Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Articles from June 15, 2010

Accredited to the Max
SABIC UK Petrochemicals is extremely proud to be re-accredited, for the maximum of three years, to the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE). SABIC UK Petrochemicals, based at Wilton and North...
Acknowledgements
APPLETON Doris (Dot) Stephanie, Corinne, Robert, Mike and family of the late Dot express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours, also to Dave and Kath Caley, staff and residents of Laurieston Residential Care Home, Saltburn, staff...
Apprentice Rachael Wins Top Regional Accolade
AN employee of Aker Solutions, Rachael Palmer, has beaten the competition to win the regional heat for the Advanced Apprentice Of The Year category at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards. Her prize included a plaque and pounds 250 in high street...
Ascot Set for Gold-En Day
GOLDIKOVA can give day one at Royal Ascot an early shot in the arm with victory today in the curtain-raising Queen Anne Stakes. Last year's winner Paco Boy bids for back-to-back victories and while he looks better than ever this season, preference...
Austin's in Gear
TEES teen Alex Austin hasn't had things all his own way this year -but he's determined to get his Ginetta Junior Championship bid back on track this weekend. The 17-year-old from Wolviston has been cursing the bad luck that has left him seventh...
Born over the Border
IT IS an area, which has been knocked down and rebuilt, only to be knocked down again so many times. St Hilda's is where the town of Middlesbrough was born and yet today hardly anything remains. The original buildings have been demolished and...
Breaking Up and Making Up
Byline: David Birks The tenant/landlord relationship can come under strain during times of recession, says BHP Law's David Birks, right DURING the recession the question of whether or not a tenant could bring their business tenancy to an end early...
By George, I Couldn't Even Be a Brownie
SO here I am. A Scot living in England married to an Anglo-Indian footie fanatic, and mum of two boys, during the World Cup where Scotland is playing no part. Unless, that is, you count booing for England -and in that case Scotland are playing a...
Capello Must Learn a Crucial Lesson
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE FABIO Capello has 90 minutes to save his reputation. England's ragged display against the USA on Saturday was largely down to a series of catastrophic lapses in judgement by a coach who should have known better. Hopefully,...
Chris Blows Them Away in Cyclone; CYCLING
CHRIS Newton made a victorious return to his native North-east by winning the Northern Rock Cyclone. The annual event, taking place for the fourth time, has been dubbed England's largest ever cycling festival. As well as bringing some of the...
Claire Petulegro
Byline: claire petulegro GEMINI (May 22/June 21): Don't get irate on Wednesday with a new work contact who doesn't understand the urgency over a financial matter. Librans link to new avenues about to open up at work. To find out more 0901 6093143...
College Aims High
SEPTEMBER will mark a new chapter for Redcar and Cleveland College. The new term will see the opening of a new addition to the Corporation Road campus - a pounds 3.5m Further Education Centre which will enable students to study degree courses. Work...
Confident but Far from Complacent; Action Stations to Stop Oil Spill Repeat: COULD the So-Called Dash for Depth in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry, Which Has Driven Much of Teesside's Investment, Be Brought to a Sudden Stop as It Reflects on the Consequences of the Gulf of Mexico Disaster? Environment Correspondent KELLEY PRICE, Reports
IT began with a blow-out on BP's Deepwater Horizon deepwater drilling rig, which killed 11 people. A human tragedy rapidly turned into an environmental disaster that jeopardises not just the delicate balance of an entire eco-system, but has damaged...
Container Traffic Grows despite the Downturn
LAST year, the global shipping market experienced one of the most difficult trading periods ever, with almost all ports recording reduced throughput. Yet PD Ports out-performed the market with significant growth in its container volumes. In the...
Council's Help Is Just the Job
For one Stockton woman -we'll call her 'Jane' -support from Stockton Council and its partners has changed her life for the better. She has overcome poor confidence, feels more positive about herself, has taken on voluntary work and begun a college...
