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 December 19, 2009

A Century of Bird Ringing Reveals Fascinating Facts; ENVIRONMENT Editor TONY HENDERSON on a Centenary Celebration for the North East's Bird Ringers
Byline: TONY HENDERSON IT'S the 100th anniversary of bird ringing in Britain and Tyneside ringer Brian Little has been at it for more than half of that time. Brian, who lives in Blaydon in Gateshead, starting ringing in 1955. He is chairman...
Acknowledgements
HAMBLEY (Heworth). The family of the late Ralph would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards and letters of condolence, flowers and contributions to NEASAG. A very special thanks to Fr. Patterson for his comforting service....
A Club Just Too Used to Losing
Team News: Steve Bruce must decided whether to risk Lee Cattermole from the start after a two-month absence with knee ligament damage. Lorik Cana's onematch suspension may force his hand. John Mensah returns to the centre of defence but Bolo Zenden...
Add a Touch of Glam to Your Table; IS Your Christmas Table Often an Afterthought? KAREN WILSON Gets Some Tips from the Experts for Making It Look Truly Memorable
Byline: KAREN WILSON WE deck the halls, gift wrap the presents and dress up in our finery for Christmas Day - but often the dining table gets left to the last minute. But it only takes a little imagination and a few decorative touches to make...
All Present and Correct for Army's Pounds 10 Festive Challenge; THE Salvation Army Challenged HANNAH DAVIES to Buy Stocking Fillers for Five Members of Her Family for Pounds 10 from Their Newcastle Shop. She Took Them Up on the Offer
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES FOR many people this is a "recession" Christmas. But the fact we are saving more and spending less doesn't mean that Christmas needs to be any less festive. At least that's what Helen Hill, manager of Newcastle's Salvation...
An All-Time High for a Single Month of Public Borrowing
PUBLIC borrowing hit an all-time high of pounds 20.3bn for a single month in November giving further evidence of the impact of the recession. The figure is not as bad as the pounds 23bn feared by economists but still takes net borrowing for the...
Anger after Thieves Target Auschwitz; Bosses' Fury as Death Camp Sign Stolen
Byline: Dan Warburton THE infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz memorial site with the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" -German for "Work Sets You Free" - has been stolen. Police believe it was stolen between 3.30am and 5am yesterday, when...
Australia Collapse Revives Windies
IT WAS a third day of dramatic collapses in the third Test at the WACA, with Australia slumping to 137 for eight in their second innings after bowling West Indies out for 312 to set up the game for either side to win today. The Windies looked out of...
'A Very Good Friend Once Made out of a Twig, Which Gave Me a Pencil Was Very Poor' MY CHRISTMAS KAREN WILSON and HANNAH DAVIES Speak to Some of the My Place People We've Interviewed over the Past Year to Discover What They're Doing for "My Christmas"
Byline: KAREN WILSON ; HANNAH DAVIES OLYMPIC SWIMMER CHRIS COOK What will you be having for Christmas dinner? This year my wife Erica and I will be hosting our parents for Christmas so the pressure is really on to deliver! We have plans to cook...
Beauty Bible
Byline: Liz Lamb STILL stuck for what to buy someone special for Christmas? Why not indulge them with a beauty gift set. LIZ LAMB brings you some of the best. DARPHIN Eye Experts pounds 64 ww.darphin.co.uk Contains eye cream, serum for dark circles...
Billy Has Points to Make
BILLY Davies will put sentiment to one side as Nottingham Forest seek to extend their unbeaten run to 14 Championship matches at Preston tonight. The Forest boss spent four years at Deepdale, managing the club between 2004 and 2006 and guiding them...
Birthday Honours as Sage Turns Five; DAVID WHETSTONE Reports on Some of the New Appointments and Approaching Highlights at the Sage Gateshead
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE THE message coming out of The Sage Gateshead during this fifth birthday weekend is that the next five years will be even better than the last. Boss Anthony Sargent, having originally pledged 10 years to the Sage project...
Blair Couldn't Have Survived the Truth
Byline: PAUL LINFORD OVER the past week, the world's politicians have been focused on the future, specifically on how to combat the threat of climate change that promises some very uncertain futures for tens of millions of their people. As I...
Blue Square North
AS his daughter and son-in-law regaled him with tropical tales of their recent sundrenched honeymoon in the Maldives, all Mick Tait could think about was the Spartans, and the snow. Blyth will make a decision this morning as to whether their Blue...
