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 February 14, 2011

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DUNN (Stakeford). James Maving. Marjorie, Jean and Dennis sincerely thank all family and friends for their sympathetic understanding following Jim's sad death. Special thanks to all at Stakeford Methodist Church, to Rev'd. Sue Nicol for her memorable...
A REAL Life Whodunit Is Set for Yet Another Dramatic Twist. Supreme Court Judges to Hear Compensation Appeal
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON A REAL life whodunit is set for yet another dramatic twist. Wrongly convicted Andrew Adams will tomorrow begin a fight for compensation after spending 14 years in jail for a murder he did not commit. Today it emerged...
A Wake Up Call to Stop Smoking; A Grandfather Who Suffered a Heart Attack at a Young Age Has Quit Smoking and Changed His Whole Lifestyle Thanks to the Help of a North East Health Service. Reporter SARAH SCOTT Explains
Byline: SARAH SCOTT AS he gives his wife and their 10-month-old granddaughter a Valentine's Day hug, Ken Tweddle knows he is lucky to be alive. The 47-year-old admits he wouldn't have been around to be a granddad to 10-monthold Hannah-Sophie...
Black Cats Earn Their Spurs Even in a Defeat
Byline: RON TURNBULL OUR Sunshine Fund Ball winner RON TURNBULL gives his report on Sunderland's home defeat to Spurs on Saturday. A CROWD of 41,000 welcomed the two teams in an eagerlyawaited clash at the magnificent Stadium of Light, where...
Bogie Pleased to[.]; BLUE SQUARE BET PL
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD sparkled at the home of the Diamonds as Ian Bogie's men exorcised the nightmare of last season's 8-0 mauling at Nene Park. A Luke Prosser own goal and Jon Shaw's 13th of the season gave Gateshead a 2-0 win at fellow...
British Film Sweeps the Board at Baftas Ceremony
COLIN Firth admitted there was "immense excitement" about the forthcoming Oscars ceremony where he will be hoping to repeat his Bafta triumph. The King's Speech swept the board at the ceremony in central London last night. Firth, who is favourite...
Cestrians Are Streets Ahead Even without Dixon
CHESTER-LE-STREET duly retained their women's four-stage title even without inform Alyson Dixon, who lined up in the Cestrians' incomplete second string. Dixon showed no signs of tiredness after a superb performance in last weekend's Dewsbury 10k...
Clarke Says Talks Will Stay Secret; Snub for Pleural Plaques Fight
Byline: WILLIAM GREEN JUSTICE Secretary Ken Clarke has refused to reveal secret Whitehall talks about compensating pleural plaques victims. In a bid to get answers for sufferers, The Chronicle used freedom of information rules to request details...
Club Starlets Are So[.]; Youthful Gateshead Squad Lifts Road Relay Title
Byline: BILL McGUIRK GATESHEAD Harriers turned out a young team, but it was still strong enough to lift the North Eastern Counties Road Relay Championship at Hetton Lyons Park for the third successive year. With an average age of 21, the Tyneside...
Community Support Makes a Difference; SARAH SCOTT Looks at a North East Service Which Has Helped People across the Region Cope with Anxiety and Depression as It Celebrates Its Two-Year Anniversar Y
IT is a service which is there to help people across the region when they need it most, and now it is celebrating a special anniversary. A rapid referral service to help Northumberland residents deal with anxiety and depression is celebrating its second...
Coping with Noise That Just Won't Go Away; FOR Millions of People across Britain, the Noise Never Stops. in the Wake of Tinnitus Awareness Week, Reporter SARAH SCOTT Looks at the Problems of Tinnitus and How to Avoid It
Byline: SARAH SCOTT IF that ringing in your ears isn't the doorbell, you could be one of the 4.7 million UK adults who suffer from tinnitus. The condition is a noise in the head or the ears that has no external source. Although it's often...
Cost of Moat Manhunt; Police Reveal and Defend Pounds 1.4m Bill to Track Down Fugitive Killer
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY THE Raoul Moat manhunt cost police more than pounds 1.4m, it was revealed today. It took officers and staff from 18 police forces seven days to find the killer when he went on the run after his gun rampage began in Birtley,...
