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 April 9, 2011

All Change for Magic Merseyside; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Pays His First Visit to Liverpool in 20 Years. Staying at the City's Malmaison Hotel, Situated on the Docks, He Finds That Merseyside Has Changed a Lot over the Intervening Years and Very Much for the Better Too
I REMEMBER well the day it was announced Liverpool had been awarded European Capital of Culture 2008. I was gutted at the time. Having been at the forefront of the Chronicle campaign to have NewcastleGateshead awarded the title, it was a blow, to...
Appleaday Appeals in Finale at Ascot
ASCOT sign off their jumps season with a really decent card tomorrow and the old boys get a chance to shine in the Ascot Veterans Handicap Chase. While still a reasonably aged runner at 10, Appleaday is something of a spring chicken compared to...
A Tribute to TRAGIC Terry; Friends Join Forces for a Fundraising Marathon Walk
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS NEXT month would have marked Terry Nixon's 47th birthday. And it was a day that his loving wife Deborah and son Jonathan, still coming to terms with his death last August, were dreading. But that's all changed thanks to...
Barca Take the Honours in Derby; Power League Under-10 Divisions
NEWCASTLE Barca took on Newcastle Madrid in a derby clash in the quarter-finals of the Under-10 Pemier League Cup. Madrid looked the better side but they unable to break down a stubborn Barca defence before the interval. In the second half, Madrid...
Benk Bowled over by an Opening Tons
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS DALE Benkenstein returned to form with a flourish at the Rose Bowl with a brave century - and is predicting Durham will do the same this season as the deposed county champions learn from last year's mistakes. Benkenstein...
Cocaine Rife as Drugs Gang Took over the Local; Undercover Police Operation Smashes Supply Ring
Byline: TOM MULLEN A LOCAL pub was used as the base for a cocaine and cannabis ring smashed by undercover police. The Stanley Arms pub in North Shields became rife with cocaine and cannabis dealing for more than a year, with drugs openly sold...
Couple Hunted after Man, 71, Dies on Beach; He Was Seen Arguing with Dog Walkers
Byline: ANDY HUGHES A COUPLE seen arguing with a pensioner moments before he collapsed and died are being hunted. The 71-year-old was found on the beach at Seaton Sluice near Blyth in Northumberland yesterday afternoon. The man, who has not...
Durham Squad's Trophy Triumph; Women's Football
DURHAM enjoyed national success for the first time when their under-16 team beat Kent 3-2 to win the ESFA Under-16 Girls Inter-County Trophy. The last time an under-16 girls' team representing Durham reached the final of this competition was in...
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot; It's Going to Be a Scorcher This Weekend - but Will It Last?
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH TYNESIDE is in for a "scorcher" of a weekend but experts have said chances of a barbecue summer are slim. Hundreds are expected to flock to North East shores to soak up the sun in what will be the hottest days of the...
Gardening
What to do this week * Add a general fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone to your borders, rake it in and then mulch it with compost or bark and, if it hasn't rained, water it in. Prune spring-flowering shrubs which are fading, such as forsythia....
'Grab This Lifetime' Free Respite Services on Offer at St Cuthberts Care
Byline: RUTH LAWSON PEOPLE on the frontline of professional respite care are urging families to apply to use their services for free. Staff at St Cuthberts Care are hoping carers who look after disabled family members will take advantage of the...
Hills Nets Five as Whitley Coast It; Pin Point Recruitment Junior League Under-11 to Under-13 Divisions
LUKE HILLS netted five times as Whitley Coast Soccer beat Kingston Park 6-0 in Division Two of the Under-11 League. Montagu Eagles were pipped 3-2 in Division Three by Cramlington Town Yellows. Brandon Slater and Stephen Jardine were on target for...
Honoured Twice but Not by Brits; War Hero Honoured by the French and Russians but Only Got a Telling off from the British for His Bravery
HE WAS a true local hero and his exploits did not just span one war, but two world wars and a revolution to boot. James Edward Smails was by any standards a remarkable character. He landed in France in 1914 with the British Expeditionary Force,...
