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 January 19, 2017

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Centre for Life Lego fans can enjoy a brand new exhibition at the Centre for Life which features some of the region's iconic landmarks. Local Lego enthusiast, Steve Mayes, has perfected the art of replicating real buildings in Lego bricks, and has...
A Barefoot Boy on Grainger Street in 1900; FAMOUS NEWCASTLE LOCATION ON A BUSY DAY 117 YEARS AGO
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...
Access Row at NHS Meeting; Disabled Campaigner Unable to Take Part in Public Event
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON A DISABLED health campaigner has hit out after wheelchair users were "excluded" from an NHS consultation meeting because of a lack of access. Chris Turner, who...
A Drop of Winter Wonder; BRIGHT WHITE FLOWERS WILL GIVE YOUR GARDEN A BURST OF LIGHT DURING THE LONG, DARK MONTHS
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With Diarmuid Gavin AS I write this under bright sunshine and blue skies, one ear is cocked for the weather forecast in case there are signs of snow. I'm one of those people who gets excited by the prospect, for a few days anyway,...
All That Glisters. Even the Super-Rich Can't Afford to Furnish Their Mansions with Solid Gold Furnishings. That's Where the Gilding Process Comes In
ISUPPOSE the Pharaohs and the Aztecs started the golden ball rolling but centuries later, what used to be the symbol of absolute wealth and power has been take over by countless pop stars, Columbian drug barons and various political megalomaniacs....
Also Showing
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (15) HHHHH LEE Chandler (Casey Affleck) works as a janitor in a small apartment building. It's an unedifying existence and Lee unfairly channels his resentment at the tenants. Out of the blue, Lee receives a telephone call from...
Among the Winners at Southwell
AMONG ANGELS can reverse recent form with Call Out Loud and snap a losing streak that covers the best part of two years by lifting the Betway Handicap at Southwell. The five-year-old has not got his head in front since April 2015 but has shaped...
Andros Might End Up Back on Tyneside; BACK PAGE
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer @lee_ryder NEWCASTLE United are ready to offer Andros Townsend an escape from his Crystal Palace nightmare. The winger's move to Selhurst Park has proved to be a massive disappointment for the ex-Tottenham...
Best of the Rest
Byline: today's tv With Sara Wallis JACK DEE'S INAUGURATION HELPDESK BBC2, 10pm CONSIDERING what is about to happen tomorrow - namely that Donald Trump will officially become US President - we certainly need to hang on to our sense of humour. ...
By George, Relegation Scrap Holds No Fears for Honeyman; CATS' STARLET KEEN TO SEIZE HIS FIRST-TEAM OPPORTUNITY
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sports writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON GEORGE Honeyman insists there will be no fear factor for him if he is thrown into Sunderland's Premier League survival campaign. The 22-year-old made his first senior...
Courts in Brief
CASES heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court between January 5 and 11. Gary Ward, 29, of Rochdale Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of wine worth PS2.79 on December 15. He was ordered to pay PS2.79 compensation. John Barrass,...
Dark Side of Glenn's Groove; MICK BURGESS CHATS TO GLENN HUGHES AHEAD OF HIS GIG AT NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE ON FRIDAY
Are you looking forward to touring here again? It's always a pleasure playing in the UK and I'm really looking forward to breaking out the new songs. I live in America most of the time now so coming home to England is something I love to do so I'm...
Deaths
LAW JOHN (Walker). In hospital unexpectedly on January 6th aged 86 years. John a beloved brother, uncle, great uncle and great great uncle. Funeral service at West Road Crematorium on Friday 27th January at 12.00noon. Family and friends please meet...
Deaths
ARMSTRONG AUDREY (Prudhoe). Peacefully in Red Brick House Care Home, Prudhoe on 15th January 2017 aged 97 years, Audrey nee Walker. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving Mam of Hazel, Grandma of Beverley, Brian and Alan. Devoted Great Gran of Emily...
Debutants Get a Chance - but Shelvey Shines; Chris Waugh - What We Learned from Cup Win
JONJO Shelvey produced a masterclass on his return to the Newcastle United side to inspire the Magpies to a 3-1 replay victory over Birmingham City and set-up a FA Cup fourth-round tie with Oxford United. The 24-year-old had been out of the team...
Defoe 'Is One of the Best in the Business'
Byline: SEAN MCCORMICK FORMER Sunderland defender Wes Brown has labelled striker Jermain Defoe as 'one of the best professionals I have ever seen'. The 37-year-old played alongside Defoe for 18 months at the Stadium of Light before he was released...
