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 13, 2010

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5 Give Me; 5 WAYS TO IMPRESS
READ Ok, ok, so I can't actually read, I'm not Joe 90, but I have memorised a fairly extensive volume of children's books and can finish any sentence that dad may start, which is guaranteed to impress. My favourite line so far is "Captain Hook was...
A Bit of a Beast with Added Luxury
Byline: Maxine Ashford SOMETIMES you just want to surround yourself in luxurious comfort, and thanks to Land Rover's Range Rover Sport that mission is easily accomplished. With its rugged, ready-for-action stance, massive wheels and bold wheel...
All Eyes to Fall upon Aintree Next Week
ALL eyes will be on Merseyside next week with the return of the Gold Cup winner at Haydock and racing over the National fences at Aintree. Imperial Commander justified the faith Nigel Twiston-Davies had in him when he powered up the Cheltenham hill...
Alonso Rumpus Is in the Past - Lewis
Byline: Ian Parkes LEWIS Hamilton believes Fernando Alonso will still be viewed as a great champion regardless of whether he wins his third Formula One world title in contentious circumstances this weekend. Ahead of tomorrow's season-ending showdown...
Anderson Confident Ahead of First Test; CRICKET
JAMES Anderson is confident his preparation for the Brisbane Test will be spot on - even if England rest him and the remainder of the frontline attack for next week's final warm-up match. Anderson shared seven South Australia wickets with Graeme...
Apart from My Hairstyle until the Age of 15, There Is Probably Not Much I Would Not Wear Now, Which Is Either Laudable or Pathetic
NICK Reavill is co-founder of Super Simple Shop, a Newcastle-based software business, which is transforming online sales for thousands of small, independent retailers. The 33-year-old has spent the past decade producing software for a company that...
Arts Funding in Region Is Unfair; VOICE OF THE NORTH
AFTER reading about Arts Council cuts in the region (The Journal, November 5), I delved into the figures and was amazed to learn where the remaining arts grants, paid by us, the taxpayers, are going to. The figures show that, after the cutbacks,...
A Touch of Luxury in the Valley
WITH stunning countryside, attractive villages and towns plus easy access to major roads, it is no wonder that the Tyne Valley is one of the most desirable areas in which to live in the North East. The area has something for everyone, whether it...
Aussie Ace Scott in Control at Singapore; GOLF
ADAM Scott took control of the Singapore Open after a secondround 65 saw the Australian establish a two-stroke advantage, but defending champions Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell are still in the hunt at Sentosa Golf Club. Scott blitzed the front...
Bag a Home Bargain This Christmas
Byline: Mieka Smiles CHRISTMAS could be the time to grab a housing bargain, say property experts. About pounds 500m has been slashed off asking prices in the last three months by owners keen to sell, according to the property search website zoopla.co.uk,...
Bandstand Plan on Hold; Public to Get Another Say on Town Plans
Byline: Dave Black PEOPLE in a seaside town at the centre of a major tourism drive are to be re-consulted on plans which would see the loss of its traditional bandstand. A fresh consultation exercise is to be carried out on a scheme to "de-clutter"...
Beauty Bible
Byline: Liz Lamb THIS week we roadtest ... a power-boosting facial HOW I would love to turn back time when it comes to my complexion. Now I'm in my mid-30s, crow's feet have started to appear and my forehead is definitely more lined than it used...
Beef Farm Diversifies with Boer Goat Herd; AN Award-Winning Beef Farm Which Has Diversified into Goat Keeping Started Selling Its First Produce This Weekend, Becoming the First Commercial-Scale Goat Meat Producer in Northumberland. KAREN DENT Reports
Byline: KAREN DENT WHEN June Whiting bought a small herd of goats four years ago, she initially planned to produce milk and dairy products from them to sell. She and husband Martin decided on the diversification to sit alongside the equine stud...
Beware the Festive Fare; FITNESS Expert David Fairlamb Has Tips on How to Beat the Bulge This Christmas
DAVID'S WEIGHT LOSS TIP NUTRITION CORNER MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE THE weeks leading up to Christmas are typically a busy time with more nights out leading, in many cases, to a higher alcohol and food intake. It's important you keep your training going...
