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 January 26, 2016

3D Printing Tech Firm's Six-Figure Investment; TECh
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk A3D-PRINTING tech company recently named as one of the 50 most creative businesses in England has closed a six-figure investment round led by Northstar Ventures. Whispering Gibbon's patentpending...
Action Is Vital to Stop Spread of Epidemic
MORE must be done to research an "unprecedented epidemic" which could be leading to thousands of babies being born with birth defects, experts have said. Thousands of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus in Brazil have been born...
Adam Park; FINAL SAY Dancer, Rambert
I was always involved in drama clubs and that kind of thing when I was a kid and I'd done a couple of bits of dance stuff here and there. I always enjoyed being on stage. I never thought it was anything I could turn into a career though. It was...
Amateur but Electrifying; THEATRE; If Embracing Your Theatrical Side Is on Your 2016 to Do List, Here's a Selection Top-Drawer Am Dram Groups Who Put on Great Theatre All over the North Ea
Castle Players, from left Andrew Stainthorpe, Graham Fewell, Harry French, Jill Cole, Ben Pearson, Ian Kirkbride and Peter Cockerill Tynemouth Priory Theatre Established: 1946 Location: Percy Street, Tynemouth No. of members: 100 Age range: 18 to 90...
An Ill Wind as Toiling Wawrinka Bows Out
FRENCH Open champion Stan Wawrinka has revealed how a 10-day illness contributed to his fourthround defeat to Milos Raonic at the Australian Open. Wawrinka came from two sets down but could not win the decider as Raonic won 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 to...
Anything but Criminal - We Still Have Fun; MUSIC Fun Lovin' Criminals Celebrate 20 Years since the Release of Debut Album Come Find Yourself with a Gig at the O2 Academy Newcastle. Gordon Barr Meets Up with Frontman Huey Morgan Ahead of the Concert
Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan says he is under no illusion why the band has stood the test of time. Twenty years on from the release of debut album Come Find Yourself, which the group will play in its entirety at the O2 Academy Newcastle...
Banks Take a Hit amid Reports of Extra PPI Funds
Byline: FTSE 100 adam martell Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 Index closed at 5877 points, down 0.4%, on a bad day for shares in the UK's banks. Reports that a further PS5bn of compensation for customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance...
Businesses Urged to Get Involved in Devo Deal
Byline: Graeme Whitfield Business editor graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESSES in the North East are being asked to shape the region's devolution deal after six leading organisations neared agreement with council leaders over new powers. ...
Cats Must Act Quickly, or They Will Go Down
SUNDERLAND will be relegated if they aren't active in the transfer market before next week's deadline, it's as simple as that. Their February fixture list is a nightmare, which is why I was looking for them to pick up a win on Saturday against Bournemouth....
Chick the Fledgeling Falcon Is Learning to Fly on the Big Stage; Teenager Callum Catches the Eye in Tough Season
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer @markismith50 THE growth of homegrown back-row forward Callum Chick is one of the handful of positives to emerge from what has been a testing season for Newcastle Falcons. The 19-year-old Ponteland product has...
Coming to Stations in NorthTyneside.A Bus; Disruption to Metro as 'Once-in-a-Generation' Work Is Scheduled
Byline: Will Metcalfe Local government reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com COMMUTERS are facing more Metro misery as the timetable for major improvements has been unveiled. Nexus has announced a 15 day line closure in North Tyneside set...
Companies Today
DIY STORES DEAL The owner of B&Q and Screwfix has unveiled plans to bolster annual profits by PS500m over five years as it looks to step up its financial performance. Kingfisher said the PS800m strategy would help it become a "single, unified...
Concerns on Nursery Plans Don't Change with the Weather
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com THE depth of feeling over plans to close council-run nurseries was shown by a group of parents and children who braved the wet weather to make their feelings known. The campaigners,...
Controversial Morpeth Proposal Resubmitted
Byline: Tom Ough Reporter tom.ough@ncjmedia.co.uk CONTROVERSIAL plans for a housing and roadside services development on the outskirts of Morpeth have been resubmitted after planning bosses rejected the original proposal. A scheme for 255 houses...
Dad's Way Home Lit by Candles of Loved Ones
Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk FRIENDS and family of doting dad Osmond Pearson have held a candle-lit vigil in his memory. Osmond, known as Oz, died at the scene of a three-vehicle smash on the Black Isle in the...
