Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from September 30, 2013

An Ayr of Confidence Tide Will Come in; CHRONICLE RACING
BEAT The Tide can again demonstrate his abundant stamina with victory in the Debra Charity Handicap at Ayr. Michael Dods' charge is bred to get a trip being by Black Sam Bellamy and Beat The Tide has improved since stepping up to middle distances...
A Storm-Ing Year despite Trophy Loss; Club Chief Looks Back with Real Satisfaction on Season of Progress RUGBY LEAGUE
ROB JONES shrugged off the disappointment of a major trophy final defeat to reflect on an encouraging season for Gateshead Storm. The club's senior side lost 28-22 to South West London Chargers in the Harry Jepson Trophy decider at Coventry's Butts...
At the Cinema
SEP 27 - OCT 3 EMPIRE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 471 4714) About Time (12A): Fri-Thu 1pm, 3.30pm, 6.10pm, 8.45pm Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15): Mon 6.50pm Austenland (12A): Fri-Thu 4pm, 8.50pm Despicable Me 2 (U): Sat/Sun...
Boss Jol Defiant under Pressure
Byline: MICK QUINN He shoots... he scores MARTIN Jol defended his record as Fulham manager after recurring errors heaped further pressure on his position. Six months will have elapsed between Barclays Premier League home wins at Craven Cottage,...
Bra-Vo - You Can Do Your Bit to Beat Breast Cancer
Byline: Kieran Gill Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk HAND over your bras - in the name of charity. Newcastle's Eldon Square plans to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month by introducing a Bra Amnesty Box. Campaign group Pink on the Tyne have...
Buddle's Late Strike Keeps Blyth on Right Road; EVO-STIK PREMIER
NATHAN BUDDLE'S goal three minutes from time earned Blyth Spartans a 2-1 win at Leicestershire outfit Barwell which took the Croft Park club up to third in the Evo-Stik Premier. Blyth have been impressive on the road and their penchant for late...
Bumpy Start to a Tremendous Gig, Ms Marling
Byline: LAURA MARLING, Sage Gateshead By Robert Gibson IT wasn't, as Laura Marling joked, the best of the starts for a gig - an out-of-tune guitar and not a tuning pedal in sight. The solution? Tune the thing mid-song like it was no big deal...
Campaigning Lovebirds Make Biggest Pledge Yet
Byline: Chiara Giordano Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk LOVE blossomed on the campaign trail for this political pair. Carole Gambling and Brian Burdis met when they became Labour councillors for Valley ward in North Tyneside. Their friendship...
Can United Go out and Sting Blues? YOUBET
WAS the Hull result just a blip or a return to the bad old days of last season? A real test at Everton in front of the television cameras may well give us a clue. The optimists out there will be saying Newcastle are only three points off a top-six...
Charity Is a Lifeline for Families
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk A CHARITY set up by a family to help depressed youngsters after their teenage son killed himself has been nominated in our search for Community Champions. If U Care Share was set up by Shirley...
Cruel Blows Will Not Stop Me from Living
Byline: Kerry Wood Reporter kerry.wood@ncjmedia.co.uk A DEAF woman leading the way in supporting people with a rare condition has been nominated for a national award. Deaf since birth Joanne Milne has come to terms with losing her vision after...
Diamonds Put a Curse on Witches
Byline: Barry Wallace NEWCASTLE Diamonds recorded their biggest win of the season at Byker last night to defeat Ipswich Witches and lift the League Cup in front of a bumper crowd. A 65-27 victory on the night saw the Diamonds wipe out their firstleg...
Eagles' Flying Start Continues with Crushing Road Victory; BASKETBALL CHESHIRE PHOENIX 65 NEWCASTLE EAGLES 106
A SUPERB all-round performance from the Esh Group Eagles in Chester last night capped an excellent opening weekend for Fab Flournoy's men as they cruised to a 2-0 start in the BBL Championship. On Friday they had to scrap and fight to get past a...
Falcons Fade as a Flying Start Turns into a Defeat; NEWCASTLE FALCONS 16 GLOUCESTER 22
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com DEAN RICHARDS lamented his side's inability to maintain top speed as they took only a losing bonus point from their Premiership visit of Gloucester. Flying into the game and leading...
Football Club's Main Wish Is to Keep Kids off Streets
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com A FOOTBALL club that's about more than just the game is asking Chronicle readers to lend them a hand. Members of Newcastle East End FC at Walkergate, Newcastle, want to try and improve...
Forget Paolo and Concentrate on Results, Insists O'Shea
JOHN O'SHEA insists Sunderland must pour all their energy into escaping the drop zone and not dwell on the demise of Paolo Di Canio. Reports a delegation of senior players had voiced their concerns over the Italian's regime to the board last weekend,...
Heaton Continue to Be in Red-Hot Form
Byline: Malcolm Pratt EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE REVIEW HEATON Stannington are enjoying every minute playing in the Ebac Northern League. They continue to set the pace in the Second Division following their promotion from the Northern Alliance last...
Iconic Script Raises PS1,500
Byline: Sam Wonfor Reporter sam.wonfor@ncjmedia.co.uk AUF Wiedersehen Pet fan Mark Pratt said guten tag to a piece of TV history. The 32-year-old from Wallsend, was one of hundreds to attend the Brickie's Banquet at the Hilton in Gateshead last...
