Zetland FM Local News - 2nd May 2017
The biggest floating vessel in the world has paid a visit to our area;
Cleveland Police are asking people to surrender their knives without fear of prosecution from today;
...and it's been announced that there's been 16 arson attacks on Eston Hills just in April.
The biggest floating vessel in the world, the £2.5bn 'Pioneering Spirit', has paid a visit to our area.
The titanic ship arrived yesterday and berthed around five miles off South Gare yesterday evening.
Overnight, work has been taking place to transfer her cargo - the decommisioned 24,000 tonne 'Brent Delta Topside' oil rig - onto a huge floating barge in the mouth of the River Tees.
And at around half past four today the rig will then be brought into port at Hartlepool ready to be dismantled over the coming months.
There are expected to be excellent sightseeing opportunities along both sides of the river.
The 'Pioneering Spirit' will then head off to her next job pretty much straight away.
Cleveland Police are asking people to surrender their knives without fear of prosecution from today.
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.
It's been announced that there's been 16 arson attacks on Eston Hills just in April.
That's one fire every other day and almost half the total fires recorded for the whole of last year.
It was announced by Cleveland Fire Brigade at a public meeting held on Friday at Eston.
Along with Cleveland Police, the council and Redcar MP Anna Turley, they asked the public for ideas on how to prevent arson attacks.
Suggestions included having more police motorbikes on the hills, more gates restricting and having a special area for people to ride off-road vehicles.
Saltburn are attempting to break a world record in waltzing later this month.
Age UK Teesside is hoping to break the record by dancing their way along Saltburn pier and promenade on the 19th of May.
The record is currently held by Bosnia who managed to get one thousand five hundred and ten couples waltzing in 2007.
The event has been organised to celebrate "loving later life" and to raise awareness of the loneliness elderly people face.
However, they've assured us that the event is for people of all ages and all dancing abilities - including those with two left feet.