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 September 23, 2013

'100Mph' Driver in Wrong-Way Chase
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@eveninggazette.co.uk A JOYRIDER who raced the wrong way down a three-mile stretch of road in the middle of busy Friday night traffic has been jailed. Danny Ferguson picked up a friend and...
20,000 Are Shown the Delights of the Countryside
Byline: Sophie Barley Reporter sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk THE sun was shining over Stokesley as more than 20,000 people enjoyed the town's annual agricultural show. Families were treated to an agricultural extravaganza with the chance...
Acklam Still Search for First Win; RUGBY UNION
NOT a great weekend for the Teesside teams, with Billingham the only club to record a win. Struggling Acklam hosted Bridlington but were beaten 25-16 in Northern Division Yorkshire One. The Teessiders conceded a try within the first minute but steadied...
Adam Was So Brave.Right Up to the End
Byline: Sophie Barley Reporter sophie.barley@eveninggazette.co.uk THE family of a brave 24-year-old man who suffered from cystic fibrosis said he is an inspiration to other sufferers as he never let the illness affect him, right up to his death....
Addicts Get Tough Love. and Treat Us like Family
Byline: James Pearce news@eveninggazette.co.uk TWO Teessiders are helping addicts battle drugs and alcohol through tough love as part of a Stockton charity. Brian Jones and Allan Earl created the Moses Project two years ago. They help almost...
Amelia Brings Joy to Dad's Team
Byline: Dave Robson Senior reporter dave.robson@eveninggazette.co.uk TEESSIDE singer Amelia Lily is top of the pops as far as her dad's over-40s footy team is concerned. For when the lads of the Hartlepool Touch Down Hotel needed a new set of...
ARMED RAIDER STRIKES; Shop Owner on Verge of Giving Up after Third Knife Robbery Three Raids in Three Years and Now I've Had Enough
Byline: Sophie Barley A THORNABY shopkeeper said he may sell his business after he was the victim of a terrifying attempted armed robbery for the third time in just three years. Bob Singh Atwal said "enough is enough" after the latest attack...
A Vote for the Town's Future; FEEDBACK
I WAS pleased to see that Andy Preston has put his name forward as candidate for elected mayor of Middlesbrough should a referendum indicate that the electorate is once more given the democratic right to decide who leads in spending their cash. ...
Background to Jury Service Selection; YOUR VIEW A Chance for Local Charities, Voluntary Organisations and Advice Groups to Reach Our Readers TODAY: Joe Michna, Citizens Advice Bureau Manager
Q. How are people selected for jury service? A. Jurors for service in criminal, civil actions and inquests are selected to at random from the electoral register. A person called for jury service will receive a summons in the post from the jury summoning...
Bargain Breaks
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Chek out Noseda's Lightly-Raced Ace
Byline: Naomi Matthew Racing correspondent VALBCHEK looks to have been well placed by Jeremy Noseda to enable him to get back to winning ways in the Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes at Beverley. A lightly-raced fouryear-old, he won his...
Deaths
ARUNDEL Marie (Nee Mears) Peacefully in hospital on September 12 of Guisborough, Marie aged 71 years, dearly loved wife of Roy, much loved mother of Chris and Louise, dear mother-in-law of Angela and Jason and a devoted grandma of Sam, Ben, Evie, Olivia...
Delays Lead to Losses at Teesside's SSI Steel Plant
COSTLY delays in SSI UK's restart programme have led to the Teesside steel producer reporting a loss of $439m (PS274m), annual accounts have shown. The company, a subsidiary of Sahaviriya Steel Industries, saved hundreds of jobs when it bought the...
Don't Trust the Party Politics
ANDY Preston, businessman and chairman of Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation: "RIGHT now the people of Middlesbrough decide who will lead the town and fight on their behalf to bring investment and create jobs. "Some Labour councillors...
Driver Was Nearly Five Times over Drink Limit
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@eveninggazette.co.uk A DRINK-DRIVER was caught driving almost five times over the limit in his girlfriend's car after a domestic row. Troubled Andrew Harris was spotted speeding towards...
Dyer Shouldn't Be Down, Insists Bears Boss Brian; SPEEDWAY
Byline: Martin Neal Speedway writer martin.neal@eveninggazette.co.uk REDCAR Bears boss Brian Havelock today insisted Micky Dyer still had plenty to be proud of despite his disappointing performance in the Premier League Riders' Championship at Sheffield....
