Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A daily newspaper covering the news, politics, crime, sports, and business of the Newcastle and North East regions of England. Also features profiles of local newsmakers and celebrity news.

Articles from October 4, 2008

Alnwick Just Cave in; Dobie Hits Four in Station Rout Morpeth Sunday League
CHRIS DOBIE banged in four goals as Bedlington Station beat Alnwick A 8-0 in the first round of the George Cave Memorial Cup. David Gibson (2), Ryan Richardson and Sean Taggart also scored for the Station. Bomarsund Social Club bagged a 7-0 win...
Another Witness in the Double Murder Probe
ANOTHER woman witness has contacted police to describe three mystery men outside the flat where a gruesome double murder took place. Det Supt Steve Wade, of Northumbria police who heading the investigation into the killings of two Chinese graduates,...
Arrows Fail to Hit the Target; Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League Under-11 to Under-13 Divisions
UNDER-11 Premier League newcomers Ponteland scored an emphatic 11-1 win over Jarrow Arrows. Colman scored a consolation goal for the Arrows, but strikes from Hume (2), Pybus, Bates, Brown, Gray, Coulson and Bewley (4) sent the points Ponteland's...
Bates Men Undone by Old Boy Charvis; MATCH ANALYSIS
Newport 25 Newcastle 14 FORMER Newcastle captain Colin Charvis grounded the Falcons with a super-sub display for Newport Gwent Dragons in the EDF Energy Cup clash at Rodney Parade. The 35-year-old flanker, now part of the Dragons' coaching...
Clark's Hat-Trick Proves to Be No Miner Achievement; DTE Consett Sunday League
A HAT-TRICK from David Clark set Blackhill Miners on their way to a 5-2 success at Chopwell Central. Jamie Stafford put away the other two, while the Central replied through David Spark and Irving Ruddick. South Moor FC were 4-3 winners at Consett...
Dad Is So Bad. and These Guys Are Louts
Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN Crime Reporter PUSHING a pram through a baby shop, he looks like any proud dad. But look closely, and you'll see there's no baby in the buggy. For this suspected crook simply walked into a Mothercare store and strolled...
Defeat Is Enough to Make Blyth Cri; Synergy Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League
BURRADON and New Fordley defeated Blyth Sports and Social Club 2-0 in the final of the David Crichton Cup. Burradon had the better of the early exchanges, and it was no surprise when they took the lead after 10 minutes. They went 2-0 ahead 10...
Derek Targets Cup of Glory
Byline: By LEE RYDER DEREK CAMPBELL wants to reward Newcastle Vipers' fans by helping steer his side to Challenge Cup glory this season. The Canadian ace and his team-mates will take on Manchester Phoenix in their first Group A fixture of the...
Dirty Harry; Fly-Tipper Caught Dumping Waste by Police Officer
Byline: By PETER TAYLOR A CHEEKY fly-tipper claimed he was just spending a penny when he was caught dumping waste. Harry Manson tipped a huge amount of hedge cuttings on farmland belonging to the Duke of Northumberland. But his flouting of...
Drunk, Banned and No Licence - Yet Still He Drove
MANIAC driver Daltery Roger Pearson was jailed for five years for killing his mate in an horrific road smash. The banned driver, who had never sat his test, got behind the wheel of his car while drunk and drove dangerously for several miles. ...
East End Win Hopes Are Tor-N to Pieces; Pin Point Recruitment NABC League
RED House Farm Torino started their Under-11 League Division One season in style with a 3-1 win over Newcastle East End. Torino took the lead in the first period through Charlie Soulsby, but East End equalised before half-time after Ethan Tait finished...
Encouraging Mums to Take a Breast Test; the North East Is One of the First Regions in the UK to Get Its Own Breastfeeding Champion. Reporter SOPHIE DOUGHTY Spoke to the New Infant Feeding Co-Ordinator about Her Quest to Convince Mums That Breast Is Best
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY NEW mums in the North East are less likely to breastfeed their babies than almost anywhere else in the country. The region has one of the worst rates of breastfeeding initiation in the UK, which itself has one of the lowest...
