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Edition No. 202

Date:- 22 May 2005

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YES Domino's Pizza, the UK's number one pizza delivery company and leading retail property acquirer, is looking for a new store in Formby. Despite having over 370 stores in the UK, 60% of the population still live in an area where a Domino's pizza cannot be delivered and Formby has been earmarked as one of the country's 'pizza delivery deprivation zones'. 

Colin Jarrold, Domino's Property Acquisition Manager, comments:- "We're very keen to open a new store in Formby and become part of another vibrant community. Formby is an ideal location for a new store and our research has shown that there is plenty of demand for the Domino's home delivered pizza service. If we do open a new store, it will create between 25 and 30 full and part time jobs for local people so we are keen to talk to anyone who thinks that they have the right kind of property in the area".

The specifications for an ideal site are:
1) Approx. 1,000 - 1200 sq. ft.
2) 5.5m frontage / 20m minimum depth 
3) Rear access
4) High visibility on busy roads
5) Dedicated car parking
6) A5 planning consent 
7) 15,000 households within a 3 mile radius
8) New housing preferred

Domino's aims to open 50 new stores a year for the foreseeable future and could fill over a third of a million square feet of new retail space over the coming years if the Company realises its expansion plans. 

Anyone who thinks they might have a suitable property should call the property acquisitions team on 01908 580708 or email 

Gardens of England’s Northwest

THE Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) on Monday 16 May was pleased to launch the second regional gardens guide entitled ‘Gardens of England’s Northwest’.

Following on from the success of the first ever regional gardens guide produced last year, the new and updated version is even bolder and brighter, but remains an essential guide to the gardens, parklands and open spaces found in abundance across the Northwest. 

This comprehensive guide takes readers through some of the most beautiful and inspiring green spaces in the region, from The Pottery Shed in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, to Levens Hall in Cumbria, the world’s oldest and most extensive topiary garden. With over 280 listings, not only does it give readers the essential places to visit, but it also tells them the places to stay, eat and drink that make the most of the area’s horticultural heritage.

The guide offers visitors both interesting and practical information to help them discover the region’s garden treasures, and features endorsements from celebrity gardeners including Diarmuid Gavin and Alan Titchmarsh, as well as a foreword by Flying Gardener Chris Beardshaw. 

The Northwest is home to a wide range of garden attractions including the world’s largest water garden, Stapeley Water Garden in Nantwich which also possesses the national collection of water lilies, and Arley Hall in Cheshire, one of the top 50 gardens in Europe, reputed to be the oldest in England.

Peter Mearns, NWDA Director of Marketing, said:- “England’s Northwest is home to an extensive variety of gardens, and possesses some of the most enchanting and diverse attractions in Britain. Building on the success of the last guide, this impressive, updated version highlights the wealth of superb parks, gardens and outdoor attractions the region has to offer. I am confident that it will encourage even more people to explore and rediscover the region’s rich gardening heritage and inspire people to visit the Northwest, helping to cement the region’s reputation as the garden capital of the UK.”

Exclusive press images of Ex-Atomic Kitten Debut

Report and photographs by Dave Evens, Music-2-Media

NATASHA who is an ex Atomic Kitten made her debut solo show at Liverpool's Zanzibar on Wednesday 18 May to a full house. She played with her 6 piece band tracks from her forth coming solo album. These are the only images as no press were allowed in accept for this photographer and reporter!
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