The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Articles from January 28, 2014

10 THINGS... Stomp into 2014 with Great Shows
Punt & Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless, Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, February 1 (0844 493 9999 or www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk) and Gala Theatre Durham, on February 2, (0191 332 4041 or www.galadurham.co.uk) Veteran comedy duo Steve Punt and Hugh...
15 Arrested as Police Investigate Claims Girls Were Raped
Byline: Kate Proctor, Sophie Doughty and Adrian Pearson POLICE have arrested 15 people on conspiracy to rape teenagers and young girls in Newcastle. Officers arrived at 13 properties yesterday morning as part of a major operation into child exploitation...
A Double Dose of Choral Loveliness
Choirs in Newcastle and Durham have chosen the same day and time to put on concerts of unaccompanied music. You can't hope to be in two places at once on February 8 at 7.30pm so you will have to take your pick. But disappointment is unlikely to be...
Alexander Say Hello; NEW MUSIC
If forming a band, putting out an album and notching up your first headline tour is usually the stuff of a three-year band plan, it seems Tyne and Wear rock-pop outfit Alexander didn't get the memo. Sam Wonfor reports Having only been together a little...
All Set for a Winner; CELEBRATION the Year of the Horse Is Approaching at a Gallop So Expect a Grand Chinese New Year in Newcastle and, as Barbara Hodgson Reports, There Are Prizes Up for Grabs This Time Alongside Its "Mane" Attractions
We know what to expect and this year certainly won't disappoint. As Newcastle's annual Chinese New Year celebration gets ready to welcome thousands of guests, a special treat will see some among them win a trip overseas. Not only will this year's...
An Important Few Days Lie Ahead for Newcastle; THE PREVIEW: Norwich City V Newcastle United Tonight, 7.45pm Norwich City Are the Opponents Tonight but for Newcastle Thoughts Are Already on Friday's Transfer Deadline and the Days beyond, Reports Mark Douglas
IF Alan Pardew's worst fears are confirmed in the next couple of days, Newcastle United will at least be bequeathed a golden legacy from the sale of Yohan Cabaye. The pressing question that follows is this: will United under the direction of Joe...
Ballet Company's Fairytale Comeback
BALLET fans south of the border will be flocking to the Theatre Royal this week for Scottish Ballet's production of Hansel & Gretel. It is a world premiere production and Christopher Hampson's eagerly-awaited debut since becoming artistic director...
Beamish's Land Army Project Reaps Rewards
Wartime work carried out by The Women's Land Army is the latest crop of living history to be lovingly nurtured at Beamish Museum. Having the Edwardian and Victorian periods pretty much covered, followed by recent forays into the fifties and even...
Best of North's Writers on Show; BOOKS the Read Regional 2014 Campaign Launches This Month, Introducing New and Established Authors. Laura Fraine Makes the Introductions
There hasn't been a lot of good news for libraries of late, but the return of Read Regional is just that. Founded on a hunch six years ago by New Writing North, the campaign brings together libraries from 19 local authorities across the North East...
Black Cats Taking Legal Advice over Di Canio
SUNDERLAND are taking legal advice over the weekend broadside launched at the club and its players by former manager Paolo Di Canio. The 45-year-old Italian dismissed the Black Cats as "weak" as a club and some of its players as "cowards", and was...
Blue Half of Liverpool Is No Longer in the Shadow
MIDFIELDER Leon Osman insists the days of Everton living in Liverpool's shadow are long gone as they prepare for the 222nd Merseyside derby tonight. The Reds may have a bigger trophy cabinet and worldwide profile, but the Toffees have finished above...
Brain Drain Hits Region as Graduates Head Off
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jonathan.walker@trinitymirror.com HUNDREDS of the region's cleverest young people are leaving the North East in a brain drain to London, a major study into the nation's economy has revealed. More than...
Branding Consultancy Sets Up Overseas Base; EXPANSION
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East branding consultancy is taking on more staff after establishing its first overseas base. More than half the work undertaken by Surreal in recent years has been focused on continental...
Brendan Healy; FINAL SAY
57, entertainment all-rounder When I'm working on the night, I try and get a kip in the afternoon. On the first Sunday for Sammy, I put my own band on it, did some stand-up and sang How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. It was done as a one off....
Bright Times in the Dark at Kielder
Kielder has put together another full and fun-packed programme for the New Year. Grace Scott takes the plunge Still feeling over the moon - together with Northumberland National Park - at becoming Europe's largest area of protected night sky, the team...
