Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Articles from April 9, 2010

60 Second Guide
Film: Underdogs crack the whip An ungainly girl is on a roll... An ungainly and unfeminine teenager in sleepy Bodeen, Texas, Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page, front, centre) stands little chance of winning the Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant despite her pushy...
Acknowledgements
An acknowledgement notice is designed for you to thank relatives and friends for their kindness shown during your bereavement. You may also wish to mention hospitals, medical staff, nursing homes, religious leaders, charitable trusts and funeral directors....
Bailiff Buyout Brings Growth
DARLINGTON-based National Enforcement Services (NES) has sold out to national JBW Group to create one of the largest bailiff service providers in the North. Under the deal, NES founder Andy Coates and all 14 staff at Lingfield Point, will be responsible...
Big Cars Getting Cheaper
Byline: MATTHEW TUMBRIDGE THE new tax bands mean buying a big new car is a bad idea. The ever-increasing fuel costs, at first thought, seem to compound the problem. But what all this means is that big cars are becoming unpopular, so once they...
Boro Seek Double on Title Favourites; LOCAL RUGBY
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON MIDDLESBROUGH complete their league season at Morley, who need to avoid defeat to clinch the title. Boro have had a solid season in National Three North, and although not at full strength, they will field a stronger side...
Car Sales in Top Gear
Byline: KELLEY PRICE TEESSIDE motor dealers are celebrating a healthy rise in new car sales following news yesterday that iconic British brand Land Rover had revved into an historic lead with the best ever monthly turnover in its 62-year history....
Celebs Are All at Sea; There's Nothing Stuffy about Cruises These Days. Now It's a World of Celebrities and TV Shows, Says PAUL COLE
My holiday FIRST time I ever set to sea on a cruise ship, the entertainment on offer hit the giddy heights of napkin folding, deck quoits and shuffleboard. And it wasn't all that long ago. Liners tended to be staid, rather stuffy affairs for...
Church Burglars Jailed; Raiders Used Crucifix to Steal a Safe
THIEVES who left a Redcar church permanently scarred and a shocked congregation after a callous break-in have been jailed. The pair tore a silver crucifix from the altar which they used to rip a safe from its mountings before stealing communion...
Claire Petulengro
Byline: Claire Petulengro ARIES (March 21/April 20): Show your family a little support instead of criticising them this weekend. You'll be amazed at what this achieves. Phone calls can save you money and reputation. Call to hear about a surprise...
Climb a Stairway to Food Heaven; Portofino: Hartlepool Marina: First Class on First Floor in This Hidden Gem
Byline: Naomi Corrigan UNLIKE most of the restaurants in the Hartlepool Marina area, Portofino is almost hidden from view. Nestled up on the first floor of a building by the Historic Quay, visitors passing by on the main road could blink and...
CRUNCH TIME; No Room for Error as Boss Looks for Four Wins: Strach Clings to Play-Off Dream
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR GORDON Strachan reckons Boro face their crunch weekend at the Riverside Stadium tomorrow. Victory against Sheffield Wednesday - allied to fortuitous results elsewhere - could yet keep the faint play-off dream alive. But...
Deaths
ASPERY Michelle (nee Wilson) Peacefully at home on April 2, 2010, aged 45 years. Beloved wife of Peter, much loved mam of Peter and Stephen and 'Mam No.2' to Sarah. Funeral service on Friday, April 16 in St. Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium at 2.00p.m....
Deaths
GARDNER Margaret Maggie G dear sister-in-law of Judith and Garth, much loved aunt of Iain, Keith and partners. God bless. GARDNER Maggie Memories of our childhood friend will stay with us forever, We will hold you close within our hearts and we'll...
Deaths
WALKER Margaret (Jenny) On April 5, Jenny, aged 94 years of Thornaby. Wife of the late John Walker. Mother of Colin, grandmother of Craig and Ruth and great grandma of Amelia and Masie. Funeral service to take place in Thornaby Methodist Church on...
