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 February 27, 2009

60 Second Guide to Your Week Ahead
Very timely current account Film: Bank on Owen to bust bad bankers Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen, pictured with co-star Naomi Watts) uncovers evidence of very serious infringements within one of the world's most powerful banks, but...
A Girl Born on Teesside Who Won the Hearts of So Many Fans; Screen Icon Dies after Losing Cancer Battle
Byline: By JOHN SUTTON WENDY RICHARD, the Middlesbrough-born actress whose role as Pauline Fowler in EastEnders made her a household name, has died aged 65. The star revealed in October she was battling cancer, and as a dying wish, wed husband...
A Paradox of Inner Space; Full Chat
Byline: By STEVE ORME IN times of adversity the human animal is inclined to look towards the stars. During a particularly bad outbreak of cat flu, for instance, the Egyptians discovered that by building a large pyramid and leaving a slit in one...
A Song for Baby P; Rea Track 'To Raise NSPCC Funds'
Byline: By CHRIS HOLE MIDDLESBROUGH rocker Chris Rea's song Tell Me There's A Heaven looks set to be re-released in memory of tragic toddler Baby P. A campaign has been launched on social networking site Facebook to have the 1989 song re-released...
Banking on Great Timing; Review: The International
COULD the timing be more perfect for a conspiracy thriller that paints the banking community as moustache-twirling villains? With the blame for the credit crunch being levelled squarely at financial institutions, which allowed savers to borrow well...
Banking on Owen! Film of the Week: The International
Byline: Kate Whiting reports MAYBE it's the cup of tea in front of him, the way he thoughtfully strokes his chin as he speaks, or the genuine vigour in his voice, but Clive Owen seems surprisingly normal. The ruggedly good-looking actor has come...
Believe Urges Gareth; in Association With: BOSE MSV SONY
Byline: By ERIC PAYLOR GARETH Southgate today challenged his re-born team to believe they can beat title-chasing Liverpool at the Riverside tomorrow. Boro face a mammoth task against the rampant Scousers, but Southgate is banking on his team...
Boxing: NIKI LEADS THE REDCAR CHARGE
Byline: by ADAM STEEL NIKI WILEY claimed the Tyne, Tees and Wear cruiserweight title as Redcar ABC celebrated five winners from 12 bouts on their show at Coatham Bowl. Wiley made it fourth time lucky with a 5-2 victory over old foe Karl Thompson,...
BRAVERY IS REWARDED; Security Guard Given Pounds 250 for Tackling Armed Shopper
A STORE security guard who tackled a man armed with a knife was given a pounds 250 reward for his bravery. Michael Donohue was on duty late at night at the Sainsbury's store in North Ormesby when he saw the man acting suspiciously, repeatedly pushing...
Coast Link Boosts Port
PD Ports has launched a coastal feeder service from Felixstowe to Teesport as part of its campaign to put the Northern Gateway Project on the international shipping map. Logical Link will run two sailings a week, bringing up to 2,500 containers...
Come in No 89! Main Stage: Comedy/Theatre
FANS of musicals have a choice of shows next week. Pictured in rehearsals, Stockton Stage Society will be heading to Billingham's Forum Theatre with their production of OKLAHOMA which opens on Monday and runs until Saturday, March 7. Now in its...
CREWS AT RISK; Figures Show the Dangers Facing Ambulance Staff
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE MIDDLESBROUGH is Teesside's most dangerous town for ambulance crews making 999 house calls. Shocking figures released by the North East Ambulance Service reveal there are a total of 21 addresses where crews are at risk...
Cricket: Ton-Up Strauss Feeling Happy
CAPTAIN Andrew Strauss revealed "the percentages were in our favour" after striking his 16th Test hundred to give England control in their must-win fourth Test against West Indies. England begin the second day on 301 for three after Strauss' fourth...
Crowning Glory; Coming Soon: Young Victoria
Byline: Tim Oglethorpe reports THE name Martin Scorsese appears prominently on the credits for the very British movie THE YOUNG VICTORIA. Surely not THE Martin Scorsese, the Italian/American film producer with hard-edged movies such as Raging...
DOUBLE FIRE RESCUE; Two Men Lucky to Be Alive after Blazes
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE and MIKE BLACKBURN A PENSIONER and a young man were lucky to be alive today after they were involved in two dramatic fire rescues. The elderly man was brought out unconscious from his home at Ragpath Lane, Stockton...
