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 November 19, 2016

2 Minutes Yesterday In
07:00 Overturned lorry blocks busy road A key road in Northumberland was closed for nine hours after an overturned lorry shed its load of sand and blocked the road. The G. A. Smith lorry fell onto its side on the A697 just after 7am, spilling its...
48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List
Metro Radio Arena Taking place today and tomorrow, Film and Comic Con Newcastle is promising to bring some of our favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics to Tyneside - as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph...
Anger at Parking Charge for Patients; 'None of Us Want to Be Here'
Byline: Amy Coles PARENTS of children with life-threatening conditions are fighting a hospital trust's decision to start charging for parking. Signs telling parents to pay PS21 a week or PS40 a month to park were posted in the Great North Children's...
Approach This with Optimism
WARREN GREATREX has always held Missed Approach in high regard and he can demonstrate just why his team have such big hopes by making a winning return in the Bathwick Tyres Novices' Chase at Exeter. The six-year-old was a point-topoint winner back...
A Youthful Hart Edged out by Darlo; DURHAM COUNTY FA UNDER-18 LEAGUE
NEW Hartley Juniors went down 2-1 to a useful Darlington side. The Northumberland outfit again fielded a young, depleted team due to regulars being away on county duty. They could have been 2-0 down after 15 minutes but Darlo found Hartley goalkeeper...
Benitez Hopes Break Will Do His Side Good
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder By RAFA Benitez is confident the international break will not result in a loss of momentum for Newcastle United. lee.@ The Toon boss is under no illusions about the...
Card Sharp for Betfair
CUE CARD can remind everyone of his brilliance by winning the Betfair Chase at Haydock for a third time. Despite being the highestrated chaser in Britain, the Colin Tizzard-trained 10-year-old will have plenty of folk happy to take him on as the...
CINEMA Listings
EMPIRE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 471 4714) A Street Cat Named Bob (12A): Fri-Thu 11.15am, 1.45pm, 4pm, 6.20pm, 8.50pm (Fri-Tue) Andre Rieu: Christmas With Andre (U): Sat 5pm Arrival (12A): Fri-Thu 10.15am (Fri/Mon/Tue/Thu),...
COSY COMFORTS; Get a Warm 'Hygge' from a Wintry Look
Byline: YOUR HOME With Andrea McLean FEELING comfortable is hugely underrated. Take what we women do to ourselves on a daily basis just to look the part for the outside world. Waxing and plucking hair is just the start - we've then got the restrictive...
Court in Brief
Adam Jon Gibson, 25, of Verdun Avenue, Hebburn, pleaded guilty to assault and damaging a PS2 photo frame. He was given a 14-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and was ordered to pay compensation of PS22. Anthony Richmond, 30, of Wentworth...
Cup Clash Proves Walk in the Park for Central; PIN POINT RECRUITMENT JUNIOR LEAGUE UNDER-13 DIVISIONS
WALKER Central reached the semifinal of the Pin Point Recruitment League Cup when they brushed aside Montagu and North Fenham Blues 6-2. In the Pin Point Recruitment League Challenge Trophy ,Newcastle East End Reds' David Skelton and Drew Astley (2)...
David Walliams with Jack Whitehall for One of the Sketches of His New Series Who's Your Friend, David? DAVID WALLIAMS HAS CALLED ON A STRING OF COMEDY PALS FOR HIS NEW SKETCH SHOW. MARION MCMULLEN FINDS OUT HOW THE LITTLE BRITAIN STAR, 45, GOT JACK WHITEHALL TO WEAR A DRESS
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN David Walliams with Jack Whitehall for one of the sketches of his new series Why were you eager to return to sketch comedy with Walliams & Friend? I WANTED to reconnect with something purely comic. This show has no...
Defeat Leaves Mont with a Dose of Blues; UNDER-12 DIVISIONS
STAKEFORD Juniors defeated visitors Montagu and North Fenham Blues 2-0 in Division One - and in doing so leapfrogged their opponents in the table. Throckley Magpies maintained their impressive Division Two form and in defeating Newcastle Benfield...
England Need to Show 'Fight'
ENGLAND'S batsmen are under orders to show more "fight" after a costly session put them in big trouble against India on day two in the second Test. Assistant coach Paul Farbrace called for more resilience as he reflected on England's perilous 103...
En Route to A1 Upgrade; Road's Users Asked to Give Their Views on Options for Works
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno THOUSANDS of motorists will benefit from shorter journey times once work announced yesterday to take place on one of the region's busiest roads is completed....
Go on, Have Another 43 Years in Jail
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews PRISONERS in the North East are being subjected to "draconian punishments", campaigners say, with an increasing amount of extra time being added to misbehaving prisoners' sentences....
