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 March 11, 2008

2 DAY IN 2 MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Governor's shame N EW York governor Eliot Spitzer apologised to his family and the public yesterday after a report that he was involved in a multi-million pound worldwide prostitution ring. He was reportedly caught arranging to meet a high-priced...
Accolade for Vardy School; Pressure Grows for Consett Go-Ahead
Byline: By Neil McKay A SCHOOL sponsored by a business leader at the centre of a political row over education in the North has been officially recognised as the most improved academy in the country. The success of Trinity Academy, which opened...
Accountancy Venture Adds Up for New Mum; Small Business in Association with RBS
Byline: Karen Dent AMOTHER wants to stop bookkeeping being so taxing for small businesses with her new accountancy enterprise. Diane Neale, who has spent almost two decades working in accountancy departments, decided to start her own business...
Attacker Knifed Three of His Own Family Members; Court Told of Terror at Family Home
Byline: By Hilary Clixby A KNIFEMAN who attacked three members of his own family was told by a judge yesterday he was lucky not to be facing a life sentence for murder. Jeffrey Mills first targeted his sister Natalie, then his brother Brian and...
Axe for School with No Pupils; Councillors Set Closure in Motion
Byline: By Brian Daniel CLOSURE of a Northumberland school which has no pupils moved a step closer yesterday, despite ongoing opposition. Northumberland County Council's executive approved the publication of statutory closure notices for Chatton...
Children Hanging out of Car Windows as Driver Clocks 101mph
ROAD safety campaigners yesterday criticised a driver who, it emerged yesterday, was banned from driving after speeding at 101mph with two children hanging out of the windows of his powerful car while they were not wearing seat belts. Colin Goodall...
Choir Sends out Plea to Young
Byline: Richard Castle A NORTH East choir is struggling to strike a chord with a new generation of singers as it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Hexham Male Voice Choir was formed in 1948 by 13 soldiers returning from Europe after...
Consultants' Bill for Rock Advice Pounds 14.7m; Fears That Taxpayers May Have to Pay Out
Byline: By William Green Political Editor MINISTERS were last night blasted over a "shocking" bill for consultants hired to advise on Northern Rock and missing data. The Treasury has revealed that more than pounds 14.5m has been spent on external...
Cook Makes a Big Splash; Sports Awards
Byline: Luke Edwards CITY of Newcastle swimmer Chris Cook was named Newcastle Sports Personality of the Year at Sport Newcastle's annual awards dinner last night. The three-times gold medal winner at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne will...
Cousins in Bid to Buy Jackson's Neverland; Ambitious Tycoons Plan Deal
Byline: By Dan Warburton TWO North East property tycoons claim to have launched an audacious bid to buy Michael Jackson's fantasy estate, Neverland. Troubled pop-star Jackson, 49, now lives in the Arab-state of Bahrain but runs the risk of losing...
Cricket: Are Our Star Turns on Way out? Falcons Scoff at the Thought, but Durham Say It's Up to Harmison Now Steve Harmison and Jonny Wilkinson Have Given North East Sport Plenty of Reason to Be Proud through the Years, but Are They Merely Living off Former Glories? Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Reports
Byline: Luke Edwards JONNY Wilkinson: golden boy of English rugby, team talisman, world's leading points scorer and winner of the World Cup in 2003. Steven Harmison: mercurial figurehead of the England cricket team's bowling attack, temperamental...
Cricket: Our Preparation Was Right for Test - Coach
PETER Moores has insisted England's preparation is not to blame for Steve Harmison's struggle for form during the dismal opening Test defeat by New Zealand, writes MYLES HODGSON. The England coach has begun the post-mortem into the 189-run humbling...
Culture: Capturing a City's Energy; the Visual Culture of Post-War Tyneside Is Explored in a New Book, Reviewed by David Whetstone
Byline: David Whetstone ONE of the most interesting exhibitions of 2007 was a survey of half a century of visual culture on Tyneside. Shown at Gateshead's Shipley Art Gallery, it covered art, architecture, design, fashion, film, advertising and...
Culture: Lights! Camera! Action! in Alnwick
ALNWICK District Council will today become the 11th of the region's 25 local authorities to sign up to a project welcoming film-makers to the region. It makes perfect sense for Alnwick to become the first Northumberland authority to add its signature...
