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 October 31, 2015

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A FURTHERTYNE Bridge Is Tabled
Byline: Will Metcalfe Local Government Reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com THE first new Tyne crossing since the Millennium Bridge could be created as part of a redevelopment project in Gateshead. Gateshead Council will hear proposals for...
Albums ANDREW GREENHALGH
PAUL HEATON AND JACQUI ABBOTT Wisdom, Laughter and Lines PAUL HEATON has been around so long it's easy to take him for granted. His time with the Housemartins all but forgotten, it's as likely as not that the majority of the UK think of him as that...
Allardyce: Rodwell Is Too Good to Be Bit-Part Black Cat; THE PREVIEW: Everton V Sunderland Goodison Park, Tomorrow, 1.30pm
Byline: Spencer Brown @spencer_brown1 Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce (left) wants midfielder Jack Rodwell (above right) to make himself a key player at the Stadium of Light Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce (left) wants midfielder Jack Rodwell...
A Mixed Catch Delivered by Store's New Fish Bar; the North East's Most Candid Food Critic - Now Writing Every Saturday in the Journal
IT will have escaped the attention of nobody with even a passing interest in Newcastle's foodie scene that the venerable old girl that was Fenwick's food hall has been the subject of a pretty full-on overhaul. Where things had become a bit fusty,...
A Place in National Final Amateur's Skill Wins Her; Angela Heading Back to Aintree after Triumph
Byline: Anna Harris COUNTY Durham showjumper Angela Mills won the Dodson & Horrell 1.05m National Amateur Second Round at Aintree Equestrian Centre at the weekend, booking her place in the final at the end of the November. From the initial...
Are You Looking to Improve Your Home?
CHOOSING a tradesman you can trust to work in your home should be top of your list when it comes to having specialist jobs done such as installing a new fire, windows or garden room. With a wealth of expertise and unrivalled reputations built on...
Art Collection of Couple Up for Sale
Byline: Sam Wonfor Culture Writer sam.wonfor@ncjmedia.co.uk POP legend Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are having a clear-out at one of their former houses which could see them pocket millions of pounds. The Wallsend-born music star and his...
Babies Going Ga Ga for Emma'STINYTALK
Byline: Emmie Harrison Reporter ec.news@ncjmedia.co.uk BABY sign language teacher Emma Wood has picked up an award for her work with Tyneside's tiniest pupils. Mother-of-two Emma, 42, won the 'Best Newbie' title at the annual Tiny Talk conference...
Back at Work. at the Hospital That Saved My Life
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com ABRAIN tumour survivor has returned to work in the hospital where surgeons saved his life. Martin Crosby underwent an operation to remove a rare tumour which was discovered...
Badge of Honour Marks Veteran's Wartime Heroics
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com AS a young RAF officer in the Second World War he was given a life expectancy of just two weeks. But 94 year old John Cook has this week received his Veteran's Badge. ...
Bookies'view
ABSOLUTELY friendless is the best way we can describe Aberdeen for today's clash at Celtic Park. The bet365 traders are prepared to offer 6-1 about a Dons victory. A few weeks ago a close encounter would have been on the cards but the Dons have...
Bookies'view [.]
THERE is a refreshing sense of competitiveness in the Premiership with all 12 sides open to beating each other on any given day. Celtic are naturally the one exception but even they have proved to be far from flawless, losing 2-1 at Aberdeen and...
Boss Calls on Squad to Train Harder
Byline: Spencer Brown Reporter @spencer_brown1 SAM Allardyce says the Academy of Light is such an impressive training base that Sunderland's players have a "great opportunity" to improve. "I always encourage players to work extremely hard when...
Capital of Craft Lives Up to Tag as Festival Pulls in Enthusiasts; Beer Writer and Speaker Andrew Mitchell Headed to Craft Beer Calling, the Weekend-Long Beer Bonanza That Combined Rarely-Found International Flavours with the Best of the Local Scene. Here, He Gives His Take on What He Found
Byline: BREWING with Richard Fletcher "NEWCASTLE'S burgeoning Stephenson Quarter played host to the epic boozy showcase that was Craft Beer Calling last weekend. With five sold-out sessions, 60 breweries, more than 300 beers and almost 4,000...
