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 April 17, 2006

Adrift in a Scary World
Byline: By Jill Duffell Twenty years ago, four in 10,000 people were believed to have autism, now it is 20 per 10,000. Jill Duffell reports Afraid of noise and unable to interact with others. These are just two of the characteristics which...
Albion Needs Wins or Survival Hopes Will Go West
Bryan robson knows there is no room for error if West Brom are to pull off another great escape and stay in the Premiership. Heading into tonight's game with Bolton at The Hawthorns, there are four points between the Throstles and safety following...
Another One Down, Glenn
Byline: By Alan Oliver Another one bites the dust. Yes, another manager who could have been forgiven for eyeing the vacant post at St James' Park was down on Saturday. Out-thought and out-foxed by a man who only has a caretaker tag ( Glenn Roeder....
As Old as You Feel
Human lifespan is increasing every year. But while genes play their part in the ageing process, lifestyle, nutrition and attitude are also important. Dr Miriam Stoppard, pictured, health guru and author of Defying Age, says ageing isn't inevitable....
Banned Superfan Due Back in Court
Banned Toon "superfan" Terry Mann has been ordered before the courts again. Mann and his wife Yvonne have been charged with receiving satellite television through a fraudulent decoder at their pub, the Adelphi, on Shakespeare Street, Newcastle....
Boss Sets Up a New Ball Game
Byline: By James Hunter Kevin ball will lead from the front in this afternoon's Tyne-Wear derby ( just as he did as a player. The Sunderland caretaker-boss played in some memorable games against Newcastle in his nine years as a player with the...
Bruce's Day of Ups and Downs
Birmingham City central defender Matthew Upson is facing several months out of action to add to his side's misery after they slid closer towards the Premiership relegation trapdoor. Upson suffered a suspected ruptured Achilles during the warm-up...
Camping It Up for an Evening with Joan
As a child, David Roper loved watching soap queen Joan Collins on Dynasty. He could only dream of ever meeting the soap queen, something of a gay icon, but it is now a dream which has become a reality. An Evening With Joan Collins is at the Tyne...
Chopra Pushing for Derby Place
Byline: By Alan Oliver Newcastle United goalmaker Michael Chopra has revealed he did not even expect to be on the bench when he arrived at St James's Park for the Wigan Athletic game. Chopra ( who won the penalty converted by Alan Shearer and...
Colourful Times in the War Years
Byline: By Lisa Hutchinson Rare colour footage of wartime fun on Tyneside is being brought out of the archives. Tyneside Cinema officials are hoping to trace some of the thousands of local people who attended the Holiday at Home event in Saltwell...
Court Thread to New Rail Link
Gner chiefs plan a legal challenge to a decision to allow rival trains to run on the East Coast Main Line. Bosses at GNER have been fuming since the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR) allowed Grand Central to operate three daily services from Sunderland...
Crunch Time for Glenn
Byline: By Alan Oliver Glenn roeder faced probably the most important game of his long career when he took Newcastle United to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon. And this for a man who captained Queens Park Rangers in...
Delays No Fun for Our Children
Families are furious that a promised play area on a new housing estate has not opened after a year. Instead of playing in safety in a purpose-built area, children on the Victoria Grange Estate, in Windy Nook, Gateshead, have to dodge traffic. ...
Delivering Help to World
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is holding a National Midwifery Week from May 1st to 7th. Its aim is to celebrate the role of midwives in delivering a happy, healthy birth and to raise money to help bring such care to developing countries. ...
Derby Victory Would Ease Pain Says Arca
Byline: By James Hunter Julio arca wants to raise the roof at the Stadium of Light this afternoon by helping Sunderland to their first derby win on Wearside for more than a quarter of a century, (writes James Hunter). The influential midfielder...
Derby Win Is a Must for Shearer ( Robbie
Byline: By Lee Ryder Robbie elliott today urged Newcastle United to make Alan Shearer's final Tyne-Wear derby one to remember, (writes Lee Ryder). The Geordie defender, who came through the ranks at Wallsend Boys' Club, like Shearer, feels that...
Diary of a New Mum
Byline: By Vicky Archer Morgan is 18 weeks old and will order the Full English followed by the steak and kidney pie with crumble and custard to finish. Well, I'm pretty sure that's what he'd like to order but luckily the whole speech thing gets...
Dr Scott's Surgery
All doctors worry about missing a significant illness when a patient comes to see them. Much of the art of general practice is knowing when to recognise the warning signs and investigate appropriately. Over-investigating is wasteful and generates anxiety...
