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 June 28, 2013

A Colour Classic
A STARTLINGLY good image of the Royal Exchange building in Middlesbrough has been submitted by one of our most frequent contributors. Ron Taylor from Ormesby has a vast collection of memorabilia, especially vintage postcards, which have appeared...
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A Happy KP Could Be Sad for Aussies; England Cricket
ENGLAND limited overs coach Ashley Giles has warned Australia that Kevin Pietersen is ready to return to his "dangerous" best during the Ashes. s Pietersen's scheduled England return, after three months out with a knee injury, was scuppered last...
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Aimee through but Wait for Lowe; Swimming
AIMEE Wilmott has qualifed for the World Swimming Championships - but Jemma Lowe admits she faces an anxious wait to find out if she has booked a place for Barcelona despite tasting victory in Sheffield. Middlesbrough's Wilmott finished inside the...
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All's in Order for a New Gig; the Forecast Is Looking Good for New Order, but MARION MCMULLEN Discovers Stormy Weather Could Mean Another Hit
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN SUMMER sunshine is bad news for fans of New Order. Band member Gillian Gilbert admits when the weather forecast is good then the group's songwriter Bernard Sumner stops writing and gloomy, overcast skies are best when it...
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Audi Puts the Boot In
Byline: Stewart Smith WE in the UK prefer hatchbacks to the booted variety, but Audi is sure there will be a market for its all-new A3 compact executive saloon when it goes on sale in September. The newcomer to the Audi stable, which is produced...
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Ayton Aim to Reign after Downpours; Holders in Rematch after Weather Hits Cup Finale Local Cricket
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON EXPERIENCED campaigner Steve Pennock is all set for a crack at the Macmillan Cup - for the second week running. Finals day last Sunday was brought to an abrupt halt by rain, with Great Ayton in a good position against...
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Best of the Rest
THE EAST (15) ensemble THIS ensemble thriller will give cinema-goers in their 20s a really good night out. Being in a similar peer age group to the characters on screen isn't always enough. What counts here is the characters' sense of rebellion,...
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BURGLAR TARGETED HIS OWN GRANDAD; Drug User Searched Sleeping Relative's Pockets
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@eveninggazette.co.uk A DRUG user burgled his own grandad's home as he tried to flee Teesside, a court heard. Nathan Danks, 21, crept into a window at the Middlesbrough home while his infirm grandfather...
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C3 Has Design in the Can-Can
Byline: Steve Orme CITROENS, I've had a few bs ut then again too few to mention. Undoubtedly they would be justified in playing My Way in reception. Certainly not the Pet Shop Boys' Being Boring and from time to time some Madness. During my Francophile...
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Cash in on Happiness; While Many of Us Strive to Make More Money, Research Suggests That More Wealth Doesn't Equal More Happiness. Instead, We Need to Alter the Way We Spend the Money We Already Have. SOPHIE HERDMAN Reports
Byline: SOPHIE HERDMAN reports IF YOU walk into a book shop and stroll over to the self-help section you're likely to spy a number of brightly covered books promising to make you mega rich. "Earn PS10,000 in an hour," they shout. "Become a millionaire...
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Cash Will Mean the World to Dancers
Byline: KAREN MCLAUCHLAN karen.mclauchlan@eveninggazette.co.uk A TEESSIDE dance school is hoping Wish Sport funds will help its members showcase their talents at major competitions. Scoil Rince i Muir is an Irish dance school with classes in...
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Centre's Tuned in! to Future; Venue's Community Use to Be Extended
Byline: SANDY MCKENZIE sandy.mckenzie@eveninggazette.co.uk THE USE of the Tuned In! centre in Redcar is to be extended to include the wider community. The PS4.9m centre, built under the Government's myplace initiative, opened last November. ...
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Comets Shine Too Brightly for Bears; Speedway
DISAPPOINTED Redcar Bears boss Jitendra Duffill was today left to rue what he called a "missed opportunity" after being denied top spot in the Premier League table. The Ecco Finishing Bears lost 49-41 to fellow title challengers Workington Comets...
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Commissioner's Roadshow in Top Gear
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk CLEVELAND'S Police and Crime Commissioner is racking up the miles as he puts his plans to improve the force before the public. Since taking over the role in November Barry Coppinger has...
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Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with at Teesside Magistrates' Court on June 19 were: John Flanigan, 39, of Cleveland Street, Loftus, Saltburn, fined PS250 and ordered to pay PS75 costs for driving without an appropriate licence and using a vehicle without insurance....
