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 October 1, 2011

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A Classy Surprise
Byline: Mullen VOLVO might have built its reputation on sensible attributes like safety, reliability and consistency, but in recent years the company has started to demonstrate a little more flair and passion. It started with the rather individual...
A Lesson in Style
Byline: Vicky Robson WITH fantastic views and huge potential, Neil and Zoe Dixon instantly "fell in love" with this characterful church school conversion in County Durham. Nestled in a hamlet near Blanchland, the Grade II Listed property has...
Award Winner Is Sold Out
Byline: Steve Hughes WITH a raft of awards already in the bag, the world's first full diesel hybrid is now sold out in its initial special-edition guise, much to the relief of Peugeot. The French firm has invested heavily in the development of...
Blown Away by the Coastal Charm; Coast, Countryside, Chowder and Plenty Craic - BARBARA HODGSON Is Blown Away by the Charm of Ireland's Islands
HURRICANE Katia has a lot to answer for. No sooner was our itinerary in place for a tour of the islands off West Cork and Kerry then in swept the gale, scattering the best laid plans in its wake. Our disappointment was completely out of proportion...
Brave Soldier Tells of Brush with Death; 20-Year-Old Had to Leave Army after Afghanistan Tour
Byline: Dan Warburton BRAVE soldier Jordyn Moore last night revealed his brush with death after a land mine failed to detonate during a trip to Afghanistan. The 20-year-old now carries the mental scars of a six-month tour of duty in the war-torn...
Bruce Seeks Consistency; WE NEED TO FIND CONSISTENCY, CLAIMS BLACK CATS BOSS
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce insists it is time to stop the peaks and troughs which have been the pattern of the club's form of late to find an acceptable level of consistency, writes MATT LESLIE. The Black Cats entertain Roy Hodgson's West Bromwich...
Carlisle Star Losing His Fitness Battle
CARLISLE UNITED boss Greg Abbott admits it will be a major blow if the Blues are without injured top-scorer Lee Miller for this afternoon's trip to Walsall, WRITES JAMES HUNTER. Miller picked up a groin strain against Chesterfield a fortnight ago...
CBI Chief's Praise for Breakfast Club Work
Byline: Andrew Hebden ONE of Britain's most senior business leaders yesterday hailed Greggs for its pioneering breakfast clubs initiative - and said they were a shining example of good work in the community. CBI director general John Cridland, pictured...
Celebs Team Up for Golf Day Fundraiser; Stars Get into the Swing of Things to Raise Cash for Prince's Trust
Byline: Paul Tully THEY SAY every sportsman's second-favourite sport is golf - and the proof was there in numbers on the first tee at Slaley Hall in Northumberland yesterday. For Newcastle United football legends Alan Shearer, Rob Lee, John Beresford...
Cheats Are Told: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide; More Are Dealt with Than Ever by Council
Byline: Dave Black MORE benefit cheats than ever are being caught and punished in Northumberland as a specially-trained hit squad steps up their efforts. Fifty per cent more fraudsters are facing action as a result of the team. The county...
Club Takeover Is 'Gamble' for Sports Coach
Byline: Neil McKay A COACH at a hugely-successful gymnastics club said he will take a "huge gamble" on Monday when the amateur club takes over the running of a council leisure centre. Karl Wharton spearheaded a successful bid by the Deerness...
Coastal Gem's New Development
THE unseasonably warm autumn weather is getting people out and about - and is a reminder that homes in the country or close to the coast are a great year-round escape. One of the most poS pular spots on the glorious Northumberland coast for weekend...
Come and Take a Seat with Brewin Dolphin; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
WOULD you like to see the newly restored Theatre Royal? Or, perhaps find out a little more about antiques and wine? The Brewin Dolphin autumn programme makes for exciting reading, with a wide variety of events that give you an opportunity to see some...
Coming of Age on the Property Ladder
Byline: Karen Wilson FIRST time buyers are four years younger in the North than in London, according to a new report. The average Northerner managed to get on the property ladder by the age of 28, while in London the average age is 32, according...
Confidence in Region Shown by Jobs Boost; Foam Factory Will Employ 300 People
Byline: Iain Laing MORE than 300 jobs will be created in the North East at a factory making foam for car seats which is to open near Wearside's Nissan plant. US-based Lear Corporation is investing pounds 10m in Sunderland to create what will...
