Zetland FM Local News - 6th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 6th September 2016
Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit have taken action against unqualified drivers in our area. A driver who was stopped by officers in South Bank yesterday was found to have no insurance and had never sat or passed a driving test. Their vehicle was seized and taken off the road, the driver will receive a summons to court. Meanwhile another vehicle was seized in Normanby yesterday. Officers stopped a Vauxhall Zafira and discovered that it was being driven without insurance, by a man who was an unsupervised provisional licence holder. The driver was reported for the offences and will received a court summons in due course. An extension to a large town centre hotel is due to be completed in the new year. The Holiday Inn Express in Middlesbrough is being extended by a further 21 bedrooms, with the work due for completion by January next year. The £2.2 million project will see the Albert Road hotel, which is part of the Cleveland Centre, increase to 159 rooms less than 18 months after opening. The work will also create space for a 1600 feet ground floor restaurant. The hotel currently employs 20 staff, but has announced that it plans to employ additional house keeping and reception staff once the extension is complete. A local octogenarian is gearing up for the final stretch of a charity swim. 83-year-old Alan Frankland, who is President of Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion, is swimming the distance of the English channel, which is some 22 miles. Alan has been swimming half a mile three times a week for the past few weeks at Redcar Leisure Centre, and he will complete his channel challenge at 8am this Friday. To commemorate Alan's epic efforts, he will be escorted into the pool by Royal British Legion Standard Bearers and the Union Standard in the presence of the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Cllr Barry Hunt. Members of the legion's Redcar branch will then change into swimwear and join him for the last few lengths, before posing for a photo shoot after completion of the swim. All money raised from Alan's swim will go to the Poppy Appeal.