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 9, 2011

Airing Issue of Excess Moisture; Good Ventilation Is Vital, Says House Doctor Peter Fall
Byline: PETER FALL IT is a fact of life with modern buildings that we need to take particular care over generating too much humidity because these homes are both well insulated and largely draught-free. Older homes, on the other hand, are difficult...
Allotments Keep Growing; More Land Is Opened Up to Gardeners
Byline: Ruth Lawson AVILLAGE allotment that stood unused for years because of a pollution scare has proved so popular since its relaunch that more land has been opened up to growers. Gardeners at the allotments in Widdrington Station, Northumberland,...
Author Tickled by Class Acts; Author Wendy Holden Tells HANNAH STEPHENSON Why She Can't Take Pretentious People Seriously
Byline: HANNAH STEPHENSON AS GHOST writer for a newspaper column by socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Wendy Holden learned a lot about social climbing. The Yorkshire lass, whose debut novel Simply Divine was inspired by her partnership with the...
Bandits Ready to Repel the Rebels; SPEEDWAY
BERWICK Bandits' play host to Somerset Rebels tonight, with the visitors looking for Premier League points despite undergoing one of speedway's longest journeys. But the home side go into the Shielfield Park event, which starts at 7pm, without Josef...
Beautiful Bespoke; Ever Wondered Where the Top Interior Designers Shop? George Bond Reveals His Best-Kept Secrets
THE North East is home to a rich tapestry of talented artisans and experts in the field of design. Born and bred in this region, I've witnessed the North slowly shed its skin of being identifiable only as a place of industry, to evolve to become a...
Beware the Perils of a 'Fast Buck' the Idea of Earning Fast Money by Investing in Promising New Companies through a Venture Capital Trust May Be Tempting, but Financial Adviser IAN LOWES Warns That There Can Be a Downside
Byline: IAN LOWES VENTURE capital trusts (VCTs) sound great in theory but, in practice, few are living up to expectations. These investments currently offer generous tax relief of 30% of the amount invested. This is because they are ultimately...
Big Leap Forward for Smart Car
Byline: Peter Keenan THE first smart car, launched in 1998, quickly gained a legion of fans - and the latest model looks set to be just as popular. The original has become a familiar part of the roadscape in many cities worldwide, with more than...
Blaydon Get Set for Tilt at the NEPL Title; DUKES NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE
BLAYDON are ready to have a real tilt at the Dukes NEPL title as the second half of the league season gets underway this morning. An opening sequence of five successive victories marked Blaydon out as the early pacesetters, but unbeaten champions...
Blow for North as Key Duo Withdraw; MINOR COUNTIES
NORTHUMBERLAND will have to do without two of their most experienced players as they go in search of their first win of the season this weekend, writes JAMES HUNTER. Skipper Marc Symington and opening bat Dan Shurben are both ruled out of Northumberland's...
Bradley Targets End-of-Season Comeback after Tour Crash
BRADLEY Wiggins has targeted a return to competition by the end of the season after his Tour de France hopes ended yesterday when he crashed out on the seventh stage and fractured a collarbone. A day after Edvald Boasson Hagen secured Team Sky's first...
Bus Company Boss Cleared of Murder; Verdict Follows a Three-Year Wait for Justice
Byline: Sara Nichol AGRANDFATHER accused of murder on a holiday island was last night found not guilty. Coach company boss Stephen Johnson's four-day trial at the Criminal Court in Santa Cruz in Tenerife came to a dramatic end when a jury of nine...
Button Wants to Use Experience in Management Role for Drivers
Byline: Ian Parkes JENSON Button is poised to step into driver management as he believes he can offer expert insight to the next generation. With 12 years of Formula One experience behind him, Button believes the time is right to put his knowledge...
Call for Action as Fuel Prices Hiked Up; Government Is Told to Act
Byline: Sara Nichol NORTH East MPs and charities have called for Government action after British Gas announced it is hiking-up the price of both gas and electricity. The company announced yesterday that it will increase gas bills by an average...
