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 May 4, 2016

Alleged Victim: 'I Was Molested by My Running Coach'
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com THE heir to the Greggs bakery fortune allegedly molested a young boy while he worked as a running coach, a court has heard Former head teacher Colin Gregg is on trial at Newcastle...
Ambition Should Not Be Treated as a Dirty Word; Leicester City's Amazing Title Win Should Breathe Fresh Life into Sleeping Giants across the Land, Including Newcastle, Writes Mark Douglas
NEWCASTLE United could have had Claudio Ranieri in the summer. Just as his name was put to boardrooms in the Championship where there was a vacancy in the hotseat, so too it was punted to Premier League clubs looking for fresh managerial input....
Anger as Travellers Set Up Camp in Car Park
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com RESIDENTS in Whitley Bay are demanding swift action after a group of travellers set up camp at a coastal car park. Around 15 caravans turned up at The Briardene car park on Monday....
Blyth Bid for a Grand Finale; TECHFLOW NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP FINAL
BLYTH SPARTANS will look to put the disappointment of missing out on promotion behind them as they bring their 2015-16 campaign to a close tonight, writes JEFF BOWRON. A last-minute goal saw long time Evo-Stik Northern Premier League leaders Blyth...
Caravan 'Stage' to Join Summer Quayside Event
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com PALM trees, sand, beach huts and deckchairs have all been introduced to Newcastle Quayside over recent years in a bid to boost its summer attractions. And now a caravan will be moored...
Celebrating with Words; Newcastle Poetry Festival Heralds a Long Weekend of Fine Words. DAVID WHETSTONE Sets the Scene and Meets North East Poetry Fans Alex Niven and Eleanor Holmes
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE HOT on the heels of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death comes the second Newcastle Poetry Festival - another chance to enjoy great writing as top poets gather in the city. And if you think poetry's not for you,...
Cheap Points Few and Far between as Survival Scuffle Goes to the Wire; THE AGENDA: Premier League Basement Rivals Shouldn't Expect Any Favours Sunderland and Newcastle United Can Rest Easy - No Opponents in the Premier League Relegation Battle Are Freewheeling to the Finish Line, Writes Stuart Rayner
NEWCASTLE United and Sunderland have plenty of things to worry about at the moment, but the integrity of the Premier League relegation battle's supporting cast need not be one of them. Sam Allardyce ruffled a few feathers last week, when he questioned...
China's Manufacturing Data Puts Markets in Red; FTSE 100
Byline: ben woods Press Association THE London market sank into the red as weak economic data from China sparked fresh fears of a global economic slowdown. The FTSE 100 Index hit a threeweek low, down 56.3 points to 6185.6 points, as negativity...
Choreographer Returns with 'Joyful' Dancing
WHY has it been 20 years since the Richard Alston Dance Company last performed in Newcastle? "You have to be invited, you know," replies the founding artistic director of the highly regarded London company. "We've been talking to Northern Stage...
Columnist David Taylor-Gooby
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR-GOOBY BY the time you read this Billy Elliot live will have finished in Sunderland.. I went twice. The songs and the dancing were fantastic, but it had a serious message as well. Musicals were originally regarded as frothy...
Contraction in Manufacturing
BRITAIN'S manufacturing sector saw activity contract for the first time in more than three years in the latest sign that the EU referendum is hurting the UK economy, according to a survey. The closely watched Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing purchasing...
Council Seats Up for Grabs on Big Day for Local Democracy; Tomorrow Voters Go to the Polls in the Five Tyne and Wear Authorities. There Are Also Elections for Police and Crime Commissioners and a Referendum in North Tyneside. DAN O'DONOGHUE, SONIA SHARMA and KEIRAN SOUTHERN Report
NEWCASTLE THE leader of Newcastle City Council is among the candidates defending his seat at this week's local elections. Council leader, and Westgate councillor, Nick Forbes will be hoping to retain his seat along with David Stockdale, Blakelaw...
Couple Adding to Independent Chain of Spanish Eateries; HOSPITALITY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ACOUPLE who run a string of successful Spanish restaurants in Newcastle are expanding by opening a new bar and restaurant venture. Claire Elwell and Toni...
