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 September 3, 2015

20 Migrants Discovered in Lorry at Port OFTYNE
Byline: Will Metcalfe Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com TWENTY migrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry at the Port of Tyne attempting to enter the UK illegally. Border Force officers were called to the North Shields port after...
A Good Business Environment Is Built on Honesty
Byline: GLYN EVANS ILOVE the story about the young lad who needed a job and saw an advert for one at the local zoo. When he got there he discovered that the job involved dressing up as a gorilla; he had to pretend to be one as the real one had...
Another Fatal Error by US Justice System
Byline: STATESIDE With US Editor Christopher Bucktin IHAVE heard all the arguments, read all the evidence and listened to those opposed to the death sentence and those who are passionately in favour. Always I have concluded it is wrong. Why?...
Artist Donates Photo to Aid Outdoor Pool Project
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com ARENOWNED artist has donated a stunning photograph for an art exhibition being organised to help restore a derelict North East venue. It is part of a PS5m fundraising driving organised...
Bairstow Passes 1,000-Run Milestone
JONNY Bairstow passed 1,000 Championship runs for the season as Yorkshire remained firmly in control on the second day of their Division One encounter with Somerset at Headingley. Bairstow (pictured below) was denied his century when he swung wildly...
Big Names Primed to Shine at Burghley; EQUESTRIAN
OLYMPIC champion Michael Jung and former world number one William Fox-Pitt are among a star cast assembled for this year's Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The showpiece four-star event begins in Lincolnshire today with Jung targeting a first major...
Bowman's off to Flier and Hungry for More Heed Goals
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD striker Ryan Bowman has packed a lot into his short football career - six clubs by the age of 23 - and has never had it so good at the start of a season. The former Carlisle, Darlington, Hereford, York and Torquay...
Boy Golfer Pulls off One Amazing Debut
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk WATCH out, Rory Mcllroy - the North East boasts a young gun who could soon be after your golfing crown. For little George Ovenden has joined the exclusive club of golfers who have scored a...
Burnham Backing for Hospital PFI Buyouts
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Regional Affairs Reporter rachel.wearmouth@ncjmedia.co.uk SHADOW Health Secretary Andy Burnham has claimed councils should have the power to buy hospitals out of costly private-finance initiatives. In a bid to seize the...
Classic Film's Fans Will Be Sounding Their Approval; the Sound of Music Is an Old Favourite on Stage and Screen. DAVID WHETSTONE Renewed Acquaintance with It on Its First Night at the Theatre Royal, Where It Runs until September 12
IF not the stage musical (which opened on Broadway in 1959), this is the film many of us grew up with. It saw the famous Rodgers & Hammerstein score transferred to the big screen in 1965, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer imprinting...
Drown a Cigarette and Other Ways to Help You Quit
WITH the news that e-cigarettes might soon be available on the NHS to help smokers quit, here are some alternative ways to kick the habit... S | et a quit date: "Set your date, but carry on smoking as usual right up to that time," says John Dicey,...
Durham Are Drained as a Long Season Takes Its Toll; THE MATCH: Durham V Hampshire LV= County Championship, Day Two
Byline: Stuart Rayner at Emirates Durham ICG HAMPSHIRE are fighting for their First Division lives, Durham are freewheeling towards the end of the season. It was not hard to tell which was which at Chesterle-Street yesterday. Bottom-of-the-table...
Emanuele: I Grew as Player on Wearside; My Spell with Cats Was 'Wonderful'
Byline: Steve Brown steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk EMANUELE Giaccherini insists his spell with Sunderland was "wonderful", and that he is not averse to a return to English football. His fellow Italian Fabio Borini, meanwhile, says he is "proud"...
Ex-Boyfriend Guilty of Planning Acid Attack
A beautician left disfigured after an acid attack planned by her jealous exboyfriend has thanked campaigner Katie Piper for her support, adding: "I will survive this ordeal". Beautician Adele Bellis, 23, lost an ear, was left partially bald and...
Ex-Falcons Prop Relishing PRO12 Chance after Swoop by Ospreys
FORMER Newcastle Falcons prop Oliver Tomaszczyk has found a new club, signing a short-term deal with Ospreys. The 28-year-old (pictured left) made 30 Premiership appearances during his four seasons with the Falcons as well as helping them to the...
