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 June 15, 2013

1948 Games Torch under the Hammer; Olympic Treasure Was Found in Charity Shop
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk ASPECIAL auction next week is set to light up North East shop owner Colin Bruce's day. Colin, who has an antiques outlet in Chester-le-Street, County Durham,...
Acknowledgements
DICKSON (Bedlington). Nellie and family of the late Brian wish to express their sincere thanks to Wards 3 and 8 Wansbeck General Hospital, The Gables Health Centre, District Nurses and Community Palliative Nurses for their continued care and support...
A Labour of Love
Byline: Aranda Rahbarkouhi T'S fair to say that Lawrence Lowe's farm conversion is a real labour of love. IThe 70-year-old former builder has worked tirelessly to transform his dilapidated old granary into a grand family home with a splash of...
A Luxury First for Developer
ADEVELOPER with a reputation for constructing spacious homes in desirable locations, has made a planning application to build its first PS1m-plus properties in the heart of Corbridge. Drawing on the Northumberland market town's historic architecture...
And You Thought It Was Just Babbling; Toddlers Are Using More Complex Sentences Earlier Than Expected
Byline: Nicola Weatherall? 0191 204 3308 ? nicola.weatherall@ncjmedia.co.uk THE babbling of toddlers may be more sophisticated than many parents realise, according to research from a North East academic. Dr Cristina Dye, a lecturer in child language...
A Night Tucked Up with Mummy ... or with a Dinosaur? Youngsters Spend Night at the Museum for Real
Byline: Ian Robson? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk CHILDREN will get the chance to spend a Night at the Museum with a special event that could see them sleep with dinosaurs. The Percy Hedley Foundation and Northumbrian Water are...
A Piece of Club's History on Way Back to St James' RETURN OF THE GATES Sponsor Joins Club and Fans to Make Restoration and Return of Stadium Gates Possible
Byline: Andy Fowler THE former entrance gates of St James' Park will be returned to the ground after more than a decade away. The gates, which welcomed Newcastle United fans to the ground until 1999, were taken down and stored at Sir John Hall's...
A Sense of Adventure; Set Sail on a Voyage of Discovery as You Plan Your Office, Says Claire Hornby
GIVE your home office a nautical makeover this summer with beautiful wooden pieces and accessories rich in historical feeling. This look is all about creating a sense of adventure and exploration - you want to give the impression that your office...
A Small Development on an Exclusive Road - and a Mighty High Price for Opposing It; Residents' Committee Faces PS19,000-a-Week Legal Action Threat
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter? 0191 201 6276 ? dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk H OUSING developers are threatening legal action costing PS19,000 a week against a residents' committee. Tyneside-based Lugano has issued a warning to members...
Baby Eva Heralds a Rebirth for IVF; High-Precision Treatment Joy
Byline: Paul Ward THE first woman to conceive using a breakthrough IVF technique has given birth to a baby girl. Eva was born in Glasgow on Tuesday thanks to the cutting-edge early embryo viability assessment (Eeva) technique. The three-day-old...
Baby MG
MG has taken the wraps off its new baby hatchback - a car with a personal touch to rival the likes of the MINI and Citroen's DS3. Bursting with cutting-edge styling that incorporates a sense of individuality via futuristic decal designs which reflect...
Bentley Mulsanne
YOU could be forgiven for thinking that cars with a price tag that for most of us is on the unattainable side of a quarter-of-a-million pounds won't sell in very great numbers in the middle of a recession - but you'd be wrong. Crewe-based Bentley...
Big-Fight Glory Left New Champ Feeling So Empty; FLASHBACK: North East Fight Legend Glenn McCrory Relives His Crowning Moment IN the Second of Our Flashback Features Documenting Events Which Shook Up the North East Sporting Scene, We Turn the Clock Back 24 Years to the Night Glenn McCrory Became the North East's First Boxing World Champion
Byline: Mark Douglas ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk GLENN McCrory awoke on June 4, 1989 to azure blue skies, a cruiserweight world title belt wrapped around his waist - and the "worst feeling" he'd ever experienced. McCrory had...
