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 August 29, 2013

Action against Syria; FEEDBACK
I WOULD like to comment regarding the controversial issues of the Syrian conflict. I wholeheartedly agree with many that people who used chemical weapons and killed and injured many innocent people including parents, grandparents, young people and...
Advantage Durham in Top-of-the-Table Clash; COUNTY CRICKET
DURHAM'S hopes of lifting a third County Championship in six seasons looked bleak indeed when Yorkshire's Ryan Sidembottom reduced them to 5-2 in the top of the table clash at Scarborough. Trailing the Division One leaders by 25.5 points, the visitors...
A Month of Extras with Your BIG Value Gazette
DON'T miss the Gazette next month - we've got a bonanza of gifts, giveaways and bonuses for our readers - from Juninho posters to a free car! We start next week with one of Teesside's sporting heroes. The unique Juninho had the power to mesmerise...
A New Phase at Mandale Park; New Homes
BARRATT North East is launching the latest phase of new homes at Mandale Park, Thornaby this weekend with the opening of a brand new showhome. The Avenue at Mandale Park is the third phase of the development, where more than 300 Barratt homes are...
Banking on Support; TANNI GREY-THOMPSON
THE debate about the nation's diet is back in the news again, as more families are being financially squeezed and, as ever, people are being criticised for not cooking healthy and nutritious meals. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics...
Ben Mixes Politics with His Studies
A YOUNG politician has achieved a string of top GCSEs while representing the young people of Middlesbrough in the Youth Parliament. Ben Rowden, 16, right, who goes to The King's Academy in Coulby Newham, was voted in as MYP in February 2012 and managed...
Bosses Admit Breach after Dad Killed by Falling Anchor
Byline: Andy Passant Reporter andy.passant@eveninggazette.co.uk A FIRM whose worker was crushed to death by a falling anchor has admitted breaching health and safety regulations relating to the tragic accident. "Happy-go-lucky" dadof-two Kevin...
Brigade Chief Defends Blaze Response Times
Byline: Mike Blackburn and Sarah Walker news@eveninggazette.co.uk RESPONSE times to fires by Cleveland Fire Brigade have slumped to an average of a minute slower than they were a year ago, according to Government figures. Cleveland has seen the...
Celeb Gossip
WHETHER or not we are to believe that the Duke and Duchess of York are to remarry I think it's a heart-warming story. Despite divorcing a long time ago, Andrew and Fergie, pictured, have remained firm friends and have been brilliant parents to Beatrice...
Celebrations at Huntcliff
AT Saltburn's Huntcliff School there was a lot of reason to celebrate the GCSE results. Nina Halliday was one of the school's top scorers, achieving 12 A* to C grades. Nina was delighted with her A* grades in both English language and English...
Choose a Course That Will Lead to a Great Career
STUDENTS who study at Newcastle College are able to choose from a wide range of vocational courses delivered in some of the best facilities in the country. Newcastle College has so much to offer in terms of its city centre location and its facilities,...
College Offers Fast-Track to A-Level Success
STOCKTON Sixth Form College has options available to all Year 11 leavers, including those disappointed with their results. The college's Level 2 programme of study allows students who did not achieve their expected grades at GCSE to study at college,...
Country Valley Launches Online Delivery Service
A TEESSIDE food supplier has launched an online delivery service for its premium meat products. Internet food sales may be a slow burner but they are definitely increasing, claims Darlington-based Country Valley Foods, which employs 110 staff. ...
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on July 30 were: Daniel Thorpe, 30 of Middlesbrough Road, Guisborough, given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS80 costs for obstructing a police officer in the execution...
Daniel's Walk Inspired by a Brave Gran
Byline: Lindsey Sampson Reporter lindsey.sampson@eveninggazette.co.uk A THOUGHTFUL youngster has chanelled his grief at losing his beloved gran into helping other cancer sufferers. Daniel Whitfield, 10, of Ingleby Barwick, decided he wanted to...
Deaths
ALCOCK Anthony Robert Tragically on August 19, Tony aged 58 years. Loving dad of Hayley, dear son of Eric and the late Mary also a very special brother and friend of many. Service and cremation to take place in the Chapel of St Bede, Teesside Crematorium...
Don't Let Window Shut without a Top Striker; Bernie's Bolt with Bernie Slaven
Byline: Bernie Slaven I WAS lucky to catch Boro's draw at Wigan on dodgy TV and it was another impressive away performance. We all know we just need that sniffer who can stick the ball in the back of the net. A natural finisher, a fox in the...
Dream Home That Was Designed from Scratch
THE owners of this week's Dream Home built their house from scratch. With an eye for big, open style rooms and lots of family space, they knew from the start what they wanted to create. So three years ago, they took the decision to knock down...
Eleanor Proves Herself to Be a Laser Cut above the Others
A TALENTED young designer showed she was a laser cut above the rest after her leather creations earned her a prestigious award. Cleveland College of Art and Design student Eleanor Moore's success story continued with a vengeance after being presented...
England Aim to Extend Aussie's Winless Streak; ENGLAND CRICKET
SKIPPER Stuart Broad is confi-dent England can extend Australia's long winless run in tonight's NatWest Twenty20 international in Southampton. It is exactly 200 days since Australia last won a competitive fixture, in any format, to underline their...
Exam Success for Role Models Tom and Grace
TWO students, who their headmaster describes as fantastic role models, have achieved a total of 18 passes in their subjects at Ormesby School. Grace Weatherall was head girl, and Tom Grief was a student leader. Grace's results include: three A*s...
Fracking Is Part of Our Future; FEEDBACK
THE manufacturing sector in this country and especially in the North-east is presently on its knees, we need massive investment in these areas, so why is it that people are objecting so much to the proposal for a new potash mine and fracking that would...
Gcse Results
YOUNG people are being urged to consider all of their options before setting out on the journey towards their chosen career. Gary Groom, principal of Redcar and Cleveland College, said most careers could be achieved via a number of different routes,...
Hannah Makes an Art Form of Her Results
THERE was a lot to celebrate across Darlington as the GCSE results came in. At independent school Polam Hall many students were delighted with their results, including Anna Chamberlain who received 10 A*s and Charlotte Elliott with 10A*s and an...
Happy Dahl Day!
GET ready for family fun, and maybe a little mischief. September is the month when we remember the magic of one of the world's top storytellers - Roald Dahl. It doesn't matter whether you are five or 55, everybody loves Mr D. The official Roald...
Helping Teenagers to a Brighter Future; YOUR VIEW A Chance for Local Charities, Voluntary Organisations and Advice Groups to Reach Our Readers TODAY: Nicola Hall, Director of Performance, Five Lamps, Thornaby
FIVE Lamps has been working in partnership with Stockton Council to support young people through the GOIL project (Get On In Life), which engages 14 - 19 year olds who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). The project works intensively...
Help on Offer to Take Step on the Property Ladder in Middlesbrough
TAYLOR Wimpey's Bridgewater View development in Middlesbrough is hosting a Help to Buy weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help first-time buyers. The house-builder is reporting mortgage repayments from as little as PS385 per month are available at...
Inquest Told Teen Tragedy Was 'Like Cot Death'
Byline: Sophie Barley Reporter sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk A FIT and healthy 13-year-old girl described as the "brightest star in the sky" died suddenly at home when her heart stopped beating. Demi Sharif was found by her father Naeem collapsed...
It's Hip to Be Square on; INTERIORS with Creative Stylist Claire Hornby in Association With
SQUARE can sometimes be seen as the safe option because they're simple shapes, instantly recognisable and are associated with not being terribly exciting. But square designs, boxy shapes and patchwork motifs are having a real moment in the interior...
It's Hip to Be Square on the Home Design Front; INTERIORS with Creative Stylist Claire Hornby in Association With
Byline: Claire Hornby SQUARE can sometimes be seen as the safe option because they're simple shapes, instantly recognisable and are associated with not being terribly exciting. But square designs, boxy shapes and patchwork motifs are having a...
It's Never Too Late to Enrol at Middlesbrough College
THOUSANDS of young people are shaping their own futures thanks to the outstanding skills training being delivered at Middlesbrough College. With a PS20m STEM Centre of Excellence planned, student numbers soaring, the purpose-built A-level centre,...
Jade Can Prove to Be Real Gem at Salisbury; RACING PREVIEW
CHINESE Jade can cause a minor upset in the Weatherbys Bank Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury. The Listed contest has attracted a small but select field, with Richard Hannon's Washaar sidestepping a clash with Guineas favourite Kingman at the weekend...
Leading School Celebrates Its Pupils' Success
PUPILS from Red House School, a leading co-educational independent school, in Norton, have achieved outstanding results across all subjects at GCSE level. Both staff and pupils are celebrating the success, with seven of the 37 pupils at the school...
Macmillan Academy
A-G: M Adams 9.5; J Ahmad 9; A Ahmed 11.5; N Al-Miaari 9; L Alhunashi 11.5; A Ali 10; Shuaib Ali 12; Suhail Ali 11; F Alton 11; H Andrews 11.5; M Anik 11; R Appleyard 10; D Arkless 10; A Arshad 11; B Atkinson 12.5; A Ayoub 10; A Ayub 9; M Azam 10.5;...
