Latest Huyton Stories

2008-10-01 09:00:48

THE most advanced pet hospital in the country has opened in Liverpool. The flagship PetAid centre, in Celia Street, Kirkdale, cost the PDSA animal charity pounds 1.5m to build. Staff expect to treat more than 300 pet patients every day at the new hospital and at their Huyton base. Its free services will be available to families on housing or council tax benefit living in certain parts of Merseyside. The hospital is the first in the country to have a dental and diagnostic theatre,...

2008-09-26 18:00:51

By BEN TURNER PUPILS will be asked to help come up with the name of a pounds 6.7m new joint faith primary school. Knowsley council is to go ahead with plans to close both St Dominic's Catholic infants and junior schools in Huyton by August 2010. They will be replaced the next month by a new 360 place Catholic / Church of England primary school as part of a multi-millon shake-up of the borough's primary education. It will be built on the same site of Christ the King joint Catholic...

2008-08-02 18:00:21

AN eleven-year-old boy raised pounds 400 for charity by kayaking 10 miles along the River Dee. Oliver Stone from Huyton took part in the expedition with four adults and has donated the money to the Marie Curie cancer care foundation. Oliver, who goes to St Mary Margaret's, in Huyton, has been having kayaking lessons at Mersey Sport and recently joined the Friends of Allonby canoe club. He said: "Marie Curie nurses do a fantastic job; they looked after my mum's best friend Pauline...

2008-07-15 18:00:43

A pounds 4.5m primary care resource centre has officially opened. The centre, on Woolfall Heath Avenue, Huyton, houses two GP practices, a community pharmacy, dental practice and a number of services including podiatry, children's health services, district nurse clinics, cardiac services, weight management and dietetics and counselling services. Beverley Hughes MP, minister of state at the department for children, schools and families and minister for the north west, opened the centre....

2008-07-15 18:00:00

By RICHARD DOWN SEVEN years of planning came to fruition yesterday with the opening of a pounds 4.5m health centre in one of Merseyside's most deprived areas. The Primary Care Resource Centre was officially opened by Children and Families minister Beverley Hughes. It is one of eight centres in Knowsley that combines GP surgeries with an array of other health services ranging from a pharmacy, to a dental practice, podiatry and from children's health services to district nurse clinics...

2005-07-30 09:50:23

LONDON (Reuters) - A teenager was beaten to death by a gang of men in a racist murder in northern England, British police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old black man was attacked in a park in Huyton, near Liverpool, late on Friday by three or four men, just minutes after he had been taunted with racial abuse while waiting for a bus with his girlfriend and a male relative. Police said they could not yet confirm whether the man had been killed with an axe, but believed that the murder...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'