The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Journal is a regional newspaper from Newcastle, England. The Journal publishes the latest business, sports, and politics news.

Articles from September 28, 2007

2 DAY IN 2 MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Caches of cash THREE-QUARTERS of Britons admit they hide cash around their homes, with the average person having more than pounds 100 stashed away. Most have about pounds 127 in their house, but 8% said they had pounds 300 to pounds 1,000 hidden,...
A Fish to Feed the Five Hundred
THE menu at a Northumberland hotel will have a distinctly fishy theme this weekend after the head chef took delivery of a giant halibut. Head chef at Matfen Hall, Phil Hall, said he expected the fish, which weighs in at a colossal 21 stone, to feed...
A Great Year, Yet Also a Bad One; Taste OF THE NORTH EAST Wine
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE THE grape harvest is now complete in most of Europe and a picture is emerging of enormously contrasting fortunes. A mild spring almost everywhere saw the growing season off to a spectacularly early start. Despite the colder...
Agriculture and Estates
DICKINSON Dees LLP is the firm of choice in the region and Simon Kirkup is generally accepted to be the region's leading agricultural practitioner. The quality and breath of advice is indicated by a client list that includes the National Trust and...
Allardyce Waits on Viduka Test; United Boss Hopes Striker Woes Recede
Byline: Luke Edwards SAM Allardyce is keeping his fingers crossed that Mark Viduka passes a fitness test this morning as he prepares for tomorrow's clash with a rejuvenated Manchester City. United desperately need Viduka to play in the lunchtime...
Angling: Carp Enjoy a Hot Drink; COARSE Angling
Byline: DAVID HALL ALTHOUGH an autumnal glow has seen temperatures drop, fishing success has not waned at all, with some great catches reported from the region this week. David Anderson caught the fish of the week when he accounted for a superb...
Athletics: Out of Africa and into Gold Medal Contention
Byline: Luke Edwards MO Farah was born in Africa, but it is the dream of beating the African athletes who dominate long and middle distance athletics which inspires him. When Farah arrived in Britain from a war-torn Somalia 15 years ago he did...
Baker Who Kneaded to Go It Alone; Jane Hall Chews over the Plans of Northumberland-Based Baker Matthew Rawlings Whose Company Is Putting the 'Great' Back into Bread in More Ways Than One. IT'S 8.30am on a Sunny Friday in the Centre of Newcastle Taste OF THE NORTH EAST
Byline: Jane Hall The top end of Grainger Street by Grey's Monument is a hive of activity as the once a month farmers' market swings into action. Commuters break-off from their normal routine to see what's on offer: mouthwatering homemade sweets...
Banking and Finance
WITH a highly rated team of seven partners, it is no surprise that Dickinson Dees LLP is usually involved in some capacity in all major transactions in the area whether acting for the lender, the borrower or the private equity provider. Practice head...
Banned Dickson Is Told to Wise Up
Byline: By Luke Edwards DICKSON Etuhu has been warned he must become more streetwise in the Premier League as Roy Keane suggested the midfielder's lack of topflight experience was to blame for his ban for the game against Blackburn Rovers this weekend....
Barn Has the Answers to the Sticky Questions; Table FOR 2 Barn Asia, Waterloo Square, Newcastle
Byline: GEOFF LAWS QUESTION: How many Barns make a restaurant? Answer: FOUR. So far the Barn emporium has been a bistro, a biscuit, under a wandering star and is now Asian. Each incarnation has had the resoundingly good food and humorous styling...
Basketball: Injury Problems Threaten Flournoy's Plans
Byline: DAN WARBURTON FABULOUS Flournoy could be without explosive new boys Charles Smith and Richard Midgley as his remodelled Eagles outfit look to kick-start their season tonight. The double-injury blow comes only seven days after the crushing...
Benn Plans to Open Up the Coastline to Walkers; Labour Party Conference
THE North-East coastline will be opened up to walkers as the Government commits itself to improving scenic routes and paths. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn yesterday told the Labour party conference the coastline should be as open as the countryside,...
BHP Reputation on the Rise
BLACKETT Hart & Pratt LLP has once again emerged as a rising star in the North East legal sector in the latest Legal 500. During another year of record growth for the firm, it completed three mergers, became a limited liability partnership,...
