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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 31st October 2016.

 

A multi-million pound water treatment scheme is proving a success after fish were found in a once heavily polluted stream.

The new pumping and treatment scheme near Hagg Farm in Skelton now means the water in Saltburn stream is running clear.

Fish – including brown trout, bullheads and a flounder - have now been spotted.

The encouraging signs come months after the £3.6 million scheme officially opened in July.

In 1999 a large mine water outbreak saw the water in Saltburn Gill turn a vivid orange, killing fish and river insects.

Although not harmful to people, the iron ochre polluted both streams, discoloured the beach and sometimes caused an orange plume to form in the sea.

 

Volunteers took to Redcar's South Gare yesterday to clear the area of rubbish.

Over a tonne of dropped, blown and fly tipped rubbish was removed in an attempt to brighten up an area where visitors come to fish, walk and relax.

The action was carried out by the Friends of Redcar and Surfers Against Sewage volunteers.

Some volunteers even took bags of the collected waste away in the back of their own vehicles direct to the Warrenby waste depot.

The social action was supported by Redcar and Cleveland Council, following the deep clean Redcar High Street recently undertook.

Anyone wishing to get involved in similar action can contact Friends of Redcar by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Carl at 07966 985444.

 

A new drama filmed in Saltburn will air on TV tonight.

Two part series Dark Angel will be on ITV at 9pm.

And Saltburn is expected to feature heavily in the show - with the cast and crew spending time in the seaside town last year.

Some scenes were shot on the beach, while others were in the historic Ship Inn pub.

Dark Angel is based on the true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, played by the Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt.

Mary Ann is seen to be a loving wife and mother, but after returning to the North East finds herself faced with poverty and an ill husband.

Viewers will see how ruthlessly determined she is to pursue a better life - marrying men before killing them in order to take their money and move on.

 

Birdwatchers from across the North of England flocked to Redcar yesterday morning to catch a glimpse of a rare bird.

The Pied Wheatear was spotted close to the Regent Cinema in Redcar early yesterday morning, and quickly attracted the attention of birdwatchers from near and far, who could be seen taking photographs of the bird from the Esplanade using a variety of camera equipment and zoom lenses.

It is reported that two of the photographers had come over from Lancashire and another from Lincolnshire, just to see the bird.

Despite the excitement amongst the twitchers, the bird itself seemed unphased by all the attention it had attracted, and eventually flew off.


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