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 January 1, 2014

Academy's New Head in Pledge for Positive Future
Byline: Mieka Smiles Reporter news@eveninggazette.co.uk A NEW head has taken the reins at a secondary school which has gone through a "painful time" - and vowed to turn it around. Andrew Ramsey is the newly appointed head of school at Billingham's...
Adrian Looks Back at Some Happy Days on 'The Moor'
KIDS who played around a certain area of Stockton always knew the playground on their doorsteps as 'the moor'. After all, the Moor Hotel stood nearby and although surrounded by industry, the land may once have had a moor-like appearance. Adrian...
A Flame Ignited by Robbo - and It Still Burns Today; Every Week We Throw the Spotlight on One of Boro's Loyal Fans. Today We Feature 28-Year-Old Anthony Williams, from Eston and Normanby, Now Living in Hackney, London
Your life story as a Boro fan THE first time I remember going to watch the Boro was with my dad and his mate Spike at Ayresome Park. I couldn't tell you what year but I was still a pup. I think they played Barnsley but can't be too sure, as it was...
Bolton Feeling the Cash Squeeze after Relegation; FOOTBALL
BORO'S first opponents of the year have announced eye-watering financial losses. Bolton, who host Aitor Karanka's side at the Reebock Stadium this afternoon, have announced a financial loss of PS50.7m for the year ending June 2013 with net debts...
Boro Will Battle to Keep Grant
Byline: Philip Tallentire Chief sports writer philip. tallentire@eveninggazette.co.uk BORO will strongly resist a renewed attempt by Nottingham Forest to sign Grant Leadbitter in the transfer window. According to reports in the East Midlands...
Brownies Wishing for a Top Pack Holiday
Byline: Marie Turbill Reporter marie.turbill@eveninggazette.co.uk THE girls of 5th Fairfield Brownies are hoping that you will send your Wish tokens their way. They are among hundreds of groups to have registered with this year's campaign. ...
Call to Probe Council's Housing Decision
Byline: Mike Blackburn Stockton Chief Reporter mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk CALLS have been made for an investigation into the overruling of Stockton's planning committee as it tried to reject plans for 330 new homes in Yarm. As reported,...
Councils Splash the Cash to Bring Towns Festive Cheer
Byline: Sarah Dale Reporter sarah.dale@eveninggazette.co.uk COUNCILS in Teesside proved they were no Scrooges by splashing the cash on Christmas lights despite huge slashes to budgets. Councillors argued that although it was a time of austerity...
Coventry Slip-Up Spared D Us from Even More Humiliaation
Byline: Anthony Vickers Sports reporter anthony.vickers@eveninggazette.co.uk THE magic of the cup ... third round day and the prospect of mighty minnows David United nicking one late on away at big boys Goliath FC. It's the stuff of dreams with...
Defeat Still Hurts, Says Bernie
BERNIE Slaven admits that top flight Boro being sunk by the Mariners still leaves him red-faced today. The Scots striker - who rattled in a respectable 15 Division One goals that term and scored Boro's goal on the day -says the defeat still stings....
Disney Dream Could Make It an Extra Special Year for Brave Marley, Five
Byline: Mieka Smiles Reporter news@eveninggazette.co.uk LAST year was a tough one for brave Marley Gill with a range of serious health problems to contend with. But friends and family are hoping to make 2014 a year to remember - by sending the...
End of an Era, but I Want to Be Part of the New One, Says Flower; ASHES CRICKET
ANDY Flower is adamant he wants to carry on as England coach once this winter's Ashes misery is over. As the England cricket team's head coach, Flower senses that one era is ending in Australia with a "fresh cycle" about to begin for England's Test...
Festa Fires in to End 17 Years of Suffering
Byline: PAYLOR'S VIEWS with Eric Paylor BORO'S ongoing January 1 Jinx seems to strike with amazing regularity - though I hope not today. In the modern era, you can count Boro's New Year's Day successes on one hand. In 26 years as the Gazette's...
Forgotten Man Is Making His Mark; THE BORO BLOGGERS:
Byline: SIMON FALLAHA WHEN Boro cult hero and fan darling Muzzy Carayol was poleaxed by a groin injury at the New Den, a forgotten Argentine was thrown into the mix. Two goals, several assists, three wins and three clean sheets later, Emmanuel...
Give Your Skin a New Year Treat; Is It Time to Make over Your Make-Up? These Beauty Resolutions Will Have You Looking Better Than Ever in 2014
1. CLEANSE PROPERLY MAKING sure you cleanse your skin correctly is one of the most important steps for maintaining beautiful skin. The key is to remove dirt and bacteria without over-cleansing, which can dry out skin. For the best results choose a...
How Al Pacino Played a Key Role in Boro's Big Cup Win
Byline: Mieka Smiles Reporter news@eveninggazette.co.uk A DIE-HARD Boro fan has revealed some of the secrets from his new book about the club's cup winning glory. To celebrate the forthcoming 10-year anniversary of Middlesbrough Football Club's...
I Know I Can Win World Championship, Says Glen; DARTS
GLEN Durrant insists he can add his name to the list of outsiders who have won the BDO World Championship when he makes his Lakeside debut next week. The 43-year-old from Middlesbrough is seeded 10th for the annual Surrey showpiece and opens his...
