Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from December 28, 2017

2017 as Seen on Screen
The Great British Bake Off's new team rose to the occasion, Doctor Who announced a Time Lord sex change and Love Island gave viewers some new lingo. Marion McMullen looks back at some of TV's highlights 1 THE Great British Bake Off debuted on its new...
2017's TOP Games; GAME ON
Byline: With Cheryl Mullin IT'S that time of year again where we cast a wistful eye over the last 12 months and try to decide what have been the stand out titles of 2017. There have been arguments, tears and tantrums, but from the ashes of burnt...
Call for a Change of Direction on Line
Byline: JONATHON MANNNING Reporter jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com @JONNYAMANNING CALLS to take the East Coast rail franchise back into public ownership are growing after a Government deal with its current operators. A petition calling for...
Coleman Hopes for a Window of Opportunity
Byline: JAMES HUNTER SUNDERLAND'S transfer plans are well advanced ahead of the window opening on Monday, says Chris Coleman. The Black Cats' boss knows he needs to bring in fresh faces to strengthen his squad as it continues to flounder near...
Deaths
ADLAM ERIC (Pelton). Peacefully at home on 15th December 2017, aged 74 years. Eric a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Service and cremation at Durham Crematorium on Thursday 4th January at 1pm. Friends please meet at...
Deaths
LORD GORDON (Whitley Bay). Died at home on 20th December, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Nan, much loved dad to Judy, Kerry, Stephen & John and devoted grandad to 9 grandchildren. Friends please meet at Whitley Bay Crematorium on Friday...
Fun Runners Smash Record
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com RECORD numbers took part in an annual fun run along the coast on Boxing Day. The Woodlawn Xmas Pudding Fun Run in Whitley Bay attracted 1,066 participants - a 21% increase on last year's...
Gone but Not Forgotten - the Stars We Lost in 2017
Byline: IAN ROBSON Reporter ian.robson@trinitymirror.com HERE are the stars we lost in 2017. There were an incredible amount from the world of TV and music including entertainer Keith Chegwin and singer David Cassidy. Society girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson...
I'm Enjoying This Time of Life. I Think It Is Fabulous; GAME SHOW HOST, ACTOR, PRESENTER AND SINGER BRADLEY WALSH TALKS TO JOE NERSSESSIAN SOUND
BRADLEY WALSH recently sat on The Jonathan Ross Show sofa alongside arguably the biggest British breakthrough artist of the past 18 months - Stormzy. At one point Bradley turned to the young star, swung one leg over the other, raised a finger as...
In Association with; Uktv
DEATH IN PARADISE Alibi, from 7am THE entire first series of this hugely popular comedy crime drama, starring Ben Miller, left, is on all day, and then repeated again for good measure. Good news if you're not yet back at work after Christmas and just...
Lejeune on His Calling to the Toon
Byline: LEE RYDER FLORIAN Lejeune has revealed he made his decision to join Newcastle United at the end of last season following a phone call from Rafa Benitez. But the defender admits that Newcastle's current squad lacks experience and their...
Let's Try to Fix the World in 2018; One Man's Struggle with the 21st Century. Follow Gary on Twitter
Byline: gary bainbridge @Gary_Bainbridge or email him at gary.bainbridge@trinitymirror.com ISPENT Christmas on my own, partly for complicated reasons, but mostly in an attempt not to bring calamity to other people's Christmases. Nobody needs a repeat...
Living with Illegal Levels of Air Pollution; IN BRIEF
MORE than eight million children live in areas of the UK with illegal levels of air pollution, figures suggest. Some 8.3 million under-18s live in local authority areas where levels of harmful pollutant nitrogen dioxide exceeded legal limits in...
Magical Moments on Frankie's Festive Trip; Youngster Met Father Christmas on Holiday in Lapland
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno THIS is the heartwarming moment little Frankie Sherwood enjoyed a trip of a lifetime by meeting Father Christmas in Lapland. Four-year-old Frankie beamed with...
Not a Pretty Sight - but Did Benitez Really Have a Choice? PRAGMATIC BOSS RIGHT TO GO ON DEFENSIVE AGAINST GUARDIOLA'S ARISTOCRATS
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief sports writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder IT is almost 10 years since Kevin Keegan took to the stage in the St James' Park press room and told Mike Ashley how it had to be for Newcastle United fans. Back then...
On His Birthday We Will All Go as a Family to His Graveside and Open a Bottle of Fizzy. It's Where We Go to Celebrate with Him; Mum Jackie Talks of Her Heartache of Losing Her Son Last Christmas
Byline: LISA HUTCHINSON Reporter lis.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk @lisachron MUM Jackie Dixon is holding onto her memories of Christmases gone by after her son closed his eyes for the last time 12 months ago. It was Scott's 28th birthday when she...
