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 2, 2010

Abbott Is Prepared for Tough Encounter
CARLISLE boss Greg Abbott has warned his players they will have to be prepared for a scrap against struggling Tranmere Rovers tonight, writes JAMES HUNTER. Rovers head to Brunton Park on the back of a 4-2 home win over MK Dons which saw them climb...
Black Cats to Repay Hurting Support
A WOUNDED Sunderland have promised to repay their hurting fans, with chairman Niall Quinn and striker Darren Bent both issuing unequivocal apologies in the aftermath of their 5-1 derby demolition, writes MARK DOUGLAS. Quinn said that the team "owes...
Bomb Victims Let Down by So-Called Experts
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON AT the time of the London bombings, we believed emergency services had swung expertly into action. On television, as I took calls from people looking for missing relatives, shellshocked by their ordeal or simply devastated...
Businesses Invited to Sponsor Major North Golfing Event
HOTSHOT businesses are being given the chance to sponsor a major golfing event. The Great North Golf Tour is teeing off in March and are organisers are now trying to shift advertising space. And the top five highest bidders will win a sponsorship...
Cargo Bombs Were Capable of Carnage; New Security Measures Are Imposed
Byline: Wesley Johnson THE bombs used in the cargo plane terror plot were at least 50 times more powerful than would be needed to blow a hole in an aircraft fuselage, officials revealed yesterday. Experts in Germany said the bombs at East Midlands...
Cats Fans Must Keep Their Heads
NOW is not the time for faint hearts or jerking knees on Wearside. Sunday's defeat has obliterated the feel-good factor generated by seven games without a loss and posed a fresh set of questions about the progress made under Steve Bruce's leadership....
Charity Offers to Take the Pain out of Paperwork
AN organisation formed by Tyneside charity NCVS is offering financial assistance to small businesses and voluntary organisations in the region by taking time-consuming accounting and payroll work off their hands. Newcastle Council for Voluntary...
Church out of Use as Ceiling Collapses; Insurers Won't Pay Up after Catastrophe
Byline: Paul Tully THE partial collapse of a 133-year-old church ceiling has left villagers in Northumberland having to attend services in a schoolroom. Heddon-on-the-Wall Methodist Church has now been hit by a second blow because insurers are...
Collapse Sparks New Hit Musical; IT Isn't Every Corporate Collapse That Sparks a Hit Musical. DAVID WHETSTONE Meets Enron Creator Lucy Prebble
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE MUSICAL theatre is an upbeat form of entertainment which thrives on colourful settings, flamboyant costumes and storylines that lend themselves to a bit of a sing-song. So this week's offering at the Theatre Royal, recalling...
Council Hoping New Firm Will Pay off Debt; Company Was Loaned Pounds 250,000
Byline: Brian Daniel ACOUNCIL that gave a pounds 250,000 loan to a failed food company is hopeful of being repaid following a takeover of the firm. Northumberland County Council lent the money to Northumberland Foods at Amble, which has been...
Countryside 'Job Centre' Boosts Rural Economy
Byline: Karen Dent AJOB and business creation initiative to increase employment and enterprise in the countryside is reaching out to people who have been missed by traditional efforts to boost the rural economy. Advisory service Coquetdale and...
David Wells
Byline: David Wells With your head bursting and your heart wondering what's going to happen next you might want to have a lie down? You don't need it Aries what you really need to remember is you were born to make some noise. Make it. As much...
Deaths
DEAN (Ashington). Peacefully in Wansbeck Hospital on 28th October 2010, aged 77 years, William (Dixie), dearly beloved husband of Shirley, dearly loved dad of Graham, Gillian, Geoffrey, William and their families, a dear brother to the family. Dixie...
Dismay as Business Funds Are Closed off; Tougher Than Ever for Firms to Access Cash
Byline: William Green BUSINESS growth in the North East suffered a double blow yesterday when ministers snatched away critical funding lifelines. On the day that Prime Minister David Cameron said his Government would do more to help small and...
England Vowing to Finish on a High; RUGBY LEAGUE
ENGLAND'S players have returned to New Zealand vowing to produce a rousing finish to their disappointing Four Nations campaign. Back-to-back defeats by the Kiwis and Australia condemned Steve McNamara's rookie side to the ignominy of a wooden-spoon...
