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 February 10, 2009

A Tale of Two Cities; Focus On: Bid for City Region
HISTORICALLY, the granting of city status was in the gift of the reigning monarch and the criteria on which a town was judged worthy of receipt has been pretty much a moveable feast since the 1540s. The ball was set rolling by good King Henry, who...
Banks Ride to Small Firms' Aid; the Issue
THE ISSUE: A pounds 3BN fund has been established by the soon-to-be-public owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to boost lending to small businesses. Split into 12 regional tranches of pounds 250m each, the fund will offer financial support including...
Blue Is the Colour; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW THERE'S not a whole lot to get excited about at Lingfield, but Dream In Blue can keep allweather fans happy with victory in the Hartfield Maiden Stakes (1.40). The Jamie Osborne-trained Oasis Dream gelding is well enough...
BURNED OUT; Attacks 'Threaten Livelihoods' Say Angry Allotment Holders Trying to Beat Recession
Byline: By SARAH JUDD ANGRY allotment owners claim a spate of thefts and vandalism is threatening livelihoods. Tenants at Lime Road allotments, in Teesville - many of who live off the land as a means of coping with the recession - accused Redcar...
Come on Feel the Noise; in Association with Bhp Law Advice
Byline: By SIMON ROBINSON, partner and team leader at BHP Law NEW responsibilities have recently come into play for licensed premises where live or recorded music is played. Licensees have had to comply with The Control of Noise At Work Regulations...
Councillor Resigns
A MIDDLESBROUGH councillor today announced he has quit after receiving a hefty court fine for driving offences. The decision by Cllr James "Oscar" Jones comes five days after the Evening Gazette reported in its Scales of Justice column howhe had...
Cricket: Cook Seeks Recipe for His Return to Runs; TEST CRICKET
ALASTAIR Cook admits his century drought is troubling him as England head into the second Test, which starts on Friday in Antigua. Cook, unofficial vice-captain on the Caribbean Test tour, was the first man dismissed in the first Test capitulation...
Dave to Hit the Forest Glory Trail; Neal's on Wheels and His Mind Isn't on the Beach This Time!
Byline: Martin Neal REDCAR driver Dave Craven makes a return to the forests in Sunday's Riponian Rally. The Mitsubishi Evo 6 driver will again be partnered by regular co-driver Paul Hudson in the event, which features 40 stage miles in the Yorkshire...
Drifters Are Shut out after Noise Complaints
NOISE complaints have led to Teesside Autodrome scrapping drifting, supermoto and motorcycle road racing from its calendar. Drifting in particular had become a popular attraction for motorsport fans at the South Bank venue with many of the sport's...
Exporting Made Easy; TODAY, Business Link's Rachel Moss Offers Insight into How Business Link Can Help Companies Looking to Expand Their Operations Overseas. Nebusiness Awards
Byline: Rachel Moss EXPORTING can seem like a daunting business objective, particularly at a time when trading conditions are tough. However there is still a great incentive to export and develop new markets that can help a company to really...
Family Life: Exercising on Ice; Burning Up the Calories with the Big Freeze
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD WHILE Ray Quinn and co make light work of a spin on the ice, for us mere mortals - and former The Bill star Todd Carty - it isn't quite as easy. For four years now we have watched the likes...
Farewell from Boro Legends; Aces' Tributes to Former Team Mate
GARY Pallister, John Craggs and Keith Lamb are among those who've paid tribute to former Boro player Andy McCreesh, who died suddenly on Thursday, aged 46. Andy made two first team appearances for Boro in place of regular right-back Craggs under...
Football: PHIL PAYS PRICE; Scolari Sacked as Chelsea Challenge Fades
BIG Phil? Big cheque! Luiz Felipe Scolari could collect as much as pounds 15m in compensation after being sensationally sacked as Chelsea coach. Chelsea terminated his three-year contract, worth an estimated pounds 6m a year to the Brazilian, after...
I Gave Mouth to Mouth but There Was Only So Much That I Could Do. It Was the Worst Attack I'd Ever Seen; Now Gary Just Wants to Meet the Victims He Helped to Save
Byline: By MARIE LEVY A SECURITY guard has told how he ran to the aid of two defenceless men when they were savagely attacked by a drunken gang of teenagers. One of the victims was battered beyond recognition and left in a coma for six days as...
I'm Not against Foreign Workers ...It's about the Firms Bidding for the Work
Byline: By JOANNA DESIRA A TEESSIDER who works at an oil refinery which was at the centre of a row about foreign employees has explained why he joined his colleagues in a strike. John Lings works at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Immingham, Lincolnshire,...
It's a Walk in the Park; Take a Stroll to See Pounds 6m Plans
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE PLANS for a pounds 6m makeover of Middlesbrough's Stewart Park will be explained in a series of guided walkabouts in the park. A bid is being made by Middlesbrough Council to the Heritage and BIG Lottery Funds for cash...
