Hundreds of people have joined a human chain on beaches in our area at the weekend in protest at sea pollution;

The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action in our area at the weekend;

...and the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking Plant at Teesworks was finally brought to the ground at the weekend.

 

Hundreds of people have joined a human chain on beaches in our area at the weekend in protest at sea pollution.

The protest comes a year after our area saw a huge mass crab die off up and down the coastline.

Protestors stood arm in arm around the coast in a UK-wide protest against pollution in seas and rivers.

Across our area, from Saltburn to Hartlepool, groups of activists headed to the beach to form a human wave as part of the Reclaim our Seas campaign.

The mass UK-wide protest took in beaches, rivers and waterways in a human chain 'wave' in a bid to highlight pollution issues which campaigners say are killing marine life. 

 

The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action in our area at the weekend.

Just after ten to nine on Saturday evening the Redcar Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched after reports of a person in the water at South Gare.

A short time later the incident was resolved by the Fire Brigade.

The lifeboat crew were then able to safely return to the Station.

 

The Basic Oxygen Steelmaking Plant at Teesworks was finally brought to the ground at the weekend.

The 65-metre building was levelled in one of the largest single explosive demolition operations in the UK in the past 75 years.

1.6 tonnes of explosives were used, and there were three blasts over a seven second period to bring down the 60,000-tonne structure.

To prepare the parcel of land for the blowdown, a £25m project has been carried out over the past several months to pull down a series of large industrial shed buildings and seven tall chimney stacks that made up part of the 30-acre steelmaking facility.

Major plant items and equipment have also been stripped out from the facility to prepare it for demolition.


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