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Articles from June 6, 2008

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HAROLD & KUMAR - ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY (18) Sequel to the 2004 comedy Harold & Kumar Get The Munchies in which the room-mates and best friends Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are mistaken for terrorists and rushed to Guantanamo...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Sixth Season (Cert 18, 164 mins, HBO Video, DVD pounds 24.99/Season 1-6 DVD box set pounds 79.99, Comedy) Pastures new beckon for many characters in these 10 hilarious episodes featuring appearances from guest stars...
A Midsummer's Dream Come True; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, OPERA NORTH, THEATRE ROYAL YOUNG REVIEWERS 2008/09
Byline: PHILIP WEST THE ornate setting of the Theatre Royal provides a stage upon which the most epic and grandiose of performances can thrive. This production of the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night's Dream was a master class in the art...
Backing Our Model Mum in Big Bro House
A MUM from Chester-le-Street became the latest North East contestant to enter the Big Brother house last night. Part-time model Jennifer Clark, 22, now joins 15 others contestants in the battle for a pounds 100,000 prize to be crowned winner of...
Big Time for Little; Interview
AT 28, Ralf Little has decided it's time to get serious about his acting career. The boyishly good-looking actor came to fame in the hugely-popular sitcom The Royle Family and followed it up with a role in Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps....
Brothers Mixing Up the Mood; Morcheeba Are at the Sage Gateshead Tomorrow, Reports Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR
Byline: GORDON BARR MORCHEEBA have become the multi-million-selling darlings of downtempo over the past decade with their soul and countryinflected mood music. Here is an outfit whose refusal to be categorised musically extends to their very...
Build a Team Round Taylor
Robbie Elliott, Seaton Delaval WHICH PLAYER WOULD YOU SIGN THIS SUMMER? I would love to see Diego come to St James's over the summer. He looked a class act for Werder Bremen against Rangers in the UEFA Cup this season. Newcastle lack creativity...
Building Skills; STUDENTS' BRICKLAYING LESSON FOR CHARITY TRIP
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR FROM Kenton to Costa Rica, these students are jetting across the world to help disadvantaged people. A team of 14 sixth formers at Kenton School, Newcastle, are flying out to Central America next month for a two-week...
Bye Bye; Hundreds of Mourners Turn out as Tragic Hayley Adamson Is Laid to Rest
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON HUNDREDS of friends and family said an emotional goodbye to Hayley Adamson this afternoon. Flowers decked out the 16-year-old's coffin as the funeral cortege set off from her home in Cedar Road, Fenham. Memories of...
Couple in Horrifying Bedroom Attack Hell; Man Is Locked Up for His Terror Bottle Raid as Partners Slept
Byline: By ROB KENNEDY A SLEEPING couple were slashed with a broken bottle by an attacker who burst into their bedroom. Kevin Adams and Roxanne Foster were sleeping when Graham Martin forced his way into their house. He made his way to their...
Cricket: Back Colly, for Piet's Sake!
KEVEN PIETERSEN has urged England's selectors to keep faith with Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell by claiming there is no one in county cricket better than those currently in the team. The Hampshire batsman hit a brilliant 115 to help England to a...
Cricket: Consett Outfit Get Lead out; Wellstream N'land and Tyneside Senior League
AFTER a poor start to the season the fortunes of Leadgate have suddenly improved following two victories. The Consett outfit was one of the clubs involved in the four-way battle for the title last season and their lethargic start to the new campaign...
Cricket: Eppleton Are Rocked as Captain Jumps Ship; Warmseal Durham Senior League
Byline: CHRIS WEST EPPLETON have been rocked by the loss of first-team captain David Lowther to Hetton-le-Hole neighbours Hetton Lyons. All-rounder Lowther said: "I had been a bit disillusioned for a while, and Saturday's loss to Felling seemed...
Cricket: Flames Blow as Aussie Leaves; Three Counties N'land League
Byline: NICK PUREWAL BLUE Flames will have to fight their relegation battle without an overseas professional. The Three Counties Northumberland League has rejected their application to replace Aussie Scott Neeson, who has returned home to be...
Cricket: Lord's Return Will Be Smith's Target
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON RECALLED Durham batsman Will Smith is delighted the Dynamos have a home tie in the semifinal of the Friends Provident Trophy. Durham will host Kent Spitfires, who beat Somerset Sabres by 37 runs yesterday, on July 4 as...
