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 February 11, 2016

Adam Proves a Striking Success since Being Sent to Coventry - but Can He Cut It in Top Flight with Magpies? THE AGENDA: How Much Has Newcastle Loanee Adam Armstrong Progressed This Season?
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer Twitter: @CHRISDHWAUGH IN RECENT months, as Newcastle United have struggled to convert a hatful of chances across numerous matches, Toon fans have repeatedly posed the same question to one another: Why is Adam Armstrong...
Ankle Surgery TAKESWOOD out of Tour but Keeps Him Home for County
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk MARK Wood's omission from England's World Twenty20 squad is good news for Durham - and probably the player too. As expected, the fast bowler from Ashington has been left out of...
Benefits of Small Modular Reactors
A RECENT Government-commissioned report highlights the benefits of Small Modular Reactors. These include: Financing: Smaller units are built more rapidly than large plants such as Hinkley Point C, typically in three rather than eight to 10 years. Where...
Beyonc's Shock Tactics Sour Super Bowl
Byline: stateside With US Editor Christopher Bucktin dESPITE both Peyton Manning and Cam Newton taking a pasting, the biggest sack delivered at the Super Bowl was on sport itself. Witnessed by more than one billion viewers worldwide, the culmination...
Breaking the Sound Barrier; One in 10 UK Adults Is Affected by Tinnitus, and for Some, It's More Than a Minor Irritation. Abi Jackson Reports on Why We Should All Listen in to This Year's Plug'em Campaign
MANY of us will have experienced the sensation of hearing sounds that seem to be coming from nowhere other than deep inside our own heads and ears - perhaps a high-pitched ringing, or hissing sound. Thankfully for most of us, these sounds will be...
Bringing the House Down
An Inspector Calls, Theatre Royal until Saturday You can't beat a packed theatre and a crackling sense of anticipation. The former can be guaranteed all week (this is a sell-out) and the latter is more than likely. JB Priestley's play has been with...
Care Home Torn Down Ahead of Home-Building
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com AFORMER care home which was branded dangerous has been knocked down to make way for a PS5m housing development. The crumbling former Cheverley House Care Home in Belmont, County Durham,...
Celebrity Stylist Offers His Services to Cancer Patients Suffering Hair Loss
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com CANCER care specialists have teamed up with celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie to offer a unique service to patients fighting the disease. The Northern Centre for Cancer...
Changing Tastes Are Driving Newcastle's Restaurant Sector; in Association with the Leisure Industry - Looking Ahead
Byline: David Downing, Sanderson Weatherall Newcastle valuation partner NEWCASTLE'S leisure scene has forever been one of its strengths, with the city's food and drink sector being a key driver of visitors and business. The dining sector in particular...
City of Newcastle upon Tyne (South Jesmond Diy Streets) Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 9th February 2016 the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit all vehicles from proceeding on - a)...
Deaths
DOROTHY (Pegswood). On 3rd February, aged 83 years, Dorothy (formerly Forester), dearly loved wife of the late Douglas, a dear mother of Geoffrey and the late Ken and a loving grandma to Drew, Sam and Louise. Service at St. Margaret's Church, Pegswood...
England Reunion Boost for Injured Gunners Duo
DANNY Welbeck and Jack Wilshere will be reunited with their England team-mates after a lengthy absence today when Roy Hodgson's men convene for a gathering at St George's Park. The Football Association announced last week England boss Hodgson would...
Entertainment Is at a Premium at OldTrafford
A LACK of entertainment at Manchester United home matches has been a recurring theme this season and is borne out by statistics as the row over increased ticket prices and the debate over value for money for fans rumbles on. A supporter buying the...
Evolution of the City Centre Leisure Market; the Leisure Industry - Looking Ahead
Byline: David Downing, Sanderson Weatherall Newcastle valuation partner THE city centre leisure market across the UK is ever-evolving, and in the North East this is particularly true, with the make-up of Newcastle and Sunderland's city centres radically...
Former Dyson Chief Joins Training Group as Chair
FORMER Dyson CEO Martin McCourt has been appointed chairman of the County Durham-based Learning Curve Group (LCG). The innovative businessman, who transformed the British electronics firm into an international force during his 15-year tenure, will...
Frustrated Holden Keen to Make Up for Lost Time; Stopper Relishes Move to Heed
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD'S rise to nonleague prominence has seen them attract players from all over the country and beyond. The Tynesiders marked the 50th anniversary of their harsh expulsion from the Football League by becoming a full-time...
Fund Paves Way for 60 Manufacturing Positions; LET'S GROW
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk Picture: STUART BOULTON. AMANUFACTURING company is creating 60 jobs in the North East after winning a grant from The Journal's Let's Grow fund. Dunlop BTL, which is based in Ashford,...
