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 August 3, 2012

Angels Success Would Be Heavenly
Byline: Saraband CHARLIE Hills looks set for a memorable afternoon at Goodwood as Angels Will Fall can spark a big-race double for the trainer. While she is in the unenviable position of being a three-year-old sprinter, and a filly at that, Angels...
Baltic in Finals of Lottery Awards
Byline: David Whetstone SCEPTICS suggested it wouldn't be popular, but fans of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art have propelled it to the finals of a national competition. In its 10th anniversary year, the Gateshead venue is one of the last...
Body Found in Hunt for Kelvin, 18; Police Marine Unit Scoured Park Lake in Search
Byline: Rob Phillips POLICE searching for missing teenager Kelvin Bradley last night revealed they had found a body in Newcastle city centre. Kelvin, of Cleves Close, Ferryhill, County Durham, was reported missing after failing to return home...
Brilliant Hoy Leads the Way to Fifth Gold; Britain Soars Up Olympic Medal Table
Byline: Rob Phillips SIR Chris Hoy rode to glory last night as he took an historic fifth Olympic title on a golden day for Britain. Sir Chris equalled Sir Steve Redgrave's record haul of five golds and boosted the atmosphere at the Velodrome...
Britain Would Lose out If We Left EU; Views of the North
I READ the lengthy letter from Alan Carter about the European Union (Views of the North, July 30), which was the usual Europhobe pot pourri of vastly inflated statistics from highly dubious sources such as the right-wing, anti-welfare state think-tank,...
Brits Lift Bookings for Holiday Firm
BRITS looking to escape to the sun after weeks of miserable weather have lifted holiday bookings at Thomas Cook. The UK's second biggest travel company said its summer programme was now 88% sold after a weather-related boost in recent weeks following...
Bskyb's Stranglehold on Movies Doesn't Harm Competition in Pay-TV Market
BSKYB'S stranglehold on movies from the big Hollywood studios does not harm competition in the pay-TV market, a watchdog has ruled. The Competition Commission said it believed consumers attached more importance to having access to a broad content and...
Canoeists Celebrate an Unique One-Two; CANOE SLALOM
BRITAIN won its first Olympic gold medal in the canoe slalom and then sealed silver with an extraordinary performance in the men's two-man event. Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie led from the start and were forced to wait anxiously at the bottom of...
Centurion Petersen Gives England a Test-Ing Day
ENGLAND'S bowlers managed only stuttering progress as Alviro Petersen shut them out on day one of the second Investec Test at Headingley. Five wickets in a stumps total of 262 amounted to far better than they mustered against South Africa in the...
Chief's Vow on Maternity Services; MP's Concerns over Future of Birthing Unit
Byline: Paul Tully A NORTHUMBRIA health chief yesterday issued a reassurance that maternity services in Hexham were safe in the aftermath of the closure of a birth unit at Berwick. Hexham MP Guy Opperman voiced renewed concerns that Hexham General...
Children
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (1hr 34mins) Certificate: U Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick. Director: David Bowers. Star rating: ??NESTY is the best policy. So says this third chapter of exaggerated...
Colback Motivated by Team GB Snub
JACK Colback feels he ought to be playing for Great Britain in the Olympics tomorrow, but the 22-year-old is channelling his disappointment into building on a promising first full season at Sunderland, writes STUART RAYNER. The men's football team...
COMPETITION: WIN a Meal for Four at Kanaloa
KANALOA opens today and, to celebrate, Culture Club members can win a meal for four plus cocktails in Tiger Tiger's VIP tiki bar. Kanaloa will be holding two launch parties tonight and Saturday featuring star DJs, giveaways and live entertainment,...
COMPETITION: WIN Tickets to See Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
This year's Hexham Abbey Festival, which runs from September 21 to 29, promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 17 events taking place over the nine days. World-class musicians and artists are set to descend on Hexham. Hexham Abbey Festival...
Couple on Epic Trek for Charity; Snakes, Bears and Vultures on Trail
Byline: Sarah Scott AIN'T no mountain high enough or river wide enough to keep this couple from completing their 2,650 mile mission to help a charity for the homeless. Crossing paths with rattlesnakes, coyotes and black bears, Alasdair and Sarah...
Crucial Vacancy Filled by Eagles; BASKETBALL
NEWCASTLE Eagles have moved to solve their point guard problem by signing American Damon Huffman, their tormentor in last season's Basketball Days tournament, writes MARK DOUGLAS. Huffman replaces Paul Gause, who was occasionally inspired but erratic...
Dancer Is a Step Closer to Stardom; Scholarship Delight for 21-Yr-Old in New York
Byline: Sara Nichol A YOUNG dancer has won a scholarship at one of the world's most prestigious dance schools. Eliot Smith is one step closer to his dream of becoming a famous dancer after he amazed tutors at the Martha Graham School of Dance...
Deaths
BARKER (Rotherham). Thomas William (Bill), aged 81 years, passed away on 31st July 2012, at home in Rotherham (ex. Sheffield Police), formerly of Barrington, Choppington, Northumberland. Dearly loved husband of Nancy (nee Charlton) and beloved father...
Durham Must Try to Turn the Tide
Byline: Mark Douglas DURHAM require an early breakthrough at the Emirates Durham ICG to ensure a topsy-turvy contest against Australia A goes in their favour. Having skittled the tourists out for 159 before lunch thanks to a smart spell from...
Eilidh Death Crash Driver Escapes Again; Anger after Man Gets Only Six-Year Ban
Byline: Ruth Lawson THE family of Eilidh Cairns have hit out after the HGV driver who mowed down the cyclist three years ago was jailed for killing an elderly pedestrian. Joao Correia-Lopes, 56, who killed Miss Cairns while she was riding her...
Estate Is Hot Property after It Teams Up with Creators of Greener Energy
A BIOMASS heating company has teamed up with an estate owner to create a centre showcasing the benefits of wood-fuelled heating, Natural Warmth, run by Stephen Helsop and Andy Howard, and Ed Milbank, who owns the Barningham Estate near Barnard Castle,...
Firm Wins Contact for Offshore Platform Work; OIL AND GAS
Byline: Ruth Lognonne AN ENGINEERING firm is looking to treble its turnover and create more than 20 jobs after winning a pounds 2m contract in the North Sea oil and gas market. Wynyard-based Nortech Solutions has won the work with Aberdeen-based...
Gibbons Dedicates Medal to Late Mum; JUDO
GEMMA Gibbons paid an emotional tribute to her late mother after delivering Britain's first Olympic judo medal for 12 years with silver in the women's under-78kg at ExCeL. Gibbons, who missed a large chunk of the 2011 season after needing shoulder...
Golden Girls Are a Spur for Copeland
Byline: Tom Reynolds KATHERINE Copeland admits Girl Power is driving her pursuit of an Olympic title, revealing she's desperate to emulate GB's golden girls Heather Stanning and Helen Glover at London 2012. Ashington-born Copeland, 21, is the youngest...
Group Gives Platform for Influence; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
CONSTRUCTING Excellence's regional group, Generation for Change - otherwise known as G4C - brings together the younger generation of construction industry professionals with the overarching aim of improving future working practices and driving the...
Growers Face Battle against the Elements
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE WE ARE not the only ones to have endured miserable weather this summer. Grape-growers in the heart of Burgundy lost up to 80% of their crop early last month when hail stones the size of golf balls ripped through their vineyards....
Hall Grandsons Prove to Be Chip off the Old Block; RETAIL
Byline: Iain Laing THE grandsons of Metrocentre tycoon and Newcastle United legend Sir John Hall have made their first foray into retail with a fashionable cap store. John and Greg Hall have teamed up with entrepreneur Olly Henderson to invest...
In Season; with Sadie Parker of the National Trust
FOOD and Gibside's illustrious history have been linked for centuries. The Gibside you see today is the eye-catching remnant of coal baron George Bowes' 18th Century grand design; the spectacular hall now a striking ruin, the magnificent Palladian...
Inspiring Sports for Everyone
Byline: BERNIE CALLAGHAN THE London Olympics is enthralling many millions of us. From the revelation of the opening ceremony to the superb quality of individual competitors it is already fulfilling its promise to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for...
It's All in the Grand Design at Gibside's Striking Ruins
not just its twice-monthly farmers' market but its weekly Friday night family pub. Run in conjunction with Wylam Brewery, drinkers who like their real ale to be accompanied by a historic backdrop can relax in the walled garden with funds raised...
