Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from May 1, 2010

ANFIELD IS STILL THE PLACE TO BE; Liverpool Can Attract Biggest Names, Insists Reina
Byline: DOMINIC KING PEPE REINA believes Liverpool's ability to remain major players in the transfer market will not be affected should they miss out on the Champions League. The Reds face Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow knowing anything other than...
Battle to Save Listed Building; City Property in Danger of Collapse
Byline: MARC WADDINGTON ENGINEERS were last night working on a listed building in Dale Street found to be in danger of collapse. The property, directly across from the council's municipal buildings, is Grade II-listed, but has been empty for...
Big,bad Wulfs; Maritime Tales by Stephen Guy of Merseyside Maritime Museum
Byline: Stephen Guy ALLIED merchant shipping carrying vital supplies used the convoy system in an attempt to protect itself from combined U-boat submarine and air attacks during the WWII. However, German sea and air forces were never fully co-ordinated...
Blew Liverpool Europa Semi in the First Leg
Byline: John ALDRIDGE DESPITE going out of the Europa RLeague, I thought we played ok against Atletico Madrid on Thursday night. The only time we didn't defend well in the game, they have managed to capitalise and grab a valuable away goal. ...
Boss Steve Sends Celtic through; LIVERPOOL COUNTY PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: JIM DAVIES PAGE CELTIC are through to the George Mahon Cup final on May 23 at Goodison Park after player-manager Steve Daley scored an 88th minute winner that broke Essemmay OB hearts . In the remaining quarter-final Waterloo Dock strolled...
Bringing Power to the People; as We Approach One of the Most Fascinating Elections in Generations Dawn Collinson Looks at Political Campaigns over the Decades: And the Winner?
Byline: Dawn Collinson THERE are just five days left before the nation goes to the polls and the country gets a new government - or maybe just more of the old one. For the first time this year, three televised debates have allowed voters to see...
Businessman Sues City Council for Pounds 5.7m; Papers Lodged in High Court over Failed Restaurant Venture
Byline: ALAN WESTON A LIVERPOOL businessman is suing the city council for more than pounds 5.7m after accusing officials of making fraudulent claims which led to the loss of his business. The allegation is made by Khaliqur Choudhury in a writ...
'CONFUSION' OVER TRAGIC BABY CARE; New Protocol after Boy Taken to Hospital 15 Minutes Away Instead of Closest
Byline: JANINE YAQOOB HEALTH bosses took action after confusion over "protocol" led paramedics to take a baby who had stopped breathing past his nearest hospital to one 15 minutes away. An inquest into the death of four-day old Oskar Klosowski...
Cops Name Man over 'Heinous' Raid on City Church
Byline: BEN ROSSINGTON POLICE named a man they want to find over a burglary at a church while the parish priest lay in his coffin before the altar. Detectives are anxious to speak to 31-year-old James Joseph Davidson after a spate of burglaries...
Deaths
CHRISTIANSEN -JOSEFINE (nee LANGE), April 26, 2010. Peacefully in her sleep at home, aged 85 years. Beloved wife of M a r t i n (d e c e a s e d ). Cherished mum of Margaret and Peter, mother-in-law to Billy and Joanne, devoted grandma to Martin and...
Deaths
BOLAND -JEAN, April 27, 2010. (Beautiful memories of my sister Jean, we may be worlds apart but you're always in our hearts.) -Loving sister Mary, brother in law John, Linda, John, Carol, Stephen, David, Pammy and Families. BOLAND -JEAN (nee BOWLES),...
Gangster 'Fears Life Behind Bars'
Byline: CHLOE GRIFFITHS NOTORIOUS gangster Daniel Gee fears he will "never see the light of day ain" after being jailed indefinitely. The drug dealer was put behind bars for the public's protection after a secret probe caught him conspiring to...
Heavy Hearts as Reds Face the Stark Truth; Another Season like This Is Unthinkable
Byline: DOMINIC KING ONE by one they sidled out of Anfield, some stopping to discuss the fallout of a traumatic night, others preferring to keep their own counsel. In a season of unrelenting depression, one that has seen Liverpool's stock slip...
