Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2011
consortium, consisting of the UK’s principal Spinal Cord Injury
(SCI) charities, is launching a campaign in order to raise awareness
of spinal cord injury and the different ways in which the SIT
charities are supporting those people affected by it. The campaign
is set to coincide with the annual Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness
Day on Friday, 20 May 2011.
"We are so pleased that the five SIT charities are working closely
together to raise awareness of a condition which changes the lives
of the injured individual, their family and friends, and wider
community in a blink of an eye and can lead to incredible physical
and emotional trauma without the correct support network in place."
said Louise Wright, CEO, The Back-Up Trust.
The awareness campaign is based around the official website
focuses on providing general information about spinal cord injury,
detailed case studies on people living with the condition, how to
get involved with the campaign, and details about the five partner
"Getting the right support and information is vital for anyone
following a spinal cord injury. It still amazes me how little I knew
before I had my accident, and how little my friends and family still
know ten years on." - Dan Burden, Head of Public Affairs,
Spinal Injuries Association
Many Spinal Cord Injury Centres across the UK will mark the occasion
by holding Quiz Nights on 20 May to supported by SIT.
The events will not only help to raise awareness of SCI, but will
also allow newly injured individuals the chance to understand the
various support networks which exist for them.
Miles Kane for 10 date October tour
will embark on a 10 date tour of the UK in October. Starting in
Middlesbrough, the tour will take in shows in Sheffield, Glasgow and
Miles’ hometown Liverpool before ending at London’s Electric
Miles Kane’s debut album ‘Colour of the Trap’ was
released last week and has been heralded with rave reviews with Q
Magazine stating:- "It’s a little slab of pop perfection."
"He’s got style and presence." said the Times and MOJO added
that Miles is:- "fast becoming one of Britain’s landmark
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9am on Friday, 20 May 2011.
Tickets for the previously announced London Electric Ballroom are
For his live shows, Miles will be joined by his band, featuring Jay
Sharrock from The Sand Band on drums, singer-songwriter Eugene
McGuinness on vocals/rhythm guitar and Ben Parsons and Phil Anderson
from Cherry Ghost on keyboards and bass guitar.
Miles will be appearing as special guest to Arctic Monkeys at their
two Don Valley Bowl shows in June along with many festival
appearances throughout the summer.
Details of the October tour are below:-
Thursday, 13 October 2011 - MIDDLESBROUGH, Empire
Friday, 14 October 2011 - SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Saturday, 15 October 2011 - LEEDS, Met Uni
Monday, 17 October 2011 - COVENTRY, Kasbah
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 - BIRMINGHAM, HMV Library
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 - GLASGOW, Garage
Friday, 21 October 2011 - LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy
Saturday, 22 October 2011 - MANCHESTER, Ritz
Sunday, 23 October 2011 - CAMBRIDGE, Junction 1
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 - LONDON, Electric Ballroom
Southport Access For Everyone Update
meeting of the ‘Southport Access For Everyone’ forum
will be held at the Community Room of the Southport Fire Station at
the corner of Manchester Road and Lord Street, on Thursday, 26 May
2011 at 7.00 pm. People who experience access problems to the town's
facilities because of a disability are welcome to attend and discuss
their problems. The premises are fully accessible for wheelchair
users. Enquiries:- 01704 567046.
Public welcome at Trust board meeting
and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on
Wednesday, 25 May 2011, at 1pm. The meeting will be held in the
Board Room in the Corporate Management Office at Southport and
Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are welcome
to attend as observers. Anyone wishing to attend with a special
requirement should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704714.
Minutes of the last public board meeting March are available on the
Trust website at:-
Oaks Primary School takes root
WORK is on a
brand new primary school integral to the regeneration of north
Liverpool. Council Leader Joe Anderson has
join pupils and staff to help kick-start work on the Ł8.8 million
Four Oaks Primary School in Everton, on 19 May 2011.
The school will cater for all 259 existing pupils, and new children
moving into the area once regeneration proposals are fully
It was created last year from the federation of Hope Valley and
Breckfield Primary Schools, and is currently based in the former
Hope Valley building on Walton Breck Road. The building dates from
Victorian times and is not suited to modern teaching methods.
Under the proposals, a new two form entry state of the art primary
school with a 26 place nursery is being created on a new site at the
former Adam Street playground.
Councillor Joe Anderson said:- "This new school will be
located in the heart of the Anfield/Breckfield regeneration area and
is a key part of our plan to breathe new life into the area. It is
great news for the ongoing improvements we are making to the area,
and means that as more people move into the neighbourhood there will
be a top quality primary school for children to attend."
The 2 storey building has been designed by the city council’s design
joint venture partnership, 2020 Liverpool, around 2 large courtyards
and the main hall. It will also include dedicated areas for use by
local residents and community groups.
Outside there will be extensive play area - designed as a mini park,
and the first floor will have access to an internal "play
deck" with roof lights to let in large amounts of natural
light and sunshine.
Cabinet member for education, Councillor Jane Corbett, said:-
"This scheme will make a major difference to education for
generations of pupils, giving them a fantastic place to learn. It is
no more than the children and staff deserve."
Funding for the scheme has mainly come from the Primary Capital
Headteacher at Four Oaks, Sara Howard, said:- "The children
can’t wait to get into their new primary school and it is great news
that work is getting started. It will really enhance the learning
and enjoyment of our pupils, and the whole school community is
really excited about it."
The new school is expected to be completed in April 2012.