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 September 13, 2010

Acknowledgements
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS BOWMAN (Fenham). Kay, Michael and family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for donations, masses and cards of condolence received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to Fr. Michael Corbett, Fr. Michael...
A Marvellous Day with Dahl; CENTRE WELCOMES AUTHOR'S YOUNG FANS
Byline: LINDA RICHARDS BOOKWORMS mad for Matilda, crazy for Charlie and batty about the BFG made a bee-line to Tyneside over the weekend. Hundreds of visitors flocked to Seven Stories, centre for children's books, in Newcastle, for some scrumdidliumptious...
Barber Hits out at the Con-Dem Cuts; TUC Boss in Attack Mood
TUC supremo Brendan Barber today launched an attack on the "demolition" Government. Appealing for unions to forge a coalition with the public to oppose the spending cuts, he said the current austerity drive would damage services and cost huge numbers...
Birthday Wishes; Club Set to Turn Two This Month
IT'S about to celebrate two years of success. Messy Church children's activity club which is based in St Columbus Church in Wide Open, North Tyneside, will have been open two years on September 16. A group of children from the village attend...
Boy Cyclist Is Killed on Road; 13-YEAR-OLD DIES AT NOTORIOUS BLACKSPOT
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A SCHOOLBOY was killed when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The 13-year-old was pronounced dead at hospital following the smash on the A68, near Corbridge, Northumberland, on Saturday. The teen is thought...
Bruce Is Facing a Decision on Skip
STEVE BRUCE will review Lee Cattermole's role as captain after the midfielder's second red card in a month. Cattermole was sent off for a second booking midway through the first half on his return to his old club Wigan - just four weeks after being...
Cats Skipper Is Not Leading by Example
Byline: JAMES HUNTER IF it's not one thing, it's another for Steve Bruce at the moment. No sooner does he find the goalscorer he is looking for to share the burden with Darren Bent, than he has to start looking for a new captain. Because while...
City's Cup Dreams Over
FA CUP DURHAM City have missed out on an FA Cup windfall after they fell at the second stage of the world's most famous knockout competition. City crashed out at the first qualifying round stage as STL Northern League outfit Dunston UTS inflicted...
Closed Baby Firm Bosses Move Home; CUSTOMERS IN DARK AS COMPANY CHIEFS CHANGE RESIDENCE
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON BOSSES at a baby goods firm which closed leaving scores of mums-to-be in the lurch appear to have moved out of their family home. Neighbours have been watching the contents of the house in North Shields being taken from...
Cook's Job Safe despite Durham Title Loss
Byline: STUART RAYNER DURHAM will have to hand over their LV County Championship crown this week - but losing it will not cost Director of Cricket Geoff Cook his job. Although the Championship season ends on Thursday, we still do not know who...
Could You Be a Biba Model? Fashion Brand Hunts for Geordie Beauty
Byline: LIZ LAMB COULD you be the next Twiggy? House of Fraser in the Metrocentre is on the hunt for a Geordie girl to model the latest range from Biba, just like Twiggy did back in the Sixties. The iconic fashion label has launched at the department...
Culley Gets Record as Warriors Have Mixed Fortunes
WHITLEY WARRIORS had contrasting fortunes over the weekend as they crashed to a 10-3 defeat away to Fife Flyers on Saturday, before returning to Hillheads and getting the better of things in a 1-1 draw against Northern League champions Solway Sharks...
Deaths
DEATHS ALLEN (Gateshead). Peacefully in Tyne View Care Home on 8th September 2010, aged 87 years, Thelma (Pat), beloved wife of the late Alex, much loved sister of Vera, Jean and Betty and a loving friend of the late Ina and Ruby. Funeral Service at...
Diamonds Quartet Take It to the Max
Byline: BARRY WALLACE IF last night's Premier League affair at Byker had been a boxing contest, the referee would have stopped it halfway through to save hapless Berwick Bandits from further punishment at the hands of Newcastle Diamonds. Every...
Djokovic Gets Break as Rain Delays Final Clash
A RAIN dance from Novak Djokovic had the desired effect as his US Open final with Rafael Nadal was delayed until today. Persistent rain in New York yesterday meant the two players never even made it on to the court and forced play into an extra...
Double Winning Weekend for Stars
THE TDC Northern Stars finally got some points on the board over the weekend after recording wins over Trafford Metros (4-3) and Telford Titans (3-1) to get their season up and running. And coach Stephen Foster believes they can use the victories...