History Boys Look to Next Chapter; AFC LIVERPOOL
Byline: PHIL KIRKBRIDE AFC LIVERPOOL created non-League history this week as caretaker boss Paul Moore's reign continues to flourish. The Valerie Park side became the first team ever to retain the Vodkat First Division League Trophy with Wednesday...
If Only the RFL Had Australia's Bottle
Byline: JAMES PEARCE ONE thing you have to admit about the people who run the Australian NRL: they don't pussyfoot around. Apparently Melbourne Storm have been cheating on the salary cap for a number of years and it has now come to light. ...
In Memoriam
BAILEY -BETTY, May 1, 2002. (8 Years without you Betty. I think of you in silence, what it meant to lose you Betty no one will ever know. My heart still aches my tears still fall, living my life without you is the hardest part of all. I miss you so...
Leaders Comecon Slip Up to Prenton; HOULIHANS
Byline: JIM DAVIES HALFWAY Prenton beat the odds to defeat table toppers Comecon 2-1 in the Third Division Cup as Danny Edwards and John McKay started the celebrations before Mairs notched a late reply. In the Challenge Cup semi-final second...
Leighton Is a Defender of Top Quality Ability; Moyes Salutes Blues Defender Who Has Developed a Tough Spirit
Byline: Greg O'KEEFFE THERE was a time when the careless back pass which gifted Fulham a goal at Goodison Park last weekend might have haunted Leighton Baines for weeks. By his manager's admission, there have been times when Baines has been hampered...
Linnets Look to Brighter Future; BURSCOUGH
Byline: PHIL KIRKBRIDE BURSCOUGH'S future looks brighter today after a deal was struck to sell their Victoria Park ground. The proceeds of the reported pounds 300,000 sale of Victoria Park to housing developer Chequer Properties will help pay off...
Liscard Take Title at First Attempt; WALLASEY & DISTRICT
Byline: JIM DAVIES FOLLOWING the 2-1 midweek victory over Big House, Liscard Bronze have taken the Premier Division title at the first attempt, after winning promotion the previous year. Neston Nomads are now the proud holders of the Youth Division...
Lorraine Is Kept Busy Breaking Down Barriers; Lorraine Gradwell, Founder, Breakthrough UK My Day: As Chief Executive of Breakthrough UK, Lorraine GradwellMBEtackles the Barriers to Independence Experienced by Disabled People. This Is Her Day
Byline: EMMA THOMPSON 8am: Truth be said, there's no such thing as a typical day for me.... If I'm in the Liverpool office, in Edmund Street, then I'll be en route by now. If I'm talking to policy-makers in Whitehall I'll be ensconced on a train...
Maddox Wants to Lay Down the Law Next Season; FORMBY
Byline: PHIL KIRKBRIDE FORMBY manager Mark Maddox is confident of keeping hold of his star player. Picking up free agent John Lawless, Maddox has seen the former TNS and Marine man lead the Squirrels' charge from relegation. Lawless has been...
MasterMinds
1. Which meal was taken at Tiffany''s in the film with Audrey Hepburn? 2. Which Miss was Maggie Smith whose Prime won an Oscar? 3. Which musical by Lionel Bart was based on a Dickens novel? 4. Which nanny did Julie Andrews play? 5. Which role did Warren...
Motormen's Player Hunt Picking Up Speed - Mac; VAUXHALL
Byline: PHIL KIRKBRIDE VAUXHALL MOTORS boss Carl Macauley has promised to step up his search for new players after a key duo committed for next season. The Motormen are now preparing for life in the Evo-Stik Premier Division after relegation...
Murtagh Can Unwrap Perfect Gift in St Nic; Abbey Can Stay in Habit of Winning
Byline: Horse Power PENITENT had just galloped on stoutly to win the 'Lincoln' handicap at Doncaster in late March when Johnny Murtagh, the successful rider, was asked for an interview. Though he was happy to talk about the way Penitent had been...
Old Pals
MY maternal grandmother, Theresa Pierce, born at 10 Gibraltar Street, Liverpool on June 21, 1874 was the daughter of a Patrick Henry Lyons (born 1826 at St Paul's Square, Liverpool). He was married twice. The first marriage was to Ellen McDonald...
