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 July 1, 2010

Acknowledgements
CROSBY (Killingworth). David and Christine would like to express their sincere gratitude to relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kindness, support and help. Also cards and floral tributes received following the loss of their much loved mother,...
A Day in the Life
JIM TAYLOR is a sector development manager for the North East Employer Coalition (NEEC), currently on secondment from Jobcentre Plus. 06.00: Alarm goes and I'm off for an earlymorning run. I'm currently training for the Bupa 10k in Sunderland in...
A Healthy Future for Youngsters; EXTENSION TO FOCUS ON FITNESS
Byline: Education Reporter A TYNESIDE school is investing more than pounds 1m in the health and wellbeing of its students and staff in a major building project to extend its facilities. New emphasis on the performing arts, and additional IT and...
A Hero & Villains; Lowlives Burgle Afghan War Vet
Byline: NEIL MCKAY A hero & villains MUM-TO-BE Claire Brownlee's home was raided - as she cheered her war hero partner at a veterans' parade. It should have been a perfect day as Claire proudly watched her partner and father of her unborn child...
A Lesson in Site Safety
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR PUPILS at a Tyneside school have been learning about the hazards on a building site to help keep them safe and out of danger. Christ Church C of E Primary in Shieldfield, Newcastle, teamed up with a North East-based construction...
A Local Flavour for Each Venue; A Local Theatre Company Has Been Granted a Muchneeded Boost in the Arts. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR EMERGING North East theatre company Rabbit Damage is defying the current economic climate, and has just been awarded pounds 10,000 under the Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts initiative. This pot of money will allow...
Andy: Fed Exit Means Nada
ANDY MURRAY knows he will not have to overcome the man who has dealt him two doses of grand slam final heartbreak if he is to be crowned Wimbledon champion, but he is not preparing his victory speech just yet. Roger Federer's quarter-final defeat...
ATHLETICS in Brief
HEATON Harriers Anita Nott Women Only Jesmond Dene Run takes place on Monday, July 5. Chester-le-Street's Claire Simpson holds the record with 19min 3secs for the 5.4km course. Postal entries have closed but late entries will be taken at the People's...
Audience Is Left Simply Spellbound; CIRQUE DU SOLEIL GOES BACK TO BASICS FOR ITS LATEST TOUR
swinging acrobatics and catapulting jumps are all a day's work for these performers. After the success of Quidam year, Cirque du Soleil are back Tyneside with their classic show Saltimbanco. The five-night stint began night at the Metro Arena...
Award for Tragic Hero; BRAVERY OF MAN WHO DIED TRYING TO HELP ATTACK VICTIM
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON A NORTH East man who was killed trying to save a woman from a violent attack has been honoured in a national bravery awards ceremony. Good Samaritan Deka Kennedy was fatally stabbed in January 2008, after trying to stop...
Black Cats Closing in on Egyptian Star
Byline: JAMES HUNTER AHMED AL-MUHAMMADI is set to become Sunderland's third summer signing today when he joins the Black Cats on a seasonlong loan. The defender is a longstanding target of Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, and reports in Egypt - where...
Book Reviews
LOVE YOU TO DEATH (Mediator series) by Meg Cabot. Macmillan pounds 6.99 Susannah Simon isn't like any teenager you know. Well, she is, but she's different in one very important thing - she can see, touch and talk to ghosts. Her job is to sort out...
Booze Buy Blitz; POLICE TARGET ADULTS WHO PURCHASE ALCOHOL FOR YOUTHS
Byline: ADAM JUPP ADULTS buying booze for youngsters have been targeted in a summer blitz. Operation Nestle was staged by officers from Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police as part of wider moves to tackle the problems caused by alcohol....
Brassed off; Century-Old Band Facing the End Due to Lack of Bookings
Byline: KERRY WOOD THROUGH two World Wars, the introduction of television and the rise of Beatlemania, the sounds of a colliery band have played on in the background. But now one of the region's longest running brass bands could be silenced for...
Bringing Art to the Masses; CULTURE VULTURE REVEREND UNVEILS DELIGHTS OF CHURCH
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS HE has stripped in the name of art, now his latest venture is cut from a different cloth. The Reverend Jim Craig wanted to do something to celebrate one of Gateshead's overlooked gems. With the town centre on the brink...
Broken Lift Has Left Us Stranded Down the Stairs. Chairs; PENSIONERS TRAPPED IN THEIR FLATS
folk have been trapped in their flats after a lift was broken for more than five weeks. Cancer-stricken Doreen Bullock, who is wheelchairbound and lives on the second floor of Oban Court, on Raby Way, Byker, Newcastle, relies on the lift to leave...
