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 27, 2010

A Ground-Breaking Way to Save Cash; Heat from below the Ground Could Be the Key to Energy Savings, as STEVE EMSLEY, Explains
Byline: STEVE EMSLEY LIVING in the countryside can be a very expensive business when it comes to heating a large house with no gas supply. We were paying a visit to Ireland recently, staying in a very large house with five bedrooms. The family...
An Inspiration; TRIBUTE AFTER DEATH OF TEACHER WHO LOVED UNITED
Byline: ADAM JUPP TREASURED snaps show Andrew McNally how his family will remember him best. Described as a "true Geordie boy", the fun-loving football fanatic was an "inspiration" to everyone in his life. But today, loved ones have been left...
Appeal for Rape Case Witnesses
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY DETECTIVES hunting a rapist who attacked a woman in her own home have today released details of people they need to trace. The victim, who is in her late 20s, was left traumatised after she was assaulted when a balaclava-clad...
Barnes Is Back in for Aussies
AUSTRALIA'S forgotten man Berrick Barnes has been recalled to the starting line-up for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup game against New Zealand in Melbourne. Barnes, who has endured a dramatic fall from vice-captain to bench player this season, will make...
Cash to Get Us Growing with Our Garden; PUPILS WIN COMPETITION TO FUND: THEIR NEW VEG PATCH AND GREENHOUSE
Byline: AMY HUNT GARDENING pupils can get planting thanks to a cash grant. Our Lady and St Anne's RC Primary School on Summerhill Terrace, Newcastle, was one of only 10 in the country and the only one in the North East, to win pounds 5,000 in...
Centre-Back Can Do a Turn as Cats Skip
MICHAEL Turner is the leading candidate to replace Lorik Cana as Sunderland skipper as Steve Bruce looks for a natural leader as well as someone he can trust on the pitch. The only other serious options are Lee Cattermole and Craig Gordon, although...
Chronicle IN THE NEWS
MICHAEL Henderson, 56, of Low Fell, Gateshead, was a troubled young man until he studied under a Japanese martial art master. He is now using his personal experiences to help youngsters today. GAVIN TAGG chats to him. How do the principles of aikido...
Cliffs Can Claim Big-Race Honours at Goodwood
SCINTILLATING mile action will draw the crowds to Goodwood for the second afternoon of the five-day Glorious meeting, where the increasingly impressive Canford Cliffs is all set to land the Sussex Stakes. Last year's runaway Coventry Stakes winner...
Come Home, Mark; FRANTIC MOTHER'S MESSAGE TO SON WHO'S BEEN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A FRANTIC mum has today pleaded with her missing son to get in touch. Mark Spraggon has not been seen since he disappeared from his Gateshead home almost two weeks ago. And his mum Whinnie is now frantic with worry....
Dad 'Killed Daughters' MUM ALSO FOUND DEAD AT HOME
POST mortems were today being carried out on the bodies of two little girls and their parents who were found dead in their home. The toddlers' father is believed to have slit the children's throats and their mother's before hanging himself. Police...
Deaths
APPLEGARTH (West Boldon). Peacefully at home on July 21st, aged 83 years, John Speed. Friends please meet for Funeral Service at St. Mary's Church, Heworth of Friday 30th July at 12.00noon, followed by interment at Boldon Cemetery at 1.00pm. Family...
Down to Nitty Gritty in Time for Big Freeze; Transport Chiefs Have Warned of Another Winter of Discontent on the Roads. ROBERT WEATHERALL Examines What Is Being Done to Keep the Region Moving in the Cold Snap
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL SUB-ZERO conditions and blistering snowfalls marked a dismal winter at the beginning of the year. The harshest conditions in more than 30 years brought the country to its knees as roads, rail and air networks were crippled...
Down Your Way
LIBRARY GOES GALACTIC A NORTHUMBERLAND library will turn space age for an hour of out of this world arts and crafts. Budding young designers are encouraged to come along to Haydon Bridge Library, on Church Street, and participate in making their...
Down Your Way
CASH IS HOT PROPERTY A MULTI-MILLION pound grant will allow more residents to stay warm, save money and help the environment. Durham County Council's Warm Homes campaign has pounds 6m through the Government's Warm Front scheme which will allow it to...
Down Your Way. Turning a New Leaf Boldon [.]
TURNING A NEW LEAF BOLDON Lane Library in South Tyneside puts books on the back-burner for a PlayStation Day on Friday. A selection of exciting games will be available for participants to challenge their friends and family with. There is no charge...
Falcons Fear Game Was Scam; CLUB CANCELS MATCH AND REIMBURSES FANS
Byline: SARA NICHOL A RUGBY match involving the Newcastle Falcons has been cancelled amid worries the event was a scam. Thousands of fans will be disappointed the game between the Falcons and Premiership rivals Sale Sharks, to be held in the...