DVD RELEASES Three to See; Missed It at the Cinema or on TV? We Round Up the Best DVD Releases of the Week
Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, left MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (12) HHH HH ADAPTED from the debut novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is an entertaining and briskly paced adventure with some lip-smacking...
Epinay Sixth Form
EPINAY BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE School now officially has its own sixth form, following a two-year pilot of post-16 provision in partnership with South Tyneside College, offering extended school places for young people aged 16 to 18 years of age. Epinay...
Extracurricular Clubs. All of Which Enrich Young People's Lives and Headteacher's 10/10
School Assembly with Mr Rue 1. How long have you been headteacher? I have only been Executive Head Teacher for 1 full week, I am also Head Teacher at Park View school in South Tyneside. 2. What do you like best about working with students from Epinay...
Get Your Finances Fit for 2017; WE ALL LIKE TO START THE NEW YEAR WITH GOOD INTENTIONS. VICKY SHAW OFFERS SOME TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU CARRY OUT A FINANCIAL DETOX
GETTING into simple habits which can help to save a little bit of cash here and there can soon add up. |in Even if you aren't expecting to get much of a pay rise this year, there might be other ways that you can make some more room in your budget....
Greyhounds
NEWCASTLE 18.39 (480m): Friday's Mo Chara, Crooks Gladiator, Target Primrose, Bloodstream, Bramble Ri, Oor Heather (W). 18.56 (480m Handicap): Hanora's Gale (15), Swift Regent (13), Steel Twirl (7), Woody's Bahama (5), Jumeirah Diamond (3), All...
Homes under the Hammer; HOUSES BUILT ON OLD MINES SET TO BE DEMOLISHED New-Build Homes Were Affected by Mine Subsidence
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com BRICK by brick, these newly-built family homes are to come down after they began sinking into old mine workings. The damage was discovered at the houses, which change hands for about...
HOW TO HAGGLE... Tips on Getting JAMES WALKER CONSUMER RIGHTS CHAMPION TIPS ON GETTING IT RIGHT
WE all love a good bargain, but there's something about the thought of haggling for a better deal in a shop that fills most Brits with dread. Yet according to a recent survey nearly two-thirds of people who tried haggling got a result - so if you're...
Is It Just Dirty Tricks? PICK OF THE DAY Horizon: Clean Eating - the Dirty Truth BBC2, 9pm
Byline: today's tv With Sara Wallis QUINOA, kale and flax seeds - yes, yes, we know it's all better for us than a Big Mac and large fries. But can this food actually improve our health? Is living on a diet that bans eating peanut butter straight...
Isn't It Time We Had a Night Bus as Well? STUDENT'S PETITION FOR AREA SHE SAYS IS LEFT OUT
Byline: Chris Knight Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight CALLS have been made to reconnect "cut-off" areas of South Tyneside after dark. Adele Smith, of South Shields, regularly commutes for her studies and her role as a...
Joe Is Given a Halpin Hand in Bid for Medal; JUNIOR ATHLETICS
GATESHEAD'S Joe Halpin led the region's medal charge on the opening day of the Northern Athletics Start Fitness-supported Indoor Track and Field Championships in Sheffield, writes BILL McGUIRK. However, Halpin was fortunate in his bid to retain...
'Life Is Now Worry-Free' Dot, 73, Says Moving to an Anchor Retirement Property Has Made Her Happier Than Ever
When Dot Brown moved into her retirement apartment at Osborne House in Wallsend seven years ago, it was the realisation of a long-held dream. In the years leading up to her retirement, Dot, 73, had worked as a home care worker and often visited...
Lion Could Be King at the Oscars; Extraordinary True-Life Odyssey Packs an Emotional Punch LION (PG) HHHH H
HOME is where the heart is, but when memories of that place of sanctuary are cruelly stolen at an early age, can you truly be at peace? One man's extraordinary true-life odyssey - to locate the birth mother and older brother he lost at the age of five...
Mine of Info for Gamers; POPULAR EVENT RETURNING FOR THIRD YEAR
Byline: Gordon Barr What's On Editor gordon.barr@ncjmedia.co.uk @GORDONBARRCHRON Unofficial Minecraft event Nethermined, which is coming to Newcastle Students Union AN unofficial Minecraft event is set to take Newcastle by storm - and it's not just...
