Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from June 5, 2006

A Day for My Life
Days Of My Life is on a roll and can complete a fine hat-trick in the K&LNG Challenge Us Handicap at Windsor tomorrow. Roger Charlton bided his time with the three-year-old and he did not see a racecourse until March this year when finishing...
Advertisement Feature - Heal Thy Physician
In this month's feature about clinical negligence, we will look at your rights when medical treatment goes wrong. What is 'clinical negligence'? If you have suffered an injury due to medical treatment, this may be referred to as a medical accident....
Beckham Will Deliver ( Sven
England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson expects David Beckham's deadly aim to make his side lethal from set-pieces in the World Cup finals. Eriksson's team, who flew out to Germany today, have enjoyed great success from free-kicks and corners in their...
Bringing His Love to Toon
Byline: By Helen Rae The legendary Kenny Rogers is coming to Tyneside this autumn. Helen Rae caught up with him Kenny Rogers is one of the world's most famous country and western singers and even though he is nudging 70 he still has no plans...
Button Seeking a Silver Lining
Jenson Button hopes to do his bit on an "awesome" weekend for British sport but admits England are unlikely to get much of a World Cup boost from him at Silverstone. Button's quest for a maiden win in this weekend's British Grand Prix will take...
Cottage Needs an Old Soldier
Byline: By Sonia Sharma Search for tenant This 1920s cottage built in honour of soldiers killed in the First World War is waiting for a new tenant. It is one of three built as memorials in 1924 to commemorate the men of Shotley Bridge, County...
Council Faces Travel Row Bill
Byline: By Nicola Juncar A council has been told to pay pounds 1,000 com-pensation to a family after it twice scrapped their disabled son's free school transport. The Local Government Ombudsman, Anne Seex, criticised Gateshead Council over the...
Diamonds Star Escapes after Horror Crash
Byline: By Barry Wallace Newcastle's Czech star Josef Franc had a lucky escape from serious injury following a horrific pile-up at Rye House yesterday when guesting for Workington Comets, (writes Barry Wallace). Franc fell at the first bend in...
Diary of a New Mum
Byline: By Vicky Archer Morgan is now the size of a small country. I think I've given birth to a sumo wrestler. He has always been small, lean and wiry. He's constantly on the move and up to no good most of the time, and the one thing I never...
Dr Scott's Surgery
Byline: By Dr Scott Today I saw Joanne who wanted her blood pressure checked following a nosebleed, she was only 28 and it was perfect. Something which we have probably all seen, either in ourselves or in someone else, is a nose bleed. This event...
Dutch and Go for Trio
Holland's hopes of emerging from the World Cup's so-called 'Group of Death' have been hit by injuries to three key players. The Dutch, who drew 1-1 with fellow qualifiers Australia in a bruising encounter in Rotterdam, could be without Ajax midfielder...
Edna Enjoys the Rewards
Byline: By Jane Picken Motor Neurone Disease is a debilitating muscle wasting condition. But you can still enjoy life with it as Jane Picken reports When grandmother-of-two Edna Scott was diagnosed with motor neurone disease she was so distraught...
England Facing Record Chase
Andrew Flintoff's aching England believe they can set new records if necessary to claim the Test series against Sri Lanka. They entered the fourth day seeking three more wickets, trailing their opponents by 288 runs on a wearing Trent Bridge surface....
Epic Derby One to Remember
Those who were there and the millions watching around the world on television will never forget an epic running of the 227th Vodafone Derby at Epsom. For rarely in the great race's history has it thrown up a finish the like of which was seen on...
Every Runner Is a True Winner
Byline: By Gareth Deighan More than 4,000 women, each with their own heartrending story, took part in this year's Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. The women gathered at the Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth yesterday, determined to complete...
Facial Tics Are Usual First Signs
What is tourette syndrome? Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterised by muscular tics ( involuntary, rapid, sudden movements that occur repeatedly in the same way. It first appears before the age of 21 and is generally apparent...
Farewell to Our Most Familiar Face
Byline: By Gordon Barr Mike Neville no longer fronting the North East TV news marks the end of an era. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr looks back at the career of one of the region's most famous faces For the past 11 months, old trooper Mike...
Fiddler on the Roof on Crack
Byline: By Adam Jupp Conman is spared jail A crack-hungry conman who preyed on pensioners to fund his drug addiction has narrowly avoided jail. James Bowes became the first workman to be given an anti-social behaviour order. Bowes, 46,...
