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 August 17, 2017

A Cosy Cottage with Lots of Light
A MODERN cottage offers the perfect home for a small family. The open-plan downstairs is flooded with light giving a spacious feel despite this being a cosy home. And children will love the playground that is the garden. Designed especially...
Add Movie Magic to Your Days out; GOING OUT There Are Plenty of Places to Visit with a Link to the Big Screen. and the Small Screen Too
WITH their cobbled streets, rolling hills and Tudor mansions, plenty of places in the care of the National Trust have provided the backdrops to countless films and TV shows. Harvey Edgington, head of filming and locations at the National Trust,...
A New Eden; One Man's Dream Has Brought a Taste of Paradise to a Corner of Ireland
Byline: With Diarmuid Gavin There's a new Eden just down the road from me - Jimi Blake's Hunting Brook in County Wicklow. The beauty of his hillside plot, his collection of plants, along with his fame as a passionate gardening communicator, meant...
Army Hero Avoids Jail for Affray
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com @GazetteCourt A DECORATED soldier who was drawn into "mayhem" at a social club has not been punished by the courts as a judge commended his excellent references. Former Guardsman James...
Backing to Help Train Workers
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@trinitymirror.com @KelleyPrice_gaz A TEESSIDE businessman has invested six figures in an "exciting" start-up business to help offshore, construction and renewables workers and firms. Proecenergy - set up by two...
Boro Are Starting to Show Serious Class
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE INTO the top six Boro go. We might only be in the second week of the season but it's never too early to take up residence in that area of the table. The aim now, obviously,...
Caught out by Boro's Hi-Tech CCTV; a Banned after Throwing a Coke Bottle
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JIMMYMCAIN A BORO fan has been banned after he was caught throwing a bottle towards Sunderland fans by high-powered CCTV at the Riverside. Following Middlesbrough's 1-0 derby victory against Sunderland...
Chip Pan Blazes and Row over Airport. Years Ago 20
A FATHER and son saved by a fire alarm, criticism of education bosses and controversial plans for Teesside Airport, here's a look at the news from this week in 1997. A DAD and his five-year-old son were lucky to be alive after leaping for their...
Chloe's All Set for Stylish New Premises
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@trinitymirror.com @KelleyPrice_gaz A YOUNG Teesside mum who set up her own hair salon so she could work flexible hours when her baby came along is going from strength to strength. Chloe Wright, 25, runs CLO&CO...
Clear the Clutter This Bank Holiday
Byline: INTERIORS With creative stylist Claire Hornby BANK holidays are perfect for relaxing and unwinding however they can also be the ideal opportunity to get your home looking fresh and fabulous. Little changes around the house can make a big...
Cyclists - Think of Your Safety on Busy Roads
I'M 64 years old and I cycle these days just for general fitness. There has seldom been a time during my working life where I have had the opportunity to cycle to work simply because of the distance involved, only during a post retirement job was...
Deal Agreed; Shotton Switch Set to Go Ahead, but Only If Redknapp Can Sign a Replacement for His Departing Defender
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE HARRY Redknapp has confirmed that Boro have agreed a deal to sign Ryan Shotton - but has reiterated that the move won't go through until he manages to sign some defensive reinforcements....
Deaths
BLACK DOROTHY MAY (Nee Jenkinson) Passed away peacefully on August 7 of Acklam. Beloved wife of Neville. Loving mother of Ian and Stuart. Also a devoted grandmother and sister to Sylvia. Funeral service to take place on Thursday August 24 at 2:00pm...
De Roon Opens Up on Splits in the Boro Squad
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMNSHAWGAZETTE FORMER Boro midfielder Marten de Roon says his single season in England "wasn't a fun year" - claiming there was a "split" in the squad. Less than a week after returning to Italy...
Enjoy the Moors - but Watch out for the Ticks
THE North Yorkshire Moors is world renowned for its beauty. And this summmer - as every year - it will have visitors from far and wide enjoying what it has to offer. But did you know that, as well as other national parks and woodland across the...
