Stephanie Wilkinson is
crowned 'Best Smile' and 'Most Photogenic'
Wilkinson, aged 23, from Walton, has
achieved more success when she won the 'Best Smile' and
'Most Photogenic' categories at the UK Princess and Prince
International Pageant held at Hemel
Hempstead in Hertfordshire, by Miss Fress Face
UK. "There were a lot of girls
competing and it was a long day having travelled down from Liverpool early in
the morning, but I was delighted to come back with a crown, sash, medal and
goodie bag." said Stephanie.
Stephanie, an aspiring actress from Walton,
graduated in Drama and Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope University, 24 year old
Stephanie had begun the year by being selected as part of Team England at the
international Miss European pageant. She will represent her country at the
'Miss European Grand Final' to be held at Folkestone in Kent during
October. Her next goal is to do well closer to home at 'Miss Liverpool'
which takes place at the Liverpool Olympia on Friday, 1 May 2015. "I'm
really looking forward to competing with all the other girls at Miss Liverpool.
We will have lots of fun and will raise lots of money for Beauty with a Purpose.
I can't wait," said Stephanie.
'Beauty with a Purpose' was
created by Julia Morley in 1972. It is at the heart of 'Miss World'.
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been raised and donated to local and
international organisations in aid of disadvantaged children the world over.
Variety, The Children's Charity, for example, has been closely associated with
'Beauty with a Purpose' for many years. For further information and to
make a donation, visit:-
3.5% February passenger
growth for LJLA
LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport
experienced a growth in passenger numbers of 3.5% in February 2015; the 1st year
on year monthly increase in passenger throughput for 12 months. February proved
to be busier than other months following the addition of three times weekly
flights to Bucharest with Blue Air which commenced in mid-December and three
times daily flights to Belfast City which started at the beginning of February.
The school half term holidays towards the end of the month proved to be
particularly busy too for the Airport, with families taking advantage of the
quicker and easier access through the airport and the choice of flights to both
Winter ski and sunshine destinations.
UKIP Prison smoking ban
WHAT are your views following the High
Court ruling that the smoking ban applies to prisons. The UKIP's Deputy Leader,
Paul Nuttall MEP has said:- "Stopping prisoners from smoking is going to
cause unrest in many prisons, as inmates are forced to go cold turkey. I'm no
defender of prisoner rights, but since it is impractical to force prisoners to
leave the premises whenever they need a cigarette, smoking in prisons may be
something we need to allow. This case was brought by one prisoner who felt his
rights were being infringed by being exposed to passive smoking. There's a
simple answer to that. If you don't like prison conditions, don't be a prolific
criminal. I don't know what the judge has been smoking to come up with this
decision, but it is clearly the wrong one." Do you agree? Let us know by
emailing us to:-
firstname.lastname@example.org ant tell us your
views about this ruling!
Spring is in the air for
Belle Vale's over 55's as new housing development opens its doors
NEW tenants have been celebrating, on 2
March 2015, after they officially moving into their brand new homes in Netherley
owned by Riverside housing association.
Joseph Williams Mews is Riverside's new retirement housing development for over
55s in Belle Vale, located directly opposite the area's main shopping complex.
The scheme consists of 56 affordable rent apartments as well as 12 apartments
and two bungalows available to buy on a shared ownership basis.
The £9.1 million 70 home development has been developed in partnership with
affordable housing specialist, Lovell. The scheme is due to fully complete in
summer 2015, featuring facilities including a therapeutic whirlpool and
community café themed around the history of Liverpool.
Dot Kelly, Riverside Area Manager, said:- "Joseph Williams Mews offers
varying levels of independence to older people, allowing them to thrive in their
own homes. The new housing comes at a time of wide regeneration in Lee Valley.
The finished retirement development will be modern and inviting with a staffed
reception area, community café and wellbeing suites. We hope Joseph Williams
Mews will become a valuable community hub for local events and activities for
wider residents of Belle Vale."
The new tenants were welcomed to their new
homes by the Riverside team and Liverpool Councillor Janet Kent, Deputy Chair
for the Mayoral Select Committee.
Julie McAleny has moved into one of Riverside's new retirement living apartments
along with her husband David. She says:- "I've been watching the
construction of Joseph Williams Mews over the last few months and I'm delighted
our apartment is now finished and ready to move in. Our new home is light and
spacious and I'm delighted to have a garden which I intend to plant some bedding
and borders and have flowers in hanging baskets outside my front door."
Along with her husband Dave Simmelker, Rose
Siewhong is also another of Riverside's new tenants at Joseph Williams Mews.
Rose said:- "I'm overjoyed to rent one of the ground floor apartments at
the complex which is suited to my mobility needs. It's great to have facilities
like Belle Vale shopping centre close by meaning my weekly supermarket shop will
be quick and easy."
Lovell Regional Director Nigel Yates said:- "This scheme is made up of
high-quality homes providing older residents with the opportunity to live
independently whilst knowing that help is available should they need it. In
addition, it meets the demand for new affordable homes for rent locally as well
as delivering homes for low cost home ownership."
The Liverpool City Council authority area development was funded by the Homes
and Communities Agency.
If you are over 55 and interested in applying to rent 1 of Riverside affordable
homes you can contact Area Manager Dot Kelly or Team Leader Linda Ahearn via
Riverside's Customer Centre on:- 0845 111 0000. Alternatively for enquiries
about buying a shared ownership apartment or bungalow please call Riverside's
Home Ownership Team on:- 0345 155 9029.