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 January 13, 2007

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2 DAY IN MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Burglary was fatal TWO burglars were jailed for seven years each yesterday after the terrified pensioner who confronted them had three heart attacks and died. Samuel Marshall, 66, came face to face with raiders Jonathon Buckley, 19, and Michael...
'A Few Minutes Ago I Was a Prisoner Serving a Life Sentence for a Crime I Did Not Commit. I Am Now a Free Man'
Byline: By Neil McKay A man who spent more than 14 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit spoke last night of his joy after he was dramatically freed by the Court of Appeal. A clearly emotional Andrew Adams vowed to return to Newcastle...
'A Few Minutes Ago I Was a Prisoner Serving a Life Sentence for a Crime I Did Not Commit. I Am Now a Free Man' Mixed Emotions for Man Freed after Court of Appeal Judges Quash His Murder Conviction
Byline: By Neil McKay A MAN who spent more than 14 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit spoke last night of his joy after he was dramatically freed by the Court of Appeal. A clearly emotional Andrew Adams vowed to return to Newcastle...
An Exciting Legacy Makes Life Richer
Byline: By Andy Richards When I jumped into Subaru's sleek, good looking estate I was impressed ( but something did not feel quite right. There's no doubt Subarus have come on a bundle in recent years. The raw power has always been there, but...
An Exciting Legacy Makes Life Richer; Motoring
Byline: By Andy Richards WHEN I jumped into Subaru's sleek, good looking estate I was impressed - but something did not feel quite right. There's no doubt Subarus have come on a bundle in recent years. The raw power has always been there, but...
Appeal Judges Quash His Murder Conviction; Ex-Prisoner Will Face a World of Difference
BEFORE his arrest in May 1992 for a murder he did not commit, Andrew Adams was a young, good-looking man-about-town who worked hard and played hard. At the age of 22 and with money in his pocket from his job as aircraft engineer with his father's...
A Radical Take on Global Warming
Conservative mp Tim Yeo has, for some time, been away from the political "front line" but all that might change this weekend. As chairman of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, he will, this weekend, call for "virtually no" domestic...
A Reason to Celebrate, Not a Sign of Failure
Some readers of The Journal on Thursday, January 11, may have been given the impression that the performance of Gateshead schools has fallen and that our schools are failing to act in the best interest of their pupils. That is certainly not the case....
Arngrove Northern League
In-form Whitley Bay aim to keep the pressure on leaders Sunderland Nissan when they visit second from bottom Horden CW in the first division of the Arngrove Northern League. Recent results have propelled the Seasiders into third and, although they...
Ascot Showpiece Evokes Memories of Dessie
Byline: ANITA CHAMBERS Ascot stages the pick of next week's busy calendar with the Victor Chandler Chase taking pride of place as the Saturday feature, writes ANITA CHAMBERS. The two-mile-one-furlong race has a rich history and will take on an...
Basketball: Hyatt Sits It out as Eagles Ease Home
Byline: SIMON RUSHWORTH Newcastle Eagles 101 Leicester Riders 96 JEREMY Hyatt has made a habit of hitting the headlines off the court, but last night the American was meant to let his basketball do the talking, writes SIMON RUSHWORTH. That...
Beat the Bookie
A selective look at the sports bets on offer this weekend: Liverpool get the chance to quickly put their cup exits at the hands of Arsenal behind them, with a trip to Watford in today's lunchtime fixture. And how they need a lift! After conceding...
Beauty: Dear Caroline; Your Exclusive Beauty and Grooming Tips from MAC Cosmetics' Senior Make-Up Artist, Sunderland-Born Caroline Donnelly
Byline: Caroline Donnelly Q. My skin is looking really dull at the moment. I tried bronzer but it didn't make me look any better. I'm wearing NC20 Select SPF 15 foundation, which is a really good colour for me. Anything I can do to make myself look...
