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 March 21, 2018

5 Minute Briefing
Facebook in the dock POLITICIANS have been airing their concerns over the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, which boasted about using personal information to target voters during elections. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned...
Ask Expert the; Where Can I Go for Breastfeeding Advice?
LOTS of new mums need help and support around feeding - which a new NHS Start4Life service aims to provide. Q"I'M TRYING to breastfeed my new baby but am struggling because it hurts, and I don't think she's getting enough milk. I'm embarrassed to...
Best of the Rest
DAMNED CHANNEL 4, 10PM MISERY and laughter seem to rub along nicely together in this series, which bows out tonight with the final two episodes. First Nitin (Himesh Patel) deals with an "unkempt child" living with heroin addict parents, while in...
BUD WISER; Are You Getting the Most from Your Music? We Put Five Sets of Bluetooth Earbuds to the Test
Byline: tech With Justin Connolly THAT Spotify or Apple Music subscription isn't working as hard as it could be if you're still using the cheap stock headphones that came with your expensive mobile. No, to get the best beats in your ears, you...
Coltsfoot Out. Spring Is on the Way
Byline: WITH ERIC PAYLOR YOU know that spring is definitely on its way when you see the clumps of coltsfoot which have been springing up all over Teesside. This delightful plant with its familiar lemon flowers, as shown in my photograph, is quick...
Controlling, Violent Sex Offender Sent to Prison for 16 Years; A WEIGHT HAS FINALLY BEEN LIFTED, SAYS VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD ABUSE
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT @GazetteCourt A SEXUAL abuse survivor told how she can finally get on with her life as her childhood abuser went to prison for 16 years. "I've carried a weight which has finally been lifted," said the young woman in a...
Corbyn Plays Coy as Diplomats Exit
JEREMY Corbyn has said he would still do business with Vladimir Putin despite "all fingers" pointing towards Russia being responsible for the Salisbury spy incident. The Labour leader's comments came as the National Security Council was meeting...
Councillor's Behaviour 'Worst I've Ever Seen' Says Chief
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter A COUNCILLOR is facing disciplinary action following what a chief executive described as "the worst behaviour I have seen from a publicly elected official in almost 30 years of local government service"....
COUR BLIMEY! GILL MARTIN Takes the Children Skiing in Italy - but Finds the Ice Doesn't Extend to the Menu
Byline: GILL MARTIN The Aosta Valley, home to Courmayeur THE first meal the kids ordered on our familyfriendly ski trip to the Italian Alps was, predictably, pizza and ice-cream. Pizza no problem. But ice-cream? Not a chance. Yet here we were...
Deaths
MATTHEWS DOREEN MAY I lie awake at night when the world's asleep I take a walk down memory lane, with tears upon my cheek, no one sees my broken heart, that lies beneath the smile, no one knows the loneliness that's with me all the while, no matter...
Deaths
ARNOLD PETER On March 14th in hospital, Peter, a dearly beloved husband of Brenda, dear brother in law of June and uncle of Deborah. Service to take place on Thursday 29th March in St. Hilda's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium at 1.15pm BARNES JAMES Peacefully...
Developer Is Hit with Licence Fine
Byline: KEANE DUNCAN keane.duncan@trinitymirror.com @keanedunk A TEESSIDE property developer has been hit with a hefty fine for falling foul of a landlord licensing scheme in North Ormesby. Peter Francis Hall is one of two Teesside landlords...
Frankie 'Missing' on Return from Match; A LONG Walk Home for a Young Boro Fan and a Brave Teenager Recognised - Here's a Look at the News from This Week, a Decade Ago
A YOUNG Boro fan walked nearly four miles home alone - unaware of a frantic search going on for him at the Riverside Stadium. Frankie Boynton, eight, sparked a full-scale search of the Middlesbrough ground and surrounding area when he got separated...
Froome Case Resolution Unlikely before Giro
THE head of world cycling believes the complexity of Chris Froome's salbutamol case means a resolution is unlikely prior to the start of the Giro d'Italia on May 4. Froome is slated to begin the Giro in Jerusalem, Israel, seeking a third successive...
Honesty Is the Best Policy for Wolves Side
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW CHAMPIONSHIP leaders Wolves had a "very honest" squad meeting that helped spark a timely resurgence and has seen them close in on the Premier League as they prepare for a trip to the Riverside. Nuno Espirito Santo's side...
