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 November 28, 2013

39 Day Diary. Dear Challenge across Australia
Run Geordie Run charity fundraiser Mark Allison is powering ahead with his gruelling 2,600-mile challenge across Australia. For 70 days, Mark, of Blyth, Northumberland, will run 41 miles each day, while enduring the soaring heat of the Australian...
5 OF THE BEST; Ways Women Can Look Slimmer
1 ACCENTUATE YOUR BEST BITS: To start dressing slim, you need to take some time to work out your body shape and think about what suits your figure. Dresses that are nipped in at the waist and skim over the stomach and thighs can flatter curvier...
Airport Demand Grows for Kromek Scanners; SECURITY
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk FAST?GROWING technology company, Kromek, has secured a host of new orders from UK and European airports. The firm, based near Sedgefield, County Durham, is receiving growing interest in its European...
All Blacks on Another Level Due to Their Self-Belief
LAST weekend was one of the strangest I have seen in sport, one that highlighted the uncertainty which makes us love it so much. Having seen England decimated in the cricket despite dominating the first day, the fragile nature of sporting success...
Anniversary Is Marked by Looking Forwards
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com ACENTRE that leads research into the rural economy has launched a fundraising campaign to help expand its work. Newcastle University's Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) has been running...
Arrest in Search for the Region's Most Wanted
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk THE NORTH East's most wanted fugitive Brian Thexton has been caught after police surrounded a building in Cumbria. The 37-year-old, from Witton Park, near Bishop Auckland in County Durham, was...
Bid to Make Lumiere Artwork Permanent
Byline: Patrick Joseph Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmeia.co.uk ONE of the artworks that wowed crowds at the Lumiere festival earlier this month could become a permanent fixture in Durham. Swiss artist Tobie Langel's Helevtictoc artwork was one of...
Blatter's Shock after Lives Lost ATWORLD Cup Ground
FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed his sorrow after a fatal accident at the stadium which will stage next year's opening World Cup match. Two deaths were reported in Sao Paulo, where structural damage at the Arena Corinthians saw part of a roof...
Britain Risks Becoming 'Nasty Country' - EU
Byline: Gavin Cordon BRUSSELS accused PM David Cameron of an "unfortunate over-reaction" after he pledged to stop new arrivals from the EU getting benefits for three months. European employment commissioner Laszlo Andor warned Britain risked being...
Broad Shrugs off On-Field Barbs as England Regroup
Byline: David Clough STUART Broad has made it clear England are untroubled by Michael Clarke's Ashes 'sledging', but they are still smarting about David Warner's public criticism of Jonathan Trott. Contrary to the action - or otherwise - taken...
Celtic Lay Down the Law after Banner Protest
CELTIC chief executive Peter Lawwell demanded supporters leave their political views at home after UEFA began disciplinary action against the club for an "illicit banner". Celtic face a fine over a fans' display which featured banners of Scottish...
Columnist; Bernard Trafford
WELL, I was buoyed up on Tuesday when The Journal ran a piece (on page 3, no less) with the headline: New brew Bernard hopes to be everyone's perfect cup. So exciting was this news that my neighbours had texted me about it long before I managed to...
Community Rallies Round to Help Nathan
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk THE family of a severely disabled boy who have been helped by their close-knit community are halfway to reaching a fundraising target that will help them make his life better. Tracy and...
Conman Found Guilty of Carole's Brutal Murder
Byline: Martha Linden ACONMAN has been found guilty of murdering a wealthy North East woman who was stabbed to death in her flat and whose body was hidden in the boot of a car. Rakesh Bhayani, 41, was convicted by an Old Bailey jury of killing...
Creatures All Fired Up for Parade
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk MYTHICAL creatures will shine lights on towns in Northumberland during a spectacular parade this weekend. Groups from across the south east of the county have been working with artists to...
Credentials Put to Test as Eagles Are Thrown to Sharks
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE Eagles have still to prove they can mix it with the British Basketball League's big boys. So owner Paul Blake will be interested to see how they cope when they are thrown...
Demystify the Competition to Gain Advantage
Byline: CAROLE WHITE HOW do you view your competition? Are they super-sleuths out to steal every bit of business from you? In reality, the competition's sole aim is not to destroy their rivals, but to get on and make their business the best. ...
Egg Producer Cracks New Supermarkets Deal; EGGS
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk LEADING North East egg producer Lintz Hall Farm is rounding off an already successful year on a renewed high after winning two prestigious supermarket contracts. The family-run business, based...
