Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from December 6, 2011

13-Month-Old Riley Is Our Baby of the Year Winner Our You're Reds Crash at Cottage
Byline: IAN DOYLE Liverpool rue referee controversy as official little cutie proves to be no Friend to Dalglish's outfit THERE was drama in the Press room shortly before kick-off when a consignment of cottage pie destined for the gathered hacks...
Around the Clubs; Local Results and Events
RESULTS Chester. Winter Stableford. J Griffiths 41; N Smith 41; L Wilkes 40; I Finlay 39. Winter Stableford. RWaddilove 44; W Lawrence 43; L Osborne 42; D Percy 42. Helsby. Turkey Trot, Texas Scramble. C Stott, D Farr, M Aird 54-4.2-49.8; cpo.M...
Bank Giant Slapped with Record Fine; Pounds 40m Bill for Mis-Selling
Byline: JAMIE GRIERSON BANKING giant HSBC was landed with a record City fine yesterday after a mis-selling scandal involving nearly 3,000 vulnerable elderly customers living in care. Its NHFA subsidiary, previously known as Nursing Home Fees...
Be Especially Aware of the [...]
Be especially aware of the voice of authority and of how it can cause chaos at just the wrong moment. Yet it is not all doom and gloom. Listen to your intuition and the right solution will be shown to you. You also get a chance to grab a bargain. Call...
Cat-Like Instincts Keeping Salma at Top of Her Game
IF there was ever a poll to find a real-life superwoman, Salma Hayek could well win the title. From her humble beginnings in Veracruz, Mexico, the 45-year-old has fought hard to get to where she is today - the most famous Latina starlet in Hollywood....
Conwy Gearing Up to Host the Senior Open
CONWY will host the Welsh Senior Open for the first time since 2008 when the tournament returns to the European Senior Tour schedule amid the spectacular setting of the North Wales links from August 24-26 next year. And in other good news for golf...
Coral Pledges Final Dividend as Results Show Improvement
Byline: Neil Hodgson CORAL Products, the Haydock plastics firm, predicts "a much improved performance for the year" and a final dividend for shareholders - the first in six years. In a trading update, it said the acquisition of Luton-based Interpack...
Costa del Sol, from 227,000 Euros
DESPITE economic uncertainty around the globe, the golf tourism sector has proven resilient as buyers look to invest in properties close to golf courses. With its sunny climate, Spain is one of the biggest international golf destinations. Taylor...
Dalglish to Consider Spearing Red Appeal; Dalglish Plans Spearing Red Card Appeal
Byline: Ian Doyle KENNY DALGLISH has revealed Liverpool will consider appealing Jay Spearing''s red card as their unbeaten run was ended in controversial circumstances. Clint Dempsey''s goal five minutes from time consigned the 10-man Anfield outfit...
David Charters
I WAS riding a rush hour train the other morning, idly reading a biographical dictionary and wondering if St Vitus deserved a longer entry than Ned Ludd, when a young woman flumped onto the seat opposite with all the finesse of a slug plunging from...
Deal Set to End Battle to Run City's New LEP; Business Former Airport Boss Will Lead New Agency - but Rogers Stays
Byline: David Bartlett LIVERPOOL'S new economic development agency is finally scheduled to be up and running by Christmas - after stinging criticism of a lack of progress so far. Lorraine Rogers Former Liverpool Airport boss Robert Hough will...
Detectives Fly to Spain in Renewed Hunt for Maddie
Byline: TomMorgan SCOTLAND Yard detectives have flown to Spain as part of their review of the Madeleine McCann case. Officers spent three days with Spanish colleagues in Barcelona last month discussing the girl's disappearance across the border...
Dock Road Given New Lease of Life after Pounds 1m Resurfacing
Byline: DavidBartlett ONE of Liver pool's key roads which has been plagued by huge potholes has finally been resurfaced. Almost pounds 1m was spent revamping Regent Road -the main route to the city's docks in Vauxhall. The dock road was identified...
