Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from October 27, 2008

28 Years on, the Home Bragging Rights Return; James Hunter's Verdict
Byline: James Hunter IF a week is a long time in politics, 28 years is an eternity in football - just ask the Sunderland fans. That's how long the redand- whites have had to wait for a derby win on home turf. An entire generation has grown...
ALL SMILES; Beaming Mary's Grin Is the Best in Britain
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON GRINNING granny Mary Harrison is all smiles. In fact, she has every reason to after scooping top spot in a 'smile of the year' competition. The fun-loving 72-year-old might be a great-grandmother-of-three, but that...
An Explosion of Fun but Let's Keep It Safe; in Association with the NHS with Bonfire Night Just around the Corner, Safety Experts and NHS Workers in the North East Are Urging People to Be Extra Careful with Fireworks. SANDHYA BANERJEE Listened to the Advice and Safety Tips
Byline: SANDHYA BANERJEE CROWDS are ready to party as Bonfire Night celebrations are all set to explode across the North East. But, unfortunately, many people will put themselves at risk by recklessly handling fireworks, buying cheap, substandard...
Basket Ball: Defeat Gave Us Jolt We Needed
Byline: By PAUL NILSEN FAB Flournoy believes that the end of the 21-game winning streak at home was the kick up the backside needed in their charge towards another BBL title. The Eagles bounced back from that disappointment on Friday with a devastating...
Capital Show Thrills Fans
THE San Diego Chargers are ready to recommend London to other NFL teams despite losing yesterday's match at Wembley 37-32 to the New Orleans Saints. This was the second in a series of regular-season games the NFL plans to play in the capital and...
Consett Kepping Their Cool; SKILLTRAININGLTD NORTHERN LEAGUE
Byline: LINDOE CONSETT took over at the top of the First Division on Saturday night - but manager Kenny Lindoe was quick to point out that the picture can change quickly. Lindoe has now seen his side plunder 23 goals in their last five matches,...
Cricket: England Forced into a Rethink for Showdown
ENGLAND were today left to consider tinkering with their strategy and practice following last night's low-scoring win over Middlesex in the Stanford Super Series. The slow nature of the surface at the Coolidge ground dictated an attritional contest...
Daredevils; Crowds Turn out to Watch Extreme Sports Stars
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON EXTREME sports meant extreme fun for families on Tyneside. Surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX stunts were on display at the Xperience Festival, along Tynemouth's sea front, North Tyneside, yesterday. Shows...
Derby Loss Is Sho Agonizing
Byline: By LEE RYDER SHOLA AMEOBI has spoken of his despair after losing his first ever Wear- Tyne derby. The Toon striker netted the equaliser on Saturday before Sunderland battled back to nick their first win over United for 28 years. And...
Desert Is Looking like a Hot Favourite
DESERT Creek showed up well to finish second in a hot event on his debut earlier this month, and will surely go one better in the EBF Maiden Stakes at Yarmouth. The Refuse To Bend colt lost little in defeat when going down by a length and a quarter...
Dr Scott's SURGERY; in Association with the NHS
Byline: dr scott IF YOU have your car expertly and thoroughly maintained it will deliver better performance and last longer, and this is likely to save you money in the long run. This works for people too. When you have a medical condition, it...
Drug Dealer Could Be Booted out; MAN, 48, FACES EVICTION FROM COUNCIL HOUSE
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON DRUG dealer Colin Curry is on his last warning from housing bosses. The 48-year-old, of Wallace Gardens, in Gateshead's Springwell Estate, has been told he must keep a squeaky clean record of behaviour until at least...
Dr Who? No, He's Mikado; Former Dr Who Sylvester McCoy Takes the Title Role in the Mikado in Newcastle This Week. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Meets Him
ACTOR Sylvester McCoy is no stranger to Newcastle's Theatre Royal. He has played a variety of roles there over the years, most recently The Fool in the RSC's King Lear. Tomorrow, he intends to be in fine voice as The Mikado in the Carl Rosa production...
Durham Rescued by Smith Late Show
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON AN INJURY-TIME header from midfielder Calvin Smith earned Durham City a second bite of the cherry in the FA Cup against top-four Blue Square Premier outfit Histon. Reward for victory in Cambridgeshire tomorrow will give...
Egan's Anger as TN Pay for Errors
DENISE EGAN will demand her players pick up the pace in their bid to climb a steep learning curve after Team Northumbria were crushed by northern rivals Leeds Carnegie. On the day Co-operative Netball Super League action returned to Tyneside, too...
