Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from December 12, 2005

A Glimpse of the World through the Eyes of an Artist; from Superstars to Street Sweepers, the Daily Post's Legendary Picture Editor Stephen Shakeshaft Has Photographed Them All 'I Discovered That Stephen Was No Ordinary Photographer. Here Was an Artist Consummate Professional, Whose Camera Captured Funny, Magical, Tragic Moments Alike for His Newspaper
Byline: By David Charters IT IS a box, just a box, but in the blinking of an eye it can hold a moment forever and down the years the tall, elegant man has frozen some of the finest moments you will ever see, always featuring people. The funny...
Agony of Wait as Deadline for Hostage's Death Passes; Silence from Kidnappers of Campaigner
Byline: BY TIM MOYNIHAN THE family of British hostage Norman Kember yesterday waited for news, a day after the deadline set by his kidnappers for his threatened execution. The 74-year-old peace campaigner is being held with three other western...
ARTS DIARY: City Writer in Line for Second Award; Peter Elson Talks to Children's Author Frank Cottrell Boyce
Byline: Peter Elson IVERPOOL writer Frank Cottrell Boyce has been nominated for a second major literary award this year. Cottrell Boyce, who grew up in Rainhill and now lives in Crosby, is shortlisted for the Whitbread Books Children's Award...
BOXING : Hamed Hails Khan Display in London
AMIR KHAN earned the praise of the man whose proud record he intends to snatch after his fourth professional win at London's ExCel on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Olympic silver medallist claimed arguably his most impressive victory to date when...
BOXING : Now the World; Williams to Get Title Shot
Byline: By DUNCAN BECH DANNY WILLIAMS has been promised a world title shot by promoter Frank Warren - if he beats British rival Matt Skelton in an eliminator. Williams claimed a deserved split decision victory 116-112, 116-113, 113-114 over bitter...
Businesses Demand Third Menai Crossing; Trade Hard-Hit by Delays over Bridge Repairs
Byline: By ERYL CRUMP UNDER-pressure business leaders last night demanded a third Menai Strait crossing as they counted the cost of delayed bridge repairs. Traffic finally flowed across Menai Bridge freely in both directions last night after...
CRICKET: Rejuvenated Strauss Calls Tune for On-Song England
Byline: BY DAVID CLOUGH in Lahore ANDREW STRAUSS insisted it was vital England won their first one-day international against Pakistan 'to get some momentum' back following their Test series defeat. The tourists posted a 42-run victory to go 1-0...
CRICKET : Strauss: Lahore Win Gives Us Momentum; England Take First One-Dayer
Byline: By DAVID CLOUGH ANDREW STRAUSS insisted it was vital England won their first one-day international against Pakistan 'to get some momentum' back, following their Test series defeat. The tourists posted a 42-run victory on Saturday to go...
CRICKET: We've Got More Work to Do Insists England Skipper
ENGLAND captain Marcus Trescothick wants his side to build on the 42-run victory in Lahore for the rest of the series against Pakistan. Trescothick, in charge because of Michael Vaughan's knee injury, was dismissed cheaply afterwinning the toss...
DNA Fingerprinting Used to Find Source of Water Bug Outbreak; Bottled Water Sales Boom in Affected Region
Byline: By ERYL CRUMP HEALTH bosses were last night investigating the possibility sewage could have been dumped, causing the North Wales water bug outbreak. The theory is one several being looked at as it was revealed DNA fingerprinting of the...
Don't Buy Our Club or We Boycott Your Pub
Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL FANS yesterday threatened to boycott a prospective Wrexham FC buyer's pub. They want Middlesex businessman Paul Buttivant to pull out of the race to buy the Reds. On Saturday, Dismal Jimmy - unofficial supporters fanzine...
Find Middle Ground in Policing Stand-Off
T'S somewhat surprising, not to say alarming, that we're almost at the halfway stage in the current football season - and Merseyside's three League clubs have yet to strike a deal over the cost of policing matches. As we report today, Liverpool,...
