OVER £790,000 OF
UNCLAIMED PREMIUM BOND PRIZES IN MERSEYSIDE
NS&I is undertaking a
nationwide search to help track down the winners of over 898,000
unclaimed Premium Bond prizes, worth over £44 million in total.
Premium Bond prizes may go unclaimed as a result of NS&I not being
informed of changes to your personal circumstances, such as a change
in contact details or if Premium Bonds were bought for you as a
child and you have subsequently lost track of them. It is important
therefore, to keep NS&I up to date if anything changes.
Over a third of the UK population have invested over £45 billion in
Premium Bonds, and every eligible Bond is entered into the monthly
prize draw. Investors forgo interest to have the chance to win
tax-free prizes. Premium Bonds holders can reduce the chances of
their prizes becoming unclaimed by managing their Premium Bonds
online or opting to have any prizes paid directly into their bank
accounts by BACS, with notification of the win by email. To sign up
holders should their
In Merseyside, there are over 16,000 unclaimed Premium Bond prizes
worth over £790,000. There is a woman from the region who is still
due to receive £1,000 after failing to claim her prize in a previous
draw. She has £5 invested in Premium Bonds and the prize was won in
Top 5 highest unclaimed prizes in
Winning Bond number
Present Premium Bond
Month and year of draw
There is no time limit for
claiming prizes and each unclaimed prize is held until the rightful
winner can be tracked down. The oldest unclaimed prize dates back to
September 1963 where a female from the region has a prize to the sum
of £25 waiting to be claimed.
Top 5 oldest unclaimed prizes in Merseyside
Winning Bond number
Present Premium Bond
Month and year of draw
Jill Waters, NS&I's Operations
Manager, said:- "It is likely that the winner of the £1,000
prize is unaware or she has forgotten that she has Premium Bonds –
the lucky winner has just £5 invested. Prizes often become unclaimed
as a result of people moving house, or forgetting that Bonds have
been bought for them as a child, or executors are unaware the Bonds
are held when someone dies. By opting to manage your Premium
Bonds online you could reduce the risk of missing out on prizes as
they can be paid directly into your bank account."
Ways to check if you have a prize owing to you:-
Online at nsandi.com - The Premium Bonds prize checker is on the home page
of the NS&I
website – customers simply need to enter their Premium
Bond holder's number into the search facility.
In writing to NS&I - Alternatively people can write to NS&I, quoting their name and
address, any former names and addresses, date of birth and, if
known, their Premium Bond holder's number. Send your
National Savings and Investments,
Benefiting from Advice
A roadshow to explain recent changes in the welfare benefits
system will be held next week.
The first Picton Welfare Benefits Road Show takes place on Tuesday
11 June (3.30pm tio 5pm) at Lawrence Community Primary School, Lawrence
Representatives from the main housing associations in the area
including LMH, Riverside, LHT and Pierhead will be on hand to
provide advice on how the changes affect tenants.
Other groups providing advice are:-
Liverpool Direct Limited,
Lodge Lane and District Credit
Christians Against Poverty
Local Councillor Tim Beaumont, said:- "Many
people are confused and worried about how issues such as the bedroom
tax and other changes in the welfare system will affect them.
We want to give them as much advice and information as possible to
help them understand the major changes which will affect their
North West wins foreign investment jobs race
THE North West of England saw 5,572 new
jobs created in due to overseas investors in 2012; beating out every
other region of the UK. The new jobs were mainly generated in
automobile manufacturing with many of the investments only possible
because of UK membership of the European Union. London was once
again the leading region for financial investment, but created fewer
jobs despite the cash invested. North West Euro-MP Chris Davies
welcomed the news; but warned that arguments over EU membership
could jeopardise future investment and future jobs. Davies said:-
"Liberal Democrats in Government are working to build a stronger
economy and a fairer society. We need to rebalance the economy and
pay less attention to financial services in London and more to
manufacturing in the North. Our access to the European single market
is absolutely crucial to attracting the overseas investment we
JLS, Soul II Soul, Neil
Young, Little Mix, The Christians, Connie Lush, the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra and a whole host of other acts…it could only
happen in Liverpool.
Liverpool will live up to its reputation as a leading music City
when it plays host to diverse global acts as part of the brand new
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF).
It will see some of the biggest names in music descend from 18
August to 22 September.
