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 December 5, 2012

A Diet of Success Will Do Nicely for Carter; Snooker
ALI Carter reached the World Championship final in May on a diet fuelled by carrot juice - but curry and beer could carry the Crohn's disease sufferer to UK glory in York. The 33-year-old Essex man has been struggling to stay on top of his condition...
Airmen's Olympic Glory; Pilots Receive Honour for Their Services
Byline: Brian Daniel ? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AIRMEN from a Northumberland air base who kept the nation's skies safe during the Olympics have been recognised for their efforts. Four servicemen from RAF Boulmer, near Alnwick,...
Amazing Night to Honour Amazing Student; Medical Research Charities Benefit from Music Event
Byline: Dave Black ? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for two medical research charities in memory of a popular young North East student who died from brain cancer. Talented drummer Alex Thompson, 20,...
A Night to Uncork United's Potential; THE AGENDA: As Newcastle Close out Their Europa League Group Fixtures, Has a Flirtation with Youth Paid Dividends? Opportunity Knocks for Newcastle's Youngsters in Bordeaux Tomorrow as United Continue Their Europa League Adventure. Mark Douglas Reports
IN the red wine capital of France, Alan Pardew will hope to see his maturing Newcastle United move a step closer to realising their potential. A vintage year for youth? It is too early to say, but we should be a little bit closer to finding out...
An Investment Journey; the Challenges That Investors and Those They Work with Have to Face Was Last Week Opened for Discussion at Newcastle University Business School. RUTH LOGNONNE Caught Up with Guest Speakers at One of the School's Thought-Provoking Seminars as They Explained the Triumphs and Pitfalls of an Investment Journey from Start to Finish
TIM HAMES, Lucy Armstrong and Duncan Lowery are all leaders in the field of venture capitalism. Called upon by the university's business school, they spoke to an audience of academics, students, corporate organisations, service providers and SMEs....
Arch Reaches Major Milestones; ARCH
ARCH, the Northumberland Development Company, has reached two major milestones in the last month. Over 600 new jobs could be created in south east Northumberland by an investment package worth PS11.75m approved by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). A...
A View from the Gallowgate
Byline: Paul Dixon WE all cling to certain truisms to maintain a sense of equilibrium in these troubled times. Mine are: ? Tom and Jerry are the funniest cartoons; ? Beat Surrender on Radio Newcastle has the best music on terrestrial radio; ?...
Ben Arfa's Absence Has Positive Boost for Pardew & Co
Byline: Mark Douglas ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk WHEN Hatem Ben Arfa gingerly stepped off the St James' Park turf a fortnight ago, it seemed like Newcastle's season was spinning from bad to worse. Instead, the loss of their...
Benitez: Blues Do Not Need Miracle; Chelsea Boss Plots Escape
Byline: Ben Rumsby RAFAEL Benitez insists he does not need another "miracle" to rescue Chelsea from Champions League humiliation. Benitez famously masterminded what was dubbed 'The Miracle of Istanbul' seven and a half years ago when Liverpool...
Blagdon Plays Its Part in NFU Turkey for Troops Campaign
Byline: CHRISTMAS Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk FREE range turkey from a Northumberland farm will be feeding injured servicemen and women this Christmas. Blagdon Farm Shop has joined the NFU-organised Turkey for Troops initiative,...
Building Right across the Region; ISOS
HOUSEBUILDING is in the news more than ever at the moment. With house prices still out of the reach of thousands of families, and demand for new homes well ahead of supply, there is a need for good-quality properties ... to buy and to rent. Isos Housing,...
Carbon Reduction Remains Difficult for Real Estate; DICKINSON DEES
The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme was launched in 2008. It was part of the Government's response to deliver an 80% reduction in 1990 greenhouse gas levels by 2050. The aim was to do this through improving energy efficiency by using behavioural...
Cayuga Could Win Big at Kempton
Byline: Saraband TRAINER Brett Johnson looks he might have got a bargain in Cayuga, who makes his debut for the handler in the Win Big With Betdaq Multiples Handicap at Kempton. Formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the Montjeu colt changed...