Coupon Tips
THE Evening Gazette's Australian football pools selections for Saturday (home 1, away 2, draw X) are:VICTORIA DIV ONE 1 Clifton Hill v Preston X Langwarrin v N Geelong 1 Pascoe V v Malvern C VICTORIA DIV TWO 1 Ballarat v Geelong R 2 Brunswick C v Altona...
Deaths
ALLISON Colin Died on June 7 Passed away in France, following a short illness. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Your loving wife Pauline, children...
Deaths
HAMILTON Elizabeth (Liz) God saw you getting weary And did what He thought best, He put His arms around you And took you home to rest. Until we meet again my dear friend love always Lindsey, Lee, girls and family xxx. HAMILTON Liz Rest in peace...
Debt-Laden Vantis Suspends Shares
Byline: JEZ DAVISON DEBT-RIDDEN accountancy firm Vantis has been forced to suspend share trading due to a lack of funds. The AIM-listed firm, which employs around 75 staff across three Tees Valley sites, said it may not have sufficient funding...
Don't Leave It All to Terry! Paralympic Sport
PARALYMPIC bronze medallist Ade Adepitan has called on the Great Britain squad to lift the pressure from Redcar athlete Terry Bywater's shoulders ahead of next month's IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships. Bywater formed part of the GB...
DOUBLE TRAGEDY; Biker and Cabbie Die on A174 Just Hours Apart
Byline: ANDREW PAIN A MOTORCYCLIST and a taxi driver have died following separate tragedies on the same Teesside road. Both occurred on the A174 between Saltburn and Brotton in a three-and-a-half hour period last night. In the first incident, a...
Eagles Fly Back to Share Spoils
Byline: KEN ROGERS DESPITE torrential rain, just two matches were washed out in the latest round of fixtures. Darlington and Middlesbrough Municipal were the casualties. In Division One, Eaglescliffe team manager Paul Halligan drafted himself...
Events Celebrate Troops
A WEEK of spectacular events supporting and celebrating the UK Armed Forces will be taking place in Redcar. The week, from this Saturday to Saturday, June 26, provides people with the opportunity to celebrate and show their support and gratitude...
Fabre Can Have the Final Word
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW TWO of the last three renewals of the Prince of Wales's Stakes (3.50) have gone to France, and Byword can bring up the hattrick on day two of Royal Ascot. Under the guidance of multiple champion trainer Andre Fabre, the Peintre...
Families Flock to Raise Cash for UK Heroes
THOUSANDS of Teessiders enjoyed a day in the sunshine to pay tribute to the bravery of our armed forces. Salute Our Troops saw families flock to Middlesbrough's Stewart Park for an action-packed day of fun - all in aid of charity. Fairground rides,...
Forging Forward Together
Byline: DARREN THWAITES Evening Gazette editor THERE'S no getting away from the fact that Teesside has faced tough times in the last couple of years. And the Redcar community has had to deal with some of the toughest challenges handed to our...
Fund Puts a Smile on 65 New Business Faces Robin Whitehead (Left) with Simon Hamilton
MORE than 65 new Tees Valley businesses have started up with backing from UK Steel Enterprise's Regeneration Fund - just three months after it was launched. Around half of the new businessmen and women who have had financial support and advice from...
Fund Spotlight
* FUND NAME: Finance for Business North East (formally JEREMIE); Worth: pounds 125m; Description: A venture capital match fund, first of its type in England, made up of money from the European Investment Bank, the European Regional Development Fund...
Getting out and Getting On
There is no getting away from the fact that 2009 was a difficult year. But there was a rally in export sales towards the end that gave some ground for optimism for 2010, says UKTI's David Coppock. THE team at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is seeing...
GIRL FEARED FOR HER LIFE IN HOUSE RAID; Man Jailed after Storming into Teen's Home
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT TEENAGE girl feared she would be raped or killed as a terrifying mob charged into her Teesside home and grabbed her by the throat. One of the five house invaders, Christopher David Smith, threatened the petrified 16-year-old...
