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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 23rd February 2016


Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery at Devines Newsagents on Clynes Road in Grangetown.

The incident occurred at 6:20am on Saturday when a man entered the premises armed with a knife and demanded money from a female member of staff before leaving empty handed.

The male suspect is described as white, 5 ft 7” tall, of slim build, aged in his late teens and wearing a blue hooded top with the hood pulled over his face and light coloured tracksuit bottoms.

Police would like any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident or the identity of the suspect to contact Detective Constable Lindsay Forbes on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



South Bank Primary School has been presented with a PRIDE award by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for its excellent work in partnership with the council.

The annual PRIDE awards recognise staff from all departments of the council as well as the dedication of volunteers and apprentices working both at the council and in other businesses across Redcar and Cleveland.

This year, the school, including parents, governors and staff, the local authority and other agencies have been recognised with the esteemed accolade.  

This comes after South Bank Primary School was faced with the situation of relocating the school temporarily in Teesville on Learning Lane as structural work continues at its permanent location on Poplar Grove in South Bank.



Loftus residents are being encouraged to take advantage of free healthy heart checks taking place every Tuesday between February 23rd and March 29th.

Public health experts will deliver the checks between 10am and 4pm at the Old Co-op Community Building on Loftus High Street. The checks are available on a walk-in basis and do not need to be pre-booked.  

The checks will assess the risk of residents developing cardiovascular disease and consist of a blood pressure and cholesterol check, pulse monitoring, a body mass index calculation and a lifestyle questionnaire.

They are available to anyone aged 40-74 who has not been diagnosed with  cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or kidney disease; is not taking medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol; and has not had a healthy heart check in the last five years.

If you would like more information on the health checks visit www.healthcheck.nhs.uk. Some pre-bookable appointments are available by contacting 01642 302782

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