Culture: Review; Cappella Novocastriensis at King's Hall, Newcastle University
Byline: Thomas Hall THE Saxon State Library in Dresden has proved a fruitful source of misplaced Vivaldi compositions over the past 20 years. The latest find came in 2005 when an Australian musicologist noticed anomalies in a manuscript of a...
Culture: Scenes from a B Movie Take Life on Baltic Walls; Strange Beasts Lurk on a Baltic Wall. David Whetstone Meets Their Creator
Byline: David Whetstone WALKING into the huge Level 3 gallery at Baltic, you may sense a spark of recognition and a tremor of unease. On the two side walls are painted giant creatures, black silhouettes on gold. They look like the results of...
Digital - the New Heart of Marketing; CREATIVE INDUSTRY
GOLLEY Slater is a marketing company with a 50-year history and a reputation as an innovator, being one of the first advertisers to use television. It continues to innovate with a current structure that includes advertising, direct, experiential,...
Everyone's in the Picture Thanks to Get Carter's Gang
GET Carter Productions in Blaydon may not be one of the highest profile companies here in the North East. However outside the region it's highly regarded as one of the country's leading radio and audio production companies. The company works for...
Fast-Growing EB Is Sold to Dutch Firm; in Association with RBS
Byline: Christopher Knox THE North East's engineering industry has been given a big shot in the arm with the purchase of one of its fastest growing firms. The Engineering Business (EB), based at Riding Mill near Hexham, expects to more than quadruple...
'Fed Up to the Back Teeth' D1 Director Watkin Quits; in Association with RBS
Byline: Peter McCusker THE founder of one of the region's leading alternative fuel companies says its future still looks bright despite standing down as a director - saying he was "fed up to the back teeth" with the stock exchange and the Government....
Focus on New Green Schemes; Farming
FARMERS in the Weardale area can get advice on looking after wildlife habitats while still making a profit. As existing ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Area) and CSS (Countryside Stewardship Scheme) agreements come to an end - and almost 80% of the...
Football: Black and Whites Forced to Go into Administration
Byline: Stuart Rayner GRETNA have conceded defeat in their battle to avoid relegation from the Scottish Premier League, but the longer-term future of the club is now out of their hands. The Black and Whites, bottom of the Scottish Premier League,...
Football: Captain Humiliated by United's Worrying Slide; We Are Sitting Ducks - Owen
Byline: Stuart Rayner MICHAEL Owen is "embarrassed" to be embroiled in a relegation battle and the Newcastle United captain has told his team-mates it is up to them to start picking up points and stop the club being "sitting ducks" for criticism....
Football: Cats Can Claw Way Back in Cup Tie; Star Targets a Big Comeback
Byline: Stuart Rayner THREE months after making his Premier League debut at home to Manchester United, Sunderland striker Martyn Waghorn is still motivated by a desire to lift the FA Youth Cup with his Under-18 team-mates. The odds are against...
Football: Co-Owner Calls off DIC Talks for Reds; Liverpool Future in the Balance
Byline: Martyn Ziegler LIVERPOOL'S co-owner Tom Hicks last night threw the future of the club back into turmoil by terminating discussions with the Dubai royal family. In a shock move, the Texan business tycoon broke off talks with Dubai International...
Football: Dobie Doubt as Sickness Hits Hatters
Byline: Stuart Rayner SCOTT Dobie is struggling to overcome a virus in time to face Luton Town tonight - but it is the League One strugglers who are suffering more through illness. If the 29-year-old winger is not passed fit to play at Brunton...
Football: Keane Hopes Edwards' Trickery Can Lift Black Cats
Byline: Luke Edwards ROY Keane has not had much to get excited about this season but the imminent return of the player he feels will give Sunderland an extra dimension in their fight against relegation is clearly one of them. Carlos Edwards was...
Football: 'Keegan Knew It Was Tough' Shearer Underlines Size of the Task at Magpies
Byline: STUART RAYNER KEVIN Keegan knew what he was getting when he took charge of Newcastle United for a second time, according to his former captain Alan Shearer, writes STUART RAYNER. The Magpies legends talked at great length in the early...
