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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 26th October 2016.

 

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a 69-year-old man was robbed by a man in a clown mask in his Guisborough home.

The doorbell at the property on Howlbeck Road rang and when the victim answered the door he was punched in the face.

His wallet was stolen, containing bank cards and a small amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a male around 5 feet 6 inches tall, of medium build and with a local accent.

He was wearing a black hooded top, gloves and a clown mask which was white, red and black in colour.

The victim did not receive medical treatment following the incident, but he has been left shaken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Mick Jackson on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Lights could be going out across Redcar and Cleveland under the council's new cost-cutting proposals.

Redcar and Cleveland Council says it needs to save £25.6 million by 2020.

Other proposals to help get there include reconfiguring the CCTV system and moving the Laburnum Road Library so the current building can be used for childcare.

Switching off all street lights between 1am and 5am, except for dangerous junctions and bends, would save £370,000.

The measures are among ideas being considered by councillors under the council’s “Shaping Our Future” programme.

The programme aims to increase efficiency in the face of reduced budgets.

But the possible closure of Laburnum Road Library in particular has been condemned as “unacceptable” by Zetland ward councillor Josh Mason.

 

Twenty unemployed young people have spent a busy two weeks transforming Creative Thinking Resource Centre in Redcar.

The centre gives around 50 adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy being creative and independent.

The young people, aged between 16 and 24 are on a 12-week programme run by Stockton & Riverside College and have given the Centre a fresh look.

They have been backed by a £2,500 grant from UK Steel Enterprise’s Community Support Fund.

The unemployed young people gain valuable skills and experience to help them into employment.

 

Redcar pub The Cleveland Bay has earned a national prize ahead of more than 500 entries.

The pub has been crowned national winner of the coveted Enterprise Community Hero Awards.

And for owners Russ and Sarah Clark, it’s the second taste of success, having won the regional title last year.

The duo impressed the judges with their tireless efforts to make the pub a true community hub.

Groups from across Redcar meet there almost every night, and the two have worked hard to make the pub fully accessible to those less able.

They were crowned number one with a £6,000 first prize, at a ceremony in Warwick.


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