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 October 16, 2003

A Breath of Fresh Air
Byline: By Louella Houldcroft Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now one of the UK's biggest killers and affects the lives of more than three million people. But in one small pocket of the North-East, a pioneering initiative is under...
A Glimpse and Then
The last days of steam were captured on film by photographer Colin Gifford who told us about his work currently on show in the North-East. Colin Gifford has clear memories of Christmas Day, 1958, and they don't involve holly, turkey and plum pudding....
American Beauty an Attractive Bet
Byline: By Doug Moscrop While Tim Easterby has the worst strike rate among the top 20 Flat trainers in Britain this season, he has still saddled 55 winners and accumulated over pounds 671,000 in prize-money. Ninth in the trainers' table, he is...
Are You Networking or Not Working?
Networking is easy - it's all about going to as many business events as possible, entertaining and being entertained at football matches, golf tournaments, awards ceremonies, lunches and dinners - WRONG. In the words of business guru David Hall...
Batty Is Planning Secret Delivery
Gareth Batty is attempting to change the traditional image of defensive home-grown spinners. The Worcestershire off-spinner is advocating a dedicated approach to his art which he hopes will one day give England a significant edge at international...
Beating the Odds
Byline: By Megan Bolam When Heather Payne suffered complications after treatment for a deep vein thrombosis more than two years ago, doctors said she would not survive. But as friends and family gathered at her bedside to see through her final...
Beating the Odds, One Step at a Time
Byline: By Megan Bolam Dvt victim confounds doctors with her progress When Heather Payne suffered complications after treatment for a deep vein thrombosis more than two years ago, doctors said she would not survive. But as friends and family...
Bennett Goes for the Cotton Wool Classic
Injury-prone Warren Bennett plans to wrap himself in cotton wool as he bids to re-start his career with a Houdini act in the Turespana Majorca Classic. Bennett, tipped as a future Ryder Cup player by Colin Montgomerie, lies 181st in the Order of...
Blakelock Accused to Be Freed from Jail
The former wife of murdered North-East policeman Keith Blakelock last night said she believed his killer will be brought to justice. She spoke on the day it emerged that the man once accused of his murder is to be freed from jail after serving a...
Brown Plays Number Game
When Chancellor Gordon Brown committed the Government to a specific target to reduce disparities between the richest and poorest regions, experienced observers of such matters waited for the "devil in the detail" before rolling out the bunting. ...
Building on Our Vision for a Prosperous Future
The County Durham Development Company (CDDC) is the business support and inward investment arm of Durham County Council. Established in 1987 to reinforce the Council's long-standing commitment to economic regeneration, CDDC's aim is simple: to create...
Celebrity Bodies: Guy Pearce
The 35-year-old actor first came to public attention during his four years as Ramsey Street's Mr Nice Guy, Mike Young in Neighbours. Then he became inter- nationally known portraying Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn in the steamy movie, Young...
Dairy Jobs Could Be at Risk
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby The jobs of more than 350 dairy workers in the North-East faced a renewed threat last night after Express Dairies was given the green light to merge with rival Arla UK. Competition minister Gerry Sutcliffe cleared the...
George Expects Cats Success
Byline: By Paul Gilder George McCartney last night insisted that winning is finally becoming a habit at the Stadium of Light again and revealed that Mick McCarthy's side expect to triumph every time they take to the pitch. The 22-year-old, who...
GM Claims 'Over Exaggerated'
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Two studies have shown that many of the gene flow claims made by those opposed to GM technology have been over exaggerated, it was claimed yesterday. The first, a Defra funded study, was commissioned to monitor gene...
Greenhouse Gases Link to Materials?
With reference to the production of greenhouse gases and their effect on global warming, can anyone tell me if any in-depth research has been done to see if greenhouse gases are being produced when bricks, concrete, mortar, tarmac and other materials...
Guidelines Will Put Stop to GP Attacks
Byline: By Amanda Crook Survey reveals doctors are used to fear of verbal abuse Half of doctors say they face violence in the work place, Health Correspondent Amanda Crook examines what can be done to tackle the problem. Half of doctors believe...
Guidelines Will Put Stop to GP Attacks
Half of doctors believe that violence is a problem in their workplace, according to a shocking survey by the British Medical Association (BMA). One in three - both GPs and hospital doctors - say they have actually experienced some form of violence...
Hogwart's Hat Would Make More Sense
Byline: By Peter Jackson James Murdoch, son of Rupert, is to undergo psychometric testing to establish whether he is suitable to be the next chief executive of British Sky Broadcasting. These tests now seem to be de rigeur among big companies...
Householders Get Set to Help Planet
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor Councils to provide doorstep recycling service Every household in the North is to get the chance to preserve the environment. That's the effect of a new Government Bill requiring councils to provide...
Householders Get Set to Help Planet
Every household in the North is to get the chance to preserve the environment. That's the effect of a new Government Bill requiring councils to provide every home with a doorstep recycling collection service. Local authorities in the North-East...
