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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 7th December 2016.

 

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a petrol station in Guisborough using bladed weapons.

The two men and two women remain in custody.

On Sunday night two men entered Co-op petrol station on Middlesbrough Road wearing balaclavas. 

One of the men held a blade near a shop assistant’s face and forced her behind the counter, demanding cash.

He then pried the till open with his weapon and the pair left with cash, the till and a bottle of Jack Daniels. 

 

Plans for a £25.6 million budget cut across Redcar and Cleveland have now been approved by the Council's Cabinet.

They include a 2% increase in council tax, turning off some street lights and cuts to libraries across the area.

The three-year plan was agreed yesterday to help deal with the Government's decreased grant to the council.

There will be a 2% increase in council tax to raise over £1 million a year to help support communities and vulnerable people.

Several libraries across Redcar & Cleveland will have their hours reduced and the mobile library will stop.

And one in three street lights in residential areas will be turned off between 1 and 5 in the morning.

 

100 new jobs could be created at Wilton after the site has been picked as the “preferred location” by an Australian company.

If the proposal goes ahead production is expected to begin in 2019.

The company - Peak Resources - has chosen Wilton after considering more than 25 countries.

They say skilled labour force, access to global shipping and cheap and reliable bulk supplies are some of the reasons for its decision.

Wilton International would get a £70 million investment in order to build a new refinery for metals.

The market for the metals is expected to grow due to the demand for electric cars and wind turbines.


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