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Evening Chronicle, April 23, 2014

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Newbiggin in the Frame for Honours ; Grassroots Sport Shortssnooker

WITH four points from their outstanding match against Guidepost and another 4-2 victory at the expense of Blyth Cons, Newbiggin GC moved up to second place in the Ashington Chisholm and LWC League. They are three points behind the leaders Stakeford A, who were 4- 2 winners at Seaton Terrace B. Excelsior A's 6-0 demolition job on Blyth Comrades takes them up to level third with Stakeford B, who scored a 5-1 home success against Seaton Terrace A. THE usual monthly one-day handicapped competitio...

Quartet Kick Off Season in Style ; Nth/Land League

FOUR sides claimed maximum points on the opening weekend of the Premier Division season as Bates Cottages, Tillside, Stocksfield and Blagdon Park all began the season in style. Blagdon were 128-run winners over Ashington Rugby, Collins' 74 the top score in a total of 220-6. Ashington Rugby were all out for just 92 in reply, figures of 6-26 seeing Clark the top bowler as only three visiting batsmen made double figures.

A Bright Start for the Mini Marvels ; Nepl Div One

BLUE skies and sunshine welcomed in the new season along with a new minileague competition for the clubs. With just 10 teams comprising the second tier, meaning just 18 league games, the main campaign does not start until May 17.

Sprinters Breeze Way to Victory ; Purvis in a Photo Finish As Outdoor Season Gets Up and Runningjunior Athletics

BREEZY conditions helped the sprinters at Gateshead Harriers' early-season track and field meeting at the International Stadium. Spectators had plenty of exciting action to keep them warm in the sheltered main stand down the home straight.

A Good Standard of Racing On Show at Elswick ; Junior Athletics

ELSWICK Harriers' Good Friday road races at Newburn produced exciting competition among the region's young athletes, writes BILL McGUIRK. The closest finish of the day came in the under-13 boys' contest, where Blyth's Taylor Glover outsprinted Jamie Reed (Houghton) to win the 1.5-mile contest by just one second. Glover improved on his fourth place of last year.

Last Stop for the Tram

THOUSANDS of people pass through Heworth every day. Yours truly whizzes through on the Metro, while the busy Felling bypass and Sunderland Road take drivers to and from Gateshead and Newcastle.

With Coleen Get in the Swim

THE weather is getting warmer, Easter is behind us and thoughts turn to summer holidays. Well Coleen Rooney's thoughts do. The Wag and fashion designer has just unveiled her swimwear collection for Littlewoods.com and the 27-year-old mum-of-two cuts a fine figure modelling the range.

Impress Dressed To

TWO weeks into her royal tour with William and the Duchess of Cambridge has not put a foot wrong on the style front (blue wedges and court shoes aside, but we have given up any hope of her ever ditching her tried and tested footwear of choice). Following the suits and hats she favoured in chillier New Zealand, the sunnier climes of Australia saw Kate kick her wardrobe into a more casual gear last week - well as casual as it can get when you are going to be Queen one day.

The Dark Dressed In

IT'S a tale of two Kates this week - it would have been three Kates but we couldn't find room to squeeze in the voluptuous Sports Illustrated model turned actress Kate Upton who has been stalking red carpets this week. But where our Kate looked great in Oz, Katie Holmes was looking less than her best at the premiere of the movie Miss Meadows at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Confidential Closet ; Ex-Spinnerette and the Distillers Singer Brody Dalle Tells Marion Mcmullen She Is a Punk at Heart When It Comes to Fashion

What are you wearing now? Old white Rag and Bone T-shirt, Cosabella knickers and sweetheart bra in jade, high rise rail J Brand Maria black jeans and Alberto Fermani boots. Who's your style icon? Marilyn Monroe, Beatrice Dalle in Betty Blue, Debbie Harry and Discharge.

On This Day ; Events

1968: The first decimal coins make their way into purses throughout Britain in preparation for replacing the current system of pounds, shillings and pence by 1971, above. 1979: A 33-year-old man dies from head injuries after a bloody battle breaks out between police and demonstrators in Southall, London.

Curmudgeonly and Dour - but in Real Life, It's Giggles & Smiles

HER crime-solving character Vera Stanhope rarely cracks a smile, but laughter seems to accompany actress Brenda Blethyn. Anything can set the Oscar-nominated star off, from discussing Vera's frumpy wardrobe to joking about "him indoors" - her art director husband Michael Mayhew.

A Goldfish Is Live On Film How Low Can Swallowed for Fun... Some Go?

SHAMED salesman Gavin Hope has become the UK's first Neknominate prosecution - after swallowing a live goldfish. In footage posted online the 22-year-old makes a cocktail of lager, chilli powder, Jaegermeister, an egg and fish food before warning viewers: "I'm about to show you why."

Arrests After Car Thefts

SIX people have been arrested after a spate of thefts from cars in Sunderland. Two men, aged 20 and 29, were held on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle following an incident in Holmlands Park South.

Gym Opens Its Doors

A NEW strength and conditioning gym has been opened by two experienced fitness entrepreneurs. FSI Gym has been opened on Norham Road, North Shields, by North East fitness gurus Michael Warren and Andrew Douglas.

Truth Shines in the Dullness ; Columnist Like Us On Facebook Facebook.Com/Eveningchronicle Our Man in the Corridors of Power Reveals Secret They Want Kept Hidden the Scribbler

IF you think your job is dull, try writing a regional strategy. Ed Twiddy, the former Treasury official who is soon to help set up a North East bank, has being doing just that. He was tasked with putting together a Strategic Economic Plan for the North East, set to underpin up to Pounds 750m in regional investment.

How the Boss of a Floating Nightclub Went On to Find a Boatload of Stars for the Magpies ; 60 the Chronicle Wednesday, April 23, 2014 the Gibbo Filesthe Chronicle Wednesday, April 23, 2014 61 a Life in Black and White - John Gibson Looks Back at the Stories Behind the Headlines

A FLAMBOYANT Geordie who used to rejoice in pink jackets and long flowing locks, Monty ran a floating nightclub, which inevitably meant rubbing shoulders with pop stars and footballers. It was a life touched by glamour and filled with bucketloads of babes but even more by bleary-eyed late nights and beer-filled youths feeling their strength.

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