Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 21, 2012

100 Greatest Geordies
But the man himself is a music legend, securing him a place in history. The first video to appear on MTV in Britain was that of his band Dire Straits, and Money for Nothing was the first hit to sell more than one million copies in the then new CD format....
50 Years and What Changed?
I AM taking you back 50 years in time to see if the Chronicle archives can bring a bit of sense to this upside-down world of today. The answer - would you believe it - is nothing's changed. The Chronicle on that day, Tuesday, August 1962, led...
Black Cats Closing in on Target Fletcher at Long Last
STEVEN FLETCHER could be a Sunderland player by the weekend, with the Black Cats close to agreeing a fee with Wolves. Sunderland have already had three bids rejected for the Scotland international - the latest a club-record-equalling pounds 13m last...
Bren's Love Affair with His Beloved Newcastle United
HAVING successfully matched words with pictures at the London Olympics Brendan Foster was back on familiar territory at the weekend. The athlete who raced round Wembley in a black-and-white vest before the 1974 FA Cup final was at St James' Park...
CAEL CAN FILL BIG SHOES; Gael Can Be a Big Star for Us: Tiote
CHEICK TIOTE has backed Gael Bigirimana to fill his boots in Newcastle United's encounter with Atromitos - if he is handed a slice of action in the Europa League clash in Athens on Thursday. Tiote could be one of a clutch of stars rested by Alan Pardew...
Call to Restore Pool to Its Former Glory
CALLS were made today to restore Tynemouth outdoor pool to its former glory. As revealed in the Chronicle last week, North Tyneside Council wants to redevelop the lido. The pool, which has stood derelict for decades, could be brought back to...
Connelly Double Ensures the Saints Triumph in Trophy
CONSETT ST Patricks began their Andy Walker Trophy campaign with a 5-2 first-round victory over Stockton Churches Portrack. Chris Connelly gave Saints a 1-0 half-time lead. After the break Rob Lavendar, Michael Price, Michael McKinny and Connelly...
Deaths
ADAMSON (North Shields). Late of Whitley Bay. Peacefully at Redesdale Court on 18th August, aged 89 years, Edna (Bunty), much loved and devoted wife of the late Henzell, loving mother of Simon and Mark, loved motherinlaw of Lesley, also a beloved grandma...
Do I Tell Grandparents to Get off My Case? New Parents
Dear Parenting Panel, I'm 24 and have recently become a new mum for the first time and am fed up with people trying to tell me how to look after my baby. I do appreciate all the help and advice I can get, because everything is still new to me, but...
Entertainer in Awe at Geordie Boy Campbell; Former United No 9 Les Ferdinand Gives Us His Take on the Current Newcastle, from Young Stars to Strike Partnerships
Byline: LEE RYDER GEORDIE BOY Adam Campbell left two of Kevin Keegan's chief entertainers - Les Ferdinand and Peter Beardsley - mightily impressed with his latest performance in a black-andwhite shirt - and the former Newcastle United No 9 has backed...
Fellaini's Delighted with His Toffees
EVERTON'S matchwinner Marouane Fellaini hailed the performance of the team after the Toffees opened their Premier League campaign with a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at Goodison Park last night. Fellaini was a menace to the Man United defence...
Former Striker Sees United in the Champions League
Byline: LEE RYDER LES FERDINAND believes that Newcastle United can upset the bookies this season and break into the top four. The legendary No 9 knows a thing or two about leading United into Europe with one of his final acts as a United star...
Four Freed on Bail in Death Case; Cause Still Being Sought
SIX people arrested after the death of a man in South Tyneside have been released. Two men, aged 23 and 29, and two women aged 26 and 30, have been bailed by police after 30-year-old Keith Hansen was found dead inside his home on Longleat Gardens,...
Gang Fears Lead to Objection over Pub; 'None of the Family Go to Montgomery's Regularly'
MEMBERS of a family branded an "organised crime group" by police have denied being involved in a gangland nightclub feud involving knuckle-dusters. Durham Police will tomorrow oppose a bid by Montgomery's nightclub in Stanley, County Durham, to...