Cameron Insists Coulson Deserved 'Second Chance' Former Aide Released on Police Bail
Byline: Tom Morgan ; Sam Marsden Djudgment" yesterday after his former communications chief was arrested on suspicion of bribing corrupt police officers. The Prime Minister was forced to defend his decision to appoint Andy Coulson to a top Downing...
Can Also
Runner beans IF your runner beans don't have many flowers on them it may be you've applied too much fertiliser and/or water at the wrong time, which will result in plenty of healthy leaves but not many flowers. Cold and windy weather can also stop...
Captain's Armband Goes to Coloccini
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE United have ushered in a new era by appointing Fabricio Coloccini as the new club captain. The Argentina defender was informed on Thursday afternoon that he would be the successor to Kevin Nolan in a move that is partly...
Caring for a Downer Cow; VET'S VIEW
Byline: IAIN CARRINGTON THE assessment and prognosis of the downer cow case is difficult. It is important in the first instance to get as good a diagnosis as possible, so that the correct treatment can be instituted or slaughter/euthanasia on humane...
Cats' Signing Statement
STEVE Bruce believes Sunderland have made a statement to their Premier League rivals by signing John O'Shea and Wes Brown, writes STUART RAYNER. This week the pair became the Black Cats' seventh and eighth acquisitions this summer, followed by "Bosman"...
Chilean Miner Is a Star to Children; Rescue Captured Imaginations
Byline: Neil McKay CHILDREN laid on a film star welcome yesterday when one of the rescued Chilean miners visited their school. Headteacher June Lee said it was like "a visit from a movie star" when Carlos Bugueno - one of the 33 miners trapped underground...
Contemporary Homes Impress
NEW homes in a village setting are proving popular on the western outskirts of Newcastle. The Leazes is a development in Throckley where Barratt North East is building designs from its new Contemporary range, which feature attractive exteriors with...
Cool Courage of Bomber Command under Fire; Journey's End by Kevin Wilson (Orion, Pounds 9.99)
about Bomber Command in the Second World War by the Cheshirebased author and former journalist. Like Bomber Boys (2005) and Men of Air (2007), it is hard to put down. Many books about the 1939-45 conflict disappoint through being too much like regimental...
County Durham Leagues
EPPLETON go into tomorrow's Durham Senior League cup final at home to South Hetton with just one injury doubt as Craig Scurr battles to overcome a hamstring strain. The match will climax a momentous weekend for the club which began last night with...
Cricket Star Bowled over by School's New Garden
Byline: Ruth Lawson PUPILS at a Northumberland school got a special visit from cricketing ace Steve Harmison as he opened their new outdoor feature. The students at Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Morpeth, Northumberland, got the...
Deaths
ANDERSON (Ashington). WBro. Alex Anderson PProv. JGW. Brethren of Ashington Lodge 2868 please attend St. John's Church, Seaton Hirst on Tuesday 12th July at 1.00pm. FAIRBAIRN (Alnmouth). Waterside House. Peacefully on Thursday 7th July, aged 93...
Derbyshire Are Out-Foxed as Leicestershire Bag Home Quarter-Final
LEICESTERSHIRE Foxes snatched a dramatic victory against Derbyshire Falcons at Grace Road to clinch a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Friends Life t20. Chasing a target of 151, the Foxes scored 89 runs from the final 10 overs to win by two...
Diary
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Today Blaydon and District in Bloom Committee, annual rose and flower show, Winlaton Centre, North Street, 1.30-5pm. Tomorrow National Gardens Scheme,...
Don't Give Up Just Yet David - Hatton; BOXING
RICKY Hatton still firmly believes that David Haye can unify the heavyweight division and has called on the former WBA world champion to postpone his retirement. Haye surrendered his WBA belt to Wladimir Klitschko last week after being out-pointed...
