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 August 16, 2013

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BACHELORETTE (15) ADAPTED by writer-director Leslye Headland from her stage play of the same name, Bachelorette is a raunchy comedy about girls behaving very badly. Becky (Rebel Wilson) invites her long-time friend Regan (Kirsten Dunst) to lunch, where...
Bignall Throws Its Energy into Factory Solar System
WHAT is believed to be the biggest solar energy system in the North East has been installed at a County Durham factory. The Bignall Group at Shildon has invested in a 150-kilowatt solar photo voltaic array on the south-facing roof of its engineering...
Brewery Success Is Just the Ticket for Brothers; BEER One of the North East's Biggest Breweries Is Celebrating after Seeing Its Most Popular Pint Named the Best Best Bitter in the Country MICHAEL BROWN Reports
Byline: MICHAEL BROWN MORDUE'S Workie Ticket this week claimed the crown at Camra's Great British Beer Festival in London - with managing director Garry Fawson saying he was proud to fly the flag for the region. But despite great beer being made...
Car Dealer in Fast Lane with 11% Profit Growth; MOTORING
Byline: Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk EXPANSION plans carried out by RMB Automotive have driven profits up by 11% in a year at the Teesside car dealer. The Stockton-based group last year announced it was forging ahead...
Causing a Storm in a Teacup; Tea Owl If You Thought Tea and Coffee Were, Well, Just Tea and Coffee, Think Again. as Eat! NewcastleGateshead Returns on August 23, JANE HALL Finds out about Two Special Events Delivered by the Wonderfully Quirky Tea Owl and Pink Lane Coffee That Will Prove Just How Wrong You Are
Byline: JANE HALL THE drink of choice of most twenty-somethings would be something strong, long and very alcoholic. Tea is what you drink when the curse of the two-day hangover has become a nightmarish reality. It's warm, soothing and safe,...
COMPETITION: WIN a Meal at Orangegrass
A SET meal for four at Orangegrass is up for grabs for Culture Club members. Orangegrass Thai & Oriental Cuisine has been offering South Tyneside diners an authentic taste of Asia for more than five years. From delectably fresh meats, fish...
COMPETITION: WIN Family Tickets to Hardwick Live!
CULTURE Club members have the chance to win a family ticket (admitting two adults and two under 16s) to Hardwick Live on Saturday, September, 14, 2013, at Hardwick Hall Hotel in County Durham. Thousands of music lovers and fun seekers are expected...
COMPETITION: WIN Tickets to the Glendale Show
CULTURE Club members have the chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to The Glendale Show, near Wooler, on Monday, August 26. As previous visitors to the hoopla will already know, it's North Northumberland's largest rural event and is a family...
Crushing Loss Hits Last-Four Prospects
DURHAM'S hopes of reaching the Yorkshire Bank 40 semi-finals were all but ended when Derbyshire skipper Wayne Madsen inspired his team to a crushing 107-run victory in Group B under the County Ground floodlights. Madsen made 37 and shared a century...
Deaths
BRYDON (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea). Peacefully in hospital on 9th August, aged 79 years, Eva (nee Nichol), a devoted wife of the late Eck, much loved mam of Sharon, Jeff and Melanie, a wonderful grandma to Gemma, David, Ryan, Lee, Jamie and Tianna and great...
Debutant Kim's among Grand Final Favourites
KIM McKenna, champion golfer and mother, is among the favourites for this morning's Grand Final of The Journal Ladies' Trophy on the Lee Westwood Filly Course at Close House. The 45-year-old, a former quarter-finalist in the British Women's Amateur...
Defoe Snubs Europe to Stay with Eagles; BASKETBALL
DARIUS Defoe snubbed interest from Europe to sign up for another season with Newcastle Eagles. Defoe and Charles Smith have both penned one-year deals and will form the "core" of an Eagles team that has been totally revamped following last season's...
Di Canio Backing Altidore to Shine; Di Canio Backs Altidore to Shine
PAOLO Di Canio says handing Jozy Altidore a second chance in England was a "no risk" move - and has backed his "perfect modern footballer" to hit 15 goals this season, writes MARK DOUGLAS. Altidore warmed up for the season by striking a spectacular...