Bob Cuffe
Byline: Bob Cuffe I'M back to the queues. No one can blame the elderly for worrying about their life savings. So I exempt all the Senior Queuers from any criticism. Except for their dress sense. Brown was much in evidence. As were bright blue trousers....
Browell Smith Aims to Make a Difference
LEADING North-East law firm Browell Smith specialises in personal injury, industrial disease, occupational diseases and asbestos related diseases on behalf of claimants. The firm also deals with cases relating to clinical negligence, employment...
Buoyant Muckle Sets the Pace
MUCKLE LLP has been setting the pace in the buoyant legal services market for the past 12 months. With its focused strategy of concentrating on its chosen specialisms - property, corporate/commerc ial, employment, public sector and wealth protection...
Charities
DICKINSON Dees LLP's 10-partner team, led by Ros Harwood, acts for a wide range of charitable and other not-for-profit organisations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Clients include Mencap, Scope, Crime Concern, the National Trust, and...
Cheers! Say Cheese; Beer
Byline: ALASTAIR GILMOUR GLENFIDDICH FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2007: REGIONAL WRITER MONDAY is the start of National Cheese Week. It's also National Franchise Week, Customer Service Week, Trichotrillomania (hair-pulling) Awareness Week, then the big...
Clinical Negligence: Claimant
HAY & Kilner is one of only 16 firms nationwide and one of the few practices in the region with a multiparty action franchise. The volume and range of work that it handles makes it a market leader, particularly as it handles a high number of cases...
Come to a Party with All the Stars; Astronomers Head to Kielder for Stunning Views
Byline: By Tony Henderson THE sky's the limit when it comes to attracting visitors to one of the region's remotest spots. The inky dark, pollution-free skies over Kielder Water and Forest in Northumberland are drawing increasing numbers of astronomers,...
Commercial Law Team Triples at Eversheds
EVERSHEDS' international capabilities and sector expertise have helped the firm stay at the top of the North-East legal market. This year's Legal 500 directory highlights the strength of the firm's Newcastle office, with Eversheds praised for its...
Commercial Litigation; ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTH
BAINES Wilson Solicitors has an increasing profile both within Cumbria and further afield. No doubt much of this is due to the reputation of Bob Elliott, formerly of Ward Hadaway. 2006 saw the team handle a wide range of contractual disputes for clients...
Commercial Litigation; NEWCASTLE
DICKINSON Dees LLP once again heads the ranking with an 'excellent' team in the North East. John Marshall, Guy Harvey and Craig Monty are all recognised in the market place. 2006 saw the team advise on a number of major sensitive and high-value disputes...
Commercial Property
NEWCASTLE DICKINSON Dees LLP's depth of resources and experience is evidenced by the amount of work the firm is handling nationwide, even receiving outsourced real estate work from major City law firms. 2006 was a boom year for the department across...
Construction
WATSON Burton LLP's 'top of the range' construction practice has been strengthened by the opening of its London office, which focuses on construction and engineering. Non-contentious partners Lawrence Bruce and Olivia Bateman are testament to the firm's...
Continuing to Make a Mark as a Trusted Counsel
Byline: By Robin Bloom THE publication of this year's Legal 500 sees Dickinson Dees once again dominating the legal scene in the North-East across the board in 27 categories, reinforcing our reputation for quality and service excellence. It has...
Corporate and Commercial
NEWCASTLE DICKINSON DEES LLP is to many clients the undisputed leader for corporate work. The team's size, depth of resources and considerable experience saw it advise on a record number of completed transactions in 2006, with an unprecedented aggregate...
Cricket: Confident Colly Eyes an Upset
Byline: MYLES HODGSON PAUL Collingwood is confident England's emerging one-day side have the capabilities to rise to one of the biggest challenges of their careers in their limited overs series against Sri Lanka, writes MYLES HODGSON. No England...
Crime
THE firms recommended in the top tier in the table are particularly noted for complex white-collar crime work. At Crutes Law Firm Rod Searl demonstrates a 'thorough knowledge of the subject' and continues to develop expertise in white-collar criminal...
David Kelly, Regional Editor of the Legal 500, Introduces the 2007 Edition
Byline: David Kelly WELCOME to the twentieth edition of The Legal 500. First published in 1988, The Legal 500 has developed into the largest and most in-depth survey of the UK legal market. Here we analyse the practices of more than 800 law firms,...
