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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 21st October 2016.


Two animal lovers are offering a reward of over £900 for help in catching those responsible for hammering a nail in a dog's head and burying it alive.

As reported, a small terrier-type dog was found buried alive in Kirkleatham Woods on Wednesday.

The act of cruelty has shocked and angered many local residents.

But now two local friends have taken a step in trying to find out who did it.

Debbie Theakston and Jill Lambert placed a status on Facebook saying they were going to put up a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Support rolled in and in just a few hours they have received pledges totalling £910 and are expecting more to come in.

The RSPCA has urged anybody with information to come forward after describing the act as “horrifying and inexplicably cruel”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact RSPCA Inspector Nick Jones by calling 0300 123 8018.


A wildlife charity has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after thieves targeted their Guisborough compound.

Thieves smashed the windows and mirrors on Tees Valley Wildlife Trust's van in its Margrove Park compound.

They stole the wheels off the vans and even stole a chainsaw.

Staff had to reschedule their work and cancel volunteer activities with local groups as a result of the thefts and vandalism.

The Trust raises all its own funds to cover their costs and has been hugely set back.

Anyone who knows anything about the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.


A planning application for 114 new homes in Guisborough has been submitted.

Avant Homes submitted the application which includes “affordable” properties on land south of Rectory Lane.

The 10-acre site is near shops, a medical centre and Guisborough rugby and cricket fields.

The scheme, submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Council, features nine house designs “created specifically for this site”.

All will be two storeys and a mix of detached and semi-detached.

The Avant proposal is the latest of several housing schemes proposed for Guisborough over recent years - some of which have attracted local opposition.


The North East Ambulance Service has supported at least 60 sessions this week to teach nearly 1,800 young people lifesaving skills.

Sacred Heart School in Redcar was just one of many schools that took part, with 150 pupils learning how to resuscitate.

These pupils can be used in the future as ambassadors to train even more local students.

The event was organised in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation as part of their Nation of Lifesavers campaign.

The campaign aims to equip all young people and adults across the UK with the vital CPR skills to help save a life.

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