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 February 27, 2012

Angry Cooper Demands Response; Hartlepool Utd FC
Byline: ADAM STEEL NEALE Cooper is expecting a "major performance" from his Hartlepool side at Bury tomorrow night after seeing them get a 5-0 hiding at Wycombe. Wanderers were bottom of League One when Cooper's recently improved side arrived...
Are We Secure in Online World?
AFTER a security error highlighted the issue of internet security LINDSEY SAMPSON looks at whether we are doing enough to stay safe online BY now, we should all have the rules of creating a secure password drilled into us - don't write it down, include...
A Right Royal Beating - but Boro Should Have Know How to Cope; the Bigger Picture with Anthony Vickers
READING did to Boro what we did to countless teams earlier this season. The form side in the division soaked up the pressure with a highly organised defence and hard working midfield sticking tenaciously to the task - much as bubbling Boro did in...
A SOBERING MOMENT; England Set to Miss out on Seeding Six Nations
ENGLAND will drop to sixth in the world when the new International Rugby Board rankings are published today following Saturday's nail-biting 19-12 defeat to Wales, who move up to fifth. For all the positive talk of England's performance heralding...
Being 100? I'm Proper Excited; Popular Daisy's Big Birthday Bash
Byline: ANDY PASSANT MORE than eighty years ago Daisy Rose's school report described her as a popular pupil. And her popularity hasn't waned now that she has reached the grand old age of 100. Daisy, of Eston, was surrounded by family and friends...
City Vow to Keep Up Promotion Bid
CARDIFF manager Malky Mackay is confident his side will not suffer a Carling Cup hangover following their heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley yesterday. The Bluebirds took the lead, equalised in the last minutes of extra-time and also...
Corey Would've Been Proud of What We've Achieved
Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY THE father of a brave teenager who lost his battle with kidney cancer said his son still remains firmly in his heart three years after his death. And Craig Duncan said son Corey would be proud of what was been achieved with...
Councillors Back a Call for Change; Committees Could Be Back on Agenda
Byline: SANDY McKENZIE A COUNCIL could be going back to the future in the way it is run. Redcar and Cleveland Council has overwhelmingly backed a call to look at introducing a new committee system in the authority. The council currently operates...
COUNTING THE COST; Synners Suffer South Coast Woe Again Non-League Football
Byline: ADAM STEEL MISSED chances proved costly as Billingham Synthonia bowed out of the FA Vase with a harsh 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Replay victory over the Wessex League side would have given Synners a home quarter-final against West Auckland....
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with at Teesside Magistrates' Court on January 25 were: Billy Lewis, 34, of Yarm Road, Stockton, given a 24-month community order with a supervision requirement for theft. Darren Lee Smith, 35, of Portrack Lane, Stockton, given...
Deaths
PEARSON Ian (Patchett) A new star up in the sky, With all our love we say goodbye. A heartache we bear, Fond memories we share. Sweet dreams Kidda. Love, brother Stephen, Sam and family. xxx Our family chain is broken, And nothing is the same,...
Deaths
ADAMS Louisa (Lou) (Nee Graham) Passed away suddenly on February 22, Lou, aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Richard, loving mam of David and Kathleen and a much loved grandma of Laura, Paul, Michelle, Stuart, Gordon, Graham and Caroline. Funeral...
DECISION DEFENDED OVER JOBCENTRE AD; Vacancies for Misleading Course Removed
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES THE Government has defended allowing a job advertisement which lured people into losing more than pounds 70,000 to be posted in job centres. James William Akin misled more than 20 jobseekers into paying for a training scheme,...
Eighty Years United in Friendship at WI; Women Prepare to Celebrate Milestone
Byline: LINDSAY BRUCE THEY may still sing Jerusalem but there's not much jam these days inside the headquarters of Wolviston Village Women's Institute. With cultural talks and friendship highest on their agenda, the 50-strong group of Wolviston...
England Focus on Test Action; Cricket
ENGLAND'S thoughts will move swiftly back from the shortest to the longest form of international cricket over the next 24 hours. Today's Twenty20 decider against Pakistan will also determine which team has won two series to the other's one during...
Five Up for Boro; Quintet Aim to Star for Country
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE FIVE Boro first team squad members linked up with their national sides today. Jason Steele and Joe Bennett had the shortest journey, driving to Rockliffe Park to train with the rest of the Under-21 squad ahead of Wednesday...
Health Sector Boost
AN initiative to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) develop new products for the healthcare sector has been awarded funding of over pounds 500,000 from the European Regional Development Fund. 'The Innovation Pathway North East' will be the...
Here's to an Absent Friend; Impressive Form Stands Mare in Good Stead
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW THE ABSENT MARE has already proved herself a force over staying trips and that should stand her in good stead in the lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap (3.10). The four-year-old has shown up well in a couple of hurdle races this...
I HAVE BEEN SILLY; What Woman Told Police after Pounds 5,247 of Drugs Were Mailed to Her Teesside Home
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A WOMAN was caught receiving almost 1kg of potent cannabis in parcels from Holland at her Guisborough home. Angela Atha, 56, was seemingly targeted by dealers because her good character made her such an unlikely link...
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...
