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 14, 2010

A Bold Victory Leaves CA Celebrating Cup Success
3D Sports Durham Coast League BOLDON CA won their first Andrew Dixon Cup to round off a tremendous weekend in which their title hopes also received a boost. Neither Boldon nor Seaham Park had lifted the trophy before, but Park were bowled out for...
Blaydon Are Closing in on the Title
Wellstream Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League Under-18 Division THE Blaydon bandwagon rolls on - their latest win over Sacriston putting them within touching distance of the title. Craig Robertson's opening 28 provided the base for hosts...
Brendan Feeling Haile Delighted; Gebrselassie on Board as GNR Hits 30
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS HAILE GEBRSELASSIE wants to write his name into Great North Run history - even if, by his own admission, he is a decade too late. The Ethiopian marathon great, who has held 27 world records during his decorated athletics...
Bruce Fires Warning to Clubs on Waggy's Tail
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE insists goal hero Martyn Waghorn's days as a loan ranger are over and that he is now part of Sunderland's Premier League plans. Waghorn struck both goals as Sunderland came from behind to beat a Munster XI at...
Canada High as Laura Gets GB Call
MORPETH Harrier Laura Weightman admits she must first conquer her nerves before she can contemplate ruling the planet at next week's World Junior Championships in Canada. Laura will pull on the Great Britain vest for the first time in Moncton after...
Charlie Is Going the Extra Miles; CHARITY CYCLIST WILL NOT GIVE IN TO ILL HEALTH
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER HE SUFFERS from asthma, bronchiectasis and arthritis, has been through a bout of meningitis and has had a pacemaker fitted. But no amount of ill health can stop Charlie Kitson from getting in the saddle. Against all...
Chief Defends Inspector in Bullying Trial; MAN IN CHARGE OF HUNT FOR MOAT GIVES EVIDENCE AT TRIBUNAL
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A DETECTIVE who led the hunt for gunman Raoul Moat has backed a colleague accused of bullying fellow officers. Det Chief Supt Neil Adamson spent last week leading the search for the fugitive killer. Now he has taken to...
Children Brush Up on History; PUPILS DO THEIR BIT TO HELP RESTORE VILLAGE'S PIT WHEEL
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS AFTER decades of neglect, it needed a lick of paint and some TLC - and these youngsters were on hand to do the job. Pupils from Kibblesworth Primary in Gateshead took time out of class to help restore a village landmark...
Cook Retains 20:20 Vision
Byline: STEVE BROWN ONE from bottom and bemoaning the amount his team have to play, Geoff Cook still believes Durham can qualify for the Friends Provident t20 quarter finals. But even if they fail to reach the last eight of the shortest form...
Cops Clamp Down on Copper Criminals; THEFTS AT RECORD LEVELS
Byline: LIZ WALKER A MAJOR crackdown on reckless cable thieves who bring hours of delay to rail passengers swept across the North East today. Thefts of cable from rail lines in the region have hit record levels, with British Transport Police logging...
Councillors Pulling in Pounds 1m Costs; PAYMENTS 'AT LOW END OF THE SCALE'
Byline: AMY HUNT COSTS paid to members of Tyneside's biggest council ran to more than pounds 1m last year. Yesterday we told you about salary packages paid to senior officers at Newcastle City Council. Now the authority has released details...
Deaths
ALLISON (Highfield). Peacefully in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 8th July, aged 89 years, Raymond (Taff), a dear brother of the late Violet and Matty and a much loved uncle of Valerie, Lesley and Jackie and their families. Friends invited to service...
Desert to Turn Up Heat; TOMORROW'S CARDS FOR LEICESTER, HAMILTON AND BATH ARE ON P55
DESERT Myth can benefit from having his sights slightly lowered in Leicester's ladbrokes.com Melton Mowbray Conditions Stakes. Sir Michael Stoute is very rarely wrong when it comes to assessing a horse's ability and, if he thought the son of Smart...
