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 May 7, 2007

Away-Day Win Points to Change
Byline: By Jack Pickering Southgate planning shake-up Gareth Southgate has had to wait a full season to see his Middlesbrough team record an away-day clean sheet and take three points at the same time, writes Jack Pickering. But this deserved...
Beauty Therapy
Clinique's Summer Highlights Collection is full of bare, bronzy hues to 'sun-kiss' the face and leave it glowing. Almost Makeup with an SPF15 reveals the skin rather than covers it, pounds 17.50; Shimmering Tones Powder, pounds 23, in four shades creates...
Bid to Find Fair Pay Deal for All
Byline: By Ross Smith Conference for councils and unions Council bosses and trade unions in the North-East will stage a conference tomorrow as they strive to find a solution to an equal pay problem which will land taxpayers with a multi-million...
Black Cats Feeling Just Champion
Byline: By Neil Mckay Just champion! ( That is how football fans on Wearside are feeling this morning after Sunderland clinched the First Division Championship title. In a day of high drama yesterday the Black Cats romped to a 5-0 victory at...
Bomb Alert on Metro
A Metro station ground to halt after a "suspicious" box was discovered on a train. The incident happened at about 10.50pm on Saturday [May 5] on a train at Newcastle Airport Metro station. The station was closed for about an hour until it was declared...
Boy, Nine, Fights off Would-Be Abductors
Byline: By Neil Mckay Men tried to force youngster into car A nine-yeasr-old boy fought off two masked men who tried to force him into a car on Wearside on Friday night. Northumbria Police said the attempted abduction happened in the Town...
Britannia Rules for Winner Lucinda
Lucinda Fredericks completed the rare Badminton-Burghley double to land the pounds 55,000 winner's purse at the Mitsubishi Motors Horse Trials on Headley Britannia. The Australian pair edged home by two penalties from Germany's Andreas Dibowski...
Business Trends Are Looking Good
Byline: By Daniel Thomson Survey shows growing confidence in region Business in the North-East may not be booming, but it is getting better all the time. A new survey today reveals manufacturing demand and business confidence was up in all...
Dougherty Lets Lead Slip Again
Nick Dougherty worryingly saw yet another tournament title chance slide away in Milan yesterday. The 24-year-old from Liverpool, who led the Singapore Masters in March with three holes to play and then double-bogeyed the 16th and 17th, was three...
Durham Leagues
Byline: By Chris West Burnmoor have gone top of the Foster's Durham Senior League after leapfrogging Whitburn with the extra return of points as both teams won for a second week. Moor again had Brett Pelser, their South African professional,...
Eviction Warning on Drugs Hoard
Byline: By Dave Black Amphetamines found in police raids A woman has been warned by a judge that she faces eviction from her council home in Northumberland unless she stops using it to hoard drugs. Kirsty Robinson, 23, was taken to court by...
Fears Mount over Red Squirrel Threat
Byline: By Kevin Donald Virus follows soon after arrival of greys Fears are growing over a virus threatening to wipe out colonies of endangered red squirrels. The Journal revealed in February how the pox virus, spread by grey squirrels who...
Finsceal Lifts Up Bolger's Spirits
Byline: MARTIN KELLY Finsceal Beo turned around a disappointing week for Jim Bolger as she blitzed her field to earn Classic glory in the fastest Stan James 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, writes MARTIN KELLY. Not only did the Irish raider set a new...
Glenn Was the Only Man Who Thought He Could Still Lift United Gloom
Byline: By Luke Edwards Glenn Roeder answered questions about his perilous position as Newcastle United manager by confidently pointing to the fact he was scheduled to meet Freddie Shepherd this week to discuss the future, writes Luke Edwards. ...
Great Dane Makes Meal of the Tigers
Byline: By Andrew Dalby Newcastle's star teenager Jonas Raun shrugged off a delayed flight yesterday to win his first two races before defeating Sheffield captain Andre Compton twice as the Warburtons Diamonds made a successful start to their home...
Harriers Show off Strength in Depth
Byline: By Les Venmore Gateshead Harriers ( who were without 30 athletes due to a clash with the British Universities' Championships ( finished second in their first British League Division Two match at Chelmsford on Saturday, writes Les Venmore....
Hat-Trick Delight for Trainer Wachman
Anna Karenina gamely held off all-comers to form the middle leg of a hat-trick for trainer David Wachman and jockey Wayne Lordan at Gowran Park. The four-year-old had to be kept up to her work to open her Listed account in the Irish Stallion Farms...
Higgins' Sights on Second Title
Byline: By John Curtis John Higgins made major strides towards lifting his second 888.com World Championship title after opening up an overnight 12-4 lead against qualifier Mark Selby at the Crucible Theatre. Higgins moved into top gear after...
