Top companies go green

  • EDF

A NUMBER of top companies yesterday signed up to a programme aimed at cutting emissions by millions of tonnes over the next few years, while saving £300m in energy bills.

Tesside renewables industry energised by wind turbines

  • EDF

James Hunt, managing director of Hexham-based green energy consulting company Econnect, which worked on the UK’s largest offshore installation at Hoyle, said the scale of the announcement had taken the industry by surprise.

Regional round-up

  • EDF

Andrew Archibald will get his first start and Adam Dehaty and Andrew Fenby return from sevens duty in Dubai.Tynedale have a shorter trip as they take on North One side Hull.

Falcons seethe at sin bin ref

  • EDF

FALCONS boss John Fletcher is still seething over the controversial sin-binning of prop Jon Golding in last week’s EDF Cup defeat at Wasps.

Sorenson out to make mark

  • EDF

FALCONS lock Mark Sorenson is relishing the chance to have another crack at Wasps in today’s EDF Energy Cup crunch clash – and he’s promising a different result this time.

Jonny’s back against Wasps stinger

  • EDF

JONNY Wilkinson will tomorrow go head-to-head with London Wasps young gun Danny Cipriani, who scored two tries in last week’s 35-12 league win over the Falcons

Carl wants to ‘get stuck in’

  • EDF

ENGLAND World Cup stars Jonny Wilkinson and Toby Flood will make their comebacks for Newcastle Falcons at Wasps on Saturday – and All Blacks star Carl Hayman is hoping to make his debut alongside them.

Hayman in a hurry to get started

  • EDF

CARL Hayman is hoping to make his Newcastle Falcons debut this weekend after meeting his Kingston Park colleagues for the first time last night.

Dowson spells out challenge

  • EDF

NEWCASTLE captain Phil Dowson has laid down the challenge to his Falcons troops ahead of tomorrow’s Guinness Premiership trip to London Wasps.

Fletcher rises above Dallaglio’s jibes

  • EDF

NEWCASTLE will not be influenced by scathing criticism delivered by England’s Lawrence Dallaglio when they face the back rower and his Wasps side this weekend.

Regional round-up

  • EDF

TYNEDALE were forced to work hard to get past a determined Darlington Mowden Park side in the second round of the EDF Energy Cup – eventually running out 17-11 winners.

Newcastle Falcons 25, CA Brive Correze 19

  • EDF

FALCONS flanker Geoff Parling is urging his team-mates to “step up to the plate” in their away double-header to European Champions Wasps after a bruising win against Brive at Kingston Park last night.

Regional preview

TYNEDALE will rest payers but are unlikely to be under strength for their EDF National Trophy round two clash with Darlington Mowden Park.

I’ll take my chance to shine, tells rising star

FALCONS flanker Ben Woods believes he has a battle on his hands for the Newcastle number seven shirt, with a player back in action at openside for tonight’s European Challenge Cup-tie at Centransa El Salvador in Spain determined to make up for six weeks on the sidelines with a broken hand, writes ALAN HEDLEY.

Minnows are no mugs – Fletcher

  • EDF

NEWCASTLE Falcons boss John Fletcher is warning his players European Challenge Cup opponents Cetransa El Salvador will be no pushovers.

Fletcher: I want Burke to continue

  • EDF

NEWCASTLE are ready to offer injured World Cup winning full-back Matt Burke a new contract, it was revealed last night.

Falcons boosted by Noon return

  • EDF

TOBY Flood is recovering from a minor operation after being hurt during Newcastle’s EDF Energy Cup win against Newport Gwent Dragons.

May’s enjoying hairy moments

  • EDF

TOM May’s finishing has been a cut above the rest this season.

Falcons go with May for 15 spot

  • EDF

TOM May has been handed a vote of confidence by Newcastle Falcons with the news he is staying at full-back for tomorrow night’s EDF Energy Cup clash against Newport Gwent Dragons at Kingston Park.

I’ll play anywhere - Mathew Tait

  • EDF

Mathew Tait started the Rugby World Cup a promising replacement centre, seven-and-a-half weeks later his destiny for club and country might lie at full-back.

Why star’s in the real world now

  • EDF

AT the age of 21 he achieved the dream of all young rugby players by appearing in a World Cup final, but Mathew Tait got more carried away by the 2003 tournament when he watched England’s victory from home.

Flood ready to flow for the Falcons

  • EDF

TOBY Flood insists there will be no World Cup hangover when the Falcons take on high-flying Gloucester in the EDF Cup at Kingsholm today.

Injury list is a concern for the Falcons

  • EDF

FALCONS boss John Fletcher is ready to move into the transfer market to replace Matt Burke and Mark Mayerhofler if Newcastle’s injury crisis deepens.

Burke ruled out for rest of campaign

  • EDF

JOHN Fletcher last night described his devastation as a scan on Matt Burke’s left knee revealed ligament damage that will bring the former World Cup winner’s season to a premature end.

Newcastle Falcons 20, Bath 33

  • EDF

WORLD Cup trio Jonny Wilkinson, Toby Flood and Mathew Tait can’t arrive back quickly enough for injury-hit Newcastle.

Friday lunchtime business bulletin

London market's drive to seven-year high comes to a halt; The Food & Drink Group remains confident despite summer washout; Nuclear debate moves closer to conclusion.

Regional rugby round-up

BLAYDON go into their National Two game with bottom side Nuneaton looking to score tries and make the most of their opportunities.

Kicking gives Flood a chance

  • EDF

ENGLAND have called up Toby Flood as a World Cup replacement for injured Falcons team-mate Jamie Noon.

Kids are full of Energy

  • EDF

TENS of thousands of children – including hundreds from the North East – have been introduced to rugby in the first season of the new EDF Energy National Schools’ Rugby Programme.

The city that’s not simply competing

  • EDF

The city of Sunderland has undergone tremendous change and development over the last decade.

Call centre lessons ‘limit pupil ambitions’

  • EDF

TEACHERS last night said a North school was lowering pupils’ aspirations by running a course in a mock call centre.

Sunderland in bottom half of firm launches league

  • EDF

SUNDERLAND is languishing near the bottom of a national league of business creation.

Karl Marx was a fool who got most things wrong.

  • EDF

His greatest error was to believe that economics is the basic motor of human history, that economic developments and changes in economic structures and systems ultimately determine the nature of society and man’s relationship to man.

Fletcher hopes to sip cup that cheers

  • EDF

JOHN FLETCHER is targeting cup success again as Newcastle Falcons’ pre-season programme nears an intensity step-up.

Responsible business behaviour gets big tick

  • EDF

Companies from the region have been recognised for their responsible behaviour at the Business in the Community Awards.

Tough draw for Falcons

  • EDF

John Fletcher is confident Newcastle can wage a successful EDF Energy Cup campaign next season, having been paired with Gloucester, Newport Gwent Dragons and London Wasps in the group stages.

Corry's on top of the world

  • EDF

Martin Corry has been named the Rugby World player of the year.

Falcons enjoy home comforts

  • EDF

Newcastle Falcons will open their new Guinness Premiership campaign with three of their first four games of the season being played at Kingston Park.

Stock watch

  • EDF

Uk investors took their lead from Wednesday's strong US market gains, with the FTSE 100 Index powering 90.3 points higher to close at 6649.9 yesterday.

Trophy is big target for Fletch

  • EDF

John Fletcher reckons silverware is on the cards for his Newcastle Falcons and he will push hard to make it happen sooner rather than later.

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