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 May 9, 2007

Albert Park's Column
There is, I am told, a new digital Radio Station called BBC Radio 6. Now, in my neck of the woods, digital radio is a total no-no, shrouded as it is by the Eston Hills. I did try one out, but all I got was a lot of hissing and some odd crackles....
Athletics
Teesside track star Rabah Yusuf switched to the long jump to make a massive impact in a British League event when competing for Newham and Essex Beagles. The Sudanese-born athlete won the long jump with an amazing leap of 7.61 metres. Coach Carol...
Balshaw Gets Springboks Call
Byline: Rugby Union Gloucester's Iain Balshaw has been named as Ben Cohen's replacement for England's two-Test tour of South Africa. Balshaw is promoted from the England Saxons squad to take over from Northampton's Cohen, who withdrew from the...
Body Bag Blunders
Disregarding all the views from political left to right, it is a major mistake for any party to allow front line female casualties, indeed future generations will wonder at our thought processes. It has been accepted for centuries that males fight...
Boiler Keeps Powering Jobs
Byline: Helen Logan A pounds 10m overhaul at a power station on one of the UK's main manufacturing sites will sustain jobs and enhance its efficiency. The overhaul, on the Number 6 Boiler at the Wilton Power Station at the Wilton International...
Campaigning for All That Matters to You
Getting behind the key issues at the heart of the Tees Valley community is essential to the Evening Gazette. So campaigns form a vital part of the paper's work. From hard-hitting news campaigns, to highlighting the work of the area's unsung heroes,...
Cleared of Sex Attack
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot A man once locked up for six years for helping a murderer dispose of a body in a wheelie bin has been cleared of a charge of sexual assault. Steven Mark Staton, 28, admitted seven years ago helping to dispose of the body...
D-Day for Blair?
Tony Blair may today tell the Queen that he intends to stand down as Labour leader and end a decade as her Prime Minister. A public announcement on Mr Blair's plans to quit the Labour leadership is expected tomorrow, following his promise of a "definitive"...
Double Delight
Byline: Equestrian Saltburn's Dan Neilson has made a massive impact for the winning Great Britain team in an Under-21 International show jumping competition in France. The 17-year-old, double gold medalist at the 2006 Pony European Show Jumping...
Fighting Spirit Key to Next Term
Byline: Anthony Vickers War cry! bruising centre-back Emanuel Pogatetz has praised the Dogs of War attitude that finally secured Boro's top flight safety. And the Alpine hardman insists if the team can harness the fighting spirit they showed...
First Class
Byline: Joanna Desira Sixth forms in the Tees Valley have been recognised nationally for their teaching excellence. Three colleges and one school feature in the Good Schools Guide A Level Awards 2006 for Teaching Excellence. They are: Middlesbrough...
Five Essential Steps. to Selling Your Car
I would like to sell my car privately but, as a woman who lives on my own, I am apprehensive about advertising it. Please can you give me any advice? THIS week's expert advice comes from BCA's Sure-Sell service at www.sure-sell.info, which offers...
From Slippers to Safety Advice. Meet the Team with Whole Community at Its Heart
Byline: Ron Livingstone We don't just fight fires! From handing out a pair of slippers for a frail old pensioner to striving to create a better life for entire communities, Cleveland Fire Brigade has a vision. With its partners - including...
Gareth May Not Need to Splash out to Solve Midfield Problems
Do the answers lie MIDFIELD minefield ( or problem solved? Gareth Southgate gave himself plenty of fresh food for thought as Boro produced one of their better efforts this season in the middle at Wigan. The centre of the pitch has long been...
Get on Board!
Byline: Will Sutton Middlesbrough is once again battling to get a place on the Monopoly board ( but this time it's up against the whole country. Last year the Middlesbrough Monopoly board went down a storm, with thousands of Teessiders buying...
Hole Lot of Mess
Byline: Dave Robson A seafront walk is turning into an obstacle course for a Redcar man and his wheelchair-bound wife. Bill Levey and his wife of 51 years, Lilian, often enjoy a stroll on a seafront walkway which runs near their Durham Road home....
Hospital Mistake
Byline: Andrew Pain A doctor has accepted a mistake was made in the treatment of a 39-year-old man who later died. Teesside Coroner's Court heard yesterday how Jeffrey Smith had attended the University Hospital of North Tees on July 25 complaining...
