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 6, 2012

Abbott Hits out at Side's 'Ridiculous' Critics
Byline: James Hunter ? (0191) 201 6035 ? james.hunterr@ncjmedia.co.uk GREG Abbott believes Carlisle United's underwhelming start to the season has been compounded by rising expectations at Brunton Park. Abbott and his team have come in for criticism...
Ancient Treasures Leave Their Home; Doomed Centre's Artefacts Taken to Uni Storage Facility
Byline: Brian Daniel ? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk BRONZE age treasures have been taken away from a doomed Northumberland tourist facility, prompting locals to question whether they will ever be seen in the area again. The 2,000-year-old...
Arena Favourites Just Keep on Making a Killing
The Killers, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Brandon Flowers looks like Action Man. A taut, upright, black-costumed mini hero, he even sings about his eagle eyes in Mr Brightside. OK, it's "eager eyes", but don't ruin the story and he does produce a show...
A Revolution in Care; Actor Kevin Whately Talks about His Mother's Battle with Dementia and a Pioneering New Day Care and Respite Centre for Sufferers. KAREN WILSON Reports
Byline: KAREN WILSON ALTHOUGH most people these days know there's a one in three chance of getting cancer, not many people realise that one in six people over 80 will develop dementia. Yet the Government invests eight times less in dementia research...
BIRJU RANA Project Director
IAM delighted to say that work on the construction of the new hospital is now underway and our contractors Lend Lease have agreed to install a webcam on the site so that everyone can see the building starting to take shape. This is an exciting time...
Bogus Veteran Faces PS10,000 Bill after Lies Are Exposed; Charity Employee Conjured Up a Fictitious Consultant to Back Up His Claims
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter ? 0191 201 6276 ? dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk AMAN who was sacked following claims he lied about having cancer and invented a long RAF career has been left with a PS10,000 legal bill. George Maccoy claimed...
Cameron Says Arms Sales Are 'Legitimate' PM Flies to Dubai with Hopes of Deal
Byline: Joe Churcher in Abu Dhabi ARMS sales to Middle East allies are "completely legitimate and right", David Cameron said as he faced criticism from human rights campaigners over a trade and diplomacy mission to Gulf states. The Prime Minister...
Card Is on Cue for an Exeter Victory
Byline: Saraband CUE Card is expected to kick-off his campaign with a win in the sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup Chase at Exeter. While he did not convince everyone over fences last year, he nevertheless has incredibly strong form in the book. He...
Celtic Should Pray for Rain
JAN Vennegoor of Hesselink believes Celtic need good fortune and bad weather to beat Barcelona in Glasgow tomorrow night. The former striker put Celtic in front in the round-of-16 first-leg clash with the Catalans in February 2008, but Barcelona...
'Childish' Vettel Is Gearing Up Again; MOTOR RACING
SEBASTIAN Vettel will recharge his batteries for the next few days before allowing his 'childish' nature to again revel in a potential triplewhammy in the United States. The race at the newly-developed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will...
Couple's Animals Seized by Cruelty Officers; Builder Receives Another Ban
Byline: Rob Phillips ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk ABUILDING contractor who forced animals to fight to the death and posted footage on the internet has been banned from keeping animals again. Connor Patterson was sent to prison...
Deaths
BAKER (Ashington). Late of North Seaton Colliery, Elizabeth (Bette), passed away peacefully on 1st November, aged 89 years, dearly beloved daughter of the late James and Jane, very much loved and loving aunt of Jean and all her other nephews and nieces....
Depleted Park Face Toughest Test Yet
Byline: Mark Smith ? (0191) 201-6432 ? mark.smith@ncjmedia.co.uk DARLINGTON Mowden Park's storming start to life in National Two North faces its toughest test when they travel to leaders Stourbridge on Saturday struggling with a shortage of back-row...
Dunelm Gets Growth Cash; ENGINEERING
Byline: Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk AGROWING geotechnical engineering firm is eyeing further expansion after winning backing from Investment for Growth. Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental is aiming to grow its workforce...
