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 April 6, 2013

100 Miles of Cycling along Scenic Sandstone Spine
Byline: Tony Henderson ENVIRONMENT ANEW 100-mile cycle route is set to follow the sandstone spine of Northumberland taking in some of the county's finest scenery. The Sandstone Way will run between Berwick and Hexham and will also link Wooler,...
50 Set to Take a Punt on Safe Labour Seat; but It's a Different Ball Game Now for Council Leader
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent? 0191 201 6286 MORE than 50 Labour party members have applied to take over from David Miliband in South Shields. Party sources say they have been inundated with CVs from would-be MPs bidding...
90 HMV Jobs across the Region Are Saved
Byline: Abbie Smith? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE than 90 jobs in the North East have been saved after entertainment firm HMV was bought out. Nationally 2,500 jobs were saved after restructuring firm Hilco acquired 141 stores,...
A Classic Case of Looking to Ireland
FOR British racing fans it will be back down to earth with a bump this coming week. After the thrills and spills of Aintree's three-day spectacular, there are only two Listed races on the level to get stuck into. With that in mind, most aficionados...
Adkins: We Will Battle All the Way for Points
READING manager Nigel Adkins vowed the Royals will battle for their Barclays Premier League lives against Southampton today. Adkins has taken charge of a side that are bottom of the table, seven points adrift of safety and on a run of seven consecutive...
Adoption Agency Is Judged as Excellent; Inspectors Say It's Outstanding
Byline: Nicola Weatherall? 0191 204 3308 ? nicola.weatherall@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East adoption agency has been awarded a third consecutive outstanding grade from the Government for its work finding families for children in need of a loving home....
Alan's Seven Vital Days; Pardew: This Is a Vital Week for Us
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS ALAN Pardew has told his players to embrace the pressure of tomorrow's critical clash with Fulham, as he hailed the next seven days as the most important of his Newcastle career, writes MARK DOUGLAS. United touched down in...
Apprenticeships at the Heart of Adonis Review
Byline: Ruth Lognonne? 0191 201 6139 ? ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk THE peer leading a review of the North East economy will call on the Government to help bosses train the workforce of the future when he announces his manifesto for the region next...
Behind the Scenes Thanks to a Murderous Elephant; While the Russian Ice Stars Take to the Theatre Royal Stage at Night, There's Also a New Daytime Attraction. DAVID WHETSTONE Went Along
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE OVER the years I have been lucky enough to see many shows at the Theatre Royal but I promise you none has ended in piles of poo on the pavement outside - even the ones I didn't much care for. That is just one thing that...
Betting
Byline: STEVE RAMSEY IT was a walk in the park for both Manchester clubs last week. Manchester United never got out of second gear against a lacklustre Sunderland side, while City looked like scoring whenever they attacked a fragilelooking Newcastle...
Big Freeze Delivers Sunny Profits for EASYJET
A SURGE in Easter bookings as Britons escaped the freezing weather helped budget airline EASYJET deliver more strong trading figures. The Luton-based carrier said it expected to cut losses by almost half for the six months to March 31, despite more...
Bloomfield's Joy at Award Honour; Rider Named Region's Top Female Star
PARA dressage rider Gayle Bloomfield has been named female personality of the year in the prestigious North East Disability Sport Awards. Gayle, 42, from Seahouses, is based at the Pegasus Centre in Tranwell near Morpeth, home of the Morpeth Riding...
Brave Girl's Legacy Is Standing Proud; Josie's Trust on the Move to New Shop
Byline: Paul Tully? 07554 437755 ? paul.tully@ncjmedia.co.uk THE legacy of brave Josie Grove, the teenage girl who turned down leukaemia treatment, stands three storeys high. For on what would have been Josie's 23rd birthday yesterday, the charity...
By the Water's Edge; from Stunning Sea Views to Tranquil Lakeside Settings and Feature Ponds, Homemaker Takes a Look at Four Impressive Properties with Interesting Water Features
SET within seven-and-a-half acres of grounds, this attractive detached house comes with four holiday chalets and a lake with views over the village and surrounding countryside. The house features a huge garden room, which wraps around two sides...
Call for Town's Bus Station to Be Revamped
Byline: Paul Tully? 07554 437755 ? paul.tully@ncjmedia.co.uk HUNDREDS of people have backed a new campaign to have a main town bus station urgently renovated. Online and paper petitions were launched this week demanding a revamp of Hexham Bus...
