Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from March 19, 2015

ANOTHER Thank You for the [...]
ANOTHER thank you for the very kind donations we have received over the past week. We are extremely blessed to have such generous support. This week we are appealing for robust dog toys, coloured wool, and horse blankets. We hope all mothers had...
Asset Manager Is Appointed by Siglion
SIGLION has recruited experienced commercial property specialist Paul Stewart as asset manager to direct and manage a substantial investment portfolio of property assets including retail, industrial units and business centres transferred from Sunderland...
Ayew Would Be Great Signing
NEWCASTLE United need leaders and their rumoured target Andre Ayew fits the bill perfectly. After Fabricio Coloccini was sent off at Everton, Newcastle looked lost. There's not many players with the authority and influence to stand up and be counted...
Bradley Is Ready for a Showdown
NORTH EAST bomber Bradley Saunders insists he is ready to rip the Commonwealth light welterweight title from Dave Ryan at the Newcastle Arena on Saturday April 4 live on Sky Sports. The Sedgefield ace stretched his unbeaten record to 12-0 with a...
Burra Fail to Fall into the Trap to Claim Cup; STANDARD SECURITY BLYTH AND WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE
BURRADON and New Fordley retained the Alan Davison Cup trophy after a hard-fought 4-1 final victory against Broomhill North End Trap. The game was very even for the first 10 minutes with both sides playing good football. However, two quick goals...
By George. Has the Chancellor Delivered for You?
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia UNIVERSITY bosses received a PS10m shot in the arm in yesterday Budget to help tackle ooding. Newcastle University will use the cash to fund research in infrastructure...
Carver Caught in a Trap - and Seems to Be No Way Out
JOHN Carver is caught in a trap at the moment - and I don't see any hope of the Newcastle United boss escaping any time soon. When he came in, I think that Carver's biggest focus was to make Newcastle harder to beat and United are a lot more defensive...
Cats Facing a Dilemma over Adam; Sunderland Welcome Johnson Back - but Will We See Him on the Pitch?
Byline: COMMENT James Hunter DAMNED if you do, and damned if you don't. Sunderland's decision to suspend Adam Johnson following his arrest earlier this month divided opinion on Wearside and beyond. And yesterday's announcement that his suspension...
Centuries of Fishing at North Shields; Kate Royall Unearths Some Fabulous Pictures of North Shields Fish Quay, and Recalls Its Rich History
FISHERMEN have been going to sea from North Shields for more than 800 years, and today the tradition continues. As the biggest prawn port in England, more than 1,800 tonnes of shellsh and 3,000 tonnes of sh have been landed at the Fish Quay in recent...
Computer Coding Sessions for Kids
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com KIDS are learning to code thanks to a free club where they can test and tune their digital skills. Volunteer-led organisation CoderDojo is holding the fun clubs - or Dojos - every...
Court Date for Colin Gregg
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A SON of the founder of Greggs the baker has made his rst appearance at Newcastle Crown Court charged with 26 child sex oences. Colin Gregg is alleged to have carried out a series...
Deaths
MILNE MARJORIE (Kenton). Suddenly on 14th March 2015, aged 91 years, Marjorie Taylor (nee Turner), dearly loved wife of Bill and much loved mother of Gillian and the late John. Private cremation will be followed by a Service of Remembrance at Brunswick...
Deaths
ARMSTRONG JOHN (Blaydon). Peacefully on March 13th 2015, aged 86 years, Jackie, beloved husband of the late Minnie, much loved dad of Carol and son-in-law Kevin, dearly loved grandad of Mark and Julie, loved great grandad of Jade, Dylan and Ellie....
Eclipse View Will Hinge on Weather
Byline: Sarah Jeffery Reporter sarah.jeffery@trinitymirror.com WE could enjoy some of the best views in England of tomorrow's solar eclipse. The moon will pass in front of the sun, blotting out up to 98% of its light and putting much of the UK...
Expecting the Xpecting Xpecting the Unexpected Unexpected
PICK OF THE DAY The Triplets Are Coming (ITV, 9pm) DESPITE what Dolce & Gabbana said, many of us wouldn't have the chance of a family without the help of IVF. As a result of this and other scientiC/c breakthroughs multiple births are on the increase....
Fish Springing Up as Winter Comes to End; GAME ANGLING
Byline: David Carrick AS SPRING seems to be arriving there are signs that fish are beginning to show more interest in the natural patterns anglers are using. Diawl Bach, Damsels, Nymphs, Buzzers, Bloodworm and even dries have been catching this...
Get out in the Garden and Make Planting Easy Peasy
EARLIER in the year you might have planned what you would like to grow in your vegetable plot, and March is the month to begin sowing lots of vegetables including lovely peas, says the Royal Horticultural Society. ere is nothing nicer than being...
