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 August 8, 2016

A View from the Gallowgate
Byline: Paul Dixon THERE are few crumbs of comfort from Friday night, one of which was I was spared four hours of the ubiquitous, Olympic-sized irritant Clare Balding from Rio. It is impossible of course, to make any judgements based on the first...
A Window on Our Past; Adam Bell Is Assistant Keeper of Social History at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Where Visitors to the Museum Can See Three Large Stained-Glass Window Panels Half Way Up the Staircase. Adam Traces the History of the Artform
Byline: Adam Bell The beautiful stained-glass windows mounted on the half landing of the grand staircase at South Shields Museum are a much-admired feature of our venue. The centre window contains glass from Holy Trinity Church, South Shields,...
Benitez Steps Up His Bid to Boost Striking Options; England Cook Up a Great Victory Sissoko Interview Irritates Magpies
Byline: Mark Douglas NUFC Editor @msidouglas NEWCASTLE United want to add a striker to their ranks this week as Rafa Benitez also hopes for movement on Moussa Sissoko's damaging transfer saga. United are looking to bring in another two or three...
Berwick Put Bad Week Behind Them to Earn Draw
ARBROATH 1 BERWICK RANGERS 1 BERWICK manager John Coughlin was reasonably happy with a point from his side's 1-1 away draw at Arbroath. However, he says there is still room for improvement and is calling on his players to remain motivated. Coughlin...
Bleach Tablet Death of Care Home Resident
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com AN investigation has been launched after a man died from eating a bleach tablet in a Newcastle care home. The horrific incident happened at Balmoral Court in Byker, where it is understood...
Broadband Deal for Rural Communities; COMMUNICATION
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk ASTRETCH of rural Northumberland will receive 100% broadband coverage following the intervention of a local tech company run by a young entrepreneur. The Whittonstall-based DANECO, which also...
Cats Must Up PS6m Bid for Croatian; Kiev Holding out for PS10m for DEFENDERVIDA
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk SUNDERLAND will have to considerably up their offer to sign Dynamo Kiev's Domagoj Vida, according to reports. The Black Cats are said to have had a PS6m bid for the defender turned...
Cestrians in Control with Six of the Best NORTH EAST PREMIER LEAGUE
IN a brilliant match between Newcastle and Tynemouth, the hosts lost ground on the leaders Chester-le-Street. Having decided to bat first, home side Newcastle crumbled to 10-5, Finn Lonnberg removing both openers for ducks. With Andrew Smith's...
Cinema's Leading Man Is Still Enjoying His Time in the Sun; MARION MCMULLEN Looks at the Box Office Appeal of Robert Redford as the American Film Star, Director and Producer Turns 80
Byline: MARION MCMULLEN IT'S one of cinema's most iconic scenes - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are poised to jump off a towering cliff into raging water below in a desperate bid to escape a pack of relentless bounty hunters. Sundance is...
Colliers' Cruise Control; NORTHUMBERLAND LEAGUES
ASHINGTON remain unbeaten in NTSL A1 after their win at Consett, who battled hard to gain vital points in their fight against relegation. Anirudh Singh scoring 88 and taking 2-19 was the difference and, with Callum Storey supporting him with 3-21,...
Cross-Country Run Will Prove Pivotal; GB Eventing Team in Contention for Medal Place EQUESTRIAN
BRITISH star Pippa Funnell believes the potentially pivotal cross-country phase of Rio's Olympic evening competition could prove "a very tactical game" as riders prepare to tackle a demanding course in Deodoro. Funnell and her Great Britain colleagues...
Diamonds Capitalise on Their Good Start; SPEEDWAY
N'CASTLE DIAMONDS 57 RYE HOUSE ROCKETS 36 Lawrence Heppell KEEN to keep their play-off hopes alive, the Newcastle Diamonds welcomed the Rye House Rockets to Brough Park. Unexpectedly in the opening four heats the Diamonds took a solid and decisive...
Evo-Stik North
A LAST-MINUTE penalty earned Quakers a deserved point at Altrincham, the game ending in a 2-2 draw. They looked as if they were heading for defeat when Altrincham went 2-1 up with two minutes left, but Terry Galbraith kept his cool right. Kevin...
Fa Cup / Ebac Northern League
BEDLINGTON Terriers were dreaming of an FA Cup upset when they went ahead with just four minutes gone - but Shildon soon dashed their hopes at Dean Street on Saturday. Marcus Brown buried a clinical finish into the bottom of Nick Liversedge's net...
Falcons Win but Coach Deano Still Sees Plenty to Work On
DIRECTOR of rugby Dean Richards said the middle 40 minutes of Saturday's 50-12 win over Nottingham had pleased him - but admitted there was plenty to work on for his Newcastle Falcons side. The pre-season opener at Darlington Mowden Park's Northern...
