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 May 1, 2015

A174 Misery Goes on as Work Continues to June
Byline: Mike Blackburn Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com FED-UP motorists are now facing two more months of delays due to major roadworks on the A174 overrunning - again. The Highways Agency was due to complete PS7.8m works on the A19...
Abattoir Operator 'Is Facing Court Case'
Byline: Dave Robson Senior Reporter dave.robson@trinitymirror.com LEGAL action is being taken against an abattoir at the centre of protests in East Cleveland, a council meeting heard. A full Redcar and Cleveland Council meeting heard the authority...
A Boost for Focus; Ford's Much-Improved Focus Gets Petrol EcoBoost Technology in a Higherperformance Guise If You Go for the 1.5T Versions. Jonathan Crouch Has Been Trying the Car
FORD'S Focus will be a rare sight on these shores in 1.5T petrol EcoBoost form but it doesn't deserve to be. This engine marries together excellent performance with impressive economy - and makes you question why private buyers are really so trans-fixed...
Air Force Two; Fiat's Answer to Combating Emissions and Fuel Consumption Is Smart, Small and Perfectly Formed. Jonathan Crouch Takes a Look at the Improved 500 TwinAir Range
WITH its innovative two-cylinder petrol engine, Fiat's 500 TwinAir has always been notably frugal and clean in 85bhp guise. Now, there's a pokier 105bhp engine option too to join a few well-judged 500 range model updates. Does this trendy little...
Andrew Was So Funny and Just Loved to Help People
Byline: Lindsey Sampson Reporter lindsey.sampson@trinitymirror.com THE family of a serving Cleveland Police officer who died suddenly aged just 45 has paid tribute to the funny and loving man he was outside of work. Tributes from friends and...
Angry Folk Left in Limbo as Building Work Is Halted
Byline: Sarah Walker Reporter sarah.walker@trinitymirror.com ANGRY Teesside residents are waiting to find out how long they will be left living on a building site, after a construction firm went into administration. Southdale Construction was...
A Roofing Revolution; Advertisement Feature
A HOME improvements company in Jarrow, which launched a revolutionary new roofing system for conservatories has been overwhelmed by the response to this new product. Kevin Kerr, and Michael Brain co-owners of Tyneside Home Improvements, introduced...
Ay Up! Tour's on the Moors; Tour De Yorkshire
GEAR up - the Tour de Yorkshire is heading our way this weekend. One of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar this year will come to the North York Moors - and as well as the chance to watch teams of elite cyclists battling for lead position...
Best of the Rest
MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT (15 IN 2010, writer-director Gareth Edwards made the low budget sci-fi thriller Monsters to effusive critical acclaim. Last year, he helmed the remake of Godzilla and he's now in production on the spin-off Star Wars: Rogue...
Better by Design
Byline: Andy Enright BUYING a used SUV ought to be easy. There's no shortage of stock to choose from and it's a buyer's market. The thing is, getting that choice exactly right is a more nuanced thing than many realise. With big 4x4s, image is...
Big Fall in Number of Outstanding Inquests
Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com THE number of outstanding inquests has continued to drop dramatically over the past year. In April 2014, there were 369 outstanding inquests into deaths of people on Teesside. A...
Boro Show They Are Still Up for a Fight
WITH safety secured and a European final at the forefront of Teesside thoughts, the final three league games of the campaign could have been seen as distractions. But rather than wrap his key players in cotton wool and send them into hibernation...
Boss of Shop in Drugs Case Link Loses His Booze Licence
Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com THE GAZETTE FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/TeessideGazette THE boss of a corner shop that was linked to a major heroin conspiracy has been banned from selling alcohol...
Carey Carries Hardy Boys; Far from the Madding Crowd (12a)
Byline: Damon Smith ARECENT re-release of John Schlesinger's 1967 version of Far From The Madding Crowd provided a timely reminder of the raw emotional power of Thomas Hardy's late 19th-century novel and Julie Christie's luminous portrayal of spirited...
CCTV Released in Hunt for Missing Lee
Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com THESE images show the last con-firmed sighting of missing man Lee Brown. The CCTV footage has been released by Cleveland Police as the cousin of the missing dad-of-one made a desperate...
