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 June 23, 2003

Accolade Inspires Jenas
Byline: By Luke Edwards Jermaine Jenas has revealed how some words of praise from French World Cup star Thierry Henry will help inspire him next season. The England inter- national is currently on holiday, having only finished the season a fortnight...
Best Slams Beckham Sale
Byline: By Mark Richards Manchester United legend George Best says Sir Alex Ferguson has made "a monumental mistake" selling David Beckham to Real Madrid, and describes the deal as a "shambles" for the Old Trafford club. The England captain will...
Best Slams the Beckham Sale
Byline: By Mark Richards Manchester United legend George Best says Sir Alex Ferguson has made "a monumental mistake" selling David Beckham to Real Madrid, and describes the deal as a "shambles" for the Old Trafford club. The England captain will...
Boxing: Brodie Is Aiming to Stay at Home
Byline: By Tony Kelshaw Michael Brodie's camp believe they can secure home advantage for the Manchester fighter when he bids to claim the WBC featherweight title this year. Brodie took his impressive record to 35 wins from 36 fights with a points...
Boxing: Lennox in Pledge over Rematch
Byline: By Ian Gordon Lennox Lewis may offer beaten and bloodied Vitali Klitschko a rematch before finally bringing his glorious 14-year career to an end. That was the suggestion from Lewis's trainer Emanuel Steward after the 37-year-old's disputed...
Boxing: Lewis Batters Way to a Brutal Victory
Byline: By Ian Gordon Lennox Lewis survived a six round slug-fest that was as bloody and brutal as any Hollywood gangster epic to cling on to his status as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time in Los Angeles yesterday. The 37-year-old...
Brodie Is Aiming to Stay at Home
Byline: By Tony Kelshaw Michael Brodie's camp believe they can secure home advantage for the Manchester fighter when he bids to claim the WBC featherweight title this year. Brodie took his impressive record to 35 wins from 36 fights with a points...
Bruner Storms In
Byline: By Alan Hedley Jerry Bruner turned the pounds 150,000 De Vere Northumberland Seniors Classic into a victory procession over Slaley Hall's Priestman course yesterday. Not even a delay because of a storm could stop the American wiping out...
Business Diary
June 25 - Free Encouraging Women Entrepreneur (eWe) event, `Assert Yourself,' Learn new assertion skills and how to promote a confident business image, 10am-3pm, Building Up Business, North Tyneside Business Centre, Saville Street, North Shields....
Butler's Colt May Serve Up Victory
Byline: By Peter Hilton Royal Ascot is over for another year but the pursuit of winners continues in the absence of the posh frocks and there are some tasty propositions on offer today for punters with any ammunition left. Bally Hall is not remotely...
`Careless Tax Talk Costs Elections'
Byline: By Nick Woods Political Correspondent Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers continued his attempted political comeback yesterday with a stern warning that higher taxes for the rich would be "electorally difficult and dangerous" for the Government....
'Careless Tax Talk Costs Elections'
Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers continued his attempted political comeback yesterday with a stern warning that higher taxes for the rich would be "electorally difficult and dangerous" for the Government. Last week Leader of the Commons Peter...
Charvis Fit for Trip Home after Thumping Loss
Colin Charvis travelled back to London with the Wales squad yesterday after being released from hospital in Hamilton last night. Charvis was knocked unconscious in the first half of Saturday's 55-3 defeat by the All Blacks at Waikato Stadium after...
Clinic Cuts Waiting Agony
For women who fear they may have breast cancer every day spent waiting for test results seems like an eternity. So it is not surprising that a pioneering clinic which performs a battery of tests for the condition and then provides the results within...
College Students Serve Up Meal to Be Proud Of
Byline: By Sue Wilson I like my food. It is one of life's great pleasures and however much I would like to lose a few pounds - well, a couple of stones actually - I am not prepared to be miserable with it. And, being a post-war baby, I was brought...
Crisis Catches out Cats
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Sunderland are bearing the brunt of the biggest crisis to hit professional football since the conception of the Premiership, with the supply of experienced players far outstripping demand. The Journal understands that...
Distance Learning's Dynamic Turn to India
A company with an innovative approach to learning for adults and children has established a successful partnership with a firm in India. Two secondees from the company in Mysore have spent the past six months sharing experience and expertise with...
