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 3, 2011

15,000 Nurses Say They Fear for Jobs; NHS Staff Worried over Their Futures
Byline: Jane Kirby SOME 15,000 nurses and healthcare assistants expect to be made redundant in the next 12 months while cuts are impacting on patient care, according to a poll. One in 20 (5%) of 8,000 staff surveyed said they thought they would...
A Dream Arc Win; Starke Conquers Paris
AN ever-increasing feeling in the days building up to the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe that fillies could hold sway proved more than accurate as unheralded German raider Danedream led home a 1-2-3 for the fairer sex. Danedream had arrived at...
All Ends Well for Joinery Team
Byline: Peter McCusker AJOINERY business which specialises in supplying staircases to the some of the country's biggest housebuilders has been bought out of liquidation. Blyth-based Quayside Joinery had been owned by the Blyth Harbour Commission...
As the Weather Turns Cold Again, We Need a Little More Warmth; Columnist
Byline: Tom Gutteridge IHOPE you've all remembered to fit your winter tyres. Having been cruelly teased with a glimpse of summer, there's a rumour going about in weather circles that we'll be under a foot of snow by the end of next week. Nothing...
Barclays Premier League Round-Up
over Blackburn Manchester FRANK Lampard underlined his importance to Chelsea with a hat-trick at the Reebok Stadium as the Blues closed the gap at the top of the Premier League on a day to forget for Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. Lampard and Daniel...
Bendtner Happy to Lead from the Front
COURAGE, fight and heart were qualities associated with the Vikings and Sunderland's own Nordic warrior Nicklas Bendtner had plenty of that in his locker to help the Black Cats come back from the dead, writes MATT LESLIE. Their side two-nil down...
Benefits to You of Your Firm's CSR
Byline: CAROLE WHITE IN the past decade or so, the concept known as corporate social responsibility (CSR) has developed, so what is CSR and how can it benefit you as a business? CSR describes the principle that companies can and should make a positive...
Care Homes Now under New Owner; Operators Replace Failed Provider
Byline: Stephen Cape DOZENS of care homes from the failed company Southern Cross were transferred to new owners in the North East this weekend. The biggest operator, Bondcare, now has 33 homes employing around 1,600 staff and caring for thousands...
Carlisle Boss Left Ruing Slow Start
Walsall .................................................. 1 Carlisle United....................................... 1 MATT Robson's wonderful equaliser helped Carlisle United recover from an indifferent first-half performance and heap the pressure...
CHILD OF THE 80s
Byline: Karen Wilson WITH our usual Child of the 80s on holiday, I was delighted to be deemed a suitable replacement. So what topic could I possibly cover that? The answer was simple - haircuts. As soon as I hunted out a suitable photo of...
Clarizon Aiming to Clean Up with New Technology
Byline: Iain Laing ACOMPANY whose invention could revolutionise cleaning, food sterilisation and water purification has landed more than pounds 600,000 to start manufacturing. Newcastle University spin-out business Clarizon has spent six years...
Conservatives Told It's Time They Listened; Major Lobbying Effort Begins at Conference
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE Conservatives will this week come under sustained pressure to intervene in the North East as a series of interest groups prepare to tell ministers "it's time to listen." Senior Tories gathering for the party's Manchester...
Crown Counsel Can Be Good Choice
Byline: Saraband CROWN Counsel can be considered a worthy ally for the David Brotherton Stewarding Handicap at Pontefract today. Those punters who have followed the three-year-old colt this summer may beg to differ, of course, as he has, on the...
Cup Win Eases the Pressure on Cuggy
Blyth Spartans ................................2 Bedlington Terriers.........................1 IN a way, this may be worth more than pounds 4,500 to Blyth Spartans. Or more specifically to Steve Cuggy. The Croft Park club boss was under pressure...
Diamonds Shine to Leave Bandits Empty-Handed
SPEEDWAY Newcastle Diamonds .............................. 48 Berwick Bandits ..................................... 41 HAVING won the battle to ensure last night's Premier League meeting went ahead despite the rain, Newcastle Diamonds triumphed on...
Eagles Prove Party Poopers; Flournoy's Men Win to Spoil the Wildcats' Big Night Durham Wildcats 66 Newcastle Eagles 88
NEWCASTLE Eagles may well have finished victorious on the scoresheet, but the real winner in Newton Aycliffe was North East basketball, writes JEFF KING. Durham Wildcats became the newest professional top-tier British basketball franchise and put...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Durham City..................................... 3 Bamber Bridge................................. 0 DICKIE Ord hailed Durham City's win over Bamber Bridge as his side's best performance of the season so far, writes JAMES HUNTER. City brushed aside...
