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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:49:25 +0000

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Conservative gain in Redcar & Cleveland by-election

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:21:10 +0000

CONSERVATIVES gained a council seat at a local by-election, following five losses in last week's polls.

'Insult', 'patronising', 'ludicrous' - councillors angry at Jeremy Hunt letter

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

A LETTER to council chiefs by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in which he urges them to redouble their efforts to cater for ill and elderly patients has been blasted as “patronising” and “an insult”.

Key budget meeting to go ahead despite Arctic conditions

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:29:46 +0000

RURAL councillors are calling for a rethink over plans to hold a vital budget meeting this afternoon as the wintry weather continues to wreak havoc on roads across the region.

'Scandalous' postcode lottery in council support for families in crisis revealed

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000

CRISIS support in the North-East has been slashed and is now a postcode lottery for thousands of residents in need of urgent help, an investigation by a poverty charity and The Northern Echo has found.

Claims dog's mouth was glued shut after chewing council magazine

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:13:41 +0000

A DOG’S mouth was allegedly glued shut after it chewed a copy of the Redcar & Cleveland council magazine.

Up to 400 homes to be built on this greenfield site

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:05:26 +0000

PLANS to build up to 400 homes on a green field site on the outskirts of an east Cleveland village have been unanimously approved.

'Situation critical' - Call for urgent repairs to sea wall as winter storms approach

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:00:00 +0000

URGENT repairs are needed to shore up damaged sea defences before winter storms cause further deterioration of the wall.

Councils accused of wasting millions by paying staff above the recommended vehicle mileage rates

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:16:25 +0100

COUNCILS have been accused of wasting millions of pounds by paying staff above the recommended vehicle mileage rates.

New service launched ease the isolation of socially-excluded and vulnerable people

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:17 +0100

A NEW specialist service is being launched to help alleviate the loneliness of socially-excluded and vulnerable people in Redcar and Cleveland.

Official launch of Mayor's charity single - Hurry Home

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:59 +0000

A CHARITY single recorded by a mayor has been officially launched with hopes of selling 3,000 copies.

Local authorities warn cuts to services will continue despite council tax rises

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:41:21 +0000

TOWN halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned.

Young people to vote in election

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:19:49 +0000

SEVEN students have made it onto the shortlist to become a member of the UK Youth Parliament.

Redcar and Cleveland Deputy Mayor Chris Abbott dies aged 66

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:05:12 +0000

A LONG serving councillor has died, aged 66.

Dedicated Grangetown councillor picks up national award

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:24:58 +0000

A COUNCILLOR has scooped a national award for her dedication to her community.

Council’s £2.4m bid for Kirkleatham estate revamp submitted

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:59:50 +0100

PLANS for the redevelopment of the Kirkleatham estate are starting to take shape as a bid has been lodged to secure another £2.4m worth of funding.

Petition launched to protect library services in Redcar

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:37:50 +0100

A PETITION has been launched to protect a library that campaigners believe is earmarked for closure.

People’s ‘deep clean’ of Redcar High Street

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:51:50 +0100

VOLUNTEERS, shop workers and council cleaners have joined forces to undertake a ‘deep clean’ of Redcar High Street.

Local plan moves step closer to submission for Redcar and Cleveland

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:56:39 +0100

A LOCAL plan to protect the Redcar and Cleveland area from speculative developers has moved a step closer to be approved.

Controversial housing plan has been approved

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:52:48 +0100

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application adjoining a busy roundabout and popular school has been passed after the committee’s chairman used his casting vote.

Businesses urged to share vision for town

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:28:00 +0100

BUSINESSES are being urged to take part in an online survey to help development a long term strategy for a seaside town.

Does your child's school packed lunch meet nutritional standards?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:29:00 +0100

THE Government is being urged to put packed lunches at the heart of its childhood obesity agenda after a study found that only 1.6 per cent of lunchboxes in England's primary schools are meeting nutritional standards.

Deer habitat destroyed ahead of application

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:09:22 +0100

A COMPANY which planned to build 400 homes on part of a country park has been accused of “wildlife crime” by protestors after natural habitats were destroyed.

Controversial housing scheme on the agenda

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:34:28 +0100

CAMPAIGNERS are hoping that council planners will take notice of more than 800 letters of objection submitted to them opposing plans for a huge housing development on land next to a country park.

Major landmark left out of order

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:29:31 +0100

A MAJOR landmark is out of order during Redcar’s peak season for tourists, leading to criticism of the council.

Plans taking shape for Grade II listed building

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:52:06 +0100

PLANS for the future use of a Grade II listed building are starting to come together following a series of consultation exercises.

