Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 22, 2015

A Gay Old Time; Sixteen Years after the Game-Changing Queer as Folk, Russell T Davies'sharp Study of a Middlle-Aged Homosexual Couple in the Midst of a Midlife Crisis Is a Comic Joy PICK OF THE DAY Cucumber (9Pm Channel 4)/ Banana (10Pm E4 )
WHY, you might well be wondering has Russell T Davies named the three parts of his new interlinked trilogy Cucumber, Banana and Tofu? I'm very glad you T asked. All is revealed in the opening sequence of Cucumber which finds its central character Henry...
Amble SAC Host Weekend Comp; SEA ANGLING
Byline: Sam Harris THE big Open Shore Competition this Sunday is the Penn Amble 35th Open, organised by Amble SAC. Fishing takes place from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Register at the Radcliffe Club, Amble from 7.30am. Boundaries are from the south side...
Ant & Dec Make It 14 in a Row at TV Awards
Byline: Simon Duke Entertainment Reporter simon.duke@ncjmedia IT was two out of two and 14 wins in a row for Ant & Dec when they took home the award for Best Entertainment Presenter at the National Television Awards last night. Half an hour...
Athletics Diary
| CLUBS travelling to |Pontefract for Saturday's Northern Cross-Country Championships should have been informed of an amended timetable. The under-17 women's championship opens the proceedings at 11.00 followed by junior women at 11.25; Under-13...
Blind Faith - True Grit
Byline: Tareq Haddad ec.news@trinitymirror.com PLUCKY Paul Matheson has become the first fully blind person in Britain to qualify as an assistant coach by the Football Association. Paul, from Walker, Newcastle, lost his sight as a result of optic...
Cab Hails Peter the Great and Vows to Learn from Him EXCLUSIVE; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder REMY CABELLA has revealed his gratitude to one of Newcastle United's true Entertainers in Peter Beardsley. The Frenchman admits he enjoys having Youtube sessions looking at Beardsley's...
Charles out and about over the Years
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk PRINCE Charles was in the North East yesterday, an area where he's always received the warmest of Geordie welcomes. The Chronicle has always been on hand to report his...
CHARNLEY: HOW CHARNLEY: HOW YOU REACTED YOU REACTED; Following Our EXCLUSIVE Interview with Newcastle's Managing Director, Here's What United Fans Thought Nited
Byline: Michael Brown FOOTBALL fan groups have said Lee Charnley's interview has done little to restore their faith in Newcastle. In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle Mr Charnley, managing director of Newcastle United, claimed there had...
Club Risks Licence with 'Fight Night'
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk AN unlicensed fight night put a long-established Labour club's future in jeopardy. A woman was pinned to the floor and had a glass smashed over her head in a brawl at...
Creating Dozens of Jobs Is Next Logical Move for Firm
Byline: Robert Gibson Business writer robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE software firm Scott Logic has announced plans to create 70 jobs in 2015 on the back of a hugely successful year for the company. In 2014, the business grew revenues by...
Deaths
ANDERSON JOAN (Whitley Bay). Suddenly but peacefully on 12th January, aged 82 years, Joan (nee Ashley), beloved wife of John, precious mam of Paul, David, Joanne and Cheryl and dearest mother-in-law, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunty. Home at...
Deaths
McMULLEN JOHN (Walker). Peacefully in hospital on January 13th, aged 91 years, John, dearest brother-in-law of Ethel and Tony, beloved cousin on Teresa and a dear uncle, great uncle and great great uncle of all the family. Service and interment at...
Dress to Impress
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk BRIDES-TO-BE counting the cost of their upcoming big day still have time to bag what could be the bargain on their year - a designer wedding dress at a charity shop price. When the...
Ex Marks the Spot of a Director's Birth; after Almost Two Decades of Success as a Writer, the Beach Author Alex Garland Makes His Directorial Debut with Ex Machina. He Talks to KEELEY BOLGER about Robot Paranoia, Harmony on Set and the Pros and Cons of Having Your Work Adapted for the Big Screen
HE'S the author of The Beach, and also penned the blockbusters 28 Days Later and Sunshine, and now Alex Garland is adding another string to his bow as the director (and writer) of new film Ex Machina. But if he's feeling the strain of wearing two...
Extra Special Strike Sinks the Mariners; GATESHEAD 3 G / RIMSBY TOWN 2
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD are through to the last 16 of the FAF Trophy, and a trip to Wrexham on Saturday, after a titanic secondround replay against Grimsby Town last ' | T night. The Tynesiders turned in a fine disturned in a fine dis T...
Gateshead's Advantex Boosts Senior Team
AN ambitious Gateshead firm, specialising in providing managed IT and communications services, is targeting growth in core private and public sector markets following a number of senior appointments. Advantex's push for growth in the education,...
Gus: We Have to Get Balance Right Even with Defoe
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON GUS Poyet insists Sunderland must learn to strike a balance after switching to a more adventurous shape now that Jermain Defoe has arrived. Sunderland have played with a cautious 4-5-1...
