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 7, 2014

A Jolly Bud Show Lapped Up by All
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday THE rst-night audience were surely left with sore hands and feet from clapping and toe-tapping after this production of a musical now in its 25th year. And the star of the...
'A Million Reasons Why World Should Be Thankful for Brendan Foster' THE INTERVIEW: Lord Seb Coe
EVEN for a man who has won the Olympics three times, there are certain things that are beyond you. Lord Sebastian Coe triumphed twice on the track - in Moscow and Los Angeles - before elevating his reputation by delivering London's glittering Olympics...
Anderson Reprieve Is Not Going to Change Our Style
Byline: Rory Dollard ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook has no intention of tempering his side's behaviour in the aftermath of James Anderson's disciplinary hearing, claiming international cricket should never be "nicey nicey". Anderson heads into...
Bandits' New Look Takes to the Track; SPEEDWAY
Byline: Lawrence Heppell BERWICK Bandits are at the Redcar Bears tonight in Premier League action, with their new-look line-up on display for the first time this season. Berwick boss John Anderson, in his recently assumed role as team manager,...
Bernard Trafford; Columnist
T'S all about lists and league tables nowadays. INo sooner is summer here than newspapers are full of the top 25 seaside destinations: the best 50 country walks in Britain; the 15 most spectacular views; the 20 finest fish and chip shops in seaside...
Borini Keeps Sunderland Waiting; Forward Keeps Black Cats Waiting
Byline: Stuart Rayner @sturayner SUNDERLAND'S drawn-out pursuit of Fabio Borini is no nearer a conclusion with the Italian still to reach a decision on his future. The failure to complete the loan signing of Santiago Vergini meant a day many...
Boris Finally Admits - I Want to Be an MP Again
Byline: Gavin Gordon LONDON mayor Boris Johnson has declared his intention to stand for Parliament at next year's general election, putting an end to months of speculation. Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to welcome the announcement, saying...
Build-to-Rent Market Is the Place to Do Business; HOUSING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk RISING numbers of private rentals are driving Grainger Plc to focus on the build-torent market, the firm has said. Founded in 1912, the Newcastleheadquartered business is the UK's largest private...
Businesses Have Stars in Their Eyes
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESSES are being urged to prepare to take advantage of the North East's dark starry skies. Astro-tourism is a rapidly expanding sector for local accommodation providers,...
Chinese Banks Strengthening Capital Positions; FTSE 100
Byline: LOVENESS MILLER Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 Index traded down throughout yesterday, tracking overnight weakness in Asian markets. In China, further signals that large banks are strengthening their capital positions against a decelerating...
Coe:You Could Be in the Running for These Great Games
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk THE mastermind behind London's successful Olympics, Lord Sebastien Coe, believes Newcastle and the North East can stage a successful Commonwealth Games - if the city decides...
Coloccini Has Work Cut out to Silence His Critics; He Has Been a Rock at the Back for Newcastle - but Neil Cameron Questions Whether Time Is Catching Up with United's Skipper
Byline: Neil Cameron TRULY great sportsmen should never be written off. From Muhammad Ali to Shane Warne to Roger Federer, the very best take huge satisfaction in showing their critics just how wrong they were to include the word 'finished' in any...
Contracts Will Bring a Surge in Recruitment; RENEWABLES
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk INNOVATIVE electronics manufacturer Turbo Power Systems is surging ahead with plans to swell its ranks after securing contracts in new renewable energy markets. The Gateshead-based firm designs...
Deaths
BAILEY RUTH (Low Stobhill). Morpeth. Peacefully at home on 1st August 2014, aged 88 years, Ruth, beloved wife of the late Alan and loving mam of Tony and Noel, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Private Funeral Service will...
Don't Let Extra Weight Colour Your Judgement
Byline: Saraband HOOP Of Colour appears to be on a steep upward curve as she tackles the Cobham Handicap at Sandown. Lady Cecil's runner has been hiked 6lb for a narrow success at Pontefract but the handicapper may still not quite have her measure...
Ebola Medic Quarantined but Ignorance Is Spreading
Byline: STATESIDE With US Editor Christopher Bucktin Follow him on Twitter @chrisbucktin WHILE in Atlanta last week I watched with great interest Ebola victim Dr Kent Brantly appear gingerly from the back of his ambulance and walk unaided in to...
Edna Sets Sights on Notable Double
EDNA Kiplagat will have a score to settle when she attempts to complete another famous double in the Bupa Great North Run. e 34-year-old Kenyan ran her way into the record books when she won the World Championship marathon in Moscow in August last...
Embarking on a Voyage Full OFVICTORIAN Intrigue; Author Debbie Taylor Is Hoping Her New Crime Mystery Will Cruise into the Bookshelves of Many Following Its Nautical Launch Today. BARBARA HODGSON Reports
IF you want to make a splash with your latest novel, then you might as well make a big one, which is what local writer Debbie Taylor is planning to do through an unusual book launch. Today's attention-grabbing event for her historical crime mystery...
