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 12, 2004

Anfield Rival to Thailand Premier
Byline: By Paul Walker Millionaire building magnate Steve Morgan has come out fighting in his battle to buy his way into Liverpool. And in a direct attack on the current board - who are negotiating a deal which would involve merchandising rights...
Asbestos - the Carrot and Stick
Byline: By Malcolm Brown Under the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations, 2002, new legislation introduced in November last year, targeting landlords, tenants and managing agents - indeed anyone who may have an interest in a building that contains...
A Taste of Things to Come in the Cities
The car parking problem being experienced in Durham City may be directly linked to its large student population, but its roots go much deeper. Indeed, because of its specific residential mix, the city is - it could be argued - getting an early taste...
A Taste of Things to Come in the Cities
A taste of things to come in the cities - The car parking problem being experienced in Durham City may be directly linked to its large student population, but its roots go much deeper. Indeed, because of its specific residential mix, the city is...
Back Us to Victory
Byline: By Luke Edwards Kevin Ball has told Sunderland fans they will be the difference between play-off success and failure after urging those who have stayed away this season to end their self-imposed exiles. The Stadium of Light has not seen...
Barracks Accident Claims Hero's Life
Byline: By Daniel Cochlin A young Gulf War hero has been crushed to death by a rocket launcher in his barracks. Lance Bombardier Robert Wilson, 29, was doing maintenance work when he was trapped between the lorry-mounted launcher and a digger....
Boro Pair Ready to Do Their Bit for England
Byline: By Jack Pickering Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren will have no hesitation in giving England coach Sven-GUran Eriksson the thumbs-up if he turns to Teesside in a bid to solve his defensive crisis. The Swede has been rocked in recent...
Charity Begins Home - and Not outside until We Can Afford It
Things are coming to a head within the European Community. Another 10 Eastern European countries have now joined "the market" and Tony Blair has done another U-turn and agreed to a referendum. On the television recently a Spaniard was interviewed...
Charolais Bull Fetches 25,000gns
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Anew Charolais centre millennium breed record of 25,000gns was established in Carlisle at the breed society's official late spring show and sale. Furthermore, a consistently strong demand throughout the day on Friday...
Charolais Bull Fetches 25,000gns at North Sale
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Anew Charolais centre millennium breed record of 25,000gns was established in Carlisle at the breed society's official late spring show and sale. Furthermore, a consistently strong demand throughout the day on Friday...
Children Are Taking over the Workplace
Byline: By Lisa Ord Of Storeys:ssp As social trends are changing with an increasing number of parents returning to work after the birth of their child, the demand for diversity and flexibility within the commercial property sector is also changing....
City Centre Has So Much More to Offer
Byline: By Mike Birkett The supply of city centre sites for retail is dwindling in Newcastle. Therefore it's imperative that the proposals by both Capital Shopping Centres and Chelsfield proceed, says Mike Birkett, associate director at property...
Collingwood at Front of Queue
Byline: By Luke Edwards Paul Collingwood is back playing for Durham against Somerset today but, as he told Luke Edwards, he is hoping to make it another fleeting visit. Paul Collingwood may have been part of the England Test side which created...
Collingwood at Front of Queue for England Spot
Byline: By Luke Edwards Paul Collingwood is back playing for Durham against Somerset today but, as he told Luke Edwards, he is hoping to make it another fleeting visit. Paul Collingwood may have been part of the England Test side which created...
Come Back and Back Us to Victory, Says Ball
Byline: By Luke Edwards Kevin Ball has told Sunderland fans they will be the difference between play-off success and failure after urging those who have stayed away this season to end their self-imposed exiles. The Stadium of Light has not seen...
Couple Tell of Their Shock as Rider Crashes into Living Room
Byline: By Dave Black A couple spoke of their shock and relief yesterday after a motorcyclist crashed through their window. Rob and Marie Lyall were both out of the house when the rider lost control of his Yamaha machine, demolished a low wall...
Dickinson Dees on Ball for Nike
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby Newcastle law firm Dickinson Dees has acted for sports giant Nike in its move to state-of-the-art new office accommodation. The firm, based on Newcastle's Quayside, has sealed the deal for Nike to take up new premises...
Don't Ban Our Cars
Byline: By Laura Roberts University chiefs are locked in a battle with their students union over their bid to drive student car-owners out of the city centre. Durham Student Union officials were alarmed to learn of plans to strip students living...
Doubts Raised on `Manufacturing Dip'
Byline: By Howard Walker Hopes of a sustained manufacturing recovery took a hit yesterday from figures showing weaker industrial production. Manufacturing output fell 0.3pc between February and March against a 0.6pc drop the previous month, according...
