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 21, 2011

19-Year-Old Charged over Killing; Stepfather Allegedly Stabbed to Death after Family Row
Byline: Sophie Doughty ATEENAGER has been charged with murdering his stepfather. Steve McIntyre, 37, was stabbed to death during the early hours of Saturday following an alleged row at his home in Austen Place, South Stanley, County Durham. Three...
Abbott's Men Are Blunted by Blades
Sheffield United ..............................1 Carlisle United.................................0 A CONTROVERSIAL first-half goal was enough for Danny Wilson's Sheffield United to consolidate their place in the League One playoff places, but both...
Another Chance to Win Is Lost; Boro Boss Frustrated after Riverside Draw
Middlesbrough 2 Blackpool 2 TONY Mowbray reeled off a long list ofa frustrations after a disappointing day at the Riverside. His enterprising side were on top for long spells, created a flurry of excellent chances and twice went ahead but then had...
BA Believes Team-Mates Will Bounce Back
Byline: Stuart Rayner DEMBA Ba believes Newcastle have the strength of character to withstand their first league defeat this season. Before Manchester City's 3-1 home win on Saturday, no team had beaten the Magpies over 90 minutes this term....
Barclays Premier League Review
SWANSEA manager Brendan Rodgers refused to blame Angel Rangel after the defender's error helped Manchester United to a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard's careless pass out of defence was seized upon by Ryan Giggs, who duly set up Javier...
Bardsley Urges Touch of Patience
Byline: STEVE BROWN URGING patience against Wigan on Saturday, Phil Bardsley believes Sunderland have it within them to claim the muchneeded victory he feels they ought to have made theirs against Fulham, writes STEVE BROWN. The Black Cats were...
Battling Display Is a Point Gained
Byline: JEFF BOWRON Alfreton Town................................ 1 Gateshead ..................................... 1 WHILE most observers would argue a draw at second-bottom Alfreton Town represented two points dropped, Gateshead manager Ian Bogie...
Black Cats in Need of a Goal Poacher
Byline: Steve Brown THE day after Children in Need, here was Sunderland in need. They still are, if a little less so. While good enough to be the better team locked in stalemate, the Black Cats still lack the key to prise one open into victory....
Bruce Is Ready for Crunch Period
Byline: Steve Brown STEVE Bruce insists Sunderland's season is only now about to begin, believing its central third will define their Premier League campaign. And seeking both patience and potency in front of goal, the Black Cats boss says his...
Businesses Revise Plans as Confidence Falls
FIRMS are revising their job and investment plans after a "sharp fall" in confidence among senior business leaders, a new report has warned. Research by the CBI among 122 businessmen and women found that seven out of 10 were less optimistic about...
Business Grows through Roof of Attic Room to a Pounds 4.5m Turnover; Advertising Executive Julie Drummond Has Just Won the Top Prize at the North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. STEPHEN CAPE Finds out Why She Was Always Destined to Shine
Byline: STEPHEN CAPE AT school Julie Drummond admits she was a swot. She was determined to do well in her exams. "If you don't work hard you won't get anywhere" she confidently declared at the age of 14. It was an important time in her life when...
Cable Firm's Sales Hit Pounds 7m in First Year
Byline: Iain Laing ACABLE supply company has seen sales of pounds 7m in its first year of trading and expects to double turnover next year. Hartlepool firm Expert Cables supplies electrical cables to UK electrical wholesalers and was established...
Cameron Urged to Back Exports Drive; Region Looks to Capitalise on Strengths
Byline: Adrian Pearson DAVID Cameron will today be urged to back the North East's exporting strengths as business leaders from the region head to the CBI conference. A delegation from the region will make clear to the Prime Minister, who is due...
Cannabis 'Farmer' Jailed for Two Years after Raid
A VIETNAMESE man brought to the North East to tend cannabis farms has been jailed for two years. Tri Van Li, 33, was found when police raided a house in Sunderland, along with a bumper crop of cannabis plants being grown in every room. Li fled...
Can You Help Little Archie to Reach His Dream? Family Launches Pounds 50,000 Appeal to Fly Youngster to St Louis for Operation
Byline: Emma King THE race is on for a family to raise pounds 50,000 for their son to have an operation that will change his life. Little Archie Anderson just wants to be able to run about and chase after his friends in the playground. The...
Competitors Facing a Grim Fight for Survival
FALTERING demand for 'big-ticket' electrical items and holidays will be measured next week when Dixons Retail and Thomas Cook post results. Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail is expected to reveal further sales declines and widening first-half...
Construction Giant Looks to Create 200 More Jobs
Byline: Iain Laing MORE than 200 jobs will be created over the next year at the new Tyneside offices of construction giant Balfour Beatty. The jobs will come following the success of the group's customer support centre which, after just seven months,...
Council Chief Steps Down after 20 Years; Work to Find His Replacement Will Start This Week
Byline: Andrew Glover THE chief executive of a North East council is retiring after more than 20 years with the authority. Roger Kelly, who has been in charge of Gateshead Council for the last eight years, will stand down in March. He previously...
Cue for Couch Potatoes; Much Attention Has Been Given to the Issue of Childhood Obesity, but What Does Being Overweight as a Youngster Mean for Your Wellbeing in Later Life? DR SARAH McMULLEN, an Expert and Author of New Research on the Issue, Reports
Byline: DR SARAH McMULLEN MORE and more children are becoming obese, and the impact of this on their future health is a huge concern. We know that being obese as an adult is a bad thing - you are much more likely to develop diabetes, high blood...
Cuggy Defiant despite Blyth Draw; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH
Blyth Spartans ...................................... 3 Hinckley Utd ......................................... 3 STEVE Cuggy admits Blyth Spartans are in "trouble" at the bottom of Blue Square Bet North, writes STEVE BROWN. However, the Croft Park...
David Wells
Having spent the weekend mulling things over what's the decision this morning? Do you feel the same of have you calmed down Aries? It's a good day to take talk rather than march up and down having a rant. Just saying. Although you like to think...
Deep Down, Tyneside Rocks; New Addition to Collection at City Gallery
Byline: Tony Henderson ABOREHOLE beneath Tyneside has produced another addition to a scientist's collection of some of the most inaccessible rocks on the planet. Newcastle University geologist Professor Paul Younger has put on display the result...
Drivers Get under River at the Double; Refurbished Tunnel Opens Ahead of Time
Byline: Andy Hughes CONGESTION at the North East's worst traffic blackspot is set to ease when the two Tyne Tunnels become fully operational for the first time today. The pounds 260m New Tyne Crossing project will open this morning after four...
Duke Wins Praise for Wind Outburst; Philip Describes Turbines as Useless
Byline: Paul Tully ANTI-WIND FARM campaigners in the North East last night welcomed fierce criticism of the turbines by the Duke of Edinburgh. In a blistering attack on the rising tide of wind turbine developments, the Duke described wind farms...
Dunne Banking on the Feelgood Factor
Byline: John Curtis RICHARD Dunne is determined the success he has enjoyed with the Republic of Ireland will continue for Aston Villa during a testing period - starting with tonight's game at Tottenham Hotspur. Defender Dunne is on cloud nine...
EU Needs to Show More Togetherness
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN THE political differences between the UK and some of the driving forces in Europe were particularly exposed toward the back end of last week. While the row between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and David Cameron revolve...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Durham City..................................... 2 Salford City ...................................... 4 DICKIE Ord blasted his Durham City players after they turned in their worst display of the season, writes JAMES HUNTER. The Citizens came from...
Fa Carlsberg Vase / Stl Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT DUNSTON UTS topped the scoring charts and will be one of eight STL Northern League sides in today's FA Carlsberg Vase third round draw, writes MALCOLM PRATT. The Tynesiders blitzed Blackwell MW from start to finish and ended...
Familiarity Breeds Success for Falcons; Newcastle Seal Padova Hat-Trick
Byline: Mark Smith Petrarca Padova 3 Newcastle Falcons 33 IT feels like Newcastle Falcons away wins are as regular as sightings of Halley's Comet, but a familiar venue produced a familiar result on Saturday. Three times they have visited Italian...
Father of Murdered Paula Tells of His Torment
A FATHER whose daughter died at the hands of a serial killer in Suffolk has revealed how he is being tormented by conspiracy theorists. Brian Clennell's daughter Paula was one of five women murdered by Steve Wright almost five years ago. The...
