Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 10, 2012

A Moment of Magic Was Not Arf Needed!
Byline: John GIBSON WHEN treading treacle a moment of inspiration is desperately required. After a good hour plus of such labour, up stepped Hatem Ben Arfa to put us gloriously out of our misery. He had been but a fleeting figure on the periphery...
Appeal for Airman Info; Sergeant's Plane Plunged into Sea
Byline: KATE PROCTOR CLUES about the life of an airman shot down over the Baltic Sea during the Second World War are being sought by a historian. Gateshead lad John Patrick Callan died when the Lancaster bomber he was in plunged into the sea off...
Blair Hat-Trick as Park Plan Perfect Push for Play-Offs
Byline: MARK SMITH PERCY Park's push for promotion out of North One East appears to have come at the perfect time following their 48-22 win at Northern. Saturday's skirmish saw Park play their long-awaited game in hand on their promotion rivals,...
Bowman on Target on Three Occasions
BIRTLEY St Josephs edged out Coxhoe United 3-2 in an end-to-end match. The game started strongly for Birtley and they took the lead with a goal from the impressive James Bowman. Liam Lawson had a chance to level with a one-on-one but the Birtley...
Cassidy's Spartans Are Determined to Go Down Fighting
Byline: JEFF BOWRON BLYTH Spartans may be heading for the Evo-Stik Premier but they have shown they will battle to accumulate points over what is left of a dismal season. Relegation from the Blue Square Bet North had been a formality for some...
Comedy Review; Rhod Gilbert, Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
Byline: Helen Dalby THE first thing Gilbert told the audience was that his new show would take us through his metamorphosis into a much calmer, less angry Rhod than the sometimes slightly deranged man who delivered his last two tours. I must...
Councils : Give Bin Offenders a Record; North East Authorities at Odds with Ministers on Waste
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON FAMILIES should still be handed a criminal record if they put their bins out on the wrong day, council bosses have said. Tyneside councils told ministers they should not remove harsh fines and criminal actions when Environment...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages PARENTS have been warned that teachers on Tyneside could close classrooms for strike action as early as the summer term in a row over pensions. Kimberley Ivory said: "Yeah,...
Deaths
BOYLE (Teams). Peacefully at home on April 3rd 2012, aged 69 years, Ann, dearly loved wife of Ted, also a much loved mam, grandma and sister of all the family. Would friends please meet at Saltwell Crematorium for the Funeral Service at 11.15am on...
Eagles Boss Blake Is Hoping for a Lucky Break; Chief on a Mersey Mission to Finally Clinch BBL Silverware
Byline: MATT LESLIE NEWCASTLE Eagles owner Paul Blake says his team will be going all out to clinch the title this Friday - in order to get a break. The Mersey Tigers roll in to Sports Central on Friday evening and the Eagles know victory will...
Ex-Toon Boss Facing the Hardest Fight of His Life; Family Thanks Wellwishers for Messages of Support
Byline: DAN WARBURTON EX-TOON chief Freddie Fletcher is seriously ill, the Chronicle can reveal. Newcastle United's former chief executive underwent emergency surgery on Tyneside last week. The Chronicle understands he had been diagnosed with...
Galas' Late Show a Stann Stunner
YOU could excuse Rutherford for cracking open the ouzo as Yanis Galas' late goal sealed a superb win at Heaton Stannington. However, it was a real team performance which won the three points as Graeme Troughton fired in a double and goalkeeper Rob...
Gang's Heist Secrets Revealed; How Trio Were Able to Raid City Shop in Daylight
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THEY exploited drug debts to recruit gang members and flew their foot soldiers into the UK on budget flights. More details of the murky world of the Estonian crime bosses behind a daring daylight jewellery heist on Tyneside...
Give the Kids Time to Settle into a Top Side; Gold: Youth Policy Can Yield Long-Term Success
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons boss Gary Gold believes England's young guns must be given the time to settle in as the new-look national team continues to take shape. With Stuart Lancaster last month confirmed as the permanent head coach...
Hat's a Touch of Pure Class
HATEM BEN ARFA has been described as a player in a "different class" by France international ace Yohan Cabaye. Cabaye believes that outside of global stars such as Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo, Ben Arfa is in the...
In-Form Johnston Has Lots of Heart
MARK JOHNSTON has been pretty quick out of the blocks this season, and can capture a decent prize at Nottingham with Eternal Heart in the Betfred Barry Hills "Further Flight" Stakes. Not surprisingly for a horse from this yard, the Alhaarth colt...
