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 1, 2010

Abbott's Comeback Kings Prove Point
Bristol Rovers 1 Carlisle United 1 CARLISLE United fans are getting used to seeing high drama in the closing stages of games this season - and they were not to be disappointed as a substitution and change of formation led to a fightback which almost...
Agricultural Rents Soaring on the Back of Higher Profitability
Byline: Karen Dent AGRICULTURAL rents are rising at a faster rate this year than they did during the last 12 months across the whole of the farming sector, according to analysis of the latest figures by rural property consultants Smiths Gore. ...
A Horror Show on Bruce's Big Day; Steve Bruce Achieved a Lifetime Dream Yesterday. It Quickly Turned into a Nightmare. Stuart Rayner Reports
EIGHTEEN thousand, 201 days Steve Bruce had waited for this. Little more than half an hour into his first Tyne-Wear derby, the Wallsend-raised manager must have been wishing he had waited a little longer. Raised a Newcastle United fan, it was two...
Air Tax Rise Brings Fears for Economy; Government Urged to Rethink Its Plan for Dearer Flights
Byline: Adam Jupp AIRPORT chiefs last night made calls for the Government to rethink its air tax policy and protect the North East economy. Today, Air Passenger Duty (APD) will increase for the second time in as many years, meaning a family holiday...
All Is Not Well on the Falcons Front
Northampton Saints 34 Newcastle Falcons 13 FALCONS coach Alan Tait offered no excuses for his side's mauling by Northampton, admitting: "We were punished up front". Tait could only look on in horror as the Falcons' front row of Kieran Brookes, Rob...
A Long Way to Go - Hodgson; Reds Boss Downbeat despite Vital Win
Bolton Wanderers 0 Liverpool 1 ROY Hodgson refused to talk up a Liverpool revival after his team finally climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone last night, writes ANDY HAMPSON. The Reds ended a near month-long stay in the bottom three...
Americanisation Knows No Bounds
Byline: TOM GUTTERIDGE PITY the poor children's entertainer coping with thirty little darlings at last Friday's village Halloween party. Dressed in evil black, he was showing off his magic skills, pulling snakes and cats out of hats. One small child...
And the Band Played on. Celebrating 100 Years of Making Music
Byline: Rachel Flint FOR 100 years a former colliery band has entertained enthusiasts across the country and yesterday it staged a special celebration. The Reg Vardy Band, of Stanley, County Durham, was joined by famous faces from the world of...
Ashes Runs Are on Cook Menu
ALASTAIR Cook knows he needs to improve his personal contribution to the England cause against Australia this winter. If there is a blip on the England opener and vicecaptain's CV it is his modest Ashes batting record. Cook, whose hundred at...
Auditions Give Youngsters Chance to Star on Stage
YOUNG dancers are expected to leap at the chance to take part in a show by English Youth Ballet (EYB). The company is holding auditions in Newcastle for Coppelia, offering 100 dancers aged from eight to 18 an exciting opportunity to join the professionals...
Be Inspired by Bravery; Dragon's Tribute to Blinded Policeman
Byline: Alastair Craig DRAGON'S Den star Duncan Bannatyne has told hundreds of police officers that blinded PC David Rathband should inspire them every day they are out on the beat. The multi-millionaire businessman was guest speaker at the annual...
Blackpool Manager a Fan of Di Matteo
BLACKPOOL boss Ian Holloway welcomes Roberto Di Matteo's West Brom to Bloomfield Road tonight - and admits he would love to have played under the Italian. The Baggies make the trip north knowing a win would take them above Manchester City and into...
Blues Boss Left Seeing Red after Reo-Coker Escapes with Yellow
Aston Villa ................................... 0 Birmingham City ......................... 0 BIRMINGHAM manager Alex McLeish felt Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker could have been red-carded after his second-half challenge on Craig Gardner in...
Boy Falls 25ft Trying to Leap Buildings; Teenager Was Wedged in Gap at Shop Centre
Byline: Rob Pattinson ATEENAGER was lucky to be alive after he fell 25ft and landed wedged between two buildings when a stunt went wrong. The 16-year-old ended up stuck between the Debenhams car park and Hays Travel, in Vine Place, Sunderland,...
Call to Tackle Harm of Passive Drinking; 'Communities Need Greater Licensing Say'
Byline: Wesley Johnson THE Government must tackle the damaging effects of "passive drinking" and give communities greater influence over licensing laws, campaigners said today. Too many areas are "plagued by shouting, vomiting, fights, urination...
Car Dealer's Profits Leap on Back of Scrappage
Byline: Christopher Knox AMOTOR dealership's sales and profits have jumped after it became one of the biggest beneficiaries of the scrappage scheme and it invested pounds 2m in a new site in Durham. Darlington-based SG Petch's turnover grew from...
Church's Historic Lead Is Stolen; 17th Century Drainpipes Go
Byline: Paul Tully VALUABLE and unique 17th Century lead drainpipes have been stolen from a historic Northumberland church, leaving a repair bill of pounds 20,000. The patterned drainpipes at Berwick Parish Church were dismantled and taken by...
Classroom Ball Encourages Discussion about Weapons
A TOY that aims to encourage children to talk about guns is being piloted at a school in the county where Derrick Bird's rampage left 12 people dead. The Guns Thumball, which is designed for pupils as young as eight, lists 32 types of gun, from...
Coalition Tries to Reduce Red Tape; Cameron Aims to Help Small Firms Grow
Byline: Amy Hunt BUSINESS leaders in the North East are expected to scrutinise plans for a review into how to slash red tape for small firms. David Cameron has appointed Tory peer Lord Young as his Enterprise Tsar and has tasked him with carrying...
David Wells
Halloween is over you can get out of your costume now or do you quite like being something you're not? A false face isn't going to work Aries, you have to be open and honest about who or what you want, Venus is demanding it. Love is in the air,...
Deaths
BOWMAN (Vigo). Peacefully at Marie Curie on 25th October, aged 63 years, Don, beloved husband of Brenda, loving dad of Louise, dear fatherinlaw of David, brother of John and Moyra. Will be sadly missed by all relatives and friends. Funeral Service...
Derby Honours Go to Superb United; Hallowe'en Is a Horror for Cats
Byline: Luke Edwards Newcastle United 5 Sunderland 1 A HALLOWE'EN derby, and a horrible nightmare for Sunderland ensured it was a dream come true for Newcastle United. The Black Cats will be haunted by this defeat for years, safe in the knowledge...
Diamonds Are in Dreamland; Cup Success Seals a Treble for Speedway Squad
Newcastle Diamonds 49 Edinburgh Monarchs 41 (Newcastle Diamonds win the Knockout Cup 91-88 on aggregate) NEWCASTLE Diamonds last night claimed the Knockout Cup after defeating Edinburgh Monarchs in a tight and tense affair. The Diamonds became triple...
Disappointed Vipers Lose Sixth Game on the Trot; Ice Hockey
Nottingham Panthers............................ 6 Newcastle Vipers ................................. 2 HIT for six on successive nights by the Elite League''s top two teams, the Vipers' current losing streak now extends to six games, writes PETER ADAMS....
Ecstatic Hughton Lets His Shield Slip; for Once, Placid Manager Unable to Hide Excitement
Byline: Stuart Rayner Newcastle United 5 Sunderland 1 CHRIS Hughton hailed Newcastle United's remarkable derby win as the most special of his managerial career. The Magpies manager is not prone to outlandish comments or wild celebration, but even...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Durham City .................................... 3 Leigh Genesis.................................. 1 ON Saturday night, long-serving kitman Stevie Hickman celebrated Durham City's Evo-Stik North win over Leigh Genesis by taking his missus to the monthly...
Exporters Urged to Explore Irish Options
NORTH East firms are being offered the chance to explore a wealth of opportunities in Ireland at a special event organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Discover Ireland will focus on the UK's fourth-largest export market and give advice...
Family and Friends Pay Their Tributes to Road Rage Victim
FRIENDS and family of a man killed following an apparent road rage attack in Ireland have paid their final respects to him. Around 200 people attended the short service at St Cuthbert's church in Peterlee, County Durham, for father-of-three Raymond...
Fashion and Beauty News
SPACE NK founder Nicky Kinnaird visited the Newcastle store this week to chat to customers and preview the beauty store's upcoming Christmas collections. The beauty expert founded the company in 1993 and it is now an iconic source of the world's...
FirstGroup to Face Difficult Challenge; SHARE WATCH NAME IN HERE
WE ARE downgrading our recommendation on FirstGroup to neutral and revising our fair value slightly lower to 416p. While the release of the UK Comprehensive Spending Review provided some short-term relief for Firstgroup, we think the group will...
Gateshead Are Upbeat despite Home Loss; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Gateshead ..................................... Cambridge United ......................... IAN BOGIE refused to tear a strip out of his players after Cambridge United left the International Stadium with their first away win of the season, writes...
Hatch the Star in Quakers' Victory
AFC Wimbledon............................. 0 Darlington ..................................... 2 DARLINGTON manager Mark Cooper will be on the phone to his old Peterborough chairman Barry Fry today in an attempt to free Liam Hatch for Quakers' big FA...
'Healthy' BP Denies Any Plan to Quit the USA
Byline: Iain Laing BELEAGUERED oil giant BP and part-nationalised banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland will post figures this week during a busy few days in the City. The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster is set to dominate third-quarter results...
Historic Drainpipes Stolen from Church; Distinctive and Unique 17th Century Metal
Byline: Paul Tully VALUABLE and unique 17th Century lead drainpipes have been stolen from a historic Northumberland church, leaving a repair bill of pounds 20,000. The patterned drainpipes at Berwick Parish Church were dismantled and taken by...
Holidays Will Be Taken out of Reach for Many of Us
AIRLINES have united to criticise the latest APD increases. Virgin Atlantic's chief commercial officer Julie Southern said: "Holidays are an essential part of our lives and are valued even more in these difficult economic times. "With passengers...
Hunt Supporters Gather for Start of New Season
THE first hunts of the new season have taken place in the North East. Hundreds of riders and hounds turned out for the Tynedale and Zetland hunts, while the Morpeth and Percy Hunts will begin next weekend. Others are due to get underway over the...
Ikea Is Now the UK's Top Home Furnishings Group
Byline: Karen Dent IKEA is now the UK's leading home furnishings retailer after its sales edged ahead during a difficult year for the sector. The Swedish furniture giant said like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland rose by 1% to pounds 1.2bn during...
Judge Argues Case to Keep Court Open; Government's Closure Plan Is Rejected
Byline: Paul Tully HOPES of saving a North East magistrates' court from closure have been given a major boost by the country's top judge. Lord Justice Goldring, the senior presiding judge for England and Wales, has included Tynedale Magistrates'...
Kate's Collection; SHE'S Back with Another Stunning Collection for the New Season. LIZ LAMB Brings You a Peek at the New Kate Moss Topshop Range
Byline: LIZ LAMB SEVENTIES inspired pieces feature heavily in the new Kate Moss Topshop collection, capturing the model's unique take on vintage bohemian dressing, beautiful floral printed day dresses are Biba-esque; delicate chiffons and cottons...
Mabel Is So Happy to Be in the Pink; Rose-Tinted View of Reading
Byline: Helen Rae AYOUNGSTER hopes to look at the world through rose-tinted glasses - in a bid to tackle her dyslexia. Mabel Wolfe, from Stanley, County Durham, had always struggled to read music or a book. But now, thanks to a pair of unique...
Make Most of Home Advantage
Byline: CAROLE WHITE WITH increasing numbers of employees working at home or using home as a working base for at least part of the week, it's clear there are a number of benefits. Allowing staff to work from home on either a full or part-time...
Massive Police Influx Quells Derby Trouble; Drunkenness and Some Disorder but Little Serious Violence after Big Match
FEARS of derby day disorder were quelled as an army of police officers stopped violence spilling onto the streets of Tyneside. A huge operation was launched to prevent city centre violence before and after Newcastle United's 5-1 thrashing of Sunderland...
