Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 25, 2007

Basketball: It's Olu to Play for Admits Baba
Byline: By PAUL NILSEN NEWCASTLE Eagles forward Olu Babalola has spoken of his frustration and heartache at the inconsistency that has blighted his roller-coaster career. The Londoner has admitted that despite being the toast of Tyneside, having...
Fashion: Prize Is Right for Glamour Girl Amy; When a Dad Won a Raffle for a Chronicle Makeover He Nominated His Young Daughter for a Day of Pampering. SUHAINE STEVENS Has the Details
Byline: SUHAINE STEVENS Thanks to England's WAGs, football and fashion now go hand in hand, though admittedly there have been fashion faux pas along the way. So it was no surprise that the chance to win a Chronicle makeover at a recent NUFC charity...
Football: Former Toon Star's Fake Match Scam; GIBBO'S WORLD JOHN GIBSON'S SPORTING SLANT
Byline: JOHN GIBSON FORMER Newcastle United star Dave Hilley has been brought to book over organising illegal soccer games while holidaying on Spain's Costa Brava. Hilley has actually blown the whistle on himself and his fellow rebel footballers...
Football: Hart Fail to Beat in League Opener; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
NEWLY-PROMOTED Premier Division side New Hartley started their campaign with a baptism of fire. They found it tough going against North Shields Billy Mill, who ran out 5-2 winners with Ritchie Craven hitting a hat-trick and further strikes from...
Football: Owen Close to a Net Result; Super Mac SHOOTING FROM THE LIP
Byline: JOHN GIBSON I'M CONVINCED that all it's going to take to spark off everything for Newcastle United is a Michael Owen goal - and that it will come at Middlesbrough tomorrow. I know a little bit about goalscorers and as I sat and watched...
Football: Wilson Leave It So Late to Level; Gateshead and District Sunday League
HONOURS ended even in a clash of two of the Premier League's wannabes. Travellers Rest entertained Thomas Wilson and the Wilson scored early on. Debutant Colin Scandal was brought down after latching on to a Neil Bowman through-ball, and Grant...
Letter: YOUR SHOUT: Moral Fibre of Society Crumbling
Byline: J M A FEW days ago I submitted a letter predicting things would only get worse where lawlessness was concerned, little realising that the young life of Rhys Jones, pictured, was to be so cruelly extinguished while he practised his football...
Life's a Beach as Successful Gcse Pupils Celebrate in Style; It's Party Time
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR HUNDREDS of pupils celebrated their GCSE results with a beach party. In high spirits after achieving the best results, around 500 16-year-olds descended on Tynemouth beach. And their hard work earned them a day of...
Living It Up in the Lakes; A Couple of Days in the Beautiful Lake District Was a Great Opportunity for Some Relaxation, Good Food and Unbeatable Scenery. DEBBIE WARD Reports
Byline: By DEBBIE WARD MUCH as we love and dote on our two-year-old son, it was a great moment when the grandparents kindly agreed to babysit for two nights so that we could take a break in the Lake District. The Regent by the Lake hotel at Waterhead...
Memories of Diana Dominate the Small Screen; TV CRITIC
Byline: GORDAN BARR HINDSIGHT is a wonderful thing. What might have beens... if onlys... maybe ifs... how things could have worked out oh so differently with the benefit of it... There was little doubt that the little box - or these days more...
Rugby League: A New Ball Game - and Aussies Rule
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL GATESHEAD Thunder have turned to a whole different ball game in a bid to ease the pressure as they prepare for one of their toughest tasks of the season. Battered and bruised, this was always likely to be a week of no...
Taking Centre Stage; for Three Decades Donald McBride Has Been a Stalwart of Newcastle's Live Theatre, Meeting Many Famous Faces along the Way. Here He Talks to GRAHAM ROBSON
Byline: GRAHAM ROBSON IT was apt that actor Donald McBride won a part in the award-winning film Billy Elliot, based as it was on a story about a miner's son beating the odds, and emerging a star in the world of arts. Just like Billy, Donald is...
Toon Offer Is on the Ball; Free Cup Games Link to Season Ticket Buys
Byline: By NICK WHITTEN Industrial Reporter nick.whitten@ncjmedia.co.uk TOON chairman Chris Mort today revealed his delight over Newcastle United's cup ticket giveaway. Newcastle United is offering anyone buying a season ticket free admission...
YOUR SHOUT: Chronicle Live; on the Chroniclelive Online Forum, Readers Are Discussing Elvis and Culture. Join in the Debate at Chroniclelive.Co.Uk/haveyoursay
The Plumber: I NEVER understood the whole City of Culture thing. Just seems like an excuse to spend other people's money to me. I hate my city now. I am born and bred a Geordie but this city is something I don't recognise any more. I am in my 20s,...