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 25, 2016

Accuser Avoided Matches after Player Was Arrested
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com ADAM Johnson's schoolgirl accuser was "too scared" to go to football matches after news of his arrest got out, a court heard. The teenage superfan had been a Sunderland season ticket holder...
A Global Challenge for the Great North Run
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.co.uk THE race is on to see the Great North Run become a truly global event, featuring someone from every United Nations country. On the And organisers are calling upon the North East...
Aspin's Heed Not Turned by a Return TOTHE Shay
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD manager Neil Aspin believes it was fate that Gateshead would be paired with his former club FC Halifax Town in the FA Trophy. Aspin was unhappy that the Yorkshire outfit sacked him earlier in the season after six...
Aussies on Top after Series Win over Kiwis; CRICKET
AUSTRALIA moved back to the top of the Test rankings after wrapping up a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test at Christchurch. Needing 131 at Hagley Oval with nine wickets in hand, the tourists encountered few problems before displacing...
Boundary Plans See Four North East MPs Go
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE North East is to lose four MPs under fresh proposals to re-draw Parliamentary boundaries. A review has been launched by the Boundary Commission for England which says the...
Brexit Fears Weigh Heavily on Minds of Investors; FTSE 100
Byline: thomas smith Brewin Dolphin THE FTSE 100 Index and the pound fell amid uncertainty surrounding the global economy and the UK's position within the European Union. Investors continue to worry over the UK's possible exit from the European...
Brexit Talks Dip Sterling Value to Seven-Year Low; ECONOMY
Byline: BEN WOODS AND HOLLY WILLIAMS business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE pound fell below $1.40 for the first time in nearly seven years as a report warned sterling could see its value plummet by a fifth if the UK votes for a Brexit. The pound may fall...
Brothers Led Rotherham Rape Gang
VICTIMS of a gang led by three brothers who subjected teenage girls to years of rape, violence and prostitution in Rotherham have welcomed their convictions for a range of offences. Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain - known as Mad Ash, Bash...
Businesses Say 'Yes' to PS1m Boost for Town
BUSINESSES in Northumberland have backed an initiative to invest more than PS1m in a market town. In a postal ballot, 66% of businesses voted in favour of creating a new Business Improvement District (BID) in Hexham. Business Improvement Districts...
Carrick on Target for Move to City Premier Property; PROPERTY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ENGLAND footballer Michael Carrick has snapped up a listed building in Newcastle city centre for more than half-a-million pounds, with plans to turn it into a new HQ for his business. The North...
Cats Star Yed Back and Better; No Regret FORYED as Spurs Aim at the Title
Byline: Steve Brown DEANDRE Yedlin admits his spell out of the Sunderland starting line-up was "frustrating" but believes "100%" he is becoming a better player for his time on Wearside. And while he watches from afar as parent club Tottenham...
Changing the Face of Northumberland
FROM a standing start Arch has built a business of significant scale, with a high-profile presence in Northumberland and a growing reputation across the UK. The first wave of development and regeneration projects has been delivered, with many more...
Charity in Bid to Turn Pets from Fat to Fit
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com ALCOHOL, takeaways and leftovers are fuelling an obesity crisis that has now extended to pets across the North East. Millions of cats, dogs and rabbits across the country regularly...
Children Get a Very Warm Welcome to Our Region
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com WELCOMING North Easterners have provided impoverished Syrian children with winter coats as figures reveal more than 100 refugees have now settled in the region. But, despite...
CIPD Launches Tenth Awards
Byline: AWARDS GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE hunt has begun for the best examples of HR and development in the North East with the launch of 2016's CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards. As the region's most prestigious...
Coloccini: I Must Shoulder Burden in Relegation Fight; Coloccini in Battle to Keep United Up
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer @CHRISDHWAUGH FABRICIO Coloccini accepts he must shoulder the responsibility of hauling Newcastle United across the safety line - and insists he is positive the Magpies will not be relegated this season. The...
Columnist Jonathan Arnott
Byline: JONATHAN ARNOTT AS the Brexit debate hots up, I've lost count of the number of times I've been told a 'divorce' from the European Union would be messy. The idea goes that the EU would punish us for leaving, like someone unhappy at the...
