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A woman had to be cut from her vehicle, and a main road in our area was closed for several hours yesterday after a crash between two vehicles;

Police are issuing advice to members of the public after five incidents of bogus callers offering roofing work, which are believed to be linked;

...and Redcar and Cleveland Council has announced it is to raise council tax in the coming financial year.

 

A woman had to be cut from her vehicle, and a main road in our area was closed for several hours yesterday after a crash between two vehicles.

The A171 Birk Brow Road, at Charltons near Guisborough, was blocked by the accident which happened at around 11am and involved a red Hyundai Getz and a Vauxhall Astra.

Emergency services including police, fire brigade and ambulance, were all sent to the scene at the junction of the A171 and the turn off for Margrove Park.

The road was closed whilst emergency services dealt with the incident and traffic was diverted through Lingdale.

 

Police are issuing advice to members of the public after five incidents of bogus callers offering roofing work, which are believed to be linked.

The incidents have occurred in locations across Teesside over past fortnight.

As a result of these incidents, several hundreds of pounds have been stolen from elderly victims for work which has not been carried out.

One of the male suspects is described as having a ginger beard and is believed to be aged in his late twenties.

Officers are asking members of the public to remain vigilant with cold callers and to only open the door to people if they feel comfortable.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Redcar and Cleveland Council has announced it is to raise council tax in the coming financial year.

Yesterday councillors voted to increase the total council tax bill in the borough by 3.99%.

The council has a three-year plan to deliver more than £28.1 million of budget cuts by 2020 after previously making £76.4 million of reductions between 2010 and 2018.

The authority is also facing an increase of £3.2 million service pressures to protect vulnerable children.

Despite these cuts, the council will continue its £8 million Growth Strategy to boost the economy.

Budget details for the 2018/19 financial year can be found on the council's website.


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