Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from February 23, 2012

100 New Jobs as Shop Takes over DIY Unit; Community Leaders Welcome Investment
Byline: RHODRI BARKER A NEW store is to open in Bangor, bringing the promise of 100 jobs. Home, leisure and garden business The Range is taking over the former Focus DIY outlet on Caernarfon Road and is planning to open on on April 6. It will...
3,000 Axed as Peacocks Sold
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS MORE than 3,000 jobs were axed when ailing fashion chain Peacocks was sold out of administration yesterday. In North Wales and Cheshire, stores in Wrexham, Flint, Ellesmere Port and Chester will close, with the loss of...
35 Years for Murdering Teen Nikitta; Unborn Baby Died in Attack
Byline: BENJAMIN WRIGHT A COCAINE-addicted former nightclub bouncer was jailed for at least 35 years yesterday for the rape and murder of heavily-pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender. Loner Carl Andrew Whant appeared to yawn as he was found guilty...
Betsi Pounds 3m Appeal 'Will Boost Our Kids' Health'
Byline: DAVID POWELL ... But hospices fear they'll lose out as result A pounds 3 MILLION appeal has been set up to pay for children's centres to improve their health and wellbeing. They would act as a one-stop shop in each of the region's six...
BLOWN AWAY; Windfarm Job Ad Sees Thousands Apply for 35 Posts
Byline: KATE FORRESTER A JOB advert for wind turbine technicians has seen thousands of applications flood in - for just 35 positions. A pounds 50m deal was struck last year between the Port of Mostyn and energy company RWE npower, which has started...
Cattle and Ponies Chomp for Nature; FORESTERS OPT FOR GRAZING SOLUTIONS
Byline: IOLO LLOYD FCW ONE of the biggest challenges facing any woodland manager when restoring open habitat is not the initial work to clear the site of unwanted vegetation: it's the on-going management to maintain and improve conditions. Often...
City Serious about Euro Trophy as Tev Prepares to Return
LAST 32 2ND LEG Manchester City 4 Porto 0 (City win 6-1 on aggregate) MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini last night said he had "no problem" with Carlos Tevez and the striker could be considered for selection in "two or three weeks". Tevez...
Climber Plunged 100ft and Died in Wife's Arms; I Just Said Goodbye She Tells Inquest into Plunge Mystery
Byline: ERYL CRUMP A CLIMBER died in his wife's arms after falling more than 100 feet off a Morroccan crag an inquest heard. Henry Benjamin Rhys Wintringham was abseiling down the crag when he fell and died of severe head injuries. The experienced...
Colour Can Shine Bright
Byline: ARGUS IT IS WORTH chancing the handicapper has seriously underestimated Mark Johnston's Colour Guard, who takes the plunge at Southwell. Winner of his only start to date, the son of Shamardal has been given a rating of 75 after winning...
Commons Reject Disability Safeguards: Do Lords Have Any Useful Purpose?
Byline: DAFYDD WIGLEY ON 34 occasions in this parliamentary year, the Lords have defeated the Government - on a wide range of legislation. On the controversial Welfare Reform Bill, the Government has been out-voted recently on eight separate...
COMMON Yellowthroat Is an [...]
Byline: ROBIN SANDHAM COMMON Yellowthroat is an American species of warbler which should now be wintering in Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean Islands - certainly not in Glamorgan. Wales' second and the UK's 10th record made an appearance...
Corden: I Was Upset at Cutting Adele Off
Byline: ANTHONY BARNES BRIT Awards host James Corden revealed he held out as long as possible before cutting short big winner Adele's crowning moment - and said he had actually been told to move in after had she said "thank you". The presenter,...
Creighton Hopes for Quick Return; Crocked Ace Backs Deputy Westwood
Byline: MARK CURRIE WREXHAM defender Mark Creighton is optimistic about his chances of a relatively swift recovery after sustaining a minor hamstring tear during Tuesday night's 1-0 victory at Kidderminster Harriers. The Racecourse fans' favourite,...
Dare to Fly Our Ancient Eagles
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN THE ancient eagle flag of Caernarfonshire, the banner attributed to Owain Gwynedd, could again be seen flying in the former county if a local group has its way. Cymdeithas Sir Gaernarfon (Caernarfonshire Association) has...
