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Edition No. 133

Date:- 10 January 2004

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43 YEAR OLD Brian Hesketh, from Bootle, Merseyside, is the latest missing person to be featured in an initiative by Iceland and the National Missing Persons Helpline. Launched four years ago the partnership aims to raise public awareness of missing people and to date has helped to resolve over a third of the cases featured. Each month Iceland 2 litre milk cartons carry a picture and brief description of a missing person.

January sees the tenth anniversary of Brian Hesketh's disappearance and from today until the end of January, Brian's photograph and his description will appear on the cartons and an Iceland lorry in the hope of jogging someone's memory. The National Missing Person' confidential Freephone numbers also appears to enable anyone with news to make that important call.

Brian was last seen leaving his place of work at 12:00 noon on the 4th January 1994. He told colleagues that he was taking an early lunch but he did not return and he has not been seen since. Brian lived in the Gateacre area of Liverpool and worked as a civil engineer for the council but had recently been unhappy at work.

Brian is 6ft 1ins tall of heavy build with dark brown hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing a dark suit with a collar and tie. He may have an anorak over his suit.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Brian please call the confidential National Missing Persons Helpline on Freephone 0500 700 700.

Alternatively, Brian can let someone know he is ok by calling the Message Home Helpline on Freephone 0800 700 740. Calls are confidential and a message can be passed on to his family.

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Local course throws light on UK Tax Credits

ONE Parent Families is offering Liverpool professionals and volunteers a handful of free places on its forthcoming tax credits course.

Aimed at staff who work with single parents, but do not have a detailed knowledge of the benefits system, the courses include up-to-the-minute information on the fast-changing tax credits. Coordinated by training company Family Business, the courses will equip frontline staff who are providing information, support or advice to single parents. 

Booking is now open for the one day course which gives a basic overview and introduction to the scheme, including how the tax credits are made up, who is entitled to them, how they fit with other benefits and how to challenge decisions. The courses are at the Quaker Meeting House on 3 February, 2 March and 6 April.

A free information booklet on tax credits and other benefits for lone parents comes as part of the course and there's and exclusive follow-up telephone support service for those with queries after the course. A limited number of free spaces are on offer.

Book soon, before all spaces fill up: call 020 7284 5506 or visit to book online or to download a booking form.

 Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence

STREETCARE Ltd. of unit 1, Essex House, Bridle Road, Bootle, L30 4UE , applying for a licence to use Unit 4, Watts Industrial Park, Crowland street, Southport, PR9 7RX as an operating center for 1 goods vehicle and to use Enterprise - Liverpool, Newton Rd. Liverpool L13 3HF as an operating center for 2 goods vehicles.

owners or occupiers of land (including building) near the operating center who believe that their use or enjoyment of the land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds, Ls9 6NF stating their reasons, with in 21 days of this notice.   Representor must at the same time end a copy of their representation to the applicant at the address given above.  A guide to making representation is available from Traffic Commissioner's Office.  

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