Zetland FM Local News - 13th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 13th October 2016.
A pilot scheme set up by Redcar & Cleveland GPs has been praised by health regulators Healthwatch.
South Tees Access and Response - or STAR - hubs were set up by local GPs to improve access to their services outside normal working hours.
They were launched across both Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough to support community nursing and urgent care services.
The scheme extends GP opening times and anyone who wants to see a GP can access the service at dedicated hubs.
Now a new report published by Healthwatch has been published with positive feedback.
Healthwatch teams spoke to patients who visited STAR hubs at Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
Overall, most patients had ‘nothing but praise about the service and the care they received’.
A man has been sentenced after attempting to steal £1,000 worth of valuable metal from SSI.
The thief was caught on CCTV stealing valuable metal from the steelworks plant after the firm went into liquidation.
Alan Williams and an accomplice tried to steal an estimated £1,000 worth of copper cable to allegedly sell on the black market.
While the true worth of the copper isn’t known, the court heard it had a “significant resale value”.
It is said that Williams didn’t realise that the site was still under 24 hour security, despite SSI being mothballed.
The bandit was spotted on camera dragging it towards the fence to take it off the SSI site.
Williams pleaded guilty to theft and has been sentenced to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work.
A new exhibition including photography from the filming of Atonement is opening at Palace Arts in Redcar.
The exhibition opens on Sunday and will feature a wide range of work from local artists.
Pieces of textiles, ceramics, glass, painting, drawing and photography will be on display.
Included in the exhibition is a photographic record of the filming of Atonement on the Redcar seafront ten years ago.
Pam Ainsley's images are sure to stir up memories of a time often still talked about and will be on display until the end of November.
The exhibition will last for two months, ending on December 18th.