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 August 20, 2004

Arsenal V Boro
Bernie says We have to be realistic - it's going to be very tough at Highbury. Arsenal are such a good side that even a draw would be seen as a magnificent result. If we sit back against them, then they will rip us to shreds, and if we try...
Bell Is Instant Hit for England
Ian Bell insists he is not looking beyond the next four days after an impressive maiden innings for England during the final Test against West Indies at The Oval. The prolific Warwickshire batsman, who has contributed six centuries to their championship...
Boro Hit by Injury Scares
Byline: Barry King Steve McClaren was today sweating on the fitness of three of his defensive big guns - just 48 hours before Boro's trip to champions Arsenal. Dutch international right back Michael Reiziger's chances of lining up against free...
Cash to Help in Disease Battle
Soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections on Teesside are to be tackled with more than half a million pounds of Government cash. In the North Tees and Hartlepool area, levels of chlamydia have reached crisis point. Diagnoses of the disease...
Date Is Set for Name Change
Teesside International Airport's controversial name change will take place next month. The news comes as chiefs at the facility are celebrating the announcement that passenger figures look set to soar. From Tuesday, September 21, the gateway...
Didn't We Do Well!
Byline: Joanna Desira Teesside students have landed places in some of the country's best universities after gaining top grades at A-levels. But performing arts students at Stockton Riverside College were still waiting for their results today...
Don't Panic!
Byline: Dave Robson They're digging for wartime mines at Redcar's Coatham Enclosure - but as Corporal Jones of TV's Dad's Army might have said, Don't Panic! Excavation work is about to begin to find out whether World War Two relics - explosive...
Double Trouble for Mum in Picture Battle
Byline: Audrey Forbes A mum has locked horns with a portrait firm after she found a hidden image behind a picture of her youngsters. Danielle Mount had a portrait taken of her six children over a year ago and it has taken pride of place in her...
Driver Tells of His Knife Attack Terror
Byline: Sarah Stack A Terrified motorist had a knife held to his back as three men raided his car at a set of traffic lights in Middlesbrough. The man drifted in and out of consciousness as one of the men grabbed him tightly around the neck on...
Drugs Seized during Arrest
Drug-bust police seized heroin with a street value of pounds 12,000 when they arrested a man near his Middlesbrough home. Drug squad officers, with back-up, stopped the man in Westminster Road at about 5pm last night. They also recovered about pounds...
Ease Our Burden
Byline: Alan Plews A Tees Valley business leader has come out in support of a call by the Confederation of British Industry for more reforms to halt unnecessary burdens on UK firms by Euro red tape. And Teesside-based John Wright, national vice...
'Errors' Led to Crush Death Tragedy
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot The death of an Army Corporal who was crushed between two armoured personnel carriers was caused by avoidable errors, an inquest heard. Corporal Thomas Rees, 32, should not have been standing between two Armoured Fighting...
Football
Byline: By Barbara Argument Football is back. And ain't life grand again? God's in his chief executive's box. The ball's in the back of the net. And it's Boro who've scored the winner! For me and mine, The Beautiful Game is a habit we can't...
Frantic Help Calls Inundate Fire Crews
Fire crews were inundated with flood calls on top of two major incidents - involving a chemical leak and a blaze at an old people's home last night. The brigade dealt with 11 flooding incidents in the Hartlepool area. Some involved evacuating residents....
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Byline: Will Sutton The writing may be on the wall for one Teesside community but they have responded by putting their heart on the line. St Hilda's resident Terry Dixon, 47, has repainted a mural on Nile Street to mark the fighting spirit that...
It's Pier Madness
Byline: Dave Robson A warning about leaping into the sea from Saltburn Pier was issued today after a coastguard dragged two stranded boys to safety. Off-duty Skinningrove coastguard Paul Waugh sprang into action at 7pm on Wednesday after seeing...
Kidney Hope for Battling Teesside Toddler
Battling Teesside tot Alice Skinner is a step closer to vital surgery that could turn her life around. The Hartlepool three-year-old has been placed on the national register of people waiting for transplants. The move marks a massive step forward...
Knock for Brit Hopes as Campbell Hits Setback
Darren Campbell has given Britain's athletics team an injury scare after revealing he has a slight hamstring tear. The Olympics 200m silver medallist in Sydney four years ago woke up yesterday suffering with what he thought was cramp. However,...
Lick This for a Treat
Byline: By Barbara Argument One glimpse of Botham's fat little lemon buns and you wonder if they auditioned for smash-hit movie, Calendar Girls. They are round and plump enough to be the iced confections that strategically covered actress Celia...
Motorcycling
British Championship motorcycle racing is coming to the region for the second weekend in succession. Last weekend Croft Circuit hosted the British Superbike Championship for the first time. And this Sunday round seven of the British Supermoto...
'Oh No Not Again!'
Byline: Michelle Ruane A Planning appeal to build homes on the site of a former Normanby farm has been met with "dismay and disgust". Protestors applauded as a controversial 111-home plan for High Grange Farm in Normanby was rejected by Redcar...
Overseas Striker Hopes Are Fading
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Darlington's hopes of bringing in an overseas striker are receding. Despite the efforts of chief executive Andy Battison, Quakers may not come out of administration until after August 31 - the deadline...
Pet Owners Fined over Cruelty
Byline: Matthew Pardo A couple who failed to get vet treatment for a cat and flea-bitten dog in their care have been fined by magistrates. Robert Goodings and Patricia Newton, of Eden Road, Middlesbrough, admitted two counts of animal cruelty...
Promotion Hopefuls Face New Boys' Test
Byline: Wearside League Stokesley aim to get their promotion show back on the road after a blip as they face league new boys Shotton Comrades tomorrow. Shotton were relegated from the Northern League last year while ambitious Stokesley are aiming...
Race for Title Not over Yet saysBen
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson Ben Usher expects more twists and turns in the Darlington Building Society NYSD title race over the coming weeks. And the Bishop Auckland all-rounder said: "If we lose it, we have only ourselves to blame. We've done well...
Race to the Rescue as Fire Rages
Byline: Dave Robson A Pensioner suffered serious burns when a fire ripped through a Teesside old folks' home early today. Frightened residents were led to safety as thick smoke filled the St David's Nursing Home on Lord Street, Redcar, at about...
'Red Rag to a Bull'
Byline: Dave Robson Determined residents have vowed to fight proposals for a gipsy site in a Redcar field. Redcar and Cleveland Council last month announced plans to provide a transit/stopping place for travellers in a field off Meggitts Lane,...
Smithies Turns on the Style for Leaders Loftus
Gary Smithies dug deep to compile an unbeaten 27 to help leaders Loftus overcome Hinderwell by five wickets in the Cleveland Cricket League. Batting first on a pudding of a pitch, Hinderwell found scoring runs difficult and were dismissed for only...
Softly, Softly
Byline: Mike Blackburn A Return to village-style policing has helped slash crime on a Stockton estate. House burglaries in the Parkfield/Mill Lane area have dropped by more than 30pc in the last year, according to figures from Cleveland Police....
Synners Keen to Maintain Good Run
Byline: Anthony Vickers Top flight table-toppers Billingham Synthonia put their 100pc start to the new Northern League season on the line as they take on Whitley Bay at Central Avenue tomorrow. Synners have kicked off the season with an emphatic...
'Tearful' Boy Is Used by Gang of Raiders
Byline: Mike Underwood Detectives are hunting a gang using a tearful boy and the tale of a lost hamster to raid the homes of pensioners. Officers believe a child as young as ten and his adult partner in crime are responsible for striking at almost...
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