Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from September 21, 2009

A Place to Talk about Control; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at What's Being Done in the Region to Help People with Bladder and Bowel Control Problems
Byline: HELEN RAE HEALTH professionals in the region are hoping a national campaign will help to overcome people's reluctance to talk about an important medical issue. This week is National Continence Awareness Week and Gateshead Primary Care...
Bella Bello Makes History
SPAIN'S Rafael Cabrera Bello is not going to forget his first European Tour victory, however many more follow. Eight shots behind entering the final round of the Austrian Open in Vienna, the 25-year-old became only the 13th player to score 60 on...
Bigg on Defence, Short on Attack!
Byline: Nick Purewal's Leicester .............. 15 Newcastle .............. 6 IT just would not be Leicester without a lunatic rampaging after kick-offs. For once, though, the crazed individual chasing down the dropsouts was not Lewis Moody....
Birthday Memories
COONEY (Denton Burn). Paul, Birthday memories for your 27th Birthday. A beautiful memory dearer than gold, of a son whose worth can never be told. There's a place in our hearts no one can fill, we miss you Paul and always will. Miss and love you always...
Blyth Has a Lot to Offer and It's Easy to See Why People Stay'
BLYTH, the largest town in Northumberland, is nestled between with the North East coast to the east, the River Blyth to the north open countryside to the west and south. Like many parts of the region, Blyth - with a population of 36,000 - was seriously...
Bogie's Going Back to Future; BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD will send for defensive reinforcements after their struggles near the foot of the table continued with a narrow 3-2 defeat at Kidderminster Harriers. Home comforts this week - Gateshead face fifth-top Rushden and...
Boys' Slick Show Hits New Heights; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reviews Lady Boys of Bangkok, at Sabai Pavilion, Times Square, Newcastle
Byline: GORDON BARR BACK in Newcastle for the fifth year in a row, how could the Lady Boys give us something we hadn't had before? Well, the production team have pulled out all the stops and this time around the show is slicker, with loads more...
Bruce: Shot-Shy Team-Mates Must Ease Bent's Burden
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE has warned Sunderland that pounds 10m-man Darren Bent cannot shoulder the goalscoring burden on his own. England frontman Bent netted for the fifth time in sixth games at the weekend, but his strike was nothing...
Calendar an Aide for Muslim Ramadhan Fast Diabetics in; for Muslims Who Suffer from Diabetes, It Can Be Hard to Follow the Religious Fast of Ramadhan. but a New Calendar Is Helped to Make It Easier for Them. Reporter KATY SIMPSON Explains
Byline: KATY SIMPSON ADIABETES calendar providedhandy health advice for Ramadhan fasters. An innovative project in Newcastle is helping people with diabetes access important health information during the religious fast of Ramadhan. A calendar...
Cats Must Start to Think Bigger
Byline: James Hunter Burnley ..................... 3 Sunderland ............... 1 SUNDERLAND must develop a 'big club mentality' if they are to realise their ambitions, according to Steve Bruce. The Black Cats came undone against newly-promoted...
Cool Running Minx
RICHARD FAHEY is enjoying an incredible summer, and Coolminx can notch yet another winner for the Malton maestro in Vicky's Big Anniversary Day Novice Stakes at Beverley. Fahey nearly pulled off an unbelievable feat at Ayr's Western meeting as,...
COUNT ON ME TO GRAB GOALS; Carroll Insists He Can Fill Striker Void: Carroll: Count on Me to Get Goals
Byline: LEE RYDER ANDY CARROLL today roared: "There's more where that came from" after helping demolish Plymouth Argyle to keep Newcastle United's promotion challenge on course. The big Geordie striker put in a man-ofthe-match display against...
Criminal Turned over a New Leaf; Burglar and Thief Who Became Author Visits Prison
Byline: TOM MULLEN JAILBIRDS at one of the North East's toughest prisons were treated to a visit from a crime thriller writer. Lags at HMP Durham met Danny King, author of a series of racy novels including The Bank Robber Diaries, The Burglar Diaries...
Cuts to NHS Budgets Risk Safety and Quality
THE Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is a politically independent trade union and professional nursing body. Unlike many trade unions, we do not make donations to political parties. We believe that this gives us the advantage of being able to tell...
