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 22, 2011

Acting out Scripts from Children's Imaginations; BARBARA HODGSON Finds Today's a Perfect Excuse to Indulge in Some Child's Play
HE'S enjoyed the limelight on the London stage and on Broadway with Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters but right now Chris Connel is content to swap the glory for roles in rather less-known works. The Newcastle actor, who starred as the original Oliver...
A Journey Back in Time; Next Month a Special Charter Train Will Ferry Passengers from the North East to London or York - a Throwback to the Golden Age of Rail When the Iron Horse Ruled the Tracks. NEIL McKAY Has Already Sampled a Steam Excursion This Month Courtesy of the Railway Touring Company
THE leaves, red and gold, fluttered gently in the breeze, the water rippled, silver, below as the steam train crossed the river. "I half expected to see Jennyr Agutter standing waving a red flag," said the other half, referring to her favourite...
All Change for Young McIlroy
THE most dramatic year in Rory McIlroy's young life took another twist when it was announced he was parting company with the International Sports Management stable that includes Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke. The 22-year-old US Open champion, currently...
Alnwick Asked to Maintain Standards; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
JAK Alnwick has been told to "keep up the good work" by Gateshead boss Ian Bogie for today's visit to the Buck's Head to face AFC Telford, writes LEE RYDER. The England Under-20 keeper had a request from the Tynesiders sanctioned to have his loan...
... and Here's What the Critics Made of It All
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Here's a turn-up. Just when I thought the Turner Prize couldn't get more irrelevant if it tried, bingo, along comes a first-class shortlist and an exhibition as good as any I've seen in two decades of reviewing the event. This...
And So to Bed ... We Spend a Third of Our Lives There, So Our Bedroom Should Be a Cosy Place to Relax and Rest in, Says Claire Hornby
Byline: Claire Hornby AS autumn takes hold, we're increasingly thinking about hibernation, cosying up and snuggling down for what threatens to be a long, cold winter. Hibernating is a thoroughly appealing idea, but most of us have to brave the...
'Attacker' Jailed for Slaying; Prisoner Had Been Jailed for Part in Killing
Byline: Andy Hughes APRISONER on trial for the attempted murder of three prison guards was jailed for his part in a slaying over a drug dispute, his trial heard yesterday. Newcastle Crown Court heard Kevan Thakrar, who is accused of slashing...
A Way to Gee Up McDonald; Boro Manager Dabbles in the Psychology of Strikers
Byline: Matt Leslie M IDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has backed off-form striker Scott McDonald to rediscover his shooting boots and hit the goal trail. The Australian hitman was left out of Boro's 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest after a poor...
Baby Boomer Baby Buster?
KIM Wheeler from Tynemouth, North Tyneside, was born in January 1963. The 48-year-old family advice worker feels content and accepts she's in a fortunate financial position. With two occupational pensions, the mother-of-three is looking forward...
Bandits' Tour Gets off to Devilishly Tricky Start; SPEEDWAY
Byline: LAWRENCE HEPPELL Plymouth Devils .................................. 49 Berwick Bandits.................................. 41 BERWICK Bandits got their three-day southern tour under way last night at bottom-of-the-table Plymouth Devils, but...
Bangladesh Make a Solid Start in Test
HALF-CENTURIES from Tamim Iqbal and captain Mushfiqur Rahim helped Bangladesh to a solid 255 for four at stumps on day one of the opening Test with West Indies in Chittagong. Tamim's 52 and an unbeaten 68 from Mushfiqur formed the backbone of a...
British Firms Urged to Get Libyan Work; Minister Says Contracts Will Be Available
Byline: Daniel Bentley BRITISH firms were yesterday urged by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to head to Libya to secure contracts for its reconstruction. With the military campaign all but over after the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the defeat...
Buick Brace at Doncaster
WILLIAM Buick went back to the scene of his second successive St Leger triumph to land a 33-1 double at Doncaster on Gregorian and Bohemian Melody yesterday. The talented rider has lifted the last two runnings of the world's oldest Classic on board...
