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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...

2008-08-08 18:00:20

KNOWSLEY Hall is the first stately home in the country and the first place on Merseyside to be awarded five star gold for its guest accommodation. The grading for the home of Lord and Lady Derby was awarded by Visit-Britain for its individually designed guest bedrooms. All nine rooms have been refurbished following an extensive restoration of the Hall, which has been the ancestral home of the Stanley family since 1385. Lady Derby drew on the expertise gained from eight years' work in the...

2008-08-08 18:00:20

A MERSEYSIDE stately home is the first in the UK to be given five gold stars for its guest accommodation. Knowsley Hall - the home of Lord and Lady Derby - was given the grading by Visit Britain for its individually designed guest bedrooms. All nine rooms of the Hall have been refurbished following an extensive restoration of the stately home, which has been in the Stanley family since 1385. Lady Derby drew on the expertise gained from her eight years' work in the Royal Collection to...

2008-08-07 18:00:49

WORK has started on transforming a Southport landfill site into a new woodland. The Forestry Commission has started a four-month project to move 42,000 tonnes of sand from a former sand extraction site at Rainford over to a closed landfill site on Town Lane. To kick-start the green makeover, 5,730 tonnes of peat will be mixed with the sand to create soil-material suitable for planting. The centrepiece of the site will be a scenic viewing platform looking out across the West Pennine...

2008-08-06 18:00:38

PLANS for a walk-in centre at a Merseyside hospital are being developed. The news comes after Ben Chapman MP presented a petition to parliament asking Wirral primary care trust to provide a walk-in centre and minor injuries unit for patients at Clatterbridge hospital. Mr Chapman, who represents Wirral South, said: "My constituents have been left frustrated by the existence of similar facilities at Arrowe Park and Victoria Central in Upton and Wallasey respectively. "They face the...

2008-08-02 18:00:21

SKULLS and cross bones will abound on the roads around the Mersey basin tomorrow, as 100 bikers tune up for the second annual Pirate Run. Starting from 12.30pm at the Tap pub in Eastham, riders will take a route through Runcorn and Liverpool, before popping back through the Mersey Tunnel to finish at the Swinging Arm pub in Birkenhead. The event is in aid of Nathaniel's Fund, generating money and support for 14-year-old Nathaniel Fletcher from Moreton who was diagnosed with clear cell...

2008-07-24 18:00:23

THE 10th RHS Flower Show Tatton will be open to the public today with a strong selection from Merseyside gardeners. The popular event comes as Tatton also stages its first Biennial event, with artistic works celebrating the beautiful location. The show was open to members only yesterday but thousands are expected to attend the event which continues until Sunday. Head gardener, Sam Youd, said: "It is a great time of year for us at Tatton. This 10th year is a very special one, and it's...

2008-07-22 18:00:00

By RICHARD DOWN GOOGLE Street View, the pioneering eye level mapping project, has arrived on Merseyside amid invasion of privacy fears. The internet giant is trying to produce a street level map of the entire planet allowing billions of web users to see a snapshot of homes and even the odd, accidental passer-by. Fears surrounding personal privacy have been raised as a result of the scheme that, up to now, has been confined to the USA. But the Daily Post has spotted a Google Earth...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

AIRLINE bosses are once again supporting the leukaemia charity which is striving to help Merseyside youngsters Ella and Sam Wright. Budget airline easyJet, which operates from Liverpool John Lennon airport, has re-pledged its support to the Anthony Nolan Trust. It wants passengers to donate loose change during the summer holidays to the trust. Ella, six, and Sam, four, from Southport, are desperate for a bone marrow donor and earlier this year underwent new tests into their condition....

2008-07-10 18:00:39

PARENTS and children are demanding plans to shut a city secondary school be scrapped. They staged a noisy demonstration outside Liverpool town hall yesterday in support of closure threatened Croxteth comprehensive. The school's headteacher Richard Baker and campaigner Nicky Madden then addressed a council meeting calling for a new solution. Mixed-sex Croxteth comprehensive is set to close in 2010 with a new all-boys' academy being opened on the site of boys' school De La Salle...


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