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 14, 2013

ALL REET PETS; Enjoy More Daft and Cute Pet Pictures in Our Gallery at Chroniclelive.Co.Uk/pets and in the Paper on Thursdays
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and our shelters are now selling our charity Christmas cards and 2014 calendars. Get yours now from our Claremont Road and Benton North Farm receptions. A huge thank you to our readers for the many kind donations...
An Alarming Build-Up to United's Big Day out at Wembley; How One Maltese Fan Made Mahoney Cross
THERE we were standing in the cool late-night air outside our hotel in Sheffield. Some people in pyjamas, me cursing that our beautifully chilled bottle of white wine was obviously getting a tad warm. We were all the subject of a fire alarm that...
Arsonist Set Fire to House after Row over Party Noise
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk FIRESTARTER Daniel Pringle tried to burn down his neighbour's home after he complained about a noisy party. Pringle had annoywed John Creighton after holding an all-night drunken party...
Awesome Foursome Are into National Semi-Final
A QUARTET of Tyneside boxers stormed through to the semi-finals of the NACYP Championships to be held at the Sherburn Sports Centre in Durham on November 24. Birtley trio Isaac Milburn, Jon Ruddick and Calum French made the national semis along...
Bikers Heading for the Arena
Arenacross stars show their skills on two wheels to help promote an event in the region next year. Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena was transformed into a racing track as racers from across the region came out to show their skills. The display came...
Blyth Bow out of Cup at Quakers; DOODSON CUP
TOM WADE last night apologised to Blyth Spartans supporters after his side were thumped 5-1 by Darlington 1883 in the first round of the Doodson Sport Cup. The Evo-Stik Premier side were comprehensively beaten by their Evo-Stik North opponents at...
Building Was Part of Regeneration Scheme
Byline: Kerry Wood Reporter Kerry.Wood@trinitymirror.com A HISTORICAL building engulfed in a flames was to be part of multi-million pound regeneration scheme to signifi-cantly boost the "poor image" of the heart of a former mining town. Councillors...
Campaigners Bidding to Save Children's Centres
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk A CAMPAIGN group set up by parents to save their local Sure Start centres is calling on families to support the cause. It was revealed last week that financial pressures have seen Gateshead...
CCTV Footage Shows Moment Takeaway Went Up in Flames
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk UNAWARE of the chaos to come, this was the moment a dazed takeaway owner realised his shop was on fire. Moments later, Wong Chop Suey House, in Front Street, Stanley, County Durham, was...
Celebrating the Dream; CRAIG NELSON Catches Opera North's A Midsummer Night's Dream, at the Theatre Royal Newcastle, Also Tomorrow
Byline: CRAIG NELSON OPERA North present Midsummer Night's Dream as part of their Benjamin Britten centenary celebration at the Theatre Royal. Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream was lovingly recreated and some people say improved by Benjamin...
Christmas Comes Too Early for Me
Byline: DENISE WELCH Follow Denise on Twitter: @REALDENISEWELCH or email her at denise.welch@trinitymirror.com WHAT I mostly hate about winter in the UK is .... the C word. Yes Christmas. My kids are banned from talking about it until at least the...
Cooking Up a Great Caareer; A Career in Catering Can Be Both Exciting and Rewarding. Have You Got a Passion for Food and Drink? Whether You Want to Sell, Cook or Serve It, There's a Job in This Sector Where You Can Put Your Passion into Action
Catering or restaurant manager PEOPLE who do this job are responsible for making sure that customers are satisfied with the quality of food and service they receive. If good food and great service are important to you, this is a management role that...
Councils Fight Back against Fraud Worth PS6.7 Million
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com FRAUDSTERS were caught stealing PS6.7 million from North East councils last year. Officials cracked 7,500 fraud cases in the region, watchdog the Audit Commission has revealed....
Double Killer Named One of 'British FBI's' Most Wanted
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk DETECTIVES dubbed the "British FBI" have named a double killer from the North East among their most wanted. National Crime Agency chiefs believe fraudster fugitive Keith Turner...
Ex-Council Chairman Cleared of Allegation
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk A FORMER parish council chairman has been cleared of breaching a restraining order imposed to protect his former lover. Jim Burley, 76, former boss of Pegswood Parish Council, in Northumebrland,...
Experts Offer Tuition to Mini Musical Maestros
Byline: Alexander Lerche Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.com MUSICAL maestros are getting top tuition for free from the region's best musicians. The talented pupils from Hawthorn Primary in Elswick, Newcastle, were selected for Sage Gateshead's...
Fascinating Talk Delves Deep into the Sport's Origins
ARCHIE JENKINS is still hugely active as an athlete but he has still found time to put together an interesting talk on the foot racing challenges in the 19th Century here in the North East. Jenkins, recently returned from Brazil after competing...
