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Articles from The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England) (December 20, 2015)

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'Scientists. They're all mad' We list some of Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell's best quotes; Ronnie Campbell was named as plainest-speaking politician in the country after research into MPs' speeches in House of Commons. 772
2015 was a cracker for comic and new dad Chris Ramsey, who filmed his debut DVD in Newcastle; The popular comedian who can regularly be seen on panel shows including Celebrity Juice, is home for Christmas and couldn't be happier. 769
A quantum physicist thinks this Lakes District drive is the best in the world; The beautiful A591 route has been devastated by Storm Desmond so we reveal why it should be repaired quickly. 754
Aldi shoppers warned about hoax '40% off voucher' being circulated online; The supermarket chain says the deal is a scam which is currently being investigated by the company. 226
Anthony Joshua will have learned a lot from Whyte win - on one of the best shows I've been to; Glenn McCrory looks back at a memorable night of boxing in London as Anthony Joshua answers many critics in win over Dillian Whyte. 559
Arrogance or incompetence - the RFU have bungled big-time on Steve Borthwick; Bristol are right to be livid at the complete lack of consideration the RFU have shown over their appointment of Steve Borthwick. 211
Blackmail gang who posed as 'King of the Gypsies' Paddy Doherty have their sentences slashed; The rogue traders menaced businesses in Whitley Bay and Newcastle, demanding payment for unwanted work. 403
Blaydon and Darlington Mowden Park niggle lasts no longer than 80 minutes; Darlington Mowden Park's 51-11 National One derby win over Blaydon was littered with scuffles but neither club are holding any grudges. 430
Blyth Spartans are shining, no matter what the weather throws at them; Blyth Spartans are top of the Evo-Stik Premier table and Paul Dixon has seen enough to believe they can sustain a challenge for the league title. 410
Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell is plainest-speaking politician, according to new report; The data, from, shows that the Labour MP has the best score for simplicity and ease of understanding. 419
Bungee jumpers let down when crane fails to arrive on Newcastle Quayside; Customers are struggling for refunds after extreme events company Extreme Sensations dropped them in it. 559
Charity begins close to home when it comes to local non-league football clubs; Non-league clubs have surpassed themselves with charitable acts this Christmas, demonstrating the strong sense of community herein. 517
Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland verdict: Fans' pessimism is well-founded, as Sunderland play the stooge; Sunderland ease Chelsea's troubles but the Black Cats are sinking ever-deeper into the relegation mire, five points from safety over Christmas. 592
Clouston Group's Michelle Percy: How we built the Newcastle Stephenson Quarter; Director Michelle was also part of the team that set up Silverlink and major developments in Newcastle. 2015
Connacht injury crisis must force Euro bosses into a rule rethink; Newcastle Falcons will have an extra player at their disposal today as visitors Connacht go into European duty with only 22 available bodies. 318
Donald Trump may be a farce selling fascism - but is a guiding star finally twinkling? Kate Thick says there has never been a greater need for tolerance, compassion and solidarity with people who have nothing; Kate Thick says there has never been a greater need for tolerance, compassion and solidarity with people who have nothing. 754
Durham Prison legal high probe after two guards and a nurse taken to hospital; Durham Prison said three members of staff were taken to hospital by ambulance over fears they were exposed to legal high. 439
Ex rifleman Jack Lamb meets with South Tyneside Council as his homes for heroes plan moves closer; Jack, of Jarrow, has met bosses at South Tyneside Council to discuss his plans to transform derelict buildings to help homeless squaddies. 717
Former Newcastle University Boat Club members in 3,000-mile race across the Atlantic Ocean; Four former students are competing in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge from the Canary Islands to Antigua. 280
Gareth Nesbit's Darlington Mowden Park benefiting from collective ethos; They might be from all corners of the rugby world but Gareth Nesbit says there is no shortage of North East grit in Darlington Mowden Park's squad. 657
How many jobs does the North East have to lose before the Government acts? TUC regional secretary Beth Farhat hits out at lack of Goverment action on rising unemployment in the North East; TUC regional secretary Beth Farhat hits out at lack of Goverment action on rising unemployment in the North East. 540
How to cook the perfect gravy for your Christmas dinner with these top tips; Want to make the most delicious homemade gravy to accompany for Christmas dinner? Here's three gravy recipes and some ideas on how to make your own sauces too. Recipe 1051
How to get more than [pounds sterling]5000 worth Christmas shopping for less than a fiver; Our money saving expert Ashleigh Swan shares her latest tips and tricks to help you survive the festive period. 498