Ensuring Best Care; in Association with the NHS
NAME: Irene Young. AGE: I couldn't possibly say. JOB TITLE: Care homes end-of-life care project nurse for Newcastle Primary Care Trust. WHERE DO YOU WORK? I am based with the specialist palliative care team at Arthur's Hill Clinic but I...
Family Rocked by Terrifying Film of Teen on Net
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON SICK and twisted internet images of tragic schoolgirl Hayley Adamson have sent shockwaves through the community. Hundreds of horrified friends and family complained to YouTube after a terrifying film was posted on the...
FED UP OF CREDIT CRUNCH; Turbulent Times for Tyneside Restaurants Has Caused Concern among Caterers. despite His Business Being Unaffected, One Gateshead Cafe Owner Has Come Up with a Unique Solution to Sell Up and Move on. ROB PATTINSON Reports
WE ALL know eBay as the place to turn to for cut-price bargains. But have you ever considered logging on to the internet auction site to bid for a business? Well now's your chance. Fed up with life on Tyneside, cafe owner Paul Evans has put...
Football: MAGNIFIQUE; Cats Striker Hails Fans as the Driving Force Behind Victory
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER WEARSIDE hero Djibril Cisse hailed Sunderland's "magnifique" fans after the Black Cats' derby victory. Cisse scored Sunderland's 20th-minute opener and turned in a man-of-the-match display as the Black Cats beat bitter...
Gateshead Seal Cup Win at Last
Byline: By BILL MCGUIRK GATESHEAD Harriers claimed a Sherman Cup victory as Morpeth Harriers clinched the Davison Shield, awarded to the strongest overall women's team, at a windswept Temple Park, South Shields. Sunderland's Gavin Massingham...
Healthier Ways to Grow Older; in Association with the NHS You Are More Likely to Live Eight to 12 Years Longer If You Were Born in the North of Newcastle Rather Than the West, According to a Report by the Region's Director of Public Health. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Examines a Scheme Set to Tackle This Health Inequality
Byline: HELEN RAE LIFE begins at 50. That's the message from a special new project designed to get older people in Tyneside aging well. Set to be launched next month, Use It or Lose It - Ageing Well in Cruddas Park is the first event of a scheme...
Help's Just a Single Call Away; in Association with the NHS
DR MARIANNE Clarke, of NDUC, is a fully-qualified GP, having completed her registrar training two years ago. She is now a supervisor at Northern Doctors, helping other registrars to complete their speciality training to be a doctor, which includes...
Herbie's Return to Tyneside
HERBIE Hancock returns to The Sage Gateshead next month, one of only five UK venues on his tour. Multi-award winning Hancock has just completed a sell-out European tour and his appearance at The Sage Gateshead will, once again, allow the perfect...
I Felt like a Walking Time Bomb. I Didn't Sleep, I Was Afraid I Wouldn't Wake Up; Barmaid Raises Cash for Hospital after Brain Tumour
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY CHRISTINE Gorman will never again take her health for granted. One minute the barmaid was fit and well preparing for a family party. The next she was struck down with agonising pains in her head, the first signs she...
I Longed for This Baby All My Life but Lost It; in Association with the NHS While Most Pregnancies Result in the Birth of a Healthy Baby, Every Parent Knows That Unfortunately Some Don't. the Chronicle's Life Coach JAYNE GOLDSTONE Talks Openly for the First Time about Her Experience of Miscarriage
Byline: JAYNE GOLDSTONE SOME of you reading this feature today may already be familiar with my weekly column. Judging by the feedback I receive from readers, many know that I always write from the heart and from personal experience. Close...
Injuries Take Away Falcons' Advantage
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL STEVE BATES reckons Newcastle Falcons' mini injury glut could be an unwanted leveller during the Autumn internationals. Falcons rugby director Bates had November down as one of the vital Guinness Premiership battle grounds,...
Inspired by a Heroic Rescue; MUSEUM VISITORS TO CREATE GRACE EXHIBIT
Byline: By VINCE GLEDHILL VICTORIAN heroine Grace Darling is still inspiring artistic imaginations. This week visitors to her home village in Bamburgh, Northumberland, will be invited to make their own Grace Darling drawings, which will then...
