The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from August 13, 2013

Act Now on Climate Change, Cities Told; Academics Find Long-Term Plans Lacking
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk CITIES should take climate change seriously and not simply pay lip service to tackling the threat, warn North East scientists. Academics at Newcastle University...
Another Unlucky Break for Onions
DURHAM will be without Graham Onions at Chelmsford today after the fast bowler capped off a bad week by breaking his finger, writes STUART RAYNER. Left out of England's team for an Ashes Test on his home ground, the Gateshead-born fast bowler played...
A Pivotal Role in Shaping Future Is Seb's Aim; Sebastian Larsson Is Certain That Life Will Be Better for Himself and Sunderland This Season, as He Tells Mark Douglas
SEBASTIAN Larsson is ready for a central role in the Sunderland revolution - literally. For all the churn and change at the Stadium of Light this summer, a few boils have yet to be lanced by Paolo Di Canio and his team of Italian troubleshooters....
A Sixth of Bailiff Visits Are in Region; Concern over Debt Practices
Byline: David Wilcock? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East accounted for a sixth of all bailiff cases handled by Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) across England and Wales, new figures show. The Citizens Advice charity said...
Attractive Football Manuel's City Aim
A YEAR ago optimism abounded around the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City and their fans spent the summer basking in the glory of their dramatic Premier League triumph and hopes were high of further success in 2012-13. By the end of the season...
Blades in a Bespoke Handover to His Son
Byline: HANDOVER Jo Blakemore? 0191 201 6440 ? jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk WELL-KNOWN tailor John Blades has hung up his tape measure after 50 years clothing the North's well-dressed men. The 73-year-old numbers the rich and titled among his...
Blame Batsmen - Me Included
MICHAEL Clarke admitted the batsmen were to blame for Australia losing the 2013 Ashes series - and was more harsh on himself as any of his colleagues. The fourth Test at Chester-le-Street summed up a series England have won 3-0 with a game to play....
Bus Plan Will Deliver Value for Travellers
Byline: Opinion David Wood WOULDN'T it be good if we could make vital local services used by 140 million passengers a year better, and yet reduce the cost to the taxpayer by millions? Today the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority opens...
Cats Form Can Provide a World Cup Springboard; the Road to Rio Begins Here for Adam Johnson. He Explains to Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas in an Exclusive Interview That Brazil Is His Motivation This Season
HIS voice carries that familiar County Durham burr, but there is something noticeably different about Adam Johnson as he approaches the anniversary of the PS15million move which saw him swap the comfort zone of the champions for Ellis Short's unfurling...
Chapel Looks Set to Become Cafe; Opposition Will Not Stop Approval
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk A FORMER Methodist chapel at the heart of a historic Northumberland village looks set to be given a new lease of life as a coffee shop. The stone and slate chapel - which has distinctive...
Christine Breaks a Record Set in '84; Cook's Mark Finally Beaten
Byline: Guy Aspin CHRISTINE Ohuruogu confirmed herself as arguably Britain's greatest ever female athlete by last night breaking a national record as old as she is to secure a second 400 metres World Championship crown. When Kathy Cook ran 49.43...
Clarity of Guidance Is Welcomed
Byline: JOHN HUDDLESTON WELL! The Bank of England has made a further foray into the world of experimental monetary policy with its decision to issue forward guidance. The holy grail which it seeks is the win-win of raising confidence and, therefore,...
Clock's Ticking, but the Dream Lives on for Shola; Ameobi Eager to End United Cup Drought
Byline: Neil Cameron ? (0191) 201-6113 ? neil.cameron@ncjmedia.co.uk IS there a God? Are there aliens out there watching us from afar? When is Michael McIntyre ever going to tell a funny joke? Why can't Newcastle United ever win a trophy? These...
Crowd Gave Us the Energy to Win - Broad
Byline: Stuart Rayner at the Emirates Durham ICG STUART Broad thanked the North East cricket public for inspiring England to make history, then set his sights on some more. On a dramatic fourth day, England won by 74 runs to take an unassailable...
Cyrenians to Reach out for National Expansion
Byline: ACQUISITIONS Robert Gibson? 0191 201 6139 ? robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE-based charity The Cyrenians is on the brink of national growth. Chief executive Stephen Bell has confirmed the firm is finalising arrangements for taking...
Deaths
BARRATT (Berwick-upon-Tweed). On 10th August in Berwick Infirmary, Jane (Lottie), aged 92 years. Will be sadly missed by all the family. Cremation at Borders Crematorium, Melrose on Monday 19th August at 1.00pm. Friends please meet at the crematorium....