Carter Is Aiming to Be the All Blacks' Super Dan in Final Showdown; New Zealand Points Machine Is Hoping to Sign off in Style
NEW Zealand rugby superhero Dan Carter could be inspired by an unusual costume collection when he aims to make World Cup history with the All Blacks today. Carter will line up for his 112th and final Test appearance before embarking on a lucrative...
Cheika Pushing HISWALLABIES on towards Greatness
MICHAEL Cheika has urged Australia to exit their comfort zone and achieve greatness when they face New Zealand in today's World Cup final. The Trans-Tasman rivals clash at Twickenham, with whoever wins becoming the competition's most successful...
Claim Devolution Is a Byword for New Jobs
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk DEVOLUTION could protect and create up to around 10,000 jobs in Northumberland, council bosses there say. A week has passed since Chancellor George Osborne and leaders of...
COUNTY TO PUT OUT RUBBISH; Mixu's Men Set to Bin Points to Highlanders
Byline: MR FIXIT PAUL JAIN @MRFIXITSTIPS MIXU PAATELAINEN didn't mince his words last week when he described Dundee United's display as "rubbish". A 5-0 crushing at Celtic isn't what defines a club's season but that's two defeats and no goals...
Crosby Has Concerns for Gateshead's Poor Form; Tynesiders' Boss Looking to Stop His Side's Slump
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer steve.sports-brown@ncjmedia.co.uk MALCOLM Crosby admits he is "concerned" by Gateshead's poor form. And the Tynesiders manager insists he and assistant Gary Owers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts...
Cultivating Calm; Keep It Simple and Creating a Calming, Relaxing Environment in Your Lounge, Says Claire Hornby
AT the end of a busy week, there's nothing I look forward to more than spending a Saturday with my feet curled up on the sofa, mug of coffee in hand and a good book - it's when I get to properly unwind. But my lounge has to be soothing and full of...
Davidsons of Morpeth Showcases the All-New Vauxhall Astra; Dealer Talk
Byline: in association with Davidsons of Morpeth LOCAL Vauxhall retailer, Davidsons of Morpeth, is set to showcase the Brit-built, all new Astra to customers in and around Morpeth, in Northumberland. Unveiled at the 2015 International Motor Show...
Deaths
BAIN MARY (Spittal). On 29th October in Berwick Infirmary, Mary, aged 91 years, beloved wife of the late John, dear mother of Jimmy and John, loving grannie and great grannie to all the family. Funeral Service in St. John's Church on Wednesday 4th...
Devilishly Good Drinks; Sam Wylie-Harris Goes on a Witch Hunt for Some Magic Brews and Ghoulish Grapes to Celebrate This Halloween
WITH Halloween falling on a Saturday and the witching hour set to cast its spell on partygoers, fire up your fright night with some crafty cocktails and wicked wines... DISARONNO DAY OF THE DEAD SOUR WITH a measure of trickery and intrigue, try...
Diary
Keep in touch with North East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday. Monday, November 2 Rosecarpe Horticultural Society North East England, AGM, Gateshead Leisure Centre, 7pm. Shildon and District Flower Club, Shildon...
Don't Be Scared by Scammers; from 'Zombie Accounts' to 'Ghost Brokers' and 'Account Vampires', Make Sure You Avoid Suffering Any Financial Horrors This Halloween
HALLOWEEN is the perfect time to exorcise any spooky goings on from your finances. There are all kinds of money monsters lurking out there, from ghost insurers to account vampires waiting to drain money from your hard-earned pot of cash... Zombie...
Dynaste to Kick off Campaign in Style
DYNASTE can enjoy an afternoon back in the spotlight by winning the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby. While recent fixtures at Chepstow and Cheltenham have got the juices flowing, for many National Hunt enthusiasts this weekend's meeting at...
Eagles Win Again - but Only after Giving Their Fans a Scare; NEWCASTLE EAGLES 83 GLASGOW ROCKS 78
NEWCASTLE Eagles carried their impressive unbeaten league form into the BBL Cup with a hard-fought quarter-final victory against Glasgow Rocks at Sport Central last night, writes BECKY MURPHY. A Halloween theme was in evidence around the arena and...
