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 29, 2008

Abdul Sets Sights on Ultimate Fight Role
MIXED martial artist Abdul Mohamed is set to find out in a fortnight if he has landed a place on The Ultimate Fighter 9 series. The Middlesbrough lightweight was interviewed for a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) reality TV show...
ARE WE CURSED? as Tragedy Hits Little Megan's Family Again, Her Heartbroken Uncle Asks EXCLUSIVE
Byline: By Chief Writer BARBARA ARGUMENT THE GRIEVING uncle of young Teesside blaze victim Megan Yates told today how his family has been torn to shreds by tragedy. A devastated Anthony Yates asked: "Is my family cursed? Right now I feel things...
Arriva Rides High but Tees Depot Faces Axe
Byline: By BUSINESS REPORTERS NEWS that Arriva had shrugged off recessionary woes to report a 6.3% increase in revenues for its UK regional bus business in the first nine months of the year came as little comfort to staff at its Loftus Road depot...
Award Is Cherry on the Cake; John Cooks Up a New Life A BRILLIANT CAREER IN TEES VALLEY in Association with Fish4jobs
Byline: By KAREN McLAUCHLAN A TEESSIDE man has won a national learning award having turned his life around after 10 years of unemployment. John Cook, 32, from Ormesby in Middlesbrough, was successful in the Skills for Work category at the National...
Basketball: BIG CATS BATTLE; Lions Go Down Fighting Middlesbrough Lions 54 Durham Wildcats 59
MIDDLESBROUGH Lions put up a brave fight in their first home game at Eston Sports Academy. Visitors Durham Wildcats came in as a last-minute change in the scheduled National Founders Cup game due to be played against Westleigh Warriorz, and it was...
BEACON FOR THE LEAGUE ALWAYS; Boro Will Stay a Part of the Town
Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR CHIEF executive Keith Lamb has insisted that the Boro have no intentions of inviting foreign investment into the club. Lamb revealed that chairman Steve Gibson was determined to keep the Boro an integral part of the community...
BOY KILLED IN ROAD HORROR; Youngster, 8, Victim of Trunk Road Tragedy
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE A BOY has died in a horror accident on Teesside's busiest trunk route. The eight-year-old was with a group of pals trying to cross the A19 between Teesside Retail Park and Whinney Banks, Middlesbrough, when he ran into...
Campaign Needs Fans' Support
THOUSANDS of people have now backed an anti-violence campaign launched after the killing of a popular Thornaby man. Friends and family of Gavin Robinson were spurred into action following his tragic death and subsequent 18-month sentencing of his...
College Riding a Wave of Success
STUDENTS at a Tees Valley college will take part in an innovative enterprise training scheme next month aimed at boosting their skills and improving their employability. And local businesses are being asked to get involved. The Ride The Wave...
Convicted of Raping My Daughter but Given Just 21 Months ... You Get More for Twocking; Parents Are Outraged at Prison Term
Byline: By SAM BEATTIE THE parents of a 12-year-old girl who was plied with vodka and raped following a teenage disco today said her attacker's sentence is "unbelievable". Thomas Elliott was jailed for 21 months after he admitted raping a child...
Cracking the Code; Apprenticeship Puts Girls on Route to Job
Byline: By KAREN McLAUCHLAN WHEN it came to finding jobs, and taking their learning a step further, teenagers Megan Bloom and Charlotte Kitching certainly got cracking. The girls, who are both 19, are employed as clinical coders at James Cook...
Employment Issues
Byline: Joe Michna, Hartlepool Citizens' Advice Bureau manager PARENTAL LEAVE Q. What is parental leave? A.Most working parents are entitled to at least 13 weeks leave to look after children aged five and under born or adopted on or after...
Family Life: Sweet Treats; What Will You Be Handing out This Halloween?
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD Trick or treat... what are you giving ghouls on your doorstep this Halloween? asks JOANNE WELFORD THIS year for the first time, five-year-old Toby Radcliffe is planning to get dressed up in his scary best at Halloween....
Funds Fall Short; Hospice's Plans Are Put on Hold
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN PLANS for a vital extension at a Teesside hospice have been hit by the credit crunch. Work on the pounds 750,000 building at the Butterwick Hospice base in Hardwick, Stockton, was due to start next month. But staff...
GIVE US SOME SPACE; Residents Demand Own Street Parking Places
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN RESIDENTS and businesses are calling for immediate action over parking mayhem in central Middlesbrough. And Mayor Ray Mallon has admitted he has seen residents so worried about losing a space they had placed a settee...
Heavenly Times for Ayresome Angels! New Book Recalls How Boro Were Born Again IN ASSOCIATION WITH M C
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR THE legendary season of 1966-67 will be long remembered as the moment when the Boro regained its self respect. The humiliating spectre of relegation, when the photos of all the "guilty men" Boro board of directors were plastered...
IT'S AN HONOUR; Region's Best Are Recognised by Uni
Byline: By SAM BEATTIE WHAT have Mavis from Coronation Street and a world record-breaking mountaineer got in common? Give up? They're among the five leading lights to be given an Honorary Degree from the University of Teesside. Middlesbrough-born...
Josh's Charity Cycle Challenge
A CARING grandson has got on his bike for a fundraising challenge. Schoolboy Josh Montoro-Bailes, 14, is cycling from Workington in Cumbria to Sunderland in aid of a deserving cause. Josh, of Yarm, was spurred into action by his grandma's illness....
