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 September 29, 2003

Albany Northern League
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt Durham City moved to within a couple of points of leaders Shildon when they won for the third successive game defeating one-time leaders Horden 3-1. Justin Keegan was an early marksman but Horden quickly levelled through...
Benefits All Round as Firms Hire Brainpower
Small businesses in South Tyneside are being offered brains for hire in a bid to help boost trade and save money. South Tyneside-based business support agency TEDCO (The Tyneside Economic Development Company), is giving companies the chance to benefit...
Bjerre Comes Ninth in Riders' Championship
Newcastle's Kenneth Bjerre was ninth in last night's Premier League Riders Championship at Sheffield, winning the second of his five races but ending up with a total of seven points. Finishing last in his third ride cost the young Dane heavily as...
Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 2
Graeme Souness blamed defensive lapses as Blackburn went down at home to Fulham's expert smash-and-grab merchants yesterday. It was Rovers' third consecutive home defeat and provided further evidence that Lorenzo Amoruso is struggling at the heart...
Blair Comes out Fighting
Byline: By Paul Linford Tony Blair began Labour's conference yesterday in defiant mood as he pledged there would be "no turning back" on controversial public service reforms - and insisted he had nothing to apologise for over Iraq. The Prime...
Boxing: Hatton Set for Biggest Fight Yet
Ricky Hatton disposed of Argentinian Aldo Rios at the end of the ninth round at Manchester's MEN Arena on Saturday night to set up the biggest fight of his career. Hatton can expect a world-class test when he makes the 11th defence of his WBU light-...
Business News
Byline: By Sue Wilson Maybe I've spent too much time in Spain over the last few years or maybe I've always been over-expressive in restaurants. Either way I am a danger to waiters as I wave my hands around as I talk, sending drinks flying and...
Carlisle United 1, Swansea City 2
Swansea retained their stranglehold at the top of the Third Division, with two goals in five minutes to condemn Carlisle to a third home defeat of the season. It was harsh on the Cumbrians, who were the better side for long spells in the game. ...
Chambers Grows to Match Work
Byline: By Graeme King A leading barristers' chambers has moved into expanded premises, double the size of its former home, to cope with `massive' growth. Plowden Buildings is still based in Newcastle's Lombard Street - directly beneath the Tyne...
Charlton Athletic 3, Liverpool 2
Charlton manager Alan Curbishley congratulated Kevin Lisbie on his memorable hat-trick then told his striker: "You must score more goals." Lisbie stunned Liverpool with an impressive treble as Charlton came from behind at The Valley to win 3-2 and...
Christie Promises There's More to Come
Byline: By Jack Pickering Goal ace Malcolm Christie grabbed his second in four days - and promised more to come. The Boro striker netted the crucial goal at Southampton to add to his Carling Cup winner against Brighton in midweek. He said:...
Colourful Winter Warmers
Byline: By Vicky Pepys Take a deep breath, the early morning chill is just beginning. The world is dampening down and nature mellowing with bronzes and coppers. But then Horticulture with a capital H plays its trump card with abundant bursts of...
Crowning Glory for Lisa and the Prince
Byline: By William Hayler Lisa Jones' burgeoning career made another advance at Ascot yesterday as she rode her biggest winner yet on 7-1 chance Pagan Prince in the pounds 50,000 Mail on Sunday Tote Mile Final. Pagan Prince looked booked for...
Darlington 3, Boston United 0
Darlington ended a tough week at the Reynolds Arena in style with their fourth successive home win. Chairman George Reynolds was a loser when he locked horns with the borough council, which refused him permission to hold a car boot sale. But...
Disquiet in Blair's Backyard
Byline: By Paul Linford, Political Editor, In Bournemouth Tony Blair began Labour's conference yesterday in defiant mood as he pledged there would be "no turning back" on controversial public service reforms - and insisted he had nothing to apologise...
Everton 4, Leeds United 0
Beleaguered Peter Reid could not defend his Leeds side following their hammering at his old club Everton yesterday afternoon. The Leeds manager saw his team drop into the Premiership relegation zone and said: "We were second best in every department....
Exciting Times in Store for Mills Group
Byline: By Graeme King In his giant office on the third floor of the striking Mills Group headquarters in Whitley Bay, Nigel Mills maps the route forward for his fast-growing retailer. What started as just 11 newsagents in 1986 has already grown...
