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 January 22, 2007

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2 DAY IN MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Home Office may split THE Home Office could soon be split in half in a radical bid by John Reid to put a halt to months of escalating problems. The plan to divide responsibility for security and justice between two separate departments are to be...
999 Shake-Up to Be Debated
People with worries about a shake-up of the emergency ambulance service in rural Northumberland are being urged to attend a meeting which will debate the issue this week. Last summer the North-East Ambulance Service (NEAS) replaced ambulances at...
A Fast-Track to the Past at Beamish
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor Tony Henderson sees how the centuries shaped the North-East. Drop down into the wooded natural bowl of the Beamish Valley in County Durham and what awaits is the experience of spending the day in three...
A Fast-Track to the Past at Beamish; Environment Editor Tony Henderson Sees How the Centuries Shaped the North-East
Byline: Tony Henderson DROP down into the wooded natural bowl of the Beamish Valley in County Durham and what awaits is the experience of spending the day in three centuries. The visitor leaves the 21st Century at the ranks of spaces allocated...
A National Treasure
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor Years of waiting will end today when the Byker Wall in Newcastle is listed among the top 5% of buildings in the country. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will announce that the landmark housing...
A National Treasure; EXCLUSIVE Iconic Byker Wall to Be Given Grade Two-Star Listing
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor YEARS of waiting will end today when the Byker Wall in Newcastle is listed among the top 5% of buildings in the country. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will announce that the landmark housing...
Andy Wants to Trouble Nadal
Byline: By Jamie Gardner Andy Murray relishes the chance to test himself against Rafael Nadal for the first time in the senior ranks when the pair meet in the Australian Open fourth round today(correct). The British number one, seeded 15th in...
Arngrove Northern League
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt It was a bit of a damp squib for Arngrove Northern League sides in the FA Carlsberg Vase on Saturday. Only Billingham Synthonia are definitely through to the last 16 after defeating 1978 winners Newcastle Blue Star. West...
Athletics: Morpeth Unable to Keep the Title
NICK McCormick surged to the fastest time of 8min 22sec for the 3km course in Saturday's 24th annual Cathedral cross country relays but couldn't prevent his club from losing their title. Morpeth ended up nine seconds behind Sunderland in the event...
Awards for Stalwarts
Byline: By Sam Wonfo The great and the good of the region's television industry gathered to celebrate another year of achievements at the weekend, as well as two decades of on-screen history. Sam Wonfor reports. A duo of the North-East's best-known...
Basketball: Eagles Charge toward the Title
Byline: JEFF KING Scottish Rocks 70 Newcastle Eagles 84 IT'S eight wins in a row for the fabulous Newcastle Eagles as coach Flournoy's men produced a sparkling display in Glasgow last night, writes JEFF KING. As well taking the Eagles into...
Benchmark Is Set for Beijing Project
A LANDSCAPE architect in the North-East is sitting pretty after clinching a contract to design the world's longest bench. Newcastle-based colour: urban design limited has been appointed to design a 1.5km Bench of Love destined for Beijing. The Dean...
Borders Mistakes Cost Them in Parma
Borders rounded off their Heineken Cup campaign on a negative note in Italy as they were made to pay dearly for their mistakes in a frantic match. On a hard and flat pitch, Reivers set out to play in an expansive style, but enjoyed limited success...
Captain Weaver Leads by Superb Example
Byline: By Peter Adams Rolling three forward lines for the first time in what seems ages the Vipers did enough to beat a competitive Devils side who out-shot them 37-25, writes Peter Adams. Captain Jonathan Weaver, with a superb goal and two...
Cats' Season Is Starting to Rock
Byline: By Paul Gilder The unfortunate organisers of Saturday's ill-fated attempt to set a new world record for the mass playing of air guitars failed to take an important factor into consideration. As red-faced rockers Saxon discovered to their...
Clampdown on Empty Houses
Byline: By Ross Smith Coucillors are planning to get tough with landlords who are allowing houses to stand empty rather than renting them out to families. Homes in areas of Newcastle that are popular with students are being left unoccupied for...
Clampdown on Empty Houses; Homes Are Urgently Needed for Families
Byline: By Ross Smith COUNCILLORS are planning to get tough with landlords who are allowing houses to stand empty rather than renting them out to families. Homes in areas of Newcastle that are popular with students are being left unoccupied for...
