Zetland FM Local News - 29th November 2017
Police have issued an appeal following another air rifle incident in Eston;
Our area's youth parliament member has taken part in an important debate in the House of Commons;
...and it's been announced that the National Festival of Thrift is to return in 2018, enriching local lives and the economy.
Police have issued an appeal following another air rifle incident in Eston.
Overnight on Friday a number of windows in a block of flats in Barley Hill Close in Eston were damaged by an air rifle.
Thankfully no one was injured however it caused hundreds of pounds of damage.
The incident comes after a 12 year old Jack Russell dog was sadly killed by someone firing an air rifle in the same area early on the morning of Sunday 19th November.
At that time two suspicious people wearing balaclavas and riding a motorcycle were seen.
They left the scene after shots were heard and the dog discovered.
Anyone who has information about any incident involving an air rifle to contact Cleveland Police via the non-emergency 101 number.
Our area's youth parliament member has taken part in an important debate in the House of Commons.
Kellen Hadfield, the Member of Youth Parliament for Redcar and Cleveland, took part in the debate to discuss lowering the voting age to 16.
Decreasing the voting age was one of the most popular topics to come from the national 'Make Your Mark' campaign which involved school pupils from across the UK.
The ninth Youth Parliament debate in the House of Commons was chaired by the Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, as hundreds of MYPs represented young people in their respective areas and made their views heard.
As well as discussing lowering the voting age, there was also a debate on a 'curriculum for life', which was listed as a priority campaign for England. The 'curriculum for life' issue suggests that schools should cover topics including finance, sex and relationships, and politics in the school curriculum to better prepare young people for the future.
It's been announced that the National Festival of Thrift is to return in 2018, enriching local lives and the economy.
The huge success of this year’s National Festival of Thrift at Kirkleatham had a very positive impact on the Redcar economy and provided a boost for entrepreneurial north east businesses, according to an independent event evaluation report.
The award-winning Festival, which is returning to Kirkleatham on 22 and 23 September next year, is now established as the UK’s celebration of sustainable living and the report shows that this year’s event attracted visitors from across the UK and generated an overall economic impact of over £840k, almost 70% higher than reported on the previous year.
Over 45,000 visitors attended this year's Festival, spending on average £27 per head.