Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from October 3, 2008

1'll Cross That Line for My Brave Lille; MUM OF GIRL WITH CANCER DETERMINED TO COMPLETE GREAT NORTH RUN
Byline: By SARA NICHOL LIKE thousands of other participants, Sarah Kay is coming to the end of her training and getting ready for this year's Great North Run. But 38-year-old Sarah has an extra-special reason to make it to the finish line - her...
A Fatal Prank; DAD KILLED WHEN HE FELL OFF BIN ON TO PROMENADE
Byline: By LIZ WALKER A DAD plunged to his death from a busy seafront when a drunken prank turned to tragedy. Popular Alex Davison was out drinking in Whitley Bay when he stripped off his clothes and climbed on to a bin to entertain pals. ...
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APPALOOSA (15) ADAPTED from Robert B Parker's novel of the same name, Ed Harris's old-fashioned western ambles through similar dramatic terrain to Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Unforgiven, only with a sappy love story supplanting the internal conflict....
A Whole Lot of History Made Me Who I Am; She Is in One of the Most Successful Girl Bands in UK History and Now Cheryl Cole Has Put Her Thoughts and Feelings into Words for the First Time in an Autobiography. LIZ LAMBS Finds the Best Bits
Byline: LIZ LAMBS IN THE past five years Cheryl Cole has gone from an ordinary teenager growing up in Newcastle to a multi-selling pop singer, wife of a famous footballer and a judge on X-Factor. Next week Girls Aloud will publish their first...
Axeman Boris Feels Force
LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson came under fire today over the I axing of Met Police Chief Sir Ian Blair. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith launched the attack as Britain's most senior police officer said he could not continue without the support of the mayor,...
Axeman Boris Feels the Force; MAYOR'S ROLE IN RESIGNATION UNDER ATTACK
LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson came under fire today over the axing of Met Police Chief Sir Ian Blair. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith launched the attack as Britain's most senior police officer said he could not continue without the support of the mayor,...
Boss Backing Guthrie Return; THE FRIDAY FILE Everton V Newcastle United Goodison Park Sunday, October 5, 2008. Kick-Off: 4pm
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR has no fears about plunging former Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie into the Newcastle United side on his return to Merseyside for Sunday's game with Everton at Goodison Park. The 21-year-old...
Boxing: Betson Will Help Wasps Rediscover Their Sting
TOM REES believes the arrival of Serge Betsen at Wasps will inspire the former European champions to conquer the continent once again. Wasps failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup in 2007-08 and that disappointment still rankles...
Boxing: Ross Is Ready to Rumble for Real
Byline: By LEE RYDER GEORDIE cagefighter Ross Pearson has revealed his anticipation ahead of his big break on the national Cage Warriors Fighting Scene. Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson will be fighting tomorrow night at Cage Gladiators IX: Beatdown...
Bye, Lisa; Emotional Farewell to Wife and Her Unborn Daughter
Byline: By ALASTAIR CRAIG TOGETHER for ever, tragic Lisa Little and baby Shannon have found peace. Tearful family and friends yesterday gathered at Saltwell Crematorium, Gateshead, to bid farewell to the 32-year-old and her unborn child. Surrounded...
Cabriolet Is One to Worry Its Big Rivals; ROBIN ROBERTS Drives the Audi A3 Cabriolet. This Is His Verdict
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS THE Audi A3 Cabriolet is going to shake up the quality sporting car sector. One of the future growth areas for sales in what is a tough car market at the moment is small cabriolets. Up to now, BMW and Mercedes- Benz have...
Clean Up Your Act; Landfill Site Breached Licence
Byline: By LIZ WALKER LANDFILL bosses have come under fire after a controversial site was found to have fallen short of environmental standards. The Environment Agency found the SITA UK facility at Path Head, near Ryton, Gateshead, had breached...
Disabled Parking Bay Abuse Crackdown; SCORES OF DRIVERS ARE FINED
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor Badge cheats in Newcastle has nabbed hundreds of drivers parking illegally in disabled bays. Many are able-bodied people parking in spaces reserved for the disabled, while some drivers are using counterfeit...
Do Keep Feeding Us Your Opinions; FEEDBACK
Byline: MICK SMITH, assistant editor WHAT with the credit crunch, it seems there are cutbacks everywhere -and this column ain't immune from the icy economic winds blasting Britain's fiscal landscape. Yes, if a banker sneezes on Wall Street, I...
Dynamic Ibiza Offers the Best of Both Worlds; ROBIN ROBERTS Drives the SEAT Ibiza 1.4 TDI Ecomotive Three-Door
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS CLEAN, green and mean, the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is a breath of fresh air. With official carbon dioxide emissions of just 99g/km, the Ibiza Ecomotive not only avoids the London congestion charge, but under the terms of new...
Emulsion Expulsion; Men Refused Entry on to Bus Because of His Tub of Paint
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor A HEALTH and safety row has erupted after a passenger was banned from a bus for carrying a pot of paint. David Houchen said the driver told him it would be a breach of health and safety rules to allow him...
Fashion: Goths Go for Colour; Once the Preserve of Angst-Ridden Teenagers, the Goth Look Has Been Given a Radical Makeover. LIZ LAMB Dons Her Black Eyeliner to Find out More
Byline: LIZ LAMB IT WAS a look favoured in the 1980s by The Cure and adopted by youngsters influenced by music, horror movies and a desire to carve out their individuality. But before you go raiding your make-up drawer for white face paint and...
Fashion: Jeans Jazzed Up by Artist
Evisu artist Kanji Kohanda paid an exclusive visit to Cruise in Newcastle this week to give customers the opportunity to have their Evisu jeans hand-painted. Customers could choose to have their jeans hand-painted with the iconic Evisu Kamone logo...
Fighting the Axe; MUM BATTLES CARE CLOSURE
Byline: By HELEN RAE A WOMAN whose daughter uses a mental health centre is standing up against officials who want to close the premises. Evelyn Ormston, 66, fears the plans could lead to problems for people who use The Art Room at St Nicholas...
Fine Taste of Arcade Action
TITLE: NHL 2K9 FORMAT: Xbox 360 PRICE: pounds 39.99 Coming hot on the heels of this month's release of EA's brilliant NHL 09, 2K9 was always going to have its work cut out to match or even surpass the on-ice achievements of its competitor. Overall,...
Flagging Falcons Need Energy Boost; Newport Gwent Dragons V Newcastle Falcons, KO: 7.05pm
NEWCASTLE round off a difficult week tonight with a reunion with former Falcons captain Colin Charvis in the opening game of this season's EDF Energy Cup. The Falcons will arrive at Rodney Parade tonight for an appointment with Newport Gwent Dragons,...
Football: Collins Aims to Shoot Down Gunners
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER DEFENDER Danny Collins is confident Sunderland have nothing to fear from Arsenal tomorrow. The Gunners bounced back from their shock 2-1 home defeat by Premier League newcomers Hull last weekend with a resounding 4-0 Champions...
Football: Dunn's Ready for Draw Specialists; BLUE SQUARE NORTH
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON IT'S been raining goals at Croft Park this season, but draw specialists Kings Lynn will hope to stem the tide on Saturday. The Norfolk outfit drew their opening seven games in the Blue Square North this season and have...
Football: FA Vase Tie Gets in Way of Morpeth's Ambitions; SKILLTRAININGLTD NORTHERN LEAGUE
Byline: By MALCOLM PRATT JON KING'S ambition is to take Morpeth Town to the top of the Skilltrainingltd Northern League First Division but first of all he has the little matter of an FA Vase First Round tie at Sunderland Nissan to contend with....
Football: Gateshead Aim to Get Motoring
GATESHEAD will look to get their league campaign back on track with victory in The Wirral tomorrow against lowly Vauxhall Motors. The Tynesiders are 12th in the Blue Square North on the same points as local rivals Blyth Spartans, who they meet in...
Football: Joey Would Be in My Crazy Gang
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR will welcome Joey Barton back into the Newcastle United setup when the controversial midfielder serves his latest suspension. And when Barton does finally return - possibly in the derby match...
Football: Keeping Up with the Jones; Kenwyne Better Than Adebayor, Claims His Fellow Hitman Healy
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER DAVID HEALY rates Kenwyne Jones even more highly than Arsenal's in-demand hitman Emmanuel Adebayor. Jones is still two weeks away from returning to training following the knee injury which has ruled him out of the first...
Football: KEEP UP THE GOOD RUN; Kinnear Banks on Owen's Goals at Everton
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR is looking to his skipper Michael Owen to get his Newcastle United managerial career off to a flying start in Sunday's game with Everton at Goodison Park. And both Kinnear and Owen are hoping...
