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 July 1, 2008

2 DAY IN 2 MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Tesco bar Zimbabwe TESCO is to stop sourcing products from Zimbabwe as the political crisis there escalates, the retailer announced last night. Tesco said it had taken the "difficult decision" to cut trade "until there is an end to the current political...
All Smiles; Life Hannah Davies Speaks to Durham Cricketer Phil Mustard and Discovers the Importance of Good Oral Health
WE'RE all used to celebrities with dazzling white smiles but they very rarely reflect the truth about our nation's teeth. Jokes across the Atlantic about the state of our teeth - thanks, Austin Powers - are commonplace and all too often have a basis...
An Expert's Guide to the Changes
HOME club professional Paul Terras (pictured) is among the field at Berwick tomorrow - and this is his guide to the four holes altered on the Goswick Links: 4TH: "It used to be a very short par five, so the club decided to make it more challenging...
Barton to Be Freed despite New Attack; Player Admits Knocking out Team Mate
Byline: Nathan Rees NEWCASTLE United midfielder Joey Barton is likely to leave jail today despite admitting attacking a former team mate. The England international - who was jailed for assault and affray in Liverpool earlier this year - was due...
BEAUTY THERAPY; Life
"PREPARE to change your entire make-up routine," says our tester who learned a new, "swirl-tap-buff technique" from the bareMinerals UK make-up artist Sarah-Jane Froom. bareMinerals is the bestselling foundation in the USA, made up of pure micronised...
Border Terrier Could Be Answer for PM
Byline: KEITH HANN CAN it really be just a year since we finally abandoned the charming, boyishly good-looking, but ultimately ineffectual Englishman, and pinned our hopes on the dour and undiplomatic Scot? I freely confess that I know as much...
Changes Are Needed to Meet Targets; in Association with RBS
Byline: SARAH GREEN THE economic slowdown should not distract politicians from taking urgent action to tackle climate change and secure the UK's future energy supply but this must be tackled in a pragmatic way. Alternative energy sources are...
Cool Response to C&W Bid
Byline: Iain Laing TELECOMS group Cable & Wireless made a pounds 329m takeover bid for Thus yesterday which was met coolly by its smaller rival. C&W has put forward a higher 180p-a-share offer after its initial 165p-a-share approach was...
Cricket: Plunkett and Mustard Hit Record Stand
ARECORD Durham eighthwicket stand between Phil Mustard and Liam Plunkett rocked Yorkshire on the second day of the LV County Championship Division One match at Headingley Carnegie. The pair piled up 143 in 34 overs to overtake the previous best...
Culture: Going Solo; He Has Written Songs for Blue and Billie Piper but Tim Daniel Now Has His Turn in the Spotlight. Daniel Thomson Talks to the Singer-Songwriter about Going It Alone
Byline: Daniel Thomson IT must be strange being on the other side of the fence. After years of working behind the scenes with singers, songwriters, and producers, Tim Daniel is now learning about life on the front line. "I've always enjoyed the...
Culture: Pupils' Work Worthy of Any Art Gallery
Byline: David Whetstone IS participation in the arts good for children? Judging by the atmosphere at Dance City yesterday the answer has to be a resounding yes. About 2,000 children from eight North East schools are exploring the cultures of...
Culture: Take a Journey to Durham's First Artists' Film Festival
Byline: Alex Carlisle JOURNEYS, the apt theme for Durham's first Artists' Film Festival, is to be held at the Gala Theatre and Cinema in Millennium Place in the winter. The two-day event, which begins on November 22, promises to be a milestone...
Deco Is First to Sign for Scolari; Chelsea Force the Price Down
CHELSEA have signed Portugal midfielder Deco from Barcelona. The talented playmaker had recently been told by the Catalan club he did not feature in their future plans and had been linked with a move to the Blues regularly in recent years. Chelsea...
Doing Justice to the Legend; Alterations Make Goswick Class Stop on Road to Open
Byline: TIM TAYLOR AGHOSTLY character with a flat cap and an old-fashioned bushy moustache is superimposed on the front of the scorecard used by all golfers who take on the glorious Goswick Links, writes TIM TAYLOR. This is James Braid, who won...
Don't Be Hard on Pupils; Some Subjects More Difficult Than Others
Byline: Jule Wilson EXAMINERS should take into account the difficulty of subjects like science and maths when marking compared to "easier" options like media studies, according to North East researchers. The research, released today by Durham...
Elk Trail Ready for Maiden Victory; in Association with Pagebat
Byline: Saraband TADCASTER trainer Tom Tate has his string in good heart at present and he looks to have found a good opportunity for Elk Trail in the Rectangle Group Handicap at Thirsk today. Surprisingly still a maiden after six races, he has...
