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 9, 2012

A Barrier to Trade; Shop Owner's Claim over Works Access
Byline: MIKE MORGAN AN ANGRY trader claims he's lost thousands of pounds because of Redcar and Cleveland Council roadworks outside his two shops. Gene Jarred owns Stokelds toy, nursery, stationery and art shops in Fountain Street, Guisborough....
A CATALOGUE OF CRUELTY TO KIDS; Parents' Actions Verged on 'Sadistic', Court Told
Byline: ANDY PASSANT A MIDDLESBROUGH woman and her ex-husband were behind bars today after years of "despicable" violence and neglect towards their children. The couple's behaviour was described in court as "verging on the sadistic" after they...
A Circus Feast Rolls into Town
THE circus comes to town - at the double - on Teesside next week. Great circus shows will on offer at both Darlington's Civic Theatre and Billingham's Forum Theatre. The Chinese State Circus featuring the first UK appearance of the formidable...
AMONG the Cases Dealt with [...]
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on February 3 were: Michael John Thomson, 19, of Overdale Road, Middlesbrough, ordered to pay pounds 200 compensation for theft. Kurt Thomas Blythman, 19, of Black Diamond Way, Eaglescliffe,...
A Sibling Celebration; Comedy: Shappi Khorsandi
BRITISH Comedy Award nominee and big TV favourite Shappi Khorsandi makes her first visit to Middlesbrough next week. And she promises an evening filled with love, laughter of all things family related. Shappi is bringing her smash-hit Edinburgh...
A Sizzling Meal, without the Burger Challenge
Byline: FIONA HENDERSON THE Flaming Challenge Burger caught our eye as we examined the menu at The Roundel in Thornaby. It looked as though it would feed a large family. The challenge, should we wish to take it, was 1kg of meat between a bun: consisting...
Belle of the Oddballs; Christina Ricci Is Set to Be the Envy of Every Girl, When She Canoodles with Robert Pattinson in Bel Ami. but Steamy Sex Scenes Are Just Part of the Job, She Tells Albertina Lloyd
DESPITE recently celebrating her 32nd birthday with three days of partying, Christina Ricci is the model of professionalism. There's no trace of dark shadows beneath her eyes, as big as saucers, as she sits looking serious and ready for business...
Beside the Seaside
WHITLEY Bay is well known for its fine beach and seafront settings, but there are many more outstanding features on this stroll that takes in both coast and countrywide to the north of the River Tyne. Starting from the distinctive outlines of the...
Betty's So Sad to Lose Library Link; Mobile Service Set for Final Visits
Byline: ANDREW PAIN A BLIND great-gran says a soon-to-be axed mobile library service has been a "Godsend" to her and other residents. Betty Yolland says the bus's visit to Nunthorpe Methodist Church every three weeks has been a gift to the suburb,...
Book Reviews:
Byline: SARAH DALE THE HAIRY BIKERS' BIG BOOK OF BAKING by Dave Myers and Si King (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pounds 20, hb). Out on March 15. THE Hairy Bikers are back with a new primetime TV series and a cookbook to tie in with the programme....
Casualties Back for Riverside Showdown
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE BORO could be at full strength for Sunday's Yorkshire derby with Leeds. Nicky Bailey, Julio Arca, Faris Haroun and Kevin Thomson are all on course to be declared fit for the lunchtime tussle. That means Scott McDonald...
Choir Is Celebrating 125 Years of Song with a Special Exhibition
Byline: ANDREW PAIN THE 125th anniversary of a men's choir has been marked with an exhibition honouring its history. Middlesbrough's Apollo Male Voice choir is the subject of a display at the Dorman Museum as part of its celebrations for reaching...
Claire Petulegro
Byline: Claire petulegro PISCES (February 20-March 20) Playing games in love could see you getting your fingers burned. Stop and look around you. By taking in the view you'll soon see that there is no need to put on any sort of an act. Ring me now...
Crazy - but That's the Way It Is
DID YOU see the crazy fly on the wall documentary about QPR this week? I watched every second of it and it totally enthralled me. It showed a club being run in a way that was totally barmy. Chaotic. Unpredictable. Crazy. It was a complete car-crash....