Football Fans STILL Flouting Traffic Laws; AWFUL PARKING PUTTING OTHER DRIVERS AT RISK AROUND BORO STADIUM
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ AFTER two years of warnings, double yellow lines being painted and dozens of parking tickets, Boro fans are still parking illegally. Scores of cars were left on Shepherdson Way, Heath...
Former Boro Player Is to Appeal Assault Conviction
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ SACKED football pundit Peter Beagrie says he will appeal against a conviction for assaulting his partner. The former Everton and Manchester City player was "devastated" after he was...
Hotshots Event Set to Return
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @domshawgazette ONE of the most prestigious UK events in the junior calendar is heading for the North-east. Heworth Golf Club will play host to the 2020 McGregor Trophy, a highly distinguished...
I'm Sure a 5km Race Never Used to Be So Far!
Byline: Tanni Grey-Thompson IT is just over 10 years since I retired from competitive sport. I really don't know where the time has gone. When I stopped, I went through a process of cutting down my training (stopping suddenly is not a good idea)...
It's Turned out Nice Again for Pensioners
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz WITH his little banjo-ukulele in his hand, George Formby tribute performer Paul Casper took 200 pensioners on a lunchtime trip down memory lane in Redcar. And how his audience...
Jail Nurse Took 'Spice' into Prison
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com @GazetteCourt A FORMER prison nurse has been locked up at the age of 68 after she was caught taking a package of the drug "spice" into Holme House jail. A Teesside judge sounded a stern...
Lifetime Award Winner Will Be Hard Act to Follow
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette THE recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award last year could have won his trophy twice over. Paul Booth OBE triumphed in this category of the North East Business Executive...
Lucky to Be Alive; Couple's Living Room Wrecked in Car Smash as They Slept Upstairs
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 A COUPLE have described how they are lucky to be alive after a police chase ended with a suspected stolen car ploughing into their home. Grandparents-of-24 Francis and Sylvia...
Making an Entrance. Increase the Value and Appeal of Your Home with an External Revamp, Writes GABRIELLE FAGAN
Byline: GABRIELLE FAGAN It's time to get up front and personal with your home's exterior. Take a long hard look at it, because if it's drab and unloved with peeling paint, a shabby door and an overgrown garden, it won't just lower your spirits every...
Man Kicked Girlfriend in Head and Brandished Knife; Dad Jailed after Cowardly Attack While Drunk
A MAN kicked his girlfriend in the head as she lay on the floor during a terrifying attack. Nathan Wilson, 25, was jailed for what the judge said was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable woman. Wilson's lawyer told Teesside Crown Court that he was...
Memories of War Hero Set in Stone
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley ONE hundred years after a heroic act, a memorial has taken place for a Stockton war hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross. A service of dedication and a memorial stone was...
New Boss at Hospice Helm; CHIEF EXECUTIVE VOWS TO REBUILD CONFIDENCE IN CHARITY
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz THE new Butterwick Hospice chief executive has vowed to "rebuild confidence" in the charity after a turbulent spell in its history. Debbie Jones, who has held several health service...
Pet Loses Leg after a Week Away
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ A MIDDLESBROUGH moggy had to have his leg amputated after vanishing for more than a week - and then returning with a mystery injury. Owner Hollie Thompson, 32, was overjoyed when two-year-old...
Planet Boro Is Starting to Have a Heavenly Feeling
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro THERE were some rousing Riverside roars as bubbling Boro made the Brewers droop. Cheers. The soundtrack to the evening was upbeat and inclusive and it felt like a decisive...
Propert Y News
A HOME with views over the River Tees sold for over half a million - making it the most expensive house sale in June. The property on Valley Drive in Yarm in fetched PS505,000 in the month - topping the month's most expensive house sales on Teesside....
SAND, SEA AND SO MUCH MORE; DAVE ROBSON Looks at the Ever-Changing Face of Redcar
Firstly, let's get down to the nitty gritty. Do you pronounce it Red-car - as in car - or Redcuh, as in, well, cuh? Two years ago, Channel 4 political reporter Michael Crick posed that very question to an assembled press pack outside Coatham Memorial...
