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 16, 2010

Acknowledgements
BELL (Killingworth). The family of the late Bob Bell wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement, also for the cards, letters of condolence...
Affordable Performance
ALL car makers like to think they're specialists when it comes to developing the higher-performing versions of their models. In truth, there are many who do it rather well, but surely Skoda are out in front when it comes to offering a tantalising blend...
Also Released
NCIS - The Sixth Season (Cert 15, 1043 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, DVD pounds 49.99/Seasons 1-6 DVD Box Set pounds 119.99, Action/Drama) Six-disc box set comprising 25 episodes of the Emmynominated drama, following Special Agent Leroy Jethro...
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The Concert (15, 122 mins) Romanian cinema goes from strength to strength courtesy of Radu Mihaileanu's charming comedy. Andrei (Aleksei Guskov) used to conduct the Bolshoi Orchestra until fate and politics conspired against him. Now, he works as a...
A Smart Little Mover
Byline: MIKE TORPEY SMART is certainly the word for the fortwo cdi - and it means considerably more than just a neat suit of clothes. Not content with being the world''s most economical production car, the makers of this efficiency marvel refused...
'Bad Handwriting Led to Overdose' PRISONER GIVEN TOO MUCH CANCER MEDICATION
Byline: ADAM JUPP A PRISONER was given a deadly dose of cancer medication - because his doctor's handwriting was misread. The blunder meant James Yarnell went on to receive a week's worth of a highly toxic chemotherapy drug in one day. The...
Bands Will Impress
TONIGHT, the Cluny 2 has a visit from Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys. The band have been on the road for almost all of their 22 years' existence. They come from Anaheim in California and specialise in Rockabilly, Western-swing and country. The...
Big Bang Is Now a Huge Hit
WHILE her husband (McGregor) is away at war, Mrs Green (Gyllenhaal) valiantly takes charge of the family farm with her three children, Norman (Butterfield), Megsie (Woods) and Vincent (Steer). Chaos ensues when snooty, well-to-do cousins Cyril (Vlahos)...
Birthday Memories
JACKSON (Queens Court). Birthday memories of our beloved daughter Arlene, 53 today. Our hearts still ache with sadness, secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you no-one will ever know. Love you always, mam, dad, uncle, auntys and cousins....
Blurring the Lines between a Dream and Reality
EVERY night, the dream world provides a temporary and blissful escape from reality. As we slip into an unconscious haze of fractured memories and fantastical imaginings, the brain downloads all of the useless information we've absorbed during the...
Bogie's Staying Upbeat
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD manager Ian Bogie is confident his side will be primed and ready to go when the Blue Square Premier season gets under way at home to Kettering Town on August. The Tynesiders first three friendlies have all brought...
Bringing Broadway Home
A TYNESIDE conductor who's fast making a name for himself at home and abroad will be in action next week for a concert that will be a must for fans of the best of Broadway. In addition to those as a conductor of classical works, Gateshead-born John...
Cabbie Attacked by Thug; BID TO GRAB TAKINGS
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A TAXI driver was attacked by a thug because he would not hand over his hardearned takings. Arshad Mahmood had picked up Mark Gillen after a night out in Newcastle. Gillen and his pal had hatched a plan to flee without paying...
Cat Burglar Given One Last Chance; A FINAL WARNING FOR RAIDER, 14
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A FUGITIVE cat burglar aged just 14 has been given a last chance after going on the run. The house breaker, who admitted his part in a bungled raid after being arrested on the roof of a home, failed to appear in court for...
Cav Can't Believe Ruling on Headbutt
MARK CAVENDISH expressed dismay after his chances of winning the Tour de France green jersey were hit by a key team-mate being ejected from the race for headbutting. Cavendish claimed his third victory of the 2010 Tour and 13th of his career in...
Colliers Facing a Crucial Encounter; Wellstream N'land and Tyneside Senior League
Byline: JAMES HUNTER ASHINGTON go to Tynedale tomorrow aiming to give their survival hopes a lift - and avenge their earlyseason defeat against the Hexham club. The Colliers' loss against Lanchester last weekend saw them slip into the relegation...
