Word from the Streets Regionally

Word From the Streets w/c 16th April 2012 – REGIONALLY

A young girl from Merseyside has become the youngest-ever winner of an Oliver award for her performance in Matilda the Musical. Eleanor Worthington Cox, 10, from Formby, was joint winner of the Best Actress in a Musical award, along with her co-Matildas Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely. She received her award in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.


Teenager Paul Cook, who was saved from fire at the age 6, has completed a 12-week Prince’s Trust course with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. The unemployed 19-year-old had lost his construction apprenticeship before signing up More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th April 2012 – REGIONALLY

An historic baths in Woolton Village could be reopened in time for the London 2012 Olympics. A Save Woolton Pool campaign has seen Liverpool council petitioned to re-open the Victorian-era baths after it was closed in October 2010. Chairing the campaign group is former Brookside star Simon O’Brien, who said: “The council is now actively working with us to get the pool re-opened as soon as possible, ideally in time for the Olympics. The council is also talking about helping us to staff it through the first difficult months and training volunteers so it can ultimately stand on its own More >

Word From the Streets w/c 2nd April 2012 – REGIONALLY

Merseyside Police has charged 58-year-old Phil Gannon with racially abusing Manchester United’s defender Patrice Evra during their match against Liverpool at Anfield. The Liverpool supporter, from Barmouth, North Wales, was arrested after police view footage. The racist abuse was recorded as the North West Premier League played each other in the aftermath of the Suarez and Evra racist incident in which the former was band for eight matches.

Word From the Streets w/c 26th March 2012 – REGIONALLY

The north of England and the area of Bradford West provided a political bombshell that will do much to tax the political interests of the existing ruling class and more importantly the social and cultural disaffection expressed by the mainly Muslim and young people representations that voted George Galloway and the Respect Party. The West Yorkshire seat and a 10,000 majority saw the normally Labour stronghold change political colour and alliance in favor of the controversial independent MP, George Galloway strike a political knock out to the existing political establishment. With many declaring this as the ‘Bradford Spring’, the spin More >

Word From the Streets w/c 12th March 2012 – REGIONALLY

The final of Liverpool’s Great Enterprise Challenge has been held with Walton’s Rice Lane infants and nursery and Speke secondary Parklands chosen as the winners. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to help with judging and now the winning team of pupils have won a trip to Washington DC. They beat 170 other schools and were presented with their prizes at the Global Entreneurship Congress at the ECHO arena and BT convention centre. Sir Richard said: “The more schools that get pupils to think about entrepreneurship the better. We need to encourage pupils to become entrepreneurs and do things that More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – REGIONALLY

A soccer tournament for deaf children has been held in Liverpool. The annual tournament for teams with players aged six to 18-years-old was organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and hosted by Goals Soccer Centre, Netherton. Everton Deaf FC’s under-12’s successfully defended their title with a victory over Cardiff Deaf FC. Hayley Jarvis, from NDCS, said: “The tournament is a celebration of the football clubs and coaches who have succeeded in making football accessible to more than 1,000 deaf children.”

A teenager from the Wirral has appeared in court charged with stealing from six convenience stores using a fake More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – REGIONALLY

The London 2012 Olympic Torch has made a visit to a Merseyside school. Pupils from West Kirkby Grammar School were given the opportunity to see and touch the torch during a surprise visit. It was arranged by PC Nick Raines, from the Metropolitan Police, who is a member of the official security team looking after the torchbearers as it makes it way round the UK. Mr Raines daughter, 13-year-old Jodie Simmons, is a pupil at the school and she had asked him if he could bring it in. Mr Raines said: “Jodie thought it would be a fantastic opportunity for More >

Word From the Streets w/c 20th February 2012 – REGIONALLY

A high profile group of local and national black leaders have called for Liverpool FC to give Manchester United’s Patrice Evra unreserved apology. In a letter to the club the group said that Liverpool FC had grossly mishandled the Luis Suarez row and contributed to the “incitement of racism in football and the wider society”. Gloria Hyatt, who is leading the group, said: “Liverpool Football Club has presided over the worst incident of racism in football seen in recent years. Their misguided handling of the Suarez and Evra saga has let down all of those in the city who work More >

Word From the Streets w/c 13th February 2012 – REGIONALLY

The North West has seen the biggest rise in unemployment figures. The region has 319,000, or 9.4%, of the working population looking for jobs. This is 1% higher than the 8.4% national rate. Dr Brian Sloan, chief economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “Unemployment is picking up pace in the north west and this will reinforce the region’s domestic slowdown. We have made strong arguments that the region’s economy needed more support from both the government and the Bank of England, and this demonstrates that the time for words is long gone. We must see targeted support and More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th February 2012 – REGIONALLY

The Manchester United v Liverpool derby matches are tense at the best of times by the ongoing Suarez and Evra racism row boiled up again in this week’s big match. Luis Suarez failed to shake hands with his opponent Patrice Evra prompting an angry reaction from the Manchester United defender. However, once the heat of the match had died down an apology from Suarez and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish did arrive and Manchester United said thank you. Suarez said in his apology: “I have spoken with the manager (Kenny Dalglish) since the game at Old Trafford and I realise I More >