Embrace This Tropical Storm; Give Your Wardrobe an Exotic Makeover for High Summer. Lisa Haynes Addresses This Season's Trend for All Things Tropical
Byline: Lisa Haynes NO MATTER what the weather's doing outside, you can guarantee a sunny mood when you're wearing tropical prints. Once reserved for suitcases and desert islands, the Hawaiian shirtinspired look has moved from beachwear to street...
Everything Clicked
ALASTAIR Cook was unable to find the words to describe Stuart Broad's Ashes-winning performance yesterday. The all-rounder took six second-innings wickets for 50 runs as England clinched the series with a dramatic 74-run win over Australia at Chester-le-Street....
Former Solicitor Guilty of Spitting Assault; Parents Targeted in Will Row
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER solicitor assaulted her elderly parents by deliberately spitting in their faces during a "heated and abusive" argument over their will, a court was told yesterday. Frances Louise...
Gasification Brings a Raft of Problems; Views of the North
YOU published an article about the proposed Underground Coal Gasification to be run by Five Quarter off the North East coast (The Journal, July 31). But what Professor Roddy failed to mention are the number of UCG experiments around the world which...
Greene Fears Fitness Will Prevent Medal Repeat
DAI Greene admitted his chances of defending his world 400 metres hurdles title were almost non-existent after a "nightmare" build-up due to injury and illness. The Welshman's lack of fitness was clear as he struggled through his heat in fourth...
Hopes for a Sustainable Growth Period
Byline: NEIL WARWICK CERTAIN trends emerge in legal markets when economies begin to recover from recessionary periods. The conventional theory is that the legal marketplace should be counter-cyclical to protect itself from the effects of a recession....
Husband Admits Killing but Not Murder; Man Has "No Clear Recollection" about Inflicting Fatal Wound
Byline: Rob Kennedy? 0191 201 6007 ? rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk AMAN from Newcastle has admitted killing his wife but claims he can't remember how. Mark Arthur yesterday pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife, Heather, at their home in...
I Only Had to Give Up a Day to Save a Life; Bone Marrow Donor Urges Others to Sign Up
Byline: Katie Davies? 0191 201 6346 ? katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk WHEN David Clayton decided to become a bone marrow donor more than a decade ago he hoped it might one day save someone's life. Now the 36-year-old has given someone the chance...
Krul's Relishing Big Personal Challenge; Newcastle's Tim Krul Finds Himself in a Battle for Goalkeeping Supremacy Once Again. the Dutchman Tells Mark Douglas He Is Ready for the Fight
FOR the first time in a while, Tim Krul heads into a season with question marks swirling round him. It is nothing to do with his quality, of course, which should be enough to take him to the World Cup that looms large at the end of this season - possibly...
Laidler's on Target to Clinch Victory
Sunderland Under-21s ............... 1 Bolton Wanderers Under-21s..... 0 JORDAN Laidler scored the only goal as Sunderland started their Barclays Under-21 Premier League campaign with a win over Bolton Wanderers at the Academy of Light, writes JAMES...
Magpies Must Be United in Battle; NEWCASTLE VERDICT
EVERYTHING about their pre-season campaign suggests Newcastle United's squad are leaner, meaner and more determined than they were as they approached a battle on four fronts 12 months ago. Alan Pardew cuts a chastened, motivated figure in the dug-out...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.5959 ...........dollars Canada .............1.5166 ...........dollars Egypt ................9.5875 .......... pounds Euro ....................1.108 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.39 ...........dollars...
Martin's Work on Show; Painting Chosen as Part of Facebook Campaign
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk APAINTING by a Northumberland artist has been chosen by popular acclaim to be part of a vast exhibition which went on show yesterday on thousands of poster...
Medal Hope Exits in New Dope Shock
TRINIDAD and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste withdrew from the World Championships due to a "doping matter", her national athletics federation has confirmed. Two years ago the 26-year-old won 100 metres bronze at the last World Championships in Daegu...
Mediocre Will Not Cut It for Driven Di Canio; Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland Revolution Could Be One of the Premier League's Most Intriguing Stories This Season. in an Exclusive Interview, Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas Asks the Italian What Is Driving His Remarkable Red and White Revolution
ON reflection, the arched eyebrow said it all. It was three days before Christmas, but Martin O'Neill wasn't feeling particularly festive when fed a question about Sunderland's hard-fought defeat of fellow strugglers Southampton at St Mary's. Can...
Moyes Ready for the Ride of His Life
WE have known since May it was happening. David Moyes has officially been in charge since July 1, writes SIMON STONE. But - and despite last weekend's Community Shield success for the Red Devils under their new boss - it still will not quite sink...
