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 November 8, 2010

All Eyes on New Store Boss as Results Come In
Byline: Iain Laing MARKS & Spencer and Vodafone will be among those reporting figures this week during another significant few days for corporate results. M&S posts its half-year results tomorrow, but the City will be focused on new chief...
Angry Mancini Backing Balotelli
West Bromwich Albion.................... 0 Manchester City .............................. 2 ROBERTO Mancini confirmed Manchester City will be appealing against referee Lee Probert's decision to send off match-winner Mario Balotelli in their 2-0 victory...
Big Andy, the Headline-Grabber
Byline: Luke Edwards THERE should come a time when Andy Carroll will stop appearing on the front pages of newspapers for all the wrong reasons, but you suspect he will continue to grab back page headlines for years to come. Carroll's name was...
Big Fella Prepared for Big Comeback
Byline: Saraband ALL eyes will be on Big Fella Thanks as he makes his reappearance at Carlisle today - and if he is on his A-game, he will take plenty of beating. Fourth in last season's Grand National, the eight-year-old is now with Ferdy Murphy...
Bogie's Men Fail to Cause Cup Upset; FA CUP ROUND ONE
Notts County.................................. 2 Gateshead ..................................... 0 A DEBATABLE first-half penalty and a goal eight minutes from time ensured Gateshead were not one of the giant-killers on FA Cup 1st round day, writes...
Bravery Hailed by 'Humble' First Lady; Mrs Cameron Visits Troops' Rehab Centre
Byline: Andrew Woodcock SAMANTHA Cameron yesterday hailed the "incredible" optimism and bravery of injured troops who she met during a recent visit to the Headley Court rehabilitation centre. The Prime Minister's wife was talking about her work...
Caped Crusader Will Wing His Way North
THE makers of Batman today revealed the superhero will be swooping into Newcastle for an action-packed live show. Fans in Britain will be the first to see the caped crusader and his sidekick Robin on stage at venues across the country. Batman...
Cats Able to Pacify the Pain with Win; Gyan Dispels Derby Numbness
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sunderland 2 Stoke City 0 SIX days after their derby humiliation, Sunderland's matchday programme read more like an anthology of apologies but the Black Cats players said sorry the only way that would wash on Wearside - with...
Cell Test May Aid Women; Hopes Rise of Ovarian Cancer Breakthrough
Byline: Helen Rae APIONEERING test that shows which ovarian cancer patients will benefit from a new type of drug has been developed by North East scientists. PARP inhibitors are designed to treat inherited forms of breast and ovarian cancer marked...
Clinical Cumbrians Sweep Aside Tipton
Carlisle United ...................................... 6 Tipton United........................................ 0 THERE aren't too many managers who will use unofficial message boards to pass on a few words of gratitude following a 6-0 defeat. But...
David Wells
Byline: David Wells Big ideas are one thing, making them happen is quite another. Fortunately you're one of those signs who has enthusiasm but you can burn out quickly, so there's your challenge for the next few weeks. Keep things going. We all...
Defence Cuts Could Mean Mixed Fortunes
Byline: FERGUS WESTWOOD THE Coalition Government's spending cuts have affected most people but with the UK's armed forces committed to ongoing operations all over the world, the defence budget was not reduced as dramatically as had been expected....
Diamond Deserves Credit for Innovation
Byline: Karen Dent AN expanding North East office equipment supplier has started its own finance division to help tackle the problem of its small business customers who are continuing to struggle to access credit. The Diamond Business Group,...
England Tour off to a Flyer; Strauss Leads by Example: CAPTA INS England''s Andrew Strauss Shakes Marcus North''s Hand
ANDREW Strauss had good reason for satisfaction after his unbeaten 120 yesterday led his England team to the victory they targeted in the first match of their Ashes tour. England set their stall out, in a succession of public statements, to win...
Falcons Win but It's Not Faultless; Tait Left with Some Worries
Byline: Matt Leslie ALAN Tait remains concerned over Newcastle Falcons' failure to take a stranglehold in games despite watching them open their LV Cup campaign in winning fashion against Ospreys. Two tries from Luke Fielden proved crucial for...
Farmers in Consultations on Bovine TB Measures
Byline: Karen Dent THE Government's proposals to tackle bovine TB and how North East farmers can get involved in the consultation process will come under the spotlight at regional meetings for dairy and livestock producers this month. The North...