Gard: Saha Is Just What We Needed; Experienced Striker Impresses New Team-Mates
CRAIG GARDNER reckons new boy Louis Saha's experience is just what Sunderland need. Bosman signing Saha made his debut as a second-half substitute in the Black Cats' goalless draw at Arsenal at the weekend, less than 48 hours after completing his...
Gopp Goes Back to Where It All Began
Byline: MARK SMITH JIMMY GOPPERTH returns to the scene of his Falcons debut on Friday when Newcastle make the trip to Ulster's Ravenhill home. The Belfast venue saw the Kiwi fly-half take his first steps in Falcons' colours three years ago, stroking...
Henry's Duo Are Ready to Strike
SIR HENRY CECIL can dominate the opening day of the Ebor meeting with Frankel and Thomas Chippendale primed to strike. The unbeaten Frankel steps up to 10 furlongs for the first time in the Juddmonte International Stakes and while he is hardly the...
History. Brought to Life on Estate; Visitors to Get Insight into Pendower's Colourful Past
RESIDENTS of a Benwell housing estate are inviting in visitors for an insight into its colourful history. Pendower - one of the first council estates in Britain - is to hold theatrical walking tours as part of next month's Heritage Open Days event...
Honoured for Their Heroism; War Heroes Finally Get Their Service Medals
WAR heroes were finally honoured.... decades after the end of hostilities. Durham County Council chairman Linda Marshall visited Lindisfarne Care Home in Whitehills Park, Chester-le-Street to present medals to 12 men and three women. Many...
In Memoriam
ANDERSON (Montagu Estate). Tony, passed away on 21st August 2004. Will never be forgotten, you were one of a kind, love always Dad, Sheila and family. BALDWIN (Benton). Margy (nee Wilson), sadly missed by all the family, not just today, but everyday...
I Want Anna to Know Asthma Won't Stop Her Doing Anything; Dad Is Proud of His Young Fundraising Daughter, 3
ASTHMA sufferer Anna Skipsey won't let her condition slow her down in the Mini Great North Run. The three-year-old, from Birtley, was diagnosed with the chronic condition in May this year. But she is preparing to do the run next month to raise...
Madourie's Mission to Prove His Worth; Eagles Re-Sign Forward for the Forthcoming Campaign
FAB FLOURNOY has challenged Joel Madourie to challenge for a major role in Newcastle Eagles' title defence next season after they re-signed the power forward. Madourie endured a difficult first year with the BBL champions, struggling to shake off...
Man Wrecks Two Cars but Escapes Jail; Victim of Attack Outraged by Sentence
A FORMER Royal Marine suspected of fire-bombing footballer Andy Carroll's car has admitted trashing two others in a vigilante revenge spree. When Carroll's luxury Range Rover was torched in 2010, his two-time love rival Rob Curran became prime suspect....
' Mike Milligan
' THIS article is being written as I'm sitting by the hotel pool in Menorca, watching my boys having fun. The pocket Stalin is reading that 50 shades of guff, which is just Mills & Boon on Viagra, so dreamily my mind wanders back to our 'holidays...
Mugshots Show Dark Side of Toon; Murky World of Tyneside Is Now Exposed
PEERING out from the past, these convicts were once the most notorious men on Tyneside. From thieves and safe-breakers, to robbers and fraudsters, police had their work cut out keeping tabs on this lot. But their fearsome reputations had long...
New Life for an Old Dockyard Is in the Pipeline; Pounds 140m Scheme Would Transform Derelict Site on Tyneside
AN HISTORIC shipyard could be turned into a bustling riverside community if major regeneration plans are given the go-ahead. Property group Places for People want to revive Smith's Dock, in North Shields, under a pounds 140m scheme. The site,...
Pards: Perch Is the Perfect Example for Players; Pardew Wants More like Perchie
ALAN PARDEW has urged his players to look to James Perch as the perfect example of how to approach life at Newcastle this season. The reliable former Nottingham Forest skipper stepped in at the last minute for Fabricio Coloccini and performed well...
'Poem of the Day
The Innocence of Youth I waited each night for the Chronicle to arrive, Each page would then be scanned eagle-eyed. What was she looking for the latest competition? An offer, a sensational story, a poetry rendition? Gran would quickly find the pages...
