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 June 28, 2011

23-Point Motorist; Dozens of Teesside Drivers Escape Bans
SCORES of Teesside motorists have escaped driving bans despite having 12 or more points on their licence - including one driver who clocked up 23. Figures show that 94 people are still behind the wheel on the area's roads despite running up a dozen...
3M Ticks All the Right Boxes
WORK being carried out with local schools by the technology company 3M - which has a manufacturing site at Aycliffe - has been nationally recognised. The team has been given a Big Tick Award for Excellence from Business in the Community (BiTC)....
A Guide to the Ports of Tees and Hartlepool
The final stretch of the 85-mile long River Tees, has long formed a natural centre for trade, with a proud industrial heritage serving the iron and steel industries, shipbuilding, chemicals and more recently the offshore energy sector. Currently...
Assault Link to Missing Dad
A MISSING dad is being hunted in connection with a masked machete attack, it has emerged. A string of appeals have been made for information on the whereabouts of Scott Fletcher, who sparked a Cleveland Police probe when he disappeared on May 11....
Boro Pair Handed More Time to Recover; Duo Win Extra Time
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR RHYS Williams and Jason Steele will miss the start of pre-season when the Boro squad return to action on Thursday. The duo have been given an extra week to recover from the exertions of summer international duty. Williams,...
By George, Dad.That's a Great Car
Byline: CHRIS HOLE FOOTBALL fan David Copeland has netted a classic car that used to belong to one of his Boro heroes. The 65-year-old bought a Mercedes 190E previously owned by George Hardwick after reading about its sale in the Gazette. ...
CANNABIS IN CULTIVATION; Man Denies Drug Operation
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A HOME on a quiet residential Teesside street became the base for a sophisticated drugs factory, a court heard. Eight out of nine rooms in the large house on Cranbourne Terrace, Stockton had been adapted for cannabis...
Champ Nadal Faces Anxious Injury Wait
DEFENDING champion Rafael Nadal was set to discover today whether his Wimbledon campaign will be ended by the foot injury he suffered in yesterday's hard-fought victory over Juan Martin Del Potro. Nadal cut a sullen figure in his post-match press...
Claire Petulengro
Byline: Claire Petulengro CANCER (june 22/july 23): Be nice to Leos on Wednesday as they hold the key to a change you seek. A fresh start to an old relationship requires trust and courage, but you have both in abundance. Call me to hear who is feeding...
Cocaine 'Found under Flooring'
A DRUG dealer and his warehouseman were busted when police lifted the floorboards in their homes, a jury heard. Lee Anthony Banks, 35, was the dealer storing his cocaine stash at the Middlesbrough home of 56-year-old Kenneth Fielden, it is alleged....
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on June 21 was: James Munyaradzi Chihumbunga, 19, of Carmel Gardens, Stockton, fined pounds 100 with pounds 65 costs for driving without an appropriate licence and for using a vehicle without...
Deaths
BARLOW Ralph Peacefully on June 23, aged 78 years, Ralph, beloved husband of Beryl, beloved father of Gareth and Robert, fatherinlaw of Julie, loving bombom of Gemma, Jessica, Joseph, Tom, Jasmine and Charlotte, also a much loved greatbombom of Eva,...
Deaths
PENGILLEY Robert William (Bill) Normandy Veteran Peacefully in hospital on June 25, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Gwen. Treasured father of David, Clive, Margaret, Carol and Mark and loving fatherinlaw of Avril,...
End of Victorian Era
THIS scene caused outrage five years ago today. One day, Middlesbrough was graced with a fine Victorian building, the next day - June 28, 2006 - it was a heap of rubble. The Cleveland Scientific Institution building on Corporation Road, right....
George Can Slay 'Em; Nicholls' Charge Looks Fine and Dandy Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW GEORGE BENJAMIN can gain deliverance on his return to Catterick tomorrow. Dandy Nicholls' four-year-old is a nice horse, and was widely expected to strike over this course and distance on his final start in May. Although...
George Can Slay 'Em; Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW GEORGE BENJAMIN can gain deliverance on his return to Catterick tomorrow. Dandy Nicholls' four-year-old is a nice horse, and was widely expected to strike over this course and distance on his final start in May. Although...