Fashion Focus; EVER Wondered Who Decides What We Wear Each Season? LIZ LAMB Chats to Jo Hooper, Head Buyer for Womenswear at John Lewis and a Former Graduate of Durham University
Byline: LIZ LAMB CLASSIC mac pounds 120, FASHION designers set the trends on the catwalk but who decides what we wear on the high street? Jo Hooper is head of womenswear buying at John Lewis and it is her job to decide what styles and labels go...
Fear of Threat to Homes; Benefits Move Poses Threat, Says Shelter
Byline: Vicky Robson THOUSANDS of people in the North East are at risk of paying the price for new Government plans to slash housing benefits, a leading homeless charity has warned. Research by Shelter estimates 45,160 tenants in the region who...
Formula One Title Goes to the Wire with Webber Relying on His Team-Mate Vettel; Motor Racing
SEBASTIAN Vettel has dropped the broadest hint yet he will assist Mark Webber should he be unable to win the Formula One world title in Abu Dhabi next week. For the first time in Formula One history four drivers will go into the final race of the...
Goalless Affair Still a Joy to Watch
Blyth Spartans ...................................... 0 Boston United........................................ 0 ON Blyth Spartans' official website, a column down the right-hand side (as you look at it) provides updates, albeit scant ones, of events...
Gun Death Stuns Quiet Community; Witnesses Sought by Police after Body Is Found in the Street in Early Hours
Amy Hunt 0191 201 6342 amy.hunt@ncjmedia.co.uk AQUIET community was rocked by tragedy when a man was found shot dead in the street. Police were called to Alderwood in Ashington, Northumberland, at about 12.30am on Sunday morning after receiving...
Gyan Has Given His Manager Problem; Gyan Poses a Problem
AFTER having had his life made more difficult by Steve Bruce for the past two months, Asamoah Gyan was pleased to get his own back, writes STUART RAYNER. A substitute for the previous seven games, pounds 13m signing Gyan finally made his full Premier...
Irn-Bru Scottish Third Division
Arbroath......................................... 3 Berwick Rangers ............................. 2 BERWICK Rangers' unbeaten run came to an end as they lost for the first time in 11 league outings. Former Arbroath player Alan Brazil gave the Borderers...
Jobs Boost as Company Bids to Double Revenues
Byline: Peter McCusker ONE of Northumberland's biggest companies plans to create over 100 jobs as it ramps up production to double revenues to pounds 140m. Cramlington-based AAF-McQuay has recorded strong sales growth in the last year and expects...
Lee Still Happy despite Narrow Defeat; GOLF
LEE Westwood left Shanghai brimming with confidence despite the world number one missing out on the HSBC Champions by a stroke to Francesco Molinari. Westwood could only match the Italian's final round of 67 yesterday at Sheshan International GC to...
Life Science Firm Backed to Grow and Chase Sales
Byline: John Hill SOFTWARE company Nonlinear Dynamics is looking to increase its sales in Germany and the United States after securing pounds 500,000 backing. The firm was set up in 1989 by Will Dracup to provide software for the life sciences...
Lyle Sale Marks End of an Era
ONE of the North East's oldest independent car dealerships is facing the end of an era after being put up for sale. Lyles of Newcastle, which is based on the West Road and has over 70 years of history, has been put on the market by its owner Brian...
Magpies Boss Had No Carroll Doubts; Chris Had No Carroll Doubts
Byline: Luke Edwards Arsenal 0 Newcastle United 1 CHRIS Hughton never had any doubt Andy Carroll would play a starring role as Newcastle United secured a magnificent win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium thanks to his first-half header. Carroll's...
Man, 28, Dies in Daylight Attack
A MAN was killed in a daylight attack in a quiet Northumberland town. Police confirmed last night that the victim, who they believe was 28, died as the result of a stab wound. They added that they had launched a murder inquiry and that a post...
Man with a Passion Flies to the Rescue of Ailing Firm; MERE Mortals Founder David Jeffries Left Newcastle for New Zealand Three Years Ago, but a Few Months Ago He Returned to Return the Business to Its Moving Image Roots. JOHN HILL Finds out What Brought Him Back, Apart from a Burning Desire for Timothy Taylor Real Ale
Byline: JOHN HILL IT was a creeping process, but by 2007 David Jeffries was no longer in love with the company he'd created eight years earlier. He'd formed Mere Mortals with partner Graeme Love in 1999, nervous but confident that the pair's expertise...
Many Staff Will Now Be Denied Rights
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN IT'S not easy to pick which of last week's latest shock and awe moments from the string of announcements coming out of the Coalition Government deserves the most attention. Whether it's the announcement that some universities...
