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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 14th November 2016.

A drug driver has narrowly avoided a road ban because he didn't realise his girlfriend fed him cannabis cake.

Kyle Wright kept his licence after his girlfriend baked a space cake “as a joke”.

However, he claimed that she didn't tell him about the secret ingredient.

Mr Wright was caught driving under the influence on Kirkleatham Street in Redcar in June.

His reason was accepted and he was spared a driving ban and penalty points.

However, he was given a 12 month conditional discharge

 

The One Show made it's way through Redcar in a rickshaw yesterday for Children in Need.

The fundraising challenge is travelling 470 miles from Jedburgh to central London.

Six young riders make up the team, all of whom have been supported by Children in Need funded projects.

And Pudsey is along for the ride as he sits in the rickshaw's carriage.

The One Show presenter Matt Baker is cycling alongside the team to offer support and advice throughout the journey. Yesterday the team set off from Hartlepool, heading to Middlesbrough.

They then took the Trunk Road to Redcar.

The team aims to cross the London finishing line this Friday.

 

Christmas is coming to Redcar & Cleveland with Redcar High Street's Christmas lights being switched on next week.

It will take place on the 24th of November and is the first switch on event across Teesside.

The event starts at 4pm with performances from local talent and community groups as well as speeches from VIPs.

The lights are set to turn on at 6pm and will be followed by a performance from The Little Mix Experience.

Redcar's Christmas cabins and Santa's Seaside Grotto will open as well and will remain open until Christmas Eve.


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