Dixons Set to Draw a Line under Tough Year
Byline: By Graeme Evans BLUE-chip stocks will be back on the radar of City analysts this week when a clutch of heavyweight companies issues results or trading statements. In particular, the banking sector will be in focus. Electrical retailer...
Duo Set New Course Record in Dead Heat
Racegoers had hardly got their breath back after watching the Golden Jubilee Stakes when Fayr Jag and Ratio set the pulses racing again in dead-heating and breaking the six-furlong course record set by Choisir 35 minutes earlier in the Wokingham Stakes...
Durham Leagues
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt The top-of-the-table clash in the Federation Special Durham Senior League between Hetton Lions and Horden could hardly have produced a closer result. Just one run and one wicket separated the pair and a draw resulted,...
Ex-Minister`s Fears over Inadequate GM Food Tests
Byline: By Gavin Cordon Former environment minister Michael Meacher yesterday warned the Government against "rushing" to allow the sale of genetically modified food products in Britain. Mr Meacher, who lost his job in Tony Blair's reshuffle,...
Fan Justin Gets a Kick out of Keegan Fixture
Byline: By James Reed A lifelong Newcastle United fan is looking forward to a dream coming true. For centre forward Justin Perry is to play against a side managed by one of his soccer heroes. Justin, of South Shields, could not believe his...
Fears over GM Food Tests
Byline: By Gavin Cordon Former environment minister Michael Meacher yesterday warned the Government against "rushing" to allow the sale of genetically modified food products in Britain. Mr Meacher, who lost his job in Tony Blair's reshuffle,...
Festival Faithful's Park Pilgrimage
Byline: By Sam Wonfor While Glastonbury annually provokes a mass exodus southwards at this time of year, Scotland's T in the Park has increasingly balanced the scales during its 10-year history. And the sell-out trend looks set to continue this...
Fiery Plunkett Can't Stave off Dynamos Defeat
Glen Chapple kept Lancashire's promotion bid on track with a superb all-round performance to seal an improbable National League win against Durham at Old Trafford. Chapple, who became the leading wicket-taker in the Second Division with 13 by claiming...
From the Floor
Byline: By Kevin Rowan Many pundits, academics and commentators have earned many a crust expostulating what trade unions should do to increase and improve their status as social partners and build upon their membership base. Undoubtedly, the...
From the Floor by Kevin Rowan
Byline: By Kevin Rowan Many pundits, academics and commentators have earned many a crust expostulating what trade unions should do to increase and improve their status as social partners and build upon their membership base. Undoubtedly, the...
Glastonbury Ready to Rumble
Byline: By Luke Edwards If Glastonbury 2002 was the year of the security fence, Glastonbury 2003 has been the year of the ticket trials. The two, of course, are intertwined, the success of the new 15ft steel perimeter fence meaning that the 100,000...
Glorious Glastonbury Ready to Rumble
Byline: By Luke Edwards If Glastonbury 2002 was the year of the security fence, Glastonbury 2003 has been the year of the ticket trials. The two, of course, are intertwined, the success of the new 15ft steel perimeter fence meaning that the 100,000...
Greg Has Only an outside Chance at SW19
Byline: By Frank Malley There was a time when Greg Rusedski had the widest smile in tennis for good reason. He was battling with Tim Henman for the British number one spot, possessed the fastest serve in the game at 149mph, and was a good shout...
Harry Leaves Fans Spellbound Again
Byline: By Neil McKay Parents across the North enjoyed a far more peaceful weekend than normal, and can look forward to a few more quiet days this week, thanks to JK Rowling. Neil McKay asked three youngsters to give their verdict on the fifth Harry...
Head Leads Fight against Closure
Byline: By Neal Smith A headteacher has launched a scathing attack on education chiefs over their handling of a school closure programme. Jim Cameron, head of Norham School for 23 years, criticised Northumberland County Council as parents prepare...
Head Leads Fight against Closure
A headteacher has launched a scathing attack on education chiefs over their handling of a school closure programme. Jim Cameron, head of Norham School for 23 years, criticised Northumberland County Council as parents prepare to launch a campaign...
