Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from October 24, 2011

Are You Up to the Job? If You Have Ever Considered Adopting a Child, Now Is the Perfect Time to Apply. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains Why Placements Are Urgently Needed in the North East
PEOPLE who can offer permanent homes are urgently needed for children in the North East. There are thousands of children throughout the country in care waiting for new families and with Christmas not far away for some youngsters, what Santa will...
Brave Tayls Wins Fresh Praise
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW feels Steven Taylor's willingness to play through the pain barrier against Wigan shows Newcastle United are "up for the fight" when it comes to taking on the Premier League big guns. Taylor broke his nose against...
Bride's Tears for Her Husband
Byline: SARA NICHOL NEW bride Cheryl Dunn today fought back tears to pay an emotional tribute to her war hero hubby Steven. Corporal Dunn and Cheryl had only been married for five months when he was killed by a roadside IED while on patrol in...
Cab Just Marv-Ellous for Us - Sylvain
SYLVAIN Marveaux has backed Yohan Cabaye to deliver "more of the same" after opening his account with Newcastle United in front of the Gallowgate End against plucky Wigan. The French winger came off the bench to provide his fellow countryman with...
Camera Does Not Lie for Heed Hero; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: JEFF BOWRON BLUE Square Bet Premier leading scorer Jon Shaw grabbed Gateshead's late winner at Telford - but it took video evidence to prove it. With six minutes left at the New Bucks Head, substitute Martin Brittain's deep cross saw...
Cameron and Sarkozy Clash; Eurozone Tensions Boil Over
DAVID Cameron was today involved in a furious row with French president Nicolas Sarkozy as tensions over the eurozone crisis boiled over. The two men clashed during a six-hour EU summit in Brussels as leaders sought to hammer out a solution to the...
Challenges Are Faced Every Day
NAME: Liz Stokle AGE: 51 JOB TITLE: Senior Health Protection Nurse WHERE DO YOU WORK? Health Protection Agency North East, Citygate, Newcastle WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE? Working with a brilliant team of doctors, nurse practitioners and support staff...
Child Creations Brought to Life; a Young Reviewer JESSICA MURRAY Catches First Draft at Newcastle's Live Theatre
Byline: JESSICA MURRAY IN a child''s imagination there are no boundaries - no name is too weird, no scenario unfeasible, no storyline too unusual. First Draft at Live Theatre allows the inner workings of young people''s creative minds to be displayed...
Comrade Can Make Mark at Yarmouth
COMRADE Bond can claim a richly deserved first victory when he lines up at Yarmouth. The Mark Tompkinstrained three-year-old is still winless after 12 starts, but that in no way tells the full story. He has, after all, turned in valiant efforts...
Cuggy Fury as Blyth's Travel Sickness Strikes Again; BLUE SQ BET NORTH
BLYTH Spartans' dismal away form continued when they went down 4-0 to bottom-half club Gloucester City. A Tyler Weir super strike put the home side ahead at Whaddon Road, home of Cheltenham Town, with a super strike on the half hour. Will Morford...
Cut-Price Season Ticket Deal from Mike; Pards Thanks Patient Fans
Byline: LEE RYDER MIKE ASHLEY has moved to turn St James' Park back into the fortress that once helped deliver Champions League football - by offering season tickets at half-price. The Toon tycoon has been so impressed by United's support in...
Deaths
ATKINSON (Cruddas Park). Late of Scotswood. In hospital on October 18th, aged 50 years, Brian, dearly loved husband of Gill (nee Buxton) and a dear dad of David, Brian, Leanne and Carley, also a much loved granda of Chanice, Ellie and David. Cremation...
'Dreamboat' Is Living the Dream; I'm So Happy at Toon - Cab
Byline: LEE RYDER YOHAN CABAYE'S assessment of his move to Newcastle United so far is concise and straight to the point: "It is a dream, and I don't want the dream to finish!" The Frenchman - who had his name chanted again throughout United's latest...
