Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from January 10, 2012

A Celebr Ration Rain 60 Years in the Making; BRITAIN PREPARES FO QUEEN'S OR QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
Byline: TONY JONES The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year - a historic reign which will reach the six-decade milestone in a few weeks. She has been an enduring figure in the life of the nation and her importance has been recognised worldwide...
A Good First Year but Dalglish Will Have to Spend More
Byline: MarkLawrenson KENNY DALGLISH celebrated the first anniversary of his return to the Anfield hotseat this week. And my verdict on the past 12 months is that he has done well, but there remains plenty of room for improvement. I was one...
Ainsdale, Pounds 825,000
REMINISCENT of a magnificent Mediterranean villa, this palatial residence exudes sophistication and is located in a desirable area. The expansive property boasts a range of customdesigned features and is beautifully presented. The home is entered...
Aled's Top Tips to a Waste Free 2012
Cycling to work and going litter free in New Year CYCLING to work and making an extra effort to keep his community free of litter are just two of one man's steps to live a greener 2012. Aled Wyn Thomas, 28 from Caernarfon has pledged his support to...
Amy Sets Her Sights on Role in Curtis Cup
A PLACE in the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team at Nairn in June is the top priority for Amy Boulden as she begins her 2012 campaign in the 54-hole Spanish Ladies Open being played this week in Alicante. This year the 18-year-old youngest...
Around the Clubs
Local results and events RESULTS Southport and District Golf Association. Hesketh 1.5 Penwortham 2.5; Formby 1 Royal Birkdale 3; Penwortham 1.5 Formby 2.5. Scratch League placing. Hillside 5; Southport & Ainsdale 5; Royal Birkdale 4; Hesketh...
'Ashley Touched So Many Hearts. He Lived Life to Full' SSUUDDDDEENN DDEEAATTHH OOFF DDAADD,, 2222,, SSHHOOCCKKSS LLOOVVEEDD OONNEESS
Byline: ERYL CRUMP ; DAVID GOODBAN THE heartbroken parents of a 22-year-old man who died suddenly after collapsing at work have paid emotional tributes to him Ashley Byrne, of Mancot, died in a Liverpool hospital on Sunday, four days after falling...
A Unique, Modern Home; Paul Baker on a Lovely Family Home with Plenty of Individual Touches
Byline: Paul Baker THE opportunity to own a large family property in Sefton Village doesn't come around often, so this modern executive-style property is sure to attract attention. The house is situated within a private location, yet close to...
Bellamy's Praise for Anfield's Medics
Byline: IAN DOYLE CRAIG BELLAMY has thanked Liverpool's medical staff for giving him the opportunity to enjoy an Anfield renaissance. Bellamy has proved a huge success since he was snapped up by Kenny Dalglish on a free transfer from Manchester...
Bidston Hotel Win through to Honour Roy's Memory
Byline: DaveInnelli THE Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday League is mourning the death of Bidston Hotel secretary Roy Scarisbrick, who has sadly lost his battle against illness. Deepest sympathy and best wishes go to Roy's family and friends. Roy's...
BOA's Drugs Ban Hearing Date Set; Olympics
THE British Olympic Association bylaw which enforces a lifetime Olympic ban on drugs cheats will face legal scrutiny by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on March 12. The BOA have challenged the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that...
Boycott Bahrain GP, Say Human Rights Groups; Motorsport
Byline: Ian Parkes BAHRAIN Grand Prix organisers have moved swiftly to rebuff calls from human rights groups for Formula One teams to boycott this year's race. Last season's race had to be cancelled following political unrest which resulted in...
Bresnan Blow Sours England Feel-Good Factor
Byline: David Clough TIM BRESNAN'S absence from the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan is a bitter blow for England - just when it seemed their preparation was going to plan in the United Arab Emirates. No sooner had Andrew Strauss' tourists...
Bresnan Is Forced out with Injury; SPORT ROUND-UP
CRICKET: Tim Bresnan's absence from the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan is a bitter blow for England - just when it seemed their preparation was going to plan in the UAE. No sooner had Andrew Strauss' tourists completed a hard-working three-wicket...
By George! A Pounds 1.25m Boost; Hotel's Extra Rooms Creates Six New Jobs
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN A HOTEL will boast 79 bedrooms after a pounds 1.25m investment which has been welcomed by locals. Six new jobs will be created at the George IV Hotel in Criccieth, Gwynedd, which already employs 18 people. As more people...
Caught on Camera
Byline: ALEX HICKEY Public asked to help track CCTV suspects THIS latest rogues' gallery released by police shows CCTV images of people suspected of fraud, racial harassment, wounding and shoplifting. The North Wales Force wants Daily Post readers...
