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 May 25, 2013

All at Sea in a Barbie World; Fancy a Summer Barbie - and All at Sea? Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas Takes Children's Entertainment into Uncharted Waters, Writes STEVE CLARKSON
Byline: STEVE CLARKSON THERE are many aspects of the world's largest and most innovative cruise ship that knock you for six. Its 16 passenger decks. Its seven neighbourhoods. Its basketball courts and swimming pools. Its living, breathing Central...
Best Meal of the Day
THEY say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so tuck in first thing in the morning to a quick and tasty alternative to toast and cereal. Best Ever 30-Minute Cookbook by Jenni Fleetwood shows how to cook a range of more than 310 delicious...
Blues Stars Ready to Welcome Back the Special One
CHELSEA'S players appear to have grown used to the likelihood of Jose Mourinho returning return to the club. The flamboyant Portuguese boss is expected to take charge at Stamford Bridge for a second time this summer after it was confirmed he is...
Bud Is Back! Punched Police Horse Is Back on Toon Duty Today
Byline: JAMES DANIEL THE police horse punched by a Toon fan during Derby Day trouble will return to the city today. Bud the police horse will be on duty as part of a major operation to keep the peace between EDL supporters and their opponents...
Buzzards Face Official Eviction; Wildlife Experts Condemn Nest Destruction
Byline: TONY HENDERSON AN official decision to allow the destruction of four buzzard nests in Northumberland has been condemned by wildlife experts. Government agency Natural England issued a licence to allow the measure but has refused to name...
Chances Opening Up for Keaton; Jennings Desperate to Cement Durham Place
Byline: STUART RAYNER IT IS Keaton Jennings' opening partner Mark Stoneman they call "Rocky" in the Durham dressing room, but the young South African is determined to show the eye of the tiger after getting up off his feet once already this season....
Don't Use Reds as a Benchmark
Byline: Malcolm MACDONALD ALAN PARDEW, it would seem, wants us to look to Liverpool as Newcastle's blueprint. Well, Liverpool have just finished seventh in the Premier League and the Magpies were fifth a year ago, so who wants to be who? Liverpool,...
Driving. Ban for Charity Founder; Campaigner Found to Be Three Times over Limit
Byline: BRAIN DANIEL A CHARITY campaigner has been banned from the road after admitting drink driving. Lesley Henderson was stopped by police after getting behind the wheel when she was three times over the legal limit. Now the 55-year-old,...
Fantastic Value Holidays
4 days from PS269.00 Kent's Classic Cruise & Steam Departs 7 June 2013 Join our exciting 4 day break which brings to life an era gone-by as we travel aboard steam trains and glide along the tranquil waters of the River Medway. This is a classic...
FRENCH BEST IS STILL TO COME; Best of French Is Yet to Come
Byline: NEIL CAMERON MAPOU YANGA-MBIWA has promised Newcastle United fans that the club's French contingent will show their trueRE worth next season. The defender admitted for the first time that he struggled to adjust to the style and pace of...
From Gloomy Room to the Light Fantastic
Byline: with Colin & Justin THIS week we create a spot of 'disco heaven' as a tired storage basement is reborn AS a laser-lit, colourful, get-together space where younger family members can chill out. OUT OF THE DARK Previously, a large mirror...
Gazza's Axed from City Ice Extravaganza
Byline: RUTH LAWSON FORMER Toon star Gazza has been dropped from making a guest appearance in the Celebrities on Ice tour. Show bosses confirmed his departure from the line-up saying the format and content of Sunday's show at the Metro Radio...
MasterMinds
1. Which famous footballer played for teams including Machester United, Hibernian and Los Angeles Aztecs? 2. Which of the following TV shows has a theme tune which doesn`t mention the show's name in the song? Sesame Street, The Dukes Of Hazzard or...
Missing Student Search Torment Goes on; Friends Offered Counselling as They Step Up the Hunt
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON CAPTURED on camera, the picture below is missing student Jason Fyles less than two hours before he vanished. Police have released images of the 19-year-old as their search for him enters its eighth day. Jason, a 19-year-old...
