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 2, 2009

A Breakfast Feast of Greens
THE consumer is key in the fight against climate change, according to then Gazette's panel of green experts. Stan Higgins said individuals needed to burrow down into the detail and begin making informed choices. "As usual, we are concentrating...
A Tasty Treat Down on Farm
AN urban community farm at Port Clarence has been given a helping hand by a produce company. Set in the middle of a built-up residential and industrial area, the popular Clarences Community Farm gives families a chance to see its resident sheep,...
Bouncer Jailed for Jaw-Break
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A FORMER doorman who caused a man permanent injury in an assault at a Teesside bar has been jailed. Archie Little's valuable voluntary work and the apparent good will of his victim did not save him from prison. He...
Capital's in Fast Lane
THE Government stands accused of leaving the North-east economy in the slow lane after figures showed it was pumping four times more money into transport in London. The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) highlighted figures released by the Treasury...
Champs Are Toppled as Seaton Hit Form; TSGU GOLF LEAGUE
Byline: KEN ROGERS THE top division continually turns the form book on its head with clubs showing anyone can beat anyone else. This week it was the turn of Seaton Carew to take on formidable champions Saltburn. Things went Seaton's way over...
Contracts - Legally Binding Agreements - Are
Contracts - legally binding agreements - are made millions of times a day by businesses in the UK, but often without them realising it, says BHP Law's TOM LISGO OFTEN, the creation of these contracts will be informal and a long way from a detailed...
Control, We Have Lift-Off! Teesside Families Flock to Enjoy Summer Sunshine Fun
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN PLANES, trains and automobiles lured Teessiders into the sun at a host of family events. Model plane enthusiasts winged their way to an ever-popular display in Stockton, and VW fans headed to Redcar for a celebration of...
Court Told of Ice Cream Van Hold-Up
A RUBBER-GLOVED man in a woolly hat tried to hold up an ice cream van with a starter pistol, a court heard. Colin James "Buster" Watson denies trying to rob the "mobile shop" on a Middlesbrough estate using the fake firearm. Ex-Fusilier Nicholas...
Cover Up to Save Late Pay Anguish; the Issue
THE ISSUE: TARDY payers are continuing to haunt cash-strapped small firms, new research has shown. A report by Barclays Local Business revealed that small businesses in the North-east are collectively owed more than pounds 1.1bn on any given day...
CRACKDOWN; Police Target Nuisance Youths in Centre Square
Byline: MARIE LEVY POLICE are clamping down on under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour in Middlesbrough's Centre Square. Every Saturday groups of up to 200 youths aged 11 to 21 gather in the square smoking cannabis and getting drunk in the...
Deaths
JOEL D. Kerr, award winning family Funeral Directors. Irene Jessop Funeral Director. 24 hours to all areas. M'Bro 818181, 454 Marton Rd, S'Ton 604614, 63 Bishopton Lane and H'Pool 269000, 191 York Road.. BEESTON Penny (Nee Whiley) Peacefully...
Deaths
MUNROE Robert ( Bob) Peacefully in hospital on May 28, Bob aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Norma, loving dad of Stephen, Michael, Sharon, Susan and Kevin, dear father - in - law of Fiona, Kenny and Joanne and a much loved grandad and great - grandad....
Family Life
Byline: MARIE TURBILL ;SARAH DALE THE Northern Rock Cyclone is a three day cycling festival that takes place in Newcastle. Part of Northern Rock's ongoing sports and community investment programme, it offers opportunities for people of all ages...
Fashion Fil's Hot Tips; the DJ for One of the North-East's Coolest Club, Kaboom, Gives Us the Lowdown on His Hot Tips for This Year's Middlesbrough Music Live
WITH the purse strings being tightened this year I haven't made it to see as many of my favourite new band tips as I would have liked. Not to worry, all I have to do is remember to set my alarm clock and I can roll out of bed and see them for free!...
Fearless Adam Is Diving in for Funds
A FREQUENT fundraiser is set to face his most terrifying challenge yet - by jumping out of a plane. No stranger to fear, Adam Hampton from Thornaby has walked over hot coals and plummeted face first towards Yarm High Street doing a bungee jump....
