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 April 21, 2004

A Cool Result for Big Fridge
Byline: Alan Plews A Teesside company which has just celebrated its first anniversary is about to double in size. With its five "mobile fridges" in continuous use throughout the UK Thornaby-based Big Fridge is looking to add another seven to...
A Kick Start for the Young
Byline: Mike Morgan A multi-million pound initiative by Connexions Tees Valley promises to create a huge jobs boost with the appointment of ten mentoring co-ordinators. The pounds 9.7m Kick Start project, including pounds 4.3m of European Social...
Alan's Big 'Gift of Life' Mission
Byline: Helen Sturdy A transplant patient vowed today to drive home the organ donation message as he made an urgent plea for more volunteers to come forward. Alan Hughes put the wheels in motion for a massive campaign which will target motorists,...
Anger at Train Cuts
Byline: Joanne Emmerson Campaigners furious at plans to cut rail services on Teesside are asking passengers to air their views. From next month the number of trains travelling directly between Teesside and Tyneside is to be slashed. But service...
A Quay Figure
Byline: Sarah Ivison The first entry has come in for a scheme which turns the spotlight on good service in the Tees Valley. The Smile Awards are the result of a partnership between the Evening Gazette and Tees Valley Tourism Bureau. Today...
A Shirt of Hope
Byline: Audrey Forbes A cancer sufferer who has just returned from a specialist clinic abroad is continuing her fundraising drive to win her battle for life. Sandy Richardson spent four weeks at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico undergoing...
Awards Team Need Ideas
Byline: Helen Logan A call has been made for more students to get involved in the Spirit of Innovation Awards following the success of last year's winner, Richard Merriam. The 18-year-old, of Thirsk, North Yorks, who is studying for a degree...
Big Day Diary
Well the weather was pretty poor as predicted but, as they say, a good time was had by all. If you missed last week's diary, I'm talking about the first of my hen "do's". Me and three mates flew out to Malaga for four fun-filled days of sun,...
Biodiesel Boost
Byline: Ian Mcneal The groundwork for the world's largest biodiesel complex will start on Teesside next week. Biofuels Corporation is to site a biodiesel facility, which turns oilseed rape into fuel, at Seal Sands and it could create 270 jobs...
Care Home's Threat to Ban Family
Byline: Andrew Pain A family have been threatened with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order - to stop them visiting their 88-year-old mother in a care home. Susan Fox, 55, her husband Richard, 46, and daughter Hayley, 27, were served papers which accused...
Cooper Praises Pool's Young Guns
Byline: Barry King Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper reckons the inclusion of youngsters Darren Craddock and Antony Sweeney into his first team has come at just the right time. In recent weeks Cooper has promoted defender Craddock, 19, and midfielder...
Dismay after Vandals' Easter Mayhem
Byline: Naomi Paylor Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to recreation sites in Stockton, ruining the enjoyment of others. Much of the serious damage was caused over the Easter holidays at Billingham Beck Valley, Clarences Community...
Energy Firm Deal Is Close
Byline: Alan Plews A deal to buy troubled Teesside alternative fuel company Mayflower Energy out of administration is close to being signed. Meetings were going on today to finalise the deal between administrators Deloitte and Mizuho International,...
England Squad Is Still My Goal
Byline: Eric Paylor Defiant Boro skipper Gareth Southgate today declared his determination to be fit for Euro 2004. The central defender, who dropped out of Boro's warm weather stint in Malaga this week in order to continue with his rehab at...
Famous Band Is Back as Boro Shirts Go Retro
The band is back! Boro will be wearing a white chest band on their shirts as they prepare for their first ever campaign in Europe. The popular band, which was immortalised by Jack Charlton's side in the Seventies, returns for the 2004-05 season....
Firms Alerted to Valuation Scams
Byline: Helen Logan Busineees are being warned to beware of rogue traders seeking to take advantage of upcoming changes to rateable values on their premises. The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) has raised the alarm and is asking local businesses...
From Weeks to Minutes
Byline: Alan Plews Law firm Dickinson Dees has plugged in to new technology which sees time taken for land searches slashed from weeks to minutes. The move sees the company, which has a branch on Teesside, take a step closer to the Government's...
Gotcha!
Byline: Mike Underwood Teesside's most wanted crooks were given a rude awakening as Cleveland Police today launched their biggest-ever crime crackdown. More than 500 officers swooped in dawn raids to round-up Middlesbrough's 100 most prolific...