Celebs and Companies Backing Beverley's'pitch'
BUSINESSES - and a string of celebrities - have rallied to get a Teesside entrepreneur into the semi-finals of Richard Branson's Pitch to Rich. Beverley Rose-Olmez is the only Stockton entrant in the UK business investment competition - but she...
Children Aged 7 and 9 in Police Quiz over 'Missile'
Byline: Laura Woodcock Reporter laura.woodcock@trinitymirror.com TWO primary school children have been spoken to by police after a house window was smashed by a missile. Officers spoke to the pair and their parents after the incident on Wednesday....
Deaths
AFFLECK CAPTAIN ARTHUR JAMES (ARTY) Peacefully at home on April 25, Arty aged 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Hetty and a much loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and cremation takes place on Friday, May 8 at 2.30pm in St...
Deaths
SAUL RAYMOND VIVIAN Peacefully at Elton Hall on April 21, aged 95 years, much loved dad of Barbara and Ian, surviving brothers Eric, Brian and Tony and will be missed by all the family. Service and cremation to take place in the Chapel of St Hilda,...
Education & Training; Your School: Overfields Primary School, Ormesby
IN Wednesday's Gazette we inadvertently used pictures taken last year. We are happy to print the correct pictures today. School: Overfields Primary school Address: Daisy Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9JF Headteacher: Mrs Tracy Watson What are...
Farbrace Admits He Can Understand Yorkshire's Pain; ENGLAND CRICKET
ENGLAND assistant coach Paul Farbrace sympathises with his old county Yorkshire as they cast envious glances at their top stars ferrying drinks in the West Indies. Having won last season's County Championship, the White Rose provided six players...
Five Candidates Standing for Town Seat; IN the Second of a Series of Features on Teesside's Parliamentary Constituencies, We Look at the Candidates Standing in Middlesbrough and What They See as Key Election Issues. SARAH DALE Reports. ELECTION FOCUS: MIDDLESBROUGH
Byline: SARAH DALE THE Middlesbrough seat was formed in 1974 when the previous East and West Middlesbrough constituencies were united into a single one - and it has been a safe Labour stronghold ever since. It was represented for almost 30 years...
/ from Chippie to Radio Star, Mary Marks Her 100th
Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com A WOMAN who once had people queueing round the block for her fish suppers has celebrated her 100th birthday. Mary Walker has lived in Middlesbrough and Guisborough for 60 years and...
George Is the Fans Best Friend; Friend Wins Exiled Fans' Vote
Byline: Anthony Vickers Sports writer GEORGE Friend has been named Player of the Year by the exiled fans of Middlesbrough Supporters South. Members of the 1,000 strong London-based group voted for the fans' favourite full-back in a hotly-contested...
Heartache in the 86th Minute as Brighton Won a Disputed Corner and Netted Winner; LAST TIME HERE
BORO 0 BRIGHTON 1 CHAMPIONSHIP, DEC 14, 2013 BORO suffered yet another last-gasp heartache as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Brighton. They had weathered an early storm before slowly getting a grip of the game, and in the second half had the better...
I AGREE That George Dunning and His Former Cabinet Deserve Some
I AGREE that George Dunning and his former Cabinet deserve some credit for Redcar and Cleveland Council's new Heart building winning top place in the North-east's Property Oscars (Feedback, 28.04.15). However, some credit must go to the coalition...
It's Showtime at the College; STOCKTON RIVERSIDE COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF THEATRE
IT is show time over at Stockton Riverside College as the curtain goes up on a season of one-off performances. Performing Arts students have put together an ambitious line-up of shows to mark the culmination of their studies in a two-week festival...
'I Wish I'd Never Agreed to Take Part in Benefits Street'
Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com A STAR of the new series of Benefits Street filmed in Stockton says he regrets his decision to take part in the show. The second series of the controversial Channel 4 show will be screened...
Karanka Makes the Right Call; Manager Was Being Realistic When He Said Play-Offs Were the Target
Byline: THE GAZETTE FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 51 SPORT Follow us on Twitter @EveningGazette The Insider with Philip Tallentire SO the play-offs it is. Now that we know for certain* that Boro have missed out on a top two finish, it's safe to assess...
