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 March 21, 2008

60 Second Guide to Your Week Ahead
Days Out: Teesside hall mark of quality Rooms with a view of history Some great attractions are often right under our noses on our own doorstep and, just minutes from central Middlesbrough, a Teesside treasure has opened its doors for the new...
Adventure Bike with a Touch of Italian Cool; on Two Wheels
Byline: By HARRIET RIDLEY I WAS oddly apprehensive on my way to the Italian launch of Moto Guzzi's brand new adventure bike, the Stelvio. I'd felt vertically challenged for the first time in my life the day I'd scrambled aboard BMW's R1200GS...
A Premium Convertible; Motoring World
Byline: By BARRIE MILLS THERE are many confusing things about the UK market for convertibles. One is that such a market exists at all, given that our climate is best described as damp. Another is that so many people think that owning a car...
Barbara Argument
Byline: barbara LOOK. Most of the world believes Heather Mills is well and truly off her trolley. Yet amongst the madness of the McCartney-Mills divorce there is something absolutely sane. Every woman I know would happily do just as she did...
CLIFF FALL HORROR; Student Feared for His Life
Byline: SARAH JUDD AN "adrenaline junkie" who climbed a cliff without ropes told how he thought he would die as the rock crumbled beneath him. Aaron Williams, 20, from Middleton St George, fell 30ft from a cliff between Nigg Bay and Cove in Aberdeen,...
Cricket: WIN IN SIGHT; Vaughan Seeking Early Advantage
ENGLAND are hoping to exploit the anxiety and nervousness of New Zealand's two debutants as they attempt to claim an early advantage in the final Test. The tourists hold the momentum after fighting back to level the series with a 126-run triumph...
DAD'S KILLERS STILL FREE; Teen's Attack Death Remains Unresolved
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By ANDY PASSANT JUSTICE continues to evade the killers of a young dad in a Teesside street attack nearly two years ago. An inquest has recorded a verdict that Daniel Ransom, 17, was unlawfully killed. He suffered fatal injuries...
Day Out: Rooms with a View.Of History; Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough
ATEESSIDE treasure has opened its doors for the new season, but when did you last take a look at what Ormesby Hall has to offer? All too often we forget to pay a visit to the great attractions right here on our own doorstep. Ormesby Hall is just...
Easter Bunny Hops to Charities' Help
KINDHEARTED Teessiders have been going the eggstra mile to help charities celebrate Easter. Employees at the Virgin Media centre in Preston Farm collected 80 Easter eggs to present to the Butterwick Hospice. Sian McGregor, contact centre manager...
Eating Out: Touching Base Is So Thin and Tasty; Pizza Express: Teesside Retail Park
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports: THE number of places to eat out continues to grow at Teesside Park so, in the interests of research, the girls from work and I had a teatime testing session to see what one of the more recent additions had to offer....
Family Life Parenting; DEBBIE McCABE
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD DEBBIE McCABE of Stockton is mum to Finn, nine, and Elle, eight, and is franchise and marketing manager for Chips video games chain. "I think your son is probably just finding his feet. You...
Family Life Parenting; Kids'stuff
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD ENCOURAGE your children to get creative with the new Junior Sequin Art. The fun craft set is designed especially for children, making it easy to create perfect results every time. All you...
Family Life Parenting; Supermam
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD Q MY four-year-old son has all of a sudden become very aggressive with his behaviour. He started school in January and up until then had been pretty well behaved and calm. Recently he has become...
FAREWELL TO MUM AND SON; Mourners Pay Last Respects
Byline: By ANDY PASSANT FAMILY and friends said their final farewells to a devoted mother and son who died within hours of each other. The Hepple family were hit by a devastating double tragedy with the deaths of mum Pauline and her son John....
Football: It's Tommy Gun; Strike Force Pull Trigger in Association with DARLINGTON
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON strikers Tommy Wright and Pawel Abbott are ready to blast the side to promotion - if they can maintain the form they showed last weekend when the side visits Chester tomorrow. The dynamic duo gave an indication...
