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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 11th August 2016.

An early morning crash closed a main road in our area yesterday.

The accident happened on Skelton High Street at the junction with Coniston Road at around twenty past six yesterday morning, and involved a Morgan’s bakery van and a Vauxhall Corsa.

Three crews from Cleveland Fire Brigade spent around two hours at the scene and had to use cutting equipment to remove the car which was trapped underneath the Mercedes Sprinter van.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed that no one was injured in the incident, and the High Street re-opened at around 9am.


A local college has announced it will open the North East’s first health and safety training academy this summer.

Redcar & Cleveland College will launch the academy in September to deliver high-quality training and relevant hands-on experience for people who aspire to work in the health and safety industry.

Colin Willis, lead tutor in health and safety, along with a dedicated team of practitioners, will provide an extensive range of accredited courses, including the NEBOSH Level 3 International General Certificate and the flagship NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma.

Unique to the academy will be the opportunity for employers to draw on the experience that the team have acquired with SABIC UK at Wilton International in delivering a Competence Assurance programme. This programme includes policy development, competence assessor training and mentoring and on-going support.

The academy, which opens on Monday, 5 September, will also offer bespoke health and safety courses at foundation level, in conjunction with employers across the region.


A local octogenarian is raising money for charity by swimming the length of the English Channel.

83-year-old Alan Frankland is branch president of the Royal British Legion in Redcar and is raising money for the Poppy Appeal by swimming the equivalent of the English channel at Redcar swimming pool by doing the distance in half mile stints of 32 lengths at a time.

So far he has so far swum 15 miles and hopes to complete the full distance by the end of this month.

He is hoping that some of the other members of the local branch of the British Legion will join him on the last half mile.

Any one wishing to sponsor Alan can do so by contacting the Redcar branch of the Legion.

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