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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 28th January 2017.


Volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have once again been called into action in our area.

The team received a call at around half past one on Thursday afternoon to assist the North East Ambulance service with a 55 year old woman who had sustained a knee injury after her dog ran into her on Eston Moor.

The Great North Air Ambulance also attended the scene after finding a gap in the low cloud that enabled them to land close by.

Once the lady was in the aircraft the mountain rescue team were stood down.

Twelve members of the team were involved in the response to the incident.


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s cabinet has approved the school funding formula recently agreed at the Schools Forum meeting which protects budgets.

A minimum funding guarantee for all schools is set by the government meaning that no school will have its budget reduced by more than 1.5% even if the number of pupils at the school has declined.

Other schools will see an increase in their budget as the cabinet has agreed to recommendations to provide more funding for those pupils currently assessed as being just above the ‘most disadvantaged’ threshold.

The councillors agreed to make changes to the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index banding amounts meaning that additional funding will go to children who are likely to be just above the threshold for Pupil Premium funding but are still disadvantaged. This ensures funding is targeted at our areas most vulnerable learners.


You could become a record breaker alongside TV star Mark Benton by taking part in the world’s largest waltz in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in May.

Age UK Teesside has organised the waltz to celebrate “loving later life” and to ultimately raise awareness of the social isolation and loneliness felt by many of the elderly population.

Guisborough-born actor Mark Benton, who famously took part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, is putting his best foot forward for the project and will be there on the day waltzing on Saltburn promenade where the challenge will take place.

The attempt to break the world record will be on Friday 19 May at 2pm. There will be a host of other activities taking place in Saltburn Valley Gardens between 10am and 4pm to encourage people of all ages to take part.

Guinness Book of Records regulation requires there to be more than 2,000 couples waltzing simultaneously for five minutes and 20 seconds. Each couple must waltz to a set route which will be available on YouTube for those wishing to take part.

If successful, Saltburn would take the current title from Bosnia, which it has held since 2007 when 1,510 couples waltzed to victory.

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