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 10, 2010

67 Years on, She Still Loves the Guides; THE Girl Guides Are Celebrating Their 100th Year. FRANCESCA CRAGGS Talks to One Member Who Has Dedicated Almost 70 Years to the Movement
Byline: FRANCESCA CRAGGS IF THERE'S one woman that's well prepared, it's Mary Main. Having been a member of the Guiding movement for 67 years, the 75-year-old from Wideopen, Newcastle, has all the badges to prove it. Mary joined the Brownies...
Best Pal's Chilling Prediction: 'Moat Will Die before Going to Prison'
Byline: RUTH LAWSON RAOUL Moat's best pal, who was brought in by police negotiators to try to talk with the fugitive, had predicted his death days earlier. In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle, Tony Laidler warned Moat would not return to...
Can Silky Spain Master Dutch?
IT'S often said by those of wisdom that there is nothing quite like the very first time. The first football match you ever saw as a wide-eyed kid at the hand of your father, your first love when heart pounded and the world whirred on its axis, or...
Cornered Raoul Dead
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY FUGITIVE Raoul Thomas Moat is dead. Britain's Most Wanted man, who has been on the run for a week, shot himself after a tense six-hour standoff in Rothbury today. The 37-year-old was cornered by officers with guns on...
Cost of Hunt Is Likely to Top Pounds 3m
THE week-long game of cat-andmouse with Raoul Moat has cost police millions. The 37-year-old left a trail of devastation behind on Tyneside, as he fled to rural Rothbury, where it is believed he hid in woodland and tunnels under the River Coquet...
Diamonds' Pairs Title Hopes Stall
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE's long wait for a second Premier League Pairs title continues after they were eliminated at the qualifying stage at Somerset's Oak Tree Arena last night. Sheffield duo Ricky Ashworth and Josh Auty put the disappointment...
Duo Are Key to Durham Victory
MARK Stoneman and Ben Stokes proved the key partnership as Durham last night ended a five-match losing run in the Friends Provident t20 North Group. The visitors dumped Worcestershire back on to the bottom of the group with a three-run victory at...
Dutch Can't Stop Our March to Glory Says Carlos
CARLOS MARCHENA believes Spain are destined for the World Cup title, insisting the time for one of football's biggest under-achievers has now come. La Furia Roja have undoubtedly been the best team on the planet over the past 24 months, which began...
Falcons to Take a Luke at Eves
Byline: NICK PUREWAL DESPITE bagging Scottish international centre Andrew Henderson today, Alan Tait will still hand Luke Eves first refusal on the No 12 shirt. Falcons head coach Tait swooped quickly to secure 53-cap Scotland centre Henderson...
Families Flee Blaze at Hostel; HOMES ARE EVACUATED AFTER 'ARSON' ATTACK
Byline: SARA NICHOL NEIGHBOURS were forced to flee their homes after arsonists struck at an old hostel. Flames engulfed the large, three-storey property on Bentinck Road, Newcastle, prompting police to evacuate nearby homes on the residential...
From Bard Trial to Barred Cell; BOOK DEALER GUILTY OF HANDLING PRICELESS
Byline: MIKE KELLY BOOK dealer Raymond Scott arrived at court for the start of his trial in a Chrysler limousine - but left it yesterday in a humble police van. His dream of living in the high life in the South of France with his young lover...
From Bard Trial to Barred Cell; BOOK DEALER GUILTY OF HANDLING PRICELESS: STOLEN SHAKESPEARE FOLIO
Byline: MIKE KELLY BOOK dealer Raymond Scott arrived at court for the start of his trial in a Chrysler limousine - but left it yesterday in a humble police van. His dream of living in the high life in the South of France with his young lover...
Heat Is on for British Pairing
JENSON BUTTON and Lewis Hamilton were today heading into qualifying for the British Grand Prix knowing their hopes of thrilling a nation hang in the balance. The optimism of Formula One's last two world champions had eroded a little in the wake...
Hoping for a Mensah Deal
Byline: JAMES HUNTER CRAIG GORDON hopes John Mensah returns to Sunderland next season. Ghana skipper Mensah spent last season on loan at Sunderland and is keen on another year-long stint with the Black Cats, visiting Wearside this week for talks....
How It All Unfolded
Thursday July 1: Raoul Moat, 37, from Fenham, Newcastle, is freed from Durham Prison, after serving 18 weeks in the jail for common assault. Friday July 2: Durham Prison warns police that Moat may intend to cause serious harm to his former partner,...
In Memoriam
BECK (Scotswood). Betty (nee Lambert), a much loved mam and nana. We sat beside your tree, our hearts were crushed and sore, we did what we could do to make you well till we could do no more. With tears we watched you sinking, we saw you fade away...
Members Are Left Devastated by Costly Battle; LEGAL FIGHT OVER COSTS HAS LEFT SOCIAL CLUB 'RUINED'
Byline: ROB PATTINSON A TYNESIDE social club crippled by a costly court battle has opened its doors for the final time this weekend. Members of Swalwell and District Social Club, in Gateshead, say their club has been "ruined" by the legal fight...
Mining History for Memories; EX-PITMAN TAKES A TRIP INTO THE PAST BY SEEING BANNER
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS AT 102 this former pitman was taken on a trip down memory lane. As a lad Bob Scorer worked down Usworth Colliery, near Washington, and is the mine's last surviving pitman. Washington-born Bob was only 14 when he started...
