Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 30, 2015

6,000 Reasons to Restore Your Faith
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk DISABLED attack victim Alan Barnes has been "overwhelmed" as help is flooding in after we told of his assault ordeal. We revealed on Wednesday how the 67-year-old was the victim...
Aarons Had to Earn the Right to Return; Aarons Had to Earn the Right
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk JOHN Carver has revealed how relegating Rolando Aarons back to the youth team last year helped push the player to Premier League prominence. The 18-year-old winger has not played...
Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir 170 Green Cloverleaf
Byline: Ian Johnson WITH its matte Magnesio Grey exterior finish and Green Cloverleaf badging, the latest Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde certainly looks ready for action. And its ability lives up to its racy looks with higher levels of performance,...
At Last, We're at the Top of the Table at Last, We're at the Top of the Table at Last, We're at the Top of the Table at Last, We're at the Top of the Table
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com SECONDARY SECONDAR Y schools in Newcastle have out-perNewcastle have out-performed the rest of the formed the rest of the country for the first time. country for the first...
Bailey Has Rex Appeal
ALAN BAILEY appears to be getting more of a handle on Vivat Rex now and he can strike gold at the fourth attempt in the Download The Coral App Handicap at Wolverhampton. The four-year-old hails from the family of Classic winners Generous and Imagine...
Best Bluetooth GADGETS
Bluetooth technology has grown into a robust and reliable platform we can't live without. Here are our top six devices using it MICROSOFT ARC TOUCH BLUETOOTH MOUSE - PS42.37 FROM DAD BS.COM COMBINING stylish design with the very best technology, this...
Business Groups Back Call for Expansion of Heathrow
Byline: Graeme Whitfield Business editor graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO of the region's main business organisations have backed calls for a third runway at Heathrow after a report claimed it would create more than 5,000 jobs in the North East....
Carver Can Take Inspiration from Roeder's Rise to United's Top Job
WHEN Glenn Roeder was appointed caretaker manager of Newcastle United back in 2006 the news hardly had the Toon Army singing and dancing in the Bigg Market. If anything there was a feeling of relief because the unpopular Graeme Souness had been...
CARVER'S AMBITION; I've Got an Opportunity Here That Millions of People Would Love to Have, Says United Boss United Coach Reveals His Ambition and Delivers His Manifesto to the Toon Army
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder John Carver has delivered his Newcastle United manifesto to the Geordie public after speaking for the first time since landing the role of head coach. The 50-year-old revealed how he was...
Chewton Glen Hampshire
THERE'S nothing like a mini spa break to offset the stress and excess of Christmas, and reset for the year ahead. In fact, in the plush tranquillity of a treatment room at Chewton Glen, as my skin soaks up the delicate pure rose damascena oil being...
Citroen C4 Cactus Flair PureTech 110
Byline: Val Jessop CITROEN'S C4 Cactus looks like an armoured car in miniature, but it is destined for less demanding environments than a military zone. This oddball small family hatchback, with its heavy macho cladding, looks every bit a rugged...
City Students Stick in to Beat Northumbria; UNIVERSITY HOCKEY
NORTHUMBRIA University's men's hockey firsts have it all to do ahead of their March 1 Stan Calvert Cup showdown with Newcastle University after the latter bagged a 2-0 BUCS success. Newcastle's second-half smash-and-grab raid punished Northumbria's...
Dealer Talk: Jennings Ford
A FEMALE force is steering new retail, commercial and aftersales business at Jennings Ford, part of the award-winning Jennings Motor Group. With nearly 50 years' combined experience in the motor industry behind them, it's no wonder the new female...
Deaths
ROBINSON JOYCE (Holywell). Suddenly at home on January 19th, aged 84 years, Joyce (nee McCormick). Cherished and sadly missed. A loving and loyal wife to the late Don Vincent Robinson, a loving and supportive mother to Gillian, Kevin and Linda, a loving...
Deaths
ANDERSON MARGARET (Wallsend). Peacefully in Hadrian House on 21st January, aged 98 years, Margaret (nee Collings), beloved wife of the late Les, much loved mam of Raymond, June and the late Leslie, also motherin-law of Penny and John, also a loving...
Dormy House Worcestershire
I'M no stranger to massage 'M but I'm gently stirred from my Revitalising Face Pure Massage at Dormy House spa, feeling like I've bee floating outside my own body. "How was it?" my therapist asks. "It felt more like an experience than a facial,"...
Driving to Infiniti and Beyond
Byline: Steve Hughes LUXURY brand Infiniti is making its current line-up more accessible ahead of production of a more mainstream range in the North East soon. Infiniti is the premium arm of Nissan, just as Lexus is to Toyota, and will start...
Drug-Smuggling Prison Visitor Now Behind Bars
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A DRUGS smuggler has been jailed A fter he was caught trying to sneak narcotics into a troubled North East prison. Mark Goodwill handed over contraband to a prisoner during a visit...
Ford's Frugal Fast Focus
Byline: Chris Russon FAST Fords have to be fun - and the latest to get the ST treatment is the new Focus which for the first time is coming with diesel power as well as a potent petrol engine. Dressed to look the part with sporty body kit, mesh...
Forecasters Warn There's More to Come, Folks
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk SNOW and freezing conditions which closed school and caused travel disruption is expected to last all weekend. Up to five inches of snow fell in parts of the region after the Met Office...
Grammy Winners Centre Stage Grammy Winners Centre Stage Grammy Winners Centre Stage; Alan Nichol Has the Latest ALAN NICHOL Has the Latest News on the Roots Music Scene in the Region Scene in the Region
THE all-star roots music travelling show that is Transatlantic Sessions rolls into Sage Gateshead on Monday for what is now an annual event. The stellar cast of instrumentalists and singers traces the common musical threads, stretching across the...
Greyhounds; Sport in Brief
SUNDERLAND 7.25 (450m): Witton Buble, Drumcrow Will, Rahyvira Hero, Toxney's Lark (M), Tornaroy Tiptop (M), Yearofthesnake (W). 7.39 (450m): Slaneyside Gooch, Mill Slice, Shaun's Ace, Azzurri Florence (M), Armchair Wilburn (M), Romeo Hi Rumble (M)....
Hazels Set to Release Second Single
Byline: Sarah Jeffery Indie-rock band Hazels are set to release their second single next month. In Control, is the follow up to their debut single, This Ain't A Game and was produced by John Martindale and recorded at Newcastle's Blank Studios....
Heavy Jets Land Chance to Take off; the Heavy Jets Talk to SARAH JEFFERY about Reaching the Finals of SoundWave
EWCASTLE rock band The Heavy Jets are hoping to gain industry recognition after reaching the final of SoundWave. NThe music competition is searching for the best new talent in Northern England and Scotland and aims to help acts gain more exposure...
He Drowned His Pet Dog, Cut It Up, Put It Down the Drain and Then Blamed 'Spirit World'
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com A CRUEL pet owner drowned his pet dog Molly and dismembered it - then blamed black magic for its death. Twisted Paul Carroll held the Bedlington Terrier underwater in his bath then...
Historic Spot for a New Luxury Bar
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk THE region's trendy young things will be flooding to a luxury Tyneside champagne bar when it opens in the next month or two. The Glass House will operate mainly as a select...
Horton's Day with Eagles Is Just Class; BASKETBALL
NEWCASTLE Eagles' duo Andy Thompson and Drew Lasker swapped the basketball court for the classroom. As part of the Eagles' Hoops4Health programme, they spoke to year five pupils at Blyth's Horton Grange Primary School. The players were accompanied...
Hung - after Poker Attack
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk CRIMINAL trials are a regular fixture on the pages of your Chronicle in 2015. But in 1829 there was one case that gripped Tyneside so much, thousands turned out to see the defendant...
Hyundai iX35 Premium Auto
Byline: Robin Roberts WHEN style and suitability meet, there are fewer successful combinations than the Hyundai iX35. It was one of the first of the modern cross-over models which combine the looks of one sector with the size and features of...
I Hope United Can Take Some Inspiration from Exciting Cup Clashes
WE football fans have been spoiled of late. There have been some magnifi-cent cup games over the past week or so. Football played the right way is always something to see. I especially loved the Liverpool-Chelsea Capital One Cup semi-final matches....
I'm Happy to Do the Running for My Side
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby SCRUM-HALF Andy Davies does not mind sweating buckets for Newcastle Falcons as the club's players adjust to their fast-paced playing style. The 23-year-old put the cherry on the...
I'm Throwing the Gauntlet Auntlet Auntlet Down to John Down to John Carver - Now Carver - Now Show Us All What You Can What You Can Do with an Excitin Exciting St Sty Style le le of Football
Byline: THE CHRONICLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/newcastlechronicle Mick THE CHRONICLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron QUinn THE Victor Meldrew hat has been put away at least for the moment....
Inquest under Way into Death of Student, 19
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com AN inquest has opened into the death of Durham University student Euan Coulthard, who was found dead in the River Wear. The 19-year-old went missing following a night out with...
