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05 August 2010
35,000 Workers Join
Sector Security Team
SECTOR Security Services Ltd, one
of the leading security solutions providers for private, commercial,
industrial and public sector enterprises in the North West, with
offices strategically located in Preston, Manchester and Leeds, has
recently recruited 35,000 new workers. All have been or will be part
of the Queen’s special security detail.
Whilst as dedicated and effective as Sector Security’s regular
security officers, their duties are far more diverse and far
reaching. Their specialist skills include honey production and
nursery nursing in addition to their security and environmental
duties. That’s right… they are bees.
Margaret Wilson, Sector Security Services Group Chairman has
installed a bee hive on the roof of their regional headquarters in
A keen bee keeper, Margaret already kept
bees at her home but with the bee population falling across the
United Kingdom Margaret, like many bee enthusiasts, is keen to do
all she can to help counter the effects of the mysterious Colony
Collapse Disorder (CCD) which is decimating so many colonies. CCD
occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only
queens, eggs and a few immature workers. The vanished bees are never
found, but thought to die singly far from home. The cause is still
unsubstantiated but potential culprits include mites, pesticides,
global warming, GM crops and even radiation from mobile phone
Margaret commented:- “This is not restricted to the UK, it is
a global phenomenon. The implications of the spread are alarming. We
are dependent on bees, most of the world's crops depend on
pollination by bees.The environmental importance of
bees cannot be overemphasised, Albert Einstein once said that if the
bees disappeared:- "man would have only four years of life left"
- alarming indeed!
Projects such as this are essential to help grow the bee population
and whilst Margaret and her more experienced beekeeping mentors, who
helped her through the trials and tribulations of installing the Bee
Haus, had quite an adventure with the installation and transfer of
the bees to their new home, the benefits certainly make it all
The new recruits at Sector Security will be doing their bit to fight
the falling numbers and protect our delicate eco-system. They will
also be producing the highest quality honey that is delicious and
stimulates the taste buds in addition to having powerful healing
attributes which have been harnessed by mankind for thousands of
years to heal cuts and as a cure for many ailments and diseases.
Honey not only fights infection and aids tissue healing, but also
helps reduce inflammation and scarring. It can also be used to treat
digestive problems such as diarrhoea, indigestion, stomach ulcers
Another health problem which honey can help is hay fever. People
with hay fever suffer particularly badly during dry periods with
high pollen counts. The solution is simple… sourcing and eating
honey from local bees. This is a long established traditional remedy
for hay fever. It is believed that by eating honey produced by local
bees, sufferers can protect their immune system to local pollens. A
point not lost on Margaret who used honey produced by her own bees
to cure her son’s hay fever, Dirk Wilson Managing Director at Sector
Margaret stresses that whilst the issue of colony collapse is a
serious one, bee keeping and honey production have brought her a
great deal of pleasure and many new friends along the way.
There are now three Sector Security
Services employees who help with the bee hives and all risk
assessment and Health and Safety regulations have been observed.
Two bee suits and a hat, veil and rubber gloves are kept adjacent to
the roof garden door, with antihistamine cream and tablets.
LETTERS TO EDITOR:- "DID YOU LOOSE YOUR CAMERA AT THE AINSDALE
"I hope you or your readers might be
able to help me contact the gentleman and / or his family who is the
owner of a camera that has been lost. The gentleman attended
the Ainsdale Show 2010 with (I assume) his family, and later
travelled to South Wales where his camera was found. I have
contacted the Tourist Information and local police, but it was not
reported lost. I have also made this request to Ainsdale
Horticultural Society and Ainsdale Police, but no news from them
either!!! There are over 150 pictures that will mean a lot to
the owner and I'm trying all avenues to track them down and return
it. The guy appears to be cuddling his Mum in some of the photo's
taken at the show
possibly with his sister and her children. Is there any way
that you could help re-unite them with the lost camera?" Steve
Editors note:- "We have kept Steve's contact email information
off at request so if you have any information, please contact us and
we will pass it on for you."
