Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 3, 2004

A Day in the Life of Segedunum
Andrew hankinson finds 2,000 years of history at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend THE Romans were ambitious, but even they had to draw the line somewhere. In 122AD they not only drew it, but they built a wall along it too. With awesome simplicity,...
Bat's the Way as Thorpe Saves England
Graham Thorpe today hailed his memorable Kensington Oval century as "one of the highlights" of his career as England push for an historic victory over West Indies in the third Test. The Surrey left-hander played one of the most eye-catching innings...
Beauty Clinic
Indian head massage is one of the fastest-growing complementary therapies in the West. It has been practised for more that 5,000 years and is ideally suited for 21st Century stress-related illness. Its effectiveness lies in its simplicity. It can be...
Blyth Spirit
Blyth Spartans are looking to raise pounds 2,000 to cover the cost of sending fans and the club's junior squads to the Unibond League clash at Vauxhall Motors on April 17. Anybody who can help should ring (01670) 361 320. Main event WALLSEND...
Bristling with Great Brushes
Since we were children, the importance of giving our teeth a good clean twice a day has been drilled (pardon the pun) into us. One of the best reasons I can think of for this daily ritual is so I don't have to spend too much time at the dentist's...
Car Bus-Ters
Byline: By Peter Young Buses will be given priority and motorists will have to pay more to park if council leaders back plans for a shake-up of travel and transport. But the idea of charging motorists to drive into Newcastle city centre has been...
Celebration Time as Thunder Hit the Ton
Byline: JEFF BOWRON Gateshead Thunder will be celebrating whatever the outcome of tomorrow's Arriva Trains Cup clash at first division Whitehaven, writes JEFF BOWRON. The match is Thunder's penultimate northern group tie of what has been another...
Church Matters
Byline: By Francis Wood The word, "Drama" comes from the Greek and means, "to take part in" while "Spectator" is Latin and means to "one who looks on". For Christians, Holy Week is the Week of Weeks and is definitely a drama. We are not spectators...
Cottage Kitchen
Hidden away at the Tyne Tees TV end of City Road, Egypt Cottage is under promising new management. Malcolm Farmer is the new lease holder and head chef of the Newcastle establishment, having taken over in January this year. In this short period...
Dump This Awful No Car Lane Now
There I was, driving to work on Friday as usual, on my normal route, when I came across a traffic jam where there usually isn't one. Oh no! I thought, an accident. As all the cars were veering off into the right-hand lane, but no - overnight a no-car...
Duo Well Schooled in Aiding Disabled
Byline: By Cathy Spencer Out of potential disaster, new hope for generations of deaf children has emerged. Instead of closing, the Northern Counties School now has a bright future, thanks to a unique partnership. When the Percy Hedley Foundation...
Ex-TV Chief Stole Pounds 5,000 in Benefits
Byline: By Amy Cartmell Former tv boss Clive Page stole thousands of pounds in a benefit scam. Page, who ran Tyne Tees news and sport in the 1980s, fraudulently claimed more than pounds 5,000 in benefits on a flat he didn't live in. He kept...
Giving Men a Run for Their Money
A women's group has found out that woodwork can be a life-changing art. TAMMY LOVELL went to talk to the would-be carpenters WHEN a poster advertising a women's woodwork group caught Angie Reay's eye, she thought she would give it a go. Little...
Hair We Go
Unfortunately, grey hair is another ageing inevitability, and coping with it is sometimes quite difficult. Despite the odd adage, better grey hair than no hair; your first grey hair doesn't do a lot for your morale. By the age of 30 most people...
Harry's Game
Byline: By Alan Oliver Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp admitted today that he wants to make Lomana LuaLua's move from Newcastle United permanent. But Redknapp will have to give United the pounds 2m they paid Colchester for the Democratic Republic...
How the Holiday Websites Are Rated
Holiday bookings on the web are growing so rapidly that old-style packages are on the way out, say some travel experts - but a survey of top websites in the April issue of Which? suggests that travel agents still have a role after all. The magazine...
How to Stand out in Crowd
Byline: By Kate Walton It's not only Pucci, Etro and Misoni whose collections are dominated by prints this season as evidenced by the strong print presence in Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace's spring and summer collections. Inspired by the...
It's All Fiction
There are a few reasons why actor David Jason, pictured, would feel sentimental about his latest project, The Second Quest. As well as directing and starring in the one-off drama, set in the Isle of Man in the 1960s, it has more than a whiff of the...
Lions End Up in the Myers
Byline: By Paul New Shawn myers turned in an MVP display to help Newcastle Eagles put Milton Keynes Lions to the sword 103-79 at the Arena last night - and then shrugged off the plaudits which came his way. The Eagles had gone into the game handicapped...
