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 19, 2011

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Abbott to Go on the Attack in Bid to Win
Byline: Mark Douglas GREG Abbott believes the visit of Bournemouth will allow his youthful Carlisle United side to express themselves again - after admitting they have been "bullied" over the last fortnight. The Cumbrians struggled to break down...
Anger at Leaking Lake; Residents Unhappy at Scheme to Tip Waste at Site for Years
Byline: Dave Black NEW plans which could mean up to seven years of landfill tipping operations at a leaking lake have been branded "quite unacceptable" by locals. The Journal revealed earlier this week how ambitious proposals to create the 12-acre...
Anxious Pulis Looking for Home Comforts
STOKE boss Tony Pulis knows his side must make the most of their remaining home games if they are to avoid being dragged further into the Barclays Premier League relegation scrap. Three defeats in their last four games have seen the Potters drop...
A Royal Occasion at Kelso Fixture; POINT TO POINT
THE Northern Area season resumes today after a two-week break with the Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Friars Haugh, Kelso. It has attracted 156 entries on an eight-race card starting at 1pm. Royal Curtsy had been off the track since June 2006...
'As a Teenager You Spend Large Amounts of Time Worrying about What Other People Think about You. When You Are Older You Realise That Such Things Are Not as Important'
NICK Croft, owner of Croft & Graves, is an independent optometrist based in Corbridge. He trained to become a qualified optometrist with the hospital eye service and spent a number of years working in Trinidad. WHAT'S your first memory? My first...
Balotelli Issues an Apology
MARIO Balotelli last night apologised to his Manchester City teammates for his red card in their Europa League encounter with Dynamo Kiev at Eastlands. Manager Roberto Mancini branded Balotelli "stupid" for the dismissal, for planting his studs...
Beckenbauer Afraid of Election Battle
FRANZ Beckenbauer has warned that the Fifa presidential election battle could split the world governing body apart. Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam has confirmed he will stand against Sepp Blatter - and will offer national associations significant...
Blackpool Can Rock Rovers in Derby; BEAT THE BOOKIE NEIL HARNETT
Byline: NEIL HARNETT JUST minor goal difference separates Blackburn and Blackpool in the league table, so with both clubs facing a real threat of relegation from the top flight this Lancashire derby takes on extra significance. I have stated many...
Blues Manager Wants Revenge
CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti has warned his players that only by winning the Champions League outright will they have gained revenge for their 2008 final defeat to Manchester United. The quarter-finals of the Champions League will see another all-Premier...
Campaigners Hope Centre Can Be Saved; Improvements Could Be Part of Rescue Deal
Byline: Neil McKay CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save a closure-threatened sports centre hope to run it privately. Durham county councillors Mark Wilkes and Amanda Hopgood say they have been working for weeks to find solutions to the council's proposals...
CAP Delay Could Be a Blessing
Byline: EURO VIEW THE EU's current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to be replaced at the end of 2012. The labyrinthine process to produce its successor has been underway since last summer and the timetable is slipping - a delay of two years...
Catering for Change; Whether You Work Magic with a Microwave or Produce Magnificent Meals from Scratch, the Kitchen Is the Heart of the Home. Make Sure Yours Is Fit for Service, Says Claire Hornby
WHETHER you are a culinary genius or more of a tea and toast type, the kitchen is the heart of any home. And it's often neglected. Elle Decoration devoted a whopping 31 pages to the kitchen in their March edition, showcasing brightly coloured ovens,...
Cats Skipper Maturing
Byline: Stuart Rayner STEVE Bruce is looking forward to Lee Cattermole's first appearance of 2011, and thinks the Sunderland captain is more mature for his difficult start to the season. The Teessider is included in the Black Cats' squad to face...
Class Acts at Academy for Urban Music; URBAN Music, Often Characterised as the Sounds of the Streets, Now Has Its Own Academy. DAVID WHETSTONE Was at the Launch
URBAN music has moved from the fringes to the mainstream, which is why top brass from Newcastle City Council were gathered in a unit at Hoults Yard, just off Walker Road, Newcastle, the other day. You can't get much more urban than this. The...
