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 September 5, 2009

A Hole Load of Trouble; 19TH CENTURY MINE WORKINGS CAUSED ROAD TO COLLAPSE
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL IT WAS the suburban street that turned into the highway from hell. Shocked binmen were left stranded when the road collapsed underneath them as they made their rounds, trapping part of their lorry in a huge crater. And...
Animals on the Move as Jesmond Dene Gets Facelift; MULTI-MILLION POUND BOOST WILL RESTORE PARK TO VICTORIAN GLORY
Byline: AMY HUNT GUINEA pigs have packed their bags, goats have gone away and rabbits have hopped off to find a new home. Animals from Pets' Corner in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, have been moved out while their pens get a facelift. The goats,...
Boozed Up and Ready to Control Our Planes; AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER WHO DROVE TO WORK DRUNK
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY BOOZED-UP and over the limit, this air traffic controller could have caused disaster over our skies. The 55-year-old control manager was responsible for planes above Newcastle International Airport. But Neil Stewart...
Cook Fears Wipe-Out Could Hit Title Bid
GEOFF COOK admits he is concerned the loss of two days' play during the frustrating draw with Somerset could cost Durham in their title decider against Nottinghamshire next week. Durham - who play Essex in the Pro40 League today at the Riverside...
Couple Learn Truth of Tragedy; BRAIN BUG CAUSED DEATH OF BOY, 1, WITH SKULL FRACTURE
Byline: LAURA CAROE A COUPLE who were cleared of child cruelty have finally learned the truth surrounding their son's death. Joshua Cassy was taken to hospital by ambulance after mum Natalie Trainor found him fitting. Joshua spent nearly four...
Deaths
BLAKE (Berkhamsted). Formerly of Whickham. Captain Albert Kenneth (Ken), elder brother and Past Master of Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne, passed away at Watford General Hospital on 22nd August, much loved husband, father and grandfather. He will...
Diamonds Could Be Poles Apart
Byline: BARRY WALLACE AS CRAZY as it sounds, the weather in Poland today could affect the Diamonds' chances in tomorrow's crunch Premier League match at Byker against Rye House. For, if the World Under-21 Team Cup Final in Gorzow - in which Diamonds...
Down-Under DJ; METRO Radio's Tony Horne, It Seems, Has Turned over a New Leaf - in More Ways Than One. His First Book about His Family's Trip to Australia Is out, and Far from Hating Our Pom-Bashing Cousins, He's Come over All Neighbourly. MIKE KELLY Reports
WHEN you mention the name Tony Horne the words 'controversial' and 'outspoken' are usually soon to follow. His radio breakfast show specialises in windups and near-the-knuckle jokes and chat which entertain and infuriate in equal measure. So...
England Lose but Adil Grabs Big Chance
ADIL RASHID took his chance in the absence of Andrew Flintoff to prove he could be the long-term answer as England's allrounder. Australia won the first one-day international at The Brit Oval by four runs - but the very fact England got that close...
Falcons Urged to Keep Eyes Open
Byline: NICK PUREWAL TOM BIGGS has warned his Newcastle Falcons back-row to keep a close eye on Leeds openside Hendre Fourie tomorrow. The Falcons open their Guinness Premiership season at Headingley against promoted Leeds tomorrow (kick-off 3pm)...
Fans to Miss Chance to Say Goodbye; MEMORIAL WILL BE SCREENED FOR IPSWICH BUT NOT NEWCASTLE
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG TOON fans will be deprived of the same chance Ipswich supporters will get to gather in grief for Sir Bobby Robson's final farewell. It was announced on Thursday that the memorial service at Durham Cathedral will be beamed...
Flood Legal Fight; ONE YEAR ON, COUPLE ARE BACK HOME BUT Pounds 40,000 OUT OF POCKET
Byline: VICKY ROBSON A COUPLE who were forced to flee their dream home after it was destroyed by flash floods are taking legal action after being left pounds 40,000 out of pocket. Andrew and Jacqueline Gilmour's pounds 420,000 retirement bungalow,...
FORMER Tyne and Wear Firefighters [...]
FORMER Tyne and Wear firefighters and personnel are invited to a reunion this month. The party will be held at 7.30pm on September 10 at Lloyds Bar, Quayside, Newcastle. All former staff, including past firefighters, office staff, cooks and cleaners...
Four-Tune Change for Leam Lane; GATESHEAD & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE
LEAM Lane finally hit the ground running in the Gateshead & District Sunday League First Division. Goals from Graham Shannon, Andy Currie, Jordan Veal and Brian Marshall gave them a comfortable 4-1 win over Washington Steps. They weren't...
Francis Wood Church Matters
Open all hours IT'S a sign of the times that church buildings are often locked during the week. Many in the suburbs have been locked for years. We know the reason and we understand why. The problem is one of security and the fear is that thieves and...
Girl Mugged Victim after Violent Threat; TEENAGER JAILED FOR METRO ATTACK
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A HOODED girl thug subjected a man with learning difficulties to a terrifying robbery at a Metro station. Ashleigh McShane targeted Andrew Copeland as he crossed a bridge at a South Tyneside train station. The 19 year old...
