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 January 27, 2012

7ft Barrier to Keep Fans Apart
Byline: ANDREW PAIN A BARRIER cordon is to be used for the first time to keep Boro and Sunderland fans apart around Sunday's big FA Cup clash. Northumbria Police says the 7ft-high metal blockade has been successful in minimising disruption in...
A1 Sportback on Audi Springboard
Byline: STEWART SMITH AUDI is well known for the number of new models it introduces and the latest is the stylish five-door version of its big-selling A1 hatchback. On sale in March, the stylish A1 Sportback offers the convenience of an extra seat...
Adam and His Eve
Byline: Adam Sandler IF you're after some light relief, Adam Sandler's latest comedy should fit the bill. In Jack And Jill, Sandler plays both titular twins who reunite once a year for Thanksgiving when Jack finds himself enduring - rather than...
All Eyes on the FA Cup Clashes
THIS weekend is all about the Fourth Round of the FA Cup where several salivating ties await punters. The choice for many, however, is Saturday''s heavyweight clash at Anfield where Liverpool face old rivals Manchester United. Considering Kenny...
Also Playing:
DATES for your theatre diary in the week ahead include: * Enjoy the sounds of a musical giant at Billingham's Forum Theatre tonight. The Johnny Cash Roadshow takes the audience from the 1950s right up to 2002 and includes hits such as Ring of Fire...
And the Car of the Year Is
Byline: TOM GREENWOOD THE candidates for the European Car of the Year 2012 have been announced and, it has to be said, they are rather a dull bunch. The list comprises the Citron DS5, Fiat Panda, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Ampera, Range Rover Evoque,...
BORO FACE D-DAY DRAMA; Mogga Still Hopeful of Clinching Deals Facing a D-Day Drama
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE TONY Mowbray remains optimistic that he can add to his squad before deadline day. However, with just four days to go before the transfer window shuts, it's looking more and more likely that Boro's business will be conducted...
Broad Knock Boosts England; Cricket
STUART Broad was left unbeaten as England lost their last two wickets in one over after lunch, but still had a precious 70-run lead over Pakistan in the second Test at the Zayed Stadium. Broad (58 not out) and Ian Bell were the most successful with...
Can Teesside Pass the Oxbridge Test? NOT a Single Pupil from a Middlesbrough School Went to Oxford or Cambridge Universities in 2009/2010. ANDY PASSANT Asks If Enough Is Being Done to Get Wider Access
IF you want to get your children into Oxbridge, you might be better off living in leafy Surrey. Recent research shows the affluent South-east county sends more teenagers to Oxford and Cambridge Universities than 47 deprived local authorities put...
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) It [...]
Byline: Claire Petulengro CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) It maybe necessary to be nice to someone you''re not fond of but you''ll obviously be doing it for a very good reason so try not to feel too disheartened. Gambles in love tonight pay off....
Comic Legend Coup for ARC; Comedy Exclusive: Jack Dee
Byline: Jack Dee T EESSIDE comedy fans have another big night to look forward to after legendary stand-up Jack Dee today confirmed a special guest appearance at Stockton' ARC in March. The gig on Wednesday, March 14 is another coup for the venue...
CORONER RULES ON DEATH OF TEENAGER; Parents Donate Heart to Prevent Further Tragedy
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES PARENTS who say their "lives have been turned upside down" following the unexpected death of their son have donated his heart for research. Michael Yendall was a healthy, active 19-year-old who had "everything to live for"...
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with at Teesside Magistrates' Court on December 20 were: John Rientoul, 59, of no fixed abode, jailed for 182 days for breaching an anti-social behaviour order and being drunk and disorderly in a public place. Jeffrey Alan...
Deaths
THOMPSON Susan In loving memory of my Darling Sister Susan. Miss you always, never to be forgotten. All our love, Sister Judith, Brotherinlaw John, Nieces Paula, Melanie and families. R.I.P. Aunty Sue. xxx TRESTON Christopher (Paddy) Peacefully...
