Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from December 10, 2013

All the Ingredients for a Perfect Family Panto
Byline: Katherine Montgomery THE ever-popular fairy story Sleeping Beauty has been turned into a hilarious pantomime for all the family. The unparalleled hilarity of Charlie Richmond, as the dim yet loveable Numpty Norman, had the young crowd...
Banish the Post-Party Hangovers; Everybody Likes a Tipple or Two at Christmas, but It's Easy to Get a Little Bit Carried Away with the Festive Spirit. We Asked the Experts for Some Advice on How to Avoid the Dreaded Morning after Feeling
EGGNOG with the neighbours, the work do or too many liqueur chocolates from Aunty Nelly, it''s not surprising boozy Britons drink 41% more alcohol in December than any other month. But you can enjoy a few drinks without the dreaded 'morning-after'...
Boyzone Are Back in Toon and Ready to Roll Back Time
Byline: Dave Morton Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.ik THE ever-popular Boyzone return to Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Saturday. The lads from the Emerald Isle have been regular visitors to the region since they were...
Can Ben Arfa Go from Super Sub to Super Starter after His Fine Show? after His Crucial Substitute Display against Manchester United, NEIL CAMERON Asks If This Is the Turning Point for Hatem Ben Arfa
Byline: NEIL CAMERON AFTER the final whistle on Saturday, Newcastle United's players took a bow in front of their unbelieving supporters. They hugged, danced, sang and danced a bit more. So did the punters. But for a moment, there was one...
Concern over Threat to Maternity Services
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk MATERNITY services at a Tyneside hospital could be axed within two years following proposals put forward by health chiefs. The midwifery-led unit at North Tyneside General Hospital would...
Crackdown on Domestic Violence
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk IT is a type of crime that causes pain and fear behind closed doors across the North East all year round. But now the region's three police forces are teaming-up to launch a...
Cyclist Died 'Pulling out in Front of Night Bus'
A CYCLIST who died after being hit by a bus near Gateshead's Durham Road pulled "out from a junction into its path" police say. David Robert James was killed just after 4am on Saturday, November 30 when he was struck by a double decker N21 Go North...
Designated Drivers Must Be Kept in Line by Others
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A CHARITY is urging party-goers to stand up to so-called 'designated drivers' who decide to have a drink. New research by road safety campaign group Brake and Direct Line has...
Euro Break Can Put the Falcons on Front Foot; No 8 Chris York Seeks Improvements Ahead of Return Date with Italians
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE Falcons flanker Chris York knows back-to-back wins against Calvisano can put his side in with a great chance of a European quarter-final, but admits they can still make considerable...
Fairs Cup Days Take Two at Blackpool
BLACKPOOL may have been a Second Division club but Keith Dyson's introduction was a replica of his three seasons of European football at Newcastle. "They were the holders of the Anglo-Italian trophy and as a result were defending it when I arrived,"...
Falconer in Court over Bird Cruelty
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk A FALCONER is facing a string of animal cruelty charges. Thomas Burford took over the reins at the centre at Barn at Beal, in north Northumberland, when it was threatened with closure earlier...
Good Riddance to 41 Years of Hurt
Byline: BOB MONCUR I FINALLY said good riddance to something that has been hounding me for more than half of my life over the weekend. Aye, I was just 27 when Newcastle United last won at Old Trafford in 1972. Thankfully after 33 attempts...
Help Group to Have Better Days out and Provide Safe Havens
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com A SCHEME that helps people with a range of learning disabilities to get out and about has signed up for this year's Wish. Newcastle-based Better Days is made up of a group of adults with...
Hoodoo-Breaker Pardew Is Writing a New Chapter in United's Records; Alan Pardew Wrote His Name into Geordie Folklore by Beating Manchester United, Here Lee Ryder Looks at How He Is Becoming a Hoodoo Breaker for the Magpies
Byline: Alan Pardew NOT SINCE the days of Joe Harvey have Newcastle United been able to boast about beating Manchester United at Old Trafford. And the history books will always read that it was Alan Pardew who finally broke a long sequence of...
House's Party Is Just Snow Fun for Walls! KICKS LEISURE NORTHERN ALLIANCE PREM DIV
PETER Snowdon volleyed home a late winner as Shankhouse came from behind to condemn Wallsend Town to their fourth straight defeat. Town led thanks to Dekka Graham's first-half strike but the Shankhouse powered back with two goals in 10 minutes from...
Hull Keeping Tabs on Toon Star Shola; Hull Boss Bruce Monitoring Ameobi Future
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com HULL CITY are monitoring the performances of Shola Ameobi. The Chronicle understands that Steve Bruce sent assistant coach Steve Agnew to St James' Park to assess Ameobi's display...
I Never Thought That Moat Would Kill Says Ex
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk VIOLENT, jealous and controlling - but Samantha Stobbart never thought Raoul Moat would kill. The ex-partner of the crazed gunman was emotional as she gave evidence yesterday at the inquest...
It's a Perfect Christmas Stocking-Filler from Our Archives for Just PS2.50
FOR lovers of North East nostalgia, we've got a brilliant festive offer. Our recently published Newcastle: Frame by Frame book is on sale for an unbeatable PS2.50 - instead of its usual price of PS4.99. Rarely-seen photographs from the Chronicle's...
Kids' Book of the Week
THE CHRISTMAS TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Emma Thompson is published in hardback by Warne, priced PS12.99 (ebook PS7.99) THE CHRISTMAS TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Emma Thompson is published in hardback by Warne, priced PS12.99 (ebook PS7.99) THE most famous...