Farah All Set to Go the Distance; Mo Hopes to Claim First Euro Gold for Britain
MO FARAH will tonight attempt to kick-start Britain's medal quest at the European Championships in style with gold in the 10,000 metres. Farah is an odds-on favourite to win the first track final of the championships in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium,...
Fears Grow for Ex-Toon Man's Future
HARRY Redknapp has raised fears over Jonathan Woodgate's career after all but confirming the former Newcastle United defender would not be in his 25-man squad for the first half of the Premier League season. Spurs boss Redknapp revealed Woodgate...
Flournoy Guarded on Drew's Future; Team Plans Take Priority over Resigning Sully: Fab
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS NEWCASTLE Eagles head coach Fab Flournoy insists getting his backcourt right must take priority over re-signing star man Drew Sullivan. Sullivan, who picked up a BBL Trophy and League winners medal with the Eagles last season,...
Fulham: No Rush to Bring in Boss
FULHAM insist they have set no deadline for the appointment of their new manager despite the club's search for Roy Hodgson's successor threatening to drag on into its fourth week. The Cottagers' attempts to replace Hodgson with Ajax's Martin Jol...
Get Car Park; Infamous Car Park's Architect Sees Demolition Begin
Byline: RUTH LAWSON RUBBLE has begun tumbling from the defunct Get Carter car park. Cranes moved in to the Owen Luder-designed site yesterday as an eight-week demolition began. Now it has emerged a second of architect Luder's opinion-splitting...
Gorgeous Geordie Claims Her Crown; NEW MISS NEWCASTLE HEADS FOR NATIONAL FINALS
Byline: IAN JOHNSON TYNESIDE stunner Faye Scope has been crowned this year's Miss Newcastle. The 25-year-old model wowed judges to win the coveted title at a glittering ceremony in Newcastle's Liquid Nightclub. Faye, a marketing manager from...
Gosforth's Got the Lot; Advertisement Feature
SUPPORT your neighbourhood economy by shopping locally and reap the benefits of finding specialist businesses ready to go that extra mile in the name of customer service. Here we take a look at the wide selection of independent traders in Gosforth....
Hebburn Hit for Six as West Enjoy the Summer!
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT THE second stage of the Tyne and Wear Summer Cup will take place at Hebburn tomorrow. Following last night's results, Jarrow Roofing will meet Hebburn Reyrolle (8.00) while West Auckland Town line up against Boldon CA (6.30)....
In Memoriam
ANDERSON (Wallsend). Mam, We think about you often, we talk about you still, you haven't been forgotten, you know you never will. Keith and Mary. BLADES (Lanchester). County Durham. In loving memory of Nurse Joan Blades (Brown), devoted, loving...
Kadar's Time Has Come Says Moncs
Byline: LEE RYDER BOB MONCUR wants to see Newcastle United's plans to develop their own youngsters come to fruition this season - regardless of the tough scrap that may lie in wait in the Premier League. United fans' current cause for concern...
Milner's in Villa Touring Party
MARTIN O'NEILL has included James Milner in Aston Villa's pre-season plans despite doubts still surrounding the future of the England midfielder. The former Newcastle United winger will fly out with the rest of the Villa squad tomorrow to Portugal...
New Rules Leave Fergie Facing Owen Dilemma
MANCHESTER UNITED manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is in a dilemma over whether to include injured players Owen Hargreaves and Anderson in his squad under new Premier League rules. Every team has to name a pool of 25 players, including eight...
Now It Could Be Falcons V Falcons; Tait Eager for Any Sort of Game
Byline: NICK PUREWAL ALAN Tait could yet set his Newcastle Falcons against each other this weekend. Bidding to secure a fixture to fill the void left by the cancellation of Saturday night's Portugal clash with Sale, Falcons boss Tait admitted...
Nutty Boys' Festive Tour; Madness Are to Get Christmas Parties off to a Nutty Start This Year, with the Announcement of a Toon Show. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Gets the Lowdown in an EXCLUSIVE Chat with Main Man Suggs
Byline: GORDON BARR DO not adjust your nut! That's the message from Suggs and the lads as Madness announce they are heading to Toon as part of a pre-Christmas tour of the country. The Nutty Boys will play the O2 Academy in Newcastle on November...
Offers of Help as More Mums-to-Be Suffer Cash Shock; CUSTOMERS LEFT STRANDED AS SHOP OWNERS STILL MISSING
Byline: SARA NICHOL FAMILIES affected by a Tyneside baby store which closed without warning have been offered a helping hand. Dozens of anxious mums-to-be are concerned they could be left out of pocket after BabyFayre Ltd shut its doors. The...
Outlaws Escape with Cup Success
RYAN SIDEBOTTOM is hoping Nottinghamshire can dig deep again on Friends Provident t20 finals day next month after they held their nerve to knock champions Sussex out in the quarter-finals. The Outlaws got home by 13 runs under the lights at Trent...
