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 10, 2011

A Blast from the Past; Popular Fashion from Early 20th Century on Sale at City Event
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER VINTAGE clothing fans can get their hands on customised classics and retro accessories at a fashion fair this weekend. Restyled items and original garments dating back to the 1900s will be on sale from specialist dealers...
A Cathedral to Football, a Monument to Devotion, Loyalty and Geordie Pride; Our Award Winning Sports Ace Gives His Unique View on the History of St James'' Park and What It Represents
Byline: John Gibson IT is a proud name which has resonated over the ages. St James'' Park, a cathedral to football standing on a hill in the centre of Newcastle, one of the oldest stadiums in the country. For 131 years St James'' Park has been...
A Gothic Delight
Byline: SARAH E SCOTT Ruddigore, Opera North, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, also tomorrow IF you have an aversion to all things operatic may I heartily recommend this glorious portal. Ruddigore is super-silly late Victorian Gilbert and Sullivan melodrama...
Ameobi and Best in Line to Return for Crunch City Clash
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS SHOLA AMEOBI and Leon Best could both back in time to beef up Newcastle United's attack by the time they take on Premier League leaders Manchester City. Ameobi and Best head up a long list of senior players struggling to...
Anniversary Year's a Real Showstopper; Tickets Went on Sale Today for the Theatre Royal Spring Summer Season. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR THE Theatre Royal has announced its new line-up of shows that will take it into one of the most important years in its history - its 175th birthday. Not only does the new spring-summer 2012 line-up feature a combination of...
A Victim of Cruel Chance; Inquest Told How Student's Car Was Crushed by Tree
Byline: PAUL TULLY FATE and chance combined to kill student Emma Newton in a freak accident, an inquest hard. The 18-year-old A-level student was killed when she drove into a wind-trap after doing a friend a good turn with a lift home. Emma...
Blaydon Desperate to Get Back to Winning Ways
BLAYDON play host to Wharfedale on Saturday, desperate to address a fivegame losing slump which has seen them drop to 11th in the 16-team National League One. Cinderford were the latest team to inflict defeat on director of rugby Micky Ward's men,...
Boats Still Pull in the Catches
Byline: SAM HARRIS ONE or two boats managed to get out over the last few days and there were still one or two cod and ling to double figures from the wrecks on a variety of artificials, jiggers, shads and worm baits. There were still mackerel...
Bulldozers Launch New Era in Town; Academy Will Be Built Once Civic Centre Is Demolished
Byline: NEIL McKAY DEMOLITION work is to begin on a town's former civic heart - once Sunday's Remembrance Day parade has concluded. The work to bulldoze Consett Civic Centre, built in 1969 and closed in August this year, is expected to be completed...
Cabin Helps Learning to Lodge
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL SITTING PRETTY Grace Thompson, six, and Lennox Irving, five STAR Nurah Kizito A CABIN for a classroom, a wealth of wildlife, and a hedgehog hospice are all set to inspire learning at one Tyneside school. Children at...
Cat Owners Take Case to the Top; Decision Is Defended by Vets
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG THE Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons will investigate an allegation of misconduct against a Tyneside practice. Last month we told how cat lover Beverley Hume was left distraught after her 25-year-old pet Ginger was...
Cold Snap Has Yet to Take Hold
Byline: DAVID CARRICK APART from the odd frosty night the stillwater trout fisheries have not really suffered too badly from the cold snap. Most venues report fish still rising and some good subsurface sport. The Northumbrian Water Reservoirs...
Deaths
SPENCER (Rowlands Gill). Suddenly on November 1st, Aidan James, aged 35 years, beloved son of Ric and the late Maureen, dear brother of Shen, former husband of Jen, loving dad to Holly and William. Friends please meet at St. Patrick's Church, Rowlands...
Deaths
BEVAN (Catchgate). Formerly of Dipton. Peacefully in hospital on November 5th, aged 87 years, Annie, the devoted wife of the late James Embleton Bevan, a much loved mam of Noreen and Janet, dearest motherinlaw of Malcolm and Peter also loving grandma...
Every Time There's a Kinfe Death I Ask Myself: Why.? Mother's Anguish on the 20th Anniversary of Her Son's Murder
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY STILL haunted by the murder of her son exactly two decades ago today, Ann Furness has revealed how the pain never goes away. As the years have passed and her family have celebrated births, marriages, Christmases and birthdays,...
