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 26, 2011

800 STEEL JOBS; Boost for Teesside as SSI Set to Seal Deal for Blast Furnace
Byline: JEZ DAVISON AT LEAST 800 jobs will be created on Teesside once Thai firm Sahaviriya Steel Industries seals a deal to buy the Tata Steel plant in Redcar. SSI is poised to acquire the Teesside Cast Products (TCP) blast furnace within weeks...
AQUARIUS (Jan 21/feb 19): Folk [...]
Byline: Claire Petulengro AQUARIUS (Jan 21/Feb 19): Folk don't know how vital it is to get things done on time or do what they promised on Thursday. Many of them have dramas you're unaware of, however, so go easy. Call so I can help you tie up past...
A Treat for Mum; Cash Dash
WE'VE been hitting the shops with yet another lucky shopper. MARIE TURBILL gets the Cash Dash lowdown. TREATS are a rarity when you're a mum, as Cora Durham, lucky winner of this month's Cash Dash, knows. So she decided to put herself first for...
ATTACKER IS SPARED JAIL; Well-Paid Job Abroad Saves Man from Time Behind Bars
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A NEW job in one of the world's toughest spots has saved a violent drunk from jail. Graham Docherty, 42, has been offered an inspection job in Kazakhstan on a month on, month off contract that will cut his drinking, said...
At War with Kids and I'm Sure I'll Lose
Byline: Dave Robson DO you have a dog? We don't, but that's a situation our kids are going all-out to change. Since Christmas I've been subjected to constant mental torture by a brother and sister who, for once, are in complete agreement -they...
Barman Fined for Missing Unpaid Sessions
A TEESSIDER working in a sunspot as a barman was arrested at the airport when he flew back home for a visit. Paul Rooney, 33, from Middlesbrough, who has a job in Teneriffe, was told when he flew into Birmingham that there was a warrant out for...
Beaten Kenny's Olympic Promise; IPC ATHLETICS
KENNY Churchill has vowed to make up for his failure to medal at the IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand this week by producing the goods at the London Paralympics in 18 months' time. The 35-year-old - a three-time Paralympic champion...
Cabbie Took off with My Pounds 500 iPhone; Teenager Left Devastated by Alleged Theft
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK A TEESSIDE teenager has been left devastated after his luxury mobile phone was allegedly stolen by a taxi driver. Ryan Horkan, 16, from Middlesbrough had been out with friends in the town on Saturday, January 15, when he...
Cocaine Minder Is Jailed by Judge
A JUDGE has said it was "with a heavy heart" that he sent a man -who had between pounds 4,000 and pounds 5,000 of drugs under his bed -to jail. Liam Frain, was found to be in possession of over 100g of cocaine after police searched his home, Teesside...
Crackdown on Banks Who Won't Lend
BUSINESS minister Mark Prisk has pledged to get tough on banks that fail to lend money to viable Teesside firms. New figures from the Bank of England show lending to small firms dropped by pounds 5m in the three months to November. The report...
Deaths
HARFORD Susan In memory of a dear sister and sister in law of Alby and Elsie, Colin and Jean, Joan and Les, Frances and all close relatives and friends. Sadly missed. The road had been so very rough, The last hill was too steep, So she simply close...
Deaths
ALLISON Edward (Ted) Suddenly but peacefully in hospital, on January 22, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, a dearly loved dad, grandad and great grandad. Funeral Service to be held in St. Martin's Church, Kirklevington, on Wednesday,...
Deficit-Busting to Hit Our Wage Packet
SPEAKING in the region last night, the governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King warned that wages will plunge back to 2005 levels as prices soar and the Government's deficit-busting actions take effect. While the economy was "well placed to return...
Diabetes - Are You at Risk?
MORE than two million people in the UK are living with diabetes. Many more have the condition but don't even know it. In 2008/9 across Teesside there were 22,439 people aged 17 or older diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 1...
Don't Sacrifice Teesside Park to Protect the Town Centre, MP Demands
A STINGING attack on Stockton Council's regeneration policy has been launched by Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton. He says the need to bring new life to Stockton High Street should not hold back redevelopment of the rest of the borough....
EDF Energy Response to Third Party Liability Rise
THE Government's decision to hugely increase the liability of firms running Britain's nuclear sites has led to a swift response from one of the main players in the industry. EDF Energy, which runs the Hartlepool nuclear power station, says it will...
England Hopes Boosted by Trott; CRICKET
JONATHAN Trott's second one-day international century helped England post 299 for eight as they sought to keep their series against Australia alive with victory in the fourth match in Adelaide. Trott hit 102 from 126 balls in a typically composed...
Fingers Crossed for the Transfer Window Lottery
TONY Mowbray will be nervously playing the numbers game after the transfer window closes on January 31. The Boro boss is currently without eight injured members of his first team squad, some of them with long term problems. And, if several players...
Free Memberships to RNIB and RNID
THE thought of losing your sight or your hearing can be worrying. You might not want to think about it, but the sooner you do something, the better. Having an eye test at least once every two years should be part of everyone''s health care routine....
