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 5, 2011

A Lucky Day for Those [...]
Byline: David Wells A lucky day for those willing to speak from the heart, to take some courage and say what their feeling rather than feeling it and hiding it away. Be outspoken Aries, surely you can just about manage that. Imagine. Switching...
Bath Win Can Have Lily in the Pink; Saraband
LILY In Pink can make a successful first foray into handicap company for trainer Jonathan Portmand at Bath. The three-year-old lines up in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Fillies' Handicap after drawing a blank in three maiden starts so far....
'Being Brought Up on Merseyside in the Sixties, the Beatles Were Everywhere. It Made You Feel like You Were at the Centre of the Universe' NOW AND THEN
NICK Holmes is managing director of Rockliffe Hall, the five-star luxury hotel, golf and spa resort near Darlington. Originally from the Wirral, Nick, 54, moved to the North East in 2008 to oversee the opening of Rockliffe Hall in 2009. His background...
BEST OF THE BLOGS; Situation at St James' Park after the Transfer Deadline
promised so much and yet delivered little. Again. Are we really surprised? we really think that we would bring through another striker to settle nerves on the terraces of SJP? Well truth be told, yes I did. Why, I hear you cry? Just because. I'm...
Black Cats Are Facing Defensive Headache
SUNDERLAND face defensive headaches ahead of their weekend meeting with title chasers Chelsea after John O'Shea was sent home from international duty with a calf injury, writes MARK DOUGLAS. Republic of Ireland star O'Shea has only just returned...
Blaydon Impressive as Derby Looms; REGIONAL ROUND-UP
Byline: MARK SMITH BLAYDON will go into Saturday''s SSE National One derby at Tynedale with a spring in their step, following their comprehensive home mauling of Cambridge. The Crow Trees triumph was Micky Ward''s first league win for the club...
Bryson Enters the Fray; Worries Grow over Planning Law Changes
Byline: Katie Davies RADICAL Government plans to shake up planning laws have been opposed by Durham University chancellor Bill Bryson. As groups such as the National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds line up against the...
Cabaye Can't Wait to Take on Barton; New Boy Relishing QPR Fixture
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE new boy Yohan Cabaye says he is revelling in the cut and thrust of the Premier League - and can't wait to take a bite out of former United midfielder Joey Barton next week. While all the focus of the last few days...
Carlisle Left in a Daze by Dons
Carlisle United 1 Milton Keynes Dons 3 MK Dons acquired their first ever three points at Brunton Park with a brand of positive, passing football which Carlisle had trouble dealing with. Cumbrians manager Greg Abbott was clear on the reasons why...
CHILD OF THE 80s
ONE of the great things about having ginger hair is that I have never been tempted to have a fashionable hairstyle that has come back to haunt me 10 years hence. I can't speak for all redheads - my position as North East spokesman of the National Gingers...
Close House Shows Itself as a Class Venue
EXAMINE the middle to back end of the scores at Close House yesterday and, if you know the golf scene local to you, feel free to hazard a guess at the names of the handful or so of players who were so annoyed with their scorecards they skipped the...
Could Alnwick Be Best Party Town? Posh and Becks Consider Castle for Son's Birthday Bash
Byline: Brian Daniel THEY'RE arguably the most famous couple in the world - and they could be heading to Northumberland. David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly lined up Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, as the venue...
County Durham Leagues
KIMBLESWORTH head into next weekend's final set of Durham Senior League fixtures with their 12 point lead over Boldon still intact following another weather-blighted programme, writes CHRIS WEST. Two hours of play were lost at Felling , and that...
Customers Continue to Desert High Street Stores
Byline: Peter McCusker CURRENT strife in the retail sector will be laid bare next week when companies including the owner of Argos and Homebase post updates. Supermarket chain Morrisons will shed light on how consumers are reacting to higher...
Dairy Holdings Disappear as Tenants Face More Challenges
Byline: Karen Dent CHALLENGES facing tenant dairy farmers have intensified over the last five years, according to the Tenant Farmers' Association (TFA). It says almost 6,000 dairy holdings have disappeared in that time, the majority of which...
Deaths
BATEY (Morpeth). Late of Cambois. On 31st August, Frederick (Fred), most treasured and beloved husband of Marjorie and the late Jean, a devoted dad and mentor to Debs and Tom, a granda and great granda, special granda and confidant to Charlene and...