Cricket: Matt Finish as He Calls It a Day; Skipper Hynd Quits Newcastle Northern Rock North East Premier League
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE will go into their Premier League derby clash with Sunderland still rocked by the resignation of captain Matt Hynd. The player, who has dedicated 15 years of his career to Newcastle, was called into a meeting by chairman...
Diamonds Need a Rebel Rouser
Byline: By BARRY WALLACE ANY team looking to end a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats does not want to be facing table topping Somerset Rebels on their Oak Tree Arena home track. But that's the enormous task facing Newcastle Diamonds...
Disabled Boy's Pounds 1m Pay-Out; Medical Mistakes at Birth
Byline: By LISA HUTCHINSON A FAMILY has won a settlement which could reach pounds 1million after their son was left with cerebral palsy after medical mistakes were made during his birth And, after their legal battle, they have received an apology...
Epic Tale of Khan's Rise; MONGOL (15, 125 Mins) Drama/Romance. Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun, Amadu Mamadakov, BA Sen, Odnyam Odsuren, Bayartsetseg Erdenabat. Director: Sergei Bodrov. ***
KAZAKHSTAN'S entry for this year's Academy Awards as Best Foreign Language Film is an epic chronicling the rise of Genghis Khan from orphaned boy to bloodthirsty leader of men. Mongol may not sound like the most appealing prospect - a two-hour,...
Family's Woe at Mystery Deaths; SHOCK OVER TWIN AND MUM'S PASSING
Byline: By SONIA SHARMA INSEPARABLE during their lifetime, twins Colin and Stephen McKenzie were cruelly parted by death. Brought up in Daisy Hill, Walker, Newcastle, the brothers were kindred spirits. But Stephen died after developing a blood...
Football: LET'S REIGN IN SPAIN; Toon Ready for Tourney in Majorca
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer NEWCASTLE United are tying up the loose ends which will see them take part in a preseason tournament in Majorca. It has already been reported on the sunshine Spanish island that United will be taking...
Football: Mira Had United Flying; Samba Time at St James's as Brazilian Hotshot Flies in While Two Home-Grown Stars Grab Their Big Chance with Toon Final Part of Our Super Series PARTNERS IN TYNE
Byline: By LEE RYDER THE sight of a black-and-white-clad Geordie donning a sombrero in East Anglia isn't something the good folk of Norwich see every day. Yet that was exactly the scene when Francisco Ernami Lima de Silva - Mirandinha to the...
Football: Mort's Victory Conga Low Point of Season: Quinn
SUNDERLAND chairman Niall Quinn has admitted his worst moment of last season was having to watch Newcastle counterpart Chris Mort celebrating a derby victory with a boardroom conga. The Irishman, twice a winner at St James's Park as a player, was...
Football: Sparky Has No Regrets Leaving
MARK HUGHES has no regrets about quitting Blackburn for Manchester City. Even though City have finished below Rovers in the last two Premier League campaigns, Hughes had no hesitation in accepting the job at Eastlands once Blues owner Thaksin Shinawatra...
Football: United Lose out on Ace Madine
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer CARLISLE United have put their promising young striker Gary Madine on a new three-year contract to keep him out of the clutches of Newcastle United. And the 17-year-old from Gateshead has been happy...
FREE Pounds 3 BET ON EURO 2008
EURO 2008 kicks off tonight, Saturday June 7, and to whet your appetite, the Chronicle has teamed up with leading North-East betting firm Chisholm Bookmakers to offer all readers a FREE pounds 3 bet on the tournament. The Free pounds 3 bet voucher...
FREE Pounds 3 BET ON EURO 2008; EURO 2008
EURO 2008 kicks off tomorrow and to whet your appetite, the Chronicle has teamed up with leading North-East betting firm Chisholm Bookmakers to offer all readers a FREE pounds 3 bet on the tournament. The Free pounds 3 bet voucher can be used on...
Game Reviews
If you've played a game and would like to review it, log on to www.whatsonne.co.uk and leave your opinions Title: Lego: Indiana Jones Platform: PS3 Genre: Action Price: pounds 39.99 The fourth film in the Indiana Jones series may not have...
