Zetland FM Local News - 13th June 2022
Thousands of ticket-holders for the Teesside Airshow were stranded outside the event in gridlocked traffic at the weekend;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend;
...and residents of Redcar and Cleveland are being invited to a drop-in event to find out more about proposed new developments in Redcar.
Thousands of ticket-holders for the Teesside Airshow were stranded outside the event in gridlocked traffic at the weekend.
The airshow, which was held at Teesside International Airport on Saturday, saw many people - including many from Redcar and Cleveland - forced to either ditch their cars and walk or turn around and go home after hours of waiting.
Passengers flying to and from the airport were also affected, with some having to walk home because relatives couldn't get through to pick them up and others having to walk miles with their cases in a bid to catch their flight.
Yesterday the organisers of the event, Sky Live Air, has said they want to apologise and say that they will be launching a full investigation.
In a statement,Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said he will be liaising with the organisers to do whatever he can to get refunds for those who suffered major delays or who were unable to attend as a result of the delays.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend.
Just after 11.30 yesterday morning the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust requested the team's assistance just north of Sutton Bank with a report of a mountain biker having suffered facial injuries after coming off his bike.
Two triple-crewed Team Land Rovers were deployed along with other Team members making their way to a nearby RV-point in their own vehicles.
On arrival the team assisted paramedics to get the casualty into an ambulance that had managed to get part way along a farm track, and he was then taken to hospital.
Residents of Redcar and Cleveland are being invited to a drop-in event to find out more about proposed new developments in Redcar.
This Wednesday, the public are invited to tell give their opinion about three of the Redcar Town Deal projects.
The event will take place at the Redcar Civic Centre on Ridley Street in Redcar, with architects and designers there to answer any questions.
To find out more about the projects that will be discussed, visit the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council website.