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 April 3, 2017

An Opportunity to Be Seized
IAIN SIM, chief executive of housing provider Coast & Country, said there needs to be a widereaching strategy as the region embraces devolution. "The Tees Valley's devolution deal is a credible opportunity to improve the lives of people in our...
A Side in Real Danger of Fading Away Unnoticed
Byline: Anthony Vickers The Big Picture SUPER Sunday? Snoozy Sunday. Even Sky's hyperbole machine had sold the survival six-pointer as "the worst defence in the league against the worst attack." God knows what the neutrals thought as a game billed...
BIM Research Helps Company Double Turnover
A TEESSIDE University research partnership which has helped a North East company double its revenue has been rated 'Outstanding' - the highest rating possible. Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers Ltd is expected to turn over an extra...
Bitter Row over Grave Momentos
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A ROW has broken out after volunteers had personal mementos removed from graves in the churchyard they've looked after for years. In 2011, the Friends of St Germain's group was...
Bradley Will Lead Cats on Teesside; YOUNGSTER'S DERBY DATE
Byline: IAN MCNEAL newsdesk@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette BRADLEY LOWERY is set to lead out his beloved Sunderland once again before their away clash with Middlesbrough. The brave five-year-old from Blackhall Colliery was diagnosed with neuroblastoma...
Clement Happy to Have Taken a Point; Opposition Reaction
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com @JonathonTaylor1 PAUL CLEMENT says Swansea would not have deserved to end on the losing side had Rudy Gestede's late header nestled in the net. The 45-year-old who has seen his side pick...
College Has a Big Role in Devolution; Zoe Lewis, Principal and Chief Executive of Middlesbrough College, Looks at What Devolution Could Bring to Tees Valley Skills
DEVOLUTION is a huge opportunity for the Tees Valley to reconfigure its skills provision for the benefit of employers and the workforce. The new mayor will lead the charge to bring new jobs and investment to the area - and build on the Tees Valley...
Control over Our Own Destiny
STEVE GRANT (above) managing director of TTE Technical Training Group, said: "Teesside has always defied the expectations of those from outside the area, and devolution presents another opportunity for our politicians, businesses and communities to...
Craig's Record Effort May Not Be Enough
Byline: RAY SIMPSON HOTSHOT Craig Hutchinson smashed Billingham Town's goalscoring record when he scored twice in their 3-1 away win at Alnwick on Saturday. Hutchinson has been unstoppable this season, and his ratio of more than a goal per game...
Crowds Fly Flag during Protest March
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JimmyMCain A PATRIOTIC protest took place to oppose a property mogul's "order" to remove the Union Flag from outside a popular veterans' bar. The Don War Memorial Bar on Calverts Lane, Stockton,...
Cycling Spectacle Was Enjoyed by All; FIRST KLONDIKE GP A HUGE SUCCESS
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley LARGE crowds gathered in the sunshine to welcome riders for the successful first Klondike GP bike race through East Cleveland. Elite cyclists raced through towns and villages,...
Devolution Can Bring Real Benefits to the Region
THE prospect of a Tees Valley mayor is truly exciting for the region. It brings an enormous opportunity to unite the area to move forward on major projects with a united simple message. It is too easy for all of us, in whatever type of work we...
Emily Encourages Other Women to Think Welding
A FEMALE welder at Caterpillar's North East factory has told other young women to consider careers in her trade. Emily Smith, 23, is in the final year of a Level 3 Welding and Fabrication apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College, and works on the...
Eyerything Hinges on Foxes Clash, Says Moyes
DAVID MOYES admits tomorrow's clash with Leicester is now a must-win game for Sunderland. The Black Cats remain rooted to the foot of the table following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Watford. Next up is a trip to the rejuvenated champions, who have...
Family 'Humbled' by Cancer Support
Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @Ian_JohnsonGaz THE family of Mark Shannon say they are "overwhelmed" after PS11,000 was raised in eleven days to help his cancer battle. But fundraising for the 52-year-old isn't over as he...