Fire Crews to Get Paramedic Skills; Plan to Cut Time Delay in Cardiac Emergencies
Byline: By GARETH HUGHES FIREFIGHTERS may be trained as paramedics for 999 calls in North Wales. The retained crews would be called out alongside ambulance crews - with the first at the scene ready to give life-saving treatment. They could...
Firefighters Banned from Running after Court Payout; Union Anger at End to Fitness Training
Byline: BY ANDY KELLY Chief Reporter A BAN on running has been introduced at fire stations on Merseyside in a move union officials have branded "ludicrous". The edict prevents officers from working on circuit training or running machines during...
Flames Fill Sky after Biggest Blast in Peacetime Europe
Byline: BY KAREN ATTWOOD A HUGE fire raged last night after a series of explosions ripped through an oil storage depot in what is thought to be the largest incident of its kind in peacetime Europe. Miraculously, only two people were seriously...
FOOTBALL: Apathy Replaced by Enthusiasm as Liverpool Bid for World Title
Byline: By CHRIS BASCOMBE reporting from Tokyo AN an illustrious history, one trophy has eluded the Anfield engravers. The World Club Championship once provoked apathy rather than excitement in Europe's best. Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan led...
FOOTBALL: Benitez Quite Right to Urge Caution but Omens Look Good
Byline: By LEN CAPELING A DAY to celebrate for Rafael Benitez and in triplicate at that. Ten games without conceding a goal, the swift burial of the Manager-of-the-Month curse, plus, best of all, a thoroughly professional performance against...
FOOTBALL: Changing Roles in Theatre of Dreams; MAN UNITED 1 Giggs 15 EVERTON 1 McFadden 7 Dominant, Moyes' Men Should Have Snatched a First Victory at Old Trafford in 12 Years - David Prior He Plugged All the Gaps and Made It Hard for Manchester United to Get through - David Moyes Everton Close to Landmark Victory
Byline: By DAVID PRIOR at Old Trafford HEIR fans sung "Keano", their players left Old Trafford unsatisfied with a point. What a surreal season this is becoming for Everton Football Club. The chants may yet fail to beckon the former Manchester...
FOOTBALL: Chester Left Seething as Curle Is Sent to Stands; Lincoln City ...............3 Chester City ...............1
Byline: BY NEIL TURNER CHESTER CITY manager Keith Curle will spend today trying to find a replacement goalkeeper for Chris Mackenzie, who broke his thumb during City's 3-1 loss at Lincoln City in Coca-Cola League Two . The injury occurred two minutes...
FOOTBALL: Disputed Davies Strike Provides Nefyn's Downfall; ROUND-UP
Byline: By MIKE McEVOY A DISPUTED goal by Andy Davies eight minutes into the second half was enough to land leaders Rhyl a 1-0 win over Nefyn United in the Welsh Alliance. Nefyn claimed that keeper Ian Aikman had been fouled but the referee allowed...
FOOTBALL: Dragons Tied Up by Notts; WREXHAM 1 Foy 90 NOTTS COUNTY 1 Sheridan 84 It's Better Late Than Never as Last-Gasp Foy Saves Point for Wasteful Wrexham
Byline: By MARK CURRIE Chief Sports Writer at the Racecourse REXHAM left it late - very late - on Saturday to maintain an unbeaten Racecourse run that stretches back to the opening month of the season. The match was into the third of four minutes...
FOOTBALL: Eriksson: It's Best England Side in My Time
Byline: BY DUNCAN BECH SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON believes Germany 2006 represents England's greatest chance of winning a major tournament since he became national coach. England entered the last World Cup and European Championships with high hopes...
FOOTBALL: Fed-Up Little Deserves Lucky Break
Byline: BY NICK HILTON MANAGER Brian Little says he is fed up of cursing Tranmere's luck as they struggle to pull away from the League One danger zone. Tranmere were denied a victory at Blackpool on Saturday by an injury-time equaliser by defender...
FOOTBALL: Ferguson: Anxiety Got Better of Players
Byline: BY SIMON STONE SIR ALEX FERGUSON admitted Manchester United's desperation got the better of them at Old Trafford as a bad week got even worse as their Barclays Premiership title hopes were virtually extinguished by Everton. After suffering...
