Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 6, 2018

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Peter Pan Theatre Royal, Newcastle Record-breaking trio - Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward - have been packing in the crowds with another spectacular Theatre Royal pantomime this Christmas. You can still take your seats for the unmissable...
5 Minute Briefing
Bulger killer charged ONE of toddler James Bulger's killers has been charged over indecent images of children and his trial is to be held in private at an unnamed court, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Jon Venables was returned to prison...
A Big Hand for the New Boss While Players Are Blamed for Cats' Woes; Our Survey Reveals Fresh Optimism for Future after the Arrival of Coleman
Byline: STUART RAYNER Sports writer stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com @StuRayner NINETY-THREE per cent of you are more optimistic about Sunderland going into 2018 because of the appointment of Chris Coleman - but only five per cent blame Simon Grayson...
Are We Killing Birds with Kindness?
Byline: your garden. With David Domoney by Hannah Stephenson WE all know we need to keep bird feeders and baths topped up over the winter months to ensure our winged friends weather the storm of winter. But there are some things we shouldn't...
Attitude Must Be Right or We Will Lose: Puel
LEICESTER manager Claude Puel insists having the right attitude is the key to avoiding an FA Cup upset. Puel's side travel to mid-table League One side Fleetwood today and the Frenchman is expected to make changes to his starting line-up for the...
Barber Proves a Cut above as She Displays Floor-Midable Talent; MARTIAL ARTS
WHEN Caitlin Barber took her first steps towards judo success she never imagined the sport would be her passport to a jet-setting lifestyle which took in trips to Croatia, Lithuania and Japan in 2017. Whereas fellow sixth formers miss the occasional...
BEWARE; Dog Killer Stalking Parks Sparking a Danger Alert
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com DOG owners are being warned to stay vigilant after fears family pet dogs are being poisoned in parks. A Newcastle City Council spokesman said: ""We would ask dog walkers and members...
Bookies'View
SINCE Wimbledon's famous win in 1988 the big six have won 27 of 30 FA Cups so it is no surprise to see them dominate the betting. Manchester City are 188BET's 4-1 favourites. Man Utd and Chelsea follow at 6-1, Spurs are 8-1, Arsenal 9-1 and Liverpool...
CALIFORNIA Love; ENDA MULLEN Has a Mammoth Skiing Adventure in the US State Where the Snow Season Can Last All the Way to July
Byline: ENDA MULLEN THEY say it never rains in southern California - but it certainly snows in the north. While this sprawling West Coast American state might not spring forth as an immediate choice for UK skiers it has much to recommend it, and...
Charlie's First Smile Made Family's Day
Byline: KATHRYN RIDDELL Reporter kathryn.riddell@trinitymirror.com @KathrynRiddell PROUD parents of a heart transplant baby have shared the moment their boy smiled for the first time. Although he is still recovering from the surgery which gave...
CINEMA Listings
CINEWORLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 200 2000) All The Money In The World (15): Fri-Thu 11.30am, 2.15pm, 5pm, 7.50pm Brad's Status (15): Fri-Thu 10.30am (Fri/Mon-Thu), 1.15pm (Fri/Mon-Thu), 3.50pm, 6.30pm, 9pm Breathe (12A):...
City Centre Street Remains a Parking Tickets Hotspot
Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight A BUSY Newcastle city centre street remains the biggest hotspot for parking tickets - for the second year running. More than 2,200 tickets were issued by enforcement...
Cup Progress Is So Sweet for Sixteens! School.s FOOTBALL
TYNESIDE schools are still doing well in English Schools' national competitions. Gosforth Academy Under-16's have reached round six of the Premier League ESFA Cup. After beating King James's School from Harrogate 7-0 with goals from Malone (2),...
Dancing on Ice Needed Abreak. We'd Broken Most of the Celebs Who Would Have Taken Part. the Greatest Show on Ice Is Skating Back to ITV after a Four-Year Break. MARION MCMULLEN Finds out Why Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby Think the Time Is Right for a Comeback
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN F your new year resolution is to get fit in 2018 then Dancing On Ice could be just the thing to inspire you. ILegendary skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are back, joining judges Jason Gardiner and Ashley...
