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 14, 2012

80s Rock at Its Brilliant Best
ROCK OF AGES (12A, 123 mins) Musical/Romance/Comedy. Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Mary J Blige. Director: Adam Shankman. Contains swearing,...
Acknowledgements
MADDISON (Cramlington). Margaret and family of the late James wish to express their sincere thanks to all friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers and charitable donations at the time of their sad loss. Donations taken were pounds 550. Thank...
Acknowledgements
ATKINSON (Holywell). William (Bill) and family of the late Margaret (Peg) wish to express their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards and messages of condolence and for donations to Action For Children. Thanks...
A Flaming Good Time for Everyone
FINAL preparations are under way as Tyneside prepares to welcome the Olympic flame. Organisers from London Organising Committee of the Games have revealed adrenaline junkie Bear Grylls will cling to the torch as it is zip-wired to the south bank...
Airport Fired Up by Deal Train Oil Rig Workers; Offshore Firefighters to Learn Their Skills at First Hub of Its Kind in Region
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN THOUSANDS of would-be oil rig workers from across the globe could flock to Tyneside, thanks to major investment in Newcastle International Airport. Transport bosses are joining forces with North Shields-based Advanced Industrial...
Anglers Getting into the Olympian Spirit
Byline: SAM HARRIS THE Olympic Torch Open Shore Competition held at Amble had an entry of 114 seniors and seven juniors, of whom 34 weighed in 20 codling, seven coalfish and 31 flounders for a total weight of 82lb 6oz. The overall heaviest bag...
Another Attempt to Lure Robbo Up
Byline: JAMES HUNTER MARTIN O'NEILL could make another attempt to bring his long-time sidekick John Robertson to Wearside if the Sunderland boss has to make more backroom changes this summer. Former Black Cats manager Steve Bruce's appointment...
Are Your Prescribed Medicines Making You Ill? HEALTH FEATURE ADVERTISEMENT Did You Know That 1 in 2 People Aren't Getting the Full Benefit from Their Medicines?
Byline: Clare Kerr Studies show that half of us aren't taking our prescribed medicines correctly*. This may affect how well some types of medicines work. In a strange twist, we could be putting our own health at risk without even realising it. ...
Athletics Diary
AYCLIFFE Running Club's annual 10k road race, supported by 3M and sponsored by Great Aycliffe Town Council, takes place on Sunday, June 17 with a 10am start. Competitors should note that the start is around 400 metres further than the usual starting...
Blyth's Lions to Become England Lions in Bangor; Club Celebrates as Quartet Win National Calls for Prestigious Bowl
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH FOUR girls from Blyth Town Lions Under-15s have been selected to represent England in the Clubs for Young People (CYP) Rose Bowl Tournament in Bangor, Northern Ireland, in August. Abbie Bolam, Courtney Ward, Leigh Black and...
Brick Thugs Attack Man in the Street; Cousins Hit Victim's Car First
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A YOUNG driver was held down and battered with a brick when he tackled a thug who had smashed the window of his car. Graham Venus was watching from his Gateshead home as stranger Lee Gibson hurled the brick at his sporty...
Cab Law Unclear, Outdated & Must Change: Taxi Boss; Firm Fails to Win Judicial Review into Licensing Regulations
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER TAXI wars took a new twist after cabbies failed to bring a judicial review against a council. Blueline taxis took Northumberland County Council to court over changes to licensing laws. But a judge ruled the changes,...
Coach Is Handling This Well; Use of the Ball in Training Gets Thumbs-Up from Vickers
GETTING TO GRIPS Falcons ace Rob Vickers ROB VICKERS is loving Newcastle Falcons' hands-on start to preseason. Rather than hammering the gym without sight of a rugby pitch, the hooker said: "We have had a ball in our hands right from the start,...
[c]TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages Consett Academy has become one of the first secondary schools in the region to impose a ban on mobile phones for pupils. With increasing numbers of children having mobile...