Factory Worker Gets Trapped in Machine; Engineering Firm Probe Is Launched
Byline: By TOM MULLEN A HEALTH and safety probe has been launched after a man was trapped in machinery at a factory. Express Engineering Ltd on the Team Valley, Gateshead, is being investigated following the incident, which left a 43-year-old...
Feature: I'M A COW BOY; Grandad Richard Halford Ran a Successful Textile Firm on Tyneside before Giving It All Up to Work with Folds of Highland Cattle in the Northumberland Hills. LIZ LAMB Chats to Him
Byline: LIZ LAMB STRANDED in Amsterdam Airport on the way back from a business trip to Istanbul, textile boss Richard Halford had missed his connection and faced a tiresome eight-hour wait. Jetting all over the world sourcing fabrics for his...
Field of Gold; SCHOOL GRASS IS USED FOR SMALL-SCALE GREAT NORTH RUN FUNDRAISER
Byline: By NICOLA JUNCAR Education Reporter PUPILS at a Tyneside school pulled on their running shoes to help their classroom assistant prepare for the mammoth task ahead of her. Children at Grange First School, Newcastle, staged their very own...
Francis Wood; Church Matters
SPARE A PRAYER Even if you've never ploughed a field or scattered and you live in the city, Harvest Festival seems right at this time of year. The sheaf of corn stands proudly at the font as we sing "the rushes by the river we gather every day"....
Grant to the Four as Duke Give Opponents the Bird; Gateshead and District Sunday League
DUKE Of Cumberland got back to winning ways by beating Bird Inn 5-2. John Grant hit four goals for the Duke boys, but it was not all one-way traffic. The Bird flew into a one-goal lead through David Stewart, but minutes later up popped Grant...
Green Light for Pounds 7.5m Hotel Plan on Historic Site; RESIDENTS LOSE BATTLE TO HALT DEVELOPMENT IN CONSERVATION AREA
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor PLANS for a new 95-bed hotel in the heart of historic Newcastle have been given the go-ahead despite objections. The scheme involves building a new six-storey Sleeperz hotel and converting some old railway...
Growing Memories of Their School Pals; MEMORIAL GARDEN TO REMEMBER TUMOUR VICTIMS
Byline: By VICKY ROBSON IT'S a special place where two youngsters will forever be remembered. Jack Dodgson and Lewis Ryan, both six, died while they were pupils at Westerhope Primary School, Newcastle. Jack, of Rosedale Court, West Denton...
GUILTY OJ MAY BE JAILED FOR LIFE; Verdict on 12 Charges
Byline: By WESLEY JOHNSON OJ Simpson faces spending the rest of his life behind bars today after being found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery. An all-white jury of nine women and three men in Las Vegas unanimously found him guilty of all...
Gusts Blow Away Amici Cup Hopes; Cook and Turnbull Cramlington Sunday League
SHANKHOUSE United and Forest Hall Amici served up seven goals in the Terry Lee Memorial Cup, the House just shading it 4-3. It was the Gustard brothers who again did the damage with two for Kevin and one for Lee, Steve Hogg the other scorer. ...
Guthrie Aiming to Get Toon on Track; Danny's Keen to Forget Ban
Byline: By LEE RYDER DANNY GUTHRIE is hoping that three weeks of frustration will evaporate into the Merseyside skies when Newcastle United lock horns with Everton tomorrow. United take on the Toffees without a win in five, but Guthrie has been...
His Lad Brings Hope out of Senseless Loss; AS CRAZED CAR KILLER IS JAILED, VICTIM'S FAMILY SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THEIR AGONY
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY ONE young life was lost and more lie shattered in the aftermath of motoring madness. But if one good thing has come from the tragic end of Dane Naylor, it's in the burning ambition of his son Shay. Having struggled...
