Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from June 20, 2009

All the Aces to See off Pack
ALL The Aces went down fighting on his first start for almost a year at Newbury and he can return to winning ways in the Listed toteswinger Pontefract Castle Stakes at the Yorkshire venue. The four-year-old looked to have a bright future ahead of...
Ashley Can Not Kill Our Passion
DAMON said: Very surprisingly in all this lunacy and endless ineptitude, I find one word keeps popping into my head above all others - and it almost makes me laugh out loud to hear it, you will too, I promise - but that word is 'patience'. I say...
A Top Team Effort Clinches Victory
SECOND-placed Top Club saw off the challenge of thirdplaced Red Hackle in the latest round of the Vic Young Super Darts League. Top Club took a 3-2 lead before the start of the singles, then quick wins for Gary Aspin (180) and Brian Campbell were...
Best Year Ever for Cullercoats
Byline: STEVE BROWN CULLERCOATS FC may have missed out narrowly on promotion to the Re/Max Northern Alliance Premier Division but still enjoyed the best season in their 94-year history, winning the Stan Seymour League Cup. A gruelling fixture...
Cent Your Spleen
GIVE US A RING ON (0191) 201 6170 AND TELL US WHAT REALLY MAKES YOU ANGRY. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR INITIALS AND WHERE YOU LIVE " Voting Labour is hammered into many North Easterners from birth and they become blinkered I SEE that it's that time of the...
Cook Fears Loss of Deadly Duo
Byline: NICK PUREWAL HAILING one of Durham's greatest ever wins, Geoff Cook is resigned to losing one or both of strike sensations Graham Onions and Steve Harmison. Strike pair Onions and Harmison plundered 16 of the 20 wickets in the County...
Deaths
HANCOX (Chester .. le . Street). Peacefully at home on 18th June, aged 80 years, Emma, dearly loved wife of Bill, much loved mum of Renee and Anne, devoted grandma to Robin, Beth, Emma and Adam. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed by all her...
Degree of Success for University Stars; Northumbria Honours Sporting Achievement
NORTHUMBRIA University's sporting year reached a glittering climax as hundreds of guests turned out for the 2009 Annual Sports Dinner at Newcastle's Civic Centre. Against a backdrop of spectacular gymnastics from some of Great Britain's 2012 hopefuls,...
Demobbed from Royal Bodyguard; A Northumberland Man Has Kept Alive One of the Country's Grandest Traditions by Serving as a Yeomen of the Guard - the Queen's Ceremonial Bodyguard. He Tells Graeme Whitfield about His Duties
Byline: Graeme Whitfield CHARLES ENDERBY will be known to many as clerk of Hexham Racecourse and to others through his various roles as a Tynedale magistrate, a parish councillor and a former church warden. But few would identify the 69-year-old...
Drunken Mum Neglected Son; BOY, 8, LEFT TO FEND FOR HIMSELF AFTER WOMAN'S BOOZE BINGE
Byline: ROB PATTINSON A CHILD of eight was left to fend for himself in a 'dangerous' home while his mother lay passed out in a drunken stupor. Police found the 46- year-old single mum sprawled naked across her bed after bingeing on booze at a...
Easy Riders Get Set for the Road; Thousands of Pupils to Be Taught Cycling Safety
Byline: VICKY ROBSON THOUSANDS of youngsters are to benefit from a scheme to get them on their bikes. Newcastle City Council has been awarded a grant of pounds 130,000 as part of the National Standard Cycle training scheme to help primary pupils...
Everything's Coming Up Roses
ROSES are Britain's favourite plant, according to a new poll - but they are also on our most hated list. Some 7,500 people voted online to establish the nation's gardening loves and hates in the inaugural Gardeners' World Awards 2009. Roses topped...
Exit of Nadal Boosts Murray
BRIT Andy Murray has a real chance of reaching the Wimbledon final following the withdrawal of top seed and defending champion Rafa Nadal. Nadal pulled out of this year's tournament last night after failing to shake off tendonitis in his knees....
French Trip Was Ideal to Unwind; DAVE MORTON and His Family Experienced Both the Laid-Back and the Vibrant Side of le Francais during a Seven-Day Holiday across the Channel
Byline: DAVE MORTON DESTINATION Paris. I'd been three times before. Once by car and ferry. Twice by air. Today we were going by rail. From Newcastle Central to King's Cross. Then, after literally crossing the road in London, from St...
