Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 31, 2011

A Lofty Pursuit as Joel Joins Eagles; BASKETBALL
NEWCASTLE Eagles boss Fab Flournoy has swooped to add forward Joel Madourie to his squad. Twenty-five-year-old Madourie - who is certainly not lacking height at 6ft 5in - arrives on Tyneside having spent the past two seasons at English Basketball...
Bruce in Pounds 10m Bid for Spurs Frontman
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND are closing in on the pounds 10m signature of Spurs striker Peter Crouch ahead of tonight's transfer deadline. The Black Cats lodged a bid with the Londoners yesterday afternoon, as the transfer market went into...
Central's Starlets Feeling the Heat! Pin Point Recruitment Northern Alliance Premier Division
WALKER Central's youngsters have been earning praise for their performances lately - and it seems just a matter of time before they turn the corner. A scrappy winning goal or lucky break could be what they need, but Central were handed a lesson...
Comedy Royalty Take to Stage; Comedy Is to the Fore at the Customs House in South Shields, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports
Byline: GORDON BARR TWO of the biggest names in North East comedy are returning to The Customs House next month. Alan Fox and Sue Sweeney - who performed to a sell-out crowd at the South Shields venue in 2009 - will take to the stage on September...
Cook Wants Form to Be Transferred
Byline: MARK SMITH DURHAM boss Geoff Cook is hopeful of carrying his side's rejuvenated one-day form through to the longer form of the game. Having watched the Dynamos blast 325 runs from their 40 overs at Surrey on Monday to secure a Clydesdale...
Curry Chefs in Cook-Off; Tyneside Cooks Battle for Spice King Title
Byline: DAN WARBURTON TALENTED Tyneside chefs will go head-to-head to be crowned the curry king. Eight of Newcastle's finest cooks were whittled down to just three after months of fierce competition to bag the coveted prize. Now, the restaurant...
Deaths
BAMFORD (Biddick). Peacefully at home on August 28th, aged 82 years, Mary (nee Clarkson), dearly loved wife of the late Arthur, a much loved sister of Jim and the late Jack, a dear sisterinlaw of Greta and Brenda and a loving aunt and great aunt. Family...
Discovery Spawned a Monster; Ex-Colleagues Tell of Quiet Man Who Changed When He Found out He Was Adopted
Byline: KATIE DAVIES DISCOVERING he was adopted is what transformed Graeme Jarman from a quiet unassuming civil servant into a dangerous sex fiend, it has emerged. Former colleagues of the fugitive murder suspect have today told how he went out...
Djokovic: Murray Has the Game to Win US Open; TENNIS
NOVAK DJOKOVIC is in no doubt Andy Murray has the game to win the US Open. But the world No 1 knows only too well that it is mental strength that can prove the difference between success and falling just short. He and Murray are competing in...
Double Agony for Telly's Dec as Dad and Uncle Die; Presenter Attended Two Funerals in a Matter of Days
Byline: COREENA FORD TV FAVOURITE Declan Donnelly suffered double agony as it emerged his dad and uncle died days apart. At the weekend the TV presenter was one of the lead pallbearers at his father Alphonsus Donnelly's funeral, at St Michael's...
Ennis Can Bounce Back, Says Coach Minichiello; ATHLETICS
JESSICA ENNIS has been backed by her long-time coach to recover quickly from the disappointment of losing her World Championship heptathlon title. Ennis saw her long unbeaten run come to an end in Daegu as Russia's Tatyana Chernova took gold by...
Falcons Could Be in Hot Bath Water
Byline: MARK SMITH DANNY GREWCOCK believes Newcastle Falcons could have their work cut out in Saturday's Aviva Premiership opener against his former club Bath. The 69-times-capped second row retired from the game at the end of last season, with...
Fighting 50 Call Time on Booze; Locals Try to Stop off Licence Opening
Byline: DAN WARBURTON LOCALS are fighting a bid by a shopkeeper to sell booze from his Tyneside store. Akhtar Saleem has asked council chiefs if he can sell alcohol at his store on Brookside Crescent, Cowgate, Newcastle, between the hours of...
'Friendly' Madness; Three Fans Banned Following Pre-Season Match Mayhem
Byline: NEIL McKAY BANS have been slapped on these shamed Newcastle fans involved in ugly scenes at a pre-season friendly. Initial "good natured euphoria" turned to disorder when rival fans clashed on the edge of the pitch during the game at Darlington,...
Given a Fighting Chance; Centre Will Help Young Talent to Box Clever JUNIOR BOXING
BUDDING fighters will be shown the ropes in and outside of the ring when the region's first Amateur Boxing Association of Englandbacked High Performance Boxing Centre opens next month. Gateshead College has teamed up with the ABAE to launch the...
