Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from December 9, 2013

Arrested More Than 100 Times - Now Menace Is Banned
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A SERIAL menace, described as a "one-man crimewave" has been banned from the streets he terrorised. Mark Smith has made life a misery for the people around him. s The 38-year-old...
Athletes Take to the Track at High Gosforth Park
RUNNERS replaced horses when they took to the ambulance track at High Gosforth Park yesterday for a series of races ranging from a half-marathon to 50 kilometres. Billed as the Newcastle Racecourse Marathon, competitors took part in either an eight-circuit...
Council Tax to Rise 2% as PS130m Cuts Are Tackled
Byline: Brian Daniel Reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk RATEPAYERS in Northumberland are set to be hit with a council tax rise of just under 2%. Northumberland County Council is proposing to increase council tax by 1.99% as part of its budget...
Dark Sky at Night. North East Delight
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment editor tony.henderson@trinitymirror.co.uk A HUGE area of the North East has become England's first dark sky park. Covering nearly 1,500 square kilometres between Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish border, it has...
Deano Delight as Falcons Find Their Scoring Rhythm; NEWCASTLE FALCONS 37 CALVISANO 15
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com DEAN Richards declared himself happy enough with Newcastle Falcons' European efforts as his side joined Brive at the top of Amlin Challenge Cup Pool C. Running in five tries against...
Delight as United End 41 Years of Hurt
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@trinitymirror.com TOON fans are rejoicing after their team ended 41 years of hurt at Old Trafford with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Manchester United. The win over the Premier League champions...
Delight for Middleton as Skipper Seals Colliers Win; FA CARLSBERG VASE
Byline: Malcolm Pratt ASHINGTON manager Gary Middleton hailed his team's 'fantastic performance' against Thackley in the third round of the FA Carlsberg Vase at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday. Colliers skipper Andrew Johnson scored what proved to...
Doris, 93, Leads the Way on Yellow Brick Road Gig
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk A THEATRE lover has helped to recreate a musical extravaganza at her care home 74 years after she first saw it. Doreen Kain, 93, watched the Wizard of Oz in 1939 and thoroughly enjoyed...
Drug Warning at Inquest into Death of Young Mum
Byline: Katie Davies Reporter katie.davies@trinitymirror.co.uk Gemma Hurst from Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, who died after taking drugs at a house party A STARK warning has been given to Tyneside youngsters about the deadly drug PMA. Newcastle...
Eagles Chalk Up Derby Victory; BASKETBALL
THE battle of the North East once again went the way of Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, who produced a great second-half performance to turn a one-point deficit at Durham Wildcats into a comfortable and deserved 90-75 win. In their third BBL season,...
Ehose Festive Food Is It Worth Stocking Up on? Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Christmas, but Shop around for the Best Seasonal Goodies. MARION MCMULLEN Sees How Top Supermarkets' Festive Favourites Match Up
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN TIS the season to be jolly ... and maybe splash out on a few food treats. Christmas cake, pudding and mince pies all washed down with a glass of chilled Champagne means Santa is on his way. There is lots of choice on offer,...
Frontier Can Fight to Front at Southwell
FRONTIER Fighter can lead the way in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Southwell tomorrow. One or two decent types have been attracted to this seven-furlong affair, as they should be for a race worth PS19,000 on a moderate Tuesday afternoon. Not that...
Gabrielle's Set for Toon Return; Singer Gabrielle Is Heading to Newcastle, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports
Byline: GORDONBARR IT'S two decades since Gabrielle first came to the fore with her charttopping single Dreams. Now the singer has announced she will mark the anniversary with a tour, including a date at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in Newcastle...
Giggling Dominic Battles a Rare Form of Child Cancer
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk CUTIE Dominic Halliwell is battling an illness that is almost unknown throughout the world. Medics are treating it as a cancer that is "only rarely seen" and say the one-year-old has...
Goals Flow in Heed Friendly
GATESHEAD, without a game on Saturday, kept ticking over with a friendly against Sunderland Under-21s at the Academy of Light which brought nine goals. Adam Boyes, left out of the 18-man squad for last week's FA Cup clash against Oxford United,...
Hospital Death Rates Defended
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk DEATH rates at a North East health trust are higher at the weekend than on weekdays, a controversial study has revealed. The analysis in Dr Foster's annual Hospital Guide showed that Northumbria...
IV Choice
GREAT BRITISH GARDEN REVIVAL BBC2, 7pm Monty Don and an army of likeminded gardening experts area little bit concerned at the moment. They're worried that a trend for easyto- maintain lawns, patios and paving has led to a decline in traditional gardens...
MAGNIFIQUE; Jubilant Toon Boss in Warning to Rivals as Historic Scalp Taken
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com ALAN PARDEW has warned the rest of the Premier League that Newcastle United are very much a "dangerous" proposition these days. The victory over champions Manchester United goes...
Mum Tells of Gun Attack at Her Home
Byline: Liz Walker Reporter liz.walker@trinitymirror.co.uk A MUM has told how she feared for her daughter's life as a gunman blasted her home. Jacqueline Wright instinctively ducked as she heard two loud bangs that sounded like an aeroplane's...
New Era Dawns for Popular Jazz Club
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE SOUND of Jazz once again filled a Newcastle nightspot after it entered the next stage in its history. Many feared for the future of the The Jazz Cafe, in Pink Lane following the death...
