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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 10th February 2016

Local juggler and magician Tom Rolfe is back in the saddle once again after his custom-made unicycle was safely returned to him.

As we reported on Zetland FM yesterday, Tom's black and red unicycle was stolen from his van on Saturday night, leaving him struggling ahead of upcoming gigs.

But after an appeal on Zetland FM, Tom was contacted by someone who had bought his unicycle off someone in a pub for £50, not knowing it was stolen.

The unicycle, which was specially made to Tom’s specifications, was then returned to Tom at his Redcar home.

Tom said that he was grateful to everyone who had responded to his appeal, and said he was glad to have the unicycle back.


Coast & Country Housing are celebrating the hard work and dedication of one of its long-standing volunteers whose green fingered talents and skills as a local historian have helped turn a community resource centre into an increasingly popular amenity for local people.

Volunteer Harry Slattery aged 75, has been a stalwart of Coast & Country's Westfield Farm since 2013 and has made a huge difference over the last few years at the beautifully restored Grade II Listed building. The facility is Coast & Country's flagship community training and resource centre.

Since starting to volunteer at Westfield Farm in 2013, Harry has been running training courses for volunteers and service users to enable them to gain valuable experience in planting, growing and even cultivating small areas.

Harry also directly helps charitable causes by growing vegetables for the Redcar foodbank and selling vegetables and bedding plants with the money raised going to benefit a variety of local charities.

One of Harry's other talents is making recycled Christmas cards and creating beautiful paintings of local landmarks, which he also sells to raise money.

Located in Dormanstown, Westfield Farm is a one-stop-shop that provides the kind of high quality advice, guidance, training and support that helps people get back into work. The facility is also a UK Online Centre, which gives people access to the Internet. It also offers digital training for all levels of ability.



Guisborough Town football club are celebrating after progressing to the semi-finals of the North Riding Senior Cup last night.

The Priorymen faced York City FC in a hard fought clash at the King George the Fifth Stadium, and after a nailbiting ninety minutes, the score at full time remained deadlocked at nil-nil.

That meant that the match then went to a penalty shootout, with the final score 4-3 to Guisborough Town FC.

The victory over the Minster Men sees Guisborough Town move on to the semi-finals of the North Riding Senior Cup.

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