Firefighters Walk out Yet Again
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk UNITED on the picket line North East firefighters joined forces for a fourth strike as the row over pensions continues with Government. And Fire Brigade Union chiefs say they are...
Geordie Duo Are CHUF-Fed to Help Appeal
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk GEORDIE duo Ant and Dec have backed an appeal to help raise cash for the region's children's heart unit. Having been announced patrons of the Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF), at Newcastle's...
Get Consistency Right and Magpies Could Be Flying Up Premier League Table
Byline: OLIVIER BERNARD NEWCASTLE have reacted brilliantly to the Wear-Tyne derby defeat. Now they have to start adding some consistency to their game. If they do that, they can go on to have a very good season. The loss to Sunderland was...
Get out and about in Autumn
SPECTACULAR autumnal colours, crispy leaves underfoot, majestic trees to gaze upon it's difficult to understand why so few of us are taking the opportunity to enjoy a woodland walk at this time of year. According to a recent survey by the Ramblers'...
Good Sport around as Winter Starts to Bite
THE cold snap has not really affected the good trout sport on offer at Stillwater trout fisheries. On the milder days the fish have still been active at or near the surface. Some very fine catches have been made and the large fish have figured in...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
SUNDERLAND (BAGS) 11.03 (450m): Moscow Flight, Tirmaquin Bunker, Knockard Jill, Point Back (M), Autumn Joanie (M), Equity Shayman (W). 11.19 (450m): Ballymac The Man, Elwick Markland, Combo Liz (M), Loughside Stella (M), Allowdale Kylie (M), Kilkenny...
Happy 45th Birthday to Our Civic Centre
Byline: Dave Morton Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE Civic Centre was officially opened on this day in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. In a city centre with its fair share of fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings,...
Health Bosses Welcome Plans for Two- Tier A&E
Byline: Helen Rae Health reporter helen.rae@trinitymirror.com PROPOSALS for radical changes to the way emergency services are provided have been welcomed by North East health chiefs. A major review of the NHS has concluded that a two-tier A&E...
Help to Keep These Happy Feet Dancing
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com THE region's youngsters are toetapping and back-flipping with the best of them, thanks to a widereaching dance school. Happy Feet was founded in 2007 by Nicola Liddle, first providing...
High-Speed Rail Line Will Only Save Us 15 Minutes
Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk A HIGH speed rail line from London to Newcastle has been dismissed as PS50bn for 15 minutes' saving. Business leaders gathered in Durham to hear of the challenges facing...
Huts Could Be a Home from Home for Tourists
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment reporter tony. henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk SHEPHERD huts could be your home from home after the ancestral home of the Charlton clan opened for visitors. After nearly 700 years as the base of the Border Reiver family,...
Isn't She Pretty in Pink?
CAPTURED during a storm this image of St Mary's Lighthouse is to star in a breast cancer campaign. Braving the treacherous weather photographer Tina Sobbs was able to snap the moment a bolt of lightning lit up the sky over the North sea. The...
Jack Reminds His Critics That He's Still Just a Lad
JACK Wilshere feels it is easy to forget he is still only 21 when his performances for both Arsenal and England get picked apart. The combative England midfielder trained with the rest of the Three Lions squad at London Colney yesterday ahead of...
Karanka Has High Hopes for Boro
AITOR Karanka is determined to lead Middlesbrough back to join his former mentor Jose Mourinho in the Barclays Premier League after signing a two-and-ahalf year deal to become the club's new head coach. The 40-year-old Spaniard turned down top-flight...
Katherine's Flower Power Defies the Odds to Win Award
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk FLORIST Katherine Sloane battled against the odds to set up her own business empire. The inspirational entrepreneur was honoured for her work setting up Katherine's Florists earlier this...
Kevin Is Making Hay While the Sun Shines; TYNESIDE SUNDAY LG
SUNNISIDE cruised into the Challenge Shield quarter-finals with an impressive 18-0 win over Ryton Social. Kev Hay scored seven, John Dewhurst bagged four, Russell Warren three and Brian Hutchinson, Zak Atkinson, Aidan Atkinson and Perry Veitch one...
KRUL: I CAN BE BOY IN BRAZIL; Krul Aiming to Be Boy in Brazil during World Cup Finals
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk TIM KRUL insists he heads into the international break full of confidence and determined to realise his World Cup dream. The Dutch keeper was inspirational during Newcastle United's...
Landlords Angered by 'Polluters' Jibe
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk LANDLORDS have hit back after being compared to "polluters" by a Government minister. Visiting the region after the launch of Newcastle's new late night levy, crime prevention minister Norman...
Monumental Change to High Street Shopping
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co Sonia Sharma Reporter A RANGE of top retailers are helping to attract Christmas shoppers to a newly-refurbished mall. Hugo Boss, The White Company, Jack Wills and luxury jeweller Rox are...
