AN east Cleveland town is taking a leaf out of its neighbour's book and is attempting to spruce itself up.

Marske has watched the glory fall on Saltburn in the Britain in Bloom and Nations in Bloom contest and decided it wanted to make its pretty town centre a more attractive place for residents and visitors.

Now local residents' groups have been awarded a total of £1,050 towards projects which will see a seat in Marske Square, ten flower tubs and Christmas decorations as the next step towards a smarter Marske