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 22, 2017

5 Reasons to Update iOS; TECH NOWWITH Justin Connolly DOWNLOAD APPLE'S GIFT TO USERS, THE NEW iOS11
Byline: Justin Connolly YOU might have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on the iPhone X, but iOS 11 arrived this week - and installing it on whatever iPhone, or iPad for that matter, you're currently packing, will open you up to a whole new...
Accountant Defrauded Firm of More Than PS2m
Byline: Will Metcalfe Content Editor will.metcalfe@ncjmedia.co.uk AFORMER assistant accountant from County Durham who siphoned money from his car retailer employer has pleaded guilty to a PS2m-plus fraud. Allan Curry, 24, admitted fraud by abuse...
Aj's Settling in Well to Life with the Eagles and Can't Wait to Get Going
Byline: Jeff King AFTER a stellar five-year college career at the University of Manitoba, Canadian Aj Basi was ready to turn from senior Bison to fledgling Eagle. Upon signing his Newcastle Eagles contract, Basi made no secret of the fact that...
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Victoria & ABDUL (PG) ... .. TWENTY years after Dame Judi Dench beautifully captured the aching loneliness of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, the diminutive national treasure slips back into regal garb for Stephen Frears' heart-warming comedy drama...
BORG vs MCEROE (15) ...
ON JULY 5, 1980, reigning Wimbledon men's champion and world number one Bjorn Borg faced hot-headed challenger and world number two John McEnroe on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The Swede was aiming to win a fifth...
Builder Given Green Light to Build Homes on Fields
Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@trinitymirror.com CONTROVERSIAL plans to build nearly 600 new homes on farmland in North Tyneside have been approved despite numerous objections. Persimmon Homes has been given permission to construct 593...
Carping Warnock Can Become Catalyst for Unity as Stadium of Light Stands Divided; THE AGENDA: Why Cardiff's Controversial Boss Could Be the Ideal Man to Motivate Sunderland
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports writer Twitter: @sturayner "WHEN I pass away I don't want any silence or clapping - just a minute's booing at Bristol City and places like that," he said to the television camera with a twinkle in his eye. Maybe he...
Cats Need Good Start against Bluebirds Cats Need to Hit the Ground Running, Says Gooch
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer @StuRayner LYNDEN Gooch is hoping Sunderland can score the early goals tomorrow and put their poor home form behind them. The Black Cats have not won at home since December 17 and although a large part of the...
Change Could See Groundbreaking Researchers Leave
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk @MIKEJKELLY1962 THE man behind a North East university's major breakthrough in treating diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis faces an uncertain future - because of Brexit. We revealed...
COLUMNIST; Last Friday, Carrie Carlisle's Husband, the Former Footballer Clarke Carlisle, Was Reported Missing. as Clarke Suffers from Depression and Had Previously Attempted Suicide, There Were Serious Concerns for His Wellbeing. Thankfully, He Was Found Safe That Evening and Was Taken to Hospital
Byline: Carrie Carlisle T'S hard to speak my heart. IWhen it is all pain. All loss. I've lived my whole life, blissfully unaware, ignorant to the concept of authentic suffering. Until this week. And it is only now, now that I am feeling...
Co-Op Sells Final Piece of Its Troubled Banking Arm; FINANCE
Byline: holly williams business@ncjmedia.co.uk THE Co-operative Group has revealed it has sold off its final 1% stake in the troubled Co-op Bank as it posted a sharp fall in profits after bumper payouts to members. The food-to-funerals mutual...
Dance the Dream to Make Winning Return
DANCE The Dream is fully expected to take top honours in the Dubai Duty Free Handicap at Newbury. Marcus Tregoning's filly has been off the track since May, but that should not be too much of an inconvenience in this valuable mileand-a-half encounter....
Deaths
BRUCE EILEEN (Morpeth). Peacefully in her sleep at home on 14th September 2017, Eileen (nee Crozier) aged 76 years. Devoted wife of the late Don and beloved mam of Paula and cherished mother-in-law of Ian. Loving sister of Dorothy, Robert and the late...
