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 November 18, 2011

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB SLAMMED; Early Years Provision Needs a 'Significant Improvement'
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH AN after school club at a Middlesbrough primary school has been heavily criticised by Government inspectors as lacking in safeguarding under-fives. Stay and Play Out of School Club, at Nunthorpe Primary School, was deemed...
Also Playing: Hyde & Beast
Byline: Andrew Pain STOCKTON'S Georgian Theatre is braced for a bumper weekend with two hot shows this weekend. North-east "super-duo" HYDE & BEAST are bringing their psychedelic pop sounds to Teesside tonight, while former Marillion frontman...
Also Playing: Karine Polwart
Byline: Andrew Pain SCOTTISH songwriter KARINE POLWART is bringing traditional folk music to the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough tomorrow night. Polwart is famed for combining the economy and universality of the folk storytelling tradition...
Bid for FA Vase Glory Is Getting Serious; Non-League Football
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS THREE Teesside trophy hopefuls face silverware showdowns tomorrow as the FA Vase starts to get serious. The minnows' national knockout competition has reached the second round proper and the cream of last season's contest...
Bill Is the Best Boss!
Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN THE head of Teesside's Wilton Group has been named the North-east's top boss. Bill Scott, who co-founded the firm in 1994 and turned it into an pounds 84m turnover operation with around 600 staff, was presented with the...
Boro V Blackpool; Riverside Stadium, Tomorrow at 3pm
Mowbray's message "I THINK it will be a decent, open football match. I think you have got to give Ian Holloway a lot of credit for losing so many key players in the summer but then continuing along the same philosophy. "They seem to have found a...
BRAVERY OF WOMAN WHO SAVED TEENS; Kristen Confronted Robbers in Street Mum in Pyjamas Tackled Robbers
Byline: CHRIS HOLE A PYJAMA-clad mum bravely saved a teenage girl from the clutches of robbers. Kristen Khan confronted the criminals after a young girl mouthed "help me" to her through the window of her Middlesbrough home. Without fear for...
Christmas Cheer! Thousands Gather to See Millie Switch on Lights
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN A LITTLE local hero helped light up Middlesbrough town centre at the Christmas switch-on. Hundreds of families gathered for the host of yuletide fun organised for the festive lights extravaganza. And nine-year-old Millie...
Clarie Petulengro
Byline: Clarie Petulengro SCORPIO (October 24-November 22) Exciting and unusual invitations come your way, and you should find that your eyes are opened to what an interesting place the new world you''ve entered can be. Romantic invites tonight...
Classic Look for the Forties; Motoring World Classic Wheels
SOME cars of the early 1950s just could not leave the pre-war years behind in terms of styling but one was all the better for it. The smart little MG Y saloon which was produced between 1947 and 1953 was classy 1940s through and through. Utilising...
CLOSURE CONCERN; Fears over Decision to Shut Bank Branch
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH A DISABLED woman has hit out at the planned closure of a "lifeline" bank in Linthorpe Village. Angela Wright has been an HSBC customer for three decades and said the loss of one of the last remaining banks in the village...
COMING DOWN? Former Pub Is Facing Demolition
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE DEMOLITION men could soon move in to knock down a former Middlesbrough pub. But local resident John Hall is calling for a reprieve for the former Roseberry pub on Acklam Road. He wants to see at least part of the building...
CONCERN FOR STAFF SAFETY; Attacks on Healthcare Workers Pass 2,000
Byline: SARAH JUDD MORE than 2,000 healthcare workers on Teesside were the victims of assault at work last year, new figures show. A total of 2,055 assaults on Teesside-based NHS staff were recorded in the year 2010/11, including punches, biting...
Curtain Raisers
CHRISTMAS comes early to Darlington's Civic Theatre next week. The Holly and The Ivy is in town from Tuesday until Saturday, November 26. Wynyard Browne's period classic is set on Christmas Eve 1947, in a Norfolk vicarage, where the vicar' s...
Deaths
BROWN Peter A true character who will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Peter. Terry and Jan Pierce. BROWN Peter Goodnight, God bless My Mucka. Gonna miss you. Love Dawn, Stewart and family. xxx BROWN Peter R.I.P. PeterBrown-News@TenFoutain-Bar.Com. ...
DON'T SHUT US OUT; Campaigners' Plea to Save Deaf Centre
Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE ; NICOLA GOLDING THE closure of a deaf centre in Middlesbrough would have a devastating effect on the lives of its users, it has been claimed. Middlesbrough Deaf Centre has been earmarked for closure as part of the council's...
