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 15, 2016

A Career That Just Took off . . Newcastle Airport Chief Executive David Laws Has Carved a 37-Year Career Which Has Currently Flying High. COREENA FORD Meets Him to Talk Flights and Football
AVID Laws is, if you'll pardon the pun, flying high. DAs chief executive of Newcastle International Airport he's in charge of a business that's undergone supersonic changes during his 37 years there, the airport now turning over in excess of PS50m,...
Alerts Doubled in Space of a Year as Region Drenched
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com MORE than 170 flood warnings were issued in the North East last year, the second highest number of alerts since records began. Data from the Environment Agency has revealed there were 172...
Alnwick Snow Has Fans on the Move; POINT TO POINT
Byline: Peter Burgon HEAVY snow showers yesterday morning forced the postponement of the Percy fixture at Alnwick, resulting in a change of plan for many hunt-racing enthusiasts. Fans hastily re-routed to the Sinnington meeting at Duncombe Park,...
A Million More a Year to Get Mental Health Treatment
Byline: Hannah Stubbs Reporter ONE million more people a year with mental health problems will receive treatment in England by 2021, the NHS has pledged. The move comes after a new report found only 15% of people who need psychological therapy in...
An Uncomfortable Phase for the World Economy Right Now; SHARE WATCH
Byline: Andrew Miller ANOTHER week of inconclusive data and unsettled capital markets helped some old fears to be exhumed from their admittedly shallow graves. The first of these paints the surely impending wave of energy sector defaults as the...
A Train Every Half Hour as Services Are Increased
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE rail commuters are set to benefit from a major boost in services on the East Coast Main Line. Virgin Trains has been given permission to introduce 42 new services a week...
A View from the Gallowgate
Byline: Paul Dixon THE peerless PG Wodehouse's 'Jeeves and the Kid Clementina' has Bertie losing in the Drones golf tournament. Jeeves comments: "Possibly you omitted to keep your eye on the ball with sufficient assiduity sir?" Prescient as ever,...
Band and Manager Die in Horror Crash
Byline: David Mercer, Hannah Stubbs and Jemma Crew Reporters ABRITISH indie band and their manager have died after the car they were travelling in plunged more than 80ft into a canal in Sweden. The four members of Viola Beach and manager Craig...
Bede'sWorld Is a Sanctuary for History and Creativity and We Must Try to Save It
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk APERFORMER who started her career by volunteering at a Tyneside visitor attraction is staging a double bid to save the heritage site. Hildy Harland has launched a crowdfunding...
British Gas Owner Set to Record 15% Dip in Its Profits; FORECAST
Byline: ROGER BAIRD AND BEN WOODS business@ncjmedia.co.uk BRITISH Gas owner Centrica is expected to post a dip in annual profit on Thursday as the global fall in commodity prices takes its toll on the business. The City expects it to report a...
Campaign Continues to Lower Drink Drive Limit
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com NORTH East alcohol experts remain positive that the Government will review its drink drive policy. Despite pressure from campaigners the Department for Transport recently said that...
'Cause for Optimism' in Engineering Sector; ENGINEERING
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANALYSIS of the engineering sector in the North East provides some cause for optimism, businesses in the region have been told. Paul Jackson, chief executive of EngineeringUK, addressed employers...
Cellino Row Casts Shadow over Boro's Crunch Clash
LEEDS host high-flying Middlesbrough tonight with yet more controversy surrounding owner Massimo Cellino. Reports yesterday claimed Leeds had started legal action against the Football League in a bid to dismantle the collective selling of television...
Changing Face of Vital Service; Nostalgia Editor DAVE MORTON Takes a Trip through the Photographic Archives in Search of Memories of the Men and Women Who Have Enforced the Rule of Law and Order in the Region - and beyond -since the Victorian Era
Byline: DAVE MORTON ELLO, 'ello, 'ello. What's goin' on here then? 'Today, we're raiding The Journal photographic archive and recalling the boys in blue who have enforced law and order across the nation - and in this region - since Victorian times....
Crackdown on Waste Crime
A COUNCIL is continuing a crackdown on waste crime that has seen 53 littering fines issued in one month. In December 2015, Durham County Council also gave 12 fixed penalty notices for untidy gardens, one for dog fouling and one for an abandoned...
Curle and Team Feel So Sick after Loss; NEWPORT COUNTY 1 CARLISLE UNITED 0
CARLISLE were out-thought, outbattled and ultimately deservedly lost on a quagmire of a pitch at Newport but it wasn't until after the final whistle had blown the reason for their uncharacteristic no-show was finally revealed. "We're disappointed...
Defeated Rangers Hit Rock Bottom
Byline: Keith Hamblin STIRLING ALBION 2 BERWICK RANGERS 1 BERWICK manager John Coughlin admits his side have a job on their hands to claw their way off the bottom of the table and avoid the end-of-season play-offs. With East Stirling winning...
