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2008-10-04 18:00:20

By LAURA SHARPE SEVEN special needs schools are set to close and move to the same site as mainstream schools. Consultation has begun on the plans by Liverpool City Council which will see the transformation of secondary special education in Liverpool. Under the proposals, the schools will be rebuilt on mainstream schools sites allowing access to mainstream facilities such as gyms and IT suites. The plans being consulted on are based on the following co- locating proposals: Hope...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By Jade Wright TONIGHT sees a great gig at the Carling Academy featuring some of the best local bands on the circuit. Northern Empire is a live music and indie club night at the 500 capacity Carling Academy 2. Running from 8pm to 2am, it is effectively a night of two halves. Part one is the gig. Live performances will take place from bands and artists who share a common ground. Part two is the club. Northern Empire's resident DJs spin an eclectic riot of indie dance floor classics...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

Move tender plants into the greenhouse Start planning ahead and order seeds for next year Cut back perennials that have died down Continue planting spring flowering bulbs Plant spring cabbage and winter lettuce Tidy up your lawns. When you have given them the last cut don't forget to clean the mower off, service and store it safely. Organise to service petrol mowers Rake leaves up off the lawn to prevent damage by shading and diseases. The leaves will make fine compost. Or...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

TODAY is the last day to apply for the prestigious MTV award tickets at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. It was announced earlier this month Merseysiders will be given priority for tickets to the awards on November 6, and the online ballot - at www.mtveme.com-closing today at 6pm. Music fans have until Sunday, November 2, to vote for their favourite acts on the website. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 18:00:18

BOXER Ricky Hatton will form part of Oasis' close protection squad when the band plays in Liverpool next Tuesday. Song writer and guitarist Noel Gallagher was set upon by a crazed fan when the band played a gig in Toronto last month. Hatton is said to be a longtime Oasis fan and will fulfil a dream by introducing the rock and roll band. Oasis will play the Echo Arena on October 7 and 8. TO READ other stories on the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, visit www.liverpool...

2008-10-02 18:00:00

LEGENDARY eighties pop icon Rick Astley is the surprise inclusion in a shortlist for a Best Act Ever music award, to be handed out in Liverpool next month. He will be pitted against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Tokio Hotel and U2 for the prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) when they are held at the Echo Arena. It is the first time Astley has been nominated for an EMA. His hit Never Going to Give You Up reached no.1 in 16 countries in 1987. But it is thought...

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2008-10-02 16:55:00

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have tested an 'invisibility cloak' that could reduce the risk of large water waves overtopping coastal defenses. Mathematicians at Liverpool, working with physicists at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Aix-Marseille Universite have found that coastal defenses could be made 'invisible' when water is guided through a special structure called metamaterial. Metamaterial was first invented by Sir John Pendry at Imperial College...

2008-10-01 18:00:25

By JOE RILEY STARS attended an awards ceremony to celebrate the work of hundreds of young Merseyside film-makers. The theme - Gun, Knife and Gang Culture - evoked an emotional response from the audience of celebrities. The sold-out event, hosted by Liverpool actor and director Neil Fitzmaurice, was held at the Philharmonic Hall on Monday. Schools that took part in the film-making, run by Clapperboard Youth Project, included the Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Archbishop Beck,...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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