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 28, 2012

Ashley Top of North Rich List; Toon Owner Made Pounds 428m in 12 Months
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH TOON owner Mike Ashley is the richest man in the North East for the second year running after making a cool pounds 428m in the last 12 months. The Sports Direct businessman is also ranked 36th in the country in the prestigious...
Backing for Abuse Probe; Charity Supports Investigation into Former Scandal-Hit School
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL THE charity responsible for a Tyneside school at the centre of a historic child abuse scandal has vowed to support a fresh investigation. As reported in yesterday's Chronicle, a major police probe has been launched into...
Bath-Time Tales Are Down to Earth
A FUNNY thing happened on the way to the public baths in ancient Rome. Meet the Romans With Mary Beard, with Mary still looking for all the world like Senna the Soothsayer from Up Pompeii, mentioned the emperor Hadrian. Yes, THAT Hadrian, the...
Blooming Wonderful despite Drought
As more regions are declared drought zones, Hannah Stephenson looks at the advantages of gravel gardens and suitable plants to include in them WHILE much of the country is now in official drought status and householders are being urged to use water...
Boss Won't Stand in the Way of Pair's Golden Chance
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW will not stand in the way of Demba Ba or Papiss Cisse if they want to push for a gold medal at the Olympic football tournament this summer. The competition runs between July 25 to August 11, meaning the Toon goalgetters...
Catthermole Coughs Up over Car Damage; Sunderland Player Admits Guilt after Wrecking Spree
Byline: DAN WARBURTON SHAMED soccer star Lee Cattermole shelled out more than pounds 4,000 after a car wrecking spree on Tyneside. Sunderland skipper Cattermole was arrested alongside Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner after a number of vehicles...
Church Matters
BUILDING CONFIDENCE "Services this week will be as usual." I heard those words in Church last Sunday. My jaw dropped. How can this be? Only a month ago we gave thanks for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. "He is risen indeed," we cried enthusiastically....
Could Football History Be Set to Repeat Itself? Case of Deja-Vu as Toon and Cats Play Part in Title Destiny
Byline: John GIBSON HISTORY has an uncanny knack of repeating itself, much to the astonishment of we onlookers. So it appears to be doing for Newcastle United and the North East as the Premier League campaign revs towards its final conclusion....
[c]TWEETS & POSTS; A Selection of Your Comments Left on Our Website, Twitter and Facebook Pages
NEWCASTLE city housing bosses have been asked to take in London families forced out by rising private sector rent costs, amid claims Tyneside is being "bribed" into re-homing thousands. Here we bring you a selection of your comments from the Chronicle's...
Disgusted over Sage Ticket Sale; FEEDBACK
I AM disgusted at ticket allocation at the Sage Gateshead, which seems a shambles. Tickets for Mumford & Sons were on eBay 15 minutes after the opening of the Sage ticket office. No one could contact the Sage either by phone or on the internet....
Durham Boys Spot on; Squad Is into Final after a Shootout
DURHAM qualified to meet either West Riding or Lincolnshire in the final of the Association of Northern Counties Youth Cup at the Hetton Centre on Saturday, May 19, when they won their semi-final against Cheshire on penalties. Having finished second...
Falcons Focused on Crunch Clash: Swinson
Byline: MARK SMITH LACK of match sharpness will not be a problem for Newcastle Falcons going into next weekend's relegation decider at London Wasps, says Tim Swinson. Despite having no game between now and the Adams Park clash a week today, the...
Fergie: Crunch Title Encounter Will Be Fan-Tastic Occasion
SIR ALEX FERGUSON sends Manchester United into battle on Monday knowing he is attempting to condemn Manchester City fans to the worst day of their lives. Ferguson has opted to take United out of Manchester for the build-up, instead taking them to...
