Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 13, 2015

Adams Takes a Treble Chance; FELLOWSHIP LG
YAV SIFF defeated Saint John's Snod's Edge 3-0 to reach the last four of the Memorial Cup. Martin Adams opened the scoring on 20 minutes and then added two more after the break. YAV will now play Saint Charles RC Church Gosforth on a date to...
An Easy Task for Never
Never Easy looks an appealing ASY looks an appealing proposition in the 32Red.com Handicap at Southwell. Richard Fahey's grey has done well in two prior visits to the Nottinghamshire circuit, and deserves recognition back over seven furlongs. ...
Are Kids a Healthy Influence on Your Lifestyle? Although Raising a Toddler Is Hard Work, It Could Actually Be Boosting Your Wellbeing. LISA SALMON Looks at the Hidden Benefits of a Young Family
Byline: LISA SALMON DESPAI PAIP RING parents trying to persuade their fussy toddlers to eat fruit and vegetables should try to look on the bright side - their own diet and lifestyle may well be improving as a result. Research has found that three...
A Sign of the Times at Arena; ARENA NEWS
Byline: GORDON BARR EWCASTLE'S Metro Radio Arena is set for a facelift. NThe main sponsor of the venue, Metro Radio, has had its branding on the front of the building for 11 years. It has now been removed and will be replaced with a new look...
Athletic Are Still Well in the Running to Retain the Challenge Shield; TYNESIDE AMATEUR LEAGUE
NORTH Shields Athletic Reserves continued their defence of the Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield with an extra-time victory over Newcastle Medicals. The quarter-final clash had been stopped due to a serious injury to an Athletic player. Smith...
A Visit from the Tooth Fairy Is Just Magic
Byline: Jane Costello OUR household is on a state of high alert at the moment. I'm talking code amber, poised in anticipation for an event that is imminent, inevitable and - in my six-year-old's eyes - life-changing. He's about to lose his first...
Baby's Proof Evil Will Never Win
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com DEVOTED Toon fan Liam Sweeney "can never be forgotten" after his sister gave birth to a baby boy named after him. Lee Sweeney, 30, and partner Terry Douglass, 28, welcomed little Liam into...
Battered - Again!
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk WEATHER experts have issued further warning about snow and ice on North East roads today. While the wind speeds are predicted to temporarily lessen, by Wednesday and Thursday they could be...
Beat the Eat Eat the January January Blues Blues; Feeling a Little Deflated Now That the Festive Fun Is over? Give January Grumps the Heave-Ho with These Boosters, Says SUSAN GRIFFIN
Byline: SUSAN GRIFFIN December eating your SO, you spent most of December eating your body weight in sweet treats and chocolate and rang in the New Year with a vat of fizz... the fun is over now though. Year with a vat of fizz... the fun is January...
Cabella Needs a Run in Side Now; NEIL CAMERON Answers Your Letters, Emails and Messages
(IN response to a piece on Remy Cabella playing well) It was not that hard to do. Play the lad from the start and let him do his flicks, step-overs and nimble footwork. He will beat defenders for fun all day long. Just look at his performances:...
Chapter and Verse from Rock Pioneers on Riverside Date Follow @GORDONBARRCHRON; Funeral for A Friend Play Newcastle on the Day of Their New Album Release, Writes What's on Editor GORDON BARR
FUNERAL For A Friend are one of the last re Friend are one of the last re -maining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century. Bursting out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 2001, they were hailed...
Comfortable Win Is Still a Good Warm-Up
JAMES Tredwell declared England's walk-in-the-park victory over an ACT XI the ideal start to their time in Australia, but acknowledged there would be tougher times around the corner. England are at the beginning of a three-month tour of duty that...
Councillor Still to Hear Outcome of 'Nazi' Salute Claims
A COUNCILLOR accused of carrying out a Nazi salute during a meeting is still to hear if he will be subject to formal proceedings. Councillor David Ord, is alleged to have made the offensive gesture during an angry outburst in a debate over members...
Deaths
BATE CLIVE (Chester-le-Street). peacefully on January 4th, aged 63 years, Clive, a dear brother of James and Pamela and brother-other-otherin-law of Rosemary and Frederick. Will be sadly missed by a| family and friends. Would friends please meet at...
DJ's 21st Birthday Attack Anguish
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO black eyes and stitches is what a DJ got for his birthday. He was set upon by strangers after intervening when one punched his friend as they enjoyed a night out in Newcastle...
