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 1, 2012

100 Greatest Geordies
Our top 100 geordies from top left to bottom right. 100 - Joe McElderry 099 - Harry Nagelsztajn 098 - Robson Green 097 - Denise Welch 096 - Tony Scott 095 - Ross Noble 094 - Dame Flora Robson 093 - Albert Stubbins 092 - Sid Waddell 091 - Mike Neville...
A Brusing Battle Bristol. Fashion
Byline: MARK SMITH DEAN Richards is expecting a bruising start to the Championship season tomorrow when his Newcastle Falcons side travel to Bristol. The title favourites pitch up at the Memorial Stadium for the first time since their 35-3 triumph...
Arrests after Bank Is Raided; Witness Tells of Shock
Byline: KATE PROCTOR A BANK has been raided in the latest in a string of attacks on a suburban street. Police arrived at HSBC in Speculation Place, Concord, Washington, during the early hours of yesterday morning to find the door smashed and...
Boss Hopes Lambert's Men Won't Be Villans
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW feels his side are on the brink of a superb start to the new season - providing they take a maximum haul from Aston Villa tomorrow. The Newcastle United boss guided his team to the Europa League group stages on Thursday...
Brides and Grooms Relieve Wedding Day; Memorabilia Request for Church Event
Byline: DAVE BLACK A CHURCH has been flooded with happy memories of wedding days as parishioners celebrate its 125th anniversary. A fascinating collection of wedding memories and memorabilia is on display at a three-day exhibition at the Holy Sepulchre...
Celebrating in Some Style; Harrogate Becomes the Town of Romance for MIEKA SMILES and Her Husband as They Celebrate Their Fifth Wedding Anniversary
FIVE years is not a long time to be married. But for us at least, an awful lot has happened since our nuptials. We've bought a house, sold a house and bought another, had promotions (him not me, unfortunately) and travelled to many a distant clime....
Church Matters with Francis Wood
Byline: FRANCIS WOOD SALT OF THE EARTH [c] I'M glad to be alive now, where food and drink are among the most enjoyable things in life. Also I'm pleased to learn that a weekly bar of chocolate will cut down the risk of a stroke (report from Sweden)....
[c]POEM OF THE DAY
Beetle In the 50s Beetle started as a child''s game, Bits of plastic and a dice made it nice and tame. There was a designated number for each body part, A roll of the dice was all it took to make a start. Then a group of WI ladies decided to...
[C] TWEETS & POSTS
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages TWO Tyneside teenagers were taken to hospital after taking a legal high. The over-the-counter drug is available at pocket money prices and sold as potpourri. You have been...
English Hopes Long Lay-Off Will Not Blunt His Diamonds; Speedway
Byline: BARRY WALLACE NEWCASTLE Diamonds tackle Rye House Rockets tomorrow at Byker (7.00) in a Premier League match hoping three weeks' inactivity will not affect their chances against the midtable side. Poor weather meant the Sapphire Engineering...
Estrela Deserves Another Chance
ROGER CHARLTON'S Estrela should find things a little easier in the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Fillies' Handicap at Folkestone. A daughter of Derby winner Authorized out of a Cheveley Park Stakes scorer Wannabe Grand, she...
Fire Hero Dog Is a Lifesaver; Barking Pooch Alerts Residents after Arsonists Strike
Byline: LISA HITCHINSON MOLLY the dog may be tiny in stature - but she has a life-saving bark. The hero hound acted as a living smoke alarm by waking her owners and other flats residents when arsonists were at work. The motor-mouth mutt is...
Freddie Funeral Next Week; Tributes Pour In
Byline: KATE PROCTOR THE funeral of former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher will take place next week. The service for Mr Fletcher, who died at the age of 71 after being diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer, will take place...
Giant Jet Set for Toon Touch Down
A GIANT of the skies will touch down at Newcastle Airport for the first time today - at the hands of a pilot trained in the North East. Middle Eastern airline Emirates has upgraded its daily Dubai service to a Boeing 777, the longest jet to ever...
Great Sporting Action as New Event Kicks off; Junior Football
THE inaugural North of England Tournament, organised in conjunction with Blyth Valley Council, was held at at Cramlington Sporting Club. Around 60 teams, spread over five age groups from under-12 to under-16, took part. They were put into groups...
Groover Dave's Got to Dance for TV's Davina; Pub Dancer Auditions for Top Telly Show
Byline: RUTH LAWSON HIS moves have seen him barred from a Tyneside pub but dancing Dishwasher Dave could soon be strutting his stuff on national telly. Following our story about Dave Cooper being permanently booted out of Cosy Joes in Newcastle,...
