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 3, 2010

Agonising Wait for Boyfriend; MAN PRAYING BODY IS NOT THAT OF MISSING GIRLFRIEND
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY DAZED Steven Crossland is today praying a body found in a river is not his missing girlfriend Leanne Chambers. Police divers recovered the remains from the River Wear, near Sunderland, early on Thursday morning. And although...
A Weekend as Free as a Bird; ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI and Her Husband Spread Their Wings for a Weekend of Bird-Watching and Planespotting in North Berwick
Byline: ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI RAIN, planes and an automobile were the order of the day on a trip to North Berwick. We had initially set off on a beautiful summer's day by car up the coast from Newcastle to our destination. It was a long drive,...
Back from Hollywood to Open School; LEAVING LAS VEGAS DIRECTOR CUTS THE RIBBON FOR PUPILS
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR AN ACCLAIMED film director returned to his former Tyneside school to help celebrate the official opening of its new state-of-the-art buildings. Mike Figgis, who was nominated for an Oscar for the hit film Leaving Las Vegas,...
Batting Master Class at Whitburn
ALMOST 300 runs were scored in Whitburn's match with Eppleton - with only a handful of those separating the sides at the end. Eppleton have an abundance of batting talent at this level and Kyle Davis was again to the fore with an innings of 45....
Blaydon Sit Firmly at the Top, but Pair Are Chasing; REPORTS FROM AROUND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE CRICKET SCENE
BLAYDON continue to set an unremitting pace at the top of the table. Their latest victory came at Greenside, where they contained their hosts to 91-6 in their 20 overs. They then knocked the runs off for the loss of just two wickets as Joe Reynolds...
Blissful Day Spent Down at the Beach; Family Days out Are Fond Memories
WE have had some lovely weather lately, which has allowed people to enjoy their gardens, the parks, the countryside and even the seaside. But can you remember those now far-off days of the 1950s and 1960s when the number one getaway destination...
Cats Set to Stake Cap Claims - Gary
Byline: JAMES HUNTER ENGLAND'S disastrous World Cup campaign could be the catalyst for Lee Cattermole, Jordan Henderson and Michael Turner to become part of the international set-up, according to former Sunderland skipper Gary Bennett. Last weekend's...
Countdown; ICONIC CAR PARK'S DAYS NUMBERED AHEAD OF DEMOLITION
Byline: ADAM JUPP THE days are numbered for the iconic Get Carter car park. Work is set to start on land surrounding the structure in preparation for it finally being pulled down. The car park, made famous by the 1971 Michael Caine film, is...
Cup Hero Takes Turn for Worse
THE Toon Army revere their heroes. They are placed upon the highest of pedestals and remain there as a monument to great times and warm memories. Newcastle United don't gorge themselves on major trophies, but if a Magpie wins Geordie hearts then...
Deaths
HAYLETT (Crawcrook). Sadly passed away on June 27th 2010, aged 83 years, Pat, dad to Clifford and Deb, grandad to Rebecca and Ben and great grandad to Jessica. Cremation to be held on Tuesday 6th July at 2.45pm at Mountsett Crematorium, followed at...
Diamonds Pay a Price for Victory
Byline: BARRY WALLACE ANOTHER superb away win for Newcastle Diamonds at Somerset last night was marred by a hand injury for skipper Jason King that makes him doubtful for matches at Stoke tonight and at home to Workington tomorrow (6.30). And...
EAR-BITE ATTACKER; Thug Bit Man and Sprayed Him with Ammonia after Sunbed Joke
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A SICK thug bit off a man's ear and sprayed him in the eye with ammonia in an horrific New Year's Day attack. Terry Hall launched the fierce onslaught because victim Dennis Batista jokingly asked the red-faced Hall if he had...
Excellent Night Was Had by All; FIVE PAGES OF GRASSROOTS SPORT START HERE WITH LADIES FOOTBALL
NEWCASTLE United Foundation's Girls' Centre of Excellence held their annual presentation night at the Newcastle United Academy. Trophies for the most improved player in each age group were awarded to Ellie Mark (under-10), Natasha Goodall (under-12)...