Do without Nuclear and Use Less Power; LETTERS
DAVID Owen the author of the letter 'Nuclear has a role in the energy mix'' (December 2) thinks people like me in Wales live in an imaginary world where we don''t need nuclear power. A spokesperson for the Welsh Assembly Government stated recently...
Dragons' Boss Andy Lays Down the Law
Byline: MARK CURRIE WREXHAM player-manager Andy Morrell has told his players to forget about their FA Cup exploits and concentrate instead on maintaining their place at the top of the Blue Square Premier League. Hard on the heels of Saturday's...
Dragons Fans Given a Huge Reason to Smile
IT'S been a week of good news for Wrexham Football Club and their fans. Since my last column, the ownership of the club has finally been transferred to Wrexham Supporters' Trust after a tortuous and difficult acquisition process. That happy event...
East Villa Cling onto Top Spot after Sefton Draw
Byline: GaryBerwick THIS week saw Essemmay OB make a bid for the leaders spot and they were only denied by inferior goal difference as they beat REMYCA United 3-0 to move joint top. Ray Putterill hit his fifth of the season aided by Ryan Morgan...
Empty Site Will Rise from Ashes
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS LAND earmarked for a multi-million pound shopping complex and 450 new jobs will be sold to a London developer. Station Yard in Denbigh looks set to rise from the ashes after laying dormant for more than two years. Denbighshire...
Father Would Have Been Proud of My Win - Woods; Golf
Byline: Mark Garrod TIGER WOODS thinks his late father would have been proud of him for finally ending more than two years without a win - and especially the way he did it. Although the Chevron World Challenge was a limited-field non-Tour event,...
Fears for Merseyside Wildlife as Conservation Rules at Risk; WILDLIFE
MERSEYSIDE wildlife charities have reacted angrily to government proposals to weaken some of the UK and Europe's highest-level wildlife protection laws. Chancellor George Osborne has spoken of a need to slacken the "gold-plated" regulations which...
Fighting Talk; Team GB Warned of Tough Road Ahead
Byline: JIM VAN WIJK PERFORMANCE director Gary Hall maintains Great Britain's Taekwondo fighters know there are still tough battles ahead if they are to stay on course for medals at London 2012. The LOCOG Test event ran smoothly at ExCeL over...
Finns Are Looking Up for Sailing Ace Ainslie; SAILING
BEN AINSLIE laid down an early marker in the Finn class at sailing's World Championships yesterday. The 34-year-old already has an unprecedented five world titles and started his Finn Gold Cup run strongly on his first day's racing. Despite having...
flashBACK; THIS WEEK: LLYeN
? Send pictures to Flashback, Daily Post, PO Box 202, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction Conwy, LL31 9ZD, or get in touch by e-mail: featureswales@dailypost.co.uk The grand upper staircase at Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, pictured in the early 1900s. This...
Freshfield, Pounds 2.75m
THIS magnificent individually designed Georgian-style detached home is set back from the road in a prestigious location. Inside, the property offers opulent accommodation. On the ground floor, there is a spacious reception hall with oak flooring....
Get Funky with a 70 00s Design Revolution; Sarah Hooley Dons Her Best Disco Dress and Gets on Down to Some Serious Home Design, with a 1970s-Inspired Twist
ATIME of glittering glam rock, clashing colour schemes and large swirly patterns, the unmistakable style of the 1970s is back and bigger than ever. Having whipped the fashion-world into a frenzy this season, it was only a matter of time before the...
Give Us Pounds 100k; WST MESSAGE TO FANS WITH CLUB SET TO LOSE Pounds 500,000
Byline: KATE FORRESTER WREXHAM FC will make a loss of more than half a million pounds this year, its new owners have told fans. The Wrexham Supporters Trust board held a members' meeting last night, at which it outlined plans for the future running...