Falcons Are Facing RFU Investigation
NEWCASTLE Falcons could be up before Rugby Football Union adjudicators following the furore surrounding the substitutions of prop forward Kieran Brookes. During the 34-13 defeat at secondplaced Northampton Saints at the weekend, Brookes was substituted...
Fears Grow That LEPs Will Snub Farm Sector
Byline: Karen Dent THERE is concern that the new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), designed to replace regional development agencies, would not recognise the importance of farming and food production. The Government last week approved bids...
Focus on Getting the Balance Right
Byline: SARAH GREEN IT was clear listening to speeches by the coalition government at CBI national conference last week the key focus is how are we going to create the growth to rebalance the economy. It is critical the business community can create...
From a Car You Need to One You Desire; Drive to Make Electric Cars More Appealing
Byline: Amy Hunt ACADEMICS have started a drive to make electric vehicles more attractive and appealing. Designers from Northumbria University are working with the electric car industry in an effort to encourage people to choose a low-carbon...
Give Our Manager Security - Ameobi; Strong Backing from Derby Star
Byline: Mark Douglas TYNE-WEAR derby hero Shola Ameobi has called for Chris Hughton to be rewarded with a new long-term contract - and the time and space to move his Newcastle United project forward. A sensational Ameobi bagged two goals in the...
Gloves Are off for the Ashes; England Ready to Hit the Ground Running in Perth
THE gloves will be off from the moment England begin their Ashes tour in earnest against Western Australia this week. Stuart Broad acknowledged yesterday that he needs to be measured with his own aggressive streak, but makes no secret of the fact either...
Harry Decides to Take on FA; 'If They Want to Make an Issue of What I Said Then I'll Make Some Issues as Well - Don't Worry. Don't Expect Me to Come out on the TV Any More - Ever - or Speak to the Press after a Game - or What Chance Have We All Got?'
HARRY Redknapp yesterday threatened the Football Association with a postmatch media blackout if they charge him for his outspoken attack on referee Mark Clattenburg, writes RORY DOLLARD. It is understood the FA will make a decision today on whether...
House for the Future Will Bring Change to Thousands; Message in Loft Marks Beginning of Transformation
Byline: Tony Henderson GREEN homes expert Bill Doney reckons the two slaters who left a message in a North East loft 110 years ago would be astonished to see what is happening now to the home that they helped to build. The terraced house in North...
I Was Reaching for Imaginary Cigars
I know this is read by our dear friends to the south, and trust me, on a supporter level, I feel your pain. An American journalist - Ambrose Pierce - defined happiness as "an agreeable sensation from contemplating the misery of another". This...
Lest We Forget Our Forces; AHEAD of Remembrance Sunday, HANNAH DAVIES Discovers Why the Royal British Legion Is a Force for Good for Today's Returning Forces
THE red poppy is an emblem of British history and one which will be forever associated with the work of the Royal British Legion. As thousands gather to remember those who died in the two World Wars, there are thousands of others returning from...
Levi Believes Samoans Not Getting Fair Crack of the Rugby Whip
MOST people in life usually hope for a fair crack of the whip but for Falcons lock Filipo Levi and his fellow Samoans, it's high time they had it. Samoa have a proud rugby heritage and have long provided many a player who has graced the world stage...
Looking after a Baby Is Child's Play
Byline: KEITH HANN YOU can understand why people batter babies, can't you?" my old friend asked last Tuesday morning as toddler Charlie rampaged around her pristine Surrey kitchen, uttering what she accurately described as "really quite piercing"...
Marine Jailed for Launching Brutal Attack in Pub
A ROYAL Marine has been jailed after attacking a man so ferociously he has been left unable to eat solid food. Daniel Harris was already on a suspended sentence for a glass attack when he launched an unprovoked assault in a pub. He hit Lee Maddison...
Markets Rise after Numbers from the East
Byline: Steven Keppie THE FTSE 100 Index had a positive start on Monday morning as markets advanced following the release of manufacturing data for China and India, which was better than expected. The gains fizzled out as the day went on and...
Men in Orange Take Full Advantage after Baggies See Red Twice
Blackpool .............................................. West Bromwich Albion.......................... BLACKPOOL claimed their first home Premier League win after promoted rivals West Brom were reduced to nine men in the opening half-hour. s...
