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 26, 2008

48-Hour Rush Which Paved a Lifetime of Love
A GEM of a couple toasted their blue sapphire wedding with a low-key celebration which reflected their wartime wedding. Fred and Lily Agar, from Redcar, spent their 65th anniversary in much the same way as their wedding reception - at home with...
A HOTLINE TO HELP... the One to Call for Action on Bad Behaviour
Byline: By MIKE BLACKBURN A DEDICATED hotline is being launched by Tristar Homes in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour. Calls made to the new number will be answered by a member of Stockton Council's security and surveillance team. And...
Boro Is Set for Casino Jackpot
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE A MULTI-MILLION pound regeneration jackpot was set to be landed today by Middlesbrough, with confirmation the town can have a major casino. The development is being seen as a key part of the town's regeneration jigsaw....
Britain's Divers Hit New Heights; DIVING
BRITAIN surpassed the highest of expectations on the way to achieving sporting history in Beijing this week in qualifying for every event on the Olympic programme. Ben Swain, in the men's three metre, and Jodie McGroarty, in the women's equivalent,...
Club Gets Kick out of Move; in Association With: Corus
Byline: By JULIE MARTIN Reader Content Editor ALAN Cawthorne contacted TS10 to report that Redcar Judo Club is moving to a new home. The decision was taken by club chiefs due to the question mark hanging over the future of Redcar Leisure Centre....
David Leads Fight on Water Waste; Environment
NORTHUMBRIAN Water has increased its environmental efforts by appointing its first climate change champion. As climate change manager David Chapman will strive to make the company as efficient and climate-friendly as possible by cutting its carbon...
Deskbound? Just Run for It! Tees Pride
DARLINGTON Building Society boss and Sport England North East chairman Peter Rowley is encouraging people across Tees Valley to Get A Better Life. The DBS chief executive has already signed up to the healthy lifestyle challenge which the Evening...
Family Life: Secrets of the New Me. This Is My Life Health and Fitness
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD ORMESBY mum, Sheila Dring, has taken on a whole new healthy lease of life. Shedding more than a stone and undertaking a new fitness regime has all had a positive effect. Today she is like...
FOCUS ON CELLAR; Sniffer Dog Finds More Hot Spots for Remains
POLICE will continue their excavation of a bricked-up cellar today at a Jersey youth hostel where they found a child's skull. Forensic teams are focusing their investigation on the cellar at Haut de la Garenne, a former children's home, after a...
Football: Armband Torment Hits Arca; CAPTAIN'S CURSE? Julio Arca's Turn to Suffer
ARRGHH! BEWARE the Curse of the armband. Since being handed the weight of honour and responsibility that comes with the captaincy Julio Arca's game seems to have wobbled a bit. Now I like Arca and think he has been an unsung hero in Southgate's...
Football: Hughton the Man to Plug Leaks
NEWCASTLE boss Kevin Keegan hopes the experience of coach Chris Hughton will help to shore up his ailing defence. Former Tottenham assistant boss Hughton started work at St James' Park yesterday and the 49-year-old has been handed the task of plugging...
Football: SILVER LINING! in Association with MSV SPORT FA Cup Victory Would Be Icing on Stew's Cake
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON STEWART DOWNING is seeking instant silverware to prove his decision to stay on Teesside was a sound one. That's why tomorrow night's FA Cup fifth round replay against Sheffield United at the Riverside is massive for...
Football: Something in the Air. THE BIG PICTURE
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS GOVERNMENT scientists are preparing for a serious outbreak of so called "Mad Cup Disease" on Teesside. The boffins from the South Bank School of Soccerlogical Studies believe the highly contagious condition is poised to...
Football: TODAY IN THE BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP; in Association with MSV
ARSENAL hope stricken forward Eduardo da Silva will make a full recovery in nine months after declaring surgery on his broken leg a success. The Croatia striker suffered one of the most horrendous injuries ever seen in a Premier League match against...
Football: We Can Take Heart - Gareth
GARETH Southgate is urging his players to take heart from their performance at Liverpool rather than dwell on the mistakes which contributed to their 3-2 defeat. Boro took a 1-0 lead on Saturday and, after falling 3-1 behind, staged a gritty fightback...
For Safety's Sake; Building Sites Set for Inspection Blitz
Byline: By ALLI PYRAH SPOT checks to ensure Teesside builders' lives are not being put at risk are being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive. During this week's checks, inspectors will ensure that employees working at height are safe,...
