Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from July 22, 2017

12 Brilliant Holiday Reads; ARE YOU LYING COMFORTABLY IN A SUNNY SPOT ON THE BEACH? THEN WE'LL BEGIN
ONE of the best things about going on holiday is getting to catch up on all those talked-about books you haven't read yet. Whether you're a Kindle addict or prefer the real thing there's something to suit all tastes in our round-up. TOP PICKS...
30 Years of Success on Tyneside; in Brief
EXCAVATOR manufacturer Komatsu has celebrated the 30th anniversary of its North East factory by welcoming back a former colleague who now heads up the global company. To celebrate the plant's milestone, employees and delegates from the company's...
ARE YOU CHEWIE ON THE INSIDE; PAUL COLE Discovers Whether He Has Wookie, Jawa or Gungan Roots at the O2's Star Wars Identities Exhibition
Byline: PAUL COLE ALLOW me to introduce myself. I'm Senator Paul from Kashyyyk. Yes, you know. Kashyyyk, the planet in the south-western quadrant of the galaxy. Covered in wroshyr trees and homeworld of the wookies. The Empire knows it as G5-623....
A Trip Not to Be Mythed; MARION McMULLEN Sets Sail on Her First Cruise to Go Islandhopping in Greece in Search of the Truth Behind the Myths
Byline: MARION McMULLEN THE sound of Celine Dion belting out the Titanic film theme My Heart Will Go On at full volume is not really what I expected to hear on boarding a cruise ship. But I was quickly assured that it was a hugely popular song...
Aviation Minister Is Foggy on Air Passenger Duty
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews AVIATION Minister Lord Callanan was unwilling to give assurances on air passenger duty at Newcastle International Airport saying he would 'see what happens in Scotland first.'....
Blown Away by Atomic Charlize
Byline: EMMA JOHNSON IHAVE recently been giving serious consideration to baring my mid-riff. Not on the beach or at the gym - but IRL as the kids say ('in real life'). Maybe to go out for dinner or clubbing. Don't blame me, blame Maria Grazia...
Bookies' View
THE Open golf championship is not the only major sporting occasion on the Lancashire coast this weekend with the start of the BetVictor World Matchplay darts in Blackpool tonight. Phil Taylor has won the Matchplay title no less than 15 times during...
Challenges at This Club Realistic, Says Grayson
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SAFC writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON SIMON Grayson relishes the challenge of turning Sunderland's fortunes around - and is convinced he is the man to get the club back on track. New boss Grayson has walked...
Community Raises PS5,000 to Save Their Lollipop Warden; Council Hope Others Will Follow Suit
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno THESE children jump for joy after a community raised thousands of pounds to save their threatened lollipop warden. Newcastle City Council is set to axe 53...
Double Handful
Byline: John Shaw's racing betting column in association with HE Weatherby's Super Sprint is the type of race you can analyse for hours on end and still be none the wiser as to who will be the winner. The weights are determined by the sales price...
Dozens Subjected to Acid Attacks in Region; PCC CALLS FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS ON CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES
Byline: SARA NICHOL and ROB GRANT Reporters sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol10 ACID attacks have claimed dozens of victims across the North East, new figures have revealed. Northumbria Police recorded 63 crimes, which involved the perpetrator...
Durham Cup Hopes over after Defeat; UNDER-15 CRICKET
DURHAM Under-15s chances of progressing in the ECB County Cup were dashed when they went down by six wickets to hosts Scotland, writes SAM BLACKLOCK. Durham won the toss and elected to bat, getting off to a flyer as Miles Birbeck notched a quickfire...
England 'Can Be Best Team in the World'
ENGLAND manager Mark Sampson is confident the Lionesses will thrive under the growing pressure and expectation upon them at the Women's European Championship. A stunning 6-0 victory over Scotland on Wednesday saw England back up their pre-tournament...
Everton Are Flashing the Cash While Toon Count the Pennies; RAFA MUST BE ENVIOUS
Byline: SUPERMAC Shooting from the lip RAFA Benitez managed Liverpool with great distinction and still lives in the city. However, he must be casting envious eyes across Stanley Park to Everton right now. Because here is a club of similar...
