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Articles from June 13, 2005

All-Day Schools Plan Welcomed; Open until 6pm
Byline: BY JANE KIRBY PLANS to shake up the school day so children can arrive early and stay longer are a positive step as long as there is the right funding, teaching unions said yesterday. The Liberal Democrats also welcomed the plan. Under...
A Proud Name Marches into the History Books; the Cheshires Say Their Pre-Merger Farewells Liam Murphy Reports
FOR generations, members of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment have been given the freedom to parade through towns across the breadth of their county. Yesterday, though, the regiment, which gained its name in 1782, made what is expected to be its final march...
Arts Diary: FILM Private/ FACT Centre, Liverpool
Byline: PHILIP KEY PRIVATE is a film you are unlikely to find at your local multiplex and more's the pity. It shows the human tragedy of the occupation by Israeli soldiers of Palestinian homes. Based on a true story, the movie concentrates on...
Arts Diary: Recipe for Disaster Becomes Rare Feast; Mike Chapple on a Memorable Night at the Phil
Byline: Mike Chapple ON PAPER this appeared to be a combination so diverse as to be a road crash waiting to happen. There was a left of field string quartet from New York, an English singer-songwriter and a US songsmith whose CV is one of the greatest...
Blair Facing Chirac Storm; EU Rebate Showdown Likely to Be Turbulent
Byline: By JAMES LYONS TONY Blair was this week set for a stormy summit show-down with Jacques Chirac over Britain's EU rebate. The French president has called for an end to the pounds 3bn refund the UK receives from Brussels. But the prime...
Boxing: Humbled Champion Claims It's All Over
Byline: BY PHIL BARNETT MIKE TYSON, the selfproclaimed 'baddest man on the planet', is no more. In his place is a humbled, former great who is simply shot to pieces - a legend, sadly, only in his own mind. Look at the words Tyson himself used...
Boxing: Humbled Tyson Vows to Quit after Shock Defeat; Journeyman McBride Beats Iron Mike in Six
Byline: By PHIL BARNETT in Washington DC MIKE TYSON, the self-proclaimed 'baddest man on the planet', is no more. In his place is a humbled, former great who is simply shot to pieces - a legend, sadly, only in his own mind. Look at the words...
Boxing: The End Has Been Coming a Long Time for Tyson
Byline: COMMENT BY FRANK MALLEY THE freak show is over. And anyone who holds a torch for boxing must pray that when Mike Tyson says 'I'm not going to fight again' this time he means it. The sight of Tyson slumped on his stool after giving up...
Champagne to Shampoo
Byline: BY BILL GLEESON THERE are plenty of good reasons to visit this week's BusinessLIVE exhibition. As well as numerous stands publicising the side range of services available locally, there are some good offers to take advantage of. These...
CRCKET: Australia Confident in Their Domination
Byline: BY RICHARD GIBSON AUSTRALIA captain Ricky Ponting believes Twenty20 cricket can actually improve the skills of his side. The Aussies, who face England in a 20-over contest at the Rose Bowl this evening, comfortably won the only previous...
CRCKET: Lightning Strike Up Their Second Straight Defeat
Byline: BY IAN PARKER AN aggressive 68 not out from Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper Chris Read sent the Outlaws on the way to their first totesport League win of the season as they defeated Lancashire Lightning at Trent Bridge in Division One. Read...
CRCKET: Victorious Start Will Set the Tone
Byline: BY RICHARD GIBSON Cricket Correspondent VICTORY for England in their inaugural Twenty20 contest against Australia at the Rose Bowl might not be much of a pointer for the main events ahead but it should rid the hosts of their habitual losers...
CRICKET: Kicking Butt; NORTH WALES Mold Ace Claims 7-28 as Leaders Are Beaten
Byline: LEAGUE By PHIL STANLEY USMAN BUTT bagged a career-best 7-28 off 10 overs as Mold sent leaders Brymbo crashing to their first defeat of the season in the Premier Division. Mold, who won the toss, looked in trouble after being bowled out...
Cricket: Vaughan: England Can Strike First Blow; Skipper Wants Opening Win to Boost Confidence
Byline: By RICHARD GIBSON VICTORY for England in their inaugural Twenty20 contest against Australia might not be much of a pointer for the main events ahead, but it should rid the hosts of their habitual losers tag. The waiting will be over at...
Daily Post Comment: More Good News in Air for Region
TODAY 'S revelation that Liverpool's John Lennon Airport is in talks with major airlines over a potential service to New York is extremely encouraging for our region. It is by no means in the ba g yet, but the fact that JLA has serious interest from...
