Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from March 27, 2012

30 Homes Evacuated amid Gas Blast Fears
MORE than 30 families were forced to leave their homes in the middle of the night because of gas blast fears. Locals had reported smelling gas and seeing flames shooting up through pavements, and so emergency crews evacuated the houses on Chester...
And Doggie Came Too
Byline: BETHAN COURT NEW rules mean it is now easier than ever to take pets on holiday with you - saving the cost of booking kennels for a summer break. Pets even get their own passport - no photo required, though - and ferry companies and Eurotunnel...
Baroness Finlay Explains Why We Should Not Legalise Assisted Suicide
LEGALISING assisted suicide for terminally ill people is unnecessary, discriminatory and unsafe. It is unnecessary because the law we have - the Suicide Act 1961 - combines deterrence with compassion. The penalties it holds in reserve are serious...
Brewerton Is Back in the Money; PRO NEWS
Byline: trevor peake BECKY BREWERTON had her first pay day of the season when she finished in a share of 25th place in the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco on the Ladies European Tour to earn 3,510 euros. After making the cut with rounds of 72 and...
Bring Back the Love for Milk; BROTHERS SHARING THEIR PASSION FOR NUTRITIOUS LOCAL FOOD SOURCE
AWREXHAM dairy is revamping its image in the hope of alerting more people to the importance of including milk in their daily diet. Tomlinson's dairy has just unveiled its new Love Milk logo, which will appear on all its packaging from now on. The...
Carwyn: Wales Should Be Made Law Unto Itself; Gillan against Legal Moves
Byline: TOM BODDEN THE Welsh Government will today seek public views on whether Wales should be a separate legal jurisdiction. The consultation exercise follows a call for a detailed debate by First Minister Carwyn Jones last year. Wales voted...
Climber Trapped for Hours on Rock with Arm Stuck in Crevice; FEARS EXPLOSIVES WOULD HAVE TO BE USED TO FREE HIM
Byline: ERYL CRUMP A CLIMBER has spoken of his terrifying ordeal after his arm got trapped for three-and-a-half hours in a Snowdonia rock face. The 27-year-old was left hanging from a rope with his arm jammed in a crevice above the Llanberis...
Coates Ready to Wait for Chances
Byline: IAN DOYLE SEBASTIAN COATES is happy to play the waiting game as he adjusts to life in English football. Coates shot to national prominence last week with his goal-of-the-season contender during Liverpool's 3-2 Premier League defeat at...
Counting the True Cost of the Years of Life Lost; It's Said That Every Cigarette Smoked Takes Up to 15 Minutes off Your Life. but Does the House You Live in or How Many GCSEs You Passed Also Affect Life Expectancy? Health Editor Madeleine Brindley Reports
IS there a formula for a long and healthy life? Or is life expectancy the greatest lottery we know? We're forever being told that a healthy lifestyle will pay dividends in terms of a quality and disease-free life - remember the old saying that an apple...
Course Will Focus on a Healthy Heart and How to Help Others
"It's a heart attack." These words can strike fear into anyone of us, regardless of whether they're delivered to us personally or to a family member or friend. Unfortunately, these words are heard too often, as there are around 124,000 heart attacks...
Davies in PB at the Barcelona Marathon; ATHLETICS with GARETH HUGHES Tuesday & Friday
MALDWYN'S Andrew Davies boosted his chances of selection to the Welsh marathon team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a fine performance in the Barcelona Marathon. He finished 17th overall in 2-25.03, with Eryri's Matthew Roberts just seven places...
Deaths
BLACKWELL - BRIAN, 25th March 2012. Peacefully at home, Bron Haul, Bagillt, surrounded by his family, aged 58 years. Beloved husband of Jayne, devoted father to Paul, Jonathan and Sarah, and much loved father-in-law to Anna and Tom and a dear brother....