Falconer's Skills and Profile 'Can Only Be Good News'
THE former minister tasked with bringing jobs and money to Newcastle and Gateshead has promised to do all he can to ensure business and Whitehall bureaucrats take another look at the area. Lord Falconer, a long-term friend and colleague of Tony...
Farming: 'Revise Family Labour Costs' Call
Byline: Sam Wood THE Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is urging producers to revise the value of family labour in their farm accounts to 4.43p per litre, in order to reflect the true cost of milk production. An update on a detailed...
Fearful Arts Groups Focus on Survival; Cuts Predicted for Sake of the Olympics
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent MINISTERS are being accused of following a "London-centric" policy as arts bodies prepare for an expected "comprehensive dismantling" of regional champions. Double standards at the Department...
Fight to Save Threatened Post Offices Starts Today; POST OFFICE CLOSURES 81 Premises in North on Royal Mail Target List
Byline: Paul James, Adrian Pearson and Brian Daniel THE fight to save dozens of North East post offices will be launched today after the Royal Mail confirmed that 81 will be either closed or downgraded. Campaigners have six weeks from today to...
'Golden Generation' Put to Shame; A VIEW FROM THE GALLOWGATE
Byline: PAUL DIXON Paul Dixon has been following Newcastle United for more than 35 years, 16 of which have been as a season ticket holder in the Gallowgate End at St James's Park. Each week in his column, he takes a wry look at all things football...
Grief Renewed by Killer Appeal; Girl Challenges Sentence for Murder
Byline: Paul Loraine THE teenager who killed 18-year-old mother Samantha Madgin is trying to have her jail term cut. Jordan Jobson, 15, has been granted leave by judges to appeal against the 15-year sentence she was given for stabbing Samantha...
Gun Terror for Landlord; Armed Robber Steals Weekend Takings at Pub
Byline: Dan Warburton APUB landlord was held at gunpoint by a masked raider and told he would die if he did not stuff fistfuls of cash into a plastic bag. Alder Bradford, 48, was counting the weekend's takings at 9am yesterday when a man wearing...
Health Tsars to Bring Regional Improvements; VISION FOR NHS
THE North East has been promised a health service tailored to its specific needs with high-performing hospitals handed annual bonuses of up to pounds 9m. Regional health tsars will be appointed, alongside new regional and national quality boards,...
Hughes' Backroom Team Arrive at City
Byline: Simon Stone MANCHESTER City boss Mark Hughes will learn his side's Uefa Cup fate today secure in the knowledge his long-standing coaching team has been installed at Eastlands. The Blues have confirmed Eddie Niedzwiecki and Kevin Hitchcock...
Husband and Wife Equal in Eyes of Law; GOOD ADVICE Small Business in Association with RBS
Byline: KIM FELLOWES MANY high profile cases, including the much publicised case of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have resulted in people asking exactly what can a husband and wife expect to receive by way of assets on divorce? The first...
Jobs Secured at A&P as Contract Clinched; in Association with RBS
Byline: Peter McCusker ONE of the region's leading ship repair yards has been awarded a pounds 53m Ministry of Defence contract which will help secure the future for hundreds of workers on the River Tyne. The A&P Group, based in Hebburn,...
Johnson's New Era Begins in Earnest; RUGBY UNION
Byline: ALEX LOWE MARTIN Johnson officially takes charge of England today faced with the immediate challenge of restoring the reputation of the red rose jersey, which has been tarnished both on and off the field over the last month, writes ALEX...
Lawn Tennis: Court 18 Isn't Good Enough for Angry Jankovic; Wimbledon 2008
Byline: BEN RUMSBY JELENA Jankovic crashed out of Wimbledon today with a parting shot at tournament organisers, writes BEN RUMSBY. Hampered by a knee injury, the number two seed from Serbia slumped to a 6-3 6-2 defeat to Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn...
Lawn Tennis: Strong Mind Is as Crucial as Muscles; Wimbledon 2008 Murray Passes Endurance Test
Byline: Frank Malley ANDY Murray turned to his coterie of fitness coaches after winning the match of his life, pulled back the sleeve of his shirt and tapped his bicep. It was a tribute to the muscle piled on in the last six months which had...
Magpies May Still Decide to Sack Joey
Byline: Luke Edwards JOEY Barton could be out of jail this morning but he will still be contemplating the possibility that his Newcastle United career is over after pleading guilty to a second assault charge in the space of just two months. Barton...
MPs Pledge to Back Protests; POST OFFICE CLOSURES
NEWCASTLE North MP Doug Henderson said: "I have already had representations from the Garden Village Post Office and some of their customers. And in the case of the Garden Village, I am not convinced of the reasons they have given for closure. "After...
Much to Be Proud of and Grateful for with the Nhs
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON IN July 1948 prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness were brought together under one umbrella organisation, the NHS, to create one of the most comprehensive health services in the world, but its most important feature...
