Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from June 25, 2004

24seven: Andre Goes on Tour
AFTER the recent success of Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Peter Andre has relaunched his pop career and returned to the charts with re- issued hit Mysterious Girl and new tune Insania. He is currently on tour with a new album and is coming to...
24seven: Being Young at Heart; Debbie Johnson Talks to Will about Life at the Top
Byline: Debbie Johnson HE might be the first -and some would say best -product of the whole Pop Idol phenomenon,but Will Young hasn't bothered to tune in since the show first catapulted him to fame. ``No,I don't really watch that kind of programme,''he...
24seven: Brandy Shows New Spirit on Afrodisiac Album
SINCE bursting on to the world stage when she was 15,Brandy Norwood has made an indelible mark on the R&B scene. Back then, she was just a girl actress starring in Moesha and singing tunes such as Sittin'Up In My Room,Best Friend and du etting...
24seven: Cameron Loves Life as an Ogre; Celebrity Interview Hollywood Star Is `Very Possessive'of Shrek's Princess Fiona
WHEN you ponder the reasons for Hollywood queenCameron Diaz being cast to voice Princess Fiona in Shrek and Shrek 2, being ``down to earth'' isn't the first thing that springs to mind. Gorgeous, sure. Highest -paid actress in Hollywood,definitely....
24seven: CLUB Goss
Byline: Emma Johnson SUPER old skool night Hazydayz returns tomorrow night with DJ Nipper and DJ Vertigo,back on the decks together for the first time since the good old days of Life at Bowlers many moons ago. AFTER the massive coup of bringing...
24seven: Decks Warm Up for Ibiza Summer; Clubs
Byline: Emma Johnson AS I said in my party guide last week, the season is just getting underway in Ibiza but the Scousers are already taking hold with some of the earliest opening parties on the island. Garlands kicked off their third year in...
24seven: Film Fails to Go the Distance; Film THE WHOLE TEN YARDS (12A)
Byline: Joe Riley WHY? Why? Why? So many questions spring to mind watching this belated sequel to the 2000 comiccaper,The Whole Nine Yards. Why bother making a follow-up to a film which was at best two dimensional and formulaic? Why did all...
24seven: Friends Indulge in a Bit of Grill Talk; Jane Woodhead Enjoys Good No Sh and a Good Goss
Byline: Jane Woodhead MY FRIEND Mary loves a good feast, so whenI asked if she fancied a night out -with a meal thrown in -she jumped at the chance. It was several weeks since we had met and,being old school friends, we had lots to catch upon. ...
24seven: Musical Trio Are Top of the Pops; Busted Talk about Their Sell-Out Gigs at This Year's Summer Pops
Byline: Debbie Johnson WHAT could be better than selling out a gig at the Sum-mer Pops? Well,in the case of Busted, selling out two gigs at the Summer Pops. Their initial date sold out in just two hours. A second was added,and followed suit....
24seven: Parsons Knows His Way around Comedy; Arts
Byline: Joe Riley NICHOLAS Parsons, voice of suave radio, stylish raconteur and purveyor of bon mots, hardly seems an obvious choice to appear in a comedy festival surrounded by radicals, rascals and a few acts so blue they could turn the righteous...
24seven: Scott Turner on Big Brother 5
Byline: Scott Turner POOR old Emma,eh? She was a nut case and could cause an argument in a monastery but she was a little unlucky to be the only house mate punished after last week's brawling. It was probably necessary though, the producers would...
24seven: Sir Thomas Hotel, 24 Sir Thomas Street,Liverpool
Byline: Jenny Watson Where is it? The Sir Thomas Hotel Bar lies inside an historic 19th-century building at the heart of the city centre. What does it cost? Entrance is free at all times. The hotel above the bar has beds for 39 people and guests...
24seven: Why US Guitar Woman Bonnie's Highly Raitted; Joe Riley Talks to the Diva with the Distinctive Style about Her Love of Blues ...and the Beatles
Byline: Joe Riley BONNIE Raitt has rarely felt more like singin' theblues. The American performer says her first visit to Liverpool for the Summer Pops will end more than 40 years of intrigue. ``I was 13 in1963,and on the very cusp of adolescence...
