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 25, 2011

508 Models Target Executive Market; Peugeot
PEUGEOT is aiming to crack the UK executive car market with the introduction of its stylish new executive 508 models that follow the unprecedented success of the image-building CRZ coupe - dubbed the world's most beautiful car. There is a choice...
Adam's Campaign Is Set to Hit Its Goal; Sports-Mad Teenager Fights to Save Centre
Byline: Dave Black A SPORTS-MAD schoolboy's campaign to safeguard cherished leisure facilities in his home town looks set to end in success. Adam Nichol, 15, was horrified at the prospect of Ashington's ageing sports centre being shut down because...
Admissions to Hospital for Obesity Double; Public Health Experts Say This 'Colossal' Problem Will Take Years to Address
Byline: Helen Rae THE number of hospital admissions for obesity in the North East has more than doubled in just two years, stark new figures show. Public health experts and politicians in the region said the dramatic increase could be put down...
Angelfysh Get the Balance Right
Byline: Michael Owen THE late Noughties was an awards-riddled period for technical director Lisa Forster's business. But with 2011's turnover set to be twice 2010's things are getting even better. "There have been four significant milestones...
Assange: I'll Fight Extradition Ruling; WikiLeaks Chief Ordered to Sweden
Byline: Rosa Silverman WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has vowed to continue to battle against extradition after a judge ruled he should be sent to Sweden to face sex offence charges. The 39-year-old Australian is accused of sexually assaulting...
At Centre of Jobs Hope; Proposal Made for Pounds 5m Extension at Metrocentre
Byline: Linda Richards PROPOSALS for a new extension to Gateshead's Metrocentre could create more than 200 jobs, it was announced yesterday. The pounds 5m development on the former site of a filling station would be based around food and drink outlets....
Audi's A1 Acclaimed at Annual Awards
MOTORING magazine What Car? has named the Audi A1 as its Car of the Year for 2011. The judges were full of admiration for the premium subcompact hatchback, which "comes across as every inch a bespoke premium product" and "oozes quality everywhere...
Award Winner Is Still the Best; Peugeot
IT IS always a pleasure to road test an award-winning model, a privilege which becomes an even greater joy when a particular winner actually repeats its winning ways the following year. The car in question here is the Peugeot 3008, which was not only...
Brands Line Up at Benfield; Benfield
BENFIELD has grown to become one of the UK's largest private motor groups during the last 50 years, with 30 dealerships across the north of England and Scotland. The family-owned firm represents a dozen brands, comprising Alfa Romeo, Ford, Kia,...
'Brave' Starluck More Suited to a Shot at Aintree
IMPORTANT Cheltenham clues were promised at Huntingdon but after mixed messages from the connections of Starluck and a defeat for Minella Class, punters were rather left scratching their heads. Starluck (4-9 favourite) was sent chasing late in the...
Bruce Hopeful of Sale
SUNDERLAND are hopeful they will find a buyer for Cristian Riveros despite the Paraguayan's immensely disappointing stint at the Stadium of Light, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Black Cats boss Steve Bruce decided to get rid of Riveros in the aftermath of...
Bruce Hopeful of Sale; Brazilian Clubs Eye Move for Riveros
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS the South American as he adapted to English football but, having signed Sulley Muntari to play in the centre of midfield, he has told Riveros he can go. Sunderland's manager has been successful bringing South Americans to England,...
Builders Add Finishing Touches to Care Home
Byline: Christopher Knox DESIGN and construction firm Koru Property Services has put the finishing touches to a pounds 2.5m nursing home in Northumberland, whs ich will create 65 jobs. The Gateshead firm has completed Eastgate Manor for Team Valley-based...
Call for Public Meeting to Be Held over Flood Defences
SENIOR officials of the Environment Agency are being urged to take part in a public meeting amid growing concerns over the future of Morpeth's stalled flood defence project. The Morpeth Flood Action Group is pressing for the meeting, at which Agency...
Can We Truly Take Forced Change on Board? Will Setting Targets to Get More Women into the Boardroom Help to Make British Business More Female-Friendly, or Is Simply Tokenism? KAREN DENT Asks Some of the Region's Leading Businesswomen Whether Lord Davies' Plans to Put Women in One in Four Boardroom Seats Is the Right Way to Tackle the Problem
LEADING companies should aim to have a minimum of one in four female board members as part of "radical" changes to increase the number of women at the top of business, a Government-commissioned review has urged. Lord Davies was asked to investigate...