O'Brien's Mount Is Market Leader; Open Field for Eclipse
Byline: THOMAS DEANE BOOKMAKERS are finding Saturday's Coral-Eclipse hard to price up after 12 horses were left in Sandown's 10-furlong feature at the confirmation stage, writes THOMAS DEANE. Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O'Brien has been saddling...
OLLY LOSES PLAY-OFF AS CLARKE AND McGINLEY MISS OUT ON BIRKDALE
Byline: MARK GARROD JOSE Maria Olazabal was knocked out of the Open Championship European qualifier at the third play-off hole at Sunningdale last night - and is now set to take another lengthy break from golf, writes MARK GARROD. Having teed...
Pledge to Put Quality at Heart of Care; VISION FOR NHS Long-Awaited Report Looks at Standards
Byline: Jane Kirby THE Government pledged to put quality at the heart of patient care yesterday as Health Minister Lord Darzi set out his vision for the NHS. His long-awaited report outlined measures to raise standards of care but also to increase...
Pounds 27m Reward for Economy-Boosting Councils; in Association with RBS
THE region's councils have been rewarded for promoting business growth with a pounds 27m government grant. This third and last annual payment from the Local Authority Business Growth Initiatives scheme is being split between the region's 25 authorities...
Pringle to Have Long, Hard Look at Shedding Hawick Jobs; in Association with RBS
LUXURY knitwear firm Pringle is considering shutting its manufacturing plant in the Scottish Borders with the loss of 80 jobs. The firm has been reviewing the viability of the Hawick site and said it had to respond to a changing and competitive...
Pupils Shine in Display of Skill; Start of Festival for Youngsters to Show Talents
Byline: Jule Wilson TALENT in all fields is being celebrated this week in the first ever national schools festival applauding the skills and abilities of children of all ages. Hundreds of the region's schools are taking part in the Shine Week,...
Reward Offered to Reduce Teen Mums; Councils Make Health Priority in Cash Deal
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent EXTRA Government funds will be handed out to hard-up North councils if they can prove they have made progress towards to a series of targets. A shake-up in the number of rules and checklists...
Southern Cross Shares Take a Big Tumble; in Association with RBS
Byline: Karen Dent HUNDREDS of millions of pounds were wiped off the value of care home giant Southern Cross yesterday when the business issued a profits warning. At one point, shares in the Darlington-based business - the UK's biggest care home...
Star Torn between His Two 'Homes'
Byline: Stuart Rayner SUNDERLAND are hoping emotional ties bring Jonny Evans back to the Stadium of Light next season if Manchester United agree to let him leave. But it seems increasingly unlikely they will get the chance to play on his affinity...
'This Is Our Livelihood They're Playing With' POST OFFICE CLOSURES
A NORTHUMBERLAND postmistress who is included on a list of branches proposed for closure last night defied a ban on speaking out to hit out at Royal Mail. Wendy Thackray is the owner of the only post office at Norham, near Berwick, one of many across...
TV Star's Plea to End Knife Violence; Ex-EastEnder in Call to Make Streets Safe
Byline: By Matt Williams and Sam Marsden A FORMER EastEnders star made an emotional plea for young people to put down their knives yesterday after her teenage brother became the latest victim of violence on Britain's streets. Popular GCSE student...
Uphill Battle to Oust Paul; Challengers Have Their Work Cut out, Insists Miller
Byline: STUART RAYNER THE head of England's cricket selectors has warned the players eyeing Paul Collingwood's Test place they will have to do something out of the ordinary to get it, writes STUART RAYNER. The futures of Collingwood and Ian Bell...
William's Costly Air Journey to Wedding; Bill for Royal Helicopter Trips over Pounds 50,000
Byline: Ben Guy AROYAL visit to a Borders wedding will cost the tax payer almost pounds 20,000, it emerged yesterday. In April The Journal reported how Prince William had landed a multi-million pound RAF Chinook helicopter in a field near Hexham...
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The Journal has teamed up with Cottage and Glendale Holiday Park to offer you the chance to win an amazing prize. If you are lucky enough to win, you will be given the use of a brand new holiday home in the stunning surroundings of Port Carlisle...
Word of Mouth Helps to Confirm Zen's Reputation; THE NEXT STEP Small Business in Association with RBS
Name of business: Zen Location: Court Lane, Durham City. Line of business: Restaurant Directo rs : Andy Gascoigne, Nigel Gadd, Deborah Gadd How long have you been established? The restaurant opened the last week in June 2006. What...
World Is Not Full of Child Abusers
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON FORGET last week's idiotic behaviour by a supermarket which covered the cake-top picture of a five-month-old baby's bare bum with a star in case it aroused child molesters. That has caused more laughter than angst. Instead,...
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