The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Journal is a regional newspaper from Newcastle, England. The Journal publishes the latest business, sports, and politics news.

Articles from November 20, 2010

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Abbott's a Great Deal to Celebrate
Byline: Matt Leslie CARLISLE have been boosted ahead of today's clash at Walsall with boss Greg Abbott signing a new deal. The Brunton Park boss has signed a twoyear extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2013. Having previously...
A Bold and Daring New Model
Byline: Mike Torpey BOLDNESS and daring may not always have been words associated with Jaguar's flagship model the XJ - but things haven't half changed. The big cat's design director Ian Callum has never been afraid to push barriers to their...
Achievement and Skills Praised at Awards
THE achievements of inspirational women whose entrepreneurial and leadership skills have helped to boost the region's economy were celebrated last night. The winners of the 11th Annual Wo m en Into the Network (WIN) Awards were revealed at a ceremony...
Aga Cooking Up a Storm after Sales Pick Up
Byline: Iain Laing THE maker of iconic cast iron Aga cookers yesterday said it was on track to meet forecasts for this year after a seasonal pick-up in sales. Aga Rangemaster warned its markets were tough but said it was encouraged by another...
A Hole Lot of Good Golf; Team-Mates in Stunning Performance
Byline: Tim Taylor ATEAM of golfers notched up a unique 1-2-3 as they tackled a hole at a Tyneside golf club. Martin Jesper, a 47-year-old businessman from Tynemouth, started off the unusual feat when he scored a hole-in-one at the 256-yard par...
Aintree Should Be No Obstacle for Mal
WE will never know what might have happened, but Maljimar was creeping into contention when falling at Becher's second time in last season's John Smith's Grand National. With another eight obstacles to negotiate, it was too far out to say he would...
Amazing Films Well and Truly in the Spotlight; Where Robert Stephenson's Workers Laboured, a Series of Cuttingedge Films Is Set to Transport Us to Unimagined Places. DAVID WHETSTONE Meets the Men Who Made It Happen
CELEBRATED actress Keira Knightley will be helping to put one of the region's lesser-known historic buildings in the spotlight when she stars in a series of special screenings. The star of films including Atonement and the Pirates of the Caribbean...
Ark Royal's Final Return; Well-Wishers Shed Tears for Navy Flagship
Byline: Kim Carmichael AHERO'S welcome greeted one of our region's finest as HMS Ark Royal returned to the river where she was built, for one last visit. Some 25 years on from the days when she first sailed out of Wallsend's Swan Hunter yard...
Arts Funding Is Meant for Everyone
STEPHEN Munro's comments, 'Arts funding in region is unfair' (Voice of the North, November 13), come at a time when we have just announced the biggest transformation of arts funding for a generation. Our current portfolio of over 70 regularly funded...
A Touch of Class at New Showhome
FAMILIES looking for an executive home within easy commuting distance of Newcastle city centre should visit a newly-opened showhome in a five-bedroom property. Barratt Homes North East has unveiled the impressive Marlowe showhome at its new Greenside...
Banks and Miners Drag the FTSE Down
Byline: Max Ormiston MARKETS drifted lower on Friday, paring back gains made on the previous day. The FTSE 100 Index ended the day down 35.9 points at 5732.8 with mining companies and banks amongst the worst performing stocks. The main economic...
Bauble-Licious; MAKE Sure Your Christmas Tree Takes a Starring Role This Season by Following KAREN WILSON'S Guide to Top Tree Decor Trends
THERE'S something about decorating the Christmas tree that can bring out the best or worst in us. If you're a decor diva you may allow the children to hang the baubles but, be honest, once they're in bed you probably sneakily rearrange them into a...
Blue Square Bet North
BLYTH Spartans boss Mick Tait is keeping his feet on the ground as his side start their FA Trophy campaign at home to Stafford Rangers. Tait, who has seen his side win five out of the last six games, is refusing to get carried away with the prospect...
BMW Raises the 4WD Bar
Byline: Steve Hughes THE new BMW X3 raises the bar in the premium sports activity market with what is the lowest-emission four-wheel-drive model in the sector. It is the first to get start-stop fuel-saving technology with automatic transmission...
