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 November 3, 2006

2 DAY IN MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Tragedy couple are back THE father of two children killed by carbon monoxide gas while on holiday in Corfu was admitted to hospital yesterday with his girlfriend after they arrived back in the UK. Neil Shepherd, 38, and Ruth Beatson, 27, were admitted...
All Blacks Still Ahead of the Rest ( Skipper
Byline: By Andrew Baldock England captain Martin Corry believes New Zealand have set a benchmark of consistency the world champions must try to emulate. Corry will lead his country for the 11th time on Sunday when World Cup favourites New Zealand...
Alsace and the Magnificent 7
Byline: By Helen Savage Tasting wine with Philippe Blanck is a special event. A great bear of a man, with a personality to match, he's a born performer and intensely proud of the wine the wine he makes. He's more than keen to share his passion,...
Alsace and the Magnificent 7; Wine
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE TASTING wine with Philippe Blanck is a special event. A great bear of a man, with a personality to match, he's a born performer and intensely proud of the wine the wine he makes. He's more than keen to share his passion,...
An Evening of Gin Appreciation and Delicious Cocktail-Making
As lovers of all the finer things in life, we are excited to announce a gin tasting/cocktail evening in conjunction with Blackwood Distillers in the sumptuous surroundings of the award-winning Secco CaffE Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday, November 21....
An Evening of Gin Appreciation and Delicious Cocktail-Making; Secco BLUE ROOM
AS lovers of all the finer things in life, we are excited to announce a gin tasting/cocktail evening in conjunction with Blackwood Distillers in the sumptuous surroundings of the award-winning Secco CaffA Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday, November 21....
Angling: Catches Stay Hot despite Cold Snap; COARSE Angling
Byline: DAVID HALL THE first cold spell of the year coupled with rising water levels on the region's rivers marred sport briefly in midweek but overall coarse angling is still doing well. The last week in October saw some terrific bream sport...
Basketball: Blake: I'm Looking to the Future; Eagles' Long-Term Plan
Byline: By Stuart Rayner NEWCASTLE Eagles may be struggling by their own high standards this season but managing director Paul Blake insists they have their eye on the long term. After claiming a clean sweep of British Basketball League silverware...
Berbatov at the Double for Spurs
Byline: By Mike McGrath Tottenham boss Martin Jol hailed the performance of Dimitar Berbatov after he struck twice against Club Brugge in the Uefa Cup, writes Mike McGrath. Salou Ibrahim had given the Belgian side a 14th-minute lead in the Group...
Blake: I'm Looking to the Future
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Newcastle Eagles may be struggling by their own high standards this season but managing director Paul Blake insists they have their eye on the long term. After claiming a clean sweep of British Basketball League silverware...
Bright Future for Window Company
Window and door manufacturer Warmseal has a clear view of up to 10% sales growth in the year ahead. The Newcastle company, which has just won the Installer of the Year title at the G06 glass industry awards for the second year, racked up sales of...
Catches Stay Hot despite Cold Snap
The first cold spell of the year coupled with rising water levels on the region's rivers marred sport briefly in midweek but overall coarse angling is still doing well. The last week in October saw some terrific bream sport on Loch Maben's Castle...
Cats a Top Flight Force ( Chopra
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Michael Chopra took extra satisfaction from his two-goal haul against Sunderland this week, but the Newcastle-born forward also admitted he sees the Black Cats as a "Premiership club". The 22-year-old has had a new lease...
Chip Van Duo Must Fork out Pounds 9,000
Byline: By Hayley Beattie A family feud over a fish and chip van landed in court yesterday, where a niece was ordered to pay more than pounds 9,000 to her aunt. It was the latest twist in the troubled history of the van, which has been at the...
Chip Van Duo Must Fork out Pounds 9,000; Judge Wraps Up Case Which Split a Family
Byline: By Hayley Beattie A FAMILY feud over a fish and chip van landed in court yesterday, where a niece was ordered to pay more than pounds 9,000 to her aunt. It was the latest twist in the troubled history of the van, which has been at the...
