Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 23, 2010

40 Years of Helping the Vulnerable; FROM Humble Beginnings, the Cyrenians in Newcastle Has Grown into One of the Country's Leading and Most Progressive Charity's for the Homeless and Is Now Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary, MIKE KELLY Finds out More
Byline: MIKE KELLY AS a young man David Paterson, like many of his pals, enjoyed boozing, fighting and football. He was a self-confessed "nasty" piece of work when his future would probably have been jail or an early grave. Today he is teetotal,...
Acknowledgements
BINGLEY (Leadgate). Ken, Bryan, Barbara, Gary and Sheena, wish to thank all relatives and friends, for their kindness and sympathy, cards of condolence and beautiful floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement. Thanks also to Dr. Astley...
After 13 Years of Being Haunted by Agony, a Daughter
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON LIGHTING a candle and uttering a prayer, Linda McGeown finally laid to rest a 13- year ghost. Kneeling at the spot where her father Tam 'Tattie' McGeown was stabbed to death by evil. But on the anniversary of the murder...
Army of Voices; Lass Sings on Charity Single
Byline: ADAM JUPP THIS Tyneside schoolgirl is singing her heart out for the lads and lasses on the frontline. Nine-year-old Georgina Thornton-Brown rubbed shoulders with the stars after bagging herself a role in a charity single aimed at raising...
A Runaway Success
Byline: JON SMITH STYLE and individuality are the lifeblood of Citroen. From the early days when the 2CV with its roll-back canvas roof and its rippled bonnet became one of the first 'people's cars' to the exotic SM whose bodyline more resembled...
A Slice of American Pie; WITH Four Days of Toe Tappin'' Tunes Due on the Tyne ALAN NICHOL Goes All Americana on Us This Week
Byline: ALAN NICHOL ALTHOUGH the official start to the SummerTyne Americana festival was actually last night, the main action gets under way tonight. Well, it starts on the free outdoor stage in Performance Square - between The Sage Gateshead's...
A Slippery Character; HUNT IS ON FOR MUSEUM SNAKE MISSING FROM HIS TANK
Byline: LAURA CAROE MISSING Sid the vanishing snake was still on the slither today after disappearing from a Tyneside museum. The hunt is on for Sid after he escaped from his tank at Newcastle's Great North Museum. Staff arrived at the museum...
A 'Tsunami' of Job Cuts to Hit North; MP DISCOVERS OFFICIAL FIGURES
Byline: SARA NICHOL SAVAGE spending cuts could see almost 20,000 North East public sector workers lose their jobs. The predicted number of pay-offs in the public sector was uncovered in the House of Commons library by South Shields MP David Miliband....
Attacking Suits Me Down to Ground - Amesbury; Winger Happy with New Tactic Winger Happy with New Tactic
Byline: NICK PUREWAL CLINICAL Charlie Amesbury believes anyone can play their way into a Newcastle Falcons starting shirt - and that quest begins tonight at Welford Road. The Falcons will contest the JP Morgan Premiership Sevens northern group...
A Walk in the Park for Seaham; 3D Sports Durham Coast League
SEAHAM Park's rise up the 3D Durham Coast League table has been quite spectacular - and they have a great chance tomorrow of getting right in among the leading pack when they travel to Bill Quay. After six games of the season Park were rock bottom...
Bogie in Overseas Search for Stars
Byline: JEFF BOWRON HAVING already scoured the country for the final four signings to complete his squad, Gateshead boss Ian Bogie has spread the net to include foreign talent. Bermuda international Tyrell Burgess is currently trialling with...
Bulger Killer to Appear in Court; VENABLES ACCUSED OF DOWNLOADING CHILD PORN
KILLER Jon Venables will appear via videolink at the Old Bailey today to face allegations of downloading child pornography. Venables, who was just 10 when he and Robert Thompson murdered toddler James Bulger, is expected to enter pleas to the two...
Carson Is out to Prove He Can Be the No 1 for Bruce
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS TREVOR CARSON has responded to reports David James could be signed by Sunderland with a reminder to Steve Bruce that every Premier League career needs to start somewhere. Carson has been at the Stadium of Light for six years...
Carson Is out to Prove He Can Be the No 1 for Bruce after Gordon Injury
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS TREVOR CARSON has responded to reports David James could be signed by Sunderland with a reminder to Steve Bruce that every Premier League career needs to start somewhere. Carson has been at the Stadium of Light for six years...