Injured Dad Due Payout; Steel Firm Admit Liability after Man's Hand Is Crushed
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH A DAD who suffered gruesome injuries to his hand at work is on the cusp of a five-figure compensation payout. Labourer John Bell, 30, of Earsdon Close, West Denton, Newcastle, was left unable to work for two years when...
In Memoriam
BLAND (Cullercoats). Treasured memories of our dear Catherine (nee Ritchie), died 10th April 2006. Loving wishes are sent to you today, though no longer with us, you are never far away. Always in our hearts and that's where you will stay. Loved and...
It's a Funny Old World
Byline: MIKE MILLIGAN [c] IT'S hard to look back on our schooldays without feeling a sense of pride about what we got up to; not much empathy, tact or political correctness in our playgrounds. A green room natter with other comedians brought out...
Jobs Joy for Nissan Factory; Firm Announces Further Round of Investment
Byline: DAN WARBURTON CAR giant Nissan today unveiled a multi-million pound investment in a new hatchback to spark a jobs bonanza. More than 225 positions are to be created at the Japanese manufacturer's Sunderland plant as well as 900 in the...
Kids Are Resilient and Quickly React to Routine; myFamily
Do you have a dilemma you'd like one of our parenting panel to answer? Contact hannah.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk or call her on 0191 201 6341 and we will pass it on to the panel member most able to help. THIS WEEK'S DILEMMA: MY two-year-old daughter...
Meet Mickey and His Pals; Tickets Went on Sale Today for the New Disney on Ice Show and, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Finds out, It Promises to Be a Passport to Adventure
Byline: GORDON BARR JOIN Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one fun-filled ice production. That's the promise from the Disney on Ice team in the run-up to Passport to Adventure, which is at the Metro Radio...
Mum Is Inspired to Climb Mountain for Son; 'It Didn't Enter My Head That We Wouldn't Make It'
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH EXHAUSTED, exhilarated and proud to have made it - that was how devoted mum Kathryn Armstrong felt as she reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. But the 39-year-old, of Crawcrook, Gateshead, says her inspiration to reach...
Mum Was So Proud of What We'd Done; Memories of Meningitis Victim Spurring Daughter On
Byline: SARAH SCOTT SHE was her rock during the most difficult time of her life and now Julie Butler is determined to keep her mum's memory alive. Mum-of-three Julie, of Blyth in Northumberland, has been fundraising for Wansbeck General Hospital's...
Pards Keeps His Feet on Ground; One Step at a Time in Euro Race for United Boss
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW knows Newcastle United could take a huge step towards the Europa League within the next few days - without even kicking a ball. Pardew knows the season could end in a "big party" for the Geordie public - but was...
Pards Raises His Hat to a Wonderful Winner
ALAN PARDEW feels Hatem Ben Arfa's wonder goal against Bolton Wanderers will fit in perfectly with Newcastle United's rich footballing tapestry at St James' Park. Comparisons have already been drawn with greats such as Paul Gascoigne, Peter Beardsley...
Play-Off Hopefuls Sunk by Mariners
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD were sunk by the Mariners as their Blue Square Bet Premier play-off hopes all but disappeared down the drain in Lincolnshire. A header in each half from defender Shaun Pearson condemned The Heed to a 2-0 defeat against...
Police Warned of 104 Death Plots; Figures Show How Many Alerts Were Issued
Byline: COREENA FORD "SOMEONE is plotting to murder you". Those are the terrifying words police delivered to more than 100 people in the North East last year, the Chronicle can reveal. The warnings, known as "Osman" alerts, are only issued...
Pounds 20.000 Pledge by Bank for Toma Fund; Charity Boosted by Promise of Huge Support
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A TYNESIDE children's cancer charity is being given a helping hand to boost their fundraising efforts. The Toma Fund has been adopted by Tesco Bank as their charity of the year and staff have pledged to raise at leas1t pounds...
Pupils Thanked with a Carnival; Celebrations after School's Ofsted Report
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL THESE Tyneside youngsters were treated to all the fun of the fair to celebrate their school's remarkable success this term. Walbottle Village Primary in Newcastle staged an extra special Easter carnival to say thank...
Restaurant Sold Booze to Officers; Unlicensed Venue's Boss Caught out by Undercover Police
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY RESTAURANT boss Alfred Somerville has been fined pounds 3,000 for selling alcohol illegally to two undercover police. The businessman was caught out flogging booze to plain-clothed police officers on three different occasions....