Moat Vowed to Kill the Public
Byline: ADAM JUP DETAILS of Raoul Moat's threats to the general public can today be revealed for the first time. The fugitive gunman left police a four-hour voice recording, during which he declared he was "changing the rules of the game". ...
NOLAN CAN BE DRIVING FORCE; Hughton Backing Kev to Play Key Role on Top-Flight Return
CHRIS HUGHTON believes that Kevin Nolan can be the driving force for Newcastle United next season in the Premier League. Hughton is confident that Nolan's incredible "competitive edge" and will to win can be the key to top-flight survival. And...
Powell: I'm Not Copying Usain
Byline: STUART RAYNER THE Asafa Powell who runs in Gateshead this evening will be a long way from the shy sprinter who broke the 100m record there four years ago. But the Jamaican insists his more flamboyant personality is nothing to do with...
REGION PLAYED ITS PART IN VICTORY; the Battle of Britain Was One of the Turning Points of the War. RAF Pilots Drawn from All over the World Fought off the Luftwaffe to Keep Control of the Skies to Prevent a German Invasion. on the 70th Anniversary of Its Beginning, MIKE KELLY Looks Back at the Epic Struggle
Byline: MIKE KELLY IN the summer of 1940 things looked bleak for the Allies. France had been over run and, after the evacuation of Dunkirk, all that stood between Hitler's all conquering German forces and Britain, was the RAF. Plans for a...
Residents Shocked by Closure Plans; No Funds for Revamp
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS RESIDENTS at a Tyneside nursing home are reeling with the news that it is to close. Anchor Trust broke the shock news to elderly people and their families at a meeting at Cromwell Court, in Bill Quay, Gateshead. The...
Scottish City Is a Home from Home; LISA HUTCHINSON Enjoys a Break in Glasgow and Finds a Perfect Bolt-Hole at the Heart of the City
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON IT'S a tale of two cities and similar in so many ways. Newcastle and Glasgow are on opposite sides of Hadrian's Wall but the Scots are no longer wanting to keep us Geordies out. With open arms they welcome us into their...
Search for Stars of the Future; Women's Football Latest
STAR footballers of the future are being tracked throughout the summer as an innovative talent-spotting scheme kicks off. Coaches at Wallsend's TyneMet College are keen to identify emerging female players from across the North East. A camp for...
Season a Stroll for Walker; Central Celebrate Bumper Year of On-Field Success: THE LATEST IN OUR SUMMER SERIES OF JUNIOR FOOTBALL SQUAD
Byline: STEVE BROWN LEE CLARK may have met with disappointment at the end of last season, but his 'other club' have toasted a trophyladen campaign. The former Newcastle United star guided his Huddersfield Town side to the League One play-off semi-finals...
Soap Star in Charity Appeal
EMMERDALE actress Charlie Hardwick is encouraging people to put on their walking boots for this year's SunWalk. Charity Walk the Walk is holding a half marathon, on Sunday, July 18, to raise money for breast cancer. This year's event will encourage...
Summer Fragrances Heaven-Scent
SCENT comes into its own when you're sitting outside on a balmy summer evening, taking in all the delicious fragrances the garden has to offer. I have two neighbours to thank for the sweet scent of mock orange which fills the air in my own garden...
Swal Are Right on the Ball; Junior Club Forges New Link-Up with Black Cats
SUNDERLAND legend Kevin Ball has kicked off a new football partnership between the Black Cats and Swalwell Juniors. Under the deal, coaches from the Premier League outfit will work at the Gateshead-based club from September to develop the skills...
The Udder Side of Cows; TV CRITIC
Byline: IAN ROBSON LET'S chew the cud, you and I, let's ruminate for a few lazy moments about cows. I've always thought about cows as slightly, you know, a bit on the intellectually-challenged side. Not the brightest buttons in the box, a...
Thunder Needing Six of the Best
Byline: NICK PUREWAL REVITALISED Chris Hood has told his Thunder players they have six games to prove their worth to the eventual new Gateshead head coach. Rugby director Hood will step down from his head coaching role at the end of the season...
Underground Effort of the Bunker Girls
Byline: TOM MULLEN DEEP under the streets of Tyneside, these were the women responsible for coordinating the fight against Hitler's bombs. For Catherine Brightwell and Rita Spence, the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is a poignant time....
Villagers Speak of Sadness
A FEELING of relief was this morning settling on the quiet village of Rothbury after four days which saw it the centre of the country's biggest manhunt. Villagers who have been confronted with armed police and a huge media presence tried to get...
We're Ready to Get Hands Dirty
ARJEN ROBBEN is adamant Holland will not allow Spain to impose their own style on tomorrow's World Cup final. Germany failed to get to grips with Spain's slick passing game in their semi-final and paid the price when Carles Puyol powered home a...
Whistler with a Premier Passion
NEWCASTLE United aren't the only Geordies hell-bent on proving their Premier pedigree. Another of our kith and kin, Ashington referee Michael Oliver, has been promoted to soccer's top echelon along with the club he has supported since a mere whippersnapper....
Youngsters Ready to Move after 117 Years; Pupils Are Set for a New Home
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR A TYNESIDE primary school, which has been at the heart of its community for 117 years, is preparing to move to a new home. Pupils and teachers at St Agnes RC Primary in Crawcrook, Gateshead are looking forward to moving...
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO YOU'RE going to have to try and find a little more patience Aries. You see many of the signs are going through challenges and stress at this time and your support will not be forgotten. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE...