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, 2010

Aussie Call May Hit Boro
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS TONY Mowbray could be left striker light in January if Scott McDonald is selected for the Australian Asian Cup squad. If the Boro frontman is picked for the three-week event in Qatar he could miss five games at a crucial...
BACK IN TOWN; Promotion Heroes Reunite Two Decades On
Byline: ADAM STEEL FORMER Hartlepool manager Alan Murray is looking forward to being back in the company of some old faces tonight as the club's 1990/91 promotion-winning side get back together for a reunion. Yarm-based Murray switched from his...
Bid Leader Blasts 'Unpatriotic' Beeb; WORLD CUP
ENGLAND 2018 chief executive Andy Anson today accused the BBC of being "unpatriotic" and "sensationalist" by choosing to broadcast a Panorama expose of FIFA three days before the vote to decide the hosts of the 2018 World Cup. The BBC plan to air...
Big Scorers Set to Clash in Next Round
COATHAM Road Social Club and Turners Mill's reward for winning their respective North Riding Challenge Cup ties is being paired together in the next round. Coatham Road visited Tees Valley Sports United and, after a goalless first half, the visitors...
Boro Jobs Shock
MIDDLESBROUGH has the worst rate of unemployment in the country, figures have revealed. Latest unemployment statistics show 6,555 people in the borough claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) last month with its unemployment rate of 7.1%, now the highest...
Care Home D-Day
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE WORK to demolish a former care home building in Middlesbrough is to get under way next week. The work will pave the way for a new housing development. Demolition of Levick House and bungalows, in Cambridge Road, will...
CARING AND DEVOTED; That's Why These Parents Are Up for Award Honour
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES A DEVOTED mum and dadof-three who care for their children with serious medical problems have been nominated for a Community Champion award. Andrew and Leanne Lancaster have been nominated as Champion Parents. Leanne's...
Claire Petulengro
Byline: Claire Petulengro SCORPIO (Oct 24/Nov 22): Tell it like it is on Friday. Playing games with your love life is making it impossible for the other person to know what they should do. Is this is a match made in heaven? Call to hear why you...
Deaths
SAYERS Florence Who passed away on November 12, Flo, dearly loved wife of the late Ted, loving mother of Edward and Lorraine, grandma of Joanne and Ruth and great-gran of Ashley. Close in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every...
Deaths
COULTON John A good friend. Will still be laughing all the way to Heaven. Sadly missed. Kevin and Basher. CRAGGS Ronald Peacefully in hospital on November 13, Ron of Redcar. Dearly loved husband of Norma, loving dad of Geoff, fatherinlaw to Linda...
Deaths
BEDINGFIELD Pam Suddenly at home on November 8, aged 43 years. Much loved mam of Lee, devoted partner of Col, cherished little sister of Stan, Syd, Ronnie, Alan and Brian, also a dear sister-in-law and special aunty. Funeral service takes place in...
DECISION TIME FOR THE JURY; Closing Speeches Are Made
Byline: ANDY PASSANT A MURDER trial jury must decide whether the accused is a "deceitful liar" or truly believed his friend had fatally injured himself while in drink. Martin Campbell, 47, is accused of carrying out a violent and sustained attack...
Energy Firms Look to Future
TEESSIDE industry leaders are invited to a conference to address the future of the energy sector. NOF Energy, the business development organisation for the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore wind sectors, is bringing the conference, called Energy -...
England Batsman Punishes Aussies; CRICKET
IAN Bell fine-tuned his Ashes preparations with a classy century on the second day of England's final warm-up match against Australia A in Hobart. On a day when England's batsmen flourished - apart from Kevin Pietersen -Bell was the stand-out performer...
Film of the Day
TODAY'S MOVIES Wayne''s World 2 (Sky Movies Comedy, 6.15pm) Heavy metal fanatics Wayne and Garth try to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival, with a little help from a spaced-out British roadie and the ghost of Jim Morrison. But Wayne also has...
For Babies and Toddlers
WHY not treat them to a new outfit this Christmas? Try Boots mini club's floral top and leggings set, pounds 16,left, with red beret, pounds 6, or for boys, right, their white shirt and tweed trouser set, pounds 25, and grey cardigan, pounds 16. ...
For Children Aged Six to 12
KEEP them dressed in their Christmas best. For girls, right, this red tiered dress is pounds 30 to pounds 36 at Next, while, boys, left, will scrub up well in this grey satin trim jacket, pounds 28 to pounds 36, pink check shirt and tie set, pounds...
Full Colour
FASHION is all about rewriting the rules. So if you live day-to-day in black trousers and dark skirts with the only colour in your tops collection, then it's time to mix it up a bit. For maximum impact, go for minis or knee length skirts to show...
Gardening
THEY are as important to the wildlife garden as butter is to bread, not only providing interest to budding bird watchers, but helping to keep unwanted pests such as slugs and snails under control. As their natural habitat continues to disappear,...
