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 December 3, 2003

A Hidden Bonus of Holiday Work
Byline: Helen Logan With Less than a month to go until the big day, many students will be thinking about gainful employment over the Christmas break. Whether it is to ease the overdraft, fund a blow-out in the sales, or simply afford a round...
Aiming for the Heady Heights
Byline: By Eric Paylor The Premiership top six beckons Boro - and why not? Steve McClaren's demands that his players should strive to climb into the higher echelons of the league are not unrealistic. If Boro can go to Manchester City and win...
Airport in Name Change Veto Bid
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie A veto of the proposed name change of Teesside International Airport will be backed next week by Redcar and Cleveland Council. The chief executives of the six local authority shareholders in the airport meet next Wednesday...
A Show Right from the Hart
Byline: Mike Morgan A teenager is calling "Let Me Entertain You" in memory of a well-loved classmate. Schoolboy Richard Hart will be singing the greatest hits of rock star Robbie Williams in a fundraising concert at Skelton Civic Hall this Saturday....
Bird Club Fears Turbine Deaths
Byline: Matthew Pardo A wind farm off the coast at Redcar would 'pulverise' birds and threaten Teesside's international wildlife sites, say ornithologists. Teesmouth Bird Club has slammed EDF Energy's plans for 30 130m high wind turbines. The...
Broadley Speaking
Bt is once again delighted to sponsor the Internet category of the Tees Valley/Durham and Wearside/Tyneside and Northumberland business awards. It has been a fast-moving year for BT, particularly with the recent announcement that the company has...
Decking Boom
Byline: Helen Logan A supplier to the home improvement industry is expanding its premises in Middlesbrough. MB Distribution supplies door and window hardware such as fascia boards, locking systems, letterboxes and other accessories to trade customers...
'Dizzy' Blonde's a Cut above Rest
Byline: Alan Plews There are no halfway measures with hairdresser Melanie Crockett. In 1997 she opened her first salon while pregnant. In 2001 she opened her second salon, gave birth to her third child - and moved house. And now the 30-year-old...
Don't Miss out on Lottery Grants
Community groups across Redcar and Cleveland could be missing out on vital grant aid. The National Lottery's Awards for All scheme last month awarded pounds 4,200 to Redcar-based Teesside Athletic Junior Football Club to help it run an after-school...
Down the Drain
Byline: By David Fryer A block paved driveway had a double appeal for Peter Lodge. There would be no more weeds pushing up through the paving cracks and hassle-free maintenance. So in spring last year, he called in a firm to block-pave the...
Duo Could Hold Key to Murder
Two mystery men could hold the key to the killing of convicted paedophile Arnold Hartley, police revealed today. The 73-year-old sex offender's body was found with severe head and facial injuries at his dilapidated home in Queen Street, Redcar,...
Duty to Provide for Mum
Byline: Helen Logan Seventy-Seven per cent of health and safety professionals are confused over a woman's right to breastfeed at work. This is according to research by Croner, a supplier of business information, advice and support. The confusion...
E-Commerce Law Changes
Companies selling advertising or conducting marketing over the Internet should take note of new changes in the law. The EC Directive on Electronic Commerce aims to protect the consumer and in so doing leaves some companies open to criminal prosecution...
Fergie Rings the Changes
Sir Alex Ferguson will ring the changes when Manchester United tackle West Brom in the Carling Cup tonight. Ferguson is set to give youth a chance for the televised (Sky Sports 1 from 7pm) fourth round clash at the Hawthorns. Kieran Richardson,...
Fresh Row as Ghost Ship Docks
The fourth ghost ship coming to Teesside was expected to dock today. The Compass Island is one of four retired US naval ships bound for Able UK's Graythorp yard. Legal and technical problems mean that when it docks the company can do nothing...
Here's a Good Tip
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan As the season of goodwill and office "dos" is fast approaching, more of us than ever may be thinking of showing our appreciation. But if you're planning on leaving a tip on your plastic - don't. If you want to give...
Homegrown Stars Are Up for the Cup
Byline: Eric Paylor Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough will be looking for a cracking home run as the English Schools Cross Country Cup comes to Cleveland for the very first time on Saturday. Almost 600 runners from all over the country will...
'How I Nearly Fell Foul of Lotto Scam'
Byline: Jessica Mangold An Acklam pensioner narrowly escaped falling victim to an international lottery scam, which has already netted more than pounds 5bn worldwide. Frank Sterrett was conned into sending pounds 1,000 to fraudsters after receiving...
Imagine"switching from Washing Machines to Car Parts
Once described as a "hippy in a suit" because he never fastened his jacket, Alex Worrall still thrives on the unconventional. His thinking and leadership have helped turn a former washing machine manufacturer into a major force in the supply of...
It Pays to Plan
Tips to avoid cash flow troubles over Christmas THE Better Payment Practice Group (BPPG) has issued these guidelines to help businesses keep the cash flowing over the Christmas period: 1 Be aware that without forward planning the Christmas close-down...
It Was a Night of Triumph and Tears
Byline: Barbara Argument Teesside's unsung youngsters became shining stars at a special awards night of triumph and tears. Young people winning recognition through the Celebration of Learning Awards were even given a video message of encouragement...
Johanna's Success Completes a Superb Double
Byline: Mike Cotton Johanna Jackson notched a notable double in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cross Country League meeting on flat, fast terrain at Thirsk Racecourse. Johanna, of Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers, took the senior ladies'...
Keeping Control of Your Business Costs
The key to the success of your business is that your income should exceed your expenses. Your profitability can be improved by increasing sales, but it can also be enhanced through the reduction of costs. A business which keeps its costs under control...