Blaze Broke out on Potato Roasting Line
Byline: Brian Daniel PRODUCTION was continuing yesterday at a troubled Northumberland food factory hit by a fire. Work was largely unaffected at the Longbenton Foods site at Amble, despite a fire on one of the plant's production lines on Thursday...
Blyth Hoping They Can Do the Business; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH
BLYTH Spartans will hoping to make it three away wins on the spin in their Blue Square Premier clash with Gloucester City, writes JAK PENNY. The Spartans will make the trip to the Abbey Business Stadium hoping to make it six games unbeaten in the...
Brown Feeling So Good Again; Stopper Is Set to Partner Fit-Again Hartley for Pool
Byline: Stuart Rayner THE rare sight of James Brown's name on a teamsheet will have Hartlepool United's fans feeling good this afternoon, but Peter Hartley's return will be every bit as welcome to manager Mick Wadsworth. Brown is set to make...
Bruce: Catts' Tackle 'Fair' Bruce: Catts' Tackle Was Fair
STEVE Bruce has launched an impassioned defence of Lee Cattermole after Harry Redknapp's criticism of the combative midfielder, writes STUART RAYNER. The Black Cats manager used his captain's booking in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur to...
Bubbly Stu Is Hoping to Raise the Roof
Byline: Stuart Rayner NOT so long ago, Stuey Hall was lucky to have a few hundred people watching him fight. Yesterday 2,000 saw him stand on a set of scales. If the British bantamweight champion needed any reminder of how his life has changed,...
Buyers to Be Found for Ailing Crusaders; RUGBY LEAGUE
THE administrators now in charge of ailing Super League club Crusaders say they expect to find new buyers by the end of the month. The Wrexham-based club revealed yesterday they were forced to take action at the High Court of Justice in Leeds to...
Can Cameron Make Welfare Work?
Byline: PAUL LINFORD FOR good or ill, most Prime Ministers ultimately tend to remembered for a single defining event or achievement that happened on their watch. For Clement Attlee, it was the creation of the welfare state. For Anthony Eden,...
Consider the Chain of Events; Selling Your Property Is about More Than Just Accepting the Best Price Offered, as Property Expert Hilary Brown Explains
Byline: Hilary Brown IN the current housing market, finding a buyer can be a huge relief, especially if you have your heart set on a new property but you are not in a position to buy it until you have sold your existing house. When you are in...
Council's Public Health Labs to Be Axed to Cut Costs
Byline: Neil McKay ACOUNCIL is to close its public health laboratories, despite them being feted as an international example of good practice. Durham County Council is to close its scientific services at Meadowfield - which helps to protect the...
Couples In-Debted to One Another
MARRIED couples who have borrowed to pay for their wedding say that, on average, it will take them almost three years (33 months) to pay the money back, according to new research from insolvency trade body R3. And the R3 survey of newly-weds also...
Cue Cards a Classy Result
CUE Card offered yet more evidence he is the horse of the Tizzard family's lifetime with another wide-margin victory at Cheltenham yesterday. This year's Weatherbys Champion Bumper star has now accumulated a 35-length gap between his rivals in four...
D-Day Dawns for Cap Hopes; Youngsters to Find out If They Will Get England Call
AHANDFUL of England hopefuls will find out today which of them will be elevated to the senior ranks for Wednesday's friendly with France at Wembley. Sunderland''s Jordan Henderson and Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll are among them, as well...
Deaths
BEARDMORE (Lesbury). Peacefully in The Grange, Rennington, on 9th November, aged 76 years, Margaret (Peggy), loving wife of the late Thomas, devoted mother to Sarah, Jane and Emma and sadly missed by all her family and her six grandchildren. Service...
Delights of County Living; from Its Beautiful Landscapes and Seascapes to Its Thriving Towns, Northumberland Has Plenty to Offer Homebuyers. Homemaker Highlights Some Properties for Sale in the Area
BUILT in the 1800s as the original estate house for Linden Hall, this family home in Longhorsley enjoys a stunning setting. West Wing was converted into its current accommodation in 2002 and has a tranquil setting within walking distance of what...