BMW 318d Gran Turismo
FANS of BMW's successful 3 Series will have another option to choose from next month when the GT version goes on sale. The 3 Series Gran Turismo offers enthusiasts more space and combines the sporting dynamics of the saloon with the practicality...
Bon Jovi Is Still at the Top
Bon Jovi, Stadium of Light, Sunderland LAST time I was at a Bon Jovi concert, I was a rebellious teen. Head-banging and leather jackets were in and Jon Bon Jovi's hair was a poodle perm. It's good to see the 51-year-old frontman isn't slowing down....
Botanist Is Recognised for Her Deep-Rooted Knowledge
Byline: Tony Henderson ENVIRONMENT HOME is where the heart is for botanist Dr Margaret Bradshaw. Her house in Eggleston in Teesdale is called Lady's Mantle, reflecting her passion for the plant of the same name which she has studied for 60 years....
Brand New Arrivals at Benfield's Showroom; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
THE North East's largest Motor Group, Benfield has extended its growing franchise portfolio by adding Chrysler and Jeep to its dealership network. The addition of Chrysler and Jeep to its Warwick Street showroom in Newcastle means Benfield now represents...
Bullish Shields Head for Gosforth; NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: CHRIS WEST SOUTH Shields have a spring in their step as they head to Gosforth for today's Premier Division meeting with South North. Kiwi international Tom Latham's century-making debut against Chesterle-Street last week lifted the club...
Cameron Makes Plea on EU-US Trade Deal
Byline: ECONOMY Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk DAVID Cameron said the moment had come to "press ahead" with an EU-US trade deal ahead of crunch talks which have left one of his key aims for the G8 summit hanging in the...
Campaign Starts to Shift the Tectonic Plates in Whitehall; Columnist
Byline: Paul Linford WITH just over a week having passed since the launch of the NEvolution campaign for new powers and funding for the North East, the revelation that deputy premier Nick Clegg is to chair a Cabinet committee on the subject has...
Capital of Couture
Byline: Richard Edmonds It's the city that's synonymous with style. Richard Edmonds looks at a new book which examines Paris' historic contribution to the fashion world PROFILE NOBODY knows exactly when fashion began. Most people would say it reached...
CAP Reform - the Irish Battle On
Byline: HUME HARGREAVE AS the current president of the EU Agriculture Council, the Irish minister for food and agriculture Simon Coveney battles on steadfastly in his efforts to get the CAP reform process completed before the end of his term of...
Car Firm Driving Ahead with Sales
Byline: ECONOMY Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk CAR company Simon Bailes have reported a PS2.9m lift in revenue after seeing a 5.3% rise in the number of new car sales. The firm, which has Peugeot franchises dealerships...
Changes Urged on Gun Licence Checks; IPCC Says Cautions Need to Be Declared
Byline: Rob Phillips? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk GUN owners should declare police cautions when applying for licences in the wake of a case where a County Durham man killed three women with a legally owned weapon, a watchdog has...
Character the Key on a Thrilling Day
Byline: Stuart Rayner at Emirates Durham ICG THE MATCH: Durham v Warwickshire, Day Three THE "C" word was being used liberally at Chester-le-Street last night. You can say what you like about Durham but they do not lack character. Halfway into...
Chef Pops Up with Taste of Fine Dining; Masterchef Finalist's New Venture
Byline: Rob Phillips? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk A TALENTED chef who starred in a popular TV cookery show is to use his culinary skills to launch a new fine dining venture at an historic North East country estate. Six months...
Chips on the Menu Now at Emirates
ARSENAL have broken a bond which went back 86 years after announcing Sir Chips Keswick has been appointed as their new chairman. Keswick takes over from Peter Hill-Wood, 77, who has decided to stand down from the board after suffering a heart attack...
Clegg Pledges to Focus on Job Creation; THE NORTH EAST ECONOMY Deputy PM Visits North Firms
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth? 0191 201 6477 ? rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in the North East yesterday to visit firms given a jobs boost by Government money. The Lib Dem leader was at CAV Aerospace, in Consett,...
