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 May 24, 2003

Andrew's Itchy Feet Say It's Time to Move
Estate agent Andrew Coulson has got itchy feet again and is selling up his five-bedroom home after redecorating it from top to bottom. Andrew, who owns Northumbria & Cumbria Estates has been living in Anick Old House, in Anick, near Hexham,...
Battle of the Not Quite So Big Two
Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski could be in line for a Battle of Britain at Roland Garros after being selected in the same half of the draw for this year's French Open. The likelihood of both players making it to their respective semi-finals is, though,...
Batty on a Spree as Surrey Sizzle
Frizzell County champions Surrey took control of their clash with Essex and eased into a commanding lead at Chelmsford. The visitors began yesterday's morning session with a first-innings lead after posting 376 and then removing Essex for 252. ...
Bells Ring out with the Joy of Spring
Canterbury bells, once known as Coventry bells, are the most familiar of a huge range of campanulas or bellflowers. There are some 300 species, including our native harebell, from tall border plants to tiny alpines. Some are annuals, others biennials...
Black Cats Asked to Take a Pay Cut
Byline: By Simon Rushworth The urgent need for Sunderland to cut post-Premiership costs was further highlighted last night. Earlier in the day the club revealed that a number of players deemed surplus to requirements had been asked to take a...
Blaydon Facing Tough Challenge
Blaydon, in the unaccustomed position of second from bottom, will attempt to succeed for the first time in five attempts when visiting Gateshead Fell in the Foster's ECB North-East Regional Premier League this morning. In the first three years of...
Block Votes for a Gateshead Outing
Byline: By Dave Martin The world's fastest woman last year, Zhanna Block, has confirmed she will run in Gateshead this summer. The Ukrainian has made the Norwich Union Super League meeting on July 13 one of the key races as she prepares to defend...
Blues Make Pounds 5.5m Bid for Dunn
Birmingham have made a club record pounds 5.5m bid to sign England midfielder David Dunn from Blackburn. Although neither club have so far publicly confirmed the move, ity is understood Blues boss Steve Bruce tabled the offer yesterday following...
Builders Entice Buyers with Lots of Incentives
Buyers can benefit from a whole range of incentives when buying their new home - from 5pc deposit paid to carpets throughout. Homemaker finds out more. 55 Degrees North HOUSEHUNTERS could be saving pounds 1,500 on the cost of a new home in Newcastle...
Bulls Keep Up Their Charge towards the Double
Bradford followed up their dramatic Challenge Cup triumph with a far more emphatic Super League win at a packed Odsal to end Leeds' unbeaten record. If Leeds were still smarting over last month's 22-20 defeat at the Millennium Stadium, they could...
Chelsea: A Source of Inspiration to Help the World Grow Better
Chelsea Flower Show is the most distinguished event of its kind in the world, an inspirational cauldron of novelty and excellence. The outdoor show gardens are the most spectacular exhibits and often set new styles of gardening. Many of these add...
Coetze Steps in to Big Showdown
The game of the day in the Three Counties Northumberland League joloring.com Premier Division is between champions Warkworth and leaders Cowgate. Only two points separate the pair who have both won four and drawn one of their five fixtures. Cowgate...
Comfort Is Key to Great Kitchens
Suzanne Sharp shares her tips on how to create the `new rustic' look. ANVIL Homes has built a reputation for its rural homes with authentic country kitchens full of nostalgia, warmth and practicality. Modern country kitchens are light, fresh...
Demand Is Outstripping Supply of Businesses
The demand for retail businesses is still climbing. Mark Sheehan has the latest news on the sector. THE entire retail market, across all sectors and ranging from independent operators through to multiple chains and the leading supermarket groups,...
Duffield Vote of Thanks to Irish
Byline: By Doug Moscrop It's easy to kick a man when he is down. The same applies to a woman. Ann Duffield was well aware that her ability as a trainer was being questioned when no winners and very few runners were coming out of her Sun Hill Farm...
Durham's Stroll Now a Drama
Byline: By Luke Edwards Thrilling it may have been, but Durham's continued fragility with the bat means they have once again turned a winning position into a potentially losing one. As the rain clouds kindly stayed away from Chester-le- Street...
Every Inch What a Loft Apartment Should Be
The latest property refurbishment in the heart of Newcastle city centre will appeal to style-conscious buyers. Art Deco has re-emerged as the leading look for homeowners seeking the latest retro look. Whether its artwork, accessories, or architecture...
Everything Is Built on the First-Time Buyer
Jim Johnsone explains why house prices continue to rise in the North as the South declines YOU must have seen it - "I'm an estate agent, get me out of here!" has been a popular headline in the Southern-based property Press recently. Agents seem...
Explore a Wilder Side of Life
Derek Hilton-Brown requests your help for the wildlife in your garden. NOW is the perfect time for the gardener to learn from nature, so take a walk in the countryside or visit your local nature reserve and get some great tips for your garden. The...
Fabulous Flowers, Fragrance and Foliage
Summer evenings may still be cool but traditionally June is the month when much of your earlier work such as staking, feeding and planting begins to pay off and you are rewarded with masses of flowers, fragrance, lush foliage and a garden filled with...
From Acorns Hardwood Flooring Centre Grows
Having enjoyed four successful years trading in Shieldfield, Newcastle, Floors and Doors Direct is delighted to announce the opening of a depot in Blaydon, near Gateshead. The new base has what is believed to be the North- East's most extensive...
Gardener's Diary
Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. * Today Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society, plant sale, Community Centre, Mountview Terrace, 10.30am. * Tomorrow National Gardens Scheme,...
Growing Demand for Equestrian Facilities
The North-East, and in particular Northumberland, is renowned for the quality and number of its equestrian facilities. And the demand for properties with equestrian facilities has grown as the North-East becomes an increasingly popular area to move...
Herbs Don't Have to Come in a Packet
Cooking with herbs is such a pleasure. They give colour and taste to a wide variety of dishes, add valuable vitamins and minerals and make food so attractive. It's no wonder that TV chefs love herbs so much, as they not only use them for flavour...
Homes Which Won't Leave Your Budget in Pieces
Karen Wilson has found two properties for those with a budget of pounds 85,000. JUST one stylish two bedroom home on Miller Homes's Brookfield Park development in Jarrow remains for only pounds 79,950. The Medway is a mid-mews home which is ideal...
Home Where Period Style Meets Contemporary Chic
The showhome at Bowey's prestigious Liberty Green Development, in Washington Village, is this week's Homemaker Property of the Week. Created by the award-winning interior designer Michelle Scott, the luxurious yet homely showhouse shouts out families,...
Horden Aim to Carry on the Surge
Although Horden have stumbled in one or two Cup ties, their form in the Federation Special Durham Senior League has been electrifying and visit South Shields confident of retaining pole position. The spin of Nadeem Khan, the League's leading wicket...
Jimmy Launches Roaring Twenties
It was a long time in coming but at long last the first 20lb-plus fish has put in an appearance from the wrecks. Jimmy Cassidy was enjoying a quiet trip aboard Alan Skinner's Sarah JFK until his rod suddenly arched over and, after a hectic struggle,...
Joint Authority Is Well in Command
Byline: By Doug Moscrop While Joint Authority is undoubtedly one of Len Lungo's lesser lights, his switch to fences at Hexham today should see him in a more favourable image. The eight-year-old hasn't been seen since flopping when a short-priced...
Kindling a Spark of Inspiration
A few weeks or maybe months back a dear friend and I were taking a very bracing walk along Spittal links. It was a typical wind-swept but bright north Northumberland day of sunshine and showers. Scrap, my pal's elderly dog (who died a few weeks...
Lucky Dan Hoping to Impress Clive
Byline: By Mike Sinclair Dan Scarbrough, who is becoming used to late-season drama, is hoping his latest upturn in fortunes can earn him a place in the England squad for the World Cup. Twelve months ago, Scarbrough's club Leeds only avoided relegation...
McCarthy Offloads Latest Stopper
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Joachim Bjorklund became the latest big-name casualty of Mick McCarthy's Sunderland clearout last night after the Swedish international was told he was no longer part of the club's short-term plans. The experienced...
McClaren Cheered by Ticket Sales Rise
Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren is delighted that the club's fans have given their approval of his rebuilding work by voting with their feet. Boro ended his second season in charge at the Riverside Stadium in 11th place in the Premiership. ...
Missed Cut Looms for Sorenstam in Texas
Byline: By Phil Casey Annika Sorenstam was last night battling to survive the halfway cut in her historic debut on the US Tour. Sorenstam, the first woman in 58 years and only the second to play in a PGA Tour event, carded a highly creditable...
Mixed Luck on Tweed
Byline: By Richard Gent Success with salmon is all about being in the right place at the right time and catch returns from the mighty Tweed illustrate the point. Anglers on the internationally- renowned river enjoyed their best week of the year...
Move out and Relax to the Whispering Bamboo
Now that summer is well and truly on the horizon we can escape from the shackles that have tied us to indoor living, by creating a room outside. Though those first rays of dazzling sunlight (fingers crossed) may hurt our eyes, we must persevere...
Old Firm Head for the Final Reckoning
Rangers manager Alex McLeish believes his side will go into tomorrow's exciting climax to the Bank of Scotland Premier League season with a crucial advantage over title rivals Celtic. McLeish's men currently top the table, but by the sole virtue...
