Open Bank Holiday Monday!
ST Luke's Church in Formby,
Merseyside will be opening its doors on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 May
2008. In the Meeting Room will be cakes, crafts and plants for sale,
with breakfast, bacon rolls and light lunches as well as afternoon
tea, being served from 10am to 4pm. See
stlukes.merseyside.org/ for more
the day, a collection will be made to establish a prize fund for St
Luke's School pupils, in memory Allan Waplington.
Letters to Editor:-
"I am quite flabbergasted to have
seen your coverage of the Burlesque Night in Southport had a 15 tag
on it. Most kids would not know what Burlesque means, so they would
just skip over it!
The photographs of the event do
not, in my view, require a 15 logo, possibly you should have looked
at picking a 12 if you were rating it at all.
The photographs are very
tastefully done and the girls look stunning. I, myself, will be
looking forward to hearing when the next event will be. If you are
worried about the photographs, don't be, as they are no worse than
what you find in many clothing catalogues. Ok, they have a bit more
showmanship, sorry show woman in their poses, but we have all seen
many films with far worse on TV!
Don't be shy in future,,, have fun
and just put them on." Katie, aged 35. Liverpool.
Editor's note:- "Thank you for
your comment, we did it as we have young eyes on the site and we
thought it might get a few bad comments. I agree that it is no worse
than some things we have run in the past but, in this current
climate, I thought we should play safe than sorry."
If you have any views about this letter,
please let us know by emailing our news room to
This is the related link to story
mentioned in this letter:-
Tackling drug addiction in Liverpool
A SERIES of activities to
highlight the help and support available for people addicted to
drugs is taking place in Liverpool this week. As part of the
Home Office’s National Tackling Drugs Week, Citysafe, Liverpool’s
crime and disorder reduction partnership - has teamed up with the
Lighthouse Project and other organisations to run a number of events
from the 19 May 2008 to the 23 May 2008.
In Liverpool, the number of people in the criminal justice system
treated as part of the Drug Intervention Programme doubled to 896 in
2007/8, compared to 435 the year before. Information about how
to access drug treatment services will be available at the following
locations from 10am to 4pm:-
► Monday 19 May 2008 – Caribbean Centre, Amberley Street, Toxteth
► Tuesday 20 May 2008 – Speke Community Centre,
Conleach Road, Speke
► Wednesday 21 May 2008 – Croxteth Communiversity,
Altcross Road, Croxteth
► Thursday 22 May 2008 – Bridge Chapel, Heath
► Friday 23 May 2008 – The Haigh Building Student Union, John Moores
University, Maryland Street
Liverpool city council’s executive member for community safety,
Councillor Colin Eldridge, said:- “This week of activity is
designed to let people know about the help and support available to
treat drug addiction. People should not be afraid to ask for
assistance if they have a drugs problem and need assistance to get
their life back on track. Organisations such as the Lighthouse
Project and Mersey Care NHS Trust do an amazing job in turning
people’s lives around. This is an opportunity to spread the
word about the great work going on to tackle deep seated social
The week will culminate in a 5-a-side charity football tournament –
the Jacob Cup - organised by the Park View project at Peter Lloyd
Lifestyles Centre in Tuebrook on Friday, 23 May 2008 from 9am to 4pm. It is
being held in aid of Zoe’s Place hospice, with teams made up of many
of the city’s drug support groups.
Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said:- “National Tackling
Drugs Week is about highlighting the vital everyday work that goes
on everyday across the country to cut drug use. I want to
congratulate those who go that extra mile to help thwart drug supply
and encourage young people to stay away from drugs. We can
only do this through tough enforcement combined with powerful
education and drug awareness campaigns like FRANK, and, where
necessary, tailored treatment to get users off drugs for the benefit
of them, their families and their communities.”
Merseyside Police are also carrying out enforcement activity as part
of the week of action.
For more information about drug treatment services in Liverpool,
call 0151 530 2566.