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 16, 2015

A Bit on the Side
Byline: JoJo writes OMG have you seen the weather this week? I was walking back from town the other day and got caught in a blizzard. Seriously, you couldn't see your own hand in front of your face. It was pretty scary stuff! I'm getting sick...
A Changing Landscape
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK has started to create 99 long awaited family homes in Gateshead and residents have been thanked for their patience. It has taken eight years for diggers to get on...
Anniversary Gets off to Winning Start; Dealer Talk
THIS year is going to be a big one for one of the North East's longest-established car dealers and 2015 is already off to a flyer. Wingrove Motor Company, which has multi-franchise dealerships on West Road in Newcastle and at the Silverlink in Wallsend,...
Anthony's Rev-Ed Up to Help Black Cats Claim More Wins
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk ANTHONY REVEILLERE is confident Sunderland can win more games if they recover their early-season "determination." The Black Cats began the season with just one defeat in their...
Castle Takes Centre Stage Once Again for TV Drama
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk DOING battle in the shadow of one of the North East's most famous attractions, this is the latest major TV series to be filmed in the region. Just five months after Downton Abbey, Alnwick...
Chris, Nick or Charlie, He Is Name for a Laugh; Falcons Wing Harris Hoping to Take Another Bold Step Forward in Career
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby SOME players struggle to make a name for themselves in the professional game - but Newcastle Falcons wing Chris Harris already has three! The 24-year-old scored two tries on his...
Chronicle X-Files Reviewed
the car to a stop and sat watching for a minute, before it seemed to fade out. I was amazed." In 1972, the Chronicle |carried a report about a massive silver-coloured flying saucer "as big as five or six jumbo jets" according to one witness, hovering...
Coach with No Say on Players? It Won't Work
Byline: Robert LEE The General's verdict RONALD KOEMAN was allowed to buy his own players in the summer. This is why, in part, he has been such a success at Southampton. The Dutchman walked in through the doors of that club just as the best...
Cold Snap Goes on as Icy Gusts Bring Wall to Ground
Byline: James Moore Reporter james.moore@trinitymirror.com SNOW will continue to fall across the North East as the January cold snap continues through the weekend. Strong gusts on Wednesday and Thursday brought disruption and storm damage, but...
Conor Is off to a Flyer as He Lands First Win
AMATEUR rider Conor Orr enjoyed his first taste of the winner's enclosure after steering Firebird Flyer to a comprehensive victory in the His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales Challenge Trophy at Ludlow. With a total prize fund of PS16,000 up for...
Deaths
ALMOND BETTY (Swalwell). Peacefully on 12th January, aged 86 years, Betty, the devoted wife of the late George William, much loved mam of Caroline and partner Ray, Margaret and the late Janice, a loving nana, great nana and great great nana, also a...
Dream Wedding Dresses Dazzle for Cancer Charity
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk BRIDES?TO?BE looking for the perfect wedding dress were encouraged to ditch the boutique for a charity shop where they were guaranteed to find a bargain. Lucky ladies dropping in...
Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost
Byline: Mike Torpey WHERE Brazil leads, the rest follow. That was always the case with football, until last summer's World Cup at least, yet hardly something you would expect in the automotive world. But as the British appetite for mini-MPVs...
Gloves off for Visit of Coulson; BOXING
GB boxing champion Amanda Coulson is set to pack a punch with youngsters at an upcoming boxing satellite club at Hetton School. Coulson will visit the satellite club on January 20, February 10 and March 10 (all 7.00) in her capacity as a Sport England...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
PELAW GRANGE 7.30 (435m): Highview Loch, Crooks Cyclone, Kid Carson (M), Folayno Abbi (M), Hazel's Taylor (M), Mill Kalahari (W). 7.50 (435m): Rumble Thunder, Spindles Never, Fernhill Mentor, Markmesick, Briar Lane Bell (M). 8.10 (435m): Boherash...
Hats off to These Giants of Roots; ALAN NICHOL Has the Latest News on the Roots Music Scene in the North East
JUSTIN Townes Earle is, quite literally, head and shoulders above the other visitors to the region this week. The Nashville-born artist, who has just celebrated his 33rd birthday, is a tad shy of two metres tall and rarely needs to look up to anyone!...
HUGE RANGE OF STOCK AVAILABLE!IT'S OUR City Centre Roadworks to Cause Delays
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com ROADWORKS have started in a Newcastle city centre street - threatening a month of disruption for motorists. Northumbrian Water workers began by constructing an access pit outside Madame Koos...