Celeb Chef Held for Shoplifting: I'll Seek out Help
Byline: BEN MITCHELL CELEBRITY chef Antony Worrall Thompson apologised yesterday for his "stupid and irresponsible actions" after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket. The 60-year-old Ready Steady Cook star was cautioned...
City Confidence Not Damaged by Cup Exit Insists Keeper Pantilimon
MANCHESTER City's back-up goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon claims confidence will not be damaged by the side's FA Cup loss to Manchester United. The Premier League leaders were eliminated from one of the four trophies they are pursuing as they went...
Clattenburg Set for Blues Match
Byline: IAN DOYLE MARK CLATTENBURG has been scheduled to referee an Everton game for the first time since his controversial officiating of the Goodison derby in October 2007. Clattenburg has been assigned to take charge of the visit of David...
Council Staff Union Rejects Pension Deal
Byline: ERYL CRUMP Fresh blow to hopes of settling bitter clash HOPES of resolving the bitter dispute over public sector pensions received a fresh blow yesterday when leaders of tens of thousands of council workers rejected a final offer. Leaders...
Cow Brings Rail Line to Standstill; Collision Sees Services Shutdown
Byline: OWEN HUGHES A TRAIN hit a cow after it wandered onto the track, causing chaos for commuters. Passengers were shocked when the large animal was struck on Anglesey by the Arriva Trains Wales Holyhead to Cardiff service just after 8am yesterday....
Create a Fresh New Look in Your Home; Now the Christmas Decorations Are Down, Gabrielle Fagan Discovers Simple Ways to Refresh Your House for 2012
Byline: GabrielleFagan THE holiday's over, and, while it's common to feel you're suffering from a little too much partying, there's another often overlooked symptom - a decor hangover. Once you've disposed of that sparkling tree and taken down...
Crusaders Excited by Talented Signings
Byline: EMYR JONES Ex-Vikings stars a boost for Griffiths NORTH Wales Crusaders have completed the triple signing of Danny Hulme, Lee Hudson and Chris Lunt from Widnes Vikings. Lunt and Hudson are both 21-years old while Hulme turns 21 in February....
Cup Run Is Nice but Promotion Is Still Priority
Byline: barry HORNE THINGS are going well for Wrexham at the moment which, after a torrid few years, is terrific news and there are very little other than positive vibes coming out of the Racecourse. We saw a fantastic crowd - and result - against...
David Charters
"YOU are a wellington boot on the ballet stage of life," observed my mother in the twinkling of her days, before the vulgar advent of pop-up toasters and instant porridge, when Aga cookers still croaked for a vanishing England and our wireless wheezed...
Don't Meddle on Independence; PM Warned Not to Interfere in Debate
Byline: MATTHEW GEORGE DAVID Cameron must stop interfering over a referendum on whether Scotland should remain part of the UK, Elfyn Llwyd said yesterday. The Plaid Cymru Westminster leader spoke out as plans were announced for a series of public...
Dragons Showed Me Magic of FA Cup
THE romance of the FA Cup was not lost on Brighton's Spanish defender Inigo Calderon, after Wrexham came from behind at the Amex Stadium on Saturday to force a replay at the Racecourse next week. The 29-year-old, who joined the Seagulls from Deportivo...
Ellison Using Classic Chase as Stepping Stone to Aintree; Racing
Byline: ChrisWright BRIAN ELLISON is hoping Neptune Equester runs a big race in Saturday's Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick to help him get a chance at John Smith's Grand National glory. The nine-year-old has already won on Merseyside when he...
English Rose Wilt in Senior Cup Tie
Byline: HarryRimmer LBH Cup ties were played and the Senior Cup saw Fazakerley with Kev Townson and Billy O'Callaghan netting to beat English Rose, Ian McBride 2-1 and Netherley Wood Lane Legion with Strannack, Cato and Tagoe on target, finish 3-3...
Enroller to Take Taunton
Byline: ARGUS ENROLLER''S National Hunt career has not yet taken off as might have been expected, but he is an interesting contender for the Nomad Novices'' Hurdle at Leicester. William Muir''s inmate was a Group Three winner on the Flat in his...
Essemmay Go Clear at Top of the Premier despite Draw
Byline: Gary Berwick ESSEMMAY are a point clear at the top of the Premier Division after a 0-0 draw with ROMA. Second place is now occupied by Croxteth who knocked six past the luckless Cheshire Lines conceding just the one against. Thomas...
Everton Are Treading Water but What Else Can They Do?
