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 February 28, 2005

Albany Northern League
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt Jarrow Roofing, who on Saturday meet Frome Town in the quarter finals of the FA Vase, looked to be heading for a shock victory over championship challengers Billingham Synthonia. But the home side clinched the three points,...
All's Fair in Durham
Council chiefs have agreed to transform Durham City into a fair trade city. The decision means fairly traded products will be on sale in all council-owned properties. Bosses say the move underpins a commitment to poor people around the world....
Andrew Rejects a Wilkinson Test Start
Byline: By Alan Hedley England can forget Jonny Wilkinson making a comeback for their last two RBS Six Nations Championship games. Newcastle Falcons boss Rob Andrew insisted last night that the England World Cup hero needs to return to action...
Back to School for Dynamic Duo
Byline: By Graeme King Two up-and-coming North-East business leaders have been awarded prestigious scholarships to undertake training at Durham Business School. The Centre for Entrepreneurship at the school has awarded the scholarships ( each...
Banking Giants on Roll with Multi-Billion Haul
Byline: By Louisa Nesbitt Some of the country's biggest banking names will next week add their profits to the multi-billion- pound haul already unveiled by the sector. HSBC, Lloyds TSB and HBOS are just a few of the blue-chips featuring in another...
Big Tourism Plan Ready for the Off
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby Newcastle Racecourse has unveiled details of a pounds 20m plan to develop a motel, country and leisure club, caravan park and five-a-side football pitches at High Gosforth Park. Owner Northern Racing has agreed a joint...
Black Cats Make Their Fans Sweat
Byline: By Stuart Rayner There were a lot of things not quite right at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Sunderland spent 85 minutes cruising to victory, yet ended the game uncomfortably on a day when their outstanding player was a centre-forward...
Call to Save Embattled Red Squirrel
Animal lovers are being asked for their help in the battle to save red squirrels from an advancing army of their grey cousins. There are between 6,000 and 10,000 squirrels in the North-East ( 70pc of England's population. Two years ago, the Forestry...
Cave Justifies His Fans' Hero Worship
Byline: By Gary Anderson Nick Cave played to a full house of 1,700 last night in one of the most eagerly anticipated shows of The Sage Gateshead's opening programme. There was a palpable sense among the scores of fans arriving early that this...
Change of Wind
Byline: By Dave Black Wind farm opponents have been labelled Nimbys with no concern for the environment. But a new study from Germany has put a breeze in their sails. Dave Black reports. The gales which buffet Britain's hills, moorlands and coastal...
Charismatic Dio Set to Showcase Holy Diver
Ronnie James Dio returns to the North-East this autumn on the back of his most ambitious show yet, with the former Rainbow and Black Sabbath front man poised to deliver his seminal Holy Diver album in its glorious entirety. Tickets for the diminutive...
Charvis Stand-In Savours His Glory Game
Martyn Williams yesterday rated Wales' stunning victory in Paris as a bigger achievement than their opening round win over England. Wales staged a thrilling fightback from 15-6 down at half-time with two tries in five minutes from Williams ( and...
Chelsea Boss Could Face FA Inquiry
Jose Mourinho is facing Chelsea's seventh disciplinary probe of the season after being sent from the touchline by a police officer during their Carling Cup final triumph against Liverpool. However, while the Chelsea boss apologised for the controversy...
Clarke under Pressure over Terror Law
Home Secretary Charles Clarke was last night under intense pressure to give ground over the Government's controversial new anti-terrorism laws. Ministers were confident that the Prevention of Terrorism Bill ( which will bring in powers of house...
Class Act Toms Banks a World-Beating Cheque
Byline: By Mark Garrod David Toms crushed Ryder Cup team-mate Chris DiMarco six and five to win the Accenture World Match Play title in California yesterday ( and with it a cheque for pounds 686,052. In the fourth successive all-American final...
Cooper Fumes as Poor Pool Beaten
Byline: By Paul Walker Hartlepool can't claim they weren't warned about the banana skin awaiting them at Stockport's Edgeley Park but they still managed to come a cropper. Former Pool boss Chris Turner had League One's bottom club fired up for...
Danzolin Looking Likely
Byline: By Peter Hilton Danzolin looks certain to have come on for her debut at Lingfield earlier in the month and that experience should stand her in good stead on the all-weather at Wolverhampton. The daughter of Danzero was a promising sixth...
David Has Pounds 20m Vision on His Plate
He's managed hotels, bars, a country house and a top Tyneside gym ( now he intends to bring them all on to one site with pounds 20m plans to re-develop Newcastle Racecourse. Rebekah Ashby met the organisation's executive director David Williamson....
