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2008-10-06 12:00:42

A SCHEME to help patients manage their mental health condition with self-help books is being promoted in Redcar and Cleveland. Patients will see their GP but will be offered a book on prescription, if appropriate, which they can collect from a library. The "Books on Prescription" scheme will run during October and November to help patients with mild to moderate conditions such as stress, depression, phobias and mood swings. Lisa Atkinson from the psychological therapies team said "It...

2008-09-25 09:00:00

By Karen McLauchlan Apounds 100m development at Darlington's Lingfield Point is set to create up to 1,200 homes and a workplace for thousands of employees. A major planning application has now been submitted by owners Marchday for the eco-friendly scheme, which will complete the regeneration of the site. Once the largest wool-manufacturing plant in Europe, the site has been transformed in the last six years with the conversion of more than 250,000sq ft of factory space. Around 2,000...

2008-09-25 09:00:18

By MIKE MORGAN TALENTED student Sarah Rachel Warren is among the top 10 AS physics students in Britain. Her remarkable achievement has just been announced by Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body. Sarah, 17, of Guisborough, sat the physics exam this summer at Guisborough's Prior Pursglove College and out of 3,516 candidates nationally, achieved one of the highest marks - putting her in the top 10 in her subject. The former Laurence Jackson School pupil, who is studying A levels...

2008-09-16 09:00:52

JUST what the doctor ordered! After five years of intense planning, consulting and processing, construction work is finally getting under way on a new multi- million pound health and social care facility in South Bank. The Low Grange Health Village, next to the library on Normanby Road, is a pounds 17m health and social care scheme for the Greater Eston area. The first phase of the development - the health village itself - is a tie-in between Redcar and Cleveland Primary Care Trust...

2008-09-15 09:00:39

By A W FARROW THE Gazette report (04.09.08) about the UK's biggest crane having a lifting capacity of 1,200 tons and at present in operation on Stockton's footbridge (pictured above) made me think of Newport Bridge, which has been much mentioned in the Gazette. It's just a thought, but the bridge span of 2,700 tons, if "laid on open ground" - mentioned by G B Butler (07.06.08) - couldn't be lifted by two of these cranes. That's why our bridge is unique in the UK because it could still...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

ARTHUR the white-headed vulture is winging his way to one of the most popular outdoor festivals in the north. With his 6ft wingspan and healthy appetite, Arthur promises to be a popular attraction when he swoops in to Sunday's Guisborough Forest Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event - organised by the Forestry Commission, Redcar and Cleveland Council and the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway - has become the biggest festival of its kind in northern England, with 3,000...

2008-08-27 12:00:00

By SUE SCOTT A TEESSIDE community centre is improving its facilities for more than 60 groups and charities thanks to a pounds 10,000 grant from UK Steel Enterprise's special Community Support Fund. Coatham Memorial Hall is home to a wide range of organisations, including a championship-winning boxing club and a major disability support group, as well as providing classes in everything from yoga and keep fit to stop-smoking and line dancing. The venue also supports young people in...

2008-08-25 06:00:44

Dancers hanging around to entertain FLYING lessons with a difference were on offer at a museum in the region. Aerial dance entertainers Hang performed at the Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar, last night. But, prior to their performance, they offered free workshops to ticket holders to try their hand at flying, under the guidance of trained professionals. Pictured performing an aerial show are Lynn Campbell, left, and Rachel Kurtz Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (c) 2008 Northern Echo. Provided by...

2008-08-21 09:00:56

By M ELVIDGE IN your report on the death of the last ironstone miner who worked in the Eston mine, it is stated that it "has brought the curtain down on the long-gone ironstone mining ... to East Cleveland and beyond". Please remember that other mines were still working and that the last one, North Skelton, worked until 1964, so I'm sure many miners who worked in those mines are still around. Your editorial repeats the statement that the last Teesside ironstone miner has died....

2008-08-14 09:00:45

THE folk world descended on Saltburn over the weekend for the town's 11th international festival of music, dance and song. Folk fans enjoyed morris dancing displays, song-writing workshops and singing while youngsters were treated to Punch and Judy and story telling. Steve Robinson, 57, of Huddersfield was among those appreciating the music. As he listened to the Harmony Happening workshop in the Conservative Club featuring The Wilson Family he said: "This is probably the tenth time...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'