Despite All This, I Will Still Be a Copper
AFTER coming around from surgery, medics who battled to save PC Rathband him from a lifetime of blindness broke the terrible news that he would never see again. But the dad, who has been a Northumbria Police officer for more than 10 years, is determined...
Eastern Promise; MP HELPS SECURE BREAKTHROUGH FOR COUNTRY'S DISABLED
Byline: HOLLY LONGSTAFF A NORTH East MP has returned from a trip to Cambodia aimed at helping the lives of disabled people. Sharon Hodgson, MP for Gateshead East and Washington West, took time out of her annual parliamentary recess to volunteer...
Enrique Tipped to Star for Spanish; Jose Spur in Cap Bid
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON believes that Jose Enrique can use Spain's World Cup victory as the ultimate incentive to fulfil his international ambitions. Ironically, the man who took Enrique's place at his former club Villarreal - Joan Capdevila...
Felling on a High as Long Wait for Cup Joy Is Ended
Byline: CHRIS WEST Warmseal Durham Senior League IT took a while, but the Felling flags were finally flying at the end of a frenetic weekend. Friday night's Armbrister defeat to Norton was followed by a subdued league display. However, revenge...
Festival Tribute to Our Troops
Byline: TOM MULLEN A COLOURFUL festival of flowers and music begins today in support of our soldiers in Afghanistan. The spectacular week-long show, held at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle, also pays tribute to troops who gave their lives...
Firm Foundation Is Laid for the Future; THE ASDA KWIK CRICKET FESTIVAL PLUS NEWS FROM DURHAM CCC
YOUNG cricketers were bowled over by the chance to work with some of Durham County Cricket Club's top coaches. Budding Steve Harmisons and Michael Di Venutos took part in a series of pre-match coaching camps being held throughout the summer at the...
Gap's Closing at Top; REVIEW OF ALL THE REGION'S LATEST LEAGUE CRICKET ACTION: Cestrians See Their Lead Reduced to 22
Dukes North East Premier League THE temperature may vary from top to bottom but it is hotting up at both ends of the NEPL. Though they narrowly avoided a first defeat in a season and a half, league leaders Chester-le-Street picked up just nine points...
Geordie Who Built a Real Flying Saucer; Airship Left Onlookers Stunned in Amazement
IT was on April 17, 1975, when the crowd of journalists present in a massive RAF hangar to witnessed an amazing sight - a flying saucer taking flight. At the flick of a switch the 30ft saucer lifted off and rose at least 30ft into the air, its white...
Get a Guru to Help You; Advertisement Feature
A TEAM of O2 Gurus is coming to Newcastle to answer all your mobile technology questions. But don't worry if you miss the O2 Guru Roadshow, which is at The Centre for Life in Newcastle until July 18. O2 has gurus based permanently in some of...
Get Back and Serve Your Time; BURGLAR'S APPEAL BID FAILS
Byline: ADAM JUPP HIS home raid rampage swept across Tyneside, leaving a trail of devastation. Alfie Kirk's criminal career spanned 16 years and saw him target the frail and vulnerable as he tried to fund his heroin habit. But the 31-year-old...
Hunt on for the Afghan Traitor Behind Carnage; SOLDIER KILLS THREE BRITISH TROOPS AND WOUNDS FOUR
A HUNT was on today for the rogue Afghan soldier who killed three British troops and wounded four more. The killer launched his attack on soldiers from The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan yesterday. He shot one...
I'm Going to Die. Will You Please Tell My Wife and Children I Love Them; TYNESIDE SHOOTINGS: THE AFTERMATH
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY BLINDED police officer David Rathband has told how Raoul Moat's eyes were the last thing he saw before he was shot in the face. Moat took out his hatred for Northumbria Police on the dad-oftwo when he blasted him through...
