I Am Legend

BASED on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, which inspired the films The Last Man On Earth and The Omega Man, I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic thriller about the last remaining survivor of a terrible man-made catastrophe.

Bus and rail group is on the right lines for long-term growth

FIRST Group: Bus and rail travel is impacted by economic cycles, but we feel it is at the lower end of cyclicality within the sector.

Firm has dress sense

A BUSINESS in the North-East has shown good dress sense by packing up almost 4,000 old uniforms so they can be used in one of Africa’s poorest communities.


EVERY Christmas you hope for a film which perfectly embodies the festive spirit.

Golf has given me so much – I just want to share it

HE IS preparing to compete on golf’s greatest stage but Kenneth Ferrie will not forget his humble beginnings, as Chief Sports Writer Paul Gilder reports.

My place - Martin Duffy

MARTIN, 46, is a professional magician. He has been performing magic full-time for more than 20 years but before that he used to sell magic in London to other magicians.

Lets tap into our roots

Food is at the heart of the festive celebrations. We go to great lengths to ensure we not only have the finest, but that it is cooked properly, is indulgently rich and tastes wonderful.

Keeping it legal

ON September 17, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld the 2004 ruling by the European Commission that software giant Microsoft had been abusing its dominant position in the European market.

North-easterners spend, spend, spend

CHRISTMAS looks set to be a busy one if consumer spending forecasts are to be believed.

Green award gives a real lift

A GREEN stairlift manufacturer on Teesside has been presented with a top environmental accolade.

Film bosses ponder how to make money in net free-for-all

THE proliferation of premium television and film content on the internet is inevitable.

Must-have gifts for loved ones

WITH just four weeks to go, the Christmas shopping frenzy has well and truly begun – as your bruises will testify if you were brave (or daft) enough to venture to Eldon Square last weekend.

Smallest of breeds brings big rewards

A PASSION for naturally-reared, quality food and the desire to share that with others has led Jo Kemp to produce her own traditional beef and lamb.

Whelan is backing David’s art talents

ARTISTIC talent is proving big business for former student David Thompson who is about to take up a residency in New York.

Tuesday morning business bulletin

Boost for British Christmas shoppers; Vodafone raises guidance for full-year revenues; British Airways flyers face price hike.

New iPhone tunes in

SCORES of people queued outside a Newcastle store last night for their chance to get one of the first iPhones to go on sale in the UK.

My Place - Anna Wilkinson

ANNA Wilkinson studied fine art printmaking at Central St Martins in London, gaining a first-class honours degree in 1992.

Friday morning's business news

Oil prices up again; Citigroup boss could get £45m; Lewis Hamilton boosts Hornby; iPhone sparks store queues

Boost expected for North-East heritage potato sales

SALES of Northumberland- produced heritage potatoes – including varieties dating back to the middle of the 19th Century – are expected to take off in the coming weeks as a result of a cookery programme on national television.

WE are retaining our outperform recommendation on Aviva following fundamentally solid results which were marred by adverse weather claims.

Aviva is a large and well-diversified business, both geographically and by business line.

Move into your own iPad by Christmas

A HOMEBUILDER is lending a helping hand to those wanting to step on to the property ladder before Christmas.

Sound as a pound

MORE restaurants have signed up to a Journal-backed campaign to raise money for homeless people in the North-East this year than ever before.

Apple and Champagne ice cream

Pink Lady Apple and Champagne Ice Cream

iPods demand boost for Apple

APPLE saw its profits surge by 67% in the three months to the end of September, thanks to demand for its Macintosh computers and iPods.

Tuesday lunchtime business bulletin

London market enjoys rebound; Car dealer Inchcape sees sales accelerate; Founder of fruit and veg delivery group Abel & Cole set for multi-million pound windfall.

Safe and secure behind the gates

homemaker editor Karen Overbury visits a new community of luxury homes which is selling stunningly quickly.

Caring, sharing co-op

Hannah Davies discovers how one ‘Little Woman’ built up a business empire against the odds of education, experience and gender.

My place

BARBARA, 55, was born in Newcastle and now lives on North Tyneside.

Green award for Lift Able

A TEESSIDE stairlift company’s commitment to keeping manufacturing in the UK has seen it win a prestigious environment and sustainability award.

Bag theft costs £4,000

A man has had nearly £4,000 of valuable items stolen during an opportunist bag snatch in Wallsend.

Sounds like good step onto ladder

PEOPLE hoping to take their first steps on the property ladder are getting a helping hand from one builder, offering buyers the chance to reserve their first home for the cost of an iPod.

Supermodels with style

WHEN you want style and sophistication the 90s supermodels did it the best, and are continuing too.

That dream start for the price of an iPod

FIRST-time buyers can get a foot on the property ladder for the same price as an iPod.

Erasure back at pop best

Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR catches up with Erasure singer Andy Bell for an EXCLUSIVE interview

Chart hit comes out of the Blue for Feeny

BEING in a turbulent relationship is never much fun but, if you happen to be a singer/songwriter, then at least your troubles could have an upside .

Chart star’s on the road

A host of new shows have been announced for Newcastle’s Journal Tyne Theatre.

Competition for Apple’s iTunes

SOME of the world’s biggest record labels including Universal and SonyBMG have begun selling music through a new download service, challenging Apple.

Making the most of a caring society

The boss of Darlington Building Society is a very busy man.

Extras galore put a few out in front

TODAY’S new homes often feature flexible layouts with extra rooms – such as garden rooms, studies, en suites or even an extra floor.

Recycling land builds reputation for Barratt

HOUSEBUILDER Barratt Newcastle is one of the foremost players in the regeneration of the North-East.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer