Zetland FM Local News - 14th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 14th October 2016.
The number of child neglect reports across Teesside services have risen by almost two thirds in the last three years according to the NSPCC.
New figures from the charity’s neglect helpline showed 295 calls in the area in the last year needed involvement from police or social services.
This is a 63% rise since the Jimmy Savile scandal first came to light.
In 2016 85 Redcar contacts were passed onto external agencies compared to 72 in 2013.
The concerns raised by members of the public who contacted the helpline included sexual abuse victims, starving children and victims of child slavery.
The charity said the figures reflected an increasing refusal for the public to turn a blind eye when it came to the welfare of children.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum has successfully made it through the first round of submissions for a grant of £800,000.
It is the first recent project to be successful after eight projects from Redcar community groups were rejected.
If ultimately successful, the cash will underpin a big expansion programme at the Museum in Skinningrove.
This would include a new gallery for displays, new office space and a classroom which will allow local schools to use the Museum as a study centre for local history.
However, this success comes alongside rejection of schemes in Redcar which include a new local theatre.
Boro fans are being urged to be on the look-out for fake replica football kits.
The warning comes amid reports of cheap adult shirts and children’s kits being advertised on social media and online selling sites.
The alert was raised by Middlesbrough Football Club who called in the local Trading Standards to investigate.
A number of shirts have now been examined and have all been found to be counterfeit and of poorer quality than the genuine product.
In some cases the fake item is not even the correct design.
Fans are being reminded that official merchandise can only be purchased directly from the club shop at the Riverside Stadium or on the official online shop.