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 October 24, 2008

60 Second Guide to Your Week Ahead
Films: Get ready for a Zac attack... Dazzling big screen debut Alongside real-life girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron is the star attraction as the ultraperky Disney Channel phenomenon makes its bow on the big screen Music: Upstarts from...
A One-Stop-Shop for Motorists; Talk of the Trade
KNOWN to many in the Teesside area as Crofts and the Mercedes Bodyshop for Teesside, RMB Autoparc has recently undergone a major refurbishment to bring it up to the very latest modern standards. The facility can best be described as the perfect...
A Safe Investment and No Fairy Tales; Full Chat
Byline: By STEVE ORME BEFORE the collapse of the bank of Noggin the Nog, few people would have identified Iceland as a centre for financial wizardry. Here are some of that country's outstanding features; Hakarl, a gourmet delicacy of shark buried...
Big Win Vital for World Cup Bid; RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP AUSTRALIA 2008
PAUL SCULTHORPE insists a convincing England victory over Papua New Guinea tomorrow will send out a clear indication that Tony Smith's side can mount a realistic World Cup challenge. Hosts Australia are overwhelming favourites to win the competition...
BOUNCING BACK; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Bad Boy Barton Eyes Bright Future
CONTROVERSIAL Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has vowed to use the tide of abuse heading his way to fuel his bid to return to his best form. The 26-year-old could return to senior action for the Magpies in tomorrow's derby clash with Sunderland...
Childhood Memories of Aid Worker
FORMER neighbour and close family friend Lucia Cacioppo spoke warmly today of the girl who "touched so many hearts." Her children used to play with Gayle when she was in her teens and remembers her as a "lovely, kind, warm-hearted girl." Lucia,...
Cologne Starts the New Bike Show Season; on Two Wheels
Byline: By HARRIET RIDLEY THE days are closing in, the skies are getting greyer and it's raining more than ever. Yes, autumn's here and that can only mean one thing - it's time for the international bike shows. All the manufacturers are busy...
Cricket: Ashes Means More Than Money
IAN Bell insists reclaiming the Ashes next summer means more than becoming one of England's million dollar men. The batsman has the chance to win previously unimagined riches when England take on the Stanford Superstars in Antigua on November 1....
Disharmony over Choir; Councillors Disgruntled as Singers Receive Top Honour
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE A DISCORDANT note has been sounded by two leading Redcar and Cleveland councillors over the granting of the Freedom of the Borough to Marske Fishermen's Choir. Conservative Group leader Valerie Halton and Liberal Democrat...
EXCEPTIONAL; Nothing Is Too Much Trouble for Carer Linda
Byline: By ANGELA RAINEY A DEDICATED carer who goes the extra mile for those she looks after has been praised for her "exceptional" qualities. Graham Beeston says Linda Snowden, 44, regularly goes beyond the call of duty when caring for him after...
Festive Festival; Christmas Countdown Begins as Stockton Sparkles Once Again Events
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports THERE may still be more than 60 days to go until Christmas, but Stockton is already gearing up for a sparking festive season. Next month sees the launch of Stockton's first ever Christmas Market Fair which promises...
Football: YOUTH WORKS; EXCLUSIVE Lamb Defends Boro Policy on Recruiting Local Starlets in Association with MSV SPORT TEAMWEAR
Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR CHIEF executive Keith Lamb today insisted that Boro would continue to push ahead with its progressive youth policies. A young, largely home-grown side suffered a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea last weekend. But Lamb...
GOING FOR GOAL; Watts Demands Return to Big-Scoring Ways NORTHAN LEAGUE FOOTBALL in Association with Ron Greig
Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS STOKESLEY go into their third of four Teesside derbies in a row tomorrow with boss Ted Watts demanding a return to the goal standard. They were edged out by a last gasp own goal to lose 1-0 at second-placed Norton last...
Go Slo - to See a Tiny Diamond; LIFESTYLE My Holiday
Byline: Compiled by STEVE RACE Dave Robson didn't know much about Slovenia - so he took his family on a fact finding tour SO how much do you know about Slovenia? No, me neither. I'd heard of its capital Ljubljana, although spelling it proved...
HELPING HANDS; Pupils' Generosity Will Improve Lives at African School
Byline: By JOANNA DESIRA THE plight of blind children in Africa has caught the imagination of youngsters at a Teesside school. Pupils and staff at Northfield School in Billingham have raised money to buy vital equipment to help the youngsters...