Doubts Raised on 'Manufacturing Dip'
Byline: By Howard Walker Hopes of a sustained manufacturing recovery took a hit yesterday from figures showing weaker industrial production. Manufacturing output fell 0.3pc between February and March against a 0.6pc drop the previous month, according...
Easy Solutions to Storing All Your Treasures
However big your home, you'll need storage solutions: everything from wardrobes to stacking cubes, to magazine racks. Million Pound Property Experiment gurus Colin and Justin have just the thing. In the past, good storage has fallen into several...
Enterprising Northerners Compete for World Glory
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby The North-East has produced almost three times more regional finalists this year in a competition to find the best entrepreneurs in the world. Competitors from the region have taken 10 out of 38 places in the Northern...
Eurosceptic Vote Split in June Poll
Byline: By Ross Smith Regional Affairs Correspondent An unseemly spat has broken out among the ranks of the North-East's eurosceptics as the battle for the June 10 European elections gets under way. Neil Herron, anti regional assembly campaigner...
Expansion Opens Up New Opportunity for Traidcraft
Byline: By Graeme King Fair trade company Traidcraft has expanded into a new warehouse, which increases its floorspace by a third. Traidcraft, based on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, employs 140 staff at its 55,000 sq ft warehouse...
Firm Plank for Growth at Park
Byline: By Rebekah Ashbyl Leader Floors has leased a 4,200 sq ft unit at Morton Trade Park in Darlington. The company has taken the premises on the eastern outskirts after moving from its Northgate premises in the town earlier this year. Three...
Four Die as Blast Rips Factory Apart
Byline: By Ian Marland Four people died and dozens were injured yesterday after a huge explosion destroyed a plastics factory. Firefighters would not confirm how many people were still thought to be trapped, but said they were no longer in contact...
Golden Beach
A tiny strip of beach barely big enough for two towels has attracted interest from around 60 potential buyers. Agents believe the 19 sq ft patch of shingle near the yacht club in the exclusive sailing resort of Salcombe, south Devon, could fetch...
Home Truths
Byline: By Abbie Wightwick I love the idea that men loathe workmen because they suffer "tool envy". Researchers came up with the catch phrase as part of a study into why people complain so much about our beloved construction and trade industries....
Horse Festival Set to Boost Area
The third annual Borders Festival of the Horse is set to rein in nearly pounds 100,000 for the area's economy later this month. Around 1,500 horses are expected to gather in the Scottish Borders to participate in the event, which takes place from...
Hostage Is Beheaded
Britain last night condemned the reported beheading of an American hostage in Iraq by militants linked to al Qaida as "utterly repugnant and indefensible". A video posted on an Islamic website showed the execution of a man - who gave his name as...
Hughes Determined to Jump-Start Career
Byline: By Paul Gilder Warren Hughes, determined to avoid becoming the forgotten man of North-East motorsport, is confident that his return to action with Porsche GB will help him to get his stalled career back on track. But the Wearside racer...
Independent Retailers `Are Being Squeezed Out'
Newcastle city centre is under threat due to retailers' increasing demands for larger, modern floorplates, according to research published this week by leading commercial property consultant Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). As more big-name retailers...
It's Still Full Speed Ahead, Says Gary
Byline: By Luke Edwards Gary Speed last night revealed a determination to prove Newcastle United's doubters wrong after admitting Sunday's St James's Park backlash was the worst incidence of crowd fury he has witnessed. The Wales skipper is well...
JDDK and Partners Land Six Awards
Newcastle architectural practice Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd (JDDK) has won six awards for projects in the region. The Grade II listed Lanesbrough Court, Gosforth, was redeveloped from the original Victorian psychiatric hospital into 69...
Manager Buy-Out Secures 90 Jobs
Byline: By Guy Anderson A manager has bought out an engineering company in a pounds 900,000 deal, helping to secure the future of 90 jobs. And Bryan Jordan is preparing to spend a further pounds 250,000 on Gateshead-based precision machining...
Mayor Denies Swearing
Byline: By Beverley Addy & Megan Bolam A lady Mayor has denied she launched a four-letter outburst against campaigners who staged a protest during a visit to the region of Tory leader Michael Howard. Campaigners claim North Tyneside's Tory...
Mayor Denies Swearing at Campaigners
Byline: By Beverley Addy & Megan Bolam A lady Mayor has denied she launched a four-letter outburst against campaigners who staged a protest during a visit to the region of Tory leader Michael Howard. Campaigners claim North Tyneside's Tory...
Me and My Home
Alison Hammond, 28, lives in her native Birmingham and dates boyfriend Nordine, who she met when he was in the audience at one of her shows. She began her media career at Central Junior Television Workshop. Her claim to fame is her participation...
