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 September 26, 2011

A Crunch Week Lies Ahead for Quakers; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Cambridge United ......................... 2 Darlington ..................................... 0 DARLINGTON are facing a big week after they failed to win for the fifth successive game at Cambridge's Abbey Stadium, writes RAY SIMPSON. A season so...
Action Man Is New Headmaster at Newcastle School for Boys
HE has climbed some of the world's highest mountains and followed in the footsteps of polar explorers - now Luke Francis has embarked on an exciting new challenge. When it comes to all-action role models Luke Francis is the stuff of which dreams...
Airport Expands in Pounds 2.3m Investment; Work to Start as Early as Next Month
Byline: Rob Pattinson TRANSPORT chiefs have unveiled a pounds 3.2m investment to extend Newcastle International Airport for the first time since 2004. Plans show how the terminal will be transformed with a new 5,000sq ft annex which will house...
A Modern Craze That Took Me on a Trip Down Memory Lane; Columnist
Byline: Kare Overbury THEY are said to have taken the fashion world by storm. The humble satchel has returned. Not in the plain brown of yesteryear, but in bold pinks and purples and pastel blues. It's said to be a result of the Harry Potter...
An Air of Expectation at King's
THERE is an infectious energy and enthusiasm in the air at King's School, Tynemouth, as pupils begin the autumn term and the start of a new academic year. Sixth formers began the most important two years of their lives by having their mettle put...
An Exciting Educational Experience
Byline: Margaret Coates YOUNG children are inquisitive and curious about the world around them so at Newcastle Preparatory School (NPS) we turn their natural curiosity into a genuine love of learning. The school is a warm and welcoming place...
Appetites Are Whetted at Growing Food Website
Byline: John Hill ECLECTIC Northern-born food website Love Your Larder is warming up for the Christmas gift rush with a pounds 100,000 investment from venture capital firm Northstar Ventures. Founder Tristan Watson set up the site last year to...
At 60, Ian Is Still Bringing Us Some of That Spun Gold; One of America's Best Singer-Songwriters Is Coming Our Way. DAVID WHETSTONE Caught a Word with Janis Ian
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE JANIS Ian has perfect recall of how her most famous song began to germinate. "I was at my mom's house, sitting at the kitchen table with a guitar on my knee and I was reading the New York Times. "There was this story...
'Benefits Cuts Will Lead to Crime' Homeless Will Be Desperate Warn Charity
Byline: Adrian Pearson ACRIME warning has been sounded by charity chiefs as Government benefits cuts see the homeless forced into theft and burglary. Stephen Bell, head of homeless group the Cyrenians, said he is already seeing people committing...
Blyth Boss Vows to Keep Attacking
Byline: STEVE BROWN BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH Corby Town............................................ 4 Blyth Spartans ...................................... 0 STEVE Cuggy insists Blyth Spartans will continue to go on the attack rather than form a defence...
Bogie Has His Sights on York City Clash; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Hayes and Yeading United .............2 Gateshead ......................................3 GATESHEAD go into tomorrow night's top five showdown with York City on Tyneside still joint top of the Blue Square Bet Premier, writes JEFF BOWRON. A first...
Bosses Tell Government to Keep Cutting Red Tape
Byline: Peter McCusker ABUSINESS group today pressed the Government to do more to cut "burdens" on employers, including tackling the "overly-complex" approach to identifying alternatives to regulation. The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF)...
Bus Vandals Cause Upset and Anger; Special School Forced to Cancel Trips
Byline: Nicola Weatherall HEARTLESS thieves have stolen parts from a minibus belonging to a Northumberland special school, forcing teachers to cancel trips for the children. The vehicle was parked, locked and secured, at the entrance of The Dales...
Carpet Boss Is Floored by His Career Success; the Man Who Helped a Small North East Carpet Chain Become the UK's Largest Independent Is Hoping to Work the Same Magic at One of the Biggest Sofa Retailers, ScS. PETER McCUSKER Talks to Charles Coombs
Byline: PETER McCUSKER CHARLES Coombs almost ran out of Storey Carpets during his first day on the sales floor. Thirty years later he was the managing director. After a brief sabbatical, he's now returned to retailing - back where he began after...
Cash Incentive Needed to Control Endemic Diseases
Byline: Karen Dent ENDEMIC livestock disease such as a Johne's Disease and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis could be better controlled if farmers have a financial incentive to do so, according to scientists. The UK research councils' Rural Economy...
Chaos Puts North in a Tough Place
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN THE contagion that sent stock markets plunging around the world last week is more than a Eurozone financial concern. US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner demonstrates the level of anxiety in the US through his less than subtle...
