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 25, 2003

A Blooming Wonderful Spirit of Community
Byline: By Karen McLauchlan Saltburn was shattered when its floral displays were left withered and dying after a mysterious poisoner spiked their water supply days before Britain in Bloom judges were due to arrive. Overwhelming community spirit...
A Massive Tourism Boost for NewcastleGateshead
The NewcastleGateshead Initiative has kicked off a massive new publicity drive across Europe which will bring thousands more overseas visitors to the city. The new campaign in Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden and Norway will further raise the...
Angel Sarah-Jane Earns Wings
Byline: By Karen McLauchlan Sarah-Jane Tetlow is certainly a high flyer - both in the world of work and in her free time. Karen McLauchlan met the skydiving champion. For a woman who's not keen on heights, Sarah-Jane Tetlow doesn't do badly....
Arc Shines New Light in Dark
Byline: By Karen McLauchlan This is going to be a big week for Stockton arts complex, Arc. The multi-million pound venue hit stormy waters in spectacular style in 2001, closing its doors after just three years in business. But on Saturday it will...
A Region Which Needs to Retain Bright Graduates
The North-East is fortunate to have so many good universities who offer a wide range of courses. It is becoming one of the main areas in the country to attract students, but are firms doing enough to retain them on qualification? "At Robert Muckle...
Assembly's New Chair Shares His Vision for the Future
Byline: By Brian Nicholls Brian Nicholls asks Bob Gibson, the new chairman of the North-East Assembly, for his vision of the region and the challenges the North-East needs to address. Bob Gibson firmly believes the North-East has a distinctive...
A Vision Realised
Byline: By John Anderson CBE, chairman of the North East of England Business & Innovation Centre The Newcastle-Gateshead bid was a bid for the entire North East - from the Scottish border to North Yorkshire - and one which many partners throughout...
A Warm Welcome Is No Less Than Visitors Deserve
Byline: By Graeme King and Helen Logan Tourism is big business in the North-East. Graeme King and Helen Logan take a look at how it is working wonders for the region's economy. Such has been the success of the Alnwick Garden it is already one...
Back from Brink and Thriving
Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services is a business that has a simple strategy - to go for growth. The business, which has its European headquarters in Stockton, has plans to double the size of its operation in the next two years, create jobs and continue...
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Copthorne Reports a Rise in Christmas Bookings
Confirmed by many as their preferred venue for conference and banqueting events, social functions and private parties, the Copthorne Hotel Newcastle has announced a staggering increase in the number of guests expected at functions throughout the 2003-2004...
Cracking Code Will Help Unlock Future Success Technology Field
A newly formed company has unveiled ambitious plans to boost high-tech industrial growth in the North-East and establish the region as a major force in the global marketplace. Codeworks - backed by an influential board of North-East business and...
Diary
September 29: North East Chamber of Commerce Sunderland open meeting, The Sandhill Centre, Sunderland, 4.45pm. Details on 0191 386 1133. September 30: TEESSIDE Safety Group meeting on Back to Health - Back to Work, Marton Country Club, Middlesbrough,...
Enthusiastic New Teams Form to Work on North Renaissance
Byline: By Karen McLauchlan and Helen Logan A new man at the helm of regional development agency One NorthEast is one of several key appointments made in the region. Karen McLauchlan and Helen Logan report. Alan Clarke first came to the North-East...
Excellence on a Global Scale, with a Global Presence
Durham University's cutting edge research facility on Teesside has a new man at the helm. And Ray Hudson aims to make the Wolfson Research Institute a leading light in the local, national and international arena of research and development. He has...
Firm Expands as Son Proudly Follows Father's Good Example
Byline: By Alan Plews The horizons of a North-East company stretches from the splendour of tropical islands such as Antigua in the Caribbean and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean to the Eastern promise of Hong Kong. Alan Plews reports. It began...
Flexible Team Thrives in Changing Circumstances
The collapse of American energy giant Enron caused major shockwaves throughout the world, including the North-East, where around 900 people were employed in a number of operations on Teesside. Thankfully the determination, skills and talents of...
Force Sees 12 Murders a Year but 40 Deaths on Roads
Byline: By Brian Nicholls Police in part of the North-East are adopting new approaches towards bad road users and accident figures are improving. Brian Nicholls reports. Police don't talk of road "accidents" in Northumbria force. To them, it's...