Fraudster Drained Pensioner of Savings; 70-YEAR-OLD TRICKED BY WOMAN'S COMPENSATION SCAM
Byline: By GARRY WILLEY A CON woman who fleeced a pensioner out of pounds 7,500 in a compensation scam has been spared jail. Jane Guy - using the name Sayers - struck up a relationship with John Campbell, 70, after meeting him in a city centre...
Get Ready for a Feast of Reggae; ALAN NICHOL Has All the News on the Roots Music Scene
Byline: ALAN NICHOL TYNESIDE moves into reggae mode again in a couple of weeks' time with the return, a little earlier than usual, of the Boss Sounds Festival at the Carling Academy Newcastle. The weekend of the 18th/19th sees, once again, a...
Grans and Grandads Dance the Day Away; HUNDREDS TAKE PART IN ELDERLY PEOPLE'S ACTIVITIES EVENT
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY YEARS slipped away as these silver-haired strutters proved you're never too old to boogie. Senior citizens from across Newcastle got in the groove yesterday and tried out a range of new moves to celebrate International...
Haye Inspired by Legend Holyfield
DAVID HAYE admits he looks to Evander Holyfield for inspiration as he plots his assault on the heavyweight division. Haye faces Monte Barrett at the O2 Arena on November 15 in a fight he hopes will establish him as a genuine opponent for IBF and...
He's Back; MANDELSON RETURNS TO GOVERNMENT
PETER Mandelson is to make a shock return to the Government, it emerged today as Gordon Brown carried out his first Cabinet reshuffle. Mr Mandelson, who is currently Britain's European Commissioner, has twice resigned as a Cabinet minister under...
House of Horror; MOCK FIRE SCENE USED TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT DANGERS
Byline: By KERRY WOOD BURNT beams have fallen in, curtains are smouldering and a child's bedroom has been destroyed by a blaze. But it's not a home ravaged by fire; the scene is the latest hi-tech tool in warning 10-year-olds about fire safety....
How Brave Is Joe Kinnear? Everton to Provide Test for Manager
Byline: John Gibson SO JOE Kinnear steps boldly forth on Sunday as United's third manager of a season still in its infancy. The man who is following Kevin Keegan and caretaker Chris Hughton is only temporary before a fourth is ushered through...
How We Fought Back after Flood Disaster; the Emergency Services, Environment Agency and Local Councils Will Meet to Examine How Last Month's Disaster in Morpeth Was Handled. KEN DUNBAR, Chief Executive of Castle Morpeth Borough Council, Left, Tells Us How the Town Is Bouncing Back since the River Wansbeck Burst Its Banks
Byline: KEN DUNBAR WE are expecting all the agencies to come together for a debrief next week which will pick out the lessons to be learned. Although we had all the people we had on the ground, the reality is the speed and intensity of the flood...
I'm 80% Confident of the Toon Takeover; FRONTMAN'S FIRST WORDS ON PLANS TO BUY NEWCASTLE UNITED
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter TOON takeover tycoon Jonathan Cleland today outlined his vision for the club. Mr Cleland is the frontman of a South African group thought to be leading the race to buy out Mike Ashley. And today he told...
Joe Learning from Big Mate Wenger
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR has revealed he has kept in touch with the Premier League through his big pal and neighbour Arsene Wenger. Newcastle United's interim manager has been out of the game for nearly four years...
Just for Kicks; LOGAN, 6, IS SET TO MAKE THE GRADE WITH BLACK BELT AWARD
Byline: By TOM MULLEN HE may only be six - but this little lad is a real belter. That's because kickboxing Logan Garry is about to win his black belt. The miniature roundhouse machine stunned teachers with his extraordinary talent, which has...
Just the Job; Up to 1,000 Posts Planned for New Tyneside Call Centre
Byline: By DAVID OLD UP to 1,000 call centre jobs could be created on Tyneside. The Listening Centre is set to open an office in Newcastle dealing with phone, e-mail and internet contact for three big firms including Sky. And the firm has...
Kaymer Reaping the Benefits of Faldo's Help
NICK FALDO came in for some severe criticism following Europe's Ryder Cup defeat last month, but one thing he got absolutely right was inviting Germany's Martin Kaymer to Valhalla. Kaymer, winner in Abu Dhabi and Munich this year, narrowly missed...