Gun Found in Swoop
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN A SAWN-OFF shotgun and haul of suspected crack cocaine was discovered during a police raid on a flat in Thornaby. Officers executed a drugs warrant on the property in Park Terrace at around 1.30pm yesterday. Two men and two...
Health and Wellbeing Support for Patients
A PRACTICAL new service that "goes the extra mile" is helping improve the lives of Stockton-on-Tees residents. The Stockton Service Navigation (SSN) project ensures patients who have been referred by GPs and other health professionals get connected...
Help Is at Hand for Those Who Want to Kick the Habit
SMOKING advisors are gearing up for a busy New Year as thousands of smokers pledge to stub out the habit in 2011. NHS Stop Smoking Services offer one to one advice and support from trained advisors and, where appropriate, prescriptions for treatments...
Help Yourself and the NHS during the Busy Winter Period
ALTHOUGH cases of flu are now falling for NHS services across Teesside, NHS Tees is continuing to remind people how to access the right help and support to help ease pressure on busy hospital teams and essential emergency services. People are being...
How Healthy Is Your Heart?
DO you want to kick start the New Year and get healthy, lose weight, stop smoking or be more active? NHS Stockton on Tees and Stockton Borough Council are helping people beat one of the area''s biggest killers, heart disease, by providing them with...
How Mike Has Landed Dream Job after Years out of Work. Handyman's Employment Efforts Pay off with Top Role
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH HANDYMAN Mike Carroll was out of work for more than 10 years before turning his fortunes rou nd to bag his dream job. The 46-year-old from Middlesbrough had no qualifications and, after spending so long unemployed, feared...
I Can See the Fight in Him ...His Smile Means Everything
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH BERNIE Slaven has called on Boro fans to help in Gary Parkinson's recovery from a stroke after making an emotional visit to see his pal. Bernie went to see his friend, known as Parky, at a specialist rehabilitation centre...
I'm Talking Up Lingdale
Byline: MIKE MORGAN LINGDALE born and bred Mike Jefferson, chair of local community group Lingdale Lift Off, knows better than most how the historic rural village ticks. Once an important part of the ironstone mining heritage of East Cleveland,...
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...
IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE HIGH STREET? Councillors Say There Is Still Time to Bring Life Back to This Once-Thriving Shopping Centre
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN IS it too late to save Stockton's famous High Street from terminal decline as the doom-mongers are claiming? Stockton Council doesn't think so - and today Richard Poundford, the authority's head of regeneration and economic...
Liam's Title Bid Halted in Semis
Byline: JOHN HARTLEY FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Liam Clark potted his way to the semi-finals of the European Under-17 Snooker Open in Bugibba, Malta. The Hartlepool youngster was trying to emulate the achievements of his older brother Ryan, who won the...
Liddle Makes a Big Impression
Byline: ADAM STEEL MICK WADSWORTH was full of praise for Gary Liddle after the former Boro midfielder defied the pain barrier to score for Hartlepool in last night's 1-1 draw with Notts County. Liddle lit up a forgettable first half at Victoria...
Locals Control Skills Academy
THE Darlington-based National Skills Academy for Process Industries has been given control of the Government's new academy for Composites and Biotechnology. Skills Minister John Hayes said the new academy will receive up to pounds 1.98m of funding...
Michelle's Pretty Quick to Succeed
A THORNABY woman is building a bright future after launching her own business. Michelle Verrill, 27, from Thornaby, was a casualty of the recession after being made redundant from her full-time job at a beauty salon. Since her redundancy, Michelle...
MOHAWKS' RUN ENDED BASKETBALL; Dragons Turn Up the Heat in Big Showdown
Byline: PETER CLARKE LEAGUE leaders Bradford Dragons ended Tees Valley Mohawks' red-hot seven-game winning streak -but the 86-73 margin flattered the visitors. The clash between National League Division Two's top pair drew a big crowd to Teesside...
New Text Service Helps Deaf People Access Health Services
hard of hearing community. The new service has been welcomed by groups working with the deaf community. A NEW pilot project to improve deaf people's access to health services is underway on Teesside. The text messaging pilot will mean that deaf...
North-South Divide Still; Your Say
RAY Mallon told a national newspaper (19.01.11) that the Government has declared a financial war on urban areas like Middlesbrough. Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has dismissed complaints about the unfairness...
Now Make a Healthy Start to the New Year
IT'S that time of year again when people start thinking about New Year resolutions. Whether you want to lose some weight, or give up the cigarettes, or take more exercise, it all seems to get so much harder after the first few weeks or months. There...
O'Neil Set for Hammers Bow; CARLING CUP
GARY O'NEIL could be set for a dramatic debut tonight as West Ham go to Birmingham in the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final. The midfielder signed for the Hammers yesterday in a move worth up to pounds 2m and will go straight into the squad...
One Invitation Her Majesty Just Had to Side-Step; Student Bash Fails to Tempt Dancing Queen
Byline: CHRIS HOLE A TEESSIDE club promoter reckons his new night is fit for a King - or Queen. So Craig Harker decided to invite Her Majesty along for a knees-up to mark the launch of the new night in Middlesbrough this week. In a letter...
