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 October 4, 2016

A Positive Pro-Enterprise Plan Is Needed for Brexit Success
Byline: SARAH GLENDINNING AS our recent Indian summer draws to a close and autumn approaches, we urgently need a plan for our economy. And as we now know, we are heading for a spring start to the UK's journey out of the EU so there's no time...
Aspin on Mersey Mission to Restore Heed Fortunes; Vanarama National
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD manager Neil Aspin hopes to see his faltering side confound the odds by sealing a result at Conference big guns Tranmere Rovers tonight. A lack of goals has seen the Heed slip down the table, managerless Tranmere...
Bede'sWorld to Re-Open with Plan to Remodel Site
Byline: Tony Henderson Reporter AHERITAGE site will open its doors to visitors again later this month - eight months after closing amid financial problems. The former Bede's World site at Jarrow - now renamed as Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village...
Benitez Managing to Be the Perfect Fit for United I Literally Cannot Think of One Manager Who I Would Rather Have at St James' Park Than Rafa
Byline: THE JOURNAL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 DON HUTCHISON @donhutch4 THE JOURNAL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 HUTCHISON @ WATCHING the fall-out from Aston Villa's poor start to life in the Championship, one thing springs to mind. Thank goodness for...
Best of Both Worlds at Dame Allan's
DAME Allan's girls' school is the best performing girls' school in the North East and in the top 30 in the country, with 77.2% of papers sat by the girls graded A or A* in the 2016 GCSE examinations. Similarly, the boys' school achieved fantastic...
Boutique Hotel Design for 19th-Century Office; Leisure
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk PLANS for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle Quayside complete with a bar and restaurant are being drawn up. The Grade II-listed Eldon Chambers could soon be converted into a hotel, with a bar and...
Caretaker Clarke Has Chance to Impress
ASTON Villa caretaker manager Steve Clarke will be given a chance to stake his claim for the job with Steve Bruce and Dean Smith also in the frame. The Sky Bet Championship strugglers are searching for a new boss following the sacking of Roberto...
Chancellor Pledges to Heal 'Economic Divides'
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com THE European Union referen dum revealed that "too many people feel left behind", Chan cellor Philip Hammond has claimed. He warned: "A dangerous divide is opening up between those...
Chef Both Relieved and Proud to Retain His Star
Byline: Gordon Barr Reporter NEWCASTLE chef Kenny Atkinson said he was "relieved and proud" at retaining his Michelin star. The Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2017 stars were awarded yesterday and Kenny's House of Tide remains the only...
Clarke's Mood Is Positive despite Cup Loss
DARREN Clarke believes he leaves the Ryder Cup team in good shape despite Europe suffering their heaviest defeat for 35 years at Hazeltine. Clarke's side needed to overturn a three-point deficit in Sunday's 12 singles matches to claim an unprecedented...
Clothing Firm's Second Year of UK Sales Growth; RETAIL
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk OUTDOOR kit company Berghaus has wrapped up a second consecutive year of growth in UK sales, after weathering challenging market conditions. The Sunderland-based business, which develops and makes...
Columnist Stephen Hepburn
Byline: STEPHEN HEPBURN TOMORROW is the 80th anniversary of one of the key events in the 20th-century history of the North East and Great Britain. On October 5, 1936, 200 unemployed Jarrovians set off from the town on a dignified 300-mile march...
Commercial Property at Risk of 'Sharp Adjustment'
THE Bank of England has warned that the commercial property market is at risk of a "sharp adjustment" and foreign investment is on the wane in the wake of Britain's decision to quit the European Union. Minutes from the Bank's Financial Policy Committee...
Companies Making a Break INTOTOP 200 List; New Entries Burst into the North East Top 200 like Shooting Stars - Fascinating to Spot and Unpredictable in Their Appearance, Says BRIAN NICHOLLS
LOOK for a possible Top 200 debut this year by Impetus Waste Management of Billingham, and Nomad Holdings and Winn Solicitors, both of Newcastle. With turnovers of PS44m, PS43m and PS42m respectively, they could break into the new list coming out free...
