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 January 19, 2010

A Small but Cool Way to Change the World; in the First in a New Series of Features Looking at Innovation in the Tees Valley, Environment Correspondent KELLEY PRICE Investigates NanoHex - a Revolutionary Cooling System That Could Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Everything from High-Speed Trains to Data Centres, Which Is Being Commercialised at Wilton
Byline: KELLEY PRICE HAVE you ever thought about how much CO your daily Google quests send into the atmosphere? The search engine giant, which hit the headlines last week over internet use in China, runs some of the most efficient data retrieval...
Beat the Blues; 10 Budget Treats to Help You Get Ready for Summer
JANUARY is a miserable month - it's cold outside, Christmas is over and it seems a long time until summer holidays. Plus it's still another couple of weeks for many people's first pay cheque of 2010. So if you're in need of a pick-me-up, SARAH...
Bids for Jonno Are Great News for Boro; Don't Worry - He'll Still Be at the Riverside Next May!
REPORTS that Wolves and Birmingham are weighing up bids for Adam Johnson are great news for Boro. Should they go ahead with formal written bids in the pounds 6m region, it would be better still. Bring it on. Fire up the fax. Not that Boro would...
BIRD'S FLYING HIGH; and Tees Stars Turn Up the Heat in Jack Frost Challenge
FLYING Paul Bird scored a predictable victory in the defence of his Jack Frost Stages Rally crown -but there were smiles all across the Tees region at the end of the event. For Chop Gate brothers John and Mark Gaskin (Subaru Impreza) followed up...
Boost to Air Links; Flights a Boost to Teesside Air Links
DURHAM Tees Valley Airport has been given a major boost with the announcement by Thomson Airways today of new flights to key holiday destinations next winter. They include the first ever flights to the popular Red Sea destination of Sharm el-Sheikh....
BORO GO FOR BEST; Strachan on the Trail of Hitman
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR BORO have turned to Coventry City striker Leon Best in their desperate search for goals. Gordon Strachan has made an inquiry for the 23-year-old Irish international, who has scored 10 goals this term. Now Coventry anticipate...
Challenges Await
As a new report reveals that one in ten of the country's most successful entrepreneurs plans to leave the country because they believe it's easier to make money abroad, we speak to three Tees Valley self-starters who've made headlines here over the...
Civic Mayor Has Had a Busy Time
I WAS sorry to read Dot Hart's letter (Mayoral Question, 23.12.09) and disappointed that Dot has not seen the extensive press coverage of my various civic duties over the last seven months. As Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland I have attended 188...
Claire Petulengro
CAPRICORN (Dec 22/Jan 20): For once we see you with your defences down on Wednesday, and I can't wait. An element of change in your life should give you the feeling that anything is possible. Call to hear what new career paths beckon. To find out more...
Complaining like This Just Won't Wash
Byline: Lindsay Bruce UNDER the online thesaurus entry for domestic goddess there is a picture of Nigella Lawson. Scroll down to "antonyms" and there's a photo of me. Well, no, there isn't really, but there should be. The chaos and calamity...
CONCERNS OVER VOTE; Housing Move Questioned
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE OPPOSITION has been voiced over a proposed transfer of Stockton Council's housing stock to a housing association. A consultation exercise is under way on the possibility of 10,500 homes being transferred. Currently the...
Crack Den Closure Is Welcomed
RESIDENTS spoke of their relief after police closed down another Teesside crack house. Officers raided Scott McLean's flat in Starbeck Way in Ormesby on Sunday after repeated reports of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour at the property. It...
Deaths
ADAMS Henry A golden heart stopped beating, Two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts, To prove to us, He only takes the best. Missed always. Melody and Char. xxx ADAMS Henry Farewells were left unspoken, you gently slipped away, you left many...
Deaths
HOWARD Craig Dear beloved Brother, lived life to the full, taken from us before his time. Loving Brother Stephen. HOWARD Craig Uncle Craig, as a child growing up, you were like a father to me. I was so proud to have you in my life. Chaos, laughter...
Emma's Still a Special Member of Our Gang; ...Even Though She Goes to a New School: Kids Raise Cash for Cystic Fibrosis Fight
Byline: JOHN SUTTON GENEROUS youngsters have raised cash for a charity that helps a former school mate. Children at The Avenue Primary School, Nunthorpe, raised pounds 978 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - a charity chosen because of 12-year-old...
Evra Vows to Stop His Mate; CARLING CUP FOOTBALL
PATRICE Evra has vowed to stop old friend Carlos Tevez twisting the knife into Manchester United in tonight's semi-final showdown. After leaving Old Trafford in such acrimonious circumstances last summer, Tevez has hit a rich vein of form for Manchester...
Future Has Warm Glow
Byline: JEZ DAVISON A TEES Valley renewable energy expert is looking to double sales this year - but claims his current workload leaves no time to pick up new orders. Steve Heslop, founder of Darlington eco-heating installer Natural Warmth, plans...
