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 July 1, 2011

1,000 North East Teachers Go on Protest; Dispute Affects 450 Schools in the Region
Byline: Nicola Weatherall MORE than 450 schools in the North East were affected as 1,000 teachers descended on Newcastle for a peaceful protest yesterday. The strike was called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers...
Abandoned Fire Centre Was Doomed; Report States How Project Failed
Byline: Stephen.Cape Afire control centre which cost the taxpayer pounds 27m in rent has been condemned as a "comprehensive by an official report. The independent National Audit office in Newcastle said the national project - launched by previous...
Accolades for Firms and Their Apprentices
TOP apprentices from the North East and the employers who take them on have been recognised with national awards. Adam Nichol, 15, a pupil at Ashington High Schools Sports College, and Lori Douglass, 20, who is an apprentice at Procter & Gamble...
And the Nominees Are. Awards Will Honour Work in Schools
Byline: Nicola Weatherall SCHOOLS and teachers around the region are in line for prizes after the announcement of this year's finalists in the North East School Awards. For the fifth year running, The Journal has teamed up with its sister paper...
Anglers Enjoying the New Season
A LOT of anglers have been out recently enjoying the new season on the rivers, but the new season on the Big Waters at Seaton Burn has also proved encouraging where catches perch and rudd have been recorded along with bream to 5 lb. The Wear has...
Athlete in Bullish Mood; 10k Fun Run Launched at Kielder Water
Byline: Sara Nichol FORMER Olympic medalist Steve Cram sported a matador's hat yesterday as he launched a new fun run in the region. The athlete came face-to-face with a bull as he launched the first ever 10km race around the Bull Crag Peninsula...
Become a Country Gent Overnight for a Mere Pounds 11.5m; A Slice of the Region's Rural Grandeur Up for Sale
Byline: Michael Brown MEDIEVAL history and a slice of the region's rural grandeur have been put up for sale at the bargain price of ... pounds 11.5m. Buyers can become country gentry overnight by snapping up the Castle Heaton and Shellacres, a home...
Bidders Should Consider Rock Staff
Byline: Adrian Pearson AGOVERNMENT minister has said bidders for Northern Rock should consider the impact any purchase will have on the North East workforce. The House of Lords yesterday discussed the Government's planned sale of the Newcastle-based...
Big Is Still Beautiful When It Comes to Burgundy
reluctant to stir up the fine lees that falls to the bottle of the casks of white wine. Some Burgundy growers swear by lees stirring to make their wine richer and creamier. "We don't do it too much," he insists, "lees-stirring is done when you want...
British Teenagers Killed in Bus Crash; Father Tells of 'Unbearable' Agony at Death
Byline: Katie Hodge AFATHER has spoken of his "unbearable" agony after his teenage son and two close friends were killed in a bus crash on their gap year in Thailand. Bruno Melling-Firth, Conrad Quashie and Max Boomgaarden-Cook were on a coach...
Chiefs Face Opening Trip into the Tigers' Den
EXETER Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter insists his side are not fazed by opening the Aviva Premiership season with a trip to Leicester, due to how well they acquitted themselves on their visit to Welford Road last term. Yesterday's fixtures announcement...
City School Is Building for the Future
THE governors at Dame Allan's Schools in Newcastle have appointed the main contractor for their new nursery and junior school at Hunter's Moor. Durham-based Esh Construction will begin work on the six-acre site in Fenham next week, with the development...
COMPETITION: WIN Tickets to See Isla St Clair
CULTURE CLUB members have the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Isla St Clair at the Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, on Thursday, July 21 at 2pm. Isla, who is still remembered fondly as the assistant to Larry Grayson on The Generation...
Cook Warns His Side against Being Complacent
the men from the boys, Twenty20 will always be something of a lottery. "You can never go in with any degree of confidence that your strengths will automatically come to the fore," warned Cook. "After this week we've got teams to play now who...
Crisis Is Not All Down to Labour; Views of the North
JOHN Warmingham's claim that New Labour got us into the economic mess we are in today is oversimplistic, ahistorical and misleading (Views of the North, June 28). While New Labour can't be totally absolved of blame it borders on the ridiculous to...
Deaths
(Heaton). Jean (nee Alderson), formerly of Byker, died suddenly at home on 16.06.11. DODD (Embleton). On 26th June 2011, aged 81 years, Mary, dear wife of the Robbie, loving mother to Vivian and Raymond, mother-in-law of Dick, grandma to Karl, Linda...
