Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A daily newspaper covering the news, politics, crime, sports, and business of the Newcastle and North East regions of England. Also features profiles of local newsmakers and celebrity news.

Articles from May 11, 2015

A1 Widening on Track for Spring Finish
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com WORK to widen one of Tyneside's busiest roads is on track. The A1 Western Bypass in Gateshead is undergoing the PS77m scheme. And while motorists face another year of delays on the four-mile...
Ali Came Here for a Better Life, to Support His Girls ... Now He's Dead
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A SUSPECT is today due in court over the death of dad Mohamed Rashwan. The 42-year-old, who was also known as Ali Mazin Mahmod, died yesterday morning, a week after suffering...
Another Posh Burger Joint for Tyneside
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk YET another posh burger joint has plans to open on Tyneside. Byron's, which hit the headlines when Chancellor George Osborne was pictured working on his 2013 budget while scoff-ing a "Classic"...
A True Test of Loyalty
IHAD a small packet of sandwiches in one hand and a five pound note in the other. I had been tempted by a slightly larger packet of sandwiches, but I demurred so as not to contribute to the obesity timebomb. I worry a bit too much about the obesity...
Benefits of Being on the Street; PICK OF THE DAY BENEFITS STREET (C4, 9pm)
TRACKSUITED and perma-tanned gran Dot Taylor has already become the star of this controversial documentary series, and it hasn't even aired yet. That's how much the cast of this show have been talked about, after the first series about the residents...
Bomb Hoax Suspect in the Dock over Cinema Scare
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk THIS is the man accused of planting a fake bomb in the toilets of a Tyneside cinema, causing hundreds of people to be evacuated. Mark Storey is alleged to have left a "bottle with wires...
Bringing Up Baby; New Arrival in the Family? We've Got Some of the Best Deals for Your Bundle of Joy
FEEDING TIME DRESS TIME | Shortsleeved Bodysuits |(5 pack), mothercare.com/clothing-outlet/outlet_ clothing,default,sc.html. Were PS10, now PS5. SAVE: PS5 | J by Jasper Conran Designer Babies Spotted Chiffon Dress, Debenhams, Was PS22, now PS17.60....
Carver in Warning to Stars; JC Makes His Point with Relegation Battle Still to Be Won Coach in Warning to Stars
Byline: Lee Ryder JOHN CARVER has warned his players that Newcastle United are STILL not safe - despite halting a horrific run of Premier League defeats and being on the end of a huge favour from Burnley over the weekend. Bookmakers believe that...
Classic Images of Old Gateshead Are on Sale at a Superb New Exhibition
'A HISTORY in Pictures' is a display of 12 of the most iconic images from Gateshead Libraries' superb collection. For the first time, people will have an opportunity to buy a limited number of prints from a St Mary's Heritage Centre exhibition....
Connor Is a Real TV Turn-On in Dancing Show
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk A DANCER has won a new competition on national TV. Connor Scott, 17, was announced the first winner of the BBC Young Dancer on BBC2 on Saturday night, beating five other competitors to take...
Cycle Event Will Have Us in a Spin Kai to Undergo Pioneering Surgery
NORTH East cyclists are set to race alongside Britain's fastest riders when the Pearl Izumi Tour Series gets underway in Durham later this month. The event, which takes place on May 28, will feature nine professional teams along with guest team...
Deaths
ARATAKI KAY (North Shields). Suddenly in hospital on 2nd May, aged 66 years, Kay (nee Mitchell), much loved mam of Danielle and mother-inlaw of Scott, a loving sister of Steve and sister-in-law of Leonora, a dearest auntie, great auntie, niece and...
Dedication and Spirit Sees Robins on a Wembley High; Shields' Victory in Vase Down to Everyone at Club
Byline: Steve Brown at Wembley steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk GARETH BAINBRIDGE has dedicated his Wembley goal to his late father Brian - but attributed North Shields' FA Vase victory to the club's overwhelming team spirit. That, and Joe Cave....
Diamonds Cast Spell over Witches for Win
Byline: Barry Wallace ec.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE Diamonds got their Premier League home programme off to a winning start in an action-packed match at Byker last night. They beat title favourites Ipswich Witches 48-43 and collected three...
