Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The 'Worst' Best Man Told Cancer Lies; REVIEW OF THE YEAR: PART 3

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The 'Worst' Best Man Told Cancer Lies; REVIEW OF THE YEAR: PART 3

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JULY | One of the biggest stories in July was the opening of the Alpamere water park in Scarborough.

Readers got the chance to hear about slides including the Black Hole, a slide that is the first of its kind, and was estimated that the riders would be able to achieve speeds of up to 50km per hour.

Another big story concerning Alpamere was the first look inside it. The Gazette managed to get a sneak peek of the PS14m alpine-themed waterpark.

The water park in Scarborough is expected to attract more than half a million visitors a year, and created around 100 new jobs.

| The Gazette gained access to Holme House Prison to take a look inside the typical prison cell of an inmate.

But the Rita Hayworth and Raquel Welch posters of famous prison movie The Shawshank Redemption had been replaced with the likes of a bikini-clad Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games.

|A small cafe that serves up healthy meals was threatened with legal action for advertising itself as Slimming World-friendly.

No Sins Cafe, on Roman Road, Linthorpe, opened last spring offering healthy, low-calorie meals, but Julie Goodenough, the cafe's owner, was stunned to receive a letter from the slimming company demanding she remove all traces of Slimming World from her premises.

AUGUST | A man was shot by police after pointing a fake gun at officers in Middlesbrough.

Police were told that a man had been seen possibly in possession of a firearm on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough.

Police traced the man, who pointed the firearm at himself and at police officers, leading them to fire a baton round. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

|X Factor winner James Arthur was taken to hospital after being bottled while on a night out at a popular seaside town pub. …

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