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 June 24, 2016

8great Activities for This Weekend
THE weekend is on its way - looking for some fun things to do? There's plenty going on in and around Teesside, here are just a few of the highlights. 1 ON yer bikes! Stockton Cycling Festival pedals its way around Teesside this weekend with events...
All on a Plate for Steve Rogers? / Trainer Roger Varian
STEVE Rogers can prove the punters' hero by landing the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle. Roger Varian's charge has plenty of amends to make to his supporters after letting them down badly in the Chester Cup back in May, but he can...
Also Showing Box Office Top Ten
Byline: film reviews With Damon Smith ELVIS & NIXON (15) HHH HH ON DECEMBER 21, 1970, singer Elvis Presley arrived unannounced at the gates of the White House in full regalia with a rambling correspondence for US President Richard Nixon. ...
A Victim of Violence Every 47 Minutes, Figures Show
Byline: Ian Johnson Reporter ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com A VIOLENT crime is committed against a Teessider every 47 minutes. The average figure comes as annual police figures reveal a huge rise in rape, sex crimes and violence across the region....
Best of the Box
GLASTONBURY 2016 BBC2, 10.00pm Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens, Gemma Cairney and Martin Dougan report on events at the world-famous music event. The programme includes an acoustic performance in the studio, a short film from...
CARL GILLESPIE; the Politics of Choice Hot News about Chilli
BY the time you read this we will probably know what the UK decided in the "Should I stay or should I go?" vote on the EU. For some it's a great question, - raising a range of even greater possibilities - while, for others, they'll have been wondering,...
Cough? Is It Just A
IMAGINE your nose being blocked, and only being able to breathe through a straw. That's what the breathlessness caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can feel like. COPD, as it's also known, is an umbrella term used to describe a number...
Court in Brief
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on June 10 were: Daniel Plaice, 37, of Holme House Road, Stockton, given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS100 for assault. Robert Anthony Ashcroft, 30, of Blackbush...
Dance Festival Goes Sub-Aqua; . Billingham International Folklore Festival
ASPECTACULAR underwater dance show commissioned for the London Olympics is heading for Teesside. Synchronised, performed by the Balbir Singh Dance Company, will form part of the line-up at this year's Billingham International Folklore Festival....
Get a Grip, Warns Judge as He Jails Drug-Dealing Dad
Byline: Gareth Lightfoot Court Reporter gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com A DOPE-SMOKING dad has been told by a judge he could be "following a little coffin" if he continues his drugs lifestyle. Stephen Manning, who dealt temazepam to buy cannabis,...
Harrison Set to Come in for Injured Haskell; RUGBY UNION
ENGLAND are set to name Teimana Harrison in their back row for Saturday's final Test against Australia at Allianz Stadium. Harrison is poised to replace James Haskell after the Wasps flanker sustained a foot injury in the series-clinching victory...
I'm a Big Boro Fan and I Can't Find a Shirt to Fit Either; Barry 'Disgusted' That Club Helps a TV Star but Not Ordinary Supporters
Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com A BIG Boro fan has asked why his favourite club can't provide him with a bigger shirt. Boro grandad Barry Evison said he was hugely disappointed when told by the MFC Official Club Shop...
'Inadequates' Spared Prison
Byline: David Huntley Reporter david.huntley@trinitymirror.com TWO burglars who broke into a woman's house to steal a Tupperware box that contained batteries and tape have escaped jail. Rodney Thompson, 42, and Kelly Daley, 31, left the victim...
IN or OUT? Thefuturein Ourhands as Referendum Reaches a Conclusion
Byline: Ian McNeal news@gazettemedia.co.uk TEESSIDERS were today waking up to find out whether the UK had voted to stay or leave the European Union. Thousands of Teessiders cast their ballot at polling stations across our area yesterday. The...
Italy Scores with a New Fullback
Byline: Stewart Smith FIAT Professional, the commercial vehicle arm of the Italian manufacturer, has a completely revised range of vehicles on offer, including the allnew Fullback pick-up and Talento, Fiorino and Euro 6 versions of the Doblo and...