Daily Post Comment: Voices Get Lost in Quest for Victory
POLITICIANS have already declared that boundary changes planned for north west Wales in time for the 2007 Assembly elections will offer opportunities and challenges. Liberal Democrats seem pleased to see the end of the Conwy constituency they've...
Debt Battle Back in Court; Focus on Pounds 5,750 Loan That Grew to Pounds 384,000
Byline: BY DEBORAH JAMES A COUPLE whose debts of pounds 384,000 were cleared after their pounds 5,750 loan spiralled out of control will today begin a legal battle to stop the decision being overturned. Tony and Michelle Meadows once again face...
Devastated; Early Morning Blaze Rips through Golf Hotel
Byline: By ROLAND HUGHES GUESTS were evacuated at dawn yesterday after fire damaged much of a North Wales golf hotel. Forty-foot flames consumed part of the Bryn Morfydd hotel, near Denbigh, just before 5.30am. The main dining area of the...
Ecstasy to Agony; One Minute She Was Enjoying the Ride of Her Life. the Next, She Was Racked with the Pain of Two Broken Wrists
Byline: By HOMA KHALEELI A THEME park trip ended in agony after a North Wales girl's wrists were broken as she rode a superfast rollercoaster. Amelia Seiga was injured on Alton Towers' 100kph Rita, Queen of Speed ride as it rounded a bend. ...
Enthusiasts to Tour the UK in Their Prized Triumphs
Byline: BY KATE MANSEY CLASSIC car enthusiasts celebrated the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Triumph TR7 over the weekend. Fans gathered at the site where the car was first made to embark on a charity relay tour of the country to mark...
Ex-Schools Chief Turns Up to Face Head in Fund Row; Scrutiny Meeting Was 'Calm and Amicable
Byline: By GARETH HUGHES AN EDUCATION boss who walked out of her job in mysterious circumstances returned to face a school head over a controversial funding row. Sioned Bowen turned up at a Denbighshire council committee to outline why funding...
Family Finance: Etfixedup; with Lenders Offering Tempting Deals, Is It Time to Fix Your Mortgage Rate? Jane Hall Investigates
Byline: Jane Hall MILLIONS of people will have spent the past few months shedding the pounds in time for summer. If you're not one of those who has been cutting back on the calories and making the thriceweekly pilgrimage to the gym, it may well...
Family Finance: Questions OF Cash
Byline: WITH TONY HETHERINGTON MY husband died in 2000, leaving pounds 750,000. In 2001 I gave my sister a gift of pounds 200,000. Should I have notified the Inland Revenue of the gift? If so, is it too late to do so now? Also, if any tax should...
First World Poverty ... Then Wrexham FC; Hamilton Asks Brown to Write off Dragons' Debt
Byline: By IAN JONES DRAGONS boss Alex Hamilton wants Downing Street to rub out his tax bill. The Wrexham FC owner has written to chancellor Gordon Brown, asking him to cancel the pounds 1.25m the club owes the Inland Revenue. He claims parallels...
Football: Dudek on Brink
Byline: By DAVID PRIOR JERZY DUDEK'S hopes of a future at Liverpool look to have been dashed after manager Rafael Benitez revealed he was closing in on Villareal goalkeeper Jose Reina. Since his Istanbul heroics, the Pole has embarked on an impassioned...
Football: Football Set for Tycoon Invasion
THE Premiership could face an influx of further American interest if Manchester United's takeover by Malcolm Glazer is successful. Clark Hunt, whose family own the Kansas City Chiefs in America and knows the Glazer family well, says a move to the...
Football: Moyes in Talks over Move for Inter Star
Byline: BY DAVID PRIOR DAVID MOYES will look to tie up a move for playmaker Emre this week having flown to Milan for talks over the weekend. The Everton manager met with the 24year-old Inter midfielder as he sought some progress in the transfer...
Football: Outrage as Northwich Are Relegated by the FA; Manager Vows to Stand by Stunned Vics BY MIKE TALBOT-BUTLER and JONATHAN MATTOS
Byline: BY MIKE TALBOT-BUTLER and JONATHAN MATTOS NORTHWICH manager Steve Burr has vowed to stay with the Vics despite confirmation of the club's shock relegation to the Conference North at the weekend. The Vics were demoted on Saturday at the...
Football: Turning Our Backs Can Save This Club; Fans Call for Old Trafford Boycott
Byline: By JOHN SKILBECK MANCHESTER United supporters believe starving themselves of football at Old Trafford will be a small price to pay if Malcolm Glazer's regime is brought to its knees. United are expected to announce record season-ticket...
