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 23, 2012

Acknowledgements
BAGIER (Whickham). Gordon Alexander Thomas Bagier D.L. Violet, Gordon's wife and his entire family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all friends, neighbours and former work colleagues for their kindness, cards, letters of sympathy and donations...
Backbench Boys Play Their Part
Byline: LEE RYDER FLOURISHING Newcastle United are taking the Premier League by storm - and those on the sidelines have played a crucial role in that success, according to Alan Pardew. The United boss heaped praise on his side after notching a sixth...
Bath Time Is Not Enjoyed by Bogie; Defeat Ends Heed's Play-Off Hopes
Byline: JEFF BOWRON IAN BOGIE has urged his side to end the season on a high after Gateshead's playoff hopes were finally extinguished in the west country. The Heed shipped three goals in the opening 13 minutes at Twerton Park and relegated Bath...
City the Leed-Ing Lights at Qualifier
Byline: IAN OLIVER CITY of Newcastle enjoyed medal success at the City of Leeds National Qualifying Meet. In the competition for 11 to 14-years-olds, 12-year-old Miriam Jessett led the way with a hat-trick of victories. She swept through the...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages THIS week we reported that some Northumbria University students had returned to their student accommodation after the Easter break to find that they had been the victims of...
'Cuts Will Put Mums at Risk' Says Charity
A PARENTING charity claims hundreds of mothers are being put at risk by Government cuts. The NCT - the UK's largest parenting charity - says the cuts will put pressure on local midwifery and support services in Newcastle. Now the charity has...
Deaths
BASTON (Chapel Park). Peacefully in hospital on 18th April, aged 68 years, Pauline (nee Wright), beloved wife of Ron, a much loved mam of Claire, a loving nana of Jenson, motherinlaw of Stuart, dearest sister of John, Nancy, Evelyn, Gwen and the late...
Diamond Team-Mates Cover Skipper's Back; Speedway
Byline: BARRY WALLACE SKIPPER Mark Lemon's miserable run of mechanical misfortune continued last night, but splendid covering by his team-mates saw Newcastle Diamonds defeat Berwick 53-41 at Byker to jump into second place in the League Cup (North)...
Double Trouble; Twins Facing Civil Action in US Courts over Alleged Online Stock Trade Scam
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY TWIN brothers from Tyneside could be hauled before the courts in America over allegations they defrauded investors out of more than pounds 700,000 with an elaborate online scam. Alexander and Thomas Hunter, from Whitley...
Eagles Feel Heat after Fourth Loss
Guildford Heat....100 Newcastle Eagles.. 74 A FOURTH successive defeat in the Eagles' last regular BBL Championship game does not seem the right way for the British champions to enter next week's play-offs. However, again the scoreline does not...
Europe, Here We Come! High-Flying United Guaranteed Spot in European Competition after Week's Results Pan Out
GET ready Europe - the Toon are coming! Newcastle United will be playing European football next season for the first time in five years. After Everton drew 4-4 with Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday, United's place in the Premier League's...
Father Delivers Baby in Hospital Car Park; Little Flo Can't Wait
Byline: SARA NICHOL LITTLE Florence Brown made an unexpected entrance into the world after being born in a hospital car park. Expectant mother Rachel Brown's waters broke as husband Mark drove through heavy traffic to Newcastle's Royal Victoria...
Fond Tributes to Great Dad and Husband; Memorial Service Held for Popular Metrocentre Boss
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER METROCENTRE boss Tim Lamb was fondly remembered during a moving memorial service. Family and friends of the 50-year-old, who died of a suspected heart attack while playing football last month, paid their respects to him...
'Frances Just Takes It All in Her Stride' Say the Word 'TOFS' and Not Many People Would Know What It Means. but Working Single Mum Jayne Unsworth Is Used to People Not Having a Clue about Her Daughter's Condition. She Tells KAREN WILSON All about It. myLife
Byline: KAREN WILSON AS three-year-old Frances plays with her favourite cuddly animals at her home in Bowburn, County Durham, she seems like any other little girl. It's only when you hear a rattling noise as she drinks her juice that you realise...
