Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from June 9, 2018

200 Drivers Caught Breaking New Limit; Police Catch Those Going Too Fast on Road Where Teen Died
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@ncjmedia.com SPEEDING motorists were caught out 200 times in just three half-days after the speed limit was reduced on a dangerous Whitley Bay Road. The speed limit on The Links in Whitley Bay was cut from...
48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List
Ed Sheeran St James' Park The man who was No 1 for what felt like all of last year with his Divide album and ruled the singles chart with songs like Shape of You, Galway Girl and Castle on a Hill, is back on Tyneside after two sell-out shows at the...
5 Minute Briefing
Network Rail boss Mark Carne CBE award anger THE decision to bestow a royal honour on the outgoing Network Rail boss against a backdrop of disruption for train passengers has been criticised. Mark Carne receives a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours....
Benitez's Thanks to Departing Magpies
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH Football Writer chris.waugh@reachplc.com @CHRISDHWAUGH NEWCASTLE United manager Rafa Benitez has wished Massadio Haidara and Jesus Gamez "the best" for the rest of their careers after the Magpies confirmed the duo will leave...
Blyth AFC State Division One Ambitions with Four New Signings
Byline: MARK CARRUTHERS BLYTH AFC have boosted their squad with four new signings ahead of their first season in Ebac Northern League Division One. North Shields duo Adam Forster and Ben Harmison, Whitley Bay fullback Jack Walker and Ashington's...
Bookies'View
THE World Cup is upon us and the big question is who is going to win the whole shebang. Brazil are 188BET's 9-2 favourites to overcome their demons of four years ago, closely followed by defending champ Germany at 5-1. However, it is third favourites...
Bookies'View
FOLLOWING the success of The Million Pound Goal at Euro 2016 BetVictor have launched The Million Pound Bet for Russia 2016. We guarantee to give PS1m to the person who has the winning bet with the highest odds throughout the World Cup. If there...
CINEMA Listings
CINEWORLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 200 2000) A Quiet Place (15): Fri-Thu 10.15am (Fri/Mon-Thu), 12.40pm, 3.20pm, 5.50pm, 8.20pm Avengers: Infinity War (12A): Fri-Thu 10am, 1.15pm, 4.30pm, 7.50pm Book Club (12A): Fri-Wed 10am...
Council Set to Scrap Its Troubled Investment Company; Members Are Asked to Approve Arch's Closure
Byline: BEN O'CONNELL Reporter benoconnell@ncjmedia.com NORTHUMBERLAND County Council's troubled development company Arch is set to be scrapped and a replacement established next week. At next Thursday's meeting of the cabinet, councillors are...
County Set for Its First Mini-Tour; GOLF
AMATEUR golfers from across the country have signed up for County Durham's first mini-tour event. The County Durham Golf Trail is a four-day event played over the fine golf courses of South Moor, Beamish Park, Brancepeth Castle and Barnard Castle....
Create Your Own Perfect Pitch for Parties; the 2018 World Cup Is Nearly Here So Now's the Time to Get Your Patio and Lawn Ready to Host Some Football Party Action. Here's How to Be a Winner
Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney WITH the first matches kicking off in a matter of days, World Cup fever is about to take hold of the nation. So why not make the 2018 competition special with a party in your garden? If the weather's nice,...
DOUBLE HANDFUL; Five More Fun Horse Racing Facts You Never Wanted to Know. John Shaw's Racing Betting Column in Association With
ALL races are equal in the eyes of punters. It doesn't matter if you back the winner of a big one at Epsom, Royal Ascot or Cheltenham, you still get paid out the same wedge as a winner anywhere else. This brings me neatly to today's highlight at...
Durham Open Account with Victory over Northumberland; DURHAM U15S CRICKET
LUCAS Parry led by example as Durham Under-15s opened their ECB County Cup campaign with a 41-run victory over Northumberland at Gateshead Fell. Parry, who carried his bat, scored a magnificent 134-ball 105, scoring five fours as Durham posted 222/5...
Fundraising Game Draws Top Players
Byline: MARK CARRUTHERS A NUMBER of former Premier League and Football League players are joining forces to raise money in memory of Daniel Sirrell. The 21-year-old died on holiday with friends in mid-May when he drowned in an Amsterdam canal....
