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 May 21, 2011

A Night to Remember for Our Own Sport Stars
THE 14th Evening Gazette Sports Awards proved to be a smash hit. Celebrating the outstanding Teesside talent that's competed locally, nationally and internationally over the past year or so, the event at the Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough, was an outstanding...
Athletes on Track; Athletics
A QUARTET of Tees athletes had a successful time at the North Eastern Counties Athletic Association Track and Field Championships, held at Gateshead International stadium. Sprint duo Rachel Highfield and Christian Carson, both members of Gateshead...
Balla Can Spark Brace for McCain; Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW DONALD McCAIN continues to regularly fire in the winners, despite the slight winding down of the jumps calendar, and he can be in double form at Kelso. Ballabrook evidently relishes a quick surface and he can kick off McCain's...
Being 100? It's Class! Schoolkids Help Former Pupil Theresa Celebrate
Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT GREAT-GRAN Theresa Benson has celebrated reaching the grand old age of 100 - and secured her status as the oldest resident in her village. Theresa marked her milestone with three days of celebrations, and was delighted...
Best Sporting School; BILSDALE & CARLTON CONFEDERATION - Winner
TWO small but extremely proud village schools make up the Carlton and Faceby and Bilsdale Midcable Chop Gate Confederation. Huge sporting strides have been made over the past two years by the school - and they were delighted to be recognised as...
Billingham Backed; Ex-England Stars Drop in to Train Youngsters Rugby
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON TWO Ex-England rugby stars have helped make dreams come true for six young Billingham players. The Teesside club has named the youngsters who will enjoy a special trip to Twickenham next month. They were selected after...
Celebration of Commonwealth Games Stars
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE IT'S amazing to consider that had Teesside competed as a separate nation at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the region would have finished 14th in the medal table. That's higher that Ghana, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Northern...
Champions Start in Fine Style with Victory; Middlesbrough Midweek Cricket League
JAP Parts are straight back in the groove as they set about defending their title. In the first of this season's matches their visitors Alpha Claims made 137-7, A Ramzan making 31 and N Hussain 42. Faisal took three wickets. In reply S Rogers...
Coach/mentor of the Year
ALAN CHAPMAN DEDICATED and community-spirited, Alan is making a big impression at Impact College of Martial Arts in South Bank - so big that he won the Evening Gazette Coach/Mentor of the Year award. The 34-year-old father of three took over the...
Coffee Break
With Don Robson, quizmaster at The Stainton pub in Stainton Village Questions 7 & 8 Picture Competition WIN one family ticket to Lightwater Valley every week by guessing what well-known Teesside location is in this picture. Answer will be revealed...
Darion Hangs on for Victory; Cue Sports
HARTLEPOOL JUNIOR CUE SPORTS LEAGUE sponsored by Blindcraft IN the Blindcraft Junior Cue Sports League division one, Darion Cockrill let a 2-0 lead slip against Paul Humble, but managed to hang on for a 3-2 win. Cockrill also recorded a superb 3-0...
Eagles Frustrated by Billy Recovery; Teesside Union Golf League
Byline: KEN ROGERS IN Division One Eaglescliffe seemed to be on the way to a big win when Billingham were the visitors. The home side's scratch players had a clean sweep and a 12-0 lead. Billingham fought all the way however and surprised...
Erimus Set for Action; Swimming
ERIMUS Quoits and Redcar Lakes will clash in the first round of the Brian Newton Team Snooker Cup. Both teams had wins in the preliminary round. Preliminary Round results: Redcar Lakes 4 Roseworth 0, Erimus Quoits 4 Whitby Cons 3. Round One draw:...
Fighting the Flab for a Fitter Future
A SURVEY involving hundreds of kids on Teesside shows a staggering number can't swim or ride a bike. Health reporter SARAH JUDD investigates IT SEEMS to be a familiar story, as another survey reveals children prefer to spend time watching TV or playing...
Friendships Worth Weight in Gold; Marking 50 Years of Camaraderie
Byline: MIKE MORGAN GUISBOROUGH Townswomen's Guild founders Brenda Crossland, Maisie Collins and Eileen Stevens have an incredible 150 years' service to the organisation between them. Now, as the guild celebrates its 50th anniversary, the lively...
Grabham Knows How to Grab 'Em
TROUT TOPICS FISH have taken a range of patterns at LOCKWOOD BECK, with white lures to small dries being snapped up by hungry trout. Derrick Grabham fished a white lure from the bank to tempt 23 fish, while Bernard Fitzhugh caught eight on dries...
Great Advert for Football; Junior Football
THE North Riding FA County Cup Finals were a huge success at Stokesley FC's ground. The Junior Under-15 cup was between Redcar Town A and Whinney Banks YCC. Whinney Banks had already won the league and started off as slight favourites, but in...