Heart Attack Sufferer Bounces Back a Winner
Byline: By Alan Hedley Kevin Cademy-Taylor clinched an emotionally-charged victory in the Fenwick-Smith Trophy at Westerhope just 12 weeks to the day he was in intensive care following a heart attack. The 36-year-old from the Newcastle United...
Henry Accolade Inspires Jenas
Byline: By Luke Edwards Jermaine Jenas has revealed how some words of praise from French World Cup star Thierry Henry will help inspire him next season. The England inter- national is currently on holiday, having only finished the season a fortnight...
Hewitt Is Looking on Course
Believe it or not, not so long ago it used to be a question of how Lleyton Hewitt could win a Grand Slam. Now it seems to be just a question of how many. His victory over Argentina's David Nalbandian in last year's Wimbledon final gave the Australian...
How You Can Lord It for Pounds 7,000 or So
Byline: By Neil McKay For the price of a two-year-old Vauxhall Astra or a second-hand caravan, you can be lord of the manor. Granted, any takers will have no grazing rights, but they can put their new title on their passport, driving licence...
Kjeldsen Keeps Denmark on Golfing Map
Byline: By Mark Garrod Soren Kjeldsen became the fifth Danish golfer to win on the European Tour in little more than a year yesterday. The 28-year-old won the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles - the tournament that has replaced Slaley Hall's...
Lennox in Pledge over Rematch
Byline: By Ian Gordon Lennox Lewis may offer beaten and bloodied Vitali Klitschko a rematch before finally bringing his glorious 14-year career to an end. That was the suggestion from Lewis's trainer Emanuel Steward after the 37-year-old's disputed...
Lewis Batters Way to a Brutal Victory
Byline: By Ian Gordon Lennox Lewis survived a six round slug-fest that was as bloody and brutal as any Hollywood gangster epic to cling on to his status as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time in Los Angeles yesterday. The 37-year-old...
Lifting the Anxiety
Only those who have feared they may have breast cancer can possibly know what it is like to hold such suspicions. The rest of us can only guess. But for even the calmest person, the three-month wait between test and diagnosis must be agony. It...
Local Athletics
Byline: By Len Venmore Terry Wall of Morpeth was a runaway winner of yesterday's Croxdale 10M Road Race, at Tudhoe. Wall soon headed the field on the tough four-lap course, and passing halfway in 25:47, had extended his advantage to 1min 31secs...
Lomu Is in Sight of Rugby Return
Byline: By Alex Lowe Jonah Lomu may be undergoing regular kidney dialysis treatment, but the blockbusting winger feels better now than when he made his mark on the game at the 1995 World Cup and plans to return to rugby as early as August. The...
Man Who Pulled Plug on TV Soccer Is Still on the Ball
Byline: By Guy Anderson When itv Digital failed last year, the collapse was both public and spectacular. Debts spiralled to pounds 1.25bn before liquidators Grant Thornton were called in and the grand venture between Carlton and Granada was laid...
Marcus Is the Hero
Byline: By Richard Gibson Marcus Trescothick kept his head - and his team-mates on the edge of their seats - as he steered new-look England to NatWest Challenge success over Pakistan at Lord's. Somerset left-hander Trescothick followed his 55-ball...
Marcus Is the Hero for England
Byline: By Richard Gibson Marcus Trescothick kept his head - and his team-mates on the edge of their seats - as he steered new-look England to NatWest Challenge success over Pakistan at Lord's. Somerset left-hander Trescothick followed his 55-ball...
Men from SCEN Make the Dream Come True
Byline: By Iain Laing Two friends have fulfilled a lifetime's ambition to open their own business with the help of the Sunderland Community Enterprise Network. Kay Lewis and Marie Richardson, both from Houghton-le-Spring, have recently given...
Monday Makeover
Byline: By Vicky Pepys Alana Johnson and Daley Henderson started talking to each other when they sat together at an induction day for the AVCE (Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education) at South Tyneside College two years ago. "Yak, yak,...
North-East Premier League
South Northumberland maintained their unbeaten record and top place in the Foster's ECB North East Premier League with victory over Stockton. Captain John Graham hit an unbeaten 95 and John Gill got 26 not out as the pair shared an unbroken partnership...
Northumberland Leagues
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt Tynedale leap-frogged Lintz into third and are now within striking distance of Foster's Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League leaders Lanchester The Hexham side had 77 runs to spare against Lintz who they bowled...