Consultation Needed on 80mph Limit; Opinion
Byline: Edmund King BRITAIN needs a consultation on raising the motorway speed limit. Whether the 70mph limit is right or wrong has been a topic for discussion for decades, and now we all need to put our thinking caps on. The motoring public...
Cup Can Kick-Start Spartans' Season
Byline: Steve Brown IT could be a "watershed" in his fledgling managerial career, and Steve Cuggy is hoping Blyth Spartans' FA Cup clash with Bedlington Terriers today can kick-start the Croft Park club's campaign. The Spartans, who have signed...
Date for Challenge on Accident Ruling; Family of Cyclist Want to Stop Future Tragedies
Byline: Brian Daniel ACORONER'S ruling that a Northumberland woman's death was an accident is to be challenged by her family in the High Court later this month. An inquest in London last January concluded that Eilidh Cairns' death after being...
Deaths
CARTER (Alnwick). Formerly Amble. Peacefully at home on 28th September, aged 71 years, Lyn (nee Angus), loving wife of Tom, much loved mother of Anne, Liz and Jayne, motherinlaw to Mark and sadly missed gran to Vicky, Matt, Sam and Ben and from America,...
Defence Company Faces Up to a 'Challenging' Market
TRANSPORT and defence security and communications firm Petards reported flat revenues and a slump in interim profits but said it still expects annual revenues to grow year-on-year. The Gateshead business reported sales of pounds 5.2m in the six...
Dowd Sending Young Warriors into Battle; ICE HOCKEY
WHITLEY Warriors fans have already been warned 2011-12 will be a season of transition, and the team to face Blackburn Hawks tomorrow will have an even more experimental look about it. Having lost seven players in the summer, new coach Garry Dowd...
Drugs Giant Gets Boost Thanks to Equity Firm
Byline: Iain Laing DRUGS giant Aesica has won a majority investment from European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital which will boost its expansion plans. The Newcastle-based company said it expects to see its turnover rise from around pounds...
Duke's Green Project Trial Brings Power to the People
THE DUKE of Northumberland's business is going green. In a trial project, Northumberland Estates has added solar panels to one of the units on the industrial estate at Hotspur Court on the Lionheart Enterprise Park in Alnwick. The panels have...
Ed Miliband's Speech Most Courageous of Past Two Decades; Columnist
Byline: Paul Linford OF all the many soundbites devised by Tony Blair's speechwriters for their leader's party conference speeches, among the most irritating was the claim that New Labour was "at its best when at its boldest". If New Labour had...
Edward's Passion for Prize Blooms; He Used to Enter Shows for His Prize Roses, but Now Writer and Gardening Enthusiast Edward Enfield, Is Just Happy to Enjoy Them in His Own Garden. Hannah Stephenson Reports
WRITER and broadcaster Edward Enfield may be best known for his entertaining observations on old age and travel and for being the father of comedian Harry Enfield, but he''s also an expert in the garden, particularly when it comes to roses. With...
Envy Isn't a Factor in Derby; Inequalities Not on Moyes' Mind
EVERTON manager David Moyes has admitted to frustration, but not envy, at the spending power of Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish since he took charge at Anfield earlier this year. The financial divide between the two clubs is vast, with Dalglish backed...
Everything Comes Naturally for Science Expert Angus
Byline: Tony Henderson WHEN your subject covers 2.6 million years, then 50 years here or there wouldn't seem to matter much. But they do to Dr Angus Lunn. For this coming week Angus embarks on his 50th year of teaching about the Quaternary, or...
Experts on Hand to Help You Transform Your Home; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
WITH Christmas on the horizon, now is the perfect time to spruce up the home and finish any odd jobs before the festive season arrives. Whether it's a complete refurbishment, a new kitchen, a spot of wallpapering or some re-tiling, there's a whole...
Fabulous Start for New-Look Eagles; Glasgow Find Flournoy's Side Too Hard to Overcome
Byline: JEFF KING Newcastle Eagles 85 Glasgow Rocks 63 NEWCASTLE Eagles got their season off to the perfect start with an excellent home win over arch-rivals Glasgow Rocks at Sport Central last night, writes JEFF KING. The Eagles defence was...
