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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 11th March 2016



MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has backed a bid by Teesside Law Clinic to secure a ‘protected award’ for all former SSI workers who were deprived of a consultation period, following Community Union’s employment tribunal success.

The Law Clinic, based at Teesside University and who are being supported by PG Legal Ltd, argue that the award which was granted at the recent ruling brought by Community, should be given to all employees who it applies to.

They are looking into and proposing to submit a multi-claimant claim and are urging everyone who was not in a union but affected by the closure of the Steelworks to contact the clinic as a matter of urgency to make sure they are included. The claim must be submitted as soon as possible and they are hoping that in these circumstances the claim will be accepted.


A celebration took place at Grangetown Youth & Community Centre on Wednesday, to mark the one year anniversary of Tiger Tots Community Daycare opening its doors.

Owner Susan Herbert opened the nursery at Grangetown Youth Centre last year to offer free childcare for two, three and four year olds.

Families were invited to celebrate with a host of activities, including a bouncy castle, a chance to meet Princess Elsa, various art and crafts, and healthy eating activities. Families were also given the opportunity to look around the nursery and meet the staff.

Since opening the nursery last year, Susan has been successful in securing a tender for a second provision in Grangetown at Caedmon Primary School to provide free childcare for eligible two year olds.

The latest provision, named Tiger Cubs Community Daycare, has opened through a drive by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to ensure there are enough places in the borough for eligible children to take up their free childcare places.


Football fans who were left disappointed after the cancellation of a couple of crucial local matches have been given new dates for their diaries.

Guisborough Town's match against Marske United in the North Riding Senior Cup Semi Final on Wednesday was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. The match has now been rescheduled to take place at the King George the Fifth Ground on Wednesday, 23rd March kicking off at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile the Priorymen's Northern League Cup Quarter Final against Shildon at the KGV has also been provisionally rescheduled and will now kick off at 7.45 on Wednesday, 30 March.

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