Gift Hamper Expansion for Lanchester Group; ACQUISITIONS
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Lanchester Group has sealed a multimillion-pound deal which will see it become one of the largest gift hamper suppliers in the UK. The County Durham group has acquired Spicers of Hythe Ltd...
Grooming of Girl Admitted by Star
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com THE future of Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is in doubt after he admitted grooming and kissing a schoolgirl. Johnson, 28, could be jailed after pleading guilty to one count of meeting...
Gustard Is Warning of a Roman Conquest of England
ENGLAND may never have lost to Italy but defence coach Paul Gustard knows from bitter experience the perils of complacency in Rome. After one round of the 2016 RBS Six Nations, only two teams have a chance of the Grand Slam, including England who...
Hammers Pay High Price for Cup Glory
WEST Ham are counting the cost of their dramatic FA Cup replay win over Liverpool. Angelo Ogbonna's header in the last minute of extra time finally saw off the Reds 2-1 on Tuesday night and set up a fifth-round trip to Blackburn. However, the...
Helen's Story
Helen McIntyre was diagnosed with cancer of the left breast in July 2013, at the age of 47. The Consett mum had treatment at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Helen, mum to a 14-year-old daughter, spoke of her difficult journey in regaining her...
Henderson Hopes to Be in Hunt for Top Awards
THE Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle provides the Listed feature at Huntingdon and Minella Awards is taken to spearhead a fruitful day for Nicky Henderson. Henderson's Irish point-to-point recruit looked the real deal on his sole hurdling start...
Heroes Breeze through the Day
Byline: COARSE ANGLING George Macintyre george.amcintyre@sky.com MORE war veterans from the Fishing for Heroes charity enjoyed a day's angling at Thrunton, though a gale made it a challenging experience. Most managed to land fish before having...
Historic Buildings Living a New Life of Leisure
By Gillian Smith, Sanderson Weatherall Newcastle architectural assistant The evolution of Newcastle city centre's leisure market has seen many venues transformed entirely, with themes, target audiences and product offerings all changing significantly,...
History
Byline: JOHN SADLER ARE we at risk of being sated with anniversaries? At the risk of being cynical are we not becoming a little jaundiced; I know I am. One I don't intend to forget is Holocaust Memorial Day. I'd go so far as to suggest his becomes...
I'm Hanging on to Hope for This Site
Byline: Coreena Ford Reporter coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE head of struggling engineering firm Offshore Group Newcastle is still hoping to find a future for the business - but admits he doesn't know how long it can last. The future of the...
Impact of NLW on Leisure Sector Will Be Harshly Felt
Byline: Christopher Welch AFTER weathering the storm of the recession and managing the ongoing concerns of tight margins, pricing competition from supermarkets and rising overhead costs, the latest challenge to the leisure industry is the impending...
Importance of Trademarks
Byline: Pippa Aitken UK Trade Mark registrations for beer have substantially increased in the last year or so. As the craft beer industry becomes increasingly crowded, there is likely to be a rise in disputes involving trading names as local...
Insolvency Act 1986 in Bankruptcy Newcastle upon Tyne County Court
NO 145 of 2007 RE: ROSE MARY ANDERSON A Manager, of 73 Neville Court, Sulgrave, Washington NE37 3DY. Lately residing at 25 Malvern Road, Lambton, Washington NE38 0PB. D.O.B: 15 November 1958 NOTE: the above-named was discharged from the proceedings...
It's Time to Take Small Business Fraud Seriously
Byline: GRAHAM ROBB COLUMNIST IN the week in which the Prime Minister says he wants reform of how the prison system works, The Journal (on Saturday) reported a case of a serial fraudster who was spared jail after using a dead man's chequebook, then...
Licence Fee Payers in North Getting 'Raw Deal'
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE BBC must stop neglecting the North East - and prove that it's not pouring all its money into London and Manchester, MPs have warned. A damning report by a powerful Commons...
Licensed Trade Is Adding More Than Ever to the City's Vibrancy; the Leisure Industry - Looking Ahead in Association With
Byline: Sarah Smith and David Downing LAST year was a hugely positive year for the North East leisure industry. The Rugby World Cup, following on from the success of the 2012 Olympics, secured the region's reputation, both nationally and internationally,...
Life's Just Smiles Better as Falcons' New Recruit Becomes the Big News; THE AGENDA: Kensuke Hatakeyama
Byline: Mark Smith Twitter: @markismith50 Facebook: www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby THE unveiling of Newcastle Falcons' Rugby World Cup star Kensuke Hatakeyama brought with it a media buzz not seen since the days of Jonny Wilkinson as Japanese journalists...
