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 April 20, 2016

'A Key Component of Our Success Is the Diverse Range of Projects We Are Able to Undertake'
MGL Demolition Ltd is working on a number of ongoing key projects in the North East. They include: Demolition and deconstruction of the Pierremont Building at Darlington Memorial Hospital for Vinci Construction. This is a complex project involving...
Anchorman Jan Adds Weight to the Case for Sam to Keep Faith with Current Line-Up; despite Their Manager's Doubts, 4-1-4-1 Is the Black Cats'most Effective Formation and Should Be Here to Stay, Argues the Journal's Sports Writer Stuart Rayner
Byline: Stuart Rayner SAM Allardyce had been pondering a new formation last week. Thank goodness he resisted. In the first half of the season, Allardyce played the tactical tinkerman. Variations of 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 were tried until the...
A Northern Powerhouse
FOUNDED in 1948, Thompsons of Prudhoe are award-winning specialists carrying out every aspect of demolition, site clearance, preparation and earthworks projects, including asbestos removal, site waste management, recycling and ground remediation. ...
As Tracing the Links between Ireland and Tyneside on Anniversary of Easter Uprising
Byline: TONY HENDERSON HERITAGE FORMER civic leader Tony Flynn has looked back to his Irish ancestry to stage a walk through history on the centenary of the Easter rising in Dublin. Tony, who spent 10 years as leader of Newcastle City Council,...
Award Shortlist for North Firms; AWARDS
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THREE North East firms have been singled out for championing responsible business. North Star Housing Group, Visualsoft and Lanchester Group have been shortlisted in the 2016 Responsible Business...
Beers Sold off as Miller Deal Edges a Stage Closer; DRINKS
Byline: HOLLY WILLIAMS business@ncjmedia.co.uk BUDWEISER brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed a 2.55bn euro deal to sell European lager brands Peroni and Grolsch as it moves a step closer to sealing its takeover of SABMiller. Japanese brewer...
Bilic: No Need to Charge Carroll
WEST Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists Andy Carroll does not deserve a Football Association charge for his comments about the performance of referee Jon Moss in Sunday's controversial draw at Leicester. The striker gave away a disputed late penalty...
Buoyant Borini Fired Up for Gunners; Borini Is Fired Up to Take on Gunners
Byline: Craig Johns Sports Writer @craig_johns SUNDERLAND forward Fabio Borini is hoping Sunderland can use their victory over relegation rivals Norwich City as a springboard to success against Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners come to the Stadium...
Burglar's Glove Proves the Giveaway
A BURGLAR who wrestled with his victim after being caught in the act was snared after leaving behind a handy piece of evidence - a glove with his DNA on it. Jason Taylor was about to flee the family home with valuables when the man of the house...
Celebrating 44 Years of Success
NORTH EAST-based demolition expert, MGL Demolition Ltd, is celebrating 44 years of successful business this month. Founded in 1972, MGL Demolition has become one of the region's best known and respected contractors. The company forms part of the...
Columnist David Taylor-Gooby
NOW the official Referendum Campaign has been launched those who have not already made their minds up are keen to get as many facts as they can about the issue. I am pleased the Journal is trying to give as much space as it can to various groups...
Confidence Spreading through Industry
THE National Federation of Demolition Contractors was formed in 1941 at the request of the UK Government to organise the clearance of war-torn Britain. Yet 75 years on, the demolition industry's oldest and most influential organisation has grown...
Corporate Team Retains Its Best Dealmaker Ranking; Muckle LLP Is the North East's Number One Law Firm for Business, Having Seen the Firm and Its Corporate Team Achieve Market Commendations for Its Deal-Making. Andrew Davison, Partner and Head of the Corporate Team at Muckle, Explains More
THE 2015/2016 financial year was important for Muckle LLP and its corporate team as the firm achieved its milestone of exceeding PS12m turnover. The corporate team had a fantastic year, closing the financial year 18% above target - contributing...