CABARET A Tale of the Unexpected; Combine the Talents of a National Opera Company, a Cult Band and a Former Royal Ballet Dancer and What Do You Get? the Answer, as Barbara Hodgson Discovers, Lies in Darkness
There are certain collaborations you hear about that you can't wait to see. And fitting the bill, for me at least, is a meeting of minds between Opera North and cult band The Tiger Lillies. My first thought was 'how will that work'? followed quickly...
Cabaye Wants to Join PSG, Club Told
Byline: Mark Douglas Chief Sports Writer mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk YOHAN Cabaye has told Newcastle United that he wants to join Paris Saint-Germain before the end of the January transfer window. Although not an entirely unexpected development...
Cats Want Scocco and Phil Deals; Sunderland Plan Talks with Cup Hero Bardsley
SUNDERLAND are hoping to finalise a deal for exciting striker Ignacio Scocco in the next 48 hours - and will open contract talks with Phil Bardsley after the end of the January transfer window, writes MARK DOUGLAS. The Black Cats are making concerted...
Collusion of Colours; ART
IAIN BUIST Their backgrounds are different and they studied at different universities, but a mutual love of colour has united Susi Bellamy and Theresa Poulton. David Whetstone met the artists ahead of their first joint venture he sky is grey, inclining...
Columnist
Byline: PETER MILLICAN AFTER many years developing commercial property within the UK I have come to believe that it is possible to construct a building which benefits the wider community, as well as the tenants, for little extra cost. This can at...
Could Power Firms Frack without Your Permission?
MINISTERS are reviewing laws to allow fracking to be carried out under homes without the permission of the owners. Trespass laws are being examined to pave the way for energy companies to explore for shale gas. Operators need to ask homeowners...
Cozy Spot for a Lazy Lunchtime; Fine Dining Artist Charles Evans Takes His Brushes and a Healthy Appetite to Cramlington and the Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl, just outside Cramlington, is a place I'd heard of but never tried. It's a big pub that has the look of an old Northumbrian barn conversion, with low-slung ceilings, flagged floors and proper crackling log fires throughout. The place...
First Say
One North East attraction is determined to see the funny side of life as 2014 gets underway. The chuckle honours go to Woodhorn, near Ashington, for welcoming a comedianin-residence. We've heard of artists and writers in residence - and even clown...
Food News
We're all doing it these days. Eating out, that is. Even during the most cash-strapped times at the height of the recession, many found it hard to resist; even if it just meant a spur-of-the-moment cheap pizza or pasta. February is often the month...
Forum Research Shows Growing Confidence; ENTREPRENEURS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ENTREPRENEURS in the North East are showing increased confidence as sales and profit grow, according to the latest research by the Entrepreneurs' Forum. More than 70% of entrepreneurs in the...
Fred Talbot on Historic Sex Abuse Charges
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk TV WEATHERMAN Fred Talbot has been charged with a string of sex offences, including against a boy in Newcastle. The former teacher has been charged with nine offences of indecent assault...
Free Parking Will Be Costly; Views of the North
NORTHUMBERLAND'S county councillors meet on February 18 to agree a budget for 2013/14. The current plan by the new Labour administration is to increase council tax by 1.99% to raise an extra PS2,630,000. This sum covers the cost of introducing free...
Gang Stole PS1m of Parts from Nissan
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk APROFESSIONAL gang stole almost PS1m of car parts from Nissan then flogged them on eBay. Using inside men who worked for Nissan and firms linked to the Washington car manufacturer,...
Garden Gate's a Masterpiece; Views of the North
WELL! What a surprise. When I saw the photo of Ms Sarah Latherton beside one of the pieces which won her the Northumberland University/ Baltic "Artist Teacher Award" I really was surprised. The artwork was a piece of white board with two screws,...
Giles:Time for Tough Decisions
ENGLAND limited overs coach Ashley Giles has warned that he too is ready to wield the axe on his under-performing players following the 4-1 one-day international series defeat to Australia. England team director Andy Flower spoke about the need...
Group Wins Contract to Deliver SME Programme; CONTRACT
Byline: ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI aranda.rahbarkouhi@ncjmedia.co.uk ABUSINESS services group in the region has won a PS600,000 contract to manage a PS30m Government research programme which aims to benefit the North East's SMEs. County Durham-based...
