Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 27, 2015

All Sunday's League and Cup Fixtures
MORPETH SUNDAY LEAGUE Division One: Amble Tavern v Morpeth Conservative; Bedlington FC v Bedlington Mkt Tavern; HMP Northumberland v Ashington RAOB; Stobswood Welfare v Morpeth Shambles. CRAMLINGTON AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE Premier Division: Monkseaton...
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HITMAN: AGENT 47 (15) ..... BASED on the hugely successful Hitman video games, Aleksander Bach's frenetic action thriller hopes to atone for the sins of a drab 2007 film version. It's |in Hitman: Agent Unfortunately, a new lick of paint and some...
Another Successful Year for Students at Heaton Manor
MANY congratulations to our Year 11 students who completed GCSE and Btec examinations this year. Like our A-level results day there were many happy and delighted faces as students opened their envelopes on GCSE results day. The staff and the governing...
Anti-Congestion Scheme Is Delayed by Bridge Concern
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com A MULTI-MILLION-POUND scheme which it was hoped could bring an end to traffic woes in Durham City has been delayed after inspectors discovered the need for essential maintenance on a...
A Rose-Tinted Take on the Story of NWA
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (15) ..... WHENEVER Hollywood immortalises pages from history, rigorous factual accuracy is often sacrificed at the altar of artistic licence. In the case of F. Gary Gray's engrossing film, you will need bulging fistfuls of...
Arts Group Has Been Frustrated
SOME time ago the groups who use the premises known as Woodhorn Villa in Newbigginby-the-Sea were told that the council wished to relinquish responsibility for the building. Budget constraints re heating, lighting and ongoing repairs were cited....
A Shock in Stor for the Main as They Let in Eight against Belle; GATESHEAD SUNDAY LEAGUE
THE first set of midweek fixtures this season saw Belle Vue record a 8-4 victory over Stormont Main. The Main's goals came from Liam McVicar, Sam Haglington, a Ryan French penalty and Jordan McClarence. Westwood prevailed 5-2 at Birtley RAOB...
Blossoming at Architectural Practice
THE Government's pledge to boost housing delivery with garden village-type urban extensions has led to the creation of an exciting new role at one of the region's architectural practices. Hugh Daglish has recently joined IDPartnership Northern (IDP)...
Call for More Heart Attack Research after Death Toll Is Revealed
Byline: Sophie Doughty Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk HEART attacks are responsible for 1,100 premature deaths in the North East every year. The shocking statistic has been revealed by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as the charity...
City Pool Site Has 'Future'
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk CAMPAIGNERS for reopening of Newcastle's much-loved and historic City Pool have been offered a glimmer of hope. Newcastle City Council has revealed a "number of exciting...
Club's Decor Given 'Kick' after Review
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk A TYNESIDE club is getting a much-needed makeover after it got a "kick up the backside" about its outdated decor. The St Dominic's Catholic Club in Crawhall Road, Newcastle, was one of the...
College Puts You on Right Track for a Great Future
NEWCASTLE College offers a wide range of courses developed in partnership with employers and delivered in some of the best industry-standard facilities in the country. Students come to the college to discover and develop a career; gaining the skills,...
County Hit by Second Postal Ballot Error
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com DURHAM council chiefs have been left red-faced after a second ballot box blunder within months. In May, Durham County Council declared 265 postal ballots void and council staff rushed...
Dan Isa Hero for Blyth with Very Late Winner; STANDARD SECURITY BLYTH AND WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE
ISABELLA Blyth won 5-4 at home against Ashington Town Central in the Premier Division. Isabella were well on top at 4-2 up but took their foot of the gas and allowed Central to draw level. A very late strike from Craig Danielson then secured...
Deaths
THOMPSON EDWARD (Longbenton). Peacefully in hospital on August 22nd, aged 72 years, Edward (Eddy), much loved husband of the late Margaret, dearly loved dad of Paul, Les and Tonia and a loving grandad and great grandad. Funeral Service at St. Aidans...