Beauty: Give Your Bodies a Bit of a Breather; after December's Excesses January Is Detox Time! We Look at Some of the Products Available to Help You to Kick-Start a Beautiful 2007
BETTER BODIES TAKE inspiration from the East with The Sanctuary's Sento range. The five Japanese-influenced products shower gel, body scrub, scrub bar, body cream and moisturising spray - work to unblock energy flows and purify the skin. Prices...
Beware Castles in the A
Homemaker house doctor Peter Fall returns to his weekly slot with expert advice, dire warnings and a touch of humour. The potential client was quite gushing about the wonderful new dream home she had found. "It's very old," she said, "so old I don't...
Big Cat Gets the Cream
Byline: By Robin Roberts It's the bargain of the year without a January sale. The hot Coventry Cat gets the cream in the S-Type Supercharged R which blends sports car performance with sitting room comfort and delivers both in a style which is as...
Blinkers to Help See Nation State Home
Byline: By Doug Moscrop Before Christmas, I thought it was a case of Nation State going down to the start at Fontwell and returning home with first prize under his belt, but this game is never as simple as that. Gary Moore's six-year-old took...
Boost for Abuse Aid Campaign
Byline: By Paul James Police officers will next week hand over pounds 9,000 to the staff manning a helpline for victims of domestic violence. Northumbria Police assistant chief constable Kevin Mathieson will present the cheque to Claire Phillipson...
Boost for Abuse Aid Campaign; Auction Raises Pounds 9,000 for Victims of Violence
Byline: By Paul James POLICE officers will next week hand over pounds 9,000 to the staff manning a helpline for victims of domestic violence. Northumbria Police assistant chief constable Kevin Mathieson will present the cheque to Claire Phillipson...
Boro Star out for Six Weeks
Byline: By Jack Pickering Defender Robert Huth faces at least six more weeks on the sidelines now a suspected stress fracture has been confirmed. Middlesbrough's 22-year-old German international has been out of action with a foot problem since...
Boss Fights off Hawley Interest
Byline: By Luke Edwards Neil McDonald is determined to fight off interest in star striker Karl Hawley ( but hinted he may have to let Carlisle United's top goalscorer leave if a large offer comes in during this month's transfer window. Hawley's...
Businessman Jailed over Indecent Calls to Children
A MARRIED father-of-four made thousands of indecent calls to children across the UK pretending to be a doctor carrying out sexual health checks, a court heard yesterday. John Phillips, of Meadowfield, Stocks field, Northumberland, is known to have...
Carphone in Broadband Push
Carphone Warehouse was poised to push for more broadband business after claiming a "significant" improvement in the way it deals with customers. The group has been the subject of many complaints after "unprecedented" levels of demand for its TalkTalk...
Chance to Take a Stand Is Fading
Only a handful of stands at the homemaker exhibition are still available. And the event, at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on April 14 and 15, looks set to be a weekend packed with interest, information ( and family fun. The exhibition will have...
City Marks Saint's Legacy
A CELEBRATION was held at Sunderland Minster yesterday to mark the third anniversary of the city's adoption of Benedict Biscop as its Patron Saint. As the man who established the twin monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow as a major centre of European learning...
Clock May Be Silenced
A village church could be forced to silence its clock, which has chimed for nearly 200 years, following a single complaint. One resident claims the bells at St Cuthbert's Church in Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, are keeping children awake at...
Cricket: Rib Injury Rules out England's Talisman
Byline: By Richard Gibson ENGLAND'S tour of Australia hit a new low as Kevin Pietersen became a casualty of the latest defeat to Australia. Pietersen, England's premier match-winner, will head back to London in the next few days after breaking...
Culture: High Spirit, but the Swan Dies; Producer Ellen Kent Has Teamed Up with Russian Classical Ballet Theatre to Bring Lavish Productions of Swan Lake and Coppelia to Sunderland Empire, as She Tells Tamzin Lewis
Byline: Tamzin Lewis FOR some reason, sharing experiences of Russia often involves recalling the potency of Russian vodka. Ellen Kent, who spent last year reshaping the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, naturally has a vodka moment to share from...
