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 August 19, 2008

2 DAY IN 2 MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Magpie mirror images MAGPIES can recognise themselves in a mirror, scientists have shown. It is the first time evidence of self-recognition has been seen in a non-mammal. Until relatively recently, humans were thought to be uniquely self-aware....
Airline Could Quit Tees Valley for Newcastle; Newcastle Also Says Times Challenging
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent ANORTH East airport could lose holiday routes as airlines consider changes to their fleets. As the economy continues to slow down, Flyglobespan has started a review of all flights out of Durham...
Animal Fee Plan Is Met with Outrage on Farms; Far Ming
Byline: Sam Wood ANORTH farming leader has criticised a Defra plan to charge a fee on every animal to help cover health costs. The plan came to light last week and if it became reality it would mean livestock farmers have to pay a fee for every...
Appeal Launched to Save Region's Vital Grasslands; in Association with Environment Agency
SOME of the region's wildlife-rich fields are in danger of being lost forever. Over the past 60 years, a staggering 97% of Britain's wildflower grasslands and meadows have been destroyed. One in five of the nation's wild plants are on the verge...
Article Helps Land Deal for Business Partnership; in Association with RBS
Byline: Iain Laing AVENTURE which helps entrepreneurs value and market their businesses has signed its first major contract just weeks after setting up in the region. In March, the Business Partnership, opened its first regional office in Low...
Beckham Tells of Stab Horror; England Player Backs Campaign
Byline: Chris Greenwood ENGLAND footballer David Beckham revealed yesterday how a vicious knife attack shook his childhood. The former England captain said he was just 13 when the brother of one of his best friends was stabbed in the back after...
Be Organised If Results Don't Live Up to Hopes; Gap Year Is Chance to Impress
MANY sixth-form students last week celebrated the grades they needed to secure a much-wanted place at university. But some were reeling with the disappointment of failing to get the A-level results they hoped for. Luckily there is advice available...
Big Green Seaside Day Encourages Sustainable Living; in Association with Environment Agency
GOING green is also being made a whole lot of fun at North Tyneside's first ever Green Festival - the Big Green Seaside Day. The event at Whitley Bay Metro Station on August 30 will showcase sustainable living against a green-themed entertainment...
Book Will Help Float Invento R's Big Idea; in Association with RBS
Byline: Christopher Knox AUNIVERSITY lecturer hopes to get his waterproof rucksack business off the ground after publishing a book about the rugged country pursuit of swimhiking. Peter Hayes, of Durham, has just written the book Swimhiking in...
Borough Striving for Fair Trade Recognition; in Association with Environment Agency
NORTH Tyneside Council has backed plans to work for recognition as a 'Fairtrade Borough' - and now it is urging businesses to support the campaign. All they need to do is log onto the Tyne Town website - http://www.tynetown.co.uk - produced by North...
Carterbar Makes Second Acquisition within Months; in Association with RBS
Byline: Iain Laing AFINANCIAL advice company has made its second acquisition within months and promises more purchases are on the way. Billingham-based Carterbar has just bought Chopwell firm Graeme Watson Independent Financial Advisers, which...
Charismatic Neighbour Is Giving Us a Warning about Our Environment; in Association with Environment Agency
CUTE but endangered mammals are being given a helping hand on Tyneside. A project is under way to increase numbers of water voles in North Tyneside by improving their habitats. The water vole is one of the UK's best-loved but also endangered...
Children Saved from Perverts by Smashing of Abuse Ring; Indeterminate Jail Term for the 'Librarian'
Byline: Rod Minchin FIFTEEN British children were saved from the clutches of paedophiles after an investigation into an internet child abuse ring snared a North East-based kingpin, it emerged yesterday. The worldwide network was infiltrated by...
City Pupils Go from Strength to Strength
Byline: Kim Carmichael Dan Warburton ANEWCASTLE school is celebrating a set of remarkable Alevel results. It was only two years ago that All Saints College in West Denton sent its first student to university - now 25 are going. College principal...