Campaign to Block Homes Being Built; Society Fears for Wildlife If Plan Is Agreed
Byline: Tony Henderson ACAMPAIGN has been launched to block the building of up to 600 homes on land next to one of the North East's most important nature reserves. The 150-acre Gosforth Park nature reserve in Newcastle is run by the Natural History...
CARDIGAN (Elswick). in Loving [...]; IN MEMORIAM
CARDIGAN (Elswick). In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Jimmy also known as Chips, who passed away on the 23rd October 2010. One year has passed since that sad day but in our hearts you will always stay. A loving smile and a heart of gold no...
Carlisle Boss Lays Down the Gauntlet; Abbott Expecting Powerful Display against Addicks
Byline: Mark Douglas GREG Abbott has challenged his in-form Carlisle United to notch the biggest result of their season against early-season pacesetters Charlton. The Cumbrians, unbeaten in four, are nicely placed in the League One table but...
Celebration on Tyne for Trafalgar Day; Ship''s Crew Join Mayor for Special Day
Byline: Andrew Glover TRAFALGAR Day celebrations took place in Newcastle yesterday as a Navy minesweeper sat proudly on the River Tyne. Members of HMS Ledbury's company joined the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Coun Geoff O'Brien to pay tribute to Tyneside's...
Chance to Have a Go about Bus Cuts; MP Asking for Complaints to Transport Boss
Byline: Neil McKay AN MP is urging people affected by recent cuts in bus services to attend a public meeting next week. Pat Glass, MP for North West Durham, has invited Peter Huntley, managing director of transport giants Go North East, to the...
Citroen Ds5
Byline: Stewart Smith GERMAN car giants BMW, Audi and Mercedes have always been regarded as top notch makers of premium executive cars and the French have on occasions tried to muscle into this sector, but with limited success. Yet this time,...
City Are Hoping to Cash in at Goole; FA TROPHY
Byline: JAMES HUNTER DURHAM City go into today's FA Carlsberg Trophy first qualifying round tie against Goole looking to make it five wins out of five - and earn another welcome cash injection. The Citizens are in a rich vein of form after winning...
Complaints to Ombudsman over PPI Are Down by Half
COMPLAINTS made to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about payment protection insurance (PPI) have tailed off by more than half. The watchdog said that it received 19,259 new consumer complaints about the issue between July and September. ...
Concern Grows over Schools Rebuilding; Upgrades May Take Up to Four Years to Finish
Byline: Paul Tully ABID to rebuild some of Northumberland's most dilapidated schools could take up to four years to complete, a county councillor claimed last night. Government cash is available to finance potential upgrades of high schools at...
Content Canadian Crooner; Newlywed Michael Buble Opens Up to HANNAH STEPHENSON about Marriage, Therapy and His Newfound Contentment
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON WEAVING past a crowd of middle-aged female fans and a huddle of shifty-looking male autograph hunters, it's clear Michael Buble has a mix of followers. In the hotel's luxurious library, a giant coffee table bears enough...
Crease Is Hopeful of a Cup Run; SCOTTISH CUP
Byline: RYAN KENNEDY BERWICK Rangers boss Jimmy Crease has stressed the importance of having a good cup run ahead of today's second-round Scottish Cup tie at Highland League side Deveronvale. The Borderers will be looking to emulate last year's...
Dairy
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Tomorrow National Gardens Scheme, garden open at Moorbank Botanic Garden, Claremont Road, Newcastle, 1-4pm. Monday, October 24 Tynemouth Flower Club,...
Disgraced Police in Bid to Get Pensions; Ex-Officers Launch Legal Proceedings
Byline: Neil McKay TWO ex-police officers have launched a legal bid to have their full pensions restored despite being drummed out of the force in disgrace. PCs Maurice Allen and Damian Cobain, who sold on guns surrendered to their force, had...
Duke Wins Planning Appeal, but Not Costs; Work Can Go Ahead on Former Hostel
Byline: Paul Tully THE DUKE of Northumberland has won a planning appeal against Northumberland County Council - but has been refused a costs claim. The Duke's Northumberland Estates will now be allowed to build two single-storey residences on...