Monsieur Bond Is Licensed to Thrill
Byline: By Doug Moscrop The name is Bond and just in case anyone didn't hear first time, he spelt it out in capital letters on York's Knavesmire yesterday. Monsieur Bond struck a great blow for the North when disposing of a collection of high-profile...
Moscow Ballet Can Stay on at York
Byline: By Doug Moscrop With the Derby favourite already safely housed at Ballydoyle in the shape of Yeats, Aidan O'Brien sends out another Epsom entry, Moscow Ballet, for the totesport Dante Stakes at York. The colt won a four-runner event at...
Motorsport: Hughes Determined
Byline: By Paul Gilder Warren Hughes, determined to avoid becoming the forgotten man of North-East motorsport, is confident that his return to action with Porsche GB will help him to get his stalled career back on track. But the Wearside racer...
Mums United Team Up to Feed the Baby
Byline: By Alison Dargie When it comes to bringing up baby, it's long been acknowledged that mother knows best. Now health bosses are taking advantage of the old adage - by training mothers to pass on their experiences and skills to new mothers...
Murder and Mystery Is on the Menu
A company called Suspect Productions Theatre Company promises to bring a winning combination of food and theatre to a pub near you. Its production of Family Affairs: A Murder Mystery, by writer and actress Susan Collings, features a captivating...
Murray Appeals for Play-Off Full House
Byline: By Luke Edwards Sunderland chairman Bob Murray last night credited Mick McCarthy and his bargain basement buys for rescuing the club from the depths of despair. While Murray has wrestled with the financial repercussions of last season's...
Newcastle One of Europe's Best for Retail Growth
Newcastle is one of the top destinations for retail growth in Europe, a new survey has found. According to Knight Frank's Global Real Estate Forecast, Newcastle, in 15th place, is above Moscow and Brussels when it comes to growth in the European...
New Laws to Control Biggest Work Killer
Byline: By Richard Freeman Wallace From May 21, rules come into effect to manage the biggest occupational health killer in Britain - asbestos. Under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002, anyone who manages, repairs...
Northern Marts
Carlisle May 7 The "Dunsleybay", "Crossbutts" and "Heartbeat" herds belonging to John Richardson and John Morley were dispersed at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. Comprising a rich variety of Pedigree and PI Holsteins of all ages this joint sale...
Northern Venture Swoops for S&P Coil in Pounds 2.9m Deal
Byline: By Guy Anderson A venture capital firm in the North has completed the pounds 2.9m institutional purchase of a heating and ventilation company. Northern Venture Managers bought Leicester-based S&P Coil Products from parent company,...
North Squad Represents UK in Global Web Battle
Staff from Newcastle design and marketing company onebestway are in training for a 24-hour Creative Internet Marathon which takes place in Limoges, central France, on Friday. onebestway, whose clients include English Partnerships, the Dane Group...
Opera in Eight Easily Digested Bite Sizes
Byline: By David Whetstone Opera's not everyone's cup of tea but director Christopher Alden tells David Whetstone about eight great reasons to give it a try. Opera's a tricky business - complex, expensive and burdened by prejudice. Pictures of...
Party Lines
Byline: By Paul Linford An intriguing race is opening up for the job of leading the North-East Regional Assembly in the event of a "yes" vote in this autumn's referendum. Former Europe Minister and Gateshead East MP Joyce Quin has long been regarded...
Pounds 8m to Revamp Travellers' Sites
Byline: By Nadia Clark Last month it was announced that traveller and gypsy sites in the North-East will benefit from a Government cash injection to the tune of pounds 8m. In Stanley, the Tower Road site a pounds 78,000-plus grant will be used...
Protest over Bird Cull at Bus Depot
Byline: By Rhodri Phillips Campaigners yesterday protested against a pigeon cull by a bus company's employees. Two Go North-East employees carried out the "barbaric" act at their depot in East Street, Stanley, County Durham, at the end of April....
Reasons to Give Opera a Try
Byline: By David Whetstone Opera's a tricky business - complex, expensive and burdened by prejudice. Pictures of toffs picnicking at Glyndebourne or yuppies with their expensive tickets for Covent Garden create an image of exclusivity that is hard...
Reports of His Death Greatly Exaggerated
Byline: By Kevin Donald Cricketers were bowled over with emotion as they held a minute's silence for the popular groundsman who has tended their pitch for half a century. But they found themselves on a sticky wicket when they contacted Leonard...
Reservoir Helps Ease Debt Burden at Water Company
Byline: By Howard Walker Northumbrian Water has raised pounds 212.1m to pay off its short-term debts by mortgaging the money it gets for managing Kielder Water in Northumberland. The Durham-based utility concluded the securitisation deal as part...
