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 March 31, 2015

Apartments Conversion Plan for Fish Quay Factory
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk AN empty factory building in a conservation area on the Tyne riverfront is set to be turned into 22 apartments. North Tyneside councillors are today being advised to back...
Banks Tested on Ability to Cope with Global Crisis; BANKING
Byline: JOHN?PAUL FORD ROJAS business@ncjmedia.co.uk BRITA RIT IN'S seven biggest lenders will have to show how they would cope with a global economic downturn causing the worst deationary spiral since the 1930s under a new Bank of England stress...
Be a Seventies Style Siren; Disco Queens and Hippy Princesses Danced Down the SS15 Catwalks, as Designers Riffed on a Seventies Soundtrack. Katie Wright Says 'Right On' to the Season's Coolest Trend
Byline: Katie Wright AFTER autumn's Sixties xation, designers inched forward for spring, landing squarely in the era of bell-bottoms, platforms and feathered hairdos (and that's just the men). e collective conscious may have been focused rmly...
Black and Whites Firmly in the Black but Some Supporters Expected More
Byline: Martyn Ziegler NEWCASTLE announced record prots of PS18.7million for last season - but fans say the gures have provoked more questions than answers. e selected highlights released ahead of the full accounts contain no detailed explanation...
Blyth Connected to Norway in Energy Scheme
Byline: Hugh Macknight Reporter hugh.macknight@ncjmedia.co.uk THE world's longest electricity connector is to be built between Blyth and Norway to supply low-carbon power from the Scandinavian country. The 450-mile (724km) long "interconnector",...
Cameron and Miliband Go Straight on to Attack
Byline: Andrew Woodcock Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk PRIME Minister David Cameron has informed the Queen of the dissolution of Parliament, firing the formal starting gun on what he has termed "the most important General Election in a generation"....
Cattermole: Derby Can Be a Catalyst; Victory in Derby Will Aid Battle at Bottom
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON LEE Cattermole is convinced this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby can be the catalyst for Sunderland to climb clear of relegation danger. Midelder Cattermole is set to return from a two-game...
CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE TRAFFIC REGULATION REGULA (CONSOLIDATION) CONSOLIDA ORDER 2009; Public Notices
(MACDONALD ROAD, BENWELL VARIATION) RIATION) RIA ORDER 2015 1. NOTICE IS hereby GIVEN that the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne propose to make an Order under Sections 1, 2, 4, 29 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffiaffiaf c Regulation...
COLUMNIST David Taylor-Gooby
Byline: COLUMNIST David Taylor-Gooby IT is difficult at this stage to predict the election result, so I won't try. I'll just make a few observations about how I would like the campaign to go. Now it is no secret I think a Labour victory would...
Companies Today
BRANCH UPGRADE Britain's biggest building society Nationwide is to spend PS300m on its branch network in a move set to create around 200 jobs. It said the investment will come over the next five years as the lender upgrades its cash machines and...
Constituency Profile
2010 result: Goodman (Lab) 16,023 (39%), Harrison (Con) 10,805 (26%), Wilkes (Lib Dem) 9,189 (22%), Walker (BNP) 2,036 (5%), Zair (Local Liberals) 1,964 (5%), Brothers (Ukip) 1,119 (3%). Majority 5,218 Declared candidates: Christopher Adams (Con),...
Co-Pilot Had Been Treated for Suicidal Tendencies
Byline: Peter Woodman THE co-pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane in France had therapy for suicidal tendencies some time before getting his pilot's licence, German prosecutors have said. Andreas Lubitz, 27, who deliberately caused the crash...
Deaths
McLAUGHLAN MARGARET JANE (Berwick upon Tweed). Formerly of Westfield Avenue. Peacefully at Hillside Lodge on March 26th, aged 90 years, Margaret Jane (nee Richardson). Beloved wife of the late John, loving mother to Eileen and Julie and son-inlaw Adrian,...
Election Winners Must Move Swiftly to Secure Future of Our Economy
Byline: DIANNE SHARP WE'RE 37 days away from the climax of one of the most unpredictable general election contests in living memory. e weeks ahead will be absorbed by debates on the electoral arithmetic and its potential implications. With the...
England Spoil Party for Germany's Birthday Boy; ENGLAND U21s 3 GERMANY U21s 2
SKIPPER James Ward-Prowse ruined Philipp Hofmann's 22nd birthday as England Under-21s twice came from behind last night to beat their counterparts from Germany 3-2. The Kaiserslautern striker had helped himself to a well-taken double either side of...
Entrepreneur Duo Launch Live DJ Streaming Service; SMALL BUSINESS
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO music fans with technology backgrounds have launched a live streaming service geared around DJs, using support from Newcastle-based accelerator Ignite100. Marketeer Wil Benton and developer Ben...
Fans Want Answers over Finances, and New Players; Fans Want Answers - and More Signings
Byline: Neil Cameron Sports Writer twitter: @NeilCameron5 NEWCASTLE UNITED supporters will heap even more pressure on Mike Ashley to spend big on players this summer af-af ter the club announced record prof-profits. But the 'highlights 'package'...
Fighting Cats to See off Under-Pressure United
Byline: THE JOURNAL TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015 DON HUTCHISON @donhutch4 FORGET their miserable form, I make Sunderland favourites for the derby. I know they have only won one of their last 13 league games, and that they have only scored once in six...
Flagship Store's Living Wall a Hit with Shoppers
Byline: Hugh MacKnight Reporter hugh.macknight@ncjmedia.co.uk SHOPPERS have given a thumbsup to a spectacular green wall unveiled at a flagship Marks & Spencer store on Tyneside. The 167 square metre wall has been officially launched on the...
From Merseyside to Tyneside by Way of USA for 60s Icon; Sixties Icon Billy J. Kramer Will Be Heading Back to the Scene of Former Glories with a Gig on Tyneside. DAVID WHETSTONE Spoke to Him
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE BACK on these shores and coming our way is a man who recorded and released a Lennon and McCartney song even before e Beatles. e story goes that John Lennon wrote Bad To Me (later credited to him and Paul McCartney) for...
It's Hard Not to Hoard, but Mountain of Junk Has Made Me Rethink
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON I'M a hoarder. I keep everything, convinced there'll be a use for it some time. Buttons, old toothbrushes, mobile phones, even empty cartons. I've been doing it for years and the house is gradually silting up. From time...
Lib Dems' PS3.5bn Rise in Mental Health Spending
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jonathan.walker@trinitymirror.com LIBERAL Democrats are announcing plans to boost spending on mental health by PS3.5bn. The funding would be spent on revolutionising children's and adult mental health...
Lift-Off as New Attraction Is Unveiled by GB Star
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk AS far as challenges are concerned, Kat Driscoll is used to hitting the heights and yesterday saw Britain's star trampolinist spring into action when faced with the UK's biggest Jumping...
Looks to Rock This Season; Katie Wright Shows You How to Get Those Sultry Eyes ANDWOODSTOCK Waves
Byline: Katie Wright IT WAS the trend that eclipsed all others in the spring/summer collections. Designers took a hippy trip back in time, their muses the bohemian babes of the Seventies. Backstage, the hair and make-up teams set to work designing...
Marts
HEXHAM MARCH 27 Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition Hexham & Northern Marts conducted their Seventh Annual Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition which culminated with the Prize Show & Sale of the overwintered calves all of which had...
Meteoric Rise of Kane Sees the Spurs Striker Earn Starting Spot in Italy; THE PREVIEW: Italy V England, Tonight 7.45pm
HARRY Kane will make his rst England start in tonight's glamour friendly with Italy - an opportunity manager Roy Hodgson believes the striker fully deserves. It is hard to fathom the speed at which the 21-year-old's star has risen, having gone from...
Mick Would Be So Proud
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com ANORTH East nurse has become the rst to deal specically with the region's victims of mesothelioma. Leah Taylor will be available to oer support to people diagnosed with...
New Recruits Will Suit Free-Flowing Falcons' Approach; Signings Must Fit Our Playing Style, Says Head Coach Wells
Byline: Mark Smith Sports writer @markismith50 HEAD coach John Wells says there is a horses-for-courses rationale behind Newcastle Falcons' recruitment for next season. With a synthetic pitch and a renewed commitment to free-flowing rugby the...
