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 October 22, 2013

Baby Birds in the Pink
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@trinitymirror.com ABUMPER brood of handreared Chilean flamingo chicks are keeping staff and volunteers busy at a North East nature reserve. Following last year's pioneering project at the WWT Washington...
Brown Finally Poised for Comeback; Brown Could Be Everything Poyet Needs in Firght for Survival
GUS Poyet is ready to hand Wes Brown his first Premier League start for 22 months as he seeks a quick fix to Sunderland's problems before the Wear-Tyne derby. Brown made it through 90 minutes for the under-21 side on Saturday as they drew 2-2 with...
Cable's Pay Promise as Tories Pitch for North Voters
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk VINCE Cable has told the North East not to trust the Conservatives on pay. The business secretary yesterday said he was "surprised" to hear a new Tory group set...
Careful What You Wish for; Views of the North
THE Journal has had many letters praising ever more European integration. Superstate Europe is an ideology, it's not a free trade agreement, it was never intended to be. It is not a rosy, cuddly ideal. It is a plan devised six decades ago to...
Chance to Shine for Fringe Boys - Cooper
HARTLEPOOL boss Colin Cooper has called for his fringe men to take the opportunity presented by Jack Compton's suspension with both hands. Cooper revealed that Compton had apologised to the squad for being sent off during the defeat of Plymouth,...
City Airport Announces Daily Flights to Brussels
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk AIRPORT bosses will today unveil a double daily service to the heart of European power in Brussels. Bmi will operate the direct link from Newcastle International Airport to Brussels...
Collaboration Is the Key to Export Success for MSBs
Byline: JOHN HUDDLESTONE EXPORTS again, I hear you cry! But alongside skills and infrastructure investment, CBI members feel boosting exports is a key area to focus on to secure sustainable economic growth in the long term for the UK. As an essential...
Coloccini Returns to Argentina to Recover; Coloccini Goes Back Home to Recover
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk FABRICIO Coloccini is back in Argentina as he recovers from his groin injury. The United skipper has been granted permission by the club to return to his homeland, prompting...
Columnist
Byline: KEITH HANN LIKE every child of the 1950s, I simply loathe waste. The Hann household is enlivened by regular inquisitions into why we cannot make greater efforts to close windows and doors, turn down thermostats and pull on more woolly...
Council's Renewal Vision Is Gathering Pace
AMBITIOUS plans for regeneration in South Tyneside are gathering pace, with impressive renewal projects reaching completion - and much more to come. A stunning new park is now complete on the Riverside at South Shields, creating a new landmark to greet...
Czech out Gateshead's Top Prospect Teen Lacina
Byline: with MARK SMITH GATESHEAD College student Jiri Lacina is jetting out on international duty this week, lining up for the Czech Republic's Under-19s side in a tournament in Portugal. Facing Georgia first up, and two further games depending...
Desert Command Can Handle Weight for Lingfield Test
DESERT Command may be up to defying top weight in the Catlin Howard Global Handicap at Lingfield. Andrew Balding's three-year-old only has one win to his name but it came over this course and distance of six furlongs. On his next visit to Lingfield...
Devilishly Dramatic Looks; Get into the Glamorous Halloween Spirit Via Your Make-Up Bag. Lisa Haynes Reveals How to Pull off Some Wicked Beauty
DON'T hide your face behind a mask this Halloween. Embrace fright night and tap into the dark side. Engage with your inner vamp for the sultry gothic look: think smoky eyes, plum lips, porcelain skin and blackened nails. You should be going for...
Exhibition Will Mark City's Coming of Age
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk SUNDERLAND'S coming of age is being celebrated in an exhibition to mark 21 years of city status - and residents born the year of the changeover are being invited to join the party....
Export Data Needs Refining
Byline: NEIL WARWICK UK Trade and Investment's second National Export Week for the year is coming up in early November. In the North East, there is a joint venture between RTC (North), Nepic and the Chamber of Commerce to increase exports and,...
Fireman's Bid to Clean Up as Chimney Sweep; SAFETY
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk ARETAINED firefighter from County Durham has launched a new business to meet growing demand for traditional chimney sweeps. Simon Wilkinson, of Sedgefield, has founded the Complete Sweep and offers...
Funding Cuts Threaten Future of Castle Again
Byline: Liz Walker Reporter liz.walker@trinitymirror.com THE FUTURE of a popular outdoor education centre has been thrown into doubt for a second time after a council announced it is to sever all links. For almost 60 years, Northumberland County...
