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 24, 2010

Allotment Chick Theft Sparks Fury; Young and Eggs Are Taken
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY HE LOVINGLY handreared them from chicks and cared for them day and night. But now bird-keeper Ian Potter is furious after thieves broke into his allotments and snatched his precious poultry and their eggs. "I was gutted,"...
Asbo Sex Pest Back in Trouble; Man Found Drunk Hours after Order
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY SERIAL sex pest Matthew Drummond returned to his life of crime within hours of being slapped with an Asbo. The prolific sex offender was given the five-year order - which bans him from making any unwanted physical contact...
Canny Night, Pet; Dynamic Duo Back in Toon
Byline: JONATHAN WHILEY NEVER has a tour been so aptly named. The Pet Shop Boys spectacular multimedia performance sprung into life at the Metro Radio Arena last night, proving to be 'Pandemonium' in more ways than the title could ever suggest....
City Will Be a Toure De Force: Yaya
MANCHESTER CITY new boy Yaya Toure says he turned down overtures from Manchester United because he wants to do "great things" at Eastlands alongside his brother Kolo. Toure is one of a handful of high-profile players to join big-spending City since...
Clematis
clematis, such as C. alpina and C. macropetala, have bushy habits which are naturally suited to training up and hiding the bare stems of climbing or rambler roses. Early to mid-summer flowering clematis, including C. 'Lasurstern' and C. 'Marie Boisselot',...
Fiasco as Ace Tony Is Beaten
Byline: STUART RAYNER TONY JEFFRIES' 100% professional record came to an end in controversial circumstances last night. It had been a good evening for North East boxers at Rainton Meadows Arena, with Crook's Nigel Wright taking the vacant English...
Flawless Falcons Are in Sevens Heaven
Byline: NICK PUREWAL DELIGHTED Mark Laycock has warned Newcastle Falcons' big-time short-format stars not to expect to walk into his JP Morgan Premiership Sevens pool-winning outfit. Falcons Sevens coach Laycock guided an admittedly cobbled-together...
Grand Guernsey
four-star hotel in St Peter Port. The best feature of our room was the balcony overlooking the hotel grounds. We had dinner in the bar, with friendly staff serving us. The following morning, we had breakfast in our room. What a way to start the...
Great Scott Has a Ball in Road Race
THE Ballantyne Memorial Trophy Road Race was again a great success, with riders travelling from as far afield as Cambridgeshire and Stirling. The race was planned to start in Rothbury, but at the last minute Northumberland County Council refused...
Harper: This Is Why I Stuck with Magpies; Ace Harps Is Fired Up
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE HARPER has no regrets about the way his Newcastle United career has panned out. Harper fought tooth and nail with Shay Given for a large chunk of the Noughties for the No 1 spot at St James' Park. But he goes into the...
Having a Splashing Time; City Swim Squad Is Top of the Pile Again
CITY of Newcastle swimmers retained their top club title at the Durham and District Junior League Final at Felling Pool. The event proved a thrilling six-way contest as Tynemouth, Newburn, City of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Stockton joined the...
Hood: We Can Get a Big Win
Byline: NICK PUREWAL STUDENT international trio Josh Stoker, Stephen Welton and Matt Garside will not be on hand for Gateshead Thunder tomorrow - but Chris Hood can otherwise pick from a fully-fit squad. Thunder host Hunslet Hawks at Gateshead...
In Memoriam
ARMSTRONG (Swalwell). Treasured memories of my dear husband John, died July 24th 2009. If memories bring us closer, we are never far apart, for you are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart. Your ever loving wife, Ruth x. ARMSTRONG (Swalwell)....
Is Naming Killer Right? Killer Jon Venables Is Today Starting a New Sentence Behind Bars for Child Porn Offences. despite Being One of the Country's Most Infamous Murderers, Only a Select Number of People Know His Current Identity. ROBERT WEATHERALL Finds out Why
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL THE school photograph of Jon Venables is an image which has been burned into the public consciousness. While in other circumstances the photo would have remained consigned to the family album, it has instead become an...
It's Weird Being Back, Says Colly
Byline: STUART RAYNER AT the end of his first County Championship appearance for nearly two years, Paul Collingwood admitted he no longer feels like a Durham player. Colly's comeback did not quite go to script, making just 12 runs and seeing...
It Was Devastating to Learn about Freya's Condition - but She Is Truly Remarkable
Byline: HELEN RAE BRAVE Freya Elliott is all smiles just weeks after undergoing open heart surgery. The two-and-a-half-year-old was born with the heart defect pulmonary atresia PA-IVS, and has undergone several operations to keep her alive. ...
I've Got to Push Myself - Titus; Bramble Doesn't Regret Cats Move
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS TITUS BRAMBLE believes he has joined the North East team with the most potential for success as he attempts to prove he is a far better player than he was at Newcastle United. Bramble is confident Sunderland are the new football...
JOEY: GAFFER WILL BE IN DEMAND; Barton: United May Face Fight to Keep Chris
Byline: LEE RYDER JOEY BARTON feels that Chris Hughton could soon be a "wanted man" if he can pick up where he left off last season in the Newcastle United manager's hotseat. Barton has paid testament to the job done by Chris Hughton at St James'...
Key Duo Face Fitness Race; Diamonds Sweat Ahead of Trophy Crunch
Byline: BARRY WALLACE INJURIES to Kenni Larsen and Dakota North at Scunthorpe last night have cast a shadow over Newcastle Diamonds' big day at Byker. The Sapphire Engineering Diamonds meet Birmingham in the first leg of the Premier Trophy final...
