Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 3, 2011

Anderson Powers through to Final
SCOTLAND'S Gary Anderson powered into the final of the PDC Ladbrokes.com World Championship by beating Terry Jenkins 6-2 in the semi-finals. Jenkins won the opening set at Alexandra Palace but Anderson stormed back to take the next five in a row,...
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Bogie Is Upbeat despite Setback; BLUE SQUARE BET PL
Byline: LEE RYDER IAN BOGIE insists Gateshead still have what it takes to make it a memorable 2011 in the Blue Square Bet Premier - despite starting the new year with a defeat against York City. Bogie's side went in today at Southport with a...
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Club Are Finally Back in Action; STL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT FEWER than 10 games have been played in the STL Northern League since November 20 - but it was anticipated all 16 fixtures would go ahead today. A big Bank Holiday crowd was expected at Woodhorn Lane when Ashington lined...
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Club's Pounds 12m Ground Blow; Shortfall Hits Plans for Move
Byline: NEIL McKAY PLANS for a non-league football club's new ground have been put in doubt following a pounds 12m funding shortfall. Consett AFC were hoping to move from their crumbling Belle Vue ground, but could only do so if Durham County...
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Condition Is So Distressing Up to and Beat Hard to Face; Your in Association with the North of Tyne Health: BODY Dysmorphic Disorder Is Believed to Affect at Least 1% of the UK Population. but How Do People Cope with the Mentally Distressing Illness? SOPHIA CHARALAMBOUS Spoke to One Woman in the North East Who Has Battled the Condition and Won
A DEVOTED mother picked up her daughter's diary expecting to find work reminders and a do-to-list for the next day. Instead, she found suicide notes. They were written by Olivia Milligan, 22, a student at Newcastle College who has been diagnosed...
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Deaths
BAIRD (West Denton). Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday 21st December 2010, aged 91 years, James William (Billy), beloved husband of the late Kitty, dearly loved dad of Gordon, Eleanor, Edwin, Terry, Kathleen, Billy and David, also a much loved father...
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Dr SCOTT'S SURGERY with Dr Mike Scott
EVERY year I see it as part of my job to remind you about the flu jab. It's important to increase the uptake of the vaccine, as it will save a lot of misery and a few deaths. I know I wrote about it here a couple of months ago. The jab is best...
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England on Top after Rain-Hit Day Down Under
ENGLAND eked out four Australia wickets between breaks for rain and bad light on day one of the fifth Test at the SCG. Phil Hughes saved the tourists from a rare wicketless session in this winter's Ashes, when he fell to the last ball before lunch,...
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Ferry Is Back on the Tyne; Roxy Music Superstar Heads to the Baltic for Exhibition
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS NO expense was spared to make supermodel Kate Moss feel like a goddess when she posed for the cover of Bryan Ferry's latest solo album. Now, fans can get an insight into the glitzy photo shoot when an exhibition of the...
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Film of the Day; Today''s Movies
Booking line calls cost 4p per min The Proposal (Sky Movies Drama & Romance, 8.00pm) A Canadian publishing editor working in New York faces deportation. Desperate to stay in the US she offers her assistant a promotion if he will marry her. However,...
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Fly - Tippers Are Costing; Shocking Bill for Clearing Dumped Waste Is Revealed
Byline: AMY HUNT LOUTS who blight our region by dumping rubbish are costing North East taxpayers more than pounds 1.5m a year. Councils in the area cleaned up more than 30,000 fly-tips over the last 12 months, at an estimated cost of pounds 1,580,000....
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Food for Thought; North's Top Chef in Cook-Off to Promote Healthy Eating
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR TEACHERS and catering staff proved they could take the heat of the kitchen as they battled one of the country's best chefs in an against-the-clock cookoff. North East restaurateur Terry Laybourne, who brought the first Michelin...
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Greener Living; Terraced Home Fitted with Carbon-Cutting Technology
Byline: SONIA SHARMA WELCOME to the greenest house on Tyneside. The terraced home in Cardonnel Street, North Shields, has been fitted with sophisticated technology and a string of environmentally-friendly features which will help cut carbon emissions...
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Hard Drugs in Prison Package; More and More Dodgy Letters Being Sent to Inmates
Byline: TOM MULLEN DODGY prison letters concealing hard drugs are being posted to North East jailbirds at a rate of seven packages every month. Piles of letters addressed to some of the region's most dangerous lags have been intercepted by prison...
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Help Families of Disabled Children; Group Aiming to Offer New Service Needs Your Tokens
Byline: KATIE DAVIES A CHARITY that supports families living with disabled children is seeking a helping hand. Pathways 4 All, based in North Tyneside, provides social activities and events for children with additional needs. The group is...
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Henserson Hails First -Class Metl
Byline: JAMES HUNTER JORDAN HENDERSON is backing big mate David Meyler to step into Lee Cattermole's shoes while Sunderland's skipper is on the sidelines. Cattermole was absent from the Black Cats' 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday after...
