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 3, 2005

Acas Link-Up
Jacksons Commercial & Private Law, of Stockton, has teamed up with conciliation service Acas to provide a series of employment law seminars throughout 2005. They will run this month, September and November at Darlington Football Club. For information...
A Different Way of Doing Trade
Despite constant stories of the fat cats lapping up the cream of business there are people who trade to meet a social need. These people are social entrepreneurs. They run a business for the benefit of others less advantaged - from giving emotional...
Aim for the Top
Byline: Helen Logan Business is just a game of two halves... but will it be relegation or promotion for yours? With the football season drawing to a close, many a manager will be contemplating life in a lower league. And for every distraught...
Airport Reveals Seaside Special
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan British summer seaside favourite Cornwall is the latest new route to take-off from Teesside. North-east holiday makers could soon be sunbathing and surfing thanks to the new service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to...
Big Event
Entrepreneurs who started their own events management company in Eaglescliffe have won a prestigious contract to work on the North East's premier conference to celebrate entrepreneurship. Carol Hodgson and Jill Brown, who founded CEM Events Management...
Bookies Shy at Coconut !
Bookmakers fear a major gamble may develop on Aidan O'Brien's Coconut Beach in tomorrow's totesport Chester Cup following the Irish trainer's brilliant Guineas double at the weekend. O'Brien has never had a runner on the Roodee before, and the lightly-raced...
Boro Can Take the Points
Boro face Tottenham in the last home match of the season with many people suggesting it is the club's most important ever league game. With the prospect of European football and the ability to attract high-quality players hinging on Saturday's game,...
Champs Set a Fast Pace
Byline: By Andrew Wilkinson Bowlers Paul Goodchild and David Towse found blistering early season form as Guisborough continued their flying start with a third consecutive victory. The early pace setters in the Darlington Building Society sponsored...
Cheers
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan New fruit drinks devised by a Teesside company are set for a nationwide launch thanks to key investment. Stockton-based Fat Fruit has launched the non-alcoholic range. And following an pounds 85,000 investment, five...
Darlington Jockey Upstages Champion
A young Darlington jockey achieved the rare feat of stealing the headlines from champion jump jockey Tony McCoy when the pair featured in front of a near record crowd at Sedgefield yesterday. Brilliant sunshine attracted a bumper 5,0427 spectators...
Double Top
Daryl harris, head of sales for Mercedes-Benz van and truck dealer Bell Truck Sales, based at the company's Billingham branch, has won the Mercedes-Benz national title of Truck Manager of the Year for the second successive year. Mixed taste MEAT...
Drivers Refuse to Take out Untaxed Vehicles
Byline: Mike Blackburn Rush-hour commuters were left stranded in Stockton today after angry bus drivers refused to take 26 untaxed buses out on to the road. Around 60 Stagecoach drivers were instructed by union chiefs not to put their own licences...
Exclusive: Terror of Meat Cleaver Robbery at Home
Byline: Mike Underwood An armed masked raider robbed a pregnant Teesside mum in her own home in a terrifying Bank Holiday attack. Sarah Lawton, who is six months pregnant, was horrified when a man brandishing a meat cleaver punched her in the...
Generation
Byline: Bill Doult And Joanna Desira Charles Kennedy and the Liberal Democrats appear to be riding a wave of support among University of Teesside students. More than two fifths of local students planning to vote in Thursday's General Election...
Hair We Go!
Byline: Michelle Ruane A Fundraising father has had his first proper haircut in over 20 years.... Peter Graydon went from shoulder-length tresses to a shaven head - all in name of charity. The 43-year-old had his head shaved at Dormanstown...
Help on Tap
Marske-based Tricor International, manufacturer of a parks and gardens irrigation systems, is launching a free design planning service to help local authorities and landscapers develop tailored plans for their individual requirements. The Mona Plant...
High Stakes
Byline: By Anthony Vickers My brain hurts! The possible permutations in the last gasp high-stakes UEFA Cup are cranium bursting in complexity. Mentally drained Teessiders have spent the best part of the last 48 hours looking at league tables,...
Innovation
All businesses need to innovate, though it may take any number of forms, from the steady refinement of established products to the leap in the dark when an untried idea is launched. Whether introducing new technology, getting people to work in new...
It's Your Fault
The wife of a British soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has blamed Prime Minister Tony Blair for his death. Ann Toward said Guardsman Anthony Wakefield, of Byker, Newcastle, should never have been sent to Iraq and her children had been deprived...
Joint Venture Green for Go
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan A middlesbrough firm, which has the potential to create 72 jobs in the next 12-18 months, is gearing up to launch its product range. TimberMate specialises in the design and manufacture of timber products for the home...
