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 December 2, 2006

A Karl to Arms as Warriors Regroup
Byline: By David Hall Whitley warriors hit the road this weekend looking to bounce back from the home defeat by Fife Flyers last Sunday. The Warriors travel to take on Solway Sharks and Bradford Bulldogs as they again take part in two competitions...
Back Us and We're in with a Shout
Byline: By Lee Ryder Newcastle Vipers supremo Paddy O'Connor has called for the club's fans to "raise the roof" when they host Cardiff Devils tomorrow night (5.30) Vipers are planning to give Cardiff a taste of their own medicine with the Newcastle...
Bathroom Abductor Is Locked Up for Life
Byline: By Garry Willey Bath-snatch perv-ert Peter Voisey is behind bars for life. And while the predator could end his days in a prison cell, his evil has cast a nightmare shadow over Christmas for his traumatised victim. Voisey raped and...
Bibles Parcel Was Packed out with Cannabis
Byline: By Brenda Hickman Bible-bashing drugs suspects were caught in an unholy mess as police raided a flat. Hidden in a package sent from a South African church minister was a pounds 21,000 stash of high grade compressed herbal cannabis. ...
Boot-Iful in Rich Leather
Byline: By Rebecca Carter Singer and comic Stephanie Constable is starring alongside new husband, funnyman Brendan Healy, in the Journal Tyne Theatre's Christmas offering, Dick Whittington, this festive season. Here Stephanie, 40, from Hexham,...
Cash Raids: Three Held
Byline: By Brenda Hickman Three men are to face court charged over a series of terrifying cash raids across Tyneside. The police probe involved a spate of robberies on cash-carrying security vans and ATM thefts in which bandits escaped with hundreds...
Church Matters
Byline: By Francis Wood Thanks for the CARD The first Christmas card arrived this week. It contains some words from the poet Roger McGough. "Every day I think about dying, disease, starvation, violence, terrorism, war and the end of the world....
Colly the Hero at the Double
England took command of the second Test after record-breaking performances from Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen dominated Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Resuming the second day on a promising 266 for three, the tourists finally declared on...
Dyer Straits without Him
Byline: By John Gibson If in Dyer need just send for Kieron and everything will be all right. Skies will suddenly turn blue, the sun will come out and nasty puddles will disappear. Amazing, isn't it, how wonderfully optimistic we Geordies...
Everton Have to Ride out Troubles
Everton manager David Moyes admits his side are going through a tough time with injuries ahead of tomorrow's home clash with West Ham. As Everton strive to keep their place in the pack chasing a European place Moyes insists he is in a position that...
Flight of Fancy
Byline: By Alan Oliver I left for a holiday in Crete on the day the draw was made for the group stages of the UEFA Cup. While I was waiting at the luggage carousel at Heraklion Airport I picked up a text from Glenn Roeder saying that United had...
Get It On
Byline: By Liz Lamb There is much excitement in the Marc Bolan camp. Next year sees the 30th anniversary of the glam rock singer's death and the fan club is busy preparing events to commemorate the date. Big names have been approached to headline...
Glenn Goes Undercover
Newcastle United manager, Glenn Roeder, is set to go undercover tomorrow to check out one of his transfer targets. Roeder will travel to Holland to run the rule over one of the players he hopes to bring in during the January transfer window. ...
Harper's Early Return Bid
Byline: By Alan Oliver Steve Harper has set his sights on a return to the Newcastle United picture by the end of the year. The 31-year-old keeper flew back to Tyneside on Thursday night on the United plane returning from Frankfurt after undergoing...
He Was Unlike Anyone Else
Byline: By Brian bennett Respected Tyneside Jazz veteran Ronny Robinson died last week. Ronny was a clarinetist, band-leader and an important figure in the British revivalist jazz movement. The Vieux Carre Jazzmen were formed by Peter Deuchar...
Honour-Able Mention
Byline: By Paul Nilsen Newcastle Eagles supremo Paul Blake has spoken of his delight at the club having been mentioned as possible contenders for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality Team of the year. Whilst a so-called panel of sporting experts have...
Hoping for Flood Gates to Open Up
Byline: By Nick Purewal Toby Flood wants momentum and integration to help the Falcons smash Gloucester when the Guinness Premiership resumes. The 20-year-old is back with his club after winning his first two England caps as Andy Robinson's reign...
Hysen Rubbishes Transfer Rumours
Byline: By James Hunter Tobias Hysen has scotched talk of a move and vowed to prove he can be a success at Sunderland. The Black Cats winger has been linked with a return to his homeland with IFK Gothenburg, and the 24-year-old admits that he...
Jamie Is Hot Stuff in the Kitchen
Byline: By Lindsay Stanton He's the head chef of the acclaimed Jesmond restaurant, The Fisherman's Lodge, and on top of that he's this year's winner of the prestigious North East England Chef of the Year award, but cookery whizz Jamie Walsh says...
Jarrow Prove to Be Very Good Sports
Sporting Jarrow recorded a 4-2 verdict over Biddick Hall Trojans in the Lambton Lions-sponsored Under-11 Premier league. On the scoresheet were Best (2), Waistell and Cook for the Jarrow outfit and Brown (2) for the Trojans. Brown was denied a hat-trick...