How Black Cats Got It All Sorted
Byline: By Paul Gilder The sorting office staff are waiting, the postmen poised. The Royal Mail will be responsible for transporting the trophy, but it is Roy Keane who has delivered success to Wearside. Having stamped his own inimitable mark...
Hundreds Let Rip to Save Lives
Byline: By Daniel Thomson There's still time to fly by wire right across the Tyne Whether it's the fastest way to cross the Tyne is debatable ( but it's definitely the most spectacular. Hundreds of daredevil fundraisers took to the skies from...
Icon Building on His St Leger Success
Byline: By Tom Peacock Sixties Icon looks ready to buck the trend of some lacklustre St Leger winners after an inspiring re-appearance at Newmarket. Many of those on the recent roll of honour of Britain's oldest Classic have amounted to little...
I'm Not Ready to Retire, Warns Sir Alex
Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to postpone his retirement for as long as possible after being "invigorated" by this season's Premiership title triumph. Ferguson admitted he was "in agony" watching the end of Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Arsenal yesterday,...
Jol Aims for UEFA Place
Martin Jol believes victory in his 100th Premiership game as Tottenham boss could mark the start of his finest week at White Hart Lane. The Dutchman would rank European qualification higher than last season's efforts when they almost pipped Arsenal...
Labour Refuses to Rule out Staying On
Byline: By Geoff Johnson Party hints at talks on Scots coalition Labour refused yesterday to rule out holding on to power in Scotland ( even though a leading Liberal Democrat MSP insisted they would not strike a coalition deal. Tavish Scott,...
Leinster Late Show Punishes Borders
Leinster got the bonus point win they craved to keep themselves in the Magners League title hunt ( but they left it late against bottom side Borders at a packed-out Donnybrook. Leinster's fourth try did not arrive until the 75th-minute as the Scots...
Loeb Makes It Look Easy
Rallying: Citroen's Sebastien Loeb secured his third successive World Rally Championship triumph after easing to victory at the Rally Argentina yesterday. The triple world champion came home 36.7 seconds ahead of title rival Marcus Gronholm in the...
Manager McDonald Aims to Build on Lessons
Byline: By Mike Corry A third successive defeat may have tarnished the end of the season but for rookie Carlisle manager Neil McDonald the year has been a success, writes Mike Corry. The lessons learned in his first managerial season will stand...
Man Fights for His Life after Attack
Byline: By Daniel Thomson Police appeal for information A man was fighting for his life yesterday [Sun] after being found with serious head injuries following a "sickening and appalling attack". The 27-year-old had been out in Newcastle with...
Mayweather Backtracks over Retirement Talk
Floyd Mayweather officially retired from boxing after his split decision win over Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, then revealed what everyone expected ( a return between the 'Pretty Boy' and the 'Golden Boy' could be on the cards....
Mourinho Bow to Red Devils
Byline: By Simon Stone Jose Mourinho has promised Manchester United a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday ( but pledged the new Premiership champions can expect a major battle to retain their crown next season, writes Simon Stone. ...
Newbrough Simply 'Outstanding' Says Ofsted
Byline: By Chloe Griffiths Rural school unites entire community Newbrough First School may be small, but it is at the heart of its community. With 72 pupils, the rural school just outside Hexham in Northumberland is one of the smallest in...
New Era Beckons for an Old Favourite
Byline: By David Whetstone Fundraising begins in earnest this week for a much loved North-East theatre. David Whetstone meets a man who wants your money. A new era beckons for a seaside theatre where countless troupers have trod the boards over...
Nic's Grit Stops Moxon Men in Their Tracks
Lv County Championship pace-setters Yorkshire were denied victory against stubborn Hampshire as they failed to claim the winning wickets at the Rose Bowl. At tea, Martyn Moxon's team still needed to claim five wickets in the final session. Shane...
North East Premier League
Byline: By Chris West Newly-promoted South Shields have quickly become a surprise package in the Northern Rock North East Premier League. With a second win on Saturday they continue to head the table with their powerhouse rivals, South Northumberland,...
Northumberland Leagues
Byline: By Chris West Unbeaten Lintz are the new leaders of the Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside League after their third victory of the season pushed rivals, Percy Main, in the opposite direction. Lintz had a posse of match winners as they...
Older Volunteers Can Bring Vital Experience
Byline: By Audrey Forbes A more mature generation of volunteers are needed in County Durham. There are huge benefits to volunteering later in life such as keeping active after retirement, forging strong social links and learning new skills. ...
Passionate Commitment beneath a Calm Exterior
Byline: By Damian Spellman Glenn Roeder is a man who knows all about the vagaries of life inside and outside football. The 51-year-old was offered a shock return to Barclays Premiership football by Newcastle having already fought and won a genuine...
