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 December 2, 2011

A New 'Old' Stout Is a Bit of All White
Byline: RICHARD FLETCHER IT'S not often you get to write about a new beer, and to be fair, Durham Brewery's latest innovation isn't completely new. But given that a white stout was last made about 200 years ago, it's probably safe to say no one...
Anglers Make Use of Mild Weather
WITH the weather still relatively mild, coarse anglers have been taking advantage and catching fish. Some very good catches have been made on The Angel complex with pellet and maggot working, as well as corn. On Whittle Dene, Steve Woods has...
Appeal to Help Save Painting; Restoration of Historic Artwork
Byline: Neil McKay A NORTH East museum is appealing for funds to help conserve an important Spanish painting that has been waiting for its time in the limelight for nearly 50 years. The challenge, which runs from 10am on Monday until Wednesday...
Bankrolling Our History; with More Than Two Million People Visiting Tyne and Wear's Museums and Galleries Last Year, a Current Funding Bid Could Not Be More Crucial. TONY HENDERSON Reports
Byline: TONY HENDERSON THE museums of the North East are the repositories for centuries of history which have shaped the character and identity of the region in which we live today. They reflect its importance through the ages, from its status as...
Banks Dragging Us into Recession; Views of the North
I AM sure we've all got views on the public sector day of action and I'm sure we'll all agree that people have the right to withdraw their labour in pursuit of a legitimate interest to themselves. I am interested in people's views on another "strike"...
Cathedral Is Lighting the Way Forward; Tower to Be Lit for First Time in Decades
Byline: Rob Phillips NEWCASTLE'S Anglican cathedral will turn back the clock next week to recreate a piece of North East history. The tower at St Nicholas Cathedral will be lit for the first time in decades on Tuesday to commemorate the days when...
Chancellor Dishes out Further Pain; Opinion
Byline: Dave Anderson THE gloves are off thanks to the Chancellor's clear mini-budget. Sadly, it's not a pretty sight for very many people and the North. The Prime Minister's favourite tune, we're all in it together, has been replaced by some...
Council Is to Give Film Certificate to Be Shown; Rare Move to Let Audiences See Work
Byline: Dave Black AWRITER is to have her new film exposed to the critical gaze of a panel of elected councillors - so that it can be shown to audiences at village halls and community centres in Northumberland. In rare move, licensing councillors...
Day of Action against Cuts Was Fantastic; Views of the North
UNLIKE some of the more partisan sections of the media, The Journal's coverage of the Pensions Justice Day of Action strikes was broad, balanced and gave a good flavour of how it actually felt to be on the march and rally from Gateshead to Newcastle....
Deaths
ALLEN (Ashington). Formerly of Newsham. Peacefully on 29th November 2011, aged 80 years, George, beloved husband of the late Doreen, much loved dad of Gillian and Jonathon, loving granda of Aimee and James and fatherinlaw of John. George will be greatly...
Duke Lays Down the Gauntlet to Entrepreneur
Byline: Dave Black TWO good causes will share thousands of pounds between them after the Duke of Northumberland accepted a cheeky charity challenge laid down by a North East philanthropist. Entrepreneur Brian Burnie agreed to donate pounds 1,000...
Eagles Can Land a Win - Thomson; New Boy Is Confident of Overcoming Riders
Byline: Stuart Rayner L EICESTER Riders' spectacular second-half comeback could do them as much harm as good when the sides meet again tonight, according to Andy Thomson. The two teams with 100% records in this season's British Basketball League...
Evidence Destroyed in Corruption Case; Urgent Review after Police Freed by Judge
Byline: Antony Stone AN urgent review into the dramatic collapse of a multimillion-pound police corruption trial will look at why vital evidence was destroyed. Eight former police officers walked free from court yesterday after hearing that top...
Ex-Falcon Harden Is out to Prove a Point
Byline: MARK SMITH RUPERT Harden will be out to prove a point tonight as the Gloucester prop lines up against the club which released him three years ago, writes MARK SMITH. The 25-year-old spent three seasons in the Newcastle Falcons' secondstring...
