Archive for September, 2010

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – AND FINALLY…

Amy Griffin, age 11 from Prenton, Merseyide, has been awarded for her fundraising after her mum died. The young girl raised £8,000 for Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, she was awarded for her efforts at the ECHO Pride of Mersey Awards.

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – QUOTES

“You’ve got a whole generation of girls whose ambition is getting off with a footballer. That’s it.”

-       Emily Nemen, 20, a young women’s perspective on the lure of rich soccer stars.

“Everyone wants a footballer. If you get one, you’ve made it.”

-       Rachel, 20 from Farnworth, North Manchester, another young women’s perspective on the lure of rich soccer stars.

“Coleen is set for life. She’s on TV, she has a clothes range, she’ll make money out of this.”

-       Rachel, 20 from Farnworth, North Manchester, on Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen.

“I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – INTERNATIONALLY

The three Pakistan cricket players at the centre of the match-fixing scandal are to be

suspended whilst the police investigation continues. An independent commissioner will appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide the fate of the three Pakistani players caught up in the spot-fixing scandal. The three accused will get their chance to defend themselves. ICC President Sharad Pawar said: “We have not punished anybody. If there are some serious allegations and if the anti-corruption unit of the ICC comes to some prima facie conclusion, then we will have to send a notice to that particular player, it is More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – NATIONALLY

Sport England has been renewing and strengthening its non-exec team with six new members appointed to the board. It has been announced that Sport England and UK Sport are set to merge, but chair of Sport England Richard Lewis still believes there is clear mandate for his organisation stating: “We have a clear mandate to deliver a mass participation sporting legacy from a home Olympic and Paralympic Games that is less than two years away. Such responsibility will go well beyond the Games and requires expert guidance and governance at the very highest level. The appointments we have made provide More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – REGIONALLY

The end of the road for American’s Tom Hicks and George Gillett’s ill-fated ownership of Liverpool FC is in sight as the Royal Bank of Scotland places the club’s loans into its toxic-assets division. The move brings forward the possibility that the bank will force the club to be sold at a knock-down price after the 6th October deadline for refinancing the owners personal loans has passed. RBS do not want to take over the club and thus would like to see an orderly sale in order to recuperate the cash they have loaned out. The news has been met More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010 – LOCALLY

The fourth anniversary of the murder of Jessie James outside the Millennium Powerhouse has passed with his mother, Barbara Reid, making a fresh appeal for help to catch her son’s killer. Jessie was age 15 when he was gunned down in September 9th 2006. Barbara said: “You may say Jessie James is not your family, you are not getting involved, or it has nothing to do with you, but you are wrong. Jessie is your responsibility, he was a member of your community. After all, you are your brothers’ keeper and therefore you are responsible for each and everyone in More >

Word From the Streets w/c 6th September 2010

Everything has a time. Everything has a place. Everything has a season. Everything has a space. Irrespective of all faiths. Irrespective of all colours. Irrespective of all class. Irrespective of all races. Black, white, rich or poor.. . whatever the agenda, whatever the politics, whatever the austerity and culture of fear of the uncertainty of the future, one thing is certain – the streets, in all that they present socially, culturally and spiritually…

Word From the Streets – w/c 30th August 2010 – AND FINALLY…

Student Tiegisty Gherezgiabheil, 24, has been reunited with her father whom she lost contact with when she fled Eritrea in East Africa. Tiegisty had been jailed for practising the outlawed Pentecostal religion and had to flee thousands of miles from her war-torn homeland leaving her family behind and whom she had not be able to contact. It a twist of fate she was contacted by an aid agency that told her that her father, Kenrom, was living in Glasgow. She had not seen him for eight years before the Red Cross told her where he was. Tiegesty said: “When the More >

Word From the Streets – w/c 30th August 2010 – QUOTES

“I don’t know if there is a race divide in Britain, It’s more about class. England is more tolerant than any other country in the world. I’m such a patriot, it’s ridiculous.”

-       Ben Smith, former UK Hip Hop star turned comedian.

“I’d much rather be a house husband than a rugby star.”

-       Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby international who is married to Welsh celebrity Charlotte Church.

“I promise, the Tories won’t betray the north.”

-       Baroness Warsi MP and conservative minister in the new coalition government.

“We are still part of the community”

-       Audenshawe head Steve Turner on his schools break from local authority control More >

Word From the Streets – w/c 30th August 2010 – INTERNATIONALLY

The Pakistan cricket saga is set to roll and roll as inquiries and inquests unearth more and more of the endemic corruption of the gambling culture that is rocking international cricket to its core. The three players caught up in the latest corruption scandal have been called to a summit to discuss their futures. It is believed that the players will not be able to play in forthcoming series seven-match one day series with England. Pakistan Captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammed Asif and Mohammad Amir have been accused of deliberately arranging the delivery of no-balls in the fourth test More >