Zetland FM Local News - 20th October 2017
Labour and Conservative MPs from our area have called on the Government to back Teesside’s bid for a carbon capture and storage pilot;
Police are appealing for information after a Rolex watch was stolen from a jewellers in Middlesbrough;
...and pupils at a local school are to get the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of recycling as part of the council's ‘Check it before you chuck it’ campaign.
Labour and Conservative MPs from our area have called on the Government to back Teesside’s bid for a carbon capture and storage pilot.
In the recently announced Clean Growth Strategy, the Government committed up to £100 million to advancing CCS technology and a demonstration pilot.
Industrial CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide from polluting industries and pumping it into a storage facility such as under the North Sea in depleted oil fields.
The technology has the potential to help Britain meet climate targets whilst protecting and creating industrial jobs.
Tees Collective, a cluster of leading energy and carbon intensive industries on Teesside, want to create Europe’s first CCS equipped industrial zone.
Speaking in the Westminster Hall debate, Redcar MP Anna said that our area was the ideal location for the pilot.
Police are appealing for information after a Rolex watch was stolen from a jewellers in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred last Thursday at 3.15pm when a man walked into Goldsmiths on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough and requested to try on a Rolex watch.
The man then managed to avoid the staff in the store and left wearing the watch.
The man is described as being a white male in his early 20s, around 5 ft 8” tall, of very slim build with dark brown hair and he was clean shaven.
He was wearing dark blue jeans, a white long sleeved top with a navy blue body warmer.
Anyone who has been offered the Rolex watch for sale or who may know the whereabouts of the watch are asked to contact PC Chris Hirst on the 101 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Pupils at a local school are to get the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of recycling as part of the council's ‘Check it before you chuck it’ campaign.
Later today, staff from the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s waste and recycling team will be teaching the pupils at Wilton Primary School about what items should be put in the different bins as well as explaining what happens to recycling once it’s been collected.
In addition to talks by staff, pupils will have the opportunity to play a variety of recycling games, including recycling bin basketball which teaches pupils about what can and can’t be recycled by throwing plastic bottles and tins through the hoop and into the bin.
It is hoped that by making recycling fun, the pupils will become better recyclers themselves as well as passing on the message to their parents to recycle better at home.
To find out more about ‘Check it before you chuck it’ and what can and can’t be recycled, go to redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/recycling.