Brute Flouted Banning Order; WIFE-BEATER ATTACKED MUM & SON
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A SELF-CONFESSED wifebeater has been locked up for 12 months for a terrifying attack on his partner and son. Brute Malcolm Humphrey had already been made the subject of a court order banning him from causing distress to his...
Business Bosses' Bid to Alter Ballots
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX BUSINESS leaders have called for changes to strike ballots in a bid to outlaw industrial action going ahead on a "relatively small turnout" of union members. The CBI said stoppages should only be held if 40% of a balloted...
Changed Days, but Same United Spirit; the Entertainers Are Consigned to History, but Old Boy: Watson Says Current Team Have Same Togetherness
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE WATSON believes that football has moved on too much for any team to repeat the exploits of the Newcastle United side he starred for back in the 1993/94 season which amazingly finished third. Kevin Keegan famously trumpeted:...
Deaths
ADAMSON (Whitley Bay). Peacefully in hospital on June 27th, in her 90th year, Mildred (nee Watson), dearly loved wife of the late Bill, dearest mother of Joy and the late Stuart. Funeral Service to be held at St. Andrew's United Reformed Church, Monkseaton...
Defoe: We Couldn't Take the Pressure
ENGLAND striker Jermain Defoe believes the weight of World Cup expectation took its toll on the squad in South Africa, but insists the players remain behind underpressure manager Fabio Capello. The Tottenham front man and his international colleagues...
Dr Maths
Dear Dr Maths, I wondered if there were any mathematical calculations that could help improve my tennis? People say that before you hit the ball you do lots of calculations in your head without knowing it, but I find that hard to believe! Natalie,...
Durham Are in the Driving Seat: Mitch; Pace Ace Claydon Confident of Championship Win
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS MITCH CLAYDON was confident Durham would be able to secure a victory in their County Championship clash with Warwickshire today - despite only managing to take three wickets yesterday evening. Durham set Warwickshire 354...
England Hopefuls Eye a Passage to India
THOSE with dreams of representing England at this year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi will descend on Tyneside for the inaugural England Athletics Senior Outdoor Championships, which take place at Gateshead Stadium on July 17-18. Just seven days...
England Talking Whitewash Hogwash
ENGLAND'S chastening NatWest Series defeat against Australia at The Oval yesterday came with little reason to be cheerful. There were few indications in the 78-run reverse that England had any right to ever believe they could hope to complete a...
EVERY MUM IS A REAL WINNER; Tales of Devotion against the Odds
Byline: KATIE DAVIES PROUD Esther Hesse collected the Mum of the Year trophy on behalf of her daughter Karine Atay. Karine was one of the eight inspirational finalists picked from more than 160 entrants in The Chronicle's 2010 awards, sponsored...
Fatanah Won't Sink at Sand
FATANAH found the going a bit too tough at Royal Ascot, but a drop back to Listed company at Sandown can see her regain the winning thread. A winner on her seasonal bow over this course and distance in April, her subsequent second in a Listed contest...
Fox Attack Family Tell of Their Ordeal; Parents Still Live in Fear
THE parents whose sleeping baby twins were attacked by a fox said it was probably a "freak occurrence" but they are still too frightened to leave doors and windows open. In a television interview Pauline and Nick Koupparis describe flesh falling...
Free Law at Lunchtime Sessions for North Firms; Advertisement Feature
ANEWCASTLE law firm is hosting a series of free legal briefings for businesses in the region. Burnetts is holding the Law @ Lunchtime sessions on the third Tuesday of each month from 12.30pm until 2.30pm at their recently opened premises on Lansdowne...
Hexham Firmly on the Athletics Map
THIS weekend sees the 14th staging of the International Combined Events Meeting at Hexham. With athletes from Algeria, Czech Republic, Poland, Norway, Italy, and the USA taking part, the Hexham meeting is again making its name in the athletics world....
How a War Vet Beat Mental Illness; Now He Writes Tales for Kids
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS WRITING stories for children has helped a war veteran win a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Craig Hindson, 39, left the Royal Navy after suffering a meltdown triggered by his time serving in Kosovo, Afghanistan...
In Memoriam
BARNES (Jarrow). Edward. Loved and remembered always. Sister Pauline, Jim and family. DAVIDSON (Forest Hall). Mary. Dear mam, remembering you every day, a kind, patient and gracious lady. Always in our hearts. God Bless you. Catherine, Ian and family....
It's a Legal Challenge to Raise Cash; TOP LAW FIRM STEPS OUT FOR CHRONICLE FUN RUN
Byline: FAYE MCBRIDE SOLICITORS from a top law firm are getting ready to swap their suits for trainers. Legal clerks, solicitors and secretaries are all set to raise thousands of pounds in this year's Sunshine Run to raise cash for the Sunshine...