Durham Battling to Save the Match; Phil Rubs Salt into Hosts' Wounds with Classy 72
PHIL Salt gave his Sussex side the chance of a final-day victory against Durham at Chesterle-Street with a classy innings of 72. In only his seventh first-class match the 21-year-old Wales-born right-hander batted very responsibly after a cavalier...
Dwarfism Could Be Treated by Using an Epilepsy Drug
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com @KATIEJDICKINSON AN epilepsy drug could be used to treat a form of dwarfism, a new study by North East scientists has suggested. Carbamazepine, which is used to treat conditions...
Dynamic Place, Dynamic People ... Firm Providing an Exceptional Employee Experience
SOIL Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is a market leading global company with more than 45 years' experience in the subsea technology sector and a North East engineering success story. The company is widely regarded throughout the international subsea...
Embrace Diversity and Benefit from a Wider Talent Pool; CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE
THE industry's skills shortage has been topical for a number of years, with initiatives launched to upskill employees and train new recruits with the skills the industry needs. We need to be encouraging the entire talent pool and not excluding potential...
Firm Shows It's a Kier Player in the Industry; RESULTS
Byline: coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk THE construction group helping with the development of Newcastle Science Central and the former Swan Hunter shipyard has posted strong full results and a bulging order book worth PS9.5bn. Kier...
Flags Are out as Freshers Descend on Newcastle
STUDENTS arriving in Newcastle will be welcomed with more than 150 flags from across the world as the new university terms begin. Newcastle Airport and Central Station have been adorned with the colourful display - featuring a flag from each country...
Flooding Scheme Will Lower Lake Level
WINDS of change are blowing around one of the more popular coarse fisheries in the region, namely Killingworth Lake run under the auspices of the Tyne Anglers Alliance. North Tyneside Council is working in partnership with Northumbrian Water and...
Habitat and Argos to Join Sainsbury's at Superstore; RETAIL
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk FURNITURE firm Habitat and catalogue retailer Argos are to open stores inside the Sainsbury's superstore in High Heaton, the supermarket giant has revealed. The move will, however, lead to the...
Hip off the Old Block; If You're Going to San Francisco, Make Sure You Visit Oakland - the City across the Bay - Too, Says JUSTIN CONNOLLY
Byline: JUSTIN CONNOLLY IT MUST be hard having a younger, hipper, more interesting brother. I wouldn't know, of course, because in my family I am the younger, hipper, more interesting brother. Which is why I don't really know how San Francisco...
Housing Provider That Believes in Building Futures; BEST PLACES TO WORK IN THE NORTH EAST
BERNICIA is one of the most successful housing providers in the North East, with homes covering an area from Berwick to Darlington, managed from four principal offices in Berwick, Ashington, Newcastle and Durham. And employing over 500 staff, this...
I'm Cooking Up a Future in the Baking Business
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD AS a keen observer of the commercial world - ie, I watch a lot of telly and read the papers - I have noticed that food is becoming big business. Barely a day goes by when I don't see someone baking something on the telly,...
'In the Second Half of the Game I Fell on the Floor and I Was Dead. I Can't Remember It Because It Was Just Sudden'
Byline: Simon Meechan and Steve Wollaston Reporter simon.meechan@trinitymirror.com @SimonMeechan_90 FORMER Newcastle United star David Ginola has spoken about the day he was "dead for nine minutes" after he suffered a massive heart attack during...
It May Not Be Perfect, but Do We Want to Axe Carabao Cup? No Way, Jose; THE AGENDA: Mourinho's Changed His Tune but He's Hit a Wrong Note in Dismissing League Cup
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports writer @CHRISDMWAUGH AS England's elite clubs continue to search for an answer to their woeful recent record in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho has hinted at a potential solution. After Newcastle United manager...
Koeman Is Realistic over Side's Ambitions
RONALD Koeman stressed he has plenty of ambition but is also a realist after branding any suggestion Everton should finish in the Premier League's top four this term as "ridiculous". Last Sunday the Toffees boss called for some realism in response...