Ex-City Minister Tells HSBC to Move to Paris
Byline: Peter Cripps FORMER City minister Lord Myners has suggested that HSBC should move its UK retail arm to Paris to avoid the proposed banking reforms, it was reported yesterday. The Government is considering measures suggested by the Independent...
Fa Cup Second Qualifying Round / Stl Northern League
TWO through, one out and one to try again, succinctly sums up the STL Northern League's involvement in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Hebburn Town stole the limelight with their victory over Runcorn Linnets and Spennymoor...
Fans' Frenzy Shocks Former Red Devils
Byline: Matt Leslie THE passion and intensity of the Sunderland support has surprised the former Manchester United contingent at the club, according to Black Cats boss Steve Bruce. Wes Brown (pictured right) and John O'Shea arrived on Wearside...
Flood of Support for Toby to Start
FORMER captain Martin Corry believes England would be served better by selecting Toby Flood instead of Jonny Wilkinson for next weekend's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal showdown with France. Wilkinson (pictured below) had another nightmare day with the...
Funding Bid for Crumbling School; Long-Running Campaign to Rebuild Dilapidated Building to Be Revived
Byline: Brian Daniel ALONG-RUNNING campaign to replace a crumbling Northumberland school building is being revived with a bid for funding set to be made. Northumberland county councillors are today likely to agree that a bid for Private Finance...
Grassroots Football Coaches Sow the Seeds of Community Spirit; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
GRASSROOTS football is a vital part of life in the North East, where football has always played a huge role in bringing communities together. But whether it's young kids taking their first steps in the game, boys and girls playing after school or adult...
Hague Praises Clegg's Role in the Coalition; Cameron Says New Plans Will Boost Building
Byline: William Green FOREIGN Secretary William Hague has hailed Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's contribution to Government. In his conference speech, Mr Hague also defended the decision to form the coalition with the Liberal Democrats and...
Harvest Is Down but It Could Have Been Worse
Byline: Karen Dent THE 2011 cereal harvest is down on last year but is not as poor as had first been feared. There were concerns that yields would be worse because of the very dry weather in the spring but final results from the NFU member survey...
'I Did a Painting of My First Kiss, outside Woolworths When I Was Just a Teenager' NOW AND THEN
CHRIS Gollon has been a full-time artist for the past 20 years so at 58 he describes himself as a relatively late starter. A painter and printmaker, he became popular for his paintings of human relationships and his stylised figures which are infused...
It's Not Child's Play; Fewer Babies Are Being Adopted Than Ever before, despite a Rise in Children Being Taken into Care. HANNAH DAVIES Asks Why
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES DESPITE thousands of babies being in the care system and plenty of would-be parents wanting to give them homes, only 60 babies were adopted in the UK last year. That figure was down from 150 babies being adopted in 2007...
Monday Feedback
AFTER writing in to thank us for our coverage of a number of cycling initiatives, including the Northern Rock Cyclone, a few months ago, T Liddle of Hexham has been back in touch to pull us up over our recent reporting of his beloved sport. Mr Liddle...
Mowbray Is Feeling Positive; Boro Held Again but Boss Happy
Reading 0 Middlesbrough 0 M IDDLESBROUGH may have been held to a third successive goalless draw, but boss Tony Mowbray is taking the positives from a recordbreaking start. The stalemate at Reading followed hot on the heels of 0-0 Riverside draws...
New Crusaders Head out on Their Mission; Following the Footsteps of 1936 Marchers
Byline: Rob Pattinson ANEW generation of Jarrow Marchers reached Durham last night, as campaigners continued to protest over rising education costs and lack of jobs. The group, following in the footsteps of the 200 North East men and women who...
Northern Alliance
Byline: JON TAIT IT is becoming a scrap at the bottom of the table as Stocksfield, Rutherford and Ponteland United all picked up wins. Scott Johnson took just 60 seconds to shoot Stocksfield ahead at Blyth Town, and Steve Forster added the second,...
Pardew Hails Positive Spirit
ALAN Pardew has praised his united Newcastle team for their positive attitude on and off the pitch, writes STUART RAYNER. He drew attention to the team spirit blatantly obvious to anyone who saw them battle to a 2-1 victory at Molineux on Saturday....