FUELLING ANGER; Motorists Now Paying Pounds 5 a Gallon EXCLUSIVE
Byline: By SAM BEATTIE THE pounds 5 gallon has arrived on Teesside - and motorists were today warned the cost of fuel is likely to soar even higher. Some drivers in our area are now paying almost pounds 1.12 a litre for diesel and almost pounds...
Golf: Tiger's Simply the Best - Cink
STEWART Cink has claimed that Tiger Woods is playing the best golf of his career after his fellow American struck 14 birdies in 29 holes to win the Accenture World Match Play Championship. Woods posted the largest margin of victory in the event's...
Growing Attraction of Hall
WORLD famous botanist David Bellamy stopped at a Teesside park to reopen its restored conservatory. The TV star was invited to officially unveil Preston Hall Museum's Victorian Winter Garden which has undergone major repairs to bring it back into...
Hidden Hazard for Tree Owners; Bhp Business and Finance Advice
Byline: By ADAM WOOD OWNING trees, whether it is one or a forest, brings responsibility - a duty of care which includes ensuring that trees on public roadsides are not dangerous. Landowners need to be aware that if their land abuts a public highway...
Ice Hockey: LOOKING AHEAD; Next Season Starts Here Pledges Manager
Byline: By ANDY BAXTER TWO goals and two assists from Andy Fletcher secured his position as the league's top points scorer as the Bombers concluded their English National League (North) season with a 9-5 win at Bradford. Bradford were first to...
I Drink, I Get Drunk, I Fall Over
STUDENTS drinking at the University of Teesside bar gave their views on the binge drinking culture. Gemma Gladstone, 20, from Sedgefield, is studying sports therapy. She says she knows the risk of excess drinking and even has her own motto: "I drink,...
I'm Building on a Firm Foundation; Interview of the Week: Business Champions IN the Second of Our Series Profiling Business Leaders Who Champion Industry on Teesside, JEZ DAVISON Talks to Property Tycoon Raj Singh Who Is Powering Development in the Care Home Sector with His Stockton-Based Business, Prestige Group
Byline: JEZ DAVISON FEARS of a property crash do not worry Raj Singh in the slightest. But then, as a lifelong Boro supporter, he's emotionally hardened against the cycle of euphoric highs and depressing lows that characterise the real estate...
Killer Faces 3 Life Terms
BUS STOP killer Levi Bellfield, the prime suspect in the Milly Dowler murder, was facing three life sentences today. Bellfield, 39, was convicted at the Old Bailey yesterday of murdering students Amelie Delagrange, 22, and Marsha McDonnell, 19,...
Looking East for Trading Partners; Business and Finance Advice UK TRADE & INVESTMENT
Byline: By BRENDAN MURPHY, Director of International Trade, Regional International Trade Office KNOW your market, do your research and explore your opportunities are all vital factors when running a successful business. These same basic principles...
Loophole May Lead to Dismissal Claims
Byline: By name A LOOPHOLE in the UK Age Discrimination Regulations could leave Teesside businesses facing backdated unfair dismissal claims from older workers. But North-east employment law specialists said there is nothing unlawful about asking...
Meningitis Struck When He Was Just 3 Weeks Old ... Now Leon Is an Inspiration
Byline: MARIE LEVY LEON Istekoz was only three weeks old when he was struck down by meningitis. His parents, Joanne and Okan, rushed him to hospital as his temperature soared to 39C. Grandparents Pat and Dennis Duggan of Hemlington were also...
Motor Racing: Bell Looking to Get Even in Open Battle
THIS Sunday's English Rallycross Masters at Croft provides the launchpad for an exciting season for 2007 winner Tony Bell. Despite getting off to a winning start, Bell was pipped to the Rallycross Open title by "Mad" Mark Watson - and he's determined...
Motor Racing: Follow the Smog; Neal's on Wheels Rally Team Hopeful after Early Promise
Byline: Martin Neal YOU'VE cheered the Smoggies on the football pitch - now prepare to follow them in rally action too! That's because the Teesside-based Smogsport rally team are up and running. Billingham born-and-bred Mike Ord took the wheel...
Moyes Sets Sights High for Everton; PREMIER LEAGUE
EVERTON manager David Moyes spoke of his determination to take the club to a higher level as they stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to seven matches. Goals from former Boro striker Yakubu - his 16th of the season - and Joleon Lescott in...