Keegan Was like an Old Friend; FAN'S DYING WISH WAS TO MEET HERO
Byline: By SARA NICHOL IT WAS his life-long wish to meet his ultimate hero. And when Ronnie Richards, of Gosforth, Newcastle, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December last year, the Toon-mad football fanatic got to meet his idol Kevin Keegan....
Letter: YOUR SHOUT - Labour Has Spent Wisely
Byline: G CHARLTON LABOUR have let us all down? I don't think so. John's e-mail of September 27 makes sweeping statements but offers no evidence to support his claims. He must have a very short memory of past governments. Remember Mrs Thatcher's...
Letter: YOUR SHOUT - We're Paying Now for 80s Excesses
Byline: GEORGE HERSCHEL I WAS amazed to hear the Tories blaming the Labour Party and in particular Gordon Brown for the financial mess we now find ourselves in. I am no fan of the Prime Minister but the problems we face now can be traced back...
LIBRARY CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY; A Success Story for 100 Years
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON FOR a century, thousands have relied on it. Now it's time for a new chapter. Users are preparing for a birthday bash at Newcastle's Walker Library on Monday, the day before it reaches the of age of 100. The building...
Magical Show to Enchant Young and Old a like; It Has Played to Sell-Out Audiences for More Than Three Years, Now Beauty and the Beast Is Coming Back to the North East
A BEAUTY of a show is heading for one of the region's premier theatres next week. UK Productions is bringing Disney's Beauty and the Beast to Sunderland Empire from Tuesday to October 11. The show has received rave reviews and played to capacity...
Mark: Vipers to Gou for It!
Byline: By LEE RYDER CANADIAN ace Mark Gouett is confident that Newcastle Vipers can get back on track tomorrow night in their encounter with Cardiff Devils. The Elite League clash will be quickly followed by their Challenge Cup Group A fixture...
Minutes to Be Missed
88 MINUTES (15, 107 mins) Thriller/Action. Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Benjamin McKenzie, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Moyer.Director: Jon Avnet. ***** ANY thriller that runs almost...
Music Goes from Bard to Verse! SONGWRITER PAYS TRIBUTE TO SHAKESPEARE AND MELODIES OF THE BEATLES ANGEL EYES
Byline: By GORDON BARR Entertainment Editor ARE you ready for a Bard Day's Night? Yes, that's right. A Bard Day's Night - and we're not talking RSC here. It has often been said that Shakespeare did not work alone, as his writing was so prolific....
My Debt to Sinfonia
ONE of the world's top conductors this week revealed how a North East orchestra rescued his career and inspired him to achieve international success. The personal tribute by Sir Simon Rattle coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the...
Neville Setting a Benchmark
GARY NEVILLE admits he is no super sub - but the Manchester United captain is happy on the bench rather than not being involved at all. Neville is expected to be back in Sir Alex Ferguson's starting line-up at Blackburn tomorrow after he missed...
Noisy Club Is Warned; RESIDENTS SPARK LICENCE REVIEW
Byline: By SONIA SHARMA A SEASIDE nightclub is under fire for allegedly being at the centre of noise and disorder. Environmental health officers have been investigating noise complaints against the Eden club at the Royal Hotel, East Parade, Whitley...
Nominate Young Stars of the Future; DEDICATION AND COURAGE WILL WIN OUR TOP PRIZES Young Achiever Awards 2008
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter ENTRIES are starting to pour in for our Young Achiever Awards - but we want lots more. Just last week the Chronicle launched its annual campaign which celebrates the hard work, dedication and courage...
Overshadowed by Lavish TV Drama
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (12A, 132 mins) Drama/Romance. Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchi, Patrick Malahide Director: Julian Jarrold. ***** THERE'S one good reason why Evelyn Waugh's magnum...
Pervert Is Spared Jail; PUBLIC INDECENCY AT MERRY-GO-ROUND
Byline: By KERRY WOOD A PUSH-BIKE pervert was twice caught with his hands down his shorts near a children's merry-goround. Paul Reid was found guilty of outraging public decency following a trial, but he has been spared jail. Consett Magistrates'...
Positive Result Can Get the Good Times Rolling; THE FRIDAY FILE Everton V Newcastle United Goodison Park Sunday, October 5, 2008. Kick-Off: 4pm
Byline: By LEE RYDER PAUL BRACEWELL feels that Newcastle United must forget their black September if they are to pick up a positive result at Goodison Park. The former Toon and Everton star believes that United will be facing a wounded animal...
