Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from September 8, 2011

Acknowledgements
ARMSTRONG (Seghill). Mrs Joyce Armstrong wishes to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, sympathy, cards and letters of condolence and for the beautiful floral tributes received in memory of Bill. Special thanks...
A Day in the Life Of
ALDO DE GIORGI, partner of bar and restaurant chain Gusto UK Ltd 7am Up with the children - I prepare breakfast as my wife, Vika, is usually out early with her personal training clients. I spend a minute or two grinding fresh coffee in my Porlex...
Amazing Yet Sad Tale of How Sisters Met; Siblings Are Helping Each Other through Tragedy of Losing Children after Remarkable Discovery Unites Them
Byline: ROB PATTINSON LEANING on each other for the support only family can give, these sisters found each other through tragedy. After childhoods apart, a remarkable twist of fate united Andrea Thompson, Karine Atay and Anne-Marie Parkinson...
Ashley on Target to Reach Goals; Workers in Line for Bonuses
TOON owner Mike Ashley's company Sports Direct says it is on target for bumper profits again this year. And that means staff at its 15 North East stores, and 335 other branches nationwide, are likely to be get another bonus at the end of the year....
A Taste for a New Challenge
ANORTH East chef is getting his teeth into a new role at a historic Durham pub which specialises in good food. Sean McCabe of West Denton has been appointed as head chef at the Black Horse in Beamish, a restored pub and restaurant which dates back...
Authors Meet Up with Young Fans; Book Festival Is Based on Theme of the Bedtime Story
YOUNG bookworms from schools across the region will be gearing up for Europe's biggest book event this term. The Northern Children's Book Festival (NCBF) is held in our region every autumn and is now in its 29th year. The festival is a two-week...
Bendtner Can't Wait to Pull on Cats Shirt
Byline: JAMES HUNTER NICKLAS BENDTNER can't wait to get his Sunderland career under way after rediscovering his goalscoring touch for his country in midweek. The Dane joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline...
Best Thing I Ever Did Was Join Newcastle
Byline: LEE RYDER DANNY SIMPSON has refuted talk that he was close to quitting Newcastle United on transfer deadline day by insisting: "Becoming a Toon player is one of the best things I've ever done." The Mancunian right-back was heavily linked...
Boss Bruce Hoping to Move on Misfits in Window
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE is hoping the Football League emergency loan window will provide an escape route for misfits Nyron Nosworthy and Matt Kilgallon. With a week having passed since the closure of the summer transfer window, the emergency...
Competitions and Results
? The Seaham SAC Night Hawk Competition had an entry of 41 rods, of which 27 weighed in 117 fish for a total of 76.13lb. Ian Heron was first with 11 fish for 7.89lb. Second was Micky Davis with 12 fish for 6.62lb. Third was Jack Clark with 8 fish for...
Danny: I Do Not Fear the Competition .. I Relish It; Davide Signing Is Not a Worry
Byline: LEE RYDER DANNY SIMPSON has hailed the arrival of Davide Santon as "healthy competition" at Newcastle United and the Old Trafford graduate admitted: "I have lived with it all of my life." The arrival of Santon has left many United fans...
Dear Dr Maths, on Holiday[.]; Dr MATHS with Steve Humble
Byline: Steve Humble Dear Dr Maths, On holiday we collected lots of lovely patterned seashells. A regular reader of your column, my daughter said we should ask Dr Maths if there was any maths in these stripes and spots? Sharon via e-mail Your...
Deaths
POWERS (Bedlington). Peacefully in Felsling Gate Care Home on Monday 5th September 2011, aged 96 years, Winnie, beloved wife of the late Eddie and the late George, dearly loved mother of Eddie, Doreen, Dave and Margaret and motherinlaw of Jean, John,...
Deaths
ALLAN (Westmoor). At home on 28th August 2011, John Eric, husband of the late Beatrice, loved dad of Heather, fatherinlaw of Sinclair, proud grandad of Alexandra and Ross, dear brother of Betty and uncle of Helen and Susan. Cremation has taken place....
Doc's Care for Libya's Injured; Tripoli-Born Medic Returns to Homeland to Help Casualties of War
Byline: HELEN RAE A SPECIALIST doctor in Tyneside has spent time helping casualties in his war-torn homeland. Tripoli-born Dr Tareq Etri, a paediatric associate specialist at North Tyneside General Hospital, has been working around the clock...
