Zetland FM Local News - 6th April 2018
A Redcar man has admitted in court that two of his dogs were responsible for killing a family's pet Labrador;
A major road in our area was closed for nearly four hours yesterday after a multi-vehicle accident;
...and children from a local primary school have been practising their pirouettes and plies after a visit from the Royal Ballet.
A Redcar man has admitted in court that two of his dogs were responsible for killing a family's pet Labrador.
Connor Gilding, of Keilder Close in Redcar, pleaded guilty to being the person responsible for two dogs who were dangerously out of control causing fatal injury to an 11-year-old Labrador named Max.
Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how the family pet died after being attacked by the dogs, an American bullmastiff and a bullmastiff cross breed.
However Mr Gilding pleaded not guilty to his third dog, a bull terrier cross, being involved in the incident and he will stand trial at Teesside Magistrates Court on June the 1st this year.
A major road in our area was closed for nearly four hours yesterday after a multi-vehicle accident.
Emergency services closed off the Trunk Road in both directions between Dormanstown and Grangetown, and the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter also attended the scene.
One man suffered head injuries and a pedestrian was taken to James Cook University Hospital as a result of the collision which happened at around twenty to three yesterday afternoon.
The Trunk Road was closed for almost four hours, causing huge tailbacks in and around the Redcar area.
The road re-opened shortly before 7pm.
Children from a local primary school have been practising their pirouettes and plies after a visit from the Royal Ballet.
Key Stage 2 pupils from Overfield Primary School danced their way through a three-hour workshop with a practitioner from The Royal Ballet learning the twists and turns of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The workshop was a prize to the pupils as they were crowned as regional winners of the National Nutcracker competition, which is a ten-week programme aimed at introducing dance to children.
The lessons included developing motifs; characterisation, entrances and exits, working together and body contact.
It is hoped that the experience will inspire the pupils to engage further with ballet and explore more of the wonderful work at the Royal Opera House.