Debt Hospitals to Be Rescued
Byline: By Neil Mckay Neighbouring health trusts have agreed to help reduce County Durham hospitals' deficits of nearly pounds 4m. Finance bosses at the County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the University Hospital...
Doubles for Green and Storey
Byline: PETER BURGON Roger Green and Clive Storey shared the riding honours with doubles in Saturday's rearranged College Valley and North Northumberland fixture at Alnwick. Green opened his account on Decent Bond in the PPORA Club Members Race...
Dyer Can Be 10-Goal Man
Byline: By Paul Gilder Graeme Souness is confident in his ability to turn Kieron Dyer into a 10-goal-a-season contributor after watching the revitalised midfielder provide the inspiration for a fourth successive Tyneside triumph. And the Newcastle...
Dyer Pays Back a Part of His Debt
Byline: By Paul Gilder A candid Kieron Dyer revealed the debt he owes Graeme Souness on the eve of this game. He admitted it would have been easy for the Newcastle boss to have shown him the door on taking charge at St James's Park last September....
Eagles Eye Up Record Season
Byline: By Simon Rushworth Bbl Trophy favourites Newcastle are on course to smash a seven-year Eagles high after yet another double winning weekend on the road. As the build-up to Sunday's final against Brighton begins in earnest, Fabulous Flournoy's...
Farmers Urged to Act on Market Demands
Byline: By Anna Lognonne The wide variety of markets available in the UK should benefit British farmers as they prepare their businesses for CAP reform, according to the Northumberland branch of the NFU. New Northumberland NFU chairman Carron...
Flannery's the Top Dog
Athletics: Gateshead's Kieran Flannery took his first National title winning the AAA Indoor Under-20 800m at Birmingham in a personal best time of 1min 51.06secs. Flannery who clocked his previous pb in the semi-final (1:53.30) came home two minutes...
Gerrard Urged to Be Proud of Efforts
Byline: By Martin Ziegler Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez told Steven Gerrard to be proud of his performance despite scoring the own goal that led to defeat by Chelsea in the Carling Cup final. Gerrard headed into his own net 10 minutes from...
GNER Clinch Rail Victory
Byline: By Graeme King Rail company GNER last night looked to have won the battle to retain its East Coast Main Line route ( with a pledge to pay the Government a massive pounds 1bn for the privilege. Sources close to the franchise competition...
Good Advice
The mass of legislation surrounding health and safety issues can be daunting, but mostly it is straightforward and help and advice is widely available. As an employer you are responsible for the health and safety of everyone affected by your business....
Graham Equaliser Helps Speed Up New Deal
Byline: By Jack Pickering Steve McClaren plans to push through a new contract extension for point-saving striker Danny Graham as soon as possible. The teenager earned Boro a share of the spoils against Charlton Athletic and McClaren said: "Danny...
High-Level Delays to Last for Months
Byline: By Rhodri Phillips Drivers can expect major delays over the next few months, motoring organisations warned last night, as the High Level Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead is closed for repairs. The bridge closed yesterday and is...
Historic Defences Set to Be Rescued
Byline: By Dave Black Plans to breathe new life into a collection of decaying wartime relics on the Northumberland coastline have been boosted by a lottery-funded study. Councillors hope the Blyth Battery ( which was built for the First World...
Holmes Could Have the Solution
In Derek Holmes, Carlisle boss Paul Simpson may have found the target man to pose a renewed threat in their battle for a play-off position. The weight he took off Magno Vieira and Karl Hawley was evident as the pair found the time and space to get...
Huw Lewis Column
Byline: By Huw Lewis Wind farms are a sleek, shiny but superficial solution to the energy problems we are going to face in the years ahead. As such it is popular with our sleek, shiny but superficial government. The trouble is the masts sprouting...
Inconsistent Quakers Can't Break Orient Hoodoo
Darlington manager David Hodgson blasted his side after they failed to end a 39-year-old barren spell at Brisbane Road. Quakers last won at Orient in 1966 and it was clear early on they would have to wait another year. Hodgson was so incensed...
Johnson Rises to Kempton Occasion
Byline: By William Hayler Richard Johnson rose to the occasion for the fourth time in six years as he gave 5-1 chance Farmer Jack a fine ride to defy top weight in the pounds 100,000 Racing Post Chase at Kempton Park on Saturday. For once, it...
Jones Raises Budget Fears
Byline: By Graeme King The head of employers organisation the CBI has warned the Government not to jeopardise economic stability in its pre-election budget ( and not to hit business with windfall taxes after it. CBI director general Sir Digby...
