Zetland FM Local News - 7th Jan 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 7th January 2016.
A major road in and out of Redcar has reopened after it was closed due to flooding for more than 24 hours.
The A1085, better known as the "Trunk Road" was closed on Tuesday and drivers were diverted through Dormanstown. The Trunk Road reopened just before 3pm yesterday.
The wet conditions are set to continue throughout today across Redcar and Cleveland, with the Met Office issuing a warning of heavy and prolonged rain for northeast England and southeast Scotland.
Drivers and the public are advised to take extra care. Stay tuned to Zetland FM for updates throughout the day.
MP for Redcar Anna Turley has questioned David Cameron about what she considers to be a disparity in funding for flood defences and emergency response between the North and the South of England.
Anna says that over recent years, flood defence schemes in the North have been refused funding or scaled back. She says that in 2011 a flood defence project on the River Aire in Leeds was cancelled by the Government on cost grounds. One thousand homes and businesses in that area were flooded in recent weeks. Anna also says that similar schemes in Keswick and Kendal in Cumbria were refused funding altogether in 2014. Both those areas have also seen flooding in the last few weeks.
A Redcar pub has served its final pints following a decision to close the doors for good.
The Clarendon Hotel in Redcar, which was affectionately known by regulars and locals as 'The Clarry', called "time" for the final time last night and is expected to be boarded up today.
Zetland FM spoke to the licencee of the 'Clarry', Sarah Bullock, and some of the pubs staff and regulars to get their reaction to the closure: