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 10, 2009

A Word from the Editor
I THINK our babies column on Page 6 this week has that extra special "aaah" factor. Tiny tots are always gorgeous and one thing is for sure. There are always babies being born. We enjoy looking at these snapshots of new birth - it is always a...
Boro on a Roll to Reach Final; Roller Hockey
MIDDLESBROUGH Roller Hockey Club looked to continue their impressive pre-season form in the North of England League Cup trophy. The tournament is hosted annually with the best six teams from the region playing off over a weekend in order to be crowned...
CADETS ARE A FORCE FOR GOOD; Support for New Store after Appeal
Byline: DAVE ROBSON BIG-HEARTED Sea Cadets responded to an SOS call from a military charity shop. When the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen And Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help shop in West Terrace, Redcar, issued an appeal for stock to fill...
CANNABIS COURIERS JAILED; Drugs Worth Pounds 21,000 Found as Stash Was Ferried around Streets: Jail for Trio of Drugs Couriers
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT THREE men, including drive-by shooting victim Stuart Hannan, are behind bars for more than eight years today for dealing kilos of cannabis. Couriers Barry Saunders, Stephen Hawdon and Stuart Hannan were locked up yesterday...
Championship Blow; Ormesby Sides Slip Up to Open Door for Northfield A: Table Tennis
Byline: ALAN RANSOME ORMESBY'S chances of retaining the First Division Championship of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League received a setback last week when the two teams in contention -Ormesby A and Ormesby B -spoiled each other's...
CHANGES MADE US STRONGER; Southgate Happy with New-Look Boro
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR GARETH SOUTHGATE has insisted that the Boro is now a stronger outfit following relegation. The dressing room is stronger mentally, even though the average age of the team is only 23. In addition, the sale of several star...
COYNE'S MINT DAY; ANDREW WILKINSON'S Weekly Look at the Local Angling Scene: Bream Haul Nets Top Prize in Opening Winter Match: COARSE ANGLING
THE Tees was on form for the first round of the Winter League, and a good sized net of bream was needed to win it. Mark Coyne of Newman Scott was off to a flyer in the winter match calendar, with 37lb of bream on feeder and worm from peg 180. ...
Deaths
BARRY David Arnold Mr Arnold Barry and Sheila announce the death of their youngest son David, aged 50 years, a brilliant Orthodontist who passed away at home in Germany. He leaves two children, Ben and Stephen, to his first wife Mandy and three children,...
Delays May Prove Fatal; Your Say
I BELIEVE Middlesbrough Council have put the cart before the horse, and had no vision of what problems Marton Road would have once James Cook University Hospital grew. Then to give planning permission for 3/4 bedroomed houses to be built with an...
DON'T COME KNOCKING ON OUR DOOR; Residents Unite to Shut out the Pests
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN COLD callers are being given the cold shoulder by fed-up householders in Stockton. Stockton Council is helping residents to deal with the doorstep pests by expanding its "no cold calling" zones. The Crescent in Eaglescliffe...
Ex-Teacher Hit Child, 4
A FORMER teacher has been given a conditional discharge for punching a child. David Michael Freeny, 36, had quit the profession after the breakdown of his marriage which led him into heavy drinking because of the pressures. He told police that...
'Fair' Assessment on Pledge
CLEVELAND Police have been graded "fair" by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in relation to the national Policing Pledge. The pledge sets out 10 minimum standards that forces had to deliver from December last year. All 43 forces across the...
First of the Big Bites Caught - and Put Back; TROUT TOPICS
THE first of the huge rainbows stocked in LOCKWOOD BECK has been caught - but it's still in there. That's because Ian Buckingham, who tempted it on a Goldhead Hare's Ear, returned it to the lake -along with 10 others he caught in a lively evening...
Get Taste of Sports
THE new school term has seen a fun and exciting programme of sport taster sessions organised in sports clubs, community centres, schools and colleges. In an attempt to get the young people of Tees Valley up and running (or swimming, cycling and...
INJURY-HIT LIONS SHOW THEIR TEETH; Basketball
Nunthorpe Velocity 61-96 Middlesbrough Lions A MIDDLESBROUGH Lions travelled to St David's school to take on Nunthorpe with just five players due to injuries and work commitments. Lions even had to play injured James Thomson who had twisted his ankle...
In Memoriam
GOBLE Michael Loved and remembered everyday by John, Julie, Melissa, Charlotte and Lewis. xxx GOBLE Michael A special friend, missed and remembered always. Gerard, Christine and family. HARCOURT Betty Five years have passed, My love for you will...
It's a Pleasure to Coach These Great Kids; Neil's in Running for Award
Byline: CHRIS HOLE THEY swept the board last season and Boro Rangers Under-10s are now hoping to scoop yet another prize. After a hugely successful campaign on the pitch, Neil Trainor, has been nominated for an Evening Gazette Community Champion...
I Was Only with Him for a Day but That's All It Took to Know He Was Special; Single Red Rose Closes Final Chapter in Mair's Heartbreaking Love Story. 65 Years On
Byline: DAVE ROBSON A WARTIME brief encounter has been given a final, poignant footnote by the placing of a single red rose on a Redcar grave. When handsome Redcar air gunner Sergeant Miles Cottingham sidled up to bashful teenager Mair Williams...
Join Us for Soccer Fun
BORO stars Mark Yeates and Danny Coyne have helped to re-launch the club's superb range of children's football courses in Eston. The club's summer signings joined youngsters in a game of Micro Soccer and a goalkeeping course before taking part in...
