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 6, 2010

24 Hours of Raids
Byline: ADAM JUPP DETECTIVES hunting gunman Raoul Moat today found the car they believe he has been using. The black Lexus was discovered abandoned in Rothbury, Northumberland, this morning, as the search for the fugitive murder suspect entered...
Andrew's Scot What Splash after Earning It Takes to Make a a Passage to India; Mayor Steps out of Shadows after Dating Celebrity to Prove: He's a Star in His Own Right by Booking Games Place
HE WAS known to the outside world as the boyfriend of Britain's Olympic golden girl Rebecca Adlington. Photos after Beijing were splashed all over tabloids and glossy magazines as sport's newest celeb couple were the public fascination Frank Lampard...
Arjen Won't Be Robben Anyone; All the World Cup Latest Ahead of the Semi-Finals
HOLLAND coach Bert van Marwijk insists Arjen Robben is a changed man. The former Chelsea star developed a reputation for going to ground too easily at Stamford Bridge that has never gone away. Even at the World Cup, once he recovered from the...
Big Race as Good as It Gets
THE world's fastest man in 2010 Asafa Powell has his sights set on victory when he lines up against great rival Tyson Gay on Tyneside on Saturday. It will be the first time the pair have met on British soil as they go head to head in the Aviva British...
Branching out to Make Our World Greener; IN PARK AND BUY 250 MORE FOR ETHIOPIA
Byline: AMY HUNT CHILDREN planted trees which will benefit the environment for years to come. Pupils from the Junior House at Westfield School in Gosforth celebrated their school's 50th anniversary with a series of greenthemed events. Their...
Bruce Lines Up Adiyiah Swoop
Byline: STEVE BROWN SUNDERLAND could be set for a loan deal for World Cup star Dominic Adiyiah - after the Ghana striker revealed he would be interested in joining the Black Cats. The 20-year-old joined AC Milan in January, having impressed at...
Chronicle IN THE NEWS
NEIL Tennant comes back to his home city this month when the Pet Shop Boys play the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on July 23 as part of their Pandemonium tour. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR caught up with him. You were a big hit at Glastonbury...
Cops Tell Boozy Kids: You've Bin Busted. POLICE DISPERSE DRINKING GANG AND SEIZE ALCOHOL
Byline: ADAM JUPP TO passers-by, it looked like an ordinary dustbin. But inside this trash can was a stash of booze which had been hidden from police by a gang of louts. Police stumbled on the haul after being called to reports of rowdy youths...
Curry Spices a Cure for Windy Sheep; FARM ANIMALS PRODUCE LESS METHANE
Byline: AMY HUNT CURRY spices could be key to tackling climate change according to North East academics. Researchers at Newcastle University found coriander and turmeric, which are often used in curries, can cut the amount of harmful greenhouse...
Deaths
AMANN (Blyth). Suddenly on June 28th, aged 49 years, Mark Russell, dearly loved dad of Billy, Danielle and Michael, dear son of Mabel and the late Frank Amann, dear brother of Louise and Mike. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends....
Doing Their Bit for Wor Father; WELL-LOVED GEORDIE STARS OPEN NEW YOUTH: VILLAGE AS FAVOUR TO DEC'S PRIEST BROTHER
Byline: GORDON BARR THEY made their names at a youth club called Byker Grove, but this week Ant and Dec were the star attraction at a new youth village in the region. The Geordie duo were back in their native North East to do their bit for charity...
Down Your Way
CHARITY TEA PARTY A WOOL shop is brewing up to raise charity cash. Treacle Wool Shop, in Chantry Place, Morpeth, is holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Guests are welcome from 10am to 3pm on Saturday July...
Down Your Way
PACKER PLEA BAG-PACKERS are wanted to raise cash for a conservation charity. Northumberland Wildlife Trust is putting together a team of volunteers to help with its bag packing fundraising events at supermarkets across Northumberland, North Tyneside...
Down Your Way
PICNIC IN THE PARK A BIG lunch is on offer for Heaton residents this month. On Sunday, July 18, people are invited to the Iris Brickfield Park to share a meal with their neighbours. Organiser Susan O'Donnell, of the Friends of the Iris Brickfield group,...
Flying High to Save More Lives; ORGAN DONOR TRANSPORT PLANE FOR CITY AIRPORT
Byline: HELEN RAE A SPECIALIST aircraft dedicated to transplant and patient transfer is being stationed in the North East. The King Air 200 will be used as a patient transfer and organ retrieval service, helping to significantly reduce NHS transplant...
Frankly, Perch Is Top Signing; Clark Is Surprised That Forest Agreed to Sell Star
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE UNITED and Nottingham Forest legend Frank Clark believes the Magpies have pulled off a coup in snapping up James Perch. The 24-year-old is an Academy product at the City Ground and Clark has followed his progress with...