Ensemble Building Up on Their Repertoire
OPERA North, the Reg Vardy Band and the Northumbrian Ranters are familiar names taking part at this year's Northumberland Music Festival... but Liquid Architecture? They are relatively new kids on the block, having formed in 2005, but have built up...
Farewell to a Duchess; Thanks Given for 'A Lass Unparalleled'
Byline: Brian Daniel ? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk HUNDREDS packed into a church yesterday to celebrate the life of the Dowager Duchess of Northumberland. There was barely a seat to be had at St Michael's at Alnwick as wellwishers...
Faster Treatment for A&E Patients
ACRUCIAL part of Northumbria Healthcare''s new model of specialist emergency care is making sure that all patients are treated in the right place, at the right time and in a way that is most convenient for them - whatever their condition. Every...
Game on for Ubisoft's Latest Expansion Plan
Byline: GAMING Ruth Lognonne ? 0191 201 6139 ? ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk COMPUTER games maker Ubisoft Reflections is creating more than 40 new jobs as it works on games collaborations with some of the world's leading studios. The Newcastle-based...
Good Transport Links Are Crucial to Growth
Byline: SARAH GREEN MAXIMISING the potential for private sector growth requires a focus on connecting economic hubs with one another both nationally and internationally. As outlined in the CBI's recent report The UK's Growth landscape, smart...
Heed Hoping to Spoil the Alfreton Party; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
GATESHEAD are hoping Alfreton Town are still in celebratory mode after their weekend FA Cup exploits as the Tynesiders prepare for tonight's clash at the International Stadium, writes JAMES HUNTER. The Derbyshire side, who knocked Gateshead out...
HSBC Puts Extra Cash Aside for Laundering Fines
Byline: BANKING Jamie Grierson THE rising tide of financial penalties among Britain's banks continued to swell yesterday as HSBC revealed additional charges for money-laundering breaches and mis-sold PPI. The group said it had set aside an additional...
Illegal Cigarettes Warning Is Given
RESIDENTS are being reminded not to purchase cigarettes and tobacco from unauthorised sellers. The warning comes from the council's trading standards team after a man was caught selling illegal tobacco in North Shields last month. Cheap, unregulated...
In Brief
A SCHEME designed to transform the lives of Newcastle children though classical music has been boosted by financial donations from musician Sting and playwright Lee Hall. The scheme, called In Harmony, run in the North East by The Sage Gateshead,...
Injury Woes Leave City an Uphill Task; Mancini's Men Depleted for Crunch European Clash
MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini has plenty of injury concerns ahead of tonight's must-win Champions League match against Ajax at the Etihad Stadium. City have collected just one point from their opening three games in Group D and are in...
It Does Seem That 'It Couldn't Be Us' Is the Reality of Our Lives; Columnist
Byline: Keith Hann EVERY time I glance at the Antiques Roadshow they seem to be fetching smelling salts for some delighted old biddy who has just discovered that the chipped bowl she uses to serve the dog's dinner is worth several thousand pounds....
Kempton Winner Has Lots of Appeal
EMMA Lavelle is eyeing a crack at the valuable Fixed Brush Hurdle at Haydock on November 28 for Fox Appeal after his striking win in the Pertemps Group Handicap Hurdle at Kempton yesterday. Having endured a troubled passage in a similar event at Cheltenham...
Language School Gets Cash Injection; Polish School Is Awarded PS80,000 Grant
Byline: Patrick Joseph ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk AFOREIGN language school in a Northumberland town has been given a major cash boost from an educational charity. The Saturday Polish School in Berwick has been awarded PS80,000...
Legacy of an Amazing Mum; Joanne and Chris Jennings Were Happily Preparing for the Next Chapter in Their Life When Fate Dealt Them the Cruellest of Blows. Chris Talks to SAM WONFOR about Losing His Amazing Wife and Finding a Future without Her, for Him and Their Two Children
Byline: SAM WONFOR EIGHT-year-old Lara Jennings is having a good-natured barter with her dad, Chris. It's the first day of the holidays, she's popping around to her friend's house and wants a pound for a bottle of water. "You can have a drink...
