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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 6th July 2016.

Police are appealing for information after a property was burgled on Dovedale Avenue in Grangetown sometime between Saturday 25th June and Tuesday 28th June.

A large quantity of electrical goods were stolen, including a black Acer laptop, a pink Nintendo, a 3DS with games, a Sony PS3 with games, a black Xbox, a white Apple iPad and an iPhone 4s.

A large quantity of jewellery was also stolen including a silver chain and a gold chain with pendants containing ashes, and a gold bangle with ‘princess love forever dad’ inscribed on it.

Other items including perfume and Rayban sunglasses were also taken.

Anyone who may have been offered the items for sale or anyone who may have information regarding the burglary is asked to contact PC Richard Sweeney on the non-emergency 101 number, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has approved plans to withdraw discretionary transport to faith schools, after working with the schools to find a solution.

The decision was made in 2012 to remove the free element of travel to faith schools and move towards a more cost-effective service.

Due to the council having to cut its budget by £26.3 million by 2020, a review was undertaken of this service which identified there were more cost-effective and sustainable alternative options available.

A six week consultation was carried out with parents of service users who attend St Joseph’s Primary School in Loftus and Sacred Heart Secondary Catholic Voluntary Academy, and parents and carers. Primary schools whose pupils also feed into Sacred Heart were also consulted.

It's understood that Sacred Heart has written to parents saying it will continue with a similar arrangement via a coach provider, and St Joseph’s has agreed to add a second minibus to its fleet and the council has agreed to assist with the costs of a vehicle in the first year.

One of the country’s oldest university computing faculties has celebrated half a century of delivering world-leading courses and developing high quality graduates.

Teesside University’s School of Computing marked its 50th anniversary with a large celebration involving more than 100 staff, student ambassadors and alumni, including retired staff.

The School of Computing was founded in 1966, as part of what was then Constantine College, to serve the growing demand for graduates to work in the computer and digital industries.


In the intervening 50 years, alumni from the School of Computing have worked for nearly every major technology company as well as Hollywood studios. Many graduates have also gone on to found their own technology businesses and provide employment to future Teesside students.

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