'King of Kids' Jailed for Part in Stabbing
ONE of the stars of the new series of Benefits Street has been jailed for his part in a double stabbing. A large focus is on Neil Maxwell the street's self styled "King of Kids" who divides his time between giving advice to kids on the estate, exercising,...
Latest Releases by Andrew Greenhalgh
WILDER MIND ..... STOP press: Marcus Mumford and his merry band of minstrels have changed direction. Following two albums of anthemic folk which has won them both credibility and gargantuan success, ditching the banjos and going rock seems a brave...
MAGICAL MUZZY! Karanka Hails Wonder Winger More to Come from Carayol Insists Boro Boss
Byline: Philip Tallentire Boro editor philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com MUSTAPHA Carayol has amazing potential, according to Aitor Karanka, who says he has a great relationship with the winger. The 26-year-old is set to make his first senior...
Marske Prepare for Crowning Glory; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Byline: Adam Steel Sports writer adam.steel@trinitymirror.com ALL hail the kings - Marske will be presented with their Northern League champions' crown as part of a day of special celebration at the GER Stadium tomorrow. The Seasiders won a fairytale...
Master Trainer Can Claim Guineas
ANDRE FABRE can mount another successful cross-Channel raid as Territories looks the pick in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The master French handler does not bring no-hopers on the trip from his Chantilly base so added to the fact this Invincible...
MATCHFILE: Boro V Brighton
AITOR'S OUTLOOK "IT'S important for me to win against Brighton because if we finish third it will be because we have won our game and the main thing is to finish the season winning at home in front of 33,000 people. "It is true we wanted to have...
Mind over Matter
Byline: with Dr Ellie Milby Technology makes life easier and now there's a new app to help manage our moods COGNITIVE behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we view ourselves, other people and the world around us affects how we...
Nurseries - the Choice Is Yours! Advertising Feature
It's such a huge decision. Who can be entrusted to look after your little ones? Thankfully in Teesside we have a huge range of childcare facilities - from day nurseries through to child minders and playgroups. But how can you be sure that your decision...
On the Beat with Robert Nichols; TOMMY SCOTT, THE GREEN .ROOM, STOCKTON
TOMMY Scott of Space fame took his solo show to The Green Room in Stockton on Saturday. This intimate gig gave us drum machines, sing-a-longs and shouts of "more wine!". We were treated to the classics of 90s Space, such as Begin Again, Neighbourhood...
Our High Street's Safe for Pedestrians Insist Chiefs after Sixth Person Hit Our High Street's Safe for Pedestrians Insist Chiefs after Sixth Person Hit
Byline: Mike Blackburn Stockton Chief Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com STOCKTON High Street is NOT dangerous for pedestrians, insist council chiefs - despite another pensioner being hit by a bus this week. The 69-year-old man, driving...
Owners Call Time on Pub Damaged after Shooting
Byline: Mike Brown Reporter mike.brown@trinitymirror.com A PUB at the centre of an unsolved shooting case is up for sale. The Park End pub, on Penistone Road, has been listed for sale as an investment opportunity on property website Rightmove....
Parents Fined over Holidays in Term Time
Byline: Sarah Dale Reporter sarah.dale@trinitymirror.com PARENTS considering taking their kids on holiday during term time may think twice after three have been prosecuted. The parents of two Middlesbrough school pupils have been hit with court...
Police HQ Sold to Housebuilded for Undisclosed Cost
Byline: Ian McNeal ian.mcneal@trinitymirror.com A DEAL to sell Cleveland Police's headquarters to make way for a housing development has been completed, it was announced today. The Ladgate Lane site, near Marton, in Middlesbrough has been sold...
'Raid Terror'duo Jailed
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com TWO brothers burgled the home of a heavily pregnant mum knowing her boyfriend was in prison. The mother was so scared she had to move away after a criminal gang targeted...
Seasiders Riding on a Wave of Optimism for the Season; LOCAL CRICKET
REDCAR are hoping to ditch their bad habit of turning potential wins into draws with the benefit of an extra year's experience and the addition of proven match players to their ranks in the NYSD League. The Seasiders only won three league games...
