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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 15th February 2017.


Police are on the hunt for a Grangetown man who walked out of court after being sentenced to jail.

It seems the judge didn't realise and carried on passing judgement after he fled.

The man was sentenced to six weeks in jail for trashing a Middlesbrough home last month.

He left a woman's living room covered in shattered glass after smashing six windows - unaware that police were watching him.

He had been released from prison just two days earlier after being locked up for carrying a knife.

On Monday he admitted to criminal damage but walked out on his jail sentence as court staff watched.

Police still haven't been able to find him.


Nominations are still being sought for this year's Inspiring Women's Awards.

The deadline for nominations is this Friday.

The awards recognise the hard work and effort of local women and were set up last year to recognise late MP Mo Mowlam.

Alongside International Women's Day, the events will begin in March and will be rounded off by an awards ceremony at Kirkleatham Museum.

The ceremony will be hosted by Zetland FM's own Julie Donaldson.



Redcar and Cleveland College has launched a competition to help find a new name for its health and social care facility.

The college wants to dedicate the name of it therapeutic care wing to an inspirational figure.

Competition entries must include the name as well as a brief description of why the person should be chosen.

Nominations could be a regional or national figure, a relative or a friend who you believe deserves this tribute.

Along with the renaming, the winner will also get an iPad Mini.

Nominations should be emailed to the college before the closing date on Friday the 17th of March.

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