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 April 21, 2015

Ashley Must Heed the Fans' Feelings - or Number May Be Up ONTYNESIDE; Following Sunday's Protest against Mike Ashley's Running of the Club by Newcastle United Fans, MARK DOUGLAS Picks out Five Key Points
A Newcastle fan protests against Mike Ashley during United's match with Tottenham at St James' Park on Sunday - a protest which was largely organised via social media A Newcastle fan protests against Mike Ashley during United's match with Tottenham...
Attracting - and Keeping - Talent Will Prove Tricky
Byline: DON HUTCHISON Sale signs are diaplayed in the Newcastle United club shop prior to Sunday's match against Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park. Will this summer also see some of the players being sold? Sale signs are diaplayed in the Newcastle...
A Two-Day Party with Some Great Sport in Between
Byline: BLAKE SOLLY on why rugby league chose Newcastle for its big weekend NEWCASTLE is renowned for its warm Geordie welcome and knowing how to stage large iconic events so when we were looking for a new host city for the 10th Rugby League Magic...
Begging His Pardon, Sir John Wants Rose Garden
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk GROWING up in a Northumberland mining community, the young John Hall made himself a promise. "When I was a lad I used to watch my father grow roses in the little strip of...
Black Cats Urged to Learn from Stoke; Cats Are Urged to Learn from Potters
Byline: James Hunter @JHunterChron DANNY Higginbotham believes Sunderland must emulate Stoke City's managerial stability if they are to put an end to their constant battles against relegation. Dick Advocaat is Sunderland's seventh 'permanent'...
Blues Still the End Game for Bamford
PATRICK Bamford wants to remain at Chelsea for many years to come and is willing to remain patient to fulfil his dream of playing for the club. Like so many young players at Stamford Bridge, the 21-year-old has found the pathway to the first-team...
Bold Can Deliver a Result at Kempton
BOLD looks just the right type for the Complete Sika Sarnafil Maiden Stakes at Kempton after a couple of promising juvenile efforts. A half-brother to Group One winner Proportional, he was unlucky to bump into subsequent Pattern-placed runner Restorer...
Brushes with Greatness; Want to Perfect Those Make-Up Techniques? First Get the Tools, Says Katie Wright
Byline: Katie Wright COSMETICS-OBSESSED vloggers (video bloggers), like Tanya Burr and Zoe Sugg, have taken the world by storm with their YouTube make-up tutorials. But pulling off a perfectly blended smoky eye, or sharpening up cheekbones requires...
Citizenship Concerns
THE Government's proposal to drop Citizenship Studies from the GCE A-level Curriculum weeks before the General Election is an act of gross irresponsibility to all those who care about maintaining our democratic way of life. Having delivered a number...
City Set for Council Seat Boundaries Shake-Up
Byline: Kate Proctor Local government reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com ABOUNDARY review of Newcastle City Council seats is to take place, it has been con-firmed. Changes will be made by 2018 and will see the authority face its first allup...
Cook: My Game Has Improved
Byline: Rory Dollard ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook believes he is still improving as a batsman, despite his long wait for a Test hundred following him to Grenada. Cook is the country's leading century maker with 25, but has not reached three...
Deaths
CHARLTON KENNETH GEORGE (Bedlington). Passed away suddenly in hospital on 10th April, aged 68 years, beloved husband of Monica, much loved dad of Ian and daughter-in-law Kay, devoted grandad of Emma and Abbie. Would family and friends please meet for...
EU Summit to Discuss Migrant Boats Crisis
Byline: James Tapsfield Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk EUROPEAN leaders have arranged summit talks to address the migrant boat crisis as authorities tackled fresh emergencies in the Mediterranean. David Cameron announced he will break off...
Family Pride Ensures United Star Can't Hide; Cook's All Smiles Ahead of Another HUGETEST Magpies Midfielder Colback Can't Hide
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk JACK Colback admits he is "embarrassed" to talk about Newcastle United's position with his friends and family - but has promised not to hide as the relegation battle intensifies....
Farming Videos Available at the Touch of a Button on App
FARMERS are being given the chance to access a wealth of video resources on the go via EBLEX's mobile app - even if they don't have a live internet connection. A new EBLEX TV button on the bottom right of the app home screen offers content under...
Financial Help for Blackpool Pensioner
AN online campaign set up to raise money for a Blackpool pensioner who is being sued by the club's owners has reached its PS20,000 target after a mere three days. Frank Knight, who is aged 67, posted an apology on his Facebook account last week...
Folk Trio in Running for Top Awards
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of Britain's top music events takes place tomorrow and it could be quite a night for the North East. The Radio 2 Folk Awards is perhaps the most important date on the folk music calendar...
