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 6, 2004

Aim at the Ideal Supply Partnership
Byline: By Ian Larnach Of Ian Larnach Associates, Procurement And Supply Chain Consultants. In my role as head of the Constructing Excellence supply chain task group I am continually looking at businesses that are incorporating procurement and their...
Aiming to Halt the Brain Drain
A scheme that places top students in digital companies has been so successful that participating companies have asked for more. The success is a result of an imaginative promotional campaign which ran earlier this year where a `digital hit-squad'...
Angry Warren Blasts Audley
Audley Harrison's chances of challenging British heavyweight champion Matt Skelton receded dramatically yesterday as a planned Press conference announcement was replaced by a war of words. Skelton's promoter Frank Warren labelled Harrison the most...
Axed Workers to Seek Pounds 1.1m Pay-Off
Byline: By Graeme King Axed workers from electronics company Circatex are claiming an extra pounds 1.1m in redundancy payments from their ex-employer. The 350 workers, represented by the Amicus union, are taking the failed company to an employment...
Bagpipes Win US Support
Byline: By Dave Black A world-renowned jazz musician has thrown his weight behind a campaign to avert the closure of a bagpipes museum. US saxophonist Marvin `Doc' Holladay has toured and recorded with Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke...
Barclays Put Soaring Profits in the Bank
Barclays yesterday unveiled a leap in half-year profits, crediting a strong performance across all its businesses. The UK's third biggest bank said pre-tax profits for the six months to June rose 23pc on the year to pounds 2.4bn, ahead of City forecasts...
Barratt Sell US Operation
Byline: By Guy Anderson Housebuilding giant Barratt has sold its United States division for pounds 91m to help fund the purchase of more land in the United Kingdom. The Newcastle-based company has shed Barratt American ( which builds up to 700...
Big Boys' Toys
Byline: David Williamson, but you can find quite a few on the internet. Great gadgets rarely fall from the sky, writes David Williamson, but you can find quite a few on the internet. LavNav Toilet Lighting System The majority of Californians...
Black Cats Have the Back Door Bolted Up
Byline: By Paul Gilder Sunderland skipper Gary Breen is confident the Black Cats possess the defensive personnel needed to successfully negotiate what threatens to be a tough start to their push for the Premiership. The Wearsiders will open their...
Blitzed? Somebody Must Be, Mr Blunkett
Byline: By Daniel Thomson David Blunkett caused amazement in the North last night when he claimed that a summer blitz on Britain's booze culture had made a "real difference" to violence and disorder in city centres. The summer-long police crackdown...
Botham's Jewels Stolen
Thieves have stolen jewellery worth pounds 70,000 from the luxury home of cricket legend Ian Botham, it was reported yesterday. The valuables were taken during a party at his mansion in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, according to a national newspaper....
Britain Made Favourites to Rule the World
Byline: By William Hayler Frankie Dettori, who will captain the Rest of the World team in tomorrow's Blue Square Shergar Cup meeting, is favourite with the sponsors to lead by example and claim the Silver Saddle prize for the leading jockey at meeting....
Butcher in Fitness Fight for Edgbaston
Byline: By John Curtis Mark Butcher will not take any risks on Twenty20 Cup finals day tomorrow ( even though he is keen to prove his fitness for England's third Test against West Indies. The Surrey and England batsman yesterday stepped up his...
Campaign to Fund Gospels Launched
Byline: By Paul Linford A fundraising drive to help bring the Lindisfarne Gospels home to the North-East has been launched by campaigners. Last month a delegation of North-East MPs met the chairman of the British Library, Lord Eatwell, to discuss...
Children Played with Toxic Switches
Scores of toxic mercury switches are missing from a disused factory where seven children had been playing. Doctors in South Tyneside have been put on alert after the scare, which saw the youngsters taken into hospital on Wednesday. An investigation...
Detective Challenged over Soham Murders Role
Soham detective Brian Stevens was dramatically challenged in court yesterday over his claim that he told Jessica Chapman's family she had been found dead. Stevens, 43, who is on trial at the Old Bailey for conspiring to pervert the course of justice,...