Kevin Rowan Column
Byline: By Kevin Rowan When you're right, you're right, and when you're wrong it's important to acknowledge that you are wrong and move on. The announcement that the national minimum wage is to rise to over pounds 5 per hour has been welcomed...
Lemon Jelly Adding Zest
Byline: By Sam Wonfor Lemon Jelly and their amazing Technicolor live show are set to light up The Sage Gateshead tonight. Sam Wonfor previews. A delicious spectacular is promising a chill-out evening with an injection of colour tonight when a...
Lib Dems Leap on `Gaffe' by Candidate
Byline: By Ross Smith The last thing the Labour candidate in a seat targeted by the Liberal Democrats wants to do is alienate his local party members. But former miner Dave Anderson has some hasty bridge-building to do after he admitted walking...
Marts
Hexham February 25 Hexham and Northern Marts had forward 804 store cattle and suckled calves, however some consignments were missing due to the wintry conditions. Once again strong cattle in forward condition met a tremendous trade selling...
Mary's Legacy of Love Lives On
Byline: By Dave Black A North woman whose lifetime's dedication to caring for sick and injured animals brought her royal recognition has died at 98. Mary Weightman, of Rothesay Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, was awarded the MBE in 1998...
Maternity Pay to Go Up by Pounds 1,400
Byline: By Sarah Johnson Maternity pay for new mothers will be raised by pounds 1,400 under proposals announced by the Government today. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt said the move was part of a package intended to improve work-life...
McCarthy Hits Back after Injury Debacle
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Mick McCarthy kicked football's PC brigade where it hurts after seeing his Sunderland side move into the top two in the Championship. Saturday's 2-1 home win over Cardiff City and defeats for Ipswich Town and Wigan Athletic...
Mourinho Banished as Blues Capture the Cup
Byline: By Mark Bradley No wonder Jose Mourinho values trophies above popularity contests. As Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman bundled home Chelsea's Carling Cup final winners amid a dramatic extra-time finale, their manager was not there to watch....
Mum Dies as Fire Engulfs Her Home
Byline: By Rhodri Phillips A mother has died after a fire broke out at her home ( despite efforts by neighbours to save her. Health worker Grace Chambers, 42, was on the first floor of her semi-detached house in Aycliffe Avenue on the Springwell...
Murder Plot Conviction Challenge
A north woman accused of conspiring with her nephew to murder her husband for a pounds 450,000 insurance payout challenges her conviction today. Christina Button, now 33, was jailed for life in December 2003 at Newcastle Crown Court for what the...
Murder Probe as Father Found Dead
Byline: By Rhodri Philips a murder investigation has been launched after a father of three was found dead at home. The body of Steven John Brown, 37, of Coldstream Avenue, Southwick, Sunderland, was found by a relative just after midnight on...
Northern Alliance
Byline: By Bill Gardner In the only premier division match to be played on Saturday there was a shock for runaway leaders Ryton when they were beaten at Kingsley Park for the first time this season. Their unlikely tormentors were Ponteland United...
Prescott Warned about `No' Vote
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was warned that North voters would turn against plans for a regional assembly more than a year before last autumn's comprehensive referendum defeat. Mr Prescott was told in a private polling commissioned in October...
Prutton Faces More Than Harry's Wrath
Southampton manager Harry Redknapp was furious with David Prutton after the midfielder was sent off against Arsenal at St Mary's. And the player looks certain to face extra charges for manhandling referee Alan Wiley after being red-carded at the...
Regional Rugby Review
Byline: By Alan Hedley Blaydon are flirting with relegation after going down 16-3 at Macclesfield and it's looking tight in the bottom half of National Division Three North. Blaydon defended well and were unlucky not to go ahead after 10 minutes...
Remarkable Family Tales
That the Delavals should be remembered through one of the North-East's most spectacular mansions is in keeping with a family history lacking for nothing in terms of incident and achievement. In the 11th Century Guy de la Val built a castle in France....
Retail Therapy
The English gent look starts with the suiting, but it's vital to carry on the look with the grooming. Trevor Sorbie is encouraging an English gent sophisticated swept-back style with natural movement this spring. "It's all about body," he says....
Rooney a Worthy Heir to the Throne
Byline: By Simon Stone Denis Law is still regarded as `The King' at Manchester United ( but in Wayne Rooney, Joe Jordan reckons the Red Devils have the heir to the great Scot's throne. Having spent four seasons as a United striker himself a quarter...
Scrappy Scotland Edge Way to Victory
Scotland forward Simon Taylor was pleased with his side's opening RBS Six Nations victory despite a disappointing overall performance. Matt Williams' side won their first match in the tournament with a scrappy, success over Italy at Murrayfield....
Secrets of the Stars
Byline: By Shereen Low Shereen Low went behind the scenes at the Baftas to discover the hottest hairstyles and make-up looks. It's all hustle and bustle on the first floor at Claridges hotel in central London. As hairstylists call on their...
Share Watch
Byline: By Chris Glasper Financial markets ran into a period of consolidation last week, ostensibly on concerns that Asian central banks were moving their currency reserves out of the US Dollar and that demand for oil would remain strong for a considerable...
Songs of the Sage
An episode of Songs of Praise is to be filmed at The Sage Gateshead this year. The programme will be filmed at the music centre on April 11 and 12 and will feature up to 1,700 local singers. It will be shown on BBC2 on May 1. Women hurt TWO...
Staying on Message Is the Key
Byline: By Luke Edwards As any good politician will tell you, if you have a key message tell it and tell it again, again, and again. Repeat it enough and people will, more often than not, believe everything is running smoothly. For Newcastle...
Strategy for Success Came from Hard Times
Byline: By Graeme King Engineering company Houghton International is aiming to triple its turnover to pounds 6m in just two years. The Newcastle company has been winning contracts all over the world in the past three years, building staff numbers...
Students Prepared for Life after School
Marden High School, Cullercoats, North Tyneside. Headteacher: David Stainthorpe. Chairman of governors: Anne Carlile. (COR) Main findings of the latest Ofsted report: Students' attitudes to learning and their behaviour are very good. Preparation...
Such Colourful Lives within Its Walls
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor Tony Henderson visits a hall where truth could be stranger than fiction. When the architect Sir John Vanbrugh arrived on the Northumbrian coast to survey the site of what was to be hailed as his masterpiece,...
Tait Back to His Best in Thriller at Falcons
Byline: By Alan Hedley Mathew Tait bounced back to his best as Newcastle, trailing 22-6 going into the last 20 minutes, went ahead before having to settle for an incredible draw. Tait put his recent England nightmare behind him to make one try...
Teen Ace to the Rescue for Boro
Byline: By Jack Pickering Teenager Danny Graham saved Boro's skins with his first league goal four minutes from time. The 19-year-old from Chester-le-Street had been on the pitch four minutes when he headed home Boro's second equaliser from Franck...
Thank Goodness Bellair Saw the Need for New Car Park
Iwas delighted to read (The Journal, February 19) that Bellair Carport have hopefully received permission to build a new 1,733 space car park on their premises at Callerton Parkway. They already run a highly efficient, convenient and secure park, whose...
This Style Definitely Suits You, Sir
Byline: By Vicky Pepys Vicky Pepys could easily learn to love luxury. Did you know we have a thriving and discerning male bespoke suit buying population locally? There's strong evidence the gentleman dresser is returning ( and it's been noticed...
Too High a Price to Pay?
This newspaper has supported GNER's bid to retain the franchise to operate the east coast rail line to London. Now it seems likely that the firm has indeed triumphed over the likes of Virgin and Danish state railways, we hope we are not popping...
Top Resort Dining out Spot Put on Market
Byline: By Julia Kennard A Tyneside restaurant owner has decided to sell his award-winning business. Since opening five years ago, Sidney's in Tynemouth has won one AA rosette, and a Michelin BIB Gourmand award for good food at affordable prices....
Trying Decisions Thwart England
Byline: By Andrew Baldock England boss Andy Robinson could not mask his frustration after the world champions slumped to their third successive defeat. England crashed against unbeaten title contenders Ireland, but produced easily their best...
Tundra `Rush-Job' Is Work Fit for a Prince
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby Outdoor clothing company Tundra has completed a rush-job fit for a prince. The Washington-based company, which was formed by former Berghaus employee Maureen March, was given just hours to brand the outdoor jackets for North...
Vipers Flop after Hull Celebration
Byline: By Peter Adams The night after securing second place in the league table with a 1-0 away win against Hull Stingrays, the Vipers were humbled by the team which finished bottom. In what could be the team's penultimate or last league fixture...
Warships in Raft Scare
Five Royal Navy warships have been recalled from sea amid fears that their life rafts were unsafe. The vessels were called back to dock 48 hours after safety checks discovered that some craft were defective. A total of 38 of the boats had broken...
We Can Win Title, Says Caldwell
Sunderland moved into the top two in the Championship at the weekend ( and Steven Caldwell thinks the side has what it takes to win the league. Saturday's 2-1 win over Cardiff put the Black Cats into an automatic promotion berth, but with only goal...
Winners Taking off for the Finals Again
Byline: By Dave Black Young farmers in Northumberland swapped the cow shed for a concert hall at the weekend to plough their energies into winning an annual talent contest. A dazzling display of costumed sketches, dances and songs was served...
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