Zetland FM Local News - 12th Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 12th February 2016
MP Anna Turley has criticised what she says is the government's decision to hand hundreds of millions of pounds to the wealthiest Conservative councils to ease the pain of spending cuts whilst not given a single extra penny to local authorities on Teesside.
Anna says Teesside councils have suffered the loss of over £200 million in funding from central government since 2010, yet received nothing at all in this week's announcements. Meanwhile, according to Anna, leafy Surrey - one of England's wealthiest shires - has been given a hand-out of £24m despite suffering far fewer cuts in recent years.
Speaking yesterday, Anna, who is the Labour MP for Redcar, said that in her opinion it is an affront to Teesside that wealthy councils in the South which have not had to face the same financial pain as our area has are now being given extra cash at a politically convenient time ahead of elections.
Police are appealing for information after a collision involving a blue Ford Focus and a six-year-old girl on Roworth Road in Middlesbrough.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at 5:30pm.
As a result of the incident the girl was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where she was kept in overnight for observation after receiving minor head and neck injuries.
Anyone with information regarding the collision or anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact PC Amanda Stokes from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 024617.
A popular bus service in our area had to have services suspended last night after a bus on the route had one of its windows broken.
Arriva North East suspended the 64A service yesterday evening after the incident, which occurred in the Birchington Avenue area of Grangetown at around 7.30pm. For the remainder of the evening buses on the route were terminated at the Whale Hill roundabout.
A spokesperson for Arriva North East apologised to passengers for the inconvenience, and said that the company would be reviewing the situation today to decide if the service will be reinstated.