Fire Brigade Faces Up to Pounds 14m in Cuts; A Third of the Force's Budget to Be Scrapped
Byline: Francesca Infante FIRE chiefs will today be told to prepare to scrap fire engines as the force faces up to pounds 14m worth of "staggering" cuts. Officers at the Tyne and Wear Authority are to meet today to discuss the next round of Government...
Funding for Farmers to Improve the Land
Byline: Iain Laing FARMERS have been asked to join a scheme which can bring them funding to improve their land. The Government is writing to farmers nationwide to join the latest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme which is managed by Natural England....
'I'm Still the Right Man for Blues Job' AVB Confident of Roman Support
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2 ANDRE Villas-Boas is confident Roman Abramovich remains fully behind his Chelsea revolution despite the club crashing to their fourth defeat of the season. Blues boss Villas-Boas claimed billionaire owner Abramovich would not...
Internet Start-Up Success
A MARKET-LEADING software technology business with offices in the UK and the US has grown from four to 14 highly-skilled staff, and seen revenue exceed expectation by more than 200% in its first 18 months. Sunderland-based SaleCycle is now expanding...
Jamie Follows Dream to Be His Own Boss
Byline: Iain Laing ANORTH Tyneside "Jack of all trades" has found a way of buying the clothes he loves and a job that has given him the direction he was looking for. Jamie Wood, 33, from Whitley Bay, has held jobs as a taxi driver, plasterer...
Mafia Supergrass Breaks Cover for Movie Anniversary
A former gangster who inspired one of the main characters in Goodfellas is in Newcastle tonight for a screening of the film 21 years to the day of its British release. DAN ROBINSON reports GANGSTER, grass and the original Goodfella Henry Hill had quite...
Narrowing the Gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots Could Help Us All in the End
Byline: GEORGE HEPBURN CARLOS Slim is the richest man in the world. According to Forbes magazine, he has overtaken Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The lesser known Slim owns nearly all the telephones in Mexico and much else besides. He is an avid...
Network to Gain Contracts; COMPETE NORTH EAST
QUITE simply, in order for your business to grow, you need to either expand existing business relationships or be successful at winning new contracts. There are significant private and public sector contracts available but competition is fierce....
New Hope at Last for Former Hotel; Site Could Be Mix of Houses and Flats
Byline: Paul Tully AN eyesore former hotel which has stood empty and decaying for six years could be set for a new lease of life. And that would bring cheers all round for the Northumberland village of Allendale. Locals say the old-fashioned...
Nicky Has High Hopes for Chablais; Saraband
NICKY Henderson has a superb record at Kempton and his exciting youngster Chablais must be followed in the Halcyon Gallery Novices' Chase today. The six-year-old has only been seen in competitive action twice, kicking off his racing career by winning...
Northern Alliance
Byline: JON TAIT NEW signing Chris Fairless has proved an instant hit at Stocksfield and his last-gasp winner gave them three points at Ponteland United. Fairless fired in a penalty on his debut for the Griffins last weekend and he repeated the...
North to Take Back Vital Cash for Jobs; Money Can Be Lent out to Businesses
Byline: Adrian Pearson AMULTI-MILLION pound job-creating loan fund has been secured for North East businesses. The development comes after long running concerns that repayments from millions of pounds in EU and Government loan funds would be...
Now Comes Newcastle's Biggest Test; Magpies Must Respond to Suffering First Defeat
Byline: Stuart Rayner IT was supposed to mark the start of the first rigorous test of Newcastle United's credentials this season, but we will have to wait for next week's re-sit before drawing any worthwhile conclusions. For 45 minutes the Magpies...
Now Showing
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 (12A) The final chapter of the Twilight series has been cleaved in two, with the concluding instalment due next year. When we left Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), she had chosen to marry vampire Edward (Robert...
Npower League Championship
TWO fabulous strikes from Paul Gallacher ensured Nigel Pearson's second stint at Leicester got off to the perfect start with a 3-0 win. Former Newcastle United coach and Middlesbrough player Pearson left Hull last week to retake the reins at the...
Offenders May Be Used to Clear Snow; Council Plans for Another Severe Winter
Byline: Paul Tully OFFENDERS serving probation could be recruited to clear pathways if and when heavy winter snow hits the region. The suggestion has been made to Northumberland County Council by the county's Probation Service. And, as the...
