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 July 21, 2010

A Life Filled with Love
I WOULD like to say goodbye to a very special lady. I was driving along, listening to the national news when I heard of the death of Eunice Bowman - it was sad, but not a shock. You see, Eunice was just short of her 112th birthday and had been the...
Archers Target Glory at Belsay Castle
PONTELAND Archers hosted their 15th annual longbow competition at Belsay Castle - with archers from across the North East and Cumbria competing. The weekend saw incredibly high scoring in the castle round, where the distance of the shot is measured...
A Red Hot Seller; BAKERY LAUNCHES SQUIRREL BISCUIT TO HELP WILDLIFE APPEAL
Byline: TONY HENDERSON PUPILS sampled a new red squirrel snack which is set to be a money spinner for a wildlife fund. Bakers Greggs are to turn out 3,000 red squirrel gingerbread biscuits a week over the next two months at their plant in Gosforth...
Bogie Impressed with Terry after Friendly Win
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD gave a surprise run out to the elder brother of former England captain John Terry during last night's 2-1 pre-season friendly win at Harrogate Town. Paul Terry, who has played over 100 games for both Yeovil Town and...
Bowlers on Top - but It's Boldon Who Take the Lead
3D Sports Durham Coast League BILL QUAY, who have spent the majority of the 3D Durham Coast League season on top of the table, lost their lofty perch after being thwarted by Dawdon in a frustrating afternoon. A solid Dawdon opening by Stephen Gale...
Bramble in Shock Move to Black Cats
TITUS Bramble is on the verge of sealing a shock move to Sunderland. Bramble travelled to Wearside last night for the first stage of a medical in a lightening-quick deal for the Black Cats. Bramble has been keen to link up with Bruce again ever...
Cameron Moves to Defuse BP Row; PM AND PRESIDENT IN WIDE-RANGING TALKS
DAVID Cameron was today trying to shift focus away from the controversies over BP which have so far dominated his first US visit as Prime Minister. Mr Cameron defended the beleaguered oil giant last night as he was repeatedly questioned about its...
Castle Keep Durham at Bay
Warmseal Durham Senior Lge U18s AFTER going all season undefeated, Durham City suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Warmseal Durham Senior Under-18 League. But it was a mighty close thing as they lost off the last ball of the game at...
Charity Fire Yobs Put Lives at Risk; ARSONISTS DESTROY BEACH MOBILE LIFEGUARD UNIT
Byline: KATIE DAVIES MINDLESS yobs put lives at risk at sea by targeting a lifeboat station. Arsonists set fire to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's mobile lifeguard unit (MLU), which is based at Sandhaven beach, in South Shields. ...
Chimney Crashes on to Car; DRIVER MAKES A LUCKY ESCAPE
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A ROAD worker had a lucky escape after a chimney crashed down on his car. Adam Sleeth had just got out of his Fiesta Zetec sports car and gone into his home when he heard a loud bang last night. "I got the shock of my...
Classic Tale Entertains All Ages; A BEAUTY of a Show Arrives This Week - So Let's Hope the Weather Is Not Beastly. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports
Byline: GORDON BARR MAGICAL theatre in magical surroundings. That's how Chapterhouse Theatre Company describes its outdoor shows - and North East audiences can get a taste of that magic from this weekend. Actress Georgina Sherrington will...
Crying Lightening Ready to Strike at Sandown
A REPEAT of Crying Lightening's sixth in the Albany Stakes at Ascot should be good enough to see her home in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Star Stakes at Sandown. Peter Chapple-Hyam's charge certainly showed plenty of progression from her...
Deaths
ATKINSON (Beacon Lough). Peacefully in Dunston Hill Hospital on July 14th, aged 73 years, Jeanette (Jean), a much loved wife of the late Dick, a dearly loved mam of Ian and Ivan, dearest mother-in-law of Sandra, a much adored grandma of Liam, Hannah,...
Debut Success
PHOEBE Lenderyou (City of Newcastle) opened her account in international swimming by making two finals at the European Junior Championships in Helsinki last week. Lenderyou was making her debut for Great Britain and, in this major international...
Dobrisky Sad over 'Tainted' Sport
LISA DOBRISKEY believes she might not be competing on a level playing field when she bids for the 1,500 metre title at the European Championships in Barcelona. But the 26-year-old from Ashford insists her lingering suspicion some of her rivals may...
Forster Looking Forward to Toon Start
Byline: LEE RYDER IN-DEMAND Newcastle United keeper Fraser Forster admits he is finally looking forward to a first-team run-out in Toon colours after a summer of talk linking him with loan switches. Burnley boss Brian Laws went public on his...
Full of Smart Ideas
Byline: PETER KEENAN WANT to go anywhere on a thimbleful of fuel? Park in spaces a shopping trolley would blanch at in a car which turns heads wherever it goes? Then the smart fortwo coupe will be top of your list. The latest model solves many...
He's Got the Whole World at His Feet; TEEN DANCER AND SINGER WINS PLACE AT PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL
Byline: KATIE DAVIES TEENAGE performer Jordan Todd is a step closer to stardom after he was given a scholarship to perform in one of the most prestigious music schools in the country. Jordan has been offered a place for three years at Italia...
