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 1, 2018

10,000 Caught over Speed Limit in 2017
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ ALMOST 10,000 drivers were pulled for speeding last year on Teesside's roads. But while Cleveland Police continue to run high profile anti-speeding campaigns and have invested in state-of-the-art...
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Hit-and-run arrest A MAN has been arrested after a mother of two was killed in a hit-and-run during a police pursuit on Boxing Day. Damien Raeburn, 31, is in police custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Susan Shaw, 47, was...
Alert as Aussie Flu Bug Makes Inroads into UK
Byline: DAVE ROBSON and TOM BELGER dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A NEW strain of flu from Down Under could help spark the worst UK outbreak of the disease for more than 50 years, it is feared. The latest flu report from Public...
Are the Changes a Sign of How New Boss Is Thinking?
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE THE Tony Pulis era didn't begin with a much-needed win. Aston Villa were the Yuletide party-poopers, snatching all three points thanks to Robert Snodgrass's 75th minute header. The result leaves Boro three points...
Boro Will Be Expecting to Beat Us - Neil
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE ALEX Neil believes Middlesbrough will be expecting to win today's Deepdale showdown. Preston take on Tony Pulis's Boro on the back of an impressive 1-0 victory over Cardiff on Friday night. And they'll be looking...
Bridge That Unites Us in Celebrations
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JIMMYMCAIN IT'S one of New Year's Eve's most famous sights - and it was designed and built by Teessiders. Each year, exactly 11 hours before Big Ben welcomes in the New Year in London, the world...
Crisis, What Crisis Demands Bouyant Bruce
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com @JonathonTaylor1 ASTON Villa manager Steve Bruce hopes his side's 1-0 win at Middlesbrough "shuts up" a few supporters and proves the club is not spiralling into a crisis. Villa arrived...
Fledgling Framework Starts to Emerge as New Boss Sets to Work; the Big Picture
Byline: Anthony Vickers ADAMA Traore hit the afterburners and slalomed shakily through a goggle-eyed Aston Villa defence like Marty McFly on his hoverboard. He weaved through three men who were so slow they may as well have been buffering, then...
Forster Calls for Fresh Blood after Latest Defeat; Non-League Football
Byline: RAY SIMPSON GUISBOROUGH manager Gary Forster says that he is looking for some "new blood" after his team lost their fourth consecutive game by 2-1 at home to Penrith on Saturday. The Priorymen are still 10 points ahead of third bottom...
Horror for Elderly Owner as Pet Is Mauled to Death
AN elderly man watched in horror as his tiny chihuahua was savaged and killed by a Jack Russell cross. The incident happened on Thursday morning when the man, who did not wish to be named, took his chihuahua, Tiny Tim, for his usual walk. As...
How Abi Has Grown as a Singer
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz AFTER a year spent recording new material and even gigging in Nashville, X Factor seems a lifetime ago for former contestant Abi Alton. Four years on from her X Factor experience,...
How Close Are You to the Furry Ones?
Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1 THEY divide opinion - you either love them or hate them - but they reckon that at any one given time you're not too far away from a rat. So, with that in mind, we decided to ask...
I'm Still Paying for Virgin after Cancellation; IN ASSOCIATION WITH
QI SIGNED up to a Virgin Media television, broadband and home phone package contract many years ago. But because the price kept going up, we were watching television less and we were going to be away for six months, I cancelled this deal - giving the...
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE DRAMA, from 11am WELL bonnets and breeches, our hearts are already racing at the mere thought of Mr Darcy emerging dripping wet from that lake. This is the drama series from 1995 that gripped a nation and sent millions of women...
Little Tips to Help You to Make Big Changes
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 WE'VE all been there, made a pledge to become better people over the next 12 months - but then never stick to it. Whether it's giving up a bad habit or taking up a new hobby,...
Lord New a Year of Change '68 a One of from It; MONEY GOT A MAKEOVER, THE OLYMPICS WAS IN FOR THE HIGH JUMP AND A JAMES BOND STAR WAS BORN. MARION MCMULLEN TURNS THE CLOCK BACK 50 YEARS TO 1968
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN T WAS all change for British shoppers in 1968 as the first decimal coins started to appear. IThe new five pence and 10 pence coins turned up on April 23, 1968 - a few weeks after April Fool's Day - and went into circulation...
Make a Small Change to Start the New Year Right
Byline: Dr Anya Heywood I'M not sure how you'll be feeling today. I think that mainly depends on whether you stayed up all night to welcome the year in, or whether it was a night like every other, and you were tucked up in bed by 10pm! Whatever...
Meet Teesside Bodyguard with Galaxy of Stars in His Eyes
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz IN October 2006, a private jet took off from an RAF base near London, heading to Malawi. On board were Madonna and the Teessider she was counting on to keep the prying lenses of...
Moeen Will Come Good Soon Says Bairstow
JONNY Bairstow has given his unequivocal backing to under-fire England all-rounder Moeen Ali. As England seek to break their 2017/18 Ashes duck in the final Test of five in Sydney, Moeen's place is being questioned after his miserable tour so far....
New Places to Try out for Food in the New Year
Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @laura_love87 NCE again, 2017 has been a great year for Teesside's food and drink scene. OFrom French restaurant Bistrot Pierre to the expansion of Stockton's Regent Quarter, there's been plenty...
No Instant Cure as Bruce Gets Revenge on Pulis
Byline: JONATHON TAYLOR jonathon.taylor@trinitymirror.com @JonathonTaylor1 TONY Pulis's appointment as Middlesbrough manager on Boxing Day was met with almost universal approval. But it wasn't welcomed by everybody. Somewhere in Birmingham, Steve...
