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Exclusive interview with Tim Quinn, former Marvel Comics Editor about Statues of Liverpool Comic

THIS is an exclusive interview with Tim Quinn, former Marvel Comics Editor about his latest project, for a Merseyside based reading charity, called:- 'Statues of Liverpool' with our Editor, Patrick Trollope.

This interview looks at the work and reasons behind the creation of a brand new comic book for the UK charity Liverpool Heartbeat, that aims to inspire, motivate, and excite young people into taking up live healthy lifestyles and reading.

As you will hear, the Liverpool Heartbeat publication looks at the wondered stories behind the statues that stand proudly on Liverpool's busy streets? With the UK City being so influential on the World, giving it railways to working docks, plus the Beatles, you know this will be quite an interesting story... This comic book tells the readers the fascinating tales of many of our most World Heritage City's famous statues, using a series of exciting illustrations, along with a tour guide, produced by Jayne Massey, the leader of the FAB 4000, that takes you on a trip around the City's statuary landmarks.

This comic book is:- "SUITABLE FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AS PART OF A LITERACY CAMPAIGN" and features the glorious work of some of the Worlds top Cartoonists and Illustrators. Like Liverpool born Illustrator Tim Quinn. For more information about Tim Quinn can be located on his website:- MightyQuinnManagement.Com.

To get a copy of this very collectible comic book and to support the charity, please go to:- LiverpoolHeartBeat.Co.UK.

Information about Formby Artist / Illustrator, Holly Bushnell, please see:- HollyBushnellDesigns.Co.UK.

The magazine also features the glorious work of the following cartoonists and illustrators:-

Nigel Parkinson:- NgelParkinsonCartoons.Blogspot.Com.

Russ Leach:- RussLEach.Com.

Lew Stringer:- LewStringer.Com.

Not forgetting:- George Sears and Dicky Howett.

Liverpool Heartbeat is a registered UK charity:- 1120142.  Please not that this video was filmed remotely, to be UK Covid Safe.

Recruitment drive under way for School crossing patrols in Liverpool

A recruitment drive is under way for School crossing patrols in Liverpool. Liverpool has 68 School crossing sites, helping guide children across the road at the start and end of the School day, but there are 26 vacancies, meaning some sites are currently without a permanent member of staff. The Council is working with the affected Schools and local ward Councillors to promote the vacancies among parents and the local community. School crossing patrol staff are required to work seven hours a week (1 hour, 24 minutes per day) during term time, and earn between ₤10.17 and ₤10.58 an hour. Applicants should be fit and healthy, and must also enjoy meeting people. Full training and a free uniform are provided. Successful candidates will be subject to a medical assessment and a DBS background security check.

Liverpool City Council's Road safety co-ordinator, Andy Codd, said:- "Many people affectionately remember their own School Crossing Patrol from their time at a School. They are an integral part of the community, helping keep our children safe as they travel to and from School, and it is an extremely rewarding job. We are on the lookout for sociable people with a bit of spare time on their hands who enjoy the outdoors and want to earn some extra money to fill the vacancies that we have across the City."

Jason Hourston has been a School Crossing Patrol for Leamington Primary School for the last 5 years, and said:- "I have found that it has been really good in terms of getting to know the local community and for them to get to know me. I always give the children a smile to help get their day off to a good start, and it can really turn their day around if they are feeling nervous or unsure – particularly when they were returning to School after lockdown. You don't just get to know the children but you also get to know motorists as well as they travel the same route each day. I remember my own School Crossing Patrol from when I attended Monksdown Primary School and she was always smiley and happy, so I make sure I am the same."

The Liverpool Schools with vacancies are as follows:-

Booker Avenue Infant School.

Booker Avenue Junior School.

Broad Square Primary School.

Carleton House Preparatory School.

Croxteth Primary School.

Faith Primary School.

King David School.

Knotty Ash Primary School.

Liverpool College.

Matthew Arnold Primary School.

New Park Primary School.

Our Lady and St Swithin's Catholic Primary School (2 posts)

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School.

Our Lady's Bishop Eton Primary School.

Rudston Primary School.

Springwood Heath Primary School.

St John Bosco School.

St Margaret Mary's Infant School.

St Margaret Mary's Junior School.

St Mary's Primary School.

St Michaels's Catholic Primary School.

St Paul's and St Timothy's Infant School.

St Paul's Catholic Junior School.

St Silas Church of England Primary School.

The Beacon Church of England Primary School.

Applications can be made online at:- Liverpool.Gov.UK/Jobs, or an application form can be requested by calling:- 01512333003. For more information, or an informal chat, call:- 01512330260 or email:- Andy.Codd@Liverpool.Gov.UK.

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