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 January 7, 2015

At Long Last, the Long Last, the A Son from Hell Is Where He Should Be - Behind Bars
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk SON from hell Craig Cameron's parents will finally have some peace after the bane of their lives was jailed for repeatedly harassing them. Troublemaker Cameron has subjected dad, Paul...
Awards Night the Par-Fect Way to Honour Volunteers
TRIBUTES have been paid to the unsung volunteers who do so much to help develop golf in the region. The Durham County Golf Partnership's second Development Awards evening - held at Durham County Cricket Club's ground in Chester-le-Street - presented...
Big Andy, a Legend in the Making Who Got Away from Us
YESTERDAY marked the 26th birthday of Andy Carroll. If there was ever"one that got away", it was big Andy. For many long-time Toon watchers, the Gateshead-born powerhouse was on the verge of joining Gazza as a homeproduced "great" when he was...
Burglar Breaks His Vow to Victims Burglar Breaks His Vow to Victims Burglar Breaks His Vow to Victims
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk HE vowed to turn his back on crime after meeting one of his victims and seeing how much misery he had caused. But career burglar Martin Gilbert has returned to his old ways just...
Children's Mental Wellbeing Tops List of Concerns
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk PARENTS in Newcastle worry more about their children's mental health than any other issue, according to figures revealed today. The problem has been labelled a 'ticking timebomb' by...
Closet Confidential; Singer Shannon Saunders Is Starting 2015 with a Series of UK Concert Dates. She Talks Online Shopping and Vintage Clothes with MARION MCMULLEN
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN What are you wearing right now? I'M WEARING black high-waisted American Apparel jeans, an extremely soft over-sized cream jumper from &OtherStories and dripping in my silver Lucky Little Blighters handmade jewellery......
Cook Change Was the Right Thing to Do, Says Moores; England Coach Backs Captain as Morgan Prepares for World Cup Bid
ENGLAND coach Peter Moores insists the decision to remove Alastair Cook as one-day captain felt "the right thing to do" and believes Eoin Morgan will inspire a more aggressive approach ahead of the World Cup. England fly to Australia on Tuesday...
Council Tax Rise 'Can't Be Ruled Out'
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk A LOCAL authority is considering raising council tax as it reaches the "end of the line" in cutbacks to office jobs. The leader of South Tyneside Council, Iain Malcolm,...
Deaths
PATTERSON MARGARET (Newcastle). Margaret (nee Sharp), beloved mam of Linda, Margaret and Rob, dearest mother-inlaw, grandma and great grandma. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th December 2014 whilst with family in Leicester. Funeral Service at Whitley...
Deaths
ALDUS EDDIE (Blyth). Peacefully in Waterloo House on 25th December, aged 80 years, Eddie, much loved husband of the late Pearl (nee Charlton), loving dad of Stephen, Angela and Deborah, grandad of Jamie and Natalie and great grandad of Harley. Cortege...
Don't Miss out at Lingfield
MISS BUCKSHOT has hit the bar on his last two starts but can return to winning ways in the coral.co.uk Handicap at Lingfield. Rae Guest's charge struck gold for the first time in over a year when scoring over a mile at Kempton in November, prompting...
Don't Tell Me That Our Season Is over ... It's Only Just Beginning; after Eight Months on Sidelines, Santon Is Raring to Contribute to United Cause
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder DAVIDE SANTON has shrugged off talk that the season is over for Newcastle United. And that's no wonder given that the popular Italian defender's campaign is only just starting after an...
Employers Call Employers Call for Extension to for Extension to Childcare Help Childcare Help
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education reporter ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk WORKING parents are being crippled by childcare costs, with one in five North East parents effectively working for nothing, figures yesterday reveal. New research suggests...
Fan's Shirt Set to Raise Charity Cash
Byline: Hugh MacKnight Reporter hugh.macknight@ncjmedia.co.uk THE NEWCASTLE fan who wore a half-Newcastle half-Sunderland shirt to the Tyne Wear derby hopes it can inspire respect between supporters. Steven Short, 59, was pictured on the Chronice...