Deaths
ARMSTRONG (Chapel House). Peacefully at home after a long illness on Sunday 10th June 2012, aged 76 years, Audrey, much loved wife of the late Billy, loved mam of Stephen and Malcolm, mother-in-law of Dot and Coreen, grandma of Joseph, aunt and great...
Defendant Planned Killing and Went to Her Home Prepared ... Prosecution Counsel Tells Murder Trial Jurors of the Time Leading Up to Spinster's Death
Byline: ROB KENNEDY A PENSIONER was bludgeoned to death in her home by a stranger who won her trust by showing her Age UK leaflets, a murder jury heard. Graeme Jarman is accused of targeting 77-year-old spinster Judith Richardson as she sat having...
Digital Agency Takes on More Staff to Fuel Further Expansion
DIGITAL marketing agency Silverbean has taken on four more staff as it expands its business in the North East. Daniel Webb and Kerry Hanks both join the Newcastle firm as client services executives in affiliate marketing. Daniel, an experienced...
Drink Driver Said Only He Was Trapped; Police Later Found Friend Who Died
Byline: COREENA FORD SPEEDING drink driver Anthony Grant has admitted causing a crash which led to the death of his friend. When emergency services came across the scene, near Dumfries, Grant told them he was alone in the car - even though popular...
DR MATHS with Steve Humble
Dear Dr Maths, I have heard that the Internet search engine Google was created by two mathematicians. Why did they call the company Google? Sam, Newcastle The story goes that in 1938, while out walking in the New Jersey Palisades with his nine-year-old...
Engineers Prove Real Liquid Assets
TYNESIDE services business Upnorth Group has announced that five of its engineers have become certified on the Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme (WIAPS). The WIAPS certificate ensures that plumbers are up to date with the latest policies surrounding...
Events around Woman's Death
August 17 2011: Jarman arrives in Hexham. August 18: He allegedly steals the hammer, sees Miss Richardson and is seen speaking to another elderly lady. August 19: Miss Richardson returns from the shops around lunchtime, Jarman is spotted on CCTV...
Fans Better Behaved Thanks to Pardew; Match Arrests Down on Last Year's Season
Byline: DAN WARBURTON TOON chiefs today said Alan Pardew's on-field success had helped tackle disorder in the stands. Nearly one million fans passed through the turnstiles at St James' Park in Newcastle's bid for European football this season....
From Life on the Streets to Songs on World Stage; Ex-Homeless to Star in Royal Opera House Concert
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER THEY'VE lived rough on the streets but now these performers are headed for one of the country's best-known stages. More than 30 singers from the North East who have experienced homelessness will perform at the Royal Opera...
Fundraiser to Honour Fallen Hero; Pals' Bid to Build a Lasting Legacy
PALS of hero Mark Turner will stage a fundraising drive to build a lasting legacy for fallen North East soldiers. Rifleman Turner died in an explosion as he carried out his duties searching for roadside bombs in Helmand Province. The 21-year-old,...
Get Ready for a Big Wowser
TWO national boxing squads are coming to Tyneside for what is being billed as the 2012 Wowser Weekender. The Tyne, Tees and Wear Association are putting out their Lonsdale Lions to take on the Spanish senior national squad at Gateshead College on...
Hair's to a Really Fantastic Fundraiser
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH THIS mum took on a hair-raising challenge in honour of bone cancer survivor Lily Willis. She has grown her hair since she was 11. But now 12ins of Deborah Holmes' long locks will go to the Little Princess Trust. The charity...
Hard Going but Defending Champ Ian Triumphs
THREE days after finishing 11th in the Blaydon Race and leading Morpeth Harriers to team victory, Ian Harding's racing shoes had dried out sufficiently so that he could line up to defend his Les Allcorn 10k title. Conditions were more favourable...
