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 28, 2015

Academy Squad Hopes to Take a Real Tumble! GYMNASTICS
DEERNESS Gymnastics Academy hopes to make a flying start to 2015 as its young tumblers enter the Regional NDP (National Development Programme) Championships. The regional championships are being held in Hartlepool on Sunday. Nineteen tumblers...
Apathy Is the Danger Word for United as the Season Ticket Renewals Come Up
Byline: Lee RYDER IS THERE a danger of apathy setting in at St James' Park? After a weekend in which Newcastle United fans had to spectate during the fantastic FA Cup action, which saw Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the hat for round five, many...
Appointing Carver until Thesummer Confirmed Worst Fears
Byline: Like us on Facebook facebook.com/newcastlechronicle Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron Olivier BERNARD NOTHING that has happened at Newcastle United in the last week or so has been a great surprise. John Carver's appointment to the end...
Bantams Chairman Keen on Gus' Men
BRADFORD'S joint chairman Mark Lawn is hoping Sunderland beat Fulham in their FA Cup replay to set up a fifth-round tie at Valley Parade. Sunderland, famous giant-killers themselves when they beat Leeds in the 1973 final, were held by Sky Bet Championship...
Closet Confidential
Multi-million selling recording artist and Olivier award-winning actress Barbara Dickson reveals her style secrets to MARION MCMULLEN as she celebrates 40 years in the industry with a UK tour, starting next month What are you wearing now? A P IR of...
Coach Delighted with a Good Start to 2015! VOLLEYBALL
TEAM Northumbria enjoyed a typically impressive start to 2015 with both the men's and women's teams boasting 3-0 wins over Wessex at Sport Central. TN men faced a Wessex side just one place behind them in the Super 8 standings and coach David Goodchild...
Crews Rescue 930 People in Just One Year
Byline: Jamie Diffley Content Editor jamie.diffley@trinitymirror.com LIFEBOAT crews in Tynemouth rescued 64 people after being launched 65 times last year, figures out yesterday reveal. The volunteer crew members at Tynemouth were called out...
Deaths
ANDERSON RITA (St. John's Estate). Peacefully in the Freeman Hospital on 18th January 2015, aged 81 years, Rita, beloved wife of Jim, a loving sister of Jack, Peter, Eileen, Sheila and their families, sister-in-law of May, Margaret, Peter and John,...
Engineering a Future
Byline: JANUARY 28, 2015 COLUMNIST EveningChron A multi-tasking mum's view on life JENNY HICKEN THE region has secured another UK first in preparing young people for the world of work with the launch of Career College North East (CCNE). The initiative...
Flying out to Gaza to Share Skills
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com A MEDIC is flying out to the Middle East in a bid to pass on her life-saving skills to those caught up in the Palestine conflict. Paula Dimarco, a senior physiotherapist at the...
Forgotten Exploits of a WWII Hero
A NEW book recalls the wartime exploits of North East-born Pip Jarvis. His son Phil, who lives in Throckley, was contacted by an author writing a book about largely forgotten clandestine activities in Cornwall and Devon during the war. Laura...
Getting the Season Rolling; Toon Girls Relishing Skates Action as British League Begins ROLLER DERBY
NEWCASTLE'S girls are ready to roll as they get their skates on for British Roller Derby Championship action. The Newcastle Roller Girls kick off their campaign in the inaugural competition at Manchester Academy on Sunday. The Walker-based squad...
Girls Gallop to Racecourse Victory; Birtley's Fab Four Secure Title Glory in Pontefract JUNIOR ATHLETICS
Byline: Bill McGuirk Athletics writer bill_mcuirk@yahoo.com BIRTLEY athletes went one better than last year when they stormed to an impressive under-17 team victory at the Northern Cross-Country Championships at Pontefract Racecourse. Twelve...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
NEWCASTLE (BAGS) 11.11 (480m): Iona Patch, Swift Silverlily, Blackhouse Ghost, Colliery Girl, Stormy Jo Jo, Lip Bound (W). 11.28 (480m H/c): Swift Campese (7), Fabulous Vesper (7), Alnwick Shan (3), Crooks Porkchop (W) (2), Troopers Hero (scr),...
Heed Stand on Brink of a "Good" Spell, Says Mills; Gateshead Manager Is Confident of a Positive End to the Season for Side
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@trinitymirror.com GARY MILLS is confident Gateshead stand on the brink of a "good last three months of the season". The Tynesiders take on Wrexham at the International Stadium tonight, in an...
Holocaust Memorial Day, and the Hate-Filled Three Who Attacked a Rabbi Are Locked Up for Three Years
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A GANG who attacked a Rabbi on the streets of Tyneside as a protest about conflict in the Middle East are today behind bars. Four teenagers from the West End of Newcastle hatched a...
Italian Serving Up a Treat for Diners; FOOD NEWS
Byline: FOOD NEWS By Gordon Barr FOOD TWO top Italian eateries are staging their own version of Newcastle's Restaurant Week, bringing deals to diners in the suburbs. By Until February 8, Scalini's, at Great North Road, Gosforth and Osborne Road,...
Jones: We Can Make Poyet's New System Work; Formation Will Pay Dividends If Boss Gus Opts to Stick to Approach
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON BILLY Jones is convinced Sunderland's 3-5-2 system can work, if boss Gus Poyet decides to keep faith with the new formation. The Black Cats have spent much of the season playing 4-1-4-1,...
Livingthedream
Do you love sampling all things exotic? Do you dive straight in whether it's a new, never-before tasted food or a patch of deep blue ocean - all done, of course, in the utmost glamour? Imagine if you won EuroMillions this Friday, that could be the...
Local Leisure Charity Now Part of UK's Sector Leader
Byline: Coreena Ford Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk A CHARITY which has taken on the running of swimming pools and leisure centres in Newcastle is to become a subsidiary of a UK leader within its sector. North Country Leisure (NCL)...
McLean Could Make England Return for Sevens; RUGBY UNION
Byline: Craig Johns craig.johns@trinitymirror.com WOMEN'S rugby World Cup winning captain Katy McLean could make her first England appearance since lifting the trophy in August, after she was selected in the 14-woman preliminary squad for the rugby...
Millions of Reasons to Remember
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com HOLOCAUST Memorial Day was honoured across the North East on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration...
Most Stupid Thing I Most Stupid Thing I Have Seen in a While
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com LEAPING into what looks like a deep pool of water, Stephen Robinson is exposed as a fraudster. The father-of-three is seen launching himself intothe floodwater as he messes around with...
MPs Call for U-Turn on Cutbacks
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political editor jonathan.walker@ncjmedia.co.uk LABOUR MPs have urged Ed Miliband to abandon plans for further cuts and back a major programme of investment to create jobs. A statement was issued by 15 Labour MPs, including...
Mum of Student in 'Sex Lies' Extradition Hell Feels 'Powerless'
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk ITALIAN lawyers have taken on the case of a Tyneside student facing extradition over allegations of sex lies. tradition Serena Bowes, 21, maintains she was raped while on a college...
MURDER Most Pleasant
PICK OF THE DAY Midsomer Murders (8pm ITV) WHEN a woman is electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel, nobody in Midsomer is a bit surprised. This is the county where the main industry is bizarre murders - the more inventive the better. So much...
My Life's Been Ruined by a Total Coward
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk MURDER plot survivor Chris Spinks today branded the thug who tried to kill him a coward for the machete attack which ruined his life. The 27-year-old had just fallen in love with Holly...
North Stay Third despite Losing Court Battle with Notts; BADMINTON
NORTHUMBERLAND'S first team lost 8-7 to Notts Seconds in Division Three North of the Senior County Championships. However, they remain third in the division behind Lothian - who they entertain on March 1 - and Ulster. With Tom Appleyard absent...
