Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from April 28, 2015

25 Years since the Garden Festival
Byline: Lesley Oldfield Content Direct Editor lesley.oldfield@ncjmedia.co.uk NEXT month marks the 25th anniversary of the Gateshead Garden Festival. It all seemed rather strange at the time. In May 1990, a derelict area of Gateshead riverside...
A Local Company Wins Prestigious Award for a Third Time
The Supalite roof is arguably the best roof to convert your conservatory into a proper room, which can then be used all year round. In the winter a standard conservatory is far too cold to be comfortable, unless you spend a small fortune on heating...
A- ZUnited's Season (Part One) the of; Newcastle United's Season Is Lurching towards Catastrophe but It's Had Its Ups as Well as Downs - So Here Are the Key Moments So Far
A - AshleyOut.com - and SackPardew.com For a relatively small group that had its genesis in social media and the internet, they have really influenced the agenda this season. Their first effort, SackPardew, seemed to galvanise supporters for a brief...
Banks Group Is Laughing All the Way to The.Bank
Byline: Tom Keighley Business reporter tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk MINING, energy and property firm Banks Group has boosted pre-tax profits by more than PS14m, thanks to strong trading across all of its divisions. The Durham-based business saw...
Ben Speaks to the Crowds Using His Amazing Talent; SARAH JEFFERY Reviews Ben Howard at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle
PLATINUM-SELLING artist Ben Howard delivered a stunning set to a captivated crowd at the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle. A man of few words, he let his music do the talking and treated fans to a spine-tingling two hours of tracks from his two studio albums....
Brave Fightback Is All in Vain for Northbank; NEWCASTLE BUILDING SOCIETY NORTHERN ALLIANCE PREMIER DIVISION
NORTHBANK looked dead and buried as they trailed 4-1 at home to Wallington. The Cumbrians then staged a storming second-half comeback - only to go down to two late sucker punches. Wallington crafted an opening in the first two minutes with a...
Brotherly Love Seems to Be in Short Supply
Byline: Jane Costello WHEN my eldest two boys were really little, aged about five and two, they loved each other and weren't afraid to show it. They'd hold hands to walk to the park in that way you see in adverts more than real life - and I've...
Cage Fighter Is Killed in Motorbike Tragedy
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com A CAGE fighter was killed in a motorbike pile-up on Tyneside. Tributes have been paid to global mixed martial arts star Scott Rogan after the deadly crash. The 35-year-old, who is based...
Calling the New Arms Race
Byline: 2015 Like us on It's a funny old world MIKE MILLIGAN I'VE got a new phone . Ney option; me old one faded like the Toon's season. Unlike Those at St James, however, I splashed out on a new one ,rather than just trying to get the old spare...
Carver: I Have to Try to Lift This Team DISGRACE; Club Legends Are Lining Up to Hit out at United after Record SEVEN Premier Defeats in a Row Legends Hit out as Toon Crash
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder JOHN Carver says he is focused only on rebuilding confidence of his shattered players after seven successive defeats. The Magpies now...
Cats Future No Longer in Their Own Hands
Byline: COMMENT James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON THE league table is not a pretty sight for Sunderland fans - and it could be about to get a whole lot worse. With relegation rivals Leicester City and Hull City winning at the...
Cosmic Jams from Godfather of Funk Barr; MICK BURGESS Gets All Funky at the O2 Academy Newcastle Thanks to George Clinton
GEORGE Clinton is one of the most influential artists of modern times. As band leader with the legendary Funkadelic and Parliament his work has been sampled by more people than any other artist. His music, the P-Funk, has formed the bedrock of Funk,...
Deaths
APPLEBY ALBERT WILLIAM (Blakelaw). Died peacefully on 15th April 2015, aged 63 years, beloved husband of Heather, loving dad of Alison, Lisa, Beth and Al, devoted grandad and great grandad, brother of Cath and John and loving uncle. Family and friends...
