Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 27, 2012

100 Greatest Geordies
are constant reminders of the work of Robert Stephenson, even though he died more than 150 years ago. Most notably there is Newcastle's High Level Bridge, completed in 1849, a testament to his skill and vision as an innovative engineer. The name...
999 Man's Booze Driving Disgrace; Three Times over the Limit after Downing a Bottle of Vodka at Work
Byline: GARRY WILLEY A 999 AMBULANCE operator downed a bottle of vodka then drove home from work more than three times over the limit. Jason Blenkiron was so drunk he could barely control his Peugeot 207 during the treacherous three-mile trip....
Bach to Help the Diamonds; Former Favourite Returns as Guest Rider
Byline: BARRY WALLACE PREMIER League Pairs winner Rene Bach returns to Newcastle's Brough Park tonight to don a Diamonds race jacket. The former star will be making a guest appearance for his old club in place of Stuart Robson, as Diamonds host...
Cats Up for Cup; O'Neill Says Washout Has Not Hit His Plans
MARTIN O'NEILL insists Sunderland's weekend washout will not disrupt his preparations for tomorrow's cup clash against League Two Morecambe. Sunderland's first home game of the season against Reading was called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged...
Changing Face of Tyneside. Politics; We Look Back at Who Has Held the Hot Seat
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FOR decades the city council's top boss has faced highs and lows as they look to steer the organisation through a political minefield. Barry Rowland became the latest casualty as a power row erupted that culminated in him walking...
Chelsea Cash in on a Tired Toon; Big-Spending Blues Just Too Good for Jaded Magpies with Hazard and Torres an Awesome Twosome
WHETHER we like it or not, Newcastle United will always be considered underdogs when facing bigspending Chelsea. And as long as United stick to their stringent financial plan, you can't walk away from places like Stamford Bridge and feel too surprised...
Courts in Brief
A selection of offences from the magistrates'' courts Natasha Smith, 23, of Cartmel Grove, Bensham, Gateshead. Admitted being in possession of amphetamine and cannabis in Newcastle on June 8. Discharged conditionally for a year. Emma Thompson, 32,...
[c]POEM OF THE DAY
Memory Lane I remember, I remember the house where I was born, But not the sunlight peeping through, heralding the dawn, 'Was the sound of clogs as they clattered down the street, The brewery girls off to work, clogs upon their feet. And in the air...
[C] TWEETS & POSTS
[c] THIS week I feel like a new woman. Well, I am in a way because I've officially changed my name. Before I got married, I thought I would be a modern woman and decided I wouldn't take my husband's last name. A lot of female journalists keep...
Driver Who Died in Crash Named; 74-Year-Old Is Believed to Have Suffered a Heart Attack
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY AN elderly bus driver who died when he allegedly suffered a heart attack shortly after his coach smashed into a lamp-post on the A1 has been named. William Henry Craven died in hospital shortly after the crash which happened...
Falcons in Food Shape for Opener
Byline: MARK SMITH DIRECTOR of rugby Dean Richards has reported no new additions to Newcastle Falcons' injury list ahead of Sunday's Championship opener at Bristol. Italian lock Carlo del Fava was a late withdrawal for Friday's 24-20 defeat at...
Fancy Surfing? Competitors Raise Cash in Annual Foamy Fest
A GIANT octopus and Captain Cook stunned beachgoers as they hit the waves for a fancy dress surfing event. The pair were among 25 competitors who took part in the annual Tynemouth Charity Foamy Fest at Longsands beach on Saturday. The surfers turned...
In Memoriam
DONALDSON (Cramlington). Died 27th August 2011. Cherished memories of Hughie. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Love Maureen, Ian and Donna, Lee and Janet and his adored grandchildren Aaron and Jessica. (FRENCH (Guidepost). Thomas Bell,...
It Is Bordering on Agony Blasts Ally
MANAGER Ally McCoist branded Rangers' 1-1 draw against Berwick as "unacceptable" and "agony" to watch as his side were left still searching for their first away win in the Irn Bru Third Division. The Glasgow giants appeared to be on track for the...
Laura Weighs in to Rival for Superb Second
OLYMPIC 1,500 metres finalist Laura Weightman showed she has grown in stature with a mature performance in Birmingham. The 21-year-old Morpeth Harrier continued her learning curve with a confident run over the metric mile distance to finish in second...
Music Lives on at the Majestic
Byline: SARAH JEFFERY NEWCASTLE is known as a party city, and the iconic Majestic Ballroom, has always been at the heart of its social life. 'The Maj', as it was affectionately known, on Westgate Road, Newcastle, was a popular music venue where...
Pietersen Not Upsetting England Harmony; Cricket
THE Kevin Pietersen saga may continue to cast a shadow over England's summer, but Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes insists there has been no negative effect on dressing-room harmony. Pietersen remains exiled from the national side, with the...
Poo Ling Togetther to Dave the Pool; Campaigners Fighting to Restore Lido to Its Former Glory
Byline: SONIA SHARMA CAMPAIGNERS are setting up a working group to drive plans to restore the Tynemouth outdoor pool. It comes after North Tyneside Council announced it was withdrawing its own proposals to revive the derelict site. The authority...