Germans Get Low Down on Spanish
GERMANY coach Joachim Low believes neutralising Andres Iniesta and Xavi will be the key to his side's hopes of upsetting Spain in tomorrow night's World Cup semi-final in Durban. The Barcelona pair played major roles when Vicente del Bosque's team...
Get Waterwise and Win a Super Family Forest Break
FAMILIES are wanted to take part in a water-saving challenge for your Chronicle and Northumbrian Water. Water is a precious resource which should not be wasted. Even though we've got Kielder up the road and it seems to rain all year round there...
Heed in Move on Bogie's Deputy
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD hope to bring in a new assistant manager/first-team coach by the weekend following the unexpected loss of Adam Sadler, who only joined the club during the close season. Former Newcastle reserves coach Sadler has...
Hero Hierro Hails Spain's Key Change of Attitude
FORMER Spain defender Fernando Hierro believes a change in mentality has been the main reason behind his country's sudden improvement at major championships. La Roja are in the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time, while they were also...
Hood Kicks off Thunder Search
Byline: NICK PUREWAL CHRIS HOOD has laughed off the suggestion a fans' forum poll prompted his Gateshead Thunder head coach recruitment drive. Thunder rugby director Hood yesterday confirmed he will step back from head coach duties at the end...
Hughes Makes a Splash at Bath
ASK JENNY earned herself a deserved break after initiating a double for in-form jockey Richard Hughes at Bath. Hughes has a tremendous strike-rate for Cheshire trainer Pat Morris and showed he was not resting on his laurels following his success...
I JUST CAN'T WAIT: PERCH; United New Boy Reveals Delight at Tyneside Move
Byline: LEE RYDER JAMES PERCH today revealed he can't wait to ply his trade in front of a full house at St James' Park. The 24-year-old is the first new face at Newcastle United this summer, with the utility player meeting his new team-mates...
In Memoriam
CARR (Preston Village). Catherine. Still in our thoughts Mam and always will be. Ellie is at an age now where she would have you wrapped round her little finger Mam, which you would both enjoy. Always in our hearts, Kevin (Son), Elizabeth, Beth, Jamie,...
It's Love on a Plate for Lucky Davey; MAN PROPOSES ON FINISHING LINE AT FAMOUS RACE MEETING
Byline: SARA NICHOL HE SAID it was odds on from the start. And lucky Davey Vaughan was a double-winner when his horse came in at Plate Day... just minutes after his girlfriend agreed to marry him. The 48-year-old told his childhood friend...
It's So Hard to Cope with. Is Happiness Too Much to Ask for? DEVASTATED COUPLE HEARTBROKEN BY DEATH OF THEIR BABIES
Byline: KATIE DAVIES THEIRS was a fleeting existence, but little Jessica and Jennifer Graham were loved a lifetime's worth. At just seven hours old, Jessica lost her fight for life. Mum Sarah and her husband Shane then lost their second daughter,...
It's Splashing! EX-OLYMPIC SWIMMER RECREATES HISTORY FOR POOL OPENING
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A TYNESIDE Olympic swimmer has gone back to the future. Swimming legend Chris Cook recreated a historic swim to celebrate the official opening of Hadrian Leisure Centre yesterday. Nearly 100 years ago, Jack Hatfield helped...
Let History Live; Threat to Miners' Banner Tradition
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS IT'S one of the most famous miners' banners in the country. But only a handful of folk have promised to walk behind the Chopwell banner during a parade this Saturday. Disappointed Terry Meadows is calling on folk to come out...
Lillie Is Set to Flower in Newmarket's Flier
LILLE LANGTRY can shatter big reputations - and prove herself the pick of her generation over a mile - with victory in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. In any other circumstances dual Guineas winner Special Duty would be the obvious...
Moriarty Moves Falcons Forward; Plans Take Shape under New Man's Influence
Byline: NICK PUREWAL HARD-LINE Newcastle Falcons coach Paul Moriarty has been setting his class extra homework - and will hit the dunces with detention if they fail. Falcons boss Alan Tait is delighted with the former Llanelli Scarlets forward...
Mums' Tales Make Great Show
Byline: HANNAH BULLIMORE Mum's The Word, Sunderland Empire, until tomorrow An almost blank stage, five chairs and five actresses and a lot of storytelling faced the audience at the Sunderland Empire last night for this performance of Mum's the Word....
Nationality a Border-Line Case
IT WAS directly due to his dad's expanding business empire that Andrew Mayor was born across the border and therefore able to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Mam and dad Maureen and Robert are from the north west of England but when...
