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Issue:- 2 May 2013

Time Travellers touch down at Spaceport

A new exhibition showing replica Doctor Who costume characters ranging from the 1970's up to the present day will launch at Spaceport on 4 May 2013.

The Time Travellers exhibition, in association with Hyde Fundraisers, features favourites including life size Daleks, Cybermen, a TARDIS display, a Sontaran and K9 – plus prop weapons and an activity area.

Spaceport, based at Seacombe Ferry Terminal in Wirral, hosts the spectacular exhibition throughout the summer, giving sci-fi fans a unique opportunity to experience the creative talents of Hyde Fundraisers in bringing some of the most iconic sci-fi characters to life.

Councillor Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel, which owns and operates Spaceport, said:- "Spaceport is the ideal home for this exciting new exhibit, which ideally compliments the fascinating factual displays about the Moon, our Solar System and the history of space exploration at Spaceport and we hope that people enjoy this new addition to our attraction."

Wayne Broughton, Secretary from Hyde Fundraisers added:- "This is our biggest exhibition to date and our dedicated team are delighted to be able to exhibit at Spaceport."

Hyde Fundraisers are a voluntary organisation who create replica characters from DR WHO, STAR WARS and other sci-fi programmes to raise funds for BBC Children In Need and other charities.

New exhibits will be joining the display throughout the duration of the exhibition including a scary Weeping Angel and the very latest version of The Daleks!

The exhibition runs from 4 May, until 1 September 2013.


Adult - £8.00
Child - £4.50 (5 -15 yrs)
Family - £20.50 ( 2 adults & 3 children)
Concession - £5.50

 Get Bowling for Bowels

A Southport crown green bowling club is looking for people to take part in a special Bowl for Bowels fundraising over June 2013.

Members of the Victoria Park Bowling Club in association with the South West U3A Network are organising a prize charity bowls competition on Thursday, 20 June 2013, starting at 1.30PM in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer. Entry £2 a head.

Beating Bowel Cancer works to save lives from the UK's second biggest cancer killer and all money raised from this fundraising event will be used to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and support patients and their families coping with the disease.

Event organiser, Ted Morrell, said:- "Members of both Victoria Park Bowling Club, Southport and the 12 local U3A Groups welcome this opportunity to help Beating Bowel Cancer achieve its aims. We hope for nice weather and a good turn out of players and spectators."

Community fundraiser, Rachel Thomas, said:- "Bowel cancer is a disease which affects so many people in the UK and all money raised at this event will be used to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and support patients and their families coping with the disease."

Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer because many patients are diagnosed too late. Each year more than 41,000 people across the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer. However, if diagnosed early over 90% of cases could be cured.

Anyone interested in taking part can contact Mr Morrell on:- 01704 574669 or via email.

For more information about Beating Bowel Cancer, including ways you can get involved in fundraising for the charity, visiting:- or call:- 08450 719 300.


WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information on the location of Allan Campbell aged 39. Officers are very keen to speak to Allan in relation to a number of canal boat burglaries which have occurred in Wiltshire and other force areas. He is described as white, 6' 2" tall, of proportionate build and has numerous tattoos on his arms, hands, chest and back. A photograph of Allan Campbell is attached. He has no fixed address and is believed to have been in the Warwickshire area recently, but may have moved on. Anyone with information is asked to please contact DC Nick Mackian at Wiltshire Police on:- 101. Or to report information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

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