Handling Property Man Jailed
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A HANDLER of hot property, caught with stolen goods hours after two separate night-time burglaries, has been locked up. Wayne Cuthbert was the immediate port of call for the intruders who invaded two homes, ten days apart,...
Junior Sportsperson of the Year; JOSH DOWD - Winner
FIRST the world, now the Olympics. Josh is hoping to bounce to the top of his sport after taking the springboard diving world by storm in 2010. The 16-year-old from Norton went in at the deep end and reached two finals on his debut at the FINA Junior...
Junior Team of the Year; STOKESLEY SCHOOL YEAR NINE FOOTBALL TEAM - Winners
PLUCKY Stokesley proved to be the pride of the North-east in the English Schools FA National Cup. No fewer than 865 teams entered the nationwide knockout competition and the North Yorkshire school reached the last four. They were drawn against big...
Lamps Dimmed; Table Tennis
Byline: ALAN RANSOME TWO hat-tricks for Steve Cooper helped Five Lamps Garage defeat main rivals Ormesby D for the first division championship of the Middlesbrough & District Table Tennis League. Twice he won both matches by 6 sets to 4. Cooper's...
Lifetime Achievement
MARRIE Wieczorek has been a hugely positive force in women's football on Teesside. As a player she rose to the top of the tree, winning England recognition. And after hanging up her boots, she's played a key role in the long-running success story...
MIRAGE THAT'S HERE TO STAY; Artwork Is Mirroring Nature
Byline: DAVE ROBSON A SCULPTURE in the middle of a Teesside marsh pond is giving people the chance to reflect on nature. Artist and former steel industry worker Tony Charles' work "Mirage" is an eye-catching addition to the landscape at Coatham...
MOWBRAY WORKS TO TURN IT ROUND; 25 Years after Boro Stared into the Abyss:
Byline: ERIC PAYLOR TONY MOWBRAY today used the anniversary of the blackest day in Boro's history by stressing the need to build for the future. It's 25 years ago today that the club entered voluntary liquidation on the back of mounting debts....
Our Business Will Be Hit Too
A COMMUNITY is again in fear for its local economy as a result of the proposals to axe hundreds of workers at Tata Steel in Lackenby. Shop owners in Dormanstown's Ennis Square have already seen wild fluctuations in business as the Teesside steel...
Our Say
NEWS of proposed job cuts for Teesside's steel industry is a huge blow for our region. It's a tough pill to take, coming so soon after our the region was celebrating the re-birth of steelmaking with the takeover of Teesside Cast Products by SSI....
Parky Given Boost by the Spirit of '86
FEW things in life can unite people like football, and the way that fans across Teesside and the North-east got behind the two Gary Parkinson benefit events over the past week really highlighted that. The reaction was nothing short of incredible...
Passion for Fashion
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD STYLE STATEMENT: Right, Psyche in Linthorpe Road and, left, boss Steve Cochrane in 1986 and, below, Sliced Tomatoes in Redcar, his first boutique which opened in 1982 FASHION has always been right up Teesside's street. ...
Paul Is Foxed as Smiths Tie with Cowpen; the Co-Operative Funeralcare Cleveland Cricket League
WHAT a thriller - the best division one game was the clash of the two promoted sides at Smith Dock Park who hosted Cowpen Bewley. Smiths Dock won the toss and elected to field. Cowpen battled their way to 153 for eight, Chris Barlow top scoring...
People
Byline: Katie Thomas HERE it is - your new and improved People, brimming with new features, competitions, community news and events for your weekend. And that's exactly what we are interested in - people like you. Whether you've just tied the knot,...
Pounds 'M PAYBACK; but 'Luxury Life' Drugs Manager Made over Pounds 2m
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN and GARETH LIGHTFOOT A GREEDY manager of a huge cannabis business in Middlesbrough and beyond has been ordered to pay the state almost half a million pounds. In one of Teesside's largest ever Proceeds of Crime cases, Leyakt...
Proud as Punch; Boxing
Byline: ADAM STEEL SOUTH Bank Amateur Boxing Club trainer Denis Power today spoke of his pride after seeing two of his boxers excel for Middlesbrough sport at the English amateur game's showpiece ABA Finals. South Bank's Danny Phillips emulated...
Rethink on Coast Cuts
Byline: DAVE ROBSON VOLUNTEERS who scan the seas off Redcar have called on the Government to revoke plans to cut Humber Coastguard's opening hours. The proposal was announced last year as part of plans to cut the number of UK coastguard stations...
Special Needs Performance of the Year; CHARLOTTE ELLIS - Winner
TRIATHLON star Charlotte is thrilled to have landed the Special Needs Performance of the Year. The partially sighted athlete beamed: "You train to win events in your own sport, and don't really think about awards like this. That's what makes this...