Dicing with Their Future; Experts Are Agreed That the First Year of a Child's Life and the Quality of Its Early Relationship with Its Parents Are Vital. So Why Then Are Programmes Which Can Potentially Change the Face of Society in the Region at Risk of Closing? HANNAH DAVIES Investigates
Byline: HANNAH DAVIES THE way people bring up their children is a constant source of debate - as much in political circles as in homes around the North East. Parenting is something close to most people's hearts, but according to the head of one...
Djokovic Expecting French Fireworks
rival Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolish the theory that men's tennis is about the 'Big Four' and expects face more fireworks from the French dangerman today. A place in the Wimbledon final and the world number one ranking are on the line for Djokovic...
Engine Blows Berwick Chances; SPEEDWAY
Redcar Bears ............................. 46 Berwick Bandits......................... 43 A LAST-HEAT engine failure denied Berwick Bandits an away Premier League win at Redcar last night, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL. The Borders side went into the...
Falcons Have an Early Bath; Newcastle to Kick-Off New Season at Kingston Park
Byline: Mark Smith NEWCASTLE Falcons will open the new Aviva Premiership campaign with a home date against Bath on Saturday September 3. The 2011-12 fixture list sees the West Country side visit Kingston Park in week one, taking on the Falcons for...
Footwear Brand Breaks into Overseas Market
Byline: Karen Dent SUNDERLAND outdoor footwear brand Brasher is to start exporting for the first time in its 33-year history. The company, which was founded by Olympic steeplechase gold medallist Chris Brasher who also started the London Marathon,...
FTSE Keeps Moving in the Right Direction
Byline: Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 Index ended the day up 90 points to close at 5946, continuing on from Wednesday''s rally on the back of the Greek vote on austerity measures. In company news, Greene King released its preliminary results. ...
Fulham's Season Is Up and Running
NSI Runavik Ftowards further Europa League success with a comfortable victory against Faroese minnows NSI Runavik in Martin Jol's first match at the helm. Damien Duff, Danny Murphy Andrew Johnson netted the all-important goals at Craven Cottage...
Further Strikes in Pipeline after Day of Action; Further Strikes in Pipeline after Day of Action Hundreds of Thousands Walk Out
Byline: Stephen Cape ; Alan Jones THE biggest strike for five years closed thousands of schools and disrupted courts, driving tests and jobcentres yesterday, with warnings of fresh industrial action to come. Hundreds of thousands of teachers,...
Gardner Harbours a European Dream; Black Cats' Latest Signing Is Ambitious
Cback on European football to join Sunderland night, but believes he only put it off for a year. The 24-year-old midfielder was second of two Black Cats signings - with two more joining today. Hours earlier Ji Dong-Won completed his pounds 2m move...
Gunners Braced to Lose Their Skipper
ARSENE Wenger may be keeping his cards close to his chest in the summer transfer games, but Arsenal appear on the verge of finally losing Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona. And the Gunners skipper could be quickly followed out of Emirates Stadium by contract...
Hairy Heroes Ready for Action; the Hairy Bikers Are Gearing Up to Launch a New Range of Their Own Chilled Ready Meals. the Bearded Buddies Take Time out from Filming in Europe to Chat to KATHARINE CAPOCCI
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI THE nation's favourite food heroes, the Hairy Bikers, are revving up to launch a new range of prepared meals. And the lovable travelling cooks, who were hands-on with the creation of the chilled ready meals, say they...
Husband's Spirit Lives on in Garden; Will Be Open to the Public
Byline: NEILMCKAY Wfront and back gardens won Durham in Bloom award three years ago it was "proudest moment of his life", to his family. Now this weekend will see his Shirley open her husband's pride and joy to the public to raise funds the hospice...
'It's Not You Who Has Failed, It's the Government'
THOUSANDS of public sector workers voiced their discontent at the Government at a rally in Newcastle as the strikes closed schools, colleges and other public services. Union leaders also warned that the walkouts could escalate in the autumn if there...
I Wanted to Be Healthier - My Aim Now Is to Inspire Others to Follow Me; 'Beefy' Roberts Throws Down the Gauntlet
Byline: Robert Weatherall Kthrown down the gauntlet to the overweight obese of the north to their health, claiming "If I do it anyone can". Beefy's challenge to the people of North East to embark on a healthier lifestyle comes one month after...
Journalists Are under Scrutiny by Both Their Peers and Readers; Columnist
Byline: David Banks OH dear. I return from my sojourn in the Scottish isles to find myself in the same leaky boat as another erring newspaper columnist - the baby-faced Independent wordsmith Johann Hari. Hari stands accused of partly inventing the...
