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 31, 2010

Adventure on the High Seas; Ex-Journalist Joan Signed on with Ship
EVEN by today's standards it would be a foolhardy thing to do, but in 1936 it just would not be contemplated for any woman to undertake the adventure that South Shields girl Joan Horsburgh carried out. Joan, at the time a 22-year-old journalist,...
Beardo's Delight at Winning Start for United
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER BEARDSLEY celebrated his first game in charge of Newcastle United reserves with a convincing 3-0 win over Blue Square Premier side Gateshead last night. And Beardsley admitted he can't wait for the second string's season...
Binge Drinking Is Damaging Brains of Teenagers
TEENS could suffer long-term damage to their brains through binge drinking, researchers from our region have claimed. Experts from Northumbria University have carried out a study which revealed a link between excessive alcohol intake and memory...
Champ Hails British Spirit
ANDY TURNER today hailed the team spirit in the British camp after striking gold in the 110 metres hurdles in Barcelona to cap an action-packed evening in the Olympic Stadium. Four years after winning bronze in Gothenburg, Turner lifted the European...
Child Murderer Huntley to Sue; KILLER'S CLAIM AFTER DURHAM PRISON ATTACK
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY CHILD killer Ian Huntley is suing the prison service after he was slashed by a fellow inmate at a North East jail The Soham murderer was rushed to the University Hospital of North Durham in March when a prisoner cut his throat...
Community's Pride for Its Local Heroes; PRIDE FOR AWARD WINNERS AT SPECIAL DAY OF CELEBRATION
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS THEY may not be Spiderman or Wonder Woman, but these folk are heroes in their own right. At a ceremony in Gateshead, they were honoured for making massive contributions to their communities. Among them are a man who...
Crouch Thumbs Up for Big Andy
Byline: LEE RYDER The World Cup striker, who endured a frustrating tournament in South Africa after being underused by Fabio Capello, said: "I think it is important for him not to be too disappointed if he finds it tough next year in the Premier...
Cut Back Wisteria before It Runs Riot
THERE are few sights more breathtaking than a wisteria in full bloom in late spring and early summer, its gorgeous trails of flowers in shades of blue, mauve, pink or white adorning house walls or cascading over pergolas and arches. Yet so many...
Diamonds Hope to Dazzle Again; Riders Back on League Duty after Trophy Heroics
By BARRY WALLACE STILL on cloud nine after their Premier Trophy triumph, Newcastle Diamonds are back in the hunt for Premier League speedway points tomorrow night. The Diamonds take on Scunthorpe at Byker fresh from Wednesday night's victory over...
Durham Duo Are on a Mission to Impress
Byline: STUART RAYNER DURHAM are back in 40-over action in Glasgow today, but for two of their batsmen the next few weeks are all about trying to re-establish themselves in the four-day line-up. Gordon Muchall will be looking to continue his good...
Francis Wood; Church Matters
Let's hear it for St Oswald THE Church in the North owes a great deal to St Oswald, King of Northumbria. In the 7th century, he established the Celtic Church here and his influence spread across Europe. Even churches in Australia and Africa bear his...
Graham Backing Side to Succeed
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS NORTHUMBERLAND can spring a shock at league leaders Suffolk, says team manager Bill Graham. Northumberland have drawn three and lost one of their Minor Counties East games so far this season - but Graham is adamant that they...
Gunners Ready to Dominate Once More - Wenger
ARSENE WENGER maintains Arsenal are at the start of another cycle of dominance - which must include captain Cesc Fabregas at the heart of the team. The Gunners host AC Milan in the Emirates Cup this afternoon and then take on Scottish giants Celtic...
Homes Are Cleared in Bomb Alert; Army Is Called to Flat
Byline: ROB PATTINSON ; LISA HUTCHINSON DOZENS of residents were evacuated from their homes after "suspicious items" sparked a bomb scare. Army experts were called to examine the scene but, following hours of uncertainty, the items were deemed...
ILLNESS STILL A MYSTERY; 20 Pupils Affected
Byline: LAURA CAROE THE cause of an illness that saw 20 pupils sent to hospital remains a mystery. Youngsters from Valley Gardens Middle School, in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, were struck down with headaches, dizziness, stomach pains and raised...
In Honour of True Great; FOR Geoff Wonfor the Chance to Interview His Hero Sir Bobby Robson Was a Dream Come True. Little Did He Know He Was to Conduct the Last Ever Interview with the Legend before His Death. MIKE KELLY Reports
Byline: MIKE KELLY LOOK at Geoff Wonfor's film and documentary making CV and it's a Who's Who of rock and pop aristocracy. To cut a very long list short, there's Paul McCartney, Prince, Elton John, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha...
In Memoriam
ATKINSON (Blackhill). Richard (Dickie), passed away August 1st 2009. In memory of a loving husband, dad and grandad. How constantly we think of you with hearts and eyes that fill, the love in life we had for you in death grows stronger still. Let the...
It's Home Grown; SPECTACULAR FLORAL DISPLAY IS CENTREPIECE OF FAMILY SHOW
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS UPWARDS of 30,000 people are expected to make a beeline to the Gateshead Summer Flower Show this weekend. And these folk were among the many who enjoyed the entertainment and floral extravaganza yesterday, the first day...
James: I'll Lead City to the Top
DAVID JAMES wants to lead Bristol City into the Premier League - and is waiting to hear if he still has a future with England. The goalkeeper, who turns 40 tomorrow, has signed a one-year deal at Ashton Gate, with the option of a second year. ...
Little Hero Saved Pal's Life after His Swing Became a Noose; SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY'S
Byline: SARA NICHOL HE may only be seven, but this little lad is being hailed a hero after he saved the life of his eight-year-old pal. Andrew Roberts ran to the aid of Mason Schubeler when a freak accident left him hanging from a tree by his...