Dancers Dive into Action after Show
Byline: Nicola Weatherall THEY have performed at a range of venues across the country, but possibly none quite as refreshing - and chilly - as this. The Ebor Morris dancers are currently in the North East for their fourth annual tour, delighting...
David Wells
You can talk away as much as you like but unless you're saying anything different your other half or someone at work won't be paying much attention. So, what can you do to make things more interesting? Go form the heart. You have so much to do and...
Developer Wins Backing for Blue Badge App
Byline: Iain Laing ALONDON software specialist has moved to the North East after winning backing to develop a business which aims to make life easier for people with disabilities. Gary McFarlane has won pounds 140,000 investment from Newcastle-based...
Draw Denies Boro a Place at Summit
Byline: JAMES HUNTER Middlesbrough 0 Ipswich Town 0 MIDDLESBROUGH missed out on the chance to return to the top of the Championship after drawing a blank for the first time since March, writes JAMES HUNTER. With Southampton needing a late equaliser...
Duo's Attitude off the Pitch Makes an Impression on Defender
Byline: Stuart Rayner TITUS Bramble believes Wes Brown and John O'Shea are two of the best defenders he has played with, but it is their attitude off the field that has impressed him just as much. Ask Bramble to name the best defensive partners...
Ed Admits There's a Long Way to Go
LABOUR leader Ed Miliband admitted yesterday he had "a long way" to go to convince voters to back his party at the next general election. On the opening day of the party's conference in Liverpool, he insisted Labour was "on the way back" but said...
England Collapse to 25-Run Defeat; CRICKET
ENGLAND produced their worst ever Twenty20 batting display as they ended a vintage summer with a dispiriting 25-run defeat against an understrength West Indies. They crumbled in comprehensive fashion in the last fixture of the season, dismissed...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Byline: STEVE BROWN Durham City..................................... 4 Cammell Laird.................................. 1 DURHAM CITY posted their best result of the season so far against Cammel Laird, but manager Dickie Ord admitted it came courtesy...
Fa Carlsberg Vase / Stl Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT HEBBURN Town have set themselves up nicely for Saturday's mouthwatering FA Cup tie against Runcorn Linnets by crushing Brandon United in the FA Carlsberg Vase. The STL Northern League Second Division side are firing on all...
Ferrie Joy after Win in Austria
Byline: Tim Taylor KENNETH Ferrie drew on his experience yesterday when he won a European Tour event for the third time after a play-off in the Austrian Open. Two weekend rounds of fiveunder 67 at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, the second...
First-Class Report for School
THE past academic year at Church High School will be remembered proudly by school staff and pupils alike after achieving an outstandingly successful Inspection Report and superb GCSE and A Level results. The school's Upper Sixth are celebrating...
Fitness Is Ba's Focus - but Hat-Trick a Bonus
Byline: Stuart Rayner DEMBA Ba took more satisfaction from feeling back to his best after Ramadan than breaking his goalscoring duck for Newcastle United in spectacular fashion at the weekend. The Senegalese striker failed to find the net in his...
Former Rock Chief's Shame at Industry; Gary Hoffman 'Wants to Put Things Right'
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE man called on to rescue Northern Rock three years ago has spoken of his shame at the banking industry. Former Rock chief executive Gary Hoffman has said he is "embarrassed" at the situation the sector found itself in....
Girls' Results Give School Another Fantastic Boost
THIS summer's results for Central Newcastle High School represent another exceptional year at the independent all girls' school based in Jesmond, Newcastle, positioning the school once again as one of the top 100 schools in the country. At A Level,...
Gloomy Outlook for Under-Pressure Thomas Cook
THE plight of holidays firm Thomas Cook will be in focus this week with investors preparing for more unwelcome news. The company is set to give its first update since chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa lost his job as the price for a disastrous...
Goals Must Be Spread around - Bruce
SUNDERLAND'S defence and midfield have been set the target of scoring a quarter of the team's goals this season, writes STUART RAYNER. Steve Bruce brought three strikers to the Stadium of Light during this summer, in Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won and...
It's Party Time for Woman Who Bagged Great Advice
Byline: Karen Dent AN estate agency administrator has ploughed her redundancy money into selling party bags. Rebecca Young is focusing on weddings and the celebration markets with her handmade bags, produced from her North Tyneside home. The...
It's Time to Make Our Voice Heard; What's Left for the North East? It's a Big Question to Ask in a Britain Which Is Suffering Its Harshest Economic Downturn in Recent History. It Was Taken Up by Renowned Novelist Richard T Kelly Who Quizzed Figures from Business, Academia and Politics across the North East, with His Findings to Be Discussed Next Month at the Durham Book Festival. MIKE KELLY Reports
NOVELIST Richard T Kelly likes a challenge. His first, critically acclaimed book, Crusaders, published in 2008, ran to nearly 600 pages. It was set in the North East in 1996 just before Tony Blair and 'New' Labour swept to power. Amidst the economic...