Bogie Is Confident of Return to Form; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: Jak Penny IAN BOGIE is positive that his Gateshead side can get back to winning ways and surge up the table as they prepare to host Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. A run of only two wins in the last nine games has seen Gateshead suddenly...
Boss Takes on Wind Farm in New Battle; Fresh Plan Lodged as Appeal Looms
Byline: Paul Tully AN entrepreneur thwarted in his attempt to create a luxury holiday park in rural Northumberland is gearing up for a new battle. Sherod Walker, the man behind plans for Waterfalls holiday park and equestrian centre at Birtley,...
Bresnan on Call to Bowl over Aussies
TIM Bresnan has proved he has what it takes to see off toporder Australian batsmen, and will be ready to help England win the Ashes whenever they need him this winter. Bresnan put himself on a hat-trick and ended up with three wickets - including...
Bullying Campaign Honours Daughter; Grieving Mother Won't Stop until Law Is Changed
Byline: Andy Hughes THE mother of a schoolgirl hounded to death by bullies is campaigning to make bullying a criminal offence. An inquest has heard how 15-year-old Jessica Train hung herself in April after being haunted by bullies since the age...
Call for Kate to Be the 'Princess of Usefulness'
THE co-founder of the Big Issue has called on Kate Middleton to create a public role for herself helping Britain's poor as the "princess of usefulness". John Bird has written an open letter to Prince William's fiancee urging her to follow the lead...
Car Club Gets a Jump Start; Ambition Is Realised as Scheme Gets Its Big Launch
Byline: Paul Tully ASCHEME which lets people get the most from a car without actually having to own one has been launched. A 24/7 pay-as-you-drive hire scheme has been set up in Prudhoe, Northumberland, thanks to its county councillor Neil Bradbury....
Country Is Not on Mind of Falcons Ace Bobo
Byline: Mark Smith GCOBANI Bobo will turn down the chance to cheer on his country this afternoon, as he rests up for tomorrow's visit of Gloucester. Newcastle Falcons' South African centre could have been in Edinburgh as the Springboks take on...
Crease Wary of Cove Cup Shock
JIMMY Crease is under no illusions that his Berwick Rangers side have an easy passage into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. The Borderers travel to Aberdeen to take on Highland League side Cove Rangers on Saturday after ending their six game...
Deaths
ANDERSON (Morpeth). Peacefully in hospital on 16th November, aged 97 years, Jane (nee Brogden), beloved wife of the late Stan, dearly loved mother of Jim (Michael) and Hilary, devoted gran of Ross, Gemma, Guy and Luke. She was very much loved and will...
Decidedly Different; Add a Style Statement with One of This Season's Fantastic Furniture Items in a Range of Superb Colours and Styles, Says Claire Hornby
ADDING a feature piece of furniture to a room, which says something about you, your style and how you like to live, is a great way of making your house your home. For example, you could emulate the French style you admired during a recent holiday....
Demand to Rise for Post Offices
THE Government's announcement of pounds 1.3bn funding towards the reform of the Post Office network will further increase demand for businesses in the sector, according to property agent Christie & Co. The funding, which will be introduced over...
Derby Horror Was Good
LEE Cattermole has offered the view Sunderland's humiliation at the hands of Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby could turn out to be the best thing that happens to them this season, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Given there were ludicrous calls for Steve Bruce...
Diary
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Today Annual Prestige lecture, Reflections on Gardening and Gardening in the North-East, by John Grundy, City Campus East, Northumbria University (formerly...
Don't Bet on Bore Draw in Derby
Byline: NEIL HARNETT LAST week's Manchester derby may have been a huge anti-climax, but it is hard to imagine a bore draw in the 147th North London derby this afternoon. The previous six clashes between Arsenal and Tottenham have produced 25...
Easing Your Finance Fears
Byline: Stephen Sumner WORRIED about how the Government cuts will affect your pensions and investments? John, a new client, came to see me as he hadn't seen the bank's adviser for 10 years and was very concerned about how the value of his savings...
