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 September 21, 2017

2,000 Jobs under Threat ASTATA Agrees to Merger; BUSINESS
Byline: alan jones business@ncjmedia.co.uk STEEL giant Tata has taken a big step to merging with German firm Thyssenkrupp in a move which could lead to thousands of job losses. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two companies...
All the Ingredients for a More Independent Life
Byline: Mike Fuller Reporter mike.fuller@trinitymirror.com mikefuller91 MICHELIN star-winning chef Kenny Atkinson has been passing on the recipe for success to some star bakers. The Smile For Life charity hosted a Great British Bake Off-style...
A Meeting With. Ian Kinnery, MD at Team Massive Results
What is the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is that I get to work with people who are good and want to get better. The ideal coachee has an open mind to take on board new thinking, and loads of courage to try things they may...
A Strong Future in Windpower
AN increasing number of North East businesses are reaping the benefits of the foresight shown by key players in the industry seeking to diversify operations and activities beyond traditional energy sectors. Several years before the dramatic fall...
Bairstow Proving to Be Batsman for All Reasons
JONNY Bairstow continues to prove he is England's batsman for all occasions. Club-and-country colleague Joe Root is ideally qualified to make that judgement, having played alongside his fellow Yorkshireman for more than a decade, and he is convinced...
Bid to Turn Derelict Shop into Micropub; LEISURE
Byline: coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk PROPOSALS to transform a derelict shop into a new micropub at Newcastle's Haymarket have been outlined. The former newsagent shop at the bottom of St Thomas Street could be turned into the Mean...
Bridge to Be a Beacon for Dementia Research
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be lit up this evening to mark World Alzheimer's Day. The famous landmark will glow blue thanks to eight LED floodlights, replicating one of the colours...
Care Home Called 999 Five Times to Help OAP
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com ACARE home resident who had eaten chlorine tablets had to wait more than three hours for an ambulance, an inquest has heard. The overstretched North East Ambulance service was called five...
Car-Part Firm's Future Is Bright after International Rebranding; MANUFACTURING
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE long-term future of a North East car parts manufacturer has been cemented following a rebranding exercise by its parent company. Peterlee based Mecaplast has grown significantly since first...
Cats Crash out of Cup, as Everton Show Their Class; EVERTON 3 SUNDERLAND 0
Byline: James Hunter at Goodison Park @JHUNTERCHRON EVERTON'S superior squad strength proved decisive as Sunderland exited the Carabao Cup, with Black Cats boss Simon Grayson admitting he picked a side with 'one eye on the weekend'. The Wearsiders...
Charity Begins at a Home Match for Big-Hearted Benitez; THE AGENDA: An Uplifting Story Behind Benitez Meeting Foodbank Team - an Hour before Kick-Off Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez Met the Volunteers of the NUFC Foodbank before the Stoke Game, MARK DOUGLAS Reports
WHEN we say that Rafa Benitez 'gets' Newcastle United, it's often hard to explain exactly what that means. He's not the first Newcastle boss to speak highly of the city, the club and its supporters. He's not the only boss to throw himself into the...
Charity Steps in to Help out Oil-Covered Seabirds
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE RSPCA has been called in to help seabirds which have turned up on North East beaches covered in an oily substance. The alarm was raised to the wildlife charity by members of the public...
Child Found Alive under Rubble after Earthquake
A child has been found alive under the rubble of a collapsed Mexico City school following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which killed 225 people. The girl was found by rescuers in the debris at the Enrique Rebsamen school in a southern area of the city....
City Given a Scare - but Sane Does Trick; CARABAO CUP
LEROY Sane booked Manchester City's place in the Carabao Cup fourth round after they survived a scare at West Brom. The winger's brace kept Pep Guardiola's side on track in the competition as they clinched a deserved 2-1 win. Claudio Yacob's...
Dad Resorts to PS5 Raffle to Sell His Family Home
A father is raffling off his North East home for PS5 a ticket after he struggled to sell the property for the asking price of PS175,000. Scott Parkin, 29, said he had not had any offers for six months on the house on Teesside so decided to have...
