Zetland FM Local News - 7th October 2017
The new owners of a Redcar pub have said they are devastated by targeted raid which comes just weeks before re-opening;
The Liberal Democrat candidate has won the election to replace Madge Moses, who is described as one of “Marske’s greatest champions”;
...and young cyclists across Redcar and Cleveland have scooped some great prizes after pictures of their summer holiday adventures were chosen as winners.
The new owners of a Redcar pub have said they are devastated by targeted raid which comes just weeks before re-opening.
The Clarendon on Redcar High Street, which was renamed the Redcar Central Hotel last year, was burgled overnight on Tuesday with thousands of pounds of damage caused.
Items stolen by the intruders included television, lighting fixtures and fittings, and lead from the roof.
New bathrooms had shower trays and piping pulled out, and central heating pipes were cut through in three of the bedrooms.
It is estimated that the cost of the damage is between £25,000 and £30,000.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Liberal Democrat candidate has won the election to replace Madge Moses, who is described as one of “Marske’s greatest champions”.
A by-election was held on Thursday in the St Germain’s ward.
Liberal Democrat Deborah Dowson won with 661 votes - increasing the party’s majority by 10.5%.
Labour’s David Jones came second with 368, with independents John Lambert and Vic Jefferies coming third and fourth respectively.
Mr Lambert, a former parish councillor, gained 261 votes while former Labour borough councillor and mayor Mr Jefferies won 225.
Only 34.36% of voters turned out in the poll.
The election was called after Madge Moses - who was Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland in 2004 and an active Liberal Democrat - sadly passed away in July.
Young cyclists across Redcar and Cleveland have scooped some great prizes after pictures of their summer holiday adventures were chosen as winners.
The Health Improvement Team at the council encouraged 5 to 19-year-old bikers ranging from future Tour De France competitors to people setting off on their first ride to send in photos of their adventures over the six-week school holiday.
Winning a £30 bike equipment voucher in the 5-7 year old category were brothers Ollie and Eddie Dolphin who rode down to Saltburn Pier to see the yarn-bombing after school.
In the 8-11 year old category nine-year-old Danny Lawrence has won a £30 High Street shopping voucher with his snap of the penguins on Redcar seafront, and in the 12-16 category Scott Matthews also won a £30 High Street shopping voucher for his action photo while doing tricks on his bike.
The final winner, in the overall category, and winning a £150 voucher for Halfords, was 11-year-old Myron Sabrah. Myron was photographed on his mountain bike whilst out on a ten mile ride past Roseberry Topping.