I Will Decide If Barton Starts for Toon: Joe
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer A DEFIANT Joe Kinnear has insisted that he alone will decide whether Joey Barton gets his first start of the season when Newcastle United go in against West Brom at St James's Park tomorrow night. The...
Keane Hopes to Hold on to His Goal Hero
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER ROY KEANE hopes to convince derby hero Djibril Cisse to swap his love affair with Sunderland for a marriage next summer. Cisse scored the Black Cats' opening goal and turned in a manof- the-match performance as Sunderland...
Keane's Rallying Call for Players to Make History
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER ROY KEANE'S players answered the call of their boss to write themselves into the history books at the weekend. The Sunderland boss told his players that they had the chance to end the club's 28-year wait for a home derby...
Killed by Drinking; Sister's Tragic Account of One Man's Descent
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY HIS battle with the bottle was only ever going to end in tragedy. And abused by alcohol for 10 years, Christopher Liddle's body could take no more. When the 33-year-old finally succumbed to a decade of heavy drinking,...
Kinnear Hails His In-Form Ameobi
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer SHOLA AMEOBI took his tally for Newcastle United to 48 goals with his equaliser in Saturday's derby defeat by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. But the 27-year-old striker found that a few fingers...
Knifed after Being Asked for a Ciggie; Teenager Tells of His Wounding after Street Carnage
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON THIS brave teenager today told how he was knifed in the street -after an argument over a cigarette. Lee Ferguson, 14, was stabbed repeatedly with a kitchen knife when he refused to hand over a smoke to a man on the corner...
Lest We Forget Our Heroes; WORLD WAR TWO
AS servicemen and women continue to lose their lives and suffer horrendous injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, the annual Poppy Appeal remains as vital as ever. This year's theme "Serving those who Serve" emphasises the need to help men and women...
Letter: YOUR SHOUT - It's Time to Come Clean over Plans
Byline: BARRY PHILLIPSON LAST THREE LETTERS TO SUB PLEASE WITH reference to the letter you printed from Coun Pat Hillicks (Liberal Democrat, Westerhope) entitled We'll Stand up for the West Road. I broke the news regarding the proposal from the...
Letter: YOUR SHOUT - It's Time to Come Clean over Plans
Byline: BARRY PHILLIPSON WITH reference to the letter you printed from Coun Pat Hillicks (Liberal Democrat, Westerhope) entitled We'll Stand up for the West Road. I broke the news regarding the proposal from the Lib Dem administration to establish...
Man Killed in Dark Day on the Roads; TWO ALSO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH HORRORS
Byline: By LINDA RICHARDS ONE man was killed and two others injured in separate crashes in County Durham. The front seat passenger of a Peugeot 306 was declared dead at the scene of a crash on the A167 near Plawsworth on Saturday night. Police...
New Boy Holloway Can't Wait to Get into Action
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD new boy Darren Holloway is relishing a return to the game, which should see the former pounds 1m man make his debut when Gateshead return to action at Hyde United on Saturday. Holloway has not played since he...
On-Call Doctors Saved My Kids from Mystery Holiday Illness; in Association with the NHS Northern Doctors Urgent Care Provide out of Hours Healthcare and Can Be a Godsend for Busy Families. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Spoke to One Grateful Family
Byline: HELEN RAE A MUM has thanked doctors who treated her children when they fell ill while their GP surgery was closed. Dawn Martin was able to call out-of-hours GP care providers Northern Doctors Urgent Care (NDUC) during a Saturday morning...
ON THE TRAIL OF THE MYSTERY BLACK CAT; Beast Could Be Real Says Expert
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON ACCORDING to legend, the Black Cat of Tynedale lurks deep in the darkest woods of Northumberland. Some have dismissed the rumours as rubbish, and recent reports suggested the beast might be little more than a rare breed...
Paula Boltz to New Record
FORMER Blaydon Harrier Jill Boltz saw her 17-year-old British 10-mile record eclipsed as Paula Radcliffe stormed to victory in the Bupa Great South Run. On her first appearance since the disappointment of placing 23rd in the Olympic Marathon 10...
Pet Watch
Byline: Sharon Newman WE STILL have a number of cats needing homes, including Mimi the young queen. You may remember Mimi came to us when she was a kitten. She was terrified of everything. However, she has come out of her shell. Mimi has a...
PUNTERS PANEL; Our Panel Give Their Views on the Derby Defeat
GRAHAM BREWIS NO sour grapes, of course, but it goes to show how low our stock has fallen when we were thoroughly outplayed by Sunderland's current bunch of has-beens. They were better in application, skill, attitude and desire compared to our present...