Field of Champions Set to Grace the Cromwell Course
British Par 3 Championship is set to welcome a field of professional
golfers that between them boast an incredible wealth of talent,
experience and most importantly titles. The calibre set to descend
upon Nailcote Hall includes winners of Majors, Ryder Cups, European
Tour events and European Senior’s Tour events.
The Championship has set the tone for the talent roster, playing on
the Cromwell Course, enlisting the illustrious Tony Jacklin CBE as
host for the four days at Nailcote Hall. The Englishman has a CV any
professional golfer would yearn for. Jacklin has featured in the
Ryder Cup 11-times, four of those as a non-playing captain and he
became the first captain to win on American soil capturing the title
in 1987 at Muirfield Village, Ohio. Not only did Jacklin win eight
times on the European Tour he had the strength and ability to
succeed where many Europeans couldn’t in the 1960’s and 70’s by
capturing both the Open Championship and the US Open Championship.
Carl Mason, course record holder at Nailcote Hall, will join Jacklin,
the Derbyshire-born golfer earnt himself two victories on the
European Tour both coming in 1994. In 2003 he started his incredible
journey on the European Senior’s Tour which has seen him become the
joint holder of the most titles on the tour with 23 victories. Mason
who has won the order of merit 3 times is joined by Tommy Horton who
shares the record for the most titles won on the European Senior’s
Tour. The 69-year-old had a decorated career on the European Tour
securing 4 titles as well as featuring in two Ryder Cups.
For the younger generation there is an array of talent with two
stars of the European Tour set to entertain the crowds on the
Cromwell Course. Graeme Storm has been a consistent performer on the
European Tour for several years and won his first ever European Tour
title at the French Open in 2007. Fellow European Tour player Oliver
Fisher will join Storm. The winner of the Faldo series in 2003, 2004
and 2005, the 21-year-old became the youngest player to play in the
Walker Cup at 17 years of age. They will be joined by the legend of
amateur golf and recently turned professional Gary Wolstenholme MBE.
The former two-time British Amateur Champion famously beat Tiger
Woods in 1995 in a Walker Cup singles match. The 49-year-old
featured for Great Britain and Ireland on six occasions in the
Walker Cup winning it four times.
This year’s field is littered with talent and the statistics do not
lie, in total there are 2 Major titles, 40 European Tour titles, 68
European Senior’s Tour titles, 4 PGA Titles, 2 British Amateur
Championships and one Ryder Cup. This field of champions will be
able to take home the Bobby Jones Trophy and add the title of
British Par 3 Championship winner 2010 to their name come 12 August
2010 at Nailcote Hall.
ON the fifth anniversary of her
death, detectives are continuing to appeal for information about the
murder of Lucy Hargreaves.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010, marks the anniversary of Lucy's death - and
Merseyside Police is continuing to offer a £25,000 reward for
information about this murder.
Lucy was a young mum, who had everything to live for. This year she
would have been celebrating her 27th birthday, instead Lucy was shot
dead at her Walton home. Merseyside Police remains steadfast in its
determination to bring Lucy's killers to justice. Hers was a
cold-blooded, brutal murder and Lucy was totally innocent of any
crime. Three men burst into her home on Lambourne Road, Walton in
the early hours of 3 August, 2005, they shot Lucy as she lay on the
sofa downstairs. Lucy's partner Gary and their two year-old daughter
were asleep upstairs.
Even as a toddler was heard crying upstairs, the offenders poured
petrol around the living room and hallway and set fire to the house.
Detectives believe the offenders would have been in no doubt they
were killing a young woman. Their callous actions would have claimed
the lives of two more people that night had Gary not escaped the
flames by jumping, with his daughter in his arms, from an upstairs
Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey said:- "We are as
determined as ever to bring the offenders to justice, for Lucy and
her family. Lucy was an innocent victim and our investigations into
her death are relentless. Five years on, I would hope that the
passing of time will enable people to search their consciences and
find the courage to come forward to tell us what they know. We
understand that people are sometimes reluctant to come forward in
the aftermath of such a serious crime as this, but Lucy was an
innocent victim. It's never too late. Any new information we are
given will be acted upon, I would strongly urge anyone who has any
information to come and speak to us now."
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to
call:- 0151 777 8617 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
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