Zetland FM Local News - 23rd September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 23rd September 2016.
Volunteers from the RNLI Lifeboat have once again been called into action in our area.
Yesterday evening just after 6pm the Staithes and Skinningrove Coastguard team along with Whitby Coastguard, Staithes & Runswick RNLI lifeboats and the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat were tasked to reports of two people cut off by the tide, some way up the cliff, south of Runswick Bay.
Staithes RNLI and Runswick Bay Rescue Boat secured and recovered the casualties to the lifeboat before transporting them to Runswick Bay.
Despite their ordeal, the two people involved were fine and well with no apparent injuries and returned to their car for their journey home.
Redcar’S 34th Half Marathon gets underway this weekend and people are invited to come along and show their support.
The event gets underway on Sunday at 10am on Majuba Road in Redcar, over 1,000 runners will be taking part.
Organised in partnership with Everyone Active and New Marske Harriers this flat, fast and traffic-free route is popular with runners of all abilities.
The Half Marathon events for this year will again include the one mile Go Run for Fun aimed at primary school children, the Beacon 5 Kilometre as well as the wheelchair half marathon.
To ensure the safety of competitors a number of the borough's roads will be closed throughout the duration of the event and some local bus services maybe suspended or diverted.
To find out more about the road closures, please visit: redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/roadworks
Young people from our area were celebrating their success last night at the local graduation event for the National Citizen Service.
Over a hundred youngsters and their families attended the event, which was held at Sacred Heart School in Redcar.
The event included video footage of the social action projects carried out by the NCS youngsters over the summer, including work to tidy up Redcar railway station, Saltburn Scout Hut, and media work including Summer Sound at Guisborough.
MP for Middlesbrough and East Cleveland Tom Blenkinsop attended the event and presented the youngsters with their graduation certificates.
He told Zetland FM that the event had been a real success: