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 March 15, 2008

1969:united Win Fairs Cup Man Lands on Moon Morpeth Train Crash; Remember When A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Byline: RAY MARSHALL THE year 1969 was full of big highs and just as big lows. The highs include the "small step for man" on the moon's surface and, nearer to home, the Magpies' Fairs Cup triumph. Among the lows were the violence in Northern...
Anderson Injury Scare for England
ENGLAND were given an injury scare after James Anderson left the ground on crutches following the third day of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington. Anderson, who took five for 73 yesterday to put England in control, hurt his left ankle...
Andre Is Full of Fire for Blaze
Byline: By LEE RYDER ANDRE PAYETTE was one of the first people to congratulate some of the Coventry Blaze players on their title success, but admits all that goodwill will go out of the window tonight. Blaze head to Tyneside on a high after champagne...
Boom Time for Jobs on the Tyne
Byline: By GARETH DEIGHAN Industrial Reporter A MARINE industry giant today revealed plans to help create 150 new jobs on the Tyne. Shepherd Offshore, based at the Walker Technology Park, Newcastle, is submitting plans to the city council to...
Coutakis Is in Great Hart as Jaguars Beaten; ALL THE LATEST FROM THE SUNDAY JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE SCENE Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League U-11, U-12, U- 14 and U-16 Divisions
HARTON Harriers scored a comfortable 3-1 win over the Jaguars in the Under-11 Premier League thanks to strikes from Harris and Coutakis (2). Jarrow FC were too strong for a battling Whiteleas Ravens, beating them 6-1. Jorgensen netted for the Ravens,...
Daniel Sur Is Some Young Goalscorer! 100 Is Up for Hawks' Prolific marksmanPin Point Recruitment NABC League
GOAL ACE Daniel Surley has a ton of reasons to celebrate another striking season of success. The 11-year-old has clocked up 100 league and cup goals for Heaton Hawks, who play in Division One of the Under-11 League. Hotshot Surley has starred...
Depleted Social Dun So Well to Stay in Race; REPORTS ON THE LATEST SUNDAY LEAGUE FOOTBALL ACTION Gateshead and District Sunday League
DUNSTON Social have struggled to field their strongest side this term because of injuries to key players. To their credit they have stayed in the running for the league title - and with games in hand against their faltering rivals look a good bet...
Eagles Need a Jet-Propelled Victory
Byline: By PAUL NILSEN NEWCASTLE Eagles coach Fab Flournoy is demanding composure from his team when they look to extend their winning streak in the league to 11 games in Cheshire tomorrow. Despite their blistering run of form lately, the New...
East Beam-Ing with Pleasure; Consett Sunday League
BEAMISH and East Stanley will be playing top-flight football next season after clinching the Division Two title in style. The champagne corks were popping as they lifted the Division Two crown following a runaway 9-0 win at nearby Ball Alley. ...
Football: Be Ready for a Lively Run-In
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer KEVIN KEEGAN has warned Newcastle United that the atmosphere in Monday night's game with Birmingham City at St Andrews will be "quite lively." But the United boss is confident that his "experienced"...
Football: Big Sam in Blast over His Dismissal
FORMER Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce insists United were wrong to sack him after just seven months in charge. Allardyce left St James's Park in January, with the club hierarchy opting to turn to Kevin Keegan. But while the former Bolton boss...
Football: O'Donovan Boost for Crucial Run-In
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER ROY KEANE believes his fellow Corkman Roy O'Donovan could still have an impact in Sunderland's survival scrap. Irish striker O'Donovan has been used only sparingly since his summer arrival from Cork City and has been out...
Football: Smith Will Work It out - Michael
Byline: By LEE RYDER MICHAEL OWEN says that Alan Smith's graft and work rate will eventually pay off for his England team-mate. The Newcastle United captain knows Smith better than anybody at St James's Park after meeting him as a kid at Lilleshall's...
Football: Toon Victory Just Three-Mendous! Girls Football Latest
NEWCASTLE United picked up another three FA Women's Premier League Northern Division points with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Manchester City at Coach Lane. Neil Baistow made one change from the starting 11 which beat Aston Villa, Julie Twaddle...
