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 November 9, 2006

Ace Crichton Is an Admirable Signing
Byline: By Nick Purewal Samoa star Loki Crichton is poised to ease the pain of Jonny Wilkinson's latest injury setback ( with a little help from Falcons legend Pat Lam. A frustrated Wilkinson picked up a kidney injury during his 11-point return...
Agency Playing Its Cards Right!
Byline: By Nick Whitten Brand technology company TH_NK staged a Las Vegas-style poker evening to thank 50 of its closest friends and clients for helping it become a top inter-active agency. The Baltic art gallery was chosen to host the corporate...
Be Dazzled by Razzle
Byline: By Mark Johnson Hit musical Chicago has started a two-week run at Sunderland Empire. Mark Johnson finds out if fellow Scouser Jennifer Ellison is indeed All That Jazz. Chicago is a sassy and stylish musical with plenty of razzle dazzle....
Book Review
Blitzed Robert Swindells Corgi pounds 4.99 George has always been fascinated by everything to do with World War Two so when he finds out his class is going on a trip to a World War Two museum he is thrilled... until he finds himself caught...
Brisbane Is Key to Harmison Success
England's Robert Key believes the Aussies may have played straight into paceman Steve Harmison's hands by scheduling the first Test for Brisbane. The wicket at the Gabba is one of the faster strips Down Under and that will help Durham seamer Harmison,...
Bywell Don't Need to Buy Fish
Byline: By David Carrick Members of Bywell Syndicate hit the jackpot with a very successful season which saw them land 330 salmon and 57 sea-trout from the River Tyne. However, the big picture from the main river was one of many fish running...
Campus Set to Plug Skills Leak
Byline: By Nick Whitten A group of budding Gateshead College plumbing students visited the building site of the colleges' landmark new Baltic Campus. Nineteen first year apprentices took part in the visit, which was set up to give students a...
Carnage Sparks Call for Safer Roads
Byline: By Adam Jupp Eleven youngsters are being killed or badly maimed on our roads every week. Figures out today reveal the tragic toll and sparked calls for improved safety measures. The findings, released to mark National Road Safety Week,...
Chelsea's Winning Partnership Defies Critics
Chelsea assistant coach Steve Clarke claims the club never had any doubts over the ability of Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard to play together. The star midfield pair last night produced another sublime performance as the Barclays Premiership...
Christmas Is Saved
Byline: By Joanne Parkinson High Street traders rally round to help Victims of the Farepak scandal Christmas could be saved for hundreds of victims of the Farepak hamper scandal. The Chronicle has teamed up with stores to help bring back...
Climate Is an Excuse for New Tax
So Tony Blair has just been given - in his words - the most important document ever while he has been Primer Minister. Isn't that what he said about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction that could be launched within 45 minutes? I do realise that...
Dad Is Killed by Diabetes
Byline: By Linda Richards After tackling his demons and beating a drink problem, life was looking good for Billy Hodgson. But it was cruelly cut short when the diabetes he'd suffered from for years killed him. Mr Hodgson had nearly died in...
Dr Maths
Byline: By Steve Humble Dear Dr Maths, Golf is my game. I often wonder if it is better to be a steady player like Tiger Woods, or to play more inspirational shots like Sergio Garcia, and risk getting yourself into tricky situations. Can mathematics...
Eagles Signing Could Be Dynamite
Byline: By Paul Nilsen Newcastle Eagles are on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest signings in the club's history after renewing interest in Tony "Dynamite" Dorsey, (writes Paul Nilsen). It had looked as though interest had cooled last...
Ensuring There Are No Slip-Ups
With winter fast approaching now is the time that the three North East tracks, Brough Park, Sunderland and Pelaw Grange, looking at putting salt into the racing surface. All tracks run on a sand surface and the introduction of the salt should almost...
Faithful Friends Killed by Cruelty
Byline: By Amy Hunt Riddled with fleas and dying, this pet dog was left to rot by its owner. This shocking picture shows how RSPCA inspectors found the pet, one of two, belonging to Paul John Thomas Dines. The Labrador crossbreeds, Tess and...
Felicity Makes a Relay Big Impact
Byline: By Bill McGuirk Engineering student Felicity Milton set the wheels in motion for a promising athletics career after her latest outing. The 19-year-old Durham University athlete had already shown the region what she was capable of by storming...
Generations Are United by Tributes to the Fallen
Byline: By Marc Waddington On the eleventh hour of the eleventh month we remember those who gave their lives for their country. Marc Waddington reports The war began for 18-year-old Norman Peel in the middle of a spring night in April 1941. He...
Glenn: Sib's So Import-Ant
Byline: By Alan Oliver Antoine Sibierski returns to Manchester City with Newcastle United on Saturday with goals to his name ( and a glowing tribute from his manager Glenn Roeder. The 32-year-old Frenchman took his tally to three cup goals for...
