The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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

Articles from January 17, 2007

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1,000 Jobs Go at Greeting Card
Around 1,000 jobs were axed when only part of the struggling Greeting Card Group was saved from administration. The Peterborough-based firm was bought by its management led by new chairman Alan Fort two weeks after going into administration. ...
Andrew Miller Column
Byline: By Andrew Miller The Bank of England caught financial markets unawares last week when it raised interest rates to 5.25%. The move was widely expected, but most pundits had their money on February. A widely touted theory is that the Consumer...
A Record Year for a Leading Law Firm
Byline: By Iain Laing LAW firm Ward Hadaway chalked up a record year in 2006, advising on almost half a billion pounds' worth of deals. The Newcastle firm saw a 51% rise in the total value of deals it worked on, racking up pounds 484m worth of...
Award Helped Lomax to Grow Market
Byline: By James Barton With three days to enter the North-East Business Awards, James Barton spoke to a 2004 winner about its progress since. A training company has found the two years since winning the Small Business prize at the North-East...
Award Helped Lomax to Grow Market; NORTH-EAST BUSINESS AWARDS 2006 with Three Days to Enter the North-East Business Awards, James Barton Spoke to a 2004 Winner about Its Progress Since
Byline: James Barton A TRAINING company has found the two years since winning the Small Business prize at the North-East Business Awards highly lucrative - adding more than pounds 400,000 to its annual sales. Since picking up the trophy at the...
Big Winners in New Gambling Bill Will Be Leisure Property Developers
Byline: By Tim Evans LEISURE property developers in the North-East could be the major beneficiaries of the new Gambling Bill, whether or not they get permission to build super casinos. For there is a growing feeling that regeneration will be...
Biscuits and Pizza Boost Trade
NORTHERN Foods has said businesses kept on board after a pounds 200m disposal programme had performed in line with hopes over Christmas. The group, which employs 900 staff at the former Cavaghan & Gray ready meal factory in Carlisle, is focused...
Booming Business Set for Downturn
Byline: By Nigel Stirling MANUFACTURING is heading for a downturn in 2007 despite a poll of regional businesses indicating the sector is at its most buoyant for nearly six years, says a manufacturers' organisation. The North-East Chamber of Commerce's...
Burberry Boost
Demand for luxury branded handbags and accessories helped lift Burberry's sales growth into double digits, the group said yesterday. The retailer, famous for its hallmark plaid fabric, reported retail sales ( accounting for 70% of its total revenue...
Business Diary
This is a free service. Send brief details to The Journal, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED. Tel: (0191) 201-6290; email: iain.laing@ncjmedia.co.uk or fax (0191) 261-8869. Entries must reach us by Friday before publication. 23 ( Employment law &...
Call to Get Up to Date with Defra Paperwork
Byline: By Anna LognonnA FARMERS are this week being urged to get up to date with their paperwork as a number of Defra forms need completing. The deadline for the Hill Farm Allowance application is this Friday and 2006 Entitlements statements...
Can You Picture This Big Project?
Byline: By Sam Wonfor Cameras and culture enthusiasts at the ready ... we are looking to put your photographs in the picture. Sam Wonfor explains how we want you to capture culture. February marks the second birthday of our popular monthly Culture...
Can You Picture This Big Project? Cameras and Culture Enthusiasts at the Ready ... We Are Looking to Put Your Photographs in the Picture. Sam Wonfor Explains How We Want You to Capture Culture
Byline: Sam Wonfor FEBRUARY marks the second birthday of our popular monthly Culture magazine... so we decided to give it a present to mark the occasion. We're introducing a new page into the magazine, and we need the help of budding (or indeed...
Cooper Leads Ali Tributes
Boxing: As his old friend and former foe Muhammad Ali celebrates his 65th birthday today, Sir Henry Cooper insists he feels no bitterness about his controversial defeats by the man known as 'The Greatest'. Cooper, Britain's all-time favourite heavyweight...