Eisteddfod ROUND-UP
Byline: ERYL CRUMP THE annual Eisteddfod at Llanegryn near Tywyn last weekend was declared a huge success. Eisteddfodwyr enjoyed 15 hours of competition: secretary Bethan Davies said they appreciated the support by the primary school and the...
Emyr Evans Gears Up for Tract Ttor Spectacular
A TRACTOR dealership open day has evolved into the biggest farm machinery show in North Wales. On March 1 Gaerwen-based Emyr Evans Tractors stages its fourth machinery show with a star-studded line-up of big name manufacturers. For the second...
England Facing Questions over Twenty20 Side
Byline: DAVID CLOUGH ENGLAND are grappling with how to tweak a winning team as they move on from their unexpected one-day international whitewash of Pakistan back to one of their specialist subjects today. After the world number ones' 3-0 Test...
Fire That Reduced This Farmhouse to a Shell
Byline: OWEN HUGHES A FIERCE fire saw an isolated farmhouse on the Llyen peninsula burnt to the ground. Flames ripped through the unoccupied seafront property between Chwilog and the Hafan y Mr holiday park, Pwllheli, after a blaze started in...
Georgia Clash Proof of Commitment to North
Byline: rob GRIFFITHS JOE LYDON has backed the decision to give RGC 1404 a prestige friendly fixture as the North Wales region continues to gear up for life in competitive rugby. Chris Horsman's RGC side will take on the Georgia national side...
It's Premature to Talk of Cup Final - Moyes; Postponement Gives Blues a Break
Byline: IAN DOYLE SEEING Liverpool reach a cup final is a major inconvenience for Everton supporters at any time. But that the return to Wembley of their neighbours threatens to check their team's growing momentum will only further irk the Goodison...
Killed Reporting Horrors of Syria; Reporter Defied Her Orders to Leave
Byline: SAM MARSDEN SUNDAY Times journalist Marie Colvin was killed after defying an order to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs because she wanted to finish "one more story", her mother said last night. The award-winning war reporter, 56,...
Master Tyers Who Created Fish 'Fly Art' ONE FLY WAS SO DEADLY ITS MAKER LATER REPENTED
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE ALL have hooks and hackles. Most have bodies and silks. A few, glorious creations also come with wings, ribs, whisks and legs. Cheekier examples have an "ass". From these few simple structures a dizzying array of fish...
Memory of Brynle Has Potent Pull; BRYNLE'S SON BUYS MEMORIAL TRAILER
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE A CHARITY night kept alive the memory of the late Brynle Williams - and boosted the coffers of two North Wales charities. More than 300 tickets at pounds 40-a-head were sold out within a fortnight for a concert and auction...
My Wife Nia Was My Lucky Charm; MACH SPEED FOR RECORD LIMOUSIN
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE RECORD breaker Glyn Vaughan believes he has a lucky charm - wife Nia. Last Saturday at Carlisle, he saw his Limousin bull, Dolcorsllwyn Fabio, smash the breed world record - and set a new European bovine record - when...
No Other Player Will Equal Giggs
Byline: SIMON STONE Stan Matthews record in danger jokes boss SIR ALEX FERGUSON has acknowledged that Ryan Giggs has set footballing records that will never be matched. The evergreen Manchester United midfielder will be making his 900th appearance...
NW Sides in Chance to Train with Stars
Byline: rob GRIFFITHS TWO junior rugby teams from North Wales are pleading for votes to win the chance of a lifetime prize. Bangor under-13s and Denbigh U14s have both been shortlisted for a national competition and are asking rugby fans from...
On the ESTATE
Byline: DAVE POOLER MOST gamekeepers are almost nocturnal. It comes with the territory. I certainly love being in the woods after dark although, even after all these years, there are still some night-time sounds that can make the hairs on the back...
Out andABOUT
YFC clever clogs BRAINBOX young farmers from Betws yn Rhos proved that last's year's county YFC quiz victory was not just a flash in the pan. After "much head scratching", the team repeated last year's success at the 2012 Clwyd YFC quiz at Denbigh...
