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 August 1, 2012

Acknowledgements
CAMPBELL (Low Fell). The loving family of the late Frederick (Freddie), would like to express their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their very kind support, beautiful cards and floral tributes received during their recent sad...
ALNMOUTH and Lesbury Were Back to[.]; Nick Claims Nine Wickets in Alnmouth Win
ALNMOUTH and Lesbury were back to winning ways in the Premier Division as they beat 10th-placed Berwick by eight wickets. Hosts Alnmouth put their recent defeat to Blyth behind them to bowl out Berwick for 125. The highlight was Nicholas Denton...
Bank on a Better View; Eyesore's Demolition Completed after 20-Week Operation
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A BUILDING dubbed one of the worst eyesores on Tyneside has finally been demolished. The former Bank of England building on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, has disappeared from the city's skyline following the 20-week operation....
BLAYDON Leapt to the Top of the Table With[.]
BLAYDON leapt to the top of the table with a convincing win over title rivals Chester-le-Street. However, the Denefield outfit was also indebted to Tynemouth - and their victory at Sunderland - for overhauling the Wearsiders at the summit. Tynemouth's...
Cats Ponder New Offer for Fletcher; Wolves Reject O'Neill's Pounds 10m Offer for Striker
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND are considering upping their offer for Steven Fletcher after Wolves knocked back their opening pounds 10m bid. The Black Cats have been eyeing Fletcher for some time and firmed up their interest with a formal bid...
Champions Easing Back into Form after Tough Start
BOLDON CA, champions for the last two seasons, have had an indifferent season by their own high standards. However, they seem to have put their problems behind them following their second victory on the bounce. This latest win came against strong...
Cleaners to Stage 48hr Walkout; Metro Staff Take Further Industrial Action over Proposed Pay Freeze
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON CLEANERS on the Tyne and Wear Metro are to go on strike again. And the 48-hour walk-out has been welcomed by Bob Crow, the RMT union leader. Staff will stop working on Sunday night and not return until Tuesday night...
COLO NOT WORRIED; Coloccini Is Cool over Transfers
Byline: LEE RYDER NEWCASTLE UNITED skipper Fabricio Coloccini today admitted he was staying cool about the Magpies' progress in the transfer window so far - despite the big kick-off now just 17 days away. The Magpies have confirmed the signing...
Comedy Review; Stewart Lee, the Stand
THEY say a joke is ruined when you try and explain it. But not when Stewart Lee does it. The Eskimo-faced Serbian dictator spent the evening de-constructing his act, fabricating an increasingly elaborate and ludicrous rule book of comedy. His faux...
Concern Is Growing for Teenager; Appeal to Find Missing Man
Byline: SARA NICHOL CONCERNS were growing for a missing teenager who hasn't been seen since a day out with friends. Kelvin Bradley, 18, has not returned to his home in Cleves Close, Ferryhill, in County Durham, since going out in Newcastle on...
Courts in Brief
A selection of offences from the magistrates'' courts Information supplied by the Courts ServiceDean Heatherington, 30, and Peter Henderson, 22, both of Morris Street, Teams, Gateshead. Admitted breaching the Vagrancy Act 1824 after being found in...
[c]POEM OF THE DAY
DREAMING Sitting, reading, dreaming Of things to do today Not just shopping or housework But really get away. I could climb a high mountain Ski down the other side Maybe go on an airplane And travel far and wide. A hot-air balloon floating along Or...
[C] STEP Forward Jeremy Beecham, [...]
[c] STEP Forward Jeremy Beecham, now Lord, making his first return to a Newcastle cabinet meeting in 15 years. Still routinely assumed by some to be the council leader, Lord Beecham sat in front of new council boss Nick Forbes to present his findings...
[C] Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages "THERE is too much evidence in my court that if you want this drug you can get it. What concerns me is that it's coming from those individuals who have been given it properly...
Deaths
ARMSTRONG (Byker). Peacefully in her sleep, at St. Oswald's Hospice on 30th July 2012, aged 71 years, Sarah (Sadie, nee Johnson), dearly loved wife of Brian, much loved mam to Sharon, Heather and Wendy and motherinlaw to Mark, dear grandma of Dean,...
Death That Saddened a Nation and Sparked Fundraising
throughout the region have supported the foundation and taken part in a raft of fundraising activities. The charity funds projects within the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that directly benefit cancer patients from across the North East...
Don''t Worry about Tiote, He''ll Be Fine - Pardew; Tiote Will Be Fine
Byline: LEE RYDER CHEICK Tiote will be raring to go once again in Newcastle United's penultimate pre-season friendly before the Premier League's big kickoff, according to Alan Pardew. United's next stop on what has been a whistlestop tour of Europe...
Eagles on the Point of a Deal for a Newguard
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS NEWCASTLE Eagles will clinch a deal for a new point guard before the end of the week. The Eagles are in advanced talks with a star with European league experience to replace Paul Gause, who will head to Slovakia after being...