County's Future in the Balance
Byline: By Dave Black Ministers are set to decide within the next two months whether to press ahead with a radical reform of local government in Northumberland in the face of fierce inter-council conflict. The Government is expected to announce...
County's Future in the Balance; Decision on Reform Will Be Known in March
Byline: By Dave Black MINISTERS are set to decide within the next two months whether to press ahead with a radical reform of local government in Northumberland in the face of fierce inter-council conflict. The Government is expected to announce...
Couple Talk of Finding Burning Body
A YOUNG couple last night described the horror of coming across the burning body of a woman as they enjoyed a drive in the country. Robert Graham, 24, of Acomb, York and his fiancee, Sarah Taylor, 23, were visiting the region and driving along the...
Cricket: England Win Spoiled by Vaughan Setback
ENGLAND broke their Australian tour duck - but it may have come at a price with captain Michael Vaughan sweating on his future participation in the Commonwealth Bank Series. The 32-year-old tweaked his left hamstring in the field, had to finish...
Cricket: Golf Expert Leads Ashes Inquest
Byline: By Ben Rumsby GOLF administrator Ken Schofield has the right credentials to spearhead England's Ashes post-mortem, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier has insisted. The 60-year-old former executive director of...
Ditching the Nine to Five Culture
Byline: By Ross Smith A leading business organisation is showing North-East firms the way in ditching the region's nine to five office culture. The Federation of Small Businesses has scrapped a physical building in Newcastle in favour of its...
Doctors Had No Hint of Killings to Come
Byline: By Paul James Relatives of two men killed by a paranoid schizophrenic demanded last night that health chiefs make major changes to prevent other dangerous patients from killing. Their call came as an inquiry found there had been no indications...
Doctors Had No Hint of Killings to Come; Families of Danger Patient's Victims Demand Action
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter RELATIVES of two men killed by a paranoid schizophrenic demanded last night that health chiefs make major changes to prevent other dangerous patients from killing. Their call came as an inquiry found there...
'Don't Make Town Sleazy' Council to Discuss Bid for Lap Dance Club
Byline: By Neil McKay A COUNCIL boss is to appeal to his colleagues not to make his town "sleazy" when he speaks out against a controversial lap-dancing club tomorrow. The meeting of Derwentside District Council's licensing committee to consider...
Dyer's No 'Sicknote' Anymore
Byline: By Luke Edwards Kieron Dyer's form is already good enough to take him back into the England squad, but Nigel Pearson believes the Newcastle midfielder is more concerned with ridding himself of his "sicknote" tag. Dyer is expected to be...
Edwards: Cats Are Talk of Trinidad
Byline: By Paul Gilder Carlos Edwards last night insisted Sunderland are the talk of Trinidad after revealing that the club's Caribbean connections have seen the Black Cats challenge the traditional order of footballing fandom in his captivated...
England Win Spoiled by Vaughan Setback
England broke their Australian tour duck ( but it may have come at a price with captain Michael Vaughan sweating on his future participation in the Commonwealth Bank Series. The 32-year-old tweaked his left hamstring in the field, had to finish...
Family Tree
In our regular series looking at the management structure of North-East businesses, we this week focus on Newcastle-based resource efficiency specialist Midas, which was launched this year by regional development agency One NorthEast to help businesses...
Family Tree: Midas
IN our regular series looking at the management structure of North-East businesses, we this week focus on Newcastle-based resource efficiency specialist Midas, which was launched this year by regional development agency One NorthEast to help businesses...
Firefighters' Threat over False Alarms
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter Fire chiefs last night threatened to stop responding to alarms set off at hospitals after false call-outs to wards cost them pounds 1.1m in the past year. The warning came in the wake of a rise in false alarms...
