Zetland FM Local News - 21st April 2017
Police believe a protest could take place this morning on Tees Dock Road in Redcar;
Cleveland Police are encouraging people to surrender their knives or sharp objects without fear of prosecution;
...and there will be no trains between Saltburn, Redcar and Middlesbrough on the 28th of April.
There are warnings of rush hour delays this morning after reports that further protests could take place on Tees Dock Road in Redcar.
Drivers are being warned that it could cause major traffic disruption.
Todays action is believed to be planned for Teesport, similar to a demonstration that took place two weeks ago.
The protest caused backed-up traffic between Redcar and Grangetown.
Make sure you stay tuned to Zetland FM's travel bulletins for the latest updates.
The Redcar RNLI Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was launched on Thursday 20 April 2017 after the two-man crew of a fishing boat sent out a distress call when their fishing boat broke down in the Tees bay approximately 1.5 miles north of the lifeboat station.
The lifeboat launched just before 11am and towed the disabled craft to safety in Paddy’s Hole, in the mouth of the River Tees.
Cleveland Police are encouraging people to surrender their knives or sharp objects without fear of prosecution.
It’s part of a national campaign to try and tackle knife crime.
It follows on from last year's successful campaign where 106 knives or sharp objects were handed in.
The campaign begins on the second of May and ends the following Monday.
Anyone with objects to surrender can put them in knife bins at the police station at Kirkleatham.
Once items are surrendered they will be safely disposed of.
There will be no trains between Saltburn, Redcar and Middlesbrough on the 28th of April.
Northern Rail guards and driver are staging another 24-hour strike.
They began striking after the future of the guards' jobs became uncertain and more than a month on there has been no progress from company bosses.
Virgin Trains East Coast are also staging a walk out over the 28th and 29th meaning services to and from Darlington won't be in service either.