Football: United Fans Prepared to Smash Glazer's Strategy
Byline: BY MIKE McGRATH MALCOLM GLAZER'S control of Manchester United could be weakened by fans disrupting his financial plan, according to Shareholders United. Reported plans for United include increased ticket prices to compensate for huge...
FORMULA ONE: Kimi Takes Advantage of Renault Heartache; Victory for Raikkonen Slashes Alonso's Lead
Byline: By ALASTAIR MOFFITT KIMI RAIKKONEN took advantage of Renault heartbreak to win a dramatic Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and resurrect his world championship dream. World championship leaders Renault suffered a double disaster with Giancarlo...
FORMULA ONE: Montreal Crash Ends Button's Brave Fight
Byline: BY ALASTAIR MOFFITT in Montreal JENSON BUTTON insisted he would rather crash than concede position after seeing his Canadian Grand Prix podium hopes end in a Montreal wall yesterday. The BAR-Honda driver was under pressure from world...
Four Men Dead in Car Found in Ditch
A WELSH village was in mourning last night after four young men were found dead in an submerged car. Two of the men were brothers, and all were in their late 20s and early 30s. The four, thought to be on a fishing trip, are believed to be from...
Golf: Spanish Rookie Follows in Footsteps of Ballesteros
Byline: BY CARL MARKHAM LITTLE-KNOWN Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano emulated his idol Seve Ballesteros by winning the KLM Open in Holland, two shots ahead of England's Gary Emerson. The 24-year-old from Madrid, ranked 421st in the world,...
Hain Wanted Troops out of N.Ireland; but Good Friday Deal Opened New World and Changed Everything, Says Secretary of State
Byline: By KATHERINE HADDON NORTHERN Ireland secretary Peter Hain yesterday appealed for people in the province to 'judge me on my record' after an investigation which revealed he expressed antiunionist views before Labour came to power. Mr Hain,...
Hazzard Makes a Return; Liverpool's Forgotten Pop Composer Has Written Jingles for a Sink-Cleaner and Hits for Some of the World's Great Stars. Now He Is on the Comeback Trail. David Charters Reports
Byline: David Charters F, one day, they build a Merseybeat Hall of Fame, plenty of stars will expect to see themselves on lofty pedestals. Tony Hazzard should be there with them, looking down on many of those long-fringed hairstyles, crowning...
Hostages Released in Iraq
Byline: BY LIAM CHRISTOPHER FRENCH journalist Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi assistant have been freed after five months as hostages in Iraq and are in good health, French officials said yesterday. 'We are mad with joy,' the reporter's sister,...
In the Council Chamber: More Road Miserymisery
Byline: Larry Neild MORE road misery will be in place from today when convenient 'short cut' St John's Lane in Liverpool city centre is closed to traffic. The knock-on effect will be apparent. You hear stories about vets who hate pets, teachers...
Island Traffic Hell Is Killing Our Trade; Information Call over Work on Menai Bridge
Byline: By IAN JONES TRAFFIC chaos caused by repair work to a key North Wales bridge is driving holidaymakers away, it was claimed last night. Maintenance work to the Menai Suspension bridge means gridlock on roads around Bangor and on Anglesey....
Ivor Wynne Jones: Forthright & Fearless
Byline: IVOR WYNNE JONES AS Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, a lesbian? That is how she will soon be portrayed in a Channel 4 TV film entitled The Queen's Sister. Created Countess of Snowdon when photographer Antony Armstrong Jones, of Bontnewydd,...
I Was Given Just Weeks to Live 15years Later Im a Dad; but the Fight Isn't over for Heart Transplant Survivor Alan Pritchard as He Battles Cancer
Byline: By DAVID POWELL WHEN Alan Pritchard was diagnosed with an abnormal heart, he'd have been forgiven for thinking surviving it would be the toughest battle of his life. Doctors gave him three months to live but the death of a 13-year-old boy...
Job Post: How to Be A. FRAMER
What does a picture framer do? Picture framers make frames to protect and display items such as paintings, photographs, certificates and tapestries. They might also make frames to display objects such as sports trophies and clothing. They discuss...
Katie's Lyrical about Love at Batman Film Premiere
Byline: By ANITA SINGH BATMAN star Katie Holmes couldn't stop gushing about new love Tom Cruise last night at the premiere of her new film. The 26-year-old has been dating the Top Gun actor for just six weeks, but at the European premiere of...
Liverpool Trams Decision Today; Government's Verdict
Byline: BY ANDY KELLY THE Government will today announce whether Merseytram is to be given the final go-ahead. After five years of work and millions of pounds of development costs, everyone associated with the scheme will be anxiously awaiting...
