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 7, 2009

Aiming Higher!
TEES VALLEY business leaders have been lining up to wish Teesside University well as the countdown begins to one of the most important announcements in its history. Last month it learned that it been nominated by the Times Higher Education magazine...
All We Could Want's Right Here
In association with Name: Steve Tulloch Address: Brierley Drive, Wynyard. Age: 56 Occupation: Independent financial advisor How long have you lived in TS22? 14 years in January. Do you own or rent your home? We own it. Who lives in your house? Myself...
Apprentice Takes International Title
A North East apprentice has won a major accolade at a prestigious international event for young people. Chris Lonsdale, 22 from Bishop Auckland, an apprentice plumbing and heating engineer was presented with a Medallion for Excellence at the recent...
Award Puts Paid to Painting Sale
A PROMISING young artist turned down a sale for her painting after she learned it had won a special college award. Amy Dix, 19, had been offered pounds 350 for her painting The Supermarket but when she discovered she had won Cleveland College of...
Azam Joins List of Banned Stars; RUGBY UNION
GLOUCESTER hooker Olivier Azam received a 12-week suspension last night after pleading guilty to kicking England captain Steve Borthwick as the Kingsholm club's disciplinary record plunged from bad to worse. Azam was joined on the sidelines by lock...
Benefit Fraud Dad Is Jailed; Cabbie Claimed Pounds 32k in 3 Years
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A TAXI driver who fleeced the taxpayer out of almost pounds 32,000 in benefits over a three-year period has been jailed. Andrew Lennon raked in a total of pounds 31,884 from the state without telling the authorities he...
Blooming Treble; Your Say
ESTON Residents' Association would like to say how very proud we were to bring home three awards from the Britain in Bloom National finals in Torbay last week. A big thank you to all residents involved. It has been very hard work for the residents'...
Claire Petulengro
LIBRA (Sept 24/Oct 23): Failure teaches success on Thursday. Don't be upset by any setbacks but come back bigger and better than ever. You now have experience and wisdom to take you to the top. Call me to pursue your true dreams. To find out more 0901...
Deaths
McLEAN Alan Peacefully at home on October 6, after a short illness, Alan aged 68 years. Much loved husband of Margaret, devoted dad of David and Alan, father-in-law to Judith and Kay, beloved grandad to Rachel, Jade, Amy and Michael, dearest brother...
Deaths
ALDERTON John Suddenly on October 2 in hospital. A beloved husband of Carole and loving father to David, Adele, Dianne and Melanie. God saw you getting weary And did what He thought best, He put His arms around you And took you home to rest. ...
Digard Stakes Claim; Digard's Knocking on Door
Byline: CHRIS HOLE DIDIER Digard played his way into contention for a first team start with a man-of-the-match performance and a goal as Boro's Reserves won the season's first Tees-Tyne derby last night. The midfield maestro looked sharp and...
Doing Just Enough Is No Longer Enough
THE public sector has traditionally been associated with terms such as 'job security', 'recession proof' and 'long-term career prospects' - but is this about to change? With the volatile economic climate, the threat of public spending cuts and the...
Employment Issues
With Joe Michna, Hartlepool Citizens' Advice Bureau manager REST BREAKS Q What rest breaks are workers entitled to? A Most workers are entitled to daily and weekly rest breaks and breaks during the course of the working day. There are special rules...
FELICITY CLEANS UP; Praise for Business Efforts: Business Award
A CREATIVE young businesswoman has cleaned up in a local awards event after the recession forced her to adapt her media skills. Felicity Hopkins has just won the coveted Young Entrepreneur of the Year title in her council's citizenship awards. ...
Good Links and Great Schools; How Much Is Your House Worth?
Name: Barbara Guillot. Address: The Garth, Norton. Age: 54. Occupation: Self-employed. How long have you lived in TS20? Since 1978. Do you own or rent your home? We own it. Who lives in your house? Son Paris, 22, just graduated from Teesside...
