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The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

<b>Tues, Jan 26:</b> Row over “inexperienced” Wavertree candidate; St Edward's wins High Court case; Doctor Doddy and more

Published on January 26th 2010.

The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

WALTON MP PETER KILFOYLE HAS called his fellow Wavertree Labour candidate a “student politician”, sparking a party row in Liverpool that will be seen as a gift for the Lib Dems who have made the seat tgheir number one target.

Mr Kilfoyle was referring to 28-year-old Luciana Berger, just a day after she was selected to fight the seat at the general election.

Mr Kilfoyle said Labour activists in Wavertree should have picked a candidate with “local knowledge and more experience” than the London-born Ms Berger.

A FATHER HAS LOST A HIGH COURT LEGAL BATTLE WITH ST EDWARD'S SCHOOL after claiming his daughter should be granted a place because she was “anxious” and shy. The defeated father must now pay the £16,000 legal costs of the oversubscribed college in Sandfield Park, with principal John Waszek saying the ruling sent out a clear message that "schools will not roll over" when faced with legal threats from those with the "means to do so".

KEN DODD HAS RECEIVED HIS HONORARY DEGREE from Liverpool Hope University. Given in recognition for both his contribution to cultural life in the city over the past 50 years and his charity work, Dodd received his Doctorate of Letters during the university’s annual Foundation Day Celebrations on Monday. The 82-year-old entertainer said, “It's wonderful, exciting, thrilling.”

A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED OVER BOODLES ROBBERY in city centre last week. Officers arrested the man from Stoneycroft yesterday morning on suspicion of carrying out the robbery, which saw sledgehammers being used to steal a number of display items from the jewellers on Lord Street.

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