Jobs Will Be Shed at North University; Schools to Merge
Byline: DAN WARBURTON JOBS at a Tyneside university are being shed to deal with budget cuts. Around 100 members of staff at Northumbria University have been offered severance packages as managers anticipate a pounds 200m national funding gap...
Keeping an Eye on Progress
A SURVEILLANCE specialist has added to its team and increased its apprentice intake this year after seeing its business grow. 2020 Vision Systems in North Shields has appointed Steven Young and Daniel Chappell as apprentice service engineers after...
Living the High Life on Funds for Refugees; ASYLUM SEEKER STOLE Pounds 25,000
Byline: ROB KENNEDY MONEY-GRABBING rat Clinton West plundered pounds 25,000 from a charity to bankroll the high life, a court heard. In just six months the asylum seeker blew the lot to fund his love of casinos, fine dining and expensive wines,...
Magpies Miss out on Top Friendly
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United have seen hopes of a glamour friendly with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg fall through. The trip to Germany would have made it two forays into Europe this summer for the Toon Army, with a friendly against La Liga...
My Friend Died of Cancer, Now I Will Step out in Her Memory; OVER 1,000 PEOPLE WILL TAKE PART IN ST OSWALD'S MIDNIGHT WALK
Byline: VICKY ROBSON HUNDREDS of fundraisers will pound the moonlit pavements to raise money for seriously ill patients in Newcastle. Around 1,200 people are set to step out into the dark in support of St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, when they...
New Job That Asda Be Good for John
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX A FORMER foundry worker who has been out for work for the past 18 months is forging a new career in retailing with Asda. John Hazard, who is 57 and lives in Hendon in Sunderland, has just joined the team at ASDA's South...
New Man in Saddle; CYCLIST JOINS SCHEME TO GET MORE CHILDREN ON THEIR BIKES
Byline: DAVE BLACK WORLD champion cyclist Richard Rothwell is using his passion for pedal power to encourage thousands of school kids to shun car travel and get on their bikes. Over the next three years, Richard, 39, will work with up to 36 schools...
Nick Back in the Swin of Things
FORMER World Cross-Country representative Nick Swinburn is back home doing what he does best - winning races. The Morpeth Harrier has just completed his sports science exams at Bangor University and in two quick outings back in his native North...
Off the Cuff
Byline: ADAM JUPP THEY say you shouldn't live in the past - but that doesn't mean you can't have one last roll of the dice. So, when friends invited us on holiday to Ibiza to mark a 30th birthday, I jumped at the chance. The primary motivation...
Old Comrades
TODAY 7.30pm, Newcastle Branch RAF Assn, Companions' Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle. 7.30pm, Elswick All Arms Association, 203 Bty (V) 101 Reg Sgts Mess, Cowpen Road, Blyth. 8pm, Chester le Street Branch, The Relton Club, Relton Terrace, Chester...
Opening Door to Top Career; DIGITAL ACADEMY WILL GIVE STUDENTS GREAT OPPORTUNITY
YOUNG people shooting for World Cup glory on their games consoles are being given the opportunity to turn their hobby into a career. A new Digital Academy has been launched by Gateshead College and is set to create career opportunities for hundreds...
Open Numbers Take a Kicking
Byline: SAM HARRIS ENTRIES for Sunday's Frasers Open Boat Competition were down by a half from previous years due a certain football match. There were 43 entries in the over-20 ft class and eight entries in the under-20 ft and kayak class. ...
Out of This World; ASTRONAUTS ON A MISSION TO INSPIRE TYNESIDE CHILDREN
man but one giant leap for Tyneside school children. A crew of Nasa astronauts touched down in Newcastle yesterday as they embarked on a mission to inspire youngsters. The six-strong team will spend today touring round nine schools Tyneside to...
Parent to Parent
PARENTLINE Plus has been deciphering the weird and wonderful world of teen speak. Since the launch in September 2008 of Parentline's sister website, Got a Teenager, the charity has been analysing "teenglish" through an online jargon buster which...
Piecing Together a Great Idea
Byline: NICOLA JUNCAR ENTERPRISING students have come up with a winning way to celebrate their school house. A team of budding engineers from Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland, used their computer skills to create an acrylic jigsaw puzzle...
Pounds 8,000 for Proggy Rock; TRADITIONAL MAT PROJECT WILL HELP REVIVE PARK
Byline: TONY HENDERSON A PROGGY mat has provided the inspiration for the latest project to revive a Tyneside park. The traditional North East mat woven from cloth scraps has been studied by a group whose members are all carers. The Carers...
Pupils Spend Day Enjoying Baywatch. CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SURFING
Byline: Education Reporter Children from a Tyneside school hit the beach yesterday learn important lessons about how to stay safe in the surf. The youngsters from Temple Park Junior School in South Shields spent the day at the town's Sandhaven...
