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 8, 2005

90 Days Is Right
Tomorrow the talking stops and MPs vote on how long police will be allowed to detain terror suspects. Tony Blair is holding out for up to 90 days, a move which has the support of police and seems increasingly popular. But others fear giving police...
Aah.We're All TV Ad Stars
Byline: By Jamie Diffley People from the North East are starring in a new television ad urging families to eat together. Deborah Nash, from Heaton, Graeme Lauder, from Hexham, and five-year-old Jessica Astbury were picked to be the new faces...
Ahern's Flying Start
Byline: By Robert Pratt Eddie ahern is 6-1 with Bet Direct to be champion jockey on the all-weather and he wasted no time getting off the mark when he booted Bomber Command home as the new season got under way yesterday at Wolverhampton, However,...
And Then There Were Three
Byline: By Matt Casey Toddler Jack McClelland's long stretch of loneliness at a nursery group has finally ended. For weeks the two-year-old has been the only member. But now, after an appeal, two more children have joined, lifting the threat...
A Privilege to Play Top Pro Football
Byline: By John Gibson Newcastle may have been under an intolerable spotlight, fighting a crippling injury list and suicidal results, but Nobby Solano doesn't subscribe to millionaire superstars buckling under the strain of playing football. ...
Arson Theory after Pigeon Crees Burn
Byline: By Sarah Knapton Charred remains are all that remain of a pigeon cree after a suspected arson attack. Windows cracked in neighbouring houses as the fire took hold at River View Allotments in North Shields. Crews from Tynemouth were...
Author Will Get You on Write Lines
Byline: By Amanda Crook Award-winning writer Celia Bryce is to give budding authors a head-start in the Chronicle's great new competition. The Whitley Bay author, whose new book, Headlines & Other Growing Pains, has just gone on sale, is...
Ben Aims to Stay in First Team
Byline: By James Hunter Ben alnwick has set his sights on hanging on to the Sunderland goalkeeper's jersey after coming through his ordeal at Highbury on Saturday. The 18-year-old made an impressive Premiership debut at Arsenal as boss Mick McCarthy...
Big Switch On
Byline: By Adam Jupp Big Brother winner Anthony Hutton is used to brightening up the lives of his adoring fans. Now, he has come home to lighten up life for millions of shoppers by switching on the Christmas lights display at the Gateshead MetroCentre....
Blanked by Sir Bobby
Byline: By John Gibson Bobby robson blanked Nobby Solano, refusing to give an explanation for repeatedly axing him before selling United's fan favourite to Aston Villa. It annoyed and frustrated Solano who couldn't understand what he'd done wrong...
Blaydon's Draw Nott the Worst!
Byline: By Duncan Madsen Blaydon's reward for beating National Division Two high-flyers Waterloo in the Powergen National Trophy is a last-16 draw away to Nottingham on November 26. Not only does it give the Crow Trees outfit the chance to test...
Centre Offers Caring Service
A new pounds 2.6m centre has been opened by the Duchess of Northumberland for people with dementia, older people with mental health problems and their carers. The Bradbury Centre in Brunswick, Newcastle, was opened by the duchess, a patron of the...
Changing Face and Pace of Family Life
Byline: By Simon Armstrong A new survey says materialistic and demanding children are making parenting harder today than it was for previous generations Simon Armstrong investigates Peggy and Leo McConnell can look back with pride as they sit...
Charity Hike to the Bake of Beyond!
Byline: By Naphtalia Loderick A chef is going stir-crazy baking Christmas cakes to fund a charity trek to the other side of the world. Evelyn Hooson, 52, of Brentwood Avenue, Monkseaton, is hoping that her efforts in the kitchen will transport...
Crime-Cut Target May Be Too High
Byline: By Peter Young Home Office targets to cut crime in Newcastle have been called into question ( despite recent police successes. The Safe Newcastle Partnership was set a target, in April, of reducing key crimes by nearly a quarter in three...
Crucial to Get Ahead
The experts offer tips to make this Christmas a stress-free affair British summertime may not have officially ended until October 30, but even before the clocks went back, the annual Christmas countdown had begun. The festive season is upon us...
Curtain Up on Fun
With whole host of festive events taking place across the region, you're sure to find something to keep the kids entertained this Christmas. Last year more than 70,000 people saw the Theatre Royal's record breaking production of Snow White and the...
Eagles' Title Bid Rests on Rocks
Byline: By Pul Nilsen If newcastle want to land the biggest prize in British basketball they will have to finish ahead of the Scottish Rocks. That is the view of Plymouth coach Gary Stronach, who returned to his native North East last weekend....
