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 March 20, 2010

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Accident Ends in Car Wars for Bent; Row over Aston Martin Hire
Byline: Sophie Doughty WITH his pounds 70,000 car off the road, Sunderland striker Darren Bent needed a hire car to commute to training and matches. But an insurance company is now locked in a legal battle with the Black Cats star after he claimed...
Acknowledgements
GRIEVES (Harwood). Formerly of North Shields. Husband Jim and all the family of the late Anne would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy cards and donations to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Fund received at the time...
A Good Time to Rebalance Investments
Byline: Roger Versteeg IF only we had a crystal ball. Generally, equity markets bottomed out in March 2009 and most investors have seen a really good rally in the value of their investments. But now that we've had a good rally, despite economic...
Airline Staff Start Strike as Peace Effort Falls Apart
Byline: Alan Jones THOUSANDS of air and rail passengers face travel misery after moves to prevent a three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew collapsed and signal workers voted to take industrial action over jobs. Thousands of BA staff walked...
A Lost Friend Is Honoured by the Sixty Niners; Scholarship in Memory of Leading Doctor
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson THEY are a band of brothers who have dedicated their careers to medicine. And now the team have named a new scholarship in memory of their friend and colleague who died from cancer last year. Dr Ed Eastham saved hundreds...
A New Chief Commander
IMPERIAL Commander signalled a changing of the guard among the dynasty of staying chasers eclipsing Kauto Star and Denman in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup. In a race billed as a heavyweight showdown between Paul Nicholls' stablemates, it was...
Another Junction in History of Bus Journeys; Nexus Has Launched a Consultation on the Biggest Overhaul of Buses in Tyne & Wear since Deregulation in the 1980s. AMY HUNT Finds out about the Situation Then and Now
Byline: AMY HUNT BUS deregulation, which came into force in 1986, allowed for competition between local bus operators for the first time. Unlike under the regulated system, operators were not required to use profits from popular bus routes to...
ANOTHER Survey Pointing out the [...]
ANOTHER survey pointing out the blooming obvious pinged into my email basket the other day. It announced that a lot of young people today will need to help from their parents to get a foot on the housing ladder. Well, there's a surprise! Now...
Are You Happy to with Your 'Gap' THE INDEPENDENT VIEW
Byline: Mike Batty AS responsible financial advisers, we constantly bang on about the 'protection gap''. This is the difference between the levels of life assurance cover that we have taken out against the amount of cover that we actually need....
Arson Probe after Blaze; Club Destroyed after Fourth Suspicious Fire
Byline: Linda Richards CLUB officials are today counting the cost of the latest in a series of arson attacks that have destroyed the building. Ryton United Services Club on Main Street, Crawcrook, in Gateshead, was gutted early yesterday by a...
A View to Impress; Coastal Appeal but Handy for City
WITH a wide range of homes to select from to meet the needs of first-time buyers and more seasoned movers, Earsdon View has become a magnet for people looking for a location that is out of the city but still provides easy access to the delights and...
Beauty Bible
Byline: Liz Lamb This week we roadtest ... a pomegranate peel WORKING in an office often leaves my skin feeling dehydrated so I have been on the hunt for a product to kickstart a glowing complexion. Saks Advanced Beauty offers a host of peels and...
Beith Caught Up in Expenses Fall-Out; Sir Alan Ticked off in House for Flat Claims
Byline: Adrian Pearson BERWICK MP Sir Alan Beith was yesterday the latest politician to be caught up in the parliamentary expenses fallout. The veteran Liberal Democrat was rebuked in parliament for changes to the second home he rented in London....
Belgravia's Best Bar None; Situated in the Heart of London, the Halkin Is One of the Capital's Most Elegant and Exclusive Hotels. Gordon Barr Spent a Short Break There and Lapped Up Its Luxury, Service and Attention to Detail, Deeming It One of the Finest Hotels in Britain
IT takes a lot of imagination, foresight and money to turn a former multi-storey car park into one of the most exclusive and elegant hotels in London. Good on Christina Ong for doing just that. She had the money and when she realised there was no...
Blacks Says Ashley Bid Is 'Inadequate'
BLACKS Leisure snubbed a pounds 26m takeover approach from Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports World business as it vowed to press on with expansion plans. The outdoor clothing retailer described the indicative offer from its biggest shareholder...
Blatter's Re-Election Hopes Are Boosted
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has strengthened his power after a bid to impose an eight-year limit on future leaders of the game's world governing body was defeated. Asian confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam, viewed as a potential challenger...
Blyth Boss Joins the Pompey Annals; BLUE SQUARE CONFERENCE NORTH
Byline: STEVE BROWN ANOINTED a legend last night, Mick Tait's induction into Portsmouth's Hall of Fame has been followed by a thorough vote of confidence from Blyth Spartans chairman Tony Platten, writes STEVE BROWN. Manager at Croft Park in...
BMW Targets UK with New Touring Model
Byline: Mike Torpey HOT on the heels of this month's arrival of the new BMW 5 Series saloon comes the early autumn launch of the latest Touring model. It's the fourth generation of the popular estate version of the 5 Series range and will initially...
Boro History No Millstone; Strachan Will Not Shy Away from Past Successes in Rebuilding Job
Byline: Mark Douglas GORDON Strachan insists he is not daunted by the challenge of bringing Premier League football back to Middlesbrough - as he vowed to "embrace" the club's history. Owner Steve Gibson has set Strachan the challenge of replicating...
Bruce: I'm under No Pressure to Sell Stars
Byline: Mark Douglas STEVE Bruce is adamant he will not be under any pressure to sell as he challenged his players to prove they deserve to remain at the Stadium of Light next season. Bruce has been delighted with the response Kenwyne Jones has...
Buccleuch Win for Charging Charles
DUKE of Buccleuch Point to Point race owners, jockeys and spectators enjoyed a thrilling yet light-hearted hunt ride competition staged for the first time on a Jamie Innes purposebuilt cross country course at Friars Haugh, Kelso. Following a nine-week...
Clean-Living Harper Is Getting Ready to Put Shirt on Magpies; Steve Harper Is 90 Minutes from Claiming a Newcastle United Record from a Friend Who Has Been There, Done That and Got the T-Shirt. Stuart Rayner Reports
THE name Newcastle United conjures images of passionate fans, hell-forleather attacking and comical defending. Some 129 years of football history cannot be so easily encapsulated into sweeping generalisations but nevertheless, the Magpies' longestserving...
Craig's Burden Is Gone; Gordon: Price Tag Burden Has Finally Gone
IN-FORM Craig Gordon b elieves he has finally lifted the burden of his pounds 9million price tag, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The Scotland goalkeeper has been in sensational form since he returned from the broken arm suffered in a clash with Jermain Defoe...
Date with the Stars; HIGH-Flying Career Woman Lexi Proud Has Shared Private Jets with a Galaxy of Stars and VIPs. but Now She's Swapped Jet Setting for Matchmaking. MIEKA SMILES Met Her.: Lexi's Date with the Stars
Byline: MIEKA SMILES HE'S an absolute gentleman - a wonderful man," gushes Lexi Proud. X Factor contestants might not share quite the same view of Mr Simon Cowell. But then again Lexi, from Wylam, in Northumberland, is used to staying on the...
Deaths
BLOOMFIELD (Prudhoe). Tragically on 15th March 2010, aged 22 years, Andrew John, a beloved son, brother and grandson. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Would friends please meet for service at St. Mary's Church, Ovingham, on...
Deputy's Chinese Dream Is a Reality; Teacher Didn't Live to See First Twinning Visit
Byline: Brian Daniel A PARTNERSHIP between schools in Northumberland and China forged by a deputy head is to come to fruition. Students and staff at the Duchess's High School in Alnwick are to travel to China at the end of the month to visit a school...
Diary
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Monday, March 22 Tynemouth Flower Club, demonstration, Memories, by Pamella Alexander, Holy Saviour's Parish Hall, Manor Road, 7pm. Tuesday, March 23...
Does Christmas Hangover Still Hurt?
ALMOST a third of personal insolvencies in March are being caused by overspending at Christmas. According to new figures from insolvency trade body R3, 31% of personal insolvencies that occur this month will have been triggered by people stretching...
