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 January 2, 2008

A Lesson in Finishing; Boro 0 Everton 2 at the Riverside Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR ANDY Johnson showed there is no substitute for quality up front by ending Boro's hopes of a bright start to the New Year. The England striker's 67th-minute finish was enough to edge the tightest of games in Everton's favour....
A Musician of Note; Half a Century on and Vaughan Still Has Fun
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN THE musical director of a Teesside brass band has notched up 50 years with the group - and he's still not out of puff! Vaughan Evans joined the Billingham Silver Brass Band when he was just 12 years old. For several...
Are YOU Game for a Health Test? TEESSIDERS Could Soon Be Screened in Pubs and at Boro Matches in a Bid to Tackle the Area's Biggest Killer. the Proposal Is Part of a Major Offensive against Heart Disease Expected to Be Approved by Health Chiefs Next Week
Byline: MARIE LEVY and SANDY McKENZIE report. EVERY YEAR heart disease and strokes cause more than 500 early deaths on Teesside leaving people in some areas of Middlesbrough with the same average life expectancy as those in North Korea, Mongolia,...
Armed Raid on Garage; Robber Flees with Money from Till
Byline: By SIMON WALTON AN ARMED raider escaped with cash after holding up two terrified women at a garage shop on Teesside. The masked robber struck at the Snax 24 shop at the BP garage in the High Street, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, leaving the...
Boys Robbed at Knifepoint
Byline: By SIMON WALTON A KNIFEMAN man robbed three terrified children of their Christmas presents. Brothers Ryan Walker, 13 and Louis Freeman, nine, were out on their bikes with their 13-year-old friend Nathan Mcmann in Eston Hills when they...
Bush Couple on Track; African Venture Really Taking Off
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN A BRAVE couple who swapped Ingleby Barwick for a life in the South African bush are attracting national attention. As reported in September, Will and Carol Fox decided to open their own retreat in Lydenburg, inviting...
Call-Outs Rise for Police
CLEVELAND police received reports of more than 1,300 incidents on New Year's Eve - almost 200 more than the previous year. Officers had to handle 739 emergency calls and 576 non-emergency calls during the course of a 12-hour shift. Inspector...
Darts: Veteran Champ Looks the Part; WORLD DARTS
CANADIAN John Part admitted he had to defy the years as well as plucky underdog Kirk Shepherd to win the Ladbrokes.com PDC World Championship. Part (pictured) recorded a comfortable 7-2 victory over qualifier Shepherd at Alexandra Palace, claiming:...
Defensive Frailties Cost Pools; HARTLEPOOL UNITED F.C
Byline: By ADAM STEEL DANNY Wilson admits to being at a loss in trying to find out why his side capitulated at Carlisle. The Hartlepool manager looked on as his side twice took the lead, only to end up losing a game they dominated for more than...
Dogged Determination; How Sanctuary Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Byline: By MICHELLE RUANE A SPECIAL haven for strays and neglected pets is taking shape as an animal charity looks towards the New Year. Saltburn Animal Rescue Association launched an appeal back in 1999 to create a sanctuary for stray and unwanted...
DO NOT GO OUT; Warning to Britons in Kenya
EFFORTS to secure a peaceful resolution to the escalating violence in Kenya were set to continue today as Britons holidaying in the east African country are warned to stay indoors. Earlier today, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and US Secretary...
Family Life: Accessorise and Save; Shopping and More Shopping Shopping Secrets
Byline: MARIE TURBILL WHAT does a princess buy in her free time? Chocolate, shoes and books. So says pantomime Princess Balroubadour, otherwise known as Anna Tyrie. Here the 26-year-old from Birmingham, who is currently appearing in Aladdin at the...
Family Life: Five Essential Steps to. Joining a Gym; Shopping and More Shopping
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and SARAH DALE Q YET again my New Year's resolution is to get fit. As an added incentive this year I have decided to join a gym, but with so much choice available how do I choose the right gym for me? A This...
FOOTBALL: Boro Cup Rivals Eye Up Aussie
GARY Johnson watched his high-flying Bristol City side beat Coventry 2-1, then revealed he is close to completing his first January transfer deal to boost their attempt to reach the Premier League. City are joint top on 47 points following yesterday's...
Football: GOOD, BAD AND UGLY; Look Back over Kits of the Past THE GREAT WHITE BAND DEBATE
THE polls have opened and voting has begun to end the great white band debate once and for all. Boro have asked fans to let them know whether they want to see the white band return for next season or if they want to continue with an all-red design...
Football: I Can't Get Enough - Duff
NEWCASTLE midfielder Damien Duff admits he cannot get enough football as he tries to make up for lost time. The 28-year-old Ireland international is now three matches into his comeback from a career-threatening foot injury and is in the frame to...