Match Line-Ups IT'S VITAL TO GET THE BASICS RIGHT
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE Bennett Bates Hines Hoyte Steele Jutkiewicz Arca R Williams Robson Emnes (Ogbeche 82) Haroun (Main 59) Subs: McMahon, Smallwood, Martin Karacan Hunt Leigertwood Kebe Roberts McAnuff Connolly Pearce Gorkss Harte Federici....
Michael Was a Lovely Lad - We Just Want His Memory His to Live on. A Year after Death, Friends Honour Sailor
Byline: SARAH JUDD THE heartbroken family and friends of a young Teesside man - killed after a day's work aboard HMS Cornwall - have vowed his memory will live on forever. Generous and fun-loving Michael Gamesby, a Royal Navy engineering technician,...
MORE LEGAL WOES FOR EX-MAYOR; Dropped Cigarette Butt Brings Fine
Byline: MIKE MORGAN A FORMER Teesside mayor says she's regretting aother brush with the law. Last September we reported that former Loftus mayor and councillor Christine Swales, was convicted after a road accident in which three children were...
Online Views
WE WROTE: Police warned thugs are putting lives at risk after a spate of attacks on moving cars. Three drivers had lucky escapes when their windscreens were smashed by rocks hurled at them as they drove on the A66 dual carriageway in Middlesbrough....
Only Days Left to Go. Pounds 1.6bn Furnace to Be Relit Imminently
Byline: MIKE HUGHES A pounds 1.6BN masterplan to bring the SSI steel plant in Redcar back to life has entered its final days. The huge investment total emerged as SSI chief executive Phil Dryden confirmed expansion plans are being drawn up to...
Ooh la la, It Was Just Too Long
FUNNY thing, expectation, how it colours the experience. With entertainment, sometimes you end up seeing something entirely different. Take The Wicker Man. Lousy horror film, but unexpectedly terrific as a screwball comedy. Which leads me to how...
Opposition View
READING have now gone 473 minutes without conceding a goal in the Championship but boss Brian McDermott (pictured) said praise was due to the whole side, not just the defence. "It is an impressive statistic but it is not just down to the lads at...
Plenty of Plus Points for George
TWO horses from different ends of the spectrum gave trainer Tom George an afternoon to remember on Racing Plus Chase day at Kempton. The Gloucestershire handler struck first with exciting juvenile Baby Mix, who looks to have a huge future ahead...
Pounds 100,000 DRUG FIND NEAR SCHOOL; POLICE FIND Pounds 100k DRUGS IN HOUSE
Byline: ANDY PASSANT POLICE have seized drugs worth an estimated pounds 100,000 from a house just yards from a primary school. Officers recovered suspected cocaine and amphetamine from the property in an affluent area of Teesside. The discovery...
PUBS SOLD BOOZE TO CHILDREN; Licences Suspended after Underage Sales
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN TWO pubs which sold alcohol to children have had their licences suspended. Police applied for the review of the alcohol licences for The Reindeer Inn in Stockton and The Merlin in Billingham after reports of disorder and...
Scots at Crossroads after Defeat
ANDY Robinson stopped short of addressing the subject of his future as head coach after Scotland's latest valiant defeat. The statistics make grim reading for Robinson, who has two wins from 13 RBS Six Nations matches in charge following yesterday's...
SECOND THOUGHTS; U-Turn on Bus Lane Extension That Would Save Less Than a Minute
Byline: CHRIS HOLE CONTROVERSIAL plans to extend a bus lane in Eaglescliffe have been thrown out - after councillors heard the pounds 34,000 project would shave a maximum of 50 seconds off a journey. The proposal would have seen a 36m lane extension...
They Told Me I Would Die. but Now There Are So Many Reasons to Live; Why Kristina's Determined to Help Others B-Eat Their Demons
Byline: DAVE ROBSON AT an age when most girls are taking their GCSEs, Kristina Doy was lying in a hospital bed, her frail body ravaged by the effects of eating disorders. Bulimia and anorexia had taken such a toll, her life was hanging in the...
TIME WILL TELL; If Defeat Will Dent Playoff Bid - Mogga
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE A FRUSTRATED and disappointed Tony Mowbray admits it's simply impossible to say if Saturday's defeat has seriously harmed Boro's promotion push. Play-off rivals Reading took all three points from a turgid encounter at...
Top Dogs' Revenge Win Is Evans-Sent! Local Rugby
Byline: ANDREW WILKINSON PETER Evans fired Billingham to the verge of promotion - and gained sweet revenge in the process. The full-back scored 21 points in the North One East leaders' 31-0 win over second-placed Wheatley Hills at Greenwood Road...
Wenger Hails Goal Hero Walcott
ARSENE Wenger hailed Theo Walcott as he went from zero to hero in an incredible north London derby. The England flanker had a torrid opening spell as Spurs racked up an early two goal lead at the Emirates with a deflected Louis Saha effort and an...
We're Just Wild about Our Nature; GOING Shopping Is a Wilder Experience Than It Once Was, as MARIE TURBILL Discovers
Byline: MARIE TURBILL IT'S no longer just shoppers who are swarming to Teesside Park. The shopping and leisure facility is attracting a wilder crowd too. Birds, otters, water voles and hedgehogs are among the new visitors. For the surrounding...
Women Lucky to Flee Fires in Homes
TWO WOMEN were lucky to escape when fires started in their homes. The first incident occurred on Saturday night at 9.37pm in Meadowsweet Lane, Hardwick, after a woman fell asleep, leaving a candle burning. In a second blaze, a woman had to be...
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