Popular Centre-Back Who Made His Mark
HERE'S a question: Which footballer do you - or did you - resemble? For my sins, when I was at school, my classmates reckoned I looked like the Toon's centre-half at the time, Stuart Boam. Now Boam, with all due respect, was no David Ginola or Jamie...
Prison Staff Concerns 'Vindicated' by Report
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk LABOUR'S Ian Lavery has renewed calls to review the running of HMP Northumberland, following the publication of a damning report. Earlier this month the MP for Wansbeck, called for private...
Senseless 1919 Slaying Remains a Riddle Today
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk IT was a baffling murder that made no sense nearly 100 years ago, and still doesn't today. John Bianchi was shot as he walked through Walkergate in Newcastle, with his young...
Slessor Performance Is Full of Eastern Promise; SNOOKER
ELLIOT SLESSOR produced his best professional performance to date by reaching the last 16 of the Xuzhou Open in China. The tournament, event three on the Asian Tour, attracted a field of 128 players. Facing an unknown opponent in China's Lee...
Spots Are Knocked off the Leopards; BASKETBALL
TEAM Northumbria can cement their top-four place with a win at Hemel Royals on Saturday (7.00) after knocking spots off second-placed Essex Leopards at Sport Central. The title-chasing Leopards headed north in pursuit of top spot but Marc Steutel's...
Strictly the Best Job in World for Designer
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@ncjmedia.co.uk Karen Hauer and |Mark Wright and Iveta Lukosiute and Thom Evans Vicky Gill FOR three months every winter, Strictly Come Dancing takes over our living rooms, with the show becoming compulsive...
Strictly Waltzes into Toon Again
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk STRICTLY Come Dancing waltzes into Toon tonight for the first of two shows at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. At the start of the millennium, if anyone had said ballroom...
The Fighter, the Writer & KO Stories
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER boxing champ Glenn McCrory went head-to-head with Chronicle columnist John Gibson at a charity talk-in for stricken athlete Drew Graham. The Fighter and The Writer recounted...
Time to Take the Forceful Approach
FORCEFUL APPEAL should be in his element when he runs the gauntlet at Chelmsford City. Simon Dow's seven-yearold has gone just under a year without winning, but the decision to step back up to a mile could do it for him at the Essex circuit. ...
Toon Hope to Bring in Spanish Teenager; MAKING MOVES IN MARKET
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor Twitter: @msidouglas NEWCASTLE United's increasing influence in Spain looks set to continue with a move for Racing Santander forward David Concha, the Spain under-19 forward. United hope to broker...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car Work has started until the end of September on narrowing the central reservation on the westbound lane of the A167 Central Motorway on the approach to Cowgate Roundabout. The outside lane will be closed, but not during 7.30am-9.30am and 3.30pm...
Trattoria Still Has the Touch; FOOD REVIEW
Byline: FOOD REVIEW By Kathryn Beeson Uno's Trattoria 18 Sandhill, Newcastle Tel: 0191 261 5264 Web: unotrattoria.co.uk Opening times: noon to 11pm (Mon-Sat); noon to 10pm (Sun) Food: Service: Ambience: like the idea of a 'Trattoria'. It evokes...
TV Choice
WOLF HALL BBC2, 9pm Anne Boleyn summons Cromwell, anxious to know whether she has an ally in him, and he witnesses her venting her frustrations on her ladies-in-waiting. The king starts to take notice of Cromwell and comes to rely on the lawyer's advice,...
UNITED RELAXED OVER STAR; Sissoko Happy, but Eyes a Champions League Chance United Relaxed over Sissoko as Toon Star Eyes Champions League Chance
Byline: Mark Douglas NUFC Editor mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE United insist it would take an "exceptional" bid to take Moussa Sissoko from St James' Park - despite the player himself claiming he's pining for the Champions League. United...
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