Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from October 18, 2008

Band Hits the Big Time; Crosby Group to Play at 02
Byline: By TINA MILES Showbiz Reporter FORMER Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has chosen an unsigned Merseyside band to showcase their talents at London'sO2 arena. Crosby band Endbutt Lane will play their biggest gig on a specially designed busking...
Becky Gets Creative to Please Her Clients; MY DAY Becky Dewhurst, Account Director, Clarity Creation Becky Dewhurst Is an Account Director for Marketing Agency Clarity Creation. This Is Her Day
Byline: By EMMA THOMPSON 7.30am: I arrive at the gym in the Marriott, opposite work. It's the only time I can seem to fit in a workout, but although it's early I love it - it sets me up for the day. 8.45am: It's straight to the kettle as soon...
Benitez Sees His Squad Left Thin on the Ground; Liverpool V Wigan Anfield, Today, 3pm
Byline: TONY BARRETT FOR a man who places enormous store on preparation, the past fortnight has been a difficult one for Rafa Benitez. Deprived of most of his players because of the international fixture schedule, the Reds boss has found preparing...
Blues Boss Is Well Placed to Confound the Sceptics; Arsenal V Everton the Emirates, Today, Kick-Off 3pm
Byline: DOMINIC KING IF Everton Football Club has undergone a dramatic transformation during the past six years, for David Moyes one thing still remains the same. When he left Preston North End in March 2002, charged with the task of restoring...
Blues Suffered Capital Punishment; Past Master
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE EVERTON make their third visit to Arsenal's impressive new stadium today - with a draw and a narrow defeat under their belts. Highbury, however, was never a happy hunting ground for the Blues. They lost their last 10...
Carer Falsely Claimed Thousands in Benefits
A FORMER care worker swindled nearly pounds 20,000 in benefits after being released from prison for sexually abusing girls. Gail Stack was jailed for six years in 2000 after being convicted of a string of sex attacks on young girls. She was released...
Champion with Right Approach; Bolger Is Poised for Double Joy Horse Power
Byline: MIKE TORPEY DERBY winner New Approach looks to have the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (3.10) at his mercy this afternoon at Newmarket. Jim Bolger's colt scored on Champions Day last year when winning the Dewhurst and has already proved...
CITY BILL FOR EXPO 2010 WILL BE Pounds 4.5m
Byline: By MARC WADDINGTON Political Reporter LIVERPOOL'S pitch at an international trade fair could cost pounds 4.5m. The six-month 2010 Shanghai Expo will be an opportunity for Liverpool council and Merseyside businesses to promote themselves...
CITY CENTRE TERROR GANG JAILED; EXCLUSIVE American-Style 'Gangstas' Led Violent Campaign
Byline: By BEN ROSSINGTON Crime Reporter MEMBERS of a self-styled American "gangsta" crew who terrorised Liverpool city centre were today behind bars. Police hope they have seen the back of the gang who call themselves the "Town Boyz". As...
Clubs Attack Fight Game on Internet; Reds and Blues Condemn Football "Beat 'Emup" on Web
Byline: By NEIL HODGSON LIVERPOOL and Everton have condemned a new internet game which encourages fans to join rival gangs and beat each other up to win points. Little Hooliganz already has 18,000 members who can buy virtual weapons like Samurai...
Conway Glory Days
Byline: By Stephen Guy of Merseyside Maritime Museum IT WAS a gripping sight - a great wooden warship wrecked on a rocky, seaweed-covered beach. This was the training ship Conway, and despite being beached in the Menai Strait she was still a...
Dance Banned; How Sinatra Fell Foul of the BBC Censors Flash Back Jade Wright Talks to Music Buff Spencer Leigh about Why the Beeb Decided to Slap a Ban on Some Top Pop Records
Byline: Jade Wright THESE are the records so shocking they had to ban them. Or may be not. Censorship rules at the BBC have come a long way since 1931, as a new CD compilation put together by Radio Merseyside's Spencer Leigh shows. He's...
