Zetland FM Local News - 27th February 2018
Heavy snow overnight is causing problems on the roads and public transport this morning;
Police are appealing for information after a cannabis farm was discovered in an industrial unit at South Bank;
...and visitors to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds will feel like they’ve stepped back to another age as dinosaurs get set to take over this weekend.
Heavy snow overnight is causing problems on the roads and public transport this morning.
Snow began to fall in our area late last night and has continued overnight, following an amber warning of snow from the Met Office earlier in the week.
Routes onto the moors, including the A171 at Birkbrow are reported to be affected by significant volumes of snow, and many minor routes in our area are affected by snow and ice.
The severe weather conditions, which are being nicknamed 'The Beast from the East', are expected to affect our area for most of this week.
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Police are appealing for information after a cannabis farm was discovered in an industrial unit at South Bank.
After concerns were raised by officers from Cleveland Fire Brigade, police attended a modern terraced industrial unit in the Queensway Court area of South Bank yesterday afternoon.
More than 350 cannabis plants and the associated growing equipment were discovered on two levels at the address and inquiries are on-going to trace those involved in this activity.
It is believed that the plants have a potential street value of just under £200,000.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in the area is asked to contact the Community Drugs Enforcement Team at Cleveland Police via the 101 number, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Visitors to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds will feel like they’ve stepped back to another age as dinosaurs get set to take over this weekend.
The ‘Brick Dinos’ exhibit will get underway this Saturday the 3rd of March with the Bellamy Pavilion playing host to all manner of Lego creations ranging from a life-sized pterosaur hanging from the roof to a T Rex stalking the room - and a whole host of other pre-historic marvels.
Designed by well-known artist and ace Lego creator Warren Elsmore – who also built the popular Brick Planet exhibit which visited Kirkleatham in 2016 – Brick Dinos promises fun for all the family.
Kids can learn more about dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago with fossils, skeletons and scientifically-approved Lego dinosaurs. They can also compare their own feet to that of a dinosaur and get the opportunity to build their own dinosaurs to add to the exhibit.
Running until Sunday 3 June, there is plenty of opportunity for visitors to come down and explore the land of dinosaurs, with dinosaur craft activities also taking place over the Easter school holidays.