Boost for Massive Project at Mines
Byline: Dave Black R ESTORATION plans agreed for three neighbouring opencast mines in Northumberland have been hailed as a boost for hopes of turning a pounds 280m regeneration vision into reality. The reclamation schemes covering 2,500 acres of...
Britain Suffers in Chill - but There's Still a White Wedding
HEAVY snow derailed the great Christmas getaway yesterday as swathes of Britain were brought to a halt by the big freeze. Power cuts, transport mas yhem and 1,500 school closures plunged festive preparations into chaos. But amid the gloom, as...
Bruce: I'll Not Buy Just for Sake of It; Bruce Will Not Spend for the Sake of It
Byline: Steve Brown STEVE BRUCE insists he will not rush into the New Year sales simply for the sake of it. Sunderland are comfortably ensconced in mid-table as the Premier League season nears the halfway mark, but while inconsistency threatens...
Christmas Made Perfect; HANNAH DAVIES Speaks to Party Planner Tina Dolder on How She's Bringing Bling to the North East's Party Scene and Creating the Perfect Christmas
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES TINA Dolder is a glamorous 40-year-old. With a mane of thick chestnut hair and a dazzling smile, she is brimming with enthusiasm about the forthcoming festivities. Her Christmas Day sees around 24 people around the table,...
Christmas Norwegian Style; THE Trees Are Lit and Carols Are Being Sung. ALASTAIR GILMOUR Looks at Christmas Celebrations at Home and in Norway
Byline: ALASTAIR GILMOUR WE ALL know what happens at Christmas. Santa gets stuck up the chimney and Dad snoozes after The Queen's broadcast. But how do our near-neighbours celebrate? Are Norwegian Christmas dinners trimmed with roast turkey and...
City Expansion Good for the Game, Says Red Devils Fan Bardsley
Byline: Mark Douglas PROUD Salford lad Phil Bardsley may have grown up a Manchester United fan, but he believes that the advances of Mark Hughes' City are good for the game. The Sunderland right-back is hoping for a recall this afternoon for...
Coroner Rules on Deaths of Sisters; Tragedy Was Avoidable Says Inquest Verdict
Byline: Linda Richards THE tragic death of two sisters crushed by a collapsed folding bed in Spain was avoidable, a coroner has said. Mildred Bowman and Alice Wardle, from Gateshead, suffocated over four days after becoming trapped in the bed...
Cromwell's Death Mask Goes on Show; Exhibition to Reveal Impact of Civil War
Byline: Tony Henderson VISITORS to an exhibition on the impact of the English Civil War on the North East will come face to face with Oliver Cromwell. What is believed to be an original death mask of Cromwell will be the centrepiece of the event...
Deaths
BUCKTHORPE (Spittal). Peacefully at home on 18th December, Martin (Bucky), aged 82 years, beloved husband of the late Peggy, much loved father of Lynda, Shirley and Karyn and a loving grandfather and great grandfather to all the family. Funeral Service...
Dedicated Fans Put Their Shirt on United Campaign; New Addition to Castle Keep
Byline: Alastair Craig IT was worn first by the Angel of the North - and now another Tyneside landmark has donned the famous number 9. The legendary 30ft Alan Shearer shirt which starred in a stunt by fans 11 years ago was given a second airing...
Derby Win? Don't Take It as Red, Says Chris
Byline: Mark Douglas CHRIS Hughton and Communism make unlikely bedfellows but, as he prepares to repel the invading red army from Teesside tomorrow, the Newcastle United manager has revealed his little-known contribution to the struggle for a 'world...
Donovan Offers Toffees a Quick Fix
EVERTON boss David Moyes believes the arrival of Landon Donovan in January will give his side a much-needed shot in the arm. Moyes confirmed today the USA striker will join the Toffees on a short-term loan deal when the transfer window opens next...
Don't Let Festivities Get in Way of Training; EXERCISE Expert DAVID FAIRLAMB Shows You How to Stay in Shape over the Festive Season
Byline: DAVID FAIRLAMB DECEMBER is often a tough month to stay disciplined with training, food and alcohol. The lure of Christmas parties and nights out are a big test. Making a choice to limit the amount you eat or drink and stay as disciplined...
Drugs Hunt Police to Swab Rural Pubs; Basins Can Show Signs of Narcotics
Byline: Sophie Doughty POLICE are sweeping rural pubs for traces of illegal drugs. In a bid to rid the bars in North Northumberland of deadly substances officers are using special DNA-style swab kits to find out if any narcotics are being taken...