FOOTBALL: Festive Focus; PREMIERSHIP Chelsea 1 Wigan 0 Boss Mourinho Lays Down the Law
Byline: By ADRIAN CURTIS ARGENTINA striker Hernan Crespo believes Chelsea will have one hand on the Barclays Premiership trophy if they beat Arsenal at Highbury next Sunday. Crespo, who recovered from a rib injury to lead the Chelsea attack in...
FOOTBALL: Forget Chelsea Focus on Own Form - Hyypia
George Boateng SAMI HYYPIA has told Liverpool to forget about catching Chelsea and just concentrate on continuing their excellent run of form. The 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday was the seventh successive Premiership victory for Rafael Benitez's...
FOOTBALL: Gerrard Bids for Club and Country Double
LIVERPOOL arrived in Japan in the early hours of this morning with Steven Gerrard vowing they will return home as world champions. Rafael Benitez's side will this week attempt to add the Fifa Club World Championship to their European Cup crown....
FOOTBALL: Gerrard Sights on World Success
Byline: BY IAN DOYLE LIVERPOOL arrived in Japan in the earlyhours of this morning with Steven Gerrard vowing they will return home as world champions Rafael Benitez's side will this week attempt to add the FIFA Club World Championship to their European...
FOOTBALL: Hero Butt Heads Late Winner to Lift Home Gloom for Bruce; Birmingham. 1 Fulham. 0
Byline: BY JOHN CURTIS NICKY BUTT has set his sights on Birmingham finally kick-starting their season after admitting the fans have been right to be critical of the players - including himself. Butt headed the late winner against Fulham to give...
FOOTBALL: Highbury Win Could Hand Us Title - Crespo; Chelsea. 1 Wigan. 0
Byline: BY ADRIAN CURTIS ARGENTINA striker Hernan Crespo believes Chelsea will have one hand on the Premiership trophy if they beat Arsenal at Highbury next Sunday. Crespo, who recovered from a rib injury to lead the Chelsea attack in their win...
FOOTBALL: Keeper's Error Costly for Bay; UNIBOND LEAGUE Belper Town 2 Colwyn Bay 1
THE Seagulls endured a miserable afternoon at Belper as the Derbyshire side took all three points and left Bay further behind the Division One promotion pace-setters. After a cautious opening Belper took the lead on 19 minutes when Jon Rushbury...
FOOTBALL: Laird Fly Flag with Morgan's Brace; NWC League
Byline: BY ANDREW MOFFAT CAMMELL LAIRD remain the area's sole representative definitely through to thelast 32 of the National FA Vase competition after The Moore & Co Construction Solicitors side cruised past Nottinghamshire-based Retford United...
FOOTBALL: Liverpool in Pursuit of Missing Silverware; Success in Japan Would Fill a Gap in Anfield's Rich History
Byline: HRIS ASCOMBE N AN illustrious history, one trophy has eluded the Anfield engravers. The Club World Championship once provoked apathy rather than excitement in Europe's best. Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan led their team in and out of Tokyo...
FOOTBALL: McEvilly Battling through Pain T O Aid Promotion Bid
Byline: By MARK CURRIE WREXHAM striker Lee McEvilly, who was unable to extend his tally of six goals in as many games at the Racecourse on Saturday, afterwards revealed that he is carrying a foot injury that could require surgery at some stage....
FOOTBALL: Mersey Clubs in Policing Stand-Off
Byline: By ANDY KELLY MERSEYSIDE'S major football clubs are involved in a standoff with the police about the cost of covering their games. The Daily Post can reveal that neither Liverpool, Everton nor Tranmere have paid any of their bills for...
FOOTBALL: Moyes Feels Rich Has Wright Stuff to Be Number One
Byline: By DAVID PRIOR DAVID MOYES believes Richard Wright could keep Nigel Martyn out of the team if he continues to show the form that helped Everton to a deserved point at Manchester United yesterday. In an Everton performance dotted with...
FOOTBALL: New City Woe; WELSH PREMIER MATCH OF THE DAY Bangor City 0 Haverfordwest County 1 County Win Piles Agony on Bangor
Byline: By KEITH EVANS DESCRIPTIONS of the goal that separated Bangor and visitors Haverfordwest differed, depending on the source, but one fact was undisputed - it concluded a bad week at Farrar Road. County's Phil Cattlin was the game's only...
