Zetland FM Local News - 28th September 2023
Ground has been broken at the former Redcar Steelworks for what will become the home of the Net Zero Teesside Power project;
Police have seized an off-road bike after it was reportedly seen being ridden dangerously;
...and building work on a new luxury hotel in Redcar has unearthed a number of items of forgotten local treasure that are set to go on display within the development.
Ground has been broken at the former Redcar Steelworks for what will become the home of the Net Zero Teesside Power project.
Preparatory work is now underway following the recent signing of an option-for-lease agreement between NZT Power partners bp and Equinor, and Teesworks.
The deal could see the multi-billion-pound scheme become an anchor tenant at the Teesworks site.
NZT Power aims to be the world’s first gas-fired power station with carbon capture and storage capability, and will help drive Teesside’s aim to become the UK’s first decarbonised industrial cluster as early as 2030.
NZT Power could create and support up to 4,000 jobs during construction and operations and add up to £300m to the economy per year – including millions of pounds in business rates to Redcar and Cleveland Council.
The proposed power station will generate up to 860 megawatts of low-carbon electricity, which is enough to power up to 1.3m homes in the UK.
Police have seized an off-road bike after it was reportedly seen being ridden dangerously.
Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team officers attended an address in the Ayresome area after a report that a male had been driving dangerously.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and a 29-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police.
Both were taken into police custody.
Within the premises, three malnourished adult dogs and several young puppies were seized after RSPCA colleagues were called to assist.
They were removed from the address.
Building work on a new luxury hotel in Redcar has unearthed a number of items of forgotten local treasure that are set to go on display within the development.
Work at Bowles Hotels on West Terrace in Redcar uncovered the items from the 1700s during the second phase of its development.
The collection is now set to go on display in a new museum being built at basement level within the complex to preserve the local history of the region and guests will be able to visit the museum during their stay.
Amongst the treasure found, the team discovered mortgage deeds dating back to 1711, gold rings, letters from World War 1, photographs dating back to 1875, diamond pendants, an 18k gold pocket watch and invitations to a local ball held in the early 1900s.
Many more historical artifacts are currently being examined.