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 February 9, 2007

Amateur Boxing
Byline: Alan Ransome Former national champion Tom Collins made a winning return for Middlesbrough ABC in Sunderland. The 16-year-old, who moved to London after last boxing for the club in February 2005, beat Lambton Street's Jake Taylor on majority...
A Voyage in Pictures to Endofanera
Byline: Dave Robson A photographic assignment for college ended up a poignant recording of a lifeboat station's death throes. When Ian Howell chose Teesmouth Lifeboat Station as his subject, little did he realise he had a story of national significance...
Barbara Argument's Column
God help us now the US pilot who "friendly fired" a British soldier to death is training a new generation of Uncle Sam's top guns. Back home in Idaho he's not "in jail, dude" as he predicted in the seconds after mistakenly shooting up a British...
Bears Bid to Fight off the Bandits
Byline: Speedway Redcar Bears' first official fixture of the year will be a Premier Trophy clash with Berwick Bandits on Thursday, March 29, which follows three challenge matches. Reigning champions King's Lynn get the Bears' league campaign...
Breaking Point!
Byline: Simon Haworth Takeaway staff on Teesside described how constant harassment by teenagers led one worker to take the law into his own hands. Workers at the Vaughan Shopping Centre in Fosdyke Green, Netherfields, Middlesbrough, say they...
Cadet on Run with Fake ID
A runaway Sandhurst officer cadet has been jailed after he was found working as a factory cleaner using a fake identity card. The Ethiopian army student was one of the first prosecuted under the new 2006 Identity Cards Act because he had false ID...
Catt a Doubt to Face Blues
Byline: Philip Tallentire Mark Viduka and Lee Cattermole are doubtful for tomorrow's trip to Cheslea. Gareth Southgate will leave it until the last minute before naming his Stamford Bridge starting XI, but there's no way he'll take any chances...
Five Due in Court
Five men were to appear in court today charged with terrorism offences after a series of police raids in Birmingham. Eight suspects were picked up in a series of dawn raids on Wednesday last week over an alleged plot to behead a Muslim soldier....
Football
Qpr chairman Gianni Paladini says he felt "sick" after the mass brawl which marred Rangers' game with China Under-23s on Wednesday. Pictures of the fight, which led to the game's abandonment, were broadcast yesterday to the embarrassment of Rangers...
Gibson: We'll Fight to Keep Woody
Byline: Philip Tallentire We will work our socks off to keep Jonathan at this football club - Boro chairman Steve Gibson, above, on the future of Jonathan Woodgate, right Steve Gibson insists Boro will pull out all the stops to keep Jonathan...
Helping to Get It Write
Byline: Joanna Desira A teesside secondary school has launched a drive to improve literacy among its pupils and so raise standards. Last month Ormesby School was among the worst schools in performance tables, looking at the number of pupils who...
In-Form Collingwood Halts England Slide
Byline: Cricket Good fielding and batting by Durham's Paul Collingwood was a feature of England's efforts to win the first Commonwealth Bank Series final at the MCG. Collingwood brilliantly caught Ricky Ponting off the bowling of Monty Panesar...
I Plan to Appeal Decision ...My Claim That I Wasbulliedstill Stands
Byline: Mike Blackburn A former admin worker spoke today of her disappointment at losing an employment tribunal against a Teesside charity, where she claimed she was bullied and harassed. But Susan Murphy, from Acklam, told the Gazette she wants...
I Would Fight Robbers Again
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot A newsagent who bravely grappled with an armed robber in his shop said today: "They're evil men. They didn't think twice." Barry Sewell, 62, told how an attack by two hooded invaders cast a gloom over his last months...
Jail for Elvis Sex Attacker
An Elvis impersonator was jailed for 10 years for sex crimes committed after he sang Happy Birthday to a 16-year-old girl. Ricky Crossley was told by a judge that he was a threat to girls and vulnerable young women. Crossley, 44, who played The...
Journey to the Centre of Our Heritage ...the Roundabout Way
Byline: Dave Robson A giant globe could soon be adorning a gateway to Grangetown. As part of an ongoing programme to spruce up all four major A66 access points into the South Tees Business Parks, a roundabout near Grangetown is poised to get...
March'to Make Reid Listen'
Byline: Dave Robson A mum's protest A campaigning mum is taking her campaign for "life to mean life" to the streets of Redcar - and hopes the Home Secretary is listening. Theresa Cave was dismayed at John Reid's arrival on Teesside recently...
Mercy Vehicle Stolen on Call
Byline: Andrew Pain Lives were put at risk when an ambulance was stolen from outside a patient's home on Teesside last night. The incident happened about 10pm as paramedics attended an emergency call at an address on Bamburgh Drive in Ormesby....
