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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 3rd November 2016.

 

Detectives are appealing for information after a firework was thrown into the window of a family home.

The incident took place on Monday night at a property on Kirkleatham Lane in Redcar.

A man, woman and teenage boy had to flee the address after a front room window was smashed and a large firework was ignited and thrown inside, starting a fire.

Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to the address and fortunately no one was injured as a result.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries. 

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Nicky Moore by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Redcar MP Anna Turley has slammed the Government’s plans to cut funding for community pharmacies which could close a quarter of Teesside's chemists.

This means that 5 pharmacies in Redcar are at risk of closure and 35 across the whole of Teesside.

Anna has shown concern for the people in the constituency who are worried about the cuts.

Earlier this month negotiations on a new funding package for community pharmacies broke down.

This caused the Government to say they will push ahead with their plans.

The cuts mean a 12% reduction in funding for the rest of this financial year and a 7% cut next year.

They will put 1 in 4 pharmacies across the UK at risk of closure and force thousands more to scale back on services.

 

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a wall on a busy street in Redcar.

Emergency services were called to Grove Road in Redcar on Tuesday.

A man driving a blue Volvo had crashed into a wall next to The Salon hairdressers before fleeing the scene.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and possession of drugs yesterday morning.

He is in police custody awaiting questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Mohammed Rashad by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Redcar & Cleveland Councillor Lynn Pallister has won an award for County Councillor of the Year.

Councillor Pallister was selected for the award for being a committed advocate for her Grangetown constituents and for bringing about positive change in her community.

She recently helped secure £1 million of funding to transform a derelict social club into a community space to serve Grangetown.

Lynn also took the lead in setting up Teesside Steel Appeal, a local charity that supports families affected by the closure of the local steelworks in 2015. 

This year she found herself amongst nearly 200 nominations at The Councillor Achievement Awards.

It is the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors that often goes unrecognised.


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