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Pet pig in Saltburn house


A pet pig called Cocoa has settled down to life with an animal-loving family in Saltburn. The eight-month old porker


trots round a large living room and back yard at the Moore’s home in Emerald Street. “Cocoa occasionally goes out


for a walk when she has to wear a harness,” said Gordon Moore, a floor layer, who is dad to owner Sophie, 11, and her brother Kane, nine. “We have a walking licence


from Redcar and Cleveland Council’s trading standards department and have to go round a specific route, Emerald Street and the seafront only. We get a few looks on our walks which don’t need to be very frequent. Cocoa, who is just over 3ft long and nearly 20 inches tall, prefers to trot round our living room, which is a linked-up back and front room. She likes jumping on to the settee.”


4 People Not Profit Free Film Night


The 4 people not profit returns with La Bestia (The Beast), showing upstairs in the marine on 16th November. Doors open at 7.00pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Unable to afford another form of transportation but


also seeking to avoid Mexican immigration checkpoints, thousands of Central American nationals from countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, dangerously and boldly hop on top of moving freight trains going from southern Mexico to many northern destinations along the US-Mexico border. In filming the testimonies of some Central American


migrants, Pedro Ultreras exposes more than the dangers they face. If La Bestia shows the brutality of Mexico’s southern border, it also offers the compassion found in shelters for migrants and the bonds that develop among the men and women who share the same ride and misfortune.


Dad Gordon Moore looks on as Sophie, 11, and Kane, nine, play with Cocoa, the dog-loving pig in Emerald Street


A single dad, Gordon, who bought


the pet at Pately Bridge in March, said Cocoa was mostly a Gloucester Old Spot variety and was due to grow another two inches. She is licensed with the Government agriculture department Defra who ruled that her food should be pig nuggets, not food scraps. “We also give her grapes as a treat


sometimes. The food rules are because of the possibility of foot-and-mouth disease being caught. The movement restrictions mean that if a vet is needed he has to visit the house.” Gordon admitted there were


sometimes ‘accidents’ on the carpet. “Neighbours don’t mind her though there is the


occasional grunt from her early in the morning. Cocoa likes being with our two Yorkshire terriers, the cat and goldfish. She sleeps indoors mostly on the settee with a blanket over her head alongside the dogs. She’s very much like a dog and we all love her.”


Saltburn Business Association


The next meeting of the new Saltburn Business Association will take place on Monday, 7th November at 5.30pm in the CIU Convalescent and Holiday Home. All business folk are welcome. Further information can be had by email from di@easypcne.plus.com and if you are unable to attend the meeting but would still wish to receive the minutes please email this address. A new venture of the business association,


Saltburn Business Watch now has 27 members and is already proving useful, raising awareness of police activity in Saltburn. Any business wishing to join business watch, or the business association please contact Di Parker on di@easypcne.plus.com. Business Association will be approaching shops


in Saltburn for their opinion on a late night opening leading up to Christmas


FRIENDS OF REDCAR MUSIC AND ARTS present


Jean Hotton - piano with Charlotte Whitfield, clarinet and possibly saxophone


Matinee Concert in Zetland Park Methodist Church, Redcar 1.30pm. £3.50 pay at the door. Including refreshments


Friday 25th November 2011 Jean is the cellist with the Palm Court Trio but will be playing piano


for us on this occasion. Charlotte Whitfield is currently studying the clarinet at Birmingham Conservatoire.


The programme will range from Mozart to Gershwin and will include the showpiece Carnival in Venice.


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