Evo-Stik First Division North
DURHAM City boss Lee Collings is confident his side can continue their impressive form when they entertain Osset United this weekend. The Citizens have lost only one of their last five and produced a fabulous performance to see of Prescot Cables...
Fans Treated to Exhilarating Date with Paramore
Paramore at Metro Radio Arena IT'S not every day that Hayley Williams asks you on a date. But for hundreds of frenzied fans, Thursday was their lucky night as Paramore took them on a rollercoaster of romance. From the moment the lights fell and...
Feeling of Luxury at Homes Launch
ANEW development of spacious four and five-bedroom homes is being launched today. Homebuilder Shepherd Homes is inviting potential purchasers to an event today to preview its Wallnook Grange development, situated near Durham City. Five of the impressive...
Forgotten Al Back in the Fold; Hughton Pays Smith Tribute
ALAN Smith will return to Newcastle United's midfield against Bolton Wanderers today with a special thank you from manager Chris Hughton, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Smith has not started a league game since the 2-0 home defeat by Blackpool in September and,...
Gift-Wrapped New Home Deal
THE festive season is fast approaching and builders in the North East are offering a range of packages to tempt buyers. People looking for a new home can benefit from a shared equity deal from Yuill Homes on the Linden home at its High View development...
Gillespie Agrees Quakers Loan Deal; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: Jak Penny DARLINGTON have signed former Newcastle United favourite Keith Gillespie on an initial month-long loan. The Quakers have also followed up securing Marc Bridge-Wilkinson until January by adding Leicester City midfielder Aman...
Good Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Byline: Roger Versteeg OVER the last year or so I have talked about the growth potential coming from emerging markets. These are emerging European markets, Russia, Latin America, China, India and Middle East and Africa. On a few occasions...
Graeme Whitfield
IT IS hard to express in words alone how little I care about the impending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. If I never read another word about the happy couple I will be a happy man. No commemorative Royal wedding tea towel will ever...
Great Gifts for Gardeners; There's No Shortage of Gardening Gifts on Offer This Festive Season. Hannah Stephenson Checks out the Best of the Bunch
YOU can say it with flowers - or plants, or tools, or gardening accessories or pampering potions - for the horticulturalists in the family this Christmas. If you want to give your loved one a gardening present, there''s a bumper crop of suitable...
Honours to Eagles in First Leg Win
Newcastle Eagles 97 Everton Tigers 90 IT'S advantage Eagles after a pulsating first leg of cup action resulted in a nine-point win for Newcastle and gave them that margin to take to Liverpool next Wednesday night, writes JEFF KING. The main reason...
'I Have Vivid Memories of Spending Time at My Nana's House Eating Fish and Chips'
LOUIS ROBERTS is a professional actor living and working in the region, and originally hails from Teesside. He is a graduate of Northumberland Theatre Company's InterACT scheme - a fully mentored training programme that includes an active placement...
Inconsistent Murray Insists He Is Improving; TENNIS
ANDY Murray insists he will take to the court at the O2 Arena in London a better player than the one who competed at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals last year. On paper things look very similar, with the Scot holding his position as world number...
In Memoriam
BURNIP (Ouston). William, treasured memories of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We think about you often, we talk about you still, you haven't been forgotten, you know you never will. You're not just a memory or part of the...
Jailed Sex Attacker 'Shows No Remorse' Farmer Said He Didn't Assault Young Schoolgirl
Byline: Garry Willey ARESPECTED farmer has been jailed in disgrace for a number of sex attacks on a schoolgirl from Northumberland. Lawrence Bousfield staged a wave of assaults on the youngster, beginning when she was only 11. No one suspected...
Johnson: England Are Not There Yet
MARTIN Johnson has warned his England players ahead of their clash with Samoa their heroics against Australia last week could easily be forgotten in today's "instant society". England will be carried into this afternoon's game on a wave of a public...
Landlord Jailed for Forging Signature; BNP Man Would Not Pay Award
Byline: Andy Hughes APUB landlord and parliamentary candidate for the British National Party has been jailed for forging a signature to assist the sale of a Northumberland hotel. Peter Mailer, 54, had used his former manager's signature to push...
