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 June 24, 2013

40 Lives at Risk in Causeway Coach; Shock as Tour Driver Defies Flooding Tide
Byline: Brian Daniel and Helen Rae? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk SAFETY experts have hit out after a coach carrying around 40 people tried to cross the Holy Island causeway while it was under several foot of water. The incident...
Adams Is Gunning for Job at Emirates; Ex-Captain Is Keen to Help
Byline: Mark Bryans FORMER Arsenal captain Tony Adams has offered his services to the club and has said he will do anything to improve their chances of success - including working with the board to identify an eventual successor for Arsene Wenger....
Adrenaline on the Ice; Ross Tomlinson Is Owner and Managing Director of Tomlinson Joinery and Building Services. He Tells FRANCESCA CRAGGS about His Main Passion outside Work - Watching and Playing Ice-Hockey
pair. The brothers currently play for recreational ice hockey team The Tyneside Jesters, along with their father, Dave, 52. Ross said: "There are very few ice rinks in this part of country so people come from all over to play at Whitley Bay. The...
A Lifetime at Sea
I'VE never been comfortable with interviews talking about me," says Mr Parkinson, as we sit down to talk. "It has always felt a little bit uncomfortable to be seen as the leading face of the company, when I know that it is the collective effort...
A Real GB Team Effort Delights Eriksson; THE EVENT: European Team Championships
Byline: Stuart Rayner the International Stadium THERE were a disappointing number of empty seats on day one and yesterday's weather was terrible, but Peter Eriksson gave Gateshead a ringing endorsement as he left the stadium for the final time as...
A View from the Gallowgate
Byline: Paul Dixon BEAUTIFUL silence! Parents who have hosted children's birthday parties will recognise that glorious feeling following the departure of the last little treasure. You survey the devastation but savour that lack of brain-scrambling...
Award Entry a Great Opportunity for Young Film Makers
SUBMISSIONS from young film makers are again sought in the name of a great supporter of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. The Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker returns in 2013, with entries being welcomed until the end of July....
A Weekend to Herald a Truly Special Summer
THE eyes of the world were on the North East at the weekend as the region played host to Royalty, Olympic champions, pop superstars and the first - and probably last - ever musical piece to be played on foghorns. Photographs of Princes William and...
Battling Bandits Tame the Tigers; SPEEDWAY
Byline: LAWRENCE HEPPELL Glasgow Tigers............................. 44 Berwick Bandits ........................... 46 PATCHED-UP Berwick Bandits made it two wins out of two at the weekend with a hard-fought victory in Glasgow, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL....
Bleak Youth Job Stats; New Figures Have Raised New Concerns about the State of the Education System in the North East. NICOLA WEATHERALL Reports
FEWER school leavers in the North East stay on in education, start apprenticeships or get a job than anywhere else in the country, new figures show. The statistics from the Department for Education are the latest figures to heighten concerns about...
Busy Year as Landlord Bucks Building Trend; HOUSING
Byline: Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SOCIAL landlord Isos Housing has bucked the national trend of record low housebuilding by delivering a programme worth around PS22m in the last financial year, building a total of...
Castles, Coasts and a Thriving Culture - There's All That and More on the Doorstep
Byline: HILTON DAWSON THE Americans are here. For a long weekend - between Edinburgh and London. They're from Maine. We've been there twice, a vast north east state of indented coastline, forests and lakes, wilderness stretching all the way to the...
Chancellor Bottom of the Class; KEVIN ROWAN
THE Chancellor's report card continues to show 'must try harder'. This week it has been confirmed that government borrowing for 2012-13 was slightly up on the previous year; a big 'F' for the toxic Mr Osborne, especially as the hapless chancellor...
Diana, Queen of Style; Royal Style Took on a New Meaning with the Arrival of Princess Diana. as Some of Her Dresses Go on Display at Kensington Palace Marion McMullen Looks Back at Di's Most Iconic Frocks
Byline: Marion McMullen BRITISH fashion was the talk of the world when Princess Diana showcased the latest designs each time she attended a public event. Her trademark hairstyle, her dresses and even the tights she wore were copied by women around...
Dodging Potholes Is Bad for Visitors and My Car Wheels Too; Columnist
Byline: Tom Gutteridge THIRTY FIVE years ago I was in India, driving in a camper van on a dusty road, which had been confidently marked on the map as a motorway. It was called National Highway 7 and ran for 1,300 miles to Calcutta. The camper...
Durham Cricket League
IN the opening games of the double weekend, Durham League leaders Esh Winning crashed to their first defeat of the season, writes CHRIS WEST. Their loss came against one of their closest rivals in a thrilling match which went down to the very last...
Electronics-Maker Staff to Rise by 50%; MANUFACTURING
Byline: Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk AN electronics manufacturing company has announced expansion plans that will increase its workforce by 50% through Government support. Sunderland-based Connor Solutions Ltd has...
Energy Experts Reveal Results of Pioneering Project
ENERGY industry experts, academics and regulators gathered at Newcastle's Centre for Life to hear the latest on efforts to create a "smart" electricity network. More than 60 people attended the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project's regional...
