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 21, 2019

A Corner of City That's Endured for Years
Byline: NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON recalls the people and places of the North East CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT WWW.CHRONICLELIVE.CO.UK/NEWS/HISTORY EMAIL: david.morton.editorial@ncjmedia.co.uk TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, ncjMedia, Eldon Court,...
ADVERTISING KILLER INSTINCT; ADVERTISING FEATURE FEATURE A New Series of InsIde the MIND of a SERIAL KILLER on REALLY Finds out WHAT Drives Murderers to UNIMAGINABLE Acts of BRUTALITY
TUBE murderer Kieran Kelly prowled the Underground on a killing spree that went undetected for 30 years. But what drove the monster to shove so many men to unimaginably grisly deaths under the wheels of trains? of That's what psychologist Dr Linda...
A Gastronomic Festival - and It's All for Free!
BISHOP Auckland Food Festival returns with all of the essential ingredients for a fabulous weekend of family fun on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. The town's Market Place and surrounding streets will be bustling with more than 150 stalls...
An Unmissable Year of World-Class Culture; #Durham19
FROM the Cricket World Cup, Kynren and Lumiere's tenth anniversary, to the reopening of Auckland Castle and a host of new activities and special occasions, there has never been a more exciting time to visit, live and work in County Durham. With...
Apartment Buyers Could Kick Up Stink; Tip May Close If Council Gives Project Green Light
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Local democracy reporter daniel.holland@trinitymirror.com @danhollandnews A VITAL Newcastle tip could be forced to close down if three new blocks of flats are built next to it in the "worst possible location", council bosses...
Arrival of Star Playmaker Almiron Pushes Fringe Players like Atsu to Improve in Training and in Competitive Action
CHRISTIAN Atsu has raised his performance levels since Miguel Almiron's arrival at Newcastle United, impressing manager Rafa Benitez in the process. The Ghana winger was a regular starter throughout December and January, operating as the left-sided...
Ballywood All Primed for Ludlow
ALAN King looks to have found a good opportunity for Ballywood to bag a good prize by way of the Bromfield Sand & Gravel Handicap Chase at Ludlow. The five-year-old has not had that much racing since joining King from France, but has done little...
Benfield Fall to Abysmal Away Defeat
Byline: MARK CARRUTHERS NEWCASTLE Benfield's miserable week continued as they fell to a humbling 4-0 defeat at top-four challengers Stockton Town. Stuart Elliott's side went into the game on the back of a convincing home loss against Whickham...
Best Bar None? Traditional Bar Soaps Are Making a Comeback as Shoppers Shun Plastic Packaging. KATIE WRIGHT Finds out More about the Trend
Byline: KATIE WRIGHT UNTIL recently, a bottle of posh liquid hand wash was a bathroom essential if you wanted to impress visiting guests. But now, as we're all becoming more environmentally aware, the coolest households are eschewing plastic...
Best of the Rest
STABBED: BRITAIN'S KNIFE CRIME CRISIS BBC1, 9pm IN this powerful and emotional film, the man who witnessed his friend Stephen Lawrence being stabbed to death by a racist gang in 1993 comes forward to investigate the terrifying rise of knife crime....
Big Spring Clean Makes Our Borough Shine; SCHOOL CHILDREN JOIN THE COMMUNITY TO CLEAN
Byline: DARREN KELSO Reporter darren.kelso@trinitymirror.com SCHOOL children are joining forces with residents, businesses and community groups to give the area they live in a good spring clean. The Big Spring Clean - an annual campaign and commitment...
Brexit Means a Big Headache Looms for United as Transfer Rules Set to Change; IMPACT OF WESTMINSTER'S INDECISION ON FOOTBALL INDUSTRY GROWING EVERY DAY
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH Newcastle writer chris.waugh@reachplc.com @CHRISDHWAUGH NEWCASTLE United and the other 19 Premier League clubs are still waiting to discover the extent to which Brexit will affect potential transfer business and the required...
