Could a mysterious creature spotted on the side of a busy trunk road be a big cat?
Hazell Lund, from Stockton, is convinced of it.
Ms Lund was travelling along the A66 at about 11.30am on Sunday (June 22) when she saw what she is sure was a large black cat.
“At first I thought it was a black Labrador but I soon realised it wasn’t,” she said.
“It pounced like a cat and the way it walked and held itself was very cat like.
“I know what I saw and I am convinced it was a big cat.”
Unfortunately, Ms Lund did not have time to retrieve her phone from her bag to take a photograph of the creature before it darted out of view.
Source – Northern Echo, 25 June 2015
The return of the Durham Puma, active in the 1990s ? Or its grandchildren…
Taxi customers in Stockton were left utterly confused by a sign saying the rank was moving to a nonexistent street – on a nonexistent date!
The yellow works sign at the southern end of Stockton High Street said: “Taxi rank relocated to Bridge Street, Thursday 21st June, 1400-1600.”
One bemused cabbie said:
“Asked where is Bridge St.? Sorry says the taxi driver there isn’t one, but don’t worry the 21st does not fall on a Thursday until 2018.
“That will give our council time to build one.”
Stockton Council said the sign has now been removed and the relocated ranks will be on Bridge Road and Prince Regent Street.
Councillor David Rose, Cabinet member for regeneration and transport, explained:
“Due to the events being held to show our support for the Armed Forces in Stockton town centre on Thursday this sign was installed by a traffic management company to notify people that the taxi rank will be relocated while soldiers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers parade through the High Street.
“We are sorry to learn that the sign contained incorrect information and apologise for any inconvenience.”