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 July 9, 2012

2,526 - What a Result!
THE Evening Gazette's campaign to create as many new apprenticeship places as possible in 100 days has been hailed a fantastic success after romping home with a final total of 2,526. The initiative, 100 Days: The Apprenticeship Challenge, was launched...
90 Years of This WI
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY STAINTON Women's Institute is this month celebrating its 90th anniversary. The group has been established for nine decades without a break, even throughout the Second World War - with the exception of VE Day. The WI started...
Acquisition Plan for Ambitious Teesside Company
THE Wilton Group is actively considering acquisitions as part of its strategy for continued growth. It's four years since the business acquired Aberdeen-based oil and gas engineering consultancy PD&MS Energy, which has doubled its staff numbers...
A Different Perspective
px group delivers professional management solutions across a diverse range of industries, including power, gas, fuel storage, waste, biofuels, renewable energy and petrochemicals throughout the UK and abroad. The company operates in a predominantly...
A Global Ambition; Teesside University Plays an Innovative and Strategic Role Supporting the Offshore Engineering Industries Locally, Nationally and Globally. It Supports Professional Development and Direct Workforce Training, and Provides Research, Consultancy Expertise with Knowledge Transfer Projects to Deliver a Real Competitive Advantage to Organisations in This Industry and along the Supply Chain
TEESSIDE University is a modern, dynamic, energetic and innovative university, adjacent to the second largest petrochemical complex in Europe and on the doorstep of the UK's North Sea petroleum industry. Teesside University Open Learning (Engineering)...
A Royal Honour for Tees Course
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE THE QUEEN is to visit Stockton to officially open the International White Water Course on the River Tees. The visit on Wednesday July 18 is part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. The Queen will be accompanied...
Cannabis Pair Must Wait to Learn Fates
TWO men who admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply must wait to learn their fates, as one disputes the extent of his role in the crime. Paul Marsh, 26, and Matthew Thomas, 24, appeared at Teesside Crown Court to be sentenced after pleading...
Champ Marray May Have to Wait
JONNY Marray accepts his Wimbledon title may not be enough to earn him a first Davis Cup call in eight years. The 31-year-old Yorkshireman and Danish partner Freddie Nielsen were wild-card entries into the men's doubles and, having beaten the phenomenal...
Coach Demands Answers from Aussies
AUSTRALIA coach Mickey Arthur has questioned the world No 1 team's character after their shocking NatWest Series defeat against England. Exasperated Arthur says he wants some answers with a much-improved performance in the dead rubber at Old Trafford...
Conflict Is Simmering at the B&B
FOUR In A Bed belongs to a certain category of insidious daytime TV show, like Pointless and Homes Under The Hammer, that seems quite bland, innocuous and throwaway but is, in fact, more addictive than heroin. The set-up is a hotbed of simmering...
Deaths
AGAR Terry Peacefully at home on July 4, surrounded by his loving family, Terry aged 63 years. Devoted husband of Anne, dearly loved dad of Lisa and Donna, much loved fatherinlaw of Paul and Carl and cherished Grandad Ted of Brogan, Shelby, Ethan,...
Digital Teesside Can Be Best of British
Our fourth 2020 Vision supplement is inside the Gazette today. Here, one of the region's business leaders issues a rallying cry for the region There's an old saying that if you claim to remember the 60s, you weren't there. Whether or not that's...
Don't Consign Our Proud Battalion to the History Books; Veterans Call on Government to Rethink Plans to Scrap Former Regiment in Cutbacks
BRAVE MEN: their reunion AFTER battles in scores of conflicts, the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment - the Green Howards - is now fighting for its own survival. MIKE MORGAN met veterans to ask what the decision to disband the regiment meant to...
DOORMAN BEAT HIS GIRLFRIEND; Community Punishment for Attacks
A DOORMAN who battered his girlfriend unconscious during a series of attacks was ordered to use his strength to do unpaid work. Johnathan Donnelly told Teesside Crown Court that he was now unemployed because he lost his doorman's licence after a...
DRAGON'S FIRE TOO HOT FOR HER RIVALS; Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW DRAGONERA'S fondness for soft ground unquestionably boosts her chances of victory in the Arkle Finance Pipalong Stakes (4.00) at Pontefract. Ed Dunlop's filly is one of just a few horses in this line-up who genuinely relishes...
