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 25, 2016

6 WAYS to Beat the Heat
WE ALL want to enjoy the sunshine, so we've picked six nifty products which can help you to stay both cool and safe as things heat up... 1 DON'T SWEAT IT - PERSPIREX COMFORT (PS8.49, FROM BOOTS) APPLYING a thin film of this supereffective deodorant...
Ace Lasker Delighted after New Eagles Deal Confirmed
Byline: Stuart Jamieson Twitter: sjamieson74 VETERAN guard Drew Lasker is the latest player to be welcomed back to Newcastle Eagles for the 2016/17 season. The extremely popular Texan returns for his fourth consecutive season to bring his energy,...
Advertising Firm WPP's Shares Hit a Record High; Advertising
Byline: kalyeena makartoff business@ncjmedia.co.uk WPP shares hit an all-time high after the advertising giant reported a 15.8% rise in pre-tax profit and said Brexit will not hinder its growth strategy. The company's shares rose to the top of...
Are These Beliefs Ruining Your Sleep?
THINKING these unhelpful thoughts can stop you going to sleep or affect its quality: | "I shouldn't wake up during the night" Sleep studies show the average person actually wakes approximately 10 times during the night. It's totally normal to wake...
Atom Bank Makes First Business Loan in Region; FINANCE Graeme Whitfield Graeme.Whitfield@ncjmedia.Co.UK
ATOM Bank has made its first commercial loan in the North East. The Durham-based, digital-only bank, which launched in April, has provided a commercial loan to Rivergreen Management Pension Fund to fund the acquisition of the long leasehold of an...
Beauty and Well-Being Businesses Join Forces; Business
Byline: robert gibson robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk AGROUP of Newcastle companies focused on health, beauty and well-being have joined forces to launch a new business hub in Sandyford. The five-storey Georgian townhouse, One Benton Terrace, which...
Bowlers Tie Tykes' Opponents in Notts; CHAMPIONSHIP
DIVISION One title-chasers Yorkshire flexed their muscles on day two of their Specsavers County Championship against Nottinghamshire, spurred on by a stunning bowling performance in Scarborough. Bottom club Nottinghamshire resumed on 38 for two...
Britain Is a Nation Divided - Not Just North and South
Byline: PETER BREAKEY COLUMNIST " YOU must have had plenty of time to think about some future articles while you were on your trip" said my friend. The trip in question was the Coast to Coast cycle ride from Workington to Tynemouth. In fact,...
Chat with the Chief of World's Greatest Music; One of Music's Great Innovators and Characters Is Coming Our Way. Matt McKenzie Tunes in to Lee 'Scratch' Perry
IF you ever get the chance, have a conversation with Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Half an hour with the man behind some of the greatest music ever made - his own and other people's - is thick with Biblical allusions, lashings of fire, ice and thunder, protestations...
Clarke Is Confirmed as New FA Chief
GREG Clarke is the new chairman of the Football Association after being officially ratified for the position by the organisation's board. After he was approved by the FA board last month, Clarke, the former Football League chairman, was endorsed...
Columnist
Byline: JONATHAN ARNOTT SUCCESS in life is earned, not given. What you achieve depends upon your innate ability, effort and industry, dedication and desire to succeed. These statements should be inalienable truths, and yet sadly all too often...
Corbyn: I Wanted to Sit with My Wife
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews JEREMY Corbyn walked past empty seats on a "rampacked" train to Newcastle because he wanted two together so he could talk to his wife, the Labour leader said at a heated press...
Could Hate Preacher Be Heading to the Region?
Byline: Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com PRISON bosses have refused to comment on reports that hate preacher Anjem Choudary could be locked up in Britain's first dedicated wing for Islamist extremists...
County Benefits from Arch's Growth
FOR anyone living or working in Northumberland, it's hard to miss the positive impact Arch is having on the county. Arch has an established a development pipeline, with projects valued at around PS250 million in various stages of readiness. The...
Current Developments
NEW developments are about far more than building houses: they're about building homes. Gentoo is committed to providing new housing in safe and attractive environments, bringing pride and a sense of community back to neighbourhoods. Castle Rise,...
Deaths
BARRITT JUDITH (Ponteland). Peacefully in hospital on 21st August 2016, aged 76 years. Judy, loving mam of Claire and Louise, adored grannie of Jessica, Samantha and Thomas. Please meet for service at West Road Crematorium on Monday 5th September at...
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan'S FIVE NON-NEGOTIABLES
WHEN it comes to changing your lifestyle, there are five non-negotiables Dr Nerina tells all her patients that can help improve your sleep: 1 EAT WITHIN HALF AN HOUR OF GETTING UP DR NERINA says: "As a physiologist doing this for the last 20 years,...