How Robson Kept Mind on the Job
Byline: By Luke Edwards The last time Newcastle were in Holland they needed to win to progress in the Champions League. This time they could afford to lose - but don't tell Sir Bobby Robson. Luke Edwards reports. When Sir Bobby Robson touched...
Inmates Get the Jailhouse Rocking
Byline: By David Whetstone Arts & Entertainment Editor Prisoners perform their songbook to invited audience The security was tight, as it often is at high profile concerts - but this was a gig with a difference. Stood behind microphones...
Joining Service Network Can Improve Business
Service Network is a membership organisation that helps professional and business service companies based in the North-East to win more business via the provision of networking, best practice events and support. We also represent the views of the...
Judges Issue a Warning to Web Perverts
Byline: By Cathy Gordon Man sexually abused 13-year-old girls Men who use internet chatrooms to "groom" young girls for sex were warned yesterday they face lengthy jail terms. The warning came as senior judges added 18 months to a three-year...
Know All the Rules When You Want to Copy Music
Byline: By Matthew Rippon You might think that you are permitted to make copies of music you purchased on vinyl to play in the car, or to convert CDs you have bought into MP3s to play on the bus to work. That's only fair. You might think that...
Life-Saver Drug Is Kept from Victims
Byline: By Lyndsay Moss Only a third of women who could benefit from a life-saving drug to fight breast cancer are getting access to it, a leading charity said today. CancerBACUP said there was a postcode lottery in access to the drug treatment...
Lloyds Helps Businesses Bank on Future Success
It is now some two-and-a- half years since Lloyds TSB launched its innovative approach to the Business Banking marketplace for SMEs with turnover of up to pounds 2m. By understanding that different customers require different approaches, Lloyds...
Medics Work Wonders for England
Byline: By Andrew Baldock Clive Woodward last night paid tribute to England's "world class" medical team after he announced a full-strength team for Saturday's Subiaco Oval showdown against South Africa. England's injury fears for the pivotal...
Me & My Health
Eva Fontaine , 29, was born in London and originally wanted to be a dancer but realised that "acting was going to be a lot less hard on the body". She trained at the Anna Scher Theatre School and has appeared in theatre productions including A Midsummer...
Milestone for TV's National Institution
Byline: By Will Mapplebeck Cult children's show Blue Peter proves a true survivor Will Mapplebeck looks back at 45 years of Blue Peter as the programme celebrates its birthday today. A broadcasting institution was born on October 16 1958....
Model Behaviour
Raunchy model Nell McAndrew met Britain's oldest war veteran to launch a scratchcard for this year's Poppy Appeal. She posed with Henry Allingham, 107, a First World War veteran, to launch the card on board HMS Belfast in London. ********** ...
Mother Loses Life Saving Daughters
Byline: By Trevor Smith Little girls thrown to safety by devoted mum, 33 A devoted mother threw her two daughters over a wall to safety moments before she was killed by a runaway lorry trailer. Wendy Smith, 33, saw the trailer thundering towards...
Mother Loses Life Saving Daughters
Byline: By Trevor Smith A devoted mother threw her two daughters over a wall to safety moments before she was killed by a runaway lorry trailer. Wendy Smith, 33, saw the trailer thundering towards her and just had time to shove daughters, Nicola...
NAC Breda 0, Newcastle United 1
Byline: By Simon Rushworth (Newcastle win 6-0 on aggregate) - Sir Bobby Robson had always hoped to use last night's visit to Breda as an exercise in enhancing reputations. That it was Newcastle's unused substitutes who emerged from a stale affair...
Nandoo Goes to Sales as a Winner
Byline: By Doug Moscrop Despite winning two of her three races over timber, Nandoo will come under the auctioneer's hammer next week. "She goes to the Doncaster Sales on Monday," revealed Micky Hammond after the filly had survived a last flight...
North Dairy Jobs Could Be at Risk after Merger
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby The jobs of more than 350 dairy workers in the North-East faced a renewed threat last night after Express Dairies was given the green light to merge with rival Arla UK. Competition minister Gerry Sutcliffe cleared the...
NRG Set to Benefit from Sector Boom
Byline: By Howard Walker A North-East recruitment agency looks set to benefit further from the boom in public sector appointments which helped it to record a 45pc jump in profits this year. The Newcastle-based Northern Recruitment Group (NRG),...
Once upon a Time There Was a Library with No Books
Once-upon-a-time in a land not-so-far-away, people dreamt of getting a new library, with shelves full of books just waiting to be borrowed. Nice men and women from the council promised to make the dream come true, and began building a new library...
Once upon a Time There Was a Library with No Books"
Byline: By David Higgerson The story that certainly isn't a fairytale Once-upon-a-time in a land not-so-far-away, people dreamt of getting a new library, with shelves full of books just waiting to be borrowed. Nice men and women from the council...
People in the News
Yoko lets it be: A musical on the life of John Lennon is on the way to Broadway after his widow Yoko Ono gave it her blessing. Tracking his change from rocker to meditation guru no less than 12 actors will play the different personalities of the former...
Probe on Safety after OAP Death
Byline: By Robert Brookes A care home where a pensioner was strangled to death by a bed rail could face prosecution on health and safety grounds. An inquest heard yesterday that a police investigation at the Beacon Farm Nursing and Residential...