DAY CENTRE CHIEFS MAKE CHARGES VOW; Most Users 'Won't Be Paying' New Pounds 10 Fee
Byline: By MARC WADDINGTON Political Reporter CARE bosses today moved to calm fears about controversial plans to charge disabled people to use day centres. Centre users say they were "horrified" to receive letters informing them they could have...
Dynamo Danny Has the Answer; BIRKENHEAD SUNDAY Corinthian
Byline: BRIAN FLANAGAN DANNY Mooney, Steve Kane and a thunderbolt winner from Danny Birksmade the difference as Cammell Laird Youth reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup with an excellent 3-2 midweek success over Colne. Local knockout action...
End of an Era for Legendary City Club; Grafton Reopens as Comedy Venue
Byline: By CLAIRE ELLICOTT LEGENDARY Liverpool nightclub TheGrafton has closed. The iconic nightspot is set to reopen by the end of the month as a comedy club following amajor revamp. The famous hall, which opened in the 1920s, was the setting...
Faraday Is Simply Electric; Free Kick Seals an Amazing Fightback from Rice Lane LIVERPOOL BUSINESS HOUSES Corinthian
Byline: BRIAN FLANAGAN COMBI Bathroom Centre looked set for three points when leading 3-0 at half time against Rice Lane through goals from Lee Malone, Andy Clarke and Mick Carney. But a stirring fightback in the second period saw the vistors...
Football: Cop Deliver a 10-Goal Hammering; Corinthian BRNESC Are Stamped All over in a First Class Show of Strike Power LCFA PREMIER
Byline: BRIAN FLANAGAN JIMMY WIENCKE, Mike Kinney and Mick Murphy each scored twice as Copperas Hill delivered a 10-0 hammering to BRNESC in the first division. Leaders Albany Athletic also hit top form to beat Kingsley United 6-3, AlanKinney's...
Football Echo Quiz
TENNERS are on offer to the winners of this week's Football Echo quiz. The senders of the first two correct entries pulled out of the bag will each receive the cash prize. Send your entries, on postcards or the backs of sealed down envelopes,...
Football: Premiership Punt
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE Middlesbrough v Chelsea Home: 11/2 Draw: 13/5 Away: 8/15 THE only club not to have conceded a goal in the first half of a Premier League game this season (Middlesbrough) meets the only one not to have shipped a goal...
Football: Shearer Praises Owen's Attitude; - but Magpies Forced to Wait on Injured Striker
NEWCASTLE legend Alan Shearer has paid tribute to former team-mate Michael Owen for his response to the club's latest descent into turmoil. The 28-year-old suffered a groin injury in training which will rule him out of Monday night's Premier League...
Football: Town Prove Too Strong for Halton; CARLSBERG WEST CHESHIRE Corinthian
Byline: BRIAN FLANAGAN RUNCORN TOWN remain two points ahead of the chasing pack in the race for the division one title following a 4-2 eclipse of local rivals Halton (John Cody, Andy Dunning). Reigning champions West Kirby maintained their bid...
Golf: Manley's the Man to Catch
WELSHMAN Stuart Manley remained in pole position at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura today - as Colin Montgomerie missed yet another cut. Manley, a lowly 174th on the Order of Merit and looking for a top three finish to rescue his European Tour...
ILLUSTRRIOUS VISITORR; Mersey Crewmembers Proud to Showoff Their City
HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock on board HMS Illustrious today as it visits Liverpool for the first time in its 26-year history. The 22,000-tonne aircraft carrier berthed at Liverpool's cruise liner terminal yesterday afternoon. Lusty,...
I Want to Do Things My Way - Moyes
Byline: By DOMINIC KING DAVID MOYES has spoken of his determination to leave a lasting legacy at Goodison Park - and why Everton must stay true to their principles. The Blues boss, whose side tackle Arsenal this afternoon, ended all speculation...
Kay REALLY Wasn't Funny
Byline: Paddy Shennan ODD waste of words (Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, Channel 4, Sunday). Why didn't they just call it Feed The Ego? It's not been a...