I Could Hear the Horses Screaming ... I Couldn't Get in ... It Was Heartbreaking
Byline: Mike Morgan A horse owner today made a heartbreaking appeal for the public's help in catching an arsonist who burned his ponies alive in a stable fire. Grandad of two Michael Richardson, 71, of High Street, Lingdale, lost three treasured...
Imperial Victory
Byline: Marie Levy Teesside shop owners are celebrating after the European Commission announced it is dropping attempts to ban imperial weights and measures. The pound, ounce, foot, yard, mile and pint are here to stay after British opposition...
Joe Leads the Way.Tohealthy Lifestyle and 84-Mile Fundraiser!
Byline: Marie Levy A Teesside man is set to walk 84 miles to raise funds for holistic cancer care after seeing his wife and his friend receive treatment for breast cancer. And Joe Brannagan, 58, should find the challenge a lot easier than a few...
League Takes Off
Byline: Tsgu League Preview The Teesside Union League begins this evening with the promise of some hard fought fixtures right through to the final round of games in August. Since the current league structure was adopted in 2001, Eaglescliffe...
Music to Their Ears
Byline: Naomi Paylor A popular Stockton music scheme for young people has bounced back from a break-in after receiving a pounds 40,000 funding boost. The Fairfield Music Scheme was one of 15 winners of the national 'ActionS Speak Louder' competition....
No Surrender
Byline: Premiership Mikel John Obi is determined Chelsea will not surrender their unbeaten home league run to newly-crowned champions Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tonight. Chelsea gave up their Premiership title to Sir Alex Ferguson's...
Pigs Slashed by Hooligans
Byline: Simon Walton A pig suffered multiple stab wounds and had its ear cut off before being dumped dead in a bin. Two other sows were also attacked with a sharp weapon in the incident on a Teesside farm used by adults with learning difficulties....
Quakers Line Up Midfielder
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Powerful young Scunthorpe midfielder Neil MacKenzie could be set to sign for Darlington. He played regularly for the League One champions for much of the season, making 25 appearances either side of a loan...
Recruitment
Byline: By Lyn Gavin, Media Sales Advisor Recruitment is one of the most vibrant, fast-moving and exciting departments at the Evening Gazette. It provides an important service to our readers and our advertisers. The Tees Valley is going from...
Region's Spotlight on Rail Franchise Rivals
Byline: Helen Logan The future of East Coast rail services could become clearer within days as rival companies battling to run trains face a grilling from regional political and business leaders. The four bidders for the East Coast rail franchise...
Sam's the Man to Lift Geordies
Byline: Football Neil McDonald today backed Sam Allardyce to write himself into Newcastle United folklore if he takes over the St James' Park hot seat next week. Allardyce quit Bolton on April 29 after almost eight years in charge and is the...
Soldier Set for Vase Victory
Byline: Racing Preview Soldier Of Fortune can strike it lucky in Thursday's MBNA Chester Vase on the Roodee (2.50). Not that good fortune is likely to be a prerequisite for success in this Group Three contest, however. The Aidan O'Brien-trained...
Speedway
Luckless Redcar Bears' injury jinx continues to bite, with Jamie Courtney the latest addition to their casualty list. The teenager joins Gary Havelock, Mat Tresaarieu and Chris Kerr on the sidelines after crashing at Mildenhall. Josh Auty is available...
Tanni Set Totakeher Final Bow
Byline: Paralympic World Cup Britain's most successful Paralympian, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson from Redcar, is all set for an emotional farewell to international competition at the Visa Paralympic World Cup this weekend. The 11 times Paralympic...
Top-Class Teams on Hand to Get Your Advertising out There
The Retail team looks after a broad range of trade customers, selling them into the Evening Gazette, Herald & Post Series and any other specialist publications that may be suitable to their business needs. Another introduction to our portfolio...
Town Council Facing Third Tribunal Case
Another former member of staff is taking action against Thornaby Town Council. Angela Welsh is claiming unfair dismissal and indirect sexual discrimination following her temporary employment as assistant town clerk for the council between November...
Trophy Time for Basketball Aces
Byline: Teesside Basketball League In Association With Game Time Who will carry off the major awards? Trophies and awards are the topic of discussion now that the league standings have been finalised. The individual honours which dangle throughout...
We're Tops in the League
Byline: Box Clothing Youth League Report Stockton West End have been crowned champions of the Box Clothing Youth League. Round five of the Middlesbrough in the Community competition was very competitive with West End coming out on top in a tightly...
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