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 13, 2012

5 Minutes with. Ladyhawke; Ladyhawke, Aka New Zealander Pip Brown, Releases Her Second Album Anxiety on May 25. She Is at the Sage Gateshead on May 1
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOUR LAST ALBUM. DID YOU THINK IT WOULD BE SO LONG A GAP? I didn't think it was going to be as long, but it didn't feel long to me at the time. I was touring for two years so by the time I started even attempting to write the...
A Battleship That Proves Popcorn Fodder
BATTLESHIP (12A, 131 mins) Action/Sci-Fi/Romance. Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Jesse Plemons, Gregory D Gadson, Hamish Linklater, Peter MacNicol. Director: Peter Berg. BATTLESHIP,...
Acknowledgements
DORNAN (Low Fell). The family of the late Betty would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for the kindness, sympathy, cards of condolence and donations of pounds 202 received for St. Clare's Hospice. Special thanks to...
Also Showing
TITANIC 3D (12A) To coincide with the centenary of Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage, James Cameron has revisited his masterpiece and lovingly converted it to 3D. The film begins deep underwater with Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his team of hi-tech...
A Royal Celebration! Campus Team Stick in to Bring Prestigious Trophy Back to Tyneside
NEWCASTLE University's senior men's hockey team claimed the BUCS PWC Trophy with a 4-2 victory over Exeter University Seconds. In doing so they became the first Newcastle hockey squad since 1976 to claim the prize. The Tynesiders travelled to...
Audi a5 Sportback 2.0 Tdi S Line
Byline: MAXINE ASHFORD IF YOU'RE after a car that oozes class and elegant styling then look no further than the Audi A5 Sportback. With eye-catching good looks, this S line model looks great from every angle with its Daytona Grey paintwork, tinted...
Bison Hunting Are Back in for the Kill; They Whipped Up a Storm When They First Unleashed Their Heavy Rock on Fans Two Years Ago but Now after a Year-Long Break Bison Hunting Are Back with a Vengeance. RUTH LAWSON Speaks to the Band's Guitarist Ahead of Their Comeback Shows
Byline: RUTH LAWSON IN many ways Bison Hunting were their own worst enemy when they first formed. Four Newcastle lads filled to the brim with passion, but that mixed with sheer determination and a quest for perfection made for an explosive concoction....
Bogie Setting a Four-Some Task; Gateshead Boss Wants Maximum Points Return
Byline: JEFF BOWRON IAN BOGIE has challenged his Gateshead side to end the season with four wins out of four. But the Heed boss knows even that might not be enough to reach the play-offs. The Tynesiders are 10th in Blue Square Bet Premier,...
Book Reviews
[c] Beastly Things by Donna Leon is published in hardback by William Heinemann, priced pounds 17.99. Available now. The waterways of Venice have delivered Commissario Guido Brunetti all manner of mysteries during the two-decade span of Donna Leon's...
Bringing Coal to Newcastle; Close the Coalhouse Door Opens in Newcastle Tonight. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Catches Up with Two of Its
Byline: GORDON BARR A REVIVAL of one of the most famous plays ever written about the North East opens in its home city of Newcastle tonight. Close The Coalhouse Door will run at Northern Stage until May 5. Alan Plater wrote the play, first performed...
Cassidy Is Still Looking for Ambition from His Players
BLYTH Spartans manager Tommy Cassidy says there is still a lot to play for against Hyde tomorrow, despite relegation being confirmed on Easter Monday. A bank holiday 0-0 draw at Harrogate means Spartans will now play in the Evo-Stik League next...
Cats Coach Bertschin Hails 'Find of the Season' McClean
Byline: JAMES HUNTER KEITH BERTSCHIN admits James McClean has surpassed all expectations in his debut season at Sunderland. Winger McClean joined Sunderland in the summer and became a reserve-team regular under second-string boss Bertschin. ...