Duel in the Pool Turns Landslide as Phelps Helps USA in Battle with European Stars; Swimming
THE British Gas Duel in the Pool may have marked Michael Phelps' first competitive appearance in the UK but it soon became clear the USA were threatening to inflict a massacre on the E-Stars. More than 2,000 spectators heralded the pre-event introduction...
Eagles Capitalise as BBL Leaders Lose
Essex Pirates 46 Newcastle Eagles 97 THE Newcastle Eagles delivered an early Christmas present for their fans with a superb away win in Essex last night, writes JEFF KING. The Eagles victory was build on a platform of intense defence and converting...
Elementary Win for Ian; Double Triumph for Don Giovanni at Holmside Hall
LOCAL instructor Ian Brown rode Marisa Sharp's striking grey gelding horse Don Giovanni to win both sections of the Open Elementary dressage classes at Holmside Hall, scoring 67% and 70.6%. Ian, who has ridden the horse for six months, was offered...
England's Fresh Hope after On-Song Swann Takes Flight; Magical Knock from Off-Spinner Hauls Tourists: Back into First-Test Contention
Byline: David Clough Graeme fired up after Broad controversy GRAEME Swann's uncomplicated counterattack hauled England thrillingly back into a seesaw first Test against South Africa at Centurion. The tourists had seemed sure to concede a match-defining...
Eventful Story of Poppies; BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
Byline: STEVE BROWN AND you thought North East football was crazy. Try Kettering Town. After a pitch inspection at the International Stadium, the Poppies bussed up to Gateshead yesterday -an hour late, since some players struggled to make departure...
F1 Legend Is 'Set to Make His Return' MOTOR SPORT
MICHAEL Schumacher has informed Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo there is a "strong possibility" he will return to grand prix racing with the new Mercedes-Benz team next season. The seven-time world champion is employed as an advisor to Ferrari,...
Falcons Slump to Defeat in France; Newcastle Still Top of Group
Montauban 24 Newcastle Falcons 19 NEWCASTLE Falcons had to be content with a losing bonus point at a snowy Stade Sapiac last night, but the Falcons still retain their place at the top of Pool 5 in the Amlin Challenge Cup. A penalty from Montauban's...
Financial Worries Curb Festive Extravagance
Financial worries curb festive extravagance FOUR out of 10 families plan to spend less this Christmas than they did last year because of financial worries, according to a new survey. Parents said they thought they would spend an average of pounds...
Food Glorious Food; STEPHEN GOVE on the Luxurious Way to Discover the Tasty Delights of Shropshire
IF your idea of a tasty short break involves fine dining then get yourself down to Shropshire. Fishmore Hall is a Regency-style boutique hotel situated on the outskirts of the lovely market town of Ludlow with fantastic views over the rolling Shropshire...
Freelander Has More Style
Byline: Steve Hughes LAND Rover will be celebrating the New Year with the introduction of a trio of new versions of its bestselling Freelander range. Having notched up sales of almost 45,000 of the current model in the UK so far, the newcomers...
Gateshead Goes Top of European Table; Passion and Commitment Is Rewarded
Byline: Robert Weatherall ANORTH East town has beaten off strong competition to be named European City of Sport 2010. Civic chiefs in Gateshead are celebrating after being granted the honour following a visit from a panel of judges earlier in...
Gloom as Loans to Firms Slide to a Record Low
Byline: Iain Laing BUSINESS lending slid by pounds 4.8 billion in October and loan growth fell to a record low, the Bank of England said today. Its Trends In Lending report said the level of loans to firms was 7.6% below last year during October...
Hero's Return as Skoda Octavia Gets a Facelift
Byline: Ian Johnson IT was 13 years ago when I was part of a somewhat cynical group which visited a brand new factory on an industrial complex near the Czech capital Prague to witness the birth of a new generation Skoda. I say cynical because...
Hopes of Climate Deal Rise at Talks; US and China Hit 'Agreement'
Byline: Laura Caroe UNITED States officials said America had reached a "meaningful agreement" on climate change with other major players such as China, India and South Africa last night. The deal was reached after a meeting between President...
How You Can Spend Less and Buy More; YOUR MONEY
AA right to purchase company shares normally lapses on the day employment ceases. However, in some cases, depending on the contractual basis on which the share option scheme has been established, there may be a right to purchase for a period after...
Hughes Has Found His Voice as a Boss
Byline: Simon Stone MARK Hughes can understand why Sir Alex Ferguson never identified him as a potential manager. When Ferguson looked around his Manchester United dressing room in 1994, there were some who stood out as management material. ...