On the Wings of Love: So Many People Adored Beautiful Demi; Hundreds Pay Tribute to Teen
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY HUNDREDS of people have released balloons and lanterns carrying heartfelt messages expressing their emotions over the sudden death of a schoolgirl Demi Sharif, from Stockton, died last week and people from across Teesside have...
POSTMAN STOLE FROM THE MAIL; Worker Pinched Money from Cards
Byline: ANDY PASSANT POSTMAN Anthony Paul Ellis has avoided being sent to prison "by the skin of his teeth" after helping himself to cash from greetings cards. The 44-year-old was suspended by the Royal Mail after he was found to be stealing from...
Pounds 2k 'Speeches' Offer to Darwin
BACK-FROM-THE-DEAD canoeist John Darwin could make pounds 2,000-a-time as an after-dinner speaker, according to a Hartlepool PR man. Paul Gough says he could do the same for the fraudster as he did for former Darlington FC chairman George Reynolds....
Saddle Up for Charity with Higgy and Alistair
BORO legend Craig Hignett and musican Alistair Griffin are getting on their bikes for a charity challenge -and you're invited to join them. Boro U12s' coach "Higgy" and Griffin will head up a team of cyclists in an Off-Road Coast to Coast Cycle...
Sandra Was a Fantastic Mum and Dedicated Teacher
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved mum and former teacher who has lost her long battle with cancer. Sandra Hillier, who has died at the age of 67, taught at three Teesside schools in a career spanning more than 36 years....
SHE NEVER SAID 'NO' Teen Had Sex with Learning Difficulties Girl
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A TEENAGER had sex with a younger girl who had learning difficulties then told police: "She never said no." The Middlesbrough boy was 16 when he took advantage of the underage schoolgirl. She had a learning disability...
Striker Light Cooper Demands Consistency
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON manager Mark Cooper bemoaned the inconsistency of referees after he was left with striker problems following last night's 0-0 draw with Mansfield. Quakers have lost Tommy Wright for another two games after...
Taxi for Hire at Southwell
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW JOE LE TAXI looks booked for another huge run when he checks in at Southwell. Mark Johnston's three-year-old will not be available at princely odds, but simply cannot be overlooked in the southwellracecourse. co.uk Handicap...
THE BILLION POUND BONUS FOR NORTH; Major Milestone for Cluster Group
AFTER six years of hard work for more than 500 process industry companies, the regional cluster group NEPIC has reached a major milestone, with more pounds 1bn of added value for the regional economy. With running costs of pounds 1m per year, provided...
Today's Movies; Film of the Day
Bride Wars (Sky Movies Comedy, 8.00pm) Two lifelong best friends discover their weddings have been scheduled on the same day and in the same venue. Neither is prepared to back down, so a bitter rivalry ensues as years of friendship are cast aside in...
Tom's Vow Lifts Gloom of Defeat
Byline: MARTIN NEAL MAN-OF-THE-MOMENT Tom Robinson lifted the gloom at Eston Sports Academy by declaring "I'm a Middlesbrough Lion for the long haul". The TADEA Lions suffered their second successive home defeat on Sunday when they were stung...
Tom Switches on to Career
Tom Francis is an electrical engineering apprentice with the TTE Technical Training Group, he's sponsored by Stockton company HC Controls. Tom, 18, is a former Nunthorpe School pupil who lives in Marton. Here he tells us more about his career path....
TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE; Boro Look to Offload Misfiring Striker: Russians: Eye Boyd
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR MOSCOW has come calling for Boro striker Kris Boyd. The Scottish striker's representatives have received strong contact from at least two of the leading clubs in the Russian capital. The leaders in the chase are believed...
Tributes to Fire Children
FAMILY and friends of a woman whose four children died in a fire at their home have spoken of their shock over the tragedy. The children, all under the age of 10, died after a blaze broke out and engulfed the property while they slept upstairs....
UP FOR THE CUP; O'Neil Set for Hammers Debut in Semi-Final: CARLING CUP
GARY O'NEIL could be set for a dramatic debut tonight as West Ham go to Birmingham in the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final. The midfielder signed for the Hammers yesterday in a move worth up to pounds 2m and will go straight into the squad...
We Know What We're Doing Fellas; Women Have Their Say on Sexism Row
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK TEESSIDE'S leading ladies in football are proving they are on the ball despite a sexism row kicking the topic into the spotlight by two sport pundits. Danielle Behan, 17, from Stockton, who regularly referees in Eaglescliffe...
We're Set to Blossom; Group's Hoping for Contest Success
Byline: DAVE ROBSON MEMBERS of a new group aim to bring bloom contest glory to Redcar by ensuring their team quickly grows. Redcar and Cleveland borough communities, such as Saltburn and Eston, have for years excelled in both the Northumbria...
Why Not Walk More in 2011?
IF you have made the resolution that 2011 is the year to get fitter and healthier then the wide range of health walks that take place locally with support from Natural England's Walking for Health initiative are the ideal easy and low cost way to become...
Young Players Sign on for Future
BORO have been much maligned in the past for not tying down their emerging stars on long term contracts. However this appears no longer to be the case. The four-and-a-half-year contract extension signed by Joe Bennett this week is the fourth...
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