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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 29th September 2016.


The licensee and manager of a hotel in Skelton have been fined more than £1,000 for selling short measures at the bar.

Carl Blake and Jaslyn Irene Elton Foxton of the Hollybush Hotel were fined after Trading Standards officers checked the hotel bar last December.

The court heard yesterday that the two officers went to the bar “acting as regular customers” and ordered two double glasses of whisky.

When tested the drinks were both found to have measurements of more than 5 milliletres less than the required 50.

Hotel manager Carl Blake claims the barman who served the drinks made a “schoolboy error”. The barman has since been let go.

The defendants were both charged with selling goods of lesser quantity than appears to be sold or than corresponds with price charge.


Residents of Yearby are up in arms after finding that the speed of their broadband service has been reduced to less than half of what was previously.

It is now proving impossible for the homes and businesses of the village to do basic tasks on the web and services such as catch up TV and YouTube are no longer available.

An attempt to visit Redcar & Cleveland Council’s website took Peter Sotheran 13 minutes just to load.

The council say they are aware of the problem and the area is due to be upgraded between next July and October 2019.


Cleveland Police have been trialling new ways of supporting people with mental health.

A dedicated Mental Health Coordinator has been temporarily based in Cleveland Police’s control room.

The coordinator assessed incoming police events involving people with ill mental health and helped to resolve these.

The trial was designed to reduce demand on police officers in incidents where mental health could be an issue.

It also helped victims by arranging the appropriate care and support they need after an incident, rather than being taken in police custody.


Redcar and Cleveland is set to be hit by gale force winds today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of strong winds, with gusts of above 45 miles per hour expected.

The likes of Redcar, Stokesley and Guisborough could face strong winds while Redcar is set to be the worst affected place in the area.

Impacts could include travel disruption and possible damage to trees and structures.

Road obstacles and problems with train services are also expected.

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