Monstrously Good Fun; Festival Finale Draws Crowds
Byline: Joanne Butcher WITCHES, ghosts and devils took over Newcastle's Quayside yesterday to celebrate Halloween. Hundreds of children and their families donned fancy dress to parade over the Millennium bridge led by Beastie and his ghoulish helpers....
Morpeth Running Right into Top Form; ATHLETICS
MORPETH Harriers opened up a two-point lead at the top of Division One after taking the senior men's team title at Farringdon, writes LES VENMORE. For this second Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture, Morpeth were helped by several...
Mowbray Realises Scale of His Task; Losing Start for New Boro Boss
MIddlesbrough 1 Bristol City 2 TONY Mowbray was charged with flying Middlesbrough to the moon when he arrived on a wave of popular approval, writes SIMON MARSHALL. However, after his dug-out debut ended with a 2-1 home defeat in a basement battle...
Nacarat Makes It a Wetherby Grey Day
THE National Hunt season was thrust firmly into the spotlight last weekend by the evergreen Monet's Garden - and this week it was the turn of another grey Nacarat to land the feature prize, writes NICK ROBSON. The two horses in question are nearer...
Nani Is Spared a Blasting; Reds Goal Hero Avoids Fergie Hairdryer Treatment
HARRY Redknapp might not have been too impressed, but Darren Fletcher has revealed Nani risked a dressing room ear-bashing if he had not slotted home Manchester United's controversial second at Old Trafford on Saturday. As Tottenham seethe at the injustice...
Now Showing
BURKE & HARE (15) William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis) learn that one of their elderly lodgers has passed away. Dr Knox (Tom Wilkinson) will pay pounds 3 for a fresh cadaver to use in his anatomical demonstrations. Soon Burke...
Old Divisions Mark New Hunt Season; Ban Appeal Hope 'A Pipedream'
Byline: Amy Hunt THE first hunts of the season have taken place in the North East, with hundreds of riders and hounds turning out on its opening day. The Tynedale and Zetland hunts met yesterday, and the Morpeth and Percy Hunts will meet next...
O Life with the Landlord New Tenant Settles into O; THE Decision to Move from Dubai to Take Up One of the Top Posts at Newcastle-Based PLC Grainger Didn't Require a Lot of Thought for Mark Greenwood. Six Weeks into the Job, KAREN DENT Catches Up with the New Finance Director of Britain's Biggest Residential Landlord as He Gets to Grips with Life in the North East
FAIRLY full-on" is how Mark Greenwood describes his initial introduction to life at Grainger, the Newcastle-based property company where he has been finance director since the second week of September. "As it happened our year end was on September...
On Ladder to Success with Help That's Just the Job
Byline: Karen Dent AWOMAN who was made redundant last year during the recession has turned her hobby into a livelihood - becoming the 300th person to start their own business with support from the Just the Job project. Joanne Balmer, a former...
People of Wallsend Deserve Better
THE Borough Theatre in Wallsend was constructed by a former mayor and yet the philistines of our current council could not give a jot about the cultural heritage of the town, rather they would spend upwards of pounds 60m on the Dome and the Playhouse,...
Persia Can Lord It over His Rivals
Byline: Saraband RALPH Beckett's decision to put Lord Of Persia back into maiden company can pay dividends at Wolverhampton today. The American-bred colt was not disgraced in three maidens on the turf in the summer, but there was a marked improvement...
Pool Travel Home a Little Bit Happier
Dagenham and Redbridge ................... 1 Hartlepool United................................. 1 FOR the last two Saturdays, Gary Liddle's night has been spoiled by late goals, writes JACK PICKERING. This time, while a haul back up the A1 from...
Private Firms Bidding to More Jobless Graduates Run Nuclear Arms Base Now Than for 20 Years
PRIVATE companies have bid to take on the running of a UK nuclear arms base, it emerged yesterday The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) could take over the management of RNAD Coulport on the Clyde following a Ministry of Defence (MoD) review. The...
Protect Our Workforce from Stress
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN THE Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) annual report revealed last week that not only were 152 people killed in workplace-related incidents in the last year but that work-related ill-health continues to increase. Taken with...
