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 November 2, 2010

A Long Shot So Extreme, No Punter Would Have a Nibble
FAR-FLUNG flutterers from around the globe backed Newcastle to beat their rivals, but no-one on Tyneside could predict the 5-1 thrashing. Punters from as far afield as Canberra, Australia, put their money where their mouths were to back the Toon....
Anger over Home Blow; Daughter Hits out at Closure
Byline: KERRY WOOD ELDERLY and frail residents are to be turfed out of their homes deemed no longer financially viable by bosses. Concerned daughter Wendy Brown fears the unexpected upheaval could be a move too many for her mum, who is already...
Beardsley:I'm So Delighted for Hat-Trick Hero Nolan; United Legend Welcomes Derby-Day Hero to The: Elite Club of Magpie Heroes
Byline: LEE RYDER PETER BEARDSLEY has welcomed Kevin Nolan to an elite club following his derby heroics in a game now being dubbed Howay 5-1 by the Toon Army. Tyneside was still buzzing today after the derby demolition at St James', as Nolan...
Blaydon Barking Mad at Late Loss
BLAYDON suffered late heartbreak as they came within a kick of causing a National League One upset over leaders Barking. The Crow Trees men were awarded a penalty deep into injury-time but unfortunately Dan Kyle drifted his effort wide of the posts...
Bogie Winns Race for Ashley
GATESHEAD have strengthened their squad ahead of Saturday's FA Cup firstround tie at Notts County with the capture of Ashley Winn. The 24-year-old midfielder has joined Gateshead on an initial loan deal from Conference rivals Southport and could...
Bonfire Events around Region
North Tyneside SEGEDUNUM ROMAN FORT, WALLSEND, Friday 5. Doors open from 4pm and the display will start at around 6.30pm. Free entry, call 0191 236 9347 for more info. BLUE FLAMES LEISURE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, BENTON, Friday 5. Entry fees are pounds...
Boy' What a Match! Mascot Revels in Moment of Fame
HE'S the hotshot mascot who terrorised the Black Cats and became a match day TV celebrity. Now little Jack McBride is hoping to play for the Toon. Eight-year-old Jack showed his love for the Magpies when he stepped onto the turf at St James' Park...
Cats Must Claw Back Their Pride Says Stan; Wearside Inquest Continues into Derby-Day Mauling
Byline: JAMES HUNTER FORMER Sunderland skipper Stan Anderson says the Black Cats' must not go to pieces after their derby demolition. The Black Cats lost 5-1 against bitter rivals Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday, their worst Tyne-Wear defeat...
City Death Probe; Streets Sealed off after Man Is Found near to High Level Bridge
SOPHIE DOUGHTY, DAN WARBURTON and COREENA FORD 0191 201 6446 ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk DETECTIVES were today probing the death of a man after a violent city centre attack. The victim was found seriously injured near the entrance to the High Level Bridge,...
Continuity Is Key to Getting the Falcons Back in Right Track Says Coach Moriarty; Welsh Dragon Paul Is Fired Up for the Challenge Which Lies: Ahead and Insists That Kingston Park Outfit Can Beat Drop
Byline: JOHN GIBSON HE IS an imposing figure, a man of the Welsh valleys hewn from the mountain side who is famed for his aggression. A guy not to be messed with in a back alley you think. Paul Moriarty, who has proudly worn the red dragon at...
Cowen's Extraordinary Life
BORN 1829 at Stella Hall, Blaydon, son of Sir Joseph Cowen. His father worked initially as a blacksmith and then a brick maker in Blaydon Burn. The brick business was successful and expanded with him eventually becoming a mine owner and turning...
Cup Tie Proves a Family Affair
THIS coming weekend is going to be extra special for adopted Geordie Paul Moriarty. For a start his new paymasters Newcastle Falcons entertain his home town club in the Anglo Welsh Cup at Kingston Park. An occasion in itself, it's heightened even...
Deaths
DEATHS BEEBY North Shields). Peacefully in hospital on 28th October 2010, aged 64, Florence, beloved daughter of the late William and Margaret, dear sister to Fred, Lilian, Margaret, Billy and the late Karen, sister in law to Ethel and Mary, dear auntie...
Decades of Helping the Region's Most Vulnerable
FOR more than 80 years, the Sunshine Fund has lit up the lives of of disabled and disadvantaged children. Raising almost pounds 1m to buy equipment, pay for special trips and holding an annual fundraising ball, the charity has grown with every passing...
Experts Look at New Ways to Put Electric Cars on the Right Road
DESIGNERS at a North East university are trying to increase the appeal of electric cars to encourage more people to buy them. Academics from Northumbria University are working with the electric car industry in an effort to encourage people to choose...
Falcons Facing a Probe over Sub
Byline: MATT LESLIE NEWCASTLE FALCONS could be up before Rugby Football Union beaks following the furore surrounding the substitutions of prop forward Kieran Brookes. During Saturday's 34-13 defeat at second-placed Northampton Saints, Brookes...
