Zetland FM Local News - 14th November 2022
A date has been set for a major demolition of the historic Redcar Blast Furnace;
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged incident in Middlesbrough;
...and freemasons in Guisborough have held their first charity evening and handed cheques to a number of local organisations.
A date has been set for a major demolition of the historic Redcar Blast Furnace.
The bulk of the furnace is to be demolished between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday, 23 November, if the weather allows.
The explosive demolition by teams from Thompsons of Prudhoe has seen months of preparatory work to clean the iconic site.
Built in 1979, the blast furnace stands 365ft tall and was ranked the second largest of its kind in Europe.
The casting houses, the Dust Catcher, Charge Conveyors, and the Blast Furnace itself will be among structures to come down.
The four enormous gas stoves which heated the furnace are set to be demolished separately in the following month.
Redcar's former steelworks has dominated the Teesside skyline since the 1970s.
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged incident in Middlesbrough.
On Friday a man was sadly pronounced dead inside a property on Homerton Road in the town.
Another man reportedly sustained serious injuries which required hospital treatment.
The 45-year-old man faces questioning and enquiries are on-going.
Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam or CCTV who has not yet spoken to them to call them on the non-emerency number 101.
Freemasons in Guisborough have held their first charity evening and handed cheques to a number of local organisations.
The event, which took place at the Masonic Hall in Guiborough on Saturday evening, saw a wide range of local charities and organisations benefitting from the donations, which were presented by members of the Zetland Lodge.