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 March 3, 2018

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Boulevard Spring has most definitely sprung at the Newcastle club with the Churchill Street's 8th Spring Spectacular. In the hands of Danni Dee, pictured, Miss Rory and the Broadway Dancers, it promises 'a night out like no other'. If the Christmas...
ALTERNATIVE ROOTS; Cook Anne Shooter Tells ELLA WALKER about Putting a Twist on Her Jewish Food Heritage
Byline: ELLA WALKER ANNE SHOOTER'S cookbook career was triggered by her having to dress up as bona fide cookbook legend. The former journalist had to pose as Nigella Lawson for a feature, "which was hideously embarrassing - I had to wear loads of...
A Perfect Place amid the Pines; MARI JONES Enjoys the Sandy Beaches and Attractions of France's Charante Maritime Coast
Byline: MARI JONES HE bucolic scene of French people enjoying a game of petanque is played out in all sunny corners of France. TIt's just that the game we were watching happened to feature players, all of whom were starkers! My family and...
Brom Down Two to Go - Now Mags Need to Win the Winnable; THREE HOME VICTORIES SHOULD ENSURE PREMIER LEAGUE SAFETY FOR NEWCASTLE
Byline: JOHNGIBSON IT'S not often that Geordies have felt grateful to Alan Pardew, but perhaps we ought to offer up a thank you to him for virtually guaranteeing that West Bromwich are going to be relegated. That's one of the three seats on the...
By Royal Appointment; Designer in Spotlight after Meghan Dazzles in Jewellery
Byline: JONATHON MANNING Reporter jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com @JONNYAMANNING JEWELLERY worn by royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle was designed on Tyneside. A North East company has seen its sales soar after Prince Harry's fiancee was spotted...
Champers and Cake with Family Onbigday; FORMER SOLDIER MARKS HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY HOME AS A FREE MAN
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 SURROUNDED by his family and with snow falling heavily outside, Nick Dunn's 32nd birthday couldn't have been any more different from last year. The former soldier...
CINEMA Listings
CINEWORLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 200 2000) Black Panther (12A): Fri-Thu 12.20pm, 2.20pm, 3.20pm, 6.15pm, 7pm (Fri-Mon/Wed/Thu), 8pm, 8.30pm, 9.15pm Black Panther (Autism Friendly Screening) (12A): Sun 11am Black Panther...
CLOSET Confidential; CALUM SCOTT REVEALS HIS FASHION REMINDER OF HIS BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT BREAK
What are you wearing at the moment? I am wearing a white shirt with skulls, under a green bomber jacket from Kooples, black suede boots by Dune, black jeans by Unconditional and the new limited edition Grammy timepiece by Bulova. Luckily, I have just...
Coachman Stay on the Road to Glory; GATESHEAD SUNDAY LG
WHICKHAM Coachman remain top of the Premier Division after a 5-0 win at Winlaton West End. Matty Baldwin and Gregor Rowe both hit doubles, Christopher Keenan also on target. Blue Star remain second following their 12-0 demolition of Westwood....
Coleman Is Not Seeing Red over Traore Ruling
Byline: JAMES HUNTER CHRIS Coleman admits he is 'scratching his head' over the decision to rescind Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore's red card - but he is not complaining! Traore was sent off 10 minutes before half-time in the 3-3 draw between...
Couple to Go under Knife in 'Chain' of Kidney Ops; 'Altruistic Donor' Sets in Motion Series of Transplant Operations Which Will Save Lives
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON A devoted couple are about to go under the knife together in an amazing "chain" of kidney transplants. As soon as Cheryl Gascoigne's husband Paul learned that...
Create a Brilliant Breeding Ground for Butterflies
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney GARDENERS are being encouraged to do their bit for butterflies by taking part in a national Day of Conservation Action on March 10, to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity Butterfly Conservation. Planting...
Dismay as Rare Bird Disappears
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Environment reporter tony.henderson@trinitymirror.com @HendRover POLICE and the RSPB are trying to trace a satellite-tagged hen harrier that is missing in the North East. The bird of prey vanished near Middleton-in-Teesdale....
Ejaria Set to Be Thrown into the Lions' Den; On-Loan Midfielder Gives Cats a Boost Ahead of Trip to Millwall
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sports writer james.hunter@trinitymirror.com @JHUNTERCHRON ON-LOAN Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria could be back in contention for Sunderland's trip to Millwall this afternoon. Black Cats' boss Chris Coleman says teenage...
Every Woman on the Planet Has Had a Difficult Sexual Situation. TV PERSONALITY AND AUTHOR FERN BRITTON TALKS TO HANNAH STEPHENSON ABOUT HER RECENT BRUSH WITH DEATH, GENDER PAY GAPS AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE SHOWBIZ WORLD
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON SHE turned 60 last year - but there was a point when Fern Britton didn't think she'd live to see that birthday. The previous summer, following a hysterectomy, she developed sepsis - and then pneumonia and a collapsed lung...
