Zetland FM Local News - 6th March 2021
It's been revealed that local election counts in our area are to be split across more than one location because of coronavirus restrictions;
There were delays on rail services in our area yesterday morning after a problem at Redcar train station;
...and three men have been arrested after puppies were stolen in a Middlesbrough burglary.
It's been revealed that local election counts in our area are to be split across more than one location because of coronavirus restrictions.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland on the 6th of May there are two by-elections for councillors, along with elections for the Tees Valley mayor and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner.
Counts for the latter two are usually held at one site in Billingham.
However due to restrictions there is not enough space for all the people needed so special arrangements are being made.
A larger workforce will also need to be recruited for contingency purposes in the event that individuals need to self-isolate.
There were delays on rail services in our area yesterday morning after a problem at Redcar train station.
A points failure at Redcar Central caused disruption to services between Middlesbrough and Saltburn with a number of trains cancelled and travellers facing lengthy delays.
The disruption first occurred just before quarter to seven yesterday morning, and it was lunchtime before services returned to normal.
Three men have been arrested after puppies were stolen in a Middlesbrough burglary.
The suspects, aged 71, 50 and 30, are currently being questioned after police received a report of the theft of some Staffordshire terrier cross puppies during an alleged break-in on Thursday night.
Officers attended the owner’s address in Premier Road, Berwick Hills, at around 8pm and the men were arrested shortly afterwards.
However, Cleveland Police say the black and white five-week-old pups have not yet been recovered and due to their young age, they need to be found as a matter of urgency.
Anyone with information or anyone who may have seen the puppies advertised for sale is asked to contact Middlesbrough CID via the non-emergency number 101.