Confusion at United 'Holding Club Back'
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter Newcastle United chairman Freddie Shepherd was last night challenged to put his money where his mouth is, after it emerged that he blamed predecessor Sir John Hall for the current uncertainty surrounding the...
Confusion at United 'Holding Club Back' Shepherd Calls for End to Bid Uncertainty
Byline: By Paul James Chief reporter NEWCASTLE United chairman Freddie Shepherd was last night challenged to put his money where his mouth is, after it emerged that he blamed predecessor Sir John Hall for the current uncertainty surrounding the...
Cricket: Nixon's Worth a Shout
PAUL Nixon has become the eyes and ears - and most significantly the mouth - of England's fielding efforts in the Commonwealth Bank Series, writes RICHARD GIBSON. The Carlisle-born veteran has made quite an impression in his first week as a one-day...
Culture: Awards for Stalwarts; the Great and the Good of the Region's Television Industry Gathered to Celebrate Another Year of Achievements at the Weekend, as Well as Two Decades of On-Screen History
Byline: Sam Wonfor reports. A DUO of the North-East's best-known and loved presenters took the top honours at the North-East and Borders 20th anniversary Royal Television Awards at the weekend. Eric Robson was honoured for his 30- plus years...
Culture: Shipley Displaying Rothschild Collection
ONE of the UK's finest collections of 20th Century studio pottery is being displayed at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. Seventy-five pieces of work by major international ceramicists including Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Bernard Leach can be...
Defender Abel to Find the Net
Abel Xavier scored his first goal for Middlesbrough ( and then stressed again he could be moving on if he does not receive a new contract offer by the end of January. The Portuguese international, who netted the second goal in the Stewart Downing-inspired...
Drivers Put on Alert for Big Freeze
Byline: By Dave Black Drivers in the North-East were put on alert last night as weather forecasters predicted sub-zero temperatures and the prospect of snow and ice hitting the region's roads this week. Strong northerly winds are expected to...
Drivers Put on Alert for Big Freeze; Snow and Ice Forecast in the Region This Week
Byline: By Dave Black DRIVERS in the North-East were put on alert last night as weather forecasters predicted sub-zero temperatures and the prospect of snow and ice hitting the region's roads this week. Strong northerly winds are expected to...
Eagles Charge toward the Title
Byline: By Jeff King It's eight wins in a row for the fabulous Newcastle Eagles as coach Flournoy's men produced a sparkling display in Glasgow last night, writes Jeff King. As well taking the Eagles into second place in the BBL table there was...
Exasperated Blair Fumes over 'Idiots'
Byline: By Ross Smith Tony Blair's agent yesterday said the Prime Minister had branded Labour councillors in his own constituency "idiots", after they refused to back a massive investment in facilities for his home village. The claim was made...
Exasperated Blair Fumes over 'Idiots' Agent Faces Allegations He Threatened Councillor
Byline: By Ross Smith TONY Blair's agent yesterday said the Prime Minister had branded Labour councillors in his own constituency "idiots", after they refused to back a massive investment in facilities for his home village. The claim was made...
Farming: Grain Co-Operative Growing Optimism
Byline: By Anna Lognonn GRAINCO, the farmer-controlled business jointly owned by Tynegrain and Farmway reports improved profits for 2005-6 and rising optimism for cereal and oilseed prices for 2007-8. The company reports a profit before management...
Farming: Holstein Club's Quality Start
THE New Year started with a quality entry of pedigree Holsteins for the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club. A total of 60 cows and heifers sold to average pounds 1,124 and a top of 1,650gns, purchased by breeders and by large commercial dairies,...
Farming: New Man at Helm of County Show Committee
THE Northumberland County Show working committee start the New Year with a new chairman, the youngest to hold the position since the show began in its present form in the early 1980s. Thomas Harrison, 30, from Mickley was arena manager on the show...
Fashion: Gearing Up for Great Outdoors; Vicky Pepys Thinks Rambling Rocks!
EVERYBODY walks... but there are some who really walk, as in hike and ramble, in all weathers including the worst. Nothing puts them off. Being togged up correctly, having all the necessary equipment to hand and to know where you're going means that...
Fashion: Retail Therapy
A TIMELY arrival? Two new 'working' hairsprays from the express-style range by Paul Mitchell have just arrived to coincide with the very worst weather! They're different in as much as you can 'work' the hair with them rather than the usual 'freeze/frame'...
