Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from March 7, 2009

Adventures Go over Continents; BOSS Janis Green Heads a High-Tech Business Providing Software for Schools to Access More Funding. However, If She Were to Relive Her Experiences across the World in Front of the Class, It Would Be Just as Rewarding for the Pupils, as MIKE KELLY Found Out
WHEN Janis Green's dad decided to move his family from Tyneside to Africa in the early 1950s it was to begin an adventure for his young daughter which shows no sign of ending. The trip to Ghana, in an old BOAC plane via London, Frankfurt, Rome and...
Athletic Are Running into Winning Form; ALL THE LATEST FROM ROUND THE REGION'S JUNIOR FOOTBALL SCENE Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League
HARRATON Athletic scored only their second Under-Nine Premier League win of the season when they defeated Consett Jedis 2-1. Moore and Edwards were the goalscoring heroes for the Washington outfit, Smith replying for the Jedis. In the Leam derby...
Basketball: On Guard for Riders Return; Jackson Relishes Reunion after Thunder Rumbled
Byline: By PAUL NILSEN Newcastle Eagles 98 Worthing Thunder 64 LIVEWIRE guard Reggie 'Action' Jackson is relishing a return to the place where his rookie professional season truly took off as the Eagles look to complete a weekend win double...
Basketball: TN Pair to Court the Action One Last Time
NORTHUMBRIA are bidding to celebrate the end of an era when they entertain big-hitters Mavericks on Tyneside tonight. For head coach Denise Egan and assistant Anita Navin have decided to call time on their fouryear tenure at the Netball Super League...
Bates Hopes His Sale's Pitch Will Be Successful
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL STEVE BATES hopes his frugal Newcastle Falcons get to grips with their spacial awareness at Sale tomorrow. The Falcons take on the Sharks at Edgeley Park, Stockport, hoping to make it five wins on the trot in the Premiership....
Blast off; Messy Experiment to Kick-Off Festival
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter WHAT happens when you mix fizzy pop with mints? As these children discovered, it makes a very impressive, if rather messy, experiment. Newcastle Science Festival 2009 got off to an explosive start...
Bottom Club Almost Pull off a Surprise Result; Synergy Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League LATEST FROM AROUND THE SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES
BASEMENT side The Pullman were so near to the shock result of the day against league leaders The Northern. The Pullman were pegged back by a late strike - and then had a goal ruled out which would have given them their first league win of the season....
Boy, 10, Held after Shooting; EIGHT-YEAR-OLD LAD FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON A BOY of eight was fighting for his life today after he was shot as a 10-year-old was held by police. The young victim was blasted at around 1pm yesterday at a travellers site on the West Pastures at Boldon, South Tyneside....
BRUSHING UP ON HISTORY; Cleaners Become the History Boys
Byline: By NICOLLE THOMPSON FIVE street cleaners have turned tour guides after studying Tyneside history. The group decided so many people stopped them to ask about city sights, they had better find out more about them. Now, not happy with...
CITY CENTRE BOMB SCARE! Remember When.Back in 1972, That Is
Byline: RAY MARSHALL What the Chronicle said - January 5, 1972 IN 1867, nine canisters of nitroglycerin exploded on the Town Moor, killing eight people, and 105 years later, only luck stopped the same tragedy being repeated in the centre of Newcastle....
Cup Favourites Shank Are Looking Terry Good; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
THE Terry Lee Memorial Challenge Cup quarter-finals took pride of place - with victories for Shankhouse United and Dudley and Weetslade. Cup favourites Shankhouse were good value for their 2-0 win at West Moor, with Steve Thornton and Tim Wilson...
Fighting Talk from Ashurst; GIBBO'S WORLD
Byline: JOHN GIBSON'S SPORTING SLANT MANY have been the moments of madness witnessed at St James's Park in the name of Newcastle United. None, though, have been as punch-in-the-stomach shocking as one perpetuated on a spring day in 2005. It...
Football: Fletcher So near to Joining United
Byline: By LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer WHAT Newcastle fans would give for Manchester United's central midfield pairing of Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher from Wednesday night. Yet, painful as it sounds, the duo could have been lining up...
Football: Wildcats on the Prowl; Northumberland Girls League
BEDLINGTON Wildcats clawed their way to an impressive win over Corbridge in the Under-10s League. Mazie Suddick and Bethany Guy netted for the Wildcats and, after Corbridge's Emily Witty had gone close to reducing the deficit, further strikes from...
Francis Wood; Church Matters
ENGLAND EXPECTS Looking at the new statue of the Queen Mother in the Mall made me think of Duty. I'm old enough to remember the wartime newsreel of her and King George walking among the rubble of the blitz in the East End of London. Doing their...