Laughing to Help Little Lily
Byline: Katie Davies Reporter katie.davies@trinitymirror.com FUNNYMEN will show their support for a cerebral palsy sufferer who needs a life-changing operation to help her walk. A charity gig will be held at Hyena Comedy Club in Newcastle to...
Living in 'Alcatraz' Flats 40 Years Ago
Byline: Dave Morton Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk BUILT in the late-1950s, they were an architect's vision of a housing utopia - but by 1978 the bulldozers were knocking these grim flats to rubble. These are Noble...
Mills Is Ready to Push Up League; SKRILL PREMIER
GATESHEAD manager Gary Mills believes the festive fixtures could go a long way to deciding his side's season. Starting at Lincoln City tonight, the Heed face a run of four away games out of their next five in the Skrill Premier. You can look...
No Other Runner Can Compare to Hoof It
HOOF IT may not have reached the heights he once promised, but he has been running well in defeat for much of this season and is capable of defying top weight in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap at Lingfield. Mick Easterby's six-year-old...
ONE FOR ALL; Debuchy Reveals Magpies Team Spirit Is Bouncing Debuchy Hails the Spirit in the Camp
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com MAN OF the moment Mathieu Debuchy has lifted the lid on the secret to Newcastle United's "one for all, all for one" team spirit. The Magpies go into the weekend clash with Southampton...
One Rain-Soaked Holiday Inspired Mum's New Start
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com A HOLIDAY in the rain-soaked Lake District inspired cancer survivor Claire Burns to reach for her brolly and take a plunge. The mum-of-one has set up a business selling umbrellas and...
Past Stars Reveal Rock's Bright Future; MICK BURGESS Reviews Black Star Riders and the Dead Daisies at the O2 Academy Newcastle
Byline: MICK BURGESS FORMER Noiseworks and INXS frontman Jon Stevens must have one of the most impressive address books in the business. Calling on guitarist Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed from Guns n' Roses; Daryl Jones, bassist in the Rolling...
Playboy Book Dealer 'Slit His Own Throat'
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk A FLAMBOYANT thief jailed for possessing a stolen copy of Shakespeare's first folio slit his own throat in prison, an inquest heard. Fifty-five-year-old Raymond Scott, who it is believed was...
Playing with Big Davies Was Great ... but Supermac Was Just Amazing; FACE TO FACE John Gibson Talks to KEITH DYSON
Byline: KEITH DYSON KEITH DYSON was a Geordie kid who became strike partner with two No 9 legends at Newcastle United. He played at the shoulder of first Wyn Davies and then Malcolm Macdonald, a dream for any young man making his way in the tough...
Prisoner Died after Attack by Inmates
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk AN INQUEST has heard how a rapist at a North East jail was horrifically killed by two other inmates. Mitchell Harrison, 23, was at Durham's Frankland Prison after being convicted of rape...
Rich in Snub to Vital City Arts Fund
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk A FUND set up to save the arts in Newcastle has yet to attract a single backer. Wealthy individuals and big corporate groups have not yet put any money towards...
Shearer Raises Big Smiles at Primary
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com FOOTBALL hero Alan Shearer has told school children to reach for their dreams and work hard. The former Newcastle United and England striker told primary pupils in Gateshead not to...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) UEFA Champions League Group A: Man Utd v Shakhtar Donetsk, Real Sociedad v Bayer Leverkusen. Group B: FC Copenhagen v Real Madrid, Galatasaray v Juventus. Group C: Benfica v PSG, Olympiacos v...
Talks Are Shelved for Seb Contract
SEB LARSSON doesn't know whether he will remain at Sunderland beyond the end of this season. But as the club can't say for sure where it will be come May, this uncertainty is perhaps to be expected. The Swedish international's current deal has...
The Fashion Faux Pas
Byline: Like us on MIKE MILLIGAN It's a funny old world GEORDIE legend Alan Price, the ex- animals and solo star of the sixties and seventies, had a hit many years ago with 'Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear'. The opening line announces,...
This Week in 1983
In the charts THE Flying Pickets with Only You was the best-selling single 30 years ago. Back in the chart was Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade, a massive hit from ten years earlier. New entries included US piano man Billy Joel with Tell Her...
Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... NEWCASTLE UNITED FANS HAVE BEEN SHARING THEIR REACTIONS FOLLOWING THE CLUB'S HISTORIC WIN OVER MANCHESTER UNITED AT OLD TRAFFORD. Arron Akhtar: "Sensational!" Hance...
We Caught Budgie out over Shilts
KEITH DYSON was in the same Blackpool digs as John Burridge, a young goalkeeper as mad as a March hare, and ended up best man at his wedding. Budgie idolised Peter Shilton and was forever asking Dyson to tell him about Newcastle. "I would love...
You Don't Need to Spend a Lot to Give the Kids a Merry Christmas; 'Pester Power' Notches Up a Gear at This Time of Year, but You Can Avoid Overspending 'Pester Power' Notches Up a Gear at This Time of Year, but You Can Avoid Overspending on Your Kids' Presents and Still Have a Tear-Free Christmas, Says LISA SALMON
Byline: LISA SALMON | Paying for Christmas on your credit card could see your money stresses go on well into 2014 | Paying for Christmas on your credit card could see your money stresses go on well into 2014 | Not a tear in sight... But if you can't...
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