Dog-Walker Knocked out in Horror Attack; Owner Can't Even Say Sorry after Pensioner Hurt in Terrifying Incident
Byline: Joanne Butcher APENSIONER was left battered and bruised after a vicious dog attack. Sheila Beattie was walking King Charles Spaniel Mitzy in Blyth, Northumberland, when they were set upon by an enormous American Bulldog. The 67-year-old,...
Dream Come True as Sarah Finds Right Recipe
Byline: Karen Dent AWOMAN who has loved baking since she was a child took the leap and turned her lifelong passion into a business when she faced the prospect of redundancy. Sarah Harper is running Sarah's Sweet Dreams cake making business from...
Dukes North East Premier League
Byline: CHRIS WEST THE frustration was palpable as yet another Saturday took a hit from the weather, and nowhere more so than at Roseworth Terrace where South North lost their joint leadership of the NEPL because of the rain. The Bulls looked...
Durham Blow Up in Semi Defeat
Byline: Stuart Rayner IN the quest for more guaranteed one-day cricket, knockout matches have become a rarity at county level. Durham should be glad, because their last win in one came three years ago. Always the bridesmaids, Somerset - runners-up...
Fa Cup/ Stl Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT BILLY Irwin was a happy man on Saturday night after guiding Dunston UTS to victory over his former club Durham City in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup. "I was delighted with the result and our performance," said Irwin,...
Farah Keeps His Cool for 5,000 Gold
Byline: Guy Aspin MO Farah struck gold in the 5,000 metres and Phillips Idowu silver in the triple jump as Britain surpassed their medal target on the last day of competition at the World Championships in Daegu. UK Athletics head coach Charles...
Fletcher: We Must Move on; Scotland's Euro 2012 Campaign Can''t Just Fizzle Out
SCOTLAND captain Darren Fletcher has urged his teammates not to allow their Euro 2012 qualification campaign to fizzle out despite the abject disappointment of their 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic. Fletcher's 82nd-minute goal looked set to...
Getting the Best out of Networking
Byline: CAROLE WHITE IN recent years, networking has become a real buzz word in the business world. In the North East, we are lucky to have many organisations that host successful networking events across the region, but how well prepared are you...
Inspirational Boy's Fundraising Success
Byline: Sarah Scott NOT even a bit of rain could dampen Cory Davison's spirit as his family held a huge fundraiser in his honour. On Saturday hundreds flocked to the Kitty Brewster pub in Blyth, Northumberland, despite the rain to lend their support...
It's Back to Square One for Quakers; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Darlington ..................................... 0 Mansfield Town ............................. 2 IT'S back to the drawing board for Darlington manager Mark Cooper after Quakers lost for the first time at home this season to a nippy Mansfield side....
Libya's Threat to Britain on Lockerbie Bomber; Consquences Dire If Megrahi Died in Jail
Byline: Daniel Bentley BRITAIN was threatened by the Gaddafi regime that there would "dire consequences" for UK-Libya relations if Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi died in his Scottish jail cell. The extent of lobbying by the Libyan government...
Lifelong Love Influenced Choices
HEXHAM-BASED chartered accountant Patricia Arnold is perfectly qualified to explain to clients how charitable donations can bring tax advantages. But she can also tell you something of the other benefits philanthropy can bring. She recalls: "Last...
Lifesaver Is Now on Call; Old Phone Box Will Be Used to House Defibrillator
Byline: Paul Tully AVILLAGE has found an unusual use for an old phone box - swapping the phone line for a lifeline. A life-saving heart defibrillator will be built into the disused red kiosk at Ovington in the Tyne Valley. When British Telecom...
McKechnie Plans to Focus on Family's New Ventures
Byline: Karen Dent THE man who founded Phileas Fogg snacks and celebrity hideaway hotel The Samling is retiring from his latest venture - but he has big plans for the future. Roger McKechnie will stand down as a director of Consett-based Tanfield...
Monday Feedback
Ithan making a mistake in a news story, then it is surely those blunders which sneak into the article which is seeking to correct the original error. And, so for the first time in its short existence, Monday Feedback holds up hands after reader Tom...
Moore Fractures Town's Resistance
Byline: Lee Ryder Gateshead 2 Alfreton Town 0 IAN Bogie has urged Chris Moore to produce "more of the same" after the Tyneside speed demon unlocked the door to three hardearned points against Alfreton Town and kept Gateshead joint top of Blue Square...