I Nearly Feel Down a 30ft Bank Chasing after My Football; Youngster Relives Horror of Nearly Falling to His Death
Byline: KATIE DAVIES INCHES from death, teenager James Harvey escaped by a whisker after two hero neighbours came to his rescue. The 13-year-old was playing football with a pal near his home in The Dene, Medomsley, Consett, County Durham, when...
Injured Joe Hails Eagles Resilence
Byline: PAUL NILSEN JOE CHAPMAN has paid tribute to the mental strength of his Newcastle Eagles team-mates after watching them bounce back from their midweek title disappointment to claim an impressive 92-83 success against Glasgow Rocks. The...
In Memoriam
BLAND (Cullercoats). In loving memory of our dearest daughter, sister, sister-in-law and auntie, Catherine (nee Ritchie). Loving wishes are sent to you today, though no longer with us, you are never far away, always in our hearts and that's where you...
Ludlow Treble Makes Success Doubly Special; North East Sunday Lg
COMPANIONS Club made it a trophy double by adding the Nick Porter Cup to their earlier Gaskell Irons Cup success. They ran out 4-1 winners over Corner House. John Ludlow hitting an extra-time hat-trick. In the Premier Division there were 2-0...
Mortimer in the Final, by George! Standard Security Blyth/Wansbeck Lg
ASHINGTON Mortimer progressed to the semi-finals of the George Davison Cup by winning 5-0 at Division One side Monkseaton Hunting Lodge. Goals for the Mortimer came from Trevor Newman, Martin Humble, David Riches, Michael Thompson and Brian Henderson....
Nine League Titles in a Row for Gateshead; College Football Latest
GATESHEAD College Under-19s have secured their ninth English Colleges Football League title in nine years. Paul Bryson's men captured the crown with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Barnsley College. Gateshead started the stronger and Dominic Brown's...
No Walker Stroll! Central Just Have Edge in Eden Cup Tie Durham County Under-18 Lg
WALKER Central just edged Gateshead following an Lady Eden Cup tie which saw nine goals - eight in the second half. Ian Sinclair gave Walker the lead and there was no indication of the goals avalanche to follow when the sides went in at the interval....
Nurses' Message to Government; as Nurses from the Region Prepare to Gather at a National Meeting, Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at the Key Topics under Discussion
Byline: HELEN RAE LEADING nurses from the North East will gather at their union's annual conference to discuss the Government's controversial NHS reforms. Scores will travel from the region to Liverpool tomorrow for a national four-day conference...
One Ell of a Cup Win to Celebrate; Morpeth Sunday League
ELLINGTON defeated North End Trap 4-3 to lift the ACS Dobfar Cup at Ashington's Woodhorn Lane ground. They were 3-0 up inside the first half-hour, but a resilient Trap never gave up and the match was in the balance until the final whistle. However,...
Pervert Verger Had a Previous Conviction; Church Knew of Man's Crime When He Was Appointed
Byline: SARA NICHOL A PERVERT verger convicted of indecently assaulted a choirboy had a previous sex conviction - and the church knew about it when they gave him the job. Colin James Adams, who worked at St Nicholas' Cathedral, in Newcastle,...
Phone Scandal. Is to Cost Murdoch Millions; Payout Deals Struck by News of the World Publishers
NEWS of the World publishers were today preparing to pay out millions after admitting liability in the phone hacking scandal. News International said it had instructed lawyers to set up a compensation scheme to deal with "justifiable claims" and...
Ranger Looking for Early Present; NAME
NILE RANGER has revealed he heads to Villa Park looking for an early birthday present in the shape of his first Premier League goal. The teenager will be 20 on Monday and has yet to find the net in the top flight since the Magpies gained promotion...
Rory's Unfazed by Tiger Charge
RORY McILROY insists he is ready to win his first major- but a month after saying Tiger Woods was playing "like an ordinary golfer" he will now have to fight him off to land The Masters. Ten under par at halfway after a 69 in yesterday's second...
Sailing to Australia; Last Ship Built on Tyneside Set for Life Down Under
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG THE last ship built on the Tyne is setting sail for a new life Down Under. The Australian government has bought RFA Largs Bay from the UK for pounds 65m, it has been announced. Australia beat competition from Brazil, Chile...
School Stabbing- Teens Not Charged; Student Injured in Art Lesson
Byline: VICKY ROBSON TWO teenagers arrested after their classmate was stabbed will not be prosecuted by police. The incident happened during an art lesson at Walbottle Campus Technology College in Newcastle when a pupil was rushed to hospital...
Sec-Attack Vabbie Could Be out in Less Than 3 Years; Groups' Anger as Judge Overturns Indefinite Sentence
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER WOMEN'S groups reacted furiously today as a cabbie behind two horrifying sex attacks had his indefinite sentence overturned. Usman Ghani, 38, twice picked up vulnerable women who had been drinking and sexually assaulted...
SHO ME MORE STRIKER PLEA; 'You've Got Talent but We Need to See Consistency'
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW has thrown down the gauntlet to Shola Ameobi. The Toon boss has challenged Ameobi to make himself undroppable at Newcastle United - by challenging him to finally crack his problem with inconsistency. Ameobi is expected...
Success Is Child's Play as Nursery. Is Praised; Owner's Pride as Ofsted Rates Fun Club 'Outstanding'
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL BEING outstanding comes as easy as one, two, three for this nursery. The Little Angels Fun Club and Nursery in Cramlington, Northumberland, has received its third "outstanding" Ofsted rating in a row. This is the...
Three Seats Could Decide Election; Labour Targeting Lib Dem Candidates
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON JUST three seats could decide the fate of Newcastle Council in this May's local elections. Labour need six to take control away from the Liberal Democrats, but half that would leave the council in a state of no overall...
Tiote's Ban Put into Perspective
THERE is much to concern Cheick Tiote at the moment and, frankly, a two-match ban from playing football is the least of his worries at a time when his country is teetering on the brink of a bloody civil war. Ivory Coast, no stranger to the bullet...
Tomicek Is Set to Pile on the Miles
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds' Lubos Tomicek will clock up the miles this weekend as his speedway season moves into top gear. Tomicek faces a lengthy road trip from Eastbourne, where he rides for the Eagles against Birmingham tonight,...
Ton Can Cash in on Rivals' Turmoil
Byline: JOHN GIBSON UNITED can take full advantage of the turmoil surrounding Gerard Houllier when they visit relegation-threatened Aston Villa tomorrow. Sounds good, doesn't it? The opposition, instead of Newcastle, being under the cosh with...
Top Bands Set to Rock Festival on Tyneside; Organisers Hope Ignition Will Be Regular Event for Fans
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A NEW music festival has been announced for Tyneside this summer. The two-day event, called Ignition, will see thousands of fans fill the home of the Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park Stadium on the weekend of August 6 and 7....
TV Critic
Byline: Ian Robson Lewis finds his feet GEORDIE favourite Kevin Whately has at last grown into his role as Lewis. That's a strange statement to make, as he has been playing the detective for more years than I care to remember, so let me clarify...
Volunteering Is Way of Life; David Cameron Wants to Send an Army of Volunteers Abroad. IAN ROBSON Spoke to a Young Woman Who Has Been There, Done That and Got the T-Shirt
Byline: IAN ROBSON IT was one of those life-changing moments that Clare Seldon had never dreamed would happen. She has just graduated from university with a degree in American studies and was not sure what she was going to do. Then her parents...
We Can Claw Back the Hawks, Says Warriors Coach
Byline: DAVID HALL WHITLEY Warriors must claw back a two-goal deficit in the second leg of their ENL North Championship semifinal at Hillheads tomorrow (face-off 5pm). The Warriors lost to an English side for the first time in 14 months last...
Win Four Games and Secure Top 10 Finish
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEVE BRUCE has set Sunderland a target of four wins from their last seven games to secure a top-10 finish. Twelve points will see the Black Cats break the 50-point barrier, and boss Bruce believes that will be enough to...
Yob Neighbour Given a Ban; Residents Lives Are Made Misery
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A NUISANCE neighbour has been banned from parts of Tyneside after being accused of making life a misery for residents. Amy Brown is not allowed to enter the Annitsford and Fordley areas of North Tyneside after the council...
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