Football: Not Just the Ref; THE WHISTLE BLOWER Players' Mistakes Prove Costly Too
Byline: JEFF WINTER SOME people think that I support referees no matter what decisions they give. That is far from the truth. In fact the number of mistakes that have occurred this season is far from acceptable. I do a column for a weekly...
Football: Stop the Mind Games - Rafa; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
RAFAEL Benitez has accused Sir Alex Ferguson of attempting to manipulate referee Steve Bennett ahead of Liverpool's trip to Manchester United on Sunday. United boss Ferguson has repeatedly called for star player Cristiano Ronaldo to receive more...
Football: THE BIG MATCH; Boro V Derby at the Riverside Stadium, Tomorrow, 3pm
KNOW THE FORM TWO impressive away draws at Aston Villa and Arsenal have given the club and its supporters renewed optimism after their humiliating FA Cup exit to Cardiff two weeks ago. Gareth Southgate's side recorded unfancied 1-1 draws in both...
Football: Victory Would Be Giant Step Says Boss; in Association With: MSV SPORT
Byline: By PHILIP TALLENTIRE GARETH Southgate believes victory over Derby will go a long way to securing Boro's Premier League future. While Derby areas good as down, draws at Aston Villa and Arsenal have left tomorrow's hosts six points clear...
Football: WHEATS' PRIDE; All My Dreams Have Come True, Says Boro Star after England Call
Byline: By PHILIP TALLENTIRE DAVID Wheater says his shock England call-up is the icing on the cake of a sensational year. Just 12 months ago, the Redcar 21-year-old was coming to the end of a successful loan spell with League Two outfit Darlington...
Forester with All the Trimmings; Motoring World
Byline: By JACKIE VIOLET WHILE we were tucking into our roast turkey with all the trimmings last Christmas Subaru officially opened its showroom doors in Japan to unveil its new Forester. But we have had to wait to experience the new Subaru which...
Freddie's Twin Peek; Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles
BASED on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, which reveal an alternative reality full of goblins and ogres, dazzling computer effects bring the fantastical denizens of this realm to life in this rollicking fairy tale full of magic and mystery....
Future of Tees Valley Is Backed
A RESOUNDING vote of confidence in the future of the Tees Valley has been delivered by a Government minister. John Healey, the local Government minister, is also taking on the role as the champion in Westminster of a new agreement between the Government...
Girl Torque: Women Are Closet Motorists; Right Car, Right Price in Association with Chevrolet
Byline: By JACKIE VIOLET DID you realise that an average of pounds 129 worth of personal items are being left in our cars on a daily basis? This is probably not too surprising as research conducted by insurance firm Sheila's Wheels claims that...
Hair's What Tracy Did to Help Kids
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN A MUM from Norton took a bold step for a cause close to her heart. By waving farewell to her crowning glory, brave Tracy Simpson raised pounds 1,000 for Daisy Chain. She decided to help the Norton-based charity, which...
Horse Racing: V for Lincoln Victory; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW DONCASTER heralds the start of the new flat season and it is the Richard Hannon team who can claim first blood in the William Hill Lincoln (4.00). Vitznau looks placed to run a big race on Town Moor in what is usually...
I'm a Step Closer to Taking My Grandkids on Holiday; but Couldn't There Be an Easier Way to Show I'm British Asks Les
Byline: SAM BEATTIE A GRANDAD who has lived in England for almost 44 years has finally convinced the government of his "Britishness" - by passing a multiple choice quiz. Hungarian-born Les Polyak settled in Middlesbrough with his brother and...
It's Not Just a Ball Pool in a Pub We're Planning
Byline: By DAVE ROBSON A COUPLE wanting a soft play complex on a Teesside business park explained today why they are to appeal after their plans were rejected. As reported in the Gazette, Redcar and Cleveland Council's planning committee threw...
