Zetland FM Local News - 26th January 2018
Another dog from our area is suspected to have died after contracting the deadly flesh-eating Alabama Rot;
Cold callers are being told they are not welcome on an estate in Guisborough;
...and members of the public can get the chance to explore Redcar and Cleveland on foot this January and February as the Winter Walking Festival gets set to take in all corners of the borough.
Another dog from our area is suspected to have died after contracting the deadly flesh-eating Alabama Rot.
The dog is believed to be the second to lose its life to the diease in our area this month.
It is thought the disease may have been contracted on a walk in Kirkleatham or Errington Woods near Marske.
The death comes a fortnight after another dog died of suspected Alabama Rot after being walked in Errington Woods two weeks ago.
While the cause of the disease is unknown, it is strongly suspected of being caught from muddy woodland.
Cold callers are being told they are not welcome on an estate in Guisborough.
Signs with the message 'no cold calling' were yesterday erected on lampposts around the Thames Avenue estate in Guisborough.
The signs are intended for residents to sign their homes up as a ‘no cold calling address’.
There has recently been an increase in reports of cold calling within the Thames Road area.
Advice from local police is to get in touch with Redcar and Cleveland council to report nuisance callers, and to not feel pressured into making a purchase on your doorstep.
Members of the public can get the chance to explore Redcar and Cleveland on foot this January and February as the Winter Walking Festival gets set to take in all corners of the borough.
Starting on Monday there are walks for all ages and abilities as well as a number of Nordic Walking sessions. These sessions have been designed as an introduction to the technique and benefits of this popular walking style.
Walkers will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of routes until the end of the festival on Sunday 4 February with trails ranging from two to nine miles.
Some of the walks will also give participants the chance to learn more about the history of the borough with routes taking in the history of Coatham and the industrial history of Guisborough Woods.
There is also plenty for nature lovers to enjoy with a bird watching walk starting at Coatham Marsh and ending at the mouth of the River Tees, as well as a guided tour of Gisborough Priory and its gardens.