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Issue:- 22 December  2011

Man dies after multiple RTC on Formby Bypass

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that one man in his late 60's, John Mottram, from Southport, was killed and a lady in her aged in her 60's had been seriously injured on the A565 Formby Bypass. The conditions at the time of the crash on 16 December 2011 had been bad and some road users said that it was "blizzard like." at the time (around 10am).  The elderly driver of the car that had careered off the road, had to be cut free from the vehicle by Merseyside Fire Service. Sadly he later died in Southport Hospital and the passenger his 65 year old wife, was also had to be cut free and taken to hospital for treatment. The last news we have about Mr Mottram's wife is that she remains in a serious condition in hospital.  3 other cars were also involved in the same collision. The 56 year old male driver of the Range Rover sustained minor injuries in the collision and was treated at the scene by Paramedics  He did not require hospital treatment.  He is reported to have stopped at the scene and is now helping Police with their enquiries. A 64 year old woman, in another car was also taken to Southport Hospital for a precautionary check-up.  Reports from Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire Service have also added that one of the other motorists involved was a 31 year old mother and her passengers, a 9 month old baby and 3 year old girl. All three had been taken to Alder Hey for precautionary check-ups. As a result of the crash both lanes on both sides of the bypass had to be closed. The old Southport Road was used as an alternative route by thousands of commuters travelling between Southport and Crosby for most of the day. They Bypass was reopened later that same night. 2 fire appliances and a rescue unit attended the scene for most of the day as well. Anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police's Roads Collision Investigation Team on:- 0151 777 5771 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555111.


Liverpool’s Ultimate Burlesque and Variety Show Returns With 3 Performances In 2012

FOLLOWING the sell out success of The Martini Lounge Burlesque in 2011 and Variety Show has announced not 1, but 3 new dates for the New Year (2012).  Tickets are now on sale for performances on Friday, 17 February, Friday, 20 April and Friday, 15 June 2012. All shows will take place at Zeligs, Liverpool ONE.

Widely regarded as the must-see Burlesque and Variety showcase in the UK, The Martini Lounge treasures the satire and performance art that evolved since Burlesque’s 19th Century origin. Audiences are invited to enjoy an impressive performance of glitz and glamour from a forgotten age.

Previous Martini Lounge performers include Miss Exotic World Winners and international burlesque stars such as Kitten de Ville (Los Angeles) Dirty Martini (New York) Beeby Rose (Amsterdam) and Roxy Diamond (Zurich), who have wooed audiences with their stunning routines alongside fabulous performances from the founder of the Martini Lounge, Liverpool’s own Millie Dollar and the one and only Fred Bear in his role as compére.

The Martini Lounge’s 2012 will start with a bang, with the now infamous Valentines Special on Friday, 17 February 2011, featuring burlesque starlet Dinah Might, ‘comic goddess’ Mysti Vine and Tricity Vogue, who is both beautiful and a dab hand with a ukulele, all wrapped up in a show which is sure to get the audience in the mood for love.

The glittering line ups for the April and June showcases with ‘Spring Fling’ and ‘Sizzlin' Summer’ themes are yet to be confirmed. However, both are sure to contain stunning performances from some of the globe’s best Burlesque stars courtesy of Liverpool’s most exciting Burlesque and Variety show.

Following each performance, Zeligs will stay open late for a Martini Lounge After Party for guests to soak up the atmosphere, mingle with the performers & other guests and enjoy delicious cocktails prepared by the fantastic Zeligs mixologists.

Producers have also introduced the ‘Martini Lounge Club’ were guests can buy tickets for 2 or more performances for a special, discounted rate. More information is available online.

Martini Lounge Founder Millie Dollar said:- "2011 has been an amazing year from us. It’s been a year in which we’ve gone from strength to strength with our past few shows all selling out well in advance. I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved and can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring. February’s show is already shaping up to be our best Valentines Showcase yet, I’m so excited to see Dinah Might perform in Liverpool and I’m currently speaking to some very exciting artists for April and June. If you haven’t experienced a Martini Lounge show yet, make it your New Year’s resolution to give it a try!"  You can book now by clicking:-

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