Culture Shorts
THE Parish Church of St Nicholas, Gosforth, is seeking community and business help with its most ambitious stage production. The Gosforth Mystery Play is based on an original script with new music and the organisers hope to assemble a cast of 100...
Darts: Durham Hopeful Takes Aim at World Title
Byline: JON WILDE PHIL Nixon, a 50-year-old househusband from Durham, will meet fellow outsider Niels de Ruiter today for a place in the Lakeside World Championship final after both men edged through 5-4 in tense battles last night, writes JON WILDE....
Deadline Is Just Six Days Away
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby There are now just six days left to enter the region's biggest and best business awards. Hundreds are already in the running for the prestigious North-East Business Awards which will be presented at a series of sub-regional...
Dean Sweats It out over His 'Oscar' Again
Byline: By Doug Moscrop He's been there before but he still hasn't got the T-shirt, so veteran jockey Dean McKeown is hoping he will finally achieve some lasting recognition at tonight's Lesters Awards in London. His feats in riding Collier Hill...
Dear Caroline
Your exclusive beauty and grooming tips from MAC cosmetics' senior make-up artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly. Q. My skin is looking really dull at the moment. I tried bronzer but it didn't make me look any better. I'm wearing NC20 Select...
Disigner Gillian's a Real Home Maker
I truly think I have one of the best jobs around because I have a licence to shop ( spending someone else's money ( all in the interest of my job as showhouse co-ordinator with housebuilder Barratt Newcastle. To do this job you have to have a natural...
Durham Hopeful Takes Aim at World Title
Byline: JON WILDE Phil Nixon, a 50-year-old house-husband from Durham, will meet fellow outsider Niels de Ruiter today for a place in the Lakeside World Championship final after both men edged through 5-4 in tense battles last night, writes JON...
Employing Migrant Workers Legally
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie Approximately half the 600,000 temporary workers employed in British agriculture each year are from other EU states and North-East farmers employing migrant workers are being urged to ensure they are employing them...
Emre's Future Is Put in Jeopardy
Byline: By Luke Edwards Newcastle United star Emre faces an uncertain future at the club after the Football Association last night charged him with racially abusing an opponent. The United midfielder has been charged with using "racially-aggravated...
European Round-Up
Guinness Premiership leaders Bristol were stunned in Wales as Newport Gwent Dragons roared to European Challenge Cup success at Rodney Parade last night. With the Dragons bagging four points and Bristol one from the 17-11 home win, the sides are...
Ex-Prisoner Will Face a World of Difference
Before his arrest in May 1992 for a murder he did not commit, Andrew Adams was a young, good-looking man-about-town who worked hard and played hard. At the age of 22 and with money in his pocket from his job as aircraft engineer with his father's...
Falcons in with Knockout Shot
Byline: ALAN HEDLEY The Falcons are still in Europe after digging deep to score three second-half tries to clinch a bonus point win 24-17 over Pool Three leaders Brive, writes ALAN HEDLEY. And with Montauban failing to get a bonus point in their...
Farming: Employing Migrant Workers Legally
Byline: By Jennifer Mackenzie APPROXIMATELY half the 600,000 temporary workers employed in British agriculture each year are from other EU states and North-East farmers employing migrant workers are being urged to ensure they are employing them...
Farming: Great British Breakfast Tips; from Land to Mouth
Byline: Bill Weeks WELL I wonder how you are all coping with this global warming winter weather? At least we haven't had railway points freezing up, roads blocked with snow, pipes bursting and food running out. I remember years ago, when the...
Farming: New EU States May Be Market for British Livestock Farmers; Euro View
THE European Union has expanded again, with the accession of Romania and Bulgaria on January 1. There are now 27 member states. And more in the queue, with Croatia hoping to leapfrog Turkey, and Serbia likewise, providing that it can see its way to...
