Zetland FM Local News - 28th May 2018
Police are appealing for Witnesses following a fatal collision in Ormesby at the weekend;
The volunteer crews of the Redcar lifeboat were called into action at the weekend;
...and Sirius Minerals have announced plans to hold their first jobs fair to give details of construction jobs at their new processing plant.
Police are appealing for Witnesses following a fatal collision in Ormesby at the weekend.
At around 10.15pm on Saturday the 69 year old man was crossing Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough, close to the Ormesby Grange Care Home, when he was struck by a Skoda Octavia.
He was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The 28 year old driver was arrested in connection with the incident and he has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Prior to the collision, the black Skoda had been travelling south on Ormesby Road and police are asking anyone who was in the area at the time or who has dash cam footage to contact Sgt Jon Stokeld of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit via the non-emergency number 101.
The volunteer crews of the Redcar lifeboat were called into action at the weekend.
A yacht struck rocks at Redcar after suffering an engine fire, prompting a joint rescue by RNLI lifeboats from Redcar and Hartlepool on Saturday.
The alarm was raised just after 5.15pm by an off-duty Redcar RNLI crew member who saw the yacht sailing close inshore and then strike rocks at Redcar known as East Scar.
The Redcar lifeboat was launched and was quickly brought alongside the yacht, which had crossed over more rocks and was heading for a larger group of rocks called Saltscar.
A lifeboat crew member was put aboard the craft and discovered that there had been an engine fire which the two-man crew had managed to extinguish, however this has resulted in the total loss of electrical power on the yacht.
The crew were able to sail the yacht to safe waters, guided by the lifeboat. Once clear of the rocks a tow was rigged and a course set for Hartlepool.
The Hartlepool inshore lifeboat was tasked to rendezvous with the Redcar lifeboat and the tow was handed over for the final leg into Kafega landing in Victoria Dock, where a UK Coastguard rescue team was waiting.
Sirius Minerals have announced plans to hold their first jobs fair to give details of construction jobs at their new processing plant.
The company’s £3.2bn polyhalite mine and accompanying processing plant in our area will be a major employer, creating more than 2,500 direct and indirect jobs.
Sirius began building the Woodsmith mine last September, with work is now well under way on its first tunnel section, from Lockwood Beck near Lingdale to Wilton.
Sirius has also reportedly just signed an initial deal to take over part of the former SSI steelworks site in Redcar for its storage buildings.
It’s planning a series of regular job information drop-in sessions for anyone who would like to work on the construction phase of the project - and wants to find out more about the types of roles on offer.
The first session will take place on Tuesday, June 5 from 4-7pm at the East Cleveland Training and Employment Hub in Skinningrove.