F1: Schumacher on Brink of a Sixth
Byline: By Ian Gordon Michael Schumacher is on the verge of a record-breaking sixth world championship after triumphing in a wet-and-wild United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis last night. The German needs just one point from the season finale...
Family Silently Fulfils a Pledge
Byline: By Neil McKay Family and friends of a County Durham man who died because of negligent Greek doctors last night staged a moving vigil at his graveside - to let him know justice has finally been done. Last week a court on the holiday island...
Family's Vigil at Victim's Graveside
Family and friends of a County Durham man who died because of negligent Greek doctors last night staged a moving vigil at his graveside - to let him know justice has finally been done. Last week a court on the holiday island of Rhodes found three...
Farmers Warned of Threat to Milk Yields
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Lungworm infection may be severely affecting milk yield in Northern dairy herds, farmers have been warned. Unless diagnosed immediately, infection could impair overall cow performance over winter, according to Penrith-based...
Fish Has Proved Food for Thought
Byline: By Lindsay Moss Children with learning difficulties in Durham have shown marked improvements after taking supplements of fatty acids such as fish oil, research revealed yesterday. A six-month trial involving more than 100 children turned...
Fluoridation Call to Improve Dental Health
Fluoride should be added to water supplies South of the Tyne in an effort to protect people's teeth, a North-East expert said last night. Dr Ray Lowry, a senior lecturer in dental public health at Newcastle University, has studied the effects of...
Forest of Steel Latest Scheme for Kielder
They are not trees, they have no leaves and they are made of metal, but 5,000 of them are set to be planted at Kielder Forest - all in the name of art. Commissioned by regeneration body, the Kielder Partnership, a new sculpture made up of 5,000...
Fourth Group One Victory for Falbrav
Byline: By Nick Grant Falbrav was in good order yesterday following his brilliant performance in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Luca Cumani's five-year-old recorded his fourth Group One success of the season - and his first...
From the Floor
Byline: By Kevin Rowan I, like many people, had a couple of jobs while still at school. A milk round in the morning and a paper round in the evening ensured I was able to buy the latest album by The Jam the day it was released. For the majority...
GM Crops Already Cause Problems
The European Commission in Brussels has announced new guidelines on GM crops stating that "no form of agriculture (conventional, organic, GM) should be excluded from the EU". Unfortunately, the inclusion of GM crops could result in the drastic reduction,...
Goals Drought Threat to Pool
Hartlepool are now unbeaten at home in a League game for over a year, a run stretching back 22 games. But inconsistency in front of goal is threatening to hold back their excellent start to the season. However, manager Neale Cooper is on the...
Hands off Our Moor
Byline: By Louella Houldcroft A proposal to develop Newcastle's famous Town Moor as an urban park was met with horror by people out enjoying the 800 acres of grassland yesterday. The Town Moor was put forward last week as one of Britain's worst...
Hartlepool United 0, Brighton 0
Hartlepool are now unbeaten at home in a League game for over a year, a run stretching back 22 games. But inconsistency in front of goal is threatening to hold back their excellent start to the season. However, manager Neale Cooper is on the...
Hatton Set for Biggest Fight Yet
Ricky Hatton disposed of Argentinian Aldo Rios at the end of the ninth round at Manchester's MEN Arena on Saturday night to set up the biggest fight of his career. Hatton can expect a world-class test when he makes the 11th defence of his WBU light-...
Home Is Just the Job for 30,000
Byline: By Amanda Crook A technological breakthrough which allows call centre employees to work at home could save thousands of North jobs, it was claimed last night. Jarrow-based Amicus Outsourcing has developed a system which would allow the...
It's Time to Listen Mr Blair
In times of trouble there's nothing quite so comforting as having friends rally round - and few will argue that Prime Minister Tony Blair has more than a few problems at the moment. Former ministers Stephen Byers, Peter Mandelson and Alan Milburn...
Juninho-Free Zone Comes Up Trumps
Byline: By Jack Pickering Steve McClaren's decision to ditch style in favour of solidity has worked wonders. Within a week Boro have gone back to basics and turned their season around with three 1-0 wins. McClaren's team is now a Juninho-free...