Deaths
AMOS EVELYN (Ashington). Peacefully in hospital on the 28th April 2016, aged 96 years. Evelyn, dearly beloved wife of the late Andrew, loving mother of Brian and Caroline, mother-inlaw of Lily and Stephen, cherished grandma of Hadleigh, Kingsley, Ricky,...
Ex-Footballer Now Helping Former Club to Fight Fraud
Byline: SECURITY COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER Newcastle United footballer who once blocked strikers is now helping the club to block fraud. Graeme Carter, from Wheatley Hill in County Durham, arrived at St James' Park as an...
Ex-Sunderland Player Says Rape Accuser Is Lying
Byline: Amy Murphy Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER Sunderland star Cabral, accused of raping a woman he met in a Newcastle nightclub, has told a court she is lying. Cabral, whose real name is Adilson Tavares Varela, told Hull Crown...
Falcons Swoop to Sign Canadian Ace Olmstead; RUGBY UNION
Byline: Craig Johns craig.johns@ncjmedia.co.uk NEWCASTLE Falcons have added Canada lock Evan Olmstead to their squad for next season. The 25-year-old stands at 6ft 5in and has been capped seven times by his country, featuring for Canada in last...
Fellowship Honour for North Prof
Byline: SCIENCE ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ADURHAM University chemist whose research has been used to create water-repellent coatings for millions of smartphones has received an honour reserved for those at the pinnacle of science,...
Firms Call for a Rethink on Apprenticeship Levy
Byline: APPRENTICESHIPS GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Government is coming under increasing pressure from business to delay the launch of its controversial apprenticeship levy so that a "looming car crash" can be avoided....
Government under Fire over Heathrow Decision
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com jonwalker121 MPS have slammed the Government for "dithering" over a decision about expanding Heathrow - and accused it of damaging the economy of the entire country. The damning...
HSBC Blames Profit Fall on 'Seismic Shifts'
Byline: BANKING HOLLY WILLIAMS HSBC has posted a sharp drop in profits for the first three months of the year after it was hit by "extreme levels of volatility" in financial markets in January and February. The banking giant reported an 18% fall...
HTA Are Paving the Way for Two Expanding Firms; PROPERTY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk INDUSTRIAL specialists HTA Real Estate have secured deals which pave the way for the expansion of two North East businesses. The Newcastle property firm has let a 9,000sqft unit at Admiral Point...
If We Share the Expertise, We All Reap the Benefits
Byline: LES WALTON COLUMNIST TODAY there is a major national debate on the role of local authorities with regard to the education process. In 1996, I was appointed executive director for education at North Tyneside Council. I was ably supported...
Injury Won't Stop Ex-Gymnast in Her Tracks
A CHAMPION gymnast who was devastated when an injury forced her to give up the sport she loved is determined to make a comeback, by finishing the Great North Run. Alice Kitchen, 18, from Stanley, was left using crutches for more than two years when...
It Was Valuable to Cast Every Role with the Funniest Person Willing to Do It; the Bad Neighbours Are Back, but This Time It's the Girls Making Noise. Comedy Newbie Chloe Grace Moretz and Seth Rogen Tell GEMMA DUNN Why Improvising Jokes and Diving in 'Head First' Was the Only Way to Go
Byline: GEMMA DUNN PENNING a good sequel is a tricky business in Hollywood, with many film-makers' attempts joining the merry-goround of overstuffed, re-hashed originals. So when Bad Neighbours struck a chord with audiences in 2014, comedy genius...
Jack Delighted at How Proud His Mam Is after Maiden First-Class Ton; THE MATCH: Surrey V Durham Day Three, Kia Oval
JACK Burnham dedicated his maiden first-class hundred to his mother, after all the 'sacrifices' she made for him. At the age of 19 and in only his eighth match, Burnham - who launched Durham towards a challenging 543 for seven in reply to Surrey's...
Jets' Sonic Boom Causes Alarm across North East
Byline: Lesley Oldfield Communities Editor lesley.oldfield@ncjmedia.co.uk TWO RAF jets broke the sound barrier escorting an off-course flight from Paris into Newcastle Airport - alarming people across Newcastle and the North East. The loud noises...
