All stories for 21 Apr 2012
GRAHAM Onions bowled Andrew Strauss for the second day running at Lord's, but Durham will need some quick wickets tomorrow morning to have any real chance of their first County Championship win this season.
DURHAM closed in on a first-innings lead at tea on day three of their County Championship game against Middlesex at Lord's, but it seems unlikely they will be able to win it without batting again.
DURHAM made a bright start as they set about replying to Middlesex's 188 all out at Lord's this morning.
ALAN Pardew has appealed for the support and understanding of the Tyneside public as his Newcastle United side look to take a giant step towards European football.
MARTIN O’Neill yesterday just about managed to stop himself from spilling the beans on why he really quit Aston Villa two years ago.
NEWCASTLE Falcons will be glued to their radios this afternoon, knowing that a London Wasps win at Bath would relegate them from the Aviva Premiership.
THE Government has been accused of trying to “blackmail” the people of Newcastle into having an elected mayor after suggestions that a “No” vote would hit the North East’s economy.
NAPOLÉON Bonaparte once said an army marches on its stomach. In the case of Newcastle United’s unlikely tilt for a Champions League slot this season, that has certainly proved to be correct.
NEWCASTLE Eagles fell to a third loss on the bounce when they were downed 96-81 by Cheshire Jets at Sport Central after once again opting to leave three of their star players on the side-lines.
POLICE say they are confident the net is beginning to close over a gang responsible for a daring raid at a North museum after a third car was seized.
A PETITION against the so-called “pasty tax” will be presented to Chancellor George Osborne after 7,000 North East savoury customers joined growing protests.
A RESPECTED North East vicar died after his bike was clipped by a moving car, an inquest heard.
EARTH burrowing moles are responsible for digging up some of Roman Britain’s deepest secrets in a remote corner of West Northumberland.
A PRISONER at a Northumberland jail tried to murder a fellow inmate as he gave him a neck massage.
THE end of the season doesn’t mean the end of the hard work for these rugby boys from Tyneside.
ALEX McLeish has confirmed how difficult an act Martin O’Neill was to follow.
AMID April’s showers, beware Bath. Come clean there, Ian Bogie says, and Gateshead might yet clean up.
DOWN but not, yet, out of business, Darlington have been challenged to end the season with a long-overdue win.
MARTIN O’Neill’s abilities as a manager can perhaps be best judged on what happens to football clubs after he leaves them.
WITH only a single point separating the pair, the outcome of next Wednesday’s game between leaders Redcar Athletic and Ryhope CW will be crucial.
THE Shankhouse pitch is a concern ahead of their clash with title-chasing Heaton Stannington.
CARLISLE boss Greg Abbott will be hoping his team can maintain their bid to reach the League One play-offs – especially after the week he’s had.
DICKIE Ord insists Durham City have learnt valuable lessons this season which will stand them in good stead next year.
BY the time Middlesbrough kick off against Southampton later today, next season’s Championship status could well be secured.
PERRY Briggs will attempt to plot the downfall of his former team when Newcastle Benfield line up against championship contenders Spennymoor Town at the Sam Smiths ground this afternoon.
ALAN Pardew admits the uncertainty over European qualification is playing havoc with Newcastle United’s pre-season plans.
NEALE Cooper has demanded a response from his players after accusing them of not hurting enough after last week’s defeat against relegation candidates Chesterfield.
NEWCASTLE Diamonds and Berwick Bandits both face two matches in two days, culminating in tomorrow’s North East derby.
NORTHUMBERLAND’S brave new world gets underway tomorrow as they take on Cheshire in their opening Minor Counties Knockout Trophy match at South Northumberland.
JOHN Graham begins his tenth year as captain of South Northumberland with his ambition undiminished despite a decade of unprecedented success.
IT started with the focus on one captain’s search for form and ended with another finding his, but the abiding memory of a frustrating Lord’s day was the performance of Graham Onions.
WHAT price Swalwell making it six of the best when the NTSL season begins this afternoon?
THE unputdownable book can be hard to find but one that did it for me over Easter was The Avenue by Samuel W Herbert.
THE first Forum Books Weekender opens today, welcoming leading writers to Corbridge Parish Hall.
THE impact of North East companies abroad has been reflected in this year’s batch of Queen’s Award winners.
RACEGOERS at Hexham’s St. George’s Day meeting on Monday will find an intriguing and rare runner particularly interesting.
I ADMIT I wasn’t in the best of moods when I arrived at the theatre straight from a long day at the office and soaked by a downpour.
WITH its worldwide appeal, the Grand National will always be on a hiding to nothing.
RECORD prize money of £2850 has helped to attract a bumper total of 135 entries for tomorrow’s Braes of Derwent fixture at the Downhills course near Corbridge, where a seven-race card starts at 1.30pm.
WHEN it comes to staying chasers, Jonjo O’Neill sets his sights on specific targets and has a knack at producing them spot on for the day.
ACHIEVING numerous herd health targets has topped the agenda at DairyCo’s Carcary Monitor Farm during the past 12 months.
North East Livestock Sales sold 78 cattle including 27 cows, 1411 sheep comprising 887 hoggs and 534 cast ewes.
LOYAL council workers left in limbo have returned to their jobs – after their plight saw town hall bosses have a change of heart.
A FORMER parish council chairman has been convicted of sending racially abusive letters to his former lover after she started a relationship with a Nigerian man.
A RESPECTED North East artist has put himself in the frame for the challenge of a lifetime.
THE double life of a North East dentist will be revealed on stage in front of hundreds of thrilled next week.
HUNDREDS gathered yesterday to pay tribute to a “truly great man of Northumberland”, Lord Ridley, who died last month.
LOW-FARE airline easyJet has announced a series of new routes including one from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
THE company behind £200m plans to build on a well-established North East golf course are hoping it will be third time lucky when they apply for planning permission later this year.
AN anti-wind campaigner in Northumberland is gearing up to take on council bosses in what could be a landmark case.