Cash Incentive to Bring Cattle Class Back to County Show
THE British Blue Cattle Society is aiming to boost interest in the breed and encourage more exhibitors at this year's Northumberland County Show through a cash incentive scheme. Last year's British Blue cattle classes were cancelled at the May Bank...
Celebration of Excellence; Bentley: ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
BENTLEY Newcastle celebrated the launch of the new Bentley Continental GT at a special event held on January 27 at its showroom in Silverlink Park, Wallsend. More than 120 guests joined the directors and management of JCT600 for a laser technique...
Child Stammerers in Moving TV Show; Documentary Reveals Truth of Condition
Byline: Tamzin Lewis A MOVING TV documentary about children suffering from stammers, made by a Newcastle production company, will get national exposure tomorrow. Dene Films is the first independent film company to be granted access to the Michael...
Citroen's Designer Look for This Season; Citroen
CITROEN'S distinctive and versatile DS3 offers something for everyone this spring, with two exclusive new ranges to welcome in the new 11-plate. For drivers after power and prestige, the special edition DS3 Racing - limited to 200 RHD UK models...
City Will Face Shevchenko; Mancini's Side Sweep Past Aris to Set Up Kiev Tie
Manchester City 3 Aris Salonika 0 (Manchester City win 3-0 on aggregate) EDIN Dzeko scored twice in the opening 12 minutes as Manchester City booked a Europa League last-16 clash with Dynamo Kiev at Eastlands last night. After unleashing his own...
Club Together; THE First Dining Club of Its Kind Has Launched in the North East in Collaboration with a Host of Restaurants. LIZ LAMB Finds out More
WHEN mother-of-two Lesley Craggs wanted a new social scene after a long-term relationship ended, she struggled to find like-minded people to go out with on Friday and Saturday nights. The 51-year-old enjoyed good cuisine and wine at restaurants...
COMEDY WEST IS WEST (1Hr [...]
COMEDY WEST IS WEST (1hr 43 mins) Certificate: 15 Starring: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Ila Arun Director: Andy De Emmony Star rating: WHEN Rudyard Kipling penned The Ballad Of East And West, which includes oft-quoted line "Oh, East is East,...
Coming Top in the Search Is Key to Succeeding Online
NEVER has it been more vital for businesses large or small to maximise their online presence. As the North East's market leader in online marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO), Mediaworks is continually striving to be at the forefront of the...
Council Funding Is Cut for Grassroots Forums
A NETWORK of grassroots forums in Northumberland - branded as expensive talking shops by critics - will have to survive without future financial support from the county council. The 27 Community Forums were set up after being included as part of...
Court Hears Moat Had a Second Gun; Accused Says Weapon May Be Undiscovered
Byline: Rob Kennedy AN alleged accomplice of gunman Raoul Moat has told a court a second gun belonging to the killer may still be lying undiscovered in the Northumberland countryside where he hid. After a triple shooting on Tyneside in July last...
David Wells
Can you keep yourself focused when all you want to do is dream about how great things could be if... .? I am the first to encourage dreams, to create images of where you want to be but also the first to say make it happen. Bob on. It could seem...
Deaths
BATEY (North Shields). In hospital on 21st February, aged 87 years, John James (Jim), dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Ann and Robert, dear father-in-law of Fred and Doreen and treasured grandad of Mark, Michael, David and Susan. Please...
Demand for Commercial Farmland on the Increase
Byline: Karen Dent NORTH East farmland prices have hit their highest levels for two years on the back of rising commodity prices. Demand for commercial farmland is on the up again as farmers aim to expand production to capitalise on higher grain...
De Villiers Ton as Proteas Thrash Windies
SOUTH Africa captain Graeme Smith feels AB de Villiers is coming of age with his batting after an unbeaten 105-ball 107 clinched a comfortable seven-wicket win over West Indies. The Proteas controlled their World Cup Group B clash right from the...
Don't Take Blyth Threat Lightly, Says Shaw
THE last time Jon Shaw reached the business end of the FA Trophy, he was "taught a lesson". So he means to make amends. Yet while the Gateshead striker is determined to fire his side to the semi-finals, and every footballer's dream beyond, Shaw...
Edu the Saviour as Rangers March into Last Sixteen
Sporting Lisbon .................................... 2 Rangers ................................................ 2 (3-3 on aggregate; Rangers win on away goals) MAURICE Edu scored a dramatic lastgasp goal to send Rangers into the last 16 of the Europa...