Defeat Is Extra Hard to Take; Nine-Man Hazlerigg's Brave Fight Is All in Vain
TYNESIDE AMATEUR LG HAZLERIGG Victory went down 2-1 after extra time to Newcastle University in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup final. After a tight first half, with Victory having the best of the chances, Dale Pearson capitalised on an error to...
Gazza and I Were Total Opposites ... I Pray He's Ok
HIS England career brought him into close contact with two outstanding Geordies. Bobby Robson was his first manager and Paul Gascoigne a treasured team-mate. "We all made it to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy," recalled Pearce. "It...
Gig News
Byline: Simon Duke GIG NEWS Duke By Simon LAST year's winners The Waiters have been busy, former winner Kerianne Covell reached the judges house stages of X Factor and now there's a new crop of acts hoping to emerge victorious in Metro Radio's Big...
Hastings Has the Batting Sorted, Now for Wickets; Durham Seamer Is Bowling Well - Even If His Missus Doesn't Believe Him
Byline: Stuart Rayner at Chester-le-Street stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com JOHN Hastings is bowling really well at the moment - even if his wife does not believe him! Hastings produced an excellent allround performance on day two of Durham's...
He's Brown-Ed off with the Tories and the Nationalists
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk LABOUR will make "no deals, no coalitions" when it comes to the Scottish National Party, ex-PM Gordon Brown told supporters on Tyneside. He also laid into the Tories...
How You Can Be Sure That Time's on Your Side; Scientists Can Tell You the Best Time of Day to Do Just about Anything. EMMA PIETRAS Reveals What and What Not to Do, and When
Byline: EMMA PIETRAS AM SMOKING OK, IT'S never going to be good for you but the worst time to have a puff is early in the morning, because the sooner you have a cigarette after waking up, the more likely you are to get lung and mouth cancers, no...
I Was Lucky to Survive the 'Tsunami of Snow'
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk ADVENTURER Nick Talbot ran for his life through the snow, in his socks, as a deadly avalanche enveloped his Mount Everest base camp. The cystic fibrosis suffer, who hoped to become the first...
Jesmond Grab Late Point to Boost Survival Bid; N/EAST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LG PREM DIVISION
STRUGGLERS Jesmond Parish Church were 3-0 down at halftime at home to title hopefuls Beechwood Eden Easterside. Danny Seaman, Richard Cook and Damien Wright were on target in the first half. However, after strong words in Jesmond's dressing room,...
Magpies' Forest Swoop Will Prove to Be Success, but Young Duo Must Be Given Time to Prove Potential; the Man Whose Newcastle Career Was So Ruud-Ly Interrupted Says Double Deal Will Pay off for United in Long Run FACE TO FACE John Gibson Talks to STUART PEARCE
Byline: STUART PEARCE BUILT with thighs like tree trunks and exuding clenched-fist defiance, he was the epitome of St George slaying the dragon. Having conquered much of the football world, Psycho fleetingly came to Newcastle United to play in...
Make Pocket Money Work; There Are Many Reasons for Giving or Withholding Pocket Money - but If You Do Choose to Give It to Your Kids, Do It Wisely. LISA SALMON Reports
Byline: LISA SALMON GIVE it as a treat, withhold it as a punishment, use it as a learning tool, reward it for completed chores. Reasons for giving pocket money vary widely - and many parents don't give it at all. While one recent study suggested...
Mmm - That Is So Sweet.!
Byline: James Moore Content Editor james.moore@ncjmedia FOLK with a sweet tooth are certainly in for a treat. Crepes, deluxe ice creams, milkshakes, sundaes and waffles are now all available under one roof. Kaspa's Desserts, the American-style...
Pick a Pearl
ROBINS PEARL showed more than enough on her return to action at Lingfield last month to suggest she is up to getting off the mark in the 32Red Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Nottingham. The Olly Stevens-trained filly hinted at ability in a couple...
Potters No Longer Purring over Wear Schemer Catts
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON STOKE City will not renew their interest in Sunderland's Lee Cattermole this summer. Midfielder Cattermole almost joined the Potters in a PS5m deadline day move in January last yearbefore...