Farming: Spotlight on Managing Change in Arable Sector
FACTORS influencing future business prospects from both a local and global perspective will be addressed by leading agriculturists at the The Arable Group's bi-annual Outlook Conference next month. The conference "Managing change - rising to the...
First for Knight with West End
Byline: By Martin Kelly Henrietta Knight has high hopes for West End King after the five-year-old made a winning start to his career in the WBX.COM Committed To National Hunt Racing Open National Hunt Flat Race at Huntingdon. Such races at the...
Football: Arngrove Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT IN-FORM Whitley Bay aim to keep the pressure on leaders Sunderland Nissan when they visit second from bottom Horden CW in the first division of the Arngrove Northern League. Recent results have propelled the Seasiders into...
Football: Boro Star out for Six Weeks
Byline: By Jack Pickering DEFENDER Robert Huth faces at least six more weeks on the sidelines now a suspected stress fracture has been confirmed. Middlesbrough's 22-year-old German international has been out of action with a foot problem since...
Football: Emre's Future Is Put in Jeopardy
Byline: Luke Edwards NEWCASTLE United star Emre faces an uncertain future at the club after the Football Association last night charged him with racially abusing an opponent. The United midfielder has been charged with using "racially-aggravated...
Football: I Have Always Been Hungry for Success - Born Again Butt
Byline: By Luke Edwards NICKY Butt has denied he ever lost his appetite for football during a dramatic slump in form at Newcastle United as the former England international revealed he is still ravenous for success on Tyneside. Butt's rehabilitation...
Football: I Want to Win at Chelsea - Jose
Byline: By Adrian Curtis CHELSEA coach Jose Mourinho has shrugged off speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge following suggestions he is to quit the club at the end of the season. The Portuguese coach insists he remains committed to...
Football: Keane's Reward for 'Reliable' Leadbitter
Byline: By Paul Gilder GRANT Leadbitter's transformation from wantaway Wearsider to Roy Keane regular was last night complete as he signed a contract extension that has underlined his growing importance to the Sunderland cause. And having insisted...
Football: Kids Will Have to Wait, Says Glenn; Glenn Roeder Has Always Extolled the Virtues of the Academy System, but Is He Finding It a Different Proposition Now He Is in Charge of the First Team? Luke Edwards Reports
Byline: Luke Edwards GLENN Roeder was still keeping the seat warm as caretaker manager when the former Newcastle United captain decided to describe the signing of Alan Shearer as a mistake. Roeder was neither criticising Newcastle's talismanic...
Football Legend Jack Backs Transfer Deal
Byline: By Dave Black Football legend Jack Charlton is helping to explain the benefits of plans to transfer the homes of thousands of Northumberland council tenants to a new landlord. Ashington-born Jack's plain speaking skills have been harnessed...
Football Legend Jack Backs Transfer Deal; Homes Switch Could Be Worth Pounds 292m
Byline: By Dave Black FOOTBALL legend Jack Charlton is helping to explain the benefits of plans to transfer the homes of thousands of Northumberland council tenants to a new landlord. Ashington-born Jack's plain speaking skills have been harnessed...
Football: Phillips Goals Spark Baggies
West Bromwich Albion 3 LutonTown 2 LATE goals from Kevin Phillips snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for the Baggies and propelled Tony Mowbray's side into the top four of the Coca-Cola Championship. Albion were trailing 2-1 with two...
Football Shorts
Galaxy move was 'easy' DAVID Beckham has claimed it was not a "hard decision" to join LA Galaxy in a pounds 128m deal from Real Madrid. The former England captain, 31, speaking via satellite from Madrid to a Press conference in Los Angeles, believes...
Football: Stokes Feeds off Fans' Electricity; Anthony Stokes Will Make the Most Eagerly Anticipated Sunderland Debut in Recent Times When He Emerges at the Stadium of Light This Afternoon. Paul Gilder Met the &#x00A3'2m Teen
Byline: Paul Gilder ALTHOUGH more than 40,000 Sunderland supporters have already seen Anthony Stokes in action, there will only be a handful with the most remarkable powers of recall who can hope to remember the occasion with any degree of clarity....
