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 October 14, 2009

An Absolute Winner; Shopfitter Goes from Strength to Strength: Jobs Blow Put Shopfitting Trio on Growth Road
SELF-EMPLOYMENT has paved the way for success for colleagues Dianne Hitchen, Tracey Bulley and Kevin Guffick. When they learnt the construction company they worked for was to cease trading, they decided to grab the opportunity to set up their own...
Antony Forges to Semi as Competition Rolls Out
Byline: JOHN HARTLEY ANTONY Parsons was a beaten semi-finalist in the first event of the new National Amateur Snooker circuit at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. In his opening match, Parsons was awarded the first frame when opponent John...
Backing Team Select
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON SYNDICATE manager Peter Rainton was delighted to secure his team's latest win, especially as it came at Redcar. Several of the 20 syndicate members who own four-year-old Select Committee, were at the seaside track to...
Back to the Future
THE first in the latest series of events aimed at would-be entrepreneurs attracted 150 visitors to the Thistle Hotel in Middlesbrough. Among them were Camille Thomas and Beth Hodgson (pictured right) who have their sights set on launching a retro fashion...
Chance for Fringe Strikers to Shine
ENGLAND boss Fabio Capello plans to give Gabriel Agbonlahor and Peter Crouch their chance to impress in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Belarus at Wembley. With a place at South Africa next summer secured, Capello will experiment with systems,...
Claire Petulengro
LIBRA (Sept 24/Oct 23): You can charm the birds from the trees on Thursday and this leads to wonderful things in your career. Remember that quality is better than quantity, though. Call to hear why bad news is good news in disguise. To find out more...
Cook Makes His Mark in Junior Tour
Byline: JOHN HARTLEY DARREN Cook made a major impact in the second event of the EASB National Junior Premier Tour at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. Now in his fourth year on the tour, Darren came from 2-0 down to win his opening match...
COURT TOLD OF BLOODY ATTACK; I Was Hit with Pole Several Times - Victim Jury Told of Bloody Attack with Pole
TWO men accused of a night attack which left a man's face a grisly mask of blood are on trial at Teesside Crown Court. Paul Kidney and Mark Palmer excitedly "re-enacted" an assault moments after leaving their neighbour covered in blood, say prosecutors....
Crawling over; Your Say
Wouldn't this go against the council's environmentally friendly policies to destroy or disturb their habitat? ROY MEALING, Longlands, Middlesbrough I BELIEVE in democracy and part of that is that elected councillors take decisions on behalf of the...
Deaths
BURR Frank A much loved brother to the late Norman, dear brother-in-law and uncle, forever in our thoughts. Maureen and family. CARTER Daniel Peacefully in hospital on October 9, Daniel, aged 20 years. Much loved son of Brian and Julie, also a dearly...
Deaths
O'SHEA Marjorie (Nee Ing) Peacefully on October 11, aged 91 years. Loving wife of the late Timothy, dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Funeral service and cremation takes place on Monday, October 19, at 11a.m....
Employment Issues
Byline: Joe Michna DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES IN THE WORKPLACE Q Now that the statutory dispute resolution procedures have been abolished, what guidance is available on how disciplinary procedures should be conducted? A The statutory procedures that...
Every Little Helps
Byline: KELLEY PRICE TESCO will become the first direct energy customer of the Tees Valley's biggest biomass power station. MGT Power's half-a-billion pound plant will supply green power via a high-voltage cable to the retailer's neighbouring...
Fraud Mum Spared Jail; Benefit Cheat Conned Pounds 33,000
Byline: MARK WELFORD A MUM who conned the state out of pounds 33,000 in benefits has avoided prison - but been criticised for falsely claiming to have bone cancer. Jennifer Fowles, 40, defrauded the taxpayer for five years largely by not telling...
Fraud Probe into London Air Link Boss; AIRLINE BOSS IN POLICE PROBE
THE Nigerian businessman aiming to restore Teesside's air link with London is under investigation for alleged fraud. Victor Bassey, owner of Excelsis Airways, was reported to police by the company's management team, which yesterday announced it...
HELP OUR HAVEN; Prickly Pals Need Your Tokens
Byline: SAM BEATTIE LYNNE APPLEBY is hoping to prickle the conscience of Teessiders to raise funds for Hog Haven Hedgehog Sanctuary. Since 1989 she's taken in more than 1,500 poorly, injured and orphaned hedgehogs. And running the 24-hour...
Infinity Is the Talk of the Town
STOCKTON'S Infinity Bridge has beaten 100 global construction projects to win the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence from the Institution of Structural Engineers. The footbridge, opened in May at a cost of pounds 15m, also won the...
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...
IT'S NOW THAT COUNTS; Issues Need to Be Addressed, Says Chairman
Byline: SUE SCOTT THE man charged with leading a review of the process sector at Wilton admitted today that the industry needed to own up to its problems but said that didn't mean talking down Teesside. Bob Coxon, former Synetix chief, now chairman...
