Zetland FM Local News - 18th February 2020
A man has been disqualified from driving and fined after an illegal off-road biking incident on Eston Hills;
An investigation into a serious cyber attack on a local council has entered a second week;
...and Beyond Housing and Vistry Partnerships North East have joined together to deliver a large housing project in Redcar.
A man has been disqualified from driving and fined after an illegal off-road biking incident on Eston Hills.
The 48-year-old man was fined and disqualified from driving for six months after he rode an uninsured off-road bike on Eston Hills with a 7-year-old passenger.
The incident happened in June 2019 when the man became abusive towards police and made off on the off-road bike with the 7-year-old child.
He attempted to evade prosecution by getting someone to pick up the off-road bike and the child out of the view of police.
Officers then recognised the man, who was walking on foot, and he was reported using the bike without insurance.
He appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court on Friday, where he was fined over £800 including costs and was disqualified from driving for six months.
An investigation into a serious cyber attack on a local council has entered a second week.
Staff at Redcar and Cleveland Council are still using pen and paper, after its IT systems were targeted at around 11am on February 8.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is leading a criminal probe, while the National Cyber Security Centre has been at Redcar's Heart HQ since the attack.
The nature of the attack has yet to be confirmed, but the authority doesn't think personal data had not been stolen.
Beyond Housing and Vistry Partnerships North East have joined together to deliver a large housing project in Redcar.
The new scheme on Kirkleatham Lane in Redcar will provide 375 new homes in total, with 108 for shared ownership sale and affordable rent, through Beyond Housing.
The affordable homes will offer 55 two bedroomed and 53 three bedroomed homes, including 37 homes for sale on a shared ownership basis enabling a new generation of homeowners get onto the property ladder in an affordable way. There will be 71 homes for affordable rent.
In addition, 187 homes would be built for open market sale and 80 will be offered for private rent.