Haidara Savours Magpies Stint as He Nears Exit
MASSADIO Haidara will take his time before deciding on his next career move after ending an injury-ravaged five-and-a-halfyear spell with Newcastle United. The 25-year-old will be released once his contract comes to an end at the end of the month....
'Homophobic' Car Leasing Ad Is Pulled; It's Not Offensive, Insists Its Creator to Watchdog
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@reachplc.com @KATIEJDICKINSON AN advert for a Gateshead car leasing company that mocked "BMW bum boys" has been banned over its use of "homophobic language". The Facebook ad for the lease of a...
I Had a Lot of Fun on 90210, but the Work I'm Doing Now Is Much More Gratifying; It's Been 20 Years since Jason Priestley Left Teen Soap Beverly Hills, 90210. GEORGIA HUMPHREYS Finds out He's Grateful to Be Playing a Character with More Depth PICK OF THE WEEK PRIVATE EYES Universal, Monday, 8pm
Byline: GEORGIA HUMPHREYS HINK of Jason Priestley and one character instantly comes to mind. TAfter all, the Canadian actor, 48, played Brandon Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 for nearly a decade back in the Nineties, turning him into a teen heartthrob...
Investment Is Vital If Magpies Are to Survive
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH Football Writer chris.waugh@reachplc.com @CHRISDHWAUGH DURING the season in which Newcastle United made an operating loss of PS90.9million, every single Premier League club made a profit. While the Magpies took the "financial...
Lakes Kids Go Landscaping
SCHOOLCHILDREN from Hebburn Lakes School spent the afternoon working with Tyne Rivers Trust to landscape the banks of the Bede Burn following work to reduce the risk of flooding by the Environment Agency and South Tyneside Council. The year four...
Masterminds
1. The Government approved a new runway at which airport this week? 2. Clothes sizes at which chain will become bigger following complaints from customers? 3. Which beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors...
May Plays Down Johnson's Tirade
BORIS JOHNSON has strong views on Brexit "but so do I", Theresa May insisted as she attempted to downplay the Foreign Secretary's outburst on how negotiations are progressing. The Prime Minister claimed "nobody ever said it was going to be easy"...
Moving Forwards Is the Key to Any Future Success; PLAYERS NEED TO CROSS A BALL SUPERMAC Shooting from the Lip
Byline: SUPERMAC I WATCHED England beat Costa Rica on Thursday night and something stood out for me - something that I hope Rafa Benitez can see at Newcastle United. It's crossing. I know it's a young England squad but I was saw a reluctance...
Must-See Shows
TAKE ME OUT: OVER 50s SPECIAL Tonight, ITV, 8pm THIS one-off special is aimed at an 'older range' of contestants (in TV terms means anyone over the age of 50). Host Paddy McGuinness will try to work his match-making magic on a line-up of 30 single...
North East's Honours Recipients Include National and Local Heroes
THEIR dedication to their work has been second to none and they have all made significant differences to so many lives. Now, this dedicated bunch from the North East have been recognised by royalty after being named in the Queen's birthday honours...
On This Day
AD68: Rome's Emperor Nero killed himself at the age of 32 after the Senate declared him a public enemy. 1549: The Church of England adopted The Book Of Common Prayer compiled by Thomas Cranmer. 1836: Physician Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was born...
Protests Called off amid Busy Weekend for Police
Byline: IAN JOHNSON Reporter ian.johnson01@reachplc.com IANJOHNSONCHRON A 'Free Tommy Robinson' rally planned for one of Newcastle's busiest days of the year has been scrapped. Northumbria Police is expected to be stretched today due to the need...
Raise a Glass
Byline: WITH JANE CLARE I ALWAYS like to give you lots of notice for special days of the year. The ones which would cause you no end of trouble should you forget. Father's Day is almost upon us, Sunday, June 17, so make a mental note of that right...
Roads Are Going to Be Shut
THIS weekend is set to be a bumper one in Newcastle. There's the Blaydon Race today, along with two more Ed Sheeran gigs at St James' Park today and tomorrow. The events are set to make the city centre extra busy. Ahead of them, Newcastle City...
