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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 January 9, 2007

Architect's Seal of Approval
Byline: Sarah Judd A Newcastle-based architectural firm has opened a new office in one of its own state-of-the-art developments in Darlington. Red Box Design Group, the architects behind City and Northern's Morton Palms business park, have opened...
Aussies Have England on the Rack
Byline: Cricket England were on the rack in the early stages of their 20-20 match against Australia in Sydney today. Adam Gilchrist led the way with a swashbuckling 48 as the rampant Aussies raced to 137-3 in fewer than 12 overs. The first...
Be Prepared to Deal with Bad Debtors
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the North-east are risking their livelihoods by being unprepared to deal with late payers and bad debtors, a survey has revealed. The study, which focused on 300 small business owners and managers with...
Body Check
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Bombers Mauled
Byline: Ice Hockey Andy Baxter Billingham Bombers were savaged in an 8(0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Lions in their first outing of 2007. The loss of vital league points at the National Ice Centre saw the Bombers slip from third down to...
Boro Close in on Deal for Gera
Byline: Eric Paylor Boro are close to agreeing a deal with West Brom for Zoltan Gera, according to Hungarian sources. Reports suggest a potential player-plus-cash deal could be in the offing to bring the 27-year-old midfielder to Teesside. ...
Boro Face Sky Blues Re-Match
Byline: Eric Paylor Boro face a potential FA Cup fourth round re-match with Coventry City if they can get past Hull City next week. Gareth Southgate's side, who face a third round replay against the Tigers at the Riverside next Tuesday, overcame...
Calling the Tune
Byline: Liz Walker Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to save a threatened town hall and dance venue. Redcar and Cleveland Council is considering demolishing Eston Town Hall and the adjacent James Finegan Hall and selling off the...
Crackdown
Byline: Simon Haworth Neighbours from hell scurried to save their belongings as police executed the latest crack house closure in Middlesbrough. It is the fifth to be shut down in central Middlesbrough in two months. Crack cocaine and heroin...
Dear Doc
Dear Doctor, I am very pleased with my GP and have been going to the same surgery for nearly 20 years. I go very rarely and have never needed to call my doctor to the house, so was a bit upset to be told that I had to leave the practice when I moved...
Dom Can Do It in Style
Byline: Racing Preview Dom d'orgeval can make a winning debut for David Pipe in the Betfred "The Bonus King" Novices' Chase at Wincanton tomorrow (2.40). The seven-year-old recently changed hands for an undisclosed sum, leaving the care of Nick...
Football
Mk Dons missed two penalties but snatched a late 2-2 draw with Lincoln through Gareth Edds' injury-time strike at the National Hockey Stadium last night. Rugby Union GUINNESS Premiership champions Sale Sharks have suffered a major blow with the...
Fraud Shame of Julie's Son
Byline: Andrew Pain The shamed son of murdered Billingham pizza delivery girl Julie Hogg has pleaded guilty to gaining pounds 65,000 through theft and deception. Kevin Hogg, 20, of Harland Place, Stockton, took the money from 52-year-old Kevin...
Got to Be Eagle-Eyed Tocatchme
Byline: Liz Walker Flighty owl still on the prowl in town centre Some people have been getting taxis home because they're worried about being attacked. But there's no need - Peter King, above, who had an Eagle Owl similar to the one above...
Hard Hats and Soft Hearts
Hardened oil workers grafting in one of the world's toughest environments have revealed their softer side - by helping children abandoned in an orphanage. Teessiders Terry Robinson, brother Craig and cousin Mick Connelly are among hundreds of British...
Hospital Debt Will Not Hurt Patients
Hospital chiefs today promised patient care will not be affected despite plunging pounds 3.8m further into debt. Bosses at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the James Cook University Hospital and Northallerton's Friarage, are facing a debt...
How to Meet Those Challenges Ahead
This year will bring a number of changes - a new resident at 10 Downing Street and, by the end of the year, we will know who will be battling for the White House in 2008. With these new faces come new policies, new approaches and new agendas - and...
It's a Dream Job for Exotic Pet Fanatics
Byline: Sarah Judd A former headteacher and master baker have fulfilled their personal ambition to open a shop specialising in exotic pets in Middlesbrough. Stephen Bloomfield, who spent 16 years in teaching and Lee Blackham, a master baker for...
It's a Long Way from Karaoke Nights on Teesside
Byline: Michelle Ruane A singer who left Teesside shores for sunny Bermuda is making waves in the music business. Jackie Ayres is now enjoying success with her band Raising Caine. Jackie lived in Grangetown until she was 20, but has been living...
Know Your Law
Byline: Helen Biglin Business Property Relief (BPR) is a widely available yet sometimes under used means of minimising inheritance tax liability. BRP is an inheritance tax (IT) relief available against "relevant business property" transferred...
Let's Make This the Year to Plan for Skills Needs
When Chancellor Gordon Brown made his pre-budget speech he raised a vital issue, which should have really captured the imagination of employers in the engineering, oil and gas, manufacturing and process sectors in the Tees Valley. In welcoming the...