North Fails to Make List of Top Rural Places to Live; RURAL ECONOMY
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE absence of any areas in the North East in a list of the best rural places to live shows the need to bring more employment to the region's countryside, a pressure group says. e CLA in...
North Road Makes Top 10 Easter Hotspots to Avoid
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com ASTRETCH of North East road has been named in the top ten UK congestion hotspots to avoid this Easter weekend. The 16 miles of A1 between Chester-le-Street and Gosforth Park - featuring the...
North Sites Demand Drives Bett Revenues; HOUSING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk INCREASED demand for new homes is driving up revenues at Wearside housebuilder Bett Homes, which is on course to achieve strong half-year sales. e Sunderland-based business announced plans to plough...
Peer Calls for NRAM Cash to Go to Charity
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk tHERE is a "strong moral case" for the Government to hand charities some money when assets...
Positioning of Crane Key Step for Port of Blyth; ENERGY
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk PLANS to develop the Port of Blyth as a base for oshore energy companies have taken a major step forward with the careful manoeuvre of a large mobile crane across the River Blyth. It took 24 hours...
Profits Leaping for Salmon Firm; CONSUMER
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk OPERATING prots have more than trebled at one of the UK's top smoked salmon producers despite enduring challenging times, directors have said. Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd have posted operating prot...
Sky's the Limit, Admits Charlie
CHARLIE Mann hailed Seventh Sky "a trainer's dream" after he secured the fifth win of an excellent campaign in the feature event at Warwick. The German recruit is hardly bred to be a chaser as a sibling to a handful of Group One winners on the Flat,...
Start-Ups Are Offered Units at Stations on Metro
METRO operator DB Regio Tyne and Wear is encouraging North East entrepreneurs to set up shop on the Metro system. e rm has registered increased demand for empty station units which have so far been used to accommodate the likes of a tattoo parlour,...
Statement to Show Intent
DAVID O'MEARA appears to have his string in good order and it will be interesting to see whether Makin A Statement can make a successful start for the yard in the Unibet Offer Daily Jockey/Trainer Specials Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Southwell....
Students Race to Place in F1 Finals
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com YOUNG race engineers from the North East have secured their place on a world stage as they prepare to represent the region in Singapore later this year. Students from St Cuthbert's...
Tall Order for Mills' Men - but They'll Try; VANARAMA PREMIER
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD will need to win ALL of their last six games of the season to have any chance of making the Vanarama Premier play-os - that's the view of both manager Gary Mills and record appearance holder James Curtis. It's an...
The Complexities That Lie Behind This Awful Disaster; PETER KINDERMAN on Why We Should Not Jump to Conclusions about the Alps Air Disaster
Byline: PETER KINDERMAN IT seems beyond doubt that the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 made a conscious decision to destroy the plane and kill the passengers. As with all other "murder-suicides", this is a psychological phenomenon that demands...
TV Choice
NURSE BBC2, 10pm Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles wrap up what can only be classed a sensitively done, subtle comedy drama about mental illness, and while there's been no mention of it yet, it has to be said, we're rooting for a second series about...
Vera's So Glad to Be Mac "It's a Dierent Kind of Relationship to Joe and Vera's, but It's an Enjoyable One. a Joker of Hit North East Crime Drama Vera
strung and bad tempered, detective chief HIGHLY inspector Vera Stanhope is far from the most approachable of characters. But despite her gru exterior, and the ctional Northumberland City police ocer has helped welcome thousands more tourists to...
Virtuoso Violinist Leia's a World-Beating Winner
Byline: Michael Marsh Michael Marsh Reporter Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com MUSICAL whizz Leia Zhu propelled herself among the world's best after becoming the youngest ever winner of an international competition....
WHATYOU Want This Year
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East has revealed what it wants from whichever party forms the next government in a wide ranging manifesto for change. We asked our readers to answer 30 questions on a series of...
Wolff Is Worried after Vettel Steals Limelight
MERCEDES motorsport boss Toto Wolff has conceded to being a worried man in the wake of Sebastian Vettel's Malaysian Grand Prix victory on Sunday. Suggestions of another season of Mercedes domination in the wake of a comfortable one-two in the season-opening...
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