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Date:- 27 August 2007

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3 BUSINESS executives from Liverpool have helped launch a jobs partnership, which will create 280 new jobs in Haydock Merseyside.  The Haydock Regeneration Partnership involves St Helens Council, the local Chamber of Commerce, Job centre Plus and Surestart and centres on a new Tesco superstore being built in the town.

More than 100 of the new full and part time jobs will go the long term unemployed, single parents and people who have been redundant. The jobs include everything from counter assistants, supervisors, security and warehouse staff and customer service.

Anfield man Steve Carroll of Merseyside training provider Crosby Training will deliver the retail training course over an 8 week period and the team have taken over a disused infants school in Haydock which will be the headquarters of the unique training programme designed to boost confidence and self esteem and teach people new skills, many of whom have been out of work for over 20 years.

Steve is working alongside colleague Diane Anders from Childwall and Job Centre plus executive Andrea Francis, who is from Maghull.  “This is a unique project and one which we are delighted to be involved" said Steve who has worked for Crosby Training for 11 years.  He is also an athletics coach for the Liverpool Harriers.

The new Tesco store, scheduled to open its doors in November, is being built on a site off Clipsley Avenue close to Haydock town centre.


AROUND 600,000 children will switch from primary to secondary schools this September (2007) – but the challenge facing parents should not be fitting kids for new shoes, but kitting them out for the journey between home and school, says the IAM Motoring Trust.

550 children and young people under 19 will lose their lives on the road this year, and a change of school is a major danger point for older age groups. In spite of high-profile reporting of violence among children, those aged between 5 and 14 are five times more likely to die in a road accident than be killed by criminal assault.

“Many children switching to junior or secondary schools will have begged parents to let them start the new term walking or cycling on their own.

Those starting 6th-form colleges may now be using mopeds, motorcycles or cars.  The change of journey, the distractions of new friends and different after-school clubs all put the lives of children at risk.  Parents can help children by using the last few days of the summer break to practise the route to school together two or three times, without the interruptions of friends. Help the child identify danger spots and pick safe crossing points before the start of term, and they will be better equipped when term begins.” says Neil Greig, director of the IAM Motoring Trust.

To help parents educate their children and establish safer road drill before the start of term the IAM Motoring Trust has published a safety guide which highlights dangers specific to different age groups, starting at 0 to 4 year olds and working up to 16 to 19 year olds, and advice on how to address them. The guide can be downloaded free from   Also check out our advert on Mersey Reporter.

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