SUPERHERO themed Liverpool Pride
2013 takes place on Saturday, 3 August 2013, at Liverpool's iconic Pier
Head and throughout the Stanley Street Quarter and we are looking
for Superhero Volunteers to help make it the biggest and best
Voluntary roles range from March Stewards, General Stewards, Bucket
Shakers and Advisors to work on the festival (and also for all year
round fundraising), Bag Packers, and anyone with experience of
running / organising small fundraising events and sponsored
Do you want to get closer to all of
the exciting Pride action than the general public?
Are you up for a little hard work with maximum rewards?
Do you want to meet new people, whilst gaining experience of working
at a large scale outdoor event?
If so, then Pride 2013 needs you!
If you are interested in taking
part and helping this fabulous event run as smoothly as possible you
or contact James Licence, Volunteer and Fundraising Co-ordinator at:-
for further information or to arrange a chat.
Training sessions will be provided and Pride 2013 also welcomes
applications from any potential volunteers who have a disability or
injury and will help to find them a suitable role.
Volunteers will get a free t-shirt, lunch and refreshments, an
amazing reference (which will look great on your CV) and an
invitation to the volunteer feedback party later in the year!
In addition to the events taking part at the Pier Head and the
Stanley Street Quarter there will also be a weekend of cultural
events taking place at some of Liverpool's most influential arts and
Make sure you check out
liverpoolpride.co.uk, @LiverpoolPride on
Twitter and facebook.com/LiverpoolPride to have your say and for all
of the latest pride news.
here to see
what happened in 2012.
secures deal on cleaner cars
A North West MEP has secured
a deal to get more miles to the gallon out of new cars. An
average improvement of 30% by 2020 is expected following the outcome
of negotiations in Brussels between MEPs and officials from EU
The deal will also secure reductions in CO2 emissions from new cars
to 95g per kilometre from the present average of 132g. And new
testing arrangements will be introduced to ensure that performance
figures more closely reflect real driving conditions. The new
requirements will apply to every vehicle made here or imported into
the European Union.
Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies won parliamentary support for the
95g target back in 2007, and was a member of the negotiating team
that has now seen it confirmed in law. He described it as a
win-win outcome that would help the environment while cutting the
costs of driving. "We want to build a stronger, greener
economy and this is a great example of doing just that.
Everyone wants more fuel-efficient cars with low emissions and this
will help keep European car manufacturers ahead of the game."
Davies said that changing the test arrangements was also essential
to give the public accurate information. "The way in
which cars are tested at present bears no resemblance to the real
world. It's been a cheats' charter that must be curbed."
The North West of England gets a major economic boost from making
cars and car parts; many of which depend on green technologies for
a competitive edge.
A study by the European Commission suggests that the fuel efficiency
deal could save as much as £850 for an average driver secure a 6%
reduction in UK oil imports by 2020.
TITAN AND SOCA ARREST 4 PEOPLE AS
PART OF ANDREW MORAN FUGITIVE INVESTIGATION
Police investigating how 1
of Britain's most wanted fugitives managed to evade capture for 4
years have now arrested 4 people after a series of early morning
raids in Manchester on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. Officers from Titan
(the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit) assisted by
Lancashire Constabulary and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA),
raided three houses in Radcliffe, Chorlton and Prestwich. A 27 year
old woman, a 29 year old woman and a 27 year old man have been
arrested for assisting an offender and money laundering and a 39
year old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender
and making an untrue statement to procure a passport. They are all
accused of helping 31 year old Andrew Moran evade capture and will
be questioned during the course of the day. Moran, who had been on
the run since 2009, was arrested on Friday, 10 May 2013, after a
raid at a luxury villa in the Calpe area of Alicante. 2 handguns, 60
rounds of ammunition and a machete were recovered. Full details
here. Moran was 1 of 7
men targeted as part of a multi-agency initiative to combat
organised crime in Salford. He was also on the most wanted list for
Crimestoppers' Operation Captura campaign, and his arrest means 50
fugitives have now been caught since it was launched. In May 2005
Moran and his criminal associate, 29 year old Stephen Devalda, held
up a Royal Mail van outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire. A handgun,
machete and baseball bat were used during the £25,000 raid in which
a security guard was injured. Moran was later arrested, but
during his trial at Burnley Crown Court in February 2009 he
assaulted four security guards, vaulted over the dock and escaped.
He was subsequently convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit
armed robbery. Detective Chief Inspector Janet Hudson from
TITAN said:- "These arrests were made as part of our continued
investigation into how Moran was able to evade capture for so many
years. This should demonstrate our commitment to tracking down not
only those who try to evade justice but those who are believed to
have helped dangerous offenders to stay on the run."