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Plans for a shop, car wash and tyre repair centre on the old Redcar bus station site are set for approval - despite nearly 250 letters of objection;

A team of energetic students have been joined by an international athlete as they took part in a The Nation’s Sport Relief Billion Steps Challenge;

...and tributes have been paid to local war veteran, Eddie Straight, who took part in the Allied Invasion, the Liberation of Belsen and the Burma campaign, who has died at the age of 97.

 

Plans for a shop, car wash and tyre repair centre on the old Redcar bus station site are set for approval - despite nearly 250 letters of objection.

The site, at the eastern end of the high street, was last used as a bus station in summer 2015.

Now a proposal has been submitted to turn the site into a “mixed use development” comprising a ground floor retail unit, a first floor residential flat, a tyre repair centre and a car wash with canopies.

The shop would be created in the former bus station’s ticket office.

The plan is recommended for approval by Redcar and Cleveland Council’s regulatory committee when it meets next week, despite 249 letters of objection having been received.

 

A team of energetic students have been joined by an international athlete as they took part in a The Nation’s Sport Relief Billion Steps Challenge.

Sport and Fitness students from Redcar and Cleveland College were joined by GB distance runner Matty Hynes, who popped in to kick-start the event.

The eight-strong team had to top a whopping 10,000 steps each throughout the day to hit their goal.

The event formed part of the College’s Sport Relief activities taking place this week, raising money to help tackle critical issues affecting people across the UK and the world.

 

Tributes have been paid to local war veteran, Eddie Straight, who took part in the Allied Invasion, the Liberation of Belsen and the Burma campaign, who has died at the age of 97.

He passed away peacefully on Tuesday at a retirement home in his hometown of Saltburn.

He also took part in the D-Day invasion, commanded former prisoners to help save Londoners during the Blitz and went on to command troops in Burma.

Despite being wounded by bayonet and bullets as well as being struck down with malaria – Eddie survived the war and lived to tell the tale 70 years later.

A documentary "Eddie Straight - To Hell & Back" was made in 2015 by Saltburn film-maker Craig Hornby.


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