Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from December 29, 2006

Astrology
Byline: Claire Petulengro ARIES Mar 21-Apr 20 There appears to be quite a bit of confusion over money matters and you may find it necessary to make a trip of some s ort and to get some answers from those in the know. Call now to hear why you're...
Beware Thompson Backlash - Moore; LEAGUE ONE: NOTTM FOREST V TRANMERE CITY GROUND, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 3PM 'Defender Played Too Well for Our Own Good' - Boss
Byline: By NICK HILTON RONNIE MOORE warned that John Thompson's loan spell at Prenton Park could backfire on Rovers as the defender faces his old side with Nottingham Forest tomorrow. Thompson enjoyed such a productive time in Wirral during a...
Cricket: PIETERSON'S SWITCH 'NO PANIC MEASURE' the ASHES 2006/07 Fletcher on Defensive in Batting Order Row
Byline: By MYLES HODGSON DUNCAN Fletcher has insisted England's surprise decision to promote Kevin Pietersen up the batting order midway through the fourth Test was not a panic measure. Pietersen has been England's most consistent batsman during...
Darts: Taylor Blasts Rivals
PHIL Taylor hit out today at the rival players he claims are jealous of the rewards yielded by his astonishing success. 'The Power' was speaking after his Lad-brokes.com World Championship third-round match against Chris Mason, which he won 4-0,...
District News North
KIRKBY: A business academy initiative, which has been proven to encourage more students to go on to higher education is being launched at a Knows-ley school. All Saints Catholic High school, Kirkby, is becoming a member of the UK Career Academy Foundation,...
Football: ARTETA'S HOMING CALL; PREMIERSHIP: EVERTON V NEWCASTLE GOODISON PARK, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 3pm Goodison Form Needs Boosting Further Insists Spanish Ace
Byline: Dominic King HAVING suffered just three defeats on home soil during the past 12 months, Everton have strengthened the ramparts around Fortress Goodison in 2006. But Mikel Arteta, believes the Blues are going to have to improve that record...
Football: Blues' Chance to Lift the Fans
Byline: Howard KENDALL HAD you offered David Moyes two wins and two draws from Ever-ton's festive fixture list before travelling to Reading, I'm pretty sure he would have happily accepted. But after doing the hard part - winning at the Made]...
Football: Everpool 2006; No Place for Carra as Lescott-Agger Partnership Is Full of Promise
Byline: David PRENTICE EXACTLY 12 months ago, this column's postbag bulged. Nothing to do with belated Christmas cards, mind. Or even tomorrow's birthday celebrations (no more scotch, please, unless it's Lagavulin. A pint is fine). No, it was...
Football: Moyes: I Want All Six Points
Byline: By DOMINIC KING DAVID MOYES today set his sights on finishing the year with a bang - and starting 2007 in a similarly positive fashion. Everton kick-off two games in 48 hours tomorrow by welcoming Newcastle United to Goodison Park before...
Football: REDS CHASING TEENAGE STAR; Battle on to Land Young Scottish Ace
Byline: By CHRIS BASCOMBE LIVERPOOL are in battle with Manchester United to sign Scottish wonderkid James Mc- Carthy. The 16-year-old Hamilton Academicals midfielder spent a week on trial at Melwood last week. Manager Rafa Benitez was so impressed...
Football: Roeder to Keep Faith with His Young Magpies
NEWCASTLE boss Glenn Roeder may have to rely on his fledgling defenders at Everton tomorrow. The 51-year-old was forced to field a back four at Bolton on Boxing Day in which 23-year-old Peter Ramage was by far the oldest man. Ramage lined up...
Football: TIME FOR RAFA'S REDS TO SHOW SECOND SKIN; MID TERM REPORT: PREMIERSHIP: TOTTENHAM V LIVERPOOL WHITE HART LANE, TOMORROW 3pm: Part Two of Season Must Be an Improvement on Opening Half of 2006-07
Byline: Chris Bascombe LIVERPOOL hope the remainder of the season echoes manyof their performances. Better in the second half. The year 2006 is closing with the Reds having failed to halt the mood swinging which has become synonymous with the recent...
