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Articles from November 26, 2008

40 Evacuated as Smoke Fills Train Carriages; WALES
Byline: By ERYL CRUMP FORTY passengers were evacuated from a train after the carriages filled with smoke yesterday. The 8.10am Arriva Trains Wales service from Holyhead to Cardiff was halted at the Gaerwen signal box shortly after 8.35am. ...
A Crisis That Really Should Have Been Budgeted For
Byline: Bill Gleeson WHEN comparing Mervyn King's performance in front of the Treasury Select Committee yesterday with Alistair Darling's emergency Budget speech the day before, it's hard not to conclude that the former has grasped the scale and...
Airbus to Cut Production as Market Slows; ...but Staff Are Told Jobs Are Safe
Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent AIRBUS is ready to cut output for the first time since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States if the global financial crisis continues to worsen, the planemaker's...
Air Duty Rise May Reduce Services; Ryanair Could Scale Back at JLA
Byline: BY BEN SCHOFIELD Daily Post Staff BUDGET airline Ryanair is considering whether to cut routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) in the wake of this week's pre- Budget statement. The airline yesterday said it could be forced to...
An Era When Perms Were Not Confined to the Pools
Byline: BY MIKE CHAPPLE Daily Post Staff A NEW book is enough to bring both a laugh and a tear to the eye of football fans of a certain age. Compiled and edited by 32- year-old Liverpool fan Tim Street, Match Weekly: Best of the 80s celebrates...
Argoelion Am Nadolig Ardderchog; BYD NATUR
Byline: Gan BETHAN WYN JONES DWI'n credu ei bod hi'n mynd i fod yn Nadolig da. Wel, ella y dylwn i egluro - mae hi'n mynd i fod yn Nadolig Llawen arnoch chi os ydach chi'n ifanc (neu'n hen o ran hynny!) ac yn hoffi dwyn cusan dan yr uchelwydd. Sut...
'Arriva Trains Should Have Been Buried 30 Years Ago' WALES
Byline: By SAM LISTER Parliamentary Correspondent TRAINS used by Arriva should have been "buried in the ground" 30 years ago, union leaders claimed yesterday. They also told an influential committee of MPs that poor performing train operators...
Asian Officer Settles Claim against Met
Byline: By CHRIS GREENWOOD BRITAIN'S most senior Asian police officer agreed an out-of court settlement yesterday in his race claim against Scotland Yard. It is understood Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur will receive a pay-off of about...
A Sorry Pattern as Top Three Still out in Front; GATLAND'S MEN HUNT A WALLABIES SCALP
Byline: rob GRIFFITHS IS ANYONE else starting to see a microcosm of world rugby taking place so far in this autumn international series? The Tri-Nations travel up to the northern hemisphere and pretty much sweep through the home nations without...
Bank Braced for Snub from Shareholders; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Taxpayers Expect to Pick Up Pounds 2.5bn Losses as Investors Shun Pounds 15bn Offer Market Watch Market Comment
Byline: BY RUSSELL LYNCH TAXPAYERS were sitting on paper losses of around pounds 2.5bn last night as the deadline for Royal Bank of Scotland's pounds 15bn share offer expired. The Government has agreed to buy any of the 22.9bn new shares not...
BHP Gives Up on Pounds 45bn Rio Tinto Bid; Economic Chaos Brings Nine-Month Chase to an End amid Chinese Relief IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY GRAEME EVANS Daily Post Correspondent GLOBAL resources giant BHP Billiton yesterday blamed economic conditions and falling commodity prices for its decision to abandon a multi-billion dollar bid for rival Rio Tinto. Shares in London-listed...
BMW Saves F800R for Milan Debut; BIKES
Byline: Harriet Ridley AUSTRIAN manufacturer KTM joined Ducati at the Milan show in unveiling the machine it will race in the 2009 World Superbike championship - a racier version of its 1190 RC8 Superbike. The bike looks identical to the previous...
Call for UK Banks to End Lending Drought; Nationalisations Possible IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management
Byline: BY HOLLY WILLIAMS Daily Post Correspondent BANK of England Governor Mervyn King warned that the lending drought for consumers and businesses posed the single biggest threat to the UK economy. Mr King gave support to the Government's fiscal...
City's Chance in Cash Contest
Byline: BY ROB MERRICK Political Correspondent LIVERPOOL was yesterday handed the chance to bid for dramatic extra spending power - over transport, jobcreation and housebuilding - to drive forward economic recovery. Chancellor Alistair Darling...
Cleanliness Can Pay off in Specialist Hands; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Working Day: Bert Bourchier in Association with DLIB
BERT BOURCHIER is one of the directors of B&B Hygiene and Bromley Cleaning Services, based in Huyton. He is involved in both businesses on a daily basis, ensuring his clients receive a professional and thorough service. This was his working...
Credit Crunch Wipes Pounds 4m off Charity Funds; WALES Backing for New Causes under Threat
Byline: By OWEN HUGHES A CHARITABLE trust on Anglesey has had pounds 4m wiped off its balance sheet by the global credit crunch. The Anglesey Charitable Trust, which administers money left to the council by oil giants Shell, has seen its investment...
Cricket: England Desperate to Thrash out Form
ENGLAND'S desperation to find a formula for success in India prompted them to cancel practice and instead thrash out a solution at a team meeting. Despite making impressive progress as a one-day side in recent years, winning in Australia and Sri...
Cricket England's Talk Show to Find a Winning Formula; INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
Byline: BY MYLES HODGSON Cricket Correspondent in Cuttack ENGLAND'S desperation to find a formula for success in India prompted them to cancel practice plans and instead thrash out a solution at a team meeting. Despite making impressive progress...
Disability Arts Group Reborn as DaDa; Philip Key's 08 Culture Diary
Byline: BY VICKY ANDERSON Daily Post Staff THE sixth annual DaDa Awards, celebrating the best in deaf and disabled artistic talent, takes place next week. And with it, the event will be relaunching the company behind the awards and the annual...
Disgraced Doctor Sacked from Mental Tribunals; GP Removed from Pounds 209-a-Day Post
Byline: BY BEN SCHOFIELD Daily Post Staff A RETIRED Wirral GP reprimanded for having little concern for "clinical boundaries" was removed from his seat on a tribunal panel, it emerged yesterday. Dr Vijay Dwivedi was formally warned by the General...
Down to the Wire; ACHIEVEMENT WALES 2008 Finalists Wait on Decisions of Our Judges
Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent THE winners of the premier business awards in North and mid Wales will be revealed this week. The Daily Post's Achievement Wales 2008 Business Awards were launched at the beginning of July at the...
Dyn Y Bobl; ANDREW JOHN AR EI ROL NEWYDD FEL ESGOB BANGOR
Byline: Gan ERYL CRUMP CYSEGRIR Esgob newydd Bangor mewn gwasanaeth arbennig yng Nghadeirlan Llandaf dydd Sadwrn. Bydd Hybarch Andrew John, Archddiacon Ceredigion ar hyn o bryd, yn olynu'r Gwir Barchedig Anthony Crockett, fu farw ym mis Mehefin....
EU Funding Hope for Business Park; ...BUT Pounds 3M GRANT DEPENDS ON PLAN GETTING APPROVAL
Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent A MOVE to create a business park on Anglesey capable of providing space for firms employing 500 people looks set to secure pounds 3m in European Union funding if it wins planning approval next month....
Even the Low-Paid Will Be Hit. Claim Conservatives; Tories Argue with Labour over Tax Figures
Byline: BY ROB MERRICK Political Correspondent TORY claims that most people in Merseyside would be hit by higher taxes because of the "spend now, pain later" Budget piled pressure on the Government yesterday A Conservative analysis suggested...
