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 11, 2008

Ando: No Side Is Safe from Drop; Former Toon Star's Relegation Warning
Byline: By LEE RYDER FORMER United star John Anderson has warned that the threat of relegation will not go away from St James's Park overnight. And the player who swallowed the bitter pill of relegation in the 1988/89 season with the Magpies...
A Return to My Highland Youth; GORDON BARR Goes Back Home to Enjoy the Majesty That Is the West Scottish Highlands in a Relaxing, Yet Still Action-Packed, Trip to Argyll
Byline: GORDON BARR YOU don't have to ask me twice to pay a visit to the Western Highlands. It's the land where I grew up and, despite wanting nothing more than to leave and sample the bright lights of the city when I was a child, these days,...
Be Careful What We Wish for! GIBBO'S WORLD JOHN GINSON'S SPORTING SLANT
Byline: JOHN GINSON A COUPLE of the consortiums that originally trumpeted their interest in Mike Ashley's little bauble seem to have melted away like snowflakes in the Sahara. So we await positive action on Newcastle United's new owners with,...
Best in Blooms; Gardens in the Second Part of Our Series Looking Back at This Year's Me and My Garden Winners, LIZ LAMB Finds out Who Else Is in Line for the Top Prize ME AND MY GARDEN IN ASSOCIATION COWELL'S GARDEN CENTRE
Byline: LIZ LAMB DAINE AND STANMILLIGAN LIVING on a council estate in a regeneration area means that sometimes there is little peace for Stan and Diane Milligan. So the couple, from Walker, Newcastle, have created the perfect garden to relax...
Boss of Care Home Pilfered Woman's Savings; Woman Jailed for Taking Cash of 95-Year-Old
Byline: By: LAURA CAROE A TRUSTED care home boss is behind bars today after fleecing a frail dementia sufferer out of more than pounds 10,000. Lynne Partington abused her position as manager of Kingsbury House Care Home, Tynemouth, to siphon...
Charity Conman Finally Exposed; COMMON CONFIDENCE TRICKSTER RIPPED OFF Pounds 15,000 FROM GREEN INITIATIVE
Byline: By BRENDA HICKMAN Crime Reporter CONFIDENTLY holding his microphone, he looks every inch a success. Addressing his audience with poise, Andrew Cox seems to say: "You can trust me." But today he's exposed as little more than a moneygrabbing...
Church Martters
Byline: FRANCIS WOOD COMING HOME THIS week I joined a party from St Bartholomew's, Benton, on a journey home. We travelled to the Island of lona. No one in the party was born there but we could surely claim that our faith came from lona. ...
College Bursar Sued for Theft; UNIVERSITY CHIEFS PLAN TO RECOVER Pounds 500,000
Byline: By MATT CASEY UNIVERSITY chiefs are to sue a bursar who faces a lengthy jail sentence after stealing almost pounds 500,000. Christine Starkey, 59, systematically pilfered pounds 488,281 from St Chad's College, Durham, over five and a...
Delaval Give Ford Freedom of the Burra; Synergy Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League
IT WAS a shortened programme last weekend due to the County Minor Cup games. However, there were still plenty of goals scored in the remaining fixtures. In the Alan Davison Cup second round, Burradon and New Fordley proved too strong for New...
Diamonds Hungry for First Scunthorpe Win
Byline: By BARRY WALLACE FOR an end-of-season contest with nothing but pride at stake, there is a lot of tension in the Newcastle Diamonds camp ahead of tomorrow's visit to the Byker track by Scunthorpe. Last year's Conference League champions...
Dirty Job Gets the Brush off; No-One Wants to Take on Litterbug Patrol Role
Byline: By KERRY WOOD LITTERBUGS are getting away with dropping rubbish because a council can't employ anyone to stop them. The dirty job no-one wants is enforcement officer for Derwentside District Council. For the last 18 months, no-one...
Fears Stacking Up over Supermarket; PLANNERS SAY HOSPITAL SITE STORE WILL BE TOO BIG
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor A CATALOGUE of concerns over a proposed Tesco superstore on the site of Newcastle General Hospital has been raised by planners. One worry is the size of the scheme and the damage it could cause to other...
Foul Play; Call for Action on Children's Park Deep in Mud
Byline: SONIA SHARMA LOOKING run-down and neglected, this play park was today condemned as being unfit for our children. A local councillor took snapshots of shame in a bid to get the park improved. The pictures of the Lockey Park play area...
Fund and Games; Sunflower Ball Marks 80 Years of Giving Cash to the North East's Children
Byline: By ROB PATTINSON IT WAS a night for glitz, glamour and glad-rags. But there was added reason to celebrate at the Sunshine Fund's annual Sunflower Ball, last night. Exactly 80 years ago to the day, when King George V visited Tyneside...