Freddie the Dolphin Charmed the Nation
FOR five years Freddie the dolphin ruled the waves at Amble in Northumberland. He was first spotted in the area in 1987 and visitors from all over the country would come to see him as he swam and leapt about in the water. Ian Hinson, then as...
Freddy Buys Royal Motor; Now Ex-Toon Chief Needs a Home for Collection
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FORMER Toon tycoon Freddy Shepherd has bolstered his boutique of luxury vehicles - with a car once owned by King George V. The haulage entrepreneur shelled out thousands of pounds for the 7.7-litre Rolls Royce Phantom II which...
I Have Been Set Up-They Are Claiming I Threatened to Murder a Woman and Her Son; Conroy Denies Death Threats after Being Arrested and Quizzed
Byline: DAN WARBURTON PADDY Conroy was quizzed by detectives over claims he threatened to murder a neighbour, the Chronicle can reveal. Conroy, 51, spent more than 12 hours in a prison cell as detectives raided his Denton home and combed the...
In Memoriam
DUNN (Swalwell). To a loving mam and nana. Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, to love, to treasure and never forget. Sadly missed by Susan, Ivan, Vicki, Robert and Amber. xxx ELLIOTT (Wallsend). Sylvia, a much loved wife, mam and grandma. It's...
It Is My Dream Job, and I Am So Proud; Area Commander Neil's Joy at Landing Hometown Post
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THE man that led the hunt for fugitive Raoul Moat is back in uniform to take charge of policing in his home town. As a detective Chief Supt Neil Adamson has led probes into some of Tyneside's most challenging and high profile...
It's Strikingly Obvious O'Neill Needs Signings
Byline: JAMES HUNTER NO prizes for guessing what tops Martin O'Neill's summer shopping list. Sunderland's attacking options have looked mighty thin in the last few weeks. Saturday's blank at Aston Villa extended the Black Cats' goal drought...
Kim's World
[c] THIS weekend my sight was fully restored and it felt like a small miracle. My vision, the optician tells me, has deteriorated quite rapidly since my last eye test and I was in need of much stronger lenses. Apparently this is quite natural...
MAGPIES' NEW ENTERTAINERS; Cabaye: We Can Emulate KK's Boys
Byline: LEE RYDER YOHAN CABAYE wants Newcastle United to emerge as the "new Entertainers" - by grabbing a place in the Champions League. Cabaye was the two-goal hero during the 3-0 win against Stoke City, with the man of the match helping fire...
Merciless Magpies Show Killer Instinct; Stoke's Bludgeoning Bruisers Are Swept Away in Style as Rampant United Glide into a Champions League Place
Byline: LEE RYDER FLOATING like butterflies and stinging like killer bees. That pretty much sums up exactly how the black-andwhite swarm are going about their business at the moment. Throw in three knockout blows that Muhammad Ali would have...
Multi-Talented Kids; School Squads Are Game for Action in Pre-Olympic Event
MORE than 350 pupils from across Tyne and Wear descended on Newcastle's Centre for Sport to compete in the first School Games Multi-Sport Final of this Olympic year. The Games were the culmination of a series of competitions held since September...
Mum's Shock as Ceiling Falls on Toddler. Son; Youngster's Lucky Escape after Plaster Slabs Come Down
A YOUNG mum has spoken of her shock when her living room ceiling unexpectedly collapsed around her sleeping toddler. Kerry Hall, 26, from Scotswood, Newcastle, bolted into the living room to rescue two-year-old Cameron as slabs of plaster and rubble...
Murray Misses out on Olympic Spot to Claire
FREYA MURRAY was nearly three minutes inside the Olympic qualifying time in yesterday's Virgin London Marathon - but in the chase for the one place available in the British team she was beaten into second place by Bristol and West's Claire Hallissey....
