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 August 25, 2015

Advocaat Frustrated over Transfers; Advocaat Frustrated at Lack of Transfers
Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer @JHUNTERCHRON DICK Advocaat's frustration at the lack of incoming transfers at Sunderland is building. The Black Cats head coach has said consistently since the end of last season that the club need to add more...
'Air Displays Should Be Held over Water Only'
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk ACOUNTY Durham MP suggests restrictions on airshow displays could save lives as calls mount for a safety crackdown in the wake of the Shoreham disaster. Grahame Morris, Labour MP...
Arson Attack Pub's Planned Revamp to Go Ahead
DEFIANT pub bosses are pushing ahead with refurbishment plans - despite the building being devastated by fire. Arsonists torched the Briar Dene in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, last week, causing severe damage. Police launched an investigation...
Atom Bank Job Hopefuls Must Prove Camera Skills; FINANCE
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk JOB hunters who are eager to work for the UK's new digitalonly bank will need to prove their skills on camera. Recruitment is under way for the first cohort of 60 contact centre staff at Durham's...
Black Cats Don't Have Strength for 'Great Escape' and a Lengthy Cup Run; THE PREVIEW: Sunderland V Exeter City Capital One Cup, Second Round, 7.45pm Sunderland Reached a Cup Final and Avoided the Drop in 2014, but Dick Advocaat Insists Premier League Survival Has to Be the Priority This Season
FOR Sunderland fans, 2013-14 was a memorable season. Not only did the Black Cats make it to the Capital One Cup final - the club's first Wembley cup final for 22 years - but Gus Poyet's team went on to defy the odds and dodge relegation with a now-famous...
Bra-Vissimo! We've Been Told Countless Times, but Many of Us Are Still Wearing the Wrong Size Bra. Let Katie Wright Hook You Up with Some Expert Top Tips
Byline: Katie Wright IT'S an oft-repeated claim that two-thirds of women wear the wrong size bra, and while that research isn't iron-clad (it was based on a self-reporting questionnaire), an uncomfortable or ill-fitting bra shouldn't be ignored....
Breaking the Mould in a Return to the Region; A Homecoming Exhibition for Richard Studham Sees Him Rubbing Shoulders with the Venerable Bede, as DAVID WHETSTONE Explains
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE NEARLY half a century after his last exhibition in the North East, artist Richard Studham is showing new work in one of the region's most visited places. The Galilee Chapel, at the west end of Durham Cathedral, is also...
Bridge Work Increased to Hit Deadline
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com WORK on a bridge used by thousands of vehicles a day is set to go around the clock in a bid to hit the deadline. As work on the PS1m scheme to revamp Milburngate Bridge, in Durham,...
Carrick's Sights Set on Place at Euros
MICHAEL Carrick has set his sights on a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad. Wallsend-born Carrick is likely to be included in Hodgson's squad for the qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland, to be named this afternoon. After a season...
Clash at SOL 'Like Playing Different Sport' for Exeter; CAPITAL ONE CUP PREVIEW
FACING Sunderland is akin to switching sports for League Two Exeter, according to manager Paul Tisdale. The basement outfit face a daunting trip to the North East for tonight's Capital One Cup second-round match, and Tisdale believes tackling a...
College Boss Welcomes Merger with Training Trust
A COLLEGE on Teesside has merged with a training provider in a move that aims to boost engineering and construction skills in the area. Stockton Riverside College and NETA Training Trust have joined forces in a move that will drive forward engineering...
Compiling the Top 200 Table
THE Top 200 table is compiled from publically available sources. All the information is taken from the published audited accounts of companies filed at Companies House or made available on the company website. The companies in the list are ranked...
Countdown to Reveal Top 200 Companies
THE countdown has begun for the unveiling of this year's Top 200 companies in the North East. A team of experts is already scrutinising official company results for The Journal to trace and place in order of merit the new league table that will...
Crash Victim Gets Back on Track with Business Venture
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk SIX years on from a motorcycle crash that left her in intensive care, Amy Reeder is fighting to get her life back on track. The 27-year-old was hit by a driver as she rode to the gym...