Get off on the Right Foot
THE more shoes the better - that's the kind of foot care advice we like to hear in this Feet for Life month. MARIE TURBILL reports. IF you ever needed an excuse to treat yourself to some new shoes, then this could be it. It's Feet for Life month...
Give Us Your Support; YOUR BORO, YOUR SEAT
YOU'VE got to support your team - and this is our team! That's devoted fan Steve Lennon's message as part of the club's 'Your Boro, Your Seat' campaign as the countdown to Thursday's renewals deadline gets ever closer. Marton-based Steve is pictured...
High-Flying Swan Keen to Keep It Up
GUISBOROUGH'S Swan Yamaha team head to Snetterton this weekend looking to build on their success in the last round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship. Tommy Hill won twice and Michael Laverty also finished on the podium at Knockhill...
Homeless Robber Hit Victim
A HOMELESS heroin addict who punched a man to the face several times in a street robbery has been jailed for two years. Christopher Docherty approached Michael Clayton - a man he knew - in Wellington Square, Stockton. The defendant seemed to...
In Memoriam
Remember the one you love by placing a memoriam notice in the Evening Gazette to commemorate special anniversaries. Please note, we need your notice one day prior to publication date. For further details telephone 01642 252525 or visit our office on...
Insight into Estate Plans
UK LAND Estates has held its official open day at the new Cotswold Manufacturing premises to promote its plans for Teesside Industrial Estate. The former Tabuchi electronics plant on Teesside Industrial Estate was transformed by UK Land Estates...
Investment Secured for Future Growth in Offshore Renewables
FOLLOWING a recent restructuring process, specialist engineering company, CTC Marine Projects (CTC), is ready to make a big move into the offshore renewables industry. Among other projects, the company is currently focused on upcoming local offshore...
IS IT TIME FOR AIRPORT TO LOSE DTV TAG? A Year after Identity Crisis Campaign, We Ask
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A NEW call is made today for Teesside to assert its identity - a year after a major Evening Gazette survey. James Wharton, the MP for Stockton South, has called for Durham Tees Valley Airport to change its name back to...
IS IT TOO COSTLY TO HAVE CHILDREN? DAVID Cameron Has Spoken of Hard-Working Families Who Say They "Can't Afford" to Have Children and Claim Those on Benefits Can. LINDSAY BRUCE Spoke to Parents on Teesside
Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE MUM Lisa Sankey was a nanny when she fell pregnant with her first baby, Luca. The 28-year-old and husband Darren, 35, who married nine months ago, planned their family so Lisa could be at home with her new baby son - who...
It's a Matter of Logistics
PD PORTS is owned by Canadian-based Brookfield. Brookfield is a global asset manager focused on property, renewable power and infrastructure assets, with more than $100bn of assets under management. PD Ports was bought by Brookfield in November 2009....
Jobs to Go as TTE Restructures Operation
THE TTE training company is to close one of its sites and make 25 people redundant. The company says the proposed redundancies - out of a workforce of 119 - are allied to training activities and markets that are no longer viable, an increase in...
JONATHAN FRY, Private Wealth Director at Jonathanfry Plc, Casts His Eye over Inflation Figures
DURING May the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee issued its updated inflation predictions - and it did not make pleasant reading for those concerned about the erosion of their capital's buying power. With commodity prices still high, Mervyn...
Kid Waxing Lyrical about Days of Yore
Byline: Lindsay Bruce YOU know you're getting old when you start dreading the once longed for occasion of your birthday. I know I'm being a tad melodramatic as I will be only be turning 32, but I do feel like I'm now officially an oldie. My...
Little Faith in Our MP; Your Say
I READ with growing dismay the article about your attempt to encourage Stuart Bell MP to respond to questions raised by his constituents about local issues. A local MP has no right to state that local issues are of no interest and that he would...
Mac Brought Glory to the Riverside, but I Couldn't Build a Rapport with Him; THE Evening Gazette's Soon-to-Be-Retired ERIC PAYLOR Continues His Look Back at Life at the Boro over the Past 26 Years. Today He Remembers the Reigns of Steve McClaren and Bryan Robson
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR STEVE McClaren painted a poignant picture leaning against a corridor wall just outside the dressing rooms at Goodison Park. The new Boro boss had just seen his team lose for the third Premier League match in a row, and they...
