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 May 1, 2003

Aiming for Key Role
Byline: By Paul Gilder & Simon Ruhworth Jason McAteer believes he can play a key role in mentoring Sunderland's brightest young prospects as Mick McCarthy bids to lead his Black Cats babes straight back into the Premiership. The injured midfielder...
Akzo Nobel Sees Slump in Profits for First Quarter
Byline: By Howard Walker Akzo Nobel, which announced 90 job losses earlier this year with the closure of its paint factory on Tyneside, has seen profits slump by 41pc. The Dutch-based drug and paint manufacturer saw first quarter profits fall...
American Beauty Can Look the Part
Byline: By Nick Grant Tim Easterby's My American Beauty merits a second look at Redcar today in the Manny Bernstein Pay Double Result Fillies' Handicap. She cut little ice when only 10th at Thirsk earlier this month on her return from a lengthy...
Baby Joy after Tears of Horror Road Accident
Eight years ago Rik Kendall sat at his wife Suzanne's hospital beside unsure if she would live or die. An horrific road accident on the Coast Road in 1995 left Suzanne in a coma for six weeks, with doctors fearing she was unlikely to survive for...
Backlash Builds on Killer Drivers
Byline: By Paul Linford The Government is facing a fresh backlash over killer-drivers, after it appeared to rule out creating a new offence carrying an automatic life sentence. Wansbeck MP Denis Murphy yesterday told the Commons that life sentences...
Backlash Builds on Killers
The Government is facing a fresh backlash over killer-drivers, after it appeared to rule out creating a new offence carrying an automatic life sentence. Wansbeck MP Denis Murphy yesterday told the Commons that life sentences for drivers who maim...
Battle Begins in Earnest to Take over Safeway
Britain's supermarket bosses outlined their plans for takeover target Safeway yesterday at a meeting of competition watchdogs. Leading directors from supermarket chains Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons told the Competition Commission what they...
Big in New York
Byline: By David Whetstone One of the curious topsy turvy effects of the internet is that you can be a superstar far from home but unknown just around the corner. Neil Nelson isn't quite a superstar - not like many of the people he paints - but...
Birth-Error Victim Wins Pounds 2.5m Damages
The family of an eight-year-old girl left brain-damaged at birth because of medical error has been awarded pounds 2.5m in damages, in an out-of-court settlement. May Yan has cerebral palsy, because she was starved of oxygen due to a failure to pick...
Blair Faces War on Opt-Out Hospitals
Byline: By Nick Woods & Paul Linford Tony Blair is facing another huge rebellion by backbench MPs next week, over plans to let top-performing hospitals borrow cash on the open market. Four weeks ago, the Prime Minister considered quitting,...
Blair Faces War on Opt-Out Hospitals
Tony Blair is facing another huge rebellion by backbench MPs next week, over plans to let top-performing hospitals borrow cash on the open market. Four weeks ago, the Prime Minister considered quitting, as 140 Labour MPs voted against his plans...
Boxing: Tyneside Fight Fans Take a Blow
Byline: By Paul Gilder North-East boxing fans took a blow themselves last night when it was revealed the 13th defence of Joe Calzaghe's WBO super-middleweight title will no longer be staged in Newcastle. The Welshman, who had been scheduled to...
Britons Blamed for Bomb Horror
Byline: By David Lucas Two British men were responsible for a suicide bomb attack on a Tel Aviv beachfront bar which killed three people. Bomber Asif Mohammed Hanif - a British citizen - blew himself up, while his accomplice managed to escape....
Business News
Byline: By Peter Jackson Just when did Peking become Beijing? Actually that's not a rhetorical question, in the sense that there is an answer. At least according to the city's official web page there is. It tells us that it was known as Peking...
Carlyle Conquers US
Byline: By Tom Kelly Actor Robert Carlyle gives the "performance of his life" as Adolf Hitler in an acclaimed new film about the dictator, American critics said yesterday. The Full Monty star appears alongside Peter O'Toole and Matthew Modine...
Carlyle Conquers US in Hitler Role
Byline: By Tom Kelly Actor Robert Carlyle gives the "performance of his life" as Adolf Hitler in an acclaimed new film about the dictator, American critics said yesterday. The Full Monty star appears alongside Peter O'Toole and Matthew Modine...