Culture at the Very Heart of Awards Success; It Was the Commitment by Hodgson Sayers Limited to a Powerful Set of Values and Behaviours That So Impressed the Judges That It Was Crowned British Chambers of Commerce UK Business of the Year 2015 Says Daniel O'Mahoney
Byline: NECC In association with THE term 'dare to dream' could have been penned specifically for Hodgson Sayers Limited. Here was a company that had been operating well under the radar for more than 40 years, quietly and diligently providing...
Cumbrians' Hopes Dashed by Away Specialists; CARLISLE UNITED 1 LUTON TOWN 2
CARLISLE'S flirtation with the League Two play-off places has gone from heavy petting to fluttering eyelashes - and everything in between - over the course of the last six weeks but their hopes of extending the season were finally dashed by away specialists...
Deaths
ALEXANDER RUSSELL (Acomb). Formerly of the Rat Inn. Peacefully after a short illness on 11th April 2016, aged 94 years. Russell, beloved husband of the late Mary, dear father of Trevor and the late David. Service to take place at St. John Lee Church,...
Defoe Deserves England Chance
Byline: Craig Johns SINCE Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford netted his fifth league goal of the campaign against Aston Villa on Saturday, the argument for him to be included in England's squad for the European Championships has been strengthened....
Edgy Production Hits Home
The Father, Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday THERE are plays that make you want to laugh, cry, stamp your feet and holler your approval. That was Billy Elliot: The Musical (still rightly packing them in in Sunderland). And there are plays...
Ex-Pupil in Gregg Trial Tells Court: I Want Justice
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk AN ALLEGED sex abuse victim who says he was repeatedly molested by a teacher told a court he wants justice not compensation. The man, now in his 60s, was just 14 when he says Colin...
Former Soldier in Sex Attack Spared Jail
A FORMER soldier turned sex attacker repeatedly groped a woman while she was out in the city centre with her daughter. Persistent pest Rabar Rahman would not leave the victim alone for an hour and kept grabbing at her chest, a court heard. After...
Forrester Insists Eagles Can Cope with Injuries
Byline: Sean Douglass NEWCASTLE Eagles are not fazed by potential opponents or injuries as they prepare for the BBL Play-offs, according to assistant coach Dave Forrester. The club are waiting to hear whether they will be without star forwards...
Grant Boost for Clothing Firm; TEXTILES
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk ACOMPANY that is aiming to "re-shore" parts of the textile industry to the North East has been set up with help from The Journal's Let's Grow scheme. Northern Clothing Company has been...
Health Secretary Won't Budge on Doctors' Contract
Byline: Jane Kirby and Ella Pickover Reporters jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk JEREMY Hunt has said it is not possible to "change or delay" the introduction of the controversial contract for junior doctors as it emerged that 500 medics have already...
High-Rise Plans Will End Bid to Extend Metro, Claims Nexus
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com PLANS to roll the Metro out to Newcastle's West End would be scuppered if a major development around St James' Park is approved, Nexus has claimed. Nexus has added its weight to objections...
Homegrown Veg to the High Street
Byline: Beth Baldwin Reporter APASSIONATE foodie is hoping to revive the High Spen high street by opening a new organic grocery shop. The Paddock, owned and founded by Laura Burlison, is now up and running and prides itself on giving customers...
How Drones Can Save Lives in the Minefields; TECHNOLOGY
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East drone company is to showcase pioneering mine detection technology at a special event at the House of Commons attended by the Prime Minister. Drone Ops, which employs five people at...
'I Am Signing for a Club with a Soul of Its Own' Sevens Specialist Joining Falcons
Byline: Craig Johns craig.johns@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE Falcons have clinched the signing of England Sevens scrum-half Sam Egerton for next season. The 24-year-old made his HSBC Sevens World Series debut for England last weekend in Singapore...