Man Freed after Trying to Gouge out Ex's Eyes
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@eveninggazette.co.uk A MAN who tried to gouge out his former partner's eyes in a terrifying domestic attack has been given back his freedom. Daniel Bowen, 35, slapped, punched, spat at...
Mayor Hopeful Andy in 'Join Debate' Challenge; / Businessman Andy Preston, Left, Has Announced His Intention to Stand as Mayor of /Middlesbrough If the Role Is Retained and Has Now Challenged Councillors to Debate the Elected Mayor Issue with Him
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk PROSPECTIVE mayoral candidate Andy Preston is challenging Middlesbrough councillors to join him in a debate about whether the town should keep a mayor. The local businessman...
Murray Blasts Fixture Foul-Up; TENNIS
ANDY Murray described the scheduling that saw him open his US Open defence late last night as "not ideal". The third seed and opponent Michael Llodra were the last players on court in the first round, but Murray responded with a swift 6-2 6-4 6-3...
Neil's on a PS20,000 Mercy Run for Dawa
Byline: Mike Morgan Reporter mike.morgan@eveninggazette.co.uk RETIRED GP Neil Reynolds is taking part in the Great North Run to contribute to a special PS20,000 mission to help a young Nepalese woman walk more normally again. Dr Reynolds, 60,...
Nortech Continues to Grow as Staff Numbers Increase
Byline: Kelley Price Business Reporter kelley.price@eveninggazette.co.uk A FAST-GROWING Billingham engineering company has increased its workforce by a quarter. In just two years, Nortech Solutions has grown to a team of around 80 - and has expanded...
Nunthorpe Academy
A* - G: H Afsar 11; F Ahmed 13; L Alderson 12; E Alexander-Bowes 6; M Allan 13; P Alpert 9; D Anderson 11; B Armstrong 10; C Atkinson 6; C Attwood 7; N Bailey 6; S Baker 8; J Balfour 13; R Barwick 6; H Beach 6; H Bedford 11; L Bell 1; R Bennett 8;...
Oakfields Community College
A-G: S Adan 6; Adil Ahmed 10.5; Ravin Ahmed 9; R Ahmed 13.5; Jobe Ali 13.75; Saima Ali 7.5; Sohaib Ali 6; B Armstrong 11; C Armstrong 13.75; S Aziz 14.25; C Bailey 4.25; B Baines 13.5; D Baldam 9.5; M Banks 11.5; J Barker 15.5; L Batey 10.5; C Baxter...
Pals Who Took the Lead in Saving Pooches; EVENING GAZETTE THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013 31 NOSTALGIA Follow Us on Twitter @EveningGazette REMEMBER WHEN WWW.Gazettelive.Co.Uk/rememberwhen Compiled by Paul Delplanque
Byline: Sophie Barley Reporter sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk IN 2002 three friends set up a small dog charity after wanting to help a pooch in need. Now, 11 years on, Save Our Strays is still going and in total has looked after more than...
Price, Presentation and Marketing - the Keys to Lettings Success; Rental Choice
A TEESSIDE estate agent says the rental market remains strong on Teesside - but what is the key to a successful let? Andrew Hall recently established Teesside estate agency business, I Am Sales and Letting, at Wilton Centre. He said: "We are seeing...
Redcar Academy
A*-G: B Akar 10; L Alderson 11; D Allinson 10; J Antwhistle 10; S Arbon 10; S Arthur 12; B Bartram 11; L Becker 10; H Bennett 10; J Bentley 10; L Birtle 9; E Brayshaw 12; A Breeze 7; J Breeze 7; G Briggs 10; J Brow 14; T Brown 8; Z Buckle 10; D Burnett...
Rhys Is Mogga's Captain Fantastic
Byline: Philip Tallentire Chief sports writer philip.tallentire@eveninggazette.co.uk REVITALISED Rhys Williams has been "fantastic" for Boro so far this season, said Tony Mowbray today. The skipper endured a tough 2012/13 campaign, suffering...
Sacred Heart School, Redcar
A*-G: D Ashton 10; K Ashton 10; C Askins 11; K Bagley 10; S Barker 9; T Barlow 11; E Barnard 11; C Bennison 7; S Bower 10; S Bowman 11; A Boyes 12; B Brown 10; J Budd 11; R Burns 10; S Bushby 9; J Cairnes 8; J Cawley 9; T Clarke 9; J Cockerill 9; D...