Falcons. Recruit Has Fond-Est Memories of Bulls
Byline: MARK SMITH ADRIAAN Fondse insists he has learnt from the very best as he settles into life at Newcastle Falcons. The 28-year-old, who is fresh from starring for Western Province in South Africa's Currie Cup semi-finals a fortnight ago,...
Fresh Injury Blow Delays Williamson's United Comeback
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS MIKE Williamson is facing another five weeks on the sidelines after suffering a setback in his bid to return from an ankle injury. The Newcastle defender has avoided surgery but admits he might not be ready to play until...
Golden Moment for Sporty Pupils; Paralympic Gold Medallist Inspires Children
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A PARALYMPIC gold medal winner's inspiring journey captivated pupils' imaginations during a special visit to a Tyneside school. Liz Johnson dropped into Percy Hedley School to chat to staff and children about her road to success....
I Handed Pounds 22,000 to Phone Conman; Victim Tells of Ordeal
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY FLEECED out of more than pounds 22,000 by a telephone conman, a fraud victim has today told how she was duped and intimidated into parting with her cash. The young woman, who does not want to be named, was told she was...
Improving Her Town
Byline: Business Reporter GSharni Younger has landed a job with national building contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, working on the pounds 150m Trinity Square development that will transform her home town. Sharni, 19, from Felling, has been recruited...
Jumping through Hoops for Wishes; Youngsters Appeal for New Sports Equipment
Byline: SARAH SCOTT THESE girls will jump through hoops to make their wishes come true. The members of the 1st West Moor Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are on the look-out for new sports, craft and cooking equipment, so they can continue with...
Justice."ystem Has Let Me Down; Stabbed Prison Officer's Anger as Prisoner Is Cleared by Jury
Byline: EMMA KING A PRISON officer who was stabbed by an inmate has told how he feels "let down" and "dismayed" by the British judicial system. Kevan Thakrar, 24, admitted stabbing three officers at Frankland Prison, Durham, in March last year...
Life's a Real Ball-Room for Sophie; Young Danceris Crowned Under-21 British Classical Champion
Byline: SARAH SCOTT IT''S strictly ballroom only for this young dancer. With an elegance and form that would not look out of place on the hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing, Sophie Chilton wowed judges in Blackpool with her tango, waltz and two-step....
Maiden Victory on Cards for Sim
SIMAYILL can strike gold for the first time in her career as she makes her allweather debut in the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Fillies' Handicap at Lingfield. Racing off a mark of 79, Clive Brittain's charge certainly has...
Man Is Rescued in 40ft Cliff Fall Drama; 26-Year-Old Suffers Head and Hip Injuries
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL A MAN survived a 40ft fall from Tyneside cliffs after a dramatic rescue operation. The 26-year-old was discovered lying at the bottom of the cliffs at Trow Rocks, in South Shields, yesterday morning. A rescue mission...
Mark's on Top Down under; Run Geordie Run Hero to Tackle Australia
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG STREWTH sport -this is one pom who is out to prove he's the Wizard of Oz. Run Geordie Run hero Mark Allison today revealed his latest challenge is to run across Australia in just 70 days. The 40-year old plans to cross...
Murals for the Metro; Youngsters Get to Grips with Graffiti
Byline: RUTH LAWSON TEENAGERS let their creativity run wild to produce a series of educational graffiti murals. A group of around 22 young people have designed and created the boards which have now gone on display in Newcastle. Hundreds of Metro...
New Hotel Has High Hopes to Impress
THE new Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White restaurant due to open in Newcastle next spring has appointed Adam Munday as its general manager. Mr Munday, who is originally from Warwickshire, has more than 16 years' experience in the hospitality industry....
No Grounds for a Name Change
Byline: Lee Ryder I DON'T know about you, but the thought of Fabricio Coloccini uttering the words: "We need to make Sports Direct Arena a fortress again" does not really lie easily when it comes to 131 years of history. To me, and to almost every...
Norway Will It Be Easy for Wales
MIDFIELDER Morten Gamst Pedersen has warned Wales he and his Norway team-mates are determined to end 2011 on a high with victory in Saturday's friendly at Cardiff City Stadium. The 30-year-old Blackburn player and his international colleagues have...
NOT BUYING IT! It Will Always Be St James' Park to Fans, Says Quinn
Byline: LEE RYDER MICK QUINN believes that the Toon Army will never buy into the idea of renaming St James' Park. The United board today unveiled plans to change the stadium's name from St James' to The Sports Direct Arena. Quinn feels that...