City Have a Target of Top-10
DURHAM CITY can guarantee a top-10 finish at Skelmersdale United this weekend. Tenth-placed City go into the penultimate weekend of their Evo-Stik First Division North campaign safe in the knowledge that they will end the season in the top half...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages WOULD-BE police chief Sue Pearson wants Mike Ashley to pay more for city centre match day policing. Ms Pearson, who is bidding to represent Labour for the Northumbria Police...
Deaths
RUSHTON (North Shields). After a long illness at Cleveland Park Nursing Home, on 10th April, aged 85 years, Anne, a much loved and devoted wife of the late Bill, a loving mam of Owen and Elizabeth, also a loved motherinlaw of Sarah and Alan. She will...
Deaths
ARKLE (Deckham). Late of Dinnington. Peacefully in hospital on 8th April, aged 84 years, Joseph, dearly loved husband of the late Ivy, much loved father of Josephine, Julia, Keith, Ivy, Douglas, Jimmy, June and Sonia, also a much loved grandfather...
DVD Reviews
DVD Reviews Dream House (Cert 15, 88 mins, Warner Home Video, Thriller/Romance, also available to buy DVD pounds 15.99/Blu-ray & DVD Combi-pack pounds 19.99). Starring: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Claire Geare, Taylor Geare, Naomi Watts, Rachel...
Elddis Signature 130
IF YOU'VE been thinking about buying a motor home, the new Limited Edition Elddis Signature motorhome range is exclusively available in the North East at Tyne Valley Motorhomes with prices from pounds 34,750. Also new to the showroom in 2012 is...
Firm Is Accused of Water Pollution; Protesters Pack Court
Byline: KATE PROCTOR LANDFILL site bosses are facing charges of contaminating a water supply that serves thousands of North East homes. The Environment Agency is prosecuting Biffa Waste Services Ltd for six offences relating to water pollution...
Grufffalo Author Attends Monster Event; 800 Children Turn out to Meet Their Favourite Writer
Byline: ANTHONY JOSEPH CHILDREN'S author Julia Donaldson wowed her adoring fans in her "favourite museum". The 63-year-old, who is best known for her bestseller The Gruffalo, visited Seven Stories yesterday, the centre for children's books, based...
Harry's Mind Game Won't Find Its Mark with Our Wily Pards
IT was John Lennon who used to bang on about playing Mind Games. But at least that was worth listening to, unlike "good old" Harry Redknapp and his attempts to get under the skin of Newcastle. Redknapp, of course, is the darling of the southern...
Ian Is Still in the Running; Heart Attack Victim Plans Marathon
Byline: SARA NICHOL FOUR heart attacks and a rare genetic disorder aren't enough to stop Ian Campbell pulling on his running shoes. The 36-year-old dad is taking on the London Marathon, despite suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the...
In Memoriam
BALMAIN (Cramlington). In loving memory of our son Kevin, died 13th April 2004. We think about you often, we talk about you still, you haven't been forgotten, you know you never will. We will always love you. Mam, Dad and family xxx. HENRY (Cowgate)....
It's a Family Affair
Byline: Steve Brown RUMOURS, exaggerated greatly, would have it that the Kismet is to relocate. They curry no favour, for one of Whitley Bay's most iconic, enduring and popular Indian restaurants is still where it's always been - 177 Whitley...
It's a Huge Relief That Something Is Going to Be Done; Teen's Mental Health to Be Assessed at Last
Byline: HELEN RAE A FAMILY have welcomed news health chiefs have set a date to mentally assess their suicidal son. As reported in yesterday's Chronicle, desperate parents Paul and Melanie Stevens are on 24-hour suicide watch for their vulnerable...
Kia Optima 1.7 Crdi 2 Tech
Byline: JOHN MURDOCH KIA continues its relentless progress with another addition to its impressive range. The Korean firm is on a roll with the success of its new Rio supermini, the multi-award-winning Sportage, Picanto city hatchback and other...
