Zetland FM Local News - 21st December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 21st December 2016.
Mountain Rescue teams have helped a man who slipped in mud when he was walking on Eston Hills.
Volunteers were called into action on Sunday evening to help the injured walker in a rescue that lasted two-and-a-half hours.
He had slipped on a muddy path while walking from Guisborough to South Bank with his friends and hurt his back.
The team carried medical gear and a stretcher up the hillside and met the man and an ambulance crew.
He was carried about 400 metres across muddy paths to a Land Rover ambulance.
Hubs set up by local GPs will be available to residents-in-need over Christmas and the New Year.
The hubs are open to all patients registered at GP practices across South Tees and can be used by calling NHS 111.
There is currently one hub at Redcar Primary Care Hospital and another at Linthorpe Surgery in Middlesbrough.
Both have extended their opening times over the festive period and will be open from 8am til 8pm - even on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
However, during normal hours patients should contact their own GP to make an appointment.
Eston McDonald's is joining forces with residents this week to take part in a litter pick.
They are welcoming volunteers to collect bags of rubbish on Thursday - and Christmas clothing is being encouraged.
People can meet at McDonald’s on Trunk Road at half ten, and the litter-pick will take an hour.
The pick is part of the council's “Love It” campaign which focuses on improving the environment.
Staff at McDonald's have committed to four litter picks a year for the campaign.
Members of staff from McDonald’s Love It campaign, by providing volunteers and equipment.
And businesses from across Teesside have joined forces to donate a combined £15,000 to local food banks and the Salvation Army.
Five Salvation Army centres - including Eston and Guisborough - received £1000 in cash and £1000 worth of toys.
The toys will be given to underprivileged families across Teesside for the festive season.
Redcar Area food bank also received £1000.
A further £1,500 was donated to the Moses Project in Stockton to provide Christmas dinners for families in poverty, along with addicts, alcoholics and the homeless.