Hitting the Right Note; THEATRE Barbara Hodgson Celebrates a Durham-Bound Modern Classic about a Fight for Love during a Time of War
It's a war novel which brings home the mud and blood horror of daily existence in the First World War trenches of the Somme. Sebastian Faulkes' acclaimed book Birdsong confronted first-time readers, in their cosy living rooms, in 1993 with the stark...
Holocaust Memory Kept Alive across the North East
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk YOUNG and old from all communities across the North East came together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. From schoolchildren sharing poems, to special services, dozens of groups from the region...
Home Secretary: Police Cuts Won't Hinder Probe
Byline: Adrian Pearson Regional affairs correspondent Adrian.Pearson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Home Secretary has said the "horrific abuse" reported in Newcastle is not new. Theresa May was asked to ensure police cuts would not hinder an investigation...
Hot Summer Sparks a Busy Time for Lifeboats; Baby Girl Christened on Lifeboat
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com MORE than 260 people were rescued by RNLI lifeboats and over 950 helped by lifeguards in the North East last year, according to figures released today. Crews in the region were met with...
How to Lose a Dressing Room in Three Months; DON HUTCHISON @Donhutch4
IT was a pretty routine training session exercise, the sort that professional footballers up and down the country do every day of the week. Glenn Roeder was the manager of West Ham at the time and he wanted us to improve our cutting edge from midfield....
Hughton Is Hoping That New Recruits Will Flock to Canaries
CHRIS Hughton says Norwich are busy trying to bring in some more reinforcements over the closing days of the transfer window, but will not be drawn on any specific targets. Norwich take on Hughton's former club Newcastle at Carrow Road tonight looking...
It's Game-On in Teesside; Games, Films, Workshops, Talks ... Ooh, It's All Enough to Animate the Very Worst Sufferer of the February Blues. Barbara Hodgson Checks out This Year's Animex Line-Up
Game for a bit of fun? If so, then here's an invitation to come out to play at Teesside University where, instead of academic books and lectures, your learning experienced will be unlike anything you've known before. Well, that's if you didn't attend...
Karanka Still Keen to Add More Firepower
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@ncjmedia.co.uk AITOR Karanka insists Middlesbrough must end January with a stronger squad than they had at the turn of the year. Karanka remains determined to add to his attacking options before...
Make-Up for Lost Time; Set Your Stopwatch. Lisa Haynes Reveals the Best of the Insta-Glam Products Promising Results in Minutes
Byline: Lisa Haynes IF THE New Year is already racing ahead at breakneck speed, adopt a beauty regime to keep up with your whirlwind lifestyle. The average woman spends just 18 minutes beautifying on a typical day, according to a recent survey...
Map Your Co-Ordinates; the Two-Piece Has Undergone a Dramatic 2014 Makeover. Lisa Haynes Is Seeing Double with Matching Co-Ords
Byline: Lisa Haynes BANISH the frumpy notion of twin sets and pearls from your mind. This season, doing the double has never been so chic. Co-ordinates, or "co-ords" in fashion speak, are the instant cheat to a put-together look. The matching...
Masterclass with the Maestros; CLASSICAL Big Names of the Present and Future in Classical Music Will Be Honing Skills in the North East in Coming Weeks. David Whetstone Looks at a Samling Bonanza of Masterclasses and Performances
The new year begins at a gallop for Samling - the highly-regarded North East music charity. Its 2014 programme offers masterclass weeks in February and March, which means the region can boast an extraordinary array of first-class singers - both...
Member of Star's Family Sold Stories about Him
Byline: Margaret Davis and Emily Pennink ACTOR Jude Law learned for the first time yesterday that a member of his family allegedly sold stories about him to the News of the World. Prosecutor Andrew Edis QC asked him: "When was the first time...
Memories of an Artist Revisited; ART A Major New Exhibition Has Put Artist Dame Laura Knight Back in the Spotlight. David Whetstone Meets Her Biographer, Teesside-Based Barbara Morden
The Laing Art Gallery is a place of treasured memories for Barbara Morden. "I used to come here when I was quite a small child," she tells me amid the splendour of the Newcastle gallery's marble hall. "My mother used to bring me. I remember seeing...
Mining a Rich Seam of Humour; COMEDY It's Possible That Seymour Mace Made History When He Became the First Comedian-in-Residence at a Museum in Northumberland. Sam Wonfor Talks to Him about Finding Laughs Underground
When the director of Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland went to see his old classmate perform at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle, he probably wasn't expecting to have sown the seeds for a historic partnership before the night was out. Keith Merrin...
