Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from January 12, 2005

Arts Dairy: Joel's Song for Myla; Mike Chapple Talks to Athlete Singer Joel Potts about His Life-Changing Experience
Byline: Mike Chapple AS ATHLETE front man Joel Potts sits talking, his two-year-old daughter, Myla-Star, chatters away to herself in the background. Occasionally, she'll come over, offering him food which he gratefully accepts until he can eat no...
As I SEE IT: Better to Be in Jurassic Park Than a Retail Park
Byline: WITH RICHARD VAUGHAN-DAVIES ONE day, not long ago, I woke up to realise that the business I had been running, on and off, for 40 years had turned into a dinosaur. I don't mean it had literally evolved into a 100-foot-long monster with a...
ATHLETICS: Golden Treble; Thomas Heads Up String of North Wales Triumphs
Byline: MARK CURRIE NORTH Wales athletes achieved some outstanding performances at the Welsh Indoor Championships staged in Cardiff at the weekend. Wrexham AC youngster Hannah Thomas was a triple gold medal list in the under-13 age group, winning...
Auction Boom for Denton Clark
Byline: TONY McDONOUGH CHESTER property agent Denton Clark raised pounds 8m through auction sales in 2004 - double the amount achieved in 2003. The firm offered 52 lots for auction last year - up from 24 the previous year - and says rising confidence...
Battered Again; Bad Weather Lashes N. Wales Once More
Byline: MATT WITHERS NORTH Wales was hit by high winds and driving rain for the second time in four days last night, leading to fears of more storm damage. Winds reached more than 70mph, scuppering plans for divers to examine the Conwy Valley...
Benson's LAW
Byline: WITH NICKY BENSON Q I know I need to be careful about asking potential employees questions at interviews that may be discriminatory, but does this prevent me from asking whether candidates are married or not? AIt is unlawful to discriminate...
Big Names Hit as Matalan Revival Pays Dividends; Recovery May Push Share Price beyond 300p
Byline: TONY McDONOUGH BUDGET clothing retailer Matalan yesterday claimed it had taken customers from both Marks & Spencer and BHS as it reported a rise in Christmas and New Year sales. The continuing recovery of the Skelmersdale firm prompted...
Big Screen Link-Up for Lessons in Welsh; Schools Join Pounds 5. 5m Video-Conferencing Network
Byline: SARA THOMAS STUDENTS in Welsh medium schools are being told to turn on the TV for lessons in a new pounds 500, 000 pilot scheme. Giant plasma screens are going up in six schools, with A level students taught via video links to teachers...
Boat Museum Could Sink without Cash Injection; Some of 60-Strong Fleet in Danger of Rotting Away
Byline: ROBERT MERRICK Political Correspondent HISTORIC vessels at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum will rot away without an urgent pounds 500, 000 cash injection, the Government was warned yesterday. Labour MP Andrew Miller staged a Commons debate...
BOXING: Calzaghe Defence Put on Back-Burner; Home City Favourite Takes on Top Billing
Byline: MARK STANIFORTH JOE CALZAGHE has postponed his latest WBO super-middleweight title defence scheduled for Manchester's MEN Arena on February 11. Calzaghe has asked for more time to prepare and is set to return in March, so next month's...
Business Lunch: The Restaurant Has a Fresh Feel to It, and at the Same Time, the Food Served Is Excellent; the Neighbourhood Restaurant, Woolton Road, Liverpool
Byline: BILL GLEESON WAVERTREE Technology Park is not in the most promising territory when it comes to business lunch venues. The best you are likely to find in the immediate vicinity is the odd Kentucky Fried Chicken. So little wonder then that...
Business PROFILE: Centre of Excellence; David Jones Talks to a Man Who Helped Reinvigorate a Declining Town - and Who Is Now Poised to Reap the Benefits of His Vision
Byline: David Jones GWYN Roberts isn't too put out if the design of his most ambitious project yet - a veritable 21st century cultural palace on the waterfront at Caernarfon - hasn't met with universal approval. It looks like a shed, he's heard...
Chinese Restaurant Stripped of Licence; Immigrants Worked for Pounds 2 an Hour
Byline: EXCLUSIVE BY ANDY KELLY ONE of Liverpool's best known restaurants lost its alcohol licence yesterday as police launched a zero tolerance policy against the employment of illegal immigrant workers. Merseyside's international crime unit...