Killed Doing Something He Loved to Do: Coroner; Daredevil Lee Dies in Quad Bike Crash in the Road
Byline: KATIE DAVIES THRILL seeking daredevil Lee Scott lived on the edge. But the extreme sports fanatic was to lose his life in a tragic road accident. Lee, 34, died when his quad bike smashed into the back of a Mercedes van at the junction...
KK Led Us from Cambridge to Kiev in Fairytale
Byline: Rob LEE WHEN Newcastle United made it to the Champions League for the first time back in 1997 it was nothing short of a fairytale at St James' Park. Here with five games to go we could be seeing another chapter added to a remarkable story....
Korando Winning a Lot of Friends
Byline: STEVE HUGHES THE North East is in the sights of the one of the world's most affordable large multi-purpose and 4x4 vehicles, as a massive relaunch gets under way. SsangYong has earmarked the region as a key area of interest for the return...
Larsson's on the Hunt for Wolves
SEB LARSSON is desperate to erase the memory of his season low-point this weekend. Sunderland's Swedish winger had the chance to put his side 2-0 up against Wolves at Molineux from the penalty spot - only to see goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey save his...
Life after Open Road forOli. ALAN NICHOL Brings You the Latest Round-Up of What's Hot on the Roots Music Scene and What to Look Forward to Gig-Wise
Byline: ALAN NICHOL IT is something of a clich to say that the Norfolk-born blues-guitarist and singer/songwriter Oli Brown is following in the fret-steps of Peter Green and Eric Clapton, but he is doing just that. The 22-year-old has three albums...
Liz Walker
[c] Packing is not my strong point. It takes me half a day, involves lists, various piles and bags that fill the car to the roof and yet somehow when I arrive at the other end and unpack I've always forgotten something. I know mums who have an amazing...
Lost and Found; It's Been 12 Years since Lostprophets Released Their Debut Album. Time Flies When You're Having Fun, as Frontman Ian Watkins Tells ANDY WELCH on the Eve of Their Massive UK Tour, Which Arrives at the O2 Academy Newcastle on April 27
Byline: ANDY WELCH THE greatest bands often thrive on conflict within. Think ofR Rolling Stones Mick and Keith chasing the same women, the one-upmanship of Lennon and McCartney, or brawling brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher and The Kinks' Ray...
Lucia Is So Proud to Be an 'Orphan'
Byline: RUTH LAWSON IT'S certainly not a hard-knock life for young Lucia White. The budding starlet has landed herself the lead role of Annie in the Newcastle Theatre Royal's production later this summer. The 10-year-old, from Wardley, Gateshead,...
McCoy Synchronised for Success with Historic Bid
JOCKEY Tony McCoy and Synchronised can go firmly into the history books with victory in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree. Not since the legendary Golden Miller in 1934 has a horse lifted the Gold Cup and Grand National in the same season....
Naked Truth of Demba's Spa Ordeal; Striker Shares New Therapy Treatment on Twitter
Byline: OLIVER LEWIS DEMBA Ba may be a cool customer in front of goal, but nothing could have prepared him for the radical new treatment he endured. According to his Twitter account, the Newcastle United striker experienced full body cryotherapy,...
New Heights in Energy Training; Offshore Skills Centre Will Create 80 Jobs over Three Years
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A NEW training complex has opened in Tyneside to provide skills to offshore and renewable energy workers. The centre, which will create up to 80 jobs over the next three years, has been developed by Advanced Industrial Solutions...
Peugeot Rcz 2.0 Hdi Gt
IT'S not often that someone is interested enough to take photographs of a car that I'm driving - unless it's a brand new car that hit the streets only in the previous few weeks. But the Peugeot RCZ is one of those cars which still entices enthusiasts...