MP: An of Betrayal; Stephen Hepburn Says Proposed Law Would Deny Hundreds Justice
Byline: JOANNE BUTCHER HUNDREDS of mesothelioma victims will be denied justice under new legislation, it is claimed. The Mesothelioma Bill, which had its second reading in Parliament, was designed to make it easier for people with the killer...
No Holiday for Di Canio as He Begins Rebuilding Side
Byline: Malcolm MACDONALD PAOLO DI CANIO is ready to forego his summer holiday to concentrate on revamping Sunderland. The Italian has burned the candle at both ends since taking charge on Wearside, arriving at the club's Academy of Light training...
No Home Comforts as Felling Suffer First Loss
FELLING lost their unbeaten record in the North East Division when they slumped to a 16-run home defeat against Hylton. That was despite restricting their hosts to a modest total of 79-8. Bowlers held sway throughout and it was the home pairing...
No Mean Feat These Days to Survive a Managerial Minefield
Byline: John GIBSON THE big hitters have virtually all gone one way or the other. They have either quit, walked off to greener pastures, or received the silver bullet. Tony Pulis had served seven years trying to perfect the longball game at...
Our Girl Given Fusilier HONOUR
Byline: GEORGE COLLINS DECORATED veterans with years of service in Kenya, Korea and the Middle East have welcomed a Chronicle reporter as an honorary soldier. Former members of the Royal Northumberland and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers awarded...
Owner's Appeal after Pet Dogs Stolen during Break-In; Back Door Smashed by Thieves
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN PET Chihuahuas Elvis, Priscilla and Elwood were snatched in a raid on their owner's home, prompting her to beg for their return. Healthcare assistant Emily Manson is heartbroken after the bandits smashed their way into her...
Paedophile Jailed after Attacking Young Girls; Victims Aged 12 and Eight
Byline: HARRY PRESTON A PAEDOPHILE who sexually abused two young girls has been jailed for 21 years. Frank Stott, 44, attacked two girls, one 12 and one eight years old. But he has been put behind bars after being found guilty of a string...
Pensioner's Month Long Flood Ordeal; Landlord Promises to Tackle Problem Quickly
Byline: RUTH LAWSON A DISABLED pensoner has been living in a flood-ridden house for almost a month. Jackie Hayles, of Newbiggin Hall Estate, Newcastle, says she is at breaking point after struggling to get on with life while a water pipe in her...
Players Wanted for Wallsend BC Trials
WALLSEND BOYS Club are staging trials for the 2013-14 season between Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 16 at their pitches at Rheydt Avenue. Under-eight sessions are on Tuesdays June 4 and 11 (6.00-7.30) and Saturdays June 8 and 15 ( 12.30-1.30)...
&*PS! Me, I'm off to Cook with Gordon ... Teenager Wins a Spot with Famously Foul-Mouthed Chef
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL BUDDING chef Lewis Morrison is hoping to avoid a kitchen nightmare after clinching a job with Gordon Ramsay. Lewis, who is honing his culinary crafts at Newcastle College, has secured a placement at one of the Michelins-tarred...
Put Some Fizz in Your Weekend; Raise a Glass
Byline: with JANE CLARE I'VE checked the weather forecast and it looks like some rain, some wind and some sun. Typical Bank Holiday weather. But rain or shine, I bet some of you can't resist having the first barbecue of the year this weekend. ...
Richards Right to Be Cautions
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons are now just 80 minutes away from a Premiership return, although their director of rugby is cannily keeping a lid on any premature celebrations. Rugby realists are wise enough to know a nine-point lead going...
Romance Blossoms; One of the Glories of Spring Is Beautiful Cherry Blossom Which Bursts Forth in Streets and Parks Up and Down the Country
Byline: With Carol Klein of TV's Gardeners' World Beautiful blossom in an English park CHELSEA show time always reminds me of cherry blossom. Whether you live in a town or city, in the suburbs or in a country village - even if you have no garden...
School's Merger Is Challenged; Council Takes Court Action against Academy Proposal
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL A LEGAL challenge could be mounted over the controversial merger of a state primary with a fee-paying private school on Tyneside. North Tyneside Council has taken initial steps towards court action over proposals to...