Falcons Have the Wil to Win Again
Byline: By Duncan Madsen Newcastle's very own Resurrection Man made a timely return to Kingston Park to inspire the Falcons to victory over table-topping Sale Sharks ( and with it the massive prize of Guinness Premiership safety. Sightings of...
Fighting Fit
Byline: By Steven Swanson Hope you had a good Easter. We've looked at the Fitball in this column before and it's a very popular bit of kit, both at home and in the gym. One of the best things about it, however, is that it's constantly developing,...
Flintoff Eyes Up Skipper Role Full-Time ( but Not Just Yet
Andrew flintoff today reiterated his desire to again lead England. Flintoff, 28, was one of four captains to lead England in a disjointed winter, and he appears the likely man to lead the side out in mid-May against Sri Lanka in the Lord's Test,...
Guide to Life
Byline: By Jayne Goldstone Last week I visited my hairdresser Amanda at Vasari. While we were chatting I invited her to suggest a theme for my weekly column and we agreed I would write about asking for what you want. Not only is she a great hairdresser,...
Handing out a Stage Hit
Byline: By Gordon Barr Matthew Bourne's eagerly-awaited Edward Scissorhands arrives in Newcastle tomorrow. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details He's talked about it for years. Now dance maestro Matthew Bourne is staging Edwards Scissorhands....
Heavenly Wings
Byline: By Rob Kennedy Funeral director Daren Persson holds a symbol of the soul being released. Doves have been flown at weddings for years. But Daren is planning to introduce them for funeral services. He was inspired by a visit to a...
Helpers Unable to Save Dolphin
Byline: By Rob Kennedy A dolphin had to be put down after it became stranded on a beach. The two-year-old female dolphin, named Easter by rescuers, was beached at Whitley Bay yesterday and rescuers were unable to save her. The dolphin spent...
Helping Families to Understand Disease
Byline: By Jane Picken When a family member or loved one has Alzheimer's, it can be heartbreaking having to admit them into a home. Jane Picken visits one unit dedicated to providing essential care and talks to members of its fundraising group which...
Hudspith Is on the Mark Again
Mark hudspith defied the blustery conditions, and a field of 1,100 competitors, to win yesterday's second running of the North Tyneside 10km Road Race. After going to the front around 2km point, the former Commonwealth Marathon bronze medalist was...
Improving Children's Health for Our Future Success
Leading experts believe children's health in the North East is still the worst in the country and are calling for businesses and organisations to come together to tackle the issue. This was the key message at the Children's Foundation's AGM earlier...
It's a Whole New Ball Game for These Soccer Hungry Girls
Byline: By Emma Christie Half the country is going football mad. But it may not be the half you expect. Emma Christie explores the reasons why more and more women are switching from stilettos to studs Chubby lassies falling over the ball. Little...
Jewell Hails Contribution of Two-Goal Hero Big Al
Byline: By Lee Ryder Wigan boss Paul Jewell pinpointed the contribution of Alan Shearer as the deciding factor in his side's 3-1 defeat at St James' Park, (writes Lee Ryder). Newcastle United legend Shearer's (pictured below) two-goal blast against...
Living Nightmare
Byline: By Adam Jupp Thousands of children across the North East are living with the horror of drug addict parents. Shock figures seen exclusively by the Chronicle lift the lid on the hidden harm of substance abuse. Our probe reveals every...
MP Denies Honours Allegation
Byline: By Amy Hunt Tyneside mp David Miliband has been dragged into the "cash for honours" scandal surrounding the Labour party. The South Shields MP was named by a former Government adviser as a good contact for a businessman looking to secure...
Pet Watch
Byline: By SharonNewman It is so nice to see a bit of sunshine at last. The ponies and donkeys especially appreciate it and the cows, sheep and goats will soon be enjoying the outdoors again. With Easter upon us, we think of the five rabbits...
Politicians Must Give Us Answers
How is it that when anything good happens in Newcastle you see local politicians queuing up to have their picture in the paper, or be interviewed on television? Yet when something serious and tragic occurs, like the sad death of a three-month-old...
Praise for a Village Bobby Loved by All
Byline: By Vince Gledhill and Craig Hope A congregation held a minute's silence tribute to a policeman who died when his patrol car overturned while transporting a suspect. Villagers from West Woodburn, in Northumberland, met at All Saints Church...
Readers' Poems
Always remember i will tell you that story, I hold so clear Of those wonderful memories Of Yesteryear, How a seed had been Planted within my heart, Still being together, Never to part, That day we spent together, I will...
