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07 March 2002

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She is  a bully!  Yes, its you Miranda Schunke and your Comment articles, or so feedback tells us.
Pop Idol's Debut Single!

Pop Idol's Gareth Gates is to go head to head with George Michael with his 
debut single. Both stars' much anticipated records will be released on March 18. Michael's decision was a surprise to many as it was expected that the former Wham! star might change the release date of his comeback single 'Freeek' to avoid clashing. However, his record label Polydor has decided to stick with the planned schedule. Gareth's debut release will be a cover of the Righteous Brothers' hit 'Unchained Melody'.

The end for Eastender Steve Owen!

As Steve Owen departs from the set of Eastenders forever, in a nail biting car chase, it is revealed that life expectancy on Albert Square is at least 30 years less than the average in the UK. On average, characters only make it to 45-years-old. However, the survey, by Reader's Digest magazine, points out that they're better off than the hapless characters of Channel 4's Brookside, who live to an average age of just 24. That is 14 years younger than in Sierra Leone, the country with the worst 
life expectancy in the world. On average, Britons make it to 77. Untimely  deaths on Eastenders include Tiffany under the wheels of Frank's car, Cindy Beale in childbirth in prison and Ashley Cotton in a motorbike accident.

England's football manager is making a bid to break into the music industry this week with the release of the 'Sven-Goran Erikson Classical Collection' CD.  The Swede hopes to attract his adopted nation's sympathies by showing a taste for aged English composers such as Elgar, Delius and Purcell. Although he failed to remember the words to 'God Save The Queen' in his first match, fans must now be reconciled with the presence of patriotic melodies such as 'Rule Britannia' and 'Jerusalem' on the CD.  The three CD set starts with four Elgar works including 'Nimrod' from the Enigma variations and continues with
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'The Dam Busters March' and compositions from Coates, Holst and Handel. Anthony Anderson of Naxos music said the tunes, "very much reflect the themes of Sven's football life."  The presence of 'The Dam Busters March' has however been questioned. Some fear it could lead to tensions with opposition supporters if fans become attached to the tune. FA Chief Executive Adam Crozier said, "I worry about 80,000 drunken idiots doing the Dambusters when Germany come over here. We've got to cut it out."

S.T.I. Numbers are RISING!

The number of sexually transmitted infections (S.T.I.) detected in young people 
is rising dramatically, recent statistics have shown. According to figures from the Public Health Laboratory Service, S.T.I. figures have more than doubled in the United Kingdom over the last five years.  To raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases among young poeple the television soap opera, Hollyoaks, will soon be running a controversial storyline where one of the female stars will contract a sexually transmitted disease, an idea welcomed in a recent report from the British Medical Association.
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Formby Arts Festival 2002 is well underway.
This year's festival in Formby is well underway now.  Sponsors of the festival so far are:-

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Shorrocks Hill Nightclub, Formby,

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Formby Health Foods Store on Brows Lane, Formby,

Re-Aqua (at Just Beauty) on school Lane, Formby,

Boots on Chapel Lane, Formby,

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Confirmed acts so far are ABBA UK & Humphrey Lyttelton, Reckless, to name just some of them.  The event is to hit Formby in July so don't miss out, keep an eye on this site for more information!  

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