CENSURED - BUT PRU BOSS GETS PS7.8m PACKAGE
PRUDENTIAL boss Tidjane Thiam has landed a pay package worth PS7.8m, despite being censured by regulators over his failure to keep them informed over a major acquisition. The insurer's annual report revealed Thiam's total remuneration in 2012 was...
Chance to See North's Changing Face; Grant Will Enable Gallery to Put Wealth of Material on Display
Byline: David Whetstone Arts & Entertainment Editor? 0191 201 6366 ? david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk AN arts organisation famous for documenting the region's changing industry and communities has announced proposed changes of its own. The...
Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 VCDI LT 7-Seat
Byline: Mike Torpey CHEVROLET claims to have created the first sports utility vehicle back in the 1930s with the iconic Suburban, a nameplate that has spanned seven decades and is still going strong Stateside today. But while the Sub is a full-blown...
Crash Driver's Alibi Blew Up in His Face; Court Told That Lies Were Exposed by DNA on Airbag
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A DRIVER whose out-of-control BMW smashed into a house while a family slept inside was caught after his DNA was found on the car's airbag. The car owned by Daniel Young, of Bedlington,...
Decoupage Decor
IT has only just stopped snowing outside and everything feels rather gloomy. In an attempt to force spring into my home, and to cheer myself up, I have been plotting new decorating schemes this week. There's nothing like colour and pattern to lift...
Diamonds Bid to Seal Trophy Victory; SPEEDWAY
NEWCASTLE Diamonds continue their quest for early-season silverware tomorrow night when they play host to the Redcar Bears in the Tyne Tees Trophy's second leg at the Newcastle Stadium. After a dominant performance on Teesside on Thursday night...
Diary
KEEP in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. For future garden events, view the online diary - visit www.thejournal.co.uk/homemaker and click on gardening diary. Today and tomorrow Rosecarpe Horticultural...
Downcast He May Be, but Santon Comes out Fighting; THE PREVIEW: Newcastle United V Fulham Davide Santon Is Ready to Save Newcastle's Season - but First Wants to Save His Own Reputation. Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas Heard from the Apologetic Italian
IN the bowels of Benfica's brilliant stadium, a downcast Davide Santon was issuing an SOS. Save our season, the Italian said, proclaiming that only defeating Benfica, Fulham and Sunderland would do the job. It was remarkable defiance from a defender...
Ebac Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT SPENNYMOOR Town manager Jason Ainsley is determined to push Darlington 1883 all the way for the championship. Ahead of this afternoon's derby at Bishop Auckland, he said: "I know we have the little matter of an FA Carlsberg...
Evans Close to Another Shock
DAN Evans fell agonisingly short of another Davis Cup upset as Dmitry Tursunov gave Russia a 1-0 advantage over Great Britain in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. Captain Leon Smith made a late decision to bring Evans...
Evo-Stik League
Byline: STEVE BROWN TOM Wade insists he is determined to give Blyth Spartans a "team to be proud of," having been handed the Croft Park reins for next season. The former Gateshead and Harrogate Town manager replaced Paddy Atkinson last month,...
Falcons Grind the Visitors Down; THE MATCH: Newcastle Falcons 72 Nottingham 17
Byline: Neil Cameron at Kingston Park IF this game had gone on another ten minutes, Newcastle Falcons could have reached triple figures. Not every single attack in this British and Irish Cup quarter-final resulted in a score for Dean Richards'...
Farmers' Turbine Bid Now Scuppered Yet Again; Council Admits Making Errors in Handling Application
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTHUMBERLAND farming family's bid to put a wind turbine on its land has been scuppered by a judicial review for a second time. Father and son John and George Barber at Brackenside...
Festival Trio Ready to Do Battle Again
THE first three home in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham last month clash in the John Smith's Liverpool Hurdle and, if Festival form is to trusted, Solwhit should emerge victorious again. He beat Celestial Halo and Smad Place and there is...
Free Us to Construct New Future; Views of the North
IF reports prove correct and an upgrade of the A1 road between Morpeth and Berwick is to be finally approved soon, it will be a tremendous tribute to the determined campaigning of The Journal and many individuals and organisations who know from their...