Down-to-Earth Ashley Was One of the Boys, Says Ex-Toon Star Peter
FORMER Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands says owner Mike Ashley is just a "down-to-earth guy" who enjoys sharing a drink with his players. The Danish frontman spent three years working under the billionaire Magpies owner during his stint...
English Core Again Given Challenge Cup Chance; Newcastle Falcons'up-and-Coming Stars Handed European Platform
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby NEWCASTLE Falcons will go back to their policy of young English players during a pivotal fortnight of European Challenge Cup rugby. Saturday's home date with Pool C leaders Newport...
Former Chronicle Editor Honoured for His Lifesaving Efforts
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk A FOMER Editor of the Chronicle is to be commemorated for his work fighting for pitmen. John Baxter Langley was a doctor who became editor of the Chronicle and formed a bond...
Geordie Doc - Viagra Aids Cancer Fight
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia DEADLY superbugs, cancer, ebola and even the flu could all be stopped in their tracks thanks to a Geordie doctor's Viagra drug treatment. Scientists at the Virginia Commonwealth University...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
SUNDERLAND (BAGS) 2.18 (450m): Boherash Ring, Elwick Chase, Macy's Monster, Tamna Shock (M), Unique Brae (M), Chaotic Seraph (M). 2.37 (450m): Frog Woman, Aero Black, Darlo Dougie (M), Bisco Kid (M), Killanin Socks (M), Macy's Millie (M). 2.57...
Hero Steve Has Tun to Celebrate! Goal Earns Fenham a Vital Point against the Leaders CORINTHIANS LEAGUE
DYNAMO Fenham produced the result of the day with a superb 1-1 draw at Tyne and Wear Metro. Stephen Tunesi was the Dynamo goal hero as his side moved further away from the relegation places. Craig Howlett scored for Metro who move one point clear...
Hit by the Winds of Change
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk IF you've woken during the night thinking the roof was blowing off your house in recent days, you're not alone. The North East has been battered by high winds and, according...
King Kev, George and Terry Mac Coaxed to Cyprus
TOMMY CASSIDY enjoyed great success with Apoel on the holiday island of Cyprus where he became a local hero both as player and manager. He was boss when Apoel won the Cypriot Championship for the first time in 14 years going on to play with distinction...
Lasker Deserves Praise for Being Fab in Final Success!
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@trinitymiror.com FAB Flournoy has highlighted Drew Lasker as an unsung hero of the Newcastle Eagles' latest trophy success. Flournoy's men recorded an 84-71 win over Glasgow Rocks to clinch the...
Magpies Must Garde against Their Mistakes of Recent Past
Byline: Lee RYDER NEWCASTLE United and Mike Ashley have got it wrong before when it comes to managerial appointments. Joe Kinnear proved to be a disastrous scenario and it was the ex-Wimbledon boss who laid the foundations for relegation in 2009....
Magpies Regain Top Spot in the Top Flight
IN TODAY'S Pink we look back almost exactly 13 years to January 2002 and Newcastle United's 3-1 comeback victory over Leeds United. The two sides have not met in the English top flight since 2003 and their most recent battle came in the 2013/14...
Messi, Ronaldo and Co Cannot Touch Best Man
mate of George Best when FOR four years Tommy Cassidy was the roommate of George Best when on international duty with Northern Ireland. A job akin to riding shotgun on Tom Jones or Rod Stewart in their peacock pomp. Northern Ireland. A job Tom Jones...
Motorists Are Warned of Disruption in Newcastle as Next Phase of PS66m Water Works Begins
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com MORE motoring misery is on its way for drivers as roads are dug up as part of a series of water works. Motorists are being warned of travel disruption as Northumbrian Water carries...
New Year.New You
Byline: Like us on It's a funny old world MIKE MILLIGAN NEW year, new you? I don't think so folks! It's only half way through January and I've almost managed to scoff or give away all those munchables and choccy goodies that Santa brought me....
No Big Rush, JC Is a Safe Pair of Hands - Even Jose Says So; There Are Big Tests to Come in the Second Half of the Season but Carver Is More Than Capable of Handling United Top Job
Byline: The Captain Bob MONCUR NEWCASTLE UNITED look like they are not in a look like they are not in a hurry to appoint their new head coach. I do not see any panic or the need to make a rash decision, with John Carver and Steve Stone a safe...
Outen about to Provide Some Magic
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk DENISE Van Outen is out to spread a little magic across the North East as one of the star hosts of a radio station promising to bring us nothing but "good mood" music. The West End...
