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 17, 2003

Cash Pours in from OAPs for Kiddies in Need
Generous Teesside pensioners have stepped in to help three children in need. An 82-year-old woman, who declined to be named, walked into the Evening Gazette's Redcar office with three envelopes, each with pounds 400. They were addressed to children...
Council Bids for Firework Silence
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Moves to maintain peace and quiet in the run-up to November 5 are being stepped up by Middlesbrough Council's trading standard service. It is again operating its Responsible Retailers Scheme and more shops are signing up...
Count Me in for This One
Byline: Philip Tallentire Captain fantastic Gareth Southgate today declared himself fit to face Newcastle in tomorrow's Tees-Tyne derby. He does accept, however, that by overcoming his groin injury, he's given the manager a major selection headache....
Doctor of Mercy
Byline: Michelle Ruane A Teesside paediatrician will share with TV viewers his life-saving charity work to help improve the lives of children in his home country. Dr Mohammed Kibirige, a consultant paediatrician at James Cook University Hospital,...
Double Injury Blow for England
Clive Woodward was forced to change his plans for England's crucial World Cup clash with South Africa tomorrow after suffering a double injury blow. Lions pair Matt Dawson and Richard Hill have both been ruled out of the encounter in Perth after...
Fishing Tragedy Firm Fined
A family fishing firm has been fined after an experienced fisherman was killed in a tragic accident. Mike Parkin, 40, was the first Whitby fisherman to lose his life at sea in more than 50 years, a court heard. Teesside Crown Court was told how...
Forever Young
Byline: Marie Turbill No stopping Emily working for her beloved village AT nearly 80, Emily Gregory says most people expect you to sit in a chair with a shawl around your shoulders. But for the 79-year-old from Eston nothing could be further...
Get Your Dog Chipped
Dog owners in Hartlepool will be barking mad to miss out on getting their pets micro-chipped at a special event tomorrow. Hartlepool Council's dog wardens will be on hand to "chip" dogs throughout the 'K9 Awareness Day' between 10am and 4pm at Summerhill,...
Mother's Anguish after Lords Case
Byline: Mike Underwood A loving mum today spoke of her "hurt" and "upset" at the comments of a Law Lord who said she could have had her son aborted or adopted. Karina Rees, said she "never, ever contemplated" such action - even though her son...
'No Ships Delay'
Byline: Alan Plews A top defence expert was due to meet a senior Ministry official today to kill rumours of delays in building the next generation of aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. Rumours are still circulating that the massive pounds...
One of Life's Good Guys
Byline: Mike Underwood Tributes have been paid to a Teesside teacher described as one of life's "really good guys". John Carruthers, of Cranford Gardens, Acklam, Middlesbrough, who taught children on Teesside for 40 years, died peacefully in...
Our True Endeavour on the Tees
Byline: Jessie Mangold Teessiders woke to the sight and sound of one of the region's most enduring legends today. As the sun rose over the River Tees, James Cook's HM Bark Endeavour made its maiden voyage through the heart of Middlesbrough after...
Putting Safety First
Byline: Jessica Mangold Police are warning parents to think twice before buying motorbikes or scooters for children this Christmas. The appeal follows increasing concerns about the dangers of motorised and battery-powered bikes for both the teenagers...
Quakers Boss Is Facing Selection Posers
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Barry King Darlington manager Mick Tait has a few selection headaches ahead of tomorrow's long trip to Yeovil. And all departments of the team - except goalkeeper - are under scrutiny. "Michael Price will continue...
Reds to Be Fired Up for Action
Leeds manager Peter Reid has warned his side against a potential backlash following the furore which has recently surrounded Manchester United. As if the bitter rivalry which exists between the two sides is not enough, Reid can ill-afford to face...
Sounds like a Valuable Lesson
Byline: Lindsay Emmett Dolls designed to act like they are suffering the agonies of drug withdrawal are being used to stop teens experimenting with drugs. The virtual baby cries and shakes uncontrollably from the minute it is turned on until...
Teessiders Aim to Bloom in Vase
Byline: Northern League Football, by Anthony Vickers Two of Teesside's pyramid part-timers are back on the trophy trail tomorrow in the FA Vase. Guisborough Town and Billingham Synthonia are both in action in the first round proper of the minnow's...
The Day the Legend Sailed In
Banners fluttered gently in Middlesbrough town centre in salute to the Endeavour's arrival. In homage to our most illustrious son, they offer a daily reminder of celebrations to mark Captain Cook's birth 275 years ago. The Endeavour's stunning...
United We Stand
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Chief backs drive to preserve landmark A community council chairman has added his voice to swelling support for the Gazette's Save Our Infirmary campaign. At a meeting at Middlesbrough Fire Station, George Melville, chairman...
Up a Gear
Byline: Mike Morgan Dangerous drivers going full pelt along the "Helmsley TT" are being targeted in a new initiative. The battle against maniac motorists and bikers in the North York Moors National Park was stepped up a gear as the regional bike...
US Ships: Labour Man Has Resigned
A councillor has quit the Labour Group on Hartlepool Council over the controversy surrounding the Ghost Ships. Michael Turner, a Seaton ward councillor, said the Labour Group has not opposed strongly enough the plan to scrap 13 United States ships...
We're Only Here for the Beer!
A pub, says June Skipp with total conviction, is for drinking in - not eating. It's a view which has kept the customers happy at the White Swan at Stokesley, for the past 14 years. "Our business is beer," insists 52-year-old June, who runs the...
Where's Ye Olde Hotpot?
Byline: By Barbara Argument There was a time when pub food was so predictable you didn't need the menu. Just like the Rover's Return, you could be as sure as Betty's hotpot what was on offer. A ploughman's, some beer-battered cod and chips,...
Your Kids Are Yobs
Byline: Jessica Mangold A crackdown on young thugs harassing businesses and shoppers on a Teesside estate has led to 42 letters being sent out to parents. Gangs of teenagers, armed with fireworks, have been hanging around shops in Berwick Hills,...
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