Olympic First for Pupils; 2012 Event Is Chance to Run at Stadium
PUPILS in Newcastle are being offered the chance of a lifetime ... to be the first to cross the finish line at the Olympic Stadium. The Gold Challenge, part of London's 2012 legacy plans, is inviting the city's schools to register teams of young...
One Last Chance to Be in the Running
ENTRIES for the North Eastern Counties Cross-Country Championships close this weekend. Kathryn Robertson, the acting championship secretary, has so far received entries from only five clubs out of 52 who are affiliated to the county. Robertson,...
Our Schools
Our school is well known for our fantastic We do gymnastics, football and choir. gymnastics teacher is called Kelly. In gymnastics we are learning how to do hand stands, forward rolls and cartwheels it is open to both boys girls. It is very enjoyable...
Plan to Ensure a Happy Festive Time; Family Lives
CHRISTMAS might be a time for festive cheer and goodwill to all - but these sentiments can wear thin as families struggle to cope with the stresses and strains of yuletide. Money worries, families spending more time together than usual, and a wish...
Race Is on for Song Petition; Campaign Backed by 3,000 on Facebook
Byline: Sara Nichol A CAMPAIGN to have a special anniversary etched on the Geordie calendar has made it to Parliament. Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah submitted a 300-signature petition to Parliament calling on the House of Commons to throw its weight...
Readers' Poems
OLD JACK FROST Old Jack Frost can catch Us on the hop And make the morning Completely different Look at the cars and the Grass Wear your hat and gloves And count your blessings You may not be here next Month and look at Mother Nature with respect....
Record Setter Having a Smashing Time
TYNESIDE-based Ethiopian athlete Yared Hagos is finding the North East air to his liking after smashing another course record last weekend. Since moving to Newcastle, the 30-year-old has produced eye-catching performances - culminating with victory...
Reunited
JOHN Smith is trying to locate Decca Holiday, married to Joy, sons Stephen and Scott, who lived in Benton. We were in the Army together, 50 MSL Regiment, Mendon, Germany. Could anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts call 07833 468583? JOHN SMITH...
Spartans Armed for Heed Attack
Byline: STEVE BROWN GRAEME ARMSTRONG insists Blyth Spartans can spring an FA Cup surprise over Gateshead on Saturday - as long as the Croft Park faithful plays its part. Closely echoing the Spartans skipper, Tynesiders' chairman Graham Wood has...
St James' Park Remains Precious to Toon Faithful; Why Tradition Will Never Be Forgotten, Even If Money Talks in the Battle to Compete
Byline: JOHN GIBSON It''s what makes them tick. When devotion and loyalty are the driving forces, because ultimate success is rarely ever achieved, then they fall back upon the 130-year history of their beloved black and whites to give them dignity...
Students Rally in London over Fees; Students Join National March over Fees Hike and Cuts
Byline: SOPHIE MCCOID TYNESIDE Students joined a national demonstration in London yesterday to protest about student fees. A coach-load of students from Newcastle and Northumbria universities joined the march, setting off at 4:30am, to get there...
Stunned Smith Has Be Content with Second
DESPITE enjoying a spell of good form, Rosie Smith was frustrated to finish second in last weekend's Scottish 4k Cross-Country Championships in Glasgow. The North of England cross-country bronze medallist went into the contest on the back of six 10k...
Terriers Bite Back to Keep Their Cup Hopes Alive; STL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT BEDLINGTON Terriers recovered from the shock of conceding two goals in the opening 12 minutes to battle back to defeat Crook Town 4-2 in the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup last night. Kyle Davis and Richard Hodgson both beat...
Time to Stand Up and Be Counted! Bardo Issues a Rallying Call to Cats Players
Byline: STEVE BROWN PHIL BARDSLEY insists Sunderland's disappointing start to the season is down to the departure of a host of "big players." However, the Black Cats full-back has called on his remaining team-mates to ease what he considers unfair...
Trio Join House Sales Team after Firm's New Deals
A FAST-growing law firm has recruited three people to its residential conveyancing team, which is now among the biggest in the country in terms of sales and purchases. Baljinder Gadi, Daniel Hall and Richard Swinbank are the latest recruits to join...
Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULENGRO
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO MAKE sure you don't tell others secrets today. Remember what they say about people in glass houses. You're going to need support when you hear of a dramatic change. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 09044 700 721 DON'T...
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