Hard Hitting Thriller True to Life; GONE BABY GONE (15, 113 Mins) Thriller. Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, John Ashton, Madeline O'Brien. Director: Ben Affleck. ****
ART reflects real life, sometimes with affection, sometimes with brutal honesty that sends a chill down the spine. Gone Baby Gone, a hard-hitting adaptation of the crime thriller by Dennis Lehane about the abduction of a four-year-old girl, was...
Has Paul Got Jokes for You? Paul Merton and Chums Will Be Taking to a Newcastle Stage on Monday. We Find out More
IN A show business world where gossip and conjecture and rumour and tittle tattle can often reign supreme, Paul Merton may feel himself lucky to have got off relatively lightly. The most savage bit of whisper mongering he has encountered in recent...
Heroes Kelly and Peacock Lift Gloom; PARTNERS IN TYNE
Byline: By LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United No 9s will always be hailed as heroes on Tyneside. But if ever there was a player who deserves silver service whenever he returns to the Toon it's got to be David Kelly - oh and by the way Gavin Peacock can't...
I Used to Live on Things from the Freezer. It Was So Easy; with the Credit Crunch Taking a Firmer Than Ever Grip, Single Parents Are Being Taught How to Cook Meals on a Budget in an Initiative in Northumberland. LIZ LAMB Tucks In
Byline: LIZ LAMB THE smell of chicken curry fills the cor-ridors and there are shrieks of laughter coming from kitchen. Inside there is a group of young mums, a grandmother and a step-dad, who are chat-ting animatedly about their latest cookery...
I've Got 'Em in Stitches; INGRID'S SUPERSIZE CHARITY TASK
Byline: By LISA HUTCHINSON WHO says size doesn't matter? Knitting may be making it big in celebrity headlines, but no needles come bigger than Ingrid Wagner's, which are four metres long and 8cm in diameter. And the nutty knitter is aiming...
Lawn Tennis: Jelena Staying Upbeat
SERBIA'S Jelena Jankovic refused to be too downbeat after crashing out of the French Open at the hands of compatriot Ana Ivanovic. Jankovic, seeking a place in her first grand slam final, fell to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 loss in the much anticipated semi-final...
Let's Invest in Iniesta
James Hayley, North Shields: WHICH PLAYER WOULD YOU SIGN THIS SUMMER? Iniesta of Barcelona. I think he would be just what we need in midfield for that creativity! Also Joao Moutinho to replace Damien Duff. He is still only 21 and would be a great...
LIFESAVERS; Rescue in Pyrenees
Byline: By SARA NICHOL LIKE a scene from a horror movie, blood soaked the snow. That was the sight that greeted a group of cadets who became caught up in a dramatic mountain rescue. The group were hailed after they rescued two badly injured...
Lord's Return Will Be Smith's Target
Byline: By JEFF BOWRON RECALLED Durham batsman Will Smith is delighted the Dynamos have a home tie in the semifinal of the Friends Provident Trophy. Durham will host Kent Spitfires, who beat Somerset Sabres by 37 runs yesterday, on July 4 as...
Lorry Stowaways Are Rounded Up; Immigration Probe as Six Held by Police
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter SUSPECTED illegal immigrants were found in the back of a lorry. Police were called to the Stephenson Industrial Estate, Usworth, Washington, after calls reporting damage to a vehicle parked there. After...
Man Hailed a Hero for Rescuing Girls from Blazing Home; QUICK-THINKING ACTIONS SAVED CHILDREN'S LIVES
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY HE BRAVED flames and smoke to rescue two young girls from a burning house. But Ray McIvor, who saved the lives of the complete strangers, says he is no hero. The 51-year-old from Wallsend was staying with friends...
Many of Those D-Day Heroes Made It Their Ultimate Sacrifice; AIR FORCE VETERAN RECALLS FATEFUL WARTIME LANDINGS
Byline: By DAVID OLD AN eerie silence met Catherine Brightwell as she emerged from an operations room 60ft underground. Soldiers who had filled the streets in the weeks and months leading up to June 6, 1944, had vanished. They had upped and...
Micah's Got Real Quality
Archie Brand, Bahrain: WHICH PLAYER WOULD YOU SIGN THIS SUMMER? Micah Richards. Between Richards, Faye and Taylor, we would have a tremendously strong defensive core that can get forward when required. WHO WOULD YOU HAVE AS CAPTAIN? Butt....
