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 December 30, 2015

A Beautiful Soul, a Great Man and a Legend; PAVEL SRNICEK 10.3.68-29.12.15 'He Was a Beautiful Soul and a Great Man'
Byline: Chris Waugh @CHRISDHWAUGH NEWCASTLE United players past and present have led the tributes to Pavel Srnicek, who died yesterday, aged 47 - with Steve Harper labelling him a "truly beautiful soul". The former Magpies goalkeeper had been...
Allardyce Goes from Tinkerman to Axeman as Black Cats Run out of Chances; THE PREVIEW: Sunderland V Liverpool after Four Losses in a Row, Sunderland Manager Sam Allardyce Has Lost Patience with Some of His Black Cats Players, Who Are Now 'Surplus to Requirements'. Spencer Brown Reports
SAM Allardyce's patience is starting to run out after four consecutive losses for Sunderland, and he says the "reckoning" has come for some of his players. The transfer window opens on Saturday, and Allardyce suggested that some of his squad would...
AT This Time of Year It Is Customary [...]; COLUMNIST
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR-GOOBY AT this time of year it is customary for columnists to either reflect on the year that is drawing to a close or to speculate on the one to come. My experience of predicting the future is that it is a risky business....
A Year to Build on for Sector Surge in Demand and a Year to Build on for Sector; REVIEW
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SURGING demand for student accommodation, new leisure openings, multimillionpound property deals and huge progress at Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle's biggest regeneration project in years ... 2015...
Boomerang Bob Is Worth a Whirl
Boomerang Bob is an interesting contender as he takes a step back up in class in the Download The new Unibet racing app Handicap at Lingfield. The six-year-old was placed in Pattern company more than once as a juvenile for the late John Hills, starting...
Boutique Hotel in City Centre Opens Its Doors
Byline: Coreena Ford Chief Business Writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk APS12M boutique hotel has opened its doors for the first time in Newcastle city centre. Motel One has opened the 22-bed luxury budget hotel in High Bridge, Newcastle, having...
Call for Apology after 'Offensive' Riot Remarks
Byline: Gavin Cordon Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk DAVID Cameron's policy chief Oliver Letwin is facing demands for an apology over "offensive" remarks he made about black people in the wake of the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots. Files released...
Coloccini Dismisses Relegation Connection
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer @CHRISDHWAUGH FABRICIO Coloccini is adamant that this season is "different" to the 2008-09 campaign in which Newcastle United were relegated, despite the Magpies having five fewer points at this stage than they...
Deaths
BENNETT JILL (Amble). Peacefully on 12th December in Summerhill Care Home, aged 85 years, Jill (nee Rogers), beloved wife of the late Bill, much loved mother of Shirley and Alan, also a loving grandmother. Jill will be greatly missed by all who knew...
Draws Delight Black Cats Boss; 'If WE DRaW I'll bE DElIGHtED'
Byline: Spencer Brown @Spencer_Brown1 SAM Allardyce says he would be "delighted" if Sunderland could get a draw against Liverpool at the Stadium of Light tonight to arrest his side's alarming slump in form. The visitors are 10th in the table,...
Eagles Will Hit Peak in 2016 - Fletcher; BASKETBALL
Byline: Sean Douglass NEWCASTLE Eagles star Rahmon Fletcher sees 2016 as a 'fresh season' - but first the champions must close out 2015 with a trip to Glasgow Rocks. Fab Flournoy's side head into the BBL match on the back of a club record 24-game...
Flood Risk Cut Insurers 'Won't Listen' As
Byline: Brian Daniel Northumberland reporter brian.daniel@ncjmedia.co.uk HOMEOWNERS in a Northumberland town are still being quoted massive amounts for insurance due to flood risk - despite the addition of defences. The River Wansbeck at Morpeth...
Fond Farewell to Man Who Earned His Place in Geordie Folklore; Newcastle United Have Lost One of the True Entertainers in Pavel Srnicek but He Leaves Behind a True Legacy of How to Treat Others. Lee Ryder Pays Tribute to the Fans'favourite
PAVEL Srnicek arrived on Tyneside back in 1990 on the back of the dark days of communism in eastern Europe and as an unknown in the eyes of Newcastle supporters. He didn't know it then, but he was about to light up the lives of many others. That's...