Gathering to Pay Tribute to Brave Emily
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AMARKET town's yearly celebration of its traditions and culture got off to a flying start yesterday. The 46th annual Northumbrian Gathering in Morpeth began with the town's most...
Hands off the Shiny Stuff, Mrs W
WHEN it emerged there was to be an honorary BAFTA presented to a powerful little lady this week, I don't mind admitting I had my shiny shoes and sparkly shrug on standby; had briefed my unpredictable barnet not to embarrass me; and was simply waiting...
Harbour Battle Takes a New Twist; Rights of Way Gets Mixed Reaction
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A LONG-RUNNING battle between two Northumberland village groups has taken a new twist. The Save Beadnell Association and the Beadnell Fishermen's Society have been at loggerheads...
Huffman Is the Shooting Star in Eagles' Triumph; BASKETBALL
Byline: PAUL NILSEN Newcastle Eagles ......................... 93 Glasgow Rocks ............................. 80 A stunning master-class in three-point shooting by Damon Huffman helped Newcastle Eagles return to winning ways with an impressive display...
I Ow Know
... all the words to Let's Get Ready To Rhumble (pictured below) and can tease around the subject of mic-wrecking with the best of them. To be fair though, my tummy was well ahead of everyone. That bad boy was born ready to rumble. ... once my hair...
Karen Overbury
ISN'T it strange how a bit of sunshine changes people? Last week we were all glum-faced, sullenly remembering the March heatwave of 2012. Then, suddenly, the sun came out this week and everyone looked and acted so very differently. It hasn't...
Lambert Keeping His Faith in Youth; Boss Backing Villa to Win Survival Fight
Byline: John Curtis PAUL Lambert is backing Aston Villa's crop of youngsters to hold their nerve in the Barclays Premier League survival battle and believes the pressure is on Stoke ahead of today's clash. Villa are in the bottom three but victory...
Leaping into the Future
Byline: Enda Mullen THE seventies were characterised by many things, such as glam rock and flares but also soap operas where established characters were subjected to entire body transplants. You know the kind of thing I'm sure ... a character...
Love Life at the Lodge
Byline: Karen Wilson THEY say location is everything when buying a home, and that was certainly the case for Joyce and David Welsh who were seduced by the secluded enclave of North Lodge 10 years ago. The sought-after location, in Chester-le-Street,...
Magpies Ponder Move for Carroll
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS ANDY Carroll remains on the agenda at Newcastle United, but there is a feeling the chances of a return to St James' Park may have passed. The Journal understands the England striker - who returned to scoring form at Upton...
Major Winners Getting in Swing; GOLF
MAJOR champions Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen were among the movers in the early stages on day two of the Valero Texas Open. The tournament in San Antonio is the last tour event before next week's US Masters and Furyk and Goosen, who hold three US...
MINI Paceman
Byline: Chris Russon ANOTHER shape is joining the MINI clan in the form of a super-sized sporty coupe. The Paceman is based on the largest MINI - the four-door Countryman - and like its brother comes in either all-wheel-drive or conventional...
Mortgages Get Easier with Smaller Deposits
Byline: Karen Wilson GETTING a mortgage with a smaller deposit is getting easier, according to local financial experts. And a further boost for the housing market came with the results of a survey showing that mortgage rates are set to tumble further...
Move Up to a Larger Property
HOMEOWNERS wanting to move up to a more spacious home, but who are struggling to sell their present property, could find the perfect solution this weekend at the Teal Farm Village development. Housebuilder David Wilson North East is hosting a dedicated...
Mum's Legal Fight at an End as She Wins Compensation for Little Kallum
LITTLE Kallum Davies is facing a financially-secure future after receiving a five-figure settlement following the death of his father in a car crash. Andrew Davies was killed in accident in July 2009, only a matter of weeks after Kallum was born....
Next Generation for the Golf GTI
Byline: Mike Torpey VOLKSWAGEN has opened the order book for the newgeneration version of the fiery Golf GTI, unveiled at last month's Geneva Motor Show. Prices start at PS25,845, which is PS195 more than its predecessor but includes a raft of...
Nuclear Family Is Discussed by Kate; Duchess Bumps into Old Friend
Byline: Pat Hurst THE Duchess of Cambridge bumped into an old childhood friend yesterday - down by the docks in Cumbria. Kate, accompanied by her husband, the Duke, met Matthew Lidiard, 27, a friend from their younger days growing up in Berkshire,...