Latu Ready to Hit the Road Again as Falcons Go to Bath; Tongan Keen to Put Loss to Saracens Behind Him
NILI Latu says Newcastle Falcons will climb straight back on the horse following their American adventure, with a relentless Aviva Premiership schedule handing them a trip to Bath tomorrow. The Falcons' last league match took place in the American...
Leader Worried over Brexit's 'Huge Unknown'
Byline: Graeme Whitfield Business Editor NEWCASTLE needs to be ready for the challenges of Brexit if it is to continue its economic growth, the city's leader has said. In his annual State of the City address, Newcastle City Council leader Nick...
Luiten Is Bouncing Back after Setback; GOLF
HOLLAND'S Joost Luiten bounced back from the disappointment of an early exit in defence of his KLM Open title to claim a share of the lead after day one of the Portugal Masters. Luiten carded seven birdies in a bogey-free 64 in Vilamoura which was...
MEKONG MAGIC; KATE LALLY Takes a Relaxing Journey along a Watery Highway through Vietnam and Cambodia
Byline: KATE LALLY ROM the moment I stepped out of Ho Chi Minh airport, I was enveloped in the familiar sights and smells of Asian life. FEndless waves of people, street markets and no sense of order whatsoever seemed to sum up my arrival into...
Merino: Rafa Will Help Me Realise My Potential; Merino Is Hoping to Fulfil His Potential
Byline: Chris Waugh Sports Writer @CHRISDHWAUGH MIKEL Merino believes Rafa Benitez can help him reach his potential at Newcastle United - insisting tactically and physically he is improving under the Magpies manager. The 21-year-old signed for...
Metro Could Help Drive the Future of 5G in UK
Byline: DIGITAL graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North East is bidding to be first in the queue to see the benefits of the latest digital technology after submitting a bid to be a national testbed for the UK's 5G revolution....
Minister Insists Firms in Region Have Bright Future outside EU
NORTH East businesses have a bright future outside the EU - the minister for Brexit has insisted. Steve Baker, minister for exiting the EU, came to the region as part of a government programme to engage with UK businesses as Brexit negotiations...
Morgan: Gayle or No Gayle,Windies a Threat
EOIN Morgan insists England's task will be made no easier against West Indies even if Chris Gayle's sore hamstring rules him out of the rest of the Royal London Series?. Gayle's one-day international comeback faltered after just one match when he...
New Book on Football Icons Will Benefit Sir Bobby Fund
Byline: Mark Douglas NUFC editor mark.douglas@ncjmedia.co.uk HEY say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. TIn the case of new football book Portraits of an Icon - a series of literary love letters to some of football's greatest characters...
North East Recognised Twice as an Incubator of Business at Awards; Support
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@trinitymirror.com TWO projects in the North East to boost the business environment have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The Made in North Tyneside project, which is run by North Tyneside...
Northerlies Deliver Rich Rewards for Shore Rods
THE northerly winds last week lifted the sea and brought good numbers of codling in for the shore angler. Bags well into double figures are coming from rock marks, and although most are around 1.5lb there has been a sprinkling of better fish up...
O'Brien: Lions Had Chance to Win Series
SEAN O'Brien says the British and Irish Lions should have "comfortably" beaten New Zealand this summer and claims the coaching team did not get their preparations right. The Ireland and Leinster flanker criticised the approach of the Lions coaching...
Public Have Their Say over Abandoned Site
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno ACONSULTATION over the future of the abandoned council headquarters site in Ashington has got under way. Northumberland County Council earmarked land at Portland...
Robson Is Proud but Not Happy with Loss
Byline: Sean McCormick SUNDERLAND midfielder Ethan Robson admitted it was a 'dream come true' to make his Black Cats debut on Wednesday night, despite their 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Everton. Robson was introduced as an 86th-minute substitute...
Rocketing Ahead with Redevelopment Project
BUILDING work on the final stages of the PS20m redevelopment of the Dunston Rocket site is set to start next month. The controversial block of flats dominated the Tyneside skyline for four decades before the process to pull down the building began...