Estatement of Intent
Byline: Jonathan Crouch THE fifth-generation Audi A4 Avant claims to be class-leadingly efficient, hi-tech and, yes, practical. There's a 510-litre boot that's bigger than you might expect from a car in the compact executive market segment and...
Everyone Will Get to City Centre on the Train; Parking Concern as Plans for Fantastic Shopping Centre Get Green Light. but Answer Is
Byline: Will Metcalfe Local government reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com THE latest vision for a multi-million makeover for an ageing Newcastle shopping centre has been approved. Newcastle City Council's planning committee unanimously...
Excitement over Window Is Clear
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com ONE of the North East's most famous department stores is to unveil its Christmas window display next week. Fenwick in Northumberland Street will host a grand unveiling on...
Expert Ideas from North Companies
LOOKING to make changes to your home now that autumn is here? Take a look at some of the great companies in the North East which offer inspirational ideas, expert advice and great prices. McCARTNEY'S YARD McCartney's Yard is one of the North East's...
Falcons Bring Back SKIPPERWELCH as Chiefs Head North
Byline: Mark Smith CAPTAIN Will Welch returns to Newcastle Falcons' starting line-up in one of six changes for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership visit of Exeter Chiefs. The flanker plays on the blind-side after coming on from the bench in last week's...
Family-Friendly Homes by the Coast
FANCY living close to the Northumberland coast but within easy reach of good amenities and handy for the A1? The Chase could have the answer. The development, in the town of Blyth, has a wide range of contemporary properties to suit modern family...
Fa Trophy
DARLINGTON 1883 have signed former Czech Republic Under-21 international Jakub Hymr. The 27-year-old striker - who has also represented his country at Under-18 level - has been training with Middlesbrough, having previously played for HFK Olomouc....
Fa Vase / Ebac Northern League
MORPETH Town received a double boost ahead of this afternoon's FA Carlsberg Vase first-round tie against West Didsbury and Chorlton in Manchester. Not only did the Ebac Northern League management committee cancel second-top Shildon's victory at...
Festival of Comics as Fans and Artists Take over a Town; in Its Three Years, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Has Grown to Be One of the Must-Do Comic Events of the Year. SEAN COLLINS Took His Pens and Camera to Kendal to See for Himself
The Clocktower was >home to more than 50 creators for the weekend IWAS going to write along and thorough piece about everything you can do at the Lakes Comic Art Festival, but there is just too much to get in. I'm not making that up - the festival...
Fitness Club Boosted by All Blacks Visit
A COUNTY Durham fitness club is set to expand on the back of hosting current rugby world champions, the New Zealand All Blacks, for five days. CrossFit DL2 helped to provide a training base for New Zealand during the build-up to their pool match...
Five More Fun Horse Racing Facts You Never Wanted to Know. DOUBLE HANDFUL
Byline: John Shaw's racing betting column in association with FORGET the Breeders' Cup, the Charlie Hall Chase has always been the first big-race curtain raiser of the jump season. The star-studded field should be appreciated the same way a menu...
Gateshead Park Opens Field of Remembrance
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson ATWO-MINUTE silence will be observed as those who fought and died for their country as a special Field of Remembrance is opened. Saltwell Park in Gateshead is again hosting the North of England's...
Gosforth's Going to Be Really Jumping; RACING
NEWCASTLE Racecourse is preparing to get the National Hunt season under way with its first jumps fixture confirmed for Friday, November 13. The meeting, sponsored by 188BET, along with this year's three additional remaining jumps fixtures including...
Gosforth's Great War History Trail Launched
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE imprint left by the First World War on a Tyneside suburb is explored in a newlylaunched history trail. The trail guide leaflet of locations around Gosforth in Newcastle...
Granny Flats Make a Comeback as Families Opt to Live Together
Byline: Vicky Robson RANNY flats are back in fashion according to new data. GFor a multitude of different reasons, the number of properties with a separate annexe for family members has increased by more than a third in the past two years, according...
