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 7, 2010

All-Rounder Phil's All Set to Go out in Style; REVIEW OF ALL THE REGION'S LATEST LEAGUE CRICKET ACTION
Dukes North East Premier League IT is not quite Wembley, but as arenas go, Wood Terrace proved a close second for Phil Bell at the weekend. The versatile sportsman has appeared in the last two FA Vase finals at the home of football for Whitley Bay....
Beaten with Bats; Couple Attacked While out Walking
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON A LOVERS' stroll turned into a nightmare after masked, baseball bat-wielding attackers struck. A man and his girlfriend had taken a walk when they sat on the grassed area between Newcastle City Cricket Club and Redhouse...
BEST IS YET TO COME: PETER; Great Dane Is Aiming to Become Magpies' Main Man: Best Is Yet to Come
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER Lovenkrands has vowed to get even better in a black-andwhite shirt. Just 12 months ago, with Newcastle United in limbo, Lovenkrands found himself without a club and training with his old club Glasgow Rangers in order to...
Blades Still See Nos as Worthy
Byline: STEVE BROWN SHEFFIELD UNITED will step up their pursuit of Nyron Nosworthy after pocketing a pounds 1m windfall from the sale of Billy Sharp. The Sunderland defender signed a three-year contract at the Stadium of Light last October, but...
Burns Blown Away
Byline: ZOE BURN SUPERBIKE star Chris Burns had the wind taken out of his Mirror.co.uk BSB-Evo Championship fight at the weekend, when hurricane-like gales stopped the race - as he was leading. The Newcastle rider had been on course to grab his...
Caught with Stolen Cash; Worker Had Pounds 5k in Her Bag
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A THIEVING worker stole thousands of pounds from her employer, a court heard. Kate Hird was trusted to handle cash at a Gateshead firm but abused her position to line her pockets. When a day's takings from heating systems...
Chambers and Young Pretender in Medal Hunt
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee believes Britain will have two medal contenders in the men's 100metres at the European Championships in Barcelona. One of them is world and European indoor champion Dwain Chambers, which will come as...
Club's Success on the Water Is Simply Oarsome
DURHAM Amateur Rowing Club is raising three cheers - after enjoying triple success on the water. The club claimed victories at the prestigious Metropolitan Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, on home soil at the Durham Regatta, and at the National Championships...
Controversy Left Behind by Warship; Sinking of Vessel Led to Row with Russians
SHE may have had a violent if short career, but for many years later HMS Edinburgh was at the centre of controversy. The powerful new warship looked magnificent when she slid into the Tyne on March 31, 1938, in time for the outbreak of the Second World...
Crook Must Pay Back Pounds 1 of Drug Cash; JUDGE ACCEPTS DEALER IS BROKE
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A DRUG dealer who made thousands of pounds from peddling narcotics has been ordered to pay back just pounds 1. A drugs gang in Gateshead were jailed for a total of 35 years after an undercover police operation. Now three of...
DAY Two of the [...]
DAY two of the July meeting at Newmarket, and Elzaam has to be banker material in the TNT July Stakes. The Michael Jarvis-trained colt looked a serious horse in the making despite being beaten in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot by would-be superstar...
Deaths
BRAYSON (Fenham). Peacefully at Freeman Hospital on Saturday 3rd July 2010, after a short illness, aged 87 years, Thomasena May (Maisie). She will be sorely missed by family and friends. Funeral Service at West End United Reformed Church on Tuesday...
Duo on Mark to Make Finals
ROUND two of the Mark Williams Memorial Darts Tournament was hosted by Bedlington Station WMC. Previous winners Phil Nixon and Glen Moody were among those seeking a finals-night spot. However, it was Durham's Paul Knighton who starred on the...
Felling Triumphant Again to Keep the Pressure on Boldon; Warmseal Durham Senior League
Byline: CHRIS WEST FELLING'S amazing run of form continued as they picked up a maximum-points haul from their match at Horden. The win was their fourth in the last five games and seventh of the season. However, they were still unable to nudge...
Festival's Set to Be a Show Stopper! SEVEN PAGES OF GRASSROOTS SPORT START HERE
SOME of the country's top showjumpers will contest the region's first major equestrian event later this month. The Burgham Horse Festival is being staged by Northumberland County Council at Burgham Park, near Morpeth, from July 23-25. Set in...
Fit-Again Fabregas Leaves Torres in a Sweat
SPAIN coach Vicente del Bosque will have to choose between Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas to face Germany in tonight's World Cup semi-final. Fabregas has been declared fit following a knock in training, leaving Del Bosque needing to decide whether...
Frank's Worthy Late Sub at Ryton; NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP
FORMER England player Frank Worthington will deputise for Nobby Stiles, who recently suffered a stroke, at the Ryton FC Dinner Dance to be held in the Lancastrian Suite on Friday, July 16. Liverpool comedian Hal Nolan and live band Arcadia are the...
Get Carter Park Geared Up for Great Send-Off; GOODBYE TO LANDMARK MADE FAMOUS IN MICHAEL CAINE FILM
Byline: TOM MULLEN ONE last car has rolled down the ramps of the iconic Get Carter car park. Work has now begun on land surrounding the structure in preparation for it finally being pulled down. Made famous by the 1971 Michael Caine film,...
Glimpse into Early Life of a True Legend; NEW BOOK'S NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PICTURES OF SIR BOBBY
Byline: SARA NICHOL THESE never-before-seen pictures give ane insight into the world of Sir Bobby Robson before he became a world-famous face. And they form part of a new booklet paying tribute to the life of Sir Bobby during his years as an...
Graham Proud despite Defeat
Byline: STUART RAYNER GUTTED Bill Graham could not fault his Northumberland side as they lost their unbeaten record in this season's Minor Counties Championship. The hosts lost a match they had dominated for eight of the nine sessions by two...
His Grudge Goes Back over Years and Years; by ROB PATTINSON and ADAM JUPP
BRITAIN'S most wanted Raoul Moat has a grudge against police stretching back years. Pals of the steroid-abusing former bouncer told the Chronicle his hatred started long before ex-lover Sam Stobbart falsely told him she had started dating an officer....
Hoping to Win Hearts and Minds; FOLK Singer Seth Lakeman Is at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay Later This Week. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Catches Up with Him
Byline: GORDON BARR OFTEN your harshest critics are those closest to you. Just ask Seth Lakeman. A renowned folk singer-songwriter, he takes on board what girlfriend Hannah says - even though she is not a big fan of his genre of music. "My...
Hurricanes Are Blown out as Senators Complete a Double
GATESHEAD Senators sealed a British American Football League double after blowing away visitors Dundee Hurricanes. The Tyneside gridiron team had already beaten the Hurricanes at the start of the season in Dundee - and finished the job on home turf...
It Could Yet Go All to Pott; Skipper's Warning to Tabletoppers
SG Wealth Management North/land League WARKWORTH might be top of the Premier Division, but Doug Potts has warned they are not sitting pretty. Cautious skipper Potts was delighted with Dan Younger's third century of the season which helped Warkworth...
It's Six of the Very Best from YAARS; North East Midweek League
FOUR teams from the North East Midweek League - Kings School Old Boys A and B, YAARS and Boiler Clinic - contested the Macmillan Cancer Care Blagdon Sixes. A round-robin format saw YAARS win their three games and the other teams one each. A bowl-out...
Jet-Propelled Car Set to Fly WHILE the Fastest Woman on; Pace Ace Revs Up for Gateshead
WHILE the fastest woman on the planet believes that Asafa Powell going head-to-head with Tyson Gay in Gateshead this weekend is bigger than the World Cup, she has also hinted that she is in world-recordbreaking form herself. Carmelita Jeter may...
Lahm Claims Played Down
GERMANY coach Joachim Low has defended his captain Philipp Lahm ahead of their World Cup semifinal encounter against Spain in Durban later today. The Bayern Munich defender has been the centre of an unnecessary controversy brewing in the German camp...
Letter to Moat: You Must Contact Us
Byline: KATIE DAVIES LETTERS are being given to friends of fugitive Raoul Moat from police, urging him to contact them. The carefully-worded notes tell him to make contact as soon as possible. The development emerged as a friend of Moat's...
Life Looking Better for Grateful Dad; VISION RESTORED, THANKS TO CORNEAL TRANSPLANT
Byline: HELEN RAE FOR years proud dad Lawrence Freeman's life was limited by poor vision. Simple pleasures such as playing with his children was a struggle and his vision was blurred. But thanks to a corneal transplant in his right eye at...
Mum 5 Times over the Limit; DRINK DRIVER SPARED JAIL AFTER CRASH
Byline: SONIA SHARMA ONE of Britain's booziest drivers has narrowly escaped jail for causing a head-on collision. Mother-of-one Claire Louise Garrett was more than five times over the drink drive limit when she got behind the wheel of her Citroen...
North's Trio Left out of Pocket; Snooker Latest
THE latest edition to the World Snooker Association's 2010-11 calendar is the newlyintroduced Players Tour Championship. It consists of 12 events, six of which will be contested at venues in Europe and six at the Sheffield Snooker Academy. A disappointing...
Openers Score with Eas as Quay Are Unlocked Again; 3D Sports Durham Coast League
Byline: CHRIS WEST ANY thoughts Bill Quay could free-wheel their way to the championship were brushed aside when they were well beaten by Easington and saw their lead at the top cut to 13 points. Quay were relatively happy at the interval after...
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THE Aviva British Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious athletics events in the world. While attracting a host of track and field stars from all over the world, the event serves as one of its best family days out each summer. With children...
Our New School Dream Bites Dust; after the Scrapping of the Building Schools for the Future Programme, North East School Leaders Have Been Left to Count the Costs. NICOLA JUNCAR Reports
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR WHICKHAM School and Sports College is a highperforming Tyneside secondary. In its last Ofsted report it achieved 23 "outstanding" grades and its GCSE pass rate is an impressive 90.2%. Due to its academic success, the Gateshead...
