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 March 21, 2005

A Force for Change
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Cleveland Police have finally turned the corner and are now a force to be reckoned with, finance chief Ann Hall proclaimed today. She took up her job at the Ladgate Lane headquarters a year ago - just weeks after a pounds...
Arson Blamed as Family Saved by Fire Alarms
Byline: Audrey Forbes Smoke alarms fitted just three weeks ago helped seven family members and friends flee a fierce Teesside house fire. The lucky seven occupants, including a one-year-old baby, escaped when a deliberately started bin fire quickly...
As One Road Opens
Byline: Naomi Paylor A pounds 31m link road built to ease rush hour traffic around Stockton borough was officially opened today. Transport Minister Tony McNulty launched the South Stockton Link Road, which was built to budget and a year ahead...
Bathtime
I would love to be one of those people who can relax. Soak in a sudsy bath and think of nothing but soft sandy beaches and crashing waves. But I am not one of nature's coolsters. A chum and I were talking about baths the other day - she'd...
Big Bill to Stop School Thieves
Byline: Mike Underwood A school that is burgled every month is being forced to fork out pounds 20,000 on security to stop "ignorant" thieves. Newlands School, in Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, is receiving a Government grant to pay for CCTV...
Boro 1 Southampton 3
Byline: Eric Paylor Boro gave the impression they were wearing lead boots in a frustrating and dismal display. They handed Saints the initiative at the start, got back into it but then threw the game away in the second half with a lethargic team...
Brake on Travellers
Trespass by travellers would be made a criminal offence under proposals launched by Conservative leader Michael Howard today. A senior Tory claimed that lax regulations in the UK have attracted a large number of gypsies to come from Ireland, where...
Dear Doc
I am disabled with poor mobility and am planning to visit relatives in Australia in a couple of months' time. I am concerned about the long flight and how I will cope. Do you have any tips? A little pre-planning will save you a lot of hassle...
Downhill Fast
Byline: Mike Morgan Efforts to solve Loftus Bank's land subsidence problems have prompted a war of words between a Teesside MP and a local council. Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Ashok Kumar has attacked Redcar and Cleveland Council's...
Downing Set for His World Cup Debut
Wing star Stewart Downing is set to make his England World Cup debut. The 20-year-old Middlesbrough-born player has been called up for the qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan. Downing, who won his first cap in a friendly against...
Edging Closer
Byline: Anthony Vickers Guisborough clawed another step closer to a great escape after a spirited 2-2 draw with Ashington. Relegation-haunted Town stormed back from two down to snatch another precious point and make it three games unbeaten in...
Family Agonies
Byline: Claire Silvers,in association with Surestart I have a daughter aged two and a half who sleeps well in her cot bed. My mother thinks she is too old to be in a cot bed and that she should be moved into a big bed. I am very reluctant as she...
Family Money
Average current account holders with an overdraft could save up to pounds 130 a year by moving accounts. This is the view of financial product comparison service Moneyexpert.com. Consumer debt, excluding mortgages, has passed one trillion pounds...
Fan's View
John Pearce, from Eston: "They were totally inept against Southampton. "It was a gutless performance and it's no wonder the fans turned on the team. "There's too many players at this club who think the season has ended and I'm sick as a parrot....
Fine Words ...We Want Action Now
I read your article about residents in Middlesbrough's Camden and Somerset Streets being warned about turning vigilante. I entirely agree that they should not do this, but what is the alternative? The police and council are always talking about...
From Helping Hand to Leader
Byline: Barry King A Teesside dad has gone from being a helping hand to team leader. Guy Sweetman, 39, from Marske, has set up a pioneering sports education team for young people in the Tees Valley. After years of standing on the touchlines...
Health Checks
Ten steps for staying healthy in flu season 1. Wash your hands regularly and steer clear of coughing and sneezing, left, from those around you. 2. Eat an abundance of brightly coloured fruits and veggies to take advantage of their immune-boosting...