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Ex-Clubmates to Cheer on Parling; British and Irish Lions Rugby
IT'S open house at Stockton Rugby Club in Station Road tomorrow in a Support Geoff Parling Day. The Teessider who started his career at Stockton is expected to be in the British and Lions side for tomorrow's second test in Australia (11.05) and...
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FEELING THE SQUEEZE; New Cuts Provide Huge Challenge, Say Chiefs
Byline: SANDY MCKENZIE sandy.mckenzie@eveninggazette.co.uk TOUGH times in Teesside town halls are set to get tougher in the wake of the Chancellor's latest Spending Review, say council chiefs. Local government will face further cuts in their...
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Ford Invests in Young Driver Training; Motoring World
Byline: Chris Russon A NEW training scheme aimed at reducing the number of serious accidents involving young drivers is being launched across the UK by Ford. The Ford Driving Skills for Life programme is being supported by the Royal Society for...
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Friendship Is Bigger Than Both of Them; Gig of the Week: Dodgy
TgbTHE friendship between pop tunesmiths Dodgy and a Teesside ood cause is proving to e bigger than the both of hem. h The story of the link-up egan when Paul Burgum rom Billingham's BCT Aspire - n organisation that works with young people to raise...
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Group Can't Say No to Tornado Victims; Crash Bang Wallop: Oklahoma
A STOKESLEY theatre group is donating proceeds from its next show to help victims of tornado struck US state Oklahoma. Crash Bang Wallop has pledged 25% of programme sale takings to the disaster recovery and relief fund working to help victims of...
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Gru's Not So Despicable
DESPICABLE ME 2 (U) THE original 2010 Despicable Me animation cast Steve Carell firmly as the voice of the bad guy, Gru. Now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 (1991), this full-powered sequel turns the central character on his head. The...
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Help Needed to Break Dance Record
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk THE world's largest street dance crew - five thousand-strong - will soon be busting a move in Stockton if TV star Ashley Banjo gets his way. The street dance supremo is hoping the public...
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HUMMINGBIRD (15) FORMER Diving [...]
HUMMINGBIRD (15) FORMER diving champ Jason Statham has been an action man in search of a threedimensional script for as long as he's been in the movies. Now, at last, The Transporter star has found it - thanks to the directing debut of Oscarnominated...
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I'm Trainer to Corrie Stars; after More Than 30 Years as Granada Television''s Fitness Coach, Irene Estry Is Still the One Coronation Street Stars Turn to for a No-Nonsense, Weatherfield Workout. CARMEL THOMASON Reports
Byline: CARMEL THOMASON IN THE fickle, youthobsessed world of showbiz it's perhaps surprising that Coronation Street stars, both male and female, are turning to a 72-year-old grandmother when they want to shape up. But then again, Irene Estry isn't...
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Jonny Goes Flat out to Break Record
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@eveninggazette.co.uk A TEESSIDE speed king has helped his team smash two world records for a lightweight electric car. And on the second 200mph "plus" run, Jonny Cocker was in the driver's seat. Jonny, 26, of...
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Kyla Brings the Blues to the Seaside; Also Playing: Kyla Brox
SALTBURN Blues Club welcomes the fantastic KYLA BROX BAND to the region tonight. Kyla is without doubt one of the most authentic UK blues and soul singer of her generation. Born in Lancashire in 1980, she was exposed to the passion of Afro-American...
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MPs FULL OF PRAISE FOR RETIRING SANDY
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@eveninggazette.co.uk TEESSIDE MPs have teamed up to wish the Gazette's political editor Sandy McKenzie a long and happy retirement. Sandy, 62, steps down today after 46 years in journalism, including 24 at the...
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Murray Knows He Must Focus; Wimbledon
ANDY Murray headed into today's Wimbledon clash with Tommy Robredo knowing he must not believe the match is already won. Last month at the French Open, Robredo equalled an 86-year grand slam record by coming from two sets to love down to win three...
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Nothing for Us in Danny's Big Payout
Byline: KELLEY PRICE BUSINESS chiefs have blasted a lack of Teesside schemes in the Government's PS100bn infrastructure package. While key transport projects north of the region were supported in Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander's breakdown...
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On the Beat with Rob Nichols
| Willowman Festival, Knayton, Thirsk PICTURE the scene: pitch black, late on Saturday night in North Yorkshire, men, women and children are huddled round a tiny stage in a tent watching a grown man plucking a double bass wearing a badger head next...
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Police Raid Drug Deal Suspects
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk THERE was no place to hide for suspected drug dealers in Stockton as police carried out one of the town's biggest ever drug-busting operations. Officers have raided a total of 22 addresses...
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Son Jailed for Mum Ban Breach
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK laura.woodcock@eveninggazette.co.uk A MAN has been locked up for 12 months after breaching a ban which prevented him from seeing his mum. Steven John Yanks saw his mother twice - breaching the three-year banning order and...