Leaders to Sign Up to Afghanistan Deal; Warning That Conditions 'Must Be Right'
Byline: Gavin Cordon BRITAIN last night reaffirmed its deadline for ending combat operations in Afghanistan by 2015 as Nato chiefs warned that an international military presence would be needed there "for years to come". David Cameron joined...
LIKE Journalists Everywhere, I Receive [...]
LIKE journalists everywhere, I receive a crazy number of press releases every day. Writing for a property supplement, I get information on everything from builders to building surveyors, fabrics to furniture and just about everything else related to...
Making the Most of Your Pension; THE INDEPENDENT VIEW
Byline: Mike Batty IF you have saved into a pension scheme, you will have some important options to consider when you retire. Under present rules, you can take up to 25% of your pension pot as a tax-free cash sum. The balance, however, is usually...
Merc S-Class Is Sleek, Stylish, Sumptuous and Super Safe
Byline: Peter Keenan FROM the moment the steering wheel vibrated as I moved out to overtake it was clear what the 'S' stands for in S-Class - safety. Yes, it also encompasses sumptuous, sleek and stylish but Mercedes-Benz has really pushed the boat...
MINI Marvel Is So Refreshing
Byline: John Connor THE original Issigonis Mini was a marvel. It won plaudits for its nimbleness in frontline competitions like the Monte Carlo rally, and it competed well at dozens of race meetings world wide. But its greatest appeal was its...
Mission to Attract New Buyers
Byline: Steve Hughes AUDI'S smallest model, the A1, which is a direct rival to the BMW 1 Series, has taken to the roads with a mission to attract new customers to the brand. Audi says that the A1 will also lure buyers away from BMW's other small...
Moore Cool on Cue Card
GARY Moore is not agitating for a rematch with Cue Card, despite Megastar declaring himself a serious contender for bigrace honours after his hurdling debut at Ascot. Moore ran Megastar in last season's Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham,...
More Ford Cars Available with an EcoBooster
Byline: Mike Torpey FORD is following up the arrival of its EcoBoost petrol engine in the new Mondeo, which has just arrived in showrooms, with news that the unit will be extended to both the S-MAX and Galaxy people carriers. The engine, a 1.6-litre...
Mowbray: There's No Cash to Splash; Boro Manager Rules out a Spending Spree
Byline: Matt Leslie M IDDLESBROUGH fans hoping for a January spending spree to boost their side's flagging Championship campaign have been left disappointed. Boss Tony Mowbray revealed ahead of today's clash with Millwall there will be no splashing...
Murdoch Deal Threatens Impartiality
Byline: JUSTIN LEWIS NEWS Corporation's bid for complete control of BSkyB sent shudders across the United Kingdom's media industry. Despite fears that the coalition Government was in cahoots with Rupert Murdoch, Business Secretary Vince Cable decided...
New Family Home for the New Year
FAMILIES wanting to start the new year in a new home should look at a new development within easy reach of Newcastle and Gateshead. To make buying easier, Sandbrooke Homes is offering part-exchange on its development of four-bedroom homes in a conservation...
Northern Alliance
PONTELAND United winger Andrew Davidson is carrying on the family's football tradition. His father Peter picked up an FA Vase winners medal with Newcastle Blue Star back in 1978 and with six goals in his last six appearances, his form has been crucial....
North Study Ends Long Mystery over Pregnancies
NEW research from experts in the North East ends a 100-year-old mystery surrounding the evolution of reproduction in mammals. Scientists from Durham University say their latest study shows that babies grow twice as fast in the wombs of some mammals...
Pete's Set to Repeat Haydock Success; MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
HE has been there before and done the business, and everything points to According To Pete making a bold attempt of repeating his success of two years ago in the valuable Betfairsponsored "Fixed Brush" Handicap Hurdle at Haydock today. His only...
Pirate Ship Captured My Heart on School Recce
WELL it's about that time, guys. All the schools have been visited, the Ofsted reports have been collated and I can now reveal that the primary school selected to shape this three-year-old's childhood from 2011 until the heady days of 2018 is (play...
Plaque Honours North Creator of Football History
Byline: Vicky Robson ASPECIAL plaque has been unveiled in Sunderland to honour the founding father of world football. Charles William Alcock, who was born in the city in 1842, went on to pioneer the first ever international match, England v Scotland...
Please the Family with a VW Escape
Byline: Malcolm Robertshaw THE VW Tiguan hit the road back in 2008, making a name for itself as Volkswagen's very first compact Sports Utility Vehicle. Much in evidence are a number of visual clues borrowed from its big brother off-roader, the...
Pool Gaffer Mick Eyes Up Away Treble
MICK Wadsworth is anticipating a battle of two Uniteds as his Hartlepool side prepare for their League One encounter against high-flying Colchester, writes JAK PENNY. Pool will travel to the Weston Homes Community Stadium with renewed optimism after...
Pounds 30,000 'Nice Little Earner' Was Paid by Police to Supergrass; Decade-Long Relationship Is Alleged
Byline: Dan Warburton ASUPERGRASS at the centre of a jury nobbling trial has pocketed more than pounds 30,000 from police for information he provided, it has emerged. Police informant Errol Hay admitted making a late-night phone call to a jury...
Pounds 50,000 Boost to Turn Lives around; Project Enlists Former Alcoholics and Drug Addicts to Restore Antiques
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson APROJECT that enlists the help of former alcoholics and drug addicts to restore antiques has won a pounds 50,000 grant to expand its work. Catherine Trillo, who helps former addicts to turn their lives around by restoring...
Private Encounter; DESIGNER Tom Ford Launched His First Full Range of Fragrances in the North East This Week. LIZ LAMB Takes a Peek at What's on Offer and Poses a Few Questions to the Former Gucci Guru
HE is famed for putting the glamour back into fashion at Yves Saint Laurent and turning around the fortunes of the Gucci fashion label. Then he launched his Tom Ford beauty brand five years ago and it was a huge success ranking in the top three...
Q&a
YOUR money queries are answered by Peter Rutherford, senior director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, chartered financial planners. QI have read a number of articles where fund managers have mentioned shorts or shorting. What is this? AThis is a technique...
Record Sales for Camelot
NATIONAL Lottery operator Camelot celebrated the anniversary of its first lottery draw with results revealing record half-year sales. Camelot reported pounds 2.7bn in total sales for the six months to September 25, up 3.6% on a year earlier and...
Repairs Should Suit Your Home; Older Homes Should Be Repaired and Restored Using Older-Style Materials, Warns Peter Fall
YOU don't have to pay thousands for research to tell you that, despite the clearance regimes and the new building programmes of the 60s to 80s, most of our homes are more than 50 years old - indeed a large proportion of rural homes are well over 100...
Ruling Puts Hundreds in Danger of Eviction; Alleged Property Scam Investigated: DEVASTATED Dorothy and Michael Rutter of South Shields Face the Loss of Their Home
Byline: Joanne Butcher HUNDREDS of vulnerable families in the North East are likely to lose their homes after the loss of a court battle to protect them from an alleged property scam. People from around the region are thought to have fallen victim...
Saab Push for Quality and Styling Has Paid Off
Byline: Maxine Ashford WITH bullet-like streamlining and technology oozing from every console, the Saab 9-5 is certainly the car for anyone looking for a certain amount of class in their lives. From the second you lay eyes on the 9-5 saloon,...
Scots Debutant Ansbro Playing It Cool
JOE Ansbro is focused on delivering a performance as he prepares to make history as the first black rugby player to represent Scotland today. Northampton back Ansbro will line up for his Test debut in the second EMC Autumn Test with South Africa...
Shoppers' Paradise; MANCHESTER Is the UK's Biggest Regional Shopping Destination with a Mix of Designer Stores, Independent Boutiques and High-Street Shops. LIZ LAMB Visits the City
IF I died and went to shopping heaven I'd be teetering down Manchester's King Street in beautiful Givenchy heels I'd bought from Selfridges, flaunting a coat from Vivienne Westwood and clutching dozens of Harvey Nichols carrier bags. The city is...