Fa Cup Second Qualifying Round / Stl Northern League
FOUR sides from the STL Northern League will be gunning for glory in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup this afternoon - and all face formidable challenges. Minnows Hebburn Town have home advantage over Runcorn Linnets, but even so start...
Falcons New Man out of Africa Ready to Dive into Premiership Hostilities
Byline: Mark Smith NEWCASTLE Falcons have thrown new arrival Corne Uys straight in for his Aviva Premiership debut, with the South African starting at outside centre against London Wasps tomorrow at Kingston Park. The 29-year-old (pictured right)...
Fallon Closes Gap in Jockey Title Race
KIEREN Fallon's desire to regain the jockeys title burned as brightly as the autumn sun as the in-form rider rattled off another two winners at Ascot. Reigning champion Paul Hanagan had chosen to ride at an evening meeting in Wolverhampton, a regular...
Figures Show Bank Has Worst Rate of Complaints
Barclays is still the UK's most complained-about bank after figures showed more than 250,000 new disputes were recorded in the first half of this year. The league table based on figures from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) revealed Barclays...
Fined for Worker's Death; 52-Year-Old Was Crushed by Machine
Byline: Neil McKay ACROWN Court judge fined a North engineering firm pounds 100,000 following the "unnecessary" death of a valued worker and much-loved husband and father-of-two. Paul Clark, 52, of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, was an experienced...
Food-Fest Will Take Centre Stage; It's Showtime This Weekend as the Journal Brings Its Long-Awaited Taste Food and Drink Festival to the Metrocentre. KATHARINE CAPOCCI Has the Details
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI APPETITES have been whetted by the news that The Journal's food and drink extravaganza descends on the Metrocentre this weekend. Foodies are expected to turn out in their thousands to show their support for some of the...
FTSE Suffers Worst Quarter since 2008
Byline: Steven Keppie The FTSE 100 Index had a disappointing end to the week as markets fell on global growth concerns and ongoing fears surrounding the eurozone. The Index closed the day down 68.4 points at 5128.5. This quarter just completed...
Gateshead Urged to Keep Fine Run Going; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
TURNING heads individually and collectively, Jon Shaw has urged his Gateshead team-mates to maintain their table-topping form against Tamworth today, writes STEVE BROWN. The Tynesiders lead Blue Square Bet Premier after 12 games, thanks in no small...
Get Ready for Festive Fun; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
AS the Christmas party season approaches, venues across the North East are preparing to pull out the stops. The region's hotels and country houses are gearing up for the occasion by offering a fantastic range of festive packages. From themed...
GM Sets Sights on UK Market
Byline: Lee Gibson GENERAL Motors is currently engaged in a major charm offensive in the United Kingdom - with campaigns designed to convince us Brits that we should be driving Chevrolets. An iconic name in the United States, GM relaunched the...
Go for Glamour; with Winter Fast Approaching, We'll Be Spending More Time in Our Homes. Make Sure Yours Has Sparkle and Style to Keep You Cosy, Says Claire Hornby
ACHIEVING the right balance between glamour and ostentation can sometimes be tricky. Fabrics such as silk and velvet form the basis of a luxury look but can feel very heavy in dark colours. Instead plump for a bronzed colour scheme with accents...
Great Deal across the North East; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
NORTH East developer Miller Homes is offering first time buyers the Government's equity loan scheme, FirstBuy, at eight of its developments in the region. FirstBuy is designed to help first time buyers into home ownership and is expected to assist...
Gunners Boss Thinks Global; Anniversary Ambition Is to Be Best Club in the World
ARSENE Wenger celebrated his 15th anniversary in charge of Arsenal yesterday insisting his ambition remains to make the Gunners the best club in the world. The Arsenal manager also thanked owner Stan Kroenke for a message of resounding support after...
Heffs Thinks He Has Arc Chance
SEAMIE Heffernan has been studying old renewals of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in an attempt to plot the best path to success on So You Think at Longchamp tomorrow. Heffernan has been burning the midnight oil ahead of the biggest ride of his career...