Alarm Crisis Hits School
Byline: JON TUNNEY A SCHOOL alarm system failed to go off as vandals went on a pounds 20,000 wrecking spree, theECHO can reveal. Wirral's Bebington high, which was renovated and maintained by building firm Jarvis, should have been protected by...
Claims Firm Faces Financial Inquiry
Byline: NEIL HODGSON and JESSICA SHAUGHNESSY TWO weeks after Liverpool claims firm Invaro closed and sent staff home in tears, it is at the centre of a major financial investigation. Initial findings by liquidators from London bank Smith &...
Cricket: Kiwi Skipper Unhappy with NatWest Schedule
ENGLAND and New Zealand had to regroup today after the Manchester rain robbed both sides of the opportunity to grasp the initiative at the start of the NatWest Series. Home coach Duncan Fletcher bemoaned yesterday's washout which prevented England...
Cricket: SUTCLIFFE'S MEN ARE RIDING HIGH
Byline: DAVID JONES HIGHTOWN are on the sort of hot streak most teams just dream of. The club is riding high at the top of the Liverpool Competition First Division,having put together a superb run which has yielded 10 wins from 12 games. After...
Cricket: Sutton Cash Boost; Merseyside and Southport Alliance
Byline: ANDREW STRATTON SUTTON have won a pounds 50,000 sports grant which they intend to use for ground improvements during the winter months. The Bromborough Paints Merseyside and Southport Alliance outfit are to provide permanent nets at New...
David Prentice: Gerrard Driven by More Than Money
Byline: David Prentice ``MONEY doesn't talk, it swears,'' someone far wiser and more profound than me once said. And according to most Merseyside football fans, the cash cow looks set to eff and blind its way up the M1,all the way to Anfield...
Football: Euro 2004: ENGLAND ROO BIGGEST LOSS; PORTUGAL ...... 2 ENGLAND ....... 2 (after Extra time,Portugal Win 6- 5 on Penalties)
Byline: CHRIS BASCOMBE at Luz Stadium WITHOUT Wayne, it was never the same. No doubt little Englanders across the country are bemoaning another hard luck story. Lamenting 38 years of hurt and cursing the penalty spot in Lisbon in the same way...
Football: Euro 2004: `No Scapegoat' as England Stars Rally Round Vassell
ENGLAND'S players are united in insisting that Darius Vassell should not be made the scapegoat for their Euro 2004 penalty shoot-out exit at the hands of host nation Portugal. A pulsating quarter-final which ended 2-2 after extra-time reached a...
Football: Euro 2004: SAME AGAIN AS SOL ROBBED
Byline: JOHN CURTIS SOL CAMPBELL could have been forgiven for waking up today with that deja vu feeling after his harshly disallowed goal cost England a place in the Euro 2004 semi-finals. England would have been preparing to face Holland or...
Football: Euro 2004: Wayne in Race to Start Season
Byline: SCOTT McLEOD WAYNE ROONEY is facing a race against time to be fit for the opening game of the new Premiership season after breaking his foot in last night's Euro 2004 quarterfinal against Portugal. The 18-year-old striker suffered a broken...
Football: EURO 2004: WE ARE BACK TO BEST -DESAILLY
Byline: TOM ROSS in Lisbon FRANCE skipper Marcel Desailly claimed that the way Les Bleus finished their 3-1 win over Switzerland at Coimbra proves they are finally clicking together as a team. The French have been much criticised for their performances...
Football: REDS EXPECT GERRARD OFFER
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE LIVERPOOL have rubbished reports today suggesting Chelsea have clinched a British record-breaking pounds 35.7m deal for Steven Gerrard. ``That is completely untrue,'' said a senior Anfield official. But privately the...
Former Cop in Fight for His Full Pension
Byline: THOMAS MARTIN POLICE chiefs have launched a high court bid to stop an expoliceman, who claims he was forced out of his job amid false sex allegations, from getting his full pension. Godfrey Reilly-Cooper, of Farm Meadow Lane, Irby, Wirral,...
HOW I PASSED ORDEAL BY FIRE; MERSEYSIDE Fire Service Runs One of the Most Highly Respected Training Courses in Britain. Officers Put ECHO Reporter TONY BARRETT through the Scheme to Show How Tough It Is
Byline: TONY BARRETT NO Merseyside fire fighter has been killed on duty since 1975. It is a record the brigade is rightly proud of. In the years since the last fatality, the number of fire fighters injured tackling blazes has been slashed....