DOUBLE UP ON TOP TWO; Buddies and United 7-2 to Keep on Flying High
Byline: MRFIXIT PAUL JAIN@MRFIXITSTIPS ST MIRREN and Dundee United have made the race for the Championship title a two-horse chase and both should win today. The focus is on the lower leagues this weekend and the Buddies and Tangerines look good...
Dying for a Drink Deaths Caused by Alcohol Are Killing More People Than Ever
Byline: ALICE CACHIA MORE than 7,000 people were killed in the UK because of alcoholspecific illnesses in 2016, recent figures have shown. Alcohol-specific deaths include any deaths that are a direct consequence of alcohol consumption. Those...
Elliot out for Two Weeks as Deeney Stays
RAFA Benitez expects Newcastle United keeper Rob Elliot to be on the sidelines for another fortnight after picking up a thigh injury over the festive period. England youth goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was in contention to start in today's clash with...
Falcons Set to Bank on Will Power as Captain Faces Champions; Exeter Hold No Fears for Us, Insists Kingston Park Chief
NEWCASTLE Falcons welcome club captain Will Welch back into their starting line-up for tomorrow's visit of Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs to Kingston Park. The clash against the league leaders sees the Falcons going for their sixth successive...
Girl Burned by Her Own Stomach Acid; YOUNGSTER IN AGONY AFTER FEEDING TUBE BEGAIN TO LEAK
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON A LITTLE girl was burned by her own stomach acid when her feeding tube started leaking. Kelley Davis was devastated to be told her daughter Skye would be unable...
Happy 68th Birthday to Toon Legend; 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 Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales - 0191 201 6000
Byline: DAVE MORTON AT a time Newcastle United are screaming out for a goalscorer, how they could do with someone like this man in his prime. Malcolm Macdonald celebrates his 68th birthday tomorrow. In his five years at Gallowgate, Supermac...
Hatters Are Excited to Pit Wits against Toon
LUTON manager Nathan Jones has hailed his side's trip to Newcastle as a "real romantic" tie as the League Two outfit bid to spring an FA Cup shock. The Hatters are on course for a return to the third tier of English football after soaring to the...
House of Horrors Is Razed
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews BRICK by brick, the house of horrors where mass killer David Bradley wiped out four members of his own family has been demolished. The 1940s semi on Benwell Grove in Newcastle...
Ibrox Interest in Loan Ranger Longstaff as Toon Deal Winds Down
NEWCASTLE United youngster Sean Longstaff will spend the rest of the season with Blackpool - but the midfielder is being tracked by Glasgow Rangers ahead of the summer. The cash-strapped Ibrox club are looking at players who will be out of contract...
I Don't Make Easy Choices. I Have to Do Work I Care about; PICK OF THE WEEK KIRI Channel 4, Wednesday, 9pm Sarah Lancashire Is No Stranger to Hardhitting Drama. She Tells GEMMA DUNN about Her Latest TV Role, Avoiding Social Media and Why You Won't Find Her Doing Comedy Anytime Soon
IT'S BEEN a career-defining 12 months for Sarah Lancashire. But even with a Bafta, National Television Award and OBE under her belt, the actress - who came to national attention 25 years ago as Corrie's bed-hopping barmaid Raquel - is predictably modest....
'I'm a Paedo', Man Told Men Posing as Girls
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt A MAN has been jailed for trying to meet children for sex just months after walking free for doing exactly the same thing. Warren Milne, who has learning disabilities...
It's New Year's Tweak; Tis the Season for Many 'New Year, New You' Resolutions. and You Can Include Your Garden in a Makeover for 2018 with Some Big Ideas
Byline: your garden. With David Domoney WINTER is the perfect time for a garden refresh. As trees, shrubs and plants go dormant, it's easier to review your outdoor space and plan tweaks around the edges - or even have a dramatic rethink. Redesigning...
Lasker: We Will Not Look Too Far Ahead; BASKETBALL
VETERAN Newcastle Eagles' guard Drew Lasker was in optimistic and confident mood as he reviewed the great win at Sheffield last week - and looked forward to this weekend's game in Bristol with Leicester Riders also on his mind, writes Jeff King. ...