Fire Station Is Put Up for Sale
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com SOON to be closed village fire station has gone up for sale. ANorthumberland County Council announced it was shutting Haydon Bridge Fire Station despite a heavily-backed petition...
G4S Set to Reassure City over Debt Plan; SECURITY Businessne@trinitymirror.Com
G4S is expected to update the City on the progress of its debt reduction plans on Wednesday, when the outsourcing giant will post its half-year results. The world's biggest security company has been looking to shore up its balance sheet by winding...
Great Free Entertainment for Families and Children; SARAH JEFFERY Has Some Suggestions for Free Things to Do with the Children This Month
Byline: SARAH JEFFERY IF you're wondering how you're going to keep the kids entertained over the holidays, don't worry, you don't have to break the bank. There are plenty of free things to do with your children in the region, from visiting one...
Hignett Can Rest Easy with Pool Pick
HARTLEPOOL 1 COLCHESTER 1 CRAIG Hignett admitted he had a sleepless night leading into Pool's opening game but his team then displayed enough to ensure the manager can rest easy during the weeks and months ahead. His concerns were over what team...
Inquiry into Child Abuse Is 'Letting Down North East Victims' Campaigners Raise New Questions after Another Judge Steps Down
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com AN inquiry into child sex abuse is letting victims in the North East down, campaigners said, after the third chairman stepped down. Victims of Stanhope Castle School in County Durham have...
Keaton Signs on to Become the Leading Man; THE AGENDA: Changing of the Guard at Durham with Jennings Next in Line to Throne the News Keaton Jennings Has Signed a Four-Year Contract Is a Massive Boost for Durham and a Reward for the 24-Year-Old's Determination, Writes Stuart Rayner
Byline: Stuart Rayner HE may have lost Durham's unbeaten County Championship record at the first attempt but Keaton Jennings is now Paul Collingwood's heir apparent. The Riversiders' press office have had to perfect the art of burying bad news...
Lib Dems Launch Bitter Attack on Council Chiefs
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Local Government Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com COUNCIL chiefs have been hauled over the coals for its performance on bin collections, street cleaning and graffiti removal. The city's opposition Liberal Democrats...
Love Must Be in Air for Cats to Keep Stars; THE AGENDA: Why Moyes Has to Ensure Current Black Cats Duo Feel Part of the Club's Future David Moyes Is Working Hard to Add to Sunderland's Squad, but He Needs to Make Sure Two of Last Season's Key Players Feel Wanted Too, Argues Stuart Rayner
SUNDERLAND need to finally move on this season, but they must not leave behind what was good about the past in doing so. David Moyes has recognised as much by targeting the return of Yann M'Vila, the big success of the first half of 2015-16. Now...
Managing Worker Migration Is Key Move for Allaying Fears
Byline: BETH FARHAT THE EU referendum campaign gave a voice to communities who feel abandoned by globalisation, de-industrialisation and the pace of change. In many of those communities - often, but not always, outside London and the south east...
Manufacturers Shunning Traditional Lenders Route; MANUFACTURING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk GROWTH and investment are at risk because UK manufacturers remain disengaged from the banking sector and are reluctant to borrow, a key EEF report claims. Almost 10 years on from the start of the...
Marts
HEXHAM AUGUST 5 STORE CATTLE Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale of store cattle in the month of August offered for sale a catalogued entry of 149 head. As attention begins to turn to the Special Anniversary Prize Show & Sale which...
Mayor's Ride Brings the Memories Flooding Back
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com CIVIC - and family - pride lay at the heart of Hazel Stephenson's role in Newcastle's weekend of celebration. The Lord Mayor of Newcastle was following in the footsteps of her late...
Monk Insists Leeds Will Improve despite Defeat
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3 LEEDS UNITED 0 GARRY Monk insisted Leeds will improve after his first game in charge ended as a Championship defeat to QPR. Nedum Onuoha was credited with the opening goal after getting a touch to the ball following an error...
New Permit Is No String to Our Bow, Say City Buskers
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com MORE than 1,000 people are opposing plans to introduce X Factor-style busking permits. Auditions are set be held to allocate buskers with special permits so they can perform on the streets...
No More Heroes Any More - or at Least Not Female Ones
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com @SimonMeechan_90 CHILDREN'S stories need more female military heroes - experts have claimed. A Newcastle University researcher has argued there are nowhere near enough books which...