Levein Sacked after Scots' Dismal Run; Former Boss Will Continue to Receive Wages
CRAIG Levein finally paid the price for Scotland's dismal start to their World Cup qualifying campaign after being "relieved of his duties" as national team manager. But the former Dundee United and Hearts manager will continue to receive his wages...
Lock's Return Very Goode News for the Falcons
NEWCASTLE Falcons have gone back to what they know, with Ospreys lock James Goode returning to the club until the end of the campaign. The 30-year-old Welshman impressed on loan for the Falcons during last season's relegation fight and, having not...
Luisa Makes the Move from Fashion to Food; START-UPS
Byline: Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk ABOUTIQUE owner has made the move from fashion to food in her new business. Luisa Minchella, who ran designer clothes shop Aria, is the owner of Happy Organic in Cleadon Village,...
Magpies Team Spirit Is Back, Says Keeper Krul; Krul Hails Return of Spirit in the Camp
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk TIM Krul says the team spirit which got Newcastle United into Europe least season is back. The Dutch goalkeeper pointed to Sunday's dogged 1-1 draw at Liverpool as proof of...
Making the Necessary Changes
Byline: JAMES WILDERS THE Government has recently published proposed new amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The employment-related amendments include proposals to repeal the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 relating to...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.4641 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5175 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.6566 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1926 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.78 ...........dollars...
More Consultants Building a Caring Future
NORTHUMBRIA Healthcare is expanding its teams of consultants in preparation for the opening of the new specialist emergency care hospital. Two more consultant intensivists and anaesthetists trained to the highest possible level in intensive care,...
Murder Accused Appears in Court; Employer Pays Tribute to Stab Victim
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter ? 0191 201 6138 ? sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk MURDER accused Mark Spalding has appeared in court over the knife killing of Andrew Lucas. The 20-year-old died after he was found stabbed on the street near his...
Murray Proves the Comeback Kid as He Wins His Tour Finals Opener; Tennis
ANDY Murray was victorious in his first match on home soil as a grand slam champion as he fought back from a set down to defeat Tomas Berdych at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. With Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also in his round-robin...
My Days under Chippy Clough; Boro No 2 Proctor Recalls Eventful Spell at Nottingham Forest
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk MIDDLESBROUGH assistant manager Mark Proctor was left in no doubt when he'd had his chips with Brian Clough. Proctor was not always to the Boro legend-turned managerial great's...
Never Forgetting Is Not Just a Phrase; Rotting Memorial to Brave Airmen Has Been Replaced
Byline: Paul Tully ? 07554 437755 ? paul.tully@ncjmedia.co.uk IN Remembrance week, four victims of a wartime air tragedy in a remote forest have not been forgotten. A new memorial cross was yesterday installed at the site of the 1944 bomber crash...
New Hospital Will Have the "Wow" Factor
THE Duchess of Northumberland gave the seal of approval to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington when she carried out a ground-breaking ceremony on the site in October. Doctors, nurses, local MPs and councillors were...
New Members Will Keep Tradition Alive; Number of Freemen Hits a New High
Byline: Neil McKay ? 0191 201 6007 ? neil.mckay@ncjmedia.co.uk AMEMBERSHIP record was established yesterday by a fraternity with a proud history stretching back nearly 700 years. Leaders of the City of Durham Freemen welcomed 11 new members into...
New Play Really Packs a Punch for Its Audience; Playwright Bryony Lavery's Beautiful Burnout Is out to Make an Impact in Newcastle Next Week, as Barbara Hodgson Reports
SHE'S already encouraged Northern Stage audiences to enter The Bloody Chamber and plunged them to the ocean depths in Kursk and now writer Bryony Lavery is out to make an impact again, this time with a play that really packs a punch. Beautiful Burnout,...
New Play Really Packs a Punch for Its Audience; Playwright Bryony Lavery's Beautiful Burnout Is out to Make an Impact in Newcastle Next Week, as Barbara Hodgson Reports
Byline: Barbara Hodgson SHE'S already encouraged Northern Stage audiences to enter The Bloody Chamber and plunged them to the ocean depths in Kursk and now writer Bryony Lavery is out to make an impact again, this time with a play that really packs...
