Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 5, 2012

Adams Crowned as Senior Champ
THE curtain may have come down on the cross-country campaign but there is still the matter of presenting the awards to the Start Fitness North East Harrier League Grand Prix winners. Thankfully, there was no interruption to the fixtures this season...
AI Gambled in Not Buying Dan but It May Still Happen
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW admits that he took a gamble when opting not to sign bustling Geordie centre-forward Danny Graham last summer - but has hinted that the player could still land his dream move to Newcastle United. The Gateshead lad...
Also Released
MIRROR MIRROR (PG, 106 mins) Family/Comedy/Romance/ Drama/Action. Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Jordan Prentice, Martin Klebba, Ronald Lee Clark, Danny Woodburn, Joe Gnoffo, Mark Povinelli, Sebastian Saraceno, Robert Emms,...
Art in the Auction; Search for Sales Heads to the Bar
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH A YOUNG artist struggling to make ends meet is to auction off a chunk of his works so he can afford to keep painting. Tim Jago Morris, 28, was born in California but grew up in Morpeth, Northumberland. His skill for...
Athletics Dairy
SOUTH Shields Harriers' 'Sand Dancer' six-mile multi-terrain race is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 with a 11am start. Closing date for entries is this weekend and go to: R Shaw, 7 Burnside, East Boldon, Tyne and Wear NE36 0LS. WALLSEND Harriers...
A Titanic Triumph; TITANIC 3D (12A, 194 Mins)
water-logged corridors seem to stretch into the distance; and our stomachs lurch with Jack and Rose as they cling to the stern, looking down as fellow passengers tumble to their doom. Cameron hasn't plugged any of the plot holes and some dialogue...
Blaydon Boss Ward Drops Himself for Blackheath Test
Byline: MARK SMITH MICKY Ward has dropped himself from the Blaydon team for tomorrow''s SSE National One trip to Blackheath. The director of rugby has started all but one of their games this term after joining from Newcastle Falcons, but has...
Book Reviews
JUST HENRY by Michelle Marigon This book is based in 1949 to 1950. It is about a boy called Henry. He lives with his gran, his mum, his stepdad (who gets called Uncle Bill) and his step-sister Molly. His friends are called Rodger Jefferies and...
Brawl Woman's Ear Cannot Be Saved by Docs; Bar Fight Spilled out on to City Centre Street, Court Is Told
Byline: DAN WARBURTON MEDICS have been unable to re-attach a woman's ear after it was bitten off when a pub brawl spilled on to the street. Metal chairs were hurled outside a city centre sandwich shop during the daylight fracas which stunned...
Brownrigg Gets Set for Reunion
Byline: RAY MARSHALL THE school gave Tyneside schoolchildren a taste of country life and won a place in their hearts. Now Brownrigg is to hold a reunion of former pupils. A huge crowd is expected to descend on the little town of Bellingham...
By George, It's Big; Tyneside Town May Get Back Train Sculpture
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH A STRIKING metal sculpture of a historic locomotive - pulled down in the 1990s - could get a new home on a Tyneside roundabout. Members of Killingworth Local History Society hope to restore the 25ft-long metal artwork...
Byker's Past Needs Its People Today; Heritage Centre Workers Seeking More Contributions
IT'S uniqueness and fascinating history have made it one of Tyneside's most famous structures. Now residents on the Byker Wall Estate in Newcastle are being invited to help develop a heritage centre project to celebrate its history. The Byker...
Celebrate the Jubilee; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
THE summer of 2012 is a fantastic time for celebration in the UK as people look forward to both the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Many communities are looking for ways that they can join in the excitement and celebrations...
Chilling Text to Ex Said Look out of the Window; She Finds Former Partner Dead in Garden
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A MISSED text message ended in tragedy, an inquest heard. Joanne Barnes missed her estranged partner's text saying "look out of the window" and found him hanged in her back garden the next day. Ms Barnes had been in an...
Coashman Enjoy a Spot -on Result
THE Coachman mas de up for last week's Challenge Shield semi-final defeat by beating Wallsend Labour on penalties in the last four of the Combination Cup. The game endeds 2-2 after extra time. Perry Veitch opened the scoring for the Coachman,...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages EMERGENCY crews saved a 79-year-old pensioner from under the wheels of a bus on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle this week. You shared your views on the dangers of the roads in...
David Happy at Bronze Finish
DESPITE relinquishing their North of England 12-stage road relay title Morpeth Harriers' team manager David Swinburne was still a happy man at the end of the day after anchoring his squad to bronze medal position. Prior to racing commencing in Sefton...
Deaths
law to ARMSTRONG (Delves Lane). Peacefully on 30th March, aged 83 years, Alan, beloved husband of the late Mary, loving dad to Susan, Lesley, Joanne and devoted grandad to Dayle. Will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Friends please...
Deaths
MARTIN (Consett). On 29th March, peacefully at home, Marguerite, aged 88 years, much loved daughter of the late Les and Margaret, loving aunt to Paul, Teresa, Stephen, Christopher, Gregory and Margaret, dear sisterinlaw of Jean and sister of the late...
Dirt 7 Files: Inside a Hygenic Hellhole; Takeaway Is Dubbed the Worst Ever by Shocked JPs
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN DEAD flies litter grubby work surfaces, while mould and grease covers walls and floors in a toxic Tyneside takeaway, prompting JPs to dub it the worst they'd seen. But the man behind the hygiene horrors told the court he...
Fashion on the Street; myStyle LIZ LAMB Hits the Streets to Hunt out Tyneside's Most Stylish
Callum Hornigold, 26, is a freelance writer from Fenham, Newcastle What are you wearing? Denim jacket, pounds 40, Topshop; T-shirt, pounds 20, River Island; jeans, pounds 35, Diesel; brown shoes, Topman, pounds 16; Hat, pounds 15, Greenwoods; scarf,...
Football
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures STL NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION TWO (1930): Gillford Park v Northallerton Town. Last Night's results UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL SECOND LEG: Chelsea 2 Benfica 1 (Chelsea win 3-1 on aggregate), Real Madrid 5 Apoel...
Footballer in Pledge to Charity; Speed's Friend Makes a Vow
Byline: KATIE DAVIES A FORMER team mate of ex-Toon ace Gary Speed has pledged to raise cash for Sir Bobby Robson's cancer charity. Matt Jones, who played with Gary at Leeds United and in the Welsh national side, is preparing to run a half marathon...
Gales Bing Chaos
Byline: PAUL TULLY THOUSANDS of householders spent a day without power after gales and snow brought the region's early summer to an abrupt end. North West Durham was worst hit, with thousands of homes in the Consett, Ebchester, Dipton and Tow...
Half Century of Dancing; "Balmbras Girl" Hazel Tells Her Tale
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN TAKEN to the back room in one of Newcastle's most famous pubs, Hazel Rayson thought she had a job for a fortnight. But 50 years on from becoming one of the "Balmbras Girls", the Blaydon grandmother-of-three is celebrating...
Happy Times for Toon Manager
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has summed up his love for the Geordie public ahead of the Magpies' crucial European push by admitting: "This is my happiest period in management." Pardew says that leading Newcastle United's charge to continental competition...
I'm Pending for Our Bou Ollie; Dad's Marathon Ride Will Raise Cash for Wheelchair
Byline: BRAIN DANIEL LITTLE Ollie Crawshaw should be enjoying playing with friends at the park, climbing at a soft play area, and taking to the beach with his parents. But the two-year-old is unable to do any of these things due to a rare condition...
I Told Legend Shearer to Stay Away from Management
WHEN Steve Bruce met Alan Shearer he had a stark message for him. "Stay out of management!" The pair honed their skills and their appetites for success at Wallsend Boys Club which turned them into super players for Manchester United and Newcastle...
Just How Safe Are the Streets You Live On?
Crime is falling across Tyneside, say police. But exactly how many crimes are being committed in your neighbourhood? The Chronicle can today reveal a detailed breakdown of Northumbria Police's annual crime figures. And we can lift the lid on...
Kielder Water Is Coming Up Trout
Byline: DAVID CARRICK STILLWATER trout anglers are having a great time of it just now, especially on the Northumbrian Water Reservoirs. It has been yet another impressive week''s sport with Kielder Water averaging 5.6 trout per visit. Derwent...
MAKE TREK WORTH IT! 'We Must Make Long Trek to Wales Worth It"
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Alan Pardew has demanded his players make the Toon Army's 700-mile round trip to Swansea "worth it". Many of the Geordie faithful will be spending 14 hours on a bus for the longest trip in the Premier League,...
MP Claims Government Is Attacking Our Heritage
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON CHURCHES and listed buildings face tax charges on top of repair bills after a change announced in the Budget. Some of the North East's most famous building and much-loved churches will be ordered to pay 20% VAT on repairs...
Newcastle Must Keep Hold of BA
Byline: Olivier BERNALD UNSURPRISINGLY we hear this week that there is some interest from Paris St Germain in Newcastle United's top goalscorer Demba Ba. Sadly for Newcastle it seems to be the case that when any of their players steps up on to...
New Chief for the Wall
JILL Haley has taken over as chief officer at Byker Community Trust (BCT) as it takes over nearly 2,000 homes on Tyneside. With over 30 years' housing experience in both the public and private sectors, Jill will lead the organisation created to...
New Jobs and Promotions at Enterprise Agency BIC
A REGIONAL enterprise agency has just taken on four staff in its frontline services team. The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has recruited new people, including Anna Pope from Washington, Tyne and Wear. She has joined as a receptionist,...
Newsround
? Scientists think that early life may have been brought to Earth by comets. Comets are giant balls of frozen gas, ice, dust and rock and carry important chemicals. Nasa experts think that when they crashed into the planet they may have brought supplies...
Next Step Careers Day Sees 500 Seeking Help
JOBSEEKERS have been given a helping hand to try to find a new career. Around 500 people attended the Next Step careers day at St James' Park, which showcased new opportunities in education, training and employment. The day included a jobs fair,...
Old Comrades
TODAY 7.30pm, Newcastle Branch RAF Assn, Companions'' Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle. 7.30pm, Elswick All Arms Association, 203 Bty (V) 101 Reg Sgts Mess, Cowpen Road, Blyth. 8pm, Chester le St Branch, The Relton Club, Relton Terrace, Chester le...
Our School
Terrific teaching practice We are extremely lucky to have two Newcastle University students on PGCE placements within the Primary Department. This is a new and very exciting experience for the University and Woodlawn School. Within Class 1 Sarah has...
Poem
IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE I see a razor sharp vampire tooth, I see red blood dripping from the cracked roof. I can hear wolves howling in the dark night, Ghosts shouting "boo" give me a fright. HAHA! What do you you cross I can smell sticky gloop,...
Police Bail Chamber's Treasurer; Theft Claims Investigated
Byline: DAVE BLACK A SENIOR official of a business organisation has been arrested and questioned by police in connection with alleged theft from its funds. Mark Trill, 60, the treasurer of Morpeth and District chamber of trade, was arrested last...
Reshuffle in Midfield on the Cards as Guthrie Sits It Out
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has been forced to rethink his midfield plans for the trip to Swansea City following the omission of Danny Guthrie from his squad with a calf problem. The Chronicle reported last night how Guthrie was facing a race...
Rough Seas Wreak Havoc with Fishing
Byline: SAM HARRIS THE rough seas have made many places unfishable and, in fact, dangerous in some cases. Hopefully there may be a few codling around once the sea abates. Prior to the rough seas, there have been one or two small codling, mainly...
Run Marathon for Good Cause
I WILL be running in this year's Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 22, for The Children's Trust, Tadworth, a national charity that provides specialist therapy, care and education for some of the UK's most severely disabled children and young...
Sandman Lewis Stroms to ABA's
FOREST HALL'S Lewis Ritson has stormed into the finals of amateur boxing's most prestigious domestic competition, the Senior ABAs, to be held at the York Hall, Bethnal Green on Friday April 13. Nicknamed The Sandman, Ritson was the youngest boxer...
Shamed Bouncer Claims He Acted out of Fear; Attack Victim Had His Skull Shattered
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FORMER pub bouncer Derek Bland today issued an apology for a brutal one-punch attack that left a driving instructor with a shattered skull. The 42-year-old claimed a series of terrifying knife attacks had made him fear for...
Son Attacked Dad He Blamed for Mum's End; Three-Year Jail Sentence for Assault
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A TORMENTED son attacked his dad with a hammer after blaming him for his mother's suicide. When Richard Buglass' mother killed herself, he and his brothers and sisters held their father, James Buglass, responsible. And...
Students' Scripts Hot the Stage
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL BUDDING playwrights from a Newcastle school have seen their scripts taken from page to stage after excelling in a writing course with the city's Live Theatre. A total of 26 Year 8 pupils aged 12 to 13, from Excelsior Academy...
Take a Stand
[c] EASTER is upon us. For most people it is a time to celebrate with family and friends. But spare a thought for those less fortunate. Like me. I will be spending Easter curled up on the floor, clutching my stomach in agony. While I can't quite...
Tavernier in from the Cold and Ready for Action; Pards' Injury Worries
Byline: LEE RYDER JAMES TAVERNIER is on stand-by for tomorrow's Premier League battle with Swansea City. Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew had no choice but to recall him from his loan stint with MK Dons after James Perch picked up a knock in...
The Hatred I Suffered Was in Believable. It Was Brutal, It Really Was; Steve Bruce on How Being a Geotdie Came Back to Haunt Him on Return to Region
Byline: STEVE BRUCE STEVE BRUCE is a Geordie who got tortured for his upbringing when he dared to cross the great divide and manage Sunderland. Eventually hounded out of his job late last November with his family deeply hurt by the vitriol, he...
Thousands Planning Their Easter Eascape; but Delays Likely, Travellers Told
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN FAMILIES are being warned to expect a busy time on the roads, railways and at the region's airports as thousands attempt an Easter getaway. Bosses at Newcastle International Airport expect more than 45,000 passengers to...
Time Savers Take to Bikes; Charities Link Up to Help Each Other
Byline: RUTH LAWSON CHILDREN'S centre staff have got on their bikes in a bid to go green. Family support workers at Cowgate and Blakelaw Children's Centre in Newcastle have ditched cars in favour of bicycles when heading out on their daily rounds...
Town's Revamp Will Bring Jobs; Shopping Centre Plans Get Green Light from Councillors
Byline: TONY HENDERSON THIS is how a new town centre will look after a long-awaited revamp. New life will be breathed into Felling town centre after plans for a new shopping precinct were given the go-ahead. The development will see a new supermarket,...
Two Honoured for Service to Law Firm
NORTH East law firm Gordon Brown is celebrating a major milestone with two long-time members of staff. Eileen Wignall and Allan Maxwell have both clocked up 30 years of service with the firm. Human resources manager Eileen has been with the Chester-le-Street...
Tyneside Dodger Revealed; Shirt Stealer Darley Got Two Months with Hard Labour
Byline: TONY HENDERSON www.chroniclelive.co.uk DICKENSIAN characters resembling Bill Sykes, Nancy and the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist were walking the streets of Newcastle as the author wrote his novels. That's the claim of an exhibition...
United Are Up and Away! Victory over Wednesday Means Magpies Are Flying into Higher League Women's Football
NEWCASTLE United have sealed promotion to the National Women's League Northern Division. A 4-0 win at nearest rivals Sheffield Wednesday was more than enough to clinch the Combination League title. A brace each for Stacy Crooks and Steph Eadon...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them
ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 07901 538587 / DH7 7AR Trout are feeding well with CdC''s, F Fly and Buzzers top patterns. Dean Appleby caught 30 trout in his session while Kai Scott had 10 in his four hour visit. Blythe Palmer from South Shields won the Trout...
Whistle Blown on Raid at Footy Club
Byline: SARAH SCOTT AS they battled it out on the football pitch, heartless thieves targeted these players stealing cash, bank cards and even a treasured wedding ring. Members of Bethshan FC were left devastated when they came off the pitch after...
Wife's Gratitude and Grief on Walk; Widow's Thank-You Fundraiser for Cancer Charity
A WIDOW is keeping her husband's spirit alive when she takes his ashes on a walk to raise money for charity. Lynn Anderson, 56, was left devastated when her husband Neville died of bowel cancer in December 2010, at the age of 59. Macmillan Cancer...
You Don't Mess with Danny, Champion of the PL Right-Back's
Byline: LEE RYDER TO say that Danny Simpson splits opinion in the eyes of Newcastle United fans would be an understatement. Some Toon fans have begged him to sign a new contract, while one Twitter troll warned him he would be "shot" if he didn't...
You Tll Us
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH THE streets of Tyneside have become a good deal safer over the last 12 months, according to new figures. RACHEL WEARMOUTH asked if those figures reflect what is happening in your community FIGURES released by Northumbria...
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