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Evening Chronicle, April 17, 2014


Starbucks' Uk Tax Pledge ; Britain in Brief

STARBUCKS said it will pay more tax in the UK as it moves its European HQ here from Holland. The coffee shop chain was hit by a customer boycott two years ago in protest over its tax payments.

Fire at Shared House Kills Man

MURDER detectives have questioned a man over the death of his housemate in a fire at the home they shared. The victim, who has been named locally as Colin Moss, died in hospital yesterday morning after suffering severe burns in the blaze at his home on Gateshead's Leam Lane estate.

Our Passion to Be Shared Nationwide

SHIPPING containers will be assembled in the form of a cross to mark Good Friday in a Tyneside park. Groups of people from across the region have been working with artists and musicians to prepare some of the containers to represent the Stations of the Cross, the significant points along Christ's painful journey to Golgotha, where he was crucified.

'This Is My Father Jack [...]

"This is my father Jack Bowman, who served with the Tyneside Irish. I remember little of his army career, having been a child when he was alive, but I do remember hearing him mention Ypres, which he called Wipers. One day he told a tale about when they were being withdrawn from the front. As they passed the relieving Americans, one called out: 'Where's the shootin' gallery, Bud?' One of the British lads replied 'Straight ahead, Yank. You can't miss it.' I also remember a German helmet he brou...

World War One ; Here Are Some More of Your Untold Stories of the North East's Unsung Heroes of the Great War. Contact Us to Have Your Loved One's Story Told for Our Readers

John Forrest, of McAdam Street, Gateshead, died July 1,1916, aged 42. Tyneside Scottish Pte 673. Edwin Forrest of Felling, his grandson, said: "He was a miner at Marley Hill and volunteered in 1914 in response to Kitchener's call. He joined the Tyneside Scottish 23rd NF (4th Tyneside Scottish ). The regiment went to France in January 1916 and my grandfather was killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916. I have a letter home written on June 23. It was his last ...

We Can Now Say Goodbye to Dad

DAZED Dee Napier today sent a message of thanks for the help she received in finding her msising dad whose body was found in a water transfer station. Thomas Diggle, 92, was last seen at his home in Corbridge, Northumberland, on March 27, and his disappearance sparked a wide- spread search by Northumbria Police and his family and friends.

If Every Dog has Its Day, This Is It

THEY say that every dog has its day. And in the North East that will be Sunday June 8 when thousands will put their best paw forward hoping to scoop yet another world record.

Shield Final Proves a Great Social Occasion ; Standard Security Blyth/Wansbeck League

BLYTH Sports and Social lifted the Saints Shield by defeating Blyth Last Orders 3-1. Sports Club started the brighter and went ahead when, from a corner, the ball was headed against the bar and from the rebound Keith Woodrow poked home. Last Orders then failed to deal with a ball lofted into the box and again Woodrow was the quickest to react to score his second.

Very Late Show by the Barri ; Morpeth Sun Lg

BEDLINGTON Barrington Arms progressed to the final of the ES Johnson Cup after a 3-2 win over North End Trap. "The Monkey" led 2-0 courtesy of a brace from striker Dylan Williamson.

The Easter Exodus Gets Under Way

NEARLY 50,000 people will flow through Newcastle Airport this weekend as Geordies head for the sun by any means possible. Dean Ward, commercial manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: "Over the two-week school holiday period we expect nearly 190,000 passengers to pass through Newcastle International Airport as travellers seek to escape the unpredictable British weather and head for sunnier climes.

A Sturr-Ing Decider Goes the Way of Dudley ; Mann Haulage Cramlington Sunday League

DUDLEY claimed the Bob Sturrock Cup after a tense final with Burradon. Stu Nicholson put Burradon ahead early in the second half and Craig Ewart equalised late on for Dudley.

Green Just so Pleased

NTH/EAST SUNDAY LG GREENSIDE are the new holders of the Justsport Centenary Cup after a 2-1 victory over Blue Star Social. Lewis Teasdale opened the scoring from the spot but Craig Fairley levelled - only for David Coulson to score a late winner.

A Life Hanging in the Balance...

A TORMENTED man threatened to jump from a Tyneside bridge, bringing city centre traffic to a standstill. Trained emergency service negotiators gently talked to the troubled soul, who, as these pictures show, had clambered over the railings of Byker Bridge in Newcastle's East End.

Couple's Inquest Is Opened

AN inquest has been opened into the deaths of an elderly couple found dead at their home. The bodies of Ken and Edna Fisher, aged 76 and 74, were discovered by a carer when he visited their bungalow, in Biddick Villas, Washington, on Friday morning.

Thief Stole Haul of Watches

WATCHES and jewellery worth more than Pounds 20,000 were stolen during a burglary at a house in Chesterle-Street. The incident took place at a home on Durham Road, close to the town centre, between 2pm on Saturday, April 5, when the occupant was out watching the Grand National, and just after midnight.

King Kev's Hot Ticket

THIRTY years ago, Newcastle United fans were certainly in better fettle than they are today. As supporters in 2014 vent their fury at owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew as another aimless season slides into oblivion, three decades ago the Magpies were on the up.

Awards Night Celebrates Our Great Culture

THE rich tapestry of North East culture was rewarded at our sister paper The Journal's Culture Awards 2013. Hundreds of people descended on the Sage Gateshead to applaud the very best of what had been created in the region in the last year.

Club for Bowlers Rolls to a Sad Halt

CUTS have ended decades of genteel fun by bringing a long- standing bowls club to an end. w Newcastle's Eldon Leisure Centre bowlers are being turfed out to make way for more profitable gym space after the city council decided it had no choice but to hand over the running of the site to a firm.

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