Everton's Scheme Is Criticised by Council; BLUES FACE STRIKER DILEMMA EVERTON
Byline: By RICHARD DOWN AN OPPONENT of Everton's plan for a new stadium in Kirkby said yesterday plans for a new shopping centre in Merseyside will be abandoned if the scheme goes ahead. Roger Lancaster, speaking on behalf of the local authorities...
Family Firm Hands Business to Workers; First Phase Gives Staff 55% IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY BARRY TURNBULL Business Features Editor ABOUT 150 Merseyside workers at cash and carry firm Parfett's have been given a stake in the business. The family firm is handing over ownership to employees in two phases, spread over the next...
Ferry Company Accused of 'Filling Boots' with Profits; Chief Defends Gains of Pounds 17m IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY BARRY TURNBULL Business Features Editor THE Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has vigorously defended claims it has been making excessive profits. In a debate on its services, the Liverpool to Douglas ferry operator was blasted in the...
Firms Flock to Welsh Language Services Pledge
Byline: By TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent THE CHALLENGE was thrown down to private businesses yesterday to sign a voluntary pledge to provide services in Welsh. More than 150 firms across Wales have signed up to the new programme by the...
Football: Benitez Wants to Write New History; CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D LIVERPOOL V MARSEILLE, TONIGHT 7.45PM Shankly's Club Record Beaten but Spaniard Looks Forward
Byline: IAN DOYLE RAFAEL BENITEZ found himself mentioned in the same breath as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley yesterday but the Liverpool manager is more intent on continuing to write his own history at Anfield. Benitez will surpass Shankly's club...
Football: Brown Boosts Options Up Front for Dragons; Ace Arrives on Loan
Byline: By MARK CURRIE Chief Sports Writer WREXHAM manager Dean Saunders last night secured another loan signing when Cardiff City's Wales under-21 international Jonathan Brown agreed a month-long spell with the Dragons. The 18-year-old, who...
Football: Fringe Benefits Lost for Benitez; RED WATCH
Byline: ANDY PROUDFOOT THE improvement in the Reds' early season form has generally been ascribed to a reduction in the rate of rotation, a concept previously confined to the physics lab but now more frequently associated with the Liverpool team...
Football: Torres Relishing Gerrard Reunion; Striker Confident of Striking Up Deadly Partnership with Captain
Byline: BY IAN DOYLE Chief Football Correspondent FERNANDO TORRES is eagerly anticipating his reunion with Steven Gerrard in the Liverpool starting lineup this evening - as the striker revealed how he didn't believe he was wanted at Anfield. ...
Football: Tranmere Show Their Mettle to Sink the Iron
Byline: NICK HILTON At Prenton Park Tranmere 2 Scunthorpe 0 TRANMERE brought down League One highflyers Scunthorpe United with a fiercely competitive performance at Prenton Park last night. Goals by Ed Sonko on 41 minutes and Ryan Shotton...
Football: United through despite Another Villa Stalemate; LIVERPOOL AIM TO FOLLOW UNITED INTO THE LAST 16
Byline: By KEN GAUNT at Estadio El Madrigal CRISTIANO RONALDO was the centre of attention as Manchester United confirmed their place in the next stage of the Champions League. For the second successive match, the Portugal winger had to endure...
Former Rolls-Royce HQ to Become Top-Flight Offices; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY TONY McDONOUGH Deputy Business Editor ROYAL London Asset Management will begin work next year turning the former Rolls-Royce administrative headquarters in south Sefton into a Grade A office scheme. Rolls's gas turbines factory on...
Freedom of Speech; VIEWPOINT
Byline: TOM BODDEN ONE man's Freedom of Speech is another man's gratuitous insult. For many, censorship is offensive. But billed as the poetry reading they tried to ban, Welsh writer Patrick Jones will travel to the Assembly building in Cardiff...