Dr Scott's Surgery
NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, is the body that examines the evidence for various treatments and provides guidelines as to which methods it recommends. It tends to attract negative publicity when it makes decisions where drugs...
Evans Is Backing Davis to Hit Form
JONNY EVANS is tipping Northern Ireland team-mate Steve Davis to eventually find a way back to the Premier League. The pair go head-to-head tomorrow when Evans' Manchester United open their latest Champions League campaign against Scottish champions...
Exercise You Ur Way to Health; PEOPLE in Th He North East Were Encouraged to O Get Moving to Mark World Physio Therapy Day. Health Reporter HELE EN RAE Takes a Look at the Import Tance of Keeping Fit an ND Active
Byline: HELE EN RAE HEALTHCARE staff marked World Physiotherapy Day by highlighting the importance of activity in maintaining good health and preventing illness. As part of UK-wide Move for Health campaign, led by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy...
Expecting a Miracle; Mum of Girl Who Doctors Thought Had Died in Womb Is Pregnant Again
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER THIS family are living proof that miracles can happen twice. Doctors were stunned when baby Alexandra Caldwell came back from the dead. And a year on, her parents Donna and Neil have amazed medics for a second time....
Family Fun Days; ZIP WIRE CHALLENGE, HERITAGE OPEN DAYS AND A CELEBRATION: OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS MAKE FOR AN ACTION-PACKED WEEKEND
Byline: SARAH SCOTT ADRENALIN junkies and hundreds of twins, triplets and quads were at the centre of fun-filled events on Tyneside at the weekend. Visitors to Newcastle Quayside on Saturday were left amazed by brave volunteers raising money...
Fans Will Love Ash: Henderson
Byline: JAMES HUNTER JORDAN HENDERSON says Asamoah Gyan's debut goal has guaranteed his hero status at Sunderland. The club record pounds 13m buy volleyed home Henderson's cross to give 10-man Sunderland the lead midway through the second half...
Fleming Quits as Boss of Ryton
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT RYTON have been forced to part company with manager Barry Fleming and his assistant Paul Brown due to the club's worsening financial situation. Secretary Ken Rodger said the club's playing budget agreed at the beginning...
Hamilton Apologises after First-Lap Exit
LEWIS HAMILTON was left apologising to his McLaren team following a first-lap crash of an Italian Grand Prix weekend to forget. Hamilton admitted to making a mistake after qualifying with regard to his set up after choosing the wrong path in comparison...
Harper Reveals Nose Break Pain; United Keeper Frustrated by Blackpool KO
Byline: LEE RYDER STEVE HARPER has been playing through the p ain barrier with a broken nose. Harper impressed on Saturday against Blackpool pulling off a fabulous first-half double save when the odds were stacked against him, as he denied DJ...
Harriers Are Farr and Away the Best; Gateshead Claim Open Relay Crown
GATESHEAD Harriers held off a double challenge from host club Sunderland to win the Start Fitness 28th Open Cross-Country Relay at Farringdon School. The Tynesiders, whose only top-three position in the past 10 years was third last year, led throughout...
Harrowing Tales of Our Cocaine Kids; FIGURES REVEAL SHOCK STORIES OF DRUGS GRIP
Byline: TOM MULLEN A CHILD of three is among dozens of young drug casualties whose lives have been saved by medics, the Chronicle can reveal. The youngster, from Tyneside, was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital after overdosing on cocaine....
HATEM Ben Arfa Has Vowed [...]
HATEM Ben Arfa has vowed to repay the Toon Army for handing him a sparkling welcome to life at St James' Park on his debut against Blackpool. The French international's first appearance for the black-and-whites coincided with the first defeat on...
He Deserves All He Gets for What He Did to Our Lad; FAMILY HITS OUT AS THEIR SON'S KILLER IS BRUTALLY ATTACKED
Byline: KATIE DAVIES STABBED killer David Proctor deserves all he gets in prison, his victim's family said today. They hit out as Proctor, who murdered Christopher Blacklock, of Willington Quay, Wallsend in 2007, was stabbed in the face with...
Heed Two Good for Altrincham
Byline: JEFF BOWRON GATESHEAD'S topsy-turvy season continued as they moved into mid-table on the back of a 2-0 victory over bottom club Altrincham at the International Stadium. Fifth after starting the season with a three-game unbeaten run, the...
