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Redcar RNLI is appealing for thermal suits given to two people rescued in a dramatic Good Friday incident to be returned to its Redcar station;

Sirius Minerals multi-billion pound mining project has taken a major step forward after it signed a contract to build the first tunnel section;

...and train services in our area were cancelled after a vehicle struck a bridge yesterday.

 

Redcar RNLI is appealing for thermal suits given to two people rescued in a dramatic Good Friday incident to be returned to its Redcar station.

Four people were rushed to hospital after Friday's incident when a man fell from the Dundas Street slipway causing him to be battered by large waves close to the sea wall.

Another man who he was with then attempted to rescue him, but was unable to stand in the heavy seas and got into difficulties himself.

Two passers-by, a man and a woman, also attempted to rescue the pair and ended up in the sea before more members of the public were able to get them to safety.

Redcar RNLI were called and its volunteer crew brought all four to safety and took them back to its station until the ambulance arrived.

Two of those injured were loaned thermal body suits to help keep them warm.

However in a post on their Facebook page yesterday, Redcar RNLI said that unfortunately the suits haven’t yet been returned.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suits should arrange for them to be returned to the lifeboat station in Redcar.

 

Sirius Minerals multi-billion pound mining project has taken a major step forward after it signed a contract to build the first tunnel section.

Work will start immediately on the 13km mineral transport system which will run underground from Lockwood Beck near Lingdale to Wilton.

The announcement came as the company announced its quarterly update confirming the massive project is on track and within budget to deliver its first polyhalite by 2021.

The £3.2bn project, which is the largest private sector investment in the North, will create an estimated 1,000 direct jobs and a further 1,500 in the supply chain.

The tunnel section is part of an overall 37km underground mineral transport system for the Woodsmith Mine, with a diameter of nearly five metres.

 

Train services in our area were cancelled after a vehicle struck a bridge yesterday.

A high lorry struck the Victorian Albert Bridge, between Queen’s Square and Exchange Place in Middlesbrough, yesterday afternoon.

Trains were cancelled whilst Network Rail inspected the bridge for structural damage.

However services were later restored as there was no indication that any damage had been caused.


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