Lille Chief Pours Scorn on Offer for Debuchy; United's Pursuit Suffers Setback Lille Chief Pours Scorn on United's Offer
Byline: Stuart Rayner LILLE president Michel Seydoux yesterday called off Newcastle United's pursuit of Mathieu Debuchy, after tiring of one of the summer's longest-running transfer sagas. With Demba Ba's future resolved, the Magpies were hoping...
Lover Is 'Logical' Suspect, Says Son; Murder Trial Told of Mother's Intent to Return Home
Byline: Rob Kennedy THE son of a woman found strangled in a burning house said he believes she was killed by her lover because she told him she wanted to be back with her family. Robert Grant said he thinks it is "logical" that his mother was murdered...
Markets Slip as ECB Fails to Ease Worries; DEBT
Byline: Iain Laing THE UK is facing more economic uncertainty after the European Central Bank failed to deliver measures for tackling the region's debt crisis. Markets fell sharply as ECB president Mario Draghi dashed hopes that he would signal...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.4062 ...........dollars Canada .............1.4886 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.3681 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.2119 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.44 ...........dollars...
Olympic Euphoria Is Offset by Elitism at the Heart of the Games Extravaganza
Byline: KATE FOX IT'S the real Queen! was also the moment that got me. Before that, I'd tweeted that the Olympic opening ceremony looked like a set-up for It's a Knockout. I was expecting Stuart Hall to start doing the announcements and I wasn't...
On the Road to Conflict; Design Work Is Taken from In-House Team after Consultation
Byline: Dave Black FINAL design work on a pounds 30m relief road project is to be handed over to the private sector after council bosses spent an estimated pounds 30,000 on getting advice from consultants. Northumberland County Council's own...
Our City Leading Fight on Cancer
Byline: Helen Rae SCIENTISTS in the North East are leading the fight against cancer as they unveil groundbreaking equipment that will help those with the condition. Experts at Newcastle University yesterday gave a first glimpse of the pioneering...
Pounds 50,000 Cash to Create City of Future
SUNDERLAND City Council has been awarded pounds 50,000 to help it make a case to win more than pounds 24m, as part of a programme to create a "future city". The Government innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has selected Sunderland...
Quickbites
Email your food and drink news to Katharine.capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk Follow Taste on twitter: @tastejournal LOW-FAT HAIRY BIKERS: The Hairy Bikers are back on our TV screens with a new series but viewers will be seeing rather less of the pair... This...
Raise a Glass to Local Beer Festival
Byline: RICHARD FLETCHER WHEN it comes to eating and drinking, there are lots of benefits to keeping it local. The wild, exotic and far-flung has its place, offering something fresh and new, but local doesn't mean parochial. And when it comes...
Region Is Capital of Pills for Depressed
Byline: Michael Brown THE North East has been revealed as the anti-depressant capital of Britain as figures show that more prescriptions are given out here than any other region. County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, South Tyneside,...
Region Reels from Double-Digit Blow; Alarm Grows over the Cuts Yet to Come
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE North East will face crippling, double-digit unemployment until at least 2015, the Government's own financial watchdog has warned. The forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility prompted fears that the region's...
Rising Feed Costs Could See a Tenth of Pig Producers Lost; PIGS
Byline: Karen Dent ONE in 10 of Britain's pig producers say they may be forced to quit the industry by Christmas because of soaring costs. The pig sector is in crisis because the price of feed has shot up on the back of poor crop growing weather...
Rural People Need 'A Role in Planning' Involve Locals and Thrive, Says Expert
Byline: Dave Black PEOPLE living in rural areas should be given a leading role in forward planning if their communities are to thrive and the countryside is to grow, according to a North East academic. Professor Mark Shucksmith says villagers should...
Safety Fears That Could Stop the Cycling Boom Dead in Its Tracks. Columnist
Byline: David Banks ENCOURAGED by the golden Olympic exploits of Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, I wheeled my bike out of the shed, snapped on the trouser clips and wobbled unsteadily towards that vile velodrome we Godzoners call the A697....
Service to the Nation; Some Say That Being an MP Is More Than a Full-Time Job in Itself, Yet Many Take So-Called "Second Jobs" outside the Palace of Westminster. Political Editor WILLIAM GREEN Considers the Arguments for and Against
DAVID Miliband is a man in demand. The South Shields MP may have been defeated by his brother Ed in the contest to lead the Labour Party, but David has not been left struggling to fill his time away from the frontline of British politics. Instead,...