Sportsperson of the Year; JOHANNA JACKSON - Winner
GOLDEN Girl Johanna was delighted to add the Evening Gazette Sportsperson of the Year award to her Commonwealth Games gold medal. "It's been a fantastic year and it's really gratifying to be recognised by your home area. "The Gazette has been...
Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro Stars With Claire Petulengro TAURUS (April 21/May 21): You're forgetful and ma let down a friend on Monday. Double check arrangements and if you know you have priorities elsewhere, tell them. Call to hear why you must make...
St Augustine's Primary, Coulby Newham
THERE'S no place like home for the youngsters at St Augustine's RC Primary. As part of their homes and houses topic, the children at the Coulby Newham school have been discovering how other people live around the world. Nursery teacher Clare...
TEACHER CHANGED MY SON; Helen's Up for Award
Byline: JOANNA DESIRA MUM Joanne McPartland believes her son has been transformed by the hardwork and dedication of his teacher Helen Spence. Tyler, eight, from Redcar, who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, arrived at Dormanstown Primary School...
Team of the Year; GUISBOROUGH RUGBY CLUB - Winners
FIRST team skipper Paul Devonport heaped praise on the entire club after winning the Team Of The Year award. The Guisborough lads are flying high after winning back-to-back titles in style, but couldn't have done it without back up. "This means...
Teesside's Future Star; KIMBERLEY CROOKS - Winner
SALTBURN 20-year-old Kimberley is driving for long-term success as a professional golfer - and proved up to par by winning the Evening Gazette's Future Star award. Kimberley is currently in her second year on the ladies' European Tour. The former...
The Very First Cuddles with Our Twin Babies
Byline: SARAH JUDD THIS is the moment a proud dad got to hold his adorable premature twins for the first time. As he cradles his baby girls Ava and Bella - born at just 24 weeks - Jaco Schietekat, 38, from Ingleby Barwick beams with pride. ...
Thousands Want This Building Back in Use; Petition Shows the Strength of Feeling, Says Developer
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN A PETITION of nearly 5,000 signatures calling for the regeneration of derelict Billingham House has been presented to Stockton's mayor. Developer Python Properties says the 4,858-name petition "shows decisively" that local...
Unsung Sporting Heroes
NORMAN COLEBY NORMAN, right, has been a pivotal figure in Teesside grassroots football for over 60 years and is still going strong. The former Northern League goal-keeper with South Bank and Whitby and was later on the dug-out staff at Whitby, Billingham...
WARNING ON CAR THEFTS; Top-Range Motors Taken
By EMMA GREENHALGH emma.greenhalgh@eveninggazette.co.uk GANGS of organised thieves are targeting high-spec cars across Middlesbrough - with more than pounds 200,000 worth of quality motors stolen in just one week. Thieves have been going after expensive,...
We'll Be Okay, Insists Holloway; Football
BLACKPOOL manager Ian Holloway has promised the Tangerines can cope financially should they fall out of the Barclays Premier League tomorrow. Holloway takes his side to Old Trafford knowing even a victory over champions Manchester United might not...
WHY JOBS AT TATA MUST BE CUT Firm Gives Reason for Teesside Loses
Byline: JEZ DAVISON CUTS: Mill at STEEL giant Tata says cutting jobs on Teesside is a necessary step towards returning the business to full health. Tata yesterday announced plans to axe 390 jobs on Teesside - 300 from its long products division...
Winners Shine on TJFA Finals Day
Junior Football IT was a case of agony and ecstasy at the TJFA finals event held at Boro's superb training facility at Rockliffe Park. No less than 22 finals took place at Hurworth from the under-nine age group up to under-18. The biggest winning...
Workers Tell of Disbelief
EMPLOYEES at the Skinningrove site - many whom have worked there for decades - have spoken of their disbelief and worry. The majority of workers expressed their shock, while hoping their job wouldn't be affected. Danny McConnall, a 55-year-old...
Working All Year Round; Your Say
I AGREE with many of the points Sean Marston made in his letter Mobilising Opposition (19.05.11). I have been volunteering for the LibDems in Normanby for the last six years and have helped many residents solve problems in areas like street lighting,...
Youngsters Tackle Mini Triathlon Test; Hundreds Earn Medals in Challenge
Byline: MIKE MORGAN HUNDREDS of youngsters have eagerly taken part in Teesside's Tata Kids of Steel mini triathlon. Around 20 schools and more than 900 children jumped at the chance to take part in the popular, multi-discipline sport in the free...
Your Wedding Gs and Babies
Wedding of the week BRIDE AND GROOM: Lianne Waters, 24, and James Leeson, 26, both of Thornaby. MARRIED AT: Christ the King Church, Thornaby. WHEN: April 30, 2010. WHERE DID YOU MEET? The Griffin pub a few years ago. THE PROPOSAL: While on holiday...
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