Middle Class 'Bias' of Faith Schools; Top Official Criticises Admissions
Byline: Alison Kershaw FAITH schools are effectively skewing their admissions rules in favour of middle class families, the chief adjudicator has said. Some are using a points-based system which favours children whose families are heavily involved...
Mobile Beautician Finds Young Markets
A BEAUTY therapist has launched her own company and developed a new market for girls who want a new look and a fun night at the same time. As well as bringing her talents to her customers as a mobile beautician Caroline Gardiner organises beauty...
Momentum for Hanagan; Wolverhampton Brace for Paul
PAUL Hanagan went a long way to sealing his first jockeys' championship by riding a double at Wolverhampton - stretching his lead over Richard Hughes to five in the process. Hughes has been making relentless progress in recent weeks and had closed...
MP Furious as Plans Are Waved through; System Set to Be Reviewed
Byline: Neil McKay ALABOUR MP has hit out at her local authority over the way it reaches planning decisions. City of Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods has called on Durham County Council to re-examine the way that planning decisions are made in...
New Start for Horse Festival; Pair to Create Flagship Event
Byline: Dave Black THE future of a controversial equestrian event in Northumberland has been secured after two leading North East businessmen joined forces to take over its running and organisation. The inaugural Burgham Horse Festival featured...
Old School Days Relived; History of Establishment Commemorated
Byline: Tony Henderson JUST over 300 years ago, tobacconist's widow Eleanor Allan fulfilled her pipe dream of opening schools for poor children. And yesterday her statue looked down on the unveiling of a plaque which marked the schools' long...
Police Action for Two in Rural Theft Operation
OFFICERS in Northumberland have charged one man and cautioned another after farm machinery was stolen. At just before 3pm on Friday, police received a report that a metal scrapper, which is used to scrape fields like a plough, had been stolen from...
Police Try to Count Cut Cost; Authority Considers Implications
Byline: Tom Mullen POLICE chiefs in County Durham are assessing the damage likely to be done by fierce Government cuts to their budget. Members of Durham Police Authority have met to consider the implications of the Government's Comprehensive...
Raw Blues-Rock Sound Gets the Keys Crowd Grooving
The Black Keys at Newcastle O2 Academy. THE Black Keys had plenty to feel smug about as they stepped out on stage. Their seventh album, Brothers, walked up the album charts in March and every date on their UK tour has sold out. Not bad for a band...
Reasons for Optimism in Growth Plans
Byline: NEIL WARWICK THE Government announced its White Paper on economic regeneration entitled Local Growth: Realising every place's potential last Thursday, which included new elements such as the creation of Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs)...
Rockliffe Hall Splash the Cash on New Green-Keeping Machinery; Golf
ROCKLIFFE Hall are still investing heavily in their five-star golf resort, writes TIM TAYLOR. The first part of a pounds 60m outlay on the course, hotel and spa was recouped last season with their first anniversary arriving shortly after a milestone...
Row Blows Up over Wind Farm Report; Anger over Councillors' Comments
Byline: Brian Daniel PLANNERS in Northumberland have been accused of opening the floodgates for more wind farms with comments made by officers in a report. Officers at Northumberland County Council have angered anti-wind campaigners by stating...
Rural Pharmaceutical Firm Expands into US
Byline: Karen Dent AFAST-EXPANDING Northumberland drug maker is opening its first overseas office in the US and is building its business in the Far East as it lays the foundations for global growth. SCM Pharma picked up its first US client in...
Ryanair Hikes Average Fares as Profits Rise
RYANAIR has revealed a 12% rise in average fares and soaring ancillary revenues as it posted a double-digit rise in half-year profits. The low-cost carrier reported a 17% increase in underlying net profits to pounds 393.4m for the six months to...
Serco Apologises after Bid to Put Squeeze on Suppliers
Byline: Iain Laing OUTSOURCING giant Serco has apologised for writing a letter to its suppliers demanding rebates in the face of Government spending cuts. Serco, which runs prisons, schools and nuclear facilities for the Government, wrote to...
Shepherds Swoop on Massive Factory; but Jobs Are Still Heading to Tyneside
Byline: Adam Jupp NORTH East marine firm Shepherd Offshore has splashed out tens of millions on a giant mothballed microchip plant. The company, fronted by ex-Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd, plans to use the one million square foot...
