Daily Post (Liverpool, England)

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Articles from June 14, 2007

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Are You Capable of Caring for Our Most Vulnerable?
Byline: Simon Farrington There are Jobs that carry huge responsibility: a wrong decision, a slip of the hand, a misguided word or action, can often be the difference between life and death. Our surgeons, doctors and nurses, fire fighters and...
A Shining Example of Modern Style; Design Every Home Needs a Little Sparkle, and Current Trends for metalliC Mean We Can All Shine
Byline: Gabrielle Fagan reports Razzle-dazzle metallics took the fashion catwalk by storm this year and inevitably are now a must-have for rooms. Design author Elizabeth Wilhide is just one expert who highlights a metallic palette as a key trend....
Athletics: Andrew Facing Fitness Race after Jump Injury
Byline: BY LUKE JAMES SEVERAL West Cheshire members have pushed themselves into contention for a county place. Athletes impressed at the Cheshire Schools' Track and Field Championships in Macclesfield. The fixture acts as a stepping stone...
Athletics: Rimmer Set for GB Squad in Super Cup
Byline: BY PHIL THOMAS Daily Post Correspondent MICHAEL RIMMER (LPS) earned a place in the Great Britain team for the European Super Cup at the end of the month by winning the 800m in 1.46.47 at the BMC Challenge match held at Sports City in Manchester....
A Time to Shine
The Social Care Accolades are national awards given to teams, groups or organisations for best practice in social care. This year's Accolades theme is investment in learning and development to improve practice and strengthen services to deliver...
A Tonic for Success; in Association with Fish4jobs Michelle Rushton Meets JOANNE WRIGHT, Founder of Assignment Nurse
Byline: Michelle Rushton WHEREAS 10 years ago, severe competition for jobs in nursing was unthinkable, in most NHS trusts, jobs for health professionals and nurses are few and far between. A qualified nurse herself, Joanne Wright saw that many...
A Word from the Care Council Chair
THE Social Care Accolades are back in town! With only a few days to go until the glittering ceremony in Cardiff's City Hall on Thursday, June 21, 18 different projects across Wales will be eagerly anticipating the outcome of the 2007 Accolades. ...
Boots Buyers Urged to End Pensions Row
CROSS-PARTY MPs yesterday urged the private equity buyers of Alliance Boots to settle their funding row with the group's pension trustees. The early day motion is calling on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Alliance Boots deputy chairman Stefano Pessina...
Breaking Down Barriers to Working; SPONSORED FEATURE
PEOPLE of all ages seeking work these days might not automatically think about a career in social care - especially people with disabilities or lack of qualifications and skills. However a Blaenau Cwent County Borough Council European-funded project,...
By Invitation Only; People
Byline: Carolyn Hughes reports from the latest lunches, launches and parties THE Royal Court was the venue last week for the launch of the 2007 Liverpool Comedy Festival. The Festival, now in its sixth year, runs until June 24. If you have not already...
Canal Link in the Spotlight at City Conference; New-Look Mersey Waterfront Takes Shape
Byline: BY LARRY NEILD Daily Post City Editor THE transformation of Liverpool's world-class waterfront was one of the main topics discussed at the World Canals Conference which began in the city yesterday. Scores of delegates were debating issues...
Caring for Your Career with a Satisfying Role in Social Care
If you value other people, are interested in making sure that they are able to live their life with dignity and with as much independence as possible, then social care could be ideal for you. Social care is a growing sector, already employing around...
Case Study: Lavern Bailey
APPRECIATION and improved public perception are just two of the things that Lavern Bailey is hoping to achieve with her new practical and theoretical skills in social work. Lavern is one of the first students in Wales to complete the social work...
Case Study: Rachel Johnson
SOCIAL care was always something Rachel Johnson from Caernarfon knew deep down that she wanted to do. She didn't get quite enough CCSEs to lead her on to university, and since giving birth to twins has been working to support them - she's now manager...
Chiefs 'Knew of Debt Woes at Crisis-Hit School'
Byline: By ROLAND HUGHES EDUCATION chiefs knew about a crisis-hit school's debt for years but chose to ignore warnings, it was claimed yesterday. Blessed Edward Jones Roman Catholic High School in Rhyl became the first Welsh school to be placed...
