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 March 29, 2006

Asbos for Twin Girls
Byline: Andrew Pain Teenage twin sisters have been slapped with Asbos in an attempt to curb their unruly behaviour. Norton 14-year-olds Tamsin and Tiffany Nutley were hit with the Anti-Social Behaviour Orders at Teesside Magistrates' Court following...
At a Standstill
Byline: Gazette Reporters Many public services on Teesside ground to a halt as thousands of workers joined a nationwide strike. Schools, libraries, leisure centres, parks and museums across the area were closed as staff walked out yesterday....
Barratt Outlook Bright for Sales
Byline: Anastasia Weiner House builder Barratt has predicted that high levels of property buying look set to return in 2006 after a year of "challenging" market conditions. The company, which announced its half-year results today, said that although...
Carberry Set for Gunner
Nina Carberry will have her first ride in the John Smith's Grand National when she lines up on Forest Gunner in the Aintree showpiece on Saturday week. The 12-year-old captured all the headlines 12 months ago as he was partnered by trainer Richard...
Cash Dash
A leisurely morning's shopping was given an exciting twist for Ann and Norman Hewitt when we chose the retired couple as this week's lucky shoppers. MARIE TURBILL reports. Ann Hewitt and her husband Norman say they have a set routine when it comes...
Column Albert Park
Now I don't want to harp on about how the bad is driving out the good, or how the world I grew up in, and whose contours shaped my life, is slipping away with every passing day. But slipping away it is, and this was rammed home to me last week when...
Dancing for Hope
Byline: Dave Robson A ball on Teesside will help bring hope to a "forgotten" Kenyan village. Redcar solicitor Ann Li has seen at first hand the gruelling conditions endured by villagers at Viragoni, deep in the heart of the Kenyan bush. She...
Dynamic Duo Are Goal Hungry
Byline: By Eric Paylor Evening Gazette Going for goal! The battle for places in the Boro attack is hotting up - and that's why Steve McClaren remains extremely hopeful of a goal or two in Basle tomorrow night. Top scorer Yakubu is likely to...
Fight Goes to Top
Byline: Simon Haworth The growing furore over Boro fans' treatment at the hands of police in Rome is to go before Europe's top politicians. Stephen Hughes MEP, left, is paving the way for the actions of the Italian police to be discussed in the...
Help Me Find Family, Says Man Who Lost His Brother to Shipwreck at Age of 13
Byline: Mike Morgan The brother of an East Cleveland man who died when a ship crashed into rocks off the Welsh coast today appealed for help from Gazette readers. Herbert Lees, a ship's engineer from Skelton, was one of 39 men who perished when...
Hibernian Could Be Riding High
Byline: Racing Preview Hibernian is taken to finally break his maiden tag in the Kingwell Lodge B&B Novices' Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton tomorrow (4.25). He has yet to win a race for trainer Oliver Sherwood and owner Trevor Hemmings but...
Hockey
Stockton 2nd XI 2, Wilton 1st XI 2 Wilton Firsts had a double header starting with visit to Stockton Seconds. Wilton started brightly with some neat passing between the midfield five but Stockton were equal to it. Peter Brewer fell awkwardly...
Honouring Creativity
Byline: Joanna Desira Outstanding students with a creative flair could be among those in line for a Celebration of Learning and Skills Award. The Learning and Skills Council and the Evening Gazette are looking for nominees for the arts and media...
How Our Girls Beat the Odds
Byline: Chief Writer Barbara Argument Mum Michelle Allport's traumatic family health battles have taken her to hell and back. She has seen her two beautiful daughters battle to survive against devastating odds. But as the younger girl, Claire,...
Jars of Food off the Shelves
Byline: Audrey Forbes A type of baby food has been removed from the shelves of a Middlesbrough store after a mum claimed to have twice found a tiny insect in her son's dinner. Georgina Scurr said she was feeding 16-month-old Luke when she spotted...
Make Us Proud!
Byline: Mike Underwood Police and Boro chiefs today urged fans to do Teesside proud yet again in the latest leg of their European adventure. More than 1,100 supporters are expected to make the trip to Basle, Switzerland, for the UEFA Cup quarter-final...
Man Kills Dog with Sword
An unemployed man stabbed his dog to death with a two-metre long samurai sword while on a cocktail of drugs and alcohol. Peter Dibden, right, 39, of Braid Crescent, Billingham, brutally killed his four-year old Bull Mastiff dog Max by plunging the...