Pair Jailed on Cover-Up over Killing
Byline: CHLOE GRIFFITHS TWO young women who lied to police to try and help their killer boyfriends escape justice were put behind bars. Nicola Occleston, 24, and Toni McCall, 22, provided false alibis for brothers Stephen and Lee Coulter in a...
'PANCAKE' BAILED OVER SHOOTING; Police Investigation Continues into Gun Death
Byline: BEN ROSSINGTON A CITY gangster was bailed last night over a gangland murder. James "Pancake" Taylor, 30, was allowed home after a day of questioning by detectives investigating the death of West Derby dad Nicky Ayers. Ayers was gunned...
Preview
Byline: Catherine Jones THE Mark Bruce Company is bringing its startling new dance work to Liverpool this month. Love And War will be performed at the Black-E on May 14. Bruce will use the Chinatown arts venue's theatre-in-the-round to plunge...
Quiz
TENNERS are on offer again to the winners of our Sports Quiz. Senders of the first two correct entries pulled out will receive the cash. Answer the questions in bold and send your entries on postcards or sealed down envelopes to Football ECHO...
READY TO HIT BACK; Babel Warns Title-Chasing Chelsea to Beware as Wounded Reds Eager to Banish Euro Blues: WE WANT TO WIN OUR LAST TWO GAMES, SAYS BABEL
Byline: GREG O'KEEFFE RYAN BABEL has warned Chelsea to prepare for a Liverpool backlash as he spoke of the squad's determination to make their last home game of the season a winning one. The Reds have had little time to recover from Thursday...
Reds 'Facts' That Tell a Grim Story; Your Shout Do You Want to Air Your Views in the Liveliest Letters Pages in Merseyside? Write to Us At: Your Shout, Football ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB, or Email Us At: Sport @Liverpoolecho.Co.UK FANS' VIEWS ON THE BIG ISSUES
Acouple of points in reponse to Mr Beard's recent letter. Firstly, despite Everton's recent run of good form and Liverpool's awful season I can assure all Everton fans that us Reds are not 'deeply concerned' about any shifting of power on Merseyside....
Reds Must Go All out to Win : Just like We Did 15 Years Ago; Forget United - Liverpool Is All That Matters, Whatever the Circumstances: Dominic KING
YOU will, by now, be familiar with the theory. With Chelsea the only club able to stop Manchester United clinching a 19th league title, the idea is that it will be easy for them when they arrive at Anfield tomorrow. Listening to Pepe Reina speak...
Rovers Will Fly out of the Blocks at Prenton; Tranmere Ready to Fight for League Survival
Byline: Nick HILTON TRANMERE will be under instructions to come flying out of the blocks when the starting pistol is fired on the most important game of the season at Prenton Park this after noon. Rovers hopes of holding onto a place in League...
Save Time and Get Packing! Underthe Hammer by John Crane of Cato Crane Auctioneers
Byline: John Crane ALL occupations probably have elements which are irritating to those engaged in them. Mine is no different and I will share one with you. I might be approaching middle age and becoming a grump! It is the packing that takes...
Season's End Has Bitter Taste for LSH
Byline: JAMES PEARCE LIVERPOOL St Helens withdrew from the Lancashire Trophy this week in protest at the "crazy" fixture schedule. Their quarter-final tie with Blackburn was supposed to be played back in November and LSH's subsequent attempts...
SowhoRU All Picking? Scouse Poll Backs Mayweather
Byline: NICK PEET FORGET next week's General Election, the most exciting voting poll this right now is undoubtedly the one surrounding tonight's clash of the welterweight greats in Las Vegas. The greatest boxer in the sport today, Floyd Mayweather,...
Stats the Way to Do It!
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE LAST WEEK'S TIPS 1st goal before 30th minute has to be the bet at Hull.... Result: Won 7th min Wigan to win most corners, West Ham the match....Result: Won 4-5 & 3-2! Wolves and Blackburn to draw....................................................
