Hidden Views on
Merseyside. Can you work out this location?
MERSEYSIDE is full of
photographic opportunities and hidden gems that often make very
picture postcard images, so we have opted to go out and about and
take some views that often get over looked. So we start this off
with a challenge. Can you guess what the location of this view is?
Andre Gauthier on
Twitter has already got the
location, as we have tweeted a copy of this picture on our Twitter
feed. We will show you more photographs of this location next week
and also put another challenge to you... So if you think you know
any hidden views that you think are worth snapping, please do let us
know by emailing our newsroom today via:-
Attendance Figures for Free Half Term Science Festival
THE organisers of the
Amazed by Science festival have announced record attendance figures
for the opening weekend of the first pan Cheshire science festival.
Venues involved in the free science festival welcomed over 5000
visitors across over 100 events throughout Cheshire and Warrington
over the Bank Holiday weekend, as a result on their involvement in
the events programme for the festival.
The first weekend saw CBeebies' Jess French discovering the world of
creepy crawlies on the Bug Safari with children and teenagers at
Chester Zoo, a 'flash-bang' pop up Science Lab at
Tattenhall Library and an action packed science activity day at
Thornton Science Park.
The festival aims to make science fun and exciting for children and
their parents, with a focus on attracting young people to the wide
range of careers in the field of science and technology. The
programme still has plenty to offer for the rest of this week with a
four day nuclear focused event at Orford Park in Warrington, a
spectacular live Science Show with Air Products at Crewe Lyceum, a
strand of bee trails and bee keeping demonstrations at several
venues including Norton Priory, an 'Amazed By Maths'
coding event sponsored by MBNA at Chester Racecourse for budding
digital masterminds; and a chance to meet an Astronomer in your
lunch time at Jodrell Bank.
To find out more about the free events available, parents are being
asked to sign up for alerts and information on the
website or by following:-
@amazedbyscience on twitter or via their Facebook
The festival has attracted sponsorship from several big names from
the science community including headline sponsor Siemens and science
and technology companies such as Urenco, The National Nuclear
Laboratory, Waters Corporation, Sellafield Ltd, Peel Environmental,
Atkins, C-Tech Innovation and the Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise
Katrina Michel, Chief Executive of
Marketing Cheshire and a founding partner of the Amazed By Science
festival, said:- "This brand new science festival is a
fantastic opportunity for families across Cheshire and Warrington to
experience hands on fun whilst learning more about science and
technology over the half term holiday. Cheshire is an incredibly
science rich destination and the event programme gives us an ideal
opportunity to showcase what's happening here, with the help of our
venues and sponsors. All festival events are free to attend and what
better way to spend time with the family than at a whole list of
fantastic attractions across the region."
Venues involved in the festival include Jodrell Bank, Norton Priory,
Daresbury Science Park, Delamere Forest, Chester Zoo, Macclesfield
Silk Museum, Warrington Museum, Chester Cathedral, Reaseheath
Agricultural College, Tatton Park and the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker.
makes MBNA Chester Marathon her centenary event
keen marathon runner and sports enthusiast who lives in
Hounslow will become a member of the 100 marathon club after she
crosses the finish line at the MBNA Chester Marathon this October
So Mei Chan, who is known by her friends as
'May' and originally from the West Midlands, hit the age
of 30 and decided to get active and start running. She commented:-
"I wasn't much of a sports enthusiast as a youngster and can't
remember exercising much at school either. I guess that once I hit
30, all those late nights and restaurant meals were beginning to
take their toll on my health and I was beginning to see the effects
of my sedentary lifestyle."
After completing her first marathon in 2009,
the running bug hit So Mei and she decided to take on the challenge
of completing 40 marathons before her 40th birthday. She
added:- "I had originally set myself five years to complete my
challenge, but ended up completing it in four. I hit 40 marathons
last year and my 40th race in Luxembourg. I felt such a huge sense
of achievement, so I decided to set myself a new goal: 100 Marathons
at the age of 40."
So Mei works full time in the
Freight Forwarding Industry, and sometimes finds it hard to fit in
her marathon events around her busy work schedule. She commented
that:- "My marathons are my training now, I run one every
other weekend. I'm very comfortable running long distances; I know
how to pace myself and where my limits are. My biggest challenge is
juggling around my work schedule and forward planning to make sure I
meet the marathon goals I've set myself. Work is work, I like to
keep my running hobbies separate from my day job, however my work
colleagues have always been very supportive and I've been mentioned
a couple of times in my company newsletter."
Organisers of the MBNA Chester Marathon welcome runners of all
abilities to enter the race, whether they're new to running, taking
part in a charity challenge, or aiming to set a new personal best.
With a series of marathon training runs organised throughout the
year, race organisers hope to help as many runners round the course
Chris Hulse, Joint Race Organiser of the MBNA Chester Marathon
commented:- "We are delighted that So Mei has chosen the MBNA
Chester Marathon as her 100th, it's a real honour and we're looking
forward to welcoming her to the event. As with all our entrants,
we'll be there to cheer her across the finish line with open arms as
she celebrates completing this inspiring challenge. The Chester MBNA
Marathon won't be So Mei's last event as she already is signed up
for marathon number 105. She added: "I run for a sense of well
being, it's a way of clearing my mind at the end of a tough day, and
it gives me the ability to explore and learn about myself."
For more information on So Mei's Challenge go online to:-
Entries are open for the MBNA
Chester Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, 5 October 2014.
The official race charity is
Cancer Research UK. To enter, go to:-
More information on the dates and times of the training runs can be