Government Rates Handling Slammed
Byline: JEZ DAVISON BUSINESS groups have hit out at the Government's handling of the controversial revaluation of business property. The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) claims that more than 50,000 North-east firms (67%) will...
Great Links to the Area
Name: Peter Collinson. Address: Blenheim Close, Marske Age: 40. Occupation: Owner of Car Care of Marske - vehicle repair, servicing and MOT testing centre. How long have you lived in TS11? 17 years. Do you own or rent your home? Lived in our...
Home Is Where the Heart Is; Fans Need Something to Smile About: PAYLOR ON WEDNESDAY
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR GIVE me a new Riverside Revolution! Gareth Southgate will demand that his troops set a few fires burning on the home front next week. The Boro boss is determined that his promotion battlers must not waste the golden opportunity...
Hope Found in Scottish 3rd Division
Byline: Dave Robson EVEN in your darkest hour, there is always hope. That, dear reader, is the message this week because, as summer fades, I feel in a reflective, bordering on sombre, mood. At times, the glass doesn't just feel half empty, it...
Hospital's Plans Go to Council
Byline: SANDY MCKENZIE A MAJOR milestone in the plans to provide a new pounds 500m hospital at Wynyard Park will be reached on Monday. Hartlepool Council's planning committee will consider an application for outline planning consent for the state-of-the-art...
Idea Will Knock Your Socks Off!
STUDENTS from Nunthorpe Secondary School considered their green footprint this week - literally - to launch a national enterprise challenge. Make your Mark Challenge is the UK's largest one-day enterprise competition for 14-19 year olds. 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...
Invisible Men and Women.? Your Say
I READ that our local MPs are working behind the scenes to save the local steel jobs. They are so behind the scenes as to be invisible. A true sense of their priorities is illustrated by not attending the workers' meeting and showing solidarity...
It's All Going Well, Reports Coe; OLYMPICS
SEBASTIAN Coe was set to tell the International Olympic Committee today that London's preparations for the 2012 Games remain on time and on budget. Coe, chairman of London 2012, was set to confirm London was on schedule - however, he will admit...
It's a Very Quiet, Clean and Tidy Area
Name: Lisa Askew. Address: Bracken Road, Fern Park, Stockton. Age: 33. Occupation: Administration officer. How long have you lived in TS19: Nine years. Do you own or rent your home? We own it. Who lives in your house? Myself, husband Andrew,...
IT'S DOUBLE STANDARDS; Club Owner Hits out over Signs
Byline: DAVE ROBSON A CLUB boss is fuming after being told to take down "smokers welcome" signs from the side of his building. Peter Carragher, of Redcar's Citz club, forked out pounds 26,000 on a smoking shelter at the side of his club. Redcar...
It's Not So Scary; Anyone Can Have Mental Health Problems and We Help Them Get Back on Their Feet, Say Volunteers
Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT CHARITY workers are hoping success is on the horizon as they bid for the support of kind-hearted Teessiders. Staff and volunteers at New Horizons, a on mental health support organisation, have entered the Evening Gazette's...
Legends Line Up; DARTS
POPULAR darts tournament the League of Legends is coming to Marton Country Club on October 30. And Gazette Sport has teamed up with its organisers to give away two pairs of otherwise-sold out VIP tickets, and five pairs of standard tickets, to lucky...
Liddle Sees Red after Leeds Loss
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON caretaker manager Craig Liddle's brief reign finished with a controversial 2-1 defeat at Leeds last night. Quakers looked as if they were going to force a penalty shootout in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second...
Lifting the Lid on the World of Property on Teesside
PROPERTY remains the biggest purchase most of us will ever make. And when putting money in to bricks and mortar, finding the right place, in the right location at the right price can be tricky. Over the last few weeks the Evening Gazette has been...
LOCATION: Includes Carlin How[.]
LOCATION: Includes Carlin How, Easington, Loftus and Skinningrove. HOUSE TYPES: A range of properties, including traditional stone-built cottages. SCHOOLS: Local primary schools include Hummersea Primary School, Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary...