Positive Step Leads to Vote
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com STRIKING workers at a top clothing brand will today vote on whether to continue their walk-out after crunch talks. Staff at Barbour are in the second week of industrial action in a dispute...
Poyet Is Eager to Take the Pressure off 'Tired' Johnno
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com GUS Poyet says Sunderland need to lighten the load on Adam Johnson and has hit back at those fans who criticised his decision to substitute the winger. On the face off it taking...
Rangers Still Too Close to Bottom for Comfort; WEARSIDE LEAGUE
GATESHEAD Leam Rangers remain second bottom after losing at Horden CW who are five points behind leaders Stockton Town. Michael Patterson, with a brace, Luke Wilson and Chris Tarn all struck for Horden. Annfield Plain are third from the basement...
Shil Shocked after Big Newbiggin Fightback; DURHAM FA TROPHY NFA MINOR CUP AND
MINOR Cup holders AFC Newbiggin came from behind to claim an extra-time 3-1 win at local rivals Shilbottle CW and book a spot in the semi-finals of the competition. Swirling winds, hail, sleet and rain affected the rest of the Northern Alliance...
Testing Trophy Trip for Heed
Byline: Jeff Bowron ec.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk IF GATESHEAD are to reach Wembley for the first time in the FA Trophy they are going to have to do it the hard way. Should the Tynesiders beat Conference rivals Grimsby Town in tomorrow's second-round...
Theatre News
Byline: GORDON BARR HIGHLIGHTS Touring T Scheme has announced its new season of shows touring to village venues across Northumberland between January and May 2015. Working in partnership with the scheme, a network of rural promoters will be bringing...
The EDL, the Comic and the Bar Loco Book Club
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com is the moment the EDL gatecrashed a book club because they thought Russell THIS is the moment the EDL gatecrashed a book club because they thought Russell Brand was turning up. ...
The Nightmare Scenario - Toon Get Dragged into a Dogfight; United's More Pessimistic Fans Are Mentioning the 'R' Word. Should We Be Worried?
Byline: Neil CAMERON NEWCASTLE UNITED fans seem to exist in a constant state of fear. Whether it be about the new head coach, their team's inability to consistently win football matches or the prospect of dying before seeing the club actually...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car There are roadworks and contraflow on the A1 western bypass in both directions between the A694/A69 (Blaydon/Consett turn-off ) and Park Terrace (Dunston/ Whickham turn-off). There is one lane closed due to telecoms work on the A167 near Ponteland...
Tragic of the Cups; United Are Betraying Their Fans by Closing the Road to Wembley, Says Double Finalist Cassidy FACE TO FACE
Byline: John Gibson talks to TOMMY CASSIDY TOMMY CASSIDY is one of only a quartet of Newcastle United players to have performed in both the FA Cup and League Cup finals upon Wembley's green and pleasant land. Cassidy achieved his double in the...
TV News
Byline: SIMON DUKE TV NEWS DUKE By SIMON AFTER finding a love match on the opening show of the new series, it was the moment of truth for Blyth's Scott Elliott on Saturday when we found out how his date to Fernandos went on Take Me Out. The school...
Two Raids in Hours Leave Staff Scared
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk SHOP staff have been left feeling vulnerable after two weekend robberies. Police say they have stepped up patrols in North Shields after raiders targeted a tanning salon and...
UNITED'S FINE TOONING IN COACH SEARCH Ashley Tells Charnley to Take His Time; Ashley Tells Charnley to Take His Time No Rush to Bring in New Coach
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder NEWCASTLE United have whittled down their shortlist to three or four candidates - but will continue to revise their options when it comes to replacing Alan Pardew. Mike Ashley is back...
We Love Sitcom [.]
WE LOVE SITCOM COCKROACHES (10PMITV2) COMING in the week it was revealed that CNN had their own "end of the world" video on stand-by, the timing of this new post-apocalyptic sitcom from Bad Education writer Freddy Syborn is bang on. As it opens,...
We Love Soaps
WE LOVE SOAPS EASTENDERS (7.30pm BBC1) WHAT HAT HA mixed feelings Dot must have had when she discovered her son Nick was still alive. It wasn't so much unbridled joy as "Oh crikey, not you again". EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) AFTER 20 odd years, the last...
Your Questions Answered
Q. Who is affected? A. Anyone who lives and works in the city centre. Expect road closures and traffic delays. Q. What's going on? A. Northumbrian Water wants to clean up the mains. That means digging holes and carrying out what is essentially a big...
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