Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

20 Years Ago

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

20 Years Ago

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Unitary authority set to be rebuffed DISTRICT councils in Cleveland seemed set to reject the idea of a single unitary authority for the county. Cleveland was to be one of the first areas examined by the Local Government Commission, which was to produce recommendations for the restructuring of Cleveland. (Cleveland was abolished in 1996).

Testimonial match hit by fighting POLICE played down the fighting between Middlesbrough and Celtic fans which tainted Tony Mowbray's testimonial match. More than 20,000 people attended Ayresome Park to pay tribute to the ex-Boro hero, including a vast army of 10,000 Scottish supporters who arrived in a fleet of coaches.

Stores set to defy Sunday legal threat STORES in Middlesbrough were to open their doors on Sundays despite the renewed threat of legal action. Sainsbury, B&Q, and Food Giant were among the stores who were to flout the Sunday opening laws. Middlesbrough Council decided to take legal action but not impose an injunction. …

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