Has Midfielder's Run of Injuries Been Explained at Last? CATTERMOLE RECOVERING FROM CARTILAGE SURGERY
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sports writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHunterChron DAVID Moyes is praying Sunderland have finally got to the bottom of the injury problems which have dogged Lee Cattermole. The influential midfielder has this week...
Hat-Trick of Wins Is a Real Class Effort! SCHOOLS FOOTBALL
NORTHUMBERLAND Schools FA enjoyed triple success when they faced South Yorkshire in the Northern Counties Championship. Their under-18 boys and under-16 boys triumphed 7-3 and 3-1 respectively, while the under-16 girls prevailed 4-0. All three matches...
Hidden Health Battle of Star; SCARLETT AFFECTED BY BELL'S PALSY FOR 14 YEARS
Byline: Halina Watts SCARLETT Moffat has had everyone in stitches with her I'm A Celebrity jungle antics, however the County Durham lass has been bravely hiding her own health battle with Bell's palsy. The Gogglebox favourite, 25, was knocked...
Homes Plan to Include New Metro Stations; RAIL SOLUTION 'PREFERRED OPTION' IN BID TO BUILD 5,000 HOUSES IN NORTH TYNESIDE
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com @thesharminator TWO new Metro stations could be built under proposals put forward to cope with thousands more homes being built. Under North Tyneside Council's Local Plan, two sites...
I Have about 28 Check Shirts. Punters Think That They've Caught Me out If I Wear One Twice; as Dave Gorman Shares His Views on Life's Absurdities in the New Series of Modern Life Is Goodish. JEANANNE CRAIG Catches Up with the 45-Year-Old Comedian to Talk about Finding Inspiration, Becoming a Dad and Not Boring His Wife
You're four series in to Modern Life is Goodish now, is it difficult to find new material? WE ALWAYS start looking into it, going, 'Bloody hell, how are we going to do this?' and then by the end of the first couple of days [think], 'Oh it's alright,...
I'm Not Going to Spend a Million Dollars on a Ring. I'd Rather Have a Helicopter; Thriller Writer Patricia Cornwell Talks to HANNAH STEPHENSON about Plastic Surgery, Her Own Life Dramas and Turning 60
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON BLONDE, blue-eyed and toned, thanks to a strict exercise regime, Patricia Cornwell looks much younger than her 60 years. As one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with novels translated into 36 languages in more...
I've Enjoyed Creating a Family Show - I Really Can't Get Laughs like This with My Jokes; as Michael McIntyre's Big Show Returns for a Second Run, the Funny Man and Dad-of-Two Talks to GEMMA DUNN about Finding That Sweet Spot between Stand-Up and Saturday Night Family Viewing
Byline: GEMMA DUNN MICHAEL MCINTYRE has quite literally skipped his way to superstardom - and with continuing success, the much-loved comic is upping the pace. He reportedly pocketed a cool PS21 million from his biggest tour to date, 2012's Showtime...
Latest Titles
SWING TIME by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton, hardback PS18.99, ebook PS8.99) HHHH H ZADIE SMITH is so impressive as a human being - smart, witty and a tenured professor of fiction at New York University; her first novel, White Teeth, she wrote while...
Magpies Have to Turn Hostility to Their Advantage; LEEDS TEST WILL TELL RAFA A LOT SUPERMAC Shooting from the Lip
THE Jonjo Shelvey case has highlighted a few problems within football which have been there for years. Forget whether Shelvey was the abuser or being abused. Wolves claimed one, him the other. No, it is the overall situation I am talking about....
Masterminds
1. In theory the fewest number of strokes a player must make to win a tennis set is: 12; 16; 24; or 48? 2. Which hot sauce, first produced in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny, was originally sold in cologne bottles? 3. Petrology is the study of what? 4. The...
Memory of Tragic Pal Will Live on; Housemate of Student Killed in Accident Is Backing Trust
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.com @Hendrover DRAWING on the determination which saw him take part in a horseback expedition to Mongolia, Tomos Davies is rallying support for a trust fund set up in memory of a housemate who died...
Menace on Road Jailed; Driver with 108 Previous Convictions in Traffic Lights Crash
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt A MOTOR menace left himself badly injured when he smashed into a set of traffic lights - now he's been locked up for it. Serial offender Scott Miller should not have...
Mum Who Killed Baby Will Appeal; Argument on Point of Law
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com @KeiranSouthern THE mum of Gateshead toddler Liam Fee has been given permission to appeal against her murder conviction. Rachel Fee, 31, was told on Friday that her lawyers can...
Must-See Shows
DANCING Tonight, BBC1, 6.55pm IT'S time to pack up the glitter and costumes and board the Strictly bus to Blackpool. Many celebrities feel they will have done pretty well if they make it to the Tower Ballroom, a legendary venue in the dance world,...
