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 September 22, 2011

A Day in the Life
CHRIS Scott, associate at Smithers Purslow Consulting Engineers and Surveyors, which has recently opened a new office in Newcastle. 6am - Once I've had my breakfast and got myself ready, I usually head to the office. But if I'm training for an event...
Agency Is Making a Big Noise
Byline: IAIN LAING FAST-growing media agency Shout Digital has appointed three new recruits off the back of winning a host of national and international contracts. The Jesmond-based agency has welcomed head of user experience Steve Archbold,...
Alastair Takes Taxing New Role
Byline: IAIN LAING ACCOUNTANCY firm Tait Walker has announced a new partner in its tax team. Alastair Wilson is a wellknown face in the regional financial sector after more than a decade working for the 'big four' accountancy firms, including spells...
Amazing Pictures of a Photographer, 10; Talented Schoolgirl Macy Raises Money for Good Cause
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A TYNESIDE schoolgirl is to stage her own photo exhibition - at the age of 10. Macy Youngman is a budding photographer with a keen eye for detail and she's spent the last few months taking stunning shots of landmarks...
Birthday Memories
BELL (Consett). Formerly Washington. Claire, you were taken from me far too soon, I miss you so much, you will always be loved and in my heart. All my love Graeme xxx. BELL (Consett). Formerly Washington. To our loving daughter Claire, on what would...
Bolam Quits New Tricks; Former Likely Lad, 76, Says Popular Series Was '
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN FORMER Likely Lad James Bolam has shocked BBC bosses after quitting hit show New Tricks only days after it was recommissioned for another two series. According to reports the popular Sunderland-born actor was said to have...
Brain Expert Speaks at Moat Inquest; Opinion over Fatal Shooting
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG A LEADING brain expert believes trapped gunman Raoul Moat could not have "involuntarily" fired his suicide shot into his head after being hit by an experimental Taser round. The cornered killer would have had to display...
Bringing out Best in Boys
HE has climbed some of the world's highest mountains and followed in the footsteps of polar explorers - now Luke Francis has embarked on a new exciting challenge. This term, he took over the reins at Newcastle School for Boys, in Gosforth, replacing...
Cheer We Go , Girls Jetting off to Florida; Tyneside Youngsters off to America to Compete with Rivals in World Championships
Byline: RUTH LAWSON THESE girls have got a spring in their step that will take them all the way to America. A team of top cheerleaders from South Tyneside Cheerleading Academy (STCA) have wowed coaches at the national cheerleading trials to bag...
Come In' the Next No 9; the Next Generation of Football Stars Are out There Somewhere, and a New Project on Tyneside Has Pledged to Find Them. TOM MULLEN Finds out More
Byline: TOM MULLEN GOAL-SCORING great Alan Shearer discovered his love for the game as a child kicking a ball around the streets of Tyneside. And the likes of Geordie football favourites Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll and Steve Harper were also spotted...
Council Jobs Freeze Set to Continue; Bosses Are Looking to Save Pounds 38 Million as Cuts Bite
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON A JOBS freeze will continue at Gateshead as council bosses look to save pounds 38m. Officers say further redundancies are likely as the council prepares for the latest round of Government spending cuts. The search for...
Deaths
ANDERSON (Gateshead). Sadly on 19th September, aged 68 years, Judith Elizabeth (Judy, nee Newton), a much loved mam, grandma and great grandma. Missed by her family and friends. Friends invited to service at Saltwell Crematorium, on Monday 26th September...
Eagles Gaffer Fab to Prove His Point
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS FAB Flournoy feels he has a "point to prove" on the court this season - as he dismisses suggestions of scaling back his Newcastle Eagles playing commitments this season. Flournoy missed large chunks of last season through...
Fallen for You Looks for a Reversal
FALLEN For You can reverse form with Lyric Of Light in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. The star duo again go head to head following a rousing tussle at Doncaster in the May Hill Stakes, in which Lyric Of Light was the narrow winner following...
Flying the Flag for Glee and Pride; Pop Act Scooch Have a Busy Weekend Ahead of Them, as Local Band Member David Ducasse Tells Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR
Byline: GORDON BARR YOU can see the Glee on David Ducasse's face. But then the South Shields entertainer and one fourth of hit-makers Scooch has every reason to be gleeful ... he's not only performing at his town's Customs House on Saturday,...