Independence Will Threaten Oil Industry in the North
Byline: Clare Carswell Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.com THE North Sea oil industry would suffer from a lack of investment in an independent Scotland, UK energy minister Michael Fallon has said. The former Darlington MP described North Sea oil,...
It's Barber Michael's Last Haircut after Five Decades
Byline: Dave Morton` Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk SINCE way back in 1964, barber Michael Brown has been cutting the hair of the men and boys of Newcastle. For five decades, with scissors at the ready, Michael has...
'I've Never Liked Football and I Never Will - I Just Loved the Fighting'
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk EMILY CAREY TYNESIDE'S most notorious hooligan today lifts the lid on his lifetime of football violence. Speaking exclusively to the Chronicle, Mark Mennim has opened up for...
Kids TV Plan a Turn-Off
Byline: COLUMNIST Like us on Facebook facebook.com/eveningchronicle MUM IN A MUDDLE with Liz Walker BEDTIME in our house can be a bit of a battle. While I'd like to tell you it's all stories and lullabies, over the years it has also involved...
LET'S INVADE FORTRESS GOODISON; Pardew's Message to Troops Ahead of Mission at Everton; Time to Invade Fortress Goodison
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com ALAN PARDEW has challenged his Newcastle United troops to bust Everton's resistance at Fortress Goodison tonight. The Magpies will walk out for battle against the tough-to-beat...
Motorist Dies at the Wheel after Falling Ill
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk A MAN died after falling ill at the wheel of his car and colliding with a parked vehicle. Gary Cann, 43, was driving along Woodbrook Avenue in Slatyford, Newcastle, in the early hours of...
No Survival Fight This Time - Gouff; Gouff: No Fight for Survival This Time
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com YOAN GOUFFRAN insists Newcastle United's nearbrush with relegation last term was just a "one-off". The French star scored the all-important goal to keep the Magpies in the Premier...
Nursery Judged to Be Just Outstanding
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk A NURSERY is celebrating after receiving an 'outstanding' Ofsted report - for the second time. Staff at Just Learning nursery, based on Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, were delighted...
Old-School Top Brass Simply a Cut Above
Byline: MICK QUINN He shoots... he scores FOR ALL the talk of cups coming out the boardroom at St James' Park I think that Newcastle United's top brass are in danger of looking like mugs when playing down progressing in the domestic competitions....
Only Wins Will Bring Back the Smiles at Sunderland
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@ncjmedia.co.uk SUNDERLAND'S dressing room may be a happier place these days, but there will be few smiles until the team starts winning. Following the midweek cup win over League One Peterborough,...
Rovers and out - but Mills Is Still So Proud; SKRILL PREMIER
Byline: Jeff Bowron GARY MILLS expressed his pride in defeat after his side went down 1-0 against Forest Green Rovers in the west country. A Yan Klukowski goal after 14 minutes saw one of the preseason title favourites end a run of three defeats,...
Schoolboy Arsonist Could Have Killed with His Firestarting
Byline: Sophie Doughty Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A BOY of 12 has admitted starting the fire that almost killed a grandfather. Derek Stewart was left fighting for life after he became trapped in his flat when rubbish in a store cupboard...
Sher Is a Super Swinburn Show as Cup Proves a Record-Breaker
Byline: Bill McGuirk WEATHER more akin to a summer track meeting welcomed record-breaking fields for the Sherman Cup and Davison Shield, the first major cross-country fixture of the season. A new course set out on farmland adjacent to Tanfield...
Showman Rod Still Wearing It Well
Byline: ROD STEWART Metro Radio Arena, By Dave Morton THE living legend that is Rod Stewart rolled back the years with a fantastic performance at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday night. Incredibly, it's nigh on 50 years since the his first appearance...
Silent Gas Killer Threatens Homes across Tyneside
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk THOUSANDS of people in Newcastle are in danger from poison gas, campaigners warned today. Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed! claims 160,000 people are at risk because they do not have an alarm....
Some Players Will Be Disappointed They're Not in My Team, but It's All for a Good Cause; Pardew Faces Some Tough Selection Decisions as Toon Make Trip to Everton to Take on In-Form Toffees
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com ALAN PARDEW says that he will be experiencing some kind of deja vu tonight at Goodison Park, knowing that more than one Newcastle United star will be unhappy before a ball is even...
Stand-Up Is My Passion, Says Hebburn Writer
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE creator behind the TV series Hebburn has revealed his first love is not television but stand-up comedy. Jason Cook, the writer who put Hebburn on the television map last year, is preparing...
Stop Leighton Becoming Baines of Our Lives Tonight
Byline: JOHN GIBSON THAT Newcastle face a mighty task tonight is in no doubt. Everton are the only team yet to experience the bitter pain of a Premier League defeat this season. They are playing at Fortress Goodison, too, where Everton haven't...
Sun Shone on a Packed Weekend
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk SIMON GREENER Memory Walk at Baltic Square, Evie Shepherdson with dad Chris FAMILIES enjoyed a bumper crop of events throughout the North East this weekend. Almost 600 people of all ages...
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Vera Writer Hits out at Anti-Women Trend
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@trinitymirror.com VERA creator Ann Cleeves has hit out at the treatment of women by Scandinavian crime writers. The Whitley Bay author of the successful detective drama, which is filming a fourth...
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