Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 28, 2010

Adders Grab a Last-Gap Victory to End West's Hopes of Glory; North East Midweek League
ADDERS saw off West End from the final ball of a thrilling Division Two match. To make matters worse for West End, the scores were level before that final delivery, which shot to the boundary for four extras to seal the win for Adders. Richie...
All Set to Have New Business Pouring in; MUM PUTS TEASET PASSION TO GOOD USE
Byline: SARA NICHOL A VINTAGE teaset enthusiast has been brewing-up a new business idea that she hopes is a first in the North East. Mum Julie Clay has spent the last 10 years rummaging through car boot sales and flea markets across the region,...
All the Day's Race Results
JUNIOR GAMES RESULTS - Girls' five to six years 60 metres: 1 Rachel Donnelly (Gateshead) 11.7; 2 Joy Eze (Newcastle) 11.7; 3 Lucy Hutchinson (Gateshead) 11.9; 4 Grace Young (Gateshead) 12.0; 5 Carys Purves (Newcastle) 12.2; 6 Rose Underwood (Gateshead)...
Apprentice at Top of His Trade; Olympic Athlete Presents Teenager with Award
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR YOU'RE hired! A teenage apprentice from our region has proved he's at the top of his trade by winning a prestigious national award. Douglas Grant, 18, from Chester-le-Street, has been honoured by the National Construction...
A Walk in the Park; AWARD-WINNERS FLY THE FLAG
Byline: TOM MULLEN PARKS across the North East have been named among the country's best. Thirty-eight North East parks have just scooped the coveted Green Flag Award, praising the well-pruned green spaces for their exceptionally high standards....
Barella Wins a Games Call-Up; Table Tennis Latest
SUNDERLAND starlet Graeme Barella has been selected to represent the North East at the Sainsburys 2010 UK School Games. The Games will be held in Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland between September 2-5. It is the youngster's third successive inclusion...
Before the Crash I Was So Happy-Go-Lucky. Now I Have Flashbacks and Nightmares; Taxi Driver Tells of His Struggle
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A TAXI driver has spoken about his battle to recover after a crash with a drunk driver left his world in tatters. Paul Holt had a good social life and loved to play with his grandchildren before the "error of judgement"...
Bez: United Right to Swoop for Sol
JOHN BERESFORD has hailed the impending arrival of Sol Campbell as a "common sense" move by Newcastle United. Bez watched with great interest as Campbell led his old side Portsmouth to FA Cup glory in 2008 and hopes that his "winning mentality"...
Bogie's Satisfied despite Cats Defeat
GATESHEAD manager Ian Bogie declared himself happy with his side's performance in their 3-1 pre-season defeat against a Sunderland X1 at the Academy of Light. New signing Jonny Allan was on target for the Tynesiders in a behind-closed-doors game...
Canoe Scam on Stage; A WORLD Premiere Takes Place on a Tyneside Stage This Weekend. Entertainment Editor GORDON BAR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BAR A NEW comedy about trying to start a new life in the sun opens at The Customs House this week. The South Shields venue will play host to the world premiere of Canoeing For Beginners from this Saturday. The play - which is written...
Colly's Upbeat on Test Chances
PUNDITS and former internationals alike are predicting Pakistan will catch England cold this week at Trent Bridge, but according to evergreen Paul Collingwood that's just not true. Fresh from dismissing Australia for under 100 at Headingley last...
Dance Dynamos; YOUNGSTERS GIVE IT THEIR ALL IN AUDITIONS FOR TV SHOW
Byline: RUTH LAWSON HUNDREDS of keen dance wannabes flocked to Newcastle to show off their best moves yesterday. As Sky1's Got To Dance auditions rolled into town, crowds of Tyneside hopefuls strutted their stuff in the hope of impressing their...
Dan the Man for Chopwell; Young Bowler's Six of the Best as the Bridge Shot Down: Wellstream Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League
HIS nails are gnawed to shreds - but Chopwell secretary Adam Tams insists he and the club are "still buzzing" from a massive win over Shotley Bridge at the weekend. The league's Division 1A clash of the day saw second-placed Shotley travel to third-placed...