New Service Will Help to Ease Pain for Millions of Families
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON WE tend to take services like Relate for granted, and we shouldn't. Now it has a valuable new campaign aimed at helping the one in three UK families affected by separation. "Being Parents Apart" will offer guidance...
New Technology Could Spell the End for Turbines
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk CAMPAIGNERS claim anaerobic digestors could be the key to saving the North East countryside from the "blight" of wind farms. As millions of microbes approach their maximum output at the region's...
Nissan Puts North East on World Map
Byline: LIZ MAYES ATTENDING the start-of-production ceremony for the new Nissan Qashqai was a real highlight last week, and left me feeling an enormous sense of pride in this region, and greatly optimistic about the future of UK manufacturing. ...
Packaging Firm Invests in Warehouse Upgrade
CONTRACT packing firm Assembly and Packaging Services (APS) has installed a temperature-controlled warehouse at its Blyth site as part of plans to maximise new opportunities for the business. The firm has invested more than PS40,000 on building...
Pick Up a Plate . . and Get Stuck in; Fancy Cake before Your Main Course or Chips with Your Chapli Kebab? David Whetstone on the Delights of Aneesa's Buffet Restaurant in Newcastle
It was my teenage daughter - she of the smartphone-clutching, social media generation - who directed us towards Aneesa's, the new buffet restaurant on Newcastle Quayside. She'd been once before, she said, looking not at me but at her omni-present tiny...
Plan for Place on Inward Investment Supply Chains
Byline: NEIL WARWICK THE IMF has adjusted its forecasts for the UK economy upwards to 2.4% growth for 2014 which means that the UK is the fastest-growing economy in Europe. Timing is everything and as key members of the Government and the Major...
PM's 'Historic Moment' for Region's Small Firms; SMALL BUSINESS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ARENEWED commitment to UK business by Prime Minister David Cameron has been labelled a "historic moment" for small firms throughout the North East. Speaking at the Federation of Small Businesses'...
Popcorn-Makers Focus on Marketing Matters; FUNDING
Byline: ARANDA RAHBARKOUHI aranda.rahbarkouhi@trinitymirror.com APOPCORN manufacturer has secured PS150,000 worth of funding from a venture capital firm to help it expand its base and grow its team. Consett popcorn company Corn Again was initially...
Quenching a Thirst for Classic Tales; READERS' LIVESQuenching
Neil Astley founded Bloodaxe Books in 1978 and has been its editor for the past 35 years. His own books include the Staying Alive trilogy of poetry anthologies and his Whitbread-shortlisted first novel, The End of My Tether My reading life started...
Results and Greyhounds
GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGS 1 Tiger Woods (USA) 10.83pts, 2 Adam Scott (Aus) 8.92, 3 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 8.79, 4 Phil Mickelson (USA) 7.03, 5 Justin Rose (Eng) 6.77, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.37, 7 Zach Johnson (USA) 6.33, 8 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.97, 9 Sergio...
Savour Flavour of Romance
Since the 18th Century, we've been presenting our loved ones with flowers, confectionery and greeting cards on February 14. Valentine's Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Valentine - very apt considering the wide selection of food and drink...
Six Nations Shaping Up as Europe's Finest Ready to Do Battle
EUROPEAN club rugby may be eating its own arms at the moment, but the international version has no such inner torment as the Six Nations Championship clicks into gear this weekend. Defending champions Wales kickoff the competition at home to Italy...
Some like It Hot at Life
Whether the winter weather finds you chilly or hot under the collar thanks to your sensible layer provisions, the half-term spoils at Newcastle's Life Science Centre will have you covered. The holidays will see an exploration of Fire and Ice throughout...
Sparkling Memories; ON THE BOTTLE HELEN SAVAGE
During a school trip to France when I was 14 I had my first experience of fizz - a sip of sparkling Vouvray. I still love it. It's made in the same way as champagne, by a long, slow second fermentation in each bottle, followed by a lengthy repose...
Spotlight on Region's Dancers; DANCE
Some significant steps are being taken as the North East builds its reputation for dance. David Whetstone reports Two young North East dance companies are to perform at the UK's leading showcase for the art form and that, everyone agrees, is very good...
