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 July 12, 2010

5000 Race for Life; WOMEN IN THE PINK AS THEY TURN OUT TO RAISE CANCER CHARITY CASH
Byline: HELEN RAE THOUSANDS of women took part in this year's Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. The women gathered at Newcastle's Exhibition Park yesterday, keen to finish the course. And brave schoolgirl Georgia Cairns, who has twice...
ACE JONAS WILL BEAT CUP BLUES; Hughton Backing Star to Overcome Argentina Agony
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON is confident that Argentina star Jonas Gutierrez will leave his World Cup blues in Buenos Aires. Hughton granted Gutierrez extra rest after his exploits for Argentina, with the winger heading back to his homeland...
All My Brother Ever Wanted Was a Happy Family of His Own
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY TROUBLED Raoul Moat only wanted a happy family of his own, his anguished brother said today. Angus Moat believes his younger brother suffered a breakdown when he shot his former girlfriend Sam Stobbart, 22, and killed her...
Assessing Client Care Strategies
NAME: Cindy Rutherford. AGE: 41. JOB TITLE: Single Point of Access (SPA) assessor/occupational therapist. WHERE DO YOU WORK? Newcastle General Hospital employed by Newcastle and North Tyneside Community Health. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE?...
Book of Daft Names
SOME of the world's most comical real names have been compiled in a new book. Comical names from the North East include Nicholas Streaker, Mike Stand and Cat Mews. Also featured is Treacle Tart, who was baptized in Durham in 1746 and Isa Wake,...
Coach in Blast as Thunder Rumbled; Hood's Fury at Hammering
Byline: NICK PUREWAL FURIOUS Chris Hood admits he dished out one of his worst-ever half-time hammerings in South Wales. Thunder slumped to a disappointing 70-16 Championship One defeat at the Knoll, the Scorpions racking up 11 tries. Gateshead...
Course to Fight Infections Born in North East; Medical Experts in the North East Are Stepping Up Their Fight against Healthcare Associated Infections. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE ANEW course has been set up in the region to tackle healthcare associated infections. Experts from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have designed an innovative course in partnership...
Cowardly Thief Who Preyed on Man, 96; PRISON FOR LOWLIFE WHO TARGETED DEMENTA SUFFERER
Byline: ROB KENNEDY DESPICABLE Rodney Delap has been jailed for three years after sneakily stealing from a trusting 96-year-old dementia sufferer. The mean fraudster took advantage of his victim's infirmity to plunder cash from his bedroom. ...
Cynical Dutch Are Traitors to Football
Byline: John Gibson EVEN Johann Cruyff, their most famous and revered son, was prepared to commit high treason by publicly wishing Holland to once again fail at the very gateway to glory. Cruyff urged Spain, his adopted country, to "strike a...
Danger Driver Fled; Boozed-Up Crash Motorist Left Passenger Seriously Injured in Car
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS THIS luxury car was smashed up by a boozy driver who fled, leaving a friend trapped and badly injured. The passenger, who had to be cut free by firefighters, suffered such serious injuries that he had to have his left hand...
Distance Running Is in Good Nick! British 1500 Metres Medal Hopes Are Back on Track: Says McCormick after Gateshead's Showpiece Event
Byline: STUART RAYNER A 100M showdown between an American and a Jamaican was the centre of attention as Diamond League athletics made its British debut at a humid Gateshead. Yet hidden away in a worldclass field, Nick McCormick saw signs of a...
Don't Miss out on Fitness; HEALTH Reporter HELEN RAE Reports on a Child Measurement Programme Which One Mum Says Has Transformed Her Son's Life
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Duke Coming to Officially Unveil Mall; QUEEN'S COUSIN VISITING ELDON SQUARE FOR OPENING CEREMONY
Byline: ROB PATTINSON ROYALTY is coming to Tyneside to officially open a new city centre shopping mall. The Duke of Gloucester will officially unveil Eldon Square's new St Andrew's Way, during his visit to Newcastle, later this month. The...
Finally, We Can Tie the Knot; Couple to Wed, a Year after Illness Forced Cancellation
Byline: RUTH LAWSON THEY should be celebrating their first wedding anniversary - but this couple are only just about to take the walk down the aisle. Christian Harrison and Janine Browning were faced with the heartbreaking decision to postpone...
Fresh Appeal for Witnesses; 23-YEAR-OLD MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER FALLING OUT OF TAXI
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THIS is injured Gary McConnell who is fighting for life after falling from a taxi. The 23-year-old remains in a critical condition in hospital two weeks after the incident which left him with serious head injuries. And...
Guardsman Became a Drug Dealer; FORMER SOLDIER IS JAILED FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS
Byline: GARRY WILLEY HE would proudly have kept watch over the Queen during his time with the Coldstream Guards. But shamed ex-soldier Jonathan Watson saw drugs and attention deficit disorder wreck his career in the crack regiment. Now, his...