Don't Rule Us out, Says Marske Boss
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS MARSKE may have suffered a couple of dents in their title ambitions but they are still alive and kicking in the cut-throat second division summit scramble. The Seasiders elbowed to the front of the tightly bunched pack...
Easter Egged on Still
SCHOOL'S still out for many youngsters across Tees Valley, so here are some ideas to keep the family busy during the break. CAPTAIN COOK BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM in Middlesbrough is holding events throughout the Easter school holidays, until Sunday, April...
Face Facts; Take a Close Look. Then Get Poetic
FACES and the stories they tell are explored in a fascinating new exhibition which has opened at Hartlepool Art Gallery. IN THY FACE I SEE... which runs until Saturday, May 29, turns the spotlight on portraits in the Hartlepool Museums Collection....
Family Life; Parenting with Superdad
Byline: MARIE TURBILL ; SARAH DALE QMY son has started truanting from school, it's not like him, he likes school. How can I get to the bottom of this? AIT would be helpful to find out the extent of his truanting. You can find out dates and times...
Former Winners Look for Aintree Repeat
PAST winners Mon Mome (2009) and Comply Or Die (2008) are among a maximum field of 40 declared for the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree tomorrow. There was not one withdrawal from the top 40, leaving connections of those horses, such as Whinstone...
From Market Forces to Peaceful Country
Byline: Bob Woodhouse FROM the bustling setting of Helmsley's market place to the quieter village charms of Harome, with a range of countrywide along the way, there are plenty of contrasts on this delightful Ryedale stroll. Starting from Helmsley...
Going with the Flow with Seth Lakeman; Gig of the Week: Seth Lakeman
Byline: Andrew Pain In association with THE unorthodox solo folk of SETH LAKEMAN will be belted out from a Teesside stage this weekend. The West Country born singer/songwriter (pictured right) has been credited with bringing folk music to a whole...
Gullwing Rekindles Panamericana
By CHRIS RUSSON FOR those in the know, Highway 190 in Mexico is as famous a stretch of road as the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans or the Grand Corniche leading from Monte Carlo. The list of drivers who have travelled its 1,930 miles reads like a Who's...
How Jessica's Rainbow Dream Was Almost over. before It Even Began; Fortune Smiles on Teenager Who's Lived Life in Spotlight
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES AN UNEXPECTED phone call paved the way for a talented Teesside starlet, and current bookies favourite, to star on the BBC's Over the Rainbow, after judges sent her home. Normanby girl Jessica Robinson, 18, is among the final...
Hula's a Hit with Healthy Kids; and Other Sports Are Fun as Well
Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT MORE than 100 schoolchildren from Middlesbrough had a hula lot of fun at a healthy play day. The pupils have all been involved over the winter in healthy play activities thanks to Middlesbrough's pounds 9m Healthy Towns...
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...
In the Soup; One for Your Diary: Bowling for Soup
Byline: Andrew Pain reports A MERICAN pop-punkers BOWLING FOR SOUP are set to strike on Teesside. The four-piece (pictured), who scored a blockbuster hit with the anthem Girl All The Bad Guys Want, have been booked to play at Middlesbrough's...
Irish Eyes Smiling; Other Theatre Highlights Include:
CAPTURING the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, ESSENCE OF IRELAND (pictured right) will be at Middlesbrough Theatre on Monday. With a selection of the finest dancers and musicians, the show includes music, song and dance with a kaleidoscope of colour...
I Want to Be Heard; Jessica Joins in Council Debate
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A TEENAGER from Middlesbrough has been getting to the heart of local democracy. IJessica Ogleby, 15, from Gresham is the first volunteer to take part in the Youth of Today project. It saw her spending 25 hours getting to...