Football: Strikes Aid Push for a First-Team Call
Blackburn Rovers Reserves 1 Newcastle United Reserves 3 TEENAGE strike pairing Wesley Ngo Baheng and Andy Carroll were among the goals as United's second-string battled back from a goal down last night to win at Christie Park, home of League...
Football: Wilson Wants to Be Upwardly Mobile
Byline: Stuart Rayner DANNY Wilson maintains the positive attitude at Victoria Park could still see Hartlepool challenging in the top half of the table come the end of the season. Saturday's 4-0 win against Gillingham gave Pool breathing space...
Front Line Funding Increase Sparks Row; Tories Say Operations Were Under-Funded
Byline: By Gavin Cordon THE Government was last night accused of years of under-funding military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan following the disclosure that the costs have almost doubled over the past 12 months to more than pounds 3bn. Ministers...
Herefords Sell to a Top of 3,000gns at Carlisle; Farming
THERE was a small offering of Herefords at Carlisle on Friday, February 29. The sale, through Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, saw nine bulls selling to average pounds 2,176.00 to a top of 3,000gns for 15-month old Romany 1 Diamond R22 D22 by Crickley...
Hockey
Byline: STUART RAYNER SUNDERLAND are three victories from winning the Women's National Hockey League Division One after a dominant first-half display and a 3-2 win at Sutton Coldfield, writes STUART RAYNER. The Wearsiders dominated the opening...
Homework 'Makes Children Unhappy' Teacher Union to Debate a Ban
Byline: By Tim Ross COMPULSORY homework should be scrapped for primary school children because it makes pupils unhappy, say teachers. A Royal Commission should be set up to examine why so many children are anxious and unhappy at school, the Association...
Horse Racing: Henry Wants a Big Hooray; Sizing Europe Favourite for Champion Hurdle in Association with Pagebet
Byline: Keith Hamer ALL Henry De Bromhead asks for now is "luck in running" for Sizing Europe as his stable star bids to justify favouritism in the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham today. The six-year-old has been a strong market leader...
HPM Group Pack in a Lot under One Roof
THERE have been lots of challenges this year at HPM Group, the marketing services group based in County Durham. Having re-branded as HPM Group from Hillprint, the long established and well respected print company, the business objectives are to...
Interview: BEAUTY THERAPY
THIS new Glam Eyes mascara from Rimmel is inspired by lingerie with a 'sexy fishnet stocking motif'. More to the point, the bright pink Volumflex wand with supple bristles creates 10 times as much volume and creates longer looking lashes. Our tester...
Interview: Community Policing at Its Best; Urmee Khan Speaks to a Traditional Beat Bobby Who Is Bringing Together the Region's Different Communities
AWHITE, 30-something father-of-four from Sunderland might not seem the first person you'd chose to bring together the different groups on Tyneside. But PC Brian Simpson, Neighbourhood Beat Manager in Bensham, Gateshead, is a mild mannered policeman...
Is Wilson a Cynic or a Heroine?
Byline: Denise Robertson LAST week a survey of 1,170 parents claimed that childhood effectively ended at 11. Fifty five per cent believed children were "young adults" by then. Increasingly, youngsters can stay out late, drink alcohol, have sex...
Make Corporation Tax 18%; in Association with RBS
Byline: SARAH GREEN ARADICAL overhaul of the UK's corporate tax system is needed urgently if the country is to regain its status as an internationally competitive location. The CBI report out this week, UK business tax: a compelling case for...
Making the Utmost of Online Video
Byline: By Jon Pijnen, The Media Company WORLDWIDE publications and media agencies are all reporting on the rise of online video as a highly effective marketing tool. And yet, many businesses and their marketing teams are at a loss as to how...
Maritime Company Sets Its Course for Far East; in Association with RBS
Byline: Christopher Knox ACOMPANY that has been part of the North East's shipping industry since 1884 is looking to the Far East as it opens another chapter in its impressive history. North Shields firm Lilley & Gillie, which makes navigational...