Expectations Are Not a Burden; Steve Bruce Blamed Expectations for His Demise as Sunderland Manager, While Opposite Number Alan Pardew Embraced Them. Stuart Rayner Looks for Lessons the Next Black Cats Boss Can Learn
ALAN Pardew might have sympathy - of sorts - for Steve Bruce, but the Newcastle United manager is too canny to fall into the trap which ensnared his local rival this week. Their polar opposite approaches to the task of managing North East expectations...
Family
FAMILY HAPPY FEET TWO (1hr 43 mins) Certificate: U Featuring the voices of: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Ava Acres, Hank Azaria, Richard Carter, Hugo Weaving, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Director: George Miller. Star rating: ??VE years...
Family Get Say on Tributes; Shirts and Scarves Are Left in Memory
Byline: Richard Fletcher CLUB officials at Newcastle United will liaise with the family of former player Gary Speed over the tributes being left to him at St James' Park. Large numbers of shirts, scarves and letters have been left at the ground...
Fingal Bay Eyes Up Sandown Glory
Byline: Saraband SANDOWN'S Christmas meeting kicks off with Fingal Bay set to be a worthy favourite in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle. The five-year-old is already a dual Grade Two winner this term having landed the Persian...
Flournoy Demands a Fast Start to Semi
FABULOUS Flournoy has demanded his Newcastle Eagles team repeat their fast start of last week to give them the best possible chance of improving on a surprisingly poor British Basketball League Cup record, writes STUART RAYNER. The perfectionist...
Fulham Hit by Injury to Duff; Striker Blow Rounds off Miserable Euro Night for Jol
FCTwente 1 Fulham 0 MARTIN JOL has revealed Damien Duff is set to miss Monday night's Premier League clash with Liverpool after he limped off during Fulham's 1-0 Europa League Group K defeat to FC Twente. The Cottagers knew three points in Holland...
Grant Will Mean Boost for Housing in the North
Byline: Andrew Hebden HUNDREDS of affordable homes are to be built in the North East and Cumbria after construction giant Esh Group was handed a pounds 10.4m grant by the Government. The County Durham company was one of just two private developers...
Grounds for Being Satisfied; INSIDE TRACK JAMES ARMSTRONG
WELL it is December 2 and it is not often I say we have had 29 meetings out of 29 so far this year. With only one more meeting to go we will do everything possible to ensure we achieve the 2011 full house when we host the Northumberland Christmas Chase...
Group on a Mission to Revive Fish Quay; Plans for Centre of History
Byline: Tony Henderson A NEW group has been set up to provide what it sees as the missing piece in the revival of North Shields Fish Quay. Called The Net, the group wants to establish an open centre where the story of the history of the fish...
HORROR THE THING (1Hr 42 [...]
HORROR THE THING (1hr 42 mins) Certificate: 15 Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen. Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Star rating: ?? 1982, John Carpenter directed the science-fiction horror The Thing which imagined...
Hydro Team Take a Dip; Green Energy Team in Bid for Pounds 100,000 Grant
Byline: Paul Tully THE icy water of the River Tyne in December is no place for bathers in bikinis - unless the future of green energy is at stake. Gillian Orrell, 38, is one of the team working to put the Hexham Hydro energy project - gleaning...
Injured Lucas in Pledge to Return
LIVERPOOL midfielder Lucas Leiva has vowed to return stronger from a knee injury which has ended his season. The Brazil international (pictured below) damaged the anterior crucial ligament in his left knee during Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Chelsea...
Italians Banking on Kind Groups; Fabio and Gio Fly out for Draw
Byline: Simon Stone ITALIAN duo Fabio Capello and Giovanni Trapattoni fly into Kiev today to discover their Euro 2012 fate, with England apparently the opponent of choice for continental Europe. Following the declaration of striker Ola Toivonen...
It's No Time to Hide, Region's Firms Warn
Byline: John Hill BUSINESSES in the North East yesterday warned against "talking manufacturing down" after a report indicated the sector had shrunk at its fastest pace for more than two years. The latest Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers'...