College Staff Facing Sack over Contract; Lecturers to Sign 'Inferior' New Deal or Go
Byline: Chris Robinson LECTURERS have been threatened with the sack if they fail to sign up to a new 'inferior' contract, it was revealed last night. Bishop Auckland College issued the ultimatum to its employees as education staff, unaware of...
Council Leads the Way with Specialist Team to Safeguard the Future; in Association with Environment Agency
A PACKAGE of innovative projects is helping North Tyneside council to lead the way in sustainable development and protecting the borough and global environment for future generations. The council, which recently launched its 5-50-500 environmental...
Cricket: Phantoms Spirited out by Joseph
ROBBIE Joseph took five wickets for 13 runs off eight overs - the best of his career in Pro40 - as Kent thrashed Derbyshire by nine wickets at Canterbury in Division Two. Derbyshire were skittled for 60, the lowest score they have ever posted in...
Cricket: PIETERSEN PROMOTES SHAH UP THE ORDER
KEVIN Pietersen's first decision in his new role as captain of England's senior sides has been to promote Owais Shah to number three in the one-day team's batting order. Since being appointed captain just before the final Test against South Africa,...
Cricket: Smith Sounds a Title Charge; Durham's In-Form Batsman Relishes the Big Run-In
Byline: STUART RAYNER AT a time of the season when some would be tempted to talk down the importance of matches, Durham's Will Smith is refusing to hide the magnitude of today's floodlit Pro40 League Division One match against leaders Nottinghamshire,...
Culture: Jill's Surviving Milligan; New Mum Jill Halfpenny Is Combining Motherhood with a Full-Time Theatre Schedule North of the Border. Sam Wonfor Finds out How She's Surviving Hot Ticket
Byline: Sam Wonfor AS I wait to meet up with Jill Halfpenny in the foyer of Edinburgh's famous Assembly Rooms, I try to remember what I was doing when my now year-old son was 14 weeks old. I know I was still wholeheartedly congratulating myself...
Cuts in Costs Safeguard Swimming Pool's Future; in Association with Environment Agency
GREEN support services company eaga has helped a North-East swimming pool cut its energy costs and safeguard its future by installing solar heating panels. Thanks to Newcastle-based eaga's involvement, Jesmond Swimming Pool was able to secure grants...
Daughter Defends Parents from Thugs; Couple, 70, Are Beaten by Men
Byline: Dan Warburton ADAUGHTER has described how she pleaded with thieves to stop attacking her elderly parents. Jill Cheesmond said she had shouted at the two thugs as they assaulted the couple at their farm. Her father, Edward Cheesmond, 70,...
Detective Work by Juror Halts Death Trial; Man Carried out Own Probe into Killing
Byline: Hilary Clixby AMANSLAUGHTER trial collapsed after a juror decided to investigate the case himself. Newcastle Crown Court had heard six days of evidence at an estimated cost to the public purse of more than pounds 60,000 - not including...
Don't Feel Helpless in Face of Global Change; in Association with Environment Agency
BIODIVERSITY is the variety of life on Earth - the whole range of plants, animals and fungi and the places in which they live. Biodiversity is vital to us all and provides many of life's essentials we take for granted: It provides our food; ...
Don't Get Overwhelmed by Your Garden Clippings; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Darren Smith of Premier Waste HIGH summer is here and if you have a garden, you probably have to cut the lawn and trim the plants regularly. Ornamental lawns can be cut every three days in rapid growth conditions. Your average family...
Environmental Protection Is Taking off at Airport; Red Squirrels, Newts and Pretty Wildflowers. Sounds like a Nature Reserve, but All These Things Can Be Found at Newcastle International Airport, as Amy Hunt Found Out
MILLIONS of passengers and hundreds of planes pass through Newcastle International Airport every year. But as well as Geordie holidaymakers and aeroplane crew the 184-hectare airport site has a number of other regular visitors. Great crested newt,...