Only Time Will Tell If Big Gamble Pays off; SUNDERLAND VERDICT
IT is either one of the boldest moves in Premier League history or the high road to ruin. For Sunderland (and Paolo Di Canio), you suspect there is little room for middle ground. It says much that even at this advanced stage of the summer, we are...
O'Shea Backing Young Stars to Shine
Byline: Mark Douglas ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk JOHN O'Shea has picked out young guns David Moberg Karlsson and El-Hadji Ba as two to watch as Sunderland prepare for the next stage of their revolution. The Black Cats have...
Pardew Hoping to Buy British; Shift towards Domestic Targets
Byline: Mark Douglas ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk ALAN Pardew feels that the time is right for Newcastle United to start looking at English-based players again. United's pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis has run into a dead end as Newcastle...
Pardew Wants a Cup and to Put Fear into Opponents; Newcastle United Have Finally Found Some Consistency after a Chaotic Summer. in an Exclusive Interview, Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas Talks to Alan Pardew about the Season - and Just What Joe Kinnear Is Doing at St James' Park
IN the seismic aftermath of the Joe Kinnear appointment, it felt for a chaotic month or so as if all the old certainties surrounding Newcastle United had been ripped to shreds. Having been fed a diet of stability and sustainability for three summers,...
Premier League Ins and Outs This Summer
ARSENAL Manager: Arsene Wenger Ins: Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre, free) Outs: Denilson (Sao Paulo, free), Andrey Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg, free), Sebastien Squillaci (Bastia, free), Sanchez Watt (Colchester, free), Vito Mannone (Sunderland, undisclosed),...
Presto Could Magic a Notts Win
Byline: Saraband PRESTO Volante has hit the bar the last twice, but can regain the winning thread in the Simply Cartons Operations Handicap at Nottingham today . Amanda Perrett's charge was an easy winner at Lingfield in May and paid for his comfortable...
Previous Glories Count for Nothing
EVERYTHING appears to be in place for Chelsea to challenge for major honours this season, including a first Premier League title since 2010, after the return of the self-proclaimed Special One. After two seasons where dysfunctional events at Stamford...
Prince Is in Rich Seam of Form
ARTFUL Prince has been transformed by a gelding operation and the application of blinkers and he continued on an upward curve with victory in the Coca-Cola Handicap at Ayr. The James Given-trained threeyear-old was recording a second successive...
Revenues and Profits Increase for Deloitte
Byline: RESULTS Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESS advisory firm Deloitte saw revenues rise 8% to PS2.51bn in a year which saw growth across all of its divisions. The company, which has a strong presence in Newcastle,...
Rooney in My Plans, Says Roy; Striker's Club Issues Won't Affect England Status
ROY Hodgson will not be writing Wayne Rooney out of England's World Cup plans even if the striker's Manchester United future remains unresolved heading into next month's vital qualifiers. Rooney has reported for duty ahead of Wednesday's friendly...
Shields Uses Muse for Transformation
RETAIL Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ADEVELOPER which masterminded the regeneration of Newcastle Quayside has been selected to deliver the PS100m transformation of a Tyneside town centre. Muse Developments has been selected...
Shy Dawn Is Cream of Heifers in Jersey Sale
Byline: SALE Jo Blakemore? 0191 201 6440 ? jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of the UK's finest young Jersey heifers, Syke Shy Dawn, will go under the hammer at the Autumn Show and Sale of Jersey cattle in Carlisle next week. Borderway Mart is hosting...
Sisters Join the Ranks of a City's Freemen; Historic Title Passed Down Family Lines
Byline: Sonia Sharma? 0776 807 0489 ? sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk SEVEN people have become the newest members of one of the region's oldest groups. A special ceremony was held at Durham Town Hall yesterday to swear in the group as Freemen of...
Stylist
Byline: JOANNE WATKINSON IT'S August, the royal baby has been born and news is slow so we are being treated to endless pictures of bikini-clad celebrities enjoying their summer jaunts. It's been great for holiday wardrobe inspiration, Olivia...
Support Those Who Raise Our Children, Mr Osborne, but Start from the Bottom Up
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON IDON'T think George Osborne is just a posh boy who doesn't know the price of a pint of milk. But some of the things he does are so daft someone should have a word in his ear. Withdrawing Child Benefit from rich paren1ts...
Take Your Senses on a Long-Haul Journey; BEAUTY Pamper Your Way to Faraway Climes from the Comfort of Your Bathroom. Lisa Haynes Rounds Up the Best in Travel-Inspired Beauty This Summer
Byline: Lisa Haynes IF YOUR getaway to Bali was shunned in favour of Bognor Regis, or trip to the Seychelles postponed (until further notice) for Skegness, don''t despair. Now you can escape to your dream destination using your bathroom cabinet...