Football: Arngrove Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT IT was a bit of a damp squib for Arngrove Northern League sides in the FA Carlsberg Vase on Saturday. Only Billingham Synthonia are definitely through to the last 16 after defeating 1978 winners Newcastle Blue Star. West Auckland...
Football: Cats' Season Is Starting to Rock
Byline: Paul Gilder at Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday 2 Sunderland 4 THE unfortunate organisers of Saturday's ill-fated attempt to set a new world record for the mass playing of air guitars failed to take an important factor into consideration....
Football: Defender Abel to Find the Net
Middlesbrough 5 Bolton Wanderers 1 ABEL Xavier scored his first goal for Middlesbrough -and then stressed again he could be moving on if he does not receive a new contract offer by the end of January. The Portuguese international, who netted...
Football: FA Premier Academy League
Newcastle United U-18s 2 Sheffield Wednesday U-18s 0 THE race for the Academy Group D championship and a place in the national end-of-season play-offs is hotting up with only three points dividing the top four clubs after Newcastle's victory...
Football: Johnson Injury Fears Eased
Wigan 0 Everton 2 EVERTON manager David Moyes was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief last night as X-rays found no break in striker Andrew Johnson's left ankle. Moyes was left fearing his England international may miss the rest of the campaign...
Football: Journal Jury
Laura Blyth AFTER a poor start, they scored two easy goals and we were faced with yet another struggle. The lads did respond positively and started playing more attractive football. Milner's goal was controversial and Solano took his penalty with...
Football: Keane Right to Blast Us - Hysen
Byline: By Paul Gilder TOBIAS Hysen last night admitted Roy Keane was right to read the riot act to his surprised side at the weekend after insisting the Irishman's exacting approach will prove decisive in his bid to win promotion at the first attempt....
Football: Lady Luck Finally Shines on Quakers
Grimsby Town 0 Darlington 1 DARLINGTON are back on the up, and it seems luck is finally turning their way. They certainly had the breaks in this win, which took there tally to seven points in the last three games. Ciaran Toner missed a...
Football: Milner's Lifeline Inspires United
Byline: Luke Edwards at St James's Park Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 2 IF the FA Cup thrashing by Birmingham City provided the pin in Newcastle's balloon of optimism, the first half against West Ham was the loud bang which gave a shock...
Football: Mourinho's Standing His Ground
Byline: PAUL WALKER Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0 JOSE Mourinho is in no mood to back down in what has become a growing clash over how the champions are run, writes PAUL WALKER That became clear after his latest thoughts following the damaging...
Football: Players Expect Transfer Blank; but United Squad Will Battle on Regardless - Milner
Byline: Luke Edwards JAMES Milner admits that Newcastle United's players have been forced to accept they won't be rescued by any multi-million pound signings during this month's transfer window following the 2-2 draw with West Ham. The Magpies...
Football: Pool Still on a Great Run
Wrexham 1 Hartlepool United 1 UNBEATEN in 13 games, 32 points from a possible 36 and only three goals against in that run - things are still looking rosy for Hartlepool as they continue their assault on League Two's promotion race. The fact...
Football: Praise for Gradi's New Crew
Carlisle United 0 Crewe Alexandra 2 CREWE Boss Dario Gradi used seven former academy players in his starting-line up at Brunton Park and left the ground with glowing praise for his latest batch of impressive discoveries. "We are asking young...
Football: Roeder Facing a Test of His Nerve
GLENN Roeder has admitted he is facing a test of his nerve and judgement as he refuses to make any rash signings during the January transfer window. United's squad is still short on quality and numbers in defence and attack, but the signings that...
Football: This Opens It All Up, Says Wenger
Byline: JIM VAN WIJK. Arsenal 2 Manchester United 1 ARSENE Wenger declared Arsenal's dramatic stoppage-time victory over Premiership leaders Manchester United would "open it up for everybody", writes JIM VAN WIJK. The Gunners came from...
Frank's Determination to Capture a Disappearing Way of Life
It will be 50 years next year that Frank Atkinson arrived in the North-East to take over as director of Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. The brink of the 1960s was a time when life was changing quickly. It was out with the old and in with the new...
Gearing Up for Great Outdoors
Byline: By Vicky Pepys Vicky Pepys thinks rambling rocks! Everybody walks-- but there are some who really walk, as in hike and ramble, in all weathers including the worst. Nothing puts them off. Being togged up correctly, having all the necessary...