Reserve Row Sours Diamonds' Match
Byline: By Barry Wallace Newcastle diamonds were caught up in a pre-match row over the eligibility of guest reserve Derek Sneddon in Glasgow yesterday. The fracas unsettled everyone in the Newcastle camp and went some way towards the Diamonds'...
Return Is Just Plain Sale-Ing for Jonny
Byline: By Duncan Madsen Falcons hero Jonny Wilkinson underlined just what his winning return to Newcastle's colours meant to him after the latest in a long line of injuries had kept him sidelined for six months, (writes Duncan Madsen). Wilkinson's...
Rising Army Star Killed by Bomb
Byline: By Craig Hope A former North East student has been killed by a bomb in Iraq. Lieutenant Richard Palmer, 27, died from his injuries on Saturday after the vehicle he was commanding was caught in a blast near Ad Dayr. He is the 104th...
Road Dangers
Hard-hitting messages are the focus of a new schools campaign by the North East Ambulance Service and road safety charity Brake. Last month young people at Haydon Bridge School, in Hexham, Northumberland, were taught about the dangers of speeding,...
Selby's Sights Set on Stardom
Mark selby hopes his career can emulate that of Shaun Murphy after he caused the first shock of the 888.com World Championship with a 10-4 victory over John Higgins. Just like Murphy last year, 22-year-old Selby arrived at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre...
Shay: We're Determined to Win Derby
Byline: By Alan Oliver Newcastle United went to the Stadium of Light very much aware that Sunderland had not won three points in front of their own supporters this season ( and determined to make sure they did not get them today, (writes Alan Oliver)....
Shearer Still Pulls Strings
Byline: By John Gibson If alan Shearer's legs have gone then he's the best since Douglas Bader took to the skies. When the Old Man's playing at home what you don't want is to lose both your centre-halves before 20 minutes is up. Wigan, one...
Should the Jerry Springer Opera Be on Our Stage?
Theatregoers will be able to see Jerry Springer the Opera on May 1. The musical, based around the TV show, has been seen by more than 500,000 people in theatres and 2.4 million viewers on BBC2. But Christian groups are protesting outside the theatre...
Smelter Plant Staff Begin Work to Rule
Byline: By Nick Whitten A work to rule by staff at a North East smelter plant could hit industries across Britain. Workers at the Alcan plant in Lynemouth near Ashington begin industrial action today after a long running pay dispute. More...
Thunder Set for a Good Start
Byline: By Jeff Bowron Gateshead Thunder will be among the early season National League Two pacesetters if they get their home campaign off to a winning start today, (writes Jeff Bowron). Good Friday's nine point victory at Hunslet Hawks has...
Toon Texts
Another good all-round performance. Shame about Shola. Just as he was starting to show a bit of bite, he gets his teeth knocked out. ( BOB C, Wallsend. GREAT play and goal by Bramble. ( GAIL PAISLEY, Westerhope. GREAT game. Solano was outstanding....
Vent Your Spleen
So d p of Birtley thought working for the council for many years was a doddle. I wonder what your position was ( supervisor, foreman, manager, manageress? I also worked many years for the council and was never ashamed to pick up my wages. I took pride...
Wanted Doctor Worked in North
Byline: By Brenda Hickman A doctor wanted by Canadian police over an alleged pounds 25,000 health fraud had worked in Tyneside hospitals for two years. It was thought Nicholas Tower, 58, had left Canada in 2003 while being investigated for allegedly...
Weighty Problems
Fat-busters are looking for a North East family to take part in a campaign to help overweight children. The British Dietetic Association and Sport England have teamed up for the drive to tackle the growth in obesity. Almost one in three children...
Win with Your Pet Memories
Byline: By Lisa Hutchinson Pet shop Boys' fans have a second chance to grab tickets for their sell-out concert at a Tyneside shipyard. Tyne and Wear Museums has teamed up with NewcastleGateshead Initiative to offer 20 pairs of tickets for the...
With His Daughter Being There Every Day, He Can Finally Get to Know Her
Byline: By Gareth Deighan A coma victim has pulled through to see his baby daughter for the first time. Tony Dryden slipped into a deep sleep following an emergency operation on a brain tumour at Newcastle General Hospital in July last year....
Your Questions Answered?
There's nothing much better in life than a stroll down to the pub on a lazy Bank Holiday, knowing you would normally be in work. But, ever wondered where the pub you're in got its name from? I know George B Smith, of Forest Hall has. Last week...
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