Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 2, 2010

4x4 for Wrecked Roads
Byline: STEVE ORME WHEN young Mr Osborne, manufacturer of superior butter biscuits, rose to his feet to explain why we must all now work until two years after we die, I believe he missed a trick. Among his many ideas for repairing the hole in...
Academies 'Bids' Row; TEACHERS' ANGER AS SCHOOLS NAMED BY GOVERNMENT
Byline: AMY HUNT EDUCATION chiefs have riled Tyneside teachers over the academies debate. Headteachers of local schools are annoyed that the Department for Education (DfE) published their details saying they had "expressed an interest" in becoming...
Acknowledgements
GRAHAM (Blyth). The family of the late Eileen Margaret Graham wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement, also for the cards, letters of...
Also Released
Doctor Who - Series 5 Volume 2 (Cert PG, 135 mins, BBC DVD, DVD pounds 15.99/Blu-ray pounds 19.99, Sci-Fi) The Doctor (Matt Smith) and his sidekick Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) come face to face with old adversaries the Weeping Angels in a thrilling two-part...
Also Released
Lymelife (15, 94 mins) Derick Martini's directorial debut, co-written with his brother Steven, recalls The Ice Storm with its vivid depiction of marital malaise in the suburbs of 1970s America. Business partners Mickey Bartlett (Alec Baldwin) and Melissa...
Argentina Demand Respect from Rival
ARGENTINA defender Martin Demichelis has inflamed the war of words ahead of tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final with Germany by declaring: "Show us some respect." Ill-feeling between the sides, who will meet in Cape Town for a place in the last four...
Art Is Saved from Floods; STAFF AND FIREFIGHTERS JOIN FORCES TO MOVE PRECIOUS WORK TO SAFETY
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS ARTWORKS were saved from flood damage thanks to the prompt actions of gallery staff and firefighters. They joined forces to clear water threatening art installations at the Baltic gallery for contemporary art, next to the...
Audi Still Gets It Right
Byline: ENDA MULLEN AUDI'S A5 is becoming the new chameleon of the company - available in an ever increasing number of incarnations. First up was the A5 Coupe, then came the Cabriolet and now there's the Sportback. Audi says the Sportback...
Birthday Celebrations
BEAMISH is marking its 40th birthday with a series of special events on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a parade of vehicles and staff in period costume at noon on both days. At the railway station there will be a photographic exhibition of the...
Birthday Memories
ARMSTRONG (Benwell). Late of. Jimmy, What I would give if I could say Happy Birthday Dad, it's your birthday today, just to laugh and see you smile, to sit and talk with you for a while, no cards to send, no presents to give, only our love Arma as...
Blyth out to Gain Sweet Revenge
Three Counties N'land League BLYTH'S flirtation with the relegation placings in the SG Wealth Management Northumberland League has been an almost constant theme of the season to date, but their exciting win over rivals in distress, Blue Flames, last...
Bogie's Enjoying Place in History!
Byline: JEFF BOWRON IAN BOGIE has hailed an historic day which saw Gateshead become the sixth professional football club in the region - and declared himself satisfied with the club's fixtures for the 2010/11 season, released yesterday. The Tynesiders...
Brit Duo Playing Catch-Up in Paris
LEE WESTWOOD and Ian Poulter are both playing catchup at the Alstom French Open in Paris - and not just on the leaderboard. The two British stars resumed at Le Golf National this morning trailing Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen by seven and nine shots...
Carens Scores with Sporty Look
Byline: MAXINE ASHFORD KIA describes the Carens as a multi-purpose vehicle with real sports utility vehicle attitude and in that statement they have summed up the model perfectly. For while it has all the versatility and storage facilities one...
Chrysler Proves a Big Hitter
Byline: JON SMITH FEW would argue that, by and large, we are a restrained nation who tend to leave the flamboyance business to the Latins, Americans and others who wear bright, garish shirts. We know our place in queues, try not to boast about...
Crossover Questions
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON ANOTHER crossover is on the way as Mitsubishi sets out to steal some of the action from Nissan and its class-leading Qashqai. The Japanese car-maker famed for its Evo muscle machines and Shogun off-roaders is going more mainstream...