Helping Hand for All Buyers
ANEW scheme to help buyers on to the housing ladder on Tyneside has been launched by developer Narratt North East. Individuals, couples and families struggling to buy may now only need a 5% cash deposit, thanks to the scheme which enables them to...
Inheritance Money Up Reveals New Research
THE amount of money left to loved ones in inheritance will jump to pounds 1.1 trillion by 2047 from pounds 194bn in the current decade, says new research. Based on predictions by those aged between 45 and 55, 4.5 million people will leave an average...
Jail for Duo Who Tried to Blackmail; Pair Hoped to Extort Pounds 23,000 from North Businessman
Byline: Sophie Doughty THEY used terrifying threats of violence in a bid to get a debt repaid. Blackmailers Bernard Maw and Liam Coatman are today behind bars after police unravelled their plot to extort more than pounds 23,000 from a businessman....
Johnson's Regret over 'Ballgate'
ENGLAND manager Martin Johnson yesterday accepted responsibility for the Rugby World Cup 'Ballgate' scandal which has seen two of his management team suspended. Johnson confirmed he was involved in the decision to ban Jonny Wilkinson's kicking mentor...
Johnston Has Eyes on the Prize Money; Journallive.Co.UK Racing Saturday, October 74 MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
NEVER afraid to be controversial or ruffle the feathers of racing's hierarchy, Mark Johnston has often stood alone as he delivered a broadside on the rights and wrongs of the sport. The opinionated Middleham trainer has endless pet subjects. One...
Karen Overbury
I ADMIT it - Mr and Mrs Magnolia once lived in our house. And they stayed for far too long! Painting the walls cream or off-white is the easy option - it goes with everything and you don't really have to think about it. So we fell into the trap....
Key to Prepare for the Big Chill; as You Prepare Your Home and Garden for the Winter Don't Forget Security, Says Steffan George
WE may have been enjoying some late sunny weather, but it's a fact of life that winter isn't far away and we should be preparing our homes for the bad weather to come. Something that shouldn't be forgotten is checking out home security so you can...
Lungworm Warning over Warm Weather; VET'S VIEW IAIN CARRINGTON
IF the weather continues moist and mild, the risk of parasitic bronchitis/lungworm will continue into autumn until the overall ambient temperature drops and cattle are housed, although it is worth noting the disease can be seen after housing. In...
Major Projects 'Bogged Down by Red Tape'
AMBITIOUS multi-million pound schemes which could create up to 800 jobs in County Durham are being bogged down by red tape, supporters claim. Plans to build an extension to the successful Dalton Park shopping centre in east Durham - at which developers...
Making Something Beautiful out of Chaos; Flying High Ahead of the Release of Their Debut Album Are Folk Duo Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell. TAMZIN LEWIS Talks to Them about Kite
MOST nursery rhymes give me the heebie-jeebies with their talk of whipping, beating and chopping off body parts. But my four-year-old daughter loves nothing more than humming along to their archaic lyrics and simple tunes. So I am grateful to Jonny...
March on like Crusaders; Young People Protest over Education Fees
Byline: Sarah Scott HUNDREDS of young people will today begin their march following in the footsteps of the Jarrow Crusaders. Today the campaigners will set off from Jarrow Park at noon on a march to London in protest over rising education costs...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.5147 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5426 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.2235 .......... pounds Euro ....................1.099 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.50 ...........dollars...
Murray's into Last Four in Bangkok; TENNIS
ANDY Murray continued his run of good form at the Thailand Open in Bangkok, easing into the last four at the expense of Grigor Dimitrov. Murray's 6-4 6-4 victory in one hour and 28 minutes means the Scot remains on course to take his third title of...
New Cuts Hit Hopes of Science City Jobs; Authority Is Determined to Save Project
Byline: Adrian Pearson NEWCASTLE'S flagship science body will have to slim down its work as Government cuts bite. City leaders have committed pounds 1.5m to keeping Science City going over the next three years, but say job losses will have to...
New Show Delivers Best Kind of Magic; Rock Musical That Definitely Hits the Right Note with Queen Fans
Byline: Angela Upex ROCK anthems from one of the world's best bands and a cast of fantastic singers is undoubtedly a winning combination. The futuristic Queen musical We Will Rock You does not disappoint and a standing ovation from the crowd...