Gentleman Who Had the World All Sewn Up; in an Atmosphere of Passion, Pacifism and Bravery, Staff at a Dockside Factory Produced Exquisite Work, Which Is to Be Celebrated in a New Exhibition. David Charters Reports
Byline: David Charters BEAUTY shines in the material world, but it can rise from the spirit of people in the strangest places. Jagged glass was embedded in the concrete of high walls and on the hot summer days tough boys and girls swam in docks,...
Get Smart and Clean Up
THE "greenest" diesel engined car ever produced will go on sale next year as smart cleans up its act in the city. The diesel version of the smart fortwo is being dubbed the 2 champion, with ultra-low emissions of 88g/km. It makes the tiny urban...
Hannah Killer 'Should End His Days in Jail' WALES
Byline: By BEN MITCHELL A MOTHER yesterday condemned the "evil stranger" who raped and murdered her beautiful 17-year-old daughter like a "lamb to the slaughter". And the family of Hannah Foster said they were dismayed Maninder Pal Singh Kohli...
Hooligans Tackled Fair and Square; Club Hails Success of Police Work and Banning Orders WALES
Byline: By CARL BUTLER WREXHAM now has a total of 36 banning orders in force against its supporters - including seven slapped on troublemakers in the last 12 months. A Wrexham FC spokesman said last night local police were determined to 'nip...
Hush-Money Buys End to 'Racist' Claim; DAILY POST YOUR VOICE IN WALES
BRITAIN'S most senior Asian police officer has agreed to drop his race claim against the Metropolitan Police in an out-of-court settlement which will cost the taxpayer pounds 300,000 - public money used effectively to buy his silence. Soon-to-be...
I'll Make My Own Reds History; Rafa Can Emulate Shankly LIVERPOOL AIM TO FOLLOW UNITED INTO THE LAST 16
Byline: By IAN DOYLE Chief Football Writer RAFAEL BENITEZ found himself mentioned in the same breath as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley yesterday but the Liverpool manager is more intent on continuing to write his own history at Anfield. Benitez...
Iron Man to the Rescue in Times of Homes Disaster; the Profile IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management Alistair Houghton Meets Forshaw Group Director LIAM HANLON
Byline: Alistair Houghton LIAM HANLON is an "Ironman" specialist whose company is a superhero to homes and firms hit by fire and flood. Hanlon is director of the Les Forshaw Group, the Liverpool company that specialises in insurance-related repair...
It Can Be a Dog's Life at Anfield; Doctors and Vets Combine to Study Sports Injuries
Byline: BY LAURA SHARPE Daily Post Staff GOING to the dogs has taken on a whole new meaning for Liverpool and Everton soccer stars. Veterinary scientists from Liverpool University have met medical experts from both clubs to discuss how animals can...
I've Got the Scars to Help Others, Says Start-Ups Expert; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management Former BT Man Links Up with Entrepreneurs in New Business Advice Service
Byline: BY ALEX TURNER Daily Post Business Staff A FIRM which brings together specialist business advisers to help new-start-ups and high growth enterprises has launched in Liverpool. The Delivery Practice has set up office in Castle Street,...
JJB Slashes Everton Shirt Prices; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Sports Retailer Cuts Its Prices by Two-Thirds to Guarantee Value
Byline: BY TONY McDONOUGH Deputy Business Editor EVERTON Football Club's official retail partner, JJB Sports, is slashing the cost of the club's replica shirts by two-thirds in the run-up to Christmas. The troubled retail chain said that, in...
Late Arrival Brings French Chic to Challenge Off-Road Rivals; in Association with Flsh4cars Val Jessop Drives Renault's Entry in the 4x4 Crossover Market - the Koleos
Byline: Val Jessop RENAULT'S first venture into the 4x4 sector is late in the day, but delayed entry into this highly lucrative market means the French company has at least been able to learn by the failures of rivals - as well as benefit from their...
LFC Leads Way in Purge on Football Hooliganism; Club Hands out Most Banning Orders
Byline: BY RICHARD DOWN Daily Post Staff LIVERPOOL FC is leading the way in a nationwide crackdown on football hooliganism, handing out more banning orders than any other Premier League club. Last night, Home Office minister Vernon Coaker praised...
