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 October 19, 2017

50 Years Ago, the Tyne Tunnel Opened; THE QUEEN PERFORMED CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 1967
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...
A Comedy of Terrors
THE DEATH OF STALIN (15) HHHH H GLASGOW-BORN writerdirector Armando Iannucci continues to make hay from the grubby business of politics in The Death Of Stalin. Set in 1953 Moscow, this delicious, razor-sharp satire builds on the giddy success of...
All Sunday's League and Cup Fixtures
STANDARD SECURITY BLYTH AND WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE NFA Sunday Cup - quarter-final: Amble Tavern v Newcastle Westfield Social; Blakelaw Social v Ashington RAOB. George Davison Cup - round two: Bedlington FC Sunday v High Street Blyth; Whitehouse Ashington...
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PREVIEW: GEOSTORM (12A) IN THE near future, Earth has been devastated by a series of natural catastrophes, which have resulted in the deaths of millions of people. Governments around the world pool resources to create a state-ofthe-art defence system...
Anniversary Offer for Hall; VISITORS CAN DECIDE TO PAY WHAT THEY WANT
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Environment Editor tony.hendersone@ncjmedia.com @Hendrover ARRIVALS at a North East heritage site will be asked to decide for themselves what their visit is worth. The 'pay what you want' admission offer will be part of...
Another Northern Airport Is Bought by AMP; Deal by Part Owner of Newcastle May Attract Competition Probe
Byline: COREENA FORD Reporter THE Australian investment group which owns almost half of Newcastle Airport has bought another airport in the North. AMP Capital, which took a 49% stake in Newcastle Airport in 2012, has become the outright owner...
Arriva Should Not Ignore Safety
DURING the current strikes on Arriva Northern trains the company is handing out leaflets to passengers at stations saying "Modernising your train journey means making changes to how we support our customers, including the conductor's role." The...
Atsu Vows to 'Work Hard' for Magpies
Byline: ANDREW MUSGROVE @ADMUSGROVE CHRISTIAN Atsu has vowed to keep on 'working hard' and help Newcastle United push on after an impressive start to life back in the Premier League. Rafa Benitez's side sit in the top ten with 11 points from...
Bede's Nokuphila Expedition
IN JULY 2017, six students from the Academy took the fourteen hour journey from Newcastle Airport to Johannesburg. The first day consisted of a BBQ which was organised by families that attend the CCM church group. Later that evening the students visited...
Bede Was Alive with the Sound of Music
OCTOBER 2017 saw students take to the stage in Bede's eighth production, The Sound of Music. After the huge success of Les Miserables, it was a daunting prospect for all involved, as comparisons between the two would inevitably be drawn. One challenge...
Best of the Rest
PAUL O'GRADY: FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS ITV, 8.30pm PAUL O'GRADY is like the dog whisperer - it's no wonder, the presenter admits he prefers animals to humans. Paul and Wilma Back for another series from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the self-confessed...
Comedy Club Set for Its Debut Night
Byline: BARBARA HODGSON STAND-UP favourite Lee Kyle is set to score a whole new set of fans as he helps to launch a comedy club in Gateshead. The comedian will be taking to the stage in Low Fell this November for the first of what are hoped to...
Credit Cards and Making Sure You Are Covered; CONSUMER RIGHTS CHAMPION
Byline: JAMES WALKER I'VE spoken to lots of people over the past few weeks who are worried about businesses going bust. From big airlines to retailers, it can be a real worry if you've handed over your hard-earned money only for the business to...
Deaths
BLADES DENNIS (Newcastle). Passed away on 7th October 2017 aged 82 years, Dennis. Will be sadly missed by daughter Margaret, son Denny, grandsons Daniel and Luca, great grandchildren Izzy and Isaac. Funeral service to be held at The West Road Crematorium...
Doubles All Round to Cheer Anglers; GAME ANGLING
Byline: DAVID CARRICK IT has been a case of doubles galore this week from local stillwaters. Angler of the week was Morpeth's John Williams who landed two specimen rainbow trout in excess of 20lb at Thrunton Trout Fishery. These specimens were...
El of a Bet at Newcastle
JOHN GOSDEN'S team is gearing up for a big weekend with Cracksman leading the charge on Champions Day and Eldritch can give the yard a nice little boost with victory at Newcastle. Clearly the Bowburn Hotel Handicap is some way beneath Saturday's...
Family on a Mission to Carry on Brave Mum's Good Work
Byline: JONATHON MANNING Reporter jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com @JONNYAMANNING SHE was the amazing mum who brought two miracles into the world. But, despite never giving up, Janine McMullen lost her battle with cancer at the age of just...