Fitting Tribute to Mark 90th Anniversary
This Remembrance Sunday, I attended moving services and ceremonies in Moorsholm, Loftus and Boosbeck. The Royal British Legion, I have heard, had its best year ever for donations and poppies sold this year. A fitting tribute to mark its 90th anniversary....
Getting Teeth into Story of Vampires
THE Twilight saga been a phenomenon, with the hugely popular books also becoming a series of hit films. LINDSEY SAMPSON asks Teessiders what they love about the vampire tale. TEAM Edward or Team Jacob - it's the question on everyone's lips. To those...
Help Your Child Talk through School Worries; Gill Says
Q SINCE half-term my 12-year-old son is reluctant to go back to school, giving every excuse to stay at home and even resisting bed time. How do I deal with this? A GILL says: Transition into secondary school can be an unsettling time for a lot of children...
HIGH-FLYERS TOLD TO KEEP EYE ON THE BALL; Rugby Union
Byline: ADAM STEEL DIRECTOR of rugby Stewart Evans insists a positive mental attitude is imperative when leaders Billingham head for the West Yorkshire wilderness to tackle Old Brodleians. With nine wins from 11, the Greenwood Road side are flying...
History on Show
Byline: MIKE MORGAN HISTORY lovers can get a glimpse into the past at a new museum. The newly-opened Prior Pursglove College Museum is showcasing the history of the college and education in Guisborough. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund,...
I'll Make Tigers Roar - Barmby; Championship
FORMER Boro star Nick Barmby is relishing the prospect of kicking off his reign as the new caretaker boss of Hull City with a trip to Pride Park to face high-flying Derby in the npower Championship. Barmby was given the chance following the departure...
Jaguar; Motoring Round-Up
JAGUAR LANDS GREEN APPLE AWARD JAGUAR''S XJ 3.0-litre Diesel has received a Green Apple Environment Award after being named a Gold Winner for Luxury Green Vehicles. The company''s flagship saloon was launched in 2010 and took top spot in a poll...
JOBS VOW IN Pounds 7.5m VISION; 'Unemployed First' Pledge at Site
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A RENEWED bid to develop the former Springs health club site on Teesside Park has been unveiled. An application for planning consent for a pounds 7.5m project is again being made by developer Athenaeum Developments. ...
Joe Back on Song
SOUTH Shields singing sensation JOE MCELDERRY is bringing his new - and somewhat different - tour to Teesside. The former X Factor winner is at Middlesbrough Town Hall tonight. Previous contestants on the talent show have enjoyed varying levels...
Live Shows Remedy
Byline: Chris Hole ICONIC Irishmen THE SAW DOCTORS make a return to Teesside next week. The wild and fun-loving rockers will be doing what they do best at ARC, in Stockton, on Thursday. The show is one of the first dates on a UK-wide tour...
Long Wait for Housing; Your Say
I REFER to the letter from the CEO of Fabrick Housing Alison Thain, (10.11.11). Is it only the fault of central government that there is a lack of social housing in Middlesbrough? Maybe looking closer to home, Fabrick Housing should ask questions...
MAKE HOME GAMES COUNT; Boro Must Cash in on Riverside Fixtures Crank It Up - Mogga
Byline: ADAM STEEL TONY MOWBRAY wants Boro to take their superb home form to the next level - starting against Blackpool tomorrow. Boro resume Championship hostilities after the international break, protecting a 15-match unbeaten run at the Riverside....
Make Sure You're in It for the Long Run! Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW IF Long Run returns in the same kind of form as he ended last year, he will surely be unbeatable in the Betfair Chase (3.05) at Haydock. Nicky Henderson's charge really came of age last term, shrugging off Cheltenham disappointment...
Middlehaven Site: What Next?
THE long-running regeneration of Middlehaven has suffered its latest setback with the collapse of the proposed RiversideOne scheme. SANDY MCKENZIE assessed the wider project's progress. THE redevelopment of Middlehaven has been littered with disappointments...
Mining Memories
SET in remote areas of Swaledale there are dramatic reminders of earlier days when lead mining brought hordes of workers and their families into North Yorkshire. Staring from the parking area close to Surrender Bridge, we walk a few yards up the...
Mouth-Watering Magic
Byline: Mike Hughes IT really doesn't matter where you put Kenny Atkinson - the food he carefully lifts on to his plates and serves up each night will still make you gasp. Since arriving at the five-star Rockliffe Hall just outside Darlington...
My Dad's a Champ; Daughter's Praise for Dad Who Saved Soldier
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH "HE is always going to be the man I look up to" says the daughter of a retired soldier, hurt saving a comrade. Sarahlouise Nicholson, 18, calls her dad Konrad Nicholson a hero - and rightly so. Originally from Teesside,...
