ZONE OPENS SOUTHPORT STORE!
MUSIC Zone, the UK’s great
value music and DVD retailer, has brought its new store
format to Southport. The store launches this week on
Chapel Street and brings investment of £200,000 and 10
jobs to the town. To mark its arrival Music Zone has
lined up a grand opening weekend of celebrations.
Southport FC mascot Sandy The Lion is teaming up with
Music Zone’s Underdog to meet and greet shoppers with
special giveaways on Saturday 29 October.
A promotions team will also be out in town giving
customers the opportunity to save £60 on a mix of CDs
and DVDs including the latest albums by The Gorillaz,
Oasis and rapper Kanye West. Horror classics Dawn Of The
Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and special editions of
The Deer Hunter and Casino are among the DVDs on offer.
Geoff Pearson, Music Zone store manager said:- “We’re
ready for a busy opening weekend that promises to be
great fun. Our customers will enjoy a store where
products are easy to find, at great value prices and
with help from knowledgeable staff.”
The 2,070 sq ft store reflects Music Zone’s express
shopping experience which combines store size, location,
layout and product choice to create a smart, easy and
time-saving way to buy great value music and DVDs.
Southport brings the number of stores in Music Zone’s
North West heartland to 28 in a national network of 56.
Music Zone currently employs more than 500 people and
annual sales for the financial year to June were £85m.
The company’s overall strategy is to grow its store
network to 100 and double sales to £150m in the next
Derailed Train at Central Station, Liverpool
MERSEYSIDE Police where
informed at about 6pm on the 26 October about a Wirral
bound train that had been de-railed. The train, was
de-railed about 200m from Central Station between Lime
Street and Central.
Police officers attended the scene with other members of
the emergency services and implemented a multi agency
strategy to deal with the incident.
119 people and a dog
on the train had been taken to safety. Two elderly
people who were treated at the scene by paramedics. A
guard from the train reported a minor neck injury and
was taken to hospital for a check up.
investigation into the incident is now being conducted.