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 November 9, 2012

A Taste of Her Own Medicine; Pooch Eats Owner's Flu Capsules
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON LOLA the jackadoodle bit off more than she could chew as she prepared for her kennel cough injection. The mischievous pup decided to try her own remedy and swallowed a mouthful of Beechams' Flu Plus capsules. Terrified...
Audi Q7 3.0 Tdi Quattro S Line Tiptronic
FACTS AND FIGURES Price: PS51,910 Mechanical: 204ps, 2,967cc, 6cyl diesel engine driving four wheels via eight-speed automatic gearbox Max speed: 127mph 0-62mph: 9.1 seconds Combined mpg: 39.2 Insurance group: 37 CO2 emissions: 189g/km BIK rating:...
Battered Black and Blue for His Tablets; Thugs Target Vulnerable Man for Prescription Diazepam
UGLY bruises scar an attack victim who feared for his life after two men burst into his flat and battered him with an iron bar. Too terrified to be named, the 32-year-old has plucked up the courage to talk about the savage attack as police appeal...
Better Late Than Never as Toon Hit Back in Style; United Shake off a Nightmare Start to Claim a Deserved Draw against Brugge and Keep Their European Bandwaggon Rolling
KEEP those passports handy because Newcastle United appear to have fallen in love with being back in Europe. The good news for the scores of Geordie fans who took over Bruges is it does not look like ending any time soon. However, for Newcastle...
Bluegrass Band Pack a Punch; ALAN NICHOL Packs Plenty of Punch in This Week's Round-Up of the Roots Music Scene in the Region
FIVE pairs of hands make the neo-bluegrass outfit The Punch Brothers the most powerful hitters on their chosen circuit. Their versatility alone should be sufficient to convince any doubters. The quintet come out swinging at The Sage Gateshead's...
Breathing Life into the Past; New Film Captures Long-Gone Days Down the Region's Pits
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER THE realities of working in the region's pits have been brought back to life in a new film. From the daily grind at the coal face to the story of the Easington Colliery disaster in 1951, the DVD pulls together rare archive...
Brothers in Arms, but No Wyn Bonus
UNITED'S Euro king Wyn Davies lay in hospital last night as those who covet his throne did battle upon Belgian soil. Davies, the aerial threat a continent could not handle in 1969 as the Fairs Cup was sensationally spirited back to Tyneside, suffered...
Bullock Is Loving Heed Loan Switch; Midfielder Keen to Extend His Stay on Tyneside
Byline: STEVE BROWN GATESHEAD new boy Lee Bullock is keen to extend his loan spell at the International Stadium. The 31-year-old York City midfielder joined the Tynesiders on a month-long temporary deal last month. He has made three appearances...
Cats' Continuing Goal Drought Leaves Larsson Puzzled
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SEB LARSSON admits he is baffled by Sunderland's lack of goal-threat after investing heavily over the summer. However, so far only Fletcher has looked the part, contributing five of Sunderland's paltry total of six goals...
Chevrolet Aveo 1.3lt Vcdi Eco
AT first sight the Chevrolet Aveo is a keenly priced, economical, family hatchback - but that's not the whole story. For lurking behind the value-for-money pricetag and frugal fuel consumption there's a driver's car eager to strut its stuff. Chevrolet...
Christmas Overtakes Car Buying
THE value of second-hand cars typically take a tumble as soon as the clocks go back and potential punters think about the cost of Christmas instead. It means anyone planning to trade in their used car for a newer one is likely to get less money...
Citroen C3 Vtr+ 1.4hdi
THE Citroen C3 VTR+ is a breath of fresh air for lovers of the brand and its sporting achievements around the world. Too many consider the French car-maker as a purveyor of quirky cars, but the reality is a design flair which is lacking in many...
Conor Is a Singing Sensation; Young Reviewer JENNIFER RAHMAN Caught Teenage Singing Sensation Conor Maynard This Week at the O2 Academy in Newcastle
CONOR Maynard first exploded on to the scene in 2008 when he began to post covers and original songs on YouTube. Maynard finally caught the attention of American singer/ songwriter Ne-Yo after posting a cover of his song Beautiful Monster which to...
Deaths
AMIN (North Shields). Peacefully in hospital surrounded by her family after a long illness bravely borne with great courage and dignity on 8th November 2012, aged 78 years, Joan (nee Rutter), much loved mam of Alan, Audrey, Joan and Tricia, also motherinlaw...
Exploits in 24-Hour 2CV Race
THE Wingrove racing team were on a tight schedule as they set off for the 24-hour 2CV race in Belgium. It all started at Newcastle's West Road branch at 6am on Thursday as the team were dispatched into their vehicles complete with welcome pack and...