Children's Talent Competition Improves the Art of Living; GENTOO
GENTOO aspires to improve something it calls "the art of living". Its ambition is to improve the lives of the people, communities and the environment in which it operates by investing in people, the planet and property. A self-described profit-for-purpose...
Construction Down
FEARS that the UK economy will contract again have been fuelled by the latest snapshot of the construction industry, which revealed a worse than expected fall in activity. The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers' activity index fell to...
Contributions Honoured; Deserving Group Get a Special Day
Byline: Nicola Weatherall ? 0191 204 3308 ? nicola.weatherall@ncjmedia.co.uk FOUR eminent social and political figures were honoured by a university at its winter congregation ceremony. Brothers Sunil and Rakesh Mittal, Shami Chakrabarti and Garry...
Cook Looks to Serve Up Another Special
ALASTAIR Cook believes England will have to raise their game again at Eden Gardens to stay in with a chance of an historic Test series win in India. Confidence and self-belief are naturally bolstered after a famous second-Test victory in Mumbai,...
Councils Should Sell Airport Stake; Seven Authorities Told Shares Sale Could Save Services and Jobs
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent ? 0191 201 6286 ? adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk SCATHING cuts to council services and jobs could be avoided if city leaders sell off their stake in Newcastle Airport, it was claimed today. ...
County Hopes to Cash in as Film Location; Networking Event Held Today
Byline: Dave Black ? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk NEW opportunities for Northumberland to cash in on its growing popularity as a filming location for movies and TV series will be explored at a networking event today. Organisations,...
Culture Cuts Report Reveals Devastation; Fears That City Could Lose Its Lead Venues
Byline: Ruth Lognonne ? 0191 201 6139 ? ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk DEVASTATING cuts to Newcastle's artistic sector will harm the economy, as well as wrecking the city's cultural life, a new report claims. Figures released in an attempt to force...
Cycling President Ignores Quit Calls; CYCLING
INTERNATIONAL Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid has vowed to continue to improve the sport, despite continued calls for his resignation. A day after a meeting of pressure group Change Cycling Now called for a change of leadership and saw three-time...
Data Firm Makes Its Move on US Market; SERVICES
Byline: Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk DATA monitoring group Vianet is starting a major roll-out of its flagship iDraught service in the US. The company, which monitors beer in pubs, petrol on forecourts and vending machine...
Deaths
AITCHISON (Wark). Died at home on 1st December 2012, Eve, beloved wife of William, loved mother of Sarah and Kate, devoted nanna to all her grandchildren. Funeral will take place at St. Michael's Church, WarkonTyne on Monday 10th December at 2.00pm....
Defra Is Giving Advice on Managing Wet Soil
DEFRA'S Farming Advice Service's latest technical article has been published, with advice on managing wet soil. Good soil structure is essential in optimising crop yields. Soil damage may have occurred due to harvesting in wet conditions. Careful...
Dougie Not Here to Make Up Numbers
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk FOR years Dougie Curran has been a "have gloves, will travel" boxer. But the Newcastle super-featherweight is aspiring to more in 2013. Curran takes on unbeaten Kris Matthews...
Energy Bill Must Spark Fierce Debate; Opinion
Byline: Peter Troy WITH the Leveson report dominating the headlines, the Government chose last Thursday to publish its latest Energy Bill - thereby ensuring minimum scrutiny by a self-obsessed media. Thus the news outlets failed to recognise...
England Won't Play at Cardiff - Ritchie
Byline: Alex Lowe RUGBY Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has politely rejected the proposal that England's 2015 World Cup pool match against Wales should be played in Cardiff. England are the host nation of the tournament but the RFU's...
Excitement Builds for Next Year
Byline: INVESTMENT Ian Ward NEWCASTLE and the wider North East can be quietly confident about the prospects of its commercial property market in 2013. Newcastle is well placed to emerge from the property slump of the past four years. The Science...
Falcons Aiming to Crush All Rivals
Byline: Mark Smith ? (0191) 201-6432 ? mark.smith@ncjmedia.co.uk JAMIE Helleur has given a glimpse into the psychology of Newcastle Falcons' promotion push, insisting the Championship leaders intend to 'demoralise' their opposition. The Falcons...