Convertible for All Seasons
Byline: Steve Hughes THE new BMW 6 Series Convertible takes to the roads next week, with an announcement today that a stylish new Coupe version is to follow in six months. The rag-top Convertible arrives here in time for spring and summer, whilst...
Council Gives Buyers a Helping Hand
Byline: Karen Wilson FIRST-TIME buyers are to received a helping hand on to the property ladder after Northumberland County Council has pledged pounds 3m towards a scheme to help to move the market. It is one of five pilot authorities to launch...
Couple Reveal Killer Bird's Final Words; Pair Spared as Gunman Runs out of Options
Byline: Pat Hurst GUNMAN Derrick Bird told the last people to see him alive "You're all right", before walking into woods at a beauty spot to kill himself, an inquest heard yesterday. Bird, 52, had murdered 12 people and injured 11 others during...
Dad's Totally Tropical Idea for Change to the Routine; Environment Editor TONY HENDERSON Talks to a Family with a Taste for the Tropical
Byline: TONY HENDERSON WHEN Duncan Hutt decided to move outside his comfort zone and try something different, he took his family 4,000 miles to do it. Duncan traded the nature reserves of Northumberland for the tropical island life. Now Duncan,...
Deasy Desperate to Lift Trophy for Real; Goalkeeper Not Afraid to Dream
Byline: Steve Brown SOME footballers are reluctant to touch a trophy before competing for it. Not Tim Deasy. At a photo call in the shadow of the Angel of the North, promoting today's FA Trophy semi-final second-leg against Darlington at the...
Deaths
BAIN (Stamfordham). Peacefully in hospital on 14th March, aged 82 years, Maureen (nee Mantey), dearly loved wife of the late Stanley, dearest mum of Valerie and Denise and of soninlaw Stephen and much loved grandma of Rachael, Lindsey and Rebecca....
Departures Made It Tough for the Vipers; ICE HOCKEY
NEWCASTLE Vipers may or may not play for the last time this weekend. General manager Jaimie Longmuir believes two mid-season departures cost them a reprieve of at least a few weeks. The Vipers are home and away to Dundee Stars in the last week of...
Diamonds Bid to Sparkle in Quest for Title
T RIPLE trophy-winners Newcastle Diamonds will this season embark on a mission to land the one which got away - the Premier League title, writes JAMES HUNTER. The Diamonds are looking to build on their most successful season for a decade, which...
Easiest Way to Win A Fortune; Big Race Should Prove No Hurdle for Reveley's Charge
ANY success over hurdles is considered a bonus by trainer Keith Reveley regarding Night In Milan, who has chasing written all over him. A big, fine sort, he should make his mark over fences in due course, but he will remain over the smaller obstacles...
Easter Eggs on England to Do Best
STAND-in captain Nick Easter has warned England will have to produce their best ever performance if they are to win the Grand Slam against Ireland this afternoon. Easter has taken over the leadership reins from Mike Tindall, who was ruled out of...
Elmo's Fire Is Stirred by Continental Adventures; for Some, the Europa League Has All the Sexiness of a Wet Tuesday in Skegness. for Ahmed Elmohamady It Is the Dream. Stuart Rayner Reports
IT is the ugly sister of European football. Teams from far-flung corners of the continent meet at odd kick-off times on a Thursday to pick up little more than a glorified booby prize. When Liverpool, Manchester City and Rangers slipped out of Europe...
England Not Dreaming Yet; Spinner Knows Side Face an Anxious World Cup Wait
ENGLAND are beginning to sense an unlikely slice of World Cup glory, yet know they cannot even dare to dream until this weekend is over. Bangladesh and the West Indies could yet puncture all hope which came alive in Chennai on Thursday - thanks...
Escape to the Suburbs; MORE PICTURES Visit Our Gallery at WWW.Homemaker.Co.UK
Byline: Alice Hedworth THIS spacious family home with a large south-facing back garden and in one of the most popular areas of Newcastle has been the treasured family home of Mike and Dorothy Craig for 32 years. But with their two children having...