Red Warning for New Anfield Boss Roy
ROY HODGSON was expected to be confirmed as Liverpool manager tonight after the finer details of his switch from Fulham were finalised. The 62-year-old has been in line to take over from the departed Rafael Benitez for the last couple of weeks,...
Reserve a Place at the Reservoir!
Byline: DAVID CARRICK THE stocked lakes and reservoirs are the places to be with the rivers out of sorts. Early and late are the top times to be out fishing. Excellent evening rises are bringing trout to the surface most evenings and dry fly...
Reunited
I'M sure everyone at the Chronicle knows our company's pubs in Newcastle - the Cluny, Cluny 2, The Head Of Steam, Tilleys, LYH. Some of you may remember the 'revolving digits' reunions of a big group of Newcastle University mates, from the late 60s/early...
Search Is on for the Champ of Champs
THE annual search for the North East's champion golfer has begun with men's club championships underway in both Northumberland and Durham. Every 2010 winner will be quickly invited, through his club, to play in The Journal Champion of Champions...
Soccer-It to Them! YOUNGSTERS HOPE FOOTBALL DAY WILL HELP WORLD CUP BID
Byline: ADAM JUPP See our online section on how you can show your support at: www.chroniclelive.co.uk/backthebid SOCCER-MAD youngsters brought World Cup fever to Tyneside. And they are all hoping they can experience the magic first-hand in eight...
Sprint Showdown as Top Duo Collide; Jeter and Fraser to Go Head to Head on Tyneside
CARMELITA JETER, the fastest woman in the world, is set to take on the Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser in a Tyneside showdown. The pair will go head to head in another USA v Jamaica sprint showdown at the Aviva British Grand Prix at...
Stars in Stripes Show off New Kit; as the New Season Approaches, United Unveil Strip
Byline: ADAM JUPP THESE exclusive pictures show the Toon's brand new home kit. The strip has been unveiled as Chris Hughton's men gear up for their return to the big time. It comes after manufacturers Puma revealed their design's for the Toon's...
Supermarket Poses Threat to Local Stores; TRADERS FEAR ANOTHER RETAIL GIANT WILL SIGNAL DEATH KNELL
Byline: CAROLINE HOWLEY ANGRY shopkeepers fear a supermarket giant will finish off their struggling businesses if it gets the go-ahead to build a new store. An application has been made by Asda for planning permission to take over the former...
TAYLOR READY TO GET GOING; Hughton Is Backing United Star to Hit Ground Running
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVEN TAYLOR will be asked by Toon boss Chris Hughton to pick up where he left off for Newcastle United in their return to the Premier League. The Whitley Bay lad has endured a nightmare 2010 so far, with his contribution last...
Thug Sent Down after Theft Spree; BURGLAR HAD ALSO TAKEN PART IN SICKENING ATTACK
A STREET thug went on burglary spree while on bail for a city centre attack. Duncan McNeill was already facing custody after taking part in a group attack on an innocent man outside a Newcastle nightclub. Having been released on bail for that,...
Vipers Steeled for Tough Start
Byline: STUART RAYNER NEWCASTLE Vipers will start the new Elite League campaign with a doubleheader against Sheffield Steelers. The clubs built up a strong rivalry when the Vipers were coached by former Steelers captain Rob Wilson. The Canadian...
Water Seeps into Gallery; BATTLE TO SAVE ARTWORK AFTER SPRINKLER SYSTEM GOES OFF
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS PEOPLE were evacuated from a Tyneside art gallery during a blaze alert. Fire crews were scrambled to the Baltic gallery on South Shore Road, Gateshead, last night, when the automatic fire alarm activated. The alarm triggered...
WHY PRISON ISN'T THE ONLY ANSWER; with Radical Prison Reforms, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke Has Vowed to "Shut the Revolving Door of Crime and Reoffending". DAN WARBURTON Speaks to Those in Favour and Against
Byline: DAN WARBURTON KEN Clarke has criticised the growth of the prison population in England and Wales and claims there must be other penalties. In May there were a record high 85,201 prisoners in institutions across England and Wales. That is...
Wife's Plea for Photos of Her Tragic Husband; GRIEVING WIDOW LOSES CAMERA FULL OF PRECIOUS PICTURES
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON A GRIEVING widow has told of her devastation after precious pictures of her beloved husband were lost. Kath Burleigh is still reeling from the death of her American husband Curtis who died of pneumonia in April this year....
Win for Top Apprentice
Byline: CHRISTOPHER KNOX JACK Hall of Rowlands Gill is one of 24 talented apprentices named as finalists in this year's National Apprenticeship Awards. Sports enthusiast Jack, 15, recently won the Young Apprentice of the Year category in the North...

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