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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 24th February 2016


Police are appealing for information after the Woodhouse Biosar Solar Panel Farm on Middlesbrough Road in Guisborough was broken into.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 3:37am.

Two drums with copper wires wrapped round have been taken from the premises which are worth a substantial amount of money.

They were believed to be taken by two males who then made off in a white Ford transit Van.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, the whereabouts of the stolen items or the identity of the people responsible is asked to contact PC Uzma Amireddy on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



The deadline to submit your nominations for the Inspiring Women awards recognising the outstanding effort of women in Redcar and Cleveland has been extended.

Nominations will now be closing on Monday, February 29th and accolades for individual achievement, individual progress, volunteering, community contribution, innovation, inspiring others, and young women will be awarded, and an overall winner will receive the Mo Mowlam Award.

The week-long schedule of events is in response to a call sent out across the borough by Redcar’s MP Anna Turley seeking ideas to recognise the late MP Mo Mowlam.

The events will begin on Monday, March 7th to coincide with International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th.

The week will then conclude with the awards ceremony, which is supported by the Royal Air Force and managed by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, at the Bellamy Pavilion at Kirkleatham Museum, Saturday, March 12th.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 29th, and forms can be downloaded from: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/inspiringwomen



A world record marathon running attempt passed through our area yesterday.

33-year-old Ben Smith from Bristol is attempting the '401 Challenge', which is to run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations of the UK mainland.

Through the challenge, Ben is aiming to raise awareness of the issues of bullying in our society, and he also hopes to raise £250,000 for the charities ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’, both of whom work to support award winning initiatives to tackle bullying in UK schools and in society.

Yesterday was day 176 of Ben's challenge, and he told Zetland FM that the wind was the main factor as he ran through our area.

You can find out more at the401challenge.co.uk.

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