Deaths
OLIVER (Wallsend). Formerly of Felling. Died peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 9th February 2011, aged 59 years, Billy, devoted and much loved dad of Emma and Paul. Billy will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Please meet for Funeral Service...
Deaths
ADAMSON (Birtley). Peacefully in hospital on February 1st, aged 85 years, Doreen, beloved sister-in-law, aunt and great aunt. Will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Would friends please meet at St. John's Church on Thursday 17th February at...
Eagles in Quest for New Recruits; Super Road Win despite Injury Crisis
Byline: PAUL NILSEN NEWCASTLE Eagles chief Paul Blake has vowed to draft in reinforcements to maintain the club's title challenge after confirming sharpshooter Joe Chapman will miss the rest of the BBL season with a ruptured Achilles. Already...
Embracing Challenges of Condition
NAME: Nina McAleer AGE: 36 JOB TITLE: COPD Community Matro n WHERE DO YOU WORK? Newcastle Community Chest Service. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE? I work between primary and secondary care assessing patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Great Toe-Tapping Time for All Ages; Weekend of Music and Dance
Byline: SARA NICHOL RAIN and cold couldn't put a dampener on a weekend packed full of events on Tyneside. Young and old showed-off their best moves at a dance project in Newcastle's Eldon Square. Dancers from different generations came together...
GREEDY Jade Brown Leaves Court Grinning after [..]; She Betrayed Trust to Steal from Store Where She Worked
Byline: VICKY ROBSON GREEDY Jade Brown leaves court grinning after admitting stealing from the shop where she worked. Brown abused her position of trust by helping herself to stock to flog on the internet. She stole pounds 1,300-worth of Croc...
Hammer Killer Stays in Prison; Effort to Have Sentence Slashed Is Dismissed at Appeal Court
Byline: COREENA FORD A CARER who battered a pensioner to death has failed to persuade judges his jail term was too stern. Bully Keith Stephen Lockhart, 48, rained 66 hammer blows on 67-yearold disabled Billy Mackereth, at his home in Eslington...
Happy Valentine's Day! DR SCOTT'S SURGERY with Dr Mike Scott
Byline: Dr Mike Scott It seems that everywhere you look there are hearts on display and pink champagne looks to be this year's gift of choice. Quite when love and the human heart became so closely entwined I have no idea. But it isn't going...
HE Spent Three Decades Pounding the Beat [..]; Memoirs of a PC on the Streets
Byline: SARAH SCOTT HE spent three decades pounding the beat so Gordon Shepherd definitely has a few stories to tell. Now the retired Northumbria Police officer has penned some of the most unforgettable incidents over his 30-year career with...
I Feel like I Have Been Let Down by the Justice System; Tenants Wreck a Family Home, but Judge Says
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FILTH cakes the kitchen, doors hang limply from their hinges and rubbish litters the living room - the result of a 12-month wrecking spree by tearaway tenants. But home owner Lisa Souter was left footing the pounds 20,000...
I Feel like I Have Been Let Down by the Justice System; Tenants Wreck a Family Home, but Judge Says: It's Not the Estate Agents Fault
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FILTH cakes the kitchen, doors hang limply from their hinges and rubbish litters the living room - the result of a 12-month wrecking spree by tearaway tenants. But home owner Lisa Souter was left footing the pounds 20,000...
'I Had to Make the Screaming Stop' Advertisement Feature
NEIGHBOURS making noise is nothing new. But what would you do if you heard someone in real distress? When Sandy heard the terrible screams next door she was faced with a difficult dilemma ... I always try to be friendly with my neighbours. Whether...
Inconvenient Truth Is They Could Vanish; Spending a Penny Could Become Increasingly Difficult Soon, as Councils Are Considering Closing Public Conveniences to Help Deal with Budget Cuts. ANDREW GLOVER Reports
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER TIME was they were a lifesaver found on many of our streets - but fears are growing for the future our remaining public loos. It may be an inconvenient truth, but Britain's network of public toilets are under threat and...
In Memoriam
BROWN (Newburn). Lawrence (Larty). Your always on my mind, especially today our 30th Anniversary, wish you were here with me, miss you very much, love you forever. Your wife June xxxxx. CARROLL (Teams). George, loving memories of a dear brother,...
Irish Sighs as Hopes of Away Win Dashed
Byline: Mark Smith London Irish ............................ 23 Newcastle Falcons ..................14 NEWCASTLE Falcons are still searching for their first away win of the season, after a second-half capitulation blew their chances at London Irish...