Deaths
BELL (Whickham). Formerly of Cruddas Park. Peacefully in hospital on September 16th, aged 90 years, Nat, dearly loved husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth, dear dad of Richard, father in law of Carol, grandad to Richard, Andrew, Mel and Emma and...
Diamonds Await Play-Off Draw
Byline: BARRY WALLACE A BUMPER crowd, including Newcastle East MP Nick Brown and former Lord Mayor David Wood, watched the Diamonds win an enthralling battle with Premier League champions, King's Lynn, 51-42, at Byker last night. And now everyone...
Dr Scott's Surgery
DAVID was worried, I was worried. He had been treated for prostate cancer several years ago and has remained free of symptoms since. At regular intervals he has a blood test to check for signs of the disease becoming active again, the PSA check....
Falcons Wel Short of Experience, Says Bates
GUTTED not to take a losingbonus point away from Welford Road, Steve Bates reckons Newcastle Falcons came up just short in experience and composure at Leicester. Falcons rugby director Bates was delighted with the work-rate, commitment and sheer physicality...
Friend Left Pal for Dead; METRO STATION VIOLENCE
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A BOOZED-up teenager risked a double tragedy after beating his pal unconscious across the tracks at a Tyneside Metro station. Dean Herron and James Campbell had squared up on the Palmersville platform at the end of a marathon...
Horden Squad Put Up for Sale; SKILLTRAININGLTD NORTHERN LEAGUE
HORDEN CW manager Simon Corbett has stunned his players by announcing the majority of his squad is available for transfer. Corbett, who guided the Colliers back to the First Division as champions last season, took the decision following his team's...
Hughton Hails His Unhappy Supersubs
Byline: LEE RYDER UNITED chief Chris Hughton revealed he has no qualms about two of his dropped players being upset after he wielded the axe before the 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle. The former Tottenham defender relegated in-form midfielder Danny...
I'll Never Smoke in Bed Again; YOUNG MOTHER NEARLY DIED AFTER HER BED CAUGHT FIRE
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS NEVER again. That's the vow from young mum Natasha Robley who nearly died from smoking in bed. The young mum fell asleep while smoking a cigarette and woke up to find her bed on fire. But the 22-year-old might never...
I'm No Quitter, I'm Here to Stay
NEW Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon today shrugged off criticism of her debut and said she would not quit. The decision to replace choreographer Arlene Phillips, 66, with the 30-year-old singer, who won the show in 2007, has been controversial...
In Memoriam
BLACK (Walker). Mam. The years are flying, we look back and wonder how you gave as much and how you ever managed, you have left a memory of the greatest love a mam could ever give. Daughter Elizabeth and son in law Danny. CAMPBELL (Fenham). Dorothy....
Jetski Rider Dies after Falling from Machine; FISHERMEN PULL VICTIM FROM RIVER
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A MAN has died after falling off his jetski. The 23-year-old was pulled from the River Wear by passers-by after he attempted to swim to shore following the accident last night. But the man from Springwell Village, Gateshead,...
Kenyan Heads for NYC after GNR Triumph
MARTIN LEL believes he can achieve his next major task of winning the New York Marathon on November 1 after his brilliant win in yesterday's Bupa Great North Run. Lel will travel to the United States determined to lift a third "Big Apple" title,...
Leading the Way in Fight against Taliban; Soldier Frontline Courage
Byline: DAVE BLACK A SOLDIER from the North East has been exhibiting his courage on a daily basis as part of the UK forces' highly dangerous work supporting the recent elections in Afghanistan. Fusilier Phil Routlidge, 27, from Bedlington, Northumberland,...
Leading to Better Way; Police Guide for Young
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY POLICE are giving young people maps in a bid to direct them away from crime. Officers carrying out after school patrols are dishing out 'Hang Out in Newcastle' leaflets outlining activities and services available for young...
Macca: We Let Them off Hook
GEORGE McCARTNEY insists Sunderland have only themselves to blame for their defeat at Burnley. The Northern Ireland international says the Black Cats had more than enough chances to kill off the newlypromoted Clarets, but failed to take them and...