Shrewd Boss Must at Last Be Rewarded for His Work; So Where Now for Newcastle after Their Brilliant Derby Day Performance? Mark Douglas Reports
THERE can be no more excuses - Chris Hughton must be rewarded for his stunning work at Newcastle United with a healthy new long-term contract. It should have happened in the summer following promotion, when Hughton had proved himself more than capable...
Sign Company Has a Brighter Future after Buy-Out by Rival
Byline: Christopher Knox ASIGN making business that went into administration last year is now on the road to recovery after being bought out by a rival manufacturer, which has already created a number of jobs. Saltwell Signs, based at Team Valley,...
Somersby Ready for Gold Cup Glory
Byline: Saraband SOMERSBY has a fighting chance of claiming top honours in the totesport. com Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter today. Henrietta Knight deserves another classy chaser and this gorgeous-looking six-year-old can use this race as a springboard...
Sport Today
Burton Albion v Port Vale .................... Bury v Bradford............................... FOOTBALL (1945 unless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP A Tottenham v Inter Milan...................... Werder Bremen v FC Twente...................
Stone Throwers Endangering Lives, Warn Police
MISSILE-hurling yobs are putting lives at risk throwing stones at cars, police have warned. Teenagers have been seen repeatedly hurling stones at passing vehicles in parts of Newcastle over recent weeks. On one occasion, a woman needed hospital...
Team Spirit Is Key Says Mick; Pool Gaffer Looks for Repeat of Battling Qualities
MICK Wadsworth leads his Hartlepool side into battle against Notts County tonight looking for a repeat of their spirited weekend showing at Dagenham, writes JAMES HUNTER. Pool snatched a late point on Saturday when Gary Liddle's shot deflected off...
Time to Deliver on a 10-Year Promise; BOXING
AUDLEY Harrison insists he is ready to deliver on the promise he made a decade ago and beat David Haye to become WBA world champion. Harrison set himself the goal of becoming world champion when he turned professional after winning gold for Great...
Transatlantic Boost for North Lifesavers; Les' Voluntary Work Really Does Pay
Byline: Dave Black VOLUNTEERS at the oldest operational lifeboat house in Britain have been given a pounds 2,000 transatlantic funding boost by a global energy giant based in the United States. The RNLI boathouse at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea - which...
Unfair Fines
YOUNG mother Angela opened a current account with one of our leading banks when she was 15 and operated it so well that, when she was 18, she was upgraded to a silver account with perks and a monthly service charge of pounds 8 a month. In January...
Vibrant Line-Up at Growth Conference
Byline: Peter McCusker LEADING business figures are topping the bill at the annual autumn conference of the region's Entrepreneur's Forum later this week. Sean O'Connor, who is ranked in the Sunday Times Young Rich List between Hollywood stars...
Wallabies Will Be Up to Full Strength
WALES could face the full might of Australia's All Blacks destroyers in Cardiff on Saturday. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has revealed a clean bill of health among his squad, despite the game's punishing nature in Hong Kong when Australia prevailed...
Web Chats Teacher Banned for 10 Years; 'Inappropriate Conversation' with Schoolgirl
Byline: Nicola Juncarp;Dan Warburton ATEACHER from the North East has been banned from the classroom for 10 years after inappropriate web chats with a teenage pupil. David Peel, who was employed as a supply teacher at Harton Technology College...
Welsh to Have a Go at Aussie Visitors
SHAUN Edwards has vowed that Wales will "have a crack" at Australia in next Saturday's autumn Test series opener at the Millennium Stadium. The Wallabies have arrived in Cardiff with the dust still settling on their stunning 26-24 victory over New...
We're All Free to Be Able to Pursue Happiness; WHAT Makes Us Happy? A Pre-Festival Survey Has Some Answers but, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports, Not Too Many Surprises
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE IN advance of its Free Thinking Festival, which is taking place at The Sage Gateshead this weekend, BBC Radio 3 has analysed the happiness of the nation. The theme of the festival, you see, is the pursuit of happiness....
With a Song in His Heart; North Teenager Wins National Title
Byline: Neil McKay ATEENAGER from County Durham has been named the country's Chorister of the Year. Liam Jones, 13, competed against seven other youngsters for the BBC Radio 2 prize in the final at London's St Paul's Cathedral, sharing the prize...

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