Fresh Hope on Depression; North Scientists' Pioneering Work
Byline: DAN WARBURTON ASPIRING artist Catriona Allcroft today reveals her battle with depression as Tyneside scientists give fresh hope for those hit with the disorder. The 21-year-old has suffered bouts of the disorder since her childhood and...
Graduates Secure Roles with Top Firm
Byline: IAIN LAING ACCOUNTANCY firm Deloitte has taken on 18 graduates from across the North East - the firm's largest intake since 2009. Having overcome fierce competition and an overwhelming number of graduate applications, the new generation...
Have a Merry Time Solving This Puzzle
Byline: Steve Humble Dear Dr Maths, My daughter was given the following question for her homework and we are not sure how to solve it! Can you help? A merry-go-round has four horses to ride on. After four children have their first go on the ride,...
Hero Soldier Dies in Freak Accident; Guardsman Who Served in Afghanistan Thrown from Pick-Up Truck
Byline: ROB PATTINSON A BRAVE soldier who survived fighting on the frontline has been killed in a freak road accident. Lance Sergeant Chris Parker, from Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, died when he was thrown from the back of a pick-up truck after...
High Entry for Society Open
Byline: SAM HARRIS THE Whitley Bay Angling Society Open Shore Angling Festival, which was held last Sunday, had an entry of 192 rods - including four juniors. A total of 49 seniors and one junior weighed in, first place going to Ken Robinson...
In Brief
NORHAM Running Club is hosting their 25th Norham 10k Road Race on Sunday, September 25 with a noon start. The challenging and scenic course weaves its way across both sides of the English and Scottish Borders before finishing on Norham Village Green....
In Memoriam
CLARK (Fenham). Alan. Gone are the days we used to share, in our hearts you're always there, gates of memory will never close, we miss you more than anyone knows. Your understanding heart, intelligent mind, miss you Dad, you're one of a kind. Love...
It Is Tyne for a Festival of Fishing
Byline: DAVID CARRICK THIS Saturday sees the Tyne Fishing Festival on the River Tyne and its tributaries when anglers who have bought into the fishing for the day will be out in force trying to catch Tyne salmon and sea-trout. One thing is for...
It's All Shipshape at Swan Hunter; Chance to See Rebirth of the Famous Yard
Byline: SARAH SCOTT SOME of the world's greatest ships were born there - and now it's undergoing its own rebirth. The Swan Hunter shipyard is opening its gates to give you a glimpse behind the scenes. Visitors are being invited for a tour...
JONAS TRUSTS GUT INSTINCT; I Don't Look at League Table, Insists United Star Jonas Trusts Instinct
Byline: LEE RYDER JONAS GUTIERREZ says he is yet to look at the Premier League table this season. The Magpies go into the weekend's encounter with struggling Blackburn Rovers knowing victory against underpressure Steve Kean and company will allow...
Keep Your Heart Healthy; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
MOST people have heard the saying "you are what you eat", and will recognise that your health and well-being are affected by the food you consume. If you''re thinking about your heart however, you should know that other factors also affect your health....
Lane's on the Road to Victory at Perth
IRISH bumper winner Mart Lane had no trouble making a winning start to his career over obstacles in the Edinburgh Gin Maiden Hurdle at Perth. The 6-4 chance travelled kindly throughout in the hands of Brian Hayes (pictured below) and eased alongside...
Left Fighting for Life after Gas Blast; Man Caught in Explosion
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON A DEVOTED dad is today fighting for his life after his house exploded in a mystery gas blast. Michael Jeffery McStay, known as Jeffery, is in a critical but stable condition in Newcastle's RVI where he has undergone emergency...
Mehdi Will Beid His Time in Toon; Abeid to Play Waiting Game
Byline: LEE RYDER MEHDI ABEID has admitted playing in Newcastle United's Carling Cup clash with Nottingham Forest has whetted his appetite to make his Premier League debut when Blackburn Rovers come to Tyneside - but says he must play the waiting...