Pip, Pip Hooray for Tiny Philippa; Medics Say Baby Does Not Need Drastic Treatment
Byline: PHILIPPA GOYMER BRAVE baby Philippa Jane Goymer's parents have been told she does not need drastic radiotherapy treatment in her battle against cancer. Cassie and Philip Goymer, of Bell Vue Terrace, Crawcrook, Gateshead, were told the...
Police Release Suspect Images; Street Clash Left Man in Hospital
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A STREET fight in the early hours left a man with a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain. Two groups of men and women clashed in Newcastle city centre in what police described as a "serious assault". Now officers...
PUMP UP THE BAS; Toon Draw Up Striker List in Case BA Leaves
NEWCASTLE United have drawn up a list of potential striker replacements - in the event that Demba Ba activates the release clause on his contract and quits the Magpies this summer. With five games to go Newcastle still don't know which - if any...
Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic Coup[eth] Automatic
BILLED variously as a baby Range Rover, Land Rover's most dynamic vehicle to date or its greenest vehicle yet, the Evoque is essentially the company's first mass market sporting SUV. Though the Evoque might not exactly be automotive fodder for the...
Rent Arrears Restaurateur Is Kicked out; Pounds 100,000 Debts Revealed to Court
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER TROUBLED restaurant boss Alfred Somerville is being evicted over an pounds 100,000 unpaid rent debt. Somerville, who runs the Globe restaurant on Gosforth's Salters Road, in Newcastle, is alleged not to have paid a penny...
Revamp Plans Moving Ahead; Firm Close to Submitting Application for Town Centre Scheme
Byline: SONIA SHARMA SHOPPERS have given a thumbs-up to regeneration plans for a town centre. The Forum Shopping Centre, in Wallsend, North Tyneside, is set for a major transformation under proposals put together by owners NewRiver. The firm...
Sisters' Reunion Tale Set for Book; Long-Lost Siblings in Talks with Publishers over Story
Byline: RUTH LAWSON LONG-LOST sisters Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards are one step closer to seeing the book of their reunion hitting the shelves. The pair, who were reunited after 55 years apart, are in talks with a number of publishers who are...
Students Don Their Whites for Charity Clash Which Just Is Cricket!
STUDENTS stumped for a post-Easter party should hit one of Tyneside's classiest cricket clubs on Wednesday for the traditional seasonopener. Northumbria University take on Newcastle University at Gosforth's South Northumberland ground. The 20Twenty...
Success of United Not Down to Splashing Cash but to Tremendous Team Spirit
Byline: Lee Ryder IF Newcastle United do achieve something most Geordie dreams had not even catered for this season and qualify for the Champions League then it will be a tremendous triumph for good oldfashioned teamwork. It was not that long ago...
Suzuki Kizashi 2.4 Sport Cvt Saloon
YOU may wonder how car companies dream up some of the more oddball names for their new vehicles. In the case of Suzuki, and its first venture into the mid-size area of the market, Kizashi isn't just a random word that sounds sort of Japanese. ...
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (15, 95 Mins)
Horror/Thriller/Comedy. Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Brian White. Director: Drew Goddard. YOU have to give writer-director Drew Goddard full marks for effort. With...
THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (12A, 93 Mins); New Releases
Action/Thriller. Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Echegui, Caroline Goodall, Rafi Gavron, Emma Hamilton, Joseph Mawle. Director: Mabrouk El Mechri. NEXT summer, Henry Cavill will be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. ...
The Force Is Fading
Kinect: Star Wars Developer: LucasArts Publisher: Microsoft Format: Xbox (with Kinect) ON THE face of it, Kinect: Star Wars could be what all fans of George Lucas's fantasy universe have dreamed of since 1977 - to be able to wield a lightsabre. by...
The Neutrals All Loved Us - but You Can't Say That about Man City
WITH the Premier League title race currently in full flow, people have drawn comparisons between Manchester City this season and the Newcastle United side of 1996. As we saw in 1996, anything can happen. The gap is down to five points again and...
