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 18, 2008

Blyth Triumph in Terr-Ific Tie with Station; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
BEDLINGTON Station and Blyth Sports and Social Club were involved in a superb tie in the first round of the Terry Lee Memorial Cup. The Station were leading 4-3 with minutes remaining - but conceded a late penalty which resulted in a Blyth equaliser....
Brighten Spring with New Bulbs; Gardens
Byline: By DANIEL JAMES If you haven't planted your spring-flowering bulbs yet, you should have sorted out your daffodils by now. But tulips can be planted in November and even December to produce fantastic flowers from February to late May. ...
Builder Dies after Plunging from Roof; Safety Chiefs to Probe Fall
Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN and SOPHIE DOUGHTY A BUILDER died after falling from a roof. The man suffered head injuries in the incident at Mountfield Gardens, Kenton, Newcastle, on Thursday. He was taken to Newcastle's General Hospital in a...
Bullies Made Life Hell
HIS ordeal will ring true for thousands of children. James, who is now a young adult, was subjected to daily hell when cruel bullies made his childhood on Tyneside a misery. Although his true identity cannot be revealed, the graduate from Tyneside...
Cabin Fever Fun; RACHEL COX Catches Up with Some Pals for a Spot of Countryside Indulgence Travel
IT'S not very often my old university friends and I get together. Most of us live up north but Caroline lives in London. So, instead of travelling miles on a train, we decided to meet a bit closer to her and headed to a countryside retreat for a bonding...
Cats' Stopper Nose No Fear
DANNY COLLINS is prepared to play through the pain barrier to help the Sunderland cause. For the defender has revealed how he ignored doctor's advice by playing against Arsenal two weeks ago after breaking his nose in the Black Cats' 2-1 loss at...
Curtains for the Picture House; CINEMA REVAMP TO GO AHEAD DESPITE WORRIES
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor PLANS to pull down an old cinema and replace it with offices are set to go ahead despite a hitch over parking. Developers were given the green light by planners in June to transform the site of the former...
Drink Driver Was over Speed Limit; Man Killed after Car Span out of Control
Byline: By TOM MULLEN A SPEEDING drink-driver died when his car spun out of control and smashed into a lamppost. The digital speedometer found inside the wreckage of Anthony Nealings' Hyundai Accent had stopped at 86mph. And tyre tracks analysed...
Eagled-Eyed Jarrow Have Sights on Goals; Under-11 to Under-13 Divisions
JARROW Eagles scored a 12-0 win over South Tyneside Eagles in the Under-11 Premier League. Scott notched a hat-trick, with doubles from Colman and Mitford and singles from Legg, Maclachlan, Wilson, Ahmed, Baron and Milligan making up the tally....
Flying Swan Ruffle the Bird's Feathers; Gateshead and Distrrict Sunday League
THERE was more agony for Bird Inn weekend as they crashed out of the Premiership Cup at the first hurdle. It was Felling Swan who ruffled their feathers with a 7-2 victory. Felling top scorer Ray Oshin was back in the groove after a recent lay-off...
Francis Wood; Church Matters
THE TAXIMAN'S ANSWER "I've got the answer to boring sermons," said the taxi driver with a twinkle in his eye, as we left the Haymarket. "Really," I said, "tell me." "Get the preacher to cut the first paragraph in his script and start with the second."...
Golf:: It Could Be My Week-Manley
WHEN you are struggling on the European Tour, the thing to keep telling yourself is that it takes only one week to make it a great year. Welshman Stuart Manley hopes that week has finally arrived. Labouring down in 174th place on the Order of...
Hughes Calling for Sense over Injured Players
MARK HUGHES has called on international managers to show common sense when it comes to using players on their way back from injury. The Manchester City boss, who brings his side to St James's Park on Monday night, is particularly incensed that winger...
If She Hadn't Used Sunbeds, She'd Still Be Here Today; Devastated Family Alert Others about the Dangers of Tanning and Fight for Warnings
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY HER quest for the perfect tan cost loving mum Dorne Graydon her life. Addicted to sunbeds, the hairdresser spent hours under the ultraviolet tubes. But the mum-of-one had no idea she was literally dying to be brown....
Ireland Pair Are Quality Assets: Joe; Kinnear Full of Praise for Given and Duff
Byline: By LEE RYDER JOE KINNEAR has heaped praise on his Republic of Ireland duo Shay Given and Damien Duff and underlined their importance ahead of Newcastle United's biggest ever battle to stay in the Premier League. Given and Duff were in...