Familiar Plot Is Handled Well
MANHATTAN advertising executive Jason (Adam Scott) has known best friend Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) since college, but there has never been a romantic spark between them. Living a few floors apart in the same building, they postulate that having...
Fans Are Bitten by the Bugg; the Name Jake Bugg Wouldn't Have Meant Much to Music Followers at the Start of This Year. Now the Teenager, Whose Debut Album Has Reached No 1, Counts His Hero Noel Gallagher among His Fans. He's at the O2 Academy Newcastle on November 22 and February 5. ANDY"
THE chain of events that catapulted 18-year-old Jake Bugg to the top of the album chart all started with an episode of The Simpsons. Bugg was just 12 when he was captivated by what he heard while watching the animated comedy series. "It's all...
Female Officers Who Fit the Bill; Long before Vera Came to the Screens, Other Female Detectives Paved the Way for a Shake-Up of Modern Policing Dramas. STEVE BURBRIDGE Reports
IN 1980 the representation of female police officers on British television changed forever, with the introduction of two pivotal drama series. The Gentle Touch and Juliet Bravo paved the way for the portrayal of female senior police officers dealing...
Film Reviews
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (18) Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) have nurtured S mutual revulsion since college. In the intervening decade, their paths have diverged. Lauren hails from privileged stock but a good upbringing doesn't...
Flournoy Wary of the Angry Giants; Manchester Will Be Tough, Says Eagles Boss Fab
FABULOUS FLOURNOY has warned his Newcastle Eagles side they will have some angry Giants to deal with at Sports Central tonight. Tonight's opponents Manchester showed on their own patch what tough opponents they can be, giving the Eagles a third-quarter...
Gentleman and an Inspiration Who Died among Friends Doing Job He Loved; Tributes Paid to Repatriated North East Soldier
THE bodies of a North East soldier and his comrade have been repatriated to the United Kingdom after they were killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing a police uniform. Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter, from Consett, County Durham, and Lance Corporal...
GOAL WAS FOR YOU; Goal Ace Dedicates Strike to the Fans
Byline: LEE RYDER VURNON ANITA has dedicated his wonder strike against Club Brugge to the Toon Army after Newcastle United's battling draw in the Europa League - revealing today: "That was just for you." Anita and his team-mates were blown away...
Grave Fears as Wing's Flattened; Demolition of Unsuitable Hospital Unit Could Uncover the Resting Place of Executed Prisoners
Byline: KERRY WOOD FEARS emerged today the grisly remains of executed prisoners could be unearthed when a wing is demolished at a North East prison. Demolition is on the cards at the substandard medical facility for sick prisoners at HMP Durham....
Halo Hits the Target Again
WHEN we last saw super-soldier Master Chief he was frozen aboard the UNSC spaceship Forward Unto Dawn waiting for a time when he was once again needed. Well, he's in for a very rude awakening. Once more the universe's fate rests upon the shoulder...
Hawks Soar High with Their Token Collection; Lads Are Determined to Get a Slice of Wish Cash
THEIR goal is to score and young footballers Nathan Ray and Scott McLaughlin are turning their efforts to our Wish campaign. The star collectors who play for Heaton Hawks under 16s have so far gathered an incredible 3,000 tokens to help their club...
Hebburn Making a Real Storm
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT BACK in August, Hebburn Town's stated aim was to renew their newly-won status in the Ebac Northern League First Division. manager Paul Bennett claimedS that if the team finished fourth from bottom it would represent progress,...
Helleur's Direct Style Is Perfect; Falcons Coach Russell Happy for Centre to Run
HEAD coach Peter Russell has backed Jamie Helleur's route-one running to get Newcastle Falcons over the gain-line this evening. The Samoan centre has been brought into the Falcons' side for the visit of second-placed Nottingham, having shone from...
In Memoriam
ANDERTON (Heaton). Thomas, it's been ten long, lonely years without you by my side. Life has never been the same without you darling. Until we meet again, your everloving wife Nancy.x JACKSON (Cruddas Park). Dad, memories are the loveliest things,...
Just Look at Our New Town Centre; Public Invited to See for Themselves How PS150m Scheme to Transform Gateshead Is Progressing
BOSSES behind the PS150m transformation of Gateshead town centre are throwing open the doors to the public for the first time. Curious residents can catch a glimpse of what's going on behind the scenes at the long-awaited Trinity Square development...
Kids Dig in for Patients; Pupils Plant Spring Bulbs for Charity
Byline: SARAH SCOTT SCHOOLCHILDREN used their green fingers to help bring a charity's new headquarters to life. Pupils from three Newcastle primary schools helped plant around 5,000 daffodil bulbs next to cancer charity Daft as a Brush's new home...
Lancaster: This Is the Start of a Huge Journey for Us
ENGLAND coach Stuart Lancaster has urged his side to use tomorrow's QBE international against Fiji to lay down a marker for the rest of a challenging series. England will go on to face Australia, South Africa and world champions New Zealand over...
Let Peace Reign One More Time; City Churchman Hopes to Recreate Flanders Field Football Match 100 Years On
IT was such a vivid act of peace it's entered popular folklore. The date was Christmas 1914 and an impromptu football match was staged between the trenches in no man's land. British and German soldiers laid down their arms for a game that brought...
Mazda Cx-7 2.2d Sport
MAZDA captured the hearts of sports car fans with the evergreen MX-5 - a budget roadster that punches well above its weight. And in the family car sector, the 6 saloon/hatch and estate have proved a viable and individual alternative to the ubiquitous...
Mignolet: We Must Keep Fellaini Quiet
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SIMON MIGNOLET has warned Sunderland they must find a way to handle Everton dangerman Marouane Fellaini tomorrow. Goalkeeper Mignolet knows all about the threat posed by Fellaini after playing against him at club level and alongside...
MY Daughters Are Still a Bit Young [...]
MY daughters are still a bit young to really get the concept of Christmas. Attempting to approach the subject this week I asked Charlotte, three, have you ever heard of Jesus? "No, but I've heard of bees." You get the picture. Yet despite this I have...
Nolan's Just Got to Enjoy His Big Return; Fishbowl Comments Are a Real Mystery
Byline: Mick QUINN KEVIN NOLAN will make his return to St James' Park on Sunday - and he should not need to be told he's going to get a few boos. That is standard for any former player going back to Newcastle United. It's something that shouldn't...
Now It's Your Turn to Help out Robbie; Chance to Join the Toon Favourite on Homecoming Lap
HE'S overcome illness, bad weather and exhaustion to cycle more than 3,500 miles ... and now he needs your help as he heads home. Tomorrow hundreds of cyclists can join former Toon star Robbie Elliott as he attacks the penultimate route in Ponteland...
Oh Brother, Big Night Sam Occasion for Ameobi Junior
Byline: LEE RYDER SAMMY AMEOBI spoke of his pride today after making Newcastle United history in Bruges. Both Sammy and Shola Ameobi became the first brothers to start a game for 60 years. In doing so they were the first siblings since George...
Playing Live Is the Peak for Proclaimers; Gig Preview Scottish Duo the Proclaimers Are at Newcastle City Hall Tonight with Their Band. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Catches Up with Craig Reid
Byline: GORDONBARR 2011 saw The Proclaimers take some time out for the first time in years. It has worked wonders for the twins Craig and Charles Reid, who feel more fired up than ever on the back of the release of their latest album Like Comedy....
Playtime's over as the Work of Cutting Begins
Byline: ADRIAN PEARSON AFTER-school clubs, holiday play schemes and children's groups across Newcastle are set to be axed as the next round of cuts start to bite. Staff behind play services for children aged five to 12 have been told their jobs...
Poem of the Day
November has arrived and it is winter again Cold biting winds blowing and may be some heavy rain I can remember the winters we had many years ago Especially 1947 when we had four feet of snow I hope we don't have that again But of course we never know...
Power Pester Toned Down; Skylanders Giants Publisher: Activision Format: Xbox 360
PARENTS may want to look away as Activision''s all conquering toy and game combo Skylanders is back - and better than ever. As before the evil wizard Kaos is hell bent on conquest, but this time it'll take a giant effort to stop his attempts to...
Real Toon Fans Tell Their Stories; Toon Fans from across the Globe Flocked to Belgium to Watch United Take on Club Brugge Yesterday. Chief Reporter DAN WARBURTON Caught Up with a Number of Die-Hard Fans Who Had Gone the Extra Mile to Watch the Match
-SIDE Magpie Alain Emile celebrated his wedding with a trip to see the Toon - after a chance meeting with United chief Derek Llambias. The lucky groom was handed a ticket by Mike Ashley's right-hand man after buying him a pint near the Empire State...
Region Will Fall Silent for Armistice Sunday Tributes
HUNDREDS of people will gather to pay their respects for those killed in the line of duty at Remembrance Day parades on Sunday. Church services, wreath-laying and town and village processions will be held all over the region. In Newcastle, the...
REUNITED; Send Details To: Reunited, Feedback, Evening Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 1ED
I WONDER if you can help me with an unusual request. I no longer live in the North East, and have not for many years. I am 80 years old and trying to trace someone from the past. Joan Campbell and her mother, Annie, lived in Buddle Street, Wallsend,...
