Ship & Anchor Rock & Pop Nights!
THE Ship and Anchor,
Cable St. Southport are running rock nights on every Wednesdays
night. Rock on with us and party into the night! If Rock is to hard
for you we also have Saturday night Pop, so you can dance all the
latest hits... From 8 till close. Every other week there is a live
band followed by music!
DIGITAL UK APPOINTS NEW REGIONAL MANAGER FOR GRANADA SWITCHOVER
the independent body leading digital TV switchover in the UK, has
appointed Jo Waters as regional manager to oversee the Granada
Jo will engage with private and public bodies throughout the region
to help prepare its 3.2 million households for switchover. Recent
data has shown that although awareness of switchover is high across
the region, many people are still unsure about how to prepare and
the 2009 date for switchover in the region
Jo said:- “Granada is one of the first and largest regions to
be tasked with switchover. My main task will be to ensure the whole
community is aware of what this means and to make sure the region is
ready when we go live in 2009.”
Jo recently project managed the Noise Festival and art06 in the
north-west for Arts Council England. Prior to these roles, Jo spent
five years in press and public affairs at the BBC in Manchester and
six years as regional PR manager for the British Red Cross.
Granada region's switchover is starting in 2008 and ending in 2012,
TV services in the UK will go completely digital, region by region.
The UK’s old analogue television signal is being switched off and
replaced with a digital signal. This will create a fairer situation
in which everyone has access to a choice of affordable digital
services. Switchover will also allow the UK to remain a world leader
Eight in ten UK adults are now aware of digital TV switchover,
according to research from Digital UK and Ofcom.
In the Granada region:-
Understanding of what to do:- 57%
Date awareness:- 19%
more information about going digital.
Newhall pool makes a splash!
swimming pool is making waves with the local community following
Newhall Swimming Pool in Fazakerley, which attracts almost 1500
swimmers per week, has re-opened following four months of
Almost £175,000 has been spent transforming the reception area,
improving the existing changing rooms, creating a disabled
changing/shower room and toilet and sprucing up the pool.
Council leader Warren Bradley said:- “A lot of money has been
invested in refurbishing the Newhall pool, the old run down facility
has been given a new lease of life.
I would encourage everyone around the area to take advantage of this
We are committed to providing top quality leisure facilities for
people right across the city and our network of lifestyle’s leisure
facilities are attracting record numbers of visitors.”
The centre boasts an 18 metre pool, has a well established programme
of ‘learn to swim’ courses for adults and children,
aquafit sessions, general public swimming, 50+ clubs and GP referral
Young people under the age of 17 can use the pool and any of
Liverpool’s Lifestyles centres for free as part of the city
council’s pioneering leisure passes scheme.
Letters To The Editor:- "Lost Aircraft from WW2"
"I am doing
some research for a friend of mine who is a RAF archaeologist.
He is looking into the events surrounding an incident that took
place off Walney Island in Feb / March 1943, between a RAF Lysander
and an unknown ship.
The ship was waiting to go into Fleetwood, but the weather so bad
that the ships were waiting for the low cloud to lift.
Even the birds were not flying that day.
So any information on ship strikes around that day he would be
As would any information on weather reports by any of the ships on
My friend was flying a "Defiant" behind the pilot who was in the
"Lysander" so he can vouch for the weather, but he wants
independent testimony or proof of the weather on that day, which he
now believes to be the 11 February 1943.
Two airmen died in the collision and their names are known, this
research is to exonerate the pilots and gain more information on the
incident and make a full report of the events / weather surrounding
Any information of any kind would be very important to the research
and be gratefully received.
Your readers can contact me on 01772729329 or by
." Thanks, Colin Spibys.
Letters To The Editor:- "Missionary doctors"
"DRS. Caleb and
Louise King have been working as missionary doctors at Shyira
hospital in Rwanda for the past four years. They will be in
Formby over the Easter weekend, when they are on their way home to
the United States for a holiday.
Caleb and Louise will be giving a talk on their experiences in
Rwanda on Saturday evening, 7 April. They have some interesting
stories to tell.
St. Luke’s has been linked with the parish of Shyira for the past
five years. We have given support to the parish, schools and
hospital, and through our members visiting Shyira we have been
privileged to see the huge difference the King family has made to
the people of Shyira. They have brought hope to a community that had
none." Allan Hobson, Reader, St. Luke's Church.