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 27, 2010

Alleged Victim Knew Nothing of Debt; Court Told Businessman Shocked at Demands
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN A BUSINESSMAN who alleged he was ordered to pay back pounds 2.5m or his family would be killed knew nothing of the supposed debt, a court heard. The jury in the blackmail trial of William Isaac heard evidence via the recording...
A LUCKY ESCAPE; Wright Recovering after High-Speed Crash
Byline: MARTIN NEAL REDCAR Bears' Charles Wright was counting his blessings today after a high speed crash in last night's 49-35 defeat at Sheffield. The lively mid-season signing hit the fence heavily in heat 15 and suffered a deep cut just...
Amec Hails Profit Surge
ENGINEERING giant Amec has posted a 20% rise in first-half profits and seen customer spending returning in most of its key markets. The firm, which employs more than 500 across sites in Darlington and Wynyard, says it is on the lookout for further...
Avatar Comeback; Back on the Big Screen: Avatar
THIS time last year, most of us had never heard of a planet called Pandora, let alone glimpsed the peace-loving Na'vi people who live there. Just months after its December release, those blue aliens won director James Cameron's Avatar three Oscars,...
BATTLING BEARS; but Wright Is Hurt as Hosts Take Points
Byline: MARTIN NEAL THEY couldn't quite go out with a bang - but it was at least more than just a whimper. Patched-up Redcar Bears ended a torrid Premier League season with a 49-35 defeat at Sheffield, though the scoreline tells only a fraction...
CCS Network Would Underpin Jobs
Byline: KELLEY PRICE INDUSTRY chiefs have said a ground-breaking coal project could be key to developing Teesside's revolutionary Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network. B9 Coal's project, revealed in the Evening Gazette yesterday, brings super-efficient...
Come on Me 'Earties -It's Pirate Season
IT'S Bank Holiday weekend -which means extra time to spend with family and friends for many. So here's some ideas to keep everyone busy over the weekend -and in the next seven days. * WHITBY ABBEY'S Pirate season comes to a colourful conclusion...
Creepy Crawlies That Will Bring Lots of Fun
A30ft long caterpillar is among the incredible creations that will be wowing the crowds at this year's Guisborough Forest Festival. The mammoth rustic jamboree will be staged on Sunday, September 12 from 10am to 4pm. Now the biggest event of...
Deadmau5 Fit for Tees Show
Byline: Andrew Pain ONE of the world''s biggest DJ's arrives on Teesside this weekend for a one-off club show. Revellers from across the UK will be heading to Tall Trees, in Yarm, to catch an extra-special set from DEADMAU5 on Sunday. The...
Deaths
ROSS Mary Ann Peacefully and gracefully at home on August 19, Mary aged 80 years. Beloved wife of the late John, devoted mam of Jillian and Susan, dear motherinlaw of Malcolm and Steve, very special grandma of Emma, Gary, Claire and Michael, also a...
Deaths
ALLISON James (Gentleman Jim) Loving father to son Leo, fatherinlaw to Andrea and doting grandad to Rebecca and Jamie. Died peacefully in his sleep in hospital on August, 21, 2010. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Service at...
Don't Miss These, Folks; Also Playing: Cattle & Cane
HOTLY tipped Teesside band CATTLE & CANE are headlining a free gig on home soil tonight. The group are topping the bill at the monthly Spear:Live show which is at Middlesbrough Town Hall for the last ever time tonight before moving to Uncle Albert's,...
DVDs
* FURRY VENGEANCE (PG) .... IN Roger Kumble's family-oriented comedy, cute and cuddly woodland creatures fight back against real estate developers encroaching on their territory. Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser), in charge of developing a small community...
Empty Seats Are Not a Surprise!
Byline: JEFF WINTER SURELY no-one was too surprised that Boro recorded their lowest ever league gate at the Riverside on Sunday? The club have not got off to the best of starts and the previous home game against Ipswich had seen many fans leaving...
England in Town for ODI Clashes
CRICKET DURHAM and Yorkshire will stage three one day internationals next summer. The Emirates ICG (Riverside) will host England's one day internationals against Sri Lanka, on July 3, and India on September 3, while Headingley will stage the match...
Fatso's Gets Taste for Leeds Growth
A TEESSIDE sandwich boss has expanded into Yorkshire as he continues to hold his own on the high street. Rocky Andrews, who owns and runs Fatso's Filling Stations, has opened a new store in Leeds. And despite the competition from national big-name...
FIFA Team Impressed by Boro's Training Academy
BORO'S multi-million pound training facilities have been singled out for glowing praise by FIFA's World Cup bid inspectors. FIFA's six-man delegation visited the club's Rockliffe base earlier this week as part of their assessment of England's 2018...
Film Not Taboo for Jen; Interview: Jennifer Aniston
EVERYONE feels like they're Jennifer Aniston's best friend. After years of watching her as Rachel Green on Friends, it's as though you know everything about her. So maybe that's why some people think they can ask intimate details about her personal...
Fine Views on Offer
Byline: Bob Woodhouse THE pretty village of Levisham is an ideal starting point for exploring open moorland around the Hole of Horcum or the wooded valley of Newton Dale. This shorter route offers views of both settings from high ground close...
Game on for Scott; Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Byline: Susan Griffin reports ONE man's quest for love could result in little more than a broken heart in Edgar Wright's video game-styled comedy based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. A blitzkrieg on the senses from the opening frames,...
Give Us a Ring
FANCY an evening with 100,000 characters, nine companions, three masterworks and one man to do it all? Charles Ross made his debut with One Man Star Wars Trilogy in 2006 and its success was repeated around the UK where he has toured extensively, including...
Heart Swap Craig Is Running Up an Impressive Medal Total. Another Bronze Added to His Tally
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY A TEESSIDE man who had a heart transplant five years ago has once again triumphed at a national athletics competition. Craig O'Neill, 28, from Billingham, won a bronze medal in the 400m track event at the British Transplant...
Help Us Save This Piece of History. Group Hopes Fundraising Will Take off for Airliner Restoration
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH emma.greenhalgh@eveninggazette.co.uk THE sky's the limit for a group of aviation enthusiasts who have launched an ambitious campaign to restore a historic airliner dubbed the Teesside Trident. The plane, currently based...
Honesty Can Save Thousands
Byline: MATTHEW TUMBRIDGE SKODA has just put out an unusual release warning all car owners of the importance of getting their cambelt changed at regular intervals. It's unusual because for many years it seemed to me that manufacturers didn't...
How Plant Arrived at Deal
AFTER almost 16 months of heartache and hurt, a new future has today been secured for Teesside Cast Products. Although Corus had kept quiet for over a month on a bitter legal battle brewing with its partners in Teesside Cast Products, it was on...
I'm So Lucky to Be Here. My Family Was Told to Expect the Worst; Dad's Amazing Tale of Survival as One of Only 4 to Catch Rare Bug in 20 Years
Byline: MIKE MORGAN LUCKY-to-be-alive gamekeeper Sean Mason has told how he nearly died after contracting Weil's disease from a mystery source - probably rats on his farmland. Experts at Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital said the...
In Memoriam
Remember the one you love by placing a memoriam notice in the Evening Gazette to commemorate special anniversaries. Please note, we need your notice one day prior to publication date. For further details telephone 01642 252525 or visit our office on...
KAIMEN WAS A PERFECT SON; Mum Wants Answers over Swim Pool Drowning Tragedy
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK A DISTRAUGHT mum has paid tribute to her "perfect" son who drowned at a Northallerton swimming pool. Eight-year-old Kaimen Ward, had gone with two friends and three adults to Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton, on...
Keep Active -That's Ethel's Secret to to Reaching 00 Years 1
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH A CENTENARIAN says the secret of her long life is "keeping active" -but admits she likes a sit down nowadays. Bubbly Ethel Brown, known affectionately as Doll, turned 100 this week and was delighted to receive a card not...
Make the Most of Your Late Summer Break
IT'S bank holiday weekend. And many of us will be looking to make the most of the break by spending time with family and friends. There's plenty of great events taking place across the region in the next few days. Staying close to home, why not...
Moving into Today's World; Your Say
I WAS born and bred in Redcar and I love the place but I've lived and worked in London for a number of years. Gazettelive keeps me in touch with all that's happening back home and the excellent news about Corus' new plant prompted me to write. ...