FOOTBALL: New Training Regime Pays Dividends for Morientes
Byline: BY IAN DOYLE RAFAEL BENITEZ has revealed the efforts Fernando Morientes is taking to ensure he becomes a success at Liverpool - and backed the striker to build on his weekend goalscoring exploits. The Spain international scored his first...
FOOTBALL: Powell Holds off on Plans for a Reshuffle; WELSH PREMIER Connah's Quay Nomads 1 Newi Cefn Druids 0
NOMADS boss Neville Powell has set aside any thoughts of bringing in new players. Boosted by back-to-back wins, they made it a hat-trick with a Friday night triumph that left Druids bottom of the league. "The way our season was going and the...
FOOTBALL: PRESSURE ON FERGIE; but Battling Blues Continue Revival
United's title hopes now look dead and buried as they stand 12 points adrift of runaway leaders Chelsea. United fans booed their team off the pitch, bringing more pressure on Ferguson's shoulders as he tries to battle through one of the toughest...
FOOTBALL: Rafa's on Verge of New Record; LIVERPOOL 2 Morientes 72, 77 MIDDLESBROUGH 0 Rivals Queuing Up to Praise Liverpool Boss and His Ruthless Hard-to-Beat Team
Byline: By IAN DOYLE at Anfield T wasn't particularly long ago that public respect for Rafael Benitez's Anfield achievements among his managerial peers was as rare as an act of humility from Jose Mourinho. At the highest echelon, the likes of...
FOOTBALL: Renaissance Brings Respect as Well as Results; Liverpool 2 Middlesbrough 0
Byline: IAN DOYLE at Anfield T WASN'T particularly long ago that public respect for Rafael Benitez's Anfield achievements among his managerial peers was as rare as an act of humility from Jose Mourinho. At the highest echelon, the likes of the...
FOOTBALL: Rovers Left Gutted by Freak Goal; Blackpool 1tranmere 1
Byline: NICK HILTON at Bloomfield Road RANMERE ROVERS are making painfully hard work of extricating themselves from the relegation mire and convincing sceptical supporters that the League One campaign is not yet beyond salvation. No matter how...
FOOTBALL: Solano Has Punchline in Gritty Soap Opera; Newcastle 1 Arsenal. 0
Byline: BY DAMIAN SPELLMAN SALVATION arrived for Graeme Souness in the shape of a "grumpy old man", the Little Maestro and a player who left the pitch not knowing where he was. Such is life in the soap opera that is Newcastle United. Just...
FOOTBALL: Spirited Display Sees Confusing Campaign Take Turn for Better; Man United 1 Everton 1
Byline: DAVID PRIOR at Old Trafford THEIR fans sung 'Keano', their players left Old Trafford unsatisfied with a point. What a surreal season this is becoming for Everton Football Club. The chants may yet fail to beckon the former Manchester...
FOOTBALL: Sweet Revenge as Airbus Are Downed; WELSH PREMIER Porthmadog 3 Airbus UK 1
REVITALISED Porthmadog's season's-best spell of three straight wins continued with a confident and competent display against Airbus. The Traeth team had been booted out of the Loosemores' Cup by Gareth Owen's conquerors on the opening Saturday in...
FOOTBALL: Ten-Man Port Have No Chance to Call the Shots; Aldershot Town.2 Southport ................0
Byline: BY HAYDN PREECE SOUTHPORT suffered their sixth successive Nationwide Conference defeat at the Recreation Ground, that has only seen the Sandgrounders record one victory in their history. For the third Conference match in four, Liam Watson's...
FOOTBALL: THE COUNTDOWN the Chairmen from Soccer Hell
1. Arkan The reviled Serbian warlord transformed Obilic from a second-class side into champions and turned the club's thuggish supporters into a paramilitary force responsible for a series of atrocities during the Balkan war. He was shot dead in...
FOOTBALL: Training Regime Pays off for Nando
Byline: By IAN DOYLE RAFAEL BENITEZ has revealed the efforts Fernando Morientes is taking to ensure he becomes a success at Liverpool - and backed the striker to build on his weekend goalscoring exploits. The Spain international scored his first...
FOOTBALL: Winning Is All That Counts - Hyypia
Byline: By IAN DOYLE SAMI HYYPIA has told Liverpool to forget about catching Chelsea and just concentrate on continuing their excellent run of form. The 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday was the seventh successive Premiership victory for...
FOOTBALL: You're Going the Right Way to Keep Your Place; Manchester Utd.1 Everton ....................................1 Moyes Salutes Keeper for His Role in Battling Point
Byline: BY DAVID PRIOR DAVID MOYES believes Richard Wright could keep Nigel Martyn out of the team if he continues to show the form that helped Everton to a deserved point at Manchester United yesterday. Moyes's men claimed a Premiership draw...
Forthright & Fearless
Byline: IVOR WYNNE JONES O you have innovative thoughts about our precarious energy problems, present, predicted or prefabricated? If so, your Welsh Affairs Committee of MPs would like to hear from you. Our coalmines are finished, gasworks are...
Fresh Plea in Police Hunt for Killer Gunman
Byline: BY RACHEL DEARDEN THE mother of a man shot dead at his luxury home spoke of her grief on the anniversary of his death. Danny Regan, 25, was found shot dead at his home in Haydock on Sunday, December 15 , 2002. Three days earlier, a...
Ghost of Christmas TV Past; How Much Has Festive Programming Changed over the Years? Mike Chapple Takes a Look at the TV Listings
Byline: Mike Chapple EE-LAD, those golden years growing up watching traditional Christmas Day telly. Weren't they just wonderful? Well for the most part, no, actually. In those supposedly good old days, there was none of this telly in every room,...
Hope for Hostages despite Long Silence; Influential Comedian Richard Pryor Dies at 65
Byline: By TIM MOYNIHAN A FRIEND of Briton Norman Kember, held in Iraq with three other hostages, said last night he had not given up hope despite a weekend silence over their fate. Peace campaigner Bruce Kent said: "There is still hope, that...
I Just Want Truth about Luke's Death; Mum Thinks There's Case to Answer
Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL A MUM last night insisted she wanted to discover the truth about the final moments of her tragic tot. Medics were given permission to withhold treatment for Bangor-born Luke Winston-Jones, who died a year ago. His...
In for a Penny; Bel Mooney Reckons She's Had It All Thanks to Her Love of Literature. She Tells Peter Elson How Public Readings Could Inspire Others to Follow Her
Byline: Bel Mooney BUSES have played the unexpected book ends to writer Bel Mooney's life. As a youngster growing up at The Green, Liverpool 13, her bedroom overlooked Queen's Drive, along which trundled a stream of green no 81 corporation buses....
In off the POST : Full Throttle Christmas
APPARENTLY Christmas is coming. But don't get stressed out that you've not got all those brilliant pressies sorted out. In off the Post, with a little help from Ebay - the internet auction people - have selected the eight must-have Xmas gifts this...
In off the POST : QUOTE UNQUOTE
Wayne's like my son, Brooklyn, who goes out in the garden to play and have fun. Beckham compares Wayne Rooney to a six-year-old boy What do you want me to say? Tell me what you want me to say and I will say it. Arsene Wenger gets exasperated...
IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER: Dousing the Flamesflames
Byline: LARRY NEILD CRITICS say Liverpool's new council leader, Warren Bradley, is too much of a rookie politician to be effective. After all, he has just five years' experience in the council chamber, most of it as a back-bencher. He has replaced...
JOBS POST: How to Be a Lab Technician
What is the job like? Laboratory technicians work in support of scientists and others responsible for research and analysis. They help scientists to make discoveries and solve problems in almost every aspect of life. They can work in research and development,...
LEN CAPELING: Benitez Lays to Rest the Curse of Monthly Award
Byline: LEN CAPELING A DAY to celebrate for Rafael Benitez - and in triplicate at that. Ten games without conceding a goal, the swift burial of the Manager of the Month curse, plus, best of all, a thoroughly professional performance against stubborn...
