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 June 23, 2011

Acknowledgements
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FERGUSON (Netherwitton). Linzi, Jack and Joe would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kindness and support, including cards and letters received following the sad loss of John (Flossy), particular thanks to Gordon,...
A Day in the Life
A Day in a Life of Graham Crawford, senior branch manager of Newcastle Building Society's branch on Hood Street, Newcastle 7am - Take the dogs out for a morning walk after which I prepare to collect some of my work colleagues as I am part of a 'car...
A Lotto Effort That Could Help Sporty Young; Project in Line to Scoop Lottery Cash
Byline: KATIE DAVIES LOTTERY cash could be set to benefit scores of sporting youngsters. Following weeks of campaigning for public votes, sports organisation Active Newcastle has made it through to the finals of the National Lottery Awards 2011....
Anna Joins First Team at Durham
MARKETING specialist Anna Skelton has swapped her riding boots for a cricket bat, becoming Durham County Cricket Club's (DCCC) latest new signing, having transferred from Newcastle Racecourse. The mum-of-two joins the club as marketing manager and...
Avoiding Stress over Summer; Family Lives
THE long summer holidays are fast approaching and children across the region will be getting excited about the break, but it can be a different story for stressed-out parents. They can dread the holidays as it brings complicated childcare arrangements,...
A Welcome. Most Royal; Crowds Turn out in Force despite Bad Weather to Greet Her Majesty and Prince Phillip on Their Visit to Town
Byline: SARAH SCOTT WAVING Union flags and waiting in eager anticipation, crowds in a Northumberland town gave the Queen a warm welcome. The arrival of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in Alnwick, Northumberland, yesterday caused...
A Welcome. Most Royal; Greet Her Majesty and Prince Phillip on Their Visit to Town
Byline: SARAH SCOTT WAVING Union flags and waiting in eager anticipation, crowds in a Northumberland town gave the Queen a warm welcome. The arrival of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in Alnwick, Northumberland, yesterday caused...
Band's Single Objective Is Chart Sucess; Ashes Hero Harmy and Stars of Sport among Lads' Supporters
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A CRICKET star has been bowled over by a local band. Durham's Steve Harmison is backing The Longsands after the launch of the group's new single. s The Ashes winner threw weight behind the band as they launched their...
B&B Stands for Bad 'Uns on Bail, Say Tories; Claims They Are on Rise in Town
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON STOP dumping "undesirables" in the North East's premier seaside resort, town hall and probation chiefs have been told. Families in Whitley Bay have complained they are suffering as a result of a rise in the number of people...
Bin Looking to Save Cash; Fortnightly Collections Set for Town
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER BINNING weekly rubbish rounds is set to leave a town hall at odds with other Tyneside councils. Families in Gateshead could be left with fortnightly collections if plans discussed by councillors get the green light. The...
Bosses Ordered to Speed Up Job Cuts; 2,500 North Workers Could End Up on Dole Sooner Than Expected
Byline: STEPHEN CAPE UP to 2,500 public sector workers are expected to be sacked sooner than expected after an official report urged civil servants to speed up a cuts programme. The National Audit Office has warned the Department for Work and...
Camper Is Forced to Come in from the Cold; Defiant Homeless Man Moved on after Complaints
Byline: SARA NICHOL A DEFIANT homeless man divided a Tyneside estate after he set up camp on their doorstep. Andy Johnson was evicted from his privately-owned flat on St Keverne Square, in Kenton Bar, Newcastle, after a dispute over rent and...
CD Reviews
MAVERICK SABRE: MAVERICK SABRE Maverick Sabre may have been referred to as a 'mini Plan B', but his soulful crooning over grime and hip-hop beats is a unique and welcome addition to the music industry. The 20-year-old, Hackney-born rapper has already...
Celtic in Chase for Toon Keeper
Byline: LEE RYDER CELTIC were today understood to have tabled a pounds 1.5m bid for Toon keeper Fraser Forster - but the paltry offer is likely to be rejected by Newcastle United. United remained tight-lipped on the bid today. However, it...
College Job Cuts Spark Protest; Anger as 180 Staff Face Redundancy
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL LECTURERS and students staged a city centre protest today against deep job cuts planned at a Tyneside college. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Newcastle College say they are angry over plans to make...
