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 September 6, 2013

''A Beautiful Gem of a Coastline'' MY FAVOURITE PLACE Mick Copeland Is Business Development Manager for Frank's the Flooring Store. Wearside Born and Bred, 46-Year-Old Mick Splits His Working Week between the 30 Frank's Stores across the North East and Tells FRANCESCA CRAGGS Why His Favourite Place Is Right on His Doorstep
Byline: FRANCESCA CRAGGS ITRAVEL all over the North East with my job, so I get to see a lot of beautiful scenery and places. But when it comes to relaxation, there really is no place like home and the sea front at Whitburn. My love of the coastline...
Albums
Byline: Andrew Greenhalgh Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros I'M ALWAYS slightly suspicious of rock stars who adopt alter egos. Hands up anyone who understands why Beyonce felt the need to call herself...
Also Showing
NO ONE LIVES(18) A NAMELESS driver (Luke Evans) and his girlfriend attempt to patch up their faltering relationship on the road, stopping off at a diner for food. There, they cross paths with Hoag (Lee Tergesen) and his degenerate gang. The couple...
Amalfitano Takes Flight, Bigi to Fight; Bigirimana Is Eager to Fight for His Place
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk ROMAIN Amalfitano is the latest Newcastle United fringe player to leave the club, but fellow mid-fielder Gael Bigirimana is adamant he will not be joining him. In joining Dijon...
Appleby Charge Can Book Spot in Cambridgeshire
BANCNUANAHEIREANN can book his ticket for a repeat assault on the Betfred Cambridgeshire later this month by winning a nice prize at Haydock. The six-year-old gelding finished fourth in the big autumn handicap 12 months ago and will again be primed...
Around the World - Starting FROMTYNESIDE
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk APIECE of lunar meteorite will be launched from Tyneside at the weekend as part of the British Science Festival. The event will take place on Sunday at the Great North Museum:...
Art in the Fast Lane; Exhibitions at Baltic Run for Months, Befitting the Status of the Leading Artists It Works with. at Baltic 39 the Approach Is Different, as DAVID WHETSTONE Finds Out
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE ELEVEN exhibitions in five weeks is the promise at Baltic 39, the little Newcastle cousin of Gateshead's big Baltic. It sounds like the exhibition equivalent of a flip book - blink and you'll miss it. But everyone at Baltic...
Bandits and Diamonds Make the Long Journey South in Pursuit of Premier Points; SPEEDWAY
THE Berwick New Holland Bandits and Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds are on to the road to the deep south tonight in search of Premier League points, writes LAWRENCE HEPPELL. The Tynesiders head for the Plymouth Devils where the home side...
Carney Keeps Interest Rates at a Historic Low; BANKING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Bank of England has kept interest rates at their record low, but gathering signs of economic cheer have cast doubt over governor Mark Carney's pledge to leave the cost of borrowing for another...
Choice of Schools Could Lead to More Segregation
Byline: John Lipton REPEATED attempts to introduced different types of state schools could contribute to segregation of pupils, according to research carried out in the North East. While England's schools are becoming more mixed in terms of class...
City Solicitor Champions Cause; GIVING BACK
ANEWCASTLE solicitor is the latest in a growing number of volunteers participating in an imitative that improves peoples understanding of dementia and highlights the important role communities can play in helping sufferers. Rebecca Harbron-Gray, head...
Coaching from Dad Made Me - Serena; TENNIS
SERENA Williams believes her father Richard deserves the most credit for the superb tennis she is playing into her 30s. The 31-year-old is currently in one of the most dominant phases of her career, having lost only five matches since the French...
Contract Wins Bring GallifordTry Growth; CONSTRUCTION
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk CONSTRUCTION company Galliford Try Partnerships North has secured five new contracts worth more than PS10m during the first few weeks of its new financial year, significantly boosting forecast turnover...
Cream of Simmental Heifers at Ladies Day; LIVESTOCK
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE cream of the UK's pedigree Simmental heifers will be going under the hammer at Carlisle later this month. The second British Simmental Cattle Society Leading Ladies Pedigree Sale is aiming...
Credit Scheme Can Be Saved from Chaos - IDS
Byline: James Tapsfield IAIN Duncan Smith has dismissed fears over the future of the Government's flagship Universal Credit scheme after the public spending watchdog condemned its chaotic management and flawed IT. The Work and Pensions Secretary...
Dad Battles Back to Health for Wedding
Byline: Joanne Butcher Reporter joanne.butcher@trinitymirror.com FATHER Graham Holdsworth made a "miraculous" recovery from a life-threatening motorcycle accident to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. Mr Holdsworth, of Horden,...