Gordon: I've Got Nothing to Prove; FOOTBALL
CRAIG Gordon insists he has nothing to prove as he battles to reclaim his position as Scotland No 1. The Sunderland goalkeeper earned his 40th cap in Tuesday night's 3-0 win against the Faroe Islands, his first outing for the national team since a...
Grandad Please Come Home
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy today made a plea for his missing grandad to come home. Fears are growing for businessman and family man Rodney Thrower, who was last seen leaving his office at Prontaprint on Riverside Park, in Middlesbrough,...
Hamilton's Winter Wonderland; FORMULA ONE
LEWIS Hamilton believes a full winter testing programme alongside Jenson Button could be crucial to McLaren's hopes in the 2011 Formula One season. Button only joined the Woking-based team at the start of this year after switching from Brawn GP...
Hardwick Cruise to Huge Victory; STOCKTON AND DISTRICT GAMES LEAGUE
Byline: MICK RODHAM THE Hardwick Social B ran up a huge score with a 45-5 win at the Roseworth Social. The win included a 10-0 billiards section win by M Beevers, G Alderson and D Barnes and a 10-0 snooker win by G Alderson, M Beevers and G Maxwell....
Here We Have It - the Teesside Home with Links to the Royal Bride-to-Be. Residents Share Their Shock at Connection
Byline: MIKE MORGAN THE Gazette has tracked down the Teesside home of Kate Middleton's great-greatgrandfather Thomas Temple who was born in Guisborough, as revealed in yesterday's paper. Millions throughout the UK were thrilled with the announcement...
Hotel Boss Flouts 10 Food Laws; 'Filthy' Kitchen Uncovered
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY A TEESSIDE woman has admitted 10 food hygiene charges after a health inspector said her hotel's kitchen was "filthy" and the level of hygiene was "totally unacceptable". Helen Louise Smallwood, 56, from Stockton, who was...
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...
Instinct Kicked in When Officers Smelled Burning; House Fire Man Saved by Quick-Thinking Duo
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A SIXTH sense something was wrong led two Redcar and Cleveland community protection officers to play a key role in saving the life of an elderly man in a house fire. The actions of the two officers - Linda Irvin and Johnathan...
Is It Festive or Christmas? Lights Spark Name Debate
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE sandy.mckenzie@eveninggazette.co.uk DECORATIVE lighting in a Teesside borough over the Christmas period has lit up a row. The lights are being put up by Redcar and Cleveland Council across the borough but East Cleveland...
It Can Only Get Better for Fabio
JORDAN Henderson admitted he had endured a tough start to life as an England player after his debut ended in a 2-1 defeat to France. It was a tough night for Fabio Capello's men but the Sunderland midfielder is determined to learn the lessons from...
MACHETE HORROR; Trio Jailed over 'Frenzied' Attack
Byline: ANDY PASSANT THREE men have been jailed for a total of nearly 12 years for a "frenzied" machete attack on another man. Anthony Rowbotham, 38, was hit repeatedly with the lethal weapon in daylight in a public street. His attackers struck...
Make Our Riverside WISH Come True; Dancers Need Help to Pay for New Costumes
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK YOUNGSTERS from a Teesside dance school are hoping to earn their slice of pounds 50,000 in this year's Wish Campaign. SB Dance based in Marton and Normanby have for the first time, entered the Evening Gazette's Wish Campaign...
My Little Girl's Legacy of Love Is Saving Lives; Dad Tells of His Pride amid Grief over Crash Tragedy
Byline: MIKE MORGAN BRAVE dad Ian Richardson, who lost wife and daughter in a horrific head-smash, said Gazette coverage of his story means potentially 900 more can now be saved via new organ donors. Ian, 37, of Blake Close, Billingham, lost...
Night to Remember; Pounds 4k Boost for Jonathan's Memorial Fund
Byline: EMMA GREENHALGH A FUNDRAISER held in memory of a student from Stockton who died from an undetected heart problem has raised more than pounds 4,000. A total of 240 people turned out at Fairfield Social Club, Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton,...
No Jobs, but Three Strikes; Your Say
UNDER the toughest crackdown since the foundation of the welfare state, claimants who cannot show they are making efforts to find work, fail to apply for job offers or do not turn up for the pounds 1 an hour community litter pick will have their benefit...
NOW OR NEVER; Emnes Vows to Make Most of New Chance
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE MARVIN Emnes is determined to finally cement his place in the Boro first team. The Dutchman is flying after a terrific month on loan with Swansea City. And he's now expected to be given a chance to nail down a place...
Online Views
WE WROTE: Alice Dowson, 15, who chooses to be trained in the care of 12-year-old sister Hannah who is seriously disabled to the point of being on a life support machine and needing 24-hour care, has been nominated as a Champion Carer in the Gazette's...
