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 May 2, 2015

A–T T–Y
A Great Package; Honda's Improved CR-V Is the Answer to the School Run, JUNE NEARY Decides This Week
THE Honda CR-V has evolved, introducing a 160PS 1.6-litre diesel engine to replace the old 2.2-litre unit, a nine-speed gearbox, city braking technology, a new infotainment setup and a bafflingly smart adaptive cruise control system. It's a great all-round...
A Lady-Sized Steak and a Fillet on the Bone
DINNER didn't start well for Mrs Diner. "Outrageous," she spluttered. "Is this in a 1950s timewarp?" She wasn't talking about the huge signs in the car park, which would have out-brashed any Harvester Inn. Nor did she mean the tired, swirly carpets,...
Albums
Byline: ANDREW GREENHALGH MUMFORD AND SONS - WILDER MIND STOP press: Marcus Mumford and his merry band of minstrels have changed direction. Following two albums of anthemic folk which has won them the double whammy of credibility and gargantuan...
Anger over PS80m Homes Proposal
Byline: Joanne Butcher Content Editor joanne.butcher@ncjmedia.co.uk AN PS80m scheme to build hundreds of new homes and a hotel in Northumberland will turn a "greenbelt site into development" a campaigner has said. As we revealed yesterday, an...
Anguish of North Girl over Friends in Nepal
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk RETURNING from scenes of devastation, Megan Evans has told how she fears for the future of friends she made in Nepal. The 18-year-old, who stepped back onto British soil on Thursday,...
Anne Ready to Show Her Class; Hopefully Duke Won't Be Picking Up a Silver Medal This Time. Silver Lining
OUR horses are not going too badly at the moment even though we have not troubled the judge recently. Go Go Green ran another good race from a poor draw when third at Ayr on Monday and could have got a wee bit closer had he not dwelt at the start....
A Shiraz to Shout About
Byline: andrew campbell ON WINE SYRAH is a late-comer to Chile's booming wine industry but it is quickly taking root as a star grape in a nation full of star wines. I've been banging on for years to anyone who'll listen about the bargains from...
A Warm Welcome in the Hills
INTEREST is reported to be high at a new holiday home development in Northumberland following the recent launch of the showhome. Northumbrian Hills is at Burgham Park Golf Club, between Morpeth and Alnwick. Construction of the development began in...
Bandits Are Wary of Blazing Comets; SPEEDWAY
Byline: Lawrence Heppell BERWICK Bandits will face a frantic test from visitors Workington Comets tonight, with club director George Hepburn predicting: "They'll be on a mission." It is the final weekend of the League Cup, and although Edinburgh...
Bard Company; as the Nation Gets Ready to Mark 400 Years of Shakespeare's Legacy in 2016, Richard Edmonds Reviews a New Book about the Finest Actors to Perform His Works
Byline: Richard Edmonds profile STANLEY Wells has written a book which is a total delight. In Great Shakespeare Actors, he offers a series of highly-readable essays on actors who have long been regarded as masters of their craft ranging from Richard...
Big Fight Has Been Worth Waiting for - Mayweather; Timing Is Everything, Says Star
Byline: Duncan Bech FLOYD Mayweather has declared "the time is now" as the gaze of the sporting world turns to Las Vegas for a seismic showdown with Manny Pacquiao which will end five years of disillusion. The welterweight rivals finally collide...
Blaydon Keeper Set for Month out Injured; NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE
BLAYDON have to reckon without the services of keeper Andrew Sturgeon for the next few weeks after he sustained a broken thumb in last week's sun-curtailed draw with South Shields. The youngster, who is in his debut season for the Denefield outfit...
Cameron Dismisses Fears over Child Benefit
DAVID Cameron has dismissed Labour claims that child benefit could be targeted to help shave PS12bn off the welfare bill, insisting there will be "no cuts" or changes to the handouts. The Prime Minister defended Tory proposals to curb benefits spending,...
CARVER'S HEAD IN HIS HANDS; 'Ostrich' Ranter Nigel Can Add to Toon Torment
and 8-1 while an away win to nil is into 5-4. We've seen little interest in former United man Gary Mackay-Steven breaking the deadlock and we're top price at 7-1 for him to follow his opener in midweek with another. NIGEL PEARSON is feeling the...
Chance to Buy City Centre Bar and Restaurant
A POPULAR city centre bar in Newcastle has come up for sale. Agents North East Commercial are seeking offers in excess of PS50,000 for Oscars cafe and bar, based at 24 and 26 Scotswood Road in Newcastle, which currently turns over around PS2,000...
Church to Sell Fossil Fuel Shares in Policy Change
Byline: ENVIRONMENT AINE FOX business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Church of England is to sell PS12m of its shares in fossil fuel companies. The Church, announcing a new climate change policy, also said it will no longer make any direct investments in companies...
City Boss: It's Tough to Keep Your Cool
MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini has joked that keeping calm in press conferences is one of the hardest parts of a manager's job. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson this week made headlines when he called a journalist "an ostrich" in a bizarre...
Columnist
Byline: PAUL LINFORD WITH the two main parties deadlocked in the polls from the start, the 2015 election campaign has been dominated by speculation about who would do deals with who in the event of an inconclusive result. Specifically, Labour...
Complaints Champion Fights for Your Rights
Byline: James Walker YOU don't need to have watched Channel 4's recent Dispatches: The secrets of Sports Direct to know that retailers often go to extraordinary lengths to convince customers they're getting a bargain. Of course, while many shops...
Convertible Q; Can Infiniti's Open-Top Make It Big in the UK Market? JONATHAN CROUCH Reports
ALTHOUGH based on Nissan 370Z underpinnings, the Infiniti Q60 Convertible is a very different proposition. Larger and more refined, it's aiming to attract customers who would otherwise choose a BMW 4 Series Convertible or an Audi A5 Cabriolet with...
Cook Completes Century to Continue Revival as England Stage a Fight-Back
ALASTAIR Cook made his first Test hundred for almost two years as England battled back from the loss of early wickets in the third Test against the West Indies. Cook's wait to extend his national record to 26 Test tons had stretched back 35 innings...
Crossover Revised and Refined
Byline: Steve Hughes THE Subaru XV compact crossover recently received a number of upgrades that bring improvements to its refinement, ride, handling, safety and cabin quality. The most significant benefits are to petrol engine models, with 2.0-litre...
CX and the City; Mazda's Dinky CX-3 Is an Urban Crossover That Looks to Reprise the Success of Its CX-5 Big Brother. ANDY ENRIGHT Reports
Byline: ANDY ENRIGHT MAZDA pulls out all the stops and condenses all the best bits of the gorgeous CX-5 into a smaller package. The CX-3 comes in front or all-wheel-drive, and is offered with petrol or diesel power. It's light and it's good looking,...
Deaths
EDMUNDS JOHN (Morpeth) Peacefully on Thursday 30th April, aged 84 years, John, beloved husband of the late Jane. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service and cremation at The West Road crematorium, Newcastle on Monday 11th...
Development Proves Popular with a Wide Range of Buyers
CLOSE to one of Newcastle's most desirable and expensive suburbs is a new development from a builder offering what is claims is a more affordable place to live. Bellway has introduced to the market Five Mile Park, just north of Gosforth and close...
Ditch Fallacy over Fat Cats; Views of the North
SO the election heralded as the dirtiest in living memory has degenerated into the usual Yah! Sucks! Boo! antics of the political playground, interspersed with a few skirmishes of handbags at 10 paces. Despite the horrendous financial position we...
DOUBLE HANDFUL; John Shaw's Racing Betting Column in Association With
Byline: John Shaw's HEN it comes to horseracing money talks, although all it ever says to me is, 'goodbye'. WThe two horses to initially catch my attention in today's Qipco 2,000 Guineas are Newbury maiden winner Intilaaq and promising French...
Drivers Take Part in Convoy Protest
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk ABOUT 50 cars took part in a rolling 50mph road protest on the A1 to criticise the way friends of a crash victim have been treated by police while paying tribute to him. Ryan Charlton, known...
