105FM :: Local Radio for Redcar & Cleveland

A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 9th September 2016

Tom Blenkinsop, MP for Middlesbrough and East Cleveland, today raised the death of miner John ‘Richie’ Anderson and other accidents at the Boulby Potash Mine in the House of Commons.

Tom asked that time be made available in parliament’s busy schedule to debate the safety issues and the treatment of those workers injured in the accidents. In particular, he highlighted that the low sick pay received by some of those injured had meant they had to return to work despite their conditions.

David Lidington MP, the Leader of the House, said he would raise the matter with the relevant ministers.

 

Teesside based charity, The High Tide Foundation, who aim to raise the aspirations of young people locally, have announced the launch of a brand new Automotive Cadetship this month.

The new scheme, which starts this month, has been developed in partnership with logistics expert AV Dawson and four other companies based in the region including SABIC and Nifco, as well as Nissan and Evans Halshaw. These organisations, all members of High Tide Foundation, will provide participants with an insight into the world of automotive and the region’s thriving automotive sector;  exploring the full supply chain; from manufacture of plastic and movement of steel, through to the art of sales at the car showroom. 

The programme will run for six weeks and will be offered to year 9 students across Teesside from schools that are signed up as High Tide Members. This cadetship is suitable for students hoping to progress onto an apprenticeship or go on to college to study a STEM subject such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a career path into the automotive industry. 

 

A legendary runner and founder of the Great North Run is backing the bid to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Yorkshire in 2019.

Brendan Foster CBE has added his support as the north gets set for a blockbuster weekend of sport.

Welcome to Yorkshire, the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, UK Sport and British Cycling have submitted a ground-breaking bid to host the Championships, the cost of which is being fully underwritten by the UK Government and backed with £24 million of investment. A decision on whether the bid has been successful will be made after the UCI’s annual congress in Doha next month.


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