Johnson Sounds Warning as England Face Their World Cup Day of Destiny
Byline: Alex Lowe ENGLAND decamped from Dunedin to Auckland with one fierce message from manager Martin Johnson ringing in their ears: the World Cup starts now. England are unbeaten at the top of Pool B following the 67-3 rout of Romania - but...
Mathematicians and Scientists Are Thriving at Durham School
AT Durham School, a leading Boarding and Day Independent School in the North East for girls and boys aged three to 18 years, pupils are thriving at mathematics and the sciences and bucking the trend by opting for subjects like physics at A Level. ...
Metro Bosses in Talks to Stop Strike; Showdown Meetings with Unions
Byline: Dan Warburton CRUCIAL talks will be staged this week to avert strike action threatening to bring the Tyne and Wear Metro system to a standstill. Showdown meetings are set to take place between union officials and the Metro operators after...
Miliband Dimisses Talk of Fall out; South Shields MP Rules out Frontline Role
Byline: William Green NORTH East MP David Miliband last night again ruled out a rapid return to the Shadow Cabinet under his brother Ed's leadership. The South Shields MP said his campaign to recruit 10,000 community leaders was his way of supporting...
New Hope in Battle with Breast Cancer; Results of a New Trial Are Promising
Byline: Dan Warburton PATIENTS from the North East are taking part in global drug trials which could offer fresh hope to women with aggressive breast cancer, it emerged last night. New treatment unveiled yesterday has already increased survival...
North Nature Group Partners with Kew; Experts Work to Boost 'Pearl'' Butterflies
Byline: Neil McKay EXPERTS from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew are working with a North East wildlife group to try and save an endangered butterfly. There are rare colonies of the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly in the villages of...
Now Is the Time to Seek out Advice
Byline: CHRIS SIMPSON IF you want to take advantage of free face-to-face business advice, there has never been a more important time to contact Business Link. The service in the North East is here to offer established businesses and entrepreneurs...
Others Will Be Green with Envy at Our City; Aim to Be an Environmental Flagship
Byline: Adrian Pearson CITY leaders are to bid to make Newcastle Europe's green capital. Council bosses say they want to build on Tyneside's UK reputation to make the city the European Union's flagship city when it comes to all things environmentally...
Pool's Unbeaten Bandwagon Rolls On
Bournemouth ........................................ 1 Hartlepool United.................................. 2 THEIR pre-season expectations weren't made public, but it's fair to say if Hartlepool United had any, they have now been exceeded. Victory...
Proclaim Rover as a Good Race Bet; Saraband
THE EBF "Proclamation" Conditions Stakes at Hamilton represents an excellent opportunity for Doncaster Rover to return to winning ways. The five-year-old is talented enough to have claimed Listed prizes in each of the last three seasons, getting...
Regeneration Plan Drastically Reduced; Only 56 of Original 245 Homes to Go
Byline: Dave Black PLANS to demolish hundreds of homes as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme in Northumberland's biggest town look set to be radically revised because of changing circumstances. A masterplan for the redevelopment...
Relatives 'Have Role to Play in Hospital' Union Leader Says Nurses Need Help
Byline: Martha Linden ANURSES' leader has been forced to defend himself after he suggested relatives of the elderly should be encouraged to help care for their loved ones in hospital. Dr Peter Carter, head of the Royal College of Nursing, insisted...
Same Old Story for High-Flying Sahpresa
IT may have been a new-look Cambridgeshire day at Newmarket on Saturday, but it was the same old story for Sahpresa in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes. The new line-up at Headquarters featured the recently-acquired Royal Lodge Stakes alongside...
Share Tips
Sunday Telegraph SHARES in United Utilities, which provides water in the North West of England, are seen as a safe haven in the current market environment. The company issued a reassuring trading update last week when it said that in the six months...
Stand-Off in Singapore as Vettel Stretches His Lead
LEWIS Hamilton walked away from a potential dust-up with Felipe Massa following a bitter post-race showdown between the duo. On a night when Sebastian Vettel produced another faultless drive with a poleto-flag victory in the Singapore Grand Prix,...
Tait Feels Stunned as Falcons Cave In
Byline: Mark Smith London Irish 46 Newcastle Falcons 29 ALAN Tait laid into his side for their second-half shortcomings, as Newcastle Falcons' losing slump continued. Trailing 19-12 at the interval as four Jimmy Gopperth penalties kept them in touch...
