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 25, 2008

A Fine Mess, Stanley! Four-Midable Moor Take Derby Spoils from RAFA DTE Consett Sunday League
SOUTH MOOR enjoyed a 4-0 derby victory over Stanley RAFA in Division One, Daniel Craggs and Mark Eccles helping themselves to two goals each. There are always plenty of goals when Chester Whitehills are involved - and their second Division clash...
A Grades for Attendance; Pupils Rewarded with Special Night for 100% Turn-Out
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter STAR pupils who haven't missed a day of school in a year have been rewarded. More than 1,300 students from across Newcastle were praised for their 100% attendance records at a special event at the Metro...
Alice in Garden Wonder Land; the Grand Winner in the Chronicle's Me and My Garden Competition Has Been Announced. LIZ LAMB Reports Gardens ME & MY GARDEN
Byline: LIZ LAMB SHE has battled for 13 years to transform her garden from a 'bombsite' to a haven of colour. Now Alice Dodd can reap the rewards of her hard work after winning the Chronicle's Me and My Garden competition. Held in conjunction...
A Shopping City and More; Armed with Her Santa Lists, ANGELA UPEX Visits Edinburgh for Shopping and Sightseeing
Byline: ANGELA UPEX THE run-up to Christmas can be extremely fraught and, as every parent knows, organisation is the key to success. I was determined not to suffer the absolute panic of last year, scouring endless shops for the elusive Nintendo...
Athletic Brave but Not in the Running; Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth Lg Under-Nine and Under-10 Divisions REPORTS FROM AROUND SUNDAY'S JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUES
HARRATON Athletic put up a spirited display before going down 5-2 to Leam Rangers in the Under-Nine Premier League. Large bagged both the Washington side's goals, but strikes from Foster, Brown and a superb hat-trick from Seddon completed the scoring...
Bates' Selection Plans Are Hit Hard by Injuries
STEVE BATES reckons he might struggle to rest some of his big names against Gloucester next week - for fear he will run out of bodies. Falcons rugby director Bates was left to count the cost of last night's EDF Cup defeat to Wasps in terms of casualties...
Bay Watch York in FA Cup Meeting; GRASSROOTS SPORT STARTS WITH GIRLS FOOTBALL
WHITLEY Bay face York City in the third qualifying round of the FA Women's Cup at Hillheads tomorrow (2.00). Both teams are in the North East Regional Premier Division and both have come through two qualifying rounds to meet at this stage. The...
BIG JOE PUMPS UP THE BASS; Toon Boss Kinnear Hails New Boy Seba
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR looks as though he is going to make a success out of a player his predecessor Kevin Keegan did not appear to rate. And if he does, then Newcastle United will have picked up a real snip in...
Blunder as Jail Releases Wrong Man; MANHUNT AS DURHAM PRISON LETS OUT SON INSTEAD OF DAD
Byline: By KERRY WOOD A MANHUNT has been launched after bungling prison officers released the wrong man. The foul-up at Durham Prison led to suspected thief Terence Clegg Jnr, 23, being freed from the the jail instead of his dad Terence Clegg...
Bowman on Target as Amici Are Shot Down; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
NORTH Shields Formica kept their Premier Division title hopes alive with a 3-1 win at Forest Hall Amici. Again it was hotshot striker Andy Bowman who gave the Amici rearguard a rough time, scoring one of the goals, with Shaun Smith and Paul Towns...
Business Park Gets Go-Ahead; TRAFFIC AGREEMENT REACHED
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor A BUSINESS park expected to create hundreds of jobs for Tyneside has got the green light from planners. The development at Newcastle Airport led to protests by residents of nearby Woolsington Village, concerned...
Changes Should Not Affect Our Game
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer HABIB BEYE says managerial and boardroom upheaval will never be used as an excuse for poor performances at Newcastle United. Despite United's turbulent start to the season, Beye is still confident the...
Cheats' Charter If Ban Had Stood; FA Right to Overturn a Woeful Decision SUPER MAC SHOOTING FROM THE LIP
Byline: MAC THE cause of Premier League referees has been greatly sullied this week by first Rob Styles and then Graham Poll over the St James's Park affair. Styles got it very wrong when he sent off Habib Beye and awarded Manchester City a penalty....
Derbies Bring out a Whole Variety of Emotions; Former Managers Share Their Memories of Derby Day in the Hottest Seats Ball: Defeat Hurts - and the Pain Lasts
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER KEVIN BALL admits the memory of his derby defeat as Sunderland manager still hurts to this day. As a player, the former Black Cats skipper experienced the highs and lows of derby wins and defeats against Newcastle, but...
Derbies Bring out a Whole Variety of Emotions; Former Managers Share Their Memories of Derby Day in the Hottest Seats Roeder: Victory Was My Best
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer FORMER Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder has revealed the joy of his derby day success over Sunderland - and the pain it has since caused him. The travelling Toon Army gave Roeder a deserved standing...