He Had Great Footballing Prowess and Ability, and There's Hardly a Famous Club in the Land That Has Not Been Looking at Him. but He Threw It All Away; Court Told of Astonishing Promise of Teenage Knife Attacker
Byline: ROB KENNEDY HE seemed to have the world at his feet, but his dream of soccer stardom was thrown away in a night of knife madness. Former Newcastle United academy player Salim Hassaine was today starting eight years behind bars for stabbing...
Hodgson Steals Sheffield Show
Byline: IAN OLIVER LOCAL 12-year-old girls again dominated the second weekend of the North East Age Group Championships at Sheffield. Newburn's Lauren Hodgson led the group with gold, silver and bronze medals. Hodgson struck gold in the 200m...
How Josie Found Her True Calling; 28 Years of Mecca
Byline: BRAIN DANIEL LONG SERVICE Josie Sanders IT was to be a job for one year for extra money while her husband joined the miners' strike. But 28 years on Josie Sanders is still at Mecca Bingo in Blyth, Northumberland, where she works as a...
Kinnear Keeping an Eye on Ace Taylor's Progress; after Hard Luck with Injuries, Ex-United Boss Backs Steven for England
Byline: NEIL CAMERON WHEN Joe Kinnear returned to Newcastle for a visit earlier this month there was only one current player he wanted to know about. "How is Steven Taylor getting on?" the former United manager asked when he sat down to look...
Leanne's Ideal Role as Safety Specialist
KEEPING the environment and health and safety standards of the UK's workforce in peak condition is now a full-time job for a Sunderland graduate. It may have been almost eight months since Leanne Burke completed her masters course, but she was never...
Live Bands Adding to Fun of the Fair; Showcase for Musicians in a New Element to Hoppings
Byline: KATE PROCTOR ROCK 'n' roll up, rock 'n' roll up - music is coming to the fair. A new-look Hoppings will not only bring white-knuckle thrills, but the region's music talent with a live sound stage. Up to 40 bands will play over the event...
Mental Thieves Sink Hopes of Torch Tribute; Flagpole on Top of Iconic Dome Is Damaged in Attack
Byline: CORENA FORD TOWN hall bosses have hit out at vandals who have wrecked a flagpole earmarked to fly the flag as part of the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations. It's believed metal thieves targeted the pole topping the Spanish City Dome, causing...
New Jobs at Care Home in Country; PUBLIC SECTOR
A LUXURY care home in the Tyne Valley has recruited four new staff and doubled its bank of specialist carers to accommodate a growing number of residents. Eastgate Manor has recruited Pam O'Neill as senior carer at the home in Mickley, near Prudhoe,...
Newsround
?A pack of hairy donkeys have had their locks cut for the first time in 17 years to help them keep cool in the hot weather. The rare French breed, called Baudet du Poitou, are not meant to be groomed and their fur is left to grow into long dreadlocks....
NOW in Its 130th Year [...]
NOW in its 130th year the Hoppings has kept families entertained for decades. The world's largest travelling funfair boasts more than 300 attractions and will return to Newcastle's Town Moor next week. Reporter KATIE DAVIES asked people in the city...
Pounds 8,000 on the Cards; 30,000 Cards in Collection Go under the Hammer
Byline: TONY HENDERSO A LIFETIME collection of 30,000 cigarette cards has sold for pounds 8,000 at a Tyneside auction, Subjects covered by the 148 albums range from Girls of Many Lands and Notable MPs to Gems of Belgian Architecture and Holiday...
Pupils Know How to Spell Success
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A TEAM of bright youngsters from a Tyneside school will be competing against pupils from around the country next week after winning a place in the grand final of The Times Spelling Bee. The 11 and 12-year-olds from ChuS...
Rain Fails to Ruin Some Super Sport; Trout Catches Good despite the Wet Conditions
Byline: DAVID CARRICK LOCAL stillwater trout fisheries have been on song again this week despite the often wet weather. It has been real top-of-thewater sport, with trout now searching for food near or on the surface most days. s Anglers'...