Fighting on Your Behalf; since It First Hit the Newsstands 125 Years Ago Today, Your Evening Chronicle Has Relished Taking Up the Cudgels on Your Behalf. We've Always Been Proud to Fight for Our Readers, a Proud Tradition That Continues to This Day. Here Reporter TOM MULLEN Looks at Some of the Paper's Fights
Byline: TOM MULLEN FROM waging war on drugs to campaigning for a cleaner environment, for decades your Chronicle has fought for the worthy causes that matter to you. Through years of co-operation our readers, politicians, emergency services and...
Have a Great Time in Perfect Safety
Byline: TOM WHITE THE skies above Tyneside will be ablaze with firework displays this week. Tens of thousands of families will go to bonfires, and marvel at the spectacular shows above parks and sports clubs across the area. To make sure you...
Heartaches, Hell and Hurrahs!
Byline: JOHN GIBSON EVER since East met West and became United in endeavour the majestic city of Newcastle, perched upon a mighty river, has been obsessed about its football club. Victorian England spawned a sport amongst the cloth capped men...
Hot off the Press - 125 Years Ago! to Celebrate Our 125th Birthday Today, We Reproduce Here in Full Our Very First Edition. This Was the First Evening Chronicle Produced in Newcastle and the Front Was Dominated by Advertisements as Was the Style of the Day
HERE it is - the first page of the very first edition of the Evening Chronicle. Priced One Half-Penny, the paper's front page was full of nothing but adverts, as was the style of the times. A glance at it reveals everything seemed to have been...
Hughton's Amazing Success Can Lift the Pressure off His Shoulders
BOB MONCUR feels Chris Hughton's derby demolition of Sunderland proved that the Londoner is the only man for the job at Newcastle United for the next few years. Hughton got his tactics spot on against the Wearsiders, but also rose above external...
In Memoriam
IN MEMORIAM BELL (Westerhope). An internal memory of a much loved son Terry. This is for someone wonderful, as loved as one could be for you were everything in life, you meant the world you see and some times life can be unkind, when hearts are torn...
Knifeman Is Behind Bars after Attack; Victim Was Left Fighting for Life
HIS unprovoked stab attack left a family man fighting for life. But violent Peter Hellens is today behind bars after he admitted launching an horrendous knife attack, in Newcastle's East End. Hellens' 26-year-old victim was walking along Hexham...
Kyle on Road to Recovery after Tumour Torment; Future Looks Bright for Youngster Left Fighting for His Life
Byline: TAMMY HUGHES LIFE is looking brighter for a nine-year-old lad after a brain tumour left him fighting for survival. Kyle Hollier, of Walker, Newcastle, has spent months in hospital and endured weeks of radiotherapy after discovering a...
Landlord Is Charged in Benefit Investigation; Man to Appear in Court with Business Partner
A LANDLORD is at the centre of a major housing benefit fraud probe. Joshua Dansky owns scores of properties across the region, the majority of which are rented by hard-up families living in some of Britain''s most deprived communities. The 31-year-old''s...
Last Photo of Crash Victim; Parents Lead Tributes to Teenager
Byline: RUTH LAWSON LOVINGLY holding his nephew, this is one of the last photographs of crash victim Jamie Douglas Watters. His heartbroken family released the picture as police continue to piece together how the silver Ford Fiesta he was in...
Life Saving PC Says He Was Lucky; Suicidal Man Pulled from Car
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A HERO bobby has told how he saved the life of a man who tried to kill himself in his car. PC Norman Foster dragged the suicidal driver out of his fume-filled sports car when he spotted it on a country road. Today, as...
Makeover Would Play Well with the Children; Money Is Needed at Centre
Byline: KATIE DAVIES YOUNGSTERS at a Tyneside day care centre will soon have more reason to look forward to playtime. That's because Walkergate Early Years Centre, in Shields Road, Walkergate, are hoping to give its playground a makeover. ...
Many Happy Returns from HM and the PM; Messages from the Top as Chronicle Marks 125 Years
HER Majesty the Queen has sent a message of congratulation as the Chronicle today celebrates its 125th anniversary. Queen Elizabeth II led the tributes with a letter from Buckingham Palace. In it Her Majesty said: "I was interested to learn about...
More Important Today Than Ever; as the Chronicle Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary We Ask Why Regional Newspapers like It Are So Important to the Community and the Country at Large. MIKE KELLY Reports
Byline: MIKE KELLY IT might be an exaggeration to say if there weren't newspapers like the Evening Chronicle in existence democracy would collapse -but not much of one. Not our words but those of Roy Greenslade, former Daily Mirror editor and...