Easy Cheesy Recipes; British Cheese Is among the Best in the World Right Now. Andy Welch Sniffs out a Prize-Winning Cheesemaker and Some Deliciously Melty Recipes
WE'VE long since been a nation of cheese lovers, but nowadays Britain is well and truly on the foodie map as a great cheese producer too. Indeed, while the Italians and French were once able to crow about how superior their cheeses were, that's...
Europa on Road to Growth after Sale; TRANSPORT
Byline: Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East transport firm could be set for expansion after being acquired in a multimillion-pound deal by an entrepreneur who has plans to bolster the company's UK coverage. Andrew...
EU Slogan Fight Lost ...but Shop Carries on; Book Store Owner Hits out at Ruling
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117 069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk AFAMOUS Northumberland book shop's bid to overturn a European ruling relating to the use of a historic phrase has failed. Barter Books, the second-hand shop in the former train station...
Fracking Attitudes Show Contempt for Our Beautiful North; Columnist
Byline: Paul Benneworth THANKS to the hard work of the Durham Passport Office, I successfully made it back to the United Kingdom for a couple of weeks' holiday. We've just returned from a fantastic week's walking in Keswick, where I did get to...
Fracking Firm Slows Its Activity on Police Advice
ENERGY company Cuadrilla is scaling back its exploratory oil-drilling operation as up to 1,000 extra protesters prepare to hold anti-fracking protests. The firm said it was acting on police advice to wind down its work near Balcombe, West Sussex,...
French Rustic Chic in Heart of Durham; the North East's Most Candid Food Critic - Now Writing Every Friday in the Journal
It's been a big week for Durham, what with the Ashes and all. The head chef of Bistro 21, Ruari MacKay, tweeted an open invitation to England fans, adding that Aussies would also be welcome. I doubt they needed encouragement: anyone with a restaurant...
Helleur Has High Hopes for Campaign; 'Falcons Can Surprise'
Byline: Mark Smith ? (0191) 201-6432 ? mark.smith@ncjmedia.co.uk RELEGATED in his first season as a Newcastle Falcon and promoted in his second, Jamie Helleur is gradually getting use to life on an even keel. The Samoan international was his...
Hodgson Sayers Leads Refit to Freeman Roof
Byline: REFITS Robert Gibson? 0191 201 6139 ? robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk SPECIALIST building and roofing contractor Hodgson Sayers has undertaken a PS500,000 refit of the roofing on two of the wards at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. The 800-bed...
Homing in on the Best
Byline: FOOD JANE LOVETT BEEF burgers are one of our national favourites in one guise or another. Not for me the versions in a bun with melted cheese, iceberg lettuce and goodness knows what else, although I know I am in the minority. I was once...
Hospice Charity Box Targeted by Thieves; Donations Totalling PS200 Were Taken
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter? 0191 201 6138 ? sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk CASH donated to make dying patients' last days more comfortable has been stolen in a hard-hearted raid. Police are today hunting two thieves who broke into the...
It's Time to Get Projects off Ground; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
THERE was great news for community groups last week as Housing Minister Mark Prisk announced a revamp of a PS17m fund that means any community project enabling local building plans outside of London will now be able to apply for a share of it. Previously,...
Kinnear May Have Been Tasked with a Mission Impossible; THE JOURNAL Thejournal.Co.UK Opinion Friday, August 16, 2013 61 MARK DOUGLAS THE VOICE OF NORTH EAST SPORT Tel: 0191 201 6017; Email: Mark.Douglas@ncjmedia.Co.Uk; Twitter: @MsiDouglas
FOR the man who claimed he could pick up the phone to any manager in the Premier League, the day of reckoning is fast approaching. Joe Kinnear has 17 days left to do the absolute minimum required of him when he was appointed in mid-June and sign...
