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 6, 2014

Actor's Got His Co-Star Well Trained for Theatre; Performing Shakespeare with Fellow Humans Is One Thing, but a Four-Legged Lady Called Mossup Has Been Keeping Roger Morlidge on His Toes, as DAVID WHETSTONE Explains
HOWEVER well he performs at Newcastle Theatre Royal this week, actor Roger Morlidge knows he is going to be upstaged... by a dog! Dogs on stage are invariably scene stealers and Shakespeare must have known exactly what he was doing in The Two Gentlemen...
A View from the Gallowgate
Byline: Paul Dixon I think we can safely assume there won't be any managerial vacancies here for the foreseeable future. There is little I've seen this year which makes me happy about that. There is little I've seen to suggest Alan Pardew is...
Battle Is on to End the Blight of Late Payments
Byline: PAYMENTS ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH East businesses interested in tackling the blight of late payments are being invited to a free event at which the issue is to be discussed. According to the CBI, firms across the...
Boro Are in Great Shape - on the Field at Least; Players Shake off Bug to Seal Win
MIDDLESBROUGH 2 FULHAM 0 PATCHED-UP Middlesbrough go into the international break in rude health after signing off with a win over in-form Fulham. The virus-ravaged Teessiders looked laboured in the first half but raised the temperature after the...
Buses' Slippery Slope
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Correspondent rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk FORCING North East teens to pay for transport to school or college is a "slippery slope" and unfair on young people, a would-be Liberal Democrat MP said. ...
Cinema in Search for New Venue
Byline: Mikey Reynolds Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk AN INDEPENDENT Newcastle cinema is hunting for a new venue after winning PS103,000 of public money. The volunteer-run Star and Shadow Cinema on Stepney Bank, overlooking the Ouseburn...
Cisse Calls for Collective Responsibility at United; Pardew's Only Thinking about That First Victory
Byline: Neil Cameron neil.cameron@ncjmedia.co.uk PAPISS Cisse has given his personal backing to Alan Pardew - and claimed everyone should share the responsibility for the start to Newcastle United's season. The striker's two goals at Swansea...
Columnist
Byline: LES WALTON IHAVE mainly worked in schools within 15 miles of the Bigg Market toilets flushing (my definition of Geordie-ism). Later in my career when I returned to the North East after working down south in Bradford, the unique qualities...
Columnist
Byline: TOM GUTTERIDGE ON Saturday night we were invited for dinner with some friends. As we sat down, I noticed something different about our host's appearance. Had he lost weight? Did he have new spectacles? Then I twigged. There was something...
Day of Real Surprises as United Show Toughness; Draw Proves an Unexpected Boost
Byline: Neil Cameron at Liberty Stadium QUITE a few things happened at Swansea City's Liberty Stadium which were rather unexpected. Newcastle United twice came from behind and recovered from a dreadful first-half performance to take a vital point....
Diplomacy Is the Best Way to Honour a Good Man's Memory
Byline: GEORGE HEPBURN IWOKE up on Saturday to the news that Alan Henning had been beheaded. It made me feel sick. That is exactly the effect that Isis wanted to achieve. Another victory for the jihadists But I must nevertheless hang on to my belief...
Evo-Stik League Round-Up
AFTER going behind and then leading 4-1, Blyth Spartans had to withstand late pressure before edging a seven-goal Evo-Stik Premier thriller at Belper. With just six minutes gone, Spartans conceded a penalty and Ian Ross sent goalkeeper Peter Jeffries...
Family of Late Artist Hand over Studio to Museum
Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk CELEBRATED artist Norman Cornish donated his studio to a North East museum, just months before his death. The painter's studio, from his home in Spennymoor, County Durham, was donated to...
Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League
WHITLEY Bay know all about how to win the FA Carlsberg Vase but they were hard pressed before seeing off Ebac Northern League rivals South Shields in an action-packed tie at Hillheads. Fortunes ebbed and flowed before the Seahorses edged the Mariners...
FirstGroup under Pressure; FORECAST ROGERT BAIRD Business@ncjmedia.Co.UK
Byline: ROGERT BAIRD ATURNAROUND drive at First-Group will be in the spotlight during a week in which updates are also due from pub and brewery group Marston's and catalogue retailer N Brown. FirstGroup, which is posting a halfyear trading update...