Creating Plus Points in Liverpool Communities; Pounds 1m Scheme to Support Businesses Based on Need
Byline: TONY McDONOUGH A NEW grant scheme will support individuals and organisations setting up or expanding social enterprises in Liverpool. The pounds 1m initiative has been unveiled by Liverpool Plus, the organisation established to promote...
CRICKET: Key Eager to Secure His Place in Line-Up
Byline: RICHARD GIBSON In Johannesburg ROBERT KEY has targeted a permanent place in England's Test team by capitalising on his latest window of opportunity. Key, 25, benefited from Mark Butcher's sprained wrist to play in last week's defeat in...
Cricket: Key Keen to Seize Chance to Impress; Butcher Injury Opens Door in Tour Top-Order
Byline: RICHARD GIBSON in Johannesburg ROBERT KEY has targeted a permanent place in England's Test team by capitalising on his latest window of opportunity. Key, 25, benefited from Mark Butcher's sprained wrist to play in last week's defeat in...
Daffodils and Primroses Bring Early Spring to City; Growth Real Evidence of Global Warming
Byline: JASON GREEN IT LOOKS like spring has came early in parts of Merseyside this year, as plants not normally seen until late March are springing up around the region. Daffodils have been spotted in Sefton Park while wild primroses have also...
Daily Post Comment: Hands off NHS Pension System
THE possibility of a wholesale shake-up of the NHS pension scheme is a betrayal of a workforce which has suffered stresses enough. The UK government has announced a consultation process following the release of a report into health service pension...
DAILY POST COMMENT: Scandalous to Meddle with Pensions
THE possibility of a wholesale shake-up of the NHS pension scheme is a betrayal of a workforce which has suffered stresses enough. The UK government has announced consultation process following the release of a report into pension provision within...
Developers to Be Rewarded for Changing the Face of City
Byline: ADRIAN BUTLER THE property developers who are changing the face of Merseyside are to be honoured at a major new awards ceremony launched today by the Daily Post. The Liverpool Daily Post and Echo Regional Property Awards 2005, sponsored...
Digital Pioneers in Health and Safety
Byline: DAVID JONES MASSIVE growth in the use of el earning for health and safety training is fuelling the expansion of a North Wales company. Safety Media Ltd has doubled its employee numbers over the past year and is now poised to move to new...
Doctor Who Was Former Drug Addict Gave Vice Girl Cocaine
A PSYCHIATRIST was employed by the NHS to work with children and young adults on Merseyside - despite being caught by police buying drugs for a teenage prostitute. Dr Philip Barker, a former cocaine addict, bought crack cocaine for the 18-year-old....
Dylan JONES-EVANS: The Failure to Close the Prosperity Gap with the Rest of the UK Leaves Wales in a Quandary
Byline: Dylan JONES-EVANS ACCORDING to official statistics, approximately 90, 000 additional jobs were created in Wales between the summer of 2001 and the summer of 2003, with the employment rate rising from 68. 4% to 72. 9% during this period....
Employment Brings New Challenge; Bill Gleeson Looks at What Merseyside Has to Do to Attract Jobs
Byline: Bill Gleeson MERSEYSIDE'S big selling point to potential inward investors has traditionally been that the area is home to a large supply of flexible, cheap labour. In the past, The Mersey Partnership's marketing literature included analysis...
Feedback
Byline: WITH MARK BRITTAIN ELVIS Presley died in 1977, 27 1 / 2 years ago - but is still in the news, not least because he's back at the top of the UK singles chart with his 19th British number one, the re-release of Jailhouse Rock, which topped...
Feel Fit, Feel Good - Just Don't Be a Stressorexic; We All Want to Get Rid of That Seasonal Flab, but You Shouldn't Get Hooked on Too Much Exercise. Emma Johnson Reports
Byline: Emma Johnson AS THE second week in January ticks towards a close Christmas is but a distant memory and with it that ill-fated New Year's resolution to shape up and eat more healthily. You signed up to a gym, booked the classes and even...
Flight Promos under Attack; Marketing Firm Criticised by Watchdog
Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT TWO promotions for ``free'' flights organised by a Cheshire company were criticised by the advertising watchdog yesterday. The first involved top-selling wine brand Ernest and Julio Gallo, which offered ``free return flights...
Football: Anfield's Leader of Men Buoys Cup Hopes; Liverpool 1 Watford 0
Byline: ANDY HUNTER at Anfield BY EMPLOYING men to do the boys' job Rafael Benitez left no-one in any doubt last night about his determination to mark his inaugural season at Liverpool with silverware. Yet those ambitions are now precariously...