PUNTERS PANEL; Our Panel Give Their Views on the Derby Victory on Saturday
GORDON MABON THIS was a tremendous victory for the supporters, players and management alike and one we fought hard for. Like most teams fighting against the drop, Newcastle sought to frustrate us, but we didn't drop to their level and in the end...
Runners Lucky to Survive Race; FREAK FLOODS FORCE END TO LAKES TREK
Byline: By SARA NICHOL COMPETITORS in a disastrous Lake District marathon were today returning home after freak floods left them stranded across hillsides. Hundreds of runners were forced to sleep in makeshift hostels after the late cancellation...
Short-Changed by a Head; CUSTOMERS LOSE UP TO 33P A PINT ON UNFILLED DRINKS
Byline: By MARY HAMILTON SHORT pub measures could cost you up to 33p a go, a Chronicle pint probe found. We visited five pubs in Newcastle city centre with a spokesman from the Campaign for Real Ale, and were served pints that were 85% to 97%...
Shrewd Switch Sets Up Victory; FA CUP 4 TH QUAL ROUND
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON SUPER sub Shaun Reay's second-half heroics on his Blyth debut brought an FA Cup final qualifying round win over underdogs Sheffield FC - and a plum home tie against League Two highflyers Shewsbury Town. Blyth, in the first...
SORRY WE LET YOU DOWN; Ace Beye's Message to Fans after Derby Defeat
Byline: By LEE RYDER HABIB BEYE has apologised to the Toon Army after Newcastle United lost their first Tyne-Wear derby since 1980. The Senegal international knows that the Geordie nation were feeling lower than a snake's belly on Tyneside but...
The Honeymoon's over for Kinnear
Byline: John Gibson JFK has undergone his inevitable reality check and so have we if it was necessary. United have reeled away from the wreckage of a derby defeat and will stumble home desperate for a victory. Tomorrow night they must confront...
The Ugly Face of Football; DEMANDS FOR TOUGH CRACKDOWN AS FANS HEAP SHAME ON FOOTBALL BY INVADING THE PITCH AND FIGHTING
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter FANS were today urged to turn in the soccer louts behind the derby day disgrace. Police want supporters who captured the ugly scenes on cameras and mobile phones to come forward as they continue their probe...
The Ugly Face of Football; DEMANDS FOR TOUGH CRACKDOWN AS FANS HEAP SHAME ON SOCCER BY INVADING THE PITCH AND FIGHTING
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter FANS were today urged to turn in the soccer louts behind the derby day disgrace. Police want supporters who captured the ugly scenes on cameras and mobile phones to come forward as they continue their probe...
United Lack the Legs for Victory; Magpies Can't Find the Right Answers to Reply to Sunderland's Urgency as Cats Take Derby Glory MATCH ANALYSIS
Byline: Alan Oliver Sunderland 2 Newcastle Utd 1 IN the end, it was all about legs. Those that have gone and those that haven't. And those which usually go like pistons, but must not have been oiled before Saturday's lunch-time derby...
Vent Your Spleen
REGARDING the letter in Your Shout from Denise Swan, of Harlow Green, complaining about the 51 bus service terminating in Gateshead and having to change buses. I don't know why she is complaining, the No 2 service goes direct to Newcastle from Harlow...
Vipers Bite Deep against Bisons
Byline: By LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE Vipers head coach Rob Wilson believes there is still room for improvement from his side - despite their 8-0 thrashing of Basingstoke Bison. A hat-trick from Todd Griffith meant the Canadian led the way in what turned...
We're Paying the Price for Hospital Visits; Health Trusts Rake in Nearly Pounds 9m from Parking Fees
Byline: By KERRY WOOD PATIENTS and hospital visitors in the North East have had to fork out nearly pounds 9m to keep appointments and see sick loved ones. Figures uncovered by the Chronicle reveal how much hospitals in the region are making from...
Whitley Back at the Top of Table
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors once again sit on top of English National League Division One after beating Billingham Bombers 4-1 at Hillheads last night, to replace their North East rivals at the head of the table. Afterwards Whitley...
Your Questions Answered?
IT'S all about that question on the song Cigareets and Whiskey this week folks. Joyce Dunlop, of Walker, called to say she has found the original 78. She explains: "My mother was born in 1900 and I found some of her old records. I had been reading...