Sunday'S MOVIES
Sunday'S MOVIES Kill Bill: Vol Two (Sky Movies Action & Adventure, 9.00pm) The Bride continues her relentless quest to exact vengeance on the group responsible for trying to kill her. Two more of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stand in her...
Tales from the Past
Byline: Tom Slemen ON Wednesday, 1 May 2002, I entered the house of a friend who was on holiday, picked up his mail in the hallway, and placed it neatly in his letter rack. I was about to go and check all the rooms in the place when I suddenly...
Test of Nerve as Athletic Take Plate; CARLSBERG WEST CHESHIRE: Bebington Win Youth Trophy after Penalty Shoot-Out Drama
Byline: JAMES DAVIES BEBINGTON Athletic won the Youth Division plate at Ashville Town when they succeeded 4-2 on penalties after extra time against Maghull. Hale lifted the Liverpool County FA Intermediate Cup in midweek, beating Old Cathinians...
Three Men Who Must Do Much Better
Byline: PaddyShennan LIKE so many other things in life, they were interesting at the start - and then descended into utter tedium Familiarity bred contempt for the leaders' debates - all the presentational posturing, together with the showbiz...
Tigers Mauling Puts Final in Sight; Moore Makes Everton Merrier in Play-Off
Byline: JAMES PEARCE EVERTON T..............95 NEWCASTLE ....79 EVERTON Tigers have got one foot in the final of the BBL play-offs after an extraordinary demolition of treble-chasing Newcastle Eagles at Greenbank Academy last night. The Tigers...
Today's Movies
TODAY'S MOVIES Transporter 3 (Sky Movies Action & Adventure, 10.50pm) FILM OF THE DAY Underworld courier Frank Martin's latest assignment involves transporting the kidnapped daughter of a crooked government minister across Europe on behalf of an...
Tranmere Ask Fans for Views; Nick Hilton's ROVERFLOW ROVERFLOW
Byline: Nick Hilton TRANMERE plan to take a poll of supporters next season to assess opinions on the match-day experience at Prenton Park. Fans will be asked for their views on a variety of issues, including a proposal to move home supporters...
Tweddle in Focus Ahead of European Test; GYMNASTICS
ALL EYES will be on Beth Tweddle when she leads Great Britain into action at the European Championships in Birmingham today. Having won world and European gold medals in 2009, Tweddle is aware she will be the focus of the photographers' lens and...
Voter Apathy? There's More to This City Than That
Byline: Jade WRIGHT THERE''S an odd statistic that keeps creeping up in election facts and figures - it is that Liverpool Riverside has had the lowest voter turnout in the last two general elections. National media (the types who work for media...
Watson Sets His Transfer Deadline; SOUTHPORT
Byline: PHIL KIRKBRIDE LIAM WATSON has set himself a deadline of May 25 to have his transfer dealings wrapped up. The Sandgrounders' boss is adamant all his close season business will be concluded before he jets off for a well earned holiday....
Weekend TVwith Jade Wright
Byline: Jade Wright THE Weeping Angels and River Song burst back into the Whoniverse last week. The archaeologist is no longer all sweetness and light, and seeing the dark side of her nature has made her all the more interesting. But now,...
We'll Be a Big Hit Down under, Says Everton's Aussie Ace Cahill; Cahill: Everton Will Be Big Hit Down Under
Byline: GREG O'KEEFFE TIM CAHILL today predicted Everton can reap huge benefits from their pre-season tour to Australia. The Socceroos star is thrilled at the three-week tour Down Under, and is especially pleased it will include a trip to his...
We'll Keep on for as Long as Chance Is There
Byline: Barry HORNE EVERTON'S excellent form so far in 2010 means there is still a chance we could have something riding on our last game at home to Portsmouth next Sunday. Of course for that to happen the Blues need to win at Stoke today and...
Why Short Is for Hungary New Success; Good to See Ex-Blue Craig Back in Game
Byline: GREG O'KEEFFE CRAIG Short was a reassuringly solid, towering presence at the heart of Everton's defence for 104 games over four seasons. The 6ft 3in Ted Danson look-a-like was a no-nonsense centre back with an added aerial threat in the...