Food That Warms the Heart and Soul; the Northumberland Arms the Peth, West Thirston, Felton GPS: NE65 9EE, Tel: 01670 787 370 Email: Thenorthumberlandarmsfelton@gmail.com Open 7 Days a Week Noon to 11pm (10.30Pm Sundays) BY WILL METCALFE
MUCH is made about the connection between sense and memory - there are those that would tie the sound of church bells to their wedding day or the taste of tomato soup to a week before payday. But even through this flippancy there is a connection. ...
FORGET Talk of Club Being Up for Sale and FOCUS on FOOTBALL - Rafa's Message to His Players and Toon Army
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief sports writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @Lee_Ryder RAFA Benitez has urged players and fans to concentrate on what happens on the pitch at Newcastle United. The Magpies are now officially up for sale but Benitez has urged...
Good Catches Reported before High Winds Deal a Blow to Offshore Sport; SEA ANGLING
Byline: SAM HARRIS SOME decent fish were taken last weekend before the gales put a stop to things. Allan Skinner, with the "JFK Two" out of the Tyne had over 50 fish on the Saturday - a mixed bag of ling and cod. Among the catch were four double-figure...
GORDON'S COCAINE CRUSADE; PICK OF THE DAY Gordon Ramsay on cocaineITV, 9pm
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has long since been aware of the cocaine epidemic in Britain, having seen it quite early on in his career. He says: "I've been served it. I've been given it. I've had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil...
Grow Apples with Ease; as Fruit-Lovers Celebrate Harvest with Apple Days This Month, HANNAH STEPHENSON Speaks to Gardeners' World Presenter Monty Don Who Offers Tips on How to Grow Them
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON MONTY DON loves apples. He has around 60 different types at his garden in Longmeadow, Herefordshire, growing in various forms - some are big trees, others stepovers, or smaller trees. TV Monty They are among the most...
Happy Death Day (15) ...
A MURDERED college student is forced to relive the gruesome day of her demise in Christopher Landon's mischievous and sprightly slasher, which splices uproarious comedy Groundhog Day with self-referential teen horror Scream. Gore frequently trumps...
How Crimewatch Helped Our Region
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty CHILLING reconstructions of some of Tyneside's most shocking crimes have been aired on the BBC's Crimewatch programme. The once-popular crime-fighting show is...
How Healthy Is Your Bank Balance? VICKY SHAW Finds out How to Cure Some Common Financial 'Ailments'
OCTOBER marks 'Stoptober' month - when smokers up and down the country are encouraged to quit the habit for good. But, whether or not you're a smoker, why not also consider quitting any nasty financial habits you've picked up? "This Stoptober is a...
Huge Crowd Is Expected for Visit of Tigers; RUGBY UNION
NEWCASTLE Falcons are on course for their biggest home crowd in more than nine years when Leicester Tigers visit Kingston Park Stadium a week on Sunday (October 29). More than 7,500 tickets have already been sold for the Aviva Premiership clash,...
I Dream about Him Every Night, I Talk to Him Every Day; Helping Others Helps My Grief, Says Bradley's Mum Gemma
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews BRADLEY Lowery's mum has opened up about life without her little boy in a moving Facebook post. Sharing photos of the cheeky youngster smiling and giving a big thumbs up,...
'I Kept Asking Why. Mark Would Never Hurt a Fly' FAMILY'S PAIN AND ANGER AS EVIL DUO JAILED FOR LIFE
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk EVIL murderers who tortured defenceless Mark Shaw to death have been jailed for life after they were convicted of carrying out the shocking killing. Twisted Zoe Warren and violent...
Killer's Sick Attempt to Cover Tracks; WARREN WROTE FACEBOOK POST AFTER KILLING
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty KILLER Zoe Warren posted a sick online tribute to her dead boyfriend Mark Shaw - just hours after she had brutally murdered him. In a failed ruse to cover up...
Leaders Vue It as a Terrific Win; GATESHEAD SUNDAY LG
ONLY one game took place in the Premier Division - leaders Belle Vue winning 7-2 against Crawcrook Albion. James Bowman, John Dewhurst and Joe Hailes all scored twice with Anthony Thompson grabbing the other for Vue. John Hall bagged a brace for...
'Let's Find an Owner Who Can Realise United's Potential'
SIR John Hall is hoping that a new owner can take Newcastle United one step further than he managed while in charge of the club. The Geordie businessman took United within reach of the Premier League title in the 1995-1996 season which became known...
Minute Briefing
Brexit UK film 'risk' FILMS and TV shows made in the UK could be hit by a post-Brexit clampdown on immigration, delivering a serious blow to the economy, ministers have been warned. The end of freedom of movement within the EU could pose a "huge...
New Faces and Voices Change for the Better
Byline: STUART RAYNER Sports Writer stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com @sturayner SIMON Grayson felt Sunderland needed a different voice on the training ground this month, but it is the new faces in the team he is most excited about. Grayson has...