Contador Confident but Not Cocky of Tour Glory
THE Tour de France concludes in Paris this weekend with the duel for the race leader's yellow jersey set to end in Alberto Contador's favour. The 27-year-old Spaniard, who won the 2007 and 2009 Tours, finished half a bike wheel behind Andy Schleck...
Dad Jailed for Raping Woman He Befriended; 21-YEAR-OLD MET VICTIM IN PUB
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A YOUNG dad who raped a woman as he walked her home from the pub is today behind bars. David Jordan admitted attacking the woman in a Wallsend back alley after befriending her in a bar.The 21-year-old, of Saint Hilda's...
Days Down on the Farm; Advertisement Feature
CHILDREN love spending time with animals, and the North East has several farm attractions that are geared up for visitors with plenty to entertain the family. From tomorrow Northumberland's largest farm attraction, Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth,...
Deaths
BEADNELL (Gosforth). Peacefully at Hillfield Care Home on 19th July, Peggy Brenda, widow of the late Alfred Beadnell and of the late John Hoadley, beloved mother of Brook Hoadley and the late Michael, adored grandmother of Ally and dear mother-in-law...
Disney Delight; CHRONICLE WINNER WILL SPEND COMPETITION CASH IN PARIS
Byline: KATIE DAVIES IT WAS a fairytale come true for Carol McGregor - when a surprise phone call brought some happy news. Lucky Carol was busy looking forward to her holiday in Disneyland Paris, when she picked up the receiver telling her she...
DO IT FOR MY MUM; Daughter's Asbestos Appeal
Byline: DAN WARBURTON IT MAY be too late for Marguerite Snaith, but the fight for justice continues in her name. The grandmother lost her two-year battle against mesothelioma, a deadly lung disease caused by asbestos exposure. Now her devastated...
Ex-Pupil in Facebook Protest; Academy Proposal Support
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR A FORMER student of a Tyneside secondary school has launched a Facebook group in protest at plans to make it an academy. David Manasse has so far received support from more than 170 people to the group, called "Gosforth...
Feel the 'Force of a Derby Repeat
WHETHER it was the strongest renewal of the Derby or not, the punishment handed out by Workforce at Epsom this year was brutal and he should not be opposed in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. The mixture of an electric burst...
Felling's Push for the Double Gathers Pace; Warmseal Durham Senior League
FELLING'S push towards a Warmseal Durham Senior league and cup double gathers pace this weekend as they entertain South Hetton, who lie just one place behind them in the table. There are just eight league games remaining to be played and, with the...
Festival to Prove We All Can Sing
Byline: RICHARD YATES AN arts centre will soon be resounding with song for a day-long festival that is out to prove everyone has a tuneful voice that's worth hearing. Can't Sing? Yes You Can! is just one of a dozen vocal workshops to be featured...
Finally Laying to Rest Ghosts from the Past; VISITS SPOT WHERE DAD WAS BRUTALLY STABBED TO DEATH
dren and it killed us as well. He would have made a great grandad but his grandchildren haven't met him. "But after reading this it made me want to come to the place where it happened. I have blocked it out for so long but I'm now coming to terms...
Gosling's a Great Signing for United - Sheedy
Byline: LEE RYDER KEVIN SHEEDY understands exactly why Everton fans are frustrated after watching Dan Gosling slip through their fingers and join Newcastle United. The Goodison Park great knows that trading the blue of Everton for the black and...
Hodgson: We Need to Keep Our Nerve; Three Counties N'land League
ANDREW HODGSON has reminded Alnmouth's big hitters they have to keep their nerve away from their perfect home batting track. Second-placed Alnmouth closed the gap on leaders Warkworth last weekend, and are now two wins shy of the clear Northumberland...
ILLEGAL FAGS AND TOBACCO SEIZED IN STORE SWOOP; Tip-Off Led Trading Standards Officers to Counterfeit Goods
Byline: ADAM JUPP PHONEY fags and bogus tobacco were seized in a raid on a Tyneside store. Trading standards officers received a tip-off about a shop in Newcastle's West End selling the illicit products. And when they visited the outlet, on Westgate...