This Room Is Full of Happy Memories' myHome
Brigid D'Arcy-Sarnaik shows us the dining room of her four-bedroom barn conversion in Prestwick Village, near Newcastle airport, which she shares with husband Yashin and Labrador Ralphie. The 47-year-old has her own business D'Arcy Interior Design....
Title Win Is Down to Blood, Sweat and Tears, Says Fab
Byline: MATTHEW COBB BLOOD, sweat and tears was what it took for Newcastle Eagles to win the BBL title, states boss Fab Flournoy. The Eagles, who face Mersey Tigers at Sport Central tonight, received confirmation that they were champions late...
To Love and Obey. Fashions of the Day
Byline: SONIA SHARMA TREASURED wedding dresses and photographs from the last century are to go on show at a special event. The Something Old Something New exhibition, to be held at the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, will provide an insight...
Town Are Unlikely to Go Up, Says Boss
DESPITE having lost only one of their last 18 games, manager Scott Oliver reckons Birtley Town are likely to miss out on promotion from Division Two. Ahead of tomorrow's game at Darlington RA, Birtley are fifth but six points adrift of Morpeth Town...
Toyota Avensis TR 2.0 D-4d
I HAVE long been in need of a mid-life makeover and - having driven the spruced up Avensis - I want Toyota to do it. The family saloon has been revamped with the latest version pleasing the eye thanks to a sleek look after a nip and tuck at the...
Vauxhall Meriva Limited Edition 1.4 Turbo
EXPERIENCING for the first time the delights of a new car is usually an exhilarating event and my recent drive in Vauxhall's Meriva proved no exception. Vauxhall maintains that its latest compact MPV is very much a family oriented car, the wide...
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.4 Se
WITH 13 years of successful family motoring under its belt the Zafira has served Vauxhall incredibly well. The fact that it is one of the most familiar compact MPVs on our roads is a testament to its enduring appeal. With a well-earned reputation...
Villian's Villa Is Torn Down. as Locals Celebrate; Dangerous Eyesore Belonging to Jailbird Is Demolished
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN BRICK by brick this eyesore danger spot is torn down. Blyth Villa in Dunston, Gateshead, was already perilously on the brink of collapsing onto the A1 when an arsonist's blaze gutted the house a fortnight ago. Now rather...
Volvo Xc70 D3 Vor Awd
VOLVO pioneered the crossover estate concept when it introduced its V70 Cross Country model in 1996, but that's not all the Swedish brand can shout about. A strongly built Volvo once saved a family member from serious injury when he was struck by...
Wasps' Woe Is a Focus for Falcons
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons centre Corne Uys admits the growing uncertainty over fellow strugglers London Wasps has become a talking point in the Kingston Park changing room. The capital club are in danger of going into administration...
Wayne Gets New Career Path after Redundancy; Councillor Helps Alcan Plant Worker Carve New Role as a Gas Engineer
Byline: DAVE BLACK ALCAN worker Wayne Ramshaw has been given a helping hand in his quest to carve out a new career when the 512-job Northumberland aluminium smelter closes next month. Wayne, 43, who has worked as an operative at the Lynemouth...
Whole City Would Love a Euro Run
Byline: Bob MONCUR HAVING been captain of Newcastle United for the first ever foray into competitive European football, I know exactly how much of a lift that playing on the continent can give the whole city - especially the fans. When Newcastle...
Why We Loved Georide Jeans
email vicky.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk with your memories. On March 23, we featured fashion favourite Chelsea Girl (now River Island), in Remember When. Reader Ann Bell, of Stanley, got in touch to say: "Oh how I loved Chelsea Girl. Nearly all my...
Writing about Angel Proves to Be Murder; Angel of the North Takes on Sinister Status
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG IT'S become a favourite family attraction since it started its protective watch over Tyneside. But now the Angel of the North has taken on sinister status as a major murder scene. Retired manufacturing boss Hylton Smith...
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