23 year old
critical in hospital after shooting
A 23 year old has turned up
at a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to his left side after
Merseyside Police officers were called to Sefton Lane Industrial
Estate in Maghull at around 4.50pm this evening after reports of
shots being fired. The victim is described as critical, but his
condition is not thought to be life threatening at the time this
report was written. Detective Inspector Tom Keaton told the press
that:- "The incident has happened as rush hour was approaching
and we are sure there was a lot of traffic in and around the area at
the time. I would urge those who saw anything, no matter how
insignificant they might think it to be, to get in touch with our
officers. Any information you can give could be key in finding those
responsible." Detectives said it is too early to establish a
motive for the shooting and launched an investigation to identify
those responsible. Anyone who has information about the incident is
asked to contact Matrix on 0151 777 5699 or Crimestoppers
anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
Joanna Trollope Book Signing on Valentine’s day!
THE award winning best
selling author will be in
Formby Books, in Derbyshires, on
Chapel Lane, Formby on Valentines day (Thursday, 14 February 2012.)
on the day Joanna will be
promoting her stunning new hardback called:- "A Soldiers
Wife." This novel takes a keen look at
the home lives of the modern Army. What happens, these days, when
love and a vocation collide, head on?
Its is set around a character
called Major Dan Riley, who is in the British Army and on a 6 month
tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The looks at Major as he is about
to come home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The
outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months
of hell. But are they?
When he gets back can a man
trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how
will the family cope, if he can't?
How much, indeed, can Alexa, Dan's
wife, sacrifice her own needs and fulfilment to serve his commitment
to a way of life that demands everything not just of him, but of her
and the children as well?
As well as signing copies "A
Soldiers Wife." she will also be signing copies of the her
superb account of our history in "Britannia's Daughters."
So do not forget to take your
loved one to see the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author and
get a signed copy of her new book!
The event is from 12 noon to 2pm.
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Hardback; H:240; W:156; 320p.
BIC Subject Codes
Karen Potter Craven Minor
JFL - Results Week Ending 12 February 2012
THE weather coursed the
cancelation of many of the games and leaders Formby White were not
in action allowing Town Green to eat into their lead.
Great Crosby 1-5 Town Green
Birkdale United R v Formby JSC White
Town Green v Formby JSC Black
Birkdale United S v Southport FC Juniors
Redgate Rovers v Formby JSC White
Search for North West Stars in Deaf Communications
THE hunt for the North
West’s finest deaf communicators has begun as leading awarding body
Signature launches its 4th annual awards. Regional
nominations for the 2012 Signature Annual Awards, which recognises
those who are making a positive contribution to the lives of the
deaf community, opened on Wednesday, 8 February 2012. Forming
part of Signature’s celebrations to mark its 30th anniversary, the
2012 Signature Annual Awards; held later this year; is searching for
the brightest stars in deaf communications. Signature is
looking to uncover the inspirational stories behind teachers and
learners from across the North West who help to break down barriers
to communication that deaf and deafblind people regularly face.
Alongside honouring the talents of North West teachers and learners,
Signature is also looking for the individuals and organisations
worthy of its national awards including Community Spirit,
Communication Professional of the Year and the prestigious Joseph
Maitland Robinson Award for Outstanding Contribution.
Chief Executive of Signature, the leading provider of accredited
sign language qualifications, Jim Edwards, said:- "Since the
launch of the Signature Annual Awards in 2009 we have uncovered so
many inspirational North West individuals and organisations that
have shown a real passion for creating a society in which deaf and
deafblind people have full access. Given the fantastic work that is
being carried out across the country in improving deaf awareness I
am certain there is still a wealth of talent in the North West
waiting to be discovered. The 2012 awards will be an extra special
event for Signature as we celebrate our 30th year, so as well as
honouring the outstanding work of today we will also be
commemorating the progress of deaf communications over the past
In 2011 the Signature Annual Awards discovered the exceptional
achievements of people living across the region including Gary
Taylor from St Helen’s who won North West Teacher of the Year and
Blackpool’s Karen Watkin, who was North West Learner of the Year.
Nominations for the North West Teacher of the Year and Learner of
the Year awards can be submitted at:-
until Wednesday, 2 May 2012. Shortlisted nominees will then be
announced on 16 May 2012, with the regional winners being unveiled
on 13 June 2012. Each regional winner will progress to the
national final later this year when the UK’s Teacher of the Year and
Learner of the Year will be chosen.