IMPRESS ME; Hughton Tells His Young Guns to Fly against Canaries
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has given his young guns a simple message ahead of tomorrow's trip to Norwich City: "Impress me". The Toon boss could hardly have been happier with the contributions of both Nile Ranger and Haris Vuckic at Carlisle...
In Memoriam
BLONSKY (Chester-le-Street). In loving memory of my dear wife Jean, died 23rd July 2006. In my heart you will always stay, loved and remembered every day. Your loving husband Michael and loving daughter Angela. CLOUGH (Burradon). Treasured memories...
In Memoriam
PURDY (Whickham). Cairns, sadly missed, always remembered, never forgotten. Margaret and family. SELBY (Killingworth). In loving memory of Julie my wonderful wife. I looked to you for happiness and found it by your side, I turned to you for comfort,...
Jobless John Writes to PM; DESPERATE DAD-OF-ONE ALSO CONTACTS QUEEN IN SEARCH FOR WORK
Byline: TOM MULLEN JOBLESS John Edwards was so desperate to find work he turned to Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street for help. And he was amazed when his letters were answered with replies on behalf of the Queen and Prime Minister David...
Judge in Court on Dog Charge; HIGH-PROFILE CASE COULD BE MOVED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF COUNTRY
Byline: TOM MULLEN A LEADING North East judge is due in court accused of failing to keep her dog under proper control. Judge Beatrice Bolton has been summoned by police to appear at Alnwick Magistrates' Court on July 28. The 56-year-old, from...
Judging Stories on Their Merits
FRONT page or not front page... that is the question surrounding the fallout of Raoul Moat. Every day there is a new twist in the extraordinary tale and here at Chronicle Towers we make a judgment on whether it is worthy of the main story or whether...
Keep the Kids Amused with Sand and Song; Advertisement Feature
HERE'S a few ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer. This weekend families from North Tyneside and beyond are invited to gather in Whitley Bay to take part in the annual sandcastle competition. Hundreds of children and their families...
Lacklustre Performance
The Rebound (15, 94 mins) Comedy/Romance. Catherine-Zeta Jones, Justin Bartha, Joanna Gleason, Art Garfunkel, Kate Jennings Grant, Kelly Gould, Andrew Cherry, Sam Robards. Director: Bart Freundlich. Contains swearing, sex and violence. THE Rebound...
Lethal Cocktail Killed Tragic Joslyne; TESTS SHOW DRINK AND DRUGS - BUT NOT M-CAT - TO BLAME
Byline: LAURA CAROE A TEENAGER died after mixing a lethal cocktail of drink and drugs. How and when tragic Joslyne Cockburn got her hands on drugs may never be known. The 18-year-old was not breathing when she was found in bed after a night...
Lower Cost of Luxury
Byline: PATRICK JAMES THE world of the big executive saloon is inhabited by some pretty special cars and in years gone by the yardstick for many executives was, obviously, the luxury, but also the performance. The performance came at a bit of...
Luxury and Comfort in a Gem of a Model
Byline: MAXINE ASHFORD THE market seems to be awash with sports utility ve h i c l e s these days - if you don''t believe me check out any early morning school run and count those gas guzzlers parked outside the school gates. But every so often...
Milner Can Go, Admits O'Neill
MARTIN O'NEILL put the ball in Manchester City's court after admitting James Milner can leave Aston Villa if their valuation of the midfielder is met. The former Newcastle United star has already been the subject of a rejected bid from City following...
Model Dream; Youngster Is Picked to Be Firm's Face
Byline: KATIE DAVIES BUDDING model Rheanne Marley is a step closer to her dream after she was picked to be the face of a leading clothes retailer. Only days after the 13-year-old's pictures were handed to pre-teen fashion range Kylie, Rheanne...
More Insight into Mind of Murderer
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY DELUDED Raoul Moat's obsession with body-building and paranoid hatred for police are revealed further on secret tapes heard by the Chronicle. Today we can bring you more extracts from the killer's personal collection of...
Mum Facing Court over 'Harrasment' WOMAN ACCUSED OF CLASHING WITH MAN AFTER TRAGIC CRASH
Byline: SARA NICHOL A GRIEVING mum will face court action after clashing with the man who accidentally knocked down her son. John James Heneghan died after he stepped into the street before being struck by a 4x4 Mitsubishi. The seven-year-old,...