Dark Tale of Search for Acceptance; PINOCCHIO, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Dance City, Newcastle
IT'S easy to forget just what a dark tale Pinocchio is, but Jasmin Vardimon's version was an excellent reminder. "Boys who try to have things their own way always come to grief", the narrator warned at one point during this dance production, which...
Deaths
BOYES RALPH (Killhope). Late of Essex. Peacefully at home on 29th September 2016 aged 50 years. Ralph adored son of Rita and Ian. A much loved nephew and cousin. Service to take place at Hexham Woodland Cemetery on Friday October 7th at 1.00pm followed...
Delay to Plan for 'Shared Space' at Junction Following Concerns
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com COUNCIL bosses have made a U-turn on controversial plans to create a "shared space scheme" for drivers and pedestrians. Northumberland County Council wanted to redevelop a...
Devo Group Plan Aiming to Tackle Unemployment
Byline: Dan O'Donoghue Local Government Reporter dan.odonoghue@trinitymirror.co.uk @DanChronicle BUSINESSMAN Jeremy Middleton has devised a plan to "end youth unemployment in the North East". The plan is one of a number of policies being put...
ECB Had No Choice, Says Mike Atherton
FORMER England cricket captain Michael Atherton has admitted it would have been difficult for Durham to survive without the ECB bail-out - but said he feels for the players after their relegation to the second division of the County Championship. ...
Engineering Opportunity through Partnership with College
A PARTNERSHIP has been set up between the North East's leading college and an internationally renowned engineering firm. Ford Engineering Group has chosen Gateshead College to deliver apprenticeships, workforce development programmes and traineeships...
Ex-Star Predicts Stronger Durham; County Will Bounce Back from Shock of Relegation, Says Former Bowler Harmison DURHAM WILL BOUNCE BACK
Byline: Stuart Rayner Cricket Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk STEPHEN Harmison has promised Durham will come back stronger after being relegated from cricket's County Championship Division One and handicapped by a draconian punishment for next...
Firework Fan Freed over Home-Made Collection
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk IMPROVISED explosive devices found in a Tyneside man's flat turned out to be no more than home-made fireworks, while his collection of chemicals were just for innocent experiments, a...
Has Bubble Burst on Bloggers?
Byline: joanne watkinson DING ding the gloves are off, and this time it's personal - fashion heavy weights from US Vogue have openly criticised (for that read torn a shred off) the new media darlings we know as bloggers and street style personalities....
High Price Being Paid for Trying to Reach for the Very Top
Byline: Stuart Rayner Cricket Writer stuart.rayner@ncjmedia.co.uk THE seeds of Durham's downfall were planted as far back as 1990. The most successful side in Minor Counties cricket were looking to step up a level and the Test and County Cricket...
Hoaxer Behind Hospital Bomb Scare Is Jailed
Byline: Rob Kennedy Court Reporter rob.kennedy@ncjmedia.co.uk AHOAXER who claimed to have planted a bomb in a city centre hospital has been jailed. James Wilson dialled 999 and said a device "would explode in two minutes" at Newcastle's RVI. ...
Huge Education Contract for Service Software Firm
Byline: SOFTWARE coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk SOFTWARE specialist Kykloud is growing its team after securing a Department of Education contract described as the largest ever schools surveying project in the UK. The North Shields-based...
Hunt to Set out Plans for Increase in UK Doctors
THE UK is to train more medical students - to ensure we don't have to rely on foreign doctors. Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce a dramatic ex pansion of medical student places as he speaks at the Conservative conference in Birmingham. ...
Ice Hockey Fundraiser for Frankie
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com THE family of poorly Frankie Sherwood have said they are delighted the North East has come together to support them after PS2,500 was raised at a Whitley Bay ice hockey match. Players and...
Independent Schools; Newcastle's Royal Grammar School Headmaster, DR BERNARD TRAFFORD, Shares His Thoughts about the New School Year and Why There Is Always a Buzz in the Air around September
YOU can always tell the school year's started in September: it's that moment when the weather turns glorious and gives us some of the English summer that failed to arrive in July and August. No sour grapes, though. In every school in the land, I...
Jewish School Criticised by Education Watchdog
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21 AJEWISH school has been criticised for not doing enough to encourage tolerance between people of different faiths, cultures and sexual orientations. In an Ofsted report...