Eagles Reign - Even without the Prince; Fab's Eagles Sink Sharks
Byline: Paul Nilsen Sheffield Sharks 67 Newcastle Eagles 86 NEWCASTLE Eagles last night sent out a chilling message to their BBL title rivals after securing a superb 86-67 away win at early season pace-setters Sheffield Sharks. Perhaps the most...
Engineer Comes Home but Can't Find Workers
Byline: Stephen Cape ANORTH Shields engineering company is bringing jobs and investment back to the North East after it decided to stop manufacturing in the Netherlands. Diesel Marine International (DMI) opened its factory in mainland Europe...
Fa Carlsberg Vase / Stl Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT HEBBURN Town, who have defied all the odds to set up a money-spinning FA Cup tie at Gateshead next week, aim to again upset the form book when they line up against Newcastle Benfield in the first round proper of the FA Carlsberg...
Farmers Facing a Red Tape Mountain
Byline: CHARLES RAINE PROPOSED CAP reform measures may claim to be looking to simplify cross compliance, but by linking direct payments to environmental and ecological conditions, farmers will be unable to avoid the mountains of red tape that the...
Farming Conference Returns for Second Year; Returning to Mixed Farming Businesses to Cut Costs and Maximise Profits Will Be under Discussion at This Year's Northern Farming Conference. the Event, Now in Its Second Year, Will Also Hear from Defra Minister Jim Paice Who Will Make the Keynote Address to Delegates. KAREN DENT Reports
Byline: KAREN DENT GROW for Profit is the theme of this year's Northern Farming Conference, a major one-day event bringing together policymakers, industry experts and farmers to analyse methods of making the region's agricultural industry more of...
Fearn's First Priority Is to Make a Mark; Talk of Newcastle Falcons' Propping Stocks Has Been Predominantly about Who Is Not Playing Rather Than Who Is, but Incumbent Loose-Head Darren Fearn Tells Mark Smith about His Own Personal Opportunity
Byline: Darren Fearn PACKING down against Romanian monster Paulica Ion in tomorrow's LV= Cup trip to London Irish, perceived wisdom suggests Darren Fearn's primary responsibility is in keeping the Newcastle No 1 shirt warm for the returning cavalry....
First Family Move in to Stylish New Home
LOCATION is key when it comes to buying a home. And it is important that busy families have easy access to school, work and a range of facilities. Shepherd Homes's Wallnook Grange development, close to the city of Durham, is proving popular due to...
Florist Shop in Good Spot to Pull in Passers-By; Chance to Be the Boss
ABUSY florists in South Shields is for sale. The business, called Florabunder, is located on a main road which runs into the town from the A1300 John Reid Road. The shop enjoys trade from the surrounding high-density residential area and there are...
Flower Keen to Bat Away Criticism of England's Behaviour
ANDY Flower has given a ringing endorsement of England's on-pitch behaviour under Alastair Cook's captaincy. The England coach found himself answering many more questions about the tourists' conduct in the middle than their descent to an early defeat...
Focus on Families; When It Comes to Choosing the Perfect Family Home, Space and Security Often Take Priority. Here Homemaker Picks Four Properties Providing Style as Well
THIS spacious home has an impressive interior characterised by traditional period features. Located in Cramlington, Northumberland, the detached house includes five bedrooms and three reception rooms. There is also a front entrance lobby with tiled...
Garcia Is Hoping to Reign in Spain
IT was a case of 'Home Sweet Home' yesterday as Sergio Garcia took a giant stride towards his first victory for almost three years. Competing on the Mediterraneo course in Castellon he has known since he was a child, the 31-year-old Spaniard fired...
Gentle Start to Life in the Top Division Has Helped the Teenager with a Huge Price Tag; Pounds 8m Striker Has Been Granted the Luxury of Time Cynics Deem Connor Wickham a Costly Bench-Warmer but There Are Reasons for His Slow Start at Sunderland, Writes MATT LESLIE
Byline: MATT LESLIE THE time for Sunderland's pounds 8m teenager Connor Wickham to come of footballing age could well be nigh. Sunderland splashed the cash during the summer to prise the 18-year-old Wickham away from Championship side Ipswich...
Gridiron Growing despite Seat Blow; AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood has insisted American football is continuing to grow in this country - even as he prepares for a Wembley game which has not sold out for the first time. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Chicago...