GREAT NORTH TONNES; Mountain of Runners' Clothes Discarded during Race Will Raise Vital Funds for Africa
Byline: By JOANNE BUTCHER CLOTHES cast-off by Great North Runners are about to make a journey all of their own. The discarded jumpers and tracksuits will soon be winging their way to the Ukraine to raise funds for charity work in Africa. A...
Grudge Match Ends in Assault; AMATEUR FOOTBALLER IN COURT AFTER MID-GAME CLASH
Byline: By PETER TAYLOR A GRUDGE match left an amateur footballer needing hospital treatment after violence flared on the pitch. It happened when opponents tangled during a tackle in the needle game, and Christopher Mound was left lying in a...
I'M FOCUSING ON FOOTBALL; Kinnear's Aiming to Keep Clear of Club Politics
Byline: By LEE RYDER JOE KINNEAR has insisted he will not get involved with the politics surrounding St James's Park. The former Wimbledon boss is in daily contact with managing director Derek Llambias and has spoken with Toon tycoon Mike Ashley...
Just Too Good! Holders Spring into Life North East Sunday League
HOLDERS Springbank Social progressed in the Justsport Centenary Cup after a 4-1 extratime victory over Slatyford Tenants. Daisy Hill defeated St Peters Social 3-1 and Westburn Lodge were 5-1 winners at Dorset Sports, Derek Graham hitting a hat-trick...
Keane's Fears for Veteran Yorke
ROY KEANE insists Sunderland must trust Trinidad and Tobago to look after Dwight Yorke. The veteran midfielder is currently in the Caribbean on international duty for the current round of World Cup qualifiers, which sees Trinidad and Tobago take...
Leam Beam with Delight; REPORTS ON ALL THE LATEST SUNDAY JUNIOR LEAGUE ACTION Chase Holmes South Tyneside Youth League - Under-Nine and Under-10 Divisions
LEAM Rangers moved into third spot in the Under-Nine Premier League after a 4-1 win over Consett Cougars. Kennedy netted for the Durham side, but goals from Brown, Seddon, Hewson and Prudhoe gave the Gateshead side the points. In the Leam derby,...
Lewis Takes Pole in Japan
LEWIS HAMILTON ensured he has the best chance possible of extending his World Championship lead after securing pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix in qualifying this morning. The McLaren driver shot to the top of the timesheet late on with...
Nothing Beat-S Playing - Ross
NEWCASTLE flanker Ross Beattie makes his first home outing of the season tonight, hoping it is case of success second time around at Kingston Park. The Scottish international is in his second spell with the Tyneside club. After seeing his career...
Owen Exclusion Can Help United
MICHAEL OWEN is a real little Englander. He adores playing for his country and this afternoon ought to have been chasing more glory goals against Kazakhstan at Wembley to close in relentlessly on Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record. Instead,...
Pier Meet the Cup Challenge; REPORTS FROM THE REGION'S SUNDAY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCENE Morpeth Sunday League
AMBLE Pier 81 triumphed in their rearranged MKM Challenge Cup preliminary round tie against Morpeth Black Bull. Ross Gair, Paul White and Josh Hay were all on target in the 3-1 win. In Division One, Stobhill Social Club maintained their unbeaten...
Please Vote for Our Youngsters; Tonight Girl Group Bad Lashes Will Sing Live on X Factor, and Their Mums Are Calling on the North East to Back the Band All the Way to the Final, as LIZ LAMB Finds Out
Byline: LIZ LAMB IT'S a dream they thought would never come true. But tonight Bad Lashes will sing live in front of an audience of millions, including their excited families, who have travelled down from the North East today in support. The...
Prisoner Tells of Life Inside after Being Targeted by Terrorist; FORMER INMATE REVEALS RACIAL TENSIONS AT HIGH-SECURITY PRISON
Byline: By TOM MULLEN RACIAL tensions and turf wars behind the walls of a powder keg prison are exposed today. Life inside Durham's highsecurity Frankland Prison is laid bare by a recently released inmate at the centre of an al Qaeda boiling...
Rise from Ashes of Phoenix Loss
Byline: By LEE RYDER YOU owe it to our fans to turn on the style. That was the massage from head coach Rob Wilson who wants his Newcastle Vipers players to repay fans who endured last week's capitulation against Manchester Phoenix by seeing off...
Six-Hitting Fiddlers Give Star a Dose of the Premier Blues; REPORTS FROM THE REGION'S SUNDAY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCENE Gateshead and District Sunday League
FIDDLERS Three continued their good run of form with a 6-2 win over Blue Star. David Poppleton just cannot stop scoring and helped himself to a treble. Kevin Poppleton added the fourth and Michael Anderson and Paul Donnelly rounded off the scoring...
