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Articles from March 10, 2011

A Warm Bilingual Welcome at Wales' Flagship Venue; WELSH FOR ADULTS CENTRES
AS the country's top venue for the performing arts, the Wales Millennium Centre decided when it opened in 2004 that a 'Warm Welsh Welcome' was to be an essential part of its offering. Moreover, its directors were clear that this should mean visitors...
BED CUT FOLLY; 20% Axed at Hospital
Byline: ALEX HICKEY xxxxxxxxx@dailypost.co.uk A HOSPITAL will have almost a fifth of its beds slashed, in a move described as "complete folly". Health chiefs will cut the number of beds at Ysbyty Dolgellau, Gwynedd, from 24 to 20 as part of a...
Bird NOTES WITH JULIAN HUGHES
Byline: JULIAN HUGHES MOST warblers winter in Africa, but Dartford warblers stay year round, vulnerable to cold winters. Numbers have fallen in their southern strongholds recently, but while once considered a bird of lowland heath, they've spread...
Blues Frustrated as Brum Hold Out
Byline: DAVE PRENTICE TROUBLE with the plumbing caused this fixture to be postponed on Boxing Day. But both teams were left with that sinking feeling last night. Birmingham's battle to beat the drop was enhanced by just a solitary point thanks...
Bonus Bonanza for Partners as John Lewis Rings Up Profits
Byline: Neil Hodgson STAFF, or partners, at Liverpool One's John Lewis store were "cock-a-hoop" after receiving a bonus worth 18% of their salaries. The pounds 194.5m total payout across the John Lewis Partnership's 76,500 staff members follows...
Budding Star; Flower: I'm 100% Better for Regular Run in Side
Byline: EMYR JONES WELSH star Ben Flower is enjoying his run in the first team with Crusaders this season - and says he has become a much better player because of it. Flower, 23, has started every game this season and has been one of Crusaders...
By Invitation Only; Carolyn Hughes Reports from the Latest Lunches, Launches and Parties
Byline: Carolyn Hughes A GROUP of "ladies who lunch" had a surprise visit from the most famous musclemen of all last week when a couple of Chippendales dropped in at Gusto bar and restaurant, at the Albert Dock. The finely toned hunks were in...
Cadw'r Cwsmer Yn Hapus; BWRDD YR IAITH GYMRAEG
Byline: ATODIAD HYSBYSEBU MAE'R dirwasgiad yn gwasgu ac mae'r enwau mawr, y busnesau hynny yr oeddem yn credu eu bod am fod gyda ni am byth, yn rhoi eu dwylo i fyny ac yn cyfaddef eu bod yn dioddef problemau ariannol. Mae'r dyddiau pan oedd bargeinion...
Cameron Backs 'Excellent' Hague over Handling of Libyan Crisis
Byline: Joe Churcher DAVID CAMERON backed the UK's handling of the Libya crisis last night as he stepped in to defend his "excellent" Foreign Secretary William Hague from fresh criticism. The Prime Minister said his administration had "led the way"...
Chester's Future Lies in Its Heritage, Experts Insist
Byline: Liam Murphy INTERNATIONAL regeneration experts have advised Chester to focus on its heritage to secure rejuvenation of the city. Experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) visited Chester late last year, at the invitation of city and...
Coastguards: We Hope They Listen; LETTERS
I HAD the misfortune to sit through the Public Meeting in Holyhead High School last Wednesday (March 2), organised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as part of their public consultation which will see Holyhead Coastguard closing and North...
Croeso Cynnes Dwyieithog Ym Mhrif Ganolfan Cymru; CANOLFANNAU CYMRAEG I OEDOLION
FEL prif lwyfan Cymru ar gyfer y celfyddydau perfformio, pan agorodd Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru ei drysau yn 2004 penderfynwyd y byddai Croeso Cynnes Cymreig yn rhan hanfodol o'r arlwy. Roedd ei chyfarwyddwyr hefyd yn benderfynol y byddai hynny'n golygu...