It's Field of Dreams for Free Festival; the Summer Streets Festival Is Back on the Road in Sunderland in the Summer and There's Already a Fieldful of Reasons to Get Excited. SAM WONFOR Reports
Byline: SAM WONFOR THE Summer Streets Festival in Sunderland has bagged itself a homegrown headliner to shout about in the form of Field Music. The band, who recently released their sixth album, Commontime, will play on the Saturday of the free...
Keane Has Sting in the Tail for Boro; Points Slip Away in Dying Seconds
>Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton out-jumps Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez BURNLEY 1 MIDDLESBROUGH 1 MIDDLESBROUGH suffered a taste of their own medicine as a stoppage-time equaliser from Burnley defender Michael Keane in a 1-1 draw...
Klopp: We Need to Stay Cool in Derby
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is not a man to hold back his emotions on the touchline but he expects his players to keep their cool in his first Merseyside derby. The cross-city encounter has had the most red cards of any among top-flight teams...
Kubrick's Clockwork Orange Draft Auctioned
A PROOF copy of the illustrated screenplay to A Clockwork Orange, believed to be annotated by director Stanley Kubrick, is set for auction. Covering the first half of the screenplay, the proof copy contains hand-written instructions and corrections...
Magpies' Best Display Yet for Rafa, as Hope Remains Alive; THE MATCH: Newcastle Utd 1 Manchester City 1
Byline: Mark Douglas at St James' Park @msidouglas THE smallest man on he pitch earned Newcastle United what may turn out to be a big point in the battle to beat the drop. Time will tell whether Newcastle have left it too late to pull off their...
Marts
DARLINGTON APRIL 16 Darlington Farmers Auction Mart carried out the farm clearance sale of Throstle Nest Farm, Walworth Gate, on behalf of Doug and Marie Etherington who are retiring from farming. The weather may not have been kind as all four seasons...
New CEO Lined Up for Energy Firm Utilitywise; Appointment
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEW CEO is to take over the reins at energy consultancy Utilitywise plc, as the company's latest half-year results show continued growth momentum. The North Tyneside firm has announced that...
North Peer Leading Fight over Social Housing Plan
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com @jonwalker121 ANEWCASTLE politician has led opposition to plans for dramatic changes to council housing - and helped inflict a series of defeats on the Government. Jeremy Beecham,...
ON THE SMALL SCREEN; PHIL SPENCER on LOVE IT OR LIST IT
PHIL SPENCER is a man on a mission. Having carved out a career based on his passion for property, the 46-year-old is a tour de force when it comes to helping property seekers with his Location, Location, Location co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp. "I...
People on the Move
This is a free service. Send goodquality colour photographs and particulars to Business Desk, The Journal, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED or contact angela.upex@ncjmedia.co.uk | ONE of the North's experts on competition law has joined Ward Hadaway....
Plan for Old Vaux Site Gets Go-Ahead
Byline: Graeme Whitfield Business editor graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk @Graemewhitfield PLANNING permission has been given for the first phase of the re-development of a massive city centre site left empty for 17 years. Sunderland City Council...
Profits Slide at Goldman Sachs
US banking giant Goldman Sachs has seen profits slip for the fourth consecutive quarter as market volatility dealt a blow to its investment banking and bond trading arms. The Wall Street Bank said net revenues slumped 40% to $6.3bn (PS4.3bn) in...
PS4m Tag on 'Best HQ in North'
Byline: OFFICES COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk AN impressive North East office building which has won a hat-trick of design awards has been put on the market with a PS4m price tag. Salvus House was singled out for its striking design...
Questioning Mayoral Model; with Local Elections Looming, SONIA SHARMA Explores a Referendum on the Future of a Borough's Mayor
Byline: SONIA SHARMA HOULD North Tyneside Council keep the elected mayor system? SThe borough has been run by a mayor, backed up by a cabinet, since 2002, with the role currently held by Norma Redfearn. Now residents will be asked if they would...