Part-Time Law Just Perfect
PART-TIME study has paid dividends for Matthew Smith. When he receives his Law degree today, achieved after three years of part-time study, he will also receive the Thompson's Prize for Outstanding Achievement. The degree has inspired Matthew...
Pires Looks All Ready to Strike; Tomorrow's Tips
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW PIRES looks the star turn at Wolverhampton tomorrow. Trained in Ireland by handicap maestro Tony Martin, the sixyear-old gelding should be in his element stepping back up in trip for the Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap...
Pounds 250k Project to Help Homes; Flood Defence Work to Begin
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE HOMES in the Berwick Hills and Stanhope Gardens areas of Middlesbrough are to benefit from a pounds 250,000 flood defence scheme. Work is to start early next year on the project. In July 2009 five properties in Stanhope...
SETTING UP FOR FALL; Eyesore Being Prepared for Demolition
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN WORK is under way to prepare eyesore Billingham House for demolition after Stockton Council secured pounds 400,000 towards the cost. As reported, the derelict building on Billingham's Belasis Avenue looks set to finally...
Sorted! Diy
Byline: DIY guru Julia Gray HOW TO REPLACE YOUR WORKTOP FOR AN INSTANT UPDATE REPLACING your worktop can be a relatively quick and inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look. However, you shouldn't attempt to fit it yourself unless you're an...
Splashing out on Manor Life; Dream Home
WHAT do you dream about when it comes to the ultimate house? Somewhere set in its own grounds in the peace and quiet of a country village, perhaps? Or what about a property with elegant rooms and period features backed up with all the comforts of modern...
Study to Help NHS; Weigh in Too, Urges Alisha
Byline: SARAH JUDD A GROUNDBREAKING study into the use of commercial weight loss products like meal supplement shakes and diet clubs is to take place on Teesside. Volunteers are being sought for the research by Durham University PhD student Alisha...
Tees Report Supports Green Gas in Pipeline
Byline: MIKE HUGHES A MAJOR report from Teesside has backed the production of a synthetic gas that could replace the gas that heats our homes. The Teesside-based process industry group NEPIC joined with the National Grid and Centrica to commission...
This Is Not a Done Deal; Mayor Speaks out after New Plan for Housing Put Forward
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE ASSURANCES over the way a planning application for a major housing development in Nunthorpe will be handled have been given by Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon. Mr Mallon has also met Nunthorpe councillors Brenda Thompson...
Top Dogs Next for Mighty Minnows
Byline: JACK HATFIELD SECOND division Grangetown YCC took a major scalp when beating BEADS to reach the Macmillan Bowl quarter-finals. The match went into extra-time but Grangetown held their nerve to win 5-4. They now meet current first division...
Top Names Are a Coup for Kerrie
Byline: MIKE HUGHES A SMALL North-east company has won orders from two iconic British brands. Eaglescliffe-based Pins and Ribbons has signed up to produce exclusive products for Betty's, renowned for its speciality food and cafe tea rooms, and...
Tribunal Victory for Therapist; Speech Expert Was Unfairly Dismissed
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN AN AUSTRALIAN speech therapist has successfully sued a Teesside health trust for constructive unfair dismissal after claiming she was bullied by her bosses. But the employment tribunal ruled that South Tees Hospitals NHS...
Two-Course Awards
THE Head Chef and joint owner of the award-winning Bay Horse at Hurworth, Marcus Bennett, has won a rare double award. Marcus - who was profiled in the Gazette only last week - took the coveted Gastropub Chef of the Year title and The Bay Horse...
UNBELIEVA-BELL! England Batsman Punishes the Aussies: CRICKET
IAN Bell fine-tuned his Ashes preparations with a classy century on the second day of England's final warm-up match against Australia A in Hobart. On a day when England's batsmen flourished - apart from Kevin Pietersen - Bell was the stand-out performer...
We Are Watching for You Too; Police Issue Warning to Other Drivers as Speed Duo Avoid Prison
Byline: CHRIS HOLE A BOASTFUL duo who engineered their own downfall by posting video footage of themselves speeding at 90mph on YouTube have been spared jail. But Francisco John Zayas-Slater and Jay Andrew Pepper were told they came "very close"...
We Must Build on Oz Win - Johnson; RUGBY UNION
MARTIN Johnson warned England must build on their record victory over Australia or risk being punished by Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday. The England manager has made four changes to the team that won so spectacularly last weekend, with Leeds openside...
What You Can Rent on Teesside
* YOU can rent this five-bedroom detached house in Ferguson Way, Redmarshall for pounds 995 per month. Accommodation includes two main reception rooms, computer/study room, kitchen/diner, conservatory, utility room, downstairs wc, five bedrooms - two...
Working Together Helps Fuel Growth
TWO companies which have supplied each other for more than a decade are celebrating a new era of expansion. Advanced Vehicle Leasing (AVL), which supplies contract hire, lease cars and light commercial vehicles across the North-East, has strengthened...
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