Former Kingston Park Skipper Joins England Backroom
Byline: Nick Purewal FORMER Newcastle Falcons captain Ian Peel will serve as scrum coach for England's RBS 6 Nations campaign while also joining Saracens' backroom staff on a permanent basis. The former Kingston Park prop has coached England's...
Health Chiefs in Norovirus Alert
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com AHEALTH warning has been issued after an outbreak of the Norovirus. A number of people have been hospitalised with the infection in Sunderland in the past few days and health bosses...
I Feel Immune to All the Awards Talk; If You Don't Yet Recognise Alicia Vikander, You Soon Will. Keeley Bolger Chats to the Swedish Star of the Danish Girl, Tipped for Possible Oscar Glory, about Her Whirlwind Year and the Exciting One Coming Up Big Screen
Byline: Keeley Bolger ALICIA VIKANDER ends 2015 the same way she started the year - with a clutch of award nominations to her name. But all the industry nods in the world haven't stopped her from feeling nervous when she doesn't have her next job...
I'm Proud of This Series. I Hope People Enjoy It; Small Screen
THE doyenne of cool, Patti Smith, recently gave TV detective dramas her unexpected seal of approval after admitting that when she's in the UK, she likes nothing better than hunkering down in a hotel room and binge-watching our crime shows. It was...
It's Resolution Time, So What Will Yours Be? NECC in Association With
NEW Year resolution time is upon us, at which point we should spare a thought for those people already at peak fitness and with impeccable moral virtue, who always find this a difficult season. Thankfully I'm not weighed down by these problems,...
Lack of Jobs for British Coaches Concerning
Byline: Spencer Brown Sports Writer @Spencer_Brown1 THE FA and the Premier League should act immediately to increase the number of British coaches in the top divisions, says Sam Allardyce. The only English managers in the top flight are Allardyce,...
Magpies Star Srnicek at by the World of Football
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died at age of just 47. The fans' favourite was placed in an induced coma last Sunday after he collapsed while out running in his...
Man Hurt as Fans Storm Blyth Pub
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk AMAN was taken to hospital and more than PS1,500 of damage was caused to a pub when football fans went on the rampage. Shortly after Blyth Spartans' Bank Holiday home match against Darlington...
Man in Wheelchair Is Mugged While out Enjoying His Hobby
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com ASEARCH is underway for a mugger who threatened a wheelchairuser with a knife. The 49-year-old victim from Longbenton, North Tyneside, wishes to remain anonymous, but today he tells...
Memories of First Staffroom Filled with Characters
Byline: LES WALTON COLUMNIST THERE were two main challenges as a new teacher in the 1960s; facing the classroom and surviving the staffroom. In 1966, as a newly qualified teacher, I applied to Durham County Council for my first teaching post....
Midfielder Backs Sam to Save His Old Club
JORDAN Henderson is backing Sam Allardyce to keep hometown club Sunderland in the Premier League - but is determined to pile on the misery on his return to the Stadium of Light. The 25-year-old Liverpool skipper and his team-mates head to Wearside...
MP Warns It Will Take a Death before Cuts to Fire Service Stop
SOMEONE will have to die before cuts to the fire service stop, a North East MP has warned. The stark message came as a report by the Fire Brigades Union revealed that almost 7,000 firefighters' jobs have been axed over the past five years. The...
Mum Was Drunk at the Wheel While Her Baby Was Left Home Alone
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk ABOOZED-UP mum was caught drunk behind the wheel - having left her 19-month-old daughter home alone. Paula Brash was pulled over after she drove with no lights on and crashed her Jaguar...
Never a Dull Moment; Another Year Nears Its End and Another Bunch of Memories Can Be Mulled over and Celebrated. It Has Been a Lively and Eventful 12 Months on the North East Culture Beat. Here DAVID WHETSTONE and SAM WONFOR Look Back on Just Some of the Things That Wowed Them in 2015
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE and SAM WONFOR It was the year when an Anglo Saxon saga (ItV's Beowulf) was brought to life in a Weardale quarry, a Weeping Window of poppies attracted thousands to a Northumberland museum and an opera about Sunderland AFC...
