Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)

A daily British regional newspaper for Liverpool.

Articles from June 25, 2009

Acknowledgements
FOGG - May, Joey, Jean, and Families would like to thank all Family, Friends, Neighbours, and the Britannia Housing Group for the contributions to the British Heart Foundation, and the Rev David Gavin for his support and generous help after the sudden...
Backing a Winner in the Derby Sunshine; Taste Test Greg O'Keeffe Enjoys the Laid-Back Derby Lodge
Byline: Greg O'Keeffe THERE'S something about balmy summer evenings and beer gardens which make perfect sense. The powerful chemistry of dusk, a still warm sky and ice cold pints takes some breaking away from. Possibly the only thing which can...
Banned Hines Misses Clash; as Lions Are Warned to Raise Their Game for Second Test
Byline: ALEX LOWE BRITISH and Irish Lions lock Nathan Hines is out of contention for the second Test against South Africa after receiving a one-week suspension. Following a citing, the Scot was found guilty of a dangerous tackle on Wilhelm Steenkamp...
BEST OF BRITISH GOING FOR GOLD; It's Junior Showtime as Youngsters Aim for Olympics
Byline: NICK PEET THIRTY-FIVE boxers from England, Scotland and Wales will go head to head tomorrow and Saturday, when the GB Youth Championships land in Liverpool. Local teenagers Steve Lewis (Long Lane) and Anthony Fowler (Golden Gloves) will...
City Legends Capitalise on Crunch; Advertising Feature: Bogans Carpets
IF you're looking for a carpet company where attention to detail, value for money and a friendly, customer-focused approach is key, then your search is over. Bogans Carpets has the answer to all your flooring needs. Established in 1948 by owners...
CITY'S HOUSING MARKET CRASH; One in Five Homes Face Equity Fears
Byline: DAVID BARTLETT ONE in five homeowners in parts of Merseyside are currently in negative equity. Across the region, one in nine now owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, according to latest figures. Six postcode areas...
Could You Be Snow White?
IF YOU don't already know, I'm going back to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton this year to do the panto. And this weekend at 10am on Sunday, we are looking for our Snow White at the theatre. We would love to give a chance to a local girl to become...
Deaths
ATHERTON - THOMAS WILLIAM, June 21, 2009. Peacefully, aged 77 years. Loving husband of Pat, dear dad of John and Paul, father - in - law of Nicky and Penny and "Pops" to James, Elizabeth, Alicia and Atalya. Service at St. Barnabas' Church, Bromborough...
Deaths
DENTON - SARAH, June 20, 2009. ( Dear Mum, just a simple prayer for God to keep you in his care. Thank you for being a lovely Mum and Nan. Goodnight God b l e s s . ) - Al l my l o v e daughter Mary and son - in - law Derek and grandsons Ian and Stephen...
Deaths
MOYDEN CHARLIE June 18, 2009 ( This wasn't part of the plan Charlie, love you, miss you.) - Brokenhearted wife Helen x. (Dad, your cheeky grin and infectious laugh will always be our memory of you. Not one to make a fuss, you asked for nothing from...
FIA 'DICTATOR' STANDS DOWN; Ferrari Boss's Delight as Mosley Set to Retire
Byline: IAN PARKES LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO was today revelling in the toppling of a man he has described as a "dictator" in FIA president Max Mosley. The Ferrari president and Formula One Teams' Association chairman made it abundantly clear, in light...
FINAL DREAM FOR AMERICA; USA Stun Spaniards in Confederations Cup
SPAIN ..... 0 USA........ 2 THE United States will face either Brazil or South Africa in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday after inflicting a shock first defeat on Spain since 2006. Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored the goals as the...
GANGS OF PAST; History Links in City Show
Byline: LAURA SHARPE A UNIVERSITY professor's study of gangs in Victorian Liverpool has inspired a new stage show premiering in the city next month. Andrew Davies, a lecturer in history at Liverpool University uncovered 30 years of youth violence...
Going Full Tilt at Newcastle after Mini Break
Byline: Jockey Paul THE John Smith's Northumberland Plate holds happy memories for me. It was my first big race win - on Mirjan - back in 2004. I'll be glad to be back in the saddle as today and tomorrow I serve a two-day suspension handed...
High Street Icon Returns Online
Byline: BILL GLEESON THE Woolworths name is back in business today. Speke-based Shop Direct Group, owner of the Littlewoods catalogue range, has launched its new Woolworths website to a potential audience of millions of customers. The company's...
In Memoriam
BURKE - MAUREEN (nee O'NEILL). One year today. ( My l o v e l y d a u g h t e r Maureen we miss you and love you so much, now in Heaven with your Dad and brother Lawrence. God bless.) - Brokenhearted Mum and all your loving Family xxxx DOYLE - KEVIN,...
Is It a Plane? No It's a City Super-School
Byline: BEN TURNER MEET Liverpool's soon-to-open pounds 40m super school. Remarkably it's not modelled on a jumbo jet but... a door handle. These amazing pictures show the new home of North Liverpool Academy, which is moving from its outdated...
