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 November 26, 2003

A Right Royal Helping Hand
The North East Prince's Trust has seen great success in all its schemes. The Business Programme is among those with staggering results. A massive 1,153 young entrepreneurs have been supported in the last year and 472 have started new businesses....
Banned ...over a Jumper
Byline: Sarah Stack A schoolboy has been banned from educational trips because he wears the wrong jumper. Newport Primary School pupil Carlton McCabe is caught in a bitter dispute between his mother and headteacher over the colour of his top....
Banned, over a Jumper
Byline: Sarah Stack A schoolboy has been banned from educational trips because he wears the wrong jumper. Newport Primary School pupil Carlton McCabe is caught in a bitter dispute between his mother and headteacher over the colour of his top....
Baracouda Makes Newbury Return
Byline: By Baracouda is set to make his seasonal debut in the Ballymore Properties Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. The eight-year-old, trained in France by Francois Doumen, heads 10 entries for the Grade Two race over an extended...
Build on Villa Find
Many people will have been intrigued at recent news reports of the Roman Villa site at Quarry Farm. More than 800 of them took the trouble to visit the remains during the "open days" and were fascinated by the scale of the site and the assertion...
Byrne Wins Pool Chance
Byline: Barry King And Andrew Wilkinson New Hartlepool signing Danny Byrne will go straight into the side to face Swindon Town on Saturday. The 19-year-old Manchester United winger has joined Hartlepool on a month's loan deal and should play...
Chat Safely as You Go
From this week it is a specific offence to use a hand-held mobile phone in a moving vehicle. The penalty will be a pounds 30 fixed penalty or up to pounds 1,000 on conviction in court (pounds 2,500 for drivers of goods vehicles, buses or coaches)....
Chiefs Issue Alert on Having Flu Jabs
Byline: Sarah Stack Elderly patients on Teesside are being urged to get a flu jab before the winter sets in. Traditionally at its height in the winter months, flu is for most people an unpleasant experience. But it can become a serious illness...
Criminology
Second class honours, division ONE Helen Jane Fish Lisa Ann Irwin SECOND CLASS HONOURS, DIVISION TWO Marsali Anne Dinnie Laura Catherine Neasham Rachel Patricia Townsend DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION Cheryl Robinson BACHELOR...
David Beats Goliath
Byline: Ian Mcneal A building contractor has heavily criticised a national insurance firm after it finally received payment for outstanding invoices - but only after threatening to send in bailiffs. Middlesbrough maintenance company Emanuel Spence...
Donna's a First Class Graduate
Living in her parents' hotel from the age of four gave Donna Price the taste for working with people. She continued that interest in her teens, and will graduate today from the University of Teesside with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Marketing...
EJ Leads the Way
Byline: Basketball Teesside Mohawks hit top spot in the National League top flight for the first time this season after a stunning display from EJ Harrison. The American, back recently after pre-season difficulties, scored 32 points and led the...
EJ Leads the Way to League Summit
Byline: Basketball Teesside Mohawks hit top spot in the National League top flight for the first time this season after a stunning display from EJ Harrison. The American, back recently after pre-season difficulties, scored 32 points and led the...
Evening Gazette Opinion
Police tax rise must give value:People are quite right to call into question a proposal that will ask council taxpayers to find an extra pounds 5m for their police force. It's a lot of money. And it will be the third year in a row that a massive...
Facing Life as a Mum without My Chris
Byline: Dave Robson The pregnant girlfriend of murder victim Chris Cave today told of her heartache at approaching motherhood without him. Louise Rigby, 19, is due to give birth on January 3 to the baby she and Chris were so eagerly awaiting....
Fees Revolt Threat
Byline: Bill Doult Parliament today rolled up its sleeves for a scrap over plans for university student top-up fees - with a Teesside MP vying to fight the idea. Fees of up to pounds 3,000 a year are planned by the Government in its new parliamentary...
Festive Troubles
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan After a year which has seen a frightening surge in personal debts, the traditional six-week Christmas spending spree comes at a vulnerable moment for millions of British households. Rates are rising again and could be...