Drive to Succeed Paying off in Style as Squad Hits the Ground Running; Durham Skipper Paul Collingwood Takes a Group of Players Eager to Keep Getting Better to Lord's. Stuart Rayner Reports
Byline: Stuart Rayner THE secret to Durham's earlyseason success is the hunger their players have to get better, according to captain Paul Collingwood. The Riversiders will run out at Lord's today as the only team in the County Championship's...
Duchess Shows Support to Hospice
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Duchess of Northumberland showed her support to a Newcastle hospice as they launched a new scheme to mark their 20th anniversary. The Marie Curie Hospice, in Elswick, Newcastle,...
Durham Cricket League
A BANK holiday double header awaits Division Two teams in the Durham Cricket League with the match of the weekend due to be played on Monday when the only two sides with opening day victories under their belts meet head on. For leaders Seaham Park...
Estidhkaar Has Guineas in Han; Hannon Classic Double Is on the Cards Hannon's the Wizard of Os
Byline: GARRY OWEN A Classic weekend beckons for Richard Hannon and I fancy the fairly new kid on the block to follow in the footsteps of Aidan O'Brien who landed the Guineas double in 2012 with Camelot and Homecoming Queen. Boys first and ESTIDHKAAR...
Exhibition of Cornish Art Opens at Woodhorn
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE evocative world of Norman Cornish goes on display at Woodhorn in Northumberland today, in a tribute to one of the region's best-loved artists. A range of art, from familiar scenes...
Experts Are on Hand for a Makeover This Summer
WITH summer on the doorstep, thoughts turn to freshening up your home. There are a wealth of quality business and services across the North East who can help you do just that. Whether it's a large investment like a conservatory extension, or a smaller...
Falcons Hooker Keeping Scotland Flame Burning
Byline: Mark Smith Sports writer mark.smith04@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE Falcons hooker Scott Lawson has not given up on his Scotland career despite having been ignored during the Six Nations. The 33-year-old won the last of his 46 caps in November...
Family Home by Name and Nature
Byline: Francesca Craggs WHEN it came to naming their beautiful home in Riding Mill, Janet Proud had a fitting one in mind and Cartref, which simply means "family home" in Welsh, couldn't have been more apt. With five bedrooms and large gardens,...
Father-and-Son Firm Believe in Thinking outside of the Box
Byline: Brewing with Richard Fletcher WITH the recent proliferation of new breweries in the last few years, it's been a great time to be a drinker with plenty of new brews to try. But what's it been like from a brewer's perspective? Continuing our...
Ferry Fire Fool to Serve His Full Sentence
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk AFERRY passenger who sparked a major fire on a North Sea ferry while "so drunk he could barely stand" has failed in a bid to have his jail term cut. Boden George Hughes, 27, caused PS800,000...
FINALLY .. THE CHAMPIONSHIP SPARKS TO LIFE; Thrills and Spills as Hibs and Gers Fight for 2nd
Byline: MR FIXIT Paul Jain@mrfixitstips WE thought the Championship would take centre stage all season before Hearts' runaway success made it a damp squib. It was expected to be a fight to the finish between the Jambos, Hibs and Rangers but today...
First Garden Impressions Count
O you want to sell your house? SThen there's two things you should know: summer is the best time to do it, and the deciding factor may be your garden. Some 66% of prospective buyers in Britain say the garden is vital to their decision on whether...
Friends Run in Memory of Rachel
Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com POPULAR teenager Rachel Blaylock was due to take part in the Great North Run before she was killed in a car crash last summer. The Northumberland 18-year-old's life was...
Garden Centre's Plan Approved despite Objections
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AGARDEN centre's bid to expand its clothing sales area has been given the green light, despite strong opposition. Heighley Gate Garden Centre, on the outskirts of Morpeth...