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Portfolio; Ian Donaldson
JAGUAR is spending a fairly large fortune on its future with a new medium-sized saloon due on sale later this year. First signs look promising (nobody outside the company has driven the XE yet) but until this rival for the BMW 3 Series hits the...
JOHN CARVER Has Dismissed Suggestions; Former Boss and Me Are a World A-Pard Claims Carver
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder JOHN CARVER has dismissed suggestions he is a clone of Alan Pardew when it comes to his footbal outlook. The Newcastle United caretaker boss insists he is prepared to take the game to...
Kia Carens 3 1.7 CRDI SatNav; Robin Roberts
SIZE matters when it comes to family cars, and Kia has the measure of that in the Carens. The size of the Carens is a major selling point in the MPV sector. It falls between rival five or seven-seat competitors without compromising in any way. ...
Koeman's Blueprint for Success Is a Template for Magpies to Consider
Byline: John GIBSON SINCE Ronald Koeman parked up on the south coast Southampton have become shining Saints. They were widely tipped to be relegation cannon fodder after their big names bailed out for pastures new in search of gold and silverware....
Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis; Maxine Ashford
IT seemed only fitting that as Land Rover prepared to wave goodbye to the popular Freelander range that a fully-loaded, specced-up model was introduced to take the final bow. The Freelander is being replaced by the new Discovery Sport but the Freelander...
Last-Minute Agony for the Bay; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
WHITLEY Bay travelled to Hudders-field to play Brighouse Town but suffered a 2-1 defeat in the North East Regional Women's League. After a goalless first half, Brighouse took the lead shortly before the hour. However, winger Ella Stevenson equalised...
Latest Releases
MARK RONSON, UPTOWN SPECIAL RARELY in modern times has a new single had such an impact on the UK as Uptown Funk!, this album's lead track. Featuring Bruno Mars on lead vocals, it dropped onto YouTube Y last November and became so enormously popular...
Line Up for Chance to Star in Hit Show; SIMON DUKE Has Details of Auditions for A Chorus Line Taking Place This Weekend
AN iconic Broadway and West End musical is hitting the Newcastle stage in a few months time - and this weekend you've got a chance to be treading the boards as one of its stars. Nice Swan Theatre Company - a North East platform for performing arts...
Lisbon the Latest Port of Call for North Rugby Lads; UNIVERSITY RUGBY
ALEX Westgarth will enjoy some welcome winter sun next week - but his trip to southern Europe will be no walk in the park. The Northumbria University forward is one of four North East-based players to bag a place in the England Students' squad to...
Mills Is Aiming to Turn Campaign on Its Heed; VANARAMA CONFERENCE
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@trinitymirror.com GARY MILLS says Gateshead must "turn our season around" and make a renewed push for promotion. The Tynesiders are 12th in Vanarama Premier, six points below the play-off positions...
Newcastle Are Doing Things Properly and Correctly ... They Are Taking Their Time to Get This Crucial Decision Right Doin Doing Thin Thin Things Correctly ... Y Y ... Their Time to Their Time to Decision Ri Decision Right Ht; Caretaker Coach Carver Would Love United Job, but Knows Harsh Lessons from the Past Must Be Learned
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder JOHN CARVER once handed Freddy Shepherd an envelope in the aftermath of Sir Bobby Robson's exit at Newcastle United. Its contents revealed where the club could potentially become unstuck...
Next 17 Days May Well Determine Where Mangerless United Will Go Next; THE CHRONICLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 like Us on Facebook Facebook.com/newcastlechronicle Lee Chronicle Chief Sports Writer Analyses Life in Black-and-White THE CHRONICLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 Follow Us on Twitter @EveningChron rYDEr
Byline: LEE RYDER THE TWITTERATI may well be happy to debate Newcastle United at all hours of the day. However, as far as another branch of United's huge fanbase is concerned, the jury is out until February 2 when the transfer window is bolted...
Offshore Wind Facility Plans Are Shelved by OGN
Byline: Tom Keighley Reporter tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk PLANS to build a multi-million pound offshore wind components factory that would have created hundreds of jobs on Tyneside have been put on ice amid uncertainties in the industry. Wallsend-based...
Orders Open for New City Car
Byline: Steve Hughes THE order book is opened today for Suzuki's new city car, the Celerio, which arrives here next month with prices from PS7,999 for the highly-equipped SZ3 model and PS8,999 for the SZ4. Suzuki is well-known as the small car...