Roadside Tent Serves as Sad Wake-Up Call; Desperation of Homelessness for All to See
Byline: LAURA HILL Reporter laura.hill@ncjmedia.com JUST a few feet away from one of Tyneside's busiest stretches of road, a rough sleeper pitches a tent, feeling they have nowhere else to go. Thousands of commuters will have seen the makeshift...
Robot Risk to 81,000 Jobs across Tyneside; AUTOMATION COULD HAVE IMPACT ON ENTIRE UK ECONOMY
Byline: JONATHAN WALKER Political Editor jon.walker@reachplc.com @jonwalker121 MORE than 64,000 jobs in Newcastle are at "high risk" of being lost to automation, according to research published by Labour MPs. And working-class occupations will...
Ross Up for Challenge of Revitalising Sunderland; POSITIVITY AND OPTIMISM KEY TO SUCCESS
JACK Ross will not be afraid to ask for advice when dealing with the challenges at Sunderland this summer. But the new Black Cats boss insists he'll give it everything to turn this 'brilliant opportunity' into a success. Ross also believes his...
Saddle Up for a French Adventure; ABI JACKSON Takes to the Saddle for a Chateau and Cheese-Filled Tour of France
Byline: ABI JACKSON FOR grandeur, Chateau de Versailles is hard to beat, with its masterpiece ceilings, grand stairways and palatial ballroom. But there's something sweetly magical about Chateau de Maintenon, some 47km from Versailles in a leafy...
Season Was Hardest and the Best - Yedlin
Byline: SEAN MCCORMICK Football Writer sean.mccormick@reachplc.com @S_McCormick95 NEWCASTLE United defender DeAndre Yedlin has offered a fascinating insight into Newcastle's first season back in the top flight. The USA international rightback...
Star Sheeran Wows Fans in St James' Park Show; ED GETS HUGE WEEKEND OFF TO A FLYER
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @@HannahGraham21 TENS of thousands of Ed Sheeran fans swarmed on St James' Park last night as the superstar singer took to the stage. Over three days, a total of 180,000 people are...
Takeaway's 4am Bid Could Lead to Misery for Locals; Residents Say Noise and Rubbish Pollution Is a Nightmare
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Reporter daniel.holland@ncjmedia.com A CITY centre takeaway's bid to stay open until 4am could leave nearby residents plagued by a continual procession of 'shrieking' revellers, council bosses have warned. Plans to extend...
The Fast and the FURIOUS; Music Star Robbie Williams and Olympic Hero Usain Bolt Are Going Head to Head for the Ultimate Charity Football Match. MARION MCMULLEN Checks out the Fighting Talk
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN Usain Bolt, far left, and Robbie Williams will go head to head for Soccer Aid Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Gallacher will present coverage Are you feeling confident? Robbie: I'm buzzing - can't wait to get out there! This year...
The Look of the Irish; JANE HAASE and Family Have a Blooming Good Time in the Garden of Ireland
Byline: JANE HAASE IF YOU are going to miss the first half of a European Champions League final because you will be 20,000 feet in the air when it kicks off, you want to be heading somewhere special. Luckily for us we were - beautiful County...
The Secrets of the Hidden Hut; Sampling a Legendary Feast Night Dish No Longer Means a Schlep to Cornwall Because Hidden Hut Now Has a Cookbook. ELLA WALKER Finds out More
Byline: ELLA WALKER finds IT'S hard not to daydream about upping sticks, moving to the beach and opening a cafe - the thing is, Simon Stallard went and did it. Eight years ago, the chef, who's worked in kitchens around the world since he was...
The Time Has Come; Get Ready for a Moving Experience in Sprint Cup Judicial to Lay Down Law in Achilles Clash
Byline: garry owen racing@dailyrecord.co.uk MOVE IN TIME (2.30) can lift the Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh for speed maestro Paul Midgley. The 10-year-old was a bona fide top-class speedster in his day, landing the Group 1...
They Said What?
"You've got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown, OK? I don't want anybody to panic during the meltdown. No panic. Pro bono publico. It's going to be all right in the end" Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Brexit "The Brexiters' promise of...
This Tops All My Achievements
JERMAIN Defoe said he feels blessed to receive a royal honour - but described it as a time of mixed emotions following the death of his young friend Bradley Lowery. Ex-Sunderland striker Defoe, 35, said the six-year-old's mother would be the first...