Fighting the Yobs
Byline: Mike Morgan Drunken antics of local yobs are turning the lives of scores of East Cleveland residents into a daily nightmare. They have been branded "wild vandals" by residents in the Rosedale Crescent area of Loftus. Angry residents...
Flight of Fancy?
Byline: Ian Mcneal An airline has again denied rumours it is to cut an important route between Teesside and London. BMI says speculation it is to stop its Teesside to Heathrow flights next March are false and it has "absolutely no plans" to cut...
Franck Talking
Memo to French coach Jacques Santini: Give Franck Queudrue a chance. Well, why not? Franck has come back this season with a new level of commitment and he's produced some superb displays. There must be a place for him somewhere in an international...
Hands off and Chat Safely as You Go
From this week it is a specific offence to use a hand-held mobile phone in a moving vehicle. The penalty will be a pounds 30 fixed penalty or up to pounds 1,000 on conviction in court (pounds 2,500 for drivers of goods vehicles, buses or coaches)....
Hero Jonny's Debt to Boro
Byline: Eric Paylor World Cup winning hero Jonny Wilkinson owes a debt to the Boro for his extraordinary kicking talents. England's William Webb Ellis Trophy hero has made regular visits to the club's huge sports hall at Rockliffe Park to hone...
How to Avoid Risks
Isis Telecommunications, mobile service provider to businesses, has put together these ten tips. 1. Ensure that a hands-free kit is fully fitted with both a cradle and a speaker - this avoids the driver having to deal with a fiddly ear piece or...
Huntley: How the Girls Died
Soham accused Ian Huntley claims that Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman both died accidentally in his bathroom on the day they disappeared, his lawyer said today. Stephen Coward QC revealed the claim as he quizzed the pathologist who examined the...
Hussar Charges in for Hennessy
Nicky Henderson has given Irish Hussar the go ahead to run in Saturday's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury and is to school the leading fancy in Lambourn tomorrow. Encouraged by the recent rain and a forecast of more later in the week, Henderson...
It Adds Up to Hayley's New Career
Mature student and single mother Hayley Foster has proved that studying can pay by furthering her career with a new job. Hayley, who was graduating from the University of Teesside today with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance,...
Jail for Third-Time Danger Driver
Byline: Malcolm Pickering A Teesside man has been jailed for his third offence of dangerous driving. Three teenage girls were injured - one of them seriously - when his speeding car hit a pothole and overturned on the track leading to South Gare,...
Jobs Set to Flow
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Construction work is to begin on a pounds 50m regeneration project on the banks of the River Tees, which will create more than 1,500 jobs. Bowesfield Park, at Stockton, a scheme by The Banks Group, is getting under way...
Jonny's Debt to Boro
World Cup winning hero Jonny Wilkinson owes a debt to the Boro for his extraordinary kicking talents. England's William Webb Ellis Trophy hero has made regular visits to the club's huge sports hall at Rockliffe Park to hone his skills. And the...
Kelly's Floored
Byline: By David Fryer Kelly Wright had one description for her state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner. "It sucks," she told Watchdog. Or rather, it didn't. Kelly experienced problem after frustrating problem with the brand-new Dyson DC05 she bought...
Kirtley Stakes His Test Claim
James Kirtley bowled himself into Test contention with four wickets for England on the first day of their solitary first-class warm-up match in Sri Lanka. The Sussex fast bowler would not have been with the 17-man party but for an ankle injury to...
Kirtley Stakes Test Claim
James Kirtley bowled himself into Test contention with four wickets for England on the first day of their solitary first-class warm-up match in Sri Lanka. The Sussex fast bowler would not have been with the 17-man party but for an ankle injury to...
Let's Kick out the Kiosks
Byline: Dave Robson Eyesore kiosks may be pulled down in a proposed Redcar town centre revamp. The three kiosks, at the town clock end of the pedestrianised High Street, were erected just eight years ago as part of the town's pounds 1.4m pedestrianisation...