Have a Spooktacular Break; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
IF you're wondering where to take the kids for a fun family day out this Halloween, there are plenty of events from ghost hunts to apple bobbing across the region. The October half-term break promises to be spooktacular at the National Trust, with...
Hit-and-Run Victim Glad to Go Home; Police Still Trying to Trace Vehicle
Byline: Kim Carmichael AYOUNG girl has been released from hospital after she was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver in the North East. Lauren Pollin was released from hospital three days after she was struck by a vehicle on her way home from...
Honda Jazz 1.4 I-Vtec Es
IT was back in 2002 that the Honda designers intimated "now you has Jazz" to a gathering of motoring punidts assembled in Spain for the launch of the innovative Honda supermini. That memorable unveiling revealed a family car boasting a surprising...
Housebuilding Threatens One of UK's Oldest Nature Reserves
Byline: Tony Henderson IT is probably the oldest urban nature reserve in the UK. And as such, Gosforth Park nature reserve in Newcastle is a remarkable survivor. Half of the 150-acre site adjacent to Newcastle Racecourse is a site of special...
Huge Majority Is against Wind Farm; Environmental Disaster Claim from Villagers
Byline: Dave Black ALMOST 80% of people in a rural area of Northumberland are against plans to erect five massive wind turbines near their homes, critics of the project have claimed. They say building the 126.5m-high windmills - each more than...
Ideal Home for Family Living; More Pictures Visit Our Gallery at WWW.Homemaker.Co.UK
Byline: Adam Williams HIDDEN in the County Durham countryside lies this charming four-bedroom property, ideal for those seeking a family home in the countryside but close to city life. The four-bedroom dormer bungalow, in Hamsterley Mill, has...
Is Your Pension Still on Track? Most of Us Are Worrying about How to Balance Our Domestic Budgets at the Moment. but Today's Problems Should Also Makes Us Think Harder about How We Can Prepare for Problems in the Future, Warns Financial Adviser Alok Dhanda
FINANCIAL woes continue to affect us all. With household bills on the rise, exacerbated by lingering debt and the threat of unemployment in many sectors, it's easy to see why we're trudging our way from one day to the next. In the midst of these...
Karen Overbury
THE flags are out at Chateau Overbury - we are empty-nesters! Daughter and son have both "gone for good". Of course, they both said that last time but then they boomeranged back. However, I have a feeling that this time it will last. So after 261/2...
Kiwis out to Give Henry Big Send-Off
Byline: Andrew Baldock KEVEN Mealamu has paid a glowing tribute to New Zealand coach Graham Henry as the All Blacks supremo prepares for his final game at the helm - tomorrow's World Cup final against France. Henry will step down following the...
Learning from the Past; International Coup for North School
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth SCHOOLCHILDREN will step back in time and learn about the future at an international event held at their school. Survivor of the Rwandan genocide Mussa Hasan Ali will be among guest speakers taking centre stage at Dame...
Losing Generation Game; A New Report Suggests That Today's Teenagers Will Be Lucky to Match the Lifestyle of Their Parents. ANDREW GLOVER Reveals the Details
Byline: ANDREW GLOVER THE youth of today have a long and arduous road ahead of them. Life expectancy is rising in line with medical progress but their overall outlook remains more than a little gloomy. While those born in the 1990s may live longer,...
Low Income Link to Poor Exam Results; Matthew Hood Opinion
IN the North East an education gap has developed between the haves and the have-nots. Between those pupils receiving free school meals and those pupils who do not. Between pupils from the 10% most deprived postcodes and those from the 10% least deprived....
Loyalty Card Offer for Town Centre Shoppers
TRADERS in Darlington have launched a loyalty card scheme to boost the number of shoppers going to the town in the run-up to Christmas. Get More From Darlington will give consumers special offers and member-only deals through hundreds of outlets...
Man Denies Killing for Sexual Thrills; Joanna Yeates Case Hears of Allegations
Byline: Tom Morgan; Rod Minchin JOANNA Yeates's killer faced allegations yesterday that he strangled her for sexual thrills. Vincent Tabak, who denies murder but admits manslaughter, denied claims he had been aroused as he was asked to imagine his...
