Hilton Dawson: British jihadists are not being radicalised, they are being feudalised

Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson, of Northumberland, says if we decide the Islamists' threat is someone else’s problem we have lost

Do Journal readers support action in Iraq? Our poll asks for your opinions

After the murder of journalist James Foley, we ask what you think the UK's stance should be on Iraq and extremism in the UK

Palestinian flag flown above the Civic Centre in Newcastle during 'Die In' protest at Gaza crisis

City councillors fly Palestinian flag above the Civic Centre in Newcastle as part of protest against the loss of life in the Israeli conflict

MoD criticised over Durham soldier's death

A coroner has criticised the Ministry of Defence for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in Afghanistan.

Bernard Trafford: Acts of 'war' becoming more shocking

All right-thinking and humane people should be able to speak out against extremism in any form argues Bernard Trafford

Illness prevents Monica seeing end of journey into Memory

THE Festival of the North East will embrace the broadest span of moods and emotions this weekend, as David Whetstone reports.

Chris Hughton is taking FA Cup seriously

IT has added one more game to an already punishing fixture list, but Chris Hughton is refusing to regard this season’s FA Cup as an unwanted distraction to this title-chasing players.

Magpies owner seeks a backer not a buyer

NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley is adamant he does not want to sell the club even though he is looking for someone to help finance his vision for the future at St James’s Park.

Llambias anger over sale rumours

NEW managing director Derek Llambias believes there is a deliberate campaign to destabilise Newcastle United following continued reports claiming owner Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club.

United need to act swiftly to sign Per

NEWCASTLE United have been warned they will have to move fast if they are to secure a deal to bring Norwegian midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred to Tyneside.

Mido has an ear for the sound of silence

MIDDLESBROUGH striker Mido is hoping tomorrow’s Tyne-Tees derby will not see any repeat of the abusive chanting which soured the clash between the two sides earlier in the season.

The firefighter at the top of the pole

The head of the fire service in Tyne and Wear retired on Christmas Eve after 37 years with the service.

Review of the year

We look back at the highs and lows of 2007 for businesses in the North-East.

Valentine’s Day opening for star-crossed lovers

THE Royal Shakespeare Company is to take a tale of star-crossed lovers on tour, starting in Newcastle – the company’s home in the North for 25 years – on Valentine’s Day.

How Dave’s career went sky high

Newcastle International Airport has rarely been out of the news this year.

Detective attacks pay deal

AN experienced senior detective launched a withering attack on Home Secretary Jacqui Smith over the pay dispute yesterday.

Seven likely to go in massive FTSE shake-up

THE FTSE 100 Index is reported to be heading for its biggest shake-up since the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks as companies feel the force of the global credit crunch.

Police ‘mugged’ on new pay deal

POLICE in the North-East are demanding the right to strike. Officers yesterday warned of historic industrial action in the wake of a “treacherous” pay deal from the Government.

Scanners look clearwinners

THE fight against international terrorism is being boosted by a North-east company which says its ground-breaking x-ray product may eventually be used by every airport in the world.

X-ray product to take lead in terrorism fight

THE fight against international terrorism is being boosted by a North-East company which says its ground-breaking X-ray product may eventually be used by every airport in the world.

Explosives shock at high school

THE SON of a caretaker sparked an explosives alert at a leading independent girls school after making a suspected pipe bomb.

Deepcut deaths lead to anti-bullying post

A new complaints commissioner job created after the Deepcut Army Barracks deaths will be unveiled today by the Ministry of Defence.

The crisis facing our armed forces

BRITAIN’S armed forces are facing a crisis, according to an influential report written by a North academic.

New centre creates business safety net

AN IT company that specialises in storing vital business computerised information in a secure environment has opened a new centre.

Bomber assault accused back at court

Sunderland man Gary Moody, an inmate at HMP Whitemoor, will be in court today accused of assaulting Dhiren Barot, the leader of a British-based terrorist cell that plotted to murder thousands of people with dirty bombs.

Traders’ terror lesson

BUSINESSES in Stockton were given a chilling insight into the horrific effects of a terrorist attack.


AFTER September 11, the US Government’s unacknowledged programme of “extraordinary rendition” has ignited heated debate.

Services soar but still a risk of turbulence

EARLIER this year I wrote in the Evening Gazette about the nature of the rapidly changing air travel industry and the scale of the challenges we had faced at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Inmate charged over attack on terrorist

AN inmate at a top-security North-East jail was charged this morning following an assault on a fellow prisoner.

Soldiers praised for trying to save colleague

A British soldier bled to death after being shot in an ambush by Taliban forces in Afghanistan, an inquest heard today.

The Kingdom

AT a time when the involvement of British and American troops in the Middle East continues to make headlines, Peter Berg’s thriller considers the vicious circle of bloodshed that links warring nations.

Full of worldwide promise

The air travel first which Emirates has claimed by launching its long-haul daily service from Newcastle is one of many achieved by the airline in its short history.

Britain 'must be ready for change'

GORDON Brown yesterday warned Britain must be “prepared to change” to meet coming challenges as he finalised his first speech as Premier to Labour’s conference.

Who’s fighting for our soldiers’ rights?

FORMER soldier told by army doctors to take painkillers for a spinal condition which has left him in a wheelchair is spearheading a new campaign to get a fair deal for injured service personnel.

North information security expert to point out dangers

A NORTH-EAST authority on information security has been asked to address worldwide industry leaders on the challenges facing their businesses.

Water is safe, vows terror alert firm

NORTHUMBRIAN Water yesterday moved to reassure customers after it was revealed the company had been on a state of high alert after a terrorist threat to poison supplies.

Just like cat – we need to understand our diet

NEXT time, I’m going to come back as a cat. Cats seem to have it sorted, don’t appear to get stressed, always have enough money and don’t worry about big issues such as the environment.

Prison officers defy law in pay dispute

A WILDCAT strike by thousands of prison officers in England and Wales was called off last night after the Government offered fresh talks in a bitter row over pay.

Sick chants spurred me on, insists Mido

MIDO last night revealed he had been in no doubt as to the sickening nature of the chants that Newcastle’s supporters aimed in his direction during Sunday’s Tees-Tyne derby.

Expert urges investors to sit tight through ‘blip’

A TEES Valley expert today urged investors to hold their nerve today, after nursing the bloodiest session of market turmoil yet.


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