Deaths
ALLEN ANNE (Blyth). Peacefully surrounded by her family on 19th August, aged 47 years, Anne (nee Jefferson), beloved wife of Malcolm, a much loved daughter of Sheila and the late Bob, a loving sister of David, also a dear sisterin-law and auntie. Anne...
Discover What School Has to Offer
DISCOVERY School offers a specialist curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Students study academic GCSE and A-level courses in these subjects, but are able to learn in a very practical and hands-on way,...
DJ Bromance Doesn't Cut It
WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (15) .....WHEN it rains cinematic love letters to the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, it pours. We Are Your Friends arrives shortly after Eden, Mia Hansen-Love's autobiographical account of shattered dreams set against the...
Do Your Bit for a Feathered Friend; as We near the End of Summer Garden Birds Still Need Our Help
Byline: YOU PLAN YOUR TIME TOGETHER With Janet Tansley FEED the birds. Ok so it might not be tuppence a bag, but it needn't cost too much more. And even though it's August we should still be looking after our feathered friends, says the RSPB (Royal...
Durham Air Show Called off after Sussex Tragedy
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@ncjmedia.co.uk A North East air show has been postponed following the Shoreham Air Show disaster. The Durham Tees Valley Airshow was supposed to take place on Saturday, but has now been pushed...
England's Selection Policy Is Scrutinised; RUGBY UNION
SAM Burgess is on the brink of inclusion in England's World Cup squad, but Danny Cipriani has missed out on a place among the final 31 to be announced today. Burgess, Luther Burrell and Henry Slade have been competing for two of the four fiercely-contested...
Ex-Cop Accused of Fraudulent Claims
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporters will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com THE wife of a Durham firearms officer whom, he claimed, had hearing so sensitive she was unable to flush the toilet, was seen by investigators working as a hairdresser a court has heard....
Ferrier Is Returning to Her Best after Completing Studies
MARY FERRIER has a record to be proud of, one that may never be equalled. The Gateshead Harrier is a Northern Cross-Country individual gold medallist at Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-20; and the 27-year-old showed she is returning to her...
Fraudster 'S Wife Accused of Playing a Part in Crime
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com THE wife of a jailed financial adviser has appeared at crown court over allegations she allowed her bank account to be used in part of his PS3m fraud. Alok Dhanda was given a five-year,...
FUN DAYS OUT FOR THRILL-SEEKERS HOTTEST THRILLER DEALS; SPONSORED CONTENT for a Real White-Knuckle Experience, Tesco Clubcard Has an Exciting Range of Days out for Adrenalin Junkies
Riding a theme park roller coaster can be an exciting experience - and now the price needn't make your stomach churn. Tesco Clubcard - on a mission to pack more fun into the summer of 2015 - has put together a list of its top-value, thrill-seeking...
Future Face of Town to Go on Show
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com PLANS for the next stage of a town's regeneration are to go on show to the public. The PS74m Ashington Investment Plan proposals, which include the options being considered for...
Gazza Back Home in 1990
Byline: Dave Morton Nostalgia Editor david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TURN the clock back 25 years, and Paul Gascoigne was probably the most famous man in Britain. Our pictures, taken on this day in 1990, show Dunston-born Gazza back on home...
Gentoo Warns of Major Job Losses Ahead
Byline: Tom Keighley Reporter tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk STAFF at North East social housing provider Gentoo Group have been warned of large-scale redundancies in the wake of Government cuts. The social enterprise, which is one of Sunderland's...
Gold Medal Proves Team's Abilities
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com INSPIRATIONAL teacher Bobby Coltman has led a team of disabled footballers to Olympic glory. Bobby and his young stars, the Beamish Dynamos, triumphed at the Los Angeles Special Olympics...
Great Year for Results at Sacredheart
SACRED Heart Catholic High School for Girls is celebrating another wonderful year for GCSEs with one in three grades awarded A* or A, and one in six students achieving all A*/A grades. Overall at GCSE, 75% of students achieved more than five A*-C grades...
Hand It to Bradley.He's Ready
Byline: Boxing talk with JOHN GIBSON SECONDS OUT COUNTY Durham's Bradley Saunders has Commonwealth light welterweight champion Dave Ryan firmly in his sights as he launches his comeback from surgery. Eddie Hearn has lined up the Beijing Olympian...
Honesty Is Best Policy for Right Cover - at Right Price
Mum Mandi Keen is chilled and relaxed after a family holiday to Cyprus - and was delighted she only had to pay PS30 for travel insurance for the whole family for the trip. "I was worried we were going to have to pay hundreds extra for our son Morgan...
I'M ON A ROL SAYS AARONS; I Am on a Rol Now, Insists Aarons
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder ROLANDO Aarons says he is still living the dream as a Newcastle United player. In a clear indication the winger has not got ahead of himself since breaking through the ranks with the Magpies,...
Irish Bar Is a Bigg Change
Byline: Sophie Doughty Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE'S newest pub has opened its doors to drinkers. The former Blu Bambu venue in the Bigg Market has been transformed into trendy Irish bar Filthy McNasty's. And punters have...
It's a Rap and a Very Big Hit; Straight Outta Compton, Detailing the Rise of the World's Most Notorious Rap Group NWA, Is Taking the Box Office by Storm. Founding Member Ice Cube and His Son O'Shea Jackson Jr, Who Stars in the Film, Give Susan Griffin the Lowdown on Summer's Surprise Hit
Byline: Susan Griffin YOU might think a movie about the rise of gangsta rap group NWA sounds somewhat niche, but box office figures are proving anything but. Over in the States, Straight Outta Compton made more than $60m in its opening weekend...
It's Been a Stellar Year for Whitley Bay High School
HAPPY Whitley Bay High School students last week collected the best results since league tables began. An amazing 87% of students achieved a total of five or more A* to C grades with 80% achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and...
Jennings Second to None as Our Captain, Says Maiden
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports reporter stuart.rayner@ncjmedia KEATON JENNINGS is the perfect personality to captain Durham's second team, according to their coach Alastair Maiden. The South African leads them in today's Second Eleven Trophy final,...
Joe Does Level Best to Get A Success
JOE Dean, 15, a student at Newcastle School for Boys, has achieved an A grade in his A-level mathematics exam two years early. On Thursday, Joe joined his classmates to receive his GCSE results, with the added anticipation of also opening his first...
Kenton Pupils Are Record-Breakers
IN addition to the fantastic A-level results that Kenton has seen this summer, Kenton School pupils are celebrating record-breaking results with pupils in English in particular performing outstandingly. English A* to C has increased from 65% to...
Lady Mags' Winner Is the Pitt's for Rovers! FA WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE NORTHERN DIVISION
NEWCASTLE United Women kept up their 100% league record with a nerve-wracking 2-1 win over title favourites Blackburn Rovers at Coach Lane, writes STUART DICK. Claire Pitt's 73rd-minute strike proved the winner for the Lady Mags, who stay top of...
Let Us Help You Find That Job
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...
Locked out of the Fuss
NOT that Scribbler is trying to cash in on Jeremy Corbynmania, but after last week's visit to the region a few little snippets went unreported. The first related to Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes and his Tweet timings. Bear with Scribbler....
Longevity's Health Risks
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com PEOPLE who are living longer are coping with more medical ailments in their older years, according to a major new international study co-authored by a North East university...
Manager Has the Right Package for Expanding Firm
NORTH East print, packaging and supply chain business Elanders is continuing its ambitious period of growth with the appointment of a new business development director Bryan Crennell will be based in Elanders' UK headquarters in North Tyneside with...
Man Denies He Raped Girl as She Slept after Party
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com A MAN has been accused of raping a teenager after she fell asleep on a sofa following a party. Ronald Khoudari, also known as Al-Khodari, has denied rape and is on trial at Newcastle...