Pub Quiz? Uncovered
Woz and Co were in the suburbs of Newcastle to find this superb venue, which has added to the Fitzgerald reputation. PUB: Twin Farms, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle QUESTION MASTER: Graham DAY AND TIME OF QUIZ: Monday, 8.30pm PRICE: pounds...
PUNTERS PANEL; Our Panel Give Their Views on the Game against Everton on Sunday
GRAHAM BREWIS OPTIMISTIC, that's me. Our impregnable first-choice defence may be back, with Beye, Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique together again if, they are deemed fit. Guthrie to replace the uncomfortable Cacapa in midfield and a rampant Owen up front....
PUNTERS PANEL; Our Panel Give Their Views on the Home Clash with Arsenal
GORDON MABON HERE'S hoping Emmanuel Adebayour says on Sunday morning they were as scared of us as they were Hull. Hopefully they will have got that result out of their system midweek as on their day there is no better team in the league. We...
Quantum Leap Forward; PETER KEENAN Drives the Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 and Finds It an Easy-on-the-Eye and Willing a Supermini
Byline: PETER KEENAN THINK Chevrolet and cars that were the mechanical embodiment of the American dream should immediately leap to mind. No, I'm not suggesting the Aveo has any chance of ever reaching that sort of iconic status. But the supermini...
Race for the Right Reason; TONY HORNE IN THE MORNING Love Him? YOU DECIDE!
Byline: TONY HORNE THE Great North Run weekend is upon us and I treat it with the attitude that you would have to be mad to do anything else this weekend. It is such a part of my life that I am even missing my nephew Ben's first birthday to take...
Readers' Poems
MANNERS MAKETH MAN WHATEVER happened to good manners? Is courtesy a thing of the past? Has consideration gone forever? Is respect disappearing fast? Some people will hold a door open, others let it go with no care, without a glance behind...
Reds Stopper Agger Is Real Deal
LIVERPOOL defender Daniel Agger is a target for Real Madrid after the Spanish champions confirmed they are interested in bringing him to the Bernabeu in the January transfer window. The 23-year-old Denmark international has struggled to break into...
Renault Clio That's for All Seasons; Super Sport Tourer's Got the Lot MIKE TROPEY Drives the Renault Clio Sport Tourer 1.5D Dynamique
Byline: MIKE TROPEY IT'S the model for all seasons - and one sure to strengthen Renault's hand in the competitive small car market. The Clio Sport Tourer offers all the qualities that have made the French manufacturer's hatchback range so successful,...
Rom Com Fails to Win Friends; HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE (15, 110 Mins) Comedy/Romance. Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson, Bill Paterson, Miriam Margolyes. Director: Robert B. Weide **
BASED on Toby Young's memoir, director Robert B Weide's debut narrative feature charts the misadventures of a British writer who unexpectedly finds himself at the centre of New York's social whirl. At first, the scribe refuses to churn out sycophantic...
Roy's Focused on Big Match; Keane Happy to Forget Contract Talks
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER ROY KEANE is happy to leave his contract negotiations to his solicitor. The Sunderland boss is in the final year of his contract and talks have already started on a new deal started last week, with a meeting between chairman...
Safer Than Ever to Ride; New Rules Ensure Bikers Are Trained HARRIET RIDLEY Recalls the Day That She Passed Her Bike Test
Byline: HARRIET RIDLEY IT'S been 15 years since I passed my motorcycle test, and how things have changed. Back in the day, I signed up for a five-day intensive course riding one of the test centre's 125cc bikes which I was even allowed to take home...
Small Is Chic in Gay Paris; Environmentally-Friendly Models Take the Lead at Show STEVE HUGHES Looks at What's on Offer at the Paris Motor Show, Which Opens This Weekend Paris Motor Show Guide
Byline: STEVE HUGHES THE rapidly changing face of automobiles is graphically illustrated by the plethora of small cars being displayed at the Paris Motor Show. If they're not so small, then they are hybrid, dual-fuel or one of the many models...
Sporting Choice; CLASSIC CARS This Week: DeTomaso Pantera
Byline: IAN JOHNSON BACK in the late 1960s it was possible to buy an Italian designed car which gave the same performance as a Ferrari but at half the price. I first became familiar with the DeTomaso in a conversation with the great General Motors...