Duke: 'This Canada Visit Has Made Us' Trip Exceeded Expectations Say Couple
Byline: Tony Jones THE Calgary Stampede - "the greatest outdoor show on earth" - was started by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday as their tour of Canada drew to a close. The royal couple began the parade of the rodeo show and festival...
Energy Firms Must Open Their Books; Opinion Audrey Gallacher
TWO of the Big Six energy firms have now announced eye-watering price increases and it cannot be long before the others follow suit. This will have sent a shock wave through the country and the thought of this winter's heating bill will be sending...
Enjoy Charm of Coastal Living
ALMOST half the homes in a small development of spacious, stone-built homes in one of the most popular areas of the North East have been reserved, only a few days after the launch. Mizen Court, on the edge of the coastal village of Bamburgh, in...
Everything You Need to Stay Focused; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
A MODEST quote, below left, from one of the greatest photographers - Ansel Adams. Yet while we cannot all be as brilliant as Ansel Adams, there is absolutely nothing to stop us from trying. With the summer upon us, it's the perfect time for getting...
Exclusivity on Offer in Shape of Infiniti G37
Byline: Mike Torpey INFINITI embraces a level of service it calls the Total Ownership Experience. There aren't traditional showrooms, instead, the Infiniti centres are based on luxury boutique hotels. Nor will you find salesmen patrolling the...
Falcons Reach Boiling Point; Van der Heijden Braces Himself for Cook-Off Contest
Byline: Mark Smith ANDREW van der Heijden is ready to cook up a storm for Newcastle Falcons this season. The giant lock forms part of a Kiwi team taking on a home contingent in a culinary contest this afternoon, and has even been preparing by...
Farmers Hit by EC Change to Payments; Late Single Farm Payment (SPS) Cheques Have Been Hitting the Headlines over the Past Few Years but Now There Are Issues with Environmental Schemes Which Farmers Signed Up to, Expecting a Twice-Yearly Income. KAREN DENT Finds out Why North East Farmers May Be Waiting a Long Time for Their Next Stewardship Cheque
HUNDREDS of farmers across the region are facing major delays in receiving the cash they expected after signing up to long-term environmental schemes. Agri-environment schemes such as the Higher Level Entry Scheme and Organic Entry Scheme initially...
Favourite Modum Was Disappointing
HE'S BEHIND YOU WHILE it was surprising to see Modun go off favourite for the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot, his performance was disappointing. He beat only three home. He had gone up 15lb for his easy win on his Newbury reappearance...
Franchise Failure Cost Taxpayer Pounds 30m; Report Reveals Rail Bosses Lowered Payout
Byline: Adrian Pearson G OVERNMENT transport bosses missed out on pounds 30m when they took back control of the East Coast Main Line from National Express, it has emerged. A parliamentary select committee report has revealed the Department of...
'Freedom'', No Good for State Schools; Views of the North
DR Bernard Trafford is rightly concerned about the role of Government in our education system and reasons that the independence of the new academies will be a "boon" because of their freedom from political meddling ("We should not trust politicians",...
Going on Strike Is Not the Answer; Views of the North
YOUR correspondent Mr T Bennett, of Ashington, claims letters from myself and two other correspondents, denouncing the public sector strikes, were prompted by envy (Voice of the North, July 6). I can assure Mr Bennett that mine was sparked by not...
Greene to Use Dress Rehearsal to Make His Mark; ATHLETICS
EUROPEAN 400metres hurdles champion Dai Greene believes this weekend's Diamond League meeting at Birmingham will act as a "dress rehearsal" for next year's Olympics in London. Greene, who also won Commonwealth gold for Wales in Delhi last year,...
Hilton Hotel Coup Delights Airport Bosses
Byline: Sara Nichol ANEW hotel at Newcastle Airport will be part of the Hilton chain, it was announced last night. Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a franchise licence agreement with Cairn Hotel Group (CHG) for a DoubleTree hotel...