I Can't Be Lured Away from Heed; Gateshead Hitman Shaw Is Not Going BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: LEE RYDER JON SHAW has revealed even the offer of a move to a Football League side would not lure him away from Blue Square Premier high-flyers Gateshead. The Yorkshireman has netted seven times in six Conference games so far, with the...
I'm Determined to Prove Them Wrong
BATTLING Claire has told of her fight to walk again. Doctors told her she would never regain any feeling or movement below her neck following the horrific attack. But she proved medics wrong four weeks later when she began to regain feeling in...
In the Army. Now; Proud Day for Recruits Signing Up to Military
Byline: TOM MULLEN SWEARING allegiance to the Queen, a record number of North East recruits are joining the Army. These brave new soldiers-to-be are among scores signing up with the armed forces, which are experiencing a sharp rise in interest...
It's Bug's Life for Stars of TY Show; Creepy-Crawlies Are Coming
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL CHILDREN are being given the opportunity to come face-to-face with some deadly creepy-crawlies. Hit children's TV show Live 'n' Deadly will be paying a visit to one of Tyneside's most popular parks. And producers...
IT'S MAGPIES BEFORE MONEY; Santon Rejects Russian Riches
Byline: LEE RYDER DAVIDE SANTON turned down the chance to play Champions League football and a lucrative offer from the megarich Russian Premier League to sign on the dotted line for Newcastle United. His new boss Alan Pardew described the capture...
I've Been Told I'll Never Walk Again. All Because of a Row over a Split Drink; Mum Paralysed after Pub Attack Tells of Her Struggle Coming to Terms with Disability
Byline: ANDY HUGHES FIGHTING back tears from her wheelchair, young mam Claire Hilton today told how a meaningless row over a spilt drink left her paralysed. The 28-year-old broke her neck in three places when she crashed into a wall after she...
I've Never Seen a Mackem in Milan. Chuckles United New Boy; Italian Star Santon Harbours European Dream for Magpies While Winding Up Wearside Rivals
Byline: LEE RYDER DAVIDE SANTON today admitted his dream of playing in Europe with his new team Newcastle United - and instantly struck a chord with the Toon Army when he cheekily confessed he'd never seen a Mackem in Milan. Santon will have...
Mama's Lasagne Will Help New Recruit Be a Hero
Byline: LEE RYDER DAVIDE SANTON has flown his mam over to Tyneside in order not to miss out on his favourite dish! Santon's mother Renata and father Mirco will spend the first few weeks of the defender's stint in Newcastle after the Italian international...
Newly Married Widow of Shark Victim Pays Tribute
THE widow of honeymoon shark victim Ian Redmond told mourners she would live with her husband "in her heart" in the dream home he tirelessly renovated for their future. Primary school teacher Gemma Redmond, 27, moved into the Grade II-listed cottage...
New Shoes Are a Real Step Forward for Ava; Special Footwear for Meningitis Girl to Help Her Walk
Byline: KATIE DAVIES MENINGITIS victim Ava Bainbridge is to be fitted with specialist shoes to help her walk tall. The 19-month-old, who lost her toes and has had parts of her feet amputated after she contracted the virus, will travel to Dorset...
New Square Shaping Up
Byline: KATIE DAVIES THE final stages of a town square intended for a leafy Tyneside suburb have been put in place. A team at Trinity Church, in Gosforth, Newcastle, have been planning the attractive community space since the church had a pounds...
Nolan Is Double Trouble; Pin Point Recruitment Northern Alliance League Division Two
ROBERT Nolan's double helped Red House Farm maintain top spot as they beat New Fordley 3-1. Lee Brady got the other with Craig Dunn replying. Whickham Lang Jacks have been smashing in the goals of late and Lee Laidler helped himself to a hat-trick...
Partner Pays Tribute to Amazing Dad; Man Dies after Car Leaves Road
Byline: RUTH LAWSON THE partner of a doting dad killed in a car crash has paid tribute to the man "who lived for his kids". Michael Pollard, 42, was driving his Mazda MX5 convertible along the B1339 near Howick, Northumberland, on Sunday when...
Police Probe Nightclub Glass Attack; Spate of Late-Night Violent Assaults
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS A WOMAN was glassed in the face during a bank holiday brawl in one of Tyneside's swankiest nightclubs. The 21-year-old needed hospital treatment after she was attacked in Tup Tup Palace, on Saint Nicholas Street in Newcastle...
Rebles Hold Back Ahead of Assault; Gaddafi Forces' Reprieve until Eid Holiday End
LIBYAN rebels have pledged to launch an assault within days on Muammar Gaddafi's home town - the ousted strongman's last major bastion of support. The rebels and Nato said Gaddafi loyalists were negotiating the fate of Sirte, a heavily militarised...