Downing Gives Kids a Lesson to Remember
STEWART DOWNING is said to have a telepathic understanding with his team-mates, so he knows just how vital good communications are. As well as inspiring young footballers across Teesside with his on-field skills, the England winger is also keen...
DVDs & Videos; Eating Out/Reviews
Byline: Alan Little reports PRIDE AND GLORY (15) *** GAVIN O'Connor's gritty thriller which pounds the beat in New York City is shot predominantly on hand-held cameras to maintain uncomfortable, close proximity to the action. When four cops are...
Events: Drawing on the Best Art; New Exhibitions Showcase at Mima
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports: WITH hundreds of artworks and more than 20 artists, mima's latest exhibition showcase is set to be its biggest to date. The wraps come off two major shows at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art today and...
Events: Tribute to Iraq Fallen; New Exhibitions Showcase at Mima
AN ARTWORK commemorating British servicemen and women killed in Iraq, including many from the North-east, is being brought to mima. The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity, is backing the display of QUEEN AND COUNTRY at mima from...
Football: PRESSURE IS ON REDS; Stew Backs Boro to Hit Liverpool on the Break
Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS CUP cracker Stewart Downing believes big boys Liverpool will be the team under pressure at the Riverside tomorrow. Downing, who scored a sizzling free-kick to spark an emphatic FA Cup KO of West Ham on Wednesday, says...
Holidays: Riches of India; Went to Find the Rich Culture of Mumbai - the Setting for Oscar-Winning Slumdog Millionaire - and Discover Other Vibrant Indian Cities
Byline: GABRIELLE FAGAN My holiday ALTHOUGH its grander parts compare with Chelsea, you won't stroll for long in other parts of the teeming Indian city of Mumbai before you bump into real life versions of the characters who make Slumdog Millionaire...
Hop in for Bit of Roo Meat. Walkabout: Middlesbrough Town Centre Eating Out/Reviews
Byline: Gary Coning reports WITH a new menu recently launched at Walkabout, a group of work colleagues and I decided to see what this town centre pub had to offer. Time was tight on our lunch break so we had pre-ordered, although you can order...
Horse Racing: Super Star Is in the Ascendancy; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW STARZAAN can shrug off a 315-day absence and make a glorious return to action in the totesport.com Gold Cup Handicap (3.10) at Newbury. Hughie Morrison's 10-year-old does not have many miles on the clock for a horse of...
ICE WORK, ROB; 'Green Warrior' Heads to the Wilds of Frozen Antarctica
Byline: By RON LIVINGSTONE INTREPID office worker Rob Goforth will swap the comfort of his desk for the Antarctic wastes next month. Rob, 29, was selected to be part of a 10-strong team of employees of energy provider npower for the epic voyage....
It's Ridiculous; Victim Gives His Verdict on the CPS Decision to Drop Attack Case
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN A STUDENT who was viciously attacked in a Teesside nightspot spoke of his disappointment after his case was dropped. Chris Curry, from Billingham, was assaulted by a stranger as he waited at the bar in the Cornerhouse...
Kia Soul Dares to Be Different; Motoring World
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES KIA says that the unusual-looking new Soul is so different from anything else on the road that it defies being conventionally categorised and fits into none of the motor industry's neat pigeon holes. In the very next breath...
Less Money Than a Travel Card; on Two Wheels
Byline: By HARRIET RIDLEY IT'S been a long, dark winter. Freezing conditions have forced me onto the trains and tubes for daily commute. To say I'm thrilled to see a glimmer of warmer weather and to be back on two wheels is an understatement....
More or Bore
THE column YOU write yourself! If you fancy a go at More or Bore simply send 400-500 words to the Editor, Evening Gazette, Borough Road, Middlesbrough or email: editor@eveninggazette.co.uk. BUT BE PREPARED to write MORE... If you win the readers'...
Motor Dealer Saves Six Local Jobs; Talk of the Trade Right Car, Right Price
A LOCAL car dealer group is bucking the air of despondency in the motor sector by recruiting staff who were made redundant when a nearby Honda centre went out of business. RMB Toyota, whose head office is in Stockton, has recruited six former employees...
Mum to Run for Tragic Lauren; ...and for Special School
Byline: By CHRIS HOLE A MUM is training hard as she prepares to run this year's Redcar Half Marathon in memory of her young daughter. Karen Keen from Guisborough will be putting on her training shoes and running in tribute to daughter Lauren...