Give Kev a Chance
Kevin nolan is beginning to catch the eye of Sven-Goran Eriksson, according to Bolton boss Sam Allardyce. The England coach popped into the Reebok Stadium to assess the form and fitness of five players named in his squad to face Argentina in a friendly...
Grieving Husband's Anguish as Wife Dies Giving Birth
Byline: By Craig Thompson A grieving husband is facing fatherhood alone after his young wife died in childbirth. Clutching his oldest son close, Bosor Miah today fought back tears as he spoke of the tragedy that has torn his life apart. Samima...
Hospital Site Homes Plan
Byline: By Peter Young Houses are proposed on the site of a former Tyneside hospital in a deal which would raise money for cancer patients. Developers want planning permission to flatten the Victorian-built Sanderson Hospital in Gosforth, Newcastle,...
In League with Panto
Byline: By Gordon Barr The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You ( oh yes they are. Entertainment Editor, Gordon Barr, finds out more Christmas has come early for residents of Royston Vasey. The colourful characters of The League of Gentlemen...
In the News
Byline: By Andrew Hill When you move into a new house, you pray you don't get stuck with neighbours from hell who make every day of your life a misery. Well, few neighbours are as lucky as residents on Lindisfarne Road in Jarrow. Christine Boak...
It Was All a Blur. I Knew I Could Do Nothing to Jump out of the Way
Byline: By Brenda Hickman A police support officer today told how a stab-proof vest saved her life as she was deliberately mown down by a teen biker. Sheila McWilliams, 42, was flung through the air backwards and hit her head on the kerb, fracturing...
Let's Charge at Bison, Urges Vipers Coach
Byline: By Lee Ryder Newcastle Vipers coach Rob Wilson wants his side to prove they aren't a "poor" team tomorrow night when they take on Basingstoke Bison at the Arena, (writes Lee Ryder). Wilson and Co had their wings clipped on Sunday night...
Morrisons to Axe 175 Staff
Byline: By Gayle Tomlinson Almost 200 supermarket workers are facing the axe. Admin staff at Morrisons, in South Shields, are now being consulted on redundancies. The supermarket has announced plans to pay-off up to 175 staff. It has started...
My Ambition Is to One Day Manage Peru
Byline: By John Gibson Nobby solano has been capped 78 times by Peru ( despite repeated objections by Sir Bobby Robson ( and reveals he now wants to manage his country. When he finishes playing for United within the next three years Solano will...
No Deal on 90 Days
Byline: By Bill Jacobs Rebel Labour MP Denis Murphy told today why he will defy Tony Blair's plans to detain terrorist suspects for up to 90 days. As the Prime Minister refused to back down on the controversial move and face a possible Commons...
Noisy Family Are Given Days to Go
Byline: By Paul McMillan A family who made their neighbours' lives hell have been ordered out of their home. Tenant Deborah Swinbourne, 23, and her family plagued the lives of people in Rookwood Road, Slatyford, for more than two years. Fed-up...
Offer a Box of Joy
Thousands of children living in poverty and war-torn areas around the world will receive their only Christmas present this year, thanks to the generosity of strangers. Operation Christmas Child was set up in 1990 in of Wrexham, North Wales, to give...
Plenty to like about Villon
Byline: By Chris Wilson Len lungo has his team in good nick at present and his lightly-raced six-year-old Villon should take plenty of beating at Bangor tomorrow. That the Topanoora gelding took his chance in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the...
Pounds 10 Prezzies at Christmas
On a budget? Don't despair. You can still get some great Christmas gifts for a tenner and under . GIFTS FOR KIDS N Kids of any age will like zany Zanimals mousemats, pounds 3, from Paperchase (0161 839 1500 for mail order). Choose from two colourful...
Pulling Together in Aid of Charity
Byline: By Gareth Deighan People and businesses from across the region are pulling together for this year's Children in Need appeal. This week charity events are taking place across the length and breadth of the region in aid of the charity....
Reaching for the Sky Again
Byline: By Gayle Tomlinson These pictures mark the revival of an historic flying club. The Newcastle Aero Club, which went into liquidation last year, is now up and running again as Northumbria Flying School. The school has 200 members and...
Reunited
Is anyone in contact with or has news of Norman Charlton, aged about 75, who, in 1955 was 4th engineer in the Royal Mail ship Deseado? At that time his home was in Newcastle and he took his tickets at the Marine School in South Shields. He also sailed...
Shola: We Have to Stay Focused Now
Byline: By Lee Ryder Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi says that his side need to maintain their focus after the international break if they are to keep in touch with the rest of the Champions League and UEFA Cup hopefuls, (writes Lee Ryder)....