Loan Star Byrne Wins Pool Chance
Byline: Barry King And Andrew Wilkinson New Hartlepool signing Danny Byrne will go straight into the side to face Swindon Town on Saturday. The 19-year-old Manchester United winger has joined Hartlepool on a month's loan deal and should play...
Mac Is Happy to Keep It Clean
Steve McClaren has good reason to be proud of Boro's fourth consecutive Premiership clean sheet and six shut-outs in eight games. After all, it doesn't happen very often. McClaren said: "Four clean sheets in a row is some going in the Premier...
McCoy Magic Does the Trick
Byline: By Water quirl gave German trainer Christian Von Der Recke a fourth winner from only six runners at Warwick when recording a comfortable victory in the Highflyer Bloodstock Four Years Old Novices' Chase. After champion jockey Tony McCoy...
Merger Is Just the Job
Byline: Alan Plews Shake-up will give centres new look A Multi-Million pound revolution is about to take place for the Tees Valley jobless. The Department for Work and Pensions is pouring millions of pounds into a national plan to revamp the...
MPs Back Cigs Ban
Byline: Bill Doult High-powered demands for a ban on smoking in public places are being enthusiastically backed by Teesside MPs. Calls for the ban - including in restaurants and bars - was delivered to the Government by all 13 Royal Colleges...
Mum 'Left with No GP'
Byline: Helen Sturdy An epilepsy sufferer fears she could be left without vital medication after being struck off her doctor's list. Theresa Heathcott, who also has angina, is worried she may not be able to register with another GP because their...
Mystery of Missing Family
Byline: Mike Underwood A desperate daughter today made an emotional plea to her missing father and stepmother to get in touch. Jane Payne, 31, broke down as she made a public bid for help in finding her parents who mysteriously vanished from...
Mystery of My Missing Family
Byline: Mike Underwood A desperate daughter today made an emotional plea to her missing father and stepmother to get in touch. Jane Payne, 31, broke down as she made a public bid for help in finding her parents who mysteriously vanished from...
On the Crest of a Wave
Byline: Mike Morgan Teenage engineering apprentice Philip Williams has been honoured at a special award ceremony for his key work with a North-east lifeboat crew. Philip, 17, who specialises in electrical instrumentation at TTE Management and...
Pair Eye Final Stages
Manchester United and Chelsea attempt to book their places in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight. United need just a point from their Group E clash against Panathinaikos in Athens to reach the knockout stages. And victory for Group G...
Paul Frost's Column
It's almost a week since the big day and I'm still as baffled as ever. Now that he's back in the Land of the Free, let's take a cold look at the visit which turned our little corner of the UK upside down. Why should the most powerful man in the...
'Pay Workers a Fair Wage'
Byline: Alan Plews The region's movers and shakers are being urged to make regional economy regeneration the number one political priority. The call follows new research compiled for the GMB by NOMIS at Durham University which shows the North-east...
Police Tax Rise Must Give Value
Police tax rise must give value - People are quite right to call into question a proposal that will ask council taxpayers to find an extra pounds 5m for their police force. It's a lot of money. And it will be the third year in a row that a massive...
Political Tees Pair in the Running for Ella
Two former Teessiders could be jogging through the corridors of Whitehall as they train for a marathon run. Ed Owen and Mark Davies are launching a campaign to raise pounds 100,000 for cystic fibrosis research by running next year's Flora London...
Post Office Is Set to Stay
Byline: Dave Robson A post office is to close, but another has won a reprieve in a Redcar service shake-up. Two months ago, Post Office Ltd announced its intention to close the town's Laburnum Road and Borough Road sub-post offices. Now, after...
Premier Pair Eye Final Stages
Manchester United and Chelsea attempt to book their places in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight. United need just a point from their Group E clash against Panathinaikos in Athens to reach the knockout stages. And victory for Group G...
