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Alan Beith MP: 'We must make sure we benefit'

Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed said that if powers go to Scotland and the region does nothing, the region could suffer.

"The Government have set a very short timetable to deliver extra powers to Scotland and this is the moment of opportunity. We've got to seize this moment and say at the same time you must make real progress on England, so that the UK as a whole has got a sensible structure of Government. If we let the powers go to Scotland and don't do anything at all then I think the North East will suffer. We must make sure that we benefit from this process."

– Sir Alan Beith MP, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Lib Dem

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The Great British Beach Clean comes to Redcar

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are hosting a clean-up of the town’s beaches as part of the Great British Beach Clean.

The litter pick, being held in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, is appealing for volunteers in order to help survey and pick up the litter on the beach.

Running from 10am till 12pm on Friday 19th September, the litter pick will start from Majuba Road Car Park.

Councillor Christopher Massey, Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs said: “The Great British Beach Clean is a great activity to help Redcar & Cleveland remain looking its best. It would be brilliant if the volunteer turnout is high because it really brings a sense of community spirit to the clean-up which complements existing Council environmental services.”

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