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 22, 2010

Abbott Angry after Bad Loss; Carlisle Only Have Themselves to Blame for Defeat
Walsall 2 Carlisle United 1 STRUGGLING Walsall picked up only their fourth league win of the campaign thanks to two superbly executed free-kicks either side of half-time against an offcolour Carlisle United side. But the Cumbrians had only themselves...
Architects Launch a Broadside at Plans; Town Centre Developments Are Criticised
Byline: Kerry Wood MAJOR developments intended to breathe new life into rundown North East towns could become a liability for the future, a report has warned. The rebuild of Gateshead town centre is one of the examples listed in a report by the...
Bent Not Guaranteed a Starting Spot
Byline: Luke Edwards AS unthinkable as it would have been just a few weeks ago, Steve Bruce is unsure whether to bring Darren Bent straight back into the team against Everton tonight. Sunderland's top goalscorer has missed the last two Black...
Big Sam Excited by Indian Takeover
Blackburn...................................... 2 Aston Villa ..................................... 0 BLACKBURN boss Sam Allardyce was delighted with the show his players put on for the club's new owners against Aston Villa - and is feeling excited...
Bud's in Bloom at Aintree
HELLO Bud was a gallant winner for the father and son team of Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies in an eventful race for the totesport.com Becher Handicap Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree. The 15-2 favourite made the bulk of the running...
Campaigners Fear Wind Farm Surge; 250 Proposals Made in the Last Five Years
Byline: Brian Daniel CAMPAIGNERS have voiced their alarm following the publication of a map of potential wind farms in the North East. Bill Short, who has opposed turbine developments in Northumberland, has spoken of his concerns at an apparent...
Care Home Change Waits on Meeting; Councillors Plan to Visit Village
Byline: Paul Tully THE planned demolition of a care home for disabled youngsters in Northumberland has been put on hold. Doubt rose over the future of Ponteland Cottage & Rural Enterprise Village after plans emerged to build 54 private homes...
Care in the Air; Great North Air Ambulance: AS Well as Reacting to Medical Emergencies across the Region in Minutes, the Great North Air Ambulance Service Sets Itself Apart from Other Emergency Services by Carrying Doctors and Crew. ROB PATTINSON Met the Charity's Medical Director to Find out Why
AN accident and emergency unit by the roadside - that's how Great North Air Ambulance medical director Dr Dave Bramley sees the service he is proud to work for. And he should know. By day the 35-year-old is a consultant in emergency medicine at...
Car Parts Supplier Is Hoping to Take over Its Rivals
Byline: Christopher Knox ACAR parts supplier that went up in smoke two years ago is now looking to achieve a turnover of pounds 5m and is currently looking to acquire a number of its rivals. Cramlington-based Randstad has bounced back after seeing...
Celebrating the Positive Role Models
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN TODAY is the first day of the first Disability History Month. Richard Rieser launched the idea as an opportunity to celebrate the contribution to society and economy that people with disabilities have made. It is often in...
Complacency Has to Be Stamped Out
Byline: Luke Edwards Bolton Wanderers 5 Newcastle United 1 THERE was a whiff of complacency in Newcastle United's performance at Bolton Wanderers and Chris Hughton will do well to remove that nasty smell from his dressing room as quickly as possible....
Cooper: Gillespie's Showing Promise; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER DIVISION
Wrexham ......................................... 2 Darlington ....................................... 1 DARLINGTON manager Mark Cooper was pleased with the debut of former Newcastle midfielder Keith Gillespie at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday,...
Dairymen Warned over Mastitis
DAIRYMEN have been warned to step up the battle to control mastitis in cattle by focusing on routine milking cluster disinfection to reduce bacterial cross infection between cows. Hygiene is key according to the first-ever National Cluster Hygiene...
David Wells
Byline: David Wells After the full Moon in your money chart are you feeling a little wary of what lies ahead? An expensive time Aries but need it be? Surely the lesson of the Moon was to show you the true value of family? Not measured by money....
Deaths
BOND (Whickham). Peacefully at Scarborough Court Nursing Home, Cramlington on 20th October 2010, aged 94 years, Joan, dearly beloved wife of the late Charles, dearly loved mum of Chris and the late Mick, dear mother in law of Susan and Karin, dearest...