Stepping Up the Talent; TV CRITIC
Byline: LIZ LAMB THERE is only one show which is going to dominate this column for the next few weeks and that is the excellent X Factor. Everyone is talking about it and when we have a North East band in the running and a Geordie judge, it's...
Suspect's Ring Theft Ended Alleged Liaison; GANGSTER DISAPPEARED WITH JEWELLERY WORTH Pounds 80,000
Byline: By ROB KENNEDY MURDER suspect Allan Foster stole a pounds 80,000 ring from a jewellers by saying he was getting it for a Newcastle United footballer, a court heard. The gangster had befriended jewellery shop boss Sam Hamadi after buying...
Tayls: We Have Still Got a Long Way to Go
Byline: By LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United defender Steven Taylor has revealed that he and his England Under-21 team-mates still have so much to play for, despite last night's 3-2 win in Cardiff against their Welsh counterparts. The former Monkseaton...
That'll Be the Day When Buddy Is Back; A Tyneside Actor Hopes Audiences Will Find Him Buddy Brilliant When He Takes to the Stage Next Week, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Finds Out
Byline: GORDON BARR GEORDIE actor Glen Joseph still blushes when he recalls how he started out in show business playing a woman. "It will be in my book some day," laughs the Benton lad who takes on the role of Buddy Holly in the region next week....
The Comeback Kings; REPORTS FROM THE REGION'S SUNDAY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCENE DTE Consett Sunday League
AK LEISURE staged one of the comebacks of the season when they hit back from 5-1 down to salvage a 5-5 draw with champions South Moor FC. The Moor looked to be in total control with doubles from Colin Snailham and Mark Scott and another from Kraig...
Three-Mendous Toon
NEWCASTLE United overcame a resolute Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Coach Lane to make it three wins on the trot and go joint third in the Women's Premier League Northern Division. The Magpies took the game to Wednesday from the start and had a clear...
Tribute to Tyne's Sky-High Heroes; the Tyne Bridge Is One of Tyneside's Most Famous Landmarks. on the 80th Anniversary of the Bridge's Official Opening, LIZ LAMB Looks Back at Its History and Discovers Why We Have Taken It into Our Hearts
Byline: LIZ LAMB IT PRESIDES proudly over the Tyne and is a symbol of Geordieland. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the Tyne Bridge is the ultimate icon of the North East and a beacon that has been immortalised on thousands of postcards sent...
Tyne Met Take Their Treble Chance with Easy Victory
TYNEMET continued their great start to the North East Colleges Under-18 League with an 8-0 victory at Bishop Auckland College - their third league win in a row. Dominating the first half, the visitors waited until 33 minutes before opening the scoring,...
Viss Is Tim's Chance to Rise to Challenge
DUTCH wing Tim Visser will start for Newcastle Falcons on against Cetransa El Salvador tonight, with John Rudd having been ruled out by injury. Visser comes on to the wing for the European Challenge Cup opener against the Spanish champions. NEWCASTLE...
Warders Hurt by Prisoners on Rampage; OFFICERS CALL FOR BETTER PROTECTION AFTER RIOT
Byline: By VINCE GLEDHILL RIOTING prisoners at a North East youth jail attacked warders with pool balls and cues leaving three of them needing hospital treatment. Toilet paper was used to cover the lenses of CCTV cameras at Castington Young Offenders...
We Should Salute Taylor's Courage; in an Interview with JOHN GIBSON Super Mac
Byline: Mac STEVEN TAYLOR has endured an awful lot of criticism recently because he's a young player learning his craft in a team shorn of any confidence. However, he never, ever hides. Instead he's willing to expose himself to even greater...
We Won't Bail out Icelandic Investors; COUNCILS SET TO LOSE MONEY IN COLLAPSE WILL NOT BE HELPED
Byline: By PETER YOUNG Political Editor MINISTER for the North East Nick Brown has ruled out Government help for councils who may lose money in the Icelandic bank collapse. The Newcastle East & Wallsend MP and Government chief whip, who is...
Whitley Step Up Signing Search
Byline: By DAVID HALL WHITLEY WARRIORS coach Simon Leach is looking to take steps to improve the side's scoring output and hopes to have some news on a new player very soon. "I am talking to someone who is a proven goalscorer," he revealed. ...
Words of Wisdom Sou Hard to Take
Byline: Alan Oliver THERE was only one thing certain when Sky Television wheeled Graeme Souness out again for Newcastle United's game with Everton. The fact that some people would get it in the neck. People who have been around Newcastle United...
Your Chance to Vote for Toon's Top Performer
NEWCASTLE United fans had little to cheer in September in terms of results after three narrow defeats in the Premier League and a disappointing Carling Cup exit. However, there were still some solid individual performances and now the Chronicle...