Non-League Football
ALNWICK Town failed to take advantage of the wind in the opening half and ended well beaten by Heaton Stannington in last night's Ebac Northern League Second Division game at St James' Park. The Northumbrians enjoyed more possession in the opening...
One Direction Surprise for Heart Transplant Girl
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com ONE Direction surprised a Cramlington heart transplant recipient with a special visit. The chart-topping band granted the Christmas wish of Rachel Hooley and sister Kate on ITV show...
PS70m Boost - Study City's Flood Defences Need
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com A MASSIVE PS70m is needed to protect Newcastle from devastating floods, experts have warned. Large swathes of the North East have been submerged by recent storms, with Corbridge...
Pursuit of Fourth Wicket Seamer 'Let off Leash' in Pursuit of Fourth Wicket
STEVEN Finn revealed England let him off the leash late on day four in pursuit of one last South African wicket. Finn had already removed firstinnings centurion Dean Elgar and home captain Hashim Amla when he was called on to turn in a final spell...
Rescue Squads Stay on Standby
TEAMS of firefighters and volunteers from the North East are on standby as Storm Frank threatens to bring yet more flooding misery. Staff from fire and rescue services across the region will today continue to do their bit to help Yorkshire flood...
Restored: Historic South Shields Clock
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com AN historic clock in South Shields has now been fully restored and preserved for future generations. The clock, on Pier Parade in the town, forms part of the Jubilee clock tower and...
Retain the Upper Hand Finn Ensures England Retain the Upper Hand; Cook's Tourists Remain on Track for Triumph
Byline: Rory Dollard in Durban STEVEN Finn took three wickets to keep England on course for victory in the first Test, but Jonny Bairstow's missed stumping of AB De Villiers gave South Africa faint hope in Durban. Finn, a late addition to the...
Scouts Raise Charity Cash with 'Prom'
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com A SCOUT group has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for charity by staging a Last Night of the Proms event. Members of Tynemouth Scouts held the performance at the Christ Church Parish...
Search Goes on for Missing Sally with Help of Volunteers
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com THOUSANDS of people are helping to spread an appeal to find much-loved grandmother Sally Allan who has been missing since Boxing Day. A special Facebook page has been set up, titled...
Sleepless Nights Part of Being a Manager
Byline: Spencer Brown Sports Writer @Spencer_Brown1 SAM Allardyce says he has been losing sleep over Sunderland's struggles, but he hasn't lost faith in his managerial methods. The former Bolton and West Ham boss is one of the most experienced...
The Phone Call Which Tempted Me Back to the Premiership; THE INTERVIEW: Andy Goode Andy Goode Announced His Retirement in the Summer but, Hears Spencer Brown, an Approach from His Leicester Mentor Dean Richards Changed His Mind
ANDY Goode, the former England fly-half who was persuaded out of retirement to sign for Newcastle Falcons, says his career has come full circle as he will once again be playing under Dean Richards. The 35 year-old, who is the second-highest point...
To Adopted Geordie Supporters' Tributes to Adopted Geordie
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE plight of Pavel Srnicek following his heart attack just over a week ago to his death has touched the hearts of Geordies. The football community rallied round in support of the...
TV Choice
GREAT BARRIER REEF WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH BBC1, 9pm It's almost 60 years since David Attenborough first visited the Great Barrier Reef, and it seems he's always had a hankering to go back and explore further. However, much of the remarkable ecosystem...
Volunteers Behind the Smiles; A Recent Awards Ceremony Shone a Spotlight on North East Volunteers. BArBArA HodgsoN Spoke to Extraordinary People Whose Invaluable Work Often Goes Unnoticed
ANYONE who has ever criticised "the youth of today" need spend only a few minutes with Jasmine Nelson to see a shining example of the younger generation. Not that the 15-year-old expects to be singled out. For around two years now the teenager...
What's on at the CINEMA
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 (12A): Tue 7.30pm Victor Frankenstein (12A): Wed 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Daddy's...
Without a Bruise or a Scar, Victims Have Been Afraid to Speak Out.Now Police Can Deal with Ongoing Oppression
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com FROM yesterday, perpetrators of emotional abuse could face up to five years behind bars as part of a new offence which tightens up domestic abuse law. The Government's new coercive or controlling...
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