Davy's Prins of the Oche! Latest Darts News
ROUND five of the Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy sponsored by Coors Brewers was hosted by Bedlington Station WMC. Killingworth's Alan George and last year's BDO World Championships qualifier Davy Prins from Peterlee proved the dominant forces on the...
Deaths
AINSLEY (Seghill). Peacefully in hospital on July 25th, aged 87 years, Jack, dearly loved husband of the late Olive, dear dad of John, Arlene and Karyn, father in law of Jen, Gordon and Chris, a much loved grandad of Kelly, Debbie, Nicola, Gemma, Kate,...
Diamonds Are Going for Silver; English Men on the Verge of Cup Glory
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds tonight have the chance of ending nine years without any major silverware when they travel to Birmingham for the second leg of the Premier Trophy final. The Sapphire Engineeringbacked Diamonds take with...
Driving Ambition Sees Matty Soar
MATTY GRAHAM had never competed on the international stage prior to his appearance in the prestigious 2010 CIK-FIA European Championship Final at Genk. However, that did not stop the highly-rated young Edmundbyers driver from firmly establishing...
Duo on Cue for a Supa Hat-Trick; Snooker Round-Up
SUPA Snooker B duo Michael Barsanti and Paul McHugh have claimed a hat-trick of North Shields League Doubles Championship titles. They overcame Supa C two pair Danny Foden and Craig Campbell 3-0 at Chirton SC. Despite good safety play from both...
Eight-Wicket Naz Not Up Cestrians' Street! REVIEW OF ALL THE REGION'S LATEST LEAGUE CRICKET ACTION: Dukes North East Premier League
THE lie of the land remains the same, but last weekend witnessed seismic shocks at the league summit. Though they still top the table by 20 points from South North, reigning champions Chester-le-Street suffered a first defeat in two years - and...
Final Front-Ier! CHRONICLE'S PLACE IN HISTORY ON THE WALL OF SPACE CENTRE
Byline: SARA NICHOL THESE pictures show that your Chronicle has always been out of this world when it comes to reporting news. Our front page was found on the wall of the Johnson Space Centre, in Houston, the USA, by a group of eagleeyed Tyneside...
Fraizer's Shining Light Says Bruce
STEVE BRUCE feels the form of Fraizer Campbell has been the biggest plus point for him in Portugal as Sunderland ended their stay on the Algarve with a 2-0 defeat to Benfica. The Portuguese champions were a class above a depleted Sunderland side...
Freezing Winter Doubled Profits; British Gas Made More Than Pounds 585m
THE coldest winter for 30 years helped the UK's biggest energy firm almost double first-half profits today. Centrica said its British Gas residential arm posted a surplus of pounds 585 million - 98% ahead of last year - as shivering households cranked...
Fugitive Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes; SUSPECT WHOSE KIDS WERE ALLEGEDLY KILLED BY MUM APPEARS IN COURT
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY PAEDOPHILE suspect Martin Smith, whose children were allegedly killed by their mum in a Spanish hotel, has denied a string of child sex charges. Smith became one of the country's most wanted fugitives when he went on the...
Golden Boys' Next Target
MO FARAH and Chris Thompson were today targeting further glory in the European Championships in Barcelona after their remarkable one-two in the 10,000 metres. Farah was so confident of victory in the closing stages he had the time to turn round...
Great Escape Keeps the Dream Alive for Felling; Warmseal Durham Senior League
FELLING'S pursuit of the league double remains on course - despite a nerve-wracking day at the Lane which ended in eventual stalemate. For much of the early part of the afternoon it looked as though South Hetton were heading for victory as they...
HEART AND SOL; I Can't Wait to Show Toon What I Have to Offer, Says Campbell
Byline: LEE RYDER SOL CAMPBELL today told the Toon Army: "I can't wait to show you what I can do." The arrival of the former England defender was given an overwhelming thumbs up by large sections of United fans after the Chronicle revealed last...
Hogg Is Keen to Deliver
Byline: NICK PUREWAL ALLY HOGG knows Alan Tait will champion his Scotland cause - but only if he delivers at Newcastle Falcons first. New Falcons signing Hogg has swapped Edinburgh for Newcastle to reignite his full Scotland career by taking...