Kenny's TV Dinner; Pease Pud and Pork Tenderloin Will Be on the Menu When Chef Kenny Atkinson Joins James Martin on TV's Saturday Kitchen Tomorrow. KATHARINE CAPOCCI Has the Details
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI KENNY Atkinson, one of the North East's most celebrated chefs, is set to appear on BBC1's popular Saturday Kitchen cookery show tomorrow. And in typical Kenny style, on the menu will be a dish with a real regional flavour,...
Make Best Use of 'Liquid Asset'
Byline: CATRIONA LINGWOOD MAKING the best and most effective use of resources makes good business sense for all sectors and the construction industry is no exception. The latest focus of attention is water with the Strategic Forum for Construction...
Ministers Criticised over Bail Shambles; Emergency Legislation Now Planned
Byline: Wesley Johnson THE Home Office should have acted sooner to bring forward emergency legislation to reverse a controversial legal ruling which overturns 25 years of police practice, Labour said yesterday. The criticism came as both ministers...
Murray Ready for Fight of His Life; Scot Prepared for Mental and Physical Nadal Battle
ANDY Murray is prepared for the ultimate mental and physical battle when he takes on Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of Wimbledon today, writes ELEANOR CROOKS. The Scot will face the world number one in the last four for the second consecutive year,...
My 'In-Your-Face' England out for Revenge, Says Bresnan
TIM Bresnan has warned Sri Lanka "in-your-face" England will be unrecognisable today from the team trounced by the tourists on their last visit to Headingley. Bresnan yesterday had to deal with several unwelcome reminders of his part in England's...
New Bovine TB Case Confirmed in Cumbria
Byline: Karen Dent BOVINE TB has come a step closer to the North East after it was revealed a second positive case has been found close to the initial outbreak near Penrith in Cumbria. Animal Health created a three kilometre 'enhanced surveillance...
New Investment for Digital Start-Ups
Byline: John Hill NEWCASTLE is to be home to Europe's first pounds 1m digital start-up accelerator programme, in a move that could attract the sector's most promising emerging businesses to the North East. The ignite100 programme is backed by...
Pardew Is Expecting Demba to Get Goals
latest addition to Newcastle United's French connection when he joins from Lens this morning, writes STUART RAYNER. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is the Magpies' fourth signing this summer, and all speak French. But it is Senegalese striker...
'Patient Woke Up as Nurse Groped Her'
Byline: Rob Kennedy Atold a court how she came round from an anaesthetic find herself being molested a nurse. The woman had been at the Washington Spires hospital for breast surgery and as she woke up she felt a hand touching her. Prosecutors...
Pounds 20m Hall of Residence All Set for New Students
Byline: Christopher Knox NEWCASTLE-based builder Metnor has completed a pounds 20m residence for Northumbria University students after posting a return to profit. Winn Studios student residency, which has been built by Metnor Construction and...
Pounds 24m Store Expected to Be Given the Green Light
Tof shopping facilities in Northumberland market town is set get the green light next week. County councillors are expected to approve plans to build a pounds 24m superstore, which bring 290 new retail jobs to Morpeth. The 50,000 sq ft store...
Pounds 40,000 Fine after Death
Byline: Rob Kennedy Hfined pounds 40,000 for failures which exposed tenants the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Gentoo Group Ltd, a social landlord Sunderland, was originally charged with safety breaches which caused the death of pensioner...
Quay to Great Food
perched on top, warm with a beautifully runny yolk which dribbled over the mixed leaves and fishy morsels. Heaven! Across the table, another fishy starter of fresh mussels with cream, garlic, white wine and parsley, was a similar delight. They came...
Quickbites
Email your food and drink news to Katharine.capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk TOP OF THE POPS: Corn Again, the Durham-based gourmet savoury and sweet popcorn manufacturer, have launched their treats in snack-size bags. Using only natural ingredients, they are...
Reading Gives Little Children a Flying Start; Parents Can Help Youngsters Reach Higher Scores
Byline: Nicola Weatherall PARENTS who foster a love of reading in a child's early years are ensuring they get off to a flying start at school, according to a new study from North East experts. Researchers at Newcastle University discovered that...
Relaxed Maria Targeting Title; Sharapova Feeling No Pressure as Final Approaches
Mshe will not be feeling the pressure when takes on Petra Kvitova the Wimbledon final tomorrow -because it has taken her such a long time to get back there. The 24-year-old was certainly not at best in the semi-finals yesterday but was still too...