England Sights on Clean Sweep; ODI Cricket
ENGLAND are eyeing a 4-0 NatWest Series victory over Australia, but admit they may yet consider resting first-choice players for the final match at Old Trafford. Saturday's eight-wicket win at Chester-le-Street gave England an unassailable 3-0 lead...
Family's Tribute to Their 'One in a Million Mum'
Byline: MIKE MORGAN WHEN mum-of-three Lyndsey Auer sustained a fatal brain injury after accidentally falling down stairs at a friend's home, her family were determined to do something for those who cared for her. So her devastated partner of...
Fanzine Could Be Flying High Again for Next Season
Byline: CHRIS HOLE BORO fanzine Fly Me To The Moon could still continue next year - as long as fans want it. Editor Rob Nichols is considering his options after seeing sales fall over the years. But he is now looking at a subscription-based...
Federer's on Top of the World
ROGER Federer finds himself in the familiar position today of being both Wimbledon champion and top of the world rankings. Federer has also earned separate entries in the record books, moving level with William Renshaw and Pete Sampras on seven...
Giggs Eager to Take Chance; Olympic Football
TEAM GB captain Ryan Giggs has pledged to make the most of London 2012 as he thought his last chance of playing in a major tournament had long gone. The Manchester United midfielder is one of three overage players in the 18-man Olympic squad, along...
Gym Is Making a Big Impact on Youngsters
Byline: ANDY PASSANT YOUNGSTERS at a South Bank gym are being motivated to lead healthier, happier lifestyles. Impact Fitness Zone teaches young people to have a goal in life through martial arts and fitness. It caters for more than 120 children,...
Heidi's Giving out the Digital Cure
ADIGITAL problem needs a digital cure - and Redcar expert Heidi Shepherd is finding a keen demand for her new "solve-IT" business. Heidi, 29, set up her Digital Cure business in April to take away the strain for companies who want to improve their...
How This Brave Dad Fought Back against Robber Who Punched Him in Face; Man Locked Up for Shop Worker Attack
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT ;SARAH JUDD AN HEROIC dad made a brave citizen's arrest - after a robber punched him in the face and another man fled with his bag. Dad-of-four Stewart Hart fought back against street mugger Kenny Hodgson-Cook with the...
IN GORD WE TRUST! First Name on the Team Sheet. Season after Season
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS EVERY successful side needs a platform of under-stated excellence, a few stalwarts who put in solid but unspectacular shifts of week-in, week-out unfussy reliability. Here we salute the ever-present first-team fixtures, the...
It's Lift-Off for Stockton's Town Centre Redevelopment
HUNDREDS of new jobs in a bustling town centre which hosts internationally renowned events. That's the focus of Stockton Council's vision for the future Stockton Town Centre. Investment in its redevelopment has now hit the pounds 38m mark, with...
Jane Joins the Queen for Right Royal Lunch
SEMBCORP'S Jane Atkinson is living proof that you never know where a career in engineering will lead you. She described being chosen to join The Queen at one of the key events of her four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations as "an enormous honour and...
Joyce's Yarn a Hit with Pupils
A WOOLLY welcome to a Teesside school was crafted by pupils, parents and a very special member of staff. A mosaic sign welcoming people to Stockton's Oxbridge Lane Primary School was created by the school's knitting club - one of several clubs set...
Judge's Sex Order Advice to Convict
Byline: SARAH JUDD A CONVICTED rapist who breached a sexual offences prevention order has been advised by Middlesbrough's top judge to seek legal help to get its conditions varied. Anthony Charles Harrison is prevented from approaching any person...
KP Won't Rule out One-Day Return
KEVIN Pietersen still harbours hope of playing limited-overs cricket for England again, despite retiring from the international one-day and Twenty20 formats. The batsman admits a change to the punishing schedule could persuade him to return to one-day...
Lame Bonfire 'Too Keen'
BONFIRE was found to be lame following his disappointing run in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Trainer Andrew Balding is going to have the problem checked out, but believes the Dante Stakes winner lost all chance by running too free in the early...
Leader Won't Support Hopeful
NONE of the candidates bidding to be Redcar's next Labour Parliamentary candidate will be publicly endorsed by Redcar and Cleveland Council leader George Dunning. Councillor Dunning said today that he wanted to dispel speculation that he would be...