How to Spot Signs That Your Teen Is Depressed; Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg Talks to LIZ CONNOR ABOUT HOW ADULTS CAN BEST SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Byline: LIZ CONNOR STRESS, anxiety and depression can be tough enough for anyone to deal with, but couple that with the hormonal changes that teenagers face during puberty, and mental health issues can feel like an overwhelming and unconquerable...
International Break Means Stars Are off on Their Travels
Byline: BYANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @untypicalboro BRITT Assombalonga could be set to follow in his father's footsteps in the international break. The Boro striker has been called up by the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Little Things That Mean a Lot; CUSTOMERS MOVED TO TEARS BY MUM'S PERSONAL GIFTS
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette A STOCKTON mum-of-four has opened a new shop after her business making tear-jerking handmade gifts "just escalated". People love Carolyn Reid's handmade personalised gifts and...
Mister's the Man at Southwell
HORSES who like the Fibresand at Southwell are worth sticking with so Mister Music should be followed back up in class in the sunbets.co.uk Handicap. Tony Carroll's nine-year-old has enjoyed a great few weeks at the Nottinghamshire venue, winning...
MP Demands Protection for Mental Health Posts
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ STAFF at a Redcar mental health charity are facing redundancy - as the town's MP calls for greater protection for local services. Labour's Anna Turley has called on the Government...
Mr Nice Guy Southgate Insists He Can Be Tough
GARETH Southgate is portrayed as 'Mr Nice Guy' but the England manager says those behind the scenes see a different character. The 47-year-old former Boro captain and manager is just three months away from leading his country into the World Cup,...
NHS Crisis Looms Unless a Funding Plan Is Approved; Vital That There Are More Dentist Places, Says Mp
Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ LONG-TERM solutions are needed to make sure there are enough NHS dentist places on Teesside, claims a local MP. Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has repeated his call for longerterm...
Nonios to Conquer Chelmsford
NONIOS can defy top weight in the Bet quadpot At totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford. He is taking on one of the stars of the all-weather season in King Kevin but the drop in trip may not suit Ed Dunlop's prolific winner. As King Kevin won over...
Paedophile Jailed for Grooming Boy
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz AN ANTI-PAEDOPHILE group has helped bring to justice a convicted sex offender who arrived at a supermarket car park to meet an underage boy. Middlesbrough man Andrew Dixon was confronted...
Polar Bear Cub Enjoys Outdoor Debut
THE UK's only polar bear cub born in 25 years has taken its first steps outside, with hopes it will become an "ambassador" for its species. Mother Victoria and her three-month-old cub have started to venture into the Highland Wildlife Park outdoor...
Police Lose Track of Three Sex Offenders; Convictions Include Sexual Assault and Grooming
Byline: BETHANY LODGE bethany.lodge@trinitymirror.com @bethlodge1 POLICE have lost track of three convicted sex offenders on Teesside. While their names or details of their crimes have not been released, their convictions include sexual assault,...
Quizmaster
Byline: quizmaster With Don Robson Q1. What is the name of the new tourism initiative that hopes to attract 20 million visitors to Teesside? Q2. Which council is proposing 99 schemes to improve its borough? Q3. What are the much in-demand 1920s...
Replica Is Beginning to Look Ship Shape; Re-Creating Cook's Ship Has Been Quite an Endeavour
CRANES are on site to begin work to move the full-size replica of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour to Whitby. The boat, currently docked on the Tees in Stockton, will be sailed down the North Yorkshire coast to its new home. The 400-tonne Endeavour...
School Team Qualifies for English Event
TEENAGE sports stars at an independent school on Teesside are to compete on the national stage after making history with an unbeaten run. The Under-14 netball team at Red House School in Norton, remains undefeated after competing against six other...
Shoplifter Leaves a Designer Bag and 'Sorry' Note
Byline: SARA NICHOL newsdesk@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette A MUM who went on a stealing spree at one of the North-east's biggest shopping centres left a designer handbag on a police station doorstep with a note saying "sorry". Billingham's...
Should Fans Still Travel to the World Cup in Russia? GROWING POLITICAL TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UK ARE CAUSING CONCERN FOR SOME TOURISTS
BLANKETED by snow and with temperatures dipping below zero, Moscow is a chilly place to be right now. And with relations between Russia and the UK cooling by the minute, in light of Theresa May's proposed retaliation following the recent nerve agent...
