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 15, 2010

Academy Status Has Benefited Schools; North Education Expert Did an Extensive Study
Byline: Nicola Juncar THE controversial city academy programme has improved a large proportion of under-performing schools, according to research by a North East education expert. Prof David Galloway, from the School of Education at Durham University,...
Ancelotti Rules Terry out for England
JOHN Terry will miss England's friendly with France on Wednesday through injury, says Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. Terry missed yesterday's stunning 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland after suffering a nerve problem in training that is leading to pain...
Another Death in 'Unwinnable' War; General Says Threat 'Can Be Contained'
Byline: Ben Padley ABRITISH soldier was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Remembrance Sunday, the Ministry of Defence said last night. The soldier, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, died on patrol in the Nad'e Ali area of Helmand...
Bid to Dampen Fear over Benefit Cuts; Duncan Smith Plays Down Numbers Hit
Byline: Joe Churcher NO more than a few thousand people "stuck" in homes they can not afford will be forced to move because of housing benefit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith said yesterday. The Work and Pensions Secretary accused Labour of telling "a...
Bogie Tips Clark to Hit the Heights
BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER Tamworth .......................................1 Gateshead ......................................1 GATESHEAD manager Ian Bogie singled out Ben Clark for special praise after his side picked up their second away point of the...
Brussels Concerned by Coalition Moves; Decisions on Region Called 'Remarkable'
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE European Commission has sounded a dire warning over the region's future as the Government considers withdrawing millions of pounds in European funding. Senior officers at the commission have said the coalition Government's...
Carlisle Marvel at a Joyful November
Carlisle United 3 Southampton 2 NOVEMBER is rapidly becoming a month to remember for Greg Abbott and Carlisle United. A run of home games has reaped progression in two cup competitions, and consecutive league wins that have taken the club to fourth...
Carroll Facing an England Setback; Andy Faces England Setback
ANDY Carroll is set to have his England hopes dashed for a second match running today, and the striker's latest injury could cause Newcastle United a major headache at the weekend, writes STUART RAYNER. The Gateshead-born 21-yearold (pictured left)...
Cats' Daring Pays off for Bruce
Byline: Mark Douglas Chelsea 0 Sunderland 3 IN a soaring triumph of ambition and youthful audacity, scintillating Sunderland routed champions to Chelsea to record their most impressive Premier League victory for nigh on a decade. Overreaction?...
Chris's Week of Satisfaction
Byline: STUART RAYNER CHRIS Hughton believes Newcastle United can look back on another couponbusting week with satisfaction, writes STUART RAYNER. And few took more positives from it than goalkeeper Tim Krul, who recorded only his second Premier...
Cow Trough Calamity Led to Gaming Career; FROM Calling Bingo at a Seaside Arcade to Running the North East''s Busiest Casino, Richard Noble Certainly Knows a Few Things about the Gaming Industry. CHRISTOPHER KNOX Caught Up with Him
ASPERS at The Gate has become one Newcastle's biggest attractions since it opened in 2005 and regularly attracts 13,000 customers a week, many of them having been introduced to the world of gaming with the help of the venue's open-door policy. The...
Cycling Popularity Boost for Firm; SHARE WATCH
Byline: ANDREW MILLER HALFORDS: We are retaining our outperform recommendation on Halfords, though lowering our fair value to 640p. Halfords' reputation as a defensive retailer was damaged by the recent Q3 performance, where like-for-like sales...
David Wells
All the planets are above the horizon, big whoop you might say and you would be right, it is a big whoop! It's your chance to make an impression, to prove what you can really achieve when you set your mind to it. Whoop. It's annoying when people...
Delight as Blyth Canter to Victory
Byline: STEVE BROWN BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH Gloucester City ...................................... 1 Blyth Spartans ...................................... 2 AS the Blyth coach squeezed through the Saturday evening traffic around Cheltenham Racecourse,...
Disability Passport Wins Nhs Award for Paul
A YOUNG man with a rare genetic condition has received an award for his work to help other people with learning disabilities. Paul James, 27, who has Lowe's Syndrome, pioneered a "Patient's Passport" as part of his work with the County Durham Learning...
England Star Cook Coming Up Trumps; CRICKET
ENGLAND opener Alastair Cook can push on to Hobart and, most importantly, Brisbane after rediscovering what batting is all about in Adelaide. The 25-year-old was becoming worryingly short of runs after two failures in Perth last week. But he followed...