Chris Fulfills Boyhood Ambition
Byline: By Peter Adams Peter Adams speaks to new Close House Country Club head chef Chris Delaney on fine dining, career advice and meeting Gordon Ramsey. Sitting in a sumptuous chair in the elegant lounge at Close House Country Club in Northumberland's...
Chris Fulfills Boyhood Ambition; Peter Adams Speaks to New Close House Country Club Head Chef Chris Delaney on Fine Dining, Career Advice and Meeting Gordon Ramsey
Byline: Peter Adams SITTING in a sumptuous chair in the elegant lounge at Close House Country Club in Northumberland's Tyne Valley, the recently-appointed head chef Chris Delaney laughs as he recalls the career advice his father gave him more than...
Conquered by the Toon Army
Byline: By Paul Gilder Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world ( and it was a tradition continued by Newcastle last night as Glenn Roeder's team became the latest in a long line of successful overseas invaders. ...
Council Leaders under Fire over Closures
Iwholeheartedly agree with the comments put forward in the letter regarding Northumberland County Council's attitude towards its electorate by your reader Mr Steve Wilson (Wednesday, November 1). The leader of NCC, Mr Bill Brooks, and the Northumberland...
'Cowardly' Robbers Raid Care Home
DETECTIVES were last night hunting two "cowardly and despicable" robbers who terrorised vulnerable people in a care home during a knifepoint raid. The raiders forced their way into a house for people with learning difficulties in Taylor Street,...
Culture Films
Borat 15 Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian Director: Larry Charles (1hr 23mins) **** THIS is a road movie which introduces Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen's fictitious...
'Decisive Time' for Tenanted Sector
The tenanted sector is facing a decisive time and it is vital the NFU and the Tenant Farmers' Association work together to help farmers plan for the future, NFU deputy president Meurig Raymond said this week. Mr Raymond was speaking after the NFU...
'Decisive Time' for Tenanted Sector; Farming
THE tenanted sector is facing a decisive time and it is vital the NFU and the Tenant Farmers' Association work together to help farmers plan for the future, NFU deputy president Meurig Raymond said this week. Mr Raymond was speaking after the NFU...
Denise So Proud at Receiving Her MBE
Byline: By Daniel Thomson Journal columnist Denise Robertson spoke of her pride yesterday [Thurs] after picking up her MBE at Buckingham Palace. The agony aunt, who has been a regular on ITV's This Morning for 18 years, received the honour for...
Denise So Proud at Receiving Her MBE; Agony Aunt Tells of Her Own Troubles in Life
Byline: By Daniel Thomson JOURNAL columnist Denise Robertson spoke of her pride yesterday after picking up her MBE at Buckingham Palace. The agony aunt, who has been a regular on ITV's This Morning for 18 years, received the honour for services...
Dentists Warn of End to NHS Service
Byline: By Liz Hands Health Correspondent Dentists in the North-East are warning there will be no practitioners left in the NHS within two years ( because new Government contracts have plunged services into financial crisis. The Department of...
Dentists Warn of End to NHS Service; New Contracts Lead to Financial Crisis
Byline: By Liz Hands Health correspondent DENTISTS in the North-East are warning there will be no practitioners left in the NHS within two years - because new Government contracts have plunged services into financial crisis. The Department of...
Disappointment for BMW
Bmw has reported a decline in third-quarter sales with profits failing to meet market expectations. The car maker, which also owns the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, sold 323,064 cars in the three months to September 30, down 5.5% from 2005. Pre-tax...
Excelsyn Seeks 10-Fold Growth in Five Years
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby Hi-tech business Excelsyn Engineering Technology has doubled the size of its headquarters as it pursues huge growth plans to expand from pounds 5m turnover to pounds 50m in the next five years. The company, which designs,...
