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2008-09-30 18:01:15

By LIZA WILLIAMS HUNDREDS of Liverpool students have signed up to become organ donors after the launch of an NHS campaign in the city. A roadshow aimed at new students visited John Moores University earlier this month, and more than 250 people signed up to the Organ Donor Register (ODR). The Superhero campaign is continuing online to encourage more students to register. Ph.D student Philip Widdowson, 23, knows first hand the importance of donors. The Liverpudlian who is studying...

2008-09-30 18:01:00

By Philip Key CULTURE year spreads itself out Southport way next week for a special showing of a 2008 commission. Babul and The Blue Bear, a funky drama combining hip-hop, mask, street art and puppetry, will be presented at Southport Arts Centre in Lord Street, on Tuesday, October 7. Dynamic Liverpool based theatre company 20 Stories High created the new piece of theatre for Liverpool's status as Capital of Culture 2008, and the show will be presented in association with Contact and...

2008-09-30 18:00:52

TWO of Liverpool's popular Superlambananas must have had a return ticket in their pocket - because they are back in Liverpool to greet commuters at city train stations. Lamb Lines and Ba Ba Braille Sheep were snapped up by their sponsors Merseytravel at the Superlambanana auction in St George's Hall earlier this month. Now the pair of statues are back in public and are currently to be found at James Street Station and Liverpool South Parkway. People may also soon see them dotted at...

2008-09-29 18:00:41

EDGE Hill university's new pounds 14m Teaching and Learning Faculty of Health building in Ormskirk has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education award for sustainable development. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By LIZA WILLIAMS LIVERPOOL is today anticipating its most starstudded event of the year, after it was confirmed R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles will perform at the city's MTV Europe Music Awards. The 27-year-old singer is the first major act to be named for the event at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, and it is thought many more high profile nominees from the upper eschelons of the music world will be joining her. The remaining performers will be announced in the coming weeks but...

2008-09-26 18:00:59

EVERTON and England disabled football captain Steve Johnson has joined the Lose a Million campaign to tackle obesity in Liverpool. Steve, who has just been added to the National Football Museum's hall of fame, signed up to the 12-month challenge to help people in the city shed a million pounds in weight. He also took to the stage to show some football tricks in Williamson Square yesterday. He said: "When I first lost my leg, I piled the weight on because I was stuck in the...

2008-09-26 18:00:39

LIVERPOOL'S John Lennon airport was operating normally today after a computer glitch caused travel chaos. A technical problem at the UK's main traffic control centre in Swan wick is believed to have disrupted flights at most UK airports. At JLA, 13 outgoing flights were affected last night and up to 1,000 people delayed, although airport officials said they suffered only a two-hour delay at worst. Only flights heading over airspace in the south east of the UK were affected. JLA...

2008-09-26 18:00:39

THE travel plans of thousands of air passengers - including those travelling from Liverpool - were thrown into chaos last night when a computer fault at the UK's main air traffic control centre led to serious flight disruptions. The problem started when a fault occurred at one of the systems at Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre in Hampshire. This led air traffic control company NATS to restrict the number of planes entering UK airspace, as well as those taking off from major UK...

2008-09-26 18:00:36

By VICKY ANDERSON THEY formed as teenagers, just to be able to take to the cramped and sweaty stage of Eric's - at the time, Liverpool's celebrated hot- bed of new creative talent. Now, 30 years later, OMD are taking to the city's newest, biggest stage as one of the city's biggest ever musical exports. The homecoming - with support from fellow Merseysiders China Crisis - sees them take to the stage of the Echo Arena Liverpool next Friday (October 3). It is the continuation of a...

2008-09-25 17:46:48

FAMILY and friends of a young Hunts Cross cancer patient have helped her raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton by volunteering to run the Liverpool Asics 10k. The 13-strong group will take part in the October 5 run, including Helen Minett, 19, who has secondary cancer in her liver. Helen said: "I am determined to take on this challenge to show that I am still fighting fit and that there is hope after diagnosis." For details of the charity run email colette.byrne@marie...