Give United Green Light to Attack Reds, Rafa; Why Attack Could Be the Best Form of Defence for Newcastle at Anfield
Byline: SUPERMAC Shooting from the lip NEWCASTLE cannot afford to write off this afternoon's match at Liverpool and look forward to battling for three points when Southampton come up here. They are running out of games too quickly to cherry pick...
Greyhounds
NEWCASTLE (BAGS) subject to weather 2.04 (480m): Bramble Ellie, Wraysbury Toon, Woodys Burlesque, Wazokie Flight, Mays Bobby Joe, Alnwick Broxi. 2.24 (480m): A Bit Of Gold, Romeo Vardy, Vics Maggie, Mill Reem, Blackhouse Dixie, Indias Boy. 2.42...
Happy Birthday to a Great Sportsman Who Made a Real Impact
WHEN you're young and brim full of optimism, success seems just round the next corner. So it was when I first joined the Chron as a young whipper snapper before I shot off to Fleet Street and returned to travel with Newcastle United. I was covering...
Having Seven Dogs in the House Never Seems like a Lot; Crufts Is Back This Month and No One Is More Prepared or More Excited for Its Return Than Its Veteran Commentator Peter Purves. the 79-Year-Old Tells GEMMA DUNN Why the Famous Dog Show Is the Highlight of His Year
Byline: GEMMA DUNN Congratulations are in order - this is your 40th year commentating for Crufts! IT IS, but I'm surprised at the interest at that. It's also the 40th anniversary of the introduction of agility to Crufts. I look forward to it...
How to Make a Wise Fashion Investment
IF you're going to splash some cash on an investment buy, you want to make sure it's going to have longevity in your wardrobe, not just in terms of quality but style-wise as well. "I believe in considered shopping, investing carefully in fewer,...
I Refuse to Bea Partofan Event with BAE Links
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews A SINGER has pulled out of performing as part of the Great Exhibition of the North after raising objections to the event being sponsored by a weapon manufacturer. A petition...
I've Only Baked Once before. It's Unlikely I Ever Will Again; as Celebrity Bakers Take to the Tent for Stand Up to Cancer, Countdown's Nick Hewer Considers His Chances of Winning PICK OF THE WEEK THE GREAT CELEBRITY BAKE OFF for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4, Tuesday, 8pm
HOST of famous faces will be raising dough for charity as The Great Celebrity Bake Off starts next week. ARegular hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be back in the familiar tent in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, the joint national fundraising...
Keep Britain out of Costly Cases
MORE so-called British men, who left our shores and joined ISIS to fight in Syria, were captured by Kurdish fighters. They were apparently part of Jihadi John's assassination squad, who went around beheading helpless, innocent people, many of whom...
Kindess Met with Violence; CARTWRIGHT THREATENED STRANGER WITH STABBING
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk @ChronicleCourt A STRANGER'S kindness was met with city centre stab threats when he offered to buy a drink for a man he thought was homeless. Iain Cartwright was on Newcastle's Clayton...
Klopp Warns Reds Side to Beware One of World's Best Managers
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS NUFC Editor mark.douglas@trinitymirror.com @MsiDouglas JURGEN Klopp has hailed Rafa Benitez as "one of the best managers in the world" as he warned his high-flying Liverpool side that Newcastle could make life difficult for...
Knee Bother, We Can Cope without Jonjo - Benitez; UNITED BOSS HAPPY WITH MIDFIELD OPTIONS FOR ANFIELD TRIP
By LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder RAFA Benitez is satisfied with the options he has in midfield to replace injured Jonjo Shelvey at Anfield tonight. Shelvey (below) will not face his old club Liverpool due to...
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EDUCATED by Tara Westover, Hutchinson, PS14.99 (ebook PS7.99) HHHHH ON an Idaho mountain a man broods - he is the author's father, and, out of a poisonous brew of Aryan nation propaganda, fundamentalism, inadequate schooling and mental illness, he...
Looking for the Bare Necessities; If You're after a New Tree or Shrub to Liven Up Your Garden, Buy Bare-Root, Not Potted. It's Time to Knuckle Down and Get Digging
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney YOU may be wrapped up warm, hibernating indoors during the cold spell - and why not? But I've got a great idea to get you outside and breaking a sweat, because winter is perfect for getting trees and shrubs...
Masterminds
1. The Kaiser Chiefs, Postman Pat and Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid are all on the line-up for which event this summer? 2. German cities will be allowed to ban what from some areas, following a landmark court ruling? 3. Ryanair has said...