Executive of Year Title for Banham
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby Gordon Banham last night toasted a fantastic year of success at haulage firm-to-coal importer Hargreaves Services by being named the North-East Business Executive of the Year. He was 2006's victor in the region's most...
Explosion Fear Leads to Commuter Chaos
Byline: By Chloe Griffiths TRAFFIC chaos continued in a busy Tyneside suburb yesterday as firefighters were forced to wait 24 hours to move a dangerous gas canister. Motorists and commuters faced lengthy delays as all the roads surrounding the...
FA Clamp on Agents
New regulations governing players' agents have been adopted by the Football Association. A board meeting agreed to significantly strengthen existing rules, which are set to be introduced in time for the opening of the January transfer window. Many...
Fairground Staff Fight for Their Jobs
Byline: By Daniel Thomson The Metroland fun park is under threat of closure with the loss of 120 jobs, it emerged yesterday. The indoor fairground at Gateshead's MetroCentre is one of the most popular attractions in the country with 1.2 million...
Fairground Staff Fight for Their Jobs; Threat to Turn Metroland into a Cinema Branded Disgusting
Byline: By Daniel Thomson THE Metroland fun park is under threat of closure with the loss of 120 jobs, it emerged yesterday. The indoor fairground at Gateshead's MetroCentre is one of the most popular attractions in the country with 1.2 million...
Father Died of Heart Attack
Byline: By Daniel Thomson A father-of-two who suffered a heart attack while in police custody died at the exact same age as his father, an inquest heard yesterday. Rugby player Malcolm Flockton, 41, of Garth 22, Killingworth, North Tyneside,...
Fearful Community Wants Own Police
GANGS of youths menacing a former pit village have sparked calls for the return of a permanent police presence in the community. People in Shilbottle, near Alnwick, say they are fed up with the gangs causing disorder and criminal damage. In one...
Final Message of Vengeance from Killer Father
Byline: By Andrew Barrow A father who used chloroform to kill his young daughter in revenge for his wife's affair with a married judge was yesterday convicted of her murder. Hospital radiographer Gavin Hall, 33, drugged and then suffocated three-year-old...
Football: Berbatov at the Double for Spurs
Byline: MIKE McGRATH Tottenham Hotspur 3 Club Brugge 1 TOTTENHAM boss Martin Jol hailed the performance of Dimitar Berbatov after he struck twice against Club Brugge in the Uefa Cup, writes MIKE McGR ATH. Salou Ibrahim had given the Belgian...
Football: Cats a Top Flight Force - Chopra
Byline: Stuart Rayner MICHAEL Chopra took extra satisfaction from his two-goal haul against Sunderland this week, but the Newcastle-born forward also admitted he sees the Black Cats as a "Premiership club". The 22-year-old has had a new lease...
Football: Conquered by the Toon Army
Byline: Paul Gilder Chief Sports Writer in Sicily Palermo 0 Newcastle United 1 PALERMO is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world - and it was a tradition continued by Newcastle last night as Glenn Roeder's team became...
Football: Hooliganism - the Sicilian Experience
Byline: Paul Gilder Chief Sports Writer FOOTBALL hooliganism has often been referred to as 'the English disease' but the sobering experiences of Newcastle supporters and the travelling Press in Palermo this week suggest otherwise. That there...
Football: Huber Spares Ger Man Blushes
Celta Vigo 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 ALEXANDER Huber snatched a first-half equaliser against Celta Vigo to grant ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt a Uefa Cup stay of execution last night. The German side, gunned down 2-1 by Palermo in their Group...
Football: I Will Wait for Chance to Impress, Says Riera
Byline: By Stuart Rayner SPANISH misfit Arnau Caldentey Riera has vowed to bide his time in the hope of impressing Roy Keane rather than walk out on "perfect" Sunderland. The Irishman's Stadium of Light clear-out gathered pace yesterday with...