New Rules See Families Hit by Benefits Cap
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com ALMOST 700 families in the North East have had their benefits capped, Ministers have revealed. They were caught by controversial new rules which are designed to ensure no household...
Next Four Games Crucial to Our Survival Hopes - Bardo
PHIL Bardsley says Sunderland need no reminding of the importance of their next four games as they fight for their Premier League lives. The Black Cats' 2-1 defeat against Spurs on Saturday came on the same weekend as their relegation rivals Crystal...
North East Railways among Worst in UK
Byline: Sabah Meddings Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk TRAIN services on the East Coast Mainline are among the worst in the country, according to a nes w report. The research, carried out by advisory service firm Credo, says lack of investment...
North East's Golden Girls Celebrate European Glory
Byline: Bill McGuirk IT WAS gold all the way for the region's three representatives in yesterday's European Cross-Country Championships in Belgrade. The previous day's covering of snow on the course in the Serbian capital disappeared, leaving...
Not Difficult to See Why Cats Boss Is So Downbeat
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@ncjmedia.co.uk Sunderland ...............................1 Tottenham ................................2 GUS Poyet is counting down the days until the transfer window opens in January and he can bring...
Pardew: I Hope We Get Praise We Deserve
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk ALAN PARDEW admitted he feared that Newcastle United wouldn't get the plaudits they deserved for beating Manchester United. With the din of the Toon Army still ringing in his ears...
Pardew's Cup Hopefuls Face Bluebirds in Cup
NEWCASTLE United have been handed a home draw in the FA Cup third round - but face Premier League opponents in Cardiff City at the first hurdle. The Bluebirds will travel to Tyneside on the weekend of 2014 and the tie will be played on January 4...
Passengers Caught in Air Traffic Chaos
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk AFTER dramatic scenes of airport chaos caused by the air traffic control glitch at the national control centre, the good news for passengers is that it's back to service as normal....
ROCKERS TAKE IT TO THE MAX; Max Raptor Are at Think Tank in Newcastle on Saturday. Entertaiment Editor GORDON BARR Takes a Look
Byline: GORDONBARR FOUR?PIECE rock band Max Raptor have emerged as one of the most unique groups in the UK. They have rapidly evolved into a vital, incendiary band who have been tearing up stages across the country, gaining the admiration of...
Rodg: Carroll Had to Leave for Suarez's Sake
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he allowed Andy Carroll to leave the club for the benefit of star striker Luis Suarez. The two strikers arrived at Anfield on January 31, 2011 in big-money deals after the Reds had sold their star asset...
Sadness as Film Industry Loses Three Companies
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk A MASSIVE blow has been hit to Tyneside's film industry with the closure of three companies. Award-winning production company Dene Films, which has been in business for nearly 22...
Sir Bobby's Italia '90 Suit Goes on Display
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk AN HISTORIC piece of football memorabilia is on display for all to see in the North East. For the next few weeks, the grey suit Sir Bobby Robson wore to lead England so close to World...
Spartans Fight Back to Make Point after Costly Cold Start; EVO-STIK PREMIER
BLYTH Spartans dropped two points at home against Marine despite a fight-back after they found themselves two down after half-an-hour. Joe Fowler and Michael Monaghan goals put Marine in the driving seat, Blyth getting back into the game just before...
Talismanic Tiote Gives Red Devils the Keane Treatment
Byline: NEIL CAMERON HERE'S the thing about Cheick Tiote. All he does is win the ball, then pass said ball, over short distances, and tackle people. Tiote never dribbles past anyone. He doesn't even attempt such inventiveness. As for shooting,...
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United Stand Firm - and Deliver a Famous Victory
Byline: LEE RYDER'S BIG-MATCH VERDICT Manchester United ......................................................................... 0 Newcastle United ............................................................................. 1 THERE was only one...
'Vile' Woman Who Preys on the Elderly
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk WICKED lowlife Kelly Bolam is back behind bars after stealing from another vulnerable pensioner. Bolam was jailed for 20 months last year after being caught on secret cameras pinching...
We Deserved This Victory, Says Proud Toon Skipper
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com FABRICIO COLOCCINI has spoken of his pride after becoming the first captain since Newcastle United legend Bob Moncur to lead the Magpies to victory at Old Trafford. The Argentinian...
What Price Education? DECEMBER 9, 2013 like Us on Facebook MUM IN A MUDDLE with Liz Walker
Byline: Liz Walker SO if I want my child to get the best education and land a job in the "global economy" I should be thinking about emigrating to Shanghai or South Korea, I learned over the last week. If I don't want to travel quite so far,...
When Legend Roy Orbison Came to Toon
Byline: Dave Morton Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TWENTY?FIVE years ago this week the great Roy Orbison died, aged just 52. Never blessed with pop star good looks, the singer instead possessed a unique voice and the...
Willo Soaking Up Old Trafford Glory
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com MIKE WILLIAMSON was still on a high today after Newcastle United's fantastic victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. And the big defender insisted: "We're going to soak...
You Can Help Cricket Club Stumped for Cash
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com TYNESIDE cricketers are hoping to be bowled over by support in this year's Wish campaign. Cowgate Cricket Club have been honing the talents local cricketers for two decades now but like...
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