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Issue:- 9 May 2015

Delayed Edition - Published on Saturday, 9 May 2015  -  Sorry, due to Election coverage commitments we had to delay publication of this edition.

Stroke Association Thanks Knowsley Community College Hospitality Students

THE Stroke Association’s Knowsley group has thanked Knowsley Community College’s Hospitality students for their part in a social event for stroke sufferers.

The Communication Support group, which aids those with speech and language difficulties after suffering a stroke, arranges different activities on a regular basis to provide support and guidance to its members.

Taking place at Bistro 36, the College’s in house silver service restaurant, KCC Hospitality students helped to hold a social event for members of the support group, offering them a chance to build their communicative skills whilst enjoying a positive atmosphere and a range of freshly prepared pastries and foods.

Discussing why KCC was chosen over the group’s usual meeting place, Theresa O’Sullivan, Communications Support Coordinator for Knowsley at the Stroke Association, explained:- "We chose to do something a bit different by choosing Knowsley Community College to build some positive relationships with young people."

She was full of praise to the learners involved, continuing:- "all of the students involved were a credit to Knowsley Community College and the service was fantastic."

Looking ahead, she says:- "The Stroke Association will certainly be hoping to attend again and are already looking at Christmas lunch!"

The event is one of many held at Bistro 36, which is run by Hospitality and Catering students at Knowsley Community College, with food prepared fresh with care and dedication and hospitality offered to the highest of standards. The Bistro has previously paid host to a range of events, from local community group attendance to award ceremonies and foreign exchange visits.

To experience the great food and service, book your own hospitality at Bistro 36 by calling:- 0151 477 5775.

KCC Students Helped to Understand Addiction Dangers

CATERING and Hospitality students at Knowsley Community College now have a better insight in to the dangers of alcohol and drugs in pressured environments after a talk from a former professional footballer. Andrew Brownrigg, now retired, but formerly of clubs such as Sheffield and Kidderminster Harriers, discussed his own battle with addiction as a result of stress and pressure.

Describing his sporting career, Andrew told students that high pressure environments such as the hospitality industry, and the cultures around them, can lead to people experiencing difficulties with addiction. After 6 years clean and sober, he was able to provide inspiration to KCC students, and advice on how to deal with pressure and avoid the dangers of drugs, alcohol and addiction.

Students were enthusiastic about sharing their opinions and asking advice, and Andrew was keen to share his experiences. Lecturer David Critchley said the event was "a very inspirational talk for our students."

Speaking of Andrew’s stories and explanation of the dangers of addiction, he continued:- "the talk certainly helped learners have a better understanding of the pressures of their work environment and how best to deal with them."

The talk was organised with Hospitality Action, a charity that offers vital assistance to those within the hospitality industry in need of support or facing crisis.

5% April passenger growth for LJLA

LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport experienced a growth in passenger numbers of over 5% in April 2015; the 3rd consecutive year on year monthly increase in passenger throughput.

Passenger figures for the 1st four months of 2015 are now over 4% higher than for the same period in 2014 and reflect the recent upsurge in business at the Airport.

April's figures follow on from a 3.5% increase in February and an 8% increase in March, compared to the same months in 2014.

The growth in passenger numbers follows the recent introduction of a number of new services, including Blue Air's flights to Bucharest and Bacua in Romania, Flybe's Belfast City flights, easyJet's Zante flight and Wizz Air's flight to the Latvian capital Riga. The volumes of passengers on existing services have increased too, with airlines reporting higher numbers of passengers on many of their routes from Liverpool compared to the same time last year (2014).

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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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