History Comes Back to Life for Classmates
Byline: Paul Tully THE LAST surviving British military engine of the Boer War has given Northumberland students a major lesson in hands-on history. The 19th-Century Fowler three-speed road loco is in the ownership of Haltwhistle businessman Billy...
Hope for 800 Jobs in Cinema Project; New Shops and Restaurants Also Planned
Byline: Ruth Lawson AMULTI-MILLION pound redevelopment at a Northumberland shopping complex could create up to 800 jobs in the region, according to developers. If the long-awaited overhaul of Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington, which...
How's That for Timing
RARELY does Sir Henry Cecil win a Group One for the first time nowadays but Timepiece had a pleasant surprise in store by capturing the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newbury. Cecil has naturally made his mark in the race over the years, but not...
I'll Fight to Keep Duo, Says Wenger
ARSENE Wenger last night vowed he would fight to keep captain Cesc Fabregas and contract rebel Samir Nasri at Arsenal. The Gunners have endured another summer of transfer speculation over Spain international Fabregas, with Barcelona lodging a pounds...
It All Appears to Be Just about Saturday
Byline: MOSCROP APART from the big summer festivals that inject some interest into midweek action, it seems racing is now all about one day - Saturday. Even those, including the Ebor meeting at York, have been put back a day or extended to incorporate...
It's High Noon for Wear-Tyne Stand-Off
THE WEAR-TYNE derby will be a high-noon showdown after Sky opted to televise the August 20 clash at the Stadium of Light. The game has been brought forward to a 12pm kick off for TV purposes but it will not be moved to Sunday like last year's two...
Jobs to Go at Energy Firm SSE after Doorstep Sales Are Axed
Byline: Iain Laing UP to 900 jobs will be axed at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) after the company announced an immediate suspension of its doorstep sales. The decision to abandon old-fashioned door-to-door selling follows a breakdown in...
Joy for Cavendish, but Wiggins Is Out
BRITISH riders had contrasting emotions on a day when Mark Cavendish moved closer to Eddy Merckx's record haul of Tour de France stage wins as Bradley Wiggins crashed out. Wiggins tumbled to the tarmac with around 40 kilometres left of yesterday's...
Judge Says Charge Should Be Changed; Careless Driving Does Not Reflect Incident Court Told
Byline: Neil McKay ACROWN Court judge has delayed sentencing on a council bin lorry driver who ran over and killed a pedestrian after rejecting arguments that the offence was almost "innocuous". Gavin Spoors had already admitted a charge of causing...
Karen Overbury
YOU read it here first. In last week's homemaker we gave a warning to people planning to put their home on the market to think carefully before splashing cash on costly home improvements. We explained that potential buyers might not be impressed...
Lakeland's Beauty Shines; DAVE MORTON Enjoyed Two Nights in the Lake District, Courtesy of the Great Inns of Britain
OVER the years I've visited the Lake District many times. Amazingly, on each occasion the weather has been fantastic - even in winter. Seriously, I've rarely encountered a spot of rain, which can only mean that one of these days I'll be truly punished...
Looking for Land? Whether You're Looking for Equestrian Facilities or Properties with Fishing Rights, Homes with Land Prove a Real Investment. Homemaker Looks at Four Such Properties for Sale across the Region
GREEN Holes Farm is a superb smallholding close to the Roman Wall near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. The smallholding, extending to around 18 acres, includes a Victorian farmhouse, outbuildings and pastureland which is ideal for equestrian purposes....
Luxury Restaurant Can Serve Alcohol Again
IT wasn't quite the gourmet experience - a three-course meal with a bottle of plonk from the supermarket. But for months, customers at luxury restaurant the Fisherman's Lodge had to bring their own alcohol to dinner. The eatery in Newcastle's Jesmond...
Make the Pledge on Peat; as a New Peat-Free Campaign Is Launched, Hannah Stephenson Looks at the Importance of Switching to Peat-Free Compost
UNLESS you've been living in a hole in the ground for the past few years, you'll know that using peat-based products is decimating peatlands throughout the UK and beyond. Peatlands provide vital habitats for wildlife, store greenhouse gases and...