Historic City Suburb Still Popular; Keeping an Eye on the Property Market Where You Live ... WITH Its Traditional Period Properties Only a Stone's Throw from the City Centre, ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI Finds out the Benefits of Living in Jesmond
Byline: ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI FEW places mix Victorian charm with contemporary living as well as Jesmond. A suburb of Newcastle, it has a population of around 12,000, and its sheer finesse attracts buyers from far and wide. It's the in place...
Holloway's Donkeys Have the Last Laugh
THERE was a 32-point class gap last season which is near as darn it the length of the A1, yet The Joker had the last laugh on Batman and Robin this time. Newcastle United's deadly duo Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood had become the good guys who...
Hughton Ready to Ring the Changes
Byline: LEE RYDER CHRIS HUGHTON has hinted there could be changes for Saturday's trip to Everton. United went down 2-0 against Blackpool, with only Hatem Ben Arfa getting his debut with a 20-minute cameo against Ian Holloway's victors. But...
Hunt for Pair after Daylight Assault; Man Attacked in Street
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY A CRUEL attacker launched a violent assault in broad daylight on a stranger as his friend stood by and watched. Police are today hunting two men following the attack in a Newcastle car park. The 33-year-old victim was...
In Memoriam
IN MEMORIAM CARR (Blyth). Andrew, devoted husband, dad and grandad, passed away 13th September 2005. You are our last thought at night and first in the morning, you are the tears in our eyes we can't stop from falling, you're the beautiful memories...
It Is Wall in a Weekend's Work for Busy Terry
TWENTY-FOUR hours after helping Morpeth lift the veterans cross-country relay title at Sunderland, Terry Wall was back in action defending his Sedgefield Serpentine multi-terrain crown. Wall showed no signs of tiredness as he stormed home to win...
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres; Maggie's Matters
Byline: Denise Heron ANOTHER busy week for Maggie's North East. Shirley Smith organised an awarenessraising visit for the staff at Northumberland County Council. Armed with lots of beautifully decorated cakes made by Shirley, we set up our...
Money Expert Joins NHS Board; A FINANCE Expert Has Been Appointed to Help Advise the North East Health Service. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE FINANCE expert Stephen Lightley has been appointed as a lay member to the board of Newcastle and North Tyneside Community Health. The father of two from Gosforth, Newcastle, has extensive experience in financial management,...
New Start for Former Rock Boss; Surprise at Venture into Property
Byline: ANDY HUGHES FORMER Northern Rock boss Adam Applegarth has launched a new property management business in the North East. Mr Applegarth - who was chief executive during the nearcollapse of the Newcastle-based bank - has teamed up with...
No Matter How You Phrase It, the Run Is over; Blackpool Defeat a Timely Reminder of the Reality: Of Life in the Premier League for Hughton's Boys
Byline: Lee Ryder PAUL BURR NEXT time I have a good feeling about a match I'll keep my gob shut. It was almost as unexpected as beating Villa - not quite. I said we must pick up where we left off. We didn't. A poor first half with not enough midfield...
Pal Smashed Dad's Head with Golf Club; PRANK ENDED IN HORROR
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A DRUNKEN prank almost ended up costing a dad-of-four his life. Kevin Keddy hit pal Scott Fidler over the head with a golf club so hard he left a gaping hole in his skull. Today, as Keddy starts a sixyear jail term,...
Passion Is Key to My Care Role
NAME: Karen Rodman AGE: 50 JOB TITLE: Operational Service Manager, Northumberland Care Trust, adult care directorate. WHERE DO YOU WORK? Primary Care Access Centre. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE? Manage specialist nursing services heart failure, cardiac...
Patients Find Their Voices; PATIENTS with the Language Disorder Aphasia Are Being Helped through Art. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE USING art to express emotions is nothing new, but if it''s the only way you have of communicating because you''ve lost the power of speech, then creating a 'work of art' takes on a whole different meaning. Aphasia is one of...
Pennycook Happy to Toe the Official Line
Byline: NICK PUREWAL SILENT assassin Redford Pennycook is quite happy to stay under the refereeing radar. The unassuming Newcastle Falcons back-rower grabbed a full debut try in Friday night's 29-17 Kingston Park victory over Wasps, but was happier...
PET WATCH with Genna Reece
Byline: Genna Reece continued support. Over the past week our stores have been running low and we are urgently appealing for tinned dog and puppy food. Many of you may not know that September is actually Pet Smile Month. Pet Smile Month has been...
Roy Is Refusing to Set Targets
ROY HODGSON is refusing to set any targets for his first season in charge of Liverpool. Hodgson saw a fine display from keeper Jose Reina earn his side a goalless draw at Birmingham yesterday, moving his side to five points from four games. The...
