Head Chef at Jesmond Dene House, Michael Penaluna

Cook of the Year to go inside Jesmond Dene House's kitchen

The winner of The Journal/NECTA Cook of the Year is in for a treat as Jesmond Dene House will be opening its kitchen to them

Survey comments - Q4: Should he have been disciplined?

That still does not justify using the language that he did.

Wins in Cats' own back yard elusive

SOMETIMES football makes no sense whatsoever. It was only because of their excellent home form that Sunderland are playing in this season’s Premier League.

David Soley

Questionnaire leaves leaders perplexed

It is occasionally a tricky assignment getting answers to the questionnaire which accompanies the Monday Interview in The Journal.

18th century game cooking

Reflections through the cooking Glasse

Hannah Glasse was the original domestic godess who found fame and fortune with her recipes for low-cost fine dining.

Exams not vital to be your own boss

ACADEMIC qualifications are far from vital to being a successful entrepreneur, according to a new report.

My place

Alan O'Kane, head chef at Sidney's in Tynemouth, gives his My Place.

Making Father's Day

From DIY to unofficial taxi driver, dads provide us with a long list of thankless tasks at the drop of a hat.

Mary puts passion back into fashion

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Mary Portas believes successful future fashion careers are likely to involve more marketing than pure design - which is good news for the 40 fashion marketing graduates from Northumbria University who will be meeting the industry at the forthcoming River Island Student Graduate Week in London, starting on June 3.

Andrew keeps his cool to win

It's the stuff of nightmares. You spend hours putting together what you hope will be a competition winning meal from a list of set ingredients, only to discover at the 11th hour that the main component has had to be changed.

Quick bites

This crumpled tumbler (£6.26) is just one of many unusual table and kitchenware items now available to the public, courtesy of an upmarket County Durham-based catering firm which has put cutlery on the tables of Buckingham Palace and the House of Commons.

My place

Pr agency owner Kari Owers speaks to The Journal on the places and people which mean something to her.

Catering supplier cooks up success

An upmarket catering supplies company which puts knives and forks on the tables of Buckingham Palace and the House of Commons is set to double sales in two years, a year ahead of its own plans.

Christine Mavin

Christine has a burning ambition

Christine Mavin has transformed Plaster Piece from a loss-making shop into a market leader in fireplace retail.

Survey reveals what men really want

Fiery chef Gordon Ramsay is the most admired man and Pete Doherty is at the bottom of the poll, according to a survey.

Who came where

Which British Man Do You Most Admire?

Veggie – with fresh vibes

The days when meat-free food was limited to brown rice and lentils are long gone.

Come dine with me

Dining rooms used to be large, space-wasting and unloved rooms. They seemed to be totally out of tune with our desire for more informal living.

Doctors united

A public meeting is to take place to discuss plans to bring together three GP practices in the west end of Newcastle.

teaser, Ewen and Louise Murray

New life has a homely touch

A couple turned their back on careers with retail chains to start their new future with a tasty little business.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer