Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 17, 2012

50 Years on and These City Triplets Are Still Such Devoted Sisters; Inseparable Trio Have Never Had a Falling Out
Byline: LIZ WALKER THEY don't come much closer than these three devoted sisters. Just minutes separated the arrival of the Ross triplets Gillian Brenda and Kathleen when they were born on April 18, 1962. And they have been inseparable ever...
Brave Family Helps Charity; 'We Decided to Hold the Event as a Tribute to Tim'
Byline: SONIA SHARMA STILL grieving his loss, the family of Metrocentre boss Tim Lamb bravely took to the catwalk to help raise money for charity. Mr Lamb, of Whitley Bay, died of a suspected heart attack while playing football last month. ...
'Crude' Tax Will Harm Cathedral; Dean of Newcastle Issues Warning to the Government
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON GEORGE Osborne's tax plans are set to hit Newcastle's famous cathedral. The Very Reverend Chris Dalliston, Dean of Newcastle, has called on George Osborne to scrap his VAT plans, or see a pounds 200,000 bill added to a pounds...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages HUNDREDS of families in Heaton, Newcastle, have signed a petition calling for learner drivers to be banned from practising on their streets, as residents are being driven...
Deaths
BELL (Newcastle). Peacefully at Hillfield Nursing Home on 10th April, aged 79 years, George, beloved husband of the late Jean and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle to all the family. Funeral Service to be held at the West Road Crematorium, Newcastle...
Decision to Stay Is Ba's Alone
Byline: Mick QUINN PEOPLE can say what they like about Demba Ba's future or how many escape clauses he has written in his contract or what his agent is trying to do. But whether he stays or goes will be down to one person and one person alone...
Defence Key to Gustard Success
Byline: MARK SMITH PAUL GUSTARD returns to his native North East on Friday night, determined to help propel Saracens towards a second successive Premiership title. The ex-Blaydon flanker and RGS Newcastle pupil is currently defence and forwards...
Demise of a World Leader
Byline: RAY MARSHALL IT is still a Second World War mystery, why a factory producing vehicles to world beating designs was forced to close in Gateshead because of Government policy with the loss of many jobs. Holland Coachcraft was formed in...
Diamond Spirited Away from Roy
IT WAS Lee Clark who discovered a hidden diamond, spirited him away from Roy Keane, and turned him into the hottest property outside of the Premier League. Jordan Rhodes has scored an incredible 37 goals for Huddersfield so far this season from...
Egg Cheers for Stephen
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL THE new school term got off to an egg-cellent start for this Tyneside class. The Year Six children at St Anthony's Church of England Primary in Walker, Newcastle, began their lessons with a chocolate treat after one...
Elliott's Late Strike Denies the Baptist All Three Points
WHITLEY Lodge remain unbeaten despite dropping two Premier Division points against Morpeth Baptist Church. Danny Johnson put Morpeth in front, but the Whitley Lodge fought back to ensure a 3-1 halftime lead through a double from Michael Lamb and...
Factory Workers Due to Walk out; Staff Threaten Action in Row over Bonuses
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN DISGRUNTLED workers are set to walk out during eight days of strikes over pay at a Tyneside manufacturing firm. Members of the GMB union at Walker-based Duco, who produce flexible undersea pipes for the oil and gas industry,...
Good Work of Police Led to Treasure Find; Manhunt for Pair Continues
Byline: NEIL McKAY STOLEN treasures worth more than pounds 2m were found just four miles away from the museum where they were taken. Now experts are conducting a thorough examination of the two stolen artefacts from Durham's Oriental Museum to...
Gove in War of Words on City Schools; Council Failed Children, He Claims
Byline: WILL GREEN SCHOOLS Secretary Michael Gove sparked a war of words after accusing a Tyneside council of failing pupils. The Tory Cabinet minister claimed Newcastle City Council failed to raise school standards and compared it unfavourably...
'I'm Letting You Go,' Said the Chariman. I Called a Meeting with Players. They Already Knew ... That Sickened Me. I'd Been Stabbed in the Back
Byline: LEE CLARK IT WAS the morning after a game the night before back in February and Lee Clark was in his office bright and early. His son Bobby, only seven and resplendent in his Huddersfield striped shirt and shorts, was kicking a ball around...
Inspiring at the People's; Award-Winning Playwright Alison Carr's New Work Is Premiered Tonight in Newcastle and Runs until Saturday. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR THE Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages is a project that aims to embrace, develop and celebrate amateur theatre, and re-forge its bond with the world of professional theatre. The People's Theatre is part of the initiative...
Is Eight Too Young to Own a Mobile Phone? 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 daughter is really after me...
It's a Funny Old World
Byline: MIKE MILLIGAN [c] ONE of the insane things about becoming middle-aged is the joy of discovering new things to be angry about. It can become a hobby and it's so liberating. Just watching the news or taking a trip into Toon is enough to...
Justice at Last for Sex Victim; Pensioner Jailed over Indecent Assaults
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A BRAVE university student wept as she watched the pensioner who shattered her childhood finally pay for his vile sex attacks. The victim found the courage to break years of silent suffering to trigger Ronald Foster's belated...
LET'S FINISH THE JOB OFF; Our City Is Doing Great
Byline: LEE RYDER LEON BEST believes Newcastle United have silenced their doubters - but urged his Toon team-mates to "finish the job" in the final five games of the season. The Magpies have stayed at the business end of the Premier League throughout...
Like Eagles, United Set Get Ready to Swoop for Major Prize; Pardew and Flournoy Compare Hoops and Goals as Both Unwind Ahead of Their Respective End of Season Run-Ins
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has already described Newcastle United's Champions League challenge as "a bit of fun". Well the feel-good factor in the Toon camp was demonstrated once again in the build-up to Saturday's crunch clash with Stoke...
Magnus Drafted in as Head Coach for Relegated Novos
Byline: MARK SMITH NOVOS have appointed Magnus Leask as their new head coach as they look to bounce back from relegation to Durham and Northumberland Two. Leask has been part of Gateshead RFC's management team alongside Ali McConway this season,...
Missing out on the Greenest City. Title; but Newcastle Council Bosses Vow to Continue Work
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER NEWCASTLE has missed out on a bid to be named Europe's greenest city. Council bosses had hoped to be crowned European Green Capital for 2014 but the city has failed to make the shortlist. Newcastle was named the UK's...
Mr Big of Drugs Gang Locked Up; Cocaine Ring Shattered
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER SIX drug dealers have been jailed at Newcastle Crown Court - bringing to a close one of Northumbria Police's biggest ever drugs investigations. The six men were arrested in March last year and were sentenced yesterday for...
Murton Reyrolle.d by Watson Brace; Pin Point Recruitment Northern Alliance Lg Premier Division
MURTON'S hopes of a great escape from relegation were gunned down by Hebburn Reyrolle. On the back of a nightmare six-game losing streak and with the cards stacked firmly against them, the County Durham side came out fighting on South Tyneside....
New Jobs Up for Grabs at Home Store; Shop Due to Create More Than 70 Positions on Tyneside
Byline: KATIE DAVIES SUPERMARKET giant Asda is creating more than 70 jobs with a new store on Tyneside. The Asda Living Store, owned by American company Walmart, will open on Gateshead's Team Valley Retail Park and will replace former MFI and Allied...
Papiss Cisse! Newcastle Goal Ace's Surprise Visit to See Young Fans
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG THE Toon's number nine scored a home goal when he dropped by to surprise a young fan. Four-year old Sam Livingstone got the surprise of his life when Papiss Cisse arrived at his house in Bedlington to see the football-mad...
Rifles Fire Their Way into Sheild Last Four
HEATON Rifles and Wardley secured qualification for the semi-finals of the North East Amateur Challenge Shield. Rifles won Group B after another 2-2 draw with Lindisfarne Athletic, with goals from Jonny Muse and Carl Stoker for Heaton and Tony Fawcett...
Rikki: Two Are Charged with Murder; Teenagers Face Court for Killing
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY TWO teenagers are today appearing in court charged with murdering popular apprentice Rikki Todd. The 19-year-old died in hospital three days after he was set upon outside a pub near his home during the early hours of Christmas...
Sharon Is Ab Fab. Bodybuilding Mum Bids to Muscle into Contest
Byline: KATIE DAVIES BODYBUILDER Sharon Madderson is determined to beat the world in a prestigious competition. The mum-of-three is cutting down the calories and training hard in a bid to pick up a place at this year's Miss Olympia event in Las...
Sport in Brief; Football
Tonight's fixtures 7.45pm unless stated CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINAL FIRST LEG: Chelsea v Barcelona. CHAMPIONSHIP: Blackpool v Leeds (8pm), Brighton v Watford, Bristol City v West Ham, Cardiff v Derby, Coventry v Millwall, Hull v Barnsley, Ipswich v...
Super No 9 Cisse Is a Throwback to Toon Goal King Cole
LEE CLARK believes he's watching a rerun of the Entertainers he graced so effortlessly when he goes home to St James' Park to see his beloved Newcastle in action. Because the No 9, he swears, is a ringer for Andy Cole, who delivered so many goals...
The Night Bellers and I Had a Goalden Face-Off
SEEING Carlos Tevez celebrate wildly with his golf club celebration may well have provoked a few angry responses from Manchester City fans. But for me it provoked memories of little Craig Bellamy. Of course it was Bellamy who pulled off the same...
Toon Stars in New Film; 'It's a Story of British Life, as True as You Can Make It'
FROM Swan Hunter shipyard to the Angel of the North - North East landmarks will take centre stage in a film tipped to be the next Full Monty. Tested, which stars Emily Atack from the hit TV comedy the Inbetweeners, has been shot in the city for...
We Need to Get Scoring Boots on; Sessegnon Demands Cats Start Hitting the Net
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEPHANE SESSEGNON says it is time Sunderland rediscovered their scoring touch after their goal drought stretched beyond five hours at the weekend. Saturday's stalemate against bassement side Wolves means the Black Cats have...
We' Re Still on the Map; Ordnance Survey Says It Plans to Stick with St James' Park
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON A NEWCASTLE MP has secured official backing for the St James' Park name - from Government map makers. Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has won official confirmation from the chief executive at Ordnance Survey that as far...
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