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 28, 2017

A Head Bounding like an Onion in the Heathery Hills
Byline: JOHN SADLER HISTORY IF anyone is looking for a successor to George RR Martin's immensely successful Game of Thrones series, they could do far worse than use the centuries of Anglo-Scottish border wars and misdeeds of the reivers. Not much...
Brexit, the Economy and Taking over the Centre Ground - Corbyn Sets out His Vision of a Fairer Britain for All
Byline: Jonathan Walker LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged Theresa May to call another general election, in his speech to Labour's annual conference - and predicted he would win it. He said: "The Labour campaign machine is primed and ready to...
Brighton Striker Hemed Is Given Ban
BRIGHTON striker Tomer Hemed has vowed to come back stronger from his 'devastating' three-match ban after a retrospective violent conduct charge from the Football Association was found proven. Hemed scored the only goal as the Seagulls beat Newcastle...
BSL Interpreter to Be Star of His Own Show
Byline: Amanda Cashmore Reporter Amanda.Cashmore@trinitymirror.com @amandacash95 ATELEVISION veteran who helps the deaf and hard of hearing enjoy some of the UK's top programmes is set to become a TV star himself. Alex Duguid, the man who translates...
Chilling Drama Explores Spirit-Crushing Home Lives; New Play Rattle Snake Shines a Light on an Aspect of Domestic Abuse That Only Recently Became a Crime. DAVID WHETSTONE Saw It
Byline: DAVID WHETSTONE BEFORE a word is spoken it's that famous Police number that plays plaintively on the ear: "Every breath you take, every move you make... I'll be watching you." Its sinister implications become apparent all too soon. ...
City's a Students' Paradise; after Months Away, They Are Back - Thousands of Students Have Returned to the North East's Universities and Colleges over the Past Couple of Weeks - and According to an Official Probe, Newcastle Is Their Best Night Out
NEWCASTLE is the best place for a night out, according to UK students. More than 8,000 undergraduates took part in the Which? University Student Survey 2017 to find out how they rated all aspects of their university lives. And for the second...
College Has So Much More Industry Potential to Realise; Newcastle College's Energy Academy Is Undergoing a Reboot as It Looks to Support the North East's Ambitions in This Fast-Growing Industry. PETER McCUSKER Reports
Byline: PETER McCUSKER JUST a few yards from the gates of the former Swan Hunter shipyard, the Newcastle College Energy Academy sits at the heart of the region's worldleading subsea offshore industry. But, five years after its launch, college bosses...
Columnist Jonathan Arnott
DISCUSS Brexit, and I'll bet you a euro to a cent that sooner or later someone will mention Vote Leave's bus which claimed post-Brexit we'd have an extra PS350 million per week which could be spent on our NHS. Boris Johnson has repeated the phrase...
Deaths
CRYER RACHEL (Morpeth). On 24th September aged 70 years, Rachel dearly loved wife of Pete, a dear mother of Ben, Chad and Toby, a much loved nana to Bede, Abel and Eric. Funeral service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford on Thursday 5th October...
Director of Acclaimed Film 'Daphne' at Tyneside
A NEW cinema release touted as "one of this year's best-loved British films" is to get a special screening at the Tyneside Cinema. Daphne, which stars Emily Beecham as the eponymous heroine, is on general release from tomorrow. But on Saturday director...
Disabled People's Skills Still Going Overlooked; Employment
Byline: alan jones business@ncjmedia.co.uk DISABLED people are being "shut out" of the jobs market in huge numbers because of the discrimination they face when looking for work, according to a new report. A survey of 2,000 disabled people for...
Durham MP Earns Praise and Tipped as Rising Star
LABOUR deputy leader Tom Watson has praised outspoken MP Laura Pidcock and said she has "quite a future" ahead of her. Ms Pidcock, MP for North West Durham, has caused a splash since she was elected for the first time in June. She was widely...
'Encouraging Vigour' Seen in Retail Sector as Sales Grow Apace
RETAIL sales rebounded to grow at their fastest pace for two years in the year to September as consumers defied warnings of increasingly squeezed household budgets. Some 56% of retailers reported an increase in sales this month compared with a year...
Energy Graduates Are Joules in Academy's Crown
SINCE opening its doors five years ago some 600 pupils have completed further education training at the Energy Academy, 300 have completed higher education courses and over 100 have been sponsored through their training by their employers. Students...
Engineering Group Will Hire amid Profit Plunge; BUSINESS
Byline: COREENA FORD coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ONE of the region's largest engineering groups says it will start recruiting again, despite announcing plummeting profits for the third year in a row. A turbulent oil and gas industry continued...
Estranged Family of Lady Lucan Pay Tribute
THE estranged family of Lady Lucan, whose husband famously vanished more than four decades ago, have said they will remember her "lovingly and with admiration". The 80-year-old was found dead at her home in Westminster, central London, by police...
Everything Is Coming Up Roses
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter laura.hill@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEW inner-city garden is set to transform a patch of unused land near Newcastle Central Station. These CGI images show how a new square will be created with seating and flower beds in a scheme...
Falcons May Be Flying, but Green Has His Feet Firmly on the Ground
CALUM Green says Newcastle Falcons are giving short shrift to the growing hype which surrounds their flying start to the new Aviva Premiership season as they prepare to host London Irish tomorrow night. Following last weekend's thrilling 33-32 victory...
Flags Fly as Excitement in City Builds for Culture Bid
EXCITEMENT is building in Sunderland ahead of a second and final bid to the UK City of Culture 2021 being submitted tomorrow. Flags are flying, buildings are shining bright and residents are being asked to show their support for the bid. Flags...
Food Bank Faces Need to Plot 'Longer-Term' Future
Byline: Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncjmedia.co.uk THE boss of the Newcastle West End Foodbank, originally set up as a temporary measure to deal with those hardest hit by austerity, has admitted it is now here to stay. It opened its doors...
Gallowgate Flags Are Asking for Help from Supporters
AFTER going toe-to-toe with the Premier League's middleweights in the last few weeks, Sunday has the feel of a heavyweight clash for Premier League newcomers Newcastle United. Liverpool are in town, the Sky cameras will be trained on St James' Park...
GPs Could Help Half of Patients over Phone
Byline: Ella Pickover Reporter jnl.news@ncjmedia.co.uk GPS could help up to half of their patients with their problems over the phone, a new study has found. Family doctors who introduce a "telephone first" approach could see a "considerable"...
Health Bosses Vote to Close Down Ward
Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com @MichaelMjourno HEALTH bosses were heckled with cries of "shame" after unanimously voting to close a 12-bed inpatient hospital ward in Northumberland. The ward at Rothbury...
Honour for Fallen Hero
Byline: Kali Lindsay Reporter kali.lindsay@ncjmedia.co.uk @KALIALINDSAY THE war grave of a County Durham soldier who died fighting the Nazis is to be formally recognised after more than 70 years. The location of Fusilier Edward Graham's body...
How to Kick Your Addiction; LISA SALMON Speaks to an Expert about His Approach for Beating Addictive Thinking
Byline: LISA SALMON If you smoke regularly and feel you need to in order to feel good or even just OK - this is a sign you maybe dependent on them F YOU enjoy a few glasses of wine or more every night, and believe you can't relax without them, you...
I Found My Calling on Strictly - I Love Dance; Reigning Strictly Come Dancing Champion Ore Oduba Gets Jive Talking with Marion McMullen about Impending Fatherhood, Dancing Fever and What It Means to Win the Glitterball Trophy
Byline: Marion McMullen Strictly Come Dancing is now back. Do you have any tips for Brian Conley, Aston Merrygold and the other contestants? (LAUGHS) How long have I got? I've a long list. I think the most important thing is they just have to embrace...
I Want to Earn My Ryder Cup Place, Says McIlroy
RORY McIlroy concedes that his late entry into the British Masters was influenced by the desire to avoid further accusations of receiving favourable treatment. An injury-plagued campaign means McIlroy has played just three regular European Tour...
Kingston: Marcus Is Not Ready for Eddie
HARLEQUINS director of rugby John Kingston would be "very surprised" if England prospect Marcus Smith is picked by Eddie Jones in the near future. Smith made his second appearance in a Red Rose training squad when the RBS 6 Nations champions gathered...
Koeman: I Have No Regrets on Niasse
EVERTON boss Ronald Koeman insists he is not feeling frustrated at having left Oumar Niasse out of his squad for the Toffees' Europa League group stage matches. When the squad was confirmed earlier this month, Senegal striker Niasse had not made...
Labour Not Ruling out Second Vote on Brexit
LABOUR doesn't rule out a second referendum on Brexit, Deputy Leader Tom Watson has said. Mr Watson said: "We're not ruling it out. But it's highly unlikely." It follows suggestions from other senior Labour politicians that the party could back...
Let's Give Teens Something to Get Excited About
Byline: PAUL LANCASTER JUST over a year ago I wrote an article about how saddened I was to read that teenagers in the North East were the least confident about their future career prospects. Apparently just 45% thought they'd be in a career of...
Magpies Are in Possession of a Tactical Genius in Boss Benitez; THE AGENDA: Why Keeping Hold of the Ball Does Not Make You Favourites for Victory Newcastle United Are Bottom of the Premier League's Possession Stats. but NUFC Editor Mark Douglas Argues That Rafa Benitez Won't Mind
NO Premier League team has had less possession over the first six matches than Newcastle United, according to new stats which shed light on the tactical tweaks Rafa Benitez has made since promotion from the Championship. The CIES Observatory have...
McLaughlin's Ton Up but Mixed Bag for Loan Signings
Byline: Jeff Bowron GATESHEAD are running the risk of losing another of their summer loan signings to their parent club. The temporary arrivals have experienced mixed fortunes since joining the Tynesiders. Huddersfield centre-back Fraser Horsfall...
Metro Staff Block Good Samaritan's Effort to Aid Homeless
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com ACITY centre commuter says she was left "disgusted and upset" after Metro staff refused to let her buy a ticket for a Big Issue seller. Natalie Jolly got off the train at Monument...
