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 23, 2008

10k Organisers Hope to Break 3k Barrier; Introduction and 10k
HAVE you signed up for the Tees Pride 10k yet? The event, taking place on Sunday, September 21, has put Teesside firmly on the running map. And organisers are hoping the 2008 event will be the biggest yet, as they strive to get more than 3,000 runners...
Anger at New School Delay; Chiefs Hit out at Government Rule on Holding Competition
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE A COMPETITION is to be held to decide who will run a new secondary school in Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough Council is now to step back from being directly involved in running the new school which will replace King's Manor...
Athletics: CHRIS LEAPS INTO FOURTH; Tomlinson Warms Up in Cup Victory
TEESSIDE long jumper Chris Tomlinson continued his Olympic preparations with a fourth place as Great Britain's men won the European Cup for the fifth time and the women landed bronze. The Nunthorpe ace leapt to 7.89 metres in Annecy, France, 16...
Avocets at North Tees Brinefields; Commercial Feature in Association with Sabic
TWO pairs of avocets - long-legged wading birds - are nesting on the Tees this year and are now rearing eight chicks, each pair having a brood of four, on a lagoon owned by SABIC UK Petrochemicals. The lagoon is close to Seal Sands and this is the...
Caribbean Cruise Operator Doubles Up on Tees Flights; Commercial Feature in Association with Durham Tees Valley Airport
FRED. Olsen Cruise Lines has just launched its brochure of worldwide cruises for 2009/10, and announced that the company will be operating two fly/cruise departures from Durham Tees Valley airport to the Caribbean, following successful sales of the...
Council Signs Up to Carbon Cutting Plan; Commercial Feature in Association with Stockton Council
STOCKTON Council is taking the lead in the borough to cut carbon emissions and help protect the environment. The council has signed up to a new Carbon Management Programme and has introduced a range of measures to play its part in combating climate...
Cricket: BATTLE HOTS UP; Stokesley Move Up into Joint Second Spot LOCAL CRICKET
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON THE battle for promotion to the Premier Division of the NYSD is hotting up after every one of yesterday's games produced a winner. Saltburn's defeat at Normanby Hall was a setback for them, especially as Barnard Castle,...
Cricket: Broad Keen to Make Amends; NATWEST SERIES CRICKET
STUART Broad believes England only have themselves to blame for allowing New Zealand to fight their way back into the NatWest Series with victory in Bristol. England entered the crucial third match on Saturday with a 1-0 lead in the five-match series...
DIDIER DEAL D-DAY LOOMS; Reports Say French Star Digard Is Set to Sign
Byline: By CHRIS HOLE DIDIER Digard will sign for Boro in the next couple of days according to reports in France. French newspaper Le Parisien claims that the 21-year-old is set to complete a move to Teesside for a fee of just under pounds 4m....
Empty Homes Plan Backed
Byline: By JEZ DAVISON A TEES housing chief has backed proposals to boost the UK's affordable housing stock by taking empty homes off cash-strapped developers - but said they might not be good enough to meet social housing standards. As tightening...
England Woe for Injured Cipriani; ENGLAND RUGBY
ROB Andrew has revealed injured fly-half Danny Cipriani is unlikely to be included in England's elite player squad for next season. New England team manager Martin Johnson will name a 32-man senior squad on July 1, his first day in the hot seat....
Family Life: PACKED WITH GOODNESS! Course Offers Healthy Options
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD THE daily grind of packing a school lunchbox sends many parents into a quandary over what to choose that will fill the kids up, be healthy - and tasty enough to stop them throwing it straight into the dinner hall bin. One...
FIGHTING FOR MY FUTURE; Underage Sales Put Pub's Licence on Line
Byline: By MIKE BLACKBURN A PUB landlord in Stockton is fighting to save his licence and his livelihood. Stockton Council's licensing committee called for Darren Ferguson, landlord of The Falchion pub, to be removed as licensee after alcohol...
Film Students' Big Break; A Brilliant Career IN TEES VALLY in Association with Sabic Sharing the Future
ENTERPRISING Hartlepool students are putting local business in the spotlight with their creative skills. Business leaders in Hartlepool put their faith in the group from Cleveland College of Art and Design, commissioning them to produce an awards...
Football: Casillas Warning for Team-Mates; EURO 2008
SPANISH shot-stopper Iker Casillas has warned against complacency in the showdown with Russia after his spot-kick penalty heroics took his nation into the semi-finals. Casillas saved shoot-out spot-kicks from Daniele de Rossi and Antonio di Natale...
Gift Ideas; Wedding Presents
Celebrity weddings don't come much bigger or more lavish than the union of footballer Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin, inset. The pair tied the knot in Italy and before the nuptials, the rumour mill went into overdrive as to how much it would...
Golf: UNION'S BRAVE CHOICE; Young Team Manager Changes Face of Golf
Byline: By KEN ROGERS MENTION golf clubs to most sports fans and the image is one of tradition and middle aged men. More specifically mention golf club captains and management to golfers and the image is similar - maybe adding 10 years or so....
Good Times Return; Offshore Optimism
Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN Hartlepool MP Iain Wright and Margaret Fay, who chairs regional development agency One NorthEast, watch the first steel plate for the Buzzard project being cut, above, at the Heerema site in Hartlepool, left. THE good...
Growing Investment as New Financial Year Gets off to a Pounds 2m Start; Commercial Feature in Association with UK Steel Enterprise
UK Steel Enterprise has reported the busiest start to a financial year for many years in the region. In the opening weeks of 2008/09, a range of business projects looking for a total of pounds 2m of investment were brought to the Corus-subsidiary's...
Heading for a Better Life; Healthy Living
HUNDREDS of Teessiders are now on their way to getting a better life. More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Gazette's campaign, launched at the start of the year in conjunction with Teesside University and Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust....
Holiday World: The Lure of Bulgaria; VICKY ANDERSON Visited Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast to See Why So Many Brits Are Taking Holidays and Buying
Byline: STEVE RACE YEAR on year, Bulgaria is becoming a more popular destination for curious Brits. Affordable, welcoming and varied in the scale of activities on offer for beach bums, skiers and all types in between, it is attracting holidaymakers...
HOME TRUTH; Owners Are Urged to Think Twice before Selling
Byline: By MIKE BLACKBURN DEBT advisers on Teesside are urging the growing number of people struggling with finances to think twice about selling their houses to rent them back. The Stockton Advice Service has seen a big increase in the number...
Horse Racing: It's Going to Be a Mantastic Day; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By MARTIN NEAL EVERYMANFORHIMSELF has been running consistently well all season and looks booked to run a big race in the Levy Board Handicap (3.15) at Beverley. Kevin Ryan's sprinter already has two victories to his name on the Westwood...
It's Just the Tonic for Our Youngsters, Says Mother
CAMERON Gibb is one in a million - literally. The 13-year-old has Chronic Recurring Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO), a condition so rare it affects just one in a million people. CRMO causes his bones to become inflamed and painful, but the Acklam...
I've Got More Worries about My Kids Hurting the Dogs; My Pets Would Never Bite, Says Mum with 4 Akitas and 3 Children
Byline: By JOHN SUTTON and KAREN FAUGHEY A MOTHER-OF-THREE has sprung to the defence of a notorious breed of dog - saying they make perfect family pets. Donna Roles has four Japanese Akitas and has no qualms about leaving them with her 11-month-old...
Launch Coup for Fabrick; Commercial Feature in Association with Fabrick Housing Group
THE man tasked with leading one of the UK's most important new agencies was on hand to help launch Fabrick Housing Group, the region's newest housing and community regeneration organisation this month. Sir Bob Kerslake, head of the new Homes and...
Law Firm's Role in Deal; Commercial Feature in Association with Dickinson Dees
Byline: By NIGEL WILLIAMS of Dickinson Dees Nigel Williams, pictured left, is the partner in charge of the Tees Valley office of leading northern law firm Dickinson Dees LLP. For more information visit www.dickinson-dees.com THE news that Middlesbrough-based...
Leaflet Ban for Worried Doctors
A REDCAR health trust has blocked GPs' attempts to warn patients about the risks new polyclinics may pose to family surgeries. The planned shake-up of family doctor services will see pounds 11m spent across Teesside over three years to provide:...
Letter: Your Say - Get All the Facts
Byline: COLIN McLEOD THE Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are currently consulting with patients and the public regarding improving access to GP services on Teesside. We are proposing additional GP services in new practices in response to those who...
Letter: Your Say - Why Assume Worst Case Scenario?
Byline: JOAN McTIGUE IN response to the letters from Cllr McPartland and Hazel Court resident Xenia Yeronimou can I make the following comments, please? Xenia asks if I was at any of the planning meetings concerning the Odeon site. The answer...