Junior Doctor Contracts Damaging, Says Top Medic
Byline: Ella Pickover and Georgina Stubbs Reporters jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk THE new contract for junior doctors could have a "damaging effect" on patient care and deepen the recruitment crisis in the NHS, a leading doctor has warned. The...
Keeping Britain a Step Ahead of the Digital Revolution
Byline: SARAH GLENDINNING ONCE upon a time, the digital technology being created today seemed about as realistic as that enjoyed by George Jetson and his family in Orbit City. Now driverless cars are a reality, our homes can "smart" operate themselves,...
Low Turnout Protest Will Still Hit SATs, Says Mum
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com @BarbaraHodgson5 AMOTHER of three who was "torn" over SATs protest day expects it to have a high impact even in the event of a low turnout. Schools across the North East were totting...
Marts
ST BOSWELLS MAY 2 PRIMESTOCK At St Boswells on May 2, Harrison & Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep. Sold 58 clean cattle, 24 OTM Cattle, 24 Spring Lambs, 1175 Hoggs and 321 Ewes Bullocks (20) averaged 199p per...
Neighbours Enjoy PS25k Win in Postcode Lottery
FOUR people in Killingworth have scooped PS25,000 each in the People's Postcode Lottery. Neighbours living in Greenhills are celebrating after their postcode NE12 5BD was drawn in the Saturday Street Prize. The area had a surprise visit on Saturday...
New Benefit Hits Pockets of Poor, Says Think Tank
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com and across ACONTROVERSIAL new benefit system being introduced in Newcastle this month will make working people poorer, a leading think tank has warned. people, George very...
New Lease of Life for Water Facilities as Work Set to Start
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 APS46 MILLION project to transform a 1970s water treatment plant in Northumberland is set to begin this month. Northumbrian Water has announced the latest stage of their...
One, Two or none?The North East Awaits Its Fate One, Two or none?The North East Awaits Its Fate; Chris Waugh Examines the Uncertain State of North East Football with Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough All Still Unsure Which Division They Will Be Competing in Next Season
HEADING into the final throes of the campaign, the future of North East football is still mired in mystery. As things stand, the region could have as many as two - or, mathematically, three, though that will almost certainly not be the case - Premier...
ON THE SMALL SCREEN; Celebrating the Windsor Change
WHEN it came to playing the royal family in new satirical comedy The Windsors, the cast kept two things in mind. "They do a lot of smiling and waving," explains comedian Morgana Robinson, who plays Pippa Middleton. "That's the hardest bit, really,"...
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 graeme. whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk | National legal business DWF has appointed partner ADAM HEATHER...
Police Force Ruined My Life, Claims Finance Boss
Byline: Tom White Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.com NORTHUMBRIA Police has been accused of fostering a culture of "sexism" and handing out reprimands, by a former employee who claims the force "ruined" her life and career. Denise Aubrey, 45,...
Public Notices
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 (as amended) COATSWORTH CONSERVATION AREA TAKE NOTICE that the Borough Council of Gateshead has received application(s) for planning permission/ conservation...
Questions Answered
FAMILIES across the North East were woken by a loud boom as two RAF jets broke the sound barrier escorting an apparently off-course flight from Paris into Newcastle Airport. Here's what we know so far. What is a sonic boom? A sonic boom is a...
Ranieri:Title Glory Can Be Just the Start of Great Things for City's Slickers
Byline: Nick Mashiter and Tom Allnutt LEICESTER boss Claudio Ranieri admitted he was almost overcome by emotion after winning the Barclays Premier League and insisted it can be the start of a new era for the club. The Foxes sealed one of the...
Royal Moments to Help Charity
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter laura.hill@ncjmedia.co.uk STUNNING rarely seen intimate snaps of the Royal Family have been discovered by a Byker charity shop. The collection of photographs, taken by Lord Snowdon, were handed into the Under the Bridge...