In Agony and with His Foot Blown off. Iraq Hero Simon Tended to His Stricken Pals
Byline: By MIKE HORNBY A MERSE YSIDE soldier, whose foot was blown off by a roadside bomb in Iraq, gave first aid to injured colleagues as he waited for rescue. Brave Simon Flores went to the aid of his fellow soldiers as they lay injured after...
Men the Police Would like to Trace; Mersey Victims of Violent Deaths
MURDER squad detectives investigating the killing of Royal Navy sailor Anthony Cavanagh have re-issued details of a man they wish to trace. Police believe David Samuel Corkhill, 24, could be holding information that will lead to Mr Cavanagh's killers...
NON-LEAGUE: Lairds in Crunch at the Top
Byline: By DAVID BASSETT CAMMELL Laird can take a huge step forward in their bid for a third consecutive promotion when they travel to UniBond First Division leaders Buxton tomorrow. Third placed Lairds are nine points behind the Derbyshire side,...
NON-LEAGUE: Macauley Keen to Halt Motormen's Slide into Danger
Byline: By DAVID BASSETT VAUXHALL Motors are desperate to halt the slump that has seen them drop alarmingly towards the Conference North relegation zone. Less than a month ago, the Motormen were only three points off top spot, but four consecutive...
Number Six on Course
Byline: By MIKE TORPEY GRAND National hero Numbersixvalverde is bang on course for the defence of his Aintree crown after an eyecatching return to action in a handicap hurdle at Leopardstown on Wednesday. The 10-year-old finished fourth behind...
PLANT'S AID BID FOR NEW ASTRA; Government Cash Package
Byline: By SAM LISTER A MULTI-million pound government package is aiming to help Ellesmere Port's Vaux-hall plant win the new Astra contract. The factory is competing with four other European sites for the lucrative deal to build the latest model....
Pounds 5,000 'An Insult' to Son's Memory; Mother Angry over Payout from Hospital
Byline: By HOMA KHALEELI A MIDWIFE who sued her own hospital over her son's death today said the compensation paid was an insult to his memory. Carol Holland, 50, was offered pounds 5,000 by Whiston hospital after her son David, 28, died there...
Seized: The Sunbeds That Could Fry You; Exclusive
Byline: By BEN ROSSINGTON Crime Reporter SUNBEDS which could fry people using them have been seized on Merseyside. With no temperature gauge, a lack of timers and no auto-switch off, the potentially-lethal tanning beds were being lent out by...
Shame of Auntie's Own Goal; Speaking Up for Scousers
Byline: Tony Barrett I HAD vowed never again to write the words Kelvin and MacKenzie in the same sentence again unless I was doing his obituary. My thinking, as it usually is, was simple. This is a man who wears our outrage like a badge of honour,...
Wanted! Figures Show 416 Mersey Suspects Are on the Run
Byline: By BEN ROSSINGTON Crime Reporter MORE than 400 wanted and potentially dangerous offenders are on the run from Merseyside. New figures show 416 Category-A suspects have skipped bail in the region and are on a police wanted list. The...
WORLD AT THEIR FEET; Cahill, Gerrard and Woods Enjoy Moments of Magic in Second Part of Reviewof the Year
MAY Good month for... Beth Tweddle. "I knew I was good enough to win the title," said Beth, after becoming Britain's first senior European gynastics champion in Greece. Duncan Ferguson, who signed off his football career with a point-saving penalty...
Wow! It's a Man's World in the Sales
Byline: By MIKE HORNBY MERSEYSIDE'S men led the pack in the annual hunt for sales bargains. Sales of suits and accessories as well as cologne and grooming products were helping make this January sale a likely record-breaker for retailers. ...