David Banks Columnist
IS it a Man thing? Over the last century the braw lads of the North East have produced five fine Tyne bridges, half the globe's container ships and a billion tons of nutty slack but if me and my mates are anything to go by we can't organise a booze-up...
Duo's Act Creates a Perfect Shambles
Robin and Josie's Shambles, The Stand TRUTH be told, my decision to get to this show was a last-minute one - mainly down the fact that I'd been rubbish at keeping an eye on the upcoming shenanigans at my favourite Newcastle comedy club. Thankfully,...
Durham Put on Pole by Outstanding Stand-Ins
Byline: Stuart Rayner at the Emirates Durham ICG stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk IT was as if Durham were proving a point by leaving it to the standins to overpower Sussex yesterday and go 14.5 points clear at the top of the County Championship. ...
DVDs
Iron Man 3 (12) BILLIONAIRE industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is used to hogging the headlines for his showy antics but he finds himself in the spotlight when diabolical foe The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) destroys personal relationships...
Exporters Are on the Increase as Figures Fall
Byline: EXPORTS COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk EXPORTS from the North East have fallen by 3.5% in the second quarter of 2013 despite an increase in the number of companies exporting. Latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs...
Festival Promises Superheroes, Freaky Foods and Science Sleepovers Fun; City Will Be Propelled into the Spotlight
Byline: Patrick Joseph Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of Europe's largest and longest established science festivals is set to propel Newcastle into the international spotlight when it launches tomorrow. The British Science Festival...
Fletcher Is Confident His Burden Will Lighten; Cats Striker Fletcher Confident Goals Burden Will Be Lighter
STEVEN Fletcher feels there will be less pressure on him to score goals in Paolo Di Canio's reshaped Sunderland, writes STUART RAYNER. At times last season if Fletcher did not find the net, the Black Cats did not. It was mid-November before another...
Flournoy Still Fabulous at Forty as Competitive Fires Continue to Burn; Newcastle Eagles' Pre-Season Campaign Starts This Weekend and the BBL's Most Successful Club Are Gunning to Regain Their Crown. Mark Douglas Speaks to Player-Coach Fab Flournoy
IT WAS Fab Flournoy's 40th birthday in July, but the landmark occasion was not the cause for lavish celebration. "I was in the gym at six, quietly working out," he reflects. "I wouldn't have it any other way." To those who don't know the Newcastle...
Go-Ahead 'On Road to Growth' despite Results; TRANSPORT
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk TRANSPORT operator Go-Ahead, which runs the North East's largest bus fleet, says it is on track to meet ambitious growth targets, despite a dip in overall profits. Results for the year ended...
Green Light for Nissan Jobs Plans
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter dan.warburton@trinitymirror.com PLANNING permission has been granted for a new production unit at Nissan's Wearside plant as the car giant ploughs PS250m into making a new car. A new production area - measuring...
Hitting the Right Note; He Heads Up One of the North East's Leading Music Booking Agencies and Isn't Shy of the Limelight Himself. FRANCESCA CRAGGS Talks to Andy Garner about Working, and Playing, in the Region's Entertainment Scene
have accomplished this far is a great pat on the back and makes me believe we're heading in the right direction." Andy launched Livewire in 2006 after completing a Masters degree in music at Newcastle University. He said: "I met a lot of talented...
Homesick Benks' Future Put in Doubt
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk DALE Benkenstein has raised doubts about his Durham future by joining Natal Dolphins for the forthcoming South African season. The 39-year-old's new commitments will not stop him...
HS2 Will Be Good for Newcastle Too
ANEW North-South rail line will help create jobs and better rail services for the North East - even though it goes no further north than Leeds, a senior Treasury Minister has pledged. Lord Deighton said one of his tasks was to ensure the benefits...
I Made All My Mistakes Back When I Was Young; He's Been Called One of the Best Blues Rock Guitarists on the Planet, but Joe Bonamassa's Feet Are Firmly on the Ground. Marion McMullen Finds out Why the American Star Is Happy to Let His Music Do the Talking
Byline: Marion McMullen MUSIC reviewers cannot help but turn eloquent when they hear Joe Bonamassa play. "Six-string's new king of pyromania", "movie music for the mind," and "fiery symphonic playing" are just some of the lines that have been...
Inside Track
Byline: James Armstrong AS we draw the curtains on a packed summer of racing, the Northumbrian WaterAid raceday, which gets under way at Gosforth Park this afternoon, is the perfect way to begin the countdown to the National Hunt season. With...