Glimpse of a Notorious Gang; Chronicle Reporter Infiltrated Thieves
WHO were the Newcastle Racecourse Gang who led Tyneside police a merry dance in the 1930s and who was the mysterious Queen of the gangsters, Nanette Lecroy? Before the Second World War there was a famous gang of hardened criminals that frequented Newcastle...
Hero Answers the Call
THERE'S a new hero in town and his name is Matt Cheesman. Matt was the undoubted star of the documentary Air Medics, about the work of the Great North Air Ambulance. He was the doctor faced with two major incidents on the same day in last night's...
Hot Debate over City Incinerator; an Ongoing Political Row Is Rumbling on over the Issue of the Incineration of Waste in Newcastle. AMY HUNT Reports on the Controversial Issue
Byline: AMY HUNT INCINERATION has been a hot topic in Newcastle for a decade. Debate over what should be done with the thousands of tonnes of rubbish produced in the city each year which cannot be recycled has gone on for months. And the spectre...
Ice Cream Celebration; VIPERS ACADEMY END-OF-SEASON PRESENTATIONS SPECIAL
NEWCASTLE Vipers Academy celebrated a season of success at their annual presentation night. Around 200 players, club officials and friends and family were present to reward the season's efforts. The Under-10s were promoted as champions of North...
In Memoriam
FAETZ (Seghill). Formerly of Byker. Dot. Although one year has passed you are still in our thoughts daily, miss you loads mam Kelly, Karl, Lee, Barry, Joeann, Kay and Micheal xxx. FAETZ (Seghill). Miss you loads Nanna Dot, love Matthew and Oscar...
Jailed for Role in Drugs Gang; FORMER FACTORY WORKER PROVIDED SAFEHOUSE FOR BARONS
Byline: HILARY CLIXBY and ADAM JUPP A FORMER factory worker who provided drug barons with a safehouse has been jailed for 21 months. s Allen Hunter was caught red-handed with other gang members when police raided his home in Winchester Close,...
Jumping at Chance to Remember Pal; TRAGIC GIRL'S FRIENDS RAISE MONEY FOR MEMORIAL PARK IN HER NAME
Byline: KATY SIMPSON IT SHOULD have been a day for celebrating, but Paige Young's sixth birthday will bring only pain. The bubbly youngster from Cramlington, died during surgery to remove her appendix after suffering a heart attack. She should...
Knife Killer Jailed for; JUDGE:VICTIMDESERVESBRAVERY
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A JUDGE jailed tragic hero Deka Kennedy's killer for life and urged the good Samaritan's courage be officially recognised and rewarded. Paul Morrison must serve at least 17 years for murdering the good Samaritan, who stepped...
Kumar Hails His Fearless Finalists
SRI LANKA have been urged to continue playing with "no fear" when they walk out at Lord's tomorrow for an emotional meeting with Pakistan in the ICC World Twenty20 final. Yesterday's 57-run victory over West Indies at the Oval booked Sri Lanka's...
LEE: IT'S AL OR NOTHING; My Old Mate Shearer Is the ONLY Man for Toon Job: Clark
GEORDIE favourite Lee Clark has warned Newcastle United could end up back in the doldrums unless they make a quick decision on Alan Shearer. The Wallsend Boys Club product knows fine well about the hard times on Tyneside after breaking into the...
Mosley Hints at a Silver Lining
MAX Mosley has surprisingly revealed there is a "highly probable" chance of next year's British Grand Prix being at Silverstone. This is, of course, dependent on the state of Formula One in the wake of one of the most seismic days in the sport's...
No-One Should Have to Read about Their Own Death - I've Had Panic Attacks Because of It; WOMAN HORRIFIED TO RECEIVE BANK LETTER OFFERING CONDOLENCES
Byline: SARA NICHOL HER bank thought she was dead - and Margaret Kenny says the shock nearly did kill her. Finance provider Black Horse, part of the Lloyds Banking group, sent a letter to Mrs Kenny's home, addressed to her " executor", the person...
Notice Board
KYPC require additional players for a new under- 10 team next season . They require players to cover a variety of positions. They train on a Friday nights from 6.30- 7.30pm at Amberly Playing Fields Also needed are girls aged nine or 10 on or...
Our Lovely Daughter Shouldn't Be Here! SHATTERED IVF MUM HAD OP TO GET RID OF 'DEAD' BABY ... WHO LIVED
Byline: KATY SIMPSON THIS is Alexandra, the baby who refused to die. After spending thousands of pounds on IVF treatment over a heartbreaking five years, Donna and Neil Caldwell crumbled when doctors told them they could find no heartbeat at...