Latest Metro Card Unveiled; Biggest Initiative outside London
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL METRO operator Nexus today unveiled its new smartcard system - the biggest initiative of its kind outside London. Transport bosses revealed the name of the travel smartcard as Pop. The pounds 15m scheme is designed to...
Maggie's a Chronicl Appeal; MAGGIE'S MATTERS with Denise Heron
WAKING up this morning I was full of optimism that the postman would be laden with lots of cards for me .... but, alas, not a single one popped through the letterbox! No doubt Jessica will return from school with one or two. Valentine's Day has...
May Imelda Keep Rocking; IMELDA May Played Newcastle's O2 Academy at the Weekend. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Was at the Rockabilly Delight of a Show That Suited All Musical Tastes
Byline: GORDON BARR IT WAS hardly Mayhem, but when it came to putting on a solid performance, Imelda May showed today's young pop pretenders how it should be done. The fact the audience in the packed O2 consisted of all ages and walks of life...
Mistakes Mean This Is One That Got Away
Byline: MATT LESLIE THE phrase 'prize-giving is done in May not January' never seemed more apt following Sunderland's loss at home to Spurs last Saturday. FA Cup exit aside, last month the Black Cats instilled a belief among supporters that their...
New Outpatient Centre Is Boost to Community; Reporter SARAH SCOTT Takes a Look at the New Developments at a North East Outpatient Centre Which Is Providing Increasing Health Services to People in the Local Community
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A NORTH East community is reaping the benefits of a special outpatient centre, bringing more health services to local people. The project to bring services closer to people's homes has proved to be extremely popular with patients....
New Peer-Led Sex Education Class; Reporter SARAH SCOTT Takes a Look at a New Peer-to-Peer Sex X Education Programme E for Young People in the North East
Byline: SARAH SCOTT es - chalth ens. umnew KEEPING up with the time these young people are teac ing their peers sexual hea lessons in modern 21st Ce tury sex education sessions. A group of 15 students at Northu berland College have pioneered...
One -Pointers Have to Find Their Way to Goal
Byline: John Gibson UNITED'S one-pointers rumble on to Birmingham tomorrow night desperately searching within their ranks for a regular goalscorer to turn draws into deserved victories. Once again the Magpies gave up two points at Blackburn Rovers,...
PARENTS Are Being Warned of a Secret Code Youngsters [..]; Have Perverts Found a New Way to Infiltrate Chatrooms?
Byline: SARA NICHOL PARENTS are being warned of a secret code youngsters are using to hide their conversations on internet chat rooms. 'Code 9' is a system, thought to have been started by "unsavoury characters" online, which involves kids sending...
Positive Attitude Goes Underwarded; Lack of Firepower May Be a Concern, but United Show Attacking Intent in Ewood Park Stalemate
Byline: Lee Ryder IT MAY have only been a small step towards survival for Newcastle United at Ewood Park, but it was an important one. The light at the end of the tunnel is not quite shining through just yet for Newcastle, however, a few more...
Punters Panel
PAUL BURR IF we had crossed the ball like this during the first half of the season we would be in line for a European slot, easily. Newcastle looked a solid, focused and, dare I say, comfortable Premier League side, on top of its game - apart from...
Punters Panel
ROBIN RAMSEY JENNIE JACKSON GORDON MABON FOR the third game in a row, we got our noses in front only to throw away the lead and end up empty-handed. FOR the third game in a row we have thrown away a lead. What was disappointing was that we had started...
Respect the Game; United Goalkeeper Harper Backs Behaviour Scheme
Byline: DAN WARBURTON TOON shotstopper Steve Harper today backs a bid to bring respect to grassroots football. The Tyneside favourite has thrown his weight behind a scheme to promote good behaviour in youngsters' football. Alongside the Newcastle...
Reunited
I AM writing on behalf of my mother Mrs Edith Hope, nee Thornburn. She would like to know if a Miss Nan Rowlinson of Overfield Road, Fawdon, Gosforth, is still alive or if Nan's family remember Edith. Edith and Nan met at RAF Compton Bassett...