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Hoping 17-Year Nightmare Is Almost over; Supreme Court Date for Man Whose 1993 Murder Conviction Was Quashed in 2007
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON FREED from a murder sentence Andrew Adams is looking forward to a good year more than most. He hopes to put a 17-year nightmare behind him when his landmark case will be heard in the highest court in the land - the Supreme...
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I Always Knew Bent Would Hit Back - Boss
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE insists his faith in Darren Bent never wavered during the England man's five-game scoring drought. Bent's barren spell - the longest of his Sunderland career - lasted the whole of December, but he needed just...
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In Memoriam
CLARK (Walker). Loving memories of a dear mam and nana, Valerie, died 3rd January 2010, with my dad Malcolm. No words can take the pain away, we love and miss you every day. Daughter Vanessa, Dave, Kayleigh and Adam. CLARK (Walker). Treasured memories...
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Jailed Book; Eccentric Tells of Life in Prison
Byline: ROB KENNEDY JAILED book dealer Raymond Scott has revealed how he struck up a friendship in prison with a Tyneside hardman. Scott has lifted the lid on his time behind bars after he was locked up for eight years last August for handing...
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KRUL BLOW - BUT HARPS HAILS TIM; Steve's Sympathy for Team-Mate
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE HARPER has sympathised with Tim Krul after the Dutch goalkeeper was left out of the Newcastle side for the first time since October. United's longest-serving player made his return from a shoulder injury in the 1-0 win...
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Leach's Warriors Show the Hawks How It's Done
Byline: DAVID HALL BLACKBURN HAWKS came to Hillheads last night as the only English side to get anything off the Warriors this season - drawing 3-3 on their previous visit back in back in October. But by the end of their latest trip to the seaside,...
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Leaving out Keeper Was Tough Decision for Pardew
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has revealed it took plenty of deliberation before making the decision to reinstate Steve Harper between the posts against Wigan Athletic. Harper had not appeared on the first-team stage since the 1-0 win against...
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Lowlife Who Arole Kids' Gifts Could Lose Home; Housing Company Threatens to Boot out Thief
HE wrecked Christmas 2009 for a family by stealing their gifts and putting them under his own tree. Now, crook George Farrow faces a bleak new year unless he cleans up his act. Housing bosses have taken legal action against the 31-yearold who...
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MAGGIE'S MATTERS with Denise Heron
I THOUGHT I would save this story as it is very appropriate to all of us who have had an indulgent Christmas. It's all about taking those first steps through the door. In September, two lovely ladies contacted me as they were going to run in the...
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Moore the Merrier with QUALITY; Chronicle Racing
RYAN MOORE is a rare sight on the all-weather through the winter, so the fact his father Gary has persuaded him to ride Quality Art must be a good sign in the Great Sale Offers Daily At williamhill.com Maiden at Kempton. Moore has been all over...
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Mr Sport. Is Set to Bow out; Retiring, the Man Who Helped Careers of Thousands
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS HE should go by the name of Tyneside's Mr Sport. During the last few years Alan Snowdon has transformed the sporting ambitions of thousands of young people. But now, the head of the Academy of Sport at Gateshead College...
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New Year, New Babies; Very Special Birthday to Celebrate for North East's New Arrivals
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR WHEN it comes to birthdays you don't get much better than Hollie Elizabeth Moon's. She was the first baby to be born on New Year's Day at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary - arriving at 1am on the 1/1/11. Hollie, who...
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New Year, Same Old Problems at Falcons
Byline: Mark Smith's Wasps ....................................... 33 Newcastle Falcons .................. 16 NEWCASTLE Falcons kicked off 2011 in disastrous fashion yesterday, strapping themselves and their supporters in for yet another relegation...
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Notable Victory - and a Sad Goodbye
AS THE weather relented, punters were treated to some fantastic action at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. However, for the father and son combination of trainer Colin and jockey Joe Tizzard, the afternoon had bittersweet connotations. The pair...
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Old Heads Inspire Eagles to Victory
Byline: PAUL NILSEN SWASHBUCKLING displays by veteran duo Trey Moore and Charles Smith helped Newcastle Eagles return to their brilliant best. They tipped-off the New Year in spectacular style with a stunning 112-79 demolition of title rivals...
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Pardew Hammers Message to Old Club
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW is hoping that his old club West Ham "feel the force" when they head to Tyneside for Wednesday night's crucial Premier League battle at St James' Park. The Toon boss transformed the Hammers' fortunes in the 2004/05...
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Police Warning Qgile Jo's Killer Remains at Large; Women Are Advised to Stay Alert as Hunt Goes On
POLICE are warning women not to walk home alone after dark while landscape architect Joanna Yeates's killer remains at large. They acknowledged the alarm in the local community sparked by the grim discovery of the 25-year-old's snow-covered body...