Keane Capable of Filling Lead Striking Role
Byline: JOHN ALDRIDGE THE loss of Fernando Torres for a fortnight due to a hamstring injury is amassive blowfor the Reds but they can't afford to dwell on that setback. It's the third time the striker has been injured on international duty in...
KEANE'S CHANCE TO SHINE; Benitez Puts His Faith in Reds' Irish Striker
Byline: By TONY BARRETT RAFABENITEZ has told his players to take inspiration from their victory over Manchester United without Fernando Torres as Liverpool begin another spell without their top scorer. Torres is expected to be out of action for...
Let's Be Frank about Stevie and England; He's on Wrong Side of Divide for Some Blood Red
Byline: TONY BARRETT HE has been hailed by Alex Ferguson as "the most influential player in England bar none", described by John Barnes as "Europe's complete midfield player" and Kaka says he "would like to have him in my team". That player is...
Letter: Your Shout - Heskey Just Wouldn't Fit in to Reds Style; an Field Return Would Be a Step Back
I THINK Liverpool would be making a big mistake if they tried to re-sign EmileHeskey. Okay, so he's had a couple of decent games for England, but he wasn't good enough for this club a fewyears ago and I still believe that's the case. We don't...
Letter: Your Shout - Moyes Deal May Settle Down Squad
I THINK DavidMoyes signing is better than him leaving us in limbo for the rest of the season. I don't think he's faultless but he's plenty better than a lot of themanagers in the Premier League and aswe haven't got the cash to get a new manager...
Mark of the Mouseman; under the Hammer
Byline: by John Crane of Cato Crane auctioneers BEING a workaholic, taking even a couple of days away from the auction rooms gives me more stress than being there. My routine is upset and I also miss 5.30pm evensong at the cathedral! Anyhow,...
Massive Challenge Won't Faze O'Keefe; Scrum Down
Byline: JAMES PEARCE: MARTINO'KEEFE is under no illusions about the size of the challenge facing him at Waterloo - but insists itwas too good an opportunity to turn down. The 30-year-old prop has accepted the role of joint coach of the National...
Our Towering Success Story; 08 DAYS A WEEK
Byline: By CATHERINE JONES COMMUNITY leaders want to build on the successes of 2008 to change life in one of Liverpool's more deprived areas. Kirkdale's Rotunda centre officials believe projects such as the Rotunda pavilion and nearby light installations...
Preview: TONY CHRISTIE the Royal Daffodil Ferry, BBC Electric Proms
Byline: by Jade Wright AT 65, some people might be thinking of winding down, but Tony Christie says he's just getting going. The Sheffield crooner, who shot back into the public consciousness four years ago when Peter Kay highlighted (Is This...
Redundancy Is Not the End
Byline: By EMMA THOMPSON THE jobs market is an interesting and busy place to be right now. Some industries are flourishing and recruitment is on the up, with plenty of new vacancies coming onto the fish4jobs website every week. However, it is...
Rovers Are Geared Up to Show Their Full Potential; Moore Has the Answers to Orient Puzzler Orient V Tranmere Brisbane Road, Today, 3pm
Byline: Nick HILTON Tranmere head for Leyton Orient today intent on showing that their last painful brush with London opposition was nothing more than a "kick up the backside." The 3-1 home defeat to Millwall last Saturday led to a searching...
Shock Misses No Football Fan Will Ever Forget; the Top 10 Even the Best Can Mess Up Sometimes
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE IT was the picture which did it . . . Chris Iwelumo's horrified gaze as the ball drifted a foot wide of the Hampden Park goalposts. Shocking misses can be quickly forgotten, unless they're captured for posterity on celluloid??...
Shot by Scream Mask Gunman as He Stood with His Pregnant Wife
Byline: By LUKE TRAYNOR A PREGNANT woman was pushed out of theway by a Scream-stylemasked gunman who shot her husband. Nightclub owner Perry Caine was attacked as he parked his car near his home in Fazakerley. Today it emerged that the gunman...