HE PAINTED TO THE LAST; Feted Tees-Based Artist Dies
Byline: By Chief writer BARBARA ARGUMENT PAINTER Miles Richmond who is set to be one of the greats of 20th century British art, has died at his Middlesbrough home. The 85-year-old was inspired by the views of industrial Teesside from Eston Bank...
It'll Be All Frights on the Night; Spoilt for Choice with Local Events for All Hallows' Eve Events
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports WITH Hallowe'en falling a week today, a ghoulish theme runs through many of the fun events lined up for youngsters during half-term next week. FOR its annual Fright Night extravaganza on October 31 from 6.15-8.45pm,...
It's Too Precious for Us to Keep; Couple's Car Boot Sale Find
Byline: By SARAH JUDD A STOKESLEY couple's boot sale find turned out to be a precious wedding gift from 1906 - and a treasure trove of family history. Eric Hamilton-Johansson, 53, bought a leather-bound bible at Stokesley car boot sale for pounds...
Jazz Packs in Plenty; Motoring World
Byline: By EDWARD STEPHENS SEEING is believing - a full sized quad bike in the back of a supermini. But that's the new Honda Jazz for you. When the original Jazz was introduced in 2002 its Tardis-like interior created by its so called "magic...
Keep Us on Move; Jazz Band Needs Help to March
Byline: By JOHN SUTTON MEMBERS of a jazz band from Middlesbrough are hoping to be the coolest cats in town with the help of the Evening Gazette Wish campaign. The Middlesbrough Reds Juvenile Jazz Band were runners-up in the UK Federation of Jazz...
Lending Forum Is Welcomed
Byline: By JEZ DAVISON BUSINESS leaders in the region have welcomed the announcement of a new forum for small businesses to address the problem of curbs on lending. The initiative was worked up by Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and Chancellor...
Lollipop Ladies Lick Road Rage; Right Car, Right Price Girl Torque
Byline: By JACKIE VIOLET in association with Chevrolet IF you ever thought road rage was just between two irate drivers losing the plot with each other, think again. The most unlikely target is, would you believe, those wonderful, committed, dedicated...
More Grunt for Grand Vitara; Motoring World
Byline: By CHRIS RUSSON BRITAIN'S only three-door 4x4 is being beefed up by Suzuki. The new look Grand Vitara now has a 2.4-litre petrol engine as well as modest trim changes inside and out. The new engine is a development of the two-litre...
Motor Racing: WIZARD OF OZ! Crump Magic Show Earns Top Prize SPEEDWAY
Byline: By MARTIN NEAL DOUBLE world champion Jason Crump bowed out of British speedway last night by winning the South Tees Silver Helmet in flawless fashion. And the Aussie superstar left Teesside urging more top names to take the opportunity...
Movies: Review: Ghost Town
STARRING: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Tea Leoni DIRECTOR: David Koepp CERTIFICATE: 12A RUNNING TIME: 102mins REVIEWER'S RATING: ** SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase, VUE VERDICT: This could have been a quirky and charming romantic comedy with a different...
Movies: Sixth Sense Dental Floss
Byline: Shereen Low reports AFTER becoming famous for nightmarish boss David Brent's social faux pas and terrible dancing, Ricky Gervais has become a comedic force worldwide. The Office is one of the most successful British exports ever and he...
Mum Tells Court of Shock after Gun Was Fired into Garden; Drive-By Shooting Trial
THE mother of the intended victim of a drive-by shooting has told a court how she feared for her family's lives. Lynn Hannan gave evidence at Teesside Crown Court against Mark Bennett who is accused of attempting to murder her son Stuart. Mr...
Music: Gig Review: Night Marchers by Mark Clements
Byline: by Mark Clements ALMOST ten years ago I saw Rocket From The Crypt playing at the Newcastle Riverside, fronted by lead guitarist/singer John "Speedo" Reis. It was an impressive live show - musically and visually - with the whole band sporting...
Music Maestros Please; Events
A PACKED programme of events is also taking place at the Georgian Theatre and Green Dragon Yard as part of STOCKTON SPARKLES. The festival starts in the Georgian on Thursday, November 20, with internationally renowned composer John Warren leading...
Music: On the Beat: Robert Nichols
"YOU are stuck in the middle of the moors now," the fella at the back said with a look of glee in his eye. Doing his best American Werewolf In London impression, he was standing in front of a print of Catherine Parr in the court room of Danby Castle,...
