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Edition No. 171

Date:- 16 October 2004

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National Training Success for TDM

TDM Marketing Associates, Macclesfield-based PR and marketing agency, has been 'Highly Commended' at the National Training Awards North West regional awards ceremony held at St George's Hall in Liverpool on the 4 October.

John Peters, managing director, said:- "I am absolutely delighted that TDM has achieved this accolade. I have always been a great believer in training - ever since I founded the company 17 years ago - and it is fantastic that we have now received recognition for our commitment to training and the investment we make in our staff."

Organised on behalf of the Government by UK Skills, the awards are dedicated to recognising companies which have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of training and personal development. TDM was amongst some well-known names in the region including Norwich Union, Bentley Motors and Marriot Hotels.

Kids rewarded for sense of adventure

LIVERPOOL'S most daring children are being rewarded for their sense of adventure this week. 

More than 70 young people have been doing their bit to prove the stereotype of couch potato teenagers playing computer games is wide of the mark.

The youngsters, aged 11 to 15, have developed new skills by completing a wide range of action-packed educational activities during the summer holidays as part of the Liverpool Adventure Challenge 2004.

Councillor Paul Clein, Liverpool City Council's executive member for education, is among those attending the prize-giving event at the Adelphi Hotel.

Councillor Clein said:- "The Adventure Challenge is a great way for kids to broaden their horizons and learn new skills. 

In the modern age when opportunities for children to explore are more limited, this Challenge represents a chance for children to develop their spirit of adventure."

MESSAGE TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF LIVERPOOL

IF John Lennon, a son of Liverpool, were alive today, he would be calling for the brutal murder of Ken Bigley, one of Liverpool's sons NOT to be in vain:-    JOIN THE BIG IDEA, a national advocacy in action campaign working with national intiative in volunteerism CSV Make Difference Day 30 October 2004 for Truth & Reconciliaton between muslim and non-muslim communities.  GET IN TOUCH to find out how you can help make all the difference by turning a horrific event into a massive sign of peace and hope in the post 9/11 era sending a loud and clear 24/7 message to fanatical militant extremists.

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FINDING FORTUNE ON WORLD SIGHT DAY

HAVE you got a hidden treasure that you think could bring you your fortune? Or would you like to learn the history of a precious heirloom? 

In celebration of World Sight Day on earlier this week (October 15), Henshaws Society for Blind People invited members of the public to bring along their treasures to an 'Antiques Roadshow' at its Centre on The Strand in Liverpool.

Cato Crane Antiques gave valuations on some rather interesting items in aid of raising funds for charity to help visually impaired people within the community. 

In honour of World Sight Day, Henshaws aim is to educate visitors to the Centre on all aspects of eye care and protection in the hope of eliminating avoidable blindness by 2020. 

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