Dar Re Mi Can Eclipse the Rest
DAR RE MI can cock a snook in the face of history by winning the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Staunch racing purists will no doubt sneer at the claims of John Gosden's underrated mare, and arguably with just cause. After all, only two fillies...
Deaths
BARTON (Benwell). Peacefully in her sleep on 26th June 2010, aged 71 years, Gracie (formerly Burns), beloved mam of Betty, Edwina and the late Ann, a much loved sister, sister-in-law, granma and great granma. Would family and friends please meet for...
Demonic Fantasy Has It All
Demon's Souls Platform: PS3. Price: pounds 44.99 IF you're a fantasy RPG fan and feel that the best the console world has had to offer to date hasn't come close to truly testing your gaming skills, spend an hour or 20 with Demon's Souls. Thrust into...
Diamonds Face King-Sized Task; Captain Relishing League Triple Tester
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds' skipper Jason King leads his men into a busy spell of three matches in three days this weekend, starting tonight at one of his former clubs Somerset. Maidstone-born King, who has now made his home on...
Don't Just Be There to Make Up Numbers!
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has thrown down the gauntlet to his young guns ahead of Newcastle United's return to pre-season training. I understand several of Newcastle's FA Youth Cup squad next season will enjoy the buzz of being handed a...
Driver's Dream
Byline: PETER HAYWARD DESPITE all the rules, re g u l a t i o n s and traffic that assail us every day I am still a real motoring enthusiast. And it is still possible, in many parts of the country, to find uncluttered roads to enjoy so long as...
DRIVING TOWARDS CHARITY TARGET; Golf Day to Help Raise Appeal Cash
Byline: LAURA CAROE THEIR goal was to make a difference. Former Toon stars got into the swing of it at a charity golf day. Players including John Hendrie, Bob Moncur, Phil Morris, John Harvey, Pop Robson and Mick Martin took part in the event...
Evo Has the Pull Position
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW AFTER a period in the relative doldrums during the earlier part of this decade, Fiat continues to go from strength to strength, picking up awards aplenty along the way. The Turin car giant has always had a penchant...
Felling Prove They Are No Flash in the Pan
Warmseal Durham Senior League FELLING'S glory hunt goes on tomorrow in the Warmseal Durham Senior League when they travel to Horden to tackle the other in-form team in the league. Only a week ago, vice-skipper Anthony Trotter was relishing the prospect...
Flannery Faces Make or Break
NIALL FLANNERY admits he will be drinking in the lastchance saloon at the Mannheim International this weekend - but the Tyneside ace insists he is not feeling the pressure. Gateshead Harrier Flannery has spent the last two months desperately striving...
Flower - Wins Will Not Affect the Ashes
ENGLAND have had to wave goodbye to their hopes of a NatWest Series whitewash over Australia - but will still be bucking the world rankings if they can seal a 4-1 success at Lord's tomorrow. Coach Andy Flower has reservations over whether the outcome...
Former Pub Now a Home; Doors to Open to Residents
Byline: HELEN RAE A CONTROVERSIAL care home built on the site of a former pub has been officially opened. Residents of The Manor House, in Brunton Park, Gosforth, will begin to move in from next week. As reported in the Chronicle, locals reacted...
Freya's Steaks Are High
IN a move that would make Gordon Ramsay proud, Aspers at The Gate has decided to focus on the food it does best, radically simplifying the menu in the popular Freya's Restaurant with a focus on fresh chargrill cuisine. Freya's has been a fashionable...
Gateshead Showdown Is Next Big Hurdle for Perri
FOR Perri Shakes-Drayton, the summer has just started and, therefore, a new and exciting season of outdoor athletics. A season that is clearly focused towards one specific date on the calendar, the Barcelona 2010 European Athletics Championships,...
Greece Is the Word for Percy
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (Cert PG, 113 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Family, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Blu-ray pounds 28.99). Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Pierce...
Harmison Rejects Talk of England Return; Steve Fired Up by Magnificent Seven
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS STEVE HARMISON has swatted away talk of a possible England recall in order to focus on Durham's flagging Twenty20 campaign. Harmison is expected to play against Warwickshire tonight as Liam Plunkett is away with England Lions,...