Farming Group Hits out at Kielder Forest Lynx
A FARMING group has spoken out against plans to introduce lynx into Northumberland's Kielder Forest. Earlier this week, the Lynx UK Trust submitted an application to Natural England to bring six of the wild cats, pictured, from Sweden to Northumberland...
Fears Eyesore Building 'Unsafe' 'Sizeable' Gap Spotted in the Structure
Byline: SEAN SEDDON Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com @seddonnews FEARS have emerged over the safety of a crumbling eyesore on a Tyneside high street. Situated at the far end of Gateshead High Street, away from the recently-completed Trinity...
Feast of Racing - on a Day Fit for Heroes; Redcar Hosts Help for Heroes Event
REDCAR stages another feast for punters tomorrow as the course pays tribute to the country's military heroes. Tomorrow's meeting will feature a parade of military personnel and an exit collection for the Help For Heroes charity. On the track,...
Getting Wild at the Rovers? CORONATION STREET ITV
THERE was a time when it seemed unlikely we'd ever see a Battersby with their name above the Rovers' door. But that's exactly what happens this week, and Toyah is hoping it will be a fresh start in more ways than one as she tells Peter she has a good...
Halo, Halo, Halo. Foodbank Angels; Cadets Step in to Help Those in Need after Charity Hit
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@trinitymirror.com POLICE cadets arrested a disaster when they stepped in to save a raidhit food bank. Volunteers at the Newcastle West End Foodbank discovered it had been targeted by thieves who caused thousands...
How to Copy the Vertical Planting Trend; Jobs for the Week
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney by Hannah Stephenson NOW a regular feature of horticultural shows, these green walls of foliage create colour and form an otherwise uninteresting backdrops. While some designers make vertical gardens look...
I'm Happy Here - and I Will Give Everything While with United; Lee Ryder Talks to Serb Striker about Future
ALEKSANDAR Mitrovic has revealed his preference is to stay at Newcastle United this summer. Earlier this year the club's chief scout Graham Carr, the man who signed Mitrovic, had suggested to the club that the striker was worth persevering with...
Is It a Bird.Is It a Plane.? No, It's Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight THOSE magnificent men in their flying machines took to the skies to put on a heaven-sent display at the annual Sunderland International Airshow. The spectacular free...
It's Time to Slam in Some Ham; Accies Look Best Value for Fans in 11-2 Cup Bet
Byline: MR FIXIT PAUL JAIN@MRFIXITSTIPS TWO rounds of the Betfred Cup have produced betting heaven and hell. Welcome to the new season. Last Saturday only one favourite (Partick Thistle) failed to win and I posted 13-2 and 13-10 winners. It...
I Would Rather Stab My Thigh with a Biro Than Cry. as We're Filming; WHAT MAKES DAVINA MCCALL START SOBBING? MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT THE EMOTIONAL STORIES BEHIND THE NEW SERIES OF LONG LOST FAMILY PICK OF THE WEEK LONG LOST FAMILY Wednesday, ITV, 9pm
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN Do you have to fight back the tears filming Long Lost Family? YEAH, I often find it very difficult and it's usually when I've said something and someone has a really, really big outburst. That's when I think, 'Oh my god,...
Lake Drama Goes Darker and Deeper; Writer-Director Jane Campion Is Back with a Second Series of Top of the Lake. She and Stars Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie and Jane's Daughter Alice Englert Talk to KATE WHITING about Female Friendship, Sneaking into Brothels and Working with Mum
Byline: KATE WHITING Detective Robin Griffin (played by Elisabeth Moss) returns for a new series of Top Of The Lake JANE CAMPION - giggly, warm and quietly glamorous - is describing how she and Ari Kleiman, co-director of Top Of The Lake: China...
Maggies Just Divine in Sprint; Fahey's Flying Filly Is the Path to Punting Heaven in Newbury Showpiece Simcock Filly Can Leave 'Em High and Dry
Byline: GARRY owen MAGGIES ANGEL can wing it for Richard Fahey in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury. The handler has landed this huge prize twice in recent years and has another big chance with this filly who bolted up on her debut at Ripon...
Martin Makes Move for Europe Cup; BASKETBALL
SCOTT Martin will not be returning to play for Newcastle Eagles next season after the forward joined Czech Republic side BK JIP Pardubice. The news comes as a blow to the Eagles, for whom 6ft 8in Martin, pictured below, has starred for the past...