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Still Hunting Rachel's Killer; Fresh Appeal One Year after Grim Discovery
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Middlesbrough teenager Rachel Wilson have made a fresh appeal for information a year after her body was found. Since Rachel's body was found last year in...
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Strolling through Harrogate's Style
Byline: Bob Woodhouse STYLISH buildings and attractive parkland settings illustrate Harrogate's dramatic growth as a spa town on this scenic stroll through its western fringe. Starting from the Cenotaph at the southern end of Parliament Street,...
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Students' African Inspiration
THE sights and sounds of South Africa inspired a vibrant exhibition by young Teesside artists. The work - all final pieces for A-level and GCSE creative subjects - was unveiled to students, parents and visitors at an exhibition in the new sixth...
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Teen Knifed 20 Times on Holidays; Teenager Stabbed in Holiday Horror
Byline: SARAH WALKER sarah.walker@eveninggazette.co.uk A MIDDLESBROUGH teenager was stabbed up to 20 times after kissing a girl in a Turkish bar on a holiday night out. The 17-year-old, named in reports as Dwayne Ward, is in a critical condition...
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These Little Piggies. Stockton Farmer's Market
A BARRISTER turned pig farmer hopes to turn back the clock on farming. Christine Harmer, 62, who has been a barrister for 40 years, took up pig farming on her family''s land six years ago after being inspired to create a farm like those found half...
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This Is the End (15) [.]
THIS IS THE END (15) HOLLYWOOD'S finest carry on partying during the apocalypse in this unforgettably lewd comedy action thriller. It's so over the top that if you watch this with a fully fuelled Saturday-night popcorn audience it might just blow...
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Timing Right for MiTo
Byline: Bruce Booth BACK in 2009 you could have be forgiven for thinking that Alfa Romeo had pretty much lost the plot. That great Italian marque famous for beautifully-sculptured sporting machines was dishing up something akin to a lowly city...
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Toys for the Big Boys - and Girls; Hartlepool Maritime Experience: Toytastic
ACTION Men, Care Bears, Star Wars figures - you can reminisce about your favourite childhood toys at a new exhibition in Hartlepool. Toytastic opens on Saturday at the Museum of Hartlepool and features scores of toys from the 1970s to the present day....
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Tried & Tested Tightrope Walking
THE circus might not be the obvious place to look for new toning tips but red noses and funny wigs aside, learning a circus skill can provide a whole range of fitness benefits. Circus space trainer Lila Lifely is a firm believer in the power of tight...
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Volunteer and Gain Vital Skills
A NEW and exciting pilot project has recently taken place called Viva Champions, jointly delivered by Tees Valley Community Foundation and The Corner House Youth Project. The project was funded by Stockton Borough Council. We worked with three Stockton-based...
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Weekend Warm-Up
AS I write this, Andy Murray has just reached round three of Wimbledon. Currently he's the pride of Britain as now, all across the country, people will get excited for tennis because it's something we're doing well at. It reminded me of one time...
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We Fear School Will Stop Us Having Our Breakfast with Pals
Byline: SARAH DALE sarah.dale@eveninggazette.co.uk FURIOUS parents have slammed a Middlesbrough school's decision to make changes to a breakfast club. Parents of children who attend St Alphonsus RC Primary School in North Ormesby received a letter...
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What's on at Local Cinemas
What's on at local cinemas AFTER EARTH (12A) Cineworld, Showcase& VUE .ALL STARS (U) Odeon (Sat & Sun) & VUE (Sat & Sun) ... BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15) Cineworld .... DESPICABLE ME 2 Cineworld, Showcase, Odeon, Regent & VUE - See...
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When Renault Stepped on the Gas; Classic Wheels
Byline: Ian Johnson FOR THOSE of us brought up on the comfy, smooth Renaults of the 1990s, the company's Sport Spider hit the marketplace like a thunderclap. Renault, renowned as a purveyor of chic wheels for Middle England, or middle anywhere...
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Whitehead Set to Sign
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE DEAN Whitehead is expected to complete his move to Boro over the weekend. The Gazette understands the 31-year-old former Sunderland skipper will train with his new team-mates at Rockliffe Park on Monday if all goes to...
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You Can't Stop the Poachers; Category One Protection against Clubs Signing Up Your Players Is a Myth, Says Academy Director Parnaby
IT'S official, Boro have one of English football's best Academies. The club's EPPP (Elite Player Performance Programme) status has been confirmed for another year following a summer inspection. Over four days this week, PHILIP TALLENTIRE speaks...
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