Zetland FM Local News - 10th June 2017
Anna Turley is continuing on as Redcar’s MP while East Cleveland has turned Conservative as a result of Thursday’s General Election;
A primary school was put on lockdown yesterday after reports of ‘a man with a knife’ in the area;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking the public to nominate people who have made a difference to the community.
Anna Turley is continuing on as Redcar's MP while East Cleveland has taken a Conservative turn as a result of Thursday's General Election.
Anna was re-elected with a 55.5% share of the Redcar vote.
All the while, Conservatives claimed victory in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
Simon Clarke gained almost 50% of the votes and holds the only Tory seat in Teesside.
It was last held by Labour's Tom Blenkinsop who did not stand for election this year.
A local primary school was put on lockdown yesterday morning after reports of a 'man with a knife' in the area.
Nobody could enter or leave Nunthorpe Primary School in the morning as a safety measure.
It came after reports from a parent who saw the false news on social media.
But Cleveland Police have since confirmed that there had been no incidents of a man with a weapon in Nunthorpe.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are asking the public to nominate people who have made a difference to the community.
There are two spots up for grabs at this year's PRIDE awards.
The first is the Making a Difference Award which is open to any individual or team in the council who is working hard to make a difference.
The Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy is for local apprentices who are passionate to learn more and achieve high.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Leader Sue Jeffrey said: "This is a chance to acknowledge the hard work and effort made by council staff and an apprentice working with any employer in the borough.
"I'd encourage anyone who has received great service from the council or knows an inspiring young apprentice with a great future ahead of them to take a few minutes to nominate them for a PRIDE award.
Nominations can be made on the council's website before July 7.