Eves Wins Shock Call for LV Final Clash
NEWCASTLE Falcons have sprung a selection surprise ahead of tomorrow's LV= Cup final, with Luke Eves handed a start on the left wing, writes MARK SMITH. The 21-year-old (pictured right) has been a beacon of consistency at centre throughout the campaign,...
Evo-Stik First Division North
AMID the "hills and sheep", Lee Collings has warned his Durham City side to expect a different test today to their previous back-to-back wins. The Esh Group Stadium outfit are 15th after beating Wakefield and Salford City, and travel to 14th-placed...
Final Four Homes Now for Sale
LOCAL shops in an established area plus good transport links are just some of the reasons why only four properties remain for sale at a new homes' development in North Newcastle The four homes are at Bett Homes' The Bakers development in North Newcastle....
Firms Fined for Collapse; Pensioner Trapped under Scaffolding
Byline: Sara Nichol TWO companies have been fined after an accident that saw a pensioner crushed beneath a pile of scaffolding. Mary Scott, 70, suffered serious injuries when she was trapped under the collapsed scaffolding as she was shopping...
Five Dark Tales of the More or Less Unexpected
Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales at Northern Stage until March 26 IN under an hour and a half, we're escorted from a steam train through a twee living room in a boarding house then on a curious journey with stop-offs including a surgery, hotel room and public...
Fresh Benchmark for Your Fitness; Fitness Expert DAVID FAIRLAMB Says Step Aside for His Fat Attack Circuit Sessions
Byline: DAVID FAIRLAMB AS a variation, now the nights are lengthening, you could try this circuit outside. All the exercises involve the use of a bench therefore your local park would be perfect. Remember you can vary things, you may want to...
Fresh Momentum for Rock Campaign; Mutualisation Drive Winning Wide Support
Byline: William Green ACAMPAIGN to turn Northern Rock back into a building society has moved up a notch with a growing list of supporters. The head of the Building Societies Association, the general secretary of the Unite union and David Cameron's...
FTSE Finishes a Difficult Week on a High
Byline: Scott Farnetti AFTER a difficult start to the week, the FTSE 100 Index ended Friday on a positive note with a rise of 22 points to 5718. It has been a volatile few months for global stock markets, as investors have moved to reduce risky...
Funding Boost Will Help More Businesses Begin
Byline: Iain Laing AFUND that has helped start 112 small businesses and create 220 jobs on Teesside in less than a year has won a pounds 500,000 boost from One North East. The Regeneration Fund, set up with pounds 600,000 from UK Steel Enterprise...
Georgian Beauty Revealed; as the Much-Loved 1761 Painting of Susanna "Suky" Trevelyan Returns to the National Trust's Wallington Estate after Restoration and Investigation, JESSICA TRAVERS Reveals the Extremes Aristocratic 18th-Century Women Would Have Gone to in the Name of Fashion
HOW long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 20 minutes? Half an hour? 45 minutes if you have time on your side? More than an hour - except for a very special occasion - would be seen as an indulgence too far by even the most laid-back person....
Get a Helping Hand with Buying
THE message from developers across the North East is clear - there are deals to be had. And they are encouraging would-be buyers to visit their showhomes or ring them to find out the best deal for them. Whether you are starting out on the property...
Get the Most out of Your Company Pension Scheme
Byline: Colin Heseltine THE recent Hutton report has recommended radical changes to public sector pensions to plug a funding gap. For those in the private sector, however, years of pension underfunding has already come home to roost, with the...
Glamping It Up in Northumberland; HANNAH DAVIES and Husband Take on Wooden Wigwams in Northumberland with a Toddler
AWOODEN wigwam? With an 18-month-old? There are those people brave enough to go camping with a young child, and then there are others, like me, who are not. I found it hard enough to make my husband go camping in the South of France when we were...
Going Crackers for Comic Relief; Fundraisers Don Red Noses to Help Charity
Byline: Ruth Lawson THE region had their red noses at the ready yesterday to join in the comedy antics for this year's Comic Relief. Hundreds of fundraisers got in touch with their inner comedians to dream up ridiculous stunts and help raise...
