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 January 22, 2015

60s-Era Show Serves Up the Laughs Thick and Fast
Byline: Lesley Oldfield One Man, Two Guvnors, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday I needed my interval drink after what happened to an audience member just before the break but I can't tell you why. I don't want to give away too many of the jokes,...
Anderson Puts off Decision on Future; CRICKET
ENGLAND bowler James Anderson accepts he may soon be forced to cut his international workload but has deferred any decision to focus fully on the World Cup. Anderson's importance with red or white ball is undeniable, standing alone as England's...
Argentinians Hope to Take Jonas Home; Midfielder's First Club Are Waiting in the Wings Midfielder Will Play Anywhere
Byline: Steve Brown steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk VELEZ Sarsfield are interested in signing Jonas Gutierrez, according to sources in Argentina. The 31-year-old returned to the Newcastle United fold last month, after overcoming testicular...
Artwork of Pupils Goes on Display in Cathedral
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk TALENTED young artists have taken inspiration from on high to produce some truly divine artwork. Visitors to Durham Cathedral will see at first hand the results of a creative collaboration...
Blair Insists He Did Not Put Brakes on Report
Byline: Joe Churcher Reporter TONY Blair insisted he was "absolutely and emphatically" not responsible for delaying a key report into Britain's role in the Iraq war and accused others of seeking to use the controversy to win votes. Confirmation...
Budget Is Blocked as Leaders Fall out over Key Details
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk INFIGHTING has broken out between leaders of a new authority as they mount a crucial campaign for devolution of powers away from Whitehall. Members of the North...
Burgess Continues His Learning Curve in Saxons' Ranks
SAM Burgess has admitted to a sense of "real excitement" after being picked for the England Saxons squad just 55 days into his competitive rugby union career. The former rugby league superstar has clinched a place in a 24-man Saxons group for their...
Business Leaders Blast Airport Move
Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESS leaders say the North East will not forgive nor forget should Westminster politicians try to hand Scotland powers to set its own air taxes. Chancellor George Osborne has admitted...
Chapel Plans Spark Row with Holy Islanders
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AN UNHOLY row has blown up in the so-called Cradle of Christianity over plans for a new chapel for an ecumenical body. The Community of Aidan and Hilda, which draws inspiration...
Child Arrangements Orders - the New Procedure
THERE were significant changes introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014, which was brought into force on April 22, 2014. This introduced child arrangements orders, which replaced previous residence and contact orders. A child arrangements...
Columnist
Byline: BERNARD TRAFFORD I'M not an economist. Though I run what is by some definitions an SME, can read accounts and follow balance sheets, I don't understand how the national financial wheels turn. Still, over the years I've grasped some principles...
Co-Parenting after Separation or Divorce; the Team at Hay & Kilner Ask What Is in the Best Interests of the Children
FOLLOWING separation or divorce, it can be extremely difficult for parents to agree arrangements regarding their children. It is, however, very important for the sake of the children, as well as the parents themselves, that a positive and constructive...
Deaths
BERTRAM, MAREE (St. Boswells). Scottish Borders. Peacefully, at the Margaret Kerr Unit, on Friday, 16th January, 2015, beloved wife of the late Alan. Funeral private at her own request. COHAN GILLIAN MARY (Aberdeen). Formerly of Whickham. Peacefully...
Digital and Print Firm under New Leadership; MANUFACTURING
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE'S Imprint Group has sold a majority shareholding to Sussexbased digital and litho printers, Pureprint. The deal, which was partly financed by Pureprint's recent PS5.3m Business Growth...
Disappearance Leads to Overhaul of River Safety
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk AFULL safety review of the River Wear has been ordered by the leader of Durham County Council. Coun Simon Henig said the assessment would focus on busy footpaths and areas...
Europe Set to Pump Money in; EUROPE JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS Business@ncjmedia.Co.UK
Byline: JOHN-PAUL THE European Central Bank looks set to pull the trigger on a major money-printing programme to stimulate the region's moribund economy. In a widely-anticipated move, ECB president Mario Draghi is expected to signal the start of...
Families Face Crisis over Energy Debts
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk AROUND 130,000 children across the North East are living in families who have fallen behind with their energy bill, new research reveals. A report - exposing the damaging impact...
Fund Would Back Fans' Legal Fight with Ashley over Ibrox
THE Rangers Fans Fighting Fund will back The Rangers Supporters Trust with hard cash if need be in their bid to keep Ibrox Stadium out of the clutches of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. The RST welcomed the "substantial legal fund available, should...
Getting People on Their Feet; A NEW Campaign Has Been Launched to Encourage People to Become More Physically Active. Reporter SONIA SHARMA Takes a Look at the Scheme
Byline: SONIA SHARMA ACCORDING to Government guidelines, adults should try to be active for at least 30 minutes five days a week. But not everyone is able to fit exercise into their busy working lives. A report for the Department of Health suggested...
Give Them Some Water; Views of the North
A RECENT report states that elderly people taken into hospital from care homes are 10 times more likely to be dehydrated than those admitted from other environments. What is going on here? All around we see young people sipping from little bottles...
