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 31, 2011

150 Protest over Green Belt Plans; Anger over Threat to Nature Reserve
Byline: Lesley Oldfield MORE than 150 people went on a protest walk yesterday at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, which is threatened by future new housing. Newcastle City Council is deciding whether to allocate green belt land neighbouring the site...
Abbott Praises His Comeback Kings
Carlisle United 3 Oldham Athletic 3 A thrilling comeback earned Carlisle United a share of the spoils - the very last they deserved in a game they controlled for long periods. However, a combination of dubious decisions from the officials and amazing...
Advantex in Comms Partnering
NORTH East telecommunications firm Advantex Network Solutions Ltd has gained a top industry accreditation. The Houghton-le-Spring-based company has become an authorised partner of Mitel, a leading communications software solutions provider. The...
Bench Painting a Portrait of Blyth; Fallen Guardsman and PC Honoured
Byline: Sara Nichol AN unusual piece of public art which honours three important Northumberland figures has been unveiled. The Portrait Bench features comedian Stan Laurel, PC David Rathband, who was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat, and Guardsman...
Bishop: Protest Will Not End in Violence; but He Backs Legal Effort to Clear Campers
Byline: Arj Singh THE Bishop of London has backed legal measures that could lead to anti-capitalist demonstrators being evicted from their camp outside St Paul's. The Right Reverend Dr Richard Chartres told a crowd of hundreds on the steps of...
Black Cats May Seek Permission to Sign Keeper; Boss Is Pleased with Westwood
SUNDERLAND may seek special dispensation to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan after Simon Mignolet broke his nose, writes STUART RAYNER. The Belgian collided with Emile Heskey early in the second half of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa,...
Borrowed Wings Can Fly to Victory
Byline: Saraband ON Borrowed Wings can take flight on a fine afternoon of sport at Kempton. The David Arbuthnot-trained eight-year-old posted some accomplished efforts in defeat last season, and looks a warm order at the Esher circuit. This particular...
CHILD OF THE 80s
WHEN people are asked about the first record they ever owned, I am always amazed by how cool they were in their infancy. Depending on their age, people say that the first record they ever owned was by The Beatles, The Clash or The Stone Roses. (Nowadays,...
Crossing at Fatal Crash Scene Likely to Stay Open
A BUSY crossing where a schoolboy was knocked down and killed is unlikely to be closed - but safety measures could be upgraded. Brandon Nugent, 13, of Gilesgate, Durham, was hit by a car while crossing the A690 between Gilesgate and Belmont on March...
Cuggy Is Cautious over Cup Derby Tie
Droylsden ...................................... 0 Blyth Spartans .............................. 0 BLYTH boss Steve Cuggy has welcomed the chance for a local derby against Gateshead in the FA Cup first round proper but that will mean nothing if they...
Darlington Hit Top Gear to Mow Down Beverley; REGIONAL ROUND-UP
DARLINGTON Mowden Park surged to the top of SSE National Three North courtesy of their 49-3 drubbing of Beverley, writes MARK SMITH. The Yorkshire visitors now find themselves at the bottom of the league after their seventh loss in nine league outings,...
Dream Job Is 11 Months Planning for Just One Day; She Says That If She Could Have Created Her Ideal Job, It Would Be the One She Has. KAREN DENT Meets Northumberland County Show Secretary Gaynor Shotton and Talks Apprenticeships, Canadian Religious Sects and Why the One-Day Show Is 11 Months in the Planning
WHEN the gates open for next year's Northumberland County Show, very few people will realise that the event is the culmination of almost a year's worth of organisation. Gaynor Shotton, who now has six shows under her belt, is the first to admit...
Driver Is Jailed for Killing Pensioner; Eight-Month Term for Driver with Record
Byline: Joanne Butcher ADRIVER has been jailed for killing a pensioner on the same stretch of road where he was once caught speeding at 100mph. Liam Tuck, 23, drove into James William Harrison as the 70-year-old pedalled his bike along the A189...
Early Strike Crushes Colliers' Hopes of an Upset
Grimsby Town ...................................... 5 Ashington ............................................. 0 GARY Middleton felt that Ashington's hopes of causing an FA Cup upset against Grimsby Town suffered a huge dent after conceding a goal after...
England End Year on a High with T20 Win
E NGLAND ended their rollercoaster 2011 back on a small upward curve and remain rightly proud of what has been mostly a year of outstanding achievement. Victory was badly needed in last night's one-off Twenty20 in Kolkata, to avoid a seven-match...
Eurozone Will Muddle through Crisis
Byline: ANDREW MILLER THE news from the latest EU summit, apparently the 14th special summit in 21 months, supports our longstanding assumption that the euro area and wider capital markets can muddle through their latest crisis of confidence. ...
Evo-Stik First Division North
Mossley ................................................. 3 Durham City ........................................... 4 DICKIE Ord saluted his players' fighting spirit after they battled back from 3-0 down at Mossley to extend their winning streak to...
Father Fights for Life after Road Accident; Victim Knocked Down after Leaving Party at Club
Byline: Dan Warburton ANEW father was last night fighting for life after being knocked down in a late-night collision just moments after leaving an engagement party. Officers launched an investigation after the unnamed 32-year-old was taken to...
Friends Mourn for the Great Sir Jimmy; Star Raised an Amazing Pounds 40m for Charity
Byline: Joanne Butcher NORTH East friends of the late Sir Jimmy Savile were last night paying tribute to the veteran DJ and presenter. The charismatic broadcasting stalwart was found dead at his home in Roundhay, Leeds, on Saturday. He would have...
Fuel Pellets Burst into Flame at Port; Firefighters Battle Blaze for 12 Hours
Byline: Joanne Butcher FIREFIGHTERS spent more than 12 hours battling a huge blaze after wooden fuel pellets burst into flames. The 200-tonne stockpile of biomass pellets, at Port of Tyne's Tyne Dock, South Shields, caught fire early yesterday....
Garcia Eyes Cup Bid after Second Success; GOLF
SERGIO Garcia is back in the world's top 20 and top of Europe's Ryder Cup points race after grabbing his second victory in a row yesterday, writes MARK GARROD. The 31-year-old (pictured right), who ended close to three barren years in winning by...
Government Looking for Scapegoats
Byline: KEVIN ROWAN THE Government is clearly under pressure. With unemployment at a generational high and showing little signs of changing any time soon, more and more economists and commentators are urging the Government to recognise the current...
Growth Figures to Give Health Check
QUARTERLY results from Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland will provide focus this week while economic growth figures for the third quarter will provide a highly-anticipated insight into the health of the UK recovery. Official figures are expected...
Huge Task Awaits New Quakers Boss
Darlington ............................................ 1 Hinckley United .................................... 1 CRAIG Liddle was in the dugout, Colin Cooper in the directors' box. But whichever of them take on the manager's job, they have a huge task...
'I Put on Shows in the Back Yard and Charged My Mother for a Ticket' NOW AND THEN
LEAH Bell lives in Northumberland with her husband, Johnny De Little. Leah has worked in showbusiness for many years, from sharing the stage with David Jason in pantomime at the Theatre Royal, to producing her own pantomime, Dick Whittington, for the...
It's Not Easy Being the [...]
Byline: David Wells It's not easy being the one who has to tell it how it is, the one everyone else is hiding behind, but that's your role today. Someone will be glad of your honesty and your straight forward approach; say it, mean it, support them....
It's Weird and Wonderful for Trainer McCain
WEIRD Al proved wonderful for Donald McCain as the winter game took the spotlight on Saturday. The lightly-raced eight-year-old was promoted to favouritism for the Hennessy Gold Cup after a smooth display in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby....
Jim Fixed It for Us to Enjoy Much-Missed Family Entertainment; Columnist
FOR years I've reckoned my childhood must have been either utterly deprived or privileged. You see, I can't remember writing a single letter to Jimmy Savile. I've always assumed it was either because my pocket money couldn't stretch to a stamp,...
Krul's Earning Points and Pardew's Plaudits; Krul Earning Points and Plaudits
Byline: Mark Douglas IN-FORM goalkeeper Tim Krul will be worth 10 points to Newcastle United this season, buoyant boss Alan Pardew believes. The Holland shot-stopper emerged on top from the three-way fight to become United's number one this summer...
Labour's Legacy in North East; Views of the North
NICK Clegg informs the readers of The Journal (October 28) that the North East could become a world power house. This is fascinating news; let us not forget the damage the Government has done and is continuing to do to the North East economy. ...
LeighAnne Goes from Pulling the Plug to Pulling the Strings; Hard-Working Landlady Has Two Pubs and a Day Job as Well
Byline: Sara Nichol SHE started as a pot washer but now she's one of the North East's youngest landladies - at the very same pub. Aged just 14, LeighAnne Wilson had no idea she was on the first rung of her career ladder when she started washing...
Lock Doubtful for Relegation Dogfight after Saints Beating
Northampton Saints 44 Newcastle Falcons 15 NEWCASTLE Falcons were left counting the cost of their latest Aviva Premiership loss, with lock-forward Andrew van der Heijden now a major doubt for Friday night's relegation showdown with Worcester, writes...