Paper Chase for Local Gigs; County Durham Band INK & Paper Talk to SARAH JEFFERY about Their Music
CROSS?GENRE quintet Ink & Paper are hoping their unique sound will help them stand out on the local music scene. So much so they have taken inspiration from all corners of the musical spectrum to create a blend of acoustic pop, rock and folk...
Pardew: Hounded out of Newcastle; It's Your SHOUT
Byline: NEIL CAMERON answers your letters, emails and messages I ALWAYS enjoy reading Mick Quinn's column, but I must disagree with his comments about being sick of the criticism aimed at Newcastle fans. In my opinion, Alan Pardew was hounded...
Peugeot 308 SW E-THP 130 Feline
Byline: Mike Torpey THERE'S a proverb that suggests good things appear in small packages. And when it comes to car engines, all the major manufacturers are getting in on the downsizing act. Ford has enjoyed international honours in consecutive...
Plug-In Hybrid with GTI Dynamics
Byline: Steve Hughes THE new Volkswagen Golf GTE is available to order from today, costing PS28,035. Unlike Volkswagen's other electric vehicles such as the e-up! and e-Golf, which are sold by just 25 e-retailers, the GTE will be available from...
Public Notices
Department for Transport TOWN AND COUNTRY COUNTR PLANNING ACT 1990 THE SECRETAR SECRET Y ARY AR OF STAT ST E hereby gives notice of the proposal to make an Order under section 247 of the above Act to authorise the stopping up of a length of Eastcote...
Put Your Knowledge of United to the Test
WELCOME back to our weekly, just-forfun Newcastle United quiz where you can test your knowledge of all things black-and-white. We have 10 Toon questions and four possible answers. Some are easy, some are more challenging. The theme of this week's...
Readers Tell Police Chief Their Views on Proposal
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk CHRONICLE readers have been reacting to proposals to increase the amount they pay towards policing. We reported how today how Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)...
Released on Bail - Shop Raid Suspect
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A SUSPECT quizzed over robberies at three North Tyneside shops has been released on bail. The 43-year-old man was arrested on Monday by police probing raids at a tanning salon,...
School Is an Asset to City All Round; FEEDBACK
I WOULD be most grateful if you could publish my letter in support of Westerhope Primary School, which has demonstrated itself to be one of our most caring, consistent and top-performing primary schools over a substantial time. I feel very strongly...
Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo
Byline: Alistair Coull MENTION Monte Carlo and the image that comes to mind is of multi-million-dollar yachts bobbing gently in the marina, the casino, celebrities, expensive sports cars and Formula One. Skoda's link to the haven of the super-rich...
Slipknot Set to Renew Ties to UK Scene; on Stage, the Costumes and Furious Performances Mark Slipknot out as a Band to Be Scared of. Behind the Mask, Andy Welch Discovers Frontman Corey Taylor Is a Gentle Soul
WHEN Slipknot first came over to the UK, there was a genuine fear they were going to corrupt a generation of teenagers. The band, from Des Moines, Iowa, specialise in making the heaviest metal, and at the time of their self-titled debut in 1999,...
Standing Down a Perry Hard Decision Says Russ; CRICKET
TYNEMOUTH Cricket Club Chairman Russell Perry is to stand down at the club's forthcoming annual meeting. Perry has served nine years in the role and 18 years as Director of Cricket at the Dukes North East Premier League outfit. However, he has found...
Stung Countless Times by Jellyfish, but Charity Hero Completes Channel Swim
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com A SWIMMER has raised over PS6,000 for charity after completing a 26 mile swim across the English Channel. Tony Rutter, from Gosforth, achieved a life-long dream of swimming the...
Sun, Sea & ... Strictly; Strictly Come Dancing Fan LUCIE TOBIN Trips the Light Fantastic in the Caribbean
Byline: LUCIE TOBIN SEE, I just knew I'd be a good dancer. As I've often pointed out to my other half, I'm a music obsessive and I've never missed an episode of Strictly. So when the gorgeous Sandals resort asked me to experience their new Learn...
Swift Move for Better Value
Byline: Steve Hughes FOLLOWING a record year for Swift in the UK with sales of more than 11,000, Suzuki is now offering even better value for its compact supermini. It has with repositioned prices from PS8,999 for the SZ2 three-door model, offers...
The Captain's a Real Fungi; GAMES CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER (NINTENDO WII U)
Byline: Ross Wilkinson Games reviewer THE underdog mushroom hero Captain Toad and his sidekick Toadette will do absolutely anything for treasure. How else could you explain two intrepid explorers like these tackling near-insurmountable obstacles...
