Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Articles from June 16, 2009

A FREE MAN; Greek Balcony Death Dad Is Back in Britain
A FATHER who killed his six-year-old son by leaping from a hotel balcony in Greece while holding him has returned to Britain a free man. But John Hogan, who hobbled through London's Heathrow airport on crutches yesterday afternoon, vowed not to...
Alex Aims for the Top
TEES teen Alex Austin produced a sensational second drive to cut the gap at the top of the Ginetta Junior Championship table to just a single point. The 16-year-old from Wolviston has been in a rich vein of form all season. And he continued that...
Anger over Bus Changes; Your Say
I WAS absolutely furious on June 4 to discover that the Arriva bus timetable had changed in my area. I had heard no publicity about it either on local radio or in my local paper. Worst of all the council had not changed the timetables on the actual...
Boyfriend Bit off Ear
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT AN "IRRITATED" boyfriend who bit half an ear off his partner's ex, leaving him disfigured, has been jailed. Fighting between Anthony Dunn and Stuart Armstrong on a woman's front lawn took a savage turn, Teesside Crown...
Cash Chance for Rural Companies; the Issue
THE ISSUE: RURAL small businesses and farms in Tees Valley are to be offered a share of a pounds 2.5m-plus windfall. The money has been agreed by regional development agency One North East and follows a successful pounds 1m pilot by the Rural Development...
Chris Closing in on Title Triumph
Byline: Martin Neal REDCAR'S Chris Roe kept up his assault on the ANCC Championship with another big points haul in the Dukeries Rally. Roe went into the Southwell Racecourse-based event second in the overall navigators' and leading the forest...
CLEANING UP THE STREETS; Teesside Is Leading the Way in Ending Vice Trade
Byline: SIMON WALTON SIX years ago Middlesbrough had a murky and unenviable reputation as the North-east's prostitution capital. But Cleveland Police has since recorded dramatic falls in the number of kerb crawlers and prostitutes. Today we...
Deaths
BENBOW Harold (Hal) Formerly of Redcar, Guisborough and Saltburn. Passed away in Oulton Broad on June 5, 2009 after a long illness. Funeral on Friday, June 19 at noon at Gorleston Crematorium, Suffolk. For more details contact 01502 562934 or 01534...
Digital Beat to Debate
THE creative industries are much more than the sum of their virtual parts and the real strength of any "blue sky" campaign will be in putting them at the heart of every sector in which the region excels, rather than developing a single silo policy...
Driving Down the Cost of Your Fleet; Phil Moorhouse, Pictured, MD of Darlingtonbased Northgate, Sponsors for This Year's North East Top 250 Companies, Gives His Advice on Cost-Effective Fleet Management
Byline: Phil Moorhouse COST control is the single major issue for fleet managers - as in all businesses just now. All transport operations, regardless of size and sector, should have in place a full review of all fleet-related issues. Methods...
Engineers Fuel the Fight against Emis Ssions; LOW CARBON TRANSPORT
TEESIDE technologists driving forward the low-carbon transport agenda have been throwing their weight behind the Great North Revolution Campaign. Darlington-based Cummins is the global company driving development of ultra-low emission diesel engines...
Everyone's a Winner after Charity Football Clash
EVEN a penalty shoot-out couldn't separate the two sides as a group of Boro supporters swapped the stands for the pitch at the weekend. After a hard-fought 4-4 draw, the two teams, made up of contributors to fanzine Fly Me To The Moon's online message...
From Pier to Eternity for Couple
IT started with a kiss. And it ended with a nationwide tour to kiss at the end of every seaside pier in Britain before their wedding. Jay Preller, 51, and fiance Hazel Costin, 39, both of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, shared their first kiss on...
From Sunset to Sunrise- the Beginning of the Region's Big Journey; One Week on from the Launch of the Most Important Debate to Affect the Future Prosperity of Teesside, the Ripples Are Being Felt across the World
"WE are building the future of the UK here in the North-east." Bob Coxon, formerly one of the most influential senior executives in ICI on Teesside, now chair of the North East Process Industry Cluster, spoke volumes in those words. Within days...
Gareth Hopeful over Bates; Southgate Optimistic over Bates
GARETH Southgate revealed today that he was hopeful of convincing tough all-rounder Matthew Bates to stay with the club. The 22-year-old, who made a massive breakthrough on to the first team scene last season, has attracted strong interest from...
Garry Dived in a Minnow but Now He Swims with Big Fish; SHOOTING from the Lip Has Catapulted Teessider Garry Wells to the Top of His Profession. Now He's Hoping to Go Stateside, as JEZ DAVISON Discovered
Byline: JEZ DAVISON THE year is 1987 and a raw but talented 17-year-old has landed his toughest corporate assignment to date. Teessider Garry Wells has been given the chance to run the warehouse at Middlesbrough's Barker & Stonehouse - a...