Give Your Liver a Break - Ditch the Drink for a Few Days
ACCOUNTING for more deaths than diabetes and road deaths combined, liver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UK. And with a 25% rise in alcohol-related liver disease deaths in the last decade, it's time to take a serious look at the state of...
How a Quick Turnover Started a Bidding War
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk THERE was double delight as a painting by one of the North East's leading miner-artists soared past its saleroom estimate. The early self-portrait of Norman Cornish, who...
Innovate to Share in the Success of Rugby Showpiece
Byline: CAROLE WHITE AT the time of writing, preparations are well under way for the region to play host to the Rugby World Cup, bringing with it highly-charged exchanges, emotion and excitement. Clearly rugby, along with many other sports, is...
Is January Really National Divorce Month?
ew Year... new start? NColleagues, clients and friends often ask whether January really is the busiest time for divorce. It would seem that the flurry of PR activity and advertising by many family lawyers in January would suggest such. It could...
Joint Effort to Stay Pain-Free; as a Survey Reveals More People in Their 20s, 30s and 40s Are Experiencing Joint Pain, Experts Tell Abi Jackson Their Tips for Keeping Those Elbows, Knees and Ankles Well-Oiled
STIFF, achy joints are often associated with old age, but joint problems aren't the exclusive domain of pensioners. In fact, far from it - a new survey by joint health supplement Regenovex reveals that almost 29 per cent of the 2,000 respondents...
Keen Learner Catterick Signs New Contract
Byline: Mark Smith mark.smith@ncjmedia.co.uk FLY-HALF Tom Catterick has become the latest Newcastle Falcons player to commit to the club, the 24-year-old signing a new twoyear deal. Catterick has made the No 10 shirt his own despite starting...
Lack of Exercise Bigger Killer Than Obesity - Report Lack of Exercise Bigger Killer Than
lack of exercise is twice as likely to lead to an early grave than obesity, research has shown. A brisk 20-minute walk each day brisk 20-minute walk each day is all it takes to avoid dying prematurely, the findings suggest. Scientists looked at...
Lancaster Leaves the World Cup Door Open for Cipriani; Coach Confirms Selection Is Not a 'Last Chance'
Byline: Nick Purewal STUART Lancaster has dangled the carrot of World Cup training camp selection in front of Danny Cipriani in a bid to stop the Sale fly-half moving to France. Head coach Lancaster has revealed he will take four fly-halves into...
Lustig Is the Hero as Celtic Trounce HAPLESSWELL
CELTIC 4 MOTHERWELL 0 CELTIC moved to the top of the Scottish Premiership with a trouncing of Motherwell at Parkhead. Sunderland target Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring in the 26th minute of a one-sided first half with a close-range header before...
Majeyda Has Magic Touch
MAJEYDA found one too good on her first all-weather outing but she should be much the wiser as she tackles the Hartford End Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford City. The four-year-old has been highly tried in the past, finishing second in the...
Major Predictions for Year Ahead; at This Time of Year, It's Interesting to Consider What the Months Ahead Might Bring for the Profession, Specifically Family Lawyers. Here the Team at Major Family Law Make Their Predictions for the Legal New Year
THERE is a quiet revolution going on and we think that it will come to light in the first quarter of this year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority will make way for the first paralegal to qualify under its equivalent means route, which was introduced...
Marts
WIGTON JANUARY 15 Hope's Auction Co. held its January Show and Sale of Store Cattle with a catalogued entry of 530 on Thursday. Also forward this day 110 OTM Cattle, 1 Beef Breeding Outfit and 112 Store and Breeding Sheep. A fantastic entry of quality...
Medical Notes
Women | worry about one thing above all else, according to a new survey - the health or welfare of their mum or dad. Research by YouGov and telecare service Centra Pulse found 22 million of us have at least one parent aged 65 plus. Of those,...
Midfielder Happy to Be Jack of All Trades; Velez Want to Take Gutierrez Home
JACK Rodwell insists he is willing to play in any position to "get regular football" and help Sunderland, writes STEVE BROWN. It might help Adam Johnson too, he believes. Rodwell joined the Black Cats in a PS10 million summer move from Manchester...
Nauseous Nadal Digs Deep to Sidestep Shock
Byline: Phil Casey RAFAEL Nadal hailed an "amazing" act of sportsmanship from his opponent after overcoming nausea and dizziness to avoid a shock defeat in the second round of the Australian Open yesterday. Nadal admitted he thought about pulling...
NFU Issues Warning over EU Review on Chemicals; FARMING ROBERT GIBSON Robert.Gibson@ncjmedia.Co.UK
FAILURE to ensure a risk-based approach is taken on endocrine disruptors would have a major financial impact on farmers, the NFU has said. As part of the organisation's response to the European Commission's consultation on the matter, it suggested...
Parents' Fury over Failed Free Schools
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com PARENTS have reacted angrily to the government's caning of two North East free schools in recent days. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced on Monday that she was...