Music: Dreaming of the Sixties. Gig of the Week: You Were Made for Me Show
Byline: Andrew Pain reports THIS weekend will see the arrival of some legendary '60s musicians on Teesside. The You Were Made For Me show at Eston Labour Club on Sunday night is a two hour show featuring the talents of THE DREAMERS, THE TEMPLE...
Music Man Honoured; Mayor Hands over Top Award
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN THE founder of a nationally-recognised youth choir received a standing ovation as he accepted a Mayor's Award for services to music. Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon dropped in on a rehearsal of the Cleveland Philharmonic...
Music: On the Beat: Robert Nichols
THE Westgarth Social Club was pretty packed for WOODPIGEON'S landing from Canada, but would The Kids Are Solid Gold's promotion actually live up to the hype? It was a false start when Ryan Spendlove of The Blueskins cried off late doors but ELAINE...
Music: Sound Bites
KENT based rockers IT HUGS BACK are headlining Club Strut at Inside Out in Darlington tonight. The band have recently signed to 4AD records - home of The Pixies and The Breeders - and were described by Time Out as "Promising, slacker toned dream...
No Pain, No Gain for Pair
TWO brave Boro lads had a hair-erasing experience in the middle of a busy shopping centre. Robin Bennett and Ian Kirton were both given a full body wax in front of crowds in the Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, as they bravely raised funds...
OAP CLEARED; Man Walks Free from Sex Offence Trial
Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT A WAR veteran accused of inviting schoolgirls to expose themselves was the victim of gossip, scandal and speculation, a jury heard. Widower George Vipond, 84, was cleared of all charges at Teesside Crown Court yesterday...
Online Views; TS Talk
Comments from across our 20 TS community websites: Much-loved Middlesbrough woman, Julie McLay, passed away in her sleep aged 45, following a two year battle with cancer. On TS6 a moving tribute was posted. It read: "Together as a group of...
Our Amazing Eye in the Sky; Force Hails Pounds 1.5m Copter Lifeline
Byline: By SIMON WALTON POLICE chiefs today hailed the importance of the force helicopter in fighting crime and saving lives on Teesside. Cleveland Police welcomed news that it was to receive at least pounds 1.5m from the Government to help meet...
Parents' Panel; in Association with YouDidntDidYou.Com
Byline: Compiled by MARIE TURBILL and JOANNE WELFORD ALLISON CLOCHERTY, a multi-media assistant, lives in Billingham with her daughters, Jessica, 10, and Evie, three, and partner Chris... "THE difficulty is how you explain why someone so young...
Penney Bids to Rebuild Morale
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON manager Dave Penney and his inspirational skipper Steve Foster face a huge task in rebuilding shattered morale during the long trip to Exeter City. The players will make their longest trip of the season...
PLAY IT AGAIN; THE WHISTLE BLOWER Remember That Performance at Anfield IN ASSOCIATION WITH WELLS INTECRATED CABLING SYSTEMS
Byline: JEEF WINTER MANCHESTER United have finally conceded a league goal so, who knows, Boro could finally score one when they host Liverpool tomorrow? Wednesday's performance was like those of the early season days of hope. Boro were fluent...
Rates Fight Is Backed
Byline: By SUE SCOTT CAMPAIGNERS against a crippling retrospective business tax on port-based firms were cheered today by news that the Conservatives have vowed to overturn the charge. The pledge to scupper the tax came as CAT (UK), which is...
Record-Breaking Jag Ready for the Road; Motoring World
Byline: By CHRIS RUSSON JAGUAR'S record breaking XFR is ready for the road to become the most powerful saloon ever to wear the fast cat badge. Pumping out 510bhp from an all-new five-litre V8 engine it blasts from 0 to 60mph in 4.7 seconds. ...
Reveley Upbeat on National Chances
EAST Cleveland trainer Keith Reveley believes Rambling Minster has all the necessary attributes to launch a bold bid for John Smith's Grand National glory. The Lingdale-trained 11-year-old is a 16-1 chance with totesport for the April 4 event following...
Review: Gran Torino
IN what reportedly will be his final appearance in front of a camera, Clint Eastwood delivers a tour-de-force performance as a xenophobic war veteran in this timely, Humanist drama. While the rest of America looks to conflicts raging overseas, the...