Roaring Success for Lion in Mane Event
THERE was a fairytale 33-1 success for the connections of Lion Na Bearnai in the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Trainer Tom Gibney only trains a handful of horses near the course, and journeyman jockey Andrew Thornton has been in...
Saints Are Different Class; Teresa's on Top of the Form to Clinch a Double
SUNNY but windy conditions greeted runners at the Newcastle Catholic Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships on Blakelaw Playing Fields. The under-nines' (years three and four) course was 800m long while the older age group the under-11s (years...
School to Train Its Own Staff on Schem; Places on Offer
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A TYNESIDE school, rated outstanding by Government inspectors, has got the job of educating the next generation of teachers. Emmanuel College in Gateshead has been selected as one of an elite group of schools across...
She's So Young and She Hasn't Done Anything Wrong ... So Why Should She Go through This? Seven-Month-Old Baby's Fight against a Rare Form of Cancer
Byline: PHILIPPA GOYMER AT just seven months old brave baby Philippa Jane Goymer is fighting a rare form of childhood cancer. Five days before Christmas last year her parents - Philip and Cassie - were told the devastating news that their beautiful...
Sneak Theif Is Jailed for Pensioner Con; Woman Targeted 72-Year-Old Living Alone in Tower Block
Byline: GARRY WILLEY ; SARAH SCOTT SHAMELESS Caroline Pattinson racked up her 207th conviction when she preyed on the kindness of a great-grandmother. Lillian Wilde was quick to help when Pattinson, pictured, knocked on the door of her Tyneside...
Some Things Never Change for the Cats
PLAYERS and managers come and go but one thing remains the same - Sunderland never win at Goodison Park! If you exclude a League Cup win there in 1998 - settled on penalties - you have to look back to November 1996 for the Black Cats' last victory...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL PREMIER LEAGUE: Aston Villa 1 Stoke 1, Everton 4 Sunderland 0, Fulham 1 Chelsea 1, Newcastle 2 Bolton 0, Tottenham 1 Norwich 2. CHAMPIONSHIP: Blackpool 1 Barnsley 1, Bristol City 3 Coventry 1, Cardiff 1 Watford 1, Crystal Palace 0 Southampton...
Springhill and Belford Settle for a Share of the Points; Sportsworld North Northumberland Lg
SPRINGHILL and Belford gained a point each in an evenly-contested Division One 2-2 draw at the Pier Field. Springhill took the lead through Terry Fannon and that was how the score stayed until half-time. Even though both teams created and squandered...
The Weaving Wonder with the Deadly Finish Lights Up Big Stage; Brilliant Ben Arfa's Solo Special Sets United on the Road to Yet Another Three Points as Bolton Are Sent Packing
Byline: LEE RYDER IT WAS broad daylight but the floodlights were still gleaming at St James' Park. And then Hatem Ben Arfa illuminated the Geordie Coliseum. Out of nothing, in a dull game in danger of fizzling into a Premier League washout,...
Three Matt Finishes as Diggers Polish off Bohs; Tyneside Amateur League
(FoWS) Diggers stretched their unbeaten run in Division One to 14 games to secure an impressive fourth-place finish in Division One. Matty Hayton's hat-trick helped them to a 6-1 win at Gosforth Bohemians Reserves with further strikes from Aydin...
Toon's Chances of Champions League - Why Not? Says Cabs
Byline: LEE RYDER YOHAN CABAYE gave a simple response to those who doubt whether Newcastle United can play in the Champions League next season when he said today: "Why not?" The Magpies could climb into the top four in their next Premier League...
Union Boss Calls for a UK Strike; Teacher Demands Action
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A NORTH East teacher has called for unions to join forces for a national strike in protest of Government plans to introduce regional pay. Tony Dowling, from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, was one of the guest speakers at...
War Propaganda : Read All about It
IT was 1942, and the Chronicle was bringing its readers bad news on the war front - the Admiralty had announced the aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes, had been sunk by Japanese air attacks off Ceylon. In a tame attempt to combat the news, the Admiralty...
We Will Bounce Back from Goodison Defeat, Vows Colback
JACK COLBACK is backing Sunderland to live up to their reputation as comeback kings after their miserable defeat at Everton. The Black Cats dropped to 11th after their 4-0 hammering at Goodison Park - a result which equalled Martin O'Neill's heaviest...
You Tell Us
INSPIRED by her son, Kathryn Armstrong has conquered one of the world's highest peaks to raise money for charity. Her son Lee, 13, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was three. And Kathryn's gruelling challenge up the 19,000ft...
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