Deaths
HOWARD Edna (Nee Wicks) Former Owner of Edna's Fish Shop, Stonehouse Street, Middlesbrough. Peacefully whilst at home on January 23, surrounded by her loving family, Edna aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, loving mother of John, Norman,...
Deaths
CALLAGHAN Michael Brother of Terence and brotherinlaw of Janice. Reunited with Dad, Mam, Colin and Molly. Goodnight, God bless Rest in peace. CAMBRIDGE Michael (Mick) Passed away peacefully on January 24, 2012. Funeral to be held Tuesday, January...
'Dodgy' Goal Wins Wear-Tees Derby; Lowdown on Boro's First FA Cup Visit to Wearside
When Boro went to Sunderland in the FA Cup in January 1934 they were unfancied and under the cosh, but held out for a spirited draw. ANTHONY VICKERS look back at a match that caught the imagination. IT WAS fiercely contested with plenty of derby...
Double Top from Two Jaguar Arrows
Byline: STEVE ORME COMPETITIVE is a word readily attached to the motor industry. Competitive as two Yorkshire terriers chasing a trapped rat - obviously without the silly hair and that annoying thing they do to your leg. Ever since Mr Benz decided...
DVD Reviews:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15) .... CONTROL (John Hurt), the chief of a 1970s British Secret Intelligence Service unit known as the Circus, learns that Russian counterpart Karla has placed a mole within the ranks. To unmask the traitor, Control...
FAREPAK SCANDAL My Sister Died Still Waiting Cash for; Bus Services Face Axe after Pounds 2.4m Budget Cuts
Byline: MIKE MORGAN THE family of a Teesside woman are still waiting for compensation from the collapsed Farepak saving scheme three years after she died. Pauline Brown died of cancer in 2008 while still battling to secure money owed from the...
Flying with This Idea Could Save Us Pounds 250k
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE SETTING up a National Police Air Support Service could save Cleveland Police pounds 250,000 a year, says force authority chairman Stuart Drummond. In the past there have been concerns about the helicopter becoming part...
FOLLOW THE LEADER; Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW QIANSHAN Leader rates a cracking value punt in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster (2.50). Cheltenham Trials Day will rightly generate plenty of buzz with a view to the festival, but this Grade Three handicap on Town Moor is...
GET SET FOR BIG RACES! Countdown Begins for Town Runs
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE IT'S on you marks for the start of the build-up to one of the highlights of Teesside's sporting calendar - the Middlesbrough 5k Road Race and 2k Fun Run. For the first time Boro's Riverside Stadium will be the venue for...
Glam Night for DJ Jules; Clubbing: Judge Jules
R ECORD-SPINNING icon JUDGE JULES will be behind the decks on Teesside tomorrow night. The superstar DJ will be providing the soundtrack at Glam, in Stockton. Jules began playing in 1987, launching a career that can be rivalled by few. He...
Heartbreak in Paradise
GOOD things come to those who wait and it's been an agonising seven years since writer-director Alexander Payne ventured to the sun-dappled vineyards of the quirky Oscar-winning comedy Sideways. He has directed a couple of short films and a TV pilot...
High Street History
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD QUEEN of shops Mary Portas has thrown the spotlight on to them. MPs are scrutinising them. We all use them - or do we? Our high streets have never been under as much examination as they have over the past few months....
How We Got Our Kicks along the A66; on the Beat, with Robert Nichols
ON Friday nights we like nothing better than taking a trip back and forth to get our kicks along Teesside''s route 66. We took in two gigs in one evening, in the week of star gazing it was apt that we viewed the rising stars of Werbeniuk at the...
'I'll Never Get on the Top Deck of a Bus Again' Pupils Relive Crash Horror as Driver Walks Free from Court
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY PASSENGERS on a college bus which had its roof ripped off under a bridge spoke of their ordeal as its driver was given a suspended prison sentence. The double-decker's top deck crashed into a railway bridge in Darlington...