Liverpool's Ticket U-Turn - and an Apology to Fans
LIVERPOOL'S owners have performed a U-turn on proposed ticket increases after apologising to fans for getting their plans wrong. Principal owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner were understood to be shocked at the sight of an estimated 10,000...
Loss of Hastings Adds Urgency to Durham's Quest for Foreign Talent; THE AGENDA: Like-for-Like Replacement or Stiffen Fragile Batting the Key for Durham?
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk THE news John Hastings is to play Indian Premier League cricket this season means Durham are on the lookout for a new overseas player - possibly the first half of the season but more...
Marts
LONGTOWN FEBRUARY 9 STORE SHEEP C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 2,590 Store Hoggs and Feeding Ewes at its weekly sale at Longtown on February 9. Another outstanding show of hoggs with all vendors witnessing the dearest trade of the year....
Medical Notes
| A NEW MRI technique could offer faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. More than 100,000 people in the UK have the condition which is difficult to diagnose. But now experts at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS...
Met Police Call in Judge to Scrutinise Sex Inquiry
Byline: Margaret Davis and Hayden Smith Reporters CONTROVERSIAL historical sex abuse investigations such as the probe set up to examine claims of a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster will be scrutinised by an independent review. Embattled Scotland...
NE1 Championing Restoration of the Bigg Market
Byline: Adrian Waddell THIS year promises to be another great year for Newcastle and efforts are being channelled into improving the quality of the offer from public realm to events and activities, as well as to extending the city's international...
New Health and Safety Guidelines
Byline: Mark Quigley NEW guidelines prepared by the Sentencing Council in relation to health and safety and food safety offences came into force on February 1, 2016. The guidelines are intended "to ensure a consistent, fair and proportionate...
New Star Attracted by Battle to Stay Up; Premier League Style Suits Me - Kone
Byline: Steve Brown Sports Writer @brownygingerowl LAMINE Kone insists the "interesting project" of helping protect Sunderland's "vital" Premier League status was key to persuading him to move to Wearside. The 27-year-old joined the Black Cats in...
No Room for Complacency, Says Mitrovic; Mitrovic Fires a Warning to United
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer @CHRISDHWAUGH NEWCASTLE United have still achieved "nothing" despite their uplifting victory over West Bromwich Albion and the Magpies have "13 finals" left to save their top-flight status, believes Aleksandar Mitrovic....
Northern League
WEST Allotment Celtic moved out of the Ebac Northern League First Division's bottom three with a crucial victory in last night's local derby against Newcastle Benfield at the Sam Smiths Ground. Allotment took an early lead when a long ball out to...
Our Thirst for Hidden Sugar Is Fuelling the Obesity Crisis
Byline: From the GP's surgery Dr Alexandra Phelan CALLS for a so-called "sugar tax" have focused attention on the impact that the nation's diet is having on its health. The National Obesity Conference has recommended a 50 per cent tax on sugary...
Pendleton Cutting to the Chase in Fakenham Test
VICTORIA Pendleton is set to make her hunter chase debut on Pacha Du Polder at Fakenham on February 19. Competing over fences under Rules is the next step for the Olympic cycling champion, whose ambition is to ride in the St James's Place Foxhunter...
Red Mark for North Force's Thin Blue Line
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTHUMBRIA Police must improve the way it treats people, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has published a report into the fairness and ethics...
Region Has the Skills to Get SMR Industry off the Ground; Newcastle Company Penultimate Power Says Its North East Built Nuclear Power Reactors Could Be Operating before the Much-Delayed Hinkley Point Plant in Somerset Fires Up. PETER MCCUSKER Reports
Byline: PETER MCCUSKER NEW baseline capacity for the UK power system is in short supply and the country is facing a capacity crunch over the coming winters. By 2025 much of the remaining nuclear power fleet - some 15 GW or almost 20% of total...
Region Scoops a Host of Top Countryside Awards
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk ASTRING of national awards spelled out yesterday what we all know - that the North East is a top place to live in and visit. The region enjoyed a clean sweep as its shortlisted...
Report Predicts Slower Than Expected Growth; ECONOMY
Byline: BEN WOODS business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE British economy will grow more slowly than expected on the back of "weak productivity and wage growth", a report has said. The outlook for 2016's GDP growth has been downgraded from 2.6% in November...
Report Shows Sustained Digital Industry Growth; TECH
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE most comprehensive analysis of the UK's digital tech economy has reaffirmed the staggering growth of the sector in the North East. Produced annually, the Tech Nation report is compiled by...
