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 21, 2015

Agents, Fees & Transfers, the Shadowy World of Footy Finance
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk EX-SUNDERLAND star Gavin McCann has been summonsed to answer allegations of perjury and fraud at Newcastle Magistrates' Court. The 37-year old, who made 116 league apearances for the Black...
A Week after He Went Missing, the Search for Euan Is Scaled Back as His Mum Thanks Helpers
Byline: James Moore Content Editor james.moore@ncjmedia MISSING student Euan Coulthard's mum has said she has been 'overwhelmed' by the response of his disappearance. Euan has now been missing for a week and was last seen leaving the Love Shack...
A White Good Night Is in Store; SNOOKER
SIX-TIME World Championship finalist Jimmy White makes a welcome return to the North East on Wednesday, February 25. The "Whirlwind" will visit Dudley Snooker Centre to take part in an eight-10 frame challenge matches in aid of Macmillan Cancer...
Broom Swept Away by the Bay; HOCKEY
WHITLEY Bay and Tynemouth HC's third team claimed a 3-1 victory over Sunderland Broom Firsts at the Parks in North Shields. After disappointing results in previous matches, Bay found themselves going into the new year bottom of the league. The...
Buchanan Is a Wise Head amid the Rising Stars
ANDY Buchanan is hoping to show there's plenty life left in his career as he prepares for his first outing since signing with Fighting Chance, writes CRAIG JOHNS. At 34, the Newcastle boxer knows his years in the game are limited but he is hoping...
CHARNLEY; We've Had 80 Applicants for Head Coach Job - but It Will Not Be an Old-Style Manager
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE United have had 80 applications for the re-shaped head coach role - and are hopeful of mak-making decisive progress by the end of the week. In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle, Lee Charnley has revealed...
Church Thief Faces Prison
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk Wilcox has been warned he may be jailed after he admitted stealing thousands of pounds from MEAN thief Mark Conway-Wilcox has been warned he may be jailed after he admitted stealing thousands...
Closet Confidential; Jillian Michaels Is America's Leading Health and Wellness Personality and Was the Fitness Trainer on TV's the Biggest Loser USA. as She Tours Britain with Her Motivational Show Maximize Your Life, Jillian Reveals Her Love of Vintage Clothes to MARION MCMULLEN
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN Who's your style icon? GWEN STEFANI. I love how funky and fun her wardrobe is. What item of clothing do you spend the most on? VINTAGE T-shirts. shirts.T I'msure you weren't expecting that, but I love old concert T-shirts...
Crackdown on the School Run
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com SCHOOL run mums and dads face a crackdown over parking which is putting young lives at risk. Concerns have been growing in recent months over the inconsiderate driving and parking...
Deaths
BALL FLORENCE (Rowlands Gill). Peacefully on 15th January 2015, aged 93 Years, Florence (Florrie, nee Beattie), beloved wife of the late Jimmy, devoted Mam of Doreen, Sylvia and Harby, dear mother-inlaw of John and Eddy, also a loving grandma and great...
Defoe Looks to Emulate Black Cats' Goal Heroes
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON NEW boy Jermain Defoe wants to carve his name alongside those of Kevin Phillips and Darren Bent in the list of Sunderland's past Premier League goalscoring greats. Kevin Phillips' 30-goal...
Dog Lovers Do Molly Proud
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE than PS4,000 has been pledged in aid of a dog abandoned by its owners and left for dead. Molly the dog was found with a broken leg after being hit by a van in Stanley, County Durham,...
Enter, If You like Your Music Served Rare Music Served Rare; MICK BURGESS Reviews Slipknot, Korn and King 810 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle
JANUARY is usually a quiet month on the touring front yet with Queen and Adam Lambert last week and former Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan landing in town later in the week it's already shaping up to be an uncharacteristically busy time. Nothing...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
NEWCASTLE (BAGS) 11.11 (480m): Drumena Mean It, Marsh Mallow, Crooks Odyssey, Crooks Saffron, Farkland Frosty, Romeo Campaign. 11.28 (480m H/c): Renager (10), Kilara Yin (8), Shaneboy Adele (W) (6), Piercestown Jet (4), Handlethescandal (1), Colliery...
