Zetland FM Local News - 7th November 2023
Plans for a new furnace at Teesworks have been officially confirmed;
A cannabis farm believed to be worth around £50,000 has been recovered by police at a property in Middlesbrough;
...and a local school was forced to close its doors to pupils yesterday after a malfunctioning alarm caused safety concerns.
Plans for a new furnace at Teesworks have been officially confirmed.
British Steel has announced that it wants to build an electric arc furnace next door to its Beam Mill at Lackenby in Redcar alongside the site of the former Blast Furnace.
The firm, owned by China's Jingye Group, has selected the area, as well as Scunthorpe, for a new generation of furnaces which use greener technology to melt scrap and produce new steel.
The radical announcement comes eight years after the closure of Redcar Steelworks.
The collapse of steelmaker SSI UK in 2015 brought to an end 170 years of steelmaking and had a devastating impact on local communities with more than 3,000 workers losing their jobs.
A cannabis farm believed to be worth around £50,000 has been recovered by police at a property in Middlesbrough.
A police drone identified an unusual heat source at the property on Falkland Street in the town, and officers from the Proactive Team attended the address and found around 60 cannabis plants in the property along with equipment.
The electricity had been bypassed and the property was made safe by colleagues from the electricity board.
A local school was forced to close its doors to pupils yesterday after a malfunctioning alarm caused safety concerns.
Laurence Jackson School in Gizborough announced it would be closing the school building for the day yesterday morning after an issue arose with the site's fire alarm.
School officials said that despite working with engineers since 6am, they had been unable to resolve the issue of the malfunctioning alarm - meaning health and safety concerns for students.
It wasn't a day off for the children though, as students still received work to complete at home.
The school has confirmed that the issue has now been resolved, and that the school is open as normal today.