'Despicable' Theft at Hospital Chapel; Chaplain's Anger as Toys Left by Grieving Mums Stolen
Byline: Neil McKay THIEVES have been branded "despicable" after they stole soft toys placed by grieving mothers next to a Book of Remembrance in a hospital chapel. The thefts in the chapel at the University Hospital of North Durham has disgusted...
Diary
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Today Hexham Gardening Club, annual chrysanthemum and industrial show, Community Centre, Gilesgate, 1-4pm. Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society,...
Doctor Was Not Target for Victimisation; Tribunal Rules in Favour of Health Trust
Byline: Alastair Craig ATOP doctor was not the target for a smear campaign sparked by his claims of discrimination, a court has ruled. Dr Nigel Speight had hoped to extend his career beyond normal retirement age in 2007 but his application to...
Draw the Draws to Close Now; Darren: We Need Victories
DARREN Fletcher has told his Manchester United teammates it is time to end the succession of draws which has halted their progress this term. Although much has been made of the 25-match unbeaten run which stretches back to last season's title-losing...
Dream Date with Master of Stand-Up; COMEDIAN Ross Noble Is Coming Home and Is Taking Up Residence at Newcastle City Hall Tonight for a Five-Night Stay. SAM WONFOR Reports
IF you're passing the City Hall in Newcastle over the next few days, you might well bump into a familiar face, framed by a signature mane of dark curls. But don't be offended if Ross Noble doesn't notice you. "I'll walk down the street day-dreaming...
Duo Are a Classic Pair for Mowbray
Byline: Mark Douglas TONY Mowbray believes he has inherited one of the best centre-back pairings in the Championship in Matthew Bates and David Wheater. The Middlesbrough boss was delighted with Wheater's lion-hearted display against Scunthorpe...
Eagles in Hot Form to Thrash Wolves
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle Eagles 105 Worcester Wolves 76 NEWCASTLE Eagles teed up a Cup semi-final date with Mersey Tigers after blowing away Worcester Wolves in a high-octane clash. Defence went out the window in an allout slugfest between...
Enjoy Village Life and Parkland Views
BRAND new homes overlooking spectacular parkland close to the heart of a popular North East village have been released for sale - but there are only two of the properties, so interest is expected to be high. The three-storey townhouses are at the...
Enrique: Spanish Eyes on Carroll; Jose Enrique Could Never See Andy Carroll Playing for Spain and That Is Why He Thinks He Should Be Fast Tracked into the England Squad This Week. Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Reports
Byline: Luke Edwards IT is fashionable to describe Andy Carroll as an oldfashioned English centre forward, yet his performances for Newcastle United are very much in vogue. In fact, given the clamour for his inclusion in Fabio Capello's England...
Evo-Stik League First Division North
Byline: STEVE BROWN LEE COLLINGS is sick of telling folk how good his young Durham City stars are. He would like performances and results - consistently - to do his talking for him. The Esh Group Stadium colts are capable of thrilling highs -...
Fa Carlsberg Vase / Stl Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT WHITLEY Bay are back on the FA Carlsberg Vase trail this afternoon hoping for another return to Wembley next May. The Seahorses won the Trophy in each of the last two seasons and have therefore been exempt until the second...
Falcons' Jeremy Is Mann on Revenge Mission; Newcastle Geared Up to Avenge Harlequins Defeat
Byline: Mark Smith JEREMY Manning insists revenge will be on the Falcons' minds as they travel down to Harlequins tomorrow. The Kiwi played the full 80 minutes as Newcastle fell 23-12 in league action at the Twickenham Stoop six weeks ago, but it...
Family Pays Tribute to Tragic Allison; Woman Thrown from Trap after Her Horse Bolted
Byline: Linda Richards TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who died after being thrown from a horse and trap. Allison Hall died from head injuries in the fall on Lamesley Road, in the village of Lamesley, Gateshead. The tragedy happened after...
Fishing Industry Braced for More Cuts to Quotas
THE North East fishing industry is bracing itself for more quota cuts. The European Commission is proposing a reduction in prawn quotas - an important catch for the region's boats - of 9%. The proposals will go to the EU Council of Ministers...
Flexible Units at Right Price
RUBY PARK at Brunswick Industrial Estate is a development of new-build production/warehouse units. The scheme was developed to a high standard for these type of buildings. They incorporate the latest building materials and techniques and are fitted...
FTSE 100 Bounces Back after Chinese Fall
Byline: Fiona Newborough Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 index opened sharply lower yesterday morning following a big overnight fall in the Chinese equity market. The Shanghai Composite index was down over 5% due to concerns over the prospect of...
Gateway to Trade Opportunities
Byline: John Hill INTERNATIONAL companies looking to link up with businesses in the North East can now make connections through a privately-funded website. Gateway North East has been set up to allow overseas firms to learn more about the North...
Gatland's Ruthless Demand
WARREN Gatland has demanded an 80-minute show of "ruthlessness and concentration" when Wales pursue a prized and all too rare Tri-Nations scalp. World champions South Africa, led by their imperious second-row forward Victor Matfield, arrive at the...
Good Home Maintenance Is Absolutely Essential
INTERIOR design expert Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has brought his knowledge of historic detail and styling to millions through TV, radio, books and articles, but he is also a passionate advocate of the importance of good maintenance. This year he is...
Great New Deals in Semi-Rural Location
ANEW range of deals has been created by one housebuilder, keen to attract families to their semi-rural sites. Taylor Wimpey has announced the new incentives at their Newcastle Great Park developments. Buyers reserving plots before December 25...
Hall: Violence Was Right; Playwright Calls for Repeat of Riot at Student Rally
Byline: Sarah Scott NORTH East playwright Lee Hall said last night he approved of the student protests against tuition fees which turned to violence this week. The writer of Billy Elliot - who studied English at Cambridge - backed the action...
Heart-Warming Prices at the Copse
WITH the weather having turned distinctly wintry, the thoughts of a cosy, new, wellinsulated home is particularly appealing. Miller Homes is offering homes at their The Copse development, in Blyth, Northumberland, for what they say is a heart-warming...
Helping Hand Makes Moving Easy
IF the thought of Christmas shopping is making you worry about your finances and the thought of a stylish new home seems miles away, then Miller Homes is urging you to think again. After helping almost 200 buyers across the North East move into...
Hornby in Royal Mint Agreement
Byline: Peter McCusker SCALEXTRIC-TO-AIRFIX hobby firm Hornby said it had joined forces with the Royal Mint in a deal to distribute a range of London 2012 coins. Hornby, which already has the rights to sell its own line-up of Olympics-based products,...
Host of Festive Offers Now Available
THE approaching festive season is bringing with it a host of offers and packages from developers. People looking to buy new homes in County Durham can benefit from a deal from Yuill Homes on the three-bedroom Linden home at Dales View in Consett. ...
Houllier Set for Fergie Tussle
Byline: NEIL HARNETT GERRARD Houllier has made a solid start to his reign as manager of Aston Villa but his side face a major challenge today with the visit of Manchester United to Villa Park. The Villains have been struggling to win matches and...
Hughton to Change His Tactics; Plan to Regain Home Form: CHRIS WARNS STARS OF COMPLACENCY
CHRIS Hughton is pondering another change of system in a bid to help Newcastle United rediscover some rare home comforts, writes MARK DOUGLAS. Hughton - who has played down the chances of recently departed Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins becoming...
Iconic Alfa Makes a Return
Byline: Malcolm Robertshaw IT'S great to see the return of an iconic name to a model line-up and Alfa Romeo has recently done just that. Currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Turin car giant opted to resurrect the legendary Cloverleaf...
Jacko Tribute Show Sure to Be a Thriller; MICHAEL Jackson May Be Gone but His Music Lives on. DAVID WHETSTONE Talks to a Man Making Sure of That
ANYONE thinking of forming a tribute band is playing with fire, it seems to me. All those fans who know everything there is to know about the real thing will be watching critically. They will expect nothing less than exactitude. Fall short and they...
Joey Is Beaming Again; Youngsters Benefit from Cash Grant
Byline: James Moore HE may have been making the headlines for the wrong reasons again this week, but Newcastle United star Joey Barton was all smiles yesterday. The midfielder apologised on Thursday after being charged with violent conduct for...
