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 4, 2011

Across the Court from a True Monster; Barrister Twice Prosecuted Killer Robert Black - and Twice Saw Him Sent Down
Byline: Dan Warburton ABARRISTER from Tyneside has revealed the painstaking work involved in twice convicting child killer Robert Black of some of Britain's most shocking abductions and murders. Toby Hedworth spent nearly two decades trawling...
Arrests Made in Twitter Racism Case; Teenagers Questioned over Abuse
Byline: Sophie Doughty TWO teenagers have been questioned over racist slurs posted on Newcastle United star Sammy Ameobi's Twitter account. Police arrested two 17-year-olds on Wednesday after the striker Sammy who plays alongside his older brother...
Badger's Fireside Feasts Will Warm You on a Cold Winter's Day; FAMILY DINING
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI I'VE popped into The Badger a number of times over the years for family lunches and drinks with friends. It's somewhere I want to like as it's got that cosy country look and feel to it yet is only 10 minutes' drive from...
Bassong Apologises after Crucial Mistake
Rubin Kazan ......................................... 1 Tottenham ............................................ 0 SEBASTIEN Bassong last night apologised for the error which led to Tottenham failing to deliver the Europa League win over Rubin Kazan...
Bidding Opens for 'People's Palace' Hopes to Save Deteriorating Bit of History
Byline: Tony Henderson APALACE which has played several roles in Tyneside's recent history has been put on the market to tempt prospective buyers. The listed former Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park in Newcastle has been empty and deteriorating...
Bonfires and Bangers; Make British Sausage Week and Bonfire Night Go with a Bang with a Sizzling Celebration of the Good Old Banger. KATHARINE CAPOCCI Chats to a Sausage-Maker Bringing Home the Bacon
AS fireworks light up the sky tomorrow in celebration of Bonfire Night, thoughts turn to bangers of the culinary variety. Sausages, along with baked potatoes topped with butter, and toasted marshmallows, are traditional favourites found at Guy Fawkes'...
Bradley's Dream First Year Continues; GOLF
KEEGAN Bradley's dream first year in big-time golf continued yesterday when he began the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai with a seven under par 65. The 25-year-old American, whose play-off victory at the USPGA Championship in August came in the first...
Burns Is So Glad to End Days of Dieting; BOXING
RICKY Burns has revealed the end of his boxing-enforced WeightWatchers diet has been welcomed by his longsuffering family. Former WBO super-featherweight champion Burns (pictured above), who made three defences of the title he seized from Roman...
Challenging Times for Online Fashion Retailer
ONLINE fashion retailer ASOS has warned the run-up to Christmas would be challenging in the UK as retailers slash prices. The company, which targets 16 to 34-year-olds with clothes based on outfits first worn by celebrities, said UK retail sales...
Commissioner Plan Will Harm Rural Areas - Fears
Byline: William Green POLICING in rural areas could suffer as a result of plans for elected police commissioners, it was claimed yesterday. Northumberland County Council leader Jeff Reid warned his county could lose out to Tyneside as candidates...
COMPETITION: Win Tickets to Durham Musicon Jazz Festival
FOLLOWING the success of its first jazz festival earlier this year, Musicon - in association with St Chad's College, Durham and the Centre for Contemporary Performing Arts - is proud to be hosting a second. Culture Club members have the chance to...
'Complacent' Cricket Urged to Do More over Corruption
CRICKET has become complacent and has to do more to combat the "massive problem" of corruption in the sport, the game's former anti-corruption chief warned yesterday after three Pakistan players were jailed in London for spot-fixing. Lord Condon,...
Cricket Stars Start Jail Terms for Scam; Disgraced Trio Sent to Prison over Scandal
Byline: Sam Marsden THREE disgraced Pakistan cricketers were starting prison sentences last night for their parts in a match-fixing scam that rocked world sport. Ex-Test captain Salman Butt, 27, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for his role...
David Wells
Who rattled your cage? You don't appear to be in the mood for a drink at the Crab and Bucket, but isn't that where you always go on a Friday? That's the point Aries, routine is boring you, so look for something new this weekend. A meteor shower...
Deaths
BARKER (Warkworth). Latterly of Hadston. Peacefully on Wednesday 26th October 2011, aged 84 years, Eleanor Brown Barker, loving mam of David and Heather. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Service to be held at St....
Discover Fine Port from the Douro Valley
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE VINTAGE port is not made every year. It is the best fruit, from the most successful harvests, blended from the finest vineyards. The backbone of great vintage port is the fruit from a number of special vineyards, or quintas,...
Dodd's Has Biggest Bag in Station
HALFWAY through the weigh-in the biggest bag so far in the Bedlington Station open was Davy Dodd's nine flounders for 6lb 10oz and the heaviest fish was 5lb 7oz taken by Paul Buddles from Dunstanburgh. As a few more came to the scales the weights...
