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Manager fined £30,000 for running 'filthy' pub

A food business has been ordered to pay £30,894 after environmental health officers found filthy conditions in the premises, structural defects, a lack of food hygiene training, rat droppings and out of date food.

Mr Mark Miles, the current Managing Director of Inndulgence Ltd admitted 11 offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 concerning his business at The Grapes Inn at Scaling Dam.

Mr Miles appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court following an investigation by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

The barrister for the council, Morgan Brien, told magistrates that officers closed the business using a voluntary agreement with Mr Miles in order to protect the public.

Both the food business operator and the cook had inadequate knowledge of food safety and hygiene matters.

In mitigation the court heard that The Grapes Inn was struggling financially but accepted responsibility for the offences.

Teenager airlifted to hospital after falling from horse

Great North Air Ambulance at the scene near Scaling Dam, North Yorkshire Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A teenager had to be airlifted to hospital after falling off a horse near to Scaling Dam, in North Yorkshire.

The 15-year-old sustained suspected pelvic injuries during the incident on Friday and was treated by a doctor at the scene before being transported to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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Tributes paid to motorcycle crash victim

Richard Hanson died in the crash near Scaling Dam yesterday Credit: Cleveland Police

The family of a motorcyclist who died near the border between Cleveland and North Yorkshire have paid tribute to him.

Richard Hansen, 24, from Saltburn, died when his motorcycle crashed on A171 Moor Road near Scaling Dam yesterday afternoon.

His parents said: "Richard went to Saltburn Primary and Huntcliff Schools and he was in his final year at the University of Teesside as a media student.

"He was a wonderful, loving, kind son and brother and his death will leave a big gap in our family."

Cleveland Police are urging anyone who was travelling in the Scaling Dam area at around 3pm yesterday to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting event 88501.