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 4, 2017

Angry Worker Drove Truck at Boss after Row
Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk ADISGRUNTLED worker drove a tipper truck towards his boss and later at a police car as he stormed out of the company's depot. Patrick Denman flew into a fit of rage and quit his job after...
Another Night of Frustration Brewing for Rafa? ...or Will It Be a Heel of a Night?
Byline: Andrew Musgrove NEWCASTLE United will be 'frustrated' by the Burton Albion side which rocks up at St James' Park tomorrow as Rafa Benitez looks to push on the club's promotion push. The Spaniard has previously been left exasperated at...
A Sign of Things to Come; the PS30m Morpeth Bypass Will Officially Open Today. MICHAEL MUNCASTER Looks at What It Will Mean for the Town and the Surrounding Area
Byline: MICHAEL MUNCASTER IT has been almost two years in the making and is expected to rejuvenate parts of Northumberland. Work has now finished on the PS30m Morpeth Northern bypass scheme and it will officially open this afternoon. The 3.8km...
Bargain Hunter Flew to Newcastle with Private Pilot for PS46
WHAT'S a canny traveller to do faced with sky-high rail fares? For Tom Church, the answer was simple. He decided to fly when he wanted to get to Newcastle from London cheaply. But not a scheduled flight - he hooked up with a private pilot who...
Beardsley Just Wants to Create Chances; NEWCASTLE U23S 0 READING U23S 1
Byline: Lee Ryder PETER Beardsley was left deeply disappointed by the lack of "clearcut chances" his side created against Reading. The Magpies bowed out of the Premier League Cup despite a presentable opportunity to book a place in the semi-finals...
Bottles, Cans and a Bike Found in Beach Clean-Up
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com ACHILDREN'S bike, dog toys, bottles, drink cans and coffee cups - these were just some of the things found on a beach during a community clean-up. The items were bagged-up by more than...
Catts May Be Back for Power Struggle; Defoe Is Doubt for Clash with Leicester
Byline: James Hunter JERMAIN Defoe is an injury doubt ahead of Sunderland's trip to Leicester City - but David Moyes has hinted that Lee Cattermole could be involved at the King Power Stadium. Defoe suffered a knock in the weekend defeat at Watford...
Charity Warns Vulnerable People Will Lose 'Lifeline'
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com PLANS to cut support services for stroke survivors once they leave hospital will deprive vulnerable people of "a lifeline", a charity has warned. Health commissioners have withdrawn...
City Has Specifics Needed for Pacifica's Relocation; Relocations
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk WHITE goods specialist Pacifica has created 20 new jobs after expanding into new headquarters in Sunderland. Pacifica Group is the only UK-wide domestic appliance repair and refurbishing company...
Columnist Mary Glindon
THE countdown to our departure from the European Union has started. Some are deeply sad, some are extremely glad while many are worried because no one yet knows the destination of the journey. Yes, the British people narrowly voted last year to...
Corbyn Homes in on County's Property Business
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is to praise Northumberland Council's pioneering property business as he launches his party's local election campaign. Mr Corbyn will highlight Arch, which is run as a commercial business and invests in commercial and...
Deborah Walton, Finance Director at Lynemouth Power Limited; A Meeting With
What is the best thing about your job? Our team of 130 people, most of whom have been with us through several years of uncertainty. Having been built and operated by Alcan for many years, our plant has gone through two changes of ownership since 2012...
Disabled Are Being 'Left Behind' Says New Report
DISABLED people continue to face barriers in employment, transport, housing and health, so are being "left behind" in society, a report warns. A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found a lack of opportunities in areas including...
Drug Kingpin Could Face Deportation without Child
A FEMALE kingpin behind a PS350,000 cannabis operation in South Shields has been warned she could be deported back to China without her toddler son. Xiaoyan Chen, 27, formerly of Harton House Road admitted using a false passport to rent properties...
Duo to Do Battle for Trainers' Title on Kempton Card
NICKY Henderson and Paul Nicholls are locked in an exciting battle for the trainers' title and should both bag some valuable prize-money on a competitive Kempton card. Henderson's Bivouac has shown plenty of ability in two outings over fences this...
Early Wins Needed in Brexit Battle to Bring Confidence
Byline: ALISTAIR WESTWOOD LAST week saw two monumental dates in our history. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered Article 50 and, with that, started the process of the UK's exit from the European Union. The following...
Europe's Big Rugby Showpiece to Come to Newcastle
Byline: Stuart Jamieson Sport Managing Editor NEWCASTLE will stage European rugby's showpiece weekend in May 2019 when the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and European Rugby Continental Shield (Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition) finals...
Father and Son Are Local Heroes after Grenade Find
Byline: Kathryn Riddell Reporter kathryn.riddell@trinitymirror.com AFATHER and son became holiday heroes after they discovered an unexploded World War Two hand grenade on a Northumberland beach. Lewis Ray, nine, was on the beach with his dad...
