Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from April 29, 2008

A Critical Reaction
REACTION to the opening of Tate Liverpool was often brutal. Some of the most hardhitting first-day comments came from where they would be least expected - from artists themselves. Liverpool favourite Frank Hendry wrote to the ECHO: "The new gallery...
Art of the Psychedelic Era
Byline: Joe Riley THE year 1967 saw the legendary Summer of Love. Scott McKenzie was at No. 1 with the anthem of the era - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair). In May, 2005, Tate Liverpool responded with the first full...
A Whole Generation of Liverpudlians Have Grown Up with the Tate on Their Doorstep - as Have Seven Generations of University Students. Lewis Biggs, Now Director of the Liverpool Biennial, Recalls His Decade Running Tate Liverpool
Now Tate Liverpool is recognised as among the most successful visitor attractions in the country, it's easy to forget how strange it was in 1988. For a start, there was the branding. Everyone knew that "Tate" meant "Turners and Constables". So everyone...
BARBARA WILL SING FOR RHYS; Liverpool Unites
Byline: By LUKE TRAYNOR ACCLAIMED singer and actress Barbara Dickson has joined the line up for the Rhys Jones concert at the ECHO arena. She is the latest star who will wow the crowds on August 15 for a special evening in memory of the 11-year-old....
Bar Stools Fly in Brothers' Brawl; 20 Fight in 4am Rumpus as Club Bans Party
Byline: By CHLOE GRIFFITHS TWO brothers have admitted starting a mass brawl outside a late-night city centre bar. Colin Fitzgibbon, 37, and his brother Brian Fitzgibbon, 24, pleaded guilty to affray following a disturbance that broke out outside...
Blaze Guts Empty Shop; Fire Crews Battle Fire through the Night
Byline: By VICKI KELLAWAY FIRE crews were this morning still at the scene of a fire which destroyed a former carpet store and damaged six refurbished shops and flats. Flames tore through a three-storey terrace in Seaforth Road, Seaforth, at 3pmyesterday....
Boardman and May Are Top Guns in Win
Byline: MARK JONES GOALS from Jack Boardman and James May ensured that Red Guns hit top gear in a 2-1 under-16swin over Northfield. Elsewhere, Danny Green's double helped Mossbank (Craig Ellison, Kieran Smith) beat Marina Celtic 4-0, while Crosby...
Boxing: TREBLE CHALLENGE ON NATIONAL TRAIL; Mersey Trio's Sights Set on ABA Title Glory
Byline: By NICK PEET MERSEYSIDE will have a hat-trick of boxers gunning for national titles in this year's Senior ABA Championships finals at York Hall on Friday, May 16. Rotunda club double act Liam Smith and Michael Fielding will be joined...
CITY SCHOOL BANS AMY SLIP-ON SHOES; Head Says Soles Are Dangerous
Byline: By BEN TURNER & VICKI KELLAWAY A LIVERPOOL school is banning slip-on shoes to stop playground accidents. Broadgreen primary insists girls wearing the balletstyle footwear are risking injury and breaching uniform policy. Today the...
Cricket: Trinidad Star Lifts Chester
Byline: By DAVID JONES BOTH Warren Goodwin and skipper Steve Ogilby scored over 400 runs apiece to help keep relegation away from Chester Boughton Hall's door last season. The Filkins Lane club eventually finished ninth in the Right Move Abroad...
Critical Issues Facing City in 2008; VOTE 08
THE ECHO yesterday unveiled its charter for change ahead of the May 1 council elections. We challenged the city's two main political parties to tell you how they will handle 12 of the burning issues facing Liverpool in 2008. After addressing the first...
DEALER BACK WHERE HE BELONGS - IN JAIL; 19 Years for Drugs Man
Byline: By CHLOE GRIFFITHS A PERSISTENT drug dealer has been jailed for 14 years for stashing pounds 400,000 of heroin and cannabis in a flat. Phillip Cray was on licence from a 16-year prison sentence for importing class A drugs when he was...
