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Southport Reporter

Edition No. 86

Date:- 14 February 2003

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A FORMER police officer and current assistant chief examiner for the Institute of Advanced motorists has been duly noted for his services to driving in the latest of the Queen's annual honour's list.

Trevor Poxon, 63, from Shelfield in Walsall has been driving for over 40 years, and has been recognised with an MBE award for his outstanding contribution and dedication for road safety.

His interest in driving began in 1961 as a young police constable when he prepared for this own driving test. Three years later Trevor became a class one Police Advanced Driver and then later in 1976 he went on to become a Police driving instructor. Furthermore his career took a further leap in 1991 as he took the position of Assistant Chief Examiner with IAM after his retirement from the police force.

Indeed his career has been nothing less than meteoric. But on Trevor's latest accolade he said, "Even now it all seems unreal. It is indeed an honour to have one's work recognised in this way."

However the Royal Clifton hotel in Southport is to host the 'meet the examiner evening' on February 17, giving opportunities to enroll for advanced driving courses. And examiner Mike Bentley will be there to give hints and tips on the test, if not only to improve road safety.

A Grand Opening!

THE new Costcutter on Sussex Road opened on Valentines Day with a Jazz Band playing customers in and out. The newly refurbished shop has a Post Office as a partner. The shop now offers a personal banking facility, off-license, groceries and a whole range of other products from stationary to bake beans. One customer said, "It is a grate beginning to what should prove to be a very successful shop. I love the music!" Anouther customer said "It should be a very success full partnership, how appropriate it is that the shop opened today. I will be using it for often."

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