'Get Better Details in Sick Notes'
THE use and content of doctors' cover notes need a radical overhaul, a business lobby group has claimed. The Forum of Private Business (FPB), which represents 25,000 small and medium-size businesses in the UK, has called for reform of the way such...
Global Rivals Steeled for Corus Showdown
Byline: By Nigel Stirling The battle for steel giant Corus could turn into a last-minute shoot-out between Indian and Brazilian rivals, with the Takeovers Panel expected to adjudicate this week on the final rules for the showdown. The fate of...
Good Advice
Byline: By Gren Irving QUIETER operating days between Christmas and New Year are often used by businesses to have a much-needed clean up and clear out. With the fast pace of innovation in the IT market, computer equipment can have a short shelf-life...
Good Advice
Byline: By Gren Irving Quieter operating days between Christmas and New Year are often used by businesses to have a much-needed clean up and clear out. With the fast pace of innovation in the IT market, computer equipment can have a short shelf-life...
Government's Radical and Forthright Public Sector Reform Agenda
Byline: Kevin Rowan "TOMORROW trade union representatives from all over the UK will lobby their Members of Parliament and Ministers over the Government's radical and forthright public sector reform agenda. As both workers in the public service...
Grain Co-Operative Growing Optimism
Byline: By Anna Lognonne Grainco, the farmer-controlled business jointly owned by Tynegrain and Farmway reports improved profits for 2005-6 and rising optimism for cereal and oilseed prices for 2007-8. The company reports a profit before management...
Hanging on to Jobs Must Be Priority
Local residents are up in arms about proposals to break up ships in Hebburn. Have these residents complained about the destruction of commercial waterside land for shipbuilding, repair and related industries, and the related loss of skilled employment...
Hatton Win Sets Up Castillo Super-Fight
Byline: By Mark Staniforth RICKY Hatton reclaimed his old IBF light-welterweight title and set up a June super-fight back on the Las Vegas Strip after battling past Juan Urango at the Paris Casino. Hatton was forced to suck up some rib-bending...
Holstein Club's Quality Start
The New Year started with a quality entry of pedigree Holsteins for the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club. A total of 60 cows and heifers sold to average pounds 1,124 and a top of 1,650gns, purchased by breeders and by large commercial dairies,...
Horse Racing: The Horse for the Course
Byline: NICK ROBSON IT was hard work for horses and jockeys alike in the testing conditions at Haydock on Saturday, but The Outlier proved the old adage of 'horses for courses' still rings true with victory in the Peter Marsh Chase, writes NICK...
Horse Racing: Weight and Distance Suit the Foxy Filly; in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband FRACTURED Foxy faces stronger opposition than last time but still looks the one to beat in the pontins.com Handicap at Wolverhampton today. John Quinn's filly has been a model of consistency since making her debut as a two-year-old...
Ice Hockey: Captain Weaver Leads by Superb Example
Byline: PETER ADAMS Mobilx Vipers 3 Cardiff Devils 2 ROLLING three forward lines for the first time in what seems ages the Vipers did enough to beat a competitive Devils side who out-shot them 37-25, writes PETER ADAMS. Captain Jonathan...
It'll Be a Relief for People Pay a Visit
Byline: By Dave Black Residents in a coastal village earmarked for a major tourism boost are calling on council bosses to take action on the ''terrible" state of its public toilets. People in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, claim that plans...
It'll Be a Relief for People Pay a Visit; Villagers Call for New Public Toilet Facilities
Byline: By Dave Black RESIDENTS in a coastal village earmarked for a major tourism boost are calling on council bosses to take action on the "terrible" state of its public toilets. People in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, claim that plans...
'I Want to Cause Havoc for the Whole Country. I'm the Sort of Person That Just Likes to Cause Trouble'
In the queue at St. James's Park yesterday, the latest round of Big Brother hopefuls stood in their hundreds, all desperate for the chance of five minutes of fame. Co-op worker Emma Millar, said she had wanted to be on the show since it was first...
Johnson Injury Fears Eased
Everton manager David Moyes was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief last night as X-rays found no break in striker Andrew Johnson's left ankle. Moyes was left fearing his England international may miss the rest of the campaign after he was taken...