Looking for a Game? - Read on
THE Newcastle United Foundation are staging soccer schools at the Bede Academy in Blyth, Complete Football in Gosforth, Durham Soccarena, Rothbury FC and the Power League Soccer Dome in North Shields over the school summer holidays, geared to boys...
Lourding It Up; SISTER CELEBRATES HER 100th BIRTHDAY WITH PILGRIMAGE
Byline: ADAM JUPP REACHING 100 notout is a feat usually celebrated at Lords. But while this centenarian's holiday destination may sound the same, she has much holier things on her mind than the sound of leather on willow. Sister Margaret Grimsdale...
Metro Warning; OAPs Told They Could Lose Their Passes as Funding Cuts Begin
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON PENSIONERS have been warned they could lose their Metro passes as the Government prepares to hand transport bosses massive funding cuts. Job losses are expected at Nexus, the group behind the Tyne and Wear Metro, despite...
Moat Family's 'Nightmare' Brother Hopes for Private Funeral
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY RAOUL Moat's grieving brother has today told how the last month has been a living nightmare. It is exactly four weeks since Angus Moat's younger brother became Britain's most wanted fugitive when he went on the run after...
Murder Case Court Drama; DEFENDANT RESTRAINED AS FOUR APPEAR IN CONNECTION WITH DAD'S DEATH
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A TEENAGER accused of murder had to be wrestled to the ground as tension erupted during a court case. The drama unfolded at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court yesterday where three men were charged with the murder of dad-of-two...
No Doubt Tamas Wants to Be Back
Byline: LEE RYDER TAMAS KADAR has vowed to overcome his pre-season injury setback by making sure he is fit and available for selection for Newcastle United's final friendly with Glasgow Rangers next Saturday. The Hungarian Under-21 international...
Pair Jailed for Bookies Raid; STAFF WERE THREATENED WITH A HAMMER AND CROWBAR
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG A VIOLENT father and son robbery team is behind bars today after a terrifying raid on a Tyneside bookies. Stanley and David Bell armed themselves with claw hammers and crowbars to launch the after-dark attack intending...
Pooling His Talents; HE'S a Lifeguard by Day and Stand-Up Comic by Night. KAREN WILSON Speaks to Up-and-Coming Geordie Comedian Kai Humphries, Who's Hitting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the First Time Next Week
Byline: KAREN WILSON IT'S only been two years since Kai Humphries first took to the mic at Newcastle's Hyena Comedy Club, but already the 26-year-old from Ashington has supported his comedy hero Rhod Gilbert. Kai was still on a high from his...
Roy's Keane to Snap Up Fulop; Cats Keeper Looks Set for Exit
Byline: JAMES HUNTER ROY KEANE is hoping to tie up a deal for Sunderland keeper Marton Fulop in the next 24 hours. Ipswich boss Keane has had Fulop in his sights for some time, but the move seemed off earlier this week as the Tractor Boys initially...
Shirt Memorial for Sir Bobby
NEWCASTLE UNITED will mark the first anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's death with a special pre-match presentation from PSV Eindhoven legend Stan Valckx to Toon boss Chris Hughton. The presentation will be just prior to the kick-off of Newcastle...
Show Leads by Example; NEW BOY - Gethin Jones
SHOWS like Police, Camera, Action, unless they're careful, can be so sanctimonious. Former presenter Alastair Stewart was a master at the holier-than-thou style of broadcasting. New boy Gethin Jones was slightly better as the series featuring...
Small Jokers, Big Laughs; Arts Centre Opens Its: Doors to Young Comedians for Summer Holiday Workshops
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR HAVE you heard the one about the group of young lads who want to be comedians? Well, it's no joke. This week several youngsters from across the North East, aged 11 to 14, have been trying their hand at stand-up comedy. This...
Tait's Senior Stars May Get Chance in Sevens Final
Byline: NICK PUREWAL ALAN TAIT admits he may need to overrule Mark Laycock and pitch some of his senior Newcastle Falcons stars into Sevens action. Falcons Academy director Laycock warned established Newcastle stars like Rob Vickerman and Micky...
Tayl of Woe Shows No Sign of Ending
Byline: GIBBO YOU may not believe it considering the lad's recent history, but Steven Taylor is the current Newcastle Sports Personality of the Year. I can think of a more appropriate title to bestow upon him - The Unluckiest Player at The Court...
Thunder Given a Pell of a Task
Byline: NICK PUREWAL CHRIS Hood will love it if his Gateshead Thunder plan comes together. Thunder rugby director Hood has backed his side to battle back to zero points when they clash with Doncaster tomorrow (kick-off 3pm). Just a second...
TOON RETURN TAYLOR MADE; Hughton Backs Stopper to Play Big Role
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has backed Steven Taylor to bounce back from his nightmare 2010 by playing a big part in Newcastle United's Premier League campaign. Taylor discovered his season may not start until November after a shoulder operation...
Where the Wow Factor Won't Break the Bank; IN the Last Three Years, Serviced Apartments Have Become More Popular. SARAH MULLANEY Spends a Weekend Finding out Why
WE started our weekend with an unexpected tour of Shipley as the sat nav didn't recognise the postcode, but once we eventually arrived at Victoria Mills, we were pleasantly surprised. What was once a working mill has been developed into an amazing...
X Factor Star Joe: 'I'm Gay' Secret Is Revealed
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON GEORDIE singer Joe McElderry revealed today he is gay and insisted: "I am feeling good about it". The X Factor champ, who hit No1 with his single The Climb, was targeted by hackers who broke into his Twitter account and...
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