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2011-01-17 00:00:40

Would-be investors in an energy-efficient power generation scheme planned for Teesside have received government assurance that the project will have Westminster's backing. (PRWeb UK) January 16, 2011 Would-be investors in an energy-efficient power generation scheme planned for Teesside have received government assurance that the project will have Westminster's backing. MGT Power had proposed a 500 million pound wood chip-burning power station for Teesside, but had become hesitant as they...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

FOUR Teesside teenagers are off on an African adventure with gold in their sights. Dean Pierre, 17, Shahid Hussain, 16, and 18-year-old twins Christopher and Carl Braithwaite, from North Ormesby Youth and Community Centre have all completed their bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Now they have left for their Gold Expedition to Kenya where they will climb Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. And when they complete their mission they will be on their way to...

2008-10-01 09:00:00

By SIMON CLARKE; TVEP Technology Group Chairman TVEP was formed to ensure the health of the engineering supply chain, which is vital to the region's economy. Since then its members have identified that two of the most important factors to achieving this are technology transfer and education and skills. As a result, TVEP's Technology Group, comprising of industrialists and also representatives from partner organisation the University of Teesside, has set itself the bold but achievable...

2008-10-01 09:00:27

THE last time they staged the pantomime Aladdin at Middlesbrough Theatre part of the building went up in flames. Now, as they get ready to go again ten years on, they are hoping this time that only the show goes out in a blaze of glory. "Tickets are already going like a house on fire," laughs theatre manager David Lindsey, "and are about 1,000 up on this time last year. "People come here because they know they will get a good, traditional family pantomime." Teesside's Diane Youdale,...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

BUDDING chefs from Teesside are being invited to strut their culinary stuff on one of Channel 4's most popular television shows. Come Dine With Me is looking for people from the area who think they can cook, entertain and impress a group of strangers by hosting a dinner party. Filming is due to descend on Teesside at the beginning of November - when five local people will have the chance to compete for the coveted pounds 1,000 prize. The show runs over the course of a week and each...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

URGENT and emergency care on Teesside has been rated among the best in the country. Independent watchdog the Healthcare Commission published a major review of 152 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, and Teesside came out on top. Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland were all placed in the best performing category, helping the North-east emerge as the region with the best care. The review is the first to compare how all NHS services work together. A...

2008-09-25 09:00:42

A TEESSIDE pipe and fittings firm has expanded its operations - and invested pounds 1.5m in the Tees Valley. Glamal Engineering has transformed a former Ministry of Defence building into a new, large scale storage facility, which has also created three full-time jobs. The firm has leased the Transit Shed, in the Allens West business park in Eaglescliffe, to house it's newly acquired pipe stock that it supplies to the oil, gas, petrochemical and water industries. The building is a...

2008-09-25 09:00:40

POTENTIALLY lethal gas canisters have been stolen from a Teesside industrial unit. The 13 torpedo-shaped gas canisters were stolen from an industrial unit in the Portrack area of Stockton between close of business on Monday and yesterday morning. The 5ft by 15ins diameter containers are made of solid steel and contain oxygen which is under high-pressure and extremely volatile. Officers warn serious damage and injury would occur if the canisters were punctured and are urging anyone...

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...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

A POPULAR Teesside venue threw open its doors at the weekend to mark its fifth anniversary. Families were entertained by performers at the Arc in Stockton on Saturday, where creativity and the arts were celebrated. Among those showing off their talents were workshop groups ARClub Youth Theatre, the Silver Singers, the Bollywood Dance Class and the Rhythm Train Drumming Group. (c) 2008 Northern Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.