Top Teams to Play at Shields Event; SAINTS, MARSEILLE AND CELTIC COMPETE
Byline: MARK CARRUTHERS SOUTH Shields are to host a prestigious pre-season tournament as they prepare for the new Evo-Stik Northern Premier League season. European giants Marseille and Celtic and Premier League club Southampton will all take...
Trending
OCEAN'S 8 WE have not read any reviews of this all-female take on George Clooney and pals' crime caper, but we are totally up for it. Hard to say which of the film's A-list stars looked the most dazzling at the world premiere this week, but Rihanna,...
Trolley-Bus Gridlock in Heart of the City; NEWCASTLE, 1962: THEN AND NOW
UR great main image from the Chronicle archive shows Newcastle's Grainger Street in 1962. OIf the architecture of the famous street hasn't changed since then, the prevailing modes of transport certainly have. We see small, austere, functional...
TV Films of the Week
1 MALEFICENT Tonight, BBC1, 6.05pm INSPIRED by the 1959 Disney animation Sleeping Beauty, this visually stunning fantasy reimagines the Brothers Grimm through the eyes of the eponymous villainess. King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) yearns to expand his kingdom...
Unhappy Father's Day for Peter? TV SOAPS CORONATION STREET ITV
Unhappy Father's Day for Peter? WE all knew Toyah and Eva's baby bombshell was going to drop at some point, and this week things finally come to a head. Eva spots Simon and his mate smoking over the pram so her maternal instinct kicks in and she...
Weekend Greyhounds
TODAY NEWCASTLE BAGS 14.04 (480m): Some Paradise, Target Bridie, Taxi Twofifty, Coolykereen Qual, Corrakelly Bolt, Donegal Chick (W) 14.24 (480m) Handicap: Cornfield Subway (W), Neens Brandy, Turn The Screw, Wraysbury Mistey, Babs Ben, Coloured Dubh...
We Felt the Love Again, Which Was Nice. It's Been a While; Fans of Poldark, Rejoice - Ross and Demelza's Marriage Is Back on Track, and No One Is Happier about It Than Stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson. GEORGIA HUMPHREYS Chats to the Pair about Relationships, Responsibility and Role Models
Byline: GEORGIA HUMPHREYS TO SAY Ross Poldark's chiselled torso has caused a stir is an understatement. There was an outcry on Twitter when, in the first episode of the last series of the BBC1 period drama, there wasn't an ab in sight. Fans of...
We Looked at Future Predictions of Global Warming and the Fallouts of War. It Was Depressing to Write at Times; as Their First Joint Novel Is Published, Writers Tom and Giovanna Fletcher Tell HANNAH STEPHENSON about the Real Fears Behind the Bleak Fictional Future They've Created
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON TOM and Giovanna Fletcher are known for their upbeat writing - he for his songwriting skills with bands McFly and McBusted and his children's books; she for her romantic fiction and blogs about being a mum. Now, the...
Whey Aye, Freddy Wanted the Wheel; EX-MAGPIES CHAIRMAN WAS KEY IN PLANS FOR STRUCTURE
Byline: IAN JOHNSON Reporter ian.johnson01@reachplc.com @IANJOHNSONCHRON FORMER Newcastle United chief Freddy Shepherd played a key role in bringing the 'Whey Aye' vision to Tyneside before he died, it has emerged. The 460ft observation wheel...
WHOSE NEYM IS ONTHE CUP; Brazil or Germany Look Best Bets
Byline: MRFIXIT PAUL JAIN@MRFIXITSTIPS IT'S under a week to the World Cup kick-off and Russia 2018 promises thrills and spills in a tournament that looks wider open than usual. Four years ago Brazil were battered 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals...
Worst Dressed' Lists Are out of Fashion
Byline: EMMA JOHNSON SO, here we are in this post-Weinstein, post Cosby, #MeToo world. We've had black dresses and white roses and Time's Up on the abuse or mistreatment of women. We have mental health first aiders in our workplaces and body...
Young Golfer with the Drive to Be a Success; 13-Year-Old Is Aiming for Trophy Spot GOLF
IT is not uncommon for young golfers to dream of becoming a Tour pro - and that is the same for Morgan Blythe, even if he has a shorter term goal driving him on first. The Thorp Academy student, who only joined the Ryton secondary school and sixth...
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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