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 6, 2014

Academics Stage Boycott in Bitter Row over Pensions
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com ACADEMICS at two North East universities are staging a marking boycott from today amid a bitter row over pensions. The action will take place at the universities of Newcastle...
A Night to Forget for Nine-Man City; Two Goals Conceded and Two Sent off at Etihad
MANCHESTER CITY 1 CSKA MOSCOW 2 FERNANDINHO and Yaya Toure were sent off as Manchester City crashed to a damaging 2-1 loss to CSKA in the Champions League. The pair were both dismissed in the second half as City struggled to get back into a Group...
Battle Tank Takes Up Position at Museum
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE role of armaments manufacture in the industrial history of Tyneside will be symbolised by the display of a battle tank outside Newcastle's Discovery Museum. The museum...
Britain to Send Troops to Iraq in Terror Fight
Byline: James Tapsfield BRITAIN is "stepping up" its military presence in Iraq, with troops being sent to help local forces in the battle against Islamic State, the Defence Secretary has confirmed. UK forces will offer further training to Iraqi...
Cameron's Jobs Claim Sparks Swift Backlash
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE Government has created jobs in the region - while Labour was happy to concentrate prosperity in the south of England, according to the Prime Minister. But the bold claims...
Car Dealer Acquires Small Taxi Supply Firm
Byline: MOTORS COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk MOTOR dealer Vertu has expanded into the taxi sector through its latest acquisition. The Gateshead-headquartered business has struck a deal worth PS700,000 to acquire The Taxi Centre Limited...
Chef Takes Trip North to Serve Up Special Treat
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk MARCO Pierre White was in Newcastle yesterday to serve up the second course of a two-day treat for diners at his city centre restaurant. The celebrity chef and restaurateur created...
Clegg Calls for Ancient Pacers to Go
NICK Clegg is calling for the Government to get rid of outdated "cattle truck" trains from rail lines in the North by 2025. Dilapidated Pacer trains, some of which are 30 years old, were due to be replaced as part of the new franchise for local...
Companies Today
COST PREESURES Rising costs have taken the shine off strong trading at JD Wetherspoon after it handed its staff a 5% pay increase and it was hit by higher utility bills. The chain, which has more than 900 pubs and about 29,000 hourly-paid staff,...
Council to Consider a Vote of No Confidence
Byline: TOWN council which Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com ATOWN council which last year faced a bullying inquiry will meet tonight to consider a vote of no confidence against its management team. Blyth Town Council's finance committee...
Crowds Flock to Enjoy Firework Celebrations
Byline: Myriah Towner Reporter myriah.towner@trinitymirror.com THOUSANDS of families enjoyed a dazzling night of fireworks at events across the region. As vivid displays splashed across the sky, swarms of people braved the chilly weather as they...
Curtain Goes Up on New Plans for the People's
Byline: David Whetstone Culture Editor david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk MAJOR redevelopment plans have been unveiled by the theatre which helped to nurture the early performance ambitions of stars including Kevin Whately, Ross Noble, Andrea Riseborough...
Deloitte Staff Set to Go to the Top of the Class
Byline: EDUCATION TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH EAST businesses are being called on to help tackle growing disparity in educational attainment in the region. Business and education leaders gathered at auditing firm Deloitte's...
Different Ball Game for Wales Star Jake
IT IS not stretching the boundaries of sporting fantasy to suggest that Wales lock Jake Ball might have played cricket for Australia had he not loathed fielding so much. But Australia's loss is Wales' gain, and Ball will run out against the Wallabies...
Don't Let Stress Get the Better of You Don't Let Stress Get the Better of You Don't Let Stress Get the Better of You Don't Let Stress Get the Better of You; Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day on November 5, Abi Jackson Highlights Some of the Signs That Suggest You've Reached Your Limit
Byline: Abi Jackson STRESS, in many ways, is our friend. It's part of our programming, that automatic fight or flight response that helps us dash for cover when we spot danger, or knuckle down to get jobs done. It's all thanks to that surge of hormones...
Eagles Star: The British League Is Stronger Than Ever
Byline: Michael Race DREW Lasker has seen the British Basketball League develop throughout his career and now believes it is stronger than ever. But little do the Newcastle Eagles fans know of how the 32-year-old ended up on Tyneside and how...
England Fast-Track for United's Aarons; England Keeping Eye on United Duo
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk ENGLAND bosses are running the rule over Rolando Aarons with a view to fast-tracking Newcastle United's flying winger into the under-21 set-up. Aarons was handed his first...
