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 17, 2010

Agony at Sudden Death of Brother; FAMILY HEARTACHE AS TWIN KILLED BY MYSTERY ILLNESS
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER WATCHING his twin brother say his wedding vows, David Scott was the happiest he had ever been. But just weeks after the wedding, the healthy 36-year-old was struck down with a mystery illness. He was found dead after...
Andy's Cool as Rival Closes
ANDY SCHLECK remained calm after Tour de France rival Alberto Contador trimmed his yellow jersey advantage yesterday. Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) holds a 31-second lead over Contador (Astana), who is seeking a third Tour title in four years, after...
A Taste of the Orient
CHECKING out the price of bags of oriental greens at the supermarket is enough to make most gardeners want to grow their own. You can pay pounds for bags of mixed greens that add flavour to tangy salads and quick stir-fries, but all too often you...
Black Cats Await Welbeck Verdict; but Martyn May Stay Even If Danny Arrives
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS SUNDERLAND will have to wait at least a fortnight before they know whether Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck will be allowed to join them on loan. The Black Cats are hoping to sign the 19-year-old on a season's loan...
Church Leaders Express Fears over 'Witch King'
Byline: ADAM JUPP A MAN claiming to be the "king of all witches" says he plans to set-up an occult centre of Tyneside. Church leaders have expressed concern about the move by Magus Lynius Shadee, who says he wants to offer teaching in black and...
Deaths
DAVENPORT (Alnwick). Peacefully in Alnwick Infirmary on 14th July, aged 42 years, Alan, devoted dad of Kathryn, well loved step son of Peter, dear cousin of Alex, much loved fiancee of Karen, a loved and respected friend to many and a highly regarded...
Don of New Era for Toon Starlet
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United young gun Ryan Donaldson has spoken of his pride ahead of England's Under-19 European Championship title tilt. The Geordie boy is a slight doubt for England's opener tomorrow against Austria in Flers and could...
Double Swoop - More to Come
WEST HAM manager Avram Grant could add new faces to his squad this weekend after signing French striker Frederic Piquionne and Mexico winger Pablo Barrera. Grant, appointed successor to Gianfranco Zola after the Italian was axed at the end of the...
Durham Hopes Washed Away
DURHAM and Leicestershire saw their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the Friends Provident t20 washed away as their penultimate game at Grace Road was abandoned due to rain. Umpires Trevor Jesty and Tim Robinson called off the match without...
England Duo Aim to Inspire the Girls; Rugby Latest
ENGLAND internationals Katy McLean and Tamara Taylor hope to inspire girls in the region to take up rugby by lending their support to the inaugural Girls' Tag Rugby World Cup' at Jarrovians RFC on Tuesday. England vice-captain McLean - from South...
Ex-Bar Bosses Pay Up Pounds 30,000
Byline: ADAM JUPP FORMER bosses of a popular Tyneside bar and hotel strip have agreed to pay more than pounds 30,000 to suppliers they owed cash to. The New Northumbria Hotel, including the Scalinis and Louis restaurants and Osbornes pub, changed...
Family Fun on Norfolk's Coast; JAMES CARTLEDGE Goes Wild in Norfolk
FROM Swaffham to Cromer on 106.5 and now in Hensbury on 106.9FM, you're listening to Radio Norwich." When you're heading off on holiday to somewhere for the first time, your frames of reference are somewhat limited. Take Norfolk, for example....
FAMILY'S CASH BID TO GET SON BAILED; Man Held over Killing in Spain
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON DISTRAUGHT family and friends of jailed Brain Smith have launched a campaign to raise thousands of pounds bail money to get him released from a Spanish hell-hole. Smith has been locked up in Malaga's Alhaurin Prison for...
Forster Eager for Return to Loan Action; Fraser Is Keen on Loan Action
Byline: LEE RYDER FRASER FORSTER has revealed that starring for Norwich City last season in their League One-winning campaign has given him the taste for more loan action. The highly-rated Newcastle United goalie went in against Carlisle United...
Francis Wood; Church Matters
A READER asked me to write something about the church and temperance. It's a bit like asking a vegetarian to open a new steak house but, as binge drinking is often in the news, here goes. Monsignor Ronald Knox was once asked what the biggest problem...
FREE BUS PASSES MAY FACE AXE; Government Considers Scrapping Its Pledge
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON THE Government is to consider scrapping an election pledge not to cut free bus passes for the elderly. Thousands of pensioners in Tyneside could lose out after ministers admitted they have looked at changing the criteria for...
FRIENDS REUNITED; Smith: We Need to Stick Together More Than Ever: United We Will Stand: Smith
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN SMITH says it must be a case of friends re-United for Chris Hughton and his troops next season. United players were forced into a siege mentality in the Championship as the spotlight was turned on them and rival teams eyed...
Harry's Chasing a Brit of Success
Byline: ZOE BURN NEWCASTLE'S Harry Vaulkhard will be chasing down more points as he lines up for his only UK race of the year at Brands Hatch tomorrow. The FIA World Touring Car Championship driver is currently sitting fifth in the Yokohama Independents...
Hatton Junior's Battling Victory
RICKY HATTON believes his brother Matthew is nearing a world title fight after watching the European welterweight champion recover from a first-round knockdown to make a successful defence of his belt against Yuriy Nuzhnenko. The younger Hatton...
Head of Steam for Lisle at Station; Darts Latest
ROUND three of the Ian Whillis Memorial darts competition sponsored by Coors Brewers was hosted by Bedlington Station WMC - and a good player turn-out was complemented by good quality play. Blyth's Chris Lisle was the first to show his intentions...
