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 28, 2017

3008 SUV Is a Winner
THE annual What Car? awards turned out really well for Peugeot. That doesn't come as any surprise because Peugeot is a company that's producing a steady flow of new, hugely desirable models. One of the latest to arrive at the Simon Bailes Peugeot...
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Florence Pugh LADY MACBETH (15) HHHH H ADAPTED by scriptwriter Alice Birch from Nikolai Leskov's 19th-century Russian novella, Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk, this gripping tragedy resets the sex-fuelled skulduggery to Victorian England, where women are...
Attack on Park's Swans Is a Truly Disgusting One
WHAT is it coming to when a family of swans and their eggs are attacked, leaving the male swan dead and the female one seriously injured, and their eggs smashed? For what purpose? This was obviously done by mindless idiots (I could use stronger words...
A Walk That Definitely Should Not Be Outlawed! This Week BOB WOODHOUSE Visits STAINSACRE AND HAWSKER
A SERIES of fine coastal views are highlights on this route through gently rolling countryside to the south of Whitby. Starting from the layby on the west side of Stainsacre Lane (opposite the Business Park on the outskirts of Whitby) we walk in...
Back to His Groots; Peter Quill Learns More about His Family History in a Bigger and Better Sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (12A) HHHH H PRODIGAL sons with tortured family histories repeatedly emerge from the panels of comic books with superhero destinies. Double (voiced by Cooper). (voiced by Kal-El is driven to protect Metropolis by the...
Band Make Time to Park Up and Sound out Fans; INTIMATE GIG IS PLAYED AT RECORD STORE
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ GLASTONBURY, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds, Newcastle Arena, you name it, Maximo Park have played some of the biggest and best festivals and venues in the UK. But...
Catt Blames a Soft Goal and Lack of Quality
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW LEE Cattermole says Sunderland "dominated" against Boro at the Riverside on Wednesday night, bemoaning a soft goal and a lack of quality in the final third as the reason the visitors came up short. In what was Cattermole's...
Clash with Champs to Be 'A Good Test'
Byline: STEVE CLARKE A MOUTH-WATERING clash is expected at Windy Hill Lane tomorrow when Marske entertain reigning champions and early league leaders, Barnard Castle. Marske skipper Lee Hodgson said: "We have one team change from last week's...
Derby Win That Still Meant Something; Verdict
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ A DERBY to forget in a season to forget? It certainly wasn't a classic encounter. But the reaction of most of the Middlesbrough fans on the final whistle indicated the...
Does Agnew Use His Subs Imaginatively or Is He Simply Content with a Straight Swap of Players?
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro WHEN Alvaro Negredo was hooked he thumped the back of the dug-out chair in frustration. He was furious. And he wasn't the only one. The silky Spanish striker had been grafting...
Does Our Tech Obsession Make Us Miss out on Life?
Byline: Carl Gillespie MOST times I use my phone I'll pick it up, swipe my finger to open it, scroll through a few apps, and finally put it back in my pocket. Only to then realise I had only gotten my phone out in the first place to check the...
Don't Suffer in Silence, Urge Police as Prolific Sex Offender Is Captured Fled to Northern Ireland
Byline: KEANE DUNCAN keane.duncan@trinitymirror.com @keanedunk A PROLIFIC sex offender from Teesside who absconded from court has been arrested in Northern Ireland after a two-week man hunt. Nelson Burton, from Hillfield Close, Seamer, near Middlesbrough,...
Driving Force Behind BMW Success Story
THE BMW 1 Series has always been a hugely popular car for BMW. For many people it is their introduction to the BMW marque. For others, they like the hatchback style and convenience. As for What Car? They loved the BMW 1 Series M140i 3dr auto and...
Drowsy Man Made Dozy Decision to Fetch a Gun; AIR RIFLE WAS POINTED AT A MOTHER WITH HER CHILD
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT A DROWSY man reacted to being awoken from an afternoon nap by pointing an air rifle at a mum as she went to buy ice cream for her child. Jamie Hart, 26, broke the peace of a summer's day when he shouted and swore out...
Frustrating Start for Durham as Rain Sets In
DURHAM'S South Africa-born duo, Keaton Jennings and Michael Richardson, propelled them to 194 for two in the Royal London Cup tie at home to Derbyshire. But that was as far as it got as rain wiped out any chance of further play after it had been...
High Fives for Latest BMW Winner
WHEN it comes to an executive express, BMW has the market cornered with its 5 Series. It will have been an easy choice for the What Car? judges to name the BMW 5 Series as their Car of the Year because it really is that good. It's also worth pointing...