Keep a Watch on Your Kids; Police Warn on Fireworks
Byline: By SIMON WALTON MORE than 8,000 letters have been sent to parents warning about misbehaviour among youngsters in the run-up to Bonfire Night. Chief Inspector Chris Sadler, of Redcar and Cleveland neighbourhood police, has sent out the...
Make Our Wish Come True; Tokens to Help People Breathe Easy Wish 08 Cash for Your Community
Byline: By MARIE LEVY The race to claim part of a pounds 30,000 pot of cash is hotting up. Today we publish the latest figures showing how some of your groups are getting on in our Wish campaign. Still in the lead is Abbie's Love with 12,000...
Meredith's Killer Jailed; Two More Face Murder Trial
A UNIVERSITY town drifter started a 30-year prison sentence today for the murder of exchange student Meredith Kercher. Rudy Guede, 21, originally from the Ivory Coast, was sentenced last night for the killing in Perugia, Italy, last November. ...
NO WAY THROUGH; Boss Hails a Winning Display by Defenders HARTLEPOOL UNITED F.C
Byline: By ADAM STEEL DANNY Wilson paid tribute to a "controlled and measured" defensive performance after Hartlepool climbed up to ninth with a 1-0 win at Carlisle. James Brown's first-half goal gave Pools their fourth consecutive League One...
Queen Can Rule Roost; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW PETER MAKIN has endured a frustrating season with his smart mare Harvest Queen but he has found her an ideal opportunity in the EBF Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield (2.40). The five-year-old has been a solid...
See the Sun Next Year. Go to Norway
Byline: Dave Robson HAVE you planned next year's summer holiday yet? We'll be off to sunny Norway. Yes, sunny Norway. Family reasons and all that. But Norway in summer is God's own country. Dispel thoughts of frozen Norwegians packed into...
Sights on a Pounds 2m Target
Byline: By JEZ DAVISON A DARLINGTON entrepreneur who has built a pounds 2m electrical goods business by the age of 18 is hoping to generate pounds 2m profits in two years after announcing a new online venture. James Ritchie-Bland claims LL Connect...
Skipper: 'Health above Wealth' STANFORD SERIES CRICKET
ENGLAND captain Kevin Pietersen insists his players will be honest about their health for this weekend's EUR20m showdown after a warm-up victory disrupted by illness. Pietersen's team overcame the effects of a stomach bug sweeping through their...
Smooth Service; Agreement Is Passport to Learning
THOUSANDS of students are being offered a passport to higher education as the North-east cements its reputation as one of the best places in the country to study. Darlington College is the latest to sign a new agreement with the University of Teesside...
Sport World
Boxing REDCAR'S Gavin Reid will be out for revenge after landing a shot at the English super bantamweight title. The 29-year-old challenges Mark Moran, who inflicted one of his two professional defeats, in Wigan next Friday. Moran was originally...
Students Celebrate Graduation
TTE Technical Training Group has seen the first learners graduate from its Tees Valley Production Technician studentship course. The students have completed the four-year course - run by TTE on behalf of 11 major companies in the area. The apprenticeship...
THE BIG MATCH; Boro V Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium Tonight, 8pm
KNOW THE FORM BORO bounced back from their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea to produce a gritty display at Blackburn Rovers last Saturday. They looked likely to take all three points, thanks to Afonso Alves' stunning strike, until conceding...
There Is Nothing to Slow the Traffic near to My Son's School; Mum Calls for Safety Measures
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN CONCERNED parents are calling for more road safety measures after a near-miss outside a school. Cars line the side of the Cowpen Lane dual carriageway in Billingham as parents drop off their children at St John the Evangelist...
THEY'RE BACK; ...but City Aim to Put Record Straight BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW
MANCHESTER City will be out to lay the ghost of one of their most humiliating defeats when they take on Boro at the Riverside Stadium tonight. Five months ago City were thrashed 8-1 on Teesside as they downed tools too early on the final day of...
They're Class! Caring Pupils in for Awards COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS the People's Awards Sponsored by BARCLAYS
Byline: MIKE MORGAN reports NO FEWER than FIVE nominations have been received from Guisborough's Laurence Jackson School for the Evening Gazette's prestigious Young Community Champion category. MIKE MORGAN reports. HELPING struggling children...
WE CAN DO THIS; RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP England Have Learned, Says Rob
SCRUM-HALF Rob Burrow is confident England can defy their critics and beat World Cup favourites Australia on Sunday. Tony Smith's side failed to impress in a narrow victory over group outsiders Papua New Guinea last weekend and will be big underdogs...
We Did What We Thought Was Right; Bosses Defend the Decision to Move Sarah
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN COUNCIL officials have defended their decision to move a 101-year-old widow from her Teesside care home. Elderly Sarah Rutter left Parkview Care Home in Thornaby in a black cab, less than 24 hours after Stockton Council...
YOU'RE LOVIN' IT! Teessiders Show Their Boro Pride
Byline: By MARK WELFORD TEESSIDERS around the world have been snapping up merchandise in support of a campaign celebrating Middlesbrough. Requests have flooded in from as far afield as Australia, the USA, and Hong Kong for the must have lovemiddlesbrough...
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