Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 20, 2010

20 Kids Take Ill; PUPILS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AS MYSTERY SICKNESS HITS SCHOOL
Byline: LAURA CAROE WHAT caused 20 school pupils to fall ill was at the centre of a probe today. Youngsters at Valley Gardens Middle School, in Whitley Bay, were struck down with headaches, dizziness, stomach pain and raised temperatures. ...
ALLOTMENT SHOP GREEN-FINGERED Gardeners [...]; DOWN YOUR WAY
ALLOTMENT SHOP GREEN-FINGERED gardeners at an allotment are urging residents to use their community shop. The store at West Harton Allotments, in South Shields, has now been open for five years, selling a range of gardening goods. The volunteers who...
Aussies Wary of Pakistan Fightback
AUSTRALIA vice-captain Michael Clarke expects Pakistan to fight back strongly in this week's second Test at Headingley. Pakistan have endured a torrid few days after their 150-run thrashing in the opening game of the two-match neutral series was...
A Year of Giving Hope to Hundreds; 550 PATIENTS TAKE PART IN TESTS AT CANCER CENTRE
Byline: HELEN RAE HUNDREDS of patients have been recruited into vital clinical trials at a leading Tyneside cancer centre. Doctors celebrating the group's first anniversary say more than 550 patients have agreed to undergo trials at the Newcastle...
Baransky Can Do It at Sandown
A MIXTURE of racecourse experience and useful form can see Baransky home in the Devine Homes EBF Maiden Stakes at Sandown. Mahmood Al Zarooni's runner stayed on well to finish second behind the wellregarded Native Khan at Newmarket last time, beating...
BIG BUSKING EVENT BUDDING Buskers [...]; DOWN YOUR WAY
BIG BUSKING EVENT BUDDING buskers can take to the stage this weekend in Blyth. The Big Busk will bring the high street, shopping centre and bandstand alive as voluntary music and dance groups perform lively sets on Sunday. People will be invited...
Blaze of Glory; Pupil's Fire Safety Poster on Display
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR FIRE-CONSCIOUS kids got to grips with a hot topic and now one lucky pupil is blazing his way to glory. Youngsters from Newcastle's West End have been receiving lessons from Tyneside firefighters following a rocketing number...
Bring Back the Beat Bobbies; Police Less Visible Than Ever Before
JUST one in every 10 police officers is available to the public despite year-on-year budget increases over the past four decades. Sir Denis O'Connor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, said an average of only 11% of officers and police community...
Brothers Help Put North on Front Foot
Byline: JEFF BOWRON MORPETH brothers, batsman Jon Craigs and bowler Michael, both produced heroics with the bat to give Northumberland a slender first innings lead in their championship match at Norfolk. Jon, promoted up the order due to a shortage...
Brutal Brothers; Pair Locked Up over Vicious Street Attack
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THEIR brutal attack with feet, fists and planks of wood left an innocent man fighting for life. But now violent brothers Orrie and Shaun Burns are behind bars after a judge slammed both thugs with lengthy jail sentences....
Carroll Ready to Follow in the Footsteps of His Idol; A Dream Come True for Geordie Striker as He: Joins the Legendary List of United No 9s Joins the Legendary List of United No 9s
Byline: LEE RYDER THEY say what's in a number - but when it comes to the legendary No 9 shirt at Newcastle United any true Geordie will tell you that with it comes the responsibility of carrying the hopes and dreams of the Tyneside public. The...
Chronicle IN THE NEWS
TUPELE Dorgu - best known as Corrie's Kelly Crabtree - will be treading the pantomime boards in Newcastle this winter. Tupele will be the celebrity star in the Theatre Royal's production of Robin Hood, starring as the alluring Sorceress later this...
Deaths
ALEXANDER (Blyth). Formerly of Bedlington. Peacefully in hospital on 19th July 2010, Ernest (Ernie), beloved husband of Eleanor and the late Mary. Ernie will be sadly missed by all the family. Would family and friends please meet for service and cremation...
Despicable Act; VANDALS WRECK CANCER CHARITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL CHARITY workers were reduced to tears by mindless yobs on a pounds 10,000 vandalism spree. Months of planning went up in smoke when a fundraising venue was destroyed. Cold-hearted intruders struck at Pea Farm, in Stanley,...
Down Your Way
SUMMER FAIR A COMMUNITY centre is holding its annual summer fair this month. Families are being invited to go along and enjoy the fun at Linskill Community Centre, in North Shields, on Saturday, July 24, from 11am. Activities will include a Chinese...