Don't Put a Phone Mast So Close to Our School; Petition Signed by 1,800 Wants Plan Blunder Rectified
FAMILIES are calling on council chiefs to try to rectify a planning blunder which gave the green light for a mobile phone mast to be built outside their popular local school. A petition signed by 1,800 people in Darras Hall, Northumberland, has...
Dressed for Shop Success; Boutique in Fashion Bible's Top 50 Stores
Byline: John Hill FOLLOWERS of fashion from across the country may soon be scouring the racks at Kate Walton's stylish Newcastle boutique Havetolove. The young entrepreneur's shop in Gosforth has been included in Vogue's roster of Britain's Best...
E-Class Opens for Business
Byline: Chris Russon GOING topless can be a risky business if what's revealed is not up to scrutiny. But Mercedes-Benz is about to confound any critics of its latest E-Class design with a cabriolet which is pure and beautiful. Open to the elements,...
England Nurturing Good Ashes Habits
Byline: Rory Dollard ALASTAIR Cook may be leading England in another low-key clash with Test minnows Bangladesh today, but he believes the contest could still play a crucial role in his team's Ashes defence. England have plenty of cricket to...
Feel 'At Home' at the Seaside; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
SPRING is in the air, so first-time buyers are being invited to celebrate at a special event this weekend where homebuilder Miller Homes can help people spring straight on to the property ladder. The event will be held at Miller's The Copse development...
Ferguson Lambasts FA Faults; It Is Dysfunctional, Claims Scot
Byline: Simon Stone SIR Alex Ferguson has lashed out at the Football Association over their perceived "dysfunctional" disciplinary system. Less than two months after Rio Ferdinand was handed what turned out to be a four-match ban for an attack...
Figures Highlight Dilemma for UK PLC
Byline: Stephen Sumner GOVERNMENT statistics for the past 12 months, published recently, show a big fall in government revenue namely: income tax down 12.6%, national insurance down 2.69%, capital gains tax down 57%, inheritance tax down 41%, VAT...
First-Time Buyer Property Scheme Is a Popular Choice
GETTING on to the property ladder can be tough. But various North East home builders have schemes to help first-time buyers. The latest couple to benefit from developers Yuill Homes' partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency are James Doe...
Followers of Fashion; THE Look You Want for Your Home Will Help You to Decide the Designer to Go to, Says CLAIRE HORNBY
Byline: CLAIRE HORNBY THIS month the fashionistas out in force for London Fashion Week with all the top designers exhibiting their latest creations for the spring and summer. But it's not just the fashion houses who get excited about the new seasons....
Forestry Team Digs Deep to Meet Targets; Environment Editor TONY HENDERSON on the Start of a Really Mammoth Planting Season
Byline: TONY HENDERSON IT'S a case of have trees, will travel. Nine Canadian forestry workers have arrived in the North East to help meet an ambitious planting target. The Forestry Commission aims to plant more than 3.7m trees in the region by...
Forgotten Men Still Have Big Role to Play - Hughton
Byline: STUART RAYNER BOTH have played very little football since Christmas, but Chris Hughton has hailed Nicky Butt and Ryan Taylor as two of Newcastle United's unsung heroes, writes STUART RAYNER. Butt is the Magpies' captain, and Taylor one...
Friends Lead Call for Action at Crash Site; Two Brothers Killed in Horrific Accident
Byline: Sonia Sharma ASURVIVOR of a horrific crash that killed two brothers is calling for the speed limit on the road where they died to be reduced. Andrew and Nicolas Davies were in a VW Golf which plunged 30ft down a ravine on Hartley Lane,...
Fun in the Sun for Good Cause; Mile Opens the Sport Relief Weekend
Byline: Sara Nichol RUNNERS had a spring in their step as they played their part on a charity campaign. The sun shone as workers from Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University ran a mile to kick-off the Sport Relief weekend on Tyneside....
Gateshead out of 'Rehab' RUGBY LEAGUE
CHRIS Hood believes his Gateshead Thunder battlers have already shown they have what it takes to shrug off their Wednesday night humiliation, even before they host London Skolars tomorrow, writes NICK PUREWAL. Thunder entertain the Londoners in...
Gloom Lifting as Lloyds Predicts Return to Profit
Byline: Iain Laing LLOYDS Banking Group had some cheer for the taxpayer as it predicted a return to profit this year after lower than expected bad debts. The bank is 41% state-owned but shares jumped as much as 10% following the upbeat comments,...