Great Ideas to Improve Every Room in the House
WITH dark mornings, blustery gales and the feeling that the year is definitely on the wane, our thoughts are turning to spending cosy days and nights with our loved ones, surrounded by home comforts that also tip a wink to the latest in style. As...
Habana Passes Up Chance of Record; SOUTH AFRICA 24 ARGENTINA 13
BRYAN Habana endured a wretched night in missing four fine chances to break Jonah Lomu's all-time World Cup try-scoring record despite South Africa seeing off Argentina 24-13, writes NICK PUREWAL. The Springboks secured third place at London's Olympic...
Hedging Their Bets on Revival of an Ancient Rural Tradition; Seeds Have Been Planted to Revive an Ancient Rural Tradition. and, Finds Will Metcalfe, There Is an Increase in Interest in the Art
DEEP in the Durham Dales work is ongoing to help grow an ancient trend. Hedge laying is a phrase you might not be familiar with if you grew up more than 500 metres from a farm. The ancient art involves a painstaking process where hedgerows are...
Here Come the Perks of Being a Wallflower Fan; the Humble Erysimum May Look Ordinary Now. but by Spring This Biennial Will Be Bursting with Life and Colour
Byline: GARDENING With Diarmuid Gavin SMALL armies of municipal gardeners are busy planting up parks, public gardens, pots, tubs, barrels and roundabouts with spring bedding plants. Millions of pansies, bellis perennis, primulas and polyanthus,...
High-Flying Spartans ONTROPHY Trail
BLYTH Spartans switch their attention to the FA Trophy today with a first qualifying round tie against Kendal Town at Croft Park. Spartans reclaimed top spot in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League with a 2-0 win at lowly Whitby Town on Wednesday,...
Hit the Open Road; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
CAMPER vans not only look the part, but offer freedom and flexibility. From family trips to the beach to weekend breaks, they provide the perfect getaway option without breaking the bank. This multi-purpose vehicle can have up to six seats, sleep...
Home Is Where the History Is
Byline: Vicky Robson STEEPED in history, it was this impressive property's chequered past that caught the imagination of owner Stephen Lovely six years ago. The detached house was built on the site of Boldon Hall, in South Tyneside, specifically...
How Long Does It Take to Save for a Deposit? in Partnership with Newcastle Building Society
Byline: MORTGAGE MATTERS IT takes an average of 13 years for a single person in the UK to save the typical 20% deposit needed to buy their own home, according to research by housing charity Shelter. In London this increases to more than 29 years....
In a Lift Not So Very Far Away
A SPECTACULAR Star Wars-themed lift is thrilling shoppers at the Fenwick department store in Newcastle. Customers wanting to travel between floors in the famous Northumberland Street store are faced with a life-size Captain Phasma in the lift. ...
Infiniti's Q30 Just the Job
Byline: Steve Hughes Motoring Editor INFINITI'S eagerly-awaited compact Sport Utility Vehicle, which is made in the North East, finally goes on sale from today, with prices of up to PS34,000. That will be for the flagship 2.2-litre diesel version...
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 Rachel Donnelly
Name, position and how long you have been in the property industry My name is Rachel Donnelly and I am on a two-year placement with Pattinson Estate Agents whilst completing my degree in business leadership and corporate management. I have been in...
Invitation to Would-Be Buyers; Weekend of Events from Developer
ADEVELOPER is hosting special events this weekend to showcase two North East developments. In Morpeth, artist's impressions and floor plans of the spacious homes to be built on the Saint George development will go on public show. At the site, Linden...
Is It Time to Freshen Up Your Home?
IF you're planning to add an extra feature to your home or you feel that the interior needs to be freshened up, look no further for help than from one of the region's skilled tradesmen. THE FURNITURE CLINIC From a simple clean or a full restoration,...
It's Open.And You Can Take That to the Bank
THE Bank Restaurant and Bar in Low Fell, Gateshead, has relaunched under new management. Local businessman and Low Fell resident Kevin Brown is back at the helm of the eatery and cocktail bar which he first opened in 2013. Kevin, who also owns...