Cost-Cutting Pays off for Drugs Giant
Byline: By Howard Walker A COST-cutting programme which included 800 redundancies in County Durham and Cumbria helped profits at drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline rise by 11pc. Savings made by the job cuts at GSK's factories in Barnard Castle and Workington,...
Curse of Crucible Strikes Ebdon
Peter Ebdon fell victim to the curse of the Crucible last night as Paul Hunter brought an end to his reign as Embassy World champion. Ebdon put up a brave defence of his title and recovered from 12-10 down to force a 25th and deciding frame in the...
Dettori at Double on Bad Day for Fenton
Frankie Dettori enjoyed a fruitful afternoon at Ascot yesterday, notching a 169-1 double on Savannah Bay and Camp Commander. However, it was not a straightforward affair as the first of his winners, Brian Meehan's Savannah Bay in the Group Three...
Doumen Victory Packs a Punch
Francois Doumen is already thinking about Cheltenham next year after seeing First Gold continue his renaissance in form at Punchestown yesterday. The master French trainer saw the 7-4 favourite given his customary front-running ride by son Thierry...
Enter the Law Man
Byline: By Luke Edwards A post-tea collapse by Gloucestershire saw Durham fight their way back into their first home game of the season yesterday. Gloucestershire had bossed the first two sessions of their Frizzell County Championship contest,...
FA Pledge Action on Hooliganism
Byline: By Mark Bradley The FA have pledged to take a range of hard-hitting measures to stop the hooligan problems that have often blighted England on their travels from being transferred to home matches. The FA face a Uefa hearing today into...
Ferrie Plans to Take Tilt
Byline: By Alan Hedley Kenneth Ferrie could be tempted to have a crack at the USPGA Tour after making his breakthrough on the European scene with victory in the Spanish Open. The win gives the 24-year-old from Ashington a two-year exemption on...
Ferrie Plans to Take Tilt at the US Tour
Byline: By Alan Hedley Kenneth Ferrie could be tempted to have a crack at the USPGA Tour after making his breakthrough on the European scene with victory in the Spanish Open. The win gives the 24-year-old from Ashington a two-year exemption on...
Foundations of the NHS Reform Row
The row over foundation hospitals is the latest controversy to hit the Government's drive to reform public services by loosening Whitehall control. What are the main objections to the hospitals? Unions and Labour backbenchers say they will lead...
Girl Shot as Gun Amnesty Finishes
Byline: By James Reed Detectives investigating an airgun shooting which injured a three-year-old girl yesterday described the attack as a "timely reminder" of why guns needed to be taken off the streets. The girl was walking along a footpath...
Green Light for Quayside Buses
Byline: By Tony Henderson A green transport system serving the Tyne's booming quayside will be bigger and better thanks to the award of extra Government cash. It was announced yesterday that The Department of Transport has agreed to back the...
Harmison Earns England Contract
Byline: By Luke Edwards Durham fast bowler Stephen Harmison was rewarded for his winter efforts on the Ashes Tour to Australia with a central contract from the English Cricket Board yesterday. The 24-year-old was one of two new names on the list...
Hays Travel to Recruit
Byline: By Graeme King Holiday company Hays Travel is to take on more than 130 staff this year as demand grows despite war and deadly disease. The negative influences of the war in Iraq and Sars have failed to dent confidence at Sunderland-based...
Hays Travel to Recruit More Than 130 Staff
Byline: By Graeme King Holiday company Hays Travel is to take on more than 130 staff this year as demand grows despite war and deadly disease. The negative influences of the war in Iraq and Sars have failed to dent confidence at Sunderland-based...
Home Rule: Now Talks Get Serious
Byline: By Nick Woods And Paul Linford The debate over a North-East Assembly is set to begin in earnest next week after home rule legislation passed its final Commons hurdle yesterday. Regions Minister Nick Raynsford will be on Tyneside next...
Hopes of High Voting Figures Today
Byline: By Paul Linford And Nick Woods Political Staff Labour is facing its first popularity test since the end of the Iraq war today, as thousands of voters in the region prepare to go to the polls. More than 500 council seats across the region...
Hoping Move Does Not Spark Job Losses
I am interested to see that Gateshead Council is using a private company for their kerb-it new recycling scheme in the area. The service collects items such as newspapers, magazines, glass and cans, all of which already make up a good part of our...
How the Stars Stay in Shape
Kirsten dunst By the time Kirsten was 12, she had worked with Tom Cruise and kissed Brad Pitt. She was appearing in TV commercials long before that and now, having just turned 21, she is considered one of the most talented film actresses of her...