Grave Error Is Put Right; Village Picks Up the Bill for Cemetery
Byline: Brian Daniel TAXPAYERS in a Northumberland village were hit with a big rise following a council blunder. And people in neighbouring villages have seen their parish council tax demands drop by as much as 60.8% as a result. The error stems...
Hayman Joins French Exodus; Falcons Skipper on Verge of Agreeing Toulon Move
Byline: Nick Purewal NEWCASTLE Falcons talisman Carl Hayman will this weekend complete a deal to join Toulon for next season - rejecting overtures to stay at Kingston Park or an All Blacks return for the 2011 World Cup. Spurning the chance for...
Home Dreams Dashed; Eco-Friendly House Plan for Plot
Byline: Dave Black ACOUPLE have been caught up in a planning nightmare after buying a plot of land for their dream home - and then being told they can't build it. Marie Turnbull-Davison, 38, and her husband James, 41, sold up last summer and...
Index Dips but Greggs Ends on the Up
Byline: John Dance THE FTSE 100 Index took a rollercoaster ride on Friday after gaining as much as 50 points by late lunch, only to see the gains evaporate as the afternoon progressed, ending the day 7.5 points lower at 5650.1. The early momentum...
Irish Looking for Another Big Prize after Cheltenham Success
CHELTENHAM is over for another year, but the Irish - already celebrating the victory of Big Zeb in the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase - will still be looking to grab another big prize before going home when they call in at Uttoxeter for the Midlands...
I Thought I Was Going to Die but All I Could Think of Was 'Who's Going to Look after My Kids?' POST Natal Depression Can Be a Debilitating Illness That Affects Up to 15% of New Mums. in the First of a Series of Features PND Sufferer Christine Stephenson Tells Her Story to KAREN WILSON
Byline: KAREN WILSON IT should've been the happiest time of her life, but two weeks after Christine Stephenson gave birth to her second son Ellis, she received some terrible news that led to a spiral of depression, panic attacks and even suicidal...
It's Knit One Save One - Life; Grandmother's Aid Effort Is Amazing
Byline: Phil Doherty CHILDREN from a small village in Bangladesh have been supplied with hundreds of knitted jumpers thanks to a North East grandmother. In the last two years, Doris Godfrey from The Oval in Ouston, Chester-le-Street has been knitting...
Join Charlie's Urban Army; GARDENERS in Towns and Cities Are Being Urged to Introduce Eco Measures to Help Reduce the Carbon Footprint and Encourage Wildlife. HANNAH STEPHENSON Reports
PEOPLE with urban gardens can make a real contribution to helping the environment, but many of them don't realise it, according to a new survey. Some 46% of the 1,000 people questioned claimed that urban pollution in their immediate environment...
Latest Outback Is a Smooth Operator
Byline: Robin Roberts THREE decades ago, when 4x4 was the preserve of farmers or great landowners, a small Japanese company dared to be different. That was Subaru, whose comparatively diminutive Estate was given a fairly simple, but non-the-less...
Making Woodland Better for Wildlife and People
FORESTS in the North East produce about 450,000 tonnes of timber per year. Chris Slater, from the Forestry Commission, said: "The annual planting replaces trees felled and also allows us to make the woodlands even better places for wildlife and people....
Massage Will Ease Any Stiffness; FITNESS Expert David Fairlamb Gives More Tips on How to Get in Shape
HERE are this week's training options. Remember they are a guideline and can be adapted to go within your own training programme or you can simply pick certain sessions or exercises to do. Always make sure you warm up before each workout and cool...
Mister Can Improve on Carlisle Marker; Journallive.Co.UK Racing Saturday, March 94 MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
IT has been a cruel winter for Greystoke trainer Nicky Richards, who has suffered more than most in the icy grip of Cumbria. Unable to get his string out because of the snow and frost, he sent a few horses down to Newmarket for a temporary stay so...
