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 14, 2015

5,000 Apply for Just 100 Hospital Jobs
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com MORE than 5,000 jobhungry Geordies went after just 100 posts at a new hospital due to open this summer. Jobseekers flocked in their thousands to find out more about the catering,...
Abandoned, Hit by a Car and Left for Dead, Pregnant Molly's Indomitable Spirit Sees Her through but Now She Needs Help
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk LEFT for dead by a hit and run driver, meet Molly, the abandoned dog who's melted a police officer's heart. Pregnant Molly was hit by a white van in the Harelaw area of Stanley, County...
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Appeal Brings Kids Some Festive Cheer
Byline: Hannah Flint Reporter hannah.flint@trinitymirror.com MORE than 15,000 gifts and toys have been given to children across the North East in a bid to brighten life for thousands of disadvantaged children living in the region. The Giving...
Armed Raid Is Third in Just Three Days
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk DETECTIVES are quizzing a man over three North Tyneside shop robberies that happened in the space of three days. The 43-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with...
Beat Bobby Sign Is Nowit'sbeenstolen
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com YOBS have stolen one of two signs depicting a village beat bobby - just days after they were put up by a couple in a bid to deter vandals. Ling Valentine and husband John forked out PS800...
Borini and Balotelli Are Both Eager to Remain at Liverpool Borini and Balotelli Are Both Eager to Remain at Liverpool Borini and Balotelli Are Both Eager to Remain at Liverpool Borini and Balotelli Are Both Eager to Remain at Liverpool
Byline: Neil CAMERON LIVERPOOL forwards Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini will not be returning to their native Italy in the January transfer window, according to their agents. With striker Daniel Sturridge to return from a long injury lay-off...
Can the Magpies Learn Something from Sharp Minds in South Wales? as Newcastle's Hunt for a New Head Coach Rumbles on, We Look at Swansea City's New Approach Swansea City Have Made Superb Managerial Choices in Recent Years, So Can Mike Ashley and Newcastle United Follow Their Example When Appointing Their New Head Coach, Asks MARK DOUGLAS
SO when does a managerial change become a saga? As Newcastle United's self-proclaimed 'due diligence' of three or four candidates extends into a third week, we crunched some numbers to ascertain exactly how long it takes Premier League clubs to make...
Carver's Dream Job Could Be His If He Can Win Two on Bounce
Byline: Mick Quinn JOHN CARVER has two games to land himself the job of his dreams. If Newcastle United beat Southampton at home and then Hull City at their place, I believe he and Steve Stone will get until the end of this season and then a...
City Muslim Councillor in Pledge to Support Jailed Far-Right Thug
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk WHILE they shared the same city streets, their political ideologies were worlds apart. But now a Muslim councillor has become the unlikely supporter of a rioting thug jailed...
Closet Confidential
MARION MCMULLEN talks style and shoes with singing sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, aka The Unthanks, as they prepare to release new album Mount The Air on February 9 ahead of their UK tour What are you wearing at the moment? R: My pyjamas! The old...
Club Is Sit-Ting Pretty after Ace Cash Boost! TENNIS
MORPETH Tennis Club has been served up a PS36,280 funding boost by the SITA Trust. The cash will provide three new artificial grass tennis courts at the club's Longhirst Hall base to replace three worn-out court surfaces. UK Coal, based at Potland...
Deaths
ARMSTRONG MAUREEN (Cruddas Park). Peacefully with her loving family close by on 7th January 2015, aged 74 years, Maureen, beloved wife of the late Junior, a loving mam of June, Mark, Lynn, son-inlaw Barry and daughterin-law Tan, a much loved nana of...
Defeat Is Not Good Reading for Lewis; MEN'S BASKETBALL
DEFIANT Lewis Champion insists Team Northumbria are more than a match for Reading Rockets despite an agonising defeat to the Berkshire club. Sport Central's first fixture of 2015 delivered a classic clash between two top-four hopefuls. However,...
Depleted North Go Down Fighting against Strong Tykes; JUNIOR BADMINTON
NORTHUMBERLAND'S under-15 side lost 20-0 to Yorkshire in their latest Shires League clash. However, despite the result there were several encouraging performances by North players in Huddersfield. It was always likely to be a dif-ficult match...
Dock Consigned to History
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Chronicle reported in recent days that the green light had been given to build the first of 800 new homes on the site of North Shields' historic Smith's Dock. The...
Drinks News
Byline: heat. Simon Duke Duke Simon If you're taking part in Dry January or being designated driver for any forthcoming nights out you might fancy sipping on something more imaginative than a pint of fizzy pop. To help you and those of us who...
Extreme Views Extreme Views under Scrutiny; PICK OF THE DAY
ANGRY, WHITE AND PROUD (10pm Channel 4) 'B RING on civil war in this country, because I cannot wait!" yells a bald man wrapped in the Union Flag. The English Defence League may have been weakened, but film-maker Jamie Roberts spent a year following...
Fight Goes on for Pub Permission
Byline: Hugh Macknight Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk THE LANDLADY of a pub which has been refused planning permission by the council says she will keep serving pints until her appeal is heard. Andrea Johnson runs The Office pub in Morpeth with...
Gold-En Day of Success for Renton and Brewis; BADMINTON
THE annual Northumberland Championships, part of the Badminton England Senior Gold Circuit, took place at the Tyneside Badminton Centre. The entry was smaller than last season but still featured four out of the top 20 men's singles players in England....
Guide Dog Gave Me My Life Back; FEEDBACK
I LOST my sight three years ago over the course of six months. I remember day by day my husband disappearing before my eyes, the sense of loss, my confidence draining away and, most of all, feeling afraid - afraid about what my life would be like now...