Dettori Set to Step Up Bid for the Title
Byline: By Anita Chambers Frankie Dettori has red hot form as he throws down his challenge for the jockeys' title and can add to his tally with a double at Newmarket this evening. The Italian will be on board the Godolphin duo of Imtiyaz and...
Do You Feel Safer Now?
Millions of people go out every weekend for a great night on the drink. Some can handle it, some can't. Those who can't handle it spoil it for the rest of society, often turning violent and abusive, littering our streets with beer cans, pizza boxes,...
Easterby Enjoys Happy Birthday
Byline: By Tom Peacock Peter Easterby celebrated his 75th birthday in style when saddling Mrs Moh for his son Tim to win the feature event at Haydock Park yesterday. The 12-1 chance came through to lead over a furlong out in the appropriately-named...
Eriksson Relieved at FA's All-Clear
Byline: By Mark Bradley Sven-GoranEriksson was last night "very relieved and pleased" at being given the go-ahead to continue as England coach after being cleared of any wrongdoing by the FA board. However, he should be in little doubt that any...
Family Bid for Second Deepcut Inquest
The family of a young soldier shot dead at the Deepcut Army training camp yesterday called for a second coroner's inquest. Cheryl James, of Llangollen, North Wales, was 18 when she died of a single bullet wound to the head in 1995. An inquest, held...
FA Slap Ban on Chelsea Striker
Byline: By Jim van Wijk Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman was last night handed a three-match domestic ban by the FA following his sending-off against Roma during last week's pre-season friendly in America. The pounds 5.3m summer arrival from PSV...
Friday Forum
Byline: By Fay Tinnion Twp weeks ago, Lord Eatwell, chairman of the British Library, accepted that the Lindisfarne Gospels have significant cultural importance to the North-East. He did so at a meeting with North MPs Joyce Quin, Stephen Byers...
Full-Pelt Flintoff Boost to England
Byline: By Richard Gibson Andrew Flintoff's availability in a full capacity should have made the England selectors' job more straightforward in choosing their 14-man squad for the forthcoming NatWest Challenge and ICC Champions Trophy. It was...
Fully Confident and Packed with Success
Byline: By Geoff Laws Summer, Sardinia and Sabatini: Geoff Laws goes south. There's something extra-indulgent about going out for a meal in the middle of the week. What could justify not eating from the freezer or rustling up something from...
Further Interest Rate Rise Feared
Byline: By Graeme King Businesses were hit by another hike in borrowing costs yesterday after the Bank of England lifted its base rate for the fifth time in nine months. The quarter of a percentage point increase to 4.75pc had been widely expected...
Gary Puts the Professionals in Their Place
Gary Lockerbie won the Northumberland and Durham Open at Matfen Hall yesterday ( beating the professionals with a closing six-under-par 66. Last year's English Amateur champion from Penrith finished two shots clear of Gary Donnison, who roared home...
Gebrselassie Signs Up to Run in GNR
Byline: By Paul Gilder Haile Gebrselassie, arguably the greatest distance runner in athletics history, has set his sights on breaking Paul Kosgei's course record after confirming that he will head a fascinating field at next month's BUPA Great North...
Government Offering Us a Very Expensive Talking Shop
The Journal reported research which showed possible savings in local government running costs should there be a North-East regional assembly. However, there is far from consensus about the potential for savings. An independent report conducted...
`He Came into My House with a Knife Looking for Bottles of Cider. Once He Tried to Hold My Daughter's Neighbour to Ransom'
Byline: By Andy Fletcher Caring for a child with drug or alcohol problems is a full-time occupation. In the second of a three-part series, Andy Fletcher meets a group of parents who have joined together to share their experiences. Elizabeth's...
Holmes in Big Wait on Athens Decision
Byline: By David Martin Olympic medal contender Kelly Holmes will not rush her decision about which distance to contest at the Olympic Games. Holmes completes her pre-Olympic racing programme tonight when taking on a top field in the IAAF Weltklasse...