Football: Journal Jury
Laura Blyth WHAT a fantastic result for the Lads. To beat the joint leaders of Serie A feels brilliant. Our defence was solid and worked well together. The midfield worked hard with James Milner standing out and he supplied a great cross for the...
Football: Krul's Hailed for Sicilian Heroics; Keeper Gets Ovation after Vital Saves
Byline: Paul Gilder Chief Sports Writer in Sicily Palermo 0 Newcastle United 1 TIM Krul was last night given a standing ovation from his appreciative team-mates after returning to the Newcastle dressing room as the unlikely hero of a momentous...
Football: Old Guard Sparkle for Blackburn
Blackburn 3 Basel 0 BLACKBURN manager Mark Hughes paid tribute to a pair of veteran campaigners as his side moved closer to the knockout stages of the Uefa Cup. Inspirational playmaker Tugay, 36, sparked a 3-0 victory against Basel at Ewood...
Football: Quakers Squad Given Time to Shine
Byline: STUART RAYNER DAVE Penney has vowed to trim the fat from the Darlington squad he has inherited - but not before giving those at Neasham Road a chance to prove themselves, writes STUART RAYNER. The 42-year-old takes charge of the Quakers...
Gayle Force for Windies
Cricket: Chris Gayle rose to the challenge with his third hundred of the ICC Champions Trophy to earn West Indies a place in the final. Opener Gayle struck an unbeaten 133 to mastermind a canter past South Africa's 258 for eight at the Sawai Mansingh...
Golding Fired Up by the Signings
Byline: By Alan Hedley Falcons prop Jon Golding aims to use the signing of All Black Joe McDonnell this week to inspire him on his home debut against Premiership leaders Bristol tonight. The 24-year-old from Morpeth makes his Kingston Park bow...
Herecomestanley on Course for Victory
Herecomestanley is on a roll now he has got his act together and ought to be capable of landing another success in the Seaward Kirk Webster Inspiration Handicap Chase at Fontwell today. Milton Harris revealed his charge is something of a worrier...
Hooliganism ( the Sicilian Experience
Byline: By Paul Gilder Football hooliganism has often been referred to as 'the English disease' but the sobering experiences of Newcastle supporters and the travelling Press in Palermo this week suggest otherwise. That there were no disturbing...
Horse Racing: Herecomestanley on Course for Victory; in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband HERECOMESTANLEY is on a roll now he has got his act together and ought to be capable of landing another success in the Seaward Kirk Webster Inspiration Handicap Chase at Fontwell today. Milton Harris revealed his charge is...
Huber Spares German Blushes
Alexander Huber snatched a first-half equaliser against Celta Vigo to grant ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt a Uefa Cup stay of execution last night. The German side, gunned down 2-1 by Palermo in their Group H opener, came into the tie knowing a second...
I Do Run Run Run, I Do Run Run - Scream It!
Byline: Bob Cuffe SOME men are born heroes. They laugh in the face of danger. Tweak its nose. Slap it about a bit. I belong in the other camp. The Run Away camp. Run And Don't Look Back. Throwing children and the infirm behind me. It's how...
I Do Run Run Run, I Do Run Run ( Scream It!
Byline: By Bob Cuffe Some men are born heroes. They laugh in the face of danger. Tweak its nose. Slap it about a bit. I belong in the other camp. The Run Away camp. Run And Don't Look Back. Throwing children and the infirm behind me. It's...
'I've Dealt with Your Deceit for Two Months, Now You Have the Rest of Your Life to Deal with the Consequences' Final Message of Vengeance from Killer Father
Byline: By Andrew Barrow A FATHER who used chloroform to kill his young daughter in revenge for his wife's affair with a married judge was yesterday convicted of her murder. Hospital radiographer Gavin Hall, 33, drugged and then suffocated three-year-old...