Fury by Name, Fury by Nature for Falcons Star
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE Falcons' scrumhalf Warren Fury has lived up his name, declaring himself annoyed and ready for revenge after his side's bonus-point loss in France last weekend. Beaten 23-16...
'Gagging Bill' Could Be a Major Problem for Charity; OPINION
Byline: Sally Young YOU might have recently read letters or articles about the 'Gagging Bill' and wondered what this was all about. To give it its full name, it's the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration...
GB Team Focused on Medal Success; SWIMMING
OLYMPIC 200 metres breaststroke silver medallist Michael Jamieson and World Championship bronze medallist Fran Halsall will spearhead a 12-strong Great Britain team at the European Short-Course (25 metres) Championships in Denmark in December. Halsall,...
Graduate Helps Games Firm on PS1m Contract; GAMING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East company has secured a PS1m contract to produce a series of interactive games that will take pride of place in an impressive Middle-East development. Newcastle based Engineering Creatives,...
Groundbreaking Work Improves Care; SOUTH TYNESIDE REVITALISATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SPONSORED BY SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
EACH day, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust staff have around 5,000 patient contacts, both in hospital in South Tyneside and in the community in South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland. Despite the volume of patient activity and the need for emphasis...
Hedge Funds Circling Troubled Co-Op Bank; BANKING
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Co-operative Bank looks set to fall into the hands of US hedge funds and other big institutions after they tore up the embattled lender's PS1.5 billion rescue plan. The Co-operative Group had...
Help for Fickle Follicles; Our Method ... Has the Potential to Actually Grow New Follicles Using a Patient's Own Cells
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk BALDNESS could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a pioneering technique developed with the help of scientists in the North East. Researchers at Durham University joined forces with...
Kavanagh Calls for Blues to Start Up Another Run
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief sportswriter mark.douglas@trinitymirror.com GRAHAM Kavanagh is delighted that his players are hurting after the new Carlisle manager's unbeaten start came to a halt against Oldham. Kavanagh's five-match run was ended...
Licence Plan to Tackle Horse Grazing Problem
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter Brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk COUNCIL bosses are to provide two horse sites in a coastal town in a bid to tackle unauthorised grazing. Northumberland County Council has announced plans to provide authorised...
Marketing Magic across South Tyneside and Beyond
DELIVERING a return on their customer's marketing investment - that's MarketinWand's mission, and that is what they do best. Judging by the steady growth of their customer base this is exactly what they achieve. Based in South Tyneside's Quadrus...
Mowbray Sacked by Struggling Boro after Poor Start
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk TONY Mowbray has been sacked by Middlesbrough after the club's disappointing start to the Championship season. Mowbray was informed on Monday morning of the decision, which...
Music Conference Draws Top Figures to Region; MUSIC
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk AHUGE music business conference featuring some of the biggest names in the industry is to held at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead next month. On November 7, over 300 people working...
New Events Schedule Means More Business Opportunities
FIRMS in South Tyneside are being urged to get together to boost trade within South Tyneside by joining the South Tyneside Business Forum, an independent organization run by, and for, members of the local business community. South Tyneside Business...
'No Defence of Teaching for Free', Say Union Officials
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@trinitymirror.com ANORTH East university has come under fire after it emerged unpaid volunteers were set to teach extracurricular classes. Durham University said the sessions in its theology...
Our Local Hospitals Also Need Vital Donations from the General Public
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON IN the last two weeks my husband and I have each received letters from Great Ormond Street Hospital asking for financial support and I have seen several adverts for Great Ormond Street on my local television. Last week,...
Poll Shows a Red Line on the Green Belt; Nothing Divides People like Green Belt Building. but as Our Exclusive Poll Show, Developers Might Need to Look for a Better Selling Point
GREEN belt housing is opposed in the North East even if it meets the need for more affordable housing, an exclusive Journal poll has revealed. While many back the need to grow the economy through construction, far fewer think it should come at the...
Port Connects North East with the World; SOUTH TYNESIDE REVITALISATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- SPONSORED BY SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
THE Port of Tyne is officially the UK's fastest growing major deep sea port - a vital trading gateway to five continents. These days 95% of all goods coming in and out of the country are transported by ship - everything from parts for manufacturing...
Race Hate Killer Admits Murder and Bombings
Byline: Margaret Davis AUKRAINIAN student with a hatred of "non-whites" has admitted murdering an 82-year-old man and plotting to cause explosions near mosques. Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, a postgraduate student from Dnipropetrovsk, in Ukraine, yesterday...