Cynhadledd Undydd: Cymraeg Iaith Busnes
UN peth sy'n gyffredin rhwng yr holl fusnesau mae Tm Busnes y Bwrdd yn gweithio nhw yw y weledigaeth y maent yn ei rhannu pan mae'n dod i gynyddu eu gwasanaethau Cymraeg i gwsmeriaid a'r brwdfrydedd a ddaw yn sgil hynny. Wrth ddatblygu eu defnydd...
Dairy Boycott Threat to Badger Cull
WILDLIFE lovers have pledged to boycott Welsh dairy products in protest at the Welsh Assembly Government's (WAG) decision to press ahead with its badger cull plans. And landowners say they will launch legal action against the proposed cull in their...
Don't Let Us Down in 2012 - Warning
WALES' egg revolution is is showing no signs of slowing down as the industry gears up for the end of cage systems in 2012. Since 2006 the sector has almost quadrupled in size and last year it received a further boost with the awarding of pounds...
Eastmond Switch Is League's Biggest Wake-Up Call
ONE of the best young prospects in rugby league has decided to abandon the sport at the age of just 21, to go and play another sport. The move by St Helens and England's Kyle Eastmond to join Bath rugby union club gives rise to serious concern....
England Have Improved without Me - Wilkinson; Rugby Union
Byline: Alex Lowe JONNY WILKINSON admits Grand Slam-chasing England have been a better side since he was dropped a year ago. Wilkinson, England's World Cup-winning fly-half, was axed for only the third time in his career after last year's 15-15...
Ex-Olympians Throw Their Hat at Prizefighter
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS FORMER Olympic team-mates Robin Reid and Adrian Dodson could face-off at the next Prizefighter. The veterans will compete in the Matchroom series on March 23, should 41-year-old Dodson navigate a scheduled four-rounder...
FAKEFLOOD; LIFESAVERS PREPARE FOR WORST: Rescuers from across Wales Test Skills in Series of Mock Emergencies
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN THREE hundred rescuers took part in a flooding exercise yesterday to test their skills in real-life scenarios. One of the most dramatic set ups saw RNLI volunteers from Criccieth being winched to safety from the roof of a...
Farewell to Murdered Mum-to-Be
Byline: ROD MINCHIN THE boyfriend of murdered mother-to-be Nikitta Grender carried her coffin into the church for her funeral yesterday. Ryan Mayes, 18, was joined as a pallbearer by the teenager's father, Paul, and other family members. Around...
Fears for Future of Pension Scheme
Byline: Rob Merrick A SQUEEZE on public sector pensions - which will be unveiled later today - could backfire by forcing millions of town hall workers to quit their scheme altogether, a Liverpool MP is warning. The threatened 3% hike in contributions,...
Former Player in Hopes to Buy Club
FORMER Dragons striker and Premiership star Ashley Ward has spoken to the Daily Post about his dreams of turning Wrexham into a Championship club. It was confirmed last night the ex-Blackburn and Norwich player was in the running for Wrexham FC....
Free-Range Revolution; LOSING JOB A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR EMMA
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE REDUNDANCY proved a blessing in disguise for a farmer's daughter who used her misfortune to her own advantage. A year after losing her job at the Rhug estate, Corwen, 25-year-old Emma Pritchard had opened her own egg business...
From Gog Gringo to American Gaucho; Heads to Ranch Country to Search out Ideas for Home
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE FOR a young farmer used to the relative intimacy of the hills of North Wales, the sheer vastness of South America's cattle ranches were an eye-popping sight. A greater surprise was the professionalism that underpinned...
Gaddafi Turns Screw on Rebels; Oil Pipeline and Storage Plant Destroyed
Byline: ED JAMES FORCES loyal to Muammar Gaddafi destroyed an oil pipeline and storage plant yesterday as they pounded rebels with artillery and gunfire in at least two major cities. Gaddafi appeared to be keeping up the momentum in his fight...
