Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from May 16, 2019

A City Leader in Careers Guidance; Produced by the Students of Heaton Manor School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Byline: Emily Ross, Beth Rowland and Erin Scott HEATON MANOR SCHOOL is a diverse community offering a variety of academic opportunities. As the only school in Newcastle achieving the quality in Careers Standard Award, we have access to careers support...
A Night at Gateshead's Ritz
Byline: 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, ncjMedia, Eldon Court, @DaveSMorton Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales -...
A Question of Sport
THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY and successful Year of sport for students in Heaton Manor School. From September, there have been many students from all year groups competing at city, county and national level in a range of sports. No time was wasted...
A Unanimous Vote for Rondon as Player of the Season as Our Pundits Review 2018-2019; Chronicle Writers Consider the Highs - and Lows - of the Last Nine Months
THE season is over and it is time to reflect on another campaign of highs and lows at St James' Park. Newcastle finished 13th but there were fine moments alongside some disappointments for the Magpies. We asked our Newcastle writers Lee Ryder,...
Baggies Losing out Sets Price for Rondon
WEST Brom's play-off semi-final defeat means Newcastle United now know the price they will have to pay for Salomon Rondon. As revealed by the Chronicle earlier this year, Rondon's contract stipulates a PS16.5million release clause if the club is...
Beaches Blue and Golden
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@ncjmedia.co.uk SIX North East beaches have once again scooped a prestigious award to be crowned among the cleanest in Britain. Beaches in Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and Sunderland all scooped the Blue...
Best of the Rest
EUROVISION SEMI-FINALS 2019 BBC4, 8pm EUROVISION fever is hotting up after the first semi-final on Tuesday. Tonight, radio DJ Scott Mills and TV personality Rylan Clark are live from Tel Aviv in Israel for the second semi final before Saturday's...
Bully for You; Many of America's Allies Have Been on the Receiving End of a Trump Tirade. Now It's Theresa May's Turn Again
ONG before Donald Trump was elected, America knew he was bully. LHe was, after all, proud to admit it. In his book The Art of the Deal, Trump boasted how at the age of five he punched his music teacher in the face "because I didn't think he knew...
Bus Chiefs Back City Bridge Toll Proposals
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Local democracy reporter daniel.holland@ncjmedia.co.uk Bus bosses have thrown their weight behind plans to put tolls on three bridges across the River Tyne - warning that the alternative means of cutting air pollution would...
Churchyard Rich in History Rejuvenated; VOLUNTEER PROJECT RESTORES LUMINARIES' BURIAL SPOT
Byline: TONY HENDERSON Reporter ec.news@reachplc.com @Hendrover St James' Church in Benwell FOR the last 10 years, a graveyard in the West End of Newcastle has been bringing history alive. The graveyard of St James' Church in Benwell is the resting...
CINEMA Listings
CINEWORLD NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE The Gate, Newgate Street (0871 200 2000) A Dog's Journey (PG): Fri/Mon-Thu 2.10pm, 5pm, Sat/Sun 12.20pm, 2.50pm, 5.20pm Avengers: Endgame (12A): Fri-Thu 10am (Fri/Mon-Thu), 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am (Fri-Tue), 12.20pm, 1.50pm,...
Fairs Cup Anniversary Stage Play
LAST November, The Chronicle brought you news of Bend It Like Bobby, a play celebrating the 50th anniversary of Newcastle's last major trophy, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969. The play is penned by Glasgow playwright Jim Orr and he's sent an...
Food Waste Is Hard to Stomach
Byline: SUSAN LEE Straight-talking in the post-truth age facebook.com/NewcastleChronicle T'S become known as the battle of the fridge and takes place at least once a week in our house. It goes like this. I rifle through all the chilled foodstuffs...
Forget All about Past, We Will Treat This Game like It Is a One-Off; ROSS FOCUSED ON BEATING POMPEY
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Sunderland writer james.hunter@reachplc.com @JHUNTERCHRON SUNDERLAND must treat tonight's play-off semi-final second leg as a one-off game, insists Jack Ross. The Black Cats go into the game against Portsmouth at Fratton...
Fund Set Up in Honour of 'Fantastic' John Paul
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com @TheSharminator FRIENDS and loved ones of a muchloved football coach are helping to raise money to support his family following his sudden death. John Paul Couley, a popular and respected...
Fun to Run with Sunshine
Byline: KATIE COLLINGS Reporter katie.collings@ncjmedia.co.uk ARE you a keen runner or have set yourself a goal to get fit this year? Or perhaps you're training for the Great North Run? Well, there's a perfect challenge right here in the North East...
Gas-Fired Power Plant in Pipeline; APPROVAL SOUGHT TO REVIVE SITE
Byline: COREENA FORD Reporter coreena.ford@reachplc.com @Scoopford An energy company has unveiled plans to build a PS25m power project on the site of a former Newcastle power station, 100 years after it closed. Sambar Power Limited, a subsidiary...