Elton Is Heading Back to Play Arena
ROCKET Man Elton John has booked a summer date with North East fans. He will play the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on July 2, returning to the venue for the first time in two years. He said: "I've been all around the world more times than I can...
Energy and a 'Cosy Club' Views of the North
YOUR item (November 23) on RWE/npower's sale of a 49% stake in two of its wind farms, including Middlemoor, to Greencoat UK Wind in a package worth PS70m, regrettably failed to highlight the financial background to the deal, in which RWE effectively...
Energy Firm's Boss Steps Up to UK-Wide Director Role; ENERGY
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk ATRAINING company for the off-shore industry has promoted its North East head to managing director of the UK operation. Maersk Training's Stuart Cameron, md of the North Shields operation, will...
Family's Killer Brought to Justice at Last
Byline: Emma Sword ABUSINESSMAN who "massacred" a family of four has finally been brought to justice after a series of police mistakes allowed him to go on the run for more than a year. Anxiang Du, 54, stabbed Manchester Metropolitan University...
Five Ways to Banish Winter Blues; Hibernating and Over-Indulging Have Their Place in the Winter Timetable, but, If You Want to Boost Wellbeing, So Does Doing Something. Abi Jackson Rounds Up Five Festive Spirit-Lifters
MINDFULNESS has become a bit of a 'buzz' word in the world of wellbeing lately. From yoga gurus to meditation masters, all the experts are evangelising about how to improve your mental and physical state and lower stress by learning to be more present...
Give North East New Technical School, Says MP
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE North East needs a new school dedicated to teaching young people skills for a successful career in manufacturing or engineering, Ministers have been told. MP Guy Opperman...
Government Defends Royal Mail Share Price; SHARE PRICES
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk GOVERNMENT ministers have defended the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail amid questions over whether they were "conned" over the share price. Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business...
Great Footballers - and More; TONY HENDERSON Concludes the Two-Part Tale of the Boys'club Which Helped Shape British Football
IT was another notch on the belt for Wallsend Boys Club when former Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster won his first England cap recently. His debut took the number of England internationals produced by the boys' club to four, adding to...
How to Beat the Prediabetes Time Bomb
EARLIER this month World Diabetes Day shone the spotlight on a condition that affects three million Britons. But another health time bomb is ticking away inside more than twice that number of people. It's called prediabetes, and as the name suggests...
Hundreds of Npower Jobs Set to Be Lost
Byline: Coreena Ford HUNDREDS of regional job losses are expected to be made by energy giant npower today following a drastic cost-cutting review of the business. The firm, which employs more than 3,500 people across the North East, is due to...
Maguire Steals the Show at Wetherby
JASON Maguire starred at Wetherby when partnering three promising youngsters to victory, with Diamond King looking the pick in theconistonhotel.com Ideal For Business & Pleasure "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle. Trained by Maguire's boss, Donald...
Medical Firm IDS to Open Brazil Operation; HEALTH
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk MEDICAL testing kit company Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS) has announced plans to open an operation in Brazil as part of a strategy to expand its geographical reach. The South Tyneside business,...
Nicholls Hoping Just A Par Can Make Big Impact
PAUL Nicholls has made no secret of the fact some of his runners have needed an outing and Just A Par can step up on his debut effort in the RSA Worcester Novices' Chase on the opening afternoon of the Hennessy meeting at Newbury. The six-year-old...
Nigella 'A Habitual Criminal' Court Told
TV cook Nigella Lawson was described as a "habitual criminal" in court yesterday. Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo have gone on trial accused of using a company credit card to buy themselves designer handbags and flights while working...
Nurses Hit out at Cash Snub
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk NURSES' leaders have accused the Government of "geographical bias" for failing to give North East health trusts additional funding for emergency services this winter. This week the Government...
Obama Iran Deal: Major Coup or Historic Mistake? with US Editor Christopher Follow Him on Twitter @Chrisbucktin
WITH his lowest ever rate of approval among Americans, there is little wonder why President Obama has sought respite away from his domestic troubles with an interlude with Iran. Every which way he has turned in recent months, including the shambolic...
Ofsted: Improve Schools or We'll Inspect Council
Byline: Dan Warburton Chief Reporter dan.warburton@ncjmedia.co.uk OFSTED chiefs have warned they have the power to carry out a review of Northumberland County Council if they fail to address a "downward trend" in school standards. Nick Hudson,...
Prices Are Revealed for RugbyWorld Cup 2015
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESS leaders say the potential influx of fans for the Rugby World Cup could pump millions of pounds into the North East economy. Scots, South Africans, Samoans, Tongans and New Zealanders...