Pensioner Is Fleeced of His Savings; Cancer Claims of Conman
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A CONMAN posed as a cancer victim to fleece a kind-hearted pensioner leaving him so penniless he could not even post his Christmas cards. Derek Lamport befriended Derek Ormston while the 67-year-old was still reeling from...
Police Raid Homes of Drugs Suspects; EARLY MORNING WAKE-UP CALL AS OFFICERS TARGET DEALERS
Byline: ADAM JUPP THIS is the moment police smashed through the door of a suspected drug dealer. The early-morning strike was carried out in Newcastle's West End as part of a purge on street-level dealers. Officers stormed two neighbouring properties,...
Roman Far and Wide for Charity; INSPIRED BY COUSIN TO TAKE ON HADRIAN'S CYCLE CHALLENGE
Byline: LAURA CAROE A CHARITY fundraiser has cycled 175 miles in one day to raise cash for motor neurone disease research. Nigel Bradley took on the challenge of cycling along the Hadrian's Cycle Way in support of his cousin Mark Taylor. Whitley...
Ryan's Sights on Euro Glory; Toon Starlet Is Ready for Spanish Showdown
Byline: LEE RYDER RYAN DONALDSON will fly the flag for the Geordie public with England today as they look to KO Spain in the UEFA European Championships in France. The spotlight is well and truly on the Under-19s after England's dismal showing...
Safina Cannot Bank on Win
FORMER world No 1 Dinara Safina suffered a shock first-round loss to Kimiko Date Krumm at the Bank of the West Classic. Safina, down at 35 in the rankings and a wild card here, had served for the match in the second set before crashing to lose 4-6...
Stars Come out for Big Day
CYCLE champion Sir Chris Hoy and exsprinter Michael Johnson are today marking two years to go to the London 2012 Olympics. Hoy, who has four Olympic gold medals to his name, was set to become the first person to ride on the track in the new Olympic...
Suspects in Court after Axe Attack; Broken Bones and Bruises for Victim
Byline: DAVE BLACK TWO men have appeared in court after a father was allegedly attacked with an axe and a meat cleaver outside his home. Christopher Perkins, 20, and Jonathan Baker, 18, appeared before magistrates in Bedlington, Northumberland,...
The High Life; GIANTS OF THE SKY LAND AT AIRPORT TO MARK 75th BIRTHDAY
Byline: ADAM JUPP AIRCRAFT of all shapes and sizes took to the skies to mark Newcastle Airport's 75th birthday. The Duke of Gloucester jetted into the region to lead the celebrations, as part of a special programme of events. He was given...
These Creative Kids Have Got Arts of Stone; EMOTIONS FELT WHILE WATCHING FOOTBALL WILL BE CAPTURED IN SCULPTURE
Byline: AMY HUNT EMOTIONS felt by football fans during a nail-biting 90 minutes will be at the heart of a piece of public art. Families were invited to sketch and then carve their interpretation of how they feel while watching their team play...
TOON SWOOP TO LAND VETERAN SOL; Campbell to Have Medical While Beardo and Stone Join Coaching Staff
Byline: LEE RYDER SOL CAMPBELL is on the verge of becoming Newcastle United's third signing of the summer. The out-of-contract former England defender is set to undergo a medical and is expected to become Chris Hughton's third signing ahead of...
Wave of Change on Road to Island; REPAIR WORK FOR CAUSEWAY
Byline: DAVE BLACK ROAD gangs will have to keep a close eye on the tide as they start work on improving a unique route. Working hours will be dictated by the waves which pound the Northumberland coastline while the resurfacing scheme on the ancient...
We Have to Find a Way to Do This for David; GRIEVING FAMILY WANT SPECIAL HEADSTONE FOR STABBED TEEN
Byline: LIZ WALKER HIS young life was brought to a brutal early end when he was knifed to death. Now the grieving family of David Johnston are determined to give him the lasting tribute he deserves and have launched a fundraising drive to buy...
We'll Be Up and Adam, Insists Tangerines Star
MIDFIELDER Charlie Adam is convinced promoted Blackpool will be ready for the start of the Premier League season. The Lancashire side suffered a double blow yesterday as their already threadbare squad was further depleted by serious injuries to...
Whambulance; FRIENDS GET THE CHARITY JITTERBUG FOR CAR RALLY
Byline: RUTH LAWSON WITH their sirens blaring these guys will certainly wake you up before they go-go. Three Wham fans are taking their dedication to a new level as they embark on a 1,450-mile banger rally all dressed as George Michael. Tony...
X Factor Star Diana's on Song to Help Tilly; SINGER PERFORMING TO RAISE MONEY FOR GIRL'S NEW HANDS
Byline: LAURA CAROE SINGING sensation Diana Vickers is showing her support to meningitis victim Tilly Lockey. Diana, who has released a number one single and album after appearing on X Factor, will star at a special fundraising evening for the...