Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from September 5, 2015

A Century-Old Love Story That Still Resonates; Lady Chatterley's Lover Created Headlines When It Was First Published and, Almost a Century on, That Hasn't Changed. SUSAN GRIFFIN Talks to the Cast and Director of the Latest TV Adaptation as They Discuss Their Take on the Infamous Classic and Why the Story Still Resonates Today
Byline: SUSAN GRIFFIN THERE'S been a lot of talk about the latest small-screen adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, and how explicit it will be. The 1928 novel, written by D.H. Lawrence, gained notoriety for its explicit language and sexual descriptions,...
A Natural Beauty; JADE WRIGHT Discovers the Scenic Side of an Island Famed for Its Nightlife
WHEN I told my friends I was taking my mum to Ibiza, their reactions were divided into two markedly different camps. On one hand there were the people who wrote it off as a club mecca. On the other were the people who'd actually been there. Because,...
A Syrians to Be Welcomed after 18 Months of Talks
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk UP to 50 SYRIANS are to be offered a new home in Newcastle as the refugee crisis deepens. The news comes after the pictures of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned as his family...
Back on the Road Again; Wife-Carrying and Fish-Pickling - It's All in a Day's Work for the Hairy Bikers. JEANANNE CRAIG Catches Up with the Duo
Byline: JEANANNE CRAIG catches HAIRY Bikers Dave Myers and Si King were determined to throw themselves into the action while making new BBC Two road trip series Northern Exposure - even if that meant a spot of wife-carrying. The pair circumnavigated...
Brightening Up the Days; Diary
HELLO YELLOW: The sky has fluctuated between dull, grey and leaden on one hand and ethereal blue with fluffy pink and apricot clouds on the other. We've had torrential downpours giving way to bright sunshine in the space of an hour. Thank goodness...
Camps May Be Tiny, but Are Big Success!
MORE than 100 children attended Tiny Woods Academy's summer football camps which were hailed a success by both children and parents. The camps, staged at Stobswood Welfare, included a new goalkeeping masterclass for the first time. All the youngsters...
Career Focused on Star Charisma; LAURA DAVIS Looks Back at the Work of One of the World's Most Celebrated Photographers
IT'S often hard to imagine the past was lived in colour - that stars of the 20s and 30s had flesh-toned skin and wore clothes that weren't every shade of grey. Jonathan Cape's new collection of Cecil Beaton photographs cements this notion. The subjects...
Cindy Has Missed a Great Photo Opportunity
Byline: Emma Johnson SO, almost six months after THAT retouched, "un-retouched" photo of Cindy Crawford emerged, the supermodel has finally spoken of her feelings about it. In case your life is not quite as occupied with following celebs' every...
Corbyn Is Topping All the Polls
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk THE vast majority of Chronicle readers want Jeremy Corbyn to be the next Labour leader, our poll has shown. The polls close next Thursday and the result will be...
Council Urged to Do More to Help Disabled Residents
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com DISABILITY activists have called for action to be taken after it emerged disabled people in Newcastle could live up to 16 years less than their ablebodied counterparts. Members of Newcastle...
Darwent's Games Call-Up Really Is Sam-Thing Else!
Byline: SWIMMING Craig Johns Sports reporter craig.johns@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE teenage swimming sensation Georgia Darwent is in Samoa this week representing England in the Commonwealth Youth Games. The 17-year-old faces a busy seven days...
Department Closure U-Turn Demanded
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com MPS from across the region have put their names to a letter demanding a U-turn over the planned closure of a department at Newcastle's Blood Donor Centre. Twenty-five MPs...
Diy Donny
DIY expert Donny Sheridan answers your problems QWE recently re-laid our driveway with grey concrete slabs and small stones but now the majority of the slabs have white circles in the middle. Is there a product we can use to remove or disguise this?...
Drug Dealer Made PS160k but Only Has to Repay PS410
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk A TAXI driver who made more than PS160,000 from dealing drugs has been ordered to pay back just PS410. Raymond Connolly was caught with cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis during...
Eppleton Find It Anything but Hord Going in Bowl Decider; UNDER-13S CRICKET
EPPLETON outgunned Horden by nine wickets in the DCB Bowl Cup final at Church Road, writes SAM BLACKLOCK. Eppleton won the toss and elected to field. Horden made a very good start with 25 off just two overs but once opener Tom Best was out for...
Falcons Have to Rotate the Squad, Insists Coach Wells
Byline: Mark Smith Twitter: @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby HEAD coach John Wells says Newcastle Falcons are right to rotate their squad as they prepare for a delayed start to the Aviva Premiership. The Rugby World Cup has meant...