The Side Dates Back to Medieval Times
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TODAY'S "then and now" location is one of the most strikingly historic in Newcastle. The Side is not only one of the shortest street names in the region, but also one...
The Waiters to Play at Think Tank?
South Shields band The Waiters are set to open new gig at Think Tank? tomorrow. WeTalkTo Live, organised by Kieran Stewart Management and local music/ entertainment blog WeTalkTo, is showcasing six upcoming acts. After several successful gigs...
This Job Is 24/7 and There's No Escape from the Pressure, Carver Warns Candidates
Byline: Lee Ryder JOHN CARVER believes that applicants for the vacant Newcastle United post must cope with the 24/7 nature of the job if they accept one of the toughest challenges in football. Remi Garde has been a name in the frame, with the...
Three Teams Vying for Last 16 in Vase; VASE/ NORTHERN LEAGUE PREVIEW
Byline: Malcolm Pratt THE Ebac Northern League has enjoyed unrivalled success in the FA Carlsberg Vase during the last decade - and tomorrow three teams will attempt to take another step on the road to Wembley. Only one, though, will be in the...
Top-Form Larsson Is Looking to 'Push On'
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk SEB LARSSON believes he may be in the best form of his Sunderland career. Yet with room still for improvement, the Swede insists now is the time for both him and the Black Cats...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car THERE are temporary traffic lights and electricity work on the A193 Beresford Road near Collywell Bay Road in Seaton Sluice. The works are from outside St Paul's Church to the side of the social club. The A184 Askew Road westbound in Gateshead...
Try a Tipple with Mocktail Master
Byline: Simon Duke and Sarah Jeffery simon.duke@ncjmedia.co.uk THE weekend is nearly upon us again but unlike others who'll seek solace in a happy hour pint or glass of wine when the clock hits five tonight, with still two weeks left of Dry January...
TV Choice TV Choice TV Choice TV Choice
JAMIE AND JIMMY'S FRIDAY NIGHT FEAST Channel 4, 8pm Hugh Bonneville joins Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty to relive his Far Eastern travels, and treats the cafe diners to an authentic pad thai. Jamie makes the ultimate roast pork, while Jimmy builds...
Tweets & Posts; Feedback
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... extra nhs funding has been diverted away from the north east to primarily southern areas, new analysis has revealed. Neville Scott: "Perhaps they should reduce our taxes...
United against Terrorism
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE'S civic and religious leaders came together in a stand against terrorism worldwide. St Nicholas Cathedral hosted a service of remembrance a week on from the Paris atrocities which...
Westoe Room Stung by B in League's Derby Opener; DARTS
SOUTH Tyneside Super League champions Westoe Bar B began the defence of their title with an impressive 14-3 victory over neighbours Westoe Room. Bar B took a 4-1 lead into the singles rundown. Paul Johnson then put them 6-1 up with his win over...
Wicked for Wi-Fi GADGETS; There's an Ever Increasing Number of Devices Vying for Internet Connection; So Ensure It's Up to the Job, with These Wi-Fi Boosting Gadgets
TP-LINK RE200 WI-FI RANGE EXTENDER PS37.99 from argos.co.uk ALMOST any home can benefit from one of these devices; an unobtrusive unit that simply plugs into a standard wall socket and helps establish a stronger signal. A handy LED indicator on the...
YOUNGSTER'S YEAR GETS OFF TO GREAT START GETS OFF TO GREAT START AS HE MEETS HIS Toon Heroes[.]
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com SMILING Matthew Spoors meets his heroes after an agonising year where he learned to walk all over again. The schoolboy, who faces more surgery in the coming months, has proved...
You're Smarter for 10; Changes Made to Cadbury's Creme Eggs Have Outraged Chocolate Fans. MARION MCMULLEN Looks at Other Food Favourites to Have Undergone a Makeover Changes Made Have Outraged Chocolate Fans. N Food Favourites to Have Undergone
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN Why have Cadbury's Creme Eggs left chocolate lovers shell-shocked? They claim Cadbury's US owners are ruining Easter with a new "cheap chocolate imitation" Creme Egg. It comes after brand owner Mondelez changed the shell...
Your Wedding[.]
Do you have a wedding this year? We'd love to feature photos from couples, or their photographer, here and at chroniclelive.co.uk/weddings, where you can also send us details. Single pictures can be emailed to: yourpictures@ Chroniclelive.co.uk Nissan...
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