Mind the Gaps
The decision by Premiership chairmen not to follow Blackburn boss John Williams' suggestion to reduce admission prices, as a result of the massive windfall that clubs are getting from the latest TV deal, did not surprise me. It's disappoints me,...
North's Sigh of Relief as Bank Holds Rate
Byline: Helen Logan Business bosses in the region were today breathing a sigh of relief as interest rates stayed on hold. There had been fears that the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) might turn the screw on borrowers by adding to January's...
Nursery Hits Back in 'Must Improve' Row
Byline: Joanna Desira A long-running Teesside children's nursery has been given "notice to improve" by the end of the year. But managers of the Avenue Day Nursery in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, defended the care given to youngsters after a scathing...
Parents' Panel
Mum-of-two Tracey Watts is a nursery assistant at Tiny Turners Nursery in Marton and has two children, Emily, 14, and Benjamin, 11. We were really lucky with ours because they were really good and we didn't have any problems but I do know that it's...
Plan to Unite Schools Backed
Byline: Joanna Desira Plans to merge two schools in Middlesbrough are moving forward. A report to the executive of Middlesbrough Council recommends it goes ahead with plans to build a new school to replace Hall Garth and King's Manor. It also...
Safety Net
Byline: Michelle Ruane Advice on staying safe while using the internet is being provided to teenagers. As part of International Internet Safety Week pupils across Redcar and Cleveland are being shown how to protect themselves from potential dangers...
Starting Again
Byline: Philip Tallentire A resurgent Jonny Wilkinson will move into unfamiliar territory for England tomorrow - playing in back-to-back Test matches. Wilkinson, injury-free and in blistering form judging by his record-breaking Calcutta Cup performance...
Supermam
Qmy five-year-old son is still not dry at night and I have been struggling for two years now with this problem. I try hard not to get cross with him but I now think he is doing it deliberately to annoy me. I don't know who to turn to and I am fed up...
Synners Steel
Byline: Northern League Billingham Synthonia go gunning for FA Vase glory as they take on Mildenhall Town at Central Avenue tomorrow. Synners face the Suffolk outfit in the last 16 of the minnows' national knockout knowing they will be the underdogs....
The Big Match: Chelsea V Boro
Boro remain unbeaten in 2007 after holding Arsenal to a 1-1 draw last week. They might even have gone on to win the game after taking the lead thanks to Yakubu's penalty, before Thierry Henry popped up with the equaliser. Boro have gradually...
The Star Turn
Byline: Racing Preview Kauto Star is confidently expected to book his Gold Cup ticket by landing the Aon chase at Newbury on Saturday (2.40). The Paul Nicholls-trained seven-year-old has earned the plaudits for some breathtaking displays already...
Toon's Anxious Eye on Kieron
Byline: Premiership Football Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder was today hoping Kieron Dyer's England exertions have not taken too much out of him as he prepares for tomorrow's Premiership clash with Liverpool. The 28-year-old midfielder played the...
Wembley Row Firm Appeals
Byline: Helen Logan The complex Wembley Stadium legal wrangle, involving a Darlington company, is likely to drag on well into this year, it emerged today. Australian main contractor Multiplex has blamed its former sub-contractor Cleveland Bridge...
Westwood in Pools Warning
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Chris Westwood admits he will have no room for sentiment when Walsall arrive at Victoria Park tomorrow. The central defender was a fans' favourite in his six seasons at Victoria Park but is just focused...
Wolviston Want the Top Spot
Byline: Wearside League Wolviston travel to fellow high-flyers Boldon looking to pile the pressure on the leaders. The Villagers can move into third spot with a victory and if the top two falter could still be in a with a shout of catching them...
Yarm Set to Raise the Bar as Martin Returns
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson Yarm recall Richie Martin to their side after his recovery from a bad knee injury that ruled him out for a year. He is set to replace the unavailable Reg Rowlands on the wing for the visit of top of the table Wallsend....
Yasmin Is Made Up ...We Feel We Are One Step Closer to Doingthis
Byline: Audrey Forbes The moving plight of Stockton girl Yasmin Love whose wish is to swim with dolphins before she is unable to walk has today touched the hearts of Teessiders. The bubbly seven-year-old of Thornaby was featured in the Evening...
You're Evil
Byline: Simon Haworth They are evil people and I know them all. I used to knock their doors down when I was a detective -Mayor Ray Mallon describing the fake cigarette traders A major crackdown has been launched to smash a vast fake cigarette...
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