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 March 3, 2014

Deano Finds Positives as Falcons Fall to Champions; NEWCASTLE FALCONS 18 LEICESTER 41
Byline: Mark Smith Sports writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com DEAN Richards insisted it was minor tweaks rather than major surgery required for Newcastle Falcons as they felt the force of Premiership champions Leicester. The director of rugby...
Don't Forget How Good United Were at the KC; LEE RYDER'S BIG-MATCH VERDICT
Byline: LEE RYDER'S Hull City ............................................................................................ 1 Newcastle United ............................................................................. 4 LET'S GET one thing straight....
Do You Think You're Hard Enough? Then Come and Have a Go!
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter email@trinitymirror.com ARE you hard enough? Reckon you could have a go? Then man-up and get yourself along to an open audition tomorrow where a production team is hoping to find a Jason Statham-type tough guy to...
Escaped Armed Robber Remains on the Run
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com CONVICTED armed robber Steven Donelley is still on the run and thought to be hiding out in the region. The 43-year-old, from Wallsend, escaped from an open prison in Derbyshire but it's...
Fans Back Pardew to Hold on to His Job after Headbutt Shock
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@trinitymirror.co.uk SHAMED Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been backed to stay at the club after he shocked the football world by butting an opposition player. There were calls for the...
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Byline: Martin Lewis THIS is a golden time for those in debt. While that may seem a strange thing to say, the best EVER deals for cutting loan, store or credit card costs are now on the s market. So if you've existing debts, a little bit of action...
Friends' 36-Hour Charity Challenge
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk THREE student pals are planning to go the distance for charity by setting themselves the challenge of travelling as far away from Newcastle as possible in 36 hours - without spending...
How the Roots of the Great Miners' Strike Went Back to 1972; We Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Start of the Miners'strike with a Week-Long Series of Articles about the Event Which Divided Families, Communities and Britain as a Whole. We Begin with the Events That Led Up the Strike. MIKE KELLY Reports
THE year-long miners' strike, which officially started on March 5, 1984, was a long time coming. It can be argued the clock started ticking on February 10, 1972, when a mass of flying pickets led by a then little known Yorkshire NUM official called...
Iconic Watering Hole
Byline: Dave Morton Remember When Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk IT'S one of the North East's most famous watering holes. At the foot of Newcastle's Cloth Market is the bar room which will forever be associated with Tyneside's anthem,...
It's a Defeat - but It's a Glorious One for Cats Who Gave Giants a Real Scare
Byline: JAMES HUNTER'S BIG MATCH VERDICT Sunderland ....................................................................................... 1 Manchester City ............................................................................... 3 AFTER...
It's Not the First Time ... Pardew's History of Losing His Cool
ALAN Pardew has been no stranger to controversy, having had touchline altercations with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino this season alone. Here, we look at the 52-yearold Londoner's previous spats....
It's Tyne for Tutchec to Keep Up His Run of Wins
TUTCHEC can maintain his excellent run of form by winning the Close Brothers Business Finance Handicap Chase at Newcastle. The seven-year-old is unbeaten in four starts this season, but trainer Nicky Richards has adopted a softly-softly approach...
JC SET TO STEP UP; Toon Coach Carver Asked to Cover for Any Pardew Ban
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE United have asked assistant manager John Carver to step up to the plate during Alan Pardew's inevitable touchline ban. Pardew's angry technical area clash with Hull midfielder...
Kristen's Artwork Scores with Superstar Ronaldo
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk WHEN talented schoolgirl artist Kristen Barwick drew a picture of heart-throb footballer Cristiano Ronaldo she never thought it would end up in his museum in Madeira. Chosen from...
Landmark Gas Holder to Disappear
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com A GAS holder that has towered over a Tyneside community for more than 100 years is to be dismantled. Work to remove St Anthony's gas holder in Walker, Newcastle, is due to get under way...
Mills Is Delighted by Heed's Battling Spirit; SKRIL PREMIER
Byline: Jeff Bowron IF Gateshead are going to reach the Conference Premier playoffs for the first time, they are going to have to do it the hard way. The Heed have been hit with first-half dismissals in each of the the last two Saturday games,...
Mum Reveals Anguish Behind Her Charity Work
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk ON the outside she is a tower of strength known as Mama Toma and the driving force behind her ever-growing charity. But inside, Andrea Thompson said she is a broken woman who will never...
North Shields Pair in Top Form to Take Alnwick Win; Cook and Dann Ease to Victory in Latest North East Harrier League Event
Byline: Bill McGuirk NORTH Shields Poly duo Graeme Cook and Stephanie Dann were unstoppable in the penultimate fixture of Start Fitness North East Harrier League at Alnwick Pastures. Under the backdrop of Alnwick Castle, both Cook and Dann took...
Pensioner Left Terrified by Burglar
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief reporter dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk A PENSIONER held at knifepoint in his own home by a brazen burglar today said he wanted his attacker caught so he couldn't "stick a blade into someone". The 80-year-old was talking...
Shearer and Souness Shocked by Headbutt
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com ALAN PARDEW'S crazy antics in the technical area attracted so much publicity over the weekend they managed to sweep talk of the League Cup final off the back pages. A whopping...
Singer Joe Comes Back to His Roots
EXCITEMENT was in the air both front and back stage last night as Joe McElderry prepared to play his first proper gig at the venue where he used to wash the dishes. The Customs House was where a teenage Joe used to work while he was studying performing...
Snore Draw Won't Be Remembered; EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE REVIEW
Byline: Malcolm Pratt BOTH managers were happy when Ashington and Morpeth Town shared the points in the Ebac Northern League First Division game but it's doubtful if many supporters in a crowd of 347 at Woodhorn Lane were as enthusiastic. An...
Teacher Is Banned from the Classroom for Letting Teenager Drive Her Car
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk A SHAMED Tyneside teacher has been banned from the classroom after allowing a 14-year-old pupil to drive her car and making numerous failures in students' controlled assessments. ...
Telly Stars Shine in Awards Ceremony
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@trinitymirror.com TOP TV personalities flocked to a star studded awards event celebrating North East talent at the weekend. Among them was Brenda Blethyn who stars in the hit ITV crime series Vera...
Theatre of Nightmares; GARY BAINBRIDGE One Man's Struggle with the 21st Century
THE doors slid smoothly shut in my face. I stabbed the button, but by then it was too late, and the train eased away from the platform, leaving me alone and panting. I cursed softly, if gynaecologically, and sat down on a plastic seat, moulded to...
The Buck Stops with Alan, Says the LMA
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com ALAN PARDEW'S actions have been branded "insupportable" by the League Managers Association Pardew must wait to learn his fate from the FA today after flicking his head towards David...
The Truth - and Real Sadness - Is That He's Dragged the Club's Name through the Mud Again
Byline: @EveningChron JOHN GIBSON OH you stupid, stupid man. What possessed you? Now the wrath of the righteous will inevitably fall upon you. Alan Pardew unbelievably, sensationally ripped all the glory headlines from his players with a jawdropping...
Tyne Makes a Return Home; Acclaimed Play Tyne Is Back on Home Territory, Writes Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR
Byline: GORDONBARR MICHAEL Chaplin's play Tyne has returned to the region. Following its sell-out run at Live Theatre last summer, the play about the North East's iconic river, played The Customs House in South Shields last week and from tomorrow...
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