I Will Come Back Fresher from Rest Says Rooney; EURO 2016
WAYNE Rooney believes he will be fresher for England's last 16 clash against Iceland thanks to Roy Hodgson's controversial squad rotation at Euro 2016. Hodgson made six changes for the final Group B clash against Slovakia, including a rest for his...
Just How Bad Were We the Last Season of Relegation?
Byline: Anthony Vickers Sports writer anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com IT seems like a lifetime ago since Boro were last in the Premier League and given the ignominious ending it is no surprise if people have tried actively to forget it. But...
Kia Estate Makes Driving a Pleasure
Byline: Steve Orme THE Queen's speech, not the one where she said thanks for the birthday doilies and thoughtful flowers but the policy stand-up she does not actually write, promised a glowing future of autonomous cars. It seems you cannot stand...
Kynren Set to Dazzle Audiences with Tales of History; ? KYNREN, AUCKLAND CASTLE, BISHOP AUCKLAND
| Action from, Kynren in the shadow of Auckland Castle BILLED as "the UK's most spectacular open air live action night" Kynren is set to dazzle North-east audiences young and old from July 2. But what exactly is it - and where can you find tickets?...
Man Th-Inks Up a Solution to 'Pencilgate' for Voters
THE use of pencils in polling stations at today's EU referendum seems to have created a right pen and ink. Conspiracy theorists took to the internet, warning people to take their own pens when they vote rather than rely on the pencils most stations...
Marske Sitting Pretty as They Prepare for a Rest; Local Cricket
MARSKE go into their Byeweekend in fine form and sitting top of the ECB Premier League by 27 points. The start of this season has been a huge improvement on last season's fifth place finish and this has been shown by an outstanding record of losing...
MGGSISA Lot for Less
Byline: Ian Donaldson PULLING over to the kerb to ask directions (no map, no idea where we were) the helpful granny knew the way. She also spotted the new MG GS we were sitting in on the first drive of the company's first fresh model for years....
Murray Can Triumph at Wimbledon - McEnroe; TENNIS
JOHN McEnroe believes Wimbledon remains Andy Murray's best chance of bringing down Novak Djokovic and winning a third grand slam title. Murray has been denied two major victories already this year by Djokovic after losing to the Serb in both the...
Nearly 9 Years in Prison for Ex-Soldier Who Got Girl of 15 Drunk before Sex
Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com AN EX-SQUADDIE got a schoolgirl drunk then tried to ply her with relaxant gas before having sex with her. Shaun Johnston, who groomed the 15-year-old before having unprotected sex...
Not a Chance of Nautical Adventure
Byline: Dave Robson Senior Reporter dave.robson@trinitymirror.com ANY thoughts the Riverside Stadium may be getting another nautical lucky charm look to have been dashed. Throughout Boro's Championship campaign, the rusting hulk of oil and gas...
Nowt Flash but a Very Tasty Meal; This Week We're at THE FALCON in Hilton. Dave Robson Gives His Verdict
NAME AND ADDRESS: The Falcon at Hilton. TYPE OF FOOD: Fairly traditional range of home-cooked pub grub, with the occasional surprise thrown in. PRICE RANGE: Most mains come in three categories - PS8.50, PS10.95 or PS12.95, with smaller versions...
Nuthatch Raises a Glass to New Venture
A SECOND branch of Teesside cocktail bar The Nuthatch is to open. The popular Middlesbrough drinking spot will be opening in Stockton town centre's Wasp Nest Yard in September. The new bar will focus on high quality spirits, with more than 100...
Out on the Wild Moors
Byline: Bob Woodhouse AREAS of woodland and open expanses with fine views feature on this inland route between higher ground of Arden Great Moor and Hawnby Moor. Starting from the roadside parking area at Locker Low Wood beside Wheat Beck we...
Pizzeria Open Again after All-Clear Given
Byline: Mike Brown Reporter mike.brown@trinitymirror.com A TAKEAWAY which was closed due to a pest infestation has now reopened for business. Lorenzo Pizzeria in Cumberland Road, Linthorpe, was shut down last Tuesday after health officials found...
Pub Seeks New Boss as Alex Calls Time
Byline: Dave Robson Senior Reporter dave.robson@trinitymirror.com A POPULAR village pub is looking for a new boss after the current licensee reluctantly decided to move on. Alex Cook has run The Derry at Long Newton since summer 2015 after taking...