I Will Wait for Chance to Impress, Says Riera
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Spanish misfit Arnau Caldentey Riera has vowed to bide his time in the hope of impressing Roy Keane rather than walk out on "perfect" Sunderland. The Irishman's Stadium of Light clear-out gathered pace yesterday with...
Knife Raiders Hit Care Home; Gang Brings Terror to Vulnerable Residents
Byline: By Neil McKay DETECTIVES were last night hunting two robbers who terrorised people in a care home at knifepoint. They forced their way into a house for people with learning difficulties early yesterday and threatened three of the men...
Krul's Hailed for Sicilian Heroics
Byline: By Paul Gilder Tim Krul was last night given a standing ovation from his appreciative team-mates after returning to the Newcastle dressing room as the unlikely hero of a momentous Uefa Cup triumph in Sicily. The 18-year-old marked his...
Letter: Voice of the North - Competitiveness Death Knell of Initiatives
Byline: STEVE COLBORN THE news that the planet is in dire straits comes as no surprise to people like myself, who have been warning of this eventuality for years. That for years, successive governments have concentrated solely on year on year...
Letter: Voice of the North - Council Leaders under Fire over Closures
Byline: MAUREEN HOWES I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with the comments put forward in the letter regarding Northumberland County Council's attitude towards its electorate by your reader Mr Steve Wilson (Wednesday, November 1). The leader of NCC, Mr Bill...
Letter: Voice of the North - Helping Servicemen and Women in Need
Byline: LES HUTCHISON THE national media has recently been dominated by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of the coverage has inevitably focused on the rights and wrongs of British military involvement. But it is important...
Let the Expert Plan the Party
Byline: By Bill Oldfield When I get a taxi I expect to arrive at my destination relaxed and not wound up, worrying that I'm going to get there with a lump on my head as a result of multiple bumpings against the windscreen. But this morning's...
Let the Expert Plan the Party; Food Sponsored by Bowey Homes
Byline: BILL OLDFIELD WHEN I get a taxi I expect to arrive at my destination relaxed and not wound up, worrying that I'm going to get there with a lump on my head as a result of multiple bumpings against the windscreen. But this morning's driver,...
Lighter Side to Football Rivalry
Byline: By Dave Black Famous FA Cup giant-killers have put footballing rivalry aside to help a fellow non-league club which is facing a financial crisis caused by vandal attacks. Bedlington Terriers ( who won their own battle for survival this...
Lighter Side to Football Rivalry; Terriers' Chief Helps Vandal-Hit Colliers
Byline: By Dave Black FAMOUS FA Cup giant-killers have put footballing rivalry aside to help a fellow non-league club which is facing a financial crisis caused by vandal attacks. Bedlington Terriers - who won their own battle for survival this...
Low Expectations Blamed for Threat to Prosperity
One of the best known businessmen in the North-East, Sir Peter Vardy, will today call for action to end the "poverty of ambition" that he says is threatening the long-term prosperity of the North-East. In a speech to the North- East Regional Information...
Marts
Hexham October 30 Hexham and Northern Marts held their final ram sale of the season and offered for sale 438 Blackface, Swaledale, Cheviot, Bluefaced Leicester, Suffolk, Texel and other Continental rams. Prior to the sale a show of hill rams...
Menacing Youths Spark Call for Police
Byline: By Robert Brooks Gangs of youths menacing a former pit village have sparked calls for the return of a permanent police presence. People in Shilbottle, near Alnwick, say they are fed up with the gangs causing disorder and criminal damage....
Menacing Youths Spark Call for Police; Worried Residents Want Return of Permanent Officer in Village
Byline: By Robert Brooks GANGS of youths menacing a former pit village have sparked calls for the return of a permanent police presence. People in Shilbottle, near Aln-wick, say they are fed up with the gangs causing disorder and criminal damage....
