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2008-10-10 18:00:14

By Jade Wright FORGETAmyWinehouse, the original beehive queen of retro pop is back. MariWilson is coming to Birkenhead to promote newalbumEmotional Glamour. See her and long-standing creative partner,Adrian York at the Pacific RoadArts Centre on Tuesday. Tickets from pounds 16. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-09 18:00:17

By Neil Hodgson KNOWSLEY electronic point of sales company Cybertill has added a specialist web services team to offer a range of packages to get its clients online, or improve their existing operations. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-07 18:00:24

305p 22.5p LIVERPOOL airport's second-largest operator, Easyjet, yesterday announced an increase in passengers that flew with them last month. In September, 4.2m passengers used the airline - a 22% rise on a year earlier. It maintained strong demand for the year to date, with the total number of passengers up 17% at 43.7m. Significantly, the airline's load factor - the proportion of the aeroplane that is filled - was also up. Last month's load factor of 86.9% was almost two...

2008-10-07 18:00:12

By Emma Pinch WHEN Scots architect John Cunningham went to choose material from a Birkenhead quarry in 1838, it was a long seam of unusable clay, which made his heart beat a little faster, rather than the quality of the excellent Wirral sandstone. He instructed the quarry foreman at Storeton to look out for any strange markings. He didn't have to wait long. "In the course of 10-12 days, after I had made the request, he sent a person over to my office in hot haste with the...

2008-10-06 18:00:24

STRANDED members of Liverpool's Irish Guards Singers slept rough at Manchester airport last night. At least six of the former soldiers - all now more than 60 years old - stayed at the airport after their flight was unexpectedly cancelled. They were en route to County Mayo, in Eire, where they are due to perform in a major concert tonight. Around 35 of the singers and their spouses turned up at the airport yesterday hoping to fly to Knock Airport, Ireland. But their 3.15pm flight -...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'