Music: Partygoers Will Get in the Groove; Clubbing: Coming Soon
Byline: Andrew Pain reports LEGENDARY clubnight Sugarshack celebrates its 15th birthday next month with a headline set from the brilliant GROOVE ARMADA. Since they started in a poky little studio ten years ago, the careers of Armada's Tom Findlay...
Music: Sound Bites
ON the bill at Club Spadger's Hallowe'en special at the Tavern on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough tonight are new local group JIMMY AND THE SOUNDS, OUR SECRET SINS and BON FRESHE. Entry is pounds 2. THE STAX BROTHERS return to the Forum in Darlington...
Music: What a Night; Gig of the Week: One Night Only
Byline: Andrew Pain reports FOLLOWING the huge success of their debut album and first singles the mighty ONE NIGHT ONLY are back out on tour. Pictured above, the Helmsley-based indie kids are certainly one of the bands of 2008 so far, and the...
Online Views; TS Talk Comments from across Our 20 TS Community Websites:
Shauna Chapman has commented on TS12 regarding Saltburn's Fairtrade Fortnight. She said: "Making Saltburn a certified Fairtrade Town is a positive step! The movement is growing because people know it makes perfect, simple sense. Fairtrade has its...
Our Close Encounters; 'UFOs' Spotted in the Skies over Teesside
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE IS THE truth out there? A string of sightings of unexplained lights moving over Teesside has been reported. Witnesses include police officers, PCSOs and members of the public. Footage of the UFOs above Eston Hills...
Passat Enters Comfort Zone; Motoring World
Byline: By MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW VOLKSWAGEN is rewriting some auto jargon with its sleek looking Passat coupe. Throughout the motor industry the letters CC identify the folding tin tops favoured to be the crowning glory of some coupe convertibles....
PENSION LIFELINE; Boost for Stay-at-Home Mums
THOUSANDS of women who stayed at home to look after their children will be able to receive a full state pension under a top-up payment scheme, the Government announced today. Around half a million people who failed to pay enough National Insurance...
Pure Gold on Farm; Memories of School Dinners as Pals Scamper in for Scampi. Lingfield Farm:, Coulby Newham Eating Out
Byline: Angela Weall reports MY FRIEND and I were out to lunch and a sign at the roadside tempted us with a promise of Golden Greats - two courses for pounds 3.95. The Lingfield Farm at Coulby Newham offers a choice of seven main courses and...
Reviews: What's on Your Bookshelf?
Byline: Joanne Welford reports FORMER director of Cleveland Arts DENIS COE, 79, a former resident of Guisborough and MP, has published his memoirs Variety Certainly Adds Spice (published by The Book Guild). Mr Coe is now retired and lives in Hertfordshire....
She Asked over and over Again for Money and Then She Just Went for My Face
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN A SHAKEN teenager told how she was clawed in the face by a suspected drug addict after refusing to hand over money. Aimee Simpson from Thornaby suffered painful scratches across her face after the vicious attack which...
SHOT AID WORKER A TEES GIRL; Schoolfriends Pay Tribute to Tragic Gayle, 34
Byline: By KAREN FAUGHEY A YOUNG aid worker gunned down by the Taliban in Afghanistan grew up on Teesside, it was revealed today. Mercy girl Gayle Williams, who lived in Beechwood, Middlesbrough, was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle as...
Sports World
Football JONATHAN WOODGATE insists Tottenham cannot afford to think they are too good to get relegated and has compared the crisis at White Hart Lane to the situation that faced former club Leeds. Spurs are bottom of the Premier League and face...
Take Out: The Wok Stop, 140 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough; Eating Out
Byline: John Rogan reports OFFICE lunches can be dull and repetitive affairs, so when The Wok Stop opened, the chance to treat ourselves to something new was too good to resist. The Wok Stop menu boasts more than 400 combinations of stir fry,...
Technician Trio Gets Top Awards; Talk of the Trade
THREE technicians based at Simon Bailes Peugeot dealerships in Northallerton and Stockton have been awarded a variety of top industry accreditations. Martin Lambert, who is based in Northallerton, has been awarded Master Technician status, one of...
Tees Valley Wind Turbines Planned
Byline: By KAREN McLAUCHLAN COMMUNICATIONS giant BT is investigating the potential for a wind power development in the Tees Valley, which would cost around pounds 10m to build. The company hopes to construct nine-turbines at a site at Elwick,...