Byline: MarkLawrenson OVER the weekend I saw that clip of Bill Kenwright being confronted by a group of Everton fans at the railings outside Goodison. While the exchange was reasonably polite, it showed the strength of feeling some supporters...
Ex-Leader Bradley to Stand as an Independent; Politics
Byline: David Bartlett FORMER Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley is to stand for re-election as an independent candidate, following his suspension from the Liberal Democrats. Cllr Bradley has started delivering leaflets around the Wavertree...
Fans Have a Vital Role in Promotion Campaign
Byline: MARK CURRIE Morrell urges supporters to turn up in numbers for Tamworth clash WREXHAM player-manager Andy Morrell reckons fans, as much as the players, have apart to play in making 2012 a year to remember. The Dragons opened the New Year...
Fans Must Understand Cost of Keeping Bluesi in the Premier League
OVER the weekend I saw that clip of Bill Kenwright being confronted by a group of Everton fans at the railings outside Goodison. While the exchange was reasonably polite, it showed the strength of feeling some supporters have against the chairman....
Fellaini Can Become One of Best, Says Moyes
Byline: Ian Doyle DAVID MOYES has challenged Marouane Fellaini to prove he is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. Fellaini returned to action after a spell out with an adductor injury by delivering a man-of-the-match performance...
Fergie: No Wayne Pressure on Ref
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has backed Wayne Rooney in the row over his role in Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany's controversial red card. City boss Roberto Mancini claimed United striker Rooney pressured referee into dismissing Kompany for a two-footed...
Ferguson Backs Rooney in Kompany's Red Card Row
Byline: Martyn Ziegler SIR ALEX FERGUSON has backed Wayne Rooney in the row over his role in Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany's controversial red card. City manager Roberto Mancini claimed United striker Rooney pressured referee Chris...
First Look at New Pounds 73m School Plans
Byline: KELLY WILLIAMS EDUCATION BOOST... BUT 7-YEAR DOUBT ON START DATE THIS is the first glimpse of what two secondary schools may be transformed, thanks to a multi-million pound funding package. Ambitious plans are in the pipeline to rebuild...
French Alps, from 190,748 Euros
FRANCE has been named as one of the best destinations for a new life abroad, according to recent data. Research from Lloyds TSB International Wealth Survey revealed that France is the number one choice for a home abroad. The survey also highlighted...
Grateful Bellamy Warns against Eastlands Repeat Showing
Byline: Ian Doyle CRAIG BELLAMY has thanked Liverpool's medical staff for giving him the opportunity to enjoy an Anfield renaissance. Bellamy has proven a huge success since he was snapped up by Kenny Dalglish on a free transfer from Manchester...
Harvey Nichols Announces Autumn Opening in Liverpool
Byline: David Bartlett ICONIC department store Harvey Nichols has confirmed it is to open in Liverpool One. Last month the Daily Post exclusively revealed the upmarket chain was on the cusp of signing a lease for the former Habitat store. ...
Hospitals Are No Place for the Ill!
Byline: ROB DAVIES IT'S no surprise that so many of us hate going to hospital. It's certainly no place to be if you're ill. Step through the door with your broken arm and a full panoply of nasty bugs and viruses await to greet you. The nurses...
Hughes Faces More Talks before Taking the QPR Job
Byline: Ian Parkes MARK HUGHES faces more talks with QPR today before he decides whether to succeed Neil Warnock as manager of the Barclays Premier League club. Hughes was at Loftus Road with advisor Kia Joorabchian yesterday for talks with chief...
I'll Make the Most of This Opportunity
Byline: MARK CURRIE OLYMPIC hopeful Jade Jones marked yesterday's 200-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the London Games with a vow to make the most of a "once in a lifetime chance". The 18-year-old taekwondo star, who comes from Flint,...
Leading from the Front - Editors Down the Years
Byline: William Leece FOR many journalists, the editor's chair is the summit of their career. For others, particularly in this corporate world of media conglomerates, it can be a stepping stone to greater things. In its 156-year history, the...
Mackenzie Defends Time as Sun Chief
Byline: SAM MARSDEN KELVIN MacKenzie defended his "bullish" approach to editing The Sun yesterday as he acknowledged that the paper has now become "more cautious". He told the Leveson Inquiry he did not spend much time worrying about journalistic...
MacKenzie: I Didn't Worry Too Much about Journalistic Ethics
Byline: Liam Christopher KELVIN MacKENZIE defended his "bullish" approach to editing The Sun yesterday - including the paper's notorious stories in the aftermath of Hillsborough - as he acknowledged that the paper has now become "more cautious"....