Sho Proud of the Comeback Kings; Fightback Shows Spirit in Side Says Goal Hero
Byline: LEE RYDER SHOLA AMEOBI believes Newcastle United's thrilling comeback against Club Brugge proves the Magpies can be a match for anybody in the Europa League. The long-serving striker and younger sibling Sammy made history by becoming...
Skoda Citigo Greentech 75 Elegance
LITTLE boxes with a tiny wheel set in each corner, squared-off body panels with razor-sharp edges and a high stance that gave the impression it would topple if hit by a strong gust of wind. That was really all you could expect from early city car...
'The Kitchen Diner's a Very Sociable Space' Chris Auld Is an Award-Winning Commercial Photographer with a Diverse Range of Clients from Argos and Greggs to Barker & Stonehouse and Hotel Du Vin. the 37-Year Old Shows Us the Kitchen of His Victorian Home in Heaton. MYHOME
Byline: Chris Auld Where is your home? In Heaton and I also have a photographic studio in Hebburn. How would you describe it? A Victorian terraced house. It was four bedrooms but we knocked the bathroom into one of the bedrooms to make a bigger...
Thug Jailed for Brutal Assault on Girlfriend; Victim Was Held Captive during Seven-Hour Ordeal
BRUTE Craig Roberts held his new girlfriend captive and subjected her to a terrifying torture-style ordeal. The thug had been going out with Katherine Blake for two weeks when he launched his sickening attack because she wanted to go home. She...
TN Can Serve Up Only One Victory
A BATTLING men's second team was the only side to enjoy a win for Northumbria University. Both of TN's men's teams had limited squads to pick from due to injury and lack of availability. However, the seconds were the only side to emerge triumphant...
Toon and Pulman United; DEALER TALK: Pulman
PULMAN Group have extended their support as Newcastle United's official motor retailer partner. Pulman Group are a Volkswagen and SEAT car retailer across the North East and have supported the football club as their official motor retailer partner...
Toon Army in Bruges; A Good Time - and a Result, Too
FROM junior Magpies to lifelong members of the black and white army, the Toon took over Bruges to stage a European party. More than 5,000 fans flocked to the Belgian city's historic Market Square to witness Alan Pardew's men clinch a 2-2 draw with...
Top Chef Bankrupt over PS28,500 Debt; 'Award-Winning Restaurants Will Stay Open with No Job Losses'
Byline: JAMES BUTCHER A FORMER North East Chef of the Year has gone bankrupt over a PS28,500 debt. David Kennedy, the chef behind David Kennedy's Food Social at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle and David Kennedy's River Cafe in North Shields,...
Toyota Hilux
TOYOTA'S "indestructible" Hilux has a new look and new hi-tech features for 2012. The redoubtable pick-up has been given a comprehensive restyle from the A-pillar forwards, with a new bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps and bumper, plus new wheel...
TWEETS & POSTS; A Selection of Your Comments Left on Our Website, Twitter and Facebook Pages
FORMER NUFC player Kevin Nolan has compared life in Newcastle with living in a "fishbowl", claiming life on Tyneside is "pure hectic" compared with London. You have been discussing whether you agree with him. Stephen Mark Cook asked: "What is so...
Walker's Charge in Good Nic for Win
NICHOLASCOPERNICUS has attracted plenty of support in recent days and he can reward his supporters' faith with victory in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster tomorrow. Ed Walker's charge has looked firmly on the upgrade and really seems to...
'We'd Be Lost without Our Play Centre'
PARENTS and children have spoken of their shock at being told their much-loved after-school club is under threat of closure. Scotswood Play Centre in Heighley Street, Newcastle's West End, is a popular facility which provides a vital service during...
What's On
November 9-15 CUSTOMS HOUSE, SOUTH SHIELDS Mill Dam (0191 454 1234) Anna Karenina (12A): Mon/Wed 1.30pm Madagascar 3: Europe''s Most Wanted (PG): Sat/Sun 1.30pm, 3.45pm Skyfall (12A): Fri/Sun/Thu 7pm, Wed 7.30pm EMPIRE THEATRE, CONSETT Front Street...
You're Smarter for 10; ASH DIEBACK Disease Has Taken the UK by Surprise but Is Now Spreading Rapidly. PAUL TULLY Explains What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help
How did the disease get here? It seems to have arrived on infected trees imported from the Netherlands to a nursery in Buckinghamshire. Other sites followed, including a car park in Leicester and college campus in South Yorkshire. But the first "wider...
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