MY VALENTINE - ONCE AGAIN!
Valentine’s day looms large, couples will be celebrating while
singletons across the region will be glad when it’s all over. But
for those who have once loved, lost and rekindled their passions,
next week’s celebrations may be reminiscent of teenage Valentine’s
Days when it felt like love really did conquer all.
If you are part of a couple that has been reunited after a minimum
separation of at least 5 years then student psychologist from Edge
Hill University Gill Elliott would like to hear from you. Gill is
investigating what psychological effects result with being reunited
with lost loves, either through the popular Friends Reunited web
site, or by any other means. Gill said:- “At one time
the process of tracking down lost loves was an arduous one but now
it’s all too easy - with the click of a button a lost love can be
found and contacted again.”
Gill started her research in October last year and has already
interviewed some willing participants for her study, although she
would still like to hear from others who have a story to tell.
“My final project needs to be completed by the end of April so
I‘m still keen to speak to people of any age group in the north west
region who have been reunited with someone who they were previously
in love with, but had lost contact for at least 5 years.”
If you are interested in helping Gill in her research contact
Tel: 079577 45563 or call the psychology office on 01695 584245.
Gill will arrange a convenient time for participants to visit the
University for an informal and confidential interview lasting
approximately one hour. In return they will receive a copy of the
research findings at the end of the project.
we have our equipment back, please?
EVERY day the
Trust lends patients pieces of equipment to help with their
recovery. Every day we ask them to bring them back when they have
finished with them. Every day some of this equipment gets put into
cupboards-under-the-stairs, backs of wardrobes, behind sofas and
into garden sheds. We know this because unfortunately they do not
come back to us. So please, can we have them back?
Jean Axon, Manager of the Physiotherapy Department said:- "We
are of course always happy to lend equipment to patients who need it
to help with their recovery. However, it costs a lot of money, so we
ask that when people no longer need the equipment, they think of
others who might need it after them and return it to the hospital.
Even if people have had the equipment for some time we ask them to
please bring it back."
Patients can return equipment that is in good condition to the
physiotherapy departments at Southport Formby District General
Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport or Ormskirk and District General
Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk. Or just bring it to the reception
desks and we will make sure it gets to where it should go.
Kids’ tournament set to be a smash hit
SOME OF the
region’s best young tennis stars will be serving up a treat in
Liverpool next week. The city is welcoming more than 140
players for the inaugural City of Liverpool Junior Tennis
It will give people the chance to see some of the potential tennis
stars of the future in action, including the UK top-15 ranked
Michael Ajibade. Michael, who comes from Ormskirk but trains in
Liverpool, will be competing in the under-18s tournament. But
it’s not all about national stars. The tournament will feature
players of all abilities and ages, from under-10s to under 18s.
Organisers have been stunned by the huge number of entrants they
have received for what is the 1st tournament of its kind in
Liverpool. Players will be converging on Liverpool from towns and
cities across the North West, including Manchester, Preston,
Chester, Wigan, The Lake District and Wirral.
Council Leader Warren Bradley said:- “Our 1st ever Junior
Tennis Tournament has generated massive interest from players
throughout the region – and they’ll be serving up a real tennis
treat throughout the half-term holidays. Liverpool is one of
the only cities in Europe to have a year-round tennis programme and
we are fast becoming a centre of excellence in the sport. The
Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is a massive event,
attracting the biggest names from the sport - but we’re also
committed to investing in grass roots tennis and developing young
talent, and that’s what this junior tournament is all about.
I’m really excited about the event growing year-on-year and becoming
a major part of our annual sporting calendar.”
The City of Liverpool Junior Tennis Tournament.takes place at
Lifestyles Tennis Centre, Wavertree. The action begins on Monday 12
February, with finals day on Saturday 17 February.
Tennis Development Officer at the city council, Richard Snelson,
said:- “Liverpool’s tennis development programme is going from
strength to strength, and to attract so many youngsters for our 1st
ever youth tournament is the latest feather in our cap.
Liverpool is, of course, known as a football city, but we’re making
fantastic progress in tennis. We’re really investing in our
youngsters and we’re committed to developing home grown stars of the
future. This tournament gives everyone the chance to see
Liverpool’s brightest tennis talent competing against the cream of
the crop from around the North West.”
Ship & Anchor Pub
Patrick Trollope and Mark Lee where at the Ship and Anchor Pub on
Cable St, in Southport on Sunday 11 February 2007 conducing the
second quiz night. Questions where given out on all
types of topics from national and international news to local news,
music and sport. As well as a few general knowledge questions,
just put in to baffle some of the teams.
If you want to enter a team, it only
costs 50p a player, so it is a cheep and fun way to spend a Sunday
night. If you did not get to this one, well the next one will
be held at the same venue, on Sunday 25 February 2007.
around 7:30pm to around 9:30pm. If late we might be able to get you
up to speed....
The prizes will be:- Winning
team - 1 large juge of beer and
˝ of the
cash taken for entering the quiz, so the more people who
enter the more cash you win! For the worst their will be a