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 April 28, 2008

1,000 Reasons to Recognise Teen Rebecca
Byline: By KAREN FAUGHEY DOZENS of dedicated teenagers have been presented with certificates for giving up their free time to help worthy causes. The Stockton youngsters have all got involved in a range of voluntary projects - from working with...
ABUSE SHOCKER; Dad 'Kept Daughter Captive as Sex Slave for 24 Years'
A WOMAN was held captive in a cellar for almost 24 years by her father, who repeatedly raped her and fathered at least six children, police said. Harrowing details of the 42-year-old woman's ordeal emerged after she was rescued by police in the...
ALMOST THERE! New Marske Close in on League Title
Byline: By ANTHONY VICKERS NEW MARSKE all but sealed the Wearside League title with an emphatic 3-1 home win over main challengers Whitehaven. And they can put it beyond all doubt tonight if they take a point when they entertain third-placed...
Bank Rights Issues Now 'Inevitable'
THE latest anticipated call on shareholders of a high street bank for billions of pounds in extra funding was "inevitable" according to a Tees business expert. The board of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), the UK's biggest mortgage lender, was today...
Cocaine Dealer Sent to Jail
A ROOFER caught with packages of cocaine in his coat and dressing gown has been jailed for 21 months. Self-employed Dean Kevin Bell's home on Hampshire Green, Stockton, was raided in September last year. Officers found bags of cocaine, 6.45g...
Cricket: Yorkshire Second after Win Double; COUNTY CRICKET
YORKSHIRE climbed to second in the Friends Provident Trophy North Division to cap a fine weekend of cricket. The win over Derbyshire at Headingley came 24 hours after the Tykes wrapped up a convincing innings victory over Hampshire. Yorkshire...
Family Life: How You Too Can Make Sure You Eat Your Five Each Day; PARENT'S PANEL CHALLENGE WE All Know We Need to Eat Five Portions of Fruit and Vegetables a Day - but Just How Easy Is It to Achieve? the Bellis Family from Middlesbrough Were Set the Challenge to Eat Five-a-Day for a Fortnight. SARAH DALE Found out How They Did
Byline: SARAH DALE EATING five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is easier said than done, says mum-of-two Joy Bellis. "Some days are definitely easier than others to fit in your five a day." "If you're having a traditional Sunday dinner...
Football: KEEP IT COOL! It's in Our Hands, Says Southgate in Association With: MSV SPORT
Byline: By PHILIP TALLENTIRE GARETH Southgate today called for "cool heads" ahead of his side's final two fixtures of the season - insisting Boro's future is still in their own hands. Saturday's defeat at Sunderland left the club in the relegation...
'GARDEN GRAB' HOMES BACKED; Black Day, Claims Protest Group
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE CONTROVERSIAL plans for a development of three houses in Nunthorpe have been approved by Middlesbrough councillors. Objectors claimed the proposal was "garden-grabbing" at its worst. The proposal to build the three...
Green Groundbreaker
Byline: By JEZ DAVISON WILTON chemical firm Huntsman Polyurethanes has developed a groundbreaking new "green" technology that could save around 121,000 of carbon dioxide per year - the equivalent to the CO2 output from 4,000 cars. The technology...
Happy Perth Days; Short Break Once It Played Host to the Beatles, Now It Was AMY CARTMELL's Turn to Enjoy the Four Seasons Hotel on the Banks of Loch Earn
Byline: AMY CARTMELL WITH spring in the air, the idea of a weekend countryside break is once again appealing. So, if you are ready to come out of hibernation, why not head, like we did, to Perthshire in Scotland - and The Four Seasons hotel,...
Healthy Living Lee Scores with Pupils
Byline: By SARAH JUDD A BORO star went back to school for the day to give pupils a lesson in healthy living. Footballer Lee Cattermole chatted to Year 6 at Caldicotes Primary School in Middlesbrough about keeping fit, eating sensibly and the...
Holiday World: Tranquility on Tap; LEN COATES Showered under the Stars and Slept above the Waves When He Stayed at the Malaysian Resort of Avillon in Port Dickson
Byline: STEVE RACE OVER the last 10 years, Malaysia in South-east Asia has become one of my favourite destinations. In that time, my wife and I have stayed several times in its vibrant capital Kuala Lumpur - KL - and also enjoyed stays in the...
Horse Racing: Mor Will Be the Merrier at Bath; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: By NAOMI MATTHEW CONDITIONS at Bath tomorrow look set to suit James Given's Morinqua down to the ground in the EBF Lansdown Fillies' Stakes (4.40). On official figures the diminutive filly has a little bit to find with the likely market...
HUNT FOR ATTACKERS; Son and Dad Set upon by Abusive Yobs
Byline: By DAVE ROBSON A MAN has branded as "scum of the earth" two yobs who laid into him and his dad in a brutal early hours assault. Mark Bates and his partner were being driven home by Mark's dad Graham after attending a music gig in Marske's...
I Do All My Own Work. and My Friday Treat Is Getting My Hair Done! Cheery Wave as Birthday Girl Hilda Hits 100 and Says
Byline: By ANDREW PAIN BIRTHDAY girl Hilda Shepherd has 100 reasons to celebrate. The Norton pensioner has been enjoying the company of friends and family as she marked her centenary birthday. Born and raised in Stockton, the devout Catholic...