LOCATION: Redcar. the Town[.]
LOCATION: Redcar. The town is famous for its seafront, which became the star of Hollywood smash-hit Atonement. The area is also home to the Tees Valley's steel industry with Corus plants at Lakenby and Redcar. In TS10 you'll also find the Wilton International...
LOCATION: TS1 Takes in Central Middlesbrough[.]
LOCATION: TS1 takes in Central Middlesbrough, including the town centre and the Gresham area which is subject to major redevelopment. TS1 is also home to one of Teesside's greatest landmarks - the Transporter Bridge. TS2 comprises the St Hilda's...
Now That Sounds like a Smart Idea; Information Point a Boost for Bus Users
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE TRAVELLERS using Middlesbrough bus station now have all the latest information at their fingertips. A new Smart Point terminal providing up-to-the-minute journey details - and a host of other handy information has been...
'ONE IN MILLION' CRASH; Police Driver Not to Blame -Appeal Court: 999 Crash: Officer 'Not to Blame'
A POLICE driver was blameless for a "one-in-a-million" head-on collision between a fire engine and his squad car, London's Court of Appeal has ruled. The fire engine and the police car met at high speed at the junction of Borough Road and Linthorpe...
Our Say
DESPITE the seemingly insurmountable obstacle put in the way of bypass plans by the National Trust, it's clear public support for such a scheme remains strong. The Trust has made clear it has no intention of selling land at Ormesby Hall to make way...
Our Town Is Under-Rated Says Mum
Name: Jane Heseltine. Address: Oxford Street, Saltburn. Age: 40. Occupation: Jane is disabled and helps run a voluntary group for the community. How long have you lived in TS12? All my life. Do you own or rent your home? Homeowner. Who lives...
PURPLE PASSION; PURPLE Is THE Colour to Be Wearing and Decorating Your Home with This Autumn. SARAH DALE Seeks out Some of the Best Berry-Coloured Bootie on the High Street
Byline: SARAH DALE FROM subtle mauve to striking violet, purple is all the vogue this autumn. Gill Small, sales manager at Debenhams in Middlesbrough, says: "Rock chic grunge has grown from 1980s' power dressing. All the styles are tight with...
Quiet Life in a Semi-Rural Spot Suits Us
Name: Andrew Horn. Address: Sycamore Road, Fishburn. Age: 45. Occupation: IT technician running my own computer and laptop repair business called E-Tech Computers. How long have you lived in TS21? About nine years. Do you own or rent your home?...
'Razor Use Not Logged'
THE issuing of razors on a ward where a mentally ill man cut his own throat was not formally recorded, an inquest heard. Jason Walker was found dead in his bed on the Stephenson ward of the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton just after...
Relics Rally Pilgrims; Thousands Flock to See French Nun's Remains
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA MORE than 10,000 people visited Middlesbrough Cathedral to see the relics of a 19th century French nun. A casket containing some of the bones of St Thrse of Lisieux were at the Coulby Newham cathedral for 22 hours. The...
RESOUNDING YES TO BYPASS; Readers in Support of Road Plans
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE sandy.mckenzie@eveninggazette.co.uk MORE than seven out of 10 people say an East Middlesbrough bypass needs to be built. That was one of the findings of an online survey carried out in the Evening Gazette. Almost 300...
Ribbon Is a Cut above; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW CRIMSON RIBBON found Listed company far too hot last time but is the one to follow as she makes her handicap bow at Newbury. John Gosden's charge is certainly bred in the purple, being a full sister to Hardwicke Stakes winner...
Ribbon's a Cut above; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW CRIMSON RIBBON found Listed company far too hot last time but is the one to follow as she makes her handicap bow at Newbury. John Gosden's charge is certainly bred in the purple, being a full sister to Hardwicke Stakes winner...
RIGHT UP OUR STREET! Eco Village at the Heart of Major Rebirth Project
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE REGENERATION efforts aim to put the heart back into South Bank with homes fit for the 21st century. Next year work is to start on a new Eco Village. A shortlist of three developers has been drawn up - seen as a clear sign...