Dee May Shine Again over Fences
Byline: Saraband ON a relatively lowkey Monday there could be a potential star on show as Dee Ee Williams lines up at Kempton. The seven-year-old is having a second crack over fences this term after failing to really take to the discipline in...
Defeat Has Never Felt So Bad - Jon[beta]s
Byline: Luke Edwards JONAS Gutirrez had forgotten how low you can feel as a Newcastle United player when things go badly as he promised the club's supporters the players would make amends for their shocking 5-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers. United...
Derby Wounds Hurt but Bruce's Project Remains on Track; Steve Bruce Was Strong Enough to Survive a Derby Disaster. Others Would Not Have Been So Lucky. Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards Looks at the Farcical World of Football Management
Byline: Luke Edwards YOU have to develop a thick skin in football management if you are going to survive in it, let alone prosper, but even someone with the hide of a rhinoceros like Steve Bruce can be sliced and cut if the criticism is sharp enough....
England Composure Delights Johnson
MARTIN Johnson tackled the reality of top-flight rugby after his England side had made hard work of defeating Samoa at Twickenham. After the brilliance against Australia the week before England had to come back from 8-6 down to grind out a 26-13...
Europe's the Aim Now for Black Cats
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS STEVE Bruce has admitted for the first time that Europe is a realistic objective this season as Sunderland continue to defy their manager's cautious assessment of their potential, writes LUKE E DWARDS. Bruce has always been...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Durham City..................................... 4 Ossett Albion.................................... 2 HE'S not one for computers, but Lee Collings knows his Durham City youngsters will have logged straight onto the net after Saturday's 4-2 Evo Stik...
Flawless Murray Delighted with His Perfect Start over Soderling; Tennis
ANDY Murray hailed a perfect start to his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals campaign after beating Robin Soderling 6-2 6-4 in the opening singles match at London's O2 Arena. The 23-year-old played a near flawless first set, marked by 14 winners and...
Franks' Convincing Win for Harriers; ATHLETICS
GATESHEAD Harrier Conrad Franks was a convincing winner of yesterday's second Newcastle Town Moor Marathon. In the wet conditions, Gareth Wilson of North York Moors led the field of 150 runners after the first five miles (30:53), but was joined...
Give Councils Tax Powers, Pickles Urged; Institute's Call Supported by Tyne Leader
Byline: Coreena Ford RADICAL proposals for councils to raise half their funds at local level will be unveiled today in a new report. Leading think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research North, will argue that the levels of localism proposed...
Handmade Ethos Lands Prestigious Contracts
A SMALL Teesside company specialising in "handmade in the UK" home accessories is celebrating after securing orders with two iconic British brands. Eaglescliffe-based Pins and Ribbons Ltd has signed up to produce exclusive products for upmarket...
Hughes Tipping Old Side for Title
Fulham .......................................... Manchester City ............................ MARK HUGHES has tipped old club Manchester City to be title contenders if they learn to be more attack-minded on home soil. Amid claims of negativity...
Hughton Wants a Level of Consistency
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS CHRIS Hughton will try to ensure Newcastle United do not suffer any lasting damage from their thrashing by Bolton Wanderers as he once again looked to ensure everyone retains a sense of perspective on Tyneside, writes LUKE EDWARDS....
Immigration Move May Smooth Teesside Deal
Byline: Christopher Knox THE Government could further aid the rescue of Teesside Cast Products plant in Redcar by easing its plans for a strict cap on immigration. Reports suggest Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce an annual limit...
In Memoriam
BLACKBURN (Walker). To our mam Jessie (formerly Robson). You never said I'm leaving. You never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. If love could've saved you, you never would've died. Your sons John, Thomas, Peter,...
International Round-Up
MATCH-WINNER Dan Parks was thrilled with Scotland's response to their humbling by New Zealand as Andy Robinson's team defeated South Africa. Parks kicked six penalties and a drop goal as Scotland recovered from a 49-3 loss to the All Blacks with...
Ireland Confirms Wish for Bail Out
THE Irish government last night confirmed it will seek a bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund and Europe. After an emergency Cabinet meeting lasting several hours in Dublin and talks with EU states, ministers signed off on plans for...
It's Good for the Heart to Wade in Icy Mud; Charity Will Gain from 811 Hardy Souls
Byline: Richard Fletcher WADING through thick mud and slowly crawling through dark, dank, flooded tunnels might not be everyone's idea of Sunday morning fun. These dedicated contestants howeveSr, just couldn't wait to get their hands dirty. ...
Lack of Goals Sees Gateshead Struggle; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER DIVISION
Gateshead .......................................1 Forest Green ...................................1 THE conundrum for Gateshead is that while they have undoubtedly become harder to beat they are finding wins increasingly difficult to come by, writes...
Lettings Newcomers Branch out into Sales
Byline: John Hill NEWCASTLE letting agency Fabulets has branched out into property sales to offer an extra option to its roster of landlords. Fabusales was launched to cater for clients who wish to buy or sell rather than let. Vicki Hood set...
Lorries Are Putting Our Safety at Risk; Call for Heavy Goods Vehicles to Be Restricted
Byline: Brian Daniel FAMILIES are calling for urgent action to stop heavy goods vehicles using their Northumberland village as a trunk road. Residents in Hebron, near Morpeth, say they feel their safety is being put in danger and believe a weight...
Maurice Wins by a Whisker; Lord of Misrule Will Take over the Fun at Hall
Byline: Tony Henderson IT was a case of having to measure up quickly for Judith Cashman as she tackled the first task in her new job. Judith, the new property manager at the National Trust's Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, ran the rule...
Mine Survivor Tells of His Blast Escape; Drillers Hoping for an Overnight Breakthrough
Byline: Nell Stone THE explosion that left 29 miners missing in New Zealand was a series of bangs that pelted debris and made it a struggle to breathe, said a coal cutter who lost consciousness but eventually walked out of the tunnel with minor...
Mowbray Is Struggling to Find the Right Chemistry; Middlesbrough 0 Millwall 1
M IDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray admits he faces a tricky balancing act as the basement battle comes to the boil. Mowbray's disjointed side slithered back into the Championship relegation zone after a dismal 1-0 Riverside defeat to Millwall and...
New Way to Treat Cancer; North Medics Hail Research into Disease
Byline: Tom Mullen NORTH East medics have hailed a new revolutionary approach to treating a form of cancer. Follicular lymphoma (FL) affects some 15,000 people across the country and is often fatal. But scientists have found that treating...
Northern Alliance
ONLY one of four second round ties in the Kicks Leisure Challenge Cup was able to go ahead and Premier Division leaders Alnwick Town didn't find it plain sailing in clinching a fortunate 4-3 verdict away to Murton who are at the opposite end of the...
Perfect Jim Fixes It for Falcons Victory
Byline: Mark Smith Newcastle Falcons 12 Gloucester 6 FLY-HALF Jimmy Gopperth kicked a perfect four from four at a rain-soaked Kingston Park yesterday, as Newcastle Falcons considerably eased their relegation worries. A scrappy game in atrocious...
Pool Players Protest in Vain as Penalty Settles Matters Late On
Colchester United ................................. Hartlepool United ................................. MICK Wadsworth admits his Hartlepool United players can be "too nice" at times. So perhaps it's a sign of how furious they were come 5pm on Saturday...
Poulter Is Looking to Climb Rankings
IAN Poulter has his sights set on climbing further up the world rankings after his UBS Hong Kong Open victory, but stopped short of staking his claim for the number one spot. The 34-year-old shot a threeunder-par 67 in the final round to finish...
Recycling Helps Pay Rescue Bills; Great North Air Ambulance: FROM Humble Beginnings the GNAAS Trading Company Has Been Transformed into an Award-Winning Business. FAYE McBRIDE Reports
Byline: FAYE McBRIDE THEY say one man's trash is another man's treasure. That's certainly true of Steve Walton, who has shaped a business out of unwanted goods. From the mountains of discarded clothing, mobile phones and printer cartridges that...