I Want to Go to New Places and Not Write about Them; Some 20 Years after Bill Bryson Found Himself Firmly on the Bestselling British Travelogue Map, He's Back with His Follow-up,The RoadTo Little Dribbling. Hannah Stephenson Catches Up with the Unassuming Author Profile
Byline: Hannah Stephenson IT was a surreal moment for bestselling author Bill Bryson, when Hollywood star Robert Redford sat next to him at the premiere of the recent film adaptation of his book, A Walk In The Woods. Redford plays Bryson in the...
JAMES WALKER; Complaints Champion Fights for Your Rights
LAST week I talked briefly about the government's plans to make switching key services easier, and how they're asking the whole country to get involved with the consultation by Sharing their own experiences of switching (which you can do here, by the...
Karen Overbury
VILLAGE living, country homes, rural views, open aspects - these are all great attractions for home buyers, especially in this region, which has some of the most attractive countryside in Britain. Undoubtedly our countryside is one of the reasons...
KEEP 'Em Guessing [...]
Byline: POLITICS RACHEL WEARMOUTH KEEP 'em guessing, that's what I say. KThe words of Durham County Council leader Simon Henig, little more than a month ago. While the Labour politician was not referring to the muchchewed-over devolution deal...
Kings of the Culinary Castle; with a New Head Chef and Michelin-Accruing TV 'Name' John Burton-Race Overseeing the Kitchen, Otterburn Castle Is Targeting the Discerning Diner. DAVID WHETSTONE Visited Ahead of Its New Lunchtime Venture
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE The much-vaunted dark skies over Northumberland are proving a valuable tourism asset, bringing amateur stargazers to the county in increasing numbers. But a different type of star - the Michelin stars hard-won by chef...
Landlords Advised to Disclose Any Undeclared Rental Income
PRIVATE landlords across the North East have been advised to review their rental income declarations on the back of a HMRC campaign. It has emerged that the HMRC collected over PS50m in additional tax through a campaign set up to maximise its income...
Landlords Warned to Declare Income
PRIVATE North East landlords are being advised to review their rental income declarations after HMRC revealed it had collected more than PS50m in additional tax through a campaign set up to maximise its income from the residential property sector....
Live Large in the Suburbs; out of the City but Close to Amenities, Suburbs Are an Attractive Place to Put Down Roots for Many Reasons. Whether You Want to Raise a Family or Enjoy an Easy Commute to Work, Suburburban Homes Will Suit a Range of Buyers. Homemaker Picks Four Such Properties
THIS flat provides secure accommodation and is on the market with no upper chain. The first floor property has a lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. There is a communal entrance with stairs leading to the to the first floor of the building...
Live with Real Touch of Luxury Down on the Farm
THOSE looking for luxurious living in the North East need to look no further than the properties now available at Teal Farm Village. The development, on Barmston Road in Washington, has a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom detached homes,...
Lukaku Can Be a Key Man for Us in Future, Insists Martinez Following Agent's Claims
ROBERTO Martinez talked up Romelu Lukaku's importance to Everton following claims from his agent that the Toffees would sell if the right offer came in. Mino Raiola reportedly told a French radio station they had been given Martinez's blessing for...
Man Jailed for Islamic State Video Posts
AN Islamic State supporter who threatened to behead a police officer when his stash of "grotesque" execution videos was uncovered has been jailed for two and a half years. Atiq Ahmed, 32, from Oldham, had pleaded guilty to two counts of dissemination...
Marts Firm in Pledge to Livestock Farmers; FARMING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk Harrison & Hetherington has committed to working with livestock farmers at its new marts to help them grow their businesses following an PS8.2m acquisition. The company, which earlier this...
McClaren Mulling over a Midfield Conundrum; THE PREVIEW: Newcastle United V Stoke City St James' Park, Today, 3pm
Chris Waugh JACK Colback's absence has given Steve McClaren a selection dilemma - and the Newcastle United head coach admits he could "reshape" his side in order to compensate for the loss. The 26-year-old would have been suspended for today's visit...
Mourinho: I Have No Fears over My Future; Blues Boss Resisting the Pressure
JOSE Mourinho is unconcerned over suggestions his time as Chelsea manager could soon end if results do not improve. The 52-year-old Portuguese is in his second spell as Blues boss and was subject to the first managerial vote of confidence of Roman...