LORRY'S HIT MY HOUSE...FOR 16th TIME; WALES
A WOMAN'S house was hit by a lorry yesterday - for the 16th time in 18 years. Amanda Sandland, 45, was in her home in Bodfari, near Denbigh, during the afternoon when the lorry hit it as it tried to make its way past. She said the damage was...
Maffia Yn Fwy Tebyg I Mets I Ni Na Arwyr
Byline: rhys MWYN YN fy nghyflwyniad i CD diweddar Maffia Mr Huws, Croniclau'r Bwthyn, dwi'n dweud: "Y tro cyntaf i mi weld Maffia Mr Huws oedd yn Neuadd Llanerfyl yn ol ym 1981. Bu rhaid llogi PA o'r Amwythig ar eu cyfer. Fe fu rhaid talu ffi...
Massive Iron Ore Merger Shelved; DEAL 'TOO RISKY' IN CURRENT CLIMATE
Byline: By DAVID JONES BHP Billiton is blaming economic conditions and falling commodity prices for its decision to abandon a multi-billion dollar bid for rival Rio Tinto, parent company of Holyhead-based Anglesey Aluminium. Shares in London-listed...
Merseyside Clubs Showing Way; WALES
LIVERPOOL FC handed out more banning orders than any other Premier League club last year. The club was yesterday praised for leading the way in a nationwide crackdown on football hooliganism. It dished out 35 banning orders last year, more than...
Mine Disaster Turned into Moving Ballet; WALES
Byline: By CARL BUTLER A NORTH Wales mining accident has been turned into a ballet. In 1880 an explosion ripped through Bersham colliery near Wrexham killing eight men instantly and one died later. Choreographer and trained ballet dancer Richard...
Ministry Staff Ready to Move into New Offices; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY TONY McDONOUGH Deputy Business Editor AROUND 600 staff from the Ministry of Defence will shortly move into their new Liverpool city centre home, after the completion of its refurbishment. Last year, the MoD agreed to take 70,000 sq...
'Monster' Has Every Right to More Cash; EISTEDDFOTA
Byline: EMYR WILLIAMS THE message was quite clear three years ago - the National Eisteddfod needs an extra pounds 188,000 annually from the Welsh Assembly Government if it is to keep pace with increasing costs and modernisation. Such a warning...
Mountaineering Firm Finds Safety Expertise in Demand; Richard Cuthbertson of DMM Says the Firm Is Increasingly Diversifying into Industrial Safety Gear
GROWTH in health and safety legislation has opened up a new market for a top supplier of mountaineering equipment. Once it was just climbers tackling rock faces from Snowdonia to the Himalayas who would beat a path to the door of Llanberis-based...
Mwynhad er Fod Popeth Yn Mynd O Chwith
Byline: bethan GWANAS M AE'N nhw'n deud nad ydi hi'n beth da i'r ymarfer olaf fynd yn dda tydyn? Dyna oedd yn mynd drwy fy meddwl i wrth ddod adre o Neuadd Rhydymain ar ol chwip o "dress rehearsal" nos Lun. Roedden nhw i gyd wedi llwyddo i gofio...
MY MATE STEVIE IS PURE GENIUS; Torres Hails Return of Skipper
Byline: By IAN DOYLE FERNANDO TORRES is eagerly anticipating his reunion with Steven Gerrard in the Liverpool starting line-up this evening - as the striker revealed how he didn't believe he was wanted at Anfield. Gerrard returns for the Champions...
New Name for Country Manor Hotel after Pounds 21m Transformation; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
CHESTER'S Hoole Hall Hotel will carry one of the world's prestige brand names from early next year. The luxury country manor house is being renamed Doubletree, by Hilton, following an extensive pounds 21m redevelopment programme. Hilton has been...