Competitions and Results
The Rutherfords Cono-flex fished on Saturday and Sunday had an entry of 45 rods. Winner on Zone 1 on the first day was Andy Rutherford with 329cms. Zone 2 winner was Jim Dobie with 327cms. Sunday Zone 1 winner was Colin Duke with 251cms and Zone 2...
Conmen Jailed after Pounds 13m Cold-Call Scam; Villains Are Locked Up for Fleecing Dozens of Hardworking Families and Pensioners in Shares Con
Byline: ROB KENNEDY ;ANDY HUGHES THEY thought they were untouchable living in the Costa Del Sol - but this gang are today behind bars after their pounds 13m cold-calling scam was smashed. s The conmen fleeced dozens of pensioners and hard-working...
Count on Us to Get Cash Rolling in; Budding Singers Hit the Right Note
Byline: RUTH LAWSON SINGING students belted out a ballads to rake in the cash for a children's charity. Pupils from St Thomas More RC School, in North Shields, have recorded versions of Bruno Mars' hit Count On Me and Katrina and the Waves' Walking...
Cut Threat to Coastguard S; North Sea Watched from South Coast
Byline: SONIA SHARMA PLANS to cut back on coastguard bases have been condemned by MPs in a new report. Under Government proposals, the number of centres open 24 hours a day will be reduced from 18 to three. They would be based at Aberdeen, the...
Dead at Just 31: Drugs Suspected; Sad End of Serial Shoplifter Whose Life Was Blighted by Tragedy
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY WHEN it inevitably came, Carieanne Downs death was as sad as the life to precede it. In a high rise tower block the serial shoplifter died aged just 31. Police today confirmed the woman found dead at Vallum Court in...
Deaths
BECK (Wrekenton). Late of Burnopfield. Peacefully in hospital on 17th June 2011, aged 54 years, Kevin, beloved husband of Mary, loving dad of Richard, Darren, Shireene, Kevin and Sharon and much loved grandad, loved son of May and Dickie, also a much...
Deaths
DEATHS WILKINSON (Blyth). Formerly of Bedlington. Peacefully in hospital on 16th June, aged 62 years, John, dearly loved husband of Anne (nee Gainford). Cortege leaving from residence on Tuesday 28th June for service and interment at Cowpen Cemetery...
Diamonds Ready for Witch Hunt
Byline: BARRY WALLACE EIGHT months ago, Newcastle and Ipswich fought out a promotion/ relegation play-off to decide if it would be the Sapphire Engineering Diamonds or the Witches in this year's Elite League. As things turned out, it was neither....
Dong Sets Himself Six-Month Target; South Korean Aims to Be a Hit with Cats
Byline: STEVE BROWN JI DONG-WON admits he faces "stiff competition" in his bid to establish himself at Sunderland - but has set himself a six-month target to do so. The South Korean striker is set to become Steve Bruce's third signing of the...
Form of Silaas Is Just Dandy
SILAAH can preserve Dandy Nicholls' fine record in the Deloitte Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle. The Thirsk handler has won the five-furlong affair, considered the hors d'oeuvre before Saturday's Northumberland Plate, twice in the last five years....
Getting into Character; Success for Talented Cartoonist
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER CARICATURIST Paul Hutchinson has drawn on his school days to land worldwide success. Paul, from Whickham, Gateshead, has spent 33 years penning pictures and has forged a career as a professional artist. His subjects...
Going to Wire to Raise Cash; Daredevils Will Zip across River Tyne
Byline: KATIE DAVIES FEARLESS cancer sufferers will zip wire across the River Tyne to raise cash for charity. Around 79 daredevils, including 10 youngsters who have suffered from cancer, will complete the challenge this weekend to raise money...
Harry Weaves His Special Magic to Aid Lad's Recovery; Boy Who Battled Brain Tumour Treated to Florida Trip
Byline: HELEN RAE THE magical world of Harry Potter has proved to be a magical step on the road to recovery for a Tyneside schoolboy. It was almost two years ago that a routine eye test revealed twin Cameron Angus had a lifethreatening brain tumour....
Having a Hole Load of Fun! Sporting Pro Visits Schools to Encourage New Generation of Golfers
Byline: KAREN WILSON A pounds 5,000 project hopes to tee-off a new generation of golfing enthusiasts. More than 100 schoolchildren got into the swing of the sport taking the lead from female golf professional Sally Hinton. The Tri Golf Children's...