Meet the Champion; Poppy Finlay Lady Champion, Vicars Cross Age: 16 Student Handicap: 3
Byline: Poppy Finlay Do you play other sports? No, just golf but I enjoy watching others sports on television. I like motor racing. Where did you hit your first golf balls? In Spain where we lived. My father was working there - he built log houses...
Mersey Bands Ready to Make a Big Noise on National Stage; as the New Season of Gigs Begins, Jade Wright Looks at Some of the Local Bands Set for Big Things in 2012
Byline: Jade Wright GET set for a music breakthrough in 2012. There's a new generation of bands breaking through, each worthy of a slot on your iPod, and not one older than your favourite jumper. Record labels are looking for the hottest young...
Mersey Estate Pupils Get Eton Chance
Byline: LiamMurphy YOUNGSTERS from some of the poorest estates in Merseyside and Chester are to be given the chance to attend top public school Eton, under an innovative plan by a housing organisation. John Denny, chief executive of the newly-created...
Merseyside Farmers Help Wild Birds in Pioneering Scheme; WILDLIFE
MERSEYSIDE farmers have stepped up for nature by getting involved in a conservation project aimed at helping a struggling bird that has suffered huge declines in recent years. An RSPB project, Operation Tree Sparrow, was set up to give a helping...
MPs Accused of 'Dithering' over High Speed Rail
Byline: RobMerrick A TWO-YEAR wait before MPs vote on a high-speed rail line to the edge of Liverpool will be catastrophic and risks derailing the scheme, its architect has warned. The delay - expected to be confirmed by the Government today...
NEWS FROM AROUND THE CLUBS Tapgolf@hotmail.Com
THIRTY points was the winning total in both divisions at PRESTATYN. Graham Newell won the first one a countback from Steve Ellis with Paul Woolfine third on 29 and Dave Bowring won the second from Phil Douglas (29) and Geoff Davies (28 In two other...
Nicola DAVIES
Our weekly view from emergency services... THIS WEEK RNLI Sea Safety Manager During my time as an RNLI Divisional Sea Safety Manager for Wales and the Isle of Man I have been amazed by the selflessness, courage and skill of our volunteer lifeboat crews,...
Oldest Municipal Links Course Gears Up for Its Centenary Year
Byline: HaroldBrough ON A September afternoon in 1912, at the north end of Southport promenade, the local mayor teed off from the first at the new municipal course and was followed by a match between two local professionals, Peter McEwan from the...
One Third of City Children Live in Poverty, Campaigners Warn
Byline: RobMerrick ONE third of Liverpool children live in poverty, campaigners warn today - ahead of a predicted explosion in the numbers below the breadline in the next few years. Liverpool is named as Merseyside's child poverty capital, with...
Parry Must Move Players out before New Stars Can Sign Up
Byline: Nick Hilton TRANMERE'S attempts to sign a striker on loan during the January transfer window will have to be funded by players making temporary moves away from Prenton Park. Manager Les Parry admits Rovers don't have any money left in...
Phillips to Play on Tour to Boost Bid
Byline: DAVE JONES FOLLOWING the disappointment of his first round exit in the BDO world darts championships on Sunday, Dolgellau oche star Martin Phillips has decided to enter more tournaments this year in a bid to improve his world rating. ...
Politicians Should Be Able to Tweet Freely
Byline: DavidHiggerson TO TWEET or not to Tweet? Given events of the past few days, there are surely a fair few MPs ruefully wishing for the good old days once again. The days when they decided what they said to a public audience, and when, not...
Poverty Fear over Welfare Changes
Byline: OWEN HUGHES WALES WILL BE WORSE HIT, CLAIMS MINISTER MAJOR concerns about the impact of the Welfare Reform Bill on the poorest families in Wales have been voiced by a senior Welsh Government minister. The Coalition Government in Westminster...
Railway Relics from M Two Centuries on Show; William Leece Looks at the Latest Daily Post Flickr Pictures
A trio of basset hounds wait for their owner HERE'S a question for the trivia merchants: which was the last to run of the two railway relics pictured above? At the top is the one remaining carriage of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, which Liverpudlians...
Return of Scholes a Boost to United's Title Push -Smalliing
Byline: SIMON STONE HRIS SMALLING is convinced CPaul Scholes' shock Manchester United return can provide the kick-start required to the Red Devils' flagging Premier League title quest. Sir Alex Ferguson dropped the bombshell that Scholes was...
Room for Improvement from Kenny's Men
KENNY DALGLISH celebrated the first anniversary of his return to the Anfield hotseat this week. And my verdict on the past 12 months is that he has done well, but there remains plenty of room for improvement. I was one of those at the start of...