McDowell's in the Driving Seat with 64; Graeme Leads the Way in Scottish Open
GRAEME McDowell now refers to Rory McIlroy as "The Man" - but his own talent was there for all to see again at Castle Stuart near Inverness yesterday, writes MARK GARROD. While McIlroy rests up before trying next week to become the youngest Claret...
McLaren and Red Bull Feud over Rules
McLAREN team principal Martin Whitmarsh and Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner were yesterday embroiled in a public spat over the shifting sands of the latest rule changes. Whitmarsh accused motor sport's governing body, the FIA, of making alterations...
Mevl't in Snub to Newcastle; Turkish Striker's Staying Put
NEWCASTLE United's interest in Turkey striker Mevlt Erdin is over, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The club are ready to move on to new targets after the Paris Saint Germain forward told United yesterday he would not be joining them. Newcastle had lodged a pounds...
Modern Touches on a Retro Classic
Byline: Lee Gibson MORE than 40 years on, the Swinging Sixties still hold a strange fascination for many people. Having been born slap-bang in the middle of this fondly-remembered decade, I can't claim to have any real memories of it myself....
Modern Vintage; Unfussy and Understated, Yet Elegant and Stylish, Kelly Hoppen's Designs Are Modern Classics, Says Claire Hornby
Byline: Claire Hornby WHEN it comes to interior design, inspiration can come from magazines, the natural world or the catwalk, but being invited to share someone else's creative vision is always a thrill. As such I am very excited by the launch...
Murray Seals Win with Triple Bagel; British Ace's Easy Victory Levels Davis Cup Tie
ANDY Murray took less than an hour to haul Great Britain level in their Davis Cup clash with Luxembourg by sweeping aside Laurent Bram without the loss of a game, writes GAVIN Mc-CAFFERY. The world number four needed only 51 minutes to tie the Europe/Africa...
Nesting by Angela Readman; SATURDAY SHORT STORY
IAutumn Catalogue T'S not that I disliked the woman downstairs, but she gave me no reason to like her either. All I knew about her was she liked to watch quiz shows and yell out the wrong answers. "Where are the fallopian tubes?" "Moskow," she yelled....
New Boy Vaughan Has Cats Ambition
Byline: Stuart Rayner HAVING so nearly defied the odds with Blackpool last season, David Vaughan is hoping to put Sunderland where he thinks they belong. The Welshman joined on a free transfer yesterday after running down his Bloomfield Road...
New Development Wins High Praise
ANEW development launched by a home builder who is new to the North East has been praised by new homes' buyers who have visited the development and the attractive showhome. These are the first homes to be built in the area by developers Linden Homes,...
New Kia a 'Very Fine Swan Indeed'
Byline: Malcolm Robertshaw THERE has been a Kia Sportage vying for business alongside the likes of the Land Rover Freelander, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4 since 1995. Recent times have seen much reworking of the Sportage SUV and, led by the...
Northumberland Leagues
IF you fall off your bike you need to get back on immediately, and that''s what Percy Main will be aiming to do today when they take on NTSL table toppers Swalwell at Derwenthaugh Park. Main lost out to fellow championship challengers Sacriston...
Oaks Win Will Have Haggas Dancing
DANCING Rain sprang a 20-1 shock when winning the Oaks at Epsom, but gets the chance to prove that was no fluke in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh next weekend, writes ANITA CHAMBERS. Winner of just one of her three starts, Dancing Rain was...
Old Friends Are Returning for Friendly
RESULTS are not important at this stage says Gateshead boss Ian Bogie - but the return of a few locals to the region today for a pre-season friendly might demand his side get one, writes MATT LESLIE. Gateshead entertain Huddersfield at the International...