Devilish Display from Big Sam's Special Ks; THE MATCH: Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1
Byline: Stuart Rayner at the Stadium of Light @StuRayner WHEN you sign four players from overseas in a mid-season transfer window, it is a gamble - "a calculated risk," Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce likes to call it. It is easy to get suckered...
Dover and out as Heed Collapse to Heavy Defeat; Dover ......................... 4 Gateshead. 0
GATESHEAD conceded four goals or more in a game for the fifth time this season when they slumped to defeat at Dover, writes JEFF BOWRON. Three came under previous manager Malcolm Crosby and two under the tutelage of current boss Neil Aspin. After...
Eagles in Final with Big Win at Wolves; BASKETBALL
WORCESTER 88 NEWCASTLE EAGLES 94 (Eagles win 167-154 on aggregate) NEWCASTLE Eagles will look to continue their love affair with basketball silverware in two weeks' time as they head to the BBL Trophy final after a Valentine's Day win at Worcester...
Energy and Commitment Were Key to Win, Insists O'Shea
Byline: Stuart Rayner JOHN O'Shea pointed to Sunderland's "energy and commitment" as the main factors in their victory over Manchester United. The Black Cats had beaten them before at the Stadium of Light, en route to the 2014 League Cup final,...
Firms Share Studio Space to Bring Brighter Days; SMALL BUSINESS
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEWCASTLE company that provides 1.5m-high illuminated letters for special events has linked up with three other businesses to open eye-catching premises in Gosforth. Coco Luminaire was established...
Gini Stays Silent on Half-Time Hooking
GEORGINIO Wijnaldum would not confirm whether he was hooked at half-time at Chelsea for tactical reasons or due to injury, although his admission that it's the manager's job to answer that question strongly suggested it was the former. Jack Colback...
Grammies Date for North Artist
Byline: Hannah Moore Reporter hannah.moore@trinitymirror.com ACOUNTY Durham man will experience a taste of celebrity as he prepares to attend this year's Grammy Awards. James Ward, 28, of Stanley, has been playing in bands for 15 years and met...
Hammond: EU Could Punish Us
Byline: James Tapsfield Reporter BRITAIN will be punished by the EU for leaving because other countries will not want to see it "succeed" alone, the Foreign Secretary has warned. Philip Hammond delivered the stark message as he insisted negotiations...
Harper Hits out at Players' Union
FOOTBALLER Steve Harper has blasted his union for not looking after players at the end of their careers. The 40-year-old goalkeeper, who was with Newcastle United for 20 years, accused the Professional Footballers' Association of letting down players...
Harry Hurdles His Way to Cheltenham
UNOWHATIMEANHARRY booked his place at the Cheltenham Festival when completing a four-timer in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Exeter. Trainer Harry Fry has the luxury of having options for the progressive stayer with the Pertemps Final and...
Hignett Manages to Get off to the Perfect Start; HARTLEPOOL UNITED 2 YEOVIL 1
AS far as managerial debuts go, Craig Hignett made an ideal start. Appointed Hartlepool United boss on Wednesday, he earned a first victory as Pool got the better of fellow strugglers Yeovil. Amid a morose run of performances and results, Hignett...
'Jarrow Is Bede.It's like Cutting the Heart out of the Town'
HUNDREDS of people took to social media to lament the loss of Bede's World. They also backed spontaneous plans to rescue the centre. Ben Summerson said: "I can tell you that your campaign has gone international. The state of Government heritage...
Joseph Gets Hat-Trick to Put England on Road to Rome Rout; ItALY 9 ENGLAND 40
ENGLAND head coach Eddie Jones acclaimed Jonathan Joseph's complete performance after the Bath centre scored a hattrick of tries as Italy were swept aside in yesterday's RBS 6 Nations clash in Rome. Joseph plundered all three of his scores in the...
Kingston Park Becomes a Falcons Fortress Again
Byline: Mark Smith @markismith50 www.facebook.com/chroniclerugby ONCE an inhospitable rugby outpost which away teams dreaded the trek to, Dean Richards says Newcastle Falcons are again making Kingston Park a bogey ground for Premiership opponents....
Kone the Only One for Allardyce; Allardyce Praise for Smiling New Boys
Byline: Spencer Brown Sports Writer @Spencer_Brown1 SAM Allardyce says he knew Lamine Kone was the right man for Sunderland after watching him thrive on Lorient's artificial pitch. The Ivory Coast international signed for Sunderland in the final...
Loss Down to Lack of Experience, Says Bayliss
ENGLAND'S coach and captain are convinced it was a lack of experience that cost their tourists in series defeat against South Africa. Eoin Morgan's team led 2-0 six days ago, yet ended up 3-2 losers after a five-wicket defeat in the deciding one-day...
