Zetland FM Local News - 2nd June 2018
Local MP's have responded to US President Donald Trump's introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminium;
A family run Halloween haunt based in our area has won a prestigious European Award;
...and Cleveland Police has praised the work of its volunteers during National Volunteers Week.
Local MP's have responded to US President Donald Trump's introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminium.
MP for Redcar Anna Turley said that the tariffs are a devastating blow to UK steel and said that the government have let down the industry and thousands of steelworkers by failing to secure the exemption they promised.
Meanwhile MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Simon Clark said that for the Americans to sweep us into their tariffs is utterly unjustified and counter-productive, and is a desperately disappointing announcement from a President who likes to talk up his credentials as a businessman.
The tarrifs were introduced at midnight on the 1st June.
A family run Halloween haunt based in our area has won a prestigious European Award.
Scream Factory, the North East's largest and scariest American style Halloween haunt, owned by the Tate family saw 22,000 visitors attend last October.
The event opened for a two-day special Valentine's themed scare event this February and has been awarded 'Best out of Season Event' at the European scare awards held by ScareCon.
Stephen Tate, the owner and managing director of the Scream Factory spoke to Zetland FM.
Cleveland Police has praised the work of its volunteers during National Volunteers Week.
The Force currently has almost seventy volunteers, performing a variety of roles from assisting with admin tasks to vehicle checking to supporting local crime prevention initiatives.
The role of a volunteer is designed to enhance the work of the police and provide additional support. All volunteers assist police and staff who are then able to concentrate on other policing duties, relieving pressures on the modern police service and allowing support from the local community.
People can also volunteer to help support the cadet programme, which runs across the four districts within Cleveland.
Anyone interested in volunteering can visit the Cleveland Police website for more information.