Healthier or Just All Hype? in Association with WWW.Nhs.Uk/hpv Family HEALTH Life & BEAUTY Edited by Marie Turbill and Sarah Dale WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife
Byline: Marie Turbill ; Sarah Dale Wholegrairn, low fat, high in fibre, baked not fried -what should you be looking for when it comes to a healthy snack? There are loads of so-called smart snacks out there that say they are better for us, lower...
In Memoriam
BENNETT Gerard Loving memories of dear Dad and Grandad. Always in our thoughts. Son Geoff and grandchildren Jonathan and Gemma xx. DAKIN Nancy A much loved mother, granma and great-granma who left us three years ago. Still missing you Mother....
Interest in Plant Welcomed by Union Chiefs
THE battle continues to bring Redcar's mothballed Teesside Cast Products plant back to life. Two bidders have made multi-million plays for the Redcar works - but a deal is yet to be sealed. The site was mothballed in February, triggering 1,600...
Italy Heartened by Fightback
ITALY skipper Fabio Cannavaro lamented his side's failure to beat Paraguay but praised his team's character in coming from behind to draw 1-1. The reigning champions were stunned as Paraguay defender Antolin Alcaraz rose to head home a 39th-minute...
It's Better Late Than Never; Garden Grab Moves Hailed
GARDEN grabbing has been blamed for damaging the character of some of Teesside's most sought-after neighbourhoods. The Government has now announced measures to stop the practice, offering hopes of halting new development. IAN McNEAL reports. "We have...
Jobs Hope of New Tesco at Low Grange Farm
ANEW Tesco supermarket at Low Grange Farm, off the A1085 Trunk Road at South Bank is set to bring 450 jobs to Teesside. Tesco says its new "eco-store" will create 450 jobs in store, with half guaranteed for the long-term unemployed. Tesco also...
Leading ICT Firm Becomes Tall Ships Diamond Sponsor
THE Tall Ships Races 2010 organisers in Hartlepool have announced Northgate Managed Services as the latest organisation to sign up as a sponsor. The company, Hartlepool Borough Council's strategic Information and Communications Technology (ICT)...
Let the Sun Shine
A FORMER fire-fighter who is helping to turn down the heat on global warming with a renewable energy installation business has secured pounds 7,500 of funding from Corus investment arm, UK Steel Enterprise. David Maloney, 39, spent 14 years as a...
Murder: Tees Man Charged 17 Years on; Breakthrough for Cold Case Squad as Arrests Made
Byline: SARAH JUDD A TEESSIDE man has been charged with murdering a dad-of-two in the Midlands 17 years ago, after the investigation was reopened by a cold case squad. Gurmit Singh Burring, 52, from Islay Grove, Hartlepool, was one of two men...
My Sweet Inspiration!
A PLASTERER turned fudgemaker has paid tribute to his gran for spurring him on to follow his childhood dream. Dad-of-one Michael Goodchild has swapped his plastering trowel for a mixing spoon after 24 years in the building trade and set up decorative...
New Face for the Law
A FAMILY law firm says opening a central Middlesbrough office has led to a notable increase in clients. When Askews opened the doors of its new base at 92-94 Borough Road last year, it marked a return to the town after an absence of 12 years. ...
New Facilities for Creative Industries
THE transformation of Redcar seafront moved a step closer with the unveiling of ambitious plans for a landmark focal point for creative and digital industries in the Tees Valley. The Hub, an innovative business centre, will provide an exciting new...
NO WALKOVER; Coach's Warning to Brazil on North Korea
BRAZIL coach Dunga is warning his Samba superstars against complacency when they take on rank outsiders North Korea at Ellis Park tonight (KO 7.30pm) The five-time world champions, ranked number one in the world, face a side ranked 85th in what should...
OFFER IS MUSIC TO LIAM'S EARS; Young Violinist Wins Place at World-Class School
Byline: MIKE MORGAN SUPER-TALENTED 12-year-old Liam Noonan has gained a place at a top music school. Liam, of Marine Parade, Saltburn, a pupil of Michael Walton from Norton, has won a place at Chetham's School of Music to study violin in September.S...
