Zetland FM Local News - 16th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 16th August 2016.
The family of a teenager killed in a collision in Grangetown at the weekend have paid an emotional tribute to him;
18-year-old Charlie Darren Stubley of Teesville was involved in the collision between an off-road style motorcycle that he was riding and a Ford Ka on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown at around 7.30pm on Sunday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Charlie's family have released a photograph taken after he joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, known as REME in March 2015.
In an emotional statement released with the photograph, Charlies mother Tracy paid tribute to her son.
She said “Our hearts are ripped in two. You were a lovely lad, always proud and inspirational. My blue eyed, my very own soldier boy Craftsman Stubley REME."
Meanwhile police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen Charlie riding a red motorcycle prior to the collision and specifically the driver of a Silver Vauxhall Meriva or Zafira which is believed to have passed the scene of the collision prior to it occurring.
Witnesses are asked to contact PC Sharon Smith of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 147326.
A local MP has reacted with disappointment at the announcement of job losses at Boulby potash mine.
MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, said that yesterdays announcement of 140 job losses is ‘disappointing news for the local economy’.
Anna said that her immediate thoughts are with the workforce and their families affected by the announcement which was made yesterday morning by ICL UK, which owns the mine.
ICL UK has began consultation with the trade union Unite on the job losses, which are expected to be made by the end of the year.
A new data centre is set to be built in our area on part of the former ICI Wilton site.
ST2, which is a start-up “sustainable technology company” has completed an exchange of land in Redcar,as part of a £100 million data centre development.
The new data centre project will lead to the creation of around 400 jobs, promises a carbon neutral footprint, and will be situated on land which was used for the former ICI chemical works at Wilton.
The final data centre project is subject to planning permission. A planning application has been submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, which is expected to be reviewed over the next six months.