He Is So Dozy; FINAL WARNING FOR 4FT YOB NEVER FAR FROM TROUBLE
Byline: LAURA CAROE A PINT-SIZED pest narrowly escaped jail after he threatened police with a baseball bat. Lee Kildare was cut down to size by magistrates after he admitted possessing an offensive weapon. The 3ft 11in crook had been drinking...
HISTORY WITH HEART; BEAMISH Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Bringing History to Life. IAN ROBSON Looks at the Past and the Future of the Popular Attraction
Byline: IAN ROBSON HAPPY birthday to Beamish Museum ... 40 years old and still going strong. The Living Museum of the North celebrates its anniversary with a series of special events this weekend. And no one will enjoy the celebration more...
Holiday Tragedy; TAXI DRIVER, 42, DIES SUDDENLY AFTER HEART ATTACK IN TURKEY
Byline: TOM MULLEN A ROMANTIC holiday ended in tragedy when a loving dad suddenly died, moments after kissing his partner goodnight. Peter Hodgson, 42, was enjoying a vacation in Turkey with his long-term girlfriend Jackie. The couple had...
HOLY SMOKE; Jail Warning for Drugs Dealer Who Grew Crop in Old Church
Byline: NEIL MCKAY A DRUGS peddler who grew his crop in a disused church could have his prison sentence doubled if he doesn't pay his debts. Paul Pratt, 44, owned the former methodist church in Park Road, Blackhill, Consett, County Durham. ...
Honour for Sprint Star; UNIVERSITY TO GIVE DOCTORATE TO AMERICAN ATHLETE
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR OLYMPIC goldmedalist, Michael Johnson, is to be honoured by a North East university. The American sprinter is to receive an honorary doctorate this month from Sunderland University for his outstanding contribution to the...
Hughton Trusts in the Power of Four
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON is hoping that competition for places in Newcastle United's strike force can intensify in the Premier League. Hughton is in the market for a striker this summer and has been linked with Paris St Germain star Melvut...
In Memoriam
BELL (Chopwell). Eric, died 2nd July 2009. The first and lonely year is over without you by our sides, we struggle on as best we can, but many times we've cried, no last farewells were spoken, you never said goodbye, you were gone before we knew it,...
It's Store Wars; SUPERMARKET BID BACK ON DESPITE EARLIER OBJECTIONS
Byline: AMY HUNT ;JOHN HILL PLANS that could bring up to 1,000 jobs and a world-class health facility are today revealed. A new application for a combined health campus and supermarket in Newcastle's West End have been submitted to city chiefs...
I Won't Give Up My Fight; EX-SOLDIER WILL CONTINUE HIS BATTLE FOR COMPENSATION
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A FORMER soldier who was left in a wheelchair after a "dream" holiday says he will not give up his legal fight. Ronnie Dunbar was told he couldn't claim a penny in compensation after suffering such bad burns on his feet...
Japanese Top Used Car Tables; STEVE HUGHES with the Best of the Week's Motoring News
Byline: STEVE HUGHES IF you want a reliable used car, buy Japanese - that's the message from automotive insurance expert, Warranty Direct, as they reveal the findings of their annual car reliability study. While Honda topped the rankings as the...
July Date for Giulietta
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS THE MiTo for grown ups, Alfa's Giulietta, hits UK showrooms at the end of July. The natural successor to the Alfa 147 will be launched in a month's time in 11 versions, priced from pounds 16,995 to pounds 24,495, but you'll...
Keeping Our Soldiers Safe; GEORDIE SQUADDIE HUNTING OUT TALIBAN'S ROADSIDE BOMBS
Byline: TOM MULLEN A GEORDIE soldier has been given the dangerous duty of seeking out deadly roadside bombs. Andrew Walsh, 22, is undertaking the unenviable task, commonly referred to as the most dangerous job in the British Army today. But...
Keep It Tight - and Feel Chipper; GOLF TIPS
Byline: STEVE MCNALLY NOW this week I am really going for it! For chipping from tight lies is the modern golfer's nightmare. It may be daunting trying to execute this shot and you will not find many articles covering this topic. Those that...
