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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 28th November 2016.

A charity shop theft in Guisborough has left public donations unfit for sale.

Thieves targeted Oxfam charity shop on Church Street last week.

Around £50 worth of chocolate and £20 in cash was taken and many of the public's donations to the charity shop were destroyed.

Money was also taken from a collection point at the till where customers can donate spare change.

Volunteers at the shop discovered the theft on Wednesday morning.

They are currently sorting through damaged donations but many will have to be thrown away.


Redcar and Cleveland Council have organised events this week to mark National Tree Week.

It is the UK’s largest tree celebration and launches the start of the winter tree planting season.

The events are part of the “Love It” campaign which aims to improve Redcar and Cleveland's environment.

Events include tree planting at Guisborough Forest and Willow Arch Planting with the Friends of Skelton Community Orchard on Tuesday.

On Thursday a Countryside Ranger will be hosting tree identification sessions.

And on Friday trees will be planted at Camp Bank in Saltburn - and pine trees will be removed from Errington Woods to give native trees more space to grown.


Saltburn's Christmas lights are set to be switched on on Saturday.

They will be turned on by two local children who are the winners of a colouring competition.

The switch on will take place at 5pm and will be followed by Santa making his journey through the town.

There will also be events in the lead-up in both Marske and New Marske.

There will be reindeer and craft stalls on Thursday in Marske, followed by a Christmas float at 6pm.

And in New Marske there will be a Christmas parade at 5pm from the Sports Club to the Gleneagles Centre.

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