Firm Friends
Byline: By Linda Richards Trio are together again 50 years on Three Tyneside women who were neighbours more than 50 years ago have been reunited. Mary Glew, 82, Margaret Ellis, 78, and Peggy Wilson, 84, met when they moved to the Lakes Estate...
Fuel-Sniffing Habit Led to Dad's Death
Byline: By Peter Taylor Verdict from coroner is misadventure A superfit father's secret habit of sniffing lighter fuel eventually killed him, an inquest was told. Raymond Mann was just 22 when he died suddenly at his Blyth home. The hearing...
Gateshead's Finish Will B Welcomed!
In the North of England League Division One fixture at the International Stadium, Gateshead's B team finished in second place behind Leeds City, a huge improvement on sixth and last in the opening match. In a joint men's and women's contest, the...
GCSE Exams Hit by Bus Strike
Byline: By Linda Richards A bus strike today forced parents to make alternative arrange-ments to get hundreds of children into school on the first day of their GCSE examinations. Education chiefs in County Durham accused Arriva bus drivers of...
Giving Patients the Right Dose
Name: Anthony Young Age: 27 years old Job title: Elderly care specialist pharmacist Where do you work? Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead What does your job involve? I am in post to ensure that medicines are prescribed and given in...
Guide to Life
Byline: By Jayne Goldsmith Wendy's story When the opportunity first came my way to write a weekly column for the Chronicle I was thrilled. My intention was to write what I felt were inspirational stories that would also be thought-provoking....
Harmison Seals Thrilling Victory
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Steve Harmison gave York-shire the chop as Durham stormed to a last-ball two-wicket C&G Trophy victory at the Riverside, (writes Jeff Bowron). Three runs were still needed when the Ashington Express produced a classic...
Harriers Firmly in the Promotion Running
Despite a round trip of nearly 700 miles, Gateshead Harriers are still on target for promotion in the British League after a successful visit to London. Even without a number of key athletes due to injury, exams or unavailability, the 17 athletes...
Helping Others Can Be Very Rewarding
Byline: By Helen Rae As National Volunteer Weeks gets into full swing, Helen Rae talks to people who devote their spare time to good causes for no monetary gain Jeff Austen is one of a kind. Not only does the 35-year-old work full time at a youth...
I Wanted the Wedding to Be Remembered for All the Right Reasons, Not Because of Connor's Cancer
Byline: By Mitya Underwood Smiling Connor Mooney proudly stood by his mum's side on what should be one of the happiest days of her life. But the family's beaming smiles hid devastating news which threatens to destroy their new life together,...
I Was Terrified, but It Was Fine
Grandmother Yvonne McMurray had became increasingly worried about her health when her GP told her she would need a sigmoidoscopy. Yvonne, 57, who is married to engineering quantity surveyor Norman, 52, had noticed bleeding from her behind over Christmas...
Leadbitter Offer Still Not Good Enough
Byline: By James Hunter Sunderland will continue talks with Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him on Wearside ( despite the teenager turning down a second contract offer last week ( with his agent claiming the new deal fell 'way short' of what he...
Mike Calls Time on the TV News
Byline: By Gordon Barr Tv broadcaster Mike Neville has stepped down from fronting the region's evening news. The veteran presenter admitted to the Chronicle today he will not be returning to his role, having not appeared on the small screen since...
Mind Your Tackles
Byline: By Lisa Hutchinson Football strip takes on a new meaning as naturists prepare for naked game You've heard of people Bending it Like Beckham but these cheeky footballers are preparing to Bare It Like Beckham. While millions huddle up...
Modern One-Man Band
Rising star of the music world Joff Whitten with his 21st Century one-man band is making a long-awaited visit to Newcastle. Joff has been captivating audiences in Manchester and Leeds for six months and is a regular at top venues in many northern...
MPs Defend World Cup Ticket Freebie
Byline: By Gareth Deighan A North East MP is at the centre of a World Cup row after his Parliamentary team were given free tickets by tournament sponsor McDonald's. The team, which includes Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn, asked the fast food company...
North Lord It over Hosts to Reach Semi-Finals
Byline: By Jeff Bowron A Lord's date is just one step away for Northumber-land after they reached the semi-finals of the MCCA Trophy for the third consecutive season, (writes Jeff Bowron). North beat Cumberland by 76 runs at Barrow yesterday...