Efficient Dynamics Puts BMW out in Front; BMW
BMW reckons it is ideally placed to take advantage of the current economic situation thanks to the efficient dynamics of its cars. They have the lowest average CO emissions of any premium car manufacturer for the second year in a row according to...
England a Very Different Side a Year On
ENGLAND manager Martin Johnson is still haunted by the memories of last year's defeat to France in Paris - and he wants revenge, writes ALEX LOWE. Although England's performance that night proved to be a watershed in the development of his young...
Eye-Catching 6 Series Is Stylish and Sporty; BMW
THE latest incarnation of the iconic BMW 6 Series Convertible arrives here in just a few weeks with prices from about pounds 66,000. It is a car that offers its drivers a unique blend of distinctive styling, luxury and sporting performance. Two...
Fairtrade Wines Are a Good Deal for Everyone; WINE HELEN SAVAGE
FAIRTRADE Fortnight starts on Monday. An impressive selection of Fairtrade wine is already available in most supermarkets, from Argentina, Chile and South Africa. We're developing a taste for it. In 2004, we Brits spent pounds 1.5m on Fairtrade...
Festival Goes with a Banger
Byline: ALASTAIR GILMOUR ASIGN in a Newcastle cafe window offers: "Jumbo sosige and chips pounds 2". A bargain, if only for its glimpse into the elasticity of language. They know what they mean, we know what they mean, and passers-by get to smile...
Food Firm Still in Deal to Buy Factory; and a Second Company Waits in the Wings
Byline: Brian Daniel AFROZEN food company is reportedly still in the running to buy a Northumberland factory, despite its Tyneside base having closed down. Longbenton Foods is said to be still in with a chance of buying the former Northumberland...
Food First at Coaching Inn; Advertisement Feature
DINERS at The Granby Inn and Restaurant in Longframlington can expect right royal treatment, as the fine dining gastro pub has a new chef who's cooked for the Queen. Michael Hall, son of owner Bill, has returned to the family-run business ten years...
Ford's New Focus Set to Spring into Action
FORD is going into the spring with its all-new Focus which has a two-model line-up of sporty five-door hatchback and stylish 5-door estate. With more than 1.4 million sold in Britain since its 1998 launch, the Focus has become a firm favourite renowned...
Future Looks Bleak for Leisure Centres; Council Aims to Revamp Sports Service
Byline: Kerry Wood LEISURE centres used by budding sports stars of the future are being threatened with closure as part of a shake-up of sports services. Deemed underused and in need of considerable investment, six of Durham County Council's...
Good but Tapas Bar Could Have Been Great for Theatre-Goers; TABLE FOR 2 LIZ LAMB la Tasca, Grey Street, Newcastle
THE Theatre Royal is one of the city centre's most popular entertainment venues so you would assume there would be a vast choice of eateries nearby for a quick bite. Unfortunately, I wasn't spoilt for choice when trying to decide where to eat before...
Gutirrez Is Worried He Will Lose His Compadres
Byline: Luke Edwards JONAS Gutirrez fears Newcastle United's 'three amigos' will be broken up at the end of the season as he challenged the club to prove they can match the trio's ambitions. Argentina international Gutirrez has formed a close...
Heading to USA to Get Help for Heroes; Veteran Hopes to Aid a 'Lost Generation'
Byline: Dan Warburton VETERANS campaigner Tony Wright is to travel across the globe in his efforts to tackle the difficulties facing a "lost generation" of ex-servicemen and women. The 51-year-old ex-Royal Marine beat off competition to clinch...
High Speed Rail Has High-Power Backing; North Businesses Tell Government They Can't Delay
Byline: Adrian Pearson LEADING North East businesses have told the Government they back its high speed rail plans and warned ministers not to delay further train investment. Campaigners say the Government must not be distracted from ongoing rail...
Housebuilder Opening Eight Sites by Summer
Byline: Karen Dent HOUSEBUILDER Barratt is planning to open around eight new sites in the North East by the summer in what it said was a show of confidence in the region. The Newcastle-founded company, Britain's biggest housebuilder by volume,...
Important Points in Fan's Note Ring True with Tait; Falcons Coach Appreciates the Advice
Byline: Mark Smith ALAN Tait has launched a search for the Newcastle Falcons fan whose letter spelt out some home truths in plain English, following last week's home defeat to Exeter. The head coach's brutal brand of honesty remains one of his...