Cricket: Bell Happy with Being Number Six - for Now
Byline: BY MYLES HODGSON Daily Post Correspondent IAN BELL has done his time as England's flexible friend and is now happy to settle down as their recognised number six - even if he would like to regard it as a temporary measure. The Warwickshire...
Cricket: Jefferson Puts Lancs to the Sword
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE opener Will Jefferson hit a half-century on debut against Lancashire, but it was not enough for his side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Friends Provident Trophy. They went into the match needing victory and for North Conference...
Cricket: Settling Down; Bell Comfortable with Number Six Role
Byline: By MYLES HODGSON IAN BELL has done his time as England's flexible friend and is now happy to settle down as their recognised number six - even if he would like to regard it as a temporary measure. The Warwickshire batsman has never had...
DAILY POST YOUR VOICE IN WALES: Call Evil by Its Name and Deal with It
NEW proposals for the selective release of information about paedophiles, plus other measures to be trialled to help protect children from them, including "chemical castration" and lie detector tests, may represent progress of a sort in a society which...
Dedicated to Developing Your Career; SPONSORED FEATURE
COULD you care? Could you be someone that makes a real difference to the lives of those around you? If you value other people and are interested in ensuring they're able to build an independent and dignified life, then social care could be the career...
Disappointed Borg Vows: I'll Return to Play in City
Byline: BY JESSICA SHAUGHNESSY Daily Post Staff TENNIS hero Bjorn Borg says he will return to Merseyside next year after being forced to pull out of the Liverpool International tournament this week because he was bitten by a dog. Borg's leg was...
Dog Owners Be Warned; FARM & COUNTRY
Byline: By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor DOG owners are being urged to keep their pets under control around farm livestock. A new campaign was launched this week after rural insurers NFU Mutual reported the number of attacks by dogs rose...
Dress to the Max; Fashion Laura Davis Helps You Make Short Work of a Tall Order with This Season's Hottest Trend
Byline: Laura Davis BARELY-THERE hemlines have commandeered the fashion headlines so far this season, but a new summer staple on the block is going to great lengths to buck the leggy trend. Maxi dresses are flying off the rails for high summer....
Familes to Be Told about Paedophiles - but Must Keep It Secret
FAMILIES will be given information about paedophiles who may pose a specific threat to their children, under plans unveiled yesterday. Home Secretary John Reid said the move - which will install a "presumption" for police to tell a mother if her...
Fashion for a Field; Cool the Thought of a Weekend at a Festival, Exposed to All the Great British Summer Has to Offer, Needn't Put off a Fashionista, as Emma Johnson Discovers
Byline: Emma Johnson FESTIVAL fever is fast gripping the nation, and this year more than ever Merseyside and Cheshire have become major destinations for those wishing to get swept up in the musical madness. Creamfields has been packing in clubbers...
Finance Director Named as New A&L Chief Executive
Byline: BY BILL GLEESON Daily Post Business Editor BANKING group Alliance & Leicester yesterday announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Finance director David Bennett will succeed current chief executive Richard Pym, who in February...
Football: ACE VILLA RULES OUT REDS; Striker David Wants to Stay at Valencia
Byline: By BEN THORNLEY VALENCIA striker David Villa has ruled himself out of a summer switch to An-field after expressing his desire to remain at the Mestalla. Villa, who has scored 15 goals from 35 league appearances for his side this term,...
Football: Anfield Move Unlikely as Villa Wants to Stay Home
Byline: BY BEN THORNLEY VALENCIA striker David Villa has appeared to rule himself out of a summer switch to Anfield after expressing his desire to remain at the Mestalla club. Villa, who has scored 15 goals from 35 league appearances for his...
Football: Black Cats All Set to Swoop on Nugent
Byline: By BEN THORNLEY EVERTON will have to move swiftly if David Nugent is to secure a dream move to his boyhood favourites after Premiership newcomers Sunderland yesterday tabled a pounds 6m bid for the Preston striker. The Deepdale outfit...