Fire-Hit School Open as Usual
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JimmyMCain PUPILS at a fire-damaged school have been reassured they will be taught as normal despite building closures continuing into next week. Pennyman Primary Academy in Middlesbrough was closed...
Firm Reaps Benefit of University Partnership
BILLINGHAM-BASED NYMAS is being helped to become more efficient and improve its design processes thanks to a partnership with Teesside University. NYMAS manufactures bathroom and toilet equipment for elderly and disabled people for customers including...
Friends Brave Waters for Alex and Harry
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JimmyMCain FRIENDS of two tragic teenagers whose bodies were found at the bottom of cliffs in Saltburn have braved a dip in the North Sea to raise money for funeral costs. "Best mates" Alex Yeoman...
Getting the Control We Have Always Deserved
TEESSIDE is finally on the brink of getting the power over its own future that it has always deserved. We left the others standing by realising the strength of working together for the good of the region and setting up a powerful combined authority...
Hat's Changed My Life, Says Little Rosie
Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1 IT may look a bit unusual but this headgear has proved life-changing for a special little girl. Eight-year-old Rosie Moss is blind in one eye and suffers from several medical conditions...
Hotel's Got All the Hall Marks of Quality
Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @laura_love87 A TEESSIDE hotel has been given one of the highest accolades available in the UK. s Gisborough Hall has received its best inspection to date and has been awarded the AA's four "Silver...
I'm Not Saying Cannabis Cures Cancer - but It Helped Deryn; ALISON PHILLIPS Talks to the Mum Who Took Drastic Action to Save the Life of Her Boy in 7 Billion
Byline: ALISON PHILLIPS CALLIE BLACKWELL woke once more expecting to find her son Deryn lying dead next to her. The pair were sleeping just yards apart in the hospice bedroom where Deryn had been sent to spend his final few days. He was in extraordinary...
Key Moments
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR BORO took home a battling point - but now have just nine games to save their Premier League season. Here's how the game panned out: A statement of intent off the bench All eyes were on the Boro teamsheet ahead of the game...
LIGHTBULB MOMENT; Now Is the Ideal Time to Compare Energy Prices, Says MARTIN LEWIS
IF you're one of the 60% of people on a standard tariff, including the big six energy firms, you're being ripped off. And that rip off is getting bigger, after huge price hike announcements, many are burning PS350/year. Yet it takes just five minutes...
Man with 376 Child Abuse Pics Keeps Freedom
A SHAME-FACED man caught with child abuse images was spared jail by a judge who did not believe he would act out his fantasies. Richard Saunders' home was searched and forensic examination revealed indecent pictures of children on a hard drive and...
No Closure over Death, Says Widow
Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN naomi.corrigan@trinitymirror.com @NaomiCorrigan A GRIEVING widow has told of her desperation to leave the home where her mentally ill husband stabbed himself to death. Andrew Fleming died on the day he was discharged from...
Offer of Replacement for Broken Machine Turned into a Total Headache
MY four year old Beko washing machine had smoke coming from it about six weeks ago. I reported the fault to Beko immediately. Beko sent an engineer, who said it needed a new drum. He came back with one but it was damaged. The same happened to the...
Outstanding Result for Research Project
A RESEARCH project between Teesside University and a North East business has been rated at the highest possible standard. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with PSI Global has been given a grade of Outstanding for its research into how advanced...
Public Notices
REDCAR & CLEVELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICE OF A DEFINITIVE MAP MODIFICATION ORDER SECTION 53 WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 THE DEFINITIVE MAP & STATEMENT FOR THE BOROUGH OF REDCAR & CLEVELAND (EXCLUDING THE NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL...
Quixote the Hero at Southwell
QUIXOTE has yet to really put his best foot forward in Britain, but all that can change with victory in the sunbets.co.uk Handicap at Southwell. The German-bred seven-year-old has plied his trade in Europe in previous years, winning a Listed event...
Refund Needed for TV That Didn't Move with the Times
Byline: dean dunham READER Dave Lee contacted me this week regarding a dispute he was having about his Samsung Smart television. Dave purchased the television in 2014 for PS549 and at the time was drawn to part of the description which said: Your...