Olympic-Inspired MINI's a Winner
Byline: Maxine Ashford IF you like to stand out from the crowd but appreciate the fun of driving then MINI has a special-edition model that could be right up your street. The Clubman Hampton SD has been introduced for the 12 months leading up...
PM Calls for Watchdog to Be Scrapped; Editors' Chief Defends PCC from Critics
Byline: Joe Sinclair THE Prime Minister yesterday sounded the death knell of the under-fire Press Complaints Commission. David Cameron said the News of the World phone-hacking scandal had exposed the press watchdog as "ineffective and lacking in...
Police Escort Geordie Runner across US
Byline: Alastair Craig ULTRA runner Mark Allison had a helping hand from the US state police when he met a surging river on his American quest. Faced with raging floods, a force trooper was called on to get him over the only safe crossing of...
Polyclinics Aren't Attracting Patients; Surgeries Not So Super in Some Areas
Byline: Helen Rae CONTROVERSIAL super-surgeries that opened in Tyneside at the order of the previous Government are failing to attract patients. Freedom of Information data has revealed that several Darzi centres - also known as polyclinics -...
Proceed 'With Care' in Student Market
Byline: Francesca Craggs DESPITE the uncertain housing market, student accommodation is still hot property, according to property experts - despite tuition fees for some students rising to pounds 9,000 per year in 2012. The increasing student...
Pupils' Golden Idea Becomes a Reality; Youngsters Name Unique Ambulance
Byline: Sarah Scott SCHOOLCHILDREN watched with pride as the unique ambulance they helped design rolled into action. Stocksfield Avenue Primary School in Fenham, Newcastle, was buzzing with excitement as the special ambulance they named and designed...
Q&a
Your money queries are answered by PETER RUTHERFORD, senior director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, chartered financial planners. QI AM being made redundant and I believe I am only going to be paid statutory redundancy pay, can you tell me how much...
Quiet Retreat Well Placed for Commuters
FAMILIES looking for a home set in a quiet retreat yet not too far from the buzz of Newcastle city centre should look at the Greenvale Park development, where a three-bedroom home can be bought for pounds 148,000. The three-bedroom Hawthorne house...
Range Rover Evoque Is Ready to Put on a Show
Byline: Mike Torpey THE first showroom-ready Range Rover Evoque has rolled off the production line at Land Rover's Halewood manufacturing plant in Liverpool. And Jaguar Land Rover's chief Dr Ralf Speth revealed that some 18,000 customer orders...
Reds Can Take the Battle to Crusaders
REDS captain James Horwill insists his side can overcome their status as underdogs and see off the starstudded Crusaders in what should be a thrilling Super Rugby final at Suncorp Stadium today. The Reds finished top of the regular season table...
Sacked Journalists Tell Under-Fire Brooks She Has Made Them 'Toxic'
NEWS International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has confirmed she is not heading up the inquiry into the hacking scandal - as staff accused her of making them 'toxic'. Ms Brooks pledged to find as many News of the World staff jobs within the firm,...
Smelly Problem Is Causing a Real Stink; Petition about Sewage Works Gets Big Response
Byline: Brian Daniel RESIDENTS in a Northumberland seaside village are kicking up a stink about smells coming from a sewage treatment works. People living at Lynemouth, near Ashington, are fed up with the stench they say regularly wafts from...
Snapper Focuses on Beauty of Islands' Stunning Wildlife; ENVIRONMENT
Byline: Tony Henderson WHEN North East wildlife photographer Kaleel Zibe first landed on the Farne Islands three years ago, he wondered why he had not made the trip earlier. "I still can't believe it took me so long to visit such a jewel of a...
Space for Everyone
Byline: Karen Wilson THERE has rarely been a dull moment at Mystic Manor - home to foster carers Barbara and Nick Carano for the past seven years. The pair have lost count of the number of children they've fostered over the past 20 years and say...