Records Galore Set at Games
Byline: BILL McGUIRK GATESHEAD Harriers' annual Tartan Games trawled in an excellent entry with numerous meeting records falling. The open track and field meeting at the International Stadium attracted athletes from far and wide, with wheelchair...
Region's Players Prove Real Tour De Force in Sheffield; SNOOKER LATEST
THERE were impressive results for the region's six challengers at the third in the series of 12 WSA Player Tour Championships events at Sheffield's World Snooker Academy. Gary Wilson powered his way past the talented Jamie Barrett in a second-round...
Residents Tell of Gunshot Drama; Daylight Clash between Rival Families
Byline: SARA NICHOL A GUN was fired when a feud between two rival families erupted into violence on a Tyneside street. Residents watched in horror as two groups clashed in broad daylight on Armstrong Road, Scotswood, Newcastle, at 5pm on Sunday....
Rooney: Young Talent Can Take England Places
WAYNE ROONEY has admitted the combination of his own young Manchester United team-mates and exciting new talent emerging elsewhere is threatening to take England into unchartered territory. In the immediate aftermath of England's abysmal World Cup...
Seaham Beat the Weather to Claim a Crucial Draw; CRICKET EXTRA SEAHAM Park Were in the Durham Coast League Driving Seat Prior to Saturday's Latest Wet Weather. with the Two Games Which Managed a Start despite the Weather Both Involving Title Challengers, They Remain in Control - but Only Just. Park
control - but only just. Park did everything to get their home game with Ryhope on, but it very nearly backfired as the visitors came close to pulling off what would have been only their third victory of a difficult season. Everything seemed to...
Shortcomings in Killer Soldier's Care; Health Chiefs Sorry for Failures in Psychiatric Treatment
Byline: ROB PATTINSON ;SARAH NICHOL MENTAL health chiefs have admitted shortcomings in the psychiatric care of a former soldier who shot dead four members of his family. Gulf War veteran David Bradley killed his uncle Peter and aunt Josie Purcell,...
South Back at Top after Vital Victory; Cestrians Beaten in a Vital Meeting Duke's North East Regional Premier Lg
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND have dislodged Chester-le-Street to take over at the top of the table after the narrowest of victories against the defending champions. The weekend washout frustrated everyone on Saturday, but the Bank...
Squad Call-Ups One Big Honour; TRIATHLON
YOUNG athletes from Hexham's One Life Racing Triathlon Club have been chosen to represent the North East at the forthcoming British Triathlon Inter-Regional Championships. It is the second year running the Tynedale club have been honoured with selections...
Step Back Could Work for Sajwah
SAJWAH can make the most of the step back to Listed class in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes at Salisbury tomorrow. The Exceed And Excel filly was a winner at Warwick on her racecourse bow back in May, prompting connections...
Students' Year of Sporting Honours
STUDENTS at Gateshead College have enjoyed their most successful year to date - with all eight sport academies achieving regional or national triumphs. The successes for the college's Academy for Sport place it among the top further education specialist...
Thank You for Helping So Many; Pub Landlady Nominated for Good Neighbour Award
Byline: ROBERT WEATHERALL A KIND-hearted pub landlady has become the latest nominee in our Good Neighbour Awards. Linda Regan is the latest person to have been put forward by a friend as someone worthy of being crowned the Chronicle's neighbour...
They Thought I Wouldn"t Make It.But I Did; Inspirational Burns Survivior Hoping to Become a Firefighter
Byline: KERRY WOOD BURNS survivor Connor Rowntree today revealed how he hopes to train as a firefighter. The inspiring teenager, due to meet royalty today, said he is considering a career in the fire service. Two years on since the life-altering...
Things Hotting Up for Jack; Pensioner's Delight as He Enjoys Warm Baths Once More
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A PENSIONER who hit out at a housing association for supplying lukewarm water to his flat is enjoying hot baths once again. Jack Davies, of Pleasant Place in Birtley, complained to The Gateshead Housing Company following renovations...
Time out in Us Is Wilson's Aim; Eagles Starlet Seeking American College Place BASKETBALL
BASKETBALL star Ross Wilson is shooting for the stars - and stripes. The Newcastle Eagles starlet - who has just celebrated two A-grades and a B in his A-levels at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College in North Shields - is setting his sights on a...
You Can Thank the Special One for Me Being Here
Byline: LEE RYDER IF NEWCASTLE United fans find that new left-back Davide Santon is an instant hit in black-and-white, the 20-year-old feels that they should heap big thanks on his old boss. The legacy of Sir Bobby Robson lives on in Jose Mourinho,...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire petulegro YOU need to take some time out to tie up a past issue. You think a friend is lying to you and you're probably right, but do you have the right to have asked such questions? CALL MY ARIES LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0721 I...
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