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 January 13, 2010

A Foundation for the Future; Durham Cricket Academies Bowl over Youngsters at the Riverside
THE middle of winter it may be, but young cricketers have already begun their preparations for the summer - thanks to the Durham County Cricket Club Foundation. The Foundation, in association with Tesco and the Esh Charitable Trust, ran three pre-season...
Artist Says Boss Must Quit Gallery; REPORT HIGHLIGHTS 'WORRYING LACK OF SKILLS'
Byline: AMY HUNT AN ARTIST at the centre of an unfair dismissal claim against his former boss has called for her resignation. A report found into the running of Newcastle's Waygood Gallery said those in charge did not have the skills needed to...
Cancer Is a Real Risk, but 21-Year-Old Is Driving Denied Test Which Could Save Her Life Join; MOTHER IS DYING AND NIECES' CELLS SHOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF DISEASE
Byline: HELEN RAE HER mum is dying of cancer and her sister and two nieces have pre-cancerous cells. But Vicky Cartwright is being denied the test which could potentially save her life. Her mum Jacqueline, 55, has been battling cervical cancer,...
Cash Help Will Be Warmly Received; FAMILIES COULD GET Pounds 400 TOWARD NEW BOILER
Byline: AMY HUNT A SCHEME which could see hundreds of North East families benefit from cheaper and greener heating will get off the ground next week. As part of the Government's boiler scrappage scheme householders will be able to claim back...
Chef Tastes Victory in Fight with Rapper; HELL'S KITCHEN WINNER BEATS OFF US RECORD LABEL CLAIM
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG CELEBRITY chef Terry Miller has beaten top US rapper Jay-Z's record label in a legal row over naming rights. Terry, who was TV's 2005 Hell's Kitchen winner, was made the subject of a legal challenge four years ago by Roc-A-Fella...
County's Girls Are Courting Success; North Squad on Course to Go Up
NORTHUMBRIA'S squash teams enjoyed varying success in Inter-County League matches in the first half of the 2009-2010 season. The ladies' team enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign when they convincingly beat Derbyshire, Durham and Cleveland...
Danny out to Erase Memory of Toon's Wembley Woe
Byline: LEE RYDER DANNY SIMPSON wants to create some better memories for Newcastle United fans when it comes to the FA Cup. The 23-year-old's earliest recollection of the competition is a painful one for the Toon Army, with Simpson turning the...
Deaths
law of BELL (Castleside). On 8th January, aged 67 years, Carol, much loved mam of Lynne, son-in-law Geoff, loved and missed by Noble, much loved nana to Laura, Steven, Wayne and Claire. Friends please meet for service in St. John's Church, Castleside...
Dixon's Graced with Tennis Talent; Whickham Ace Serves Up New Year Title Double
TYNESIDE tennis ace Grace Dixon has made an ace start to the the New Year - by claiming two major singles titles. Grace aged 13, who lives in Whickham, took the Aegon Junior International under-14 title in Wrexham. She progressed to the semi-final...
Duo Have Raised the Falcons Bar; Tait: Hayman and Golding's Legacy Set in Stone
Byline: NICK PUREWAL POWERHOUSE props Carl Hayman and Jon Golding have already set their Kingston Park legacy in stone according to Alan Tait - to benefit the next Newcastle Falcons generation. Kiwi Hayman has a huge decision ahead of him in...
Fab out to Avoid Doing Goliath Act
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS FAB Flournoy says his Newcastle Eagles will make sure David doesn't get one over on Goliath when they start their BBL Trophy defence tonight. The Eagles take on National League opponents in the shape of the Reading Rockets...
Iain Has a Program for Online Safety; COLLEGE PROJECT RAISES AWARENESS OF INTERNET RISKS
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR A NORTH East college has become the first in the region to recruit an internet safety officer. Iain Arthurs has been appointed by Gateshead College to lead a two-year project aimed at raising awareness of greater online...
I'LL BE BUZZING IF DEAL IS DONE; Simpson Hopes to Tie Up Permanent Move to St James'
Byline: LEE RYDER DANNY SIMPSON has revealed he will be glad to finally become a fully-fledged Newcastle United player, with a deal for the Manchester United defender imminent. Chris Hughton has been keeping his cards close to his chest since...
In Memoriam
ARKLE (Walkergate). Treasured memories of a wonderful mother, Irene, who passed away on 13th January 2002. I could try until forever yet I'd never find a way to tell of how your loss is still with me every day, you were such a light within my life,...
Krul Ready to Keep His Cool; Tim Focused on Fourth-Round Spot
Byline: LEE RYDER TIM KRUL is relishing tonight's FA Cup replay with Plymouth Argyle as he bids to keep his own season alive by progressing to the fourth round. And should United be still standing in the competition at the end of their replay,...
Labour MP Makes Vote Fraud Claim; COUNCIL DISMISS ACCUSATION
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG NORTH East Minister Nick Brown claims the General Election could be open to fraud because many councils will ho ld counts the day after polling. The Newcastle MP even said the Liberal Democrat-run city council could not...
Laser Louts' Crackdown; TOUGH NEW LAW TO TACKLE YOBS WHO THREATEN PLANES
Byline: SARA NICHOL LASER louts who target passengerpacked planes face a tough new crackdown. The Civil Aviation Authority has introduced a specific charge for offenders to try and combat soaring rates of the "extremely dangerous" crime. Shining...
League Hit Hard by the Weather
THE bad weather has severely hit the table tennis programme. Several Northumbria Winter Table Tennis League fixtures were postponed and the Western Masters tournament at Hereford, featuring several North East players, was also cancelled. One...
Left Dying in the Street in the First Hours of the Year; PARENTS' PLEA AFTER NEW YEAR ATTACK VICTIM LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY NEW Year's Eve party murder victim Barry Self's parents today opened their hearts and begged for justice. The loving dad was found bloodied and battered on a footpath just hours after seeing in the New Year at a house party...
Masked Gang in Vicious Assault on Two Friends; PALS ATTACKED WITH HAMMER AND TOXIC SPRAY BY TRIO
Byline: DAN WARBURTON MASKED thugs attacked two men with a hammer and toxic gas in a latenight assault on Tyneside. An investigation has been launched after the incident, at around 12.40am on Sunday, near the junction of The Drive and Slatyford...
Next Focus Bows In
Byline: MAURICE GLOVER THIS is the new face of one of the best-loved cars in Britain. More than 12 months before it will be seen on the roads, Ford's next Focus has made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Due...
Pete out to Find a Finishing Touch
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER LOVENKRANDS believes the onus is on Newcastle United's frontline to come good in tonight's FA Cup third-round replay with Plymouth Argyle. Lovenkrands says that United had "everything but the goal" at Home Park and hopes...
Punters Panel
Our panel give their views on the Plymouth Argyle FA Cup replay GRAHAM BREWIS BACK in action, but this feels like a bit of a chore. We really should have completed the job at the first attempt, and even if we win this replay it sets up a difficult...
Revealed: The Dodgy Divorces; THIEVING ADVISER LET COUPLES THINK THEIR MARRIAGES WERE OVER
Byline: ROB PATTINSON THEY thought they were free to move on with their lives and build again. But couples who put their faith in legal advisor Lillian Rayne were shattered to discover the divorces she had arranged were not worth the paper they...
School Scores a Double in League
Byline: DAN WARBURTON A SCHOOL in the North has picked up an unwanted double in GCSE league tables published today. Excelsior Academy in Scotswood, Newcastle, has the eighth worst results in the country and is also third in the country for persistent...
Scores More Greggs Stores; BAKER SET FOR MORE EXPANSION PLANS
Byline: KAREN DENT GREGGS is planning to open up to 60 more shops this year across the country. The Newcastle baker announced its plans as it revealed a jump in the number of Christmas shoppers tucking into its sweet mi nce pies and savoury pasties...