Regional Review
WESTOE did their promotion prospects no harm at all on Saturday, as they defeated second-placed Fylde in National Two North, writes MARK SMITH. The high-flying Lancastrians were sent away empty-handed courtesy of a 23-5 home win at a rain-soaked...
Saving Vital Time and Precious Life; WHEN Disaster Strikes, the Air Ambulance Is a Lifesaver, Reports ROB PATTINSON
Byline: ROB PATTINSON CRASH survivor Raymond Curry grabbed headlines across the world after he was rescued by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). The 20-year-old was airlifted to hospital still impaled on a 6ft wooden fence pole after...
Saying Farewell to Tyne; Crowds Flock to Ark Royal's Final Visit
Byline: Richard Fletcher CROWDS flocked to the Tyne to board a regional icon for the last time. Thousands of North East families and well-wishers from even further afield queued for hours, just for the honour of stepping on the deck of the HMS...
Scottish Cup Third Round
Cove Rangers ................................... 0 Berwick Rangers .............................. 3 BERWICK Rangers boss Jimmy Crease had nothing but praise for his troops after they disposed of Highland League Cove Rangers to progress to the fourth...
Secret Cuts Will Hit Police, Say Labour; Staffing Freeze Feared at the Region's Forces
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE number of police on North East streets will effectively shrink as spending cuts bring about a recruitment freeze, it has been claimed. Labour have warned of secret staffing cuts as our region's forces find themselves...
Skateboarders Hopeful for Big Lottery Fund Help
Byline: Joe Thomas A PUBLIC vote could fill the pounds 50,000 gap that would give Northumberland youngsters a much-wanted skateboard park in one of the region's most exclusive neighbourhoods. The Pont Skate Park project at Ponteland currently has...
Snow Must Go on as Dallas Star Lords It over New Empire; BARBARA HODGSON Meets Dallas Star Ken Kercheval, Who's Swapping LA's Heat for a White Christmas in Sunderland
ILOVED Dallas as a child. The blockbuster American series about the wheelin' and dealin' Ewing oil family was staple viewing for us - and millions of others. With just three channels to pick from pre-1982, the TV-deprived British public were avid...
Solar Firm Gets a New Window on the World
Byline: Christopher Knox A COMPANY that makes anti-glare windows for ships has seen its sales rise 20% over the last year and is now looking to break through its pounds 2m target after building up a long list of orders. South Shields-based Solar...
Spending Review Will Benefit Some
Byline: SHARE WATCH AMONTH ago Chancellor George Osborne announced the Comprehensive Spending Review in order to reduce public spending by pounds 81bn. Budgets are to be slashed by up to 40% across Government departments and it is estimated that...
Stl Northern League Round-Up
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT CONSETT were a happy squad on Saturday night. Not only did they defeat fourth-top Shildon but their nearest rivals in the championship race, Spennymoor Town and Newcastle Benfield, both lost, writes MALCOLM PRATT. Shildon...
Swann Eyes an Early Present; Spinner Excited as Ashes Campaign Set to Start
CHRISTMAS will be coming a month early - but barely soon enough - for Graeme Swann when England finally begin their Ashes campaign at the Gabba. The world's number one spin bowler has been ticking off the days until this Thursday, ever since he...
Take a Walk on SPOT the Trend the Wild Side; SPOT the Trend for Big Cat-Inspired Fashion This Season. LIZ LAMB Goes Wild for Animal Prints
Byline: LIZ LAMB IF minimalism leaves you cold, go on the prowl for this season's hottest print: leopard. But you can banish visions of barmaid Bet Lynch, because this statement skin is spot on for winter. Though the micro trend didn't have a...
Tenants Are Facing Up to Tough Rent Negotiations
Byline: Iain Laing THOUSANDS of farmers across Yorkshire and the North East are bracing themselves for tough rent negotiations this coming spring and autumn, after a year of rises in commodity prices. The National Farmers' Union says its members...
Tennent's Shows the Way Forward
Byline: RICHARD ASQUITH DRINKS firm Tennent's is opening Scotland's first "pub academy" to train staff in the hospitality industry. The pounds 1m training facility includes a working bar, beer cellar and kitchen and will offer courses on skills...