Cup Team Selection Is All about Striking a Balance
Byline: DON HUTCHISON @donhutch4 STEVE McClaren has said he will be happy if there were no more transfers in or out of St James' Park in this window, and I think I would be too. Mike Ashley has backed his man well, so I'm just hoping he doesn't...
Dangers of Climate Change Are More Visible Than Ever; Climate Change Is a Clear and Present Danger, Which Involves Moral and Technical Decisions, Says ROBERT THORNILEY-WALKER
Byline: ROBERT THORNILEY-WALKER AT least a tenth of the world's population, almost a billion people, will need to migrate as world temperatures reach 2degC of warming. This has been a persistent warning emerging from opinion questionnaires. over...
Deloitte Report Increase in Revenue and Profits; PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk PROFESSIONAL services giant Deloitte has increased profit distributable to partners to PS593m in the year to the end of May. The firm, which has a North East office in Newcastle, increased the...
Desire to Play Why I Moved, Says Pedro
SPAIN striker Pedro feels a lack of playing time left him with no choice but to leave Barcelona and make the move to Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea . Less than 24 hours after making his Blues debut after a PS21.1million transfer, and helping...
Develop Staff; How To
THE most common failing the HR professional witnesses in today's ever-growing and fast-changing marketplace is the business owner's lack of knowledge surrounding business planning, specifically with regard to the careful alignment of a company's resources....
Devolution Is Just the Start When It Comes to Growth
Byline: ALISON THAIN WE'VE moved quickly in this Parliament to a position of 'when, not if' regarding the transfer of powers away from Whitehall, with many areas including the North East Combined Authority (NECA) currently negotiating deals with...
Disease Death Rate Figures Raise Alarm
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com MORE people are dying from mesothelioma on Tyneside than almost anywhere else in the UK. Alarming new figures reveal death rates in South and North Tyneside are more than...
FTSE Plummets by 5% in Wake of China Crisis; ECONOMY
Byline: JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE FTSE 100 Index equalled its worst one-day fall since the fi-nancial crisis as it plunged by nearly 5%. London's top-flight was more than 6%, or 400 points, lower during the session as contagion...
G-Cloud Has a Silver Lining for SMEs Prepared to Grasp Chance; the Government Digital Service, Crown Commercial Service and TECHUK Are Spreading the Word about New Ways of Providing Services to the Public Sector. ROBERT GIBSON Reports
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON Lee Perkins EVP and MD of Sage UK and Ireland, and right, Neil Stephenson, chief Executive, Onyx Group Lee Perkins EVP and MD of Sage UK and Ireland, and right, Neil Stephenson, chief Executive, Onyx Group TALK to management...
Government Sells off Another 1% of Lloyds
THE Government has sold another 1% chunk of Lloyds Banking Group, taking its stake in the lender to less than 13%. It means the Government has now recouped around PS14.5bn of the PS20.5bn spent bailing out the lender at the height of the financial...
Heroes Save Five Children Caught Up in Rip Current
Byline: Kathryn Riddell Reporter kathryn.riddell@ncjmedia.co.uk ATEAM of hero lifeguards sprang into action to save five children who were caught in a rip current off Longsands North beach. The children were caught in the strong current at around...
Home Where Heart Is for Jacqui's New Caring Role
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com ASPECIALIST nurse is helping some of the most seriously ill children across the North East spend more time off the hospital wards and with their families. Young patients...
Idea That Has Truly Blossomed; despite What People Thought in the 1980s, Learning the Skills to Prepare You for Work Isn't Exclusively an Indoor Activity, Finds Brian Daniel
BACK in Thatcher's Britain in the 1980s, the approach of the authorities to getting people geared up to work was to set up adult training centres which would replicate a factory environment. The sites were often based on dank, grey, industrial estates....
Jobs at Risk as Gas Work Goes Abroad
Byline: Tom Keighley Business reporter tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk MINISTERS have been accused of letting down the North East after Government-subsidised work went abroad and 200 workers in the region were given notice of redundancy. Up to 200...