LOCAL CRCKET: Christleton Continue Their League Upsurge
Byline: BY MIKE TALBOT-BUTLER AFTER being bowled out for 62 by Christleton the previous week, Neston gave a muchimproved display to hold reigning ECB Premier Division champions Bowdon to a thrilling level-scores draw at South Downs road in the Murray...
LOCAL CRCKET: Formby Ready to Push on for Promotion
Byline: BY DAVID JONES FORMBY appear to have put their patchy start behind them and look poised for a promotion challenge. Their third win from the last four Liverpool Competition First Division games came via a comfortable sevenwicket success...
LOCAL CRCKET: New Brighton Rising but Paradox Remains
Byline: BY DAVID JONES FROM strugglers to possible title contenders, that is how New Brighton are performing at present. Their latest win at Lytham by 26 runs - their fourth in six matches - has elevated them to third and they are just 12 points...
Masterclass in Putting Ideas across with Enthusiasm and Poise
AN EXPERT from the Dale Carnegie Institute will give a masterclass on public speaking, sponsored by Viacom Outdoor. The global business training company will be delivering two seminars at this week's BusinessLIVE week of events. Stephen Hennessey...
Mersey Interiors Firm Has Designs on Pounds 3m Turnover
Byline: BY TONY McDONOUGH LIVERPOOL commercial design and furnishings firm Aztec Interiors has invested pounds 500,000 in new city premises and said its turnover is expected to soar to more than pounds 3m this year. Aztec has also taken on four...
Money: CASH POINTS
ONLY half of Britons are on course for an adequate income during retirement. Just 55% of people are saving at the levels they need, falling to 30% if people who are members of final salary pension schemes are excluded. Workers aged over 30 who are...
Money: Shop around for Savings; with Lenders Offering Mouth-Watering Deals, Is It Time to Fix Your Mortgage Rate? Jane Hall Investigates
Byline: Edited by JANE HALL MILLIONS of people will have spent the past few months shedding the pounds in time for summer. If you're not one of those who has been cutting back on the calories and making the thrice-weekly pilgrimage to the gym,...
Obituary: Professor Kenneth Fielding
THE great man with the gaunt cheeks and the biblical beard attracted huge crowds to his penny lectures in the small concert room of St George's Hall, Liverpool. Stories and the men who told them were glittering figures in Victorian England and none...
O'Malleys Murder Trial 'By the End of the Year; Family Confident Suspects Will Be in Spanish Court Soon
Byline: By IAN JONES THE family of a North Wales couple murdered in Spain said last night they expect to see the alleged killers in court within months. Anthony and Linda O'Malley died almost three years ago, days after flying out to Benidorm...
Online Door Opens for Planning Bids; Portal Deal Is Signed
Byline: BY ANDY KELLY EVERY planning application in Liverpool can now be accepted and processed completely online for the first time. It follows the city signing up to a new service known as the Planning Portal, designed to speed up the - at...
PETER ELSON: Just When You Thought the Final Whistle Had Blown on a Good Insult
Byline: PETER ELSON FOR those of us who enjoy wallowing in the sumptuous riches of the English language, it is always a great pleasure to welcome back into the lime-light a friend that has perhaps been unfairly overlooked as new words avalanche...
RACING: Quote to Have the Big Say
Byline: By ARGUS SIR MARK PRESCOTT does not have a single entrant at this week's Royal meeting, although the ultra-shrewd handler derives more pleasure from confounding the handicapper than taking Group prizes anyway. He can still be among the...
Racing: Royal Chance for the Real Rakti
Byline: BY CHRIS WRIGHT MICHAEL JARVIS believes if the real Rakti turns up on the opening day of Royal Ascot at York tomorrow the opposition has little chance of victory. Last time out the six-yearold routed a high-class field in the Lockinge...
RUGBY LEAGUE: Cullen's Conquerors Wired Up for Record; Leigh ......7 Warrington .....42
Byline: BY ROSS HEPPENSTALL WARRINGTON coach Paul Cullen watched his side climb back into third spot in the engage Super League and then declared his determination to ensure they stay there. The Wolves' rich run of form continued at basement...
RUGBY LEAGUE: We Gave Away Points Laments Widnes Coach; Widnes ....................10 London Broncos.24
WIDNES coach Frank Endacott was not happy as relegationthreatened Widnes Vikings slipped to a 24-10 home defeat at the hands of London Broncos. The Broncos were sublime in attack and tireless in defence and thoroughly deserved the two points, while...
Rugby Union: Jones Stung by No 10 Set-Up; Legend JPR Attacks Woody for Sneaking in Wilkinson
Byline: By TOM BELL reporting from Christchurch JPR WILLIAMS has become the latest Welshman to take Sir Clive Woodward to task over his Lions selection policy. Welsh team manager Alan Phillips was critical of Woodward's decision to draft in Simon...