Parents Face Court Action
Byline: Marie Levy Parents are continuing to let their children skip school - despite being warned they could end up in court. More than 100 youngsters were stopped in recent truancy sweeps across Teesside and most of them were with their parents....
Phil's King of the Online Ring
Byline: Adam Steel Teessider Phil Lowe is providing wrestle mania for the online masses - and grappling fans are loving it. The 29-year-old's news and features website wrestlemag.com attracts up to 1.8 million hits a month. And its 100,000...
Project Is Launched to Research Sales Skills
Byline: Helen Logan One of the largest research project of its kind in the North-east has been launched to identify if a lack of professional sales skills is harming business growth in the region. A group of organisations has contributed money...
Rally Ho Claire
Rally rookie Claire Craven went home with a trophy after her very first event - so now she's planning some more outings! Claire, from Marske, swapped the surroundings of Loftus Job Centre, where she works during the week, to make her rally debut...
Riggott - I'm Here to Stay
Byline: Adam Steel Chris Riggott today spelled out his determination to fight for a Boro place by insisting: "I'm here to stay". The 26-year-old central defender has only made five starts this season due to an injury- affected campaign. And...
'Rosicky Has It'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Tomas Rosicky can follow in the footsteps of some of his club's previous free-scoring midfielders. Wenger's decade at Arsenal has seen many fluent goalscorers in that department - such as Marc Overmars, David...
Santa Claws in the Honours
Santa Claus is better known for giving rather than receiving - but he was happy enough to collect a trophy at the end of Guisborough DMC's annual Fancy Dress Trial! For Brotton rider Karl Dodderidge (AM Scorpa) donned the red suit and white beard...
Schools Football
Redcar and Cleveland Under 15s travel to take on Hull in a Yorkshire Trophy group match on Humberside on Saturday. The local youngsters have had mixed fortunes in this competition this season winning two and losing two of their group games so far....
Second Phase to Go Ahead
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Planning consent has been given for the second phase of the development of the Middlehaven site in Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough Council's planning committee has confirmed outline planning permission for a mixed-use development...
Something to Crow About
Byline: Mike Morgan Guisborough Museum has obtained a special piece of local history. And it's all thanks to the sharp eyes of supporter Margaret O'Shea. She has been researching her forebears, who lived at Aysdalegate at the bottom of Birk Brow....
Sticking Points
Sticking to New Year resolutions can be difficult, especially when it's cold outside and the temptation of eating junk food and staying cosy on the couch is so high. But don't worry, SARAH DALE has enlisted the help of Damaris Serewicz, branch manager...
Taxing Tipping Tips
New guidelines from HM Revenue and Customs on the tax status of tips have clarified this confusing issue for workers in the service industries - especially restaurant, bar and hotel owners, says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. ...
Tears of a Victim
Kevin Hogg sat in Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday and wept. A young man, who has experienced more pain and tragedy than most, was coming to terms with the bleak prospect of prison. Kevin was three when his mother was taken from him in the...
Teenage Robber Is Behind Bars
A knife-wielding teenage robber deemed a danger to the public has been given an effective life sentence. Steven William Hughes, pictured, 19, committed three robberies in as many years, Teesside Crown Court heard yesterday. He was given an indefinite...
Teen Whiz Wang Boost Ormesby
Byline: Eric Paylor Ormesby have turned to a taste of the Orient to boost their hopes for British Premiership League survival. The Teesside table tennis club have snapped up super-talented teenager Wang Zheng from the People's Republic of China....
The Acid Test
After six years of political negotiation, and a lot of compromise, a new regulatory system for chemicals is being introduced. Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) is Europe's biggest-ever single piece of legislation and...
Truckers Deliver on Glory Trail
A tees Valley trucking company is set to expand after being named among the best businesses in the country. Mitchell Trucking Company won the North East Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award 2006, before being named runner-up at the British...
'Viking' Recovers from Chest Infection
Byline: Darts Former world champion Andy Fordham was recovering in hospital today after his latest visit to the Lakeside ended with him being carried away on a stretcher. 'The Viking', reported to be in a "stable" condition after being admitted...
Water Firm Happy Not to Be Making Waves
Byline: Anastasia Weiner Northumbrian Water is one of the country's least headline grabbing utilities - for all the right reasons. Serving 2.6 million customers across the region, as well as 1.7 million in the South-east under the brand name...
Wheater Lined Up for Debut
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Teenage Boro defender David Wheater makes his Darlington debut tonight as he seeks to further his fledgling career with a run of first team action. The 19-year-old will start at Doncaster, the club where...
Why Stew's Girl Will Play the TV Game with Style!
Fashion statements: Michaela says when it comes to WAGS shopping, Middlesbrough can mix it with the best - especially from fave designer stores Psyche (chosen for our fashion shoot) and Kate Fearnley in Linthorpe Road, and The House, in Yarm. She models...
With Norma Hope, Business Relations Manager, Regional Development Company One NorthEast
What did you want to be when you were young? A nurse, until my mother (mistakenly) told me I'd be emptying bedpans all day! How much was your first pay packet and what did you spend it on? pounds 1 a week for a Saturday shop job, but the huge...