Richard's Boat on a Roll
Byline: ALAN CHARLTON THE last time Richard Roll had dolphins for company when out on his boat Stingray there was plenty fish. As Roll headed out of the Tyne with Graham Napier, and Ian Walker aboard, once again dolphins joined them, however things...
Shake Up of Van Hire Firm Is Reaping Rewards
Byline: Peter McCusker VAN hire firm Northgate's return to form continues to gain momentum with a near 50% jump in profits to pounds 53.8m and a further rise expected this year. Following some high-profile departures at the top of the Darlington-based...
Sheer Value Is the Aim; FOOD
Byline: BILL OLDFIELD THE girl who cuts my hair is called Trish Brown. When I say girl, she's more of a woman these days as I've known her a long time; time she's spent gaining experience with one of the best hairdressing chains in the land before,...
Social Media Can Help Get 'Traction' Opinion
Byline: Colin Willis "TRUST me. Your idea is worthless." This is the opening chapter of the book Do More Faster, which summarises some of the lessons learned from the US accelerator programme TechStars in Boulder, Colorado. I have been asked on...
Storm Surges into Top Spot
GRAEME Storm raced to the top of the leaderboard in the Alstom French Open yesterday, three weeks after the sensational round that qualified him for The Open Championship. Perched alongside him on six-under 65 at Le Golf National in Versailles is...
Success Tastes Ever So Sweet; Washington Old Hall Is Raising a Glass to a Taste Inspired by Nature FOOD NEWS
ANEW brew is the bees' knees in more ways than one. Washington Old Hall has launched its own beer and the key ingredient is honey from its own hive. Drinkers will be able to try it for themselves when Washington Old Hall Honey Beer is officially...
Table for 3
KATHARINE CAPOCCI Irvins Brasserie, The Fish Quay, North Shields IT'S a fair few years since we last visited North Shields Fish Quay, and I must admit it's undergone a transformation in that time. With its string of eateries, cafes and brasseries...
Tazeez Teed Up for Sandown Success
Byline: Saraband TAZEEZ is an interesting contender in the Ambant Gala Stakes at Sandown as he bids to get his season back on track. The seven-year-old was an excellent flagbearer for John Gosden last term, with a close-up third in the Prince...
Team Will Run in Memory of Dancer Emma; Great Northa Run as a Tribute to Tragic Drama Student
Byline: Brian Daniel Fteenager killed in a road accident are take part in the Great North Run to raise money for a fund in her name. Relatives and close friends of Emma Newton run the half marathon later this year, in an effort raise money for...
Time to Go Back to Future
Byline: SONAL MINOCHA JULY is the month of graduations at our universities. We are cultivating some extraordinarily innovative, creative individuals across all sectors. Keeping them in the region as they begin their careers and become established...
Traditional Treats for a Day beside the Sea; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
ACOASTAL hotel has unveiled a new, summer menu for families who do like to be beside the seaside. The Park Hotel, Tynemouth, is tempting tourists and families heading for the beach with a mouth-watering selection of traditional treats from snacks to...
Wartime Legacy Threat to Salmon; Gravel Mining Causes Difficulty
Byline: Tony Henderson ACTION is needed so that a wartime legacy does not threaten the Tyne's status as the best salmon river in England and Wales. Many migratory fish such as salmon, sea trout, eels and some coarse species are finding it increasingly...
We Miss Things. Real Things. Not Cyber Things. We like Letters. Love Letters Straight from Your Heart; OFF THE CUFFE
LInternet, which Cemento has tried to throw in the bin. It seems we're not alone being unhappy about That Internet - much preferring shops. And things. My market-leading market research market place, market down two for pound (not happy about the misspelling...
'We Should Not Trust Politicians' Headteacher's Scathing Attack on 'Boring' Government Policies
t private school is to issue a scathing attack on "boring" Government education policies. Dr Bernard Trafford, head at Newcastle's Royal Grammar School (RGS), will accuse ministers interfering with the curriculum and being focused on league tables...
Window Removed after Father's Death; 'Planning Gone Mad' Anymore
Byline: katie.davies Cplanning row on Tyneside by ripping out a disputed dormer window. John Smith, 68, battled for eight years to get permission for the window similar to many other homes on his street. But months after his death, Gateshead...
Wine
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE GENERALLY speaking, I find that the most exciting Burgundy wines are made by small, independent producers. The best are able to lavish exceptional care on their vineyards and can devote great attention to detail in making...
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