Royal Visit as North School Marks 600th Anniversary
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 DURHAM school was graced by a royal visit as part of its 600th anniversary celebrations. AHRH Sophie Countess of Wessex visited The Chorister School, in Durham, to...
Social Networking Actually Involved Talking to People
Byline: LES WALTON COLUMNIST IT is hard to imagine that the main social network for young people in the 1950-1960s was the youth club. Looking back at what we did in the youth club may appear quaint and rather innocent. The concern I have today...
Spartans Win to Keep Up the Chase; BLYTH SPARTANS 3 RUSHALL OLYMPIC 0 EVO-STIK PREMIER
Byline: Malcolm Pratt WITH only one game to play, mathematically Blyth Spartans are still in with a chance of pipping Darlington 1883 for the Evo-Stik League Premier Division title - but it's more likely they will be competing in the playoff. ...
Speeding Up Mobile Care for Critically Ill Children
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com CHILDREN'S lives are set to be saved with the launch of an improved service that will see expert paediatricians travelling with critically ill youngsters. In a major boost...
Survival Struggle Continues for City; EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE
IT's not looking good for Durham City who, with only five games to play, trail West Auckland Town by nine points after crashing to a 5-1 defeat by Jarrow Roofing last night. Paul Chow quickly had Roofing in front but Thomas Weedon raised the hopes...
Tanfield Switch as First Aid Firm Looks to Expand
A FIRST aid company which counts Rolls-Royce and a leading offshore firm among its clients has moved into new premises as it looks to grow. Geolin First Aid Training Services was set up by first aid trainer and assessor George Sharp four years ago...
Taxi Firm Uber Hails First Year Success ONTYNESIDE
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@ncjmedia.com @SimonMeechan CAB firm Uber is hailing a successful first year in Newcastle after its driver numbers increased from just a handful to more than 300. It has now set its sights on expanding...
Time out Extra
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Top Chance at Epsom
While the investec Derby Trial at epsom can produce a decent winner, you have to go a long way back into history to find the last victor who went on to take the main event itself. Peter Pan in 1939 was the last horse to win the Trial before going...
TV Choice
24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY Channel 4, 9pm Bedfordshire Police investigate banging coming from inside a refrigerated HGV lorry that recently passed through Dover after crossing the Channel. Inside, they find a three-year-old girl, her five-year-old...
War Hero's Ambassador Honour for Care Home
Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com FALKLANDS War veteran Simon Weston has visited a Tyneside care home after becoming an ambassador for issues close to his heart. Simon, who was last year named Britain's...
Warning on North East Economy; ECONOMY
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East economy will fare less well than the rest of the UK - unless the slide of the pound continues, according to one of the country's top economists. Woolfson Prize-winning Roger...
Warning over Cow Stampedes after Death of Rambler
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@ncjmedia.com ARAMBLER says cow stampedes may not be as rare as people think after a tourist was killed by a herd of cattle near the North East coast. Marian Clode, 61, was killed during the tragic...
What's on at the CINEMA
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Addicted To Sheep (PG): Tue 7.30pm Dad's Army (PG): Thu 7.30pm Trumbo (15): Wed 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Batman V Superman:...
Why I Did a U-Turn on Europe; David Owen - Lord Owen - Left the Labour Party and Now He Wants to Leave the European Union. Ahead of a Talk at Hexham Book Festival, He Told DAVID WHETSTONE Why He Thinks We're Better out Than In
AS Hexham Book Festival gets going this weekend, the town will be swarming with authors selling books. You can hardly include Lord Owen among them - it's not so much a book he will be plying as a message. Like Boris Johnson, who got heckled in the...
Winning Run over after Boss Rests First-Teamers; HARTLEPOOL UNITED 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2
THE five-game unbeaten run at Victoria Park was ended last night, as Hartlepool United lost to Accrington Stanley. Pool competed throughout as a number of first-teamers were rested by boss Craig Hignett, he made five changes to his starting line-up...
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