Motoring Contracts Put Printers on Right Road
Byline: By Graeme King Printing company Elanders Hindson has won contracts with two of the world's largest car makers ( worth a huge pounds 2.5m ( as the company motors along towards sales of pounds 20m. The North Tyneside company, owned by a...
Natural Barn Winner
Byline: By Geoff Laws The Barn restaurant has come a long way since the owner first set up camp in Newcastle city centre. After a couple of staging posts, they have come to rest in Jesmond. Now, some people get stodgier and grumpier as they get...
Natural Barn Winner; Table FOR 2
Byline: GEOFF LAWS THE Barn restaurant has come a long way since the owner first set up camp in Newcastle city centre. After a couple of staging posts, they have come to rest in Jesmond. Now, some people get stodgier and grumpier as they get...
NFU Call for Rethink on Uplands Scheme
Byline: By Anna Lognonne The nfu is warning the Government not to drop the model of uplands support it originally backed in its Uplands Reward Structure consultation. The call comes at a crucial time when Defra has indicated it is considering...
NFU Call for Rethink on Uplands Scheme; Farming
Byline: By Anna LognonnA THE NFU is warning the Government not to drop the model of uplands support it originally backed in its Uplands Reward Structure consultation. The call comes at a crucial time when Defra has indicated it is considering...
Nicholas Craig
Byline: Nicholas Craig IT'S now over a week since I returned from Beijing and Shanghai. So much activity, noise and pollution are bewildering. The shelter of Corbridge came as a welcome relief. It is difficult to relay the extraordinary effect...
Nicholas Craig Column
Byline: By Nicholas Craig It's now over a week since I returned from Beijing and Shanghai. So much activity, noise and pollution are bewildering. The shelter of Corbridge came as a welcome relief. It is difficult to relay the extraordinary effect...
No White Poppies This Year
Byline: By Dave Black Peace campaigners have scrapped a plan to lay a wreath of white poppies at a Remembrance Day service in Northumberland after opposition from war veterans. Morpeth Peace Group asked to lay the poppies beside the traditional...
Old Guard Sparkle for Blackburn
Blackburn manager Mark Hughes paid tribute to a pair of veteran campaigners as his side moved closer to the knockout stages of the Uefa Cup. Inspirational playmaker Tugay, 36, sparked a 3-0 victory against Basel at Ewood Park with a wonder goal,...
On Target for Another Fine Mess
As predicted, the Government's revamp of the dental service has not been plain sailing. Dentists in the North-East are warning there will be no NHS service within two years. And the reason ( treatment targets. The Department of Health's treatment...
Open Design Wins Praise at College
Byline: By James Barton The second phase of a pounds 2.7m college construction project designed by architect Waring and Netts has been completed by developer Terrace Hill. Stockton Riverside College appointed the Newcastle architects in January...
Pounds 280,000 Rescue Deal Saves Textile Company
Byline: By Nigel Stirling TEXTILE company Aptec has been rescued from the hands of administrators by a Newcastle investment vehicle backed by a group of 100 wealthy backers. The County Durham business is now poised for expansion after being bought...
Quakers Squad Given Time to Shine
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Dave Penney has vowed to trim the fat from the Darlington squad he has inherited ( but not before giving those at Neasham Road a chance to prove themselves, writes Stuart Rayner. The 42-year-old takes charge of the Quakers...
Recipe OF THE WEEK
Northumberland oxtail soup Serves 6 I COULD almost live on soup and, if I was on a really tight budget, soup is a way of providing home-cooked food cheaply yet healthily. Continuing our campaign - which we've been running for a year now - to...
Ringing the Changes on a New European Partnership
CARPHONE Warehouse yesterday said it was working with Vodafone on a European deal amid signs relations have improved since the mobile phone giant ditched Carphone as a contract supplier a month ago. The announcement came as Carphone posted a 60%...
Rugby Union: All Blacks Still Ahead of the Rest - Skipper
Byline: By Andrew Baldock ENGLAND captain Martin Corry believes New Zealand have set a benchmark of consistency the world champions must try to emulate. Corry will lead his country for the 11th time on Sunday when World Cup favourites New Zealand...