FOOTBALL: Benitez Dilemma Ahead of Journey to Hornets' Nest; LIVERPOOL 1 WATFORD 0 Stuttering Reds Take Just One-Goal Lead to Watford
Byline: ANDY HUNTER Chief Football Writer at Anfield WITH a cup final so tantalisingly close in his inaugural season as Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez had every justification for leaving the boys out for a man's job. But while Steven Gerrard...
FOOTBALL: Cole Hopes to Stay in the Fold
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS JOE COLE is hoping to cement his return to the Chelsea midfield with a starting role against Manchester United tonight. Two months ago, Jose Mourinho told Cole there was no place for him in his system unless he learned to...
FOOTBALL: Comeback Kings; PETERBOROUGH 2 WREXHAM 2 Ugarte 45, Plummer Og 79 Dragons Fight Back to Deny Peterborough Vital Win
Byline: MARK CURRIE Chief Sports Writer at London Road WREXHAM manager Den is Smith will regard this as a vital point gained, rather than two lost, after watching his side pull back a two-goal deficit against fellow relegation strugglers Peterborough...
Football: Jackson Calls on Players to Improve Performance; Robins Defeat Proves We All Must Improve, Claims Defender
Byline: NICK HILTON Tranmere Correspondent MIKE JACKSON placed the responsibility of lifting Tranmere's stuttering promotion challenge squarely on the shoulders of the players last night. The experienced defender believes the team is running...
Football: Liverpool Agree Terms over Pounds 6. 5m Morientes; Liverpool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Watford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Striker Expected on Merseyside Today as Benitez Denies Talk of Cup Complacency
Byline: ANDY HUNTER RAFAEL BENITEZ insisted complacency was not to blame for Liverpool's semi-final struggle with Watford last night as Fernando Morientes closed in on his long-awaited move to Anfield. The Spanish international striker is expected...
FOOTBALL: Merseyside Giants Will Not Share a Stadium
Byline: PAUL WALKER LIVERPOOL and Everton will definitely not share a stadium, it was confirmed yesterday. The clubs had agreed to consider a proposal to share Liverpool's planned new pounds 120m stadium just yards from their current Anfield...
FOOTBALL: Safety Catch on United Big Guns; Ferguson Hedges His Bets before Reds Clash
Byline: SIMON STONE SIR ALEX FERGUSON will not be forced into fielding a full-strength side against Chelsea tonight despite Manchester United's shambolic FA Cup draw with non-league Exeter. Ferguson labelled Saturday's performance the worst he...
Football: Vaughan Provides Difference at Boro; Middlesbrough Reserves. 0 Everton Reserves. . . . . . . 1
EVERTON RESERVES secured an excellent away win at Middlesbrough thanks to James Vaughan's first-half goal. On a blustery night at Billingham Sythonia, the home side - which included first team players Stuart Parnaby and Malcolm Christie - were the...
Force Sees Worst Rise in Burglary; but Dyfed-Powys Still One of Safest Places
Byline: ROBERT MERRICK Parliamentary Correspondent BURGLARY, robbery and car crime rose faster last year in Dyfed Powys than anywhere else in England and Wales, figures yesterday revealed. The force recorded a 40% increase in burglary in 2003/4...
Further US Orders for Airbus Jumbo
Byline: DAVID JONES AN American package shipper last night became the third USbased customer to place an order for Airbus' A380 superjumbo. Atlanta-based United Parcel Service is to buy 10 freighter versions of the jet with options on an additional...
FURY AS POLICE MOLE CASE COLLAPSES: The Evidence Here Did Not Amount to Row of Beans
Byline: CARL BUTLER THE trial of a former top cop accused of leaking a confidential police authority report collapsed yesterday - sparking fury over the cost of the case. The bill for the failed prosecution against ex-chief superintendent Peter...
Fury as Police Mole Case Collapses: Timeline
n IN January last year North Wales Police Authority members received a confidential report revealing three female members of staff at Colwyn Bay Police headquarters had made complaints of bullying against deputy chief constable Bill Brereton. Copies...
Games Giant Sales Tumble; Christmas Shortage of Play Stations
Byline: DAVID WINNING COMPUTER games retailer Game yesterday said underlying sales in the UK fell 20. 4% over Christmas after an ``unprecedented breakdown'' in the supply of Play Station 2 consoles. Game, which has 398 stores in the UK and 224...