Do Women Need to Dress to Impress? Fashionista Mary Portas Has Slammed Some Female MPs for the Way They Dress, but Can Fashion Choices Affect Your Career? Newcastle Image Consultant KATHRYN CLARKE Looks at the Issues Female MPs and Businesswomen Alike Face
TALK to female MPs in the North East and you immediately realise that this group of women are not too bothered about trying to impress retail guru Mary Portas, who recently hit the headlines for criticising the dress sense of female Cabinet members....
Falcons in an Upbeat Frame of Mind for a Significant Moment in Their Season; Kingston Park Side Relaxed for Key Clash
Byline: Mark Smith IF Newcastle Falcons are feeling the pressure ahead of this evening's crunch home tie with Worcester they are doing a good job of hiding it. The Aviva Premiership's basement side are preparing for the 7.45pm kick-off determined...
Future of Farming Has to Be More Productive
Byline: Karen Dent FARMING must become more productive to feed the "very hungry world" that is emerging as a result of the spiraling global population, Defra secretary Caroline Spelman has warned. She said the growing global population, which reached...
Greek Bailout Deal Referendum Ended; Widespread Calls for PM to Resign
Byline: Elizabeth Barrett GREECE'S Prime Minister has abandoned his explosive plan to put a European rescue deal to a referendum. George Papandreou opened emergency talks with his opponents, who performed a U-turn and agreed to broad austerity...
Greek Tragedy Is Unfolding at High Speed; Peter Troy
WITH a name like Troy, I must be wary of Greeks bearing false referendums. Events have moved fast during the week and caught many European leaders off guard. Greek Prime Minister Papandreou's bold statement now looks like a risky gamble. To most...
High-Flying Park to Rest Skipper Junior; REGIONAL PREVIEW
Byline: MARK SMITH DARLINGTON Mowden Park will rest captain Junior Fagalilo for tomorrow's trip to Morley, with the Kiwi hooker having led them to the top of the National Three North table, writes MARK SMITH. Fagalilo has been a major hit since...
Holy Island Dash 'N Splash Is a Sport Worthy of Olympics; Columnist
Byline: David Banks IT IS not too late for the International Olympic Committee to persuade me to take an interest in London 2012. All they need do is include Holy Island Dash 'n Splash as a demonstration sport and I'm hooked. Dash 'n Splash is...
Hughton's Blues Make Stunning Comeback
Birmingham ......................................... 2 Club Brugge ......................................... 2 BIRMINGHAM produced a stunning second-half comeback to rescue a point from their Europa League Group H clash with Club Brugge to keep alive...
Iconic Location for Stylish, Relaxed Hotel; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
AS A key hotel within the city, Copthorne Newcastle provides both a relaxing and informal atmosphere which is difficult to beat with its combination of quality service and perfect Quayside location. With its enviable reputation for outstanding service...
Injuries Open Door for Cats Skipper
Byline: Stuart Rayner LEE Cattermole is pushing for a Sunderland recall with doubts over whether David Vaughan will make tomorrow's Premier League trip to Manchester United. Having named an unchanged side for their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa,...
Johnson Double Makes It Easy for Cottagers
Fulham 4 Wisla Krakow 1 ANDREW Johnson's brace helped Fulham comprehensively beat Wisla Krakow and edge closer to the Europa League knockout stages. The Cottagers took an early lead through Damien Duff but were soon pegged back by Andraz Kirm, whose...
Jury Considers Verdict on Death of Armed Man; Keith Richards Brandished Crossbow at Police
Byline: Dan Warburton AJURY has been sent out to consider its verdict at the inquest of a depressed man who was shot dead by police after brandishing a crossbow at officers in County Durham. Keith Richards, 47, was hit by a round from a sniper...
Just One Pound on Your Bill Helps the Homeless; Diners in the Region Are Once Again Being Asked to Add Pounds 1 to Their Restaurant Bills to Help Aid the Region's Homeless. KATHARINE CAPOCCI Has the Details of This Year's StreetSmart Scheme
Byline: KATHARINE CAPOCCI ASTRING of top restaurants from around the region have signed up to a Journal-backed campaign to help the homeless this winter. Some 16 eateries have already pledged their support for the annual StreetSmart charity appeal,...
Let Your Various Bodily Tresses Grow as Luxuriant as Wisteria to Celebrate Movember
Byline: KATE FOX LADIES and gentlemen it is Movember. Not a month for getting off your backside and moving about, though public health bodies would certainly tell us that that would be no bad thing. It is the month for growing a moustache. ...