Experts Guide Firms through VAT; GOOD ADVICE
Byline: SUZANNE McCREADY REGISTERING your business for Value Added Tax can be confusing, but help is at hand for entrepreneurs at www.businesslink.gov.uk/ northeast. The Business Link website includes an online tool which guides you through registering...
Family Wanted to Help Green Project; Could You Become Our Case Study?
Byline: Michael Woods RISING energy bills, food prices soaring, trouble refinancing your mortgage, the cost of petrol ... it seems households today are facing a never-ending list of challenges, all of them putting a strain on the family finances....
Ferdinand Considers Move to the Cats
Byline: Mark Douglas SUNDERLAND have had an pounds 8m bid for Anton Ferdinand accepted by West Ham, and Roy Keane is now hoping initial talks with the England Under-21s defender made a positive enough impact to persuade him to swap the capital for...
Food Fact. and Fiction. Health: Hannah Davies Sorts out the Food Myths from Food Fact as We Face Increasing Numbers of Health Scares
ARE you struggling to decide what to eat or drink, or what vice or treat to give up next, thanks to the stream of confusing advice? It seems that never a day goes by without another warning we're urged to heed if we want to live longer, healthier...
Football: Cole Dreams of Major Win; England Star Sets Stall Out
Byline: SIMON STONE JOE Cole has admitted he would feel a failure if England did not win a major championship during his career, writes SIMON STONE. Like most of the country, Cole has been glued to his television screen over the last week as...
Football: Earnshaw Puts His Bad Times in the Past
ROBERT Earn shaw is back in the Wales squad intent on fighting back from a disastrous spell that saw him dumped by club and country. The 27-year-old is expected to win his 40th cap in tomorrow's friendly with Georgia at Swansea's Liberty Stadium...
Football: Let's Not Jeer Smith before He Even Starts; 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...
Football: Relief All Round as Signings Impress
Byline: Mark Douglas IN a division where the margin for error is eroding with every passing year, making a positive first impression has rarely been so important for Premier League debut-makers. Take Newcastle's lavish purchase of Sweden international...
Football: Time to Shine, Pearce Tells Under-21s
Byline: Timothy Abraham ENGLAND Under-21s coach Stuart Pearce believes the squad for today's friendly against Slovenia is one of the strongest he has ever had. Several players who have featured in Fabio Capello's senior set-up, and can count...
Football: Trio Need to Build; All Three North East Clubs Made an Encouraging Start to the New Season but None Have Been Fooled into Thinking Their Transfer Activity Is over for the Year. Stuart Rayner Reports
IN recent years the first couple of weeks of a new English football season have become extremely deceptive. Since the introduction of a standardised global transfer window, Premier League campaigns kick off a couple of weeks before the summer sales...
For Those Who Live in the City Any Contact with Nature Is Just Priceless; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Amy Hunt ON Tyneside we are lucky to have more green spaces, rivers and woods in urban areas than most parts of the UK. And many wildlife havens remain unspoiled because they are hidden away in nooks and crannies in the middle of city neighbourhoods...
Fuel Poverty Investment Welcomed; in Association with Environment Agency
NORTH East England has been named one of only three English regions to test a new scheme to help homes in deprived areas cut their heating bills. Some pounds 500,000 from the Government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme will be invested to test the...
Get Involved; in Association with Environment Agency
EVENTS AT MOOR HOUSE - UPPER TEESDALE NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE Moor House Upper Teesdale, near Barnard Castle, is one of more than 200 national nature reserves (NNR) in England and is among the best wildlife and earth heritage sites in the country....
Getting Closer to Nature - by Bus, Metro and Train; in Association with Environment Agency
EXPLORE the natural delights around Newcastle without using the car. Here's a Nexus guide to wildlife and countryside destinations easy to reach by bus and Metro. Family tickets make travel cheap and convenient while frequent bus services to and...