DeAndre: We Have to Keep Our Focus
Byline: Lee Ryder Twitter: lee_ryder DEANDRE Yedlin says the time has come to stop looking at the Premier League table and focus on this weekend's clash with Brighton. The Magpies are enjoying their stint in the top four of the top flight, but...
Deaths
BROWN DORIS (North Seaton). Peacefully at home on Wednesday 13th September 2017. Doris, a dearly loved Wife of the late Rollie, Mother of Gordon and the late Rowland, Mother in law of Elaine. Dearly loved Grandmother of Helen, Jennifer and Cathryn,...
Dentists with 40 Years' Combined Experience Open New Practice in North Tyneside; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
NEW Smile Company in North Shields will deliver a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including dental implants and orthodontics Directors Asmed Nojib and Lee Nightingale, who are well established as leading providers of dental services,...
England Women's Boss Mark Is Sacked
MARK Sampson has been sacked as England Women's manager after evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" during his time at a previous club. Sampson, 34, has in recent weeks been the subject of accusations of racism, harassment and bullying...
Essex Rally after Abbott Puts Them on Back Foot
KYLE Abbott helped skittle champions Essex for 76 in the first innings of their Specsavers County Championship match at Division One rivals Hampshire?. South African fast bowler Abbott ended with six for 20 as Essex collapsed to their lowest score...
Families Invited to Help Uncover Secrets of Fort
Byline: Tony Henderson Reporter ec.news@trinitymirror.co.uk THE first dig for 60 years is set to start at a Roman fort in Northumberland dubbed one of the best preserved in the empire. People are being invited to join in the excavations, which...
Family Pays Tribute after Retired Lecturer Killed
THE family of a popular university lecturer have paid tribute to him after he was fatally injured in a crash. Grandfather-of-three Terry Miskell was walking near Beamish Museum on Friday, September 8 when he was hit by an HGV. The 82-year-old was...
Fifth of Ambulance Staff Get Stress-Linked Sickness
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno ONE in five ambulance workers in the North East took stress-related sick days in the last financial year. Figures reveal 22% of staff at the North East Ambulance...
Firms Falter in Vacuum Post-Brexit, Says Report; BUSINESS
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk BUSINESS confidence has fallen to the lowest level since the EU referendum - with the political climate the main cause of the problem, two new reports say. Research by the Recruitment and...
'From the Moment I Wake Up to the Moment I Go to Sleep, I'm Always Thinking about Her'
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno ADEVASTATED teenager who survived the crash which killed her best friend on a birthday night out has spoken of her heartbreak. Bethany Fisher was fatally injured...
Gauntlet Is Thrown Down to Out-of-Sorts Midfielder
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD assistant manager Lee Nogan has challenged out-of-favour attacking midfielder Wes York to recapture last season's form. York scored 10 goals, several of them spectacular, in his first season on Tyneside but is still...
Help Boris Get Back to His Doris
THERE'S a tortoise in Newcastle who misses her best friend after he was snatched from their home at an inner city community farm. Boris the red toed tortoise was reportedly stolen from Ouseburn Farm on Monday, and the charity is desperate to find...
Investments, Expansion and a New Focus for SMD
FOLLOWING a string of new project wins and investment in new premises, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is laying the foundation for an exciting new chapter at the cutting edge of innovation and service delivery in the global offshore industry. Eighty...
Major New Clients Just the Start for Blyth
PORT of Blyth has emerged as one of the North East's leading business success stories in the past two years with successive record financial years and a status as one of the UK's fastest-growing trust ports. Such success is largely due to the port's...
Maltings Is HQ of Festival's Heady Cinematic Brew; the Screens Are out in Force in Berwick for Its 13th Annual Film and Media Arts Festival. DAVID WHETSTONE Sets the Scene
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE THE weekend approaches when a North East town which seemed destined to become a cinema-free zone welcomes dedicated fans of the moving image. When Berwick's last cinema closed, The Maltings stepped into the breach with...
Non-League Round-Up
Byline: Mark Carruthers SHILDON moved back into the top five of the Northern League Division One table with a 2-0 win against Sunderland RCA at Dean Street. Billy Greulich-Smith gave the Railwaymen an 18th-minute lead and Anthony Peacock doubled...