Formidable Tees Valley Team
Anyone who has played team sports knows the importance of having good players in the side. They also know that successful sides are those with good players who work hard for the team. If this recipe for sporting success can be applied to economic and...
From Student to Director in a Giant Leap for New Generation
Byline: By Guy Anderson The gap between the school and the boardroom is starting to close. Guy Anderson meets the captains of industry who reach the top before reaching 30. Moving up the ladder from an apprenticeship to the boardroom traditionally...
From the off - Driven to Design
Byline: By Peter Horbury A man with a say in the shape of some of the world's finest cars, Peter Horbury explains how his North-East background fashioned his ambitions and his values. When I went to see the careers master at school and told him...
Helping Hand Offered to Budding Entrepreneurs
Setting up your own community business can be just a pipe dream for many with the vision but not the training or money to make their ambition a reality. Now a lifeline is being thrown to budding entrepreneurs by an exciting new European-funded community...
High Class Buildings Find a New Lease of Life as Luxury Homes
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby and Eddie Johnson Rebekah Ashby and Eddie Johnson profile the state of play in the North-East property market. Sympathetic conversions of a variety of properties, such as the Wills cigarette factory and Great Ayton's...
Home Truths Highlight Rights of Teleworkers to a Fair Deal
It is estimated that over two million people in the UK use IT to help them work away from the traditional office environment. This growing body of people are known as "teleworkers". Pam Loch, an associate with Robert Muckle, considers some recent guidance...
Improving Language Skills Can Give Region Competitive Edge
An alarming one in five exporting companies in our region admit they have lost business abroad because of difficulties with language or understanding other cultures. But the Regional Language Network North-East has found at least some reasons to be...
It Has Taken Just 19 Years to Become an Overnight Success
For 19 years Urwin Garton Publicity has been at the forefront of advertising and marketing in the region and during that time the company has encountered vast changes in the industry. In recent years the agency role has changed considerably as clients...
Joining Forces to Make Region THE Place to Be
Byline: By Alan Plews Companies throughout the region are being given the chance to further their education and hone their information, communication and technology skills to give them a competitive edge. Alan Plews reports. An initiative has...
Katy's Varied Territory Has Plenty to Celebrate
Byline: By Guy Anderson and Alan Plews From the wilds of Northumberland to the seaside town of Saltburn, festival fever has been taking the region by storm as Guy Anderson and Alan Plews discovered. Katy O'Malley loves a challenge and it's just...
Learning from the Experts in North's Exports
Byline: By Graeme King The North-East is leading the UK for exporting. Graeme King examined the figures and spoke to the new holder of the region's Export Achievement of the Year award to find out more. It is perhaps to be expected that a region...
Make Your Big Idea Work
The Big Ideas Centre is the latest innovation to come out of the North East of England Business & Innovation Centre (BIC). Located at the BIC's riverside complex in Sunderland, it will provide a focus for innovation, entrepreneurial skills and...
New Beginnings for North Bank Site
As work begins to take shape to transform a derelict brownfield site in Stockton town centre into a thriving business park, David Slater, business group director at the Government Office North East, explains why sites such as these are vital to the...
New Leader Has Her Feet Firmly on the Ground
Byline: By Brian Nicholls Margaret Fay, the first woman to chair Regional Development Agency One NorthEast, is the sort of person the region needs more of, says Brian Nicholls. A new figure will shortly be showing an insatiable curiosity around...
Nitro to Explode into Action for Digital Sector
Four North-East universities have joined forces in a project that aims to help up to 180 SMEs and create an additional 150 jobs in the region's digital technology and media sector. European funding worth pounds 1.3m has been ploughed into the North...
Ordinary People Have a Hand in Great Advances against Illness
Byline: By Brian Nicholls With help from many local couples, genetics experts have put the North-East well ahead in global advances being made against incurable diseases. Brian Nicholls reports. Diseases long thought insuperable could be largely...
Paving the Way to a Better Future
Take a walk through Middlesbrough town centre and you can see the strides being made in transforming it into a vibrant, attractive and thriving centre for the Tees Valley. The way has been paved for a better future with millions of pounds ploughed...
Port to Host a Truly Fine Endeavour
The replica of Captain Cook's great ship of discovery, Endeavour, is setting sail for Teesside. She will be docking in Middlesbrough on October 17 where she will be berthed until November 3. "This will be a massive boost for Middlesbrough," said...