New Specialist Palliative Care Unit Now Open in Northumberland
AFTER the success of the specialist Palliative Care Unit at North Tyneside, an identical facility was opened last month at Wansbeck General Hospital by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland. Providing specialist care for patients suffering life-limiting...
Obama 'Has Edge' as Poll Day Arrives; Closest White House Race in Years at End
Byline: Rob Phillips BARACK Obama and Mitt Romney were last night locked in one of the closest presidential races in recent history as America prepared to go to the polls. The two candidates yesterday visited the toughest battleground, Ohio,...
Old Boys' Project Is Shaping Up Nicely
EX-Percy Park captain Charles Buchanan and Novos old-boy Steve Nicholson are looking to team up with more North East rugby clubs to expand their successful gym franchise. Blaydon, Percy Park and Hartlepool are already on board, with Fit4Less gyms...
O'Neill's Ready to Take Some Risks; O'Neill: We Have Attacking Players All over the Pitch
MARTIN O'Neill has promised to take risks in an attempt to end Sunderland's goalscoring drought, writes STUART RAYNER. The Black Cats have not scored a goal of their own since September. A Demba Ba own goal in the Wear-Tyne derby is the only strike...
Open and Ready for Business; ADVERTISING FEATURE
Byline: Craig McNaughton, Area Director for Lloyds TSB Commercial in the North East and Cumbria There's a common misconception that banks aren't lending. Lloyds TSB Commercial most certainly is. Lloyds Banking Group lent PS12.5bn last year to...
PM Orders Probe into Abuse Inquiry after TV Claims
DAVID Cameron last night ordered an investigation into whether an official inquiry into child abuse in North Wales did its job properly following allegations a senior Tory was involved in the scandal. The Prime Minister said he would appoint a senior...
Political Hype Fails to Lift Market
Byline: FTSE 100 Lucinda Beaumont Brewin Dolphin IN what has been hailed as one of the most important weeks of 2012, certainly in political terms, the market began the week in negative territory, with all FTSE indices declining 0.5% as the world's...
Prisoners Denied Workshop Places; Training Prison Failed to Teach Inmates Skills
Byline: Theo Merz ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk A THIRD of prisoners at HMP Northumberland were "inexcusably" locked in their cells while places in workshops went unused, an inspection found. HMP Northumberland near Amble is the...
Protests Still Can't Stop the Turbines; Approval Quashed but Engine to Stay
Byline: Brian Daniel ? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AWIND turbine erected in Northumberland despite planning approval having been quashed will be allowed to stay. Northumberland County Council has given planning permission to a...
Race Row Ref Faces a Second Week Off
MARK Clattenburg will not referee a match for a second weekend running as he prepares to answer accusations from Chelsea. The Football Association is investigating a complaint from the Bues a the match official used "inappropriate language" towards...
Referees on Right Path to Stamping the Cheating out; THE AGENDA: Is Football Winning Its Fight to Clean Up Its Act on the Field? English Football Is Quietly Fighting on Two Fronts at the Moment. Stuart Rayner Sings the Praises of Its Attempts to Beat the Cheats
MOST football seasons see a clampdown on onfield behaviour. Right now, there appears to be two on the quiet. This season English referees are much keener to flash yellow cards at players who go to ground too easily looking for a free-kick or more....
Retail Revival Hopes Are Dashed
Byline: RETAIL Annabelle Dickson HOPES for a continuing pre-Christmas sales revival were hit today amid signs that consumers are still limiting spending to essential items. In its worst figures outside of a seasonal period for 11 months, the...
Saints Sunk by Peter the Great; Odemwingie Double Leaves Southampton in Trouble
West Bromwich Albion 2 Southampton 0 PETER Odemwingie increased the pressure on Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as his two goals propelled West Brom into fifth spot in the Premier League. Adkins' side remain rooted to the foot of the table after a...
Second Helpings Are Not Too Appetising Claims Dale Coach
TYNEDALE second XV manager Mike Fieldhouse believes allowing them to join the main RFU pyramid would be one solution to a frustrating season of postponements and mismatches in the UBS Candy League. The Raiders top the division after winning all...