Egerton's off and Running in Bid to Make Impression; New Recruit Says He's Still Learning Role in Team
SAM Egerton admits he is on a learning curve despite a flying start to his time as a Newcastle Falcons player. The 24-year-old scrum-half has started in both of the club's first-team games during an unbeaten pre-season, catching the eye in the 34-12...
Ell of a Chance in Scotland
Ellaal can make it a hat-trick in the Scott Coppola Electrical Distributor Handicap at Musselburgh. The seven-year-old may be lining up offhis highest mark since 2012, but his confidence has been boosted after what has been a busy -and fruitful...
Emotional Return Home for Olympic Gymnast
GYMNAST Amy Tinkler wept and hugged friends and coaches as she had an emotional return to her club with her bronze medal prize around her neck. The dedicated 16-year-old, who will find out her GCSE results on Thursday, has vowed to go at least one...
Fans Keeping Faith with Hart as City Sail through; (Manchester City Win 6-0 on Agg)
MANCHESTER CITY 1 STEAUA BUCHAREST 0 Morecambe .................... . 1 Bournemouth................................... . 2 JOE Hart was hailed by supporters as Manchester City went through the motions to claim their place in the Champions League group...
Father of Rapist Threatened to Kill Witness from Trial
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk ARAPIST'S dad threatened to kill a witness from his son's trial on the day he was found guilty of a series of shocking sex attacks. Alexander Ord was jailed for 16 years earlier this...
Frustration Abounds as Bears Pile on the Agony; THE MATCH: Durham V Warwickshire; Emirates Riverside, Day Two
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports writer Twitter: @sturayner "It all depends on Wednesday how we assess day one," Michael Richardson very sensibly said on Tuesday night after Durham had been bowled out for 207. It did not sound great but Warwickshire...
FTSE Stumbles as Glencore Disappoints Market; FTSE 100
Byline: thomas smith Brewin Dolphin THE UK's leading index lost ground after Glencore reported a disappointing set of numbers and weighed on the index. The FTSE 100 Index fell 0.5% to close at 6836 points. Glencore fell 3.1% as it reported a...
Game of Patience for Starlet Sterry
RAFA Benitez has told Jamie Sterry to remain patient and work hard and the Geordie-born rightback's first-team chance will come with Newcastle United, writes CHRIS WAUGH. The 20-year-old made his full debut for the Magpies during the 2-0 EFL Cup...
Gateshead Are Tipped to Bounce Back after Shock Loss
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD defenders Manny Smith and James Bolton both believe the club can build on a promising start to the season. Before the trip to Bromley last Saturday the Heed had won three of their first four games, scoring goals...
Geordie Singer's Support Music to My Ears -Wylie
Byline: Sam Wonfor Reporter sam.wonfor@ncjmedia.co.uk FORMER AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has been announced as the first patron of the Graham Wylie Foundation. The rock superstar didn't hesitate to say yes when asked to officially support the...
Giving Short Shrift to the Formal Wedding Image
Byline: Cheyenne Roundtree Reporter cheyenne.roundtree@trinitymirror.com WEDDING gown? Check. Suit and tie? Check. Colourful underwear? Check. Lovebirds have been tying the knot wearing outlandish underwear and proudly showing it off in their...
He's Built Himself a Fortune Online
A BUILDER managed to turn PS1 into PS1.6m in under 23 minutes through an online Sky Vegas slot machine. Scott Clydesdale, 40, was using a PS20 Sky Vegas bonus when he turned an initial PS1 stake into PS1,627,168 in 125 spins. It would take someone...
Inside Track
THE August Bank Holiday weekend offers a pair of well-established popular fixtures at Newcastle Racecourse. Racing tomorrow evening is swiftly followed on Monday by the Vertem Blaydon Races Family Fun Day. The months have passed quickly since...
IPCC Probe after Nightclub Death
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty THE police watchdog has launched an investigation into the actions of officers that dealt with the death of a doting grandad at a popular nightclub. Stewart Anderson...
Januzaj Goal Gives Moyes First Black Cats Victory; THE MATCH: Sunderland 1 Shrewsbury 0
Byline: James Hunter Sports writer Twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON ADNAN Januzaj scored his first Sunderland goal to send the Black Cats through to the third round of the EFL Cup. The on-loan Manchester United man struck with six minutes remaining, just...
Lessons in How to Get a Good Night's Sleep. WARREN MANGER Discovers How Some Decent Shut-Eye Could Help Boost Your Energy Levels
HALF of us don't get enough sleep and even more are struggling to get the quality of sleep we need. And that means Brits are more likely to wake up tired and anxious than people elsewhere in Europe. Your body knows how to sleep - it is embedded...