Jordy Wine for a Geordie Crowd
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE MY FAMILY persuaded me to part with a five-litre box of rather good red wine, which I'd bought in the south of France a few weeks ago, so that it could be shared around after a charity concert. I told the audience they could...
Kingfisher Flies High with Better Sales Figures
Byline: Beth Pearson Brewin THE FTSE 100 index ended the day down 16.1 points to close at 5,489.3 points yesterday. In company news, Kingfisher, the international retail business which owns brands such as B&Q and Screwfix, released its third-quarter...
King Issues Warning to Banks as Credit Crunch Storm Looms
Byline: Jamie Grierson BANK of England governor Sir Mervyn King yesterday urged banks to brace themselves for a potential eurozone collapse amid fears that Britain is caught in a second credit crunch. Sir Mervyn said financial systems around...
Late Jones Goal Sends Stoke into the Knockout Stages
Stoke ..................................................... 1 Dynamo Kiev ......................................... 1 KENWYNE Jones' late header secured Stoke the point they needed against Dynamo Kiev to book their place in the knockout stages of the...
Mall's Pounds 10m Makeover; Decision Due on Proposals for Centre
Byline: Tony Henderson PLANS for a pounds 10m facelift for a city centre shopping complex will be decided today. The scheme has been tabled by property group Hammerson, which completed the pounds 28m purchase of Monument Mall in Newcastle earlier...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.4533 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5197 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.3243 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1107 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.55 ...........dollars...
McCoy Steals the Show at Leicester
TONY McCoy stole the show on Leicester's all-hurdle card with a near 29-1 four-timer from five rides to take his tally for the campaign to 155. Two of his winners, Schism and Amuse Me, were for his main patron, Jonjo O'Neill, while Nicky Henderson's...
Metal Thieves Can Feel Wind Change; Tornado Will 'Choke the Market'
Byline: Joanne Butcher METAL thieves are facing tough new measures to stop them spreading disruption and misery. Operation Tornado will be trialled in the North East with the aim of "choking off the market" for the increasing number of metal...
MP Appointed to Board of Banknote Printing Company
BANKNOTE printer and anti-counterfeiting equipment maker OpSec Security has appointed an MP to the board as a non-executive director. Conservative MP for Bedford, Richard Fuller, has joined the company while Dick Povey is departing from the board...
Myth-Busting Youth Group Advisory Role for Teenager
A TEENAGER from Newcastle is one of seven to be selected to join a national youth advisory panel to promote a campaign dispelling myths about youths. The seven representatives have been handpicked by The Co-Operative Foundation from dozens of young...
O'Neill Is Set to Be New Cats Manager
MARTIN O'Neill is expected to be named the new manager of Sunderland today. O'Neill (pictured below) was a Sunderland fan in his youth and former chairman Niall Quinn tried and failed to make him his first managerial appointment in 2006. The...
PM Rejects Claims on Child Poverty; It's Because of Pension Rise, He Says
Byline: Andrew Woodcock DAVID Cameron yesterday challenged claims that the Government's austerity measures will increase child poverty and hit the poorest hardest. Official figures published in Chancellor George Osborne's autumn statement on...
Pounds 14.8m Deal for Testing Offshore Wind Turbines
Byline: Andrew Hebden A pounds 14.8m deal has been signed to build the world's largest facility for testing offshore wind turbines in Northumberland. The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth has awarded the contrcat to Shepherd Construction...
Putting Safety First on Metro Station Facelift
BUILDING work is now well under way to restore a Grade II-Listed structure dating back to 1882 in North Tyneside. Glazing is being fitted into the restored Victorian canopies at Tynemouth Metro station, as part of a pounds 3m facelift to the station....
Questioned Lecturer Denies Wrongdoing; Statement of 'Disillusioned' Journalist
Byline: Rob Phillips AJOURNALISM lecturer from the North East questioned over phone-hacking at the News of the World has issued a strenuous denial of any wrong doing. Bethany Usher, who worked at the axed Sunday tabloid and its former rival the...
Quickbites
Email your food and drink news to Katharine.Capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk BRASSERIE HAVEN: Break up a shopping trip with a smart Christmas lunch or tea at The Brasserie restaurant at John Lewis in Newcastle. It has a tempting festive menu, with two courses...
Rapid Rise in Liver Disease; Region Counts Health Cost of Heavy Drinking
Byline: Helen Rae Health ALCOHOLIC liver disease has soared among the young as hospital admissions have increased by more than 400% in the North East, new figures have shown. Research carried out by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, has...
Rescue Package on Energy Jobs
Byline: Adrian Pearson CITY leaders are preparing a rescue package aimed at saving Tyneside energy jobs. Newcastle Council is putting together a task force to ensure the nearly 1,000 staff working at Carillon Energy Services are not left without...
Risk to Green Jobs in Region
THE Government was yesterday accused of putting hundreds of North East jobs at risk because of "inept and unfair" changes to a solar power subsidy. Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah and Gateshead's Ian Mearns spoke out in the Commons after Carillion...
Robson Bags Monster Cod at Whitley
WITH only an hour of the Whitley Bay Evening Open left, Nick Robson, fishing from North Crab Hill, must have thought he had no chance as he only had two small pouting in his bag. That was until his rod buckled over and after a hard struggle Robson...
Same Old Pattern as Tiot Misses out; TIOTE UNABLE TO FACE CHELSEA
Byline: Stuart Rayner CHEICK Tiot will miss tomorrow's visit of Chelsea but, despite his return being put back on a near-weekly basis, manager Alan Pardew is confident the midfielder does not need knee surgery. The Ivorian was a key part of Newcastle...
Sapper Drove a Less Protected Vehicle; Inquest Is Told That Armoured Truck Was out of Action
Byline: Neil McKay ANORTH East soldier killed in Afghanistan was in an armoured vehicle with less protection than others in his convoy, an inquest was told yesterday. Sapper Daryn Roy, 28, from Dipton, near Stanley, County Durham, was killed...
Scorcese's Labour of Love
MARTIN Scorsese swaps the mean streets of New York for the wintry boulevards of 1930s Paris for this Oscar-tipped first foray into family films and the 3D format. It might revolve around the exploits of a pre-teenage boy and deal with themes of...
Shipyard Owner's Pounds 50m for Wind Turbines; Deal Will See Hundreds of Jobs Created
Byline: John Hill THE owner of a former Tyneside shipyard is preparing to invest pounds 50m in converting part of the site into a facility to make wind turbine foundations - creating hundreds of jobs. OGN Group is already using a section of Hadrian...
Strike Wasn't Rubbish. but It Left Some; Fear Bins Will Be Left Another Week
Byline: Stephen Cape THOUSANDS of rubbish bins across the North East have still not been emptied two days after a national strike crippled services across the region. The bins were left uncollected as part of Wednesday's public sector strikes....
Tackle the High Cost of Litigation; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
Byline: PETE TIGHE IN theory, construction adjudication should be a relatively low-cost method of dispute resolution. However, unlike in litigation or arbitration, it generally requires the disputing parties to bear their own legal costs. Therefore,...
Talented Kiwi Who Awoke My Inner Culture Vulture; Columnist
Byline: David Banks IUSED to think Hermann Goering had it just about right. "When I hear the word culture I reach for my revolver," said Hitler's evil deputy. He said this not once but dozens of times (so it seems sweetly appropriate that when the...
Teenager Found with Dead Seagull; Court Hears 18-Year-Old Was 'Tipsy'
Byline: Andrew Glover ATEENAGER who walked into a hotel with a dead seagull has appeared in court. Aaron Teasdale, 18, formerly of High Street East, Sunderland, had previously appeared before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with three...
The Government Seems like the Meanest Parents You Could Ever Hope to Have
Byline: KATE FOX FOR a while, aged 16 to 18, the Government acted like my parents. I wasn't officially in care, but I had left home, was living in a bedsit on income support and doing my A-levels. Hence, I was effectively under guardianship of...
There Could Be Some Changes [...]
Byline: David Wells There could be some changes on the work front that might not make you too happy initially, but give them time, think about what's really on offer rather than what's presented to you? Get creative; rise to the challenge. You...
There's Something about the Buoys; Artist Brushes Up on Marine Past at Tunnel
Byline: Tony Henderson ARTIST Lynda Nelson watched yesterday as the first of what will be millions of people admired her latest artwork. Lynda has painted three 6ft-wide former marine buoys which have been sited at the north end of the newly-refurbished...
The World's Your Oyster; Fancy Shucking Oysters and Devouring Them Street Food-Style in the Characterful Setting of Newcastle's Grainger Market? KATHARINE CAPOCCI Meets the Man Behind New Oyster and Shellfish Bar, Lindsay's to Go
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI FORGET your trendy oyster bars in London - with their accompanying eye-watering prices. The in place to go for shucking oysters and devouring the delicacies, street food-style, will soon be Lindsay's To Go, opening next...
Tynedale Rocked by Back-Line Absentees; REGIONAL PREVIEW
HAMISH Smales is among the numerous absentees for Tynedale tomorrow as they make the SSE National One trip to Wharfedale, writes MARK SMITH. Smales joins Joel Hodgson in being away at the Dubai Sevens, with Alan Rogers also unavailable for a Tynedale...
UK Beef Sector Sets Sights on Lucrative Chinese Markets
REPRESENTATIVES from the British beef industry have met a delegation of Chinese vets as part of their campaign to win a certificate to export UK beef to China. China is currently a massive market, with growing demand for beef products coupled with...
UK 'On Target to Cut Emissions by 2020'
THE UK is on track to exceed targets to slash emissions by a third by 2020 - and would have met the goal even without the recession, the Government said yesterday. The "carbon plan", detailing progress on and future plans for reducing greenhouse gases,...
Underdog Tag Suits Redpath Just Fine
GLOUCESTER coach Bryan Redpath is happy for his side to wear the tag of underdogs as they look to arrest a disappointing run of results when they meet Newcastle in the Aviva Premiership at Kingston Park tonight. The sixth-placed Cherry and Whites...
Uni Experts Taste Success in Funding
Byline: John Hill PROFESSORS at Newcastle University have received funding for a venture which will provide personalised advice on the right foods to eat. Northstar Ventures has pumped pounds 100,000 into Powerhouse Biologics, which aims to look...
Waddle Backs England's Young Guns
Byline: Simon Stone ENGLAND World Cup star Chris Waddle believes Fabio Capello has done the right thing by following Germany's lead and placing his faith in youth. Waddle was at the 2009 European Under-21 Championships when the core of Germany's...
Westwood and Schwartzel Share Lead; Golf
DEFENDING champion Lee Westwood and home favourite Charl Schwartzel share the lead after the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City. Westwood, who won by eight shots at the Gary Player Country Club last year, carded four birdies,...
We Were Due a Slice of Luck, Says Wigan's Martinez
WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez believes his side were due the slice of luck which helped them snatch their first win since August at the weekend. A mix-up between Sunderland goalkeeper Kieren Westwood and defender Wes Brown in the third minute of stoppage-time...
Why Some People Just Can't Change with Times
Byline: BILL OLDFIELD MY sister-in-law only drinks one type of wine. It's a well-known brand that's a blend of various grapes and she swears by it, feels confident and will never try another. While I can't help feeling she's missing something, it's...
Win a Luxury Pamper Package
To celebrate the launch of the new feel-good movie, New Year's Eve, hitting cinemas Thursday, December 8. We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a day of pampering ready for the party season. It could be you! Your prize includes: A haircut...
Woman in House Fire Was Strangled; Tributes Paid to Victim as Man Is Arrested by Police
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson and Sara Nichol AWOMAN found dead in a Northumberland house fire was strangled and beaten, detectives have revealed. The grim details have been released by murder squad detectives after they officially named the victim as...
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