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 2, 2005

Autograss: Rivals Gear Up
The jewel in the crown of British autograss racing comes our way this weekend - and three title hopefuls have a realistic chance of giving the local crowd plenty to cheer. The Autograss Men's Nationals will be staged at Hillside Farm, Thornborough,...
Bleu Day for Edredon
Owner Jim Lewis has confirmed the retirement of top chaser Edredon Bleu. Lewis had indicated last month that the 13-year-old was unlikely to race again and he is now set to begin a new life with Caroline Thorner in Letcombe Regis. Edredon Bleu...
Butt Out
Byline: Eric Paylor Newcastle United midfielder Nicky Butt will not be coming to Teesside. Boro today reacted quickly to distance themselves from the potential swop deal with the Magpies involving Butt and Aussie striker Mark Viduka. The news...
Calling Time
Byline: Simon Haworth Time has been called on a Teesside organisation which for 170 years urged abstinence from alcohol. Middlesbrough and District Temperance Society, formally established in 1836, has battled drunkenness and drug abuse for nearly...
Dickman Treasures Vision of St Wilfrid
Byline: Stable Talk Inter vision is becoming something of a Ripon course specialist and he is to bid for his fourth win at the North Yorkshire venue in the William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes later this month. The tough five-year-old's third...
Driving the Green Road
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie It's wagons roll for Redcar and Cleveland Council's refuse collection vehicles as they head 'em up, and move 'em out of the Warrenby Depot at Redcar. After more than 30 years, the vehicles are to operate from a new base....
Emirates to Strike Gold
Byline: Preview With the Godolphin bandwagon looking like it is beginning to roll again, Emirates Gold is fancied to give weight all round in the Mowden Park Estates Supports The NSPCC Nursery (2.30) at Newcastle tomorrow. The son of Royal Applause...
Evening Gazette Our Say
The upgrading of Clairville Stadium is essential if we are to encourage our youngsters into sport. And it's not just the elite few who will benefit, but all those who are encouraged to take part. In the seven year run-up to the Olympics this area...
Football
Andy Johnson has ended speculation about his immediate future by signing a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace. In June the England striker handed in a transfer request after the club's relegation from the Barclays Premiership, stating he needed...
Help Them Win Gold
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie More cash could be ploughed into Middlesbrough's Clairville Stadium to turn it into a training ground for Olympic hopefuls. Work has already started on pounds 520,000 of improvements at the stadium, including refurbishing...
Inferno
Byline: Naomi Paylor People were warned to stay inside their homes after a fierce blaze broke out at an East Cleveland tyre depot. Residents were told to close windows to avoid inhaling the fumes from about 400 tonnes of burning tyres at the...
It's Time for a Big Dose of Reality
There is a school of thought that Boro's onward progress towards glory is inevitable. That there is some hitherto unknown iron law of history propelling the club forward. That, having ticked off winning a trophy, playing in the UEFA Cup and qualifying...
Land of Garlic and Onions
You know I try with the French, I really do. I even had a Richard Clayderman album when I was a kid. Well, I was ten and it was the only cassette I could steal out of my parents' car without them seeming to care. Funny, that. And I'm not going...
Leaving Billy the Kid Behind
A lot has happened to Teesside's own Jamie Bell since he found fame five years ago as Billy Elliot. He was catapulted to fame, fortune and stardom at breathtaking speed. But he says, there were also the playground taunts to endure as he shouldered...
Martial Arts
Keeping it in the family - three relatives have earned black belts at the same time in a Korean version of karate. Colin Silk, his son Matthew, 15, and nephew Bradley Morgan, 16, have earned their top awards through the Northern Tag Boo So martial...
Patients Will Go Elsewhere
Byline: Audrey Forbes A leading consultant today blasted proposals to scrap the majority of women's and children's services at a Teesside hospital. Stuart Walton, a consultant and senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology for 25 years, has...
Police Are with You
Byline: Simon Haworth Stockton's newly-appointed chief inspector has vowed to raise people's quality of life in his new role overseeing community policing across the district. Chief Insp Gary Gamesby said a new Cleveland Police strategy, putting...
Pool Let Ross Head Back Home
Byline: Adam Steel Hartlepool have allowed Scottish defender Jack Ross to leave the club ahead of their final pre-season friendly tonight. Ross' contract has been cancelled after he failed to settle in the North-east following a move from Clyde...
The Rat Pack
Byline: Naomi Paylor Our streets could become plagued with rats this summer, warn pest control experts. Hundreds of rat sightings have been reported to local authorities, and the numbers are expected to increase during the barbecue season. ...
Wedding Tragedy
Byline: Mike Morgan A teesside teacher's dream wedding turned to tragedy when the best man collapsed and died at the reception. Paramedics fought desperately to save the young airman as distraught bride Julie Soper and her new husband Michael...
You're Not Wanted
We don't want Nicky Butt! That was the unanimous response from Boro fans over yesterday's revelations in the Evening Gazette that Boro were considering an offer of Nicky Butt plus cash for Mark Viduka. Dozens of fans e-mailed the Gazette, many insisting,...
You Too Can Be Brave Mum
Byline: Andrew Pain Rebecca has said 'I have been through that, you can be brave too mammy', and I look at her and think if you can battle this I can do it too' Linda Webster on her daughter Rebecca, both pictured left A BRAVE young cancer...
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