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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 9th February 2016

A popular local magician has had his act left in the balance after his custom-made unicycle was stolen.

Family entertainer Tom Rolfe who is from Redcar is appealing for the safe return of the unicycle after it was taken from the back of his van on Friday night.

The unicycle was custom-made to Tom’s specifications, and includes a special seat for the juggling and tricks which he performs.

Tom, who is currently rehearsing for the Easter pantomime which runs at Tuned In this March, parked his van outside his Redcar home on Friday night.

However when he checked his van on Saturday morning, he discovered that the unicycle was missing. Fortunately Tom has an older model he can use temporarily, but he is very keen to get his best one back.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the unicycle is asked to call the Cleveland Police non-emergency number 101.


Police are appealing for information after two burglaries occurred at properties on the Hemlington Estate in Middlesbrough.

The incidents occurred between 11pm on Friday 29th January and 8am on Monday 1st February.

Nine white Carrera Valour adult mountain bikes were stolen from The Doxford Walk Hub Centre on Doxford Walk as well as a black Hatachi flat screen TV and personal hygiene items.

The Hemlington Recreation Centre on Cass House Road was also broken into and two mountain bikes and an outboard motor were stolen from the premises.

Anyone who may have seen the items advertised for sale or anyone who may have information regarding the incidents is asked to contact PC Andrew Harland on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


A local business leader has been raising awareness of the exciting and dynamic careers available to young people in our area.

Jim French, Director of PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, shared his knowledge of the maritime and logistics sector with head teachers and careers staff at the FutureReady Conference held in Newton Aycliffe.

The conference, organised by SCHOOLS NorthEast, the first and only school-led regional network in the UK, covered key themes including good careers guidance and school-business engagement. 

During the session, Jim spoke about the activities that PD Ports is currently involved with to increase young people’s awareness of industry on Teesside. This included the High Tide Foundation, which focusses on the businesses around the River Tees, and the Logistics Academy, a new scheme established to provide a pathway for young people to enter the Logistics sector. 

Jim also gave the senior leaders an insight into PD Ports and its many operations to provide knowledge in support of careers guidance.

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