Exeter Battle Not for Faint-Hearted
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons boss Alan Tait insists his side must fight fire with fire at Exeter on Saturday. The head coach's men make the 740-mile round trip to Devon, determined to bounce back from their Aviva Premiership opening-day...
Family Lives
WITH the summer holidays over and children across the North East going back to school, it can be tough for parents to get their kids motivated. The return to school can trigger a range of emotions in both parents and children, with Tyneside-based...
Fundraiser Will Honour Footballer; Event Inspired by Tragic Player
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A SPECIAL charity night is taking place in memory of a talented footballer who died earlier this year. Jamal Bouzid, 21, collapsed hours after playing five-a-side football on April 27. At an inquest last month, it was said...
Good News in Store; Supermarket Creates Jobs
Byline: ROB PATTINSON TYNESIDE is set for a jobs boost with more than 150 roles to be created by a supermarket giant. The openings are in new Asda stores, as the chain expands to take over a string of existing Netto supermarkets in the area....
Harriers Hold Yet Another Successful Road Race
TYNEDALE Harriers once again hosted a highlysuccessful 10-mile road race last weekend. The profile of the 23rd running of the Wylam Garagesupported Hexham-to-Ovingham event was boosted by the inclusion of the British Masters Athletics Federation...
Hiding All of the Real Facts; Your Shout
TRUTH is the first casualty of war, which appears to be the case in Libya. There are a few facts which haven''t been reported in the media, unless I have missed something. On April 30, there was a bombing of a Downs syndrome school in Tripoli;...
Hudsmith:Farah's a Memory to Behold
MO FARAH took the headlines, and rightly so, for his superb World Championships 5,000 metres gold medal at the weekend and Ian Hudspith was one fellow athlete who couldn't praise the British star's performance enough. Hudspith, who was crossing...
'I' M a Killer and Maniac, but I Ain"t No Coward'
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG BLACK thoughts that deranged gunman Raoul Moat put to paper as he eluded police capture have been revealed in full for the first time. A chilling letter, branded Moat's "Murder Statement", was left with a friend hours after...
In Brief
SUNDERLAND Harriers' 29th Open Cross-Country Races, supported by Start Fitness, take place at Farringdon on Saturday. The first event, at noon, is for under-11 boys and girls with the senior men's 4x1.8-mile relay scheduled for 1pm. Postal entries...
Incredible Spirit Can't Be Broken; Toon Must Be Smart
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has claimed that "nobody" can break the incredible team spirit that exists within his Newcastle United squad. Ably assisted by Geordies John Carver and Steve Stone, Pardew's players were all smiles at the club's...
In Memoriam
BRAND (Newcastle). Formerly of Seaton Sluice. Alex and Blanche. Tis many a year since they were wed, on fleeting wings the time has sped, twas love that on that day was crowned, and in our lives we too have found, that only love makes life worthwhile,...
Keepsakes of Toon FA Cup Hero Up for Sale; United Defender's Treasured Items under the Hammer
Byline: TONY HENDERSON HE was a player devoted to Newcastle United who wept in frustration when the team lost. Bobby Cowell started life as a North East pitman earning pounds 4 a week but went on to play in all three of Newcastle's 1950s FA Cup...
Knife Thug's Wild Threats to Staff; Teenager Told Officers He Would 'Do a Moat'
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A KNIFE yob who slashed a blade at terrified takeaway staff threatened to copy killer Raoul Moat when he was arrested. Michael Kirton's rage erupted moments after he bought a snack at Pizza Tower in Newcastle's west end....
"Last Hope" for a Killer; Police Chief Tells Inquest How He Ignored the Rules to Give Moat a Chance of Survival as Gunman's Final Letter Is Released in Full
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG THE police chief who commanded the Raoul Moat manhunt told how he disregarded Home Office guidelines on an untested Taser because it was the gunman's "last hope of life". Assistant Chief Constable of the Northumbria force,...
Light Entertainment; Tynemouth Lighthouse and Other Landmarks to Open
Byline: SARAH SCOTT ICONIC parts of the Tyne's port history are to be opened to the public for a rare glimpse. As part of this year's Heritage Open Days, Newcastle's Swing Bridge and Tynemouth Lighthouse will open to the public for expert guided...