Ginola Heads Back to Region; Taste Future Looks Rose for Ex-Newcastle United Footballer
Byline: Jane Hall FLAMBOYANT French footballer David Ginola is to make a nostalgic return trip to the North East as he adds an international flavour to The Journal Taste 2 food and drink festival. The former winger who gave fans a taste of the...
Go Warm Go Well; in Association with Environment Agency
THIS year is proving to be a good year so far for residents across the local authority areas that have linked up with GoWarm. Since the beginning of 2008, over 55,000 homes have now been assessed by the team, which aims to fight fuel poverty and...
Green Days out in Newcastle; in Association with Environment Agency You Can Enjoy a Taste of the Countryside on Your Doorstep in One of Newcastle's 20 Parks and Green Spaces. They're an Ideal Spot to Spend a Summer Afternoon, Whether You Want to Have a Healthy Walk or Jog, Spot Wildlife or Just Sit and Watch the World Go By
PLACES TO VISIT Armstrong Park, Jesmond Vale Lane off Heaton Road, Newcastle. Call (0191) 211-6214 Benwell Nature Park, Atkinson Road, Benwell, Newcastle, NE4 8XT. Call (0191) 273-2983 for opening times Big Waters. Open all year from dawn...
Guide to the Bus Walks
Walk 1: Circular walk from West Denton Park (five miles) This walk takes you thorough a local nature reserve, which has a variety of interesting plant life. You can take in views of the Tyne Valley with the steeple of Ryton Church in the distance....
Into the Wild; in Association with Environment Agency
A FISHY attraction will catch the children and adults alike when they visit Kielder Water and Forest Park this summer. The newly-opened Kielder Salmon Centre adds another splash of entertainment, education and fun. The refurbished hatchery and...
It's Much More Than Simply a Hobby for So Many Fans; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Jonathan Boulton ABOUT six years ago I was fishing at my local New Shildon Angling Club fishery, Eden Grange, and got to know other anglers who were in the club. I became friends with the club's secretary, Eph Bunting, and he offered...
JBT Has Helped Propel Council to Top of League
ATOP waste disposal service has helped a council lead the way in going green. JBT Waste Services of Northumberland has helped its customer Castle Morpeth Borough Council to come top of the regional league table for household waste recycling this year...
Julie Is the Best of Tyneside's Secretaries; in Association with RBS
Byline: Julie Britt JULIE Britt has been named the best secretary on Tyneside. The PA to the chief executive of the New and Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth said she was stunned to even be entered into the competition, let alone be shortlisted...
Keegan's Found a Mentor for Taylor; MORE MEDALS FOR CYCLING SUPERSTARS
Byline: Stuart Rayne NEWCASTLE United may finally have found the solution to the central defensive problems after Kevin Keegan watched the partnership he believes can anchor the side for the next five years. The Magpies have wasted a great deal...
King John Rides Again at Revived Coastal Village
MEMBERS of a Northumberland seaside church are hoping their village's growing popularity as a tourist destination will result in bumper crowds for their biggest event of the year. About pounds 10m was pumped into projects to improve Newbiggin-by-the-Sea...
Letter: Memories of My 'Last Day' at la Sagesse; VOICE OF THE NORTH
Byline: Mrs JUDITH METCALF AS an 'old girl' of La Sagesse in Newcastle (circa 1962-1969) I was rather distressed back in March to read in The Journal of the news of the school's imminent closure, but assumed some sort of rescue package might appear....
Lisa Haynes Talks Summer Hair Recovery. Health: BEAUTY THERAPY SUMMER HAIR
Lisa Haynes talks summer hair recovery. SUN, sea, sand and surf ... it's a cocktail for summertime bliss. But for our hair, the holiday season can equal split ends, frizz attacks and colour disasters. We ask the nation's top hairdressers for...
Make the Most of Your Time and Help Others Too
VOLUNTEERING is often seen as an altruistic way for people to work for the greater good. Yet whilst this is true, volunteering has other benefits too. With structured support, grass roots volunteering can give enormous personal satisfaction to the...