North East's Wonderful Heritage Is Worth PS976m a Year
THE value of the North East's past to its present prosperity is outlined in a report published today. The study by Historic England, on behalf of the North East Historic Environment Forum, reveals that heritage directly contributed PS976m to the...
Northern Leaders Meeting to Push for More Control
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews NEWCASTLE will play host to the first so-called council of the North meeting when political leaders gather for the Great Exhibition of the North next summer. This announcement...
No Stag Do in Magaluf, No Embarrassing Best Man's Speech - but Still It Was the Happiest Day of Their Lives
Byline: Tony Henderson Reporter OF all the photographs in family collections, wedding pictures are the most likely to be kept and passed down through the generations. This has allowed Durham County Record Office to build up a significant collection...
Openness, Truth and Honesty Is the Best Policy
Byline: GRAHAM ROBB COLUMNIST POLITICS and business often collide. This month the PR sector acted to root out unethical behaviour in a way politics can rarely do. Two weeks ago, international politics, truth-telling and ethics came to a head...
Osbit System to Deliver Safe Crew Transfer at Wind Farm
OSBIT Ltd is delivering an innovative, industry-first boat landing and access system, which will be fitted to a GMS jack-up accommodation vessel destined for DONG Energy's Hornsea Project One Wind Farm. The boat landing system has been commissioned...
Pipe-Laying Giant Alters the Horizon; ENERGY
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk A2,000-TONNE structure designed in the North East for the growing offshore sector is changing the skyline of a Northumberland town. Stocksfield-based Royal IHC has designed the 80m J-Lay...
PM's Strong Message to Trump on Paris Accord
Byline: Andrew Woodcock Reporter PRIME Minister Theresa May has delivered a rebuke to Donald Trump over his demand to renegotiate the Paris Agreement on tackling climate change. In her keynote speech to the United Nations General Assembly in...
Police Complaints on the Increase
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno COMPLAINTS against Northumbria Police have risen over the past year according to a police watchdog. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has...
Recognising the Firms Nurturing Staff of Future
APPRENTICESHIPS are a key part of the business world, and one of the prizes at the North East Business Awards seeks to reward companies that are making big strides in training the next generation of workers. The apprenticeship award at last year's...
Robinson Leaves Durham in a Spin; Hosts' Hopes for a Win Now Lying in the Balance
OLLIE Robinson underlined his all-round qualities to leave Durham's Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex in the balance. On the Chester-le-Street ground where he made a century on debut two years ago, the Sussex man took three wickets...
Saah Small in Stature but out to Show He's Big on Skills; Size Is Everything in Basketball. Only Nobody Bothered to Tell Saah Nimley. Simon Rushworth Caught Up with One of the Biggest Names on Newcastle's New-Look Roster as the Eagles Officially Launched the 2017/18 Campaign
LET'S address the elephant in the room. Saah Nimley is not the tallest of basketball players. In all honesty, he's one of the smallest. At just 5ft 8in, the bearded playmaker is dwarfed by every one of his team-mates, and even veteran guard Drew Lasker...
Shield Retains Focus on Goal as Losses Increase
Byline: PHARMA coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk NORTH East pharmaceutical firm Shield Therapeutics has seen its losses widen to PS9.6m as it forges ahead with the commercialisation of its main product. Directors at Gateshead-based Shield...
Shock over Sharp Rise in Lane Fines
Byline: Chris Knight Reporter christopher.knight@trinitymirror.com HUNDREDS more drivers than usual have been hit by bus lane fines after monitoring cameras were moved. The camera on Fowler Street, South Shields, caught 1,942 drivers between...
Sport Today
FOOTBALL (1945 unless stated) BETFRED CUP QUARTER-FINAL Motherwell v Aberdeen ............................................................. CRICKET SECOND ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL Trent Bridge: England v West Indies (1230)...................... . Kolkata:...
Strauss Plays Down Botham's Concerns
ENGLAND team director Andrew Strauss has played down the concerns of Sir Ian Botham regarding a potential conflict of interests for national selectors. Former England all-rounder Botham, now chairman of Durham, has voiced his frustration following...
