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 30, 2017

3 Years and We Still Expect Codie to Walk in - She'll Always Be with Us
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley THE family of a young soldier who tragically died in a car accident have said her spirit "lives on" in all of them. Codie Richardson, from Norton, was only 20 when the car she...
5 THINGS TODO This Week
HISTORY At the Heart of the Museum THERE'S a new exhibition at Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe, celebrating its 200 dedicated volunteers and the job they do bringing the attraction to life. At the Heart of the Museum is free with museum entry and...
8 Simple Ways to Get out of Debt; AS PERSONAL DEBT HITS A NEW HIGH AND INTEREST RATES LOOK SET TO RISE, TRICIA PHILLIPS FINDS
Byline: TRICIA PHILLIPS WE NOW owe a record PS1.5trillion in debt - and that's before we take into account the spending on plastic over Christmas. Repayments are affordable now - but inflation is rising, pushing up the cost of everyday essentials,...
A Local Sim Card May Be the Best Way to Cut Roaming Charges
IN ASSO I HAD to go, at short notice, last August to Australia to take care of elderly relatives. I set up a mobile roaming service with Virgin Media. I received messages to say it was working, by text in both Singapore and on arrival in Brisbane....
'A Replay Would Have Meant So Much to Us'
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE ACCRINGTON boss John Coleman was proud of his side's display at the Riverside but couldn't hide his disappointment at missing out on the cash boost of a replay at the Crown Ground....
Brand Re:Birth at Town Hall
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ RUSSELL Brand will be one of the first big names to appear at the revamped Middlesbrough Town Hall when it reopens after a multimillion pound development. The comedy big-hitter will be...
Bumrah and Umpire Thwart England Team
A combination of brilliant death bowling and risible umpiring saw India level the Twenty20 series against England and set up a winner-takes-all clash in Bangalore. England needed just eight runs off the final over in Nagpur to seal the match - and...
Cailin to Cut Loose at Wolverhampton
COILLTE CAILIN has what it takes to pocket a nice prize at Wolverhampton. David O'Meara's filly is a fine animal on the all-weather, but she does need things to go her way once the traps rip open. The daughter of Oratorio is a textbook hold-up...
Conmen's Mile-High Card Scam
Geoffrey Dunn CREDIT card conmen carried out a 36,000ft fraud by exploiting a banking loophole on board planes. High-flying fraudsters Peter Jackson, from Stockton, and Geoffrey Dunn, from Saltburn, stocked up on duty free goods while on cheap flights,...
Deaths
REEVE JAMES ( Jim ) Peacefully on January 21st in Middlesbrough Grange Care Home Jim, aged 98 years. Beloved husband of the late Annie, loving dad of Bernard, Terry, Julie, Hazel and Anthony and a sadly missed grandad and great grandad. Funeral service...
Deaths[.]
BENNISON ROSE (nee Fenwick) Peacefully at The Gables Nursing Home on 21st January 2017, aged 77 years. Dearly beloved wife of Sid, cherished mam of Tracey and Philip. Dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Alison, loving nana of Kaydee, Victoria and Jessica....
Downing Gives Boss Food for Thought
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR AITOR Karanka has hinted Stewart Downing may have played his way into Boro's starting line-up against West Brom tomorrow night. But after his side's 1-0 FA Cup win over Accrington Stanley, Karanka warned some players are...
Downing's Display Was a Throwback to Start of Season; Three Things We Learned
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW PHEW - courtesy of Stew. Just when minds were starting to wander to the growing possibility of a winter night in Accrington, Downing came up with the thunderbolt that booked Boro's spot in the last 16 and may have just got the...
Draw's Not a Disaster Says Town Manager
Byline: RAY SIMPSON STOCKTON Town manager Micky Dunwell said that drawing with Hebburn wasn't a disaster after their 10-game winning run came to an end on Saturday. Town, who had won every league game since the start of November, needed a Tony...
Family Home Raided as Mum Gave Birth
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 THIEVES raided a family home and stole children's savings while their mum was in hospital giving birth. The parents, who didn't wish to be named, have been left distraught after...
Federer Hints at Glorious Swansong
EVEN Roger Federer did not imagine he could win this year's Australian Open, and Federer is not a man short on selfconfidence. Time finally appeared to have caught up with the ageless wonder of tennis. On his 35th birthday, Federer was at home...
Friends Come Together in Paula's Memory
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 A COMMUNITY laced up their trainers and tested out their stamina to celebrate the life of a much-loved cancer victim. Friends and family of determined Paula Hewitt came together...
Get the Best Deals If You Are Booking a Holiday
Byline: MARTIN LEWIS IT'S cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period. However, with the pound low against the dollar and the euro, this year it's likely to be a challenge to get decent prices on hotels,...
'He Could Have Been Stopped 25 Years Ago' PREDATOR DUNN HAS 'BLACK SOUL' SAYS HIS BROTHER
PAEDOPHILE Michael Dunn could have been caught 25 years ago if the authorities had listened to warnings about him, his brother has said. A court heard the Redcar abuser hid a 14-year-old girl in a "hidey hole" behind his fridge to prevent police...
How Will Your MP Vote on Brexit?
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ MOST Teessiders want it - but MPs will have the final say before we leave the EU. More than 65% of those who voted in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool in...
'I Don't Know Who's Coming or Who's Leaving' - Aitor; BORO BOSS'S FRUSTRATING WEEKEND IN SEARCH OF RECRUITS
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com @JonathonTaylor1 AITOR Karanka insists his sole focus is on tomorrow's Premier League game against West Brom despite enduring a frustrating weekend in his search for attacking recruits. ...
Impressive Fabio Wins the Plaudits
Byline: ADAM STEEL SUPER goal scorer Stewart Downing may have dominated the headlines, but Middlesbrough's Brazilian defender Fabio da Silva also received a congratulating slap on the back for an impressive performance in the FA Cup win over Accrington....
Inspirational Mum Becky Gives Birth to Healthy Boy Three Years after the Tragedy of Losing Baby
Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1 A NEONATAL nurse who experienced her the tragedy of losing her baby girl has welcomed a new addition to the family. Becky Taylor, 34, lost daughter Anabelle in 2014 to a rare congenital...
I Truly Feared I Would Never Sing Again; Donny Osmond Won Millions of Fans as a Teenager with His Hit Puppy Love and Has Reinvented Himself over the Years to Ensure Lasting Success. He Tells GABRIELLE FAGAN How He's Avoided the Perils of Showbusiness
'I'M A survivor and I've got the scars to prove it," declares Donny Osmond with feeling, and rightly so; the former teenage heart-throb and singer has had huge success, career slumps and hardwon comebacks over the years. By the time he was 30, the...
Jeff's Back on March for Men
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley TELEVISION presenter Jeff Stelling will once again pass through Teesside as he prepares to lace up his walking boots in another unbelievable walking challenge. The long-standing...
Key Moments
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR George Friend goes down with an injury in the third minute BORO booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round for the second time in three seasons - but their afternoon was far from ideal. Here's how the game panned out....
Kids Need to Know They Can't Carry Blades; MUM CALLS FOR HARSHER PENALTIES FOR KNIFE CRIMES
Byline: KIERAN SOUTHERN news@gazettemedia.co.uk @EveningGazette A CAMPAIGNER has called for tougher sentences for people carrying knives after the number of North-east children caught with blades increased. Shocking figures revealed 157 children...
Let's Band Together to End Agony of Childhood Cancers; CHILDREN'S CANCER IS BEING HIGHLIGHTED AS PART OF WORLD CANCER DAY. MARION MCMULLEN REPORTS the New Unity Bands
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN T is the moment every parent fears... hearing the devastating news that your child has cancer. International singing star Michael Buble promptly cancelled his concerts and announced he was putting his career on hold last...
Man Threatened to Burn Down House
A MAN who threatened to burn down a cashier's home unless she handed over hundreds of pounds of cash has been jailed for three years. There were two women cashiers on duty in the Coral's betting office in Stockton when Mark Duffie, 32, entered at...
Matchwinner Downing 'Is Just Fab'
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ MIDDLESBROUGH'S FA Cup matchwinner Stewart Downing is a "fantastic player" according to teammate Fabio da Silva. It took a superb strike from Downing to settle a tight,...
McConville Rues Missed Chance to Force Draw
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE ACCRINGTON Stanley midfielder Sean McConville, above, admitted he missed a great chance to earn his team a lucrative replay against Middlesbrough. Boro were leading an edgy game 1-0 through a stunning Stewart Downing...
