Tranmere Rovers FC 0,
Liverpool FC 1
Report and Pictures by Sally
A sell out crowd of 15,000 saw
Tranmere Rovers entertain a strong Liverpool team in this pre-season
friendly at Prenton Park.
Daniel Agger made a welcome return to defence after a long standing
foot injury. New Signing goal keeper Dieger Cavalieri and defender
Philip Degen both played the full 2nd half 45 minutes.
A goal before half time settled the match, Yossi Behayoun's curling
shot from out wide beat Danny Coyne in the Tranmere goal.
Jamie Carragher was captain for the day and played the 1st half
along with Lucas Leiva. Talisman Steven Gerrard made an appearance
for the last 20 minutes to the delight of the crowd.
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Are New Alt Flood Pumps
THE new flood protection for the Formby and Hightown area is
on its way, but the £2.75 million underground cable, linking with
the Altmouth Pumping Station, could be a waste of time during
floods. This shocking news comes after it was revealed that there
are no protection plans for the substation next to Downholland Brook
on the Formby Industrial Estate. Downholland Brook feeds into the
Alt, but should floodwaters reach it, the substation powering the
proposed cable could be flooded out, leaving only two pumps in
operation at the soon to be refurbished Pump House.
Councillor, Mike Coles believes Shrewsbury is a wake up call and a
reminder to the dangers of flooding. He feels that the substation at Downholland Brook is at risk of flooding. According to the
Environment Agency:- “The diesel powered generator on the site
would still be able to keep at least two storm pumps working, that
are capable of pumping out significant quantities of water.”
But that does still not answer Mike Coles fear. It also calls in
to question why we require the £2.75 million cable, if it is not a
problem should the substation flood.
However, a spokesman for
Scottish Power told the media:- “Our sub-stations are built to
a high specification and we haven’t experienced any major flooding
in the Formby area. We are not complacent however, and we have our
own risk assessment system in place, that examines potential risks.”
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Open golf and Tall Ships safety advice
MERSEYSIDE will be welcoming thousands of national and
international visitors over this week commencing 14 July, 2008.
The visitors will be converging on the region to watch the Open Golf
Championship, which is being held at Royal Birkdale, Southport,
between Thursday 17 July and 20 July 2008, and the Tall Ships event
in Liverpool and Wirral, between Thursday, 17 July 2008 and Sunday,
21 July 2008.
Throughout the last 12 months Merseyside Police has been working
with a host of other agencies, including Liverpool City Council,
Sefton Council, Wirral Council, The R&A and Merseytravel, to ensure
that visitors to both events have a safe and enjoyable time in the
Deputy Chief Constable Bernard Lawson, Merseyside Police, said:-
"People from all over the world will be coming to Southport,
Liverpool and Wirral next week and we want to ensure they have a
fabulous time watching the golf, or the Tall Ships Event. I'm sure
they will also enjoy the vibrant local nightlife.
We intend to ensure that visitors enjoy the lively atmosphere that
Southport, Liverpool and Wirral have to offer, but we also feel it
is essential that people understand there are certain standards to
be adhered to across Merseyside. Merseyside has an excellent record
in reducing crime and discouraging anti social behaviour. The police
will take every possible step to ensure people can enjoy the events
without disturbance. Last year Merseyside saw the biggest percentage
reduction in crime - a drop of 18 per cent, which means around
25,000 fewer victims of crime."
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"Officers will be on hand throughout Southport, Liverpool and
Wirral during both events to provide, help, advice and reassurance
throughout. Our firm, fair and friendly style of policing should
ensure that visitors enjoy the local amenities and nightlife."
Deputy Chief Constable Bernard Lawson, Merseyside Police.
Simple safety advice:-
Visitors are reminded to follow some simple safety advice to protect
themselves and their property.
* Protect wallets and purses by keeping them out of sight
* Do not leave property, including handbags, unattended
* Do not leave property on show in parked cars
* Immediately report any abandoned property to police
* When using your mobile phone be aware of your surroundings (those
attending the Open Golf Tournament should be aware that they will
not be able to take mobile phones on to the course)
Visitors to both events will be able to listen to regular updates on
Radio City 96.7, or Radio Merseyside 95.8.