Exit for Brazil - and for Dunga?
DUNGA'S reign as Brazil coach looks to be at an end following their World Cup exit yesterday at the hands of Holland. The 46-year-old took up the post following the Selecao's elimination from the 2006 World Cup in Germany, signing a fouryear deal....
Fans Poll Calls for Thunder Change
Byline: JEFF BOWRON A SECTION of Gateshead Thunder's long-suffering fans have voted for a change of head coach after a traumatic campaign that has brought defeats, many of them hammerings, in all but one of the club's 18 games. Thunder, four...
'Fewer Nutters in Comedy Than at Sea' HANNAH DAVIES Speaks to North East Comedian Jason Cook on Why He Quit the Merchant Navy for Comedy
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES IT'S not often you hear of comics who have been in the Merchant Navy, but then you don't get many famous comedians from Hebburn, South Tyneside. Jason Cook, 36, is a happy exception, bringing his brand of North Eastern humour...
FIND THE FIREBUGS; Business Burned to Ground by Arsonists
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY HE watched his livelihood and 30-years of family history burn to the ground. And now quarry boss Stephen Tuck is offering a reward to help police catch the arsonists that destroyed his business and put his family's lives...
He Is the Best Thing Ever. He's Incredible; HEART-OP BOY NATHAN NOW ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Byline: KATIE DAVIES TINY Nathan Richardson is his dad's "little miracle". The tot came into the world at Durham University Hospital with three holes in his heart, two of which were too big to close up on their own. His parents Gary and Susan...
Hunt for Metro Thugs; WOMAN BEATEN BY A GANG OF GIRLS
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY LEFT battered and bruised after a train attack, this passenger is now terrified to use public transport. An everyday trip home turned into a nightmare for Stevie Brown when she was set upon by a gang of girls on the Metro....
I'm Not a Bully, Top Copper Tells Court; DETECTIVE DENIES HARASSMENT
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A SENIOR detective has denied saying there were too many "shaven-headed detectives" in his team. Det Chief Insp Bob Pallas told a High Court judge he did make a lighthearted comment about the number of officers with closely-cropped...
Knifed Lad, 15, Killed in Planned Attack; VICTIM TARGETED AS HE ARRIVED AT HIS SCHOOL
Byline: GEORGE COLLINS MURDERED teenager Zac Olumegbon was targeted in a planned attack by suspected rival gang members as he arrived at school. Zac, 15, from Brixton Hill, south London, was ambushed by four young men at the gates of Park Campus...
Meeting in Tunnel; BREAKTHROUGH UNDER TYNE
Byline: AMY HUNT IT WASN'T quite on the scale of the channel tunnel mid-sea meeting. But a handshake and a kiss marked the first walk through the new Tyne Tunnel. North Tyneside mayor Linda Arkley and South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm...
MURDER MADNESS; Man Is Shot Dead, Woman Critical in Gun Mayhem
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON ;SOPHIE DOUGHTY A SUSPECTED ex is believed to have blasted his former lover then turned the weapon on her new partner in a gun rampage today. He opened fire at around 2.30am and shot the woman through her living room window,...
Murray Wait Will Soon Be Over: Nadal
RAFAEL NADAL ended Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream for another year and then insisted Britain's grand slam agony will soon be over. The 23-year-old Scot again went close to ending Fred Perry's 75-year reign as the country's last male grand slam singles...
Pair in Push for Ryder Places
IF THERE are two uncapped players Colin Montgomerie wants in his Ryder Cup team, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer are certainly top of the list. And by tomorrow night their debuts at Celtic Manor in October could be just about in the bag. McIlroy,...
Paramedics' 40 Prangs a Month; AMBULANCE SERVICE INSURERS PAY OUT Pounds 180k FOR BUMPS
Byline: TOM MULLEN AMBULANCES were involved in more than 40 crashes every month during their busiest year on record in the North East. A Chronicle investigation has revealed details of 488 spills, prangs and bumps last year. And the North...
