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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 7th November 2016.

 

A woman has narrowly avoided jail after stealing £100 worth of stock from a Redcar charity shop.

Emma Dawkins from South Bank, stole two jackets and stationary from The Kidney Research Shop.

She also stole over £20 worth of food from Iceland and £33 of worth of stationery from Wilkinsons.

The thefts all took place on the same day in October.

Dawkins was caught by a member of staff in the charity shop but admitted to the offences when interviewed by police later.

She has been given a suspended four week sentence in custody and has been ordered to carry out 12 months of community service.

 

Debris and silt weighing as much as 35 double decker buses has been removed from across Teesside to help prevent flooding.

Open drains have been cleared in Loftus as well as across Middlesbrough and Stockton.

In total, almost 450 tonnes of silt, muck and debris – the weight of 35 double decker buses - was removed.

The work is expected to protect communities from any possible flooding over the winter months.

It is part of a £3 million environmental programme for the North-east to repair damaged defences.

The Environment Agency has also been working to set up flood plans to ensure communities are safe for the coming winter.

 

Skinningrove’s Bonfire display is now going ahead tonight after the Saturday night display was cancelled due to weather conditions.

The event was postponed because of high winds.

However, tonight will follow exactly the same schedule as Saturday.

Music will be played from 6:30 and a firework display will start at 7pm.

This will be followed shortly by a bonfire which is a structure resembling a Whitby Collier sailing ship.

The bonfire adopts a different theme every year but usually reflects the history of East Cleveland.

This year's giant wooden structure will celebrate Teesside's historic alum industry.


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