Review: The Unborn
WRITTEN and directed by David S Goyer, The Unborn is a preposterous supernatural yarn that keeps a straight face while the rest of us are sniggering. Gleefully appropriating elements from The Exorcist including a possessed soul whose head swivels...
REWRITE THE HISTORY BOOKS! the FA VASE
Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS MARSKE boss Paul Burton is urging his FA Vase heroes to become history makers. The second division Seasiders have battled through to the quarter-finals and face a tricky trip to Derbyshire outfit Glossop North End tomorrow....
Rugby Union: Third Time Lucky for Strugglers? LOCAL RUGBY
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON STOCKTON are hoping it will be third time lucky when they host Consett in a previously twice postponed Durham and North One encounter at Station Road. The weather will provide no problems this time, as a mild bright...
School Bidders in the Spotlight; Trio Face Questions on Future of Learning
Byline: By MARK WELFORD RESIDENTS have voiced their views on the proposals to establish a ground-breaking new school on Teesside. Almost 100 people packed the Teaching and Learning Centre at Cargo Fleet Lane last night, to attend a public meeting....
SeaDragon Partners; Bid to Keep Rig Work in the Region
Byline: By JEZ DAVISON Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge has formed an alliance with South Shields fabrication specialist McNulty Offshore Construction Limited in a bid to keep the SeaDragon project in the North-east. The joint partnership, Tyne...
Sports World
UEFA Cup MARK HUGHES believes the results of Manchester City's multi-million pound investment are beginning to show after last night's round of 32 victory over FC Copenhagen. Craig Bellamy, a pounds 14m signing from West Ham, scored twice in seven...
Such a Mouth Full; Comedy/Theatre
Byline: Karen McLauchlan reports MIDDLESBROUGH'S Big Mouth comedy club is about to open wider with extra dates added due to popular demand. Since launching at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt last September, each gig in the 400-seater venue has...
Surprises Galore on the Used Car Front; Right Car, Right Price
Byline: By MATT TUMBRIDGE WHEN you spend a large part of every month analysing car prices you get used to certain patterns. For example, most mainstream large family saloons drop to a value of about pounds 1,500-pounds 2,000 after eight years....
Tees 'Leads Status Chase'
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE THE TEES Valley has a great chance of being chosen to become a City Region pilot area, says Middlesbrough's mayor Ray Mallon. He says the area's record of partnership working through bodies such as Tees Valley Unlimited...
THE BIG MATCH; Boro V Liverpool at the Riverside, Tomorrow at 3pm
MANAGER: Gareth Southgate KNOW THE FORM BORO restored morale and self belief with their resounding FA Cup defeat of West Ham on Wednesday. The 2-0 victory, thanks to goals from Stewart Downing and Tuncay, has got the squad buzzing again. ...
TODAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE; in Association with MSV SPORT TEAMWEAR
RAFA Benitez insists that he will not walk away from Liverpool as talks continue over a new contract. Bookmakers stopped taking bets on the Spaniard's Anfield future ahead of Wednesday's surprise Champions League win at Real Madrid amid speculation...
We Can Win on the Road Again, Vows Nelson
Byline: By ADAM STEEL MICHAEL NELSON feels Hartlepool can grab another encouraging result on their travels tomorrow after finding a cure for their travel sickness at Swindon. Pools' 1-0 victory at the County Ground, secured by Ben Clark's last...
We Need to Lead, Warns Bracken
KYRAN BRACKEN believes England's discipline problem stems from a lack of on-field leadership - and he warned it is not a problem that can be addressed overnight. England have received eight yellow cards in their last three matches and have paid...
Witness Worries End Trial
A TEESSIDE Crown Court trial collapsed amid allegations of threats, witness fears and links to a feud and a killing. Gordon Smith, 24, was "bewildered" to be named as a knife carrying burglar of a Grange town home, the court had heard. Rod Hunt,...
WORRIES FOR HOMEOWNERS; Negative Equity 'To Hit 5m' in 2009
UP TO five million homeowners could be in negative equity by the end of this year if house prices continue to fall, research claimed today. An estimated 3.8m people either already owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth or are very close...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro PISCES (Feb 20/March 20): You know what you do and do not like this weekend but, since a new face entered your life, you seem to be asking their advice on everything. Assert independence quickly or you'll lose control...
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