A man has been arrested following a serious two-vehicle collision in Eston;

A person has died following an incident on train lines in our area;

...and the leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council today called on the Government to address a crisis in the cost of caring for vulnerable children.

 

A man has been arrested following a serious two-vehicle collision in Eston.

A woman, aged in her thirties, remains in a serious condition in James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, after suffering life-threatening injuries to her head and pelvis.

A man, aged in his sixties, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the crash last Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to Eston High Street, at the junction with Birchington Avenue, shortly after 3pm following the collision, which involved a white Mercedes and a white Renault van.

Police, fire, paramedics and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNASS) attended the scene.

Fire crews warned motorists to avoid the area as paramedics treated those involved.

 

A person has died following an incident on train lines in our area.

Emergency services were called to Marske Road, in Saltburn, at around midday on Sunday after reports of an incident.

British Transport Police have now confirmed that a person tragically died at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

 

The leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council today called on the Government to address a crisis in the cost of caring for vulnerable children.

Cllr Alec Brown has appealed to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to prioritise action over the cost of children's care placements in his Autumn Statement, which sets out the Government's spending strategy, this week.

These costs, which have risen steeply, are a key factor as many councils nationally face significant financial difficulties in balancing their budgets.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is proposing savings totalling £8.14m to offset a predicted shortfall in its budget for next year, caused, primarily, by the cost of placements for children in its care and the continuing high level of inflation.

The budget for placements is forecast to overspend by £6.7m this year and the council expects this huge cost to continue into next year.

The Council is also experiencing an unprecedented demand for other services, which it says is also contributing to the shortfall.


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