105FM :: Local Radio for Redcar & Cleveland

A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 6th October 2016.

 

It was announced yesterday that French steel will be used to build Britain's new nuclear submarines, almost one year after Redcar’s steelworks were closed.

Redcar MP Anna Turley has called the decision a “kick in the teeth for British steel workers fighting to keep the industry alive.” 

Yesterday it was reported that a French firm has won the contract to supply steel for part of the submarines.

This is said to be a contract that could have protected at least 1000 jobs in the UK steel industry.

Construction of the £41 billion submarines is due to start in Cumbria this week.

 

Officers are warning people to be vigilant following a report of a scam letter claiming to be the “Peoples Postcode Lottery”.

A man received a letter on Tuesday in the Redcar area which stated he had won £350,000 even though he had not entered into the postcode lottery.

Customer services at the Lottery have been contacted and confirmed that the letter is not genuine.

Anyone with information or anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of the scam is asked to contact Action Fraud.

 

Plans for a monument on Eston Hills have been put to a stop due to repeated vandalism.

Three years of work have been met with repeated vandalism, fly-tipping and joyriders making it unsafe to go ahead with the plan

Three years ago a passionate group started a campaign to buy land at Eston Hills and set up a monument.

The Friends of Eston Hills raised £15,000 through public donations and brought Eston Nab into public ownership for the first time ever.

The group carried out litter picks and asked Cleveland Police and Redcar and Cleveland Council to remove large piles of fly-tipping and burnt out cars.

But their hard work and devotion to the cause has been met with repeated vandalism.

New metal barriers were put up to prevent this but even these were ripped down after just a few days.

And so they have made the “sad” decision to abandon their plans of a memorial at Eston Nab and to erect one in the town instead.


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