Limousin Pioneer Set to Retire and Sell Farm; FARMING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk AFARMING pioneer who built his reputation in the industry while based near Alnwick, Northumberland, is retiring and selling his latest enterprise, Billerwell Farm in the heart of the Scottish borders....
Market Closes under 6000 for First Time since 2013; FTSE 100
Byline: loveness miller Brewin Dolphin FOLLOWING the large stock sell-off in Asia, global markets got off to an uncertain start this week driven down by negative sentiment towards emerging markets and China in particular. At the end of a volatile...
Mitrovic Holds High Hopes for French-Serb Alliance; Mitrovic Holds High Hopes for Alliance
Byline: Stuart Rayner stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk ALEKSANDAR Mitrovic is hoping to link up with Florian Thauvin for a full game tonight, but the Serbian striker may have to wait as Steve McClaren shuf-fles his pack in the League Cup. Mitrovic...
Morpeth's PS26m Flood Defence Scheme Unveiled
Byline: Chris Binding Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk AMULTI-MILLION pound flood defence scheme has been unveiled to protect the future of a flood-plagued town. The Morpeth scheme - the largest flood protection project in the North East...
New System of Court Charges Is Criminal in Itself
Byline: DENISE ROBERTSON COLUMNIST THE Howard League for Penal Reform is calling for an urgent review of new criminal courts charges, calling the fees 'unrealistic and unfair'. Defendants convicted by a magistrates' court on a guilty plea are...
No One Satisfied as Gunners and Reds Squander Chances to Win; ARSENAL 0 LIVERPOOL 0
BOTH Arsenal and Liverpool enjoyed a half of dominance at the Emirates Stadium - but neither side could find a winning goal to take the three points. The visitors will be the more frustrated having started brightly against a Gunners defence severely...
North Women 'Earn 24% Less Than Men' ECONOMY
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH East women in fulltime employment earn 24% less than men in equivalent roles, new data has revealed. An annual survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary specialist...
Pallettes Get It on; from Cute Quads to Sizeable All-in-Ones, Autumn Sees a Slew of Cool Make-Up Kits Arriving in Shops. Katie Wright Rounds Up the Best New Box-Sets
AKE-UP artists love them. m. Beauty bloggers can't live without them. But if you happen upon a palette in the average make-up bag, chances are one shade will be almost completely obliterated, while the others remain virtually untouched. Hopefully,...
Peter Breakey
IT must be almost 10 years since I sent The Times some of my writing about words, tentatively entitled "Travels through my dictionary". After a decent interval I rang them up to see what they thought and had a brief but amiable chat with a certain...
Pet-Owners' Trek So Dog Can Have Life-Saving Op
A GOLDEN retriever is set to make a full recovery after being driven on a 2,400-mile round trip through eight countries to undergo a lifesaving operation in the UK. Pelle, from Oslo, Norway, was diagnosed with an intrahepatic portosystemic liver...
Plans for New 'Chocolate Farm' at Nestle Factory
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com ATYNESIDE chocolate factory has lodged plans to revamp its site, including building a 'chocolate farm'. Sweet giant Nestle has submitted the proposals for its Fawdon plant, in Newcastle,...
Pool Are a Challenge to Cherries Says Howe
EDDIE Howe has challenged Bournemouth's fringe players to stake a Premier League claim in Capital One Cup action at Hartlepool. Newly-promoted Bournemouth stunned West Ham with a 4-3 maiden Premier League victory on Saturday, with boss Howe keen...
Retailer Apologises for Unauthorised Store Signs
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk ASUPERMARKET chain has apologised after putting up a sign outside a Northumberland store without permission. Aldi put up three signs at the front of its store at Blyth without...
Rutherford Not Fazed by His Critics; ATHLETICS
GREG Rutherford has revealed one or two UK Athletics staff are refusing to speak to him following his scathing criticism of the governing body. The Olympic champion, who described UKA as "more of a hindrance than a help" in the lead-up to the World...
'Schools Should Face Fine for Low Grades at GCSE'
Byline: Alison Kershaw Reporter SECONDARY schools should face fines if students fail to achieve at least a C at GCSE in English and maths, a think tank has said. Funds raised from this "re-sit levy" should be handed to further education (FE)...
Short Flak Unfair and Advisers Should Take Black Cats Blame
ELLIS Short has had a lot of flak from Sunderland supporters recently, and I'm not sure it's totally fair. I've got a friend who knows the Texan quite well, and I can assure the fans he's got the club's best interests at heart. The trouble is,...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL Tonight's fixtures (1945 unless stated) UEFA Champions League Play-Off Second Leg Dinamo Zagreb v Skenderbeu.......................... Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Basle ....................................... Malmo FF v Celtic .......................................................
Stalwart Stokes Is England's Ever-Ready
DURHAM'S Ben Stokes could be England's only ever-present of the summer after being named in their Twenty20 and one-day squads to face Australia. The all-rounder played in all eight matches against New Zealand, and all five Ashes Tests. No one else...
Stoneman Wants Team Performance
MARK Stoneman has demanded a team performance when Durham travel to Nottinghamshire in today's floodlit Royal London Cup quarter-final at Nottinghamshire. Yesterday's 71-run defeat to Middlesex was their fourth in five County Championship matches,...
Stylist
Byline: JOANNE WATKINSON AS a personal stylist I've been privy to some fabulous wardrobes, not just the clothes, the space, walk-in wardrobes where shoes have their own dedicated area and bags line the walls like pictures in a gallery. This of...
Tax Relief Changes Could Jeopardise Business Investment; SMALL BUSINESS
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk CHANGES to two of the country's most important enterprise funding schemes have the potential to jeopardise growth in North East small businesses, it has been claimed. Tweaks to both the Enterprise...
The Thorny Issue of Disallowance; EUROPEAN REPORT
THE National Audit Office (NAO) has recently reported on Defra's management of the risk of 'disallowance' - ie financial penalties imposed by the European Commission where it considers that action taken by the department to control and administer CAP...
TV Choice
EDUCATING CARDIFF Channel 4, 9pm New series. Documentary following pupils and staff at Willows High School, where head teacher Joy Ballard has helped turn around one of the Cardiff's worstperforming schools and introduced a house system with pupils...
United Are Finally Up for the Cup - Whoever Plays; THE PREVIEW: Newcastle United V Northampton Capital One Cup, Second Round, 7.45pm Head Coach Steve McClaren Is Promising He Wants to Win a Cup for Newcastle United, but He Will Still Start His Attempt with a Raft of Changes, Reports Stuart Rayner
ANEW era starts at St James' Park tonight. Sort of. Forget all the talk of carts and horses, the most striking part of Mike Ashley's first - and so far only - television interview as Newcastle United's owner was that his aim was "definitely to win...
Warnings in North East Up by a Third in 10 Years
Byline: Rob Grant and Chris Binding Reporter FLOOD warnings issued in the North East have gone up by over a third in the last decade, according to new figures. Research released by the Environment Agency revealed as many as 455 flood warnings...
White on Crest of a Wave at Chepstow
CAPABLE sprinter Whitecrest is worth following in the GEV Handicap at Chepstow. John Spearing's seven-year-old mare has been kept busy this summer, but she might not yet be handicapped out of the equation. There was, after all, a little evidence she...
Work Begins on PS90m Morpeth Homes Project
Byline: Jamie Diffley Content Editor jamie.diffley@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK has started on a PS90 million revamp project to revive a former hospital site in Northumberland. A partnership comprising the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Galliford...
Work 'Health Treatment' for Disabled, Says IDS
Byline: James Tapsfield Reporter IAIN Duncan Smith has defended plans to get the sick and disabled back to work amid allegations that he is "punishing" society's most vulnerable. The Work and Pensions Secretary insisted being employed was like...
You Can Assist a Premier League Striker*; * (but You Won't Get Any Fantasy Football Points for Doing It)
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com HOW would you like to be a personal assistant for a Premier League footballer? The rare opportunity has arisen to be Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe's right hand-man - or woman....
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