Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from March 25, 2015

8 Games Left to Go for United
SUNDERLAND (A) POS: 20 NEWCASTLE have lost four out of the last six against Sunderland and despite the Black Cats sitting bottom of the form table, it will be far from straight-forward against Dick Advocaat's men. LIVERPOOL (A) POS: 3 BRENDAN Rodgers...
A Champion Display by Young Kent! JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS
BELLINGHAM'S Arran Kent has become the new Northumberland junior champion and holder of the Norman Moore Memorial Cup. He defeated Robert Renton of Washington in the final of the junior boys' singles at the Northumberland Junior Championships at...
A Depleted Heed Make Point - but It's a Shaym about Josh
Byline: Jeff Bowron ec.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk HALIFAX TOWN 2 GATESHEAD 2 IT WAS a result neither side wanted as they looked to close the gap on the Vanarama Premier top five but after a pulsating 90 minutes at The Shay either could have nicked it...
A Grand Finale to Heed's Season; HOCKEY
GATESHEAD HC's senior men's side ended their North Hockey Premier League campaign in style with a 2-0 victory over visiting West Yorkshire side Ben Rhydding. Gateshead created the first goalscoring opportunity, Brogden giving Ben Rhydding a warning...
A Real Smoove Brew!
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk VISITORS to this year's Gateshead Beer Festival can really drink up the headliners. Soul and funk duo Smoove & Turrell will be headlining the May 1-3 event - and the pair are...
Clean-Up Needed in Gateshead
Clean-up needed in Gateshead FROM this month's Gateshead Council news: "Over the next three years we'll spend over PS195m to stimulate economic growth in Gateshead by creating jobs and bringing in additional income and resources. We'll be investing...
Closet Confidential; Grammy-Nominated Singer/songwriter Beth Hart Talks to MARION MCMULLEN about Biker Boots, Leather Jackets and the Perfect Dress to Wear to Sing for President Obama
Who's your style icon? MY Mom. She's always been so into clothes and staying a little ahead of the curve with class and a touch of sexy. She's such a beautiful woman, so really no matter what she wears she makes it look fabulous. What item of...
Deaths
BARNES BRIAN (Gateshead). Peacefully afte af r a long illness on 21st March 2015, aged 77 years, Brian, beloved husband of the late Marjorie and father to Janice, Alan and Heather, loving grandad and great grandad. Will be greatly missed by all family...
Doyle Sails off with Honour; SAILING
WALLSEND'S Callum Doyle has made waves - after winning the Royal Yachting Association North East Young Club Sailor of the Year Award for 2014. The 16-year-old was presented with the Trident Trophy by Grace Metcalfe, skipper of the Ocean Youth Trust's...
Eat like Kings at the Castle; Lunch but the Conversation Chilli by Angela Upex FOOD REVIEW
The Castle Hotel. Address The Castle Inn, 7 Front Street, Bamburgh , Northumberland, NE69 7BW. Web Web:www. castleinnbamburgh.co.uk Tel Call: 01668 214616. Opening times: Open: The pub serves food until 9pm from Monday to Sunday. Parking: Yes, at...
Fletch: Break Boosts Cats Ahead of Derby; Striker Says Wearsiders Have the Upper Hand in Build-Up
Byline: Steve Brown steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk STEVEN FLETCHER believes the international break hands Sunderland the ideal opportunity to prepare for a "massive" Wear-Tyne derby. The Black Cats are 17th in the Premier League, one place...
Hawks Swoop to Beat Vikings; HANDBALL
AFTER leading for much of the game, Newcastle Vikings' womens' team was unlucky to be narrowly beaten 23-21 by NEM Hawks in its North Regional Development League match in Bolton. The Hawks had been unable to fulfil the reverse fixture the previous...
Hello, Hello, Hello, the Old Station Is an Arresting Sight
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com A FORMER police station is to be knocked down and replaced with affordable homes. The Northumbria Police base in Alexandra Street, Wallsend, has been closed for several years. Now...
Her Heart Is Melted by Callum's Courage
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com CHART que| Cheryl Fernandez Versini has stepped into help a desperately ill Tyneside boy complete his bucket list. e singer has been so moved by the plight of Callum McGilligan's...
