Zetland FM Local News - 9th December 2023
A court has heard how an attacker hurled racist abuse at store workers before brandishing a knife and making threats to stab people;
A six-month development programme to train and develop future welders for the vast £450million SeAH Wind facility is set for launch;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking residents for their views on budget proposals for 2024/25.
A court has heard how an attacker hurled racist abuse at store workers before brandishing a knife and making threats to stab people.
Teesside Crown Court heard how 28-year-old Connor Swinnerton, of Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough, goaded the workers, telling them to ‘come outside and he’d fight them’.
He then began wielding a six-inch knife and threatened to stab them.
The three men grabbed Mr Swinnerton and managed to hold him down before Cleveland Police officers arrived at the scene at the Budgens store on Linthorpe Road on December 14th last year.
Mr Swinnerton was sentenced to a 24 month community order, along with 40 rehabilitation activity requirement days, a 12 month drug rehabilitation requirement which will be monitored monthly, and a three month monitoring tag.
He is also banned from entering the Linthorpe Road Budgen’s store for five years.
A six-month development programme to train and develop future welders for the vast £450million SeAH Wind facility is set for launch.
The SeAH Wind Academy will see 30 people put through a 24-week training and development programme with the help of the Tees Valley Combined Authority and its Adult Education Budget.
The learners will gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass welder approval testing.
They will also gain work-ready knowledge and skills to participate in heavy engineering activities in the welding sector.
Once complete, the huge Offshore Wind Turbine monopile manufacturing facility at South Bank will see a half-mile long factory housing hundreds of workers.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking residents for their views on budget proposals for 2024/25.
The council says that like many other councils around the country, they are facing significant pressure on budgets, caused, in the main, by the spiralling cost of providing placements for children in their care and the ongoing effect of high inflation.
The council says that funding for councils is not keeping pace with these pressures on spending.
A number of measures are being proposed to ease these pressures and help meet legal obligations to set a balanced budget.
To find out more about the budget proposals and provide your comments, you can visit the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council website.