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Two men are appearing in court today for sentencing after a dog was found buried in Kirkleatham Woods with a nail hammered in its head;

The health and safety watchdog is preparing to launch prosecutions over recent incidents at Boulby Mine;

...and more than 50 litter picks are set to take place across Redcar and Cleveland as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Two men are appearing in court today for sentencing after a dog was found buried in Kirkleatham Woods with a nail hammered in its head.

The 16-year-old blind and deaf dog was found in October and shocked residents of Redcar and Cleveland.

Now two men - aged 59 and 60 - are due at court today after admitting to different roles.

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 health and safety watchdog is preparing to launch prosecutions over recent incidents at Boulby Mine.

Business Minister Margot James has said she understands the watchdog is investigating Potash.

It follows a series of events, including an underground fire as well as the death of worker John Anderson after a gas blowout.

The minister told parliament that the watchdog will "not hesitate to prosecute" if its investigations show that managers failed to meet required safety standards.

East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop also spoke in parliament about the recent incidents at the mine.

 

More than 50 litter picks are set to take place across Redcar and Cleveland as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

And now the council are looking for volunteers to help out.

The national campaign takes place over this weekend with the aim of clearing up litter.

Events will be taking in place right across the borough, including Skinningrove, Guisborough and Eston.

The clean up builds on Redcar and Cleveland Council's "Love It" campaign, which focuses on improving the environment and building pride in communities.

For anyone who wants to help out, details of the litter pick can be found on the council's website.


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