Firefighters' Threat over False Alarms; Pounds 18m Wasted on Needless Call-Outs
Byline: By Paul James Chief Reporter FIRE chiefs last night threatened to stop responding to alarms set off at hospitals after false call-outs to wards cost them pounds 1.1m in the past year. The warning came in the wake of a rise in false alarms...
Flood Risk Is New Planning Concern
Byline: By Helen Wilson Climate change is predicted to bring milder, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in the UK while sea levels will continue to rise. It is believed these factors will lead to increased and new risks of flooding, potentially...
Football: Dyer's No 'Sicknote' Anymore
Byline: By Luke Edwards KIERON Dyer's form is already good enough to take him back into the England squad, but Nigel Pearson believes the Newcastle midfielder is more concerned with ridding himself of his "sicknote" tag. Dyer is expected to be...
Football: Edwards: Cats Are Talk of Trinidad
Byline: By Paul Gilder CARLOS Edwards last night insisted Sunderland are the talk of Trinidad after revealing that the club's Caribbean connections have seen the Black Cats challenge the traditional order of footballing fandom in his captivated...
Football: Hard Work Just Starting - Butt; Nicky Butt Knows a Thing or Two about Success at a Young Age but, as He Told Luke Edwards, He's Still Very Much Young at Heart Himself - Even at 31
Byline: Luke Edwards WITH a look of smug self-satisfaction, Alan Hansen leaned back in his chair in the BBC's Match of the Day studio and, with a short, sharp sentence, dismissed Manchester United's title chances. The year was 1995. The Red Devils,...
Football: Keep Cup Cool Stars Warned; No Room for Complacency Tells Pearson
Byline: Paul Gilder NEWCASTLE'S triumphant young players have been warned there can be no room for complacency at St James's Park this evening if United are to embark on an 'exciting journey' into the later stages of the FA Cup. Glenn Roeder's...
Football: New Boy Scores for Quakers as Horwood Sees Red
Bury 1 Darlington 1 DARLINGTON'S new signing Tommy Wright came up trumps on his debut with a late equaliser to give Quakers a point at Gigg Lane last night, writes RAY SIMPSON. Wright was signed in the morning on a month's loan from Barnsley...
Football: That's Too Much Entertainment!
Byline: Stuart Rayner Middlesbrough 4 Hull City 3 SOMETIMES you should be careful what you wish for. Gareth Southgate has told his players to be attack more, but after watching them taken to the brink of extra-time after leading 3-0, he would...
Football: Time for a Pilgrim's Progress?
Byline: Paul Gilder SUNDERLAND target Tony Capaldi will be allowed to leave Plymouth should a reasonable bid be made as the race for the Northern Ireland international's signature gathers pace. But Argyle boss Ian Holloway remains determined...
Golf Expert Leads Ashes Inquest
Byline: By Ben Rumsby Golf administrator Ken Schofield has the right credentials to spearhead England's Ashes post-mortem, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier has insisted. The 60-year-old former executive director of...
Hard Work Just Starting ( Butt
Byline: By Luke Edwards Nicky Butt knows a thing or two about success at a young age but, as he told Luke Edwards, he's still very much young at heart himself ( even at 31. With a look of smug self-satisfaction, Alan Hansen leaned back in his...
Help for Parents
Special courses, workshops and mentoring sessions for parents are on offer throughout this year in Northumberland. The support offered by Parenting Initiatives is available to any Northumberland resident who's a parent or a carer of a child. ...
He's Not Going Yet
Tony Blair has given his strongest indication yet he intends to remain Prime Minister until the summer, telling a Downing Street Press conference he expects still to be in place at the end of June. Mr Blair has so far said only that he will quit...
High-Flying Flag Firm Is Set to Fold
Byline: By Graeme King A Northumberland company that has flown the flag for North-East manufacturing has collapsed due to tough foreign competition. FlagsUK.com, formerly known as Sports and Corporate Flags, has been run by Geoff Walker and his...