Get Our Pride Back - Ritchie
Byline: ADAM STEEL RITCHIE HUMPHREYS says Hartlepool need to produce a hard-working performance at Charlton tonight to restore some of their battered pride. Pools take on the third-placed Addicks in London with respectability as well as three...
Here's Six of the Best
A FRANTIC round of business activity saw a North-east estate agent secure six deals on commercial premises in the week before Christmas. Carver Commercial, part of the Carver Group, based in Darlington, secured the sales and lettings of the six...
How the Prince's Trust Helped Naomi Get Back on Her Feet
Byline: CHRIS HOLE STEPS must be taken to protect our youth against future unemployment, a new report has warned. A survey conducted by the Prince's Trust has warned youth unemployment figures across the North-east have risen sharply in the last...
Illegal Traders Are Hit by Fines
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE ILLEGAL street traders have been warned they face tough action following successful prosecutions by Middlesbrough Council. Three traders have been dealt with by Teesside Magistrates after they were caught trading in Middlesbrough...
I'll Never Forget He Always Told Me He Loved Me
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN THE family of a "loveable rogue" spoke of their heartache after he was found dead at his Middlesbrough home. Hundreds of tributes have been paid to Christopher Jenkins or 'Kitty' as he was known to friends and family. The...
I'll Never Forget He Always Told Me He Loved Me. Family Devastated by Loss of Loveable Rogue
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN THE family of a "loveable rogue" spoke of their heartache after he was found dead at his Middlesbrough home. Hundreds of tributes have been paid to Christopher Jenkins or 'Kitty' as he was known to friends and family. The...
I'm Taking Aim for a New Season; Golf Teen Ready to Swing in to Action
Byline: MIKE MORGAN TALENTED young golfer Alex Swales can't wait to get back in the swing when the new season starts in April. Junior Gazette Trophy champ Alex, 15, a pupil at Laurence Jackson School, who lives in Guisborough, is on course to...
Juninho Ready for Comeback; Juno Set for Return to Action
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR BORO legend Juninho makes his playing comeback tonight -thanks to the efforts of Guisborough-born businessman Simon Clifford. Juninho, who is 37 next month, has been officially cleared to make his debut for Ituano, a Brazilian...
KILLING INMATE LET OUT TO DATE STUDENT; Family Speak of Horror at Night Release Prisoner and Daughter, 21: PRISONER'S NIGHTS OUT
Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT THE parents of a Teesside student today told of their shock at discovering their daughter was dating a man who helped to kill a teenage girl. Adam Briggs was jailed for nine years for his part in the killing of 16-year-old...
Mayor in Call for 'Truth' over Corus
MIDDLESBROUGH mayor Ray Mallon has urged the Government and Corus to answer key questions about the future of steelmaking on Teesside. His comments come as the Government inquiry into the Corus crisis was due to hold its second hearing in London...
Mourning Lovenkrands to Toon's Rescue; FOOTBALL
WEST Brom boss Roberto di Matteo was left to bemoan Newcastle's Premier League quality as the Magpies twice clawed from behind to draw 2-2 against the Baggies. The Italian's team put on a fine counter-attacking show at St James' Park to push the...
Moving Last Journey for Les
Byline: MIKE MORGAN SIX bus driver colleagues of widely respected Loftus Town Mayor Les Ward acted as pallbearers in a moving tribute at his funeral - attended by civic leaders from all over the region. The drivers, in Arriva uniform, were Alan...
MUM'S Pounds 46K CON; Benefit Fraudster Ordered to Pay Back Cash at Pounds 35 a Week
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A MUM-OF-TWO whose house was staked out as she fraudulently claimed more than pounds 46,000 in state handouts has been spared jail. Benefit fraudster Lindsay Sutheran wept in the dock as Teesside Crown Court heard how...
Murray Hails His Aussie Home Win; TENNIS
BRITISH number one Andy Murray claimed he felt like he was playing at Wimbledon after winning his first-round tie at the Australian Open under the Rod Laver Arena roof . The fifth seed brushed aside South African qualifier Kevin Anderson 6-1 6-1 6-2...
Northern Stars Who Don't Chase a Profit
PROFIT may be king for many companies. But there are a lot of businesses and organisations which, despite running tight financial operations, are not interested in making money for their own sake. Charities and public sector bodies such as universities...
Our Say
IT'S time for the key players in the Corus crisis to give Teesside the answers it needs to find a way forward. The inquiry into the situation at Teesside Cast Products -which will see the site mothballed in a matter of weeks -heads to London today....
Park's New Chapter
MIDDLESBROUGH parklife memories are sure to come flooding back, thanks to a new book. Linda Gallagher from the Friends Of Stewart Park spent time last year putting together Memories Of Stewart Park -along with a little help from the Evening Gazette....
People
THORNABY insurance broker, Towergate Risk Solutions Teesside, has strengthened its team with a nap hand of appointments. David Cook has joined the team of client-facing business managers at the firm, which has recruited Noel Stevenson, Mark Williams...