Mustard Hails the Quality as Lancs Offer No Width
Byline: STUART RAYNER PHIL MUSTARD pointed to yesterday's all-too brief day of County Championship cricket as a good example of what the four-day game should be all about. There was little quantity - 21 overs - but plenty of quality as Glen Chapple...
My Baby's Due and I Don't Know What to Do Now; DOZENS OF MUMS-TO-BE ANGUISHED AS SHOP'S SHUTTERS GO DOWN
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON SCORES of parents-to-be have been left in the dark after a baby goods shop closed without warning. Many have paid for prams and maternity gear ahead of the birth of their babies. But now they fear they may be left out...
Nissan Draws Battle Lines; STEVE HUGHES with the Best of the Week's Motoring News
Byline: STEVE HUGHES JAPANESE giant Nissan has declared war on its German rivals - and the battle is to be fought on British soil. The Far Eastern car company has taken the unprecedented step of engaging in the public humiliation of its prestige...
OUR FLIGHT HORROR AS ENGINE STOPPED; Family's Terror in the Sky
Byline: TOM MULLEN A TYNESIDE family were caught up in a holiday flight horror when one of their plane's engines burst into flames. Dad-of-two Paul Lees told of the moment loud bangs were heard before the cabin was plunged into darkness and passengers...
Pair in Court Accused of Helping Moat
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY TWO men accused of helping Raoul Moat plan his violent attacks have appeared in court. Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan face allegations of conspiracy to murder and possessing a firearm with intent. Neither charge was put to...
Patience the Key as Tony Steps Up; Jeffries out to Show Skills in Eight-Round Bout
Byline: STUART RAYNER TONY JEFFRIES is preparing to take another "massive step" in his boxing career at Rainton Meadows Arena tonight. In August 2008 the Sunderland light-heavyweight won an Olympic bronze medal in Beijing. The hard part was...
Picking Up the Chess Pieces; A NEW Version of the Hit Musical Chess Gets Its World Premiere in Newcastle Next Month. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has an Exclusive Interview with Its Director, Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood
Byline: GORDON BARR EXPECT a cat fight on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle next month - set to music. The venue is the setting for the world premiere of a new staging of the hit musical Chess - and at the hands of Strictly Come Dancing's...
Pinning Hopes on New Life
DESPITE years of scientific advancement and technological breakthroughs, many secrets of the human body continue to elude us. We're no closer to discovering cures for various terrible diseases, and changes to our environment seem to be precipitating...
Pounds 7m School Plan Gets Thumbs Up; Merger despite Quality Concerns
Byline: AMY HUNT A MERGER of two Tyneside primary schools has been rubber-stamped, despite concerns about bids made to run it. Councillors agreed to close Wharrier Street and St Anthony's C of E primary schools, both in Walker, Newcastle, from...
Pub Quiz Uncovered
THE Brandling is a curate's egg of a pub and outside the building, even more so, as large notices tell you not to park there, but the staff assured Woz and Co they could, and they were right, so be warned, as there is not a problem. Pub: The Brandling,...
Pupils Fight Bid to Close School; YOUNGSTERS MAKE VIDEO AS PART OF CAMPAIGN
Byline: NEIL MCKAY PUPILS at a closurethreatened primary school have produced their own pop video in a bid to persuade education chiefs to change their minds. Gateshead Council's Cabinet is due to decide in September on the future of Sacred Heart...
Putting Faith in Posh Nosh
Byline: LIZ LAMB THERE can't be many Indian eateries that are housed in a Victorian chapel, but this is the home of Le Raaj in Chester Moor. Located in a prominent position on the A167, it's probably one of the poshest Indian restaurants I have...
Ray Focuses on Helping Customers; Advertisement Feature
PERSONAL circumstance has further inspired a member of staff at JenningsFord Direct in South Shields to assist more Motability customers on the road to freedom. Type 1 Diabetic Ray Maitland, 48, from North Shields, is a true inspiration to his friends...
Reader's Poems
OUR BOYS EVERY day I think, oh why? Of the young faces of those who die At war they go with dreaded fear To be apart from those they hold dear. Power, possessions, is what it seems Where is faith, hope, love, our dreams No person can win in this world...
Rene's Bach in Denmark for Clash
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds put their 10-match unbeaten run on the line tonight when they visit Scunthorpe in a Premier League match without top Dane Rene Bach's services. Bach has been recalled by the DMU, the sport's authority...
