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Residents evacuated in Saltburn as 70mph winds cause damage to buildings

Marine Parade, Saltburn

Residents on Marine Parade were evacuated just after 4am this morning. after winds of up to 70 miles per hour caused damage to the roof of a number of homes and flats.

Six fire engines were called to the road on the sea front in Saltburn to help get members of the public to safety.

Residents from nearby Sea View Nursing Home were also evacuated - they are currently being looked after by other care homes in the area.

We understand the council are now on hand to co-ordinate when the public will be allowed back into the buildings. The road currently remains cordoned off.

Damage caused to the roof of homes on Marine Parade, Saltburn


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.

James Arthur confirms split with Simon Cowell

Saltburn's X-Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed that he is no longer with Simon Cowell's company, Syco.

There was speculation earlier this year that he had been dropped by the record label.

Last night, though, James Arthur posted these messages on Twitter:

Saltburn 'yarnbombers' strike again

A topless fan is one of the creations by the Saltburn yarnbombers. Credit: ITV

With less than a month to go until the World Cup in Brazil, Saltburn's mystery knitters have been getting delighted fans in the mood.

The collection of figures stretches along the beach railings, and includes both footballers and their armies of fans.

A woollen player warms up in Saltburn. Credit: ITV
Some of the multi-coloured creations by the mystery knitters. Credit: ITV
Let's hope Brazil's hotter than this! A fan 'sunbathes' with a World Cup magazine on a cloudy day in Saltburn. Credit: ITV
Tug of war: Teams fight over the World Cup. Next month, they'll do it for real. Credit: ITV

This isn't the first time the so-called 'yarnbombers' have decorated the town - but their identity has always remained a secret.

Do you know the Saltburn yarnbombers?! Email


Mystery knitters bring World Cup fever to Saltburn

Football's coming home: An optimistic woollen figure of an England player holding the World Cup. Credit: ITV

Mystery knitters have been busy in the run up to the Bank Holiday - delighting a seaside town with World Cup inspired creations.

The pop-up exhibition appeared in Saltburn yesterday morning. Credit: ITV

The railings along the beach in Saltburn are adorned with wool figures from different nations playing in the World Cup.

Yarnbombers bring World Cup fever to Saltburn. Credit: ITV

Among them, an optimistic England player clutching the World Cup.

Maradona's infamous Hand of God from the 1986 World Cup quarter final has also been recreated.

Hand of God: The infamous Maradona move from the 1986 quarter final against England. Credit: ITV

Others playfully poke fun at national stereotype - the Frenchman has a striped jumper and a beret.

The Ivory Coast player, cheered on by an elephant and a frog. Credit: ITV
The Frenchman in a striped beret pokes fun at national stereotypes. Credit: ITV

This isn't the first pop up exhibition by the clandestine creators - they also made figures for the Olympics, Queen's Jubilee and the Royal Wedding.

MORE: Mystery knitters choose Olympic theme

Their identity remains a closely guarded secret.

Collision leaves man with serious injuries

Police are appealing for information after a collision which has left a man with serious injuries in hospital.

The collision, which involved a Citroen Relay van and a Citroen C4, happened at around 11.10am on Thursday May 8 on Wilton Bank in Saltburn.

The 58-year-old man driving the Citroen C4 has been taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from serious arm injuries as well as head and internal injuries.

He is in a stable condition.

Syco declines to comment on James Arthur

Saltburn's X Factor winner James Arthur said he was 'concentrating on his music' after reports that he had been dropped from Simon Cowell's record label.

The singer was reportedly dropped by Syco after it emerged his song Follow The Leader included the lyric "I'm gonna blow up your family like I'm a terrorist".

A spokeswoman for Syco declined to comment and James tweeted to defend the song, which he insisted was "not promoting terrorism".

James Arthur 'still with Syco'

Saltburn's James Arthur has denied speculation that he was dropped by Simon Cowell's label Syco. It has been reported that The X Factor winner was sacked because of controversial lyrics.

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