Joe Deserves Fans' Support
Byline: Alan Oliver OKAY, I will admit it. That when the Newcastle United Press office handed out a sheet of paper last Friday lunch-time telling the world that Joe Kinnear had been appointed interim manager, I was completely underwhelmed. ...
Joe's Coach Hopes
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR will bring in a specialist coach to help him in his post as Newcastle United interim manager early next week. Kinnear wants to get tomorrow's game with Everton at Goodison Park out of the...
JOE TO HAND SHOLA CHANCE; Kinnear Puts His Faith in Ameobi
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR is ready to put his faith in Shola Ameobi for tomorrow's game at Everton. But while Jose Enrique is back in the picture, the United interim boss was forced to rule fellow fullback Habib Beye...
King Looks to Add a Swedish Season
Byline: By BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE ace Jason King flies out to Sweden today in a bid to clinch a contract with top side Smederna for next season. But Diamonds' fans have no need to worry that King might be deserting them - any Swedish racing...
Kinnear Has No Fear over Trial by Television; Six Games in Spotlight for United
Byline: By ALAN OLIVER Chief Sports Writer JOE KINNEAR has no fears over his stint as Newcastle United manager being played out in front of the whole country via the television cameras. Kinnear knows that he faces trial by television as United's...
Letter: Smoke Ban Is for Public's Protection
Byline: Vicky Nichol REGARDING Mike Bell from Byker ("Ban has stopped my social life", October 2), I am a smoker and I have to say that I totally disagree with your point of view. The ban isn't stopping people turning out to the pubs, ifs the...
Lib Dem Leader Outlines Vision for the Region
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON THE Toon is a shining example of a top Liberal Democrat city. That was the message from the party's leader Nick Clegg when he visited Tyneside yesterday. Newcastle City Council has been Lib Dem-controlled since the...
Little Pieces of Paradise; Our Me and My Garden Competition Winners Have Been Chosen and an Overall Winner Will Be Announced Shortly. in the First of a Two-Part Series, LIZ LAMB Looks Back at Some of the contendersIN ASSOCIATION COWELL'S GARDEN CENTRE
Byline: LIZ LAMB Our Me and My Garden competition winners have been chosen and an overall winner will be announced shortly. In the first of a two-part series, LIZ LAMB looksback at some of the contenders MARIE MARSH Teaching assistant Marie Marsh...
Maggots Spark Health Scare
A TYNESIDE hospital shut two operating theatres after maggots were found. The insects had been feeding on a dead seagull on the roof of South Tyneside District Hospital and found their way into the corridor. The area was thoroughly cleaned after...
My Wild Dream Has Come True; NEW START FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS QUIT THE RAT-RACE
Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY THERE is no wonder Kaleel Zibe is snaphappy. The former company boss has quit the rat race to turn his hobby into a career after accidently discovering he has a real talent for photography. The 40-year-old of Gosforth,...
Nearly Dying Gave Me My Special Drive; TOON TAKEOVER HOPEFUL REVEALS HOW NEAR-FATAL STROKE CHANGED HIS LIFE NEWCASTLE UNITED
Byline: By ADAM JUPP Chief Reporter THE man leading a Toon takeover bid says a neardeath experience gave him the inspiration to make a move for the Magpies. The Chronicle exclusively revealed Jonathan Cleland's masterplan as his South African...
Newcomers an Unknown Quantity for Fab
Byline: By PAULNILSEN FAB Flournoy claims his Newcastle Eagles side will be making a trip into the unknown when they face league newcomers Worthing Thunder tonight. Flournoy always likes to be well prepared, and for once he has admitted that...
No Place like Home for Camp; Travellers Look Set for a Lengthy Stay
Byline: By SONIA SHARMA THEY pitched up on green belt land and set up camp without permission. But despite an uproar from people living near their camp in West Boldon, South Tyneside, a travellers' group looks set to stay. Planning bosses...
ON THIS DAY; Remember When A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Byline: RAY MARSHALL BORN ON THIS DAY 1814: Jean Franciose Millet. French painter. 1895: Buster Keaton. American comedian. Born Joseph Frank Keaton. 1924: Charlton Heston. US film actor, films include Ben Hur, Greatest Show on Earth and The Ten...