Going Green Fast - on Taxes; A Complete VAT Break on Green Would Be Enormous Incentive Products for Sector: THERE Are Few Things in Life as Certain as Death and Taxes - or So the Saying Goes. and When It Comes to a New Wave of Green Levies There's Even Less Room for Doubt. Special Report by Environment Correspondent KELLEY PRICE
Byline: KELLEY PRICE PUNITIVE eco taxes are accelerating 10 times faster than the green tax breaks that were supposed to deliver a carrot over stick approach to carbon reduction. That's according to North-east accountants UHY Torgersens, who...
Go to a Tribunal to Prevent It for Real
BUSINESSES are being offered the chance to find out how an employment tribunal works and how they can avoid being taken to one. The Evening Gazette and its sister paper the Journal have teamed up with Weightman Associates and Dickinson Dees LLP to...
Here Comes the Sun. Family Life: Ways to. Summer Beauty
Byline: MARIE TURBILL With the summer hols beckoning, JOANNE WELFORD discovers 10 ways to kick start your summer beauty routine with the help of expert Vicky Mitchell, pictured right, from Norton salon Mantra Health and Beauty.. "Use a high-factor...
How Group Helped Dad-of-Eight to Help Son Battle Booze
Byline: MARIE LEVY A DAD who helped his son battle alcohol addition called for more to be done to highlight the dangers of the drug. The plea from Jimmy Cooper comes on the day of the launch of The North East Big Drink Debate by Balance, 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...
Island Hopes End in the Pits
GUY MARTIN of Guisboroughbased Hydrex Honda admitted he wouldn't be doing any soul searching despite dramatically failing to end five years of hurt at the Isle of Man TT. The 27-year-old had failed to top the podium in the four races prior to the...
KNOCKOUT FOR BANDS; New Idea to Get Seaside Town Rocking
Byline: DAVE ROBSON A CONTEST for up and coming new bands aims to get Redcar rocking. In a bid to boost custom for the town's pubs during quieter nights, and to raise cash to get a team of boxers to Las Vegas, Redcar Rocks has been born. It's...
Ladies in the Running for Prizes
THE annual Ladies' Day every June at Redcar Racecourse is one of the fashion and social highlights in the Tees Valley calendar. This year's big day is this Saturday and, as always, thousands of ladies will get out their finery, dress up and join...
Manchester Utd Has-Beens - or the Spark for a Bright Future? Neville and Scholes, Harewood, Hungry Players,: Huth's Future and More - Here's What YOU Think
THE Summer of Change has started. Or has it? Things are moving at a slow rate at the Riverside as a result of the football holiday season moving into top gear. So what are the views of the fans on the major issues? We look at a selection of your...
MOVING FORWARD; Plan Unveiled for New Hospital
Byline: SIMON WALTON PROPOSALS for a new state-of-the-art hospital on Teesside have taken a further step forward. A planning application has been submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council for a new pounds 500m single-site hospital on land at Wynyard...
No One Sacked and No One Disciplined; Review Did NOT Require That, Say Chiefs
Byline: MARIE LEVY COUNCIL chiefs today admitted no one has been sacked or disciplined for failing to protect three Middlesbrough children who were neglected and emotionally abused. A Serious Case Review has revealed how the neglect of a child...
North-East to Middle East - an Alliance in the Desert; A New Global Energy Partnership Points the Way Forward
THE North-east is to form a strategic alliance with one of the world's richest and most influential centres for renewable energy... the emerging Masdar City in the Arabian desert. It follows a visit by a North-east delegation to showcase its green...
Outlook's Bright - but Recession Is Still Here; FORGET the Feel-Good Stories, the Recession Is Not Yet over for Businesses, Says JEZ DAVISON
Byline: JEZ DAVISON A RAFT of positive data has lifted some of the gloom surrounding the economy - but try telling that to Corus and other firms still mired in the fog.. The steel-making giant is fighting to preserve 2,000 local jobs and the...
People
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Pick of the Day; Entertainment
SKY SPORTS 1.00 Live ICC World Twenty20 Cricket. New Zealand v Sri Lanka. 5.00 Live ICC World Twenty20 Cricket. South Africa v India. 9.30 International Rugby Union. Southern Kings XV v British & Irish Lions. 11.30 Living with Lions 1.00 Under-21s...
Platinum Award for Water Firm; Community Work Recognised
NORTHUMBRIAN Water has been recognised for being an example of excellence for corporate responsibility. The company, which supplies water and wastewater services to 2.6 million customers from Berwick down to North Yorkshire and across to the Pennines,...
Pounds 1m Rise for Biotech Firm
A BIOTECHNOLOGY company working to help stop the spread of swine flu expects to increase its turnover from pounds 2m to pounds 3m as it looks to launch its first range of high street products. Middlesbrough firm Phytologica has already seen a surge...
Rocky, You're; Apprentice Star Nets Fans at His Old Footie Club
Byline: CHRIS HOLE SIR Alan Sugar may have sent him for an early bath, but parents and players at Marton FC were unanimous in hiring Apprentice star Rocky Andrews to help out at their end-of-season awards bash. Rocky, a former Marton player himself,...
