Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from June 28, 2011

22-Year-Old Admits 'Bang Bang' Jibe to PC
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER A WOMAN who admitted taunting Raoul Moat gun victim PC David Rathband could now go to jail. Kelsey Donkin, from Southwick, Sunderland, appeared before magistrates in Newcastle yesterday charged with causing the blinded officer...
Action to Teach Leaders a Lesson; Schools to Close Due to Strikes
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL FAMILIES face disruption this week as hundreds of schools in the region are expected to close due to strike action. The mass industrial action this Thursday has been organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT)...
Capturing the Best of China Toon; Student's Video of Tyneside Proves a Hit in Far East
Byline: XIAOFANG HUANG A MUSIC video filmed on Tyneside by Chinese students has become an international sensation. Wings of Dream was meant to provide a memento for foreign students returning to their home countries. But it has become a hit...
Cats Step Up Bid to Bag Wickham
Byline: STEVE BROWN SUNDERLAND have agreed a pounds 13m fee with Ipswich Town for Connor Wickham, according to reports - while Craig Gardner is expected to seal a pounds 5m move to the Stadium of Light in the next 24 hours. The Chronicle understands...
Colo Would Br Fab Choice as Captain; Moncur Backing Argentinian for the Lead Role
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief FORMER Newcastle United captain Bob Moncur has backed Fabricio Coloccini to fill the void left by Kevin Nolan when it comes to the armband stakes. The last man to lift a trophy for the Magpies feels defensive warrior Colo...
Cruising to Win Our Competition; Readers off to Amsterdam - Tonight You Could Join Them
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN READERS were delighted after becoming the first of the Chronicle's Amsterdam mini cruise winners. All week we are teaming up with ferry operator DFDS Seaways and offering 12 lucky pairs of a two-night trip to Holland. ...
Driver Charged over Dad's Death; 26-Year-Old Accused of Killing Good Samaritan in Road
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A DRIVER has been charged with killing a father who had stopped to help an injured motorcyclist in the road. Good samaritan Michael Ritson died in hospital days after he was knocked down on the Felling by-pass in Gateshead...
Falcons Resigned to Losing Gey; England Under-20s Captain Has Still Not Signed Deal
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons are increasingly resigned to losing back-row prospect Alex Gray, with the England under-20s captain yet to respond to a revised contract offer. The former Barnard Castle schoolboy is regarded by many as being...
Femme Fatale Britney's on Her Way for Toon Debut; Superstar Spears' Gig Revealed
Byline: GORDON BARR POP princess Britney Spears is to play her first ever North East gig later this year. The chart-topper will be at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on November 3, with tickets on general sale from this Friday. The date...
Firefighters Find Hot New Way to Save Cash; Solar Panels for Fire Station
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN FIREFIGHTERS are showing they are as willing to battle global warming as they are city fires by putting solar panels on a Newcastle station house. Twenty four photovoltaic (PV) panels have been installed on the south-facing...
Fncy a Run Is Sunshine ? Still Time for Runners to Take Part in Fundraising Event
Byline: MIRANDA DOBSON WITH just two days to go there are still places available to enter the Chronicle's 10th annual Sunshine Run. Raising money for the Chronicle Sunshine Fund, the event is looking to raise pounds 30,000 to buy specialised...
Genius George Was Simply the Very Best Player Cass Has Ever Seen - Better Than Pele!
HE was simply the Best. Better than all the rest. Georgie boy cast magical spells. More beautiful than all the Beatles, a bigger romeo than Warren Beattie, he was according to Tommy Cassidy the finest player ever to grace Planet Football, better...
Haye Is Winning Klitschko Mind War
DAVID HAYE'S attempts to get under Wladimir Klitschko's skin may have paid off as the build-up to Saturday's showdown intensifies. The Ukrainian IBF/WBO champion yesterday hit out at some of Haye's crude prefight goading, condemning the Londoner's...
Hibernian Eye a Move for Airey; Starlet Airey Is a Target for Hibs
Byline: LEE RYDER HIBERNIAN are ready to pounce for Newcastle's teenage hot-shot Phil Airey - but they will have to wait until the end of the Magpies' preseason programme. Former United assistant boss Colin Calderwood was keen on taking Airey to...