Exciting Talent Is Writing a Great Story of His Own; Nomination for Prize Is Honour for Young Writer Matthew
Byline: SARA NICHOL AUTHOR Matthew Crow is in line for a pounds 30,000 prize after being nominated for one of the biggest national prizes for people under 30. Matthew's book, My Dearest Jonah, is in the running to win the University of Wales Dylan...
Experiences Are Draining; Pythons and Teeth Block Pipes
Byline: RUTH LAWSON PIRANHAS, pythons and false teeth are just some of the things backing up the region's drainage system. The unusual finds have been fished out of drainage tanks contributing to a pounds 1.2m cost to Northumbrian Water to clear...
Fame Is the Spur for Budding Young Actor; Teenager and Best Pal Win Places at Top Drama School
A BUDDING actor is one step closer to his dream career after securing a place at one of the country's most prestigious performing arts schools. James de Lauch Hay, who has had a taste of fame starring in various regional productions including Metro...
Fund Hopes to Come Home First; Competition Dream for Charity
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A CHILDREN'S charity is in the running to win a top national competition that could help change the lives of disabled youngsters on Tyneside. The Evening Chronicle's Sunshine Fund is one of three local charities to make the regional...
Have a Look at What We Got While Roman around; Glimpse into Our Past on Display in Region
Byline: KIM CARMICHAEL A TIME capsule of rare Roman treasure will go on display in the region today. The Corbridge Hoard, featuring the finest example of Roman armour in the world, has been showcased in a new light at Corbridge Roman Town. ...
Help Maritime Charity Find a New Home; Group Needs Base for Members to Meet and Store Stock
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A MARITIME charity that helps to give people valuable seafaring skills is looking for a new home. The North Shields unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) was based at the Old Lowlights building on the Fish Quay. ...
I Am Determind to Push for a Toon Place; Young Striker Sammy Plans to Use Den Haag Friendly to Stake His Claim to Make Starting Line-Up against Spurs
Byline: LEE RYDER SAMMY AMEOBI will continue his push to start in Newcastle United's Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur in the Magpies' next friendly with Den Haag on Saturday. The Geordie boy has been a real success story this summer...
In Memoriam
BRUCE (Whickham). Precious and everlasting memories of my wife, Glad, in my thoughts every minute of every day. Your devoted Leslie. Also, fondly remembered by Elsie of Blakelaw. CHANDLER (West Denton). Nancy. Cherished memories of my beloved mam,...
Jailed Nurse Fails in Bid to Clear His Name; Female Patients Sexually Assaulted after Operations
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER A DISGRACED nurse who sexually assaulted a string of female patients in his care has failed to have his conviction overturned. Gavin Nicholson was jailed for eight years last November after being found guilty of molesting...
'Jobless Not Given G4S Work' MP Claims Thousands 'Denied Chance to Work at Olympics'
THOUSANDS of jobless people on Tyneside were denied the chance to work as Olympic security guards, an MP has claimed. Newcastle East MP Nick Brown said a Home Office letter setting out the reasons why G4S failed in its Olympic security task show...
Legends Back on Air Waves; Trio Are Set to Reunite for Online Radio Station after Axe
Byline: COREENA FORD THEY'RE coming back. In a pitch-perfect move for fans, the Legends are reuniting on an online radio station. And the trio - Toon supremo Malcolm "Supermac" Macdonald, former Sunderland star Micky Horswill and one-time...
Lennon Laughs off Green's 'Bigotry' Claims
NEIL LENNON could have not been more disdainful when he described Charles Green's controversial assertion the demise of Rangers was down to "bigotry" within Scottish football as "funny." Before Sunday's Ramsdens Cup extra-time win over Brechin at...
Lilley Is on Cue to Be the Best Again
FORMER two-time World Amateur Championship finalist David Lilley showed he was close to being back to his best with a 530-186 points win against Gateshead's John Astley in the Lumley Moor Premier League. Reigning league champion Lilley kicked off...
Limited Deliveries Resume on Estate; Step Repairs Still Needed, Royal Mail Says
MAIL deliveries have partially been reinstated on an estate where a ban was imposed after a postman fell on a set of stairs. The postal worker was hurt when he fell outside a flat in Cambo Place, North Shields, around three weeks ago. Royal Mail...
Lombardo Happy with Beaten City's Run-Out
ATTILIO LOMBARDO was pleased to see a host of Manchester City's Euro 2012 stars come through their return to club action in last night's last-gasp 2-1 friendly defeat at npower League One Oldham. Lombardo, manager of City's elite development squad,...
myHealth I Worry He Won't Be Able to Live an Individual Life; Up to 5% of School-Aged Children in the UK Are Estimated to Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Speaks to One Mum Whose Son Is Living with the Condition
Byline: HELEN RAE FOR many youngsters, making friends and fitting in with their peer group can be a struggle at the best of times. But for Rhys Cowens it is even more challenging as he suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - commonly...
Mystery Still Surrounds Death of Party - Goer
Byline: LIZ WALKER WHAT started as a fun night out with pals ended with a young man dying and a family left with unanswered questions. Josh Buck was found dead underneath the Redheugh Bridge after a night out in Newcastle. Now his parents...