Dancing the Pants off the Winter Blues; the Night Will Be Danced Away at the Metro Radio Arena This Month as a Duo of National Treasures - Namely Strictly Come Dancing and Peter Kay - Arrive to Drape the Venue in Glitterballs Aplenty. Sam Wonfor Locates Her Dancing Shoes and Prepares to Get Down
This is going to be a special month for those of us who have been wondering where to get our dancefloor inspiration since Jay lifted the coveted Glitterball Trophy before Christmas. The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour will take over the Metro Radio...
Dark Forces, Murder and Magic; 10 THINGS
The Perfect Murder, February 22-27, Newcastle Theatre Royal, 08448 11 21 21 or www.theatreroyal.co.uk Legendary Eastenders duo, Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace star on stage together for the first time in best-selling author Peter James' critically...
Deaths
ALLEN WILLIAM (Ponteland). Peacefully passed away at the R.V.I, on 16th January, aged 84 years, loving partner of Anne, loved father, brother and cousin. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Service to be held at the West Road Crematorium,...
Den to Paper; INTERVIEW as from February 11, Denise Welch Can Add 'Novelist' to Her CV Alongside Actress, Presenter, Loose Woman and Reformed Party Girl. She Talks to Sam Wonfor about the New String to Her Bow, and Being Nothing like Jackie Collins
When Denise Welch left the Loose Women table for the last time in 2013 she was determined to return to her first love of acting. Which she duly did. Little did she think back then though, that less than three years later she'd be holding the first...
Different Strokes for Different Folks; Tribal Prints and Cosy Fabrics Spell out a Laid-Back Americana Vibe That's Perfect for Winter. Katie Wright Pokes into the Folk Trend
Byline: Katie Wright That'll be a blanket coat in a dark hue and hefty fabric. Girls On Film knitted ragged grey jacket, PSLittle-Mistress. Buttonless and with a big shawl collar, this mid-length jacket eschews the need for a belt or scarf...
Durham Trio Join Up with the Masters
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer @StuRayner GRAHAM Onions will get an early chance to show his Twenty20 worth when he rubs shoulders with some of the world cricket's greats in the coming weeks. Onions is one of three Durham players taking...
Farron Hits Back at Calls for Lib Dem Apology
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com LIBERAL Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit back at suggestions he should apologise for the party's record in government. Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes called on Mr Farron...
Fear-Free Cuisine; Happy Home Cooking Means Keeping It Simple, Says Jane Lovett, Who Tells David Whetstone about Her Recipe Book
Do programmes like MasterChef and The Great British Bake Off inspire people to take up the culinary arts - as opposed to opening a tin or tearing the film off a ready meal - or do they have the opposite effect, scaring off the daunted would-be cook?...
Firms Ready to Hire but Skills Shortage Challenge Remains
Byline: SARAH GLENDINNING OUR latest Employment Trends Survey finds that job creation is set to continue into 2016, but skills shortages and rising labour costs are presenting firms with serious challenges. Published shortly before the festive...
First Say
ance City has the cover of this first Culture magazine of 2016 with a stirring glimpse of Coal. DThis is a new production from the Barnsley-based Gary Clarke Company which is coming to the Newcastle venue in the spring. Devised to commemorate...
Following in Mainwaring's Footsteps; PHOTOGRAPHY
On January 6, with Christmas done and New Year resolutions already fraying at the edges, Jack Lowe hit the road in his converted ambulance, Neena. The Lifeboat Station Project was back on track. I caught up with Jack at the end of December in his...
Fury over 999 Cuts
Byline: Rory Tingle Reporter rory.tingle@trinitymirror.com UNION officials and fire-fighters gathered in Newcastle City Centre yesterday to protest against cuts to emergency services. The Northern Public Services Alliance (NPSA), which brings...
Hartley: I Play My Best When I'm on the Edge
DYLAN Hartley has responded to the controversy over his appointment as England captain for the RBS 6 Nations by declaring: "I am me." Hartley has amassed 54 weeks of suspensions for a range of offences including eye-gouging, biting, headbutting...
High Bridge Highlights
1. Pleased to Meet You The super-stylish gin bar unveiled its new look after a PS500,000 expansion. Pleased to Meet You's continued success drove owners Ladhar Leisure to add seating to the existing venue, creating a dedicated dining area with an...