In Memoriam
COATES (Fenham). Treasured memories of Freda, who fell asleep 28th June 1961. Fifty years have passed and time heals, but the pain of losing never goes. Loved always, sister Mary and brotherinlaw Bill. GOLDSMITH (Battlehill). In loving memory of...
Irish Dancer Takes Steps to Help Youngsters Follow Her Lead
A LEADING Irish dancer is back on Tyneside to help aspiring youngsters follow in her footsteps. Having grown up in Wallsend, Cherie Butler, 34, got her big break in 1998 when she joined Michael Flatley's world renowned Lord of the Dance production....
Lamp- Post Policy in Spotlight; Council Chiefs Accused of Wasting Money over Decision
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of frittering away public cash replacing lamp-posts they should have serviced. Workmen are busy assessing lights and lampposts across Northumberland, pulling down those which have become...
Leading Margin Should Be Bigger
Byline: STUART RAYNER DURHAM dominated an incredible first day of their top-of-the-table clash, but the Riversiders' bowling hero was frustrated the gap between them and Lancashire was not bigger. An amazing 20 wickets fell on the opening day...
Lemon Suffres Injiruy Setback
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds will have to race their heavy 11-match July programme without the services of experienced No 1 rider Mark Lemon in the latest blow to hit the club this year. The Australian is out of action with a broken...
Managing Nicely in Lower Leagues
MANAGEMENT, it can be argued, becomes tougher the further down the pyramid system you go. No cash, limited player skills, small crowds, no sponsors battling for preference. That being so, Tommy Cassidy has earned his stripes by grasping the sticky...
Man in Dock over Pub over That Left Woman Paralysed; 24-Year-Old in Court Accused of Grievous Bodily Harm
Byline: ROB KENHELEN THIS is the woman who was left paralysed after a pub bust-up over a spilled drink. Claire Hilton suffered a broken neck and back when she was attacked by Christopher Towers in a Tyneside pub. Now Towers has made his first...
Metro Hit Again in Cable Thefts; Disruption for Fifth Time in 11 Days
Byline: SONIA SHARMA MORE Metro misery was in store for commuters today as thieves yet again targeted the system. Trains between Whitley Bay and Wallsend, in North Tyneside, were suspended in both directions and passengers were asked to use buses...
Nkaed Rambler Nabbed; Man Wore Nothing but Rucksack
Byline: NEIL McKAY A MAN walking naked along a popular cycle track and footpath in broad daylight was arrested after a senior detective cycled past him. The bare-faced, and bare everything else, hiker was wearing nothing more than a rucksack...
Nurse Tells of Frantic Rescue Attempt after Crash
A NURSE fought in vain to save a motorcyclist who smashed head-on into her car. Glen Berry was killed when his motorbike and a Nissan Qashqai collided on the busy A696 between Ponteland and Belsay, in Northumberland. The 44-year-old, from Birtley,...
Petwatch
WITH the return of the rain our permanent residents seem to be hiding out in the outdoor stables and byre away from the wet. Rosie the micro pig has settled into her new home brilliantly. With the new-found craze of buying pigs as pets we see people...
Piling More Grief on Bereaved Family; Widow's Fury at Soil Dumped on Hubby's Grave
Byline: KATIE DAVIES BURIED in piles of soil, this is the sight that greeted a widow as she went to her husband's grave to mark his birthday. Sharon Carr was left furious after piles of earth had been dumped on the plot at Greenside Cemetery,...
Police Dogs Die Trapped in Car Probe Lanched; Why Were Animals Left as Temperatures Soared?
HOW two police dogs came to die trapped in a car on one of the hottest days of the year is subject to a major investigation. The Metropolitan Police animals, a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd puppy, were found collapsed in an unventilated...
Protesters Greet China's Premier during UK Visit
DAVID Cameron insisted human rights issues were not "off limits" with China today after holding talks with Premier Wen Jiabao. As the two leaders announced a package of trade deals worth pounds 1.4 billion, the Prime Minister said he would always...