Conservatory Specialists in Demand; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
WALLSEND-based Windows and Conservatories specialists Gibson & Jamieson are beating off competition for business in the home improvement service sector by being extremely competitive in challenging economic times. The company, formed 22 years...
Coping with Repayment Difficulties; Rukhsanah Haroon Looks at Your Options If You're Having Problems Paying Your Mortgage
AMORTGAGE, or a secured loan, is a loan you take out using your home as security. This means that if you do not make the payments your home can be repossessed or taken back by the mortgage company. The mortgage companies will not just take your...
Council Chief Puts Forward Cash Case; Region Calls for More Power
Byline: Jonathan Walker? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk THE leader of Newcastle City Council has met Labour leader Ed Miliband to put the case for devolving power and funding to the regions. Nick Forbes, the authority's Labour leader,...
County Tipped to Hit Back in Style; MINOR COUNTIES
Byline: Steve Brown ? (0191) 201-6386 ? steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk STUART Tiffin has backed his Northumberland side to bounce back from last week's defeat to Hertfordshire when they host Norfolk tomorrow. The minor counties XI opened their...
Deaths
CROZIER (Amble). Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on June 6th 2013, aged 75 years, Thomas (Tom), loving husband of Anne (nee Wiles), an inspirational and loving dad to Trevor and loved father-in-law to Mandi and a loved and special granda...
Diamonds Dig in to Hold off Monarchs; SPEEDWAY
Byline: Lawrence Heppell Edinburgh Monarchs..................44 Newcastle Diamonds .................45 NEWCASTLE Diamonds are in pole position for tomorrow night's return leg after withstanding a late rally from hosts Edinburgh to claim a narrow...
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 Blyth Flower Festival,...
Durham Cricket League
Byline: CHRIS WEST MARSDEN'S flying start to the Durham Cricket League season was brought to an abrupt halt by Murton last week, and now they are facing a few problems ahead of their home game against Mainsforth today. Colin Mann is the club's...
England Must Beware the Wounded Pumas
ENGLAND captain Tom Wood has steeled his men for a "blood and thunder" encounter against Argentina today as they look to seal the Test series 2-0. Wood felt England delivered one of their best performances in recent times in defeating the Pumas 32-3...
Falcons in Line for Top MPs' Award
NEWCASTLE Falcons community manager Melanie Magee praised the club's loyal supporters after being nominated for a top prize at the All-Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013, writes BEN BAKER. Despite competing in the Championship...
Free Fuel Offer Worth PS500; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
WITH the cost of fuel on the rise, it will come as welcome news that Vauxhall retailer, Evans Halshaw, is on hand to help motorists save pounds at the pumps. Between Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17, the dealership is hosting a Big Event, where...
Fresh Bid from Builders Still Causing Unrest; Protesters Say Site Is Still Not Appropriate
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk HUNDREDS of people are opposing a fresh bid to win approval for a controversial housing scheme on the outskirts of a Northumberland market town. A previous application by Bellway Homes...
Gosling Offered on Loan; Wages a Stumbling Block
NEWCASTLE United's out-of-favour midfielder Dan Gosling is being offered to Championship clubs on a seasonlong loan, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The former England under-21 international is in desperate need of a new start after injuries blighted his progress...
GPs Can No Longer Promise 'Safe Care' Family Doctors 'Under Pressure'
Byline: Ella Pickover? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk ALMOST half of GPs say they can "no longer guarantee safe care" for their patients, statistics show. A poll of family doctors found that 49% thought GPs were under so much pressure...
Greece Has Been in Turmoil [...]; Destination: Corfu
Greece has been in turmoil for the last few years... not that you'd know it on the tranquil island of Corfu AZURE seas, blue skies, gleaming white churches - the Greek islands are picture postcard pretty. And none more so than Corfu, the second...