Gossip
TRADING Gossip will be expecting great things on February 10 when it attends the first birthday party of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Old Hall Street in Liverpool. The rather snazzily-designed invite which popped through our letter box this week promises...
Guantanamo Prisoners to Be Returned to Britain; US to Free Terror Suspects within Weeks
Byline: LIAM CHRISTOPHER BRITAIN'S last remaining Guantanamo Bay detainees were last night given hope they would be freed within weeks. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw announced that, following ``intensive and complex'' discussions with the US,...
Has Fractal Geometry Given Us a New Angle on Stocks? John Heffernan Looks at Using Wave Theory to Predict the Stock Market
Byline: John Heffernan STOCK markets have had their disaster moments. The last major one most can remember was in 1987 and coincided with the Great Storm. But there was another one in 1998, when Russia seemed on the point of financial collapse....
Highly Constructive; Big Profits for Watkin Jones in 2004 Spark Talks of Major Growth in 2005
Byline: DAVID JONES NORTH Wales construction company Watkin Jones achieved a 43% jump in profits last year, even though sales stood still. Group turnover at the two centuries-old Bangor-based family firm was unchanged at pounds 62m, but profits...
How Will a Smoking Ban Affect Business in Wales? Glyn Mon Hughes Looks at the Impact on Personal and Professional Lives Should a Ban on Smoking in Public Come into Force in Wales
Byline: Glyn Mon Hughes AFEW of us are long enough in the journalistic tooth to remember news rooms of three decades ago. We recall - with not exactly fond memories - the fog in which we worked. In those days, it was supposedly an alcoholic haze...
I'll Fix Welsh NHS Problems for You; New Health Minister's Pledge to Patients
Byline: TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent NEW health minister Brian Gibbons started his job yesterday by pledging to improve the patients' experience of the Welsh NHS. Driving down waiting times for treatment - a major criticism of former...
I Trust Tony Blair, Insists Chancellor
Byline: JON SMITH CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown yesterday insisted he trusted prime minister Tony Blair as the two sought to end days of bitter Labour in-fighting. Mr Brown responded to questions at a press conference to launch the government's Baby...
Len Capeling: Crusading Duo Are the Saving Grace of Goodison
Byline: Len Capeling A YEAR ago Everton were sliding towards the abyss. And that was just the football team. Off the field, things were in such a mess that there was talk of the bailiffs being called in. In need of strong leadership and a...
Len Capeling: Fireproof Moyes Can Rise above Goodison Furnace
Byline: Len Capeling YEAR ago Everton were sliding towards the abyss. And that was just the football team. Off the field, things were in such a mess that there was talk of the bailiffs being called in. In need of strong leadership and a sense...
LIFE & FAMILY: The 10 Top Excuses for Not Getting Fit; (. . . and Why There's No Good Reason for Being a Couch Potato)
NOT yet two weeks into the new year and already you've failed to kick start the exercise regime you planned for 2005 - for so many reasons. Well now you've been rumbled because the Sports Council for Wales has identified the ten most popular excuses...
London Eye: Finding an Angel Can Give Small Businesses Wings; Market Comment
Byline: JOHN HEFFERNAN IN ITS desperation to encourage entrepreneurship, the Government is this month paving the way for a new class of ``mug investor''. Later this month it will amend the clauses on Financial Promotions in the Financial Services...
`Made in Wales Cheese Was Made Abroad' Creamery Accused of Importing Goods
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN CONSUMER watchdogs are probing claims a North Wales creamery sold imported cheese as made in Wales. Yesterday Gwynedd trading standards said it was nearing the end of its inquiry into the allegations surrounding South Caernarfon...
Merseyside Exile Returns; Marketing Chief to Run Chamber
Byline: BILL GLEESON FORMER Merseyside marketing and public relations entrepreneur Jack Stopforth has been appointed chief executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr Stopforth, who used to run marketing agency SBA and print management...
MR BROCKLEBANK: Taste of Life Gone By
MANY of Liverpool's growing numbers of tourists will be checking a web site called www. liverpoolhotels. com which features information on various other matters as well as places to stay. Many will also peek at the restaurant section. It makes interesting...
NW Buy Outs Forecast to Stay Robust; Region's Annual Total Reaches Pounds 2bn
Byline: JASON GREEN THE upward trend towards investment in management buy outs (MBOs) looks set to continue into 2005, according to accountancy firm KPMG. In the final quarter of last year, 37 transactions worth a total of pounds 5. 42bn were...
OBITUARY: Rosemary Kennedy
SHE was the hidden sorrow in America's golden family, who walked with destiny and were stalked by tragedy in the second half of the 20th century. Rosemary Kennedy was the third of nine children born to Joseph Kennedy and his wife, Rose. From...
Peace Talks Agreement; Sharon Calls New Palestinian Leader
Byline: LIAM CHRISTOPHER ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called Mahmoud Abbas yesterday to congratulate him on winning the Palestinian presidential election, the latest sign that the two sides are eager to restart peace efforts after years of...
People Were Hanging from the Balconies and Shouting for Help; Man to Face Court on Arson Charge
Byline: MELANIE HALL and STEVE BAGNALL RESIDENTS were yesterday poised to jump from their blazing flats, as choking smoke billowed around. Crews who raced to the three-storey block in Mold just before 2 am yesterday found the householders screaming...
Poor Bonmarche Chain Sales a Drag on Peacock Profits
LIVERPOOL-BASED perfume chain The Fragrance Shop (TFS) reported a healthy rise in Christmas sales yesterday despite its parent company issuing a profits warning. TFS was bought by budget clothing retailer Peacock last summer in an pounds 11m deal....
Port Sunlight Plan Refused; Joy and Regret as World Heritage Hopes Shaken
Byline: KIRSTI ADAIR A MAJOR development which could help secure the future of a Wirral heritage site was last night refused planning permission. It was hoped the building of more than 70 apartments in Port Sunlight would help generate income...
Racing: Pole Star on the Upgrade
Byline: ARGUS NOT many trainers can boast Group or Grade One winners on the Flat and over jumps on their CV. But Newmarket handler James Fanshawe can, with the Champion Hurdle-winning exploits of Royal Gait and Hors La Loi III sitting comfortably...
Racing: Truckers Aims for Haydock Stepping Stone to Gold
Byline: CHRIS WRIGHT BACK-TO-FORM Truckers Tavern's run at Haydock a week on Saturday will determine whether he heads for another tilt at the totes port Gold Cup at Chelthenham. Ferdy Murphy's ten year -old won the Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby...
Radiologist in Porn Case Can Work
A HOSPITAL consultant who escaped jail after he downloaded pornographic images of children from the internet is to be allowed to work again. Radiologist Charles Bartlett was suspended from the medical register for nine months after he was found...
Rugby Union: Caldy Pass Aspull Test with Flying Colours; Caldy
Byline: COLIN FREE HAVING finished 2004 with a flourish the three-week interval since the 56-point victory over Bowdon saw a Caldy side that did not have the same crispness to their game at home on Saturday. However, they did have the quality...
Rugby Union: Dawson Named in Elite Squad
Byline: DUNCAN BECH ENGLAND coach Andy Robinson has admitted Matt Dawson's recent form had made it impossible to overlook the veteran Wasps scrum-half for the RBS Six Nations. Dawson was removed from the England setup in September when Robinson...
Rugby Union: Fixture Clash Shatters Wallasey's Cup Hopes
Byline: ANDREW STRATTON & RON ROBY WALLASEY have been forced to drop out of the Thwaites Cheshire Cup. They were due to meet Ashton on Mersey in a delayed fourth-round game on Saturday ahead of a fifth-round clash with Lymm. But now they...
Rugby Union: LSH Hoping for Repeat Performance at Alty
Byline: IAN HARGRAVES LSH Reporter LIVERPOOL St Helens kick off a vital part of their season this weekend, when they replay their match at Altrincham Kersal, which was initially abandoned when leading 26-10, because of an injury to the referee....
Rugby Union: Off-Field Antics Look Set to Wreck the Beautiful Game; in Touch
Byline: IAN HARGRAVES THE fact that Waterloo will be entertaining Rosslyn Park on Saturday, rather than Wakefield, who went bust at the start of the season, is further illustration of the way things are changing in rug by union. Since the game...
Stomach Bug Hits Hospital; Beds Closed on Seven Wards
Byline: MELANIE HALL and HYWEL TREWYN MORE than 130 people have been struck by a stomach bug at one of North Wales' top hospitals - forcing the closure of beds in seven wards. Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, yesterday said 113 patients and 20...
Strawberry Field Home to Close within Weeks; Tears as Salvation Army Calls Time on Beatles Landmark
Byline: EXCLUSIVE BY KIRSTI ADAIR THE Strawberry Field children's home made famous by the Beatles song of the same name is to close, the Daily Post can reveal. The Salvation Army home, in Woolton, was where a young John Lennon used to play as...