Thousands Remanded in Jail Are Not Found Guilty
MORE than 38,000 people were sent to prison last year even though they were never convicted of the crime they were accused of. Figures from the Ministry of Justice have revealed the number of prisoners who were sent to prison on remand and then...
Thug Jailed for Terrible Attack on 83-Year-Old
By Rob Kennedy Reporter ACONVICTED murderer forced his way into a pensioner's home and subjected her to a terrifying ordeal - all to get his hands on PS5. Lee Cockburn knocked on 83-year-old Jean Young's door in Fenham, Newcastle, on a Wednesday morning....
Time for Celebration as Police Find Stolen Watch
A watch awarded to a First World War hero to honour his bravery has been returned - five months after it was stolen from a museum. Thieves snatched the gold pocket watch from the Blyth Battery Museum on Links Road, Blyth, Northumberland, in April...
Time for You to Start Stretching Yourself at Work; Long Hours at a Desk Are Taking a Toll on the Nation's Backs - but You Can Offset the Damage with a Few Simple Exercises and by Changing Working Habits, Says ABI JACKSON
Byline: ABI JACKSON WE'VE all seen the headlines denouncing long hours spent at a desk every day as the root of many modern ills - but how bad can it really be? "It's a huge problem," says leading physiotherapist and osteopath Tim Allardyce of Surrey...
Time out Extra
who what where when? | WHO did Joaquin Phoenix play in the film Gladiator? | WHAT music hall entertainer became Lady Matilda Alice de Frece? | WHERE is the island of Corregidor? | WHEN did the author Edgar Rice Burroughs die? remember when... The...
Tipster Service Rapped over a Misleading Ad
Byline: Ian Robson Reporter ian.robson@trinitymirror.com ATIPSTER service has been caught out by advertising watchdogs who claim it misled punters by exaggerating the chances of winning. The Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint...
Too Little, Too Late as Cats Sing Blues; THE MATCH: Everton 3 Sunderland 0
Byline: Stuart Rayner at Goodison Park @StuRayner AFTER a couple of adventures at lower-division outposts, Sunderland's run in this season's League Cup came to an end in their first match against Premier League opposition and Everton's greater class...
Trump's Tube Attack Tweets Aren't Based on Intelligence; STATESIDE with US Editor Christopher Bucktin
Byline: Christopher Bucktin AFTER the terror attack on the London Underground, true to form, Donald Trump set off another spat with the United Kingdom. The President tweeted that lax British security was responsible for what was the fifth assault...
Understanding Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Byline: mind over matter WITH DR ELLIE MILBY AS a psychologist, self-confidence and self-esteem are concepts I come across frequently. People are often described in the same breath as having "low confidence and self-esteem" and the terms may...
Verhofstadt Takes His Case to the Next EU Frontier
Byline: Michael McHugh Reporter THE UK is engaged in an "internal battle" over its Brexit position, the European Parliament's negotiator has said. Talks are not going well and Britain's position is not clear enough, Guy Verhofstadt added. ...
Victory within Range for Ayr Raider Forest
FOREST RANGER can take a starring role on day one of the Western Meeting at Ayr by winning the William Hill Doonside Cup Stakes. There are obviously much bigger events to come over the next couple of days, but this Listed heat provides an excellent...
We Can't Get Carried Away until We Reach Magic 40-Point Mark, Insists Ace Ritchie
Byline: Andrew Musgrove Sports writer Twitter: ADMUSGROVE NEWCASTLE United's star man Matt Ritchie is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite the club's flying start to the season - insisting the Magpies must focus on reaching 40 points first....
What Are They Playing at? as Prime Minister Theresa May Prepares to Deliver a Keynote Speech on the Conservatives'plans for How Brexit Will Take Shape, Political Editor JONATHAN WALKER Picks over the Bones of a Rocky Few Days for the Government
S Brexit going horribly wrong? It looks like it may well be. First, the British Government is divided, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson battling Prime Minister Theresa May and other Cabinet colleagues. Second, a top civil servant has quit...
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