Fort del Oro for York Gold
FORT DEL ORO can make her trip across the Irish Sea pay dividends as she lines up in the Betfred Garrowby Stakes at York. Edward Lynam does not send his runners on their travels without some expectation of success and this threeyear-old has made...
Grassroots Game Gets Cash Boost; NFA NEWS
Byline: With John Topping, Chief Executive Officer of the Durham Football Association THE Football Association will invest more than a quarter of a billion pounds in grassroots football over the next four years as ambitious new plans are unveiled...
How to Solve Mitrovic Problem? Tell Him to Stop Tackling
I really like the look of Aleksandar Mitrovic - he appears to be a big, physical unit who can really hold the ball up. From what I have seen of him in the air he looks an extremely exciting prospect as well. You have to remember this lad is only...
I Thought My OBE Was a Speeding Ticket; Martin Clunes Is Back as TV's Grumpy Doc Martin. MARION MCMULLEN Finds out How It's Taken Him 17 Years to Work with Men Behaving Badly Co-Star Caroline Quentin Again
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN What was it like being in front of the camera with your Men Behaving Badly mate Caroline Quentin? IT was joyous to work with Caroline again. I see her all the time because we are friends. She stayed with us in the house in...
It's Been a Woof Time for Us, but Kendal's Back Now; Family's Delight as Missing Puppy Returns
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk MISSING puppy Kendal is back in her owner's arms two weeks after she vanished. The 14-week old Dachshund disappeared from a family home in Benwell, Newcastle, on Saturday, August...
Keeping in Touch with 'Pen' Friends; with Their Beautiful Flowers That Last for an Age, Penstemon Deserve a Place in Any Plot - and Won't Attract the Attention of Slugs and Snails
Byline: With Carol Klein of TV's Gardeners' World THIS year our penstemons have excelled themselves. Despite a fairly short-lived summer (it lasted for just over a week here!), they've flowered and flowered. Some are in a small bed where we experimented...
Lack of Experience in Prem Is Concern
IF I had to find one criticism of Newcastle's recruitment policy this summer it's would be that they haven't bought players who know how exactly how English football works. There is no additional Premier League experience in that squad, and that...
Let the Good Times Roll.! It Couldn't Be Easier as ANNETTE LORD Experiences Life in the Big Easy
ENTION New Orleans and music and Mardi Gras come to mind. MBut are there other gems worth seeking out in this Deep South swampland city ? It's 10 years since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc and I was keen to see what New Orleans had become. I...
Loved Ones Petition for a Harsh Sentence
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk CRUELLY killed on Mother's Day, Melissa Liddle's children will grow up without the most important person in their lives. So heartbroken are her friends and family they have set up an...
Migration Facts and Figures
What is the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker? Is Britain being overrun by them and how much money in benefits are they really receiving? We look at the facts behind the growing migrant crisis. What are refugees? A refugee is a person...
Mitrovic Needs to Wise Up If He Wants to Be a Legend; FOOTBALL like Us on Facebook SUPERMAC Malcolm Macdonald Shoots from the Lip
Byline: Malcolm Macdonald ALAN Shearer and myself are privileged to be part of Newcastle United's legendary No 9 Club. We scored a packet of goals for the Mags and were respected by our opponents because we were hard guys not to be messed about....
Natural Habitat
Byline: With Andrea McLean WHEN I was growing up, my dad had a workbench in the garage. It didn't take up too much room, though. It slotted in alongside the bikes and boxes and other paraphernalia that meant our garage would never experience the...
Oliver's Twist on Superfood; Jamie Oliver Embarks on a Global Adventure to Uncover the Secrets of Long Life for His Latest TV Outing. the Chef Tells KEELEY BOLGER How What He Discovered about Food Taught Him a Thing or Two PICK OF THE WEEK JAMIE'S SUPERFOOD (Channel 4, Monday, 8pm)
Byline: KEELEY BOLGER IN THE 10 years since his landmark Jamie's School Dinners series, Jamie Oliver has campaigned far and wide. From intensive farming and obesity, to the nation's lack of cooking knowledge, the passionate chef has used his might...
Ones to Watch on the Box This Week
STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE LAUNCH SHOW (Tonight, BBC1, 7.15pm) THIS year's contestants, including singers Peter Andre, Daniel O'Donnell and Jamelia, broadcaster Jeremy Vine and EastEnder Kellie Bright, have already been announced, but the Strictly...
Pride Is Restored - Now We Need Victories on the Board
NEWCASTLE regained their pride and dignity - treasured commodities - in their last two Premier League confrontations against mighty opposition. The degrading surrender of 2015's early months and the away game at Swansea this campaign have thankfully...