Good-Sized Detached Homes Ideal for Families
FAMILIES wanting to move to a four-bedroom detached home should look at the Crofton Grange development in Blyth where five property styles are available for sale. Taylor Wimpey is also offering a range of great deals at the Northumberland development,...
Gordon Call-Up Worries Bruce
Byline: Stuart Rayner CRAIG Gordon will be sat on Sunderland's bench tomorrow, not fit enough to be thrown into a full-blooded Premier League encounter. Next week, he will head to London to play for his country against Brazil. The 28-year-old...
GRAEME WHITFIELD OVER the Next [...]
GRAEME WHITFIELD OVER the next week thousands of words will be written about the Budget and, by my reckoning, about 312 of them will get read. I have this theory that the Budget is the political equivalent of the Emporer's New Clothes. For weeks...
Grandparents Could Help with Massive School Fees
Byline: Iain Laing WITH school fees rising above the rate of inflation and the removal of the cap on university tuition fees, it's never been harder to give your child the education they deserve. Paying for your child's education is a long commitment...
Happy for Favourites to Be Beautifully 'Messed Up'
Iron and Wine at The Sage Gateshead THE man at the heart of Iron and Wine, Sam Beam, is a big-bearded troubadour (it's five-three to the beards on stage tonight, and one of the three was a woman) who looks like he's just finished chopping wood. ...
Horse Festival Back for a Second Year; High Hopes for Success after Initial Let-Down
Byline: Dave Black AN action-packed three-day programme has been unveiled for a major equestrian festival which is expected to attract thousands of people to Northumberland this summer. The relaunched Burgham Horse Trials aim to establish the...
Hundreds Are Eager to Dig into History; More Than 200 Turn Up to a Public Meeting
Byline: Tony Henderson THE scale of the scourge of leprosy in the medieval North East was outlined to volunteers for a project to excavate a suspected leper hospital. More than 200 people turned up at a public meeting on plans for a community...
Invasion Hopes after Movie
THE UK release of Hollywood blockbuster movie The Eagle is expected to spark an invasion of Hadrian's Wall. Tourism bosses believe that the film, set in Roman Britain, will encourage legions of fans to flock to the famous wall when it hits cinemas...
Irish Eyes Are Smiling after Ending Campaign on High
IRELAND captain William Porterfield praised the consistency of his players after their exciting World Cup campaign ended on a high note with a morale-boosting six-wicket win over Holland. Ireland are the only associate nation team to have made any...
'I Thought the Man Who Raided My House Would Be a Brute but He Was Just a Pathetic Young Lad' Jailed Burglar Told of Pain He Caused
Byline: Neil McKay Wconfront the burglar who had caused her and her family so much misery she felt a mixture of "anger and fear". But when she met him in a visiting room at HMP Durham where he is serving a five-year sentence she thought: "What...
I've Seen the Future and It's Pink (with Glitter)
BIG baby news came to the fore at Telfer Towers a few days ago when I found out that my upcoming big brother role is going to be played out opposite a little sister. Obviously as soon as the parentals told me what they'd seen on the special TV at...
Jailed for 30 Years: Computer Expert Whose Hidden Hatred Fuelled a Murderous Plan; Sentence Will Be Followed by Deportation
Byline: Tom Pugh ATYNESIDE computer expert who worked for British Airways was jailed for 30 years yesterday for plotting to launch a 9/11-style terror attack from the UK. Rajib Karim, 31, who lived at Brunton Lane in Gosforth, Newcastle, wanted...
Liberals Need to Turn Left to Stop Damage
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR -GOOBY IN CASE you haven't noticed, there is to be a national referendum on May 5. This should be a historic event, since we have only had such an event once before, in 1975, when there was a referendum about remaining in the...
Lowther Estate Restoration Plans
THE pounds 9.5m project to redevelop the ruined castle and gardens at Lowther on the edge of the Lake District and turn the site into a major rural tourist attraction is the basis of one of conference's presentations. It is hoped the work will help...
Man Hit by Taxi Back Home after 'Miracle 'Recovery
A TYNESIDE man has made a miracle recovery from a horrific road accident. Lee McCurry was given little chance of survival after he was knocked over by a taxi and ended up in intensive care earlier this month. But Mr McCurry, who was hit as he...