Friends Die in Spain Crash; Car Collision Claims Pals
Byline: By LAURA CAROE A COMMUNITY is in shock after the death of two friends in a Spanish car smash. Heather Brierly, 59, and mum-of-two Ruth Robson, 76, who live opposite each other in Ridley Mill, Stocks-field, Northumberland, were on holiday...
Gardens: Turn over Some New Leaves
There's a plethora of new gardening books out this spring, providing inspiration on everything from design and hard landscaping to practical planting advice for both budding and experienced gardeners. TV garden gurus Alan Titchmarsh, Toby Buck-land...
Hall Get Smart to Meet Queens Challenge; LATEST FROM AROUND THE SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES Tyneside Sunday League
QUEENS were beaten 2-0 at home by Forest Hall in an illtempered Challenge Shield second-round tie which saw a player from each team sent off. Forest Hall were the winners, Jay Smart scoring both goals to take them through. Chapel Park's dismal...
Health Trust Is Sued over Gran's Death; FAMILY CLAIM SERIES OF ERRORS FAILED TO SPOT CANCER SIGNS
Byline: By HELEN RAE RELATIVES of a woman who died after her condition was misdiagnosed are suing a health trust claiming her death was "completely preventable". Juliette Bates, from Kenton, a former member of the Tiller Girls, died of bowel...
Hood: Not White to Compare Matches; THUNDER PREVIEW
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL CHRIS HOOD reckons back-to-back Whitehaven clashes do not represent a double-header. Gateshead Thunder entertain the Cumbria side in the Challenge Cup tomorrow (kick-off 3.00) and then travel to The Recreation Ground a...
How Regime Tried to Use Strike Data; Arrest Figures Varied
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter SECRETS of the miners' strike were unveiled by the Chronicle. Papers released by the Home Office told of clashes between the police, Government and striking workers. The most controversial document led to...
Hughton: I Had to Put Butt on Bench
Byline: By STUART RAYNER CHRIS Hughton revealed he had to hold Nicky Butt back this week - to try and make sure he is ready for the crucial trip to Hull City. The veteran midfielder was on the bench for the visit of his old team Manchester United...
Ice Hockey: Lawson's Goal to Be the No 1
Byline: By STUART RAYNER RITCHIE LAWSON is receiving two to pclass educations this season - but Newcastle Vipers' reserve netminder is itching to take his ice hockey L-plates off. The Durham-born 20-year-old is juggling the last year of a biomedical...
Ice Hockey: Warriors Hope for Second Chance
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors head into tomorrow's English National League game with Coventry at Hillheads (face-off 6.30) still hoping to finish second in the table. However, they know it will be tough against a side which also needs...
Kiwi Brent Wil Not Rest on His Laurels; in Association with Jolly Fitness Sale V Newcastle Falcons, Edgeley Park, Tomorrow 1.15pm
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL EASY-GOING flanker Brent Wilson takes a hard line on Newcastle Falcons' form - the affable Kiwi is adamant four straight wins is nothing to write home about. The 27-year-old New Zealander reckons it is about time his side...
Mum's Agony as Husband Refused Place; COUPLE FIGHT DEPORTATION ORDER ON MAN
Byline: By VICKY ROBSON A WIFE faces bringing her children up alone after an immigration tribunal refused her husband's asylum appeal. Nabi Nazari, 28, fled his home in Afghanistan and moved to Newcastle seven years ago after a Taliban warlord...
Mystery as Bones Found in Shipyard; Site Workers Make Shock Discovery
Byline: By SONIA SHARMA A SET of bones were dug up by building workers renovating an old ship repair yard. They were found at the former Smiths Dock Yard, in North Shields. Forensic examinations will now take place to establish whether they...
NHS Data Lost in Courier Blunder; Records of 536 Women Go Missing
Byline: By LINDA RICHARDS MORE than 500 cervical smear test results are missing in a health service transfer blunder. A courier lost a package containing sensitive information belonging to 536 women during a transfer between the North East Family...
Pet Snake Home after Six Months; Reptile Sur Vives Winter Outdoors
Byline: By LINDA RICHARDS AFTER giving her owner the slip six months ago, Milk Snake Hannah is back home all cosy and warm. Snake lover Christopher Addison is delighted to have her back but is amazed that she's still alive. Hannah slithered...
Red Devils Meeting Did Not Suit Taylors; Super Mac Ryan's Done - and Steve Should Have Seen Red
Byline: Mac UNITED were, I am afraid, Taylor-made for defeat against Manchester United. All right, they played with spirit and put up a decent performance for a change, but the bottom line is they lost - and the actions of the two Taylors down...