Hammers Join Campbell Race
Byline: JAMES HUNTER WEST HAM have entered the race to sign Sunderland target Sol Campbell. The out-of-contract veteran centre-back travelled to Wearside last week for talks with Steve Bruce over a possible switch, and Scottish giants Celtic...
He Did Not Deserve to Die as He Did; Gran of Moat's Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out
Byline: RUTH LAWSON HE blasted her granddaughter, but Agnes Hornsby says she felt sorry for Raoul Moat as she watched his final moments unfold. Samantha Stobbart has been recovering in hospital since her former boyfriend went on the rampage,...
Hoping to Make It a Day to Remember; Memory Championship Title within Girl's Grasp
Byline: YEN KUAN GAN A TEENAGER from the North is hoping to remember her way to national glory. Kate McKenna, 17, from Pickering Drive in Blaydon, Gateshead, is in her final week of preparation for the UK Schools Memory Championship National...
Hunt Is on to Find the Second Gun
POLICE are continuing to search the countryside near Rothbury for a second shotgun Raoul Moat was feared to have. Officers are warning members of the public not to touch any weapons they come across. A thorough search is now being carried out...
Lance Admits Title Bid Is Over
WHEN he announced the 2010 Tour de France would be his last, Lance Armstrong would not have expected it to end so soon. The 38-year-old seventime champion's challenge for an eighth title disintegrated yesterday on the 189-kilometre eighth stage...
Lisa's My Inspiration: Meadows
JENNY MEADOWS will take inspiration from fellow World Championship medallist Lisa Dobriskey after putting her injury nightmare behind her in Gateshead. Meadows could only finish sixth in the 800 metres at the Aviva British Grand Prix on Saturday,...
Maggie's Matters; IN April This Year, My Little Sister Gilly Was
Byline: Denise Heron IN April this year, my little sister Gilly was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Our family was devastated. The following weekend Gilly made the decision, she wanted life to be as normal as possible. Neil, her husband, was...
Nine-Storey Block of Flats for Quayside; STUDENT DIGS SCHEME LIKELY TO GET GREEN LIGHT
Byline: AMY HUNT A NINE storey block of flats planned for the Newcastle quayside looks set to get the goahead. Up to 133 students would live in flats in the block, at the junction of the Close and Skinnerburn Road, close to the Metro bridge....
No Regrets for Martha; Martha Wainwright Sings Edith Piaf at the Sage Gateshead Tonight. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR SINGER Martha Wainwright stamps her "je ne sais quoi" on The Sage Gateshead tonight. She will perform a beautiful selection of rare and acclaimed Edith Piaf songs, passionately sung and romantically interpreted in Martha's...
Oh Brother - Italians Set Sights on Open
FIFTEEN years after Costantino Rocca came so close to Open glory at St Andrews two more Italians - brothers - have reason to believe it could be their week. Edoardo Molinari arrives at the home of golf as the European Tour's newest champion after...
PC: Let's Put This Bang to Rights
PAUL COLLINGWOOD has called on England to deliver a rousing response to their first defeat against Bangladesh by delivering the NatWest Series in style. Three successive victories over Australia hinted at a vintage summer for the oneday international...
PC's BRAVERY; SHOT OFFICER SAYS HE BEARS GUNMAN NO MALICE
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY FACING a lifetime of blindness and years of pain, brave police officer David Rathband has today told how he bears no malice towards the gunman who shot him in the face. PC Rathband is waiting to discover whether he will...
Pensioner Power; GRANDAD, 76, TO TACKLE GRUELLING COAST TO COAST BIKE RIDE
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER CLOCKING up 280 miles a week on his bike, grandad Peter Pasola is a pensioner at his peak. The 76-year-old enjoys cycling so much that he spends every day riding around the North East. And now the grandfather-of-five...
Questionnaire for the Perfect Prescription; RESIDENTS Are Being Asked to Dispense Their Views on Pharmacy Services in the Region. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE THE North East NHS is asking residents to give their views on pharmacies and the services they currently provide. Residents are being askeds to complete a questionnaire, available online and through local libraries and community...
Sad Last Drink at Their Club; End of an Era for Ex-Workers
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG FORMER coal miners watched on as the club they loved closed for the final time. Black and white photographs in Swalwell and District Social Club recall a venue which once thrived with thirsty working men. But for current...
Spain Reign over the Dirty Dutch; All the Latest from the World Cup Final as The: Spanish Celebrate a Hard-Fought Extra-Time Win: Iniesta Revels in Incredible Feeling after Winning Goal: Skipper: It'll Take Time to Realise Just How Big This Fantastic Achievement Is Fantastic Achievement Is
SPAIN'S hero Andres Iniesta hailed "an incredible feeling" after his goal secured his country the World Cup for the first time in their history. The Barcelona midfielder scored in the 26th minute of extra time against Holland after being set up by...
