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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 17th February 2017.


Police are calling a man out for "irresponsible behaviour" after he used his car to block a speed camera in Skelton.

They also warned him that he could be taken to court for harassment if he carried on doing it.

The man received a speeding ticket on Marske Lane in Skelton five years ago.

So on Tuesday he parked his BMW directly behind a mobile speed camera van for an hour.

After he was hailed a "legend" on social media Police Inspector Harry Simpson reminded drivers that speeding can cause serious road collisions.

Over the last six weeks there have been 71 speeding drivers on Marske Lane.

And in 2016 there were 225 driving offences on the Skelton road as well as a serious traffic collision five years ago.


Redcar & Cleveland Council are asking residents for their views on how a multi-million pound investment should be spent to improve Redcar town centre.

They believe that Redcar needs improvements to stay competitive in a time where online shopping is increasing.

A series of proposals have been drawn up about how the funding will be used following a meeting last year.

And now the council wants people to have their say.

The plans include turning empty properties into retail and business spaces and promoting the town to help attract new visitors.

A consultation has been opened on the council’s website on so that people can give their views online.

There will also be three consultation events next week in Redcar High Street.


And the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has recorded a single to help raise money for charity.

Councillor Barry Hunt is recording 'Hurry Home', a 1980s hit written by Stockton-based songwriter Steve Thompson.

The money raised will go to the Mayor's chosen charities - Redcar's Coatham House which provides shelter for young people in need, and Earthbeat, a theatre group for adults with learning disabilities.

The CD will be available at businesses around the area from the 20th of February or is available now from pre-order on Steve Thompson's website.

Steve told us a little bit about a performance to promote the single.

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