Stay Safe in the Wet; JOHN CUTHBERTSON, General Manager at Benfield's Silverlink Dealership, Offers Advice on Driving in Wet Conditions
Byline: JOHN CUTHBERTSON AS WE move towards winter and the weather deteriorates, the increase in rainfall is set to once again affect driving conditions on UK roads. John Cuthbertson has advice for motorists who will be on the roads in the wet...
Step Up and Walk to Fitness; Pupils Urged to Get to Class on Foot
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter THE first national campaign to get more secondary school pupils walking to school has been launched on Tyneside. Called Step Up, the project is being delivered by charity Living Streets, which has an...
Sully Is a Worthy Threat for Rivals; Smith Hopes to Turn Thunder on Soaring Eagles
Byline: By PAUL NILSEN GARY SMITH has admitted wishing Team GB captain and Newcastle Eagles forward Andrew Sullivan wasn't lining up against his Worthing Thunder side tomorrow night. The newest team in British basketball have the unenviable task...
Super Troupers; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Chats to the Woman Who Plays Abba's Agnetha in a Big Show Heading to Newcastle
Byline: GORDON BARR SWEDISH singer Camilla Hedren not only looks and sounds like Abba's Agnetha, she's also starred alongside her on video. Look closely at Thank You For The Music on the Abba Gold DVD, and Camilla is there, smiling away in the...
The Right Place for Relaxing
Byline: GORDON BARR KICK back, unwind and enjoy! That's the motto at Cafeantipasto - so that's exactly what we decided to do. We ventured there on Wednesday and, lo and behold, it just happened to be Mojito night, so who were we to argue, with...
The Wheel Deal; Metro Driver Completes Asia Leg of World Cycle
Byline: By VICKY ROBSON FEELING on top of the world, Metro driver Bill Dodds has had the ride of his life. Battling difficult altitudes, blazing heat and a broken crank, the grandad-of-five, from Newcastle, is one step closer to fulfilling his...
Think Twice; in Association with Chevrolet Don't Get Locked Up with the Key Thrown Away, Says JACKIE VIOLET
Byline: JACKIE VIOLET WITH new driving laws in place, eating an apple while driving could not just incur penalty points and, in some cases, result in a driving ban. It could possibly see you locked up. Yet, many motorists are unaware of this....
Underage Firework Sales Acquittal; SHOP CHAIN EVADES PUNISHMENT FOR RULE BREACHES
Byline: By SONIA SHARMA BOSSES at a corner shop chain walked away from court without penalty despite two staff members selling fireworks to an underage youngster. A 15-year-old girl was sent into two Mills shops in North Shields by North Tyneside...
Vent Your Spleen
WITH reference to a recent story in the Chronicle which said coaching courses are enabling people to get involved with football and to find gainful employment, I've been coaching for more than 20 years and can't get any work. I've got degrees and other...
Volvo Range Comes Clean
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES VOLVO has become the latest car company to announce eco-friendly models that will qualify for lower road tax because of their reduced carbon emissions. They join similar versions of several other rival ranges such as Ford's...
Wenger Seeking Hull of a Boost
ARSENAL head to Wearside tomorrow looking to get their domestic campaign back on track following a shock home defeat by Hull City. Wenger admitted he had felt physically sick after the events at the Emirates, which were somewhat put right by an...
Why There's Little Room for Big Cars in the Future; STEVE HUGHES Rounds Up the Week's Motoring News in a Nutshell
Byline: STEVE HUGHES THE current craze for downsizing is reaching extraordinary lengths, as epitomised by two new models revealed by Nissan and Toyota this week. Nissan has revealed its vision of the future for urban motorists in the form of...
WIN A VIP TRIP TO SEE SANTA; Evening Chronicle Competition
DO YOU want to ride with Santa on his special sleigh at Dalton Park? The Chronicle is looking for someone to be Santa's little helper when he arrives at Dalton Park on Saturday, November 8. They will be given an overnight stay for the family (two...
Youngsters Are on the Right Track; STATION MURALS WARN OF DANGERS OF SMOKING
Byline: By TOM MULLEN IT'S urban art to some and the scourge of our streets to others. But whichever way you look at it, these colourful graffiti boards are spreading an important message. On display at Chillingham Road Metro station in Heaton,...