Great N.Wales Animal Rustle; THEFTS FOR MEAT ON THE RISE
Byline: DAVID POWELL; OWEN HUGHES POACHERS and rustlers are cashing in on soaring meat prices with a spate of animal thefts. Livestock thieves have been targeting sheep, cattle and pigs on Anglesey and in Gwynedd while poachers are catching an...
HAIR FOR HEROES; Dad Won't Visit Barbers or Shave for Year to Aid Troops
Byline: KATE FORRESTER A FITNESS instructor has pledged to give up shaving for a year to raise cash for injured soldiers. Dad-of-one Dan Percival will also be avoiding the barbers for 12 months as part of his fundraising drive, which he describes...
Have Waste Free Xmas; TOP TIPS ON CUTTING FESTIVE LEFTOVERS
CHOOSING the right sized turkey and making full use of your food waste caddy this Christmas can help you enjoy a greener and cheaper winter break say charities. Home owners are being urged to think about how to go green over the winter break whilst...
I'll Have Sober New Year, That's When Olympics Hits homeAndrew
Byline: TOM REYNOLDS ANDREW SELBY might have had his London 2012 participation rubber-stamped last week - but he insists his Olympic selection won't hit home until a spot of New Year abstention. The Barry boxer was in the capital on Friday as...
I'll Play Anywhere If We Win Says Phil
MANCHESTER United utility player Phil Jones is more than happy to be shuffled around the side if it means the team keeps on winning. The 19-year-old summer signing from Blackburn has produced some impressive performances this season despite being...
Is This Right Time to Ditch Santa?
Byline: ROB DAVIES FOR the first time in festive memory, the front cover of this year's Christmas Radio Times, out tomorrow, doesn't feature a plump, red-faced, white-bearded buffoon commonly known as Santa Claus. Amen to that, you might say....
Juniors at Wrexham Are Simply Foursome
Byline: GARETH HUGHES THE North Wales Junior League came to a close at Wrexham with several athletes completing a clean sweep of four victories. The only slight surprise came in the under-15 girls' race where Maldwyn's Alex Cawthra beat Abigail...
Khan Happy to Fight on Away Turf; BOXING
AMIR KHAN is relishing the chance to boost his growing reputation by going behind enemy lines to defend his light-welterweight titles against Lamont Peterson in Washington on Saturday. The Bolton fighter, 24, defends his IBF and WBA belts as the...
Klitschko Laid out by Kidney Stone Op; BOXING
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO had no option but to call off his fight with former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck in Germany on Saturday, according to his manager. Klitschko, the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion has failed to recover in time...
Lilies in Search of a Worthy Double
Byline: MIKE McEVOY RHYL manager Greg Strong has a couple of last-minute fitness checks to make before finalising his side for the Lilywhites' second big hurdle in three days. Tonight they have a crucial Huws Gray Alliance date against defending...
Lovely Home Enjoys 12 Acres; Paul Baker on a Family Property Set in an Exclusive Development in Apopular Area
Byline: Paul Baker FORMING part of an exclusive development, this spacious, four-bedroom residence is set in approximately 12 acres of grounds in the picturesque village of Willaston. The Lydiate is a gated development with remote controlled...
Magnificent Seven Is Just Pie in the Sky for Dalglish as Harsh Red Proves Costly
Byline: Ian Doyle THERE was drama in the media room shortly before kick-off when a consignment of cottage pie destined for the gathered hacks was clumsily dropped on to the floor. Kenny Dalglish, though, would probably wish it had landed on referee...
Milestone Legal Test Case for Victims of Industrial Killer
Byline: AlanWeston A TEST case with major implications for asbestos-related cancer sufferers on Merseyside is now under way at the UK's highest court of appeal. Hundreds of victims of mesothelioma - Britain's biggest industrial killer -are fighting...
Miliband Needs to Face Facts: It's Time to Sack Ed Balls
Byline: DavidHiggerson UNEMPLOYMENT rising, inflation only a seemingly never-ending upward trajectory, the largest public sector strike in living memory ... surely this is the moment when Labour seals the deal for the next general election? It would...
