Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 27, 2012

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LOCKOUT (15) The year is 2079 and hard-bitten CIA Agent Snow (Pearce) is caught in the crossfire of an undercover mission. Snow's superior is killed, supposedly by the agent, and secret service goons Langral (Peter Stormare) and Shaw (Lennie James)...
A Modern Twist on a Shakespeare Classic; [C] the Winter's Tale, Propeller, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Also Tonight and Tomorrow by JESSICA MURRAY
Byline: JESSICA MURRAY The Winter's Tale isn't an easy Shakespeare play to pull off. With a first half of gripping, darkly psychological tragedy followed by a crazily eccentric comedic conclusion, the play bends all the boundaries and conventions...
Anger at Fine for Speeding Mercy Driver; MP Hits out after Ambulance Man on a Mission Is Fined
Byline: KATE PROCTOR MERCY dash ambulance man Andy Thomson's speeding fine sparked fury today. Last night we reported how Mr Thomson was on a blue-light emergency run taking a child's liver for a transplant operation in Leeds when he was flashed...
Arrests Made in Hunt for Shooter; Two More Suspects Held in Search for Street Attacker
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON TWO more suspects have been arrested over the street shooting of Colin Sproat. The 24-year-old is still recovering after he was blasted in the arm by a gunman on a BMX bike in broad daylight. He was shot near Monkchester...
Banning Order. Flouted by Yob; Football Thug Is Spotted on a Derby Day in Newcastle
Byline: JOSHUA SHRIMPTON-DEAL A SOCCER lout involved in a city centre brawl has admitted flouting a football banning order. Joseph Hatton, 40, travelled to Newcastle on a designated derby day Metro service on March 4. But he had already been...
Behind Every Great Man
BEHIND every great man, there is supposedly a great woman. Some of the finest works of literature feature this notion literally, concealing the sex of resourceful heroines behind a manly garb. The Country Wife by William Wycherley, Don Quixote...
Benks Targeting Grand Finale of Twenty20 Cup Glory
DALE BENKENSTEIN wants to lead Durham to Twenty20 glory before hanging up his bat. Benkenstein has inked a new deal with the county which will take him to the the end of 2014 - and the age of 40 - and a likely move into coaching at the end of it....
Big-Match Preview:
At: DW Stadium On: April 28 Kick off: 3pm MIKE DEAN ONLY Howard Webb (146) and Martin Atkinson (138) have dished out more yellow cards than Mr Dean (133) this season. And be warned Toon stars, backchat isn't recommended with Dean who takes no prisoners....
Bmw 640d M Sport Convertible 3.0d
Byline: MAXINE ASHFORD SLEEK, chic and brimming with style - that's the BMW 6 Series convertible. With a 3.0-litre engine and M Sport styling, this car has all the power and handling capabilities you could possibly wish for. Tinted windows,...
Bobby Was a Blue-Chip Manager
Byline: Rob LEE I'LL always be able to say I was lucky enough to be able to work with Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle United - the man who brought me back into the picture at St James' Park after I'd been left out by his predecesso. He was a great...
Bogie's Expecting Some Big Changes
Byline: STEVE BROWN GATESHEAD hope to resolve the future of the club's coaching and playing staff by Monday - with manager Ian Bogie predicting a summer of "changes" to continue the Tynesiders' progress. The Heed complete their campaign at home...
Boyz Go Wild on Stage to Get Hearts Racing; He's Best Known for Cage Fighting and Marrying a Wild Woman, but Alex Reid Is Now a Fully Established Wild Boy Too, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Finds Out
Byline: GORDON BARR "WHAT'S a diamond before it's a diamond? It's a piece of coal," says Alex Reid. "It's a big piece of coal and there's pressure and more pressure and more pressure and one day it's a diamond. "I like a bit of pressure. That's...
C60 C90 See Bow Wow Wow
Byline: ANDY WELCH Bow Wow Wow were formed in 1980 by Malcolm McLaren. They split in 1983 but have reformed several times since. ANDY WELCH speaks to Annabella Lwin about the band's UK tour - their first shows in the country since 1982. They are...
Candidates Seek Your Votes
[c]John Anglin, Labour Ashleigh Brewer, Lib Dem Phil Brown, Ind Ali Hayder, Conservative James Hills, BNP Siamak Kaikavoosi Ahmed Khan, Ind [c] Tony Gair, Green Lee Hughes, Ind Margaret Peacock, Labour Oliver Wallhead, Conservative [c] Anne Josephine...
Captain Catts in a Race against Time to Face Bolton
LEE CATTERMOLE is battling to be fit to face Bolton this weekend. Sunderland's skipper has missed the last two games with a knee injury but is hoping to be in contention tomorrow as Martin O'Neill prepares to make changes against the Trotters. ...
Chef Has Built Form Bottom to Be Success; Royal Seal of Approval for Paul
A BUILDER turned culinary star has been given the Royal seal of approval for his outstanding cooking career. Gateshead-born chef Paul Kitching has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a labourer on a building site as a 16-year-old school leaver....
Chevrolet Aveo 1.3lt Vcdi Ecodiesel
ONE of the latest models to emerge from GM's Korean connection has a lot going for it. The Chevrolet Aveo makes no secret about the fact that it is gunning for captive sales in the Ford Fiesta sector and it has a spread of models that include low...
Children United in Rejecting Racism; 'I Have Been Racially Abused in the Past and Reacted Badly and It Got Me into Trouble'
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER ; HUW SILK TOON defender James Perch has told how he will not let cyber racists who post comments online get to him. Earlier this month the 26-year-old became the latest in a string of high-profile players to be targeted...
Chrysler Delta 1.6 M-Jet Se
Byline: peter keenan THE Chrysler Delta is a break from the norm, both in terms of looks and the impressive amount of space on offer. The Delta offers family saloon room in a compact hatchback body ... a neat trick that''s been pulled off with...
[C] New Releases
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Platform: PS3. Price: pounds 32.99 THE Naruto series has continued to turn out well-polished anime-inspired fighters in recent years and the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise powers the series on to the...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages AMBULANCE driver Andy Thomson from Blyth was given a speeding fine and had points put on his licence as he raced to save a child's life on a blue-light emergency run. Here...
Customer Service Valued the Most
MODERN motorists value simple, good old fashioned customer service, according to a survey of more than 13,000 car owners. They are not necessarily impressed by glamorous hightech premises, which they often see as a cause of higher prices, but prefer...
Deaths
BAILEY (Gateshead). Passed away peacefully in hospital on 23rd April 2012, aged 28 years, Paul, much loved dad of Rebecca, will be deeply missed by father Kenneth, mother Patricia, brothers Stephen and David and sister Kelly, also his niece Kaytlyne...
Deaths
TAYLOR (Benton). Slept away peacefully in hospital on 21st April, aged 65 years, Ken, beloved son of Ellen and the late Edmund. Would friends please meet for service and cremation at West Road Crematorium on Wednesday 2nd May at 2.30pm. Donations in...
Doughnut Treat at Metrocentre; Jobs on the Way as Firm Set to Touch Down on Tyneside
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER DOUGHNUT fans are licking their lips after Krispy Kreme announced plans to open its 50th UK store on Tyneside. The firm will create 80 jobs by opening its latest Hotlight store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead. Over 100,000...
Every Snap Tells a Tale of Life on the Banks of Tyneside; Handwritten Notebook Reveals Captivating Insight into Life in Gateshead over the Past Century
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN WHEN PEGGY Dixon was born, the Titanic was yet to set sail and World War One was but a distant fear. But 100 years later, while many a centenarian has long since seen their memories fade, the discovery of her diaries offers...
Fab: Eagles Are Not Feeling Heat
NEWCASTLE EAGLES boss Fab Flournoy is not concerned about his side's losing streak ahead of tonight's crunch play-off quarter-final clash against Guildford Heat. The Surrey side travel to Sport Central for the first of two legs against Flournoy's...
Falcons Can Survive: Tait
Byline: MARK SMITH ALAN TAIT has backed Newcastle Falcons to learn the lessons of last season and hang on for Aviva Premiership survival. The former head coach was at the helm last May when his side stayed afloat on points difference despite...
Far from Soaring
FLIGHT simulators are a slightly odd proposition for most people at the best of times, let alone those that make their way on to consoles. Generally falling into one of two camps, the games are usually too stripped down and arcadey to please enthusiasts...
Going That Extra Mile; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
IF you're looking for a local, reputable company that you can trust and count on, here's our handy guide to the shops and services who go that extra mile and guarantee a great job done. THE PLASMA CENTRE The PlasmaCentre.com is the UK's largest...
Greece Is Still the Word
Byline: GORDON BARR IT MAY not seem it with all the dull and damp weather we've had of late, but summer is just around the corner. That could - or should, Mother Nature being kind enough - mean plenty of trips to the seaside. Many of you will...
Help Me to Save My Vital Lifeline; Family Want Answers Now
A TALENTED photographer with cerebral palsy who has travelled the world is about to lose a vital lifeline. Calum Wiley has severe cerebral palsy, and he needs help with every aspect of his life. Despite that the 40-year-old has travelled the...
Ho, Ho, Hopeless; Inspired by the Film Bad Santa, Crook Hid in a Wardrobe Unitl Everyone Had Gone Home, Then He Robbed the Store
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A SNEAKY thief inspired by a Hollywood film hid in a department store wardrobe so he could help himself to valuables once the shop was closed. Taking an idea from Bad Santa, Dale Elliott thought he had come up with an ingenious...
Liz Walker
[c] THERE is an ongoing parent versus child power battle in our house and I'm under no illusions about who has the upper hand. Even trying to have a conversation with another adult can be a struggle and if I am on the phone, sensing that attention...
Lulu Looks Set to Find Success; Young, Sassy and Full of Energy, Lulu James Is on a Mission to Forge a Career out of Her Passion for Music. RUTH LAWSON Talks to the South Shields Lass about Her Journey So Far
FRESH-FACED Lulu James was born with brains, beauty and talent in abundance. Two years ago she was stood at a crossroads in her life thinking about which path to take and she opted for an exciting, yet slightly uncertain, career in music. A sudden...
Magnificent Seven Is Ready for a Remake
THE miraculous Maggies of Newcastle are flying high towards Europe's promised land. Can they extend their victorious run to a Magnificent Seven at Wigan tomorrow? If they win yet another shoot out it'll be worthy of a blockbuster film of its own!...
Magpies Hoping for Late Upgrade
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW feels Newcastle United can upgrade their flights into Europe in the final four matches of what has been a hugely impressive Premier League campaign. With Europa League football already in the bag, the only question...
Malarkey Is in with a Major Chance
SANDOWN brings down the curtain on the jumps season with a mixed card which offers something for everyone. Jumps and Flat unite in what is an enjoyable day of action and Major Malarkey can take top honours in the feature bet365 Gold Cup Chase. ...
Marvel-Ous Hero Team; AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (12A, 147 Mins)
MORE is less in Avengers Assemble, the special effects-laden amalgamation of four Marvel Comics franchises. Bringing together characters from Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk, Joss Whedon's frenetic romp deftly knits together...
Mazda Cx-5
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON THE rule book for SUVs is about to get updated as Mazda makes a move on the growing market for family-friendly crossover models. With the CX-5 the Japanese car maker is out to steal a march on established vehicles such as...
Memories of Special Girl Live on; 'She Was Just an Amazing Child'
Byline: KATIE DAVIES HIDING two years of heartache, loved ones of teenager Jessica Train were today marking the second anniversary of her death. Jessica's mum Ann was making a special visit to the grave, while former schoolpals held a special...
Merry Month of May
IF ever there was an event which could bring together a community, May Day was surely it. Once a huge public affair, especially in pit villages and mining towns, the first day of May was traditionally a time for communal celebration throughout the...
Mission: Impossible - Ghost PR [...]; DVD Reviews
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Cert 12, 127 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Action/Thriller, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Blu-ray & DVD Combi-pack pounds 27.99). Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg,...
myHome It's a Lively Street with a Great Feel. Paul Alderson, 38, Is a Dad of Two and Founder of Design Business Wonder Stuff Studio. He Shows Us the Office in His Victorian Terrace in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle
WHERE is your home? Arthur's Hill in the West End of Newcastle. How would you describe it? It's a Victorian Terrace, built in 1901, with a great blend of original full-height rooms with ornate cornicing and modern elements, like the three-storey...
No Cisse Fire as Papiss Targets More Goals
SCORING sensation Papiss Cisse has admitted he is thriving on the pressure of trying to live up to the demands of wearing Newcastle's famous No 9 shirt. The 26-year-old Senegal international has plundered 11 goals in just 10 appearances for the...
'Pasty Tax' Protest Is Taken to PM; Petition Reaches Downing Street
Byline: WILL GREEN MORE than 40,000 people from the North East yesterday told David Cameron "hands off our Greggs pasties". Their names were part of a petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people across the country delivered to Downing...
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 163 Hdi
Byline: patrick james PEUGEOT says its ground-breaking diesel/electric hybrid is four cars in one ... an all-electric car, a sub 100g/km car, a fourwheel drive with 200bhp and a car capable of 70-plus mpg. And as that technology is applied to...
Play-Off Success Would Be Doubly Pleasing for TN's Playcaller
AWARD-WINNING playcaller Marc Steutel is confident Team Northumbria can cap a stand-out season with a second piece of silverware. The Sport Central club travel to Manchester's Amaechi Centre on Sunday (11am) to face London Westside in the EBL Division...
Retro Sound Set to Rock Sage; ALAN NICHOL Has the Latest Roots Music News Including a Preview of Imelda May''s Forthcoming Tyneside Gig
DUBLIN-BORN rockabilly queen Imelda May arrives in the region on Monday to play a sold-out show in the Sage's Hall 1. The youngest of five children, Imelda Mary Clabby (as she was born) made an unorthodox start to her musical career when she sang on...
Road Feared by Cyclists
Byline: JONNE BUTCHER THIS stretch of road has been branded one of Britain's most dangerous by cyclists. The pair of mini-roundabouts at Haddricksmill Road in South Gosforth, Newcastle, is top of the list of cycle accident hot spots in the city,...
Scandal-Hit School Is at Centre of a Cold Case Cop Probe; Specially Trained Squad Recruited to Look into Allegations about Special School
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL ABUSE emotional COLD case cops today launched a major probe into a sex abuse scandal at a Tyneside special school. A special incident room has been set up to sweep aside decades of secrecy and cover-ups surrounding the...
Sess' Goal Is to End Cats Drought
STEPHANE SESSEGNON wants to end Sunderland's goal drought this weekend - and close in on his 10-goal target. The striker goes into tomorrow's game against Bolton as the Black Cats' joint-top scorer with eight goals, sharing that honour with Seb...
Show Is Pick of Bunch for Brain; Star Delighted to Be in Oliver! Extravaganza
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE BRIAN Conley breezed into the Theatre Royal yesterday and couldn't say for certain if he'd ever performed there before. The TV and stage star will certainly remember it after this year's done. He is to play Fagin in the...
Skipper Colo: We Couldn't Have Done It without Fans
NEWCASTLE United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has thanked Toon fans for helping the Magpies secure European football on Tyneside for the first time in six years, admitting: "We couldn't have done it without you." Crowds have been on the up at St James'...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures PIN POINT RECRUITMENT NORTHERN ALLIANCE PREMIER DIVISION: Harraby CC v Gateshead Rutherford (6.15pm) Last night's results UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE SEMIFINAL - SECOND LEG: Athletic Bilbao 3 Sporting 1 (Agg 4-3), Valencia 0 Atletico...
Starlets off an Right Track; Outdoor Season Starts in Style with Shildon Success
THE track season opened in earnest with moe than 300 competitors taking part in Shildon's Anne Marie Readshaw Open fixture at Stadium 2000. Despite mixed weather conditions it did not deter athletes producing excellent performances across all age...
Theatre Review
HENRY V has always been one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. With Propeller at its head I was looking forward to the production more than usual. This all-male theatre company is renowned for turning the Bard's work on its head and giving audiences...
The Wind through the Ke [...]; Book Reviews
The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King is published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced pounds 19.99. Available now. Coming fresh to Stephen King's The Dark Tower series was not the problem I feared, as he delivers on his promise...
They Thought I Was Mad
YOHAN CABAYE has revealed people branded him "mad" to join Newcastle United. But while the Frenchman insists he was never out to prove anybody wrong by coming to Tyneside, he is delighted to have proved himself right. And as he heads to Wigan...
This Incredible Journey Goes On
FROM oblivion to Osasuna in just three short years. From Scunthorpe to Schalke in two seasons. Or from fending off Blackpool to taking on Borussia Dortmund. Yes, new destinations could be on the board for the Toon Army next term. But this...
Tributes Are Paid to Crash Mum, 18; Pals Remember a Youngster Devoted to Her Baby
Byline: PHILIPPA GOYMER A TEENAGER who died in a horror crash beside her beloved baby girl was being remembered today as a devoted mother with a bright future. Natalie Jade Simpson, 18, was travelling in a car driven by her partner's grandad,...
Upheaval Overshadows the Start of a New Campaign
THE new season is due to start tomorrow but it is a season with a real difference - and one tinged with sadness after the upheaval in league cricket over the last 12 months. The landscape of the league is due to be altered considerably come 2013...
We Are Back on the Map - Thanks to Pards; Progress Has Been Amazing, Says Geordie Coach Carver
Byline: LEE RYDER JOHN CARVER has revealed Alan Pardew has fallen in love with the Geordie public. And Carver - who is hoping to see the Magpies record their seventh straight win at Wigan tomorrow - also feels Newcastle United are "back on the...
Weather All Set to Rain Supreme
RAIN looks the most likely winner this weekend, with games across the league struggling to overcome the bad weather which has delayed the start of the new season. Only one game managed to defeat the elements in the first round of fixtures and the...
We Won't Be 'Bribed' into Re-Homing Londoners; City Housing Stock Already under Too Much Pressure
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON CITY housing bosses have been asked to take in Londoners forced out by rising costs amid claims Newcastle is being "bribed" into re-homing thousands. Newham Council has contacted housing providers across Tyneside asking...
Your Tell Us
BAKERS handed a petition to the Government yesterday calling on them to ditch plans to introduce VAT on their products. Staff at PNE Enterprise discussed whether the change - designed to simplify the tax system - was fair. Melissa Middleton from...
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