It's a Dry Boat Run
Byline: By Rajeshree Sisodia Those were the fighting words from Emma Crozier, president of Durham University Rowing Club, as rowers from Durham and Newcastle universities yesterday went head to head in a warm-up race for this year's Northumbrian...
`I Want Answers - Not Money'
Byline: By Liz Hands A North mother whose son died in the Lockerbie bombing said yesterday she wanted answers not money as Libya announced a pounds 1.5bn compensation deal. Libya's foreign minister Abdel-Rahman Shalqam said the pay-out, which...
'I Want Answers - Not Money'
Byline: By Liz Hands A North mother whose son died in the Lockerbie bombing said yesterday she wanted answers not money as Libya announced a pounds 1.5bn compensation deal. Libya's foreign minister Abdel-Rahman Shalqam said the pay-out, which...
Jenas Fired Up
Byline: By Luke Edwards Jermaine Jenas is hoping Newcastle's Wear-Tyne derby victory over Sunderland can provide the platform for an end-of-season rescue act. United take on Birmingham City on Saturday knowing that they still need four points...
Jenas Fired Up for Final Push
Byline: By Luke Edwards Jermaine Jenas is hoping Newcastle's Wear-Tyne derby victory over Sunderland can provide the platform for an end-of-season rescue act. United take on Birmingham City on Saturday knowing that they still need four points...
Machinery Sale to Draw Fans
Byline: By Anna Lognonne Vintage machinery enthusiasts will be flocking to a farm sale at Riding Mill on Saturday, where there will be more than a dozen old tractors up for sale, along with other vintage farm machinery. Donald Mason is retiring...
McAteer Aiming for Key Cats Role
Byline: By Paul Gilder & Simon Ruhworth Jason McAteer believes he can play a key role in mentoring Sunderland's brightest young prospects as Mick McCarthy bids to lead his Black Cats babes straight back into the Premiership. The injured midfielder...
Me & My Health
David Soul How much sleep do you NEED? "Whatever I can get. Usually about four or five hours." HOW DO YOU FEEL FIRST THING IN THE MORNING? "Not too shabby." WHAT EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE? "Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise....
Natural Selection? Well, Not Quite
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor Birds make choices in the same way as shoppers opt for certain products in supermarkets, according to new research by North academics. The findings come from work on hummingbirds in the Canadian Rockies,...
No Miracle Cure for Failing Vision
Byline: By Duncan Begg Okay Duncan, lie back. We're going to clamp back your eyelids, suck out your eyeballs, slice a flap in your cornea and aim a laser into your pupil." Admittedly, a more gentle turn of phrase was employed by the surgeon,...
No Miracle Cure for Failing Vision
Okay Duncan, lie back. We're going to clamp back your eyelids, suck out your eyeballs, slice a flap in your cornea and aim a laser into your pupil." Admittedly, a more gentle turn of phrase was employed by the surgeon, as I settled into my chair...
North-East to Be Base for New Security Body
Byline: By Howard Walker Tyneside has been chosen as the nerve centre for a new European body aimed at tackling the impact of natural disasters or terrorist attacks on the economy. The European Telecommunications Resilience and Recovery Association...
North Museums Have Something for Everyone
Museums and Galleries Month begins today with exhibitions, displays and special events around the country. About 1,400 museums and galleries are involved nationwide, including many in the North-East. The theme, Cultures - Then and Now, is timely...
Northumbria Hit by Welsh Power Pack
Byline: By Alan Hedley Northumbria's hopes of a third British Universities title disappeared in the second half of this final at Twickenham when the powerful Cardiff pack took control. UWIC managed to deny Northumbria at three successive line-out...
Northumbria Uni 9, UWIC 33
Byline: By Alan Hedley Northumbria's hopes of a third British Universities title disappeared in the second half of this final at Twickenham when the powerful Cardiff pack took control. UWIC managed to deny Northumbria at three successive line-out...
Peter Jackson Column
Byline: By Peter Jackson Just when did Peking become Beijing? Actually that's not a rhetorical question, in the sense that there is an answer. At least according to the city's official web page there is. It tells us that it was known as Peking...
R & A Are Making the Open More Open
Byline: By Alan Hedley Michael Tate is at the centre of high-powered moves to make the Open Championship into a truly world event next year with five international qualifying tournaments. The former Northumberland County player from Alnmouth,...