Parker Back to Rescue North
VETERAN batsman Bradley Parker has been reengaged by Northumberland as their professional - after deciding to release the former Yorkshire player at the end of last season. Parker had been a huge success during his eight years in the paid ranks...
PASHMINA WORTH Pounds 25 FOR EVERY READER Just Pay Pounds 3.39 P & P
Today we're giving every reader the chance to order a stunning, luxurious classic pashmina-style shawl worth pounds 25. Your pashmina will be randomly selected from an extensive colour range and all you pay is pounds 3.99 to cover postage and packaging....
Plate's Heading for a Sell-Out
NEWCASTLE Racecourse is heading for a John Smith's Northumberland Plate Day sellout next Saturday, demonstrating that the economic downturn isn't deterring North East race-goers from attending the region's most prestigious racing event. At pounds...
Pounds 31K Payout after Nightmare Holiday; FAMILY STRUCK DOWN BY BUG CLAIM SHARE OF Pounds 2.5M
Byline: HELEN RAE A NORTH East family has been given a share of pounds 2.5m in compensation after falling ill at a Dominican Republic hotel. Joanne and Barry Hall and their daughter Paige were struck with a severe stomach bug just days into their...
Pull Up a Pew and Sit Down
PULL UP A PEW AND SIT DOWN WE all understand why churches are kept locked up during the week. Members are afraid that some miscreant will come in and do some damage or steal something. Rarely can we pop into a church and pray. I once found a church...
Rene Unable to Save Diamonds
Byline: BARRY WALLACE DEBUT boy Rene Bach topped the Newcastle score chart but could not prevent the Diamonds going down 54-39 at Somerset's Oak Tree Arena last night. Bach finished with nine points, which included a terrific win from the back...
Revellers May Have Attack Clues
DETECTIVES probing a slash attack on two Samaritans say revellers could hold clues to help catch their attackers. The friends were walking past the Wilkinson's store, in Newcastle's Newgate Street, when they saw a man and a woman, who were part...
Seizures Soar SPY CAMERA TRAPS DEALERS; PAIR JAILED FOR SELLING CANNABIS AND SPEED
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A SECRET spy camera trapped two cousins running a drug racket from their Tyneside home. The covert device was set up in a communal hallway outside Paul Stanton and Anthony Rowland's upstairs flat. Police had become suspicious...
Shearer Does Toon Brochure Hokey Cokey; They Put Al in, They Take Al Out
Byline: ADAM JUPP THEY already say it's like a soap opera and now Newcastle United have prepared two endings to their latest episode. United chiefs were in the process of having a brochure prepared to promote the club to potential corporate sponsors....
STAVANGER; A Weekend with a Natural High
A weekend in Stavanger, Norway? If the idea strikes you as a little strange, think again. So easy to get to from the UK, you'll enjoy a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a long history, picturesque streets and a vibrant cultural scene. In fact, it was...
Tories Have Failed Us for Decades
MY question on what the Tories have done for Britain was obviously beyond the capabilities of the Tory rank and file, so I should be flattered that they have recruited the "big guns" in the shape of Mr Parkinson of the Newcastle Conservatives (Your...
Vote for the Angel; Google Web Poll
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS IT'S one of Tyneside's favourite icons - and it needs your help. Gateshead's much- loved Angel of the North needs support to win yet another accolade as part of an online public vote. Designed by artist Antony Gormley,...
Voters Call on MPs to 'Pay It Back' PUBLIC LEAVE MESSAGES AFTER CHRONICLE POLL
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON OUTRAGED voters have called on Tyneside MPs to repay thousands of pounds in living costs met by the taxpayer. MPs in Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham have between them promised to repay more than pounds 10,000 after...
We're Back; NOLANS ADD TOON DATE TO TOUR
Byline: LIZ LAMB SISTER act The Nolans are coming to Tyneside as part of their first tour in 25 years. The girl group, who have sold over 25 million records, today confirmed they have added a date in Newcastle to their UK tour, which starts in...
We're Hoppings Mad; Fans Flock to the Fair
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER FINE weather tempted hundreds of funlovers to the opening of Europe's biggest fair last night. White-knuckle rides and traditional stalls drew the crowds to the first night of The Hoppings on Newcastle's Town Moor. The...
We've Learned Lesson: Walton
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND will not rush into buying players this summer, according to chief executive Steve Walton. The Black Cats have learned their lesson after the ill-advised signings of the likes of El-Hadji Diouf and Pascal Chimbonda...
Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULNGRO
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