Man arrested on
suspicion of FA Cup ticket theft
IN the afternoon of 11 May 2006 a
36 year old man from Anfield was arrested on suspicion of theft. The
arrest follows the theft of FA Cup final tickets last Friday (5 May
2006). He is being was held at a police station on Merseyside and
questioned. Officers also executed two search warrants at two
other addresses in the Anfield area of Liverpool, where a postal
uniform, CS gas canister and a machete were recovered.
support National Breastfeeding Awareness Week
AS PART of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, midwives
from Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be giving advice
to new mothers at Mothercare at Aintree Retail Park. They will be at
the store on the afternoons of Monday 15 May and Friday 19 May.
National Breastfeeding Awareness Week will run from Sunday 14 May to
Saturday 20 May.
Carole Brazier, Maternity Co-ordinator at the Trust said:-
"National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, which has been running since
1993, aims to help raise awareness with potential mums and dads on
the benefits to both mum and baby of breastfeeding. It also hopes to
raise public awareness and make breastfeeding more acceptable and
for public places such as shops and public buildings to be more
accommodating to mums who breastfeed. The public toilet is not an
acceptable place to have to feed a baby, more changing facilities
are now provided for dads as it is accepted that they take a part in
bringing up baby, but the same level of facilities aren't always
provided for mums to feed. Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of
breast and ovarian cancer in women and help prevent infections,
obesity, diabetes and dental cavities in babies and children."
There are currently breastfeeding support groups in West Lancashire
in Burscough, run by the health visitors and Midwives, and in
Skelmersdale facilitated by Sure Start*. The one in Burscough opened
last week and new members, both postnatal and antenatal mums, are
very welcome. It is held on a Tuesday at 11 am, at Burscough Health
Centre, Stanley Court, Burscough. Mums, health visitors and midwives
offer support to each other in an informal setting. Our midwives are
also involved with teaching the junior doctors through the West
Lancashire Breastfeeding strategy group.
* Sure Start is the government programme to deliver the best start
in life for every child. We bring together, early education,
childcare, health and family support.
Statue on the Move
THE statue honouring the founders of the Littlewoods empire
has been move to its new home. The bronze memorial to
Sir John and Cecil Moores is to be moved from Church Street to Old
Its move is in advance of the major work starting to improve Church
Street and Lord Street as part of the £73m City Centre Movement
Strategy which is improving the roads and public areas of the city
centre. The strategy is being implemented by partners Liverpool City
Council, Liverpool Vision, and Merseytravel.
The Moores statue, designed by Tom Murphy, was unveiled in 1996
outside the Littlewoods shop. It was commissioned by Littlewoods to
mark the centenary of Sir John Moores' birth.
On Friday 12 May a large crane hoisted it to its
new location outside the Littlewoods head office at 100 Old Hall
"There is an enormous amount of work which is taking place and
due to take place in Church street. It will
make the main retail area a far more welcoming and attractive place
to visit. However, clearly this statue cannot stay in place
while the work is taking place. It has to be moved to avoid any
damage and to allow the work to go unimpeded. We thought about
putting it in storage and then putting it back in Church Street but
the reason why it is in its current location has disappeared with
the closure of the Littlewoods shop. It is far more appropriate that
it moves to somewhere with a link to Littlewoods and the Moores
family and Old Hall Street is the ideal place." said Councillor Mike
Storey, Executive Member for Special Initiatives.
Work on Church Street and Lord Street will cost £5.5 million and has
been funded by Liverpool City Council, the NorthWest Development
Agency, the European Regional Development Fund, and Cityfocus.
It will provide new high quality granite paving, new street
lighting, new benches and litter bins and tree planting.
It is based on a theme - 'The Ribbons of Life' - representing
the social, cultural and economic aspects of Liverpool and its
people. The ribbon theme will be visible in the paving and the
street furniture. Sculptural elements will also reflect this theme.