Foxes Not Planning to Single out Striker
LEICESTER boss Craig Shakespeare has not made any special plans to cope with the threat of Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe. The Black Cats take their fading fight for Premier League survival to the King Power Stadium tonight, hoping to make inroads...
Grey Street Glamour as Spa Hotel Takes Shape; HOSPITALITY
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk WORK has begun on the next phase of a PS1.2m modern makeover for a historic hotel in Newcastle city centre. Leisure, care and property firm The Malhotra Group bought the Grey Street Hotel out of...
It's All in the Jeans
Byline: joannewatkinson FOR the last 10 years the trend for denim has been pretty purist. Every time a new look for deconstructed denim came along (usually instigated by a picture of Rihanna), it was short-lived and never really caught on. Pick...
Justin Toper YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 You may be more sensitive to criticism than usual. The sensible decision is to leave others to their own devices and resurface later. You will be far more useful elsewhere. More appreciated...
Katy Goes Eggs-Tra Mile for M&S Easter Range; CONFECTIONERY
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com WITH 1.3m products using more than 630 tonnes of chocolate, Easter eggs are big business for Marks and Spencer. And heading the company's efforts to make sure it has the best items on...
Life beyond the Hottest Spot North of Havana; Copacabana Tells a Great Story but There Are Stories Behind the New Production Opening in Newcastle Tonight, as DAVID WHETSTONE Reports
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE NEWCASTLE'S oldest theatre will be whisking audiences off to "the hottest club north of Havana" as Copacabana opens this evening with a flourish. The latest from West End Operatic Society, one of the biggest amateur dramatic...
Lloyds Bank Undertakes Root-and-Branch Changes; BANKING
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com LLOYDS Bank is carrying out a drastic transformation of its branch network that will include shrinking hundreds of its outlets. The 'micro-branches' will be staffed by only two people...
Loyal Poppy Helps Save Her Friend from Sinkhole
Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com ALOYAL dog helped alert her owner after the pet she was playing with plunged 40ft down a sinkhole. Josh Carrfield, 29, was walking with his dog Holly and his mum, Linda Tuffield's,...
Moyes Apologises for 'Slap' Jibe to Reporter
Byline: Sean Seddon Sunderland Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com SUNDERLAND boss David Moyes has been caught on camera telling a female journalist she "might get a slap". The off-hand comments were apparently made after an interview with...
New Jobs on Way If Landmark Hotel Is Redeveloped
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com PLANS to redevelop a 400-year-old former hotel in Northumberland are set to go-ahead. Crafted Projects - part of the Ladhar Group - wants to demolish the majority of the Queen's...
Nomad Digital Clinches Dutch Rail Firm Contract; Contract Win
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com TRAIN wifi business Nomad Digital has won a major contract to deploy passenger wifi across a new fleet of trains being built for use in Europe. Nomad is working with parent company Alstom...
North East Tech Firm Set to Broaden Its Horizons; EXPANSION
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com ANEWCASTLE company tipped to become a $1bn tech 'unicorn' is opening its eighth office in Hamburg, and is considering a base in China. Newcastle's Performance Horizon, which tracks online...
Northern Bear's PS3.5m Loss with Chirmarn Sale; Construction
Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com BUILDING services company Northern Bear Plc has sold off its asbestos business at a loss of nearly PS3.5m, 10 years after buying the firm. Prestwick Park-based Northern Bear sold Chirmarn...
No White Flag from Moyes' Black Cats in Fight for Survival; THE PREVIEW: Leicester City V Sunderland 'We Are All Looking for That Win to Give Us Something to Grasp on to and a Bit of Hope for the Next Game, So We'll Try and Get that'David Moyes
Byline: James Hunter Twitter: JHUNTERCHRON SUNDERLAND will not throw in the towel so long as there is still a chance of beating the drop, insists David Moyes. The Black Cats' slipped further adrift at the foot of the Premier League over the weekend...
Partner of Dive Tragedy Victim Alerted by Sirens
Byline: Kathryn Riddell Reporter THE partner of a missing diver was waiting on the harbour during the search for her off the Northumberland coast. The woman, thought to have been a 50-year-old swimming instructor, died shortly after being found...
PM Promises Military Help to Jordan's Forces
Byline: Sam Lister Reporter jnl.news@ncjmedia.co.uk THERESA May met Jordanian troops as she announced plans to ramp up British support for the country's forces at the start of a Middle East trip. The Prime Minister was helicoptered into the base...
Property Firm Diversifies to Manage and Let City Centre Apartments
PROPERTY business Walton Robinson is diversifying into a new area of the market following the success of its handling of serviced apartments in a PS5m central Newcastle development. The business has created a dedicated arm to let and manage serviced...
