LOCAL MP JOHN PUGH BACKS REACT CAMPAIGN
MP, John Pugh has signed an Early Day Motion, against Michael Gove's
decision to omit RE from the list of key humanities subjects in the
new English Baccalaureate. He joins a host of celebrities, top
academics, Church leaders and MPs who have already signed up to
support RE.ACT agenda.
The aim of the campaign RE.ACT: putting religious education at the
heart of humanities is to mobilise the Christian community to put
pressure on Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP to include GCSE RE in the
English Baccalaureate curriculum.
Pugh joins over 90,000 people who have joined the campaign UK wide.
The drive encourages people to sign up to the petition
online, and to write to their
local MPs on Religious Education, asking them to not only support
the Early Day Motion 1375- RE and the English Baccalaureate but to
ultimately put pressure on the Government to make RE an educational
priority once again.
To date, over 83 MPs have signed the Early Day Motion1375.
The campaign organised by Premier Christian Media and which also
includes prominent Christian voices including Rt. Revd John
Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, Professor Trevor Cooling, Bishop Dr.
Joe Aldred and Steve Clifford, General Director, Evangelical
Alliance and Nola Leach, Chief Executive of CARE.
Peter Kerridge, CEO of Premier Christian Media Group said:-
“The campaign is gaining more supporters by the day. This is an
issue that’s close to everyone’s heart, whether you’re a Christian,
Muslim or Hindu, we need our kids to learn about their neighbours
and squash this escalating cycle of religious illiteracy.”
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Liverpool Sound City Announced Day By Day Programming
Sound City has just announced its full day-by-day programming as the
city-based festival takes over the UK’s music capital this May for a
music, arts and cultural showcase like no other.
Another batch of names have just been announced too, including
Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Computers, Ghosting Season (former
worriedaboutsatan), Our Mountain (Australia), DZ//Deathrays
(Australia), Woodhands (Canada), Marques Toliver, The Big House,
Maverick Sabre and Funeral Suits to go with the 300+ bands already
taking part at the spectacular city-centre festival.
David Pichilingi, the festival’s director, says that:- “This
year we have again produced a world-class festival line-up that is
reflected in the scope of artists we are bringing to Liverpool in
May. We have continued our diverse programming to include people
from all over the world converging on our city for a true showcase
of some of the hottest talent out there and many of the next
generation of stars who you will see breaking through the ranks in
the coming months. It’s great to be back in so many iconic venues,
not least returning to one of my person favourites, St George’s
Hall, but also for the first time the Cathedral Crypt and the
spectacular Bombed Out Church setting too. Also this is the first
time we are going fully for one wristband gaining entry to every
show, or single day passes for those who wish to pick and choose who
they want to see of if time is tight. All offer incredible value for
To find out more information and for the full LSC gig programming,
Toxteth Church invites couples to renew vows on Royal Wedding eve
re-opened church in Toxteth is inviting couples to renew their vows
on the eve of the royal wedding.
St James in the City, on Upper Parliament Street, is offering the
renewal of vows to all couples, but is particularly interested in
attracting those who married in the church before 1972, when the
church first closed. Some couples may have moved out of the area
since then, but they are warmly invited back.
The church re-opened in 2009, and has since secured a funding boost
of £407,343 from English Heritage for key renovations to the roof.
There are also plans to expand and build community facilities.
The renewal of vows service will take place at 7.30pm on 28 April
2011, the night before the royal wedding, with a drinks reception
from 7.15pm. Couples can come on their own or bring family and
friends along and opt for a celebratory meal at 60 Hope Street after
Couples are also asked to bring along photographs of themselves from
their wedding day and throughout their marriage, to be used in the
service. The first wedding at the church since it re-opened is also
due to take place in May 2011.
Rev Neil Short, vicar at St James in the City said:- “With the
royal wedding coming up, marriage is very much in people’s minds. We
wanted to hold this renewal service the night before the royal
wedding for those who want to thank God for the past, admit mistakes
made, and look to the future with hope and optimism. We would
especially love to welcome couples who married here first time
around, before the church’s closure in 1972. The idea of renewal is
very much in keeping with what we are doing at St James in the City,
as we contemplate the church’s past and look at how we can serve the
community in the future. We hope that couples who married here will
enjoy coming back and seeing what the future holds for the church as
they also look to their own future together.”
To book your place at the renewal service please contact Rev Neil
Short on:- 0151 708 8559 or via
email before Wednesday, 20 April 2011, at the latest.
DEMICK INSTRUCTS NOLAN REDSHAW ON SOUTHPORT INDUSTRIAL SITE
based Demick Shipping has appointed North West independent property
consultant, Nolan Redshaw, to market an industrial site in
Southport, Merseyside. The site, which offers 15,000 sq ft of
industrial accommodation with a large secure yard, is situated on
Crowland Street Industrial Estate in Southport. Demick is looking to
dispose of its long leasehold interest or, alternatively, may
consider sub-letting the property. The premises are in a high
profile position within the estate and offer easy access to
Southport town centre and the motorway network. On the instruction,
Mike Redshaw, Director of Nolan Redshaw, said:- “This site has
excellent potential and we believe that it would be of great appeal
to builders’ merchants, trade counters and all industrial type
users. We expect to see strong interest in the site.” So
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