Sheltered Housing Will Be Turned into 22 Flats; in Association With
Byline: Iain Laing ESH Property Services is transforming sheltered accommodation into 22 flats as part of a pounds 2.2m refurbishment scheme. The major redevelopment work will provide more up-to-date facilities for residents at Two Castles Housing...
Sir Alex Stung by Windfall Reports; Red Devils Boss 'Insulted'
SIR Alex Ferguson has claimed he feels 'insulted' at accusations he is only backing the Glazer ownership of Manchester United because he stands to gain financially from the forthcoming initial public offering (IPO). It was anticipated opposition...
Sir Chris Ecstatic after a Fifth Gold; Sprint Team Overcome Scare to Claim Victory
GREAT Britain's Sir Chris Hoy survived a fright before claiming a fifth Olympic gold on an opening night of high drama at the London 2012 Velodrome. Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny won the three-man, three-lap team sprint in a world record of 42.600...
So near and Yet So Far for Battling Proud; SWIMMING
STEPH Proud came within a third of a second of making a final on the day of her Olympic debut last night, writes ROGER GUTTRIDGE. The 23-year-old from Chester-le-Street (pictured right) was in tears after clocking the second fastest time of her...
Spending Cuts Hit BAE's Revenues; DEFENCE
Byline: Iain Laing DEFENCE giant BAE Systems, which is cutting more than 400 jobs in the North East, has reported a 10% drop in half-year revenues after more cuts to UK and US public spending. The group, which produces Astute nuclear-powered...
Teenager Claims a Possible British Record Forkbeard
AFTER a session on Roker pier fishing mackerel, Morgan Parry, his cousin and a few mates decided to use a few for bait at the Rat House Corner in the River Wear, hoping for a few whiting or flounder. After a short while, 13-year-old Morgan's rod nodded....
Teenagers Discuss Opencast Mine Plan
Byline: Dave Black YOUNG people in communities affected by opencasting for decades have been given a key consultation role by a coal company planning a new mine in the area. Members of a local youth group were asked to seek the views of their...
That'snot Tale A Cuteand So Cuddly; COMEDY
TED (1hr 46 mins) Certificate: 15 Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Jessica Barth, Bretton Manley, and the voice of Seth MacFarlane. Director: Seth MacFarlane Star rating: ????NG back to the early 20th Century, the teddy bear remains...
Tomatoes, Full of Flavour and So Very Good for Us
Byline: JANE LOVETT TOMATOES are one of the most versatile ingredients, universally used in cuisines all over the world. We are bang in the middle of our tomato-growing season, so they are as good as they get at the moment and a million times nicer...
Tomlinson's in Confident Mood
IT IS now or never for Chris Tomlinson as he helps the London 2012 athletics get under way in the capital, and he believes his third Games attempt couldn't have come at a better time, writes BEN BAKER. The Middlesbrough long jumper burst on to the...
Town Council Calls for Answers over Traffic Lights
HIGHWAYS bosses have been challenged to come up with conclusive evidence that there is no alternative to retaining controversial new traffic lights at a key road junction in Morpeth. Thousands of people have voiced their opposition to the three-way...
TRAVEL OFFERS Sailing from North [...]
TRAVEL OFFERS Sailing from North Shields 7 days from Code NC pounds 769.00 New Year Rhine Cruise Departs 29 December 2012 A resolution made now to spend New Year on the Rhine will be the best decision made all year! Price includes: - Executive return...
TV Choice
SOHAM: A PARENTS' TALE ITV1, 9pm It's now 10 years since the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, but many people still can't hear the name of girls' home town of Soham without recalling the poignant photo of the 10-year-old friends in matching...
We Still Need Some Fine-Tuning - Bogie; Boss Yet to Settle on Line-Up for the New Campaign
Byline: Steve Brown HE has a notion of his best team and tactics ahead of the Blue Square Bet Premier kick-off, but Ian Bogie admits there remains fine-tuning to be done. Gateshead begin their league campaign at title favourites Luton Town a...
Wilson Proves a Real Shooting Star
PETER Wilson is turning his attention to shots of a different kind after clinching Olympic gold for Great Britain. The 25-year-old farmer's son from Dorset landed Britain's first shooting medal in 12 years after coming through a nerve-jangling final...
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