Gordon on the Mark with Final Triumph
GORDON DOBEY landed the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy, storming to a 4-0 home win over Gary Robson in the final at Bedlington Station WMC. After safely negotiating the qualifying rounds, Bedlington's Dobey raced into a 3-0 lead in the final against...
Helping out Their Local; REGULARS TEAM UP TO GET BURNT-OUT PUB RE-OPENED
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THEY must have been gasping for a pint! Regulars of a pub gutted by flames in an arson attack have worked around the clock to get their local re-opened in record time. The whole community pulled together after the Wincomblee...
I'd Really GLOVE It If We Can Stay out in Front; Harper Dedicates Clean Sheets to His Toon Team-Mates
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE HARPER has insisted Newcastle United can use their tag as Championship table-toppers as the catalyst for an instant return to the Premier League. Despite the dire political backdrop at St James's Park, the team spirit...
Ifs and Butts for Chris to Ponder
CHRIS HUGHTON has done extremely well in unexpectedly piloting Newcastle United to the top of the Championship. However, very shortly he's going to be really tested by having to make an awkward decision. Nicky Butt is currently club captain....
In Memoriam
ADAIR (Kenton). Treasured memories of Steven, our precious son who is always remembered with love, Mam and Dad.xx BARRON (Heaton). William, it's four long years since you left us Dad, miss you every day. Please give Mam a big hug, love always Pippy,...
Inn Is Hitting All the Right Notes; When the Working Week Ends, What Better Way to Escape Than with a Couple of Days on the Scottish East Coast? AMY HUNT Finds Four-Star Luxury in Fife
Byline: AMY HUNT IT'S 7pm on a Friday and at a time when most office workers are descending on Newcastle's pubs, we're in our car heading north. Hoping for relaxation and a spot of sightseeing, we're bound for weekend lodgings at The Inn at Lathones,...
It Shore Was Fascinating!
THE last episode of the BBC2 series Coast, concentrating as it did on the North East, was a joy to watch. The presenting team really knew their stuff as they explored the nooks and crannies of the shoreline. It wasn't just a collection of pretty...
It's Six of the Best for Amble; MORPETH SUNDAY LEAGUE
AS USUAL in Challenge Cup week, there were lots of goals. Amble Dock had an easy 6-0 win over Base FC with goals by Mike Straker (2) Karl Taylor, John Wilkie, David Wenrey, and Kalvin Flanaghan. River Coquet FC are finding it heavy going, and...
Juniors Edge out Horse by a Nose; DTE CONSETT SUNDAY LEAGUE
STATION Ex Juniors just edged an end-to-end Consett thriller to come out on top against the Black Horse. It ended up 5-4 to the Station, but spare a thought for Black Horse striker Michael Hurst, who notched a hat-trick and still ended up on the...
Kate's Great Start as Whitley Run Riot; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL ROUND-UP
KATE ST LOUIS made an immediate impact on her debut for Whitley Bay as they stormed to a 6-1 opening-day win at Guiseley in the North East Regional Women's Football League. Whitley took the lead inside the first minute, after St Louis flew down...
Keep Lawn Pests at Bay
WHILE it is good to encourage wildlife into our gardens, there are some insects and animals which will play havoc with our lawns this autumn. Major pests which can transform a lawn from stunning to shabby in a matter of months include leatherjackets,...
Luke's Missing Survival Crunch
Byline: NICK PUREWAL LUKE Branighan has lost his fitness battle for tomorrow's Gateshead Thunder relegation decider. Thunder take on Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium (kickoff 3pm) needing a win to secure their Championship future. Level on 29...
No Doubting Kevin's Goal Threat - Chris
Byline: LEE RYDER KEVIN NOLAN can be the man to spearhead Newcastle United's return to the top flight - according to caretaker boss Chris Hughton. The Scouser has ended up being one of United's best players in August and even attracted interest...
Our Conflict Is for a Good Reason; YOUR SHOUT
THIS week, so much is being written, spoken and filmed about in the media to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, and quite rightly so. The tragic events which commenced 70 years ago this week cost the lives of millions of...
Our Whole Family Is So Frightened after What's Happened; RELATIVES OF SHOT MAN LEFT LIVING IN FEAR
Byline: ROB PATTINSON THE family of a businessman gunned down in a plush suburb say they are now living in fear. Amjed Malik was targeted by masked attackers while he visited a close friend in the exclusive Darras Hall estate, Ponteland, Northumberland....
Police Probe Woman's Death; Man, 29, Is Arrested
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A WOMAN found dead in her home has been named. Detectives are trying to establish how 29-year-old Hayley Jean Kyle died at her house in William Street, Blyth, in the early hours yesterday. Police were called to the scene...
Readers' Wartime Worries; We Look Back 70 Years to Eve of Fighting
THE Second World War was declared on September 9, 1939, I was wondering what was going through people's minds in those dark days and decided the best place to find out was the Chronicle's letters column. All the letters below were first published 70...