Orange Brings out Pure Passion in the Bedroom
An orange bedroom will improve your love life, according to a new survey on how we use - and misuse - colour in the home and garden. The results from TV channel UK Style show that with the stroke of a paintbrush, we can calm the mood, encourage...
Point to Point
Hunt racing enthusiasts have a rare blank weekend ahead of next Saturday's Haydon fixture at Hexham Racecourse, the grand final of the Northern Area season. Incidentally, that will be their first Saturday meeting since 1994. Alnwick land agent,...
Positive Look to House Market
Byline: By Karen Wilson North-East house prices showed another robust rise in the three months to April in stark contrast to falls in the south of England. A total of 62pc of surveyors in the region reported a rise in prices, with 38pc saying...
Rock Is on a Roll as PGA Hots Up
Byline: By Mark Garrod The Volvo PGA championship at Went- worth, won in the last two years by Andrew Oldcorn and Anders Hansen at odds of 150-1 and 80-1 respectively, has a far bigger outsider in the hunt at the halfway mark this weekend. Step...
Sars Fears Ease over United Trip
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Newcastle expect to get the go-ahead for their participation in July's Asia Cup Tournament after confirming a series of pre-season friendlies for August. The Magpies are awaiting a final decision on the status of the...
Shame on Porto, Says Defiant O'Neill
Martin O'Neill is standing by his post-match comments in Seville and has insisted the only people feeling embarrassed today should be the Uefa Cup winners. The Celtic manager is in hot water with European football's governing body for criticising...
Sparkling Butcher Sets the Standard
Byline: By Myles Hodgson Mark Butcher's insecurities about his future at domestic and international level spurred him to another sparkling performance and guided England to a commanding total in the opening Test against Zimbabwe. Despite a century...
Spawning Brings a Turn-Off in Catches
Sport seems to have take a slight downturn with water temperatures still too low to induce the feeding frenzy of high summer. Spawning has also meant that some species are too preoccupied to bother with anglers' baits but if catch returns have not...
Success Means Most in Family Context
In the latest of our series looking at the winners of the 21st Century Living Awards, Homemaker meets the winners of the Best Family Home category. EVERYONE at George Wimpey North East is delighted to have been a part of winning the 21st Century...
Surrey Star Hopes to Have Carved out a Test Future
Mark Butcher hopes his second successive century has eased the pressure on his Test place. In between his hundred in the fifth-Test win in Sydney in January and yesterday's 137 against Zimbabwe at Lord's, the 30-year-old was left out by Surrey for...
Takaloo Scorns Gomez `Warm-Up'
Takaloo is aiming much higher than his late-notice opponent for tonight's WBU light-middleweight title defence in Bethnal Green. The Margate-based Iranian - real name Mehrdud Takaloobigashi - wants to end the year by challenging some of the biggest...
Thunder Aim to Strike It Lucky at Last
Gateshead Thunder, having opened the new National League Two campaign with two wins and two defeats, are hoping it's a case of third time lucky against Chorley Lynx tomorrow. The Lancastrians did the double over Thunder in the Arriva Trains Cup,...
Time to Take Stock before Rain Takes Its Toll on Roof Joints
Is it just me or do you also feel that the weather in March and April was the best we are going to get this summer? It seemed that as soon as the cricket season started the rains arrived. The last few weeks have seen some bouncing rain showers and...
Towns Offer an Interesting Mix
Steeped in history and surrounded by stunning scenery, the Wear and Tees Valleys are as popular with homebuyers as ever. Located between Darlington and Durham, the towns of Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Newton Aycliffe offer a mix of housing...
United Defend Bowyer Swoop
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepherd returned to St James's Park last night insistent that United were right to make Lee Bowyer the club's first capture of the summer. The Magpies' chief is well aware the decision to...
Wasps Maintain Focus on Play-Offs
Wasps will leave international players Rob Howley, Kenny Logan and Trevor Leota to the bench for tomorrow's Parker Pen Challenge Cup final against Bath at Reading. Bath-bound Martyn Wood takes over from Howley, while wing John Rudd replaces Logan...
We're Not a One-Man Team, Insists Sven
Byline: By Mark Bradley Sven-Goran Eriksson insisted England will prove they are far more than a one-man team as he faces up to life without captain David Beckham for the Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia. Beckham may have broken a bone in...
Yeo Aiming to Deliver Victory
Byline: By Alistair Grant Lincoln super-sub Simon Yeo, the former soldier, postman and odd-job man whose goal glut has taken the Imps to within 90 minutes of Division Two, admits he cannot believe the turnaround in his life over the last 12 months....
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