Hughton Closes in on New Defender; but Carroll Is Not for Sale
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE United boss Chris Hughton has given his clearest indication yet that he will swoop for Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon in the January transfer window - as he reiterated that Stoke target Andy Carroll is...
Ice Hockey
Sheffield Steelers ............................. 6 Newcastle Vipers.............................. 3 PENALTY-KILLING again proved a major problem as the Vipers lost for the fourth time in succession. In the first of back-to-back games against the...
It's a Real Hot Property; New Version of Monopoly Selling Fast
Byline: Neil McKay IT is the fastest selling Monopoly ever in the UK. The Durham edition of the game is already on its third print run, according to makers. "Sales have been faster than anywhere else in the UK," said the man who is selling it...
I've Been to War for My Country, but They Won't Pay for My Cancer Drug; Treatment Taken off the NHS
Byline: Liz Walker AS a former soldier and paramedic he has devoted his whole working life to serving his country and community. But now, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, dad Chris Jarvie fears his country could turn its back on him by deciding...
Jobs Safe after Merck Takes over at Avecia
Byline: Andrew Mernin ABIOTECHNOLOGY firm has been taken over by a US pharmaceutical giant in a move that will safeguard 500 jobs on Teesside. Billingham-based Avecia Biologics will become part of Merck, which sells its products in more than...
Joe Not Worried by X Factor Backlash; Star's Mentor Cheryl Attacks Mean Campaign
Byline: Michael Wood SINGING sensation Joe McElderry has shrugged off the anti-X Factor campaign which has fuelled a keenly fought battle for the Christmas number one and conceded it was nothing personal. But he admitted he would be "disappointed"...
Jol Looks Forward to a Beautiful Game
AJAX boss Martin Jol last night described his side's meeting with Juventus in the last 32 of the Europa League as "a beautiful draw". The showdown between the two former European champions is the stand-out tie of the round, with the winner facing...
Lawyers Play Part in School Revolution
LAW firm Ward Hadaway has played a key role in a pounds 48m education project in Northumberland. The firm, which has offices in Newcastle and Leeds, advised The Church of England Diocese of Newcastle and the Duke of Northumberland''s Charitable...
Magpies Dancing to the Same Tune; Peter Lovenkrands Reckons the Team That Dances Together, Wins Together. MARK DOUGLAS Reports
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS UNITED ARE WORKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND Team News: Gordon Strachan is forced into a defensive reshuffle with Sean St Ledger ineligible and Seb Hines injured. Star winger Adam Johnson suffered a hamstring injury in the defeat...
Martin Gunning for Back-to-Back Victories
PABLO Martin has his sights set on claiming a second victory in seven days after taking the clubhouse lead in the South African Open. Martin, the only player to win European Tour titles as an amateur and a professional, won the Alfred Dunhill Championship...
Martin: Martin: Premier Premier Fixtures Fixtures Unfair Unfair
Byline: UNFAIR ADVANTAGE ASTON Villa boss Martin O'Neill has joined Arsene Wenger in criticising the Barclays Premier League fixture list ahead of today's home clash with Stoke. Arsenal manager Wenger claimed Hull would have an advantage for...
Men Who Shot Seabirds for 'Sick Pleasure' Jailed
TWO South Shields men were sentenced yesterday to five weeks in prison for the illegal killing of seabirds. Last month, Dane Ord and Paul Reed pleaded guilty at South Shields Magistrates Court to the intentional killing of nine kittiwakes with an air...
Merry Christmas from Moscrop as Doug Hands out Festive Awards
IT'S that time of year again. Readers have grown accustomed to my playing Santa to the racing world and handing out awards for the year. I trust the gifts are accepted in the festive spirit with which they are meant, while the awards are well deserved....
MP Poo-Poos Row; Minister Plays Down Dog Mess Confro Nta Tion
Byline: Michael Wood AGOVERNMENT minister yesterday admitted rowing with a train passenger who complained after the MP's dog fouled a railway platform. Solicitor General Vera Baird was embroiled in a confrontation at King's Cross railway station...
My Life
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD AND so that has been the Noughties and unless I''m very much mistaken, they have been rubbish. From Heat magazine and the gradual decline of Newcastle United to Clarkson and the other Top Gear bullies, the first decade...
Negative Reports Eventually Take Their Toll
Byline: Carmen Baylis FRIDAY saw the direction of the markets largely dictated by an influx of economic data. The results of a poll announced yesterday signalled that UK consumer confidence has weakened further in December following a similar...