Shops Will Be a Real Catch; OWNER IS SELLING SUCCESSFUL CHAIN OF THREE CHIPPIES AS HE MOVES ON TO OTHER VENTURES
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelleyprice@trinitymirror.com @KelleyPrice_gaz FANCY starting a new business that's "an essential part of the local community" and has potential for "very high profit margins"? This chain of popular Teesside chippies could be...
Spear a Day for Fishing? BRITISH CHAMP JOINS FORCES WITH TEES MUM TO RAISE CASH AND AWARENESS FOR BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A BRITISH spearfishing champion and a Redcar mum are hooking up to raise funds and awareness for brain tumour reasearch. On Saturday, Redcar will host the North Eastern Open Spearfishing...
Stoneman Named as New Opener
ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root has announced opening batsman Mark Stoneman will make his debut against West Indies at Edgbaston. Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes and 20-year-old leg break bowler Mason Crane, both named in a 13-man squad, are...
Take the Stress out of Sending Your Kids Back to School; IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOOTS LET BOOTS HELP TAKE CARE OF FAMILY HEALTH
PARENTS of children who suffer from asthma naturally worry about sending them off to school. They'll have to recognise the triggers and manage their condition on their on their own, maybe even for the first time. Knowing your child is able to use...
The Mono Logs; There's a Good Reason Why Our Love Affair with Black and White Is Everlasting
Byline: HOME STYLE With Lesley Taylor monochrome is an enduring interior trend, and why wouldn't it be? It's simple, elegant and, when done right, a hard-hitting design direction with serious style credentials. Think of stark white backdrops...
Top Tips for First-Time Buyers
TOP tips for first-time buyers from Barratt Homes North East Taking that first step on to the property ladder can often be a daunting prospect for first-time buyers. To help Yarm residents find their dream first home, Barratt Homes North East is...
Turn Your Garden into a Wellbeing Haven
EVER thought how much a garden might be able to help a loved one suffering from mental health problems, whether it's an elderly relative showing signs of dementia or a traumatised child? Former city finance worker Faith Ramsay, new chair of trustees...
Ups and Downs of Life in the Championship
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro BORO clocked up a second successive win at the Riverside to bounce assertively up into the Championship top six and to give spirits a lift. In flashes, Boro were excellent....
Victim Told to Be Quiet by Abuser; SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE FOR MAN WHO ASSAULTED AND INTIMIDATED GIRL AGED 14
A SEX abuser told his schoolgirl victim "shush - don't say anything," Teesside Crown Court heard. Ryan Foster, 23, was banned for five years from having contact with girls under 16 after his attack on a 14-year-old girl. Foster, who had spent...
We Need to Make a Good Start - Duffill
Byline: KEITH MCGHIE MANAGER Jitendra Duffill will call for his riders to concentrate on making a good start in order to avoid a repeat of May's home defeat against Glasgow when the Tigers pay their second league visit to Redcar tonight, 7.30pm...
What Do the Locals Think? REDCAR
Nicky Wiley, 31, a development and outreach worker for Redcar Boxing Club, of Winchester Road (Redcar East): "I love the people, I love the scenery on the Coast Road - walking my dog every morning on the beach, brilliant. And I love the Redcar Boxing...
Window Dressing; If You're Changing Your Home's Window Treatments, There Are Lots of Different Options, but Some Are Easier to Do Yourself Than Others - Here's Where to Start
1 Slatted shutters are a practical and attractive addition to a room - they provide privacy if the slats are angled the right way, and are a good way to disguise ugly windows (from the inside at least). The main downside of shutters is how much...
YOUR VIEW; Claire Pitt, Centre Manager, Unicorn Centre RDA, Hemlington, Talks about New Opportunities
WITH exam results due soon and the new term just around the corner, there may still be some young people undecided about what to do next. How about a course working with horses at the nationally acclaimed Riding for the Disabled Unicorn Centre?...
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