Football: Blades Still Fighting Tevez Decision
THE Premier League publish next season's fixture list later today despite Sheffield United's campaign to overturn their relegation from the top flight. League chiefs are so confident that next week's arbitration panel will not rule against the Blades'...
Football: BLUE WATCH - Relief as Linchpin Is Deemed Fit
Byline: MARK O'BRIEN EVERTONIANS, like the fans of all clubs, spend the summer hoping to see their squad strengthened for the forthcoming season. New signings are always very popular - the more exotic the better, it would seem - while it's always...
Football: Boro Tie Up a Deal for Sanli
MIDDLESBROUGH yesterday made a major transfer breakthrough by agreeing personal terms with Turkey striker Tuncay Sanli. The 25-year-old forward, who is out of contract with Fenerbahce, will head for Teesside to undergo a medical next week with a...
Football: Bosses Will Be Rivals Re-United; ENGLAND U21 V ITALY U21 TONIGHT, 7.45PM
Byline: By MIKE MCGRATH STUART PEARCE will renew rivalries with Italy and Pierluigi Casiraghi when England under-2ls look to kick-start their European Championship finals campaign in Holland. Pearce's youngsters opened their tournament with a...
Football: Duo Insist They Have Yet to Hear from City
Byline: BY PAUL WALKER Daily Post Correspondent JUANDE RAMOS and Co Adriaanse have had no contact with managerless Manchester City, their spokesmen have insisted. The pair are believed to be at the top of City's wishlist to replace Stuart Pearce...
Football: Johnson Vows to Be Back Fully Fit; Operation Success but Everton Face Competition for Nugent
Byline: BY BEN THORNLEY Daily Post Staff ANDREW JOHNSON has declared his ankle operation a complete success, as the striker yesterday vowed to be in "perfect" condition in time for Everton's pre-season training. However, the Goodison club will...
Football: 'Money Can't Buy Us Instant Glory'
NEWCASTLE boss Sam Allardyce has warned the club's fans he could not buy instant success with pounds 100m. Allardyce became the sixth manager in less than 11 years at St James' Park when he took on the challenge of succeeding Glenn Roeder in May....
Football: Moore Eyes Cup Run as McAteer Retires
Byline: BY PETER GUY Daily Post Staff TRANMERE ROVERS manager Ronnie Moore hopes his side's first round Carling Cup drawagainst Stockport will be the start of a long cup run. Tranmere have been drawn away to Stockport in the first round and while...
Football: Pearce Relishing Italian Challenge
Byline: BY MIKE McGRATH Daily Post Correspondent STUART PEARCE will renew rivalries with Italy and Pierluigi Casiraghi when England Under-21s look to kick-start their European Championship finals campaign in Holland. Pearce's youngsters opened...
Football: Roberts: It's Time to Erase Bad Memories; 'We Need a Little Luck This Term'
Byline: By ROB GRIFFITHS NEIL ROBERTS admitted he couldn't wait for the start of the new campaign so he can put the disappointment of the last one behind him. Club captain Roberts spent a large part of the season watching from the sidelines after...
Football: Vale Are a Tough Test for Dragons
WREXHAM have been drawn away at local rivals Port Vale in the first round of the Carling Cup and club captain Neil Roberts fears it is going to be a tough test. Last season the Dragons beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 at Hillsborough, before being knocked...
Football: Vaughan Happy to Play Waiting Game for U21s
Byline: BY NICK SMITH Daily Post Staff JAMES VAUGHAN is happy to play the waiting game for England Under-21s - but is hoping to be in contention for a place in tonight's clash with Italy. Manager Stuart Pearce was frustrated with the chances...
French Leave Puts Thomas on the Spot for a TV Show; FARM & COUNTRY
A HOLIDAY in France proved life-changing for a Ruthin sheep farmer who was struggling to make ends meet. In 1998, Thomas Vaughan Jones was running a small farm near Llanbedr DC when he escaped with his family for a holiday in the idyllic Montesquiou...
Golf: Davies Is Unfazed by Life in Spotlight
WELSH amateur Rhys Davies insists he feels he belongs at the US Open, despite it being his first major championship. The 22-year-old will be the first out on the Oakmont course in Pennsylvania today with Michael Putnamand Lee Williams. Davies,...