Kids Make a Racket at Tournament
A FIELD of almost 100 young badminton players held court in a hard-fought Under-19 tournament at Thornaby Pavilion. Organised by Teesside Badminton Development Association, the two-day event was open to anyone who attends a school or badminton club...
Kitted out for Success; Rugby
DYNAMIC young rugby players are kicking off the new season in style with a return to their historic school colours. Barnard Castle School has brought back their classic brown and blue hoops to kit out their latest generation of rugby hopefuls in...
Me and My Pet
HILARY Robinson, of Thornaby, is an attendance officer for Stockton Borough Council. Here she tells us about her pets. What pets do you have? I have two cats and a dog. What are they called and why? One cat is called Harry Bubbles. He was already named...
Nunthorpe Athletic
NUNTHORPE Athletic JFC Under 12s A, sponsored by Beaumont Accountancy Services, continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win over visitors Greatham in the second round of the TJFA League Cup. On a bright breezy morning Nunthorpe...
NURSE WAS TRAIN PEST; Man Fined over Railway Assault
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A PSYCHIATRIC nurse drunkenly pestered and harassed a young woman on a train travelling through Teesside. Ross O'Sullivan, 43, sat opposite the 20-year-old woman on the train from Newcastle as she headed for Thornaby....
Obituary: Alex McCrae
AN AYRESOME park hero and the last Boro player to notch 20 league goals in a top-flight season has died at the age of 89. Alex McCrae was idolised by his fellow pros and loved as a quiet and unassuming family man. The forward from Stoneyburn,...
Our Say
COLD callers can be the bane of many people's lives. While selling is perfectly valid and legitimate, for many, a knock on the door can be at best irritating and inconvenient and at worst - in the case of persistent or aggressive callers - verging...
Sex-Shame Spy Who Left Teen Girl in Terror; US Businessman Walks Free from Tees Court
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT AN AMERICAN businessman caught spying on a scared teenage girl in a Teesside pub toilet has walked free from court. The 14-year-old girl froze in fear when voyeur Jason Proch slid a mirror or reflective object under a...
SNIFFING OUT YOUR TOKENS; Val's Bid to Raise Crucial Cash for Special Dogs
Byline: JOHN SUTTON GUIDE DOGS on Teesside are hoping to seek out a share of the latest batch of Wish tokens. And these two Labradors, Yoshie, aged three-and-a-half, and Zoe, 11, will lead the hunt along with owner Val Hydes. Val explained:...
Student Stuart's Making Waves; Swimming
A TEENAGE swimming sensation is putting his aquatic ability to good use as he thrives on one of the most exciting college courses in the North-east. Stuart Walker is considered one of the region's rising sporting talents after finishing 28th out...
Turner Vows to Win over Critics
Byline: ADAM STEEL CHRIS TURNER is adamant that Hartlepool will get it right at home - and convert their critics into believers in the process. Last night's drab goalless draw with Brentford at a wet and windy Victoria Park means Pools have won...
Village Puts Us on Map
THE small village of Stanghow has been entering Northumbria in Bloom for the past four years. It was awarded gold and also won the Radio Newcastle trophy twice, last year we were joint winners of the Percy Boydell trophy for best overall entry. ...
WARD FAILINGS LED TO DEATH; Information Not Passed On: Inadequate Recognition of Increased Risk in Jason Not Taking Medication: No Written Policy on Razors
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN FAILINGS on a Stockton hospital ward contributed to the death of a mentally ill patient, an inquest has found. A jury agreed unanimously that observations were either not carried out or were insufficient in the hours before...
We Are Not Taking a Risk with Our Young Starlets; BORO Are Attempting to Win Promotion with One of the Youngest Teams in the Football League. What Are the Prospects? Gareth Southgate Reveals His Thoughts in the Final Part of Our Exclusive Interview with the Gazette's ERIC PAYLOR
Q: Do you think it's a gamble to try to win promotion with a team with an average age of 23? A: We wanted to strengthen the squad further if at all possible, but we weren't able to buy people at the end of the transfer window (notably Rob Hulse). ...
What a Real Eye-Opener! Visit Changes Boro-Basher Darren's Views on Our Town
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A REGIONAL journalist has had his eyes opened to the real Middlesbrough - after slating the town in a blog. Darren Burke, features editor of the Doncaster Free Press newspaper, came under fire from Boro fans who objected...
Who's Going to Care for Your Child? A Helping Hand Is Just What's Needed for Parents Facing the Difficult Task of Choosing the Right Childcare. Here Staff from Middlesbrough's Family Information Service Offer Their Top Tips
AS a parent, it is hard to believe that anyone can offer your child the same level of care and attention as you. However daily commitments of life and work mean, at some point, the majority of us have to turn to childcare. Childminders, play...
Wynyard Village
WYNYARD Village u10s A of Durham division 3 entertained high flying St Francis 2000 of division 2 in a second round league cup tie at Cowpen Bewley cricket club. The game began with the Villagers on the front foot forcing several saves from the...
Your Nursery: St Clare's RC, Acklam
Byline: CHRIS HOLE FUN-loving youngsters at St Clare's RC Primary School just love to get out and enjoy themselves. The nursery children at the school in Acklam, Middlesbrough, spend their days happily learning and playing together. But as...
You've Been Warned; New Parking Rules Will Come into Force on Streets
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE FINES are set to be imposed from Monday on motorists breaking new parking rules in Middlesbrough's University ward. A residents' parking zone has been introduced in the area following calls from residents to ease congestion...
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