Graphic WEAPONS AT THE BORDER; Figures Show a Huge Surge in the Number of People Being Caught Trying to Smuggle Knives into the UK
Byline: DEBORA ARU HE number of knives seized by Border Force more than quadrupled in a single year. TNew Home Office figures reveal officers confiscated 16,698 bladed items in 2018. That is compared with 3,728 in the previous year. The...
Greyhounds
NEWCASTLE (BAGS) 11.11 (480m): Toolmaker Blanco, Highclere Zena, Bertha Chomps, Target Tweed, Mays Bobby Joe, Time In Havana(W). 11.26 (480m): Shellam Ray, Glacier Point, Fardoe Munro, Solway Sensation, Blackhouse Jay, Target Jason (W). 11.41...
Gym Club's Success Raises Three Cheers; GYMNASTICS
DURHAM City Gymnastics Club has been honoured at the annual North of England Gymnastics Awards at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield - with three of the top awards. Gymnastics club from across the North East attended the event, which celebrates the achievements...
'Half-Baked Plan' of Taxpayers' Alliance Labelled Embarrassment by Powerhouse
Byline: JONATHAN WALKER Political Editor jonathan.walker@ncjmedia.co.uk PROPOSALS to scrap the HS2 highspeed rail to pay for a range of smaller improvements have been slammed as "an embarrassment". The Taxpayers' Alliance published 28 projects...
Headteacher's 10/10; HEADTEACHER: MRS KAREN BLACKBURN
1. How long have you been Headteacher? Since September 2017. 2. What do you like best about working with students of Heaton Manor? Seeing the positive difference that our work makes to so many lives, whether that is through exam results or pastoral...
ITV Axes Jeremy Kyle Show for Good
ITV has said "now is the right time" for The Jeremy Kyle Show to end as it was permanently axed following the death of a guest. The confrontational talk show was suspended indefinitely by the broadcaster on Monday following the death of a participant,...
Kane Looks Bound for Portugal
HARRY Kane is expected to be named in England's Nations League finals squad today despite the striker's ankle ligament injury. After captaining the Three Lions to the World Cup semifinals last summer, the 25-year-old is in a race to be fit in time...
Lib Dem Leader Hails Vote 'Huge Step Forward' 'HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF' AS POLL SAW SEAT GAINS ACROSS UK
Byline: DANIEL HOLLAND Local democracy reporter daniel.holland@reachplc.com @danhollandnews THE newly re-elected leader of Newcastle's Liberal Democrats is hoping to orchestrate the party's resurgence in the city, after a "huge step forward" at...
Line of Duty to State His Derby Case
LINE OF DUTY can shake up the Derby picture with victory in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York. A stellar field has been assembled for the Knavesmire showpiece - and, quite rightly, much attention will surround the reappearance of...
Make No Bones about It, You Must See Dippy
WHEN Dippy finally makes its arrival in the city, it certainly won't go unnoticed. Local families are already impatiently awaiting the moment the famous dinosaur skeleton cast goes on show to the public and the logistics of transporting it into...
NHS Trial for Drug for Spinal Condition; Campaigners Welcome Decision on Life-Extending Treatment
Byline: JONATHAN WALKER Political Editor jon.walker@reachplc.com CAMPAIGNERS have won a victory in their battle to convince the NHS to fund a miracle drug which can prolong the lives of children with a rare genetic condition. Nusinersen, also...
Offensive Mail Sent to School Hit by Vandals; Sole Islamic School in the North East Suffers Further Hate Crime
Byline: HANNAH GRAHAM Reporter hannah.graham@reachplc.com @HannahGraham21 AN Islamic school hit by a barrage of hate crimes has now been targeted by "disgusting" offensive mail. Bahr Academy, an independent girls' school in Elswick, Newcastle,...
On This Day
1763: Dr Johnson and James Boswell met for the first time at Tom Davie's bookshop in Russell Street, London. 1770: The Dauphin of France (later Louis XVI) married Marie Antoinette. 1875: The Kentucky Derby was first run at Louisville, Kentucky....
Orchestra Has Diamond Nights
Byline: MIKE KELLY A BUMPER Beethoven weekend, E.T. screened with a live orchestra, violin sensation Nicola Benedetti and children's favourite Peter and the Wolf are just some of the highlights of Sage Gateshead's forthcoming classical season. ...
Plea from Head after Shock Report; SCHOOL BRANDED 'INADEQUATE' BY OFSTED
Byline: KALI LINDSAY Reporter kali.lindsy@reachplc.com @KALIALINDSAY BAD behaviour and a poor attendance record has resulted in a Newcastle school being rated 'inadequate' by inspectors for the first time. Ofsted inspectors arrived at Walbottle...
Police Say Man's Death Was 'Not a Random Attack' Neighbours Speak of Their Shock
Byline: KATHRYN RIDDELL and LISA HUTCHINSON Reporters ec.news@trinitymirror.com AN alleged murder victim who was found dead in his Jarrow home has been named. Simon Bowman, 54, was found dead by emergency services at his home on Front Street...