Retail Therapy
Last summer saw temperatures soar to levels not seen since records began, and it managed to catch a few people out. Ice-cream manufacturers had to draft in extra staff to meet demand, DIY shops were selling barbecues in their thousands and sales...
Robson Set to Gamble on Dyer
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Sir Bobby Robson is ready to gamble on Kieron Dyer's fitness at Southampton tonight in a last-ditch bid to save Newcastle's season. United's England international will fly down to the south coast this morning following...
Robson to Gamble on Dyer
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Sir Bobby Robson is ready to gamble on Kieron Dyer's fitness at Southampton tonight in a last-ditch bid to save Newcastle's season. United's England international will fly down to the south coast this morning following...
Rush Hour Road Death
A woman died after her car crashed into an HGV during rush hour. She was driving her Mercedes Benz along Nissan Way, Washington, when she made a right turn into the path of a Renault articulated truck at 5.25pm on Monday. She was taken to Sunderland...
Sage's Pounds 400m War Chest
Byline: By Howard Walker Software giant Sage has a pounds 400m war chest to buy up more companies after its latest acquisitions helped raise profits by 17pc. The Newcastle-based company is set to continue its successful policy of snapping up...
Sage's Pounds 400m War Chest as Profits Increase 17pc
Byline: By Howard Walker Software giant Sage has a pounds 400m war chest to buy up more companies after its latest acquisitions helped raise profits by 17pc. The Newcastle-based company is set to continue its successful policy of snapping up...
Sport Shorts
Tennis: An off-colour Tim Henman came through a testing opening match of the Masters Series event in Hamburg to overcome outsider Andreas Seppi 7-5 1-6 6-3. Britain's number one, and fifth seed in Germany, struggled to get out of second gear against...
Still Revolving around the Earth's Problems
Byline: By Alastair Gilmour She started one of the country's most successful businesses and has gone on to fight for human rights, fair trade and equality. Alastair Gilmour spoke to her. In today's corporate structure world, it's refreshing to...
Storing All Your Treasures
However big your home, you'll need storage solutions: everything from wardrobes to stacking cubes, to magazine racks. Million Pound Property Experiment gurus Colin and Justin have just the thing. In the past, good storage has fallen into several...
Strong Global Recovery Will See Economies Starting to Grow
Global economic growth will pick up over the next two years as a "strong and sustainable recovery" takes hold, according to the OECD. The group of the world's richest countries forecasts that total growth amongst its 30 member states will rise to...
Taking NGI on to a Higher Level
Byline: By Graeme King After the disappointment of being `robbed' of the Capital of Culture title, the NewcastleGateshead Initiative has moved on. New chairman Alastair Balls told Graeme King what lies further down the road. The physical transformation...
Teenagers Weave Web for Success
Byline: By Howard Walker Two North teenagers are combining study with serious money-making after setting up their own web design business. Andrew Taylor and Simon Jobson, who are both 17, established CreativeWebdesignUK last October and have...
Toll of Biking Tragedy Grows
Byline: By Paul James A crash which hurled a motorcyclist through the window of a house is the latest in a spate of two-wheeled tragedies to happen this year. The rider, aged 27, is still in hospital after he was flung from his Yamaha motorbike...
Tourism Row Rages
Byline: By Paul James Northumberland's tourist industry has been hit by a massive drop in trade, business leaders claimed last night. Worryingly, the reported drop in bookings - by up to one-third - comes in the face of 12 months of the best...
United Prices Rise as Fans' Spirits Sink
Byline: By Tony Henderson Newcastle United fans saw season ticket prices rise by 6pc yesterday - despite criticism over the club's flagging performance this season. And it brought a plea for investment in the team from fans anxious not to see...
Why the New Boys of the EU Can Show the Old Lags a Thing or Two
Byline: By Brian Tora On May 1, the European Union welcomed 10 new members. From its humble origins as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, the EU has become the world's largest free-trade area, with 25 member states. The most striking...
Workers `Row' to Africa
Byline: By Rhodri Phillips Office workers, who have spent their spare time working out on rowing machines to raise money for charity, have clocked up 4,000 kilometres collectively in the last two months. The staff at Northumbrian Water headquarters...
Workers 'Row' to Africa
Byline: By Rhodri Phillips Office workers, who have spent their spare time working out on rowing machines to raise money for charity, have clocked up 4,000 kilometres collectively in the last two months. The staff at Northumbrian Water headquarters...
Your Time Is Now, Robert
Byline: By Luke Edwards He has divided opinion ever since he arrived at Newcastle United, but has Laurent Robert's position become untenable? Luke Edwards reports. If a vital victory at the end of a successful season can crown a new terrace hero,...