Fanshawe Grounded over Fly's Prospects
JAMES Fanshawe was in no rush to make ambitious plans for Fly after the well-related filly claimed a lastgasp debut victory at Lingfield. The three-year-old is a half-sister to the Newmarket trainer's Group One-winning filly Seal Of Approval and also...
First Aid and Foremost. A Little Bit of First Aid Knowledge Could Go a Long Way, Says Keeley Bolger
Byline: Keeley Bolger WHILE worrying about everything that could potentially go wrong doesn't do anybody any favours, when it comes to first aid, taking a little time to prepare for the worst is a great idea. In fact, not only could these skills...
Greggs Widens Plans to Reshuffle Its City Stores; RETAIL
Byline: Coreena Ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ASECOND city centre Greggs store is potentially on the move as part of a multi-million pound programme to improve the bakery giant's shops. The popular bakery already operates a busy shop at 11...
House Building Increase Gives Construction a Lift; CONSTRUCTION
Byline: ROGER BAIRD business@ncjmedia.co.uk AN increase in house building helped UK construction activity to a modest rise last month, although growth in the sector remains below last year's robust levels, according to industry data. The latest...
I'd Never Turn Down Cap Call - My Dad Would Kill Me If I Did; Shelvey Eager to Scotch 'Snub' Stories
England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey insists he has never refused to play for his country. The 23-year-old Swansea man, who won his sole senior cap to date in October 2012, has returned to the Three Lions squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers...
IT Was Iconic Liverpool Manager Bill [...]
Byline: COLUMNIST BERNARD TRAFFORD IT was iconic Liverpool manager Bill Shankly who famously declared: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more...
Krul: Show Red Card to Indiscipline; Krul: Our Discipline Must Be Better
Byline: Chris Waugh chris.waugh@ncjmedia.co.uk DISCIPLINE is the buzzword at Newcastle United right now - and Tim Krul admits the Magpies' early-season indiscretions have been far from acceptable. Steve McClaren's side have spent more than 120...
Liz Kendall
THERE are few parts of the country that feel the damage a Tory government does more acutely that the North East. And with only three Tory MPs in the region, this area will be hit hard by a government few of you voted for. Today George Osborne is...
Martial Is Given No Guarantee by Devils
NEW Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has not been assured he will play as a striker by manager Louis van Gaal. The 19-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Monaco on transfer deadline day for an initial fee of PS36million - making him the...
Marts
ACKLINGTON SEPTEMBER 1 North East Livestock Sales sold 34 store cattle and 402 store lambs. Lambs A strong trade was had for all breeds with mainly long keeping sorts on offer. Texels 60.50, 58 (2) Amerside Law, 60, 56.50 Hawdon Grange, 57 Woolaw,...
McIlroy Gets Green Light to Play in Final Series
Byline: Carl Markham WORLD number one Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption by the European Tour in order for him to play in the lucrative season-ending Final Series. An ankle injury has curtailed the Northern Irishman's schedule to...
Medical Notes
THOUSANDS | of men with cancer undergo chemotherapy. But although it can help rid them of the disease, it can also make them infertile. This has always been a difficult issue for patients and their families. But at last there's good news for men...
Minister Praises North East's Financial Sector; TECHNOLOGY
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk ATREASURY minister has praised the role the North East's financial sector is building a banking industry outside London. Harriett Baldwin, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, visited Newcastle-based...
Mishap Fails to Spoil Fine Performance
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sunderland Empire In an unfortunate case of reality mirroring fiction, a broken down bus threatened to bring the wheels tumbling off 'Priscilla' during the no-holds-barred camp extravaganza's second night on Wearside....
More Than Fit to Line Up with This Year's Run Participants
Byline: Craig Thompson Health Reporter craig.thompson01trinitymirror.com THIS year's Fit Factor queen will be one of the thousands of runners on the start line for the upcoming Great North Run. Mum Stephanie Raine was crowned the winner of the...