Phoenix Ready to Tower over His Rivals
Few three-year-old handicaps will be won all season in quite the manner Phoenix Tower did the job last time and he is expected to follow up at Windsor today. The Henry Cecil-trained colt powered home in a hot Newbury event, quickening clear for...
Police Plea for Witnesses to Knife Killing of 16-Year-Old
Byline: By Daniel Thomson Detectives made an urgent appeal for witnesses yesterday [Sun] after charging a second person in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old on Tyneside. Apprentice mechanic Mark James Smith collapsed at the corner of...
Producer Timbaland Should Stick to Making Tracks for Others
Byline: By Luke Edwards Luke Edwards reviews some new music releases. Album of the month Manic Street Preachers/Send Away The Tigers. They always had a healthy disregard for established thinking and the Manics have not been blunted by their...
Resignation after a Day of Rumours
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter Poor results and a fans' revolt pile pressure on manager who just had to go Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder last night walked away from the club ( after a day which saw speculation over his future hit fever...
Roeder Just Had Too Many Flaws
Byline: By Luke Edwards When Glenn Roeder was chosen to replace Graeme Souness as caretaker manager much was made of the fact that, as a former club captain, he had a feel for Newcastle United. That was undoubtedly true but it was always questionable...
Roeder Quits United
Byline: By Luke Edwards Glenn Roeder left Newcastle United last night following a day of intrigue at St James's Park concerning the future of the club's manager. Roeder faced calls for his removal for the first time after the 2-0 defeat to Blackburn...
Run for Nun but the Brave
Byline: By Audrey Forbes Stories of courage behind fundraising Nuns got into a healthy habit running for fun and raising money for a Newcastle hospice yesterday. The spectacular event ( which organisers claimed was the world's first Nun Run...
Second Place Sorrow at Pool
Byline: By Stuart Rayner For someone about to join a celebration, Ritchie Humphreys could scarcely have looked more miserable, writes Stuart Rayner. Hartlepool United's captain for the day had a face like thunder as he trudged from the changing...
Second Tier English Test
Exam chiefs are considering a separate GCSE in English for children of immigrants who do not speak the language at home. The new qualification would be taken by 60,000 children in an attempt to recognise their achievement in getting to grips with...
Shake-Up on Cards at Beaten Quakers
Byline: By Ray Simpson Several of Darlington's out of contract players will learn their fate this week, and on the evidence of this not many of them will be at the club next season, writes Ray Simpson. Lack of consistency has cost the team promotion...
Stars Face Each Other in Big Clash
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Today's Bank Holiday crowd at the Riverside will be treated to a rare sight when England internationals Paul Collingwood, Steve Harmison, Liam Plunkett, Andrew Flintoff, James Anderson and Sajid Mahmood line up on opposing...
Student Simon to Join Rowing's Elite
A Newcastle University student has risen through the ranks to become a leading rower set to take on the region's elite in the annual showdown on the River Tyne. Simon Forster, 20, of Broad Oak, Wardley, Gateshead, will be racing in the Newcastle...
Teofilo Will Miss Derby
Jim Bolger has all but extinguished any lingering hopes the sidelined Teofilo will make the line-up for the Vodafone Derby at Epsom next month. Speculation has been mounting as to when last year's champion two-year-old would return to the track after...
The Contenders
Trying to predict the next manager of Newcastle United is a bit like entering a time warp. Fourteen months after Graeme Souness was sacked as Magpies manager, many of the leading contenders are the same but the worry must be that once again the high-profile...
The Mondat Question:
How do you think Sunderland AFC will fare in the Premiership next season? Black Cats fans were confidently savouring the prospect of seeing their team battling football's top dogs again after the club secured the Championship title yesterday. ...
Thunder Tear into Training Efforts
Byline: By Richard Neale Gateshead Thunder may have been without a game for the last two weeks, but there has been no let-up in intensity in the camp as the side looked to reverse the slide which has seen them lose two games on the bounce ( with...
Timeline
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder yesterday paid the price for his side's disastrous run of results when he resigned. Here are the high and lows of his reign. Highs February 2, 2006: Roeder takes over as caretaker manager after Graeme Souness is sacked...
Turbines Replace Very Little Burnt Coal
Malcolm Scott ("Wind turbines look good and do good", Voice of the North, May 3) states: "We need to act now to remove the causes of climate change. And wind turbines are an important part of that solution." Can Mr Scott produce any evidence from...
Wonderland
Byline: By Paul Gilder ...but manager Keane blasts trophy decision Having won the first silverware of his career in management, an irritated Roy Keane last night branded the Football League's decision to make his team wait for their trophy a...
Youngster Attacked
An Asian schoolboy was beaten up by two white teenagers in Albert Park, Middlesbrough. The 11-year-old was attacked at 5.45pm on Friday by the boys, aged between 13 and 15, both of whom were on bikes. One was wearing a white hooded top. Witnesses...
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