Records' Return Fills the Gap in Society's Archives
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk ASOCIETY marking its 200th anniversary is celebrating after retrieving a lost threeyear gap in its history. The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is delighted...
Robson Happy He Can Now Sit out the Chases; Joining the Cast of Strike Back Has Taken Robson Green from His Beloved Northumberland to the Wilds of Hungary. He Talks to Sophie Herdman about Trying to Keep Fit as He Nears 50 and Being a Country Bumpkin
ROBSON Green is taking a break on the set of MI6 action series Strike Back in Budapest when he confides that it was "pretty intimidating" to meet his two Hulk-like costars, Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, for the first time. "They're hyper-fit...
Serena's as Determined as Ever - and Dominant
SERENA Williams warned her rivals she is ready to take her game to a new level as she prepared to begin her campaign for an 11th title of an extraordinary year. At 32, the American is more dominant than at any stage of her career, having won more...
Sky's the Limit for AMBITIOUSALNWICK
RFU president Bob Reeves has offi-cially opened the new clubhouse redevelopment at Alnwick RFC, after a year of fundraising was capped off by a sponsored skydive. Penny Stewart, chair of the club's fundraising committee said: "We have worked hard...
South Tyneside, Home of SMH Products; SOUTH TYNESIDE REVITALISATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- SPONSORED BY SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
SMH products proved to be a safe bet when it scooped the top prize at the 2013 Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards. The company, which makes safety and decontamination protection equipment for workers in a range of hazardous environments, won the award...
Star Baker's on a Roll Now as His Tour Comes to City Hall; as the Great British Bake off Reaches Its Grand Finale, Paul Hollywood Is Going Live. DAVID WHETSTONE Talked to the Celebrity Baker about His Stage Show
THE Beatles, Dire Straits, Lindisfarne, Springsteen, Clapton, Dylan... all have sent Newcastle City Hall audiences away bathed in the sweat and euphoria of a great gig. And now comes... Paul Hollywood, a man more likely to send people away with...
Subdued Start to the Week for FTSE 100 Index; FTSE 100
Byline: STEVEN KEPPIE Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 Index made a subdued start to the week as investors awaited company and economic news due out later in the week. Following the deal by American politicians to lift the debt ceiling last week,...
Such a Great Place to Do Business; SOUTH TYNESIDE REVITALISATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- SPONSORED BY SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
THERE'S never been a better time to do business in South Tyneside - that's the message from the borough's Council Leader, Councillor Iain Malcolm. With a highly skilled workforce, a strong supply chain and superb transport links, as well as a compelling...
Superstar of Football Will Miss the Finals
ONE of football's superstars will miss out on the World Cup next year after Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal side were drawn against Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden in the European play-offs for next year's finals. Portugal versus Sweden is the pick of...
TEDCO Business Support - It's All in the Name; SOUTH TYNESIDE REVITALISATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- SPONSORED BY SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
TEDCO, the South Tyneside enterprise agency which helps people across the region get ready for business has relaunched with a new name, TEDCO Business Support Ltd. Specifically chosen to highlight how important business support is for sustained...
Theatre Award Not Borrowed but for Keeps
Byline: David Whetstone Arts & Entertainment Editor david.whetstone@trinitymirror.com THEY staged The Borrowers and now Northern Stage have something they don't have to give back - a top theatre award. It will, however, have to be shared....
Training Provider Honours Region's Top Talent; SKILLS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE region's finest building services engineering apprentices will be rewarded for their talents and hard work tomorrow. Eight students from around the North East will turn out at the Ramside...
Triple Killer Gets 40 Years in Jail
Byline: David Lucas AKILLER has been jailed for a third time after the murder of a pensioner who was stabbed when he went to help his convicted paedophile neighbour who was being robbed. Ian McLoughlin, 55, was given life with a minimum of 40...
Turn to the Dark Side; Take Your Wardrobe into the Twilight Zone. Lisa Haynes Reveals How to Do Halloween Fashion without Any of the Costume Dramas
Byline: Lisa Haynes NO NEED to trawl the fancy dress shops for a Halloween look this year. The high street is full of devilishly dark pieces to work a convincing gothic vibe. Bring on the dramatics with floaty fabrics that billow in the wind...
Wenger Is Challenging Gunners to Maintain Momentum
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to improve on Jack Wilshere's wonder goal as they look to close in on qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with a win over Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners moved clear at the...
Zara Backs Foundation Nearly 20 Years On
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter Helen Rae helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk STUDENT Zara Albright this year celebrated her 21st birthday and has a positive future to look forward to. Yet it has not always been as optimistic for the young woman who was...