It's Not So Lovely Jubilee as Walker Crash out; REPORTS FROM AROUND THE SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE SCENE
B DIVISION side Lemington Social shocked Premier League side Walker Jubilee 3-0 in the Bob Younger Association Cup, Paul Gardiner scoring all three goals. Anthony Studholme scored the only counter to give Walker Club victory over Wallsend Coronation....
Just No Holden Back Newbiggin
NEWBIGGIN Sports Centre proved too strong for Bebside in the second round of the George Davison Cup, winning 4-0. Leading the way with the goals was Rob Holden with a treble, while Thomas Stephens was also on target. New Hartley just beat Bedlington...
Knock It off; SALESMEN WARNED NOT TO MAKE COLD CALLS
Byline: By TOM MULLEN COLD-CALLING pests are being frozen out by a community. Unwelcome door-to-door salesmen and dodgy dealers are being sent packing by a new No Cold Calling Zone. South Tyneside councillor Joanne Bell launched the scheme...
Motor Racing: Stunning Performance Puts Hamilton on Pole
LEWIS HAMILTON blew away the field and his critics in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix earlier today. The McLaren star has come under fire this week for his aggressive driving style, but the 23-year-old produced a stunning performance to clinch...
Murder Victim's Mum Tells of Her Anger at Police
Byline: By ROB KENNEDY THE mother of a murder victim said police left tissue samples taken from her son on her doorstep. Barbara Yusuf-Porter says she now faces exhuming the body of Lee Phipps to hold a second funeral for him. She says police...
No Return of the Jedi; REPORTS FROM AROUND THE JUNIOR SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League Under-Nine and Under-10 Divisions
CONSETT Jedis put up a great show in losing 2-1 to high-flying Leam Rangers in the Under-Nine Premier League. The Gateshead side knew they had been in a game and needed goals from Jobling and McDonald to seal their victory, Smith netting for the...
On the Front Line of the Fashion World; Dad-of-Three Peter Manning Joined the Army as a Teenager and Now Runs a Successful Design Business Using Skills He Learned as a Soldier. LIZ LAMB Finds out More
Byline: LIZ LAMB AS AN 18-year-old growing up in North Shields, Peter Manning didn't have much hope for his future. He hadn't done well at school and didn't know what to do with the rest of his life. But thanks to a chance meeting with a soldier...
Our Baby Anguish
CRADLING their first-born baby, it should have been the happiest day of their lives. But instead Sarah Tuck, 20, and Matthew Reay, 22, of South Shields, were left screaming for doctors to save their daughter as her heart rate dropped. Despite...
Payette's Sights on Glory Double
Byline: By LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE Vipers ace Andre Payette wants his side to make sure that their return to home comforts tomorrow night helps serve up a solid performance against Sheffield Steelers. The Vipers' clash with the play-off trophy holders...
Plots Come to a Head in the Top Soaps; TV CRITIC
Byline: LIZ LAMB WHAT a week it has been in the soaps. There was the kidnapping of the McQueen family in Hollyoaks and Liam's hit-and run death in Coronation Street. No doubt it will win them some gongs at next year's Soap Awards. Hollyoaks...
Putting the Bite on Car Criminals; POLICE DOG GETS HIS GNASHERS INTO JOYRIDE DUO
Byline: By LINDA RICHARDS CAR thieves Paul Tullin and Martin Flemming were barking up the wrong tree when they tried to flee police dog Kali. The pair thought they'd made good their escape when they hid in bushes. But they hadn't bargained...
Retired GP, 92, Beaten in Bed; Burglars' Sickening Attack on Old Man
Byline: By KERRY WOOD and SARA NICHOL RUTHLESS burglars beat a housebound 92-year-old before ransacking his home. Retired GP William Benson lay injured through the night until he was discovered on Thursday morning by carers. Police investigating...
Shields in Goal Glut; Girls Football Latest
FOREST Hall and North Shields were involved in a 10-goal clash in the Northumberland Girls League Under-10 League which eventually went the way of Shields. First to score was Shields' Katy Ellwood, but Hall hit back with strikes from Henrietta Young...