Morgan's England Bid for Clean Sweep against Australians
Byline: David Clough EOIN Morgan's England will finish the Ashes summer in style if they pull off a notable Royal London Series double against a second set of World Cup finalists. England began to put behind them last winter's debacle Down Under...
Murray Stays Focused to Rein in Flashy Kyrgios
Byline: Tom Allnutt ANDY Murray admits Nick Kyrgios may have to tone down his flamboyant style to realise his full potential but believes the Australian will only get better with experience. Murray took the sting out of Kyrgios' youthful exuberance,...
New Bishop Excited to Blaze Trail at Newcastle
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com THE Church of England has announced the latest woman bishop to be appointed, for the Diocese of Newcastle. The Venerable Christine Hardman, 64, has had her nomination to become Bishop...
New Plans Emerge for 1960s Shopping Centre; REDEVELOPMENT
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk FRESH plans have emerged which will see a 1960s shopping centre in Newcastle razed to the ground to make way for a new multi-million pound development. The Newgate Street centre - bounded by Grainger...
North East Has High Hopes of Weathering Storm in the Sector; THE North East Offshore Sector Will Emerge Strong, Leaner and Fitter from the Current Oil Price Downturn, Says One of the Region Leading Industry Figures. PETER MCCUSKER Reports
Byline: PETER MCCUSKER George Rafferty says that North East firms deep knowledge and experienced had helped in troubled times George Rafferty says that North East firms deep knowledge and experienced had helped in troubled times Tony Trapp of Osbit...
North Firm's Engineering Project with Girls' School; ENGINEERING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of the region's leading engineering firms has completed a six-month engineering project with Newcastle High School for Girls as part a bid to help reverse gender imbalance in the industry. ...
Nostalgic Look Back at Farming Methods of Past; FARMING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Bowes Agricultural Show, which takes place on September 12, will this year include a nostalgic look at old horse-drawn machinery once used on flower-rich hay meadows throughout the region. ...
Our Own Television Landmark; PETER SALMON, Outgoing Director of BBC North and BBC England, on Why a New Romantic Comedy Which Starts Tonight Is Not Only a Wonderful Moment for the Transgender Community - It's a Wonderful Moment for the North East
AS understated opening lines go, this one proves pretty unbeatable. "Leo, there's something that I need to tell you," says Judy, one of the main characters in new BBC Two comedy Boy Meets Girl. Judy, who in the first scene of the Newcastle-set series...
Passenger Calls for Probe over 'Fire' on Plane
A PLANE passenger has called for an investigation amid claims fire broke out onboard an aircraft from Newcastle to New York. Anshul Srivastava was on United Airlines flight 159 on August 31 when he smelled burning. He said the flight took off...
Plan to Improve Coast Road Takes Big Step Forward
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com ACONTRACTOR has been appointed for a multi-million pound scheme to improve one of the North East's busiest commuter routes. Plans have been drawn up to carry out improvements at the...
Pool Protesters Take Fight to Civic Centre
Byline: Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com Keiran Southern ANGRY campaigners marched on Newcastle Civic Centre to protest against the closure of Elswick Pool. Keiran Southern Newcastle City Council announced their decision to shutter...
Rare Whales Sighting off North East Coast
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO beluga whales have been spotted off the North East coast, around 2,000 miles from their normal habitat. Scores of lucky nature lovers got a glimpse of the marine mammals and...
Row over Rise in Zero-Hours Deals
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth Reporter MINISTERS are content to "sit aside" and watch an explosion of insecure work, say Labour, as figures reveal 30,000 people in the North East are employed on a zero-hours contract. The region's rate of zero-hours...
School for Girls Unveils Its Vision for the Future
Byline: Michael Marsh Reporter michael.marsh@trinitymirror.com PWe have the LANS for a new PS11m building at Newcastle High School for Girls have been unveiled. The school's Victorian buildings at Tankerville Terrace in Jesmond will be remodelled...
Scots Determined to Banish Memories of 2011 Failure, Says Ford
HOOKER Ross Ford is refusing to contemplate a repeat of Scotland's 2011 humiliating failure at this year's World Cup. Four years ago, Andy Robinson's Dark Blues became the first Scottish team ever to be knocked out at the pool stage as they suffered...
