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NatWest is the latest bank to announce it is closing branches on Teesside and in North Yorkshire in 2018;

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and both Cleveland Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are taking the opportunity to highlight it;

...and if you haven't got yours just yet, the first few days of December marks the start of the Festive season... and the hunt for a real traditional Christmas tree!

 

NatWest is the latest bank to announce it is closing branches on Teesside and in North Yorkshire in 2018.

The Guisborough and Whitby branches are set to close their doors on May 17th, with the Yarm branch closing four days later on May 21st, followed by Stokesley on June the 28th.

The move has been blamed on the changing ways people are doing their banking via online and mobile rather than face-to-face.

It's not known how many jobs will be lost at the branches but the RBS Group say that they will do their best to keep redundancies to a minimum where possible.

 

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and both Cleveland Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are taking the opportunity to highlight it.

By raising awareness of the atrocities of Modern Slavery and promoting how incidents can be reported to a specialist team of officers in the Forces Vulnerable, Exploited, Missing or Trafficked team, VEMT, both the Chief Constable Iain Spittal and 

Barry Coppinger, the Police and Crime Commissioner are keen to show their support.

A new Anti-Slavery Network is being launched in the area next year. It will see Cleveland Police and partner agencies working together to eradicate modern slavery in all its forms.

They are urging anyone who feels something not quite right to get in touch - either with police or with the Modern Slavery Helpline on oh eight thousand, one two one, seven hundred or search online for modern slavery helpline.

 

If you haven't got yours just yet, the first few days of December marks the start of the Festive season... and the hunt for a real traditional Christmas tree!

Well, this year they'll be on sale at three of Redcar and Cleveland Council's countryside sites; Guisborough Forest and Walkway, Flatts Lane Country Park and Kirkleatham Museum Grounds.

From a traditional Norway Spruce that come from the Forestry Commission’s woods on the North York Moors, to the distinctive Nordmann fir, there are Christmas trees for all tastes that are freshly cut and grown in sustainable woodlands.

Money from Christmas tree sales will go back into each of the Councils' country sites and the events they host, plus it mean that more trees are planted to take the place of those felled.


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