Meyler Starts out on Comeback Trail; Midfield Ace Given a Cup Run-Out
Byline: JAMES HUNTER DAVID MEYLER will need the 'kid glove' treatment as he continues his comeback from a horrific knee injury, according to Steve Bruce. The 22-year-old last night played his first game for eight months, lasting for the opening...
Murray Makes a Great Race Return
Byline: BILL McGUIRK AFTER month's of frustration due to injury, Freya Murray eventually returned to competitive action and she couldn't have wished to do it on a bigger stage than the Bupa Great North Run. The Flying Scot has been sidelined...
My Legs Will Say When I Quit, Says Robson
Byline: BILL McGUIRK HAZEL ROBSON simply can't say whether next year's Paralympics will be her athletics farewell - admitting it is her legs and not her head that will have the final say. The 32-year-old claimed her first major international...
New Bar for the Gay Triangle in Spite of Worries from Locals; Police Also Object but Council Gives the Go-Ahead
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER YET another pub is to open in Newcastle's gay triangle despite opposition from police and locals. At a licensing hearing, police raised concerns over the amount of alcohol-related crime in the city centre and residents spoke...
New Starters Have Designs on Success
A SOUTH Tyneside design company is welcoming a trio of new employees after another year of growth. Restaurant Design Associates Ltd (RDA) has recruited new staff to its team, based at Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, to assist with an increasing...
Officials Spot on This Time Says AVB
ANDRE Villas-Boas went from denouncing officials to thanking them after Chelsea ended their penalty shootout curse by beating Fulham in dramatic fashion to reach the Carling Cup fourth round. Villas-Boas began the week complaining to referees' chief...
Picking Up Tips from Game's Best; World Cup Is a Learning Curve for Pilgrim
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons' Chris Pilgrim is using the Rugby World Cup as the ideal chance to run the rule over the planet's finest scrum-halves. The 25-year-old has started all three of the Falcons' Aviva Premiership games in the No...
Pounds 25,000 for Special School; Cricket Charity Makes Donation
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A CRICKET charity has donated pounds 25,000 to give disabled children in the North East a sporting chance. Percy Hedley School, in Forest Hall, North Tyneside, received the substantial grant from the Northumberland and Durham...
Return of Hargreaves Pleases Mancini; BACK Owen Hargreaves
MANCHESTER City boss Roberto Mancini declared himself delighted for Owen Hargreaves after the midfielder marked his Blues debut with a goal in a 2-0 Carling Cup win over Chris Hughton's Birmingham. Hargreaves has been sidelined for virtually three...
Rewarded with a Little Disney Magic; Schoolchildren Win Free Tickets to Popular Ice Shows
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL CHILDREN are set to enjoy some Disney magic as a reward for good school attendance. Newcastle's Attendance Service has joined forces for the ninth consecutive year with the cast and crew from the internationally-renowned...
Schools Called to Help
NORTH East schools are being invited to sign up this term for a charity world record-breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing simultaneously. SignHealth, the national healthcare charity for deaf people, is welcoming schools from across...
Servicemen Get Chance to Learn
ANORTH East college is urging exservicemen and women to consider retraining to broaden their career prospects following the Government's announcement to cut more armed forces jobs. The Ministry of Defence has selected Gateshead College as its preferred...
Song Thief Will Strike a Chord with Audiences; the People's Theatre Celebrates Its Centenary This Year and as a Fitting Celebration, a Play by Its President, Michael Chaplin, Has Received Its Stage Premiere. Young Reviewer LYNDSEY FINERAN Went along to See It
Byline: LYNDSEY FINERAN ORIGINALLY aired on BBC Radio 4, The Song Thief is set in Edwardian Northumberland and tells the story of Stephen Haggard (Matthew Cummins), a London composer who travels the country collecting folk songs to use as a basis...
Stat's the Way as Magpies Ace Does His Best to Impress
Byline: LEE RYDER LEON BEST loves a bit of "infotainment" at Newcastle United's training ground - and when looking at the Republic of Ireland international's record since appearing in the Premier League in a black and white shirt it is easy to see...
Students Get to Grips with New Identity for School; Top Class
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL STARTING at a new school can be daunting for pupils, but especially when two schools have been merged together, with some getting used to new surroundings and others getting used to new faces. Charles Thorp Comprehensive...
