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Issue:- 10/11 March 2010

Capilla Bar

ON Saturday, 6 March 2010 we headed on down to capture the action at Southport's Capilla Bar, on Waverley Street. These are a few shots of the night. Keep an eye out for more information as to what is going on at the bar as we run up to Easter...

Peter Brown Craven Minor JFL Report
Week Ending 14 February 2010
Under 16's Billinge 1 Formby JSC A 0

THIS game was a great advertisement for youth football. It was a keenly contested affair.

Both teams matched each other shot for shot and attack for attack with each team equally unforgiving in defence. It was Billinge who shaded it with a downward header, after a great drive forward from joint Man of the Match Jacko, who fed Deano who in turn stood up a wonderful cross for Bradshaw to finish six yards out, after 46 minutes.

Formby should count themselves unlucky not to come away with a point, just as Billinge did the week before. Football has a habit of evening itself out.

The game was great to watch for all concerned and it was Formby, who in the first half, seemed to have a monopoly on corners with six in all. Billinge with their greater height defended all of these comfortably.

The first shot of any note of the game took 25 minutes and it was Formby's from distance easily saved by the other joint man of the match Anthony. Billinge responded three minutes later with a shot from Chisnall at an angle after a one two with Peate inside the box.

Bradshaw also got in on the act two minutes later with an equally good save from the Formby keeper at an angle. Formby then went immediately down the other end and fashioned a chance from a tight angle to force Ant into a decent save

The half ended with a flourish with each team both trading good chances.

The second half started with the goal described after 46 minutes and thereafter Formby hit the bar on 64 minutes with much of the game condensed in midfield with Jacko shepherding the lively and intelligent Parrott well. The four changes Billinge made at half time at least brought on fresh legs on a heavy pitch and it was the extra manpower which allowed Billinge to take the points as Formby tired, having given everything. A brief flourish by the Formby team was mustered before full time throwing men forward with Ant pulling off two great saves from the two corners won on 72 and 78 minutes to wrap the points up for Billinge.


MORE than 585 people from Liverpool attended the Department of Health’s social care recruitment drive this week as part of a national campaign to recruit people to the sector.

The recruitment drive, which is touring across England, will raise awareness and understanding of the range of jobs within the social care sector and what working in social care involves.

The event came at the right time for Liverpool, coinciding with the release of research showing that more than 60 per cent of people in the city believe it’s important that their job makes a difference to other people’s lives, with almost a third claiming ‘the ability to help people’ is one of the most important factors in a job.

At the same time, 45% were on the fence about whether their current job helped them make a difference whilst nearly a 29 per cent were unsure about the satisfaction they’re getting from their existing jobs.

Attendees to the events held at Liverpool were given advice on finding social care jobs in the area, along with information on training and career progression opportunities. Local ambassadors from the sector were also on hand to chat about their experiences.

Care Services Minister Phil Hope said:- “It’s wonderful to see the people of Liverpool taking an interest in a career in social care. It’s a really rewarding career with plenty of scope for training and progression, flexible working hours and the opportunity of further qualifications. There are vacancies across the country for a whole range of jobs in social care, and anyone who is interested but missed the event can find out more by calling:- 0300 123 1100 or visiting:-

For more information on careers in social care or to find where additional events are being held go to:-

Is your area meeting the needs of its local lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community?

THE Lesbian & Gay Foundation's North West lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans strategy can help you meet the needs of your local LGB&T communities, and over the next few weeks we will be visiting Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester to let you know how the strategy can help you!  One year on from the launch of the North West lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans strategy – 'Breaking the Cycle', The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are visiting venues across the North West to focus on how we can encourage local authorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans voluntary and community groups and strategic networks to adopt the strategy and implement its recommendations; in order to create change and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across the region.  Darren Knight, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Development Manager explains:- "Still LGB&T equality is not yet established as a basic right, service providers, statutory organisations and others must recognise the areas of LGB&T need highlighted in the strategy - hate crime, housing and homelessness, young people, workplace, healthcare provision and legislation - and ensure that they have the services in place to meet those needs. If those services aren't in place, then we want those organisations to use the roadshow as an opportunity to find out more about the regional strategy and how it can help them meet the needs of their LGB&T communities."

So why not come along to one of our regional The Breaking the Cycle Road Shows:-

Cheshire - 15 March 2010, from 1pm to 4pm at the Police Headquarters on Clemonds Way, Oakmere Rd, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA

Lancashire - 17 March 2010, from 1pm to 4pm at the Preston Council Voluntary Services, Units 23/27 Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HR.

Merseyside - 18 March 2010 from 1pm to 4pm at the Epstein Learning and Development Centre, Rear of Premier Court, 26 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2BR

Cumbria - 22 March 2010 from 1pm to 4pm at the The Wave, Irish Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8AD.

Greater Manchester - 24 March 2010 from 1pm to 4pm, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 4th floor Princess House, 105 – 107 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD.

If you are unable to make the roadshow in your area; but would like to be involved, we would be more than happy for you to come along to an event in a different area. If you have any specific access or dietary requirements, please notify us in advance by 10 March 2010 to enable us to make provision. A light lunch will be provided at each roadshow event.

If you are interested in attending one of the road shows please contact Adam Winter on 0161 235 8023 or email  For more information on Breaking the Cycle - the North West lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans strategy visit:

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