Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 29, 2015

Action Plan to Stop More River Deaths
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk A NINE point action plan has been launched in a bid to prevent further deaths in the Wear in Durham. Durham County Council, Durham University, Durham Cathedral and Durham police all...
A Gallows 'Confession' ...but Was Evelyn in Fact Even Murdered?
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk BURNED beyond recognition, Evelyn Foster gasped: 'I have been murdered' before breathing her last breath. The 27-year-old seemed to know her fate as she lay dying in 1931, but...
Beautiful.But Potentially Deadly
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@trinitymirror.com SNOW and strong winds hit parts of the North East as the cold snap tightened its grip. Areas to the west of the region and on higher ground experienced the worst of the blizzards and...
Bell Toils in North East Glory Mission
Byline: INSIDE TRACK Athletics news with Bill McGuirk IT IS no surprise Morpeth Harriers supply the bulk of the athletes for the North East Counties senior men's team for the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships at Cofton Park in Birmingham...
Broker to Study While He Works
HENDERSON Insurance Brokers is continuing to support staff through their studies, with a new addition at its Newcastle office benefiting from the practice. Chris Millen, 23, who has joined Henderson's as a commercial broker, will be supported through...
Calls for Crossing outside School
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com MUMS and dads have launched a campaign calling for a zebra crossing on a busy road near a primary school. They say drivers don't stick to the 20mph limit on Percy Park Road in Tynemouth,...
Can't at the Canteen! Our Man in the Corridors of Power Reveals Secret They Want Kept Hidden THE SCRIBBLER
IN a meeting high with tension, officer outbursts and general discomfort for many in the room, it was in fact the closure of Newcastle City Council's staff canteen that one councillor just couldn't let pass until its sad demise was properly recorded...
Cinema Listings
CUSTOMS HOUSE, SOUTH SHIELDS Mill Dam (0191 454 1234) Mr Turner (12A): Mon-Wed 1.30pm Penguins Of Madagascar (U): Sat/Sun 1pm, 3.30pm Taken 3 (12A): Fri-Sun/Wed 7pm, Mon/Tue 7.30pm, Thu 1.30pm Taken 3 (Subtitled) (12A): Thu 7pm EMPIRE NEWCASTLE UPON...
Commercial Property Expert to Lead North East Team
LATERAL Property Group has appointed the property specialist responsible for delivering the largest Marks & Spencer store outside of London to head up its operations in the North East. Chris Newsome, who has more than 25 years' experience in...
Creepy Crawlies That Can Keep the Kids Squeaky Clean
BATH time is supposed to be fun so the young members - and some of the trick-playing older ones - will love the idea of making these fun bath bombs. Hide some plastic spiders or flies inside them - and prepare to listen to the screams when the bombs...
Deaths
ADAMS ISABEL (Low Fell). In Manor House, Whickham on 25th January 2015, Isabel, beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Paul and Winston the dog. Family and friends please meet for Funeral Service at St. Andrew's Church, Lamesley on Thursday...
Deaths
WILLIS JEAN (North Shields). peacefully in hospital on 18th January 2015, aged 70 years, Jean (formerly Giles), beloved wife of Cyril, much loved mam, nanna and great nanna to all of h| family. Jean will be greatly missed by all h| family and friends....
Deaths
HEARD EILEEN (North Shields). Peacefully in Coble House Nursing Home, Cullercoats, on 12th January 2015, aged 93 years, Eileen (nee Rowland), beloved wife of the late William, much loved mam, gran and great gran to all of her family. Eileen will be...
Destroyer Is Primed for Gulf Action
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk A TEAM of marines has arrived in the Middle East on a Tyneside-adopted warship to continue the Royal Navy's fight against terrorism and piracy. HMS Dauntless, which is Portsmouth-based but...
Draw Leaves United Girls in Spot of Relegation Trouble; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
NEWCASTLE United Women are in the midst of a relegation battle for the second year running. They conceded a late penalty to FA Women's Premier League North basement dwellers Wolverhampton Wanderers at Coach Lane - the visitors stealing a point in...
Evacuation as Bomb Disposal Squad Called
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk SHOCKED residents have told how they were evacuated from their homes af-ated after a bomb disposal squad was called to examine suspicious items. Police were called to a property...
Fresh Bid to Bring Freed Man Home
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk A LAST-ditch bid to bring freed pirate-hunter Nick Dunn back home has been filed in India. Charges filed against the former paratrooper were quashed in a hearing in India seven months...
Funding a Ski Trip Needn't Be an Uphill Struggle for Us
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com CHILDREN with special needs are raising money so they can go on their first school ski trip. The youngsters, many with severe physical or learning disabilities, are saving up...
Future's All Too Easy for United Fans to Predict; Events Panning out as Expected
Byline: Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron Nobby SOLANO AS FAR as predictions go with Newcastle United, I think most fans got it right about January. Of course with a few days left in the transfer window to play out there is still the chance...
Games Firm Sells Titles to US Group
Byline: Robert Gibson Business reporter email@trinitymirror.com A TYNESIDE games development company has cashed in on a NASCAR game franchise to a US company in a multi-million-pound deal. Since 2010, Gateshead firm Eutechnyx has enjoyed huge...
Hall Fall into the Trap and Miss out on Final; STANDARD SECURITY BLYTH /WANSBECK SUN LG
LEAGUE newcomers Broomhill North East Trap defeated Forest Hall CC 2-0 to reach the final of the Alan Davison Cup. Scoring for the Trap were Kevin Bell and Reece Wright. In the Premier Division, North Shields Wooden Doll entertained Blyth Comrades...
HeavenonEarth; Special Feature
Do you long to feel the buzz of a city, followed by soft, white powdery sand beneath your feet? Do you adore urban excitement, with a splash of paradise thrown in? Imagine if you won EuroMillions this Friday, that could be the luxury first-class trip...
Hidden Streets Our Ancestors Lived In
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk THIS is Gateshead in the early 20th century. Warrens of long-forgotten grim streets, lined with five-storey slum tenements where sanitation was at a premium and overcrowding...
How Typically English of Us to Manufacture a Crisis; UNION TRY TIME Rugby Talk with MARK SMITH
Byline: MARK SMITH IF I were Stuart Lancaster I wouldn't be walking under any ladders right now. The England head coach is enduring an horrendous run of luck with star names being felled on what feels like a daily basis, and the affable Cumbrian...
If I Was after a New Job, I'd Apply Here
Byline: Michael Marsh and Eleanor Steafel Reporters ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk A THRILLED Duchess of Cornwall reveald she'd happily work at Seven Stories during a visit to Tyneside. Camilla visited Newcastle's Maggie's cancer centre, the city's Seven...
Is This a New Low, as a Thug Targets Alan, 67, Who Weighs Just Six Stone and Stands at 4ft 6ins? Is This a New Low, as a Thug Targets Alan, 67, Who Weighs Just Six Stone and Stands at 4ft 6ins?
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk SHORTER than five foot and weighing less than six stone, disabled Alan Barnes was an easy target for the cowardly thief who attacked him. A manhunt is today on for the thug who...
Lag Is Freed by Mistake - and Has to Hand Himself Back In
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk A PRISONER was freed just days into a threemonth sentence in an incredible bungle. Repeat offender Hugh Lawson Gallon was released by mistake by officers at HMP Durham where he'd been...
Newcastle and Tynedale; COURTS IN BRIEF A Selection of Offences from the Magistrates' Courts
Peter Booth, 54, of Charles Street, Hazlerigg: Pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on Barrass Bridge on December 2. Fined PS35 and ordered to pay PS35 costs and a PS20 victim surcharge. Kayleigh Carr, 28, of Byker Crescent, Byker: Pleaded...
North's Winter Beauty
CAPTURED on camera, these are the stunning snowy scenes at one of the North East's most beautiful rural wildernesses. Taken from 3,000ft above the Cheviot Hills, in Northumberland, the images look more like the peaks of mountains in Antarctica....
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Byline: Lee Ryder NEWCASTLE UNITED caretaker manager John Carver has insisted he won't let the season fizzle out at St James' Park. And he has been backed by one of the emerging voices in the Toon dressing room, Daryl Janmaat, who insisted that...
Plan 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...
Propose in a Headline on Our Website!
VALENTINE'S Day is coming up and we are offering you the chance to be the first to propose on our website! If you would like your proposal to be unique then get in touch ... it has never been done before. We have looked through our archives for...
Recognise Any? Give the Cops a Quick Call
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk DO you know these? If so, police need your help. More CCTV images have today been released of people who may be able to help officers solve crimes in South Tyneside. The images relate...
Role with Punches Fits the Bill; FILM INTERVIEW Colin Firth Plays a Distinguished Gent in His New Movie - but This One Also Happens to Be a Kick-Ass Spy. He Tells Susan Griffin Why It Was Time to Do the Unexpected
HEN Colin Firth was injured during production WWjured W on his latest movie, it wasn't a medic that was called over, it was a photographer. "Every time I got a bruise or a broken tooth, rather E than get the nurse in, it was, 'Get the cameras in, so...
Season Ticket Freeze - but Some Fans to Be Frozen Out
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE United have frozen the price of all season tickets for next season and cut the price for some younger fans by PS50. But non-season ticket holders may find themselves out of luck...
Secure Choice as Regional Sales Chief
SECURE Trust Bank Commercial Finance is continuing to expand its team in the North with the appointment of Lee Humble as regional sales director. Lee is a qualified chartered accountant and joins from Santander Corporate Bank, where he was director...
Spring in the Step of Social as Johnno's Spot on; NORTH EAST SUNDAY LEAGUE
CONNOR Johnson was the hero for B Division side Springbank Social. His last-minute penalty earned them a 3-2 victory and a place in the Bob Younger Cup final at the expense of Premier Division outfit Greenside. Blakelaw Social are the new leaders...
Spring Is in the Air; It Might Seem like We Are Still in the Grip of Winter - but Spring IS on the Way
THERE are all sorts of signs to show that the seasons are changing if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer; as snowdrops, hazel catkins and even ladybirds and butterflies have been recorded across the UK on the Woodland Trust's Nature's Calendar...
Stranded Daredevil Says Thank You as Pals Come to His Rescue in South America
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk A DAREDEVIL adventurer has thanked Tyneside fundraisers who have come to his aid after he was stranded in Chile when his passport was stolen. Twenty-seven-year-old Jonny Lish, from Washington,...
Strike It Rich
RICH AGAIN is on quite a roll at present and can extend his unbeaten run to four in the Daily Price Boosts At Unibet Handicap at Wolverhampton. James Bethell's charge has thrived on the Tapeta surface at Wolverhampton, rising 11lb in the ratings...
Sunday League and Cup Fixtures
CM FLOORING CONSETT AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE Division One: South Moor Sp v Ex-Cricketers Jnrs; Top Club v Blackhall Mill; Oxhill v B/Field Hobson; Langley PS v East Stanley WMC. Division Two: Scotch Arms v Shotley Cricketers; The Barn v Lanchester...
Sunshine News
HI there, I can't believe it's February on Sunday, where did January go! A huge congratulations to Ant & Dec on winning two awards at the National Television Awards last week. It's so nice to see our fabulous patrons being honoured for the 14th...
Suspicious Blaze at Vets' Practice Probed by Police
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com SUSPECTED arsonists are feared to have struck at a veterinary practice. A blaze ripped through Eden Hill Veterinary Surgery in West Pelton, near Stanley, Co Durham. It damaged...
Theatre Review
Byline: Gordon Barr The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Theatre Royal Newcastle until Feb 7 It's hard to see how any review could possibly do this incredible piece of work full justice. In nearly 25 years of being a theatre critic,...
These Hate Attackers Won't Dictate Our Lives
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk | Oskar Avery says the |Jewish community have been left shaken up RACE hate thugs behind the shameful street attack on a Rabbi will not be allowed to win, a member of Tyneside's...
The Stars Set to Knock Us All for 6
Byline: Simon Duke Reporter simon.duke@ncjmedia.co.uk DJ Lauren Laverne put Tyneside in a spin when she announced the BBC 6 Music festival would be heading to Newcastle next month. An eclectic mix of big names from the music industry will descend...
This Is Big and It Is Very Clever
BIG HERO 6 (PG) ..... MARVAR EL meets Disney in this action-packed, crowd-pleasing, crime-fighting comedy animation. The Oscar-nominated story of a lonely boy who teems up with a robot to take on a madman, Big Hero 6 is a brightlycoloured, winning...
This Week's Dvds
GONE GIRL (18) ..... ON the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) calls detectives to his home. There are signs of a struggle and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing. Nick's sister Margo, who has never liked Amy,...
Top Rod Rebecca Sees off the Adults; SEA ANGLING
Byline: Sam Harris THE Penn Amble Open, organised by the Amble SAC and held on Sunday, had an excellent entry of 515 rods, of which 126 weighed in. With flat, calm sea conditions, most anglers headed for the beaches to try their luck for flounders....
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car There is a lane closed 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 Motorway on the approach to Cowgate Roundabout. The outside...
Trio to Boost Engineering Company
NORTH East civil engineering company Owen Pugh Group has made three strategic appointments to bolster its operations. The company, which covers the full scope of civil engineering services from demolition to hard landscaping and the construction...
True Team Effort Helps Morpeth Regain Long-Lost Crown
AFTER a wait of 17 years, Morpeth Harriers finally managed to get their hands on the North of England senior men's cross-country trophy again. After a few near-misses since their last success in 1988 the Northumbrians, even without arguably their...
Tweets & Posts; Feedback
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... more than PS6m is being handed to seaside towns in the north east in an effort to boost coastal regeneration and create jobs. the coastal communities fund cash is set...
Violent Thief Attacked Girl of Eight in Street
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A GIRL of eight was attacked by a robber as she walked home from the swimming baths with her mum. Ricky Lee pounced on the girl's mum, grabbing at her handbag and spilling her purse...
Ward in Call for Blaydon to Learn; RUGBY UNION
MICKY Ward has admitted to growing frustration that his Blaydon side keep on making the same mistakes. Last weekend's 20-15 loss at Rosslyn Park was their fourth on the bounce as they sank to sixth-bottom in the National One standings - Loughborough...
Weather Holds Key to Start of Salmon Season
SALMON fishing is scheduled to open on our local rivers on Sunday, but fishing prospects are in the hands of the weather. The Tyne has been running high for weeks and was at just under 3ft on Tuesday. The persistent high waters may well have...
We Need Fans to Get Behind Us, Says Costel; FOOTBALL
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon wants the fans to get behind the team on Saturday COSTEL Pantilimon says struggling Sunderland need the backing of their fans more than ever as they prepare...
WHERE DO WE STAND? LEE RYDER on How Fans Welcome Price Freeze - but Want More Certainty over Football Matters
NewcasT| UNITED tell us they are a club investing in the future. But given that United sanctioned plans to freeze season ticket prices next season it was perhaps a sign from the board room that there is some concern that not everybody buys into...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them
14 on various lures. Stuart Younger from Blyth had 10 trout to Buzzers. Youngsters Max Fawcus, aged 10, and Brandon Tang, 12, from Seahouses both did well using Bunny Leeches with trout to 4lb. KNITSLEY MILL 07960 774417 / DH8 9EL The lakes are...
Why Ashley Can't Afford to Take His Eye off United Ball Why Ashley Can't Afford to Take His Eye off United Ball; Rangers Could Become Distraction from Magpies Mission
Byline: NEIL CAMERON I WAS no more than 100 metres away from Glasgow's Hampden Park at the exact time when Mike Ashley was expected to walk through the stadium's front doors. Well I say expected. Nobody thought he was actually going to turn up...
Your Memories: Eldon Garden
WE recently recalled the 25th anniversary of the opening of Newcastle's Eldon Garden shopping mall. It was constructed, of course, on the site of the Edwardian-built Handyside's Arcade. The story sparked much reaction on the Chronicle's Facebook...
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