Moore Delight for John on World Stage
Byline: EveningChron INSIDE TRACK Athletics news with Bill McGuirk WHILE Mo Farah was chasing gold medal glory in Beijing, Heaton Harrier John Moore was doing likewise in South America. After competing successfully in the British Transplant Games...
My Family and I Had to Learn to Deal with Muscle Dislocations Ourselves. Doctors Don't Know Enough about Our Condition
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com A MUM who cannot lift a carton of milk without the risk of dislocating her arm has told how she is desperate for help due to her debilitating disease. Jacqueline Banks's...
'New Kid' Paul Making Up for Lost Time
Byline: Boxing talk with JOHN GIBSON SECONDS OUT Anthony |Nelson will be joining Paul Gidney on the bill PAUL GIDNEY, one of the many debutants who have Steve Wraith billing his Morpeth show 'New Kids On The Block,' wants to make up for lost time....
Not Shaken but Stirring as Toon Show Backbone; United's Grit in Defence and Cutting Edge Up Front Offers a Real Hope for the Future
Byline: THE CHRONICLE THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/newcastlechronicle United's former No 9 is No 1 for hard-hitting opinion THE CHRONICLE THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron Mick QUINN I HAVE...
One More Player Is Needed - but We Don't Have to Sell
NEWCASTLE are getting the makings of a decent squad so I don't really want to see anyone leave before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday. I am not a big fan of Vurnon Anita because I just don't think he does enough. I just think in the Premier...
Our Charity Makes a Real Difference to So Many Lives; SUNSHINE NEWS
HI, I hope your week is going well. As the end of August approaches and pupils prepare to head back to school, I wonder 'where did the summer go'?! I had two really good walks at the weekend. Saturday was a warm-up: five hours walking around the...
Pet Watch
A huge thank you to all our readers for the much needed donations we have received this past week. We feel very privileged to have such great support from you all. Our Benton shelter is still caring for lots of kittens this summer so we are appealing...
Pick of the Day
PICK OF THE DAY BIG BLUE LIVE (BBC1, 8pm) PLUNGE into the awesome world of ocean wildlife in this fantastic live event. Every summer, a vast gathering of sea life heads to Monterey Bay in California, and this year a BBC crew have turned up as well....
Poor Start Scuppers North's Attempt to Land Silverware; CRICKET
NORTHUMBERLAND'S wait for only the second piece of silverware in their 120-year history goes on. North crucially lost the toss after a four-hour delay to their Unicorns MCCA Trophy final against Cornwall at Wormsley on the BuckinghamshireOxfordshire...
Prison Term Is Slashed
Byline: Hugh MacKnight Content editor hugh.macknight@ncjmedia.co.uk A 'LOOKOUT' jailed for his part in a spate of breakins across the North East has had his sentence slashed by top judges. Andrew Temple, 21, of Buddle Terrace, West Allotment,...
Pub Worker's Shock over Rape in Toilet
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A PUB manager who was behind the bar when a woman was raped in the toilets has told of his shock. Police are still hunting the attacker, who struck at the Northumberland Arms,...
Record Results Light Up Excelsior Academy Exam Performance
Designers Sam Kankuni and Damy Thomas are hoping to take their fashion clothing business to the next level |with university places Designers Sam Kankuni and Damy Thomas are hoping to take their fashion clothing business to the next level |with university...
Releases; Dvd
RELEASES Top Five (Cert 15, 102 mins, Paramount, comedy/ romance, also available to buy on DVD PS19.99/ Blu-ray PS24.99 or on demand from various streaming services) Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, JB Smoove, Cedric The Entertainer,...
Remarkable Results at RGS
NOT to be outdone by last week's great A-level results, RGS GCSE candidates have turned in a remarkable set of results. Pass rate at grades A* to C was 99%; grades A* and A was 86.3% and A* was 60.2%. Outstanding! From a year-group of 142 girls...