Market Update
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Mazda Mx-5
MAZDA'S iconic MX-5 sports car is being made available on the Motability programme as part of a series of special autumn deals from the Japanese brand. The world's best-selling roadster has been up for grabs by Motability drivers in the past, and...
Meet the Agent; in the Second of a New Series Introducing Some of the North East's Property Experts, Homemaker Talks to Valuations Manager Penny Wright
Name: Penny Wright. Family: I live with my husband, Bill, my two teenage sons, Daniel, 15, and Fraser, 13, and our "old lady" springer spaniel Sasha. Job: I am the valuations manager for Sanderson Young's regional office in Gosforth, having worked...
Millionaires Topping the Housing Ladder - but Rest Struggle to Reach the Lower Rungs; North East Sees Highest Rise in Sales of Luxury Homes in UK
Byline: Andy Hughes THE North East has seen the highest rise in sales of luxury homes in the UK this year - but first time buyers are continuing their struggle to get on the property ladder. The region enjoyed the largest percentage increase...
Mixed Reactions to Change of Rule
LEADING jockeys have given a mixed response to the amended new whip regulations announced by the British Horseracing Authority. Among the changes are the removal of the five-hit rule inside the final furlong/after the last obstacle. Jockeys have...
Modern Property with Park Views
ASPECTACULAR view from the balcony of your new low-maintenance home - that's just one advantage of these spacious townhouses in a popular village. And homebuyers wanting to step inside to experience the quality fixtures and fittings, as well as...
Move and Improve
FOR those seeking a major building project and a chance truly to put their mark on a property, this former barn is an ideal chance to create a delightful rural retreat. Low Horsleyhope Farm has detailed planning permission for a conversion into...
Nacarat Is in the Hunt for Honours
AS far as those in the north are concerned, the National Hunt season gets under way in earnest this week with Wetherby's two-day Bet365 Charlie Hall fixture. The West Yorkshire track has seen great winners of its feature race over the years - names...
New Sport-Driven Lexus
Byline: Steve Hughes LUXURY car maker Lexus has revealed a raft of sporting enhancements for its hybrid SUV in a bid to prove environmentally-friendly vehicles need not be perceived as boring. The innovative CT 200h receives some extra visual...
Offiong Can Be a Success Up Front; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH
Byline: Matt Leslie BLYTH Spartans boss Steve Cuggy cannot wait for new signing Richard Offiong to get fit and show the Croft Park faithful what he is capable of. Cuggy's men resume league business after an impressive FA Cup win at Whitby last...
OFT to Scrutinise the Big Four Accountancy Firms
Byline: Iain Laing BRITAIN'S top accountants are to have their own books scrutinised after the consumer watchdog decided to refer the business of checking companies' figures for a full-scale competition inquiry. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT)...
Overtones Must Choose a Direction
The Overtones at The Sage Gateshead THE Overtones have rocketed from painting and decorating in London's Oxford Street, where a Warner Brothers A&R trooper eavesdropped on a tea-break rehearsal, to selling out Hall One at the Sage in a year. That's...
Owner Makes Plea for Parrot's Return; Thieves Take Valuable Bird in Aviary Raid
Byline: Sophie Doughty BIRD thieves have stolen a valuable parrot in what is believed to be a planned raid. Robinson, a blue and gold Macaw parrot, was taken from his aviary by two men and two women who drove into the grounds of the farm where...
Peugeot 508 Allure Hdi 163
Byline: Peter Keenan THE French have always had a reputation for style and elegance which the Peugeot 508 does nothing but enhance. The replacement for the 407 and 607 knocks spots of both with its good looks and classy cabin giving it the weapons...
Police Think Tank to Target Metal Thefts; New Tactics to Crack Down on Growing Crime
Byline: Neil McKay POLICE bosses are to hold a regional think tank next month aimed at combating metal thefts. Forces across the North are combining to try to fight the growing menace which is putting lives in danger. Matters came to a head...
Protest at Disabled People Being Hit by Cuts; Hundreds Gather in City Today
Byline: Joanne Butcher HUNDREDS of disabled people from across the North East will today take to the streets to show their anger at Government cuts to some of society's most vulnerable people. They will march from Newcastle's Bigg Market through...
Punters Striking Lucky Is Bad News for Rank
A WINNING streak for casino punters and a quieter summer at Mecca bingo halls as more people gamble online knocked sales at gaming firm Rank. Its overall revenues were flat on a year earlier in the 16 weeks to October 16, having grown 4.6% in the...
Put Some Colour into Drab Winter
THE onset of winter doesn't have to mean everything will be drab and dreary when you've cleaned out your summer pots and put late summer bulbs into storage. There's still time to plant spring bulbs in pots. But there's a long time between now and...
Q&a
Your money queries are answered by Peter Rutherford, senior director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, chartered financial planners. Q My wife and I have been talking about making wills but I am reluctant to do so as solicitors are so expensive and I...
Qashqai Tops Used Car Honours
Byline: Chris Russon BRITISH-built cars are the best when it comes to picking up a used model. That's the verdict in the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards which puts the Nissan Qashqai at the top. The Qashqai, built in Sunderland, came out...
Quakers Looking to Do the Double; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: RYAN KENNEDY DARLINGTON will be looking to pick up three points this afternoon by taking advantage of a Braintree Town side without a win in five games. s The Quakers lie 13th in the Blue Square Bet Premier, two places and four points...
Racing Birds' Drug Dealer Spared a Jail Sentence
A SELF-STYLED medicine man escaped a prison sentence for dealing illegal bird medication to North East pigeon fanciers. Kevin Winter was revered among the Wearside pigeon-racing fraternity. But his position as go-to guy for pigeon enthusiasts landed...
Racy Is Well in the Running; MOSCROP ON SATURDAY
TWO weeks ago I devoted a chapter to Kevin Ryan's sprinter Racy and made a strong case for him winning a decent handicap before the Flat season was over. He ran very well again at York but did not collect, but it was a fine effort to finish third after...
Rules Are Changed as Racing Chiefs See Sense in Whipping Row
AT last common sense has prevailed within the British Horseracing Authority, who have gone a long way to saving face by announcing a significant U-turn to some of their new controversial whip regulations. The removal of the five-hit rule inside...
SATURDAY SHORT STORY; Still Waters Run Deep by Charles Donachy
FOR years, as young sea scouts, they were doughty sailors in a skimpy flat-bottomed coble, even out in the choppy river estuary. But today they were alone in a stolen MoD midget submarine and not another soul knew. Marty Brown was beside himself with...
Sidelined Santon Is Settling in; Bench Role Helps Italian Ace Hair Today - and Not Gone Tomorrow Hair Today - and Not Gone Tomorrow
DAVIDE Santon might not see it that way, but Alan Pardew thinks it has done the Italian good to start his Premier League career on the sidelines, writes STUART RAYNER. The 20-year-old made his top-flight debut as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur...
Skill, Calmness and a Dash of Luck Help Mr Cameron Stay on Top; Columnist
Byline: Paul Linford have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow." he said in 1848. The danger for Mr Cameron, as the BBC's Nick Robinson has pointed out, is that having...
Skoda Superb Estate
IT looks like a big car from the outside but even that view doesn''t prepare you for what you find when you step inside the latest Skoda Superb Estate. If space is what you are looking for the Superb has it in abundance. In fact rear seat passengers...
Strange Twist Gives Castle a West End Role; Landmark Is Promoting Top Stage Play
Byline: Brian Daniel ONE of the North East's most iconic landmarks has been chosen to promote a play in London's West End - but not quite as we know it. An image of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland has been used in the campaign to promote stage...
Success Is a Family Affair for Deakins
Byline: KAREN DENT THE name Whitaker is synonymous with showjumping, but a North East family could soon have the same cachet if three young sisters are able to consolidate their run of success. The Deakins - Kerstin, 14, Daisy, 11, and eight-year-old...
Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 Ddis Sz5
Byline: Lee Gibson DRIVING along behind a Suzuki Vitara had become quite an entertaining pastime since it first hit the roads in 1988. It seemed that a small industry had grown up devoted entirely to producing bespoke covers for the trademark...