Shakhtar Clash Really Mat-Ters, Says Blues Ace
CHELSEA playmaker Juan Mata reckons tomorrow night's crucial Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk should be treated like a final. The Blues go into the match knowing a second defeat in a fortnight against the Ukrainian Premier League champions...
Smiles All Round for Syndicate after Lotto Win
A LOTTERY syndicate named Making Us Smile is celebrating after matching five numbers and the bonus ball in last Saturday's Lotto draw, scooping PS117,558. The five members who all work as response and maintenance planners for Mears, a housing maintenance...
Speech Inspires Aid to Poverty-Stricken Patients
A HEARTFELT speech by a charity worker in the North East led to 113 patients living in poverty in India receiving life-changing surgery. Area coordinator for The Leprosy Mission in the North East, John Roughley, gave a talk on the charity's transforming...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL (1945 unless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP A Dynamo Kiev v FC Porto ................................. Paris-SG v Dinamo Zagreb ............................. GROUP B Olympiacos v Montpellier................................ Schalke...
Spotters' Guide to Check Signs of Ash Tree Disease; COUNTRYSIDE
Byline: Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk FARMERS and landowners have been checking their ash trees over the weekend for signs of Chalara fraxinea before any more leaves fall. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA)...
Starlets Get the Call from England
Byline: THE JOURNAL journallive.co.uk Rugby Union Tuesday, November 6, 2012 54 SCRUM DOWN with MARK SMITH Tel: (0191) 201 6432; email: mark.smith@ncjmedia.co.uk YOUNGSTERS from Alnwick, Westoe and Stockton met their heroes as England's players linked...
Super Nurses for Wansbeck and North Tyneside
PATIENTS at Wansbeck and North Tyneside general hospitals are set to benefit with the appointment of a team of 12 highly-skilled senior nurses with more than 200 years' ' experience between them. The nurse practitioners, already trained to a high...
Test Hopeful Is in Great Nick
NICK Compton is hoping to take his dream of playing for England to the next level with a Test debut in Ahmedabad. Compton's unbeaten 64 on the final day of the tour match against Mumbai A means he 'won' his duel with Joe Root at the Dr DY Patil...
'There Is No Saintly Profession, Only Those Composed of Flawed Human Beings'
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON ITV's Exposure is becoming a powerful force. Last week they brought us the tragic story of a young woman murdered by her family in an honour killing. Banaz Mahmod went to police five times, telling officers exactly who...
'Trailblazing' Home Gets a Star Opening; Dementia Care Given Boost by New Facility
Byline: Karen Wilson ? 0191 201-6009 ? karen.wilson.ncj@ncjmedia.co.uk ACTOR Kevin Whately has returned to his native North East to open a dementia care centre which he praised as "a trailblazer". The Morse and Auf Wiedersehen Pet star - whose...
Trial Brings Spot of Sunshine to Elderly; New Study to Assess Impact of Vitamin D
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter ? 0191 201 6269 ? helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEW clinical trial will begin in the North East today in the hope of reducing vitamin D deficiency in older people during the dull winter months. Researchers at Newcastle...
TV Choice
IMAGINE BBC1, 10.35pm As Harry Potter author JK Rowling recently discovered, there can be a lot of pressure on successful writers who are trying to move on from their most famous creation. Take Ian Rankin for example. He's one of Britain's most successful...
Video Horror Gets Eagles Flying Again; Tape of Riders Debacle Inspired Us, Says Chapman
A VIDEO nasty helped Newcastle Eagles regain their focus, according to captain Joe Chapman, writes JEFF KING. Fab Flournoy's side bounced back from a disappointing loss to Leicester Riders by easily booking a place in the semi-finals of the BBL...
Visitors Spell Double Trouble for Cats
Sunderland U21 .................................... 0 Southampton U21 ................................. 1 SUNDERLAND Under-21s' five-match unbeaten run came to an end as Southampton completed a league double over the Black Cats. Saints beat Kevin...
We Have Forgotten How Good We Are; Wenger on His Side's Slump
ARSENE Wenger believes Arsenal's recent slump is due to the fact his players have forgotten how good they are, writes SIMON PEACH. The north Londoners have stuttered and stumbled over the past few weeks, even failing to impress in the two matches...
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