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 September 8, 2018

At Her Becks and Call
Byline: EMMA JOHNSON BARELY a week goes by when the Beckham family does not make the headlines. Whether it's one of the kids having a birthday, Victoria changing her hair, Harper having a horse riding lesson or David fixing the fridge - all of which...
BA Faces PS500m Data Breach Fine
BRITISH AIRWAYS is facing a multimillionpound fine as it grapples with the fallout of a massive data breach which the airline's chief executive has described as a "malicious criminal attack". Thousands of BA customers have had to cancel their credit...
'Clumsy Care' Led to Elbow Injury for Boy
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@reachplc.com @GazetteCourt A NURSERY worker "popped" a little boy's elbow pulling his arm in an episode of "clumsy care", a court heard. Terri Chapman, 22, pulled the boy's arm while moving him away from...
Cutbacks Cutting Deep
THE article regarding a Stockton man being assaulted who phoned the police, who then failed to turn up (The Gazette 23.08.18), reminded me of a similar situation a friend of mine once found himself in. Around three years ago my friend, from Middlesbrough,...
Daily Record Saturday, September 8, 2018 DOUBLE HANDFUL
Byline: John Shaw's racing betting column in association with ALL eyes will be on Clive Cox's HARRY ANGEL as he attempts to become the first back-to-back winner of Haydock's Sprint Cup for 51 years. Be Friendly won in 1966 and then again the...
Deaths
BOWES LORNA Suddenly at home on September 4 aged 84 years. Much loved wife of the late Ted, loving mum of Anne, Judith and John and a treasured grandma and great-grandma. Funeral Service to be held on Monday September 17 at St. Mary's Church, Nunthorpe...
DOBBIE ON A CRUSADE; Hotshot Striker Sets His Sights on Irish
Byline: MR FIXIT PAULJAIN@MRFIXITSTIPS MOST strikers would be happy with 18 goals in a season - Stephen Dobbie's hit that tally in just 10 games. The Queen of the South striker is the hottest player in Scotland after following up a hat-trick...
DOME SWEET DOME; CHRISTINA SAVVAS Takes the Plunge and Goes Camping in Pembrokeshire. and She's Glad She Did
Byline: CHRISTINA SAVVAS CAMPING, I've always said, was not for me. But, my two young kids were eager to explore the possibility and I eventually capitulated. Glamping - or camping with comforts - is a game-changer and the perfect way to compromise....
Duzza Dilemma over Q-School
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW GLEN Durrant admits the BDO's groundbreaking rule changes which include allowing players to go to PDC qualifying school without facing punishment could give him some "serious, serious thinking" to do in the future. The BDO...
Eiji Proves a Prince with Ascot Success
ROGER Varian can begin to become more ambitious when making future plans for Prince Eiji after he paid back a slice of the 2.6million guineas laid out for him with victory on his debut at Ascot. By Dubawi out of Group One-winning mare Izzi Top,...
Ex-Serviceman Attacked Date
Byline: GARETH LIGHTFOOT gareth.lightfoot@reachplc.com @GazetteCourt A DATING app meeting led to a man being attacked in his own home, leaving him with a broken wrist. Ex-serviceman Jordan Swift, 20, went to a party before meeting up with a 34-year-old...
GARETH CAN BE A RIGHT SPAIN; England Boss out to Build on Russia
ENGLAND came close to winning the World Cup in the summer - now Gareth Southgate has to lift his men for a tilt at the Nations League. First up is a visit from Spain with UEFA lumping the Continent's top 16 into four groups to try to make matches...
Here Comes Garfield! James'll Reign in Haydock Sprint Comeback Kid Enable'll Blow Away Cobwebs
Byline: Garry Owen JAMES GARFIELD (4.15) gets the vote in yet another cracking renewal of the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock. A Group 2 winner last year, George Scott's colt has also shown some smart form at three and beat the classy Expert Eye...