England Denied a Place in History; One-Day Glory Proves Elusive
ENGLAND allowed an overdue piece of history to slip from their grasp as India instead won the Champions Trophy final by five runs at Edgbaston. The hosts, still without a one-day international global tournament win after 38 years of trying and 17...
Ex Bosses Set to Avoid Refund to Co-Op Bank
Byline: BANKS Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Co-operative Group is unlikely to be able to claw back money from former bosses despite uncovering a PS1.5bn hole in its bank's balance sheet, according to a report. ...
Federer: Murray Is My Big Threat; TENNIS
IT was not just an impatient Britain which thought it was Andy Murray's time to win Wimbledon 12 months ago - his final opponent Roger Federer did too. Now Federer believes Murray poses the greatest threat of any rival as the grass-court grand slam...
Final Monitor Farm Meeting to Review Success of Project; PROJECT
Byline: Aranda Rahbarkouhi? 0191 201 6136 ? aranda.rahbarkouhi@ncjmedia.co.uk EXPERTS who have worked with the Northumberland livestock Monitor Farm will be reviewing the difference the three-year project has made as it comes to a conclusion next...
Gatland Facing Anxious Wait on O'Connell
THE British and Irish Lions are sweating on the fitness of arguably their most influential forward. Former Lions captain Paul O'Connell is nursing an arm injury, the Lions saying he continues to be "treated and assessed". The 85 times-capped...
Hearts Star Set to Take Pay Cut
HEARTS manager Gary Locke expects Jamie Hamill to accept a pay cut to stay at the administration-hit club. The right-back is set to follow Jamie MacDonald and Ryan Stevenson in agreeing a reduction in salary to help the club survive a cashflow crisis....
Hill Are Climbing after a Fine Win; NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE
BENWELL Hill leapt into second place and title contention with one of their most impressive performances of the season. At the opposite end of the spectrum Gateshead Fell gained a much-needed victory to give themselves renewed hope of survival....
Historic Restored Lifeboat Is Home; Half Century since Heroic Tragedy
THE lifeboat at the centre of a maritime disaster that claimed nine lives made a 1 poignant return to its home port more than half a century after the tragedy. RNLI lifeboats from Sunderland, Tynemouth and Hartlepool provided a guard of honour as...
Homeless Are Squeezed at End of Queue; Benefit Changes Cut Supply of Rooms
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent? 0191 201 6286 ? adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE head of the North East's biggest homeless charity has revealed the Government's bedroom tax is even effecting those who sleep on the streets....
Kilty Keen to Quickly Move On
Byline: Stuart Rayner RICHARD Kilty was proud to represent Great Britain in front of his home crowd this weekend, but the Gateshead Harrier accepts he will have to leave the North East to further his career. Kilty finished sixth in the 100m at...
Life Is a Breeze for Victorious Porteous
Byline: Tim Taylor ? (0191) 389 3120 ? timtaylor@the-write-stuff.org THERE were only two years in age between the players contesting the 36-hole final of The Amateur Championship, but in vile conditions it was man against boy and Northumberland's...
McLeod Celebrates a Great Win
GATEASHEAD has been making great play of its athletics heritage recently, so it was fitting his year's Great North 10k was won by a man called McLeod. Ryan McLeod, son of Mike - winner of the first two Great North Runs - crossed the line four seconds...
Messila Ready to Star at Windsor
Byline: Saraband WITH all the Royal Ascot finery firmly back in the wardrobe for next year, it is back to more mundane action today. Jeremy Noseda could not manage a winner on the board at the big meeting but his Messila Star merits serious respect...
Minnikin Backs Lee to Be Qualified Success
Byline: Tim Taylor RICKY Lee, The Journal Champion of Champions, is being tipped by Northumberland captain Andrew Minnikin to make it through today's regional qualifying for The Open Championship. Qualifying is being staged for the first time...
New Captain Parling Is a Father Figure; THE MATCH: Australia 21 British & Irish Lions 23
Byline: Andrew Baldock FORMER Newcastle Falcons lock Geoff Parling admits he has experienced a "quite surreal" few days following the birth of his daughter and then being named British and Irish Lions captain. Parling will lead the tourists against...
North in Control in Minor Counties Clash
NORTHUMBERLAND dominated with bat and ball to finish in a strong position after the first day of their Minor Counties Championship match at Buckinghamshire, writes JEFF BOWRON. After winning the toss and inserting the hosts, Northumberland exploited...
Northumberland Leagues
IT wasn't a day for the bowlers in the Wellstream NTSL as batsmen smashed the ball to all parts . Three matches featured team totals in excess of 300 and four centuries to savour. Unsurprisingly, the most emphatic victory came from Swalwell, who...
Not a Royal Wedding ...but Close Enough; William and Harry at High Society Event
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk HIGH society came North at the weekend as Alnwick hosted the wedding of the year. Princes William and Harry were among those thrilling the crowds at the wedding of the Duke and...