No Hiding from Debate on Spying; Councils Will Have to Produce Regular Reports Revealing How They Use Covert Cameras to Spy on Suspects, Following Criticism of the Way Some Use Powers. AMY HUNT Reports
Byline: AMY HUNT IT'S the type of activity which splits opinion. Should councils use hidden cameras or bugging techniques to spy on suspects? Some see it as the best way of gathering evidence needed to prosecute those who commit benefit fraud...
No Schools Cash; CUTBACKS MEAN PLAN IS AXED
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR THOUSANDS of children in the North East are set to miss out on new schools as funding has been scrapped. Dozens of schools in the region were due to be rebuilt or refurbished under Labour's Building Schools for the Future...
Rapist Struck as Teenager Jogged; Hunt's on for City Sex Fiend
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A RAPIST struck as a teenager enjoyed an early-morning training session at a city running track. The 19-year-old was subjected to a terrifying and prolonged attack when she was targeted by the stranger at the City Stadium,...
Reunited
DOES anyone know the whereabouts of the Imperial Service Medal and Citation awarded to Robert James Scott in 1976 in gratitude for his work for the Ministry of Defence. Mr Scott's grandchildren would appreciate the medal being returned. There is a...
Schuey Not over the Hill: Damon
DAMON HILL has insisted it would be foolish to write off his old rival Michael Schumacher. At 41, Schumacher has at times looked his age in his comeback year, in particular in comparison to Formula One's fast young guns such as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian...
Serving Up Some Classic Comedy; Young Reviewer RICHARD GRIBBIN Heads to the Canteen at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to Catch Up with Some Dinnerladies. the Show Runs until Saturday
Byline: RICHARD GRIBBIN THERE'S certainly been a flurry of stage productions of classic British television sitcoms of late. Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, and Porridge have all toured across the country this year. The latest arrival to the list...
Skipper Has Real Grounds for Hope
Byline: STUART RAYNER NORTHUMBERLAND were banking on local knowledge to help them to a first Minor Counties Championship win this season. North's opponents have wriggled free from the previous two games with draws, but captain Marc Symington...
Suspect's Track Record
A MAN accused of stealing then trying to sell a priceless Shakespeare first folio has convictions for theft going back two decades, a court heard. Raymond Scott, 53, is accused of stealing the 1623 book of plays from a display cabinet at Durham...
Teamwork Pays off; There's Much to Be Said for Teaming Up with Others When It Comes to Helping the Environment. STEVE EMSLEY Reports
Byline: STEVE EMSLEY NEWCASTLE recently hosted the launch of a series of new community-level Eco Teams. I went along to the first part of the launch at the Civic Centre. I'm already busy enough with the tasks I carry out for the Transition Towns...
Teen in Court on Stab Death Charge; 18-YEAR-OLD ACCUSED OF MURDER
Byline: TOM MULLEN A TEENAGER accused of stabbing a young man to death has appeared in court. David Johnston, 21, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the attack in Haig Crescent, Scotswood, Newcastle on Friday night. But despite...
The Public Need Not Fear Me but the Police Should
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY ; KERRY WOOD RAOUL Moat declared war on the police in a 49 page letter he described as his 'murder statement'. The gunman said the public should not be afraid of him, but that every Northumbria Police officer should, and...
They Cracked It; CHILDREN'S IDEAS HELP THE POLICE
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR THE creative ideas of schoolchildren on Tyneside are set to inspire a new police film about anti-social behaviour. Pupils aged under 18 from schools across the Northumbria Police area were asked to think about the problem from...
Toon to Face Trial by TV in Opener
NEWCASTLE UNITED will face trial by TV as they make their return to the Premier League with their first two games to beamed out live to the nation. United's opener at Manchester United on the opening game of the season will now take place on Monday,...
Uruguay Turn the Heat Up on Dutch
URUGUAY coach Oscar Tabarez believes the pressure is all on Holland when they play their World Cup semi-final at the Green Point stadium tonight. The Dutch, with big stars such as Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, have been a football...
Village on Lockdown
Byline: ADAM JUPP THE net was today closing-in on Raoul Moat after two men he was thought to be holding hostage were arrested. The pair were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after police swooped on the Northumberland village of...
Walkers Paint the Town Pink for Cash; 1,200 PEOPLE TURN OUT FOR MIDNIGHT FUNDRAISING EVENT
Byline: ALICE MENZIES THE streets of Newcastle were turned pink and blue by 1,200 walkers taking part in the third Midnight Walk. The walkers, many of whom were dressed in fancy dress and pink wigs, managed to raise over pounds 118,000 for St...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro SOME intense aspects should put some interesting twists in your life and should also help you to develop as a person too. You're growing in so many ways. Go with it Aries. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721...