'I'm Stronger Than I Was for My First Tour'
Byline: ADAM STEEL adam.steel@trinitymirror.com @ADAMSTEELGAZ GREAT Ayton's Harry Tanfield says he is going into his second Tour de Yorkshire as a better rider than the one who claimed a top 10 stage finish in his race debut two years ago. Tanfield...
In Focus
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ IT was great to see Adam Clayton bounce back from a rare bad day at the office by setting up Boro's winner on Wednesday night. The popular midfielder endured a torrid...
It May Be a Stay of Execution but Let's Just Enjoy It
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW THE last time Boro completed a league double over Sunderland was back in the 2002/03 season. Steve McClaren's side finished a point behind Tottenham that term and two behind Manchester City. The picture is rather different...
Jobs to Be Created in PS3m Plan; Development 'Acceptable in Principle'
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A B&M store and garden centre might be springing up next to Tesco in South Bank creating scores of jobs in a PS3m investment. The plans, for the Trunk Road, west of Tesco Extra,...
Just How Could You Be So Evil? DISGUST AND HEARTBREAK AS DETAILS OF SWAN ATTACK REVEALED
Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @Ian_JohnsonGaz THE swan battered to death in Albert Park had only just found love again after the heartbreaking loss of his life partner. Park officials say the swan, killed by thugs in a cold...
Landlord Admits He Broke New Rules on Compulsory Licences; First Prosecution of Its Kind Causes Issues
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ A LANDLORD fined for not licensing 12 North Ormesby properties claimed in court he barely made any money on them. Middlesbrough Council introduced compulsory PS580 licences for those...
Many Reasons for Picking a Picanto
SMALL cars have to be big on everything these days and Kia's new baby Picanto is bursting onto the scene packed with plenty. With more and more motorists demanding a big car experience whatever they drive, bargain basement models are out. What's...
Mark May Be Filling Duty as Husband When Big Finale Airs; ACTOR TIGHT-LIPPED OVER FUTURE OF CHARACTER
Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @laura_love87 IT is one of the most talked about shows of the moment, but Teesside's own Mark Stobbart might not even be able to watch the finale of the show he stars in. The 39-year-old from Stockton...
Mazda2 Is Even More of a Supermini after Tweaks
IMPROVEMENTS in steering response and suspension settings and upgrades to interiors and additional equipment have been introduced to the Mazda2 supermini range for 2017, plus two new models, the GT and GT Sport. All models, which go on sale on June...
Mum's Death 'Not Suspicious'
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JIMMYMCAIN A PENSIONER arrested on suspicion of murdering a Hemlington mum has been released without charge as police say they are no longer treating her death as suspicious. Deborah Wilkinson...
New Venue Enjoying Big Nights; 'FANTASTIC FIRST WEEKEND'
IF you are heading out this bank holiday weekend, Teesside's newest nightspot might be on your list. Soho at Centre North East opened earlier this month, and thousands of people have since enjoyed a night out there. So how's it been going down...
Part of Boy's Ear Bitten off by Dog; DOG Attack Horror, Long Service Recognition, Sale of Smith's Dock and a Play-Off Position Sealed by Boro - Here's a Look at the News from This Week in 1987
BRAVE little Paul Saunders told of his agony when an Alsatian bit off the top of his ear. From his hospital bed, the fiveyear-old told how happy games in a sunny garden ended in horror. Paul was playing in his uncle's garden, in Evesham Raod,...
Please Don't Suffer in Silence over Stalking; POLICE MESSAGE TO HARASSMENT VICTIMS
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 VICTIMS of stalking and harassment are being urged to come forward as part of a national week of awareness. It comes as Cleveland Police revealed it has dealt with 106 reported...
Put Hands Up IN Your Pockets If You Want Good UK Education; ELECTION MUST START ERA OF SPENDING
IF the UK is serious about providing a good education for the nation's children then it must be willing to pay for it, headteachers have warned. The General Election will be a "tipping point", the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said,...
Quirky, Friendly and Well Worth a Visit; THIS WEEK WE ARE AT MATTEO'S IN SEATON CAREW. ELAINE BLACKBURNE GIVES HER VERDICT
Name and address: Matteo's, The Front, Seaton Carew, 01429 275999 Type of food: Italian Price range: Loads of specials starting at the early bird two course for PS4.95 to its main menu which ranges from pizza/pasta options at PS6.96 to steaks such...
Saving a Life by Risking Theirs. Officers Praised; Police Waded Deep into Sea in Rescue Effort
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley THREE police constables have been praised for their valiant efforts to save a woman who walked into the sea in an attempt to take her own life. PCs Leigh Stevens, Kelly Daniel...
