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 13, 2010

Allot to Look Forward to in Our Garden; HOUSING COMPANY FUNDING TO KICK-START HEALTHY PROJECT
Byline: LAURA CAROE GREEN-fingered residents have been given a plot to boost their health. A new scheme has begun to encourage more families living in Springwell, Gateshead, to pick up a spade and get their hands dirty. The allotment project,...
Angeleri Hold-Up Frustrates Bruce's Plans
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce is growing increasingly frustrated over his bid to bring Argentinian full-back Marcos Angeleri to the Premier League. The 27-year-old has been training with his prospective new team-mates on Wearside for several days,...
Back in Tyne; 1916 Chronicle Is Discovered
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER IN 1916, Charlie Chaplin was king of the silver screen and the country was deep into the hardships of the Great War. The Evening Chronicle of July 11 that year told of bravery on the battlefield in the days after the Battle...
Barca Top Doesn't Sit Right Just Yet for Fab
CARLES PUYOL and Gerard Pique forced Cesc Fabregas to briefly wear a Barcelona shirt during Spain's World Cup victory celebrations in Madrid last night. The Barcelona defenders grabbed the Arsenal midfielder, who is eager to move to the Nou Camp,...
BEAMISH Museum Has Just Celebrated [...]
BEAMISH Museum has just celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark the milestone, CLAIRE HOLMES puts some questions to its director Richard Evans. Being in the post just two years, was it a dream come true for you to become director of Beamish? Absolutely....
Beckett Laying Down the Law; RACING PREVIEW
LAYLINE can spring a minor surprise with victory in the EBF Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes at Lingfield. Ralph Beckett's charge may have a couple of duck eggs against his name on his two most recent starts, but there are plenty of reasons...
Brad Won't Give Up on Podium Bid
BRADLEY WIGGINS believes his bid to become the first Briton on the Tour de France podium is alive and well as the race resumed with today's second Alpine stage. The Team Sky leader conceded a potentially decisive one minute and 45 seconds to stage...
Culvert Wasn't Entered in Hunt
Byline: BRIAN DANIELS POLICE hunting Raoul Moat may have failed to search a storm drain in which locals believe he was hiding, the Chronicle can reveal. The Environment Agency has confirmed it was not approached by Northumbria Police about getting...
Cup-Tie Was Big Spur for Me
GRAHAM WOOD was among a massive crowd of 18,840 shoe-horned into Redheugh Park to watch Gateshead play Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup. That was back in 1955 when he was an 11-year-old boy with stars in his eyes and heroes on...
Daley Set for Youth Games
DIVING world champion Tom Daley has been selected by Team GB to take part in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore next month. The 16-year-old, who won the world 10-metre diving title last year, also competed at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008,...
Deaths
ARNOTT (Gateshead). Marigold Court. Formerly Leam Lane. Suddenly on 10th July, aged 84 years, Jessie, beloved wife of the late Ronnie, a dearly loved mum of the late Marjorie, dearest sister of Bob, Joan and the late Carrie, dear sister-in-law of Audrey,...
De Jong: FIFA Are to Blame for Cards
NIGEL DE JONG is laying the blame for Sunday's World Cup final debacle firmly at FIFA's door. The Holland star has admitted he was fortunate not to get sent off for his challenge on Xabi Alonso, which the former Liverpool midfielder has labelled...
DNA Trapped the 'Creeper' Home Raider; NOTORIOUS BURGLAR IS JAILED
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A SERIAL raider who staged a "creeper" attack at the home of an elderly Tyneside widow was today beginning a three-year sentence behind bars. The vulnerable 84-year-old victim - in poor health and living alone at a semi-detached...
Down Your Way
SHE'S HOT PROPERTY A LANDLORD from Gateshead has been named National Property Woman of the Year. Juliet Ashton-Taylor, 51, was on the brink of homelessness following the breakdown of her marriage a decade ago, and was turned away by a number of...
Down Your Way
CHILDREN GO WILD CHILDREN can discover more about wildlife at the start of their school holidays. Northumberland Wildlife Trust has organised two events at Jesmond Dene in Newcastle. There will be a water safari at Jesmond Dene pond on July 27, from...
Down Your Way
CHARITY BRIDGE ABSEIL PUPILS from Bedlingtonshire Community High School have raised over pounds 800 for Macmillan Cancer Research. Chelsea Mason, Melissa Evans, Laura Reed and Jessica Storey abseiled from the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough and...
Finally, College Inquiry Is on; Pounds 40m Academy Row
Byline: NEIL MCKAY A PUBLIC inquiry which could spell the end for Consett's pounds 40m Academy plans, began yesterday. The hearing was to determine whether land at Belle Vue, should be granted Village Green status, and therefore be exempt from...
Fletcher: Stateside Is the Perfect Preparation
DARREN FLETCHER believes Manchester United have the perfect environment for their summer tour. Sir Alex Ferguson's side arrived at their training base in Chicago yesterday ahead of matches in Toronto - on Friday - Philadelphia, Kansas, Houston and...