Murder Suspect Is Quizzed by Officers; Manhunt Ends after Library Staff Alert Police
Byline: Paul Tully BRITAIN'S most-wanted man Graeme Jarman was back in the North East last night being questioned by murder squad detectives. Jarman, 47, was returned to the region after a dramatic arrest in a library in Filey, North Yorkshire,...
Nadal through to Fourth Round despite Injury Scare; Tennis
DEFENDING champion Rafael Nadal survived a stern examination from David Nalbandian to reach the fourth round of the US Open with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 7-5 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium last night. There were doubts over the form and fitness of the world...
New Hope for Stroke Victims in the North; Drug Available from Today for AF Sufferers
Byline: Helen Rae NEW hope emerged for stroke victims today as a drug hailed as the biggest breakthrough in blood thinning treatments for 50 years is made available. Trial results have shown dabigatran etexilate, marketed as Pradaxa, significantly...
Northern Alliance
CARLISLE City striker Martin Shepherd shook the rainwater off the net with a late hat-trick as the league leaders opened up the second half floodgates in a 7-1 victory, writes JON TAIT. Andy Rogerson, Tom Lucock, Carl Murphy and Jamie Heath all...
Northumberland Leagues
SACRISTON became the new leaders of the NTSL when they were the only club to squeeze a victory out of another weather blighted weekend, and they now have a golden opportunity to claim their first ever title and end Swalwell's four-year domination of...
Paradise Lost in 'Notopia' an Exhibition Opening in Newcastle This Week Invites Viewers into a Weird and Wonderful World, Says BARBARA HODGSON
Byline: BARBARA HODGSON CURIOUS hybrid creatures, including men and women with animal heads, a zebra with the head of a pelican and what looks like a snake in a dress are set to raise a few eyebrows, and no doubt a few smiles, when a new exhibition...
Rain's a Pain but Durham Shine On
Byline: Mark Douglas THE official verdict was 'no result', but for Durham at least this was another small victory. Granted, the heavens opened over the Emirates Durham ICG to leave England and India frustrated in their attempts to play out the first...
Rare Eagle Rescued in the North East; Bird of Prey Found in State of Exhaustion
Byline: Brian Daniel ABIRD of prey rarely found in the English countryside has turned up in Northumberland. The white-tailed sea eagle, a bird only resident in the British isles in Scotland, was discovered in Bedlington on Friday night. It was...
Rathbands to Separate; Blinded PC Cites His Injuries as Cause of Break-Up
Byline: Kerry Wood BLINDED policeman David Rathband has moved out of the home he shares with his wife of 20 years, citing his injuries as the cause for the separation. The 43-year-old traffic officer was left blinded in both eyes when crazed...
Ruled by Regulations and Road Signs. Opinion
Byline: Peter Troy AS A nation we have become very regulated and controlled in all aspects of our lives. The large volume of rules, regulations and laws which we all live by is now accepted as normal. We live in a centralised environment which...
Scottish Conservative Aims to Disband His Party
A CONTENDER to lead the Scottish Conservatives is vowing to disband the party and split from London control if elected. Murdo Fraser, already deputy leader of the party, says the brand is "tainted" and needs to be totally overhauled if it is to...
Seizing Chance to Go Global
Byline: Peter McCusker ANORTH East consulting engineering business is eyeing new overseas opportunities as it aims to double its turnover and grow its workforce by over 50% in the next 12 months. Newcastle-based Patrick Parsons Ltd (PPL) provides...
Share Tips
Sunday Telegraph IN THE six months to June, revenues at engineering group IMI rose 12% to pounds 1.03bn and pre-tax profits added 8% to pounds 144.3m. The dividend to be paid on October 14 was 22% higher at 11p. The shares have fallen from their...
Shrewd Analysis Inspires Ridden; Champion Phil Hails Philipson's Winning Insight
Byline: Tim Taylo PHIL Ridden won The Journal Champion of Champions for the second time in three years yesterday, then issued a vote of thanks to former British Mid Amateur champion Shaun Philipson for his punditry in Saturday morning's Journal....