Growing Appeal of Park Life
Preston Farm is one of the hottest spots in the Tees Valley, and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Thanks to Stockton Council's investment in a new link road from Stockton town centre to Ingleby Barwick the area is evolving from "Car...
King Cole Turns Up the Heat for a Great Double in Season's Opener
Byline: Andy Ward The North-east track and field scene got underway with the traditional pipe opener, the Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) Open meeting at Clairville Stadium. As well as some outstanding performances, British long jump record holder...
No Brakes on Firm's Success
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Plans to expand its exporting ambitions have earned a Teesside company a top award. Hartlepool-based Palmer UK, which manufactures friction materials used in brake shoes and linings in the automotive industry, already...
No Place for This Kind of Vendetta
Fans' abuse reached new levels at Molineux. Danny Mills will never previously have experienced the incredible wall of insults which he received from the Wolves fans on Saturday. The England defender looked shaken in the first half by the virtual...
One-Armed Bandit Freed
A one-armed robber who held a replica gun to a student's head walked free from court yesterday. Gavin Wudinge, 18, said he was "playing cowboys" when he forced his victim to his knees and ordered him to hand over cash, a mobile phone and cigarettes....
Outcry over Lap Dance Licence
Byline: Jessica Mangold A barrage of opposition will greet bosses at Middlesbrough's first-ever lap dancing club, when they apply for a renewed licence on Monday. Letters, emails and petitions protesting against Spensley's Emporium, in Albert...
Owner Is 'Hair' to Stay!
Byline: Alan Plews When Debra Taylor heard that one of her local hair salons was up for sale she moved fairly quickly. She saw the opportunity to come in from the cold and put her foot on the next rung of the entrepreneurial ladder. For Debra,...
Pinches' Cue for Big Celebration
Byline: Snooker Barry Pinches hopes his shock victory over Jimmy White at the Embassy World Championship catapults him into the spotlight alongside other Norfolk icons such as Darren Huckerby, Delia Smith and Alan Partridge. Until yesterday,...
Ranieri's Tinkering Backfires
Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri took full responsibility for his side's Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Monaco last night. Ranieri made several surprise substitutions as the Londoners went down 3-1 to a Monaco side who finished the...
Rookie Terry's Double Triumph on His Honda
Byline: Andy McGladdery Local motorcycle racers had a great day at the Auto 66 Championship race event held at Elvington Park, near York, on Sunday. Fishburn's Doug Terry was top of the class taking a double victory in the rookie 600cc class...
Saved by the Circle of Friends
Every day is groundhog day for 45-year-old Brendan Reilly. Tomorrow he will remember nothing of what happened today. He won't know me or how a Gazette journalist came to write the amazing story he is about to tell. This morning as usual, Brendan...
Setting the Seal on Natural Beauty
Liverton is very lucky - not only does it nestle amid beautiful countryside, it also has the Waterwheel Inn. The Waterwheel is the icing on the cake for the picturesque village, which is surrounded by miles of stunning countryside, the blaze of...
Show Us What You're Made Of
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Firms from across the region are being given the chance to showcase what they can offer at an event in Redcar later this year. The Redcar and Cleveland Skills Village is providing free exhibition space to local employers,...
This Is Why We're Feeling Blue
Byline: Naomi Paylor A couple's excitement at buying their first home has turned to fury after a planning blunder by Stockton Council. Julie Travill and Roger West were left fuming after a 15m metal "shack" was positioned directly behind their...
Thugs Beat Up Boy, 14
A teenager was beaten up on a busy Teesside road as he walked home from school. Jamie Madden was left with two black eyes after been attacked on Billingham's Marsh House Avenue on Monday afternoon. The 14-year-old was set upon by two teenagers...
Total Recall?
Byline: Alan Plews When a major manufacturer recalls a product it shows how even international businesses can face product liability issues - but smaller companies should consider reviewing their own position. This is the view of Elizabeth Speed,...
Water Brave Decision by Drinks Giant
Coca Cola announcing it is recalling all bottles of its Dasani water after levels of bromate in the water were found to exceed legal levels is a brave decision, according to Elizabeth Speed. "It is a bold decision by Coca Cola to recall its bottled...
Working Week
A large chunk of Corus on Teesside is up for sale. Chief executive Philippe Varin admitted the Anglo-Dutch steel giant is in preliminary talks with potential buyers for its Teesside Cast Products business where 1,800 people work. He refused to be drawn...
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