DIAMONDS SPARKLE IN 11-GOAL THRILLER; AROUND THE LEAGUES WITH MARK JONES Semi-Final Tie Sees Kingsley Pipped in Extra Time BOOTLE
A THRILLING under-lOs Divisional Cup semi-final eventually went the way of Woolton Diamonds after a tie that produced 11 goals. James Wolfe and Kyle Davies each scored twice for Diamonds, with Oliver King and Joe Harvey also on target in a 6-5 win...
Dry-Cleaners Suffer a 'Difficult Year'
Byline: By NEIL HODGSON Industry Reporter JOHNSON Service Group today admitted to suffering a "difficult year" and faces further upheaval to stabilise its fortunes. The dry-cleaning group revealed a fall in total continuing revenues for the year...
EAGLES SWOOP TO END TREBLE HOPES; Alice Petricca League Under-9s Endeavour Shield Final, St George's Eagles V Holy Rosary Raiders Dooley Stars in Cup Final Victory
Byline: By PHIL BRIDGES at St George's School Pictures by GEOFF DAVIES ST GEORGE'S EAGLES 3 HOLY ROSARY RAIDERS 2 JAKE DOOLEY converted two penalties as St George's Eagles edged out Holy Rosary Raiders 3-2 to scoop the under-9s Endeavour Shield....
Football: ALL PRESSURE IS ON CHELSEA; REDS in EUROPE 2007-2008 Benitez Says Expectations of Home Fans Will Favour Reds
Byline: By TONY BARRETT RAFA BENITEZ today insisted that it is Chelsea and not Liverpool who are under most pressure ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League showdown at Stamford Bridge. The Reds' boss believes the expectations of the Chelsea...
Football: A MISSED SITTER HID THE START OF DEAN LEGEND; EVERY GAME . . . EVERY GOAL . . . DOZEN BY DOZEN DIXIE'S SIXTY: PART ONE - THE FIRST DOZEN Early Error No Sign of What Was to Come
Byline: David Prentice Chief Sports Writer DIXIE DEAN opened his record-breaking season in "sensational" fashion. But missing a sitter just yards from goal wasn't the sensation fans were hoping for! No-one expected Everton's 20-year-old centre-forward...
Football: Confidence Points to Big Show at Emirates; Blues Have the Quality to Keep Ahead of Villa
Byline: Nigel MARTYN A POPULAR theory has it that Everton's draw with Aston Villa on Sunday means they have surrendered the initiative in the race for Europe. Don't believe it for one minute! Things will become much clearer following the next...
Football: Dominant Blues Hit Addicks for Six; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
Byline: By PAUL GARRITY FARA WILLIAMS and Becky Easton each scored doubles as Everton thrashed bottom of the table Charlton 6-0. The Blues have now guaranteed second place, just days after Arsenal wrapped up the title. England midfielder Williams...
Football: Lawson Wary of Curzon; NON-LEAGUE
Byline: By DAVID BASSETT TOMMY LAWSON is taking nothing for granted as his Skelmersdale United side entertain Curzon Ashton tonight in their Uni Bond First Division North play-off semi-final. Skem beat the Manchester outfit 4-1 in their final...
Football: Neville Rallies Players
Byline: By DOMINIC KING PHIL NEVILLE today called on Everton's players to take inspiration from their best 45 minutes of the season and move a step closer to booking a return to Europe. Neville is not fazed by the prospect of a trip to the Emirates...
Football: Reds Have Had the Edge - but Little Luck
Byline: Ian RUSH LIVERPOOL may have conceded an away goal in the first leg, but I still have a sneaking feeling it will be they and not Chelsea who will make it through to the final in Moscow. On three of the four occasions the two have met so...
Football: WE WILL MARCH ON TO MOSCOW; CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG: CHELSEA V LIVERPOOL STAMFORD BRIDGE, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 7.45pm, SKY SPORTS 2 Keeper Reina Insists Reds Will Relish Role as Underdogs
Byline: Tony Barrett Liverpool Writer IT IS almost a year to the day since Pepe Reina etched his name in Anfield folklore with an incredible display of spot-kick heroics against Chelsea. Following in the footsteps of predecessors Jerzy Dudek...