Legend Moss Backs Older Driver
Byline: MIKE TORPEY MOTOR racing legend Sir Stirling Moss is backing the call for an urgent review of the requirements for older d r i ve r s. It follows the 2010 RAC Report on Motoring, which reveals that 84% of older drivers support the introduction...
Let's Go Fly a Kite; ENTHUSIASTS READY TO SEND THEM SOARING AT SHOW
Byline: MICHAEL MARSH SPIRITS will certainly be sky-high in the North East this weekend. The Sunderland International Friendship Festival is set to return with some of the world's most prestigious kite enthusiasts on show. International kite...
Lowly Duo Set for Key Battle
Byline: RYAN HOLMES Dukes North East Premier League AS the season reaches its middle, both Newcastle and South Shields are looking towards grabbing a much-needed win and bettering their positions in the dogfight near the foot of the table. This...
Man's Ear Severed in Row over Footy; SOCIAL CLUB ARGUMENT LED TO VICTIM BEING ATTACKED WITH POOL CUE
Byline: ROB KENNEDY FOOTBALL banter exploded into violence when a thug severed a man's ear in a horrific pool cue attack. Victim Lee Boyd had been drinking in the same Northumberland social club as attacker Stephen McCluskey in the lead up to...
Mensah Eyes a Piece of History; Cats Target Wants to Ghan to the Semis
Byline: JAMES HUNTER JOHN MENSAH wants to become the first man to skipper an African side in a World Cup semi-final - and enhance his chances of a return to Sunderland in the process. The Ghana captain has missed two days' training this week...
MINI's Clean Machine
Byline: MIKE TORPEY MINI is going greener than ever with two new diesel engines that achieve CO2 emissions of 99g/km. And the company is also introducing its first MINI Convertible powered by a diesel engine. It is part of a complete range makeover...
MP's Clampdown on Ticket Touts; Ticket Touts - Unscrupulous Profiteers or Savvy Entrepreneurs in a Competitive Market? ROBERT WEATHERALL Spoke with MP Sharon Hodgson Who Is Aiming to Put Them out of Business
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL IT'S a familiar story. Tickets sell out for a sporting event, music star or comedian within hours of going on sale only to then appear on the internet at massively inflated prices. The practice of ticket touting has...
Muntari Ready to Fly Flag for Africa
SULLEY MUNTARI wants Ghana's "fantastic adventure" to continue and have the whole of Africa bursting with pride by becoming the first country from that continent to reach a World Cup semifinal. The Inter Milan midfielder, who has made headlines...
Murray Can Cope with a Nation's Expectations
ANDY MURRAY insists the burden of history will not be sitting heavily on his shoulders as he bids to end the 74-year wait for a British men's singles champion at Wimbledon. The fourth seed was taking on world No 1 Rafael Nadal today bidding for a first...
Neglected Lake Is a Letdown; Your Shout
WHILE out for a pleasant walk this afternoon along Tynemouth seafront, I feel I must say how disappointed both my husband and myself were to see the state of Tynemouth Lake. Two-thirds of it is covered in green algae and moss, there are no swans...
Neighbour Is like My Second Mum; LISA NOMINATES HER CARING FRIEND FOR TOP AWARD
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A YOUNG mum has sung the praises of her neighbour calling her a second mum. Lisa McNulty has lived next door to Christina Dyson for two years and in that short time she's already become more like family to the mum-of-one....
ONE Way to Waste Cash?
Byline: TONY HORNE NO sooner had I buried the coffin of One North East (ONE) in last Friday's Chronicle, I unexpectedly find myself dancing on its grave. You may have heard the news this week that its abolition will come by 2012, and that it...
Our Fears over Children's Unit; PARENTS BACKING TYNESIDE'S HEART CENTRE
Byline: RUTH LAWSON FEARFUL parents have voiced their concern over plans that could see children's heart surgery at a leading Tyneside hospital transferred to another location. As reported in the Chronicle, medical experts have advised there...
Pet Shop Boys' Pandemonium; PET Shop Boys Are in Toon This Month. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Meets Up with Neil Tennant for an EXCLUSIVE Interview
Byline: GORDON BARR MILLIONS of TV viewers saw the Pet Shop Boys win over the masses at Glastonbury last weekend. Now that same show is about to come to Toon - on the insistence of singer and Tyneside-born Neil Tennant. "We insisted on going to...