Fashion Buzz
ONCE | she was all about candy floss pink hair and cartoonish clothes but Nicki Minaj has had quite the fashion reinvention of late. Now her style revolution is being repaid as she will soon be seen as the face of Roberto Cavalli's spring/summer 2015...
Fixture List Doesn't Make Any Sense to Black Cats Boss
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON Gus Poyet believes the Premier League needs to change its approach to fixture scheduling and fall into line with world football's major powers. The Black Cats boss says the seemingly random...
Heed This - Heed This - Mills Sets Win Mills Sets Win Target for His Target for His Tynesiders Tynesiders; Gateshead Boss Urges Side to Regain Focus after Cup Exit
Byline: Steve Brown steve.sports-brown@trinitymirror.com Steve Brown GARY MILLS has set Gateshead a target of winning at least 13 of their last 20 league games of the season. The Tynesiders have dropped to 12th in Vanarama Premier, after just...
I Resolve To.?
Byline: JENNY HICKEN A multi-tasking mum's view on life I'M not normally one for making New Year resolutions. They're a lot easier said than done. In fact, I'm willing to bet that many of you who made a resolution have probably already started...
Jobs Up for Grabs at Hospital.With Even More to Come
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com MORE than 100 jobs are up for grabs at the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital which is due to open this summer. Catering, portering and security roles are among the posts...
Lightning Ready to Strike; Club Boost as League Bid Is Given Backing AMERICAN FOOTBALL
ASHINGTON'S American football side Northumberland Lightning is already looking forward to a flash new year. That is because the squad has had its application to join the British National American Football National Leagues for the 2015 season accepted....
Mine Firm to Create Town
Byline: Tom Keighley Business writer tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of the North East's largest companies is set to build a new town in Scotland. Hargreaves Services, the Durham-based mining and bulk material logistics firm, is hoping to secure...
One Kick in the Teeth Too Many; It's Your SHOUT
Byline: NEIL CAMERON answers your letters, emails and messages I HAVE nothing against Alan Shearer. He is my favourite ever Toon player and quite rightly a legend. However, ex-players etc often state the obvious and/or what we already know. ...
Poyet Issues Some Home Truths over Wearmen's Form
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON SUNDERLAND must find a cure for their homesickness in the second half of the season, insists Gus Poyet. Sunday's FA Cup third-round win over Leeds United was only the Black Cats' fourth...
Quartet to Battle It out for the Title; TABLE TENNIS
WITH the second half of the Northumbria Winter League season about to start four teams are still in the hunt for the Premier Division title. With 10 points at stake in every match, champions Cramlington Casuals are only four points ahead of Cramlington...
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MISS Newcastle is going to Africa to work with orphaned kids. Nicole Bailey, who was crowned Miss Newcastle GB in August, has volunteered to travel to Zambia to help children and raise awareness of AIDs. The 21-year-old is one of five Northumbria...
Shearer Hits out ... United Legend's Verdict on Magpies
ALAN Shearer has fired another broadside at Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley - and suggested he might have told Alan Pardew to leave for Crystal Palace. In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC, Shearer voiced his frustrations with the club's...
SHEARER: UNITED DON'T WANT TO BE IN FA CUP; Magpies Do Not Want to Play in the FA Cup, Claims Big Al
Byline: Neil Cameron Sports writer @NeilCameron5 ALAN SHEARER believes Newcastle United do SHEARER believes Newcastle United do not want to be in the FA Cup. not want to be in the FA Cup. The United legend also hinted pressure was put on John...
Shining a Light on the Region's Sports Heroes; DISABILITY SPORT
NOMINATIONS are now open for the North East Disability Sports Awards. The awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions North East athletes, coaches and clubs made to disability sport across the region...
Slessor Is Hoping He Is on Cue for a Big Break in 2015! Gateshead Potter Elliot Desperate to Pocket His First Title as a Pro SNOOKER SPECIAL
Byline: Craig Johns Sports reporter craig.johns@trinitymirror.com GATESHEAD potter Elliot Slessor is hoping the New Year will lead to a change in fortunes after a disappointing 2014. Slessor, a professional snooker player currently ranked 97,...