Masterminds
1. Dwayne Johnson is better known by which nickname? 2. Name the voice actor most famous for Winnie the Pooh, Kaa in Jungle Book, and Mr Stork in Dumbo. 3. Which caves are a Site of Special Scientific Interest, near Wells in Somerset? 4. In woodwork,...
Mint SOURCE; THEY TASTE GOOD, SMELL GOOD AND CAN LOOK STUNNING IN YOUR BORDERS. SO MAYBE IT'S THYME YOU CONSIDERED A HERB GARDEN
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney ERBS are the very heart of cooking - but they can also be a key ingredient in your garden design. HThere's nothing like opening your back door and snipping fresh mint for your roast lamb, some gorgeous basil...
Must-See Shows
PITCH BATTLE Tonight, BBC1, 7.25pm THE grand final of the singing contest arrives, as Mel Giedroyc assembles the six most successful entrants for their final performances. Gareth Malone and Kelis assess each group's skills, and for this last round,...
New Boss Knows the Score in Second Tier; O'SHEA SAYS MANAGER'S EXPERIENCE WILL BE KEY
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SAFC writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON JOHN O'Shea says new boss Simon Grayson's Championship experience will be invaluable as Sunderland bid for a rapid return to the Premier League. The Black Cats' squad...
Our Architects Are World-Class
Byline: COREENA FORD Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk @Scoopford TYNESIDE architects Faulkner-Browns has been named on the list of the best building designers in the world for a second year running, after making the finals of the World...
Pair Jailed for Attack on Busy Metro Train; ARGUMENT ESCALATED INTO BLOODY ASSAULT IN PUBLIC VIEW
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt SHOCKING scenes of violence erupted on a Metro at rush hour as petty squabbling ended in bloodshed. Thomas Tams and Callum McAlpine had been travelling with victim...
Party Girl Died Just Four Months Later
Byline: SARA NICHOL Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol10 A WOMAN punched tragic Caitlain Wright and left her with a missing tooth four months before she died. Georgia Watler assaulted the 17-year-old at a house party, although the...
PS75m Man Has the Luk of Golden Boot Winner
ROMELU LUKAKU has marked his arrival at Man United with goals in his first two games. The PS75million signing from Everton has settled in nicely and Jose Mourinho is delighted with his capture. S Lukaku netted against Man City in Houston yesterday...
Putting Best Fut Forward; KIDS GETTING BIG KICK OUT OF SESSIONS FUTSAL
FOOTBALL coaches want to revive the sport of futsal in the North East, believing hundreds of schoolchildren could improve their ball skills as a result. The five-a-side sport was relaunched this month with Sunderland College becoming a centre for...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE THERE'S a name that crops up quite a lot when I'm reading about wine, at wine tastings, drinking wine and generally being a wine geek. The name is Jean-Claude Mas and it's highly likely you'll have seen the brand he represents...
Revealed: My Fight for Life; Survivor Opens Up about Her Disease on Lifeline Documentary
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno BRAIN tumour survivor Angela Conway will bravely open up about her battle on a national TV show. Tomorrow Angela Conway is set to appear on BBC One's Lifeline...
Roddy, Steady, Cook. Food Writer Rachel Roddy Talks to ELLA WALKER about the Inspiration Behind Her New Cookbook and Why Sharing Meals and Recipes Is So Personal
Byline: ELLA WALKER RACHEL RODDY has recently been showered in trophies, winning two at the 2017 Guild of Food Writers Awards. But flicking through the 44-year-old food blogger and columnist's new cookbook, Two Kitchens, she already seems to have...
Sacriston Not Saved by Bell as Boldon Win; UNDER-18 CRICKET
SACRISTON entertained Boldon in Division One of the Durham Cricket Board Under-18 League. They decided to bat first, scoring a healthy 145-6 thanks to a brilliant knock of 80 from Solomon Bell from 51 balls - including 11 fours and a six. However,...
Safety First for New Plan
NEWCASTLE United fans will be able to walk on traffic-free roads outside St James' Park on matchdays after plans to block vehicles were revealed. Several roads outside St James' Park will be closed off to motorists before and after home games, when...
Security at St James' on Matchdays to Be Stepped Up after Attacks; Roads to Be Closed in Bid to Safeguard Supporters
Byline: TOM EDEN Reporter tom.eden@ncjmedia.com @TomEden11 TERRORIST attacks in London, Nice and Berlin have prompted a major change to matchday security around St James' Park. Following terror attacks in recent years roads surrounding Newcastle...