Last Man Thwarts England Test Progress
Muttiah Muralitharan tarnished England's efforts in the Galle heat with some lusty late hitting which helped Sri Lanka post 331 in the first Test. Muralitharan, coming in at number 11, greeted his first ball from off-spinner Gareth Batty by lofting...
'Let's Spread the Load'
Byline: David Robinson, Managing Director, Pd Teesport I welcome the recent news that the House of Commons Transport Committee report on Ports Industry supports the need to provide "significant capacity increases" at British container ports, but...
Lisa Voices Support
A teenager is playing a vital role in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's new interactive fire safety CD. The special CD, introduced in local schools and elsewhere as part of a Community Safety Education Programme, comes complete with a voice-over...
MP Dari Acts in Bid to Bring Accused Student Back Home
A Teesside MP says she will fight to bring accused student Urslaan Khan back from Iraq where he was arrested on suspicion of trying to join a terrorist group. Stockton South MP, Dari Taylor has written to Foreign Secretary Jack Straw asking for...
'My ASBO Daughter Has Been Provoked'
Byline: Jessica Mangold A teenager 'terror' who was the first girl in Middlesbrough to receive a banning order returns to school today as her mum defended the 13-year-old. Chantelle Robinson was served with a five-year anti-social behaviour order...
No Move on Cards
Byline: Ian Mcneal Credit card company Barclaycard has quashed rumours it is to move its Teesside call centre operations to India. Concerned workers contacted the Evening Gazette over the movement of administrative services from the company's...
On the Scent of a Perfect Gift
Byline: By Sarah Ivison Buying a new fragrance can be an ordeal for many, whether for yourself or as a gift. The Perfume Shop has come up with some handy hints to take the hassle out of buying perfume and help you to make sure that you find exactly...
Paul Frost's Column
Am I a voice in the wilderness, or did the TV news coverage of new mobile phone legislation this week highlight certain double standards? I watched regional BBC in amazement on Monday night as a police officer went through the new laws and the potential...
Pints of Heritage
Byline: Ian Mcneal A Brewery is planning to turn a rundown pub into a heritage centre. Camerons Brewery hopes to open a visitor and exhibition centre at its Lion Brewery in Hartlepool. The Stranton Hotel pub, which currently stands derelict...
Plan Ahead or You Could Sink
Byline: By Helen Logan The number of people in the Tees Valley with the get up and go to start their own business is increasing. Over the past six months, 511 businesses have been set up in the area with help from start-up organisation Business...
Police Quiz 14 Terrorsuspects
Anti-terror police were today renewing their questioning of 14 people arrested in a series of dawn raids. Arrests were made in London, Cambridge, Walsall, Dudley and Luton after police swooped on homes and businesses yesterday. Twelve men and...
Quick to Back the Cameras
Byline: Mike Underwood Three quarters of Teesside motorists support the use of controversial speed cameras, according to a new survey. A study carried out by road safety group Transport 2000 showed 74pc of people quizzed backed the scheme. ...
Sickening Attack on a Mum-to-Be
Byline: Helen Sturdy A pregnant woman was kicked in the stomach in a sickening street attack, it was claimed today. Police are investigating a complaint that Claire Gunn, 32, her boyfriend Kevin Henry, 34, and their friend Steven Barker, 26,...
Single Figure Bid on Tax Cut
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Work is under way in a Teesside council to identify ways of cutting a council tax rise. The projected 11pc figure was given as a worst possible outcome following the announcement of the Government's cash support next year...
Snouts in Troughs
When Cleveland Police Authority suggested a big increase in the police element of council tax bills it led to a bulging postbag at the Evening Gazette. It was stated that the proposed rise of 28.9pc would be used to put 100 extra police officers...
This Is Our Big Chance
Byline: Eric Paylor Steve McClaren today called for his players to maximise their potential - starting in tonight's Carling Cup clash against Everton. Boro entertain the Toffees at the start of a run of three home games - that could be extended...
Three on the Trot
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Cable giant NTL, which employs more than 600 on Teesside, has picked up a top award for the third year running. Ntl Home has again been voted Best Dial-up Internet Service Provider in the Prestigious UK Future Net Awards...
Time for Dreams to Come Alive
Our first major home cup clash of the season and let's hope there's a sizeable crowd and big match atmosphere tonight. There has been a lot of talk about the Carling Cup being our best route to European football and how good would that be. Europe...
Tried and Tested
The nights are drawing in and almost all of us are off to work in the dark - and getting back home in it too. So it's around this time of year that sales of torches almost quadruple! The kids, however, might not be content with that one that...
Valentine to Appeal over His Red Card
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Barry King Darlington defender Ryan Valentine has confirmed that he will appeal against his red card on Saturday. "I've looked at the video and have written out my statement," he said. "I was clearly fouled by...
We're Bright Sparks!
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Top Teesside trainer celebrates A Teesside training team has plenty to celebrate after clinching a major contract which will see its expertise spread nationwide. TTE Consulting, part of the TTE Management & Technical...
When Yankee Spies Lurked around Every Corner
Byline: By Barbara Argument Boom time in Stockton's 19th century shipyards, and the town was heaving with an unlikely band of foreigners - Yankee spies. It was the height of the bloody American Civil War. And the Confederates were scouring the...
Who Killed Dad Darren ?
Byline: Mike Underwood The parents of murder victim Darren Manders spoke of their six-month "living hell" today as detectives launched a new bid to find his killers. Posters are being placed around Teesside University appealing for information...
Working Week
Dozens of skilled engineering jobs are to be created at structural engineering, bridge building and structural steel company Allerton Engineering, Northallerton, following a decision by planners to back a multi-million pound scheme. The company is...
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