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Edition No. 153

Date:- 29 May 2004

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Launch of Sefton Coast Partnership's 'new and improved' website.
THE Sefton Coast Partnership website ( has recently been redeveloped to reflect the structure of the partnership and update the look of the site.

The site is now divided into the following sections:-

Shoreline Management:- Coastal Processes and Coastal defence
Nature and Wildlife:- The natural aspect of the Sefton Coast
Coastal Heritage:- The human culture and its relationship to the Sefton Coast
Visiting the Coast:- Information for recreation on the coast

Students and Teachers:- Some guides for these groups visiting the coast and wanting more academic information
Coastlines Magazine:- All the articles from the Coastlines magazine
Partnership:- details of the structure, composition and work of the Partnership

We hope you enjoy the new style web site, if you have any comments, suggestions or problems please let us know. (Please send comments to

BBC Changing Rooms Judges PICTURE THIS

LOCAL photographers and home owners are being urged to get snapping and support a competition to raise funds for homeless charity Emmaus, which runs a group for the homeless on Merseyside.

The charity has teamed up with specialist removal company Bishop's Move to launch the event, which focuses on the importance of having somewhere to call home.

Judges include BBC Changing Rooms designer Graham Wynne and there are some great prizes on offer. All entrants have to do is send in a photo which captures a favourite part of their home and say why it is so special to them.

For more details, visit The closing date is July 31.


THE Food Standards Agency today advised consumers that some pies in batches of three brands of fruit pies have been found to contain mould. The Agency understands that this is because a preservative was left out during the production process which has resulted in the mould growing.

The three affected brands, all made by Manor Bakeries, are:- Mr Kipling Six Fruit Selection Dessert Pies, ASDA Six Assorted Fruit Pies and Tesco Summer Fruit Pies, all of which have UK wide distribution.

Whilst the products are believed to have been removed from the shelves, people could still have them at home as the best before dates are up to June 11th. The amount of mould in any affected pies is likely to increase the longer they are kept. There are nearly a million pies in total in the three batches.

Whilst eating the mouldy pies is unlikely to be a signficiant health risk, it could be unpleasant and there have been at least 28 consumer complaints received by local authorities so far.

Anyone who has a product from the affected batch should return it to their retailer and request a refund.

The full details of the affected products are:-

Mr Kipling 6 Fruit Selection Dessert Pies

Lot Number 131, Best Before Date 3 June 2004
Lot Number 133, Best Before Date 5 June 2004
Lot Number 138, Best Before Date10 June 2004

No other Mr Kipling Products are known to be affected.

ASDA 6 Assorted Fruit Pies

2 Apple Pies, 2 Blackcurrant Pies, 2 Apricot Pies
Lot Number 131, Best Before Date 1 June 2004
Lot Number 133, Best Before Date 3 June 2004 

No other ASDA Products are known to be affected.

Tesco Summer Fruit Pies

Lot Number 126, Best Before Date 29 May 2004
Lot Number 128, Best Before Date 31 May 2004
Lot Number 132, Best Before Date 4 June 2004
Lot Number 139, Best Before Date 11 June 2004

No other Tesco products are known to be affected.


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