Creating Housing Solutions Designed to Cater for Everyone
AS a nation we need to build at least 250,000 new homes a year to keep up with demand. Over the next five years the Government aims to increase the rate of house building in an effort to deliver against commitments to create 200,000 starter homes....
Deaths
FARNHAM ROBERT (Ashington). Suddenly on 15th February 2016, aged 53 years, Robert, dear dad of Dean and Kayleigh, loving son to Miriam. Funeral Service to be held at Cowpen Crematorium on Wednesday 2nd March at 10.45am. Friends please meet at crematorium....
Delivering the Homes Our Region Needs
ISOS Housing Group is one of the most dynamic developers of affordable homes in the North East region. Last year, it delivered a total of 193 new homes in a wide variety of urban and rural locations. You will find Isos homes built as small, self-contained...
'Despite the Slump, the Sea Is Still Well Worth Exploring' on a Flying Visit to the Region the Head of Oil & Gas UK Sent out a Message of Support to the North East Supply Chain - Reiterating the Message That the Industry Has a Firm Future Ahead of It. PETER McCUSKER Reports
Byline: PETER McCUSKER AS the oil price plummeted, many experts and commentators were signalling the end of the North Sea oil and gas industry. But Deirdre Michie, chief executive of industry body Oil & Gas UK and a former Shell executive,...
Driver Jailed after Causing Horror Crash by Speeding
A SPEEDING driver who knocked down a pedestrian and left his teenage passenger with catastrophic head injuries has been jailed. Brian Taylor, 23, is facing 32 months behind bars after he lost control of his Renault Clio at a roundabout on Cushycow...
Dynamic City Take Step towards the Quarter-Final
DYNAMO KIEV 1 MANCHESTER CITY 3 MANCHESTER City produced one of their best performances of the season to seize the advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie with a superb 3-1 win away to Dynamo Kiev. First-half goals from Sergio Aguero and...
Ebac Northern League
CONSETT were hit for six by Bishop Auckland in last night's Ebac Northern League First Division game at Heritage Park. It was the Steelmen who struck first though as Jordan Nellis gave his side a dream start by beating debutant goalkeeper Edward...
England Call Up Itoje to Replace Launchbury
SARACENS lock Maro Itoje looks set to make his first England start after Joe Launchbury was ruled out of the RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland. Launchbury had pulled up in training with a sore hamstring but England had expected the Wasps lock...
'Fall Guy' Robshaw Is Stronger, Says Horwill
WORLD Cup "fall guy" Chris Robshaw has already emerged from England's disastrous autumn as a stronger Test match competitor, according to Harlequins team-mate James Horwill. Robshaw might have lost the England captaincy but has retained his back-row...
Feidlim's an Honorary Geordie, but His Rugby Heart Is in Emerald Isle; THE INTERVIEW: Feidlim MacLoughlin Irish Rugby Cap Feidlim MacLoughlin - Who Has Lived Most of His Life in Newcastle - Is Well Qualified to Give Mark Smith His Opinions on Saturday's Six Nations Clash at Twickenham
THE accent is unmistakably Irish, but for most of his adult life, Feidlim MacLoughlin has been a proud resident of Newcastle - the former international prop licking his lips at the prospect of Saturday's Six Nations meeting between the land of his...
Fraser Has Georgia on His Mind as He Aims for the Masters
AUSTRALIA'S Marcus Fraser has his sights set on a Masters debut as he looks to follow last week's victory in Kuala Lumpur with another impressive performance on home soil. Fraser's victory at the Maybank Championship Malaysia was his first since...
Girls Make Their Mark on the Building That Will House School
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com PUPILS at a prestigious school marked the halfway point in a multi-million-pound development with a special project. On Tuesday pupils from Newcastle High School for Girls were invited...
Government 'Let off the Hook' on Poverty Reports
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE Bishop of Durham's attempt to ensure that the Government continues to report child poverty levels has been thrown out by MPs. Last month the Bishop - the Rt Rev Paul Butler...
Hamilton Hits out over F1 Plans for Qualifying Revamp; World Champion Unhappy at 'Ridiculous' Changes
WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton has hit out at Formula One power-brokers after plans including a new qualifying format were revealed. Speaking hours after world motor sport's governing body the FIA announced a revamp of qualifying, which is likely...
HCA Striving to Meet Demand for Housing
Byline: Naz Parkar THE Construction Industry Training Board have announced that they expect there will be more than 3,300 new jobs in the construction sector in the North East by 2020 - a barometer of the new homes that are being built or planned...