Knowledge Kindled Love for North East; Opinion
Byline: Geoffrey Weipert LORD Howell's fracking comments caused me to reminisce about my own thoughts on the North East and as "a southerner" how they have changed over the years. Today I love the region and its people. However, this wasn't always...
Life Change of Going to University
Byline: BERNIE CALLAGHAN YESTERDAY was an important day for many people across the region and the UK, ending a stressful time for parents, teachers and, most of all, thousands of nervous students. Waiting for the A-level results which were handed...
Looking to the Future as a Smart City; as Newcastle Prepares for the Arrival of the British Science Festival Next Month, Science City's LAURA WHITE Takes a Look at the Forthcoming Science Central Development
Byline: LAURA WHITE AN increasing number of the world's ever-growing population now lives in an urban environment - presenting both challenges and opportunities for the future, as the demand for services and infrastructure in our cities grows. ...
Lots to Crow about at Craster
WHAT a cracking bag of fish Andy Crow took to win the Bedlington Summer open. Crow, fishing at Craster, took a bag of fish from this normally cod-rich area consisting of 11 pollock for 20lb 130z, while John Blayney - fishing at Beadnell - took five...
Magpies Fail with Late Bid for Bent; Magpies Fail with Last-Ditch Bent Bid
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer ? (0191) 201-6281 ? mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE United failed in a last-gasp bid to persuade Darren Bent to join them over Fulham, the Journal understands. The former Sunderland striker will...
Making a Clean Start; Northumbrian Water's Waste Water Director RICHARD WARNEFORD Has Gone to Zambia to See the Work of the Charity WaterAid. Here He Tells How a Small Amount of Money Can Make a Massive Difference to People in the Developing World
Byline: RICHARD WARNEFORD ISTARTED work in the water industry in 1985. I've done a few things for WaterAid in that time, but I haven't been as active as I'd like to be and I felt the need to show some leadership support to the people I work with...
Market Update
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Meet the Challenge to Be Best in the Region
Byline: AWARDS Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE FINAL countdown is on for the leading lights of the North East business community to join the roll of honour in our prestigious North East Business Executive of the Year...
Memories of Burma Still Vivid; Six Surviving Second World War Campaign Veterans Take Part in Reunion to Remember VJ Day
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk THEIR numbers are dwindling and their shiny military medals have faded with the passing decades. But a special band of North East veterans are determined to continue fighting Father Time...
My Reputation Is Shot Due to a Computer Glitch; PS85,000 THEFT CHARGES AGAINST WORKER DROPPED
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter? 0191 201 6276 ? dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk A SUB-POSTMASTER accused by his bosses of stealing PS85,000 claims the cash shortfall was down to a computer glitch. Tom Brown has been told he will face no further...
My Team Will Be Licensed to Thrill; THE INTERVIEW: Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio Paolo Di Canio Is in Confident Mood Ahead of the New Season, as Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas Reports
PAOLO Di Canio fixed the members of the North East football press corps with a steely stare and said something remarkable. "We will play good football this season. You will enjoy it more," he said, a broad grin creeping over his face. "Trust me."...
Obama Condemns Egyptian Violence; President Also Cancels Joint Military Event
Byline: Rob Phillips? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk PRESIDENT Barack Obama today cancelled joint military exercises with Egypt next month and said the United States "strongly condemns" the violent crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters...
Perri's Medal Bid Ended by Knee Injury; Deja Vu for British Hope
PERRI Shakes-Drayton's bid for a first global outdoor medal was yet again derailed by injury as bad luck struck in the 400 metres final at the World Championships. The Londoner, a strong medal contender, was taken for an ultrasound scan on her left...
PLANES 3D (U) Featuring the [...]
PLANES 3D (U) Featuring the voices of: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Roger Craig Smith, Carlos Alazraqui. Director: Klay Hall...
Prospects Good Following Wind
Byline: Saraband WIND Fire can repair her slightly bruised reputation by winning the Bathwick Tyres St Hugh's Stakes at Newbury. This Listed affair often throws up a sharp filly to follow and David Brown's sprinter nicely fits the bill. The...