Machin's Blast Angers Diamonds
Byline: BARRY WALLACE Furious Newcastle bosses Darryl Illingworth and George English have responded to a stinging attack by Sheffield promoter Neil Machin on Diamonds' Czech Republic rider Mario Jirout, writes BARRY WALLACE. The row has added...
More Jobs Agony
Byline: By Steven Oliver A black week for North East jobs ended on a low as yet another top company announced redundancies. Engineering company VA Tech based at Hebburn has unveiled plans which look set to result in around 90 job losses. It...
Mrs Robbie's Quick Chicken Curry
Ingredients: Serves 4. 7oz/ 200g onion (peeled and roughly chopped) 1 small red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped) 1 clove garlic (finely grated) 2 tsp fresh root ginger (finely grated) 2 tsp Madras curry paste 1lb 2oz/ 500g chicken...
Noon Crunch Time
Byline: By Duncan Madsen Jamie noon is fighting a fitness battle to play for the Falcons against Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park tomorrow (3.00) - and take his place in the Zurich Premiership record books. Last week at Leeds he equalled the...
Painting Exhibition in Regal Links
Byline: By Hannah Davies A former Chronicle artist with a Royal seal of approval is to have his work displayed in a North East gallery. The drawings featured in the exhibition were used to produce watercolour paintings of birds and flora and...
Park's Bid to Look Even Better
Byline: By Sally Scott South Shields' Marine Park is a huge draw for visitors to the seaside town. The southern end of the park boasts its very own miniature steam railway, one of the park's biggest attractions. Opened in 1972, Lakeshore Railway...
Payout but No Return to Job
Byline: By Amy Cartmell A teacher sacked after being falsely accused of molesting a pupil has won compensation but will not return to his job. German master David McPherson-Smith was cleared of two charges of indecent assault by a Newcastle Crown...
Pint-Sized Deliveries
Byline: By Julian Gavaghan Two milkmen brothers who pulled more than a pint in their local pub have had a special delivery. Mark and Paul Innes went on a double date with landlady sisters Anna and Clare Bedford two years ago and now both couples...
Piper Eager for Slice of the Action
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Matt piper is aiming to help Sunderland go the extra mile tomorrow and earn their first FA Cup final appearance for 12 years, (writes JAMES HUNTER). The Black Cats winger has been out injured throughout much of the season...
PSV No Easy Dutch Warns Bobby
Byline: By Alan Oliver Sir Bobby Robson has warned Newcastle United that they face a difficult UEFA Cup quarter-final first leg at PSV Eindhoven on Thursday - even though his former side are faring badly in the Dutch League. While United have...
Semi-Final a Dream Come True for George
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sunderland skipper George McCartney will be living out his dream when he leads the Black Cats out in tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final, (writes JAMES HUNTER). The 22-year-old Northern Ireland international defender will wear the...
Shooting a Line for Free Drive Home
Byline: By Rob Kennedy When police got a phone call from Terence Kelly saying a gunman was going berserk in a Tyneside street they sent an armed response team. However, officers only found Kelly - desperate to be arrested for a free lift back...
Sir Bobby Backs Chronicle Fun Run
Byline: By Owen McAteer Sir Bobby Robson today launched the Chronicle's 2004 Sunshine Run and called on runners to raise thousands for charity. The Newcastle United manager, who is a VIP supporter of the Sunshine Fund, took time out from his...
Testing Time for Nurses
Byline: By Julie Cush Normally energetic James Lovell has given his parents a terrible fright. Three days ago, after visiting his grandmother, the up-and-coming rugby and football star collapsed in the and was out cold for several minutes. ...
Trip to Libya over Murder
British detectives were flying to Libya today in a fresh attempt to track down the killers of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher. The 25-year-old constable was gunned down outside the Libyan Embassy in London in April 1984. No-one was ever charged with...
Under Attack
Byline: By Vince Gledhill Terrified businessman Tom Maguire is calling on police to speed up their efforts to find four youths caught on camera stoning his home. The youths hurled stones through five windows at his house in the Northumberland...
Victims of Thief Slam Sentence
Byline: By Brenda Hickman Victims of scheming doorstep crook Joanne Buckley today said she escaped lightly with a three-year jail term. And police who investigated a series of distraction burglaries carried out against mainly trusting, elderly...
We're Still Waiting for Our Faith to Be Restored
Byline: By John Gibson Sven-goran eriksson has been caught with his pants down again, this time courting Chelsea. No, not Clinton's daughter but the football club. As a consequence, a man who never actually appears ashamed - which the red-top...
When Reality Became Real
The look on "winner" Tom's face when he found out that the woman of his dreams was really a beautiful transsexual with all his bits intact was priceless. As reality sank in, we watched him suffer a series of tortuous flashbacks, recalling the tender...
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