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9 December 2010
Exclusive Miss England 2010 Video Interview Online Soon!
THE 2010, Miss England was in
Southport on Thursday, 5 December 2010, with Miss Southport. Miss
England, known to her friends as Jessica Linley, is a law student
and has taken time out of her studies after winning the title. Our
editor, Patrick Trollope, quizzed both Abigale Bridgman (Miss
Southport 2010) and Jessica Linley about their experiences
throughout their year, with their titles. He also asked Jessica
about her views on student fees. You can play the video on our
online video site:-
Southport.TV very soon. For now
these are a few snaps taken by Patrick after the interview. Also we
hope to follow up; very soon, Jessica's views about photography...
If you are an existing model, beauty pageant contestant or a
complete newcomer to the world of modelling. If you like Southport
and want to show it...consider entering the Miss Southport
competition and should you win, you would gain a direct entry into
the Miss England competition. Applications are now being taken for
the 2011 competition, simply click on to
misssouthport.co.uk. But do
note that Miss Southport is, sadly, only open to girls who will be
aged 17 to 24 on 31 December 2011. For full rules, go to the Miss
Southport website or go to:-
missengland.info. In the words
of both contestants interviewed by us this year:- "It is an
amazing experience!" So what are you waiting for?
Did you know that
School Nativity play photos are 'not illegal'?
YES, that is correct! it is often
the case that schools ban press and also worse still parents from
taking snaps at local school Nativity plays. Both in fact are exempt
from data protection laws, yet some schools still quote it and stop
photos. In fact the Information Commissioner has said in a press
release to the media this week that parents should be free to
photograph their children in nativity plays! they should challenge
any schools or councils that try to stop them by quoting the data
protection laws, the Information Commissioner has said. Any shots
taken for the family album are exempt from the laws and parents and
friends of children in plays should:- "stand ready to
challenge any schools or councils that say 'Bah, Humbug' to a bit of
festive fun" said Christopher Graham Hamilton, campaign
director of civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch. He
also said to the media that:- "the Information Commissioner's
statement is a real victory for common sense. Having a child perform
at a school play or a festive concert is a very proud moment for
parents and is understandably a memory that many want to capture on
camera. Clearly, photographs simply taken for a family album are
exempt from data protection laws. I hope that people stop miss
quoting it! It is disappointing to hear that the myth that such
photos are forbidden by the Data Protection Act still prevails in
HARVESTER RAISES £50K TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
THE Otters Pool Harvester in
Liverpool has helped the family restaurant chain raise £50k for a
special children’s charity.
The grand total will go to Harvester’s nominated cause, Make-A-Wish
UK. The Salad & Grill chain has raised
more than £150,000 for the charity over the last three years.
Manager of the Otters Pool on Otters Pool Drive, David Ingham,
said:- “We feel proud to have played our part in raising such
a huge amount for Make-A-Wish because it is such a fantastic cause,
making a real difference to children and young people across the
country. We helped to raise the money by encouraging our guests to
make a £2 donation to the charity. Those who did so were entered
into a prize draw to win some amazing prizes, including a family
holiday to Disneyland Paris.”
Make-A-Wish helps children and young people with life-threatening
conditions by granting their magical wish. It was founded in the UK
in June 1986 and, since then, has granted over 6,300 wishes.
Karen England, Make-A-Wish Foundation®
UK’s Director of Fundraising, added:- “We were delighted to be
working with the Otters Pool Harvester for the fifth year running,
increasing awareness of our work as well as raising much needed
funds that will add magic to the lives of special children.
Make-A-Wish is a great charity to support and you can see directly
the real difference a donation brings to a child’s life.”
WIDNES VIKINGS GO
INTO BATTLE WITH HELP FROM MEDICASH
LEADING health care cash plan
provider Medicash has been announced as a new partner of Widnes
Vikings RLFC. The sponsorship deal will see the Medicash brand on
the kits for the 2011 season.
Next year’s away shirt will be officially launched later this week
at James Edwards Land Rover in Chester.
Medicash chief executive Sue Weir said:- “We are delighted to
become a partner of Widnes Vikings and are looking forward to what
will hopefully be a successful season. We will be working with other
associated partners to develop the Vikings Business Club and improve
and strengthen Vikings’ links with local companies and community
Liverpool based Medicash are also the official 2011 headline sponsor
of St Helens RLFC (Saints) having increased their level of
commitment with the club from 2010’s sponsorship deal.
Widnes Vikings chief executive Julie Gaskell said:- “We are
very excited to have Medicash on board for the 2011 campaign.
Sponsors’ support is crucial to ensure we can grow as a club and
achieve our goal of playing in the Super League.”
Widnes Vikings’ stadium, the Stobart Stadium Halton, will be used
next year by Saints for their home games whilst their new stadium is
Medicash has enjoyed a string of new business wins over the last
year. It is expected the increased exposure on the back of both the
Saints and Widnes Vikings deals will impact positively on take up of
cash plans amongst corporates and individuals across the North West.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT JOINS £650 MILLION
HOLIDAY Inn Express Liverpool
John Lennon Airport has unveiled its new look, as part of the
biggest re-launch in the hospitality industry, with a £650 million
investment across more than 3,200 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn
Express hotels worldwide.
The Holiday Inn re-launch means guests can expect a consistently
good experience at all Holiday Inn hotels. Announced in October
2007, the Holiday Inn re-launch is on track for completion by the
end of 2010. The re-launch delivers what matters most to guests – a
contemporary hotel with friendly service offering a great night’s
Creating a friendly informal service culture to help guests relax
and be themselves is a major part of the Holiday Inn re-launch. A
new training programme to cultivate this service culture has been
rolled out to all staff at re-launched Holiday Inn hotels including
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool John Lennon Airport now has a new look
and feel with new features including an upgraded lobby with a
de-cluttered front desk and a choice of soft or firm pillows. There
is also new lighting and signage.
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool John Lennon Airport is owned and
operated by Peel Leisure and has 100 rooms and three meeting rooms.
Louise Jones, general manager, Holiday Inn Express Liverpool John
Lennon Airport, said:- “At Holiday Inn we’re keeping our
heritage of creating a comfortable and relaxed environment for our
guests through our informal service culture. Together with our new
more contemporary look, we’re confident our guests will be suitably
Kirk Kinsell, IHG’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa,
said:- “The Holiday Inn re-launch focuses on what matters to
our guests – we know because we spoke to 18,000 of them before we
made a single decision. Re-launched hotels are already reaping the
benefits with a RevPAR (revenue per available room) outperformance
of between five and six per cent but more importantly guest
satisfaction is even higher at re-launched hotels.”
Re-launched hotels feature:-
► Upgraded and decluttered lobby areas
► A Holiday Inn scent and sound
► New bedding
► Upgraded showers and bathroom amenities
► New exterior lighting and landscaping
► New signage with the redesigned logo
► Stay Real training to create a friendly, informal service culture
Holiday Inn is supporting the re-launch with the £65 million Stay
You advertising campaign designed to show how guests can relax and
be themselves when staying at a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express.
The multi-media campaign features TV, press and online ads in the
UK, Germany and the US and press and online in France and Spain
breaking in September 2010.
In June 2009, Holiday Inn signed up as a sponsor to the London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG),
which owns the Holiday Inn brand, will provide LOCOG with capability
and expertise in the accommodation sector, supplying experienced
people to assist in the planning and operation of the Olympic
The Holiday Inn brand was founded by Kemmons Wilson in 1952 with the
first hotel opening in Memphis, Tennessee. 58 years on, Holiday Inn
and Holiday Inn Express are in 100 countries worldwide and welcome
over 100 million people every year. Around the world, three people
check into a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express every second.
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