Leader of Pack
Byline: By Martin Neal Phil Kettlewell was in a class of his own as he showed a bumper 125-rider entry the way to go in Guisborough MC's first Summer Series trials event of the year. Starting from the car park area at the top of Birk Brow, the...
Let College Plan Ahead
Byline: Dave Robson Controversial plans to demolish a Teesside college and replace it with housing are "broadly acceptable," planning officers say. The Gazette revealed in January how Redcar and Cleveland College intends to axe its Connection...
Life outside a Euro Zone
The UKIP message is "we want our country back" and, at first sight, this may appear a patriotic comment. However folks should realise we have moved on from the days of a Common Market with our former colonies. We dumped them all, with undue haste,...
Matthew Davies
Sometimes we can take the area in which we live for granted. Complaining, calling people to account and the occasional moan all have their place but so does pride in our area. This paper strikes a good balance but as individuals do we defend...
Mr Alleygates Is Moving On
Byline: Mike Underwood A civilian Cleveland crimefighter who introduced alleygates to Teesside is moving on. Gerry McBride has been Cleveland Police's force crime prevention officer for almost 20 years but is calling it a day on May 11. The...
My Car Clamp Outrage
Byline: Sarah Stack A heavily pregnant woman missed a vital hospital appointment when she was clamped outside her Teesside office. Emma Kelly-Wilson, who is seven months pregnant, fell victim to Hadrian Traffic Management twice in less than six...
Our Place in the Country
Byline: By Marie Turbill It was a home in the country offering fresh air and good food to townie kids. Now they are being invited back to revive happy memories. For more than 80 years, a home for sick children in Ainthorpe played a major part...
Our Say Tues
The battle to beat drug addiction is a hard-fought one. And any insight into the best way to tackle the evils of the habit is welcome. So it's particularly heartening that a group of former addicts, who were treated by a Teesside support group,...
Planning Fears
Byline: Ian Mcneal Teesport owner PD Ports has warned that unless the new Government changes its policy on port development, its plans to create 7,000 Teesside jobs could be set back for more than a decade. PD Ports is planning a pounds 300m...
Posting a Warning!
Companies thinking of following the example of Royal Mail's incentive scheme to reward staff for simply turning up to work could end up facing costly compensation claims, according to one of the UK's leading employment advisers. Croner is highlighting...
Punters to Have a Ball on Beach
Byline: Naomi Matthew Few fixtures in the Flat racing calendar are as pleasing to the eye as the Chester May meeting on the historic Roodee and with the quality high, punters are in for a real treat this week. The biggest puzzle is, of course,...
Road-Dog!
Byline: By Marie Turbill Queen of the road Abbey is showing that dogs can be bikers too. The bearded collie regularly hits the road on the back of her owner Ken Burton's BMW. With her very own trailer, complete with windscreen, she loves nothing...
Road Racing; Lee Gets Back on Track
Byline: By Martin Neal Bike ace Lee Gibson is back in the saddle after a five-year break - and he's aiming high! Lee, from Guisborough, quit road racing at the end of 90s. For, despite a good degree of success on the national scene, his limited...
Robbed for Yob Snaps
Byline: Joanne Emmerson A community spirited Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator was robbed after taking pictures of yobs riding off-road motorbikes near his home. The 60-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked and had his digital camera...
Rules Will Hit Lorry Drivers' Income
Local businesses in the road transport industry face problems in implementing new rules to curb the number of hours that commercial drivers work, according to international law firm Eversheds. The new regulations, which finally come into force last...
Snooker: Top of the Pots
Shaun Murphy never lost the belief he could capture his first Embassy World Championship crown, despite an unhappy first day of his final clash with Matthew Stevens. Murphy, the first qualifier to win the tournament for 26 years, failed to find...
Taxis Take Off
Byline: Alan Plews A family boost for air travel AIR charter company Centreline is reporting a surge in demand for air taxi services from professionals in Middlesbrough as parent power lifts demand for air taxi services. Managing director...
Turning Lives Around
Byline: Mike Underwood Five Teessiders who battled to beat crippling drug addictions have been chosen to help shape national crime-fighting guidelines. The former heroin addicts, from Stockton, are carrying out Home Office research into the links...
Victory Spur
Byline: Philip Tallentire Saturday's must-win Euro six-pointer against Spurs will be the "game of the season", predicted Bolo Zenden today. The encounter is very much a winner-takes-all clash, with the victors ideally placed to claim seventh...
We Bottled It- Coops
Byline: Adam Steel And Andrew Wilkinson Red-faced Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper has apologised to fans for the "woeful" 3-1 drubbing by Walsall. Pool's final home game was supposed to be a celebration, with a trademark victory booking a play-off...
Winning Move
Byline: Alan Plews Following a family tradition, or chasing a boyhood dream, may not always be the road to follow. John Murphy wanted to be a tradesman for as long as he could remember - following in family footsteps. But today he is successfully...