Putting Beats on the Boards; Raves, Repetitive Beats and Rebellion Are Beating a Path to Live Theatre Courtesy of Kieran Hurley's Coming-of-Age Tale. SAM WONFOR Searches out Her Whistle and Finds out More
IN 1994 Kieran Hurley was nine, so the introduction of the Criminal Justice Act - which effectively outlawed raves - didn't have much of an impact. Fifteen years later though, the upand-coming Scottish writer was using it as a building block for...
Revealed:Wigan's Attempt to Lure Me to League
RUGBY league is in the spotlight with the World Cup final this weekend, and it reminded me I was once approached to 'cross over' in my own playing days. It was back in 1973 in the North British Hotel in Edinburgh when I received a tap on the shoulder...
Ryton Ladies So Close to Winning Classic Contest; Club Is Breaking Mould - as Men Are the Caddies
Byline: Tim Taylor WHO says sexism in golf cannot be beaten? Take a look at the picture accompanying this story and you don't have to work at the Royal Observatory to spot something all the players have in common. When Tyne and Wear club Ryton...
Salmon Cup Goes to Ord at Club Agm; GAME ANGLING
THE annual general meeting of Bishop Auckland and District Angling was held recently and the fees for next season have been set at PS175 for adults, a concessionary rate of PS110 and juniors will pay PS25. Catch returns show that more than 80% of...
Schwartzel Won't Be Dwelling on the Past
FORMER Masters champion Charl Schwartzel could not be in a better place as he looks to forget the one that got away by defending his Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Schwartzel looked set to win the South African Open last week when...
Second Bus Firm Fights Takeover Proposals
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional Affairs Correspondent adrian.pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk TAXPAYERS will be put at risk if councils run buses, an transport firm has warned. Go North East is among several firms in the region desperate to prevent the...
Six Groups Win Cash to Expand Their Work
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com ATOTAL of PS130,000 has been distributed among six North East groups through a bank's awards scheme. The organisations have won between PS50,000 and PS10,000 from Santander's Social...
Slater in a Race to Be Fit for the Cup Final; RUGBY LEAGUE
AUSTRALIA full-back Billy Slater is working around the clock to be fit for Saturday's World Cup final against holders New Zealand. Slater missed Saturday's semi-final against Fiji after aggravating an old knee injury in the Kangaroos' quarter-final...
Sports Clubs' Funding Boost
Byline: Patrick Joseph Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk SPORTS clubs in the North East are to share more than PS500,000 from a Sport England fund to improve and protect their playing fields. The funding will allow the projects in Northumberland,...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL (2005 unless stated) UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP A Kuban Krasnodar v St Gallen............................ 1700 Swansea City v Valencia................................................. UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP B Chornomorets v Dinamo Zagreb.................................
Strong Turnout for First Innovation Conference; INNOVATION
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE than 140 people representing a range of businesses, big and small, turned out at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema yesterday for a new event aimed at helping them innovate. Producers of the Thinking...
Swans Boss Expecting Valencia to Be Tougher This Time
MICHAEL Laudrup expects Valencia to be a completely different proposition from their September meeting when the sides clash in the Europa League at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea stunned the Spanish club and claimed one of the most famous wins in...
'The Government Needs to Represent All Parts of the Country Fairly, and Right Now They Are Just Not Doing That. They Are Governing in the Interests of the South East'
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East faces an isolated and cash-starved future as more evidence of North-South funding raids emerge. Across the region, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation...
Toivonen Talks Stall - to Alert Magpies
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk OLA Toivonen is stalling over a new PSV Eindhoven contract, which is sure to catch the attention of long-term suitors Newcastle United. The 27-year-old attacking mid-fielder is...
Tributes Paid to Man Killed on 'Death Trap' Road
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter Lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk TRIBUTES have been paid for a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car on a "death trap" road. Named locally as John Averill, neighbours and friends said he was a character who...
War of Words Escalates over Scotland's Vote
Byline: David Lucas THE Prime Minister has joined the attack on the Scottish Government's blueprint for independence, claiming the White Paper leaves a "huge set of questions" unanswered. David Cameron became the latest pro-Union politician to...
YOUR MONEY; Your Money Queries Are Answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
Q. I have heard a rumour that the income tax personal allowance is set to be increased to PS10,500 in the forthcoming Autumn Statement. Is this correct? A. There is no telling what measures the Chancellor, George Osborne, will announce when he delivers...
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