Questions and Answers about the Big Weekend
Newcastle has won the right to host the biggest weekend in club rugby. So what exactly is happening? Stadia in Newcastle will be hosting the European Champions Cup and European Challenge cup. The competition is made up of the best clubs in European...
Samuri Makes Cut as 70 Horses Still in National Running
LAST year's runner-up The Last Samuri heads 70 horses left in Saturday's Randox Health Grand National. Kim Bailey's nine-year-old is set to shoulder top weight of 11st 10lb in the Aintree spectacular following the withdrawal of John Kiely's dual...
Seagulls Are Urged Not to Get in a Flap
BRIGHTON striker Glenn Murray has called for calm as his side bids to edge closer to automatic promotion tonight with victory over Birmingham at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls can regain top spot and extend their nine-point gap on the chasing pack...
St Petersburg Terror Blast Kills at Least 10
Byline: Irina Titova Reporter jnl.news@ncjmedia.co.uk ABOMB blast tore through a subway train in St Petersburg, killing 10 people and injuring about 40 as President Vladimir Putin visited the city, authorities have said. Hours later, police found...
Strobe Your Way into Spring; NEWSFLASH: STROBING IS NOT JUST FOR FACES. LISA HAYNES REVEALS HOW TO HIGHLIGHT FROM TOP-TO-TOE
Byline: LISA HAYNES TROBING is the beauty technique you probably didn't know you needed. Still not fully au fait with what it means? It might sound like something out of a Star Wars movie, and strobing, you could say, is a bit like having a magic...
Swansea Have a Gr-Eight Hope of Safety - Luciano
Byline: Phil Blanche LUCIANO Narsingh is adamant Swansea will survive a Premier League relegation dogfight that he sees involving as many as eight teams. Swansea are one point and one place above the relegation zone after failing to win any of...
Take That Musical Is Box Office Record Hit
A NEW musical featuring the songs of Take That has broken box office records around the country. The Band, by Olivier Awardwinning writer Tim Firth (who also wrote Calendar Girls), will have its world premiere at Manchester Opera House in September....
Talk of War over Gibraltar's Future 'Utter Nonsense'
Byline: Jonathan Walker Political Editor jon.walker@trinitymirror.com jonwalker121 SUGGESTIONS the UK could get into a war with Spain over the future of Gibraltar have been described as "utter nonsense" by an MP. But North Durham MP Kevan Jones,...
Teenager's Bid to 'Ram' Police Car during Chase
A teenage driver took police on a 15-minute pursuit through three Northumberland towns before trying to "ram" their car. Banned driver Craig Shaw was travelling in a Ford Ka when he led officers on a chase through Bedlington, Stakeford and Blyth...
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Tributes as Football Manager Dies at 41
Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a respected football manager and father-of-two following his sudden death at the age of 41. Family and friends of Michael Smith, known as Micky to his friends, have been left...
We Cannot Allow Austerity to Pick Away at Charities
Byline: GEORGE HEPBURN COLUMNIST THE highlight of my week was an all too brief visit to the open day at Children North East held at their WEYES project on the West Road in Newcastle. I was shown around by a bright young volunteer and then spoke...
What's on at the CINEMA
CINEWORLD BOLDON TYNE AND WEAR, BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way (0871 200 2000) Beauty And The Beast (PG): Fri-Thu 10am (Sat/Sun), 10.45am (Sat), 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm, 7pm (Fri-Wed), 7.45pm (Fri-Mon/Wed/Thu),...
What Truly Makes a Club 'Big' Is Its Heart; THE AGENDA: Clubs Are Different in Many Ways ...but United and Burton Have Shared Values
Byline: Andrew Musgrove 'WHAT makes a club' a great man once asked. He concluded it was the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. This Wednesday sees Burton Albion visit St James' Park in a fixture that on paper defines the word mismatch....
When Life in Civvy Street Turns into a Battle with Booze; Making the Switch from the Army to Life as a Civilian Can Be Difficult - and Its Effects Often Ignored. CHRIS KNIGHT Talks to One Veteran about His Struggle
Byline: CHRIS KNIGHT AVETERAN who battled the bottle has opened up about his experience as new research prompts calls to provide better support to former service personnel. Researchers at Northumbria University compiled interviews with 31 British...
Willett Puts Jibes Aside in Battle to Rediscover Major Form
DANNY Willett admits he has found it hard - and at times impossible - to ignore the criticism which comes with being a major champion struggling to rediscover his top form. Willett became the first English winner of the Masters for 20 years with...
Would We Be Ready for War? Letters
THE idea of a war between Spain and the UK over Gibraltar is ridiculous. Politicians on both sides may enjoy blustering about this issue but it would never happen. However, this non-debate does highlight a much more serious question - if a war...
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