Mourners to Say Final Farewell to Bishop
Byline: Jule Wilson A REQUIEM Mass is to be held today to bid a final farewell to the Right Rev Kevin Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Dunn, 57, originally from Newcastle under Lyme, passed away on March 1 after contracting pneumonia,...
NFU Pours Cold Water on Payment Reform Call; Farming
Byline: Sam Wood THE NATIONAL Farmers Union has poured cold water on a report calling for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). A coalition of conservationist groups yesterday called for direct payments to farmers under the current...
Outrage as Thieves Take War Memorial Plaque
Byline: By Sam Wood THIEVES have vandalised a war memorial and stolen a plaque which lists the names of a village's heroes. Residents and parish councillors in Stocksfield, Northumberland, were disgusted to discover the memorial badly damaged...
Politicians Treating Us like Children
Byline: KEITH HANN WITH the disturbing developments in Jersey remaining high on last week's news agenda, it seemed a peculiarly appropriate time for Opera North to fill the Theatre Royal with three works about child abuse. In Madama Butterfly,...
Produce on Show to Tempt the Trade; Taste North East England
Byline: By Brian Daniel FOOD-BASED businesses from across the region descended on north Northumberland yesterday to meet the cream of local producers. More than 30 representatives of restaurants, pubs and hotels, plus chefs, turned out to meet...
Region's Smokers Are Urged to Quit
ONE in five of smokers in the North East have cut down since the introduction of smoke-free legislation and millions more plan to quit, new research sugg ests. The study also shows 19% of smokers across the region plan to stop tomorrow on No Smoking...
Rose Stays at the Helm of a 'Streamlined' M&S; in Association with RBS
Byline: Iain Laing MARKS & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose surprised the City yesterday by committing to stay with the retail giant until July 2011. Sir Stuart pledged to remain with the group as he announced a sweeping management overhaul,...
Stock Watch; Stocks and Shares
Byline: Ian McElroy THE FTSE 100 fell away heavily in late afternoon trading and despite a small rally just before close, eventually closed 70.8 points down at 5629.1 Investors are noticeably stymied by credit concerns and fears of imminent confirmation...
'Tackle Rural Homes Crisis' Countryside Advisers Challenge Chancellor
Byline: By Adrian Pearson COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are urging the Chancellor to think rural as he puts the final touches to his first budget. Recommendations designed to ensure villages in places such as Northumberland get the best out of tomorrow's...
This Rivalry Seems to Touch Nerve; Would You Adam and Eve It? Some Prefer Jellied Eels to Yorkshire Pudding
Byline: By Victoria Murphy A BIT of banter between two pals about whether the North is better than the South has sparked off a worldwide web war of words, with nearly 200,000 people taking sides. Gary Allison, who comes from Haltwhistle, Northumberland,...
Time to Take Sides with Harchibald; in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband HARCHIBALD can quell the dissenting voices by winning the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival today. Although his supporters are in for an anxious few hours - soft ground at Prestbury...
We Cannot Do without Fossil Fuels - Minister
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE Government is to consider using the North East's vast coal reserves as plans are prepared for a new generation of clean coal-burning power stations. Experts have warned the Government it has little option but to consider...
We're a Region of Vision despite What They Say; Small Business in Association with RBS
Byline: NEIL WARWICK AT a recent gathering of professional advisers, talk turned to whether or not confidence in the North East had been damaged by a series of bad PR pieces surrounding the loss of computer discs and the credit crunch, to name but...
WIN A BLACKBERRY; the Journal: Competition
Communications specialist, Fone Solutions, has seen sales of Blackberry Smartphones increase since the beginning of the year as access to email on the move is becoming more essential to businesses today. The Blackberry Smartphone allows you to keep...
Wind Bad for Planet as Coal Set to Return; Turbines 'Responsible for Carbon Emissions'
Byline: By Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent NATIONAL air traffic control bosses are to tell a Northumberland wind farm inquiry that allowing the turbines to be built would be disastrous for the env ironment. The three wind farms...
WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE VIPERS TAKE ON THE COVENTRY BLAZE! the Journal: Competition
The Journal has teamed up with the Newcastle Vipers to give you the chance of winning one of five family tickets (two adults and two children under 16) to see the Vipers play Coventry Blaze on Saturday, March 15. This is your chance to take your...
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