Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 131

Date:- 26 December 2003

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YOU COULD be watching the next Will Young! 

With 15 to 20 Auditions a night and a £750, plus an opportunity to cut a promo disc at the world famous, Parr St. Studios and a chance to perform the opening of a big name act at the Southport Theater, and that's only the First Prize.   This event will attract the regions best wanabe pop singers. That's not  counting the other things up for grabs...

Auditions on Thursdays from January 22 to February 26, with semi finals on every Thursday from March 18 to the 25  it will be a showdown not to be missed... But the most important date to note is the FINAL ON APRIL 1st.  It will be no joking matter, the singer might be the next Pop Ideal, only time will tell. 

Weekly drink promotions and all performances start at 7:00pm. So next year visit Casablanca, at Southport Pleasureland and see the future stars perform...

Ring 01704 513 717 for more information.

Letters to Editor:- Christmas Lights...

"It appears that your correspondent JLT has an axe to grind.

I wonder whether he has more of an interest in the Christmas Lights than just one of a resident of Southport?

That could certainly colour his judgment.

I am very pleased that we now have better Christmas Lights than we have for years. It was in 1998 that I started a campaign for Christmas Lights,.

Yours sincerely.



"AS fox hunts gear up for their traditional Boxing Day meets, anti-hunting campaigners are reminding the government that the majority of people in Britain want to see an end to the cruelty of hunting with dogs. 

A MORI poll conducted in November 2003 shows that 76% of the British public wants hunting with dogs to be made illegal . Only a tiny minority will 'get their kicks' on Boxing Day from needlessly chasing and killing a wild animal.

Hunting has always been a minority pursuit, and support for the activity is falling sharply. Since 1965 the number of hunts in England and Wales has fallen from 353 to 307, while the number of drag hunts, which don't chase live quarry but instead follow an artificial scent, has tripled.

According to the Countryside Alliance's own website , there are no more than 27,000 subscribers and hunt supporters out of a rural population of some 11 million. By way of contrast, nearly ten times as many people (2.25 million) are officially registered with the FA to play football . On Boxing Day alone, 640,000 people are expected to attend professional football matches in England, with millions more tuning in to televised matches.

The government must now make it clear when it intends to reintroduce the Hunting Bill, paving the way for an end to this cruelty once and for all in 2004."
Phyllis Campbell-McRae, UK Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Chair of Campaigning to Protect Hunt Animals (CPHA)

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