Online Views
WE WROTE: BERNIE Slaven questioned why Kris Boyd didn't start in the game against Millwall? YOU SAID: Totally agree with Bernie. The team needs to gel and the only way to do this is to play the strongest available team every time. Getting back into...
Oslo's New Icon; Holidays Edited by Steve Race WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/familylife
My holiday Dave Robson visited the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and found a city worth shouting - and singing - about. RISING like a state-of-the-art ferry from the fjord, Oslo's new opera house is a stunning white symbol of a vibrant city. Opened...
Other Venues: ARC, Middlesbrough & Darlington
OTHER comedy highlights in the coming weeks and months include: * ARC, Stockton SUPERSTAR comedians Sarah Millican and Rich Hall have confirmed second dates to accommodate the mass of comedy fans this autumn following the quick sell-out of their original...
Parts Do the Double with a Dramatic Victory
MSV SPORT MIDWEEK LEAGUE A DRAMATIC last ball win gave jubilant Jap Parts a league and cup double. They pipped Nunthorpe Merlin A in the cup final at Billingham. Merlin conjured up 116-7 with J Ward (40) and D Phinn (54no) top scoring. In reply,...
PM SECURITY REVIEW CALL; Taliban Tried to Bring Down Cameron's Copter
SENIOR military figures called on Downing Street to urgently review security arrangements after the Taliban tried to bring down David Cameron's helicopter in Afghanistan, it was reported today. An RAF Chinook transporting the Prime Minister during...
Punto Evolves into Sporting Fun and Games
Byline: STEVE ORME QUITE recently some of the more easily disgusted newspapers carried a story to the effect that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally found himself in bed with three young ladies, none of whom was wearing outdoor...
Shaw Faces Title Choice
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON andrew.wilkinson@eveninggazette.co.uk GRAHAM Shaw is facing a dilemma to relish - which title to go for. The veteran Marton all-rounder has the option helping both the club's first or second teams close in on silverware...
Songs for Summer
OTHER theatre highlights include: * BILLINGHAM Players presents songs for a lazy summer evening tonight at the Theatre Upstairs in Billingham. Steve Mcnicol and Helen Speed who recently formed The Nickel will perform a selection of jazz favourites...
SON IN COURT FOR FAMILY ASSAULTS; Judge Spares Man an Immediate Jail Term A DRUNKEN Son Who Assaulted When They Arrived He Was Penny Bottomley, Defending, Last That He Was Receiving Some
A DRUNKEN son who assaulted his father, mother, sister and a police officer trying to restrain him was spared jail yesterday. The judge told Malcolm Mowbray, 30, to keep away from members of his family against whom he had bad feelings. Mowbray,...
Storm of Laughter; Comedy Clubs: Three of the Best
THREE popular Teesside Comedy Clubs have bagged storming September line-ups. A show stealer from Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and some of the biggest hits of this year's Edinburgh Festival are all heading this way in the next few weeks. ...
Take a Break from the Battle to Stay Dry; PARENTING WITH SUPERMAM
Byline: Marie ; Sarah Supermam says... QMY daughter is three-and-a-half and she is still not potty trained. I have a place for her in nursery but they said she can't start in September unless she is dry. I have tried everything and am at the end...
Take the Main Road
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW MAIN AIM is taken to best handle the testing conditions at Goodwood in the totesport.com Celebration Mile (3.05). Sir Michael Stoute's five-year-old is the highest-rated animal in the four-runner line-up, but he is crucially...
Take the Main Road to Glory
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW MAIN AIM is taken to best handle the testing conditions at Goodwood in the totesport.com Celebration Mile (3.05). Sir Michael Stoute's five-year-old is the highest-rated animal in the four-runner line-up, but he is crucially...
TAVARES EYES BORO DEBUT; Strachan Aims to Tie Up Loan Deal in Time for Tykes Showdown
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR ; PHILIP TALLENTIRE SENEGAL international Mickael Tavares could slot straight into the heart of the Boro midfield tomorrow if his move to England is finalised in time. The French-born 27-year-old is expected to complete a...
Tees Talent on Show; Main Stage: Hoist the Rag Theatre Festival, Georgian Theatre, Stockton
AGROUP of young actors from across Teesside will be showcasing their talents at a special festival being hosted at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton for the first time this weekend. The Hoist the Rag Theatre Festival will bring two days of theatre,...