Eagles Tame Lions to Defy Boo-Boys for Clean Sweep; BBL PLAY-OFF FINAL: NEWCASTLE EAGLES 96 LONDON LIONS 84
Jeff King at the O2 ec.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE Eagles completed a clean sweep of BBL silverware - after being warned the rest of the country was desperate to see them fail. The Tynesiders defeated London Lions at the O2 in yesterday's Play-off...
Falcons Owe Their Fans a Victory as Slump Goes on; SALE SHARKS 34 NEWCASTLE FALCONS 28
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby ADAM Powell admits Newcastle Falcons owe their fans a victory after suffering their seventh defeat in a row. Saturday's loss at the AJ Bell Stadium made it four months since the Falcons...
Finding a Theatrical Way to Make It Work; What's on Editor GORDON BARR Chats to Actor Tristan Sturrock about His Role in Rebecca at Newcastle's Theatre Royal
Byline: GORDON BARR AT first glance you would not think there were any similarities between cult TV series Breaking Bad and Daphne Du Maurier's novel Rebecca. But it was Breaking Bad which gave actor Tristan Sturrock inspiration when rehearsing...
Fortune Smiles on Black Cats with a Vital Victory
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer @JHUNTERCHRON SUNDERLAND'S win at Everton was not the only unexpected victory to confound the pundits over the last week. Yet, as far as the relegation picture is concerned at least, it could be just as significant....
Fuel Crisis Sees More Jobs Axed
Byline: Coreena Ford Business Reporter coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE redundancies have been made at a North East firm as the oil and gas crisis continues to grip the industry. Washington-based Oil Consultants was forced to halt its growth...
Goal Hero Gareth Had Dad on His Side Goal Hero Gareth Had Dad on His sideGoal Hero Gareth Had Dad on His Side
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com MUM Diane Bainbridge has spoken of her pride after seeing her son become a Wembley winner. Gareth, 29, put a diffi-cult few months behind him to score a vital goal in North Shields...
Goal the Perfect Present for Beth; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
BETH Mead took just 25 seconds to celebrate her 20th birthday as Sunderland beat Birmingham 3-0 in Women's Super League One. Mead scored for the third consecutive game with a shot into the far corner and has now scored four goals in six top flight...
Graham Feels So Good after Finally Ending Goal Drought
Byline: James Hunter DANNY Graham hopes his Sunderland career is finally up and running after ending his two-year wait for a goal, Graham opened his account for the Black Cats at Goodison Park in his 28th appearance for the club - 28 months after...
Great Danes Are Honoured for Their Service Great Danes Are Honoured for Their Service
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk A DANISH sailor who met his Geordie wife while stationed in Newcastle has recalled how his ships were sunk, mined, and strafed during World War II. Bruno Albenus Jensen Hansen met his late...
If Only United Had Shown Such Desire in the Past Few Weeks! BURNING QUESTION: Have Newcastle Players Short-Changed Their Fans? Carver's Men Shake off Their Lethargy in a Battling Draw
Byline: Lee Ryder Newcastle United 1 Perez 41 West Brom ............ 1 Anichebe 32 Att: 47,894. HT: 1-1 Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside) SO NEWCASTLE United players can put in a performance when it matters then, eh? At the end of this one perhaps...
I Insist People Put a Helmet on. Seeing My Boy in Pain and So Distressed Has Left Me Broken
Byline: Katie DaviesChief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk QUICK-THINKING friend Michael Chisholm saved his pal's life in a dramatic playground rescue following a horror BMX bike accident. Young rider Gio Ritson was performing a stunt through...
Invest-Ing in a Bit of Silverware; Captain Is a Marvel as City Girls Stick in for Trophy Success HOCKEY
BULLY for them - Newcastle Hockey Club have lifted the prestigious Investec Women's Trophy. The Tyneside team defeated Newent 1-0 thanks to club captain Helen Hodgson's seventh-minute penalty corner. It is the first time Newcastle, who secured top...
It's Outstanding in All Areas! PR Mary Use
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com IN a new series The Chronicle is shining a light on some of the great work going on in our schools across the North East. And Bridgewater School, in Scotswood, boasts some impressive...
Laser Pen Louts Putting Countless Lives at Risk
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk COUNTLESS lives are being put at risk as passenger-packed planes are targeted with laser pens on an almost weekly basis in the North East. At its height last year, pilots complained they were...
Mystery as Jones Calls off Speech
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk FOOTBALL bad boy Vinnie Jones has cancelled an appearance at a Tyneside hotel. He was due to speak at a PS50 a head dinner at Hedworth Hall last night but the event was called off with a day's...