Luggage Firm Finds Brand Travels Well
ALUGGAGE company is stepping up worldwide exports to capitalise on the popularity of its own brand after years of designing and selling products for big name designer labels including Pierre Cardin. North Shields-based Modrec has built up a reputation...
Mixed Picture Emerges in Defra's Income Report
Byline: Karen Dent CEREAL farmers are doing well but the livestock and horticulture sectors have suffered year-on-year falls, according to the latest Defra Farm Business Income (FBI) report. The 2010/11 figures showed a mixed picture, where rising...
Monday Feedback
PLENTY to get through this week after the absence of our Feedback column in last Monday's edition. We start with an age-old issue - literally. Alan Lee, of Gosforth, was not impressed by the description of the victims of conman John Twemlow, who...
Net Closing in on Killer; One of the North East's Most Baffling Murder Cases May Be Solved after 15 Years. NEIL McKAY Talks to the Detective Who Led the Hunt for the Killer
Byline: NEIL McKAY IT is one of the North East's most baffling unsolved murders - the brutal slaying of an IT manager in her own home, but exactly 15 years after the killers of Julie Smailes struck, the net could finally be closing in on them. ...
No Love Here as Hebburn Bow out; Gateshead Pay No Heed to FA Cup Romance
Byline: Mark Douglas Gateshead 3 Hebburn Town 0 ROMANCE of the Cup? This was more like a wet weekend caravanning in Wales for a quarrelling couple as ruthless Gateshead made no concessions to the FA Cup fairytale of Northern League Division Two...
Nurturing Tomorrow's Businesses
Byline: CAROLE WHITE THIS year Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place from November 14-20. Since its inception, Global Entrepreneurship Week has spread to 115 countries, with nearly 24,000 organisations planning more than 37,000 activities....
Opposition Grows to G4S Bid to Buy Cleaners
THE billion-pound takeover of a Danish cleaning firm by prisons and security group G4S is in the balance with two more large shareholders expected to oppose the deal. G4S, the world's largest security company, needs to get three-quarters of votes...
Pardew Mulls His Options after First Defeat
Byline: Stuart Rayner FOR the first time this season, Alan Pardew has had to deal with a Newcastle United defeat, and the Magpies manager admits he is unsure how he to respond this evening. The problem is made more complicated because tonight's...
Partnership Could Be Broken Up - Bruce
STEVE Bruce hailed his new strike partnership, but hinted Sunderland fans should not get too used to it. Playing alongside Nicklas Bendtner, the Black Cats' most expensive teenager, Connor Wickham, marked his first Stadium of Light start with a...
Places Are Available on Trade Trip to India
NORTH East firms have been offered the chance to meet potential customers in the world's second fastest growing economy. As part of its programme of Market Visits, export agency UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will be taking a delegation from the...
Policy Mis-Selling Fears Halt Homeserve Sales
HOME repairs group Homeserve has halted its telephone sales and will retrain nearly 500 call centre staff after it discovered possible mis-selling of its household emergency policies. The FTSE 250-listed company, which insures against and repairs...
Pool Boss Takes the Blame for Heavy Loss
Hartlepool United ........................... 0 Charlton Athletic ............................ 4 HARTLEPOOL boss Mick Wadsworth refused to single out any of his players for Saturday's horror show against Charlton and took full responsibility for his...
Probe Begun after Policemen Hurt in Attack
TWO police officers were assaulted in a one-punch attack. A man was arrested at around 10.25pm on Saturday when the two officers in a marked car pulled up alongside a man on the side of the road. But as he spoke to the officer, the man launched...
Regional Athletics Round-Up
MORPETH opened up a significant lead in the senior men's Division One table after the second Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture at Farringdon. The Northumberland club now hold a three-point advantage over defending champions Heaton...
Region Owes Pounds 300,000 in Unpaid Library Fines
READERS have racked up more than a quarter of a million pounds in unpaid library book fines in the North East. A Freedom of Information request revealed that libraries are owed some pounds 295,501 by borrowers failing to bring the books back. ...
Schism Is Healed by a United Front; Steven Taylor Believes Unity Is Firing Newcastle United's Drive into the Premier League Top Four. Mark Douglas Reports
IF the Newcastle United of 2010 sometimes felt like rebels without a cause, the difference between that and the current crop couldn't be more stark. Led by Kevin Nolan and backed up by the constantly agitating Joey Barton, there was an 'us against...
Small Businesses Call for Utilities' Code of Conduct
Byline: Karen Dent HIGH energy costs are hitting small firms hard and affecting their ability to control their cashflow. The issue has provoked demands for a code of conduct to police the way that small businesses are treated by the utilities, similar...
