Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A daily newspaper and online news service serving the Teesside, Middlesborough, and North East England areas. Provides up-to-the-minute news of politics, sports, crime, business, and entertainment. Sports stories focus in particular on the Middlesborough Football Club.

Articles from May 1, 2007

All Change as New Track Gets Its Debut
It's all change for the area's autograss army this weekend. For as well as the usual array of new cars for a new season, there's also a new points-scoring system for the 2007 Yorkshire Dales AC Championship this term. And, even more significantly,...
Alpha Moves to Omega to Boost Support
Byline: Helen Logan It company Alpha Lan Systems is on the move. Alpha Lan, a network support and software development company, has moved from its existing base in Stockton to purpose-built offices in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. The move,...
A Scouts Trip with a Difference
Byline: Michelle Ruane Three scouts are heading to Malawi on a volunteer expedition with help from a grant. Alan Selby, Matthew Iceton and Scott Dennison, of Nunthorpe Scouts, will be involved in work to rebuild Malawi's national scouts campsite....
Banks 'Need to Change Culture'
A major report by small business champions has focused on banking services. The Federation of Small Businesses has released the findings of its review of small business banking. Surveying more than 4,000 small firms, it looked at progress made...
Blair Rejects MI5 Inquiry Call over Plot Links to 7/7 Outrage
Tony Blair insisted today that MI5 was doing an "amazing job" as he rejected calls for a public inquiry into MI5's handling of the two of the July 7 bombers. The Prime Minister said that although he "totally" understood why relatives of the dead...
Boro Set to Step Up Hunt for Hibs Prospect
Byline: Eric Paylor Boro are expected to increase their interest in Hibs midfielder Scott Brown as soon as the season is over. Gareth Southgate has already made a visit to Easter Road to watch the 21-year-old prospect in action. Rangers are...
Cricket
Liam Plunkett is set to play his first match for Durham since July against Durham University at the Racecourse this week. The Middlesbrough-born England paceman is named in the squad for the three day match which starts tomorrow. Fellow Teessider Mark...
Didier to Do It
Byline: Champions League Football Blues strike star can worry Reds - Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is banking on top scorer Didier Drogba to produce another top performance and see off Liverpool in tonight's Champions League semi-final...
Efforts of Hotel's Green Team Are Recognised
A Tees Valley hotel has been honoured for its green credentials. Gisborough Hall Hotel in Guisborough has won an award for its commitment to sound environmental practices, demonstrated in the way it runs its business. As part of an in-depth assessment...
Euro Glory for the Primrose Hill Lads
Byline: Naomi Paylor Our cup joy Footballing youngsters from Stockton celebrated a special anniversary year with European glory. Despite facing numerous challenges such as financial problems and arson attacks at their Durham Road base, Primrose...
Firefighter Tragedy
Byline: Mike Morgan A fireman killed himself by dousing towels in petrol, standing on them and setting them ablaze outside his fire station, an inquest heard. Heartbreakingly, he had previously said goodbye to his soldier son Ben who was going...
Focused on Digital City
Byline: Anastasia Weiner Regional development agencies and local authorities love industry clusters. Tangible and easy to market, they successfully advertise a region's strengths, skills, and inward investment. Cities such as Leeds, Sheffield...
FTC Accreditation
During 2007 the government is planning to introduce the Corporate Manslaughter Act which will have huge implications for companies as there are more than three million company car drivers and more than five million employees who use their cars on work-related...
How FA Verdict Hammers Home the Injustice
Simmering Boro supporters will rightly feel a deep sense of injustice over the Premier League's two-faced judgment on West Ham. The decision by league chiefs NOT to dock points from the Hammers after they were caught bang to rights using ineligible...
It Could Be.YOO-HOO!
Byline: Will Sutton A Teesside man thinks the Boro Eagle Owl may be his long-lost pet. Marc Grey, 23, from Loftus, owned a bird very similar to the large predator that has been amazing shoppers in the skies above Middlesbrough. Marc said his...
Jail Our Son Say Parents
Byline: Marie Levy A Teesside stepdad today made a desperate plea to the courts to lock up his son. Anthony Cartwright, 44, of Billingham says his stepson Philip Gbarato has turned into an uncontrollable teenager who thinks he's above the law....
Know Your Law
Byline: Rod Hepplewhite Obtaining planning permission for even a relatively modest development can be both a costly and time-consuming exercise. And your responsibilities don't end there. Having been granted planning permission you must comply...
Little Ethan Has to Have His Blood Sugar Checked 10 Times a Day.Weneed a Wonder Machine
Byline: Will Sutton While most five-year-olds have a carefree summer to look forward to, Ethan McElvaney has more on his mind. The diabetic youngster has to have his blood sugar levels checked 10 times a day. Ethan, from Teesville, has coped...
Martis Could Come Back to Quakers
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Star central defender Shelton Martis could be on his way back to Darlington. The Gazette understands that the 24-year-old Dutch ace is considering a stunning U-turn by returning to Quakers from Hibernian,...
Mayor 'Not One-Horse Race'
A man who would be mayor has outlined his vision for Middlesbrough. Organisers say all four mayoral candidates were invited to a public meeting last week. But Councillor Joe Michna, the Liberal Democrat candidate, was the only one of the four...