DEEPLY WORRIED; Divers Fear Plan to Redevelop Flooded Quarry Will Spell End for 'One of Best Sites in Europe'
Byline: ERYL CRUMP DIVERS are concerned plans to develop a disused slate quarry into a top class tourism resort could spell an end to their activities at the site A consortium of businessmen under the banner of Penygroes Holdings have bought the...
EAW Pulls Plug on Farm Drainage Bills; UNION VICTORY OVER MARSH MAINTENANCE
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE MARSHLAND farmers have heaved a sigh of relief after Environment Agency Wales (EAW) binned bills for drainage work. Landowners in parts of Anglesey, Meirionnydd and the Conwy Valley were thrown into panic after receiving...
Education
Successive studies have shown that better educated people are more likely to live longer. In a report about the impact of education on health for the OECD, Wim Groot and Henritte Maassen van den Brink said: "Education and health are the two most...
England Let Sri Lanka off Hook; CRICKET
Byline: RORY DOLLARD JAMES ANDERSON admitted England let Sri Lanka off the hook on day one of the first Test in Galle but does not expect the team to dwell on their dropped catches. Anderson took two quick wickets, including his 250th in Tests,...
Game over for Retail Workers
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS STRICKEN retailer Game collapsed into administration yesterday, closing 277 stores and axing more than 2,100 workers. The group's remaining 333 shops employing 2,814 people - including Gamestation - will continue trading...
Gat Is 'Offered' Lions Lead Role; RUGBY UNION
Byline: ANDREW GWILYM WALES coach Warren Gatland has received an offer to lead the British and Irish Lions on their tour of Australia next year, it was reported yesterday. Gatland is said to have been interviewed for the role of head coach, along...
Get Checked before Catastrophe Strikes
ONE of the major obstacles in dealing with cardiac conditions in young people is the fact death is often the first symptom of the underlying problem. "That's how catastrophic it can be," said Alison Cox, founder and chief executive of charity Cardiac...
He Stole Metal from X-Ray Unit
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN A THIEF who stole metal pipes and wire cabling from a hospital had taken copper from a cemetery the same day - then told police he'd "found" it. Thomas John Cato was foiled when officers spotted him carrying a coil of metal,...
Hospice Installs 208 Solar Panels on Roof; Pounds 20k Saving Will Help Pay for More Care
Byline: RAYYAN SABET AHOSPICE will save tens of thousands of pounds on energy bills after installing over 200 solar panels. The Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, which provides specialist palliative care services, free-of-charge, will save around...
How Sudden Cardiac Death Strikes Young and 'Healthy' Twelve Young People Will Die Every Week in the UK from Underlying but Undiagnosed Heart Problems, as Ciaran Jones Reports
LITTLE more than five years ago, Gareth Thomas was a football-loving graduate with the whole of his life stretching ahead of him. But just days after his first skiing trip and only hours after an evening spent visiting his family, the 21-year-old...
II Still Recall Faces of Mates II Put in Bodybags; Veterans Revisit Islands to Lay Old Ghosts to Rest
Byline: ALEX HICKEY FALKLANDS war veterans will revisit old battlefields for a special programme marking the 30th anniversary of the conflict. David Jones lost his best friend when heavy enemy bombardment hit the troop ship Sir Galahad while...
Island to Get Peace Camp for Olympics; Living Artwork Welsh Link in UK-Wide Event
Byline: OWEN HUGHES A PEACE camp will be set up on Anglesey as part of the Cultural Olympics this summer. The living artwork is part of the cultural event that runs alongside the London 2012 Olympic Games and will see "glowing encampments" created...
Jelavic Showed His Character in Impressive Win
Byline: ianSNODIN THE more I'd watched Swansea play lately, and the more I'd heard the glowing comments about their performances at home, I came to the conclusion that I'd take a point when Everton visited the Liberty stadium. So, yes, they certainly...
