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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 26th February 2016


Cleveland Police have released CCTV footage after an attempted robbery at Devine’s 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.

It is believed the person responsible 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 are appealing to anyone who may know the identity of the person in the footage or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Detective Constable Lindsay Forbes  on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

You can view the CCTV footage on the Zetland FM Facebook page.


Mums and dads-to-be across our area are set to benefit from a new set of resources to help them from pregnancy into parenthood.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces with the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to launch resources developed by the parent and child charity Best Beginnings at both Redcar Coast and Hemlington Children Centres. 

The four main resources consist of a personalised smartphone app, a set of DVDs following real mothers’ experiences of feeding, advice and support for the care of sick or premature babies, and monthly magazine covering the first year of a baby's life.

The free resources aim to help mums and dads-to-be with all the information they need to give their new bundle of joy the best start in life.  They have been developed with input from parents and health and early years’ professionals, including the Department for Health and the Royal College of Midwives.


Plans are afoot to bring the fourth annual Festival of Thrift to the stunning location of Kirkleatham in Redcar on 24th and 25th September this year. 

The Festival of Thrift is the UK’s National Celebration of Sustainable Living. It brings together international and emerging artists, superscrimpers, makers and designers, as well as stallholders selling all manner of homemade, home-grown, upcycled, recycled and thrifty produce.

The festival brings people together to share skills through workshops, talks, films and a whole lot of hands-on joining-in and making.

This year, the festival will concentrate on sustainable business development, and if the move to Kirkleatham is agreed, the programme will also include locally grown produce, food and drink inspired by the kitchen gardens and traditions at Kirkleatham.

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