Zetland FM Local News - 14th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 14th September 2016
The North of England’s four main ports have agreed a new partnership to create jobs, boost exports and prosperity across the whole of the North of England.
The new Northern Ports Association will unite northern ports and make importing and exporting much easier.
Bringing together the ports at Teesport, Liverpool, Hull and Tyne will mean the North can act as a genuine gateway to the world, connecting Atlantic shipping in Liverpool in the west to the east’s links with the continent.
The Association was launched in parliament yesterday evening, with the four ports signing a Memorandum of Understanding to take forward the commitment.
Members of the public are being alerted to blue-green algae in the water at Hemlington Lake.
The blue-green algae occur naturally in water and their growth is encouraged by warm sunny conditions.
Their presence in the lake has been confirmed by the Environment Agency and warning notices have now been put in place.
Toxins in the algae have been known kill wild animals, farm livestock and domestic pets, whilst in humans they can cause rashes after skin contact and if swallowed can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain.
Members of the public are being advised to heed the warning signs and avoid contact with the water.
The algae are likely to subside when the weather cools.
The success of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Children and Families Safeguarding team was highlighted in a report to Cabinet yesterday.
Working with all children and their families, including looked after children, the team ensures the borough’s children have the best start in life and make sure they are receiving the best possible care.
At the end of March this year the team was working with 199 young people who were being looked after, with 158 in foster care and 41 in another form of care or living independently.
Such has been the success of the team in working alongside foster carers, 75% of children being looked after have been placed with foster carers from all corners of the borough. The council is looking for more foster carers to make a difference, for more information please visit: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/fostering.