and Mayoress Jailed
A former Mayor
and Mayoress of Sefton have been jailed for benefit fraud on Monday
3 December 2007 after a seven week long court case. The jury who
returned a majority guilty verdict on both charges against the
Walkers, learned how John and Catie Walker, had plundering almost
£37,000 in benefits.
The former Mayor, John Waker, 57, was handed by Liverpool Crown
Court a 15 month jail term for conspiracy to defraud £32,871 in
Disability Living Allowance. He was also given six months, running
concurrently, for conspiracy to defraud £4,000 in Income Support.
Judge Brian Lewis who handed the cupple their sentence said that
John and Catie Walker had shown a "disgraceful breach of
trust" adding that they had "shown no remorse".
The BEST Liverpool Santa Dash EVER!
again turned the streets of Liverpool into a carpet of red and white
the as participants donned the famous white beard and red outfit in
an effort to retain their own world record. Yes it was the official
Santa Dash 2007 in Liverpool City Centre took to the streets on
Sunday 3 December 2007. The aim was to get this years in the The
Guinness Book of Records and keep Liverpool as the home of the
planet’s biggest Santa Dash. This year Las Vegas was reported to
have had it's eyes on the record that was made by Liverpool in 2005
with over 3,921 runners taking part. This year Liverpool did it
again with over 6,000 runners in the main race allow. The Mini Dash
had over 1,000 taking part, despite early morning rain and a biting
strong wind. The event was aimed at rising cash for charities and
from what we could see, they must have raised thousands of pounds,
Well done to all who took part and if you want to find out about
what's next for the race why not visit the official Santa Dash
PS. Father Christmas, the reel one was in the race and we would
like to know if any of the children spotted him.
....The BEST Liverpool Santa Dash EVER! continued....
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