Good Clean Fun.!
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com MINI feet are set to cause a big stampede. Active children have been getting a head start with their training for the rst British Heart Foundation Mini Stampede as they tried...
'Gut Rot' Spirit Pub Boss Is to Face a Probe
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk A LICENSEE who allegedly sold 'screen wash' vodka will face a criminal investigation. Police told a meeting of Durham County Council's licensing committee how the Kommissar labelled...
Heroine Shailene Is Keeping It Real; Shailene Woodley Reprises Her Role as Divergent Heroine Tris Prior for the Latest Film in the Popular Franchise. She Tells Jeananne Craig Why Her All-Action Character Is a Softie at Heart
hailene Woodley's sex scene in new lm Woodley's sex scene in new lm Insurgent may be all rippling muscles and lingering gent may be all rippling muscles and lingering looks, but the reality on set was far from sensual. S"A " ny intimate scene, you...
Leisure Centre 'Risk to Wildlife'
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk PROTESTERS are ghting plans for a multimillion pound leisure centre on the outskirts of a popular Newcastle nature reserve. Plans have just been lodged with North Tyneside Council for...
Let's Hope Wenger's Wounded Troops Don't Arrive with All Guns Blazing at St James' Park
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder IT'S TWO years since Newcastle United had to delay their end-of-season lap of appreciation to allow Arsenal players to nish o' celebrating their fourth-place nish. On Saturday, the Gunners...
Losing Your Twin Is like Losing Yourself
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk LOVED ones of one-punch attack victim Lee Devlin will appeal the decision to lock up his killer for less than a year. The vulnerable 40-year-old was killed by a 16-year-old after...
Macmillan & Npower: CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER
npower's 11-year partnership with Macmillan has brought valuable insight into the real challenges faced by the energy provider's customers who are affected by cancer. Macmillan's first-hand experience has seen the partnership move on from pure fundraising,...
McCormack Twins Get Chance with Lionhearts
BIRTLEY twins Luke and Pat McCormack have made a major breakthrough with selection for the British Lionhearts in the World Series of Boxing. Luke was pulled from the Finland GB competition to make his debut for the Lionhearts against Morocco at...
Me, Basil and Life on the Chronicle
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co,uk MUSICIAN Mark Knop-er has released a song he wrote about his time work-work ing at the Chronicle. e song Basil, on the star's new album Tracker, out this week, tells the story of the singer-songwriter's...
Minute's Silence Held for Popular Kevin
Byline: Athletics news with Bill McGuirk THE closing encounter of the North East Harrier League came with great sadness and heartache for members of Elswick Harriers. For, on the eve of the Wrekenton fixture it was leaned that one of their members,...
Monein Going for Hat-Trick
MONEIN can extend his unbeaten record to three as he tackles the Bet totetrifecta Handicap at Chelmsford. Charlie Appleby's three-year-old made a perfect start to his career at Lingfield in January, winning what appeared to be a decent event although...
Musical? Tell Me More, Tell Me More
THE STAGE IS SET. The lines learned. The dances rehearsed. The abundance of gel being kept in a top secret cupboard at the back of the Academy is about to be in as short a supply as on-time buses! Joking aside, at the time of writing this article,...
New Directors Will Drive Business Development
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has strengthened its board of directors by appointing two new members. Newcastle-headquartered Patrick Parsons - which also has offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Huddersfield,...
New Head of 3D Recruited by Cloud Computing Firm
CLOUD computing company Atlas Cloud has appointed a specialist in niche hosted desktop solutions as its new head of 3D. Andrew Bowker joins the company following more than 20 years' experience and success in cloud-managed services and e-business,...
Night Barca Were Two Good for United
NEWCASTLE United's exhilarating 3-2 Champions' League win over Barcelona in 1997 is well-documented. But the Spanish giants' second visit to St James' Park in European football's foremost domestic competition is sometimes overlooked. It was on...
Now That I Can Hear, I'd like to Teach the World to Sing
Byline: Jemma Crew Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.co.uk TRAPPED in a world of muC/ed sounds, Kathryn Lowdon never dreamed music would be part of her life. But now the aspiring jazz singer from Gateshead is launching her own vocal coaching business...
Paceman Is Delighted to Secure First Test Call-Up; Durham Star Wood Showed What He Can Do for England on Lions Tour
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer Twitter: @StuRayner UNCAPPED Ashington fast bowler Mark Wood is one of two Durham players in England's squad to tour the West Indies. Wood impressed on this winter's England Lions tour of South Africa, and...
Plucky Sarah Defies Bandit Armed with a Pruning Saw
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk DEFIANT shopgirl Sarah Stevenson today told how she sent a thug armed with a pruning saw packing. The terrifying moment was captured on camera and showed the raider pull out the...