Republic of Ireland 1, Norway 0
Brian Kerr said the Republic of Ireland now had a "great chance" of qualifying for next year's European Championships after hearing Georgia had beaten Russia 1-0 in yesterday's Group 10 qualifier in Tbilisi. With their next three qualifiers all...
Right Results Give Irish `Great Chance'
Brian Kerr said the Republic of Ireland now had a "great chance" of qualifying for next year's European Championships after hearing Georgia had beaten Russia 1-0 in yesterday's Group 10 qualifier in Tbilisi. With their next three qualifiers all...
Snooker: Curse of Crucible Strikes Ebdon
Peter Ebdon fell victim to the curse of the Crucible last night as Paul Hunter brought an end to his reign as Embassy World champion. Ebdon put up a brave defence of his title and recovered from 12-10 down to force a 25th and deciding frame in the...
Tears of Murder Charge Mother
Byline: By Neville Dean A mother accused of murdering three of her babies broke down in the dock yesterday as a recording of the 999 call she made when her first son stopped breathing was played in court. Trupti Patel, 35, who was living in Beverley...
The Journal: Today's Voice of the North
Time for action Mr Blair - Tough on crime. Tough on the causes of crime. That's what Tony Blair - and any number of his acolytes - have been desperate for us to believe for more than 10 years ago. The then shadow home secretary has now, of course,...
Time for Action Mr Blair
Tough on crime. Tough on the causes of crime. That's what Tony Blair - and any number of his acolytes - have been desperate for us to believe for more than 10 years ago. The then shadow home secretary has now, of course, attained a position where...
Truancy Punished `Secretly'
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Teachers last night attacked a North-East council for allowing parents of truanting children to be punished under a cloak of secrecy. North Tyneside Council this week took parents of 11 children to court for failing...
Truancy Punished 'Secretly'
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Teachers last night attacked a North-East council for allowing parents of truanting children to be punished under a cloak of secrecy. North Tyneside Council this week took parents of 11 children to court for failing...
Tyneside Fight Fans Take a Blow
Byline: By Paul Gilder North-East boxing fans took a blow themselves last night when it was revealed the 13th defence of Joe Calzaghe's WBO super-middleweight title will no longer be staged in Newcastle. The Welshman, who had been scheduled to...
Unknown at Home but Big in New York
Byline: By David Whetstone One of the curious topsy turvy effects of the internet is that you can be a superstar far from home but unknown just around the corner. Neil Nelson isn't quite a superstar - not like many of the people he paints - but...
Vintage Machinery Sale to Draw Fans
Byline: By Anna Lognonne Vintage machinery enthusiasts will be flocking to a farm sale at Riding Mill on Saturday, where there will be more than a dozen old tractors up for sale, along with other vintage farm machinery. Donald Mason is retiring...
Watt's the Answer
Byline: By Tracey Gray Watt Nicoll wants to make my dreams come true, and what's more, he thinks the power to do so lies entirely within my own hands. He says that in the work-driven and fast-paced society of today, inner health and well being...
Watt's the Answer to Your Problems
Byline: By Tracey Gray Watt Nicoll wants to make my dreams come true, and what's more, he thinks the power to do so lies entirely within my own hands. He says that in the work-driven and fast-paced society of today, inner health and well being...
We're Giving It All We've Got
Byline: By Sam Wonfor If community spirit was what the 2008 culture judges were looking for during yesterday's visit they certainly found it during a visit to Saltwell Park in Gateshead. The occasion was the official launch of a scheme to recruit...
Whitbread Puts Faith in End of War Boost
Byline: By John Bingham Leisure group Whitbread yesterday said it had put its faith in the effects of an early end to war after weathering a tough spring. Along with rivals, Whitbread's upmarket Marriott hotels chain suffered tough conditions...
Willy Poole Column
Byline: By Willy Poole Administratively speaking, May 1 is the beginning of the hunting year. All staff changes date from May 1 and all over the country there will be flittings today. It is quite common to undergo frequent job changes in hunt...
Yes Minister, It Is Our Affair
Byline: By Paul Linford A treasury minister was yesterday rebuked for attempting to dodge an MP's questions on unfair funding rules that harm the North-East. Under the Barnett Formula, Scotland receives pounds 1.1bn more than the North-East each...