MP: Show Us Secretreport
Byline: Bill Doult Home secretary Charles Clarke has been urged by a Teesside MP to make public a secret Whitehall report which advises against merging Cleveland Constabulary into a supersized regional force. The report, drawn up by a joint Home...
Murphy Puts His Faith in Outsider
Ferdy Murphy believes outsider Haut De Gamme is a "massive price" for the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week. The 11-year-old is a 40-1 shot with both William Hill and Ladbrokes despite winning at Wetherby in January before...
My Old Pal!
Byline: Premiership Preview Teddy, 40, returns to OldTrafford SIR Alex Ferguson has admitted he can scarcely believe Teddy Sheringham will return to Old Trafford as a Premiership player tonight, six years after his departure from Manchester United....
Parnaby Aims to Top THAT Moment
Byline: Adam Steel Stuart Parnaby reckons things are coming together at just the right time for Boro as they jetted out to Basle today. "Everyone is fit and raring to go and for the period of games coming up we need everybody fit," said the right-back....
Penalty for Boateng
Byline: Andrew Pain 90mph Boro star was racing away from rival fans court hears Boro star George Boateng has been fined after racing along the A66 at speeds of up to 90mph claiming he was being chased by opposition supporters. The midfielder...
Poor Show
Byline: Cricket Andrew Flintoff has launched an inquest into his side's poor batting display in the opening one-day international defeat to India. The skipper was brutally honest in his assessment of England's reckless approach to chasing India's...
Premier Date Is a Big Hit
Byline: Tennis This year's Teesside-based National Premier Tennis Finals have been declared the best ever by the tournament organisers. Boro boss Steve McClaren was among the knowledgeable tennis fans who popped along to the David Lloyd centre...
Reserves Lack Inspiration
Neither Hartlepool nor Darlington Reserves did their managers any favours. With both clubs looking for inspiration going into the last few games of the season, it didn't come from the second string, for Pool went down 3-1 at Doncaster Rovers, while...
Respect!
Byline: Eric Paylor In Basle Basle will be tough, admits Mac If we go there believing that this tie is as good as won, then we will lose it. We are preparing for another tough game in Europe - Boro boss Steve McClaren, left Steve McClaren...
Saving Kiddies' Livesa
Byline: James Johnston Images of abducted children will be flashed on TV screens in an effort to save lives. Police will work with newspapers, radio and television to get information out about missing youngsters within hours of their disappearance....
Scales of Justice
Among the cases dealt with at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court on February 23 were: Andrew Gibson, 22 , of Grisedale Crescent, Grangetown, banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 200 with pounds 49 costs for using a vehicle without...
Skelton Aims for Tour Spot
Byline: Allan Boughey Some of the world's leading would-be professionals have descended on Teesside in a bid to get on the first rung of the European Tour. Among them will be Marske's Michael Skelton, who will be aiming to win a place on the...
So Near,so Far
Byline: Graeme Hollinshead Middlesbrough Under-14s failed to make it into the final of the Yorkshire Cup when they went down 2-1 to Hull in their semi-final clash on Humberside, writes Graeme Hollinshead. The local youngsters were rocked when...
Swiss Household Split Down Middle
The Wimmer household in Basle will be split in half tomorrow night. Middlesbrough-born Steph Wimmer and her brother Paul Davison will be at St Jakob Park shouting on the Boro, while husband Daniel and four-year-old son Ryan will be backing Basle....
This Huge Branch Came through the Windscreen between Us, Trapping Us
Byline: Naomi Paylor Dad in a miracle escape A DAD-of-six told today how he was lucky to escape with his life after an eight-tonne tree came crashing down onto his van. Jonathan Campbell, from Hartlepool, was trapped behind the wheel for three...
Victorious Young Guns on Fire
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed his young guns after an emphatic 2-0 defeat of Juventus at Highbury. Arsenal put in a commanding display against the Italian giants in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. It was miserable...
Well-Read Army
Byline: James Johnston Boro stars Chris Riggott and Lee Cattermole met Teesside youngsters in a bid to boost literacy. The pair chatted with Middlesbrough school children as part of a council programme to raise reading levels through parental...
When Fire's in Our Blood
Byline: By Rob Nichols Evening Gazette With all the excitement of the cup quests, Boro could so easily have taken an eye off the Premier ball on Sunday. Instead we were treated to a real gem of a game versus the old Carling Cup final foes, Bolton....
Winning Is So Grand for Lenny
Care worker Lenny Hill has netted a grand in our contest to predict Boro scores. Lenny, 50, of Normanby, amassed 48 points - and made the nearest guess on the size of the crowd at a recent Boro game - to make him monthly winner in the Gazette's...
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