No Quick Fixes as Pulis Looks for Change of Style; Three Things We Learned
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE FAREWELL 2017. You won't be missed. Hello 2018. Please be better. A wretched year came to a rather fitting end at the Riverside on Saturday, with defeat for Tony Pulis in his...
Only Call 999 If It Is a Real Emergency
Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JIMMYMCAIN UNDER pressure ambulance bosses were hoping people would only dial 999 if they really need to over the New Year. New Year is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for the...
Protests Planned at Rail Fares Hike
A SERIES of protests will be held at railway stations tomorrow, the day the annual increase in fares kicks in, as research shows some commuters are paying a fifth of their salary on train travel. Fares will go up by an average of 3.4% tomorrow,...
Pulis Will Be Great for Boro Insists Agnew
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE TONY Pulis's Middlesbrough will be a team to watch in 2018, predicts Steve Agnew. The former Boro boss is a big fan of the club's new manager, paying tribute to his football knowledge and vast experience. The Pulis-era...
Pulis Won't Be Happy with Way We Lost - Neil
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE FORMER Middlesbrough midfielder Neil Maddison believes Tony Pulis will be extremely disappointed with his side's performance against Aston Villa. A tight game at the Riverside was decided by Robert Snodgrass's 75th minute...
Run Police as a Business
THE Police and Crime commissioner Mr Coppinger would have the Cleveland tax payers believe that a reduction in government funding will require frontline police jobs to be cut unless a council tax hike of PS12 per house hold is imposed thought the area....
Shock Driving Stats; Thousands Are Behind Wheel without Insurance
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ A HUGE number of Teesside motor-ists are being caught driving without insurance. There were 2,413 drivers in the TS postcode who have had their licences stamped for driving without...
Shotton Shines in His 'New' Role on the Right
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro RYAN Shotton played like a natural in the new shape imposed by Tony Pulis - which is no surprise. The strapping stopper cut his teeth in the top flight at Stoke under the...
Simple Steps to Sorting out Your Finances; Victoria Shaw SMOOTHS OUT YOUR MONEY WORRIES FOR THE NEW YEAR
AS 2018 begins, and many of us are starting to think about New Year resolutions, this is a great time to sort out any money matters. On average, it takes people five months to repay the debts they rack up over Christmas, according to research from...
Sport on the Box
Liverpool set for derby test LIVERPOOL take on Everton in the FA Cup on Friday in a week of big-match action in the cup and the Premier League. There is top-flight action starting today with Brighton against Bournemouth and Everton hosting Manchester...
Stars End Their Year on a High
Byline: CAROL WHITE BILLINGHAM Stars finished off the year with a much-needed win. The Ultimate Windows-sponsored wide battled hard to overcome Blackburn Hawks 4-3 in their National Ice Hockey League (N) Moralee Division 1 clash at the Forum...
Symptoms of Influenza
THE symptoms of most flu, including H3N2, are similar, but different strains can be more severe or contagious than others. They can include a sudden fever, aches, exhaustion, a dry chesty cough, headaches, sore throats, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting...
The Bus Stops Here
Byline: ALICE CACHIA THE number of bus journeys being taken in Great Britain has plummeted by 85 million in the past year to the lowest figure in nine years. In 2016/17 some 4.9bn local bus journeys were taken across England, Scotland and Wales....
The Resolutions for 2018 That Could Leave You Better Off. YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS CHAMPION
Byline: JAMES WALKER I DON'T know about you but I'm terrible at making New Year resolutions. I can never think what to write - and I'm easily distracted! So by the second week of January, half of them have gone out of the window. As the year...
Thieves Ruin Festive Period for Football Club
HEARTLESS thieves cleared out an amateur football club over Christmas - taking everything from training gear to crisps. Wolviston Football Club on Metcalfe Road, near Billingham, was broken into at some point over the Christmas break by thieves...
War Codebreaker Who Kept Her Silence for 50 Years Dies
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 A CODEBREAKER who played her part in helping save thousands of lives at the height of the Second World War has died, aged 93. Margaret Fick, from Stockton, was a secret operative...
We Saw Bare Bottoms, James Arthur and 'Britain's Fritzl'. a Year in Life of Teesside's Courts
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@trinitymirror.com @GazetteCourt 2017 proved to be another eventful year in Teesside's corridors of justice. The highly charged atmosphere of the courtroom produced numerous dramatic and heart-rending...
Where Best to Save Your Children's Cash Gifts
Byline: MARTINLEWIS YOU CAN TWEET ME @MARTINLEWIS ANY parents and especially grandparents give children cold hard cash for Christmas. So where do you put it Getting cash gifts is a great opportunity to start some financial education. So if they're...
Why Owning a Home Is out of Reach for So Many Young People; the Rising Cost of Living Makes Saving Difficult, Says TRICIA PHILLIPS
ALMOST 1.5 million young people are forced to live at home with their parents because they can't afford not to. More than half of people aged 21 to 35 that don't currently own a home are not confident they will ever be able to afford to get a foot...
Work out What's Best before Joining a Gym
PROMISING to start a diet and get fit in January is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. But getting back into shape after the festive feast doesn't need to eat away at your bank balance. Yorkshire Building Society warns those hoping...
YOUR VIEW; Joe Michna, Manager - - Citizens Advice Hartlepool on Funeral Payments WHAT Is a Funeral Payment?
Byline: Joe Michna QA. A Funeral Payment from the social fund can be made to cover the cost of funeral expenses. Although it does not have to be repaid, it will be recovered if certain money is, or becomes available. Q. Who can claim a Funeral...
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