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 October 10, 2013

A Date in New York for Student Director
Byline: David Whetstone Arts Editor david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk A UNIVERSITY student has flown to New York where her film shot in Newcastle is being shown at a new festival. Xing Chen's11-minute short, Beleave Me, is to feature in the student...
Ambassador Scheme for Young Shepherds; SHEEP
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk CONTINUING its commitment to young people in the sheep sector, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched an Ambassador Programme and a new website as part of its NSA Next Generation project....
Argot Is Keeping Success in the Family
THREE generations of the Carson dynasty enjoyed a racing family affair when sharing in the success of Argot at Nottingham. The Three Valleys colt was bought and is part-owned by five-times champion jockey and former BBC TV racing pundit Willie Carson,...
Blossoming Rose Is the Inspiration for Focused Lewis; Tom Looks to Follow in the Footsteps of US Open Champion
TOM Lewis has taken inspiration from US Open champion Justin Rose's early struggles after doubting whether he was good enough to make it to the top of the professional game. Lewis burst on to the scene with an opening 65 at Royal St George's in...
Britain Must Stay in Europe, Nissan Warns
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@trinitymirror.com NISSAN'S second in command has warned against the UK leaving the European Union. Nissan's chief operating officer, Toshiyuki Shiga, has said the firm believes...
Cochrane Banks the Top Prize; GAME ANGLING
CHATTON Trout Fishery played host to the national final of the Greys Bank competition , with local rod Steve Cochrane from Guide Post taking top place in the individual event. The Jubilee Fly Fishers from County Durham - Paul Renec, James Stephenson...
Columnist
Byline: BERNARD TRAFFORD REGULAR readers will know my political stance is wishywashy, whereas my attitude to international military action (proposals to bomb Libya or heavy-handed responses to terrorism) is strongly negative. I'm not quite a pacifist,...
Cook Will Have a Key Say on His Future at Club
HAVING very nearly had to face it last season, Durham will give further thought to life after Geoff Cook this winter - and the man himself will play a key part in those discussions. The former England opener has been a fixture at Durham for more...
Cool Passenger Lands Plane after Pilot's Death
Byline: Dave Higgens and Nathan Paull APASSENGER who was forced to crash land a plane after the pilot was taken ill said he thought he was going to run into a wall as he struggled to reach the brakes to stop the aircraft. John Wildey landed the...
County Keen to Put on a Light Show
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com MONEY may be tight at Durham this winter, but they are hopeful of having floodlights in place for next season. With the Twenty20 Cup reverting to a season-long weekly tournament,...
County Needs Housing to Cope with Influx
NORTHUMBERLAND needs more housing to cope with a possible Scottish and Tyneside invasion, a meeting was told. Coun John Taylor also claimed the county requires more homes to meet the demands of its young families and older population looking to...
Dad's Strokes Made Me Rethink Lifestyle; after Losing Both Parents to Strokes, Award Winning Crime Writer Ruth Rendell Tells Carmel Thomason about Keeping Fit and Her Support for Carers and Survivors
Byline: Carmel Thomason EVERY morning Ruth Rendell gets up before 6am. She has a light breakfast of fruit, with a piece of bread and marmalade, and then she exercises. Some days she joins a pilates class, but today she''s been working out on a pilates...
Double Blow from New Trade and Output Figures; RECOVERY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk HOPES for a sharp pick-up in the UK recovery were dented after a double dose of disappointing economic figures. Output from British factories fell unexpectedly in August, sending overall industrial...
Drama of Humdrum Lives Will Leave You Moved
Byline: Mark Summers Dancing at Lughnasa, People's Theatre, until Saturday STRAINS of Irish music play as the lights reveal a squalid kitchen and a patchy garden. Though the set is drab, it's ideal for a play that explores the desperation of...
Eagles Ace Plays Game of Patience
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk SCOTT Martin admits Newcastle Eagles cannot afford to drop another game after their shock reverse at Plymouth last weekend. The Eagles take on BBL newcomers Birmingham Knights...
Exploring Possibility of Success
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com AWORLD famous polar explorer has thrown his weight behind a proposed PS11.2m visitor centre in Northumberland. Conrad Dickinson marched into the history books when he skied from Canada...
Family Focus at Ford with New Boss; MANUFACTURING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.u COMPONENTS manufacturer Ford Aerospace Limited and Ford Component Manufacturing Ltd (Ford) has appointed a new managing director - the joint youngest in its 103-year history. Chris Ford, 28, is...
Fastglass Breaks Targets Months after Launching
A GLASS manufacturer is aiming to double its workforce in the next two years and expand into larger premises after reaching its firstyear targets within a few months in business. Fastglass has been trading from Washington since opening for business...
Finding a Sponsor Would Be a Magnificent Boost
HAVING made a success of running their first European Senior Tour event, despite taking on the English Senior Open at six weeks' notice, one of Rockliffe Hall's next challenges is to find a title sponsor, writes TIM TAYLOR. Rockliffe have pushed...