Houses Are to Be Built on Former School Site by JAMES CAIN
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter james.cain@reachplc.com @JIMMYMCAIN DOZENS of new houses are going to be built in Loftus after planning permission was given the green light. The former Rosecroft School site has stood empty for almost...
'I'm Passionate about Helping Kids Improve' Football; Former Boro Star on His New Academy for Youngsters
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE philip.tallentire@reachplc.com @PTallentireGaz Mark Proctor has played with some outstanding footballers and has coached a few too. Born and bred in Middlesbrough, the 57-year-old wants to share his vast knowledge of...
India on Top despite Cook's Half Century
ALASTAIR Cook fell short of a valedictory century but still gave England reason to be grateful as their fragility showed once more at The Oval. Cook laboured for more than four hours to try to fulfil captain Joe Root's prophecy that a back-to-form...
It's Got to Be. Pawfect! RACECOURSE DIRECTOR JILL FOLLOWS DOGGIE DAYCARE DREAM
Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@reachplc.com @KelleyPrice_Gaz AN executive director at Sedgefield Racecourse has quit her role to follow a lifelong dream of opening a doggie daycare business. Jill Williamson got her first pet when she was a...
JACK OF ALL PLATES; ELLA WALKER Chats to Outspoken Recipe Author and Campaigner Jack Monroe about Kitchen Confidence, and the Time She Realised She Had Hit Rock Bottom
Byline: ELLA WALKER JACK MONROE is eminently practical. The cook and food poverty campaigner is constantly generating recipes and, to be frank, needs "somewhere to put them". Hence her latest collection, Cooking On A Bootstrap, which she considers...
Join Heroes of 1998 for a Reunion Meal
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS BRYAN Robson and the heroes of the 1998 promotion side are set for a special 20th anniversary reunion dinner. And Boro fans can join the star-studded guestlist to revel in a night of nostalgia at the Riverside. The...
Kalas: I'd Have Been Happy at a Boro Return
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@reachplc.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE TOMAS Kalas has revealed he'd have been keen on a return to Middlesbrough in the summer. But the promise of regular football as a first choice centrehalf at Bristol City tempted him...
Life Is Different Now I'm a Dad. on My Last Trip I Was More Homesick Than Ever; Fatherhood Is a New Adventure for Naturalist TV Presenter and Writer Steve Backshall as LAURA CONNOR Discovers
Byline: LAURA CONNOR VENOMOUS snakes, scorpions and Strictly Come Dancing judges - Steve Backshall has come face to face with the deadliest creatures on the planet during his TV expeditions. But nothing could prepare him for the biggest adventure...
Light Bulb Moments; Splash out on Some More Unusual Bulbs Which Will Add a Riot of Colour and Form to Your Garden in Spring, Says HANNAH STEPHENSON
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON IF YOU want lashings of spring and early summer colour, but fancy something more unusual than the standard daffodils and tulips which are abundant in garden centres, take a look at some of the more exotic bulbs to plant...
Locals Are Calling It 'Asthma Park' COUNCILLOR'S CLAIMS OVER MARTON CRAWL FUMES
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter james.cain@reachplc.com @JIMMYMCAIN A CHILDREN'S play park has been nicknamed "Asthma Park" because of exhaust fumes from the Marton Crawl, a council has heard. The claim was made by Cllr Jon Rathmell,...
Luxury Down to a Tee; JULIE BAYLEY Enjoys Three Days of Great Golf, Fantastic Food and Family Fun in Surrey
Byline: JULIE BAYLEY One of the hotel's elegant bedrooms SOME weekend breaks live long in the memory and, for me, a two-night stay at Foxhills Club and Resort in Surrey will be one of them. From superb gastronomy and elegant rooms to exceptional...
Masterminds
1. 2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK since records began over a century ago, tying with which years? 2. Chris Evans has announced he will be leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show at end of the year to host which station's equivalent?...
Minute Briefing
Wildlife TV host dies WILDLIFE presenter Johnny Kingdom has been described as "one of the last true characters of rural Britain" following his death at the age of 79. The film-maker, photographer and author - who specialised in his local area of...