It's Time to Turn a Corner - Poyet
GUS Poyet says Sunderland's game against Burnley must mark a turning point in the club's home form - and in the team's relationship with the fans. The Black Cats have won just one league game on home soil this term, which has unsurprisingly led...
Little History 'Twixt Tyne and Humber
NEWCASTLE United versus Hull City is not, to be honest, one of the classic fixtures for Toon fans. Games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Leeds and, of course, Sunderland have traditionally quickened the pulse, but there's not a huge amount...
Make No Mistake - Magpies Are on the Slide and Must Stop the Rot at Hull
Byline: John GIBSON IF UNITED don't want to be sucked into a worrying Premier League relegation fight to the death then they must go to Hull and be victorious. Harsh maybe, but they had better not cock a deaf 'un to the alarm bells that are sounding...
Middleton Quits as Boss of Colliers; EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE PREVIEW
Byline: Malcolm Pratt GARY Middleton has resigned as manager of Ashington after five years at Woodhorn Lane. He took the decision following the Colliers' defeat at Billingham Synthonia last week which left them seventh from bottom in the Ebac...
Mills Unlikely to Add to His In-Form Heed; VANARAMA CONFERENCE
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@trinitymirror.com GARY MILLS insists Gateshead's recent form has left him unlikely to further strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes on Monday. The Tynesiders have signed free...
My Battle Is Now Helping Others out of the Darkness
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk HOPE shines in Aimee Wilson's eyes as she defi-antly puts her troubled past behind her. During her darkest days suicidal Aimee had to be strapped to a life support machine to...
New Toon Boss Carver Is All Set for Business
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk JOHN CARVER made his intentions crystal clear in his first major Press conference since being appointed head coach. Carver was upbeat and spoke like a man who is ready to go in fighting....
No Need to Egg Me on Any More!
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk EGGS, eggs everywhere! And there's not a bread roll, bacon, sausage or any other element of a greasy, delicious breakfast bap in sight. They're in omelettes, smoothies, poached with asparagus...
One Hell of a Good Game; GAMES SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED/SAINTS ROW: GAT OUT OF HELL (PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE)
Byline: Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer XBOX ONE) FOR me, the Saints Row series has always been easily summed up in two words - daft fun. And the newly released Saints Row IV: Re-Elected/Gat out of Hell combo is perhaps the ultimate bundle of outlandish...
One Way to Cut Waiting Times
I AM writing regarding all the news about bed shortages and four-hour waits and longer in accident and emergency. I cannot speak for other areas but I feel the problem within Gateshead could be rectified by allowing the patient to judge which service...
Pantilimon Relishing Top Cats Role after City Experience
Byline: James Hunter COSTEL Pantilimon is revelling in the Premier League limelight at Sunderland after living life in the shadows with Manchester City. Pantilimon was England man Joe Hart's deputy at City, making only seven league appearances...
Passat Tops in Company Car Battle
Byline: Mike Torpey VOLKSWAGEN'S new-generation Passat will triumph in the battle of the "big five" company cars, according to independent analysts CAP Automotive. And it is down to the German executive car's premium quality, with a mainstream...
Peugeot 508 Saloon 2.0 BLUEHDI 150 Allure
Byline: Peter Keenan WITH a new sleeker look and super efficient engines, Peugeot's 508 family saloon has entered the new year in good shape. Changes to the exterior include the motoring equivalent of a nose job, with the grille, headlights and...
Prosecutor's Vow to Hate Crime Victims after Attack
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk PROSECUTORS have enouraged other victims of hate crime to come forward after a Tyneside Rabbi was attacked because of his religion. After four teenagers were locked up for the disgraceful...
Raids Lead to Burglary and Drug Arrests
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk A PENSIONER was among three people arrested as suspected drug pushers and burglars were arrested in a series of raids. A team of 24 officers swooped on homes in a bid to tackle house...
Renault Clio Dynamique S MediaNav dCi 90
Byline: Ian Donaldson RENAULT went into the red for this latest Clio and it ought to make the accountants in Paris happy that the business is not in the black, like too many other car companies. Not into the red, financially, you understand....
Revisiting a Classic; Scottish Ballet's the Nutcracker Is at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle Next Month. What's on Editor GORDON BARR Catches Up with Artistic Director Chris Hampson
THE Nutcracker is without a doubt one of the most popular and enduring ballets in the world - on a par with Swan Lake. One of the tasks of any director is trying to bring something new to their take on it. Chris Hampson, artistic director, has...
Skoda Yeti Outdoor SE Business
Byline: Edward Stephens YOU would expect a Yeti to be able to handle tough conditions, so Skoda now offers a separate Outdoor range of its popular SUV, complete with four-wheeldrive. First launched in 2009, the Yeti is a quirky beast which grows...