Left in Tears over Closure
EXPECTANT mum Jessica Collinson could not hold back the tears when she heard Baby Fayre had closed its doors. The 23-year-old was in hospital as doctors feared she was about to have her baby a month early. Faced with the prospect of having no...
Loving Farewell; FAMILY AND FRIENDS PAY TEARFUL TRIBUTE TO FRIENDLY TAXI DRIVER
Byline: SONIA SHARMA TEARS mingled with smiles as family and friends bid a final farewell to a loving Tyneside taxi driver. A special service was held to celebrate the life of Neil Heatley after the 32-year-old, of Dudley, North Tyneside, was...
Lynne's a Survivor; BREAST Cancer Survivor Lynne Stobbart Has Been Awarded a Woman of Courage Award after Refusing to Let the Disease Beat Her. She Chats to LIZ LAMB
Byline: LIZ LAMB BEING diagnosed with a life-threatening disease would floor even the strongest-willed of people. But when former nurse Lynne Stobbart found out she had breast cancer, the 45-year-old was determined to stay positive and not let...
Nice to See Brucie Back
Byline: IAN ROBONSON WHO do you think you are, Bruce Joseph Forsyth Johnson? Brucie is undoubtedly a showman and entertainer, a star, someone who needs no introduction, someone who deserves to be called a celebrity. He was suitable material to...
Nothing I Can Say Can Make Amends for What He Did
Byline: ADAM JUPP RAOUL Moat's uncle today tried to set the record straight about what led to his gun rampage. Three weeks to the day since Moat sparked a mass manhunt after shooting ex-partner Sam Stobbart, her new lover Chris Brown and traffic...
Police Workers Facing Jobs Axe; REDUNDANCY NOTICES OUT
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG UNIONS today warned of impending problems after 1,100 police workers were told their jobs are at risk. Civilian staff from Durham Police were issued with 90-day redundancy notices yesterday as the force bids to cut costs....
Red Kites' Death Is a Mystery; SECOND TIME TWO BIRDS HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD IN WOODS THIS YEAR
Byline: PAUL TULLY WHAT caused the death of another pair of rare red kites remains a mystery. The pair was found in woods at Hindley, near Stocksfield, in the Tyne Valley - the second double fatality in the North East this year. The grim discoveries...
Refit for a Queen; ROYAL APPROVAL FOR LUXURY HOLIDAY LINER
Byline: TOM MULLEN THE Queen is enjoying a cruise on a luxury liner which was given a right Royal makeover by a Tyneside company. The Hebridean Princess, dubbed "Her Majesty's favourite cruiser" has been made seaworthy by ship workers A&P....
Roy Is Facing Euro Worry
ROY HODGSON must decide early next week whether to risk the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in Liverpool's opening Europa League qualifier. The inspirational pair, along with fellow England player Glen Johnson and Denmark's Daniel Agger,...
Shaw Looks a Super Course
THE 45th anniversary of The Shaw Trophy, organised by Whickham and District Motor Club took a new direction this year, to coincide with the anniversary and also the changing nature of the sport of rallying. With the popularity of historic rallying...
Silver Service from Olympic Star
OLYMPIC silver medallist Gail Emms was joined by young badminton players from the North East to promote the Sainsbury's UK School Games and give aspiring young competitors an opportunity to further develop their game. Emms, who won a silver medal...
Stabbed in the Neck by Attacker, 78
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A GREAT-grandad stabbed a rival in the neck when his 15-year hate campaign turned violent. Alan Cranston - who walks on crutches - was a devoted family man who was never in trouble during his hard-working life. But the...
THE Channel Island of Guernsey Is a Lovely Getaway as One-Time Local WILLIAM GREEN and His Wife Found during a Recent Stay
Byline: WILLIAM GREEN IT is often said that we never fully appreciate what is on our own doorstep. Well, it is definitely true when it comes to Guernsey. Having grown up on the island, I left more than a decade ago to pursue my career. But returning...
We Gave Our Cash and Now the Shop Is Closed; MUMS-TO-BE WHO PAID FORBABY GOODS OUT OF: POCKET AS THE SHUTTERS COME DOWN
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL MORE families have told of their fears after a Tyneside baby shop closed without warning. Yesterday we revealed how dozens of mums-to-be are concerned they could be left out of pocket after Baby Fayre Ltd shut its doors....
We're All a Big Happy Family; PUPILS AND STAFF EXCITED OVER PLANS FOR NEW SCHOOL
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR TEACHERS and pupils from two primary schools set to merge say they are excited about the future. As reported in the Chronicle, St Anthony's and Wharrier Street primary schools in Walker, Newcastle, will close to be replaced...
Wheat Grind Down the Mill; DARTS
WHEATSHEAF dominated their game against the New Mill, running out 15-2 winners. Wheatsheaf were 4-1 up going into the singles. Wins for Colin Gillespie, Dennis Archbold, Rob Fenwick, Peter Duncan and Brian Duncan did it for the Wheatsheaf and...
Whole New Ball Game for Nile
Byline: LEE RYDER NILE RANGER once thought the closest he would come to playing in the Premier League was on his Playstation. However, with the top flight's big kick-off just three weeks away, the Toon teenager is keen to drop his joypad and...
Young Stars Tri out in Race
ALMOST 100 aspiring young triathletes from the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland competed in the open water triathlon at Hetton Lyons Country Park. This was the first time that many of the Tri star, Tri star 1, Tri star 2, Tri star...
Youngsters Earn the Top Team Tag
A HEBBURN school rugby team have lived up to their tag as one of the top sides in the country. St Aloysius RC Junior School qualified for the national finals of the Tags to Twickenham tag rugby competition for the third year in succession. Agonisingly,...

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