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Readers' Poems
ALWAYS THERE It's the smiles I miss, and those rough, bent fingers That held on to mine, My hero, so many wonderful stories, his, then patiently Hearing mine, so many times, My tears, his words of advice, the quick rough hug He seldom gave me - be...
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Redknapp Admits an Interest in Becks
HARRY REDKNAPP has admitted he is trying to sign David Beckham without having seen him play for Los Angeles Galaxy. Redknapp was today waiting to hear whether Beckham would be given permission to move to White Hart Lane on loan until the Major League...
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Reunited
THIS letter is seeking information about the RAF Flight Mechanic, Sgt John Henzell (of Byker?), killed in action over the Indian Ocean, on April 4, 1942. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joshua Henzell of Byker, Newcastle, stepson of Hannah Henzell...
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Revellers Splash out on New Year; Celebrations Range from Ice Cold Swimming to a Dash: In a Wheelbarrow in a Weekend to Welcome in 2011
Byline: TOM MULLEN NEW Year revellers welcomed in 2011 as they enjoyed a host of madcap events and celebrations. From freezing dips in the sea to a village wheelbarrow race, there was a carnival feel to the weekend across the North East. In...
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Robert Was Just a Fit and Healthy Lad Who Helped Anyone; Parents' Tribute To: 26-Year-Old Charity Worker Whose Death Remains a Mystery
Byline: ANDY HUGHES SELFLESS charity worker Robert Scott dedicated his life to helping others - but his life was cruelly snatched away. The 26-year-old had been enjoying himself with friends and family when he suddenly collapsed and died at his...
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Rovers and out as Cats Bounce Back
Byline: JAMES HUNTER IF CHRISTMAS was bleak on Wearside, at least Sunderland made certain of a happy New Year. Back-to-back defeats against Manchester United on Boxing Day and at home to Blackpool 48 hours later meant 2010 finished on a low note,...
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Scrappy Victory Could by Crucial; United's Hard-Fought Win over Wigan May Be Crucial in Bid to Stay in the Premier League
Byline: lee ryder 's IT wasn't pretty - but it didn't need to be for Newcastle United at the DW Stadium. This was the perfect way to see in 2011 for the much-maligned Magpies. If United are toasting survival, or more, many will talk about...
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SHOLA: I CAN FILL ANDY VOID; Ameobi in Goal Pledge to Toon
Byline: LEE RYDER SHOLA AMEOBI today insisted Newcastle United may not need to splash the cash for a new striker in the January transfer window. The Magpies have been linked with Robbie Keane at Tottenham Hotspur, but the Ireland striker could...
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Some Senior Players Didn't Deliver, Blasts Tait
FALCONS boss Alan Tait stopped short of singling out the culprits, but admitted that senior players had failed to perform at Adams Park yesterday. Having seen his side claw their way back to three points down, the head coach watched on as a huge...
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Sting's Niece to Release a Single; Jeri Marie Sumner Is Keeping It in the Family
Byline: KATIE DAVIES THE niece of Tyneside rock legend Sting is following in her famous uncle's footsteps by releasing a single. Jeri Marie Sumner, 21, is also working on her debut album which she hopes to have in the shops this year. The...
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Timmins Enjoys Home Comforts
Byline: BILL McGUIRK MORPETH Harriers worked wonders to get their annual New Year's Day Road Race on and they were rewarded with an excellent victory by one of their own members. Lewis Timmins, back in the North East on vacation from his American...
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Tragedy over the Festive Season; Two Young Men Found Dead in Separate Incidents
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS; KATIE DAVIES MYSTERY surrounds the death of two young men found collapsed over Christmas. Dean Dobby, 21, died on Christmas Day and 19-year-old Liam Shannon passed away on December 28. Paramedics battled to save both...
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Vipers Hoping to Change Fortunes
Byline: JAMES HUNTER NEWCASTLE VIPERS will be hoping for some home comfort against Nottingham Panthers tonight after their winning run on the road came to a shuddering halt at Cardiff. Vipers arrived at the Cardiff Arena on the back of away wins...
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We Take a Look at the Musical Stars to Watch out for This Year
IT'S never easy to work out what the future has in store, not least in the music world. Remember the man who didn't sign The Beatles because guitar bands were only a phase? Only last month, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger demonstrated what a...
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Young Mayor Hits the Right Note on Music; TEENAGER Rebecca Leighton Might Only Have Been Elected as the New Young Mayor for North Tyneside Just a Few Weeks Ago, but Already the Young Politician Has Big Plans for the Role. NICOLA JUNCAR Asked What She Hopes to Achieve in 2011
REBECCA Leighton is the voice for young people in North Tyneside. At the end of November the 15-year-old was elected as only the borough's second Young Mayor, taking over the post from John Akinropo,16, from Wallsend. The responsibility of the...
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Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO THANKS to the planets finally deciding to help you out, you are able to find the shortcuts that you need to take advantage of your career and to get the best out of it. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 DON'T...
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