It kicks off on 18 August as Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform at the
It will then hit full volume during bank holiday weekend from 23 to
26 August, with performances across the City.
On Friday, 23 August 2013, the internationally acclaimed Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor Vasily Petrenko will
On Saturday, 24 August 2013, the The Beatles Years will play host to acts
covering music from 1962 to 1970. There will also be performances
from up and coming artists from across the region.
On Sunday, 25 August 2013, a World Music focus will bring the sounds of
jazz, reggae, folk, Latin and African to the park. Trinidadian Soca
Megastar, Machel Montano will perform along with award winning
British Indian singer Navin Kundra. There will again be music from
the City's up and coming acts.
Monday, 26 August 2013, ends on a high as Family Pop sees legendary act
Soul II Soul, who have sold 6.8 million albums, wow crowds.
Also on Monday, 26 August 2013, It's Liverpool Legends of Liverpool will
see The Christians headline alongside Connie Lush and Deaf School.
Throughout the weekend there will be food stalls, a children's
fairground and other family activities.
On Saturday, 24 August 2013, Turn Up the Radio will see some of the biggest
names in music perform, including JLS, who are dropping in as part
of their Farewell Tour along with Little Mix, Eliza Doolittle and
2 stages will be in use on Sunday,
25 August 2013, with a Party at the Pier themed day with well known
artists organised by Juice FM performing alongside the likes of The
Hummingbirds and Chelcee Grimes. And acts paying homage to artists
such as Queen, Adele, Robbie Williams and Coldplay will also perform
The Sefton Park events are free, but the stages at the Pier Head are
ticketed. Tickets for ALL the acts on Saturday will cost £20 per
person, plus booking fee. On Sunday, entrance to both of the stages
will cost £5 per person.
Also part of LIMF will be:-
International Beatle Week from 21
August to 27 August 2013, organised by Cavern
City Tours, with bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40
countries including live gigs, exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest
speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention. Festival
venues include the Cavern Club and Cavern Pub in Mathew Street, the
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool Cathedral and the Philharmonic Hall.
► A fringe festival which will see
more than 100 events taking place in pubs and clubs across the City.
► The 1st ever Summercamp festival hosted by Camp and Furnace
which combines top acts such as Ghostpoet and Martha Wainwright,
with world-class art and mouth-watering food. It takes place on 24
August and 25 August 2013.
► The 2nd ever Liverpool Music Awards which feature 16 awards and
live performances and is a massive celebration of musical talent
from, and inspired by, the City.
► 3 events by internationally acclaimed opera and concert singer
Bryn Terfel. The first is a night of songs from musicals on 9
September, the second and third will take place on 20 and 22
September with a beautiful performance of Puccini's Tosca, with
Vasily Petrenko as conductor. All these events take place in
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
► The LIMF Academy which will work with and inspire young people who
are interested in getting into the music business.
More events are still being finalised with announcements to follow.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said:- "Our aim for this
event was to bring something fresh and new to the City, and at the
same time keep the very best elements of the Mathew Street Music
Festival. I firmly believe we have surpassed all expectations.
The diverse music on offer ranges from internationally renowned
artists through to home grown talent and some of the best acts
paying tribute to iconic acts from the last 20 years. And the fact
that we have included not just our waterfront but also one of our
beautiful green spaces makes this event really stand out.
There's been a real focus on working with partners in the City's
music industry to make sure it showcases not only Liverpool's
musical heritage, but also demonstrates that we're a forward looking
City celebrating greatness. I am truly grateful to all of those in
the industry who have supported our ambition for this event. They
have helped us develop something truly unique. Working with many
people from the commercial to voluntary sector, this is not a City
Council or a single organisation delivering an event; it is a whole
Yaw Owusu has been given the task of curating the entire programme.
He said:- "The response from artists and music industry
insiders has been fantastic; everyone has been keen to get involved
in this new-look festival, working together to make it a success.
Liverpool is synonymous with music; particularly great live music
and the LIMF programme will showcase the very best local and
international acts have to offer which will be really inspirational
for the thousands who take part in the event. There is a real energy
around LIMF and I'm confident this will be an unforgettable
programme and an unforgettable experience."
For full details of the line-ups to date and to buy tickets, visit:-
limfestival.com. Tickets can also be
purchased from the TicketQuarter box office in Queen Square.
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