For Sale: All Her Jewellery Up for Grabs; GOODIES PAID FOR BY CRIME ARE ON EBAY
Byline: LAURA CAROE JEWELLERY belonging to a crook is being sold by police on eBay. Trusted Melanie Middleton secretly stole more than pounds 200,000 from the firm where she worked, to bankroll a love of the high life including paying for a toyboy...
Full-Time and Full of Hope - Tynesiders Map out Their Major Moves; Ambitious Gateshead Chairman Graham Wood Looks: Ahead to a Prosperous Future for His Beloved Club
Byline: John Gibson IT'S a calculated gamble taken by a multi-millionaire born within the town's boundaries to pilot Gateshead back into the Football League. The club has for 40 years been banished into the wilderness of nonleague football, often...
Hamilton: Race Is on for McLaren
LEWIS HAMILTON is hoping McLaren crack the issues that blighted the team's British Grand Prix ahead of the next race in Germany. On Friday evening at Silverstone, after a wretched day in practice, the team chose to abandon the big-money upgrade they...
Health Bosses Quizzed over Prisoner's Death; Jury to Decide What Led to Inmate Tragedy
Byline: ADAM JUPP HEALTH chiefs will be grilled over the death of a prisoner weeks after he was prescribed powerful cancer drugs. James Yarnell was given an automatic life sentence after staging an armed raid on a motorway service station. ...
Here We Row; ADVENTURER BEVERLEY IS ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
Byline: KATIE DAVIES AROUND-BRITAIN adventurer Beverley Ashton is on the crest of a wave. Beverley, 29, looks set to become one of the first women to row around the coast of the UK. She is taking part in the Virgin GB Row 2010, a non-stop...
Hero of the Vietnamese Sea Rescue; TOUR GUIDE PLUNGES INTO WAVES TO SAVE WOMAN
Byline: TOM MULLEN A BOOZY tourist in Vietnam was saved from almost certain death by a Tyneside guide. Iain Purdie was running an overnight trip through the country's spectacular Halong Bay region, a network of mountains, islands and caves. ...
Householder Gets a Sinking Feeling Again; WOMAN LOSES BATTLE OVER CRACKS
Byline: VICKY ROBSON A WOMAN has lost her legal fight to claim compensation after cracks appeared around her home. Valerie Wood believed damage to her house in Fenham, Newcastle, had been caused by coal mining in the area before the property...
In Memoriam
BELLIS (Kingston Park). Ronnie, my husband, our dad, passed away one year ago today. We miss you desperately. Love from June, Kerry, Warren and Lucy. BELLIS (Kingston Park). Ronnie, a dear brother-in-law and uncle, suddenly taken one year ago today....
I Will Win It, Insists Poulter
IAN POULTER hit his first shot at St Andrews out of bounds yesterday, but still backed himself to win the Open Championship. Fortunately for Poulter, his errant shot came as he took on some youngsters at Tri-Golf before receiving the Golf Foundation's...
Keeping Tyne Shipshape; NO MESSING ABOUT ON: THE RIVER FOR THESE CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS
THEY'RE used to working by and on the Tyne. So these ferry firm workers volunteered to make it a more pleasant place. Staff from DFDS Seaways volunteered to clean up a stretch of the river near to their offices. The team took part in the latest...
"Luv' Story Is Big Yawn
NEW Indian film I Hate Luv Storys should be marketed as a cure for insomniacs. I almost nodded off during the two-and-a-half hour movie. It's safe to say I was less than impressed with this venture. It's about the relationship between Jay (Imran...
Micky Ready to Step For-Ward
Byline: NICK PUREWAL EXPERIENCED campaigner Micky Ward will be a better coach thanks to his battles to forge a lengthy Premiership career, reckons Falcons boss Alan Tait. Cult Falcons hero Ward has just added the scrum coaching job to his first...
Mignolet Backed to Shine for Cats; Keeper Is Ready for Debut in Limerick
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE is backing summer buy Simon Mignolet to be a hit on Wearside as he prepares to hand the Belgium Under-21 goalkeeper his Sunderland debut tonight. Mignolet will play at least 45 minutes of Sunderland's first preseason...
Playsite Pleas Are Stepped Up; BOY'S DEATH IN ACCIDENT SPARKED CAMPAIGN FOR FACILITIES
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A COMMUNITY is calling for summer play facilities in their neighbourhood following the death of a nine-year-old boy in a road accident. Jordan Summerson lost his life after being hit by a motorbike on Devon Road, in Chirton...
Police Pledge to Victims' Families; Search Goes on at Killer's Old Homes
DETECTIVES searching gardens linked to serial killer Peter Tobin promised murder victims' families today that they will not give up until they have exhausted all lines of inquiry. Teams of police officers and archaeologists descended on two properties...
Police to Now Face a Bill of Pounds 3m for Manhunt
POLICE are in talks with the Government over a cash bailout to help meet the crippling cost of the search for Raoul Moat. Northumbria Police have entered discussions with the Home Office after experts told the Chronicle the week-long game of cat-and-mouse...
Ponting Aims for Honours at Lord's
RICKY PONTING launched what is almost certainly his final bid to make it on to the Lord's honours board as Australia started their first Test against Pakistan today. Ponting's highest score in three previous Lord's appearances is 42, during the...
