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 19, 2010

A Jab That Can Save Lives; PARENTS Are Being Advised to Ensure Their Children Are Vaccinated with H the MMR Jab before They Travel Abroad. Health Reporter R HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE HEALTH experts are urging parents to ensure their children have had their primary immunisations in particular the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before travelling abroad. This follows recent reported cases of measles...
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Baby Boot Camp for New Mums; IF YOU Have a New Baby, Finding the Time to Exercise Can Be Difficult. LYNSEY SHERRIFF Discovers the Answer
Byline: LYNSEY SHERRIFF IN STEP THE sounds of cooing, panting and "push your pelvis to the floor, girls" are not what you would expect to hear in a Tyneside park most mornings. However, that''s what can be heard on this warm, sunny day in Heaton,...
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Back Barq for Glory
BARQ showed more than enough on his racecourse debut at Wolverhampton to suggest he can get off the mark in the Peugeot At M R King Lowestoft Maiden Stakes at Yarmouth. The Godolphin inmate appeared to be very much the second string on that first...
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Ben Stokes Up Durham Fire for Championship
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS BEN Stokes is confident you will see a completely different Durham when they resume their defence of the County Championship title against Lancashire tomorrow after their Twenty20 campaign ended in a mess. Durham were comprehensively...
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Best: There's More to Follow; Best's Joy over Goal
Byline: LEE RYDER LEON BEST has spoken of his relief after netting his first Newcastle United goal - and today dedicated it to the Toon Army. There were 3,000 United fans who made the journey to Brunton Park on Saturday, and Best took less than...
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Blind Pensioner Fleeced out of Pounds 10,000 Savings; TRUSTED CARER PLUNDERED FRAIL 88-YEAR-OLD'S ACCOUNTS
Byline: KATIE DAVIES A BLIND pensioner was fleeced out of pounds 10,000 by a supposed friend who repeatedly raided her bank account while acting as her carer. Today Christine Henderson is behind bars after admitting swindling Hilda Lawler out of...
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Blyth Unable to Find the Net
Byline: JEFF BOWRON A LEG-WEARY Blyth Spartans drew a blank for the third consecutive game when they went down 0-2 at home to East Stirlingshire on Saturday. Playing their fourth preseason home game in a week, Blyth ran out of legs and ideas in...
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Bra-Vo Walkers; SEVEN HUNDRED STEP OUT FOR BREAST CANCER CHARITIES
Byline: SARA NICHOL HUNDREDS of walkers pounded the pavements of Tyneside to raise money for charity. More than 700 volunteers donned colourful bras to tackle Newcastle's second SunWalk to raise funds for Walk the Walk and vital breast cancer causes....
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Buis Wins Game of Cat and Mouse during Coastal Race
AT THE third time of asking, James Buis finally came out on top in Alnwick Harriers' annual Coastal Run yesterday. The Beadnell to Alnmouth 14-mile contest - where the 1,000 competitors can choose their own course as long as they don't venture onto...
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Cancer Patients Invited to Walk; HEALTH Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at a New Group Being Held in the Region for People Living with Cancer
A NEW walking group which helps people living with cancer in the North East to take up more physical activity is hosting its first walk. The walk and talk group, which is part of the Macmillan Cancer information and support survivorship initiatives,...
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Caring Taxi Driver Will Be Remembered; GRIEVING FAMILY PAY TRIBUTE TO KIND AND MUCH-LOVED SON
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON HE became friends with a tribe in Borneo and had a string of pals back home, but Neil Heatley couldn't put his worries onto others in his moment of need. The taxi driver had a reputation for being kind and caring and would...
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Concerns at Closure Plans; PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO BE MERGED AS PART OF REGENERATION SCHEME
Byline: AMY HUNT TWO primary schools are set to close as part of a regeneration scheme. Wharrier Street Primary and St Anthony's Primary, both in Walker, Newcastle, will shut their doors in August 2012. They will be replaced by a single new-build...