In Memoriam
ANDERSON (Wallsend). Late of Cruddas Park. My beloved husband Ray, dad, grandad and great grandad, passed away 2 years ago today. The hardest thing in life to bear is to want you Ray and you're not there. My heart still aches with sadness, my secret...
In Memoriam
MANN (Newcastle). Jean, 28.07.2009, wife of John, mother of Jacky and the late David, mother in law of Jacky's wife Val, grandmother of Jacqueline and husband Murray and Steven and wife Hannah, great gran to Joshua, Isla, Charlie and Finn. The lights...
Jail Term for Teacher Who Kissed Pupil in Cupboard; DEN NICKNAMED THE 'BAT CAVE'
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A GYM teacher kissed a schoolgirl in a cupboard called the 'bat cave' after using Facebook to groom her for abuse. Powerfully-built PE master and rugby coach John Hillier-Hall began targeting the 15-year-old just before last...
Javier Aims to Take His Chance
JAVIER HERNANDEZ is relishing the challenge of trying to break into Manchester United's first team. The Mexico striker, signed from Chivas Guadalajara, could make his debut tonight when the Red Devils face the MLS All-Stars at the Reliant Stadium....
Lee: Campbell Is Potential Skipper Who Will Give Toon Some Sol-Idity
Byline: LEE RYDER ROB LEE has described incoming former England international Sol Campbell as "captain material" after Newcastle United won the race to sign the 35-year-old. Lee needs no telling what the role of captaining Newcastle is all about...
Neville Signing Coup for TN
NETBALL in the North East is bracing itself for a brave new era after the region's only top-flight franchise bagged one of the sport's biggest stars. Team Northumbria will today unveil Tracey Neville as their new head coach ahead of the 2010/11...
Now Hughton Is Eyeing Up Fresh Targets; Hughton Targets
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON will turn his attentions in the transfer market elsewhere after landing Sol Campbell. The Toon boss made Campbell his third signing of the summer today and was delighted to be re-united with the player he worked...
Pattison Holds the Quay to Park's Latest Success; 3D Sports Durham Coast League
BILL Quay's title hopes took a battering as Seaham Park continued their own run of outstanding form to send the challengers to their second defeat in their last five matches. Even worse for the Quay is the fact that in those five games they have...
Picking Up Vandals' Bill; Pounds 10k OF DAMAGE AT CHARITY FESTIVAL
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL ORGANISERS of a ruined charity event have been threatened with an eye-watering bill. The Chronicle last week told how Cancer Research's annual Harperley Music Festival was targeted by vandals who attacked the venue, slashing...
Police Officer on the Sick for Eight Years; TRIBUNAL WILL DECIDE CLAIM BY INJURED WOMAN
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG A FORMER police officer who was on sick leave for eight years after an attack on the beat is seeking damages from the Northumbria force. Alison Doyle already had a painful back problem from a previous car crash when she...
Reader's Poems
SWEET AND SOUR DREAMS Molten desires at ambition's core, Long suffering life makes us sore, Manipulating gullible groups wanting to score, Evil stepping stones through an invisible door. Pithless dreams while we wake, Progressing towards heavens sake,...
Senior Service Proves Tee-Time Treat
YOUNG golfers were put in the swing by some of Europe's finest players in a series of coaching clinics during the European PGA Seniors Championship at De Vere Slaley Hall. Stuart Smith (Scotland), Tony Charnley (England), Jerry Bruner (USA) and...
Steve Turns out to Support Toma Fund; SOCCER BONANZA RAISES CASH IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC JORDAN
Byline: TOM MULLEN TOON keeper Steve Harper hosted an actionpacked youth football tournament in memory of a football-mad teenage cancer victim. Newcastle United's youth academy held the soccer bonanza in memory of Magpies fanatic Jordan Thompson....
Striking Fear into TV Licence Dodgers; Detector Vans Sent Many Scurrying to Post Office
WAS it a big con or were they for real? As news spread of a TV detector van appearing in an area, the queues at the Post Office counter quickly grew. Today there is talk of a review of the TV licence fee and whether it should be abolished or re-aligned,...