Osborne Says Labour Locked in Rock Deal; Virgin Money Move 'Best for the North East'
Byline: Andrew Glover THE last Labour Government struck a secret deal with EU finance chiefs to sell Northern Rock by 2013, Chancellor George Osborne will claim today. Mr Osborne is expected to reveal details of the agreement as he responds to...
Pardew Still Positive as Run Is over; Pardew Still Positive in Defeat
ALAN Pardew declared a "minor triumph" from Newcastle United's first defeat of the Premier League season, and praised the fringe players who helped bring it about, writes STUART RAYNER. The Magpies were beaten 3-1 at Manchester City on Saturday,...
Peacock Bemoans a Chance Wasted; RUGBY LEAGUE
England ......................................... 8 Australia...................................... 30 ENGLAND captain Jamie Peacock admits he is hurting after watching another chance to end Australia's domination slip away. It was a depressingly...
Quakers' Victory Lifts the Spirits
Byline: RAY SIMPSON Ebbsfleet United..............................1 Darlington .......................................3 THERE IS plenty of life left in Darlington after a well-deserved victory at Stonebridge Road, writes RAY SIMPSON. There has...
Revolution's No Spring Chicken; Opinion
Byline: Peter Troy SCANNING my self-selected "focus group" of market commentators last week, I was struck by a comment from the South African-owned Ashburton Limited, based in Jersey. Their online brief states: "It appears that so many governments...
Shooting Star Shows No Sign of Burning Out
PAUL Nicholls has held firm as many have called for the retirement of Kauto Star and the old warrior repaid his faith with an emotional victory at Haydock. Nicholls has insisted throughout that the dual Gold Cup winner was still showing a healthy...
Signings Could Feature at Quins
Byline: MARK SMITH NEWCASTLE Falcons could be set to field a trio of new signings for Sunday's trip to Aviva Premiership leaders Harlequins, writes MARK SMITH. Tongan wing Suka Hufanga, Samoan international flanker Taiasina Tu'ifua and South...
Spot on, Philip - This Is a Right Royal Cock-Up; Columnist
Byline: Tom Gutteridge INEVER thought I'd see the day. They say that you get more reactionary when you get older. But agreeing with Prince Philip? Everyone knows he has the views of a 140-year-old. I thought I'd be safe for at least another decade....
Trial of Gaddafi Son 'Will Prove Regime' Seif Al-Islam Will Be Tried in His Homeland
Byline: Theo Usherwood LIBYAN leaders will use the trial of Seif al-Islam to demonstrate their difference from Gaddafi's brutal regime, a Foreign Office Minister said yesterday. Muammar Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya rather than handed over...
Virgin Money Eyes Early Float after Rock Takeover
Byline: Andrew Mernin THE new high street bank formed by Virgin Money's pounds 747m takeover of Northern Rock could list on the stock market within two years, according to reports. The flotation of the bank would reportedly release a payment...
Water Music for Geordies; an Award-Winning Filmmaker and a Local Music Legend Have Combined with North East Stars Young and Old to Make a DVD Which Captures the Heart and Soul of the River Tyne. MIKE KELLY Reports
Byline: MIKE KELLY ACCLAIMED documentary maker Geoff Wonfor is having a laugh with his friends, work colleagues and fellow members of the 'Newcastle 6', Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell. The Newcastle 6 - a group whose nickname the three have seemingly...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT BOLDON CA just edged Prudhoe Town in a seven-goal thriller on South Tyneside. Dean Robinson and Scott Ormston had the West Tyne side two goals up at the interval, but Boldon battled back with strikes from Michael Meek, Shaun...
'We Spun Cards across the Street, You Kept Whatever Your Cards Landed On' NOW AND THEN
BRENDAN Healy's early career as a musician began playing keyboards in groups around his native North East - most famously with the legendary rock band Lindisfarne. In the 70s, he was playing keyboards on the children's TV series Razzmatazz and began...
Why Sovereign Debt Hits Us All; SHARE WATCH
Byline: SCOTT FARNETTI JAMES Carville, the American political consultant and pundit, famously joked at the beginning of the Clinton adminis tration in the early 1990s: "I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president...
Winning Pool Seeking Home Comforts
Scunthorpe United ................................ 0 Hartlepool United.................................. 2 WITH back-to-back home games to come in the next ten days, Hartlepool United's season could be about to take off. Two points shy of the League...
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