SAINT'S A STEAL; We've Snapped Up a Real Gem in Star Man Sean, Says Agnew
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR BORO reckon that new boy Sean St Ledger is a steal. The on-loan defender has made a massive impact since his arrival from Preston - and coach Steve Agnew feels the best is yet to come. Agnew said: "You can see immediately...
SAVED FROM JAIL BY MUM; You Need to Look after Her, Judge Tells Bottle Attacker
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A TAXI controller's sick mother helped save him from prison after he bottled a woman in a nightspot. Shaban Khan denied attacking Jane Teasdale in Stockton's Zanzibar club but was convicted of actual bodily harm assault...
So Handy for All We Need
Name: Allison Mackinnon Address: Cleveland Drive, Marton Age:41 Occupation: I run my own marketing company. How long have you lived in TS7? Seven years. Do you own or rent your home? We own it Who lives in your house? Me, my husband Tony, 43, a retail...
Squadron Was a 'Sloppy Outfit' - Coroner
A CORONER branded an RAF squadron "a sloppy outfit" yesterday at the inquest of a Teesside pilot and his two colleagues who died in a helicopter crash. Geoff Fell said there was no evidence of any documentation to show the crew of the RAF Puma were...
TAKING SHAPE; Pupils Get Their First Glimpse of New School
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA A SCHOOL for the future is beginning to take shape on Teesside. This time next year the doors will have opened on the new building for Acklam Grange School - the first to be completed under any Building Schools for the Future...
Tooth about Dental Health; Kids Aged 5 with 2 Fillings or More
Byline: SARAH JUDD TEESSIDE'S poor dental health record has come under the spotlight at the launch of an NHS strategy aimed at improving services. Sue Gregory, the deputy chief dental officer, set out the reasons why change is required, as some...
Turner: We Must Turn Chances into Goals
Byline: ADAM STEEL CHRIS TURNER felt Hartlepool over-elaborated in front of goal as they were upset 2-0 at home by Grimsby in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Peter Sweeney gave the League Two strugglers a perfect start at Victoria Park when he...
UNDER FIRE; Government Faces Criticism from Three of Its Own MPs
Byline: JOHN SUTTON TEESSIDE'S MPs are at loggerheads over what should be done to salvage the troubled process industry. Stockton North MP Frank Cook was furious with the Government for its lack of action. He said: "Leadership on this has...
United in Grief; Mourners Turn out for Kristian
Byline: CHRIS HOLE FRIENDS and family packed out a Teesside church to pay tribute to a popular and well-known young Loftus man. Kristian Marsay was just 23 years old when he died at his home last month. And scores of mourners turned out to...
Weed like More to Be Done about This; Action Call over Plant Problems
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE TOUGHER action to control weeds on the pavements of Redcar and Cleveland has been called for by East Cleveland councillor Steve Kay. But Redcar and Cleveland Council says its control of weeds has dramatically improved in...
We Really Do Feel like She Is Being Watched over; Mum Hit by Tree Recovers at Home
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN A MUM-OF-TWO is recovering at home with a fractured back after being hit by a tree blown over in strong winds. Carol Holdsworth, from Ingleby Barwick, became trapped under the fallen ash tree while out walking with her...
What the Estate Agent Says
Byline: IAN McCLELLAND BILLINGHAM - boasts well regarded primary and secondary schools plus good road links to Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and other commercial centres. It's an area also seeing change and investment. Billingham Forum is...
Yeates Back on the Right Track
LIVELY midfielder Mark Yeates has earned praise for the way in which he has come through a sticky spell. The former Colchester United player made a bright start following his move to Teesside, having been named star man by the Evening Gazette in...
Your Views on the Plans
SCORES of people taking part in the survey also made comments on the bypass proposals and other solutions to the traffic problems that might be considered. They included: Chris Garbutt of Guisborough: Provide a link to the Parkway from Ormesby Bank...
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