Irish Eyes Are Smiling for Festival; A New Generation of Immigration Is Adding to the Rich History of the Irish People on Tyneside. IAN ROBSON Reports
Byline: IAN ROBSON THERE'S a glint in Tony Corcoran's eye and a readiness to laugh which suggests he's enjoying himself despite, at the age of 71, putting together one of the region's biggest festivals. Tony is a fiddle player of the finest order...
Jo Ready for First Great North Run Challenge
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk RADIO presenter Jo Whiley will add to the host of famous faces scattered throughout the starting line of the Great North Run. The annual half-marathon regularly attracts celebrities who...
Lambert Is the Leading Man for Hodgson in England Crisis
RICKIE Lambert will start his first international against Moldova tonight - and he may well have to lead the line when England manager Roy Hodgson takes his patched-up squad to Kiev next week. Lambert wrote the latest chapter in his Roy of the Rovers...
Loophole Lets Tuohy Get off the Hook
ULSTER lock Dan Tuohy has avoided a citing for the high tackle that hospitalised England fly-half Toby Flood. Flood, the Leicester captain, was knocked out during last Saturday's pre-season victory for the home side at Welford Road and spent the...
Manage Your Cash Flow in the Most Effective Way; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
AS our industry begins to recover from the economic woes of the past few years, it is all too easy for businesses, especially SMEs, to try to 'get back to normal' as soon as possible. Taking on too much work means difficulties quickly arise and...
Market Update
Tourist rates Australia ...........1.6161 ........... dollars Canada .............1.5598 ........... dollars Egypt ................9.5548 .......... pounds Euro ..................1.1312 .............. euro Hong Kong ..........11.49 ........... dollars...
Miners Head Back to the Coalface for Re-Union
Byline: Katie Davies Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk AMUSEUM built on the site of a former North East pit is looking for formers workers there to attend a grand reunion. Woodhorn, near Ashington, is appealing for anyone who worked in the...
Minister Says Money Is There for A1 Dualling
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political reporter jon.walker@trinitymirror.com AGOVERNMENT study into the case for dualling the A1 is to report its findings by the end of 2015 at the latest, Ministers have pledged - with a promise that there is money in...
MPs Slam Adonis Report on North East Economy
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@trinitymirror.com AFLAGSHIP report on the North East economy has been attacked as "intellectually dishonest" amid claims it failed to address the impact of Government cuts on the...
New School Is Launched with a Familiar Emblem
Byline: Katie Davies Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk ASEAHORSE logo has been unveiled as the emblem for the new Newcastle High School for Girls. Following the recent merger of Central Newcastle High School and Newcastle Church High School,...
NFU Ambassadors to Promote Farming
THE NFU is on the hunt for the next generation of farming ambassadors to help to represent the industry in a positive light and explain how producers are working to feed the nation and care for the environment. As food and farming are increasingly...
Not Afraid of Leaving European Union
LEAVING the European Union is not something to be afraid of and would create new opportunities, a Treasury minister has said. Economic Secretary Sajid Javid said the best outcome of the process to change the UK's relationship with Brussels started...
One Thing, Greg ... Can the FA Stop Ignoring the North East?
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS The voice of North East sport THERE was much to admire about the oratory delivered by Greg Dyke on Wednesday as he confronted the looming crisis about to flatten the England football team. It was forthright, honest and didn't...
Passport Blunder Leaves Boss Red-Faced
WALES have spent the entire week waiting on the fitness of Gareth Bale, but they were left unexpectedly waiting on their manager when Chris Coleman lost his passport ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. Coleman was not present...
Pick of the Week Where To
BALLET After the phenomenal sell-out success of The Nutcracker, Northern Ballet is back at Newcastle Theatre Royal with a revival of the much loved Olivier-nominated dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Company will perform the magical production,...
Pietersen Is Still the Go-To Guy - Morgan
EOIN Morgan will be delighted to welcome Kevin Pietersen's expertise and wisdom back into England's one-day international team today. Morgan (pictured below), standing in as captain in place of the rested Alastair Cook for the five-match series...
PM Puts a Brave Face on Summit Problems
Byline: David Lucas DAVID Cameron has arrived in Russia for a summit of the world's major economies that is set to be dominated by tensions over Syria. The Prime Minister is already facing suggestions that he has been sidelined after ruling out...
Police Probe New Leads in Jogger Mystery Death
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk DETECTIVES investigating the suspicious death of former solicitor Peter Maine are following new leads - thanks to calls from members of the public. Mr Maine, 56, was found on a footpath...
Police Raids Target Drug Dealers in Coastal Town
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk THIRTEEN people were arrested when police raided the homes of suspected heroin dealers blighting lives in a Northumberland town. People living in Blyth have raised concerns that...