My England Hope
Byline: Football Michael Owen admitted he would "jump at the chance" of returning to the England set-up after making his first appearance since injury curtailed his World Cup last summer. The striker damaged his anterior cruciate knee ligament...
Pitch in for a Great Party
The lads from Guisborough Town FC have joined our happy band of bloggers. And we're sure they will provide no end of entertainment for regular readers of the TS14 community website. The club is planning a huge Party on the Pitch in the next few...
Position Just Gets Better
Byline: Anastasia Weiner They say location is everything in business, and when Ebenezer Wood founded his marine paints and varnishes firm in London's docklands his choice of site couldn't have been better. With half the world's shipping fleet...
Prince All Set to Earn Crown
Byline: Racing Preview Hawridge Prince gets a narrow vote to come out on top in an intriguing renewal of the Woodcote Stud Sagaro Stakes (3.55) at Ascot tomorrow. Rod Millman's stayer finished behind The Last Drop when the pair locked horns at...
Pub Giant to Invest Pounds 4m
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Pub giant Punch Taverns today announced further investment for Teesside. The group, which has about 120 sites in the Tees Valley, said it planned to invest pounds 4m in the North and North-east region in the next six months....
Resolve Problems Quickly for Customer Satisfaction
A growing understanding of the need to engage actively and sympathetically with customer complaints is enabling high street retailers, including financial institutions, to improve their complaints handling procedures. This is according to a detailed...
Scales of Justice
Among the cases dealt with at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court on March 20 were: Maureen Margaret Freeman, 69, of Cortland Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, banned from driving for three years and fined pounds 200 with pounds 40 costs for drink...
Stranded
Byline: Andy Passant Tired holidaymakers claim they were left "stranded" after an incoming flight had to divert from Durham Tees Valley Airport. Passengers ended up at Newcastle Airport after the plane from Malaga was unable to land at Teesside...
Strike Causes Chaos
Public services were plunged into chaos today as thousands of civil servants went on strike over plans to axe more than 300 jobs on Teesside. Courts, Jobcentres and Government offices were among services affected by the one-day stoppage which follows...
Strike Threat
Byline: Marie Levy The NHS is facing a wave of industrial unrest this summer as thousands of workers protest over pay issues. Moves towards equal pay for men and women have led to thousands suing the NHS for back pay. But it's the Government's...
Struck Off
A Teesside nurse who fell asleep on night duty and failed to notice a patient had suffered a broken hip has been stuck off the nursing register. Juliet Watadza, 46, was found guilty of professional misconduct while working at two nursing homes at...
Surveyors See Rise in Market Demand
Demand for commercial property accelerated at the fastest pace in seven years, boosted by a strong economy and record profitability, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Commercial Property Survey. Business demand for commercial property...
Team Spirit
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson Emanuel Pogatetz has revealed that fellow central defender Jonathan Woodgate is not only a great teammate on the pitch, but off it as well. Pogatetz has admitted that Woodgate took him to one side and told him, long before...
Tennis
Norton's Anne Clayton has won the 2007 Coach of the Year accolade at the annual Stockton Sports Development club and coach awards. The award recognised Anne's tireless work at Yarm Tennis Club, along with Stockton Borough Council, in providing sporting...
The A-Team Strike Again
Byline: Badminton The Tees Active Badminton League Mixed A winners Middlesbrough A continued their domination of the division by beating already relegated Yarm A by 9-0. Marske A join Yarm A in Division B next season. Acklam B needed to win...
The Future's Not Just Bright ( It's Glowing
Welcome to our comment column, in which leading figures from the business community in the region present a thought-provoking view on an issue affecting their company or organisation or the wider community. Today it's the turn of JOE DOCHERTY, chief...
The Very Special Mum Who Puts a Smile on Her Little Girl's Face
Byline: Barbara Argument Chief Writer Behind young Megan Farrell's happy smiles is a very determined mum on a mission. It drives 36-year-old Julie to help her little daughter battle through to a better life. And thanks to her dedication, 18-month-old...
This Is My Life
Michelle Povey lives in Tollesby with her husband, Craig, and their two children, Bradley, four, and Erin, nearly two. The 33-year-old has her own internet business called Wigs Ahead, selling wigs to help women who have suffered hair loss. * Describe...
Tony McLean
Chief executive, Castlebeck Group, of Darlington. What did you want to be when you were young? I originally wanted to be a pharmacist as all the pharmacists I came into contact with were my father's friends and they were all rich! But sense prevailed...
Use Innovation to Grow Your Business
The successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial to a business being able to improve its processes, bring new and improved products and services to market, improve its efficiency and, most importantly, improve its profitability. Marketplaces...
Where There's Hope
Byline: Andrew Pain & Mike Morgan Supporters of animal sanctuary boss Cliff Spedding are rallying round to help him get his centre going again. Mr Spedding, 47, who runs the Hope Animal Sanctuary in Loftus, was recently convicted of causing...
Yarm among Nation's Best
Byline: Rowing Yarm School has officially been named as the fourth best rowing school in the country. The Amateur Rowing Association listed the schools according to the number of wins gained throughout a season and Yarm scored an impressive total...