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14 the a1 Trunk Road (Kenton Bar to Swalwell) (Temporary Restriction and Prohibition of Traffic)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Highways England Company Limited intends to make an Order on the A1 Trunk Road, in the District of Gateshead, to enable carriageway repair works to be carried out in safety. The works are expected to start on Monday 7...
Shepherd 'Satisfied' with Results; RESULTS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk DIRECTORS at marine company Shepherd Offshore Group Ltd say they are satisfied with the development of the business, despite reporting falling profits and a significant reduction in turnover. ...
Speaking Up for Benefits of Being a Creative Writer; Potential Language Barriers Abound at a Newcastle School, but the Students Have Embraced a Creative Writing Project, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE IT used to be said in other parts of the country - maybe it still is - that people on Tyneside are hard to understand because of the accent. They 'taak' Geordie, as people on Tyneside might say. But for those striving...
Sunderland: Why the 'DIY City' Is on the Up; by Gary Hutchinson, Chair of NECC Sunderland Committee
SUNDERLAND has a proud industrial history but what is happening now? Well, in short, a lot. As a city, we are taking our destiny in our own hands and we are ready to show the rest of the country just what can be achieved when a city comes together...
Swansea's Form Is a Headache for Ace Ki
SWANSEA midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has revealed he spent two days with ice on his face after suffering concussion against West Brom. The 27-year-old South Korean international was carried off on a stretcher during last week's 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns...
The Soldiers Who Didn't Deserve the Terrible Fate They Suffered; A Tragic Discovery Has Surfaced as a Play on the First World War Execution of a Young Tyneside Soldier Embarks on a New Run of Performances. TONY HENDERSON Reports
Byline: TONY HENDERSON APLAY based on the actual First World War execution of a young Tyneside soldier which packed theatre houses is to be repeated at two venues with links to the conflict. The first set of performances of Death at Dawn, telling...
The UK Has a Resilient Economy in an Uncertain World
Byline: ANDREW HEBDEN WHAT should we make of the state of the UK economy in the early weeks of 2016? It's a question the Bank of England's Agency network try to make sense of as we meet those at the coal face of industry every day. In truth,...
Time out Extra
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To in Recruitment Crisis as Staff Retire Early from Schools
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk ADEVASTATING report has outlined the spiralling teacher recruitment crisis in English schools, despite a PS700m a year spend by the government. It details how experienced staff are leaving...
Touring Billy Production Features Local Children
THE young cast of the first touring production of Billy Elliot the Musical has been announced, and features a quartet of young performers from the North East. All three of the girls who will share the role of Billy's friend (and the daughter of...
TV Choice
DEATH IN PARADISE BBC1, 9pm The Caribbean cops enter the highpressure world of fine dining when a famous chef is found stabbed to death the morning after the opening of his new restaurant. It proves to be a tricky investigation as the body was stored...
'We Are a Safety Net for Those Most in Need. Now That Will Be Taken Away'
Byline: Jeremy Armstrong Reporter jeremy.armstrong@trinitymirror.com BATTERED women, dementia sufferers and war veterans are under threat due to far-reaching changes in the benefits system, campaigners on Tyneside warned yesterday. They say 95%...
We Horta Be Able to Cope with Duo's Loss; Basketball
Byline: Sean Douglass THE NEWCASTLE Eagles have the quality to be successful on multiple fronts even without stars Darius Defoe and Fab Flournoy, says starlet Danny Horta. The team face two games in three days as they look to fend off the Plymouth...
'We Won't Let Any Patient Suffer Because of Strikes'
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com STRIKING junior doctors say they will not compromise patient safety despite their action leading to the cancellation of hundreds of appointments and operations at North East...
What's on at the CINEMA
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Brooklyn (12A): Wed 7.30pm Joy (12A): Thu 7.30pm The Danish Girl (15): Sat/Tue 7.30pm The Good Dinosaur (PG): Sat 2pm ARTS CENTRE WASHINGTON Biddick Lane (0191 219 3455) A Royal Night Out (12A): Wed...
Why the Newgate Centre and Bigg Market Redevelopments Are Big News for Newcastle
By Kevin McGorie, Sanderson Weatherall Newcastle associate partner in commercial agency NEWCASTLE city centre is a striking combination of the old and new, with historic buildings and innovative new developments sitting side by side and a key challenge...
Young Amateur Actors Heed an Inspector's Call
Byline: David Whetstone Culture Editor david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk THOUSANDS of North East people are flocking to see the Theatre Royal's sell-out show this week - but a few of them are heading for the dressing rooms rather than the seats in...
Your Money
Your money queries are answered by Trevor Clark, Director of Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners Q. I have a Self Invested Personal Pension (Sipp) which owns the commercial property from which my company operates. I am not happy...
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