How to spot your favourite spaceship in the night skies of Northumberland; Director of the Dark Sky Discovery Observatory at Battlesteads near Wark Roy Alexander is our new astronomy blogger. 974
Kathy Secker was front page news of the last ever broadsheet Sunday Sun; And the much loved television presenter and model turned on the presses for the first tabloid edition. 645
Kevin Cadle urges Newcastle Eagles to compete with Europe's elite; Basketball legend Kevin Cadle has hailed Newcastle Eagles, but would love to see them challenge Europe's elite. 576
Luke Campbell will come again - a loss in boxing is never the end of the world; Glenn McCrory looks back at the first professional defeat for Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell and says there's positives to take. 290
Metro trains cancelled between Haymarket and Heworth due to problems with overhead lines; Nexus said engineers have been working to rectify the problem since 1.20pm on Sunday and services are cancelled until further notice. 221
More than half of 15-year-old girls in parts of Tyne and Wear think they are too fat; The Children's Society have called on the Government to step in and provide counselling for worried teens. 473
Mr J earns an OMG OMG OMG from one satisfied customer; Thomas Cook give full refund to Seaham family due to leave for Sharm el Sheikh on Christmas Day. 513
Mum of Charlie Cookson overwhelmed by surprise charity donation; The money given to the charity set up in his name will pay rent for a shop to raise funds for families of sick children. 496
My brother inspired me to win a world title, now I'm taking to the stage to tell his story; Glenn McCrory discusses his one-man stage show in Stanley where he tells the story of how his brother David inspired him to win the world title. 257
New Dean of Durham announces his main ambition is to open the cathedral's treasures to the public; The Venerable Andrew Tremlett will be installed next year and has told of ambition to guarantee success of [pounds sterling]10m Open Treaures scheme. 457
New York headteacher Lesley Colthard says goodbye to pupils after 15 years; Popular teacher Lesley Colthard guided New York Primary School, North Shields, to two outstanding Ofsted inspections. 424
Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa analysis: United's lack of innovation sees them toil at sodden St James'; Newcastle United may have claimed seven points from three matches, but being held by basement-boys Aston Villa proved frustrating. 1164
Newcastle based Inspired Outsourcing creates 50 new jobs as client base grows; The new recruitment drive comes a month after the firm took on an extra 30 staff at its Cuthbert House base. 342
Newcastle cat cafe Catpawcino's newest arrival Flora is ready to melt visitor's hearts; Flora the kitten has been melting the hearts of customers with her antics since her arrival at the cafe on Newcastle's Quayside this month. 282
Newcastle company to take centre stage on festive TV with reworked Peter Pan film; Peter and Wendy incorporates JM Barrie's association with Great Ormond Street Hospital in modern day tale. 595
Newcastle Falcons 29-5 Connacht: Quarter-final hopes given a boost; Newcastle Falcons put a miserable start to the season out of their minds by running riot against Irish form side Connacht at Kingston Park. 586
Newcastle Falcons great Pat Lam will get a warm welcome, says Dave Walder; There will be no animosity in the dug-outs at Kingston Park today when Newcastle Falcons great Pat Lam returns with his Connacht team. 539
Newcastle United must use momentum to help them through demanding festive schedule; Columnist Pavel Srnicek believes Newcastle United players will all find it mentally and physically hard during the busy Christmas period. 570
Newcastle United's options are gradually growing - but they still need to invest in January; Columnist Pavel Srnicek believes Newcastle United's squad is slowly beginning to grow but would like to see players arrive in January. 236
North East actress Charlie Hardwick talks about life after Emmerdale; Former soap star Charlie Hardwick loves being back home in Newcastle - and has a soft spot for The Chronicle too. 994
North East comics raise laughs and money as Laff4Kids fills Tyne Theatre with festive cheer; Jason Cook, Chris Ramsey and Steffen Peddie were just three names on a brilliant bill of comedians for the Cash for Kids comedy fundraiser. 553
North East retailer ScS replace problem suite for North Shields family; North East retailer make sure the Fairlamb family is sitting comfortably after sofa woes with a new three-piece suite. 199
North Shields stabbing: Woman to appear in court charged with attempted murder; Simonik Da Costa, 41, of Wallsend, is also accused of common assault and possession of an offensive weapon. 214
Northumberland councillor branded 'grinch' after attack on 'poxy' Royal Garden Parties; Bernard Pidcock from Northumberland is facing calls to return his MBE but says he will not be doing so. 615
Northumbria Police sends seasons warning known burglars ahead of Christmas; Officers deliver Christmas cards to known crooks warning them they are being watched over the festive season. 486
