105FM :: Local Radio for Redcar & Cleveland

A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 17th October 2016.


A man is lucky to be alive after he attempted to swim in rough seas at Redcar on Saturday afternoon.

The man stripped down to his underwear and went into the sea.

He quickly got into difficulties and was carried out about 200 metres by the current, before being washed inshore.

He was then rescued by two men.

Ste Peacock and Andrew O’Connor, the brother and a friend of the man involved spoke to us about the incident:

And you can watch the dramatic video footage of the incident on the Zetland FM page.


Lord Heseltine has insisted that people will “look back and marvel” at the success of Redcar’s economy once it recovers from the closure of the SSI steel plant.

He even said the area would be as successful as London’s Docklands, now one of the UK’s major banking centres.

He asserts that Teesside will thrive despite the devastating blow to its economy caused by the loss of the plant.

The Tory peer in charge of reviving the area described the site of the former steel plant as a “bombsite”.

He also said there were 5,000 acres of derelict land on the south banks of the Tees “which would depress any visitor”.

But he insisted it is already undergoing “a remarkable transformation” as jobs and investment come in.


The Redcar Yarn Fairies have been at it again by spawning crocheted Pokémon around Redcar ready for hunters to catch.

The Fairies have been placing Pokémon and balls at different Pokéstops around Redcar and posting clues on social media.

The game is based on Pokémon Go and has therefore been named “Crochet Go”.

They insist that the game is for everyone, whether you're 2 or 102, an avid Pokémon player or someone who simply likes the idea of hunting for knitted creatures.

The game began yesterday, with Pokémon being found in places like Kirkleatham Museum, the High Street's blue clock and various places along the sea front.

The fairies are continuing the game for a while so if you didn't catch a Pokémon yesterday, you can keep an eye out on their Facebook page for future clues.

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