Construction Giant in Sackings Claim; Tribunal for Firm
Byline: SARA NICHOL WORKERS who have helped build some of Tyneside's iconic landmarks were unfairly dismissed just days before Christmas, a tribunal heard. Six electricians were among 40 employees laid off by construction giant Balfour Beatty...
COWARD WHO ASSAULTED A CANCER VICTIM; Man Has a Psychosis
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS THIS man carried out a vicious attack on a frail cancer patient. Michael Farbridge plagued 53-year-old Keith Dobie with questions about his weight. He wanted to know why Mr Dobie was so "skinny" and when he was told...
Cricketers' Tribute; Star Cheers Winners of Tournament
Byline: TOM MULLEN DURHAM ace Phil Mustard cheered the winners of a cricket competition held in memory of a teenage cancer victim. The North East-born batsman and wicketkeeper, who has also played for England, attended the under-18s tournament...
Deaths
BINGLEY (Leadgate). Peacefully at home on 14th July, aged 78 years, Lorna (nee Craig), beloved wife of Ken, much loved mam of Bryan and Sheena, mother in law of Barbara and Gary, cherished grandma of Calum and Cameron. Family an friends please meet...
Dogged Doug Targets Terriers; Three Counties N'land League
Byline: NICK PUREWAL DOUG POTTS is more worried about Warkworth ending their winless streak against Bedlington than lifting a first Northumberland League Premier Division title since 2002. Warkworth skipper Potts believes his side still have...
Do Your Bit to Help the Brave Cancer Battlers; FAMILIES SET TO WALK THE WALK TO RAISE CASH FOR DISEASE FIGHT
Byline: TOM MULLEN HUNDREDS of volunteers, dressed in colourful bras, will tackle a charity walk to raise money for breast cancer causes Women, men and children will take part in the novelty half-marathon which kicks off in Newcastle's Exhibition...
ECO WARRIORS; Schools' Green Success
Byline: AMY HUNT ECO-FRIENDLY children have got together to celebrate their green achievements. Dozens of pupils and teachers from across the North East took part in an event as part of the Climate Change Schools Project. The initiative, which...
Everest Soldier Goes to Frontline; Six-Month Tour of War Zone
Byline: TOM MULLEN FROM the dizzy heights of Mount Everest to the deserts of Afghanistan, soldier Robert Varey is relishing his next challenge. The North East squaddie's adventures have taken him from the Himalayas to Helmand Province. At...
Facebook Page Is Removed
SICK tributes to killer Raoul Moat have been removed from the internet and the Rothbury riverside. The creator of a controversial Facebook group inviting fans of the gunman to leave tributes has now removed the page from the social networking site....
Family Affair Set to Cruze onto Market
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW TIME was when the accepted mode of family transport was easily recognisable by the fact that it was usually a four-door saloon. Although the saloon may no longer be considered a common or garden member of the UK motor...
Fans' Thumbs Up! Toon Army Queue Up: To Get Away Strips Ahead of the New Season
Byline: RICHARD FLETCHER DEDICATED Toon fans became the blue and white army for the day when they descended on St James' Park for the launch of the team's new away strip. Fans queued for up to three hours outside the Newcastle United club shop...
Farewell; Loved Ones of Knifed Lad Say Goodbyes
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON UNITED in grief, they clung to one another and followed his coffin to say their goodbyes. Loved ones wiped away their tears at the funeral of mechanic David Johnson. The 21-year-old lit up a room with his infectious...
GOALS MATTER MORE THAN No 9 SHIRT; I'm Focused Only on Toon Success, Says Young Gun Carroll: Andy in Goals Pledge to Fans
Byline: LEE RYDER ANDY CARROLL says his only concern for the new season is bringing goals to Newcastle. And, in his first big interview ahead of United's eagerly anticipated return to the Premier League, Carroll revealed: A repeat of his 19-goal...
Gordon Fearing Another Bad Break
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND keeper Craig Gordon faces up to three months on the sidelines after suffering another broken arm. The luckless Scotland international was crocked in training as he prepared to return from a hernia operation in...