Pounds 2bn-Plus Power Play Is Part of a Shopping Trip
Byline: By Howard Walker The buy-out and subsequent flotation of Northumbrian Water was one of the biggest deals seen in the region this year. Howard Walker gets the inside story on how the deal happened. As a location for conducting a high-powered...
Pumping All Its Energies into an Active Year
Byline: By Brian Nicholls What a year it's turning out to be for Northumbrian Water, as it prepares to return, more broadly-based, to a full listing on the stock exchange. Brian Nicholls runs through the months. This year will go down in history...
Rare Butterfly Steals Back to Corus Reserve
Byline: By Matthew Pardo Small scale work on wild habitats at Corus's Teesside works is having a big effect. For the first time in years Grayling butterflies have been recorded at the company's Redcar site. Matthew Pardo finds out more. Buried...
Reaping the Rewards of a Greener View of Business
Byline: By Brian Nicholls More jobs, more small businesses and even cheaper goods could be some of the benefits of a "greener" economy. Brian Nicholls finds firms in the North-East willing to show how. We could create more jobs, more small firms...
Research Leads Business On
Alan Clarke, chief executive of One NorthEast, has officially launched three new Research Centres at the University of Teesside. The centres will all be based at Teesside Business School within the university, and are as follows: * Centre for Entrepreneurship...
Roadshow Puts Working Life in Balance with Easy Access
To coincide with the DTI and the Work Life Balance Trust's promotion of National Work Life Balance week, Robert Muckle's employment team has announced a series of seminar roadshows which it will be rolling out across the region over the next 12 months....
Singing the Successes of the North-East's Achievements
Byline: By Helen Logan and Howard Walker Helen Logan and Howard Walker chart some of the business events from the region over the last few months. Johnson Matthey Catalysts has invested pounds 800,000 in a production control centre at Haverton...
Summer Really Put Us in the Party Mood
Newcastle's reputation as a party city was richly deserved this summer as more than 15,000 revellers gathered along the banks of the Tyne. The Quayside shook to the sounds of top bands Moloko and Dirty Vegas as the Orange Evolution Festival reached...
Super-Hospital Plans on Show
Byline: By Amanda Crook Plans for the North's biggest hospital revamp have gone on public display around the region. Amanda Crook reports. The pounds 220m revamp of Newcastle's flagship hospitals will create up to 2,000 construction jobs over...
Tapping into People's Talent for Enterprise
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby A unique challenge has proved that anyone can learn how to become an entrepreneur with the right support and attitude. Rebekah Ashby reports. Ten members of the North-East public have completed a gruelling three-month...
Technology Event a Boost for Industry
The North-East's fast-growing hi-tech industries will get a boost next month from an international technology event in County Durham. InterTech 2003 is hoped to make a major contribution to achieving the Regional Economic Strategy's goal of building...
Top-Class Work Gets Plenty of Gold Stars
Byline: By Alan Plews It is certainly a case of school days being some of the best of your life for a firm of project managers and architects. Alan Plews reports. Guy Holmes keeps going back to school - and he loves every minute of it. He leads...
Town Centre Steps into Limelight
The future is certainly looking brighter in Middlesbrough - in more ways than one. Bold colours are now lighting up the town's skyline every night after the launch of a colourful plan to illuminate some of the Middlesbrough's most prominent landmarks....
Universities Are Key to the Region's Revival
The Government's recent White Paper on the future of higher education emphasised the importance of strengthening the link between business and higher education to improve both the country's economic competitiveness and the quality of life. It is...
Universities Are Spinning out a Web of Enterprise and Success
The North-East's five universities are set to contribute even more to the region's economy. Howard Walker looks at the rise and rise of university spin-out businesses. In times past, universities were looked upon purely as centres of academia. They...
Wilton Spreads Its Wings
Wilton on Teesside has been a location synonymous with top class chemical manufacturing for the last 50 years. Today the near 2000-acre site features a wide range of companies every bit as committed to manufacturing excellence as in the past. A...
`Young People Need a Voice in Future of North'
The Assembly and the Association of North-East Councils, with which it works, will continue to campaign for the reduction in regional disparities, trying to influence to the region's good the 2004 Spending Review, and the Lyons Review which is investigating...
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