Student's Glass Attack; Suspened Sentence after Brawl
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A STUDENT left two men injured in a double glass attack. Danny McVay was drinking in Jesmond, Newcastle, when trouble flared. He got into an argument with victim Shaun Rye and ended up hitting him with a glass or bottle....
Tackling Fears over Walking to School; Family Lives
THE Tyneside-based national charity Family Lives, formerly known as Parentline Plus, is reminding parents about its online support module to encourage children to walk to school. Ahead of International Walk to School Month in October, the charity...
Teachers Walk out as Academy Row Flares
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL TEACHERS at one of Tyneside's biggest schools started the first in a planned series of strikes today. Some staff at Kenton School in Newcastle walked out in a protest over its plans to convert into an academy. About...
The Figures Don't Lie - Taylor Is of International Quality
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVEN TAYLOR'S displays in a black-and-white shirt this season are of international calibre - according to the cold, hard facts. Indeed, the Chronicle can reveal just why England are taking a serious look at the Whitley Bay...
The Might of Steelmen Is Too Strong for Hebburn; STL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT CONSETT proved too strong for STL Northern League Second Division opponents Hebburn Town in last night''s Preliminary Round of the Durham Challenge Cup. The South Tynesiders were first to strike with a Dean Nicholson penalty...
There Is Still a Long and Hard Road Ahead; Clegg Warns There Are No Shortcuts to UK Recovery
NICK Clegg said he owed no apology for making compromises on Liberal Democrat policy and braced party members for more pain to come. As record borrowing figures intensified the economic gloom facing the UK, the Deputy Prime Minister said there was...
'To Let' Signs May Face Ban; Council Looking to Tackle Eyesore
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER EYESORE 'To Let' boards could be banned from student homes in a bid to improve the look of city neighbourhoods. Newcastle City Council is considering stopping landlords and agents from putting up the signs in some areas...
Toon Are Ahead in Match Stats Game; Infotainers Playing the Percentages
Byline: LEE RYDER FORGET The Entertainers, Alan Pardew's new-look Newcastle United are proving to be more like The Infotainers. It is early days in the Premier League, but so far United are proving their doubters wrong. Many predicted that...
Verity Climbs a Musical Mountain; the Sound of Music Has Started a Three-Week Run at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. Verity Rushworth Plays Maria in Most Performances. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reviews
Byline: GORDON BARR JUST how do you solve a problem like Maria? It must have seemed like real life imitating art when Connie Fisher - perhaps the most famous Maria since Julie Andrews - was forced to pull out of The Sound of Music due to illness....
War Veteran's Medal Hopes; British Legion Steps in after Raiders Target Old Soldier
Byline: TOM MULLEN BURGLED war veteran George Garner is to have his stolen medals replaced. Pals at the Royal British Legion club are rallying round after raiders ransacked the old salt's home. Mr Garner, who served in the aftermath of the...
We Could Call off Strike; Your Shout
WE represent the vast majority of teachers and education support staff employed at Kenton School in Newcastle, and wanted to share with you and readers the reasons why staff are taking industrial action over Kenton School governors' plans to convert...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch 'Em
CAISTRON TROUT FISHERY 07944 178 045 / Satnav NE65 7LG Best trout of the week was an 11lb rainbow caught by Alan Percy on a PTN. Les Downs had 10 trout on a Hare's Ear while David Howie and sons had eight, two and four fish for their early-evening...
Yemi Will Come Good for Heed
Byline: STEVE BROWN IAN BOGIE has backed Yemi Odubade to have a "massive, massive impact" on Gateshead's season - despite the striker having notched just two goals in 10 games so far. Odubade joined the Tynesiders during the summer, after his...
You Cheeky So-and-Sos! Council Wreck Garage Then Tell the Owner to Fix It Quick
Byline: RUTH LAWSON CHEEKY council officials warned a family man to repair his unsafe garage - after one of their tractors had careered into it. Ian Parker was furious when the out of control machine skidded on wet grass and piled into his garage...
Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULENGRO
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO AS THE sun prepares to leave Virgo and enter Libra, you start to ease up on a loved one and relationships in general come under a more harmonious influence. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 INFORMATION a...
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