Redheugh Suffering the Blues; ALL THE LATEST FROM ROUND THE REGION'S JUNIOR FOOTBALL SCENE Apollo Doors Gateshead Youth League
REDHEUGH found themselves hit for six at home to Sapipa Blues in the Under-11 Division. It ended up 6-1, with John Tait hitting a hat-trick and Jordan Lansdowne a double. Blackfyne Dynamos and Whickham Whites recorded 3-1 home wins over Cleveland...
Released Murderer Faces New Jail Spell; KILLER ALMOST CRASHED HIS VAN AFTER A DRINKING BOUT
Byline: By DAN WARBURTON A FREED killer could be heading back behind bars after almost crashing into a police car following a drinking session. Smoke poured from the back wheels of Jason Lawton's white van after he went through a red light and...
Righting the Wrongs of Hike in Rents; GOVERNMENT MOVE IS WELCOMED
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter SUFFERING the effects of the credit crunch, further price hikes is the last thing they needed. Council tenants across the region were dismayed to hear their rents were being increased by an inflation-busting...
Rogue Cabbies Taken off Roads; Range of Defects Revealed
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter COWBOY cabbies have been driven off the roads after being caught putting lives at risk. Police and council officers went undercover to trap those without a licence and driving death-trap taxis. They ordered...
Safe to Say It's Crunch for Cats
Byline: By JAMES HUNTER RICKY SBRAGIA wants Sunderland to better last season's March to Premier League safety. The Black Cats won three games in a row at the end of March and early April last term in a run which ultimately set them well on their...
SEB CAN BE A WORLD CUP STAR; Coloccini Backs Centre Back Partner Bassong
Byline: By NEIL FARRINGTON FABRICIO COLOCCINI believes he and Newcastle centre-back buddy Sebastien Bassong may be opponents next year . . . at the World Cup. Coloccini is tipping his in-form United defensive partner to break into the France...
Sir John's Soccer Dream Gets Closer; TYCOON KICKS OFF ACADEMY TO TRY TO FIND FUTURE STARS
Byline: By ALASTAIR CRAIG HIS plans for an all-Geordie Toon team are on their way. Former Newcastle United chief Sir John Hall yesterday launched an academy to spot talent and stop the exodus of sporting stars from the North East. And he joined...
Strike Threat over Metro; UNION AIMS FOR BALLOT
Byline: By JOANNE BUTCHER METRO workers may strike this Easter over "privatisation" fears. Union leader Bob Crow yesterday said industrial action could go ahead in April. And he warned strikes might continue into May. Speaking to members...
Tenants Feel at Home; North East Sunday League LATEST FROM AROUND THE SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUES
B DIVISION leaders Slatyford Tenants shook high-flying Blakelaw Social by beating them 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Bob Younger Association Cup. Alan Summers grabbed the Tenants' winner, and they will now meet Greenside in the final. Greenside...
There's Just No Holding Lyne! Morpeth Sunday League
LAST season's Lewin Cup winners Amble Pier 81 went out of this season's competition at the quarterfinal stage to Lynemouth. Chris Glass netted for the holders, but goals from Marc Richardson and Gareth Rees saw Lynemouth to a 2-1 win. In the...
Travel: Five Go Mad in North Yorkshire; Only the Brave Would Take Their Kids and Parents for a Weekend Break in the Middle of Nowhere. ANGELA UPEX Did Exactly That and Survived
Byline: ANGELA UPEX THE car was packed and off we set for our long weekend in North Yorkshire. Me, the kids and my parents trundled off to Keldy to get away from it all. Keldy lies within the dramatic North York Moors National Park, which...
Vent Your Spleen
I AGREE with the comments by JT, of Heaton (Your Shout, March 3), regarding the miners' strike of 1984 and how Arthur Scargill was determined to bring down the Tory government. I am tired of all the publicity given to the strike. The miners just...
We Miss Kathryn Every Day - All We Want Is Justice; COUPLE DEMAND ATTACKER FACES MURDER CHARGE
Byline: By DAN WARBURTON A COUPLE have been left waiting to discover if the man who attacked their daughter will be tried for murder. For seven months Kathryn Cook's parents kept a vigil at her hospital bedside as she lay in a coma because of...
WIN A 5-STAR HOLIDAY FOR TWO TO CYPRUS! Evening Chronicle Competition Libra HOLIDAYS TOKEN
YOUR Chronicle has joined forces with specialist tour operator Libra Holidays and the 5-star St Raphael Hotel in Cyprus to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a holiday for two to the beautiful island of Cyprus. Spend seven nights at the five-star...
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