High Times, Bigg Advances; the Bigg Market and High Bridge Are near Neighbours in Newcastle City Centre but, While One Has Experienced a Bit of a Revival Recently, the Other Has Fallen on Rather Hard Times. but Things Are Changing. DAN O'DONOGHUE and LISA HUTCHINSON Report
MEDIEVAL, quaint and a hidden gem in the city, Newcastle's High Bridge has been experiencing something of a renaissance in recent times. The street, which connects the Georgian heart of the city to the historic Bigg Market, has seen a number of...
Hit and Myth; INTERVIEW When It Comes to Making Films, You Have to Take the Rough with the Smooth. Safe to Say Actor/producer Craig Conway Is Enjoying the Smooth Ride His Latest Project Has Been So Far. Sam Wonfor Catches Up with Him
If the stars continue to align like they have so far for Craig Conway's latest film project, then one can only assume it's going to be the pick of next year's film festivals. Just 52 hours passed between deciding a short film called A Carer's Tale...
How Crime in the North Provides a Writer's Inspiration; Crime Is One of the Most Popular Genres in Fiction with a Seemingly Unsatiable Appetite among Readers. Laura Fraine Looks at a New Collection of Short Stories by Northern Crime Writers
From the frozen landscape of a winter night in the North Pennines to the stifling interior of a suburban home, the stories of Northern Crime One take us on journeys across northern England and beyond... and into the minds of people pushed to the edge....
How Should Businesses Handle the Scathing Online Review? after One Bar Owner in the North East Fought Back against Scathing Comments on TripAdvisor, ROBERT GIBSON Asks What Companies Should Do in the Age of the Online Review
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON SINCE it was founded 15 years ago, TripAdvisor has been no stranger to controversy, forging a generally fraught relationship with the hospitality industry. One North Shields restaurant has become the latest victim of a brutal...
I'm Beginning My Second Adulthood, Pass Me the Pills!
Byline: GEORGE HEPBURN COLUMNIST FOR 10 minutes one morning last week, I had the swimming pool all to myself. There are few things at my stage of life more sublime than swimming through unbroken water. I even had a guardian angel sitting in his...
Impressions of a Genius; EXHIBITION A Double Handful of True Artistic Treasures Will Be the Star Attraction at the Laing for the Next Few Months. Sam Wonfor Offers a Preview
alk about setting the bar high for 2016. This month, The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle will take temporary delivery of 10 of the finest drawings by none other than Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection. The works will be brought to the...
Inside the Get Carter Phenomenon; THEATRE Get Carter Comes to the Newcastle Stage in February in a New Northern Stage Production. David Whetstone Meets One Man Who Has Clear Memories of the Famous Film Which Starred Michael Caine
Tom and Ellen McEnaney aren't too surprised when strangers turn up on their doorstep in Gateshead. Sometimes they arrive in a double decker bus, having signed up for a sightseeing tour through the firm Tyne Idols. But sometimes they come alone. ...
Konta's Hardly an Overnight Sensation after 18-Year Battle
JOHANNA Konta believes her incredible journey to the Australian Open quarter-finals has been 18 years in the making. Konta became the first British female to reach the last eight of a grand slam since 1984 after she edged an enthralling contest...
Leading the Charge; PS1.5m to Build New Stations and Encourage Electric Revolution
Byline: Will Metcalfe Local government reporter will.metcalfe@trinitymirror.com THE drive to see more electric cars on Tyneside has received a funding boost. New electric charging stations will be installed at Science Central, in Newcastle, and...
Licence Ban Bid 'Saddens' Would-Be Restaurateur
AN aspiring restaurateur has hit back after council, police and public health experts called for his business to be refused a late night licence. Simon Wilson is hoping to open Turquoise, an organic restaurant, in Waterloo Street, Newcastle. ...
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EXHIBITIONS BALTIC, Gateshead South Shore Road (0191 478 1810) Alice Theobald And Atomik Architecture: Artist Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture practice present their commission to the series of works which explore the relationship between architecture...
Magic of the Mediterranean; EATING OUT Charles Evans, Our Man on an Arty Foody Mission, Goes Turkish as Morpeth Shivers on a Proper British Winter's Night
Tonight I'm in the lovely market town of Morpeth on a very icy winter's night. Morpeth is my local shopping town, or would be if I ever shopped! One place that I've never noticed is Ephesus, a Turkish restaurant at the end of Bridge Street. And...
Magpies Confident of Signing a Striker; Two New Recruits Is the Goal
Byline: Mark Douglas NUFC editor @msidouglas NEWCASTLE United are still optimistic about landing a striker before the February transfer deadline. The Magpies are still in discussions about multiple targets and want to land at least two new additions...