Give Us a Place to Go; Teen Talk WET Weekend
Byline: Chelsea Conway PICTURE the scene: a group of girls sitting on a bench in St John's Gardens, talking, staring at boys in skinny jeans, doing usual friends stuff ... Now, what's wrong with that? Apparently some people do think there's...
High Time for Me to Leave Fantasy Island Behind
Byline: Dawn Collinson IT'S perhaps for the best that fantasy so rarely becomes reality. By which I don't mean fantasy in the Dear Deirdre sense, where just about anything is acceptable so long as everyone is 'comfortable' with it. What I...
It Was, as They Say, an Auspicious Occasion: May 23, 1988 - the Official Opening of the Tate of the North, Now Universally Acclaimed as Tate Liverpool. Creating a Modern Art Gallery in a Liverpool Dock Was One of the First Steps in Revitalising the City. Joe Riley Reports
Byline: Joe Riley But also a date not without its own inbuilt irony, as Prince Charles gave the Royal seal of approval to an idea that began on the back of an envelope. Charles's great-great-great grandfather, Prince Albert, would have been,...
It Was Just a Glass of Water on a Shelf and Carried the Title, an Oak Tree
Visitors to Tate Liverpool scratched their heads, but failed to see anything like an oak tree. Mad, some people suggested. The notorious exhibit was in the first-ever exhibition, Starlit Waters, at the gallery and set the tone. There was to be no...
Kate's First Words to Me Were: Madeleine Will Be So Frightened; Madeleine ONE YEAR ON
The night Madeleine disappeared Thursday, May 3 2007 ALAN Ball's funeral and memorial service took place at Winchester cathedral, while Liverpool fans were trying to book flights to Athens after seeing their team beat Chelsea on penalties to reach...
Last Night's TV; Glamour Girls (BBC3)
Byline: Richard Irvine I'VE never dreamt of being a model; I always wanted to be a long distance lorry driver. This lack of ambition leaves me in the minority, apparently. According to Glamour Girls, two thirds of 15-19 year old girls want...
Martial Arts: Cage Drama Passes the Screen Test; MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Byline: By NICK PEET A NEAR capacity crowd lapped up a series of first round stoppages as Cage Gladiators VII played up to the ITV4 cameras at the Olympia on Sunday night. The show will be screened in a two-hour special to be aired next month...
Mooney Praises Players
Byline: By JAMES PEARCE GUILDFORD HEAT 81 EVERTON TIGERS 72 EVERTON Tigers coach Henry Mooney saluted his players after they bowed out of the British Basketball League Championship play-offs at Guildford Heat. The Tigers produced a gutsy...
NEW LIFE ENDED IN TRAGEDY; Rebecca Killed on Clear Road
Byline: By KEVIN CORE A YOUNG Merseyside woman was knocked down and killed the day after she moved to London to start a new life. Rebecca Williams, 25, died instantly after being hit by a car as she crossed a three-lane dual-carriageway at traffic...
Paula Rego Retrospective
Byline: Philip Key IT WAS like a family reunion, explained artist Paula Rego when she came to see her retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 1997, the only show at the gallery that year. Portuguese-born but settled in Britain, she was meeting up...
Peacock's Feather in Final; AROUND THE LEAGUES WITH MARK JONES SOUTH LIVERPOOL
FUR and Feather under-12s had a good week, and they'll be proud of their Peacock! Joe Peacock scored in both games as Feather won their cup guarter-final 4-0 against Marshalls Barkhill (Matty Lundy 2, Elliot Fagan) and their semi-final 3-1 against...
Pirelli's Wheelie Good for Golf; in Association with Fish4cars Higher Top Speed for New GTI
Byline: edited by Mike Torpey THE Pirelli name is about to make a return to theGolf GTI range a quarter of a century after the original. First introduced in May 1983 the GTI Pirelli was based on the original Golf and featured distinctive Pirelli...
Plugs & Points; in Association with Fish4cars
Byline: edited by Mike Torpey THE spectre of the pounds 5 gallon of petrol or diesel is waiting for motorists just around the corner, warns the AA. Compared with just a month ago, a litre of petrol costs 1.3p more at 108.06p per litre and diesel...
