Zetland FM Local News - 1st October 2018
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend;
A task force set up to help those affected by the closure of the SSI steel plant says it will stop offering training for workers after demand dried up;
...and this years Redcar Running Festival proved a big success yesterday.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend.
The team were called to a rescue callout at Roseberry Topping on Saturday evening, and assisted in carrying a casualty into a waiting ambulance for treatment by paramedics.
The initial call regarding the incident came from a local doctor and a former team member of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team.
A task force set up to help those affected by the closure of the SSI steel plant says it will stop offering training for workers after demand dried up.
Three years after it was set up, the SSI Task Force met to review progress and agree next steps in plans to create a positive lasting legacy for the local community.
However a statement released by Redcar and Cleveland Council said over £49m of the original £53m in Government funding delegated to the Task Force has now been committed.
The authority said it had been spent on training to help former workers find new jobs, advice and financial support for those wanting to set up a new business, and the creation of new jobs by helping existing Tees Valley businesses to grow.
This years Redcar Running Festival proved a big success yesterday.
Formerly known as the Redcar Half Marathon, the event this year had a new name, and a new 10km addition.
Competitors ranging from fun runners to serious athletes took part in the annual event organised by Everyone Active and New Marske Harriers.
First off the mark was a 2km Fun Run followed by the Wheelchair Half Marathon, and the Beacon 5k.
Then it was time for the very first Zetland 10km race, followed by the Redcar Half Marathon.
Greg Jayasuriya was the first man to cross the Half Marathon finish line in 1:10:35, a new PB.
Jude Knutt was the first woman to finish, crossing the line in 1:24:53.