My Crash Would've Killed Me without Air Heroes
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno MIRACLE man Ryan Lee said he is lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash left his body a shattered wreck. Ryan suffered life-changing injuries after crashing...
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy JACKIE (15) HHH HH TOWARDS the conclusion of Chilean director Pablo Larrain's unconventional biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy, the former first First Lady muses on the celebrity that consumed her. "I never wanted fame,"...
Princely Rewards for Winning Ideas; 5 Things We Learned Yesterday
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD Business editor graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk 1 City centre pub The Union Rooms has been sold to new owners and will close its doors for good as a Wetherspoon venue next month. Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is understood...
Return of Shelvey Ensures No Cup Blues for Magpies; JONJO PULLS THE STRINGS AS UNITED BOOK TRIP TO OXFORD
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief sports writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder NEWCASTLE United negotiated a path to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the second time of asking against Birmingham City. On a night when Rafa Benitez handed first-team...
School Defends Use of CCTV in Toilets; PARENTS UNEASY OVER USE OF NEW CAMERAS
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 MUMS and dads have been left horrified after CCTV cameras were installed in a Tyneside school's toilets. Excelsior Academy in Newcastle, said the step was taken after...
Suicide Verdict for Man Found under City Bridge; DECEASED SPARKED THREE-DAY HUNT BY POLICE
Byline: BARBARA HODGSON Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk @BarbaraHodgson5 A VERDICT of suicide has been recorded on a man found dead under a Newcastle bridge following a long history of mental health problems, drug and alcohol abuse. Earlier,...
Sunday's League and Cup Fixtures
NORTH EAST SUNDAY LEAGUE Premier Division: Rising Sun v Blakelaw SC; Springbank SC v Benwell Sports; Walker Jubilee v Blue Star. B Division: Blakelaw Towers v Westerhope Excelsior; Daisy Hill East End v Gosforth Empire; Hillheads v Peregrine; Lemington...
The Holiday's over for Trio; JAIL FOR P&O STAFF WHO SMUGGLED IN PS23M WORTH OF COCAINE
Byline: KEIRAN SOUTHERN Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com @KeiranSouthern TWO P&O crewmates have been jailed for 16 years for using lax customs checks on a PS90m luxury North Sea cruise ship to smuggle PS23 million of Class A drugs...
Two Open Shore Competitions Reeled in an Excellent Entry of Anglers; SEA ANGLING
Byline: SAM HARRIS THE 40th Penn Amble Open Shore Competition was held on Sunday along the North East coast. There was an excellent entry of 502 rods, of which 101 weighed in 286lb of codling and flatfish. The heaviest single fish was taken...
United Rated
Byline: LEE RYDER Matz Sels Did not look convincing as Birmingham piled the pressure on late in the game. DeAndre Yedlin You are always guaranteed a shift from the US international and he worked his socks off before being preserved for the weekend....
University Academic Unrest; CLAIM NEW WORKLOAD CALCULATOR IS CAUSING STRESS
NORTHUMBRIA University is facing a backlash from academics over changes which they say have increased stress and left nearly half of staff looking for new jobs. In a staff survey, 48% of those who responded said they would seek new work within the...
Unsolved Crimes Are Never Closed.Help Us Crack Them
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter Keiran.Southern@trinitymirror.com @KeiranSouthern Gerry Tilmouth who's sister Alexis Taylor, 35 was involved in a hit and run on Churchill Street, Wallsend RAPES, an aggravated burglary and a terrifying bank raid...
Wartime Pillbox Is Revealed on Beach
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno REVEALED after lying hidden for decades, the remains of this World War Two pillbox were uncovered by high tides. The abandoned wartime defence was built against...
'We Didn't Want Tourists to Be Scared'
Byline: CATHERINE WYLIE Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.com TOUR operators wanted to increase security in Sousse before 38 people were killed in the terrorist atrocity, but did not want holidaymakers to be "scared by seeing an army of police", an...
You Seemed to Think She Was There to Be Attacked by You; Violent Bully Hit Girlfriend with a Bat and His Fists
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt VIOLENT bully Michael Connon left his long-term partner fearing he would kill her after she was subjected to attacks with a baseball bat and his fists. The domestic...
Youth Centre Closure U-Turn
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno PLANS to axe a youth centre which has stood at the heart of a community for more than half a century have been shelved. Grant Davey, the leader of Northumberland...
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