Latest Alfa Romeo Says Me Too; Motoring World
ALFA Romeo is to bring a new compact car to the UK early next year to challenge the dominance of Ford's Focus - with the curious name of Mi.To. It may sound like a typically Italian enigma but the name is actually just as pedestrian as Maserati's...
Maserati Says 'Move over Darling' Motoring World
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES LUXURY car maker Maserati is aiming to increase its share of a sector of the UK new car market that it says is declining rapidly. Amid growing environmental hostility towards high-powered gas guzzlers, the Italian supercar...
Mercedes Sport Worth Keeping in Mind; Full Chat
Byline: By STEVE ORME SCIENTISTS in California say they are on the verge of developing a device that reads minds. Can you imagine being wired up to a machine on the dash giving you a picture of what other drivers are thinking? Are there those...
Motor Racing: Write off Ferrari at Our Peril - Lewis; FORMULA ONE
LEWIS Hamilton says he fully expects Ferrari to bounce back at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after their disastrous start to the Formula One season in Melbourne. Both Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa retired from the Australian Grand Prix with...
Movies: Leo Is a Man on a Mission! Coming Soon: The 11th Hour
Byline: Ellie Genower reports: YOU'RE a Hollywood heartthrob with the world at your feet, a model on your arm and Oscar nominations in the bag. So what on Earth do you have to be worried about? Well, the Earth actually. Titanic star Leonardo...
Movies: Your Verdict: The Accidental Husband
CRITIC: Elise Brunton, 22, a trainee journalist from Linthorpe in Middlesbrough. REVIEW: This is a "popcorn movie" - fun while it lasts but ultimately forgettable. Personally, though, I quite like popcorn movies. I like the experience of going to...
MPs AND PO VOTE; They Defend Stands over Closures
Byline: By SIMON WALTON TEESSIDE MPs who have opposed the closure of local post offices today defended their decisions not to join a mass rebellion among Labour ranks over national plans. A Conservative proposal to suspend the closure of 2,500...
Music: Broken Bone Broke Dream; Gig of the Week: Dodgy
Byline: Andrew Pain reports: REUNITED feelgood Britpop rockers DODGY begin their first tour back together here in the Tees Valley tonight. Just two days before they were due to go out on their Water Under The Bridge Tour 2007, guitarist Andy...
Music: DJ Selling Point; Clubbing
Byline: Andrew Pain reports: KISSY SELL OUT (pictured right) will be playing at the Empire in Middlesbrough on Bank Holiday Sunday - entry is pounds 10. Kissy Sell Out emerged from the MySpace generation of cool nerds and sonic visionaries. A...
Music: Life and Times; Coming Soon: Jake Shillingford
JAKE SHILLINGFORD is heading to The Knights in Middlesbrough a week tonight to promote the release of his new album Written Large. Jake (left) will be accompanied by gifted pianist Toni Krauss in what will be a highly anticipated show. It has been...
Music: On the Beat: Rob Nichols
THANKS to Chris Bartley for alerting me to an amazing broadcast on Resonance FM, the London art music station which uprooted to Middlesbrough for the recent AV 08 Festival and broadcast from mima. Resonance highlights the exciting, cutting edge...
Music: Social Eyes a Real Blast; Also Playing: Hatcham Social
ON record and in appearance, HATCHAM SOCIAL are the archetypal twee 1980s-worshipping indie band. The band are all patterned jumpers, jangly guitar melodies and sway-along drums. Reckoned to be one of the hottest things to come out of London...
Music: Ticking over; Also Playing: Clockwork
Byline: Andrew Pain reports: THOSE Scouse rockers CLOCKWORK will headline tonight's Shine Like Stars gig at the Ku Bar in Stockton. Fresh from supporting The Music and Vampire Weekend, Clockwork bring influences from the likes of Joy Division...
No Love Lost as Trio Clash; Northern League
Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS A TRIO of tasty Teesside tussles kick-off tomorrow as STOKESLEY take on THORNABY looking for revenge. Revived Stokesley will be looking to torpedo the second division promotion hopes of their high-flying visitors as...