Northern Alliance
Byline: BILL GARDNER UNBEATEN in 13 league starts, Alnwick Town are 13 points clear at the top of the Premier Division after an 11th successive victory, beating hosts Stocksfield 2-1 - but it wasn't plain sailing. They had to wait 40 minutes...
Novel Ideas Bring Emily All-Round Success; PARTS on TV and in Films Made Emily Woof Hot Property. Now She's Changed Tack, as DAVID WHETSTONE Explains
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE THE interesting - you might even say extraordinary - life of Emily Woof has been helping to fill The Journal since her gap-year trip to India in 1987 when she worked with children suffering from cerebral palsy. After Oxford...
Now Showing
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE (PG) Young barn owl Soren (Jim Sturgess) and his sister Eglantine (Adrienne DeFaria) are told about the legendary guardians who have protected their feathered kind for generations. Soren is captured by...
Pauline's Gift Will Benefit Hospital; Doctors Delighted at Selfless Act
Byline: Katie Davies HOSPITAL patients will now benefit from the outstanding work of a woman who battled with cystic fibrosis for more than four decades. Pauline Wayman was born with the condition and had frequent spells in hospital before her...
Players Publicly Deny Knowledge on Drugs; Sunday Tabloid Claims Cocaine Taken to House
Byline: Kerry Wood NEWCASTLE United striker Andy Carroll has categorically denied any wrong-doing after a newspaper claimed drugs were brought into the home of team-mate Kevin Nolan. Hours before Carroll scored the winning goal in Newcastle United's...
Pool Will Have to Motor in Return
Hartlepool United ........................... 0 Vauxhall Motors ............................ 0 HARTLEPOOL are going to have to up their game to avoid embarrassment at Vauxhall Motors. Unable to break down the Blue Square North side's defence at...
Premier League Review
MICK McCarthy admitted the vintage post-match drink served up by Sir Alex Ferguson last night tasted more like vinegar after Manchester United had completed another of their great escapes. As late victories have been such a hallmark of Ferguson's...
Protest over Plans for Seaside Town; Local People Send Petition to Council
Byline: Dave Black CHANGES planned to the traditional heart of a Northumberland seaside town are being opposed by scores of local people and visitors. A scheme to "de-clutter" the central piazza area next to the promenade in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea...
Protests Mount at Unpaid Work Plan; Archbishop Fears Despair Will Spread
Byline: Andrew Woodcock; Craig Woodhouse GOVERNMENT plans to force the long-term unemployed to do unpaid manual labour came under fire yesterday from Labour, unions, charities and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain...
Public Debate Plans Are Labelled a Joke; Council Accused of 'Lip Service'
Byline: Dave Black NEW plans to hold public debates in Northumberland on the current state of the county have been condemned as "a joke" by an opposition councillor. The Journal revealed last week how the county council has been accused of maladminstration...
Public Debate Plans Are Labelled a Joke; Opponent Says It's Lip Service from Leaders
Byline: Dave Black NEW plans to hold public debates in Northumberland on the current state of the county have been condemned as "a joke" by an opposition councillor. The Journal revealed last week how the county council has been accused of maladminstration...
Quakers Enjoying a New Lease of Life; FA Cup Joy for Improving Side
Byline: Steve Brown Darlington 2 Bristol Rovers 1 IN added time at the Northern Echo Arena on Saturday, a Darlington fan - his side 2-1 up against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup first round proper - chucked his black-and-white scarf at Mark Cooper....
Regional Round-Up
Byline: MATT LESLIE TYNEDALE'S promotion bid took a hammering as they were thrashed at home 41-17 by National League One leaders Barking. Given that Barking came within a kick of losing their 100 per cent record the previous week after being...
Royal Mail Suppliers Are Angry over Call for Cuts
Byline: Iain Laing EMBATTLED Royal Mail has outlined plans to cut supplier bills by at least 20% as it seeks to bolster its balance sheet ahead of privatisation. The group, which last week reported a 72% plunge in half-year profits, shocked its...
Share Tips
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Imperial Tobacco's full-year results last week were reassuring, although they showed that even defensive companies such as tobacco firms have been feeling the pinch since the recession. Smokers have been turning to rolling tobacco...
Showing Faith Pays Dividends for Bruce
Byline: Stuart Rayner VOTES of confidence can be more of a curse than a blessing in football, but after receiving one this week, Sunderland manager Steve Bruce felt it was only right to back his players. Bruce restricted himself to two enforced...