Sky Blues Delight at Trophy Win
MARK ROBINS felt Coventry proved they are still 'alive and kicking' after their Wembley triumph over Oxford. Goals from Gael Bigirimana and George Thomas helped troubled City secure a 2-1 victory and lift the Checkatrade Trophy in front of a 74,434...
Soccer Legend Who Was One Call Away from Becoming a Millionaire Outcast
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro WILF MANNION was one phone call away from becoming an international football pariah but a very, very rich one. The Golden Boy was on the verge of walking out on Boro to...
Something Is Afoot. He's Got His Slippers On!
Byline: Dr Anya Heywood WHEN I think of gout, I think of the cartoons of my childhood of a grumpy old rich man in a tweed jacket. He'd be sitting by the fire with his foot up on a stool sporting an enormously heavily bandaged toe. He'd have...
Sport on the Box
Big race tops busy weekend THE Grand National and golf's The Masters are among the major events competing for attention on a packed weekend of sport. The big horse race on Saturday climaxes three days of top action from Aintree, while golf's top...
Studying the Hills before Vandals Strike; PROJECT TO RECORD AREA'S PREHISTORIC ARTEFACTS
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A PROJECT is under way to catalogue the Eston Hills' history before time - and vandalism - takes its toll. "Ice and Fire" is a Teesside Archaeological Society community project...
The Beautiful People
Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @laura_love87 IT SEEMS that Teesside is awash with hair and beauty talent. At the recent English Hair and Beauty Awards in Manchester, a host of local businesses were recognised for their contribution...
The Blueprint for Future Relationships
Byline: mind over matter WITH DR ELLIE MILBY RELATIONSHIPS can be complicated at the best of times. Most of us need to feel connected to others in order to have meaningful and fulfilling lives and yet many people struggle to maintain healthy relationships....
The Future Is in Our Hands
THE five local authorities across Tees Valley have worked hard at bringing about devolution, setting aside any differences and working for the greater good of the sub-region. They have a great track record in collaboration and making things happen,...
The Power to Deliver
KIRSTEN DONKIN, below, at PD Ports said the concept of devolution for the Tees Valley was a positive move "if handled by the right pair of hands". She said: "The devolution deal has now been agreed and we should welcome this opportunity to shape...
This Place Used to Be a Huge Hit with Families; STEWART PARK CONSERVATORY
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD joanne.welford@trinitymirror.com @joannewelford QUESTION: Where could you find a large banana tree and several exotic cacti growing right here on Teesside? Well, our weather isn't exactly known to be tropical at the best of...
We'll Be Ready for the Tigers Agnew; Match Reaction Close Range
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ STEVE AGNEW says his players won't have problem lifting themselves for Wednesday's massive match at Hull City. Middlesbrough were unable to win at the Liberty Stadium...
Woman, 95, Saved from Floods in Barrow; 'I Thought My Time Was Up' as Lightning Struck Street
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JimmyMCain A PENSIONER was rescued in a wheelbarrow while a lightning strike caused a gas leak in the storm which battered Teesside on Saturday. The deluge of rain and hail caused homes and businesses...
Yet Another Day of Frustration for Boro
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ TWO minutes into stoppage time at the Liberty Stadium, Middlesbrough had a glorious to snatch a critical victory. Alvaro Negredo, on the right side of the penalty area,...
Yorks Are out for Revenge
MAKE no bones about it, Yorkshire want their crown back. The White Rose county's players and coaches have readily admitted throughout the winter - with Alex Lees being the latest last week - that they did not deserve to win last season's Specsavers...
Your Horoscope
With Venus in Pisces, your plans could become exciting realities. It's agonising watching others in slow motion, with too much time on their hands. All you can do is wait for instructions. Beyond that, nothing. A bit of affection from someone hot won't...
YOUR VIEW; Joe Michna, Manager - Citizens Advice Hartlepool, on Settlement Agreements and Employment Disputes
Q. What is a settlement agreement? A. A settlement agreement (formerly known as compromise agreements), is a written agreement between an employer and an employee. It normally gives an employer a right to a stated level of compensation. In return the...
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