Leg It to This Superb Area
Byline: By Peter Taylor It's chateaux brim with history and is surrounded by inviting countryside. Its vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes offer top class wines like Chamberlain, Pommard, Meursault, Chablis, Pouilly-FuissA, Nuits-Saint-Georges,...
Lonnen's Result Just Such a Big Surprise
Lonnen Fairholm of B Division provided the shock of the day to book their place in the Justsport Centenary Cup semi-finals. They claimed a 1-0 victory at Premier Division Walker Jubilee, Micky Welsh their scorer. The other semi-finalists are...
Lovely for Jubilee as They Keep on Winning
Jubilee were happy with their day's work after goals from John Blayney, Craig Sixsmith and Paul Gibbons helped them to a 3-2 win. However, they had goalkeeper Simon Fields to thank for bringing Chapel Park's 100% record to an end after striker Ray...
Millionaire on Murder Mile
The secret millionaire, Channel 4 Wednesday The idea of a rich bloke giving to the poor hardly screams of originality but this fly-on-the-wall series made for riveting, and at times, tear-inducing watching. Dot.com millionaire Ben Way left the...
MP Demands Probe into Abuse Scandal
Byline: By Adam Jupp A leading MP has called for a public inquiry into the sexual abuse suffered by inmates at a North East detention centre. On Tuesday, a Chronicle probe revealed shocking evidence about the targeting of young offenders at Medomsley...
New Signings Come to the Four as Whitley Keep Up Glory Chase
Whitley Bay have made four new signings as they approach a crucial stage of the season still involved in four competitions. Colin Phillips' side are going strong in the Women's Northern League, the FA Cup, League Cup and County Cup and the quartet's...
No Quarter Is Given as Brick Win Through
Match of the day proved to be the Lewin Cup quarter-final between Lynemouth and Red Row Brick Club. Tom Brotherton hit the target for Lynemouth but a brace from Stuart Marshall earned the Brick Club a 2-1 win to move them into the semi-finals. ...
Now You're Talking!
Byline: By Sonia Sharma Youths will be given a good talking to about alcohol-fuelled disorder ( by new speaking sign posts. Eight solar-powered signs, activated when people walk past, are being erected in Whitley Bay as part of a crime prevention...
Pupils Swing into Action to Rescue Funfair
Byline: By Nick Whitten Scores of children presented posters to MetroCentre chiefs calling on them to save the Metroland theme park. Capital Shopping Centres (CSC), which owns Gateshead's MetroCentre, plans to modernise the Blue and Yellow Malls,...
Sniper Menace
Byline: By Matt Casey Police fear someone could be killed by a sniper who is targeting motorists on a busy road. The gunman hides in bushes and is believed to use a high-velocity air rifle to fire lead pellets at passing vehicles. Police say...
Spy's Contact Hit by Polonium Too
Byline: By John Brophy Another suspected victim of the Russian hit squad responsible for the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko, is to have more tests in hospital. Mario Scaramella, the Italian academic who met the ex-spy on the day he...
Stars Making a Sacrifice for United's Cause
Byline: By Malcolm Macdonald Newcastle have kept a couple of clean sheets with a makeshift back four to bring renewed hope to a previously battered Toon Army. And they have done it with a pair of full-backs playing in foreign territory. That's...
Stats Good News for Boss Roeder
Byline: By Lee Ryder Glenn Roeder wasn't everyone's choice when he was appointed as Newcastle United manager on a full-time basis back in May. United had to go to war with the Premier League just to get him in the dug-out, but by the time he...
Supermac Tribute to Top Fan
Byline: By Lisa Hutchinson Toon Army fan Stevie Kirk will be cremated with his idol close to his heart. Ex-striker Malcolm 'Supermac' Macdonald signed a shirt, given by Shola Ameobi, which will be worn when he is laid to rest. Fun-loving dad...
The Rise and Rise of the Lib Dems
Byline: By Peter Young A yellow Lib Dem tide is advancing across Newcastle, once a sea of Labour red. Another city council seat was captured at a by-election in Lemington when Lawrence Hunter became the latest Liberal Democrat to claim a Labour...
Tributes to Region's Top Cyclist Up for Sale
Byline: By Craig Hope He was the Alan Shearer of his day and one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. Jack Green was known as the Wheelman of Tyneside and broke cycling records throughout the world. And on Monday two testimonials presented...
Vent Your Spleen
I thought for a moment that Tony Blair was having a joke with the British public with his proposed idea to bring in supernannies to tame the louts on our streets and to offer training to the parents of these same louts on how best to bring up their...
We Will Build a Tribute to Liz
Byline: By Nicola Juncar Work colleagues of murdered mum Liz Sobo are hoping to create a permanent memorial to their friend and her family. Shop-floor workers and managers at Asda in Gosforth held a meeting yesterday to discuss what they would...
Your Shout
Urgent action is needed on this cemetery RE your report of November 20 by Gareth Deighan, may I commend you for bringing to the attention of both Newcastle City Council and the general public the disgraceful and dangerous state of Elswick's once...
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