Silver Screen; PENSIONER'S 600th WEEKLY CINEMA TRIP
Byline: VICKY ROBSON FILM fanatic Doreen Marshall definitely has seen it all. The 83-year-old stole the show when she turned up to a special weekly cinema session for the 600th time in a row. Doreen, of Low Fell, in Gateshead, hasn't missed a...
Simcock Could Be Fathsta Than the Rest at Haydock
FATHSTA must go close in the EBF Griffiths & Armour Classified Stakes at Haydock. David Simcock's in-form five-year-old makes a brisk return to the racecourse, having finished a noble second in a big Goodwood handicap on Saturday. He made up...
Skipper: Defeat Is Wake-Up for Mags
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE United captain Kevin Nolan feels the loss to Blackpool could turn out to be a timely wake-up call for the Magpies. Nolan was refusing to get too downhearted over the defeat against the Tangerines, even though the loss...
Spartans Boss Has a Ton to Celebrate
BLUE SQUARE NORTH BLYTH Spartans celebrated manager Mick Tait's 100th game in charge with a 3-0 success over Worcester City at Croft Park. Worcester had not lost on their travels this season while Blyth were looking for their first home win - but...
Stewart: The Hard Work Is Just Starting
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE Vipers head coach Danny Stewart today toasted his side's double header triumph over Edinburgh Capitals, but then insisted: "The hard work hasn't started yet." The Canadian made a winning start to his stint in charge...
Stoke Have to Tighten Up at Back after Adding Goals
STOKE'S summer transfer activity has added more goals to the squad, but they still have to retain their defensive solidity, according to manager Tony Pulis. The Potters boss has brought in forwards Kenwyne Jones, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jonathan Walters,...
Strauss Not Too Satisfied with Win
ENGLAND delivered a lastgasp victory for a deserving Andrew Strauss at Headingley - but the captain knows there is plenty to work on for his team. Strauss' own 126, his fifth one-day international hundred, helped the hosts into a 2-0 NatWest Series...
Stroke Study Made Positive Impact on Lives of Sufferers; A PILOT Scheme Launched in the North East to Help Those Who've Suffered a Stroke Gain Specialist Help and Advice Has Been a Huge Success. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE NURSING home residents on Tyneside who have suffered strokes have benefited from help from a specialist team. Newcastle Community Stroke Service (NCSS) undertook a pilot study from September 2009 to March this year working in...
Take Steps to Manage Stress; FREE Courses Are Now Available in Tyneside to Help People Manage the Symptoms of Stress. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains
Byline: HELEN RAE RESIDENTS in Tyneside who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression can now access a range of new free courses to learn techniques to help manage their conditions. These health and wellbeing courses are run under a new...
The Boss of All Festivals; ROOTS Music Festival Boss Sounds Returns to Tyneside Next Month. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details
Byline: GORDON BARR SOME of the biggest names in roots music will be heading to Newcastle next month as the annual Boss Sounds festival takes residency in the city's Cluny. The event will take place on October 16 and 17, when Jamaica's greatest...
Time to Drop the Pressure; UNDIAGNOSED High Blood Pressure Can Be Life-Threatening. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Takes a Look at Why People in the Region Are Being Urged to 'Know Their Numbers'
Byline: HELEN RAE PHARMACIES in the North East have joined forces to offer free blood pressure checks. One in four middle-aged people in the UK have high blood pressure, putting them at risk of developing serious cardiovascular diseases. As...
We're All Saying It Best with Flowers; Bloom Award Contest Joy
Byline: SONIA SHARMA GARDENING communities across the North East are celebrating after winning top prizes in the Northumbria in Bloom contest. The awards were announced at a ceremony in Stockton-on-Tees today, where hundreds of people, young...
We're on Top of Our Game; ACE ROB LEE HELPS OUT
Byline: VICKY ROBSON FOOTBALL-MAD friends are hoping to turn their passion for the pitch into a money spinner after they invented a board game. Pals Bob Cockerill and Phil Roche came up with and developed their own football trivia game more than...
Xmas Is Here - in September! the Children Have Barely Gone Back to School but Already Shops Have Started Selling Christmas Stock. JOANNE BUTCHER Asks Why Christmas Is Coming Earlier Than Ever
THERE may still be 102 shopping days until Christmas - but already store shelves are filled with mince pies and chocolate Santas. We may have Halloween and Bonfire Night to go before December 25, but organised shoppers can already start stocking...
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