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Issue Date:- 19 May 2008

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 for more information.

His photographic skills will be very much missed.On 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:- "Burlesque Night"

"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."

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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 Road, Garston

►  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 issues.”

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.

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