Gary Revs Up to Training Winner; A Devastating Accident Cut Short Gary Elliston's Dream of Marching Up the Army Ranks, So Instead He's Calling the Shots at His Own Motorcycle Training Business. JEZ DAVISON Went to Meet Him in a Muddy Teesside Field
GARY Elliston's humour shines brightest in adversity. It helped the former Royal Signals soldier get through the most painful moment of his life in April 1990 when a 22-tonne tank crushed one of his legs during a training exercise. The MD of...
Get out and Meet Clients; Net Gains with Helen McGlynn
Byline: Helen McGlynn Professional 'socialite' Helen McGlynn shares the power of networking with fellow Teesside bosses in print and on line every month. ONCE you've decided on the networking events you'd like to attend (and I'd recommend trying...
High-Rising Star Opens Festival
AUTHOR Richard Milward provided a unique introduction to Middlesbrough's first ever literary festival yesterday. Famed for reading with something strange on his head Richard did not disappoint his fans when he delivered excerpts from his new book...
HUTH CHASE HOTS UP; Boro Braced as German Clubs Form a Queue: German Clubs Poised for Huth Scramble
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR GERMAN clubs are queuing up as Robert Huth goes back into the shop window in Dubai tonight. Boro's big centre-back is set to play his second comeback game for Germany as he cements his return to the international arena. ...
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...
Let's Fly at the Double
Byline: JEZ DAVISON The North-east is big enough for two airports, according to JEZ DAVISON... THE reinstatement of the Teesside to Heathrow route is essential to the economic recovery of this region. That's why it was good news to learn that...
Letter Is 'Not Enforceable' I Could Go to Notorious Jail - Dad
Byline: SIMON WALTON A TEESSIDE dad fighting extradition to the US today claimed he could still be sent to a notorious jail and end up on a chain gang. As reported by the Evening Gazette on Saturday, a letter from the US Department of Justice...
Maximum Duo Keep Lodge as Top Guns; CLEVELAND & NORTH YORKSHIRE SPORTING CLAY LEAGUE
OAK Lodge continue to lead the league table after an impressive 20 clay victory over visitors Urlay Nook (188-168), writes COLIN BARKER. John Garside and Paul Coulson scored maximums for Oak Lodge, while Paul Dowson, Alan Tart, Mike Shadbolt and...
Mum Kayleigh Lost Count of the Times She Thought She Would Lose Her Boy.But Charlie Is a Born Survivor
Byline: MARIE LEVY WHEN Charlie Woods was born doctors warned his mum to prepare herself for the worst. The little fighter survived five brain haemorrhages but experts feared he would be left with severe disabilities. Mum Kayleigh Woods lost...
Mum Tells of Fears at Being on Ward
Byline: MARK WELFORD A DEVASTATED Teesside mum has told of her son's terror at being admitted to the acute psychiatric ward where he later died. Jason Walker, 34, from Yarm, apparently killed himself with a razor blade in the Stephenson Ward...
Never Mind the Fiver, Look at These Pipes; MP Tries to Move on after Row over Claim
Byline: KAREN FAUGHEY A TEESSIDE MP shamed for his attempts to reclaim a pounds 5 church donation has resorted to playing the pipes of peace in a bid to win over his critics. Hours after finding himself on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph,...
Not above the Law. Your Say
BERT Ward (Keep It Out Of The Courts, 28.05.09) writes "in our anger we must take care not to add to the damage already done to our parliamentary system of government, that is why I am opposed to bringing the police in." No doubt that is what the MPs...
Now's the Time to Give Fans Something
CAN Mr Gibson justify the season ticket price? Although we get more games we will be watching Blackpool, Scunthorpe, Plymouth etc. No world class players there to watch. We are in the midst of a recession where jobs are scarce and money is tight....
On Your Bike
THOUSANDS of people will take to their bikes this month as part of The Northern Rock Cyclone. Here MARIE TURBILL meets one Teesside team, gearing up for the two-wheeled challenge. A NEW fitness regime is on the cards for Wendy Shepherd and four...