England Must Hope All Blacks Have an off Day; UTTLEY ON RUGBY
Byline: with Roger Uttley WE KEEP talking about New Zealand being the standard bearers of total rugby once they get their offloading game going, and that is the challenge facing England on Saturday. I am off down to Twickenham very much looking...
Everyone Has a Right to Die with Dignity
tHE funeral of tragic Oxo mum Lynda Bellingham once again brought home the very harsh and cruel reality of cancer. Increasingly it seems no one is left untouched by this terrible disease. The courage of sufferers seems to know no bounds and none...
Ex-Teacher Jailed for Sex Abuse
PRIMARY school pupils in County Durham made themselves sick with washing up liquid to try to avoid lessons with a teacher who sexually abused them in front of the whole class, a court has heard. When one child complained about Ronald Wotton, the...
Firm Records Losses, but Says Potential Is Huge; TECHNOLOGY COREENA FORD Coreena.Ford@ncjmedia.Co.UK
AFIRM which posts annual turnover of PS4,000 and losses of more than PS2m is poised to be a global leader, its directors believe. Applied Graphene Materials yesterday published its first full-year financial results since listing on the AIM stock...
Food for Thought
Sara Pascoe vs History, The Stand Newcastle First things first, when it comes to shows living up to their title, Sara Pascoe's debut UK touring show does not do what is says on the tin. The 33-year-old comic, who is deservedly becoming a force to...
Getting the Best out of Your Buyers
Byline: CAROLE WHITE SALES are the life blood of any business. Sales technique will always involve negotiation, because very rarely does a single item depend on a single price and a single delivery date. It is often the case that you need to negotiate...
Gus Says Cats Must Learn to Play Ugly; Poyet Was Happy at His Cats' Reaction
GUS POYET has praised the "good reaction" of his Sunderland players to a testing two weeks, but admits they "don't enjoy the ugly side of football". The Black Cats recovered from damaging, error-strewn defeats at Southampton and, at home, to Arsenal...
Inquiry to Probe Dominance of the Big Four Banks
Byline: FINANCE VICKY SHAW business@ncjmedia.co.uk AMAJOR investigation into the dominance of Britain's big four banks over the accounts of consumers and small businesses is expected to be announced today. The Competition and Markets Authority...
Irish Are Smiling after Triumph at Chatton; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@sky.com FOLLOWING the success of last year's National Bank Fly-Fishing Competition at Chatton, the fishery hosted this year's Home Nations championship. Ireland took top spot with 39,740 fish points;...
IWAS in Manchester Earlier This [...]
Byline: COLUMNIST PAUL BENNEWORTH IWAS in Manchester earlier this week and went to see Lord Heseltine as part of a University of Manchester popular politics week. Earlier in the day, George Osborne had announced a plan for an elected mayor for...
Little Oliver Meets His Friend in Need
Byline: Craig Thompson Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk ABOY who rang 999 when his mum collapsed has met the call handler who kept him on the line until officers arrived. In an emotional meeting, little Oliver Embleton, three, met Durham Constabulary's...
Marts
WIGTON November 4 Hopes Auction Co, Wigton held its weekly sale of Primestock when there was an entry of 88 Cattle, 36 Bulls, and 1089 Prime Sheep including 91 Ewes. Cattle sold to the dearest trade for some time with frenzied bidding producing...
Medical Notes
More | than 30,000 women a year in the UK die from a stroke, making it the third biggest killer among women - yet one in eight is unaware of the risks, a new poll shows. According to the Stroke Association, women account for two-thirds of all stroke...
Modern Way to Keep Past Alive; the Tragic First World War Loss of Talented College Students Has Been Revealed by a University Project. TONY HENDERSON Reports
Byline: TONY HENDERSON IF there is one overall impression which emerges from the stream of rediscovered stories of those who died in the First World War, it is that of the colossal waste of potential; of young lives cut short. Once again, this...
Nerina Not Ready to Sit Back after a Huge Year; Nerina Pallot Makes Her Sage Gateshead Debut Tonight and Has a Brimming Back Catalogue to Choose from, Thanks to Her Most Productive Year to Date. SAM WONFOR Explains and Talks to the Singer
Byline: SAM WONFOR WHEN it comes to keeping New Year resolutions, Nerina Pallot didn't make it easy for herself. At the turn of the year, the Brit and Ivor Novello award-nominated singer/songwriter resolved to record and release an EP every month...
New Pitch a Perfect Platform for Scots
SCOTLAND wing Tommy Seymour insists the PS1.25m spent on the new BT Murrayfield pitch will be repaid in Test victories. The Dark Blues found themselves bogged down at their Edinburgh home during this year's RBS Six Nations as a parasitic worm infestation...