Names in the Frame in the January Window Won't Be Big Names, Says Boss; BACK PAGE
Byline: LEE RYDER RAFA Benitez says Newcastle United will not be signing players this January just because they are a "big name." The Magpies have been linked with a possible move for former England international Steven Gerrard after his release...
New Layout for City Centre Road Finished; EURO-STYLE CYCLE LANE ADDITION SEES MIXED REACTIONS
Byline: Chris Knight Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight READERS have had a mixed reaction to the new-look John Dobson Street following the road's recent transformation. The cycle lane is now open, and Newcastle City Council...
New Tower Plans after Initial Refusal; 5 Things We Learned Yesterday
1 DEVELOPERS have submitted fresh plans to construct a 10-storey tower block in Newcastle, eight months after their original submission was rejected. Nixon Homes was refused permission to build a 269-bed scheme on St James's Boulevard in March of...
No Grudge Match but We Still Need to Beat Hull, Says Moyes
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND'S crucial game against Hull City is being built up as a grudge match between David Moyes and Tigers' boss Mike Phelan - but the Sunderland chief insists it is nothing of the sort. Phelan was Sir Alex Ferguson's...
No Plain Sale-Ing for Me
Byline: EMMA JOHNSON WELCOME to crazy land. Don't worry I am not about to engage you in political debate about Donald Trump. The crazy land I am talking about is the British high street where all sorts of bonkersness is about to be unleashed as...
One-Stop Shop for Mobility
TRAVEL Ability UK is a one-stop mobility shop for all of your disability needs. If the team hasn't got what you're looking for, the firm will try to order it in and, if it can't, it will make it especially for you. Choosing your mobility scooter...
Pencott Spells Double Trouble for Cram Boys; PIN POINT RECRUITMENT JUNIOR LEAGUE UNDER-16-17 DIVISIONS
NEWCASTLE City defeated Cramlington Town 2-1 at home in Division One of the Under-16 League James Pencott netted twice for City, Dan Stephenson claiming Town's goal. Montagu and North Fenham Blues picked up three points when efforts from Kane Gellately,...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE WELL, I can't believe this - my first festive column! We've a lot to talk about before it's time to pour Santa's sherry and defrost the turkey. I'm kicking off with drink-themed gift ideas (things I'd want as pressies, truth...
Raising Cash for Children in Need since 1980
Byline: NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON recalls the people and places of the North East EMAIL: david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, Nostalgia Editor, The Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED @DaveSMorton...
Revamp Gets under Way; PS45M REFURBISHMENT AT CIVIC CENTRE WILL GENERATE PS32M OF SAVINGS, SAY COUNCIL
Byline: DAN O'DONOGHUE Local Government Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com @DanChronicle A MULTI-MILLION pound refurbishment of Newcastle's Civic Centre is a quarter of the way through its first phase. The ambitious PS45million revamp began...
Roadworks: Things You Need to Know; QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON NORTH TYNESIDE JUNCTION
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com DRIVERS are bracing themselves for more motoring misery with the start of roadworks at another North Tyneside junction. The scheme to improve routes around the Holystone roundabout...
School Tests Are a Failure; System Is 'Not Fit for Purpose' - School Leaders
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 PRIMARY school headteachers in the North East have hit out at "damaging and counter-productive" Government-enforced tests for young children. In May, pupils in Years...
Seaside Town's New Prom Progress; DESIGNS FOR SEA DEFENCES GO TO PLANNING OFFICIALS
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com @thesharminator FRESH plans to reconstruct Whitley Bay's sea defences have moved another step forward. The project to strengthen and refurbish the Central Lower Promenade began in August...
Seriously Tasty; the Famously Intense Marcus Wareing May Have Mellowed but When It Comes to Food He's Still All Business, as CLAIRE SPREADBURY Discovers
Byline: CLAIRE SPREADBURY ARCUS Wareing is a serious chef. MWhether you've watched him on MasterChef, Great British Menu, or in one of his three restaurants, it's a word you'd definitely use to describe him. And he wouldn't disagree. "I am...
Setting out Their Stalls for Another Treat-Filled Run-Up to Christmas; the International Market in Newcastle Has Become Firmly Established on the City's Calendar. SAM WONFOR Looks at This Year's Offerings
WHEN it comes to signs in Newcastle that Christmas is on the way, Fenwick's window would probably sit at the top of tree. But while the Northumberland Street store's famous window offers a feast for the eyes and the ears - this year it's all about...
Seven Teams Still Have Hope of Claiming Duffy League Honours; SCHOOLS FOOTBALL
THREE of the four Newcastle Schools' Under-11 Leagues are all but finished for their winter breaks. The Duffy League has still one night to go, however, and there are still seven teams in with a chance of winning the title. Knoplaw are in second...
