Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from June 5, 2007

Accountants Get Set to Go on Run
Byline: By Gareth Deighan This group of accountants are pulling on their trainers to compete in the Sunshine Run. The runners, from accountancy firm Deloitte, are in training for the 5km race around Newcastle Quayside on July 4. Senior partner...
All in Fine Voice
Byline: By Amy Hunt Dulcet tones of a North East choir helped raise thousands for two local charities. The Felling Male Voice Choir staged its 2007 annual Celebrity Concert in aid of St Oswald's Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Care. The final...
Al Night Long!
Byline: By Tom Mullen He scored goals all day, now Alan Shearer is singing all night long. Footage of the football legend singing out of Toon has appeared on the video-sharing website YouTube. The grainy clip shows Shearer giving his finest...
Beach Proving a Sure-Fire Hit
Byline: By Peter Taylor A new beach being created on the North East coastline is a hit ( a half a million times over. A specially created website commissioned by the Newbiggin LIFE initiative regeneration team, is receiving an unprecedented number...
Beware of the Tax on Your Bins
I wish to inform local residents that they are being kept in the dark about Labour ministers' stealth tax plans. Ahead of the publication of the Government's new waste strategy, a major investigation reveals that microchips in household rubbish...
Blame Game
Sports minister Richard Caborn today told Michel Platini that UEFA officials should stop pointing the finger at Liverpool fans over the problems at the Champions League final in Athens. Caborn is meeting Platini, the UEFA president, in Brussels...
Comic on a Rapid Rise
Geordie comedienne Sarah Millican is on home territory this weekend. We find out more Two local comedians and a funnyman from Birmingham take to the stage at one of the region's premier comedy nights this weekend. The weekly Sunday night comedy...
Community in Mourning Pay Tribute to Two Popular Pals
Byline: By Brenda Hickman Tragic teen pals were wearing crash helmets when they lost control and smashed a powerful motorbike into a lamppost. Ross Leggate, 16, had taken his dad's 750cc Kawasaki machine for a spin with pillion passenger Conor...
Dancing to Len's Tune
Byline: By John Gibson Bobby Moore was the majestic skipper of England's World Cup winners, a blond god who strode his kingdom as the ultimate ruler. Such is his place in history that the new Wembley is looked upon by the bronze statue of its...
Double Swoop
Byline: By Lee Ryder Joey Barton arrived at St James' Park today to open discussions with Newcastle United over his transfer from Manchester City. United have met City's demand of pounds 5.5m to activate his release from Eastlands and it will...
Durham Face Up to Muri Spin Test
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Durham face the threat of mercurial Sri Lanka spin king Muttiah Murilitheran when they start a four-day County Championship game against Lancashire at the Riverside tomorrow. The 34-year-old took nine wickets in the drawn...
Family Mark a Tragic Day
Byline: By Kerry Wood Grieving family and friends of tragic Kane Davis who plunged 180 feet to his death today marked what would have been his 17th birthday. Kane's body was found near Hownsgill Viaduct in Consett, County Durham, in March, after...
Future Is So Bright: Bates
Byline: By Nick Purewal Steve Bates started his second Newcastle Falcons spell in earnest yesterday ( and immediately got down to hard work. The season might be some months away, but for Bates there is no time like the present, even if several...
Gang Steals 26 Tonnes of Steel Bars
Byline: By Sonia Sharma Thieves have stolen steel bars weighing 26 tonnes from an engineering company on Tyneside. Police say that the gang would have had to use a crane or at least eight men to lift the 210 bars which each weighed 200 kilos...
Hunt for Vandals at Metro Station
Byline: By Tom Mullen Graffiti yobs are being hunted after they defaced a Metro station platform. The messy murals and tags were daubed across a wall at Monument Metro station in Newcastle. A whole back wall was covered with the black, white...
I'm Standing by My Violent Grandson Who Beat Me Up and Then Robbed Me
Byline: By Sophie Doughty and Garry Willey A loving grandmother has vowed to stand by her drug-taking grandson who battered and robbed her to feed his habit. Philip Patterson subjected his grandmother to years of torment, beating her black and...
In the News
Jane Bell, 18, of Kenton Bar, Newcastle, has just won an award for being the best trainee plumber with Newcastle City Council. She took time out from mending leaking taps to talk to MIRIAM DAVIES Do your family support your career aspirations? ...
It's Howey the Lads Once Again
Byline: By Lee Ryder Steve Howey believes that the arrival of his old boss Sam Allardyce at Gallowgate and the emergence of Roy Keane at the Stadium of Light signals the start of a top-flight rivalry between two of the most high-profile bosses in...
I Wanted to Play a Clarinet ( but I Couldn't Afford One
Byline: By Liz Lamb He is the son of a Newcastle railwayman who went on to become one of the world's guitar greats and a close friend of Cliff Richard. Liz Lamb meets Hank Marvin for an exclusive chat Hank Marvin is in a jovial mood. Maybe it's...