Mac Brought Glory to the Riverside, but I Couldn't Build a Rapport with Him; THE Evening Gazette's Soon-to-Be-Retired ERIC PAYLOR Continues His Look Back at Life at the Boro over the Past 26 Years. Today He Remembers the Reigns of Steve McClaren and Bryan Robson
STEVE McClaren painted a poignant picture leaning against a corridor wall just outside the dressing rooms at Goodison Park. The new Boro boss had just seen his team lose for the third Premier League match in a row, and they were still awaiting their...
Mal and Allan So Close to the Title; Darts
GUISBOROUGH'S Mal Joplin and Allan Edwards teamed up to claim a fine second place in one of Britain's biggest amateur darts tournaments. The 49-year-olds reached the title decider in the Harrows Darts UK Doubles Tournament, where they were beaten...
Maria Is Back as Ladies' Top Tip
MARIA SHARAPOVA has been reinstalled as Wimbledon favourite following a day that left the women's draw short of star quality. The Williams sisters were the biggest casualties to fall in an eventful fourth round, Serena losing to Marion Bartoli shortly...
New Chapter for Brian's Toy Story
SPANNING the last eight decades has been quite literally child's play for one Teesside family. For the Parrishes have lived their very own 'toy story' since setting out in the business back in the 1930s. From old favourites like Lego to Teenage...
Online Views
WE WROTE: TWO men are lucky to be alive after their boat sank about a mile off Huntcliff, Saltburn, with only one lifejacket between them. YOU SAID: Glad to hear these two men survived their ordeal and I hope the man without a jacket thanks his...
Paul's Killer Is Staying Behind Bars
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN THE family of a boy murdered almost 20 years ago have been told his killer is going nowhere - at least for the near future. Paul Pearson was seven when he was abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled by Richard Blenkey...
Port Is Crucial to Prosperity
RECENT developments reported in the Gazette prove that the port operations on Teesside are as crucial as ever to our future prosperity. Opportunities in Brazil came to the fore with plans to build trade links - including a 'twin ports' plan. The...
Pride Brings Success
A TEESSIDE site manager for housebuilder Barratt North East has scooped a coveted awards in a competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain. Graeme Simpson, who looks after the company's Mandale Park development in Thornaby, has won...
Quick off Mark in Pier Name Game!
Byline: DAVE ROBSON THE name game is under way for Redcar's proposed "vertical pier" - and Gazette readers were quick to have their say. With Redcar and Cleveland Council planning a competition to name the 80ft construction, we asked for your...
Safety Is the Key to Success
IT'S been quite a year for the MC Ware Group and its owner Jonathan Wheatley. Since moving into ship mobilisations and marine fabrications for the subsea market, he has seen the turnover of the company soar as well as the number of employees. "MC...
Save Now - or Suffer in Future; Reform of the Pensions System Could Deliver a Knockout Blow to Workers' Hopes of an Early Retirement. JEZ DAVISON Reports
Byline: JEZ DAVISON FOR years, pensions were seen as the route to a prosperous retirement. But rising life expectancy has increased the balance sheet burden of company pensions and put an enormous strain on the industry. Plummeting values have...
Shane's Back - Get My Drift? Teesside Date for Pop Star
POP superstar Shane Lynch will be performing in Teesside this weekend - but it won't be on stage. The Boyzone singer combines his music career with his love of motorsport and this Saturday and Sunday he'll be competing in the third round of the...
Site Set for Rebirth
Byline: JEZ DAVISON A MANUFACTURING site which has been mothballed for more than three years is to be brought back to life following a multi-million-pound deal. Norwegian-based Trygg Pharma is set to buy drugs firm Lundbeck's Seal Sands plant...
SKILLS SHOCKER; First Aiders Missing out on Refresher Courses
Byline: CHRIS HOLE TEESSIDE is the worst performing area in the North-east for first aiders taking up vital refresher courses, new figures show. In the past year, 5,065 people in Teesside and North Yorkshire have been trained in first aid by...