LETTER: Offended
Byline: Frank Bower I HEAR from a former engineering colleague that Liverpool City Council has recently issued a formal apology to the Welsh for its "insensitivity" in regard to the development of the Treweryn Scheme. I was one of the civil engineers...
McVey Lined Up for a Safe Tory Seat at Next Election
Byline: BY SAM LISTER FORMER television presenter Esther McVey is to be lined up to stand for a safe Tory seat in the next general election. The Conservative Party has unveiled radical plans to encourage more female MPs and transform the party's...
Money: Cash Points
CONSUMERS are expected to withdraw a record pounds 16.5bn from cash machines this December, according to ATM network group Link. The group said both the volume and value of transactions look set to break all previous records this year. Based...
MONEY: Why Pour Your Money Down a Drain; No-One Likes Paying Tax - Yet We Willingly Hand over Thousands More Than W Need to. Jane Hall Reports
Byline: Jane Hall HO wants to be a millionaire? We all do. From the National Lottery with its multi-million pound prize winning permutations to Premium Bonds and the football pools, it seems we can't find enough ways to spend money in the hope of...
More Firms Likely to Quit 'Tired' Retail Park
Byline: BY BILL GLEESON TWO major tenants have quit Liverpool's Edge Lane Retail Park in the past few weeks. Homebase shut its doors last week while MFI closed its branch at Edge Lane a couple of weeks earlier, and there could be more departures...
North-South Link Makes a Farce of Your Superforce; Trip by Road or Rail a Nightmare
Byline: By SARA THOMAS HOME secretary Charles Clarke was yesterday challenged to take the long and winding road from North to South Wales. The gauntlet was thrown down by police watchdog bosses, incensed by Mr Clarke's plans to create a pan-Wales...
OBITUARY: Danny Williams
IT IS always difficult for a singer to be associated with one song. The audiences gather in the theatres, take their seats, suck their toffees and then they wait to applaud the opening chords. But what a song it was. Moon River, with Henry Mancini's...
Old Favourites
Byline: Graham Kibble White AT THE age of 32, writer, journalist and cult TV guru Graham Kibble White is too young to remember Mad Eric and Little Ern in their '77 pomp. However, he still believes that Christmas Day TV retains a special kind of...
Phone Us If This Landlord Breaks Asbo; Leaflets Sent to Tenants Setting out the Rules
Byline: By CAMPBELL ANDREWS WATCH this man - make sure he doesn't break his Asbo. That was the stark message from crime chiefs yesterday as they launched a leaflet campaign pinpointing so-called landlord-from-hell Steven Dickens. Hundreds...
Plane Crash Kills 71 Schoolchildren; Three Survive Nigeria's Second Jet Horror in Seven Weeks
Byline: By ED JAMES ACCIDENT investigators sifted through the wreckage of a Nigerian airliner yesterday, searching for the cause of a plane crash that killed 107, including dozens of schoolchildren heading home for the holidays. The crash on...
Poetry in Motion for a Whole New Generation
Byline: PETER ELSON OW the almost imperceptibly retired (but never retiring) Peter Moloney has turned his attention from communications lecturing to writing a Christmas parody of Lewis Carroll's You Are Old Father William, especially for Daily Post...
Police Bills Go Unpaid in Match-Day Fees Row; Clubs Withhold Payments as Talks Go On
Byline: BY ANDY KELLY MERSEYSIDE'S major football clubs are involved in a standoff with the police about the cost of covering their games. The Daily Post can reveal today that neither Liverpool, Everton nor Tranmere have paid any of their bills...
Police Deal Vital in Fees Stand-Off
T'S somewhat surprising, not to say alarming, that we're almost at the halfway stage in the current football season - and Merseyside's three League clubs have yet to strike a deal over the cost of policing matches. As we report today, Liverpool,...
Police in Crackdown as Suburb Terrorised by Yob Youngsters; Young Children Are Causing Chaos, as Homa Khaleeli Reports
OLICE have been given the power to arrest people for congregating in a Liverpool suburb following a catalogue of chaos caused by children as young as 10. The area has had three exclusion notices served on it this year by Merseyside Police in an...