Living under the Shadow of Bullies; A New Study Has Revealed Children in England Are More Afraid of Becoming a Victim of Crime or Bullying Than Their Peers in Europe. NICOLA WEATHERALL Gets Reaction from North East Education Professionals
Byline: NICOLA WEATHERALL SCHOOLDAYS are said to be the happiest of your life, but alarming new figures suggest today's children and young people don't necessarily agree with that old adage. According to research by university academics, schoolchildren...
Magpies Striker Is Called Up for Irish
NEWCASTLE striker Leon Best has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for the Euro 2012 play-off against Estonia amid a growing injury crisis. The 25-year-old has been called up by manager Giovanni Trapattoni with West Brom's Shane Long...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.4748 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5443 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.4079 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1091 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.72 ...........dollars...
Navy Has Invaded Hearts of City Miles Inland
Byline: Neil McKay DURHAM City may be 12 miles inland, but yesterday its citizens took the crew of the Royal Navy's flagship vessel to their hearts. Thousands lined the ancient cobbled streets as the crew of HMS Bulwark marched behind the Band...
No Bear-Baiting, Cock-Fighting or Drunkenness - and Tell Those Draughts Players to Keep It Down; Auction Lot Reveals How Newcastle's Party Vibe Angered the Authorities - in 1827
Byline: Tony Henderson ALMOST 200 years ago magistrates were clamping down on "party city" Newcastle, according to a historic document which is up for auction. The 1827 bye laws notice to inn and ale house keepers in Newcastle will be offered...
O'Brien to Use the Blinkers for Cup; RACING
AIDAN O'Brien will use blinkers on So You Think in the Breeders' Cup Classic tomorrow as he feels the giant Australian import is getting too relaxed in his races. Winner of three Group Ones since moving to O'Brien's Ballydoyle stables in Ireland,...
Pardew's Just Enjoying the Good Times
Byline: Mark Douglas TWELVE months ago Alan Pardew was out of work and searching for a new challenge after being dumped by League One Southampton. Yesterday, with his unbeaten Newcastle United side refreshed, reinvigorated and riding high in...
Pardew Will Not Readjust His Aims; Top-Half Finish Is Still the Target
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE United's soaring start to the season hasn't shifted Alan Pardew's belief that a top-half finish is a realistic target for his new-look Magpies. Victory over Everton in tomorrow's lunchtime kick-off will move Newcastle...
Preparing for the Worst; Plans Made despite Hope of a Rescue
Byline: Dave Black ECONOMIC rescue plans are being drawn up amid continuing fears that Northumberland's biggest private sector employer could go under with the loss of more than 500 jobs. County Hall bosses are "hoping for the best but preparing...
Pulis So Proud of His Stoke Battlers
Maccabi Tel-Aviv ............................1 Stoke ..............................................2 STOKE boss Tony Pulis was able to celebrate another landmark European night for the club as they shrugged off a punishing schedule to beat Maccabi...
Pushing Ahead for College Merger
Byline: Michael Francis COLLEGE governors in the North East have urged the Government to press ahead with plans for a merger. The merger between Newcastle and Northumberland colleges had been put on hold by Further Education Minister John Hayes...
Quickbites
Email your food and drink news to Katharine.capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk PARLOUR SCOOP: New ice-cream parlour, Archer's, on Acorn Road in Jesmond offers a taste of the sweet life with its award-winning dairy treats. The Italian-style ice-cream - with...
Reign of Fear Lasted for Years and Reached All Corners of the Nation
VAN driver Robert Black was convicted of murdering three young girls, abducting a fourth and attempting to snatch another during his 1994 trial at Newcastle. It was the killing of 11-year-old schoolgirl Susan Maxwell, from the village of Cornhill-on-Tweed,...
Resolving Disputes Need Not Be Costly; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE ROB LANGLEY
MEDIATION is frequently favoured by parties involved in a dispute as a way of resolving their differences without full recourse to the courts. Mediation is less combative than a court setting and more geared towards getting parties to find common...
Sales Rise but Shares Slump for Unilever
PG Tips to Persil consumer goods giant Unilever has warned its margins are being squeezed as it struggles to pass on a 15% hike in commodity prices. The Anglo-Dutch group said operating margins in the full year will be flat to slightly down as it...
Shake-Up Won't Give Me Too Much Power - King
Byline: Iain Laing BANK of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has denied he is being given too much control under a shake-up of the financial regulatory system. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is to be scrapped as part of plans to make the...
Shanks Big Thanks to In-Form Whittle
WHITTLE Dene complex remains in good form with the best catches taken from the Great Southern where the top catch this week was taken by Rob Shanks, who recorded 65 roach for 22lb. Derwent reservoir has seen coarse anglers continue to record some...
