A quick review of 2007!
year has been full of surprises for anyone in the media. It
started with snowstorms, which hit the UK in January, dubbed
by many media outlets as "The Big Chill". That
led into one of the most unpredictable years on record for
weather forecasters throughout the world. In June, large
parts of the UK were covered in water, which affected
businesses all over the UK, including taking our paper off
line! Luckily for us, our server problem was fixed very
quickly, but sadly, for thousands of families, their
situations were not going to be as easily resolved. Many
folk are still cleaning up and that is set to go on well
into 2008. Then nationally and locally, the longest running
story which now seems likely to continue well into 2008, was
that of the missing three year old Madeleine McCann. In
June, the UK was again disturbed because of yet more terror
attacks. In August 2007, it felt like it was 1 April all
over again, when headlines announced that a craft, inspired
by the cartoon "The Jetsons", was to go into
production. 2007 also had headlines stating, "Flying
Saucers Go into Production" after a California
company announced the production of the M200G, saying that
its "ultimate off-road vehicle" could start as
low as £44,340! But that was not all. Nationally in Sport,
the year was full of ups and downs in most major areas. In
politics, who could forget that in June, Tony Blair stepped
down... and don't go into the cash for honours...... Then
followed the election that was never called. October 2007
had the press pack returning to the story of "Diana's
Last Moments". It was also the year that
confidential information held on many of our citizens has
been lost by a variety of agencies. This has led many people
to fear the outcome of this relentless expansion of private
material being accumulated about us all. So, yes, nationally
and internationally the year has been full of surprises.
2007 was also the 800th Birthday of Liverpool, but again
this was tarnished with tragedy.
2007 for the Merseyside area has been just turbulent as the
weather. Look though our achieves and let us know what you
think was the best news story of the year.
Christmas to all our readers. We hope you have a safe and
enjoyable holiday and we wish you all the best for 2008. On
New Year's Eve, we will be out and about as usual, so please
say, "Hi" if you spot us in a venue near you!
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