Marts
Hexham February 12 Store Cattle Hexham & Northern Marts at its weekly sale sold 515 catalogued head of store cattle and suckled calves and recent good rates were maintained for all classes. In a turn-around from the previous week the top spot at...
Monkeying about as City Celebrates
Byline: Hannah Moore Reporter hannah.moore@trinitymirror.com STREETS in and around Newcastle's Chinatown district were packed with people trying to get a glimpse of the New Year's parade. There were dragons, lions, kung-fu demonstrations, rides,...
Oh!What a Beautiful Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein
The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sage Gateshead Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) had both enjoyed enormous Broadway success from the 1920s, working with the likes of Lorenz Hart and Jerome Kern respectively. But when they...
On the Beaton Track; the Elegant World and Style of Cecil Beaton Is Celebrated in a New Book. Marion McMullen Looks at the Fashion Legacy of the Modern Dandy
Byline: Marion McMullen HE won Oscars for movie musicals My Fair Lady and Gigi, proposed to both film star Greta Garbo and aristocrat June Osborn and took photographs of more than 1,000 celebrities. Cecil Beaton also took the official wedding...
Prison Warning to City Attacker
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk VIOLENT Nicholas Graham has admitted leaving a stranger in a coma in a onepunch attack at a city centre busstop just before Christmas. Steve Willey was left fighting for his life after...
Reflective McClaren 'Calm and Upbeat' United Boss Looks for Reaction after Chelsea Loss
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer @CHRISDHWAUGH STEVE McClaren admits "anger and frustration" was expressed in the Newcastle United dressing room at Stamford Bridge - but insists he remains "calm and upbeat" despite the 5-1 hammering by Chelsea....
Regional Rugby Union Round-Up
DARLINGTON Mowden Park stretched their winning streak to 12 games as second-placed Hartpury College became their latest National One victims, writes MARK SMITH. The second-placed side fell 36-27 at Darlington's arena despite scoring two early tries,...
Schoolgirls Thrilled as Event Helps Little Kian
TWO Gateshead schoolgirls put on their dancing shoes to help raise PS600 to help a cancer-stricken youngster. Sisters Ellie and Abbie Carruthers were so moved on hearing the story of Kian Musgrove, a three-year-old battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive...
Shocking Show Leaves Abysmal United Staring at Relegation; THE MATCH: Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1
Byline: Chris Waugh at Stamford Bridge @CHRISDHWAUGH "AN embarrassing performance from start to finish - I'm not sure the players have the character or attitude." That was Alan Shearer's scathing assessment of Newcastle United's latest capitulation...
Summer of Sightings for North Whale Watchers
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com WHALES, dolphins and porpoises were all spotted off the Northumberland coast last summer, and some surprising sights, including beluga wales, were recorded. Eagle-eyed volunteers...
The Contribution Union Reps Make Is under Threat
Byline: BETH FARHAT THE UK's network of 100,000 trade union health and safety reps not only helps reduce injuries and ill health at work, but save the economy many millions of pounds, according to a new TUC report published last week. The report...
The Kind of Crashes That Killed My Sister Can Be Eliminated and We Will Not Stop Fighting until Our Roads Are Safer
Byline: Rory Tingle Reporter rory.tingle@trinitymirror.com SEVEN years after her sister was killed by a tipper truck, a Northumberland county councillor is celebrating the success of a road safety campaign started in her memory. Kate Cairns,...
There's No Place like Home When It's in a Castle
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANCY living in a castle where kings and queens held court? FYou can - and it will only cost PS625 per month. An apartment at Bamburgh Castle, previously home to the ancient kings of Northumbria,...
The Simple Steps to Keep Safe from Fire
THE post festive blues, tighter purse strings and colder weather mean many of us are spending the cold, dark winter evenings snuggled up at home.. But those domestic treats to cheer us - the heater turned up to max, candles giving a soft glow and perhaps...
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Valentine's Day Freezing Blast Hits North East
Byline: David Mercer Reporter PARTS of the North East woke up to a covering of snow on Valentine's Day as snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures swept the country. Large parts of the UK endured a freezing Valentine's Day, with one part of Scotland...
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ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (U): Sat 2pm Sunset Song (15): Thu 7.30pm The Danish Girl (15): Tue 2pm The Lady In The Van (12A): Fri/Tue 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY...
Year of Reprieve as Council Takes Another Look at Funding
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE Citizens Advice Bureau has been given a slight reprieve as cash-strapped council chiefs decide where to swing the axe. The service, which has helped hundreds of thousands...
Your Chance to Share in Meeting of TED Minds; It's a First for British Cinemas but Who in the North East Has Heard of TED? DAVID WHETSTONE Offers Some Background Ahead of Special Screenings around the Region
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE WHO or what is TED? You might have spotted a mention of it in your local cinema schedule and been mystified. Here's what it isn't: 1) A capital letters version of the 2012 Seth MacFarlane film, Ted, which tells of a toy bear...
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