Zetland FM Local News - 16th November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 16th November 2016.
An MP believes that the former SSI site has the potential to provide thousands of jobs by turning it into a free port.
Richmond MP Rishi Sunak believes a free port could revive the North-East.
This is because the ports are considered to be outside the country, meaning that goods can enter and leave without the usual import costs.
The one thousand 400 acre site would be used along with Teesport which he described as “one of the most modern ports in the country”.
He believes the scheme could create 86 thousand jobs.
And the proposals have been backed by the North East Chamber of Commerce.
They said the plans represented a “tremendous” chance to overcome Brexit difficulties.
An inquest into the suicide of a Redcar teenager has revealed that he may have done so because of a “fake” Facebook girlfriend.
Mitchell Bowie was found dead, aged just 18, in July at his family home.
Yesterday his family said he had been catfished by a fake person whose actions led Mitchell to kill himself.
The hearing was told that Mitchell was seeing a girl from Liverpool who he met on Facebook but his family don't think the two had ever met in-person.
They said that the Facebook girlfriend made excuses not to meet Mitchell and sent him threatening messages.
When Mitchell ended their relationship he began talking to the girl's “cousin”.
He later sent the cousin a photo apparently showing him preparing to kill himself.
He was found dead the next morning by his brother and the ‘cousin’ has refused to provide a statement.
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 is on from 4pm to around 7pm and will include a performance from The Little Mix Experience as well as local talent.
This event will be followed by the Saltburn switch on on the third of December and the Guisborough switch on on the sixth of December.