Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 26, 2010

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BARNETT (Gateshead). The family of the late Ena would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness, sympathy, cards of condolence and beautiful floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement....
Afghanistan Documents Are Revealed; CLAIM OVER CIVILIAN DEATHS
THOUSANDS of secret military documents have been leaked, revealing details of incidents when civilians were killed by coalition troops in Afghanistan. The cache contains more than 90,000 US records giving a blow-by-blow account of fighting between...
A Fitting Tribute to a Legend of Beautiful Game; MEMORIAL GARDEN WOULD MARK SIR BOBBY'S ACHIEVEMENTS
Byline: SARA NICHOL PLANS have been announced to build a memorial garden celebrating the life of Sir Bobby Robson. The fitting tribute to the former Toon manager will be on a site in the heart of Newcastle, just yards from his beloved St James'...
A Glimpse of Americana Proves Big Hit; ALAN NICHOL Reviews the Americana Festival at the Sage Gateshead
Byline: ALAN NICHOL THREE days of roots-based music, with around 30 acts, meant that almost every aspect of the genre was covered. Blues, soul, country , bluegrass, jazz, folk, Cajun and all points in between were represented in the Sage's annual...
A Tri-Ing Time for the Elder Brownlee
JONNY BROWNLEE insisted there has been no power shift in triathlon's foremost family despite his silver medal in London yesterday and older brother Alistair's dramatic collapse. Brownlee senior went into the race as the hot favourite having won...
Baby Misery Grows; MORE MUMS-TO-BE LEFT IN THE DARK AFTER: SHOPS SHUTS SUDDENLY
MYSTERY continues to surround the whereabouts of the owners of a baby shop that closed without warning. Scores of anxious new parents and mums-to-be have contacted the Chronicle after family firm BabyFayre Ltd in North Shields suddenly shut its...
Bach Sparkles in Diamonds Victory
Byline: BARRY WALLACE ANOTHER superb 15-point maximum from Rene Bach and terrific contributions by the rest of Newcastle's top five put Birmingham to the sword at Byker last night. The Sapphire Engineering Diamonds overpowered the Brummies 58-36...
Bogie's Keeper Search
GATESHEAD are interested in Venezuelan goalkeeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruez following the 26-yearold's release from Aldershot Town. It was originally thought that Ruez was to head home. The shot-stopper, however, has had a change of mind and Gateshead have...
Cash Seized from Crooked Lotto Winner; Pounds 800 TO COMPENSATE 80-YEAR-OLD VICTIM
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY LOTTO cash was seized from a burglar to compensate his victim. An elderly widow was left so terrified she was forced to leave her home of more than 20 years, after Jason Cape and Trevor Sewell broke in and stole ornaments...
Cyclist Cav's Wheely Happy
MARK Cavendish declared himself happy with his Tour de France display - despite missing out on the coveted green jersey. As Alberto Contador celebrated a third Tour title in four years on the 102.5-kilometre 20th stage from Longjumeau to Paris,...
Dasaolu in the Running for a Euro Medal
JAMES Dasaolu is eager to give Dwain Chambers British company in the European Championship 100 metres final - and possibly on the podium as well. Chambers' tussle for the title with 20-year-old Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre is set to be one of the...
Deaths
ASTLEY (Forest Hall). Peacefully after a short illness on 22nd July, aged 99 years, Mary, a beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob), a devoted and much loved mam of Paul, Terrence, Adrian and Kathryn and a loving mother in law of Rose, Brenda, Kathleen...
Delivering the Care Everyone Would Hope to Have in Old Age; PEOPLE in Tyneside Are Being Encouraged to Do Their Bit to Tackle Ageism and Ensure Elder Generations Are Treated with Dignity and Respect. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE THE dignity in care message is being given to the public at a series of events. Throughout this week Newcastle Dignity Network (NDN), a partnership of dignity champions, will be hosting a series of public and staff information...
Dr Scott's Surgery
Byline: SCOTT IMAGINE two suburban men on a Sunday afternoon, washing their identical cars (BMW 3 series, probably), outside their identical houses on their executive development. They stand back to admire their completed handiwork as an incontinent...