Jack's Big Leap from School to Stateside Politics
Byline: By JOANNA DESIRA THE US Senate and the British Houses of Parliament await for a Teesside student who has won a place on a unique politics course. Jack MacGregor from Norton is one of only nine students to be offered a place on the politics...
Major Blaze Probed
A MAJOR blaze which ripped through a car wheel and exhaust depot is being probed by fire experts today. The Middlesbrough blaze - which reached temperatures up to 1,000 degrees C at its height - destroyed an estimated pounds 15,000 of stock and...
MY NET WORTH; Pounds 120m Boro Chief Gibson Shoots Up Rich List
Byline: By ANDY PASSANT BORO supremo Steve Gibson has risen in the ranks of the rich, a new survey has revealed. The self-made millionaire from a tough Middlesbrough estate has become one of the 10 richest men in the North-east. Gibson, who...
NORMANBY SET THE PACE; Hall's Martin and Perera Shine in Second Victory
Byline: By ANDREW WILKINSON NORMANBY Hall are the early pace setters in the Darlington Building Society NYSD League after their second win in the opening two games. It is unfamiliar territory for the side, but they will de determined to hold...
NO SMALL BEER... Barmen Plotted to Steal from till at Nightspot
Byline: By KAREN FAUGHEY THREE bartenders stole around pounds 650 from a nightclub in an "unsophisticated till skimming" plot to steal the takings. Dean Baker, 23, of Ingleby Close, Middlesbrough, and Keiran Neylan, 22, of Rothwell Crescent,...
No to Student Village Vision
Byline: By SANDY McKENZIE A BID to create a "student village" in the heart of Middlesbrough has been rejected. Bowesfield Investment Ltd made a second application for developments on the Odeon and Cleveland Scientific Institute sites in Corporation...
Now I Want to Be a Ballet Dancer Says Brave Girl Chloe
Byline: By BARBARA ARGUMENT Chief writer IT IS ten years since Chloe Brown's family were praying for a miracle - and Teessiders were doing their bit to make it happen. Tot Chloe from Guisborough had just been diagnosed with a rare cancer near...
Open One Gate to Cut out Short-Cut
WITH regard to the locking of Eston cemetery gates: we all know who the culprits are responsible for this - people in cars taking a short-cut from Normanby Road to Church Lane, and vice versa, thus avoiding traffic lights at Normanby corner. The...
Patients Offered Hope after Steven's Sight Op
BREAKTHROUGH gene therapy could improve the eyesight of hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from inherited blindness. A medical trial, which began last February, involved inserting genes into patient's eyes to correct a genetic fault that...
Place to Play Becomes Space to Park; Move to Ease Car Hazard
Byline: By NAOMI CORRIGAN CONGESTION near a primary school has resulted in the partial loss of the pupils' playground - to a mixed response from parents. Egglescliffe Primary School submitted a planning application to extend the car park in January...
RUNNING ON EMPTY; Pumps Dry Up in the Rush to Buy Fuel and Beat Strike OUT OF ACTION: Pumps at Total on Marton Road Yesterday
Byline: By ANDREW PAIN MOTORISTS on Teesside have been bulk buying fuel over the weekend as a strike began at one of the UK's largest oil refineries. The 48-hour stoppage at Grangemouth in Scotland began yesterday and garages across Teesside...
SENTENCE CUT; Badger Bait Appeal Win
Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT A MIDDLESBROUGH man who took part in the cruel practice of badger baiting, leaving his terrier with terrible injuries, has won a cut in his prison sentence. John William Lee was accused of trying to take badgers on...
Snooker: Amazing Aussie Victory in Sight
NEIL Robertson was today hoping to pull off the most amazing comeback in snooker history in the 888.com World Championship in Sheffield. Robertson trailed new tournament favourite Stephen Maguire 8-0 and 11-2 and was in danger of being beaten with...
Speedway: Bears Hit Top Form in KO Cup Victory
Byline: By MARTIN NEAL TROPHY-CHASING Redcar TLS Bears breezed into the second round of the KO Cup after roaring to their fourth straight victory. Already in command of the tie after racking up a 13-point advantage from the first leg, the Bears...
Sports World
Formula One LEWIS Hamilton is ready for a championship push after a return to form in the Spanish Grand Prix. After bitterly disappointing performances in Malaysia and Bahrain, Hamilton was back on the podium, finishing third behind a Ferrari...
STRICTLY SECOND BEST; Sunderland 3 Boro 2 at the Stadium of Light Saturday, April 26
Byline: By PHILIP TALLENTIRE BORO'S worrying run of form is showing no signs of ending after they lost the Wear-Tees derby to a soft injury time goal. A 2-2 draw would have been a good result because Sunderland were the better side for much of...
The Heat Was Unbelievable ...Once I Got Them out the Pigeons Started Flying Back
Byline: By ANDREW PAIN A BRAVE allotment holder has told how he twice risked his life to liberate pigeons from a burning hut - but 41 birds still perished. Scott MacDonald took the birds out once - only to have to go back in when the homing pigeons...
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