Magnificent Matalan
I was unsure about joining the work experience programme at first when I knew I was going to be working in a shop and have to do things like interview skills and application forms. Shirley from the EBP encouraged me to give it a try and I am now glad...
Making Their Voices Heard
A NEWCASTLE-based voice and data communications company is celebrating its second year in business by expanding its services and creating jobs in the region. Unite Communications - a voice solutions, IT support and telephony and broadband provider...
Murder Accused in Courtroom Outburst; Alleged Killer Claims He Is Victim of a Police 'Set-Up'
Byline: SARA NICHOL MURDER accused Graeme Jarman protested his innocence during an unexpected courtroom outburst. The 47-year-old was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after spinster Judith Richardson's body was found at her Hexham home on...
My Miracle Escape; Woman Thought Her Time Was Up after Falling from Ferry
Byline: JAMES MOORE A NORTHUMBRIA University graduate has told of the terrifying moment she plunged from a ferry into the North Sea. Jeni Anderson said she thought she was going to die after spending half an hour fighting for her life in rough...
New Project Will Grace Site Where Gracie Sang; Big Plans for Town Centre
Byline: KATIE DAVIES IN its heyday it played host to one of Britain's highest paid film stars, Gracie Fields. But now plans for the site of the former Gateshead's Odeon Cinema are set to breathe life into a key part of the town's centre. And...
Old Comrades
THURSDAY 1pm, South Shields District Branch, Normandy Veterans Assn, comrades Club, Brigham Place, South Shields. 1.30pm, Newcastle & District Far East POW Assn, Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle. 7pm, Tyneside Branch, Burma Star Assn, RBL Club, Coatsworth...
PARDEW OUT TO REPAY UNITED FANS; Supporters Deserve Win against QPR
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW is aiming to repay Newcastle United fans by delivering the victory that will "give them a lift" at Queens Park Rangers - following the aftermath of transfer window disappointment. After admitting the Magpies "missed...
Pardew Still to Decide on Santon
ALAN PARDEW says he is yet to make a decision whether to start Italian ace Davide Santon at Queens Park Rangers on Monday night. Pardew must first wait to see if stand-in left-back Ryan Taylor will be available for the trip. The Scouser revealed,...
Paul Back at Design Firm
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX NEWCASTLEbased interior design firm Fluid Design Solutions has made a reappointment to its team in the shape of masters graduate Paul Hind. Paul, 35, from Hartlepool, originally joined the Fluid team in 2002, but took...
Pit Banner Is Retired; Village's Famous Iconic Symbol Has Its Very Last Outing
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A HISTORIC miners' banner which earned a village the nickname "Little Moscow" has been retired for good. Chopwell Miners' famous "Red Banner" had its last-ever outing before being confined to the archives. The banner,...
Praise for Musical Message; Project in Line for Top Award
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A MUSICAL project which highlights the dangers of gang culture and knife crime to North East school kids has been shortlisted for a national award. Almost 300 pupils from across the region have worked with Northumbria...
Problem Building to Go; Anti-Social Behaviour Fears at Site
Byline: DAVE BLACK PEOPLE living near a vandalised and fire-ravaged former school have welcomed news that council bosses are planning to demolish it as soon as possible. More than 40 neighbours of the disused Wensleydale Middle School in Blyth...
Readers' Poems
DARK CLOUDS HOW heavy grief Such a burden to bear The loss of a loved one Fills your heart with dismay Lost in your thoughts How black the night What holds the future Where now the light The tears seem endless Heartache and pain Tears endless tears...
Rivals Remain Diplomatic over Derby Skirmish; REGIONAL RUGBY
Byline: MARK SMITH BLAYDON and Tynedale are both playing down the significance of Saturday's SSE National One derby in Corbridge. The home side are desperate to bounce back from last weekend's shock 29-10 defeat at Sedgeley Park, while Blaydon are...
Royal Rumpus Marks Reopening; the Theatre Royal Opens Its Doors after Its Refurbishment Next Week with What Promises to Be a Must-See Production. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR IT'S all change at Newcastle's Theatre Royal ... and two of the first people to see the new-look venue will be stars of stage and screen, Clive Francis and David Haig. They are the leads in an all-new production of Alan Bennett's...
Saddler Could Be Rock Solid for Oxx
SADDLER'S ROCK can maintain his progressive profile with victory in the Stobart Doncaster Cup on Town Moor. John Oxx sends the threeyear-old across the Irish Sea on the back of a fine third in a Curragh Listed heat last time, being beaten by just...