Missing Link Is Deco
Tony Claxton, Swindon: WHICH PLAYER WOULD YOU SIGN THIS SUMMER? DECO. I think that his workrate, final pass and engine are absolute quality. He would provide a crucial link between the midfield and attack. WHO WOULD YOU HAVE AS CAPTAIN? ...
Money for Bold Rope
SHE usually needs a wheelchair to get around, but Louise Forrest will be putting her trust in a piece of rope to get her to safety from the heady heights of Tyne Bridge on Sunday. What makes the 26-metre abseil all the more impressive is the fact...
New Team for Mark?
MARK WEBBER has not ruled out a move away from Red Bull Racing when his contract expires at the end of this year. The Australian's fourth-place finish at Monaco two weeks ago lifted him to joint sixth in the drivers' championship and the highest...
Nightspot Ban for Asylum Brawler; Yob Hit out at Doorman
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter VIOLENT thug Agnelo Cadete has been banned from city nightspots. The boozy menace, dubbed a walking time bomb, has been convicted of glassing door staff and innocent revellers, as well as being arrested dozens...
No Need to Attack Doctor
Byline: DR ROGER N FORD IT WAS with much disappointment that I read the personal attack on Dr George Rae, pictured, by Mr Alan Brunskill of Stanley. It was around the current debate about the opening times of GP surgeries. It is important the...
OP WILL REMOVE MY THREE-STONE HERNIA; Dangerous Surgery Will Give Pensioner Freedom
Byline: By LISA HUTCHINSON FED-UP Frances Blaylock is used to people staring at her. Beneath her clothes the pensioner carries a three-stone hernia that hangs to her ankles. Now the 63-year-old is getting ready to undergo a dangerous operation...
Police Smash Ends Man's Charity Push
A CHARITY fundraiser whose van was written off in a smash with a police vehicle today told of his devastation at not being able to continue his bid to raise cash for a sick little boy. Builder Graham Chapell was escorting a team of cyclists on a...
Public Pools to Be Free for All; SWIM FEES SCRAPPED FIRST FOR OVER-60S
PLANS for free admission to public swimming pools in England for the over-60s will be set out today by Gordon Brown in a bid to encourage more people to take up sport ahead of the London Olympics. Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Andy Burnham...
Pub Quiz Uncovered
WOZ and co were at The Piper many years ago where a very popular general knowledge quiz was held on Monday nights, but now we have Quizgo PUB: The Piper, Marden Farm, North Shields QUESTION MASTER: Frank DAY AND TIME OF QUIZ: Monday 9.30pm...
Reader Flaws Boxer Iron Mike; FEEDBACK
Byline: MICK SMITH WE referred to him as The Champ - and to boxing fans around the world, he was. Mike Tyson gained himself a fearsome reputation in the ring, but was jailed in disgrace after being convicted of rape. He also served time for...
Return of Irish Champ; ALAN NICHOL Rounds Up What's Hot on the Roots Scene in the Region
HISTORY repeats itself tonight in The Sage's Hall 2 when crystal-voiced Cara Dillon makes an eagerly awaited return visit. Cara was once the All Ireland Traditional Singing champion at the tender age of 14 but tonight, despite the fact she is still...
Ronaldo Loss Would Be Real Blow: Rio
MANCHESTER UNITED winger Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent 'come-and-get-me' plea to Real Madrid has left Rio Ferdinand fearing for the future of the Old Trafford side. The 23-year-old, currently preparing for Euro 2008 with the Portugal squad in Switzerland,...
Row over Job Switch; New Post Similar to Axed One
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor COUNCIL leaders were accused of "staggering incompetence" today after creating a new high-powered job - to replace one axed last year. Liberal Democrat council chiefs deleted the senior management post...
Rugby Union: Falcons Weigh Up Bald Swoop; Falcons Chief Meets Adam
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL NEWCASTLE Falcons are weighing up a move for out-of-contract Gloucester back-rower Adam Balding. The England A international is expected to leave Kingsholm this summer after four years, and a number of Premiership clubs...
Rugby Union: Henry Has a Heavy Burden
COACH Graham Henry is fully aware of the expectation as he continues to rebuild following New Zealand's failure at last year's World Cup. Tomorrow's game with Ireland in Wellington will be the first time the team has played since they were bundled...
