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Issue:- 27 February 2015

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The Chinese year 4712 is here!

THIS year’s Chinese New Year festivities and celebrations, in Liverpool's Chinatown, took place on Sunday, 22 February 2015. As one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, they turned out to celebrate the start of the 'Year of the Goat'. Just like most of Britain, that weekend, Liverpool was wet and cold.

Traditionally the China Town area comes to life, with thousands of tourists and locals shopping at the street stalls, participating in games and competitions, as the parades pass them; sadly this year, it was not to be. The mixture of poor weather, mixed with transport issues, as large parts of the Mersey Rail network had a replacement bus service on, lead to a very poor turnout of spectators. Normally every nook and cranny is packed full of spectators, but this year, it was extremely noticeable that numbers were significantly down. This was a huge disappointment for those who run and take part in the event, but for those who did go, the vibrant shows and colourful costumes were as good as ever.

The weather sadly did not just affect the turn out, but also some of the many activities that normally take place had to be moved indoors, or even had to be scrapped. Thankfully, the Dragon and Lion Street Parades, along with the spectacular Firecracker Display were still able to be held.

In the evening, after the public events had finished, a Chinese New Year VIP Dinner was held at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, as normal.

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To all our Chinese readers - "Gong Hey Fat Choy"

Did you know?
The animal that represents this year is ranked 8th of all the animals in Chinese Zodiac. The character for the animal is the Chinese word 'yáng' which refers both to goats, rams and sheep and that is why some say one and others say another. The sign also represents solidarity, harmony and calmness on the Chinese Zodiac.

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Merseyside Doorman has celebrated the release of his debut novel

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Kirkby stroke victim supported into new business venture by Government programme
'Hot Plate' and 'Madnice' presents:- "A Garden Get Together"
Chester and Merseyside domestic abuse campaign is getting a positive response!
17% of adults continue to smoke in Southport
Merseytravel Chair supports Rail Service improvements for the Liverpool City Region
NHS and Macmillan team up at event for people affected by cancer
Clinical toolkit could save 12,500 lives a year, claim campaigners
Steve Hackett reveals new Bass/12 String Player and new tour dates
Blood cancer charity tells people in Liverpool they are almost unique
Supreme Court narrowly rejects European funding appeal
Local pub gets £200,000 facelift
Residents in the North West spend an average of £2,928 a year on coffee
New Research Into National Maritime Charity to Shed Light on Shipwreck Survivors
Update on Liverpool City Centre Night Club Police Operation
19 year old Bootle male charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition
Circle of Hope in the Fight Against Cancer
Witness re-appeal after bike stolen from Wigan Wallgate
Ace Travel to Cease Trading
Suspected firearm recovered from house in Formby
Domestic incident in the Waterloo
Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres
Southport shoppers raise funds for children's charity
From thousands of photos to 1 - Carl's an Insta-Hit
LightNight – Liverpool’s annual late night culture crawl set to return
LJLA responds to potential Air Passenger Duty cuts for Wales
Locals to take to the streets in Southport for 'Save our NHS' day
Industry calls on next Government to embed growth plans
"Lack of safeguards in debt legislation is a concern" says ACCA
Council to challenge Welsh Streets decision
Society of Radiographers suspend further industrial action
Kirkby stroke victim supported into new business venture by Government programme

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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