Should Rafa Give These Two Fresh Toon Deals? MUCH IMPROVED PAIR HAVE PROVED WORTH
Byline: JOHNGIBSON ALL right, lads and lasses. Here are two problems for you to solve. Would you give Yoan Gouffran a new contract? And what about Vurnon Anita? Both see their current deals expire at the end of this barnstorming season, have...
Smiling like a Cheshire Tabby Cat; HOLLYOAKS Channel 4
FORMER Dallas star Linda Gray made her UK soap debut this week when she turned up in Hollyoaks as Marnie's mother Tabby. The actress, 76, who is best known for playing Sue Ellen Ewing, the wife of Larry Hagman's infamous character JR Ewing in the 1980s...
Stevie G a Class Act but He Would Ruin Toon's Togetherness
Byline: LEERYDER Analysing life in Black & White FOR all the talk of Newcastle United being linked with a player like Steven Gerrard this week, something which should be equally as notable is the recognition of the Magpies finally looking like...
The Search Is on for Santa; Finding the Real Santa Claus Is the No 1 Priority When CLAIRE SPREADBURY Takes Her Daughter on a Magical Trip to Lapland
Byline: CLAIRE SPREADBURY Claire with her daughter Rosie on a reindeer safari AM knee deep in snow, slush pelting in my face and my six-year-old daughter, Rosie, is whimpering behind me. "You hate it, don't you?" asks Sebby, our guide. It's...
Three Cheers as Top Teams Are Victorious; UNDER-14 DIVISIONS
LEAGUE games went pretty much to form with the top three in Division One all winning. Newcastle City Milan eased past Montagu and North Fenham Blues. South Shields Santos enjoyed a home victory over Prudhoe YC Blues and Wallsend BC Yellows triumphed...
Traffic & Travel Update; Twitter: @Evening Chron Tel: 0191 201 6446 Email: Ec.News@ncjmedia.Co.UK Facebook: Facebook.Com/newcastlechronicle
BY CAR: A 30mph speed restriction is in place on the A1058 Coast Road in North Shields while roadworks are carried out. One lane will be closed on the A1 in Morpeth and a speed restriction of 40mph in place due to roadworks until December 15. ...
Traveller's Tails; Rhodri Barker Visits the Murcia Region of Spain and Has a Whale of a Time
AS THE huge tail fluke rose in the air and slid gracefully beneath the water, we thought ourselves lucky to have enjoyed some time with such an amazing creature. The sperm whale had caused much excitement when it appeared a couple of hours into...
Trending; Tanking
JK ROWLING IF WE were worth in excess of PS600m we would spend our days watching box sets from a bath of champagne being waited on by Michelin-star chefs. Instead Ms Rowling, right, is treating Harry Potter fans to five more magical movies beginning...
TV Choice
MICHAEL MCINTYRE'S BIG SHOW BBC1, 8.10pm The comedian's entertainment series returns, as Michael invites more stars to perform in front of a live audience at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. For this first edition, chart-topping, Grammynominated...
TV Films of the Week
1 BOYZ N THE HOOD Tonight, BBC2, 10.45pm JOHN SINGLETON'S debut blew audiences away when it was released in 1991, offering a gritty exploration of the social problems of the time. It also marked the beginning of a remarkable career for Cuba Gooding...
Victory at Last for Heed Starlets; YOUTH FOOTBALL
GATESHEAD Under-18s claimed their first victory of the season in emphatic fashion as they thrashed Altrincham Under-19s 7-3 at Hale Country Club. The result takes the young Heed side off the foot of the National Under-19 Alliance League table at...
Weigh in to Help out; TODAY WE TALK TO CUBE KIDS WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM
What will you do with this year's Wish money? We really need a new technique bar. We also need some more training plates which are Olympic sized. We have the children uniformed at competitions so we will help pay for this when families can't...
Will This Be Christmas? ARE WE DUE FIRST DECEMBER 25 SNOW SINCE 2010?
COULD your dreams of a white Christmas become a reality? It's only mid-November but the signs of the season are already in the air. Fenwick's window has unveiled its Beatrix Potter Christmas window theme, festive lights have been switched on around...
Winter Is Coming; ...So Now Is the Time to Properly Prepare Your Garden for the Cold Days Ahead of Us
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney NOW the temperature is dropping, we are all desperately digging out our woolly hats, scarves and gloves. But it's not just us needing to cover up for winter - our gardens need serious preparation, too. By not...
Your Local Chemists
NEWCASTLE: Boots, 140 West Road, 8.45am to 5.30pm closed Sunday; Boots, Eldon Square, 6pm. Superdrug, Eldon Square to Superdrug, Northumberland Street, to 5.30pm; 293-295 Chillingham Rd, Heaton, to 6.30pm; 41-47 Boots, St George's Terrace, Jesmond,...
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