Soft Try Costs Falcons Dear
Byline: MARK SMITH Newcastle Falcons 9 Bath 22 NEWCASTLE Falcons' old shortcomings came back to haunt them as they started the new Aviva Premiership with a home defeat, writes MARK SMITH. Last season's lowest try-scorers were again devoid of...
Spread Your Risk and Hold Your Nerve
Byline: ANDREW MILLER MARKET volatility has been significant this year, with a tremendous spike over the past few weeks. For many investors, the focus has been on what to do at the moment to sidestep the sudden downturns. For those investors...
Still the Same Old Story for Thunder; RUGBY LEAGUE
Byline: MARK SMITH Gateshead Thunder .................. 14 Doncaster ................................. 38 THEY led at half-time for the first time all year, but Gateshead Thunder's miserable Co-operative Championship One campaign finally came to...
Success at Sussex Revives Title Bid; LV COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
BEFORE the first question could be put to Phil Mustard, he had one of his own. "How are Warwickshire getting on?" he asked, scrolling down his mobile phone for the answer. Had things gone badly at Sussex last week, he might not have cared. But...
Suspected Tax Evaders Investigated by HMRC
TAX authorities in Britain are reportedly looking into nearly 800 Swiss-based accounts held by HSBC customers to see if there is evidence of tax evasion. The Sunday Times reported that several HSBC Holdings clients had received emails recently from...
Teacher with a Real Talent for Rescuing Our Failing Colleges; with a Head for Business and Strong Sense of Determination, It Is Easy to See How Jackie Fisher Has Led the Growth and Development of Newcastle College. CHRISTOPHER KNOX Caught Up with Her
Byline: Jackie Fisher SINCE taking the reins at Newcastle College in 2000, Jackie Fisher has turned a college that was known for its ageing buildings and lack of investment into one that has become a blueprint for how a 21st century public sector...
'They Are Behaving Perfectly Rationally, You Know,' Said the Bank of England's Governor as Queues Built Up outside Northern Rock; Darling Recalls Newcastle Bank's Descent into Chaos
Byline: Adrian Pearson FORMER Chancellor Alastair Darling has revealed the behind-the-scenes Government rows started by the Northern Rock crisis. In extracts from his memoirs Mr Darling sets out his worries that Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn...
Tyneside's Eye-Opener; in the Blink of an Eye It Became One of the North East's Most Well-Known Landmarks. as We Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Architect Jim Eyre Reveals How He Came Up with the Unique Design. Mike Kelly Reports
ARCHITECT Jim Eyre sounds a modest man and admits to possessing that most English of character traits 'reserve'. But even he, as well as his colleagues at London-based Wilkinson Eyre architects, knew their entry for the international design competition...
Underdogs Close to Win; Witches Overcome Diamonds by Just One Point
Newcastle Diamonds 46 Ipswich Witches 47 N EWCASTLE Diamonds were the underdogs for last night's Premier League home match against Ipswich Witches, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELl. The Tyneside outfit were without Rene Bach, who was on international duty...
Warning to Osborne on Airport Taxes; Fears over Fresh Rise in Charges
Byline: Rob Pattinson NORTH East transport chiefs have warned the Government against raising a harmful tax to plug a hole in public finances. Fears have emerged that the Treasury might look to raise Air Passenger Duty (APD) because falling passenger...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT PETERLEE Town missed two penalties but still beat Gateshead Leam Rangers, whose only goal came from the spot. David Laight was twice on target from open play in the first half before Lee Turnbull showed Peterlee how to take...
We Can't Lose a Decade of Social Progress, Says TUC
Byline: John Hill THE high level of unemployment among women could rise even further due to the continuing cuts to the UK's public sector. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics last month indicated that the number of women out...
We Mended a Theatre - but Their Lives Had Changed Forever; Columnist
Byline: Tom Gutteridge THE messenger's bike was chained to a green lamp-post. Red, white and blue plastic roses and an American flag stuck into the grey dust on its handlebars, it stood waiting patiently for its owner to return. He never did. ...
Women Will Bear Brunt of the Cuts
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN IT'S a long time since women's wages were considered "pin money". With the news last week that gender inequality remains intractable, the position of women in the economy is more severely threatened by the Government's spending...
Wright Exudes Confidence for Pool
Hartlepool United................................. 2 Exeter City............................................ 0 SIX games without defeat, things are looking up for Hartlepool United this season. The same could be said for Stephen Wright. Without...