Inflation Issue Must Be Tackled
Byline: BILL MIDGLEY AT long last the authorities seem to have awakened to the fact we are suffering a bout of inflation, the disease that has bedevilled our economy for far too many of the past fifty years. Even in the depths of the recession...
It Will Take Time for Club to Rise
TRACEY Neville does not like losing, so why on earth would she decide to take a job at a team which could take three years to hold its own in netball's Superleague? There is the money, of course, there is the willingness to fit her workload around...
Jam Tomorrow but Industry Is Struggling Now; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
Byline: DOUGLAS KELL WHEN you have to walk a financial tightrope daily, 2013 might just as well be a century away. That's how many struggling contractors feel amid rose-tinted forecasts of construction output picking up two years hence. Even...
Ka Offers Big Choice of Affordable Small Cars; Ford
FORD is the UK's favourite car company and the Ka Studio is the entry model into an extensive range of affordable small cars. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, it generates 68bhp of power for a top speed nudging 100mph and economy of 55mpg with...
Love Gets in the Way for Friends
ROMANCE NO STRINGS ATTACHED (1hr 48 mins) Certificate: 15 Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher Director: Ivan Reitman Star rating: THAT crazy little thing called love complicates a seemingly perfect relationship based on sex in this contemporary...
Make Your Business Visible - and Be Flexible
Byline: Tim Mather IN the UK Google holds 92.7% of the search market according to StatsCounter Global Stats. Over half the population of the UK have used the internet to buy goods. A website that ranks high in Google and sells a product online could...
Mazda6 Improvements Are All under the Skin
ASERIES of significant improvements have been made to the range of Mazda6 saloon, hatchback and estate models, although they may not seem apparent at first glance. Essentially, the latest incarnation of Mazda's successful mid-range model looks little...
Ministers Only Met Handful of Times for Talks
Byline: William Green THE Cabinet Ministers supposed to be boosting regional growth were last night accused of a "lazy" and "casual" attitude to their own plans. Business Secretary Vince Cable and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles are under...
Mobile Web - the Next Step to Winning Business
YOU may have invested in a search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign which is driving traffic to your website, but with the rapid growth of smartphones, if your website has not been optimised for a mobile browser, you could be losing valuable customers...
New Lexus Boasts Hybrid Power Source
LEXUS is hoping that buyers will be attracted to its new CT200h's low running costs thanks to the hybrid power source, which results in economy of up to 70mpg and a CO rating of just 94g/km. It means there is no road tax to pay and it also enables...
Oil Workers at the Heart of the Storm; Britain Plans Rescue in Libyan Desert
Byline: Gavin Cordon and Ben Padley BRITISH officials were last night drawing up plans with Nato allies to rescue hundreds of international oil workers stranded in camps in the Libyan desert. With an SAS contingent reportedly on stand-by to assist,...
One of Two British Victims Is Identified; Hundreds Are Still Missing in Devastation
Byline: Michael Black ABRITISH chef was among those killed in the devastating New Zealand earthquake. Gregory Tobin, 25, from Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, died when the quake tore apart Christchurch on South Island earlier this week. Two Britons...
Paul's Packing a Punch; Bursary Helps Professional Career of Boxer
Byline: Nicola Juncar ATALENTED boxer is running rings around his opponents as he prepares for a successful career with the help of one of the UK's leading promoters. Paul Archer, from County Durham, has been packing a punch ever since his father...
Perodua's Little Myvi Is Set to Make Big Impression
THE Perodua brand may seem unknown in the UK but things are changing. Mill Garages in 2010 saw the opportunity to introduce this value-for-money small car to the area and being the only main franchise dealer group in the UK to hold this Malaysian brand,...
Perseverance Pays off for Tony
Byline: ALAN CHARLTON THE bite that registered on Tony Rutherford's rod seemed no different from the one he got from a 4lb cod he had already landed at Beadnell - that is until he picked up his rod and it bent double. Carefully cajoling the fish...
Pick a Winner at TCC Oscars Weekend; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
VISITORS to Town Centre Citroen in Sunderland will be getting the red carpet treatment this weekend. The dealership is holding its very own Oscars Weekend to coincide with the big ceremony featuring some very special limited edition models. The...