Magpies Could Force the Issue in Player Pursuits Magpies Could Force the Issue in Player pursuitsMagpies Could Force the Issue in Player Pursuits
Byline: DON HUTCHISON WHEN I signed for West Ham, I was initially reluctant to do the deal. I had enjoyed my time at Sunderland under Peter Reid. It felt like a club on the up, I liked living back home in Durham and I had hoped the club would...
Mata: We Are Feeling as Bad as the Fans
MANCHESTER United forward Juan Mata has stressed the frustration within the camp is the same as that of the club's fans after Saturday's 1-0 home loss to Southampton. Boos rang around Old Trafford following the final whistle of the Barclays Premier...
Murder Probe: Two Arrested
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com FAMILIES have told of their shock after a man was stabbed to death in North Shields. People on West Avenue, in West Chirton, woke up yesterday morning to find their street cordoned off...
Murray: I Would Have Quit to Support Ailing Father-in-Law
ANDY Murray would have pulled out of the Australian Open had there been any doubts about the health of his father-in-law Nigel Sears. Sears collapsed on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday while he watched Ana Ivanovic, whom he coaches, and was rushed straight...
New Journey for Rowan; CLASSICAL MUSIC; It's a Big Year for One of the Country's Most Innovative Music Charities. as David Whetstone Reports, Samling Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Having Completed a 'Virtuous Circle' of Musical Success
Some brilliant ideas hatched in a warm snug of an evening don't look quite so bright in the cold light of day. Others fizzle for a while and then fade. But Samling, dedicated to inspiring musical excellence in young people, has stood the test of...
North Architects Take Turnover above PS10m; ARCHITECTURE
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ABROAD spread of clients and sector work has seen revenues continue to rise at Newcastle's Ryder Architecture, where turnover went up by a third to top PS10.8m. The Newcastle-headquartered business...
(Of Grammy Winner's Seal of Approval; NEW MUSIC Alternative-Pop Quintet Shields Are Set to Release Their Debut Album after a Phenomenal 2015. Sarah Jeffery Talks to Guitarist and Keyboard Player David Williams Ahead of Its Launch
Newcastle five-piece Shields are looking forward to releasing their highly anticipated debut album. The band will launch How Can We Fix This? with a special gig at Sage Gateshead on February 26, and fans will have to wait until then to hear the...
One Year since Student Drowned in RiverWear
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com IT is one year since Durham University student Euan Coulthard's body was pulled from the River Wear. The 19-year-old was found dead in Durham following a night out with friends...
Parents Bid to Take over Private School Facing Axe
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com PARENTS are hoping to take over the running of a private school set to close this year. More than 200 mums and dads attended a meeting about the future of Sunderland High School on Sunday,...
Police Task Force Tackles 'Epidemic' of Legal Highs
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@trinmitymirror.com ASPECIAL task force has been launched to tackle a legal highs epidemic on Tyneside. The problem of the highly-addictive and often readily available drugs is now so great that...
Princes Tell of Sadness after Death of Explorer
Byline: Laura Elston Reporter THE Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have expressed their immense sadness at the death of explorer Henry Worsley, who was on the brink of making history with the first solo crossing of the Antarctic. The ex-Army...
PS75m Injected into Duke's Property Firm; PROPERTY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SHAREHOLDERS including the Duke of Northumberland have pumped PS75m into the Northumberland Estates business. The Alnwick business is the collective title for the interests of the Duke of Northumberland...
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CITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD HUMP WESTBOURNE AVENUE 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 that the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in exercise of its powers under Section...
Putting Socialism under the Microscope; AV FESTIVAL Radical Ideas from across the Globe and Down the Centuries Are Explored in This Year's AV Festival. David Whetstone Gets a Tour of the Programme from Director Rebecca Shatwell
Byline: Rebecca Shatwell George Orwell travelled north in 1936 to live among the working classes - an experience that resulted in The Road to Wigan Pier with its essay about socialism - and in the same year some 200 jobless men embarked on the Jarrow...
Rural Areas Losing out on Funding - Council Leaders
Byline: Rory Tingle Reporter rory.tingle@trinitymirror.com THE leader of Northumberland County Council has joined more than a dozen local authority bosses voicing "grave concerns" that rural areas will lose out under a new funding deal. Grant...
Sam: I'd Love to Have Landed Shelvey; I'd Love to Have Signed Shelvey
Byline: Spencer Brown spencer.brown@trinitymirror.com SAM Allardyce says if he was in the market for a midfielder this January he would have loved to have signed Jonjo Shelvey. The England international completed a move to Newcastle from Swansea...