Records Are in Real Spin; BILL McGUIRK REPORTS ON THE GATESHEAD TARTAN GAMES
GATESHEAD Harriers were rewarded with excellent weather for their Cleveland Land Services-supported Tartan Games - which resulted in 26 new meeting records. The International Stadium hosted a full programme of events for disability and able-bodied...
Region Is Fair to All People; HUMAN Rights Are Unlikely to Top Hadrian's Wall and Durham Cathedral in a List of Our Local Historic Treasures. but Regional Amnesty International Rep PETER SAGAR Believes Our Tradition of Fairness for Workers Should Be Recognised with Pride, and Particularly the Part Played by the Man Who Founded the Chronicle
Byline: PETER SAGAR FAMILIES on Tyneside have shown themselves to believe in fairness, compassion, justice and tolerance. The North East English heritage on human rights is something which should be cherished by us all. As far back as the...
Richard Courts Success; GRASSROOTS SPORT PICTURE SPECIAL ON THE POPULAR RED HOUSE FARM JUNIOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IN GOSFORTH: City Squash Ace Aims for a Hat-Trick
A NORTH squash champion hopes to make it a hat-trick of wins at a top regional tournament this month. Richard Shellam, of Gosforth, won the North of England Junior County Closed Under-19 Championship aged 16 and 17 - and is aiming to take the title...
Saying Goodbye to Tragic Conor; Family and Friends Bid Farewell to Bike-Crash Victim
Byline: SARA NICHOL GRIEF etched on their faces, the family and friends of teenager Conor Barton gathered to say their final goodbyes. Rain lashed down as mourners filled Holy Trinity Church, in Pelton, County Durham, for the 19-yearold's funeral....
Shields Gun Down Blyth in Cup Match; BLYTH & WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE
NORTH Shields Gunner were firing on all cylinders in the first round of the George Davison Cup, with Blyth Ridley Hotel shot down in a 7-2 defeat. Paul Noon hit five for the Gunner, with John Ball and Thomas Gosling grabbing the other two. Adam...
Sunniside Up as Labour Lose out; TYNESIDE SUNDAY LEAGUE
SUNNISIDE had the stand-out score of the day in Division One, beating title contenders Wallsend Labour 6-3. Chris Puga, Greg Hamilton and Shannon North scored for Wallsend and Nile Murray, Stephen Hay and Michael Robson struck for Sunniside, but the...
Taylor: I'll Dent Murray Hopes
INJURY-TORN American Taylor Dent promised Andy Murray a battle for every point as he set up a thirdround meeting with the world number two at the US Open last night. Dent, 28, playing his first grand slam event since the 2006 Australian Open following...
Teams United for a Tribute; Local Sides Pay Their Respects to Footballer Who Died on the Pitch
Byline: ADAM JUPP UNITED in grief, Tyneside's amateur football world today paid tribute to tragic Lee Turner. The 20-year-old collapsed and died on the pitch while playing for St Oswald's Church Newcastle in the North East Christian Fellowship League....
Terry's Fitness Not an Issue
ENGLAND skipper John Terry has insisted there is no question mark over his fitness ahead of next summer's World Cup finals. Terry pulled out of an England training session on Wednesday with a slight groin injury but has declared himself fully fit...
This Is a State of Emergency!
THERE was eventually bound to be, on the law of averages alone, some refreshing transfer news for weary Toon Army conscripts. And it duly arrived this week neatly done up in a black-and-white bow. Xisco out and Peter Lovenkrands in. Glory...
Usain Bolts to Victory Again
USAIN BOLT was again in vintage form at last night's IAAF Golden League meeting where he ran the world's fourth fastest ever 200 metres despite wet and cold conditions. Bolt admitting to being lifted by an enthusiastic capacity crowd who roared...
We Did Do Deal Admits Straw; Bomber Released over Oil
Byline: PHIL DOHERTY JUSTICE Secretary Jack Straw has acknowledged the prospect of trade and oil deals with Libya played a part in the Government's handling of the Lockerbie bomber. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was convicted of the bombing which...
We'll Adopt More Attacking Approach, Insists Cats Boss Bruce
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS STEVE BRUCE has promised Sunderland fans a more attacking style from his revamped Black Cats. In a major change of pace from Ricky Sbragia's 'safety first' philosophy, Bruce wants to build a team that can provide goals from...
Write off Vipers at Your Peril Says Rob; We Can Prove Doubters Wrong: Newcastle Chief
Byline: JAMES HUNTER NEWCASTLE Vipers coach Rob Wilson has warned the rest of the Elite League to write off his team at their peril. Wilson says many ice hockey fans are predicting a year of struggle for his revamped Vipers side, with some even...
Young Bikers Show off Pedal Power; EIGHT-YEAR-OLD PALS TACKLE 54-MILE ROUTE
Byline: TOM MULLEN THEY'RE only eight years old, but these two cycle whiz kids just pedaled 108 miles between them. School pals Joseph Clements and Daniel McPherson were the youngest cyclists to tackle the Great North Bike Ride. The 54-mile...
Your Stars
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