Brilliant Buddies
Byline: Molly Taylor and Evie Waters AT SOUTH WELLFIELD playtimes are always good fun. We have 2 playgrounds so there is lots of space for everyone to play out. Twelve pupils are Buddies who spend playtimes playing with and looking after younger...
Busy Year Ahead for Hartlepool Artist Narbi Price; Artist Narbi Price, a Winner at Last Year's Culture Awards, Has a Busy Year Ahead, as DAVID WHETSTONE Has Been Finding Out
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE YOU might not - in fact probably won't - find beauty in a painting by Narbi Price. That's not to say it isn't there because beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. Narbi, who was judged artist of the year...
CINEMA Listings
CINEWORLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 200 2000) Alita: Battle Angel (12A): Fri-Thu 10.45am, 1.40pm Beauty And The Beast (1991 Film) (U): Sat/Sun 10am Ben Is Back (15): Fri/Mon-Thu 10.30am, 1.10pm, 3.45pm, 6.20pm, 8.50pm, Sat/Sun...
City Plans to Rent Lorry Park; COUNCIL BOSSES TO LEASE SITE AMID FEARS OF NO DEAL
Byline: JAMES HARRISON Local democracy reporter james.harrison@trinitymirror.com @JHARRISONLDR FEARS of a no deal have prompted city bosses to draw up plans for a temporary lorry park to help Nissan's Washington factory deal with any post-Brexit...
Decent People Must Be Free to Speak out without Fear of Trolls
Byline: SUSAN LEE Straight-talking in the post-truth age THERE'S a woman I know who wants to be a writer. She's a mum of two who works hard to promote interfaith understanding. She writes - really well, as it happens - about how our differences...
Dene's 'Jewel' May Rise from the Ashes; Historic Site May House a Restaurant Again, Says Parks Trust
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Local democracy reporter daniel.holland@trinitymirror.com @danhollandnews PARKS bosses are "confident" of finally breathing new life into the former home of one of Newcastle's most popular restaurants, after years of it lying...
Detective Doused Child in Water to 'Subdue' Them; Officer Left Hysterical Victim in Tears in Street
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court reporter rob.kennedy@reachplc.com @ChronicleCourt A DECORATED counter-terrorism police officer who left a youngster "crying hysterically" by pouring bottles of water over their head claimed it was an "approved method of...
Driver 'Ripped' Grandma Away from Family with 'Weapon' Car; KILLER PLOUGHED INTO VICTIM IN PIMPED UP VEHICLE
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk A dangerous driver killed a loving grandmother after he ploughed into her with his "pimped" sports car as she walked home from a shopping trip. Charity worker Sylvia Mallaby died instantly...
Driver 'Ripped' Grandma Away; Killer Ploughed into Victim in Pimped Up Vehicle
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk A DANGEROUS driver killed a loving grandmother after he ploughed into her with his "pimped" sports car as she walked home from a shopping trip. Charity worker Sylvia Mallaby died instantly...
Explore the Coastline with Open-Top Seasider Service
Tynemouth Longsands Spanish City FOR Stagecoach North East, the strong cultural links to the region and opportunities to build on the thriving tourism industry are key to boosting the northern economy by showcasing the North East's unique heritage....
Favourites Far from Predictable
Byline: MICK BURGESS Stiff Little Fingers, live at the O2 Academy, Newcastle, March 15 AS sure as eggs are eggs, as winter makes way for spring, you can bet your bottom dollar that Irish Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers, will be back in Newcastle...
Feast on a Summer of Foodie Festivities
THE couple behind the success of popular North East food and entertainment festivals have revealed details of nine tasty treats taking place this summer. Organised by Mark and Shelley Deakin, the events kick off in May with Proper Food and Drink...
Festival Builds on Rich and Vibrant Literary Tradition
Byline: PROFESSOR SINEAD MORRISSEY Director of the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts THE Newcastle Poetry Festival is the only festival dedicated exclusively to poetry between St Andrews and Birmingham and is the third biggest poetry festival in...