Solid Steel Help
A GROUP of young Teessiders are taking their first steps in the jobs market thanks to community cash help. The team of 16 to 25-year-olds and from Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar so impressed business-supporters UK Steel Enterprise they have...
Store Giant Moves In
A MULTI-MILLION pound investment and the arrival of a new high street name are set to boost a Teesside shopping centre. Premier Property Group has unveiled BHS as its new anchor tenant at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool. BHS has...
Strength in Depth
COMPANIES looking to import or export cargo via northern routes are finding greater strength in depth on the River Tees, thanks to sizeable investment by AV Dawson. The multimodal specialists, based on Riverside Park, Middlesbrough, have invested pounds...
Success on a Plate; Karen McLauchlan Meets Marcus Bennett and Jonathan Hall, Joint Owners of the Bay Horse at Hurworth
STARTING a new business just as the storm of recession begins to rage may not sound like the best recipe for success. But for Marcus Bennett and Jonathan Hall it didn't throw their gastronomic ambitions off course. For not only have they turned...
Taking a Wider View
MIDDLESBROUGH - it was a very different place 10 years ago. A decade ago the Evening Gazette launched its Tees Pride campaign with an ambition to champion the region as a great place to live, work and do business. The region's road to regeneration...
TAYLOR SET FOR D-DAY; In-Demand Star Faces Big Decision
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR ANDREW Taylor is today facing a three-way decision over his football future. The out-of-contract Boro all-rounder has returned home from talks with Bristol City, and must now choose between the Robins, Cardiff City and the...
The Phil Good Factor
PHIL Kettlewell fended off a strong challenge from Matt Maynard and Yarm's Russ Rooksby to win Thirsk DMC's annual BBQ Trial at Long Plain Farm, Hambleton. Only the awkward step and exit out of section seven and a dab on the double rock step out...
These Dancing Girls Just Love Hanging out at Church Hall
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA WITH a wooden cross on one wall and the Sunday school artwork on another, a Stockton church is the last place you would expect to find pole dancers. Yet Yarm Road Methodist Church is Sarah Cockerill's chosen base for her...
The Winds of Change; the Offshore Wind Industry Has Taken a Battering from a New Study Recommending a Slowdown in Wind Farm Developments. JEZ DAVISON Reports
THIS is a vision of the 30-turbine Teesside Offshore Windfarm off the coast of Redcar. Once the scheme is up and running, it will produce enough green electricity to power 60,000 homes. The trouble is, it's been 10 years in the offing and won't...
THORPE'S SIX APPEAL; Callum Rips through Red Rose Innings
CALLUM Thorp shone with the ball as Durham skittled Lancashire at Liverpool. The opening bowler snapped up six wickets for 20 runs from 12.2 overs as the hosts collapsed to 84 all out inside 34 overs, their lowest score since they made 51 against...
Vintage Show's a Classic Hit for Families after Some Fun
THE sun was shining for the thousands of people who turned out for the popular Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally. The rally, an annual event, took place at Preston Park over the weekend. The popular event attracted crowds of families who enjoyed...
Vital Cog in Local Economy
FROM bustling Teesport to the emerging green energy sector, the shipping, marine and offshore sector is a major player in Teesside's economy. PD Ports owns and operates the ports of Tees and Hartlepool - Teesport - our region's major deep water...
Volunteer Stars Take Caring Lead; ALLISON AGIUS, Executive Director of Stockton-Based Catalyst, a Leading Voice for the Borough's Third Sector, Discusses the Voluntary and Community Sector and the Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility
Byline: ALLISON AGIUS THE Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) is vital in today's climate. Our sector has always had a history of seeing a gap in services or a need in society and filling it. Indeed it is the very foundation of our sector. ...
We Can All Be Links in the Chain
IT was about two weeks ago that Nissan confirmed that the new Qashqai would be built at the highly successful Sunderland plant. Although the assembly plant is in my home town, the supply chain is firmly established throughout the region. Stockton...
Why We're Striking. Your Say
WE represent the majority of teachers in the North-east region and wanted to share with you the reasons why we are taking industrial action on our pensions on Thursday. Strike action is not a move that any teacher or headteacher takes lightly. Educating...