Europe's Golfers Return to Exorcise 2008 Ghost
Byline: Phil Casey EUROPE'S golfers have returned to the scene of their only Ryder Cup defeat this century for the 96th US PGA Championship, which gets under way today. But they have rarely been in better shape to turn team disappointment into...
Fears for Stretch of Road Where Teenage Girl Died
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter Brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTHUMBERLAND teenager killed in a car crash was travelling on a "very dangerous stretch of road", a senior councillor has claimed. Rachel Blaylock, 18, from Ponteland,...
Forget Internal Battles Forget Internal Battles and Work Together, Relay Team Told
BRITAIN'S new breed of sprinters must end the "friction" between rival camps to strike relay gold at the European Championships, according to Darren Campbell. Campbell backed the British 4x100 metre relay squad to break the European record he helped...
Healthy Body, Healthy Minds; A New Health and Fitness Programme Is Helping Transform the Lives of People in the North East without the Need for Surgical Help. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Finds out More about the Scheme
Byline: HELEN RAE truly truly ence. "joined being watched her "joined being watched her Healthy body, healthy minds Healthy body, healthy minds AFITNESS and well-being centre is helping to transform the lives of overweight people through a landmark...
'Hold Back on Rate Rise' Call as Output Stutters; ECONOMY
Byline: JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS BRITAIN'S manufacturing sector limped back to growth in June, as output rose by a smaller-than-expected 0.3% after going backwards in May, official figures showed. The meagre increase further dented hopes that the...
How to Avoid the Woes of Woods; JONATHAN LUPTON Head Teaching Professional at Close House Golf Academy Jonathan.Lupton@closehouse.Co.UK 01661 852953
Byline: JONATHAN LUPTON SAY what you like about Tiger Woods - and many people have - he is no quitter. The 14-time major winner pulled out of the Bridgestone Invitational halfway through his final round at the weekend, when his long-standing...
Huge Spending Gap Must Be Redressed
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk HOPES of rebalancing the economy will be dashed if a huge gap in infrastructure spending is not addressed, an MP warned in the wake of a new report. Spending per head on projects...
Ideas to Help You Ditch Your Sugar Habit
THE fact sugar's not good for you isn't exactly news - you've probably tried cutting down at some point. THE fact sugar's not good for you isn't exactly news - you've probably tried cutting down at some point. But according to the NHS, the average...
If We Stick Together We Can Turn around Our 50-Overs Form
Byline: FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH with CHRIS RUSHWORTH IT'S been a tough start to Durham's 50-over campaign, with three defeats in our first four Royal London Cup matches. Whenever you lose games the last thing you want to do is find excuses. With...
Let's Put Whole Region on Commonwealth Map
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com SUPPORTERS of a potential North East Commonwealth Games have called for city and council boundaries not to get in the way of an event which could put the whole region on the world map. As...
'Let Us Build a Bigger Home', Begs Family
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A YOUNG family from Northumberland are pleading with councillors to go against officer advice and allow them to build a new home. Husband and wife Laura Varty-Lindsay and...
Medical Notes
medicines. medicines. According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, part of the reason could be parents are confused by different units of measurement - such as teaspoons, tablespoons and millilitres - which are used inter-changeably...
Meet the New Boys
GRAHAM Kavanagh assesses his summer purchases following another busy summer at Carlisle United, with 13 players exiting Brunton Park and eight arriving. BILLY PAYNTER "I hope Billy Paynter's going to be a talisman, the target man who gives us that...
Milestone Run to Bring Boost to Local Economy
THE regional economy looks set to receive a major boost from the Great North Run this year as organisers of the half-marathon celebrate the one millionth runner to finish. On September 4 - three days before the big event - some 25,000 people will...
Ministers Accused of Letting Down Troops
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk LABOUR peer Lord Jeremy Beecham accused the Government of letting veterans down as it emerges there is a backlog in compensation claims. Lord Beecham, pictured right, said Ministers...
MPs Consider New Ways to Boost Region's Economy
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com Labour MPs in the North East have been asked to draw up fresh proposals for helping the region's economy grow, after a high-prole policy launched by their party leader Ed Miliband...
Never Thought We'd Welcome Them Back!
Byline: Guy Bell Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk TIME was they would have sent the locals eeing - now these invading Vikings were welcomed to Tynside. e group are camped out on the lawn of the Great North Museum: Hancock where they will...
Palestinian Flag Hoisted in City over Gaza Killings
Byline: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk CITY councillors have flown the Palestinian flag at Newcastle's Civic Centre to protest against the loss of life in the ongoing Israeli conflict. Newcastle city councillor David Stockdale...
