Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tears, Cheersaand Survivors

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tears, Cheersaand Survivors

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The big events that shaped 2005 are put under the spotlight.

January

A tragic start to 2005 with two people dying after fire broke out above Triads shop in Albert Road, Middlesbrough.

A MAN was held by police after a son made the grim find of his dad Jack Carter's body in a house in New Marske. Jack had MS and was beaten to death.

PASSENGER numbers are set to treble and 2,500 jobs be created under a pounds 56m expansion at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

AN emotional moment for Joan Scott who welcomed back daughter Charlotte, who with friend Jenna Kirton survived the Boxing Day tsumami. Also saved was the 23 year-old daughter of Boro legend Eric McMordie, Lindsay.

GALES left chaos in the region with damaged buildings and flooding.

POLICE give an ultimatum to yobs in a major blitz on drunken teenagers on Teesside. A powerful dispersal order and curfew is being slapped on Middlesbrough's Gresham Ward.

A MULTI-million-pound investment would be poured into Able UK's Teesside yard creating more than 700 jobs if planners approve controversial Ghost Ship plans.

THE first picture of mum Sue Capes and tiny twins George and Oliver Chapman-Capes, home just weeks after they were separated at birth on Christmas Day when tiny George was rushed for extra care to North Tees Hospital.

JOHN Carr, 34, died after a fight outside the White Horse pub in Loftus.

THE Gazette reveals the faces of Teesside's most wanted men as police chiefs urge readers to act as extra eyes and ears to help bring them to justice.

STOCKTON motorists face four months of traffic mayhem as the Princess of Wales Bridge is closed to traffic for four months.

A CRAZED lover who stabbed his girlfriend 16 times then turned the knife on himself after she rejected him, was jailed for ten years. Martin Shaw carried out a "prolonged and frenzied" stabbing on 21-year-old Hazel Robinson of Ingleby Barwick, who was left on the brink of death.

FEBRUARY

TRUANCY rates in Middlesbrough are twice the national average at 2.23pc.

TEESSIDE boss Martin West who preyed on the elderly was branded "a thoroughly dishonest man" by a judge for his high-pressure sales techniques, which frightened them into buying his alarm systems. West said to earn "at least pounds 10,000 a month," was given seven, six-month concurrent jail sentences and fined pounds 1,000 with pounds 13,009 costs.

FORMER prisoner of war, 85-year-old Joe McCamley from Redcar got a replacement set of campaign medals thanks to fellow veteran Jeff Carroll of Guisborough's Military Shop.

BORO star Stewart Downing's debut for England against Holland at Villa Park will be a family affair with a mini-bus full of relatives heading to the match.

TEESSIDE grocery millionaire Steven Bell, who sold Bells Stores to Sainsbury's for pounds 22m a year ago, is buying Chapters hotel and restaurant in Stokesley. …

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