North Rout Rivals to Gain Home Advantage in Quarters; CRICKET
NORTHUMBERLAND will have home advantage in the quarter-final of the Unicorns MCCA Trophy on Sunday, June 14, after a big win over Cumberland saw them top Group Three. North routed Cumberland for just 86 inside 26 overs after posing a useful victory...
Police Hail Heroic Passer-By
HERO security guard Zaheer Mohammed saved a stranger's life as he tried to jump from a bridge. The 27-year-old has been praised by police after he pulled a troubled dad to safety just seconds before he was seemingly about to plunge to his death....
Robins' Win Is for Many Heroes, Both on Pitch and in the Stands
Byline: John GIBSON THE CHRONICLE MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron A SHAFT of Spring sunshine slanted down on to the Wembley pitch where 28 warriors had, over two hours, given blood, sweat and in the end, for some, tears....
Rodgers Sees Red over Fabregas as Chelsea Cheer and Jeer Gerrard
BRENDAN Rodgers felt Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas should have been sent off in the opening minute as his Liverpool side's Champions League hopes were all but ended at Stamford Bridge. Steven Gerrard was given a rousing ovation after withdrawing...
Rogue L-Driver in Fit Crash Mayhem
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk LIVES were put at risk by an epileptic woman who took her partner's car and smashed into a family's vehicle while suffering a seizure at the wheel. Shelley Law, who had a provisional...
She's a Star All over the World She's a Star All over the World
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com COURAGEOUS Keeley Bradley is touching hearts around the world with her bid to raise awareness of her life-limiting condition. The nine-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer has made a...
The Fashion Students and the Catwalk King
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk CATWALK King Chris Moore made a shooting visit to Tyneside to help students celebrate 60 years of fashion. The 81-year-old photographer was back on home turf to meet the Northumbria...
They Are Back - the Perfect Pop Package; SIMON DUKE Reviews S Club 7 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle
SATURDAY brought another rather dull day of weather on the banks of the Tyne but bursting through the grey like a bouncing ball of bright musical sunshine were the latest pop comeback kids S Club 7 who rolled back the years at Metro Radio Arena. ...
Tornado Specialist Squads Scrambled to Troubled Prison
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com NATIONAL security squads were called to a North East prison twice within 12 months. Information released following a freedom of information request revealed Tornado response teams...
Traffic & Travel Update
By Car There are narrow lanes and a speed restriction of 50mph due to roadworks on A1(M) in both directions between J62 A690 (Carrville) and J63 A167/A183 (Chester-le-Street). Lane two (of two) is closed and the hard shoulder is being used as a running...
United's Battle to Beat Drop Is Given Kick-Start, but Is It Enough?
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer @lee_ryder THIS time next week, Newcastle United fans might just be able to relax and stop worrying about relegation. Were the Magpies to beat Queens Park Rangers and Hull City fail to match them by seeing...
We're in Good Hands, Says Ramsey as QPR Go Down without Fight
QPR boss Chris Ramsey is convinced the club will not face financial ruin following their Premier League relegation. Rangers' exit from the top flight was confirmed as they crashed to an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, a display Ramsey...
What Happened When the Party Was Over?
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk A TV documentary recalls the North East's memories of the aftermath of VE Day when foreign soldiers and prisoners of war struggled to settle in the region. After the euphoria in...
What You Need to Know When Looking for the Right Mortgage
Byline: Martin Lewis IT'S perhaps the cheapest time in history to get a first time buyers' mortgage - with rates at historic lows and the new Help to Buy ISA due. Yet that's not the same as saying it's the best time to buy a house. Property is an...
Wood Finds Going Tough; CRICKET
Byline: Stuart Rayner stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk MARK Wood found his first Durham appearance since September tough going - but was determined to keep up the standards set by his team-mates. The Ashington paceman returned to his county yesterday...
YOU Get Justice for Widow
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk Paul pictured with fellow apprentices at the Parsons plant in the city's East End in the late 1950s where he was exposed to brown asbestos Paul pictured with fellow apprentices at the...
Yours, at Least a Wing of It, for a Cool PS485,000
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk FOR sale: your own corner of a fairytale castle. The North wing of Callaly Castle in Northumberland is on the market for PS485,000. And it is a chance to own a bit of history in what the...
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