Families' Spending Rises by PS12 a Year; Fuel Pushes Household Expenses Up
Byline: Patrick Joseph ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk FAMILIES' weekly spending in the North East rose to around PS384.20 a week last year - but it is still the lowest in the country. Spending in the region increased by around PS12...
Farming through a Crystal Ball; It May Be like Looking into a Crystal Ball but Whatever a Farmer Thinks the Face of Agriculture Is, They Are Going to Have to Adapt and Look at Maximising All of Their Individual Assets in Order to Remain Profitable. This Is the Message from ANDREW JAMIESON, Agricultural Adviser with H&H Land and Property
Byline: ANDREW JAMIESON FOR farmers not only is the weather is changing and becoming more unpredictable but the market in which they operate in is changing at pace. On a daily basis the world seems to get a smaller place with global influences...
Grassroots Clubs Given the Red Card for Bad Language; Secret Observers Rank Football Teams on Players and Fans' Behaviour
Byline: Neil McKay ? 0191 201 6007 ? neil.mckay@ncjmedia.co.uk SUPPORTERS of Alnwick Town football club may not have seen their team win too many games this season - but at least they have been spared hearing the air turn blue. The controversial...
Heart Op Girl's Birthday; 'We Want to Thank Everyone Who Got Us Here'
Byline: Sarah Scott ? 0191 201-6273 ? sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk ALITTLE girl has celebrated her second birthday after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant. Doctors feared Scarlett Ungurs would not live if she had not received a donor organ...
Helpful Tips for an Heir Facing a Lengthy Wait for the Throne; Columnist
Byline: Tom Rowley MOST twentysomethings have a taste for foreign jollies, and Elizabeth Windsor was no different. In February 1952, she flew out to Australia and New Zealand, deciding to stop off in Kenya on the way. But before she could so...
Hi-Tech Development Attracting New Businesses; SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL
WORLD-CLASS environmental technology and IT facilities are helping to attract the brightest new companies to a hi-tech new business development in South Tyneside. One Trinity Green, recently opened at South Shields by South Tyneside Council in partnership...
Holland Mourns Killed Linesman
ALL amateur fixtures in Holland have been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect to Richard Nieuwenhuizen, the linesman who was killed after being attacked during a match on Sunday. Nieuwenhuizen, a 41-year-old affiliated to Dutch youth club...
Home Comforts at Last for Boro Fans
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk TONY Mowbray has expressed his relief after Middlesbrough's fans were spared yet another long-distance cuptie. The club's supporters have been offered free coach travel to...
How Public Sector Cuts Are Impacting on Developments
Byline: DEVELOPMENT Tony Wordsworth THE economic climate over the last four years has certainly constrained new development activity within market towns as a result of reduced occupier requirements and the need to let or sell existing available...
India Skipper Wades into Pitch Battle
INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept the mixed messages coming on the state of the pitch for the third Test against England. Thousands of inconclusive words have been written and spoken over the past week about the conditions to be expected when...
Innovation Really Is a Form of Art; BIC
Byline: Lilla Preston DESCRIBING what makes one artwork more impressive than another could be described as an impossible task. It is such a subjective topic it is little wonder the one thing that tends to grab the public's attention the most...
It's More a Case of Two Tales for This City
Byline: DICKON WOOD THE 2012 commercial property investment market has been a case of "copy and paste" of 2011. Volumes of transactions in 2012 have been at PS230m which is on a par with 2011 (PS245m) and has the same characteristics in that...
Judges Looking for Firm with Community Spirit
Byline: AWARDS Graham Whitfield ? 0191 201 6262 ? graham.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESSES who show great community spirit are among those that will be honoured at the North East Business Awards. The Heart of the Community Award is sponsored...
Lack of US Progress Hits UK's Index; FTSE 100 Lucinda Beaumont Brewin Dolphin
Byline: Brewin Dolphin WITH no major economic reports scheduled for release on Tuesday, the UK market made little progress, with investors preferring to keep an eye on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. The FTSE 100 ended down 0.04% at...
Land Agents Move with the Times
SQUARE ONE LAW Maximising value for clients who work, live or invest in the rural economy is the key focus of independent land agents, George F White. The roots of its business are firmly planted in the agricultural sector, however, it now comprehensively...
Law Firm Guides Company through Big Move
LAW firm Hay & Kilner worked with the UK division of a German medical devices company to help find new premises for expansion. As a result, Pajunk UK Medical Products is relocating to a 5,200sq ft unit on the Newburn Riverside Park in Newcastle...
Le Fondre Takes Heart from Royals' Display
READING striker Adam Le Fondre believes the Royals will survive this season if they play like they did against Manchester United on Saturday. Le Fondre scored against the team he has supported since childhood as Brian McDermott's side finished the...
L'Eldorado Is Just Too Good for Rest
L'ELDORADO delighted his trainer Chris Bealby when defying top weight of 11st 12lb in the Follow gg.com On Facebook Handicap Chase at Towcester. The seven-year-old was stepping down in class after finishing fifth in a Listed contest at Wetherby a month...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.4591 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5239 ...........dollars Egypt ................8.7165 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1755 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.84 ...........dollars...
Mata: We're All Behind Rafa's Plans
JUAN Mata insists Chelsea's players are fully behind Rafael Benitez's minirevolution. Blues playmaker Mata denied Benitez's status as 'interim' manager until the end of the season had fatally compromised his authority, despite the former Liverpool...
Misfiring Gunners Suffer a Greek Tragedy
Olympiacos ............................................ 2 Arsenal.................................................. 1 ARSENAL'S winless run continued as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Olympiacos to miss out on seeding for the knockout stage of the...
Mouse Is Set for Mighty Journey
INTREPID explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to embark on his latest adventure accompanied by a mascot created by a North East school. Sir Ranulph is leading a team to become the first to cross Antarctica during a polar winter for an expedition dubbed...
Music Is One of the Best Things [...]; in Brief
Music is one of the best things about Christmas although we're not thinking of the looped pop hits that assail shoppers. For some truly beautiful Christmas sounds, get to Jesmond United Reformed Church on Burdon Terrace, Newcastle, on Saturday for...
Nadal Rules out an Australian Success; TENNIS
RAFAEL Nadal has targeted a return to full fitness by April after dismissing his chances of making a winning comeback to grand slam tennis at the Australian Open. The world number four has not played competitively since his shock secondround loss...
NELEP Is Bringing More Resources and Opportunities to the North East Region; NELEP
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) covers Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear. NELEP continues to work to promote the economic growth of the North East area through direct management of funding, exercising strategic influence...
New Training Space for UGET Training
A new business, designed to meet the increasing demands of driver training, has chosen the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) for its new office. With more than 50 years of transport experience between them, two friends joined forces...
No Demand for Homes; Petition against Development on Green Belt Land
Byline: Paul Tully ? 07554 437755 ? paul.tully@ncjmedia.co.uk NO case can be made for housing development on green belt land surrounding the main town in the Tyne Valley, it is claimed. Existing houses in Hexham are remaining unsold, local birth...
North in Second Wave of Super-Fast Broadband
THE UK's first fourth-generation mobile service - known as 4G - launched in Newcastle yesterday, following a multi-million-pound investment in the region. Operator Everything Everywhere (EE) selected Newcastle as part of the second wave of cities...
North's Leisure Industry Has Experienced a Year of Turmoil; LEISURE
Byline: David Downing IT has been another 12 months of turmoil for the leisure industry. There has been a number of high-profile businesses in the sector entering administration, with Waverley TBS and MWB Group Holdings (owners of Hotel du Vin and...
Older Voices Driving Economic Growth - through Age-Inclusive Design; NEWCASTLE INITIATIVE ON CHANGING AGE
AN ageing society is no longer on the horizon, it is here with us today. The global population is living longer and this provides companies with the opportunity to create solutions which improve quality of life for older people while growing sustainable...