Non-League Round-Up
WASHINGTON were much too strong for Birtley Town and romped to a 5-0 victory in last night's Ebac Northern League Second Division game. Chris Winn gave the Mechanics a 35th-minute lead and he doubled the margin five minutes later. Mark Davison...
Pardew's Time Has Been Up and Down - Now He Needs It to Be Sustainable
Byline: MARK DOUGLAS Newcastle United fans wearing Halloween masks display a banner backing previously under-fire manager Alan Pardew during the Liverpool game Newcastle United fans wearing Halloween masks display a banner backing previously under-fire...
Rivals Dun for at Musselburgh
DUN To Perfection should be respected in the Bet With Your Racing UK App Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh. Trained in Northumberland by the capable Susan Corbett, the seven-year-old chestnut looked good at Hexham in May when he trounced a fair field...
Shares Rise after M&S Sees Profits Increase
MARKS & Spencer pointed to signs of improved trading in womenswear as it battles to end three years of declining clothing sales. Shares surged by as much as 10% after chief executive Marc Bolland revealed a surprise rise in half-year profits,...
Specialists Move into Scotland; FARMING GRAEME WHITFIELD Graeme.Whitfield@ncjmedia.Co.UK
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD NORTH land and property specialists George F White have moved into new territory with the establishment of its first office in Scotland. The firm will open in the market town of Duns having merged with the long established...
Supermum Marries Just Four Hours after Birth
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com ANORTH East new mum tied the knot - just four hours after giving birth. Jasmine Grief, 27, gave birth to a baby boy at Hexham General Hospital on Halloween - then...
Surgery for Mouth Cancer Is Brutal. Don't Ignore the Signs like I Did; Survivor Is Backing Campaign
Byline: Helen Rae Health Reporter helen.rae@ncjmedia.co.uk AMOUTH cancer survivor is backing a campaign to highlight the link between alcohol and the lifethreatening condition. Gordon Mullen, from Bellingham, Northumberland, underwent surgery...
Teen Suspect in Bomb Plot Has 'Led Isolated Life'
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk NEIGHBOURS of a teenager suspected of hatching a bomb plot said his family are upstanding members of the community. An 18-year-old man remains in police custody where he is being...
The Fine Line That Good Non-Execs Must Tread; Ahead of the Nonexecutive of the Year Being Announced at the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards Next Week, We Examine the Role of the Non-Executive Director
CAN you differentiate between the roles of the non-executive and the executive director? Margaret Fay, winner of the 2013 Non Executive of the Year Award, was posed this question in the information she received for the role of chair at One NorthEast....
THIS Sunday Marks a Big [...]
Byline: COLUMNIST BERNARD TRAFFORD THIS Sunday marks a big anniversary for me. On 9th November 1989 I was appointed to my first school headship, an unusual success in three respects: I was young, a musician and an internal applicant. Celebrations...
Too Much for a Few Cyclists; Views of the North
I can well understand why Newcastle Local Authority should want to bid for a PS5.7m grant from an Cycle City Ambitions Fund of PS77m that the Coalition Government has made available to the cities to promote cycling. But I do question how they propose...
TV Choice
PEAKY BLINDERS BBC2, 9pm There may be the comparisons with Boardwalk Empire, and Cillian Murphy's Birmingham accent may take a little getting used to, but those niggles are tiny when you consider the stylish brilliance of Steven Knight's epic crime...
Waiting Game Now for Sluggish Blues
MARIBOR 1 CHELSEA 1 CHELSEA must wait to secure qualification from Champions League Group G after Eden Hazard missed a late penalty in a 1-1 draw against minnows Maribor. The Slovenians were unrecognisable from the side beaten 6-0 by Chelsea two...
We Knew Mum Loved It Here.Now It's Set in Stone
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk AFAMILY has paid special tribute to a much-missed wife and mother with the creation of a stone memorial in the grounds of Cragside in Northumberland. Shirley Scouler loved to see...
Why This Iron Man Keeps on Moving; to Finish One Iron Man Triathlon Is a Huge Achievement, Yet Reporter ANTONIA PAGET Speaks to a North East Man Who Is Aiming to Get into the Guinness World Records by Completing Seven in Just One Week
Byline: ANTONIA PAGET decade ago, Jason Roberts was lying on his back in agony. AHe had damaged two discs in his spine, and the operation that followed left him bedridden for four weeks. Now, he is taking on a challenge that would leave most...
Your Money
Your money queries are answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners Q. My partner and I, who are both in our 20s, have two young children, aged six and four. My partner has a salary of PS28,000 per year,...
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