Curtain Up
FANCY at night at theatre in the next seven days? Here's some dates for your diary: * The Sedgefield Players are currently treading their boards with their latest production - You're Only Young Twice. The show, at Sedgefield Parish Hall, runs until...
Deaths
TIERNEY Brenda (nee Gee) Suddenly on March 4, Brenda, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved mam of Andrew and Sharon, motherinlaw of Anthony and Catherine, also an adored nana of Ashley and Leah. Funeral service to take place on Friday, March...
Deaths
BARNES Jewel May Peacefully in hospital on March 4, Jewel, aged 82 years of Dormanstown. Wife of the late Colin, much loved mother of John, Colin and Yvonne, caring nanna of Kelly and Karen, treasured greatnanna of Shaun. Funeral service to take place...
DERBY SHOWDOWN; More Than Just Local Pride at Stake Local Rugby
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON STOCKTON and Acklam are in derby action at Station Road, in the first season that they have ever met at this level. And there is more than local pride at stake for the home side, as they are targetting a Durham and North...
Dog Owners Given 80 Times More Fines for Pets That Foul Up Coastal Borough
EVERYONE knows about the postcode lottery in healthcare - but what about when it comes to dealing with dog muck? NICOLA GOLDING and AMY PEAT report. PET owners in Redcar and East Cleveland were issued with almost 80 times as many fouling fines over...
DUNE ROAMING; Mark and Julie Head to Sahara as Thanks
Byline: CHRIS HOLE A COUPLE are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to say a special thank you. Mark Cannell and wife Julie Garton-Cannell will be trekking across the Sahara desert to raise money for Teesside Hospice. Bernard Cannell - Mark's...
DVD Reviews:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (12) .. HEARTBROKEN Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is distraught to learn about the impending nuptials of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire lover Edward (Robert Pattinson) right. He refuses to attend...
FACING Pounds 1.6M LOSS; Former Club Boss in Fight to Save Property Cash
A FORMER Teesside nightclub boss could lose pounds 1.6m over an alleged property scam perpetrated while he was on the run. Gary Robb, 49, fled to Cyprus prior to his trial in 1997 for drugs offences committed while he was boss of the Collosseum...
Five Left in Battle for ABA Glory
NINE Teesside representatives became five in this season's Senior ABA Championships following the Tyne, Tees and Wear preliminaries and semi-finals at Newbiggin. Stockton Natural Progression's Troy Williamson and Peter Martin from the Wellington...
French Connection
Byline: Tom Greenwood YOU'VE got to hand it to the French - they are a nation of extremes. They do some things incredibly well (such as food, general strikes and trains) and some things incredibly badly (I give you their plumbing, pop music and...
GANGLAND KILLER SUES OVER HIS HUMAN RIGHTS; Hitman Says Cards Were 'Degrading' Murderer's Pounds 50k over 'Human Rights Breach'
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN A BRUTAL gangland killer who executed a Redcar man on his doorstep is suing prison chiefs over abusive messages he alleges were sent by his victim's son. Karl Henderson, who shot down Mark Sayer in cold blood November 1997,...
Geneva Shows a Fancy Fleet
Byline: RUSSON CAST your mind back only three years and it appeared the world's car makers would have us all driving odd-looking battery powered cars by now. But a fusillade of automotive firepower and some stunning designs are on the horizon...
Geoff Has Earned His Taste of the Big Time
GOOD things come to those who wait and World Cup rugby winner Danny Grewcock believes no-one epitomises that better than Teessider Geoff Parling. The powerful lock, who started his career at Stockton, and is now with Leicester, has broken into the...
Glam Goes on the Lash
ARGUABLY the world's top female DJ is behind the decks at a Teesside club tomorrow night. LISA LASHES will be providing the soundtrack at the Moko night at Glam in Stockton. Over the years, Lisa has undoubtedly earned a reputation as one of the...