Principal's 10/10
By Nathan Beckett Principal Dr Therese Quincey 1. How long have you been Principal? Since 2005, of two schools. 2. Do you have any hobbies? Yes, my main hobby is family - I have seven grandchildren. I also enjoy cake decorating, sewing and cooking....
Return of the Pros
PRO boxing returns to the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston on May 1 with Relentless Promotions staging a 'Friday Fight Night.' As usual the bill will be packed with local fighters _ the quartet of Fighting Chance performers Craig Dixon, Andrew Buchanan,...
Shailene Shines in Slick Sequel
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT (12A) .....ADAPTED from Veronica Roth's bestselling trilogy for young adults, Insurgent is a slick, action-packed sequel that moves the dystopian narrative along at pace to a startling nal revelation. e visual pyrotechnics...
Standing Side by Side to Give Cancer the Cold Shoulder; A Cancer Diagnosis Can Lead to Loss of Income and Worries about Heating the Home, but Npower and Macmillan Cancer Support Are out to Change That
ANN and Graham lost two businesses and plunged into spiralling debt as a result of the recession - all on top of Graham's diagnosis with prostate cancer. Happily married for 36 years, both had lost their jobs. Devastated by the diagnosis and determined...
Stolen Charity Clothes Returned after Search
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk THIS huge haul of donated clothing has been returned to the charity it was stolen from. Thieves made off with hundreds of pounds worth of garments donated by generous members...
Sunshine News
HI, I hope you are enjoying the lighter nights. Fingers crossed it warms up over the next two weeks in time for Easter. I spent a lovely day on Tuesday judging our Go Bananas badge competition. There was everything from monkeys and palm trees to...
THE SHOW MUST GO ON; Carver Down T the Bare Bones Bare Bones
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk JOHN CARVER has told his players to ignore criticism from outside St James' Park - and focus solely on the task - in hand ahead of Saturday's visit of Arsenal. "e Magpies were accused...
The Transition from Punter to Player Is a Surreal One for Tom
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder TOM HEARDMAN admits that he still has to pinch himself sometimes when rubbing shoulders with the likes of Fabricio Coloccini or Cheick Tiote. At 6ft 4in the 19-year-old stands a good chance...
Time 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...
Title Is Tyne Bridge's after Rapid Rise Up the Divisions
Byline: Athletics news with Bill McGuirk THE curtain came down on the region's cross-country season and it was edgling club Tyne Bridge Harriers who did most of the celebrating. In four years the Newcastle East End outt progressed through the...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Rail There are no planned works on East Coast, CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail services. By Metro Maintenance on staircases at Jarrow station means they close at 8pm until start of service the next day on these dates:...
TV Choice
THE TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR BBC1, 9pm In the first of four documentaries focusing on health matters, Fiona Phillips investigates what sugar does to the body, finds out why some people have more of a sweet tooth than others and how sugar is added to many...
Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... RESIDENTS AT A FLAGSHIP ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN GATESHEAD HAVE FEARS THAT A PLANNED REHAB CENTRE, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE A NEEDLE EXCHANGE WILL RUIN THEIR HOMES. "These...
Village Practice Has Top Team Village Practice Has Top Team
A NORTH East dental group has appointed a top team to run its new Ponteland practice. a nOrtH East dental group has appointed a top team to run its new Ponteland practice. | The Osborne Dental Group has recruited six members of the dental team...
What Being a Mother Is All About
While we all know that being a mum never stops at any age, there's nothing like a beautiful mother and baby picture to sum up what being a mum is all about. We asked mums to share their favourite selfies with their under twos to celebrate Mother's...
Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them
BELLFLASK 01677 470716 / HG4 5LW Angler of the week was Peter Crowe from Hartlepool, catching 31 trout for his visit taken on Green Blobs, Red Buzzers and Cats Whisker. Ernie Craster from Stockton caught 18 trout, while N Hodgson from Consett landed...
Winds Bring the Codling to Shore; SEA ANGLING
Byline: Sam Harris THE onshore winds of midweek lifted the sea away just long enough to bring a few codling inshore. Most of the rock edges north of Cambois have given codling. Unfortunately, the average size was only 1lb to 11/2lb. There are...
Win Your Dream Weddding Worth over PS12,000
Wedding Day should be the most spectacular day of your life. Win our exclusive competition and it e Chronicle has teamed up with the magnicent Alnwick Castle to Worth over PS12,000, our fantastic wedding package covers every detail of your celebration,...
You Say: The Solar Eclipse in 1999
TOMORROW, the region will temporarily stand still as a solar eclipse unfolds in the skies above Britain and the North East. Readers on the Chronicle's Facebook page recalled the day of August 11, 1999, when folk in the region cast their eyes skywards...
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