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2008-11-11 06:15:00

British health officials say they want to turn nine communities into "healthy towns" to encourage people to lose weight. Health Secretary Alan Johnson said Dudley, Halifax, Sheffield, Thetford, Middlesbrough, Manchester, Tewkesbury, Portsmouth and Tower Hamlets in London will share in the Change4Life program's $46 million budget, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Officials say residents may be given loyalty cards that allow them to earn points for buying healthy food and exercising. The...

2008-10-06 09:00:42

By Dani Webb PEOPLE are being urged to offer their views on who should run a new school. Plans have been drawn up for the school in Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, and the consultants behind the project are seeking people interested in managing it. The 1,350-place school, which will have provision for 30 pupils withmoderate learning difficulties, could be set up by a charity, a business, a parents? group, a faith group, the local authority or even an individual. Under the provisions of the...

2008-09-15 09:00:00

By KAREN McLAUCHLAN DID you sign up for the Get A Better Life challenge? If so, health experts at Teesside University want to hear how you're getting on. Almost 1,100 people signed up for the online challenge, which was launched by the Evening Gazette in conjunction with the university and Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust. At the start of the year people pledged to change their diet - by decreasing their fat intake or increasing their fruit or vegetable intake - as well as...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

ACTOR, film-maker and funnyman James Harris pulled off a great result for Teesside at a famous Manchester comedy club. James, pictured, of Saltburn, saw off 11 other stand-up comics to win the weekly "Beat the Frog" new act night at the Frog and Bucket. The club is where icons such as Johnny Vegas, Caroline Aherne and Steve Coogan started out. Out off 12 acts, James - who has just completed a batch of short animations for Channel 4 - was one of only two comics who passed the five...

2008-09-05 09:00:23

LUNCHTIME shoppers found themselves entertainedat probably the smallest comedy club in the world yesterday. Steve Shanyaski, a Comedy Store regular who has been described by critics as a mix between Eddie Izzard and Peter Kay, played a series of oneminute gigs inside red British Telecom phone boxes outside Middlesbrough Town Hall. He said: ?Hand on heart, I?d never been asked to play in a phone box before. But this sounded fantastic, especially one of the great old red ones. ? The gigs...

2008-09-04 09:00:20

COMPUTER novices in the TS3 postcode can develop their skills during free workshops. Stronger Together in East Middlesbrough (STEM) works with its partners to highlight community concerns and find solutions, and fund computer suites and support workers. Basic computing, how to use the internet and email are some of the topics covered. Community centres around the area offer the following computer room times: Charlbury Road Monday 9:15am-4:15pm Tuesday 12:15pm-4:15pm Thursday...

2008-08-21 09:00:35

Fairy Dell in Middlesbrough is being used as a natural setting for outdoor play over the summer months. The Fairy Dell Natural Play Project has the aim of encouraging children away from the TV and computer and out into the fresh air. Natural woodland areas allow children freedom to use their imagination in a fun and creative way and the project is making this available to a generation of children who are often deprived of play in natural areas because of safety concerns. The Fairy Dell...

2008-08-18 12:00:34

Sample park life on our day out Head outside for al fresco theatre Your complete guid to music movies and events Pig pen preview-music festival reveals headliner (c) 2008 Evening Gazette - Middlesbrough. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-11 15:00:53

A NORTH-EAST film-maker is in with the chance of a top prize. Ian Fenton, left, from Darlington is one of 12 shortlisted in the Virgin Media Shorts 2008 competition. Ian, 40, who impressed judges with his animation Big Push, said: "This is my first animation and I'm delighted it's been so well received." More than 7,000 people registered for the chance to win pounds 30,000 and work with Virgin Media and the UK Film Council on their next film. To view Big Push and vote, see...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

YOUNGSTERS at a Middlesbrough primary school have been getting a taste for calypso music. Year 6 pupils have been showing off their musical flair in Abingdon Primary School's 12-strong Summer Steel Band. Children will learn to play the Caribbean-style instruments over the summer and perform at live events for the following year all over the North-east, performing a wide range of music from calypso, to classical and Christmas carols. Moira Ross, deputy headteacher who leads the band,...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.