Meet Borough's A-Team as 17% Reach Top Marks; 99% Pass Rate Overall in North Tyneside
Byline: Sam Wood A-LEVEL students from North Tyneside celebrated great results last week. The borough saw an overall pass rate of 99% - an increase of 1% on last year - with five high schools achieving a 100% pass rate. Overall, 17% of entries were...
More Finding Jobs in Manufacturing
Byline: Peter McCusker DECADES of decline in the number of jobs in North East manufacturing appear to have stalled with employment now higher than two years ago. Manufacturing was once seen as the bedrock of the region's economy and new figures...
Moving out Can Be Complex; KEEPING IT LEGAL
Byline: SARAH BURKE WHAT are the options for a tenant who still has years left on his lease, but wishes to vacate the premises? Assignment Most leases let the tenant assign (ie transfer the rest of the lease to someone else) with the landlord's...
Mums Still Get Top Marks for Trying
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON THERE is an old saying, "A mother's place is in the wrong". Nowadays it should be changed to "A working mother's place is in the wrong," because increasingly mums who go out to work are being blamed for society's ills. ...
Murder Police Urge Public Compassion; Families Left Grieving at Victims' Loss
Byline: Dan Warburton POLICE investigating the murder of two Chinese graduates last night appealed for public compassion as the search for their killers gathers pace. It is now 10 days since Zhen Xing Yang and his girlfriend Xi Zhou, both 25,...
Naturally, Walking's Good for You; in Association with Environment Agency
IT'S a fact that people who do more physical activity have more energy and feel more motivated. You should aim to do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days a week, which can be broken down into sessions of 10 to 15 minutes at...
North East Still Lags Behind in Results
A-LEVEL improvements in the North East are lagging behind the rest of the country but a teachers' leader has insisted: "There's no educational crisis in the North East of England." The region has seen the number of A grades at A-level rise by 2.1%...
Now You Can Make a Bigger Difference
COMMUNITY Spaces has opened its doors to the eagerly awaited large and flagship grants. Grants of between pounds 50,000 and pounds 450,000 are now up for grabs for community groups wanting to improve green and open spaces in their neighbourhoods....
Olympian Staffing
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON ACCORDING to reports, we have sent twice as many public-funded workers to Beijing as there are British athletes competing, at a cost of almost pounds 7m to the taxpayer. Our 313 Olympians will be outnumbered two to one...
Olympic Games: Another Gold Rush for Super Cyclists
BRITAIN'S cyclists continued their domination at the Laoshan Velodrome by winning another gold medal. The medal went to the men's pursuit team of Paul Manning, Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas, who smashed their own world record by...
Olympic Games: I've Blown My Best Chance, Says Greg
BRITAIN'S Greg Rutherford feels he has blown his best-ever chance of an Olympic medal after crashing out of the long jump final in Beijing. Rutherford looked in excellent form in qualifying, jumping 8.16m to advance automatically with his first...
Olympic Games: Jeffries Flat out in Fight for a Medal
Byline: Stuart Rayner HAVING seen his North East team-mate caught cold in Beijing's Workers Indoor Arena last week, Tony Jeffries is determined not to fall into the same trap this afternoon. And the Sunderland light-heavyweight and his team have...
On the Whole, I'd Rather Be in Sunderland
Byline: KEITH HANN I WONDER whether pictures of the last Grand Central trainload of evacuees from Sunderland in 2010 will ever conjure up such poignant feelings as the images of the final inhabitants of St Kilda being taken off the island by HMS...
Outstanding Year of Achievement; Top Grades Scooped by a Record Number
Byline: Graeme Whitfield RECORD numbers of young people in the North East have scooped top grades in this year's A-levels. The national pass rate soared above 97% for the first time and one in four sixth-formers was awarded A grades (25.9%, up from...
Pupils Must Take Maths and Science; in Association with RBS
Byline: LIZ SMITH THIS week many young people will walk out of the school gates for the last time after collecting their exam results, ready and eager to head off into the workplace. They will be keen to learn new skills, want a satisfying career,...