Planning Is Key to England's Success
Byline: By Alex Lowe Clive Woodward admitted yesterday he is still learning new ways to bring the best out of his world-beating players, but England's remarkable run to the top of the rankings is based on a harsh lesson he was taught by South Africa...
Planning Is Key to Success
Byline: By Alex Lowe Clive Woodward admitted yesterday he is still learning new ways to bring the best out of his world-beating players, but England's remarkable run to the top of the rankings is based on a harsh lesson he was taught by South Africa...
Player Crisis Catches out Cats
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Sunderland are bearing the brunt of the biggest crisis to hit professional football since the conception of the Premiership, with the supply of experienced players far outstripping demand. The Journal understands that...
Rock Solid
Steely Dan are given the DVD-Audio treatment, Venom return from the dead and Big Lamp shine again. Sharing its name with the most memorable of Manic Street Preachers' records, Everything Must Go may well conjure memories of Welsh pop rock at its...
Share Watch
Byline: By Andrew J Miller Close Brothers: The story told by Close Brothers' results is now familiar: profit falls in market-linked businesses compensated by a strong showing from the defensive but growing specialist lending operation. But a...
Ski Centre and 1,000 Jobs `at Risk from Delay'
Grandiose plans to create a pounds 150m, skiing, tourism and leisure complex at two North opencast coal mines have hit an early setback. Partners behind the ambitious scheme - which would create Europe's biggest indoor ski centre and up to 1,000...
Ski Centre and 1,000 Jobs 'At Risk from Delay'
Grandiose plans to create a pounds 150m, skiing, tourism and leisure complex at two North opencast coal mines have hit an early setback. Partners behind the ambitious scheme - which would create Europe's biggest indoor ski centre and up to 1,000...
Sprinter Conquers All Again
Byline: By Steven Till He came, he saw, he conquered - twice. Australian super sprinter Choisir added the Golden Jubilee Stakes to Tuesday's Group Two King's Stand Stakes success when destroying a high-class field of sprinters at Royal Ascot. ...
Staff Fury Comes Right from the Art
Byline: By Neil McKay Controversial stone sculptures in front of a council's offices have been given the thumbs down from the authority's own staff. Durham County Council caused uproar earlier this month when it unveiled three sculptures, Yatra,...
Staff Fury Comes Right from the Art
Controversial stone sculptures in front of a council's offices have been given the thumbs down from the authority's own staff. Durham County Council caused uproar earlier this month when it unveiled three sculptures, Yatra, Kiss and Accord, which...
Sue Wilson Column
Byline: By Sue Wilson I like my food. It is one of life's great pleasures and however much I would like to lose a few pounds - well, a couple of stones actually - I am not prepared to be miserable with it. And, being a post-war baby, I was brought...
Sunderland Escapes as Axe Falls at Rolls-Royce
Byline: By Guy Anderson Rolls-royce workers in Sunderland will escape the axe after the aerospace giant announced plans to cut another 520 staff through voluntary redundancies. The cutbacks - expected to mainly hit American plants - bring the...
System Is Disastrous for Many Children
Wednesday's Journal reported on a consultation meeting at Chapel Park Middle School on the proposed reorganisation of schools in Outer West Newcastle. A parent said: "We've got a good system that works here, why spoil it?" In fact, in spite of schools'...
Taxpayers to Foot Fire Pay Rise Bill
Byline: By Nick Woods The cost of the 16pc pay rise for firefighters looks set to fall on Council Tax bills. Last night it emerged it will mean an extra pounds 4m in Tyne and Wear alone over the next two years to fund the new pay deal and much...
Tennis: Greg Has Only an outside Chance at SW19
Byline: By Frank Malley There was a time when Greg Rusedski had the widest smile in tennis for good reason. He was battling with Tim Henman for the British number one spot, possessed the fastest serve in the game at 149mph, and was a good shout...
Tennis: Hewitt Is Looking on Course
Believe it or not, not so long ago it used to be a question of how Lleyton Hewitt could win a Grand Slam. Now it seems to be just a question of how many. His victory over Argentina's David Nalbandian in last year's Wimbledon final gave the Australian...