Payback Time Now, Pledges Owen
Byline: By LEE RYDER MICHAEL OWEN has told Newcastle United's struggling stars that they must start repaying the Toon Army after their dreadful run of form, starting at Goodison Park tomorrow. The Toon skipper has been left bewildered by events...
Set Fair for Our Nostalgia Night; GIBBO'S WORLD
Byline: JOHN GIBSON IN DARK days of despair, it is reassuring to recall when the sun shone relentlessly out of an endless blue sky. Thus I was comforted yesterday to be reunited with the joy of Newcastle's last triumph of note, the winning of...
SIR JOHN'S SHARE WARS; United Takeover Battle Was Raging 20 Years Ago Remember When A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Byline: RAY MARSHALL IT WAS 20 years ago today that the Newcastle United share war was blasted wide open as Sir John Hall's Magpie group found a chink in the ranks of Newcastle shareholders. The Evening Chronicle announced on October 4, 1988,...
Spartans Score Well in Opener; Northumberland Girls League
BLYTH Spartans kicked off their Under-10 League fixtures with a 3-1 victory over Newbiggin Hall. Spartans found the net in quick succession through Jacqueline Enfield, Georgia Lyall and Megan Green, Hall's Charlie Brooks replying. Cramlington...
Star Aims to Rub out Bad Memory; Run Victory Is Pavey's Target
DETERMINED Jo Pavey is hoping this year's Bupa Great North Run will help ease the memory of a painful baptism in the world of road running. A distressed Pavey struggled across the finish line at Marsden two years ago in fourth place and needing...
Toon Fire a Triple Salvo; Girls Football Round-Up
NEWCASTLE United picked up three points in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division with a 3-1 win at newcomers Leicester City. Melanie Reay put the Magpies in front on 17 minutes from the penalty spot after Rachel Furness was fouled. ...
Toon's Wise Guys Not Good Enough
Byline: MAC A FOOTBALL manager is judged in the main by his signings. That's what my old boss Joe Harvey was particularly good at, and Kevin Keegan created his reputation on assembling the Entertainers. Well, the legacy of Dennis Wise and...
Travel: Top Spot to Spend Time and Money; ALEX TAYLOR Heads to Leeds for the Weekend - Credit Cards at the Ready
Byline: ALEX TAYLOR LEEDS - the Knightsbridge of the North, they say. It's a bold claim, given the reputation of its bigger Lancashire rival, Manchester. With my partner recently moving down to Yorkshire, Leeds seemed to be the perfect place...
Vent Your Spleen
IN THURSDAY'S Chronicle there was a letter headed "Ban has stopped my social life" regarding smoking. I totally agree with Mike Bell from Byker. It has stopped our social life as well, as we don't go out and socialise with our friends now. Actually...
Walton Is on Marc to Make It a Happy Social Occasion; North East Sunday League
MARC WALTON was on the mark with five goals for Blakelaw Social in their 7-1 Premier Division win at Walker Jubilee, Paul Clark adding the other two. There were 3-2 wins for Westfield Social at home to Blue Star Social, Craig Burke scoring twice,...
Warriors Set for a Tough Contest
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors are on the road again this weekend looking to claim a third straight away victory. But coach Simon Leach expects this evening's game in Sheffield will be his side's toughest test so far. "Without a doubt...
We're Wishing to Get out and about; ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP NEEDS TRANSPORT FUNDING
Byline: By KATY SIMPSON THEIR smiles hide the agony of living with crippling arthritis. And for these members of Newcastle's East End Arthritis Club, there is no better cure than a laugh and a joke at their weekly meetings. The group has provided...
Wildlife Haven Project Takes Root
CHILDREN helped plant the foundations of a new wildlife haven. Holiday Inn Washington, Gateshead, have teamed-up with Tree Appeal to create a new habitat for local wildlife in its grounds. Pupils from Newbottle First School, with the help of...
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