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ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL by Sarah Vaughan (Simon and Schuster, hardback PS12.99, ebook PS4.99. Available January 11) HHHH H CHARISMATIC and charming junior minister James Whitehouse is accused of raping a parliamentary aide he was having an affair with....
Lee Is Relishing a Family Day out at Gallowgate; DAD ROB SO PROUD AS SONS PREPARE FOR CUP BATTLE
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co..uk @lee_ryder ROB Lee admits he will be oozing with immense pride as he watches his two sons Olly and Elliot run out at St James' Park in the FA Cup thirdround clash at St James' Park....
Le Fevre Has Place at Top of the Table; Table Tennis
WHEN Karina Le Fevre and three friends first picked up their table tennis bats in primary school the only goal was to become a little fitter and have some fun. Fast forward 15 years and international glory beckons for the latest player to roll off...
Madto Miss Luna in Plumpton Test; More Sussex Joy for Moore
Byline: GARRY OWEN LEO LUNA (2.35) can give local legend Gary Moore more glory in the valuable Sussex National at Plumpton. The nine-year-old is a quality handicapper when the mud is flying and caught the eye when third to Get On The Yager at...
Making a Meal of United Sale; Hairy Biker Cooks Up Ashley Appeal
Byline: MIKE FULLER Video Reporter mike.fuller@trinitymirror.com @mikefuller91 HAIRY Biker Si King has his own plan for forcing through the takeover of Newcastle United. The TV chef has offered to cook a meal for current owner Mike Ashley and...
Masterminds
1. Average rail ticket prices have risen by what percentage across the UK, in the biggest increase to fares since 2013? 2. Which company this week "apologised unreservedly" for a tweet which some social media users described as sexist? 3. Which storm,...
Must-See Shows
The Voice UK Tonight, ITV, 8pm EMMA Willis hosts the seventh series of the singing contest, which this year sees Olly Murs joining returning coaches Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson on the famous spinning chairs. The search for a star kicks...
My Idea for a Vera Episode? One That's Set in Capri from December until January; Brenda Blethyn Is Back Playing the Brilliant but Unorthodox DCI Vera Stanhope in Crime Drama Vera. She Talks to GEMMA DUNN about the Show's Appeal, Problem Solving on Set and Why a Panto Role Could Be Next on Her Hit-List
Byline: GEMMA DUNN Congratulations on an eighth series of Vera I KNOW, can you believe it? They're all feature-length, so that's 32 films! Wow. Why do you think the show has enjoyed such success? I THINK it's just that Vera is so ordinary....
Network Snail as Industrial Action Brings Travel Hell; Nine Days of Disruption Due to Work and Strike Action
Byline: MIKE KELLY Reporter mike.kelly@trinitymirror.com @MIKEJKELLY1962 COMMUTERS face nine days of travel disruption as a result of strike action and engineering works, just days after a 3.6% fares hike. It begins today when work starts on...
New Year Party May Be Moved for 2018; FAMILIES COMPLAIN OF POOR VIEW OF FIREWORKS AT TOWN MOOR DISPLAY
Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com @C_M_Knight NEWCASTLE'S New Year's firework celebration could be relocated following a mixed response to the Town Moor event from spectators. The free event organised by Newcastle...
Nice Swan If Toon Can Pull off Another Double; Visit of Basement Club Offers Perfect Chance to End Poor Home Run
Byline: JOHNGIBSON AS a brand new year dawns amid renewed hope of Premier League survival, after first-footing so successfully at Stoke,we approach yet another milestone on a long and rocky road. Swansea, literally bottom of the pile, come to...
Parole Chief Faces Jail Release Grilling
THE chairman of the Parole Board will be summoned before MPs to explain how the decision to free serial sex attacker John Worboys was reached. Professor Nick Hardwick has apologised "unreservedly" over the failure to inform Worboys' victims of his...
Perez in Fighting Mood as Hatters Hit Town; AYOZE'S LUTON WARNING
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co..uk @lee_ryder AYOZE Perez knows Newcastle United have to fight to win games at St James' Park again as they look to end their cold streak in front of their own fans. Newcastle last...