Sporty DS4 Hatch Is No Slouch
Byline: Chris Russon CITROEN has hit a rich vein with its snazzy DS3 hatchback - a car which outshines the MINI for affordable chic. Now there's another model about to arrive in the French car maker's stable in the shape of the larger DS4. ...
Style, Class - and Reliability Too
Byline: Enda Mullen ALFA Romeos are a little like Marmite - either you love them with a passion or avoid at all costs. OK, maybe the analogy's a little unfair but you probably get my drift. There are no doubt many motoring enthusiasts who've...
Superb Homes in Wonderful Location
CLOSE to the heart of popular Hexham, in Northumberland, but in a quiet development within pretty grounds, Haining Croft is a development of attractive, low-maintenance apartments. And only four properties now remain for sale at the development,...
Suzuki's Baby Grows Up
Byline: Steve Hughes SUZUKI is poised to cash in on the drive towards smaller, more eco-friendly 4x4-style vehicles with the impending arrival of a new high-value version of its SX4 model. Looking like the sort of scaled-down 4x4 that a rapidly...
Swiftly Becoming Leader
Byline: Patrick James SUZUKI has quietly crept up on the rails to challenge the frontrunners when it comes to firms leading the race for innovation and style. No model demonstrates this better perhaps than the excellent Swift, a car with style,...
Take Care of Your Credit Status; Finance Expert David Wilson Looks at Ways to Protect Your Credit Rating
BACK in 2007, most people's attitude to their credit status was that it must be good because they were generally offered credit on a regular basis. Today, things couldn't be more different with banks tightening their lending criteria so that only...
There Is Nothing like a World Cup
ENGLAND midfielder Anita Asante does not believe she will ever enjoy an experience like the current World Cup during the rest of her playing career. The Three Lions are preparing for today's quarter-final against France in Leverkusen in the knowledge...
This Is Far More Than a Crisis for Our Journalism; Columnist Paul Linford on Monday: Tom Gutteridge
Byline: Paul Linford FIRST it was the News of the World, scrapped by its owner Rupert Murdoch in an attempted damage-limitation exercise amid allegations that it hacked into the voicemail messages of, among others, schoolgirl murder victim Milly...
Thunder Will Break Their Duck Soon, Says Hood; RUGBY LEAGUE
Byline: Tom Coleman GATESHEAD Thunder's first win of the season will come "sooner rather than later" according to director of rugby Chris Hood. Thunder are at the Keepmoat stadium tomorrow to face in-form Doncaster, having been thumped 92-6 by...
Ticking Timebomb of Junk Food Generation; despite Years of Government Healthy Eating and Fitness Initiatives, Our Children Are Getting Fatter. KAREN WILSON Looks at the Issue of Childhood Obesity
Byline: KAREN WILSON FROM government ministers to TV chefs, the message about healthy eating has been hammered home to parents around the country over the last few years. Yet children in the North East have one of the worst levels of obesity...
TV Star Goes Back to His Roots to Boost Hall's Funds
Byline: Brian Daniel TV STAR Alexander Armstrong went back to his roots last night to raise money for a cause close to his family's hearts. The comedian, actor and presenter, laid on An Evening with Alexander Armstrong at Rothbury's Jubilee Hall,...
Verso-S So Easy on Your Pocket
Byline: Maxine Ashford TOYOTA has a knack for producing vehicles of outstanding value and the Verso-S is another prime example of this. The mini family hatchback has plenty of appeal both inside and out with its smart alloys, tinted windows and...
Victory Is Vital Claims Cook; England's Progress Measured by Wins, Says Skipper
Byline: David Clough WINNING will be everything today for Alastair Cook - who sees NatWest Series success as a signpost to greater achievements on the world stage for his developing England team. Cook acknowledges the series decider against Sri...
Washout Has Durham Back to the Start
Byline: Stuart Rayner AN intensely frustrating evening left Durham where they started in their quest to reach the knockout stages of the Twenty20 Cup for only the second time, according to coach Geoff Cook. The groundstaff only began taking the...
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