Zetland FM Local News - 28th August 2017
A man has died after an incident involving a motorcycle in Guisborough yesterday evening;
Rail passengers in our area are being warned of disruption to services later this week because of industrial action;
...and it was a case of new meeting old yesterday when the Redcar lifeboat came across a former lifeboat more than 40 years its senior while out on a routine training run.
A man has died after an incident involving a motorcycle in Guisborough yesterday evening.
Police were called just before 9.30pm after a report of a motorcycle collision at the junction of Bolckow Street and Hollymead Drive in Guisborough.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene and police are currently trying to identify him and contact his family.
A pillion passenger has been taken to JCUH for treatment for what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.
No other vehicle appears to have been involved in the collision.
Rail passengers in our area are being warned of disruption to services later this week because of industrial action.
Northern trains have issued the first of its train timetables for customers using their servies during planned strike action by members of the RMT union this Friday the 1st of September and next Monday the 4th of September.
Northern have said that expect to run over 900 services on both strike days between 7am and 7pm, with final services on some routes finishing before 7pm.
Trains are expected to be extremely busy, journeys may take longer than normal and connections to other services may not be available.
Northern are advising customers to consider whether their journey is necessary and to recheck services before travelling.
Details of the revised timetables can be found on Northern’s industrial action page at northernrailway.co.uk/industrialaction
It was a case of new meeting old yesterday when the Redcar lifeboat came across a former lifeboat more than 40 years its senior while out on a routine training run.
The volunteer RNLI crew was at sea familiarising itself with new navigation and communications equipment which has fitted to the Redcar Atlantic 85 class lifeboat during a three month overhaul at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre on the Isle of Wight.
Shortly after launch, the crew of the Redcar lifeboat spotted what looked like an old lifeboat on the horizon.
On closer inspection and after a chat with the crew they found that it was an old Oakley class lifeboat which was built in 1969.
It was used by the RNLI until 1987 when it was taken out of service.
The crew of the former lifeboat had just bought her and were taking her to a boatyard further up the coast to begin a restoration project.