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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 21st February 2017.


Two men are set to appear in court after a dog was found buried alive in Kirkleatham Woods with a nail hammered in its head.

The small dog was found in October and the incident shocked residents of Redcar and Cleveland.

Now two men - aged 59 and 60 - are due at court tomorrow.

They were arrested a few days after the incident on suspicion of cruelty.

The dog was found by walkers in the woods buried with a nail sticking out from between his eyes.

The couple called the police before rushing the dog to a nearby vets who were left with no choice but to put the dog down.

The court date comes just days before Redcar MP Anna Turley comes before parliament to increase sentencing for animal cruelty acts.



A plant which was mothballed in 2009 has begun production again, creating 20 new jobs.

The Hanson slag grinding plant at Teesport was taken out of action during the economic recession.

But call for the product has prompted the company to prepare for reopening.

The plant takes blast furnace slag and grinds it into a fine powder to use in concrete.

The raw material originally came from Redcar steelworks but will now have to be imported.

The two million pound project to reopen the site has been completed and production will once again start soon.


Volunteers are raising money for repairs after the newly refurbished Bears Clubhouse at Redcar Speedways were burgled on Friday.

Culprits took anything of value, including the TV, new equipment and even the contents of the bar.

Now a Just Giving page has been set up to help with repairs and with replacing stolen items.

The Speedways have nearly reached their target of £1000 meaning less money will be spent that was allocated for other projects.

The offenders were spotted on CCTV footage wheeling away bins and police have been informed.

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