Shola Sets Sights on Double Joy; We're after League and FA Cup Glory
Byline: LEE RYDER SHOLA AMEOBI says he is firmly believes that Newcastle United can taste success in both the Coca-Cola Championship AND the FA Cup this season. Ameobi is hoping he is in the starting XI against Plymouth Argyle tonight and battling...
Shotgun Suspect Arrested in Swoop; ACTING ON TIP OFFS POLICE FIND FUGITIVE AT HOUSE
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY FUGITIVE shotgun suspect Terence Davidson is back behind bars after three months on the run. Police found a cannabis farm and a swan-off shotgun when they raided the home of Terence Davidson who gained some notoriety as...
Six of the Best as Indoor Records Fall
Byline: BILL MCGUIRK THE North Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Gateshead International Stadium managed to beat the weather, with six new championship-best performances a great reward for athletes and organisers. In the under-13 boys'...
Students Trying for England Honours; Six North East University Rugby Players on Course for Call-Ups
Byline: NICK PUREWAL BLAYDON and Northumbria University duo Andrew Archibald and Mark Wilson are primed to make their full England Students debuts in Portugal later this month. The Crow Trees forward pair are expected to be named in the starting...
Swans Fly North to Mark Birthday; Matthew Bourne's Most Famous Work - His Take on Swan Lake - Returns to Newcastle This Spring after a Decade Away. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Chats to the Man, Who Is 50 Today
Byline: GORDON BARR DANCE supremo Matthew Bourne is spending his 50th birthday today watching his own, and much lauded, interpretation of Swan Lake. He'll be hosting a drinks soiree after the show at Sadler's Wells in London, where it has been...
Thousands Due Cold Hard Cash; 150,000 ON LOW INCOME ENTITLED TO EXTRA HELP AFTER COLD SNAP
Byline: ADAM JUPP NEARLY 150,000 hard-up North East folk are set for extra fuel cash to help cope with the cold snap. People on low incomes living in areas that have experienced sub-zero temperatures for seven days on the trot are entitled to...
Thousands Feared Dead in Haiti Quake; MISERY AND CHAOS FOR RESIDENTS OF CARIBBEAN ISLAND
A POWERFUL earthquake struck Haiti's capital with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace. The dead and injured lay in the streets even as strong aftershocks rippled through the impoverished Caribbean...
Tooned Up for a Hull of a Cup Run
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has revealed his eagerness to banish bad memories of last season's FA Cup nightmare against Hull City. United, of course, painfully crashed out of the competition at this exact same stage after earning a replay...
Tyneside Prospects Ready for England Duty; Schools Football
THE weather has had a big effect on schoolboy football over the past two weeks, but the season is just starting for the England Schools' Under-18 team who are gearing up for the start of their season. Kris Wilkinson (Heaton Manor) and Matthew Scott...
Unhappy Bruce Gets Personal; Boss Bids to Stay on Touchline
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE will request a personal hearing for his FA misconduct charge this month in the hope of avoiding a touchline ban. The Black Cats boss intends to plead his case in front of a disciplinary commission after being...
Yorkshire Grit Wins out as Shoddy Spartans Slip Up
Byline: JEFF BOWRON BLYTH Spartans crashed out of the FA Trophy against 10-man Guiseley last night to leave manager Mick Tait scratching his head. Blyth created a number of chances in the first half against the UniBond Premier Division side after...
Youngsters to Benefit from Charity Cash; SIR BOBBY FUND SET TO HELP BUILDING OF NEW CANCER UNIT
Byline: HELEN RAE LIFE saving work by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is continuing with teenage cancer patients set to benefit from a cash donation. As much as pounds 30,000 raised by auctioning players' shirts from the recent Ipswich Town v...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro YOU'LL find it hard not to say what you think, so you'd be wise to not see people you know you'll offend. You'll be glad you did when Thursday reveals all, and not just some facts. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904...
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