New-Look Eagles Ready for Season; Basketball
Byline: Jeff King nEWCASTLE Eagles will have no less than seven players making their competitive debuts for the club in this season's BBL Championship, which starts at Leeds Force tomorrow night. Six of those have yet to play in the BBL but Kai...
Non-League Round-Up
SHILDON warmed up for their FA Cup third qualifying round tie at Banbury United with a 1-1 draw with Ashington, writes MARK CARRUTHERS. The Colliers gave Daniel Moore's side a tough test ahead of their big day and took the lead in the 16th- minute...
Northumbria Secure Coup with Handy Signing
TEAM Northumbria have pulled off one of the biggest signings in WBBL history after luring Great Britain star Chantelle Handy back to her native North East. The County Durham-born forward has played professionally across Europe during a glittering...
Pigeon's Latest Crime Endeavours Mown Down
NOTORIOUS one-man crimewave Billy the Pigeon has been caged yet again - for feathering his own nest by stealing from neighbours. Shameless crook William Frederick Armstrong plumbed new depths by twice targeting a family in his own street, leaving...
Search Is on for Best in the Tourism Business; Awards
Byline: graeme whitfield graeme.whitfield@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEW prize that aims to recognise the best of the region's tourism and hospitality sector has been added to the North East Business Awards. The tourism and hospitality award has been set...
Shepherd Family Tell of Their Grief
FREDDY Shepherd's family have been left "devastated" by the sudden passing of the much-loved father, grandfather and brother. The former chairman of Newcastle United died on Monday night at the age of 76. Now his family have released a moving tribute...
Stokes Remains in England Role despite Arrest
BEN Stokes will continue as England's vice-captain after being named in their Ashes squad despite his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and a broken finger on his right hand. England coach Trevor Bayliss has described the circumstances...
Students Sought at First of New Breed of Technical School; Development
Byline: coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ANEWCASTLE school aiming to provide the closest link between education and the world of work is getting ready to open for business - before construction has even started. The city's PS12.5m University...
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Tolls Will Not Be Raised as Drivers Shun Tunnel
Byline: Sean Seddon Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com TOLLS of the Tyne Tunnel will not rise despite fewer motorists using the crossing due to the Silverlink roadworks. Nearby major disruption, created by work to create a new triple-decker...
Uber Still Safe in City, Claims MP
Byline: Sean Seddon Reporter sean.seddon@trinitymirror.com @seddonnews ANEWCASTLE MP has stood by her claim that Uber provides a safe travel option for women - but admits she would no longer use one in London. The app-based taxi firm will not...
Understanding Schizophrenia
Byline: mind over matter WITH DR ELLIE MILBY WHAT does it mean if a person is diagnosed with schizophrenia? Perhaps that the person has a split personality? The belief that having schizophrenia means having a split or multiple personalities is one...
We Deserve the Flak, Keeper Admits; Steele Calls for Sunderland to Be 'Tough and Hard' to Get Past Preston Test
Byline: Stuart Rayner Sports Writer @StuRayner JASON Steele expects the recriminations from Sunderland's limp 5-2 defeat at Ipswich Town to continue for much of the week, and while he wants his team-mates to hurt now, he warned they must have put...
Weight Loss Patients Stigmatised as 'Failures'
Byline: Katie Dickinson Reporter katie.dickinson@trinitymirror.com OBESE patients have been labelled "cheats" and "failures" after undergoing weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital said they were reluctant...
What's on at THE CINEMA
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When Is the Best Time to Work Out?
SOME people swear by their early-morning workouts, others prefer to exercise in the evening. No two bodies are the same, so there are no hard and fast rules on the time of your daily exercise routine, but here are some ideas. RUNNING When's best:...
Windies and Rain Not Able to Stop England; THE MATCH: England V West Indies One Day International
ENGLAND'S big-hitting duo Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler pulled off a series-clinching Duckworth-Lewis-Stern victory by six runs over West Indies at The Oval. Moeen and Buttler joined forces in apparent adversity on 181 for five as England's vexed 24...
Worcestershire Secure Promotion
Ryan Pringle to legand was lbw. Joe Clarke (5) depared in Pringle's next over with Graham Clark taking a smart catch at short leg. When bad light and rain intervened, Mitchell was unbeaten on 68 out of 157-3 - an overall advantage of 284 in favour...
Worrying Amount of Work to Do Woeful Wearsiders; THE AGENDA: Five Things We Learned from Yet Another Abysmal Defeat for Sinking Sunderland Stuart Rayner Reflects on Sunderland's Crushing 5-2 Loss Away at Ipswich Town, with the Pressure Starting to Mount on Simon Grayson and His Players Alike
SUNDERLAND shipped five goals for the first time under Simon Grayson in a defensive display every bit as dire as the 5-2 scoreline suggests - if not worse. Inevitably it was a boyhood Black Cats fan who came through their academy who led the rampage,...
Yacht Sales Firm Heads towards Foreign Shores; Business
Byline: coreena ford coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk ATYNESIDE company that sells multi-million-pound yachts around the globe is sailing into new overseas territories as it opens offices in France and Russia. Geoff Moore launched the European division...
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