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 July 14, 2012

A Chance to Make a Name for Yourselves; Southgate Tells Young Olympians That Games Are
GARETH Southgate is urging Team GB's players to treat the Olympic football tournament as a major step in their careers. Stuart Pearce's men warm-up for their Group A campaign on Friday with a mouth-watering friendly against Brazil at the Riverside....
Atkin Aims to Retain Fish 'O' Mania Title
TEESSIDE stillwater ace Shane Atkin is today targetting a stunning double. The Billingham Angling Club star is aiming to become the first person to ever retain the Fish 'O' Mania title. He won the coveted national award - complete with pounds...
Blue Badge Hold-Up
Byline: SARAH JUDD DISABLED drivers on Teesside are facing delays of up to two months when they come to renew their blue badges following the introduction of new Government legislation. Niel Wintringham, 75, from Acklam, was told he faced a waiting...
Buses We Deserve; Your Say
THE ongoing discussion as to bus services and the routes they take is an interesting one. But the underlying cause is not being mentioned. Readers will recall that some decades ago the public transport system was completely dismantled. Amongst...
Club's Fun Focus; but Dragons Need Cash for New Matting
Byline: ADAM STEEL NEW Marske Dragons aikido club specialise in martial arts and general self defence coaching - a valuable sporting and social outlet for the village's close-knit community. The focus is on fun and the practical use of the Japanese...
Company Idea for Green Howards; Regiment Looking at Ways to Retain Name
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN THE Green Howards' name will live on and will not be forgotten, regimental chiefs have pledged. The promise comes after the Government and Army both stated such a measure was beyond their remit. It follows the announcement...
Dam Big Bite for Brown; Trout Topics
TEENAGER Curtis Brown of Boosbeck caught the biggest trout of a lively week at SCALING DAM. The 13-year-old tempted a blue of 7lb 8oz on a cocktail of PowerBait Eggs and maggot at the west end of the reservoir. James Featherstone from Billingham...
Deaths
BARRATT Ian A great man, gone too soon. Always in our thoughts. Dan, Linda & Boys. DUNNE Peter In hospital on July 8, Peter aged 67 years of Redcar. Loving brother of Edith, Irene, Hazel, Gladys and Robert (Mickey) and a much loved uncle....
Denture Concerns? ADVERTISING FEATURE NEW DENTURES & REPAIRS
Denture wearers in Middlesbrough can take heart from our all-in-one Denture service at 28 Borough Road Middlesbrough. They offer an expert, NEW DENTURE manufacture, reline, repair and maintenance service directly to the public. The Denture Clinic is...
Double First for Twins
Byline: LINDSEY SAMPSON IDENTICAL twins have graduated with the same degree after scoring the same marks - and now they are both starting their careers at the same firm. Hollie and Mel Walker, 22, from Eaglescliffe, achieved first class honours...
Everything Had to Be Priced by Hand; Asda Staff Celebrate Store's 30th Birthday
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD WHEN Ann Marie Walker started her job at a Teesside supermarket, there were more than just groceries available to buy. Thirty years ago, she remembers, you could even buy a car at the Asda store in North Street, South Bank....
Family Left Devastated by Death of Climber John
Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN THE FAMILY of a Teesside businessman killed in an avalanche in the French Alps say they have been left "truly devastated" by his death. John Taylor, 48, was one of three Britons and a total of nine climbers who lost their...
Get in Shape for the 10k Run; Running
CLUB runners, fitness fanatics, fundraisers and couch potatoes are being encouraged to get in shape in time for the SABIC Tees Pride 10k or 3k Fun Run on Sunday, September 2. Now in its eighth year, Teesside's biggest annual running event takes place...
Guisborough Enjoy League Victory; Swimming
THE 2012 Moors Swimming League came to its conclusion at the end of June with Guisborough ASC coming out as the overall champions. The league comprises five clubs with Guisborough competing against swimmers from Northallerton, Eston, Stokesley and...
Hairway to Heaven!
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES REVEREND Ben Norton is getting to know people in his area - by meeting them as they sit in a barber's chair rather than on a pew! Every Monday, the 32-year-old who is a fully trained hairdresser, puts down his bible and picks...
HEARTLESS; the Four-Day Crime Spree Burglar Who:
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT * Stole a treasured gold ring and husband's death certificate leaving a woman distraught * Ransacked the home of a deaf man taking pounds 900 as the victim watched television * Took part in a terrifying masked robbery at...
HOPING FOR A SAFER ROAD AHEAD; Residents Back Town's New 20mph Zones
Byline: JOE HUDSON RESIDENTS say they are hoping for safer roads as new speed limits are introduced in Middlesbrough. As reported yesterday, the 20mph speed limits have been launched in residential areas including Acklam and Brookfield. A total...
Ian Inks Games Are Just Great! Medal Role for Excited Dad
Byline: ANDY PASSANT IT hasn't even started yet but the Olympics has already made its mark on Ian McConville. The Teessider is one of around 70,000 volunteers - or "Games Makers" - whose job will be to ensure that the London Games run like clockwork....
In Form Jap Parts Close the Gap on Leaders; Cricket
RAIN once again washed out this week's cricket program - but not all club's suffered. In A Division, Jap Parts UK took advantage of the inactivity of other sides to close the gap at the top. They beat Global Travel by 88 runs with F Hussain scoring...
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...
Kids Take Tea in Literary Wonderland
Byline: LINDSEY SAMPSON STUDENTS used a "mad" way to encourage each other to get reading when they enjoyed a Mad Hatter's tea party as part of a week of events. Youngsters at Gillbrook Academy dressed up for the occasion, in recognition of the...
Le Fevre Helps Seal Win; Table Tennis
ORMESBY A maintained their two-point lead at the top of Division One of the Cleveland and District Summer League last week when they defeated Northfield A by 8-2. Karina Le Fevre was the star of the Ormesby team, scoring a hat-trick, while Alex Garlick...
Leonard's Late Winner Seals Place in the Final; Local Football
PAUL Leonard grabbed a late winner to fire Grangetown Boys' Club into the final of the North Riding Veterans'' Cup. They will meet Dormans Athletic, who won 3-2 at Scarborough, in an all Teesside final. Grangetown beat second division Cleveland...
Lower Tees a Good Sport; Coarse Angling
THE lower Tees looks set to be in excellent condition for tomorrow's Parker Adams Memorial. With less rain this week, the river should be fining down, and bream and skimmers are likely to respond for the Yarm AL Club match which could attract 40...
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER 80ft FALL; MY AMAZING ESCAPE
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES A YOUNG woman says she "should be dead" after she plunged 80ft from her hotel balcony, landing on concrete. Chantelle Serginson, 24, from Middlesbrough, was on the second day of her holiday in Majorca when she fell six storeys....
Make or Break for Me Now - Jamie
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE JAMIE Ashdown admits he's at a "make or break stage" of his career The experienced 31-year-old keeper is currently on trial at Boro. He was released by Portsmouth last month and is now a free agent searching for a new...
Olympics Can Give Punters Some Cheer; Sports Betting
SO there was no success for Andy Murray at Wimbledon or Lewis Hamilton in the British Grand Prix, while England flopped in Euro 2012. But team GB look well poised for medals in the London Olympics which get underway in only two weeks' time - Stan...
OUR TIME TO SHINE! Shadows Tribute in the Spotlight at Convention
Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK THE childhood dreams of a group of long-time school friends have become reality after forming a tribute band to their idols. Terry Carter, Chris Jarvis, 60, and Martin Verrill, 59, who met at Redcar's Sir William Turner's...
Phantom Will Be a Menace; Dubawi Looks Set to Triumph Again Racing Preview
Byline: NAOMI MATTHEW DUBAWI PHANTOM should take all the beating in the feature race of the day at Stratford, the Sunday Mercury Handicap Hurdle for the Stratford Summer Salver (3.20). Trained by John Ferguson, he has won two of his four starts...
Poster Girl Louisa's a Picture of Health at Five
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES LIKE all little girls her age, Louisa McGregor Smith has been busy "counting down the sleeps" until her birthday. But what makes her fifth birthday even more special is that when Louisa was only three months old, she was...
Raleigh Duo Pedal to Grand Prix Glory; Cycling
Byline: ADAM STEEL TEAM Raleigh-GAC were the big winners at the Stockton Cycling Festival, with Graham Briggs and Tobyn Horton both celebrating victories as two of Britain's top pro bike races came to Teesside. Huge crowds gathered at Stockton...
READY FOR ACTION; Havelock's Hopes for Hectic Weekend
Byline: MARTIN NEAL AFTER kicking their heels during the week, Redcar Bears have a busy weekend ahead of them. And promoter Brian Havelock sees no reason why it can't be a successful one too. After having their scheduled match with Leicester...
Rowland Shines in Newton Victory; Bowls
Byline: BRIAN LEWIS CLEVELAND'S Newton team took the honours against Nottinghamshire at Ropner Park with a fine 173-166 win. The rink wins were shared at three each but the winning total was due to an excellent 40-17 win by Phil Rowland (G Allen,...
SIGNING SIMON NOT SO SIMPLE; Mogga Faces a Fight to Snap Up Hitman
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE BORO face a tough battle to sign West Brom striker Simon Cox. The Ireland international endured a frustrating campaign last season, spending much of his time on the bench. It was surprising, therefore, that West Brom...
Teesside Quiz
Question one: Natress and Grainger opened a furniture shop on Stockton High Street in 1906 - which bank now operates from this building? Question two: In 1937, Dr McGonigle began a slum clearance in Hodgeson's Yard in Stockton. The dockers who lived...
TV Choice
BIG DANCE 2012 Channel 4, 4.30pm For casual dance fans, our season of watching people strut their funky stuff begins with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn, and ends with Dancing on Ice during the early part of the following year. But, as real fans...
TV Choice
PRIMEVAL ITV1, 5.30pm In the penultimate helping of timejumping adventures, the exhausted team at ARC let Lester in on the secrets of Matt's mission. However, they are interrupted by news that anomalies are opening everywhere and there are reports...
Unbeaten Clark Wins Title; Snooker
Byline: JOHN HARTLEY PREMIER DIVISION LIAM Clark wrapped up his second Premier League title and kept up an incredible season long unbeaten record with victory over former top dog Ben Wanley in the final billiards match of the campaign. The match...
Under the Hammer
Byline: KRYSTA EAVES A FORMER popular gay nightspot will be put up for sale at an auction next week. Cassidy's Bar and Nightclub on Grange Road, Middlesbrough, will go up for sale at the Pugh and Company property auction on Tuesday. The town...
Westgarth Tops the Lot; Sea Scene
BERNARD Westgarth found the flounder to win the latest Saltburn Summer League match. He caught nine flounder and three eels to top a field of eight who fished a River Esk carrying flood water. Everyone caught fish, but Bernard topped the lot...
Wrestlers Hit Medal Trail in Belgium; Wrestling
STOCKTON Wrestling Club put themselves on the international wrestling map by bringing home two golds and one silver medal at the recent Kwiks International Wrestling Tournament in Kruibeke, Belgium. Sam Crow, 11, a St Peters pupil from Saltburn...
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