Down Your Way
LISA'S HOT TARGET AN EXPERT at green organisation Northumberland Warm Zone is hoping to become a millionaire by the end of the year. Lisa Oxley has already helped hundreds of Northumberland folk to access pounds 930,000 in additional or new benefits...
England No 1 Not Interested in Cats; James Looking for More Than a Short-Term Deal
Byline: NEIL FARRINGTON SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce's goalkeeping options have narrowed with the news that David James has no interest in a short-term move to Wearside. Black Cats No 1 Craig Gordon is facing up to three months on the sidelines after...
Families Open the Door on Great Energy Savings; There Are Many Steps You Can Take to Go Green. STEVE EMSLEY Looks at Three Examples of Low-Energy Living
Byline: STEVE EMSLEY LOTS of people are doing what they can to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their homes. However, letting other people know how you do this means your efforts are multiplied. Transition Jesmond took a group of 14 people around...
Family's Grief over David, 20; LOVING SON KILLED IN CAR SMASH
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular lad who was killed in a car crash. David Meek, 20, who was known to his pals as 'Meeksy', died when his car smashed into a tree last Wednesday. Friends and family have since been...
Fergie Is Comfortable with His Squad
MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has played down the prospect of further new faces arriving at Old Trafford this summer - and insists he is happy with the players at his disposal going into the new season. Ferguson has made only two additions...
Foodie Friends; NEIGHBOURS FROM ALL OVER REGION GET TOGETHER FOR LUNCH
Byline: DAN WARBURTON PICNIC lovers across Tyneside broke out the bunting and ate lunch together for a special event. Sunday's Big Lunch saw food-lovers get together to enjoy cakes, snacks, and sandwiches with their neighbours. And from picnic...
Fury over Pounds 140,00 Council Pay-Off
A COUNCIL which is axing hundreds of jobs paid a former boss a pounds 140,000 golden handshake, it has been revealed. Trevor Doughty, executive director of people at Northumberland County Council, took a pounds 140,000-a-year job as director of...
Geordie Star Just Wants to Get Going
Byline: LEE RYDER GEORDIE boy Sammy Zajac today admitted he can't wait to pull on a Newcastle Vipers jersey as the countdown for the new season edges ever closer. The defenceman is understandably excited at the prospect of representing his hometown...
History Says We Can Clinch Title
Byline: NEIL FARRINGTON DURHAM'S players have lifted the t20 gloom at the Emirates ICG by hitting the history books ahead of the start of today's Championship clash with Lancashire. Any hangover from their failure to dominate in short-course...
Holidaymakers Home at Last; Tourists Are Set to Land in Newcastle
Byline: RUTH LAWSON HUNDREDS of Goldtrail holidaymakers stranded abroad are expected back in Britain today. Around 16,000 Britons were on holiday when the Turkey and Greece specialist went into administration on Friday afternoon. A spokeswoman...
I Have Medals to Prove Dedication; SOLDIER SPEAKS OUT AFTER BEING CLEARED OF THEFT
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG A DECORATED soldier accused of stealing military equipment to sell on the internet has been cleared of all charges. Sgt John Gardiner had admitted taking some of the goods and offering them to buyers on the auction website...
In Memoriam
GRAY (Longbenton). My precious Rob, a year has passed since you left us and we talk about you always. Not a day goes by without the most wonderful memories of you, your train will always keep on going just for us. We miss you every day and you will...
I've Finally Got Justice; FORMER LABOURER WINS PAYOUT OVER ASBESTOS EXPOSURE
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL AN ASBESTOS victim says justice has been done after being awarded a fourfigure payout to help support him as his health deteriorates. Before retiring, Robert Bullock spent almost two decades exposed to asbestos at work...
I Wanted to Stop Moat's Stand-Off
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A PAL of gunman Raoul Moat pleaded with police to let him speak to his friend during the tense six-hour stand-off which ended with his death. Tony Laidler, who has known Moat since he was three years old, believes he could...
Minister Tells of Shot PC's Determination
BLINDED policeman David Rathband has been visited and praised by a Government minister. The traffic officer, pictured, was carrying out his everyday duties when he was shot through the window of his patrol car by enraged fugitive Raoul Moat. ...
No 9 SHIRT'S YOURS, ANDY; Proud Carroll Vows to Do Famous Shirt Justice
Byline: LEE RYDER ANDY CARROLL today spoke of the "incredible feeling" at becoming Newcastle United's new No 9. The Toon star was confirmed today as the player entrusted to wear the legendary shirt for Newcastle's return to the big time this season....
