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 July 9, 2004

7 DVDs to Buy
Only fools and horses: fatal extraction (Cert PG, 83 mins, BBC Worldwide, pounds 15.99, Comedy) Feature length episode of the beloved BBC sitcom, which was first screened on Christmas Day 1993. Del Boy (David Jason) is incensed when Raquel walks...
A Border Raid
Byline: By Barry Wallace Lee Dicken, currently out of the Newcastle Diamonds team following the arrival of Lubos Tomicek, is set to revive his Premier League career by joining Glasgow this weekend. Dicken, 25, is on loan to Newcastle from Hull...
All Mod Cons at Hand
Byline: By Richard Ord There was good news and not so good news from Kia when the Carens received a mid-life makeover. The good news was that several significant improvements were made, but the six-seat version was axed. From now on punters have...
Altea Looks a Good Sport
The very latest multi sport vehicle, the new SEAT Altea, makes its debut at North East Garages' SEAT dealership on Ponteland Road in Newcastle tomorrow "It's the ideal family vehicle," said the firm's sales manager, John Milner. "I'm just undertaking...
Anti-Jew Graffiti Daubed on Walls
Byline: By Louise Redvers Anger at racist yobs Race-hate yobs are behind an anti-Semitic graffiti campaign against Tyneside's Jewish community. Swastikas and National Front slogans have been daubed on walls in the Bensham area of Gateshead....
A Play Area Is Overdue
Byline: By Amy Cartmell Our campaign in memory of Jordan Toward has gained more backing from councillors. Newly appointed Lib Dem South Heaton ward councillors Karen Robinson and Helen Laing have voiced their support for a safe play area. ...
Belsay Prove They Can Stay Distance
Byline: By Duncan Madsen Thanks to the weather, the league table has a familiar look as the jorloring.com Premier Division begins the second half of its season tomorrow. With only one match completed over the last two weekends ( Bedlington against...
Bernard Career Fears
Byline: By Miles Starforth Olivier Bernard fears for his Newcastle United future unless he is offered a new contract soon. The left-back is entering the final year of his present deal ( and despite talk of a new contract 12 months ago, nothing...
Better Late, Than Never, Pete
Byline: By Sarah Harris Peter Andre, Newcastle City Hall. Peter Andre drove his North East fans Insania at Newcastle City Hall last night. But it nearly didn't happen at all as the man we had come to see missed his scheduled flight to Newcastle....
Beware of the Tyre Slasher
Byline: By Steve Hughes Motorists are being warned to be on their guard against a new enemy in the unlikely guise of clandestine tyre slashers. According to motoring organisation the AA, three per cent of all their call-outs to replace tyres...
Big Date for Will
Byline: By Gordon Barr Pop Idol Will Young is to play his first solo Newcastle arena date, it was announced today. The chart-topper, who played a sell-out show at the City Hall last month, will take to the stage of the city's arena on December...
Blondie Is a Highlight
Byline: By Gordon Barr Blondie are back in Newcastle next week. Showbusiness Reporter, Gordon Barr, catches up with their singer, Deborah Harry There aren't many singers who, at the age of 59, could be called a pop goddess. But then there...
Blue Is the Colour
Byline: By Keith Hamer Blue Spinnaker can complete a rare treble of Cup triumphs in Yorkshire this season by lifting the John Smith's-sponsored prize at York tomorrow. The Mick Easterby-trained five-year-old already has the Thirsk Hunt Cup and...
Boro's Ambition Is on the Mark
Mark Viduka was lured to Middlesbrough by the promise of further big-name signings and the chance to win trophies. The 28-year-old Australian completed his pounds 4.5m move from Leeds yesterday and revealed that it was manager Steve McClaren's ambition...
Brandon Go Forth in Bid to Climb Table
Brandon, with a game in hand on the five sides above them, aim to be fourth from top after the weekend double programme. "It would be a great couple of days if we manage to gain the maximum 40 points, and if we do we could be putting pressure on...
Bully Nurse Has Jail Term Halved
Byline: By Jamie Diffley A nurse who carried out a sadistic campaign of beating and bullying frail pensioners will soon be freed after a court slashed his jail sentence. Roland Maughan was jailed for two years after a Newcastle Crown Court jury...
Charges Ruled out in Drowning Case
Cps says it lacks evidence No charges are to be brought against three men arrested when a young man drowned after a night out. Father-of-one Tony Dockerty, 25, was celebrating Newcastle's UEFA Cup win over Basel with a night on the Quayside when...
Choose Your Hospital !
Byline: By Louise Redvers Changes in the way we are treated in hospital are about to revolutionise health care in the North East Patients will soon be able to choose where and when they have their operation in a bid to cut waiting lists and make...
CIA Faces Iraq Weapons Rap
Byline: By Bill Peters The CIA was today facing criticism over the alleged threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. A damning report out today lays blame on the CIA for flawed estimates on Iraq. But some of the agency's intelligence...
Cleric Will Stay Silent
Controversial cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi will not speak at a Metropolitan Police-sponsored conference as planned, the force said today. A spokeswoman said the force would now continue to back the Our Children Our Future event. Fears had been raised...
Cloisters Cuisine Is a Winner
The cafe and restaurant at The Cloister at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, in Newcastle, re-opened this week, following a re-fit. Described as a peaceful haven near the busy centre, The Cloister offers commuters, visitors and locals alike a chance...
Clubs in Tug of War for LuaLua
Byline: By Miles Starforth Portsmouth have upped their bid for Newcastle United striker Lomana LuaLua at the 11th hour after the striker held talks with West Bromwich Albion, (writes Miles Starforth). LuaLua travelled to the Hawthorns yesterday...
Confessions
Byline: By Lisa Marshall Friday 2nd July I'm working away when I hear a little snigger from the back of the office. Vicki is giggling at something on the internet while tucking into her lunch. Within minutes, I hear more sniggers and what appears...
Delights of Coastal Trail
Byline: By Mike Torpey The Pembrokeshire coastline is magnificent enough to be designated a National Park, the vast majority of which is actually classed Heritage Coast. Throughout its length, rugged sea cliffs and headlands jut into the Atlantic...
Derby Match Crucial to Get Back on Track
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt Captain John Tindale is pleased that Burnmoor are still the pacemakers following the poor weather in recent weeks. "For three successive Saturdays I have had to keep an eye out for rain, and it is always worrying when...
DJ Style You'll Never Forget
Byline: By Simon Armstrong With a box full of tunes as striking as his appearance, Yoji Biomehanika comes to Promise tonight, as Simon Armstrong reports AS more and more DJs flood clubland in the hope of becoming the next big thing, it's more...
Durham Fear a Lightning Strike
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Boosted by a superb 41-run Twenty20 Cup victory over Leicestershire on Wednesday, Durham Dynamos are looking to avoid a Lightning strike at the Riverside tonight. The Dynamos are unchanged for their first home game in this...
Extra-Hot Gig in Store
Elana Fremerman (on fiddle/vocals), Whit Smith (guitar/vocals) and Jake Erwin (upright bass) ( collectively known as Hot Club of Cowtown ( have blown the doors off just about every gig they have played since they first appeared in the region last autumn....
Falcons Giant Locks on to a Big Future
At 6ft 9in Newcastle Falcons' American lock Luke Gross is no shrinking violet, and the club is expecting big things from their giant new forward. Capped 62 times by the USA, including two World Cups, Gross holds America's all-time appearance record...
Family Film Full of Fun
Around the world in 80 days (pg, 120mins) Family/Action/Comedy /Romance. Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile De France, Jim Broadbent, Karen Joy Morris, Ian McNeice, Ewen Bremner. Released: July 9 (UK & Ireland) The 1956 film adaptation of...
Fan-Tastic Backing No Silver Lining for Button
Jenson Button has been warned by two of his great rivals to expect little help from an expectant British crowd looking to roar their hero on to victory this weekend. Silverstone is sold out as more than 100,000 fans flock to the Northamptonshire...
Fantasy Football
Eat your heart out Sven-Goran Eriksson. Sunderland fan Ken Dinning (pictured) succeeded where the Swede failed this summer ( by picking a team which stormed to victory in Euro 2004. While Sven's men only made it as far as the last eight, Dinning's...
Fed Up with Waiting
Grandad-of-eight John Lawlor had been waiting for almost nine months for an operation when he was offered the chance to go somewhere else. The 54-year-old, from Cowgate in Newcastle, was due to have a scrotal repair at the Royal Victoria Infirmary...
Finger of Blame Points to White House
Byline: By David Wilkie Fahrenheit 9/11 It is rare that a film's cast comprises real-life VIPs, but documentary maker Michael Moore has done just that with his devastating depiction of the current US administration. In Fahrenheit 9/11, he...
Freelander Is No Soft Option
Byline: By Val Jessop Her view: Soft-roader tends to be a phrase applied to the less serious, less masculine mud-plugger. They're the ones that growl testosterone, but in fact very often do not have the bravado to live up to the projected image....
Friends Mourn Mum's Death
Byline: By Adam Jupp Tributes have been pouring in for the mother-of-two who bled to death after a knife attack. Taxi-worker Susan Carr, 38, of Craghead, was killed on Wednesday, hours after celebrating her birthday at the nearby Royal British...
Full of Jail House Shocks
Title: The Suffering Format: PS2 Publisher: Midway Price: pounds 39.99 Welcome to Hell! The Suffering is the first next-generation survival horror to probe into the very unsettling and seedy underbelly of a maximum-security jail, making...
Furyk Is a Jolly Good Price for the Open
Euro 2004 is over but the great summer of sport continues throughout the week with British Open Golf, Copa America, the British Grand Prix, cricket's triangular series plus the start of the World 9-ball pool championship. Golf's British Open tees...
Game's a Steal
Byline: By Douglas Young Title: Thief ( Deadly Shadows Format: PC DVD-ROM Publisher: Eidos Price: pounds 29.99 Stealthy action games seem to be all the rage since Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell came along. Well here's a little...
Having Fun in a Jimny
Byline: By Andy Richards Sometimes, despite having misgivings, a car catches your eye. The Suzuki Jimny is a case in point. It's small and not particularly comfortable The climate control isn't good and its controls could do with a revamp:...
High Altea-Tude
Byline: By Mike Torpey Seat, the Spanish car builder which brought us the catchphrase "auto emocion", is celebrating a double whammy with the arrival of its latest star. The Altea, like the rest of the Seat range, is named after a Spanish town,...
History to Come Alive
The Romans return to Wallsend this weekend and we've got the details Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum will be transported to the third century AD when Quinta Roman re-enactment group invade this Sunday as part of the Wallsend Festival. ...
How You Did in the Sunshine Run
Here they are. The full results of the Sunshine Run. 1 Simon O'Donnell Ch-le-StAC 16:04; 2 Robert Walker NthShieldsP 16:09; 3 Matthew Tomlinson NthPolice 16:11; 4 Neville Carr AuroraH 16:20; 5 Chris Morley 16:38; 6 William Gilroy MorpethH 16:43;...
I Mourned beside a Stranger's Grave
Byline: By Peter Taylor For more than a year, devoted husband Jack Thompson made regular trips to the graveside of his wife Myra. But today he was left devastated after discovering a cemetery blunder meant he had been mourning at a stranger's...
Iraqis Probe Troops' Deaths
Byline: By Paul McMillan Inquiries into the deaths of two North East soldiers are to be handed over to Iraqi authorities. Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon, has passed British investigators' files on the deaths of Corporal Simon Miller, 21, of Washington,...
It's a Bite of All Right!
Byline: By Melanie Wightman Giorgios, Front Street, Tynemouth, Tel. 0191 257 3758 Trying to arrange a night out with a friend who is pregnant and one who likes the odd drink is no mean feat ( which is why we settled on a meal in an Italian restaurant...
It's Diesel Delight
Byline: By Malcolm Robertshaw For centuries scholars of all persuasions have been burning the proverbial midnight oil in a bid to feed their minds on the apocryphal tree of knowledge. In the motoring world these are the days of the diesel and...
Leave the Lego Men as They Are
I am writing in defence of the lego men. Art is a personal choice. For every person that likes something there will be that does not. So, what right has the newly elected Lib Dem council got to presume the majority of people do not like the lego...
Lotto for Lego
Byline: By Peter Young Getting rid of the Legomen sculpture in Newcastle could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, it was claimed. Labour councillor Rob Higgins says the initiative by the city's new Liberal Democrat leaders could land the city...
Memorable July for Fanshawe
Byline: By Martin Kelly Frizzante and Johnny Murtagh helped to seal a red letter week for Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe as the pair burst through to land the Darley July Cup yesterday. The Group One contest was the highlight of the July meeting...
Movie World Could End Up at Star's Feet
Steve Coogan stars in Around The World in 80 Days, in cinemas from today Steve Coogan is one of Britain's most popular and successful comedians but lately the joke's fallen a bit flat for the 39-year old funnyman. His marriage to 32-year-old...
My Test Car Not in Top Gear
Byline: By Paul Malley Nowhere is the power of the Press more apparent than in motoring. Car firms, eager for positive write-ups, spend millions on vehicle launches for journalists. Of course, no matter how glamorous the event, if what we are...
New Boy Wants First Team Place
Byline: By James Hunter Sunderland's new signing Dean Whitehead is confident he will cope with stepping up two divisions and has vowed to scrap for a first team place this season. The 22-year-old joined the Black Cats from League Two side Oxford...
Onions Success Is Bitter-Sweet
Byline: By Miles Starforth Blaydon go into the second-half of the season with club captain Ian Somerville insisting they have no reason to fear anyone in the league. Blaydon, skippered by Mark Drake this season, are second in the Foster's North...
Open Sesame Now!
Byline: By Mike Torpey Feast your eyes on the car Peugeot believes will take the motoring world by storm. It's called the 1007, it has stunning looks and electric sliding doors, and will cost from pounds 10,000 when it hits UK showrooms next...
Openshaw Back on the Right Road
Byline: By Bill McGuirk Michael Openshaw made it a hat-trick of wins in the Patterson Ford Tynedale 10km Road Race at Ovingham last night, (writes Bill McGuirk). After taking a break from competitive athletics for nearly a year, the talented...
Poets' Corner
Waste not and want not When I throw anything out; I always find I need it I once put something in the bin; then rushed out to retrieve it I may be a compulsive hoarder; at least that's what I'm told I'm reluctant to discard anything; even...
Police Appeal on Gang Rape
Byline: By Amy Cartmell These two women could hold vital information to help police with their inquiries into the gang rape of a teenage girl. The 17-year-old was snatched from a busy city street and raped in a car two weeks ago. She was bundled...
Pooling Around!
Byline: By Hannah Davies Glory goes to Kingston Park in the climax of our aquatic schools competition Success came with a splash for the winners of this year's Its a Knockout competition. Champion school Kingston Park Primary School were a...
Pupils Welcome School Decision
We posed the question: Would you let your 11-year-old child travel alone on four buses a day through Newcastle? Our story highlighted how a group of parents were left with no choice after their children were refused entry to three secondary schools...
Seeking a Quay to Late Nights
Byline: By Peter Young A battle between residents and pub bosses over late opening on Newcastle Quayside comes to a head on Monday. Flynns Bar wants a new public entertainment licence so they can open until midnight. Residents, backed by their...
Sinfonia to Keep Busy
It's a question a lot of music-lovers are asking. Between now and next winter, where will Northern Sinfonia's musicians be while the finishing touches are added to their magnificent new home, The Sage Gateshead? Will the likes of leader Bradley...
Singers Cater for the Disabled Too
It's not often you hear of a group that caters for the deaf or partially deaf audiences. But that's exactly what you get if you visit a venue that is playing host to The Backbeat Boys or Motown Bros. These two bands, made up of Martin Crawford,...
Sporty Diesel Is Super-Thrifty
Byline: By Andy Richards In the fiercely competitive supermini segment of motoring it takes something extra-special to help to keep you well ahead of the game. Renault, always one of the league leaders at this kind of thing, has recently introduced...
Striking Memories for Miners
Byline: By Jamie Diffley A new photographic exhibition is launched this weekend providing a snapshot of what life was like for those caught up in the miners' strike 20 years ago. Jamie Diffley reports A man stands firm, hands in pocket looking...
Summer Lovin' of a Classic
Byline: By Gordon Barr Jonathan Wilkes is in the frame next week when he plays Danny in Grease at Newcastle's Theatre Royal. Showbusiness Reporter Gordon Barr chats to him Jonathan Wilkes doesn't need to think twice when asked about his best...
Tartan Humour
A trio of top Scottish comedians take to a Tyneside stage this weekend. The Corner House Comedy Club, in Heaton, Newcastle, opens its doors on Sunday for an evening of laughs. Headline act for the night is the globe-trotting Des McLean, who recently...
The Head Turner
Byline: By Maxine Ashord If first impressions count for anything I don't think I would have gone near the PT Cruiser as my initial thought was bring out your dead! However, looks can be deceiving and, after a week behind the wheel of the retro-styled...
The Road from Hell
Byline: By Linda Richards Noise, dust and sleepless nights ruin residents' lives Noise levels from one of the region's busiest roads are above national guidelines, sparking an investigation. Families living near the A1 in Gateshead said the...
This Model`s Still Top of the Pops
Byline: By Alistair Coull His view: The Freelander has been a huge success for Land Rover. Its reliability may not always have been what customers wanted but generally the picture is bright. The stylish 4x4 is now so popular that many times...
To Geordie Workers Planning to Take a Job in Iraq, I'd Advise: Think Again
Byline: By Peter Taylor Former hostage John McCarthy today warned job- seekers thinking of moving to Iraq: Don't do it. Mr McCarthy, 47, is in the North East next week to help raise money to care for victims of torture in his role as patron of...
Top Class Film for Rock Fans
School of rock (Cert PG, 104 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Comedy/Drama, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.99/Jack Black box set with Orange County pounds 26.99/VHS pounds 14.99) Starring: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman,...
Trailblazer Greg Hits the Toon
Byline: By Simon Armstrong While to many, British dance music may have smashed its way into our consciousness with the 1988 second Summer of Love, dig a little more and you will find its roots lie much deeper. Although Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling...
Twist That's Glaringly Obvious
Twisted (15, 97min) Thriller. Ashley Judd, Samuel L Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn, Russell Wong, Mark Pellegrino, Richard T Jones, Camryn Manheim, DW Moffett. Released: July 9 (UK & Ireland) Newly promoted homicide detective Jessica...
Two Lifeboats Will Be Axed
Byline: By Rob Kennedy Lives could be put at risk after two North East lifeboats were axed, it was claimed today. The RNLI has sparked anger by withdrawing the off-shore lifeboats based at Blyth and Sunderland. The organisation says the decision...
Two-Year Match Ban for Soccer Hooligan
Byline: By Amy Cartmell A tyneside soccer hooligan who tried to sneak out to Euro 2004 by boarding a flight to Portugal via Liverpool has been slapped with a banning order. Stephen Oliver, of St Ann's Court, Byker, Newcastle, was detained at...
Tynedale Put Record on Line
Byline: By James Hunter Tynedale lead the NTSL Division A1 at the halfway stage of the season and they go into tomorrow's match at Leadgate aiming to keep up their unbeaten record. The Hexham club have 171 points at the halfway mark, 14 points...
Venables for Newcastle
Terry Venables is set to return Down Under after signing a one-year deal to coach Newcastle in the new Australian Premier League. The former Barcelona, Tottenham, Leeds and England boss has been appointed as head coach of the New South Wales side and...
Vent Your Spleen
I don't want to sound like an old fogey and one of those people who say things were very different in my day, but I really need to say something about the attitude of teenagers and children in general. I have a teenage son and he talks to me as...
Welcome to Jord- Ieland
Byline: By Gordon Barr and Sarah Harris Loving family look by TV star couple Celebrity couple Jordan and Peter Andre proved they were very much an item in Newcastle last night. The glamour model brought her two-year-old son Harvey to watch...
Why Do We Just Keep on Paying?
Byline: By Steve Hughes I was putting my bins to the gate the other day, and wondered how on earth we ever managed to get ourselves into this situation. We pay council tax for domestic services, which presumably covers having our household waste...
Yamaha Is Not So Super
Byline: By Andy Feeley None of the big Japanese manufacturers have come up with a road-based supermoto, which in this age of niche markets is strange. The only explanation I can come up with is that they are perhaps afraid of the thought of a...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.