Tartan Army Steal in to Defeat Bandits
SPEEDWAY Berwick Bandits.................................. 43 Edinburgh's Tartan Army.................... 50 (Fence Fund Challenge Trophy) BERWICK Bandits and a representative side going under the name of Edinburgh's Tartan Army met on Saturday at...
The Very Best in Independent Education for Girls in Durham City
DURHAM High School for Girls is a leading Independent Day School for girls aged three to 18 years. It was one of the first schools in the North East of England to take girls' education seriously and it is very proud to continue that tradition today....
They Say There's No Plan B. Well, There Should Be; after Pounds 70bn Was Wiped off the Value of the UK's Top Companies Last Week, Newcastle-Based Economist Dr Ian Shepherdson Tells STEPHEN CAPE Why He Fears the Worst as Trading Resumes This Morning
Byline: STEPHEN CAPE MORE of the same is the sobering message. The man on the street may not know the full details, but the UK economy is teetering on the edge as our neighbours using the euro currency face the threat of catastrophe. The markets...
Thinking Ahead for Its Pupils
WESTFIELD, a Gosforth based independent day school for girls, takes a well-rounded and forward thinking approach to learning and extra curricular activities. The school is never short of exciting news and activities and, vitally, impressive exam results....
Titus Perfect Example of Patience Being a Virtue Worth Holding on to - and Keeping Calm Vital Too; Titus Bramble Has Been a Footballer Long Enough to Know Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. He Tells Stuart Rayner Why Sunderland Had to Keep Calm and Carry On
TITUS Bramble knows better than most the value of patience. Bramble was playing Premier League football as a teenager and in Europe aged 20-year-old in a position - centre-back - where experience is more valuable than most. He was still 20 when...
Tynedale's Home Run Comes to an End; REGIONAL ROUND-UP
TYNEDALE suffered a first home league defeat of the SSE National One season, as Cambridge went away with a 23-15 triumph. The visitors dominated territory and possession in the opening halfhour, but it was Tynedale who were making their scraps of...
United's Famous Number Nineteen; Hat-Trick from Rejuvenated BA
Byline: Stuart Rayner FOR a man no one bar Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias seemed to want as manager nine months ago, Alan Pardew can do no wrong at the moment. In between guiding the Magpies to another win in their best start to a season since...
Villa Deflated by Own Goal
Queens Park Rangers 1 Aston Villa 1 RICHARD Dunne's last-gasp own goal helped 10-man QPR grab a deserved point from yesterday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa. The Hoops dominated play in the first period but were made to pay for their profligacy...
Walking Tall in Our History; the 75th Anniversary of the Jarrow March Takes Place Next Month. It Is an Event Remembered Today as a Proud If Glorious Failure but It Had Far-Reaching Consequences That Helped Change Britain Forever. MIKE KELLY Reports
FOR an event that has been written off as a failure, the Jarrow March has lost none of its resonance. The grainy black and white pictures of the men carrying their 'Jarrow Crusade' banners as they walked the 300 miles from the South Tyneside town to...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT RYHOPE CW'S 100% record had to end some time, and it was no great surprise that it was Stockton Town who did it. Had they not failed with a penalty, though, the Wearsiders might well have made it ten wins on the bounce....
Website Cutting out Legal Jargon
BUSINESSES will be able to soak up online legal support from a new subscription service launched in the North East. Particular.Pro is an online platform offering videos, articles and downloadable documents that provide a guide to the legal issues...
'We Owe Them a Debt We Can Never Repay' Veterans and Serving Personnel Jointly Mark Battle of Britain Anniversary
Byline: Andrew Glover HUNDREDS of North East military veterans were joined by serving forces yesterday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Troops young and old attended a service of thanksgiving at Newcastle Civic Centre before...
'When I Was Little I Wanted to Be a Rasta James Bond' NOW AND THEN
LEROY Peters is a singer and musician who lives in Stockton. Originally from St Lucia, Leroy moved to the UK with his family when he was six years old. During his teens, he studied Performing Arts at Stockton College and has since forged a successful...
Will Investors Pour Cash into Brewer's Stocks?
Byline: Iain Laing WITH market turmoil showing no signs of abating, investors around the world could be forgiven for consoling themselves with an occasional tipple - a move that could offer some comfort to owners of shares in SABMiller. The London-based...
Win Fails to Satisfy a Minority of Support
Carlisle United.................................1 Stevenage........................................0 CARLISLE United moved back into the top half of League One and to within three points of the play-off positions with only their second home win of...
X Factor Joe's College Teacher Launches Dramatic Venture
THE man who taught X Factor winner Joe McElderry all about drama has won the singer's backing for his new venture. Former Newcastle college drama teacher Steve Halliday is now aiming to coach children from primary age through to those applying for...