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Southport Reporter

Edition No. 86

Date:- 14 February 2003

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Romantic Britain.
Report by Scott Sinclair, Ordnance Survey.

WEB search reveals romantic spots across Britain Ordnance Survey helps Cupid strike the landscape of love Lovers across Britain have an easier way to find their own romantic location this Valentine's Day, thanks to Ordnance Survey.

The mapping agency has made it easier to search its massive online gazetteer and a close look reveals hundreds of place names and features with romantic links.

There is Truelove in Devon, Heart's Delight in Kent, Cupid's Hill in Monmouthshire. There are 143 Love spots, 30 locations involving matters of the Heart and nearly 30 places touching the Soul. 

"It just goes to show how romantic this country is,"
says Ordnance Survey's Steve Erskine. "Couples can kiss in Valentines Park in London, find Red Roses in Carmarthenshire, cuddle in the shadow of Love's Hill in Peterborough, and say Isle of Ewe off the coast of Scotland."
The search facility at valentine  is a fun tool to discover a landscape of love and affection. Web browsers can even download and print a map of their favourite Valentine sites. 

All the place names feature on Ordnance Survey's famous OS Landranger Map series, which cover every corner of the country. Available to buy online, they are the ideal companions to discover Britain's lovely locations.

Further expansion of Knowsley Industrial Park
Report by NWDA.

FOLLOWING on from the successful development of Knowsley Business Park, the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) is delighted to announce funding of £1.2 million for the reclamation of land at Overbrook Lane, on the south side of Knowsley Industrial Park. 

The successful reclamation of this site will provide a fantastic opportunity to continue the regeneration of Knowsley Industrial Park, providing a quality business environment for new and expanding companies in the area. 

It is envisaged that 290 new jobs will be created as a result of this development that is being facilitated by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. 

Aidan Manley, Area Manager for Merseyside, NWDA, said:-

"This latest business park in Knowsley will facilitate further SME development and ultimately increase the competitiveness of Knowsley as a business location. I am pleased that the Agency is able to provide funding for such a significant project."

Councillor Ron Round, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said:-

"It is always a pleasure to work with the NWDA and this project further underlines the successful regeneration of under-utilised land in the Borough. This investment further strengthens the case for Knowsley as a realistic centre for investment and employment generation."

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Roger Llewellyn in
Sherlock Holmes ... the last act!
FOLLOWING on from its premiere season at the Salisbury Playhouse, "...the last act!" won 5 stars at Edinburgh and selection as one of the Top Ten Fringe Plays. "...the last act!" has been performed more than 200 times in venues all over the UK and abroad and has received glowing reviews.

The world's greatest fictional detective confronts the most complex case of all - his own psyche.

Drawn from Sussex retirement by the funeral of his close friend, Dr Watson, Holmes returns to Baker Street to resolve 'the last act' of his epic career.

This one-man play explores the mind of the real man - not the thinking machine. The human being behind the cold mask of genius. The man of passion - with dark secrets and a cutting sense of humour.

Vividly dramatised evocations of the stories illustrate their close friendship, as the actor moves seamlessly through the gallery of Conan Doyle's famous characters.

Atmospheric lighting, and a thrilling, original score contribute to a memorable moving and intensely theatrical experience.

Southport Arts Centre Thursday 27 February 8pm. Tickets are priced at £8 (£6 concessions) available from the Box Office on (01704) 540011. 
Manchester Loves Liverpool & It's Official!
Report by NWDA.

ON Valentine's day, courtesy of the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), one of the world's biggest Valentine's cards was be give from Manchester to Liverpool. The card - 12ft by 8ft declare Manchester's love for Liverpool and Manchester's backing for Liverpool's bid for European Capital of Culture 2008.

People pressent were Cllr Kath Robinson, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, Coronation Street celebrities - Samia Ghadie (Maria Sutherland), and Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw), and Peter Mearns, Director of Marketing, NWDA launched the massive card outside the Town Hall in Manchester. It was then be transported, on a lorry, down the M62 to Liverpool, St. Georges Hall where it was received by Cllr Mike Storey, Leader of Liverpool City Council, Peter Mearns and TV celebrities - Suzanne Collins (Nikki Shadwick, Brookside), Ben Hull (Dr Gary Parr, Brookside), Gemma Atkinson (Lisa Hunter, Hollyoaks) and Ben Gerrard (Cameron, Hollyoaks).

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