Plater to Aim High with Her New Site
FORMER buy.at account manager Ruth Plater is hoping to establish a popular price comparison site for people who love outdoor sports. The Newcastle-born skier and snowboarder has started up chasingair.com from her new home in Cologne, where she works...
Pounds 8m Revamp Opens at Students' Centre; Union Building Opening after Refurbishment
Byline: Nicola Weather STUDENTS at Newcastle University are set to benefit from a multi-million pound revamp of one the campus' most popular buildings. The historic Students' Union has reopened its doors following an pounds 8m renovation that...
Quakers Bag Their First Win in Seven; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Darlington .......................................2 Newport County ..............................0 DARLINGTON manager Mark Cooper has a full week to work with his players and restore more confidence after they won for the first time in seven games,...
Real Change, Not Radicalism; Views of the North
WHEN it comes to the failure of the economy, Denise Robertson is right to empathise with the suffering masses but then fails them by shying away from any radical conclusions (J2 column, September 27). Once again Denise feels the global situation...
Regional Round-Up
Byline: MARK SMITH BLAYDON continued their impeccable home run, toppling SSE National One table-toppers Fylde 33-17. Director of rugby Micky Ward's side had taken maximum points from both of their previous home dates, and it was no different...
Relief as Falcons Seal Win; Boot of Gopperth Stings Wasps
Byline: Mark Smith Newcastle Falcons 15 Wasps 10 YOU would think they had won the cup judging by the scenes at the end, but the relief was understandable as Newcastle Falcons tasted Premiership victory for the first time in more than six months....
Robert's Blind Ambition; A Plumber and Diver, despite His Disability
Byline: Paul Tully DESPITE being blind from birth, Robert Ainsley-Raffel has never let his disabilities stop him achieving his ambitions. He is already well on the way to becoming a qualified plumber, and even trains his own greyhound. Now the...
Scottish League Third Division
Byline: IAN SMITH Berwick Rangers.............................. 0 Annan Athletic.................................. 1 BERWICK Rangers boss Jimmy Crease admitted he was disappointed with the result against Annan after back-to-back wins, but he was...
Shoppers Taste the Flavours of Our Region; Metrocentre Hosts Major Food Festival
Byline: Katharine Capocci FLAVOURS of the North East were on offer to visitors to a food festival at the weekend. The Taste at the Metrocentre event served as a showcase for some of the region's finest artisan food producers and suppliers. ...
Showbiz News
SHOWBIZ NEWS DOMINIC COOPER has told how he was turned down for a film role because he looked like "a thug". The Devil's Double star, 33, said that director STEPHEN FREARS was right to reject the actor for the part. He told Living South magazine: "He...
Simpson's Hailing Telepathic United
Byline: Stuart Rayner HOURS on the training ground have given Newcastle United a degree of telepathy, according to defender Danny Simpson. Although the Magpies needed some good fortune and indifferent officiating to maintain their unbeaten run...
Sun Goes in. and Isn't Coming Back; but the Rest of the Country Basks in a Heatwave
Byline: Rob Pattinson IT really was grim up North yesterday as the region missed out on record-breaking sunshine. Rain clouds covered the North East as most of the country basked in the glorious, unseasonal October heat. Just 24 hours after...
Supermarket Giants Set to Battle It out in Figures
TESCO and Sainsbury's will go head to head this week when the supermarket giants present figures from a tricky summer trading period. Tesco's pounds 500m price-cutting campaign has been hailed as a boost for under-pressure households, but in the...
Taxman Is Gunning for the Online Traders
ONLINE traders are being warned they could be sitting on a tax timebomb. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a clampdown on people selling through websites like the eBay online auction house. Investigators are using new 'web robot'...
Teenager Hopes to Train Artistic Stars of Future
Byline: Karen Dent ATEENAGER who has just graduated from the same course as X-Factor winner Joe McElderry has started his own performing arts business - so he doesn't have to leave his native North East. Aaron Phillips started Xpress Urself to...
Testing Week for Cats Ends with at Least a Bit of Hope
Byline: Matt, Leslie AFTER five minutes Steve Bruce must have been wondering who he had upset in a previous life. Defensive errors aplenty had allowed West Brom to race into an early two-goal lead and it seemed the final denouement on a turbulent...