Let's Grow Grants for Three North Companies; LET'S GROW GRAEME WHITFIELD Graeme.Whitfield@ncjmedia.Co.UK
MORE than 50 jobs have been either created or safeguarded with three grants from The Journal's Let's Grow fund. Gateshead IT firm Advantex Network Solutions is investing more than PS350,000 in new facilities to accommodate growth, after securing...
Loneliness Lends Itself to Lyrics; George Monbiot's Article on Loneliness Touched a Chord and Now It Has Inspired an Album. DAVID WHETSTONE Relates a Touching Durham Book Festival Story
HUNDREDS of people will be flocking to Durham as the annual book festival gets underway this weekend, making for a jolly bookish throng. One man, though, will be singing of loneliness. Rather, he will be Breaking the Spell of Loneliness - and...
Manufacturing Sector in Two-Year High for Output
Byline: MANUFACTURING BEN WOODS business@ncjmedia.co.uk OUTPUT in Britain's manufacturing sector reached its highest level for more than two years as the sector continued to bounce back from a post-Brexit vote slump. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing...
Minister Ambitious for UK's Regional Airports
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com jonwalker121 Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on a visit to the new HSBC banking HQ being built in Birmingham yesterday ALONG-AWAITED...
New Appeal in Search for Two Missing People
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com POLICE are renewing their appeals for help in tracing two missing people. Fears are growing for Craig Smith, who failed to come home for his birthday. The 39-year-old was last...
Nurturing Independent Learners
FOR more than 600 years, Durham School has been at the heart of education in the North East The school provides a supportive and welcoming atmosphere and allows pupils to benefit from the security and confidence that comes from belonging to one school...
Only a Siege Mentality from Fans and Sponsors Can Save This Great North Club; COMMENT
FIRST the good news: There will still be a Durham County Cricket Club by the time it celebrates 25 years of First-Class cricket in April. That in itself is something to be grateful for. There are many in the game who would prefer it if county cricket...
Opening Doors to Opportunity
HAVING recently celebrated its 80th year as a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged three to 13, Mowden Hall School is thriving. Thanks to the nurturing environment, the transition from Pre-Prep into the Prep School...
Park Attack Accused in 'Sexual Position'
A SYRIAN man accused of carrying out a sex attack on two 14-year-old girls in a city centre park told police he saw his friend in a "sexual position" with one of the youngsters, a court heard. Married Mohammed Alfrouh told a detective he had tried...
Pink Is the New Black; It's Back and It's Pinker Than Ever! October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, When You Can Indulge in Cosmetic Classics or Bag Some New Beauty Essentials Knowing You're Doing Your Bit for Charity at the Same Time. KATIE WRIGHT Rounds Up Her Favourites
NOW in its 24th year, Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Month has raised more than PS50 million to date, to fund research, education and medical services. Active in more than 70 countries, the campaign has been instrumental in targeting a disease that...
Police Chief Hits out at Murder Trial Speculation
Byline: Claire Hayhurst Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk ACHIEF constable has slammed "sensational and unsubstantiated claims and speculation" made following the conviction of a taxi driver for his second murder. Christopher Halliwell, 52,...
PS3bn Fund to Tackle UK's Housing Crisis
A MASSIVE PS3bn housing fund will build more than 225,000 new homes including many in the North East, Conservatives are announcing today. The money will provide loans for small building firms and pay for vital infrastructure. Measures to "ensure...
Richards Bemoans Falcons' Ref Justice
NEWCASTLE director of rugby Dean Richards was critical of young referee Tom Foley after the Falcons went down to an 11-9 defeat to Worcester at Sixways on Sunday. Newcastle dominated in terms of territory and possession but were repeatedly penalised...
Roy Looks to Be Bang on Perfect!
JASON Roy is striving for perfection as he looks to continue England's recent momentum in the one-day arena. England have undergone a stunning metamorphosis under captain Eoin Morgan following their humiliating early exit from the World Cup 18 months...
Safety Row ASVIRGIN Says Full Service on for Strike
Simon Meechan Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com @SimonMeechan_90 VIRGIN East Coast says it put on a good service throughout yesterday's industrial action - but the RMT union is demanding a full investigation into what it claims were safety breaches...