Textbooks Preach Violence and Hate; Forty British Schools Use Saudi Books
Byline: Ella Pickover ATEXT book taught in some weekend schools in the United Kingdom asks children to list the "reprehensible" qualities of the Jews, an investigation discovered. Around 5,000 Muslim school children are taught from text books...
The Importance of Giving; Great North Air Ambulance: Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham
STEEPED in history and cloaked in secrecy, the Freemasons is a society that has been around for almost 300 years. With a worldwide membership of around six million, Freemasonry exists in various forms, yet very little is still really known about...
The Questionnaire
What car do you drive? Land Rover Discovery 4. What's your favourite restaurant? Wensleydale Heifer, North Yorkshire. Who or what makes you laugh? 30 Rock, Seinfeld and Peter Kay. What's your favourite book? Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani....
The Smile That Says Thank You; Great North Air Ambulance
TO look at his smiling face it's hard to imagine Chris Jefferson escaped death by just seconds. Medics believe without the help of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) the youngster would have died after he was crushed under a falling quarter-tonne...
The Unkindest Cut; Consultants' Report Reveals Durham's Bid to Be UK City of Culture Scored Better Than Other Cities - Yet, Bafflingly, It Failed to Make the Shortlist
Byline: Adrian Pearson DURHAM'S failed City of Culture attempt was the only bid not to be shortlisted despite a recommendation by regeneration experts. Judges could have let the city join a shortlist containing four other cities, but instead...
Threadbare Squad Claim 'Big Win' FA TROPHY
Blyth Spartans ...................................... 1 Stafford Rangers ................................... 0 SO thin on the ground are Blyth Spartans just now, Mick Tait joked he might play tomorrow night, writes STEVE BROWN. The Croft Park club's...
Tiny Rockers Earning a Taste of Fame
Byline: TOM GUTTERIDGE MUDDY Stardust doesn't look like a traditional music teacher. With his wild hair and enormous sunglasses, he towers over his tiny charges, who listen rapt as he regales them with stories of wild times and roadies. These...
Uncertainty over Pace of De la Rue Recovery
Byline: Iain Laing THE latest instalment of the problems facing banknote printer De La Rue will be among the most interesting corporate news this week. The firm, which has 180 staff at its biggest plant in Gateshead, has already warned of a hefty...
Vipers Caught Cold at Start; Panthers Pounce to Complete a Weekend of Woe
THE Vipers paid dearly for being caught cold at the start of the third period. In under a minute the puck was bypassing netminder Charlie Effinger and hitting the back of the net twice, giving the Panthers a 3-1 lead and setting the Vipers on course...
We All Play a Part in Saving Lives; Great North Air Ambulance: In Association with Durham Freemasons
Byline: GRAHAME PICKERING DEAR reader, thank you for taking the time to look at this supplement, which has been produced to highlight the work we do here at the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). In short, we save lives, and ease pain...
Wearside League
ANNFIELD Plain went close to halting Ryhope CW's championship challenge but a late, late goal earned the Wearsiders three crucial points. Chris Trewick headed the visitors in front after just five minutes but shortly afterwards, Arron Robertson...
Weather Fails to Dampen Festive Spirits; Stars Push the Button to Start Celebrations
Byline: Tom Mullen THE festive countdown began in earnest yesterday as Christmas lights across the North East flickered into life. Crowds gathered to witness dazzling switch-ons in Northumberland, Durham and Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle....
WIN a Pounds 17,500 MBA Scholarship
The Journal has teamed up with the CBI to offer one reader a scholarship for the Newcastle University Business School Executive MBA programme, worth pounds 17,500. The two-year part-time MBA begins in February 2011 and is taught during six evenly spaced...
Would-Be MP Bides His Time for Re-Run; ASPIRING Politician, Radio Personality and Public Relations Firm Boss Graham Robb Has Battled Peter Mandelson for a Parliamentary Seat and Dined with David Cameron. PETER McCUSKER Finds How He Has Balanced Work and Politics
Byline: PETER McCUSKER WHEN Graham Robb told his mother Sylvia he wanted to be a radio DJ she told him to change his name, adding: "I'm not having it". Within a few weeks Robb had enrolled on a audio-visual technology course at a Middlesbrough...
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