Every Day Has Its Challenges
NAME: Mark Hedley AGE: 44 JOB TITLE: Sexual health improvement specialist WHERE DO YOU WORK? New Croft Centre in Newcastle. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE? One of my main roles is to coordinate the Newcastle C-Card scheme, a service where young people...
Families' Fury over Axe Plan; Care Homes Move Sparks Protests
Byline: SARA NICHOL ANXIETY is turning to anger over plans to close seven care homes for the elderly. Relatives of residents and staff at the homes earmarked for the axe across County Durham are planning protests against the decision made by councillors...
Fashion Is a Firm Favourite at Races; THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO SHOW OFF FROCKS AT LADIES DAY
Byline: LIZ LAMB POSH frocks and fancy hats dazzled at the most glamorous date in the racing calendar. Thousands of fashionable racegoers descended on Newcastle Racecourse to show off their outfits for the Matalan Beeswing Ladies Day. It is one...
Finjaan's in with a Glorious Chance
GLORIOUS Goodwood kicks off with a cracking seven-race card tomorrow and Finjaan can land back-to-back runnings of the feature Betfair Cup. The Royal Applause colt has not been seen since struggling in the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night....
Get Involved D in Local Care; HEALTH Reporte R HELEN RAE Takes S a Look at How Residents Can Voi Ice Their Views on Health and Social Care Services in the Region
Byline: HELEN RAE RESIDENTS keen to their say on adult h and social care se came together at a ing in Tyneside. o have health rvices meetvement The LINk (Local Involv Network) which was formed i acts as a bridge between the munity and organisations...
Girls Reminded of Cancer Jabs; GIRLS in the North East Are Being Reminded to Book Their Final Vaccination to Protect Them against Cervical Cancer. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE YOUNG women in the region are being urged to book their third and final vaccination this week to protect them against cervical cancer. The final roll-out of the vaccination is drawing to an end with the last sessions for those...
Give Our Boy James a Fighting Chance; MUM BACKS CAMPAIGN TO BRING CANCER TREATMENT TO UK
Byline: LIZ WALKER THE family of a brave schoolboy battling a rare form of cancer has backed a mum's call to bring potentially lifesaving drugs to the UK. At first, medics dismissed his aching legs as "growing pains". But just weeks later, six-yearold...
Hughton Remains Unfazed by Canaries Defeat
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON was satisfied with the progress made by Newcastle United at Carrow Road on Saturday - despite Norwich claiming something of a scalp. Hughton will hand his players another run-out this week in a private game ahead...
I Cannot Afford Any More Gaffes - Mig; Cats Star Feels Flat after Loss of Goals
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS SIMON Mignolet fears he may already have blown his big chance of starting the season in goal for Sunderland against Birmingham City. The Belgian Under-21 goalkeeper played his first full 90 minutes for his new club in Sunderland's...
Ideas and Investment Needed; Your Shout
ONCE again visitors come to our town and notice that nothing seems to have changed. The Dome still looks like a construction site, the Avenue is boarded up as is the High Point, shops remain empty and there is a general air of neglect. Why is...
In Memoriam
BRIERLEY (Byker). Valerie Helen, one year on and still nothing feels the same, the day you were taken away from us echoes in our hearts, minds and throughout each day that passes, without you, an incredible mother, wife and daughter, we love you and...
It's a Case of Trial Boss Tries to Find and Error as Toon a Winning Formula
Byline: Lee Ryder Norwich City .................2 Newcastle Utd ..............1 THE great Bill Shankly once proclaimed: "There's no such thing as a friendly." But surely even Shanks would gladly exchange a proper result for anything gained from...
IT'S THE HEIGHT OF FUN; Good Weather Brings out the Crowds as Spectacular Airshow Tops Weekend of Fine Events
Byline: KERRY WOOD SINGING sensations and a spectacular sky show wowed thousands in a fun-packed weekend across the region. Families descended en masse to Sunderland for the city's successful airshow. Basking in the warm weather punters got...
KEV: WE'RE ON TRACK; Nolan Insists 'Winning Mentality' Will Shine Through
Byline: LEE RYDER KEVIN NOLAN today insisted that Newcastle United are still keen to maintain a "winning mentality" as they head into their eagerly anticipated return to the Premier League. United took a fantastic following of 1,800 fans to Norfolk...
Kings of the Castle; Families Get out Their Buckets and Spades for Beach Competition
Byline: VICKY ROBSON HUNDREDS of families flocked to the beach for some traditional seaside fun. Armed with buckets and spades, both young and old rolled up their sleeves to build the biggest and best sandcastles they could for a special competition...
Krul Blow for Tim as Deflection Costs United
Byline: LEE RYDER TIM KRUL today admitted it was a bitter-sweet experience after Newcastle United's trip to Norwich City. Krul was left to reflect on a choking deflection from teenage defender James Tavernier which won the Canaries the game. ...
Maggie's Matters
Byline: Denise Heron ON Wednesday, July 14, it was a very busy and lovely day. At lunchtime I met Amanda Tweedy for a sandwich and cup of tea. Amanda and her family, the Hopes, have been long-time supporters of helping people through a diagnosis...
Man U Lose to 10-Man Wizards
SIR ALEX FERGUSON felt inexperience was to blame for Manchester United's surprise defeat by 10-man Kansas City Wizards. Kei Kamara scored the Wizards' winner in the 42nd minute as the Major League Soccer side excelled in front of 52,424 fans at the...
Molinari Enjoys Swede Success
COLIN Montgomerie now has four players in the world's top 20 who are not in his Ryder Cup side - and he has only three wild cards to hand out in just over a month. Italian Edoardo Molinari followed up his Scottish Open victory three weeks ago with...
Morgan Passes the Test - Miller
EOIN MORGAN has been backed by county and country bosses to cement his place in the England Test side ahead of this winter's Ashes. The Irish-born Middlesex batsman retained his place ahead of Essex's Ravi Bopara for Thursday's first Test against...
Mourning Mum on Her 61st; STABBED WOMAN'S DAUGHTERS SCATTER ASHES ONHER BIRTHDAY
Byline: LIZ WALKER SHE was taken from her friends and family far too soon. But slain Judith Scott's memory lives on today as loved ones mark what would have been her 61st birthday. Popular Judith was found stabbed to death at her home in Woolsington...
Pet Watch
Byline: Genna Reece THANK you to readers for fantastic donations over the last week. This week we are appealing for cat toys, scratching posts and litter trays for the many cats still waiting for homes in our cattery. Hendrix our young hand-reared...
Relegation Hooligans Escape Jail; TRIO SPARKED MAYHEM IN PUB AS NEWCASTLE UNITED WENT DOWN
Byline: GARRY WILLEY THREE hooligans whose relegation wrecking spree brought mayhem to a crowded pub have been spared jail. Hundreds of supporters had jammed into The Jolly Miller in Gateshead hoping the Magpies could avoid the drop from the...
Result Was Fer Claim Race Duo
FERNANDO Alonso and Felipe Massa both claimed to be team players after the furore of their contrived one-two finish in yesterday's German Grand Prix. The two drivers had already departed Hockenheim when the race stewards hit Ferrari with a 100,000...
Secret Shame Nearly Killed Me; CROHN'S Disease Is a Long-Term Illness That Causes Inflammation in the Gut. RACHEL FLINT Talks about Her Experience of Living with the Condition
Byline: RACHEL FLINT IF you passed me in the street you wouldn't know that I have an incurable illness. You probably wouldn't even notice me walk by - I look just like any other healthy 22-yearold woman. But few people know that underneath...
Seven Decades of Life at the Airport; PHOTOS SHOW THE TRANSFORMATION OF NORTH EAST AVIATION
Byline: ADAM JUPP THESE snaps chart more than seven decades of aviation on Tyneside. Newcastle International Airport today celebrated its 75th birthday with a special programme of events. They included a royal visit and a reconstruction of the...