North East MEP Boosted as Ukip Fight Turns Toxic
NORTH East MEP Jonathan Arnott has won the backing of a key figure in Ukip as he attempts to win an increasingly fraught battle for the party leadership. Mr Arnott - who writes a monthly column for The Journal - is one of six politicians hoping to...
Parking Bus Is Just Ticket for Confident Cumbrians
PORTSMOUTH 1 CARLISLE 1 ONE terrace wag shouted: "At least you don't have far to go at full-time, you've parked the team bus in front of your goal." That was probably a fair assessment as 10-man Carlisle United defended with their lives at Fratton...
Poor Start to Week Picks Up after Interest Rate Cut Revealed; SHARE WATCH Neil McLoram
THE week began badly for the stock market. A closely-watched business activity survey by Markit showed manufacturing contracting at its fastest pace for almost four years following the Brexit vote. The data weighed heavily on housebuilders, with Taylor...
Put HS3 Ahead of HS2, Think Tank Tells Ministers
Byline: Andrew Woodcock Reporter CONSTRUCTION of the HS3 rail line between northern cities should take priority over the controversial HS2 high-speed link from London to the Midlands, as part of a North First strategy for transport spending, a thinktank...
Road Open Again after Footbridge Turned into a Dead End
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 ABUSY stretch of Gateshead road has reopened after a damaged section of bridge was removed. Pictures show the slightly strange sight of the footbridge crossing the...
'Rolex of Pianos' Sale Is Music to Ears of Hospice
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com ACOLLECTION of rare musical instruments, which included a mint-condition 104-year-old Steinway piano, has fetched thousands of pounds for a hospice. The Steinway 1912 B grand piano...
Second-Half Specialists Heed Never Second Best
GATESHEAD 3 CHESTER 0 SECOND-HALF specialists Gateshead maintained their impressive opening-day sequence of results with a three-goal victory over Chester at the International Stadium. Fifteen of the Heed's 19 goals in preseason came after the break...
Smith in Call to Action to Drag Us Back from Cliff
Byline: Andrew Woodcock Reporter LABOUR leadership contender Owen Smith is promising "a new industrial revolution" to make the UK into "the workshop of the world". In a speech in Newcastle, Mr Smith will warn that Britain is "on the cliff edge...
Stunning Comeback One of Best for Captain Cook; THE MATCH: England V Pakistan
SKIPPER Alastair Cook ranked England's 141-run win over Pakistan at Edgbaston as one of the best Test victories of his career. The hosts bowled out Pakistan, in pursuit of 343 in 84 overs, for 201 on day five to take a 2-1 series lead heading into...
'The Newcastle of the Future Should Not Need This Mega-Roundabout' MP Concerned over Plans for New Junction
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Local Government Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.com DanChronicle ANEWCASTLE MP has added her voice to thousands of residents opposing proposals for a major roads revamp which could engulf part of the Town Moor. More...
Tories Still Dedicated to Northern Powerhouse
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com THE minister tasked with making the Northern Powerhouse a reality has insisted that the Conservative Government remains dedicated to the initiative - and claimed that the vote for Brexit...
Town Moor Fiesta Leaves Many Visitors Deflated
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com WERE the organisers of Newcastle Fiesta blowing a lot of hot air in the way they advertised the three-day event? The majority of visitors who left reviews on the showpiece's Facebook...
TV Choice
NAKED ATTRACTION Channel 4, 10pm Each week, two singletons get the chance to choose a date from six naked candidates, who are revealed to them one body part at a time. The decisions are made based on pure physical attraction, but will that prove to...
Villa Are Hit by Late Forestieri Winner
SHEFFIELD WED 1 ASTON VILLA 0 FERNANDO Forestieri's goal five minutes from time gave Sheffield Wednesday a winning start to the Championship season as they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Hillsborough. A poor clearance from Villa debutant Pierluigi Gollini...
Well Schooled in Changing Lives; A Former Headteacher with a Passion for Making a Difference in Young People's Lives, Alison Shaw Tells ROBERT GIBSON How Newcastle's New UTC (University Technical College) Will Help Bridge the Skills Gap with a Unique Approach
Byline: ROBERT GIBSON IF you had a teenage son or daughter who was smart, sociable and full of ambition, how would you feel about them changing schools to work alongside others like them? It's a hard choice to make - and Alison Shaw knows that....
What's on at the CINEMA
ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE Bondgate Without (01665 510785) Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15): Sat 7.30pm The Legend Of Tarzan (12A): Fri 2pm, Wed 7.30pm CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Finding...
Zlatan Rises to Challenge of Securing First Trophy
LEICESTER CITY 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 2 ZLATAN Ibrahimovic headed home a late debut goal to secure victory for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United against Premier League champions Leicester in the Community Shield. Jesse Lingard followed up his memorable...
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