THE BIG MATCH; Blackburn V Boro: Ewood Park 5.30pm Tomorrow
KNOW THE FORM BORO won their first away game of 2008 when Jeremie Aliadiere's late goal brought a valuable 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic earlier this month. The win was founded on a superb defensive display, though Boro were unable to repeat that...
The Same Again as Pair Get All-Clear; in Association with DARLINGTON
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON BOTH Jason Kennedy and Billy Clarke have recovered from slight injuries picked up in Monday's win over Bradford, so Darlington manager Dave Penney can tomorrow name an unchanged side. His team go into the home game...
Thinking outside Broxa. Reasty Hill Top and Broxa Distance: 7 Miles Walks
Byline: Bob Woodhouse reports WITH woodland tracks and field paths radiating in all directions, the car park at Reasty Hill Top is a popular starting point for routes into Harwood Dale and Whisperdales. From the parking area, we follow the bridleway...
Time's Right for Petrol Bargains; Right Car, Right Price
Byline: By MATT TUMBRIDGE SUPERMARKETS started it and now all the oil companies have joined in. Petrol prices are coming back down and if the trend continues then petrol engined family cars will be more popular again and that will push prices...
Tough Test after Two-Week Break; LOCAL RUGBY
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON MIDDLESBROUGH will find a tough game awaiting them as they return to action after a fortnight's break. They host a Sheffield side who have won four of their opening five games in North Division One, including victory...
Two Days Running Gags. Comedy
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports COMEDY fans on both sides of the river can look forward to a great Hallowe'en weekend. Catch 22 at Stockton's Arc a week tonight falls on Hallowe'en, while the Big Mouth Comedy Club roars into Middlesbrough Town...
Valley Is Tripping the Light Fantastic; Events
REDCAR & Cleveland Council is ready to celebrate the end of British Summer Time with its annual PAGEANT OF LIGHT, themed to the classic children's tale of Wind In The Willows, through SALTBURN VALLEY on Sunday. Hundreds of people are expected...
Vroooommm! Andy's on a Drive to Smash Own Record
Byline: By JOHN SUTTON A FIGHTER PILOT who grew up on Teesside will attempt to smash his own land speed record in a 1,000mph car. Wing Commander Andy Green, a former pupil of Bydales School in Marske, was unveiled as the driver of the Bloodhound...
We'll Keep Our Heads - Wilson; HARTLEPOOL UNITED F.C
Byline: By ADAM STEEL DANNY Wilson is confident his side will keep their heads when they host Brighton tomorrow following a bad-tempered clash between the sides last season. Young Pools striker Michael Maidens died in a car accident eight days...
We've Just Got to Banish the Blues; Boro Must Get Chelsea Disaster out of System THE WHISTLE BLOWER IN ASSOCIATION WITH WELLS INTEGRATED CABLING SYSTEMS
Byline: JEFF WINTER I HOPE Gareth Southgate has lifted spirits and we see a genuine performance at Blackburn tomorrow. If that's the case, then we can perhaps face Manchester City and West Ham with renewed confidence and have a real go at them....
Where Hospital Will Be Built; Site Will Straddle Borough Borders
Byline: By MARIE LEVY NORTH Tees and Hartlepool's new pounds 416m hospital will be built at Wynyard Business Park, it has been confirmed. The site, which falls on the border of Hartlepool and Stockton, was selected ahead of Green Farm in Wolviston....
Your Guide to Bagging a Bargain; Motoring World
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES IF every cloud has a silver lining, then the current credit crunch means bargains galore for new and used car buyers. Price guide specialists Parker's has highlighted some of the best buys in its latest guide: SMALL CARS...
YOUTH POWER! Tees Initiative Set for Top Showcase
Byline: By SANDY MCKENZIE THE SUCCESS of a young people-led enterprise in Middlesbrough is to be showcased to a regional audience. Just 4 Youth is a social enterprise company which has its roots in the work among young people by the West Middlesbrough...
Zac Attack! Review: High School Musical 3: Senior Year
STARRING: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens (pictured), Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin, Alyson Reed DIRECTOR: Kenny Ortega CERTIFICATE: U RUNNING TIME: 111mins REVIEWER'S RATING: *** SHOWING: Regent, Cineworld,...