Prestigious Award from Ford
WHEN it comes to providing an exceptional service to customers, staff at JenningsFord Direct are in a league of their own - and they've got the award to prove it. The service department at the Newcastle Road dealership in South Shields, has officially...
Project Rolled out across Country; GROUND-BREAKING SYSTEM TO BOOST PARENTS' ABILITY TO COPE
Byline: LYNSEY SHERRIFF A PIONEERING Tyneside project to help the parents of disabled children is being rolled out across the country. Headteacher Chris Rollings, of Hadrian School Pendower, Newcastle, and clinical psychologist Dr Annette Hames,...
Prudhoe Are Keeping It Firmly in the Family
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT PRUDHOE Town are up and running again - and it is no surprise the Lowther family are very much involved. The Tynesiders resigned from Division Two of the Skilltrainingltd Northern League at the end of the 2008/9 season,...
Pub Quiz Uncovered
Woz and Co were delighted to be at The Sun, certainly a pub always worth a visit if not for its food, then certainly for the Olde Worlde ambience. Pub: The Sun Inn, Morpeth, Northumberland. Question master: Kaylie. Day and time of quiz: Sunday,...
Pupils Muck in; Blooming Great Work
Byline: FAYE MCBRIDE GREEN-fingered students have been having a blooming great time. Pupils at Holy Cross RC Primary School, in Wallsend, North Tyneside, have been mucking in to improve their school garden. Armed with watering cans, spades...
Readers' Poems
THE GEORDIE I DON'T know if you've heard the story Of the coming of the Geordie race It had nothing to do with Darwin's theory You see we all came from outer space. Millions of years ago when Geordieland Was nothing but a block of ice Aliens landed...
Reality Show Gives Garden Bright Future; Pounds 75K FROM SECRET MILLIONAIRE WAS BLOOMING GREAT
Byline: KATIE DAVIES A COMMUNITY garden is heading towards a blooming future after it appeared on a reality television show. Ever since Scotswood Community Garden featured on The Secret Millionaire at the beginning of the year, residents have been...
Rebellion over 'Unfair' Cuts; COUNCILLORS' BID TO CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT SPENDING CULL
Byline: ADAM JUPP COUNCIL leaders are being urged to stand-up to the Government over proposed budget cuts. Fears are growing on Tyneside that national moves to reduce the deficit will end up hitting low-income households the hardest. Opposition...
Red Spy Anna, by Her Hubby; BRITISH HUSBAND TELLS OF HIS SUSPICIONS
SUSPECTED Russian spy Anna Chapman's former husband spoke today how he thought she was being "conditioned" by shadowy contacts during their marriage. The flame-haired 28-year-old is one of 11 people accused by the United States of working as secret...
Reports of His Death? Rubbish; Write To: MICK SMITH, Assistant FEEDBACK Editor, Evening Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle NE1 1ED
Byline: MICK SMITH BACK in the day, before Simon Cowell tormented his first wannabe, there was a talent show called New Faces. Yes, there's nothing new in TV land, and in those days Tony Hatch was the Simon Cowell. He, along with Mickie Most,...
Rival Wins Tank War; Factory Loses Bid for Work
Byline: WILLIAM GREEN FRESH fears for the future of a Tyneside tank factory were raised after the Government yesterday signed a deal with a rival company. Defence Minister Peter Luff signed the pounds 500m contract with General Dynamics UK for new...
Rugby in Shock at Barkley's Omission
MARTIN JOHNSON'S decision to omit Olly Barkley from England's elite squad yesterday was met with a storm of protest from fans, experts and team-mates. The Bath centre was one of the form players in the Guinness Premiership at the end of last season,...
Serial Thief Locked Up for Raid on 81-Year-Old; MAN POSED AS WINDOW CLEANER TO FLEECE GREAT-GRAN OUT OF Pounds 500
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A LOWLIFE who posed as a window cleaner to fleece an 81-year-old great grandmother has been locked up for five years. Serial criminal Philip Lamb has spent 10 years of his life behind bars after carrying out distraction burglaries...