Mixed Views on Coffee Shop and Bar Plans; CONCERNS AS SITE IS NEXT DOOR TO LISTED CHURCH
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter james.cain@reachplc.com @JIMMYMCAIN St Mark's Church, Marske PLANS to open a micro bar next door to a Grade-2 listed church have split opinion - and even the bellringers have got involved. The application...
More Than PS9m for Development Still Unspent by Councils
Byline: ALEX METCALFE Local democracy reporter alex.metcalfe@reachplc.com @Mecs_ldr MORE than PS9m of money handed over to councils by developers has gone unspent on Teesside in the past five years. Constructors give the money - known as Section...
Mum's Terror as Driver Smashes into Her Car; 'WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED'
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@reachplc.com @davey_huntley A MUM has spoken of the terrifying moment an alleged stolen car smashed into her as she was driving along a stretch of road. Mum-of-three Becky Flynn was travelling along the A177...
Must-See Shows
STRICTLY COME DANCING LAUNCH SHOW 2018 TONIGHT, BBC1, 7.35PM IT'S not quite time to dust off those dancing shoes and spandex just yet - the new series proper of the pro-celebrity ballroom contest is still a couple of weeks away - but this launch show...
Next Step for Green Space Plan
Byline: JAMES CAIN Local democracy reporter james.cain@reachplc.com @JIMMYMCAIN TOP councillors have voted to progress with plans for more than 1,500 houses and a connecting road on a green space close to the A19. Now a three-month "enhanced...
No Actor Is Convinced That They're Fabulous; Joanna Lumley May Be Deemed Acting Royalty - but She Still Doubts Her Own Work. She Tells GEMMA DUNN That Apart from Becoming a 'Proper Granny', She Longs for a Performance She Is Happy With
Byline: GEMMA DUNN ARECENT visit from her granddaughter has got Joanna Lumley thinking. The famed actress - best known for her unforgettable portrayal of Patsy Stone in BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous - is considering a change. A transition from...
Opening Honours for Jean and Jean
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@reachplc.com @JONNYAMANNING FORTY jobs are set to be created following the opening of a new biomass plant at Wilton Engineering's site in Teesside. Stobart Energy has opened the new plant - which uses wood...
Ps50 Tipster Contest
SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes are again this season's sponsors and we look forward to giving away free bets every week. There is a weekly prize of PS50 which will be credited to your Ladbrokes account. No alternatives. The rules are the same as last...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE IF YOU'VE ever worried that you might be matching the wrong wine with the wrong food, or you're scared you'll mess up on your wine pairing knowledge when the in-laws visit, then do not fret. Apparently it's all right to go...
Roger Federer Sort of Looks like a Vampire in a Weird Way; Downton Abbey's Matthew Goode, 40, Tells GEMMA DUNN How He Used a Tennis Legend as Inspiration for His New Role as a Vampire in TV Drama A Discovery of Witches
Byline: GEMMA DUNN Why did you want to be a part of this project which is adapted from Deborah Harkness's bestselling book? I MET (producer) Jane Tranter, who is a force of nature. I've never known anyone to do a better take on a book that is 750...
Saville: 'Boro Are a Massive Club with Huge Ambition'
Byline: DOMINIC SHAW dominic.shaw@reachplc.com @DOMSHAWGAZETTE GEORGE Saville says the opportunity to move to Middlesbrough was too good to turn down. And the Boro new boy is looking forward to starting work under his "effective" new boss Tony...
Share the Celebs' Holiday Hideaway; Swap the Busy Greek Islands for a Beach Break on the Mainland in Halkidiki, Says DECLAN WARRINGTON
Byline: DECLAN WARRINGTON AS WE sail through the clear, warm waters of Sithonia, on the Greek peninsula of Halkidiki, I move towards the front of the boat and lie down on some cushions to bask in the sun. Sandy beaches stretch all around me,...
Shutting Up Shop
Byline: ALICE CACHIA The rise of internet shopping continues to hit our high streets he UK has been losing an average of more than four shops every day. TA report from retail experts the Local Data Company (LDC) shows 47,636 retail and leisure...
Some Old Friends Return to Forum
Byline: CAROL WHITE ULTIMATE WINDOWS-sponsored Billingham Stars kick off their National Ice Hockey League North Cup campaign tomorrow evening at the Forum when an 'old friend' visits Teesside for the first time in over two decades - Murrayfield...
STARS ALL SET TO STRUT THEIR FUNKY STUFF; It's Time for Glitter, Glam and Fake Tan. MARION MCMULLEN Gets Ready for the Strictly Come Dancing Launch PICK OF THE WEEK STRICTLY COME DANCING Tonight BBC1, 7.35pm
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN FORMER Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts is purring at the thought of throwing herself into the Strictly Come Dancing world. "Well the show is obviously amazing," says the 36-year-old American enthusiastically. "I'm excited...
Suite Dreams Are Made of This; SUPPORT FOR FIONA AFTER SHE TAKES SOFA FROM HOUSE OF FRASER STORE
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@reachplc.com @davey_huntley "GOOD for her" was the overwhelming response after Fiona Boston took action into her own hands when her dreams of a new sofa turned into a nightmare. The Stockton mum bought the...
Tail Hangs on to Give Durham Battling Draw
DURHAM'S tail dug deep to earn a draw on day four of their captivating Specsavers County Championship match at Edgbaston. Set 218 to win from 41 overs, Durham were fancying their chances but four wickets from Warwickshire's Olly Stone helped reduce...
Time to Bed in Some Cheery Winter Plants
AS POTS of tired summer bedding are tipped onto the compost heap to make way for autumn and winter flowers, there are certain things you should do now to ensure your container plants for the cooler months get off to a good start. | PROVIDE GOOD...
Trending
NAOMI CAMPBELL IT MAY have been the GQ Men of the Year awards on Wednesday night but the guys were in serious danger of being eclipsed by the girls on the red carpet. Case in point Naomi, right, who was named Fashion Icon of the Year. STRICTLY COME...
Truce Is Called in Danish Player Row
Byline: ANTHONY VICKERS anthony.vickers@trinitymirror.com @Untypicalboro MARTIN Braithwaite and the Denmark team are poised for a return to international action after calling a truce in the bitter cash row with their national FA. Braithwaite...
TV Films of the Week
1 SOLACE Tonight, Film4, 9pm JOHN CLANCY (Anthony Hopkins) has become a recluse since the death of his daughter and the breakdown of his marriage. Former FBI colleague Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his partner Katherine Cowles (Abbie Cornish)...
TV Soaps
MAUREEN'S A NOT-SO super gran CORONATION STREET ITV CORONATION Street is famous for its sharptongued battleaxes: from Ena Sharples to Deirdre Barlow's mother Blanche Hunt. Veteran actress Maureen Lipman looks set to join this illustrious list when...
Vividly Real and Moving. but These Teens Have Big Dreams; WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THE MIGHTY REDCAR?
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@reachplc.com @davey_huntley THE Mighty Redcar - the BBC documentary that follows aspiring youths in the seaside town - has earned rave reviews. The first episode of four aired on Thursday night and it has already...
Woman Faces Jail If She Keeps Annoying Others; 37-Year-Old Must Not Play Loud Music, Shout Excessively or Loiter While Drunk
Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@reachplc.com @davey_huntley A WOMAN could be jailed for playing music after a court order to stop her annoying other people. Angela Queen was given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) at Teesside Magistrates'...
YOUR VIEW; Michelle O'Rourke Chief Officer at My Sisters Place Talks about Big Brother and 'That' Incident
WHETHER you are an avid Big Brother fan or not you couldn't have got to Saturday without seeing, hearing or being tagged in some social media debate about the 'incident' between Roxanne Pallet and Ryan Thomas. There is no denying that this was not...
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