Odds Are against Breach of Bridge; THE PREVIEW: Chelsea V Sunderland in the Roman Abramovich Era, It Has Been Famine or Feast for Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Stuart Rayner Looks Back on Three Particularly Dramatic Matches
MATCHES between Sunderland and Chelski are rarely dull, but neither do they tend to be much fun for those of a Wearside disposition. When he takes charge of a Premier League team for the first time tomorrow afternoon, Paolo Di Canio can console...
O'Neill: I Am No Dinosaur; Ex-Boss Answers Critics I'm No Managerial Dinosaur, Says O'Neill
Byline: Mark Douglas A DEFIANT Martin O'Neill has come out fighting against accusations that he is a managerial "dinosaur" and insists Ellis Short should have given him more time to rescue Sunderland from relegation. In a wide-ranging interview...
Paolo in Pledge to Win over the Fans
Byline: NEIL CAMERON PAOLO Di Canio believes the Sunderland fans will grow to love him because he isn't viewed as an enemy like Rafa Benitez is in the eyes of Chelsea supporters. The Italian may need time and some victories to win over a section...
Planning Move Could Be a Boon for Farmers; as Farmers Sink in Mud and Red Tape, Courtesy of the Good-Old British Weather and Stifling Government Policies, They Could Be Cashing in on the Country's Recovering Housing Market. RUTH LOGNONNE Reports
Byline: RUTH LOGNONNE THE Government is launching a consultation this year on whether to introduce further flexibility into the planning system, making it easier to turn agricultural buildings into homes. Potentially, farmers with cattle sheds...
Plan That Perfect Patio; as Gardeners Pore over What Patio Plants to Include in Their Displays This Summer, a New Trial Reveals Some of the Best Performers, Reports Hannah Stephenson
Byline: Hannah Stephenson ARE you wondering what to put in your patio containers this summer? My pansies and violas are looking so forlorn I'm already thinking I'll ditch them in favour of some higher achievers in this unpredictable British weather....
Players Hurting like Me - Mowbray; Team Meeting Follows Slump
Byline: Neil Cameron ? (0191) 201-6113 ? neil.cameron@ncjmedia.co.uk SIGNS when things are going awry at a football club No1. When the players choose to have a meeting among themselves where full and frank opinions are voiced. This never happens...
Pool Facing Their Day of Reckoning
Byline: Neil Cameron ? (0191) 201-6113 ? neil.cameron@ncjmedia.co.uk AN outcome which has looked unavoidable for six months could today become a reality for Hartlepool United. If they lose at home to Bury and results elsewhere don't go their...
Porsche Cayman
Byline: Chris Russon WITH a Golden Jubilee under way Porsche is in party mood and kicking off celebrations with a stunning new model which has just been named as the best performance car in the world. The new Cayman scooped the World Performance...
Premier League Preview
TOMORROW Liverpool (7) v West Ham (11) Raheem Sterling is Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' only doubt. Rodgers said Sterling has had "an ongoing issue with his thigh" which is being assessed and could lead to him being out for several weeks in order...
Prestigious Equality Awards Span Decade
Byline: AWARDS Iain Laing? 0191 201 6429 ? iain.laing@ncjmedia.co.s EQUALITY North East has announced the launch of the 2013 North East Equality Awards. The awards, now in their 10th year, have become a prestigious event in the North East business...
PS12,000 Cost of Not Getting a Survey Done
ALMOST one third of recent buyers in the North East bought their property without commissioning a home survey beforehand, with half admitting they have paid around PS12,000 for repairs that they weren't aware of prior to purchasing the home, according...
Q&A; Your Money Queries Are Answered by TREVOR CLARK, Director of Newcastle Financial Planners Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd
Byline: TREVOR CLARK Q I have a significant sum invested in a bond and I would like to make a substantial withdrawal in order to assist my son in purchasing his first home. My current adviser has told me that I cannot make the withdrawal, is this...
Region Looks National for Race-Day Glory
Byline: Katie Davies? 0191 201 6346 ? katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk ATYNESIDE businessman is hoping his horse will take glory in today's Grand National. Graham Wylie and his wife Andrea want today's favourite, On His Own, to have a safe journey...
