WITNESS APPEAL: ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
- SUPERSAVER, PENDLE VIEW, NETHERTON
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses
after a shop on the Pendle estate in Netherton was subjected to an
attempted robbery on Sunday, 23 September 2012. Officers were called
to the Supersaver store in Pendle View at around 4pm by a staff
member reporting a man had entered the shop armed with a metal bar.
On arrival, officers found that damage had been caused to the inside
of the store and a window but no-one was injured. Staff were spoken
to and it was rstablished that the offender walked into the store
and demanded that the staff member open the till. When several other
members of staff come to their colleague's aid, the offender backed
out of the store, causing damage to window as left. Nothing was
stolen during the attempted robbery, but staff were left worried and
shaken. Detectives from Sefton CID are investigating and are
appealing for witnesses. The offender is described as white, aged in
his late teens, around 5ft 8ins tall and of skinny build. He was
wearing a bulky grey hooded top with the hood up and a black
baseball cap underneath and dark glasses. Netherton Neighbourhood
Inspector, Simon Thompson, said:- "This will have been a
terrifying incident for the shop staff and we are doing all we can
to maintain a visible Police presence in the area while colleagues
in CID try and track down the offender. We will not tolerate crimes
like this on Pendle or anywhere else in Netherton. The decent, law
abiding people on the Pendle estate will be as angry as we are that
a well-used community shop has been attacked and I would urge them
to have to courage to come forward if they know anything that can
help catch the offender."
ONE MORE CHANCE
BRINGS BENNY BACK TO LIFE
AFTER the success of his first single
‘Back To Life’, Benny Marchant is back with an album to be
proud of. ‘One More Chance’ is set for digital release
on 17 September 2012.
After his first single was chosen for the soundtrack of feature
length film ‘Crooked Arrows’, Benny Marchant is now
set to release the album from which it came ‘One More Chance’.
Having previously worked with Joe Chiccarelli (Radiohead, White
Stripes), Benny explored his pop inflections to produce an album
produced by Steve Sulikowski (Selena Gomez), full of sing-a-long pop
anthems, heartfelt love songs and heavier rock melodies.
The album also features collaborations with Michael Brauer
(Coldplay, John Mayer, Paul McCartney) and Kevin Killen (U2, Shawn
Colvin, Elvis Costello) creating an EP is chock-full of talent,
honesty and noteworthy performances.
Benny will embark on a promotional tour of the UK this Autumn,
taking in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and
Described as- “a cross between Tom Petty and Pearl Jam (no,
really)” by Los Angeles Magazine, Benny is looking forward
to crossing the pond again and sharing his distinctive sound.
For more information and to keep up-to-date on all things Benny
clarification on classic car rules, says Labour Euro MP
THE Labour Euro MP Brian Simpson, Chair of the
European Parliament's Transport Committee, has called for
clarification of media reports inaccurately claiming that classic
cars could be forced off the road under proposals put forward by the
According to articles in papers including the Metro and the Daily
Mail, the proposed legislation would make it "illegal"
for classic car owners to modify their vehicles, as any changes
would lead to a failed MOT test.
In fact, the legislation makes no reference to failing motorists on
their MOT tests on the basis of modifications.
Mr Simpson said that:- "Since the publication of these
proposals I have been contacted by many concerned car owners. I want
to reassure them that I believe classic and heritage cars are not
only a wonderful sight on the roads of the UK, but also a vital
element of our nation's heritage. I can assure classic car owners
that modifying their vehicles will not be prevented under this
Mr Simpson added:- "The Commission has recommended new laws
relating to how vehicles will be tested for roadworthiness. The laws
are designed to make it easier for MOT testing centres to complete
accurate assessments. They are not designed to force historic
vehicles off the road."
In order to get full clarification on the matter, Mr Simpson met
with Commission officials responsible for drafting the proposals.
The officials confirmed that the modification of historic vehicles
will still be possible, and on 17 September 2012, this was publicly
reiterated by the Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas, in a European
Parliament hearing chaired by Mr Simpson.
Following the meeting, Mr Simpson said:- "I was delighted to
welcome Commissioner Kallas to Parliament, where he publicly
confirmed that heritage vehicles will not be affected by these
proposals. Any changes will be about finding a good balance between
ensuring high standards of road safety and will not be about
preventing owners of historic and/or modified vehicles from
continuing to enjoy their pastime."
THIS is your chance to experience the Blue Planet
Aquarium when the lights go out and the attraction and animals come
ALIVE! Back by popular demand is SCAREIUM. This Terrifying Halloween
event is an evening of spooky encounters and
features the return of the Terror Tour* plus lots of new ghastly
encounters! Test their nerves against a series of
unexpected and terrifying encounters with a cast of creepy
characters. As well as the inaugural Terror Tours staff will
don their own frightful fancy dress and even the aquariums team of
divers will get in on the action with their very own
underwater deadly dive shows. The Scarium event will be on Monday,
29 October 2012 and Tuesday, 30 October 2012, from
7pm until 9.30pm. To book your tickets click
NOTE:- The Aquarium will be closed between 6pm and 7pm.
admission 8.30pm. Not suitable for children under 12 years.