Heartless
Byline: Audrey Forbes A hit and run driver who mowed down a man on Teesside stopped at the scene to retrieve his wing mirror before making off. A 65-year-old man was rushed to hospital with head and leg injuries after he was knocked over in Middlesbrough....
Help You Can Trust
Byline: By Barbara Argument If you're a parent and you're desperate you're not alone. Discipline, healthy eating, help with homework, too much telly - you name it there are questions to ask and problems to solve. A new survey shows that just...
It's Back to the Drawing Board
Byline: Joanne Emmerson Historic plans used to construct Teesside's Transporter Bridge are being brought back to their former glory. Archive conservator Helen Kendall is currently revamping and repairing the original blueprints for the bridge....
Local Heroes
Liverpool kept alive their dreams of snatching the fourth Champions League spot from rivals Everton by winning a sensational Merseyside derby at Anfield. Rafael Benitez' side had Milan Baros sent off and lost Fernando Morientes, Dietmar Hamann and...
'Lucky' Quakers Get Mac Boost
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson And Adam Steel Darlington were today handed a massive boost with the news that defender David McGurk could be back in action for the Easter programme. Quakers feared the worst when the 22-year-old Teessider was stretchered...
Make or Break
Byline: Eric Paylor Boro's battle-weary players have been sent on a week's break in a bid to keep the season alive. Steve McClaren has ordered his squad to stay away from Rockliffe Park and recharge their batteries following yesterday's tired...
Marlow Foods Is to Be Auctioned
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Stokesley-based Marlow Foods, which makes Quorn, could be set to change hands, it emerged today. Montagu Private Equity snapped up the maker and distributor of the meat substitute from AstraZeneca two years ago in a pounds...
McShocker!
Byline: Joanna Desira A Toddler underwent urgent tests after picking up a used condom in a McDonald's restaurant play area. Katie Leigh Taylor-Linton, three, was enjoying chicken nuggets and fries when she decided to go and play. She picked...
Missed Chance for Title Rivals
Byline: by Stokesley missed a golden chance to close in on the top as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat away at lowly Washington Nissan UK Second-placed Stokesley lost on a day when top dogs Darlington RA also tripped up with a 2-0 home defeat to...
Motorsport: Button Furious at Early Finish
Byline: By Jenson Button was seething after being robbed of a podium finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which saw his former team Renault rack up their second win of the season. Fernando Alonso, who replaced Button at Renault for the 2003 season,...
Mums! Time to Slow Down
Byline: Barbara Argument You've finished a hard day's work. The kids need picking up, feeding, entertaining, bathing and putting to bed. The ironing is piling up. The house is a mess. And you've missed the one TV show of the week worth watching....
Our Say Monday
Newlands School in Saltersgill is one of the most burgled properties in Middlesbrough. And that's a title they are trying to ditch by forking out money that could be otherwise spent on education. This caring community school has become a regular...
Street Mission
Byline: Sarah Stack A caring dad who has opened his door to the homeless is highlighting the issue hidden in a Teesside town. The rising numbers of young people living on the streets of Stockton is a growing concern to Joe Murphy, of Nightspot...
Tees Duo's Day of Honours
Byline: Dave Robson Two of Redcar and Cleveland's best-known citizens are preparing for one of the biggest days of their lives. Tomorrow Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete, receives her Dame Commander of the Order...
Victory Eases Threatofdrop
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson Middlesbrough coach John Moore heaped praise on his players after they stormed to victory over league leaders Preston Grasshoppers. The stunning 23-15 result lifts Boro out of the relegation zone, and will give them belief...
Wales Leapfrog World Champs
Byline: By Wales today followed up their stunning Grand Slam success with another notable triumph - moving above England in the official world rankings. Mike Ruddock's RBS Six Nations champions have claimed fifth spot on the International Rugby...
Weighty Problems
Byline: By Audrey Forbes One pint in the pub after work leads to another. And on your way home you nip into the take-away for your tea to save cooking. You munch in front of the television and, stuffed with curry, stay put for the evening....
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