Pardew CONFIDENTTAYLOR Can End His Injury Misery; Taylor Can End His Injury Torment
Byline: Neil Cameron @neilcameron5 ALAN Pardew believes Ryan Taylor will play again for Newcastle United and even hinted the midfielder could be weeks away from a comeback. If the 29-year-old can prove his fitness and force his way into the manager's...
Protection from Abuse; Views of the North Views of the North 07/08/14
HARDLY a day passes without media coverage of multiple abuse cases and cover-ups in all manner of institutions ranging from hospitals, care homes, schools (usually illicit relationships), detention centres, old people's hostels, the BBC, the army,...
Results Are Secondary at This Stage for Falcons
Byline: Mark Smith Sports writer mark.smith04@ncjmedia.co.uk PERFORMANCE will be the main benchmark for Dean Richards tonight in the Basque country, where his Newcastle Falcons side open their pre-season account against Bayonne. The director...
Rethink on Wind Farm as Similar Scheme Is Halted
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk ADECISION on plans for a wind farm in the Northumberland countryside has been deferred following the Government's refusal of another turbine scheme nearby. County councillors...
Return of Rain Has Proven Benefits; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@tradewindsnews.com LAST week's Junior Fly Fishing Taster Day at Chatton Trout Fishery was a great success, with Bob Smith and his keen young anglers having a great time despite the weather. Taster days...
Scottish Independence Debate Date Draws near; DEBATE
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESSES keen to get an insight on the implications of the Scottish referendum for the North East economy have less than two weeks to purchase tickets for a business breakfast being run by The...
Show Organisers' High Hopes for Bumper Year; FARMING
Byline: robert gibson robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk HE 155th Slaley Show is set to take place on Saturday. TLast year, the event attracted more than 1,000 entries for its wide range of sections, including horticultural, industrial, children's,...
Suffering in Silence Isn't Manly; Prostate Symptoms Are Extremely Common in Males over the Age of 50, Yet Many Are Putting off Seeing Their Doctor about It. Abi Jackson Sorts the Men from the Boys
Natural remedies such as A.Vogel Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules, can offer relief from BPH Natural remedies such as A.Vogel Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules, can offer relief from BPH Young men may also suffer prostate problems but there's no point...
Super-Region Plan Puts Science and Transport at Fore
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com BBC journalist Evan Davis, the new presenter of Newsnight, came up with a bold idea earlier this year. Presenting a documentary about London's economic dominance, he suggested...
Surface Mine Will Be Extended as Plan Is Approved
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com PLANS to extend a surface mine near a Northumberland beauty spot have been given the goahead by council bosses. Durham-based Banks Mining has seen its planning application for the...
Top Civil Servant New Boss at Sage; APPOINTMENTS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of the country's top civil servants is to take the helm of software giant Sage. With Guy Berruyer retiring from the FTSE 100 company on November 5, his shoes will be lled by Stephen Kelly,...
Tougher Than the Rest - Carlisle Bulk out for League Two; THE SEASON PREVIEW: Carlisle United Graham Kavanagh's Carlisle Squad Has Been Rebuilt with Toughness and Trust in Mind, He Tells Stuart Rayner
Byline: Stuart Rayner IT is the kind of footballing manifesto you expect of a man who made his name as a cultured midfielder. "I want to pass the ball and be pleasing on the eye," Graham Kavanagh says of Carlisle United. "I want us to be creative,...
Trouble Brewing ATTETLEY over Redundancies Plan
A FACTORY used as the backdrop by the Prime Minister to announce Teesside's City Deal status is expected to make 23 redundancies. Tata Global Beverages, home of the famous Tetley brand, employs 340 at its Eaglescliffe base and is the largest teabag...
TV Choice
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1, 9pm The genealogy documentary returns for a new series, starting withBaftawinning actress Julie Walters, of Educating Rita, Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter fame. She traces her roots back to Co Mayo in western Ireland, where...
Two University Students Killed in Malaysia Row
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com TWO talented university students from Newcastle University have been stabbed to death in Malaysia. Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in the Kuching area of Borneo where they...
Who Won - and Does It Matter? on Tuesday Night, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling Took Part in the First of Two Debates in the Run-Up to the Vote on Scottish Independence. DAVID LUCAS Looked at How It Panned out and What It Means for the Campaign
THE spin started early for the big debate about Scottish independence - and there was no let-up yesterday. With just six weeks to go until Scotland's independence referendum, the leaders of the two campaigns met in a television debate in Glasgow....
Why Home Cooking Could Help Ensure Health for Life Help Ensure Health for Life
PARENTS who spend time and eort who spend time and eort preparing food in the home may preparing food in the home may help their children develop healthier help their children develop healthier eating habits, research has shown. a study found that...
YOUR MONEY; Your Money Queries Are Answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
Q. I have been told it is now possible to access my personal pension fund as a lump sum. I am 52, and could do with the cash. How do I go about this? A. There are two issues here. The Chancellor has announced a change in the rules from next April,...
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