Kenyan Tergat Breaks Marathon Time Barrier
Byline: By David Martin Kenya's Paul Tergat won the first marathon of his career - and took the distance into a new era with victory in Berlin yesterday. The five-times World Cross Country champion became the first man to break the two hours...
Key Brands Set to Fall into Focus
Byline: By Ben Griffiths And John Bingham On a relatively quiet week for major corporate results, companies spanning fashion to football are set to make the news. City merchant bank Close Brothers has been experiencing tough trading conditions...
Legal Bid Halts US Ghost Fleet
Byline: By Alison Dargie An 11th-hour legal challenge from environmentalists in the United States could scupper plans to import a "ghost fleet" of ageing ships to the North-East. Plans to tow the 13 ships from their mooring in Virginia to the...
`Mafia' of Allies Acting as Unofficial Think-Tank
The North-East "mafia" that once dominated Tony Blair's Cabinet is being reformed behind the scenes - as the Prime Minister's personal unofficial think-tank. Leading modernisers Stephen Byers, Peter Mandelson and Alan Milburn have all left Mr Blair's...
Maximum Points, Minimum of Fuss
Byline: By Paul Gilder A delighted Mick McCarthy was experiencing one of his more enjoyable evenings in the Press conference room at the Stadium of Light on Saturday when a fractious Kevin Dillon came bustling in through a side door. "Are you...
Middlesbrough 1, Southampton 0
Byline: By Jack Pickering Steve McClaren's decision to ditch style in favour of solidity has worked wonders. Within a week Boro have gone back to basics and turned their season around with three 1-0 wins. McClaren's team is now a Juninho-free...
Milan Bid to Keep Rivaldo
Byline: By Cindy Garcia-bennett And Luke Edwards Rivaldo may still have a future at AC Milan after vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed he has asked the Brazilian to stay on at the San Siro. The World Cup winner, linked with Newcastle, Middlesbrough...
Milan Make Bid to Keep Star Rivaldo
Byline: By Cindy Garcia-Bennett and Luke Edwards Rivaldo may still have a future at AC Milan after vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed he has asked the Brazilian to stay on at the San Siro. The World Cup winner, linked with Newcastle, Middlesbrough...
Nationwide League Review
Tim Cahill ensured the first London derby between West Ham and Millwall in 10 years ended honours even with a second-half equaliser for the Lions at Upton Park. David Connolly had given the Hammers the lead but Millwall fought back in front of a...
New Centre Will Be Focus of International Enterprise
Byline: By Howard Walker Small businesses from around the world will soon be operating from a new centre in the North-East following the start of building work on the Gateshead International Business Centre. A joint initiative between Gateshead...
Northern Alliance Round-Up
Byline: By Bill Gardiner West Allotment Celtic have a heavy involvement in cup competitions just now and having beaten Horden to keep their options open in the FA Vase they are due down in Yorkshire this weekend. As Northumberland FA's representatives...
Northern Marts
Hopes Auction Company Limited held their weekly sale of Primestock when there was an entry of 183 prime cattle and 806 prime lambs including Ewes. PRIME CATTLE A similar entry of cattle met a dearer trade for a poorer show. Bulls maintained last...
North Experts Ready to Be World's Troubleshooters
Byline: By Howard Walker The North-East could be set for a multi-million-pound boost bringing scores of high-level jobs under plans to market the region as a global centre of excellence in data storage and recovery. Regional development agency...
Officials Blamed for Carlisle Defeat
Swansea retained their stranglehold at the top of the Third Division, with two goals in five minutes to condemn Carlisle to a third home defeat of the season. It was harsh on the Cumbrians, who were the better side for long spells in the game. ...
Oster Winning over His Critics
Byline: By Paul Gilder Mick McCarthy is confident that John Oster is starting to prove himself to even his fiercest critics with the manner in which he has revived his stalled career at the Stadium of Light this season. The Welsh international...
Pensioner Dies in Bus Stop Tragedy
Byline: By Neil Mckay A county Durham community has been shocked by the death of a retired gardener who was killed by a car as he waited at a bus stop. Norman Hope, 68, who lived alone in Derwent Crescent, Leadgate, near Consett, County Durham,...
Plea on Missing Chatroom Youth
Byline: By Gemma Collins Police searching for a missing teenager who had recently started to visit internet chat rooms have urged a caller to the incident room to ring back. Darren Freeman, 15, was last seen on his college campus at lunchtime...
Please Show Them What It's All about, Alfie
Byline: By Luke Edwards It is fitting that Alfie are about to hit the road with The Flaming Lips. After all, it took them eight albums to combine critical with commercial success. Before 1999's The Soft Bulletin, The Lips were little more than...
Pounds 6,750 Award for Injury to Worker
Byline: By Neil McKay Bar worker Amanda Hamilton is pounds 6,750 richer today after she was awarded compensation for a fall at work in which she broke an arm. Mother of two Ms Hamilton, 31, had to rely on the help of her son Bradley, 10, to get...
Quakers Make It Four on Trot
Darlington ended a tough week at the Reynolds Arena in style with their fourth successive home win. Chairman George Reynolds was a loser when he locked horns with the borough council, which refused him permission to hold a car boot sale. But...
Regional Rugby Round-Up
Byline: By Alan Hedley Much has been made of the link between Darlington Mowden Park and Newcastle Falcons. The closer ties between the Premiership big boys and the National Division Three side extends to Park having access to Falcons players...
Reviews
Byline: By Luke Edwards Album of the week Tim Deluxe/The Little Ginger Club Kid HE may be his great mate, but Darren Emerson might have a problem because it looks as though Deluxe has made the dance album of the year. House in focus, but...
Rock Solid
Byline: By Simon Rushworth As muse, Nickelback and Limp Bizkit join The Darkness in bringing rock to the masses this month it is worth noting this clutch of new kids on the soft metal block are simply treading a well worn path. And as a nation...
Schumacher on Brink of a Sixth
Byline: By Ian Gordon Michael Schumacher is on the verge of a record-breaking sixth world championship after triumphing in a wet-and-wild United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis last night. The German needs just one point from the season finale...
Share Watch
Byline: By Gary Fawcett Since hitting a low in March this year, stock markets have rallied on the hopes of a sustained economic recovery. A key feature of the "Baghdad Bounce" has been the outperformance of smaller capitalised companies. Prior...
Show Them What It's All About
Byline: By Luke Edwards It is fitting that Alfie are about to hit the road with The Flaming Lips. After all, it took them eight albums to combine critical with commercial success. Before 1999's The Soft Bulletin, The Lips were little more than...
Simon Albrights Diary of Zara Years in a Bubble
Zara, my daughter, came to stay in this land of tears after what seemed at the time to be a rather lengthy diagnostic process. The following account is my recollection of her stay, which I hope will be of some help to future parents, showing as it...
`Smallest' Show Is Still Growing
Byline: By Chris Foote Wood County Durham's newest and smallest agricultural show at Langdon Beck in upper Teesdale is now firmly established - and growing. The Langdon Beck Show started in the year 2000 as a result of a discussion in the local...
'Smallest' Show Is Still Growing
Byline: By Chris Foote Wood County Durham's newest and smallest agricultural show at Langdon Beck in upper Teesdale is now firmly established - and growing. The Langdon Beck Show started in the year 2000 as a result of a discussion in the local...
Smith out to Forge Place in Cats' Elite
Byline: By Paul Gilder Sunderland striker Tommy Smith admits that he has a major fight on his hands if he is to secure a first-team place at the Stadium of Light on a regular basis. But the former Watford favourite, who made his Black Cats debut...
Souness Refuses to Name the Guilty
Graeme Souness blamed defensive lapses as Blackburn went down at home to Fulham's expert smash-and-grab merchants yesterday. It was Rovers' third consecutive home defeat and provided further evidence that Lorenzo Amoruso is struggling at the heart...
Speedway: Bjerre Comes Ninth
Newcastle's Kenneth Bjerre was ninth in last night's Premier League Riders Championship at Sheffield, winning the second of his five races but ending up with a total of seven points. Finishing last in his third ride cost the young Dane heavily as...
Spy in Sky Promises Bonanza for Inventor
Byline: By Howard Walker Predicted petrol price rises have led to a rash of inquiries for an innovative satellite tracking system developed and built in the North-East. The promise of higher petrol duty next month, coupled with a decision from...