Nice Film Role for Soroosh
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY A YOUNG Teesside actor will appear on cinema screens next year after playing a role in a new feature film. Soroosh Lavasani, 17, from Kirklevington, near Yarm, has just returned from filming Halbschatten in the south of...
NIGHTSTOP NEEDS YOU; Wish Can Help Charity Offer Accommodation
Byline: CHRIS HOLE A CHARITY which provides emergency accommodation for young people across Teesside is making a wish for some extra support. Nightstop Teesside has signed up for this year's Wish campaign. The charity, which supports over...
Nowhere Is out of Bounds for This Hardcore Hero
IT''S the leap of faith most Land Rover owners will, perhaps mercifully, never get to experience. You''re driving down a country lane behind the wheel of a Range Rover Sport, when the route is barred by a mud-spattered off-road vehicle. Out pops specialist...
Quartet Back for Weekend Double Header; Basketball
Byline: MARTIN NEAL TEES Valley Mohawks will have four key players back for their big double dose of weekend action. The Middlesbrough-based side headed south last weekend with just eight players but still managed to continue their upward progression...
Review: HERG[ETH]: The Man Who Created Tintin and Forward Book of Poetry
HERG[ETH]: The Man Who Created Tintin by Pierre Assouline, translated by Charles Ruas (Oxford University Press, pounds 9.99) AS Teesside actor Jamie Bell plays Tintin on the big screen in the newly released Steven Spielberg film, The Adventures of...
Review: Justice
YOU wait all year for a generic and predictable Nicolas Cage thriller and then two come along in quick succession. Last week, the Oscar-winning actor and screen wife Nicole Kidman valiantly fended off bumbling diamond thieves during a home invasion...
Rob's Fame Game
HE'S won an army of devotees playing a sexy vampire in The Twilight Saga, but as the penultimate movie is released, actor Robert Pattinson is already dreaming of an end to the "craziness" that comes with fame. Three years ago Robert Pattinson was...
Show Your Spots ... and Let's Raise Lots!
7 A.A.A. Roof Repairs Est. 1976 ARE you doing fun things for a great cause as part of the 2011 BBC Children in Need Appeal? This year's event will reach its crescendo at tonight's star-studded BBC One telethon. At the heart of every appeal are the...
Sparkling Family Fun; Events: Festive Fun
Byline: Karen McLauchlan STOCKTON Sparkles gets underway next week. The fantastic festive festival has a packed programme of events taking place in the town. The fun starts on Thursday, November 24 with the Christmas Lights switch on. Beginning...
Streets of History
Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN STOCKTON and Norton both have histories which stretch back to medieval times. And their stories have now been told through historic photographs in a new book - Around Stockton & Norton by Paul Menzies - which will...
The Bravery Behind Benjamin's Smile. I Was a Bit Scared on Stage, Though!
Byline: CHRIS HOLE CHEEKY Benjamin Saunders hides a lot behind his big grin. He has faced more in seven years than most would in their entire lives. He was born six weeks premature, faced an MRSA superbug scare while in hospital, was later...
There's Really Only One Place to Be!
IF you love motorcycles there''s only one place to be from this weekend -the annual Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham''s NEC. Every major motorcycle manufacturer is on board this year, so unless you went to this year''s glamorous Milan show, Motorcycle...
Toyota; Motoring Round-Up
TOP MARKS FOR TOYOTA TRAINING THE performance of Toyota''s UK training academy has been declared outstanding in a new report from independent regulator and inspection body Ofsted. The pounds 14m facility, opened at Nottingham in 2008, passed its...
We Must Aim to Be like Tomorrow's Opponents
THE last time Blackpool visited the Riverside they brushed Boro aside, inspired by Charlie Adam on their way to eventual promotion via the play-offs. They became most people's second team in their debut season in the Premier League with their enterprising...
We're All Smiles Thanks to Our New Centre
A COLOURFUL new look should ensure a bright future for a building at the heart of its community. The Whale Hill Community Centre in Goathland Road, Eston, has reopened after a pounds 28,000 overhaul. Whale Hill Community Association led the revamp...
Youth Theatre Takes on a Disney Classic
TALENTED young Teessiders will be stepping out in a spectacular Disney classic at Middlesbrough Theatre next week. Middlesbrough Youth Theatre take to the stage from Tuesday with Beauty And The Beast, which runs until Saturday, November 26. The...
Zoe Takes a Step Up; Dancer Opens Her Own School at 21
Byline: MIKE MORGAN A YOUNG Teesside entrepreneur is opening her own dance school - at the age of 21. Zoe Bellamy, of Brooksbank Road, Ormesby, has launched the Bellamy School of Ballet at Saltburn Methodist Church Hall and will be teaching youngsters...
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