Galliano's Dresses Are Beautiful but This Saga Could Hardly Be Uglier
Byline: Emma Johnson LOOK at that dress. Breathtaking isn't it? It should be, it is the handiwork of John Galliano, arguably Britain's most talented fashion designer. A week ago Galliano should have been enjoying the praise for this and other...
Gerrard to See Specialist over Groin Injury; Skipper Gerrard to Visit Specialist over Groin Injury
Byline: Ian Doyle STEVEN GERRARD will visit a specialist this week with fears the Liverpool skipper may need surgery to cure his niggling groin injury. Gerrard has struggled for full fitness since suffering a recurrence of the long-standing problem...
Grit of Alright; Saunders Hails Wrexham's Will to Win against Boro
Byline: MARK CURRIE WREXHAM manager Dean Saunders wasn't too impressed by the quality of his team's finishing against Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday night, but he couldn't praise his players highly enough for their character and determination as...
Hollow Victory in the Referendum; LETTERS
SO the referendum when the people of Wales were asked to vote on whether they believed the Welsh Assembly should have power to pass laws without them having to be approved by the Westminster Government first was decided on Thursday. Many of us in...
I Can't Replace Arteta's Creativity, Admits Moyes; Blues Struggle to buildonHeitinga Strike
Byline: David Prentice DAVID MOYES admitted last night that he has run out of options to solve a growing creative crisis at Goodison Park - as Mikel Arteta's long-awaited return to form was cruelly cut short by a hamstring injury. The little...
I'm Hair to Stay on Merseyside Claims Meireles
Byline: IAN DOYLE LIFE in England didn't take long to change Raul Meireles. But when it comes to on-field matters, the midfielder sees no reason to compromise his trademark appearance. Meireles returned to his Portuguese homeland yesterday for the...
I'm Still Backing Bangor for the WPL Title
Byline: john HARTSON HERE in Wales, some people will have been a little surprised that Welsh Premier League leaders Bangor City surrendered their 100% home record against Neath at the weekend, but I was not one of them. Based on little more than...
Jones Impressed by Irish Pairing
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK WALES lock Alun-Wyn Jones has hailed the durable quality of Ireland's revered second-row partnership of Donncha O'Callaghan and Paul O'Connell. Jones and Bradley Davies will go head-to-head with the Munster warriors in...
Kate Is Bringing Herown Sense of Style to the City; EMMA THOMPSON Meets Kate Henshaw, Owner, Kate Henshaw Hairdressing
Byline: EMMA THOMPSON AT THE tender age of 25, Kate Henshaw has just opened her first salon, and business is booming. Kate Henshaw Hairdressing, recently launched in leafy Aigburth, was the result of her hard work, determination and vision to...
Keeping Customers Happy; WELSH LANGUAGE BOARD: ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
THE recession looms, household names - businesses we thought would never close - are putting their hands up and admitting financial problems. Gone are the days where sales are just a once-a-year occurrence. Bargains and discounts are screaming at...
Landmarkcourt Ruling for Merseyside Asbestos Victims
Byline: BenTurner TWO families have won groundbreaking legal claims to compensation for their Merseyside relatives' exposure to asbestos. In separate cases, relatives of Huyton mother-of-two Dianne Willmore and Eastham-based Enid Costello were...
Leader of Cult Guilty of Rape
Byline: ANTONY STONE AN "evil" paedophile was yesterday found guilty of leading a satanic sex cult from his home in a small town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, West Wales, presided over a quasi-religious cult which preyed on young children and...
Lib-Demapology for City Cuts 'Slurs'
Byline: Marc Waddington A LEADING member of the Liberal Democrats has apologised for comments that Liverpool council was making "politically motivated" cuts. Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Lib-Dems and widely tipped as the next leader of...