Injury-Hit Sturridge Focused on Playing for Liverpool
STRIKER Daniel Sturridge has hit back at the critics who claimed he did not - and does not - want to play for Liverpool. The injury-plagued 26-year-old has featured in the last three matches after two months sidelined by a hamstring injury, during...
Is It Really Just a Bit of a Cough? Just a Tickle in the Throat, or a Sign of Something Serious? Lisa Salmon Asks the Experts to Cough Up the Facts
Byline: Lisa Salmon LIKE headaches, sore throats and runny noses, coughs are extremely common and most of the time, nothing to really worry about. Colds and minor infections are often a cough-causing culprit, but conditions like allergies and...
It's Not Up to Apple to Police Our Privacy
Byline: STATESIDE With US Editor Christopher Bucktin LIKE each and every one of you I value my privacy and guard my personal information to the best of my ability. Our vigilance with phones, tablets and computers is the last line of defence against...
Jintshi Jostling for Handicap Victory
JINTSHI can make a winning start in handicap company as he lines up in the toteplacepot Six Places In Six Races Handicap at Chelmsford. Mark Johnston's charge made it third-time lucky at Wolverhampton last time after previously falling short at...
Kier Property Continues to Regenerate the North East
KIER Property, the development arm of the Kier Group, is continuing to expand its presence locally through the regeneration of land across the North East of England. The property team, based in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, has recently acquired...
Link North East and Scotland for a Real Powerhouse
Byline: BARRIE CUNNING THE phrase Northern Powerhouse conjures up an image of a booming economy where the labour market is in virtual equilibrium and where those of the working age can access opportunities in their area and not have to travel further...
Looking Goode for Falcons Fly-Half
Byline: Mark Smith Sports Writer Twitter: @markismith50 DEAN Richards says the cool head of Andy Goode is getting Newcastle Falcons into the right areas, even if the veteran fly-half's goal-kicking stats make uncomfortable viewing for one member...
Magpies Can Fly High like Soaring Falcons; THE AGENDA: What Can Newcastle United Learn from Their Near-Neighbours the Falcons?
WITH 26 games of the Premier League season gone, Newcastle United still find themselves languishing in the relegation zone and have just a dozen matches left in which to save themselves. For more than a year now, the Magpies' form has been woeful...
Making Every Penny Count; with Local Government Funding Still Being Squeezed, Councils Are Having to Think of New Ways to Keep Services Going and Make Improvements. Coun Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, Explains the Authority Is Making It Work
INNOVATION, enterprise, partnership working - words that people don't normally associate with the public sector. But that is unfair. They are there in abundance. Why do you think satisfaction ratings for council services are increasing at a time...
Marts
DARLINGTON FEBRUARY 22 Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held a special 'Day 53' Prize Show and Sale of Suckled Calves and Store Cattle in conjunction with their weekly sale of Cast Cattle, Store and Breeding Stock on Monday, February 22. Forward were...
Masons Start Work to Repair Cathedral's Tower
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk STONEMASONS at Durham Cathedral will be going up in the world as stone conservation and repair work starts on the building's famous tower. Standing at over 66 metres high,...
Mata Aim to Make Amends and Win
JUAN Mata admits the "sadness and frustration" which followed Manchester United's shock loss to FC Midtjylland has only increased his determination to win the Europa League. United's struggles this season have been well documented, but few foresaw...
Medical Notes
| A NEW test has been launched to detect inherited heart conditions, which affect more than half a million people in the UK. The genetic test - which is cheaper, easier to use and picks up more problems than existing tests - is already in use in...
Operatic Therapy Could Solve All Your Problems; Got a Problem? What You Need Is an Opera Singer - Possibly. DAVID WHETSTONE Looks at a New Art Project Called Opera Helps
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE WHETHER it's a plumbing emergency or an empty fridge, most people nowadays know how to call in the right person to rectify the situation. But what if it's an opera singer you need rather than a plumber or eggs, milk and...
Plan to Build 800 Homes 'Will Create 14,000 Jobs'
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com AMBITIOUS plans for hundreds of new homes on the outskirts of Newcastle have been unveiled. Newcastle City Council has published the draft master plan for a proposed development...