Join Bid to Launch 500 Firms in Three Months
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby ENTERPRISE agency Business Link County Durham has made an ambitious resolution - to get as many businesses off the ground in the first quarter of this year as it did in the whole of 2006. The agency has launched a marketing...
Journal Jury
Paul Bramley A GREAT win but, as you would expect with Sunderland, not without a serious wobble as we let Wednesday back into it near the end. Still, we seem to be shaping up now as potential promotion candidates, which is great. If Keano can get...
Keane Right to Blast Us ( Hysen
Byline: By Paul Gilder Tobias Hysen last night admitted Roy Keane was right to read the riot act to his surprised side at the weekend after insisting the Irishman's exacting approach will prove decisive in his bid to win promotion at the first attempt....
Kevin Rowan Column
Byline: By Kevin Rowan Tomorrow trade union representatives from all over the UK will lobby their Members of Parliament and Ministers over the Government's radical and forthright public sector reform agenda. As both workers in the public service...
Lady Luck Finally Shines on Quakers
Darlington are back on the up, and it seems luck is finally turning their way. They certainly had the breaks in this win, which took there tally to seven points in the last three games. Ciaran Toner missed a 44th-minute penalty for luckless Grimsby,...
Lawn Tennis: Andy Wants to Trouble Nadal
Byline: By Jamie Gardner ANDY Murray relishes the chance to test himself against Rafael Nadal for the first time in the senior ranks when the pair meet in the Australian Open fourth round today. The British number one, seeded 15th in Melbourne,...
Leicester Handed Tie with Old Foe
Byline: By Andrew Baldock Former European champions Leicester and Wasps will lead a triple English challenge in this season's Heineken Cup quarter-finals. Leicester's reward for beating reigning European champions Munster at Thomond Park ( a...
Listening to the Community
AS demolition plans were revealed for the close-packed rows of Tyneside flats in Byker, Newcastle City Council was faced with pleas from local people that they wanted to stay together and keep their community spirit. So, in 1968, the council appointed...
Machete Raid Men Ambush Pub Staff
ARMED robbers stole thousands of pounds from a pub yesterday after breaking in during the night and waiting until staff arrived to open u p. Two men armed with a machete entered the Tyne Bar in Maling Street in Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley early...
Marts
Hexham January 19 Hexham & Northern Marts had forward an entry of 606 store cattle and suckled calves at their weekly sale. A Useful selection of feeding cattle saw heavy forward kinds look value for money. Good yearling cattle were scarce...
Milner's Lifeline Inspires United
Byline: By Luke Edwards If the FA Cup thrashing by Birmingham City provided the pin in Newcastle's balloon of optimism, the first half against West Ham was the loud bang which gave a shock to their supporters. Having been ruthlessly dismantled...
Morpeth Unable to Keep the Title
Nick McCormick surged to the fastest time of 8min 22sec for the 3km course in Saturday's 24th annual Cathedral cross country relays but couldn't prevent his club from losing their title. Morpeth ended up nine seconds behind Sunderland in the event...
Mourinho's Standing His Ground
Byline: PAUL WALKER Jose Mourinho is in no mood to back down in what has become a growing clash over how the champions are run, writes PAUL WALKER. That became clear after his latest thoughts following the damaging defeat by Liverpool at Anfield....
Newcastle United U-18s 2 Sheffield Wednesday U-18s 0
The race for the Academy Group D championship and a place in the national end-of-season play-offs is hotting up with only three points dividing the top four clubs after Newcastle's victory over third-placed Sheffield Wednesday at windswept Benton....
New High in House Prices
The average asking price for a house in England and Wales has jumped to a new high of pounds 222,859. A lack of housing supply is wiping out the impact of rising interest rates, according to property website Rightmove. Prices in January were...
New Man at Helm of County Show Committee
The Northumberland County Show working committee start the New Year with a new chairman, the youngest to hold the position since the show began in its present form in the early 1980s. Thomas Harrison, 30, from Mickley was arena manager on the show...
Nixon's Worth a Shout
Byline: By Richard Gibson Paul Nixon has become the eyes and ears ( and most significantly the mouth ( of England's fielding efforts in the Commonwealth Bank Series, writes Richard Gibson. The Carlisle-born veteran has made quite an impression...
Northern Rock Set to Bank Profits of Pounds 580m
Byline: By Graeme Evans Wh Smith ends the season for Christmas retail updates next week, before Northern Rock steps up with the first in a series of banking updates. Newcastle-based trading bank Northern Rock will signal another bumper year for...