MARTIN MAGIC; Impressive O'Neill Has Mystique - Moyes
Byline: IAN DOYLE Sunderland v Everton, FA Cup, tonight, 8pm SUNDERLAND (from): Mignolet, Gordon, Bardsley, Bridge, Turner, Kilgallon, Kyrgiakos, Lynch, Cattermole, Gardner, Larsson, Elmohamady, McClean, Vaughan, Meyler, Colback, Sessegnon, Bendtner,...
McClean Needs to Keep Using Natural Instinct
SUNDERLAND boss Martin O'Neill has ordered wing sensation James McClean to continue to play on instinct as opponents start to target him. The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since O'Neill threw...
Moment Girl, 5, Gunned Down; Three Guilty of Shooting in Store
Byline: MARGARET DAVIS SHOCKING footage of the moment a five-year-old girl was gunned down as she played in a shop was released yesterday. Thusha Kamaleswaran was left permanently paralysed after the gang-related shooting at her aunt's shop in...
New Moves to Combat Holiday Rise in Demand; Gordon ROBERTS Our Weekly View from Emergency Services. THIS WEEK Regional Director Gordon Roberts of Welsh Ambulance Service
ADDITIONS to Wrexham ambulance area services are set to spring into action this month. Wrexham and the surrounding area lays claim to being our busiest area in North Wales for patient demand. Ambulance resources are constantly on the move to make...
News from around the Clubs
tapgolf@hotmail.com WYN ROBERTS picked up three points on each of the last four holes to total 31 over 13 holes and win the week 11 competition in the Winter League at RUTHIN/PWLLGLAS. Gwyn Jones (28) took second on a countback from Neil Roberts and...
NHS - A VICTIM OF ITS OWN SUCCESS; We Spend More Than Pounds 6bn a Year on Health in Wales and Yet People Go without Lifesaving Drugs and All Manner of Surgical Procedures. Health Editor Madeleine Brindley Asks Whether We Can Afford Good Health for All
ANEURIN Bevan's vision for the NHS was of a service open and equitable to all and, as important, funded by the state and free at the point of delivery. But he also envisioned an NHS which would help people towards a better quality of life and general...
NHS Dentist Had 6-Year Waiting List
Byline: TOM BODDEN JUST 37% of Welsh dentist practices are accepting new NHS patients, a survey claims today. Almost two thirds (63%) of dentists who did so had a waiting list, and most of those were for more than two months. In one extreme...
'Nurse Threw the Dead Flesh of Patient in Bin'
Byline: SIMON GASKELL A CARE home owner interested in alternative treatments used aromatherapy oils to dress serious wounds without the approval of a nursing team, a standards committee has been told. Marie Eva Lourdes Mascarenhas ran St Chamond's...
On Track to Make Up Pounds 37m Deficit; ... but 'Challenge Remains' over Savings, Warns Council
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN A CASH-STRAPPED council selling assets including cinemas and a mortuary to raise cash, is on course to make up a pounds 37m deficit. Gwynedd council has had to shut toilets, dim street lights and raise fees for its residential...
Perhaps Ireland Might Rejoin UK?
Byline: ROB DAVIES THE best way to fight the devolutionists and dismemberers among us would be for the rest of us in the British Isles to stand together as one. And I cannot think of a better, more emphatic way to drive a wooden stake through...
Racecourse Pitch Isn't Hindering Wrexham' Pursuit of the Title - Morrell
Byline: MARK CURRIE W REXHAM player-manager Andy Morrell says a less than perfect playing surface at the Racecourse will have no effect on his side's chances of clinching promotion back to the Football League. Following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at...
Right Time to Ask Law Question; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
WALES should be a law unto itself say our headline writers in a slightly playful manner on page two of this edition. At the moment the legal system in the United Kingdom is split into three. Scotland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales. Those...
Sloppy United Hold out to Extend Lead; PREMIERSHIP Manchester United 1 Fulham 0
Byline: SIMON STONE M ANCHESTER United scrambled to victory against Fulham at Old Trafford to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Wayne Rooney's 28th goal of the season proved enough for the hosts. Sir Alex...