Salmon Is Leaping Down at Bywell
Byline: DAVID CARRICK SALMON anglers fishing the Bywell Estates beats had a great week's fishing with over 60 fish caught. The top Tyne beat has now topped the 300-fish mark with one day last week seeing screaming reels when 20 fish came to the...
Shameful Record of Hooligan's Violence; Police Dossier Reveals the Full Extent of Football Thug's Crimes Both Here and Abroad as Banning Order Is Made by Magistrates
Byline: DAN WARBURTON PINNED to the ground by Portuguese riot police, soccer thug Christopher Bone brings shame on English football. His disgraceful Euro exploits in 2004 exposed the largely-hidden underbelly of hooliganism on Tyneside. Since...
Stars Blast Open Chiefs; Andy and Rafa's Safety Fear
ANDY Murray's fourthround match against Donald Young was again cancelled because of rain on a day that saw the British number one and Rafael Nadal accuse US Open organisers of compromising their safety. Unlike Tuesday, when no play was possible,...
Starting a Career
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX GATESHEAD College has recruited 13 new apprentices to a wide range of its departments. Bradley Sinclair, 18, and Nathaniel Bradley, 17, have been taken on as creative industries apprentices, while Helen Bradley, 19, and...
Still Motoring on; NISSAN Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary of Manufacturing Cars in the North East Today. ANDREW GLOVER Reports on the Plant's Remarkable Success
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER CHAMPAGNE has been on ice for some time in preparation of today's birthday bash at Nissan in Sunderland. The UK base of the Japanese car manufacturer has been making hundreds of thousands of popular family cars for 25 years....
Students Enjoy Chance to Swap Classroom for Activities; Pupils Are Left Excited by Their Outdoor Learning Week
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL HUNDREDS of students have been enriching their lives by swapping the classroom for activities across Europe. Virtually every student at Emmanuel College in Gateshead spent a week outside of the school taking part in...
Sunshine on a Rainy Day; Families Have a Great Day out at the Funfair - Thanks to Our Fund
Byline: RUTH LAWSON RAIN and hail didn't stop these families enjoying a free day out at a top Tyneside funfair. Children who have received vital equipment from the Chronicle's Sunshine Fund were invited as guests of honour to enjoy the rides...
Teens to Clear Up Garden
TEENAGERS from Tyneside were tasked with tidying up a community garden, as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. The group, who are taking part the national scheme via Wallsend Boys' Club, have been tidying up a scenic garden area...
Thirty Years of Crime; Burglar Vows to Change
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A CAREER in crime has never taught serial raider Stephen Norton how to cover his tracks. The repeat offender with a near 30-year record brought misery to three more homeowners during his latest burglary spree. But he left...
Three Join a Growing Team
GATESHEAD-based living adaptations provider Easibathe and Easiaccess has welcomed Sophie Farrier, Steve Race and Dawn Lambert to its growing team. The company, which sells and installs a wide range of adaptation products for people with disabilities,...
What Would You Do with a Lego Man? A Future in Kazakhstan - or Playing a Vital Role in the Playground?
Byline: TOM MULLEN MORE madcap ideas for Newcastle's unwanted Lego Men have emerged - including putting one on display in Kazakhstan. That's one of dozens of your ideas as part of our Lego Men competition. The pounds 270,000 sculptures that...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch 'Em
CHATTON TROUT FISHERY 01668 215 226 / Satnav NE66 5RF Sport has been challenging with fish at the surface at times and also taking lures deeper down. Doug Carr from Walbottle had 10 fish on Buzzers while Greg Johnson from Ashington landed 12 trout...
Wildacts Decision Was Make or Break
Byline: STUART RAYNER QUENTIN Sloper felt 2011 was make or break time - so he decided to enter a team in the British Basketball League. Durham Wildcats will make the step up from the English Basketball League to the topflight BBL, kicking off...
Wishing You All the Best of Luck Again
Byline: SARAH SCOTT WHAT'S on your wish list? Your Chronicle wants to make wishes come true for hundreds of community groups and charities across the region through a campaign launched today. Our Wish Campaign will be dishing out pounds 50,000...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire petulegro Your feelings for a close one have changed, and you mustn't spend so much time thinking it was your fault. Life is not predictable and you can't help how your heart feels. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721...