Mining Firm Starts Exploration Work
A MINING firm has started exploration work at an Anglesey mine reviving hopes of eventually creating 100 jobs. Anglesey Mining's multi-million pound deal to re-start work at Parys Mountain near Amlwch after 100 years collapsed in 2009 when the economic...
Missing Lodger from Murder Home Strangled His Ex-Partner
Byline: Luke Traynor A LODGER wanted in connection with the double murder of a Merseyside mother and daughter tried to strangle a previous girlfriend. The Daily Post can reveal how detectives are set to speak to Barry Morrow's ex-partner about...
Moyes Battle as Donovan Stays Quiet over New Year Options
Byline: Ian Doyle DAVID MOYES faces a battle to persuade Landon Donovan to agree a second loan stint at Everton in the New Year. Moyes has made no secret of his desire to bring Donovan back to Goodison as he looks to bolster his attacking options....
Moyes in Battle to Persuade Donovan
Byline: IAN DOYLE DAVID MOYES faces a battle to persuade Landon Donovan to agree a second loan stint at Everton in the New Year. Moyes has made no secret of his desire to bring Donovan back to Goodison as he looks to bolster his attacking options....
Mum: Catch Car Rock Attacker
Byline: JAMES EDGAR A DRIVER whose windscreen was smashed when a rock the size of a football was dropped from a bridge has spoken of her relief at her miracle escape. Mother-of-two Lisa Horne, 26, said she believed that "somebody was looking...
Murders Probe Man Is Spotted in France; Avon Lady and Her Mother Were Asphyxiated
Byline: PAUL KEAVENY A MAN police want to speak to in connection with the murder of a mother and daughter has been spotted in France. Avon lady Angela Holgate, 54, and her 75-year-old mother Alice Huyton were found by a relative at Mrs Holgate's...
National Express Invests Pounds 1.5m in JLA TransPennine Bus Link
Byline: NeilHodgson TRANSPORT group National Express has invested pounds 1.5m and created 20 jobs in a new TransPennine bus link serving Liverpool John Lennon airport. The 24/7 service, in collaboration with partners Selwyn's Travel, will operate...
Never Again
Byline: ED JAMES France and Germany demand treaty to avoid any repeat of Euro crisis in future FRANCE and Germany yesterday demanded a new European Union treaty to ensure the Eurozone crisis never happens again. French president Nicolas Sarkozy...
News from around the Clubs
email: tapgolf@hotmail.com THREE players finished on nett 59 over 15 holes in Division Two of a turkey trot at PRESTATYN, Ray Peters (72-13-59) winning from Alan Roberts (78-19-59) and Paul Reilly (80-21-59). Brent Ashcroft (64-7-57) won Division One...
No Risks as Parry Plays a Waiting Game with Enoch
Byline: Nick Hilton ENOCH SHOWUNMI won't be rushed back to the spearhead of Tranmere's attack as they prepare to take on free scoring MK Dons this weekend. The tall target man, who notched 13 goals last season, has a track record that suggests...
Our Grants Helped Create 99 New Jobs; ...and Safeguarded Another 95 Claims PEG Partnership
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN AROUND 99 jobs have been created and another 95 safeguarded thanks to a partnership of 100 businesses and agencies. Dozens of youngsters set up shop or expanded existing businesses in Gwynedd after learning grants of pounds...
Police: We Can't Pay Legal Costs for Ex-AM; He's Cleared of 'Bullying' but Faces Pounds 15k Defence Bill
Byline: OWEN HUGHES A POLICE authority looks set to refuse paying the legal costs of one of its own members who it took to the Ombudsman over claims he had bullied an officer and abused his position. Former AM Peter Rogers was cleared of accusations...