Mummies Are Extra Yummy; TAKE Three Busy Mums, Add a Bit of Hair Wizardry and Their Yummy Mummy Makeover Is Complete. We Chat to the Three Winners of the Journal and Hooker & Young Mother's Day Competition. MIEKA SMILES Reports
Byline: MIEKA SMILES MUMS are forever worrying about looking after their family so it's always nice when they get spoiled in return. We teamed up with hair gurus Hooker & Young to offer a fabulous competition with mums having the chance to win...
Music Scammers Are Rocked by Court Case; Trio's Jukebox Firm Had Pounds 3m Turnover
Byline: Dan Warburton AMULTI-MILLION pound scam involving illegal music sales has been uncovered in the North East. Rogue traders at a digital jukebox firm, which had a pounds 3m turnover, duped the music industry out of pounds 850,000 over seven...
My Life
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD WITH campaigning for the General Election now in full swing, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all politicians are as bad as each other. They are all awful, of course, but the important thing to remember...
My Place
Byline: Karen Wilson CHRIS Lowery, 32, is managing director of privately-owned regional company Northern Washrooms, which helps companies save water. Before setting up Northern Washrooms, Chris worked for similar companies supplying and maintaining...
New Audi a Work of Art
Byline: Malcolm Robertshaw THE latest generation Audi A4 benefits from an attractive body apparently sculpted in one piece, front and rear of the car merging into each other. A coupe-like sloping roof adds a flow of elegance to a profile designed...
New Exhibition Showcases Best in Contemporary Living; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
OVER the past five years the Living North Fairs have quickly established themselves as highlights in the region's social and shopping calendar. Living North LIVE is an exciting addition to the calendar for 2010, and incorporates the Living North Spring...
New Low Has Rhys on High; Welshman Storms Ahead
WELSHMAN Rhys Davies fired the lowest round of his European Tour career to take the halfway lead at the Hassan Trophy in Morocco. The 24-year-old, a team-mate of Rory McIlroy at the 2007 Walker Cup and third in the Malaysian Open two weeks ago,...
New Qashqai on the Way
Byline: Chris Russon THE crossover concept is fast becoming the trend for the modern motorist. That's good news for Britain since the car which started the craze is all home-built. The Nissan Qashqai became an overnight success when it arrived...
Old Foes Await English Teams
MANCHESTER United and Arsenal both face repeats of previous Champions League finals in this season's quarter-finals - but United will be much happier of the two. United were drawn to face Bayern Munich in the last eight in a repeat of the 1999 final...
Our Dane Has Been Just Great; Chris: Peter's Form a Bonus: Dane Has Been Just Great for Us - Chris
Byline: Stuart Rayner PETER L[degrees]venkrands' prolific goalscoring form has been a "bonus" for Newcastle United this season and reward for the Magpies' patience, says manager Chris Hughton. The Dane faces a race to be fit for this ev ening's...
Outcast Is Eager to Return; Forgotten Fox Given His Chance
Byline: Stuart Rayner HE has been the forgotten man of Carlisle United's midfield, but Marc Bridge-Wilkinson could be given the task of helping the Cumbrians achieve their primary target this season. With Kevan Hurst suffering a knee injury and...
Paedophile Left Free to Rape Five-Year-Old; Bosses Apologise for Serious Errors
Byline: Robert Weatherall ACONVICTED paedophile was left free to repeatedly rape a five-year-old girl because of failings by child protection bosses. Steven Watts befriended the mother of his victim and offered to babysit. But while the girl's...
Passions Rising in Fight for Gallery; Staff Told They May Lose Jobs
Byline: Amy Hunt STAFF at a troubled art organisation have been told their jobs will be axed if future cash cannot be secured. Waygood's four permanent staff members have been handed protective redundancy notices, meaning they will lose their...
Phillips Will Meet His Heir Apparent; Niall Quinn Played with One of Them and Signed the Other. Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Heard Sunderland's Chairman Wax Lyrical on Two of His Favourite Subjects
PROLIFIC for Sunderland, unfairly cast aside by England. They will be on opposite sides of the divide when Birmingham arrive at the Stadium of Light this afternoon, but Kevin Phillips and Darren Bent have more in common than most. Footballers in...
Primary Colours; School Corridor's Transformation Highlightspit Heritage
Byline: Tony Henderson MODERN-DAY pitman painter Jacky Payton went back to school yesterday for the unveiling of his mining masterpiece. Jacky, 66, worked at Westoe Colliery in South Shields for nearly 36 years. When the pit ceased production...