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Crime Clawback; POLICE SELL GOODS FOR OVER Pounds 2,000 ON EBAY TO COMPENSATE VICTIM
Byline: LAURA CAROE PRIZED possessions owned by a callous crook have been sold by police on eBay. A Rolex watch and a diamond pendant were put on the auction site in a bid to claw back thousands of pounds of cash Melanie Middleton stole from...
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Deaths
ARMSTRONG (Newcastle). Lost her fight for life on 12th July, aged 65 years, Catherine (nee McCarthy), beloved wife of William, dearly loved mother of Richard and his partner Sharnea, David and his wife Catherine and Angela and her partner Brian, a...
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Deaths
STEWART (Gosforth). Peacefully on Wednesday 14th July 2010, aged 94 years, Isabella, also known as Maureen, beloved wife of the late Bill, dearly loved mam of Malcolm and Patricia, mother in law of Carol and John, cherished nana of Tansy, Seth, Paul...
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Families Flock to Fun and Games; WEEKEND OF ATTRACTIONS BRING OUT THE: CROWDS FOR FESTIVALS, FUNDRAISERS AND PARADES
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS VISITORS turned out in force at attractions across the region this weekend. Families flocked to the Ouseburn Festival in Newcastle for two free days of fun and entertainment. As well as parades, performances, workshops...
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Farewell to Eunice; Oldest Lady Dies at 111
Byline: PHIL DOHERTY SHE survived two world wars, saw six monarchs on the throne and 22 Prime Ministers in power. But Eunice Bowman, the country's oldest person, has died just a month before she would have celebrated her 112th birthday. She...
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Farman Won't Be Put out to Grass; Gateshead Keeper Is Moor the Merrier
Byline: JEFF BOWRON PAUL FARMAN won't relinquish his spot as Gateshead's first-choice goalkeeper without a fight - a point he proved with a superb display at the Brewery Field on Saturday. While manager Ian Bogie scours the country for a second...
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Football Fans under Fire for Raoul Chants
A SECTION of Newcastle United fans have been criticised for singing sick chants in praise of gunman Raoul Moat. Songs glorifying Moat were sang by parts of the 2,000-strong crowd during Saturday's friendly match against Carlisle United. Among...
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Former School Gets Filming Thumbs Up; CHILDREN'S SHOW RETURNS FOR A 13-WEEK SHOOT ON HISTORIC SITE
Byline: AMY HUNT FILMING has been approved on the site of an historic former school. A shoot is due to start imminently at the former La Sagesse School in Jesmond for the new series of Tracy Beaker Returns. Previous episodes of the popular...
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Gunman's Sick Get Well Message to Sam
KILLER Raoul Moat sent a sinister get well card to his ex-girlfriend as surgeons battled to save her. The brazen fugitive managed to post the card to Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital as he continued to elude officers searching for him in one...
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Gym Might Have Fixed It for Bard
Byline: STEVE BROWN BOXING clever, Phil Bardsley hopes he has done enough this summer to sustain his Sunderland career. The Black Cats defender has been linked with a move to Premier League newcomers Blackpool during the close season, with Steve...
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HEALTH Reporter HELEN RAE Finds out How Football Fever Has Helped Get the Sexual Health Message Across
time but they raised so much money that Lisa Pringle was also able to join them too. Mark added: "We went to Durban and the Valley of A Thousand Hills where 70 to 75% of people in that area are HIV positive or have been affected by HIV as many of...
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Healthy Goal Scored for South Africa
SEXUAL health workers from the region have been using football fever to promote the message of sex safe in South Africa. During the World Cup, three sexual health workers, Mark Hedley, Lisa Pringle and Heidi Hansen volunteered their time to travel...
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High Street History on Show at Chapel; OLD CHAPEL HOSTING EXHIBITION
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS AS THE Get Carter car park is poised to be pulled down, old Gateshead is remembered in a new exhibition. Dozens of photographs of the High Street in a bygone age decorate the walls of St Edmund's Chapel. The display opens...
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Holidaymakers to Be Flown Home; Travel Firm Collapses
Byline: LAURA CAROE THE majority of holidaymakers who were grounded after a tour operator collapsed should be home tonight. Around 16,000 tourists were stranded abroad when Greece and Turkey specialist Goldtrail went into administration on Friday....