Gunship Skipper on Sex Charges
Byline: By Gareth Deighan A warship commander is in the dock facing sex allegations. Commander Craig Gilmour, has appeared in court charged with two offences against an 11-year-old and a 16-year-old girl. The 38-year-old, of Turbinia Gardens,...
Haunted by Cats Nightmare
Byline: By James Hunter Kelvin Davis claims his year at Sunderland will haunt him for the rest of his career. Goalkeeper Davis will make his first return to Wearside this weekend with his new club Southampton, who signed him in the summer for...
Health Jobs Facing Cuts
Byline: By Jane Picken Many families' lifeline could fold Jobs could be at risk among health staff who provide parent and child groups for families across Tyneside. Concerned Sure Start workers have told the Chronicle about their worries over...
Heavy Cost of Defeat
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Gateshead have won their tug of war with FA Trophy opponents Workington for former Aston Villa striker Neil Tarrant ( but have suffered a costly legal defeat in a separate off-field battle, (writes Jeff Bowron). Gateshead...
Historic Saltwell Race to Continue
Byline: By Bill McGuirk Against all odds, a battered and bruised Saltwell Harriers plan to host the 84th running of their road races next month. Thanks to the commitment of members of the Gateshead club the historic event will not be allowed...
If the Worst Should Happen
Byline: By Jane Picken When a driver is trapped in a smashed car they depend on the rescue services for help. Health Reporter, Jane Picken, found out what happens With smashed glass and the remnants of a mangled car strewn around me, I'm finally...
In Seventh Food Heaven
Byline: By Sophie Doughty A bakery serving Brown Ale stotties is just one of the North East's hidden treasures revealed in a good food guide with a difference. The BMW 1 Series Good Food Guide claims to take readers on a culinary tour of the...
Jail Threat for Butcher's Boy
Byline: By Ben Goldby Drink-crazed Lee Miller was warned he faces prison unless he controls his boozing. A judge gave the warning after hearing how the 27-year-old threatened police with knives from his father's butcher's shop. Miller, of...
James Bond Brings out Best in Pupils
Exam success based on secret missions of special agents They thought they had little chance of getting any GCSEs. But 40 Tyneside teenagers are celebrating success after completing a motivational programme based on the secret missions of special...
Lecturers' Fury at Student Spy Plan
Byline: By Nicola Juncar Colleges asked to tackle terrorism Lecturers in the North East are outraged by government plans to get them to spy on Muslim and "Asian-looking" students. The draft proposals, outlined by communities secretary Ruth...
Magnificent Eight Found for Offices
Byline: By Nick Whitten Eight new members of staff have been appointed by the North East offices of an international project management and cost consultant firm. Faithful+Gould has boosted its ranks with eight new staff in a range of positions....
More of Your Texts on United's Cup Win
I thought we'd shot our bolt early doors but we were up for the battle and kept our nerve in the face of adversity. MARCELLINO SPENCE. WE'VE obviously been saving our goals up for the penalty shoot-out but hats off to Harps for a super show. ALI...
Move or Be Killed Threat
Byline: By Sonia Sharma Lotto rapist Iorworth Hoare told a court of his life in Tyneside's millionaires' row. Hoare, 53, who scooped pounds 7.2m while in jail in August 2004, told Newcastle Crown Court yesterday he has spent the entire time since...
Music Moves Market Adviser
Tyneside creative agency the bgroup has continued its commitment to youth development in the North East marketing industry by recruiting campaigns adviser Alistair York. Alistair, 23, originally from Knaresborough in North Yorkshire has lived in...
Off the Cuff
Byline: By Jamie Diffley I cooked tea this week. I say cooked. I diced some chicken, browned it and then drowned it in a jar of Sharma's rogan josh. I was going to get some curry paste and add my own onions, peppers and can of chopped tomatoes to...
Olympics Team to Work on Brewery
Byline: By Peter Young Multi-million pound plans to transform the former Tyne Brewery will be masterminded by a consortium involved in the London Olympics. The EDAW consortium which is planning the 2012 Olympics has been chosen as the preferred...
Parent to Parent
Christmas may be a time for giving, but parents struggling to meet the demands of their children's never-ending wish-lists are being urged by Tyneside-based national charity Parentline Plus not to give in to "pester power". The charity is offering...
Players United in Bid to Climb Table ( Solano
Byline: By Lee Ryder Nobby solano has insisted that togetherness and unity is the only way Newcastle United can help extinguish the doom and gloom around St James' Park at the moment. The diminutive Peruvian admits that morale in the camp has...
Police Swoop: Brothel Madam Suspect in Court
Byline: By Brenda Hickman Police swooped on a suspected backstreet brothel as part of a crackdown on the illegal sex trade. Officers were acting on tip-offs from residents in Newcastle's West End about the comings and goings at a flat. Families...
Prince Is in a League
Byline: By Joanne Parkinson and Amy Hunt of his own, say Toon stars Prince Charles scored with the crowds when he visited Tyneside with the Duchess of Cornwall. Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd was all smiles as he met the Prince...