Holiday Hell as Firm Collapses; Hundreds Are Feared Stuck with No Flights
Byline: LAURA CAROE HUNDREDS of Geordie holidaymakers are feared stranded abroad after a tour operator collapsed. Greece and Turkey specialist Goldtrail went into administration at around 4pm yesterday, with an estimated 16,000 people from the...
Home Boarded Up
CLUTCHING what little is left of his brother's broken life Angus Moat left gunman Raoul Moat's house for the very last time as the door was closed on the killer's home-life forever. The house - that troubled Moat once dreamed would be filled with...
Human Error to Blame for Death; PRISONER WAS GIVEN TOO MUCH CANCER TREATMENT DRUG
Byline: ADAM JUPP HUMAN error is to blame for a prisoner being killed by an overdose of cancer drugs, an inquest heard. James Yarnell died after being given the wrong doses of two different chemotherapy medications at Sunderland Royal Hospital....
In Memoriam
BARRETT (Fenham). Michael, died 18th July 2009. Deep in our hearts you'll always stay, to us you were so special. Love, Aylis, Shaun, Stewy, Robert, Jemma and Lorenne.xxxx CURRY (Hebburn). Mary (nee Smith), who passed away on 18th July 2002, aged 73...
I Turned Down England Job Twice, Says Fergie
SIR ALEX FERGUSON last night claimed he turned down the chance to manage England twice. The Manchester United boss told a Canadian television station he was never interested in the job, but was approached on two occasions. The 68-year-old, speaking...
Jailed for Violent Attacks; THUG STABBED MAN IN THE LEG
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A VIOLENT thug has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after subjecting his partner to a humiliating attack then stabbing a man he invited to his house for a drink. Victim Jane Witt says her life has been ruined by the sickening...
Joke May Be on Viewers
COMEDY is a funny thing: you either get it or you don't. One man's guffaw is another's inward groan at a bad pun or tasteless joke. Hearing gags is so subjective, each individual having their own opinion, that it is hard to review. Take That...
Last Orders Called; Tale of Lost Pubs and Clubs
TYNESIDE towns were once festooned with pubs and clubs. Nearly every street corner had an open door leading to a bar. In today's fast-moving world small pubs just wouldn't be able to compete with the larger, plushier and better facilitated premises....
Living by the Spirit of Aikido; MICHAEL Henderson Was a Troubled Young Man until Studying under a Japanese Martial Art Master. He Is Now Bringing His Personal Experiences to Help Youngsters Today. KAORI JINGUJI Finds out More
Byline: MICHAEL Henderson '' ALOT of disadvantaged children are getting involved in gang culture because they are looking for these father figures which are missing in their lives. "They go for the gang leaders who get them into the culture....
McKinna's Back in Saddle Again; Adam Shock Return Puts Pressure on Andersen
Byline: BARRY WALLACE ADAM McKINNA makes a shock return to the track - but not the Newcastle Diamonds' team - at Byker tomorrow. And he will take some tentative steps towards racing again this year, just seven weeks after breaking a bone in his...
Mental Scars 'Run Deep'
SHOT Samantha Stobbart will forever be tormented by guilt that her relationship with new love Chris Brown ended with his death at the hands of her ex Raoul Moat. Loved-ones of the young mum, who is still recovering after Moat blasted her in the...
New Tapes Show Hatred
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY KILLER Raoul Moat talks about getting a gun in chilling new tapes heard by the Chronicle. The secret tapes made by the murderer in the year before his gun rampage reveal his hatred for Northumbria Police. So deep was...
Noticeboard
NEWCASTLE Community Football are staging a series of summer football coaching courses for boys and girls aged between four and 16. CoursRes (all 10.00-3.00) are on Monday, July 26 to Thursday July 29 (Bullocksteads sports ground) and Tuesday, July...
Patch Is the Pick for Success at Redcar
PATCH PATCH ranks as the pick of a quiet Sunday's racing in the Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival Handicap at Redcar. Michael Dods' charge has not seen too much racing for a three year old so far and he still remains pretty unexposed...
Pupils Launch Bid to Save School; GLOBAL BACKING FOR CHILDREN'S INTERNET CAMPAIGN
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR PUPILS at a North East special school under threat of closure have launched a global campaign to save it. Epinay School in Jarrow was awarded an "Outstanding" rating by Government inspectors just four months ago. However,...
SHE'S A NUNDRED! Sister Margaret Celebrates with Good Old Friends
Byline: RUTH LAWSON THERE must be something in the water at St Catherine's care home. Three of the residents at the home on West Road, Newcastle, are still going strong after all making it past the 100-year mark. The hardy ladies are 100-year-old...
Stars to Opt out of Delhi
FOUR-TIME Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy has joined the ranks of superstar athletes to opt out of competing at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi - and more are set to follow. Hoy - a winner of Commonwealth gold in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne...
Tonic for Jin as He Eyes Victory
BRITISH Amateur champion Jin Jeong has his sights set on winning the 139th Open at St Andrews after moving to within six of the lead. The Melbourne-based South Korean returned to play the 18th early this morning after play was suspended as darkness...
Torino's Swede Dreams of Glory
RED House Farm Torino Under-13s plan to compete in a prestigious tournament in Sweden next year. The Newcastle outfit hopes to raise pounds 10,000 to play in the Gothia Cup, regarded as one of the best youth football tournaments in the world,. ...
Your Stars
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