Ross the Bionic Boy Puts Word in for Site; Social Network for Patients
Byline: Amy Hunt TYNESIDE'S "bionic boy" is continuing his 19-year battle for health as he backs a support service for hospital patients. Ross Moore, of Prudhoe in Northumberland, was given his nickname after he underwent pioneering surgery aged...
Scott Books Place in Prison Library; Shakespeare Folio Man Now in Acklington
Byline: Adam Jupp AFANTASIST book dealer who was jailed for handling a stolen copy of a rare Shakespeare collection has clinched a new job in a prison library. Raymond Scott was sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Newcastle Crown Court in...
Scottish League Third Division
Berwick Rangers ............................. 1 Queen's Park................................... 1 BERWICK boss Jimmy Crease had to admit his side are not looking like title contenders after they were held to a draw by Queen's Park on Saturday. Crease,...
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Spartans Show Gives Tait the Jitters; BLUE SQUARE BET NORTH
Corby Town........................................... 3 Blyth Spartans ..................................... 4 HE is a grandfather now, so Mick Tait has warned his buoyant Blyth Spartans side to spare him the heart-attack stuff, writes STEVE BROWN....
That One Was for the Manager, Insists Hat-Trick Hero Nolan
Byline: Mark Douglas HAT-TRICK hero Kevin Nolan dedicated Newcastle United's stunning derby-day victory to Chris Hughton. United's reticence to offer Hughton the long-term contract his fine work deserves has prompted speculation about his future...
These Meetings Tell a Different Story
YOUR article about "anger over veil of secrecy" in relation to Northumberland County Council is a classic non-story totally created around the political dogma of one man (The Journal, October 29). Councillor Horncastle's claims about the Liberal...
This Carr Is Running at Full Throttle; IF Alison Carr Was a Rabbit, She'd Be Sponsored by Duracel. Thankfully Though, She Is Actually a Very Talented and Busy Young Playwright. SAM WONFOR Talks to Her
YOU always think you will feel a certain way, and then you will achieve those things ... or you will be at a certain point, and then you will achieve those things. But these things are happening and I'm still just the same as I've always been. She...
Three in a Row for Youngsters; FA PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUE
Newcastle Under-18s .................... Leeds United Under-18s ............... NEWCASTLE United''s under-18 side picked up their third FA Premier Academy League win of the season as they eased to victory over rockbottom Leeds United at Little Benton,...
Turnover to Double, Says Successful Print Firm
Byline: Christopher Knox APRINTING company expects to more than double its pounds 12m turnover and create scores of jobs over the next 10 years after re-branding and investing in its technology. Cramlington-based Potts Printers has changed its...
Two Courts Boosted by Judge's Support; Lord Goldring Urges Change over Closures
Byline: Paul Tully HOPES of saving two North East magistrates court from closure have been given a major boost by the country's top judge. Lord Justice Goldring, the senior presiding judge for England and Wales, has included magistrates' courts...
Waste Recycling Means Big Business for Kate
A NORTHUMBERLAND waste management firm has expanded its vehicle fleet and is on target for a 10% increase in turnover this year after securing a pounds 47,000 investment. Key Waste Management, of Amble, provides commercial waste disposal services...
Wearside League
PRUDHOE Town have managed only three draws in 15 games, but were within a minute of holding seventhplaced Kirkbymoorside at Kimberley Park on Saturday. After taking a 10th-minute lead through Andy Hoban, they trailed by two goals following strikes...
Westwood Is on Top of the World! Golf
LEE Westwood will be confirmed as the new world number one this morning after Martin Kaymer failed to achieve the top-two finish required in the Andalucia Masters. Kaymer needed to win or share second place with no more than one other player if he,...
Where's the Front Line? Police Demand to Know What Cuts Lie Ahead
Byline: Adrian Pearson NORTHUMBRIA Police Force faces job losses, rising bills passed on to residents and massively overworked staff as a result of the Government cuts. That was the claim last night from its own workforce as officers called on...
Women in Plane Bomb Case Set Free; Package in Cargo of Two Qatar Planes
Byline: George Collins ONE of the two parcel bombs posted in Yemen was transported on two separate passenger planes before it was discovered, Qatar Airlines confirmed yesterday. The explosive device travelled from the Yemeni capital Sana'a to...