Show a Degree of Suspicion about It; Warning at 'University' Website Taking Payments
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty NEWCASTLE University's name and logo may have been hijacked by a scam website. The university has issued a warning after becoming aware the apparent fraudsters...
Sisters with 100% Attendance Record Are in Different Class
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 THESE dedicated sisters are celebrating an impressive achievement: making it through their entire school careers without missing a single day. Between them, that's...
Slave Trade Raids - 14 So Far Arrested in Police Swoops; in Brief
A TOTAL of 14 people have now been arrested in connection with a large-scale investigation into modern day slavery across the North East. The arrests have been made as part of Operation Kestrel, which is targeting foreign criminals and immigration...
Strikes Me Toon Are in Dire Need of Firepower; Rafa Must Be Given Cash to Bring in a Top-Class Hit Man
Byline: JOHNGIBSON IT'S like buses, isn't it? None come along for an age then two turn up at once. So it has been with Newcastle's signings in this summer of frustration. We wait and wait amid a growing drought, then this week two guys fly...
The Getaway Is Now Underway; Busiest Day of the Year at Newcastle Airport
Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight SUNSEEKERS flocked to Newcastle International Airport on the busiest day of the year as the great summer gateway got underway. The school holidays are now upon us,...
They Thought They'd Got Away with It - Uintil This Happened! Cold Case Swoop on Those They Want for Past Crimes
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty THEY may have thought they'd got away with it - but police have been catching up with suspected criminals on their 'most wanted' list. Officers from Northumbria...
Tiny's Top Award No Small Achievement!
TINY Woods Academy won Best Youth Community Group at the Amble Town Council Awards in recognition of its valuable contribution to the community. The Academy offers top-class coaching for football-mad youngsters in Northumberland. Director Josh Rutherford...
Travel Newslatest Travel Advice, Offers and News; Latest Travel Advice, Offers and News
CHECKOUT THIS FOR AN INNOVATION THERE'S nothing more irritating than getting to your hotel room only to find your magnetic card key won't let you in because you've put it next to your mobile phone. Hilton Hotels have come up with solution - by installing...
Trending
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE SHE may be just two years old but the youngest of the Cambridge children, right, stole the spotlight from her parents and her cheeky little brother George as William and Kate toured Poland and Berlin. Talk about her royal cuteness......
TV Films of the Week
1 EAGLE EYE Tonight, BBC1, 10.40pm AN INVISIBLE puppet master with the voice of actress Julianne Moore abuses technology that monitors our every move for nefarious purposes. Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) both receive...
Tyneside's Prodigal Son Aims to Open Floodgates of Success; HOME TEAM RETURN FOR TOBY
Byline: SEAN MCCORMICK Sports writer sean.mccormick@trinitymirror.com @S_McCormick95 IT HAS been nine years since Toby Flood last wore the Newcastle Falcons jersey. During his time away he has won three Premiership titles and one Anglo-Welsh...
United Get Their Man as Signing Fires Jibe at Rival Cats
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder NEWCASTLE United new boy Javier Manquillo says he is joining the "biggest club in the North East" after playing for Sunderland last season. The 23-year-old has completed...
Weekend Greyhounds
TODAY NEWCASTLE (BAGS) 2.24 (480m): Queenies Ace, Woodys Harry, Cabin Fever, Mill Yolanda, Mustang Carla, Alnwick Rose. 2.42 (480m): Late Riser, Dipton Maestor, Tullymurry Idaho, Newlawn Renee, Nothing Ventured, Queenies Vinny (W). 2.58 (480m):...
What Became of the Schoolkids of 1979? THE CLASSES OF ST PETER'S, GATESHEAD
MEET not just the class of 1979 - but meet the classes of 1979. These line-up photographs were taken in June of that year at St Peter's RC Primary School on Dryden Road, Low Fell, Gateshead. The children will all be in their mid to late-40s today....
Your Next 48 Hours North EastHot List
Balloonatics The Stand Award-nominated Scottish comedian Chris Henry comes to town today with a family-friendly show that is all set to go with a bang. From 12.30pm, he will be launching a nonsense-packed hour featuring balloons and plenty of laughter....
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