Shareholders Vent Their Fury over Ryanair 'Boo Boo'
Byline: Deborah McAleese Reporter RYANAIR shareholders have told the budget airline's boss that the flight cancellation controversy is a "complete cock up". They have also demanded to know how chief executive Michael O'Leary intends to fix the...
SHORE TO IMPRESS; JOSHUA KNAPMAN Finds the Ideal Lake District Getaway at the Belsfield Hotel
Byline: JOSHUA KNAPMAN IT was August in Britain, so naturally it was wet, windy and grey. But that didn't dampen my excitement as we approached The Belsfield Hotel after an early train to the Lake District. We did manage to see the sun rise in...
Swim Company Takes Plunge to Go National; EXPANSION
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk ANORTH East company that offers private swimming lessons is aiming to go national by launching a UK-wide franchise programme. Nemo Swimming was founded in Jesmond, Newcastle, by swimming...
Technology Giant Continues North East Expansion
THE team at Accenture's Newcastle Delivery Centre are working on some of the most innovative technology projects around. With its continued growth and importance to the Accenture business, the centre has also become an increasingly attractive career...
The Hero Who Saved 15 Men - but Who Didn't Even Survive to Receive His Medal
Byline: Amanda Cashmore Reporter Amanda.Cashmore@trinitymirror.com @amandacash95 AN unsung hero of World War One who died 100 years ago tomorrow is finally having his bravery acknowledged. Company Sergeant Major John Weldon received the Distinguished...
The Show That Has Roar Power
Byline: Barbara Hodgson Reporter IT is out to make an impact and Jurassic Kingdom's arrival in town with more than 30 roaring, moving dinosaurs certainly did the trick. The family-friendly attraction, which has been taking shape in Newcastle's...
Three to See; Watch at Home Missed It at the Cinema or on TV? We Round Up the Best Streaming and DVD Releases of the Week
Wonder Woman (12) ... .. MUSCULAR introduction to the DC Comics warrior princess. Diana (Gal Gadot) is an Amazonian princess, who lives on the island of Themyscira. During the First World War, US Army spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands in the...
Time out Extra
who what where when? | WHO was the President of Sri Lanka from 1978-89? | WHAT is the twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet? | WHERE in the US is the Kuskokwim River? | WHEN did Cape Verde gain independence from Portugal? remember when... The following...
Time to Transform Eye Health; Advertisement Feature
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Specsavers are urging people to have regular eye tests to help maintain and protect their sight. Research* commissioned by the charity and high street opticians has revealed that one in five...
Turnstiles Auction Offers Piece of Football History
Byline: Sean Seddon Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com NEWCASTLE United fans will be presented with a unique opportunity to get their hands on a slice of club history this weekend. Two original turnstiles from St James' Park, thought to be...
VALLEY MAYOR HOUCHEN Bio-Economy of North 'At the Forefront' BIO
Byline: GRAEME WHITFIELD graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk THE North's bio-economy turns over more than PS91bn a year and employs more than 400,000 people, an official report has revealed. The sector is defined as the parts of the economy that use...
Violent History of Thug Who Beat Up Pensioner Jean
Byline: Sophie Doughty Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk AMAN who beat a pensioner black and blue in her own home had already been locked-up for the machete murder of a man 20 years ago, we can reveal. As vicious Lee Cockburn was sent...
We Can Expect Plenty More Fireworks at Bishop Auckland; in a County Durham Town Hit by Industrial Decline, They Are Looking to the Future. DAVID WHETSTONE Talked to David Maddan about the Auckland Project, Launched Yesterday
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE ANOTHER step has been taken towards the re-emergence - or reinvention or even renaissance - of a County Durham town that probably few outside the North East could place on a map. In a rebranding exercise, Auckland Castle...
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Whole New Bawl Game
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com IT'S been a long time coming, but an amateur footballer is over the moon with his latest arrival off the pitch. Darryll Donnelly, Jarrow Roofing FC's captain, was leading the team in their...
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