Specialist Nurses Are Trusted to Give Expert Lifestyle Advice
THE Royal College of Nursing recently supported the British Heart Foundation's Wear it Red Day when staff took part to raise money for the charity. Nurses are in an ideal position to give advice on healthy lifestyles to the public because nurses...
Stroke Treatment Cannot Begin and End in Hospital
STROKE is now the second biggest killer worldwide, claiming a life every six seconds. The number of stroke-related deaths has overtaken those caused by heart disease and only cancer kills more people. Strokes are both preventable and treatable...
'Survival Rates Are Steadily Increasing' Julia McWatt Investigates How Much Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Deaths from Wales' Big Three - Cancer, Heart Disease and Stroke
Cancer ABOUT 120,000 people in Wales are living with cancer; 48 people are diagnosed with the disease every day and this is set to double by 2030. But despite the inexorable increase in cases of cancer - largely due to an aging population coupled...
Swans Learn Fast but Blues Just Too Strong
Byline: barryhorne I VISITED the Liberty Stadium on Saturday for the fourth time this season and was amazed to see how Swansea City have adjusted to life in the Premier League, both on and off the pitch. Indeed it is just as difficult to believe...
They've Wiped Me out; 18 PRAMS STOLEN AS THIEVES SMASH WAY IN THROUGH ROOF OWNER'S DISMAY AFTER BABY SHOP RAID
Byline: OWEN HUGHES BURGLARS ram-raided metal gates and smashed through a roof to break into a shop - then stole pounds 18,000 worth of baby products. The raiders cleaned out Bocs Babi in Valley, Anglesey, walking off with 18 prams and hundreds...
This Was Harder Than Serving in Middle East; ...but 196-Mile Challenge Was Worth It to Raise Pounds 5k for My Former Comrades
Byline: KATE FORRESTER AN EX-SOLDIER who ran seven marathons in seven days to raise money for his injured comrades says the gruelling challenge was the hardest thing he has ever done. Gareth Griffiths made it back to his hometown in Caerwys at...
Tottey in Alliance Win No3; N.WALES ALLIANCE
Byline: trevor peake MATTHEW TOTTEY claimed his third individual victory of the season in the North Wales Professional Alliance when he bagged 44 points to finish six clear of fellow North Wales club pro Mike Macara and Rhyl's Rob Dunbar at Maesdu....
U-Turn on Spaces for Welsh Young Offenders; They'll Continue to Serve Time in England
Byline: MATTHEW GEORGE THE Youth Justice Board yesterday signalled it has abandoned its policy of trying to increase custodial places for young people in Wales. The Daily Post has reported on the problems caused by the lack of provision, which...
Vaccination Saves Lives; Previously Deadly Diseases Are Now under Control Thanks to the Advent of Vaccination. but Any Drop in Take-Up Can Allow Them to Return
VACCINATION programmes in modern life have become so effective that many commonplace diseases of the past have practically been consigned to history. But we cannot afford to be complacent as, in many cases, keeping diseases under control is dependent...
We Have to Finish Ahead of the Blues
Byline: johnaldridge LIKE a great many Reds, I simply couldn't bring myself to go out on Saturday night after what I'd witnessed at Anfield. I knew town would be full of disappointed fans moaning and groaning. I went out on Sunday instead, but...
'We Need to Reform the Cost of Social Care' It's the Elephant in the Room That We've Ignored for So Long Because It's Such a Complicated Issue. Health Editor Madeleine Brindley Asks How Will We Pay for Social Care in the Future?
EVERYONE knows a story about a friend, relative or neighbour who was forced to sell their home or use their life-savings to pay for care. Many of us still believe that social care - like health care - is free and that the great safety net of the...
We're Not Thinking about Liverpool
Byline: SIMON STONE DAVID MOYES has banished all talk of Liverpool from the dressing room as Everton aim to secure a Wembley date with their neighbours. Moyes' men travel to the Stadium of Light this evening for their FA Cup quarter-final replay...