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 April 26, 2012

Acknowledgements
BRUNTON (North Shields). Mrs Norma Brunton, Caroline and Andrew, the family of the late Lionel, wish to thank most sincerely all who attended the service for the life of Lionel and for the donations for The Motor Neurone Centre. Special thanks to all...
All of Tomorrow's League and Cup Fixtures
TYNESIDE SUNDAY LEAGUE Division One: Forest Hall YPC v Coachman. Division Two: Ponteland v Crawcrook; Rutherford v The Waggon; Winlaton Turf v Tyneside Irish. Subsidiary Cup Group A: Bay Horse 2 v Ryton 2; Jubilee 2 v Peregrine 2; Rose Inn 2 v Rutherford...
Ambulance Driver Final Trying to Save a Child's Life; Worker Slapped with Speeding Ticket as He Delivered Transplant Organ
Byline: KATE PROCTOR A LIFE-SAVING ambulance driver clocked speeding as he raced to save a child's life was fined and had points put on his driving licence. Contract driver Andy Thomson was on a blue-light emergency run, taking a child's liver...
A Reason to Keep Smiling; the Region's Good Causes Get Comic Relief Cash
DOZENS of good causes have reason to smile today after learning they will benefit from cash raised by Comic Relief. The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland today unveiled its list of organisations who have been awarded funds...
Asbestos Victims Could Be Left High and Dry by Move; MPs Throw out Lords' Plan to Exempt Sufferers from Law
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER ASBESTOS victims could have to fund their own legal challenges after MPs threw out a plan to help them. The Lords say mesothelioma sufferers should be exempt from a new law which would see a cap on no win, no fee agreements....
Boat Rods Struggle in Rough Conditions
Byline: SAM HARRIS WHEN boats have been able to get out, sport has been generally poor. The Yellow Can area off St Mary's Island proS duced a few codling to 6lb on worm and fish baits on Sunday. Most of the fish taken were undersized codling,...
BOBBY DAZZLERS; Robson Would Be Proud of Current Crop, Says Carver Former Manager Will Be Smiling Down on the Magpies
SIR Bobby Robson will be looking down from the footballing heavens with "admiration" after the efforts of Alan Pardew's Newcastle United and their return to Europe this season - according to one of his closest disciples John Carver. One of Sir Bob's...
Book Reviews
MY NAME IS MINA by David Almond The bold, eye-catching words on the cover of this fabulous book are both intriguing and unusual. It is in a diary format with abnormal font sizes and styles which change once you are within this book. You are immediately...
Carver Says Pardew's Skills Resemble Those of Sir Bobby; They Share Similar Traits, According to Veteran Coach
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United assistant boss John Carver has likened Alan Pardew's manmanagement skills to those of former England manager Sir Bobby Robson. Carver feels that because of his one-on-one skills, others have stepped in to fill...
Claim, Counter Claim and Allegations of Bullying at a Tyneside Town Hall; Party Chiefs Suspend Labour Man for Holding a Private Investigation
LABOUR infighting has broken out at a Tyneside town hall where a leading councillor has been suspended by the party. Coun Stuart Hill, who represents Benton on North Tyneside Council, is alleged to have accused Labour colleague Coun John Stirling...
Claim ,Counter Clain and Allegations of Buying at a Tyneside Town Hall; Party Chiefs Suspend Labour Man for Holding a Private Investigation
LABOUR infighting has broken out at a Tyneside town hall where a leading councillor has been suspended by the party. Coun Stuart Hill, who represents Benton on North Tyneside Council, is alleged to have accused Labour colleague Coun John Stirling...
Comrades Put on Spot; Last-Gasp Penalty Enables Burra to Snatch Narrow Victory Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck League
A LAST-MINUTE penalty gave Burradon and New Fordley a 4-3 victory over Blyth Comrades in the Premier Division. The Comrades had taken an early lead, but Burradon then levelled and went in front. The Comrades pulled level again, Burradon then...
