Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

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08:58 Women's football pioneer hits out at 'sexist' FA advice A pioneer who encouraged women and girls into football said none of the 300 new starters she has seen has ever asked for a Twitter break, a smaller ball or a nicely smelling bib.

Julie Scurfield, from Chester-le-Street, is soon to be appointed to the Durham FA council having set up the St Cuthbert's Amazons Girls FC in 2004.

The club has more than 100 women and girls on its books, some as young as four, and runs eight teams across the age groups.

Its most senior team is vying for promotion from Durham County FA Women's Development Division but, when it started off as a junior side, it took three seasons to score a goal and four to win a game.

11:13 Newcastle city centre car park to close before Christmas A Newcastle city centre multistorey car park will close down this month.

NCP's 375-space New Bridge Street car park is shutting for good on Wednesday, December 21 when the operator's lease expires.

NCP has told season ticket holders about the plan and says they may be able to leave their cars in alternative NCP car parks in the city centre. Its car parks in John Dobson Street and Carliol Street will remain open.

12:07 David 'Noddy' Rice's stepson jailed for raiding bookmakers Murdered David "Noddy" Rice's stepson has been jailed for raiding a bookmakers because he was hungry. Apologetic thief Steven Rice told Ladbrokes staff he was desperate and sorry as he helped himself to PS700 in cash.

Hooded Rice, whose stepfather was gunned down in a South Shields seaside car park 10 years ago, carried out the raid in broad daylight in the same town.

Now the 31-year-old has been jailed for 16 months at Newcastle Crown Court after he admitted theft.

13:23 Disabled girl, seven, assaulted A disabled seven-year-old girl was assaulted by a grown man in Sunderland. …

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