Neighbour Raised the Alarm ,Jurors Told; Stephen Streener on Trial for Jacqueline Grant Murder
Byline: ROB KENEDY A NEIGHBOUR has told how he discovered the fire which murder accused Stephen Streener is alleged to have set in his own home after strangling his lover. Streener is alleged to have throttled Jacqueline Grant with a cord then...
People 'Were Filmed While Using Staff Toilets.' Council Worker Suspended over Voyeurism Charges
Byline: DAVE BLACK A COUNCIL worker has been charged with a string of sex offences after allegations he secretly filmed colleagues using staff toilets. Liam Gormley, 32, has been suspended from his job with Newcastle City Council after he was...
Police Seek Public's Help after Attack; City Centre Reveller Was Punched in Face by a Stranger
POLICE are appealing for help to identify the suspected thug who attacked a reveller in Newcastle. The victim, who is from Cramlington, was punched in the face by a stranger in the Times Square area of the city. The attack happened between 2.45am...
Saints Go Marching in with Another League Success
TESCO Northumbria Summer League leaders Saint Chad''s were involved in a long and close match when they visited Cramlington Lions. Keith Weatherby, however, won all of his matches, defeating Jim Stamas, Geoff Salter and Paul Baines. With Chris...
Saved by My Game of Bingo; Wife Tells of Devastation Caused by Massive Gas Blast
Byline: KATE PROCTER HER home was reduced to rubble and her husband nearly killed by a gas blast, but Maureen Robertson has revealed how a game of bingo could have saved her life. Speaking for the first time since a freak explosion gutted her...
Solano Managing to Rekindle Toon Days
Byline: NOBBY SOLANO NOBBY SOLANO has revealed he is using his experiences of life at St James' Park to guide him through is early days as manager at Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes. The former Toon star played under a host of managers...
Sports in Brief
FOOTBALL TONIGHT'S FIXTURES (7.45 unless stated) OLYMPIC GAMES GROUP A: Great Britain v Uruguay (Millennium Stadium), Senegal v United Arab Emirates (Ricoh Arena). GROUP B: Mexico v Switzerland (Millennium Stadium, 5.00), South Korea v Gabon (Wembley...
Still Looking for Justice; Entrepreneur Launches Fund to Request a New Inquiry
ENTREPRENEUR Karl Watkin has launched a fund to raise money to pay for a grieving mother's legal bid forcing the Ministry of Defence to hold a new inquiry into her son's murder. Corporal Paul Long, 24, was one of six Red Caps training local police...
Sturridge 'Not Yet 100%' after Virus Scare
DANIEL STURRIDGE has admitted he has still not fully recovered from his meningitis scare. The Chelsea striker's presence in Stuart Pearce's Great Britain squad was thrown into doubt when he contracted the virus at the beginning of last month. ...
Superior to Other Musicals; Sister Act Is Back in the Region This Month. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Catches Up with the Mother Superior of the Show, Denise Black
Byline: GORDON BARR SHE is known to us best as an actress, but truth be told Denise Black's first love is actually singing. She's a member of a band, The Loose Screw, and her latest acting role involves a lot of singing too - Mother Superior...
Super Steph Topples Mighty Brazil; Samba Stars Are Stunned
STEPH HOUGHTON continued her red-hot form in front of goal as Britain beat Brazil at Wembley to seal their third successive win of London 2012. Remarkably, the Durhamborn left-back has now scored in all three of Britain's wins - and it was her tidy...
THIS Is One Lady Who Fully[.]
THIS is one lady who fully deserved her title "Geordie Girl". Peggy Marshall was an Ensa entertainer in France in 1944 and the title was bestowed on her by Geordie frontline troops. It was in London that year that Peggy met our reporter to give...
TV Star Amazed by Brave Richard; Youngster Put Up for Pride of Britain Award
Byline: SARAN SCOTT HIS tale of courage and determination has touched the hearts of the people across the region - and now little Richard Hunter has gained a new fan in Benidorm star Crissy Rock. So impressed was the actress by Richard's brave...
United New Boys Set to Face Heed
Byline: LEE RYDER GAEL BIGIRIMANA and Romain Amalfitano will have their first taste of playing on Tyneside tonight. Both are set to be included in the Newcastle United XI to face Gateshead at the International Stadium (7.30). The Magpies are...
Victory One to Remember! Morpeth Collapse Sees Burnopfield Home by the Narrowest of Margins
Byline: JAMES HUNTER BURNOPFIELD engineered an incredible turnaround to beat Morpeth by one run in a game packed with drama. Chasing 166, Morpeth were coasting towards victory at 160-4 - only to suffer a total batting collapse as they threw away...
We Are Strictly Jiving for Our Health
STRICTLY Come Dancing star Brendan Cole jived his way to Tyneside to help encourage people to get fit and active. The world-class professional dancer and choreographer hosted a masterclass at Newcastle Dance Centre yesterday. With the help of...
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