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...
IT'S FRIENDLY FIRE; Pals Set for Derby Crunch
SUNDERLAND skipper Lee Cattermole will go head-to-head with one of his oldest friends in football after being pitched into FA Cup battle with former club. The 23-year-old Teessider made his name as a teenager with Boro, the club he supported as...
LANTERN STARS; Kids Get Crafty before Parade
Byline: CHRIS HOLE CREATIVE youngsters are busy making around 150 lanterns for an annual extravaganza. Pupils at Tilery Primary School, in Stockton, are preparing for their fourth annual lantern parade. It will see hundreds of children and...
Look Back to the Boro's Great Escape; Exhibition: Back from the Brink
APIVOTAL moment in Boro's history has taken centre stage at Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum, The Back From The Brink exhibition features Middlesbrough FC memorabilia from 1986, the year the club was just minutes away from liquidation. But there's...
Man Is Locked Up over Knife Threats
A DRUNKEN knifeman who told police that the devil was coming to kill him has been locked up. Callum Monaghan, 20, from Grangetown, burst into a neighbour's home and threatened him with a kitchen knife. Monaghan lived below the Hoe family, and...
Marske's Revival Faces a Stern Test
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS MARSKE United put their eye-catching form to the test tomorrow as they go to champions Spennymoor. The sizzling Seasiders are unbeaten in nine league games after an impressive upturn that has taken them soaring away from...
My Celebrity Challenge; Ellie Nets Pounds 600 from Andrew Lloyd Webber among Star Gifts in Memory of Baby Brooke
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES TEENAGER Ellie Dalton has been busying writing to more than 200 celebrities for an auction in memory of her "beautiful" baby cousin. Brooke Ingles, who was born seven weeks early weighing just 3lbs, was only eight weeks old...
Online Views
WE WROTE: This weekend sees the fifth birthday celebrations of mima in Middlesbrough. Major developments are planned for mima as the art gallery enters its sixth year. YOU SAID: I think the visiting figures are not a true reflection. Take away the...
Other Comedy
MULTI award-winning stand-up OMID DJALILI, above, brings his new show Tour of Duty to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, February 10. With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him...
QUAKERS' FUTURE STILL IN BALANCE; Darlington FC
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON DARLINGTON'S future today remained in the balance, with crucial talks scheduled. There is understood to be three parties interested in the club, but no clear favourite - and all three parties still have a lot of work...
Reaction over Report
STOCKTON'S North Shore Health Academy's poor GCSE results last year make it one of four failing schools on Teesside. In an Ofsted monitoring inspection, far right, the Norton school was blasted for its low exam grades, weak teaching, bad behaviour,...
Review: A Monster in Paris
STARRING: The voices of Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, Vanessa Paradis, Sean Lennon, Danny Huston DIRECTOR: Bibo Bergeron CERTIFICATE: U RUNNING TIME: 89 mins REVIEWER'S RATING: ??? SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase & VUE A FLEA nurtures a passion for...
Review: Like Crazy
STARRING: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Oliver Muirhead, Alex Kingston, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley DIRECTOR: Drake Doremus CERTIFICATE: 12A RUNNING TIME: 90 mins REVIEWER'S RATING: ???? SHOWING: Showcase LOVE in its many wondrous forms is an...
Reviews
LOOKING for a good read this weekend? Here's our pick of this week's new releases. The Child Who - by Simon Lelic ????' Hardback, pounds 12.99 SIMON Lelic doesn't shy away from controversial issues. He runs towards them, arms outstretched, like...
Review: The Grey
AIR transport may well be trumpeted as the safest form of travel but for film-makers, the possibilities of disaster above terra firma are irresistible. Set in the frozen mountains of Alaska, The Grey is a nightmarish thriller about a group of oil-rig...
Royals Snap Up Striker
STRIKER Jason Roberts has today signed an 18-month contract with Reading. It brings to an end Roberts' five-and-a-half-year stint with Blackburn where he made over 150 appearances, scoring 29 goals. The 34-year-old had fallen out of favour under...
Same Again for Table-Toppers; Rugby Union
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON TOP dogs Billingham are set to name an unchanged line-up for the trip to Cleckheaton. The only switch for the North One East pacesetters is on the bench, where prop replacement Callum Cranston returns in place of Rob...
Son's So Angry since His Dad Was Sent Away; Gill Says
Q MY partner was sent to prison for 12 months. This is the first time he has been in trouble. Our nine-year-old son has become very clingy with me but with angry outbursts. He is very close to his dad. I am unsure how to deal with this. Help?...
Spinal Support Group Praised in Parliament
Byline: SARAH JUDD A TEESSIDE spinal support group, which helps hundreds of people with chronic back pain in the local area and beyond has been praised in Parliament. Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson held a Commons debate about the work of the Tees...
Stockton's Ska, Soul and Folk Weekend; Gig of the Week: The Ska Beats/Woodenbox in Association With
S TOCKTON'S Georgian Theatre hosts a busy weekend of live music with two fantastic gigs. Tonight music lovers are warned to have their pork pie hats at the ready for seven-piece THE SKA BEATS. The two-tone fanatics will be blasting out all the...
Striker Poole Set to Miss Big Clash; Hartlepool Utd FC
HARTLEPOOL are again likely to be without liverwire forward James Poole when they host Carlisle United tomorrow. He injured his hamstring in the Boxing Day win at Oldham, and while there were hopes that he could return, it seems as though the injury...
Strolling through Suburban Settings; Walk: Marton and Ormesby Beck Distance: 4- Miles
Byline: BOB WOODHOUSE M IDDLESBROUGH'S southern suburbs are criss-crossed by a network of walkways and cycle routes that pass through a whole range of settings. Starting from St Cuthbert's Church at Marton we use the nearby pedestrian crossing...
SYNNERS BATTLECRY; We Can Hit Them on the Counter - Watson
Byline: ADAM STEEL BILLINGHAM Synthonia's Wembley aspirations face an FA Vase acid test - and manager Michael Watson believes they can pass it with flying colours by carving Runcorn Town open on the break. Tomorrow's fourth round replay in Cheshire...
That's Enough Old Jokes about Drummers, Thanks; Also Playing: Hyde & Beast
WHAT do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? You won't give the answer "drummer" to this old joke after seeing HYDE & BEAST. They are two drummers from top North-east bands, Dave Hyde (Hyde) from The Futureheads and Neil Bassett (Beast)...
The Four Schools That Are Failing Pupils
Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE THOUSANDS of Teesside's teenagers are being let down by their failing schools. Latest GCSE tables revealed that four Tees secondary schools failed to meet new criteria aimed at driving up standards - which could result in...
Three-Wheeler with a Licence to Thrill; Classic Wheels
Byline: IAN JOHNSON WITH quite startling performance, the Bond 875 threw away the three-wheeler rule book. Just after the Second World war, Lawrie Bond launched his Minicar three-wheeler which was very sparse in terms of equipment. But afterwards...
Toon Cup Warning
NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew admits his Barclays Premier League side have their work cut out to avoid another FA Cup upset as they prepare for their third round trip to Brighton. The Magpies were famously humbled by Ronnie Radford's non-league Hereford...
VW Dressed to Impress
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON IT'S regarded as one of the best looking cars around and now Volkswagen's super sleek coupe has been given some pampering. To be known just as the CC bringing it into line with VW's branding in America, the new version of what...
WHY NOT RUN WITH ME? Grieving Lyndsay's Race for Life Rally Cry
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES DESPITE losing her dad only a month ago, Lyndsay Madden is determined to run Cancer Research UK's Race For Life. And the 31-year-old mum-of-three is calling on Teesside women to join her and help the charity raise vital funds....
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