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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 19th November 2016.

A man has been charged and locked up following a recent spate of crime in the Coulby Newham area.

Police have recently attended a number of incidents in the area, including two attempted burglaries and a theft from a motor vehicle.

Posting on their Facebook page, officers from the Coulby Newham and Berwick Hills Neighbourhood Policing Team have reported that a man has now been charged and imprisoned following the recent incidents.


Cleveland Fire Brigade is warning motorists to ensure their car is prepared for winter after almost two thirds of vehicles checked during a winter safety campaign were found to have one or more faults.

The Brigade teamed up with a number of local garages to give free two-minute drive-thru checks including tyres, lights, wipers, fluid levels and washer bottle at Coulby Newham Fire Station.

Of the 72 vehicles that were put through the five point safety check, 45 had one or more faults identified and 20 vehicles had multiple faults identified. 

Seventeen vehicles had one or more tyres with tread under the legal limit which brings an increased danger of a blow-out and taking longer to pull up to a stop in an emergency.

Sixteen vehicles had low engine oil levels meaning there is an increased risk of over-heating, break-down or the engine seizing. Nine cars had bulbs blown and 10 needed wiper blades replacing.

In addition, quite a few drivers didn’t know where their bonnet catch was located - another indication that vehicles are not being regularly checked by their owners.


Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds has been accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by 'VisitEngland' capping off a successful year for tourism in Redcar and Cleveland.

By hosting the likes of the Festival of Thrift and esteemed exhibitions such as Lego’s Brick Planet and The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, the grounds have welcomed a record-breaking 150,000 visitors in 2016.

Earlier this year, VisitEngland accredited another of the borough’s most popular attractions, the Saltburn Cliff Tramway, which has seen almost 180,000 visitors ride the water-balancing lifts.

Over 200 exhibitions and events will have been held in the borough by the end of the year, including Get Loose on the Beach featuring star BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, and the annual Redcar Half Marathon.

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