South Tyneside; Courts IN BRIEF
Brett Convery, 31, of no fixed abode. Pleaded guilty to damaging a window of the Golden Lion Pub, South Tyneside, on April 4 and being drunk and disorderly on Union Street, South Tyneside, on May 7. Discharged conditionally for six months and ordered...
Stone Me, Sharon Still Has Looks to Die For
Byline: Emma Johnson AWHITE dress, an ice pick and a missing pair of pants propelled her to superstardom and 21 years after the film that made her name, Sharon Stone this week showed she is still one of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies. She...
Suspect 77 Is Arrested; the Moment Officers Hold the Latest in the Derby Day Disorder Probe
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY MANACLED to a police officer, this is the moment a suspected soccer yob was arrested over the derby day disorder. The Chronicle can today reveal detectives are hunting around 100 people over the shameful violence which...
Tacking Racism: In Black and White by the Young; Pupils Become Reporters and Put Pen to Paper about Beating Racists
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL ROVING reporters from a Tyneside primary have been putting pen to paper to tackle racism. Pupils at Kells Lane Primary School in Low Fell, Gateshead attended a workshop at the Magpies' home, St James' Park. The session,...
The Accumulator Quiz
QUESTION 1 - for 1 point: What type of animal was the children's TV puppet character Basil Brush? A Squirrel B Fox C Rat D Badger QUESTION 2 - for 2 points: Which of the following might use grease paint in their work? A Signwriters B Motor mechanics...
There Is Nothing We Are Afraid to Tackle; Matthew Wright Has Spent 12 Years Hosting Daily Topical Discussion Show the Wright Stuff. Here He Discusses the Show, His Favourite Interviewee and His Career Highlights
THE WRIGHT STUFF HAS BEEN ON AIR SINCE 2000, DO YOU EVER WORRY ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF SUBJECTS TO DISCUSS? Of course not - we''re a news-based show and we''ve never run out of news, have we? If good issues are ever in short supply, then I just ask questions...
Tie Plainly a Top Result for Bridge
SHOTLEY Bridge are now two points clear at the top of the table after their closest challengers Annfield Plain were involved in a thrilling tied game at Ryton. The game swayed to and fro throughout the evening, Plain getting the first innings off...
To Do List
Follow it THE award-winning creator of hit US TV series Girls (aka Sex and the CIty, the grunge remix) Lena Dunham has been described as the voice of a generation. Judging by her Twitter account @lenadunham most of the things that voice has to say...
Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages Booze-fuelled disorder saw Sgt Tim Robson of Durham Constabulary assaulted 21 times in just three year. We asked our readers if they thought alcohol is a big contributing...
United in Grief for Tragic Lads; Eerie Similarities in Cousins' Road Deaths
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON UNITED in grief at their gravesides, relatives will lay flowers for their sons who died on the same day, 10 years apart. Dan Millichamp's ashes are in the same cemetery as his cousin Michael Ross following his death in...
Villagers Shocked by Armed Robbery; Post Office Targeted in Daylight Raid
Byline: SONIA SHARMA A COMMUNITY is in shock after an armed robbery at a village post office. A man brandishing what is believed to be a firearm burst into Whitburn Post Office, at North Guards, in Whitburn, South Tyneside, at around 11.30am...
When I''m on Stage the Years Disappear; Sir Bruce Forsyth Is Currently Touring His One-Man Show. He Tells DIANNE BOURNE Why He''s Strictly Not Slowing Down at the Age of 85
Byline: DIANNE BOURNE THE retirement of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson took everybody by surprise - including fellow knight of the realm, Sir Bruce Forsyth. Brucie splutters in trademark comedy form: "Sir Alex - how could he possibly...
When Tim 'Lost It' on Ice Show
Byline: IAN ROBSON IT may have happened two years ago but it certainly qualifies as nostalgia. One of the best moments in the history of Dancing On Ice was when Tim Healy squared up to judge Jason Gardiner. Tim was incensed when Gardiner had...
Why Lowly Villa Are a Shining Example to Us All: Donachie; United Coach Insists That Paul Lambert's Side Are to Be Admired for Putting Their Faith in Home-Grown Players
Byline: NEIL CAMERON ASTON VILLA is not the first name that springs to mind when debating what is a well-run football club. Trophyless since 1996, they have never come close to making the Champions League and, indeed, their European appearances...
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