Zetland FM Local News - 25th August 2017
Redcar's MP has said that Prime Minister Theresa May "snubbed" local people during Wednesday's visit to Teesside;
Motorists are being reminded to lock up their vehicles when they leave them;
...and a student from our area has been celebrating a set of excellent GCSE results, despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour 12 months ago.
Redcar's MP has said that Prime Minister Theresa May "snubbed" local people during Wednesday's visit to Teesside.
Anna Turley said she had received "no invite, or even any notice" of the Prime Minister's visit - and said it was a snub to the people she represents.
Theresa May was in our area for the official launch of the South Tees Development Corporation, which has been set up to develop the former SSI steelworks site.
Speaking at the launch on Wednesday, Mrs May said that the South Tees Development Corporation is a prime example of how placing power in the hands of local communities can drive growth.
However Redcar MP Anna Turley says the government failed to act to save Teesside steel, and accused Mrs May of ignoring parliamentary protocol by not even notifying her of her visit.
Motorists are being reminded to lock up their vehicles when they leave them.
The warning comes after a spike in thefts, particularly in the Redcar area where in recent weeks there has been an increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles.
Posting on the Cleveland Police Facebook page, Crime Prevention Officer Steve Cranston is urging all motorists to "lock it or lose it" even if you are only leaving the vehicle for a short time.
Anyone with any information about the persons responsible for the recent thefts from vehicles is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
A student from our area has been celebrating a set of excellent GCSE results, despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour 12 months ago.
16-year-old Charlie Amos had to face adversity when studying for his GCSEs, however his hard work paid off when he received his results yesterday.
Charlie, who is a pupil at Outwood Academy Bydales in Marske, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2016, after suffering from headaches and dizzy spells, which affected his memory – specifically key dates and events.
Thankfully Charlie is now well on the road to recovery and his hard work in relearning everything he had previously learnt saw him achieve passes in all his subjects yesterday.
His determination also saw him awarded the 'Georgina's Star For Strength' award, which was voted for by pupils in his year group to recognise Charlie's strength and courage.