OUTRAGE; Teenage Beauty Pageant Labelled 'Shop Window for Perverts'
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN CLAIMS that a teen beauty pageant is a 'perverts' shop window' have sparked mixed reactions among the parents of Teesside entrants. Miss Teen Queen UK's website features girls aged 13 to 19, some posing in bikinis or showing...
OVER THE WORST; Evictions Down but Anxiety Remains
Byline: SAM BEATTIE TEESSIDERS may now have weathered the worst of the economic storm, experts revealed today. So far this year, far fewer homeowners have faced eviction for dropping behind on their mortgage repayments than during the same time...
Pick of the Day; Entertainment
SKY SPORTS 1 1.00 Live International Twenty20 Cricket. Bangladesh v Sri Lanka. Coverage of the ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Bangladesh lost all three of their games in the 2007 tournament, while the Sri Lankans...
RETHINK ON CARE HOMES; Hope as Alternatives to Closure Looked At
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A MAJOR rethink is under way on the future of the last remaining council-run care homes for the elderly in a Teesside borough. Redcar and Cleveland Council decided in January to go out to consultation on the future of its...
Rooz Ready to Make the News; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW GODOLPHIN are facing an important weekend with Kite Wood set to take his chance in the Derby and Emmrooz can provide a confidence-booster for the boys in blue with victory at Nottingham tomorrow. It has been a couple of...
Scheme Still on Course; Chief Insists CCS Won't Rest on Future of Corus
Byline: KELLEY PRICE THE company leading Teesside's bid to build a pounds 1.5bn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has insisted the scheme's future did not rest on the survival of Corus' slab steel plant at Redcar. If successful, the project...
Search for a Winner Entering Its Fina Al
THE search is on to find Tees Valley's next generation of entrepreneurs with the If We Can, You Can challenge. The nebusiness-backed competition recently named its two local finalists Louise Bell, 36, from Stockton, who set up Healthy Glow - a home...
Sentenced - 3 Years On
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A WANTED man has finally been brought to justice three years after joining in an attack outside a Teesside nightclub. Sonny Wilkinson got involved in the tail end of an assault on a man outside the Aruba in Redcar on...
Sex-Drug Seller Fined by Court
A BUSINESSMAN who sold an unlicensed Viagra-style sex drug over the internet has been given a bill of more than pounds 5,500 for his crimes. Graeme Carlton launched an on-line business selling and advertising "Kamagra" pills, similar to Viagra,...
Showcasing Top Talent
Byline: Henry Carden THE folks at Middlesbrough Music Live HQ do their very best to bring the finest national and international bands to our town. But they're also aware that it's some of the groups from our own doorstep that draw some of the biggest...
Single Group 'Way to Go'
Byline: ANDREW PAIN A MERGER of two transport services for vulnerable people will help maintain a viable and efficient service, it is hoped. Middlesbrough's current Dial-a-Ride service has merged with Day Centre transport arrangements to create...
Spirit of Enterpri Ise Shines Bright; ENTREPRENEURIAL Spirit Is Being Harnessed by the Power of Positive Thinking - Regardless of Wealth, Status or Geography. JEZ DAVISON Reports
IT WAS time for the wannabes to join forces with the winners. On a hot, hazy day in May, TV Dragon Richard Farleigh flew into the region to join a host of high-profile multi-millionaires and local rising stars hoping to take their business to new...
Take a Chance and Make the Move; Rich Rewards Await Those Bold Enough to Act
Byline: MICHAEL O'DRISCOLL MANY tenants are understandably reluctant to explore the possibility of re-location in the midst of such turbulent market and economic conditions. Even those occupiers that are bursting at the seams are taking an extremely...
TARTAN BLOW; Scotsman Coetzer to Miss Durham Games: CRICKET
KYLE Coetzer has put country before club, so will miss two Durham matches this week. They go into today's Twenty20 Cup game against Yorkshire at Headingley (5.30) without him, and he will miss Thursday's game at Old Trafford in the same competition....
TEES BOSS ON MISSING JET; Director Is among 228 aboard Plane That Vanished
Byline: JOHN SUTTON ; MIKE MORGAN FAMILY: daughter A TEESSIDE businessman is among 228 people missing on a jet that vanished in the Atlantic Ocean. Arthur Coakley was on board the From Page One The Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to...
