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Edition No. 173

Date:- 30 October 2004

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SOMETHING strange is going on in the Croxteth neighbourhood this Halloween, which is why they've called in the Ghost Busters!

A team of psychic researchers from Merseyside Anomalies Research Association visited Croxteth Hall recently on the hunt for ghosts... using extra sensory perception tests, dowsing tools and trifield meters which measure electromagnetic forces to search for any sign of spooky goings-on. 

The Hall is well known for its haunted past, and featured on the hit TV series 'Most Haunted' earlier this year.

Manager Chris Lines said:- "A number of the staff at Croxteth Hall have seen or experienced odd sensations while working here.

By calling in the experts, I am hopeful that we can clarify once and for all whether the Hall is haunted!"

Admission to the hall for the Spooky Days events is £2.10 for adults and £1.30 for children. The Spooky Nights, which include scary children's entertainment cost £5.20 for adults and £4.20 for children.

For further information regarding admission, contact Croxteth Hall on 0151 228 5311.


WITH Christmas is near.... You can now capture a gift that is spooky and fun. Britain's leading real life ghost hunter, Richard Felix, who was a guest of Liverpool's Paranormal Expert, BBC Radio Merseyside's very own Tom Slemen, during the filming of the series takes you on a tour of Britons Haunted Places. In "Most Haunted Places in Britain" it has highlights from each of the films in the 5 part series. "Merseyside Ghosts" is a more in depth look in at Merseyside's paranormal activities, from the frightening story about the Formby Sand Dunes, to ghosts in the Mersey Tunnel! Produced for Ghost Tours of Great Britain this is a fascinating set to watch.

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A spectacular lantern carnival is to light up Sefton Park on Halloween night.

It is one of 80 projects which have been funded this year by the Liverpool Culture Company's Creative Communities programme to underpin the themed year of Faith in One City.

Around 300 people will be involved in the All Souls Halloween Lantern Carnival, which will see 17 community groups and arts organisations come together to create a mystical lantern procession on Sunday.

The aim is to build the carnival year on year and develop a major festival of creative reflection in Capital of Culture year.

The lantern parade is the final event in a record month which has seen 21 Creative Communities projects featuring the work of 400 artists and involving more than 50,000 people taking place across the city.

Councillor Warren Bradley, Executive member for Leisure and Culture, said:- "The Lantern Carnival will light up one of Liverpool's most beautiful parks and should be a truly amazing sight.

We want to build on the legacy and make it an annual event leading up to 2008."

The procession will start at the Obelisk on the Sefton Park Road side of the park at 6:30pm on Sunday, and end by the lake.

There will be entertainment provided by Zho Theatre Group and students from Liverpool Community College along the procession route, and the event will culminate with a theatrical and pyrotechnic finale by the lake.

The Liverpool Lantern Company's Artistic Director Jo Pocock said:- "This will be a magical event which the whole of the family can attend, and a fantastic celebration of the creativity of people of all ages."

Saints reveal new look for B&M

St Helen Rugby League stars Ade Gardner and Mark Edmondson, have today confirmed they will be officially opening the launch of B&M's new look St Helens store located on Church Street in the town centre.

The St Helens stars will be joining the B&M DJ and other B&M entertainers on Saturday November 6 at 10.00am at the well known discount store to help B&M celebrate the launch of their new look. 

The store will be open as usual at 9.00am and the entertainment will commence at 10.00am with a live set from the B&M DJ and handouts from our B&M clowns. All children attending the event will receive a goody bag, a balloon, and the opportunity to meet a St Helens player as well as the chance to win on the spot prizes for both adults and kids.

B&M has been located in St Helens town centre for seven years and in line with the company's regeneration plans all stores will see the new branding introduced by 2006, eventually being rolled out across all 21 stores. 

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