Formby Fans Snap Up Collector's Archive - to Tune of PS20,000; Ukuleles Once Owned by the Entertainer Had Been Gathering Dust for Years Mike Johnson with His Father's Ukulele-Banjo
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Reporter @Hendrover A TYNESIDE George Formby fan splashed out PS8 in 1961 for a ukulele which belonged to the hugely popular entertainer. Now, 58 years later, the Keech ukulele has sold at auction for PS8,400. George...
Fry Has Bags in the Glory Groove
HARRY Fry hopes he can counterbalance a blank at the Cheltenham Festival by hitting back at the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree next month. The Seaborough handler plans to send a strong team to the Merseyside track, spearheaded...
Growing Leisure and Tourism Brings Jobs Boost for Kielder
A GROWING leisure and tourism offering has created an employment boost in Northumberland delivered by Northumbrian Water as part of the growth of Kielder Water and Forest Park. The water company has seen employment relating to its operational and...
History Going on the Market in Moot Hall Sale; but Building Must Be Leased Back to Courts until 2022
Byline: JONATHON MANNING Reporter jonathon.manning@reachplc.com @JONNYAMANNING PROPERTY developers are being offered the chance to own a unique piece of Newcastle history after the city's Moot Hall was put up for sale. The historic site was built...
How the Region Continues to Captivate with Culture; Faith in Culture to Improve Opportunities and Quality of Life in the North East, While Boosting the Economy through Tourism, Shows No Sign of Diminishing. DAVID WHETSTONE Reports on Eye-Catching Initiatives Past, Present and Future
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE KNOWING where to begin is the tricky thing. You look for jaw-droppingly ambitious examples of the North East's faith in the pulling power of culture and your head swivels this way and that. A giant Ferris wheel in Newcastle,...
I'm Driving a New Agenda - Candidate
Byline: SEAN SEDDON Reporter sean.seddon@ncjmedia.co.uk MEET David 'Ordy' Ord, the Byker dadof-six who is running for mayor to stand up for motorists - despite the fact he doesn't drive. The 49-year-old, who works as a night porter at a sheltered...
Improvements Are on the Right Road; Work to Change Pedestrian Area Has Started
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON CHANGES to one of Newcastle city centre's busiest pedestrian areas have begun. Newcastle City Council has secured PS2m from central government to make changes...
It's Perfect Timing for Whitley as Braves See off Storm; ICE HOCKEY
WHITLEY Braves had time on their side as they defeated Manchester Storm 7-6 in an English Under-18 North Two League match at Hillheads. The game still had 97 seconds to be played but the ice time had ended and the result will stand and two points...
Jury Told How Murder Accused Delivered Fatal Blow with Knife; TWO COUSINS' 'BANTER' HAD TURNED INTO AGGRESSION AFTER NIGHT OUT AT PUB, COURT HEARS
Byline: KELLY ASHMORE Reporter kelly.ashmore@reachplc.com @KELLYASHMOREBC A 26-YEAR-OLD from County Durham is accused of losing his temper and plunging a knife into his cousin's chest after a boozy night out in Brierley Hill in the West Midlands....
Knocking Chippy for Body Art? Tatt's Not Right! Online Troll Hit out at Takeaway for Staff's Tattoo
Byline: IAN JOHNSON Reporter ian.johnson01@trinitymirror.com @IANJOHNSONCHRON A CHIPPY has slammed a Tripadvisor troll who criticised staff for having tattoos. Fenham Fish Bar staff were branded 'low grade' for employing workers with inkings....
Man Stole Cash from His Vulnerable Brother
Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court reporter rob.kennedy@trinitymirror.com @ChronicleCourt MONEY-GRABBING Mark Fuller was meant to be someone his vulnerable disabled half-brother could trust when their mum died - instead he cruelly conned him out of thousands...
May: My Regret over Brexit Delay
THERESA MAY has described the delay to Brexit as a "matter of great personal regret", adding: "It is now time for MPs to decide." In a televised address from 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister said that it was "a matter of great personal regret...
Meet Karen Langtree
Byline: Hannah Mather and Freya Rankin ON FEBRUARY 1ST some children from year 3 went on a visit to New York Primary School, to work with Karen Langtree who writes lots of books. We went with Mrs Brown, who has taken us on lots of literacy trips....