On Your Marks for Best Yet
THE biggest and best yet. That's the ambition of organisers of the Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k - taking place on September 5. Now in its sixth year, the event has become a key date on the running calendar and it's hoped thousands will take part in...
Orchid Blooms and Grows
BECKY Lambton and Claire Kruman have seen their Orchid Marketing Consultancy bloom and grow in the three years since they set up their own business. Just six months after expanding into UK Steel Enterprise's Innovation Centre in Redcar, designer...
Pair Tell of Terror Attack on Holiday; Rock Thown through Bus Window
Byline: IAN McNEAL A MUM and daughter have warned of the dangers on South African roads after they were caught up in a shocking bus attack. Eileen and Catherine Hewitt, from Moreland Close, Wolviston, were enjoying a touring holiday in the World...
People
YORKSHIRE Bank has appointed its first-ever head of business development to spearhead support to firms across Teesside. Darren Owers, pictured, will lead business development activities across the East region. His appointment follows the launch of...
Quakers Shock at Davey Quit Talk
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON were today bracing themselves to lose manager Simon Davey after less than three months in the hot seat. The club is in the dark over rumours that he has agreed to join Hereford United, but has conceded that...
Ready for Action; Plato Plotting Croft Victory
TOURING car legend Jason Plato is expecting an enjoyable - but tough -trip to Croft for this weekend's tin top extravaganza. The North Yorkshire circuit plays host to the North-east's biggest four-wheel motorsport event of the year this weekend...
Redcar's New Era
IT'S now more than a year since Corus delivered its hammer blow - the mothballing of Teesside Cast Products at Redcar. And the fight continues to Save Our Steel and find a way forward for TCP. But there has also been better news for Redcar and...
Regeneration Scheme Set to Make a Splash
A MULTI-MILLION pound regeneration scheme for Redcar has been given the go-ahead by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. The council's cabinet held a special meeting to discuss options to invest in and develop the town and have agreed to:. the...
Region's Recovery Runs More Slowly
RECOVERY continued in the North-east's private sector in May but more slowly than in the previous month, according to the latest PMI index. The survey, produced by Markit, found that the relatively strong growths in activity, new business and employment...
Ross Hammers Record Books
COUNTY CRICKET ROSS TAYLOR blasted an astonishing 80 not out from 33 balls to set record-breaking Durham on their way to a 71-run victory over Leicestershire in the Friends Provident t20. New Zealander Taylor hit nine sixes in his innings and shared...
Running to Success in Redcar
REDCAR has proved to be a record-breaker in the running stakes. Hundreds pounded the pavements on Sunday to take part in the Redcar Half Marathon. And despite the rain, this year's event delivered the fastest course time in the event's 28-year history....
Sarah Writes Her Name on Ambition Wall
A TEESSIDE entrepreneur who has set up her own communications company, Graffiti PR, has scribed her ambitions on the wall to make it one of the region's leading agencies within three years. Sarah Rudd, 26, of Stockton, has launched Graffiti PR,...
School Report; OPINION ONLINE: WWW.Gazettelive.Co.UK MOBILE: M.Gazettelive.Co.UK Your Say
I AM very baffled by a recent tweet from Cllr George Dunning: "Local elections Tees Valley next year. Stop these savage cuts. Stop the Lib Dems in Redcar & Cleveland. Vote Labour." What about the "savage cuts" to St Peter's and Eston Park -...
She Was Loved So Much and We Miss Her Every Day; Couple Tell of Heartache after Daughter's Inquest
A GRIEVING couple spoke of their enduring love for their baby girl who lived for only three days. Little Kimberley Wright-King was born on July 29 last year after a seemingly smooth pregnancy and labour. But three days later, her mum found her unconscious...
Shops Spruce Up
ASPLASH of colour has been brought to seaside town Redcar to help it emerge from recession. The exteriors of several empty properties in Redcar High Street and on the seafront have already been revitalised by striking artwork depicting the inside of...
