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Edition No. 149

Date:- 01 May 2004

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SUPERSTAR Peter Gabriel has confirmed his appearance at the Liverpool Summer
Pops, as Westlife add a second date to the star studded event that awaits the city later this year. 

They join an ever-growing list of star names for an event already bursting with names that include Tom Jones, Will Young, Busted, The Corrs, Donny Osmond, Bryan Ferry, James Taylor, Lulu, Love, Jools Holland, Bonnie Raitt, and local country music star Charlie Landsborough.

Peter Gabriel's announcement comes as a headliner to the concert event as he is to kick off the Summer Pops and makes a return to the city for the first time in over two decades since the early 1980's. 

Westlife have added a second show after their first show on July 27th is close to selling out. A spokesman for the band said:- "Tickets for Liverpool have gone very well and we're delighted to be playing a second night to our fans there."

Meanwhile, Birkenhead-born country music star CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH is a big
favourite in his native-born Merseyside. Charlie's career took off in the mid-80s, when his album 'What Colour is the Wind' reached Number One in the Ireland...


BBC Changing Rooms star Graham Wynne has launched a photographic competition to help raise funds for homeless charity Emmaus. 

The contest, called Home Sweet Home, has been organised by specialist removals company Bishop's Move.

As Daniel Brawn, Chair of the Merseyside Emmaus Group of Trustees says, "The support of international company Bishop's Move is an enormous boost for the organisation, both locally and nationally. As a homeless charity, we need to constantly find new ways of raising our awareness to both those we can help, as well as those who can help us."

The contest asks entrants of all ages to capture an image that explains why their home, or an element of their home, is important to them. It could be a house or flat, a favourite room or even a special piece of furniture that makes them realise how lucky they are to have a safe and secure place to live. 

Explaining his involvement, Graham Wynne says, "The Home Sweet Home competition is all about encouraging people to realise how lucky they are to have a safe and secure home. Just visit, then send us a photo of your home saying why it is so special and, if you can, make a donation to Emmaus."

The competition closes on July 31, 2004 and Graham will be one of the panel of judges choosing the winners, who are in line for hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers to spend on their home.

Rare Historical Items Stolen 

A burglary occurred on April 26 at an address on Shore Road in Ainsdale. Items taken were a large number of high value antiques including a number of distinctive bronze statues, Napoleonic china figures worth £2,000 and a John Harrison Clock worth £3,000

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen the stolen items for sale to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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