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Edition No. 159

Date:- 17 July 2004

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Local Ladies to take part in National Quiz Final

THREE local ladies representing the Liverpool Federation of Townswomen’s Guilds (TG) travelled to the Tally Ho! Conference Centre in Birmingham to pit their wits in the National Quiz Final.

Trivia masters Donna Grayson, Jean Perry and Linda Simms came through the qualifying rounds to take their place in the final where they will compete against five other teams from around the country.

The winners will be presented with a collection of silver goblets after six rounds of ten general knowledge questions on the theme of England, my Engalnd.

Pam Pollock, National Chairman of TG said:-  “We anticipate an exciting Grand Final after the culmination of two years’ competition. The ultimate winners will justifiably be entitled to be called the 'Masterminds of TG'!”

Theatre smokes out award

LIVERPOOL'S Neptune Theatre has received a top award for its no-smoking policy.

The theatre was awarded the National Clean Air Award for stubbing out smoking for nearly two years earlier this week.

The Neptune is the only completely no-smoking theatre in the city. It only allows cast members to light up as part of a performance.

Councillor Warren Bradley, Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, said:- "Hopefully this award will set an example to other theatres, bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs in the city, and give them a push to make sure people can live and work free from tobacco smoke."

The award will be presented by the Clean Air Association and is the first UK wide scheme which rewards employers who implement effective workplace no-smoking.

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WIRRAL MAN NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

A 24-YEAR-OLD Wirral man, Tim Janvier, has joined a long list of 40 young people for a national awards scheme sponsored by Whitbread, it was announced today.

The Whitbread Young Achiever awards, now in their second year, aim to celebrate exceptional, and often unsung, achievements by young volunteers, aged between 16 and 25. There are four categories: arts, community, environment and sport.

Tim, from Heswall in the Wirral, was nominated in the Sport category, which is sponsored by David Lloyd Leisure and Sport England, by Dr Trevor Gauntlett who is secretary and coach of local basketball team, the Bromborough Bulldogs.

Tim, who has been coaching for five years, devotes 20 hours a week to volunteering, as head coach of both the Bulldogs and the Chester Wheelchair Jets, a wheelchair basketball club in the British national league. As well as coaching, he sits on a number of committees overseeing the development of the sport, fundraising, organising tournaments and running open sessions for newcomers. 

The winner in each category will be announced at a special awards lunch in London on September 28 2004, where they will receive £1000 for personal and project development as well as £250 in Leisure Vouchers and, importantly, 12 months' follow-up support. Two runners-up each receive £150 cash and £150 worth of Leisure Vouchers. 

Splash hits!

THOUSANDS of young people will get active this summer in Liverpool's Summer Splash.

For the third year running, the city's 5-13 year olds will be queuing up to take part in free activities.

Events will take place at venues across Liverpool during the summer holidays and after school until November. The initiative encourages personal development and aims to cut crime and anti-social behaviour amongst young people.

Liverpool City Council's Executive Member for Education, Councillor Paul Clein, said:- "Last year's Splash was a tremendous success and I'm sure this year will be even more popular.

The Splash activities are a great way to broaden young people's horizons. They can develop socially, learn new skills and have fun doing it.

"There's also the added bonus of keeping the kids off the streets and out of trouble."


Summer Splash kicks off on July 21 and is a partnership between, and funded by, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Children's Fund, Merseyside Police and other partners.

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