Emergency services were called after a vehicle collided with a shop in the centre of Redcar at the weekend;

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

...and a structure on the former Redcar steelworks site has finally been demolished - after two earlier attempts bring it down failed.

 

Emergency services were called after a vehicle collided with a shop in the centre of Redcar at the weekend.

Police and fire fighters were called to Coatham Road in the town on Saturday just before midday after receiving reports of a two-car collision.

Images from the scene showed a white vehicle had crashed into the window of gift shop Under A Spell, on the corner of Coatham Road and Station Road, leaving broken glass scattered across the pavement.

Cleveland Police officers erected a cordon and the Fire Brigade made the scene safe.

 

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

Just after half past one on Saturday lunchtime, the Redcar Atlantic lifeboat was launched to assist a broken down boat with two people on board.

All were returned safely.

Then, just after twenty past one yesterday morning the Redcar D Class was readied on slipway and the crew assembled to assist in search for a person reported to be in the water.

However the police resolved the incident and the crew were stood down without launching.

 

A structure on the former Redcar steelworks site has finally been demolished - after two earlier attempts bring it down failed.

The Incinerator Stack at Teesworks in Redcar, on the former steelworks site, was originally supposed to be brought down in a controlled explosion around 2pm on Thursday.

Just before 2pm, an explosion detonated at the base of the tall structure - however it remained standing.

And after an attempt to pull it down with guide ropes didn't work either, the demolition was paused while workers went back to the drawing board.

The 120 metre stack was eventually brought down by a digger, which pushed it onto its side in order to topple it.

The demolition marks the penultimate explosive demolition at the Teesworks site, with a final event to bring down remaining structures due for the end of June.


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