Queen, Conga and a Night of Freedom
PICK OF THE DAY THE QUEEN'S BIG NIGHT OUT (Channel 4, 9pm) CAN you imagine the Queen dancing the conga? Or barging her way through a packed Piccadilly Circus? It sounds like something out of a comedy sketch show. But 70 years ago, when everyone...
Relegation Was Inevitable
Byline: Mark Smith Twitter: @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby TYNEDALE chairman of rugby John Shotton says their relegation out of National One had been on the cards, given the financial climate in English rugby's third tier. The...
Seaton Carew Loss Lets the Leam off the Hook; WEARSIDE LEAGUE
GATESHEAD Leam Rangers have been saved from having to re-apply to the Wearside League. Seaton Carew's crushing defeat by Silksworth CW means they cannot now overtake the Tynesiders, even though they have one game to play. Until the second half...
Shearer Sculpture 'Could Be Close to Sir Bobby's Statue'
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk PIECE by piece, work to create the statue of Toon legend Alan Shearer has begun. The long-awaited sculpture of the famous number nine is currently being created and could soon be...
Splashing Fun
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk A NEW multi-million pound leisure centre is set to open its doors. The PS11m complex, which is nearing completion, is being built next to the old Washington Leisure Centre, which will...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (7.45pm unless stated) Premier League: Hull v Liverpool Championship: Rotherham v Reading League 1: Colchester v Swindon The Evo-Stik Semi-Final: Ashton Utd v Curzon Ashton, Workington v Ilkeston Barclays U21 Premier League...
Squads Are on Hand for a Big Day of Action!
Byline: HANDBALL THE third annual Tyneside Handball Tournament will be staged at Temple Park Leisure on Saturday - looking to further build on the success of last year's event at the South Shields venue. The competition is hosted by Newcastle...
The Accumulator Quiz
Each question has four possible answers and is worth from one to 15 points. Circle your chosen answers and keep a record of your points total. Maximum total points 120. QUESTION 1 - for 1 point: According to the proverb, what does a poor workman...
Theatre[.]
THEATRE Brown By Gordon NEWS OPERA North and The Wrong Crowd collaborate for the first time to present a new production of Jonathan Dove's family chamber opera Swanhunter. It has already played Alnwick Playhouse and will be at the Queen's Hall Arts...
The Toxic Atmosphere at St James' Park Right Now Is What Happens When You Don't Listen or Engage; the Rebel Yell of Newcastle Fan Allen O'Connell and Co Is a By-Product of a Club That Takes It's Support for Granted
Byline: Allen O'Connell I REALISED over the weekend that I have been blocked by a couple of Newcastle United players on Twitter. I don't think I'd ever directly referenced them on social media before but it's no biggie. One of the players...
Three City Bars Broken into ... Just Hours after Prison Release
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk SERIAL offender Darren Redpath burgled three city centre bars hours after being released from prison for previous raids. Redpath was locked up in 2012 for a terrifying knifepoint fuel...
Top Cop's to Earn a Top Pay Packet of PS160,000
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTHUMBRIA Police's next Chief Constable will earn a salary of PS160,000. The sum, which is set by the Home Office, is more than earned by Prime Minister David Cameron....
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car The A19 Northbound will be closed due to resurfacing work during the night between A1018 and A690 Durham Road / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) in Sunderland between 20:00 and 6:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays...
TV Turn On
Byline: Brian Daniel Reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk chance really. It was a very small feature but it was still a character." The part required Rebecca to appear nude, something which didn't faze her. "This was a really brave role to...
Wells Is Excited by New Signing Latu
Byline: Mark Smith Twitter: @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby HEAD coach John Wells says Nili Latu has plenty of spring in his step at the age of 33, as the Tonga captain prepares to join Newcastle Falcons. Latu has spent the past...
Yet More Water Torture for Us
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com WATER jets shoot into the air as Tyneside is hit by a second main failure in days. The spectacular flod hit Gateshead and a stream of water burst 50ft into the air. It burst...
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