Green Accolade for University; Newcastle Is One of the Greenest in UK
ANORTH East university has proven its green credentials after being named one of the most eco-friendly institutions in the UK. Out of 143 universities, Newcastle was ranked 15th - a rise of nine places from last year, making it the greenest in the...
Had a Spot of Bother? If Your Roses Are Succumbing to the Dreaded Blackspot, a New Trial Reveals Products and Techniques Which Can Help Tackle the Problem. Hannah Stephenson Finds out More
Byline: Hannah Stephenson AS if aphids, vine weevil and lily beetle aren''t trouble enough for us all at this time of year, when your roses show signs of blackspot you may wonder if it''s time to throw in the trowel. While blackspot used to be...
Helping a Charity to Foot Bills; Unwanted Shoes Can Fund Cancer Care
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk BOSSES at a North East department store are trying to harness their female customers' passion for footwear to help raise funds for a leading cancer charity. Owners of the Rutherfords...
Honour for Open Winner Lawrie; HONOURS
SCOTTISH golfer Paul Lawrie has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his contribution to the sport. The 44-year-old, winner of the Open in 1999 and part of last year's victorious European Ryder Cup team, also has...
Hoping to End Poison; Youngsters to Get Support on Big Issues
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Duchess of Northumberland's tourist attraction is seeking to help young people cope with the pressures of drugs and alcohol. Alnwick Garden is about to begin a programme offering...
How Two Bottles of Cava and a Packet of Cigarettes Undid 'Louis Theroux of the BBC'
A MAN has admitted conning pub staff into believing he was TV star Louis Theroux. Allan Debenham, 39, pleaded guilty to two charges of making a false representation by claiming he was "Louis Theroux from the BBC". Debenham had booked a room at...
iGod Touch; Little Did One Gamer Know That Tapping a Mysterious Cube on Screen Would Turn Him into a Deity. Giles Turnbull Reports on the Curious Case of Curiosity
BRYAN Henderson didn't plan on becoming a god. It was just an average sort of day for the 18-year-old from Edinburgh when he downloaded a game called Curiosity, and found himself tapping at a virtual cube on screen. It was the final cube of billions....
I'll Walk Miles to Honour Memory of My Grandma; Charity Event Struck Chord with Holly
Byline: Joanne Butcher? 0191 201 6455 ? joanne.butcher@ncjmedia.co.uk HOLLY Makin is taking strides to help beat cancer. The 24-year-old lost her grandmother to the disease which will affect one in three people during their lifetimes. So when...
It's Not Too Late to Get in the Running; Great North Run Places Up for Grabs
Byline: Rob Phillips? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk IF you missed out on a place in this year's Great North Run then fear not - as The Journal is offering the final 100 places in the race to our readers. For the seventh year in...
Jaguar XF 2.2 i4D Luxury
DURING its resurgence over the last half a decade or so Jaguar's cars have won plaudits aplenty for many reasons - but affordability and fuel economy were perhaps not to the fore in the barrage of praise. All that has changed, though, since the...
Join Fight to Keep Line Publicly Run; Views of the North
I AM delighted to reassure Geoff Holmes (Views of the North, June 11) that there are already campaigners working to stop the re-privatisation of the East Coast Main Line rail service. Geoff's letter was a very welcome response to the recent article...
Karen Overbury
STOP what you're doing. Put down that croissant or coffee cup and take a look at the pictures on this page - the ones to the right, not the one above, I hasten to add. The properties are simply stunning. And the homes we at homemaker have decided...
Kingdom in with Right Royal Chance
AMERICAN raider Animal Kingdom has been attracting all the headlines since shipping to Britain and market support suggests he will be the star turn at Royal Ascot this year. Frankel was a long odds-on favourite for the Queen Anne Stakes last term...
Looking out for a Hero; TV Denise Backs Pride of Britain
Byline: Andrew Fowler NORTH East star Denise Welch has backed the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards. The team travelled to the region yesterday on its tour of the country as the nomination process for this year's awards hots up. The Pride...