Our Amazing Architecture Up for Awards
Byline: By Amy Hunt Landmarks of the North East have made it on to an international shortlist of amazing architecture. Buildings such as Newcastle's Seven Stories, the centre for children's books, will join structures from Australia and Uganda...
Pet Watch
Byline: By Sharon Newman Thank you to all those kind people who donated toys for our dogs. Please keep donating any items that can be used as bedding. We are grateful for anything. The Prince's Trust have been visiting us and helping to do various...
Piece of Jamaica Cake for Michael
Byline: By John Gibson Jamaica did their very best for Michael Owen. The sunshine boys played wide- eyed and legless to encourage confidence and match fitness within Newcastle's long-term crock. Owen was grateful and it showed ( he not only...
Praise for a Brave Battler
Byline: By Peter Taylor Mum's tribute to her dead son A devasted mum today paid tribute to a son who died after a lifelong battle against the wasting disease, muscular dystrophy. Elsie Tuisovuna, 65, spoke proudly of son Veron who died at...
Reality Show Helps Out
While swearing fits, hitting yourself, or repeatedly twitching might normally trigger a negative reaction in onlookers, that could be about to change thanks to a contestant in TV's reality show, Big Brother. Such behaviour involves a few of the...
Rebel Proves He Has Cause
Renegade is aptly-named as he is a bit of a rebel but he hung on to land the seven-furlong Blue Chip Bites Selling Stakes at Brighton yesterday by a neck from Beau Marche. The five-year-old stole a few lengths down the hill but was almost caught...
School Still Failing Pupils Says Report
Byline: By Helen Rae Pupils are being badly let down at a failing primary school showing only slow signs of improvement. In November, Ofsted inspectors found serious weaknesses at Montagu Full Service Community School, Newcastle, because of inadequate...
Service Puts the Patient at Ease
Byline: By Jane Picken At an innovative new Tyneside clinic, patients needing specialised examinations for conditions ranging from haemorrhoids to colorectal cancer are enjoying short waiting times and treatment in a comfortable environment. Health...
Soumillon Bounces Back
Christophe Soumillon had a day to forget on Visindar at Epsom but he bounced back in style as he enjoyed a birthday to remember on Darsi in the French Derby at Chantilly yesterday. Anabaa Blue in 2001 and Dalakhani two years later had provided the...
Tayls Ready to Go Again
Byline: By Alan Oliver Steven Taylor had every right to feel more than a trifle envious when England jetted to Germany today to start their World Cup campaign. Instead, Taylor set his sights on the much-maligned InterToto Cup as he returns to...
Thunder's Hero Thorman Enjoys the Perfect Present
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Birthday boy Neil Thorman provided the icing on the cake with a 74th-minute drop goal which saw Gateshead Thunder clip the wings of high-flying Sheffield Eagles, (writes Jeff Bowron). With the scores locked at 26-26 after...
Tick All the Boxes for Summer Safety
Byline: By Jane Picken It will soon be the season of suntans and seaside soirees, but holidaymakers are being warned to protect their health wherever their travels take them. Here health reporter Jane Picken looks at some of the advice on offer...
Trouble at Sea Brings Warning
Byline: By Rob Kennedy Lifeboat crews were stretched to the limit over the weekend as hot weather saw scores of people get into difficulties at the coast. A series of rescues had to be staged as thousands headed to the beach in the sunshine....
Vent Your Spleen
The beating and stoning to death of a beautiful swan in the Rising Sun Country Park by a gang of teenage thugs horrified me but sadly brought no surprise. Every week we read reports of callous attacks upon innocent people and animals by teenagers often...
We Need to Lose Surplus Places
As most of the letters I have read about school closures in Gateshead seem to generate more heat than light on the subject, it is perhaps useful to point out that births of children in Britain are registered several years before they begin school and...
World Cup Ale Stays on Tap
Byline: By Nick Whitten Strike threat at brewery distribution depot is called off They looked like they were going to be the World Cup's most feared strikers for the region's beer-loving football fans. But now the threat of a week-long delivery...
Your Questions Answered?
We're kicking off this week with football again ( you'd think there was a World Cup coming up. A few weeks ago, we had asked what was unique about Sven-Goran Eriksson compared to other England managers. Jimmy Lackenby, of Gateshead, suggested:...