O'Shea's Irish Eyes Not Smiling as Chances Go Begging
Byline: JAMES HUNTER JOHN O'SHEA admits Sunderland are kicking themselves after dropping four points in back-to-back games against relegation candidates. The Black Cats have ground out goalless draws against Wolves - whose relegation was confirmed...
Our Own Army of Carers; Tending to Our Sick and Wounded - Day or Night
THEY were a new smiling team of Florence Nightingales committed to caring for folk on Tyneside. These trainee nurses were graduating from Newcastle's General Hospital in 1952, set for a career tending our sick and wounded. Now, 60 years on, those...
Raids on Homes Shooting Suspects; 24-Year-Old Man Attacked by Gunman on a BMX Bike
RAIDS have taken place at the homes of those suspected of being linked to the ride-by shooting of Colin Sproat. The 24-year-old is today still recovering after he was blasted in the arm by a gunman on a BMX bike. Police probing the shooting,...
Right-Wing Extremist Arrested in Threat Case; Police Raid after Alleged Race-Hate Posts
Byline: DAN WARBURTON A FAR-RIGHT extremist was quizzed by officers over allegations he threatened an Oslo-style bomb attack on Muslims. A 29-year-old from South Shields, named on websites yesterday as Kenny Holden, was arrested by officers on...
Show's Not Gone Down the Tube Yet; Anniversary Celebration of Show That Put City on Map
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A TRAILBLAZING music show will be marking a number of landmark anniversaries this year. Tomorrow marks 25 years since The Tube aired for the very last time after its defining five-year run. The guest list saw everyone from...
Sporting Pair Team Up in Bike Challenge; Ex-Toon Player and Triathlete to Cycle Europe
EX-TOON favourite Robbie Elliott teamed up with Tyneside triple-jumper Jonathan Edwards in preparation for his mammoth bid to cross Europe. Former midfielder Robbie kick-started a gruelling training regime to complete a bike ride in memory of Sir...
Star Pairing Give Stoke the Hump
Byline: John GIBSON YOHAN CABAYE strutted like a show pony for an hour, Papiss Cisse but a few minutes more yet the game was up for football's humpers Stoke City. United are so hot right now they can take off their two best players with a fair...
Toon Skipper Colo Makes the Premier Team
www.chroniclelive.co.uk NEWCASTLE UNITED skipper Fabricio Coloccini is in the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League Team of the Year. The defender, the North East's only representative, was rewarded for some outstanding performances...
Victory Was for Terry - Hagos; Athletics
Byline: BILL McGUIRK YARED HAGOS led the tributes to Terry O'Gara as he stormed to an impressive victory in yesterday's inaugural 5k road race held in memory of the former Wallsend chairman. The Ethiopian decided at the 11th hour to take his...
We Won't Give Up without a Fight." Falcons Coach Gold Refuses to Throw in Towel
Byline: MARK SMITH GARY GOLD believes Aviva Premiership rugby can still be his parting gift to Newcastle Falcons' supporters. A season-high crowd of 8,011 turned up at Kingston Park on Friday to watch them take a losing bonus point from a 9-3...
Winning Spartans Are Back on the Right Road at Last
RELEGATED Blyth Spartans ended their away campaign in the Blue Square Bet North with only their second league win on their travels this season. The Spartans dragged hosts Hinckley United into the final play-off spot after a superb 3-1 win in Leicestershire....
Your're Smarter for 10; Today Is St George's Day, Commemorating the Patron Saint of England, and a Towering Figure in Mythology. but Why Do We Celebrate His Day, and Who Was He Really? COREENA FORD Finds Out
What's so special about today? It's April 23 of course - St George's Day in honour of Saint George our patron saint. He's also the saint of knights and archers - but people more likely know it as William Shakespeare's birthday. What's supposed to...
You Tell Us
THE story of the young man who slayed a dragon is part of our national folklore. It led to the creation of St George's Day today, when English people are encouraged to get together and celebrate the country. But is St George's Day still relevant? And...
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