Open Lift Door Led to Death, Court Told; Probe into Care Home Fall
Byline: Sara Nichol ? 0191 201 6027 ? sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk ALIFT door left unsecured by an engineer led to an elderly woman accidentally falling to her death down a lift shaft, a court heard. Elizabeth Young, 92, fell three metres (10ft)...
Park Provides Perfect Canvas for Sound and Lights
Byline: Barbara Hodgson NOW that the nights have drawn in, the fairytale can begin. Enchanted Parks makes a welcome return to Saltwell Park in Gateshead today, where dark nights will provide an ideal blank canvas for the colourful stories playing...
People on the Move
This is a free service. Send goodquality colour photographs and particulars to Business Desk, The Journal, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED or iain.laing@ncjmedia.co.uk THREE new recruits have joined the rapidly growing environment and energy division...
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Feature in Pioneering Research Research; NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
NEWCASTLE University researchers are forging links across the world and winning funding from the European Union to tackle economic and other issues of regional and global importance. The university is building collaborations with companies, other...
Playing with Van Persie Is a Great Education
MANCHESTER United striker Danny Welbeck is determined to soak up as much information as he can from Robin van Persie, even though the Dutchman is blocking his path to the Red Devils first team. Although Welbeck is hoping to make his 19th appearance...
PM Demands Action from Newspapers
Byline: Joe Churcher DAVID Cameron warned newspaper editors that "the clock is ticking" for them to avoid statutory regulation by agreeing on a tough new independent watchdog. The Prime Minister demanded urgent action at a meeting with leading...
PS22m Boost for Stars of the Future; Massive Investment in College Facilities
Byline: Nicola Weatherall ? 0191 204 3308 ? nicola.weatherall@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East college has been given the green light to build new multi-millionpound facilities aiming to create artists and athletes of the future. Planners have given...
Sad End to City's Euro Bid; Mancini's Men Lose in Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund 1 Manchester City 0 JULIAN Scheiber struck to condemn Manchester City's dismal Champions League campaign to a suitably sorry end in Dortmund. The Premier League champions already knew they could not progress from Group D but had...
Sales Continue to Rise at Store; RETAIL
Byline: Holly Williams SAINSBURY'S received a boost ahead of Christmas as new figures reinforced its position as the star performer among the big four players. The group increased its share of the market once more, from 16.7% to 16.9% in the...
Santa Specials Are Sign of the Times for Historic Line
Byline: TONY HENDERSON SANTA specials are this month clattering along a railway which once played its part in underpinning the economic prosperity of the North East. No doubt the men who built and operated the line and locomotives and the miners...
Schools in Spotlight; Businesses Have Long Had Plenty to Say about What's Wrong with Britain's Schools. but a New Report from the CBI Goes a Step Further, by Proposing Radical Reforms of NICOLA WEATHERALL Reports
The performance of North East schools has been making the headlines in the past week with the publication last Tuesday of the first Ofsted local authority league tables. They made for mixed reading as far as those involved with the education sector...
Sex Attacker Guilty of 1979 Murder; Police Will Probe Further Assaults
Byline: Sam Beattie AMAN described as a sexual predator has been found guilty of a 1979 murder and five attacks on other women. Sally McGrath, 22, was found naked in a shallow grave in woodland near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, in March 1980...
Show UK What We're Capable Of
WHAT will the Autumn Budget Statement bring? While priding myself on being an optimist, it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain positive ahead of any announcement from the Chancellor. The last Budget and the autumn statement before yielded...
Sikh Temple Is a Shining Example of Team Work
Byline: COMMUNITY Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK on a new multi-million pound temple and meeting venue for Newcastle's Sikh community is well under way and is now expected to completed in the New Year. Golden globes...
Spare Us the Cuts and Give Us the Tools to Prosper; Region's Leaders in Plea to Chancellor
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent ? 0191 201 6286 ? adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk CHANCELLOR George Osborne has been told to spare the region a new cuts onslaught in his Autumn Statement today. When Mr Osborne makes his budget...
