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Issue:- 4 July 2013

Win a VIP family day for 4 on the famous rides at Southport Pleasureland

THE school holidays are just around the corner which means lots of family time; so if you're looking for something to amuse the kids and deliver for older teens, an afternoon at Southport Pleasureland is hard to beat.  Free to get in, pay only for the rides you choose, visit the food and drink outlets; or bring your own picnic; the park is a great, affordable family day out.  With plenty of new rides for the 2013 season, for little ones and older thrill-seekers, the park is brimming with energy and colour. If you've got enough nerve, we recommend trying our new OMG! ride, it's big and challenging and if you can keep your eyes open; will give you a great view of the park. Check out the website for opening times or visit us on facebook for a glimpse of what's on offer.  And, to get your summer off to a flying start, how about entering our competition to win a family VIP ticket for a family of four to ride free for an afternoon at the park. Southport Pleasureland, on Marine Drive, right next to the beach, makes for a day out they'll remember.  To enter our competition answer this question:-  What is the name of our new ride? Add your name, address, mobile telephone number and email address to your entry and send it to:-

EU Commission threatens Germany over potentially illegal cars

A British Liberal Democrat MEP has obtained evidence that shows that the EU could be getting ready to take legal action against Germany over their protection of Mercedes cars.  A law passed in 2006 required all car manufacturers to replace the air conditioning gas in new cars with a chemical that causes less global warming.  All manufacturers have complied with the EU law except Daimler who have continued to refuse to change from a gas that causes 1400 times more global warming than carbon dioxide. North West MEP Chris Davies asked the Commission to confirm whether Germany would be allowed to protect Daimler and has been told that the German government could now end up in court over the row.  Davies said:- "A number of Mercedes cars are now being sold that don't comply with EU law and if the Commission takes action we don't know what will end up happening to them. EU environment laws only work if they are fair to everyone and by letting Daimler off, Germany is being unfair to manufacturers from France to Spain to the Czech Republic. Given the number of cars and car parts manufactured in my own North West England constituency I'm glad the Commission are taking a tough line. We can't build a stronger economy if some countries won't play by the rules. A fine for Daimler won't be enough; there needs to be a recall of all the illegal cars."

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