Scots Can Cope with Injuries Says Coach
SCOTLAND backs coach Jason O'Halloran is confident they will have a strong midfield against England despite Alex Dunbar joining fellow centres Mark Bennett and Peter Horne on the treatment table. Dunbar suffered what the Scottish Rugby Union termed...
Sexton's Setback Could Hit Irish Hard
WALES coach Neil Jenkins feels Ireland will be affected should Jonathan Sexton miss their RBS 6 Nations opener in Dublin. Fly-half Sexton was forced to come off with a head injury in the early stages of Leinster's 51-10 defeat to Wasps in the European...
Something Different - That Works; ON THE BOTTLE HELEN SAVAGE
Byline: HELEN SAVAGE As if there weren't enough wines on the shelves to choose from, winegrowers are always trying to make something different. They're like chefs, always researching new recipes. Often, as with the latest food fads, you sometimes...
Sparking Interest; MUSEUM It's Been a Double Century since a Life-Saving Lamp Came into Service. Time for a Week-Long Anniversary Celebration at Beamish, Wethinks
wo hundred years of the life-saving TTTminers' lamp are being celebrated at Beamish Museum this month. Just One Spark, which takes place during half term from February 13-21, charts the historic race to invent a miners' safety lamp in the North...
Spartans Face Major Test of Their Title Credentials
BLYTH Spartans manager Tom Wade is not a great believer in so-called sixpointers - but he is fully aware of the importance of tonight's game with Salford City, writes JEFF BOWRON. It is a crucial clash at the top of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier...
Sponsor Adidas in Talks over Quitting; ATHLETICS
ADIDAS is in talks with athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, to end its sponsorship early in the wake of the doping scandal which has rocked the sport. Sources have confirmed that the sportswear giant's lawyers are looking to end the deal...
Stephen Lambert
IN a hard-hitting report, 'Skills For The Future', produced by Newcastle City Council's Education, Skills and Training Task Group, the city's training providers, businesses and some schools are found to be failing to meet the needs of the 16 to 24...
Still Trying to Figure out an Answer to Cats' Tactical Conundrum; THE AGENDA: Sam Allardyce's Numbers Game Sam Allardyce Tried to Be Positive Early on against Bournemouth, but Did Not Have the Numbers to Make It Work. Stuart Rayner on the Black Cats'problems
IT took a while for the numbers to add up for Sunderland on Saturday. By the time they did, they were already chasing the game. At White Hart Lane a week earlier, Sam Allardyce's tactical tweak saw the roof cave in, but against Bournemouth it dragged...
Study Success Brings Hope of a Cure FORTYPE 1 Diabetes
A CURE for Type 1 diabetes is a step closer after scientists managed to halt the condition for six months thanks to insulin-producing cells. Experts from US hospitals and institutions including Harvard University managed to transplant cells into...
Stuttering England's Rearguard Battle to Save Game; THE MATCH: South Africa V England, Fourth Test
ENGLAND'S victorious tour of South Africa was edging towards an ignominious end after their top order faltered again in the final Test at Centurion. Set a record 382 for victory or a more realistic target of batting out for a draw, the tourists...
Style on a Platter; FOOD REVIEW Looking for a Cheerful Port in a Storm One Drizzly January Evening out in Newcastle, Barbara Hodgson Took a Seat in Lola Jeans
Just under a year and a half ago, the team behind Lola Jeans in Tynemouth - local ex-professional ice hockey player Paul Sample and fiancee Lindsey - opened this city centre branch in the former Godfather restaurant in Market Street. Named after...
Stylist; JOANNE WATKINSON
PLANET Fashion has spoken and declared skinny jeans "out" (again). Cue a stampede from the dedicated followers to ditch their skinnies in favour of a flare. Meanwhile those of us back on planet Earth continue to wear them (along with most fashion...
Tech North Chief to Step Down; Science & Technology
Byline: TECH ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk CLAIRE Braithwaite, the head of Tech North, has announced she is to step down from the role. Ms Braithwaite has led the organisation, part of Tech City UK, since its establishment in April...
These ARE the Droids You're Looking For
If the residents in your house are anything like those in mine, there'll still be a palpable sense of grief at the passing of Game On 2.0 at the Life Science Centre . The massively popular exhibition, which charted the history of video games, finally...