Football: TOON WANT BRAZIL BAD BOY; United Party Watch Sevilla Striker Fabiano
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer NEWCASTLE United are keeping tabs on a player once dubbed "the bad boy of Brazilian football". Technical director Jeff Vetere travelled to Spain at the weekend to run the rule over Sevilla's 27-year-old...
Francis Wood Church Matters
COMPLETE THE COURSE If you're ever in the house at teatime can you resist that popular TV programme Flog It? This week it came from Boldon. We learned the value of a swagger stick and a watercolour but when a punter produced a china vase it...
Grumble in the Jungle; DAD'S REALLY WILD BARGAIN BUY PROVES A TALL ORDER ON DELIVERY
Byline: By DOMINIC HOWELL HIS home has turned into a jungle - leaving Joe Osbourne with a headache. From a giraffe in the bathroom, to tigers in the living room and zebras in the kitchen, Joe's home is now a safari experience. When the entrepreneur...
How Efficient Is Your Home? EURO MP Fiona Champions the North East's Environment in Business. but with Her 18th Century House in Need of an Eco-Makeover, She Decided to Act. AMY HUNT Tagged along as She Found out How Green Her Home Is GO GREEN
Byline: AMY HUNT LOW-energy light bulbs - Check. Loft insulation - Check. Storage heaters? "Storage heaters?" home energy assessor Jonathan Pope is taken aback. He is in the family home of North East MEP Fiona Hall, in Northumberland,...
Knife Mayhem of the Dad Who Lost His Son at Sea; MOTIVELESS DOUBLE ATTACK ON TWO STRANGERS IN A PUB
Byline: By LINDA RICHARDS CLASPING a knife, a tormented dad readies himself for a stabbing rampage Caught on camera, Douglas Bryson launched the attack in a pub. The horrifying attack was caught on the pub's cameras but police say it is too shocking...
Leach Back to Boost Warriors Play-Off Bid
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors chase a third consecutive playoff win when they take on Nottingham tomorrow, and player/coach Andrew Carter is boosted by the return of former Great Britain international Simon Leach. And Mark Good, who...
Letter: YOUR SHOUT - VENT YOUR SPLEEN
Byline: JB, Birtley WHERE is all this child poverty we so often hear about? I often see well-fed children in town centres eating sausage rolls or pasties. After they eat the meat or the pastry, they throw the rest away on to the pavements. Also,...
Miller's Ready to Make Falcons Fly
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL FLY-HALF by instinct, fly-half by nature, Rob Miller is ready to run the high-tempo Newcastle Falcons attack against Bristol tomorrow. The Cumbrian England under-20 cap might miss out on Grand Slam glory, but he is looking...
Mischief Makers Taught a Lesson; Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League Under-Seven and Under-Eight Divisions
SECOND-PLACED Boldon Colts overcame leaders Consett Mischiefs 2-1 in the Under-Seven Premier Development League. Overal netted for the Mischiefs, but great strikes from Hunter and McQuillan capped a superb team effort. South Tyneside recorded...
Not Much Hope for Customers; LET-DOWN SHOPPERS MAY BE ABLE TO COLLECT PAID FOR ITEMS
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter FAMILIES hit by the crash of a baby goods store have little hope of getting their cash or goods. Administrators acting for the Newcastle Pram and Nursery Company say they have secured the assets of the crisis-hit...
Outfits You Can Glow in; SUHAINE STEVENS Takes an Expectant Mum out for a Makeover Fashion
Byline: SUHAINE STEVENS GONE are the days when maternity wear meant big baggy tops and stretchy trousers. Mothers-to-be are now opting for flowing skirts, feminine tunic tops and fashionable jeans! We met up with Kelly Anne Burton, 24, from Wardley,...
RACE AGAINST TIME; Terminally Ill Three-Year-Old's Family Vow to Give Her a Fun-Filled Life
Byline: By LISA HUTCHINSON LITTLE Anya Potter smiles and giggles like any other child, but the toddler is unaware she is living on borrowed time. The three-year-old has leukodystrophy, a disease so rare experts are still in the dark about how...
Ratboy Arrested over Baby Injuries; Probe under Way as Daughter Fights for Life
Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN and HELEN RAE RATBOY Anthony Kennedy's baby daughter is fighting for her life in intensive care today. The seven-week-old girl is on a life support machine in Newcastle General Hospital. Northumbria Police launched...