New Touareg Offers a Real Spot of Luxury
Byline: Maxine Ashford WITH eye-catching good looks and a performance to match, the latest VW Touareg has everything you could wish for in a luxury off-roader. Since 2003, the Touareg has built up a solid fanbase and after a week-long test drive,...
Nights of Madness Make It a Week to Forget for Bruce
Byline: Matt Leslie TO say this has not been the best of weeks for Sunderland boss Steve Bruce would be an understatement. Losing last Monday to Norwich City at Carrow Road with a display which flattered to deceive would usually be bad enough...
No Jail for Pair Who Staged Fake Crime; 'Mugging' at Train Station Wasted Time of Police
Byline: Garry Willey ;Sophie Doughty THEY dreamed-up an elaborate fraud and travelled hundred of miles to a quiet Northumberland village to carry out their plot. Peace in the usually-tranquil Stocksfield was shattered when police revealed the...
Northern Alliance
FORMER Chester-le-Street boss Grant Crooks is the new assistant manager at Percy Main. Crooks is a former Football League player who had spells at Hartlepool and Darlington and has invaluable managerial experience, having cut his teeth at Halifax...
Off-Road King Still Untoppled
Byline: Patrick James THESE days of rocketing fuel costs would seem not to be good news for 4x4s and off-roaders, which traditionally have been as thirsty as a lager lout on the Costa Brava. That and high carbon dioxide emissions massively bumping...
Order Book Open for Newcomer
Byline: Steve Hughes KOREAN car company Hyundai has opened the order book for its new family-size estate car, which goes on sale with prices from pounds 18,500 for the economical 1.6-litre petrol-powered model. The newcomer represents an ambitious...
Plan Your Escape to the Country; Secluded Yet Accessible, Homes in the Country Offer Both Traditional and Idyllic Living Space Surrounded by Breathtaking Views. Homemaker Looks at Four Rural Retreats in the Heart of Northumberland
THIS substantial and stone-built family home offers well presented proportioned accommodation in Northumberland. Situated in Ordley, near Hexham, the property has an impressive interior with living space. There are four or five bedrooms, a lounge,...
Political War on Waste Goes on; First Politicians Told Us That Recycling Was Cool and That It Would Help to Save the Planet. but Now the Government Believes the Public Wants Rubbish Collections Every Week. Reporter STEPHEN CAPE Looks at the Arguments That Have Divided the North East
IT'S an issue that has vexed families around the country and swiftly become a hot political topic. Just how often should your rubbish be collected? Now the Government is setting aside a quarter of a billion pounds to help local authorities in England...
Pool Boss Relishing Arrival of 'Big Club' Stakes Are High for Visit of Owls
Byline: Matt Leslie IT might be a League One fixture, but as far as Hartlepool United manager Mick Wadsworth is concerned his men will be up against a big club this afternoon. Hartlepool entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Victoria Park today. ...
Pop along to Coffee Morning
THE world's biggest coffee morning has become an annual event raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. And homebuyers in County Durham are invited to help the charity today by taking part in the fundraiser while discussing buying a brand new property....
Pounds 1 for Tourist Centre Lease; Takers Are Wanted at Two of Region's Visitor Attractions
Byline: Paul Tully THE search is on for new organisations to run visitor centres at two tourist attractions following the collapse of the North Pennines Heritage Trust (NPHT). Administrators are looking for takers at 15th-Century Dilston Castle...
Prof's Idea on Growth Is Laughable; Views of the North
PROFESSOR David Byrne, for whom politics more than marginally to the right of Karl Marx has long been anathema, is well over the top in his critique of the Newcastle-Gateshead Core Strategy (The Journal J2, September 28). The strategy covers much...
Quakers Fans Still Backing Cooper; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
MARK Cooper admits he questioned himself during Darlington's bleak September, writes STEVE BROWN. However, he retains the support of chairman Raj Singh and has called on his players to end a run of six games without victory at home to Newport County...
Railway Is 'Better Option Than Metro' Report Reveals Pounds 100m Cost of Expansion
Byline: Dave Black LONG-AWAITED plans to restore passenger train services to Northumberland's most heavily-populated area remain a better option than extending the Metro into the county, according to a new report. More than 1,500 people have...