NEW LIFE FOR FAMILY CENTRE; Bouncing Back after Fire
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN A FAMILY centre hit by arsonists in 2006 has risen from the ashes. The SureStart family centre, on Baysdale Road, Thornaby, reopens this week after a pounds 300,000 rebuild. It will once again provide services for...
New Way for Safe Online Shopping; Business and Finance Advice
Byline: By SUE SCOTT AS INTERNET shopping soared to record levels in January, hitting pounds 4.5bn as bargain hunters jostled in cyberspace, Teesside e-tailers were being advised to review their secure payment systems. Recent figures suggest...
One Way of Getting Ahead; Issue of the Week: The Diploma
PRIVATE sector training company BL Hairdressing Training (BLHT) has teamed up with Tees employers and education providers to become among the first in the country to offer a new Hair & Beauty Diploma. It's built two partnerships to back the...
ON WITH THE SHOW; Charity Night Is Back on Stage
Byline: ALLI PYRAH A TEESSIDE entertainer has vowed to revive an annual charity night in memory of his late brother and a popular church leader, who both lost their lives to cancer. Singer Paul Moore, 47, used to compere the annual show at the...
Pupils Learn a Lesson for Life; Environment
Byline: By KAREN McLAUCHLAN THE Centre for Process Innovation has joined forces with a local school to create a mini energy station providing power to a classroom in a UK first. CPI, based at Wilton, has been working on the project with Bydales...
Qualification Could Be the Answer; COMMENT Issue of the Week: The Diploma
JANE ATKINSON is vice president of utilities operations with industrial utilities and services business Sembcorp, based at Wilton. She is also a member of the Diploma Employer Champions Network: IT'S no secret the UK is facing a skills shortage...
Record-Breaking Walk for Johanna; 'Awesome' Jackson Looks Beijing-Bound
Byline: By PHILIP TALLENTIRE JOHANNA Jackson has returned home to Teesside from her latest foreign competition as a British record holder. The talented 23-year-old from Redcar has smashed the eight-year-old GB 20km walking record. She achieved...
Rok Leads Way in Engagement; Issue of the Week: The Diploma
STOCKTON-BASED builder Rok has for several years teamed up with education providers in Middlesbrough to prepare young people for a career in construction. It's an example of the kind of "employer engagement" - a phrase widely used by educationalists,...
Six Years for Sex Attacker; Assault on Woman in Her Own Bed
A MAN who crept into a sleeping woman's bed and sexually assaulted her has been jailed for six years. Michael Sanderson, 37, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life after he was found guilty of trespass on July 20 last year with...
Speagle Eagle to Swoop; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW SPEAGLE can secure a first victory since December 2006 in the Hop To It At Pontin's Handicap at Wolverhampton (3.30). Derek Shaw makes a living from eking improvement out of lost causes and has certainly had his hands...
SUPPORT FOR FUNDS FIGHT; Council Slams Brigade's Budget Cuts
Byline: By DAVE ROBSON BACKING for Cleveland Fire Brigade's funding fight has come from Redcar and Cleveland Council. The latest full council meeting unanimously passed a motion supporting efforts "to secure the funding necessary to maintain...
TEENAGER LOCKED UP; Court Told of Attack with Pole
Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT A 15-YEAR-OLD boy, who beat another teenager with a metal pole and hurled a half-brick at him, leaving him scarred, has been locked up. Arron McCabe was said to be a dangerous offender after a court heard how he habitually...
The Tiny Flowers That Show We'll Never Forget. Couple's Snowdrop Walk Tribute
Byline: By MARIE LEVY A TEES Valley couple who lost their baby on the day he was born have set up the North-east's first Snowdrop Walk. Julie and Dave Kilpatrick said they wanted to give something back to the Child Bereavement Charity as it gave...
What's Your Poison? Lives Threatened by Binge Drinking IT'S an Epidemic That Kills 10 Times More People Than Heroin. but despite the Warnings, Teesside's Young Adults and Teenagers Are Still Risking Their Health by Binge Drinking. ANGELA RAINEY Investigates
Byline: ANGELA RAINEY LIVER disease, cirrhosis, mental health problems and even death by inhaling your own vomit. These are the risks today's young people are taking by binge drinking. Many people's sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and grandchildren...
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