Review
Byline: James Corden MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE James Corden's Autobiography James Corden - you may know him as Smithy, or you may know him as the guy who cut off Adele at the Brit Awards. Anyway, the point is he's funny. Since he was a...
Rocket Man Elton John Touches Down in Toon; Brilliant Show at Newcastle Arena from Rock Superstar
Byline: DAVE MORTON ROCKET Man Elton John touched down in Newcastle last night and delivered a stunning set to a packed Arena. A week after his appearance at the Jubilee Concert - where he looked almost more like the Queen than the Queen herself...
Simon Sets Sail for New Position
luxurious Queen Mary ocean liner has sailed into top job with a North East hospitality chain. Simon Wright is the new group operations food and beverage manager at Fratello's, which has contemporary Italian restaurants in Jesmond, Woolsington and...
Sinking Ship Drama between the Quays
MANY life-threatening dramas have unfolded on the River Tyne, but one such happening must have been a horrific event for the crew of the Cyprian Coast on the night of December 23, 1955. An attempt to turn the coaster, between Newcastle and Gateshead...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Last night's results EURO 2012 GROUP B: Denmark 2 Portugal 3, Holland 1 Germany 2. Tonight's fixtures EURO 2012 GROUP C: Italy v Croatia (5pm), Spain v Republic of Ireland (7.45pm). CRICKET SG WEALTH MANAGEMENT NORTHUMBERLAND LEAGUE RE WOOD...
Sticking It to Residents over Wheelie Bin Claims; Cash Penalty Warnings but Householders Want Removal
Byline: KATIE DAVIES BACK lane bin wars have broken out sparking warnings of a crackdown. Residents claim some families are forced to leave their rubbish in the street when wheelie bins go missing from their street. Now warning stickers have...
Take a Stand
[c] EURO 2012 is here! Wahey - get the beers in, blast out the vuvuzelas and light that barbecue! OK, maybe don't light the barbecue; it's not really the weather for it. Nothing spoils a momentous event like a soggy burger. It's hardly the sort...
The Day We Met Goodfella Henry
Byline: KATIE DAVIES A TYNESIDE band who met Goodfellas gangster Henry Hill before his death this week have paid tribute to him. Hill, 69, died in a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday following a long battle with an undisclosed condition. The...
Thousands Say No but Tesco Gets Go Ahead; Shop Owners Who Fear Mini-Supermarket Will Ruin Them Are Supported by Families
Byline: KATIE DAVIES;ALASTAIR CRAIG THE approval for a new Tesco store to open in Gateshead will "ruin" independent businesses, it was claimed today. Thousands of families have supported a campaign against plans for the new mini-supermarket after...
Well-Earned Rest for Blaydon Bob
BOB HOUSTON has been a huge part of the Blaydon Race for over three decades and now, after eight years at the helm, he has decided to stand aside and let young blood take over the reins. With just a few loose ends to tidy up after last weekend's...
We Put Theatre Star in Fashion Spotlight; We Spent Some Time with Stage Star Connie Fisher at One of Newcastle's Favourite Stores myStyle
WEST End star Connie Fisher is currently appearing in Wonderful Town at Theatre Royal, a spectacular musical comedy which runs until Saturday June 16. Tickets from the box office on 08448 11 21 21. In the show, Connie plays aspiring writer Ruth...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them
ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 0191 384 6090 / Sat Nav DH7 7AR Mayfly and Midge have been hatching in huge numbers. Brian Dawson, George Malcolm and Mick English all recorded double-figure catches on dries, buzzers and nymphs. BELLFLASK 01677 470 716 / Sat...
Woman, 84, Killed in Home Blaze Hell; Coroner Rules an Accident
Byline: NEIL McKAY A BLAZE which killed a woman of 84 was most likely to have been caused by a discarded cigarette or a lighter, an inquest heard. Nora Bell would have died within seconds from smoke inhalation after the fire ripped through her...
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