Thursday, August 22, 2019
INTERVIEW BY DAVE ALLAN PICTURES BY DOUG MOODY Stand-up comedian Patrick Monahan is an Irish Iranian-come-Teessider, now living in London. Born in Ahvaz in Iran, his family moved to Redcar when he was just three. After a brief stay in Guisborough,...

Artisan of Art

We talk to the Boro legend’s daughter achieving goals of her own... WORDS: JOANNE BARRETT PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH By her own admission Lucy Pittaway is a wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of a person. And there’s no doubt about it, that maxim absolutely shines through in...
INTERVIEW BY LOU MURRAY PICTURES BY DOUG MOODY A bestselling author who grew up in Eaglescliffe, Adele Parks has 18 published books to her name, with sales of more than 3.5 million. She describes her style as racy rom-com. Her latest...
WORDS: MICHAEL MCGEARY PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH She’s lit up Bollywood and now has her sights set on conquering Hollywood, but self-proclaimed “northern lass” Preeti Desai loves nothing more than coming back home for a hike up Roseberry Topping and to snack...
INTERVIEW BY CARRIE COSGROVE PICTURES BY DOUG MOODY After finding fame as Jet on TV’s Gladiators, hosting the mid-morning show on BBC Tees and becoming a qualified psychotherapist, Diane Youdale has come a long way from gymnastics classes at the Billingham...

Psycho-therapy

Teesside fashionista Steve Cochrane takes to the couch to reveal his innermost thoughts about his thriving business… WORDS: ADAM STEEL PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH Steve Cochrane is in triumphant mood as we sit down in the boardroom of his flagship Middlesbrough premium fashion...
Nunthorpe-born Kirsten O’Brien has never been far away from the airwaves, with her TV and radio work constantly busy. We caught up with Kirsten at the beautiful Grade I-listed Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough, close to where she grew up... INTERVIEW...
Tees gold medallist swimmer Aimee Willmott talks to Tees Life co-editor Martin Walker… Gold Coast swimming heroine Aimee Willmott reckons a 50-metre pool for Teesside could help unearth future stars of the sport. The 25-year-old, who won gold at the Commonwealth...
WORDS: MICHAEL MCGEARY PICTURES: MARTIN WALKER She’s dined with the Queen, interviewed some of the biggest names in show business and counts Ant and Dec among her friends, but Pam Royle remains very much a North Yorkshire girl at heart. For 35...
Joe Hammill is frontman of popular Tees band Cattle & Cane, where he plays alongside siblings Helen and Fran, while he is also enjoying an increasingly successful career as a songwriter. Now Cattle and Cane are set to be joined on stage...

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