Court in Brief
A selection of offences from the magistrates'' courts Anthony Dalby, 44, Grace Street, Byker, Newcastle. Breached a non-molestation order by contacting a female through a social networking site and attending her home in Newcastle on April 22. Pleaded...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS; A Selection of Your Comments Left on Our Website, Twitter and Facebook Pages
PETER LOVENKRANDS has spoken of his heartbreak seeing his father's life being claimed by Alzheimer's and has launched a major charity campaign for Alzheimer's Society UK in his memory. You commented on the story via our Facebook page. Lynda Hawthorn...
Deaths
ANDERSON (Gosforth). Formerly of Whitley Bay. Wilf, aged 95 years, died Sunday 22nd April 2012, loving husband of the late Mary, father of Maria and John, fatherinlaw of Morris and Di and grandfather of Rachel, Katie, Hazel and Deborah. Requiem Mass...
Deaths
SHAW (Newbiggin Hall). At Wheatfield Court on 18th April, aged 86 years, George (Alastair), beloved husband of the late Mary, dad of all the family and a devoted dad and grandad of Suzanne, Ashley, Dean and Jake, also a much loved grandfather and great...
Decent Sport Is Flowing Up River
Byline: David Carrick ;Sam Harris WHILE the rainfall has been welcomed by salmon and sea trout anglers, fish are entering from the sea. The river Tyne has had a decent run of fish and some of these are now into the North and South Tyne. The...
Dermot Set for a Famous Victory
FAMOUS NAME may be in his sixth season of racing now, but he can shrug off any sign of his advancing years with victory at Sandown. The seven-year-old has been a star performer for Dermot Weld over recent seasons, consistently showing up well in everything...
For Cats It's Tough Living Up to Hype
MARTIN O'NEILL insists Sunderland must learn to live with increased expectations as they prepare to face relegation candidates Bolton this weekend. The Black Cats have dropped points against doomed Wolves and under-threat Aston Villa in their last...
Frank Backs Jon as a Real Champ
Byline: John Gibson TOP London promoter and manager Frank Maloney has declared Geordie Jon-Lewis Dickinson "a true fighting man who will be a real champion." Maloney watched in admiration as Dickinson was crowned English cruiserweight champion...
Gang Man's Street Ban; Court Order for Brawl 'Foot Soldier'
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A THIRD gang member has been banned from a Tyneside neighbourhood for taking part in a street brawl. The violence broke out on Churchill Street, Howdon, North Tyneside, in April last year when two rival groups fought each...
Headon Crash Claims Three Lives; Toddler, Teen and Pensioner Killed as Truck Hits Family Car
A HORROR smash wiped out three generations of the same family. A one-year-old, a teenager and a pensioner were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck on the B1404 between Houghtonle-Spring and Seaham, in County Durham, at around 12.20pm...
Highs, Lows and a Year in the Hottest Hotseat. the Chief on the Anniversary of Her Appointment to Her 'Dream Job'
KEEPING bobbies on the region's streets is top of Sue Sim's priorities, she revealed today. Exactly a year after being made chief constable of the one of Britain's biggest forces, she has told of her plans for the future and her extraordinary first...
In Memoriam
BEEBY (Longbenton). Eric. A year has passed so quickly and not a day goes by when we don't think of you. Forever in our hearts and remembered always by your loving wife Marion, daughters Christine and Carol, son Ian, soninlaw John, daughterinlaw...
Life on the Other Side of the Camera; Takes on a New Role Behind the Lens after Decade on TV
Byline: SARAH SCOTT SHE'S brought us plenty of sunshine and rain over the years, and now BBC weather presenter Trai Anfield has a new career on the horizon. Trai will bring Look North viewers the forecast for the last time tomorrow - her 10th...
Life's a Drag for Boy/girl Butler
ALBERT NOBBS (15, 113 mins) Drama/Romance. Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson, Pauline Collins, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Bronagh Gallagher, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Director: Rodrigo Garcia. Contains swearing, sex and...
Lurking in Wood with an Air Rifle; Bomb Hoaxer Back in Jail
A CONVICTED bomb hoaxer is back behind bars after being spotted lurking in woodland with a deadly rifle. A specially-trained sniffer dog helped recover the rifle from woods popular with members of the public. The alert started when police were...