Lewis: We Need to Find Another Gear; Formula One
LEWIS Hamilton is praying that McLaren can find a major step forward to stop his title hopes slipping away after a dispiriting British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Hamilton and his team-mate and fellow former world champion Jenson Button had been...
Major Contract Win Leads to New Offshore Opportunities
T EESSIDE-BASED engineering business, the Wilton Group, is helping to prove that British can be best when it comes to major offshore construction projects. Concerns have been voiced in recent times about UK companies regularly being overlooked for...
Medal Heartache for D-Day Veteran Eddie; Family Appeal after Badge Goes Missing
Byline: DAVE ROBSON A VETERAN of the Normandy Landings is devastated after losing the commemorative medal he wore with such pride. In 2004, Eddie Gartland, of Eston, was among veterans given badges when they travelled to France for the 60th anniversary...
Murray's Dream M Ends in Tears
ANDY Murray laid his emotions bare on Wimbledon's Centre Court as another grand slam dream ended in tears. The 25-year-old went into the final with history in his sights, bidding to become the first British men's singles champion at Wimbledon since...
New River Facilities Increase Offshore, Subsea and Marine Capabilities; Commercial Feature in Association with Cordell
E XPANDING Stockton-based engineering company Cordell Group has been using its 25 years of engineering experience to offer a fully comprehensive range of services to the marine, offshore and subsea sector. Services provided by Cordell to this sector...
Oil and Gas Sector Is 'The Here and Now'
TEESSIDE'S booming oil and gas sector is the "here and now", according to business development organisation NOF Energy. Firms are reaping the benefits of months of hard lobbying with Government to open up North Sea maintenance, decommissioning - and...
Oil Exploration Brings Success for PSS
ATEESSIDE company has expanded into new premises in UK Steel Enterprise's Innovation Centre after positioning itself in a niche market and benefiting from the buoyant oil exploration sector. Petroleum Safety Services Limited was set up in 2006 by...
ON OPPOSITE SIDES; Bears Duo Cross Swords in World Cup
Byline: MARTIN NEAL Speedway REDCAR Bears team-mates Matej Kus and Max Dilger turn international opponents tonight as they seek to help their respective countries make World Cup progress. Dilger lines up for Germany and Kus represents the Czech...
Part-Time Study Is a Total Success
STUDYING part-time for a degree is hard work, especially if you're juggling study with work and family life. So why do people do it? There are almost as many reasons as there are students, but here are a few. For some careers, a degree-level qualification...
Pisco Debut Turns Sour
PISCO Sour finished last on his European Godolphin debut in the Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte. Saeed bin Suroor's colt was hard at work quite a way from home in the Group Three over a mile and was completely outclassed on the day by Tin Horse....
Powell's Hopes for the Future
TEAM GB head coach Hope Powell believes London 2012 is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of women's football. The first competitive action of this summer's Olympics sees her team face New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on July 25,...
QUAKERS DEFY THE BIG WASHOUT; Local Cricket
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON THE rain ruled again - but Darlington played and won to stretch their lead. Quakers now top the Darlington Building Society NYSD League by 20 points. They last won the title in 1990, and while their lead would be no...
Roadworks
MIDDLESBROUGH The Ridings (off Highfield Road), Longlands Carriageway works will continue until mid-July, including remedial works to kerbs, channels and gullies to be followed by resurfacing. Various locations - 20 Mph speed limits - Phase 1 Works...
SEA If You Know Our Special Ingredient. Uni Boffins Test Healthy Spag Bol on Teesside
Byline: CALLUM FOX "CAN you taste the sea in this?" So you're cooking up a tasty spaghetti bolognese. You've got the pasta. You've got the mince and tomatoes. You've got the seaweed.... Seaweed? Researchers at Teesside University have been developing...
Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves; It Was Once the Sole Domain of the Working Man. but Times Have Changed and Women Are a Big Part of the Teesside Chemical Industry Today, as Staff at SABIC Confirm
IT is a sobering thought that there were no female facilities to be found on the many chemical plants that were component parts of the ICI empire that once dominated Teesside's industrial skyline. But back then it was fair to say women were few and...
SOCIAL REBATE FUNDED DRUGS; Police Found Heroin in Bedroom
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT TWO men caught in a flat with an assortment of illegal drugs have been spared prison. Police raided the Stockton home of Trevor Moor on January 30. The 43-year-old was asleep in his bedroom in the first-floor flat...