Mowden Park Four in England Contention
DARLINGTON Mowden Park have had four players named in England's Women's squad for their autumn internationals against France and Ireland, writes MARK SMITH. World Cup winner Tamara Taylor (pictured above) is joined by club-mates Ruth Laybourn, Abbie...
MPs Claim Smears Led to Dismissal of Police Chief
Byline: Richard Wheeler and Arj Singh Reporters jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER chief constable was the victim of "trial by media and smear", Tory MPs have said as they criticised investigators and police officials involved. Former Cabinet...
Mum's Anguish after Alleged Attack by Dog
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk A SCHOOLBOY was allegedly attacked by a Dalmatian dog after it escaped from a friend's house. Cav Mosey, 10, was outside his pal's home when the dog ran out and, it is claimed,...
'My Supporters Kept Me Going at Guantanamo'
Byline: Name in here Title in here Name.name@ncjmedia.co.uk SHAKER Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, has paid an emotional tribute to those who fought for his release after he finally returned to the UK, saying: "Without their...
Name the Year
FOR our picture puzzle each day we take a shot from The Journal archives, giving you a bit of a clue and asking you to name the year the picture was taken. Today's picture shows Ant and Dec getting ready to film an episode of The Ant & Dec Show,...
NED'S HEADING FOR BIG THINGS; King's Smart Stark Looks Handy at Ascot Dynaste Is the Clear Hall Pick
Byline: Garry Owen i.taylor@trinitymirror.com NED STARK can be Alan King's strong hand in a treacherous renewal of the Sodexho Gold Cup at Ascot. The seven-year-old has been given plenty of time at Barbury Castle since teaming up from Stuart...
New Macan's Middle Class
PORSCHE has introduced a new middle-of-the-road version of its stylish Macan model with a midway price tag of PS55,000. The newcomer slots between the "entry-level'' Macan S and the awesome Turbo version in an attempt to achieve the best of both...
No Room for Derby-Day Hangovers
Byline: Chris Waugh STEVE McClaren admits Newcastle United's Premier League position dictates that they cannot afford a "hangover" from the Wear-Tyne derby defeat - and insists the whole club must get over it and secure a victory over Stoke City....
North's Booze Shame Revealed
Byline: Hugh Macknight Reporter hugh.macknight@ncjmedia.co.uk THE top 50 areas in the country which have the highest rates of drinkers going to hospital have been named and shamed. And Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside...
Orchard Moves after 11% Increase in Sales; EXPANSION
Byline: TOM KEIGHLEY tom.keighley@ncjmedia.co.uk SOFTWARE and technology firm Orchard is relocating to new city-centre premises on the back of an 11% growth in sales. The provider of software systems to housing businesses and public sector organisations...
Periscope Is on the Up; It Started out with the Aim of Publicising Political Protests, Now Periscope Is Being Embraced by Everyone, from Fashionistas to Priests. Katie Wright Looks at How the Twitter-Owned Live-Streaming App Is Gaining Traction
WHEN protests kicked off in Istanbul's Taksim Square in the summer of 2013, Kayvon Beykpour, who was visiting the city, turned to Twitter to get the lowdown. Frustrated that he could only read about the demonstrations, Beykpour got to thinking:...
Pound Notes
FINANCIAL FACT THE number of card transactions made on the internet has surged by 20 per cent over the past year, with consumers spending PS11.5bn online in August, according to the UK Cards Association. There were 130m card payments online in August...
PURA VITA; DEFINITIVE REVIEW Suzuki Brings Back a Favourite Nameplate with Its Vitara Compact Crossover. ANDY ENRIGHT Reports
Byline: ANDY ENRIGHT THE Vitara, Suzuki's latest compact crossover, aims to build a lot of talent into four metres. With a choice of petrol or diesel, front or all-wheel drive and styling that's more assured than anything Suzuki has brought us before,...
Reviews
Rendezvous At The Russian Tea Rooms: The Spy Hunter, The Fashion Designer And The Man From Moscow by Paul Willetts Publisher: Constable, PS18.99, ebook PS10.99 TAKE a deep breath before you open this book, as from the first page it plunges into the...