It's Time Suppliers Started to Think outside of the Box; Environment THE Best Things Come in Small Packages, Especially When You're Trying to Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Byline: By Environment Correspondent KELLEY PRICE PACKAGING suppliers in the Tees Valley believe more incentive is needed to green up the industry, and claim companies need to realise the clear benefits that an eco-friendly approach can bring. ...
KEEP THE FAITH; We Can Win through If We Stick Together, Says Bates in Association With: BOSE MSV SONY
Byline: By ADAM STEEL MATTHEW Bates sounded a basement battlecry today by insisting that fan power can help spark a Boro charge to Premier League safety. Gareth Southgate's reign is coming under increasing scrutiny among supporters on the back...
Looking for a Win in the Crying Game
Byline: Lindsay Bruce I AM considering applying for the Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses. It is a basic problem - but never-the-less it's a problematic one for a grown woman who has two very serious jobs to do. It's quit simply, and I have diagnosed...
Making Friends Abroad; UK TRADE & INVESTMENT Advice
IF YOU have a product or service which is right for an overseas market, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will get you there, says David Coppock - and that's a promise. THROUGHOMIS - the Overseas Market Introduction Service - companies can gain access...
Mayor Salutes Our Skilled Kids
A GROUP of inspirational school pupils have become the first to receive accolades under a town's wide-ranging Youth Agenda. The five 14 and 15-year-old pupils at Beverley School were presented with their certificates at a special assembly after...
Mixed Feelings over Tees Valley City Region Bid; Focus On: Bid for City Region AN Evening Gazette-Backed Poll Showed That Almost Two-Thirds of Teessiders Are Backing Plans for a Tees Valley City Region. but Do Previous Pioneers Think It's Worth the Ride for Business? CITY REGION the Way Forward
GAINING city status can be a double-edged sword, according to regeneration bosses who have been there and done it. The Birmingham, Coventry and Black Country City Region was established in 2006, while Sunderland and Brighton & Hove gained city...
More Transparency Wouldn't Go Amiss; Focus On: Bid for City Region
The aim is laudable but the process is opaque writes councils reporter SANDY McKENZIE NO ONE can argue against conferring "City Region" on the Tees Valley. We already know we are worthy of it and, notwithstanding the long-rehearsed arguments over...
No One Can Do It Better Than Us; Europe's Largest Ship Recycling Project Has Led to Green Anger and a Quest for Gold. Advice
A WINTRY grey stillness descends on the hulking cranes at Able UK's TERRC facility near Hartlepool, but the veil of gloom masks a hive of activity. A few days ago, former French aircraft carrier Clemenceau, now known as Hull Q790, arrived at TERRC...
Not in Short Supply
FOOD and drink companies in the Tees Valley will get the chance to meet buyers from leading national retailers at the North East Regional Business Fair this month. Backed by nebusiness, the event aims to match buyers with suppliers and develop opportunities...
NUCLEAR TEST CASE ON HOLD; ...Months before Judge's Ruling
Byline: By MARIE LEVY A TEESSIDE widow and more than 1,000 atom bomb test veterans and their families will have to wait until after Easter to discover if their compensation claims can go ahead. The ex-servicemen, their widows and families claim...
Online Views; TS Talk
Comments from across our 20 TS community websites: VANDALS who slashed the tyres of more than 30 cars are being hunted by police and this comment was posted on TS11: "Thirty years ago I was one of those idiots that thought it was cool to hang out...
Our Dad Was a Real Gent Who Couldn't Do Enough for His Family; My Memorial
Byline: By BARBARA ARGUMENT Chief Writer FOR six nightmare years Margaret Grainger's war hero dad fought the enemy in France, India and Burma. And when Brenig Jones came back from the frontline to settle in Middlesbrough, he rarely spoke about...
Our Day with Just ONE Little Boy; Plight of Once-Busy Playgroup Which Fears It May Have to Close
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE WHERE have all the children gone? A once-busy privately run playgroup faces closure under the threat of ever-dwindling numbers of youngsters attending. The Glebe Playgroup in Norton celebrated its 30th birthday last...
People
BARCLAYS Commercial Bank has appointed Brian Thorpe, left, as head of North-east to lead the commercial banking teams across Tees Valley, Newcastle and Durham. In a career spanning 28 years in the industry, Brian has spent seven years in London...
Rugby Union: England 'Not Good Enough'
LAWRENCE Dallaglio has slammed the big-time Charlie attitude he believes exists in the England squad and warned they are in danger of getting "smashed" by Wales next week. England opened their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a 36-11 victory over Italy...
Sports World
Racing TONY McCoy, 34, has become the most successful National Hunt jockey ever, finally beating the weather to become the first man to record 3,000 winners over jumps. He reached the mark yesterday when he rode Restless D'Artaix to victory in a...
Take a Look at Building Future
RESIDENTS in Loftus are being given the chance to see what opportunities the former Co-op building in the town has to offer the community. The doors of the building will be open from 10am to 7pm on Thursday for members of the public to see inside...