Garden Party; Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space Will Make Those Lazy Lunches in the Garden Even More Idyllic, Finds Claire Hornby
WITH Easter now well and truly behind us, the scents of spring are in the air. Daffodils are blooming, the sun is shining and days loom long. Whether you have a gorgeous garden, perfect patio or delightful decking area, some stunning furniture will...
Getting a Buzz out of Night's Entertainment
Cyrano de Bergerac, Northern Stage until May 16 THE parameters within which the evening's entertainment will unfold are being explained - and someone behind has a mobile phone crisis. You need to concentrate from line one in a play whose characters...
Guineas Glory on Cards for Master
ANDRE Fabre can land his first Qipco 2000 Guineas in 20 years as Territories looks the pick in the Newmarket Classic. It is a surprise to learn Fabre has not struck gold since Pennekamp triumphed in 1995, but in fairness he does not regularly send...
Heartache as Dogs Disappear
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk AN ELEVEN-year-old boy who writes a cartoon strip about his two pet dogs has been left heartbroken after they vanished from home. Elkan Hershon, who lives at Haltwhistle,...
Hill Looks Ready to Take the Next Step; POINT TO POINT
THE final month of the Northern Area season kicks off with today's Lauderdale card at Mosshouses, the first time since 1997 that the meeting hasn't taken place on a Sunday. It has attracted 69 entries for a seven-race programme starting at 2pm, with...
History Film by Students out on DVD
Byline: Adam Luke Reporter adam.luke@trinitymirror.com AFILM that tells the mysterious tale of life in prehistoric Northumberland has been created by high school students. The seven teenagers' work, which is now available on DVD at libraries...
Hospital's Review of Nutrition Following Death of Pensioner
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com AREVIEW of nutritional practices has been carried out following the death of a County Durham pensioner. Hazel Besbrode, 75, died in University Hospital North Durham (UNHD) on September...
Hyundai Announce Spec for I40 Family Model
A BRAND enjoying soaring sales is Hyundai, which has this week announced the official pricing and specification for the new Hyundai i40 family model. Prices start at PS19,600 for the entry-level S trim on the i40 Saloon, which includes alloy wheels,...
I'll Take the Blame, Insists Advocaat; I'll Take the Blame If We Go Down, Says Advocaat
Byline: Mark Douglas DICK Advocaat says he will take responsibility if Sunderland are relegated - but is still certain they will collect the seven points he thinks are required to stay up. The Sunderland boss leads the Black Cats into battle...
Invasion of Scarecrows All in Good Cause
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk APEACEFUL Northumberland valley has been invaded - by scarecrows. A church at Allendale has organised a scarecrow festival to help cover the cost of its new biomass boiler....
It Is Do or Die for Us Now - We Just Have to Deliver; Billy Jones Believes Sunderland Must Find Form If They Are to Pull Away from the Relegation Zone. Steve Brown Reports
Byline: Steve Brown Billy Jones is entering new territory, having not been involved in a final-day relegation tussle with his former clubs Billy Jones is entering new territory, having not been involved in a final-day relegation tussle with his...
It's Been a Wonderful Innings So Far - and I'm Still Not Out!
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER cricket club volunteer has reached her century. Ann Tarn turned 100 last week and was visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Gateshead at her home at Springfield House as she celebrated...
Jail for Chauffeur after Blackmail Plot Exposed
Byline: David Wilcock Reporter ACHAUFFEUR who blackmailed the Qatar royal family for PS600,000 after finding private photos on equipment left in the back of his car has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Sudan-born Awad Abdulbagy, 49, threatened...
Jobs Created as Initiative Brings Homes to Borough
A MAJOR housing-led regeneration initiative in the North East is creating jobs for local people. Apprentice joiner Callum Munro and sales executives Gill Carter and Andrea Smith are the latest recruits to join Linden Homes to support the work of...
Karen.Overbury
BEING a first-time buyer is tough, but there are definite chunks of light, not just glimmers of hope. The long-overdue reform of stamp duty means no large payment on completion. The Government's Help to Buy scheme is helping people to step on -...