Holiday Was a Nightmare; COLLAPSED FIRM'S TRAVELLERS RETURN HOME
Byline: TOM MULLEN STRANDED sun-seekers jetted back to Tyneside in their scores after a holiday company collapsed. Around 16,000 Britons were on holiday when Turkey and Greece specialist tour operator Goldtrail went into administration on Friday...
Hospital Takes Blame for Prisoner's Death; VICTIM GIVEN TOO MANY TABLETS
Byline: LAURA CAROE A TOP hospital boss has admitted human error was to blame for a prisoner's death. James Yarnell was killed after he overdosed on two different chemotherapy medications prescribed by doctors at Sunderland Royal Hospital. ...
Hub Drubbed by the Judges; NEW METROSTATION SHORTLISTED FOR UGLIEST BUILDINGAWARD
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL Evening Chronicle Reader Travel A MULTI-million pound Tyneside development has been voted one of the UK's ugliest new buildings. The Haymarket Hub was unveiled as the centrepiece of a pounds 20m Metro station facelift earlier...
I Can Still Hear the Gunshot in My Head, I'll Never Forget the Sound of the Gun; TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: AFTERMATH
Byline: ROB PATTINSON HIDING in the shadows, the taxi driver who saw Raoul Moat blast a traffic PC lives in fear of who might climb into his cab. The 43-year-old heard a gunshot from his taxi, then looked up to see the killer run from PC David...
I Can't Wait to Play with Our New No 9; Says Toon's Danish Ace Lovenkrands
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER LOVENKRANDS today revealed: "I can't wait to play with our new No 9". The Danish international forged an impressive partnership with Geordie striker Andy Carroll and now hopes that the duo can provide the Magpies with...
It's Crunch Time for Care Home Elderly; FEARS FOR OLD FOLK AS CHIEFS GET SET TO CLOSE SEVEN HOMES
Byline: NEIL MCKAY UNCERTAINTY and anxiety is haunting families whose loved ones face being turfed out of their care homes. Durham county councillors are expected to vote today to close seven care homes across the county. They include Manor...
Just Let Me Go Home to Family; BLAST SURVIVOR'S PLEA TO BE REHOUSED AT SITE OF EXPLOSION
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A GRANDAD who lost his partner in a gas explosion is fighting to move back to the street where the tragedy happened. Joe Cairns survived the blast which shattered his home in Grey Street, North Shields, in May 2006. But...
Language of Love for French Teacher Laura; Passion for Lingo Puts Miss into National Final
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR PARLEZ-VOUS Franais? Children at this Tyneside primary school can - speak French, that is. And it's all thanks to their teacher, who is so passionate about the language she's been shortlisted for a prestigious national award....
Leading Pair Start to Break Away as Title Race Heats Up
Warmseal Durham Senior League BOLDON and Felling both won on Saturday, and a gap has now opened up between the leading pair and the rest of the chasing pack in the Warmseal Durham Senior League. Felling's match at Castle Eden had all the hallmarks...
Life Is Just So Grand; THE LATEST Pounds 1,000 WINNER IN OUR FANTASTIC COMPETITION
LIFE'S just grand for Joan Pearson who has 1,000 reasons to be happy. Lucky Joan was busy unpacking her grocery shopping when she received a phone call telling her she had won pounds 1,000. Joan is the latest lucky reader to scoop the cash prize...
Ministers Move in on Scandal-Hit Agency; PROBLEMS AND HIGH COSTS GET TACKLED
Byline: TOM MULLEN THE Government is stepping in to take control of a struggling Tyneside agency that was once the centre of a scandal. Ministers are moving to tackle problems at the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), which is based in Newcastle and...
Mitch Feels the Twenty20 Itch; Aussie Happy Focus Is Back on Four-Day Game
Byline: STUART RAYNER TWENTY20 cricket has been kind to Mitch Claydon, but even he is glad he can concentrate on the four-day game for the rest of this season. And the Australian has not given up hope of helping Durham to a hat-trick of titles...
Moat's Family Will Get Answers Today
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THE family of Raoul Moat hope a second post mortem due to be carried out today will confirm exactly how the gunman died. The murderer's uncle and brother decided to pay pounds 600 to get another pathologist to examine Moat's...
No Complaints If Rivals Wark Away with Title
SG Wealth Management North/land League ANDREW HODGSON believes Warkworth would make worthy champions should they lift their first Northumberland League Premier Division title since 2002. Hodgson captains secondplaced Alnmouth, who recovered some...
North Lacked Urgency in Draw
NORTHUMBERLAND had to settle for their third draw in four winless Minor Counties Championship games after their clash at Norfolk petered out on the final day. Leading by 13 runs after the first innings Northumberland toiled with the ball in the...
Players Will Make Right Choice - Paul; Moriarty Is Looking for Pace, Ambition and Incision
Byline: NICK PUREWAL PAUL MORIARTY will give his Newcastle Falcons players freedom at the contact area - freedom to make the right decision. The new assistant Falcons coach told the Chronicle he wants Newcastle playing with pace, ambition and...
