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Issue:- 15 September  2011


ONLINE voting is now well underway to find the lucky Liverpool band who will perform at next year’s Mathew Street Festival.

Marston’s EPA, the sponsor of the iconic Superlambanana stage at this year’s city centre festival, asked up-and-coming bands to upload a video onto Youtube to be put up for the public vote.

Unsigned indie, rock and hip hop bands influenced by the music of the 80s and 90s with names like Young Influential, Deadbeat Echos, Post Romatics and Mr Ted – are pitching their finest original material against each other in a bid to become the next Zutons or Boo Radleys.

Rachel Whillock, EPA brand manager said:- "We’re delighted with the variety of entries, bands have put a lot of effort into this and it would be fantastic if as many people as possible could get involved in the voting. After all – we’ll all be watching them up on the stage next year (2012), so we wanted everyone to have a say!"

The competition follows on from Marston’s first taste of its 2 year sponsorship deal at the Mathew Street Festival.

Voting has now begun. The winners will secure a place on next year’s Superlambanana stage as well as the opportunity of gigs around the city. The voting ends next month on 2 October 2011.

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Wanted by Police

NORTHUMBRIA Police are asking the public for help in tracing a man they want to find after he breached the terms of his prison licence after failing to respond to bail on 25 July 25 2011.  Officers would like to locate Matthew Stewart Lovell age 34, from Liverpool. He is described as a white European, 5ft 11" tall, athletic build, tanned complexion, with brown eyes and short fair hair.  He was last seen in the Liverpool area on 25 July 2011, and his current whereabouts are unknown.   He has links with Guernsey, Liverpool and Spain.  Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Northumbria Police on:- 03456 043 043 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers free on:- 0800 555 111. Calls may be made anonymously and treated in the strictest of confidence.


MERSEYSIDE Police have confirm that a man's body reported to be in the River Mersey has been recovered.  The police were called to Otterspool Promenade, near to the Brittania pub on Riverside Drive, by a man and woman out walking at 2.15pm.  Police officers worked with other agencies, including Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, the Ambulance Serivce and the coast guard, to remove the body from the water at a more suitable point near the Pier Head.  Paramedics took the victim to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead by doctors shortly before 4pm.  Police are treating the death as unexplained and an investigation has been launched. The Coroner has also been informed.  It is believed the man is aged in his mid 40s or early 50s and enquiries are being made to identify who he is. He was wearing a red and black Adidas jacket, a blue Inter Milan football shirt, dark tracksuit bottoms and white Reebok trainers.  Anyone with information is asked to call St Anne Street CID on:- 0151 777 4064 or on:- 0151 777 4065.

Missing From Home - Patricia Anne Fullwood from Newport

GWENT police have issued an appeal for information to help locate missing Newport woman Patricia Anne Fullwood.  62 year old Patricia was reported missing by her family on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 and Police have concerns for her welfare as she is considered vulnerable.  Patricia is described as being 4 feet 11' tall and of slight build. She has short cropped copper/red colour hair which is shaved at the back. She has thick gold framed glasses.  There was a possible sighting of Patricia getting into a small silver car outside her home in Duffryn, Newport at around 6pm on Tuesday, 6 September 2011.  Anyone who sees Patricia or who has information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Gwent Police on:- 01633 838 111.


MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives who are investigating incidents of disorder in south Liverpool in the early hours of Tuesday, 9 August 2011 and the early hours of Wednesday, 10 August 2011, have released CCTV stills of possible offenders. The images relating to Smithdown Road were taken on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, while the images from Lodge Lane were taken on Wednesday, 10 August 2011.  The Force has set up a dedicated email address for anyone wanting to share information about those involved or submit their own images or footage of the disorder.   Anyone with information about the disorder or images of those involved are encouraged to contact the investigation team on:- 0151 709 6010 or via email.  Alternatively people who want to help anonymously can call Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

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