Zetland FM Local News - 10th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 10th December 2016.
A 65-year-old local woman has been arrested after a fail-to-stop collision following which an 84-year-old woman sadly died.
The incident happened in the car park area of the Parkway Shopping Centre, opposite KFC, shortly before 11am on Wednesday and the vehicle did not stop at the scene.
The woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
She remains in police custody.
Officers can also now confirm the identity of the woman who sadly died as 84-year-old Olwyn Fulton.
Olwyn was a mother to two children, a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to ten grandchildren.
Police are still appealing for anyone with information and anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident who may have dash cam footage to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cooking, candles and electrical equipment are all top of the Christmas danger list as Cleveland Fire Brigade warn people to take extra care during the festivities.
The seasonal reminder comes at a time of year when extra hazards in the home can trigger fires.
Over the last three years there have been 52 accidental house fires between December 1 and January 3. There were 17 were in Redcar and Cleveland, 14 in Middlesbrough, 13 in Stockton and eight in Hartlepool.
Out of these, 16 were down to electrical equipment, 14 to candles or radiated heat and 11 to cooking.
Fire chiefs are reminding the public that overloading sockets, charging mobiles and laptops overnight, leaving cooking unattended, keeping candles near curtains or tinsel and drying clothes on heaters, can all spark disaster and be the cause of fires in the home.
The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt, has paid a visit to the Redcar Royal Mail Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.
The Mayor was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Gary Holmes, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Redcar & Cleveland area over the Christmas period.
The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.
As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work delivering to every single address in the UK.
The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are Tuesday 20th December for second class mail, and Wednesday 21st December 2016 for first class.