Footballer's PS300,000 Gift to Local Good Causes
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper returned to St James' Park to hand over a cheque for almost PS328,000 which will benefit six North East charities. The funds were raised...
Greggs Cautious despite Improved Performance; RETAIL
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk BAKERY chain Greggs says it is remaining cautious, despite encouraging improvements in its performance. In an interim management statement for the 13 weeks to September 28, the company revealed...
Harper Backing Poyet to Succeed ONWEARSIDE
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk SUNDERLAND can expect a ruthlessly ambitious, likeable exponent of passing football in their new manager. That is the verdict of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper,...
Helping to Explode the Myths about Exporting; in the First of a Monthly Series of Articles Outlining the New NECC Access Programme - Launched to Help North East Companies to Develop a Market Presence Specifically in Russia, Brazil and India - Programme Manager Nynzi Maung Examines the Opportunities Available
AS the Access Programme manager, it's my role to provide practical support to North East companies wishing to fully exploit the trading opportunities in these three target markets. There are common misconceptions about these markets - that they are...
Homes versus 'Slick PR' Battle for Green Belt
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@trinitymirror.com PONTELAND'S green belt battle has stepped up as the firm involved insists their plan is vital to Northumberland's future. At a public meeting last night, developer...
How NE1 Really Brought Something to the Table for Us; TERRY LAYBOURNE, Award-Winning Chef and Owner of 21 Hospitality Group, Is a Major Supporter of NE1 Ltd, the Business Improvement Company Which Is Seeking a Second Five-Year Term to Continue Its Work in Newcastle. Here, He Says Why He Hopes It Will Succeed
Byline: TERRY LAYBOURNE IN any industry, it is often difficult to put aside petty rivalries and mild paranoia to see the bigger picture and to work with your contemporaries to deliver business boosting initiatives. But with the highly successful...
Immersing Audience in Eerie Thriller
Byline: Barbara Hodgson The Noise at Northern Stage, Newcastle, until Saturday THERE'S one guaranteed way to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and that's by denying them an interval. Over one non-stop hour and 40 minutes, we've no escape...
'I'm Not a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER teacher accused of historic sexual assaults on young girls took to the stand yesterday and denied claims he is a "wolf in sheep's clothing". Joseph Kinnear, 59, is facing...
It's Relaxed, but Still a Pantomime.Oh Yes It Is
Byline: Sam Wonfor Reporter sam.wonfor@trinitymirror.com ASPECIAL pantomime performance for children with autism and learning disabilities has been booked in at Newcastle Theatre Royal. Timed to coincide with world awareness day for mental health...
Jobs Bonanza on Back of EY Revenue Growth
Byline: RESULTS JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESS adviser Ernst & Young LLP, which employs more than 300 people at its North East base in Newcastle, has announced strong revenue growth up 6% to PS1.7bn. In addition, the firm...
Keeping It Brief, Then It's Back to the Family; Jimeoin Will Be Looking to Find the Funny in Durham Tomorrow Night. SAM WONFOR Talked to Him. Briefly
Byline: SAM WONFOR COMEDIAN Jimeoin doesn't like to waffle. "You don't want to be saying too many words when you can be saying less," he says, suitably succinctly. "Just try and make it as funny as quickly as possible and get in as many jokes...
Local MP for Local People; Emma Lewell-Buck Is South Shields'first Female MP and Was Born and Bred in the Area. LAURA CONNOR Spends the Day with the MP, Finding out Just Why Accents, Education and Access Are So Important to Her
EMMA Lewell-Buck is maybe the only MP in Parliament to use the word 'mam'. "I got a message on Twitter just last week saying, 'eee thanks for using the right name for mum in Parliament!'" Emma tells me as we drive along the coast before a school...
Mastering Art of Doing Time
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk CREATIVE prisoners are brushing shoulders with the art world as they stage an exhibition at top galleries in the region. Inmates who've had plenty of time to come up with their favourite...
Mine Plan Changed amid Local Concerns
Byline: Brian Daniel North Northumberland reporter Brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk CHANGES have been made to the site of a proposed surface mine in Northumberland in response to local concerns. Banks Mining announced plans earlier this year for a...
MP Claims Plans to Regulate Lobbying Block Democracy
CONTROVERSIAL plans to regulate lobbyists may be "a deliberate attempt to undermine our democracy", an MP has claimed. Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central, hit out at new laws proposed by the Government to limit the amount organisations...
MPs Back Journal's Holidayco.Co.UK Bubble Campaign Flying from Newcastle
Byline: Helen Rae Health reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk PROMINENT MPs have backed The Journal's campaign to safeguard a charity that supports a life-saving hospital unit. For more than 20 years, the Bubble Foundation has worked tirelessly...
Mulgrew Delighted to Be Learning from the Best
Byline: Ronnie Esplin CHARLIE Mulgrew claims playing against Barcelona midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta for Celtic has given him the confidence to face anyone when he pulls on a Scotland strip ahead of next Tuesday night's final 2014 World Cup...