Pym Steps in as B&B Fundraising Falters; in Association with RBS
TROUBLED lender Bradford & Bingley has said that investors have bought more than one in four of the new shares offered under its pounds 400m fundraising plans. B&B said 27.8% of its new shares had been taken up by investors when the deadline...
Racing: Cash Attracts Top Trainers
Byline: JAMES ARMSTRONG EARLIER this month I returned from a two-day trip to the Galway Festival on the south west coast of Ireland. This festival runs for a week, with mixed meetings - both flat and jumping. There are afternoon races and some...
Racing: Luca's Hope in Mad Rush for the Mud
MAD Rush is the clear favourite for tomorrow's totesport Ebor after the heavy ground at York saw a number of leading fancies ruled out. The sponsors make Luca Cumani's charge their 5-1 market leader after the Newmarket trainer was forced to withdraw...
Racing: Weather Can Help Cecil Hope Thrive; in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband MULTIDIMENSION- AL is the value call to give Henry Cecil a first Group One winner of the year in the Juddmonte International at York today. The five-year-old has never been the easiest to handle as he has had problems, but...
RECYCLING FOR BUSINESS: A SIX-POINT PLAN; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Tony Hitchens of Premier Waste Management RECYCLING is not confined to the home. Look at your overflowing office bin to see how much material you are currently throwing away could be recycled. Here are some easy steps you can follow to increase...
Restored Landfill Site Is Reborn as Nature Reserve; in Association with Environment Agency
ARESTORED landfill site has been given a new lease of life as a nature reserve. Dog walkers, young families, riders and birdwatchers are now a familiar sight on Bowes Valley Nature Reserve, which has millions of tonnes of waste buried underground....
Rise of China Gives BHP Boost in Hostile Move for Rio Tinto; in Association with RBS
Byline: Iain Laing THE world's biggest mining firm, BHP Billiton, yesterday said China's voracious appetite for raw materials had helped fuel a seventh successive year of record profits. The Australian company said China remained a "key driver"...
Rugby League: Thunder Aim to Excite Fans
Byline: Mark Douglas HAVING already clinched promotion and their league title in impressive style, Gateshead Thunder now switch their attentions to an even bigger battle - convincing the North East that a rugby league team is worth their backing....
Save Tax - and the Environment
A CONTROVERSIAL environmental tax appears to be having an immediate impact on recycling use and awareness. Richard Watson, sales manager of JBT Waste Services, said that the pounds 8-per-tonne increase in the landfill levy which took effect on April...
School Is Aiming to Thrill Its Pupils with Science; in Association with Environmental Agency
WALLSEND'S Beacon Hill School pupils are going to learn about science with the 'wow factor' thanks to the start of a unique partnership between Newcastle-based scientist Sarah McLusky and the school. Sarah, a self-employed biochemist, is going to...
Soldier's Blast Death Takes Afghanistan Toll to 116
A BRITISH soldier was killed on patrol in Afghanistan yesterday. The soldier was part of a joint British- Afghan unit which was hit by an improvised explosive device in the Gereshk region of Helmand province at 8.25am. The death came as the Ministry...
Successful Partnerships Bring Huge Benefits for Our Wildlife; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: By Leanne Clough of Northumbrian Water AS both a landowner and operator, Northumbrian Water is committed to conserving and enhancing wildlife in the region. It works in partnership with wildlife trusts, Natural England, local authorities...
Taxpayer Picks Up Obesity Burden; Cash for Old and Children Drained
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent CASH intended to pay for safeguarding vulnerable children and helping dementia sufferers is being drained as North councils struggle to meet the rising cost of obesity. Council leaders have...
Teenagers Rack Up County's Top Grades
Byline: Dave Black and Ben Guy TEENAGERS in Northumberland have recorded some of the best A-level results the county has seen. Heavy rain failed to dampen the celebrations at King Edward VI School in Morpeth, which achieved a 98% pass rate and saw...