I Hope the Dog Doesn't Do Something like This to Another Child; Mum of Young Girl Bitten by Animal Hits out as Criminal Charge against Owner Is Dropped by Court
Byline: SARA NICHOL 45p SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012 chroniclelive.co.uk chroniclelive.co.uk A DANGEROUS dog which viciously attacked a little girl has been spared from being put down. Rebecca Learmouth, six, needed surgery to stitch wounds between...
In Memoriam
BLACKETT (Longbenton). Treasured memories of Mary, a precious mam and nanna, died 2nd September 2011. You are greatly missed and always in our thoughts. Love from Maurice, Pat, Daniel, Cathie and Carol. x DAVIES (West Denton). Madge (formerly Turner)....
Jade, 15, Will Never Have the All-Clear; Rare Cancer Affects Only 300 Worldwide
Byline: NEIL McKAY TEENAGER Jade Telford has told how she will have to go for threemonthly body scans for the rest of her life after being diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. The 15-year-old is currently undergoing surgery at Newcastle's...
Krul Expects Professional Display against Strugglers
Byline: LEE RYDER TIM KRUL has warned his Newcastle United team-mates to be wary of the wounded animal in Aston Villa tomorrow - but he insists the Magpies are ready to revert "back to business" after their Europa League exploits. United secured...
Laughter Is the Bet Medicine
DO you know the twin inspirations for Adil Ray's new comedy series Citizen Khan? The series, in which a Pakistani pokes fun at his own culture, partly springs out of Goodness Gracious Me - and Dave Allen. Both, Adil insists, influenced Citizen Khan...
Love of Maths Adds Up to Exam Success; Brother and Sister's GCSE Delight - Aged Just 10 and Eight
Byline: NICHOLA WEATHERALL THIS brother and sister act may just be the brainiest in Newcastle. Mathematical whiz-kid Israel Nwisi sat his GCSE maths when he was only 10 - and received an A. But he had better watch out, as his younger sister Sarah...
Magpies Are in Need of Improvement-And Quick
Byline: Malcolm MACDONALD IF I had one word to offer United as a yardstick this season it would be urgency. They are all right when they play with it but very suspect when they do not. United were not allow to get any urgency into their play...
Magpies Get Ready for Euro Adventure; the Draw Has Been Made and Newcastle United Are off to Play Group D Matches against Bordeaux, Club Brugge and Maritimo. JOANNE BUTCHER Looks at What's in Store for the Toon Army Europa League Draw Sees the Toon Army Setting off for a Grand Tour in Their Quest for Footballing Success
Bordeaux TOON fans arriving in the French city of Bordeaux are likely to have one thing on their minds - wine. Famed for its vineyards, the city is the world's wine-making capital, making a staggering EUR14.5bn each year from plonk. Among the...
Mum of Young Girl Bitten by Animal Hits out As
A DANGEROUS dog which viciously attacked a little girl has been spared from being put down. Rebecca Learmouth, six, needed surgery to stitch wounds between her eye and nose after the male Staffordshire Bull Terrier bit her. The owner of the animal,...
New Bus Plans Are a Disgrace
I WROTE a similar letter to this about two years ago and I believe that what I am about to say will represent the views of most, if not all, of the people in Brunswick, Hazlerigg and Dinnington Village with regard to the changes and reduction in our...
Newcastle; COURTS IN BRIEF
Daniel Urwin, 23, of Hartington Court, Gateshead. Denied assaulting a woman in Newcastle on May 7. Discharged conditionally for six months after being found guilty. John Newell, 42, of Byrness Court, Battle Hill, North Tyneside. Admitted stealing...
No Colly Wobbles as Durham All but Safe
DURHAM will have to sit twiddling their thumbs while their First Division status is settled next week. A rain-hit draw at Liverpool put the Riversiders 43 points above the relegation zone. Captain Paul Collingwood was probably spot on when he...
Old Dog off to Kennel
JAMES Bolam is an intensely private man who does not give much away to the outside world. So, apparently, is Jack Halford. Both, the man and the character he plays in New Tricks, keep themselves to themselves. Bolam had already announced he was...
Pair's Plea Oer Pounds 2m Heist Is Rejected by Judge; Thieves Denied Entering Oriental Museum
THE sentencing of six people involved in the theft of valuable Chinese artefacts from a museum has been delayed until later this year. Judge John Milford, presiding at Newcastle Crown Court, said he was not satisfied with the account given by two...