Suicide Theory in Death of Rating
Byline: By Dave Black A young recruit who died within days of joining a Royal Navy training base in Cornwall may have jumped to his death, the Navy said last night. Guy Benton, 19, of Northumberland, died in hospital on Thursday from injuries...
Sun Bird Looks for Boost
Byline: By Keith Hamer Sun Bird can boost his claims for the Tote Cesarewitch by winning the Tote Buttonhook Rated Stakes at Hamilton today. The Richard Allan-trained five-year-old, who has been allotted 9st 3lb in the second leg of the autumn...
Sun Bird Looks for Cesarewitch Boost
Byline: By Keith Hamer Sun Bird can boost his claims for the Tote Cesarewitch by winning the Tote Buttonhook Rated Stakes at Hamilton today. The Richard Allan-trained five-year-old, who has been allotted 9st 3lb in the second leg of the autumn...
Sunday Paper Share Tips
Sunday Telegraph WE tipped Compass Group, the contract caterer, at 310p in December. The shares have risen steadily to close last week at 348.75p. The market is beginning to warm to its less ambitious approach to acquisitions. Having been famous...
Tergat Breaks Marathon Time Barrier
Byline: By David Martin Kenya's Paul Tergat won the first marathon of his career - and took the distance into a new era with victory in Berlin yesterday. The five-times World Cross Country champion became the first man to break the two hours...
The Journal: Today's Voice of the North
It's time to listen Mr Blair - In times of trouble there's nothing quite so comforting as having friends rally round - and few will argue that Prime Minister Tony Blair has more than a few problems at the moment. Former ministers Stephen Byers,...
The World's Troubleshooters
Byline: By Howard Walker The North-East could be set for a multi-million-pound boost bringing scores of high-level jobs under plans to market the region as a global centre of excellence in data storage and recovery. Regional development agency...
Three-Up Lisbie Told to Net More
Charlton manager Alan Curbishley congratulated Kevin Lisbie on his memorable hat-trick then told his striker: "You must score more goals." Lisbie stunned Liverpool with an impressive treble as Charlton came from behind at The Valley to win 3-2 and...
Thunder Set for February Return
Gateshead Thunder will kick off their fourth season since reforming on February 1 next year. The Tynesiders, yet to finish outside the bottom three, will take part in a revamped Arriva Trains Cup qualifying campaign reduced from ten to eight games...
Two-and-a-Half Years to Burst out of Bubble
Byline: By Amanda Crook Little Zara Albright has spent more time in her bubble than any other child to be treated at the North's bubble unit. She went into the sterile bubble aged six months and was not able to leave until she was three. Zara,...
Viewers Don't Want to See the 'Ender Grant
Byline: By Will Batchelor Grant Mitchell has been voted as the soap character most television viewers want to see back on their screens. The EastEnders hard man, played by Ross Kemp, was picked by one in five soap fans asked who they would most...
Views on Europe Will Hit Lib Dems
The Lib Dems are no doubt wallowing in self congratulations after their extra- ordinary mid-term triumph at Brent East. I would, however, caution optimism on their long-term electoral prospects. The European issue will certainly play long and...
We Didn't Bother to Turn Up - Reid
Beleaguered Peter Reid could not defend his Leeds side following their hammering at his old club Everton yesterday afternoon. The Leeds manager saw his team drop into the Premiership relegation zone and said: "We were second best in every department....
We're Getting There - O'Brien
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Andy O'Brien is confident the most promising week of Newcastle's troubled season is proof enough that United can rescue the club's stuttering campaign. The Irish international insists the Magpies can take heart from...
Westwood Shows His Strength on the Links
Byline: By Mark Garrod You never would have believed it six weeks ago, but Lee Westwood won again yesterday - this time against one of the strongest fields in Europe. Showing the nerve that never deserted him during his two-year slump, Westwood...
Westwood Shows Strength on the Links
Byline: By Mark Garrod You never would have believed it six weeks ago, but Lee Westwood won again yesterday - this time against one of the strongest fields in Europe. Showing the nerve that never deserted him during his two-year slump, Westwood...
Willing to Travel - Strings Attached
Byline: By David Whetstone, He Journal It is nice to go out and enjoy yourself but much nicer to enjoy yourself for a good cause. The sentiment appeals to a man who will be helping people to enjoy themselves in Newcastle on Friday - the cellist...
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