Make Plans for Long-Term Care; We All Love Our Homes, but as We Grow Older, We May Face the Prospect of Losing Our Independence. Ian Lowes Looks at the Issues of Funding Long-Term Care
IN February the Government published its plans around long-term care, in particular on costs, so that people knew where they stood and some of the anxiety around care could be relieved. The Government's plans, which it intends to implement from...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.5466 ...........dollars Canada ...............1.519 ...........dollars Egypt ................9.7162 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1223 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.55 ...........dollars...
MINI Cooper
THE MINI Cooper S Roadster has scooped the title of best open-top at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013. Chas Hallett, editor of What Car? said: "MINIs are all about fun and the Roadster delivers it in spades. In fact we think it's the most...
Murray Finding It Tough Going; Scot Battles into Semis
ANDY Murray may have reached the semi-finals of the AEGON Championships without dropping a set, but the world number two claims every match at Queen's has been tough as he looks to rediscover his form following a back injury. The US Open champion,...
My Great Aussie Run; Running across America Earned Him the Name Run Geordie Run. MICHAEL BROWN Meets Mark Allison on the Eve of His Latest Challenge
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN EVERY year tens of thousands of people strap on their running shoes and pound the streets of Newcastle, Gateshead and South Tyneside for the Great North Run. At the end of the 13.1 miles, happy in the knowledge that they've...
My Plan to Grow Old Disgracefully
OK. Before I get started on this week's pearls of preschool wisdom, I feel I need to put down a disclaimer of sorts. I Georgie Telfer, a 22-month-old prodigy of sound mind and unfathomable cuteness, am in no way in favour of violence of any kind...
New City Base for Lettings Agency; in Our Feature Meeting Property Teams, Homemaker Visits a Lettings Agency with a New Base in Newcastle
Name of agency: Easilet Easisale Where are you based: Leazes Park Road, a stone's throw from St James' Park. How long has the branch been there: We opened our city centre branch, on Leazes Park Road, close to St James Park at the start of May. It's...
New City Boss Has Sights on Glory
MANUEL Pellegrini has been appointed Manchester City manager with a clear instruction to win trophies and produce better football. City have finally confirmed the arrival of the Chilean as replacement for the sacked Roberto Mancini. The 59-year-old...
New Light Shed on Pit Artists; SHINING A LIGHT ON NORTH TALENT Royalties from Play Fund Gallery Work
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk NEW light is being shed on the iconic work of Ashington's famed Pitmen Painters - thanks to the popularity and success of the hit stage play which they inspired. A new lighting system...
NO Aspas Hitches Insist Liverpool
LIVERPOOL are adamant their deal to sign Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas will go through despite claims it has been blocked by the Spanish Football Federation because of a paperwork wrangle. The Reds announced on Thursday night a PS7.7million transfer...
'No Evidence on Phone' Police Seized Pupil's Mobile after Tip-Off
Byline: Tom Pugh heard. Jurors heard their disappearance came seven months after Scots-born Forrest was warned by colleagues to keep his distance from the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Forrest, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood,...
Northumberland Leagues
Byline: CHRIS WEST TYNEDALE missed a glorious chance to go second in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League table last week when they slipped up in their game against Consett, but they have an immediate opportunity to put things right when...
Not a Good Day as Craig's Glory Bid Is Sunk; GOLF
Byline: Tim Taylor CRAIG Goodfellow's hopes of recapturing the Peugot supported Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship crashed with a final-round 77 on the Hunting Course at De Vere Slaley Hall. His five-over score was a blow to the organisers...
Octavia's Top at Towing
Byline: Steve Hughes Motoring Editor? (01661) 872630 REMARKABLE results have emerged from this year's annual Towcar Awards, with the surprise overall winner being a Skoda plus an unexpected top award for the Dacia Duster, costing just PS13,495....
Plate Looks Next for York Winner
MONTASER leapt to the forefront of the betting for the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle following his reassuring victory at York. Despite having been off the track for nearly 250 days, David Simcock's four-year-old reminded everyone of his staying...