Pet Watch
[c] IT DIDN'T seem like five minutes ago that the summer holidays were upon us and already a new term has now begun. The dark nights have rolled in and the cold nights are once again upon us, serving as a reminder that winter is just around the corner....
Quayside Event Foe Powerboat Grand Prix; High-Speed Thrills on Show
Byline: SARAH SCOTT HIGH-POWERED boats will be zipping along the River Tyne this weekend as part of the UK Zapcat National Racing Championships. Taking over Newcastle's quayside today and tomorrow, the white-knuckle powerboat racing is set to...
Rose Is Hoping to Blossom with Cats; Spurs Defender Delighted to Secure Loan Deal
DANNY ROSE joined Martin O'Neill's Sunderland revolution on the recommendation of his Spurs team-mate Brad Friedel. Rose was the only deadlineday arrival on Wearside, joining the Black Cats on a season-long loan deal and signing in time to play...
SHRUBS TO BRING AUTUMN GLORY; as Summer Flowers Fade, Hannah Stephenson Looks at a Selection of Autumn Shrubs Which Will Provide Colour, Structure and Texture to Your Garden
AUTUMN is almost upon us - and as the seasons change, rich foliage and berries become the focus of attention. While ornamental grasses and the daisy-like blooms of heleniums and rudbeckias provide colour, it's important to have some shrubs in your...
So, It Didn't Just Rain [...]; This Summer Has Officially Been Declared the Wettest in England and Wales for a Century. NICOLA WEATHERALL Takes a Look at What Happened and What Autumn Could Have in Store
So, it didn't just rain this summer... it poured? Yes. The MeteoGroup has confirmed what we had already suspected - this summer has been the soggiest wash-out for 100 years. Records in England and Wales go back to 1727 and it looks like being the fourth...
Strikers Need to Give Pards More
Byline: LEE RYDER ALAN PARDEW had a simple message for his Senegal strike force Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba ahead of the clash with Aston Villa tomorrow, as he told them: "I want to see more from you." The clash with the Brummie outfit last season...
Take This Seriously? Eu Must Be Joking!
EUROPEAN football is like a beautiful woman fluttering her eyelashes. Viewed from afar it is alluring and seductive. A must-have object. However, upon acquaintance the perception unexpectedly changes. Now it is a problem, a diversion from...
The Thought That My Son Would Become a Druggie Was Simply Unimaginable and Just Not Possible.+; A North Mum Reveals the Devastating Effects of Her Child's Drug Addiction
MY blood still boils at the word "druggie", but the thought that my son would become one was simply unimaginable and just not possible. We area close family who have never been in any trouble. I am a degree-educated, working, married mum-of-one....
Thunder Crackling Again after Wait for Win Ends at Last
GATESHEAD Thunder head coach Kevin Neighbour insists Wednesday's long-overdue victory over Workington has removed a major weight from their shoulders. Thunder end their season at home to Oldham tomorrow, with Neighbour and his troops still brimming...
TV Choice
DOCTOR WHO BBC1, 7.20pm We've seen the trailers, we've read the interviews - and now it's time to see the beginning of the end... Yes, we'll be saying goodbye to Amy and Rory in five episodes' time, but according to show-runner Steven Moffat, there's...
TV Choice
THE LAST WEEKEND ITV1, 9pm It's the last episode, and it's building up to something shocking. Ian tries to discuss the events of the night before with Daisy, but she is distant. Her rejection prompts Ian to tell Ollie he suspects she's having an affair...
Warriors Ready to Reach for the Stars
WHITLEY WARRIORS begin their 2012/13 ice hockey season with a home exhibition game against league champions Billingham Stars tomorrow night, face-off 5.00. After several retirements over the summer, Warriors' coach Garry Dowd has made three new signings...
'We Had No Idea about Murder' New Tenant at House of Horrors Tells of Shock Discovery
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY IT is the kind of thing you read about but never imagine would happen on your street. A year ago today a usually peaceful Tyneside community found itself at the centre of a brutal murder probe. Elderly Francis Willis'...
Window Was Not Surprise
Byline: Lee Ryder YOU could say that Mike Ashley has never been afraid to have the odd gamble as Newcastle United owner. So perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that the Magpies' business in the summer transfer window amounted to no more than...
You Bet
ANOTHER night of Thursday Europa League football closely followed by Premier League action for Newcastle - at least this week the Toon have an extra day to prepare before Aston Villa roll into town. Paul Lambert has not endured the best start to...
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