Double Chance for the Warriors
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors again chase points on two fronts this weekend. They made the journey up to Glasgow this afternoon for an Northern League clash with Paisley Pirates, before hosting Billingham Bombers tomorrow (6.30pm) in...
Full of Faith in His Cause; Geoff Platt Has Dedicated His Life to the Salvation Army and Met Everyone from the Queen to Tony Blair. Now in His Seventies, He Is Continuing to Keep Memories of the Organisation's Work on Tyneside Alive, as LIZ LAMB and SANDHYA BANERJEE Discover
Byline: LIZ LAMB and SANDHYA BANERJEE I HAVE seen some terrible cases over the years," says 72-year-old Geoff Platt as he reflects on his time working for the Salvation Army on Tyneside. "The letters and cards that I still get now from people...
Give Short Shrift to This EDF Cup Farce!
Byline: Nick Purewal's MATCH ANALYSIS Falcons 13 Wasps 26 THE acronyms must go. The EDF, the ELVs, all these shorthand notation forms covering the vagaries of English professional rugby are confusing for even the hardiest supporter, so...
Greener Approach Proves to Be Doubly Healthy for House; North East Sunday League REPORTS FROM THE REGION'S SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES
RED HOUSE were 5-0 winners over Wallsend Engineers in their delayed Charlie Taylor Cup tie, Chris Greener scoring twice. The remaining Justsport Centenary game saw Ian Mills snatch the only goal to give Walker Jubilee victory over Crofters Lodge....
Heavy Defeat Leaves Bird Inn Anything but Chirpy! Gateshead and District Sunday League
BIRD INN are having a rough time at the moment - and it did not get any better against Dunston Social. Carl Pennington hit four and Chris Douglas two in the first half to leave Bird Inn reeling. In the second period, the biggest cheer was reserved...
Ice Hockey: Big Mac Ready to Do Battle
Byline: By LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE Vipers enforcer Chris McAllister has revealed he is ready to put his body on the line in the name of victory for his side this weekend. The Vipers travel to Hull Stingrays tonight before an intriguing home fixture...
I Need Your Help; LITTLE TILLY STILL NEEDS ASSISTANCE TO REALISE HER DREAM
Byline: By ALASTAIR CRAIG LITTLE meningitis battler Tilly Lockey needs your help. Next month, Newcastle's Centre for Life will host an appeal for volunteers to get involved in the campaign to fund Tilly's new hands. The lives of her parents...
Joined in Pain; BEREAVED STAR AND MURDER VICTIM'S MUM TEAM UP
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY TOON star Obafemi Martins is backing the mother of murdered teenager Samantha Madgin in her fight to help victims' families. The Newcastle United striker was so moved after hearing of Alison Madgin's quest to help those...
Letter: Chaos Is the Proposal Here
Byline: JASON SMITH THE letter from Coun Pat Hillicks ("We'll Stand Up for the West Road", October 22) failed to answer my call for her to support the campaign against the West Road plans. She has made it clear that Lib Dem backbenchers and executive...
Match Is Taylor Made for a Victory over the RAOB; Snergy Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League
BLYTH Town Sunday went down 4-0 at Ashington RAOB in the Premier Division. Glen Taylor was the star of the show with three goals, the fourth coming from Dean Reay. Monkseaton Hunting Lodge lost 3-0 at Blyth Comrades. Strikes for the Comrades...
New Look but It's an Old Favourite; FORMER HEAD RETURNS TO PERFORM HONOURS
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter A VIP made an emotional return to open a revamped Tyneside school. The new-look Canning Street Primary, in Wellfield Road, Newcastle, was unveiled to parents and children by the school's former headteacher,...
No Easy Way Back to the Toon for KK; GIBBO ON SATURDAY
Byline: GIBBO FOR those Geordies who demonstrated so vehemently against Mike Ashley's Cockneys and still dream of a return of Messiah Kevin Keegan, a sobering word of caution. Because while Keith Harris tries manfully but so far unsuccessfully...
PARKING MAD; Claim Council Staff Have Been Let off Charges
TRADERS today accused a council of double standards after ticket machines outside the authority's offices were covered up. North Tyneside Council has raked in around pounds 1m in parking charges since taking over enforcement last year. Shop owners...
Pop Star's Brother Back in Trouble; CHARGE OF MOTOR INTERFERENCE
Byline: By LIZ WALKER THE brother of Girls Aloud star Cheryl Tweedy is once again back in trouble with the law. Former glue-sniffer Andrew Tweedy was locked up for four years in 2005 for mugging a teenager. But the 28-year-old, not long released...
Remember When: Store Wars Broke out over Stamps; Reward Scheme Divided North East's Retailers
Byline: RAY MARSHALL IT WAS 1962 and trading stamps had been slowly infiltrating the British market since 1958 - but the controversy over gift stamps was about to explode on the North East shopping scene. Green Shield Stamps, based on a long-standing...