Recession Fears Send FTSE Falling in Worst Trading Quarter
Byline: Iain Laing FRESH fears of a global recession pushed London's leading shares index down more than 1% yesterday, capping off its worst quarter of trading for nine years. The FTSE 100 Index fell 68.4 points to 5128.5 after worrying Chinese...
Reducing the Field Seems to Defy Logic; Journallive.Co.UK Racing Saturday, October 74 MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
THE decision by Ascot to reduce field sizes for today's meeting to save fresh turf for Qipco British Champions Day in a fortnight has prevented 10 other horses from contesting a valuable handicap. Not surprisingly, it has angered trainers. Last...
Registry Is Key to Completion; Property Law Expert HILARY BROWN Says That Getting the Keys to Your New Home Is Not Quite the End of the Story
Byline: Hilary Brown WHEN you have bought a house or land, on completion your legal adviser will confirm you can go and collect your keys because you now own the property. What you are not always aware of is that that is not the end of the work...
Revenge Is Sweet as Red Devils Supporters Taunt Tevez
MANCHESTER United fans extracted revenge for their City rivals' taunts over Carlos Tevez's move two years ago with a giant digital billboard image poking fun at the Argentina striker's latest saga. The image being shown in Manchester city centre...
Saturday Short Story
Byline: Alison Carr WHEN I was little, me and my brother would always want to eat our lunch in the garden. As soon as there was even a hint of sun, we'd be begging for a picnic. Course it wasn't a proper picnic, it was sitting on a fraying beach...
Scheme to Help Buyers Get on Ladder; Visit New Eco-Friendly Showhome
BUYING a new home has become more affordable thanks to the Government-backed FirstBuy initiative. And a range of developers in the North East is offering properties through the scheme. Individuals, couples or families who need more space could own...
Schools in Desperate State; Buildings 'Not Fit for Many of Our Children'
Byline: Paul Tully DECAYING schools across Northumberland are "in a desperate state" and "not fit for many of our children to be educated in", watchdog councillors have been told. And the county's schools are facing "a huge variety of problems",...
Sharks Facing Sternest Test Yet; AVIVA PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW
SALE supremo Steve Diamond has warned his high-flying side they will be facing their toughest test of the season when they visit Aviva Premiership leaders Harlequins this afternoon. Diamond's Sharks have been one of the surprise packages of the...
Should Producers Take a Pay Cut? Tesco Wants Farmers to Discuss Subsidising Its Cost-Cutting amid a Backdrop of Food Price Inflation and Plummeting Household Incomes. So, Should Producers Be Taking a Pay Cut? KAREN DENT Reports
Byline: KAREN DENT TESCO caused controversy in the farming community this week when it called on farmers to "come to the table" to talk about sharing "the pain" of food price cuts. Britain's biggest supermarket, which made record underlying annual...
Significant Blow of Extremist's Death; William Hague Tells of Effect on Al Qaida
Byline: Michael Black THE reported killing of the radical Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has potentially dealt a "significant blow" to al Qaida, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today. US officials said that American-born al-Awlaki was killed...
Sport on TV
A SELECTIVE guide to the weekend: TODAY RUGBY UNION: World Cup, England v Scotland - ITV1 0800; World Cup, Argentina v Georgia - ITV1 0030 (Sunday), World Cup, New Zealand v Canada - ITV1 0305 (Sunday); World Cup, Wales v Fiji - ITV 0530, S4C 0530...
Staff Get on Their Bikes for Charity; THE GREAT NORTH FITNESS REVOLUTION Pedal Power Challenge for NHS Team
Byline: Kim Carmichael THEY pledged their support for our campaign to improve the health of the region. And now staff and friends from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will embark on a three-day cycle challenge. A team of 32 employees,...
Starry Addition to the Line-Up
Byline: Lee Gibson IT has long been compulsory in the motor industry for any car with sporty pretensions to prove the point by having more letters after its name than a respected Oxford don. Down the years we have been treated to the delights...
Stars Shine at Berwick; Dark Horse Linus One to Watch
B ERWICK'S annual Bordernapolis event features a healthy roster of international talent on the Shielfield track tonight (7pm) for the winner-takes-all pounds 1,000 first prize, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL. The informed word is that the previously acknowledged...