Lost in Translation? A Question of Ethics When Signing for Deaf
Byline: GLYN EVANS LAST week I was at a week's training in sign language for my role as Chaplain for the Deaf. Ideally the Chaplain for the Deaf should be deaf and I hope that will happen. The most interesting thing for me at the conference was...
Low Energy, High Quality and a Supreme Home Development
THE first 76 low-energy new homes on the banks of the Ouseburn where it meets the River Tyne, were completed last summer following PS14.4m of private investment. The next phase of the development is on site. The homes are mainly flats and maisonettes...
Manquillo Agrees a Loan Deal with Cats
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports writer Twitter: @sturayner SUNDERLAND'S search for a right-back looks set to end with the signing of Javi Manquillo on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid. The 22-year-old was thought to be on Wearside for a medical...
Marts
HEXHAM AUGUST 23 CATTLE Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of Cast Cows and Clean Cattle. Prime Cattle A small show of Heifers sold well topping at 223.5ppk for a smart Limousin x heifer consigned by M/s T Nixon & Sons, Longlea,...
Maybe I'll Wear 'Lucky' Bandage in Every Game, Says Ayoze
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports writer AYOZE Perez joked he is considering sporting a "lucky" bandage in every match after netting twice while wearing one in the Cup clash against Cheltenham Town. Just before half-time, the 23-yearold Newcastle United...
Memory of Son Will Live on Thanks to Mum's Dream
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com PROUD mother Catherine Bertram's dearest wish - to ensure that her murdered son's memory lives on - has now come true. The 69-year-old from Cramlington, in Northumberland, finally...
Merger Brings Stronger Offering to the Construction Industry
FOLLOWING extensive discussions with its members and stakeholders, the board of Constructing Excellence (CE) has confirmed the conclusion of the merger with BRE Trust. The move is designed to strengthen and grow the CE membership and its positive...
Net Gains All Round for Young First-Time Anglers; GAME ANGLING
Byline: George Macintyre RANGERS at Kielder Water have been fishing for would-be anglers and catching quite a few. Andrew Banks of nearby Falstone took his two sons fished at Hawkhope Bank, where Cameron landed the first catch of his life - estimated...
North's Deaf Youngsters 'Being Failed' Says Charity
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com DEAF children in the North East are less likely to get five good GCSEs than their hearing counterparts, a charity has revealed. Government figures show that deaf children in the North...
North Teens Are 'Setting Sights Low' over Careers; Hannah Graham Reporter Hannah.Graham@trinitymirror.Com
TEENAGERS in the North East are the least confident in the country about their futures. That's according to vocational education organisation City and Guilds, which, ahead of GCSE results day, published research showing less than half of the region's...
Perez: I Should Have Had a Hat-Trick
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports writer Twitter: @CHRISDHWAUGH AYOZE Perez admits he was "angry" with himself for wasting two golden opportunities to score a hat-trick in midweek - but hopes plenty more goals with follow for Newcastle United this season....
Pretty It Wasn't but at This Stage Moyes Will Just Be Happy with a Victory without Having to Risk Defoe
Byline: Steve Brown Sports writer Twitter: @brownygingerowl SUNDERLAND crept into the third round of the EFL Cup last night, beating Shrewsbury Town 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats dominated possession against opponents 20th in League...
Productivity Project Highlighted in Report; SKILLS Graeme Whitfield Graeme.Whitfield@ncjmedia.Co.UK
APROJECT to improve the skills at small companies in a North East supply chain is being highlighted in a national report on improving workplace productivity. The UK's productivity gap - which sees the country falling far below most other developed...
Property Provider Putting People First
ONE of the North East's largest employers and landlords has unveiled a vision for the future that puts people first. Sunderland-based Gentoo Group is consolidating its position as one of the region's providers of social housing and leading property...
Quakers Fight Hard to Take a Win from Best Team of Season
NATIONAL NORTH DARLINGTON2 CHORLEY0 DARLINGTON went top of the Vanarama National League North with a hard-fought win over Chorley at Heritage Park last night. The Quakers had to work hard as Chorley were probably the best team they have faced so...
Rafa Sponsors Tables for Two Charities at Ball
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com RAFA Benitez is well known for his charitable nature and has once again shown his generosity. The Newcastle United boss has sponsored two tables at the upcoming Toast of the Tyne...
Remains of Soldiers to Be Reburied in Durham
Byline: Tony Henderson Heritage Editor jnl.news@ncjmedia.com THE remains of 17th-century Scottish prisoners discovered in a mass grave in Durham almost three years ago are to be reburied in the city after research on the find is completed. The...