Driven out by Parking Issues; Shop Owners Claim Trade Is Being Hit by the Road Design
Byline: FRANCESCA INFANTE SLUMP-hit shop owners say trade is suffering because of a car park shambles. Traders in the Eldon Garden section of Newcastle's Eldon Square shopping centre are already battling the recession, but they say poor signage...
Dunting or a Stint, Anyone? Bid to Be Part of Historic Brotherhood
Byline: DAVE BLACK A RARE chance join the historic brotherhood who own swathes of a seaside town has come up for grabs. Freeholders Lords of the Manor, in Newbiggin-bythe-Sea, Northumberland, are offering a newcomer the chance to acquire a 'stint',...
Eastenders Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains How Children on Tyneside Are Waltzing Their Way to Healthier Lifestyles
Byline: HELEN RAE DANCING, football and cycling are just some of the activities children on Tyneside are taking part in every day in a bid to increase their physical activity levels. These types of sports now form part of their routine thanks...
Falcons Sre Beaten by Luck of the Irish; MATCH ANALYSIS
Byline: Mark Smith London Irish ............................. 39 Newcastle Falcons .................. 23 NEWCASTLE Falcons' chances of LV=Cup semi-final qualification took a major dent in Berkshire as London Irish sent them tumbling to third in...
Gateshead Pip Morpeth after Results Drama; Sherman Cup Joy 24 Hours On
TWENTY-FOUR hours after scrutinising the results, Gateshead Harriers were announced winners of the Sherman Cup cross-country races at Temple Park, South Shields. Morpeth Harriers were originally named as winners of the trophy but a recheck found...
Gunmen Hunt Hit by CCTV Sham; Cameras at Heist Scene Have Been off for Four Years
Byline: DAN ROBINSON and JAMES BURTON EFFORTS to catch gunmen behind a heist suffered a setback - as CCTV cameras have been off for years. The street cameras covering the raid-hit cash machine have not been operational for at least four years,...
Healing Power of Verse in Hospital; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains Why Student Nurses Are Being Encouraged to Embrace the Healing Power of Poetry
Byline: HELEN RAE STUDENT nurses at Northumbria University are being encouraged to write poetry to reflect on and understand their role alongside their scientific studies. The first year students are offered the opportunity of writing Haiku -...
Health in Brief
CHARITY Allergy UK is conducting a survey to create a picture overview of allergy sufferers nationwide. The survey, on the charity's website at www.allergyuk.org, is being carried out ahead of November's indoor allergy week. The charity wants to build...
Helping Hands across the Border for Medal Glory
THREE of the region's athletes assisted their Scottish clubs to a podium finish in the Scottish Cross-Country Relay Championships in Cumbernauld. Blaydon's Hester Dix, Durham City's Rosie Smith and Maxine Czarnecka of Morpeth crossed the border to...
He Should Know Better; Court Hears of Vicious Double Attack by Pensioner of 76
Byline: ROB KENNEDY AGED almost 80 he really should have known better. But when widower Stanley Roberts was berated by a friend of his former partner, he erupted in a rage. And the 76-year-old, who lost his wife in 2006 before marrying an...
Hunt for Attacker after Teen Raped; 18-Year-Old Assaulted off City Street as She Made Her Way Home
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A RAPIST who attacked a teen after offering to walk her home is being hunted. As detectives continue efforts to trace the predator who knocked a man out to rape his friend in Whitley Bay last week, a second attacker is...
"I'm So Proud of Him, Not Just for His Work in the Army. I Think of Him Every Day and Miss Him So Much.". Who Died a Hero While Serving in Afghanistan
He knew he was going to be in Afghanistan over Christmas so he'd given his mum a list of Christmas presents to buy me from him." The couple met while on a night out in 2006 and formed a friendship that soon blossomed into more. They married at Kingston...
Infant Sufferaed Agony, but This Pair Just Blamed One Another .. Who Inflicted "Appalling" Injuries on an Infant Remains a Riddle
Byline: DAN WARBURTON ONLY these two people know how a toddler suffered "appalling" injuries - and they're not saying. Over five days the infant was subject to a campaign of abuse which left them with more than 30 soft tissue injuries and broken...