Les Has Got the Ex-Factor
NEVER mind no-show SuBo, the real winner of Britain's Got Talent has been teary panel glamourpuss Amanda Holden. Not only is she now vying with Cheryl Cole for the nation's sweetheart crown, also she's being lined up for stardom over the Pond, as...
Leto Sale Boost for Benitez
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE RAFAEL BENITEZ is hoping for a cash boost to his transfer coffers, after accepting a pounds 3m bid from Panathinaikos for Sebastian Leto. With Alvaro Arbeloa also set to make a decision on his future as soon as Spain's Confederations...
Let's See a Bit of Real Talent
Byline: Pete Price SUSAN Boyle didn't appear in the ECHO Arena in the live show of Britain's Got Talent because she was too stressed. I want to question the whole show and contestants who, for all of the series, have been whingeing in the national...
LFC Chief Exec Parry to Lead Major Sports Betting Probe
Byline: DAVID BARTLETT DEPARTING Liverpool FC chief executive Rick Parry is to head up an inquiry looking into rooting out corruption in sports betting. Mr Parry has been named as the chairman of an expert panel which is expected to report within...
Make the Most of a Free Lunch; FoodNews
Byline: Jade Wright SUMMER is here at last, the perfect time for a picnic. Even during the work day, you can snatch a few minutes to enjoy the sunshine while enjoying good food in the great outdoors. And best of all, there is such a thing...
Music
TODAY Kasabian (Liverpool University Guild of Students, Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre). 0151 256 5555. The John O'Leary Band (Liverpool Marina, Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street). 0151- 428 2855, johnswelsh@hotmail.com. Bobby Swing 4Tet (Metro...
MY FIGHT TO FREE IRAQ HOSTAGE PAL; Tearful Baghdad Vicar Blasts Government's Kidnap Secrecy: Tears of Vicar for Hostages
Byline: VICKY ANDERSON A CLOSE friend of murdered hostage Jason Swindelhurst has told how he worked every day for two years to try to secure his safe release. And Andrew White hit out at the secrecy which surrounded the government's tactics in dealing...
NO MERCY FOR SUPERGRASS WEAPON STASH CONSPIRATORS; Court Rejects Appeal over Serious Crimes
Byline: THOMAS MARTIN A MERSEYSIDE man and two women involved in a plot to allow two major international drug smugglers to escape justice have had appeals against their jail terms rejected. Sharon Knowles, 37, of Wadeson Road, Anfield, John Thompson,...
No Sweat as Federer Stays on Course
Byline: PHIL CASEY ROGER Federer threw his sweatbands into the Centre Court crowd, but there was precious little sweat on them after his easy victory over Spain's Guiller mo Garcia-Lopez in straight sets. Federer, seeking a sixth victory at the...
PLEDGE ON H'BORO FILE; Secret Docs to Be Public by Autumn
Byline: IAN HERNON NEW Home Secretary Alan Johnson is setting up a ministerial committee to work out how to release the Hillsborough files. And he will meet the families of the disaster victims within the next three weeks to decide how "justice...
PLEDGE OVER BURNS UNITS; Health Minister in Promise to Examine Fears
Byline: VICKY ANDERSON MERSEYSIDE MPs have met the health secretary demanding the government looks again at plans to downgrade the burns units at Whiston and Alder Hey hospitals. They met newly-appointed Andy Burnham in London to appeal against...
Promise to Keep Cop Shops Open
Byline: BEN ROSSINGTON POLICE chiefs today insisted no station on Merseyside will close until something bigger and better is in place. As revealed by the ECHO yesterday, Merseyside Police Authority have ordered a root and branch review of the...
RAF Teen Set on by Gang of 10
Byline: LAURA JONES A TEENAGER has relived the horrifying moment when he was set upon by a gang of ten thugs as he tried to protect two female friends. Eighteen-year-old Michael, whose surname is being withheld for own protection, took on the...
Review TAKE THAT Lancashire County Cricket Club
Byline: JADE WRIGHT ROLL up, roll, up, the circus is in town. Take That have taken the big top as the inspiration for their latest tour, and they're clearly loving every second. Riding on a huge mechanical elephant and clowning around on unicycles,...
Rewarding the Region's Best; Advertising Feature
IN recognition of Bootle's new-found confidence, the town recently held its very own awards ceremony. The Bootle All Together Better awards were held in May at Bootle town hall, presented by Radio Merseyside's Roger Phillips and sponsored by Plus...
Simon Cooks Just What the Doctor Ordered; Janet Tansley Speaks to Celebrity Chef Simon Rimmer about His New Look Menu at the Women's Hospital, Liverpool Chef 'S Special
Byline: Simon Rimmer HE'S the resident chef on BBC2's Something for the Weekend, but Simon Rimmer has taken time out to spice up the menu at Liverpool Women's Hospital,. It's another diversion in an already varied career which started for Simon...