RAOB Clinch the Title but Only after a Scare; Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday Lg
ASHINGTON RAOB only needed to avoid defeat against Amble Tavern to secure the Premier Division title. They did so - but had to do things the hard way. The Buffs led 4-0 at one stage but Tavern - playing their last ever fixture - pulled it back...
» Sixth Form Sensation
Byline: Amelia Shannon HEATON MANOR SIXTH FORM is a fun and friendly environment to be in. The Sixth Form offers a huge range of subjects for example, Media Studies, Sociology, Economics, English and many more. Both A-levels and BTECS are offered...
REUNITED; Send Letters To: Reunited, the Chronicle, 2nd Floor, INTU Eldon Square, Eldon Court NE1 7JB
I AM in the process of writing down for my family details of life spent in Newcastle during the Second World War. My mother and I lived in Weardale Avenue, Walker, where we spent the war years and during that time had foisted upon us lodgers who...
Ritchie Is in Talks to Stay with United
MATT Ritchie has confirmed he is in talks with Newcastle United over a new contract and is desperate to stay at St James' Park. Ritchie's future was a talking point earlier this year when reports claimed Rafa Benitez had told him he was free to...
Roomy Azuma Goes into Service on East Coast; BUT RAIL PASSENGERS IN NORTH EAST WILL HAVE TO WAIT
Byline: JONATHAN WALKER Political Reporter jon.walker@reachplc.com PASSENGERS on the East Coast Main Line are set to travel in new state-of-theart Azuma trains for the first time. And we got a sneak peak of the vehicles, built by Hitachi in County...
Salmon Joins Falcons on Two-Year Deal; RUGBY UNION
EXETER Chiefs lock Toby Salmon will join Newcastle Falcons in the summer on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old Norfolk native stands at 6ft 5in and 120kg, and made 16 appearances in his two seasons with the Chiefs after joining from Rotherham. ...
Smarter for 10; Read All about It Whisteblowers, Political Scandals and a Duck House.Marion McMullen Looks at Examples of Groundbreaking Reporting as We Mark Journalism Matters Week
Byline: Marion McMullen 1 THE Daily Mirror successfully campaigned earlier this year for the Government to change the law on organ donation. The new legislation is known as Max and Kiera's Law after 10-yearold Max Johnson, left, who championed the...
TAN'S LABYRINTH; KATIE WRIGHT Talks to the Experts about Common Fake Tan Fails and How You Can Avoid Them
Byline: KATIE WRIGHT WHEN you've been starved of sun for months and a natural tan isn't an option, fake tan is an absolute godsend for giving your limbs that delightful just-spent-a-weekin-Santorini glow. But when sunless tanning goes wrong, it...
They Said What?
"It will go to London, it will shake the English people, because the English people are waiting for the moment to meet the golden boy" Renowned archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass on the Tutankhamun Exhibition which will be visiting Britain for the last time....
Tough Task for Durham with Veteran Wessels on Fine Form
RIKI Wessels marked his home Specsavers County Championship Division Two debut for Worcestershire with a superb century as his side established control against Durham at New Road. The 33-year-old reached three figures off 120 balls with four sixes...
Traffic & Travel Update
BY CAR A189 Killingworth Road in both directions closed due to major roadworks between West Farm Avenue and A191/A189/Freeman Road (South Gosforth roundabout). BY BUS Killingworth Road, Gosforth, is closed between South Gosforth Roundabout and West...
'When Will This TV Abuse of the Vulnerable Stop?' TRAGIC REALITY STAR'S MUM BLASTS ITV AFTER JEREMY KYLE GUEST DEATH
Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@reachplc.com THE mum of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has hit out at ITV for allowing her daughter to take part in the reality show despite knowing about her mental health issues. Sophie was found dead...
Who Stays and Who Goes If One Question Is Finally Answered; SALES WILL BOLSTER TRANSFER KITTY AND UNITED HAVE PLENTY OF ASSETS THEY CAN CASH IN
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS Regional football editor mark.douglas@reachplc.com @MsiDouglas RAFA Benitez will meet Mike Ashley for talks later this week with the focus on his budget and recruitment issues as the pair try to find common ground to secure...
Win Is a Lesson in the Joys of Cycling; School's National Success
Byline: DARREN KELSO Reporter darren.kelso@reachplc.com North Tyneside Council cycle champion Coun Sarah Day with John Spence pupils YOUNG cyclists are hoping to inspire others to explore North Tyneside on two wheels this summer after coming out...
Young North Squad Going Inter a Battle; JUNIOR BADMINTON
NORTHUMBERLAND'S under-18 squad travelled to Nottingham University for the annual Inter-County Tournament. North had won the event only once before - in 1987. The squad which travelled to the Midlands consisted of Charlotte Graham, Ellen Davison,...
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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