Taster for Festival; North East Audiences Will Get a Sneak Preview of the Edinburgh Festival's Comic Talent from Tonight. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR GRINNING Idiot Comedy Club, one of the North East's biggest comedy organisations, is set to treat regional audiences to a sneak preview of some of Edinburgh Festival's hotly-tipped shows this summer. Both Newcastle's Live...
They're Game for Action! GRASSROOTS SPORT PICTURE SPECIAL ON THE NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD: JUNIOR GAMES ATHLETICS FINAL AT GATESHEAD STADIUM: Tyne Squads Take to Track for Annual Stan Long Cup Battle - and Newcastle Triumph
YOUNG athletes from Newcastle and Gateshead took part in the annual Junior Games final for the Stan Long Memorial Cup at Gateshead Stadium - with Newcastle the 324-315 winners. Around 1,500 youngsters had attended heats at various parks and school...
Thug Felled by Blow from Betting Shop Boss; SON OF MURDERED DRUG DEALER IN FAILED RAID
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A BRAVE betting shop manager took on a hooded raider and knocked him cold with a 'haymaker' punch. Grant Bainbridge did not hesitate when Steven Rice - son of a murdered drug dealer - launched his strike at a Ladbrokes office...
Thunder Hoping for Rich Rewards
Byline: NICK PUREWAL CHRIS HOOD has backed new Gateshead Thunder head coach Richard Pell to build a strong squad for next season. Thunder rugby director Hood will step down as head coach at the end of the current campaign, when Castleford Tigers...
Trio's Loss Has Dampened the Flames; SG Wealth Management Northumberland League
CHAMPIONS turned strugglers Blue Flames believe missing three key batsmen for most of the campaign has hampered their title defence. Flames skipper Keith Brown had hoped to guide his men to a strong battle to retain their Premier Division crown...
Undefeated Greenside Retain Their League Title
Junior league cricket latest GREENSIDE secured the victory necessary to end their Wellstream Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League Under-15 Division season on a high as they overpowered hosts Lintz. The win meant they could not be caught at...
Warning over Wildlife Crime; Concern at Traps Being Used to Capture Animals for Sickening Sport
Byline: SONIA SHARMA FEARS have been raised that animals are being cruelly killed and trapped for sport at Tyneside beauty spots. Several rabbit carcasses - some ripped apart and others shot - have been found at the Marsden Old Quarry Local Nature...
Wear Ready for the Beach Boys
SUNDERLAND City Council and Sunderland Football Club have teamed up with England Beach Soccer (EBS) to bring international beach fotball to Wearside for the first time. Four top international teams - England, Germany, Mexico and Greece - will compete...
We Can't Believe He Would Do This; DAD LEFT HEARTBROKEN AFTER LAD IS FOUND DEATH WITH PAL
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON;ROB PATTINSON ; ADAM JUPP To leave a message of condolence to the lads, log on to: THE heartbroken dad of one of the young men found dead in the double hanging tragedy today told how his son left seven letters. Christopher...
What the Fans Are Saying [.]
WHAT THE FANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CAMPBELL DEAL EXCELLENT signing. We have a group of central defenders who are still relatively young and lack experience. The idea of them training with a man who was an England regular and has scored in a Champions...
Widow's Wall Walk for Charity Money; WIFE TO TREK 85-MILE LANDMARK IN LOVING TRIBUTE
Byline: KATIE DAVIES CLOCKING up 85 miles in just five days, grandma Margaret George is a pensioner at her peak. The 69-year-old enjoys walking so much that she has now decided to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall in five days to raise charity...
Will Forcing Change Make Better Cops? Plans to See Police Chiefs Elected by the Public Have Been Announced by Home Secretary Theresa May. Chief Reporter ADAM JUPP Looks at Both Sides of the Argument
Byline: ADAM JUPP GIVING power to the people is the message underpinning the Government's plans to change the face of policing. It has been proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May that locally-elected police and crime commissioners will be introduced...
Would You Credit This Card Error; BANK GOT ADDRESS WRONG
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A BANK posted an account card to the wrong person - and then sent out the pin number to go with it. Pauline Alnwick was horrified when she received someone else's bank details from Santander. The bank card dropped through...
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