He's Brave, Defiant, Tough, but Still So Very Young, He's Brody, and He's Really Quite the Little Star
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com A LEUKAEMIA patient has received a bravery award, two years after being diagnosed. Brody Richardson collected his Little Star Award from Cancer Research UK after being singled out among child...
How the Lee Charnley Interview Was Viewed on Chroniclelive and Twitter
LEE Charnley sat down with Chronicle Live Newcastle United editor Mark Douglas this week, giving his first interview since he was made Magpies MD last April. Within the lengthy exclusive interview, Charnley discussed such matters as the search for...
In the Charts: The Pet Shop Boys
Byline: NOSTALGIA THIS week in 1986 saw the Pet Shop Boys hit the top of the singles charts with the classic West End Girls. Singer Neil Tennant, 60, hailed from these parts, of course. Born in North Shields, in 1954, Tennant spent his early...
JANUARY 22, 2015 like Us on Facebook Our Man in the Corridors of Power Reveals Secret They Want Kept Hidden THE SCRIBBLER
| THREE priests and a bread and |butter pudding... no, not the name of a dreadful new Sunday evening TV show fronted by Mary Berry, but a real life career high for Pat Glass, the MP for North West Durham. Scribbler has often wondered what a politician...
Johnstone at Double as Prud Seal Easi Win; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
PRUDHOE Town triumphed 3-1 at Easingwold Town in the North East Regional League. Jenny Wilkes set up Natasha Johnstone to give the Tynesiders a half-time lead. The same combination resulted in Prudhoe doubling their lead a minute into the second...
Majeyda Has Magic Touch
MAJEYDA found one too good on her first all-weather outing but she should be much the wiser as she tackles the Hartford End Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford City. The four-year-old has been highly tried in the past, finishing second in the...
Man Admits Attacking His Sister in Money Row
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk SHAMELESS Stephen Hindmarsh sticks two fingers up at the law as he appears in court for attacking his own sister. Himdmarsh set upon sister Lindsey after she intervened when he...
Man of Steele!
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com A SHOPPING centre manager is undertaking the challenge of a lifetime to help disabled North East youngsters - and you could join him. Phil Steele, who has run intu Eldon Square for the last...
McCormacks Planning Twin Assault on the World Series
Byline: Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron Boxing talk with JOHN GIBSON SECONDS OUT BIRTLEY twins Luke and Pat McCormack have been picked in the British Lionhearts squad on its return to AIBA's World Series of Boxing, the top flight of amateur boxing....
Newest GB Star Ready to Hogg the Limelight
GATESHEAD'S Anthony Hogg cannot quite get it into his head he is the North East's latest Great Britain international. After a superb all-round performance in the England and Wales Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, where he came out...
New Start Gives Thunder a Fighting Chance of Success
RUGBY league can be an infuriatingly parochial animal at the best of times, so the lack of fuss around Gateshead Thunder's name change came as a welcome surprise this week. Rebranded as 'Newcastle Thunder' having finally gone public on their intention...
No Overnight Closures, No Family Left without Support - but Still the Cuts Have to Be Made
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk FAMILIES face a postcode lottery as the council begins to finalise the future of Sure Start services in Newcastle. Classes like baby massage and certain types of child...
Oh Brother - Jeff's Aiming to Box Clever Just like Bradley!
Byline: Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron Boxing talk with JOHN GIBSON SECONDS OUT FIGHTING brothers have become a feature of North East pro boxing. First we had Jon-Lewis and Travis Dickinson, a big-hitting duo blasting their way to British...
ONES TO WATCH; with the African Cup of Nations in Full Swing, Craig Johns Tells Newcastle Fans Which
WAHBI KHAZRI Tunisia THE 23-yearold attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri Khazri plays his club football in French Ligue 1 for Bordeaux. Before joining his Tunisian team-mates he played 18 games in France's top flight, scoring five goals and assisting...
Park Not Ready to Concede Title Yet; REGIONAL PREVIEW
PERCY Park still have their sights set on the North One East title despite trailing leaders Sheffield by 13 points. Park can go some way to cementing second spot when they host thirdplaced Ilkley on Saturday, the teams currently level on points...
Patrick Parsons Appoints New Marketing and Business Development Administrator
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARY AR consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has appointed a new marketing and business development administrator at its Newcastle headquarters, following a period of sustained growth and expansion for the company. Patrick...
Police Unveil CCTV Shots of Cashback Crime Suspects
Byline: Katie Davies Chief reporter katie.davies@trinitymirror.com CCTV of a woman wearing a panda onesie could help police as they investigate a series of cashback thefts from shops. Northumbria Police want to speak to a woman in relation to...
Rafeeq Is a Happy Little Boy Who's Made Good Progress in Our School - to Send Him to Nigeria Would Be So Wrong
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com A RACE against the clock is on to prevent the deportation of a British-born lad to a country he has never known. Today the community, who have come to know and love five year-old...
Riverside Safety Attop of Agenda after Petition
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk A PETITION calling for a local authority to step up its safety measures along the River Wear will be acted upon, the leader of Durham County Council has said. Following...