Koeman Backing Old Pal Advocaat in Survival Bid
SOUTHAMPTON boss Ronald Koeman believes fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat will keep Sunderland fighting "to the last second to stay in the Premier League" - but will be out to make his former manager's job a bit harder today. Koeman, 52, was part of...
Labour Will Axe Bedroom Tax from First Day in Office
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com LABOUR will start abolishing the bedroom tax on the first day of a new Government, party leader Ed Miliband and shadow minister Helen Goodman have pledged. Mrs Goodman, the...
Last Chance to Own Mews Home
THERE is just one home remaining for sale on a mews-style development located less than five minutes' walk from the centre of the Northumbrian village of Corbridge. County Life Homes' St Helen's Mews, an exclusive courtyard development of four properties,...
Last Night's Action
FOOTBALL Celtic .................... 5 Dundee...............................0 Griffiths 30 Brown 37 Commons 71 (pen) Forrest 77 Biton 88 PWDL F APts Celtic 35 27 44 78 17 85 Aberdeen 34 23 56 56 29 74 Inverness CT 33167104535 55 St Johnstone 34156133132...
Legal Threat to United Star's Dad; Wrangle over Keeper's Agent Switch
Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk TIM Krul's former agent is considering taking legal action against the player's dad. The Newcastle United goalkeeper's father was employed as a scout by Triple S Sports and Entertainment...
Leicester Midfielder Promises There Will Be No Let-Up against United
MATTY James last night warned Newcastle that Leicester are ready to return to winning ways and drag them further into relegation trouble. The Foxes host the Magpies today after their four-game winning run was ended by Chelsea on Wednesday. The...
Making the Headlines; Audi Puts Its RS Badge on to an SUV for the First Time with the Power-Packed RS Q3. ANDY ENRIGHT Reports
AUDI'S Q3 might have struggled a little as an SUV, overshadowed by the bigger and more versatile Q5, but it gets a shot in the arm with the RS Q3. Now with an uprated 340PS on tap and quattro all-wheel-drive, it'll get to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds...
Masterful from Mario
Beethoven Symphony No. 2, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead NOT just a concert comprising robust Beethoven bookends and some racy French 20th century works in between, but also a celebration of the panache of the Swiss Mario Venzago, affectionately...
Maunika's on Mission to Spice Up Our Lives; Great Pages of Food and 7; Maunika Gowardhan Is about to Bring Her Zeal for Indian Food to a Wider Audience with Her Long-Awaited Debut Cookbook. JANE HALL Caught Up with the Newcastlebased Chef
aunika Gowardhan isn't fond of epithets. M"i don't want to be a curry queen or a curry princess. Whatever i do, whether it be radio, TV, a book, a magazine column, or cooking for people at events, i just want to be known for doing good food. ...
Meridian's Angelic Upstart Watchable Twilight Son Greatest Journey
TOP TEAM'S TIPS MERIDIAN'S YANKEE ANGELIC UPSTART (2.00 NEWM); WATCHABLE (2.30 NEWM); TWILIGHT SON (4.20 NEWM); GREATEST JOURNEY (5.30 NEWM).KLONDYKE ANGELIC UPSTART (2.00 NEWM); WATCHABLE (2.30 NEWM); GREATEST JOURNEY (5.30 NEWM). ROCKAVON (of the...
Millie's Call-Up for GB Squad
Byline: Anna Harris NORTH East show jumper Millie Allen has been selected to represent Great Britain at this month's Nations Cup Show in France. The 17-year-old from Stainsby Grange Equestrian Centre is one of four riders selected for the Junior...
Newcastle Aiming for Early Finish in Election Night Race
Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE is pulling out all the stops in a bid to claim the first result of the General Election. After years of holding General Election counts in the Civic Centre's...
New File of Evidence against Jailed Harris
A "full file" of evidence against disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), sources said last night. The paedophile was interviewed under caution by police as part of Operation Yewtree in February....
Newton Rigg Will Again Host Uplands Conference
Byline: EVENT ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk SPEAKERS representing virtually every organisation with an interest in the UK's uplands will join forces for a three-day conference aimed at driving forward collaborative working and greater...
