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22 July 2009
Steven Gerrard at Liverpool Crown Court
THE debate is
going on, outside and inside the court, as to what happened in the
early hours of 29 December 2009, in the Lounge Inn in Southport. As
of 22 July 2009, the Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard has now
admitted throwing three punches during a row over music in a club,
but said only one connected. This affair is set to rumble on now for
the rest of the week, with national and international focus being
placed on the footballer and also on Southport, so we will bring you
a round up next week, if all goes to plan. For now these are a few
snaps taken at outside Liverpool Crown Court, of Steven Gerrard and
the awaiting press and fans...
Motorbike Rider & Motorbike In A Hairdressers!
WHAT the ****?
Is that a motor bike and rider in the Hairdressers? Yes, Formula One
motor bike rider, Darren Cooper, took his bike out for a spin a few
days ago and popped in to say, "Hi" to his sponsor and
long standing friend; Scott of Scott Charles Hairdressers in
Tarleton. As we had popped in, they could not resist a photo
shoot... "The sponsorship support from Scott will help raise
my racer profile on a broad national scale helping to attract more
sponsors. For that reason I would like to, in turn, help Scott to
raise his company profile and help launch his new line of Hair
products." said a very enthusiastic Darren. So how could we
say no to such a mad set of photos! In the next edition we will be
including a few more images up and running a competition, thanks to
Scott Charles Hairdressers. So keep an eye out! For more information
about Scott Charles Hairdressers, visit:-
EURO-MP BUZZING TO PUT BEES FIRST!
A North West Euro-MP
has used his first question of the new term at the European
Parliament to highlight the plight of British bees. In the
last two years bee numbers have declined by 15% to 30% and the
Government recently announced funding of around £2 million this year
to study the decline. Liberal Democrat Chris Davies MEP wants
the European Commission to consider banning a class of insecticides
called neonicotinoids that are used to protect plants from insects.
Neonicotinoid use has been linked to bees dying which has led to its
use being severely restricted in both France and Germany.
Davies said:- "The Commission needs to consider a ban on these
chemicals before the bee decline starts showing up in food
shortages. Better to take action now as a precaution than risk the
destruction of bee colonies because we left it too late. Protecting
the environment isn't just about the big visible changes like the
melting ice in Greenland or the pollution in our atmosphere, it's
also about protecting the tiny creatures who keep our plants growing
and our world running. Insects may be unloved by some people but
they are indispensible to our way of life." Bees are
believed to contribute £120 million per year in direct economic
benefits to Britain by pollinating commercial crops. Without bees,
many food crops would die out completely as plants such as
watermelons, brazil nuts and vanilla cannot reproduce without the
help of bees. About a third of the food we eat comes from plants
pollinated partly or exclusively by bees. In recent years
scientists have been trying to discover the reasons why bees have
been disappearing in large numbers. Many studies currently focus on
the varroa mite, a parasite of bees that weakens colonies by feeding
on the bees themselves. Neonicotinoids are less studied despite
evidence from Germany and France in particular that they can cause
bee colony numbers to collapse.
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