Football: Southgate Urges His Shattered Troops to Stay Strong
Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR GARETH Southgate today urged his bamboozled players to keep the faith after three more home points went begging. Boro went down 2-0 at home to Everton at a rain swept Riverside Stadium despite giving everything they had...
Football: WE CAN STAY UP; Black Cats Keep Continue BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
SUNDERLAND midfielder Kieran Richardson is confident his side can stave off relegation as they mount a charge for safety in the second half of the season. The 23-year-old England international marked his first start in more than four months with...
Growing Garlands Looks Further Afield
Byline: By SARAH JUDD A TEESSIDE-based call centre business is to create 3,000 jobs over the next three years - but it is likely the majority will be outside of the region, and some outside of the UK. Middlesbrough entrepreneur Chey Garland,...
Home Is Gutted by Arson Burglar
A STOCKTON home has been destroyed in a blaze started by a burglar. Firefighters said the end terrace was totally gutted by the arson attack which also killed a pet cat. A woman and her son lived in the property in High Newham Road, Hardwick,...
ICE HOCKEY: Mixed Fortunes in Play-Off Bid
Byline: By ANDY BAXTER BILLINGHAM Bombers endured mixed fortunes in their latest round of fixtures. In yet another hectic double header, the Teessiders started off with a defeat to reigning English National League Play-off Champions Sheffield...
Joy of New Year Babies
NEW Year celebrations had to be put on hold for one Teesside couple as they welcomed a new addition to the family. Amber Rose Coupar came into the world at 1.59am making her Teesside's first baby of 2008. Proud mum Lindsay Coupar, 20, of Linthorpe...
New Laws on Safety; Bosses Are Urged to Assess Risk
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE TOUGH new laws are set to put bosses in the frame over deaths and injuries linked to their workers. A staggering death rate among people who drive for a living - more than one in four of all road fatalities - has put...
Probe into Attack Death
Byline: By MARIE LEVY A MURDER-STYLE investigation has been launched after a man was left dying in the street following an attack by drunken yobs. The man, who was in his 50s, had been walking his dog in Inglewood Avenue, Marske, when police...
Projects Praised ...for Breaking Barriers
Byline: By MICHELLE RUANE PROJECTS in the Tees Valley have been praised for their efforts in promoting equality and human rights. The praise comes from Sir Trevor Phillips, who chairs the newly established Equality and Human Rights Commission....
RACING PREVIEW: Desert in Red Hot Form
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW NORTHERN DESERT has rediscovered his love of racing with Sean Curran and can find the back of the net at Lingfield. A switch of yard has rekindled his enthusiasm for the game with a good fourth over an inadequate trip...
Scale of Problem Is Huge - Report
HEART disease in Middlesbrough is an industrial sized problem that needs an industrial sized solution, says the Health Scrutiny Panel's report. It says that James Cook University Hospital is delivering twice as many primary coronary interventions...
SPEEDWAY: Aussie Ace Ty Signs to Ride for Bears
Byline: By MARTIN NEAL EXCITING new signing Ty Proctor can make a big impact in his first season of Premier League racing. That's the message from Redcar Bears co-promoter Glyn Taylor after winning the race for the young Aussie's signature. ...
TEEN NETS FILM ROLE; Calum Logs on to Win Star Future
Byline: By JOANNA DESIRA A NORTH Yorkshire student has rubbed shoulders with some of Britain's top acting talent after winning a role in internet-generated film. Calum Chalmers, 19, from Great Ayton, won one of 10 minor parts cast from users...
The Ref Cost Us; in Association with DARUNGTON Penney Blast as Quakers Slump to Defeat
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON must wait to find out whether the damage that was inflicted on their promotion push in yesterday's 3-1 defeat at Rochdale will spill over into further trouble. Manager Dave Penney and stand-in skipper Alan...
The Technique That Saves Lives
MORE heart attack victims are to benefit from a life-saving treatment pioneered in the North-east as an award winning initiative rolls out across the region. Angioplasty involves taking patients straight to a heart attack centre for an operation...
Warning of Tough Times
Byline: By SUE SCOTT NEARLY three quarters of companies believe business will be tougher in 2008, according to research from Barclays Commercial Bank, while leading economists predicted today that Britain was facing the most difficult economic conditions...
We're All Deeply Dippy
Byline: By MARIE LEVY THE wet weather did nothing to stop Teessiders plunging into the sea for their favourite charities. Crowds lined Saltburn pier to see the fundraising action as New Year dippers ran into the waves with their pets to raise...
What Does 2008 Hold for You? in the First of a Three-Part Series Peeking into the Future, Astrologer Claire Petulengro Takes a Look at What the New Year Holds for Four Star Signs
Byline: Claire Petulengro CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) HIGH POINTS You're questioning who you are and what you want. You're also willing to show a far more honest face to the world. This is your year to make your fortune. The contacts...
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