Liverpool Charities Welcome New Law on Cigarettes Display
Byline: Liza Williams LIVERPOOL charities have welcomed a Government decision to ban cigarette displays in shops. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Heart of Mersey have campaigned to bring in the law. The legislation was pioneered by...
Lle I'r Gymraeg Ar Y Fferm; BWRDD YR IAITH GYMRAEG
GYDA swe, fferm, ffair a pharciau antur a chwarae i gyd gyda''i gilydd ar un safle mae Folly Farm yn lle ardderchog i deuluoedd. Mae dros 50 o wahanol rywogaethau o anifeiliaid egsotig yn byw yn Folly Farm - gan gynnwys yr unig jiraffod yng Nghymru,...
Major Store Leads the Way
ONE big business that was quick to pick up on the benefits of a Welsh language policy was the 2009 addition to Cardiff's new retail landscape - John Lewis. The department store offers Welsh language services including bilingual signage, staff and...
Make Your CV Really Stand Out
EMPLOYERS in North Wales have found themselves in a favourable situation over the last couple of years when it has come to recruiting experienced personnel. With the impact of the economic downturn resulting in vast increases in unemployment levels,...
Meireles Finally Making the Cut; Europa League Last 16 First Leg Braga V Liverpool, Tonight 6pm (Five)
Byline: Ian Doyle LIFE in England didn't take long to change Raul Meireles. But when it comes to on-field matters, the midfielder sees no reason to compromise his trademark appearance. Meireles returned to his Portuguese homeland yesterday...
Morgan Excited to Fill in KP Role; 'Finisher' Eoin Ready for Key England Clash
Byline: DAVID CLOUGH EOIN MORGAN has upgraded from the Champions League to the World Cup, and from Manchester to Chittagong. England's replacement for Kevin Pietersen has also switched sports, of course, having given up on his plan to cheer on...
Morgan Is Happy to Change His Plans; Cricket
Byline: David Clough EOIN MORGAN has upgraded from the Champions League to the World Cup, and from Manchester to Chittagong. England's replacement for Kevin Pietersen has also switched sports, of course, having given up on his plan to cheer on...
MPs Warn on DLA Changes; 'Benefit Reforms Will Hit Cancer Sufferers'
Byline: MATTHEW GEORGE Families need help at the earliest possible time and actually doubling that qualifying period is only going to make matters worse: families may need just as much support a year or two years down the line as they did when they...
New Express Train WILL Call at Wrexham; MINISTER'S PRAISE FOR N-S RAIL LINK
Byline: KATE FORRESTER A NEW express rail service linking North and South Wales will include stops in Wrexham, transport chiefs have confirmed. The Welsh Assembly Government made the announcement after pressure from Wrexham Council to include...
No International Rescue Package for Liverpool; Mr Brocklebank
MR BROCKLEBANK found himself in the middle of an angry throng of protesters outside Liverpool town hall, ahead of the meeting to decide how the council would cut pounds 91m from its budget. But it appears the squire was not the only flamboyant Liverpool...
N.Wales Ace in with a Chance to Prove Worth
Byline: rob GRIFFITHS RHODRI JONES has been recalled for Wales under-20s' penultimate Six Nations clash against Ireland tomorrow night, fresh from a sterling performance against Leinster last Friday. The U20s' results have so far mirrored those...
Parry Vows to Crack Whip after Bristol Horror Show
Byline: Nick Hilton MANAGER Les Parry is ready to shake up the Tranmere side to face League One leaders Brighton on Saturday, after branding a midweek horror show as "unacceptable". The 1-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday left Tranmere without...
Plaid AM Fears 'Political' Pick to Be S4C Chair; Ex-Minister Voices Key Post Concerns
Byline: TOM BODDEN FORMER heritage minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas said he fears a 'political appointment' as new chair of S4C. The Plaid Cymru AM warned the new head could preside over the 'takeover' of the Welsh language channel by the BBC. ...