Football: Wallace Sets Sights on Wing Position
Byline: PAUL GILDER ROSS Wallace is counting the days until he returns to action in his preferred position after admitting he does not envisage holding the long-term solution to Sunderland's left-back problems. The attack-minded 21-year-old has...
Football: Wearside League
AFTER losing an incident-packe game at Whitehaven last week, Cleadon SC aim to return to winning form and consolidate third position when they line up against New Marske at Jack Clark Park this afternoon. The South Tynesiders leaked five goals in...
Foreign Office Drawn into Row
THE Foreign Office was drawn into the row over the criminal records backlog yesterday as Tories demanded to know the role played by UK embassies in passing on information about Britons convicted abroad. Shadow home secretary David Davis wrote to...
Freelander Has Lots to Live Up To
Byline: By Malcolm Robertshaw Despite mixed emotions, it is always a satisfying experience when, with a new model just launched, you can spend a little time with the original. The Land Rover Freelander was replaced in December and, cruising the...
FTSE 100 Ends Week on Positive Note
After its steep climb on Thursday, the UK stock market continued to rise yesterday. The FTSE 100 Index added 8.9 points and ended the session at 6239, despite shares in property companies losing ground. Although The Journal 40's house builders were...
FTSE 100 Ends Week on Positive Note; Stocks and Shares
Byline: Fergus Westwood Assistant Director Wise Speke AFTER its steep climb on Thursday, the UK stock market continued to rise yesterday. The FTSE 100 Index added 8.9 points and ended the session at 6239, despite shares in property companies losing...
Get off to a Great Start
Getting a foot on the property ladder can often prove daunting for first-time buyers, but there are lots of incentives and great offers to be found in the new-build sector. Middlesbrough DESIGNED exclusively for first-time buyers, a great deal...
Give Your Bodies a Bit of a Breather
After December's excesses January is detox time! We look at some of the products available to help you to kick-start a beautiful 2007 n BETTER BODIES TAKE inspiration from the East with The Sanctuary's Sento range. The five Japanese-influenced...
Golf: Seve Has Lift from His Ryder Troops
SEVE Ballesteros was a happy man after his side had a better-than-expected start to their defence of the Royal Trophy. The Spaniard's European team lead Asia by three points after the opening day's foursomes in the annual eight-man team competition...
Government Is Planning a School Leaving Age of 18
THE school-leaving age is to be raised to 18 under plans being considered by Education Secretary Alan Johnson. Youngsters would be forced to stay in education or vocational training unless they had a job with a minimum level of training. If the...
Great British Breakfast Tips
Byline: By Bill Weeks Well I wonder how you are all coping with this global warming winter weather? At least we haven't had railway points freezing up, roads blocked with snow, pipes bursting and food running out. I remember years ago, when...
Grow Your Own
Byline: By Hannah Stephenson If your New Year resolution was to have a go at growing your own vegetables and eating seasonally, there's never been a better time to have a go. The Royal Horticultural Society will show you how with the Grow Your Own...
Happy New Year from Dysart
A popular residential development in Consett is celebrating its first anniversary in February this year. The Chequers, in Templetown, consists of 76 new homes by Dysart Residential, featuring 14 different house types, each with its own distinctive...
Heartache as Trust Jobs Go
Byline: By Tony Henderson Environment Editor A wildlife trust facing a cash crisis has made six workers redundant. One of the Durham Wildlife Trust staff to lose her job said: "It is the first time in my life I have had a job which I have really...
High Spirits, but the Swan Dies
Byline: By Tamzin Lewis For some reason, sharing experiences of Russia often involves recalling the potency of Russian vodka. Ellen Kent, who spent last year reshaping the Russian Classical Ballet Theatre, naturally has a vodka moment to share from...
Homemaker
Byline: By Karen Overbury Welcome to your new-look homemaker ( it's easier to handle, more modern, in a new compact size but it's bigger and better than ever. We know that homemaker is the most popular property supplement in the region ( we know...
Horse Racing: Ascot Showpiece Evokes Memories of Dessie; RACING in Association with Pagebet
Byline: writes ANITA CHAMBERS. ASCOT stages the pick of next week's busy calendar with the Victor Chandler Chase taking pride of place as the Saturday feature, writes ANITA CHAMBERS. The two-mile-one-furlong race has a rich history and will take...
Horse Racing: Beat the Bookie; RACING in Association with Pagebet
Byline: Neil Harnett A SELECTIVE look at the sports bets on offer this weekend: LIVERPOOL get the chance to quickly put their cup exits at the hands of Arsenal behind them, with a trip to Watford in today's lunchtime fixture. And how they...
Horse Racing: Blinkers to Help See Nation State Home; Moscrop on Saturday
BEFORE Christmas, I thought it was a case of Nation State going down to the start at Fontwell and returning home with first prize under his belt, but this game is never as simple as that. Gary Moore's six-year-old took off too early at the seventh...
Horse Racing: Dean Sweats It out over His 'Oscar' Again; Moscrop on Saturday
HE'S been there before but he still hasn't got the T-shirt, so veteran jockey Dean McKeown is hoping he will finally achieve some lasting recognition at tonight's Lesters Awards in London. His feats in riding Collier Hill to success on three continents...
Horse Racing: First for Knight with West End; RACING in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Martin Kelly HENRIETTA Knight has high hopes for West End King after the five-year-old made a winning start to his career in the WBX.COM Committed To National Hunt Racing Open National Hunt Flat Race at Huntingdon. Such races at the...
Horse Racing: Phillipa's Double Star Turn; Horsebox
Byline: By Neil B Jones HOUGHTON-le-Spring show jumper and coach Phillipa McKeever is on the crest of a wave following a winter of content after fulfilling more ambitions in her long career. She achieved a personal best by winning a Royal International...
Housebuilder Hints at Interest in Rival
Byline: By Graeme King THE chief executive of housebuilder Barratt has given a strong hint the Newcastle plc is seriously seeking an acquisition. The pounds 2.6bn turnover company has been strongly linked with a bid for rival Wilson Bowden in...
Hyatt Sits It out as Eagles Ease Home
Byline: SIMON RUSHWORTH Jeremy Hyatt has made a habit of hitting the headlines off the court, but last night the American was meant to let his basketball do the talking, writes SIMON RUSHWORTH. That the troubled Newcastle favourite was not given...
Ice Hockey: Milburn Wins Pounds 2,000 with 4lb Cod; SEA Angling
Byline: ALAN CHARLTON THERE is still no sign of any improvement in catches, indeed they have dropped off even more with a meagre 46 anglers out of 535, weighing in only 49.78lb in the Easington District Council Open, with the usual hotspots at Hawthorn...
Ice Hockey: Vipers Turn Up Heat on Blaze
Byline: Paul Gilder ROB Wilson has told championship-chasing Coventry to expect a fight on Tyneside this weekend after warning the Elite League title hopefuls his Newcastle Vipers will stand up and be counted. The teams will meet at the Metro...
I Do Want to Be Skinnier but I Also Want Kettle Crisps and a Glass of Wine Once the Dishwasher's On
It's January so Weight Watchers are sending me irritating emails every day at the moment, presumably because I once went on to their website and they know at this time of year it's hard to find an excuse not to try to lose weight. So they've been...
I Do Want to Be Skinnier but I Also Want Kettle Crisps and a Glass of Wine Once the Dishwasher's on; HIM & HER This Week: HER Next Week: HIM
Byline: Mike Parker and wife Judith Holder It's January so Weight Watchers are sending me irritating emails every day at the moment, presumably because I once went on to their website and they know at this time of year it's hard to find an excuse...