Quickbites
VISITORS to Teesdale's first Sheep Grand National on Sunday will find a tasteful addition to the proceedings. The event takes place at The Moorcock Inn, Eggleston, and features teddy bears on sheep-back in a series of races plus demonstrations and...
Record Results for Our Students; A-LEVEL RESULTS
Byline: Sara Nichol, Brian Daniel and Dave Black NORTH East students bucked the national trend by receiving a record number of top A-level grades. Yesterday saw thousands of teenagers celebrate after picking up their exam results from schools...
Refreshing Future for Former Chapel; Approval for Coffee Shop Plan
Byline: Dave Black? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk ADISUSED chapel which once echoed to the sound of hymns and prayers is set to resound with the clatter of cups and cutlery after plans to turn it into a cafe were given the green light....
Rodgers: Talk of Suarez Is off Limits
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to draw a line under the Luis Suarez saga and insists until the banned striker is available for selection again he will not talk about him. The summer has been dominated by the Uruguay international's...
Sign of a Major Sporting Event; Tyne Bridge Decorated Ahead of This Year's Great North Run
Byline: Katie Davies? 0191 201 6346 ? katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk WITH just weeks before thousands of runners descend on the region for this year's Bupa Great North Run, final preparations are being made to an enormous sign to mark the event. ...
Soaring Temperatures Put Shoppers in Mood
Byline: RETAIL Coreena Ford? 0191 201 6331 ? coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SOARING temperatures boosted sales of food, alcohol and clothing in July to fuel hopes about the recovery in consumer spending. Retail sales rose 1.1% in July on a month...
Spanish City Goes Japanese; Film Festival's Haiku Poetry
Byline: Tony Henderson? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk FILM fans will find out how well versed they are in cinema knowledge when a festival is launched this weekend. A quiz night combining Japanese haiku poetry and film titles...
Students Aiming to Make Beer a Class Act; Micro-Brewery to Be Launched at University
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor? 0191 201 6224 ? tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk FROM plot to pint is the business plan for a new venture which will swell the brewing boom in the North East. Students at Newcastle University are to launch...
Tesco Finest Really Is Fine
Byline: ANDREW CAMPBELL ON WINE IN MY constant search for quality wine bargains I find myself wading through The Good, The Bad and The Glugly. However, there are panels of experts who get together each year and test thousands of wines to pronounce...
Top Dairy Expo Has a New Breed in Charge
Byline: EVENTS Robert Gibson? 0191 201 6139 ? robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk PREPARATIONS for this year's Northern Dairy Expo, a popular event with North East farmers, are getting off to a promising start. The event, one of the region's premier...
Turning over an Ancient Leaf; Delicate Operation to Put Another Gospels Page on Display
Byline: David Whetstone Arts & Entertainment Editor? 0191 201 6366 ? david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk HOW many people does it take to turn a page? And how long does it take them to do it? The answers, in the case of the Lindisfarne Gospels, are...
We Must Win Trophy This Term, Says Jack
JACK Wilshere insists Arsenal will take no notice of pundits already writing off their Barclays Premier League title chances before a ball is kicked - but accepts the Gunners need to "grow up a bit" and win something this season. Arsenal rallied...
When I Say I'm a Feminist, It's Not to Say That My Feminism Makes Up My Whole Identity
Byline: KATE FOX ACOMEDY show about feminism is packing out comedy club The Stand Edinburgh every day. Bridget Christie said she'd wanted to give up comedy, but then thought she'd do a show about feminism at 11.10 in the morning, secure in the...
Whittle Dene's Record Is Broken
ANOTHER superb week on the Whittle Dene complex with the Great Southern also fishing well. Anglers visiting all three lakes were rewarded with some of the best returns so far this season. Mr R Thompson recorded a sensational weight of 75lb, a new...
Wilshere Central to My Plans - Hodgson; Roy Praise for Arsenal Star
ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson is crossing his fingers Jack Wilshere stays fit so he can guide England to the World Cup. Arsenal midfielder Wilshere was making only his eighth international appearance in the friendly victory over Scotland on Wednesday...
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