NUFC 'Is Valued at PS303.7m'
FINANCIER Amanda Staveley values Newcastle United at PS303.7million, according to London newsagency Reuters. The claim suggests that the firm that Staveley is leading - PCP Capital Partners - would be keen to bid below previously reported valuations...
Pause Credit Shake-Up or Face Misery; UNIVERSAL CREDIT DELAYS GET PEOPLE INTO DEBT
Byline: MIKE KELLY THE Government faces a stark choice - pause the Universal Credit roll out now or face a surge in foodbank use, debt, and misery for tens of thousands of vulnerable people. That was the warning issued by the Citizens Advice...
Pearl of Africa Choir
WE WERE DELIGHTED to host the Pearl of Africa Children's Choir this year. The group of 14 children aged between 8 and 18, along with their teachers, joined us on Wednesday 20 September and were involved in many activities across the whole Academy....
Screening Hearts to Save Lives; WISH TODAY WE TALK TO NORTH EAST HEARTS WITH GOALS
What will you do with this year's Wish money? We would like to place more defibrillators in the North East, but would also like to see our mobile screening van out on the road screening hearts. This money could help us with insurance, petrol or...
Shelvey Is Strong Enough to Ignore All the Insults - but He Shouldn't Have to Accept It; ELLIOT ASKS WHY SHOULD JONJO HAVE TO TAKE STICK FROM FANS AND PLAYERS
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief sports writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @Lee_Ryder ROB Elliot has questioned why the abuse hurled towards Jonjo Shelvey is meekly accepted in football. The Newcastle United and England international midfielder has suffered...
Six of UK's Best Railway Stations in North East; OUR REGION LEADS THE WAY IN BRAND NEW TRAIN BOOK
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Reporter tony.henderson@trinitymirror.com @hendrover GIVEN the North East's pioneering railway status, the region would always be on track to feature prominently in a book titled "Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations." And...
Stormy Waters; Mixed Opinions on Turbines
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter FIVE wind turbines installed off the coast have sparked a storm. Work on the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind farm in the town was completed this month. Some have welcomed the turbines, saying they will provide...
Sunshine News
HI, it's Lauren here. Winter is truly on the way as the weather really has taken a turn this week. Storm Ophelia has been all over the news and there has been a dull mist in the air, but that hasn't stopped us getting excited for Christmas and...
Three to See; WATCH AT HOME Missed It at the Cinema or on TV? We Round Up the Best Streaming and DVD Releases of the Week
Despicable Me 3 (U) ... .. GRU (voiced by Steve Carell) and wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are fired from the Anti-Villain League by new head honcho Valeria Da Vinci (Jenny Slate). In the midst of this upheaval, Gru, pictured left, discovers the family history...
Thug Jailed after Bite Attack on 'Family Friend'
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt SAVAGE Stephen McCauley bit into a grandad's ear in an ugly attack in a town centre pub - because he told him to leave an elderly man alone. McCauley took umbrage at...
Ticket Slip Up Cost Me PS100; PARKING FINE AFTER REGISTRATION ERROR
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com @thesharminator A DRIVER lost out on PS100 because of an error on a PS1.50 parking ticket. Peter Lundgren paid PS1.50 to park his car at Tynemouth Station, North Tyneside, in August....
Universal Credit 'Still Going Ahead'
THERESA MAY has again rejected calls to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit as ministers announced that controversial charges of up to 55p a minute to call a helpline were to be scrapped. Appearing before a Commons committee, Work and Pensions...
What a Difference a Few Days Make for Young Reuben; BRAVE BOY BACK ON THE MEND AFTER CROUP
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty LITTLE fighter Reuben Humphreys is on the mend after his terrifying croup scare. The three-year-old spent almost a week in intensive care after being struck down with...
'When She Went She Looked So Peaceful' 29-Year-Old Dies Weeks after Her Cancer Diagnosis
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk @lisachron SHE touched the hearts of the nation when cancer-stricken mum Sammi Fox released an emotional video preparing to say goodbye to her five-year-old son as they lay on her hospice...
Who Needs London? More Than 500 Jobs to Come with New Pop-Up Plaza; Host of Bars and Shops Set for Old Odeon Site
Byline: COREENA FORD Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk @Scoopford TRENDY new shopping and leisure schemes housed in 60 shipping containers in the centre of Newcastle could create more than 500 jobs. North East leisure developers Danieli...
Young Stars Doing Grand; REGION'S TOP TRACK AND FIELD TALENTS HONOURED AT NEGP AWARDS CEREMONY JUNIOR ATHLETICS
Byline: BILL MCGUIRK Athletics writer bill_mcguirk@yahoo.com THE curtain finally came down on a successful track and field campaign with the presentation of awards for the North East Grand Prix, a series of six fixtures, at a packed function room...
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