Rugby Union: High-Flier Fenby Reaches New Heights
ONE of the North East's most potent try-scorers hopes to continue his prolific work tonight when the England RU Counties XV take on the USA Eagles A team in New York. Blaydon wing man Andrew Fenby notched 21 tries from 23 club matches and 10 for...
Rugby Union: Woods Has Mind on a Final Fling
Byline: By NICK PUREWAL DAVE WOODS wants Gateshead Thunder's showpiece Kingston Park fixture to round off their season in style. Head coach Woods' men entertain Keighley in National Two at Gateshead Stadium on Sunday (3pm) looking for a seventh...
Spoof Too Late to Be Great; SUPERHERO MOVIE (12A, 86 Mins) Comedy/Action/Romance. Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Marion Ross. Director: Craig Mazin**
SOMEBODY ought to explain to filmmaker Craig Mazin that in Hollywood, you have to respond quickly to audiences' changing tastes. It's vital to strike while the iron is hot, especially with vast sums of money riding on the opening weekend box office....
Stat's Just How They Will Look. Statues to Show Toon Legends Passing on Great Skills
Byline: By TOM MULLEN SMASHING: How the statues of the greatest Geordie goalscorers Milburn and Shearer will look outside St James's Park IT'S the greatest Geordie goalscorers in history as you've never seen them before. Soon statues of these...
The Locals; the North East Local Music Scene
THE old inbox has been creaking this week from the sheer volume of e-mails I've received from local bands and event organisers, and I'm extremely grateful for them all. Keep them coming and I'll try my best to highlight your gigs or any other news....
The Stolen War Heroes; THIEVES SWIPE PLAQUES BEARING NAMES OF DEAD
Byline: By SARA NICHOL THEY PUT their lives on the line for their country. But the names of brave shipyard workers killed in action could be forgotten forever. Thieves have stripped a war memorial of plaques baring the names of Swan Hunter...
Titan's Lifting off for India; Tyne for 1914 Crane to Leave
Byline: By OLIVER WARD IT has proudly stood on the Tyne for decades. But now Swan Hunter's floating crane is being loaded up and moved on as part of an Indian takeaway. The internationally-renowned shipbuilder is sending the Titan III for...
Try, You Won't Miss a Course
Byline: GORDON BARR ONE of the dilemmas of being the Chronicle eating out reviewer is enjoying your nosh so much you are too full for three courses. Yeah right, I hear you cry - at least from those who have seen my developing tummy bulge of late!...
Two Michael Owens. There's Only Two Michael Owens
Byline: By TOM MULLEN HE'S called Michael Owen, he's the top goal scorer for his football club - and he's just nine years old. Mini Michael, who was named after the Toon's star striker, is celebrating after smashing in a whopping 86 goals for...
Two out of Three Saves Ain't Bad; MEAT LOAF THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET IN PENALTY CHALLENGE
Byline: By GORDON BARR Entertainment Editor ROCKER Meat Loaf is excited at the prospect of raising money for charity in the hallowed surroundings of St James's Park. "I don't know if people know how great it is to go down on to the pitch in Newcastle....
Vent Your Spleen
I QUITE agree with the letters about the attitude of some of the bus drivers, but I would just like to thank one of them when I lost my pass on Monday on the bus. He delivered it to my door yesterday. Just to let you know that they are not all the...
What Is the Point of Gay World Cup?
Byline: TONY HORNE AN INTERESTING shift in thinking has occurred. I may be about to cite the first case of heterophobia. Now, my spell check is not even acknowledging that word, so my weekly rant is already undermined, but either way, you should...
What Will You Do to Raise a Smile in City? BOSSES KEEN TO HEAR SUGGESTIONS FOR FRIENDLINESS CAMPAIGN
Byline: By LIZ WALKER A BID to make Newcastle the friendliest city in the UK is gathering momentum. Excitement is growing around the Newcastle City for Peace project, which aims to ensure harmony and respect between the city's diverse communities....
WINDOW PAIN; Report Claims Flats' Pounds 1.7m Double-Glazing Is Unsuitable
Byline: By ALASTAIR CRAIG HOUSING chiefs spent pounds 1.7m on new tower block windows to be told by a surveyor they are the wrong type. Your Homes Newcastle hired contractors to install hundreds of new windows into the Three Sisters tower blocks...
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