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Council ready to stamp our vandalism

SALTBURN and Marske Urban council were determined to stamp out vandalism by taking legal action against every case brought to its notice.

Recently seats had been tipped over and litter bins scattered on the beach, all possible steps were being taken to trace the people involved.

Petition against fans' car park

HARRY Lappin had set himself a mission - to collect 1,000 signatures condemning the parks committee for planning to use The Crescent recreation ground beside Heywood Street in Middlesbrough as a car park for football fans. Harry planned to take his petition to every local home.

'Plucky fellow' won't get compensation

A MIDDLESBROUGH man who lost a tip of his finger in an accident at work was told by the judge that he would receive no compensation because negligence had not been proved. The judge added that he would have liked to have given the man pounds 120 because he was "a plucky fellow who returned to work without losing a shift immediately after the accident".

Outhouses to cost an extra 4s 9d a week rent

BILLINGHAM council house residents were asked if they wanted to keep their outhouses which would mean an increase of four shillings and nine pence per week. However it was pointed out that many tenants had built their own outhouses since bicycles, dogs, washing machines and prams would have to be kept in the back kitchen.

Mayor to distribute bags of coal

STOCKTON'S Mayor had set himself a target of distributing 1,000 bags of coal to pensioners in his Cosy Firesides Fund. The first pieces of coal were donated by children of the Stockton Odeon Cinema club who brought small bags of coal with them when they attended the children's Saturday matinee.

Shops' late opening

STOCKTON and District Chamber of Trade attacked what was said to be a growing trend among some shops to stay open late. Some were keeping open until 8pm.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 10, 2009
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