Moat: Police Could Have Prevented This Tragedy; Gunman's Brother Hits out at Force
Byline: KATE PROCTOR ; SOPHIE DOUGHTY THE brother of gunman Raoul Moat believes police could have prevented his brother's murderous rampage if they had acted on his earlier threats to harm his ex-partner. Warnings by Moat that he would hurt Samantha...
Nine-Year Ban in Fraud Case; Solicitor Disqualified from Being Director
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A SOLICITOR at the centre of a pounds 1m fraud investigation has been banned from running a company for the next nine years. Barbara Gayton was arrested alongside Kenneth Hunt following a 12-month fraud operation conning...
No Cash Nobby as Tax Battle Is Lost; Former Toon Ace and Others Won't Get 'Relief' Payment
FORMER Toon ace Nobby Solano paid cash into a company that has just lost a pounds 117m tax battle, it has emerged. The Peruvian invested in Eclipse 35 along with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson....
No Date Puts Durham Senior Cup Final under Threat
Byline: MARK SMITH THE Durham Senior Cup final is under serious threat once again, with no date agreed for the county's showpiece match. Darlington Mowden Park and Westoe are due to meet in the final at Durham City RFC, with Mowden having defeated...
No Regrets for Departing Andy
Byline: MARK SMITH ANDREW VAN DER HEIJDEN insists he has no regrets about joining Newcastle Falcons despite leaving the club after just 18 months. The 28-year-old and his wife Ella will return to their native New Zealand for family reasons next...
Now, Sir Bobby Will Be with Us Forever; Club Reveal Plans for a Life-Size Statue outside Ground
Byline: DAN WARBURTON TOUCHING plans to honour Newcastle United legend Sir Bobby Robson can be revealed today. A life-size statue will be built at St James' Park in tribute to the ex-Toon boss, who managed the club for five years. And the...
Paralympic Star Miller Relishing Summer's Challenges
FOUR-TIME Paralympian Stephen Miller believes that this year's IPC European Athletics Championships will be the strongest ever. And Miller says the event in the Netherlands will be a great test for the 20-strong Aviva Great Britain and Northern...
Pardew Adds His Prits to Tilly's Fund; United Manager Donates to Meningitis Victim's Appeal
ALAN Pardew has given meningitis victim Tilly Lockey a helping hand. The Newcastle United manager has showed his support to the Give Tilly a Hand Appeal by donating his handprints for an auction to raise money for the six-year-old. Little Tilly...
Party People Need Proper Entertainment
NEWCASTLE city centre has been attracting the attention of the Press in recent months regarding its party people, often seen strewn across the pavements on Friday and Saturday nights. As a veteran of the Toon's nightlife, I'm not begrudging these...
Past Glories Are No Good to Joe
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS JOE CHAPMAN has warned Newcastle Eagles their previous achievements count for nothing as they head into the post-season play-offs. Chapman added the Eagles Players' Player of Year honour to winners' medals in the league,...
Roles for Trio
NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors, has created three new jobs to support the delivery of business services to its growing membership. The Durham-based organisation, which recently...
Sad End to Drift Search
Byline: RAY MARSHALL LOOKING through the Chronicle archives, I came across a tragic tale involving two youngsters. An edition from Tuesday, January 29, 1946, told the story of George Derrick, aged 12, and James Quinn, 10, both of Sutton's Dwellings,...
Shearer Prays That Toon Can Get a Chance to Rub Shoulders with Elite
ALAN SHEARER once sent more than 8,000 Geordies into sheer ecstasy in the magnificent San Siro in the Champions League - now he is praying that they make an emotional return back to Europe's promised land. Shearer - who launched the Olympic football...
Speed King Kilty's Rich Vein of Form
Byline: Bill McGuirk WITH only eight weeks until the Olympic Trials, athletes are gradually beginning to test the water after their winter preparation. Sprint ace Richard Kilty has been quick out of the blocks with two outstanding performances...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE SEMIFINAL SECOND LEG: Athletic Bilbao v Sporting Lisbon (8.05pm), Valencia v Atletico Madrid (8.05pm) BROOKS MILESON MEMORIAL CUP SEMI-FINALS (7.30pm): Team Northumbria v Spennymoor...