SIEGE MENTALITY; Toon Troubles Have Made Us More United Insists Taylor
Byline: By LEE RYDER STEVEN TAYLOR has insisted that the "siege mentality" at Newcastle United can help drive them to their first Premier League win since August on Monday night. The England Under-21 skipper wants to see more of the fighting...
Sneak Thief Snatched Pounds 6,000 Diamond Ring; STRIKER'S FIANCEE HAS SPARKLER STOLEN FROM DESIGNER BAG
Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN Crime Reporter A pounds 6,000 diamond engagement ring belonging to Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll's fiancee was snatched during a break-in. It was taken from company director Faye Johnstone's designer handbag....
STREETS CLEANSED OF FLY-TIP LOUTS; Hundreds of People Are Convicted
Byline: By DAVID OLD A CLAMPDOWN on litter louts has been hailed a success after a big rise in prosecutions. Newcastle City Council was the only authority in the region to secure prison terms for rubbish rats. There were 109 successful prosecutions...
Strikes Me That Toon Face a Hitman Crisis; No Owen or Viduka - So Who Will Score Goals against City?
Byline: Super Mac I WANT to ask you this - who is going to score the goals to beat Manchester City up here on Monday night? I ask because yet again, Newcastle's first choice pairing of Michael Owen and Mark Viduka are both injured. Their fitness...
Sullivan Has Left Eagles a Legacy
Byline: By PAULNILSEN NEWCASTLE Eagles skipper Andrew Bridge has paid tribute to his big pal Dru Sullivan. And he believes the legacy of the Team GB captain's short stint at the club, before he opted to accept a lucrative offer to play in Russia,...
The Spying Game; the PoW Who Was on a Secret Mission Remember When A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Byline: RAY MARSHALL HE was playing a most dangerous game - hated by his fellow soldiers, but never fully trusted by the Germans he was spying on. John Henry Owen Brown, who ran a brewery store in Jesmond for 10 years, was one of Britain's most...
Turbinia Turn on Power to Beat Their Title Rivals
THE league's top two Montague Peacock and Walker Turbinia went head-to-head - with Turbinia emerging 6-3 winners. Turbinia impressively opened the scoring with an excellently-worked team goal finished off by Phillip Davison. This was the catalyst...
United Have Big Questions to Answer (but I Won't Hold My Breath, Mike)
Byline: John Gibson KEITH HARRIS, who appears to have ditched Orville to work with football prospectors instead, reassures us that all is going spiffing with Newcastle United. An attractive proposition, the bees are buzzing around in their droves...
Unlucky Town Are Hit by a Ram Raid; Pin Point Recruitment NABC League
NORTH Shields Juniors claimed a 2-1 victory at Blyth Town in Division One of the Under-12 League. Shields scored first with a well-taken goal from Declan McIntyre. Blyth equalised soon afterwards Pin Point Recruitment NABC League and both goalkeepers...
Vent Your Spleen
MINDLESS vandals have deprived old folk of garden pleasure. Staff of Brampton Court and Walker Lodge Care Homes have fundraised all summer and worked extremely hard to improve the gardens around the homes to give pleasure to our residents, many of...
What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Flood? Probe into Aftermath of Deluge
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON FLOOD rescue efforts are going under the spotlight in an independent review. The evacuation and clean-up of Morpeth has involved hundreds of people since the Northumberland town was submerged by the worst floods in history...
Whitley Look to Lift Their Game
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY WARRIORS will be looking for greater consistency as they chase points on two front this weekend. Warriors travelled to Dundee this morning for a Northern League fixture, before hosting Nottingham Lions at Hillheads...
Who Is Playing Where
MORPETH SUNDAY LEAGUE Division One: Amble FC Reserves v Travellers Rest Choppington; Bedlington North Arms v Red Row Brick Club; Ox Inn v Alnmouth Argyle; Stobhill SC v Amble Pier 81. Division Two: Alnwick A v Blackthorn Rovers; Bedlington Barrington...
Your Cash Is a Lifesaver to Children in Fear; A Children's Charity Is Facing the Axe. Childline North East & Yorkshire Will Be Forced to Close If It Can't Find Cash to Keep Running. KATY SIMPSON Reports
Byline: KATY SIMPSON CRIES for help could go unheard if a children's charity cannot raise lifesaving cash. The sad reality of modern-day life is that bullying and abuse makes life a daily hell for children. And as their home and school lives...