Northern Rock Set to Bank Profits of Pounds 580m; Taking Stock
Byline: By Graeme Evans WH Smith ends the season for Christmas retail updates next week, before Northern Rock steps up with the first in a series of banking updates. Newcastle-based trading bank Northern Rock will signal another bumper year for...
O'Neill Likes Young Style
Martin O'Neill is convinced Ashley Young can fulfil his potential at Aston Villa after he completes a pounds 9.65m transfer from Watford today. Villa will pay out an initial pounds 8m but add-ons relating to appearances and the Under-21 international...
Opposition to Ship Breaking Mounts; Politicians Express 'Deep Concern'
Byline: By Ross Smith POLITICIANS north of the Tyne have added their voice to fears over the environmental impact of a plan to dismantle warships on the river. A&P Tyne is applying for permission to break up decommissioned Royal Navy ships...
Our School; Ofsted Highlights Primary School as One of Country's Best
WOODLEA Primary School, Fencehouses, County Durham. Headteacher: Peter Robinson. Chairman of governors: Michael Close. Main findings of the current Ofsted report: During our last inspection in Jan 2006, the school was classified as outstanding....
'Outstanding Work' Praised in Parliament
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Woodlea Primary School in Fencehouses is one of the best in the country ( and every MP should know. The school was named in Parliament in December when it was included in Ofsted's list of 2006's outstanding schools....
'Outstanding Work' Praised in Parliament; Ofsted Highlights Primary School as One of Country's Best
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield WOODLEA Primary School in Fencehouses is one of the best in the country - and every MP should know. The school was named in Parliament in December when it was included in Ofsted's list of 2006's outstanding schools....
Paraguay's Pair Win Cup
Golf: Paraguay's Julieta Granada and Celeste Troche led from start to finish to win the Women's World Cup of Golf at Sun City in South Africa. Scotland were the best of the home countries, Mhairi McKay and Janice Moodie claiming joint-fourth place...
Passion Became Artistic Mission
Byline: By James Barton Mike Tilley has spent his career working towards opening a centre for culture. James Barton meets the owner of the Newcastle Arts Centre and learns of his plans for the future. Mike Tilley met his wife, Norma, at art school...
Passion Became Artistic Mission; Monday Interview Mike Tilley Has Spent His Career Working towards Opening a Centre for Culture. James Barton Meets the Owner of the Newcastle Arts Centre and Learns of His Plans for the Future
Byline: James Barton MIKE Tilley met his wife, Norma, at art school in the heady days of the 1960s. It was there that they decided on photography as their shared passion and preferred artistic medium. By the early 1970s they were in business...
Players Expect Transfer Blank
Byline: By Luke Edwards James Milner admits that Newcastle United's players have been forced to accept they won't be rescued by any multi-million pound signings during this month's transfer window following the 2-2 draw with West Ham. The Magpies...
Playing with the Health of the Nation
It's astonishing to discover that scores of schools across the North-East have no playing fields, while many others boast woefully inadequate facilities. Transformed from places of exercise into business opportunities during two decades of Conservative...
Play the Game on School Fields
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Almost a quarter of schools in the North-East don't have a proper playing field, a Journal investigation has found. Figures show that of the 968 schools in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, 236 either...
Play the Game on School Fields; Our Survey Finds One in Four Go without Facilities
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield ALMOST a quarter of schools in the North-East don't have a proper playing field, a Journal investig- ation has found. Figures show that of the 968 schools in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, 236 either...
Point to Point Round-Up
Byline: By Peter Burgon Rose Davidson made the perfect start in her defence of the Northern Area Ladies Championship with a double on the Morag Herdman-trained duo, Luksar and Granoski Gala in yesteday's West Percy fixture at Alnwick, writes Peter...
Police 'Turned Blind Eye to UVF Killers'
Byline: By Alan Erwin Rogue police officers turned a blind eye to a decade of murders carried out by loyalist paramilitary informers in Northern Ireland, a damning report will reveal today. The shocking scale of the collusion between Special...
Police 'Turned Blind Eye to UVF Killers' Devastating Evidence from Three-Year Probe
Byline: By Alan Erwin ROGUE police officers turned a blind eye to a decade of murders carried out by loyalist paramilitary informers in Northern Ireland, a damning report will reveal today. The shocking scale of the collusion between Special...