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Issue Date:- 14/15 April 2009

The Last days of Southport's Gasometer

THE massive Gasometer has dominated the landscape for miles around and can be seen from Wales, Blackpool Tower, The Trough Of Bowland, Winter Hill and many other areas. This week the enormous structure is to start decreasing in size as it is demolished. Often dubbed as an eyesore, it will be interesting to see if many of us in years to come will miss the fact Southport will not stand out for miles and miles around... What are your memories about this structure?  Email us to our news room via:-

 Merseyside Marks The Hillsborough Tragedy

LIVERPOOL and surrounding areas in Merseyside are expected to be at a standstill at exactly 3.06pm GMT on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 to remember those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy. Sadly for many of the families of those who died in the disaster, their fight for justice goes on.

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WEEK three of our three-week competition/ticket Give-A-Way... Well done to the winners of last week's draw. Last week the question was:- "How many members of the Iron Maiden band are shown in the poster Flight 666 poster..." It was "6"... Thanks to Vue Cinema Southport we are able to offer yet another chance for you to get your hands on tickets...

This week we have another 2 pairs of tickets in our give away! Yes two winners for this weeks question...  Don't forget that this question is your last chance and it is... "What is the film's Vue Cinema release date in the UK?"

The rules are simple... Enter your full name, address, phone number to our email address:-, then give the answer to this week's easy question. You must be 15 or over and have ID, should you win, which shows your age. You cannot sell the tickets on or pass them on, so only enter if you can go! Closing date and time for this week's answer is 1pm GMT, 21 April 2009.

If you do not manage to win one of our tickets, no problem... you still have a bit of time to get a ticket. Tickets for Iron Maiden: Flight 666 are currently on sale and can be purchased, by calling 08712 240 240 or directly from participating cinemas. But they are selling fast!

To see our competition in last week's issue click here.

Please note that no employees or family of PBT Media Relations Ltd. PCBT Photography, Vue Entertainment, Arts Alliance Media, Phantom Music Management, Freud Communications and EMI Records can enter.  The cinema has the right to reject entry.

Rating:- {No-one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema}  Running time:- 112 minutes
Cast:- Iron Maiden   Released on:- 21/04/2009

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