Skupski Aiming to Restore Pride; Liverpool Man Wants End to Brit Bashing
Byline: DAVID PRENTICE KEN SKUPSKI is hoping to strike a blow for British tennis at Wimbledon today. With British players heading for their worst Wimbledon ever - just Andy Murray and Elena Balatcha made it past the first round while nine other...
STUNNED! Hero Howard in State of Shock as USA Dump out Spaniards: HowardstunnedbyUSAwinover Spain
Byline: DOMINIC KING TIM HOWARD today admitted to still being in shock that his season could yet end with a winner's medal. Everton's goalkeeper performed heroics last night as the United States pulled off one of the biggest shocks in international...
Summer Loving at the Sugar Lounge; Your Bar: Nick Peet Falls in Love at Liverpool ONE
Byline: Nick Peet IT'S official. Summer is here and if you don't believe me then get your glad rags on and get down to the city centre's newest, smartest and brightest summer hotspot. The Palm Sugar Lounge is as sweet as the name suggests and...
The Council Want Topull Down My Pounds 1 M Home; Couple Face Court Fight over Size of House
Byline: GEMMAJALEEL A COUPLE could have their pounds 900,000 dream house demolished after the council said they went against planning regulations. Colin and Collette Walker of Bold Lane in Aughton, bear Ormskirk, lost an appeal against an enforcement...
The Door for Them and They Have; HowardstunnedbyUSAwinover Spain
Byline: DOMINIC KING TIM HOWARD today admitted to still being in shock that his season could yet end with a winner's medal. Everton's goalkeeper performed heroics last night as the United States pulled off one of the biggest shocks in international...
THE HIGHWAY 'DRESS' CODE Policies to Help Promote the Use of; New Licensing Rules to Improve Taxi Standards
Byline: HELEN HUNT TAXI drivers who motor around bare chested and wearing flip flops could risk their licence under new rules. Licensing chiefs have put together a whole raft of recommendations as part of a shake-up of the service. Bosses...
Tonight's TV with Jade Wright
Byline: Jade Wright HE'S performed in front of thousands of screaming fans and been part of the biggest concert of all time - but can Spandau Ballet and Live Aid star Tony Hadley mash a potato under pressure? That's the question on everyone's lips...
Town Is Being Transformed
THINK you know Bootle? Then think again. While all eyes have been trained on the successful renaissance of Liverpool and all the glitz and glamour of the year of Capital of Culture, the regeneration of Bootle and its surrounding areas has gone largely...
Town Is Being Transformed; Advertising Feature
THINK you know Bootle? Then think again. While all eyes have been trained on the successful renaissance of Liverpool and all the glitz and glamour of the year of Capital of Culture, the regeneration of Bootle and its surrounding areas has gone largely...
Tragedy at Takeaway in Sausage Row
Byline: LAURAJONES A MERSEYSIDE man died following a brawl outside a takeaway over a sausage, an inquest has heard Garry Jenner, from Litherland, died outside Tsang's takeaway in Bootle in January 2007. The inquest in Sefton heard the 28-year-old...
Turn the Tables on This Job; Careers in DJ-Ing If You Have a Passion for Music and Want to Share It with Others, a Career as a DJ May Appeal. Andrew Flush Donned Headphones to Find out More
What does a career as a DJ involve? DJs play music for audiences at live venues or on the radio. They can use various formats including vinyl, CD or digital MP3, and a range of equipment such as turntables, mixers, microphones and amplifiers. As...
Walcott Keen on Swedes; Young Gun Itching to Play
Byline: MIKE McGRATH THEO WALCOTT is ready to take his anger out on Sweden tomorrow after a European Under-21 Championships where he has played less than he would have liked. As an established member of Fabio Capello's seniors, Walcott seemed...
Waring Aiming to Bounce Back in Munich; GOLF
PAUL WARING will look to put the disappointment of missing out on next month's Open Championships at Turnberry behind him in Munich today. The Wirral pro, now in his second season on the European Tour, is one of four Merseysiders who were due to...
Why I Am Fighting for the Victims of Birth Drug Tragedy
Byline: LIZA WILLIAMS A MERSEYSIDE campaigner has launched a new charity to help victims of the drug thalidomide. Gary Skyner, who was himself born with a short left arm and no thumbs as a result of his mum taking the anti-sickness drug when...
Widnes Mourning Loss of Chambers; Former Chairman Who Led Club Revival Dies
Byline: JOHN LAWLESS WIDNES Vikings are mourning the loss of former chairman Tony Chambers who died yesterday after a brief illness. Chambers was the man behind the club's renaissance after it fell into dire financial difficulties in the mid-1990s....
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro Close ones are not really helping things by the way they are encouraging you to push matters of a delicate nature. The soft approach is what is needed, so try to follow your own advice please. Call now to hear how Gemini's...
You Tell Us Why It's So Great in Our Liverpool Home; ECHO It's YOUR the Place Where You Have Your Say on Your Favourite Newspaper
IN response to a "liveability" survey, in which our city didn't feature, we recently asked you to tell us "Liverpool is a great place to live, because ..." Many thanks for your emails and letters, which included the following poetic contribution from...