Starlets Urged to Step Up by Chris; Hughton's Challenge
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Chris Hughton has challenged some of his Toon young guns to give him a headache during the Magpies' pre-season programme. United were putting youngsters such as Haris Vuckic, Geordie striker Phil Airey...
STIs Risk Advice Campaign Is on World Cup Target; Be Safe Not Sorry Was the Message to World Cup Youngsters. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE The sexual health outreach team are based at the One to One Centre in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, and aim to add to the existing comprehensive service by developing clinic in community venues which are easily accessible and young...
Stopper Suffers Unlucky Break
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD'S longestserving player and last season's Player of the Year James Curtis will miss the start of the Blue Square Premier season after breaking his foot. The influential 27-year-old central defender broke the fifth...
The Many Benefits of Walking in; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at a Day in the Life of Newcastle's Molineux Street Walk in Centre
Byline: HELEN RAE WHEN it comes to providing quality healthcare for minor ailments the Molineux NHS Centre in Byker is a great alternative to the hospital. The walk in centre sees up to 80 people a day and can provide treatment for minor injuries...
Tillie out to Add to Winning Tally
TILLIETUDLEM can benefit from the 'Hanagan factor' when he goes on a Beverley retrieval mission in the 125th Year of Watt Memorial Handicap. Jim Goldie's prolific four-year-old has won five of his six starts on the level this year - with the sole...
Tragic Teen Robbed of Bridesmaid Dream Day; GIRL DIED DAYS FROM WEDDING
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON REBECCA Hooper's dream to be a bridesmaid was only days away when tragedy struck. She was due to follow a family friend down the aisle when she suddenly died in hospital. The brave schoolgirl has spent the last eight...
TV Hope for Old School; More Series Could Be Shot at la Sagesse Site
Byline: AMY HUNT MORE hit TV shows could be shot on Tyneside, following the return of a popular children's series. The new series of Tracey Beaker Returns will be filmed at the former La Sagesse School in Jesmond, Newcastle, if council chiefs...
Union Chiefs Sound Warning over Nhs; Doctors' Concerns over Revamp 'Must Be Heeded'
Byline: HELEN RAE A HUGE revamp of NHS services can only succeed if Government listens to health experts' concerns, union leaders have warned. GP practices are set to be handed responsibility for most health services under Government proposals...
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CHEMISTS NEWCASTLE: Boots, 140 West Road, 8.30am to 5.30pm; Boots, Monument Mall, to 6pm; Boots Kingston Park shopping centre, 8am to midnight. Superdrug, Northumberland Street, to 5.30pm. Medicentre, 117 Grainger Street, 6pm; 132 Elswick Road, Elswick,...
Vipers Aiming to Be Poles Apart
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE Vipers head coach Danny Stewart has swooped to sign Polish international Jaroslaw Rzeszutko. Rzeszutko has a proven track record on the big stage after netting in the last World Championships and the addition will...
Web Row Has Red Bull in a Tangle
RED BULL Racing team boss Christian Horner will today hold clear-the-air talks with bitterly frustrated driver Mark Webber. The 33-year-old Australian allowed his emotions to spill over after his British Grand Prix triumph ahead of Lewis Hamilton...
Weekend of Fun Attracts Crowds; A FAIR OLD TIME WAS HAD BY THE THOUSANDS WHO: TOOK PART IN SUMMER EVENTS ACROSS THE REGION
Byline: SARA NICHOL FAMILIES flocked to a weekend of funfilled events around the North East. Thousands of people headed to fun days in Stamfordham Village, Northumberland, and Lemington, Newcastle, as well as an annual summer festival in Tynemouth...
Weir Is Feeling Champion at 40
Byline: John Gibson DAVID WEIR insists the memories of last season's Scottish Premier League triumph can drive Rangers on to a third successive title. The 40-year-old defender has signed on for another year with the Scottish champions and believes...
Why 1970s Fashion Isn't All That Bad; OLD CLOTHING PUT TOGETHER BY RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A COLLECTION of vintage clothing is up for grabs to help raise cash for people in crisis across the world. The collection was put together by mother and daughter team, Lorraine Dixon and Amy Spedding, for the British Red...
Why Did It Happen?
Byline: ADAM JUPP POLICE are set to face a series of tough questions over their handling of the Raoul Moat manhunt. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will probe the use of Taser stun guns to try to apprehend Moat in the moments...
Why Shut-Eye Is the Key to a Healthier Life; LISA SALMON Finds out Why It Is Important to Sleep Yourself Well
Byline: LISA SALMON GOOD sleep is as vital to our wellbeing as healthy eating and exercise - but it's often the first casualty in today's hectic world. Busy people wrongly believe that it won't hurt to cut back on something which takes such a...
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