Hear Legacy of Man in Black; ALAN NICHOL Interviews Rosanne Cash on the Run-Up to Her Tyneside Show
Byline: ALAN NICHOL ROSANNE Cash and her band head for The Sage Gateshead next Saturday night to play the only show in the UK on this summer's European tour. She does play a gig in Scotland the following day with her husband, guitarist/ producer...
Heartbroken Parents' Anniversary Tribute to Brave Leanne; BALLOON RELEASE WILL MARK A YEAR SINCE 19-YEAR-OLD DIED
Byline: VICKY ROBSON BRIGHT yellow balloons were released into the sky today in memory of tragic transplant teenager Leanne Nicholson. The bubbly 19-year-old, of Choppington, in Northumberland, died a year ago today after her body rejected a...
Hood Looks to Blackpool to Get Thunder on Track
CHRIS HOOD has warned his Gateshead Thunder players not to let tomorrow's Northern Rail 9s push them off message. Thunder rugby director Hood will take a 15-man squad to Blackpool for the shortformat competition, in a break from Championship One...
Hudson Won't Hit off Switch!
Byline: NICK PUREWAL WORKAHOLIC Newcastle Falcons captain James Hudson just cannot drag himself away from Kingston Park - even though he does not have to be there. New skipper Hudson is in the middle of his six-week mandatory rest period after...
Idle's Life Full of Laughter; MONTY Python's Eric Idle Hopes Droves of Fellow Geordies Will Be Looking on the Bright Side of Life Next Week, He Tells Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR in an Exclusive Interview
Byline: GORDON BARR HE may be 67, but Eric Idle's philosophy is still to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. It's not difficult for the former Monty Python Star to do these days, with the success of his hit musical Spamalot, which comes to...
Inside of Moat's Lair; Tyneside Shootings: Aftermath Tyneside Shootings: The Aftermath
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL LOCKED up and standing empty, the former home of Raoul Moat gives little clue that a brutal killer once lived there. Instead, the house, on Newcastle's Fenham Hall Drive, provides a stark picture of the everyday life of...
It's Vital to Keep Engine Running
Byline: STEVE MCNALLY FOLLOWING the takeaway last week there are a number of key sequences that need to fire to make up for a balanced and athletic backswing. Most of us are well aware of the role of the shoulder and hip rotation, but it is by...
I've Been to Hell and Back - Taylor; Taylor: It's Been Tough
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVEN TAYLOR will make his long-awaited comeback from injury agony tomorrow at Carlisle United admitting: "I've been to hell and back." The Toon defender has not kicked a ball since January, when he was badly hurt in a challenge...
I Was in the Club Only a Few Hours before; AID WORKER ESCAPES DEVASTATING BOMB BLAST THAT TOOK 74 LIVES
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A TYNESIDE man escaped being at the centre of a bomb blast by a matter of hours. The aid worker's near-miss came after he visited the rugby club in Kampala, Uganda, that was later the target of a bomb - killing 74 people....
Killer's Fury Revealed
RAOUL Moat threatened staff from Newcastle City Council accusing them of lying and being "more bent than the police". The former nightclub doorman's frustrations with social workers are captured in conversations he recorded on a secret microphone....
Krul Rolls Back His Tender Years in Cumbria
Byline: LEE RYDER TIM KRUL has revealed he can't wait to make an emotional return to Brunton Park to face his old side Carlisle United tomorrow - but says it is very much a case of getting back to business. Krul has re-iterated his aims to emulate...
Latest Octavia a Winner
Byline: PETER KEENAN THE Octavia has been the spine of Skoda's model range throughout the Czech firm's design and engineering renaissance and is its most successful car ever. A fresh chapter in the Octavia's history began last year with the launch...
Marsden Defiant as Skipper Is Sidelined; Warmseal Durham Senior League
MARSDEN are gearing up to try to make a break for Senior League safety. After crashing to the bottom of the table last week - they are now 14 points adrift - the alarms bells have been ringing, and with mounting injury problems they have moved quickly...