RESIDENTS' SHOCK AS FITNESS CENTRE REVEALED AS CRIME DEN; Drugs Haul and Fireworks Seized in Gym Swoop
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON IT SOLD itself as a bastion of health and fitness, but inside was hidden a world of crime. Suspected Class A drugs, steroids, and illegal fireworks were all uncovered during a police swoop on Birtley Gym, Gateshead. ...
Sacrifices Honoured; YOUNG AND OLD COME TOGETHER TO LAUNCH POPPY APPEAL
Byline: By LIZ WALKER THEY may be generations apart but this pair joined together yesterday to launch Newcastle's 2008 Poppy Appeal. War veteran Alan Gregg from Chester-le-Street and Elle-May Morning, seven, from Westerhope Primary School, were...
Senior Side Gets Fell In
WHICKHAM Fellside's first ladies team is hoping to kick on with success this season. The Tyneside club already had 23 squads playing under its name, including under-11 and under-16 girls sides. Now a senior outfit has taken to the field, the...
Sharks Tear into Eagles' Defence; Shock Home Defeat Is Bitter Pill to Swallow
Byline: By PAULNILSEN Newcastle Eagles 81 Sheffield Sharks 86 EAGLES ace Trey Moore has admitted last nights shock 81-86 home defeat to Sheffield Sharks is a major wake-up call for the reigning league champions. The classy Moore tried all...
Team Northumbria a Force for Future - Burgess
HOMEGROWN star Vicky Burgess is confident her new colleagues will put the 'team' into Team Northumbria as Super League netball returns to Tyneside. The wing attack cannot wait to run out in front of a home court crowd for the first time this season...
The Past Brought Back to Life; NEW MUSEUM CHARTS TOWN'S HISTORY
Byline: By LAURA CAROE FROM the days of early man, to smuggling and shipbuilding. The history of a borough is coming to life with a new gallery. Charting times from the Bronze Age to the 20th Century, Changing Faces at South Shields Museum...
The Times They Are a Changing; with the Official End of British Summer Time Early Tomorrow Morning, Reporter ALASTAIR CRAIG Looks at How the Dark Days of Winter Meet with a Dark Response
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG DARKNESS will descend in the evenings, bringing with it criticism of a practice that splits opinion. Our clocks and watches will go back an hour at 2am tomorrow, marking the official end of British Summer Time. Put simply,...
Three Stabbed on North East Streets; Two Teenagers and a 22-Year-Old Man Injured
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY and KATY SIMPSON A NIGHT of violence saw three people stabbed on Tyneside, including two teenagers. A 14-year-old, 16-year-old and 22-year-old are all recovering today after the spate of stabbings last night. The...
Turn It Down; Nuisance Neighbour Booted Out
Byline: By ALASTAIR CRAIG HER round-the-clock music tormented neighbours. For six weeks, Tammy Wears' constant beats drove residents in her block of flats to despair. The 20-year-old would blast out hits day and night in Baxterwood Court,...
TV Critic
Byline: LIZ LAMB MICHAEL Jackson is one of the world's greatest singers. OK, he is slightly wacky and his personal life is somewhat bizarre, but you can't deny his talent. So I was looking forward to last week's X Factor when it was billed...
Urfa Fail to Conquer the Castle; Under-11-under-13 Divisions
CASTLE Park scored a 3-1 victory over Caer Urfa in the Under-11 Premier League. Brunton bagged a hat-trick for the Sunderland lads, Bennett scoring a consolation goal for the South Shields side. Hebburn Athletic looked impressive in registering...
Vent Your Spleen
HAS the world gone mad? In Jesmond, Newcastle City Council has erected huge lampposts. They have been there for several weeks, but there are no lights on the top of them. It's like having a telephone box without a telephone or a zebra crossing without...
Victors in Lyne for Run in Cup; Morpeth Sunday League REPORTS FROM THE REGION'S SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES
LYNEMOUTH progressed in the Lewin Cup as they won their firstround clash at home to Linton and Woodhorn SC 4-2. Kevin Bell and Kevin Rainbow were on target for the visitors, but goals from Tom Brotherton, Iain Nickalls, David Brown and Stephen Gibbard...
Wagg Bags the North's Winner; Junior Football Extra
NORTHUMBER LAND FA Under-18s have made a promising start to their season, winning both of their opening group matches in the Northern Counties Championship. After beating Cumberland 4-0 at home, John Kiddie's side travelled to face Manchester FA...
Yours for Just a Few Million! LA SAGESSE SCHOOL IS ON THE MARKET FOR Pounds 5m
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter BIDS are expected soon on the pounds 5m sale of a former private school. There's been huge interest in the former school, La Sagesse, in Newcastle, since it went on the market just over a week ago....