Sort It out - or Put Up with the Consequences
Byline: Fiona Ennys ONE ofmy colleagues is a lovelyman but every nowand again he gets a bit grumpy - particularly if, in conversation, you hit one of his pet hates. Currently, he's in deep denial about the idea of having to sort out all his rubbish...
Surprise as Massa Defends Hamilton; 'Aggression His Personality'
Byline: By IAN PARKES in Shanghai LEWIS HAMILTON has found a surprise ally in world title rival Felipe Massa as he faces a storm of controversy surrounding his aggressive driving style. The two men may be scrapping over this season's championship,...
TALES FROM THE PAST; Timeslips 4
Byline: Tom Slemen SINCE the turn of the millennium, Liverpool city centre has been the scene of a large-scale architectural transformation because of the council's Big Dig, the Grosvenor pounds 1bn Liverpool One development, a multi-million pound...
That Sunday Summit Was a Perfect Idea! Orient V Tranmere Brisbane Road, Today, 3pm
Byline: ERIC NIXON RONNIE MOORE did not need me or anyone else to tell him that Tranmere's performance against Mill wall last weekend fell well short of the mark. A good number of fans delivered their own verdict by heading for the Prenton Park...
The People's Archive; Your Mersey Memories Online & in Print
Have you got a picture you would like to share with ECHO readers? If so, why not email it to chloebeesley@liverpoolecho.co.uk. Don't forget to include a few details. Or write to the address on Page 8. CAPTION(S): THIS picture, sent in by Ada...
The Right Man for a Massive Call on Blues; Royal Blue No One Better to Decide the Club's Fate
Byline: DOMINIC KING BEFORE they allow any football clubs to be taken over, the Premier League insist potential buyers must pass a 'fit and proper person' test. Some, understandably, would argue that it is nothing more than a sham, particularly...
TIGERS LAND DOUBLE COUP; Delight for Garbelotto as Duo Sign
Byline: By JAMES PEARCE EVERTON TIGERS announced last night they have secured the signings of experienced British Basketball League duo Olu Babalola and Lekan Popolla. The Tigers have enjoyed a stunning start to the campaign under new coach Tony...
TIPS; Horse Power
Byline: MIKE TORPEY ARKLE Trophy hero Tidal Bay is likely to start the jumps season at a northern racecourse. Howard Johnson's seven-year-old has won five of his six outings over fences, adding to his Cheltenham triumph with a hugely impressive...
We Are All Ready for New Pups; SIX in the City
Byline: JADE WRIGHT WE are expecting a delivery. Puppies, not babies. And I am getting far too excited. Our girl dog Daisy is starting to look decidedly portly around the middle. Clearly my intervention a fewweeks agowas not successful. ...
Weekend Break: MasterMinds
1.Which is Liverpool's oldest surviving church? 2.When did the University of Liverpool receive its charter? 3. In which year was Liverpool given city status? 4. In which year was Liverpool FC founded? 5.Whatwas Everton FC's original name?...
Weekend TV
Byline: Jade Wright X Factor (ITV1, tonight, 7.25pm) NOW the wheat has been sorted from the chaff and the more colourful characters have been sent home to reconsider their careers with the words of Simon Cowell ringing in their ears, the fun's...
Will to Go On
Byline: MARTIN RIGBY WHERE there's a will, there's an ancestor! Well, may be not, but the chances of you finding an ancestor among the millions of probate records are fairly high. I promised to return to this subject and deal with it in more...
You Can Count on Richard to Help Make a Difference; MY DREAM JOB Richard Brown, Partner, Edward Robinson & Co
Byline: By EMMA THOMPSON LIVERPOOL accountant Richard Brown stresses that people, not numbers, make him passionate about his job. "Figures are a consequence of what we do, a means to an end." he said. "But every good accountant will tell you...
YOU'VE MISSED BIG GUNS HAUL; Police 'Told to Try Again'
Byline: By VICKI KELLAWAY POLICE missed a stash of guns when they searched a Liverpool house after a tip-off from two drug smugglers, a courtwas told. Southwark crown court heard how John Haase, 59, and Paul Bennett, 44, had to send officers...