Plenty of Sport for Stillwater Anglers
Byline: DAVID HALL WITH rivers still out of sorts at the weekend, the region's stillwaters have been providing sport. Eden Meadows has produced some fine carp recently and Sunderland's Silksworth Lake fishery yielded common carp to 11lb 8oz on...
Pounds 600m Investment Plan by New Owners of TCP
Byline: John Hill THE new owner of Teesside Cast Products plant Sahaviriya Steel Industries has pledged it will invest over pounds 600m in the steel plant over the next two years after yesterday confirming a deal with former holders Tata Steel....
Pretty Market Town Which Boasts Wealth of Business
ALNWICK is a pretty market town boasting a wealth of independent businesses offering the very best in customer service and expertise. Here we take a closer look. The Queens Head Hotel is an old established coaching Inn, sharing in the great historical...
Private-Equity Companies Looking to Invest in North
Byline: John Hill PRIVATE equity is showing signs of a greater appetite for the North East with the value of investment in the last 12 months reaching a three-year high. Research by Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) shows the value of private-equity...
Prudent Wolves Confident of Beating Drop
CHIEF executive Jez Moxey insists Wolves will "not fall into the dangerous trap of over-stretching" financially after announcing a pre-tax profit of pounds 9.1m for the year ending May 31, 2010. This compares to a loss of pounds 4.9m for the previous...
Quay to Problem Is to Move Birds on; but RSPB Charity Disagrees
Byline: Adrian Pearson KITTIWAKES could be forced off the Tyne Bridge to please regeneration bosses. Consultants who were paid pounds 5,000 to look at reviving the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside say birds nesting in the area are putting off...
Quickbites
Email your food and drink news to Katharine.Capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk APPETISING TASTER: Check out the bumper Taste section of Culture magazine, out with The Journal on Tuesday, March 1. We have plenty to whet the appetite, with 16 pages devoted to food...
Raiders Make off with Bikes; Pounds 70,000 Worth of Cycles Taken
Byline: Katie Davies & Neil McKay ABIKING enthusiast who turned his hobby into a business is counting the cost of a raid in which cycles worth up to pounds 70,000 were stolen. CCTV cameras showed four hooded and masked men breaking into David...
Ravi Wants to Be a Winner at Highest Level; Bopara Determined to Help England to Cup Success
RAVI Bopara is determined to help England keep the winning habit and make sure they cannot ignore his claims to a place in their best side. Bopara knows, despite his matchclinching unbeaten 30 against Holland in England's opening World Cup Group...
RBS Halves Annual Losses in 2010
PART-NATIONALISED Royal Bank of Scotland said its recovery was ahead of schedule as it slashed annual losses by more than half in 2010. RBS, which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, posted losses of pounds 1.1 billion in 2010 against a pounds 3.6billion...
Reasons to Be Cheerful - Harmison
STEVE Harmison is confident Durham will be a force to be reckoned with in the County Championship despite last season's disappointing defence of their title, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Durham were infuriatingly inconsistent last year with many of their...
Reds Cheered by Kuyt Goal; Liverpool Claim Victory in Hard-Fought Europa Tie
Liverpool 1 Sparta Prague 0 (Liverpool win 1-0 on aggregate) DIRK Kuyt headed a late winner to snatch victory in Kenny Dalglish's first European tie as Liverpool manager last night. Kuyt finally broke the resistance of a determined Sparta Prague...
Refreshing New Look to Honda Jazz Range; Honda
HONDA'S best-selling Jazz range has been given a refresh, with a range of enhancements to both looks and driving dynamics. The revised Jazz range, which includes a hybrid model, is on sale just in time for the new March registration, with prices...
Sandown Opportunity for Dan Breen
Byline: Saraband DAVID Pipe is keen to get another run into his Arkle hope Dan Breen and the Carling "Made With 100% British Barley" Novices' Chase at Sandown offers him the perfect opportunity. A six-year-old, he was in front turning into the straight...
Scheme Gets Disabled People on the Move; Motability
MORE than two million people in the UK have access to the Motability scheme, which is the charity that helps disabled people and their families to get mobile. They qualify if they hold any of the following: Higher, medium or lower rate Disability...
Sneak Crime That's a Drain on Us All
Byline: TOON ; COUNTRY DAVID BANKS IF there's a British Press Award for gutter journalism this year, I'm a sure thing and the drinks are on me. Forget the News of the World. No chequebook was employed in busting the latest crimewave to stalk...