St James' Is Ideal Stage for Brazilian Samba Boys to Shine, Insists Legendary Striker
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN SHEARER believes that St James' Park will provide a worthy stage for stars like Brazil legend Ronaldinho, Real Madrid star Marcelo and Barcelona ace Dani Alves this summer. Newcastle United legend Shearer was on hand to...
Support to Stop 'Pasty Tax' Is Massive; Petition Signed
Byline: ARIAN PEARSON MORE than 500,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Government's controversial pasty tax to be scrapped. Staff from Greggs and bakers across the country converged on Parliament to protest against plans to impose...
'This Could Get out of Hand' Driving Instructors' Chief Fears Further Attacks by Public
Byline: ESTHER BEADLE DRIVING instructors say they have been spat at and verbally abused amid a row to ban them from an area of Tyneside. In another incident, a teenage boy launched himself on to the bonnet of a car in the middle of a lesson....
Tomboy to Fashionista Styling; Actress Katy Bowler Is Treading the Boards on Tyneside in the Hit Musical Calamity Jane. to Celebrate We Transformed the Star from Tomboy to Fashionista
myStyle Tomboy to fashionista styling SHE'S more used to dressing as whip-cracking tomboy Calam in Calamity Jane but Newcastle actress Katy Bowler looks stunning in our photo-shoot. The 29-year-old is currently working hard appearing in the musical...
Tomorrow; Take a Stand
[c] THEY say moving house is the most stressful thing you can do ... I disagree. Having kids is the most stressful thing you can do. I should know, I have three. All boys and they are a handful. Every day it's the same routine; feeding them, cleaning...
Treble Is Steph of Dreams; Toon Seal Cup Glory - Thanks to Eadon Women's Football Picture Special
A FIRST-HALF hat-trick from striker Stephanie Eadon helped Newcastle's United's senior side defeat their reserve team 6-1 to lift the Sagicor Northumberland FA County Cup. Second-half strikes from Jess Foster and Alice Teasdale and an own goal by reserves...
Tycoon's Set to Hit Jackpot-And Staff Could Too; Sports Direct Success Story Means There Could Be a Bumper Payday
Byline: KAREN DENT TOON tycoon Mike Ashley will pocket shares worth pounds 23m if his Sports Direct business hits sales targets by 2015. The billionaire who is not paid by the High Street chain, has also picked up pounds 86.8m from the sale of...
Ultimate Team Unite
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (12A, 147 mins) Sci-Fi/Action/Comedy. Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgard, Gwyneth Paltrow....
Voice Coach to Light Up Castle; Chart-Topper Jessie J Will Awe Crowds
Byline: BRIAN DANIEL POP superstar Jessie J is to headline an outdoor show in the region this summer. Jessie J, best known for her number one hit Price Tag and as a coach and mentor on TV show The Voice UK, will lead the line up at the event...
Wearsiders Top Table after Victory over Rivals Redcar
Byline: MALCON PRATT RYHOPE CW took a massive leap towards retaining the Wearside League championship with victory over close rivals Redcar Town last night. The Seasiders went into the game three points ahead of Ryhope but the Wearsiders now...
Young Carer Praised
RIDLEY Park care home in Blyth has taken on its youngest member of staff ... 17-year-old apprentice James Morris. James, who left Monkseaton High School last year, said: "I've always liked helping people, of all ages. When I saw the apprenticeship...
Your Memories
Share your favourite pictures! We would love to feature your favorite memories right here. AFTER reading Your Memories on John Lewis, your item brought memories back for me. I trained as a hairdresser there and our boss was a Mr Pyle, and undermanager...
You Tell Us
As Britain enters a double-dip recession Kate Proctor asks whether Tynesiders feel the effects of the crunch more today than when the downturn first hit the country in 2008 THE last time Britain entered into a double-dip recession in 1975, Tammy Wynette's...
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