Such Simple Elegance
Byline: Enda Mullen SUBARU'S Legacy has probably been fairly anonymous for the most part, which seems slightly at odds with the fact it's a more than capable competitor for similar-sized estates in the premium segment. It might also have something...
Surprisingly Spacious, Townhouses Are Ideal Family Homes. Homemaker Looks at Three Now on the Market
What: A desirable modern property, located on the end of a row of townhouses within easy reach of most local amenities. Highlights: This two bedroom property offers a versatile layout in a highly sought after area. It has an entrance hall, ground...
Swift Move Keeps Firms Afloat
TWO Teesside businesses which found themselves homeless at six hours' notice have said a big thank you to a business support team that swung into action to put a roof over their heads in double-quick time. Sign Art and Class Fundraising, neighbours...
Sympathy for City Boss on Teesside
Byline: Matt Leslie IT'S been yet another week when football has made the headlines for the wrong reasons. Carlos Tevez's petulant actions in Munich earlier this week have been roundly condemned and enhanced the common perception held by the...
Take Time out to Check the House; in the Last Days of Summer, Give Your Home a Quick Health Check, Says Peter Fall
Byline: Peter Fall I'M always banging on about giving your house a quick check over every couple of months. Not a detailed inspection, but a quick look over to see if anything doesn't look right. There's no better time to do that than this weekend....
Thurlbeck in Vow to Clear His Name; North East Journalist Speaks Out
Byline: Sam Marsden THE News of the World's former chief reporter broke his silence over the phone-hacking scandal yesterday to insist he played "no part" in the matter that led to his sacking. Sunderland-born Neville Thurlbeck, 49, was fired...
Tom's Eyeing a Title Double; Kazakhstan Open Winner Has Share of Dunhill Lead
ENGLAND'S Tommy Fleetwood is on target for one of golf's most unlikely doubles after claiming a share of the lead in the Dunhill Links Championship. Fleetwood won the Kazakhstan Open earlier this month, the first prize of pounds 55,000 taking him...
Too Early to Judge Magpies; Unbeaten Run Clouds View Too Early to Judge sMagpies
ALAN Pardew admits he does not know how good a team Newcastle United are, but senses they are more fragile than the side he inherited, writes STUART RAYNER. In trying to make the Magpies less predictable, manager Pardew concedes they may be more...
Tricks to Stretch out Your Salary; as the Cost of Living Rises and Annual Wage Rises Disappear It Is Worth Looking at Some Simple Ways to Save a Few Pounds. Financial Expert ALOK DHANDA Gives a Few Tips
Byline: ALOK DHANDA WE'RE all feeling the pinch at the moment. With the fragile economy, doom and gloom on the high street and persisting job uncertainties - it's easy to see why the country is feeling a little blue. As the saying goes, if you...
UK Homes Stuck in Interior Design Timewarp
BRITS are stuck in a 30-year rut inspired by their parents' 1970s style ethic when it comes to their home dcor choices, a new national study has revealed. Almost six out of every 10 British homes (57%) are painted either white, cream or magnolia...
UK Men Admit They're No Dab Hands at DIY
FOUR in 10 British men would rather employ a tradesman than attempt basic DIY tasks themselves, according to a new study. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 men, and shows most lack the ability to carry out straightforward jobs such as tiling...
United Relying on a Hard-Work Ethic; Alan Pardew Is Trying to Make Newcastle United Unpredictable and Reliable. It Certainly Seems to Be Working So Far, Writes Stuart Rayner
MAVERICK seems to be one of Alan Pardew's words of the week. It carries negative connotations, particularly in English football where non-conformism is generally treated with great suspicion. Carlos Tevez is, by his definition, a maverick. If refusing...
US Military Sales Provide Performance Boost to Qinetiq
DEFENCE firm Qinetiq has said that US military sales had driven a better-than-expected performance in the first half of the year. The company said sales of bomb-disposal robots and a hi-tech netting designed to protect armoured vehicles from rocket...
View the Quality in Final Few; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
WITH just seven properties left for sale at Shepherd Homes' sought-after Dales View development in County Durham, potential buyers will need to move fast. The remaining homes at the development, in Consett, include the two-bedroom Dalton, the three-bedroom...
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