Signs Are Bad - but Boss Won't Give Up; Businessman Baffled over Latest Snub
Byline: Brian Daniel ALONG-RUNNING battle between a North East visitor attraction and council planners over promotional signs is rumbling on. The Barn at Beal near Holy Island was refused planning permission by Northumberland County Council for...
Slow Starters Vulnerable against Elite; Johnson Frustrated as England Fall into the Trap
England 16 New Zealand 26 MARTIN Johnson warned his players the toughest challenge was yet to come after England missed an opportunity of recording a famous victory against New Zealand at Twickenham. Replacement hooker Dylan Hartley scored a try as...
South Can Muscle in on Growth Fund; Cash Could Head to Richer Regions
Byline: William Green CASH promised by the Deputy Prime Minister to boost the Northern economy could end up in the more prosperous South, The Journal can reveal. Nick Clegg has hailed the Government's pounds 1.4bn regional growth fund as a way...
Spectacular Night Hailed a Success; Just the Fireworks Went off with a Bang
Byline: Helen Rae BONFIRE Night has been hailed a success after no major incidents were reported in the region. Thousands of people attended organised events over the weekend, with the annual November 5 celebrations passing relatively smoothly...
Stl Northern League
JARROW Roofing made an encouraging start on their return to the top flight but recent results have seen them slip into the bottom six, writes MALCOLM PRATT. They were very much the underdogs at Belle Vue Park on Saturday but almost turned the form...
Students Join Class Bee; North School Sees a Hive of Activity
Byline: Tony Henderson THESE pupils are hoping for Bee-plus grades after a series of hives were installed at their school. The bee hives are in the grounds of Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School in Gateshead and will help youngsters study biology,...
The Questionnaire
What car do you drive? Depends on which hemisphere I'm in - NZ an Audi A4 convertible, a Mazda bongo campervan and an old diesel Shogun. Here we have a white Kangoo Van and an old Golf convertible. I'm told its 'retro' and cool.... What's your favourite...
This Network Leaves Me Tone-Deaf
Byline: TOM GUTTERIDGE THIS morning, I was rather hoping to give The Queen a little poke, but apparently she won't let me. She won't even let me be her friend. I'm not sure Her Majesty gets the point of Facebook, but at 8am today she launches...
Title Finally Hanagan's to Cherish
A BUMPER weekend of racing saw agony and ecstasy at the Breeders' Cup, jubilation and desperation for Ruby Walsh at Down Royal and Paul Hanagan beaming from ear to ear at Doncaster after finally clinching his first jockeys' championship. In America...
Tony Expects Boro Blastoff; Mowbray Says Win Will Bring Belief to Teessiders
Middlesbrough 2 Crystal Palace 1 TONY Mowbray has called on his side to be brave as they start their long climb away from danger, writes SIMON MARSHALL. Middlesbrough showed plenty of courage and character - with a touch of luck - as they came from...
Torres' Warning to Top-Flight Defences
Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0 LIVERPOOL striker Fernando Torres has warned Premier League defenders he is still not yet back to his best despite two brilliantly-taken goals securing victory over Chelsea at Anfield. The Spain international, who has struggled...
Unlucky for Mara and Haile Retiring; ATHLETICS
BRITAIN'S Mara Yamauchi failed to live up to expectations as she finished a disappointing 13th in the ING New York Marathon. Yamauchi had been installed as one of the favourites for yesterday's race after an impressive season, including victory...
Use Your Imagination in Marketing
Byline: TRACY CLARKSON T-MOBILE simultaneously launched its latest guerrilla-style ad campaign across more than 80 TV channels and social networks last month. The three-minute Welcome Back commercial involves 500 actors breaking into songs such...
Vipers Slump to Heavy Loss; Rampant Steelers Prove Too Strong for Newcastle
Byline: PETER ADAMS Sheffield Steelers 8 Newcastle Vipers 0 AT the end of 40 minutes of play the Vipers' eighth successive defeat looked a certainty and only the magnitude of it remained in doubt, writes PETER ADAMS. And when they left the ice...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT EIGHT sides were competing for places in the semi-finals of the Sunderland Shipowners' Cup on Saturday but only three went through to the last four. Jarrow's tie with Ryhope CW had to be abandoned when the referee suffered...
What Sparked Huge Blast? Forensic Police Probe Fire's Cause
Byline: Kerry Wood POLICE and fire chiefs today hope to launch a probe into what sparked a blast triggering a full-scale emergency. Residents heard a deafening explosion on Friday when a warehouse and factory storing thousands of aerosols was turned...