Life Sentence for Torturer
Byline: SARAH CHAPMAN A MAN who burned his girl friend with an iron during four days of torture has been jailed for life. Steven Campbell, 39, was described as an ``extremely dangerous man'' by a judge at Liverpool crown court. The court heard...
Live Talking
Byline: LARRY NEILD MERSEYSIDE's business community will get a chance to have its say on the burning issues in the world of commerce at the ECHO's BusinessLIVE event next month. During a packed programme of events one of the highlights will be...
Motor Max: Mini's a Small Wonder
Byline: BARRIE MILLS BACK in the grim days of British Leyland, Bri-nylon slacks and Olde English flavour Spangles, the original Mini knew its place. That it was fun to drive,and surprisingly roomy for its size, was a given. Ditto its ability...
Motor Max: One Classy Chrysler; Retro Theme in Super Cruiser
Byline: MIKE TORPEY IF Chrysler made a mistake when its retro-styledPT Cruiser breezed into Britain,it was that the sharp dressed van's looks weren't matched by a strong enough engine. The modified version of the 2.0-litre unit in the company's...
Motor Max: The New Model Army; Road Test Outlander Is Launched
Byline: MIKE TORPEY RATHER like that chocolate assortment once endorsed by the late Norman Vaughan, theOutlander is a car that grows on you. It is also the vehicle charged with taking the first step as Japanese producer Mitsubishi attempts to...
MY BOND WITH ROONEY; IT May Be over for England, but Paul Gascoigne Tells Paddy Shennan That It's Only Just Begun for Wayne Rooney
Byline: Paddy Shennan IT'S the morning after the night before and Paul Gascoigne, despite his disappointment, is bursting with a paternal-like pride ... He's the man with the child in his eyes: boy wonder Wayne Rooney,one of the few other modern-day...
Rex Makin: Concern for the Capital
Byline: Rex Makin I HEAR grumbling and great concern about the progress of the city's plans for theCapital of Culture year. A fleeting visit was made this month by the lady from Oz who will eventually assume control. In the meantime the impression...
Rudolph Is Back with His Family
Byline: CATHERINE JONES Social Affairs Reporter A FAILED asylum seeker arrested and threatened with deportation was back with his family in Liverpool today. Rudolph Grant fears he will be killed by the men who murdered his father if he returns...
Rugby League: FOZ CHARGED UP FOR WOLVES
Byline: JOHN LAWLESS Rugby League Correspondent ST HELENS' prop Nick Fozzard will be hoping to put one over on his old mates tomorrow night. Fozzard's former club Warrington Wolves are the visitors to Knowsley Road (ko 6.05pm,Sky Sports) as Saints...
Search for the Models of 2004
Byline: SUSAN LEE IT'S the opportunity of a lifetime - and it could be yours! We are searching for young models and dancers for the Liverpool Echo fashion show 2004, this year sponsored by Matalan. Open auditions will be held this Sunday at...
Security Is Increased at Station
Byline: TONY BARRETT A pounds 250,000 CCTV system will cover every corner of Lime Street station from today. The recording technology was unveiled this morning as rail chiefs declared: ``Criminals now have nowhere to hide.'' An ECHO investigation...
Students in Mumps Warning
Byline: HELEN CLARKE NEW students coming to Liverpool are being urged to have the triple measles, mumps and rubella jab before they arrive. Health officials want new starters to have the MMR vaccination to help prevent the spread of a mumps outbreak...
Tennis: Wimbledon 2004: KEY MISSION TO LIFT THE NATION
Byline: PHIL CASEY TIM HENMAN and Greg Rusedski were today trying to lift the mood of the nation's sporting public following England's exit from Euro 2004. England looked on course to reach the semi-finals in Portugal,and perhaps even the final...
The Race for the Perfect Medicine
Byline: IAN HERNON & HELEN CLARKE LIVERPOOL medical researchers have been given pounds 2mfunding to help doctors predict the best treatment for patients. The grant will be used to develop tests to see how a person's genetic make-up can effect...
Why I'm Backing New Liverpool Rehab Centre
RECOVERING alcoholic Paul Gascoigne, who went public about his battle with the bottle while playing for Everton,is giving his enthusiastic backing to a soon-to-be-opened Liverpool rehab centre. SHARP -the Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme -has...