Lifeboat Chief's Warning
AN RNLI chief said a dramatic rescue effort launched after two boats capsized during a fishing competition could easily have ended in disaster with lives lost. The Great North Air Ambulance had to airlift one fisherman from Brotton to hospital who...
Local Economy Showing Signs of Improvement; Commercial Feature in Association with Tees Valley Unlimited
THE Tees Valley economy is based on the largest integrated heavy industrial complex in the United Kingdom. Our performance has traditionally been poor but there have been signs of improvement in recent years. For example: In the three years to...
Local Services for Local People; Commercial Feature in Association with Mouchel
MOUCHEL is continuing to develop business in the North-east from its offices in Middlesbrough. In addition to the support services, such as pensions administration, education ICT, payroll, and revenues and benefits remote processing, the company...
Man Falls to His Death
Byline: By ANGELA RAINEY SHOCKED witnesses have described the moment they saw a Teesside man plunge to his death from a 12th floor window. Middlesbrough residents told how they saw the man sitting on the window frame of a high rise flat in Fleet...
Maritime Festival Is Back in Town; Commercial Feature in Association with Hartlepool Council
YOU can come to Hartlepool in July to enjoy some fantastic harbourside entertainment, maritime events and free, fun-filled family activities at the annual Maritime Festival. This year, however, expect to see some changes as, due to exciting developments...
Michael's Not the Man He Used to Be ... and He Is Delighted; Inspiration of Slimmer Named Man of the Year
Byline: By SARAH JUDD A FUN-LOVING slimming champ has been named Man of the Year - and is enjoying an action-packed life five stone lighter. Michael Lane, 48, was a bubbly character even at 18 stone, when doctors told him he should lose some...
More Than a Band of Gold; Getting It Right
THERE'S more to choosing a wedding ring than you think - after all, it is something you are going to wear for the rest of your married life. It's got to look great, be comfortable to wear and sit well on your finger - for brides and for grooms....
Mum's Thanks; Grateful Steffi Pays Tribute to Teesside
Byline: By SIMON WALTON A MURDER victim's mum who visited Teesside to see justice at work has returned to say thank you after the "overwhelming" results. Steffi Stehwien, of Calgary in Canada, lost her 18-year-old son Aaron Shoulders when he...
National Record for Brave Racers
CANCER survivors set a new national record after leading an all-night celebration of hope and remembrance. Men, women and children came together over the weekend to walk, run, skip or crawl Redcar's second ever 24-hour Relay for Life. The Cancer...
Network That Helps to Make Things Happen; Commercial Feature in Association with Middlesbrough Council
IF you're looking for information on jobs and training opportunities in Middlesbrough then you are in good hands. A network of organisations that provides information, advice and guidance about employment and training opportunities in the town has...
Ofsted's Praises for Rural School
A RURAL school has been praised by Government inspectors for the development of pupils and the care given to them. Ingleby Greenhow Primary School, near Great Ayton, received good overall in its Ofsted report. The inspectors were particularly...
Old Man and the Lake; Short Break the Lake District Always Brings a Smile to LISA HUTCHINSON'S Face, Particularly When She Finds an Assault Course
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON IT seems to me that a cloud of happiness hangs over the Lake District because every time I go a huge smile stays fixed across my face. It's a place of beauty where I can collect my thoughts and enjoy family life without...
Only June - and We've Plenty to Be Proud of; Introduction and 10k
Byline: By DARREN THWAITES, editor, Evening Gazette TIME is flying in this, our seventh year of Tees Pride campaigning. Halfway through the year and there's already plenty to be proud of. Since the start of the year we've championed health...
Only This Many People Turned Up to Crucial Meeting on GP Services
Byline: By MARIE LEVY HEALTH chiefs are urging patients to have their say on plans to boost GP services across Teesside. The call comes after just three members of the public turned out to a consultation meeting to discuss proposals to build...
PD Ports Commit to Their Staff with Skills Pledge; Commercial Feature in Association with Learning and Skills
PD PORTS has reinforced its commitment to staff training and development by backing a drive to boost the skills of the region's workforce. The company, which owns and operates Teesport and employs more than 1,000 people in the North-east, has bolstered...
Plans for Children's Hospital Announced
Byline: By MARIE LEVY TEESSIDE parents today welcomed the unveiling of plans for the North-east's first specialist children's hospital - a pounds 100m facility set to revolutionise children's care in the region. Due for completion in 2010, the...