Home and Abroad
Dogged by disaster A PET dog is believed to have started a blaze which badly damaged its owner's home. Fire officials suspect the dog jumped up at the cooker and accidentally turned on one of the cooker rings, igniting items placed on it. The owner...
Horse Racing: Invasor Is 'The World's Best Horse'
Byline: By Tom Peacock INVASOR just pipped Bernardini and Discreet Cat for the title of the best horse on the planet after the unveiling of the World Thoroughbred Rankings. The Uruguayan-bred horse, now trained in the USA by Kiaran McLaughlin,...
Horse Racing: O'Neill Pushes for Glory at Newbury; RACING in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband JONJO O'Neill has a smart sort on his hands in the shape of Don't Push It and he can confirm the impression he has already made in the Pheasant Inn Novices' Chase at Newbury today. He has already been successful in a bumper...
In My View
Byline: david taylor-gooby "Most councillors would accept that there are problems with a two-tier system JUST as people thought they had seen off the regional assembly, local government reform is in the air again. As readers will know, there...
In My View
Byline: By David Taylor-Goody Just as people thought they had seen off the regional assembly, local government reform is in the air again. As readers will know, there are proposals for unitary authorities in County Durham and Northumberland, with...
Inspection at Liverpool
The pounds 450m takeover of Liverpool remains on course but is not expected to be completed until the end of the month or even early February. The inspection of the club's accounts by the potential new owners Dubai International Capital (DIC) is continuing...
Invasor Is 'The World's Best Horse'
Byline: By Tom Peacock Invasor just pipped Bernardini and Discreet Cat for the title of the best horse on the planet after the unveiling of the World Thoroughbred Rankings. The Uruguayan-bred horse, now trained in the USA by Kiaran McLaughlin,...
Isis Grows Sales despite Cutbacks
Byline: By James Barton A publishing company is seeing its way to another year of sales growth despite operating in a declining market. Whitley Bay-based Isis Publishing, which specialises in audio and large print books for the visually impaired,...
January
23 - Employment law & Health and Safety Seminar organised by Peninsula Business Services designed for directors/owner-managers/proprietors and senior managers. This seminar will cover the issues that businesses face in dealing with the ever-increasing...
John's Family Tradition
Bosses at Darlington's Lingfield Point made a very special presentation to one of the business park's longest-serving employees. John Grindley, who is the third generation of his family to work at Lingfield Point, recently celebrated 25 years' service....
Just Give Me a Little Bit of Blue Sky Here
Byline: By Ross Smith The Conservatives last year appointed a senior frontbencher to revive their fortunes in the North. Ross Smith reports on his progress so far. Maybe David Cameron thought Alan Duncan's day job was too easy. After all,...
Just Give Me a Little Bit of Blue Sky Here; Tories Fighting to Regain a Foothold in Tyneside
Byline: Ross Smith MAYBE David Cameron thought Alan Duncan's day job was too easy. After all, the Conservatives have traditionally been considered the party of big business, so it could be argued that being trade and industry spokesman is one...
Just Give Me a Little Bit of Blue Sky Here; Tories Fighting to Regain a Foothold in Tyneside the Conservatives Last Year Appointed a Senior Frontbencher to Revive Their Fortunes in the North. Ross Smith Reports on His Progress So Far
Byline: Ross Smith MAYBE David Cameron thought Alan Duncan's day job was too easy. After all, the Conservatives have traditionally been considered the party of big business, so it could be argued that being trade and industry spokesman is one...
Keep Cup Cool Stars Warned
Byline: By Paul Gilder No room for complacency tells Pearson NEWCASTLE'S triumphant young players have been warned there can be no room for complacency at St James's Park this evening if United are to embark on an 'exciting journey' into the...
Key Report Highlights Need for New Offices
Byline: By Nigel Stirling NEWCASTLE will need a minimum of 620,000sqft of new office space to meet anticipated demand from tenants between now and 2015, according to new research. This requirement could be as high as 1.54m sqft if the city grows...
Lawn Tennis: Murray's Rivals Feel the Heat
ANDY Murray admits he prospered from some luck after escaping the intense heat which meant play had to be suspended on the outside courts at the Australian Open. Murray sailed through the first round at Melbourne Park, taking just over an hour to...
Letter: Voce of the North - Indecision on Home Condition Reports
Byline: MICHAEL DIXON NIGEL Emmerson, the property law specialist in Dickinson Dees, is quite right to state that the home condition report, recently dropped as a compulsory requirement within the proposed home information pack, "remains on the...
Letter: Voce of the North - Special Needs Children Second Class Citizens
Byline: LOUISE BELL I AM a parent of two boys aged 13 and nine who both have special educational needs and have both been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. They must both attend a mainstream school. According to our Government Green...
Local Protest Saves School
Byline: Daniel Thomson A VICTORIAN school about to be bulldozed by its new owners was last night saved from demolition at the eleventh hour. Hundreds of outraged campaigners have been fighting to preserve the 1850s property and adjacent cottages...
Lotto Grant Right Up Their Street
Byline: Tony Henderson A LOTTERY grant of pounds 16,000 was awarded yesterday - to investigate the history of a street. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant has gone to the Chester-le-Street Heritage Group's project based on Front Street. The project...
Mainstream a Leader in Niche Tanker Service
Byline: By Iain Laing AN engineering company has won backing for a new way of cleaning out dirty road tankers, which it hopes will double its turnover. Mainstream Engineering of Middlesbrough has seen its sales drop back from pounds 2.5m to pounds...
Man and Dog Rescued
A man was rescued from his bedroom and taken to hospital following a fire at his home. The blaze broke out in the kitchen of a detached house in Orkney Drive, Ryhope, Sunderland, just after 2am yesterday. [Tues] A collie dog was also rescued....
Marts
Border Week ending January 12 Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to the week ending January 12 marketed 207 prime cattle and 17 cows and 2,854 prime sheep and 203 ewes. Trade for both cattle and sheep suffered from the January blues with the exception...
Masterpieces Set to Fetch a Million
Byline: By Tony Henderson Hundreds of items from the collection of a North-East-born art expert are set to fetch around pounds 1m at auction. Christopher Wood is selling 300 lots of Victorian drawings, paintings, and decorative arts objects at...
Masterpieces Set to Fetch a Million; Antiques Roadshow Expert Sells Collection
Byline: By Tony Henderson HUNDREDS of items from the collection of a North-East-born art expert are set to fetch around pounds 1m at auction. Christopher Wood is selling 300 lots of Victorian drawings, paintings, and decorative arts objects at...
Ministers Given Advice on TB Testing
A report setting out the TB Advisory Group's advice to Defra ministers and the Chief Veterinary Officer on the practical delivery and impacts of pre-movement testing was published by Defra yesterday. The group, chaired by Peter Jinman, has made...
Murray's Rivals Feel the Heat
Andy Murray admits he prospered from some luck after escaping the intense heat which meant play had to be suspended on the outside courts at the Australian Open. Murray sailed through the first round at Melbourne Park, taking just over an hour to...
New Boy Scores for Quakers as Horwood Sees Red
Byline: By Ray Simpson Darlington's new signing Tommy Wright came up trumps on his debut with a late equaliser to give Quakers a point at Gigg Lane last night, writes Ray Simpson. Wright was signed in the morning on a month's loan from Barnsley...
O'Neill Pushes for Glory at Newbury
Jonjo O'Neill has a smart sort on his hands in the shape of Don't Push It and he can confirm the impression he has already made in the Pheasant Inn Novices' Chase at Newbury today. He has already been successful in a bumper and a hurdle event but...
Paintings Mine a Rich Seam of Magic
Just as Arles in the south of France has Vincent Van Gogh, the old Durham coalfield has Tom McGuinness. You can laugh. But just a glimpse at the paintings of the old pitman artist should be enough to convince you that he was something special. ...