Pricey Property Hot Spots; Most Expensive Streets in North East Revealed
Byline: SIMON MEECHAN Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com @SimonMeechan_90 THE top five most expensive streets in the North East are all in Newcastle or Ponteland with three of them commanding at least PS1m for the price of an average house....
PS4m Success of the Tour for County Economy; Race Saw Thousands of Visitors Flock to the North
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno THE Tour of Britain cycle race boosted Northumberland's economy by almost PS4m, an independent report has revealed. From Kielder to Blyth, an estimated 100,000...
Pupils Share Hopes and Wishes for 2018; PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS' ASPIRATIONS FOR COMING NEW YEAR
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 WHAT do you want to happen in the New Year? Whether it's a wish for yourself or your family, a change you'd like to see in your community, or something to make the whole...
Seven Wards Still Closed to Visitors; Hospitals Battling Major Norovirus Outbreak
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON SEVEN wards are still closed after a major outbreak of norovirus at hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside. The winter vomiting bug has affected more...
Shock as Man Is Accused of 38-Year-Old's Murder; SHE WAS A NICE BUT VULNERABLE PERSON, SAY NEIGHBOURS
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty SHOCKED neighbours of alleged murder victim Jillian Grant have today told how they learned she had been killed. Detectives are continuing to question a man arrested...
Sorry Nev, but Rafa Was Right; What Chris Waugh Learned from the Defeat to Citizens
CHAMPIONS-ELECT Manchester City extended their record-breaking league-winning run by defeating Newcastle United 1-0 at St James' Park. The Magpies were thoroughly outplayed during the first half on Tyneside as Rafa Benitez set his side up to contain...
Stand Up If You Love the Toon
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com MINISTERS are under pressure to allow football clubs to introduce safe standing areas at their grounds. Liberal Democrats say it's time for standing areas to be brought back....
The Business of Music; JONATHAN CORBETT TALKS TO THE ORIGINAL NORTH EAST MUSIC 'GENERATOR' - JIM MAWDSLEY
Byline: JONATHAN CORBETT Deadmau5 at Evolution JIM Mawdsley promoted his first gig in Newcastle way back in October 1987 and has since established some of the region's pioneering live music gatherings including the legendary club night Shindig and...
'These Failures Will Never Be Repeated' PLEDGE IS MADE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH COMPANY
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno LESSONS will be learned from the "failures" of the Northumberland development firm Arch ahead of plans to replace it with a new company, a councillor has pledged....
Tindall Proving He Has Drive to Be Wheely Good; RALLYING
HAVING to stand up and make a speech in front of 650 people would be a daunting task for any 16-yearold - but rally ace Ewan Tindall took it all in his stride, writes TONY HODGSON. The Ryton driver faced his massive audience at the annual Professional...
TN's Super 8s Squad So Full of Talented Siblings; Volleyball
THIS Christmas the Fullerton family could be forgiven for decking the halls with boughs of volley as sporting siblings Paige and Nathan headed home from another term on Tyneside with tales of sporting glory. Two of England's most talented volleyball...
We Came Close to Great Result, Says Rafa; BACK PAGE
Byline: LEE RYDER RAFA Benitez said his side came close to recording a great result at St James' Park - despite adopting ultra defensive tactics against Man City. The Spaniard was pleased with the way his side went about their business against...
We Have the Right Spirit to Survive, Insists Clark; They've Given Their All, but Have Been Beaten on Quality - Former Toon Star
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief sports writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder LEE Clark feels that Newcastle United's current crop of players can't be accused of not trying - despite a tough start to their first season back in the Premier League....
What a Rabble They Were Compared to the Blades; the Black Cats Appeared to Accept Defeat, with Not One Shot on Target
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sportw writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON WHAT a stinker. There is no point beating around the bush. As performances go, this was Sunderland at their very worst. They have lost plenty of games by greater...
Wilson's the Par-Fect Example of a Winner! James in the Swing after Year of Success GOLF
JAMES Wilson is already proving a driving force in golf - and his longterm aim is to be on a par with with the sport's very best, writes TONY HODGSON. The 18-year-old from Newcastle has enjoyed a solid year of success, including victory in the Durham...
Your Next 48 Hours North EastHot List
Gala Theatre, Durham Regular baddie Neil Armstrong, kids' favourite Paul Hartley and dame Paul Dunn are reunited for some swashbuckling fun in their latest festive offering in Durham. Playing Captain Blackheart, Billy Bob and Dame Connie Crusoe, they...
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