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Helping Killer Moat; Judge Releases Defendant until His Trial in May
Byline: Rob Kennedy AMAN has denied helping killers Raoul Moat and Karl Ness during their murderous shooting spree. Scott Raisbeck is alleged to have assisted the pair in relation to a van used to travel to the scene where Moat shot his ex-girlfriend...
Man with Designs on Creating an Ideal Home; TV Architect GEORGE CLARKE, Who Grew Up in Washington, Answers Our Questions and Has Some Tips for Home Improvement
Q: Why did you decide to start your own architecture and design practice rather than seeking conventional employment? A: I always wanted to be an architect form a very young age. I've always loved drawing and I've also loved buildings as they have...
Mick Is Already Looking to Future
Byline: Stuart Rayner MICK Wadsworth has named the youngsters he wants to see in Hartlepool United colours this season. None are likely to play at the Bescott Stadium today, but Wadsworth is hoping they can "see the light" next season. With...
Mowbray Defends Danny Decision
TONY Mowbray has defended the decision to allow Danny Graham to leave Middlesbrough as Watford's top goalscorer returns to the Riverside today, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Graham was an exciting prospect at Boro, but struggled to break into the side when...
Mum's the Word When It Comes to Business; Starting Your Own Business Can Be a Daunting Prospect. but a New Book Aims to Offer More Than Just a Handful of Help. ALICE HEDWORTH Reports
Byline: ALICE HEDWORTH ARE you a mum who has thought 'it would be nice to be my own boss'? You're not alone. The trend of mums starting their own businesses is becoming ever more prevalent, as the Family Business column on the Family Journal...
New Boss Relishing Tourism Challenge; Plan to Promote Area Nationally
Byline: Andrew Glover THE new chief executive of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative is looking forward to the challenge of promoting the area as a premier tourism and business destination. Sarah Stewart has been leading the body on an interim...
New MG Has Six Appeal
Byline: Edward Stephens THE long awaited MG6 sporting hatchback has finally taken to the road - and it's a car which will put a smile on the face of MG enthusiasts. The first new MG in 16 years lives up to the marque's true sporting heritage - and...
New Warning over Massive Job Losses; 'As Bad as the Pits and Yards Shutting Down'
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE impact of thousands of public sector job losses will hit the North East with as much devastation as the end of shipbuilding and mining, it has been claimed. Paul Callaghan, chairman of One North East and head of leading...
NEXT Wednesday Will See Another [...]
NEXT Wednesday will see another Budget presented to Parliament. I'd like to think there'll be something to help home buyers, especially all those frustrated would-be first-time buyers. But I'm not holding my breath. No one knows what's going...
North Health Staff in London Protest; NHS Workers Will Protest over Reforms
Byline: Helen Rae HUNDREDS of healthcare workers from the North East will travel to London later this month to march against the Government's controversial overhaul of the NHS. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is coming under increasing pressure...
Now Showing
THE LINCOLN LAWYER (15) Defence attorney Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is used to representing the dregs of society but hits the jackpot when bail bondsman Val Valenzuela (John Leguizamo) recommends him as counsel for playboy estate agent Louis...
On Our Way; RAF Fighters Prepare to Launch Military Action in Libya
RAF fighter planes were last night deploying to the Mediterranean in preparation for expected military action to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the launch of a mission codenamed Operation Ellamy after the...
Plane Crash Probe Raises Concerns; Questions Asked over 'Inexperience' of Crew in Tragedy
Byline: Katie Davies SERIOUS concerns have been raised following an investigation into a plane crash that killed a North East pilot. Andrew Cantle, 27, of Sunderland, was among the six people killed when the turboprop aircraft he was flying crashed...
Plenty of French Chic with the DS3
Byline: Ian Johnson AFTER driving the DS3 you could never accuse Citroen of being boring. The DS3 is a stylish interpretation of its 3 series model and harks back for its inspiration to the iconic DS model of the 1950s - a car that revolutionised...
Punters Prove to Be Winners This Year
THE Cheltenham Festival been a Long Run of losers for us bookies and the satchel is well and truly empty. This is the worst Festival for a long time with Quevega, Hurricane Fly, Chicago Grey, Big Buck's, Junior, Bobs Worth, Sir Des Champs and of...
Radioactive Fallout 'May Reach Britain' but Experts Say There's No Health Risk
Byline: Liam Creedon and Rosa Silverman RADIOACTIVE fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear plant has reached the US, with experts saying there is a small chance it could soon reach Britain. Readings of the radiation in southern California are...
Rampant Eagles on Track for Title; Surprise Playing Return for Flournoy as Side Win
Newcastle Eagles 91 Cheshire Jets 88 NEWCASTLE Eagles took a huge step towards retaining their BBL Championship crown by winning this astonishing game of basketball last night at Sport Central, writes JEFF KING. In shooting down the Jets, they took...
Ready for the Race of His Life; 10 Marathons in 10 Days for Charity Funds
Byline: Paul Tully MARATHON man Matt Cawood is up and running for a king-sized challenge. For Matt is preparing to run 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days to raise thousands of pounds for charity. The 40-year-old personal trainer from Corbridge,...
Saab Spices Up the 9-3
SAAB'S latest 9-3 saloon and estate range will cost from pounds 21,495 when it hits showrooms next month. The facelifted models will feature a pair of new petrol turbo engines, more standard kit, better performance and lower emissions. The 9-3's...
Sam's Thrilled to Strike Gold; Long Run Sees off Old Rivals on Historic Festival Day
THREE winners of the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup returned to Gloucestershire in search of another title, but they were all forced to surrender to jumping's new star Long Run. Many records were broken amid a patchwork of different stories, with...
Semi-Final's Just Another Game for Cooper
IT is, he admits, the biggest game of Darlington's season, but Mark Cooper has ordered his players to treat today's FA Trophy semi-final second leg at Gateshead like any other. The Quakers lead the tie 3-2 after last week's opening clash, when they...
Showbiz News
GWYNETH PALTROW could be jumping with Glee, with the news she is likely to be re-appearing on the TV show. Glee creator RYAN MURPHY confirmed he is making further plans for the actress-turned-singer to reprise her role as substitute teacher Holly Holliday...
Showhome with an Inspired Theme
BRIGHT and bold, the new showhome at a North East development is certain to make an impression on visitors. Inspired by the launch of the latest Super Mario game, the two-and-a-half storey showhome at The Croft development in Consett has its own...
Sinking Feeling for Homeowner; House Doctor with Peter Fall of Clear Building Survey
House doctor Peter Fall hears a sad tale of subsidence THE nice part of going to a party is meeting new people. Most people are pleasant and keen to share their experiences of life while asking you for yours. When they find out I'm a chartered surveyor...
So Far So Good for In-Form Sri Lanka
SRI Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is pleased with his side's efforts in the World Cup group stages - but is not yet thinking about a place in the final. Sangakkara's side overwhelmed New Zealand by 112 runs in their last Group A encounter in Mumbai...
Something for Everyone
THE UK's largest independent house builder, Miller Homes, has a range of incentives for all levels of buyers, from first-timers to those wanting to move up the property ladder or people looking to downsize. Miller Homes has developments across the...
Sport on TV
SPORT ON TV - Sky Sports 1 1730. GOLF: European Tour, Sicilian Open - Sky Sports 3 1200; PGA Tour, Transitions Championship - Sky Sports 4 2100. A SELECTIVE guide to today's coverage: TODAY FOOTBALL: Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Kilmarnock...
Sporty Yet Economic on Long Haul
Byline: Mike Torpey EVEN an iconic image can't ward off the critics and, in the case of premium car maker Porsche, the biggest target for ridicule has been the Cayenne 4x4. Initially lambasted for its big, brutish shape, no sooner had the German...
Stl Northern League
WHITLEY Bay manager Ian Chandler hopes it will not be unlucky 13 when his side lines up against Consett in today's match of the day. The Seahorses are fourth from top, while the Steelmen are one place higher in what is a competitive race for the championship....