Tait Rings Changes for Cup Trip
NEWCASTLE Falcons have made four personnel changes and reshuffled their three-quarter line for tomorrow's LV= Cup trip to London Irish. Jeremy Manning switches from inside centre to fly-half as Jimmy Gopperth is given a rare weekend off, with Samoan...
Tale of the Dark Days of War Emerges into the Light 100 Years On
Byline: Sara Nichol THEY are survival stories of bravery and bloodshed, which lay hidden in drawers for almost a century. But now one family's precious heirlooms are to see the light of day, providing a lasting legacy to a First World War hero....
Teenage Murderers Get Long Sentences; Judge Blames Tragedy on Binge Drinking
Byline: Hugh Macknight ATEENAGE girl was yesterday locked up for life and another detained at her majesty's pleasure for stabbing a man to death after a drunken row. Natasha Johnson was just 16 when she plunged a six-inch kitchen knife into 24-year-old...
Tevez Decision Due Next Week
CARLOS Tevez is expected to learn the outcome of his disciplinary hearing at Manchester City early next week. Club officials have confirmed the player was called in to answer charges relating to his conduct on the substitute's bench during last...
The Danger of Hidden Gas Flues; with Peter Fall House Doctor Peter Fall Gives a Warning about New Safety Regulations for Hidden Gas Flues
I RECEIVED a reminder the other day from British Gas about a new regulation regarding access to hidden gas boiler flues. Most boilers these days are mounted on an outside wall and the flue goes through the wall to the outside air. That type of flue...
Time for Bruce to Put Record Straight
Byline: Matt Leslie COMPARISONS should not be drawn with 12 months ago because things were not that much better then for Sunderland, according to Black Cats boss Steve Bruce. The Wearsiders make the jos urney to Lancashire faced with the prospect...
Toyota Hilux
Byline: Steve Hughes THE Toyota Hilux, which is Europe''s most popular pick-up, has undergone significant revisions. Its legendary toughness remains and it now has a 20 per cent increase in power and extra torque from the 2.5 D-4D engine. Maximum...
Toyota Verso-S T Spirit 1.33 Multidrive S
Byline: Malcolm Robertshaw TODAY'S array of MPVs of all shapes and sizes has certainly established this type of vehicle as very much a feature in the family motoring scene. My latest venture into the world of the mini MPV was with Toyota's latest...
Turner Prize Artwork Attracts Curious Crowds; Controversy of Past Is Boon for the Baltic
Byline: Helen Rae THOUSANDS of people visited Tyneside's most prestigious arts centre to take a look at the weird and wonderful pieces on display for the Turner Prize. Record numbers attended the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead...
United's Positive Reconstruction; Based on Character, Newcastle United's Rebuilt Side Is Starting to Take Shape. Argentinian Captain Fabricio Coloccini Admits to STUART RAYNER That He Has No Idea How Good It Can Be
Byline: STUART RAYNER BUILDING work is all the rage at Gallowgate. Two high-rise buildings have sprung up at the bottom of Barrack Road, with more to follow. s At the football ground which dominates Newcastle's skyline, the construction work...
University Hosting Graduate Jobs Fair
NEWCASTLE University is hosting one of the biggest graduate jobs fair in the North East next week. Nearly 90 companies will be exhibiting and have representatives on hand to chat and discuss vacancies at Newcastle JobFest, organised by Newcastle...
Vaughan's Up for Fight; Vaughan: I'll Fight for My Place
SUNDERLAND midfielder David Vaughan says he knew before signing for the Black Cats that competition for places would be high, writes MATT LESLIE. The Welsh international has found first-team opportunities limited since making his summer switch from...
Wadsworth Delight as Brown Returns
JAMES Brown will not only be back in Hartlepool United's squad but feeling good at Chesterfield this afternoon, writes STUART RAYNER. The Cramlington-born forward is one of the most naturally talented players in League One, but his career has been...
Why Now Really Is a Good Time to Buy
Byline: Vicky Robson DESPITE continued uncertainty in the property market, North East experts say it's actually a good time to buy. Favourable conditions such as low and realistically priced houses, together with good mortgage deals and availability...
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