OBITUARY: Richey Edwards
IT IS possible that another obituary will have to be written about this miner's son of delicate temperament, who carried his considerable talent on a gossamer thread. But, in the absence of definite information since his disappearance in February,...
PM's Wife Backs 'Free Shields' Bid; Campaign to Free Jailed Son at No 10
Byline: BY MIKE CHAPPLE Daily Post Staff THE tears in the eyes of two women yesterday told their own story of the pent up emotion and sadness in the battle to get Liverpool supporter Michael Shields freed from his jail sentence. Michael's mother,...
Professor Loses Dismissal Claim; University 'Delight' Following Victory over Whistleblower
Byline: BY ALAN WESTON Daily Post Staff A SENIOR academic who claimed she was made redundant after blowing the whistle on mismanagement at a Liverpool university has lost her case for unfair dismissal. Professor Linda Archibald, the former director...
Q5 Bucks the Trend
BIG isn't beautiful right now - especially if it's a means of transport and, even more so, if it's sporting a four-wheel drive badge. Status symbols like Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne and even the newly-introduced Audi Q7 are feeling the brunt of...
Q I Have Just Set Up My Own Business; Do I Have to Offer My Staff a Pension?
A Since October 2001 any business with five or more employees who earn above the National Insurance lower earnings limit of pounds 87 per week must offer a stakeholder pension plan or risk a fine of up to pounds 50,000. A stakeholder plan is a low...
'Rhys Died Because of Hatred for Rival Gang' Third Shot Fired after Boy Hit
Byline: BY BEN ROSSINGTON Daily Post Correspondent THE teenager who allegedly killed Rhys Jones was so intent on shooting rival gang members he fired even after seeing the innocent schoolboy fall, a court heard. At Liverpool Crown Court yesterday,...
Rugby Union: Caldy Captain Can't Wait for Top of the Table Tussle; Caldy
Byline: BY NEIL MACDONALD CALDY are getting set to enter a crucial stage of their season when Harrogate visit Paton Field on Saturday. The Yorkshire team are Caldy's closest challengers in National League Three North and will be desperate to...
Rugby Union: Cipriani Admits He Deserves to Be Dropped
Byline: BY ALEX LOWE AXED fly-half Danny Cipriani admits he would have dropped himself for England's final autumn appointment against New Zealand after last weekend's Twickenham debacle. Cipriani, 21, has paid the price for his role in England's...
Rugby Union: Fixture Schedule Throws Up a Real Turkey for LSH; Liverpool St Helens
Byline: BY JOHN WILLIAMS LIVERPOOL ST HELENS play their last home game before Christmas this Saturday - and it's still November. There are away games at Broughton Park and Blackburn in December either side of a blank weekend owing to the narrow...
Rugby Union: Get Giteau; Welsh Chief Calls on Side to Beware Aussie Star GATLAND'S MEN HUNT A WALLABIES SCALP
Byline: By ANDREW BALDOCK WALES boss Warren Gatland has identified playmaker Matt Giteau as the man his team must stop in their quest for an overdue Tri-Nations scalp. A week after Wales managed a reasonable containing job on New Zealand's fly-half...
Rugby Union: Powell Unhappy with His Performance; GATLAND'S MEN HUNT A WALLABIES SCALP
WALES' autumn discovery Andy Powell has pulled no punches about his performance against New Zealand, declaring: "I didn't come up with the goods." Powell produced a man-of-the-match Test debut when Wales came within five points of holding world...
Science Park Aims to Ensure Overseas Firms Have a 'Soft Landing' on Arrival in the City to Establish Business; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management LIVERPOOL'S INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS the Big Feature
TECHNOLOGY companies from Finland and China could be among the first to take advantage of a "soft landing" facility at Liverpool Science Park. It is hoped firms in knowledge and high-tech sectors wishing to set up in the UK or Europe will be enticed...