It's Payback Time; Married Couple Made Pounds 146k Illegally - Court
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A TAXI businessman caught with illegal drugs in his home made more than pounds 110,000 from crime, a court has ruled. Lee Clayton's profits from criminal activity dwarfed the value of the drugs that earned him a prison...
KNIFEMAN DRAMA; Addict Is Jailed after Breaking into Partner's Home
A KNIFE-CARRYING intruder who terrified his partner after breaking into her home and snatched a gold chain from a pawnbrokers has been jailed for almost three years. Kenneth Gray stood over his partner of two and a half years, Lisa Brannigan, as...
Let Us Tell Your Story; Cards to Offer Support
Byline: DAVE ROBSON POSTCARDS urging people to tell the world about their NHS experiences have been endorsed by Redcar and Cleveland's first citizen. Having recently been "superbly" treated during a thrombosis scare, the borough's mayor, Councillor...
Lions Mauled! Basketball
MIDDLESBROUGH Lions suffered a heavy home defeat as they were mauled 79-37 by Durham Wildcats. Nigerian Acho Anyigbo top scored with 13 points, but his performance was a rare bright spot on an otherwise forgettable afternoon for the Eston side....
Lucky Seven as Season Ends
REDCAR'S 2009 season on the Flat comes to a resounding conclusion this Friday with a seven-race programme scheduled to start at 2.10pm. The meeting has attracted a bumper number of 282 entries at the five-day stage. The opening race is a handicap...
Meanwhile, Down on the Farm
A FARMER-CONTROLLED business which has expanded through a rapid series of acquisitions - moving into ruminant feed and animal health - said it would continue to look for new opportunities to diversify after completing the buy-out of one half of a dairy...
OAP IS JAILED OVER ABUSE; Man Assaulted Girls at Beach
A TEESSIDE pensioner was jailed for seven years for subjecting two children to protracted sexual abuse. Frederick Lester, 77, pictured, first preyed on one of the girls more than 40 years ago, heard Teesside Crown Court. But in 1995 a second...
Partnership Puts Success on Menu
ELEVEN formerly unemployed people from Teesside have found work thanks to a developing partnership between Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG) and fast food giant KFC. As part of the welfare to work organisation's Great Vacancy Hunt campaign,...
POGI'S BACK; Defender Returns for Reserves in Bid to Win Place in First Team
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR EMANUEL Pogatetz today handed Boro a promotion bonus by declaring: "I'm ready to play when the manager wants me." The Austrian defender threw his hand into the mix despite completing only 45 minutes of a reserve game at Billingham...
Police Hunt Wheelie-Bin Arsonists
Byline: CHRIS HOLE; KAREN FAUGHEY ARSONISTS have been slammed for a dangerous and lethal spree in Redcar. Firefighters were called to four separate incidents in an hour in which wheelie bins were set alight in the early hours of Tuesday. The...
Protecting Kids from TV Horrors
DO your kids have a TV in their bedrooms? Mine don't and that's how I want it to stay, because I know what kids are like -I was one once, you know. Back in Logie Baird's day, my dad won a Hitachi black and white telly as part of a sales promotion...
Row Erupts over Barriers on Road; 'Open Up This Route to Village'
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A LENGTHY road closure in East Cleveland has left a village "semi-isolated", claims a local councillor. New "immovable" barriers are being put on the road near Moorsholm to stop traffic using the road because motorists...
Second String See off Bantams
Byline: JOHN SUTTON BORO'S reserves enjoyed a 4-0 win over Bradford yesterday in a game that showed much potential depth within the squad. Striker Jonathan Franks took command from the off, linking up well with Nathan Porritt. The pair showed...
Team and Fans Are Lacking a Connection
BORO have turned things around this season but have not yet found perfection. Today our Talking Boro panel looks at some of the negative aspects of the campaign so far, and highlights the crucial need for the team to start winning at home. Our panel...
Teesside's Cannabis Jungle; Pounds 1m of Drugs Are Seized by Police
Byline: SARAH JUDD THE term 'cannabis farm' is now so often used by police to describe illegal growing operations you could be forgiven for becoming blase about it. But the pounds 1m "professional operation" uncovered by police at a unit on Eaglescliffe...
We Want to Make Blackpool Rock; Brothers Get TV Advice on Making Their Seaside Hotel a Huge Success
Byline: MIKE MORGAN TEESSIDE-BORN brothers Shaun and Rod Smallwood feature in tonight's Channel 4 series Hotel Rescue - and famous local delicacy the parmo is a star of the show. Shaun, 48 and Rod, 43, originally from the Saltburn area, have...
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet! PAYLOR ON WEDNESDAY
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR BORO coach Steve Agnew is certain that the best of goal ace Leroy Lita is definitely still to come. The 24-year-old striker scored Boro's individual goal of the season so far as part of his brace against Reading. It was...
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