The World in Five Novels; READERS' LIVESAround Susan Heads, Who Lives in Newcastle, Created and Writes for Thebooktrail.com Where Books Are Reviewed, Locations Mapped out and "Literary Travel Guides" Are Provided So Readers Can Use Novels as Guidebooks. Here, with Locations, Are Five Novels That Have Taken Her Imagination Far And
Around the World Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Pierre-Jules Hetzel, 1873) This was the novel which started me off on my love of books, travel and languages. I read the children's version aged five and have loved it ever since. I have...
Three Decades of Amazing Dance; Thirty Glorious Years of Dance City Merited a January Gala. Here and over the Page David Whetstone Looks at the Past, Present and Future of the Organisation, Based in Newcastle but with a Region-Wide Remit; 30 YEARS OF DANCE CITY
Dance City's new theatre season explodes into life in February with two performances of Africarmen, a new dance production based on Bizet's opera Carmen but set in Africa. It comes from Tavaziva, a London-based company set up in 2004 by Bawren Tavaziva,...
Time to Bring Your 'A' Game; This Vitamin A Derivative Is Hailed as an Anti-Ageing Skincare Miracle - but Only If It's Used Correctly. Katie Wright Consults the Retinol Rulebook
Byline: Katie Wright IN THE multi-billion pound beauty industry, hundreds of products claim to be all-powerful youth elixirs, but according to Dr Des Fernandes, vitamin A remains "the only effective anti-ageing cosmetic ingredient we have". And...
Time to Follow Easterby Ace Map
MAPPIN TIME can cut loose in the Daily Price Boosts At Unibet Handicap at Southwell. Tim Easterby's sprinter looked in good nick over this course and distance on his last outing in December and has the speed to go one place better in what looks...
Tributes to a Man Who 'Earned Places in History'
Byline: James Tapsfield FORMER cabinet minister Lord Parkinson has died aged 84 after a long battle with cancer, his family has announced. The Tory grandee served in a variety of senior posts in Margaret Thatcher's governments. A family spokesman...
TV Choice
THE REAL MARIGOLD HOTEL BBC2, 9pm The movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which followed a group of British pensioners as they moved to India, clearly struck a chord with audiences. It was so successful it led to a sequel (The Second Best Exotic...
Tyneside to Embrace Award Winner's Talent; Cinema Screenings and an Academic Appointment Bring Renowned Filmmaker John Akomfrah to the Region, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE AWARD-WINNING artist and film-maker John Akomfrah is travelling to Newcastle this weekend for a special event at the Tyneside Cinema - but it marks the start of a longer relationship. Coinciding with his visit comes the...
Vehicles Charged Once Every 25 Minutes
THE electric car revolution is going up a gear in the North East with drivers recharging their vehicles once every 25 minutes in Newcastle alone last year. Drivers had docked their cars a total of 19,046 times before the end of 2015 -that works...
Warning That UK Faces Electricity Supply Gap; ENERGY
Byline: ALAN JONES business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE UK faces an electricity supply gap of up to 55% by 2025 because of the closure of coal and nuclear plants, the Government is being warned. Plans to plug the gap by building combined cycle gas turbine...
We'll Be Giving It a Good Go in Trying to Shut out Proteas, Says Anderson
JAMES Anderson is hoping for another great escape to add to his collection when England look to bat out the final day of the Test series in South Africa. Anderson has been present during some of England's most memorable rearguards of recent years,...
We Must Learn from Our Set-Piece Failings: Klopp
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is losing patience with his players over the way they defend set-pieces and does not want to have to speak to them about it again. There were more lapses in Saturday's manic and madcap 5-4 win at Norwich, and Klopp...
Whole New Ball Game as Zhang Progresses
CHINESE qualifier Shuai Zhang has gone from Samantha Stosur's ball-girl to Australian Open quarter-finalist. Zhang knocked out American Madison Keys 3-6 6-3 6-3 to book a last-eight match-up with Britain's Johanna Konta and continue one of tennis'...
You'll Love Our Valentine's Prize
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us - the annual occasion when we spoil our other halves with flowers, treats and a delicious meal, whether homemade or in one of the North East's top restaurants. If you're looking for something a little different...
Youngsters Taking Works of Mozart to Their Limit
Royal Northern Sinfonia: The Virtuosos, Sage Gateshead THIS climax of New Artists' week at the Sage was a fine classical concert spotlighting three solo performers and three composers, all in their twenties. The composers, whittled down from a long...
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