Tees Rock Rules
BACK in the spring of 1964 Teesside was rocking. Merseyside could keep The Beatles, we had The Renegades, The Blue Caps and The Kalvins - the underground bands, teased into the spotlight by a competition organised by the Gazette in February 1964....
The Government's Scrappage Scheme Is a Scrappage Scheme Drives All-Round Winner
The Government's scrappage scheme is a golden opportunity for firms of all sizes, says Top 250 award sponsor, Darlington-based Northgate NORTHGATE Vehicle Hire says the motor scrappage scheme now on offer will benefit sole traders and Top 250 companies...
The Line-Up
SPEAKERS at this year's Entrepreneurs' Forum included: * Richard Farleigh - investment guru and former TV star on Dragon's Den His story - a triumph of intelligence and tenacity over adversity. The son of an alcoholic sheep shearer, he was sent to...
The Who, Where and D When of Music Live
1. The Love Middlesbrough Main Stage (Centre Square) 8.45-10pm: The Zutons 7.35-8.20pm: The Sunshine Underground 6.25-7.10pm: Ebony Bones 5.20-6pm: Master Shortie 4-5pm: Zion - Tribute to Bob Marley, 3-3.40pm: Raygun 2-2.40pm: Rosie & The Goldbug...
They Liked the Site So Much That ISG Decided to Move In
A CONSTRUCTION company has chosen Wynyard Park as its base to pursue new opportunities throughout the North-east. Interior Services Group, which delivers new build, refurbishment and fit out services and has offices in 11 countries worldwide, has...
Times A-Changin' for Frank
Byline: Henry Carden FROM the backroom of a little pub to rock stage headliner... Frank Turner started playing in bands when he was just 12 years old. He'd seen some Iron Maiden posters and thought they were cool, so he got himself a guitar and...
Time to Get in the Mood
THREE action packed days of music, comedy and street gigs at venues and outdoor sites across the town are in store this year. For the first time, Middlesbrough Music Live has a fringe. The official warm up takes place from Thursday until the festival...
Was Hollie Really an Act of Bravery?
Byline: Lindsay Bruce I AM bereft. Britain's Got Talent has gone and no amount of Big Brother will replace it. Even the Great British Menu has closed its kitchen doors for this year so my fix of reality television has come to an end, at least...
Watch and Learn! Familiar Mantra Must Be Put into Practice
AS WE sift through the twisted debris of Boro's car crash season it is clear that "there are lessons to be learned". Not least by the gaffer. Gareth Southgate really does need to get a new catchphrase. In fact his entire PR presence needs an entire...
We Had Hope but It Turned into Despair; Was Relegation Inevitable? Not at All, According to Our Experts
Gary I WAS quite hopeful at the start of the season. We all said at the start of the season that things were going well but there was always a doubt about the size of the squad, the depth of the squad. The side that went out there was a good side....
We've Come Far
TEN years. More than 1,000 acts. Hundreds of thousands of visitors... we've come a long way since our first relatively modest event in millennium year. Music Live now takes over central Middlesbrough like no other event in the town's history,...
Who Are You Going to See?
Alan Morrison (Pellethead) "I am really looking forward to the rough diamonds of the local variety - Anchor Fast Anchor, Russell and the Wolves and Jimmy Bullet and the Baby Shakers are all really exciting - as well as some seasoned glinters such as...
Who'll Get Their Hands on This Monster Lot?
EXTERMINATE, Exterminate! There is something lurking in the store room of a Stokesley auction house and it wants to take over the universe. Teesside Dr Who buffs - prepare to raid those Tardis money boxes because a life size gold Dalek is going...
WOMAN IN KIDNAP AND SEX ORDEAL; Engineer Is Jailed for 'Degrading' Crimes
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A DEPRESSED man who kidnapped a woman, bundling her into his car before sexually assaulting her in a half-hour ordeal, has been jailed. Kevin Sexton, 47, grabbed the woman at the entrance to her Billingham home, dragged...
Your Stars
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Zutons Are Just Magic
WHY won't you give me your love? The Zutons famously sang. At Middlesbrough Music Live they are bound to be showered with all the love they can handle. The headliners are one of those perfect summer pop bands with an array of anthems including...
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