Pounds 1.4bn to Bring Our Schools Up to Date
Byline: TOM BODDEN EDUCATION minister Leighton Andrews unveiled a scaled-back pounds 1.4bn school buildings programme yesterday to cope with funding cuts. Local councils had originally bid for a share of a pot of up to pounds 4bn to modernise...
Rural Wales Rises Up over Lorry Park; 'HUGE TRUCK STOP WILL RUIN OUR LOVELY FIELDS'
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE FARMERS, horse riders, walkers and wildlife groups will tomorrow present a united countryside protest against a planned truck stop. Haulage firm JD Owen is making a third bid to build 24-hour rest stop for 60 trucks on...
Science Conference to Make Welcome Return to Liverpool
Byline: BenTurner ONE of the biggest events on the science calendar is to return to Liverpool. Confirmation the city would welcome the Association for Science Education's annual conference was last night hailed as further proof Liverpool was...
Short-Sighted; SWIMMING
Byline: RYAN BANGS JEMMA LOWE can't give an answer to the secret of her short course swimming success - but she will bid to call upon it when she travels to Poland for the European Championships. The 21-year-old Wales star, a butterfly specialist,...
Sixof the Best
Calderstones, pounds 535,000 THIS extended and wellpresented four-bedroom detached house is located in a highly sought-after area. On the ground floor, there is a hallway, cloakroom, wc and a spacious lounge. There is also an extended rear reception...
SNOW-DONIA; after Weeks of Mild Weather Winter Chills Finally Arrive
Byline: DAVID POWELL SNOW dusted roads in North Wales yesterday as winter arrived early. Temperatures plunged down to 1.1C at Lake Vyrnwy - making it the coldest in the region - as higher ground was hit by the snowy conditions. Hail and sleet...
Split Widens over Renewed Calls for EU Treaty Changes
Byline: Geoff Meade DAVID CAMERON'S difficulties with his party's Eurosceptics deepened last night as France and Germany renewed calls for EU Treaty change to solve the single currency crisis. After emergency talks in Paris, French President...
Steele's Energy Pulls Festive Show Through
Byline: LauraDavis IF REPETITION, like imitation, is a variety of flattery, then Charles Dickens is one of the most complimented authors of all. With the exception of the original Christmas story - of the boy child born in a stable to save mankind...
They're True Heroes of the Mountains; LETTERS
I WOULd appreciate it if you would publish this letter to thank a group of truly amazing strangers for the kindness, care and support they showed me. DAY Last weekend while out walking with my husband I slipped and fell on the far side of Foel Fenlli,...
Tidy Start Not Enough to Clinch Title for Kelly
LEADING England amateur Kelly Tidy warmed up well for the Ladies European Tour qualifying school when she claimed second place in the tour's Access Series Azores Ladies Open. The 19-year-old from Royal Birkdale led the tournament going into the...
Tiger Aims to Be Comeback King; GOLF
TIGER WOODS might have bigger prizes in the back of his mind but the 14-time major winner has set himself the target of being crowned comeback player of the year in 2012 after ending his trophy drought. His tongue-in-cheek quip came after winning...
Time to Cook a Winter Warmer; Seasonal Veg to Stave off a Chill
WHAT better way to get through cold days and dark nights than to turn to the warmth of our kitchen ovens and turn out fantastic winter foods for the family. Gone are the delicate veg of summer to be replaced by hearty fare such as parsnips, brussels...
Tiny Tech Big Boost for Life Sciences
Byline: BENJAMIN WRIGHT MAJOR NEW MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OPEN CARWYN Jones yesterday opened a new multimillion-pound university hi-tech medical research centre. Up to 650 jobs could be created at the Institute of Life Science, which investigates...
Treasure We Must Protect
Byline: ERYL CRUMP PRYDWEN ELFED-OWENS, President of the National Eisteddfod Court, believes the festival is a national treasure that must be safeguarded. She said: "The National Eisteddfod, one of the world's greatest cultural festivals, was...