MP, Radical & Publisher; Joseph Cowen Was Ahead of His Times in 19th Century. A Friend of Revolutionaries, He Fought to Abolish Slavery and He Campaigned for the Vote. He Angered Gladstone and Queen Victoria Was Not Amused at His Rabble Rousing -in Other Words, He Was the Perfect Man to Launch the Chronicle. MIKE KELLY Reports
Byline: MIKE KELLY IMPRESSIVE Our main press hall in 1987 AS founder of the Evening Chronicle in 1885, Radical Joseph Cowen naturally enough had his say on what stories the paper would cover. Writer Tom Kelly who penned the play 'The Blaydon...
New Care Home Gives a Price Guarantee[.]
Advertisement Feature Fellingate Care Centre, a luxurious state-of-theart residential care home for older people has just opened on Sunderland Road in Gateshead and is giving a very special price guarantee. Providing the finest facilities and the highest...
Pet Watch[.]
THANK you for your support and donations over the past week. This week we are appealing for tinned dog food, goat food and tombola items for our Christmas fayre. With only days until Bonfire Night, here are a few tips to keep your pets safe. ...
Prisoners to Get the Right to Vote; Government Is to Back off over Ban
PRISONERS are to get the vote as the Government is poised to throw in the towel in a long-running legal tussle with the European Court of Human Rights. It is understood the Coalition is to confirm it is ready to change the law to remove the voting...
Record Put to Bed; World Attempt Is Disqualified but Staff Vow to Try Again
Byline: AMY HUNT BUDDING record-breakers have failed in their bid to feature in the Guinness Book of Records. Staff at Palatine Beds have pledged to try again next year after their attempt to set a wacky World Record - for toppling mattresses...
Rule of Law Is Deciding Factor
NEWCASTLE light heavyweight Lawrence Osueke took an important step closer to his goal of representing Britain at the 2012 London Olympics with a sensational last-ditch victory for England in their international against Ireland in Aldershot. The...
Shepherds Snap Up Huge Site; Move Will 'Create Hundreds of Jobs'
Byline: ADAM JUPP MARINE manufacturing giant Shepherd Offshore has splashed out tens of millions on a mothballed microchip factory. The company, fronted by ex-Toon chief Freddy Shepherd, plan to use the one million sq ft site for manufacturing...
Showbiz News [...]
DENZEL WASHINGTON has said his reasons for teaming up with Pelham 123 director TONY SCOTT on another train movie were simple. "We make good movies together - period," the actor said at the Los Angeles premiere of Unstoppable. The film sees the...
Switch of Codes after Coach Left Me in Cold
THE Moriarty honours board is laden with bold gold lettering telling of a fabulous playing career. Paul won 21 caps for Wales in rugby union between 1986 and 1988 plus another dozen in rugby league, including appearing at two World Cup finals in...
Taylor Set to Make a Comeback in Reserves
PETER BEARDSLEY takes his young side to Wigan today with Steven Taylor set to make his comeback from a shoulder injury. The United reserve-team coach, along with his assistant Steve Stone, has led the Magpies to first place in their regional group...
The True Story of One Family's War; the People's Theatre in Newcastle Is Staging an Exciting New Production This Week. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR GET the tissues out and prepare for an emotional rollercoaster at the People's Theatre this week. My Boy Jack, by David Haig, is at the Heaton venue from tomorrow until Saturday. This wonderfully written piece by Haig (Four...
'Tis the Season to Be. on Holiday?
Byline: SARAH SCOTT ONE group of people from the North East have certainly been getting in the holiday mood... but not the one you would expect. Residents and staff at Appletree Grange Care Home in Birtley decided to hold a special We're All...
U-Turn as Mayoral Plan Axed; Public Will Have a Say
Byline: ADAM JUPP THE public will get the chance to vote on whether they want a Boris Johnsonstyle mayor on Tyneside. We told how the Government appeared set to force an elected figurehead on Newcastle. The move would have seen a referendum staged...
WE'RE UP FOR PREMIER PUSH; We Can Succeed without Big Signings: Jose
Byline: LEE RYDER JOSE ENRIQUE has insisted Newcastle United can still achieve a lofty finish in the Premier League without signing "big name" players. The Spaniard was still on cloud nine today after the derby demolition of Sunderland, but feels...
We've Come Such a Long Way
JOSEPH COWEN lived long enough to see his protege thrive, but died on February 18, 1900 - only for a statue of him, paid for by public subscription, to be erected on Westgate Road, where once we were published. RB Reed retired four years later,...
Worry over 1.30am Party; Plans for Times Square Events
Byline: AMY HUNT FESTIVE outdoor parties could go on into the early hours this Christmas if plans are given the goahead. The Centre for Life in Newcastle has applied for a licence to throw parties in Times Square until 1.30am during December....
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO YOU want to help your friends but sometimes you can make more work for yourself than is necessary. Know how much information is too much. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 A FRESH approach to an old problem...
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