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Issue:- 8 November  2012

MOBO Award's special easyJet flight

JLS with fans onboard the special flight

WE asked last week for people to keep their eyes out for MOBO Award VIP's and Andrew McConnell, who is the EasyJet's Press Office sent us theses 2 fantastic images in. They had been taken on the special easyJet flight from London Gatwick Airport to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. This MOBO flight carried boyband JLS and fans to the event in Liverpool, as part of an exclusive MOBO's sponsorship travel deal.

JLS arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.


A group of young Liverpool film-makers who produced their first short film which won this year’s Clapperboard Best Film award has been selected for exhibition at this year’s Co-operative Film Festival in Manchester.

The short winning film was judged by industry professionals, acclaimed award winning writer, Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People, Millions), award winning producer Nicola Shindler from Red Productions (The Syndicate, Scott and Bailey) and Benidorm actors, Tony Maudsley and Crissy Rock.

The film was made with a group of young men from Pinewood Training and produced in collaboration with Clapperboard UK and Comic Relief. The film tells the story of a young man, Anthony who’s desperate to find employment. He feels society mainly views him as a useless joke. After many attempts to find a job, he stumbles across a ‘clown for hire’ vacancy in a shop window and without hesitation he lands the job. But, is being a clown the perfect role or has he entered a world where many clowns have lost hope! The films have already been well received at regional premieres in Salford and Liverpool respectively.

Actor Tony Maudsley said:- "As one of this year’s Jury members, I’m not surprised to see this touching short film being selected for its first national film festival screening. I’m sure it will go on to win many more awards nationally and internationally."

Clapperboard Director Maureen Sinclair said:- "We’re delighted that already, this short film has been picked up so quickly by a recognised national Film Festival from the 12 shorts that we produced with some brilliant young talent from Merseyside and Salford as we’ve only just begun to distribute this year’s films."

Industry professionals such as writer Arthur Ellison (The Street, Moving On) actors Jessica Forrest, Jack McMullan (Waterloo Road) and Alice Barlow (Hollyoaks), creative directors, Jo Lewis, Amy Campbell, James Shaw, worked with the young filmmakers to develop their ideas from script to screen.

Talk by Andy McNab in aid of Help for Heroes - Photos
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THESE are a few more photographs taken at the Help for Heroes event at the Formby's Guild Hall, on 5 November 2012.

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