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Three arrested after alleged petrol station robbery

Three people have been charged following an alleged petrol station robbery in North Yorkshire.

The incident occurred on December 4 at the Co-op petrol station in Guisborough.

Three arrested in alleged petrol station robbery Credit: PA

Two men aged 25 and 30 have been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

A 34-year-old woman has been charged with robbery and remains on bail pending further enquiries.

All three will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

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Family flees house fire after firework thrown through window

A man has been arrested after a firework was ignited and thrown into a family home on Teesside.

A man, a woman and a teenage boy were forced to leave their home when their front window was smashed and the firework was thrown inside, starting a fire.

It happened at around 9.50pm on October 31 on Kirkleatham Lane in Redcar. No one was injured.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson and he has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Catering college and new walled garden planned near Redcar

Kirkleatham Museum Credit: Redcar and Cleveland Council

A new Catering Academy and Walled Garden are planned for a big regeneration project at the Kirkleatham Estate.

It's anticipated to create 40 direct jobs, 40 indirect jobs and over 100 apprenticeships.

The council has secured £1.1 million from the Coastal Communities Fund for the project and is currently in the process of securing £2.4 million from the Local Growth Fund.

The money will be used to develop a visitor attraction and training centre which would incorporate a restaurant, potentially with a retail unit and events space within three and a half acres of restored gardens.

“The regeneration of the Kirkleatham Estate is a huge priority for the council. The success of the Festival of Thrift, which attracted 35,000 visitors to the site, only highlights what an asset the estate is to our borough.

It is a unique setting with rich heritage, which we see as a major opportunity for development to help create employment and training opportunities, while building a major visitor attraction.

– Councillor Dale Quigley, cabinet member for economic growth at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

The estate contains the Kirkleatham Museum which attracts over 100,000 visitors per year.

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Baby seal found stranded on Teesside beach

Credit: BDMLR

A baby seal has been found stranded on a Teesside beach. The grey pup was found yesterday on Saltburn beach by a member of the public and was rescued by a volunteer from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup will be cared for until it is well enough to be released back into the wild.

The Grey seal pup will be around 3-4 weeks old, there were no injuries but at 13.5kg it is underweight and therefore will need to be looked after at a rehab centre until it is big enough to be released back into the wild.

– BDMLR spokesperson

Grey seal pups stay with their mothers until they are weaned at around 3 weeks old, after that they are left alone to take care of themselves. While most are fine some struggle and once they become dehydrated they end up on our beaches and are in danger from dogs and people.

Man missing from Redcar

Anthony Smith

Police are appealing for information about a missing man from Redcar.

Anthony Smith, 56, was last seen at his home on Trent Road, Redcar, at around 8.30am on February 16. There was a sighting of him on Milton Street, in Saltburn, at around 5.30pm on February 17.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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