Don't Let Our Industry Sleepwalk into a Key Piece of Legislation; Construction in Association with DOVE BUILDING MATERIALS CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE IN THE NORTH EAST
Byline: By Brian Forster THE construction industry is undergoing many changes, especially when it comes to the management of resources. The main drivers are environmental legislation and fiscal measures. The introduction of the site waste management...
Employment
IN THE 'outstanding' Glenn Calvert, Dickinson Dees LLP has 'the best employment lawyer in the region'. The five-partner team has a host of talent, which both private and public clients attest to. The firm acts almost exclusively for employers and generates...
Engineers in Demand; in Association with RBS
Byline: By Chris Knox AN architectural and structural engineering company has had to delay plans to double its business because it cannot get qualified staff. Darlington-based AMP Consultants says there are too few qualified design engineers...
F1 Fan Attacked Guitarist on Stage
A FORMULA One fan jumped on stage and attacked a young guitarist because he couldn't hear his television over the noise of the rock band playing. Kevin Mills, 38, barged through hundreds of music fans and climbed on stage to attack the guitarist....
Family
DICKINSON Dees LLP's Lyn Rutherford has a leading reputation for advising high-net-worth individuals in complex ancillary cases. This very strong 14-fee-earner team was further strengthened in 2006 by the arrival of child work specialist and in-house...
Firm Sets Standard on National Stage
WATSON Burton has this year had its best Legal 500 results. It tops the leagues with more departments than ever before and has seen other disciplines move up at least one tier in highly competitive areas. CONSTRUCTION Clients praise the "top...
Football: Chelsea Fight Back against FA Charges
Byline: By Adrian Curtis CHELSEA are to strongly defend themselves against two Football Association charges relating to the conduct of their players and assistant coach Steve Clarke. The Premier League club stand accused of failing to control...
Football: Eriksson's Sympathy for the Injured Owen
Byline: By Simon Stone SVEN-GORAN Eriksson does not know whether to laugh or cry about Manchester City being spared the task of keeping Michael Owen quiet tomorrow. Owen has finally succumbed to groin and hernia problems, so will sit out at least...
Gamekeeper's Poison Panic; Pounds 600 Fine on Illegal Possession Charges
Byline: By Dave Black A GAMEKEEPER involved in a road accident panicked and tried to dispose of a banned and highly poisonous pesticide in his Land Rover by throwing it away, a court heard yesterday. Richard McMorn, 48, took a coffee jar containing...
'Get on Your Bike' Minister Tells Drivers; Labour Party Conference Transport Secretary Admits Past Mistakes but Promises Investment to Get Things Moving
Byline: By William Green Political Editor TRANSPORT Secretary Ruth Kelly yesterday urged people to get on their bikes to cut congestion as she admitted the Government had made mistakes on transport. She promised to give greater priority to cycling...
Golf: Storm's Putt Saves the Day for His Side; Faldo's Men Struggle to Hold Europe
Byline: MARK GARROD GREAT Britain and Ireland are still in there pitching in the Seve Trophy against Continental Europe, thanks to a superb long putt landed by Graeme Storm under the most extreme pressure yesterday, writes MARK GARROD. Hartlepool's...
Hadaway Set to Go Ahead of the 'Pack'
LEADING North law firm Ward Hadaway has had a fantastic start to the current financial year after enjoying a record year in 2006/07. The Newcastle-based firm saw turnover soar by 16% to pounds 25m in the 12 months to the end of April. The record...
Harrison off to a Flyer in the PGA
Byline: By Tim Taylor THEY came from as far away as north Wales and the Scottish borders, professionals young and not so young, for the PGA North Region Championship at Burgham Park yesterday. But it was a 47-year-old veteran from down the road...
Helping Children Get Healthier
A NEW health drive is under way in Newcastle to tackle the rising numbers of overweight children in the East End of the city. The "Lean East" campaign will bring together a range of projects and services together to buck the trends that almost one...
Help Is on Tap for Handling New Home Packs
AS all the legal profession will know, the second phase of Home Information Packs (Hips) was launched on September 10 to incorporate all properties with three bedrooms. This means that roughly 70% of properties new to the market will require a Hip....
Historic Year for Group of Specialists
Byline: By Howard Gold THIS is the most successful year in Mincoffs' history. The value of completed transactions this year was pounds 750m. Mincoffs has traditionally had a reputation as the leading licensing and gaming firm in the North-East...