Pounds 100,000 Payoff for City Chief; NEW FIGURES REVEAL SETTLEMENT
Byline: AMY HUNT A FORMER council boss was given a golden handshake of more than pounds 100,000. Just-published figures reveal the financial settlement made to ex-Newcastle City Council chief executive Ian Stratford, who left in November 2008....
Power and the Passion; ONE of the World's Most Popular Musicals Is Performed at Whitley Bay Playhouse Later This Month. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR A SUPERSTAR of a musical comes to Tyneside this month. Audiences should prepare to be rocked when Day8 Productions perform their inaugural show at the end of the month in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay - the multi award-winning,...
ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT A NEW President [...]
ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT A NEW president has taken the reins at the Rotary Club of Birtley. Maureen Maltby has taken over from Harry Jagpal after a successful year which has seen the club raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Haiti Disaster Appeal,...
Sea Rescue Is Caught on Camera; Man Winched to Safety by Chopper Crew after Fall
THIS is the moment a man who had fallen into the sea was rescued by emergency crews. The 27-year-old had been on 10ft-high rocks when he fell into the water just to the north of Browns Bay, in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, at around 7.40pm yesterday....
Shooting Raises Questions; Your Shout
WITH the death of Mr Moat, July 10, 2010, the events over the last week or so leading up to his death give rise to serious questions. These must be answered and, where failings are found, which they surely will be, then the appropriate action must...
Simpson Is on the Road to Recovery
Byline: LEE RYDER DANNY SIMPSON is making good progress in his recovery from foot surgery. The Mancunian is ruled out until September and will miss United's big kick-off, but he was still in the Magpie party in Ireland where he worked with physio...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL TO N I G H T FRIENDLIES: Blyth Spartans v Greenock Morton, Darlington RA v West Auckland Town, Durham City v Whitley Bay, Hebburn Town v West Allotment Celtic, Jarrrow v Ryton, Marske United v Bishop Auckland, North Shields v Dunston UTS (all...
Striker Search Key for United; Moncur: Everyone Wants a Goalscorer
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE legend Bob Moncur does not envy Chris Hughton's task of searching for a new striker this summer - but feels United aren't alone in the hunt for a proven top-flight sharpshooter. Hughton has so far only added utility player...
Stripped of Our Prized Possession; Signed Toon Shirt Stolen by Burglars
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A TREASURED Toon shirt signed by two football legends has been stolen in a burglary. The prized possession was taken from North Shields Football Club, on the town's Silkeys Lane, over the weekend. Thieves forced their...
Taking Time out for Water Works
VOLUNTEERS got their hands dirty to spruce up an area on the banks of the Tyne. A Week of Action was organised by the Friends of Walker Riverside Park community group and Newcastle City Council Rangers. Staff from Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) were...
The Heat Is on for Places Now; Strauss: Competition Is Fierce
ENGLAND captain Andrew Strauss is ready for some selection headaches in the future after admitting competition for one-day places is the toughest he can remember. Strauss' own place in the 50-over side was being questioned at the start of the summer,...
They Are Supporting Him, They Even Made Up a Song. Not Many See What Moat Did Was Wrong; TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: AFTERMATH
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY ; TOM MULLEN A COLD-BLOODED killer or misunderstood familyman? Opposing views of Raoul Moat are today dividing a nation. To some, the gunman, who killed one and seriously injured two others, is simply a self-confessed murderer....
They're Hired! BOARDROOM BATTLE FOR STUDENT APPRENTICES
Byline: HOLLY LANGSTAFF IT was a case of "You're hired!" for these young entrepreneurs. Pupils at King's School, in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, marked the end of term with a project based on television show The Apprentice. The school teamed...
Veteran Eyes Glory Charge over Old Course
TOM WATSON last summer. Greg Norman two years ago. They did not win The Open, but they ce rtainl made them memorable. Now American Tom Lehman, another fiftysomething, is telling people not to be surprised if a 'Golden Oldie' is found challenging...
Warm Work out There; Our Fine Summer Is Great, but It Could Well Be an Indication of How the Earth Is Warming, So STEVE EMSLEY Looks at How We Can Adjust to Climate Change
Byline: STEVE EMSLEY I KNOW it has been very dry because I find myself filling watering cans and spending half an hour to an hour watering the plants on my allotment most times I visit. It makes a huge difference, and the plants stay succulent and...
We Must Be Given Answers; TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: THE AFTERMATH
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY HIS rampage cost two lives, left two others seriously injured, and sucked around pounds 3m out of policing budgets. The case of Raoul Moat, who became Britain's most-hunted man, throws up many questions. Could Moat's...
XISCO WILL GET CHANCE: CHRIS; Spaniard Back in Training - and Back in United Contention
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON today revealed that Spanish striker Xisco may still have a part to play for Newcastle United. The Spain Under-21 international is fast approaching his two-year anniversary as a Toon player after joining from Deportivo...
Your Stars [...]
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO THIS is a great day to tie up financial issues that have been hanging over your head. The people with the power are willing to listen and you'll find help where before there was none. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE...