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Issue:- 19 August 2010

Call Centre’s Rude Call, Help UsTrack Them Down!

ON 17.07.2010 at 13:22, one of our phone lines was called by a call centre whose staff are not very professional in our view. We get lots of scam calls reported and other annoying calls, but this one had us, and also BT, very puzzled, if not shocked, at just how unprofessional the caller is. Our answer phone recorded it all and we have opted to distributing the message as a warning and also to try find out who contacted us. We would have called back to lodge a warning but because the number used blocks incoming calls, we are unable do so.

The number that called was 08454349395.

If you play the audio below, be warned, it is adult in nature.

We would like to know who the firm is so we can pass it on to BT. Sadly, as it is not BT number, they can’t trace it.

Email us to:- if you have any leads... and also  have listed this number as problem callers.


MERSEYSIDE Police Officers in Liverpool North are appealing for information following an incident at Lloyds Chemist, Townsend Lane, Anfield.   Officers were called after a burglary at the premises at around 1am, Sunday, 15 August 2010. It is thought that two men broke into the chemist and stole a large quantity of drugs and a quantity of cash.  The stolen drugs include methadone and high strength pain-killers.  Enquiries are ongoing in the area and CCTV is being sought.  Detective Inspector Paul Mann said:- "I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward and contact police. It goes without saying, you shouldn't take anything that is not prescribed for you but I would urge anyone who has been offered such items in the last day or so, to come forward and let us know. Some of these drugs are very strong and in the wrong hands, can prove fatal."  Townsend Lane is a busy road even at that time of the morning, if you saw anything suspicious or have any information about this incident, please contact officers on:- 0151 777 4061 or you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.  All of the stolen drugs are labelled and include:-  11 litres of methadone; Morphine; Diamorphine; Oxycocone pain-killers; Fentayl pain-killers; Alsentanil pain-killers.

National Golf Club Challenge to double in size next year

AFTER a successful launch year in 2010, The National Golf Club Challenge will double in size in 2011 with a new event in support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, working in partnership with Cancer Research UK.  The organisation's Help For Heroes 2011 event will take place on the weekend of 4 June to 5 June 2011, with a new nationwide Seve Ballesteros Foundation event on the 23 July to 24 July 2010 weekend.

Speaking of his support for the new nationwide event, Seve Ballesteros comments:- "I have always admired and loved British people. Their support during the toughest match of my life is very special. I am proud to be involved in the National Golf Club Challenge and I hope golf clubs throughout the UK will take part to raise funds for The Seve Ballesteros Foundation, in partnership with Cancer Research UK. By signing up to the challenge, clubs all over the UK can enjoy the sport while raising money for brain cancer research."

2010's National Golf Club Challenge brought hundreds of golf clubs and thousands of golfers together on the same weekend in
July as part of a nationwide fundraiser, with each participating golf club hosting their own charity golf day in aid of Help for Heroes.

In 2011 the two National Golf Club Challenge competitions are designed to coincide with participating golf club's monthly Stableford event, with each club turning the day into their own charity golf day. Competing clubs submit aggregate scores from their 10 best players on the day. This then determines the top scoring golf clubs against standard scratch, who will be invited to compete in a climactic National Final for each event.

"The inaugural National Golf Club Challenge event has been an outstanding success, exceeding everyone's expectations. The great British golfing community have supported the event in their thousands. With this in mind, we are looking forward to doubling our efforts in 2011 in order to stage two challenge events - in support of two very worthy charities."
commented Event Director, Stacey Jeffries.

Seve Ballesteros, whom many consider to be the greatest golfer ever to play the European Tour, set up the Seve Ballesteros Foundation in 2009 and works in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for the charity's world class research into cancers of the brain. 

The five-time Major winner continues to be an inspiration in his personal life as much as he was during his professional career. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after collapsing at Madrid Airport. Having undergone four operations, intensive chemotherapy and a six-week course of radiotherapy, Seve is now fighting back with the same grit and determination we have seen from him on the golf course.  For more information on The National Golf Club Challenge, including how to enter your golf club for either or both of the 2011 events, go to:- or

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