Zetland FM Local News - 17th November 2017
It's been announced that a local further education college is to merge with another college on Teesside;
Police have once again appealed for the public's help to trace a missing 13-year-old boy;
...and a number of weapons have been handed in to police as part of a national amesty.
It's been announced that a local further education college is to merge with another college on Teesside.
Redcar and Cleveland College is to merge with Stockton Riverside College, but will retain its site in Redcar.
The college, on Corporation Road, was recently rated inadequate by Ofsted.
Both colleges have said they will benefit from shared expertise, resources and best practice and have better opportunities for future growth.
MP for Redcar Anna Turley said yesterday that the merger is good news for further education in Redcar and Cleveland and is an important step forward, ensuring that our young people have the top quality education they deserve.
She went on to say that the merger will bring an end to the insecurity that has hung over Redcar College, guaranteeing that our borough will retain an FE college and that learners will not have to travel further afield.
Police have once again appealed for the public's help to trace a missing 13-year-old boy.
Danny Ramsdale went missing on Monday 23rd October and is believed to be in the Redcar or Hartlepool areas.
He is described as a white, around 5ft 5” tall, of slim build and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black and blue Berghaus coat.
Anyone who may have seen him or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
A number of weapons have been handed in to police as part of a national amesty.
Three days into a two week firearms and ammunition surrender, Cleveland Police have had a revolver, six shotguns, ammunition and some component parts handed in.
In line with the national campaign, throughout the two weeks, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession of the firearm at the point of surrender to lawful authority and they can remain anonymous.
However, the history of each live weapon will be checked for evidence of its use in crimes.
The surrender will run until midnight on Sunday 26 November and police are hoping to collect as many guns and ammunition as possible during the campaign.