Oh Brother.! It's 27 Brides
Byline: Neil Bonner reports: SHE'S always the bridesmaid, never the bride ... that's the hard luck story of Katherine Heigl in her latest film 27 DRESSES. Yes, she plays bridesmaid to 27 friends - sometimes at the rate of two wedding ceremonies...
Old Execs Can Be Fun; Right Car, Right Price
Byline: By MATT TUMBRIDGE MOST motorists on a budget look for something sensible. Which is why so many buy Golfs, Astras and the like. Nothing wrong with that, but if you are a little bit brave, you can have some seriously exciting cars for...
PAT PALS TURN TO MR MEN; New Tees Comedy Take Hits Web
Byline: By KAREN FAUGHEY THE CREATORS of the controversial Boro Pat videos are taking their talents elsewhere after launching a new Mr Men parody. Andy Corfield and Neil McLoughlin were bitterly disappointed when the bosses at YouTube removed...
Reviews: DVDs & Videos
Byline: Alan Little reports: THE COUNTERFEITERS (15) **** SUBTITLES are no obstacle to enjoying Die Falscher, Stefan Ruzowitzky's compelling drama recounting the true story of World War II's most audacious scam - a Nazi bid to destabilise...
Sword Sore Point; Review: Meet the Spartans
LINDSAY Lohan and Paris Hilton can breathe easy - the search for the year's worst film is over and they are nowhere to be seen in Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer's film. Their likenesses appear in the awful spoof of sword and sandals romp 300,...
Take Out: Imani's, Borough Road, Middlesbrough
Byline: Doug Moody reports: BECAUSE of our passion for food from the sub-continent we couldn't wait to try out a new restaurant on Borough Road in Middlesbrough. Imani's menu claims the use of carefully selected herbs, spices and fresh meat daily,...
Thriller on Tees; Boro's Set for Time in Limelight
Byline: By MIKE BLACKBURN A NEW star-studded movie could put Middlesbrough on the map the way Atonement did for Redcar. The Tournament, a EUR7m all-action film starring Robert Carlyle from Trainspotting and Ving Rhames from Pulp Fiction, is due...
TON UP FOR SCOUTS; 100 Years on and Still Doing Their Best
Byline: By MIKE MORGAN HUTTON Rudby Scouts have celebrated a historic centenary. More than 50 past and present scouts, cub and beaver leaders and helpers joined a celebration at Church House. The event included a display of a range of scouting...
'VICTORY FOR COMMONSENSE' No to Town Centre Home Plan
Byline: By MIKE MORGAN PROTESTERS are today celebrating victory over a housing scheme which they say would have ruined an historic Georgian corner of Stokesley. Businessman Joe Essex and his wife Michelle wanted to build five new houses with...
Villagers All Ready to Host Jinxed Tie; WEARSIDE LEAGUE
WOLVISTON are ready for a late switch of venue as they make a FIFTH trip to Windscale for a much delayed League Cup encounter. Weather-beaten Wolviston have been left frustrated four times before as they set off over the Pennines for the game only...
Vision for Learning
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA IN the last of our four-part series on the radical pounds 150m modernisation of Stockton's secondary schools, Education Reporter JOANNA DESIRA takes a look at the vision for central Stockton - part of the Government's Building...
Walks: Open Up Mineral Deposits; Danby and Clitherbeck Distance: 5 1/2 Miles
Byline: Bob Woodhouse reports: MOORLAND paths on the north side of Danby thread through old mineral workings to open up a whole range of all round views. Starting from Danby village store we walk past the Duke of Wellington Inn and cross the road...
Workers Find a 'Mini Torpedo'
BOMB disposal experts were called to deal with a "mini torpedo" uncovered by two workers clearing a house. Coast and Country Housing environmental impact workers Sam Cuthbert and Kevin Lee, got the shock of their lives when they found the unexploded...
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