Shops Right Up Your Street
For your shopping, you don't have to look any further than the North East. We've shops galore and here are some highlights. MetroCentre Gateshead's MetroCentre is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre with stores ranging from small independent...
`Skip Rat's' Battle for Freedom
Byline: By Helen Rae A scavenger nicknamed `Skip Rat' is bidding for freedom after hoarding a shotgun. Stephen March, stockpiled everything from old bike wheels to filing cabinets he salvaged. He even had a policeman's hat in his collection....
Sleep-Over Is Towering Achievement
Byline: By Gareth Deighan Scouts from the North East were honoured for their part in smashing the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever sleep-over. Members of 1st Hirst Scout Group, in Ashington, took part in the event which saw more than...
Souness on a Spy Mission
Byline: By Alan Oliver Graeme souness will be missing when Newcastle United fly out at the crack of dawn for their sunshine break in Marbella tomorrow ( so that he can do a bit of scouting. And The Chronicle can reveal that one of Souness's ports...
The Marriage of Diane Smith and Garry Wood
Wedding bells rang out for Diane Smith and Garry Wood on September 25. The couple met six years ago when Diane, who owns G W Horner's public House on Front Street, in Chester-le-Street, bumped into him while he was working on the door at the Red...
The Walking Meccano Set
Byline: By Craig Thompson Bionic Mark Liddell tells Craig Thompson how he has had his shoulders, hips, knees and ankles replaced after being struck down by arthritis Surgeons have turned Mark Liddell into a walking Meccano set after he was left...
Thunder Given Another Chance
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Gateshead Thunder chairman Bill Midgley has extended the deadline to decide whether the National League Two club survives or folds, (writes Jeff Bowron). A decision on the beleaguered Tynesiders' future was expected today...
Tiger Is a Big Draw in China
A first prize of more than pounds 475,000 and the presence of Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh gives the new European Tour season a flying start in Shanghai this week. The pounds 2.7m HSBC Champions tournament is the richest golf event staged in Asia,...
Timebomb Wife Who Was a Danger to the Men in Her Life
Byline: By Paul McMillan Killer wife Jacqueline Williamson was a timebomb ( with a history of attacking the men in her life. Williamson, 46, admitted murdering her husband John, 59, when she appeared at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday. The...
Toon Texts
Great strike by Emre to win the game, but a beautifully weighted lay-off by Shola after some intelligent work by Michael Owen. ( LUGSY BALL, Howdon. GOOD battling performance ( the lads didn't give up. Emre is brilliant but all I can say about the...
Top Marks for School's Units
Byline: By Amanda Crook A Tyneside school for sick and vulnerable youngsters has been given top marks by Ofsted inspectors. Newcastle Bridges School, which has pupils with who need regular hospital treatment, pregnant schoolgirls and school-phobics,...
Towering Success
Byline: By Sonia Sharma A lovely Victorian mansion that was little more than a derelict shell a few years ago has won a top award. Gateshead's Saltwell Towers re-opened to the public in 2004, following a five-year restoration scheme costing more...
Turn Your Home into a Real Palace
Byline: By Angela Barratt, In this special advertisement feature, Angela Barratt, offers readers her expert advice on festive trends for the home this Christmas to ensure it sparkles as much as you Christmas is such an exciting time, friends...
United Are My Club
Byline: By John Gibson I'm waiting for Nobby Solano in Classroom One at Newcastle United's academy. Perched on a chair next to me is a skeleton dressed in a black and white striped shirt and shorts. The door bursts open and in walks Nobby, nodding...
United Hero Will Star in Sports Quiz
Byline: By Helen Rae Football hero Peter Beardsley will add an extra kick to a charity event. The former Toon star will join Falcons director Rob Andrew, boxing champion Glen McCrory and other sports personalities at the event at the Marriott...
Vent Your Spleen
I have the answer for overcrowded prisons; get the inmates out their cells, off their bottoms, and make them do work ( hard labour. How is it that every time you see a TV clip of prison life, they are sitting smoking or playing pool or watching TV?...
Vic Ready to Roll
Martin pipe's bid to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup for the fifth time in the last six years is set to be spearheaded by a rested and rejuvenated Our Vic. The former Irish point-to-pointer looked likely to make a winning seasonal appearance when cruising...
Wanted
Byline: By Gayle Tomlinson They have been consigned to Britain's dustbin ( but pitmen are being headhunted for jobs Down Under. Up to 300 jobs are up for grabs for those who are prepared to emigrate to Australia. Recruitment company Migration...
You Can Buy Rail Tickets with Cash
I write in response to a letter which appeared in the Vent Your Spleen column (Chronicle, November 3). I am happy to reassure passengers that it is still possible to buy rail tickets over the counter at Newcastle Central Station's travel centre...

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