Showbiznews
CAREY MULLIGAN is to star in dramatic thriller Stoker alongside JODIE FOSTER, according to reports. The drama, penned by screenwriter and Prison Break actor WENTWORTH MILLER, would be the English language debut from South Korean director PARK CHAN-WOOK,...
Sizeable Challenge to Stay in Top Flight; PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW
NEIL Back accepts his Leeds Carnegie team face a "sizeable challenge" today in the quest to start climbing away from Aviva Premiership relegation danger. Leeds visit Exeter, who are already 12 points above their hosts almost a third of the way through...
Skoda Superb Lives Up to Name
Byline: Enda Mullen NOT many cars have a name that adequately sums them up, but the Skoda Superb is definitely a case in point. Not only is it a superb all-rounder, but it offers superb value for money too. At the risk of being labelled an unashamed...
Stabbed Father's Funeral Arranged
Byline: Brian Daniel THE funeral of a young Northumberland father stabbed to death outside a village shop will take place next week. Family and friends of Glen Simmons, 28, of Scotland Gate, near Ashington, will gather to say their farewells...
Stalker Left Doctor Fearing for Her Life, Court Is Told
Byline: Robert Weatherall ARESPECTED family doctor was left fearing for her life after being targeted by a deranged stalker, a court heard. Dr Susan Pinnington feared she would be killed by a patient who had become infatuated with her. Dr...
Steady Return Available for Patient Investors; ALOK DHANDA Explains Why Investors Should Avoid Following the Crowd When It Comes to Finding the Best Investment Opportunities
THOUSANDS of UK investors have been missing out on some very positive returns through being too cautious and following the crowd. This trend is nothing new. In 2000 for instance, the dotcom bubble took off, which saw people buying technology funds...
Stewart Is Happy to Take the Strain; Newcastle Vipers' New Player-Coach Danny Stewart Is Finding His Combined Role a Challenge, but One He Is Determined to Meet, Reports Matt Leslie
THEY say life is tough at the top but it is even harder at the bottom, as Newcastle Vipers boss Danny Stewart can tell you. More so when you have had to assemble a whole new squad together and let players go, wrangled with red tape to bring new...
Still Time to Cash in on Skills Training; FARMERS Who Need Training in Essential Skills Are Being Urged to Get in Now, or They May Miss out on Available Funding Because of Government Cutbacks. KAREN DENT Reports
PEOPLE working in agriculture and forestry in the North East should take advantage of the opportunity to get up to 70% off their training costs while they still can. Until February next year, funding for courses will still be available via Land-Skills...
Stl Northern League
WITH the season approaching the halfway stage, the outcome of today's fixture at Kingsley Park between Ryton and Esh Winning could well have a bearing on which division they play in next season. Ryton's off-the-field problems have been well documented...
Succession Planning Is Vital for Farm Tenants
Byline: WILLIAM GREEN ADEATH in the family is always a sad event, but it can also lead to uncertainty over the future of the family home and business if the deceased was the sole tenant under a lease. While Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 ("AHA")...
Suspicion on Latin Bid for World Cup
SUSPICIONS will remain that England's 2018 World Cup rivals Spain/Portugal have colluded with 2022 bidders Qatar against Fifa rules after Sepp Blatter admitted disciplinary action had been dropped only due to lack of evidence. FIFA's ethics committee...
Take Care When Looking to Your Loft; in the Third of His Occasional Series Looking at the Importance of Building Controls, Paul Cellini Looks at Some of the Problems of Extending into the Loft
FAMILIES wanting extra space without the extra costs of moving to a bigger home or the worry of moving away from an area they are happy in often look to converting their loft in to a habitable room or rooms. But not all homes are suitable, so before...
Talking Turkey with Economist Who Predicted Housing Crash
Byline: John Hill THE fortunes of the Western economy could hang on how much the American public shops after settling down to its Thanksgiving turkey, according to a leading international economist. Roger Martin-Fagg delivered a free lecture...