Golf: Woods on Defensive over His US Record; US OPEN GOLF
Byline: BY JOHN NESTOR at Oakmont ONLY TIGER Woods can have a pair of US Open titles to his credit and still have to defend his lack of success in the event. Of his 12 major titles, just two have come from this particular championship and the...
Grease Should Really Be a 4-Letter Word; FARM & COUNTRY ISSUES
Byline: david WILLIAMS HAY harvest is here again, so time to wheel out the baler from the shed. There shouldn't be any problems this year, apart from the usual check over and 20 minutes with the grease gun. Last September, after the straw harvest,...
Have Your Pizza and Eat It - and Still Stay Healthy; Top Chefs Show Schools the Way Forward
Byline: BY DAVID HIGGERSON Daily Post Staff AS FOODS to be demonised as "junk" go, the pizza has received more than its fair share of critcisim from healthy eating campaigners. But youngsters at one Southport school have been taught that it is...
Helping Deaf Students with Their Education; in Association with Publicjobswales.Co.UK Communication Support Can Be a Rewarding Career
Byline: By MICHELLE RUSHTON What does a career in communication support involve? Communication support workers (CSWs) work in schools and colleges helping deaf students to communicate with their teachers or tutors and other students on the course....
I Felt His Spirit Go and There Was Nothing I Could Do; WALES Dad Tells How He Saw His Son Mown Down in Cycle Crash
Byline: By ROLAND HUGHES A FATHER yesterday relived the tragic moment his cyclist son was killed by an out-of-control car. Thomas Harland, 14, was killed alongside three Rhyl Cycling Club team mates in the tragedy last January. Four cyclists...
Intense Warehouse Show Wanders All over the Place; THEATRE Wall Talks/ Stanley Dock
Byline: PHILIP KEY WELL, it's a bit different. This is a show not set in a theatre but the Tobacco Warehouses at the Stanley Dock. There are no seats apart from the one you are given on arrival to take around with you and you have to walk around...
Lawn Tennis: Battling Bogdanovic Is Ready for Roddick
Byline: By DUNCAN BECH ALEX BOGDANOVIC insisted the resilience he has developed over the last year rescued him from defeat in his Artois Championships clash with Jamie Baker. Bogdanovic struggled in the first half of yesterday's match but survived...
Lawn Tennis: Borg: Murray Can Win a Slam, but He Must Stay Fit
Byline: BY GRAHAM CHASE Daily Post Correspondent BJORN BORG believes Andy Murray's injury worries should take the pressure off the youngster ahead of Wimbledon. The 20-year-old British number one is touch and go for the tournament which starts...
Lawn Tennis: Impressive Thomas Upsets Odds against US Favourite
Byline: BY IAN HARGRAVES Daily Post Correspondent QUITE apart from the eagerly-anticipated visit of former Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg, who was introduced to a healthy-sized crowd round the main court, the Calderstones international tennis tournament...
LIVERPOOL DAILY POST: Power Scheme a Bold Solution
AS THE world faces up to the reality of climate change - even if its causes are still a matter of dispute - ever more imaginative schemes are being proposed in an attempt to arrest its progress. Wind farms with their giant turbines have become an...
Maddie Family Wait on Burial Spot Claim; BRITAIN
Byline: By CAROLINE GAMMELL MADELEINE McCann's parents were on tenterhooks last night as Portuguese police investigated claims their daughter lies buried only nine miles from where she was abducted. An anonymous letter insisting the four-year-old's...
Madeleine Police Probe Burial Claim
Byline: BY CAROLINE GAMMELL Daily Post Correspondent MADELEINE McCANN'S parents were on tenterhooks last night as Portuguese police investigated claims that their daughter lies buried in deserted scrubland only nine miles from where she was abducted....
Mathew Street Festival Supremo Quits in New Blow to Liverpool Culture Company
THE culture official in charge of organising the Mathew Street Festival has resigned, just 24 hours after Labour leader Joe Anderson quit his seat on the board of Liverpool Culture Company. But Lee Forde, general manager for events at the council-run...