Homeowners Hit Again as Bank Ups Interest Rate
Homeowners are facing further hikes in their mortgage repayments after the Bank of England raised interest rates for the third time in four months. The decision to put up rates by 0.25pc to 4.75pc will cost those with an average pounds 65,000 mortgage...
How China Can Affect the Rest of Us
Byline: By Jeremy Peat These things come to try us. Here we are, in the midst of a welcome phase of broad-based global growth, and we have to worry about such issues as what is going to happen to oil prices and whether China can manage a "soft landing"...
It's Sugary without Any Spice
When i was 13, Rick Astley and his gravity-defying quiff were never gonna give us up, Patrick Swayze sent every teenage girl into a swoon with his "dirty" pelvic thrusts and The Simpsons made their first TV appearance. In retrospect, I'm glad to...
It's the Good Life for Gadget Man
Byline: By Francesca Craggs Trevor Covington has a job anyone with a passion for gadgets would envy. As manager of the newly-expanded and refurbished Maplin Electronics store in Newcastle, he is surrounded by the latest hi-tech gadgets and gizmos....
Kyle the Example for Cats Rookies
Byline: By Paul Gilder Mick McCarthy has challenged Sunderland's rookie strikers to follow the example set by Kevin Kyle last season after insisting that he will not be drawn into panic-buying in an attempt to solve the club's attacking problems....
Labour Is Risking Votes in the North
Byline: By Ross Smith Labour will be told it is risking the votes of angry North-East workers next month, with a series of motions at the Trades Union Congress criticising Government policy. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, which...
Laura's Praise for Education in US
Byline: By Daniel Cochlin Laura Spence, the North student refused a place at Oxford University despite straight As at A-level, was at the centre of a new educational debate last night after claiming that US university standards are better than those...
Ljungberg Denies Link to a Highbury Departure
Arsenal winger Fredrik Ljungberg insisted he has no intention of leaving Highbury this summer ( even if Patrick Vieira departs for Real Madrid. Arsenal and Real looked to still be involved in a battle of wills as the Spanish club failed to sign...
Lynn Putts Himself into the KLM Lead
Byline: By Carl Markham David Lynn attributed the lowest round of his professional career to his success on the greens after an opening 63 gave him a one-stroke lead in the KLM Open in Holland. Lynn started superbly with birdies on the first...
McEvoy Ban Cut by Jockey Club
Byline: By Keith Hamer Kerrin McEvoy had a two-day riding ban cut to one day on appeal to the Jockey Club Disciplinary Panel yesterday. The Australian jockey was found guilty of careless riding on John Gosden's Feeat in the Vodafone Fillies'...
Murder Charge Father Released on Bail
A father charged with murdering his terminally ill son walked free from court yesterday after being granted bail. Andrew Wragg, 36, facing trial for murdering his 10-year-old son Jacob, who suffered with Hunter's syndrome, was released at Lewes...
NBA Demands Initiative over UTM Exports
Export opportunities for Under Thirty Month (UTM) cattle should be opened as early as possible in 2005 if the Department of Health (DoH) continues to ignore Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice, the National Beef Association has said. The FSA says...
New Contracts Mean More Staff for Mere Mortals
Games developer and outsource company Mere Mortals is growing rapidly on the back of a number of new business wins. Two new development contracts signed with UK publisher Oxygen Interactive have prompted the Newcastle-based company to take on four...
New Evidence of a `vCJD Timebomb'
Byline: By John Von Radowitz A variant CJD time bomb could be ticking in the British population, alarming new evidence suggested yesterday. The findings emerged from the case of a second patient believed to have contracted the human form of BSE...
Niall Opens Clinic He Helped to Fund
Byline: By Daniel Thomson Football hero Niall Quinn made a winning return to the North-East yesterday ( but not on the pitch. The former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland striker was back to officially open a new children's outpatient clinic...
Nicholas Craig Column
Byline: By Nicholas Craig Networking a there's no question it helps us get business but, for some, the traditional routes such as formal dinners or watching sport are there to be endured rather than enjoyed. A fresh way of meeting like-minded...
Noon Is Falcons Sevens Skipper
Byline: By Alan Hedley England Sevens winner Jamie Noon will lead the Falcons in the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham a week tomorrow. Newcastle will be banking on the nous of Noon, who was part on the winning England side at the Hong Kong Sevens...
North and South Row
Berwick Borough Council is concerned about the proposed new Northern Way Growth Strategy developed by the three Northern Regional Development agencies. They say the strategy concentrates future developments on "Newcastle Southwards". Former mayor...
Olympic Sale Defended
Byline: By Liz Hands The man accused of selling off part of a town's heritage yesterday defended his decision. Entrepreneur Ray Cowell promised to open a visitor centre based on memorabilia from RMS Olympic, sister ship of Titanic, when he bought...
Perfect Image and Onyx Link Up as One-Stop Shop
Byline: By Iain Laing Two of the North's biggest IT specialists are getting connected to form a strategic Tyne-Tees alliance. Newcastle-based technology expert Perfect Image has joined forces with Middlesbrough business internet service provider,...
Poetry in Motion for the Over-50s
Byline: By David Whetstone In a world where fortune often seems to favour the young, poet Jeanne Macdonald decided to provide an outlet for more mature people's creativity. Having established a poetry competition and a publishing house aimed...
Police Play Down Cash Crisis Fears
Byline: By Ross Smith Police forces in the North-East last night dismissed fears of an impending cash crisis ( but admitted funds could be tight in future years. A Conservative Party survey yesterday claimed police authorities across Britain...
Prople on the Move
Property management and investment specialist, Blandford Estates, have made a high-level appointment to take control of a new division. STEPHEN JOKELSON, 47, who has more than 25 years experience in the industry, will lead the new commercial property...
Putting a Zoom into the Movies
Byline: By David Whetstone Can you make a decent movie in a day? Richard Fenwick is going to give it his best shot, as he explained to David Whetstone Normally this Friday slot in The Journal is reserved for an interview with one of the film...
Quizzing on Attack
A man has been arrested following an assault on an elderly woman in South Shields. The 83-year-old woman was attacked as she left the Old Ship Inn in Sunderland Road, South Shields on Monday, July 12. A 20-year-old South Shields man was arrested...
Ray Sees Boro as a Real Deal in Europe
Byline: By Damien Spellman Ray Parlour is confident that Middlesbrough can make an impact in Europe after coming from behind to beat Real Mallorca. Boro were beaten soundly by Hansa Rostock in Germany at the weekend and struggled to cope in the...
Reliability Vital to Wheat
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Almost half of UK wheat growers and nearly two-thirds of serious milling wheat producers consider consistent performance in a variety more important than a high official yield rating, a new study shows. The first-ever...
Research Babies Buried
Byline: By Will Batchelor A funeral was held yesterday for 50 unknown babies whose bodies were secretly stored for medical research. At least 1,000 unidentified babies were kept at Liverpool University ( most of them foetuses of less than 28...
Robson Hones Plan of Attack
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Sir Bobby Robson will use this weekend's enforced break to decide how best to utilise his first-team firepower after controversially resisting the temptation to pair skipper Alan Shearer with Dutch international Patrick...
Scary Vision of the Future
Integration of man and machine is proceeding at a furious and frightening pace. The US Congress recently requested that, by 2015, one third of all army ground vehicles be unmanned. Earlier in the year, we used robots to explore the surface of Mars...
Shut Your Mouth!
Byline: By David Barrett People will have to keep their mouths shut on passport photographs from today, according to official guidelines. The UK Passport Service said photos showing travellers with their lips apart would confuse security scanners...
Simone's at Home Up Here
Byline: By Daniel Cochlin Daniel Cochlin talks to an Australian chiropractor in the latest in our series on talented professionals who are discovering It's Great Up North. Leaving the sun-kissed shores of Melbourne for a North-East winter may...
Sport Shorts
Olympics: The threat of a women's boycott of the Athens Games' tennis tournament was looming larger last night after German Olympic chiefs said they would not go back on their decision to exclude Anca Barna and Marlene Weingartner from their team....
Sport Shorts
Leicester manager Micky Adams has signed midfielder Scot Gemmill on a three-month deal. Released by Everton at the end of last season, Gemmill impressed while on trial with the Foxes in Scotland during pre-season. Gemmill said: "I was given the chance...
Still on the Move
Byline: By Bob Cuffe Last week we discussed the prompts for moving house. To me, boredom is a key factor. As we know, we're on this planet a short while. I'd like to rotate the view every now and again. Moving house is about fleeing justice ( but...
Summer Is Really Starting to Sizzle
Byline: By Robert Brooks Accents from around the globe will bring an international touch to Northumberland this week, as one of the biggest free festivals gets under way. Alnwick International Music Festival strikes up tomorrow, with hundreds...
Taking Your Kids to Another Planet
Byline: With Daniel Thomson Running out of ideas for keeping your children entertained this summer? If you could use some fresh ways to occupy your little monsters then www.planet-science.com could be the answer to your prayers. Packed with...
Teenager Injured
A teenager is in hospital with spinal injuries after falling 10ft from a rock as he and his friend tried to escape the incoming tide last night. The two 14-year-olds were trapped by the tide on the beach at Salterfen Rocks, near Ryhope Colliery...
The FA Statement in Full
"The FA board today met to consider the report of the inquiry into why on Monday, July 19, the FA allowed solicitor's letters to be issued and made statements based on misleading information. At the meeting the board spent many hours considering...
Toon Has a Sweet Tang
Byline: By Paul James Newcastle has narrowly missed out on the title of Britain's sweetest-smelling city, with only three places in the country spending more on deodorant. The city came fourth ( by a nose ( in a survey by supermarket Tesco in...
Tragic Worker Wore Wrong-Sized Shoes
Byline: By Neil McKay A care worker who died in front of her teenage daughter when she fell on a kitchen knife had been wearing the wrong-sized shoes. Linda Hayes, 51, of Watling Bungalows, Leadgate, County Durham, was carrying a chopping board...
United Seal off Training Ground
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Steve Harper last night admitted Newcastle's pre-season plans have been thrown into chaos by the spread of conjunctivitis. This is despite United's increasingly drastic measures to halt the eye infection from taking...
Van Nistelrooy Ruled out for a Month
Manchester United lost their leading scorer and pounds 300,000 last night ( without even playing a match. While the decision to refund all 15,000 supporters who bought tickets for the abandoned Vodafone Cup encounter with Urawa Red Diamonds will...
Watchdog Calls for Bigger Water Bills
Byline: By Liz Hands Problems with dis- coloured tapwater and flooding sewers will continue, a consumer watchdog predicted last night. The statement came after the industry regulator refused to allow huge water bill increases The Government's...
We're Not Stumped When It Comes to Fundraising
Byline: By Guy Anderson Durham County Cricket Club is considering plans to become the first ground in Britain with a stock-market listing. The club ( which last year became the first new British international test venue for more than a century (...
`Winning the Award Has Helped Open Doors for Us'
We continue our series profiling the winners of the North-East Business Awards 2003 with a look at Nonlinear Dynamics, winners of the export award, an area in which the company continues to excel. It was only 15 years ago Will Dracup was sitting...
Wynyard Park Milestone
Byline: By Iain Ling Developers of Wynyard Business Park have appointed Wearside construction group Bowmer and Kirkland to construct the first office building on the 500-acre scheme. Bowmer and Kirkland will be responsible for the design co-ordination...
Yacht Crew in Drama
A british man and woman were rescued from a yacht after claiming its skipper planned to sink the vessel off Spain's north-western coast, officials said yesterday. Crew members Ivan Holroyd and Rachel Rosen, from Wales, tied up the Scots skipper,...
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