Johnson Is Up for Gold Cup Challenge; Racing 92 MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
IT'S never easy to go to the home of steeple-chasing and take on the big boys in their own back yard. Howard Johnson is always up for the challenge though and has succeeded, especially at the Festival with his stable stars. Winning an ultra-competitive...
Joined-Up Approach to Bullying Problem; AS This Year's Anti-Bullying Week Approaches, LISA SALMON Looks at How Children, Parents and Schools Can All Take Action to Tackle the Problem
BULLYING isn't just a problem for the victims - it's a problem for society. That's the message from the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), which stresses that other children, parents and schools often know bullying is occurring, and it's everyone's responsibility...
Kay Keeps Devoted Fans Laughing to the End
Peter Kay, Metro Radio Arena SPENDING an evening in the company of Peter Kay (and 10,000 of his loyal supporters) is a bit like watching a cleverly edited selection of your own home movies... together with a hilarious director's commentary. It had...
Latvala's World Rally Glory Hopes Go Flat after Puncture Blow
JARI-Matti Latvala's hopes of securing second place in the World Rally Championship were dealt a blow as he lost the lead of Wales Rally GB with a puncture on yesterday's final stage. The Ford driver had been in excellent form during the three morning...
League Two Gap Is Closing - Bogie; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: STEVE BROWN BUOYED by defeat and a draw, Ian Bogie insists as many as eight Blue Square Bet Premier sides could compete on an even keel with clubs in League Two. Gateshead lost at League One Notts County in the FA Cup last Saturday, and...
Light Fantastic; Light and Spacious Family Home
NORTH East homebuyers looking for their own slice of countryside idyll with a family-sized home at a good price, should look no further than the three-bedroom Clarendon at a County Durham development. The Clarendon, at Keepmoat Homes' Westfields...
Lights Shine Bright for North Pioneer
Brian Daniel 01670 829137 brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A NORTHUMBERLAND estate was lit up last night as part of a series of events to celebrate its creator's bicentenary. Northumberland Lights Festival Team launched an illuminated trail at Cragside,...
Little Mazda Is Big on Style
Byline: Chris Russon SMALL cars are paying big dividends for Mazda. As more and more drivers consider downsizing as the way forward the little Mazda2 is proving more and more popular. Already this year the Japanese supermini rival to the Ford...
Longmuir Seeking a Capital Return; ICE HOCKEY
NEWCASTLE Vipers' general manager Jaimie Longmuir is hoping his side can put an end to their torrid run of form, writes JAK PENNY. The Vipers entertain Edinburgh Capitals at Whitley Bay tonight hop-ing to halt a run of eight consecutive defeats...
Milestone in Marine Zones Commitment; ENVIRONMENT Editor TONY HENDERSON Reports on Thrashing out a Solution for Protecting Our Sea
Byline: TONY HENDERSON TWO areas off the North East coast have been put forward as potential marine protection zones. The emergence of the draft marine conservation zones (MCZs) is an important milestone in the UK Government's commitment to establish...
Millions Are Facing a Hike in Energy Bills; Change Will See Rise by an Average of 7%
Byline: Jamie Grierson AROUND eight million British Gas customers will face higher utility bills from next month after the energy supplier confirmed a hike in tariffs. Household bills for gas and electricity will increase by an average of 7%...
My In-Pub Behaviour Is Obviously Exemplary
doubtless expect, my in-pub behaviour is exemplary. I pride myself on perfectly straddling the fence which finds life-and-soul-of-the-party on one side and a mindful soul on the other. But I realise I often find myself in the minority. Some of...
My Life GRAEME WHITFIELD
I HEADED off to university 20 years ago with a bouffant ginger hairdo, hope in my heart and a small Government grant to support me in my studies. You might argue that money was wasted now that I use my education to knock out a not particularly amusing...
New G20 Deal 'Will End Currency Wars' Cameron Hails Deal as 'Good for Britain'
Byline: Andrew Woodcock LEADERS of the world's biggest economies papered over their differences at the G20 yesterday with agreement to develop new guidelines to prevent so-called "currency wars". The deal falls well short of the 4% limit on national...