Kiwi Has Polish! Also Playing: The Dear & Departed
BORN in Boro, bred in New Zealand and now based in Hollywood, tattooist Dan Smith (aka Dan Under) brings his awesome band THE DEAR & DEPARTED (pictured) to his home town this weekend. The group are performing at the weekly Saturday Social Club...
Listen Carefully to Lister's Blues; Also Playing: Aynsley Lister
Byline: Andrew Pain AYNSLEY LISTER, who plays ARC in Stockton tonight, has never been an artist to reheat the music of yesteryear. Influenced from an early age by the '60s RnB era, Lister (pictured right) takes these key elements and mixes them...
Market Bargains
TEESSIDE businesses are set fair for involvement in Hartlepool''s Tall Ships event later this year, with news that they will receive substantial discounts from one of the main event organisers. TheMarket Square Group, which has won the concession...
More or Bore
THE column YOU write yourself! If you fancy a go at More or Bore simply send 400-500 words to the Editor, Evening Gazette, Borough Road, Middlesbrough or email: editor@eveninggazette.co.uk BUT BE PREPARED to write MORE... If you win the readers' vote...
Nina's Ready to Break Mould; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW NINA CARBERRY can create history aboard Character Building by becoming the first female winner of the John Smith's Grand National (4.15). Aintree legend Ginger McCain infamously once said "horses do not win Grand Nationals...
Nina's Strength and Character; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW NINA CARBERRY can create history aboard Character Building by becoming the first female winner of the John Smith's Grand National (4.15). Aintree legend Ginger McCain infamously once said "horses do not win Grand Nationals...
NOT GOOD ENOUGH; We Had No Cutting Edge, Complains Havvy
Byline: MARTIN NEAL REDCAR Bears' nightmare start to the season continued last night as they crashed to their fourth home defeat in as many starts. And Simpson Racing UK/RIS Bears skipper Gary Havelock admitted he could offer no excuses after...
OBSESSIVE AND BAD-TEMPERED; Accused Was Unbearable to Live with Court Is Told
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN;ANDY PASSANT AN ALLEGED murderer became unbearable to live with due to his bad temper and obsession with cleanliness, a court heard. In her petition for divorce which was not disputed, Katrina Jones, 34, claimed her husband...
Our Tasty Treats from Down on the Farm
EVENTS for foodie fans are on the menu in the week ahead. HARTLEPOOL FARMERS' MARKET takes place tomorrow at the car park of Hartlepool's Maritime Experience from 8.30am, but this month there's the chance to get top tips for the kitchen thanks to the...
Raise Glass to Arthur's Memory
THE LIFE of a little known professional footballer from Darlington who blazed a trail in the English game and died a virtually unknown from drink is to be celebrated during the World Cup... with a beer. Hartlepool brewery Camerons said it had taken...
Review: Remember Me
THE title of Allen Coulter's tale of young love on the streets of 2001 New York pleads for remembrance, yet the only thing that lingers in the memory is the use of reallife tragedy to give a final emotional punch. Robert Pattinson steps away briefly...
Review: Whip It! Review: Shelter
YOUTH springs eternal for Ellen Page ... Oscar nominated for her role as a pregnant 16-year-old in the raucous comedy Juno, the 23-year-old Canadian actress has forged a career playing dysfunctional and pithy teenagers. In Whip It! - the auspicious...
Roll Up! Come and Join Us Say Derby Girls
Byline: SARAH JUDD A LADIES skating team has a fun way of keeping fit and are looking for Teesside women to share their love of a very American sport. Middlesbrough Milk Rollers handed out free cakes and biscuits at Cineworld Middlesbrough's...
Seyfried's Such a Hot Property. Showing from Wednesday: Dear John
Byline: Susan Griffin AMANDA Seyfried burst onto the big screen - and into song - as Meryl Streep's daughter in the box-office smash Mamma Mia! It's been pretty much non-stop for the 24-year-old ever since - with three films out this year alone....
