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, 2006

Banned!
Byline: James Johnston A judge refused to hear the case against him - but rugby player Andrew Evans has been banned from his sport for five months. Mr Evans, of York Crescent, Billingham, faced life in jail after being caught on camera stamping...
Barbara Argument's Column
I was going to write about how we were mugged on a Malaga beach on a cheapie away weekend. But who wants to know my tales of misery when there's a whole heap of celebrity stuff out there to pick over? What's a lost passport, watch, money, etc,...
Boro to Make Changes
Byline: Rugby Preview Andrew Wilkinson Middlesbrough are forced into several changes as they look to maintain their place at the top of North 2 East. They are without key players at struggling Hartlepool Rovers. Centre Dave Richardson has...
Botham 'Forced Me out of Job'
Byline: Naomi Paylor Ian Botham's former gardener is suing the cricketing legend, claiming he was forced out his job. Christopher Chappell, 25, from Hartlepool, resigned from his post at the Botham's Richmond estate in March after 16 months there....
Brothers in Arms
Byline: Mike Morgan A trio of close Teesside pals have completed a rare achievement by passing out within weeks of one another as fully fledged Royal Marine Commandos. The three young soldiers, all just 17, grew up together in Guisborough and...
Corus Shares Fall on Tata Takeover News
Byline: Karen Mclauchlan Shares fell today in steel giant Corus, which employs 2,900 on Teesside, as news of a pounds 4.3bn takeover deal with Tata Steel emerged. Tata's offer price of 455p a share was below last night's closing price of 478.5p....
Didn't Say That
At a planning and development meeting on October 6 a decision was taken to allow the development of the Forbes Building on Linthorpe Road. This is a listed building and is very important to the town, its history and its future. I was in favour of...
Dropped Ciggie Cost Smoker
Byline: Andy Passant And Dave Robson A woman whose discarded cigarette end cost her pounds 160, told today how she felt humiliated by her treatment. Lynne Freeman was seen to drop a cigarette butt outside a Redcar shop. She was spotted by...
End of Road
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie The civic car used by Middlesbrough council is set to be ditched. The lease of the Jaguar car costs the council pounds 10,000 a year. But in nine months it was used just 11 times. Getting rid of the car is among several...
Final Chequered Flag for Legend
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher calls time on a record-breaking career in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Sir Jackie Stewart believes a "flawed" Schumacher has made the right decision to retire. Although recognising the German's achievement...
First Team Hopes
Byline: Adam Steel And Andrew Wilkinson Striker David Foley would love another bite of the first-team cherry when Hartlepool tackle Chester tonight (7.45pm). The 19-year-old has smacked seven goals in three games for the reserves and followed...
Garages for Axe?
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie The future of hundreds of domestic garages on Middlesbrough's housing estates is being reviewed. The garages are owned by Erimus Housing, the borough's largest social landlord. It took them over as part of the package...
Hall the Way
Byline: Speedway Martin Neal He promised his sponsors something to cheer at their local track - and Richard Hall didn't disappoint last night. For the 22-year-old Peterborough Panthers star from Bedale gave a thrilling performance to win the...
Henman and Murray's Madrid Hopes Dashed
Byline: Tennis British hopes Andy Murray and Tim Henman have crashed out of the Madrid Masters. Henman had his sportsmanship questioned by David Nalbandian after the Argentinian defeated the British No.2 to reach the quarter-final of the tournament....
I Want More of the Mags!
Byline: Andrew Wilkinson Bring on the Magpies - that's the call from Boro youngster Lee Cattermole who can't wait to get to grips with another derby showdown. While a clash with Newcastle is special for all the Boro players and fans, it means...
Magpies Maintain European Clean Sheet
Byline: Uefa Cup Newcastle United warmed up for Sunday's Riverside rumble with a 1-0 home win over Fenerbahce in the opening game of the UEFA Cup group stage. Antoine Sibierski got a late goal after a laboured performance against the Turkish...
Minsk Mission
Byline: Sandy Mckenzie Lessons can be learned by Middlesbrough and the rest of the UK from the Belarusian capital of Minsk, says Middlesbrough councillor Joe Michna. He has just returned from visiting the city with his "trusty clipboard". ...
Parents' Panel
Matthew Brown, from Hartburn, is dad to Olivia, eight, Louis, two, and Tess, one, he is also a chef at Arc, Stockton, where he runs cooking and healthy eating classes for children. ONE of the many problems with today's society/lifestyle is that...
Pensioner Neglected
Byline: Audrey Forbes Neglect played a part in the death of a Middlesbrough pensioner in hospital, a Teesside inquest heard. Freda Hardy, 83, of Berwick Hills died on November 13 last year at the James Cook University Hospital, having been admitted...
Police on Streets in Murder Hunt
Byline: James Johnston A major operation to track the killer of father-of-six Peter Hoe continued on the streets of Teesside today . Cleveland Police blitzed the streets around the 43-year-old's home in Jubilee Road, Eston, quizzing residents...
Pounds 4.3bn Deal for Corus
Byline: Helen Logan Tees steelworkers were given a swift pledge today that there would be no short-term job losses as Corus agreed a pounds 4.3bn takeover by an Indian company. The massive deal was welcomed in the area and union leaders insisted...
Regime Has Power
Byline: Racing Preview Michael Bell struck with Motivator in the Racing Post Trophy two years ago and Regime can evoke memories of the Derby winner by taking the Group One prize tomorrow (3.15). The mile contest has been switched to Newbury this...
Set to Harm
Byline: Cricket England will be hoping Steve Harmison can leave further scars on Australia's batsmen in tomorrow's ICC Champions Trophy showdown. The 27-year-old has caused considerable damage to the Australians since the opening of the 2005...
Supermam
My 12-year-old grandaughter has always been a bit overweight but over the last year I fear she is on the verge of becoming obese. My daughter and myself both enjoy our food, chocs and takeaways so I know it is in her genes but I am concerned that my...
Synners Motor
Byline: Preview By Anthony Vickers Billingham Synthonia go to Morpeth Town looking for a fifth successive victory to continue their upturn. After a stuttering start, Synners are beginning to motor. Confidence and form are returning after four...
Table Tennis
Byline: Alan Ransome Ormesby Girls produced their best performance to date to finish top of the First Division of the Junior British League competition in Stoke, winning nine points out of a possible ten, writes Alan Ransome. Ormesby won four...
Two on Killing Charge
Byline: Ron Livingstone The owner-manager and a care assistant of a Teesside care home have been charged with the manslaughter of a long-term resident. The two women - both aged 53 - will appear before Teesside magistrates on Tuesday. Cleveland...
Veil Row Rages On
Muslims feel targeted, says Cameron THE row over the face veil in British society showed no signs of cooling today as opposition leader David Cameron joined the fray. The Tory leader said he was concerned the Muslim community was feeling "slightly...
Villagers Seeking the Killer Instinct
Byline: Wearside League By Anthony Vickers Wolviston are hoping for a change in luck in front of goal as they take on Hartlepool. The Villagers - who had scored 13 in the previous three games - battered Annfield Plain last week but just could...
Walk on Red
When you are sent off, GET OFF! Last weekend confirmed the growing trend of players not leaving the field immediately when they have been dismissed. In the Reading v Chelsea battle, both Mikel Jon Obi (Chelsea) and Andre Bikey (Reading), received...
We Will Fight for Your Cash
Byline: Marie Levy MPs today joined the fight to recover the Christmas savings of thousands of Teesside families. Farepak customers are furious the company continued to take their money up until last Friday - the day it went into administration....
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