Vigilance Key to Rise in Rural Crime; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
THE economic downturn is having some surprising consequences. Metal thefts have soared, and there is now an alarming increase in livestock rustling from farms and game poaching. These crimes are nothing new of course, they would have filled the...
Warning over More Merseyside Police Job Losses
Byline: RobMerrick HUNDREDS more police officers will have to be made redundant to plug a pounds 23.4m funding gap in Merseyside, the public was warned yesterday. The force has identified only pounds 38m of the pounds 61.4m of cuts that must...
Warren Flourishing in Its Centenary Year
Byline: Harold Brough THE WARREN is 100 years old this year - a time for celebration and for looking back to landmark events in the life of a well-loved club with a special place in golf. The Wallasey course is the oldest nine-hole municipal...
We Don't Know How to Give Up Says [...]; Silva Wants Bayern Win
Byline: CARL MARKHAM MANCHESTER City playmaker David Silva insists winning the Champions League is still not out of the question as the players will not accept defeat. Roberto Mancini's side have to beat Bayern Munich, who have already qualified...
We Have Only Ourselves to Blame
CHELSEA v VALENCIA GRP E, TONIGHT, 7.45PM ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS last night admitted Chelsea only had themselves to blame for being on the brink of crashing out of the Champions League ahead of their do-or-die showdown with Valencia. Villas-Boas refused...
We'll Be at Peak for Title Tilt Insists Huw
Byline: ROB GRIFFITHS HUW BENNETT is confident that by the time the Six Nations rolls around in little more than two months, Wales will be back to their peak fitness. One thing that stood out for Wales during their recent World Cup campaign was...
Wench to Serve Up Win
Byline: ARGUS A DROP to the minimum trip saw Wicked Wench come good at Southwell a month ago, and she can repeat the feat upon her return to the track in the toteexacta Nursery. The daughter of Kyllachy had seemingly not been showing trainer...
We're Here for the Win Insists Wenger
Byline: JIM VAN WIJK ARSENE WENGER maintains Arsenal must not worry about the players they have left behind as the Gunners look to finish their Champions League Group F campaign with victory over Olympiakos in Athens. With qualification already...
We're Losing Race for Jobs; Wales Doing Badly in Luring Investors - Cable
Byline: MATTHEW GEORGE WALES must market itself better to attract more overseas firms, MPs were told yesterday amid fears that it is falling behind in the race for new jobs. Business Secretary Vince Cable warned Wales was doing badly in securing...
We're Still L a Big Part of Welsh Life. but a Pounds 137k Loss S in 2 Years Proves We Are Not Sustainab Ble like This
Byline: ERYL CRUMP THE National Eisteddfod remains a "very, very important" part of Welsh life and has a secure future but changes must be made to ensure the festival becomes financially sustainable. Wales' premier cultural festival, which is...
Wirral PCT the First to Link Up with Private Midwifery Service
Byline: LiamMurphy WIRRAL Primary Care Trust is the first in the country to sign a contract with a private company to provide maternity care. One to One (NW) has signed a three-year contract with the trust and says it now aims to develop similar...
Wonders of the Winter Caught on Camera; Images Show Festive Season Is under Way, Says Alan Weston
Byline: Alan Weston Picture: CJ MO1 THE winter season is now well and truly upon us, and this is reflected in our choice of Flickr pictures for this week. Croxteth Park is the setting for a spectacular image of a spinning wire between two trees,...
Woolton Champion Tim Dreams of Open Qualification
Are you a sports person? I used to play more sports, including basketball. But I still play cricket for Wavertree and I swim a bit. Where did you hit your first golf ball? I was about ten and I went to the Walkers Playing Field at West Derby with...
You're Our Little Cutie; 13-Month-Old Riley Is Our Baby of the Year Winner
Byline: DAVID POWELL LITTLE Riley Beau Jones has scooped the Daily Post's Baby of the Year 2011 title. His parents are celebrating after their son, aged 13 months, was voted the cutest in North Wales in a competition which attracted 13,000 votes....