Regional Divide Branded a `Sham'
Byline: By Paul Linford The Government's declared aim of reducing the regional prosperity divide was last night branded a "sham" after a Journal investigation showed it will not close the gap between the North and London. Last year, Chancellor...
Regional Divide Branded a 'Sham'
The Government's declared aim of reducing the regional prosperity divide was last night branded a "sham" after a Journal investigation showed it will not close the gap between the North and London. Last year, Chancellor Gordon Brown committed Labour...
Robson Toasts Breda Century
Byline: By Luke Edwards Sir Bobby Robson reached a century of wins as Newcastle United manager last night and toasted a professional job in Holland after his young side eased their way past NAC Breda. The Uefa Cup first round contest was all...
'Separate Hope from the Hype'
Tracey Pitt, Head of e.Business at Northumbria University's e.Business Centre, looks at the practical ways in which firms can embrace the opportunities offered by the IT revolution. The e.Business Centre is helping regional organisations and businesses...
Service Network Aims to Help the Sector Prosper
Byline: By David Bowles Chairman Of Service Network This has been the single most exciting year for Service Network and the service industry that I can remember. We have gone a long way towards putting the North-East service sector on the map...
Service Sector Gathers Support
The service sector is fast becoming one of the most important regional clusters in the North-East, thanks to the work of Service Network (formerly Service Challenge). Service Network is an organisation that helps professional service companies based...
Stephenson Inspires a New Spirit of Innovation
Byline: By Graeme King Millions of pounds worth of business is expected to be generated by a University of Newcastle scheme to channel more of its expertise towards North-East business. The university has invested pounds 600,000 in the Stephenson...
Stobart Haulage Firm Taken Over
Byline: By Graeme King Haulage company Eddie Stobart has been taken over by a company part-owned by a member of the founding family. WA Developments of Appleby, where Edward Stobart's brother William is a major shareholder, will take over Eddie...
Surf's Up
Byline: By Alison Dargie Alison swaps work suit for wetsuit to be a surf chick Time was when a surf chick was just another lifestyle accessory for the image- conscious boarder. They could wear the gear and hang around the scene - but girls didn't...
Surf's Up
Time was when a surf chick was just another lifestyle accessory for the image- conscious boarder. They could wear the gear and hang around the scene - but girls didn't surf. But times have changed. Hollywood star Cameron Diaz is frequently photographed...
Teenager Found Murdered Sister
Byline: By James Peters Stabbed 25 times but weapon never recovered A teenager returned home to find her schoolgirl sister stabbed to death, a murder trial jury heard yesterday. Emma Ruddick told how she made the horrifying discovery when...
The Journal: Today's Voice of the North
Brown plays number game - When Chancellor Gordon Brown committed the Government to a specific target to reduce disparities between the richest and poorest regions, experienced observers of such matters waited for the "devil in the detail" before rolling...
The Misery of Eczema
Eczema, the skin condition that brings untold torment to thousands of children and adults, is on the increase. Back in the 1950s, only 3pc of five to 16-year- olds were diagnosed with eczema, compared with 20pc in 2000. But, in spite of its prevalence,...
The North Today
Newcastle: A man who died in a cell at Pilgrim Street Police Station has been named as Kirk Alan Payne, 38, who is believed to be from the Tyneside area. He was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly but was later found...
Tories Aim to Put Us on World Sage
Newcastle and Gateshead could be added to the Tories' list of conference venues after the party announced it was reviewing where it holds its annual get-together. While refusing to confirm that this year's Conservative Conference in Blackpool was...
United Fans in Euro Clashes
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Violence marred Newcastle United's UEFA Cup tie in Breda last night, with more than 80 English football fans arrested after rioting in the Dutch town. Police say drunken Newcastle supporters became embroiled in a mass...
United's Fans Shame Nation
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Violence marred Newcastle United's UEFA Cup tie in Breda last night, with more than 80 English football fans arrested after rioting in the Dutch town. Police say drunken Newcastle supporters became embroiled in a mass...
`We Need Cash to Lure Visitors'
Byline: By David Higgerson The Government was yesterday urged to make more money available to boost tourism in the North-East as a way of tackling the prosperity gap with the South. A new study on the role of the Government-funded development...
Wentworth Is Real Deal
Byline: By Mark Garrod Defending champion Ernie Els spoke up for the HSBC World Match Play Championship yesterday on the eve of his attempt to equal a long-standing record at Wentworth. Els will join fellow South African Gary Player and Spain's...
Willey Poole
Byline: By Willey Poole How is your second home? You haven't got one? My Dear! You haven't got one - how very quaint of you. What do you mean, you haven't even got a first home? What are you, pauper or something? One of those ghastly Old Labour...
World Cup over for Mower
Byline: By Alan Hedley Scotland flanker Andrew Mower, of Newcastle Falcons, is out of the World Cup after sustaining a serious knee injury during a training session at Caloundra yesterday. Australian-born Mower, 28, pulled up during training...