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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 5th February 2016


Police are once again warning the public to ensure that garages and sheds are locked and secure.

In recent days a number of garages in Calder Grove in Redcar have had their locks damaged, with a couple of them having been entered and property stolen.

Officers from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team said that they have had reports of youths climbing on the rooves of garages in this area, and that a Dispersal Order is now in place for the Kirkleatham, Newcommen, Dormanstown and Coatham wards.

Any groups of youths found in any of these areas will be directed to leave.

Officers say they are currently working with Coast and Country housing to ensure that the garages are more secure.

Anyone with any information regarding the damage to the garages is asked to call 101 or ring crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


The collapse of Redcar steelworks is the subject of a new research project.

Recent closures have left hundreds of people without jobs, with the predominantly male workforce facing uncertainty in the months ahead.

However, their plight has also impacted on wives and daughters – and now a Teesside University PhD student is researching the impact on the lives of the region’s women to see how unemployment and job uncertainty has affected them.

MA Cultural History graduate Rebecca Saunders is looking at the decline of industries across Teesside during the 1970s and 1980s and its impact on the region’s women, framing it within the context of the recent SSI closure.

While there has been previous research into the region’s industrial decline, it has largely centred on the impact on the male workforce and Rebecca is keen to highlight the many stories of women affected by the fallout.

Rebecca is keen to hear from women who have links to Teesside’s steel, shipbuilding or chemical industries, either through their own employment or male relatives.

While Rebecca primarily hopes to hear from women who felt the impact during the 1970s and 1980s as wives and mums of those affected by industrial decline, she is also keen to hear from women then aged in their teens and are now coping as wives and mums of those hit by the latest crisis.

She can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Brenda Forster is hosting a charity horseracing night at Cleveland Golf Club on Majuba Road in Redcar tomorrow evening.

The first race will start at 8pm and tickets are priced at £5. This includes pie and peas and a designated racehorse for the evening. If your horse wins its race, you also win a prize.

The evening is in support of the Mayor’s chosen charities, The Great North Air Ambulance and The Cystinosis Foundation UK.

Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Brenda Forster told Zetland FM that the event will be  a fun-filled evening for two very worthwhile causes. She told us she is really looking forward to the event and wants to encourage as many people as possible to come along.

You can purchase tickets from the Cleveland Golf Club or the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart. For more information, please call Jane Holmes on 01642 444501 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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