Zetland FM Local News - 18th April 2017
The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was in action yesterday following reports that a person was in the sea off Redcar;
Police think a fire that destroyed a Victorian home in Skelton might have been started deliberately;
...and families in Marske are questioning why they have been asked to remove personal items from graves at a local graveyard.
The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was in action yesterday following reports that a person was in the sea off Redcar.
UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the lifeboat at just after quarter past four yesterday afternoon and the lifeboat was in the water four minutes later.
Guided by police officers on the beach, the volunteer crew searched between 50 and 100 metres offshore in an area where local fishermen store crabs and lobsters in keep boxes attached to plastic marker buoys.
After a thorough search it was concluded that the emergency call had been triggered by a sighting of one of the marker buoys or keep boxes, and UK Coastguard stood down the lifeboat.
Police think a fire that destroyed a Victorian home in Skelton might have been started deliberately.
They believe arsonists could have started the fire that left the old Station Master's home ruined.
Cleveland Police have confirmed an investigation is underway after firefighters spent over four hours extinguishing the blaze.
Three of the house's bedrooms have been completely destroyed.
Neighbours reported hearing people in the property despite it being empty for several years now.
Families in Marske are questioning why they have been asked to remove personal items from graves at a local graveyard.
It comes after a row broke out when volunteers from the Friends of St Germain's graveyard had mementos taken from the graves.
A rule states such items are prohibited but the Friends are baffled as to why the rule is only being enforced now.
And Councillor Mike Findlay says that in his opinion, the rules are meant to apply to large graves and not for discrete displays.
He wrote a letter to church authorities questioning the decision and a meeting was later callec for concerned family members.
Free blood pressure checks are on offer at Redcar Central Library this Friday.
The pop-up clinic is a walk-in service for anyone.
Blood pressure checks are carried out by nurses and only take a few minutes.
The event's being held by Saltscar Surgery as part of a national campaign organised by the Stroke Association.
The checks are on offer from half one until half four on the ground floor meeting room at the library.