Scarred for Life, Girl in Nightspot Bottle Hell; 19-Year-Old Left Blood-Soaked after Bottle Thrown at Her
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL JAGGED marks scar the face of a teenager injured in a nightspot glassing ordeal. Charlotte Hardisty was scarred for life when a bottle thrown across a crowded Tyneside bar slit her forehead open as she enjoyed a night out...
Seahorses Win at a Canter - after a Half-Time Blast; FA CARLSBERG VASE
MANAGER Ian Chandler is not counting chickens, but is still reasonably confident Whitley Bay can make it to the final of the FA Carlsberg Vase for a third season running. Not that he was happy with his team's first-half performance in the fifthround...
Tait Still Happy despite Two Points Dropped; BLUE SQUARE NORTH
BLYTH Spartans dropped two home points but increased their unbeaten run to eight games following a goalless stalemate against Eastwood Town. It was the first time in 17 games that the Spartans had failed to find the net, though they nearly snatched...
Top Team for Sexual Health; These North East Health Workers Rose to the Challenge of Raising Awareness of Sexual Health. Reporter SARAH SCOTT Explains.: " despite the Awful Weather Last Winter They Trudged through Snow and Ice to Get to Appointed Sessions"
Byline: SARAH SCOTT THEY braved all sorts of weather to reach their target audience and raise awareness for sexual health. Now this group have been rewarded for their efforts. The group of health professionals in County Durham and Darlington...
True Model Behaviour; Youngsters from Teenage Cancer Trust in Fundraising Fashion Show
Byline: SARAH SCOTT THEY took to the catwalk like seasoned professionals with huge smiles on their faces, posing for the audience. But the children and teenagers commanding the catwalk are patients in the Teenage Cancer Trust suite at Newcastle's...
Valentine's Surprise; Shop Staff Pose in Lingerie to Raise Cancer Care Cash
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL A GROUP of sales assistants raised charity cash and more than a few smiles by posing in lingerie. The Debenhams shop workers left little to the imagination in the window of the Metrocentre store in Gateshead. The...
Vipers Left Seeing Stars in Key Loss
Byline: JAMES HUNTER NEWCASTLE VIPERS saw their play-off hopes suffer a blow as they lost 4-1 at rivals Dundee Stars last night. Vipers' 7-2 home win over basement side Edinburgh Capitals - along with Stars' 6-3 reverse at Hull - closed the gap...
Warriors See Title Hopes Knocked
WHITLEY Warriors' hopes of adding the Northern League title to the English National League crown they captured last month suffered a blow when they lost 4-1 at league leaders Fife Flyers. However, the Hillheads outfit did continue to dominate the...
WE DON'T FEAR ANY TEAM; Tiote Issues a Warning to United Rivals Tiote Is Defiant
Byline: LEE RYDER CHEICK TIOTE has warned the rest of the Premier League that Newcastle United "will not fear anybody" as they look to close in on top-flight survival. The Ivory Coast ace seems to epitomise United's fighting spirit this season....
We Gifted Spurs Equaliser - Bruce
Byline: MATT LESLIE CUT OUT the mistakes from set-plays if you want to step up to the next level - that's frustrated Sunderland boss Steve Bruce's message to his deflated troops. Following the previous week's penaltybox muddle which allowed Stoke...
We Have Had Such a Positive Response from the Article [.. Cancer Patient Searching for Bone Marrow Match
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER ahead with a transplant after this dose of treatment, provided they can find a donor. "They haven't found a match for him yet, but they are still searching the register. All we can do is keep everything crossed." Some...
'We Must Prove We Want It More Than Rivals'
FALCONS boss Alan Tait was left to rue his side's game of two halves on Saturday, as they fell 23-14 at London Irish. A promising first-half effort was offset by a onesided second 40, with the head coach saying afterwards: "We were in their faces...
Williamson: I Won't Give Up My Shirt without a Fight
Byline: LEE RYDER MIKE WILLIAMSON has insisted he is still very much "living the dream" in the heart of Newcastle United's back four. The Stoke-born defender excelled against Blackburn in a display that had Alan Pardew raving. And now Williamson...
You'll Be a Mark-Ed Man, Ashy
MARK CUETO has warned Chris Ashton he must be prepared for life as a marked man - starting in England's showdown with RBS Six Nations title rivals France. Ashton became the first England player to score four tries in one Five or Six Nations match...
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