Zetland FM Local News - 1st December 2017
Cleveland Police are warning the public to beware of fraudulent telephone callers;
A social worker from Redcar and Cleveland has received national recognition after winning a top prize at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards;
...and the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart will be awash in red later today as the building lights up to mark World AIDS Day.
Cleveland Police are warning the public to beware of fraudulent telephone callers.
Yesterday officers received over half a dozen reports from people in our area reporting a potential telephone scam.
Householders have received phone calls from someone who says they are from “Manchester Police” or “Hammersmith Police” and saying they were ringing in connection with an on-going fraud enquiry.
The caller then asked people for personal information including their bank details.
Police do not believe anyone has fallen victim to the fraudster, however they are reminding everyone that police officers would never request anyone’s personal or bank details over the phone.
They are advising anyone who receives a similar phone call to terminate the call immediately.
A social worker from Redcar and Cleveland has received national recognition after winning a top prize at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards.
Louise Walker, who works for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, was named the winner of the Raising the Profile of Social Work award at the national event which took place last Friday in London.
The award recognises social workers who have made a difference in promoting a recognition of the importance and value of social work.
The Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart will be awash in red later today as the building lights up to mark World AIDS Day.
The day, which is held across the world today, marks the advances made in treating the disease but acknowledging that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the fact that HIV and AIDS is still a condition that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK.
It reminds the public that HIV has not gone away and there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education
Running since 1988, the day is generally marked by a red ribbon and this has expanded to local authorities across the north-east turning iconic buildings red in support of World Aids Day.
Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for health, housing and welfare, said: “World AIDS Day is crucial in raising awareness of the devastating impact HIV and AIDS has on people across the country, many people don’t realise how big an issue it still is and hopefully by lighting up the Heart a few more people can become aware of the condition.”
To find out more about World AIDS Day, go to www.worldaidsday.org.