Rafa: Magpies Prepared for Luton in Same Way as for City; BENITEZ NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES IN CUP
Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk @lee_ryder RAFA Benitez says he will pay Luton Town massive respect in the FA Cup third round - insisting his preparation for the game with the League Two leaders was the same as the...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE HAPPY New Year everyone! It's always exciting to start a brandnew year with loads of resolutions which will be forgotten by, oohh, maybe next Wednesday? One thing's for sure, I bet many of you are embarking on Dry January...
Shots Are Fired Again in Village; Second Incident in Days Prompts Local to Say It's like Living in a War Zone
Byline: SEAN SEDDON Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com FOR the second time in five days, shots have been fired in a Tyneside village. Police were called to Drysdale Court in Brunswick on the northern outskirts of Newcastle at around 8.30am...
Success Is at a Gallop for TN's Riding Squad; EQUESTRIAN
NORTHUMBRIA Equestrian have their eyes firmly set on the future after a very promising start to university eventing life. The team has been going strong for three years - achieving significant success for a side in its infancy. That success is a...
Takeaway Boss Gives Chase to Would-Be Robbers; MASKED MEN THREATEN WORKER WITH A KNIFE
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno WOULD-BE bandits were sent on their way by a brave takeaway owner who chased them off with a plastic tray. Two masked men burst into The Magic Wok on Welbeck...
The Best Healthy Reads for 2018; from Nourishing Cookbooks to Wellness-Approved Body Bibles, LIZ CONNOR Finds Page-Turners for Better Mental and Physical Health This Year
Byline: LIZ CONNOR JANUARY is, typically, the time to delete Domino's from your speed dial, stop idly scrolling through Instagram and make some solid plans to atone for the unmentionable sins committed during Twixmas - the ambiguous period between...
THE DAWN OF FLIGHT; LINDSAY SUTTON Visits the Place Where the Wright Brothers Changed History by Taking to the Air for the Very First Time
Byline: LINDSAY SUTTON EVERYONE knows the words of astronaut Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon. But when he said: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he could have been referring to the Wright Brothers. It was they,...
Trending
GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS season kicks off tomorrow as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association votes for its favourite TV and movie performances. Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams, right, are favourites to win the award for best actress in a drama,...
TV Films of the Week
1 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Tonight, Film4, 11.15pm AHEAD of the release of Insidious: The Last Key on January 12, here's a chance to catch up with the third film in the franchise. Grief-stricken 17-year-old Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) reaches out to...
TV SOAPS; Baby Come Back
ROBERT certainly gets his money's worth this week when he hires a private investigator to find out if the Whites are hiding anything - and the detective informs him that the family are planning to emigrate to Australia. Lachlan is also struggling...
Under-Estimate Luton at Your Peril, United; Hatters Will Fancy Chances but Toon Can't Afford Upset
Byline: SUPERMAC Shooting from the lip THIS afternoon's FA Cup tie is extra special to me and I will attend with great affection. Why? Because I spent two wonderful years playing with Luton Town, from where I joined Newcastle United and over...
Vardy Will Be Fleet of Foot; Jamie to Star for Foxes on Old Hunting Ground
JAMIE VARDY earned Fleetwood a record PS1million in 2012 but he's aiming to stop them hitting the FA Cup jackpot. The England star returns to his first club today but is unlikely to show them any love as Leicester aim for a place in the fourth round....
Wear Fans Grow Short on Patience
Byline: STUART RAYNER ELLIS Short's unpopularity continues to rise with every transfer window. Last year Sunderland's American owner moved lock, stock and barrel back over the Atlantic and he has shown very little interest in the club he has...
WEST WIND WILL BLOW 'EM AWAY; George's Stayer Is Ideal Type for Welsh National Milly to Earn Famous Win for Cromwell
Byline: GARRY OWEN WILD WEST WIND can storm home in another gruelling renewal of the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow. A winner at the venue over timber, Tom George's gelding would always be a better chaser as he showed when bolting up on his...
Will Globes See a Blackout?
Byline: EMMA JOHNSON WHILE you and I are still trying to get over Christmas and wondering whether Dry January or Veganuary will get us back in our skinny jeans quicker, across the pond A-listers are getting ready for one of the biggest nights in...
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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