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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 31st January 2017.

 

Arriva are cutting their 5a bus route short so that Brotton will no longer be included.

The half-hourly service would end at Skelton instead also missing out Asda from its current route.

Arriva made the announcement saying that the cut was due to 'low passenger usage and demand'. 

Brotton councillor Michael Dick and Middlesbrough MP Tom Blenkinsop have slammed the firm, claiming the East Cleveland village could be 'taken off the map'.

They suggest extending the service to Brotton Hospital to help provide new passengers.

Both Michael and Tom say they are writing to Arriva but if the changes go ahead the route will be cut on the 19th of February.

 

Guisborough Hospital is giving residents the chance to find out more about the site's redevelopment.

Melissa Major reports.

 

 

Redcar and Cleveland's Winter Walking Festival is now well underway and walkers of all kinds are invited to join in.

Walks range from gentle strolls around the borough to hikes tackling some of Redcar & Cleveland's trickiest routes.

It also gives people the opportunity to learn about the history of our area's communities with walks led by an expert guide.

Heritage trails include an exploration of Coatham and Warrenby's past as well as the history of the Saxon Princess whose remains were found in a seventh century burial ground near Loftus.

For the first time ever in the festival walkers can try out Nordic Walking which uses two poles.

The Winter Walking Festival is already on and will carry on until this Sunday.

 

And thousands of Teessiders have signed a petition calling for Donald Trump's state visit to the UK to be cancelled.

As of yesterday evening 742 people from Redcar had added their name.

And over 2300 each from Middlesbrough Stockton had also signed.

It doesn't call for a full ban but instead asks that he not be allowed to visit the royal family.

The petition argues that this is because it 'would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen'.

Over 1 million people have signed the petition so far meaning that it could now be considered for debate by MPs.


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