Scots Still Weighing Up Their Options
SCOTLAND coach Stuart McCall has revealed there are still two or three places up for grabs for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia. Manager Gordon Strachan has a number of options available to change his team following the 1-1 draw with the...
Solved - 365-Year-Old Mystery of Mass Grave
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk ARCHAEOLOGISTS say they have solved a 365-year-old mystery, with bones in a North East mass grave almost certainly those of 17th century Scottish soldiers. That is the verdict...
Specially Assisted in the Direction of a Terrifying Death; on the Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Second World War, GEORGE RODDAM CURRIE Talks of a Time and Place When Being in Need of a Wheelchair Was a Passport to Death
Byline: GEORGE RODDAM CURRIE THIS time, as I set out on my travels, I used the "special assistance" services and facilities of the rail and airport systems They were great. With meticulous planning and precision beforehand, the system was put...
Start-Up Develops New Way of Reproducing Cells; Biotechnology
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@trinitymirror.com ANEWCASTLE life science start-up is pioneering a way to reproduce cells without the need for embryonic stem cells. Newcells Biotech Ltd - a Newcastle University spin-out - creates induced pluripotent...
Start Your Day in a Great Way; SPONSORED CONTENT Food Writer Monaz Dumasia Is Keen to Help Families Get a Healthy Start in the Morning
With busy lives, many parents struggle to nd the time for a proper family breakfast. Adele Jennings, who has two children and a 70-mile commute to work, is one such mum... Two weeks ago, we told how busy working mum Adele's lack of time in the morning...
The Key to Great Preparations; WITH Just over a Week to Go until This Year's Great North Run, Health Reporter Craig Thompson Speaks to Fitness Experts about Those Last Minute Training Tips
The clock is ticking down as runners across the North east only have a few more days to fit in some last minute training in preparation for this month's Great North Run. The race is the worlds biggest half marathon and one of the greatest runs in...
TV Choice
BBC2, 9.30pm It may sounds like the oldest premise in the comedy book, but there is a bit of a twist to this new sitcom. The boy in question is twentysomething Leo - and the girl is Judy, who is in her forties and transgender. In the opening episode,...
United Summer Spree Is Just the Start - Charnley
NEWCASTLE United managing director Lee Charnley says the Magpies' PS50m summer recruitment outlay was only the beginning, pledging further significant investment in 2016. In an email to United supporters yesterday, Charnley asked fans to put their...
Unruly Kids Spoiling Our Pub Visits
Byline: Alan Jones Reporter UNRULY children shouting, screaming and running around are spoiling pub visits, it has been revealed. The main complaint from regulars this year has been about badly behaved youngsters. The Good Pub Guide highlights...
'Victorian Era' Growth Is Possible in North East
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East economy could experience economic growth on a scale "not seen since the Victorian era of grand municipal development" if timely investment takes place, a new report suggests. ...
Watson Can't Rest on His Laurels If He's to Book Place
ANTHONY Watson knows he must back up his stunning two-try salvo against France if he is to capture one of the wing slots for England's World Cup opener against Fiji. Watson struck twice in last month's 19-14 victory at Twickenham, displaying dazzling...
We Have Team of Leaders and That's a Bonus; THE INTERVIEW: Will Welch
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby WILL Welch has spoken of his delight at being given a fourth season as captain of Newcastle Falcons. The 25-year-old became the Falcons' youngest ever skipper when he succeeded...
What's On
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Workers Enjoy the Juke as PS100m Plan Unveiled
Byline: Coreena Ford Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk AROUND PS100m is set to be pumped into Nissan's North East plant as the Japanese car giant announces plans for a new vehicle to be produced on Wearside. Five years after inventing...
Youngster Oliver Steals the Limelight; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@sky.com SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Oliver Honan, who was fishing next to the stream beside the Dam with his parents, had the fish of the week at Derwent Reservoir - a 4lb 8oz rainbow, which topped off a nice five-fish...
YOUR MONEY; Your Money Queries Are Answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners
QI recently inherited PS100,000 from my late aunt. This is money I do not particularly need, and potentially adds to my own estate for inheritance tax. My two children are both in their twenties and struggling to get onto the housing ladder. What is...
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