Mersey Could Power All City Homes; EXCLUSIVE River Energy Plans Unveiled
Byline: BY VICKY ANDERSON Daily Post Staff THE River Mersey could provide enough power to supply every home in the city of Liverpool, a new report will reveal today. Up to 260,000 homes, well beyond the city's 220,000, could benefit from the...
Merseytravel in Battle for Control over Bus Network
Byline: BY ROB MERRICK Political Correspondent BUS companies clashed with Merseyside's transport chief yesterday over who should have the crucial power to decide routes, timetables and fares. Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, told...
Molewatch Launched as Rugby Stars Join Cancer Campaign
PLAYERS from St Helens Rugby League Club got their kit off for a good cause when they took part in a molewatch clinic. Saints players from the first squad helped promote Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign by getting their skin checked for suspect...
Mother Quizzed over Murders; BRITAIN/INTERNATIONAL Bodies of Daughters Found
Byline: By BRIAN FARMER and MARK BULSTRODE A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was last night being questioned on suspicion of the murders of her two teenage daughters. Rekha Kumari-Baker was arrested following the discovery of the bodies of sisters Jasmine,...
Mothers to Be Told about Perverts; BRITAIN New Plans to Protect Children
FAMILIES will be given information about paedophiles who may pose a specific threat to their children, under plans unveiled by the Government yesterday. Home Secretary John Reid said the move, which will install a "presumption" for police to tell...
Motor Racing: Hamilton Still in a Whirl after First GP Victory
Byline: BY JAMIE GARDNER LEWIS HAMILTON still cannot believe he has won his first Formula One Grand Prix. The 22-year-old McLaren rookie continued his remarkable debut season last weekend with his maiden victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in...
Motor Racing: Lewis Still Can't Get to Grips with Win; FORMULA ONE
LEWIS HAMILTON still cannot believe he has won his first Formula One Grand Prix. The 22-year-old McLaren rookie continued his remarkable debut season last weekend with his maiden victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, having also gained...
MP Joins Top-Level Talks in Bid to Save Biscuit Factory
Byline: BYALANWESTON Daily Post Staff WALLASEY MP Angela Eagle met the new owners of a Wirral biscuit factory last night in a bid to persuade them not to end production at the site with the loss of 821 jobs. Burton's Foods in Moreton, the largest...
Natural Assets Can Give Region Pounds 115m Lift
Byline: BY DAVID HIGGERSON Daily Post Staff BETTER marketing of the region's natural assets could unlock an extra pounds 115m for the economy, a new group set up to promote the environment said last night. Natural Economy Northwest believes another...
New Airbus Stalls in Bid for Orders
Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent CONCERN is growing that Airbus will not be able to announce the large numbers of new orders it is seeking for its new A350XWB jet at next week's Paris Air Show. The aircraft has attracted some customers,...
Nice Bans Drug That Prevents Blindness; BRITAIN
TWENTY thousand people will be condemned to blindness each year following a "cruel" and "appalling" decision by the health watchdog, campaigners said today. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has come under intense...
Not Plain Sailing; TRUST THE POST
Byline: MARK THOMAS WE HAVE to own up today to a highly embarrassing production error which led to us publishing completely the wrong news story on Page 11 of yesterday's Liverpool Daily Post. Thanks to a combination of technical and human error,...
OBITUARY: Don Shand
Byline: Don Shand THE young reporter, already accustomed to the frenzy of bric-a-brac sales, municipal elections, the shame of bicycle thieves at the magistrates' court and the robust properties of tea brewed at Women's Institutes, was at the wrong...
Political Rivals Join Forces in Appeal for Culture Cash
Byline: BY LARRY NEILD Daily Post City Editor LIVERPOOL'S two political leaders are to head a delegation to make a joint plea to Chancellor Gordon Brown to help plug the pounds 22m gap in the city's culture year funding. Council leader Warren...
POST PUZZLER: 50 for Fun; Phil Brown's Trivia Quiz
Byline: Phil Brown 1 Who was the only player to take a set off Rafael Nadal as he clinched his third French Open tennis title on Sunday? 2 Which play by Peter Pan author J M Barrie became the name of a still-popular sweet selection? 3 What...
Promoting Social Cohesion in Conwy; SPONSORED FEATURE
CONWY County Borough Council's overarching vision is for a modern, successful Conwy with major improvements in the health, wellbeing and prosperity of those who live and work in the county, which in time will reduce inequalities and promote social...