Taking Our Goods to the World; Fighting Back Away from the Home Front Nebusiness Awards
THE nebusiness awards 2008 are an opportunity to celebrate the business success of the region and highlight the companies that are leading the way in North-east England. In a time of recession it is perhaps understandable that people tend to focus...
The Baby Girl Who Just Couldn't Wait until Dad Had Cleared the Snow!
Byline: By Chris Hole WHITE weather forced a father to start delivering his baby at their Stockton home. Sheryl Lowe went into labour at her Hardwick home last week, following a night of heavy snow fall. And it took husband Chris so long to...
The Days of Future Past; Remember When
Byline: Compiled by Paul Delplanque IT'S difficult to imagine what the world was like without personal computers and the internet. Computers, as far as I was concerned, up until about 1982 were the private realm of 'boffins' in white coats who...
The Long, Dark Winter of 1995-96
EVERTON 4, BORO 0 (Dec 26) Victory would have taken Boro up to second but a patched up side playing 3-5-2 leaked after 11 minutes then unravelled. Craig Short headed the opener, Graham Stuart added two more early in the second half and Andrei Kanchelskis...
There's No Substitute for Having a Strong Understanding of Practical Business Issues; to Paul Booth, the Wilton Plant Is a Grown-Up Meccano Set - and He's Been Playing with Them Ever since He Was a Kid. JEZ DAVISON Met the Man Who Has Climbed to the Top of the Tree by Going Back to His Roots. Interview of the Week
Byline: JEZ DAVISON FOR someone who's climbed to the top of his profession, Paul Booth is as comfortable on the shop floor as he was as a keen 16-year-old trainee. The President of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) UK Petrochemicals,...
This Illness May Have Claimed Hayleigh's Body.But Not Her Soul or Spirit
Byline: By CHRIS HOLE HUNDREDS of mourners packed into Great Ayton's Christ Church to pay their last respects to a special and inspirational young woman. Hayleigh Roe lost her brave battle with ovarian cancer two weeks ago, aged just 20. At...
Tipping England for Glory's Mad; ENGLAND
STUART Pearce believes only a "madman" would back England to win the World Cup in South Africa. The ex-England full-back, now the Under-21 coach and also part of Fabio Capello's senior dug-out team, is surprised to hear the squad being touted for...
Unlucky 13 - It's Happened before; THE BIG PICTURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH M C and We Got out of It Then - So We Can Do It Again Now
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS BORO have gone through a sorry sequence of 13 games without a victory in the Premier League before. Yes, I know we have all tried to blot the painful memories out - but cast your minds back. It was a soul-sapping, long,...
Upgrade British Skills to Prosper; WORKERS' No-Show Is Not the Way to Go, Says Jez Davison. Advice
Byline: Jez Davison THE recent wildcat strikes at Wilton were a reminder that old scars run deep. In a throw-back to the sad old days of the 1980s - when pickets and protests became part of British industry folklore - hundreds of local workers...
WE GOT IT WRONG; Council Admits Mistake That Led to 10-Mile Traffic Jams on Tees Road
Byline: By KAREN FAUGHEY COUNCIL chiefs today admitted that a 10-mile traffic jam was due to a one-off error of judgement and say it will not happen again. Commuters using the A19 yesterday faced horrendous tailbacks during morning rush hour...
Who's Got a Better Life? It's Time to Report Back with Results TEES Pride 2009 YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER
TEES Pride continues its campaign for health and fitness in 2009. A year ago we launched Get A Better Life - a major online challenge aimed at getting people across the Tees Valley to pledge to improve their eating habits and exercise levels. ...
Wind Power Potential; GO GREEN Green Target Is in Utility's Reach
Byline: By SUE SCOTT NORTHUMBRIAN Water said today it had not ruled out investing in wind energy as it headed towards achieving 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2015 - five years ahead of the Government's so-called 20/20 target. The...
WOMAN IS JAILED FOR STABBING FIANCE; Five Year Term for Drunken Knife Attack
A WOMAN was jailed for five years after she knifed her fiance three times during a drunken row. Maria O'Neill, 49, chased Terence McLernon, 51, from their Guisborough home, stabbing him with a kitchen knife. The four-inch blade severed an artery...
WOMAN IS SPARED PRISON AFTER FIRE; Depressed Ex-Lover Set Own Home Alight
Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT A DEPRESSED woman who set fire to her own home in a drunken "cry for help" has been spared prison. Lisa Thompson put cushions on her hearth and set them alight "more in sorrow than in anger" after splitting from her...
Work Trip Is No Laughing Matter
THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of work-related accidents after 317 people in Teesside suffered injuries in the workplace last year. Nationally 61 people died and more than 14,000 suffered serious...
Your Say on the Problems Caused by A66 Roadworks
ONE person emigrated to Austria to avoid the A66... others describe the chaos and confusion the roadworks are adding to their daily commute. Scores of you responded to our online survey of traffic problems caused by roadworks on the A66. Catherine...
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