'No One Else Could Have Done Better' Carver Launches Bold Defence of His Reign Carver: No One Could Have Done Any Better
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor JOHN Carver has made the bold claim no manager would have bettered his points tally under difficult circumstances at Newcastle United. Carver leads his team into a crunch relegation clash at Leicester...
North Can Lead Way on Social Housing: Prescott
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk SOCIAL housing was forgotten by the Coalition, but under a Labour Government the North could lead the way on new policy, Lord John Prescott has said. In a speech...
North East Dairy Cream of the Crop
Byline: Tom Keighley Business Reporter tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk THE TEAM behind Northumberland's Doddington Dairy are celebrating a momentous award win at the BBC Food and Farming Awards. The Wooler-based cheese and ice cream makers pipped...
Northumberland Leagues
KAMRAN Mansoor made a winning start to his Consett career when he claimed three cheap wickets in his side's cup win at Annfield Plain on Wednesday night, and he is now set to make his league debut for the earlyseason NTSL table-toppers when they travel...
Opportunities Diminishing; Views of the North
IN your article "Putting the accent on equality" Christopher Eccleston claims that "British society has always been based on inequality, particularly culturally." There is some truth in that assertion but it must also be admitted that historically...
Pound Notes
FINANCIAL FACT STANDARD annuity rates have been on a downward trend since the start of the year, according to financial information website Moneyfacts. Moneyfacts calculates that a 65-year-old with a PS10,000 pot could have received around PS506...
Prince Given Warm Welcome
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com SCHOOL pupils gave Prince Edward the royal seal of approval when he visited a Northumberland school. The Earl of Wessex flew in by helicopter to meet staff and pupils at the Northumberland...
Property Deals Reach PS154m in Opening Months; INVESTMENT
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk UNCERTAINTY about the outcome of next week's General Election has failed to dampen investment in the North East during the first quarter of 2015, according to a new report. The latest edition of...
Publication of Abuse Report Delay
Byline: Robert Dex Reporter PUBLICATION of Dame Janet Smith's report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postponed at the request of the Metropolitan Police. The report, which...
Q&A Property; in Our Series in Which People in the North East Property Market Give a Personal View on Homes, Housing, the Industry and More, Homemaker Meets Jayne Dehaty
Name, position and how long you have been in the property industry Jayne Dehaty, franchise director of Reeds Rains in Gosforth, Newcastle. Back in the early 1990s, an estate agent friend asked me to help out with some accompanied viewings. Within a...
Rams Will Go on the Charge - McClaren; CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
DERBY manager Steve McClaren has vowed to attack against Reading as the Rams chase a Sky Bet Championship play-off spot. A run of just two wins in six matches has seen the early-season favourites' campaign slip away, but they can still claim a play-off...
Reality Check Might Help; Views of the North
I DID sympathise with Tim Wall, the North Tyneside Trade Union and Socialist Coalition candidate who was excluded from the political party hustings at the local College. I'd put it down to political experience and he can now empathise with people who...
Regiment Receives New Colours
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Duke of Kent is to present new colours to a North East fusiliers regiment today. Prince Edward will be presenting the colours to the 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of...
Reviews
BOOK OF THE WEEK Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From The Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty Publisher: Canongate. Price: Paperback PS12.99, ebook PS14.99. DOUGHTY'S book is full of brutal and frank details about modern death and the rituals...
Ride Get Back in the Saddle; Ahead of Their Short UK Tour, Ride's Andy Bell and Mark Gardener Tell Andy Welch How Some Time Apart Gave Them a Fresh Perspective
Byline: Andy Welch "THERE was a time when people were very sceptical about reunions, but I think we're past that now," says Andy Bell. Of course, he would have to say that, having reformed his band Ride last year. But he has a point. Once,...
Sculpture Park at Grange Is Marble-Ous; A North East Country House Again Turns Sculpture Park This Weekend, as DAVID WHETSTONE Explains
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE NEW work by two of our most prominent artists is on show this weekend at Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland, as the country house again turns sculpture park. Brothers Neil and Richard Talbot will display new marble carvings...
