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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 2nd February 2016


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has shut down a take-away in Redcar after food safety officers from the council’s environmental health team discovered serious health risk conditions.

Officers discovered the conditions during a food hygiene inspection of Raphael Pizzeria, on Station Road in Redcar, last Tuesday evening.

Using emergency closure powers under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013, officers formally closed the takeaway to protect public health that same night.

The officers found very poor standards of cleanliness, foods at risk of contamination, evidence of a widespread established cockroach infestation and other serious breaches of hygiene legislation.

Last Thursday the council was granted a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order by Teesside Magistrates’ Court to keep the premises closed until the council is satisfied that the food business no longer presents a serious health risk.

The takeaway will not be allowed to re-open until it has been inspected by food safety officers and they are satisfied that it can be operated hygienically.


Police are appealing for information after three beehives containing honey bees were stolen from Whitehouse Farm Allotments on Grove Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred sometime between Monday 25th January and Friday 29th January.

The bees and the hives are worth a substantial amount.

Anyone who may have seen them advertised for sale or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Tim Gill on the non-emergency 101 number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


Once again strong winds are making conditions difficult across the Redcar and Cleveland area.

Storm Henry has been buffeting the north east since yesterday evening, and the wind has strengthened further overnight with gusts of up to 70 mph reported in more exposed spots.

Drivers are being warned to take extra care, especially those driving high-sided vehicles.

Once again the Redcar Beacon was one of the casualties of the strong winds, which caused an upper section of one of the wraparound decorative foils on the building to become loose. Council workers have cordoned off access to the decked area at the base of the Beacon until a full assessment can be been carried out.

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