Smith Goes Close to Booking Trip to India; Personal Best Not Good Enough for Stacey
NEWLY-crowned England Athletics 800 metres champion Stacey Smith came close to dipping under the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games when she finished runner-up in a BMC race in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Chasing a time of 2min 01.0sec, the...
So Much to Put Right as Durham Defeated Again; Gord Mystified by County's Recent Failings
Byline: STUART RAYNER DURHAM are searching for the missing ingredient to turn them back into the dominant force they have been for the past two seasons, says Gordon Muchall. At the end of a week in which they lost ground to favourites Nottinghamshire...
Spartans Could Be Losing a Veteran
Byline: JEFF BOWRON BLYTH Spartans' longestserving player Gareth Williams could be about to quit the club after 10 years of sterling service at Croft Park. The 30-year-old defender has amassed over 400 games in a green-and-white shirt but has...
Star's KO No Barr to Our Medal Hopes; Vicki Has Her Sights Set on Euro Glory in Relays
VICKI BARR insists a medal is not beyond the GB relay team at the European Championships - despite the high-profile absence of Beijing Olympics 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu. Barr is part of a sevenstrong 4x400m relay squad in Barcelona but there...
Taylor Powers Way to Success
PHIL TAYLOR claimed his 11th StanJames.com World Matchplay title with an 18-12 win over Raymond van Barneveld at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. 'The Power' picked up his third successive Blackpool win and a pounds 100,000 cheque with a thrilling...
Team to Advise on Oxygen Use; HEALTH Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at What Service Is Available in the Region for Patients Who Need Oxygen on a Longterm Basis
Byline: HELEN RAE NORTH East patients requiring oxygen on a long-term basis can now access a specialist team for help. The long-term oxygen therapy team (LTOT) formed this month and comprises of respiratory and LTOT nurse specialists, Gill Elder...
THREATENED WITH KNIFE BY CALCULATING RAIDERS; Pair Jailed for Robbery
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THEIR cruel and calculating knifepoint raid has left vulnerable Kevin Barrass terrified to answer his own front door. But now thugs John Kegg and Frederick Heslop - who conned their way into the 46-year-old's ninth-floor...
Thunder Boss Will Wield Axe
Byline: NICK PUREWAL FURIOUS Chris Hood last night slammed his work-shy Gateshead Thunder players - and vowed to strip the club of its dead wood. Thunder boss Hood refused to address his players in the aftermath of yesterday's 86-16 16-try Championship...
Tres on Marc to See off Surrey
A MARCUS Trescothick cameo helped Somerset maintain their 100% record in this season's Clydesdale Bank 40 with a crushing 94-run victory over Surrey to stay top of Group A after six matches. Batting first, the Sabres posted a massive 303-5 thanks...
Victim of Con Sues Tutor's Bosses; UNI IN LAWSUIT
NORTHUMBRIA University is being sued by a former student who was left out of pocket by a fraudulent lecturer. Mehdi Moalemi, a PhD student, was conned out of around pounds 15,000 by economics lecturer Majid Taghavi during his studies at the university....
We Had to Borrow to Help Our Alicia
HER first days as a new mum were meant to be full of joy and happiness. But instead Ashleigh Stevenson has been brought to tears by the mysterious closure of Baby Fayre. It has left her without any of the pounds 800-worth of baby equipment she...
We're Forever Blowing Bubbles; PUPILS at a Primary School Were Given a Fun Lesson to Help Them Learn about a New Health Centre in the Region. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
PUPILS at a North East primary school were forever blowing bubbles thanks to a sculpture that will be installed in a local health centre. The unusual lesson at High Spen Primary School in Gateshead was inspired by artist Joseph Hillier's latest...
We Will Always Remember Them; War Memorials Are Being Desecrated by Scrap Metal Thieves. SONIA SHARMA Finds out What Efforts Are Being Made to Preserve the Memories of Our War Dead
Byline: SONIA SHARMA THOUSANDS of special memorials across the North East are helping to honour war heroes who died serving our country. But, over the years, the prized monuments have become targets for their scrap value. In the latest incident,...
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO SO much to do and so little time? Life is becoming more interesting by the day and for once you feel in control. New links abroad make the world a more interesting place. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721...
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