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Edition No. 149

Date:- 01 May 2004

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Celebrating Children's Day in Liverpool

THE country's leading children's charity, the NSPCC, will be putting the spotlight on its local work helping vulnerable children on its annual Children's Day on Wednesday.

In Liverpool, the focus will be on local NSPCC team which helps children affected by domestic violence. The team takes referrals from police, local refuges, social services and self referrals and works with other agencies to provide a network of support for children who have witnessed domestic violence. 

Steve Morton, NSPCC Head of Community Appeals, said:- "We owe so much to the dedicated volunteers in this area who work tirelessly to raise money to support the NSPCC's services. They organise all sorts of fund raising activities and every penny makes a real difference to the lives of local children who have suffered abuse or neglect, whether physical, sexual or emotional.

These volunteers are our unsung heroes and heroines and it is only right that we recognise and celebrate their unstinting support. Children's Day, which is a tradition in the NSPCC dating back to the early part of the last century, is the ideal opportunity to say thank you, and also to appeal for more volunteers to come forward to help continue the good work."

The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children. The NSPCC believes the safety of children is everyone's responsibility and aims to encourage the development of a universal child protection system.




A BRADFORD man was jailed today for seven years after Customs officers seized heroin with an estimated street value of over £500,000 at Manchester airport.

Mohammed Khalid, aged 34, of 34 Hollings Terrace, Hollings Road, Bradford pleaded guilty on 15 April to illegally importing over five kilos of heroin from Islamabad in his luggage in January. He was sentenced at Manchester crown court today to seven years in prison.

"If you know of any suspicious activities which may be linked to drug smuggling, call our 24-hour freephone 0800 59 5000, e-mail:-
or write to Freepost SEA9391, PO Box 100, DA12 2BR."

Move Concert Event Lancashire County Cricket club

SUNDAY 11 JULY:- Morrissey; Plus very special guests plus, The Bees and The Ordinary Boys
SATURDAY 10 JULY:- Stereophonics; The Pixies; Goldfrapp; Tim Booth; The Stands and 22-20's
FRIDAY 9 JULY:- The Cure; Elbow; Keane; Longview
THURSDAY 8 JULY:- Madness; Ocean Colour Scene; Jimmy Cliff; The Stranglers; Ozomatli
TICKETS FOR MOVE:- Tickets for the four-day festival from 8th-11th July at Lancashire County Cricket Ground go on sale on FRIDAY 16th APRIL 2004. 

On the Phones; Wayahead Box Office - 0870 405 0445 (24hr cc hotline) Piccadilly Box Office - 0161 832 1111 Ticketmaster - 0870 151 4444 Aloud - 0870 998 8888 On Line;; Also available at Easy Internet Café, St Annes Square, Manchester and Radio City Box Office, St John's Centre,Liverpool, Virgin Megastores Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield and Royal Court Box Office Liverpool. Tickets are priced £30 per day and subject to a booking fee.

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Log On Today!  Hear the local bands, pop, rock, classical, jazz and more... also going out soon will be phone ins and other talk events that will keep you entertained.