Zetland FM Local News - 14th June 2021
It's been announced that the Tour de Yorkshire will resume next year;
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action over the weekend;
...and TransPennine Express has announced that it is extending its Manchester rail service to Saltburn.
It's been announced that the Tour de Yorkshire will resume next year.
Following a two-year break due to the pandemic the annual international cycling race will resume over the May Day weekend next year.
Redcar has been named at the venue for the finish of stage 1 which would see riders travelling through East Cleveland locations such as Saltburn, Brotton, Marske and Loftus.
It is hoped that the event could bring a £3m boost to the local economy.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action over the weekend.
Just after 5.30 yesterday afternoon the team were alerted following reports of a bodyboarder in difficulties at Saltburn.
However as the crew were preparing to launch they received a call to stand down and the lifeboat was cancelled before launching.
The public are reminded that if you see anyone in trouble on the beach or the cliffs you should dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
TransPennine Express has announced that it is extending its Manchester rail service to Saltburn.
The train operator has announced that starting later this year its service from Manchester Airport will continue through Middlesbrough and Redcar and onwards to Saltburn, subject to infrastructure upgrades.
In September 2019 the extension of the route to Redcar was confirmed.
The extension of the service will mean that people from across our area will be able to travel by train directly to York, Leeds and Manchester.