Sci-Fi Sequel Is Not out of This World; Independence Day: Resurgence (12a) Hhh Hh
Byline: film reviews With Damon Smith DURING the calm before the digital effects storm in Independence Day: Resurgence, Jeff Goldblum's quixotic scientist stares slack-jawed at an approaching alien mothership and gasps: "That's definitely bigger...
Sea of Pink as Hundreds Remember Lucy
Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter mike.blackburn@trinitymirror.com HUNDREDS of people came together for an emotional balloon release in memory of tragic crash teen Lucy Pinder. Among the devastated members of Lucy's family and close friends...
Sexy Swede's a Bargain Buy
Byline: Bruce Booth THERE'S no doubt Volvo's current compact V40 has given a whole list of hatchback competitors a massive headache since its 2012 launch. The sexy V40, a five-door, five-seater sibling to the highlysuccessful C30, was the Swedish...
Special Award to Commend Exporters' Commitment
Byline: Coreena Ford coreena.ford@trinitymirror.com ONE company will be singled out by judges at this year's North East Exporters' Awards for its outstanding contribution to North East success. Unlike other categories, this is one award that...
Spectacular Lesson in the History of Our Country; REVIEW: KYNREN, AUCKLAND CASTLE
Byline: Elaine Blackburne and family went to see the show at a preview evening I THOUGHT taking a sixyear-old to a show looking at the history of England would be a little challenging - how wrong I was. From the opening scenes he - along with...
Steph to Recruit an Army of Consumer Champions
BORO lass Steph McGovern is set to raise a consumer army as she joins the presenting line-up for the return of BBC One's Watchdog. The BBC business reporter will be hosting a brand new feature on BBC One's flagship consumer rights show which returns...
The Race Is on as Cycling Festival Rides into Town
Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com THE elite British Cycling National Road Championships are under way in Stockton. The race action will see the likes of former British and world champion Mark Cavendish, defending national...
Tributes Paid to Boulby Miner John - a 'Loving and Caring' Dad
Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com THE family of mine worker John Anderson, killed during his shift at Boulby in East Cleveland, have paid tribute to a "loyal and caring" man. John, who was known to family and friends...
Vicar Tells of His Sorrow at Lead Theft
Byline: Naomi Corrigan Reporter naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com A VICAR spoke of his disappointment after thieves ripped half a tonne of lead from one of Teesside's landmark buildings. The lead was taken from the roof at the grade-one listed...
Wait Goes on for Family as Body Still Unidentified
Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com HUMAN remains which were discovered in a Redcar field back in May have yet to be formally identified police have confirmed. Despite the grim discovery of the remains in a farmer's field...
We Had a Lucky Escape Admits Buttler; ENGLAND CRICKET
JOS Buttler admits England "got out of jail" in the tied opening match at Trent Bridge - but they will continue their adventurous approach for the remainder of the Royal London Series against Sri Lanka. Buttler and Chris Woakes both came to England's...
What Is the Realistic Focus of Aitor's Ambitions for the Premier League? What Is the Realistic Focus of Aitor's Ambitions for the Premier League?
Byline: Dominic Shaw Sports writer dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com AITOR Karanka won't be the only one who would settle for a 17th place finish next season. While there's a lot to be said for aiming high and targeting a higher finish in the Premier...
When Austin Shook the Jellymould
Byline: Ian Johnson AT the end of the 1940s Britain was shaking with excitement over some of the sweeping jellymould car styles that were emerging. Tired of the traditional boxy styles and black paintwork that were the hallmark of the war years,...
Why Do Crowds Turn Violent?
Byline: mind over matter WITH DR ELLIE MILBY WITH the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 well under way there have been disturbing reports of outbreaks of violence between rival fans. The question of why violence breaks out among crowds has...
Yorkshire Hang on for a Hard-Fought Draw; COUNTY CRICKET
ON a pitch which became increasingly docile, Yorkshire hung on for a draw on 238 for five after being set a target of 357 in a minimum of 81 overs by Durham in the Specsavers County Championship match at Chester-le-Street. Jack Leaning and Tim Bresnan...
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