Spirited Cats Need to Step Things Up; Spirited Cats Need to Step It Up - Jan
Byline: Stuart Rayner stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com SUNDERLAND will need to raise their game after dropping into the Premier League relegation zone at the weekend, but Jan Kirchhoff is delighted with the fighting spirit which is keeping their...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL (1945 unless stated) UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG Real Madrid v Manchester City .............................................. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS SEMI-FINAL Dover Athletic v Forest Green Rovers ....................................
Survey Shows How Well We Support Firms; NECC in Association With
THIS week the NECC, in partnership with Smart Money People, releases the results of the North East Business Banking Pulse survey. We carried out this survey to find out what North East businesses have to say about business banking in our region,...
Survival Will Yield Sweetest Victory; We Won't Be Happy until Safety Assured United's Georginio Wijnaldum
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports writer Twitter: @chrisdhwaugh NEWCASTLE United will "fight" until the end and the Magpies will not be happy until they secure survival, insists Georginio Wijnaldum. The 25-year-old Dutch international was restored to...
Tech Company Secures PS3.2m in Electrifying Private Investment Deal; TECHNOLOGY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk CLEAN tech company Hyperdrive Innovation has secured a PS3.2m investment from venture capital firms as it powers towards the launch of two new battery systems. Hyperdrive designs and manufactures...
Tech Group's HQ Set to Be 'Centre of Excellence' TECHNOLOGY
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ELECTRONICS firm Stadium Group plc is making its North East base a European centre of excellence - but is moving its headquarters out of the region. Following a similar move in Asia, the company...
Ten to Go in Heed's Summer Clear-Out
Byline: Jeff Bowron VANARAMA National League club Gateshead have axed 10 players from their squad following the announcement of their retained list. Only seven players have survived the cull, with two of those, leading scorer Ryan Bowman and winger...
The Brilliance of Basil Bunting
AFESTIVAL highlight will come at 1pm on Friday, May 6, when the winner of the annual Basil Bunting Poetry Award will be announced by the judge, Don Share, poet and editor of Basil Bunting's Complete Poems. At 2pm he and fellow poet Stephen Burt...
The Face Behind the Signings; South Tynesider Alex Is the Face of Emmerdale and Coronation Street for the Deaf Audience and Is Based at SignPost in Gateshead's Tyne Tees Studios. as Part of National Deaf Awareness Week He Talks to Chief Reporter CRAIG THOMPSON
Byline: CRAIG THOMPSON MEET Alex Duguid. He may not be instantly recognisable but Alex is ITV's oldest employee and is welcomed into millions of homes every night as the British Sign Language translator of the company's flagship programmes. "I...
Thomas Feels like a Son to Me Now, Says Jeffries
Byline: Stuart Rayner stuart.rayner@trinitymirror.com PHIL Jeffries has already seen one son go into professional boxing, and the Sunderland promoter says Thomas Essomba feels like another. But Jeffries believes being a Commonwealth flyweight...
Time out Extra
TIME OUT EXTRA who what where when? | WHO...was a Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar nominee for the film A Patch of Blue? | WHAT...classic novel features the character Parson Supple? | WHERE...did Michelle Bachelet become President in 2006? | WHEN...did...
Turnover Falling While Losses Mount for SAFC; SPORT
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SUNDERLAND Football Club saw its losses widen further to PS25m as it battled to stay in the Premier League by investing in players. The club has filed accounts for the year ended July 3 2015 -...
TV Choice
HER MAJESTY'S PRISON: NORWICH ITV, 9pm "When you get chucked in a cell and the door locked, that's when you realise that's your life for the next 10 to 20 months. It's a horrible experience." First-time prisoner Liam Poore is one of the inmates featured...
Why Poetry Is Good for You
AMONG those who can't wait for Newcastle Poetry Festival and will attend as many sessions as possible is Dr Eleanor Holmes. In her professional life she is a GP at Saville Medical Group in Newcastle and also a GP tutor at Newcastle University Medical...
Woman Guilty over Murder of Beaten and Abused Toddler
A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been convicted of murdering a toddler who suffered a catalogue of "horrific" injuries over several months. Kandyce Downer, from Birmingham, will be sentenced at the city's Crown Court on Wednesday after jurors took under three...
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