Season of Lists and Shallow Truthfulness; MARGARET DUDDIN Says That We Ordinary Voters Can See beyond the Promises Offered by Parties A, B and C
Byline: MARGARET DUDDIN says ERE we go again. Its "make your mind up time". HThere is no escape from the all-invasive media coverage of the election and the mixed messages with which we are presented. As old certainties and traditions are...
Shedding Light on Help to Buy ISA; with Catherinet Davies of Ward Hadaway
Byline: Catherinet Davies What is the Help to Buy ISA and how will it affect homebuyers? Property law expert Catherine Davies has some pointers. THE Help to Buy ISA was announced by the Chancellor in the March Budget. It has been introduced...
Silent Majority Are with Me, Insists Carver
Byline: Mark Douglas Newcastle United Editor @msidouglas NEVER mind White Van Man, John Carver believes he has the backing of the White Van Fan. Embattled Carver hurtles towards a hugely important clash with Leicester today with the club desperate...
Silver Start-Ups: Will You Take the Plunge? A New Wave of 'Silver Start-Ups' Could Be on the Horizon, Says Vicky Shaw
Byline: Vicky Shaw WHAT are you looking forward to when your main career comes to an end? Easing back a bit and taking a dream holiday? Or planning to throw yourself into a new, exciting business venture? Well, more and more of us may be doing the...
Spruce Up Your Surroundings
YOU'VE chosen the place you want to call home and, of course, you love it - but chances are it's not quite perfect in every way. Luckily the North East is blessed with experts in all kinds of home improvements who can work with you to ensure your...
Stand out from the Crowd; for Those of You Who like to Invest in Bricks and Mortar, There Are Many Homes across the Region Which Are Priced around PS500,000 - and Which Are Sure to Hold Their Value in the Future. Here Homemaker Previews a Small Selection of Such Properties Now for Sale
THIS stunning barn conversion combines traditional features such as arched windows with high-quality, contemporary fixtures and fittings. Located in an attractive semi-rural village amid beautiful countryside, the property has lovely landscaped...
Success Lives Long in the Memory for Blues Boss
Byline: Matt McGeehan CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho cherishes memories, not trophies and medals. Victory against Crystal Palace tomorrow will see the Blues wrap up a first Premier League title in five years and Mourinho's third in the competition....
Summer Tour Plans Cut Back by Red Devils Boss; Shorter Trip Will Bolster Title Bid
Byline: Paul Hirst LOUIS van Gaal thinks Manchester United will be in a much better position to challenge for the title next year because of their shorter pre-season tour. In his first press conference in the United States last July, Van Gaal...
Survey Provides Insight into Wildlife Use of Our Gardens
Byline: TONY HENDERSON HOW wildlife uses gardens in the North East has been revealed by thousands of observers in the region. As part of the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch exercise, participants were asked to also record what wildlife they...
The Bookies' View
WITH the end of the season is almost upon us, are we about to witness the end of Sunderland's stay in the Premier League? The Black Cats entertain one of the surprise packages today when they host Southampton. Revenge would be sweet this afternoon,...
They'll Be Putting on a Great Spread
NEWCOMERS and established names alike will be doing their bit to satisfy the hungry hordes from among the 25,000 visitors to the annual Northumberland County Show which returns on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25. Up to 50 of the region's best food and...
'Think before You Buy and Let the Agent Do the Talking'
THE North East property market is reported to be busier than for some years. And with a shortgage of available homes on the market, would-be buyers might be tempted to buy without careful consideration of whether this is the right home for them. Estate...
Tie on a Knife-Edge after Late Show from Fletcher; SHEFFIELD SHARKS 90 NEWCASTLE EAGLES 91
Byline: Ryan Carter RAHMON Fletcher snatched victory away from Sheffield Sharks in the dying seconds to give Newcastle Eagles a narrow advantage going into tomorrow's BBL Play-offs semi-final second leg. The Eagles were just three seconds away...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.