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Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Middlesbrough;

It's been announced that a major tourist attraction in our area will open its gates to visitors on the 25th of August after undergoing a remarkable restoration;

...and visitors to Guisborough will now be greeted by a smart and modern new toilet block and improved car parking area on Fountain Street.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred at around 9am on Wednesdayon Gribdale Road at Pallister Park.

A 36 year old man reported being assaulted by two unknown males and as a result has been left with severe head injuries. 

The victim was taken to hospital and is still receiving treatment.

Enquiries remain ongoing into the circumstances of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

It's been announced that a major tourist attraction in our area will open its gates to visitors on the 25th of August after undergoing a remarkable restoration.

The Grade II listed Kirkleatham Walled Garden in Redcar was closed for more than 30 years and the plan to restore it to its former glory started in 2015 when Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council drew up a masterplan to regenerate it.

The historic attraction has now been fully restored and now features formal gardens, a science garden, areas for activities and a glasshouse, along with a café, a shop and a 350-seat pavilion, which will be available for events such as weddings, dinners and corporate events.

The Walled Garden will create 37 jobs and will also feature a catering and horticultural academy, which will offer around 160 traineeships and apprenticeships, many of which have already been achieved during the restoration and build period.

It is expected to attract an extra 30,000 visitors a year to Redcar and Cleveland and provide a lasting boost to the borough's economy.

 

Visitors to Guisborough will now be greeted by a smart and modern new toilet block and improved car parking area on Fountain Street.

£250,000 from the ‘Welcome To’ pot, funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, has been invested in the project, as the car park is a key drop-off point for coach tourists - meaning the new facilities and surrounding area provide the first impression of the town to many people.

They replace a rather run down, existing facility and will provide users with a better functioning, more aesthetically pleasing place to freshen up – which, it is anticipated, will help boost tourist numbers and increase local trade in the town.

Improvements to the area surrounding the toilet block and the car park itself have been carried out by the Council’s own Highways Construction team, with the Works Management team providing the internal fit-out of the toilets.


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