New Post for United Star; Festive Scheme to Raise Funds Is Launched
Byline: Linda Richards NEWCASTLE United legend Alan Shearer has launched a new fundraising scheme for a children's charity. The club's record scorer threw his support behind the NSPCC's Letter from Santa campaign, which gives family and friends...
Northern Alliance
Byline: BILL GARDNER THE Northern Alliance Premier Division programme is reduced to three games this weekend because of third round ties in the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup. Second-placed Ponteland United can trim the massive lead...
Now Showing
SKYLINE (15) Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and his girlfriend Elaine (Scottie Thompson) fly to Los Angeles to celebrate the birthday of Jarrod's best friend, Terry. They stay in Terry's plush penthouse suite, which he shares with materialistic girlfriend Candice....
... 'Perhaps a Little Maoist and Chaotic' Vince Cable's View on the Axing of One North East?
Byline: William Green BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable has admitted the axing of regional development agencies has been "Maoist" and "chaotic". The Business Secretary hit out at the way the Coalition, of which he is a major figure, has handled...
PM Should Be Thinking about the EU Budget
Byline: EURO VIEW TO JUDGE from the claims made by David Cameron before and after the recent meeting of the European Council, he has achieved a significant reduction in the EU budget. Has he? And, if so, is that good or bad news for UK farmers?...
Prepare for Wildlife Winter; as Winter Draws in, Hannah Stephenson Looks at How We Can Help Birds Survive the Cooler Months
THEY are as important to the wildlife garden as butter is to bread, not only providing interest to birdwatchers, but helping to keep unwanted pests such as slugs and snails under control. As their natural habitat continues to disappear, it is more...
Probe as Twins Die at Failing Hospital; Parents Tell of Anguish over Babies' Deaths
Byline: Danielle Dwyer THE parents of newborn twins who died after being prematurely born at a scandal-hit hospital, said yesterday they were "deeply upset and distressed" by the tragedy. Alfie and Harry McQuillin died on November 1, two days...
Proposed Pension Changes Make for a Fairer System
THE recent announcement that the state pension age will rise to 66 is also the time to be aware of the possible implications of the recently unveiled Government proposals to restrict higher-rate tax relief on pension contributions, says Patricia Arnold...
Qashqai Aims to Stay in Front
Byline: Lee Gibson WHEN it first appeared in 2007 the Nissan Qashqai made quite a splash pioneering, as it did, the new breed of crossover vehicles seeking to blur the lines between hatchback and SUV. Quite rightly the Japanese manufacturer made...
Q&A Your Money Queries Are Answered by Peter Rutherford, Senior Director of Rutherford Wilkinson, Chartered Financial Planners
Q I used to be contracted out of the State Second Pension or SERPS as it used to be. I understand that the Government intends giving a higher basic State Pension and doing away with the Second Pension. My question is can I contract out again and would...
Right of Way Will Still Be Allowed; Path Will Be Available at Development
Byline: Brian Daniel OPPONENTS of controversial plans for housing by a picturesque harbour were last night successful in a bid to have a right of way registered. Northumberland County Council agreed to register a right of way along the cliff...
Robinson Set to Face Haka
ANDY Robinson is eagerly anticipating the moment his side walk out to face the Haka tonight, seeking to become the first Scotland team to emerge victorious over New Zealand. Ahead of the 28th meeting between Scotland and the All Blacks, Robinson...
Scottish League Third Division
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS JIMMY Crease admits Berwick Rangers are down to the bare bones as they look for a first win in seven games against rock-bottom Clyde. Darren Gribben, Jamie Ewart and Paul Currie are all doubts while Stuart Callaghan is a...
Secretary Is 'Left to Run Legal Practice' Tribunal Bans Solicitor for Leaving Office
Byline: Dan Warburton ASOLICITOR who "abandoned" his practice to be run by his secretary has been banned from practising. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended Martyn Wright, 52, who operated a firm called Wright & Morton from...