Mel's Tale of Money Woes Is No Help to Abuse Victims
MEL B was welcomed into Downing Street as a Women's Aid charity ambassador as part of a campaign to win better support for domestic violence victims. It is a truly worthwhile and commendable cause that the UK Government must tackle, not just for...
Newcastle Airport Embarks on a New Inbound Tourism Strategy
WITH over 5.4 million passengers travelling through its doors in 2018, Newcastle Airport is the largest in the North East. As well as encouraging passengers to visit destinations around the globe, this year the Airport has embarked on an ambitious...
On This Day
on this day 1556: Thomas Cranmer, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, was condemned as a heretic under Catholic Queen Mary I and burned at the stake in Oxford. 1685: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. He sired 20...
Open Practice for New-Look Diamonds; SPEEDWAY
Byline: BARRY WALLACE THE new-look Newcastle Diamonds' line-up for the 2019 SGB Championship season gets together for the first time on Sunday, March 24, for the club's official practice day at Byker. Things start at 11 am with a photo-call before...
Our Son's Legacy Will Help Save Lives; FAMILY UNVEIL MEMORIAL TO MAN KILLED IN TRAGEDY
Byline: KALI LINDSAY Reporter kali.lindsay@trinitymirror.com @KALIALINDSAY THE heartbroken family of a young man who died in Ibiza hope to keep his legacy alive and prevent tragedy from hitting another family. Paul Gardner, of North Shields,...
Peregrine Run Ready for Aintree
TRAINER Peter Fahey is targeting Peregrine Run at the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree on April 5. The County Kildare handler believes the race over the famous Grand National fences will suit his classy performer and is looking to give...
Playing at Wembley Will Be a 'Dream Come True'
Byline: STUART RAYNER Football writer stuart.rayner@reachplc.com @sturayner LUKE O'Nien has missed out on playing at Wembley once already, so you will not hear him saying football's most iconic ground has lost its lustre - but he is determined to...
Plenty of Magic in Air at Alnwick
Byline: SIMON MEECHAN ALNWICK Castle has revealed what's in store when it reopens for the 2019 season. The castle closes for the winter, but is due to open its doors again on Friday, March 29. More than 100 staff have been trained, including...
Returning Ospreys Will Be a Sight for Soar Eyes
VISITORS to Kielder Water and Forest Park are being urged to train their eyes on the skies over the next couple of weeks, with the area's famous ospreys expected to return to the area soon. The annual visitors have been playing out a soap opera...
Sir John Fury at Magpies' Treachery
SIR John Hall says he will 'never forgive' the players who ultimately cost Sir Bobby Robson his job as Newcastle United manager. The former Magpies owner and chairman tried to lure the former England boss to his boyhood club in 1997 after Kevin...
Sit Down, You'll Still Have a Blast; James Newcastle City Hall
Byline: PHILIP TALLENTIRE EVERY now and then, you enjoy the privilege of attending a gig where the band and the audience share a special moment of magic. That was the case when James performed the first song of their encore at a bouncing Newcastle...
Six of Best Puts Chevi in Cup Final; BLYTH & WANSBECK SUNDAY LEAGUE
EAST Chevington booked their place in the final of the JD Marnock Cup with a 6-0 home win against Ashington Town Mortimer. Adam Shanks led the scoring with a double. Further goals came from Kevin Bell, Josh Baston, Calvin Baston and Jack Small....
Smarter for 10; Brexit by Numbers It's Been More Than 1,000 Days since Britain Voted to Leave the European Union. Marion McMullen Looks at Key Numbers on Britain and the EU Michael
1 A TOTAL of 33.6 million people voted in the June 26, 2016 referendum about the EU. The Leave party won by a slender majority of 51.9% to 48.1%. Brexit campaigner Michael Gove told voters a few months beforehand that the UK would find itself in a...
Stats Reveal Impact Latest Signing Has Made So Far to Magpie's Attacking Force
WHEN Miguel Almiron arrived at St James' Park, he was tipped for big things. Yet few could have expected the impact the Paraguayan attacker would have had at Newcastle in his opening six league matches. A PS20m move for Almiron in January sparked...
