Zetland FM Local News - 20th Oct 2015
A round up of Zetland FM's local news stories for Tuesday 20th October 2015.
A further round of steel industry job cuts is expected to be announced today.
The announcement, which is expected to come from Tata Steel, will be another blow to UK steel following the recent closure of the steel plant at Redcar which resulted in 1,700 job losses.
Tata would not confirm the reports, saying it does not comment on "rumour and speculation". If announced, most of the cuts are expected to be made in Scunthorpe. However, steelmaking will effectively end in Scotland if cuts are also confirmed in Dalzell and Clydebridge.
News of the workforce reductions emerged as the Government held a summit in Rotherham last week, attended by unions, business leaders and ministers, to discuss the crisis gripping the industry amid plunging prices and cheap imports.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging residents to “Be safe not sorry” this bonfire season.
Last year there was a six percent increase in deliberate fires across Cleveland over the bonfire period 15 October to 12 November – costing the local community nearly half a million pounds.
The public - and in particular young people - are being reminded that unofficial bonfires are classed as arson and anyone found deliberately setting fires could end up with a criminal record.
The Brigade will be working together with Cleveland Police and councils for the next four weeks on initiatives including patrolling hot-spot areas, school visits and removing bonfire rubbish.
Anyone who spots an unofficial bonfire being built is being asked to call Cleveland Fire Brigade on 01429 872311 who will then work with local councils to remove the danger.
This week is National Adoption Week, and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is informing residents of its adoption services and asking people to consider becoming an adoptive parent.
National Adoption Week takes place between 19 and 25 October 2015, and the theme this year is “too old at 4?” – emphasising the need of adoptive parents for older children.
The council currently places approximately 10 to 15 children into adoptive homes every year, and is seeking to recruit more adopters, particularly for sibling groups and older children.
Adoption provides permanent homes for children who, through no fault of their own, are not able to live with their own family.
Most of the children who are waiting to be adopted will have been removed from their parents through the court system.
If you would like to speak to the Adoption team at the council please call 01642 771500 or drop in for a chat in the Adoption Office at Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Yorkshire, TS10 1SP.
For more information please visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/adoption