Stronger Hearts Let Women Live Longer, Study Reveals; Professor Urges Exercise Crusade to Help People Age Healthily
Byline: DEBORAH JAMES WOMEN are living longer than men because they have stronger hearts, Liverpool researchers have found. A team from John Moores University discovered men's hearts lose up to a quarter of their pumping power from 18 years old...
Subsidy Feud Plane Makers to Negotiate; Airbus and Boeing Halt Legal Action
Byline: DAVID JONES THERE was a major breakthrough yesterday in the bitter transatlantic feud over Airbus and Boeing subsidies. After weeks of secret talks, European Commissioner Peter Mandelson said the EU and the US had both suspended legal...
The Man Who Gave Kids Their Only Chance of a Childhood; A Hundred Years after the Death of Dr Thomas Barnardo, Children Are Still Reaping the Benefit of His Legacy of Care
FOR many people, the name Barnardo's is synonymous with orphans and orphanages. Today there is no such thing as a Barnardo's orphanage but many of the issues that prompted Dr Thomas Barnardo to establish his famous homes are still around. Last...
The Profile: No Cloaks and Daggers to Identify the Right Person; Sophie Freeman Meets JOELLE WARREN, Managing Director of Headhunters Warren Partners
Byline: Sophie Freeman HEADHUNTERS, or executive search consultants, are contracted by companies to find the right candidate for a specific position. They know how to match people with jobs - it's their job. But I wanted to find out if the reality...
Thumbs-Down for City's Tallest Tower Block
Byline: LARRY NEILD PLANNING officers in Liverpool are recommending that a scheme to build the city's tallest tower block should be rejected. The 51-storey apartment complex is earmarked for a site at Brunswick Quay on what is a key gateway into...
Tiles Group Sales Up by 15%; Chain Benefits from Flooring Trends
Byline: TONY McDONOUGH CHESHIRE-BASED Topps Tiles revealed like-for-like sales growth of more than 15% yesterday just weeks after reporting record annual profits. However, the tile and wood flooring retailer did warn it may have trouble keeping...
Traders' Hopes for 10 More City Centre Stalls Rejected; Chain Stores Relieved over Decision by Committee
Byline: LARRY NEILD City Editor COUNCILLORS turned down proposals for 10 new stalls for city centre street traders yesterday amid fears from the city's high street chains that millions of pounds worth of expansion plans will be jeopardised. It...
TSUNAMI AFTERMATH: Wales Plans to Help in Aid Effort
Byline: LAURA MAY THE Welsh Assembly cannot give direct financial aid to the countries affected by the Asian tsunami disaster but will be ``as creative as possible'' in offering practical help, first minister Rhodri Morgan said yesterday. The...
Twin Gives DNA Samples as Hopes for Brother Fade; Family Fear the Worst after Passport Found
Byline: ANDY KELLY SAMPLES of DNA have been taken from a twin on Merseyside in a desperate attempt to track down his brother who went missing in the Asian tsunami disaster. Peter Harrison, 46, is thought to have been on the island of Khoa Lakin...
UN Urges Governments to Honour Pledges for Tsunami Disaster Fund
THE international community has been urged to produce money pledged to the Asian tsunami relief effort. United Nations and top government officials met in Geneva to plan how to spend the pounds 2. 1bn aid fund. But Oxfam warned governments not...
US Delay May Be a Sign of Hope
Byline: Bill Gleeson WOULD the suspension of legal action in the dispute between the European Union and the United States about state aid for aircraft manufacturing be a sign of hope that the world's two biggest economic blocks are serious about...
Wales Sees Brake on Rising House Prices
Byline: DAVID JONES HOUSE price rises in North Wales are slowing down, after jumping almost a fifth in the past year. The average price for a home in the region is now pounds 116, 236, up 18. 2% in the last 12 months. Last night bosses at...
We Won't Fly If the Price Is Too High; Region Remains Hesitant about Swansea Air Link
Byline: DAVID JONES BUSINESS people in North Wales are warning they will not use a proposed air link between Anglesey and South Wales if fares are too high. They are being backed by a business pressure group which says the Welsh Assembly still...
Why Go Solo in the Gym When Five-a-Side Is More Effective and Better Fun?
CHRISTIAN EVANS typifies the stressorexic profile. Working for busy Liverpool law firm Gregory Abrams Davidson, his days are long and stressful, packed with difficult meetings and he often works late into the evenings. Four years ago, 30-year-old...