Northumbrian Water send bill for falling rain to Ashington businessman; Company boss Joe Lindsay said the demand from Northumbrian Water for more money was extortionate. 731
Panic Saturday sees the streets of Newcastle thronged with last-minute shoppers; The final Saturday before Christmas was expected to generate a [pounds sterling]1.1 billion spending spree. 466
Papiss Cisse facing scan on injured groin after hobbling off in 1-1 draw with Aston Villa; Newcastle United's number 9 will learn in due course whether he will miss the festive programme in the Premier League. 239
Paul Gascoigne taken to hospital after 'collapsing in pool of blood' at spa according to reports; Gazza is said to have been found slumped over and bleeding heavily from his hand after falling on glass. 269
Primark shopper stunned at finding distressing note inside his socks bought from budget store; Primark said notes had been found at stores across the UK and put them down to a hoaxer. 450
Revealed: The Sunday Sun's North East Cricketer of the Year for 2015; It's a spin double as two bowlers take the honour in the Sunday Sun's North East Cricketer of the Year award. 447
Rob Elliot is proving himself a more-than-worthy deputy for Tim Krul at Newcastle United; Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek believes Rob Elliot is proving his worth at the Magpies in Tim Krul's absence. 318
Sam Allardyce says he is 'massively, massively' concerned by Sunderland's situation; Sunderland now stand five points from a position of Premier League safety and 'mind-boggled' Sam Allardyce must go back to the drawing board. 695
Send us your stories about those loved and lost and remembered on park benches; We want you to tell us about the loved ones remembered by plaques fixed in permanent tribute throughout the North East. 307
Siem de Jong names the area of his game he believes he must improve upon for Newcastle; Newcastle United midfielder Siem de Jong admits he is finding it 'tough' to adapt to life in the Premier League. 637
Steve McClaren explains why he believes Newcastle United are improving despite Villa draw; Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren accepts the Magpies are not yet at the 'level' where they can 'control' matches. 653
Steve McClaren explains why Newcastle's mental toughness has improved in last 10 games; Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren is delighted with upturn in fortunes after sticky start to Newcastle career. 280
Steve McClaren pinpoints which Aston Villa player turned the game to halt Magpies' winning run; Newcastle United started the game very well according to Steve McClaren before Villa took advantage after the hour mark. 261
Steve McClaren says Newcastle United are still on the right track despite draw with Aston Villa; United head coach would have accepted seven points from nine from fixtures with Liverpool, Spurs and Aston Villa. 321
Sunderland are in for a miserable Christmas as their difficult December goes from bad to worse; Hopes Sunderland might have turned the corner last month have been well and truly dashed, with the Black Cats now deep in the relegation mire. 420
Sunderland cannot rely on miracles as they fight for survival; Sunderland hero Kevin Phillips says the Black Cats must beat their relegation rivals in the second half of the season if they are to survive. 264
Sunderland need 90 minutes, clean sheets and first goals for safety, says Sam Allardyce; Sunderland are rooted in relegation danger after 11 defeats in 17 Premier League games, so Sam Allardyce has mapped out a route to safety. 266
Sunderland need attitude, intensity and personality, says Fabio Borini; Fabio Borini scored his first goal since rejoining Sunderland on a permanent basis against Chelsea, but says his side must up their game to survive. 612
Sunderland need Lee Cattermole back soon - but not too soon; Lee Cattermole is key to Sunderland's survival chances but the Black Cats dare not rush him back from injury too soon, says Kevin Phillips. 518
Sunderland suffered the Blues on Black Saturday, and need a bright January; Sunderland remain second bottom of the Premier League, five points from safety following an 11th defeat in 17 games at troubled Chelsea. 919
Sunderland's Lee Congerton heads for exit as Black Cats abandon director of football model; Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton has been placed on gardening leave, and will have no involvement in the club's January recruitment drive. 235
Teenage boy arrested following alleged rape the Millfield area of Sunderland; Northumbria Police would like to speak to a taxi driver who was in the Millfield area of Sunderland around the time of the alleged attack. 252
Weather in Newcastle yesterday is a perfect example of why we can't have a winter break; Joe Allon says unpredictable weather in England - as we saw during Newcastle United's draw with Villa - would make a winter break very difficult. 383
Wind farms in Northumberland 'dramatically and abruptly interrupt views'; Turbines are said to be disrupting views of Dunstanburgh Castle and across the county's coastline. 805
You never knew they were Geordies, part one of two; The must read list for anybody who thinks queen Vicky Pattison Sting and Ant and Dec are our sole offerings to the world. 1186

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