Sea of Plastic Blighting Beautiful Beach; VOLUNTEERS' BATTLE TO KEEP TIDE OF LITTER AT BAY
Byline: KEANE DUNCAN keane.duncan@trinitymirror.com @keanedunk VOLUNTEERS are facing a battle against the tide to keep a Teesside beach clear of plastic. Redcar was named this week among the best free days out in the country as part of a list...
Sex Abuse Victim Is Cleared of Murder Jury Directed Due to; Jury Directed to Convict of Manslaughter Due to Diminished Responsibility
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com @GazetteCourt A SEXUAL abuse victim who attacked and killed his childhood tormentor was cleared of murder as psychiatrists agreed he had "diminished responsibility". Kevin Caddick, 36,...
Stockton Aiming to Make It a Double
Byline: RAY SIMPSON STOCKTON Town manager Micky Dunwell says that his team "loves cup finals" as they prepare for their Ernest Armstrong Cup final against Northallerton on Saturday at Billingham Town. Stockton are going for a Second Division...
Sugar Passes My Lips Even without Me Knowing It Sometimes; Presenter Alison Hammond Tells KEELEY BOLGER about Her Positive Approach to Health and Motherhood, Her Diet Difficulties and Why She Would Never Appear on Big Brother Again
Byline: KEELEY BOLGER ALISON HAMMOND is uncharacteristically coy. After announcing her split from fiance Jamie Savage a few months ago, the 42-year-old This Morning regular giggles when she reveals that things have taken an unexpected turn. "We're...
Tastes of the World Come to Boro Market; ORANGE PIP
Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @Laura_Love87 RANGE Pip fans can take their tastebuds on a journey across the globe this weekend. OThe artisan market is back on Saturday - and there's plenty to look forward to. As well the...
Tees Firms Triumph in Business Awards
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@trinitymirror.com @KelleyPrice_gaz A CLUTCH of Teesside firms triumphed at the North East Business Awards 2017. Cleveland LGV Training and Transport, Double Eleven, Ithica Films and charity Daisy Chain all scooped...
Theatre Set for Its Summer Season
DRAMA, music and plenty of family fun - what more could you ask from a summer season on the stage? Middlesbrough Theatre has announced its summer programme and there's lots to see this season for show lovers of all kinds including the smallest members...
The Original Bananarama Are Back
Byline: JOANNE WELFORD joanne.welford@trinitymirror.com @joannewelford BANANARAMA are back to their original line-up - and tickets for their only North-east date are set to go on sale tomorrow. Teesside fans can see the girl group that defined...
There's No Need to Be Afraid of Cancer, as Mark's Life Has Shown; Widow's Emotional Tribute to Ever-Positive Husband
Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @Ian_JohnsonGaz HOURS before he died, Mark Shannon was sitting in the family home watching his children Lewis and Alice play in the garden. Like the rest of the three years he had spent fighting...
Thief 'Nearly Blew Up' Centre for Disabled
Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @Ian_JohnsonGaz FOR 50 years, the Teesside Ability Support Centre has helped adults with learning difficulties. But on Wednesday night, someone seemingly tried to blow the place up. Police...
TV Offers for Mum after Ghost Claims
Byline: IAN JOHNSON ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @Ian_JohnsonGaz THE Teesside mum who claimed a vortex opened up above her son's Thomas the Tank Engine bed claims she's been asked to go on TV's Judge Rinder. Producers apparently asked Kirsty...
Up to 70 Steel Jobs Are Facing the Axe
Byline: IAN MCNEAL newsdesk@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette BRITISH Steel is to cut up to 70 jobs locally under cost saving plans. The company yesterday unveiled the proposals for its special profiles business, covering Skinningrove in East...
Weekend Fixtures
SATURDAY Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League Premier Division: Darlington v Richmondshire, Great Ayton v Hartlepool, Marske v Barnard Castle, Middlesbrough v Seaton Carew, Norton v Marton, Stokesley v Guisborough. Division One: Billingham...
We Owed Our Supporters That Victory
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro ADAM Forshaw says Boro owed Wednesday's derby victory over Sunderland to the Riverside faithful. But he warns Boro will have to up their game if they are to use that win...
You Can Do with a Kangoo
ONE of the favourite vehicles for conversion into wheelchair-friendly transport for those with disabilities was the Renault Kangoo - a smaller MPV with the same name as the van on which it was based. To make that conversion you need a big interior,...
Your Horoscope With
Byline: Justin Toper CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 The working week will close on a significant note. This is the perfect time to seek out those in positions of authority, or in high places. Also, you may do a bit of...
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