Paintings Mine a Rich Seam of Magic; Can You Picture This Big Project?
JUST as Arles in the south of France has Vincent Van Gogh, the old Durham coalfield has Tom McGuinness. You can laugh. But just a glimpse at the paintings of the old pitman artist should be enough to convince you that he was something special. ...
Porridge Record Bid Highlights Message
TERRITORIAL Army chefs hoped to fight their way into the record books yesterday - by rustling up the world's largest bowl of porridge. The cooks were drafted in by the National Farmers' Union and the Home Grown Cereals Authority to transform 20kgs...
Pounds 25m Puts Motor Firm on the Road to Growth
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby THE motor company formed by former Reg Vardy executives has raised a pounds 25m war chest from a Stock Market flotation. Newcastle-based Vertu Motors, which was launched in November, has become the North-East's newest...
Premium Lines Keep Tesco Checkouts Busy
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby BOOMING sales of organic and luxury products ensured supermarket Tesco celebrated another record Christmas trading season. Like-for-like sales were up 5.9% in December and the first week of January as Tesco maintained...
Quay Site to Host North's Biggest Art Fair
ARTISTS and galleries across the North will vie for the attention of around 6,000 buyers at a massive trade fair on Tyneside this year. The NewcastleGateshead Art Fair in May is destined to be the North's biggest commercial selling exhibition of...
Real Swipe at Beckham
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has launched another bitter attack on David Beckham, claiming the former England captain will be "an average cinema actor living in Hollywood". Any hopes of an amicable agreement between Beckham and Real over the...
Rocket Expresses Gratitude to Fans
Ronnie O'Sullivan expressed his gratitude to his supporters after returning to his ruthless best at the SAGA Insurance Masters at Wembley Arena yesterday, although he refused to speak to the media following his 6-1 victory over Ali Carter. The 'Rocket'...
Schoolboy Dies after Choking on Pen Top
Byline: By Neil Mckay A schoolboy has died in a freak accident after choking on a pen top while doing his homework. The plastic pen top is believed to have become lodged in Ben Stirland's throat after he inadvertently swallowed it. Ben, 13,...
Schoolboy Dies after Choking on Pen Top; Youngster Loses Life despite Rescue Efforts
Byline: By Neil McKay A SCHOOLBOY has died in a freak accident after choking on a pen top while doing his homework. The plastic pen top is believed to have become lodged in Ben Stir-land's throat after he inadvertently swallowed it. Ben, 13,...
School Invite for Minister
Byline: By Robert Brooks Schools minister Jim Knight has been challenged to visit some of the North's most dilapidated classrooms. Alan Beith, Lib Dem MP for Berwick, says he wants Mr Knight to see the "worrying" conditions at Alnwick's Duchess's...
School Invite for Minister; MP Sets Challenge to Visit Classrooms
Byline: By Robert Brooks SCHOOLS minister Jim Knight has been challengedtovisitMP sets challenge to visit some of the North's most dilapidated classrooms. Alan Beith, Lib Dem MP for Berwick, says he wants Mr Knight to see the "worrying" conditions...
Second Firm Bids for Wind Turbines
Byline: By Dave Black A second major drugs company in a Northumberland town is seeking to build its own giant wind turbines in a bid to cut soaring energy costs. Last year Aesica Pharmaceuticals applied to put up two 110m-high turbines next to...
Second Firm Bids for Wind Turbines; Airport and RAF Fear Interference with Radar
Byline: By Dave Black A SECOND major drugs company in a Northumberland town is seeking to build its own giant wind turbines in a bid to cut soaring energy costs. Last year Aesica Pharmaceuticals applied to put up two 1 10m-high turbines next...
Slowing Down of Growth Forecast
Byline: By Nigel Stirling Yesterday's news of a surge in inflation to a 10-year high indicates the UK economy is running hotter than many commentators had thought. The economic medicine of higher interest rates could put the brakes on strong economic...
Slowing Down of Growth Forecast; Yesterday's News of a Surge in Inflation to a 10-Year High Indicates the UK Economy Is Running Hotter Than Many Commentators Had Thought. the Economic Medicine of Higher Interest Rates Could Put the Brakes on Strong Economic Growth in the North-East. Nigel Stirling Surveys the Regional Economy's Prospects for 2007
Byline: Nigel Stirling AN all-time high. That's the point that the North-East economy reached in 2006, according to the region's chamber of commerce chief, James Ramsbotham. Responding to the Royal Bank of Scotland's latest PMI Business Survey...
Snooker: Rocket Expresses Gratitude to Fans
RONNIE O'Sullivan expressed his gratitude to his supporters after returning to his ruthless best at the SAGA Insurance Masters at Wembley Arena yesterday, although he refused to speak to the media following his 6-1 victory over Ali Carter. The 'Rocket'...
Special Needs Children Second Class Citizens
I am a parent of two boys aged 13 and nine who both have special educational needs and have both been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. They must both attend a mainstream school. According to our Government Green Paper, Every Child Matters,...
Stars
Byline: Lara Wells ARIES: Fresh hope at work gives you the confidence to deal with other matters. Ask for what you want as you'll be surprised by your boldness and a remarkable outcome. Call me to hear more. Call 0901 609 4651 TAURUS: Don't...
Stiff Competition Lands the Pub Trade with a Headache
Byline: By Mark Peel The plethora of licensed, leisure outlets in Newcastle is causing an imbalance in rental levels, with some operators paying significantly less than others says Atisreal's Mark Peel. The boom in the leisure sector in recent...
Stiff Competition Lands the Pub Trade with a Headache; the Plethora of Licensed, Leisure Outlets in Newcastle Is Causing an Imbalance in Rental Levels, with Some Operators Paying Significantly Less Than Others Says Atisreal's
Byline: Mark Peel. THE boom in the leisure sector in recent years has caused a significant shift in consumer habits, creating so-called mini leisure circuits, which are in direct competition with the established circuits. This has resulted in...
Tanfield Is on the Up and Up
Electric vehicle maker Tanfield Group, winner of the manufacturing award at last year's North-East Business Awards, is enjoying great success. Its share price soared to 69p on Monday ( another 10% increase on gains the previous week and a marked...
Tanfield Is on the Up and Up; NORTH-EAST BUSINESS AWARDS 2006
LECTRIC vehicle maker Tanfield Group, winner of the manufacturing award at last year's North-East Business Awards, is enjoying great success. Its share price soared to 69p on Monday - another 10% increase on gains the previous week and a marked...
That's Too Much Entertainment!
Byline: By Stuart Rayner Sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. Gareth Southgate has told his players to be attack more, but after watching them taken to the brink of extra-time after leading 3-0, he would have preferred a more relaxed...
THE Bank of England
Byline: Andrew Miller "THE Bank of England caught financial markets unawares last week when it raised interest rates to 5.25%. The move was widely expected, but most pundits had their money on February. A widely touted theory is that the Consumer...
The Future? Really, It's All Up in the Air
Byline: By Ross Smith Cable cars could be installed to link the centre of Gateshead to riverside cultural attractions as part of a major redevelopment of the town. The idea has been dreamed up as a way to link Gateshead Quays and the town centre,...
The Future? Really, It's All Up in the Air; Cable Car Link Considered in Bold New Strategy
Byline: By Ross Smith CABLE cars could be installed to link the centre of Gateshead to riverside cultural attractions as part of a major redevelopment of the town. The idea has been dreamed up as a way to link Gateshead Quays and the town centre,...
THE Recent I Government Announcement
THE recent I government announcement of a local government review has given areas served by two local authorities, the opportunity to consult on reorganising to become a single tier or unitary authority of the type which already exist in Tyne and We...
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