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Police are appealing for owners of private CCTV to come forward as part of an investigation into a fatal collision;

Campaigners fighting to protect the Eston Hills have been given the chance to see first hand the specialist firefighting kit used the tackle the scourge of arson;

...and Redcar Adult Learning Service has maintained its 'Good' grade at a recent Ofsted inspection.

 

Police are appealing for owners of private CCTV to come forward as part of an investigation into a fatal collision.

The collision happened as a man was crossing Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough, adjacent to Ormesby Grange Care Home, just before 10.15pm on Saturday 26th May.

69-year-old pedestrian John Byrne sadly died in hospital following the incident, which involved a black Skoda Octavia.

The 28-year-old male driver of the Skoda was arrested in connection with the incident and was released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Officers would now like to hear from anyone who may have private CCTV in the area between The Eagle Public House on Rothbury Road and Ormesby Road, where the collision occurred.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact PC Charlotte Ryans from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit via the 101 number, quoting event number 94119.

 

Campaigners fighting to protect the Eston Hills have been given the chance to see first hand the specialist firefighting kit used the tackle the scourge of arson.

The Eston Hills Action Group visited Cleveland Fire Brigade’s training centre to witness its off-road appliance in action.

Every year the hills, on the outskirts of Middlesbrough, are the target of arsonists with 53 incidents taking place between April 2017 and March 2018.

Although there has been a slight reduction for April and May 2018, to date, firefighters have still attended 13 fires which were caused deliberately, down from 29 in the same period last year.

 

Redcar Adult Learning Service has maintained its 'Good' grade at a recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspectors met with a range of staff, had discussions with appropriate partners and support agencies, as well as observing lessons and reviews.

The inspectors reported that the Service delivers a broad curriculum which meets the needs and interests of the local community well and includes family learning, community learning and accredited courses.

Learners engage in programmes that develop their skills and knowledge well, which helps them to progress to courses on which they can achieve relevant qualifications.

To find out about courses the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Adult Learning Service offers, visit the council's website.


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