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Issue:- 3 April 2015

West Lancashire Light Railway Events have started for 2015

OVER Easter 2015 the West Lancashire Light Railway will be running services from Good Friday to Easter Bank Holiday Monday, 6 April 2015! "Our new season gets under way with a steam train in action on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 11.30am to 4.30pm." West Lancs Light Railway told us. They also told us that tickets will be valid all day and visitors with tickets can have as many rides as you like!  Tickets for adult cost just:- £2.50 and children are just £1.50 (under 3 free). Senior tickets are:- £2.00 and a family ticket is just:- £6.00. But the fun really starts on Sunday, 12 April 2015 when they hold "Friendly Engines Day."  This is an annual treat for families with young children. Steam trains will be running from:- 11.30am to 4.30pm. Everyone knows Thomas. This is a chance to meet some other engines with friendly faces.  At least 2 locomotives in steam...  Other attractions are also on offer... Tickets will also be valid all day, and as with Easter, you can have as many rides as you like!  Tickets for this event will be as follows:- adult £4.00, children £3.00 (under 3 free), senior £3.50.

The West Lancashire Light Railway is a short 2' gauge line situated at Hesketh Bank, approximately midway between Preston and Southport. We are open every Sunday and Bank Holiday from April to the end of October. Motive power includes several historic steam locomotives, some in working order and others undergoing restoration, and a large number of internal combustion industrial locomotives. The line runs beside a former clay pit which served a brickworks adjacent to the old West Lancashire Railway.  Free car parking. The no. 2 Preston to Southport and the national Express 2 service from Southport to Preston bus stops are very close by. Hot and cold drinks available on site. Refreshments are also available at Booths.

Lost medication warning in the Southport Area

MERSEYSIDE Police in Southport are urging anyone who finds powerful prescription medicine lost in the Town Centre at the on Saturday, 29 March 2015, to hand it in. The packet of 'Amitriptyline' depression tablets went missing from the handbag of a woman who was shopping in Southport. She reported the medication missing on Thursday, 2 April 2015, after also noticing that cash was also gone. The tablets are believed to be dangerous if taken in large quantities. Anyone who finds the medication, or any prescription drugs like it, should hand them in to their nearest Police Station, Pharmacy, GP, Hospital or Health Centre.

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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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