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 20, 2003

Arrested Addicts Get Free Needles
Byline: Mike Underwood Free syringes are to be handed to drug-addicted crooks in a pioneering scheme launched today by Cleveland Police. Intravenous drug users will be handed special packs - containing sterile needles, disposal containers and...
Arsonists 'Run Deadly Risks'
Byline: Joanna Desira Young arsonists responsible for starting fires in empty houses have been warned they are dicing with death. Firefighters have pleaded with youths to think twice after spending an afternoon tackling blazes at empty houses...
Badge of Courage
Byline: Dave Robson A medal will soon be presented to a Teesside war veteran....from Russia with love. During World War Two, sea-going gunner Ronald Burns, 82, of South Bank, helped down a Focke-Wulf aircraft while defending the PQ17 Convoy of...
Blatter's Blast at England Players
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has slammed England's soccer stars for threatening to boycott the Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey. Blatter hit out at the national side's reported stance following the FA's decision to drop Rio Ferdinand from the squad...
Chiefs' Vision of a Tees Valley 'City Centre'
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie A ground-breaking alliance is set to be forged between Middlesbrough and Stockton councils to create a new "city centre" at the heart of the Tees Valley. According to Middlesbrough Council's chief executive Brian Dinsdale,...
Cooper Furious at Pool's 'Worst' Show
Byline: Barry King And Andrew Wilkinson Hartlepool were lucky just to lose 4-0 at Blackpool on Saturday, reckons boss Neale Cooper. Cooper watched his side capitulate against the Seasiders who had only won twice in the league at home this season...
Costly Errors Settle Derby
Byline: Eric Paylor The time has finally come for Boro to stop making costly errors - at both ends of the pitch. Boro played some scintillating football at times on Saturday but lost a derby game they should have won convincingly, because they...
Fan's View
Peter vasey, from Ingleby Barwick, said: "I can't believe we didn't win that game. "Once again we've been the better side, but haven't made our domination count. "We're creating chances, but not converting them. "Mendieta had a great chance...
High Street Does a Galloping Trade
Byline: Joanna Desira Crowds lined Yarm High Street to see the return of the gipsy tradition of horse flashing. The event, which sees horses race up and down the High Street, was banned by police last year over safety fears. But on Saturday...
Ian's on the Crest of a Wave
Captain Cook had some strange companions on his voyages of discovery. There was a Roman soldier, Shildon's railway pioneeer Timothy Hackworth, the Squire of Pockerley Manor at Beamish and an 18th century wench. Another time, Hereward the Wake came...
It's Time to Sharpen Up
Byline: Philip Tallentire Danny Mills today warned that Boro need a sharper cutting edge - or the consequences could be serious. The flying full back praised the team's performance in the 1-0 derby defeat to Newcastle, but admitted they should...
Jacket Required!
Byline: Michelle Ruane Moves to give meter readers a new look to protect customers from bogus callers have been backed by a Teesside pensioners' champion. British Gas has issued high visibility jackets to meter readers to help make them more...
Keeping Nemo Not Child's Play
Byline: By marie turbill Children just love the latest Disney flick to hit cinemas nationwide. Finding Nemo is a heart-warming animated tale about the adventures of a little clown fish. But pet shop owner Alan Porritt says it is important...
More to Be Done by Champ Els
Byline: Golf Ernie Els can put a million pounds in the bank today, put his feet up and congratulate himself on a job well done. But the South African also knows that there is a lot more work ahead if he is to achieve what another golfing great...
No Panic as Mac Targets Recovery
Byline: Eric Paylor Steve McClaren aims to keep a clear head as he plots Boro's battle to move out of the bottom three. Another frustrating home defeat left the team in third bottom place, but McClaren has no intentions of pushing the panic button....
People's Choice
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Tenants of Middlesbrough's 13,000 council houses will decide early next year on the future management of their homes. The move to transfer the homes to Erimus Housing, a not for profit housing organisation, is back on track...
Storr Saves the Day in Ding-Dong Derby Battle
Byline: Anthony Vickers Frontman Richie Storr ended up between the sticks in a ding-dong top flight derby 2-2 draw at Thornaby. The Thornaby striker-turned-shot-stopper became the fifth man to wear the jersey in four games after debutant keeper...
The Bonfire Blitz
Byline: Michelle Ruane Fire chiefs have launched a bid to stamp out illegal bonfires - but for some residents, Bonfire Night misery has already started. Last year firefighters dealt with 310 illegal bonfires across the brigade area - each costing...
Through the Roof
Byline: Graeme Evans House price inflation is back on an upward path because of dwindling stocks of properties and a strong surge in buyer interest, research showed today. And the North is top of the pops when it comes to property hotspots, with...
Tight at the Top as Three Fight for Honours
Byline: Wearside League A last-gasp winner for North Shields in the big clash at New Marske has made it very tight at the top of the Wearside League. Shields edged in behind Stokesley on goal difference alone, with Birtley Town on the same number...
We'll Step Up a Gear, Says Clive
England's rugby union chief Clive Woodward believes his side can only get better and better after the crucial weekend win over South Africa. England look odds-on to win Pool C after the 25-6 success over the Springboks but must first overcome group...
What Does Future Hold for Town?
Byline: By Andy Croft When HM Bark Endeavour sailed into Middlehaven last Friday morning, the tall figure of Captain Cook looked suspiciously like Ian Stubbs, assistant curator of the Dorman Museum. But imagine for a minute that the real James...
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