Secret Tickets Sell out; Coldplay to Perform at 'Hidden' Gig
Byline: Coreena Ford TICKETS for a secret Tyneside concert by rock band Coldplay became hot property yesterday when they sold out in record time. The band are swapping stadiums to play a "hidden gig" at a hush-hush location in Newcastle next...
Showbiznews
SHOWBIZNEWS ANGELINA JOLIE has revealed that her six-year-old son PAX is a better cook than she is. In the December issue of Vogue magazine, readers get a glimpse inside Angelina and BRAD PITT's household with its six kids, bulldog named Jacques and...
Showing off an Improved Carlisle
CARLISLE United may not be the "finished article" yet, but today they have a perfect opportunity to show how much they have improved, writes STUART RAYNER. The Cumbrians entertain Southampton in League One today. The mere thought of taking on...
Snugas a Bug; WORRIED about Your Heating Bills? KAREN WILSON Explores How to Turn Up Your Style, Rather Than the Thermostat, This Winter
Byline: KAREN WILSON IT may be a mystery to those who lament the passing of summer, but home hibernators (I'm one of them) can't wait for the chill in the air so they can cosy up at home. Naturally, if you want to truly enjoy the cold winter...
Solid Cats Can Claw a Result
SUNDERLAND'S new-found solidity gives them the confidence to believe they can claim a result even at the ground where they were handed the biggest beating of Steve Bruce's management, says Craig Gordon, writes STUART RAYNER. The last time the Black...
Speedster Legend Lives Again
Byline: David Whinyates SPORTS car fans are in for a treat when this year's Paris Motor Show opens at the beginning of next month. For hard on the heels of the announcement of Paris launches for Lotus and Maserati supercars, comes news that the...
Star Honoured to Star in Work on Painters; Robson Green Will Present New Documentary
Byline: Dave Black ACTOR and miner's son Robson Green has spoken of his pride on being asked to present a major new documentary charting the remarkable story of the region's renowned Pitmen Painters. The North East-born star has started work on...
Stop the Rot, Says Ireland's Trimble
ANDREW Trimble has demanded Ireland "stop the rot" by crushing Samoa in today's showdown at the Aviva Stadium. The Irish are seeking to avoid a seventh successive defeat, five of them Tests, when the big-hitting South Sea Islanders arrive. The...
Store's Fallen Heroes Are Remembered
Byline: Ruth Lawson For more photographs from the Bainbridge archive log onto www.journallive.co.uk FALLEN heroes from a historic Newcastle department store have been honoured in a new book. John Lewis employee Ian Johnson traced the history...
Success Is Heaven Scent for Analisa; MUM-of-Two Analisa Ariss Has Launched a Luxury Beauty Range after Giving Up Her Job as a Buyer. LIZ LAMB Finds out More
POTS of body butter, soaking salts and scented candles are bulging from Analisa Ariss's shopping bag and there is a waft of cedarwood, lavender and mandarin in the air. She is excited because she has just taken delivery of the first batch of beauty...
Technology and Efficiency Unite in All-New Audi
THE last word in luxury and the height of efficiency converge in the all-new Audi A8, which bristles with new technology. Despite being significantly lighter, the latest incarnation of the Audi flagship model is 25% more rigid than its predecessor....
Temper War Not Over
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS NEWCASTLE United midfielder Joey Barton admits his battle to control his temper is far from over. Banned Barton will miss the first of three games today for his punch on Morten Gamst Pederson, with Danny Guthrie, Wayne Routledge...
The Good Doctor; HE Is a Household Name but Dr Chris Steele Has Never Forgotten His Tyneside Roots. MIEKA SMILES Catches Up with One of the Country's Most-Famous GPs
Byline: MIEKA SMILES IWAS born in Wallsend and left when I was 18. They were formative years," says Dr Chris Steele. Raised by a single parent in a working-class, industrial town, you would think that aspirations of becoming a doctor were perhaps...
The Look of Luxury; as the Temperatures Drop, Boost Your Spirits with Furniture and Fittings That Shout Opulence and Luxury, Advises Claire Hornby
TO create a luxury look, you need furniture in classic, but striking styles, and in colours and fabrics which ooze opulence. Anything in this season's purples and blacks is a great place to start. There are lots of items available in deep, rich...