Rugby Union: Lions Forced to Toughen U
Byline: By ALEX LOWE SIR CLIVE WOODWARD'S softly, softly approach to training is over. After Saturday's 19-13 defeat to the New Zealand Maori, the Lions head coach will crank up the intensity to ensure his players are battle-hardened heading...
Rugby Union: Stand-In Skipper Taylor Hails Spirit after Record Win; WALES IN N AMERICA Canada 3 Wales 60
Byline: By EMYR JONES WALES captain Mark Taylor believes the Grand Slam winners can look ahead to next season with genuine optimism after maintaining their winning form with victory over Canada in Toronto. Taylor scored the first of nine tries...
RUGBY UNION: Wilkinson Wants to Roar into Woodward's Plans
Byline: BY ANDREW BALDOCK JONNY WILKINSON finally emerged from the Lions' New Zealand den last night to declare: 'This is not a chance I want to waste.' England's celebrated World Cup winner spearheads a Teststrength Lions side as coach Sir Clive...
Runners Lose out in Horse Race
THE annual 22-mile 'man versus horse' race has again seen four legs triumph over two. Some 27 horses and riders lined up against more than 300 runners and 70 relay teams in the gruelling race in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, on Saturday. Equine supremacy...
Show the World You Care about Africa, Says Bishop; Desmond Tutu's Message to G8 Leaders
Byline: BY JAMES LYONS ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu yesterday called on leaders of the world's eight richest nations to show the world cares about Africa, The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner welcomed the debt cancellation deal brokered by Chancellor...
Successful Steps to a Fuller Life; Often the Pressure of Modern Life Is Something We Bring on Ourselves. Laura Davis Meets Three People Who Have Created Their Own Success
Byline: Laura Davis GONE are the days when a woman would be damned as 'on the shelf' if she waited until after 30 to get married. Forty is no longer considered middle-aged and few people now automatically retire at 60. Society has stopped putting...
Sunday Tips
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ANGLIAN water group AWG appears back on track as it recovers from its troubled acquisition of nonregulated construction business Morrison in 2000. Since January 2004 the shares have risen by 84% while profits of pounds 65.3m for...
TENNIS: Ljubicic Fights Back to Win at Liverpool
Byline: BY IAN HARGRAVES THE Liverpool International tennis tournament at Calderstones reached a splendid climax yesterday, when men's singles holder Ivan Ljubicic came from behind to reclaim his title by the narrowest possible margin. Having...
THE VIEW FROM HERE: A Beautiful Temptress Just in It for the Money; Ian Parri Heads for Betws Y Coed in Our Series Visiting 50 Welsh Communities
Byline: Ian Parri THE man with the Bobby Charlton comb-over emerges from the Three Gables restaurant and surveys the tide of blue-rinse lapping the pavements all around him. Nearby a woman sporting a plastic Welsh Lady stovepipe hat gums her ice...
Welsh Language Communities Will Be Dead by 2020; Pressure Group Calls for Action Now to Prevent Bleak Forecast
Byline: By RONALD HUGHES A RALLYING cry to protect Welsh communities was made at a packed North Wales meeting on Saturday. Language campaigners Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg claim now is the last chance to sustain Welsh-language communities, which...
WE SAID NO BUT THEY IGNORED US; 86% Oppose N.Wales Boundary Changes but Politicians Go Ahead with the Plans
Byline: By ROLAND HUGHES and MARK HOOKHAM VOTERS accused politicians of not listening yesterday after the government approved a radical shakeup of North Wales constituencies Boundaries in north west Wales will shift before the 2007 Assembly elections,...
Women Football: England Loss Casts Shadow over Whole Tournament; England ............. 0 Sweden
Byline: BY GRAHAM CHASE ENIOLA ALUKO admits England's exit from Euro 2005 could affect her A-levels. The Charlton striker, whose long-term goal is to become a lawyer, took a history exam on Wednesday before making a substitute appearance in the...
Worker Suffers Chemical Burns in Food Plant Scare
Byline: By ERYL CRUMP and IAN JONES A MAN was being treated in a specialist burns unit last night, after a chemical leak at a North Wales food plant. Workers were evacuated after ammonia escaped at Grampian Prepared Meats factory in Llangefni,...
YO! Founder to Share the Secrets of Branding; Serial Entrepreneur One of Key Speakers in a Week of Seminars and Debates
Byline: BY BILL GLEESON SERIAL entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe is one of the key speakers taking part in this year's Daily Post BusinessLive week. He will be joined by numerous other top experts who will be offering their crucial insights into personal...