Shearer Jets in to Help Charity Day; TOON LEGEND JOINS OTHER STARS TO HELP RAISE PRINCE'S TRUST CASH
Byline: PAUL TULLY TOON legend Alan Shearer cut short his summer holiday in Portugal to fly home and help out a special Northbased charity. The ex-Newcastle United hero was determined to support the celebrity golf tournament in aid of The Prince's...
Showcasing Their Talent
THE weekend festival is not all about headliners, however, as there are numerous acts appearing here for the first time. Many, too, are simply on the rise and are likely to play the bigger venues in the future. There are Saturday afternoon showcase...
Spark of Imagination
Byline: IAN JOHNSON IN THE small car market of today, individuality is everything. Sometimes it is the car which challenges conventional thinking that turns heads - and if this car offers a lot, redefines style and turns normal practice on its head...
Stock Win a Timely Boost; Dukes North East Premier League
Byline: NICK PUREWAL MARK FLETCHER hopes Stockton can pick up where they left off against Tynemouth when they host Durham Academy tomorrow. Stockton pipped Tynemouth at the post last week in a thrilling relegation battle, stealing the last wicket...
Sunday
SUNDAY night's main event (Hall 1) once again demonstrates the pulling power of the festival and The Sage Gateshead generally. Jakob Dylan is the youngest of Bob Dylan's four children (to his former wife, Sara) and has been making records for 18 years....
Swalwell Feeling Just Swell Again; Wellstream N'land and Tyneside Senior League
SWALWELL are hoping the NTSL title race has shifted in their favour once and for all as they prepare to entertain third-bottom Ashington tomorrow. The reigning champions regained top spot last weekend after they blitzed Leadgate and their title rivals...
Tomlinson Told: It's Time for Eu to Deliver
CHRIS TOMLINSON has been told he has to medal at the European Championships - but insists he will be disappointed for himself and no-one else if he d o e s n 't. The 28-year-old will make his 11th appearance at a major outdoor international meet in...
Tuning in for Talent Show; A NEWCASTLE Choir Will Be Believing in Themselves This Weekend as They Appear on Telly, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports
Byline: GORDON BARR MEMBERS of the Newcastle based choir Sing Live are performing this weekend on the new Channel 5 talent show Don''t Stop Believing. The show started last weekend with six acts and this Sunday will be the turn of many locals...
Visions of Grandeur
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW FOR motorists with aspirations of grandeur, getting behind the wheel of one of the most striking executive class motors around could just be the place to be, particularly when you consider that Chrysler's 300C entry level...
WAYNE HOLDS KEY FOR ANDY; Service Is Crucial If Carroll Is to Make Premier Impact: Al
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN SHEARER has identified Wayne Routledge as the key man in Andy Carroll's quest to make his No 9 dream a success. The former England and Toon captain, having netted 206 goals as the club's all-time top scorer, is perhaps...
We'll Be Top of the Pops
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS FORMER NBA star Pops Mensah-Bonsu has promised the Geordie public some basketball fireworks when the starstudded Great Britain side come to Newcastle next month. The ex-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets man is one of...
Yeti Is Skoda's New Monster Competitor
Byline: MIKE TORPEY EVER wondered who dreams up the names for new car models? Interesting one isn't it, especially in the case of the Skoda Yeti. You might imagine being called after the fabled abominable snowman from the Himalayas that this...
You Couldn't Make It Up
Byline: TONY HORNE "IS that Mearsy? It's Sue from Northumbria Police. Could you pop up and give us a hand?" Moaty's on the loose." Bears no resemblance, I am sure, to the conversation that took place, but, admit it, you wet yourself laughing...
Youngster's Delight at Award Win; GIRL, 10, PRAISED FOR COPING WITH HER ILLNESS
Byline: HELEN RAE A GIRL who is living with a potentially-fatal condition has been given a prestigious award in recognition of how well she copes with her illness. Two years ago, 10-year-old Bridie Alder was diagnosed with a rare medical condition...
Your Stars with Claire Petulengro
Byline: Claire Petulengro TRY to express your feelings a little more. Your relationships evolve and they provoke strong reactions in yourself and in others. Power struggles with family are likely. Be polite. THERE'S a new path you are thinking...