Moment of Madness: A Lifetime of Anguish; VICTIM OF A ONE-PUNCH ATTACK TELLS OF HIS HELL
Byline: KATIE DAVIES ;ROB KENNEDY A MOMENT of madness has left one-punch attack victim Paul Spivey facing a lifetime of anguish. Paul Saint is today behind bars for the attack which left the family man needing life-saving surgery. Mr Spivey...
NEW LOOK FOR TOWN; after Many Yearsof Delays, Pounds 150mproposalunveiled
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON THE transformation of Gateshead has come a step closer after a pounds 150m plan was submitted for the Get Carter car park replacement. After years of delays, work is ongoing on the demolition and supermarket group Tesco...
New Movie beyond Brilliant
THE toys are back in town as the computer animation wizards at Pixar bid a fond farewell to Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear and their other beloved creations. Third time's most certainly a charm - Toy Story 3 surpasses the 1995 original and its...
No Sympathy for Mr Moat
Byline: TONY HORNE "HE'S dead," I said, turning on Sky News on Saturday morning. "Thank God for that." It's really important to remember what you felt when you heard it because since then there has been a lot of distasteful jockeying for position....
Oldie Wants to Be Toon Goldie; Age Jibes Won't Bother Harper
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE HARPER wants to continue making history for Newcastle United this season - even if he does have to endure the odd "old man" taunt from his team-mates. The popular United goalkeeper may well be the oldest member of the...
Player Exodus Hits Side; 3D Sports Durham Coast League
RYHOPE are facing up to the prospect of losing a host of players as they try to pick up the threads of a disappointing season. The club are languishing in the bottom half of the table when their pre-season hopes were to be competing strongly on...
Pride Parade; GAY FESTIVAL TO BRING A CARNIVAL OF COLOUR TO CITY
Byline: LAURA CAROE A CARNIVAL of colour will hit the streets of Tyneside during a gay pride parade. More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Northern Pride festival tomorrow. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
Pub Quiz Uncovered
I HAD been asked recently to recommend a music quiz and I was reluctant to do so as I had not been to one recently, so I headed for the Poacher's Cottage, which I had enjoyed on a previous trip. Pub: The Poacher's Cottage, Callerton, Newcastle Question...
Quality Need Not Be Costly
Byline: GORDON BARR IT SEEMS everyone is tightening their pursestrings after the recent Budget. While we may have to compromise on how we spend our money, here's at least one bar that hasn't compromised on quality and service despite offering...
Questions Asked of Prison
DURHAM Prison faced the anger of Raoul Moat's victims today as relatives demanded to know how the killer was allowed to plot his rampage behind bars. The jail also faced tough questions on intelligence it handed to cops before the gunman went on...
Quietly Stylish CV-R
Byline: IAN JOHNSON HONDA'S popular Britishbuilt CR-V has been a hot favourite in the compact SUV market for some years and it has now been revamped with cleaner-cut styling. It certainly looks a lot better than the old model, but the factor...
Ray Focuses on Helping More Motability Customers; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
PERSONAL c i rc u m s t a n c e has further inspired a member of staff at JenningsFord Direct in South Shields to assist more Motability customers on the road to freedom. Type one diabetic Ray Maitland, 48, from North Shields, is a true inspiration...
Robbie Williams to Reunite with Take That
ROBBIE Williams and Take That ended months of speculation by announcing that they had reunited for a new album. Williams, who walked out on the group 15 years ago as he began to go off the rails, said: "It feels like coming home." The two sides...
Robins & Day Look to Future; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
IN 1810, Peugeot brothers, Jean-Pierre and Jean-Frdric, converted their father's corn mill into a steel mill to make the most of the industrial revolution. Little could they have imagined what would become of the Peugeot brand 200 years on. Since...
Rory Reckons a Maiden Major Is within His Reach
THE true test of golfing greatness began today for Rory McIlroy as he took a two-shot lead into the second round of the Open Championship at St Andrews. McIlroy yesterday added a 63 to his collection of stunning low scores to equal the lowest round...