In Memoriam
CARR (Elswick). Late of Back Scotswood Road. Kathleen Ann (Katie Bannon). In memory of a dear mother, nana and auntie, died 24th October 2009, also a dear father Neville.W O'Neill, died 2nd September 1987. An empty chair, a missing smile. R.I.P Ma,...
In Memoriam
HALL (South Heaton). Precious memories of a very special dad John, who passed away one year today. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and said follow me. With broken hearts and tearful eyes we watched...
Making a Real Difference
ADOPTIVE parents Lynn and Andrew always knew they wanted a family, but conceiving naturally was difficult for them. When fertility treatment didn''t work, the couple began to consider adoption. Lynn said: "From the outset, we weren''t thinking...
Noisy Neighbour Told: That's Fine; Publican Hit with Pounds 700 Fine and Pounds 674 Costs for Racket
Byline: DAN WARBURTON MOTOWN classics gave his neighbours the blues - now publican Terrence Borley's soulful numbers have landed him in court. Blasting out live gigs and DJ sets from the Bay Horse pub, the landlord made life a misery for neighbours...
Not Our Best Day, Admits Pardew
ALAN PARDEW admits Newcastle United were "not brilliant" against Wigan - but feels his black and white troops are beginning to show the hallmarks of a side who can turn on the style when they need it. Pardew was grateful to Yohan Cabaye, who served...
ON Saturday Shirley Smith and [...]
ON Saturday Shirley Smith and daughter Jo will be holding an Open Day for Maggie's at their shop, Papercuts, in Whitley Bay - which their followers say "creates a touch of imagination". I've known Shirley for years. In fact, since we first started...
Peace and Protests; Walking through City Streets but for Different Reasons
Byline: MICHAEL OWENS MORE than 1,000 people marched through Newcastle city in protest at Government cuts to benefit support for disabled people. Protesters - including activists, disabled people and their friends and families - gathered at the...
Pounds 1m of Illegal Drugs Are Taken off Our Streets; Links between Tyneside and Liverpool
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH DRUGS worth pounds 1m on the street were seized by police in an operation Cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine and benzylpiperazine pills were recovered as eight men were jailed for a sophisticated criminal operation pumping drugs...
Pounds 500,000 to Help Beat Breast Cancer; Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains How New Digital Mammography Equipment Is Set to Save Many Patients' Lives in the North East
Byline: HELEN RAE A NORTH East health trust has invested more than half a million pounds in new digital mammography equipment for breast imaging. Digital mammography X-ray equipment was first installed in Wansbeck General Hospital in Northumberland...
Result Was Krul on Wigan, Admits Goalkeeper Tim
WIGAN Athletic may have lost six games on the spin and lie bruised and battered at the foot of the Premier League table - but Tim Krul feels the Latics handed Newcastle United their toughest test to date at St James' Park. Plucky Wigan fought well...
Reunited
I AM trying to trace my father's family in the Durham area. Sydney Stonehouse was born April 27 1919. Son of Elizabeth Anne Stonehouse (nee Smith) - daughter of Emmanuel Pepper (Blacksmith) and George Wilkinson Stonehouse - son of James Stonehouse...
Shock as RCA Are Bitten by Terriers; STL NORTHERN LGE
BEDLINGTON Terriers' jointmanager Tony Lowery warned last week about the unpredictability of cup ties. Whether his claim was aimed at encouraging his side, only he knows. However, he was spot on as Terriers defied the odds to beat favourites...
Sir Bobby's Auctiion Nets Charity Pounds 170,0; Money Raised Is a Testament to Great Man's Memory
Byline: ROB PATTINSON IN the end, a charity billed as "the most spectacular ever" was summed up best in the words of the man it was held to honour. At last count the Sir Bobby Breakthrough Auction had pulled in more than pounds 170,000 with more...
Sister Zoey Shares a Birthday-Yet Again
Byline: SARA NICHOL IT WAS a case of delivery room deja vu for these expectant sisters. Mum-of-two Zoey Parker had already defied odds of 125,000 to one when she gave birth to a baby boy on the same day as her sister Tammy four years ago. ...