Proud Record
Byline: John Williams, International Trade Director For Uk Trade And Investment For The North East North-east SMEs 'big' in international trade THE North-east is one of the smallest of the nine English regions in terms of its geographical size,...
Putting Airport on the Map
Byline: By Helen Logan So Teesside wasn't a well enough known name for its airport to be widely recognised. At least that must have been the reasoning behind the suggestion that Teesside International Airport needed to change its name to Durham-Tees...
Royal Blessing for Names
The Navy's two biggest warships will be named after the Queen and the Prince of Wales, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The Queen has given royal approval for the naming of the two aircraft carriers due in service from 2012 and to be based at Portsmouth....
Scheme Aims to Find a Cure for Sick Leave
Byline: Helen Logan Teesside is one of the areas piloting a project aimed at helping people suffering from illness back into work. Sick leave costs British industry an average of pounds 1.75bn per year, with more than 166 million days being lost...
Sky's Not the Limit
Byline: Alan Plews Glen Oliver, of Hartlepool, is starry-eyed over his new business venture - in fact, it's fair to say that most of the time he's on another planet! A keen astronomer and a member of the Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical...
Sorrow at Facing Life as a Mum without My Chris
Byline: Dave Robson Pregnant Louise opens her heart after killer is jailed Every little movement and kick from the baby, I've wanted to share with Chris but he hasn't been here. I've missed him more and more each day. The baby is part of Chris...
Spreading Joy of Life after Op
Byline: Sarah Stack A liver transplant has given a Teesside man a second chance at life, and he is using it to help hundreds of school kids learn about their local wildlife. Ian Lawson was suffering from cancer of the liver when he had the transplant...
Straw's Pledge on Visit to Iraq
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw arrived in Iraq this morning for an unannounced visit. Speaking at a news conference shortly after his arrival, Mr Straw said he strongly believed the handover of power in the country would go ahead by next June. ...
Superstar Seeks the Quiet Life
England World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson arrived back in the North-east last night looking for a bit of peace and quiet after being catapulted to international superstardom. Wilkinson knows life will never be the same again as he comes to terms with...
Take Rio to Grab Hat-Trick
Byline: Preview By Naomi Matthew Riothamus is napped to complete a hat-trick of wins at Carlisle when this exciting prospect returns to the Cumbrian track tomorrow. The Ferdy Murphy-trained five-year-old did well to win his bumper there in March....
Taxrise Call to Pay for More Police
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Police chiefs plan another massive demand for cash from Teesside householders, it was revealed today. They want to boost policing strength throughout the area by raising an extra pounds 5m from council tax payers. The...
Tax Rise Call to Pay for More Police
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Police chiefs plan another massive demand for cash from Teesside householders, it was revealed today. They want to boost policing strength throughout the area by raising an extra pounds 5m from council tax payers. The...
The Life Enhancers
Byline: By Marie Turbill Sarah Burton reached a point in her life where she couldn't see a way forward. A troubled history left her feeling lost and unsure how to turn things around. But now, less than a year on, life has completely changed...
Three Cheers for Great Achievers
Morning ceremony teesside business school higher national certificate in business and human resource management middlesbrough COLLEGE Yvonne Bell Keith Dawson Lindsey Douglas Julie Doyle Kelly-Anne Dunn Zaheer Ellahi Emma...
Wilko a Hard Act to Follow
Saturday's game against Liverpool promised much but could never quite live up to the billing. There was a big crowd at the Riverside but many minds were still tuned into the morning's dramas on a rugby field far away in Sydney. It was a hard...
Worth the 'Weight'
An innovative tool manufacturer, which is hoping to revolutionise the DIY market, has won official recognition. SoandSo Innovations has been set up by Middlesbrough entrepreneurs Alan Spencer and Shaun Wainford. The men have invented the SpanApplicator...
You Can Rely on Us to Cater for You
Byline: Helen Logan A new firm is cooking up a recipe for success. Howell Cummings, of Spennymoor, offers a complete turnkey design service for commercial kitchens in business and organisations across the region and throughout the country. ...