TEES TEEN DEATH PROBE; Sea Drama Victim Was Onouting from Psychiatric Unit: PROBE AFTER SEA TRAGEDY
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK AN INVESTIGATION by police and health chiefs was under way today after a Teesside teenager drowned while on a supervised day-trip from a psychiatric hospital. It was revealed yesterday that James Samuel Willis, 17, from...
Thai's Top Flavours
Byline: Naomi Corrigan THE translation of the Thai word baan is house or home. Quite fitting as we were welcomed into the Baan Thai in Hartlepool like family and soon felt right at home. From start to finish the service at the restaurant was...
Thanks for Granting Our Dad's Dying Wish
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH A FAMILY is "hugely relieved" to be told their loved one's dying wish to be laid to rest in the churchyard of his choice has been granted. Wendy Derwent's dad Thomas Alcock died last Friday, aged 81. His family started...
THE BIG MATCH; Barnsley V Boro at Oakwell, Tomorrow 3pm
KNOW THE FORM KNOW THE FORM BORO went out of the Carling Cup at Millwall on Tuesday when they suffered a 2-1 defeat. However Gordon Strachan's men have recorded two consecutive clean sheets in the league, including a battling goalless draw at Leicester....
There's Nothing Bad about This Boy; Coming Soon: Badly Drawn Boy
THE majestic and renowned singer-songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY is set to play a Teesside date later this year. The talented Mancunian has been booked for a show at Stockton's ARC which will come ten days after the release of his latest album. Badly...
This Advice Could Save Your Lives. Urge to Beach Visitors after Death of Teen
Byline: MIKE MORGAN THE LATEST rip tide tragedy at Whitby has prompted an urgent coastguards warning today to thousands of visiting Teesside beach revellers to stay within lifeguard-controlled safety flags. OnWednesday, a 17-year-old boy died...
Today's Movies; Film of the Day
Inglourious Basterds (Sky Movies Action & Adventure, 10.00pm) American officer Aldo Raine leads a squad of soldiers into occupied France on a mission to brutally kill as many Nazis as possible and spread fear through the Third Reich. They become...
Transit with a Sporty Angle
Byline: JOHN CONNOR THE last 45 years have been remarkable for Ford's Transit van. Since its launch in 1965, more than six million have gone to good homes across the world, two million of these to UK buyers. The Transit has become synonymous...
TRUANCY IS ON THE RISE; Lost School Days Are Revealed
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA LATEST figures have revealed a rise in the number of Teesside pupils who skipped school this year. Across Teesside 41,680 days were lost to unauthorised absence in the spring term according to statistics published by the...
UP FOR THE CUP; Watson Aiming for Awayday Adventures
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@eveninggazette.co.uk BILLINGHAM Synthonia boss Michael Watson is hoping to book his supporters an away day beano in the FA Cup. Synners take on West Auckland tomorrow in the preliminary round of world's...
Volunteering Helps Dawn Land Her Dream Position; Police Press Office Awaits
HARD work has paid off for a Cleveland Police volunteer after she landed a full-time job in the same field. The force is now encouraging more people to follow in Dawn Groom's footsteps and become volunteers. Dawn, 24, from Stockton, has been offered...
We Need to Bully Our Rivals, Says Matt
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR NEW boy Matt Kilgallon reckons Boro must be prepared to bully their way up the table. Kilgallon, who can draw on plenty of Championship experience from his time at Sheffield United and Leeds, has stressed that there are a...
What's on Your Bookshelf?
ARAMINTA HARTLEY, from Redcar, is studying multimedia journalism at Teesside University. The 20-year-old talks about her favourite books this week. * What was the first book you read? The earliest book I can remember reading was Araminta Spook by...
Wimping out; Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
BASED on the best-selling illustrated novel by Jeff Kinney, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid is a coming of age comedy about those painful pre-teenage years when everyone wants to fit in. It's that confusing time when one misguided action or word could mean...
YES! Pounds 1.7m Plan Approved; Boost for Creative Industry
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A pounds 1.7M plan to provide a major boost to the digital and creative sector on Teesside has been approved. Aims of the plan include an increase in the number of businesses in the area and boosting their business with...
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