Relaxed Abbott Looking to Get across Safety Line
Byline: James Hunter ? (0191) 201 6035 ? james.hunterr@ncjmedia.co.uk GREG Abbott insists Carlisle United are taking a 'relaxed' view of the traditional 50-point safety benchmark. The Cumbrians have endured a season of struggle but will all but...
Restructure at HMV Set to Save Jobs and Stores
Byline: RETAIL Iain Laing? 0191 201 6429 ? iain.laing@ncjmedia.co.uk AROUND 2,500 jobs at entertainment retailer HMV were saved after restructuring firm Hilco bought 141 stores, including 25 previously slated for closure. Hilco, which already...
Reward Offered to Recover Historic Valuables
Byline: Ruth Lawson? 0191 201 6344 ? ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO entrepreneurs have joined forces to offer a PS30,000 reward for the return of the haul of valuables stolen from a historic Tyneside building. The Mansion House in Jesmond, Newcastle,...
Robot Op First for North
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter? 0191 201 6269 ? helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk CUTTING-EDGE robotic equipment is being used to carry out pioneering head and neck surgery on patients at one of the North East's leading hospitals. Surgeons at Newcastle's...
Safeguarding Our Bees Is a Sticky Subject; the Government Must Ban Pesticides Linked to Declines in Bees and Other Pollinating Insects, MPs Have Urged. EMILY BEAMENT Buzzes around a Sticky Issue
MINISTERS have been accused of taking an extraordinarily complacent approach to protecting bees and insects which perform an important role pollinating crops, following their failure to support European Commission moves to restrict use of insecticides...
Speaking Plain English? A New Exhibition Will Chart How English Has Become the Global Language - Being Influenced in Turn by Many Foreign Languages. PATRICK JOSEPH Finds out More about Booze, Zombies and Bungalows
Byline: PATRICK JOSEPH ZOMBIE, booze and dollar are just three of the words featuring in anew exhibition revealing the global reach of English with many of our favourites originating overseas. The British Council has released a list of words...
Sport on Tv
A SELECTIVE guide to the weekend: TODAY FOOTBALL: Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, Hearts v Ross County - ESPN 1130; Barclays Premier League, Reading v Southampton - Sky Sports 2 1200; npower Championship, Watford v Cardiff - Sky Sports 2 1700;...
Sprinter's Too Quick for Rivals
NICKY Henderson breathed a huge sigh of relief as a step up in distance made no difference whatsoever to Sprinter Sacre, who turned in another breathtaking performance in the John Smith's Melling Chase at Aintree. The incredibly talented seven-year-old...
Successful Start to Spring for Builder
DESPITE the dreadful weather, a North East homebuilder says it has enjoyed a successful start to spring at a newly-launched development in Northumberland. Developers Dunelm Homes say their collection of 44 properties at The Chase, in Blyth, has...
Switch on the Sunshine; Ignore the Unseasonal Chill outside and Turn on the Sunshine Indoors. Gabrielle Fagan Finds Yellow Packs a Mighty Decor Punch
Byline: Gabrielle Fagan IT'S a sad fact that we're all suffering from a lack of sunshine. And while there's no magic wand to change the murky outlook, you can set the forecast to sunny by embracing the brightest trend on the decor horizon - yellow....
Tackling the Many Causes of Abortion
Byline: VET'S VIEW Iain Carrington GENERALLY speaking, abortion can be defined as the production of one or more calves between 50 and 270 days of pregnancy that are either born dead or fail to survive for more than 24 hours. Practical signs are...
Terry Hails Black Cats' New Boss
CHELSEA captain John Terry has praised the character of Paolo Di Canio as the controversial Italian prepares to make his Sunderland management debut at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Di Canio's appointment as successor to Martin O'Neill has been the...
The Brazilian Beat; A Mixture of Polish and Rawness Sets the Tone for the Bold Brazilian Beat. Claire Hornby Takes a Look
Byline: Claire Hornby AGROWN-UP look full of sensual curves, dark woods and softly glowing metallics. The mixture of polish and rawness makes for a space that's delicious to the touch, not too formal, not too loose. This is a space that could...
The Tectonic Plates Are on the Move - and Not before Time; Columnist
Byline: Adrian Pearson THE pieces are falling into place for rather subtle changes to the North East powerbase. Over the last few weeks the region has seen a lot of changes, from David Miliband wishing us a fond goodbye to some behind-the-scenes...