If Your Heart's in the Country, Look at This
The time of year has arrived when people think about changing their lives by moving home, buying a new car or even moving jobs. If you have itchy feet or just want some inspiration, why not visit Charles Church's High Town development in Longframlington...
I Have Always Been Hungry for Success ( Born Again Butt
Byline: By Luke Edwards Nicky Butt has denied he ever lost his appetite for football during a dramatic slump in form at Newcastle United as the former England international revealed he is still ravenous for success on Tyneside. Butt's rehabilitation...
I'm Going to Keep Improving ( Murray
Byline: MARK STANIFORTH Andy Murray is heading into next week's Australian Open eager to continue the meteoric rise that has propelled him to the brink of a place in the world top ten, writes MARK STANIFORTH. The 15th-seeded Scot plays Spaniard...
Immigration Is a Key Driver in Buy-to-Let
Investors in buy-to-let are heading into the New Year in an optimistic frame of mind, according to the ARLA review for the last quarter of 2006. Six out of 10 investment landlords expect to acquire more property in the year ahead and even if property...
In an Instant, Our Son Is Lost
Byline: By Robert Brooks A teenager's grieving parents have spoken about the devastating loss of their "perfect son", who was killed earlier this week in a car crash. Sixteen-year-old apprentice builder Craig Garland had been out with friends...
In My View; Voice of the North
Byline: Dave Anderson CANCER: The very word is ugly. It stops you in your tracks and no matter how much progress we make in combating it, it still stalks our land. There are many types of cancer and all can have devastating effects on those who...
In the Pink
Byline: By Clare Jobson Far from being an ultra girly colour, pink is fast becoming an extremely stylish and easy to live with colour in the home. And let's face it, during January we could all do with some much needed eye candy! Thankfully those...
It'll Be a Real Ding-Dong
Byline: By Hayley Beattie Bell-ringers from the North East are hoping to hit the right note this weekend as they attempt a challenge never tried before in the region. More than 50 bell-ringing enthusiasts will be gathering at some of the largest...
It'll Be a Real Ding-Dong; Bell-Ringers Are Ready to Go like the Clappers
Byline: By Hayley Beattie BELL-ringers from the North East are hoping to hit the right note this weekend as they attempt a challenge never tried before in the region. More than 50 bell-ringing enthusiasts will be gathering at some of the largest...
It's All Looking Up
Byline: By Hayley Beattie Injured air ambulance pilot Jim Martin is desperate to get back to work in the skies a year after he was badly injured in a climbing accident. Jim, of Hexham, Northumberland, shattered his pelvis, leg and wrist when...
It's Cruel to Let a Dog Get So Fat
Byline: By Brian Farmer THE RSPCA was criticised last night for successfully prosecuting two brothers who allowed their Labrador to become fat. Magistrates convicted Derek Benton, 62 and his brother David, 53, of causing unnecessary suffering...
I Want to Win at Chelsea ( Jose
Byline: By Adrian Curtis Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has shrugged off speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge following suggestions he is to quit the club at the end of the season. The Portuguese coach insists he remains committed to...
Josie's Appeal Has a New Pedigree Chum
Byline: By Daniel Thomson They say it's a dog's life for slimmers. But one overweight lurcher [correct] couldn't be happier to be shedding the pounds. Sedge [correct] the dog is following in the footsteps of Journal columnist David Banks on...
Josies Appeal Has a New Pedigree Chum; Extra Walks for Sedge the Overweight Lurcher
Byline: By Daniel Thomson THEY say it's a dog's life for slimmers. But one overweight lurcher couldn't be happier to be shedding the pounds. Sedge the dog is following in the footsteps of Journal columnist David Banks on a sponsored slim to...
Journey Goes on for an Ever-Changing Suburb
The changing face of Jesmond over the years is what keeps long-time resident Pat Hughes in love with the suburb, despite the huge influx of students in recent years. The part-time administration worker moved to the area with her parents from the...
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