Royal Meet and Greet Is No Sweat for Murray
ANDY MURRAY made it a royal double at Wimbledon with victory over Richard Gasquet to set up a quarterfinal clash with Spain's Feliciano Lopez tomorrow. Twelve months ago the world No 4 beat Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets in front of the Queen,...
She's Fighting Fit! Heart Op Survivor to Represent Her Country in Karate
Byline: HELEN RAE KARATE kid Courtney Leadbeater has fought back against adversity to become a British champion in the martial art. Born five weeks premature and weighing 4lb 2oz, the youngster's life hung in the balance as she was diagnosed...
Shopworkers' Jobs Online as Stores Struggle; Three Major Retailers Face Cutbacks
Byline: ALASTAIR CRAIG HUNDREDS of North East jobs could be on the line after three retail giants announced major cutbacks today. Chocolate-maker Thorntons dealt a blow to the High Street by announcing plans to close up to 180 stores. The company...
Success in Store for New Disability Project; Work Experience in Metrocentre Scheme
Byline: SARAH SCOTT A NEW pilot scheme is helping people with learning disabilities develop new skills for employment. The Metrocentre is working in partnership with the Percy Hedley Foundation on the charity's Employability Development s Project....
Sunday Date Booked
SHOWBIZ stars from the North East will once again grace the stage of Newcastle City Hall for next year's Sunday for Sammy concert. The bi-annual entertainment extravaganza, held to raise money for the Sunday for Sammy Trust in memory of the late...
Talking Road Safety. to the Stage for Teens; Theatre Funded by Speeding Fines
Byline: KERRY WOOD SPEEDING motorists in the region are forking out pounds 32,000 to give thousands of teenagers valuable lessons in road safety. With the aid of mocked-up social networking sites and mobile phone clips, classes of 14 and 15-year-olds...
Tapping into All the News on Events and Activities Going on in the Area; STEVE EMSLEY Looks at How You Can Keep Up to Date with the Latest Green Issues
Byline: STEVE EMSLEY PART of being active on green events is being part of a group but one of the difficulties many green groups have is getting their information out to other people. But for those who want to keep in touch with lots of large and...
The Death of Pauline Adams MBE
A LIFE-SAVING first responder has passed away at the age of 65. Pauline Adams, of Seahouses, Northumberland, died peacefully in hospital on Thursday, May 5, after bravely fighting a long illness. Pauline became an ambulance first responder in September...
The Doctor's in the House; Singer Dennis Locorriere Is at the Journal Tyne Theatre This Weekend. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR HE has played Glastonbury in the past, but this weekend he's at The Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle. Such is the wide range of fans singer Dennis Locorriere has, he can charm a field full of grungy rockers as easily as a...
The Irony Is Her Body Packed in Because She Stopped Drinking; Health Chiefs Today Warned of the Dangers of Alcohol Following the Tragic Deaths of a Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Daughter. ANDY HUGHES Looks at the Issue
Byline: ANDY HUGHES TRAGIC mam-to-be Carieanne Downs vowed to beat the booze for her unborn daughter. But the 31-year-old's body was so dependant on alcohol she suffered severe organ failure and she lost her life - and her daughter Zeva died three...
Till Row Ends with Stabbing in Street; Man Was Knifed after Commenting on Smell
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A MAN was knifed in the stomach outside a supermarket after he allegedly commented on another customer's smell. The 33-year-old was today still in hospital following the daylight knife attack, which happened in Newcastle's...
Tommy :I Feared for My Lifwe and My Family until United Saved Us; Cassidy Reveals How He Owes Toon Everything for Rescuing Him from His Native Land's Troubles
Byline: JOHN GIBSON TOMMY CASSIDY believes he owes Newcastle United everything. Not only him but his whole family. Because at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, after Cassidy had signed from Glentoran, a caring United brought...
WE'RE NOT GIVING UP IN BULL FIGHT; United's Battle to Keep Enrique United Not Giving Up in Fight to Keep Enrique
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United assistant manager John Carver believes that a Toon exit for Jose Enrique this summer is far from a foregone conclusion. The Chronicle understands that United will pull out all the stops to hold on to Enrique...
Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULENGRO
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO THINGS that have been said last night have done a lot of damage and you may spend most of today wondering what you can do with regards to damage limitation. CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 OVERSEAS links...
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