In Memoriam
BARNES (Gateshead). Precious memories of our dear friend Olive. Missed more than words can say. Love from Janet and Harry. BLACKLOCK (Chopwell). Alice, loving mother of Peter and family and Lesley and family, grandmother and great grandmother. Always...
Inquiry into Role of Taser in Death
Byline: LAURA CAROE POLICE are facing further scrutiny over revelations that a controversial shotgun Taser was used in the standoff that led to Raoul Moat's death. Armed officers from West Yorkshire fired an XRep Taser at the 37-year-old gunman...
I've No Regrets, Says Webb
ENGLISH referee Howard Webb insists he put everything into his World Cup final performance and came away with a feeling of satisfaction. Webb has come in for criticism after he showed 14 yellow cards and sent off Holland's Everton defender John...
Man's Horror End after Cancer Drug Prescription Error; PRISONER GIVEN WRONG DOSAGE OF POWERFUL CHEMOTHERAPY
Byline: ADAM JUPP DEADLY doses of chemotherapy drugs were wrongly given to a cancer-suffering prisoner, an inquest heard. James Yarnell was serving life for armed robbery inside high security Frankland Prison when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's...
Mazda's Zoom Zoom
Byline: BRIAN CARTER THE Mazda3 has much going for it, not least the fact it is one of the best looking cars in its class. Its sharp lines really stand out and arguably give it an aesthetic advantage over many of its rivals. A new version of...
Michael Leaps Ahead of Rivals; McArdle Goes to Great Lengths to Land English Schools Gold: PAGE SPECIAL ON THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Byline: BILL MCGUIRK MEDALS were hard to come by for the region's young athletics hopefuls at the Aviva English Schools Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. Despite sending maximum squads to the Alexander Stadium, Northumberland had only...
Mixed Fortunes for Craigie Brothers
THE only two players from the region to compete in the second Star King Pai-sponsored Players Tour Championship (PTC) at Sheffield's Snooker Academy were Newcastle's Craigie brothers Stephen and Sam. Made up of six events, the newest competition...
Moat to Be Given Christian Funeral; Brother Appeals for No Bitterness
Byline: TOM MULLEN KILLER Raoul Moat is to be given a Christian funeral service, his family said today. His brother Angus and uncle Charlie Alexander face an anxious wait for his body to be returned while tests are carried out to establish exactly...
New Boy Wants to Keep It Clean
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SIMON MIGNOLET admits he was disappointed he could not mark his Sunderland debut with a clean sheet, as the Black Cats kicked off their pre-season programme in Ireland. Summer buy Mignolet played the opening 45 minutes of...
Night for Heroes; FUNDRAISING VARIETY SHOW HONOUR: FOR PAST AND PRESENT SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER SOLDIERS, sailors and airmen past and present were honoured last night at a variety show. Military bands, local singers, choirs and celebrities took to the stage in Salute Our Heroes, the annual fundraising show for the...
One of the Best; OFSTED GIVES SCHOOL OUTSTANDING RATING FOR A SECOND TIME
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR A NORTH East special school has joined an elite band of the country's finest, after it was awarded the highest rating in its latest Ofsted report. Government inspectors rated Collingwood School and Media Arts College in...
Oz Circus to Pass on Skills; AN Australian Circus Group Will Visit the Region Next Week. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR THE start of a two-year project to create five regional youth circuses in the North East and develop Newcastle as an English circus hub will be marked next week. As part of the Cultural Olympiad's Open Weekend, The Five Ring...
Parents Tell of Agony at Their Oldest Son's Death; MUM AND DAD PAY TRIBUTE TO 21-YEAR-OLD STABBED IN STREET
Byline: LIZ WALKER HE HAD a heart of gold and lit up a room with his infectious personality. But talented mechanic David Johnston's bright future was wiped out with the swipe of a knife, leaving a close, loving family shattered. The 21-year-old...