No Cup Classic, but Boro Go Marching on; Boro 1 Accrington Stanley 0
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ IAN MCINTYRE AND Boro go marching on. Saturday's fourth round tie wasn't exactly a cup classic. In fact, it was in large parts a scrappy encounter lacking quality...
Perhaps Apartments Are the Answer for CNE
IT was interesting to read of the plan for a "swanky" top-floor restaurant and first-floor bowling alley, together with a ground-floor restaurant, for Middlesbrough Centre North East. Whether another two eating places are necessary, in view of the...
Player Ratings
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS A SIZZLING shot by Stewart Downing sealed victory and top marks after a low thrills, functional game that won't take up much space on the end of season DVD. But it wasn't just the angled sweet spot strike that made Downing...
PS2m to Boost Town Centre
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 A CASH injection of PS2m is set to revitalise and regenerate facilities in a Teesside town. Stockton has been picked as one of 10 'run-down' UK conservation areas to receive the...
Purse Thief Caught on CCTV Is Jailed
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 A THIEF caught on CCTV as he stole an elderly woman's purse in a supermarket has been jailed. Brian Douglas Kerr, 54, was caught dipping his hand into his victim's bag while she...
Scales of Justice
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on January 13 were: Michael Philip Matthew Bryson, 31, given a nine-month community order, disqualified from driving for 10 months and ordered to pay PS85 costs and PS85 charges for driving...
Skinny Sausages Spark Supermarket Rows
SHOPPERS are arguing in the aisles as a new low-fat sausage takes the dieting world by storm. The Porky Light sausages are just half a syn on the Slimming World food plan - compared with about five and a half for an average pork sausage. Those...
Sport on the Box
out to Chelsea contest that could help to decide the title. LIVERPOOL entertain Chelsea in a crunch Premier League clash tomorrow. Manchester City are also on the box twice this week, while there plenty of Championship action from Wednesday onwards,...
Sutton Star in Weekend of Cup Upsets
SUTTON made FA Cup history by capping a weekend of upsets with victory over Championship promotion-chasers Leeds. Paul Doswell's side join Lincoln in the fifth round - the first time since the formation of the Football League that two non-league...
The Comeback Kids - a Tale of Three Prodigals
Byline: Anthony Vickers The Big Picture ROUGH, gruff and hard as nails - but even the most hard bitten of fans are suckers for a sentimental moment. So the tense sub-plots from smarting supporters stung by the Boro boss's barbs, and the fall-out...
The Man Who Is Building a City; MIKE HUGHES Meets ROB EARNSHAW, the Man Tasked with Uniting and Focussing the Vast Digital Potential of Teesside
Byline: MIKE HUGHES meets ROB EARNSHAW THE name is its own description. Digital City suggests a widelyspread community that certainly lives in the same place, but is perhaps challenged to operate as a single machine rather than as individual...
THE TRUTH ABOUT US AND ALCOHOL Mind over Matter
Byline: WITH DR ELLIE MILBY IT'S often said "in vino veritas" or literally translated "in wine, truth". Many of us will be able to relate to this sentiment. Perhaps you've had one too many on a night out and woken up to feelings of regret about...
Time to Grab Yourself a Breath of Fresh Air
Byline: Dr Anya Heywood AT this time of the year, many of us have recent memory of a bad winter cough. We all know how exhausting it can be, feeling a bit short of puff and always wary of a bout of mid-sentence coughing. However if you or one...
Will the Law Back You If You Confront a Burglar?
IF you are confronted in your own home by an intruder, it would be a truly scary prospect. But what can you legally do if this frightening - but thankfully relatively rare - event happens? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has answered some key...
Worries Aired over Home Plans for Asylum Seekers
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley PLANS that could bring asylum seekers to an East Cleveland town have caused concerns among residents who say the area is unsuitable. People living in Loftus are set to debate...
YOUR VIEW; Joe Michna, Manager of Citizens' Advice, Hartlepool, Answers Your Questions about Bank Accounts
Q. What are the main bank accounts that are available ? A. There are different types of bank accounts that you can use for different reasons. The main types of account are: | Current accounts | | Savings accounts | | Basic bank accounts | | Post Office...
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