Ocado Offers a 'Green' Shopping Alternative; SHARE WATCH
Byline: Anthony Peart THE grocery market hardly seems the most exciting business to be in. To most customers, mentioning grocery shopping creates an image of brown paper bags and a one-man fruit and vegetable shop. However, the grocery market covers...
Pick of the Week; Where To
EAT Enjoy an intimate four-course meal prepared and served in front of you by one of Blackfriars restaurant's top chefs in its private workshop. The event, on Saturday June 29, costs PS45 per person, for 6-10 guests, from 7pm. Tel: 0191 261 5945. ...
Rising Sons of Newcastle; This Week in 1964, the Animals's House of the Rising Sun Quietly Entered the UK Singles Chart at Number 31. DAVE MORTON Looks Back at a Record - and Band - Which Would Make Musical History
IT'S the arpeggio favoured by all budding players, the six-string jangling guitar figure that's ubiquitous in music shops the world over. House Of The Rising Sun entered the UK singles chart one year short of a half-century ago. Released by Geordie...
Scots Troupe Return with a Classic Comedy Opera; A Swashbuckling Comedy Brings Scottish Opera Back to Tyneside. DAVID WHETSTONE Talks to Singer Rosie Aldridge
SCOTTISH Opera were annual visitors to Newcastle Theatre Royal for 30 years until 1997 when their regular slot was taken by Opera North, based in Leeds. The Glasgow-based company built up a large and loyal following before Arts Council England decided...
Six Injured in Gas Blast; Engineers Investigate the Cause
Byline: Sonia Sharma? 0776 807 0489 ? sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk FAMILIES have told of their shock after six people were hurt in a gas explosion. The incident happened at a semi-detached house in Regent Road, Jarrow, South Tyneside, just before...
Snowdon Seeks Help of Ecuador; WikiLeaks Helps with Refuge Bid
Byline: Rob Phillips? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk INTELLIGENCE fugitive Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret surveillance operations in the UK and US, is to seek asylum in Ecuador, the South American country's foreign minister...
Solicitor Pitches in for Africa; GIVING BACK
ANORTH East solicitor is hoping to give children in West Africa a new goal in life. Aidan Loy, associate with BHP Law, is travelling to Swedru in Ghana to deliver a set of football shirts donated by the firm. He will visit the Frankeve Human Development...
Tablets and Phones Key to Robust Profits
Byline: FORECASTS Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk FULL-year figures from mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse and transport giant Stagecoach are among this week's corporate highlights, alongside an expected return to...
Taxi Drivers Plan a Station Rank Boycott; Passenger Numbers Cause Alarm
Byline: Katie Davies? 0191 201 6346 ? katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk TAXI drivers who claim Central Station improvements have crippled trade say they will boycott Newcastle's new parking rank. Since the building's historic portico was closed off,...
Thousands Share Finish with Mo
Byline: Katie Davies? 0191 201 6346 ? katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk THOUSANDS of runners took to the track for a stadium finish at one of the region's largest races. Fun-runners joined more serious athletes in the Gateshead Bupa Great North 10K. ...
Tragedy Mars Last Day of Meeting; WEEKEND ROUND-UP
LETHAL Force was the toast of Royal Ascot as he claimed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, but the final day of the meeting was marred by the death of Hardwicke Stakes hero Thomas Chippendale. In a week which saw Lady Cecil land an emotional inaugural...
Transport Funds Snub Warning; London Gets 520 Times the Cash per Head
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent? 0191 201 6286 ? adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk GEORGE Osborne must not miss the chance to correct a transport funding snub in this week's Government Spending Review, a think tank warns. The...
TV Choice
TODAY AT WIMBLEDON BBC2, 8pm The eagerly anticipated third Grand Slam of the year got under way today at the All England Club and there's a look back at the talking points in the opening men's and ladies' first-round singles matches. Defending men's...
Verbal Volleys Fly between Top Two
Byline: Eleanor Crooks SERENA Williams thought she had put the lid on the prospect of a Wimbledon feud with Maria Sharapova when they held face-to-face talks at the pre-tournament party. However, Williams was driven to publicly repeat an apology...
Victory Just the Tonic on Difficult Day; THE MATCH:Durham V Hampshire, YB40 Group B
Byline: Steve Brown at the Emirates Durham ICG ON Saturday, news filtered through to the Emirates ICG that Geoff Cook's condition had improved. His side, Jon Lewis insists, are "getting better" too. Having returned at Hampshire Royals' expense...
Well, That Was Quite a Blast; Who Would Have Thought of Creating a Requiem for Foghorn and Ships? DAVID WHETSTONE Witnesses a World First on (and off) South Tyneside
AN audio-visual attraction involving 50 seagoing vessels, three brass bands and a foghorn was never going to be all plain sailing. But Foghorn Requiem was deemed a triumph as thousands lined the grassy cliffs at Whitburn, South Tyneside, on Saturday...
You Can Escape the Nightmare of Alcoholism - I Did; Former Addict to Launch His Own Charity
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk AREFORMED alcoholic who turned his life around eight years ago following a brush with death is launching his own charity to help others who are addicted to drink. David Tinlin, 52,...