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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...

2006-11-10 15:00:47

By NICK COLIGAN Political Reporter WORK to remove the wreckage of the ferry landing stage from the Mersey has come to a halt. A salvage team has left the site only two months after starting, saying the job is more complex than originally thought. Long-suffering ferry passengers going between Liverpool and Wirral will now have to use a temporary pontoon for even longer. Pier Head visitors will still be greeted by the sight of the semi- submerged structure, eight months after it...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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