Prisons Full Bursting
Byline: By Nick Whitten Foreign inmates crowd our jails Quote from the Home Secretarys office on its way Foreign prisoners are pushing the North East's already-overcrowded prisons beyond breaking point. Figures obtained under the Freedom...
Readers' Texts
After work, if it's still light, it's nice to do some DIY, gardening or clean the car. Now winter has arrived with the change of the clocks. No-one seems to like this so why does it still happen? Road accidents increase too, another reason why we...
Rely on Silver Service
Silver Sedge looks a likely type to come up trumps in the Blackberry Handicap Chase when jumping action gets underway at Newcastle tomorrow. The seven-year-old is no world-beater but possesses a good attitude and finished last season on an upward...
Reunited
If you worked for Ringtons Tea, Algernon Road, Byker, Newcastle, from 1966-1970, I would like you to contact me on 01670 730 765 . Having discovered my ancestors originated in Ovingham, I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the Forster...
Six-Year-Old Died Eating School Dinner
Byline: By Wesley Johnson Police today named a six-year-old girl who died after she choked while eating a meal at school. Shannon Louise Hennessey died following the incident at Redhill Infants School, in Castleford, West Yorkshire, at lunchtime...
Super Steve Wins at the Double
Byline: By Sam Harris Steve Potts struck lucky in the Seaton Sluice AC competition when his double catch beat off competition to land first place. Steve's two fish weighing 7lb 13oz, which included the heaviest single fish of 6lb 6oz, was enough...
The Rhyme on the Tyne Is All Mine
Byline: By Amy Hunt It's not known for its hip-hop heritage. But Tyneside is finding a place on that music map, thanks to a native rapper. And renowned reggae DJ Earl Gateshead has even penned a rap dedicated to the region. Named after...
Toon-Top Burning Bar Gets Derby Day Ban
Byline: By Adam Jupp Bosses at a bar where football fans burned a rival team's shirt have been hit with a derby day ban. Scantily-clad barmaids at Idols, Sunderland, were filmed holding aloft a blazing Toon top before a match at the city centre...
Top Brain Cells
Byline: By Nick Whitten First we led the way in the industrial revolution and now we're doing the same in a medical revolution. Miracles are being made possible thanks to research into stem cells being carried out in the North East. Revolutionary...
TV Chefs Serve Up Tasty Solutions
Byline: By Jane Picken Celebrity chefs Nigella Lawson and Rick Stein have cooked up delicious dishes to help a North East woman battle the debilitating effects of mouth cancer. Brenda Brady, from Whitley Bay, was left unable to chew or swallow...
Two-Minute Silence Is Still Important
A survey reveals the Two-Minute Silence is still overwhelmingly relevant to Britons of all ages. Questioning nearly 1,500 adults on behalf of the Royal British Legion, YouGov researchers found that: 85% of Britons still think it is still relevant....
Tynedale to Hope All Will Go Well on Preston Front
Byline: By Nick Purewal Tynedale can scratch their own backs and several others on Saturday with a win over high-flying Preston, (writes Nick Purewal). The Grasshoppers head to Tynedale Park spitting fire after losing two National Three North...
VIP Treat for Special Child
Say thanks to a special family and they could be travelling to London for a screening of the new children's film Flushed Away. Aardman, DreamWorks, GNER, The Mayfair Hotel and Regent Street have teamed up with the Chronicle to treat one deserving...
When the Chips Are Down, McHero's Here to Save the Day!
Byline: By Adam Jupp His days are spent flipping burgers and pouring milkshakes. But when his trusty pager sounds an alert, he turns into a McHero. Michael Davy, of North Shields, is first assistant at the McDonald's branch on the town's Silverlink...
Why I Had to Rein in Emre ( Roeder
Byline: By Alan Oliver Glenn roeder has revealed why he had to get to grips ( literally ( with midfielder star Emre during Tuesday's Carling Cup win over Watford. Roeder was seen grappling with the little Turk on the touchline as things became...
Wire Aye Man!
Byline: By Peter Young Newcastle will soon be switching on a pioneering multi-million-pound commu-nications network called Wireless City. City council leaders have signed a deal with BT placing the city at the forefront of wireless communications...
Wizard of Oz Staying Put
Byline: By Barry Wallace Popular Aussie rider Christian Henry has become Newcastle Diamonds' first signing for next season after agreeing a deal with the Brough Park promotion last night. Last season 25-year-old Henry added two points a match...
Yachtsman Beaten by Elements
Byline: By Vince Gledhill Adventurer may call it a day Savage seas wrecked lone yachtsman Ross Hobson's trimaran and his hopes of winning a transatlantic race ( and his solo deep-sea racing days may be over. His worried wife Sally knew that...
Youngsters Are Shocked by Drink Tragedy
Pupils' hard-hitting film warns of danger A rapt audience of school pupils greeted the debut of a new film created by young people to warn of the dangers of underage drinking. Members of Derwentside District Council's Spice project introduced...
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