Proud Moment for Skipper Moody
LEWIS Moody will enjoy the proudest moment of his England career today when he captains his country against Grand Slam-chasing France in Paris. The Leicester flanker was given the honour after Steve Borthwick, who had captained England for 20 consecutive...
Punches Aren't Pulled to Make Sure Pints Are; New Measures to Protect Rural Pubs
Byline: Alastair Craig UNDER-THREAT community pubs in the North East will be safeguarded from closure, the Government pledged last night. Pubs minister John Healey unveiled measures to protect the heart of rural villages in an effort to stem...
Q&A; YOUR Money Queries Are Answered by Peter Rutherford, Senior Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
QFor some years I have been contracted out of the State Second Pension Scheme but my pension provider has recently written to me saying they think I would be better off contracting back in. What is your opinion? AContracting out means that some of...
Regional Thinking Wins Praise; Pulling Together Is Way Forward, Says Homes Chief
Byline: Adrian Pearson ASENIOR North East housing chief has praised regional efforts to create jobs as the Conservatives prepare for a massive quango shake-up. Alison Thain, boss at social housing group Fabrick, has spoken of the need for a strong...
Review Will Consider the Future of Pre-Packs
THE Government is considering new laws governing controversial "pre-pack" administrations after research revealed rules were being not complied with in more than a third of cases. A report from the Insolvency Service found that voluntary industry...
Showbiz News
PAMELA ANDERSON has been given some double-sided tape by Ellen Degeneres - to help avoid a wardrobe malfunction. The former Baywatch babe is competing in Dancing With The Stars in the US, so Ellen gave her the pasties during The Ellen DeGeneres Show...
Sitting Pretty; THE Owners of One of Northumberland's Best-Known Furniture Makers Reveal Their Home Style Secrets to KAREN WILSON
Byline: KAREN WILSON THE home of Janet and Rick Petini, owners of upmarket Northumberland sofa makers Delcor, is packed with their own designs in all the latest fabrics. With a showroom/workshop within a Georgian country house in Seaton Delaval...
Skilltrainingltd Northern League
WHITLEY Bay's championship hopes will almost certainly rest on the outcome of their game with table-topping Spennymoor Town at Hillheads this afternoon, writes MALCOLM PRATT. A big gate is expected for the crunch match, with the Seahorses aiming...
Spring into Action around Your Home; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
SPRING is here and that means it's time to brush away those cobwebs, polish grubby windows and clear out cupboards. But this year, the combination of a long winter keeping us indoors and the start of a new decade has inspired many of us to make...
Stand-Up Shows Scientists Have a Sense of Humour
Robin Hince at the Hyena - part of Newcastle Science Fest BILLED as an evening of comedy with a scientific twist, the audience at the Hyena was as far from the typical mix of lairy stags and alcopop drinking hens as you can get. A good thing too,...
Staunton Warns Side Not to Give Up
Byline: Mark Douglas STEVE Staunton has warned his downtrodden Darlington players not to give up on their doomed League Two campaign to keep their loyal fans on board for next season. Eighteen points shy of safety, the Quakers are heading for...
Step Inside This Cosy Co Nversion; MORE PICTURES Visit Our Gallery at WWW.Homemaker.Co.UK
Byline: Laura Wain WHEN David and Catherine Brown took on the challenge of renovating a 19th Century chapel, it stood bare aside from a few pews. Now, just two years on, they have transformed the once-empty shell into a four-bedroom home, where...
Sting in the Tale for Vipers, Says Gouett; ICE HOCKEY
Byline: NEIL FARRINGTON MARK Gouett is backing the Newcastle Vipers to "turn the whole year around" with two play-off victories at the end of a torrid 60-plus game season, writes NEIL FARRINGTON. While Rob Wilson's men go out this weekend to try...
Take Action to Avoid High Tax; IT IS Not Just the Super-Rich Who Will Be Hit by the Higher Tax Rate Introduced Next Month. SIMON Dobson Looks at Its Effects
Byline: SIMON Dobson FROM April there will be a 50% rate of income tax for those "high earners" being paid more than pounds 150,000. Many people may feel that this will not affect them, as they may only dream of having such a high level of income,...