Newcastle Win Caps Weekend of Cheer; RUGBY UNION UTTLEY ON RUGBY with Roger Uttley
Byline: Roger Uttley WHAT a great weekend of rugby, and I was delighted to hear the news of Newcastle Falcons' victory at Worcester on Saturday. I was on my way back from London, having passed the team bus on the way down the day before, when...
New Director's Vision for Science City Success; ECONOMY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESSWOMAN Fiona Standfield has spoken of her ambitions to lead the future development of Newcastle Science City. More than seven years have passed since former Prime Minister Gordon Brown designated...
Non-League Round-Up
DUNSTON UTS ended Newton Aycliffe's unbeaten home record when they enjoyed a 3-0 victory in last night's Ebac Northern League First Division game, writes MALCOLM PRATT. Aycliffe shot themselves in the foot though. They had Wayne Thwaites sent off...
Nowhere to Hide from Obama for White Widow; President's Willingness to Ignore Borders Leaves No Hiding Place for Terror Suspect
AS Britain's most wanted woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, has managed to avoid capture for the past eight years while raising her state funded children to become terrorists. Inspired by her 7/7 bomber husband, the White Widow has taunted the UK authorities...
PS45m Cuts Sees Council Prepare for the Worst
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent Adrian.Pearson@trinitymirror.com ANOTHER PS45m worth of council cuts will see hundreds of job losses in Gateshead. Civic leaders at Gateshead Council are today back to the cuts drawing board...
Romanian Trip Brings Back Memories of My Trip; RUGBY UNION UTTLEY ON RUGBY with Roger Uttley
Byline: Roger Uttley NEWCASTLE Falcons' trip to Romania this weekend brings back memories of my own visit there, as coach of the England squad back in 1989. It was six months before the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu and the Communist regime in the...
School Stripped of Its Top Grade
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk STANDARDS at an "outstanding" first school have plummeted, sending it crashing down Ofsted's rankings. Inspectors assessing Corbridge C of E First School said it needs across the board...
Season Is over for Injured Murray; TENNIS
ANDY Murray's historic season has officially been brought to an end after the Wimbledon champion withdrew from the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. The world number three had back surgery last month and the announcement was merely...
Southern Superpowers Setting New Benchmark; RUGBY UNION UTTLEY ON RUGBY with Roger Uttley 54 THE JOURNAL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 RUGBY UNION UTTLEY ON RUGBY with Roger Uttley
Byline: Roger Uttley ALONG with everybody else who was lucky enough to watch it, I was enthralled by the quality of play and sportsmanship exhibited by South Africa and New Zealand last Saturday. I felt somewhat of a traitor snubbing the live...
Southgate Putting Faith in Berahino
ENGLAND Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate is proud to see the likes of Saido Berahino proving the doubters wrong. A miserable summer for the national teams led to serious questions about the state of English football. The under-20s failed to...
Stepping out to Keep Fit; Employees at a North East Health Trust Have Been Stepping out to Lead a Healthier and More Active Lifestyle. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains How a Pedometer Challenge Is Improving Their Wellbeing
HUNDREDS of healthcare professionals have being going the extra mile in their quest to get fit and active. Staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are running a pedometer challenge as part of initiatives to encourage employees to be...
Striking Women Deserve Their Place in History, MPs Say
THE memory of the Bow Match Women's Strike has been honoured by North East MPs. An 1888 strike by 1,400 mainly women workers at the Bryant and May factory in the Bow area of East London is seen as an inspiration for women's rights, MPs said. ...
This Is a Fresh Start for Me, Insists Ireland Star
DARRON Gibson is ready to relaunch his Republic of Ireland career in the face of a potential German onslaught after ending his international exile. The 25-year-old Everton midfielder famously made himself unavailable for his country after spending...
Unit Staff Saved My Little Boy's Life
Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE mother of a toddler whose life was saved thanks to staff at the Bubble unit has backed our campaign. In a pioneering procedure last year, little William Morris, now two, had his leukaemia...
We Are Still Backing the North East, Says PM
Byline: Jonathan Walker Reporter jonathan.@trinitymirror.com DAVID Cameron has insisted his Government is committed to backing the North East - despite proposals to slash health funding in the region by up to PS230m. The Prime Minister was challenged...
Wilshere's Embroiled in a Right English Row with KP
Byline: Simon Stone KEVIN Pietersen and Jack Wilshere became embroiled in a Twitter spat last night as the row over foreign-born sportsmen representing England intensified. In the build-up to England's crucial double-header against Montenegro...
YOUR MONEY; Your Money Queries Are Answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
Q. I AM due to retire shortly after the introduction of the new single-tier state pension in 2016. Can you tell me how my state pension entitlement will be calculated under the new system and how will my National Insurance contributions, paid under...
Zuhd Looks like a Good Choice in Maiden Stakes
Byline: Saraband Racing Writer jnl.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk ZUHD caught the eye when running very green on his debut and is worth another chance in the Download The Betvictor App Maiden Stakes at Kempton. A 75,000 guineas purchase in 2011, Zuhd was...
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