Rugby League: St Helens Set to Face Bulls in Cup Semi-Final
Byline: BY ANDY HAMPSON BRADFORD coach Steve McNamara claims he is almost relieved the Bulls have drawn holders St Helens in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-finals - so they do not have to play them in the final. Reigning world and Super League...
Rugby Union: Jenkins Given a Healthy World Cup Ache
Byline: By ROB GRIFFITHS Rugby Correspondent WALES coach Gareth Jenkins admits he has a selection headache ahead of naming his World Cup training squad this afternoon. Jenkins is set to name a squad of around 40 players to take part in summer...
Saha Injury Claims Are 'Rubbish'
LOUIS SAHA'S representatives have insisted the Manchester United striker will be fit for the start of the new season, denying reports from his former agent that he will be out until November or December. The 28-year-old France international striker,...
Sandwich Chain Has a Yen for Mersey Sushi; European Food Group Snaps Up Liverpool Firm
Byline: BY HELEN MAYO Daily Post Correspondent IT'S as much a part of the Japanese way of life as the rising sun, but a sushi business based on Merseyside has done so well that it has been snapped up by a major European food chain. Sushi San's...
Show Times; Farm & Country Issues
Byline: By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor A FORMIDABLE ram which shone in London this spring again grabbed the limelight by claiming a sheep championship last weekend. Kelsey Chancellor, a three-year-old Hampshire Down ram, was one of theWelsh...
Social Care, the Service That Touches Us All
Many families at some time or another will need social care services for support during what can be trying times in their lives. The social care sector provides services to more than 150,000 people in Wales at any given time. This means that...
Social Care Week
RHIAN Huws Williams the Care Council's chief executive, explains why social care week is such an important event in Wales. Social Care Week will be held for the first time this year on June 17-22 to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of the 70,000...
Subsidy Tax Gets Lukewarm Reception; FARM & COUNTRY
WELSH farming has given a "lukewarm" reception to newe rates of voluntary modulation. Rates will rise from 2.5% next year to 6.5% in 2011 and 2012, said new rural development minister Jane Davidson. These will be additional to the EU compulsory...
Take Thomas to Tank In
Byline: By ARGUS MY Love Thomas can land her first victory of the season when she takes on her elders in the Barley Chalu Handicap at Yarmouth. Ed Dunlop's filly has run two cracking races so far this season and looked a certain future winner...
THEATRE Hoipolloi and Hugh Jones Floating/Everyman Theatre
Byline: PETER GRANT IT'S April 1, 1982, and The Isle of Anglesey is hit by an earthquake. The Menai Bridge collapses, and the island is torn from the mainland of Wales. Sounds like a news report. A leak to the press... Here our man on the...
The Colonic Way to a Healthier You
Byline: BY EMMA JOHNSON JOANNE WILLCOX is convinced she canmake my hectic life easier. She is adamant she can make me less stressed, make my skin clearer and my hair shinier and she is going to achieve all of this through colonic hydrotherapy. ...
The Endless Round of Parties Is Hard Work; Happening the Urbanite Dip into Paul Corcoran's Pool of Thoughts
Byline: Paul Corcoran 'ARE you out socialising again?" a serial business networker asked me at a recent bash. The irony. As the summer season pops its glowing head around the wintry corner of Liverpool, many of us working in the city will find...
Viewpoint: My Shout
Byline: ALISON TAYLOR I LOVE meteorological phenomena, with which North Wales is particularly blessed or, depending on your viewpoint, cursed. Digressing for a moment, I can spell meteorological, phenomena and lots of other obscure, difficult...
WALES: Boy's Dinghy Given a Ticket
Byline: By ERYL CRUMP PARKING wardens were under fire last night - for slapping a ticket on a 12-year-old boy's sailing dinghy. The warden pounced on the dinghy, which was on its trailer, in Criccieth earlier this week. The street has a single...
WALES: Caught on Camera Harassing Couple; Man Hurled Rocks and Eggs at Neighbours' Bungalow
Byline: By GARETH HUGHES A MAN who was cleared of damaging his neighbour's clematis plant went on to conduct a long campaign of harassment against them, magistrates heard yesterday. Even while on police bail Nicholas Turner continued to hurl...