Shelvey: I Never Thought of Leaving; Shelvey's So Settled ONTYNESIDE and Just Thrilled to Work with an 'Approachable' Boss
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports writer Twitter: @CHRISDHWAUGH JONJO Shelvey admits he got "the hump" when he was dropped from the Newcastle United side towards the end of last season - but insists he never contemplated leaving the club in the summer...
Snowdogs Trail Already Raising Charity Thousands
THE pack of Snowdogs which has taken over the North East is winning thousands of admirers and already raising thousands for charity. Since the launch of the region's biggest public art trail, admirers have been flocking to see the colourful sculptures....
Southgate Has Faith in Captain Rooney
GARETH Southgate believes he is the best man to lead English football in its moment of crisis and is happy to have Wayne Rooney by his side as captain. Sam Allardyce's exit after just one game in charge last week saw Southgate installed as interim...
Still Going Nowhere Fast
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter barbara.hodgson@ncjmedia.com @BarbaraHodgson5 THREE ships which came sailing in - then never left - are still a talking point in Tynemouth as uncertainty over their future rumbles on. The three bulk carriers,...
Stocks Rally as PM May Lays out Brexit Plan; FTSE 100
Byline: BEN WOODS Press Association LONDON'S top-flight index came close to breaking the 7,000 mark as stocks rallied after Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to kick-start the Brexit process by March next year. The FTSE 100 Index touched 6,996.43,...
Superb Facilities at Senior School
IN September, Newcastle High School for Girls opened its doors to a new senior school building following the completion of a significant building project. Situated on Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, the new senior school follows a multi-million pound...
Tanks for Everything: Hidden Weapon in Fight against Floods
A WATER tank that holds half of an Olympic-sized swimming pool of water has been installed in Jarrow in a bid to prevent flooding. Located under the King George V playing fields, the tank reaches seven metres below the ground and was constructed...
The Way to Save the NHS; over 3.6million People from across the Region Are Set to Benefit from a New PS20m Health Project Launched This Month. the Journal Finds out More
THERE is just one thing that can save the NHS, according to Newcastle Consultant Psychiatrist Joe McDonald. "I'm a very strong believer that better use of healthcare related data is the only thing that can save the NHS," he says. "We can no longer...
Time for a Collection at Leicester
CLASSIC COLLECTION can defy a lengthy lay off in the Squirrel Handicap at Leicester. The lightly-raced four-year-old has just the type of profile of a horse Saeed bin Suroor excels with. He has only been seen once this year, when last of 15 in a...
Time out Extra
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TV Choice
THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN ITV, 9pm The heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe, including two children - Nagham and Mohamed - from the Syrian city of Aleppo, whose home is now a small tent in a derelict petrol station in northern Greece....
Victims Silenced as Inquiry Lurches to Each Fresh Crisis
Byline: GEORGE HEPBURN COLUMNIST DON'T worry about Sam Allardyce. He will be up on his feet soon enough. It would not surprise me to see him back at Stadium of Light by the end of the season trying to save Sunderland from relegation again. Do...
Villa Look the Odd One out of Trio Bidding for Promotion; Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa Were All Relegated, but Their Strategies to Return to the Big Time Have Big Markedly Different, Writes CHRIS WAUGH
Byline: CHRIS WAUGH IT is now almost five months since Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa last played a Premier League match. Instead, these three relegated clubs - two of whom are arguably among the 'biggest' in the country as far as...
What's on at the CINEMA
CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Asterix: The Mansions Of The Gods (PG): Sat/Sun 10.20am Blair Witch (15): Fri-Mon 2.40pm (Fri/Mon), 9.30pm, Tue 2pm, 9.30pm, Wed/Thu 1.40pm Bridget Jones's...
Who Will Be Helped?
Dementia and Frailty A project to deliver joined up care for elderly patients who may have dementia and are considered frail. At the moment the person's details are split across health and social care, held in multiple record systems, or on paper....
Woman's Plea for Help after Mum Left Sole Carer
Byline: Helen Whitehouse Reporter ncj.ecnews@trinitymirror.com ADESPERATELY sick North-East woman is appealing for help after her mum was left as her sole carer. Melanie Hartshorn suffers from Ehlers-Danos Syndrome, which causes her muscles and...
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