He Did It Again
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk EJECTED house party guest Paul Reynard bit off part of a man's ear in a "horrendous and cowardly" attack. Reynard and victim Michael Scott were among a number of people drinking at...
Heed Target Three New Strikers to Boost Attack; Mills Looking to Add Some Strength Up Front to Help Tynesiders' Campaign
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@trinitymirror.com GARY MILLS was last night hoping to add up to THREE new strikers to his ranks in the next 48 hours. But should any arrive today, they will be ineligible for Gateshead's FA...
House Found Empty after Police Respond to Gunman Reports
Byline: Hugh Macknight Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk ARMED police surrounded a house to close the net on a suspected gunman - only to find it empty. Officers swooped on the property on Finchdale Avenue in Brasside, County Durham, after reports...
Lineker Hits out at United Coach Wait; Lineker Hits out at Toon Tactics
Byline: Neil Cameron Sports Writer twitter: @NeilCameron5 FORMER England star Gary Lineker has taken a sly dig at Newcastle's United's failure to appoint a new head coach. The BBC pundit accused the club's board of deliberately postponing the...
Newcastle to Remember Paris Terror
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com A SERVICE of remembrance will be held at Newcastle's St Nicholas Cathedral to honour the victims of last week's Paris terrorist attacks. Faith Leaders from across the city will gather there...
North Firm Facing Threat of Strike
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk STRIKE action is threatened at a North East manufacturing plant in a row over payrise negotiations. Union the GMB says energy firm Technip Umbilicals tried to impose a pay settlement on staff...
Poyet: It's 'Scary' How Fit My Captain O'Shea Still Is; FOOTBALL
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk GUS Poyet is looking for an opportunity to give John O'Shea a rest even though he says it is "scary" how the defender's fitness has improved. Sunderland's captain has not missed...
Sales at Greggs Grow by 5.5%
Byline: Tom Keighley Business writer tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk GREGGS boss Roger Whiteside says the food chain could support at least another 350 stores across the UK. Following a major overhaul of its operations to focus on "food-on-the-go",...
Snake in My Shopping - I Just Yelled
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com SHOPPER Dean Gibbon picked up something for free - a snake. The 60-year-old got the fright of his life when he was unpacking his groceries after a trip to the shops, and out popped...
Speedy Winger Left Opposition Defences Utterly Out-Foxed
ONE Newcastle player who is sometimes overlooked when fans hark back to the halcyon days of Kevin Keegan's first managerial reign is Ruel Fox. The Ipswich-born winger, who enjoyed a relatively brief but fruitful stint on Tyneside, turns 47 today....
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) FA Cup Third-Round Replay: Bradford v Millwall, Ipswich v Southampton (7.55pm), Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley (8pm) Vanarama North: Bradford P A v Gloucester FA Trophy second-round replay: Gateshead...
Students Developing Nicely; Team's on Right Lines in Tourney RUGBY LEAGUE
Byline: RUGBY LEAGUE TYNEMET College Rugby Development Centre played in their first rugby league tournament of the year. The North Tyneside team competed alongside Sunderland New College Durham at Norham High School. TyneMet players Leroy...
That's a Pregnant Pause; THE CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015 13 COLUMNIST Follow Us on Twitter @EveningChron A Multi-Tasking Mum's View on Life JENNY HICKEN
Byline: JENNY HICKEN LAST week we announced to friends and family (via the traditional medium of Facebook) that our little family of three will this year gain an extra person in the form of "the baby in mummy's tummy". It seemed only fitting...
There Is Plenty Life in the 'Old' Hogg Yet
FIVE THINGS MARK SMITH LEARNED FROM THE FALCONS THIS WEEK 1 ALLY HOGG HAS STILL GOT IT Scotland must have one heck of a backrow if they can go six years without picking Ally Hogg. Even with his 32nd birthday looming a week on Tuesday the No 8 showed...
This Can Be Yours for Just PS325k
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@ncjmedia A CASTLE steeped in history, featuring a watchtower and surrounded by medieval ruins, is up for sale in the rolling Northumberland hills. The Grade II-listed Blenkinsopp Castle, located off the A69...
This Could Happen Again and If It Does Then It Is on the Judge's Head and the Legal System
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A COUPLE whose girl of six was mauled by two pit bulls have labelled the sentence given to the owners an "absolute joke." Ellie May Hall was playing on her scooter yards...
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...
Tweets & Posts; Feedback
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... METRO PASSENGERS GOT MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR ON TUESDAY MORNING - A MUFFIN AND AN APOLOGY LETTER. THE MOVE FOLLOWED MAJOR DELAYS ACROSS THE NETWORK CAUSED BY A...
Understand Ambition - but Sissoko Needs to Be Respectful
Byline: Neil CAMERON Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko in action against Arsenal; the Frenchman has name dropped the Gunners as a club he would love to join at some point in the future Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko in action...
Under-Threat Quaylink Bus Route Is Saved
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk THE QUAYLINK bus service has been saved after Metro operator Nexus stepped in to take on its morning and evening journeys. It was feared the bus route that links Gateshead,...
We're Asking Readers to Share Their Top Tips for Losing Weight - and Here Are Some of Your Amazing Stories
TERESA Hall, age 62, of Shiremoor said: "I always thought that before and after photographs like mine are a set up but I can smile now because I know that after a lifetime of being too heavy I have finally won the battle over my weight problem. I was...
Windows Puts His Spin on Durham Cup Effort; JUNIOR CRICKET
JOHN WINDOWS was delighted with the performance of his starlets at the 2015 Gulf Cup - even if they did get into a bit of a spin! Coach Windows led a junior academy team from Durham County Cricket Club to the United Arab Emirates. The squad lost...
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