Records Tumbling at the Angel
ONE of the most productive fishing weeks ever has been recorded on The Angel complex, with a record match weights broken. Angler of the week is John Foster, who created a new match record on Wednesday. His amazing catch was actually a mere 1lb off...
Romcom King's Fitting Finale; FILM REVIEW
Byline: DAMON SMITH About Time (12A) Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, Lydia Wilson, Margot Robbie. Director: Richard Curtis. Duration: 123 mins. ALL good things must come to an end. As a writer...
Ronaldo Has Nothing to Prove
NORTHERN Ireland manager Michael O'Neill does not believe Cristiano Ronaldo will be out to prove a point when he makes his first appearance since Gareth Bale's arrival at Real Madrid. Bale swapped Tottenham for the Bernabeu in a deal which is believed...
Scotland Desperate to Show Their Skills
ALAN Hutton admits Scotland are desperate to prove that there is quality within their ranks by claiming a positive result against Belgium in tonight's World Cup qualifier. The Scots endured a dreadful start to the qualifying campaign, which saw...
Southgate Gets off to a Winning Start in New Job
ENGLAND UNDER-21S 1 MOLDOVA UNDER-21S 0 GARETH Southgate got off to a winning - if unspectacular - start to life at the England Under-21s helm. A day after Football Association chairman Greg Dyke bemoaned the state of the national game, the Young...
Spotlight Not Too Bright for Falcons, Says Lock
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com CARLO del Fava is not expecting a camera-shy performance from Newcastle Falcons when Bath visit Kingston Park for this evening's televised encounter. The Aviva Premiership opener...
Stab Victim Tells How Attacker Had 'Animal Look'
Byline: Patrick Joseph Reporter jnl.news@trinitymirror.com AMAN today described how he desperately clung on onto a knifeman after being repeatedly stabbed in an attack. Bleeding from 16 wounds to the neck, chest and chest, Josh Henley gripped...
Summer's Work Is Rewarded
IHAVE always said that if you put the time and effort in you will reap the rewards, and that is exactly what has happened to Callan Stevens this summer aboard Sarah JFK. Taking a few decent fish on some trips and not-so-good catches on others, Callan...
Sunday Gig Recalls Torpedoes' Heyday; A Gig Recalling the Spirit of a Tyneside Institution Takes Place This Weekend, While Memories of Jazz Greats Will Be Stirred by a Concert in Stockton
MANY people have fond memories of The East Side Torpedoes - and they should be stirred by the photo on the right. For four years, from 1982-86, the band's Sunday lunchtime residency at Newcastle Playhouse was a Tyneside institution. The Torpedoes'...
Time to Take a Stand and Put the Boot into Austerity Measures
Byline: KATE FOX IGOT my first pair of Doc Marten boots last year when I was 37. Apparently this is not too old. They have a blue flowery pattern on and are the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned. I can walk for miles in them without...
TLC for Isabella on Return from Her Travels
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@trinitymirror.com ONE of the best-loved ladies at a city's art gallery has been welcolmed back after a year away. Isabella and the Pot of Basil, by Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman...
Top Experts on WW1 to Visit North for Lectures
Byline: Tony Henderson Environmental Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk WHAT has been described as a "stellar" line up of top experts is to visit Tyneside to deliver free public lectures on the First World War. The coup has been pulled off...
Top-Half Finish Is the Target for RELEGATEDWESTOE; REGIONAL ROUND-UP
WESTOE are targeting a top-half finish in their first season back in National Three North, following last season's relegation. The Shieldsmen open up at Penrith tomorrow, director of rugby Andy Howells stating: "I think it will be a tough year for...
We Need to Start Valuing Our Talent; Stop Failing Our Talented Young People: Semta's Chief Executive, Sarah Sillars, OBE, Examines the Poor State of Careers Advice Which Is Blocking So Many Young People's Path to a Fulfilling Career in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
NOT before time, young people have a national voice and the ear of Government - but how long will it be before everyone starts listening? Time and again, when talking to bright, talented youngsters, I hear tales of academic snobbery - career advisers...
What's on at the Cinema
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Now You See Me (12A): Fri 7.30pm RED 2 (12A): Wed 7.30pm The Bling Ring (15): Tue 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) 2 Guns (15): Fri-Wed 11.15am...
Win Exclusive Tickets to See the Launch OFWAR Horse
CULTURE Club members have the chance to win one of five pairs of ticsee kets to an exclusive War Horse launch event at 1pm on Tuesday, September 17 at Sunderland Empire. The launch will be a one-off opportunity to see the central character, Joey,...
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