Supermarket Loyalty to UK Farmers 'Shortlived' BEEF
Byline: JO BLAKEMORE jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk SHOULD farmers believe anything that the supermarkets tell them? That's the question from Chris Mallon, chief executive of the National Beef Association. He said: "Yet again finishers are wondering...
Taking Real Steps into World of Dance; Some of the Region's Most Nimble Students Are Stepping out on Tour, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE STUDENTS at one of the region's universities have been exploring outer space and its phenomena, including stars, meteors, the planets and, er, aliens. You might guess from the latter that they are not studying astronomy....
Taste of America
Life couldn't be sweeter right now for sister-and-brother team Kristy Giblin and Greg Small whose new pudding business is already on a steady rise. Barbara Hodgson finds out more Minutes in to our interview and Kristy Giblin is interrupted by the arrival...
Taunton's Testing Ground Will Suit Tin Pot Man Well
Byline: Saraband Racing Writer jnl.sport@ncjmedia.co.uk TIN Pot Man is another on an attractive perch and could take some beating in the Iris Sharp Memorial Handicap Chase at Taunton. Evan Williams has been mixing and matching over fences and...
Thank You for the Music; Street Performers Have Been Providing the Soundtrack to Citydwellers'lives for Years. Whether It Be Classical String Arrangements or Electric Guitar, the Eclectic Mix of Buskers Dotted around Newcastle's Streets Serve to Liven Up the City. RUTH LAWSON Delves into the World of the Busker
STRUMMING their guitars or singing soulfully as people hurry by, buskers are familiar sights on the streets of our towns and cities. Performers of all ages, some are raising money to fund their musical careers, others for charity, while others still...
The Journal North Index
VARIATION HIGH DATE LOW DATE STOCK ............................... SECTOR PRICE DAY 5Dy P/E Y''LD 1207 0511 96512 2204 Amec .................... Oil Equipment & Services 1020 -3 -25 14.86 3.70 392 2001 21712 0402 Barratt ................................
The Sound of Simon; THEATRE the Story Behind Simon and Garfunkel Is Being Brought to the Stage - All Set to Their Legendary Soundtrack of Course. Sam Wonfor Talks to Dean Elliott Who Plays the the First Half of the Legendary Duo
It doesn't get much more method than what actor Jonny Smart has agreed to do for his upcoming role as Art Garfunkel. "He has agreed to have a perm for the duration of the tour," laughs his on-stage other half, Dean Elliott, (who plays Paul Simon...
Trash TV from Channel 4; Views of the North
I WONDER why Channel 4 TV has an inclination for demonising the poor and unemployed, I refer to their current trashy offering "Benefits Street", which is a spurious depiction of those on benefits. I've no doubt there are layabouts and scroungers...
Tyne Running Once More; THEATRE
Michael Chaplin's play Tyne made quite a splash at its launch last summer and its ripple effect spread far and wide. Now, as Barbara Hodgson reports, the play is returning to its North East source for a run at two theatres It was an inspired idea....
Underperforming FTSE Hit by Investor Concern; FTSE 100
Byline: tom daniels Brewin Dolphin FALLS in Vodafone and BG Group led the FTSE 100 decline to five-week lows in yesterday's trading, with London's main market underperforming against its other major European peers. The FTSE closed the session...
United Dressing Room Would Cope If Cabaye Left
THESE are going to be nervous days for Newcastle United with Paris Saint-Germain circling around Yohan Cabaye. It seems as if a first bid has gone in but if the figure of PS14million is to be believed, that's a ridiculous offer from PSG. It's a...
Valentine's Poetry with a Difference
Byline: David Whetstone Traditionally, Valentine's Day is an occasion for verse, and much of it very bad indeed. But those in search of a proper February 14 poem can turn to a new hardback anthology from Bloodaxe Books. It is called Passionfood:...
Villagers Put THEIRTRUST in Plan for Pub
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@trinitymirror.com AHISTORIC gardener's cottage could soon be dealing in pints rather than plants - to the delight of a village with no pub. The National Trust has lodged a planning application...
Warning to Coalition in Chase for 'Grey Votes'
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com ALEADING North East peer has accused the coalition of chasing the "grey vote" at the expense of the young. Campaigners say young people are being disproportionately targeted in Government...
Welcome for New Figures on Higher Education
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE North East students than ever are being accepted at universities around the country, latest statistics have shown. Last year, a record number of 16,310 young people from the region...
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