So Many Tiny Lives Could Be So Many Tiny Lives Could Be Saved If They Accepted This Saved If They Accepted This
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk TRAGIC baby Tiarna Middleton's family are hoping for a change in medical rules after a transplant operation took place in London. Desperately ill newborn Tiarna captured the nation's heart...
Sunday League and Cup Fixtures
STANDARD SECURITY BLYTH AND WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE NFA Sunday Minor Cup - quarter-final: Dudley and Weetslade v Blyth South Beach CC. Alan Davison Cup - semi-final: Forest Hall CC v Broomhill North End Trap. Premier Division: Ashington Grand v Ashington...
Sunshine News
I'm delighted we have got over blue Monday and all that hype. Hopefully you are planning your holidays and year ahead. I can't believe I have flower shoots appearing in the garden, which can only mean spring is on its way. Our 2015 Go Bananas appeal...
Theatre Review Dreamboats & Miniskirts
Theatre Royal Newcastle until Saturday by SIMON DUKE First time round it was Dreamboats & Petticoats that were whipping audiences up into a Sixties frenzy and this time it was the turn of mini skirts to enter the equation as the nostalgia-driven...
Theatre Review One Man Two Guvnors
Sunderland Empire until Saturday by GORDON BARR IT'S always tricky for the audience to adjust when a famous face once played the lead role in a play that's taken the West End and Broadway by storm. Gavin and Stacey's James Corden's run as Francis...
The Park Are Taylor Made for Cup Final! N/EAST SUNDAY LG
KENTON Park have made it a double cup final appearance this season. Having already qualified for the Harry Oxley final, the Newcastle side now meets High Howdon Social in the Charlie Taylor Cup decider after a 4-2 extra-time win over Fairholm Social,...
Thief in Chip Fat Horror Is Still at It
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A SERIAL burglar who was once attacked with boiling chip fat by a terrorist in prison is back behind bars after raiding a family home. Convicted robber Malcolm Cruddas was attacked...
This Is Your Starter for Den
IT might be raining, blowing a gale or even snowing outside, but that's no reason to stay indoors. Building dens in the woods is fantastic fun, says the Woodland Trust. You don't need any special equipment, just fallen branches and twigs to use...
This Week's Dvds
WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY ?12?. ..... GORDIE McLeod (Billy Connolly) is poised to celebrate his 75th birthday in the Scottish Highlands. His self-obsessed son Gavin (Ben Miller) is hosting a lavish party to impress the neighbours and hopefully secure...
Tips to Land Good Career Move
FINDING the right job in the current climate can prove daunting. The Chronicle's job section, however, can help point you in the right direction. Whether you fancy a career in the oil industry or catering, you'll find a vast array of vacancies...
TOON FACE A HUGE BILL IF TRIO GO; Carver and Co's Compensation Costly Magpies Facing a Huge Bill
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk Newcastle to cough up one of the biggest compensation deals ever paid NEWCASTLE United could have to cough up one of the biggest compensation deals ever paid out to a managerial backroom...
Torn in the USA; Period Piece Tells of Couple's Moral Dilemma as They Struggle to Keep American Dream Alive in 80s NYC
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (15) .....AMERICAN cinema has hit a real purple patch recently with so many distinctive, must-see movies and outstanding performances galore on release. A Most Violent Year continues the trend. Here, the action is set against...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car By Rail By Metro By Bus Car - There is one lane closed due to telecoms work on A167 near Ponteland Road in Newcastle. Work has started until the end of September on narrowing the central reservation on the westbound lane of the A167 Central...
Two Years on - and We Are Still Left in the Dark
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk TYNESIDE families are still in the dark more than two years since Newcastle City Council first announced it would have to scale back its Sure Start offer, opposition leader...
Victim Has 'No Memory' of Machete Attack in Bed
Byline: Name Title email@ncjmedia A BOYFRIEND allegedly attacked with a machete by his new partner's ex has told how he has no memory of the incident. Christopher Spinks was lying in Holly Dobson's bed on their first night together when Gary...
Vikings Hand out Double Defeat; Tynesiders Are Too Strong on Court for Student Rivals HANDBALL
NEWCASTLE Vikings' men and women came away from their England North Development League matches against Leeds University with impressive 27-20 and 26-5 victories respectively. Playing at Leeds Futsal Arena, Simon Heintz's 13 goals for the men and...
Welcome. Extra Easy Is Better Than Ever!
to the new Extra Easy Slim for Life plan. This January Slimming World has made Food Optimising easier than ever with a streamlined Extra Easy plan and a NEW way to power up your weight loss. Dr Jacquie Lavin, Slimming World's head of nutrition...
Wind and Ice Making It Tough at Fisheries
THE grip of winter has severely disrupted stillwater trout fishing, with some fisheries frozen over for parts of the week. Despite the freezing conditions anglers also had to put up with stormy winds that almost made fly fishing impossible. Anglers...
Woman Power
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk NINE thousand fewer folk in the North East are out of work - and it's all down to a drop in the number of unemployed women. The unemployment rate for the September to November is at 8.5% -...
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