St Mary's Go Fourth
JUST four matches were possible as the rain and snow returned to decimate another Saturday programme in the North Riding Football League. The only NRFL Premier Division clash saw St Mary's 1947 jump up to fourth spot after defeating Grangetown Boys...
Take a Walk on the Wild Side; NIGEL HEATH Sets out on the Second Part of His Cross- Britain Walk, Heading from Boston to Barmouth
Byline: NIGEL HEATH IT WAS to be a day of new beginnings and some sad memories as we walked out from the Leicestershire village of Redmile on a crisp January morning. Ahead lay our day's trek along the half-frozen Grantham Canal, where ducks...
Taxi Bookings Take Long Route
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz CALL a cab from Teesside's biggest taxi firm and you might end up going the extra Nile. For some Boro Taxis bookings are going through a call centre in Egypt. And assuming you...
The Cost of Mindless Vandalism on Park
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter YOUTHS "shot out" security cameras at Butterfly World with BB guns according to a security review of Preston Park. A review by Stockton Council looked at scores of incidents of anti-social behaviour...
The Piece of Driftwood Teaching Us All a Lesson
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz AN intriguing piece of wood was found washed up near Redcar's petrified forest. And whereas the ancient beach forest is thousands of years old, this small piece of timber is helping...
There Are Many Babies out There, but I Can't Help Feeling Mine Have the Edge
Byline: Richard IRVINE you DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR A FIRST-TIME DAD OF TWINS HAVE you ever bought a car? Let's say it's a Volkswagen Golf and only after its arrival do you suddenly notice the vast variety of Golfs out there. Some have bigger wheels...
Time to Get Tougher on Boomerang Kids? AS MANY ADULTS RETURN TO LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS, PARENTING EXPERTS OUTLINE THE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS TO LISA SALMON AND SUGGEST SOLUTIONS
Byline: LISA SALMON INCREASING numbers of adult children are still living with their parents, or are so-called 'boomerang kids' who return to live with mum and dad after university. But while keeping a family unit together may have many benefits,...
We Enter the Usually Private World of the Funeral Director
Byline: TONI GUILLOT toni.guillot@trinitymirror.com @ToniGuillot89 IT'S a place no one wants to have to visit. But have you ever wondered what exactly happens to a loved one at a funeral home before they are ready for visitors in the chapel of...
We'll Be Friends Again Later On!
ALASTAIR Cook's friendly reunion with New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner will have to be put on hold when the serious business of the first Test starts in Auckland. England's national record runscorer has already had a few convivial chats with his Essex...
Wembley Prep Begins as Clubs Target Vase Final
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com @PTALLENTIREGAZ STOCKTON Town and Marske United are battling to win a place in the FA Vase final at Wembley. After the first leg of the all-Teesside semi-final, it's Stockton who hold...
Why Was More Not Done to Protect School? RAMPAGING VANDALS HAVE LEFT BUILDING A WRECK - NOW SITE COULD FACE DEMOLITION
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @daverobson_gaz ITS rooms once echoed with the excited chatter of secondary school kids. But now, one half of Eston Park School is a depressingly vandalised, glass-strewn mess. Bitter winds...
Why You Should Never Mind the Gap
Byline: Dave Robson HEADING abroad this summer? I've been thinking about foreign travel a lot recently, given that our dear daughter is three-quarters of her way through her "gap" year after uni. As you read this, she's in Cambodia - the latest...
Will Any Boro Stars Make It into PFA's Team of the Year?
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @@untypicalboro THE VOTING slips have been dished out for the PFA Championship team of the year - but which of our heroes are in with a shout? Boro Bullet Train Adama Traore has roared into...
Will Pulis Try to Bag Some Old Faces in the Summer?
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE TONY Pulis is reportedly planning to target some familiar faces in the summer. The day after Middlesbrough were linked with a move for West Brom defender Craig Dawson, reports...
Young Rugby Ref Hanged Himself
Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz A PROMISING rugby referee hanged himself at work in a South Bank factory after a text fall-out with his girlfriend, an inquest heard. Glowing tributes were paid by local rugby...
YOUR VIEW; Today's Column Is by Zoe Bear of Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
SINCE the weather has been so awful, my training for the Ali Brownless Riverside 5k run has come to a standstill, but I have been given plenty of work to do as we have taken delivery of lots and lots and lots of Easter eggs from Northeast VW Club and...
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