Online chat to get residents’ views on Redcar and Cleveland’s future

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:02:31 +0100

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to take part in a unique opportunity to discuss the future of where they live.

Redcar and Cleveland Council warns tax rise and further job cuts could be on the horizon

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:38:00 +0100

RESIDENTS are being warned that council tax rises and further jobs losses could be on the horizon as a council looks at ways of making another £26.3m worth of cuts.

School Closures: Is your school affected by National Union of Teachers strike action? Find out here

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:50:00 +0100

MEMBERS of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will walk out today after voting by more than 9-1 in favour of industrial action.

Young girl suffered burns and bruising in family home after child protection plan downgraded

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:33:59 +0100

A TWO-year-old girl suffered serious burns to her arm and leg just months after decision was taken to downgrade her child protection plan.

"Smears save 4,500 lives a year", women told

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:41:46 +0100

TWO councils used a popular event to spread the message about cervical screening.

Crackdown on dog fouling offenders

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:14:28 +0100

DOG owners are being warned that tough new rules are set to come in around the Redcar and Cleveland area.

Lifeguards to return to duty on Redcar and Saltburn beaches in time for May Bank Holiday

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:03:48 +0100

A SURE sign that summer is on the way is the return of the RNLI lifeguards to patrol the beaches at Redcar and Saltburn.

Council confirms its opposition to government's academy drive

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:51:48 +0100

THE government’s plans to turn all local authority run schools into academies has been criticised by a Labour-run council.

Calls for robust inquiry into Cleveland Police "failings"

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:22:43 +0100

AN MP is calling for a 'robust investigation' into an allegation that a former police chief failed to act on a claim of sex abuse made against the then police authority chairman.

Council wins award for apprentice support

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:34:40 +0000

A COUNCIL has scooped an award for the support it has given to almost 400 council apprentices since 2009.

Campaigners had in objections to two giant wind turbines in east Cleveland

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:44:37 +0000

CAMPAIGNERS have handed over more than 1,600 letters of objection to plans to create two giant wind turbines.

Council 'will save money' by taking £5m highways contract back in-house

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:49:55 +0000

THE GMB union has welcomed a council’s decision to bring a £5m highways services contract back in-house.

Plans to charge for disposal of building waste

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:33:20 +0000

RECYCLING is set to come under scrutiny as a council looks to introduce charges to dump building materials.

174 night stay - North-East councils spending thousands on hotel stays for the homeless

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:05:16 +0000

A SIX-MONTH hotel stay costing more than £5,000 has been funded by a council struggling to cope with homelessness.

Review of rural bus services set to cause split as council looks to balance its books

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:34:10 +0000

A ROW has erupted over the future of bus services that provide a vital lifeline to rural communities.

New housing to breathe new life into east Cleveland village

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:11:14 +0000

A SMALL housing development has been granted permission despite planning officer recommendation for refusal following impassioned plea to breathe new life into an east Cleveland village.

"I've written to the Queen to ask that war hero Eddie Straight receives a national award," - Mayor of Redcar

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:07:08 +0000

THE Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has written to the Queen to argue that a war hero be given a national award.

'Fetish' for elected mayors is cause for concern in council chamber

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:36:10 +0000

THE Conservative Party’s alleged ‘fetish’ for elected mayors almost derailed Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s support for the proposed Tees Valley devolution deal at a meeting today (Wednesday, November 4).

Planning enquiry closes into controversial east Cleveland housing scheme

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 20:18:34 +0100

A PLANNING inspector has been told how a scheme to build houses in east Cleveland would have changed the character of the area and potentially caused "social harm."

Authority had housing plan in place, claims councillor at planning inspectorate hearing

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:40:39 +0100

A PLANNING inspector has heard how a proposed housing development would have changed the character of east Cleveland if it had been approved.

Council leader's warning over SSI UK's £10.7m of unpaid business rates

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:26:06 +0100

PUBLIC services could be scaled back if a local authority fails to salvage millions of pounds from SSI UK.

Wind farm off North-East coast will generate enough electricity to power entire region

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:05:48 +0100

THOUSANDS of Teesside jobs could be created after plans for a major offshore wind farm were approved.

Could the end be in sight to end residents' abattoir misery?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:13:08 +0100

RESIDENTS have been promised a specialist council officer to impose rigorous monitoring of a controversial abattoir in the heart of their community.

Support offered to people with mental health issues

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:23:14 +0100

A NEW initiative has been launched to help people with their mental health and wellbeing.

Petition of 650 names to prevent sale of publicly-owned land for housing in Normanby handed to council

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:08:10 +0100

A PETITION calling on Redcar and Cleveland Council to stop the sale of some of its land earmarked for housing, has been handed in to the authority.