Punters in the Twilight Zone
TWILIGHT SON can take the step up from handicaps to the highest level in his stride with victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock. His trainer Henry Candy is one of the shrewdest operators in the game and is not known for overfacing his horses,...
Puskas and the Geordie Football Fan
Byline: 2015 45 FOOTBALL John GIBSON IT'S an odd, unlikely but fascinating pairing in many ways. Ferenc Puskas, a true soccer legend of awesome ability, and Matthew Watson-Broughton, a Geordie and Newcastle United fanatic. Puskas is, according...
Quit Together, Quit for Good
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com THOUSANDS of smokers across the North East will get the chance to stub out their habit next month as health bosses launch their annual Stoptober campaign. Public Health...
Raise a Glass
Byline: with Jane Clare THE Claret Offensive isn't a football strategy; though it's certainly a winning formula. Last year Lidl launched its challenge to lure wine lovers into its stores with a promotion of over 50 wines. And now it is at it again....
Raising Club Funds Proves No Obstacle
DOZENS of Tynedale families took on the challenge of climbing waterfalls, clambering over giant haystacks, forging streams and scrambling through mud to raise funds for a newly-formed junior football club which is already enjoying phenomenal success....
Special Strike from a Magpies Hero
FOR Newcastle United fans who recall THAT free-kick at Roker Park in October 1992, it's a goal which will long live in the memory. The scorer, of course, was Liam O'Brien who celebrates his 51st birthday today. His sublime strike past the flailing,...
Thieves Invade Teen's Life after Stealing Phone - and Identity
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk A TEENAGER has been left devastated after thieves stole her phone and invaded her life. Abby Brown was horri-fied when she discovered her expensive iPhone had been taken as she...
Top Films of the Week
TOP FILMS OF THE WEEK IMMORTALS (Tonight, Channel 4, 10pm) CENTURIES ago, the Gods waged war against the Titans and imprisoned these creatures within Mount Tartaros, within a cage that can only be broken by a bolt from the mythical Epirus Bow. Megalomaniac...
TV Choice
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER BBC1, 9pm It's 22 years since Joely Richardson and Sean Bean romped in Ken Russell's controversial, four-part BBC adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel. This time, it's appearing as one, feature-length drama, with Holliday Grainger...
TV Choice
STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE LAUNCH SHOW BBC1, 7.15pm This year's contestants, including singers Peter Andre, Daniel O'Donnell and Jamelia, broadcaster Jeremy Vine and EastEnder Kellie Bright, have already been announced, but the Strictly Come Dancing...
United Are Finally Taking Steps in the Right Direction ... but More Is Needed
Byline: Robert LEE The General's verdict Steve McClaren's tenure as Newcastle boss has had a mixed start, but there are plenty positive signs Steve McClaren's tenure as Newcastle boss has had a mixed start, but there are plenty positive signs ANOTHER...
Unseen Images of a 'lost'Tyneside
Byline: Emily Meritt Reporter emily.meritt@trinitymirror.com WE have more pictures of "lost" Tyneside for you, as seen through the camera of photographer Trevor Ermel. Now retired, Trevor, 64, lived in Gateshead for over 50 years and started...
We'd Heard of Skeletons in the Closet, but This
Byline: Tony Henderson Reporter tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk A LONG-lost cast of the skull of one of the North East's greatest sons has been discovered in a box in a storage cupboard at Cambridge University. The cast of what is believed to be...
What's On
CINEMA LISTINGS CUSTOMS HOUSE, SOUTH SHIELDS Mill Dam (0191 454 1234) A Little Chaos (12A): Mon-Wed 1.30pm Fantastic Four (12A): Fri/Tue/Wed 7pm, Sat/Sun 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 7pm, Mon 7.30pm, Thu 1.30pm Fantastic Four (Subtitled) (12A): Thu 7pm EMPIRE...
Will Tracy Save Carla's Life Again? CORONATION STREET - ITV 1
FEELING overwhelmed by guilt over the fire, Carla threatens to commit suicide - until Tracy finally admits she was responsible for the blaze that cost two people their lives. The confession gives Carla a new lease of life, and she makes a fresh...
You Chose the Colour Scheme - Now Here Comes Nearly a Year of Work
Byline: Jamie Diffley Reporter jamie.diffley@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK is set to start on refurbishing one of the busiest stations on the Metro system the day after the Great North Run. Metro passengers can next week find out more about plans to refurbish...
You Light Up Lives, Teacher Is Told by PM
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk A RETIRED geography teacher from Newcastle who has devoted the last seven years of her life to young people in Kenya has been given a Point of Light award by Prime Minister David Cameron. ...
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