THE BIG MATCH THE BIG MATCH; Boro V Sheff Wed at the Riverside Stadium Tomorrow 3pm
KNOW THE FORM KNOW THE FORM BORO are playing a team deep in the basement battle for a fourth game running and will need a dramatic improvement if they are to keep alive their fast fading play-off prospects. Boro lacked cutting edge and imagination...
The Mark of Respect; So Good to See My Mate Back after Cancer Battle
Byline: JEFF WINTER REFS are constantly in the headlines, normally for the wrong reasons. But a referee who should be in the news for the right reasons is my old friend Mark Halsey. Mark made an emotional return to the middle for the match...
This Is a Battle I'm Going to Fight
Byline: SARAH JUDD WYNYARD Hall owner Sir John Hall today vowed to fight "incurable" prostate cancer with the support of his wife Lady Mae declaring: "I'm determined and there's no substitute for that." The millionaire former Newcastle United...
Today's Movies
The Dark Knight (Sky Movies Action & Adventure, 9.00pm) In the sequel to Batman Begins, the masked hero is pushed to his limits as the Joker plunges Gotham City into anarchy. Comic-book thriller, starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart,...
Tributes Pour in as Punk Legend Dies, Aged 64
SEX Pistol John Lydon paid tribute to the band's former manager Malcolm McLaren, who died aged 64. The punk rock pioneer died yesterday in a Swiss hospital after losing a battle with cancer. Frontman Lydon, who fell out with McLaren in a rift...
TRIBUTES TO KAYAK TEEN; Family's Grief as Body Recovered from Waters: He Died Doing What He Loved
Byline: KAREN FAUGHEY THE grieving parents of a Teesside canoeist watched from a Scottish riverside as rescue workers finally recovered his body from the swollen waters. Tributes were today paid to Simon Fletcher, 19, from Stockton who died after...
Waite Aims to Be Back
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON TEESSIDER Gareth Waite's season is over, but he could earn a new contract with Darlington. The 23-year-old needs surgery on a persistent knee problem, though he has made a good impression since stepping up from Northern...
WALK THIS WAY! Easter Trail Just the Start of Pounds 200k Boost
Byline: MIKE MORGAN GUISBOROUGH Forest and Walkway Centre is taking full advantage of a pounds 200,000 project boost. And it began this week when lots of kids visited the Pinchinthorpe venue for a bumper Easter Eggs-pedition trail. The project...
What to Watch: Your Guide to the Films Showing This Week
ALIENS IN THE ATTIC (PG) Cineworld Sat 10.15am (games plus choice of films for pounds 1) and VUE weekend 11.10am - In John Schultz's family comedy, a spaceship full of ray gun-wielding aliens intent on invasion are foiled by teenage swot Carter Pearson...
WHERE DID SIGNS SPRING FROM? Speed Limit Changes Anger Tees Drivers
Byline: MIKE MORGAN A FOREST of 40mph road signs which have sprouted up near Guisborough and Redcar have motorists hot under the collar. For while many say they favour improvements adding to road safety, others are miffed by an apparent lack...
Wind Ready to Blow for Renault
Byline: MIKE TORPEY ONE of the most eagerly awaited open top cars of the year, the Renault Wind, will cost from pounds 15,500 when it reaches showrooms this summer. Not only will the new coupe-roadster undercut rivals like the Mazda MX-5 and Peugeot...
Winners Will Feel Flush.! Main Stage: Win Tickets to See Hot Flush!
MUSIC, mirth and the miseries of menopause combine at Middlesbrough Theatre next month. Women's woes are dealt with in the most outrageous and hilarious way in HOT FLUSH! which takes to the stage on May 11 and 12. Lesley Joseph (pictured left),...
Woodblocks of Steel
Byline: Karen McLauchlan PREVIOUSLY unseen images of Teesside steelmaking are part of an exhibition at Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum. More than 40 woodblock prints (one of which is pictured, right) have been brought together for the exhibition,...
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