Probation Boss 'Incredulous' at Sex Offender Bid; 'It Plays into Fears Local People Have
Byline: By ROLAND HUGHES A PROBATION boss last night hit out at plans by a private company to set up a centre for ex-offenders in North Wales. Up to 30 former prisoners, including sex offenders, could be housed in one of three locations on Anglesey....
RACING: Fleet Street to Hit Headlines
Byline: BY ARGUS FLEET STREET can jump on to the back pages with victory after a long absence at Plumpton today. Nicky Henderson's charge, who makes his fencing debut in the coralcasino.com Novices' Chase, has been off since April 2004 but there...
RACING: No Re-Match on Beef's Menu
Byline: BY CHRIS WRIGHT BEEF OR SALMON will duck a re-match with Haydock conqueror Kingscliff and stay at home to try and win the Lexus Chase for a second season at Leopardstown on December 28. Last month Michael Hourigan's charge was an excellent...
RUGBY UNION : Round-Up Leaders Mold Get a Kick out of Bala
MOLD defeated second-placed Bala in Division Four (North) by 28-3 to open up a five-point gap with a game in hand at the top of the table. Scrum-half Jamie Griffiths kicked 13 of his side's points with three penalties and two conversions. The...
RUGBY UNION: Waterloo Challenge on Course despite Struggle; Harrogate ................7 Waterloo ................32
Byline: BY IAN HARGRAVES WATERLOO duly continued their determined challenge for promotion in National League Two , but their success was not quite as straightforward as it looks. They were reduced to 13 men inside the opening quarter with one...
Singing out for Hospices; Thousands of Voices Concert Is Full of Fun
Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL THE Daily Post launched the Christmas festivities in style last night. In its 12th year, our traditional Thousands of Voices Christmas Concert was savoured by a packed audience of more than 1,300 people at the Llangollen...
Sunday Tips
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SALES at outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure are weather-driven so the colder, wetter conditions of recent days should help it recover from the 12% likefor-like sales drop announced in October. Management at the group, which owns...
Teachers Vote on Strike in Pay Row
Byline: BY SAM LISTER Cllr Paul Clein TEACHERS in Liverpool are preparing to strike over threats of big pay cuts. Staff at every primary and secondary school are being balloted for industrial action after it emerged a government shake-up will...
The Biggest Oil Blast in Peacetime Europe; Fuel Depot Explosion Injures 43
Byline: By KAREN ATTWOOD A HUGE fire raged last night after a series of explosions ripped through an oil storage depot in what is thought to be the largest incident of its kind in peacetime Europe. Miraculously, only two people were seriously...
Tsunami Survivor Dedicated to Helping Island Victims
A BRITISH survivor of the Asian tsunami, whose family escaped the waves in Sri Lanka, has dedicated her life ever since to rebuilding the shattered country. Clare Allen, a 39-year-old yoga teacher, was so driven by the devastation that surrounded...
VIEW FROM THE STANDS : Everton Drawing on the Positives; Supporters' Views of the Weekend's Games
Byline: BY BILL RICHARDS Everton Supporter IT WAS a gritty 0-0 draw at Old Trafford last year that signalled the measure of Everton's prospects for the season. Let's hope the portents are equally good for the latter stages of a campaign that...
VIEW FROM THE STANDS : Genuine Threat to a Freak Show
Byline: BY ROB JACKSON Liverpool Supporter SO HOW do you think are our boys will get on in the World Cup this year? Good draw, anyway Ukraine, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia shouldn't pose too many problems. In fact, I see as distinguished an authority...
What the Dickens
THE Penny Readings is organised by the University of Liverpool's Reader magazine to support Liverpool Reads, an initiative to promote the reading of novels. It derives from Charles Dickens's popular readings in 1858, at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall...
Writer's Teenage Love on the Beach; Archive Letters Reveal 'Affair' with a German PoW
Byline: BY GRAHAM DAVIES AS ONE of Britain's most celebrated authors, she has inspired millions with her thought-provoking novels. But the early romantic life of Dame Beryl Bainbridge could be straight from the pages of a Mills and Boon book....