Second Abduction Charge
Byline: By ALISTAIR KEELY THE man accused of kidnapping Shannon Matthews was charged with the abduction of one of his daughters 15 months earlier, a jury heard yesterday. Michael Donovan was involved in a custody dispute over his two daughters...
Sign Up or Miss Boat Says Gogledd Chief; GATLAND'S MEN HUNT A WALLABIES SCALP
GOGLEDD Cymru coach John Aby is warning rugby players in North Wales that they should sign up to the concept of the North Wales side now or risk missing the boat. Plans have been in effect for a number of seasons now to establish a semi-professional...
Skills the Key to Prosperity; Business World
Byline: Ieuan Wyn Jones THE challenge of the current global crisis underlines the importance of being competitive - which means having people with the right skills. So I was pleased to see that competitors from Wales carried off three gold medals...
Staying Put Pays off for Talent Agency; NW Region 'Rich with Talent'
Byline: BY MIKE CHAPPLE Daily Post Staff A LIVERPOOL-BASED showbusiness talent agency is celebrating its first anniversary of success. And Martin O'Shea, the co-founder of Money North Ltd, believes there is such a wealth of talent on Merseyside...
Sterilisation Unit to Stay within NHS; Private Fim Gives Up on New Project
Byline: BY LIZA WILLIAMS Daily Post Staff PLANS to privatise a Liverpool hospital unit that sterilises surgical instruments and move it out of the city have been shelved. The company contracted to create two decontamination centres for Merseyside...
'St Helens Will Stagnate If Everton Move to Kirkby' Shopping Centre Plans Would Be Halted
Byline: BY RICHARD DOWN Daily Post Staff PLANS for a new shopping centre in Merseyside will be abandoned if Tesco and Everton's plans for Kirkby go ahead. Roger Lancaster, speaking on behalf of the local authorities opposed to Destination Kirkby,...
Supergrass Case Shows We Must Change Rules, Says MP; Call for Action after Liverpool Pair Jaile
Byline: BY LAURA SHARPE Daily Post Staff LIVERPOOL MP Peter Kilfoyle called for rules on informants to be changed last night after two Liverpool supergrasses were jailed for perverting the course of justice. Mr Kilfoyle said the fact heroin barons...
'Tainted Gifts' WALES Judge Orders Gangster's Parents to Hand over Four Houses and Pounds 154k
Byline: By ELWYN ROBERTS THE parents of convicted North Wales gangster John Gizzi were yesterday ordered to hand over a four-house development and a large sum of money to receivers. At a hearing at Mold yesterday, Judge John Rogers QC ruled Gizzi...
Tapping into Innovation and Talent; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management LIVERPOOL'S INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS Liverpool Science Park's Chief Talks to Alex Turner about the Vision for a New Pounds 9m Centre the Big Feature
Byline: Alex Turner LIVERPOOL Science Park will tonight launch the marketing drive for its new pounds 9m Innovation Centre 2 (ic2), which will take its first tenants in March next year. It marks the second phase of the development of the science...
The Budget Legacy; Our Man in Westminster
Byline: Rob Merrick GORDON BROWN has dramatically gambled his future on the "spend now, pain later" Budget - but not as much as he has gambled yours. Viewed from the No. 10 bunker, there really was no alternative but an enormous spending spree...
THEY SHOULD BE IN JAIL; WALES New Owner of Abused Dog Hits out as Police Are Urged to Sack Cruelty Cops
Byline: By KELLY FENNA and DEREK BELLIS TWO dog-beating cops should be sacked after they were caught on camera abusing their pets, animal lovers said last night. PCs Craig Macleod and Anja Mason from The Meadows, Prestatyn, were banned from looking...
Too Many Businesses Assume Customers Are Happy to Queue; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management
Byline: Matt Johnson IN THE minds of many of our European neighbours, Britons are obsessed with two things: the weather and queuing. Our keenness on knowing what may or may not fall from the skies (and when) is surely excusable in these times...