Protest March. to Stop Traffic Lights; Campaigners Try to Persuade Council over 'Danger'
CAMPAIGNERS hoping to remove controversial traffic lights from a key road junction are planning a protest march. Local people are being urged to join the march through Morpeth on August 31 in support of demands for the removal of the three-way lights...
Quality Shines in New Season
Byline: GORDON BARR QUEEN''S Hall Arts in Hexham has announced its forthcoming new season. Once again it is packed with performances of the highest quality music, drama, jazz, comedy and performances for children. Artistic director Geof Keys...
Sexy and Sunny Comic Confusion; There Will Be Much Ado about a Piece of Theatre Being Performed Outdoors on Tyneside This Week, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports
HEARTBREAK Productions return to South Shields this week. They will perform Much Ado About Nothing - their telling of Shakespeare's comedy about two pairs of lovers who are tricked by the villainous Don John - at the town's amphitheatre this Friday...
Ship Comes in in Style for a Triumphant Town; Prudhoe Edge Past Rangers to Reach Cup's Second Round
PRUDHOE Town eased into the second round of the Sunderland Shipowners' Cup after a seven-goal clash with Silksworth Rangers. An early goal from Jonathan Thompson was just what the Wearsiders needed following previous results, but their joy was short-lived....
Special Player Earn That Extra Attention; No Harm in Pandering to Ben Arfa If He Wins You Matches
HATEM BEN ARFA is clearly a player that gets a bit of special treatment from Newcastle United. But anybody who thinks that every player should be treated equally needs to have rethink. When it comes to such a talent as Ben Arfa, you have to accommodate...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight''s Fixtures UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYOFF FIRST LEG: Basle v CFR Cluj, Borussia M'gladbach v Dynamo Kiev, FC Copenhagen v Lille, Helsingborgs IF v Celtic, Spartak Moscow v Fenerbahce (5pm). CHAMPIONSHIP: Blackpool v Leeds (8pm),...
Telford Comes of Age in Best Possible Style
HEATON Stannington hitman Ben Telford hit the winning goal which gave them the title last season - and produced another memorable effort to mark his 21st birthday. The pacy striker cut in from the right and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner...
There Is No Doubt about It, Farah Is Our Greatest Ever; Brendan Foster, the One-Time King of Middle Distance Was Blown Away by What the Olympics Produced on the Track
Byline: BRENDAN FOSTER MO FARAH, soon to become Sir to us all, is the greatest distance runner Britain has ever produced. When the man in the BBC commentary box says that after Little Mo's 5,000m and 10,000 Olympic double, it is praise indeed....
Toon Army Beware of Unruly Fans
WHEN NEWCASTLE United take on Atromitis in Greece on Thursday night for me it will bring back a host of memories - good and bad. I finished my career in Greece with PAOK Thessaloniki and I enjoyed most of my time there with the club in the north...
To See Mo and Haile Will Be Epic
MAN of the moment Mo Farah is heading for the world's biggest half marathon, the Great North Run, here along the banks of the Tyne on September 16. "Just to see Mo and Haile Gebrselassie run down the same road in Newcastle will be epic," admitted...
Tributes to a Film Legend; Famed Director 'Had Inoperable Brain Disease'
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH TRIBUTES have flooded in to Hollywood director Tony Scott after his apparent suicide. Born in North Shields, he has been hailed as "one of the world's true originals" following his untimely death. Movie stars and those...
' Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages TOP footballers have seen pay rises of 1,500% over the past 50 years, many times more than the 186% increase in average UK wages, according to a new study. You took to the...
We're Set to Put the New into Newcastle; Development of Science City Due to Enter Vital Phase
WORK on one of Britain's most ambitious regeneration projects is about to enter a major phase. Contractors are to start work on Newcastle's Science Central next month to prepare the land which will allow the first stage of building to begin early...
X Factor Joe Hits Road for Album's Launch; Geordie Singer on Tour
POP singer Joe McElderry declared "it's good to be back" after an intimate acoustic performance in Newcastle. The X Factor winner was at Metro Radio's 55 Degrees North studio yesterday to start promoting his fourth studio album, Here's What I Believe....