Plaques Victims Are Still Waiting for Their Money; NEW GOVERNMENT MISSES ITS OWN DEADLINE FOR PAYOUTS
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER THEY had been promised justice by the end of last month. But again, the Government has let down Tyneside's pleural plaques victims. Sufferers of the asbestos illness, which causes a permanent scarring of the lungs, are...
Police Thought I Was Britain's Most Wanted; Cops Were Inundated with Calls
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THERE were more than 700 possible sightings of Raoul Moat during the week he was on the run, police today revealed. Members of the public thought they may have spotted the fugitive in and around Rothbury and across the...
Pupil Power; SCHOOL COLLECTS EQUIPMENT TO HELP CHILDREN IN KENYA
Byline: SONIA SHARMA POOR children in a remote African village can look forward to a brighter future thanks to generous youngsters. Schools in Wallsend launched an appeal called Tintastic, asking students and their families to fill empty sweet...
Putting on a Class Show; Whitehouse, Priory Prove Top of the Form in Schools Contests
FIELD studies took on a whole new meaning for pupils in North Tyneside and County Durham - as they were given lessons in rugby league. The Rugby Football League, in conjunction with North Tyneside Council and the Durham City Schools Sport Partnership,...
Reader's Poems
SWEET GOODBYES There is such a soft sweet silence as night time today With the wind so softly blowing and the air so fresh and clear But the sun is still gently sleeping behind the mountain tops but soon to rise in glory To make all things shine like...
Silver Medal's A-Very Big Boost for Ace Kate
DURHAM'S Kate Avery believes her Aviva English Schools' Track and Field Championship silver provided her the perfect tonic ahead of her trip to the World Juniors. The 18-year-old, who has struggled with a back injury this season, finished a creditable...
Spain Have Changed the Game - Hughton; World Champs Have Shown Us You Can Win Playing with Style
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON feels Spain's World Cup win can change the way football is played after La Roja secured the title with a "freeflowing" style. It was Kevin Keegan who claimed that had Newcastle United won the title in 1996 by playing...
Tait Will Not Be Looking for Afu More Good Men
Byline: NICK PUREWAL ALAN TAIT will not look to recruit another back-rower to offset Josh Afu's long-term Newcastle Falcons injury loss. Falcons boss Tait has refused to rule out further dips into the transfer market, but he told the Chronicle...
Toss Proves Crucial as Ashington Crash
Wellstream Nth/Land and Tyneside Senior League ASHINGTON feared the worst when they lost the toss at the weekend. Their fears proved well-founded as they recorded their lowest-ever league score on their way to a sixwicket defeat to Lanchester. Heavy...
Up and Howay under Hughton
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER Lovenkrands has tipped Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton to pick up where he left off last season when the Magpies make their return to the Premier League last month. The Danish international has only been a United player...
Vent Your Spleen
I'M phoning about Chipmunk who was on at the O2 Academy in Newcastle recently. I took my daughter and her friend. Chipmunk? Cheapskate more like. I paid pounds 100 per ticket for a meet and greet, but he wouldn't even sign a copy of his own CD....
Wiggins Pushing to Reach Top Ten
A TOP-10 finish is now the target for Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins after his challenge for a podium place in Paris ended in the Alps. The 30-year-old Londoner, who last year finished fourth, fell to 16th place in the general classification standings,...
Woman Is Raped in Her Own Home; Police in Plea for Information
Byline: PHIL DOHERTY A RAPIST is being hunted by police after he attacked a sleeping woman in her house. The balaclava-clad man is alleged to have entered the victim's house through an unlocked front door and raped her while she was asleep on...
Woods Still Has Winning Feeling
TIGER WOODS was talking about the Old Course at St Andrews when he said: "It's been different the last three times I've played here." But the world No 1 could easily have been referring to the state of his game instead, and now his reputation as...
Your Stars
Byline: claire petulegro YOU'RE getting sick of a certain person who has become an important part of a close one's life, but give them a break, they're not doing any harm. Could it be the green-eyed monster? CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904...

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