The Legend That Was Riverside; the Riverside Was Once Described by the Fall's Mark E Smith as a Youth Club Run by Communists, but That Didn't Stop It from Becoming a Top Alternative Music Venue - or Maybe It's the Reason Why It Did. Now a New Book Has Captured Its Unique History. MIKE KELLY Reports
Byline: MIKE KELLY IT was small, cramped and if you got stuck behind a pillar when it was packed you could see next to nothing, but from 1985-99 Riverside developed a legendary reputation on the music scene. During that time it hosted Nirvana's...
The Little Train Has Steamed Its Way Up North; Famed Writer's Child's Tale Is at Seven Stories
Byline: David Whetstone THE lighter side of one of the Britain's best-loved novelists is being celebrated on Tyneside. Graham Greene is best remembered as the author of adult novels such as Brighton Rock and The Third Man but yet a lesser known...
There Is Good News out There; SHARE WATCH ANDREW MILLER
AMONG the doom and gloom it is perhaps easy to overlook some slightly more positive recent news. GERMAN PARLIAMENT BACKS EFSF EXPANSION German parliament recently approved measures to bolster the European financial stability facility (EFSF) after...
The Threat of Moving Too Quickly
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN LIKE many other aspects of public service provision, the Government is taking a radical and comprehensive approach to transforming the further education (FE) sector. There is much to be welcomed in 'New Challenges, New Chances'...
Thrown to Wolves, but United Prevail
Byline: Stuart Rayner THE development of Alan Pardew's new-look Newcastle United took another step at the weekend when the Magpies proved they can play badly and win. It surely was not October - the heat was stifling and Newcastle yet to suffer...
Tommy Takes a Stand on What's Funny; Something Funny's Happening in Newcastle. DAVID WHETSTONE Tours the Stand as the First Night Line-Up Is Announced
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE IT'S still a bit of a building site but Tommy Sheppard is smiling, as befits the director of Newcastle's first purposebuilt comedy club which is due to open to the public on October 27. The opening line-up for The Stand,...
Two Are Charged as Rapist Is Killed; Inmates Held after Prisoner Dies in His Cell
Byline: Sarah Scott TWO inmates at a high security North East jail were last night charged with the murder of a fellow prisoner who was behind bars for raping a schoolgirl. Mitchell Dean Harrison, 23 was found dead in his cell at HM Prison Frankland,...
Tynesiders Held but Still out in Front; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Gateshead .......................................1 Tamworth ........................................1 GATESHEAD will go into tomorrow night's top three-clash at home to Wrexham as league leaders despite a calamitous second half against Tamworth, writes...
Wadsworth's Quick to Rally His Troops
Hartlepool United.................................. 0 Sheffield Wednesday ............................ 1 WITH their unbeaten run at an end, Mick Wadsworth has challenged his Hartlepool United players to go again. Pool lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday...
Walker Earns Spurs in Style
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Arsenal 1 KYLE Walker wrote himself into Tottenham folklore by scoring a 30-yard screamer to give Harry Redknapp's team the spoils in the north London derby at White Hart Lane. Against the run of play, Tottenham took the lead...
'We're Not Trying to Subvert Capitalism. We're Trying to Bring out the Positive Benefits of Enterprise Instead' Paul Chandler Started His Career at Barclays Bank and for the Last Decade He's Been a Leading Figure in Battling for a Fairer Approach to World Trade. JOHN HILL Finds out More about How Traidcraft's CEO Hopes to Change the World for the Better
Byline: JOHN HILL T'S not just about the money. ITraidcraft's chief executive Paul Chandler makes this point more than once on a warm weekday morning in Gateshead's Team Valley Trading Estate, perched not far from a bowl of the company's Fairtrade-labelled...
Wildlife Numbers Thrive at Nature Reserve
THE number of bird species spotted on a key nature reserve on Wearside has topped 150 for the first time. Durham Wildlife Trust's Rainton Meadows site was created from an opencast site near Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. It is the location of the...
Will We Be Pipped by Liverpool Again? Newcastle and North West City Compete
Byline: Tom Mullen CITY leaders' bid to make Newcastle Europe's green capital is facing stiff competition from old rivals Liverpool, it has emerged. Senior councillors mingling at last week's Labour Party conference discovered their exciting...
Winner Holds off Dunhill Big Guns
MICHAEL Hoey wrote another glorious chapter in the remarkable story of Northern Irish golf after holding off illustrious compatriots Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to win the Dunhill Links Championship. Hoey, who began the week ranked 271st in...
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