Reggae Band Has Such A-Peel; Reggae Legends Misty in Roots Play Newcastle This Weekend. MATT MCKENZIE Will Be There
Byline: MATT MCKENZIE IF you're a friend of John Peel, you're a friend of mine. The late lamented DJ lauded many bands, championing the likes of The Fall, Joy Division, The Wedding Present... I'll stop there. He owned more than 100,000 records...
Reviews
NON-FICTION The Humans by Matt Haig Publisher: Canongate Price: PS12.99 (ebook PS10.99). WHEN a celebrated Cambridge academic proves a mathematical theory, aliens in a far-off galaxy realise humans have finally made the link that would allow them...
Rivellion to Set Fast Pace; Colt an Give Burke Second Big Win in York Sprint
THERE is every possibility of Elaine Burke gaining her second big-race success of the season at York when Rivellino turns out for today's Macmillan Charity Sprint. While victory in this PS100,000 handicap doesn't match the prestige or prize-money...
Rowntree Is Watching the Lions Squad's Every Move
GRAHAM Rowntree has revealed the intense detail underpinning the British and Irish Lions' Test team selection for next week's series opener against Australia in Brisbane. The Lions play their penultimate warm-up game today before tackling the Wallabies,...
Sage Boss Honoured and Pays Tribute to His Team
THE director of one of the region's top music organisations has seen his efforts rewarded on today's Honours List. Anthony Sargent, general director of Sage Gateshead, has been made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List after 13 years at the...
Sail of the Century
IF you want a cruise experience with the romanticism of the past but all the comforts of today then this trip could be the one for you. Star Clippers, a cruise line operating three of the world's largest sailing vessels, turns every cruising cliche...
'Sandwich Carers' Feel the Squeeze; PERSONAL FINANCE If Your Care Commitments for Both Children and Elderly Relatives Are Leaving You Struggling to Cope Financially, It's Worth Checking Whether You Qualify for Support
ATHIRD of the so-called "sandwich generation" are struggling with basic living costs and more than a fifth are in debt as they find it difficult to cope financially. These are people who are having to juggle the obligations in their lives, caring...
Second-Stepping Is 'Easiest in North East'
Byline: Francesca Craggs TAKING the the second step on to the property ladder is less costly in the North East compared to other parts of the UK. Almost one in five would-be "second steppers" said they might need to rely on the "bank of mum and...
Shared Vision of a Thriving Community
ATHRIVING new community is taking shape at a new development where more than 100 homes have already been built and occupied. Housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson are providing a wide selection of homes for first-time buyers and families at Teal...
South Africa Go through to Trophy Semis - but Only Just
SOUTH Africa scraped into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy as a dramatic finish saw their Group B clash with West Indies end in a tie under the Duckworth-Lewis method. After rain had reduced the game to 31 overs a side in Cardiff, a fine 73...
SsangYong Korando EX 4WD
THE unusually named SsangYong marque, meaning double dragons, has made a healthy resurgence in the UK with a range of models including the competitively priced Korando compact SUV. Although never one of the big sellers in the UK, SsangYong has tremendous...
SWITCH ON TO ENERGY SAVINGS; THE JOURNAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Great Financial Advice for the Journal Readers
PENSIONER Peter Codd has chopped PS200 off his energy bill by simply switching to a different supplier. "I can't believe it took so little effort - just a quick phone call - to save that much cash,"says the 68-year-old former policeman from West...
Thunder Are out to Prove a Point; RUGBY LEAGUE
Byline: STEVE BROWN GATESHEAD THUNDER were given "a bit of a lesson" the last time they played Rochdale Hornets. So captain Jason Payne (above) says they have a point to prove after that - and last week's "totally unacceptable" home defeat to...
Torch Bearers for Region Saluted; QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS Sports Club Stalwart Is among MBEs
Byline: Ruth Lawson? 0191 201 6344 ? ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk DEDICATED people who work to make communities better in the North East have been recognised in a range of fields spanning from education to sport. The Queen's Birthday Honours List...