Tennis: Tim Can Do without Henmania
Byline: By Frank Malley A tennis fan trudged down the famous Hill at Wimbledon and pushed his leering face in front of the nearest television camera. "He's useless, he bottles it every time," was the man's verdict on Tim Henman. It was a meaningless...
Test Clinic Cuts Agony of Waiting
Byline: By Amanda Crook For women who fear they may have breast cancer every day spent waiting for test results seems like an eternity. So it is not surprising that a pioneering clinic which performs a battery of tests for the condition and then...
The `Comedy Terrorist' Who Crashed Will's Birthday Bash
Byline: By Tom Whitehead A stand-up comedian who gatecrashes events dressed as Osama bin Laden was the man who burst into Prince William's 21st birthday party, his father revealed yesterday. Aaron Barschak, 36, slipped past tight security at...
The 'Comedy Terrorist' Who Crashed Will's Birthday Bash
A stand-up comedian who gatecrashes events dressed as Osama bin Laden was the man who burst into Prince William's 21st birthday party, his father revealed yesterday. Aaron Barschak, 36, slipped past tight security at Windsor Castle on Saturday night...
The Yard Giveth - and the Yard Taketh Away
Byline: By Guy Anderson A Tyne shipyard is to axe staff because of "weak financial performance" just days after announcing it was close to creating 100 new jobs. Ship repair and conversion specialist A&P Tyne blamed "strong competition in...
Tim Can Do without All the Henmania
Byline: By Frank Malley A tennis fan trudged down the famous Hill at Wimbledon and pushed his leering face in front of the nearest television camera. "He's useless, he bottles it every time," was the man's verdict on Tim Henman. It was a meaningless...
Today's Recipe
Byline: By Joan Bunting Our whole family has a sneaking liking for evaporated milk. This stems from our days on a remote island with no cows or shops. We had to rely upon ingredients we could grow, catch or raise, supplemented with irregular supplies...
Towns Get Chippy at New Takeaways
Byline: By Dave Black The historic character and individual charm of England's market towns is under increasing threat from the advance of chain stores and takeaways, a new report claims today. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns...
Tyne Job Hopes Riding on Pounds 100m MoD Troop Carrier
Byline: By Guy Anderson Agovernment decision on a contract which could be worth pounds 100m to Alvis Vickers is expected later this summer. The North-East defence group is one of two companies bidding to build more than 400 Future Command and...
Ultimate Deterrent Speeds in at Durham
Byline: By Luke Edwards Durham last night unveiled Shoaib Akhtar, the world's fastest ever bowler, as their new overseas player. The Pakistani paceman, who played in yesterday's Natwest Challenge final at Lord's, will be released from his national...
Veteran Plunders a Win at Long Last
Byline: By Alan Hedley Stable veteran Smart Predator bounced back to win his first race for two years in a triple photo-finish to the Tote Scoop6 Handicap at Redcar on Saturday. John Quinn's grey foiled the hat-trick bid of Chairman Bobby by...
`We Really Wanted to Do This for Our Eddie'
Byline: By Amanda Crook Health Correspondent Family and friends of a young man who died in a car accident have raised pounds 12,000 to help the medical teams who tried to save his life. Edward Sharp, a construction worker from County Durham,...
'We Really Wanted to Do This for Our Eddie'
Byline: By Amanda Crook Health Correspondent Family and friends of a young man who died in a car accident have raised pounds 12,000 to help the medical teams who tried to save his life. Edward Sharp, a construction worker from County Durham,...
Wet Walkies into the Record Books
Byline: By Alison Dargie Thousands of dogs and owners braved thunder storms and torrential rain on Tyneside to join the world's biggest dog walk yesterday. The Great North Dog Walk, held in South Shields, strolled comfortably into the record...
Wimbledon Draw
All England Championships, Wimbledon Men's Singles 1st rd: (1) Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) v Ivo Karlovic (Cro), Ivo Heuberger (Swi) v Paul Baccanello (Aus), Taylor Dent (USA) v Ivan Ljubicic (Cro), Max Mirnyi (Blr) v (31) Vincent Spadea (USA), (19) Fernando...
Yard Creates and Axes Jobs
Byline: By Guy Anderson A Tyne shipyard is to axe staff because of "weak financial performance" just days after announcing it was close to creating 100 new jobs. Ship repair and conversion specialist A&P Tyne blamed "strong competition in...