BOYS RESCUED: Two boys had to be rescued by the coastguard after getting stranded on a spit of land after wading out to it from the beach at North Gare, Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, on Saturday. The pair’s escape route was over 80m of very sharp slag rocks and they had left their trainers on the beach. Crews from the Coastguard and RNLI volunteers attended after a member of the public raised the alarm at around 4pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: (CORR) myplace, a youth facility in Middlesbrough, urgently needs volunteer minibus drivers. The drivers will take young people from around the town to and from the recently opened facility between 6pm and 9pm (hours may vary during school holidays). For more information or to volunteer, call Fran Pass on 01642-256310/728015 or email