England Superb as Jonno Keeps Cool
England 35 Australia 18 IF ever Martin Johnson was going to dash down the touchline, punching the air in celebration like Jose Mourinho it was at Twickenham on Saturday. England had completed their first home victory over a Tri-Nations superpower...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Byline: STEVE BROWN Prescot Cables .............................. 3 Durham City .................................. 4 LEE COLLINGS has exacting standards, so despite an away victory that took Durham City to 14th in Evo Stik North, he still wasn't...
Fa Carlsberg Case / Stl Northern League
THE STL Northern League enjoyed a good day in the FA Carlsberg Vase on Saturday and seven clubs go into today's draw. Ashington produced one of the best performances when three late goals earned them victory in Derbyshire over New Mills. Jonny...
Falcons Crash Back to Earth; Indiscipline Costs Newcastle Dear in Quins Defeat
Harlequins 28 Newcastle Falcons 20 IT was back down to earth with a bump for Newcastle Falcons yesterday, as Harlequins held them off at the Twickenham Stoop in LV= Cup action, writes MARK SMITH. Outscored three tries to two by the youthful Londoners,...
German Ace Vettel Motors on to World Title Victory; Formula One
SEBASTIAN Vettel yesterday carved his name into Formula One history, a feat that initially left him lost for words prior to opening his heart on his moment of glory. At the age of 23 years and 135 days Vettel is the sport's youngest world champion,...
'Great Potential' for Our Green Industry; Minister Hails the Region's Big Hope
Byline: William Green THE North East has been hailed by a Government minister as providing some of the "best opportunities" to develop the offshore wind industry. Energy Minister Charles Hendry told MPs that there was "great potential" for the...
History at the Fingertips of 30-Strong Team; Treasure Trove Revealed in Charity Records
Byline: Dave Black AMATEUR history detectives have joined professional researchers on a fascinating project delving into a nobleman's charity set up almost 300 years ago. A team of 30 volunteers is working with expert archivists at the Woodhorn...
Honour for PCs in Deadly Ricin Case; Probe Led to First Chemical Weapons Act Conviction
Byline: Neil McKay AN OPERATION which led to the country's first conviction under the Chemical Weapons Act has earned Durham Police a national honour. The Association of Chief Police Officers awarded the force its first Excellence in Policing...
Hotshot Marc Sees Future at Quakers; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: Darlington Crawley MARC Bridge-Wilkinson is staying at Darlington until January - which looks a good omen for the club, writes RAY SIMPSON. For Quakers are unbeaten in his six games since he arrived on loan from Carlisle. He has scored...
'I Am Travelling 9,000 Miles to Read for Two Minutes. It's a Bit Reckless' Poet on a Hectic Trek from the States for Poetry Book Launch
Byline: Tony Henderson WRITER Julie Kane is jetting over 9,000 miles - just to read a 16-line poem on Tyneside. One of Julie's poems is featured in a new book of humorous verse by Tyneside-based IRON Press, which will be launched at Newcastle's...
Insight into Mood of Consumers
Byline: Peter McCusker INVESTORS will get another insight into the mood of British consumers next week with figures from easyJet and retailers Halfords and Mothercare. Babycare retailer Mothercare is set to show the benefits of international...
Irresistible Desire; BE a Femme Fatale This Season with Stylish Looks Inspired by Fashion from Yesteryear. LIZ LAMB Reports
Byline: LIZ LAMB PARTY fashion will really separate the women from the girls this Christmas. Ladylike dressing is in, inspired by the ultra-feminine Mad Men look of the early 60s, the corseted glamour of the 50s and the femme fatale allure of the...
Kestrel to Fly Away from Losing Run; Saraband
RED Kestrel has been found the perfect opportunity to end a lengthy losing spell in the Bet In Running - Betdaq Handicap at Wolverhampton. The five-year-old looked to have a bright future when running away with a Lingfield maiden for Godolphin back...
Klitschkos Up Next for Haye; Reigning Champion Sets His Sights on Ukrainians
DAVID Haye has promised the boxing public he will fight the Klitschko brothers in unification blockbusters before retiring next year following his farcical blow-out of Audley Harrison. The WBA heavyweight champion had a bittersweet Saturday evening...
Lack of Options Leaves Newcastle with Just a Point
Byline: STUART RAYNER Newcastle United 0 Fulham 0 THREE quarters of the way into a game fully deserving its laston-Match of the Day billing, one backseat manager had clearly had enough. "You've got subs you know!" he implored Chris Hughton, writes...
Little Josh's Big Prize; WEEKEND REVIEW
TEAM Twiston-Davies were the toast of Cheltenham as Little Josh triumphed in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup. Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by his 18-year-old son, Sam, the hardy gelding shot down a host of big names, including the...
Mowbray Rues Late Swansea Winner
Swansea City 1 Middlesbrough 0 MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray was left frustrated after a battling display by his side went unrewarded at Swansea. Scott Sinclair claimed a late winner as Swansea eventually made their dominance pay in yesterday's...
Mums Hope Their Frogs Will Simply Leap off the Shelves
A NEW venture by two Tyneside mums aims to catch the opposition on the hop. Textile art graduate Sarah Devin, 37, and mum of four Veronica Stonor, 42, believes their decorative frogs will scale the heights this Christmas. Sarah, who trained at Winchester...
Mum's Love of Swimming Helps Create Water Babies
Byline: Karen Dent ACHARTERED accountant has turned her back on numbers and taken the plunge by running her own swimming-based franchise after becoming a mother. Carolyn Sharpe, who swam competitively as a teenager at Newburn Amateur Swimming Club...
North Bathers Enjoy Best Ever Water Quality; 100% Record for Fifth Year Running
Byline: Alastair Craig BATHERS at North East beaches are enjoying better water quality than ever before. Results of sampling by the Environment Agency has shown that all 34 beaches passed the European Commission minimum mandatory standard - the...
Northern Alliance
Byline: BILL GARDNER THREE third round ties in the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup were wiped out by water-logging but in one of four games surviving, last season's cup winners Hebburn Reyrolle were beaten 2-1 at Wark. Both of Wark's goals...
Plans in Pipeline for Tube Maker
Byline: John Hill NORTHUMBERLAND'S Salem Tube International is on the lookout for an acquisition within the next year or two as it aims to establish a presence within allied niche markets. The company moved to a larger 70,000 square foot factory...
Pool Turn on the Style to Beat Leaders
Hartlepool United.................................. Brighton & Hove Albion ........................ A WEEK after failing to see off a part-time non-league team in the FA Cup, Mick Wadsworth saw his Hartlepool United side produce their best display...
Proudest Moment as Black Cats Boss; Bruce Hails Young Stars: PROUDEST DAY AS: WEARSIDE BOSS
Byline: Mark Douglas Chelsea 0 Sunderland 3 JUBILANT Sunderland boss Steve Bruce celebrated the proudest moment of his managerial career after seeing his bold attacking plan executed to perfection at Stamford Bridge. His youthful Black Cats routed...
Recycling Bill Poses Threat to Charities; Council Ponders New Charges
Byline: Dave Black CHARITIES could be forced out of council-owned sites in Northumberland under moves aimed at boosting hard-pressed town hall coffers. Organisations such as the Salvation Army and the British Heart Foundation have textiles and...
Regional Rugby Union Round-Up
Byline: MARK SMITH BLAYDON leapfrogged Tynedale in the National League One standings, courtesy of their 29-24 home victory over Launceston. The Cornish All-Blacks struggled to get the 320-mile journey out of their legs as Blaydon raced into a...
Remembering the Fallen; Region Pauses to Reflect on Heroes of War
Byline: Alastair Craig THE North East paused as one to reflect on fallen comrades in poignant scenes of remembrance yesterday. Hundreds lined the streets of cities, towns and villages across the region in honour of those who died in conflict...
Rural Home Price Doubles in Region; A Decade of Growth Felt in Countryside
Byline: Richard Fletcher RURAL property prices in the North East have more than doubled in the past decade, research published today will indicate. The average cost of a home in the region's countryside in Britain has increased by more than pounds...
School Fund Raises Fears in North East; Teacher Queries What Whitehall Knows of Region
Byline: Nicola Juncar GOVERNMENT plans to take full control of state school funding have split teaching unions in the North East. A switch to a "national funding formula" is Education Secretary Michael Gove's preferred option for reform. It would...
Scots Boss Assesses All-Black Damage
HEAD coach Andy Robinson was yesterday assessing the damage following Scotland's 49-3 defeat to New Zealand in the opening EMC Autumn Test and looking ahead to world champions South Africa visiting Murrayfield. New Zealand ran in seven unanswered...
Support Plan to Help Farmers Who Are Hit by Bovine TB
Byline: Karen Dent DEFRA is to fund an advice and support service for farmers dealing with the effects of bovine tuberculosis. The support will be provided free through the Farm Crisis Network (FCN) and Defra, the NFU, Animal Health and the Food...
Talks Launched to Secure Future of Pontin's Brand
Byline: Peter McCusker TALKS are expected to continue today in a bid to secure the future of well-known UK holiday brand Pontin's. At the weekend advisory firm KPMG was appointed administrator to the holiday company, which employs 850 staff in...
The Way Ahead after Redundancy
Byline: CAROLE WHITE FOLLOWING the Coalition Government's comprehensive spending review last month many public sector workers will be feeling anxious about their job security. Facing redundancy or reduced hours is a stressful experience but it's...
This Could Do More Harm Than Good
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN FURTHER instalments of the extreme surgery being conducted by the coalition government included last week radical changes to the welfare benefits system. It is hard to disagree with Iain Duncan Smith's view that the level...
(Un) Thankyou for the Music; ETHEREAL New Folk Duo Jonny and Lucy Have Found Guardian Angels in the Unthanks, as TAMZIN LEWIS Discovers
IT was only a few years ago that I met Rachel and Becky Unthank as they prepared for their first tour following the release of their debut album. Since then, the sisters have become the unmistakable voices behind one of folk music's best-loved contemporary...
Very Public Passion Is Not One for the Prudish; A FILM Made in Newcastle Promises to Raise the Temperature This Week, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
AN EROTIC film shot in the North East is to get its first screenings in the region this week after being a talking point at festivals around the world. The premiere of brilliantlove was in April at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Since then,...
Villa Left Stunned by Devils; PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP
MANCHESTER United launched a stunning comeback to rescue a point through Federico Macheda and Nemanja Vidic on Saturday, after Aston Villa looked set for their first home win over the Red Devils in 15 years. Villa went 2-0up when Ashley Young and...
Vipers Crash in Devils' Tent; Battling Newcastle Fail to Repeat Capital Display as Cardiff Win
Cardiff Devils 8 Newcastle Vipers 5 THE night after ending an eight-game losing run, Newcastle Vipers went down fighting in the Devils' Big Blue Tent, writes PETER ADAMS. The team's 16th defeat of the season looked on the cards when they left the...
Waste Leaves Play Scheme on Old Site; Carcinogens Posed Risk to Children
Byline: Paul Tully CANCER-CAUSING waste materials have been discovered at a site in Northumberland earmarked for a play area. The potentially deadly carcinogens were discovered in Hexham, where plans had been put in place for a new adventure playground....
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT ANNFIELD Plain paid the penalty for failing to take their chances as Darlington Cleveland Bridge sneaked a win at Derwent Park. In the first half, the hosts squandered a number of opportunities and were shown the way to...
Weather Delaying Scott Title Victory; GOLF
ADAM Scott closed in on the Singapore Open title after the Australian established a three-shot lead at Sentosa Golf Club - but a weather disruption of five and a half hours means the European Tour event will not be decided until today. Scott entered...
Week to Inspire Others to Become Entrepreneurs
Byline: Peter McCusker WITH future economic growth in the North East to be driven by the private sector, the arrival of Global Entrepreneurship Week could not be better timed. The week, which runs until Friday, is a worldwide movement designed...
Wenger Hails Gutsy Arsenal; Gunners Get Their Reward as They See off Everton
Everton 1 Arsenal 2 ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger felt his side were rewarded for their hard endeavour as they left Everton with three vital points yesterday. Goals from Bacary Sagna and Cesc Fabregas either side of half-time proved decisive at...
Wicked Story Puts Connor into the Finals
A TEENAGER from Northumberland has reached the final of a national writing competition. Connor Emery, 13, of Lynemouth, has made it to the last 20 in his age range of the Wicked Young Writers' Award. Connor is travelling to London tomorrow for the...
World's Wonders Await Discovery; VOICE OF THE NORTH
THIS morning, when I was making my cup of coffee, I saw on my sugar bag the words "cane sugar" and thought first of the West Indies and then of Eric Braithwaite, the author of To Sir With Love which was later made into a film. It's a long story how...
Youngsters Show MPs How to Behave
Byline: BERNARD TRAFFORD HOW do you know when a politician's lying? When his mouth moves. That's the old joke. Well, now an MP really has been caught lying. Former Immigration Minister Phil Woolas was found guilty by a judge of spreading false...

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