Roxy Kick off Tour at Arena
ROCK legends Roxy Music are to kick off their first UK tour in more than a decade with a homecoming gig in Newcastle, it was confirmed today. North East born and bred Bryan Ferry and his band will perform at the Metro Radio Arena January 25, 2011,...
Saab Stands out from Opposition
Byline: PATRICK JAMES SAAB has long been a name associated with Swedish style and durability. The firm's cars were and are often seen as the alternative in the premium/executive sector. As befits a car company born from aircraft builders, the...
Sam Still Loves Raoul; TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: AFTERMATH TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: THE AFTERMATH
Byline: ROB PATTINSON GUNNED down Samantha Stobbart still loves Raoul Moat the jealous ex who opened fire on her. The claim was made by her half sister, who confesses she now "feels sorry" for the body builder who took his own life at the end...
Short-Term Loss Long-Term Gain; Cook Takes Positives from Cup Toils
Byline: NEIL FARRINGTON ALTHOUGH appearing forlorn, Durham's final flings in the Friends Provident t20 will be far from pointless, according to coach Geoff Cook. The Dynamos travel to Leicester tonight knowing wins at Grace Road and against Northamptonshire...
Sorento Good for a Holiday
Byline: STEVE ORME MICHAEL Portillo announced on Andrew Neil's TV show that the pound is a "very popular currency to be in" at the moment. I'm not sure if that's about the pound in your pocket or a pocket in the pound where troubled moneyists...
Stylish C30 Will Impress Motor Ists
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW VOLVO'S offering to buyers intent on enjoying some very d r i ve r-f r i e n d ly cruising is the C30. The Volvo C30 has got style that stands out a mile, its swooping nose job and the very distinctive, neat looking glassware...
Temple Ready to Sprint to Victory
ED McMAHON'S Temple Meads can see off the Richard Hannon battalion in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury. Hannon's record in this valuable race is without equal having won it seven times, but this year his squad looks a little down on quality....
TENT SO CONTENT! Tilly Can Play Again
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG LITTLE Tilly Warner is back with her friends - thanks to her brand new sunshelter. The schoolgirl suffers from visual impairment and Albinism, a congenital disorder that has made her hypersensitive to sunlight. In a bid...
They Do So Much for Us. We Need to Give Something Back; WHEN Their Youngest Son Had a Traumatic Birth, the Lennies Knew Life Would Never Be the Same Again. What They Weren't Prepared for Was How Happy They'd Be. HANNAH DAVIES Reports
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES WE'VE totally changed our outlook on life," says Lisa Lennie. "In the evenings, when I've got my boys back from school and they're fed and ready for bed, I realise I'm truly happy. I don't need anything else." Lisa, 41,...
Three Steps to Heaven for Ace; Cram Recalls His Record-Breaking Spell
Byline: STUART RAYNER TWENTY-FIVE years ago Steve Cram set out on a 19-day golden spell which saw him bag three world records at different distances and come within a whisker of a fourth. Cram puts it down to a mixture of frustration and good...
Toy Story's a Rare Spin off Success
Toy Story 3: The Video Game Platform: Xbox 360. Price: pounds 49.99 Woody, Buzz, Jessie and co are effectively a license to print money this summer, with a cracking film on show and all the paraphernalia that surrounds it at the top of every young...
Vipers to Take on Warriors in Friendly
NEWCASTLE Vipers will open their season with a challenge match between their tenants Whitley Warriors. The match will take place on Wednesday September 15th, facing off at 7.30pm at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. Tickets will go on sale on August 2, priced...
We Have a Prayer of Victory: Amin
PAKISTAN will have to set a new world record to beat Australia at Lord's - and debutant batsman Umar Amin is confident they can do it. Australia set Pakistan 440 to win after Simon Katich scored 83 and Ben Hilfenhaus inspired a lower-order rally...
Windows Is Full of Hope; Dukes North East Premier League
Byline: STEVE BROWN IF ALAN Hansen still thinks you can't win anything with kids, John Windows has news for him. For, despite Chester-le-Street and South North blazing a familiar trail at the top of the NEPL, the Durham Academy coach retains...
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