Pounds 9m Funding Cuts Spark Job Loss Fears; CHIEFS SET TO MAKE HUGE SAVINGS ACROSS COUNCIL: SERVICES AS MINISTERS WARN BUDGET WILL BE SLASHED
Byline: ADAM JUPP ;ADRIAN PEARSON FRESH job losses are "inevitable" as Tyneside's biggest council faces up to pounds 9m of Government cuts. Newcastle City Council has been told the funding it receives from Downing Street will be slashed dramatically...
Raoul, Son, Please Hand Yourself In
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY ; DAN WARBUTON SAMANTHA Stobbart's frantic dad has today appealed to Raoul Moat to hand himself in. Speaking for the first time since his daughter was seriously injured when she was blasted by Moat's shotgun, Paul Stobbart,...
Scrimshaw on a Par with England's Best! PRUDHOE GOLF STARLET WINS CALL FOR CLASH WITH SCOTS
Byline: RYAN HOLMES ANDREW SCRIMSHAW hopes to have national success off to a tee when he swings into England action this autumn. The 17-year-old from Prudhoe Golf Club has been chosen for the national under-18 side to face auld enemy Scotland...
Sisters Back and Set to Party; SCISSOR Sisters Are Returning to Toon. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Gets the Lowdown with an EXCLUSIVE Chat with the Band's Babydaddy
Byline: GORDON BARR SCISSOR Sisters marked their return to the UK album charts today by announcing they are heading for Newcastle. With their album Night Work at number two, the band will follow it up with a gig at the Metro Radio Arena on December...
Star Rushed to Intensive Care
POP princess Cheryl Tweedy spent two hours in intensive care after she was rushed to hospital with malaria. The Geordie X Factor judge was being treated at London's private Cromwell Hospital, with her close friend Derek Hough at her bedside. ...
Star's Girdle Goes Undies the Hammer; LITTLE BLACK LACE NUMBER BELONGED TO MARILYN MONROE
Byline: TONY HENDERSON SOME like it hot - and that could be the case when the bidding starts today at a Tyneside auction house. For on offer is an item of film legend Marilyn Monroe's underwear. Boldon Auction Galleries in South Tyneside is selling...
This Is Not Not like Blackpool or Burnley Going Up. It's Newcastle United; Old Boy Quinn Urges Toon to Set Sights beyond Premier Survival
Byline: LEE RYDER MICK QUINN wants to see Newcastle United aiming higher than just survival next season. Unlike the doom-mongers who have slammed Newcastle since they won promotion back to the Premier League, Quinn feels that the black-and-whites...
Tributes to Football PC
HE PROUDLY policed the highways as a dedicated traffic cop, while in his spare time he upheld the laws of the beautiful game. The region's non-league soccer circuit today united to pay tribute to respected referee David Rathband, the police officer...
University Challenge; Axed Bates Lands New Rugby Role
SACKED Falcons coach Steve Bates is the new rugby boss at Northumbria University. All but swapping places with new Falcons Academy coach and outgoing Northumbria head coach Richard Arnold, Bates has assumed the new role of rugby consultant at the university....
Wartime Love Is Still Strong after 70 Years; COUPLE SEPARATED BY ARMY CALL-UP HOURS AFTER WEDDING
Byline: LIZ WALKER A CALL-UP to war meant their honeymoon lasted just a few hours before they were torn apart. But the early separation proved no stumbling block to Allan and Mary Harle's lasting love, as they have now celebrated 70 years of...
We're So Close to Place in History
DIRK KUYT is confident Holland are finally about to reach the end of their long journey to World Cup glory. Beaten finalists in 1974 and 1978, the Dutch get their third shot at football's greatest prize at Soccer City on Sunday when they will tackle...
Wheel Long; 16-YEAR-OLD HOPING TO GET IN RECORD BOOKSBY CYCLING THE WORLD
Byline: KERRY WOOD HE'S too young to drink or vote, but David Clark's age could grab him a place in the record books. The 16-year-old cycling fanatic is in training for an ambitious twowheeled worldwide challenge. Waving off his close-knit family...
Whitfield Is Star of the Show; REPORTS FROM AROUND THE REGION'S JUNIOR LEAGUE CRICKET SCENE
Wellstream Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League Under-18 Division BLAYDON completed the first leg of what looks increasingly like a double when they won the Under-18 League Cup. Lee Whitfield took star billing for Blaydon, who were enjoying...
Witness Box Proves Step Too Far for Accused; MAN ON TRIAL FOR THEFT OF FIRST FOLIO WON'T GIVE EVIDENCE
Byline: NELL STONE A SERIAL thief accused of stealing, mutilating and then trying to sell a priceless Shakespeare first folio will not be giving evidence at his trial. Raymond Scott, 53, is claimed to have stolen the 1623 book of plays from a...
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