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Issue:- 6 May / 5 May 2009

4 year old Chloe Fletcher found dead at her home
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MERSEYSIDE Police named the 4 year old girl who was found dead at her home in Wallasey in the early hours of this Wednesday, 29 April 2009 as Chloe Fletcher. At 1.42am, Merseyside Police received a phone call made from a public phone box on the corner of Poulton Road and Brentwood Street in Wallasey. After the call Officers then attended the address in Oakdale Avenue, Wallasey, where the body of Chloe was discovered. Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed anyone using the phone box at around 1.40am this morning or has any other information to call them on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A 22 year old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and is reported to be the mother.


THERE will be something to tickle the fancy of every young wildlife enthusiast when the RSPB’s Liverpool Wildlife Explorers Group, the ‘Liverbirds’ goes bird crazy on Tuesday, 12 May 2009.

The Group’s next meeting is packed full of exciting games, competitions, prizes and other stuff all about birds and other wildlife. Youngsters aged from six to 12 years old are welcome to join in the fun, along with their friends and families.

Fun and Feathers is at St Mary’s Church, Edge Hill, 4 Towerlands Road, Liverpool on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Entry costs just £1.50 (and only £1 for Wildlife Explorers Group members). There is no need to book - if you would like to come along just turn up. For more information please call the RSPB Wildlife Explorers Group on 07942 441305.

Wildlife Explorers Group Leader Samina Farooqi said:- “Wildlife is amazing - watching animals and learning about how they live is so much fun, it really is only fair that we let children in on the secret.”

Peel Airports considers partners at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

THE Peel Airports Group on 1 May 2009 confirmed they are in discussion with potential investors to become partners in the Group as it continues to invest in its Airports business.

Peel Airports, who own and operate three UK regional airports of Liverpool John Lennon, Doncaster Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley, also today announced a substantial terminal investment programme at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The new facilities are due to be completed in Autumn 2010. This will take the total investment from Peel into John Lennon Airport to over £150 million in 10 years.

Speaking on behalf of the Airport’s Group, Neil Pakey, Deputy CEO of Peel Airports said:- “Liverpool is now one of the UK’s ‘major’ airports and has been less affected by the current aviation slowdown than most other airports. Peel has grown the Airport from 0.7 million passengers to 5.4 million passengers in just over 10 years and it is well positioned for continued development."

The proposed developments at JLA will see a number of improvements for passengers, including the creation of approximately 1,500 sq.m of additional retail space, several new shop units and a new passenger security search area, with new, latest generation passenger screening equipment, aimed at reducing queuing times during peak periods.

The contemplation of a partner follows a number of approaches and is consistent with Peel's strategy of developing green field assets into attractive infrastructure investments.

Did you know?

Peel Airports was formed in 1997 following the acquisition of Liverpool Airport and the Airports division now comprises:-

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has in recent years been one of Europe’s fastest growing regional airports carrying almost 5.5 million passengers in 2008 with flights to over 60 destinations.

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is the UK’s newest commercial airport opening for its first commercial flight on 28 April 2005. The Airport handled almost 1 million passengers in 2008, with flights to approximately 40 destinations.

Durham Tees Valley Airport, of which Peel has a 75% shareholding, with 25% owned by the local authority operates a mix of business and leisure flights with a throughput in 2008 of 670,000 passengers.

City Airport (Manchester) is a business and general aviation airfield located just 5 Miles from Manchester City Centre with easy access to this and the surrounding regions and attractions.

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