Flying Eagles Too Hot for the Heat
Newcastle Eagles.. 93 Guildford Heat ...... 56 AN AWESOME display at both ends of the floor has set the Newcastle Eagles up for the BBL Championship play-off semi-finals - even though they still have to go to Guildford tomorrow for the second leg....
Forget about Fourth - Let's Go Gunning for Third Spot; United Must Think Big in Bid for a Euro Place
Byline: Malcolm MACDONALD MY message to Newcastle as we reach the climax to the season is: think BIG. Never mind fourth place. Focus on Arsenal in third. When light dawned this morning, the Gunners were three points head of United but significantly...
Gas Threat to Homes in Probed; Experts to Report on Potentially Lethal Stythe
Byline: DAVE BLACK FEARS that a major housing development will put local people at greater risk from a potentially lethal mine gas are to be investigated in detail by experts. Hundreds of people in Cramlington have backed a campaign against plans...
Get Tested for Diabetes Now, Doctors Warn Don't Let Newcastle Be Left Behind
HEALTH experts are warning of a rising number of people on Tyneside who don't know they have diabetes. As the number of people diagnosed with the condition is on the rise, so is the number of people who don't know they have the illness. Diabetes...
Great Dance out of Derby Clash; Ned Missing Cup Tie to Compete on Home Soil
Byline: BARRY WALLACE CLAES NEDERMARK is missing from the Newcastle Diamonds' team at Berwick tonight on League Cup duty as he is taking part in a Danish Championship semi-final in Esbjerg. It is the first time the Sapphire Engineering and Darrian...
I'd Just Love to Stay in the Toon; of Late Father - and Says He Wants to Remain at Newcastle
PETER LOVENKRANDS is hoping he is still at Newcastle United when the Magpies set sail for Europe again next season. The Denmark international has only an outside chance of appearing again in a Toon shirt this campaign after an agonising thigh injury...
In Memoriam
BARRON (Birtley). Charlotte, a much loved sister, aunt and friend, who left us one year ago today. No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts she's always there. Sadly missed by all of her family and friends. GRAHAM (Marley Hill). Irene...
Keeping the Faith
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has revealed he aims to make Papiss Cisse feel right at home with Newcastle United - by opening a prayer room at St James' Park. In doing so, the Magpies would be streets ahead of a clutch of their Premier League...
Legend Ginola Wings into RVI; Former Toon Star Delights Young Cancer Battlers on Ward
Byline: KATIE DAVIES IT was smiles all round when 90s Toon hero David Ginola showed his support for children with cancer. The ex-United winger, as patron for the Toma Fund, made a special visit to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary yesterday...
McCoy in the Hunt Again for Honours
IT IS unbelievable to think that, less than 24 hours after the old season ended, the new National Hunt campaign begins all over again. Perennial champion Tony McCoy may just have officially been crowned top jockey for the 17th time, but he sets...
Memories of a Childhood Classic
THE Wind in the Willows is a classic children's story which adults can enjoy as well. But the book by Kenneth Grahame has a deeper meaning, according to fan Griff Rhys Jones. He explains in the ITV documentary Perceptions tomorrow how the characters,...
Our Lift Misery; Pensioners in Sheltered Housing Are Hit by a Breakdown
Byline: SONIA SHARMA PENSIONERS have criticised council bosses for failing to fix a broken lift at their sheltered housing complex. The lift at Tamar Court, off Billy Mill Lane, in North Shields, has been out of order for around a fortnight and...
Peter's Cash Drive a Striking Success; United Striker Launches Charity Fundraising Effort in Memory
WHEN PETER Lovenkrands scored a dramatic equaliser against West Bromwich Albion to boost Newcastle United's Championship title bid two years ago he left St James' Park overcome with emotion. None of that emotion, though, was anything to do with...
Pet Watch
[c] A HUGE thank you to everyone who visited us at the Metrocentre Fashion show last week. We had a fantastic four days and as always we have to say the stars of the show were our gorgeous residents. Thank you also to the Metrocentre and their staff...