Scheme to Protect the Unique Heritage of Area
Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@trinitymirror.com THE natural and historic landscape of a Northumberland valley is being targeted in a proposed PS1.8m scheme. From the Roman advance along Dere Street, to the thousands of motorists...
S-Class Goes Soft
Byline: Jonathan Crouch THE sixth-generation S-Class family has slowly been growing in size since its introduction, with this Cabriolet model set to be the last of six variants. Based on the S-Class Coupe, it goes up against the likes of the Bentley...
Share in the Success of Popular Site
SAVVY house hunters have already snapped up the first shared ownership properties on The Rise and people hoping to buy through shared ownership can now can view the current phase of homes on this exciting development in the west of Newcastle. The...
Showhomes Attract Would-Be Buyers
THREE new showhomes at a new development in Morpeth, Northumberland, were launched last weekend and immediately drew priase from viewers and prospective buyers. Home builder Taylor Wimpey North East opened the threebedroom Aldenham and fivebedroom...
Sitting Pretty Again after Chair Ordeal
Byline: Lauren Brown Reporter ADOG found herself in a precarious position after she got stuck in her owner's electric reclining armchair. Little Cagney - a seven-year-old female Lhasa apso - was stuck for an hour with only her legs visible before...
Smoke-Free Region Is a Realistic Goal
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trnitymirror.com ALMOST 12,000 smokers across the North East signed up to take part in Stoptober this month. They joined over 215,000 people around the country taking part in the country's...
Soaring Success of Homes for Over-55s
LOCATED on the site of the former Dunston Rocket tower block, Clavering Court is a world away from the well-known 29-storey block of flats that was demolished in 2012. And it is breathing new life into an iconic location in Dunston, Gateshead. Purpose-built...
Softly Does It for Office Opening; DIGITAL
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk DIGITAL company Visualsoft, which takes pride in the wealth of staff benefits it offers, has officially opened its impressive new headquarters in Stockton. The 35,000sq ft building at Princes Wharf...
Sparkling Deals at the Park
NORTH EAST home buyers could add a touch of sparkle to their lives in November as a developer offers a range of incentives across a selection of plots at a development in Low Fell, Gateshead. Among the housetypes available with a special offer on...
Sting Catches Shop Selling Teen Alcohol
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk ASHOP has been caught out selling booze to a teenager in a sting. Police in Ashington carried out a joint test purchase operation with Trading Standards targeting outlets suspected...
Superb Skoda
Byline: Graham Courtney AST your mind back 10 years. CThat was roughly the time when people started to take Skoda seriously. The company no longer relied on being part of the VW/Audi empire as their main selling point. Skoda was now good enough...
Suzuki Bring Back the Baleno
Byline: Andy Enright THE Baleno is designed to compete in the same class as Suzuki's existing Swift but offer a very different ownership proposition. Riding on an all- new platform with a new turbocharged engine, is it different enough to succeed?...
Swede Little Mystery; Volvo S60 D2: Long-Term Test
Byline: Andy Enright THERE was a time when the idea of being able to regularly return more than 70mpg would have seemed a fantasy, even in the smallest city car. Today, that's possible in quite a few of the most efficient diesel models. Not many...
Taskforce Assembled for At-Risk Factory Workers
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk Anne-Marie Trevelyan ATASKFORCE is being set up to look at ways of helping hundreds of workers who face losing their jobs at a Northumberland factory. General Mills Jus-Rol...
Tasty Treats for Everyone, Every Season; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
BROCKSBUSHES Farm Shop and Tea Room is holding its famous Christmas fair from Thursday to Sunday, November 12 to 15. It was one of the first ever Christmas fairs and has grown to be one of the region's most popular. Hundreds come from far and...
Themed Prohibition Cabaret Bar Opens Its Doors
A GATESHEAD entrepreneur launches his dream entertainment venture this week after investing start-up funds into creating the 1920s-themed Prohibition Cabaret Bar. Mitch Mitchell has invested time and PS10,000 in financial support in the form of...
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