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Edition No. 167

Date:- 11 September 2004

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NIGHTSCHOOL time. Yes it is the start of the autumn Institute of Advanced Motorists course on Monday 13 September at 8pm at the Royal Clifton hotel in Southport. 

Ring Ray to place your name on the list or to ask any questions. September is not convenient, then still ring and add your name to the following course list. Ray can be contacted on 01704 538595 (daytime phone or fax). 

The Sefton group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, will hold their September meeting on Monday 20th at 8pm at the Royal Clifton hotel. 

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John Lennon Airport Increases Destinations

RYANAIR announced today that Liverpool John Lennon Airport will feature in their latest expansion plans, with the commencement of a daily service to Rome early next year.

This latest addition to the growing list of major European cities now served from Liverpool, delivers the Airport’s strategy to develop routes from key European cities ahead of the Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008. 

The Airport has already been successful in attracting links to Germany, with daily scheduled flights to Berlin, Cologne and Basle having begun earlier this year.

Management at John Lennon Airport now sees Italy as the next big market yet to be ‘tapped into’ from Liverpool.

This will be the first time that the Airport has featured services to Italy and is confident that the route will prove extremely popular for both the leisure and tourism markets. 

The daily service will commence on 28 January 2005, with flights to Rome’s Ciampino Airport and fares starting from as little as £14.99 one-way, including taxes.

Neil Pakey, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Managing Director commented:- “There is a clear demand for low cost services from the North West to the Italian capital and I am confident that the business and leisure markets for both inbound and outbound passengers will find Ryanair’s low fares particularly attractive.”

Cathy Timlin, Ryanair’s Sales Manager, Scotland and UK added:- ”Ryanair is delighted to announce our first direct daily low fares route to Italy from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. This new route to Rome will carry over 100,000 passengers per annum, representing a further boost to the local tourist trade and consumers will save in excess of £10m with Ryanair's low fares.”

Retracing Old Steps

A chance for people to trace their family tree at the Aintree Family History Fair, which is at the Exhibition Hall at Aintree Racecourse Liverpool on Sunday September 12th 10am-5pm. This is Liverpool's largest family history fair attracting people from all over the country.

The Liverpool & South West Lancs Family History Society and Sefton Library Services will be present along with The Society of Genealogists & Societies from, North Cheshire, Anglo Scottishm Nottinghamshire. 

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Morrisons checks in with hundreds of new jobs

THE newly converted Morrisons store in Formby opens its doors to shoppers for the first time on September 30, bringing with it 102 new jobs.

The former Safeway outlet, on Three Tuns Lane, has a sales area of more than 20,000 sq ft and will be transformed as part of a rolling conversion programme that will see three Safeway stores per week, changing to Morrisons.

“We are confident that Morrisons will be a huge success in Formby and that is why we have created 102 new full and part-time jobs to cope with the extra business we will be generating, and to deliver a high level of customer service,”
said Store General Manager, Mark Wilson.  Then adding "There are new roles right across the store. The recruitment programme was a great success and we created roles right across the store. We now have a first class team in place to ensure we give the very best service to new and regular shoppers.”

California Comes to Southport with Rio MP3

WHAT'S going on Ditching the sun kissed Sangria drenched surf California in favour of the intrepid dunes of Southport. The MP3-manufacturer Rio Audio decided to promote its
range of digital music players this week against the back drop of the local landmark beach to attract new eyes to its product with Southport model Megan Johnson.

Hot property Nitrus, and Cali Sport MP3 players are described as the hottest accessories to be seen with this summer with an offering of 20 Gigabytes of memory with the possibility of 10,000 hours to dream away the last embers of summer.


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