Fletcher Is Optimistic after Stick from Fans
STEVEN Fletcher admits he has endured a "frustrating" spell at Sunderland. Yet while the Black Cats striker says he has fielded "stick" from supporters, he insists it has neither got him down nor left him seeking a loan move elsewhere. Fletcher...
FromWestminster to a Key Role at Digital Bank
Byline: BANKING TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk ALABOUR politician who came to prominence during the banking crisis has been appointed to a key role at a start-up bank in the North East. Lord John McFall, chairman of the Treasury Select...
Guide to Three Foot Conditions
CONSIDERING the three forms of foot disease in sheep, lameness is one of the major welfare problems seen in the sheep industry, which can cause large losses in production if not dealt with properly. VET'S There are three forms of foot disease which...
Helping 'Lost' Generation; Views of the North
AS thousands of youngsters celebrated 'good' A level and GCSE results across the city this summer, a significant minority will not achieve or will drop out of formal education for whatever reason. According to Ofsted, reported in The Journal last...
Inexperience Will Be No Handicap to Success of Filbert
Byline: Saraband THE form of Use Your Filbert's debut victory at Haydock a month ago could not have worked out much better and he is well fancied to make it two from two on his handicap bow at Pontefract. Robert Cowell's Acclamation colt had...
Job Done Says Cameron as Borderers Progress
BERWICK RANGERS 2 FORMARTINE UNITED 0 BERWICK manager Colin Cameron said his side's win over Formartine in the Scottish Cup's second round was a confidence-booster. However, he is disappointed Rangers will not be able to maintain the momentum into...
Lib Dems' Pledge to 'Neglected' North East
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg threw his backing behind ambitious PS15bn plans to transform the transport network across the North as his party conference began in Glasgow....
Mourinho Is Told to Push off by Wenger
ARSENE Wenger attempted to make light of his shove on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after Arsenal fell to a 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge which saw the Blues extend their advantage at the top of the Premier League to five points. Eden Hazard, with a...
Northumberland Sheep Farmers Hit by Rustlers
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk SHEEP rustlers have struck twice at North East farms stealing 300 animals worth around PS30,000. The first incident came to light on September 30 when around 270 sheep were reported missing from...
No Winners in Bleak Tale
Wet House, The Live Theatre, Newcastle. No punches are pulled in playwright Paddy Campbell's powerful account of a wet house. This is a sometimes tragic, sometimes sordid tale of society's most dispossessed, living one step up from the street, in...
Opening Up Another Way to Report Abuse
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk ACHARITY is urging people in the North East to report child abuse concerns online as soon as possible. With one in four adults in the region worried about the safety of a child in their...
Out-of-Hours GP Cover Deal Axed at 11th Hour
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk AROW has broken out after a bid to provide out-of-hours GP services in the region was axed at the 11th hour. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the North of Tyne area abandoned an...
Poyet in Praise of Fletcher's Hunger; Poyet Says Scot Will Start at St Mary's
Byline: Steve Brown steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk GUSTAVO Poyet has praised Steven Fletcher's "anger and hunger", admitting that, in need of a striker to score 10-plus goals this season, he may have erred previously in omitting the Scot from...
Race Overshadowed by Bianchi's Horror Crash
FORMULA One departed Suzuka and bound for Sochi with the thoughts of everyone involved in the sport firmly left behind with Jules Bianchi - as the Marussia driver fought for his life in a Japanese hospital. Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate...
Regional Round-Up
DARLINGTON Mowden Park coach Danny Brown said Saturday's 41-12 win over Macclesfield was just the tip of the iceberg of what his side can do. Building on a 10-0 interval lead after Callum McKenzie's try, Mowden added four more after the break to...
Relief All Round as Falcons' Run without a Win Is Finally Ended; THE MATCH: Newcastle Falcons 29 Exeter Chiefs 24
Byline: Mark Smith at Kingston Park @markismith50 THE collective puff of relief on the final whistle was as strong as any wind Kingston Park has ever seen - Newcastle Falcons bringing their winless Premiership run to a merciful end after 11 long...
'Reverse Cuts in Forces' to Fight Terror
CUTS to the Army must be reversed if Britain is to play its part in defeating Islamic State and other religious extremist threats across the globe, a former head of the armed forces has warned. Lord Richards of Herstmonceux said thousands more regular...
Runner Seals Marathon Hat-Trick
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk IT'S been dubbed Britain's most beautiful running event, but nobody seems to enjoy it more than Ceri Rees. For yesterday Ceri won the Kielder Marathon for the third time in a row. Originally...