Hooters? No, Not in Newcastle
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com RAUNCHY American bar chain Hooters has been told it's not welcome here. It had hoped to open it s latest franchise, famous for scantily-dressed waitreeses, in Newcastle. But...
How Was One Rogue Motorist Able to Amass 49 Penalty Points for 14 Other Drivers?
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk A POINTS-FOR-POUNDS scam landed 14 rogue motorists in the dock after they paid one man to be the scapegoat for their driving oences. Gordon Burton agreed to say he was behind the wheel when...
If Only One of the Ibrox Five Gets a Game, What Does It Tell You?
IT WAS in November that I got tipped o that Rangers wanted to loan in seven players from Newcastle United. at number was subsequently reduced to ve. I remember someone joking that was because there weren't seven good enough to make the move. To...
Importance of Good Eyecare for the Housebound; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
KEEPING on top of eye health could prove a challenge for the housebound, while getting access to a range of stylish glasses might seem totally out of the question. But Specsavers Healthcall is on a mission to change that. It offers a home-visit...
It Sounds like a Brilliant Year
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk SIGN language should be taught in Britain's schools, said Jo Milne, a year since she heard for the first time. Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the moment the 40-year-old's...
It Was Crystal Clear That Pardew's Approach Had Run Its Course and That's Why His Exit Was Inevitable; COMMENT
Byline: Mark Douglas SO Crystal Palace have stolen a march on Newcastle - and Alan Pardew's high-'ying Eagles look more likely to hit the top ten that John Carver's clipped Magpies. All that sack Pardew stu- aren't we all supposed to be feeling...
I've Got the Needle!
Byline: JENNY HICKEN LAST weekend I caught a news story that filled me with little surprise and no small amount of anger. The story concerned the recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), expert advisors...
I Was One of Pards' I Was One of Pards' Biggest Critics but I Biggest Critics but I Feel Sorry for Him Feel Sorry for Him - His Hands Were - His Hands Were Tied. Next Boss Will Tied. Next Boss Will Find It Just as Hard
SO Alan Pardew feels that Newcastle United didn't sign enough players during his time as manager. As revelations go it's right up there with which month Christmas lands in this year. It was clear to us all that Pardew was working with both hands...
Joe Is Halpin to Make It a Record-Breaking Occasion; Starlet Sets New North Pentathlon Points Total at Academy Meet
Byline: Bill McGuirk Athletics writer bill_mcguirk@yahoo.com JUNIOR ATHLETICS DALEY THOMPSON and Jessica Ennis and Katerina Johnson-Thompson wannabes were out in force at the North East Counties Open Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Gateshead...
Kane's Impressing His Fellow England Stars in Training
England duo Gary Cahill and Michael Carrick both sang the praises of Harry Kane as the clamour builds for the Tottenham striker to be given his international bow on Friday. Kane's breakout season has been rewarded with his rst senior call-up for...
Kerbaaj's Long Slump Is Finally at and End
KERBAAJ should be supported at Southwell after having finally reappeared from a worrying trough. He looked a genuine topnotcher on his debut at Sandown in July 2012, but it has rather been a tale of woe since then. Stone last on his next three...
Lost, Abandoned. We Need a Home
Byline: Sarah Jeffery Reporter sarah.jeffery@trinitymirror.com INCREASING numbers of pricey pedigree dogs are being dumped on the streets to die. ese loveable pooches are among some of the many either lost or abandoned and a Tyneside kennels...
Magpies in Flight - United's Internationals and Where They're Playing This Week
FOLLOWING defeat to Arsenal at St James' Park, Newcastle United are now without a game until the Wear-Tyne derby a week on Sunday. However, several Magpies players are on international duty over the next week or so. CRAIG JOHNS runs down the...
Monument to Industrial Past Opens on Tyneside
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk A MONUMENT to Tyneside's industrial past has begun a new life as the river's latest visitor attraction. People will now be able to walk along part of Dunston Staiths on the...
North East Stars Set to Shine in Free Show on Tyneside; A Host of TV Talent Show Stars Will Descend on Tyneside This Summer for a Free Concert, Writes What's on Editor GORDON BARR A Host of TV Talent Show Tyneside This Summer for A
JOE McElderry will return to perform at South Shields seafront alongside Collabro and Lola Saunders at an additional free Sunday concert as part of this year's summer programme of live music in South Tyneside. X Factor star and winner Joe McElderry...