Homes Must Have Green Credentials
Byline: By Kenneth Hunt THE priority the Government places on housing and development has led to a raft of initiatives that will affect everyone in the industry. We've had the White Paper, Planning for a Sustainable Future, promising "an extensive...
Horse Racing: Hannon's Charge Has Gift for Victory; RACING in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband REEL Gift can present trainer Richard Hannon with back-to-back victories in the Watership Down Stud Sales Race at Ascot today. Hannon lifted the richly-endowed contest with subsequent Group One scorer Indian Ink last year...
Information Technology and Intellectual Property
DICKINSON Dees LLP fields recognised talent in IT/outsourcing expert Andrew Scott and IP expert Mark Pearce. Highlights of 2006 included advising on IT services and systems migration issues in around 40 deals where such issues were a material part...
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
DICKINSON Dees LLP's 'absolutely first-class' insolvency and corporate recovery practice is thriving even in the current economic climate. The firm is acting on over 200 insolvency and insolvency-related matters for all of the major financial institutions...
Journalist Is Killed in Burma; Troops Shoot Pro-Democracy Demonstrators
Byline: By Sam Marsden SOLDIERS in Burma opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters yesterday, killing at least nine people and injuring 11. Among those killed was a Japanese journalist covering the pro-democracy demonstrations in...
Legal Training Is at the Core of Pitman
PITMAN Training has been providing secretarial training for over 130 years, ever since the founding of the first Pitman Secretarial School by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1870. Today Pitman Training is the largest independent training provider in the UK,...
Letter: Donations Still Needed for Children's Carnival; Voice of the North
Byline: CAROL & BARRY MOTTERSHEAD MAY we please say thank you to Conoco Phillips Petroleum Company, Total, Eni, Norsk Hydro and Statoil for their kind donation to the Special Needs Children's Carnival which is to be held this year at the Tall...
Licensing
REEMANS has a long-established h reputation in licensing, advising companieson the full gamut of applications, as well as licensees taking on tenancies for the first time. The firm has over 30 years' experience in this field and acts for a range of...
Long Wait Led to Suicide Bids; Father Tells of Mental Health Treatment Delay
Byline: By Audrey Barton A FATHER-of-five was driven to attempt suicide twice during a two-and-a-half year wait to see a psychologist. Paul Davidson, of Wardley, Gateshead, has spoken out after The Journal revealed on Wednesday that some mental...
McKeags Builds on Its Success
ANOTHER year of commitment to growth and expansion has paid off for Newcastle and Gosforth based McKeags Law Firm. Not only did the successful practice further increase its business across the board by 29%, the firm acquired 30,000 feet of brand new...
Model Remembers Brave Friend at Book Launch
A FAMOUS face was in Gateshead yesterday to help launch a book about Northumberland man Jonny Kennedy. The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off is a collaboration between the late Mr Kennedy and his best friend Roger Stutter detailing his battle against the...
Motor Racing: Gloves Are off, Warns Hamilton
Byline: NICK BRIGGS A DEFIANT Lewis Hamilton has warned closest rival Fernando Alonso that the gloves are now off as their Formula One world championship battle heads towards a nail-biting conclusion, writes NICK BRIGGS. Hamilton holds a two-point...
New Homes Need to Match New Jobs in North; Labour Party Conference
LABOUR yesterday promised more homes for the North as Housing Minister Yvette Cooper hit out at claims the region was a "low demand" area where nobody wants to live. Ms Cooper said she was fed up with hearing such comments because the North was...
New Nurseries Will Create Up to 140 Jobs; in Association with RBS
Byline: By Iain Laing AROUND 140 jobs will be created with the pounds 3m expansion of a familyrun chain of children's day nurseries. Gateshead company Kids 1st, which already operates five sites across the region, is opening a branch in Wynyard...
New Pounds 6m School Could Meet Growing Demand; Establishment Likely to Increase by One Third
Byline: By Ben Guy PLANS to build a pounds 6m school in a Northumberland town have been unveiled. Under the Northumberland County Council plans pupils at Hexham Priory special school would benefit from a new, well-equipped building which would...
Nibbles
THE fifth Taste British Gold campaign runs for three weeks from today in delicatessens, farm shops and small independent food retailers. It gives shoppers the opportunity to sample the most exquisite artisan foods recently awarded gold in the Great...
No, It's Not Bluetongue in the Countryside That Worries Me; It's the Epidemic of Bluetooth. Toon and Country
Byline: david banks GORDON Brown delivered a dose of it last week, "Dave" and his Tories will be talking it non-stop at next week's conference, but I ask you: just how dangerous can bluetongue be if Young Neil is happy to fly off for a sunshine...
OVERVIEW: At the Labour Conference Yesterday; Labour Party Conference
Police forces are to get access to a new pounds 50m fund for crime-fighting technology, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced. The cash will be available to spend on devices such as the 10,000 handheld computers Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged...
Personal Injury: Claimant
BROWELL Smith & Co maintains a very strong reputation for claimant work, with both Philip Browell and Phil Davison recognised for their skills. 2006 was very busy, with a number of cases involving asbestos-related mesothelioma. The firm is particularly...
Personal Injury: Defendant
BERRYMANS Lace Mawer's Stockton-on-Tees office continues to be a market leader with an extensive insurance practice. It draws upon the firm's national expertise and resources. Richard Clarke's team was further strengthened in 2007 by the appointment...
Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
DICKINSON Dees LLP has a highly rated national private client practice. David Dale heads a team of over 60 fee-earners offering an integrated and well-received service. Dale deals with specialist investment, pension and tax planning strategies while...
Phillips Secures Wide Recognition
SAMUEL Phillips Law Firm is again recognised by Legal 500 for its expertise in a number of areas of legal practice for which it has gained national and local prominence. The firm which was established in 1920 has grown substantially, particularly since...
Planning
AT Dickinson Dees LLP, highly rated planning lawyers Paul Finch and Frank Orr were joined in 2006 by former Rollits partner Jocelyn Denton, who will be based in the Tees Valley. The team provides 'focused advice expressed in understandable language...
Plans Approved to Axe Failing Primary School; Council Says Children's Interests Put First
Byline: By Paul Loraine PLANS recommending the closure of a failing North-East primary school have been approved. Montagu Community Full Service school on Moor View Crescent in Cowgate, Newcastle, was placed in special measures by Ofsted in November...
Political Editor William Green Reflects on a Good Week for Labour beside the Seaside; Labour Party Conference
Byline: William Green THE sun may not have been shining all week, but Labour this week left behind the storms of previous conferences. The leadership rivalry between Prime Minister and Chancellor was gone - with Tony Blair nowhere to be seen...
Practical Experts Easy to Deal With
HAY & Kilner has reported another strong year with outstanding increases in performance indicators. The 23-partner Newcastle law firm has seen a healthy rise in turnover and profitability. It now has 89 fee earners and is recruiting in key areas....
Public Sector
CRUTES Law Firm has a traditionally strong public sector practice. The firm is instructed by 57 local authorities in the North and continues to expand its geographical coverage. The team defends private and public sector bodies and their insurers...
Quality Service from Sintons
SINTONS' confident and consistent upward progress continues to be reflected in its increasing prominence among the North-East legal sector. This well-thought-of firm is very much on the way up with perceptions rapidly catching up with the strength...
Race on to Halt Hotel; 11th-Hour Attempt to Save Sports Site
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter A CAMPAIGN has been launched to revive the community sports ground where up to 50,000 people will complete the Great North Run on Sunday - and stop it being sold to developers. Families living near the sea...
Regional Rugby Union Round-Up
BLAYDON secretary Jim Huxley believes this weekend's National Two game against Manchester could shape the rest of the season, following last weekend's disappointing defeat at promotion contenders Otley. Huxley believes home games hold the key to...
Rising Banks Carry Index with Them; Stocks and Shares
THE FTSE 100 index closed in positive territory for the second consecutive day, at 6486.4, up 53.4 points on the day. The increase was spurred by banking stocks, which topped the risers' board, with shares in Northern Rock climbing 6.3% to close...
RNJ Lands Pounds 15m New Contracts; Construction in Association with DOVE BUILDING MATERIALS
Byline: By Iain Laing CONSTRUCTION consultant RNJ has landed pounds 15m worth of new contracts to work on the building of new retirement homes across the North. The Newcastle company has been appointed by the specialist retirement property provider...