ILE DE ONE TO FOLLOW; Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW VALUE seekers could do a lot worse than following Ile De Re in the Paddy Power Imperial Cup (3.15) at Sandown. Although most of the pre-race attention has revolved around the entries from the David Pipe and Paul Nicholls...
I'm on Your Side, Kids; I'll Even Play If You'll Let Me, Says Boro Ace Tony
Byline: ANDREW PAIN BORO star Tony McMahon has agreed a sensational switch to Cleveland Juniors - but only if he can get a game. The 25-year-old full-back agreed to the transfer during an event with youngsters from the Middlesbrough club. ...
Is It Time to Lower the Voting Age?
FRESH calls are being made for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the right to vote. But is it time to change the laws which have stood for decades? SANDY MCKENZIE reports. THE RIGHT to vote is a cornerstone of democracy - and there are new calls for...
It's a Great Time to Visit the Casino
WITH summer just around the corner and an action-packed calendar of sporting events lined up, there really is no better time to visit Grosvenor G Casino Stockton with friends to soak up the celebratory mood. Since its official opening at the end of...
It Wasn't Pretty but We Got the Points!
BORO were woeful at home against Barnsley. They were pretty poor against Forest too. And away at Portsmouth wasn't exactly a classic either. But you know what? It doesn't matter a jot. They won all three games and took the nine points. That's all...
Key Trio in Danger of Missing out; Football
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON HARTLEPOOL United could be without three players for tomorrow's trip to Walsall. Teenage striker Luke James, 18, who has scored three times in his nine games, is still struggling with a back injury, while James Poole...
KICK OUT CHEATS; There's No Room for It in the Game
THE bitter Geordie-Mackem derby row has been rumbling all week on the Legends with both sides blaming each other for the aggro. There were tackles flying in, pushing and shoving on the pitch and on the touchline, swearing at the ref, red cards and...
MoviesReview: John Carter
STARRING: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Thomas Haden Church, Polly Walker DIRECTOR: Andrew Stanton CERTIFICATE: 12A RUNNING TIME: 132 mins REVIEWER'S...
MOWBRAY'S WAITING GAME; but It Won't Be the End of the World If Loan Deals Don't Happen, Says Boss Mogga's Waiting Game on Loans
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE TONY Mowbray won't be too despondent if he's unable to add to his squad before the loan window closes. With just two weeks to go before the end of the current window, the Boro boss is working hard to bring in at least...
NEW TALKS ON AIRPORT; Bid to Revive London Link
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE FRESH talks are to be held with a senior Government figure over measures to help struggling Durham Tees Valley Airport. Teesside MPs and regeneration bosses are set to meet aviation minister Theresa Villiers. Among the...
Online Views
WE WROTE: Nursing roles are to be downgraded and roles lost as part of a hospital shake-up. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to merge coronary care and medical admissions units at the Friarage Hospital, in Northallerton. YOU SAID: Nurses...
On the Beat, with Robert Nichols
LAST weekend, the Green Room opened in the Cultural Quarter of Stockton. The former Green Dragon Gallery sits opposite the Georgian Theatre and promises intimate shows, where performers and audience can get up close and personal in the boutique...
Other Events
IT may not be the South of France, but a Skinningrove winemaker has proved that you can make some great wines from the best that mother nature can provide right here on our own doorsteps. And, in a sure sign that spring has definitely arrived, Saltburn...
Reassurance Key to Easing School-Gate Angst; Gill Says. Familylife MUMS KNOW BEST
Helping to solve your family dilemmas are trained children's counsellors and mums Emma Hughes and Gill Lynas. Both with a background in schools, together they run the Norton-based Children's Therapeutic Play and Young Persons' Counselling Service and...
REID AT THE READY; Tees Title Hopeful Lines Up Rematch Boxing
Byline: ADAM STEEL TEESSIDE'S Gavin Reid has a rematch with Robbie Turley lined up after an ear injury ended his Celtic superbantamweight title challenge prematurely. The Redcar 33-year-old was stopped in the sixth round of his gruelling war...