Perch Hungry for More after Debut
NEWCASTLE United new boy James Perch today told the Toon Army: "I can't wait to turn on the style for you lot." The United defender loved his debut in front of 3,000 travelling Newcastle fans at Carlisle at the weekend. And now he is gearing...
Player Hails Louis' Ability
SOUTH AFRICAN golfing legend Gary Player has hailed the ability of new Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and said: "There is no telling how good he could be." Oosthuizen won by seven shots at St Andrews to win his first major title, having arrived...
Raj Has Recycling off to a Fine Art; TALENTED MUM-OF-TWO GETS: CREATIVE WITH HOUSEHOLD WASTE
Byline: AMY HUNT THEY say one man's trash is another man's treasure and that's certainly true for Raj Rani. You name it, she can use it. From toilet roll tubes and milk cartons, to ring pulls and pencil shavings, if it's waste she will find a...
Rent Man Accused of Pocketing Cash; WORKER ALLEGEDLY STOLE Pounds 26,000
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A COUNCIL worker has appeared in court accused of stealing more than pounds 26,000. Alan Moy is alleged to have pocketed rent money that belonged to Gateshead Council. The 56-year-old faces six counts of theft by employee...
Schleck Fuming at Contador Tour Lead
ALBERTO CONTADOR seized the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey yesterday and is focused on a third title in Paris on Sunday. The 27-year-old Spaniard took advantage as Andy Schleck suffered a mechanical problem on yesterday's 187.5-kilometre...
Shipbreaking Jobs May Return to Tyne; YARD IN TALKS TO BRING SHORT-TERM WORK BACK TO SWANS
Byline: ADAM JUPP PLANS to dismantle a ghost ship on Tyneside can today be revealed. The Chronicle has learned North Tyneside Council is in talks to bring ship-breaking work to the historic Swan Hunter yard, which it bought for more than pounds...
Showbiz News
ELLE MACPHERSON has described herself as a hands-on mum. The supermodel may have an enviable lifestyle with a blossoming TV career, her own lingerie and cosmetics ranges, and a contract with Revlon, but she says nothing means as much to her as spending...
Sophie's Campaign at No10; LOVED ONES OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CANCER VICTIM TAKE PETITION TO DOWNING STREET
Byline: KATIE DAVIES LOVED ones of a brave toddler who lost her 12-month battle with an aggressive form of cancer have handed their campaign in at Downing Street. Sophie Atay's family and friends raised more than 6,000 signatures calling for...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND SECOND LEG (7.45 unless stated): HB Torshavn v SV Red Bull Salzburg (5pm) Koper v Dinamo Zagreb (7.15pm), Renova v Omonia Nicosia (3.30pm) Rudar Pljevlja v Litex Lovech (7.30pm) The New Saints...
Sun, Sea & My Spends; Grab a Grand Winner Uses It for Holiday Spending Money
Byline: KATIE DAVIES SHE'S been saving for the holiday of her dreams - but now Elaine Terris has her spending money. The 54-year-old is the latest winner to walk away with the pounds 1,000 cash prize in our grab a grand competition. And this...
Take a Trip on the Bright Side
Byline: ROGER DOMENEGHETTI IT'S five years since Spamalot,lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, burst on to the stage, and it's still got audiences laughing in the aisles. Written by South Shields-born Python Eric Idle and...
Walking on the Toon. Community; PUPILS GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR WALK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
Byline: AMY HUNT THESE footballmad pupils put their best foot forward to show how easy it is to go green. Thousands of youngsters from North and South Tyneside schools teamed up in an effort to walk the distance between Tyneside and Johannesburg...
Ward: I Need to Be on Top Form
Byline: NICK PUREWAL MICKY WARD believes he must reach new heights to secure a starting shirt at Newcastle Falcons this year. The Falcons stalwart launched his testimonial year at Jubilee Primary School in Wallsend, and quickly turned attentions...
Wayne Set to Make Flying Start: Chris; Rout Can Be a Star
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has backed Wayne Routledge to keep on delivering the goods for Newcastle United. The goal-maker created 16 goals and bagged nine last season in 47 games for both the Magpies and Queens Park Rangers last term. ...
Widower Wins Fight to Place Headstone; ROW OVER LOCATION
Byline: DAVE BLACK A BATTLING widower will finally be able to place a headstone on his wife's grave more than a year after her death following the resolution of a cemetery row. Henry Craggs, 69, refused to erect the memorial next to his wife...
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULEGNGRO YOU need to make some more time to get more exercise and fresh air or rearrange your routine to fit these in. Make sure you get enough rest. Events are coming that that will require energy. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR...
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