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2009-01-19 19:54:19

A British elementary school principal said she banned soccer on the school's lawn to protect the school from the costs of damaged grass. Kath Coyle, head teacher at England's Aintree Davenhill school, said the soccer ban is aimed at preventing the school from having to pay hundreds of dollars to replace grass ruined by playing sports, the Liverpool Echo reported Monday. Coyle said the ban, which has been sharply criticized by parents and anti-obesity campaigners, will be lifted when the...

2008-08-21 18:00:52

FIVE people were fighting for their lives last night after their car crashed into a tree. The 41-year-old driver and his passengers were taken to hospital in a fleet of ambulances after the accident on Wood Lane, Great Altcar, Formby, at 1.55am yesterday. Emergency services arrived to find one person had been thrown out of a Fiat Punto. The most seriously injured patient, with leg, pelvic and internal injuries was taken to Aintree Hospital. The other four, including two aged 17...

2008-07-31 18:00:48

A GLITZY fashion show will raise funds and awareness for Aintree university hospitals' new Weight Matters Diabetes Support Group. The event on September 14 is at the Hard Day's Night hotel on Liverpool's North John Street, beginning at 12.30pm. It features fashions for men and women (sizes 10 to 18 plus) from John Lewis. The pounds 25 ticket includes tea, coffee, fruit juice and a selection of sandwiches and a take home goody bag. To book a ticket, contact the hospital's...

2008-07-15 18:00:10

By Neil Hodgson NATIONAL fitted kitchens chain Magnet is the latest occupier to take space at Priority Sites' Brookfield Business Park Development. The retailer has signed a 15-year lease on space at the park located off Brookfield Drive in Aintree. Priority Sites' regional development manager Murray Carr said: "The fact that a national firm such as Magnet has chosen to locate here is great news. We are now progressing plans to bring forward a further 76,000sqft of speculative industrial...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.