Rugby Union: Double Injury Blow Hits Falcons' Pack
Byline: By Alan Hedley NEWCASTLE have been hit by a double injury blow ruling two key forwards out of tomorrow night's home Guinness Premiership game against Harlequins. Flanker Ben Woods broke a hand in two places against London Irish and needed...
Rugby Union: England Expect to Pass Big Test
Byline: By Andrew Baldock ENGLAND boss Brian Ashton has total confidence in his players to keep alive their World Cup dream tonight and book a knockout clash against Australia. The Wallabies showdown in Marseille a week tomorrow will not materialise...
Rugby Union: Fear Could Make All the Difference
Byline: FRANK MALLEY PHIL Vickery and Lawrence Dallaglio have the medals and the MBEs which prove they know what it takes to win the World Cup, writes FRANK MALLEY. And tonight when the old warhorses of 2003 line up on the bench in the Pool A...
Rugby Union: Throwing the Kitchen Sink
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK TONGA are ready to "throw the kitchen sink" at England in tonight's World Cup eliminator at Parc des Princes, writes ANDREW BALDOCK. The Pacific Islanders, rated as pretournament cannon fodder for the likes of England and...
Scheme to Aid Victims
Byline: By Jule Wilson A TEAM of 15 students is to be given special training to help support the victims of domestic violence. And for the first time, their institution will be able to offer them academic credit for their involvement in the cause...
Set-Aside Should Be Set Aside, Says Europe; Farming
Byline: By Anna Lognonne THE European Union's set-aside scheme, whereby 10% of farmers' land has been subsidised to be left unused to avoid surplus production, has been suspended for 2008. This week's vote by MEPs endorses the European Commission's...
Stanley May Drive Bus Firm to the North-East
Byline: By Graeme King ENTREPRENEUR Roy Stanley could create 500 jobs by opening a new hybrid bus manufacturing plant in the North-East. The man behind the success of Washington electric vehicle manufacturer Tanfield Group has formed a new company...
Stock Watch; Stocks and Shares
Byline: Ian McElroy THE FTSE 100 closed up 53.4 points on Thursday at 6486.4. On the upside high street bank Alliance & Leicester jumped 61p to 794p as investors eased back on credit concerns. House builder Taylor Wimpy jumped 17.2p to 275p...
The Journal: Can Cameron Turn the Tide at Blackpool?
DAVID Cameron will take a heavy heart to Blackpool where the rock, the tower, even the sea air may prove unable to lift his spirits. He has much to worry him, not least the discovery by the former leader whom he shuns of a new best friend and the...
There Are Specific Rules in the UK Tax System for Letting Holiday Properties; in Association with RBS Business Insight PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPER
Byline: By Katherine Bullock "WITH airport travel becoming more burdensome, more and more people returning home from their holidays abroad may be thinking of acquiring a holiday home here in the UK for future use. After all, the North-East scenery...
The Spy Game for Street Wardens; Body Cameras Will Record Vital Evidence
Byline: By Neil McKay FLYTIPPERS and litter louts have been warned - Big Brother is watching you. Council wardens in Wear Valley, County Durham, are to wear hi-tech body cameras in a bid to bring to book those guilty of anti-social behaviour....
Trust Fails to Meet Its Superbug Target; Cases Exceed Limit Ahead of Deadline
Byline: By Audrey Barton A NORTH-East hospital trust has failed to meet national MRSA targets a year after bosses called in a government hit squad to help tackle the superbug. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has missed targets set...
We're in the Dark about What We Eat; James Miller, Former Chef and Nutritionist of Healthy Food Solutions, Dissects the British Diet and Evaluates the Pros and Cons of Local Food
Byline: James Miller THE Modern British Diet: how many of us can define what it is now? What are our new national dishes? Are they made up of homegrown ingredients or do their origins lie outside the UK? The current British diet is arguably the...
We Wouldn't Be Here without Their Help; Northern Rock GNR Competitors, Greyhound Stadium and Advertising Agency All Show Their Backing for Campaign
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter THE Northern Rock Foundation has been involved in some the most high-profile projects in the North-East in recent years. From the Sage Gateshead to the Centre for Life, from Durham Castle to the Baltic arts...
Your Guide to the Region's Top Lawyers; Newcastle
TRADITIONALLY the North East legal market has been overshadowed by its ultra-competitive neighbour, Leeds. That said, it is increasingly emerging as a legal market in its own right and with a greater national profile. Dickinson Dees LLP is the...