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Staff at a local convenience store have been left shaken after a knifepoint raid;

Large crowds are expected later today when a lifeboat station’s brand new lifeboat is formally named;

...and young people in a Redcar are being made the subject of a new BBC Documentary.

Staff at a local convenience store have been left shaken after a knifepoint raid.

A masked-man walked into the McColl's shop at the Viewley Centre in Hemlington at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening and demanded cash from the till.

He jumped over the counter and threatened two female employees with a knife, before demanding money from the till, and fleeing the scene.

Both members of staff were left shaken by the raid but unhurt.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

 

Large crowds are expected later today when a lifeboat station’s brand new lifeboat is formally named.

At 2pm this afternoon, the new lifeboat which is to be based at Staithes and Runswick RNLI will be formally christened Sheila & Dennis Tongue III.

The name is being given in honour of a family from Devon, whose left a major bequest to the RNLI that has so far funded three new lifeboats.

The new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, which cost £235,000 has a top speed of 35 knots and is the fastest in the RNLI fleet.

Today’s ceremony, which will take place outside the station boathouse, will feature the North Skelton Band and the Men of Staithes choir.

The ceremony begins at 2pm today at the RNLI boathouse on the Cowbar side of Staithes.

 

Young people in a Redcar are being made the subject of a new BBC Documentary.

Production company 72Films is looking for teenagers and young adults to star in the show.

It will be a three-part coming-of-age documentary surrounding Redcar natives and their families.

It's about the critical choices people have to make at such a young age about their future career and life.

The company is looking for people aged between 16 and 21 who were brought up in the area.

Once filmed the documentary will air on the BBC.


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