Zetland FM Local News - 15th December 2017
Police are appealing for information as they investigate two thefts and a robbery that occurred on the same day in Coulby Newham;
The Tees Valley Mayor has given his support to a 30-year transport plan for our region;
...and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, a major East Cleveland tourist attraction, is set to get even bigger and better thanks to a £800,000 grant made possible by National Lottery players and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Police are appealing for information as they investigate two thefts and a robbery that occurred on the same day in Coulby Newham.
At around 1.25pm on Tuesday 5th December a male on a green bike approached Aldi in Coulby Newham and stole a green and black Trek bike, before making off with the stolen bike as well as his own.
At around 2.15pm the same day, a 48-year-old woman had her handbag snatched from her shoulder whilst walking through Lingfield Ash. The male suspect went through the bag in front of the woman before removing cash and demanding her phone.
At around 2.30pm the same day, a 73-year-old woman was pushing a trolley through Tesco car park in Coulby Newham when a man lifted a bag of shopping from her trolley and made off with it whilst riding a bike.
Officers are linking these incidents and are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact PC Abby Freeman from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Tees Valley Mayor has given his support to a 30-year transport plan for our region.
Ben Houchen has worked with leaders from across the North to agree the plan to transform the region’s transport infrastructure.
Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan will outline seven rail and road “corridors” where improvements are needed and call for investment to meet the upgrades.
It is expected to include vital upgrades to Darlington and Middlesbrough stations, improvements to the A19 and A66, and expansion of freight routes from the River Tees to markets across the UK.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, a major East Cleveland tourist attraction, is set to get even bigger and better thanks to a £800,000 grant made possible by National Lottery players and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The grant will be matched by another £800,000 already given by the Coastal Communities Fund and the popular Skinningrove attraction will double in size over the next year.
The important development will see the building of a large walk round museum with displays about Cleveland mining and steel communities to complement the ever popular guided tours of the mine.
It will also include state of the art artefact and document storage, two fully equipped teaching rooms, offices and maintenance area.