Man Stole Cash to Lavish on New Girlfriend; FINANCE CHIEF GUILTY OF FRAUD
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A BESOTTED businessman could be jailed for stealing thousands of pounds to spend on his girlfriend. Alex Wood was out of his league when he fell for a girl whose friends were all big spenders. They had better jobs than...
More Teens Are Offered Life-Saving Cancer Jab; A Campaign to Vaccinate Teenagers against Cervical Cancer Is Now Being Extended to Protect Older Girls Too. KATY SIMPSON Explains
Byline: KATY SIMPSON IT could save thousands of lives. Vaccinations against cervical cancer have already been given to girls aged 12 and 13 across the country. Now even more youngsters are to be protected, with the national immunisation scheme...
MOTOR MENACE; Persistent Offender Jailed as He Clocks Up 11th Car Offence
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS HE has been dubbed one of the region's worst motor menaces. Thomas Tote has been locked up for his 11th driving whilst disqualified offence. He is back behind bars only weeks after his release from prison for an unrelated...
Murray Battles despite Injury
ANDY MURRAY was due to see a wrist specialist today before planning out the rest of his year following Great Britain's Davis Cup defeat by Poland at Liverpool's Echo Arena. The world No 3 played on all three days of this weekend's tie despite the...
Onions Helps to Get England in the Groove
Byline: STUART RAYNER ANDREW STRAUSS hailed Graham Onions for his part in England's long-awaited first one-day win of the summer against Australia - and admitted it was a relief to get it. Graeme Swann was the star performer in the four-wicket...
Pet Watch
Byline: Genna Reeca WITH just five days until our Benton North Farm Fun Day the shelter is busy organising the final touches. We are extremely excited and hope it is as successful as the last time. The Fun Day will be running from 12.30 to 3pm,...
Play Area Destroyed by Firebugs; PARENTS FURIOUS AFTER PARK RUINED BY VANDALS
Byline: ROB PATTINSON ANGRY parents have condemned vandals who trashed this children's play park. Charred springs are all that remain of playground rides in the park next to South Benwell Primary School, Newcastle. Smashed bottles and discarded...
Pounds 68,446 That's How Much You're Paying Every Day for Sick Junkies and Alcoholics; CHRONICLE PROBE REVEALS SHOCKING BENEFITS FIGURES
Byline: ADAM JUPP JUNKIES and alcoholics in the North East are costing the taxpayer an estimated pounds 25m a year by going on the sick. That is the finding of a Chronicle probe into the number of people claiming Government handouts and blaming...
Punters Panel
Our panel give their views on the victory over Plymouth Argyle GRAHAM BREWIS WE got there in the end, but not very convincingly. It took their equaliser and our two substitutions to shake us out of our lethargy. We really should be finishing these...
Punters Panel
Our panel give their views on the game away to Burnley GORDON MABON GAMES can turn on substitutions and alas this one went against us. We lost our way when Jones came on as Malbranque's creativity could not be replaced and our front two had to feed...
Raising the Sails; MAN'S ROUND-THE-WORLD BID FOR CHILDREN'S CHARITY CASH
Byline: TOM MULLEN BRAVING the waves, sailor Mark Cole has embarked on a roundthe-globe challenge. The former navy navigator has set sail on Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. Leaving from Hull...
Readers' Poem
Pass me the fairytale brochure, I need a change, The devil's behind me and he's out of range. Birth and death are all that's real, The stuff in the middle is just fascist zeal. The undertakers' waiting room is the big bad clock, Wake up with...
Record Breakers: 54,000 Take to Streets for Run; CROWDS LINE THE 13-MILE ROUTE AS: LARGEST NUMBER OF RUNNERS TAKE PART IN EVENT
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL THIS was the spectacular scene as the great human race took to the streets of Tyneside for a recordbreaking Great North Race. A staggering 54,000 entrants ran the 13.1miles between Newcastle and South Shields, with even...
Remember Josie; Charity Legacy of Tragic Teenage Leukaemia Sufferer
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY COMING to terms with a death in the family is harrowing for anyone, especially when a child dies. But inspirational cancer victim Josie Grove continues to help youngsters facing the same terrifying fate she did, almost...