Success on a Plate Wherever You Go
FROM its spectacular selection of restaurants to quality local suppliers, when it comes to great food look no further than right here in the North East. The region is ever evolving when it comes to food choices and whatever your preferred cuisine,...
Teaching Country How to CoppaFeel
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON HEALTH and beauty retailer Superdrug has confirmed plans to start offering a 'no touch' breast check in its Newcastle city centre clinic, along with 54 other nurse...
The Best Places to Lap Up the Outdoors
QUAYSIDE Bridge Tavern The Bridge has two beer gardens, a small one to the side on the bottom floor, and another one upstairs. The upstairs section has seating and heaters, and gets very popular. Quayside Wetherspoon Not only is the Quayside Spoon...
The Stay at Home Dads; Attitudes May Have Changed - but a Stubborn Minority Still Think Less of Men Who Stay at Home to Raise Their Children
Byline: DEBORA ARU NE in every eight people thinks a stay-at-home dad is "less" of a man. OA new survey from polling group IPSOS Mori asked the public what they thought about men who remained at home to look after their children. Although...
They Said What?
they said what? "In 30 years of doing stuff for the BBC that's one of the best days I've had. With all the stuff that is going on, people needed a bit of cheering up - I think there's a bit of truth in that" The BBC's Huw Edwards on the Harry-Meghan...
Three Amigos Making Their Mark on Toon Team-Mates; SPANISH-SPEAKING RONDON, ALMIRON AND PEREZ A HIT
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH Newcastle writer chris.waugh@reachplc.com @CHRISDHWAUGH MATT Ritchie has heaped praise on Newcastle United team-mates Salomon Rondon and Miguel Almiron - describing the goals the former scores as "priceless", and tipping the...
Thug Attacked Newsagents Staff
Byline: KATIE DICKINSON Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON A THUG subjected a newsagents worker to a traumatic assault after he tried to confront him for stealing cans of lager. Garry William Addison launched the attack...
Top Views for Workers If Roof Terrace Approved; DEVELOPER REVEALS PLANS FOR OFFICE ADDITION
Byline: HERBERT SODEN Local democracy reporter herbert.soden@trinitymirror.com @HerbertSoden88 LUCKY office workers could be treated to a jaw-dropping view of the quayside if a roof terrace addition is approved for a commercial building scheme....
Trump Damned by Silence over White Supremacists
Byline: STATESIDE With US Editor Christopher Bucktin AS THE rest of the world struggled to come to terms with true outrage over the sickening New Zealand terrorist attack, Donald Trump was spitting his own venom. In the wake of the massacre which...
Trust Your Instincts - Plea from Sister; Alice Ruggles' Sister Says More Must Be Done
Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime reporter sophie.doughty@trinitymirror.com @Sophie_Doughty THE heartbroken sister of murdered Alice Ruggles has warned other women not to ignore the warning signs that their partner could become dangerous. Stalking...
Wilson - I Want to Be Part of Win after Last Year's Injury
Byline: SEAN MCCORMICK Football writer sean.mccormick@reachplc.com @S_McCormick95 NEWCASTLE Falcons and England flanker Mark Wilson is excited to make up for lost time as the Falcons welcome Sale Sharks to St James' Park in the 'Big One' on Saturday....
Working Together to Get Teens in Work and off Streets; KIDS GIVEN CHANCE TO TURN LIVES AROUND IN SUBURB
Byline: KATHRYN RIDDELL Reporter kathyryn.riddell@trinitymirror.com @KathrynRiddell ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has fallen among troublesome teens in a Newcastle suburb after police steered them away from crime. The schoolchildren had been causing...
Your Local Chemists
NEWCASTLE: Boots, 140 West Road, 8.30am to 5.30pm; Boots, Eldon Square, 8pm; Boots Kingston Park shopping centre, 8am to midnight .Superdrug, Northumberland Street, to 5.30pm; 132-136 Elswick Road, Elswick, to 6.30pm; 293-295 Chillingham Road, Heaton,...
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