Pleased to Recognise This Vital Sector
Byline: DAVID HALEY WIPRO is delighted to sponsor and support the Not-for-profit category in the 2009 nebusiness awards. These awards are both well established and highly regarded, and we are pleased to highlight and recognise significant work...
Rachel Proves the Star of North
Byline: RICK BETTS RACHEL Highfield provided the highlight of the weekend for Teesside athletes competing at the North of England Championships in Sheffield. Rachel (Middlesbrough AC) was competing in the Under-15 200m and despite being the smallest...
Region Can Feel Benefits of Davos
Byline: DAVID COPPOCK THE end of January sees a significant anniversary in the world of business with the 40th World Economic Forum being held in the Swiss resort of Davos working under the banner of "Improving the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign...
Shahzad Joy at England Call-Up; CRICKET
YORKSHIRE pace bowler Ajmal Shahzad has expressed his delight at receiving an England call-up, especially as he initially thought he'd been snubbed. The 24-year-old had impressed for the national team's Performance XI this winter and was therefore...
Sign Up to Start Now
A COMPETITIVE new office accommodation package has been launched that offers businesses the chance to sign today and start work tomorrow in one of the region's most prestigious locations. The scheme that has been introduced by Wynyard Park Ltd offers...
STROLL ON BOULEVARD; Trees Plan Takes Root in Town
Byline: MIKE MORGAN PLANS are nearing fruition to create a smart boulevard of mature trees in large tubs and a new seating area near Guisborough's Market Cross. Once the final go-head is given, the scheme will be part of the recent pounds 1m...
Stuart's a Top Man; Personal Trainer Climbing High for Charity
PERSONAL trainer Stuart Wall is swapping Teesside for Tanzania to raise cash for a great cause. This time next week the 28-year-old from Normanby will be scaling the 19,340ft Mount Kilimanjaro -and raising funds for Cancer Research UK. The fitness...
Take a Tip to Succeed; TIM Catterall, Pictured Right, Partner and Head of Agency, Investment and Development at Sanderson Weatherall, Which Has Offices in Stockton, Gives His Suggested New Year's Resolutions for Commercial Property Owners on Teesside
LAST YEAR was an extremely tough time for the commercial property sector. We saw the costly effects of empty property rates (EPR), the drafted revaluation of business rates for 2010 causing confusion for many and little respite from the Annual Budget's...
Tees Duo Face Aussies
THE Brits have headed Down Under for the annual battle for international classic road race honours against their Antipodean rivals -and two Teessiders are at the forefront of the challenge. The Phillip Island Classic International Challenge this...
The Issue
THE ISSUE A second wave of snow and ice could hit the crop harvest and force small retailers to pass on higher food prices to customers, a leading business organisation has claimed. During the recent cold snap, the Federation of Small Businesses...
Trumpet Voluntary; Your Say
THE recent snow had a massive impact from Cornwall to the north of Scotland, placing huge demands on the emergency services. We should all be incredibly proud of the way these vital services continued to operate, getting help to those most in need...
Wait for It with Basra; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW BASRA can benefit from a subtle Jamie Spencer waiting ride by taking the betdaq.co.uk Handicap at Lingfield (2.30). Jo Crowley's seven-year-old is best seen when bounding home late on the scene, as demonstrated over course...
Waving No White Flag over TCP; Your Say
I WENT to the Mandelson meeting when pounds 60m cash was announced and said loudly that the steelworks must be saved. There was no giving up, no waving a white flag. Everyone has to work on two tracks. The pounds 60m is a good lump sum to build...
We've Come So Far; Professor Tells of His Time at Top University
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA GRAHAM Henderson has celebrated 10 years working at Teesside University. Education reporter JOANNA DESIRA discovered more about the man who is the vice-chancellor of the University of the Year. WHEN Graham Henderson arrived...
White Leads Debut Rush
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON AFTER a busy spell in the transfer market Darlington manager Steve Staunton could hand a debut to six players at Rotherham tonight - but that hasn't impressed the bookies. The influx of new faces and a lay-off of over...
Why Bankers and a Fearful World Will Trade Down Arnab; an Academic-Turned-Entrepreneur with Three Degrees under His Belt Is Making a 'Triple A' Impact on Tees Valley's High-Tech Industrial Sector. JEZ DAVISON Met Him
Byline: JEZ DAVISON ARNAB Basu could be sitting now on a pile of gold... had he followed his original career choice and entered the City. But the CEO of Sedgefield-based Kromek has no regrets about ditching the lure of the filthy lucre for a...
You Might Think Judges Are Mad; Odd Admission as Attacker Is Spared Jail
PEOPLE think judges are going mad because of some of the sentences they pass, a judge said yesterday. Judge Peter Bowers made the admission when he let a man walk free for "mindless and senseless violence". Luke Marshall, 24, punched and kicked...

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