Northern Alliance
Byline: BILL GARDNER IT looks as though the weather could play havoc with this weekend's fixtures and there were early casualties in the Pin Point Recruitment Northern Alliance. The Premier Division games involving Cramlington Town and Murton,...
Now Showing
ST TRINIAN'S 2: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON'S GOLD (PG) The naughty minxes from St Trinian's are back to their old tricks in a lacklustre sequel to the rambunctious 2007 comedy, involving a preposterous treasure hunt around London in search of stolen 16th-century...
Pamper Time; FANCY Spoiling a Loved One with a Little Pampering This Christmas or Help Them to Chill out in the New Year? LIZ LAMB and KATHARINE CAPOCCI Test out Two Great Pamper Packages
Byline: LIZ LAMB ;KATHARINE CAPOCCI FOR those who are stressed out by Christmas or feeling fragile after New Year then a pamper package is the perfect post-party treat. A dip in the pool, followed by a luxurious beauty treatment and then a girlie...
Parents Tell of Anguish as Soldier Killed in Nightclub
A TEENAGE soldier who died from head injuries inflicted during a fight in a County Durham nightclub had been due home to spend Christmas with his family. Andrew Gibson, who joined the Army two years ago, had been looking forward to a posting to Afghanistan...
Party Has Harry Up in Arms; Keane May Be in Trouble
TOTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp is set to punish players involved in a Christmas party organised behind his back last week with Robbie Keane's role as skipper under scrutiny. Redknapp was furious to learn about reports of 16 of his squad travelling...
Police Track Down Stolen Presents; Haul Found after Alert Sounded on Suspicious Van
Byline: Rob Pattinson POLICE have salvaged a little Christmas cheer for families in Gateshead after tracking down a group of criminals who stole Christmas presents to give to their own families. Thanks to members of the public who told police...
Pompey's Circumstances Suggest Victory; BEAT THE BOOKIE
Byline: NEIL HARNETT THE early kick-off in the Premier League today is an interesting clash between Portsmouth and Liverpool. The Reds returned to winning ways against Wigan in midweek, but they were far from convincing and are a best price of...
Pounds 3m Home Scheme to Help the Elderly; Complex Can Let Residents Stay in Town
Byline: Dave Black PLANS to build a flagship pounds 3m housing and care complex for older people in a remote Northumberland town have come a step closer. County councillors have given their support to the proposed 35-flat extra care housing scheme...
Ryanair Pulls out of New Fleet Talks
LOW-COST airline Ryanair has pulled out of talks with Boeing over a potential multibillion-dollar order for up to 200 new aircraft. The decision will result in a major change in strategy for the airline, which has no plans to reopen discussions...
Showbiznews
JENNIFER LOPEZ took husband MARC ANTHONY and their kids along to watch her perform on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. The 40-year-old star - who fell over while performing her new single Louboutins at the American Music Awards last month...
Skilltrainingltd Northern League
WHITLEY Bay aim to stretch their winning sequence to eight games by defeating Bishop Auckland to keep the pressure on leaders Spennymoor Town, writes MALCOLM PRATT. The Seahorses are just three points off the top and manager Ian Chandler is confident...
Snow Hitting Racing Hard
ASCOT'S big double-header of racing has been snowed off as the recent cold snap hit the racing schedule. Yesterday'smeeting was abandoned early in the morning, while today's valuable card, due to feature the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle, was called...
Special Ones Back on Familiar Ground; Mourinho and Beckham Given Last-16 Return
MANCHESTER United and Chelsea are both to be reunited with old flames in the Champions League last 16 after being drawn against David Beckham's AC Milan and Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan respectively. England midfielder Beckham, who won the Champions...
Staunton Will Not Give Up on Quakers
STEVE Staunton insists that he will not give up on Darlington's slender hopes of Football League survival despite the odds being overwhelmingly stacked against them, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The beleaguered Quakers have been up against it since they...
Step Back and Consider the Long Term; the Final and, Ofcourse, the Most Important Factor in Your Farming Business Is You
Byline: WILLIAM GREEN ARTICLES of advice, at this time of year with Christmas approaching, move from the specific to the general. This follows our inclinations at this time of year, traditionally a time to take stock and start making plans for the...
Stranded Motorists Can Stay Safe and Sound with Kit
Byline: Steve Hughes MOTORISTS are urged to take simple precautions to avoid becoming victims of the wintry weather that costs hundreds of lives every year. Research suggests that more than two thirds of people fail to leave their vehicles for...
Surf's Up for MINI Concept
Byline: Maurice Glover CLASSIC British pleasure transport will drive back to the future when this radical concept car is unveiled next month. BMW is reviving the ultimate fun-in-the-sun car of the 1960s with Beachcomber, its radical new take...
Switch Pays for Maguire
Not many people would have benefited from the loss of the top-class jumps card at Ascot, but Jason Maguire certainly did by switching his attentions to Uttoxeter and partnering a short-priced double aboard Predictive and Ernst Blofeld. While Ascot...
The Journal North Index
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This Girls' Night in Is Just the Thing to Recharge Your Batteries
A GIRLS' night in which includes pamper time, delicious snacks and a glass or three of vino is the perfect chill-out for those of you feeling the festive strain. But when it's a girls' night in at a chic quayside hotel in the centre of Newcastle...
Tiger Will Be in My Team, Vows Pavin; USA Captain Supports Star
Byline: Mark Garrod AMERICAN Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin wants Tiger Woods on his team at Celtic Manor in October and says his view of him has not changed since news broke of the world No 1's infidelity. "Everybody makes mistakes. I'm not going...
Tiguan Gives SUVs a Clean Bill of Health
Byline: Patrick James INNOVATIVE and adaptable car makers are gradually negating the myth of the four-wheel drive SUV as the gas-guzzling, toxic gas belching harbingers of Armageddon for the planet. There is no doubt that some still produce high...
Together Delivering Our Electric Dreams; Raft of Perks for Electric Cars Unveiled
Byline: Alastair Craig DRIVERS of electric cars should have the legal right to use North East bus lanes by the end of next year under plans unveiled yesterday by transport leaders. Car giant Nissan and regional development agency One North East...
Top Tips If You Prefer the Traditional Look
Jane Rutherford of department store Rutherford's of Morpeth has some advice on table dressing. Having recently given Lindisfarne Castle a Christmas makeover, the team at Rutherford's know a thing or two about creating a stunningly festive dining...
Treasures Will Add Lustre to Historic Hall; Pieces Reflect Families' Links with Royalty
Byline: Tony Henderson TWO treasures have been acquired for Seaton Delaval Hall, which was taken over this week by the National Trust. The success of the trust's 18-month fund-raising campaign, which was backed by The Journal, will see the hall...
Trouble on the Menu as Council Shuns Turkey
PENNY-PINCHING council bosses have ruffled feathers by serving up chicken instead of turkey for their staff Christmas dinner. to pay more for turkey. But one disgruntled staff worker said: "After everything staff have gone through in the last...
Unibond League Premier Division
THEY could take centre stage today, but Durham City would do so with Lee Collings waiting in the wings, writes STEVE BROWN. The City manager serves the second half of a club-imposed two-match touchline ban as the Esh Group Stadium plays host to...
Warning as Cold Snap Gets a Grip; More Snow and Ice on the Way
Byline: Sara Nichol SNOW problems for motorists - but joy for youngsters - in the North East yesterday.Temperatures struggled to get above 1C as the cold snap took its toll on the region, bringing with it treacherous driving conditions and long...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT JARROW manager Dave Bell has moved to strengthen his squad ahead of this afternoon's Sunderland Shipowners' Cup second-round tie at Scarborough Town. He has signed goalkeeper Mark English from Hebburn Town and he's included...
We Want Pair to Stay, Says Strachan
Byline: Steve Brown MIDDLESBROUGH are determined to hang on to Adam Johnson and Sean St Ledger despite renewed speculation suggesting the pair's futures lie away from the Riverside. Johnson becomes a free agent when his contract ends in the summer,...
We Will Get Back on Track, Says Turner
HARTLEPOOL boss Chris Turner is confident his side can reach their goal of a top-half League One finish this season, writes JAMES HUNTER. Pool take on Yeovil Town at the Victoria Ground this afternoon knowing their season is at a crossroads after...
Why We Could All Soon Pop out for a Hot Lunch; Top Restaurant to Supply Store
Byline: Sophie Doughty FOOD fans wanting a curry in a hurry will soon be able to pick up delicacies from one of Tyneside's finest Indians at a department store's deli. Punjabi restaurant Sachins, of Forth Banks, Newcastle, is teaming up with...
Winner Would Ease the Pain; but Now the Weather Threatens to Make Its Mark
AS far as the naps are concerned, if you have been following this particular star it wouldn't have brought you any cheer for the festive season. I couldn't win an argument at the moment. Some of my best bets have been placed at attractive odds but...
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