Seventy Years of Soul Sounds; THIS Week ALAN NICHOL Talks to Soul Legend Solomon Burke, Who Is Heading to the Sage Gateshead This Month
Byline: ALAN NICHOL HAVING a conversation with the celebrated 'King of Rock and Soul', Solomon Burke, is one of those unforgettable moments that can make a smile last for hours afterwards - he is so full of positive energy. I had the pleasure...
Shrek the Fourth Is Credit to Director
Shrek Forever After (U, 93 mins) Family. Featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Walt Dohrn, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin. Director: Mike Mitchell. Contains violence. THE fourth...
Silksworth Skipper Is as Sick as a Parrot
3D Sports Durham Coast League SILKSWORTH hope to have a stronger team out tomorrow than they did last week in the second of their games in the 3D Durham Coast League double header. The Silks took a 10-wicket hammering from Murton last Sunday, but...
Standing in the Way of Romance
Heartbreaker (15, 105 mins) Comedy. Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, Francois Damiens, Helena Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz. Director: Pascal Chaumeil. Contains swearing, sex and violence. WITH its picture-postcard Mediterranean...
Strategy for Town's Future Gets Thumbs Up; PLANS GET GOVERNMENT GO-AHEAD AFTER CONSULTATION
a Tyneside town's future have won backing from the Government. The strategy sets out the overall planning policies that will govern Jarrow town centre, riverside and St Paul's areas for the next to 15 years. Now, following extensive public consultation...
Swansong to Include a Premiere; There's a World-First at a Classical Festival This Weekend, and Elsewhere Some Big Brass Blow into Town. RICHARD YATES Has the Details
Byline: RICHARD YATES THIS weekend sees the launch of what seems destined to be the last Brinkburn Music Festival. But, in keeping with the enterprising spirit that has made this Northumberland event such a cultural triumph over 17 summers, it intends...
Time for Healthy Eating
I'M trying my best to be on something of a health kick at the moment. I've got my new bicycle, no alcohol through the week - you know the kind of thing Healthy eating obviously also plays a big part in this, hence deciding to try out Wagamama, whose...
TIN HATS AT READY: JOEY; I Would Be Happy to Be in Trenches with This Squad but That Wasn't Always the Case
Byline: LEE RYDER JOEY BARTON has indicated that Newcastle United players will head back to the Premier League clutching their tin hats and ready for the tough battle that lies in wait. United manager Chris Hughton has already admitted that a...
Top Cops to Scale Peaks in Pal Tribute; FRIEND DIED OF TUMOUR
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A GROUP of police officers are tackling Britain's highest peaks in memory of a friend. The team, all members of Gateshead Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, are raising money for Brain Tumour UK. They are taking on...
Top Two Set for Another Battle
Wellstream N'land and Tyneside Senior League IT'S round two of the Division A1 heavyweight contest tomorrow as Swalwell and Shotley Bridge square up for the second time in the space of a week. A full programme of fixtures postponed from the opening...
United Poet Who Calls the Toon; Magpies Fan on to a Winner with His New Job at St James' Park
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON SOMETIMES it seems nothing can be verse than supporting the Toon - but John Oliver thinks they're not half bard. Brought up on the banks of the Tyne and the terraces of St James' Park, he now has his dream job of being...
Volvo Ups the Style
Byline: PETER KEENAN THE stylish Volvo C30 is the latest departure from the Swedish firm's decidedly staid former image. In the SE DRIVe Start/Stop model it offers buyers looking for an upmarket compact three-door hatchback a classy operator with...
Williams Won't Be Fooled by Long Shot
SERENA WILLIAMS will take nothing for granted in her bid to become a four-time Wimbledon champion - despite heading into tomorrow's showpiece against Vera Zvonareva as redhot favourite to regain the crown. Williams powered past gutsy Czech Petra...
Will the Spiderman Weave His Magic?
CAN Newcastle's Spiderman achieve what England embarrassingly could not and put Germany to the sword tomorrow afternoon? By definition such a masked marvel ought to be more than capable and, well, when you have friends like Lionel Messi and Carlos...
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