Square One Law's Corporate Team Expanding
THE commercial team at Square One Law has been strengthened by the arrival of new partner, Mark Lazenby. Mark is the ninth partner to join the Newcastle based, entrepreneurial law firm which is now 18 months old and has created a different legal model...
Sunderland Software Centre - the Jewel in the City's Crown; SUNDERLAND SOFTWARE CENTRE
SUNDERLAND is driving forward a bright economic future for its software sector by investing in world-class resources and cutting-edge custom-built premises. The city's jewel in the crown is its purpose-built premises for software companies, the...
Talent Recruitment with a Degree of Difference; NEWCASTLE BUSINESS SCHOOL
FOR an innovative approach to talent recruitment, many companies are opting to source employees from the BA (Hons) business leadership and corporate management degree programme from Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. The degree,...
The Case of the Kids' Composer. Need a Bit of Bip-Boo-Diddle-Diddle-Oo in Your Life? TAMZIN LEWIS Meets the Composer Who Has All the Diddles Required for a First-Rate Kids' Show
Byline: TAMZIN LEWIS YOU may think that a job where you don't have time to sleep for three weeks might be a bit of a pain. Not so for Katie Doherty, whose role as musical director for Northern Stage's play for the under-sixes marks her favourite...
The Lost Art of Defending; We're Conceding Far Too Many Goals, Admits Sir Alex
SIR Alex Ferguson is scared that Manchester United's cartoon defending is going to prove very costly in Sunday's Manchester derby, writes SIMON STONE. Ferguson appeared to dash hopes of Nemanja Vidic returning to lend a hand when he ruled the Serbian...
This Could Be My Greatest Achievement
NEIL Lennon believes he is on the cusp of his greatest achievement as Celtic manager as he prepares for tonight's Champions League Group G decider against Spartak Moscow at Parkhead. The Hoops had to fight their way through two qualifying rounds...
Top 10 Is Still Our Target, Insists Krul
Byline: Mark Douglas ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk TIM Krul says Newcastle United have re-calibrated their aims to focus on a top-10 finish this year - but sees no reason why they cannot dream of a return to Europe or glory in...
Track Will Not See a Repeat of Nightmare; FORMULA ONE
SILVERSTONE officials are to implement a number of measures designed to ensure there is no repeat of the travel chaos that unfolded during this year's British Grand Prix. Heavy rainfall in the build-up to the July event forced campsites to close,...
TV Choice
BEST OF THE CULTURE SHOW BBC2, 10pm Andrew Graham-Dixon reflects on a major show from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame joins him for a tour of the National Gallery to view the art that inspires her, and in...
Van Hire Firm to Expand despite Drop in Profits; SERVICES
Byline: Karen Dent ? 0191 201 6243 ? karen.dent@ncjmedia.co.uk VAN hire group Northgate has unveiled ambitious expansion plans for the New Year. The Darlington-based company, which has fleets in the UK and Spain, aims to open extra branches in South...
Village Bridge Re-Opens after Three Years; Public Celebrates Landmark Restoration
Byline: Brian Daniel ? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AHISTORIC bridge at the heart of a Northumberland village is to re-open after a three-year refurbishment. The road bridge over the River Coquet at Rothbury will be opened by the...
War Hero's Medals Tell Amazing Story; Auction of Honours for Gallantry
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor ? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE story of a North East hero who fought in both world wars has emerged from an auction which takes place today. Boldon Auction Galleries in South Tyneside...
Warne: I Could Still Play Test Cricket
SHANE Warne believes he could still play Test cricket to a high standard and hinted he could be persuaded to represent Australia once again. Warne ended a hugely successful international career following the infamous 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England...
What We Want Fro Om the Chancellor Now; Ntial Members of the North East Business with Christmas Fast Approaching, It Seems Appropriate That Influeto See in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. Community Have Drawn Up Their Wish-Lists of What They Would like Engineering and Green Energy Sectors RUTH LOGNONNE Speaks to Key Players from the Manufacturing,
Byline: RUTH LOGNONNE HIGH on many an executive's list is apprenticeships, which remain central to the governments's ambitions to create a skilled workforce that will bolster the UK's economy and give young people job opportunities. The headline...
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