Home Repair Man Will Enjoy Views
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX DARREN Bowman loves the great outdoors - and in his new job, he's going to be enjoying some of the best scenery in the country. For the 27-year-old from Pelton, Chester-le-Street, will be covering the whole of Northumberland...
I AM Trying to Trace [...]
I AM trying to trace Robert Michael Taylor (Mick) born March 11, 1954, and lived in Roker Avenue, Whitley Bay, Cramlington, and was last heard of in the Blyth area. J SWAN, North Shields. Tel 0191 290 3722. I AM looking for Betty Stearman who used...
In Memoriam
IN MEMORIAM CHILTON (Hadrian Park). Precious and everlasting memories of a beloved wife, mother and grandma, Cynthia. Thanks for treasured memories of the love and happiness shared. She has been sadly missed by the family who will always treasure her...
Joy as Missing Man Goes Home to Family; Relatives So Happy He's Safe
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY MISSING John Lord is today back with his loving family. The well-known cleaner and handyman, from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, is safely home after he vanished while out for a drive. Police spotted the 52-year-old's...
Law Firm Creates Two New Partners
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX CRUTES Law Firm has appointed two new partners with the promotion of Paul Nickalls and Andrea Ward. Andrea Ward, 44, from Ponteland, has been promoted to partner for a second time after returning to the firm where she...
Law Firm's New IT Apprentice
LAW firm Sintons says it has continued its strong commitment to developing and training its staff by taking on an IT apprentice, Andrew Ramsey. The Newcastle firm has hired Andrew Ramsey who applied for his apprenticeship through the North East...
Leading the Way; New Campaign Aims to Find the Leaders of Tomorrow
Byline: EMMA KING UNEMPLOYED young people are being given the chance to develop new skills as part of a campaign to create new leaders. The Young Million campaign has been launched by leadership development organisation Common Purpose and aims...
Magpies Show Watt They Can Tdo in Top Style; Watson, Lee and Beardsley Lead Swindon Rout DAY Nine of Our Series on Highscoring United Wins Sees Nick Turnbull Look Back on a Day Kevin Keegan's Side Hit Top Gear
Saturday, March 12, 1994 Newcastle United ............7 Swindon Town.................1 LIKE all great performers, 'The Entertainers' had several big hits but there's always a forgotten classic and this was Newcastle United's. King Kev simply said:...
Nun More Deserving! Plaque Honour to Woman Dubbed the First Angel of the North
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS PEOPLE gathered in force to share their memories of the first 'Angel of the North'. They came together at Gateshead Evangelical Church on Derwentwater Road, Gateshead, where a Blue Plaque was unveiled to Sister Winifred...
Obama Orders Cut to Afghan Ground Troops; Brit Forces Will Be Scaled Down
BRITAIN'S troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will depend on conditions on the ground, David Cameron told America as Barack Obama announced a largescale pull-out of US forces. President Obama used a televised address today to say he was ordering home...
Office Park Role for Youngster
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX THE UK's largest office park has opened its doors to a young apprentice, who will gain business experience with some of the world's leading companies. Tyler Patrick, 16, joins Cobalt as marketing and administrator assistant,...
Pool Famous for Double Catches
Byline: SAM HARRIS THERE are still plenty of codling being taken in the boats with fish averaging 5lb to 7lb, with very little this week into double figures. However, the Hartlepool boat "Famous" did have a cod of 16lb for one of his charters....
Pupils Win Praise for Original Musical All about Their School
Byline: FIONA PRYCE A TALENTED group of young actors put on the show of their lives. Joseph Swan School, in Saltwell Road South, Gateshead, held a musical at Gateshead College for the very first time. Two dedicated ex pupils and a music teacher...
Readers' Poems
CLAP YA HANDS FOR DADDY COMING DOWN THE WAGGONWAY A REGULAR occurrence in my day. Many sweet memories of those days of old, Secreted in my mind's eye eager to unfold. The waggonway is gone but still visible to me, As it meanders past the house of...
Rede All about Salmon Catches
Byline: DAVID CARRICK FRESHWATER ANGLING SPORT on the Tyne has been good, with fish caught in the upper main river and also well up the North and South Tyne. Salmon have also run the River Rede too. Bywell had three salmon over the period...
Roam Builds Fund Coffers; Airport Helps Child Charity
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN ROMANS are marching on Hadrian's Wall in the hope of pushing their fundraising for vulnerable and abused children past the pounds 500,000 mark. Staff at Newcastle International Airport have been supporting the NSPCC for...