Ryan in the Frame: Woods
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL DAVE Woods reckons Ryan Clarke can force his way into regular Gateshead Thunder reckoning if his good form continues. Thunder head coach Woods admits he had to overplay the 22-year-old hookercum-half-back last season,...
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Tasting the Splendour of Glasgow; Travel
DINBURGH may pull in the tourists with its castle and tartan-clad bagpipers but to sample Scotland's coolest cosmopolitan hub you need to head to Glasgow. With trendy bars, packed restaurants and endless cultural treats from Celtic music festivals...
THE SHEAR RELIEF! Toon Star Completes His Epic Charity Cycle Journey
TOON legend Alan Shearer completed his cycling epic, scoring another memorable hat-trick along the way. The former Newcastle striker raised over pounds 300,000 for Sport Relief with Match of the Day presenter Adrian Chiles on their 335-mile slog...
The Ship Sunk by Lynemouth; Morpeth Sunday League
LYNEMOUTH reached the Lewin Cup semifinals with a 6-1 win over Newbiggin New Ship. Michael Freathy had put the Ship in front, but Lynemouth took control with goals from Adam Kent (2), Marc Richardson (2), John Ramm and Andrew Spratt. In Division...
The Slu Claim a Top Prize in Raffle; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
DIVISION Two title favourites Seaton Sluice lifted the Derek Raffle Cup after a 4-0 victory over Hartford Village at Croft Park, Blyth. The Village put up a game fight but were unable to hold Sluice, who finished much the stronger with goals from...
Titchmarsh Has Taste for Exotic; Gardens
CAUGHT up with gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh recently to chat about the exotic fruit and vegetables which we can now grow here. The genial TV presenter is on a mission to encourage gardeners to grow their own fruit and vegetables, but his latest...
Tomorrow's League and Cup Games
COOK AND TURNBULL CRAMLINGTON SUNDAY LEAGUE Terry Lee Memorial Challenge Cup - semifinals: Burradon FC v Shankhouse United, Forest Hall Amici v Seaton Buin Moor House. Premier Division: North Shields Billy Mill v Blyth Ridley Park Hotel, North Shields...
Tories: Families Are Our Future
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor FAMILY life will be at the centre of all Tory policies, leader David Cameron will say today. As he unveiled plans to provide another 4,200 health visitors, he spelled out the Conservative commitment to...
United Have Hidden Behind Myth They Have Too Many Good Players to Go Down; SUPER MAC SHOOTING FROM THE LIP
Byline: JOHN GIBSON. THE whole world is looking to see whether a group of failing players can salvage Premier League status for the third biggest club in the country. That's how desperate things have got for United as they face the most critical...
Vigilante Jailed for Knife Attack; Man Went to 80-Year-Old's Home and Threatened to Kill Him
Byline: By GARRY WILLEY A VIGILANTE knifeman was cornered by armed police after a terror attack on an 80-year-old pensioner. Reuben Atkinson plotted his own kind of punishment when he was told the frail victim was a child molester. He walked...
Vote for Our Winner; ELDON SQUARE SHOPPING
WELCOME to the final Why I Love My Mam supplement. Last week's winner was Newcastle's Cameron Jennings, of Bridgewater School, and runners-up were Taylor Brown, of St Lawrence's in Byker, and Declan Robertson, of Longbenton. This final supplement...
We Don't Always Have to Show Our Bums. Sometimes It's Just Black Trousers and Topless; Cover Story
"I get a pretty good reception. Sometimes it's a shock for the person whose party it is. "You come in and they think you are going to strip. When you don't they are pleasantly surprised. "The hens will say to their friends when they are organising...
We've a Natural in Miller
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL STEVE BATES reckons Newcastle Falcons will benefit from having a natural-born fly-half at the helm tomorrow. Newcastle Falcons interim rugby director Bates's hand has been forced into picking 18-year-old Rob Miller in...
Your Life: Muscled Hunks Are at Your Service; as a Butler in the Buff, Personal Trainer Will Stevens Leads an Unusual Double Life. He Bares All to LIZ LAMB
Byline: Will Stevens BY DAY personal trainer Will Stevens dons his tracksuit bottoms and trainers to put fitness fanatics through their paces. By night he kits himself out in nothing but collar, cuffs and a strategically-placed apron. Will...