Heed for Trophy Success - Mills
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk GARY MILLS has challenged Gateshead to overcome the on-off frustrations surrounding their FA Trophy second round replay against Grimsby Town and take another step along the road...
Here to Help You Cope with Cancer; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
CANCER affects one person in three in the UK and staff at Boots see the impact of this on their customers and communities. When you're diagnosed with cancer, having the right information can help you keep positive and in control. That's why Boots...
Hole in the Wall Strike
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime reporter sophie.doughty@trinitymirror.com BANDITS who smashed their way into an antique shop to snatch PS20,000 of valuables are believed to have been stealing to order. Rare items including a Victorian coffee pot...
I Knew He Was a Total Nutter
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A MUM has revealed how she begged her ex not to kill her new boyfriend as he allegedly tried to "slaughter" him with a machete in her bed. Holly Dobson told a court she knew Gary Johnson...
I Refuse to Be KO'd
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER world champion boxer Glenn McCrory has told of his three months of misery after assault charges filed against him were dropped. The Sky Sports TV pundit was hauled before...
It's Our Way of Saying Thanks
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk NEW parents have praised a charity after complications at birth left their daughter with a brain injury. Lucy Thear and Mark Cairns, both 18, couldn't wait to welcome their first child...
January Not the Month for Toon to Do Business
LEE Charnley says Newcastle United are unlikely to do any business in the "difficult" January transfer window - and he can't see any of their stars leaving either. He hit back at claims from Gary Lineker the head coach role had not been filled because...
Japan& the Art of Cuisine; Food: Service: Ambience: The by Robert Gibson FOOD REVIEW
Here's the thing about Japanese food - you can cram your greedy chops with it and still feel good about yourself. It's so clean and invigorating. It's so elegantly simple, drawing the palette to an appreciation of nature's bounty in and off itself,...
JC Looks Short of What Is Needed ... a Shame, but Club Comes First
Byline: THE CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/newcastlechronicle Mick Quinn United's former No 9 is No 1 for hard-hitting opinion THE CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015 Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron QUInn...
Manager Who Would Want I'm Looking for - They Don't or Strategy; FOOTBALL Follow Us on Twitter @EveningChron Exclusive Interview with Our NUFC Editor Mark Douglas
Byline: Mark Douglas now but you will in the summer' it is someone who is prepared to say 'OK' and trusts us to do that. It is also someone who, for example, if we were to get an offer for a player which is at a value that we want to take is...
Max-Imum Effort Brings Medal Joy for Pearson at Sheffield Meet; JUNIOR ATHLETICS
Byline: Bill McGuirk Athletics writer bill_mcguirk@yahoo.com NORTH East Counties cross-country champion Max Pearson and Gateshead duo Adam Graham and Jason Nicholson led the region's medal charge at the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships at...
Newcastle Switch Is Just What Thunder Needed; Skipper Payne Feels the Future Is Looking Positive for Rugby League Outfit
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby GATESHEAD Thunder captain Jason Payne has lived through more than his fair share of down times but believes better things now lie ahead following the club's name change. Now known...
North Go Down with a Fight against Tykes; BADMINTON
HAVING beaten their opponents 9-6 in the home fixture, Northumberland travelled to Hull hopeful of a similar result to keep themselves ahead of the current bottom team in Division Four North of the Senior County Championship. It was not to be, however,...
Not Such a Sure Start for the Most Needy
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk FAMILIES are being hit as cuts force the closure of Sure Start services on Tyneside. Newcastle City Council will axe centres and roll out a series of socalled Family Hubs...
One Can with One's Nissan
Byline: Eleanor Steafel and Sonia Sharma Reporters CAR loving Prince Charles becomes the Prince of Wheels as he tests out a Nissan on a visit to the North East. His Royal Highness walked the noisy production line at Nissan in Washington, where...
Our Sport Is Paying the Penalty for Failing to Use Available Technology
COMMON sense in football isn't all that common. It never fails to amaze me when an obvious solution to a problem is completely ignored. We didn't have goal-line technology in 1966 so there will always be debate about a certain goal scored in...
Party City Crime Is at an All-Time Low
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk A BAR tax slapped on city centre drinking establishments has contributed to at least three businesses closing their doors, the chairman of Newcastle Pubwatch has said. ...
