Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A daily newspaper covering the news, politics, crime, sports, and business of the Newcastle and North East regions of England. Also features profiles of local newsmakers and celebrity news.

Articles from October 24, 2008

A Lasting Tribute; Bulbs to Bloom for Cancer Victims
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY TEN thousand snowdrops will bloom in memory of the victims of asbestosrelated cancer. The flowers will be planted by three councils supporting The Snowdrop Fund, which was set up by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research...
Armed for a Real Thriller; IRON MAN (Cert 12, 121 Mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Action/Comedy/Romance, Also Available to Buy DVD Pounds 19.99/two-Disc DVD Pounds 24.99/blu-Ray Pounds 29.99) Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir. ***** DVD
INVENTOR and consummate playboy Tony Stark (Downey Jr) is CEO of global weapons manufacturing business Stark Industries. During a demonstration of the devastating Jericho missile close to Bagram air base in Afghanistan, insurgents capture Tony and...
Big-Gun Releases
IT'S A fantastic week for gamers, with some real crackers coming on to the market as the Christmas hustle begins. Little Big Planet is an incredibly unique and entertaining experience on PS3, while Far Cry 2 is about as good as first-person shooters...
Easy Rider; MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW Drives the Hyundai I30 Estate and Finds It Very User-Friendly
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW WHILE there are many cars that provide room and space to warrant family-carrying credentials, my favourite still remains the good old estate. The number of estate cars continues to grow and one of the latest is the...
Eyes on the Road; JACKIE VIOLET Comes to the Support of Those Dedicated People, Lollipop Ladies - and Gents
Byline: JACKIE VIOLET IF YOU ever thought road rage was just between two irate drivers losing the plot with each other, think again. The most unlikely target is, would you believe, those wonderful, committed, dedicated people - lollipop ladies...
Fans' Eyes Adore Him; GEORDIE FRANKIE VALLI NOW HAS ALBUM ON THE WAY ANGEL EYES All the Talk of the Toon
IT'S all go for Ryan Molloy, the Geordie golden boy of London's West End. Currently wowing audiences as Frankie Valli in The Jersey Boys, he is also in negotiations to lengthen his contract for another year. On top of that, he is set to realise...
Geordie Pride; Nursery Children Celebrate North East Culture
YOUNG children at a North East nursery have been learning about all things Geordie. The tots at Burnside First School in Cramlington have spent the week looking at the region's history and celebrating what it's famous for. To understand what...
Guide to Bagging a Good Deal; Bargains Galore on Offer
Byline: STEVE HUGHES IF EVERY cloud has a silver lining, then the current credit crunch means bargains galore for new and used car buyers. Price guide specialists Parker's has highlighted some of the best buys in its latest guide. Here STEVE HUGHES...
In the Shops
Title: NBA 2K9 Platform: Xbox 360 Price: pounds 39.99 THIS series of basketball games does battle with EA's offering and is a highly-competitive event generally, with gamers guaranteed to come out winners. This 2009 instalment from 2K Games seems...
Jazz Punches above Weight
Byline: By EDWARD STEPHENS SEEING is believing - a full-sized quad bike in the back of a supermini. But that's the new Honda Jazz for you. When the original Jazz was introduced in 2002 its Tardislike interior created by so-called "magic seats"...
Kia's Model Takes Root; INDIVIDUALITY - the Procee'd Is More Than Just a Three-Door Version of the Cee'd
Byline: By MIKE TORPEY IT MAY have one of the quirkiest names in the motor industry, but one thing's for sure - the cee'd is really starting to sprout. No car maker has raised its profile more than Kia in recent years and the Korean manufacturer's...
Low Emissions Lead to Savings; STEVE HUGHES Rounds Up the Week's Motoring News in a Nutshell
Byline: STEVE HUGHES MORE than a third of car buyers are aiming to save money by downsizing to a smaller car or switching to diesel, but in many cases they may be making the wrong decision. A survey by Glass's Guide suggests that 38% of motorists...
Mazda's New Heavy Weight Is a Big Sport; More Zoom Zoom for Your Money with the Restyled BT-50
Byline: By CHRIS RUSSON IT'S the Ute of the Year in Australia and now a refreshed version of Mazda's pick-up truck is on sale here. Restyled and revamped, the latest BT-50 utility has got more of Mazda's Zoom Zoom with a new three-litre turbo...
Men Arrested in Illegal Worker Raids; SWOOPS AFTER TIP-OFFS ABOUT CHIP SHOP AND BARBERS
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter SUSPECTED illegal workers were found at two Tyneside businesses. Officers from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) carried out a series of raids after receiving tipoffs about illegal immigrants being employed. At...
Pocket Rocket Fiesta Is Fab; MIKE TORPEY Gives His View on the New Ford Fiesta
Byline: MIKE TORPEY ASK any driver to name a Ford model and the majority would probably say Fiesta. The eason is simple. Most have either owned or driven one, and everyone knows someone who has one on the pathway or outside the gate. But then...
Pounds 5,000 Is Now Up for Grabs; FIRM CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF CHARITY WORK WITH CASH GIFT
Byline: By DAVID OLD POTS of cash are up for grabs for good causes. Workers at manufacturing firm Procter and Gamble are hoping to find five worthy causes to benefit from a Christmas boost. The firm is currently celebrating a century of charitable...
Pushy Mums Show the Weight to Go; Parents' Pram Workout
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON FORGET weightlifting and treadmills - these mums use babies in buggies to keep fit. Speed-walking mothers with prams are already a familiar site in Newcastle's Jesmond Dene, Gosforth, and Nunsmoor Park, Fenham. The...
Suzuki Gives Its Three-Door 4x4 New Look; Grand Vitara Gets More Powerful Engine and New Trim CHRIS RUSSON Drives the New Look Suzuki Grand Vitara, Britain's Only Three-Door SUV. This Is His Verdict
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON BRITAIN'S only three-door 4x4 is being beefed up by Suzuki. The new-look Grand Vitara now has a 2.4-litre petrol engine as well as trim changes. The new engine is a development of the two-litre currently available only in...
Thief Fails to Lie Low; PINT-SIZED BURGLAR IN COURT AGAIN FOR BREACH OF CURFEW
Byline: By ADAM JUPP HE'S the Mr Small of the Geordie underworld. But his small size has landed him in trouble after he left tiny footprints at the scene of a hospital burglary. Now pint-sized prowler Lee Kildare has been in bother again after...
Toyota Best Gets Better; Alistair Coull and Val Jessop Drive the Toyota Yaris Diesel
His view THE first-generation Yaris was a top performer for Toyota, with sales rising every year from its launch in 1999 to the point where it accounted for 25% of the brand's models sold in Europe. A hard act to follow, but the second generation...
Vision of Excellence; CLASSIC CARS with IAN JOHNSON This Weel: Anzani Squire
Byline: IAN JOHNSON THE 1930s produced some stunning designs, but one of the most impressive by far was the now very rare Squire, which was produced at Henley-on-Thames from 1934-1936. Here was a car that had greatness written all over it. Like...