Subaru Secures a Future; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: Subaru
IT'S not often you get the opportunity to set up your own business, and many people who consider it are put off by leaving behind secure jobs and the perks associated with them. David Lewins found himself in such a position in late 2008 when he...
Swailes Aims for a Sweet Outcome; Assistant Boss 'Can't Wait' for Extra Special Game
Byline: Steve Brown TONIGHT, Chris Swailes will settle on the sofa with a takeaway, and try to stop his kids from hogging all of the sweets. Food has nothing on his appetite for football however, and even at 40 his hunger to play in tomorrow's...
Takuya's Visual Appeal at an Attractive Price; Mazda
FOLLOWING in the tyre tracks of the Takuya Special Edition Range, introduced last summer for a short time, Mazda is launching five Takuya models across the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 ranges. The generously equipped Takuya models incorporate features...
Teenager Allowed to Gamble in Arcades; 10 Venues Fail Test Purchase by 16-Year-Old
Byline: Neil McKay AMUSEMENT arcades in County Durham have been criticised for allowing an underage volunteer to gamble on fruit machines. Durham County Council and the Gambling Commission visited 13 venues during an operation to assess what...
Ten Years in Jail for Stealing Some Beef; Rough Justice for Women in Victorian Era
Byline: Kim Carmichael WITH years of hard labour dished out for the pettiest of crimes, Victorian convicts paid harshly for falling foul of the law. But now the spotlight has been shone on some of the women caught up in the Victorian justice...
The First Neville to Go into Management; Tracey Neville Was an Internationally Successful Sportswoman, Yet She Is Best Known for Being the Sister of Gary and Phil Neville. She Talked to Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards about Living in Her Siblings' Shadow
TRACEY Neville is sitting in a caf in the middle of Newcastle city centre, dressed in a tracksuit, playing with an expensive Blackberry phone. There is no attempt to keep a low profile because she knows she does not have to. There are no whispers,...
The New Generation MINI Is a Car with Real Style
The launching of the new larger MINI Countryman version changed for ever the way people think about MINI. This one is like a MINI on steroids. Not only that but you can also have it in four-wheel-drive. In But it's no longer just a variation on a theme....
Toyota Technology Is on the Right Track; Toyota
WHEN the going gets tough, AYGO Go! will make life behind the wheel that bit calmer thanks to a bundle of multi-media features to keep motorists on course, in touch and in tune. The latest addition to Toyota's city car line-up comes as standard,...
'Tremendous Achievement' as Tunnel Opens
THE NEW Tyne Tunnel is set to open to traffic tonight. The second crossing, which will eventually be used as a dual carriageway, is due to open at midnight. The long-term plan is that both tunnels will accommodate traffic with each acting as...
VAT-Free Alto and Swift Deals Sweep on into March; Suzuki
SUZUKI has introduced financial incentives for its Alto and Swift ranges to boost March sales, with savings of up to almost pounds 1,500. The company is extending its VAT free offer on the Alto SZ3 and SZ4 models, which represents a saving of up...
Vipers Are Urged to Keep Battling
JAIMIE Longmuir believes there is still life in the Newcastle Vipers' play-off tilt - as long as they can match their midweek commitment levels, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The Vipers require a win against Dundee Stars tomorrow to close the gap between...
We're All in This Big Broken Society Together
Byline: BOB CUFFE THE Big Broken Society is really taking off, isn't it? I didn't think anything would knock Alternative Voting off the top of Teesside's pub discussions, but the Big Broken Society seems to have done that. I was watching The...
Wet Course Patched Up for Eider Chase; INSIDE TRACK JAMES ARMSTRONG
WE missed a significant bucketload of rain forecast in the week, so barring any last-minute floods of biblical, or indeed Bangor-like, proportions, we are looking forward to getting the totesport.com Eider Chase race day under way tomorrow afternoon....
Why Slow Food Is Not Quick on the Uptake
Byline: FOOD BILL OLDFIELD WITHOUT meaning to sound like a London cab driver, I had that Jonathon Porritt in the restaurant the other day. For the uninitiated, he's a wellknown environmental campaigner, a previous chairman of the UK Ecology Party...
Year out Adds Up to a Full-Time Job for Student
OPTING to take a year out from her studies to experience the business world has helped a North East student land her first graduate job. Rachel Harland, from Blyth, undertook a year-long placement with regional accountants and business advisors Bell...

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