Latest Merseyside Stories

2008-09-23 18:00:00

By BEN SCHOFIELD MERSEYSIDE and Cheshire's roll call of pupils has dropped dramatically, with almost 9,000 fewer children being admitted to schools across the region. Headteachers have reported rapidly dwindling classes, leaving them with less cash in their budgets and fewer teachers. Some primary schools are amalgamating classes and teaching children of different ages together because of the shortage of pupils. The Daily Post asked each Merseyside council and Cheshire County Council...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

BUDDING film-makers from Merseyside will have their work shown at a national film festival. Films by youngsters from Liverpool, Wallasey and Chester will be screened at The Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10 at Bradford's National Media Museum. Edgar Wright, award-winning director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, said: "The Co-operative festival is a fantastic opportunity for any young film-maker. I saw all my early shorts in front of...

2008-09-17 16:50:00

By LIAM MURPHY A CONTROVERSIAL pounds 330m power plant fuelled by waste will be built near the banks of the Mersey, despite claims it will create a "25-year nightmare" for the people of Liverpool and Runcorn. Ineos Chlor will be allowed to construct the combined heat and power station, with a capacity of 100 mw, at its chemical plant in Runcorn. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks made the decision to allow the development despite an ongoing campaign of opposition from those living in the...

2008-09-05 18:00:26

PARENTS in part of Merseyside have overwhelmingly agreed to have their daughters immunised against cervical cancer. More than 70%ofWirral families consented to the first wave of vaccinations. Public health officers at Wirral primary care trust said they were delighted by the level of support. Approximately 2,000 girls aged 12 and 13 in Wirral have been identified for the first wave of vaccinations. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 21:00:33

The youth suffered a single wound to the stomach during the incident at St Thomas's Place, Hackney, east London, shortly before midnight on Saturday. He died in hospital yesterday morning.A teenage girl, believed to be aged around 16, was also slashed during the attack and remains in hospital.Officers were called to reports of an assault at 11.46pm. Emergency services took the boy to an east London hospital suffering from a stab wound. A girl was also taken for treatment to injuries sustained...

2008-08-29 09:00:23

LIVERPOOL primary school pupils continue to conquer reading and science and are getting better at maths and writing. While government Key Stage 1 tables show standards at some Merseyside authorities have slipped, seven-year-olds in the city have improved. The number of pupils reaching targets in reading and science remains at 82% and 86% respectively but standards in writing and maths have gone up a point to 78% and 90%. Other councils posting improvements included Halton with...

2008-08-27 18:00:55

AN appeal has been launched to trace the family and friends of a Merseyside man. Anthony Schofield, 73, of Eastfield Walk, Kirkby, died on ward 21 at Fazakerley hospital on August 18. Mr Schofield lived alone. Anyone who knows who his next of kin is or has any information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the hospital's general office on 0151-529 3458. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-27 18:00:55

BYE-bye bananas . . . three Superlambananas take their last look around Old Hall Street before starting their journey to the super hospital for repairs. The 10-week Go Superlambananas festival officially ended yesterday and the job of collecting all the statues from the streets of Merseyside began. Organisers of the hugely successful event say it will take two days to gather up all 120 Superlambanana models from across the region. But fans will still have the chance to see around 70 of the...

2008-08-21 18:00:52

FIVE people were fighting for their lives last night after their car crashed into a tree. The 41-year-old driver and his passengers were taken to hospital in a fleet of ambulances after the accident on Wood Lane, Great Altcar, Formby, at 1.55am yesterday. Emergency services arrived to find one person had been thrown out of a Fiat Punto. The most seriously injured patient, with leg, pelvic and internal injuries was taken to Aintree Hospital. The other four, including two aged 17...

2008-08-14 00:00:31

BUDGET airline Ryanair is offering a lift for Merseyside students down in the dumps after failing their A-levels. The Dublin-based carrier, which operates 47 routes from Liverpool's John Lennon airport, will hand free flights, excluding taxes and charges, to the first 100 pupils who turn up at the city's Walkabout Bar in Concert Square from 2pm-3pm tomorrow. Students must show their A-level certificate to prove they failed their exams to qualify for the offer, which covers six European...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.