Sorry about the Pun, but United Fans Have Been Carved Up Again
Byline: Mick QUINN I DON'T usually go in for puns but the Newcastle United supporters were Carved Up on Saturday. They paid a lot of money to watch their club decide not to try to win an important football game. It wasn't even subtle. It was,...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Area Final First Leg: Preston v Walsall Vanarama Premier: Gateshead v Woking Durham Challenge Cup Second Round (7.30pm): Norton and Stockton Ancients v Jarrow Roofing,...
Sugar Swaps
On average, kids consume 50% more sugar than guidelines recommend. It's time for a change. MOST parents are aware that too much sugar is bad for kids but it's surprising how much sugar there is in some of the things that we give our children...
The Last Ship Sinks
Byline: Sam Wonfor Reporter sam.wonfor@ncjmedia SUPERSTAR Sting's Broadway musical is to close, producers have said. Sting, who wrote The Last Ship, took over from Jimmy Nail as the musical's shipyard foreman narrator in December in a bid to halt...
The Last Thing We Want Is a Puppet
REMI GARDE didn't do much with Lyon and now he's out of a job. So I am unsure as to why there is a great clamour to make him the next manager, sorry head coach, of Newcastle United. Was he such a success in his previous post that he would be the...
Toon 1970s Superstar Malcolm Macdonald at 65; Dave Morton Enjoyed a Question and Answer Session with His Boyhood Newcastle United Hero, Malcolm Macdonald Who Is 65 Today (Part II Tomorrow)
THE years pass oh, so quickly, and it's hard to believe Malcolm Macdonald is eligible to pick up his free bus pass today. For a generation of Newcastle United fans, Supermac was the undisputed king of Tyneside. Signed by manager Joe Harvey for a...
Traffic & Travel Update
Report an incident: twitter: @EveningChron email: ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk facebook: facebook.com/newcastlechronicle tel: 0191 201 6446 ! By Car There is one lane closed due to telecoms work on the A167 Stamfordham Road at Two Ball Lonnen in Newcastle....
TV Choice
SUPERCARS VS USED CARS: THE TRADE OFF BBC2, 9pm Louis sells supercars to Britain's wealthiest car enthusiasts, while Darren deals in reliable runarounds. In this documentary the two trade jobs, customers and bosses in a bid to meet or beat the other's...
Tweets by Ex-Toon Star 'Were Sexist'
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER Newcastle United striker Gavin Peacock has been criticised after a string of bizarre and sexist messages on Twitter. T The ex-Magpies star, who played 105 times for the club between 1990...
Twist in the Fairy Tale for BB Celebs; Your Daily Guide to the Best Shows on the Box PICK OF THE DAY CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER: THE LAUNCH (9Pm Channel 5)
ONCE upon a time there was a reality show that couldn't die. Everyone who gazed upon it felt a little bit soiled by the experience, but they were powerless to look away as people they vaguely recognised, and many who they had never seen before in their...
United Youngster Roberts Hails the Influence of Geordie Coaching Duo
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder CALLUM ROBERTS has hailed the efforts of Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley after making his first-team debut for the Magpies. The 17-year-old North Shields lad was also full of praise...
What a Complete and Utter Muppet! Best Seller's Anger at Researcher
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk HORRIBLE Histories author Terry Deary said a teacher who apparently blamed his books for the "dumbling down" of school textbooks is an "utter muppet." The work of the County Durham author...
Why Board Members Must Leave Manager to Do Job
Byline: Neil IT was the former Newcastle United player Len Shackleton who nailed it. In his excellent 1956 autobiography "The Clown Prince of Soccer", there is a chapter entitled 'The AVERA -age Director's Knowledge of Football.' It consists...
Your Local Chemists
NEWCASTLE: Boots, 140 West Road, 8.30am to 5.30pm; Boots, Eldon Square, to 8pm; Boots Kingston Park shopping centre, 8am to midnight. Superdrug, Northumberland Street, to 5.30pm; 132-136 Elswick Road, Elswick, to 6.30pm; 293- 295 Chillingham Road,...
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