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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 15th August 2016.

A young man has died following a collision between a car and a motorcyle in Grangetown yesterday evening.

The man, who has been named locally as Charlie Stubley, died following the collision which occured at around a quarter to eight yesterday evening on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown, close to the area known as the bungalows.

The air ambulance was called to attend the incident, landing close to Somerset Road.

Eyewitnesses report seeing paramedics performing CPR on a young man at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours whilst police carried out their investigations into the incident.

Charlie's sister Aleisha has paid tribute to her brother on Twitter, posting a photograph with the caption "one in a million".

There has been no official confirmation from Cleveland Police regarding the incident.

 

The Redcar lifeboat was in operation yesterday evening.

Crews were called into action at 10.35 last night following reports of a red emergency flare being spotted near to the Tees Offshore wind farm.

Redcar's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched and spent around an hour searching the area around the wind farm for any persons or vessels in distress.

Whilst the search was on-going, UK Coastguard officers ashore discovered a recently used Chinese lantern.

Subsequently the search, which also involved the Tees pilot cutter ‘Coatham’, was called off.

 

The village of Margrove Park was invaded by scarecrows at the weekend.

The 'East Cleveland Villages Scarecrow Festival 2016' is being held in villages across the area throughout August, with Margrove Park the destination this weekend.

Visitors to the village were treated to the sight of scarecrows made in the image of a number of famous people including Mary Poppins, Charlie Chaplin, and a Redcar and Cleveland binman.

Next week the scarecrows visit the town of Loftus, and the village of Easington the week after.

Event organiser Ally Miles spoke to Zetland FM and told us how the event came about.


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