Stretch Kids' Fitness Levels
Byline: SARAH DALE WE know how relaxing yoga can be for adults, but had you ever thought your toddler could benefit from it? SARAH DALE talks to a mum-of-two and yoga teacher to find out more. LEWIS RONDO is a little animal. Well, he loves...
Tattoo Plan for Ironman after Triathlon Success
PLUMBER Danny Braun plans a celebratory tattoo - and a Welsh endurance test - after finishing in the top 10% of the toughest triathlons around. The 26-year-old from Stockton pushed his body to the limits during the long-distance Outlaw Triathlon...
Teesside Aims to Be Hub of Offshore Engineering
WORKING in close collaboration with UKTI, The Crown Estate and Central Government, the CORE initiative is tasked with building and driving forward England's national offer for the offshore wind industry. Due to the importance energy will play in the...
Teesside Firms Are the New Wizards of Oz
FROM Captain Cook to Sydney's iconic "coat hanger", North-east ingenuity just keeps on making its mark Down Under. Now there's Darlington's DeepOcean, the firm with the under-water contraptions clever enough to trench pipelines for one of Australia's...
Teesside's Aim to Create a North Sea Power Centre; Energy Chiefs on Teesside Are Flying the Flag for "Brand North-East" in the Global New Energy Race. KELLEY PRICE Finds out More
Byline: KELLEY PRICE THE oil and gas sector might still be thriving for Teesside firms, but offshore renewables is the new kid on the block. Now the region has launched Energi Coast, a forceful collaboration of key players to sell the North-east's...
Teesside Skills Go Worldwide
AMULTI-million pound pipeline of big energy projects is taking shape just off our shores... But as this map reveals, Teesside's skills in the offshore sector are traversing all four corners of the globe. It shows just a handful of the major projects...
TERRORISED BY BURGLAR; Mum Woke to Man by Bed
? A YOUNG mother's terror at finding a burglar in her bedroom in the early hours prompted a judge to wish he could be jailed for longer. The woman's husband was working nights and she was asleep with her three children - aged eight months, two and...
The Challenge of Offshore Power
OFFSHORE - it's a sector that has powered our region for decades. Through the growth of oil and gas to the green revolution, it's an industry that continues to offer new opportunities. Just look at the figures. The offshore wind power industry could...
The Spot for Offshore Expansion
LOGISTICS specialist AV Dawson is continuing to invest heavily to cement Teesside's status as a key location for the offshore industry. AVD operates the North Sea Supply Base at Middlesbrough's Riverside Park, home to the largest fabrication halls...
Three Key Directors Appointed to Roles
THE Wilton Group has underpinned its growth plans with the appointment of three directors to key roles in the business. Julie Wright has been named human resources director at the Wilton Group, Duncan Warriner has been appointed proposals director...
Waugh Zone Proves the Business for Gamers
IT started as a hobby confined to a dusty old loft - but Teesside entrepreneur Brian Waugh has now turned his passion for war games into a thriving business attracting global interest. From humble beginnings, the 50-year-old is now shipping a variety...
Waves of Success for Global Industry
TAKE a look back at some of the rises - and falls - of Teesside's offshore energy industry. Early 1970s - Norway is considered an unsuitable landfall for one of the earliest North Sea oil discoveries - the giant Ekofisk oilfield - because of the...
'We Must Find Recruits with the Right Skills'
A PPRENTICESHIPS not only create new careers, they also bolster business. The Evening Gazette's 100 Days: The Apprenticeship Challenge initiative has just come to an end - creating a record 2,526 new opportunities. The campaign organised by the...
Winds of Change at the Port of Hartlepool
THE ports of Teesport and Hartlepool, which are owned and operated by PD Ports, play an important role in the local, regional and UK economy. The ports of Teesport and Hartlepool lie on the River Tees, servicing global businesses on a daily basis....
Women in Industry
GENDER equality is essential for forward-looking organisations Thirty years have passed since the Equal Pay Act, in which time there have been significant advances in women's position in the workplace. The gender gap in terms of economic activity and...
You Don't Have to Be a Man to Be an Engineer
INEOS Nitriles embraces diversity as a great strength in providing the many different skills that are required to run a business within the chemical industry. Recruitment seeks the right individual for a role and results in female diversity being...