Think Bold for Spring; as the Sun Finally Finds Its Way through the Clouds, It's Time to Get out into the Garden and Plan Your Summer Planting, Says Harry Clay
Byline: Harry Clay IT has been a long, long winter - the coldest March in 50 years. And it certainly has messed gardeners and plants about. However, the signs are there in nature that spring is on its way, albeit slowly. Hellebores still continue...
Ton-Up Stokes Gets Straight into a Groove
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk DURHAM'S day ended in disappointment, Scott Borthwick out trying to reach his second firstclass century, but the good news was the county's most talented batsman has instantly...
Tottenham Given a Bale Boost
TOTTENHAM have received a huge boost in their hopes for Champions League qualification with the news Gareth Bale will return to training within two weeks. Bale (pictured left) was carried off on a stretcher during the dying seconds of Spurs' 2-2...
Traffic Campaigner Faces Driving Ban; Councillor's Mercedes over the Limit
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A SENIOR Northumberland councillor who has campaigned a number of times over speeding traffic is himself facing a driving ban after his Mercedes was clocked over the limit. Trevor...
Tranwell Promises a Grand Day out; POINT TO POINT
Byline: PETER BURGON THE hunt racing spotlight focuses on Tranwell for today's Morpeth card, only the fourth Northern Area fixture in the last 20 years to take place on Grand National day. A seven-race programme with 122 entries starts at 1.15pm,...
TV Choice
ONCE UPON A TIME Channel 5, 9pm As fans of series one will recall, Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla) unleashed the Dark Curse on both lands, which caused time to stand still and the residents of Storybrooke to forget their fairytale pasts. Although...
TV Choice
THE VOICE UK BBC1, 7pm Last year, The Voice (UK) inaugural winner Leanne Mitchell failed to impress download punters with her debut single Run to You. It peaked at 45 on the charts, so let's hope the 2013 winner will fare better as fans try to sustain...
Two Men Quizzed on Death; Tributes Paid to Filmmaker
Byline: Kim Swan? 0191 201 6290 ? kim.swan@ncjmedia.co.uk POLICE have made two arrests in connection with the death of a Tyneside filmmaker who had been making a documentary about homelessness. Lee Halpin, 26, was believed to have been making a...
Tynesiders' Boss Demands One Last Push; BLUE SQUARE BET PREMIER
Byline: STEVE BROWN ANTH Smith insists Gateshead's fate remains in their own hands, but has warned his players they will only have themselves to blame should they fail to avoid relegation. The Tynesiders are 19th in Blue Square Bet Premier with...
University Study Links Vitamin D and Energy; Importance of Sunlight Shown
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter? 0191 201 6269 ? helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk RESEARCHERS in the North East say vitamin D is essential for boosting energy levels and making muscles work effectively. A team from Newcastle University found that muscle...
Vikings Sighted on the North Coastline; Artwork Is Made of Driftwood
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk ANCIENT Norse mythology and centuries-old Viking raids on the North East coastline have combined to inspire a dazzling new piece of artwork by a talented sculptor. Former boat builder...
Why the Prof Talks Posh; Study Claims That Academics Try to Disguise Accents
Byline: Nicola Weatherall? 0191 204 3308 ? nicola.weatherall@ncjmedia.co.uk MANY academics disguise their regional accents for fear of being mocked, patronised or overlooked for promotion, a study in the North East has claimed. Researchers at...
Will You Have to Pay for Church? Property Solicitor Claire Simmons Provides an Update on the Changes concerning Chancel Repair Liability
Byline: with Claire Simmons of Ward Hadaway CHANCEL repair liability imposes a liability on some property owners to fund repairs to the chancel of their local medieval-founded Church of England parish church. However, after October 12 this year,...
Will Your Pension Pot Be Washed Away Too Soon? Our Pensions May Be Used Up Sooner Than We'd Hoped, Says a New Report. IAN LOWES Looks at How to Make Up the Shortfall
Byline: IAN LOWES TWO of the most important tasks we undertake as independent financial advisers are helping people save enough of their current income to fund their retirement years and, at retirement, ensuring they make the right income choices...
Wylie's Colt Is out on His Own; Favourite Looks a Great Bet for Grand National
Byline: Doug Moscrop IT goes against the grain somewhat to tip a horse at a singlefigure price for the 40-runner John Smith's Grand National. Plumping for the favourite On His Own is stating the obvious, but the more I look at the field the more...
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