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.
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.
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 boss John Fletcher is still seething over the controversial sin-binning of prop Jon Golding in last week’s EDF Cup defeat at Wasps.
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 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
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.
CARL Hayman is hoping to make his Newcastle Falcons debut this weekend after meeting his Kingston Park colleagues for the first time last night.
NEWCASTLE captain Phil Dowson has laid down the challenge to his Falcons troops ahead of tomorrow’s Guinness Premiership trip to London Wasps.
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.
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.
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.
TYNEDALE will rest payers but are unlikely to be under strength for their EDF National Trophy round two clash with Darlington Mowden Park.
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.
NEWCASTLE Falcons boss John Fletcher is warning his players European Challenge Cup opponents Cetransa El Salvador will be no pushovers.
NEWCASTLE are ready to offer injured World Cup winning full-back Matt Burke a new contract, it was revealed last night.
TOBY Flood is recovering from a minor operation after being hurt during Newcastle’s EDF Energy Cup win against Newport Gwent Dragons.
TOM May’s finishing has been a cut above the rest this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WORLD Cup trio Jonny Wilkinson, Toby Flood and Mathew Tait can’t arrive back quickly enough for injury-hit Newcastle.
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.
BLAYDON go into their National Two game with bottom side Nuneaton looking to score tries and make the most of their opportunities.
ENGLAND have called up Toby Flood as a World Cup replacement for injured Falcons team-mate Jamie Noon.
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 of Sunderland has undergone tremendous change and development over the last decade.
TEACHERS last night said a North school was lowering pupils’ aspirations by running a course in a mock call centre.
SUNDERLAND is languishing near the bottom of a national league of business creation.
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.
JOHN FLETCHER is targeting cup success again as Newcastle Falcons’ pre-season programme nears an intensity step-up.
Companies from the region have been recognised for their responsible behaviour at the Business in the Community Awards.
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.
Martin Corry has been named the Rugby World player of the year.
Newcastle Falcons will open their new Guinness Premiership campaign with three of their first four games of the season being played at Kingston Park.
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.
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.