WALES: Dad's Shock Death Days after 25ft Fall; 'Laughing and Joking' after Routine Bone Op
Byline: By CARL BUTLER A FAMILY was in shock last night after a father-of-one died in hospital just hours before he expected to be sent home. Roofing worker Paul Alker had routine surgery on a smashed collar bone after falling 25ft through a...
WALES: Freed after Six Years in Jail for Rape He Didn't Commit
Byline: By CARL BUTLER A MAN wrongly imprisoned for six years for raping a schoolgirl was "overjoyed" last night as he walked free from prison. Kenny Samuels was released after judges declared his conviction "unsafe." Mr Samuels, 50, of Maes...
WALES: Hotel Fall Teen Now in N.Wales Hospital; Mum on Flight from Turkey with 'Gravely Ill' Mark
Byline: By HYWEL TREWYN A TEENAGER critically injured when he fell from a hotel balcony in Turkey was last night being cared for in a North Wales hospital. Eighteen-year-old Mark Tate was gravely ill on a life-support machine after being flown...
WALES: It Got to the Point Where I Was Going to Let Go and Die; TEENAGER TELLS OF MOMENT PA LPLUCKED HIM FROM DEATH
Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL A TEENAGER has told in chilling detail how a hero mate saved his life as he started to drown in the River Conwy. Richard Jones, 16, of Llandudno, thought he was going to die as his head went under the water near the Conwy...
WALES: Labour MPs Back Coalition Deal Talks; First Minister Looks for Pact with Plaid
Byline: By SAM LISTER Parliamentary Correspondent WELSH Labour MPs last night backed Rhodri Morgan's negotiations to form a coalition with Plaid Cymru. In the most significant move yet during the pact talks, they agreed to hold a meeting of the...
WALES: Minister Urges Talks on Nurses' Pay
Byline: By TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent WELSH health Minister Edwina Hart pledged yesterday to press the UK government to fund the nurses 2.5% pay deal in full. The minister told AMs the Treasury should have honoured the recommendations...
WALES: PC Found Hanged at Home after 'Violent Argument' with Wife; Couple's Children 'Screaming in Street'
Byline: By ANTONY STONE A MID-Wales policeman was found hanged after a violent argument with his wife, an inquest heard yesterday. Colleagues of PC Lance Williams, 38, discovered his body after being called to his home in Oxford Road, Llandrindod...
Wealth Firm Reveals Merger Profits Boost
Byline: BY BILL GLEESON Daily Post Business Editor FUND management firmRensburg Sheppards yesterday declared itself delighted with the impact of its merger on its financial results. Full year profit before tax was pounds 25.7m for the year to...
Welsh Lamb Takes Pride of Place on Top Shops' Shelves; FARM & COUNTRY
Byline: By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor HIGH-END retailers were falling over each other this week to prove their commitment to Welsh Lamb amid plunging prices. First Marks & Spencer unveiled a new scheme, backed by Prince Charles,...
Wemade Them an Offer They Couldn't Refuse; Interiors Debbie Johnson Meets the Couple Who Realised That Dreams Can Come True If Only You Ask for What You Want
Byline: Debbie Johnson PAUL SHAUGHNESSY is from Galway, in Ireland, and his wife, Yolanda, is from Spain - but together they have made their home in Liverpool city centre. The couple met as students in Liverpool more than seven years ago, and...
What Does Training for the Social Work Degree Entail?
Practical training and the very best teaching ... social work provides education of the highest level. The social work degree is now available across eight Welsh higher education institutions for undergraduate and masters study and with the added...
Where's Your Career Going? SPONSORED FEATURE
STUDYING with the OU in Wales is a great way to develop your knowledge and boost your career prospects. Perhaps you need some help making up your mind whether this is the right choice for you? A few hours testing out free online OU course materials...
Where There's Muck There's Opportunity; FARM & COUNTRY
Byline: By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor A PIONEERING mid Wales dairy farm has suddenly found itself at the forefront of new government efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Last week rural ministry Defra published its new biomass strategy...