Rugby Rising to Challenge of Luring Back Ex-Players
Byline: UNION TRY TIME Rugby talk with MARK SMITH HOW long is it since you last laced up your boots and took to the rugby field? The truth for many of us is that it is longer than we would like to admit, and the Rugby Football Union are doing something...
Science Success Creates Dream Career for Budding Vet at Gateshead College
A BUDDING young vet is closer to making his dream of working with animals become a reality after his A-level studies with Gateshead College gained him place at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London. Callum Hutchinson, 19, from Washington,...
Sissoko 'Touch and Go' for Saturday; Sissoko's 'Touch and Go' to Face Gunners
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer @lee_ryder MOUSSA SISSOKO is making good progress from a groin injury and could return to the fold for Newcastle United's clash with Arsenal on Saturday (12.45pm). Steve McClaren is eager to make Sissoko...
Sport in Brief
FOOTBALL Uefa Champions League Play-off Second Leg: Club Brugge 0 Manchester United 4 (1-7 on aggregate) Capital One Cup: Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra time) Continental Tyres Cup: Liverpool Ladies 2 Sunderland Ladies 0. Ebac Northern League Division...
Take a Different Route to Fantastic Career
THE envelopes have been torn open and pupils throughout the North East have received their results. Now it's decision time. Many will be taking steps towards going to university or applying for part-time jobs, but some will be embarking on a slightly...
The Promise of a Bright Future
THOUSANDS of pupils across the North East are looking forward to a bright future after achieving the region's best-ever exam results. Last week, our young people saw the biggest leap in the country in the A*-C pass rate. In the North East, 67.2%...
Top Marks for School's First Set of Results
FOLLOWING excellent A-level results, Newcastle High School for Girls is celebrating its first set of GCSE results. We are delighted to report that more than 80% of girls achieved A* to B in the year that the new, and more rigorous, GCSE examinations...
Visit the Valley for a Great Selection for You and Your Home; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
GATESHEAD'S Team Valley has everything you need for your home and more. From DIY and furniture stores to specialist services, it is a great out-oftown location with plenty of free parking space. There are great deals and discounts on offer there...
Waiting for a New Heart
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com LITTLE Archie Perkins is waiting for the gift of life - a new heart. The 20-month-old is in a race against time to receive the donation that will save him. As his family...
Water Rises Mean the Prospects Look Good
THERE have been good runs of sea trout and some salmon into our local rivers. The Tyne has seen fish moving well into the North, South Tyne and Rede. The Wear had a good lift of a couple of feet on Sunday and some bright sea trout and odd salmon...
Weather Is Winner; SEA ANGLING
Byline: Sam Harris UNFORTUNATELY, due to the bad weather forecast, the kayak and boat competitions which were to be held in aid of the Newbiggin RNLI last Sunday had to be cancelled. The competition will now be fished on Sunday September 13 with...
What's Next after GCSEs?
THE results are out. Futures are being handed out across the country and if your son and daughter is weighing up their options after GCSEs, there's still time to enrol at one of the top-performing colleges in the region - Tyne Metropolitan College....
You Don't Have to Think the Worst When an Older Dog Starts Coughing a Lot
Byline: ASK THE VET With Rory Thomson Q: My 15-year-old male Yorkie dog has started coughing a lot. What could this mean? Margaret Farrow, Tyneside A: When an older dog starts coughing it is only natural to start thinking the worst. There are numerous...
Young Gun Watmore Has a Lot More to Offer Cats
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk DUNCAN WATMORE says he is determined not to "get ahead of myself" but do all he can to build on his recent introduction to Sunderland's first team. The 21-year-old made only his...
Your Carriage Awaits, Kids!
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com CHILDREN have given the thumbs-up to a seaside train being trialled along the coast. The train is running along Whitley Bay's seafront between the Briar Dene car park and the Spanish...
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