The Phoney War; at the Site of the Battle of Bannockburn They Have a Pounds 5m Visitors' Centre. at Flodden in Northumberland We've an Old Phone Box That Cost a Quid
Byline: Tony Henderson IT is one of the greatest battles in British history, the site where the English army defeated hordes of invading Scots, with thousands of soldiers dying on both sides. But the visitor centre set up by historians planning...
There's No Hiding It, Gig Is a Success; Coldplay Fans Raise Thousands for Homeless
COLDPLAY fans have helped to raise thousands of pounds for a homeless charity. The music stars became the hottest ticket on Tyneside last week when passes for a top secret charity gig by the band sold out in record time. And following a heated auction...
They're Worth Their Salt; New Gritting Fleet Unveiled
Byline: Sara Nichol THE gritting fleet intended to keep North East roads open during a harsh winter has been unveiled. Officers at the Highways Agency yesterday launched their winter maintenance programme and unveiled a 21-strong fleet of new...
This Week
HAVE realised the assumption that you don't get a telling off when other people are around is so far down the spectrum of being incorrect, you need binoculars to see it. My choo choo of thought had been a simple two-fold process, namely that no-one...
Tornado Thrills on a Whirlwind Tour of Region; Steam Train's Return Delights Rail Enthusiasts: NORTH BY NORTH WEST the Tornado Pulls out of Newcastle Yesterday on Its Way along the Tyne Valley, Where It Was Greeted by Enthusiasts
Byline: Paul Tully RAIL enthusiasts from around the North converged on the Tyne Valley yesterday as the Tornado steam train made a trip along one of the country's most scenic lines. The train launched in Darlington in 2008 returned to the region...
Tougher Days Ahead for Andy
CHRIS Hughton has warned Andy Carroll things will not always go so well for him as they have done this week as he looks to bring the striker back down to earth, writes LUKE EDWARDS. Carroll made his debut for England against France this week (pictured...
Traditional; Meets Modern
Byline: Jonathan Manning WHEN David and Julie Graham bought an older home they wanted to make so many changes it was easier to knock the property down and start again. David, 58, and Julie, 42, loved the location of the house, on the popular...
United's Samson Had Better Stay Clear of Delilah; Jonas Gutierrez Is Convinced Andy Carroll Will Continue to Go from Strength to Strength for Newcastle and England - as Long as He Does Not Cut His Hair. Bald Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Reports
ANDY Carroll is supposedly the arch-typical English centre forward bringing the traditional values of a number nine back into fashion. He is, like the comic book heroes of our childhood, big, strong and direct. A little unrefined, perhaps, but reassuringly...
Up the Intensity in Your Workout; FITNESS Expert David Fairlamb Continues His Fat Attack Programme
DAVID'S WEIGHT LOSS TIP WE ARE now into week eight of my Fat Attack circuits and I have had excellent feedback from a number of readers who feel fitter, stronger and leaner. That's great to hear. The key to gaining the most from the circuits are to...
Versatile Style
FAMILIES looking for a four-bedroom home at an affordable price should take a look at a range of house styles available with a special package at a new development in County Durham. Developers Miller Homes' have made selected properties at its The...
Village Shop Is in Line for Top Award; Firm Run by Locals on Shortlist for Top National Prize
Byline: Paul Tully THE shop that villagers wouldn't allow to die is in the running for a top prize that could take its community pride all the way to the House of Lords next March. Humshaugh Village Shop in the North Tyne Valley looked doomed to...
Wacky Day in Aid of a Great Appeal; North East Gets in the Spirit for Children in Need
PIE-eating contests, bake sales and daring plunges were on the menu yesterday as the North East did its part for the BBC's Children in Need appeal. As the amount of money raised by the campaign grew last night, fundraisers across the region could be...
Wales Are Woeful as Fiji Force Late Draw
Wales.............................................16 Fiji..................................................16 DREADFUL Wales made it six successive Tests without a win after a dire Millennium Stadium display almost saw Fiji claim a shock victory last...
Warning over Proposed Lending Regulations
THE mortgage industry is not "crying wolf" when it warns that large numbers of people will be excluded from home ownership if tough new lending rules are introduced, the head of a trade body has warned. Matthew Wyles, chairman of the Council of...
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