Fresh research has suggested that the mass crab deaths seen on our local beaches are "more consistent with poisoning by industrial toxins";

The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;

...and fostered children and young people in the borough are to receive extra support thanks to a new scheme.

 

Fresh research has suggested that the mass crab deaths seen on our local beaches are "more consistent with poisoning by industrial toxins".

Commissioned by the North East Fishing Collective, the investigation saw academics come together to determine whether pyridine is toxic to edible crabs following the mass crustacean die-offs seen across our area over the last year.

Campaigners have claimed dredging on the River Tees has unearthed historical toxins, linking the deaths to a specific chemical called pyridine.

Government department Defra launched an investigation last year to identify the cause, ruling out dredging as a cause and arguing that a "naturally occurring algal bloom" was the likely cause.

 

The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.

The team were contacted yesterday morning with a request to assist in a search for a vulnerable missing man in the Sleights area.

Team members were sent to the scene, along with three vehicles, taking with them some water rescue equipment as the search area included a section of the River Esk.

After clearing the allocated area without result the Team was stood-down by the Police later yesterday afternoon and all members returned to base.

Police enquiries to trace the missing man continue.

 

Fostered children and young people in the borough are to receive extra support thanks to a new scheme.

Redcar and Cleveland has become the first area in the Tees Valley region to take part in the Mockingbird scheme, which is a global award-winning and pioneering programme led by The Fostering Network in the UK.

It is an evidence-based model structured around the support and relationships an extended family provides.

Fostered young people, carers and support teams launched the scheme as part of a family fun day at Redcar beach earlier this week, and it is expected the programme will enrich young lives for years to come.


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