Replacement for MP Jim Is Chosen; 44-YEAR-OLD ENGINEER WILL BE LABOUR'S NEW CANDIDATE
Byline: ADAM JUPP LABOUR officials have chosen their replacement for retiring veteran MP Jim Cousins. Engineer Chinyelu Susan Onwurah will stand at the next General Election as the party's candidate for Newcastle Central. The 44-year-old former...
Scabies Outbreak at Home; RELATIVES ARE ASKED NOT TO VISIT OLD FOLK
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER VULNERABLE old folk are at risk of catching scabies after an outbreak at a nursing home. St Mark's Care Home, on Split Crow Road in Deckham, Gateshead, has been battling to keep the infectious illness - a rash caused by...
Scrappy United Go the Distance; Toon Show They Can Dig in for Victory As: Pilgrims Prove Promotion Won't Come Easy: Lee Ryder's MATCH ANALYSIS
Newcastle United .... 3 Plymouth Argyle ...... 1 JUST like the distance between St James's Park and Home Park there is still a helluva a journey ahead for Newcastle in the Coca-Cola Championship. And it will be a bone-crunching route with plenty...
Sprint King Kilty Proves the Quay to Putting the Wind Up the Aussies
ENGLAND destroyed Australia in the first street athletics match between the two countries at the Great North City Games on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides. The two nations were level 1-1 after the opening day's action when Steve Lewis won...
Tait: We Failed Miserably to Deal with Tigers; BLUE SQUARE NORTH
BLYTH Spartans boss Mick Tait admitted his side had been a soft touch in the 3-1 defeat at lowly Gloucester City. The Tigers had lost all five games, conceding 14 goals at their temporary home at Cirencester, but they roared back after Robbie Dale...
Taylor Says United Have the X-Factor
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVEN TAYLOR has revealed the feel-good factor at St James's Park could hardly be higher going into the clash with Peterborough United tomorrow night. Taylor pulled off a special celebration in tribute to Simon Cowell on Saturday...
Veteran Ian Is Wor First One Home
Byline: BILL MCGUIRK NO 1 AGAIN: Martin Lel celebrates his victory in the Great North Run PICTURES: IAIN BUIST NO 1 AGAIN: Martin Lel celebrates his victory in the Great North Run PICTURES: IAIN BUIST PICTURES: IAIN BUIST PICTURES: IAIN BUIST ON...
Vipers Shut the Door on Old Rivals Belfast
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE VIPERS may well have lost the leadership of the Elite League this weekend but general manager Jaimie Longmuir has revealed his troops are still feeling "on top of the world" after seeing off one of the title frontrunners...
We've No Room for Showboaters
CHRIS HUGHTON turned towards his own dug-out with his face contorted and clenched fist pumping the air in relief and delight. An hour had expired at St James's Park and a worrying 1-1 scoreline against rock-bottom Plymouth had thankfully been dispatched...
Whitley Make It Three in a Row
WHITLEY Warriors have emerged from three tough opening English National League games, all away, with three victories after coming from behind to beat defending champions Sheffield 3-2 last night. Coach Simon Leach was delighted with the performance...
Why It's Vital We Cut Down Carbon Levels; Plans Are in the Pipeline to Make the North East a Hub for Renewable Energy and Eco-Friendly Technologies. Energy and Climate Change Minister David Kidney Talks to SONIA SHARMA on a Visit to Tyneside
WORK is under way to turn old shipbuilding sites along the Tyne into leading green energy centres. American firm Clipper has been awarded a pounds 4.4m Government grant to build the world's biggest offshore wind turbine blades in the North East....
Writing the E Latest Chapter Spital's History of City Hos; A Mental Health Nurse Has Celebrated His Retirement by Writing a Book about the History of the Hospital Where He Devoted So Much of His Life. VICTORIA PAGE Reports
IT IS a place which has been shrouded in mystery for hundreds of years. But now some of St Nicholas Hospital's secrets are to be laid bare. A retired mental health nurse has put pen to paper to record the fascinating history of the vast Victorian...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro IT'S proving easy for you to upset those around you. You may not realise it, but you're giving off an arrogant air. Anything you can do to play it down will only go in your favour. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904...
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