Rugby Union: Golding Fired Up by the Signings
Byline: Alan Hedley FALCONS prop Jon Golding aims to use the signing of All Black Joe McDonnell this week to inspire him on his home debut against Premiership leaders Bristol tonight. The 24-year-old from Morpeth makes his Kingston Park bow after...
Shorts
New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw has warned that England will be 'fired up' for Sunday's Twickenham showdown after being universally written off ahead of their opening autumn Test. Injury has robbed the world champions of a host of big names and...
Son Sees His Dad Die in Arson Attack
Byline: By Chloe Griffiths Police tried to comfort a screaming boy of 12 as firefighters carried his dying father from their burning home after an arson attack. Stephen Boak died on the roadside after he was carried from the blazing terraced...
Son Sees His Dad Die in Arson Attack; Fire Crews Fight in Vain to Save Father
Byline: By Chloe Griffiths POLICE tried to comfort a screaming boy of 12 as firefighters carried his dying father from their burning home after an arson attack. Stephen Boak died on the roadside after he was carried from the blazing terraced...
Stars
Byline: Lara Wells ARIES: Today, your tastes are expensive: safeguard your bank account. People high up ensure you stick to rules. Heaven waits at home tonight. Call for more. Call 0901609 4651 TAURUS: Watch your step with a partner as there...
The Journal: On Target for Another Fine Mess
AS predicted, the Government's revamp of the dental service has not been plain sailing. Dentists in the North-East are warning there will be no NHS service within two years. And the reason - treatment targets. The Department of Health's treatment...
Toon and Country
Byline: David Banks CONFESSION time: if I'd a quid for every expenses claim I fiddled in my Fleet Street career I'd have almost enough saved today to pay Michael Owen's physiotherapy bill. Journalists of my vintage were encouraged in the black...
Toon and Country
Byline: By David Banks Confession time: if I'd a quid for every expenses claim I fiddled in my Fleet Street career I'd have almost enough saved today to pay Michael Owen's physiotherapy bill. Journalists of my vintage were encouraged in the black...
Village Now Has Its Hero in Post
Byline: By Hayley Beattie There were whoops of delight yesterday as Matfen villagers welcomed back their post office. Within minutes of it reopening, a stream of people passed through the doors and many thanked Heddon-on-the-Wall sub-postmaster...
Village Now Has Its Hero in Post; Good Neighbour Restores Vital Service
Byline: By Hayley Beattie THERE were whoops of delight yesterday as Matfen villagers welcomed back their post office. Within minutes of it reopening, a stream of people passed through the doors and many thanked Heddon-on-the-Wall sub-postmaster...
Warm Up with the Spice Cube; the Journal: Competition
The winter evenings are well and truly upon us and The Spice Cube is offering Journal readers a meal for two that will most definitely warm your cockles on a frosty night! For Tuesday, November 21 head chef Dinesh Rawat has designed a regional menu...
Weekend Teams
Border reivers (away, Ulster): C MacRae, S Danielli, B MacDougall, G Law or N De Luca, B Daniel, S Jones, C Cusiter (cap); R Grant, S Scott, B Douglas, C Hamilton, J Dalziel, S Gray, A Miller, R Beattie. Reps: S Crombie, E Kalman, R Vernon, S Newlands,...
We've Learned to Be the Best
The best of training in the North East was revealed at an awards ceremony which took place in Gateshead earlier this week. For the past 20 years the National Training Awards have been recognising and celebrating businesses, organisations and individuals...
What Shall We Leave to Our Grandchildren? CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE IN THE NORTH EAST
Byline: By Kirsteen Thomson IF ever there was a time when we were being urged to consider our actions in a holistic way to create sustainable communities, now is that time. Never before have the messages been so strongly sent out. The need...
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