Postman Paul and His Huge Letter Haul; Failed to Deliver 16,000 Items
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN MORE than 16,000 letters went undelivered when a postman plundered his sack. Paul Armstrong was in charge of delivering mail to as many as 1,000 homes a day around Newcastle, but he continually failed to finish his rounds...
Preen Hits Three - but Barca Held
DESPITE Luke Preen's hattrick, Newcastle City Barca had to share the points with Walker Central in the Premier A Division. A Sam Carson double and a third from Aaron Sindhar levelled the match for Central, the score finishing 3-3. In the Premier...
Prize Crossword
CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Authoritatively lay down terms - say them out loud (7) 10. One who deals with complaints in the main (5,6) 11. Will return to the onion (7) 12. Internees troubled the lady (9) 13. I race round and collapse (4) 14. Oats strewn round...
Racial Hatred Crimes on Rise in Our Region; Experts Point Finger at Home-Grown 'Neo-Nazis' and People Believing the Internet Is Anonymous
Byline: KIM CARMICHEAL HIDDEN race hate crimes involving "home-grown neo-nazis" are on the increase in the North East, according to a leading academic. Researchers said they have discovered a "growing attitude of intolerance and violence" in...
Sad End for the Lad Who Was Once a Rising Star; Family Pay Tribute to Son Who Turned to Drink after Football Dream Fell Apart
Byline: KATIE DAVIES HE SEEMED to have the world at his feet, but when his dream of soccer stardom fell apart Tommy Keeney was haunted by despair. His ball skills suggested he'd been touched by angels, but he was tormented by demons and turned...
Scrapyard Probe Underway after Toxic Gas Fumes Affect Residents; People Told to Stay Indoors after Heavy Rainfall Sparks Dangerous Chemical Reaction
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON SCRAPYARD bosses are under investigation after residents were left with burning eyes when an acrid gas oozed from their premises. Hundreds of residents were told to stay indoors after 32 firefighters were called to J&J...
Swansea's in a League of Its Own
GARY BECKWITH takes in the delights of Swansea and a spot of footie on a memorable weekend break WITH the UK seemingly heading into a double dip recession, holidays at home make more sense than ever. Britons are being encouraged to do just that...
Today's Greyhounds
NEWCASTLE (BAGS) 2.24 (480m): Steel Ranger, Branton Matilda, Renager, Fabi Magic, Easy As Life, Cleveland Joe (W). 2.42 (480m): Sandyhill Jewel, Ruler Of All, Elwick Crest, Wraysbury Ruby, Droopy's Gardenia, A Ken Joyce (W). 2.58 (480m): Eagle Eye...
'To Lose a Baby Girl and Her Young Mother Who Had Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them Is Almost Unthinkable' Great Grandad Tell of Family's Enormous Loss
Byline: NEIL McKAY RELATIVES of a family killed in a horrific car crash have spoken of their "enormous loss". Great grandfather Robert Reed, 75, his 14-month-old great grand-daughter Destiny Reed, and her mother Natalie Simpson, 18, the partner...
Traders' Anger over Spate of Takeaways; Complaint That Street Is Flooded with Fast-Food Outlets
Byline: ESTHER BEADLE A BATTLE of the bulge is being fought on Tyneside as hard-pressed businesses take on takeaways. Fed-up traders on Heaton's Chillingham Road say they have taken a battering by the number of fast food eateries on their doorsteps....
United Backing Disabled Players; Help for New Team
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A VISUALLY impaired football coach has launched his own disabled team - with the help of the Toon. Football-mad Kurt Rossin, 19, has been coaching footballers for the past four years. But his dream was to set up a team...
Yellows Only a Point Away from Title Glory
IT is very tight at the top of Division One with Wallsend BC Yellows needing a point to secure the title following a 1-1 draw at Newcastle City Milan. Yellows' goal came from Shane Jones while Milan's counter came courtesy of Jordan Garrett. ...
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