Zetland FM Local News - 17th March 2017
A Redcar car parts maker is creating 30 new jobs this year thanks to contracts with the likes of Jaguar, Ford and Land Rover;
Eston Hills is set to have its history revealed after Teesside Archaelogical Society get the go ahead;
...and music and comedy festival Redcar Rocks is set to return for the first time in a few years at a brand new venue.
A Redcar car parts maker is creating 30 new jobs this year thanks to contracts with the likes of Jaguar, Ford and Land Rover.
Elring Klinger is making the new jobs after a “strong twelve months” with sales totalling 21 million pounds last year.
Now it's set its sights on doubling the amount this year.
The firm has tripled its workforce over the last eight years and is now taking on even more people this year.
They're also looking to invest in the site with new storage facilities, a modernised tool store and more car parking.
Eston Hills is set to have its history revealed after Teesside Archaelogical Society get the go ahead.
The society has received nine thousand pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake the project.
It's called "Ice and Fire" and will explore and record prehistoric archaeology.
The society will do their digging over this summer with the help of local volunteers.
Areas of the hills where flint and debris have previously been found will be explored.
This will help to give a better understanding of the Stone Age communities in the Tees Valley area.
Music and comedy festival Redcar Rocks is set to return for the first time in a few years at a brand new venue.
Organisers have confirmed that the festival will take place in September, bringing five stages, camping, a fair and even a silent disco with it.
It's making its return after a few years break.
And this year the event will enjoy a new venue at the Corus British Steel Club in Dormanstown.
There will be music from Ska Boom, Henry's Funeral Shoe, Seagulls and Saltburn's very own Josh Newell Brown.
But there's a comedy line up which is set to include Rob Deering, Dan Nightingale and Teesside comic Patrick Monahan.
The last time the festival took place was in 2014 at Tuned In where The Human League headlined the bill.