Play-Off Decider Sure Is One Very Close Affair; JUNIOR BASKETBALL
THE play-off final in the Eagles' Community Foundation Central Venue League's Under-18 League Division One was contested by regular -season champions Newcastle East Griffins and North Shields. Griffins were the favourites but were given a mighty...
Pulling in the Same Direction Will Help
Byline: Neil CAMERON Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron HOW much do you really know about the person you've sat beside for the past 20 years? I'm not talking about work here. If you spend so much time in close proximity to someone in that environment,...
Readers' Feedback: The First Metro Journeys
lived beside the station. My daughter, then aged 14, took my eight-yearold to Newcastle and back because I was at work. They came in with a commemorative glass ashtray which is still in its box. David Rogers: I was |eight years old in 1980 when...
Rockets' Initiative's Proving Child's Play; RUGBY LEAGUE
A NEW initiative to encourage more youngsters to take up rugby league in Northumberland has taken off in style. The idea was lanched in July as a joint venture between Cramlington Schools Sports Partnership, Cramlington Rockets Rugby League Club and...
Scoffing at People's Food Choices
Byline: COLUMNIST on Twitter @EveningChron A multi-tasking mum's view on life JENNY HICKEN A COUPLE of weeks ago national newspaper The Telegraph ran its regular 'My Day on a Plate' feature, in which they ask people from various walks of life what...
The Traditional English Full Control Is Not What ' Fit within Our Structure; Newcastle United's Managing Director Lee Charnley's NUFC Editor MARK DOUGLAS Talks to Newcastle United's Managing Director Lee Charnley on the Club's Head Coach Recruitment, and Their Plans for the Future
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS WHY IS IT TAKING TIME TO MAKE A DECISION? Some people will not believe this but the approach for Alan from Crystal Palace came as a surprise to us. We did not expect it. People have asked us whether - because of the way the...
Tom Celebrates Gould-En Day at Meadowfield! Durham Runner Is among the Class Acts in Schools' Championships JUNIOR ATHLETICS
Byline: Bill McGuirk Athletics wwriter bill_mcguirk@yahoo.com DESPITE bitterly cold weather and frozen conditions, the Durham Schools' Cross-Country Championships at Meadowfield produced hot and impressive performances. Tom Goulding (Durham Central)...
Top Tips for Weight Loss
|of three and lives with his wife-to-be. He said: "My father was very ill and needed akidney transplant. I offered to do it for him on my vist to hospital. They weighed me at 187kg and said before I even thought of doing this I needed to lose a lot...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car The A1 will be closed in both directions due to roadworks during the night between A184 (Dunston Interchange) and Chowdene Bank/Kingsway South (Coalhouse Roundabout) between 8pm and 6am until January 21. One lane closed due to telecoms work...
TV's Fred the Weatherman on Sex Claims
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk TV weatherman Fred Talbot used his "boundless energy" and "extrovert personality" to gain the affection of schoolboys he then sexually abused, including one on Tyneside, jurors heard. The...
Tweets & Posts; Feedback
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... metro is asking the public to vote on a choice of six colours, one of which will be used on 'feature walls' throughout central station. here's what our readers think....
Walking in Their Footsteps
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk WE return to the photographic wizardry of local photographer, Lee Stoneman We've featured his work before, and we have another great selection of "then and now" pictures...
Warriors Lose Battle to TN as Clash Goes West; MEN'S BASKETBALL
WESTGATE Sport Centre became the temporary home for Team Northumbria as they welcomed the Westminster Warriors to Tyneside. The hosts were unfazed by the change of venue as they bounced back from the previous weekend's agonising defeat to win their...
When Magpies Were the Kings of the Cups
IT seems fair to say the Mike Ashley-era Newcastle United is characterised by a profound disinterest in cup competitions. Meanwhile, if the 1950s were a time when we seemingly couldn't stop winning the things, the 1970s was a decade when we lost...
Who Will Be Our TV Turn Ons and Offs?
Byline: Simon Duke Reporter simon.duke@ncjmedia.co.uk WHO are going to be our TV turn ons in tonight's National Television Awards? Ant & Dec, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Geordie Shore, Benidorm, starring Tim Healy and Gogglebox, which features...
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