Ship Survive the Storm to Secure Win in High-Scoring Game
Byline: TomPotter STORMY weather but a storming game between Ship FC and Big House in the Premier division ended in a 12-goal thriller as Ship ran out 7-5 winners, due to Stuart Speed netting a fine treble and Mike Scullion plundered a brace before...
Shop Direct Fears 5% Sales Fall as Tough 2012 Beckons
Byline: NeilHodgson SPEKE-BASED online and catalogues retailer Shop Direct is bracing itself for a contraction in sales this year of up to 5%. Chief executive Mark Newton-Jones believes consumers will rein in spending in the face of even more...
Six of the Best
Ormskirk, pounds 585,000 AN ATTRACTIVE detached property, this character house offers double glazing and gas central heating, plus underfloor heating to the ground floor. Electric gates give access to a two-car driveway and electric garage. The...
Solicitors Put Pressure on Clinics over PIP Implants
Byline: AlanWeston THE quality of "suspiciously cheap" PIP breast implants should have been called into question by surgeons, according to a Merseyside solicitor who is representing clients affected by the health scare. The question of who is...
Surge in Retail Administrations
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS THE total number of retailers in Wales and England falling into administration in 2011 increased by 11% last year. Research published yesterday by professional services firm Deloitte revealed some 183 retailers went under,...
The Caws for Goats Cheese; No Kidding, Wales Beats the French
Byline: DEBRA GREENHOUSE NIGEL Jefferies is keen to encourage more people to buy Welsh goats cheese. He says people tend to think of goats cheese as typically French, but Wales makes some of the best varieties. "Ours is fresher, clean tasting,...
The Real Value of Community Payback; LETTERS
WE write following your article published by the Daily Post on January 4 2012 entitled "One in five offenders don't finish Community Sentence", and your related view in your "Opinion and Analysis section". We feel it is important to respond to the...
Title Fight Mystery Man Is Revealed; Boxing
THE 'mystery man' at the centre of the latest controversy surrounding Amir Khan's defeat by Lamont Peterson has revealed he will attend a hearing into the fight on January 18 and insists he has "nothing to hide". Mustafa Ameen hit the headlines...
Tributes Paid to Cyclist Jim,, 14; TEENAGE VICTIMOF CRASH REMEMBERED
Byline: ERYL CRUMP A 'lovely, polite, funny, spirited young man' TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular teenager who died in hospital after his bike was struck by a car. James Edward Hodgson, of Arddleen near Welshpool, was rushed to hospital after...
Tweeter Who Abused Saha 'Sacked'
A MAN who racially abused Everton forward Louis Saha on Twitter is believed to have been sacked by the firm that employed him. Everton fan Callum Gardner said his Twitter account was used without his consent by a colleague to post a tweet to Saha...
Two Killed as Car Hits Tree at a Beauty Spot
Byline: KELLY WILLIAMS TWO young men were killed and another injured when a car lost control and hit a tree after careering down an embankment. Firefighters, police, and the force helicopter rushed to the scene on the A452 Horseshoe Pass near...
Union Is Now in Order, Claims Rugby World Cup Chief; Rugby Union
Byline: Paul Hirst THE man in charge of delivering the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is confident that the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have finally got their house in order and hopes the competition will be the best in history. Key figures from...
WG Must Seek to Ease Welfare Pain; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
THERE is much that is good in the Coalition Government's welfare reform agenda that can be welcomed by all sides. The provision of welfare in Britain has to be reformed since it is ruinously expensive, particularly in the current climate of austerity....
Who Will Research Hill Farming Now?
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE INDUSTRY ALARM OVER SALE OF LAST WELSH HILL STATION PLANS to sell off a Welsh uplands research facility could compromise future challenges such as food security and environmental sustainability, critics have said. The...
You Led Such a Full, Happy Life
Byline: ERYL CRUMP HUNDREDS of mourners turned out for the funeral of a young woman killed with in a horrific New Year's Day car crash. Sasha Danielle Jarvis, 19, from Llanberis died when the silver Vauxhall Corsa in which she was travelling...
Your Stars with Patrick Arundell
Byline: Patrick Arundell This is a time when you can fall back on your hunches to make smart and decisive moves, and this can see you at your true best. While others still ponder, you can be doting the i's and crossing the t's. Push on with conviction....
Your Stars with Patrick Arundell
Byline: Patrick Arundell Mercury can sharpen up your take on situations considerably, so little will miss your penetrating gaze. People may say things, but you'll be able to quickly decipher what's for real, and what's designed to maintain appearances....