Party Knife Killer Facing Life in Prison
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk MURDERER Scott Jefferson if facing life behind bars after he was convicted of slyly stabbing a man to death outside a house party. Jefferson sneakily stuck a knife into the leg of...
Pay Goes Up, but Gap Grows
Byline: Tom Keighley Business writer tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH EAST employees received an average 3% pay rise over the last year, although the gap between male and female salaries continued to grow by 1%, according to a major survey. ...
PS8m Raised - Bob Would Be Stunned
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com A FOUNDATION set up by a football legend has now raised more than PS8m. Seven years ago today, Sir Bobby Robson announced he was launching a charity to help find more effective...
Resigned to My Fate, but Still Hoping to Help Other Sufferers
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter craig.thompson@trinitymirror.com CANCER has cruelly left brave dad Raymond Martin with a gaping hole in his face. Medics have told Raymond nothing more can be done to stop the disease which has ruthlessly destroyed...
Slater Late Show Means No Storm-Ing Start for Gateshead; RUGBY LEAGUE
GATESHEAD Storm marked their return to National League Division Three with a nail-biting loss against Eastmoor Dragons settled by a lst-gasp drop goal. Storm head coach Chris Parker handed debuts to new signings Graham Lupton, Gregg Newlands and...
Steutel Hopes Play-Off Bid Stays on Right Road; MEN'S BASKETBALL
TEAM Northumbria face a potentially pivotal weekend on the road in the race to secure home advantage in next month's Basketball England Division One play-offs. Marc Steutel's men claimed a prize scalp in the shape of Kent Crusaders last weekend...
Tall Ships Ahoy in '86, '93 and 2005
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk THERE was fantastic news for the region this week with the announcement that the Tall Ships are returning. We reported how Blyth will host the prestigious regatta between...
The Changing Face of Workplace Pensions; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
DO you work for a small business? Does your boss employ less than 30 workers? If "yes", then soon you could one of the millions of workers enrolled into a workplace pension between now and early 2018. What will happen: You will get a letter or e-mail...
The Phone Which Only Calls 999
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk THIS 'stinger' mobile could help catch the phone thieves in the act. Police are declaring war on the crooks behind an increase in the number of phones being stolen from revellers...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car One lane is closed due to roadworks during off-peak periods on A167 Stamfordham Road at A167 Ponteland Road/A167 North West Radial/B1305 Two Ball Lonnen (Cowgate Roundabout). This is due to major works to improve Cowgate Roundabout. There...
TV Choice
THE BILLION DOLLAR CHICKEN SHOP BBC1, 9pm A new restaurant is due to open in Oxley, Wolverhampton, so the managers begin a recruitment drive. It's business as usual in other stores as the workers begin the day by scraping away the fat and cleaning...
Tweets & Posts
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages... benefit claimants are being left with no money at all for more than a fortnight because of a flawed sanction regime, mps have warned. our facebook followers have been...
Ulster Just Two Strong despite Dixon Heroics; COUNTY BADMINTON
NORTHUMBERLAND suffered double disappointment against Ulster in Division Three of the Senior County Championship. They lost 9-6 and then 10-5 in the double-header at Tyneside Badminton Centre. Ulster started the better in the first game and soon...
Underneath the Arches We'll Sup Our Pints Away
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE'S rst 'micro pub' is being planned for under the city's railway arches. An application has been submitted to the city council for the pub similar to some of London's trendiest breweries...
United Bagged the Points in Real Style
IN OUR daily trawl through the annals of Newcastle United history, we normally stop off at dates from way back in the day. Today, we turn the clock back a mere three years - to this day in 2012. In years to come, it's likely that memories of...
Was Body in the Lake Our Norman?
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com EFFORTS are being made to trace the descendants of a hero airman killed when his Bomber crashed in East Berlin during World War Two. Flight Sergeant Norman Thompson Steele, 21, was...
Whirlwind's White Good Night
SNOOKER THE Whirlwind blew into town - and helped a charity secure a big cash windfall. Six-times World Championship finalist Jimmy White took to the baize at Dudley Snooker Club for a series of 10-frame exhibition challenge matches to raise funds...
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