Stunned Boro Fall to Saints; League Leaders Run Riot to Defeat Mowbray's Men
BATTERED Middlesbrough must bounce back from a bruising defeat at Southampton and restore pride and momentum at Doncaster tomorrow. The Teessiders were given a torrid time by the rampant table-toppers and were left smarting and looking second best...
There Is Life after Bent for the Cats
Byline: Stuart Rayner IT MAY only have been nine months, but much has changed at the Stadium of Light since Darren Bent took Aston Villa's 80,000 pieces of silver. Saturday's seesawing game showed the positives of Sunderland's new look have been...
Time to Tackle This Joblessness Tragedy; Tax Break Can Help the Young - Greggs Chief
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE chief executive of Greggs has called for the Government to intervene and end the "tragedy" of youth unemployment. Ken McMeikan has lent his support to a CBI bid to tackle the rising number of jobless people by putting...
Top Officer Loses His Appeal over Sacking; Reason for Dismissal Is Kept Secret
Byline: Neil McKay ASENIOR officer with the North East's largest local authority has lost an appeal against his sacking. Stephen Keetley was suspended on full pay in July but Durham County Council remained tight-lipped on the reason why its head...
Tribunal to Rule in Row over Sacking; Nurse Told He Could Not Return
Byline: Alastair Craig ACOURT is set to rule on a long-running dispute between a sacked nurse and a North East health trust. An employment tribunal in April found that Yunus Bakhsh had the right to demand his job back, five years after he was first...
Turning Water into Fuel and Creating 1,000 Jobs
Byline: James Marley ACOMPANY turning water into fuel for your car is on the verge of securing a pounds 30m investment. Start-up business Inova Power has come up with a four-step process to take hydrogen from water and use this to create power....
Warnock Praises Ferdinand Character
Tottenham Hotspur .........................3 Queen's Park Rangers .................. 1 QPR manager Neil Warnock praised the character and performance of Anton Ferdinand despite seeing his team go down 3-1 at Tottenham. Last week, former Sunderland...
Warring Duo in Another Bust-Up; MOTOR RACING
LEWIS Hamilton and Felipe Massa again yesterday found themselves at war both on and off track in a dispute that has overshadowed the Indian Grand Prix. For the sixth time in their season-long conflict the duo collided, and in the post-race aftermath...
Was He Really Fit to Drive? Campaigning MEP Speaks of Her Horror as Driver Whose Lorry Killed North East Woman Is Involved in a Second Fatal Accident
Byline: Brian Daniel THE driver of an HGV who killed a Northumberland woman is suspected of being involved in a second fatal collision, it has emerged. Joao Lopes, who was at the wheel of a lorry which killed Eilidh Cairns, is un1derstood to...
We Will Remember Them; It's the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion and the Extensive Help It Provides for Ex-Service Personnel and Their Families Is in Greater Demand Than Ever. MIKE KELLY Looks at Its History and Explains Why Bosses Wish There Was No Need for the Charitable Organisation
Byline: MIKE KELLY THE First World War was supposed to be the war to end all wars and those who fought in it were told they were to return to a country fit for heroes. Neither, of course, was to prove to the case and those ex-service personnel...
When Football Fans Rarely Fail to Be Inspired; as Any Football Fan Knows, What Happens on the Pitch Is Only One Part of the Matchday Experience. Inspired by a Game Involving Two Local Rivals at the Weekend, TONY HENDERSON Explores the Historic Tradition of Chanting from the Terraces
Byline: TONY HENDERSON CHANTING football fans rarely lack inspiration when it comes to dreaming up quirky ditties to poke fun at opposing teams. But the followers of Gateshead football club faced something of a puzzler on Saturday at their home...
Why Changing the Clocks Would Be a Waste of Time; Farmer Could End Up with Fields in Different Time Zones
Byline: Brian Daniel ACHANGE in the way we keep time could see farmer Dougie Watkin's fields split over two time zones. Plans have been mooted to switch the UK to Central European Time. The Daylight Savings private member's bill seeks to move...
You'll Probably Be Baffled but like It; Hilary Lloyd's Work Is Rather Understated and Urbane. So How Come She's a Turner Prize Nominee? as Part of a Special Culture Series, Tamzin Lewis Introduces the First of Four Artists Shortlisted for Art's Biggest Prize
THE Turner Prize brings to mind controversy and outrage; elephant poo, porn and condoms. But this year it is oh, so elegant. And for proof of all this refined sophistication, take a look at film and video artist Hilary Lloyd. Her work is so enigmatic...
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