Secure Your Future with a Course at Middlesbrough; 21 MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE
WHATEVER your ambitions for the future Middlesbrough College has something for you. And there's still time to enrol. From high quality apprenticeships to Olympic sports training the college has an extensive range of courses to help you get the career...
Soldier 'Fell from Nightclub Balcony'
Byline: Sophie Barley Reporter sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk A TEESSIDE soldier who is fighting for his life in a Thailand hospital is believed to have suffered his injuries after falling from a nightclub balcony. Stephen Truscott, 25, is...
So Sorry to See the Back of Y? Cheryl
Byline: DENISE WELCH Follow Denise on Twitter: @REALDENISEWELCH or email her at denise.welch@trinitymirror.com Brian's my Bezzie of the Week ONE of my favourite people in our Stepping Out gang is Brian McFadden and his far too beautiful wife Vogue...
Stables Destroyed as Fire Strikes at Historic Hall
Byline: Lindsey Sampson, Krysta Eaves and Mike Morgan news@eveninggazette.co.uk ONE of Teesside's most treasured historical buildings has been seriously damaged in a suspected arson attack. Part of the Grade II* listed Kirkleatham Hall stable...
Stokesley School
A-G: E Adamson 11; S Adlington 8; M Agnew 11; E Alderson 9; M Allen 11; S Atherton 11; B Atkinson 8; K Auty 11; E Bainbridge 10; D Baldwin 11; L Banfield 12.5; J Banks 11; G Bird 10; J Boal 11; C Bourchier 11; E Bourne 11; S Brook 11; M Brown 11; J...
St Patrick's Catholic College, Thornaby
A*-C: W Ali 21; A Allen 17; A Andrejczyk 19; S Ansell 9; J Armstrong 11; M Askin 15; T Baird 7; J Bankhurst 7; J Barber 19; S Beveridge 6; R Brocklesby 11; M Calvert 12; J Carney 8; B Carter 17; G Clark 18; L Coates 19; C Coe 15; A Conroy 9; N Cowling...
This Can't Keep Happening, Plant Told
Byline: Laura Woodcock Reporter laura.woodcock@eveninggazette.co.uk A CHEMICAL plant has been told to take "various actions" after flaring caused heavy black smoke. A huge flame and plumes of thick smoke were visible across Teesside in the incident...
Top Grades Come Early
IT wasn't just Year 11 pupils who were celebrating GCSE success on Teesside. At Ormesby School, three Year 9 students also discovered they'd come away with some top grades - a full two years early. One Year 9 class at the school sat the maths...
Trust to Act on Hospital Wait Times
Byline: Sarah Walker Health reporter sarah.walker@eveninggazette.co.uk A TEESSIDE hospital trust is taking action to tackle a backlog of patients who have waited longer than 18 weeks from being referred for their treatment. South Tees Hospitals...
TV Choice
RHOD GILBERT'S WORK EXPERIENCE BBC2, 10pm As the series draws to a close, let's reflect on some of Rhod's best moments so far. In the past few weeks alone, he's ditched stand-up comedy in favour of becoming a wedding planner, a scout leader and a coach...
We Say
STATISTICS have an important part to play when it comes to evaluating our region's services. But it's not all about the numbers. At first look, new response times for the fire service in our area make for disappointing reading - down by a almost...
Wilkinson Faces a Battle to Hang on to Silver Title; SPEEDWAY
Byline: Keith McGhie Sports writer CARL Wilkinson says it's going to be tough to defend his South Tees Silver Helmet title when he lines up as one of a 12-rider field tonight (7.30pm). The reigning 'Bear of the Year' swept to a memorable victory...
Wind Farm Row Blows on after Consultation; Protesters Oppose PS16.5m Turbine Plans for Site
Byline: Mike Morgan Reporter mike.morgan@eveninggazette.co.uk CAMPAIGNERS have reiterated their opposition to a PS16.5m wind farm planned near Guisborough after fresh consultation. Protesters say the vast majority of people are "vehemently opposed"...
Yarm School
A-C Grades: A Ahitan 10; M Alexander 10; O Alexander 9; S Allick 11; T Amer 9; D Ankers 8; G Atherton 12; J Atkinson 9; C Baczkowski 13; T Bayley 11; C Bendelow 7; S Boggitt 10; P Box 9; T Boylett 10; S Braithwaite 12; S Bresland 13; A Bridges 13;...
You're No Victim, Offender Warned; Judge Orders Work after Affray
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@eveninggazette.co.uk A JUDGE told an off-shore worker caught up in a pizza shop fracas that he was not the victim, after hearing a string of complaints from the dock. Stephen Lowrie was...
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