Soundbites
THE Clubhouse at Rockliffe Hall has a |weekend of live entertainment lin ed up for the bank holiday. THE Clubhouse at Rockliffe Hall has a |weekend of live entertainment lin ed up for the bank holiday. As the restaurant launches its new spring...
Spreading the Tees Word; TEES MUSIC ALLIANCE, GEORGIAN THEATRE, STOCKTON
IN D E P E N D E N T Teesside music promoters Tees Music Alliance are set to showcase some of the area's best emerging artists at one of the UK's biggest music industry events. And they're kicking things off with a gig tonight at Stockton's Georgian...
Stadium Soon Gone but the Memories Live On
Byline: Anthony Vickers Sports writer TWENTY years ago this week Boro blew a sentimental final whistle on spiritual home Ayresome Park then all the attention switched to the cash fuelled new golden era being forged at the box-fresh Riverside Stadium....
Start Your Day the Healthy Way; Porridge-Lover, Fry-Up Fan or Muffinand-Latte-Grabber? Whatever You Do for Breakfast, Just Make Sure You Don't Skip It, Writes LISA SALMON
Byline: LISA SALMON GRABBING breakfast on the go, or missing it completely in the mad morning rush, is a common feature of today's hectic lifestyles. After all, why waste precious time sitting down to a good healthy meal, when you can just munch...
The Clamour around Glamour; KATHERINE RYAN, GLAM ROLE MODEL AT MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL
KATHERINE Ryan is rapidly becoming a household name. The fresh and often dangerously fierce popculture obsessed Canadian is also fast becoming one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. She's already wowed millions of TV comedy fans on a...
The Future of Free Health Care on NHS
THERE have been some interesting debates in the lead-up to the General Election, and the headlines have again centred on our National Health Service and its future survival. The vision of a national health service was to provide free health care...
The White Negroes, Stockton Pirate Festival
HARTLEPOOL band The White Negroes are set to follow up their gig at Stockton Calling with another Teesside date. HARTLEPOOL band The White Negroes are set to follow up their gig at Stockton Calling with another Teesside date. This time the band,...
Tried and Tested
Try the latest exercise routine - if you're tough enough WHAT | ISIT? VIRGIN Active and Tough Mudder have teamed up to introduce Mudder Maker, a 45-minute class aimed to help people train for Tough Mudder events - a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle race....
Turning 30's No Shock
Byline: CARL GILLESPIE TODAY I officially celebrate the first anniversary of my 29th birthday. In other words I turned 30. People have asked me what it feels like to "suddenly" leave my twenties, but it's hardly a surprise consider its been building...
Two by Two: Ooops. the Ark Has Gone (U)
... THE Biblical story of Noah, neatly encapsulated in six chapters of the book of Genesis, provides a weak catalyst for this derivative computer-animated adventure, which strives to emulate the Ice Age films but falls woefully short. Co-directors...
Unfriended (15) [.]
..... AN online prank spirals out of control in Unfriended, which takes the philosophical concept of a 'ghost in the machine' to the outlandish next level. Directed by Levan Gabriadze and written by Nelson Greaves, this sleek horror pits a group...
Villages in the Shelter of the Moors; SWAINBY, POTTO AND FACEBY: SIX MILES
Byline: Bob Woodhouse QUIET lanes and wellmarked pathways link attractive village settings on either side of the busy A172 south of Stokesley. Starting from the Church of the Holy Cross in the centre of Swainby we walk in a northerly direction...
We're Odd Ones out Everywhere; with Their Ninth Album Signalling a Return to Form, Belle and Sebastian Frontman Stuart Murdoch Is Feeling Particularly Content. He Chats to ANDY WELCH Ahead of the Band's UK Tour
Byline: ANDY WELCH STUART MURDOCH is packing for America. He is, understandably, very excited to be taking a clutch of new songs and a new live show over there. And then there's the reception he and the rest of the band he fronts, Belle And Sebastian,...
Wilton Handling Base for Potash Bid Wins Approval
Byline: Kelley Price Business Reporter kelley.price@trinitymirror.com PLANS to build a large potash mine and Teesside processing plant with the potential to create thousands of jobs have moved another step forward. The York Potash project's material...
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