Silver Could Strike Gold at Fontwell; Saraband
SILVER Gypsy mixed it at a decent level over hurdles last season and looks worth following on her debut over the larger obstacles at Fontwell. The six-year-old won a bumper and two novice hurdles when trained by Kim Bailey, as well as finishing...
Site Managers Show Pride after Award Win
Byline: Iain Laing BARRATT site managers swept the board at the National House Building Council's Pride In The Job North East regional awards with Andy Dawson winning the top award for his exceptional workmanship. Dawson was presented with the coveted...
Speakers Encourage Firms to Take Risks; Courage to Take Risks and Confidence to Stand out Are the Keys to Success in a Brave New World of Business, Entrepreneurs Heard at a Major Conference in the North East, Writes IAIN LAING
Byline: IAIN LAING MORE than 150 business leaders and executives keen to learn and share experiences created an atmosphere of hope for the future at the Entrepreneurs' Forum autumn business conference in Gateshead. They heard from an impressive...
Stokes Hoping for a Speedy Recovery
Byline: Stuart Rayner BEN Stokes is hoping to be fit for the start of the 2012 county cricket season, but the Durham all-rounder will not be involved in England's winter schedule. The Riversiders have confirmed Stokes (pictured right) will be...
Streetsmart
StreetSmart raises thousands for homeless charities in cities every year during November and December. The 2010 campaign raised a total of pounds 465,000. Since StreetSmart was established in 1998, it has raised over pounds 4.7m for the homeless. More...
Taxpayers' Cash Used to Flout Legal Order; Health Bosses Criticised by Employment Judge
Byline: Michael Brown HEALTH chiefs have been criticised by an employment judge for their "utterly reprehensible" use of taxpayers' money to flout a court order. Hospital bosses had offered no evidence and called no witnesses to defend their...
Technology Firm Aspires to Treble Pounds 3m Business
Byline: Iain Laing ATECHNOLOGY company has plans to more than treble its pounds 3m business by growing its largely London customer base from the North East. And Aspire Technology Solutions has just invested more than pounds 1m in moving its headquarters...
Telecoms Giant BT Posts Better-Than-Expected Profits
TELECOMS giant BT has posted better-than-expected quarterly profits with the number of broadband customers surging. The group added 166,000 new gross retail broadband customers in the three months to September 30, a 46% jump on a year ago, taking...
The Speech That Destroyed Murder Trial's Silent Witness
TYNEMOUTH-born Toby Hedworth was brought up in Whitley Bay and spent his schooldays at King's School. The 59-year-old, now head of Trinity Chambers on Newcastle's Quayside, later attended the Royal Grammar School's Sixth Form and studied law at...
Time to Take Notice
NEW Zealand-born screenwriter Andrew Niccol has consistently conjured dark clouds with his dystopian visions of life. His debut feature Gattaca cast a chill with its depiction of a society determined by genetic superiority and he won an Oscar for...
Time to Tap in to Talented Youth; Eagles Chief Tells Flournoy to Use Development Squad
Byline: Mark Douglas NEWCASTLE Eagles will look to their next generation to boost their BBL title bid after ruling out any more additions to the roster. The Eagles had been hoping to broker a deal for former Plymouth Raider Drew Lasker, but belt-tightening...
Tony's Answer to a Busy Period - Win
Byline: Matt Leslie ATIGHT schedule doesn't matter when you're winning, is Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray's verdict on their cramped fixture card. Tomorrow's match at home to Watford will complete a busy week for Boro in which they will have...
Try a Real Winter Warmer
Byline: BEER RICHARD THE beer world's current trend is towards paler and paler ales, often with American hops bringing a jovial fruitiness to the mix. And while they're very enjoyable and extremely refreshing, it's also nice to go for something...
Tyne Project on Shortlist for Funding; Readers Encouraged to Register for Public Vote
Tony Henderson Environment Editor ? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk HOPES have been boosted of creating what is expected to be the largest community-run hydro power project in the North East. The scheme for the River Tyne at Hexham...
Why Bruce Is Not One to Get out the Fergie Hairdryer
Byline: Stuart Rayner HE may have spent nearly nine years learning from the greatest football manager of modern times, but Steve Bruce believes trying to copy Sir Alex Ferguson would be pointless. The Sunderland boss was in Manchester last night...
Why Fungus Isn't as Scary as the Bogeyman
Byline: BILL OLDFIELD WHILE my friends were getting into punk rock, I discovered the literary character, Fungus the Bogeyman. Both were founded some time in the mid-70s and, for the uninitiated, one used to scare respectable, normal people using...
Working Alone Together; Self-Employed Record Attempt at Festival
Byline: Sarah Fielden PEOPLE who work on their own were given colleagues for the day when an office for lone workers was set up as part of an offbeat arts festival. The event held at Newcastle's Literary and Philosophical Society was part of...
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