Protecting the Family Business
RESOLVING financial issues following family breakdown is not simply a business deal. Even hardened business people can find this the toughest time they have experienced. Businesses form part of the assets to be shared on divorce and can be difficult...
PS1m Investment Ushers INWEST's New Era PS1m Investment Ushers INWEST's New Era; Hard Work Pays off for North One East Outfit
Byline: SCRUM DOWN with MARK SMITH ONCE a Premiership force before tumbling down the rugby pyramid and starting again from scratch, West Hartlepool are poised to abandon their out-dated portakabins for a brand new clubhouse. Construction on the...
Region's Influence on Robbie Burns Revealed
Byline: Eleanor Steafel Reporter eleanor.steafel@trinitymirror.com HE'S as Scottish as the haggis he wrote about - but Robert Burns was inspired by his travels up and down the length and breadth of Northumberland, a new study has revealed. Researchers...
Region's Jobless Numbers Fell by 9,000 in Autumn
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE jobless total in the North East has fallen by 9,000, thanks to a large drop in the number of unemployed women. The figure for the September to November period stands at 8.5% compared to...
Review Call on Lord of Manor Rights
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com AN MP has called for an urgent review after thousands of homeowners were shocked to discover they had a lord of the manor - with the right to hunt on their property. More than...
Rich Pickings for the 1 per Cent; Are the Rich Getting Rich and the Rest of Us Getting Poorer? A New Report by Oxfam Says So. Political Editor JOnAthAn WAlkEr Took a Closer Look
he "1 per cent" are getting richer, according to Oxfam. TIn a new report, the charity warns that the richest 1% of people in the world now own 48% of all global wealth - up from just over 44% in 2010. And the charity has even provided a handy...
Salmon and Trout Figures Released; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@sky.com THE modest runs of fish to rivers throughout the UK last year are reflected in figures issued by the Environment Agency that show an increase in the numbers of salmon and sea trout running through...
Software Firm Is to Create 70 Jobs after Strong Year; TECHNOLOGY
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE software firm Scott Logic has announced plans to create 70 jobs in 2015 on the back of a hugely successful year for the company. In 2014, the business grew revenues by 30% to PS9.1m,...
Stadium Group Set for China Operation Revamp; MANUFACTURING
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk ELECTRONICS manufacturer Stadium Group is plotting modernisation of its operations in South China after seeing a recovery in the business. Following a brief trading update to shareholders ahead...
Surgo Surges Forth and Reaches for PS30m Target
Byline: CONSTRUCTION COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SURGO Construction is on course for turnover of PS30m this year as delays in contracts are finally lifted. The Newcastle firm increased sales by 7.6% in the year to August 31 2014...
The Aussie Researcher, the Japanese Hell Ship and the Wartime Riddle You Could Help to Finally Solve
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk ARESEARCHER in Australia is appealing for help in tracking down information about a former prisoner of war from Durham said to have survived the sinking of a Japanese "hell ship" in...
The Big Names Tasked with Choosing Book Prize's Winner; the Judges Have Been Announced for the Region's Big Writing Prize in Commemoration of Gordon Burn, as SAM WONFOR Reports
Byline: SAM WONFOR AUTHOR Roddy Doyle, actress Maxine Peake, artist Gavin Turk and journalists Suzanne Moore and Doug Johnstone will judge this year's Gordon Burn Prize. The prestigious prize, which commemorates one of the region's most successful...
The Media May Be Changing - but It Certainly Isn't Dying
CAST your mind back to the summer of 2011. You'll recall that mindless riots erupted elsewhere in England, in cities such as London, Nottingham and Manchester. Looters smashed shop windows, stole consumer goods and committed arson. Criminals shared...
Townsend Gives Spurs Advantage over Blades
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 0 ANDROS Townsend's penalty saw Tottenham take control of their Capital One Cup semi-final with Sheffield United, although Nigel Clough will be buoyed heading into the second leg by his side's impressive display...
Turbines Are Turning after Row
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk HUGE wind turbines which were allowed by the government in the face of massive opposition have finally begun turning. Plans for six 110m engines at Barmoor near Berwick...
Twin Lambs Put a Spring in Farmer's Step
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com THEY'RE synonymous with the coming of Spring, but these little lambs arrived a little earlier than expected. Frolicking in the snow, these threeday old cuties look the picture of...
Wham Bam, Thank You Cam
WITH Barack Obama still ensconced in the political trenches, any help fighting off the continuing assault on his leadership must come as a welcome relief. With a little under two years in office remaining, the President continues to struggle to...
'Writing a Will Is the Best Thing You Can Do to Protect Your Family'
I'M not afraid of death - I just don't want to be there when it happens. This has to be one of Woody Allen's best one-liners. Most people don't want to think about their own death - one-third of us die without having written a will and half of us...
YOUR MONEY Q&A Your Money Queries Are Answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
Q. I have heard that only half of people will qualify for the full state pension when they switch to the single tier pension in 2016. How is this? A. Currently people reaching state retirement age receive a pension made up of two elements. First there...
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