Traders Get Together in Battle for Business; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: BY TONY McDONOUGH Deputy Business Editor MORE than 80 traders in Liverpool's Old Swan have clubbed together to beat the credit crunch. The area's shopkeepers and other business owners have formed an association to woo more customers....
Trading Gossip; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
GLAD to report Ryanair has been doing its bit for dignity in the workplace. The airline's deputy chief executive, Michael Cawley, paid a flying visit to Liverpool John Lennon Airport yesterday to lambast Chancellor Alistair Darling's air passenger...
Try Nothing, Regret Nothing - That's a Really Good Motto
Byline: Laura Davis I MAY be going out on a limb here, but I just can't imagine myself at the age of 104 looking back at my life and thinking: "If only I'd tried wing walking." Or swimming with dolphins, or rebirthing, or life as a human cannonball....
Undercutting Costs and Fees Could Cost Us Dear in the Long Term; View Point IN ASSOCIATION WITH Rensburg Sheppards
Byline: by Maggie Mullan, Austin Smith: Lord architects THE challenge of the current slowing economy, and news that we are now officially in a recession, has driven companies to reassess strategy, objectives and the way they do business. We're...
Unigrwydd Lle Nad Oes Neb Yn Eich Deall
Byline: angharad TOMOS ROEDD o'n ddiwrnod mawr, doedd dim dwywaith am hynny. Roedd yr iaith Gymraeg wedi cael ei siarad ym Mrwsel, yn Llys yr Undeb Ewropeaidd, am y tro cyntaf - ac wrth reswm yr oeddem yn falch. Dydi'r Gymraeg ddim yn un o...
Vaughan Injury Woe Leads to Striker Crisis; BLUES FACE STRIKER DILEMMA EVERTON
Byline: By IAN DOYLE Chief Football Writer UNLUCKY James Vaughan will undergo surgery on the knee injury that has sidelined him until the New Year with Everton facing an anxious wait over the fitness of fellow striker Louis Saha. Vaughan sustained...
Vaughan Op, Saha in Fight to Be Fit
Byline: BY IAN DOYLE UNLUCKY James Vaughan will undergo surgery on the knee injury that has sidelined him until the New Year with Everton facing an anxious wait over the fitness of fellow striker Louis Saha. Vaughan sustained cartilage damage...
WALES: If You're Not White You're Not Welsh; RACE ROW FURY OUTRAGE AS THAT IS WHAT 136,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN WALES THINK
Byline: By MARTIN WILLIAMS and TOM BODDEN OUTRAGE was sparked yesterday after thousands of people in Wales told a poll they believe you have to be white to be truly Welsh. Responding to the statement "to be truly Welsh, you have to be white",...
WALES: Students in Need Get Big Grant Boost
Byline: By DANIEL DAVIES MONEY forWelsh students will be given to those who need it most instead of being spent on a flat-rate tuition fee discount, it was proposed yesterday. A "significant proportion of resources" going into tuition fee grants,...
We'll Turn It Round; WALES Councillors' Pledge after Damning Inspectors' Report
Byline: By KELLY FENNA SHAME-FACED councillors yesterday pledged to pull their act together after a damning report exposed a string of serious failings in the running of Denbighshire County Council. Members said the findings of the Wales Audit...
Wirral Closing Down Its Culture Centres; WIRRAL CULTURE FOR SALE ANGER OVER COST CUT PLANS Libraries, Theatres, Museums, and Lesisure Centres All Face the Axe from a Cash Strapped Council, as Liam Murphy Reports
Byline: Liam Murphy AT LEAST a dozen libraries, three leisure centres, two museums and a theatre are to be shut under radical cost-cutting plans revealed by Wirral Council. Communities across the borough have reacted with shock at the disclosure...
Wright Delighted with Away Day Success
Byline: BY NEIL TURNER Darlington 1 Chester City 2 CHESTER CITY turned in their performance of the season to record a famous victory against promotion chasing Darlington last night. City showed a resolve and strength of character in their...