Phil's Mystified by Poor Results
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS PHIL MUSTARD admits that Durham Dynamos need to go back to the drawing board in Twenty20 cricket after another baffling display against Warwickshire Bears last night. Durham set a target of just 118 for Warwickshire to win,...
Pit Project Is Nearing End; REGENERATION TEAM WILL MAKE AREA SAFE FOR FAMILIES
Byline: TONY HENDERSON MONTHS of slaving over a hot pit heap have come to an end for a restoration team. The regeneration project to reclaim North Tyneside's last colliery spoil heap and excavate masses of underground burning material has reached...
Plainly a Big Event!
FORTY teams and 400 players took to the field for Annfield Plain Football Club's Annfield Cup mini soccer tournament. The event was held over two days at Plain's ground, with undernine and under-11 age groups playing on the first day and the under-10s...
Region's Finest Bid for Top Prize Fund; Darts Latest
THE first round of the Mark Williams Memorial Darts Tournament attracted some of the best players from across the region to Bedlington Station WMC. Davy Richardson, Tab Hunter, Gordon Dobey, Glen Moody and Phil Nixon are among those bidding for...
Spain Wary of Another Upset
SPAIN coach Vicente del Bosque will not be taking anything for granted when his side come up against Paraguay in their World Cup quarter-final later today. The tournament lost one of its outright favourites yesterday when Brazil were beaten by Holland....
Stories Sent from Above
Byline: IAN ROBSON VICARS have always been worth their weight in shekels for television comedians. Derek Nimmo in Oh Brother, Dermot Morgan in Father Ted, and Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley have all provided a clerical chuckle for different...
Titchmarsh's Tips on Plants for Poor Conditions
ICAUGHT up with TV gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh recently, who has been busy covering the horticultural show circuit offering advice to the public on all-weather plants which will grow in the worst conditions. At BBC Gardeners' World Live in Birmingham,...
Toddler Home; LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
Byline: ROB PATTINSON A TODDLER who fractured his skull in a playground fall is safely back at home. William Morris, three, is lucky to be alive, after the tumble at Wallington Hall, Northumberland, which saw him airlifted to hospital. His...
Union Slams 'Cuts' Letter Failed to Win a Majority; PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS ASKED FOR VIEWS ON SAVINGS
Byline: ADAM JUPP PUBLIC sector workers across the region have received letters from the Government asking for their views on where cuts can be made. More than 250,000 North East employees were sent the note, from Prime Minister David Cameron...
UNITED NATIONS; Pupils Come Together to Back the Bid with Mini World Cup
Byline: RICHARD FLETCHER HUNDREDS of children got to play in the World Cup finals - and dreamed about football's biggest stars coming to Tyneside. Pupils from 30 primary schools across Newcastle got together for their very own international tournament...
UP AND HOWAY SAYS ACE JOSE; Enrique Thinks United Will Do More Than Survive in Top Flight
Byline: LEE RYDER JOSE ENRIQUE will continue to "look up" next season when it comes to life in the Premier League. Already many pundits feel that Newcastle United will be facing a scrap for survival. But the Spanish ace - who arrived at St...
Wanting a Game? Then Read On
GATESHEAD Redheugh BC are looking for players for next season's under-18 team. Contact Maurice on 07762 842 388. DURHAM County FC Under-14s Division are looking to strengthen their squad for the new season. For more details, go to www.durhamcountyfc....
We Didn't Cheat Ghana out of Glory: Tabarez
URUGUAY coach Oscar Tabarez insisted it was "too harsh" to say Ghana had been cheated out of a place in the World Cup semi-finals. A handball on the goal-line by Luis Suarez prevented Ghana's Dominic Adiyiah from scoring in the last minute and Asamoah...
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO DON'T say things just to get a reaction. You may be looking for a drama but you could see a crisis instead if you don't start to put some thoughts into what you're saying. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721...