Rob Aims to Take Final Bow at Anniversary
DESPITE a number of loose ends to tie up on this year's race, Blaydon Race organiser Rob Houston has already got his teeth into next year's event which could well be his last at the helm. The 2012 Blaydon Race celebrates 150 years of the Geordie...
Robson Excited for 'Special' Match
LAURA ROBSON is looking forward to her reward for the greatest result of her blossoming career - a "special" showdown with Wimbledon favourite Maria Sharapova. The 17-year-old claimed her first Grand Slam win when she dispatched Germany's Angelique...
Soldier's Gesture a Uniformsuccess; Reserve Troops Wear Their Combats to Work
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER SOLDIERS donned their combat gear for their day jobs to mark Armed Forces Day. Reserve troops from 103 Engineer Regiment, based at the Territorial Army Centre, in Debdon Gardens, Heaton, Newcastle, went to work in their Army...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL UEFA EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP, SEMI-FINAL: Switzerland 1 Czech Rep 0 (after extra time), Spain 3 Belarus 1 (after extra time). GREYHOUNDS NEWCASTLE 6.38 (480m): Saga Prince, Stay On Track, Steel Cash, Lowerback Bullet, Shananigan...
The Unit Saved My Life and My Nieces' Lives - the; North Tyneside Young Mayor Rebecca Leighton Owes Her Life to the Freeman Children's Heart Unit. Her Family Tell SONIA SHARMA Why They Back Our Campaign to Save It
Byline: SONIA SHARMA FOR a long time, Brenda and Geoffrey Leighton had dreamed of having a baby girl. So they were thrilled when baby Rebecca came into their lives. But their joy turned to dismay just 11 days after her birth. It was found...
Thug Jailed for Vicious Gang Attack; Assault Captured on CCTV
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY MUGGER Craig Chandler is today behind bars after launching a terrifying attack on a teenager. The alcoholic was one of three thugs who set upon a teenager as he walked across a supermarket car park. And as he and his pals...
Time to Get Heart Healthy; Advertisement Feature
AS the joys of spring turn into balmy summer nights, now is the time to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather and get active outside. Taking more exercise helps you look and feel better, and can help keep your heart in shape too by...
Time to Meet Our Line-Up of Wonderful Mams; Revealed - the Inspirational Women Who've Reached Final
Byline: VICKY ROBSON THEY'VE gone above and beyond the call of their parental duties and now they've been shortlisted for our Mam of the Year competition. We were inundated with hundreds of heartfelt nominations about the women you're all so...
Training Assessment Course for Drivers
CHARTERED accountancy Tait Walker has successfully piloted a driver training assessment course which it now plans to roll out across the UK. The Newcastle firm's half-day assessment course comprises of an assessment of an individual's driving by...
Vamos! Celebrates Revolution; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Latest News on the Vamos! Festival
Byline: GORDON BARR A MEXICAN Fiesta Day takes place on Tyneside this weekend as part of the Vamos! Festival. On Saturday The Hatton Gallery will host a day of free Mexican-themed fun with crafts, food tasting, and tours, to celebrate its exhibition...
Villas-Boas Confident about Chelsea Task Ahead
NEW Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas believes he can satisfy the club's thirst for silverware and accepts he will be held to the highest of standards at Stamford Bridge. The 33-year-old, who worked in Jose Mourinho's backroom team during his time...
We've Found Love after 13 Unlucky Years Apart; Couple to Tie Knot after Discovering Each Other Again on Internet
Byline: RUTH LAWSON SHE had resigned herself to a life of singledom. But Julie Tweedy has finally found happiness after tracking down a long-lost friend over the internet. The 47-year-old, of East Stanley, County Durham, has dedicated the...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch 'Em
ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 07901538587 / Sat Nav DH7 7AR Fish have been taken at varying depths. Kevin Chicken had six fish on Black Fritz. Most trout have been caught on CdCs, Buzzers, Shipmans, Black Gnat, Midge, Kate McLaren and Klinkhammers. Sonik Rods...
Your Stars
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Zog Favours Toon Return
Byline: LEE RYDER CHARLES N'ZOGBIA is desperate to join Newcastle United's French revolution. But the Zog, who is resigned to leaving Wigan Athletic, could face an anxious wait to find out exactly what his future holds with Latics chairman Dave...
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