MOMENTS TO TAKEAWAY; as Ant and Dec Reach 100 Episodes of Their Saturday Night Takeaway, RHIAN LUBIN Looks Back at Some of Their Best Bits
Byline: RHIAN LUBIN THEY have brightened up Saturday night telly for more than 10 years, pulling wacky stunts, fooling celebrities and humiliating their audience members. Tonight will be Ant & Dec's 100th Saturday Night Takeaway and, with...
Must-See Shows
Piers Morgan'S LIFE STORIES Tonight, ITV, 9.50pm HOLLYWOOD actress Pamela Anderson opens up about her life in the media to Piers, but not before talking about her childhood. She discusses her upbringing in Canada, and goes on to her subsequent career...
Newcastle's Mirandinha Silenced the Kop in 1988
NEWCASTLE United face Liverpool today ... weather permitting. But how many league games have the Magpies won at Anfield since the war? You might want to look away now! Discounting a 4th round 1-0 League Cup win there in 1995, United have tasted...
NHS Staff's Dedication
FROM the sister turning her ward into a 'hotel' for colleagues who couldn't get home for the night to the district nurses walking through blizzards to get to their elderly patients, these are the incredible stories of our region's NHS staff going the...
One Hull of a Loss for Mags; FA WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION
NEWCASTLE United suffered their heaviest away defeat of the season, losing 4-1 at Hull City. The 2015 North East Regional League champions took the lead after 11 minutes. An accurate pass found Katie Thompson, who squared the ball across the...
Rafa on the Lookout for a Friendly
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder RAFA Benitez is looking to fix up a mid-season friendly game for Newcastle United due to the impending 21-day fixture gap for the Magpies. With the March 16 trip to...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE A GLASS of wine may be a guilty pleasure but there's no need to feel guilty when you're helping, even in a small way, to improve living conditions for someone less fortunate. Fairtrade Fortnight is now underway until March...
Safe.For Many Years to Come
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.com @Hendrover BRITAIN'S oldest natural history society has landed a PS50,000 boost as it looks towards its 200th anniversary. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the grant to the Natural History...
School Place Offers Making the Grade; PARENTS MOSTLY PLEASED WITH OUTCOMES
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 NORTH East parents were mostly left satisfied with their secondary school offer, despite rising pupil numbers. The region fared well on what is commonly known as National...
Showdown at the Vic for Aidan and Mick. Eastenders Bbc1
IT'S High Noon in Walford as Mick tries to round up a posse to help him deal with Aidan. During the week, he appeals to Jack, Phil and Vincent, but Billy realises he would be better off talking to Mel, who passes on the number of someone who can get...
Stab Victim Spared Jail over Abuse Images
Byline: RACHAEL BURNETT Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.com @ChronicleLive ONE of the victims of a London terror attack has been spared jail after he was caught with a stash of child porn. Adam Harris, 38, had hundreds of images and videos at...
Stranded Drivers in from the Cold; Motorists Take Refuge in Special Centres as a1 Is Closed
Byline: SARA NICHOL Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol10 MORE than 200 stranded motorists took shelter overnight in three emergency rest centres in Northumberland. A 30-mile stretch of the A1 was closed in both directions between...
Then and Now: Deep Snow in '63
OW'S everybody coping with the 'Beast from the East'? HIt's quite probably the worst winter weather we've seen in the North East for some years, but it's still not a patch on two infamous 20th century winters. The first arrived in 1947, and the...
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THE SPICE GIRLS SPECULATION is rife that the five-piece are set to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May after Mel B let slip their secret invitation while appearing on a US talk show. However Kensington Palace have declined to...
TRY THE GREEN RUN; If You've Only Stayed in Big Resorts, Arosa in Switzerland - with Its New Eco-Friendly Hotel - Is Worth Exploring, Says LAUREN TAYLOR
Byline: LAUREN TAYLOR Lauren Taylor on the slopes of Arosa TRADITIONALLY, European skiing holidays include a lot of fondue, rich food and mulled wine. But one hotel in the Swiss alps is trying to introduce a healthier, eco-friendly concept to the...
TV Films of the Week
1 A LITTLE CHAOS Tonight, BBC2, 9.30pm KING Louis XIV (Alan Rickman, who also directed) asks renowned landscape gardener Andre Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts) to transform the grounds of Versailles. It is a Herculean task, so Le Notre hires fellow...
United Will Not Get Caught Cold despite Changes to Training
Byline: LEE RYDER Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@trinitymirror.com @lee_ryder RAFA Benitez feels that this week's big freeze has actually helped focus the minds of his players ahead of the daunting prospect of getting a result at Anfield tonight....
Your Horoscope With
Byline: Justin Toper CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 After an intense flurry of activity, you may need to go somewhere quiet and gather your thoughts. Besides, you aren't in a hurry, are you? Great, it's no fun travelling on your own this weekend....
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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