Players Are Trying Ignore Hype Says Adam
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK ADAM JONES insists Wales are turning a deaf ear to the hype and expectancy that is accompanying their bid for Triple Crown glory at Twickenham on Saturday. Former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies, now a television pundit,...
Read Cow Signals for Big Yields
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE READING cow behaviour to identify problems is growing in popularity: by better meeting their cows'' needs, farmers can benefit from higher production and lower costs. Next week, two Farming Connect meetings in Pentrefoelas...
Reds Must Turn Up - and Bellamy Could Be Crucial
Byline: LAWRENSON ANYONE thinking Liverpool are in for an easy ride at Wembley on Sunday will be very much mistaken. It's going to be a more difficult game than some people are expecting. Cardiff may be in the Championship but they are a good...
Region Is Crying out for Skilled Jobs; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
WHAT a worrying sign of the times it is that thousands of people should apply for just 35 jobs as wind turbine technicians. You would think that the job title of such a role would rule out nearly all of us. And yet despite their rather esoteric...
Speed a 'Factor' in GP Crash Death; He'd Been at His Kids' Sports Day
Byline: ERYL CRUMP A DOCTOR killed when his car collided with a tractor had been to his children's sports day a coroner heard. Dr Gwion Rhys, 38, died instantly in the accident on the B4534 at Pentre Uchaf near Pwllheli last July. He was on...
Stewart Learning to Cope at Reds
Byline: IAN DOYLE STEWART DOWNING admits he has had a "culture shock" dealing with the pressure and scrutiny of playing for Liverpool. But the winger remains determined to make a success of his Anfield career and is desperate to be given a starting...
'Stonewall' on Charity Scandal
Byline: TOM BODDEN Ministers quizzed over 'repeated warnings' and links to Labour LABOUR ministers were accused yesterday of 'stonewalling' over responsibility for a scandal-hit race relations charity. The All Wales Ethnic Minority Association...
Stretch Yourself as Yoga Teacher
Byline: EMMA THOMSON What does a career as a yoga teacher involve? Yoga teachers instruct people in the various positions involved in yoga, and may also teach controlled breathing, meditation and visualisation. They teach yoga as a form of exercise;...
Switching to Wood Fuel Could Save You Money and Offers a More Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels; ADVERTISING FEATURE
WITH no sign of winter leaving any time soon, Woodfuel Wales shares some top tips on why making the switch to a cleaner, greener way of heating the home can offer you savings in more ways than one. With fuel bills in Welsh households rising due...
Tributes to LibDem Lord, 86
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN TRIBUTES were paid to Liberal Democrat peer Lord Emlyn Hooson, described as the "founding father of the Welsh Liberal Party." Lord Hooson, who has died aged 86, was Montgomeryshire MP from 1962-1979. A leading QC, he represented...
Union Anger over School Staff 'Cuts'
Byline: OWEN HUGHES 30 JOBS MAY GO TO HELP PLUG pounds 10M SHORTFALL A THREAT to cut teaching assistants on Anglesey has been greeted with fury by a workers' union who say they have been negotiating with the council on pay and conditions to save...
Woman 'Woke Up to Knife-Wielding Ex'
Byline: ERYL CRUMP Man denies trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend A TEENAGER went into his former girlfriend's bedroom, woke her up at knifepoint and ordered her to go outside with him, a jury heard. Roberto Cruz, 18, of no fixed address, was in a...
Woodfuel Is Top of the Class at School; UNIQUE DEAL OPENS UP NEW BIOMASS MARKETS
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE A PRIVATE woodland has struck a unique deal to supply woodfuel for a primary school's new biomass boiler. After more than two years of planning, an 80kW Hertz boiler at Whitford primary school, Holywell, is due to start...
'World Class' Dementia Site Wins Support; Pounds 5m Complex Set to Get the Green Light
Byline: ERYL CRUMP PLANS for a "world class" centre to care for people with dementia are set to be approved by councillors. The old Ysbyty Bryn Seiont on Caernarfon's Pant Road was bought by the Wrexham-based care organisation Pendine Park in...