Fudge Maker Flies Flag for Regional Enterprise
TEESSIDE confectionery firm Fudge Fancies is heading to Germany in the hope of landing an export contract. Fudge Fancies - a company supported by the Redcar Enterprise Team - is attending Taste The Future, the world's leading food fair, which is...
It's a Question of Democracy vs Dictatorship. Make Your Choice
BERT Ward, chairman of Campaign for Democracy: "THE referendum gives Middlesbrough a choice between a leader - a councillor elected by the councillors - and a mayor elected by all the town's voters. "This is really a choice between democracy and...
Leaky Defence Must Be Plugged - and Soon; the Bigger Picture E with Anthony Vickers
Byline: Anthony Vickers TONY MOWBRAY is finding it very hard to make a case for the defence. Eight goals leaked in three games (and it could have been more) ... three spot kicks conceded (and it could have been more) ... two red cards (and it...
Make Waves in Vienna
SUMMER may be over, but there is still plenty of festival fun to be had across Europe, including at the Waves Festival when the Austrian capital's most famous clubs throw open their doors to a host of international electronic, rock and club acts. ...
Mighty Marske March on in Vase; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL
MIGHTY Marske United made it a dozen games unbeaten as they beat Knaresborough 2-0 at Mount Pleasant in the FA Vase. The Seasiders went into today's draw for the third qualifying round after John Alexander and Liam O'Sullivan scored to keep the...
Mogga: Back in the Loan Market
Byline: Philip Tallentire Chief sports writer philip.tallentire@eveninggazette.co.uk TONY Mowbray will turn to the loan market to resolve his side's defensive frailties. Saturday's 3-3 draw left the Boro boss angry and frustrated. Bournemouth...
No Defence as Boro Undone by More Errors at the Back
Byline: Philip Tallentire Chief sports writer philip.tallentire@eveninggazette THE fact that Saturday's game was a six-goal thriller will come as scant comfort to Tony Mowbray who desperately needs wins, not entertaining draws. Boro showed great...
Paradise Found; EMILY WOODROW and Her New Husband Jet off to Honeymoon Hotspot the Maldives
Byline: EMILY WOODROW Reef, located on the beach at the top end of the island, specialising in fish. Reef, located on the beach at the top end of the island, specialising in fish. Here, you sit eating your chosen catch whilst listening to...
Scarred by Television; GARETH LIGHTFOOT outside the Box
"I DON'T know how much movies should entertain. I'm always interested in movies that scar," director David Fincher once said, while promoting his scarring film Seven. (Sorry pedants - Se7en.) Television can scar too. Ask the poor helpless viewers forced...
Skaters' Fury at PR-Ice Rise
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk FIGURE skaters are in a spin over a proposed price hike for lessons at Billingham Forum. More than 160 people have signed a petition which has been handed to Tees Active...
Stokesley Can't Stop Reigning Champs from Retaining Crown; LOCAL CRICKET
RECORD breaking Richmondshire made it back-toback titles with a dominant performance at Stokesley. But if their emphatic 10 wicket victory was a stress free way to take the championship there was high emotion throughout the other divisions, with...
Storm in a Port over the Arrival of 'Ghost Ships'
Byline: Andy Passant Reporter andy.passant@eveninggazette.co.uk IT'S been a decade since the notorious "ghost ships" first sailed into a storm of protest on Teesside. A "toxic timebomb" was how environmentalists described the arrival of former...
TV Choice
TOM KERRIDGE'S PROPER PUB FOOD BBC2, 8.30pm That's a loaded title. After all, what is proper pub food? In some parts of the country it's a microwaved meal served in the plastic container, or breaded cod served up when you ordered plaice because the...
We're Heading in the Right Direction, Says Pools Boss; HARTLEPOOL UTD
HARTLEPOOL may have been denied a vital win as a result of a late Bristol Rovers equaliser, but manager Colin Cooper believes his team is "heading in the right direction. Matt Harrold put the hosts ahead at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday before...
What's the World Coming to? FEEDBACK
TWO things have just happened to our family and I can't believe it. My brother-in-law lives in Guisborough. He has kidney failure and he goes to James Cook Hospital three times a week. He still works, does a night shift and goes quite often straight...
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