Stoke's Critics Are Potty, Says Pardew; Stoke City Do Not Tick Any Boxes for the Football Purist, but You Will Not Hear a Bad Word Said against Them by Alan Pardew. Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Reports
Byline: Luke Edwards JUST because you know something is going to happen does not mean you are always going to be able to stop it. If it did, Stoke City would not be in the Premier League. Stoke do not so much ruffle the feathers of English football's...
Strengths of Universities Collaborating
Byline: VIV KINNAIRD COLLABORATIONS can create powerful, productive partnerships in business and in universities. The universities of Birmingham and Nottingham recently announced that they will work together while remaining two separate institutions....
Subaru's STi Brings Return to Thrilling Roots
BUT it's a hatchback! This might have been the shocked response of a die-hard Impreza enthusiast upon seeing the last incarnation of this iconic car. It was a break with tradition that probably didn't please the purists who had a particular devotion...
Support Plea for Josie's Charity; Cash Will Help Sick Youngsters
Byline: Vicky Robson THE mother of an inspirational teenager who died of cancer is calling for continued support for a charity set up in her daughter's memory. Brave Josie Grove touched the hearts of millions of people across the country when...
Suzuki Saloon Is Right on Cue
Byline: Mike Torpey SUZUKI sees its first venture into the mid-size section of the car market as 'a sign of great things to come'. That's the meaning of the Japanese word Kizashi - and a low slung, elegant saloon of the same name is destined for...
Take the 'Taxing' out of Your Tax; THE INDEPENDENT VIEW
Byline: John Bruce Income tax - Make sure you receive all of your allowances. ? If you receive pension income, make sure that you are receiving your personal allowances as these can often be missed when there are multiple payments. If you...
Tekmar Enjoys a Boom Year
THE Tekmar Group, which works with subsea and offshore renewable energy, has just completed its most profitable year. The 25-year-old company said it has seen group sales rise from pounds 5m in 2009 to pounds 15m in 2010. The growth of the company...
The CLS - the New Design Icon from Mercedes-Benz; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
AGENERATION ahead - with the CLS, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle category in 2003 that for the first time combined the dynamism of a coup with the functionality of a saloon. The public were delighted, the competition astounded and a style icon...
The Need for Life Assurance
Byline: Alok Dhanda This month''s devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami serves as a reminder of just how vulnerable we are. That is why it is so important to have the right protection in place for your family, so that, if anything should...
The Whole Package for Movers
BUYING a new home is an exciting time, full of hope and expectation. But the actual process of moving can be full of trials and tribulations. Developers Dunelm Homes has designed an all-encompassing home moving package called Homemover, aimed at...
The Wonders of Wartime; Looking at Communication in the 1940s
Byline: Andrew Glover STUDENTS at a Northumberland school travelled back to the 1940s to discover the wonders of wartime communication. As part of National Science and Engineering Week, pupils from the King Edward VI School in Morpeth hosted an...
Thompson Has No Worries Ahead of Falcons' Big Day
Byline: Mark Smith SITTING in a back-office at Kingston Park, Matt Thompson looks like a man at ease. The small matter of tomorrow's LV= Cup final is not working him up into a tizz, because the Newcastle Falcons hooker has seen it all before....
Tiote's Not Interested in Chelsea; Midfielder Happy at Magpies
Byline: Luke Edwards CHEICK Tiote has signed a longterm contract at Newcastle United as he intends to play in Europe with them, after dismissing suggestions he could be heading to Chelsea in the summer. Although Tiote agreed a six-and-a-half...
Tributes Paid as Leading Doctor Dies, 88; Man's Medical Career Was Illustrious
Byline: Andrew Glover TRIBUTES have been paid to a leading doctor from the North East who has died at the age of 88. William Ross, from Durham, died on Tuesday following a short 1illness. Former colleagues and his family have paid tribute...
Triggerman Looking a Good Shot for Success in Midlands
ALTHOUGH a first-season chaser, Triggerman has had plenty of experience over fences this winter as he aims to win the totesport.com Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter today. I am hoping he will hit the bullseye but, at the very least, he should...
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