Septet of Lifetime Bests for Athletes
Byline: RICK BETTS ALL seven Teessiders recorded personal best times at the British Milers Club Nike Grand Prix meeting at Watford. British Universities champion Stacey Smith (Teesside University) moved into first place in the UK 800m rankings...
Staff Are at Top of Class
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA A TEACHER at a "challenging" Teesside school has said top-class staff have always inspired its pupils. A campaign has been launched to attract excellent teachers to schools facing "challenging circumstances." Anthony Hern,...
Sunny Skies So Bring on the Washing
Byline: Lindsay Bruce I HAVE reached a point from which there is no return. On opening my eyes yesterday morning I was greeted by birdsong, golden sunshine and a glorious breeze. My first thought? What a lovely day for a walk? Nope. What shall...
Take It out on Aussies - Colly; CRICKET
PAUL Collingwood is confident England can bounce back from their ICC World Twenty20 exit and focus on reclaiming the Ashes. England slumped to a five-wicket defeat under the Duckworth/Lewis regulations against West Indies at the Oval last night...
Tartan Can Terrorise 'Em; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW TARTAN BEARER can land his first Group One victory in tomorrow's Prince Of Wales's Stakes (3.45) at Royal Ascot. Sir Michael Stoute's four-yearold demonstrated last season he is a colt of the highest order and he can live...
TEENS IN CLIFF RESCUE DRAMA; 17-Year-Old Boy Plunges from 6ft Ledge: Lifeboat Volunteer Dives in to Save Him: Cliff Drama for Teens
Byline: RON LIVINGSTONE A LIFEBOAT crew member dived into the sea to dramatically rescue a teenager cut off by the tide. The 17-year-old lad was with three other teenagers when he fell from a 6ft ledge into the sea in East Cleveland at 10.30pm last...
THE END OF A DREAM; Digger Has Final Say in Home Row
Byline: SAM BEATTIE A FOUR-AND-A-HALF year battle of attrition has been brought to a symbolic end - by a JCB and a few blokes in hard hats. Villagers in Ingleby Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, watched the digger-shovel ravage a four-bedroomed detached...
The Piecemeal Introduction of the 2006 Companies Act Has Left Many Firms Wondering What Their Articles Should Look like, Says Zoe Dick of BHP Law
ALL companies are incorporated with a set of Articles of Association detailing how they will operate and the rules by which their shareholders and directors will be bound. The piecemeal introduction of the new Companies Act 2006 has muddied the...
This Week's Coupon Tips
THE Evening Gazette's football pools selections for Saturday (home 1, away 2, draw X) are: VICTORIA DIV 1 2 Clifton Hill v Spr'vale W 2 Pascoe V v Northcote C VICTORIA DIV 2 1 Brunswick C v Ballarat X Keilor v Thomastown 1 N Geelong v E Altona 1 Sydenham...
Walk of Devotion; Procession Brings Town to Standstill: Remember When
THE feast day of Corpus Christi used to be a major event in the Middlesbrough calendar. As recently as 1971, huge processions of men, women and, predominantly, children made their way through the town watched by tens of thousands of spectators,...
Warm Welcome Back on Campus; Your Say
ARE you a graduate of the University of Leicester? If so, the university would like to invite you back onto campus for the 2009 homecoming on June 27. There is no need to register in advance, simply turn up for all or part of the day and enjoy a...
Water Busy Time; Feast of Tradition and Fun in the Sun
Byline: CHRIS HOLE DUCK racing, sponsored dog walking, and a traditional church procession. Teesside had an unusual mix of events taking place over the sunny weekend. In Stokesley, youngsters had a quacking time as they and their feathered...
WEMBLEY DATE; Tute Bid for Fourth Trophy at National Stadium
Byline: GARY STONEHOUSE NORTH Ormesby Institute are looking to end a fine season by sealing an unprecedented quadruple at Wembley. The club secured the Teesborough League Premier Division title after an unbeaten league campaign. The Tute then...
We Must Do Better, Pearce Tells His Team; ENGLAND UNDER-21s
LEE CATTERMOLE was on target as England Under-21s began their European Championship campaign with a 2-1 win over Finland. But manager Stuart Pearce admits his side must show drastic improvement if they want to win the trophy after a patchy performance....
What's On
Films CINEWORLD, MIDDLESBROUGH: The Hangover (15), The Last House On The Left (18), Looking For Eric (15), Red Cliff (15), Terminator Salvation (12A), Last Chance Harvey (12A), Drag Me To Hell (15), Night At The Museum 2 (PG), Angels & Demons (12A),...
You Are Now Ready to Lead the World
North-east debate is hailed as a bold and visionary step MARTIN Luther King did not inspire the world by proclaiming "I have a nightmare", CBI director-general Richard Lambert told a London School of Economics conference just days after attending the...
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