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2008-10-01 18:00:25

AN AMATEUR theatre group is on the hunt for new members. Communiversal Entertainment hold practice sessions every Friday afternoon at Byker fire station community wing. The team work alongside a group of semi-professional and professional theatre workers and are looking for any budding actors, writers, technicians, or anyone wanting to help out to join them. For more information, contact Simon Dunlavey on 07513 500 906 or Luke Hannah on 07917 178 547. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle -...

2008-08-28 18:00:44

SCHOOLS in County Durham have proved how classy they are. Another 22 schools in the county have confirmed their reputation for being among the most outward-looking in the country by winning further recognition for their outstanding international work. They will start the new term having won the International School Award, offered by the British Council through a government programme to recognise the contribution they make in preparing their pupils as global citizens and developing...

2008-08-23 18:00:17

A POLLUTED beach remains closed while investigators look into oil washed up there. The Environment Agency is waiting for the results of lab tests after an oily substance was discovered on the sand near the high tide mark on Cambois beach, Northumberland. Wansbeck Council says the beach will be closed until officials give the all-clear. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-11 18:00:23

DEFENDANTS with serious previous convictions would be routinely denied bail under Tory plans, unveiled today. Murder suspects would also be remanded in custody more frequently and persistent offenders would lose the presumption of bail. The proposals come amid concern about the number of offences committed by bailed suspects. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-09 18:00:17

FILM star Robert Shaw, pictured, best known for his role in Jaws, will be commemorated today in the small Irish village where he lived and died in 1978. Residents have come together to erect a plaque in memory of the English-born actor and writer who was treated like a local in Lough Mask at Tour-makeady, Co Mayo. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 18:01:21

By RW WHY is it that many people assume that all pensioners are in receipt of pension credit, which incorporates housing benefit, community charge benefit and free optical and dental care? My wife and I, along with millions of other pensioners, were urged by respective Governments to take out private pensions to subsidise the state pension, which has always been very inadequate. Because of this, we have to pay fully for all the above mentioned, with the exception of eye tests. We...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

THE number of visitors to a seaside village has increased more than 20 times since it was given back its beach. A year ago villagers in New-bigg-in-by-the-Sea were celebrating the completion of work to improve the seafront, including bringing in 500,000 tonnes of sand to restore the beach, which had been stripped away by erosion. The project is part of a wider plan to rejuvenate the Northumberland former fishing village's economy. The project managers say the increase in visitors is...

2008-07-30 18:00:30

BRITON Gary McKinnon, pictured, accused of the 'biggest computer hack of all time' lost lost his appeal to the Law Lords against an order for his extradition to the US where he could face a life sentence for gaining access to 97 American military and Nasa computers from his London home. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 18:00:26

THE search is on for a telegenic maths expert to replace Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman who is stepping down after 26 years on the Channel 4 show. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 18:00:26

MICK Jagger, pictured, hits pension age today. But the Rolling Stone shows no sign of slowing down as he turns 65. He has been dating a model more than two decades his junior and raking in cash from the band's latest tour. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.