'Thieves Looking for Food' Spark a Five-Hour Stand-Off; Cafe Owner Tells of Shock at Early-Morning Drama
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter? 0191 201 6138 ? sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk THIEVES sparked a five-hour armed stand-off when they broke into a Northumberland cafe - seemingly to get a midnight snack. Police negotiators and officers with...
This Feels like It's Jozy's Time and Place; Jozy Altidore Is Determined to Make the Most of a Second Shot at Premier League Glory, as He Tells Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas
Byline: Mark Douglas IT is a familiar refrain when it comes to young Premier League footballers: too much, too soon. Spat out as an insult, you could apply it to a few who have donned red-and-white stripes in recent years. The sudden on-rush...
Thrilling Finale to Durham Ashes Test; THE MATCH: Fourth Ashes Test, England V Australia, Day Four Broad Leads England to Victory
Byline: Stuart Rayner ? (0191) 201-6283 ? stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk FOR more than 20 years North East cricket fans have dreamt of Ashes cricket in their own backyard. None could have imagined it would be like this. To see England retain the...
Tourists' PS400m Boost to Economy; Marketing Chief Hails New Figures
Byline: Sonia Sharma? 0776 807 0489 ? sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk ABIG jump in tourists coming to Tyneside was worth more than PS400m to the local economy. Figures from the marketing agency NewcastleGatestead Initiative show that 1.9 million...
TV Choice
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG BBC2, 8pm There's something rather harmless about the eponymous entertainer, a blustering, seasoned song and dance man who will hold an audience captive as he runs through his repertoire. While Rory Kinnear spends much of his time...
UK Considers Legal Action on Gibraltar; Border Checks Are Political, Claims No 10
Byline: Ben Mitchell and Gavin Cordon BRITAIN is considering legal action against Spain over the continued imposition of additional checks at the border with Gibraltar. A No 10 spokesman said it was looking at the "unprecedented step" after the...
Upturn in North's Housing Market; Reports Show a New Surge in Activity
Byline: Patrick Joseph? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk SIGNS that the North East housing market has turned the corner are coming from two reports published today. The latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Residential...
'Virtuous Circle' Is Complete; A New North East Opera Company Will Be Born Tomorrow. DAVID WHETSTONE Enjoyed a Preview of What's in Store
IN Hall Two of Sage Gateshead yesterday a group of supremely-talented young singers were putting the final touches to their production of a Benjamin Britten opera. From my perch in one of the upper galleries I enjoyed their performance of Albert...
Walking on Eggshells in St James' Corridors; Joe Kinnear Remains the Wild Card in the Newcastle Pack Ahead of the New Season. Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas Analyses the Internal Politics That Might Define United's Season
THIS space was reserved for an interview with Loic Remy or Joe Kinnear. In the event, neither opted to speak. Remy's advisers decided that with so many potential red flags cropping up, it would be best to allow the official club programme to introduce...
We're Still in the GT Title Mix, Says Bell
NEWCASTLE'S Matt Bell now lies third in the British GT Championship after scoring a sixth place at Brands Hatch on Sunday, writes ZOE BURN. Bell and team-mate Mark Patterson were back at the wheel of the United Autosports Audi R8 LMS ultra for Round...
Whingeing in Northumberland's Noble Cause Is No Conspiracy; Columnist
Byline: Keith Hann THIS column believes that variety is the spice of life, and was hoping to move on from wind energy to opera (not least because I have a book coming out on the subject). However, it is hard to resist the appeal for enlightenment...
Wickham Eager to Win over Di Canio; Striker Who Survived Summer Cull Is Ready to Knuckle Down Connor Wickham's Sunderland Career Looked to Be on Borrowed Time Earlier This Summer. Mark Douglas Talks to the Striker about Second Chances, the Pre-Season from Hell and How Paolo Di Canio Has Persuaded His Players That He Knows What He's Doing
CONNOR Wickham represents that rare thing at Sunderland this summer: a persistent under-achiever handed another opportunity to prove his worth. It sounds harsh, but the England Under-21 striker is not one for dressing up his contribution to the...
Window Makes It Hard to Call This Season; A New Premier League Season Kicks off with Plenty of Questions to Be Answered. Stuart Rayner Reports
NEW Premier League seasons don't come a lot newer than this one. Life was always going to be different in the first top-flight campaign since Sir Alex Ferguson reached for the pipe and slippers, but Manchester United's title rivals will also have new...
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