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<B>Friday, July 31:</b> Ebay shock for Tranmere Rovers, fireman's bits and bobs and more

Published on July 31st 2009.


Ebay bargain
TRANMERE Rovers owner Peter Johnson was livid last night after discovering his club was for sale on eBay.

US firm Dornoch Capital are in hot water after putting the club on the auction site with a starting bid of $10million.

Johnson, who had merely asked Dornoch to find a buyer in the US, said: "You can imagine how shocked we were to wake up to find we were on eBay.

"It's totally inappropriate, it's not a second-hand bike we're selling.”

Bits and bobs
A FIREMAN from Merseyside is to row 2,000 miles across the Atlantic - naked. Dean Jagger, and his team mates will be armed with only sun cream and nappy rash ointment as protection from the elements. Battling against other naked competitors, “Team Heatwave” hope to raise £100,000 for charity for their two month adventure.

Dalglish grenade: Two charged
TWO men have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the hand grenade found outside Kenny Dalglish’s home. Simon Lewis Ignacio, 28, of Belle Vale, and Carl Higgins, 29, of Helston Green, were remanded in custody by South Sefton magistrates. Bomb disposal experts removed the grenade from the garden wall of the Liverpool legend’s home on Sunday night. The accused men are due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 6 August.

Henshaw back
David Henshaw, the former chief executive of Liverpool city council, been appointed to the board of Liverpool John Moores University.

It is his first public position in the city since his exit from the council in 2006 – with a £340,000 pay-off.

David, who is also chairman of the North West Strategic Health Authority, said: “I am hardly returning, I’ve hardly been away.”

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Professor ChucklebuttyJuly 31st 2009.

Hurrah! Sir Diddy is back! Free drinks at the Cuban 'eel bar. Your special cushion to see over the table is safe in the museum of Grotty Cash Life, we'll have to get it dusted off ready for the diddy posteria to take it's rightful place. Ahh the return of the prodigal bum. Fancy an office in the 08 Place? Welcome home, we missed you.

Professor ChucklebuttyJuly 31st 2009.

before Dig writes in with his Carol Vodaphone Countdown Dictionary, yes I know it is POSTERIOR and not posteria. I was thinking that I had to water the Wisteria and made an ar*e of myself.

AdrianJuly 31st 2009.

You seem very touchy about what 90 per cent of well-informed people know about Henshaw thanks to the various blogs.Its a bad day for the city when he is back in its environs.Now what's libellous about that?

TonyJuly 31st 2009.

Editorial says, rant removed

AcademicJuly 31st 2009.

What's this? Is someone high up on first name terms with 'David'? They will be wanting free tickets to concerts next.I could think of some other first names to describe him. Perhaps LivConf could have a readers poll about suitable alternative names for Henshaw?

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