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In Memoriam
BARRETT (Elswick). Michael, aged 87, died 19th July 2009. Dad you will always be with us, missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Forever in our hearts, we miss you so much, loved always sons Alan and Neil, Maureen and grandson Alan xxx....
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I Screamed 'I've Been Shot' TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: AFTERMATH
Byline: TOM MULLEN ;SOPHIE DOUGHTY KILLER Raoul Moat's exgirlfriend has spoken of the horrific moment the crazed gunman shot her in the stomach and executed her new partner. Samantha Stobbart has relived the terrifying minutes of madness as the...
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Lance Laughs off Drug Claims
SEVEN-TIME champion Lance Armstrong insists "I sleep like a baby" after denying the ongoing investigation into doping allegations levelled at him by Floyd Landis was behind his poor Tour de France display. An investigation was initiated by the United...
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Lou Is Still in Shock at Open Win
OPEN champion Louis Oosthuizen today admitted it could take a week for his amazing victory at St Andrews to sink in. Oosthuizen was a 200/1 outsider at the start of the 139th Open Championship, but ended up leaving the world's best golfers trailing...
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Michele Aims to Help Young
NAME: Michele Hook. AGE: 45. JOB TITLE: Senior specialist nurse in sexual health (Outreach Team). WHERE DO YOU WORK? I am based at One to One Centre in Brenkley Avenue, Shiremoor, but have an office at the Youth Village in Hudson Street, North Shields....
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Moment of Madness, a Lifetime of Anguish; VICTIM OF A ONE-PUNCH ATTACK TELLS OF ORDEAL
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...
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Mum's New House Woe; MOVE OFF TWO DAYS AFTER OFFER
Byline: IAN ROBSON A MUM on the housing waiting list was offered a new home on a Friday only for it to be withdrawn on Monday. Helen Friend, who has two young children, was offered the property in a phone call from Gateshead Housing Company....
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Newcastle Need No Wake-Up Call; Magpies Come to Life in the Second Half after A: Sleepy Start to Their Premier League Preparations
Byline: LEE RYDER Carlisle United......... 0 Newcastle United .... 3 IT may well have been nothing more than a summer slumber for the Toon Army at Brunton Park. But Newcastle United fans may well sleep a lot easier this season if they can add...
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New-Look Whitley Come Good in the End
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT WHITLEY Bay manager Ian Chandler introduced several new players to his squad for Saturday's friendly against Glossop North End at Hillheads. With Leon Ryan having left for Spennymoor Town and Richard Hodgson transferred...
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North East Fans Finally Cheer Local Winners; McCormick and Smith Enjoy Golden Moments at Gateshead
HOME fans had to wait until late on the second day of the first England Athletics Championships to cheer home a local victory at Gateshead International Stadium. Just seven days after some of the world's greatest athletes graced the Tyneside venue...
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ON Wednesday Night from 5.30pm [...]
Byline: Denise Heron ON Wednesday night from 5.30pm to 10pm Girls Night In Night Out will be holding a fantastic event at St James' Park. It is expected more than 800 ladies will descend and enjoy everything from handbags, shoes and clothes buying,...
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Pet Watch
Byline: Genna Reece WHAT a busy week our Benton Shelter has had. Once again we have had many kittens and cats through our gates all looking for new homes. We are now desperately seeking loving homes for our many cats so we can help more unwanted,...
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Picture Puzzle; SON'S APPEAL TO HELP SOLVE MARITIME MYSTERY
Byline: HOLLY LANGSTAFF IT IS the missing link in the jigsaw of his dad's history. Grandad-of-two Peter Scanlan needs just one more picture to complete the collection of photographs of the ships his father served on. Now he is on the hunt...
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POLICE IDENTIFY STAB VICTIM; Man Due in Court on Murder Charge
Byline: PHIL DOHERTY A MAN who was stabbed to death in a fracas at a house has been named by police. Daniel Laidlaw, 30, died after being knifed in Edward Terrace, New Kyo, near Stanley, County Durham. Another man, 27, was also attacked in...