Pounds 8,000 BIRTHDAY JOY; Surprise Event Raises Thousands for Life-Saving Medics
Byline: SARA NICHOL MORE than pounds 8,000 was raised for charity at the surprise birthday party for a tattoo artist blinded in a dual carriageway crash. The Chronicle previously reported how Damian Mills has been left without his sight after...
Princes and Paupers -but Net Gain on Cards
THERE are many who insist you only get what you pay for and, that being the case, Chelsea were always going to down the Magpies. The two goalscoring Blues who battered United were pounds 50m Fernando Torres and pounds 32m Eden Hazard. That's...
Private Funeral for Tony Scott; Tyneside-Born Hollywood Director Has Been Laid to Rest
TYNESIDE-BORN Hollywood director Tony Scott has been laid to rest. The private, family-only funeral was held at a cemetery in Los Angeles for the man who was famous for blockbusters including Top Gun, Days Of Thunder and True Romance. The director,...
Proud Readers' Roll of Honour; Public Answer Fusiliers' Rallying Call to Save Region's Soldiers from Devastating Government Cuts
Byline: KATE PROCTOR FULL of pride, more than a thousand Chronicle readers have answered the call to help save our brave local soldiers. And today we thank them by listing the names of everyone who has taken the time to sign up to the Save Our Fusiliers...
She's Clear and Life Could Not Be Much Better; Emily Passes Five-Year Point Which Means Her Cancer Is Unlikely to Return
Byline: COREENA FORD TODAY is a big day for little Emily Clark - one her parents feared they would never see. The nine-year-old has been clear of cancer for five years - the landmark date that means it is unlikely to return. Emily has twice...
Splash Hits at Tartan Games
Byline: BILL McGUIRK THE incessant rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm of competitors and spectators at Gateshead Harriers' Tartan Games track and field fixture at the International Stadium. Despite the runways having to be consistently swept of...
Stage Set for Busy Season; Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has Details of the New Season at the Gala Theatre in Durham
Byline: GORDON BARR NEW drama, comedy's hottest new names, a mix of music and a sleeping beauty make up Durham Gala Theatre's new autumn season. Alan Sillitoe's classic short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is brought up-to-date...
Suspected of Peeping; Man on a Series of Sexual Offence Charges
Byline: RACHEL WEARMOUTH HIS head covered with a hood, a suspect leaves court accused of a string of sexual offnences. Balazs Somogyi is charged with a series of offences, including voyeurism and possessing an obscene pornographic image of a...
Swede Success as Purvis Strikes Gold; Swimmer James Is on Top of the World
YOU can bet your life James Purvis is on top of the world after he splashed out on a sensational gold medal. The 17-year-old, a member of Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club, triumphed at the European Junior Championships in Sweden - the second time...
Swinging Sixties Is When I Caught My Killer Condition; Appeal to Former Shipyard Workmates So He Can Claim Compensation He's Due Toon Fans Stay Loyal When Bets Are Laid
IT was the height of the Swinging Sixties and England won the World Cup. But for former shipyard worker John Hutchinson, 1966 was also the year he believes he came into contact with the deadly dust asbestos that has now devastated his life and left...
TOON FEAR CAB'S EXIT; Magpies Braced for Bid for Star Midfielder
NEWCASTLE UNITED are going into the final few days of the transfer window braced for a late raid for Yohan Cabaye. Weekend reports linked the Frenchman with Arsenal but the Chronicle also understands that Tottenham Hotspur could make a move for...
Turning Tragedy into Something Positive; myLife the Fundraising Efforts of a Group of Friends Is Helping a Young Widow Come to Terms with the Sudden and Devastating Loss of Her Husband. SAM WONFOR Reports
Byline: SAM WONFOR The fundraising efforts of a group of friends is helping a young widow come to terms with the sudden and devastating loss of her husband. SAM WONFOR reports THERE are still days when Michelle Thompson expects to see her husband...
Voodoo Prince to Work His Magic
VOODOO PRINCE has failed to live up to expectations so far in his relatively short career, but he is certainly of interest in the City Of Ripon Stakes. The Ed Dunlop-trained son of Kingmambo was the first foal of the yard's incredible mare Ouija Board,...
Walton at the Treble
MANAGER Gary Middleton couldn't hide his satisfaction at Ashington's performance in the FA Cup Preliminary Round tie at Marske United on Saturday. A hat-trick by ace marksman Marc Walton and one goal from Andrew Johnson set up another challenging tie...
You're Smarter for 10; TRIBUTES Have Been Paid to Neil Armstrong, the First Man to Walk on the Moon. LIZ WALKER Looks at the Facts and Myths about the Familiar Object in Our Nigh Sky
Byline: LIZ WALKER What did Neil Armstrong actually say when he walked on the Moon? He is famously quoted as saying: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". But afterwards he insisted he had said "a man". This was never picked...
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