From the Racecourse to the County Show; Retrained Thoroughbreds Are This Summer's Star Attraction
Byline: Jo Blakemore jo.blakemore@ncjmedia.co.uk THERE are only four days left for competitors to submit their entries for the Northumberland County Show, which this year features new livestock classes as well as former track stars in the shape...
Gathering of Kindred Spirits from the Electricity Industry; the North East Coast Electric Supply Companies Old Employees' Association Is Holding Its Annual Dinner Tonight. Here, Former President Looks at the History of the Event
Byline: IAN BURDON ELECTRICITY has played a major part in the development of industry in North East England for more than a century. It was even forecast by the great Victorian engineer George Stephenson, who was reported to have remarked to...
Gentoo Score Five-Star Rating for Responsibility; ETHICS
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH East social enterprise Gentoo Group has topped Business in the Community's annual list of responsible business. The Sunderland-based housing group is one of only six organisations...
Google Steps in to Help Search for Nessie
NESSIE hunters can now use Google Street View to hunt for the elusive creature. When searching in the Loch Ness area, the usual yellow Google Pegman will change to a Nessie peg-monster, giving users the power to zoom into different areas of the...
GP Power Set to Open Region's First Pellet Plant
AGAP in the region's burgeoning biomass sector will be filled next month when a PS20m wood pellet plant opens for business. GP Power will produce 50,000 tonnes of wood pellets per year at its manufacturing plant in Amble, the first production facility...
Green Plans 'Will Help Economy'
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com LABOUR'S plans for a major shift to "green" energy which doesn't harm the environment will create new opportunities for North East manufacturers, according to Shadow Energy Secretary...
Herd of Organic Alpacas Up for Auction; FARMING
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTHUMBERLAND farming family is to auction what is believed to be the UK's only commercially-sized herd of certified organic alapacas. Judith and Jonathan Russell's award-winning herd...
Horses Die in Stable Fire
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com ADEVASTATED owner has spoken of her heartbreak after hearing two of her horses were killed in a fire. Jasmine Rawson's horses - 22-yearold thoroughbred Sasha and four-yearold cob...
IARRIVED Back in Newcastle [...]
Byline: COLUMNIST PAUL BENNEWORTH IARRIVED back in Newcastle in the midst of the General Election campaign launch. I'd followed the build-up in Holland via social media, and for all its bene-fits, you're naturally connected with like-minded folk,...
It Can Still All Go to Pot for the Cats with Defence a Problem
SUNDERLAND supporters might have been thankful for a weekend away from the agony but Stoke on Saturday is not the kind of place you want to go when you're desperate for points. And a point would be just right for the Black Cats given the predicament...
Kane Targets Even More after Hitting 30-Goal Aim
HARRY Kane is in no mood to put his feet up after smashing through the 30-goal barrier. The 21-year-old England international became the first Spurs player to reach that mark since Gary Lineker during the 1991-92 season when he netted the third in...
Labour 'Favours an Irish-Style Ban on Legal Highs'
Byline: Kate Proctor Local government reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com THE Shadow Home Minister has praised a North East scheme to tackle legal highs - but called for an outright ban. Teenagers taking legal highs, which are available to...
Meet the Cowdashians
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk FOR those fed up with churned-out reality shows comes one that promises to milk the very best from its cast of screen stars-in-the-making. New show Keeping Up with the Cowdashians...
Newcastle Supporters Say Boycott Is Just Start
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk ORGANISERS behind a boycott against Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley have warned more could be on the way. Thousands of fans backed the campaign and stayed away from St James'...
Northern Powergrid Powers Ahead
NORTHERN POWERGRID, the company responsible for running the region's power network and delivering electricity to the doors of more than 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is delivering improvement...
North Firms Named as Queen's Award Winners; AWARDS
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THREE North East firms demonstrating outstanding achievements in international trade have been named as winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise. The Department for Business, Innovation and...
Payday Lender Wonga Facing Up to Big Losses
PAYDAY lender Wonga is expected to slump into the red when it publishes full-year results this week. The controversial business, which is the shirt sponsor of Newcastle United, will reportedly announce losses of around PS35m, with revenues down...
Porteous and Zinovieff Return for Life Centre Premiere
Today sees the world premiere of a new collaboration between poet Katrina Porteous and electronic music pioneer Peter Zinovieff. It takes them back to the planetarium at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle where, two years ago, they gave the first...
Prosecuting a Man Who Has Lost All Reason Would Go against British Justice
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON THE Director of Public Prosecutions is right to say Lord Janner cannot be prosecuted if he is too demented to defend himself. To prosecute someone who has lost all reason would go against British justice. Janner is accused...
Rouse Striving to Ignite Season and Challenge for Title
Byline: Zoe Burn BURNOPFIELD teenager Chrissy Rouse opened his Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship account with a solid fifth-place finish at Brands Hatch. But the 19-year-old later admitted he was disappointed not to finish on the podium,...
Sage Season to Comprise Three Clear Themes; the Wraps Have Come off the New Classical Music Season at Sage Gateshead, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE TWO composers will get special attention during the forthcoming 2015-16 classical music season at Sage Gateshead, it was revealed at the recent launch. They are Mozart, known to many but perhaps not as his contemporaries...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (1945 unless stated) UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg Barcelona v PSG ............................................................................ Bayern Munich v FC Porto...........................................................
Spurs Are My Main Focus Now Says Alli
FORMER Newcastle United target Dele Alli is excited by the prospect of playing under Mauricio Pochettino next season and believes Tottenham are the "perfect" club for him. This has been a whirlwind season for the 19-year-old, with his exceptional...
Stride out and Meet the New You; SPECIAL FEATURE Millions of Brits Are Stuck to Their Sofas. So Weight Watchers Has Come to the Rescue
Did you know that nearly three quarters of us Brits spend more than 20 hours a day seated or lying down? Shocked? That's the incredible result of a survey* by Weight Watchers. But the good news is we can ditch excess weight if we say: 'So long,...
Sturgeon: A Strong London Is Good for the UK, a Strong Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newcastle and Leeds Is Even Better
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com tHE Scottish National Party have launched their general election manifesto with a pledge to ensure the North East gets a fairer share of spending on major infrastructure projects....
Stylist
Byline: JOANNE WATKINSON IF, LIKE me, you didn't spend the Easter break sunning yourself in the Arab Emirates (bitter, moi?) then you'll be craving some sunshine. While old Blighty is beautiful in the sun and our green landscape is stunning,...
Subsea Engineers Land PS1.5m Funding Package
Byline: OFFSHORE TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk SUBSEA engineering firm Ennsub has secured PS1.5m of development capital from the Scottish Loan Fund (SLF). The suppliers of subsea technology will use the funding, which is backed by...
Tesco Expected to Report Trading Profits Fall of 58%; RETAIL
Byline: JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS business@ncjmedia.co.uk TESCO could report a multi-billion pound annual loss this week as it undergoes the latest phase of its shake-up under new boss Dave Lewis. Britain's biggest supermarket will post its first...
The North East Nominees
NANCY KERR - nominated in the Folk Singer of the Year category and the Best Album category for 'Sweet Visitor'. Nancy is an acclaimed and hugely talented singer songwriter, specialising in the fiddle and vocals. She is the daughter of Sandra Kerr and...
The Prince of Whales; A New Wildlife Conservation Centre in the North East Is Helping to Monitor the Numbers of Whales and Dolphins in the North Sea. Reporter SONIA SHARMA Looks at the Charity's Work
Byline: SONIA SHARMA With more than 30 years' experience filming the natural world, acclaimed cameraman Doug Allan knows only too well how important it is to protect wildlife. The 64-year-old has worked extensively with Sir David Attenborough...
Top Cycling Race Ready to Wheel into Durham
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com AWORLD-CLASS cycling race is set to return to Durham next month for the sixth year in a row. The Pearl Izumi Tour Series will see nine teams of professional cyclists, and a guest...
TV Choice
BALLOT MONKEYS Channel 4, 10pm Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin gave us the topical sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey, so in theory if anyone can handle the demands of writing a satirical series just hours before transmission, it's them. Their latest offering...
Venture Brightening Up Fitness Clothing Market; SMALL BUSINESS
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@njcmedia.co.uk FITNESS instructor Caroline Hayes is bringing colourful fitness clothing to gym-going women in the UK with her spare time microbusiness. The 33-year-old has used her own money to fund gym-goddess.co.uk...
We'll Create 2m Jobs - Cameron
A future Conservative government will back North East manufacturers and ensure at least three out of five new jobs are created outside London and the South East, David Cameron has said. The Conservative leader said his aim was to ensure fairness...
Will You Be Suede? after Seasons in the Limelight, Leather Took a Backseat for SS15 and Its Softer Sister Came to the Fore. Katie Wright Rounds Up Spring's Best Buys
Byline: Katie Wright CHIMING with the change of direction, which saw so many collections veering towards a Seventies vibe, suede overtook leather as the designer hide of choice for spring. PS At Chloe and Chanel, wide-collared jackets and shirts...
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