Staying On-Message Will Be Key for JC; Why the Caretaker Will Need to Take Care as He Carries out Managerial Media Duties
LONG gone are the days of manager's Press conferences involving the "gaffer" making sure that every journalist went away with a different line to take back to their desk. John Carver's first major Press conference lasted a little over 35 minutes...
Strictly Speaking a Fab-U-Lous Night; Maria Waldock Enjoyed a Great Night of Entertainment Watching Strictly Come Dancing Live at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena
LITTER, glamour, tassels and tans, Strictly Come Dancing Live is back in Toon for an eighth sparkling year. GBuilt solidly upon familiar pleasures, the live show is a glossy recreation of the popular television format with jiving judges, dazzling...
The Sun Plumbs New Depths; COLUMNIST
Byline: JENNY HICKEN A multi-tasking mum's view on life JUST when you thought The Sun couldn't sink much lower than its already rock-bottom standards, last week it seemed to take great delight in showing nothing but absolute contempt for those who...
Time to Get Your Tokens In
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com TIME is running out to make sure you get your hands on a share of PS35,000. Groups taking part in this year's Wish campaign have until Tuesday, February 3 to send your tokens to us....
Top 10 Slot Would Really Be Something for Karen
T looks like being a week to remember for Consett singer Karen Harding. IEighteen months on from heartbreak in The X Factor's infamous six-chair challenge, the 23-year-old singer is bouncing back in style with her debut single Say Something on course...
TV Choice
BENIDORM ITV, 9pm CEO Crystal (Joan Collins) is back, and she's about to turn Joyce's world upside down. Taken out to lunch, the Solana manager learns the staff budget is being cut by half, and that she's being replaced by someone cheaper - her predecessor...
Tynedale Revival Gives Town a Load of Hessle! NORTH EAST REGIONAL WOMEN'S LEAGUE
THIRD-BOTTOM Tynedale came from 3-1 down to earn a 4-4 draw with Hessle Town and a crucial point. Christine Murray scored twice before Ashley Lambert levelled the scores at 3-3. However, Yorkshire club Hessle quickly regained the lead. With time...
Valentine's Treats Duke
Byline: Simon Duke Valentine's By Simon WHETHER you choose to accept it or not, Valentine's Day is now just around the big red heart-shaped corner, so if you have a significant other your thoughts should now be turning to what you can give them...
Vandals Target Church Windows for Third Time
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk A PRIEST said he is baf-fled and frustrated after yobs targeted a Catholic church for the third time in months. In November, several windows were smashed at St Pius X Church in Consett,...
War Bunker Set to Become a Care Home
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com DEVELOPERS are to find out whether plans to build a large care home on the site of a former war bunker will be given the go ahead. Bosses at the Malhotra Group want to build the 70-bed...
Was Hospital to Blame for My Baby's Cerebral Palsy?
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com A HOSPITAL blunder is being blamed by a mum whose baby was born with cerebral palsy. Chelsie Dixon believes medics failed to act quickly enough when she became worried during...
WELL Done[.]
WELL done everyone, we've made it! Not only is it Friday, but it's almost the end of January, what seems to be the longest and most financially crippling month of the entire year. Anyone else sick of eating beans on toast yet? We've managed to remain...
Why Danny's Not the Only Burn-Ing Issue
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON LIAM Bridcutt has warned Sunderland that stopping in-form striker Danny Ings will not be enough against Burnley this weekend. Ings' seven goals have not only given the Premier League newcomers...
Why It Makes Mak Sense to Pay Pa for Funeral Funer Costs in Advance; Great Financial Advice for Chronicle Readers Chronicle PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
It's It' not surprising that tha the cost of living is a real concern for retiree tiree tir s and to add to these concerns, there ther is one cost that' tha s t's t' rising faster ster st - the cost of a funeral funer. Thinking ahead to your funeral...
Winyourfantasy Fortnight?tonight!
Tonight the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw will see 10 guaranteed UK winners all receive PS1M plus a fortnight's round-the-world first class luxury trip for themselves and three friends. Imagine you're the winner. What would be your dream itinerary?...
Women's Refuge Horrified over Fake Donations Page
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk SUSPECTED fraudsters have gathered donations from generous folk by claiming they were raising money for a Tyneside women's refuge. More than 1,000 people pledged support for...
Your Share of More Than PS25,000 Worth of Prizes WIN
Our famous Golden Envelope promotion is back for 2015! We're giving readers a chance to take part in the promotion where everyone's a winner! Your share of OVER PS25,000 worth of prizes is waiting for you inside a golden envelope. We have...
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