Reach for the Skies Andy, and You May End Up Becoming a Toon Shooting Star; Two Former Toon No 9s Give Their Views on Young Gun Being Handed Coveted Shirt for Toon's Top Flight Return
Byline: LEE RYDER wearing the No 9 is goals. Supermac smashed in 138 goals for the blackand-whites and was a proud and worthy bearer of the No 9 shirt during the flamboyant 1970s. Now he hopes that Carroll can reproduce similar form in the modern...
Ready for Big Push; REVIEW OF ALL THE REGION'S LATEST LEAGUE CRICKET ACTION
Dukes North East Premier League JOHN Graham believes South Northumberland must capitalise on a profitable weekend and push Chester-le-Street all the way in the North East Premier League race. After easing to a five-wicket victory over third-placed...
Right on Cue to Land Top Honour
ONE of the region's bestknown cuemen has received a special honour. In recognition of his long outstanding contribution to the local community, as a playercoach-fundraiser and many other things, Alf Nolan become one of the proud recipients of the Newcastle...
Rooney Best Yet to Come: Sir Alex
MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney is still developing as a player. Rooney had a disappointing World Cup for England and failed to find the target as they exited the tournament at the last 16 stage after being beaten...
SACKING WAS FAIR; Ex-Council Chief Loses Tribunal Fight
Byline: LIZ WALKER A SACKED council boss, who claimed she had been unfairly dismissed, has lost her threeyear battle. Durham County Council said it had been vindicated after an employment tribunal found it had acted fairly in ousting Christina...
Should Tyne Be Brought to Life? Tyneside's Historic Swan Hunter Yard Could Be Soon Home to Shipbreaking. Here, Chief Reporter ADAM JUPP Has a Look at What Is Involved in the Dismantling Proces
Byline: ADAM JUPP SOME of the world's most famous ships were built on the Tyne. Generations of Geordies worked in the yards that lined the banks of the river, until the demise of heavy industry led to their closure. Industrialists have been...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtres FRIENDLIES (7.45 unless stated): Barnet v Watford, Beijing Guoan v Birmingham (7.30), Bournemouth v Derby, Grasshoppers v Liverpool (6.30), Huddersfield v Blackburn, Lowestoft Town v Colchester, Northampton v Coventry, Rossendale...
Sunny Day for Central Pair
SYLVIA Nesbitt and Eileen Gates (Gosforth Central) made light work of a match against Heather Clapham and Meg Haughan (Washington Glebe) to reap success in the Sunshine pairs competition. This was Northern Women's Bowling Association's opening event...
The Fame Game; PUPILS PUT ON THEIR FIRST PRODUCTION IN NEW SCHOOL BUILDING
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR THESE youngsters hope people remember their name when they put on a glittering performance of the musical Fame. The talented cast from Kenton School, in Newcastle, are staging an adaptation of the award-winning musical for...
Tribute Paid to Gym Veteran
TALENTED young gymnasts from the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy paid tribute to one of their sport's stalwarts at their annual awards ceremony in Wallsend Memorial Hall. Ken Sunderland, a local man who worked tirelessly for gymnastics for...
TUC Warns 1,000 Jobs Could Go; TOWN HALL GRIPPED BY CUT FEARS
Byline: SONIA SHARMA JOB fears at a Tyneside town hall have sparked calls for a council to "come clean". The North Tyneside Trades Union Congress believes the Con-Dem Government's spending cuts will have a major impact on the borough. And...
Vaulkhard in a Harry to Pick Up Pieces
Byline: ZOE BURN RACE ace Harry Vaulkhard has vowed to pick himself up and forget about his disappointing home World Touring Car Championship round at Brands Hatch at the weekend. And he believes his chances could have been much stronger had...
Vipers Set Up Capitals Warm Up
NEWCASTLE Vipers and Edinburgh Capitals will meet in a home-and-away series on Saturday 11 and Sunday, September 12 ahead of their sixth Elite League campaign. The first game will be at Whitley Bay Ice Rink on Saturday, September 11, face off 7pm,...
Vital Double Eases Fears
North-East Midweek Cricket League THIRD-bottom Rowlands CA eased their relegation fears with a vital double win against the two sides directly below them. Rowlands were ninewicket winners when they came up against basement side Genetics, who struggled...
Washington Still Pushing
3D Durham Coast U18 League WASHINGTON maintained their push for the championship of the 3D Durham Coast under-18 League with an emphatic victory over hosts Wearmouth. The feature of the match was the performance of Joe Thompson, who dominated the...
What a Milestone for Twin Survivors; PARENTS' JOY AS TINY BABY GIRLS MOVED FROM INCUBATORS
Byline: RUTH LAWSON THEIR tiny lives hung in the balance for weeks. After being born more than two months prematurely twins Elizabeth and Florence Laing caused a real scare. But the newborn sisters have astounded doctors after they came into...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro A CHANGE of scene is required and you might decide to go somewhere that wouldn't usually appeal to you. However don't feel that you have to spend money just because a friend has none. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE...
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