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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 27th October 2016.


A coroner has ruled that a vulnerable woman whose body was found in Guisborough Woods died of 'misadventure’.

Helicopters and over 20 mountain rescue volunteers were scrambled in the search for Patricia Kettlewell after she went missing in August.

Her body was found in the woods with high levels of over-the-counter pills in her system, her recent inquest revealed.

Tests revealed she had levels of paracetamol in her system that was “above the normal therapeutic range”.

The inquest also heard that Ms Kettlewell had serious health problems relating to her kidneys.

Now a coroner has ruled that the Lingdale cook died of misadventure.

After Ms Kettlewell’s disappearance, friends paid tribute to the “lovely woman” on social media.


A new Catering Academy and a Walled Garden are being planned for a big regeneration project at the Kirkleatham Estate.

It's anticipated to create 80 jobs and over 100 apprenticeships.

The plans are part of an ongoing restoration programme on the estate.

The council has secured £1.1 million from the Coastal Communities Fund and is currently in the process of securing £2.4 million from the Local Growth Fund.

This will be used to develop a quality attraction and training centre which would incorporate a restaurant, a retail unit and events space.

Plans will also include three and a half acres of restored gardens.


Deep cleans may be rolled out across Redcar and Cleveland after the recent success of the High Street clean.

On Sunday, a “deep clean” saw dozens of people remove bags of rubbish and weeds, scrub away old chewing gum and jetwash the pavements.

The work will continue this week to finish cleaning the remaining sections of the High Street and the shop fronts of businesses.

And it proved so successful, it is likely to be repeated elsewhere.

The clean was carried out as part of the council's 'Love It’ campaign to make the high street more appealing to shoppers and visitors.


Zetland Cafe has withdrawn a public offer to take in unwanted dogs and are instead helping a local stray charity.

This follows last week's horrific discovery of a dog that had been buried alive with a nail in its head in Kirkleatham Woods.

Owners of the Redcar cafe posted a public status on Facebook earlier this week saying that they would take in unwanted dogs, “no questions asked”.

However after the post quickly went viral, owner Karl Nixon realised he didn’t have the experience, knowledge or facilities to deal with an influx of unwanted dogs.

However Karl still wants to help.

He is now trying to help raise funds for local stray dog charity Maxi’s Mates, as well as collecting useful items for their kennels at Dunsdale and encouraging others to help.

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