Schoolboy Trader with a Future in the Clouds; Scepticism Remains among Some IT Professionals over the Merits of Cloud Computing. but Atlas Cloud Boss Pete Watson Is Convinced It's Only a Matter of Time before a Full-Scale Shift Takes Place among Businesses. Here He Tells ROBERT GIBSON How Even SMEs Can See the Benefits. THE MONDAY INTERVIEW
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON TRADITIONAL IT is on the verge of death. At least that's the view of Pete Watson, who argues that while risk-adverse companies might cling to the old ways of working for a while, all will eventually get swept up in the tide...
Shock at House Smashes
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO out-of-control cars careered into Northumberland homes within just a few hours of each other. The first car, a Ford Focus, hit a semi-detached house in Ashington at 10pm on Saturday,...
Standard of Living Is Worse Than Thought
Byline: BETH FARHAT NEW figures published last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK's living standards crisis is worse than previously thought. While the new ONS figures show better economic growth than previous estimates,...
Study Sparks Campaign to Slow Traffic near Schools
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Correspondent rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk ATHIRD of parents in a North East city have been involved in witnessed near-misses outside their primary school gates, research a charity has shown. More...
Sunderland Patience Pays off with Strikers on Song
Byline: Steve Brown at the Stadium of Light THE goals will come, said Gus Poyet, prophetically. Now, so too has the win. Sunderland - who have waited patiently, it must be said, without panic - claimed their first of this Premier League season...
Super Subs Make Striking Difference in Heed's Win
GATESHEAD 3 BRAINTREE TOWN 1 GARY Mills didn't get the clean sheet he was looking for, and his side had to come from behind once again, but the Gateshead boss did see his side return to winning ways - and in some style, writes JEFF BOWRON. His side...
Technology Team Sees PS10m Turnover Increase
Byline: TECHNOLOGY COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk TECHNOLOGY experts ITPS have seen turnover jump from PS11m to PS21m in the past 18 months after securing a series of multi-million pound contracts to underpin the firm's ambitious growth...
There Is a Green Hill; Walking around Northumbria, Walking around My Father by Michael Chaplin
Walk 2:Whittingham to Holystone ANDREW Curry was such a lover of cricket he gave over one of the fields of his dairy farm to it, carefully cutting and rolling the square before his team took on the might of visiting Glanton or even the big boys of...
Thrashing Proves the Final Straw as Cooper Quits Pool
HARTLEPOOL UNITED 0 CARLISLE UNITED 3 THE last time Keith Curle stood in the Victoria Park press box to conduct an interview, the then-Notts County manager was minutes from the sack after a defeat at Hartlepool United. On Saturday, as the victorious...
Treve Proves the Comeback Queen Again at the Arc
TREVE contrived to make a comeback nothing short of remarkable for a second consecutive Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in a moment at Longchamp which will stand alongside those through any era of France's most prestigious race. Written off by virtually...
UK Looking Far Stronger Than the Eurozone; SHARE WATCH
Byline: Andrew Miller LONDON'S Mayfair has always been an ultra-exclusive enclave that billionaires around the globe call home, but with many units now transacted for more than PS5100 per square foot, it's a sign that London is a truly international...
Watch and Remember Town's Ups and Downs; the Bygone Time of a Northumberland Town Has Been Captured on a New DVD. BARBARA HODGSON Takes a Look
WAR.TIME WAR.TIME AAAzeppelin raid which destroyed a village sta which destroyed a village sta -tion, miners' gala days and street parties to mark royal occasions over the years all combine in a new DVD to build a fascinating picture of the history...
Wearside League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT ALTHOUGH Liam Davison quickly cancelled out Adam Preston's early strike, Gateshead Leam Rangers bowed out of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup when they conceded three second half goals at Redcar Athletic. Lewis Ramage restored...
We're Getting Better All the Time, Insists Flournoy
DURHAM WILDCATS 73 NEWCASTLE EAGLES 99 NEWCASTLE Eagles maintained their stranglehold on North East rivals Durham Wildcats as they secured their first win of the BBL campaign yesterday. It was Fab Flournoy's side's 15th consecutive win against the...
Wilson: I Am Ready to Party after Win; GOLF
AN emotional Oliver Wilson admitted he could be "drunk for a while" following his win in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, after starting the week ranked 792nd in the world. Wilson, who finished runnerup nine times on the European Tour before...
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