It's Time to Enjoy the Magic of the FA Cup; JEFF WINTER
THE third round of the FA Cup is one of my favourite days of the season. As a referee I always hoped to get a game that represented what, to me, is still the magic of the competition - where an underdog gets the chance to topple a top flight side....
Light at the End of Gloomy Year; THE BORO BLOGGERS:
Byline: JOHN POWLS AFTER a horrible 2013 Boro ended the year with three wins on the bounce. A 3-0 win rounded off a run of victories, all with clean sheets. For all but these festive fixtures the past 12 months have been an annus horribilis...
Most Who Voted in Poll 'Want Yorkshire Switch'
Byline: Mike Blackburn Stockton Chief Reporter mike.blackburn@eveninggazette.co.uk levels among people living across the borough. That said, we fully understand the strength of feeling that exists in the south of the borough in relation to some...
My Resolution to Stay In!
Byline: SARAH WALKER THE New Year celebrations were always going to be a bit different this year. For the past few years, since moving back to Teesside from the land made famous by haggis, whiskey and bagpipes, I've enjoyed getting glammed up...
My Year's Checked out Just Fine. Now Here's to Musical Future in 2014 Says Our X Factor Star Abi
Byline: Dave Robson Senior Reporter dave.robson@eveninggazette.co.uk THE fact Abi Alton made it on to X Factor while working on the checkouts at Morrisons in Guisborough is already well documented. But the phone call which changed her life also...
Now Champ Kieran Wants to Make a Bigger Impact; MARTIAL ARTS
AFTER finishing 2013 as a champion, Kieran Lister intends to build on the early promise he has shown in mixed martial arts in the new year. The 21-year-old who fights out of the Dungeon gym in Thornaby won the Made 4 The Cage lightweight title with...
Now Danny's Aiming to Roar for the Tigers; A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
DANNY Graham will be by far the most familiar name on the visiting team sheet when Boro play host to Hull City on Saturday in the third round of the FA Cup. The Gateshead-born striker began his professional football life in the Boro Academy and...
Offender Told He Must Not Fuel His Addiction
Byline: Andy Passant Reporter andy.passant@eveninggazette.co.uk A GAS-GUZZLING petrol addict has again been caught getting his tipple of choice from garages Serial offender Brian Taylor, 45, was banned from petrol stations for sneaking onto the...
One to Savour at Southwell
Byline: Naomi Matthew Racing Correspondent SOFIAS Number One can usher in the new year by returning to the winner's enclosure at Southwell. Trained in Nottinghamshire by the capable Roy Bowring, the gelded son of Silver Deputy was a big eyecatcher...
Our Photos of the Year
FROM heartbreaking anguish to overwhelming joy, the Gazette's photographers have again captured a year of emotion on Teesside. While we didn't see a Royal baby born, or have any Wimbledon champions, here, our team has been there to cover the events...
Play Time Is over for Gene after 30 Years
Byline: Mike Morgan Reporter mike.morgan@eveninggazette.co.uk IT'S the poignant end of an era for a Teesside toy shop which has closed down after 30 years. Stokelds toy centre, nursery store and stationers, which had its last customer yesterday...
Plucky Minnows Who Made Boro Battle All the Way to Go through; FA CUP MEMORIES
BORO'S dramatic third round tie against Nuneaton Borough must surely be one of their most memorable FA Cup encounters of the past decade. Steve McClaren's star-studded side went on to reach the semi-finals in their epic 2005/06 UEFA Cup runners-up...
Police Bikes, a Baton and Even Station Telephone. Force Reveals PS2,500 List of Items Stolen as Officers Combat Criminals
Byline: Alan Selby alan.selby@eveninggazette.co.uk THIEVES targeted Cleveland Police's own staff at least 23 times in the last three years. More than PS2,500 worth of police property has been stolen from the force since April 2011, according...
There's No Secret to Boro's Success - It's All Down to Hard Work; the Insider with Philip Tallentire Our Man at the Heart of Boro
BORO'S recent improvement isn't down to Spanish sorcery or outlandish tactical wizardry. The reason is simple - hard work and attention to detail. That's a shame from a newspaper point of view because it would be great to write about a radical,...
Volunteer to Be a Part of the NHS; /YOUR VIEW A Chance for Local Charities, Voluntary Organisations and Advice Groups to Reach Our Readers TODAY: Paul Watkins, Head of Fundraising and Volunteering, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
IT'S AMAZING to think we have almost 600 volunteers across our hospital sites providing extra support to our patients and visitors. From helping people find their way around miles of hospital corridors to providing company and a cuppa at a patient's...
We'd Settle for Another Result like That against City! BORO V HULL
HULL are holding their own in the Premier League these days, but it's not so long ago that Boro stunned them. The sides meet in the FA Cup at the Riverside on Saturday, with fans hoping that a goalscoring hero boosts Boro - just as Scott McDonald...
We Say
THE past year has not been without its challenges for Teesside. The region - like other areas of the country - has pockets of deprivation and child poverty which should not be prevalent in one of the world's richer nations. There also remains...
Your Arts and Crafts
WE know you're a crafty lot out there in Teesside - and these fantastic photos of readers enjoying and displaying their skills prove it! What are your hobbies and crafts? Let us know, send us a photo or two and we'll tell your story in the Gazette....
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