PS2.5m Scheme to Protect Homes and Businesses from Flooding Is to Begin
Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor tony.henderson@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK on the second stage of a major scheme to reduce flood risk to a seaside community is set to start on Monday. Northumbrian Water is investing PS2.5m on a project which will...
Rangers' High Spirits Can Help with 'Turnaround'
BERWICK captain Jonny Fairbairn is hoping an improved spirit within the club will help the team avoid the wooden spoon in the Scottish Second Division this season, writes KEITH HAMBLIN. Rangers are only one place, and two points, above basement...
Ready to Maximise the Potential of Creativity
Byline: David Whetstone Culture Editor david.whetstone@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East university consortium has landed PS270,000 with which to lever in millions to maximise the economic potential of the region's creative businesses. Newcastle University...
Reduction to Planned Permit Price Increase; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@sky.com ANGLERS who were prepared for a PS2-a-day price rise so they could still take up to eight trout have been told the increase has halved. Northumbrian Water is raising the permit price by PS1 a...
Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Not Just a Problem for Older People
Byline: From the GP's surgery Dr Alexandra Phelan WHILE rheumatoid arthritis is generally a condition associated with older patients, the truth is that it can affect people of any age, including children and young people as young as 16 years of...
Rise in Completed Homes Boosts Profits at Barratt; HOUSING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk BARRATT Developments has delivered more cheer from the housebuilding sector as it posted a 40% leap in half-year profits after ramping up efforts to complete more homes. The Newcastle-founded firm...
'Scots Deal Will Damage Airport'
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com CHANCELLOR George Osborne could finally reveal how he plans to protect Newcastle International Airport from unfair competition from Scotland in his Budget Statement next month,...
Some Magic Moments, but Not Quite Spellbinding; IMPOSSIBLE, Sunderland Empire until Saturday
Impossible conjures up the magical equivalent of a variety show. The production is made up of a series of acts, each with a different style and each seeming to make reference to magic through different times. Jonathan Goodwin attempted Houdini-style...
Space Is the Next Frontier in Growth for Firms; TECH
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk MORE than 50 North East businesses turned out at The Core in Newcastle Science Central yesterday to learn how they could benefit from the growth of the UK space sector - set to be worth around PS40bn...
Taking Credit for Easing Stress of Employee Debt
Byline: Simon Goon THE old adage of 'a healthy workforce is a productive workforce' is as pertinent today as it ever was. But I wonder if businesses truly understand the impact hidden personal financial problems have on the mental wellbeing of...
The 2016 Shortlist
Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Atlas Cloud - Jack Thomas, nominated by Capita employed by Capita Property and Infrastructure - Connor Newton, nominated and employed by GRADONARCHITECTURE - Ellie Fraser, nominated and employed by Esh Group - Sam...
Time out Extra
who what where when? | WHO...wrote the novel The Brothers Karamazov? | WHAT...nationality was the publisher Karl Baedeker? | WHERE...in Europe, other than Moldova, is the leu the standard monetary unit? | WHEN...was the Russian daily newspaper Izvestia...
Time to Recognise Youth Talent
THE shortlist for the first Generation 4 Change (G4C) North East Awards, celebrating those who are up and coming in the region's construction industry, has been revealed. The awards evening, which is supported by headline sponsor the Northern Counties...
'Tipu Said 'What Do You Want'. the Man Said 'You, You, You' Then He Targeted His Gun TOWARDSTIPU' Dad of Takeaway Boss Tells of Moment His Son Was Shot
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk THE dad of takeaway boss Tipu Sultan has told of the moment he saw a gunman shoot his son dead at the back door of the family business. Amin Miah was helping Tipu clean their South...
TV Choice
UGLY HOUSE TO LOVELY HOUSE WITH GEORGE CLARKE Channel 4, 8pm New series. George is joined by leading architects to help transform some of Britain's most unloved houses into desirable properties, beginning with the 1970s home of Tony and Sarah in the...
What's on at the CINEMA
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Bridge Of Spies (12A): Sat 7.30pm The Revenant (15): Fri 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip...
Youth Centre Revamped Thanks to Council Grant
Byline: Hannah Moore Reporter hannah.moore@trinitymirror.com ACOUNTY Durham youth group is preparing for the final stages of a major refurbishment thanks to a five-figure cash boost. The Activity Den in Stanley, has been running youth groups,...
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