Review: Bel Ami; STARRING: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Philip Glenister, Holliday Grainger, Colm Meaney, Natalia Tena DIRECTORS: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod CERTIFICATE: 15 RUNNING TIME: 102 Mins REVIEWER'S RATING: ??? SHOWING: Cineworld & Showcase
ROBERT Pattinson hones the mournful pout of his vampire from the Twilight saga in this tepid adaptation of the 19th century novel by Guy de Maupassant. He dabbles with the dark side once again, playing an amoral journalist who clambers up the social...
Seasiders Seeking to Spark a Revival; Non-League Football
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS MARSKE are bidding to prevent back-to-back beatings by Billingham boys as they take on Town tomorrow. The Seasiders have slumped to seven successive defeats after their revival stopped abruptly then slipped into reverse....
Success at Both Ends of the Table; Table Tennis
Byline: ALAN RANSOME WITH two teams heading for promotion and the other three staying well clear of the relegation zone, Ormesby had a successful last round of matches in the Senior British League. Ormesby I have won Division One Midlands and...
The Best of Teesside
Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN FAST-GROWING Stockton car parts company NIFCO has been named Teesside's Company of the Year for the second year running. It took the top title in the first heat of the nebusiness awards 2012 last night, beating Darchem...
The Melody's InMe; Gig of the Week: InMe
Byline: CHRIS HOLE AMELODIC rockers INME play The Crown in Middlesbrough on Sunday. So we asked the band about their unique sound, their busy plans for the year - and the "nuts" North-east crowds. * For anyone who doesn't know you - can you...
The Mystery about Poe; Film of the Week: The Raven STARRING: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Kevin McNally, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Pam Ferris DIRECTOR: James McTeigue CERTIFICATE: 15 RUNNING TIME: 111 Mins REVIEWER'S RATING: ??? SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase & VUE
THE bloodthirsty writings of Edgar Allan Poe give birth to a deranged serial killer in James McTeigue's hack-and-slash thriller set on the streets of 19th century Baltimore. Punctuated by scenes of explicit gore including the cleaving of one heavily...
Time! - to Have a Laugh with the Landlord; Frankie Comes to the Boro
LEGENDARY Pub Landlord Al Murray is heading to the Boro. And What's On is offering comedy fans the chance to see the show FOR FREE. Al will be calling into Middlesbrough Town Hall with his brand new show on Tuesday, October 16. Britain's most...
TOMATO FARM PROBE; No Planning Application for Caravans on Site
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES AN INVESTIGATION is under way into claims that an award-winning tomato producer has introduced facilities for migrant workers without planning permission. Stockton Council says it has been informed that caravans have been...
Untangling the Mystery of Pier Yarnbombers; but Secret Knitters Are Staying Firmly under Wraps for Now
Byline: MIKE MORGAN THEY seek 'em here, they seek 'em there... but Saltburn's yarnbombers are nowhere to be seen - just yet! Since the Gazette broke the story of the 50m scarf which appeared on the town's pier in celebration of the Olympics,...
Waiting for a Joke to Happen
SO I received a call from my friend and fellow comedian Richard Batt telling me we were going to write articles for the Gazette. 'This was followed by: "You're up after Show Me the Funny winner Pat Monahan - nervous?" Never one to let someone get...
War, Peace and the Music of Cookie Jars; Middlesbrough Theatre: Mr Darling Clemmie & Sesame Street Live
WINSTON Churchill's claim that his most brilliant achievement was to persuade his wife to marry him is given ample support in Hugh Whitemore's play My Darling Clemmie. At Middlesbrough Theatre on Wednesday, My Darling Clemmie is a moving production...
Where No Bells Tolled!
ST Barnabas Church in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, is perhaps not as prominent as some of the larger ecclesiastical buildings in our area. In fact, despite being well loved by thousands of parishioners over the decades, it is quite a modest construction,...
White Rules out Taking England Job; Six Nations
JAKE White has ruled himself out of the running to become the next England head coach. South Africa's World Cup-winning coach will instead remain in charge of Australian club ACT Brumbies, where he is eight months into a four-year contract. White...
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