Talent Is Nurtured in Art Competition
A NORTH East art student's work is set to be displayed alongside Damien Hirst's famous pieces at a top London gallery. Alex Hedworth will see one of his illustrations hanging in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery after being selected for the final...
Tell Us about Your Great Headteacher; Awards to Celebrate Excellent Work in Region's Schools
Byline: Nicola Juncar DO you think your school has the best headteacher in the region? If so, we want to hear about it. For the fourth year running, The Journal has teamed up with our sister paper on Teesside, the Evening Gazette, and our main...
The 'Blackburn Resistance' Jailed; Terror Videos and Weapons Uncovered
TWO brothers who filmed al Qaida-style propaganda in a park and dubbed themselves "The Blackburn Resistance" were yesterday convicted of terrorist offences. Abbas Iqbal, 24, gathered a stockpile of weapons at the family home in Blackburn, while...
The Dangers of 'Quick Fix' Renting
RENTERS living in "quick fix" accommodation while they wait to buy a home could be putting their lives at risk, warns a safety body. In the rush to move into a temporary rented property tenants may forget to ask if essential gas safety checks have...
The Sportiest Compact Car Ever
Byline: Mike Torpey FROM day one, Alfa Romeo's mission for the funky MiTo model was to make it the sportiest compact car in the world. The MiTo, originally launched early last year, has certainly proved a success - more than 6,000 being sold...
Thompson Going for Ambitious Hat-Trick; POINT TO POINT
Byline: PETER BURGON THE Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton fixture at Overton Farm, Crossford usually attracts the biggest crowd of the season on the Northern Area circuit and today's renewal should be no exception. A seven-race programme...
Thunder Crushed in Ideal Warm-Up; Eagles' Thoughts Turn to Final
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle Eagles 113 Worthing Thunder 70 NEWCASTLE Eagles have momentum on their side ahead of Sunday's Trophy showdown after recording an effortless 43-point victory over bogey side Worthing Thunder. Fab Flournoy's men went...
Time to Repair Winter Damage; with Spring around the Corner, It's Time to Check What Damage the Winter Has Done to Your Home, Says Peter Fall
Byline: Peter Fall OUR homes have taken a battering this winter. The long periods of frost, coupled with the slow melt of the snow, subjected our weather-proofing to a more intensive test than its had to cope with for years. Those who brought...
Touareg's Designer Makeover
Byline: Mike Torpey SEXY and Volkswagen aren't words that have traditionally been uttered in the same breath. In fact, until the funky Scirocco blew in almost 18 months ago there was little you could call cool about the German company's model...
Trophy Double to Kickstart Season; SPEEDWAY
THE 2010 speedway season roars into action this weekend as the North East's two top clubs battle it out in back-to-back Tyne-Tweed Trophy matches, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL. Berwick Bandits play host to Newcastle Diamonds tonight at Shielfield Park...
Trotters to Come Unstuck at Toffees
Byline: NEIL HARNETT IF the Premier League season had started on January 1 this year, Everton would now be sitting pretty in third place. The Toffees' recent form, particularly at Goodison Park, has been fantastic and they must be licking their...
Troubled Prius Still at Top of the Hybrid Class
Byline: Maxine Ashford SOMETIMES there is no better time to test a car than when a cloud of controversy hangs over it and that's certainly the case with Toyota's Prius at the moment. Until recently, this vehicle was considered a pioneer in the...
Twiston-Davies in Festival Heaven
FEW trainers can boast two Gold Cups on the same day, but after Baby Run had run his rivals ragged to scoop the hunter chase blue riband, the Christie's Foxhunter Chase, Nigel Twiston-Davies went into Cheltenham Festival wonderland. The Naunton handler...
Unibond Premier
Byline: STEVE BROWN THEY were joking, Durham City's young stars, when after only their second league win of the season - their second in four days - they sang 'The UniBond's upside down'. After victories over FC United of Manchester and Whitby,...
University Lands Top Climate Change Summit
NEWCASTLEGateshead has secured a major international meeting on climate change and the global financial crisis. The Regional Studies Annual International Conference 2011 takes place at Newcastle University in April next year. More than 350 delegates...
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