Keane in for West Brom Duo
Byline: By James Hunter Roy Keane is ready to launch a pounds 3.75m raid on play-off failures West Brom to capture Paul Robinson and Paul McShane. Sunderland are short of full-backs and Keane wants the Baggies' defensive duo to strengthen those...
Letting Signs Point to Row
Byline: By Peter Young A voluntary code is being proposed following complaints about the clutter of 'To Let' signs outside homes in some neighbourhoods. The row is in areas of Newcastle with a big concentration of students where letting boards...
Making a Point on Environment
Byline: By Amy Hunt World Environment Day was being marked across the North East today as thoughts turned to how our actions affect the planet. Activities were taking place around Tyneside to mark the international event locally. WED-themed...
Messages of Support
Tributes have continued to pour in for two teenagers killed in a motorbike crash. Hundreds have left messages of condolence on an online tribute site and through the Chronicle's website for pals Conor Lowden and Ross Leggate. A page set up on...
Milner Doesn't Fear Burnout after a Tough Year
Byline: By Lee Ryder James milner today insisted he doesn't fear burnout ahead of England Under-21s' packed summer, (writes Lee Ryder). The Newcastle United winger will star tonight for the Three Lions at Carrow Road against Slovakia before next...
Pals' Lucky Escape from Gas Explosion
Byline: By Sohpie Doughty Two friends cheated death after a gas cylinder being used to weld a trailer exploded, blowing the roof off a shed and sending flames over neighbouring hous-es. Darren Lord and Robert Watson were working on the trailer...
Paul Is Forced to Quit the Ring
Veteran Paul Araniello will say goodbye to his fighting days on Bilton Hall's final club show of the season at Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields on Friday night. Araniello reaches the amateur age limit of 34 later this month and therefore...
Postman Fined for Dumping Rubbish
Byline: By Vince Gledhill Postie Andrew Moore signed his own fate by leaving his address behind when he illegally dumped a car load of rubbish in a lane. Among an old television set, carpets and other household waste were two Royal Mail hats,...
Rescued by a Pal in Pan Fire
Byline: By Peter Taylor Sleepy Gareth Mawdsley was saved by his best pal when he dozed off after putting his chip pan on. The odds were stacked against Gareth, 25, when fire broke out. No smoke alarm was fitted in his terrace house in Columbia...
Schoolboy Reaches for Sky in Solo Flight
Byline: By Gareth Deighan He can't drive a car yet but this teenager is certainly flying high. Daniel Hedley, 17, earned his wings when he flew solo in a Piper Warrior plane after just 15 lessons. Daniel, who is studying AS levels in English...
Scouts Sleeping on It
Scouts from the North East took part in an environmentally friendly event designed to help them get closer to nature. Northumberland Scouts held a Centenary Camp as part of a series of events celebrating 100 years of scouting. It was part of...
Springing to Rescue
Byline: By John Gibson When well-intentioned people try to keep you on your toes, take not a fig of notice. Being flat-footed is the answer every time, as Lennie Heppell proved with one of his most decorated pupils. Peter Shilton played a...
Stamp Down on Use of Plastic Bottles in the Fight to Preserve Environment
Reader John Everett contacted us with a list of questions to test our Green Doc. He wrote: "What should we do with plastic bottles if there aren't any plastic recycling facilities near to where we live? How should we dispose of used appliance batteries...the...
Taylor Hungry for Another Taste of Senior Action
Newcastle's England Under-21 defender Steven Taylor says his taste of action at senior level has whetted his appetite for more. Taylor featured in the England B win over Albania last month, coming on as a second-half substitute to win his first...
The Private Life for Hospital Patients
Byline: By Jane Picken Nhs services in the North East will foot the bill for private treatment in a bid to end long waiting times. Patients in the region will now be able to go to the Bupa Hospital in Washington if they need an operation, without...
Treasure's Pure Gold
Arabian Treasure can reward Nottingham punters when she goes for gold in a hot-looking renewal of the EBF/Bet Now At wbx.com Fillies' Handicap. Sir Michael Stoute's filly has shown improved form each time she has graced the racecourse and got off...
Vent Your Spleen
Patiently we were talking about the need of another bank holiday. Perhaps on St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday. So what about June 27, Tony Blair's last day as PM. Surely his ego demands nothing less, roughly halfway between May Day and August...
Viduka Says Yes to Toon Transfer
Byline: By Lee Ryder Mark Viduka today "agreed in principle" to become a Newcastle United player after telling Middlesbrough his future lies elsewhere, (writes Lee Ryder). The 31-year-old Aussie striker is still on holiday and his Boro contract...
Walkers Aim High in Record Attempt
Byline: By Amy Hunt Intrepid walkers will take to the hills to raise funds for a water charity. Four teams of workers from the Environment Agency, Newcastle, will take part in the Munro Challenge for Water Aid. The volunteers will climb various...
Weaker Schools Named on Net
Byline: By Gareth Deighan Struggling schools have been listed on a Government website. The Ofsted report, which lists schools causing concern in the spring term, shows several of the region's schools are in need of significant improvement, have...
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