Traditional Rural Skill Returns; the UK Has Experienced an Outbreak of Moles Due to Wet Weather Conditions. BRUCE JOBSON Investigates the Causes and Increasing Concerns of the Advancing Mole Problem
Byline: BRUCE JOBSON THE long-lost skills of the traditional 1800s molecatcher have made a revival in recent years owing to the ban on the use of poison. This modern method helped control mole populations by using a worm laced with strychnine...
Trott Facing Fitness Battle; England Ace a Big Doubt for Crunch Trophy Clash
THOSE who feel England's one-day game might be better off without run machine Jonathan Trott may be about to get their wish if a quad injury rules the batsman out of tomorrow's must-win Champions Trophy match against New Zealand. Trott's method...
TV Choice
THE VOICE UK BBC1, 7pm There are no guarantees that any talent show will give us the next big thing, like Olly Murs, One Direction, or JLS, but if nothing else it's fun watching judges Jessie J, Danny O' Donoghue and Will.I.Am bickering like a bunch...
TV Choice
THE WHITE QUEEN BBC1, 9pm This epic, 10-part drama based on Philippa Gregory's best-selling, fact-based novel about three women's quest for power in 15th-century England - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. It begins with Elizabeth...
Tyne Team Seals Thrilling Victory
Byline: Anna Lognonne THE Pony Club team show jumping competition at Bramham International Horse Trials was won by the Newcastle and North Durham branch in a nail-biting finish. With two teams finishing on equal points, the four strong team of...
Uncovering Great Owner Possibilities
WITH interest rates low, an increasing number of people are looking to invest in bricks and mortar. Coupled with this fact is the support that is now available from the Government in the form of a 20% five-year interest-free loan which makes buying...
Undersea Equipment Maker Is to Axe Jobs; Dozens at Risk amid Downturn
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth? 0191 201 6477 ? rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk WORKERS are under threat at a specialist Tyneside manufacturer as the offshore wind market sees a drop-off in demand. Around 40 permanent staff at Soil Machine Dynamics...
Vauxhall Mokka 1.7CDTI Exclusiv 2WD
WHEN sport utility vehicles first began to roam the urban jungle during the 1990s they tapped into a desire for stylish off-road looks and a 'king-of-the-road' driving position. With petrol and diesel relatively inexpensive, owners were happy to...
VIP Visitors Help to Sing Praises of Artist; Descendant of North East Painter Journeys from Australia to Mark Centenary
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk GROWING up in Australia, Sharon Kiernan heard all about her illustrious ancestor in faraway North East England. Sharon is the great-great-granddaughter of...
Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country
FLASHBACK to the 1980s and Volvo products tended to be creations of the straight lines variety. The Swedish car giant of that time was very much your "straightforward motor", from drawing board to showroom. How things have changed. The Volvos...
We Only Want Help on Danger Routes; Call for Speed Limits on Case by Case Basis
Byline: Brian Daniel? 07733 002 822 ? brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk COUNCILLORS are calling for rules on 20mph limits to be reconsidered after they were told danger spots in one Northumberland village were not suitable. Northumberland councillors...
What If You Could Save Your Family Money on Something Really Important. THE JOURNAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Great Financial Advice for the Journal Readers
We look at how The Journal readers can protect their loved ones with a funeral plan from Dignity. When it comes to protecting loved ones from difficult decisions or financial stress, no one thinks twice about making a Will or taking out life assurance....
Wilson's Dream of Win Can Come True at Bath
EVERY winner is in the formbook. True. It's finding them which is the problem. Punters go to extremes at times to unearth them in whatever shape or form and I have devoted some time making a case for Mr Dream Maker at Bath today. On another busy...
You'll Never Walk Alone; the UK's Largest Provider of Walking Holidays Marks Its 100th Anniversary This Year. Deanna Delamotta Finds Their Trips Are as Much about Making Friends as Rambling
Byline: Deanna Delamotta FOR someone who classes herself as a keen walker, I really should have become acquainted with HF Holidays before now. But then Nancy Green, great grand-daughter of the founder of the UK's largest provider of walking holidays...
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