Sneddon Saves the Best until Very Last; SPEEDWAY
NEWCASTLE DIAMONDS.. 56 PLYMOUTH DEVILS...........39 SKIPPER Derek Sneddon enjoyed his best match of Newcastle's illstarred season, writes BARRY WALLACE. He notched 15 (paid 17) points from six races against Plymouth at Byker last night in the final...
Strictly Speaking Dance Can Help; in a Modern World of Gizmos, Gadgets and Electronic Media, One Dance Company Is Encouraging Parents Not to Undervalue the Importance of Natural Play and Movement, and How It Can Aid a Child's Future Development. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
mobe THE health, social and em tional benefits that can gained from participating arts activities are becomi more widely understood, p ticularly for young people. ing parocial Using drama to break down so barriers and build confidence; so and music...
Tait's Praise for Team's 'Never-Say-Die Spirit'
ALAN Tait refused to tear into his Newcastle Falcons side - despite his players conceding a point a minute in the closing quarter of their 39-23 LV= Cup loss at London Irish. Thirteen of those came from Kiwi replacement Dan Bowden, with the head...
Toon Fans Are Asked to Show Their Support; Foundation Wants to Make Wish Come True
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A TOON charity today launches a bid to make the wishes of aspiring young footballers come true. The Newcastle United Foundation are calling on Chronicle readers and Newcastle United fans to get behind them in their Wish campaign....
Toon Hire a Cab, but It's Still No Easy Ride
Byline: John Gibson A WIN is three points regardless of struggle or style - and so United stride on undefeated and a shock member of the Premiership's Fab Four. Sure it was not pretty, it was pretty dire. Having expected so little this season...
United's Cut-Price Season Ticket Deal; Another Seat for Half the Price
Byline: ANDY HUGHES NEWCASTLE United chiefs will today offer season ticket-holders the chance to buy an additional seat for half the price in a recession-busting one-off deal. With only five home games gone this season, fans who already have...
Unstoppable Magpies Loving the High Life; MATCH ANALYSIS
THEY are fourth in the table, their dressing-room harmony was epitomised by a mass player celebration after extending their unbeaten run to 11 games, their manager is a prime candidate for boss of the month, their centreback refused to leave the pitch...
Wander-Ful Result Is One to Build On
Byline: JAMES HUNTER STEPHANE SESSEGNON says Sunderland's weekend win at Bolton must be the catalyst for a recovery - and not just a one-off. The Wearsiders' poor start to the season had left them hovering above the bottom three on goal difference...
We Need Lollipop Ladies, Say Parents Worried by Proposal; Residents Will Receive 'Everything Must
Byline: JAMES BURTON ; JONATHON TAYLOR FEARFUL Gateshead parents have slammed proposed lollipop lady job cuts. Lee O'Neil said he was scared to think of son Taylor, 10, crossing the busy road outside Brandling Primary School on his own. "I've...
We Need to Know What You Think; Views Are Being Sought to Influence How a Choice of Provider for Diagnostic Services Is Offered to Patients in the North East. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
TYNESIDE residents are being asked to give their views on what information they would need to make an informed choice between two or more different providers of diagnostic services. As part of the Government's plans to give patients more choice...
Where Will Axe Fall to Make Pounds 38m Cuts? Residents Will Receive 'Everything Must Go' List and Can Have Their Say on What Will Go
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON; JAMES BURTON SAVAGE Government cuts will see a Tyneside town hall consider slashing pounds 38m of services including closing libraries, cutting winter road maintenance and axing lollipop ladies. Council bosses in Gateshead...
Win Brings Reebok Relief for Cats Boss
Byline: JAMES HUNTER THANK heaven for the fixture planners! Under pressure and in need of a win, there is no one Steve Bruce would rather face than Bolton. Sunderland boast a 100% record against the Trotters under Bruce, and they made it five...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro COMMITMENTS are being made in love which can change the course of your life, so make sure you think with both your head and your heart and don''t be led by family. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 SECRETLY...
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