Rankin and Barnes Seal Title as Mags See Red; BELLE VALE
Byline: MARK JONES THE REDS were crowned under-11s league champions after a 2-1 win over title rivals Mags Youth. Goals from Matthew Rankin and Stephen Barnes sealed the success while Netherley WLL won the Knockout Cup, beating Woolton Tigers...
Review: FALLING OUT WITH THE JONESES Liverpool Actors' Studio, Seel Street
Byline: by Peter Grant THERE are three plays struggling to get out of this Actors' Studio production - the first full-length dramatic outing by 28-year-old Scott Murphy (pictured). This graduate from the Everyman and Playhouse theatres Young...
ROVERS INVOLVED IN TAKEOVER TALKS; Portuguese Firm Eye Tranmere after Swindon Breakdown
Byline: By NICK HILTON TRANMERE Rovers are the latest club to become a target for foreign investors. A Portuguese investment company is thought to be in negotiations with the Prenton Park club with a view to becoming the potential new owners....
TATE and Smile!
TATE Liverpool will throw open its doors for special events this bank holiday weekend - to wish itself a Happy Birthday. Visitors of all ages will be encouraged to rediscover the finest modern and contemporary art, enjoy a variety of activities...
The First 20 Years of Tate Liverpool Have Coincided with an Explosive Growth in the Appreciation and Enjoyment of the Visual Arts
The gallery's expansion and popularity over the past two decades is a reflection of the increasing national interest in modern and contemporary art, perhaps best illustrated by the incredible success of the Turner Prize 2007 in Liverpool (the first...
The Lucky 13 Win Place in HUB Festival; 08 Days A Week
Byline: By SAMANTHA PARKER THIRTEEN acts have been chosen to perform at the HUB festival in Liverpool. A record number of bands applied to perform at the UK's biggest free urban youth festival, organisers can reveal. A total of 145 bands responded...
The Tate Became Famous - or Should It Be Infamous? - for Once Displaying a Pile of Bricks and Calling It Art. Arts Editors Philip Key and Joe Riley Look Back on Some of Their Favourite Exhibitions in Tate Liverpool's 20-Year History Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture
Byline: Joe Riley Then Tate Liverpool went a step further - by featuring a stack of Brillo soap pad boxes. However, this time around public reaction was far more positive. For behind Brillo lay the brilliant idea of recreating the first-ever...
Time to Show off Your True Talent; WIN WET Weekend
AND your talent is ..? But of course, we don't need Simon Cowell to ask us that. Weeks in to the new series of Britain's Got Talent and we all think we're better than the acts who have auditioned so far. Pie Jesu? They've not heard my Walking...
Tories: How We Saved Liverpool; Osborne: We Have Strong Link to City
Byline: By NEIL HODGSON Industry Reporter SHADOW Chancellor George Osborne has claimed that Liverpool's resurgence is due to Conservative policies. Mr Osborne was speaking at the British Chambers of Commerce annual meeting in the Kings Waterfront...
Travel: I Really Loved Being Queen of the Castle; Mary Murtagh's Luxury Dream Comes True in Dromoland
MACCA got married in one and Jeremy Irons calls his home so when I got the chance to stay at a lavish Irish castle I could hardly say no. Dromoland Castle in County Clare is the stuff of film sets, romantic novels and history books. Its imposing...
WEB PERV CAUGHT BY COP POSING AS GIRL, 14; Man Asked for Pictures of Child
Byline: By CHLOE GRIFFITHS A PAEDOPHILE was caught when he targeted an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. James Buntain responded to an advert on an internet chatroom by an officer pretending to be a schoolgirl called Katie....
You Keep Asking Yourself: 'Why Did They Think It Was All Right to Leave the Children?' EXCLUSIVE in the Concluding Part of His Series Marking the First Anniversary of Madeleine McCann's Disappearance, Chief Feature Writer Paddy Shennan Hears How Her Grandmother Is Still Struggling to Come to Terms with the Decision Taken by Nine People on That Fateful Night
Byline: Paddy Shennan "I COULD shake all of them, every single one of them," says Susan Healy, the mother of Liverpool-born Kate McCann. It all comes back to that night. That fateful, nightmarish night of Thursday May 3, 2007 - and that fateful...