Six of the Best Digital Gold Diggers; A Company That Turns Rocks into Almost Pure Gold Is Just the Latest in More Than 340 Companies to Have Benefitted from Teesside University's Unique Digital Fellowship Scheme
VIRTUOUS CIRCLE: Dr Jim TerKeurst, director of the IDI VIRTUOUS CIRCLE: Dr Jim TerKeurst, director of the IDI have access to the software needed to digitally design how to map out scientific reactions at a molecular level and predict what will happen...
STADIUM SELL-OFF; Pounds 2.5m Deal for Plastics Division
Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN HARTLEPOOL-BASED Stadium Group today announced the sale of its plastics business in a pounds 2.5m deal. The company said earlier this month that it was in advanced talks to sell off the operation, which employs around...
Star in Hospital after Car Smash
FORMER Boro star Paul Gascoigne was in a "comfortable condition" in hospital today after being injured in a car crash. The ex-England midfielder was said to be sitting up in bed and chatting to visitors last night but is not expected to be discharged...
Starting Point to Fund SMEs
IF YOU'RE going to start a company, the North-east is one of the best places in the UK to access funds. GREG BOLTON, pictured, gives the details. FUNDING FOR SMEs With funding options for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remaining scarce,...
STAYING PUT! Wheater Is Going Nowhere - Gibson
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR BORO chairman Steve Gibson today warned Premier League clubs that key defender David Wheater was not for sale. Gibson is determined to keep the club's prized home-grown asset - and build a promotion chasing side around him...
Teesside Business Networking Tips from Lloyds TSB Commercial; ADVERTISEMENT
Byline: MARTYN KENDRICK Finding the time to network with other business owners and industry experts can be a real challenge when you're busy running your own company. But communicating with your peers is one of the cheapest - and often under-rated...
Tees Touch in Tyne Centre
THE pounds 100m vision for Newcastle's Newgate Street created by Teesside-based Devereux Architects has unanimously received planning approval from Newcastle City Council. The project, which will see the creation of three new hotels, offices and...
Tees Valley's Reasons to Be Optimistic
R EGENERATION developments and business investment are transforming each and every borough of Tees Valley. Both are evident in Redcar and Cleveland. While there's no denying the area has been affected by the global economic downtown, there are plenty...
The Flower Shop Queen
A YARM florist has been crowned UK Retail Florist of the Year, beating off competition from more than 10,000 shops up and down the land. Diana Kaye scooped the top accolade at industry Oscars the Re:fresh Awards during a ceremony in London's Park...
The Government Has a Chance to Make a Difference to Communities
By Alison Thain, (pictured) chief executive of Fabrick Housing Group WITH the earliest days of our new coalition government already behind us, the dust is only starting to settle. Only time will tell how the Conservative and Liberal Democrat agendas...
The Issue
THE ISSUE ALTERNATIVE finance streams should be developed for small firms because they are not satisfied with high street banks, a new report has claimed. The Federation of Small Businesses estimates that one million small firms are not happy with...
Time to Shout out about Your Town
WHAT do you think makes Redcar and Cleveland a special borough to live in? Talk Up is the key campaign for Tees Pride 2010. And we're shouting loud and proud about what our region has to offer. When it comes to Redcar and Cleveland there's plenty...
Uni Chiefs Set to Meet MPs; Future of Further Education under Discussion
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA BOSSES at Teesside University are to meet local MPs to make their case on the future of higher education after a Government minister called for a shake-up in the system. Universities Minister David Willetts said the current...
We've Got the World at Our Feet
TRIPS to Australia and Peru were the inspiration behind Keith and Joan Parkin's two business ventures. JEZ DAVISON met the intrepid explorers... PLENTY of entrepreneurs have exploited opportunities on their doorstep but Keith and Joan Parkin travelled...
WITNESS SOBS IN RAPE TRIAL; Teenager Denies One-Night Stand with Stranger
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A PUB customer is on trial accused of raping a teenager in his car after taking her from a Middlesbrough nightspot. Ramin Rahamti is accused of getting the 19-year-old into his car and sexually attacking her after making...
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