Pounds 130mmerseytradecentreaims toattract1,000Chinesefirms
Byline: Alex Turner PEEL has unveiled plans to build a pounds 130m International Trade Centre (ITC) by the River Mersey to house more than 1,000 Chinese companies that want to trade in the UK and Europe. The developer, which is behind the Liverpool...
Pressure on Referees Can't Be Tolerated Any Longer
Byline: Sean McGuire THE independence and sovereignty of referees in professional football is under attack. Managers, commentators, players and club officials all seem to believe that they have a right to subject the decisions of the referee...
Profits Take off for EADS Group
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS AIRBUS parent EADS posted a net profit of pounds 475m (553million euros) for 2010. And a slew of deals earlier this week, including a multi-billion dollar contract for 15 A330s from Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, helped...
Public Inquiry Ruled out over Edge Lane Retail Park Revamp
Byline: David Bartlett THE pounds 200m revamp of one of Liverpool's biggest retail parks has been given the go-ahead by gover nment. It will not call a public inquiry in to the proposals to expand the retail park by 40% creating 600,000 sq ft...
Radio DJ Returns to Rural Roots
RADIO DJ Terwyn Davies has made the move to TV broadcasting by going back to his rural roots as Ffermio's new presenter. The 31-year-old has joined the Ffermio team while regular presenter Daloni Metcalfe is on maternity leave, having just given...
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REDS FEAR FOR STEVIE; Gerrard May Go under the Knife to Cure Groin Injury
Byline: IAN DOYLE STEVEN GERRARD will visit a specialist this week with fears the Liverpool skipper may need surgery to cure his niggling groin injury. Gerrard has struggled for full fitness since suffering a recurrence of the long-standing problem...
Ryanair Demands EU Action over Spanish Airport Strikes
Byline: Lorna Hughes BUDGET airline Ryanair has urged the European Commission to step in to prevent a series of strikes by "selfish" Spanish airport workers. A dispute involving AENA, the Spanish state-owned firm which runs Spain's key airports,...
Scarf Was Tight Round Neck and Stuffed in Her Mouth
Byline: ERYL CRUMP IT was "immediately apparent" a care worker had been murdered when her body was recovered from a drainage ditch a jury heard yesterday. The body of Ffion Wyn Roberts, 22, had been found face down the ditch, known locally as...
Sir Terry Turns Down Invitation to Chair LEP
Byline: Bill Gleeson THE former chief executive of supermarket chain Tesco has dealt a blow to the hopes of the region's business community by turning down the chance to become chairman of the area's Local Enterprise Partnership. It had been...
Small Step to a Better Rail Service; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
COMMON sense looks set to prevail regarding a second Express train service planned to run between North and South Wales. The existing higher-speed Express between Cardiff and Holyhead misses out several principal North Wales stations, most notably...
St Dunstan's Gave Me My Life Back
Byline: DAVID POWELL FORMER paratrooper John Robinson felt his life was in ruins when his eyesight began to fail. The ex-corporal, who had already survived military tours of Northern Ireland in a 12-year career, developed age-related macular...
Stylish Halsall into 100m Final; Swimming
Byline: Paul Eddison SOUTHPORT'S Fran Halsall looked back to her best as she eased through to the 100m freestyle final at the British Gas Swimming Championships last night. The 20-year-old, who won world 100m freestyle gold in Rome in 2009, broke...
Table Turned on Everton Yet Again
WOLVES, Wigan, West Ham, West Brom and now Birmingham are the fistful of teams currently fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League. But it's not just a battle to beat the drop which unites the bottom five. Every one has also come away...
The Jewel of the Garden Festival Is Shining Again in All Its Original Glory
Byline: Alan Weston IT WAS one of the star attractions at the original International Garden Festival in 1984. Now the finishing touches are being made to a new Japanese garden at the Otterspool site ahead of its opening to the public in June....
The Liverpool Telescope Must Be Saved, Pupils Tell MPs
Byline: Rob Merrick TEENAGE scientists yesterday joined calls to save the world-famous Liverpool telescope, which is threatened by government spending cuts. MPs who are investigating the future of the two-metre telescope - which is used by pupils...
There Ain't Nothing like a Yard Dog; NEW SOCIETY FORMED TO SAVE OLD DROVERS' DOG
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE THEY'RE short, stubby and nimble on their feet: and according to their admirers, few other dogs surpass them for rounding up livestock. But for all the breed's qualities, the Cardigan corgi has been almost forgotten in...
Thinkaar Makes Good Sense
Byline: ARGUS CANNI THINKAAR has a decent record at Folkestone and a third course victory could be on the cards in the Garden of England Beginners'' Chase. Zoe Davison''s representative confirmed that course nous with a terrific display here...
This Season's Trends Nailed
SEVENTIES fever, eye-popping brights or wacky prints, anyone? If this season''s major catwalk trends don''t appeal, turn your style attention to your talons. "Nail lacquer has really become a fashion statement like a must-have accessory," says Tom...
This Won't Bring Dianne Back. but It Will Bring Some Solace; HUSBAND'S JOY AT LANDMARK ASBESTOS RULING
Byline: KATE FORRESTER A FAMILY has won a groundbreaking legal claim to compensation for a mum-of-two who died after exposure to asbestos. Dianne Willmore, from Rossett, Wrexham, was awarded pounds 240,000 damages in July 2009 after convincing...
Trade Centres Plan Can Boost Business; LIVERPOOL DAILY POST an Independent Newspaper Established in 1855
LDP ANY British company that wants to establish commercial links with China can take advantage of the service offered by any of the numerous trade centres set up by the authorities. It's easy to imagine they are worth their weight in gold. The Chinese...
Tuna Firm Agrees to Change Fishing Methods
LIVERPOOL tinned tuna firm Princes was praised by environmentalists after it agreed to make changes to fishing methods. The company announced yesterday that it would aim to reduce the use of fish aggregation devices (FADs) and purchase all of its...
Wales Said Yes: Now Let's Use New Powers Effectively
Byline: DAFYDD WIGLEY LAST Thursday's referendum moved Wales into a new era. Voters decisively endorsed the National Assembly having full law-making powers without needing Westminster's permission. Credit is due to hundreds of "Yes" supporters...
Welsh Means Business at Cardiff Conference
THE one thing linking all the businesses the Welsh Language Board work with is the vision they share when it comes to increasing their Welsh language services to customers, and the enthusiasm which comes from that. When they are planning ways to...
Where's the Shame in Losing to Barcelona?
Byline: john HARTSON IDON'T think anyone would disagree that Barcelona are the best team in the world so it's no disgrace that Arsenal, one of my former clubs, bowed out of this season's Champions League at the Nou Camp on Tuesday evening. The...
Womenof the World Unite,nowis Our Hour; THEATRE the World's Wife/The Unity
Byline: Joe Riley BEHIND every great and even psychotic man, there's reckoned to be the great - and, in some cases, notorious - woman. And, in turn, behind a clutch of those often long-suffering females, there's an articulate feminist in the...
Wool's Fab Four; HIGH CALIBRE CANDIDATES CONTEST WOOL ELECTION
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE RISING prices have created a buzz in the UK wool sector and, in this month's British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) elections, four high calibre candidates are contesting the Welsh Northern seat. Here is a brief profile of...
Your Stars
Earlier this week, I explained you were in a period of preparation, and the burners were lit now you can stare in wonder, as all your plans really do lift off. It's been a touch and go phase, but now there will be a lot more going for you as plans...
Your Stars with Patrick Arundell
Byline: Patrick Arundell If you have been caught up with work and business moves, the arrival of Mercury, your guiding light, in the most progressive part of your horoscope encourages you to reach out and connect with others as much as you can....