Nightmare Neighbours Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine
Byline: Sophie Doughy Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk SIMON GREENER WITH their noisy parties, screaming arguments, anti-social visits and criminal children these nightmare neighbours make life hell for the people around them. But...
Noisy Tenant Evicted from Tyneside Home
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk A NOISY tenant has been evicted from his home after causing six months of problems for his fed up neighbours. The Gateshead Housing Company evicted Glen Adam Smith from Ridley Terrace in...
No Mean Feat as United Hit the Ground Running; November a Different Story This Year as Magpies Enjoy Perfect Start to an Often Miserable Month
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com IF THE seeds of last season's decline last season were sown 12 months ago, there are no signs of any November nerves on Tyneside this time around. In fact, Newcastle United are...
North Duo Still Have Eye on Games Places
Byline: INSIDE TRACK Athletics news with Bill McGuirk RYAN McLEOD and Alyson Dixon may have received a handsome bonus for their recent Heaton Memorial Race victories, but the bigger picture for both athletes is a place in the England team for next...
Number of Jobless Falls in Region
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com JOBLESS figures have fallen in the North East by 7,000 in three months, of-ficial figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that a total of 133,000 people were...
Ox Are Inn Form to Stump Cricketers! CM FLOORING CONSETT AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LG
OX INN secured their first win to put their league woes behind them by causing a shock in the Consett Charity Cup. A hat-trick from Andrew Taylor, a double from Sam Harvey and a Scott Greener strike saw them defeat Division One side Annfield Plain...
Pay Dispute Set for Second Day of Action
STAFF from North East universities will join colleagues across the UK for a second day of strike action on December 3. The three unions, UNISON, Unite and the University and College Union (UCU), that took strike action on October 31 con-firmed their...
Police Minister Hails the Work of Commissioners
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk POLICE minister Damian Green is confident that police commissioners are making "big improvements" to the region's safety. The positions have now been operational for 12 months and Mr Green...
Poyet Has Changed Black Cats' Mentality Says Giacc
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@ncjmedia.co.uk EMANUELE Giaccherini says new Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has overseen a change in mentality as well as playing style in his brief time at the helm. Poyet has breathed new life into...
Rainbow Beauty Can Shine at Lingfield
RAINBOW Beauty did not enjoy the rub of the green at Lingfield when last seen but she is certainly worth another try in the 32Red/ EBF Fillies' Handicap back at the Surrey venue. Gerard Butler's charge held her own switched to the turf towards the...
Saturday Night's All Right for Fishing; SEA ANGLING Sam Harris
Byline: Sam Harris THERE are two Open Shore Competitions to look forward to this weekend. The first, the Whitley Bay AS Night Time Open, takes place on Saturday. Fishing is 6.30pm to 10.30pm with registration from 4.30pm until 5.30pm at the...
Sex Offender Jailed after Meeting Boys
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk A CONVICTED sex offender who travelled more than 300 miles to meet two young boys he had groomed online has been jailed for six years. Gareth Oliver, of Shield Street, in Shieldfield, used...
Sunday League and Cup Fixtures
CM FLOORING CONSETT AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Division One: Blackhall Mill v Consett No1 Club, Blackhill v South Moor Sports, Consett Ex Cricketers v South Moor East Stanley WMC v Consett Top Club. Division Two: Duke Of Wellington v Lanchester CC, Leadgate...
Sunshine News
Hi folks, it was lovely to see all the children so excited outside Fenwick's this week enjoying the Christmas window, there's nothing better to get you into the festive spirit. Our Santa events are coming along well which is good news as the money...
The Rebirth of the Pony Club
Byline: GORDON BARR New Young Pony Club are no more - and in their place are NYPC. Deciding to shorten their name wasn't as much a rebranding, or relaunching, as it was a sign of wholesale rebirth,for their third studio album NYPC, recorded and...
Thousands Sign Up to Petition for Little Kacie
Byline: Kerry Wood Reporter Kerry.Wood@ncjmedia.co.uk THE family of Kacie Martin have launched a petition to try and get her plight debated in the House of Commons. Within 24 hours of the online petition being created it has already garnered...
TV Choice
BREATHLESS BREATHLESS ITV, 9pm The stylish 1960s-set drama following staff in a London hospital's gynaecology department draws to a close this week. In the finale, everyone is brought together via a hospital fundraiser and beauty pageant. While raucous...
Vallily Set to Make His North East Bow
TEESSIDE'S undefeated cruiserweight Simon Vallily will, along with several other fighters, make his home North East debut at the Gateshead Leisure Centre on November 22. It's only been eight months since Vallily (right) debuted, defeating Simeon...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them
BELLFLASK 01677 470716 / SatNav HG4 5LW The fishery is producing some fine sport with lots of fish caught. R Hopper from Durham landed 20 while Christian Deaton had 17 including three good brown trout of 3lb 8oz, 3lb 8oz and 4lb 8oz. Phil Hambley landed...
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