Ten Ways to Save Money on Fuel Bills; in Association with Environment Agency Steve Hunter Is the North East Regional Manager for the Energy Saving Trust. Here He Shows You How to Cut Fuel Use and Those Ever Increasing Energy Bills
Q Dear Energy Doctor Steve, With fuel bills rising again and more news on climate change than ever, how can I reduce my fuel use, cut my carbon emissions and save money at the some time? A. I'd suggest you adopt the top 10 energy saving tips...
Training Boss Set to Launch Operation in Middle East
TRAINING company boss Glenn Ridsdale is giving up his management role on Teesside to launch a new arm of his company in Dubai. The managing director of Wynyard-based Apix Consulting is to start Apix ME (Middle East) to give advice to builders on...
Ulrika Einstrom Tries out the Latest Lipglosses. Health BEAUTY THERAPY LIPGLOSS TEST
IT looks fantastic on, and it's probably one of the easiest ways to feel a bit more attractive by basically doing nothing. Lip glosses are bigger, shimmer more and are better than ever at caring for the lips. Here we've tried four of the latest lip...
United Vows Ticket Hitch Will Be Solved; Club Promises Fans Entry to First Game
Byline: Sam Wood NEWCASTLE United last night assured season ticket holders they would be at the first home game of the season. Thousands of St James's regulars are anxious about Saturday's match against Bolton after the club said "technical difficulties"...
Unpredictable Weather - Are You Prepared ? in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Anna-Clare O'Neill On behalf of Sustaine WHAT happens if your company records are destroyed in a flood? Can your employees handle a heatwave? How much profit will you lose if your electricity supply is shut down for days due to storms? Is...
Victory Parade for Olympic Medal Heroes; Team GB Will Be Given Big Welcome Home
Byline: Helen William BRITAIN'S Beijing 2008 medal heroes are to get a victory parade, it was confirmed yesterday. It will be to congratulate the Team GB stars who are currently on track to record one of the nation's greatest medal hauls at an...
Village Warms to Scheme; in Association with Environment Agency
DETAILED plans to connect more than 100 homes in a picturesque village to a community biomass-fired boiler were unveiled this month, bringing the region one step closer to breaking barriers for renewable technolog y. The properties in the east end...
Violet's Rotten Exhibit a Winner with the Judges; Top Prize for New Gardener in First Show
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor NEW gardener Violet Diver tabled a rotten exhibit in her inaugural flower and vegetable show. But she came away with first prize as her beautifully rotted entry won the compost class in North Tyneside's...
Vodafone Join Rush to Ring Up Price Rises; in Association with RBS
VODAFONE yesterday said it will become the latest telecoms operator to up its prices by announcing plans to increase its minimum call charges by a quarter The Newbury-based group, which has 18.4 million UK customers, is raising prices from September...
Well Worth Taking Time to Savour Our World; in Association with Environment Agency
Byline: Sue Longstone IAM the Environment Agency's area manager in the North East and it gives me great pleasure to be writing these introductory words for this new supplement. We are lucky here in the North East to have a rich and diverse natural...
WIN A MEAL A MONTH FOR A YEAR AT STRADA OLD ELDON SQUARE; the Journal: Competition
The Journal has teamed up with Strada to offer you a meal for two every month for a year. The prize also includes a bottle of wine to go with your meal. Strada is a group of contemporary styled restaurants dedicated to providing authentic Italian dishes...
Woman So Upset after Wrecking Spree She Will Not Drive Again
A RETIRED nurse who went on a bizarre wrecking spree in her car is so distraught she will never drive again, a court heard. Grandmother Linda Glover, 60, caused pounds 20,000 of damage when she smashed her Land Rover Discovery into vehicles, bollards,...
Woodgate Speeding Case Is Thrown Out
FORMER Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate yesterday escaped a driving ban - thanks to his lawyer "Mr Loophole" Nick Freeman. The Tottenham Hotspur defender missed England training and is now free to rejoin the national squad ahead of its...
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