So Much Going on at the Harbourside; Summer of Fun Hartlepool Has a Great Arts and Entertainment Programme Lined Up - as KAREN McLAUCHLAN Found Out
THOUSANDS of people are set to flock to Hartlepool's harbourside for the town's annual Maritime Festival. Last year's event attracted 75,000 visitors and this year's festival - taking place from July 4-6 - aims to be even better. The waterside...
SON STOLE FROM MUM; 'Ashamed' Heroin Addict Jailed
A HEROIN addict's mum whose experiences led her to become a drugs counsellor, failed to save him from prison after she became his latest victim. Teesside man Robert Fahey became hooked on Ecstasy when he worked as a DJ in Germany, but when he returned...
Staff Celebrate Achievements; Commercial Feature in Association with Mouchel
MOUCHEL'S Middlesbrough Business Centre, which employs almost 1,000 staff, held its 2008 Gala Awards night at the Thistle Hotel. There were 30 submissions from teams across the business which were judged by an independent panel of judges. The panel...
Stockton International Riverside Festival Turns 21; Commercial Feature in Association with Stockton Council
STOCKTON International Riverside Festival will be 21 years old this year and, like the rest of us, has grown and developed over the years without losing any of its sense of fun. Visitors have always been told to "expect the unexpected" in Stockton's...
Tees Firms' Get Green Light for Green Growth
Byline: By SUE SCOTT TWO MIDDLESBROUGH-based green energy companies have announced major expansion plans. News was expected to break today of significant investment in a carbon capture plant to be built alongside the emerging Ensus biomass power...
Tees Valley Pioneers the New Approach; Commercial Feature in Association with Tees Valley Unlimited
THREE words could make a huge difference to the future regeneration of the Tees Valley ... and see us leading the way in the development of the 'City Region' concept. The phrase 'Multi Area Agreement' might seem fairly innocuous but it potentially...
The Bottom Line about Our Garden Party with a Difference
Byline: By JOHN SUTTON A GLOBETROTTING grandmother proved herself to be the "hostess with the mostest" after holding a garden party for more than 200 people. Judith Chuhan, 63, opened her Nunthorpe home up for the fifth year running to raise...
The Eyes Have It for Fundraiser
Byline: By GARETH WHEM COOL nursery kids put on their sunglasses to help raise money for a guide dogs charity. Pupils from the nursery at Hartburn Primary School took part in Shades Day to raise money for Dogs for the Blind. The kids were...
The Guarantee of a Healthy Choice; Healthy Living A Drive to Get People Eating Healthier Is under Way in Hartlepool. KAREN McLAUCHLAN Found out More
HEALTHY eating is a key ingredient of a healthier lifestyle. And in Hartlepool a new project has just been launched to get more people making sensible choices when it comes to what they put on their plate. The Golden Apple Healthy Eating Award aims...
The Mela Is Going Mega! Commercial Feature in Association with Middlesbrough Council
THIS year's Middlesbrough Mela is going to be bigger than ever. The popular multi-cultural festival is being extended to two days over the weekend of July 19-20. Participate and celebrate are the two themes for this year's event. Participate...
There's More to Queen's Campus Than Meets the Eye; Commercial Feature in Association with Durham University
Byline: By DR ANDREW CATTERMOLE, Tees Valley Regional Regeneration Officer, Durham University Queen's Campus THIS year has already been a busy year at Queen's Campus for a range of exciting cultural events and activities. The ever-growing programme...
The Tees Valley Is on the Up; Commercial Feature in Association with Tees Valley Regeneration
THE Tees Valley is on the turn, says Joe Docherty, chief executive of Tees Valley Regeneration, the UK's largest URC. "Tees Valley Regeneration is leading a pounds 2bn development programme in land, property and infrastructure; we are charged with...
Town's Tranformation into a Prime Business Location Continues; Commercial Feature in Association with One NorthEast
THE rise of Hartlepool as a prime business investment location is continuing at a pace. While the town has established its business credentials through a raft of new development and investment, it is also building a reputation as a leading North-east...
What Is Sponsorship? Commercial Feature in Association with Sponsors Club for Arts & Business
THE Sponsors Club for Arts & Business defines sponsorship as "the payment of money or provision of services by a business or individual to an arts organisation for the purpose of promoting its name, products or services." Adam Lopardo, director...
You're ALL Winners; TESCO Race for Life
Byline: By ANGELA RAINEY SISTERS were doing it for themselves over the weekend at Teesside's hugely popular Race For Life. Ladies from all over Teesside shed their stilettoes and hung up their handbags in favour of pink tops and trainers to mark...
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