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Pounds 6bn Oil Fields Set to Fuel Our Recovery; DISCOVERY COULD CREATE NEW JOBS FOR REGION
Byline: ADAM JUPP A JOBS boom on Tyneside could be sparked by moves to bring 70 new North Sea oil fields into operation. Industry body Oil and Gas UK says more than pounds 6bn is set to be spent on the fields, off the cost of Scotland, over the...
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Reason to Smile Again; MUM GIVES BIRTH TO BABY: BOY AFTER HEARTBREAK OF LOSING LITTLE GIRL TO CANCER
Byline: KATIE DAVIES CRADLING her new baby boy in her arms, Karine Atay vowed that she would continue to campaign in memory of her daughter who touched hearts across the country. Karine Atay, of Birtley, Gateshead, picked up this year's Mum of...
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Reunited
A REUNION of the 15th/19th The Kings Royal Hussars will take place in the companions club at Waddington Street, Durham City, on August 6, at 7.30pm, all former serving soldiers are welcome. Supper included. Contact for details, T McDermott on 01652...
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Showbiz News
KATIE PRICE claims her single is being held back by radio stations who think it's "not credible" enough to play to their listeners. The former glamour model - aka Katie Price -thanked BBC DJ TREVOR NELSON for playing dance track Free To Love Again...
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Signing Shows a Modern Touch; Big Things Expected of Prop Fearn
Byline: NICK PUREWAL SKILFUL new Falcons signing Darren Fearn can become the perfect example of a dangerous modern prop, believes Alan Tait. Falcons head coach Tait made Blaydon 21-year-old Fearn his 13th signing of a busy summer today, and immediately...
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So near but So Far for Westy
LEE WESTWOOD now has a second place in The Open to go with his third place last year and runner-up finish at The Masters in April. But Paul Casey was the player who left St Andrews last night with most regrets after allowing South African Louis...
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Steroids Dangers
Byline: DR SCOTT DID you look at the pictures of Raoul Moat as a youngster, compare it with his adult self, and wonder how this could happen? Coincidentally Ben Johnson, the sprinter who was disqualified for drug use, was on the radio publicising...
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Super Diamonds Repel the Rebels
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds warmed up for next week's Premier Trophy final against Birmingham by notching a 10th successive win last night. The Diamonds defeated Somerset Rebels 61-33 at Byker and thus took three Premier League points...
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The Place for Teens to Seek Support; HEALTH Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at a New Website That Is Aimed at Helping Teenagers with Health and Lifestyle Issues
Byline: HELEN RAE YOUNG people seeking confidential advice on their lifestyle are being reminded of an NHS website tailor-made for teenagers. The NHS Teen Lifecheck is a quick, easy and fun online quiz for young people aged from 12 to 15 that...
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Top Accolades for Care Trust; A TOP Employer Accolade Has Been Given to an NHS Organisation in the North East. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE A HEALTH organisation in the North East is celebrating great success after scooping top awards. Healthcare 100 annual awards highlight the 100 best NHS and independent healthcare organisations to work for. NHS South of Tyne...
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Victim's Tsar Is Welcomed by Families
FAMILIES of murder victims have welcomed the appointment of an independent commissioner to help bring changes in the criminal justice system. Louise Casey is the Government's new victims' tsar and is tasked with improving the support for people...
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Warriors Ready to Face Up to Rivals
WHITLEY Warriors will play in an expanded Northern League next season and to get the revamped competition underway, all eight sides will take part in 'Northern League - The Face-Off' at Newcastle Arena over two days of the August Bank Holiday weekend,...
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WATCH ME GO: BARTON; 'I Can Regain Form That Earned Me England Cap': Barton: There Is More to Come
Byline: LEE RYDER JOEY BARTON has assured the Toon Army that the best is yet to come. The Toon midfielder captained the Magpies in the 3-0 friendly win over Carlisle United and believes that the coming season will finally result in his best form...
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Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULENGRO
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO THERE is a lot of work that can be done at this time, although nothing comes without a few complications. Make sure you finish what you have started before you think about projects. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904...
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