Renzi: 120 Now Dead in Italy Earthquake Horror
Byline: Associated Press StaffReporters jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk THE death toll from the earthquake which hit central Italy has risen to 120, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced. Mr Renzi spoke in the provincial capital of Rieti after visiting...
Rio Form Is Needed by Rose in FedEx; GOLF
JUSTIN Rose does not have Ryder Cup qualification to worry about at The Barclays, but the Olympic champion is in need of some of the form which delivered an historic gold medal in Rio. The start of the FedEx Cup play-offs marks the end of automatic...
Roy Stars with Bat as Morgan's Men Take Series Lead
JASON Roy overcame an early dizzy spell to leave Pakistan's bowlers in a spin, lining up England's One-Day International victory with a resilient 65 at Southampton. The Surrey batsman sought medical attention in the early exchanges of England's...
Scent of Success at Growing Firm; EXPANSION Graeme Whitfield Graeme.Whitfield@ncjmedia.Co.UK
ANORTHUMBERLAND company that makes odour control products has moved to new premises and is more than doubling its workforce. The company, 2Pure, obtained a six-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank's North East Customer Banking Centre to help...
Services Sector Driving City Jobs Growth - Study; EMPLOYMENT
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk JOBS in city centres have increased in recent years, driven by Britain's growing services sector, a new study reveals. Firms are being attracted to cities by infrastructure, availability...
Sports and Leisure Firms Sought for Traineeship Programme
A SOCIAL enterprise in the North East is appealing to sports and leisure businesses to sign up to its traineeship programme. Sport Works is appealing for companies to become employment partners and get involved in shaping the future of the region's...
Takeaway Knifeman Walks Free from Court
A KNIFEMAN who thrust a blade towards the face of a shopkeeper and threatened to "chop" him in a row over pizza has walked free from court. Ian Doherty was drunk and argumentative when he went into a pizza takeaway to order food. But the row...
The Long Road to Sustainability; Plans to Create a 'Super-Roundabout' on Newcastle's Town Moor Were Met with a Huge Swell of Public Opposition, but Were Just the Latest Example of the City's Failure to Adopt Sustainable Transport Policies over the Years, Says PETER HETHERINGTON
Byline: PETER HETHERINGTON OUTRAGED by the scale of road building planned for his beloved Newcastle, the late, lamented Alan Hull could not contain his anger. His evocative Lindisfarne song All Fall Down berated those at the Civic Centre he saw...
There's a Catch If You Want to Catch 'Em All.Danger
Byline: Tony Henderson @Hendrover LIFESAVERS have warned that the Pokemon Go craze could lead to serious injuries after a coastline near miss. Emergency services, including South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, were called out to Tow Rocks on...
Thieves Steal Food from Sculpture Visitor Centre
Byline: Tom Eden Reporter tom.eden@ncjmedia.co.uk BURGLARS raided the visitor centre at Northumberlandia stealing food from the cafe beside the Cramlington sculpture. The shop at the massive landform sculpture of a reclining woman was targeted by...
Time out Extra
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Tributes to 'Hugely Committed, Capable and Popular' Serviceman
Byline: Tom Eden Reporter tom.eden@ncjmedia.com THE name of a soldier who was shot dead during a training exercise in Northumberland has been released. Private Conor McPherson has been described as a "hugely committed" serviceman, as investigations...
TV Choice
CLASS OF 92: STILL OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE BBC1, 9pm The documentary following Salford City FC returns, as the football club owned by former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt try to win back-to-back...
Volunteers Brightening Up Lives on Cancer Unit
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com FOR children battling cancer and their families, spending long days in hospital undergoing chemotherapy is one of the grim everyday realities of living with the disease. But one...
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With Trump in the Ring, the Joke Is on Uncle Sam; STATESIDE
MAKE no mistake, Donald Trump is now on the flight path to defeat and, come November's election, the Republican party will be crash landing at Loserville. Barring a political storm diverting rival Hillary Clinton off course, the Grand Old Party (GOP),...
Work Is Completed to Seal Up 20ft Deep Sinkhole in Gosforth; Simon Meechan Reporter Simon.Meechan@trinitymirror.Com
ASINKHOLE in Gosforth has been sealed up after months of work. The giant hole appeared in Craster Square last November when a crater opened up in front of a set of garages. The Coal Authority's public safety team has used more than 65 cubic metres...
Yedlin: Bit of a Rough Diamond but He Can Be Polished; THE AGENDA: How Newcastle United Can Reap the Rewards of Full-Back's Spell on Wearside
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports writer Twitter: @sturayner THE DeAndre Yedlin of the first half of last season would not even improve the leaky Newcastle United back four which took the club into the Championship - but the player Sam Allardyce turned...
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