Get involved in designs for
major new cancer hospital for Merseyside and Cheshire
PEOPLE from Merseyside and Cheshire
with experience of cancer are being invited to help design the region's flagship
new specialist cancer hospital at an event on Tuesday 26 May.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, which provides the
region's specialist cancer service as well as carrying out groundbreaking
research, is set to open a major new hospital in the heart of Liverpool in 2018.
It will become the region's main cancer hospital providing state of the art
radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other anti cancer therapy, inpatient wards,
outpatients and daycase services.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is currently developing detailed designs for the
new hospital, which will be built next to the University of Liverpool and Royal
Liverpool University Hospital.
And it is inviting people across the region with experience of cancer; whether
as a patient, relative/carer or other capaCity (e.g. an advice or support
service); to get involved by giving their views at an event next week. People
with insight into making buildings accessible for those with additional needs
including dementia and disabilities are also very welcome.
The Transforming Cancer Care event will ask people what factors are important to
them in the design, layout and facilities within the new hospital. Staff from
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will also be keen to hear people's views on
cancer services and how to give patients the best possible experience of cancer
Helen Porter, Director of Nursing and Quality at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre,
said:- "This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform cancer
care for the 2.3m people in Merseyside and Cheshire. We're developing a
fantastic new hospital that will provide state of the art cancer care and we
would like patients, carers and others with experience of cancer to help shape
the design of the building and the services we provide in future."
The Transforming Cancer Care event is at 1pm, on Tuesday, 26 May 2015, in Wirral
Postgraduate Centre, on the Clatterbridge Health Park, Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JY. To book your place, please contact Pam Kelly on:-
0151 552 1823, advising of any special needs.
The Country Fair Southport
COME Along to The Southport Country
Fair on Friday, 29 May 2015 to Sunday, 31 May 2015, We have Lots of Great Events
for you to enjoy such as:-
► Main Attraction - On Sunday - Mister Showtime - Steve Colley FMX/Trials
motorcycle stunts with dangerous high flying and daredevil stunts.
► Reptile House with Snakes and Lizards.
►Honey House Bees (Sun).
► Racing Pigeons.
►Shopping Mall and Craft Marquee.
►70 to 80 Trade Stands.
Falconry Side Saddle displays Sun Gun Dogs and Scurry.
► Fun Dog Show Fri and Sun
Enter your own Dog 1pm.
► Food Hall.
► Air rifle shooting range.
► Ferret Racing.
► Lots of Kids Attractions (Bouncy Castle, waterballs etc).
► Bar and
► Southport Stamp Auction.
► Fairground Rides Donkey
Show Sun Southport Original Cruiser motorcycle Club Southport Budgies Remember!
FRIDAY ONLY - All
Adults £3.00 and Kids go Free! (week of half term )
Times:- Open 10am - 5pm Daily
Prices At Gate:- Friday only All Adults -
only £3.00 HALF PRICE All Children - FREE Sat / Sun Adult - £6.00 Senior
Citizen/Disabled - £5.00 Children - £2.00 Child free up to 12 noon Saturday.
Family Ticket:- only £16.00 (2 Adults, 3
Children) Advanced and Online
Advanced - £5.00 Please Note: The last day to purchase tickets online is
3 Days before the first show.
Venue:- Leisure Lakes, The Gravel, Mere Brow, Southport, PR4 6JX, UK
celebrates 1st anniversary with news it is a permanent travel product for
A pilot bus ticket to reduce the cost
of travel by up to 50% for young people has been so successful that it is to be
made a permanent product; just as it celebrates its 1st birthday.
MyTicket was unveiled by Merseytravel in partnership with commercial bus
operators a year ago for 5 to 15 year olds as an affordable option for unlimited
all day travel across the Merseyside bus network for just £2.
It was initially launched for a 12 month trial period and has proved to be such
a big hit with young travellers that it has been given the green light to
continue on a permanent basis.
Councillor Mark Norris, Lead Member for Customer and Corporate Social
Responsibility, said:- "We launched MyTicket a year ago following our
pledge to make transport more affordable for young people and it's fantastic
that we can announce on its first birthday that it will continue. I'm sure the
news that it is now a permanent ticketing product will be welcomed by young
people who have always been very positive about MyTicket. It's clear it's a
popular product that provides real value for money. This is just the start
of our journey to bring down the cost of travel and we want to look at what we
can do next to improve the offer for more young people."
Elisabeth Tasker, Managing Director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South
Lancashire, said:- "It's important for us to make bus travel as affordable
and convenient for young people as possible and we are pleased MyTicket has been
so well received. This is an excellent example of how working in partnership
with Merseytravel and other bus operators has provided tangible benefits to
Howard Farrall, Area Managing Director Arriva Merseyside, added:- "MyTicket
has been a huge success and its great so many young people are travelling by bus
throughout Merseyside. We are delighted the ticket has been so well received."
Already more than 1 million MyTickets have sold and young people have hailed it
as a great way of getting out and about and meeting up with friends without
breaking the bank.
During a recent focus group with young people, schoolchildren from Rainhill and
Broadgreen schools gave lots of positive feedback, with comments including:
"£2…goes a long way",
"MyTicket is brilliant, don't ever stop doing it",
love MyTicket because it's my ticket" and "MyTicket takes me
here, there and everywhere."
It is just 1 way that Merseytravel is working with partners to help young
people by removing potential barriers to access education, work and leisure
Options for extending MyTicket to the age of 19 are currently being explored due
to feedback from young people and the compulsory age of education increasing to
18 from September 2015.
For a list of the participating bus operators and also ideas on places to visit
using MyTicket, visit Merseytravel's
Europe's Best Dance Company,
Northern Ballet arrives in Blackpool next week for 2 nights only
GET swept away by unrivalled
storytelling, dance and live music as Northern Ballet performs Madame Butterfly
at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool from 26 May to 27 May 2015. Recently awarded Best
Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet specialise in
creating and performing classical story ballets and will bring world class
ballet to the doorstep of audiences in the region.
Madame Butterfly is choreographed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE and is
one of Northern Ballet's most popular full length productions. In this
heartbreakingly tragic ballet, audiences will be transported to Japan where the
doomed love affair between American Naval Lieutenant, Pinkerton, and his young
Japanese bride, Butterfly, begins. Madly in love and prepared to sacrifice
everything, Butterfly's world falls apart when she is betrayed and forced into a
dramatic climax. Recreated especially for the new tour, Madame Butterfly is a
2 act ballet featuring all new sets and is performed to the famous Puccini score
played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
The programme also features Perpetuum Mobile, choreographed by Christopher
Hampson, Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet. Performed to Bach's Violin
Concerto in E Major, the 17 minute long Perpetuum Mobile provides an excellent
introduction to the technical and athletic talents of Northern Ballet's dancers.
The piece showcases the incredible strength and prowess of the Company to leave
David Nixon said:- "Perpetuum Mobile is a beautiful neo-classical work and
Madame Butterfly a wonderful dramatic narrative piece; so this programme is a
perfect introduction of the two faces of Northern Ballet. Our Company has
incredibly talented dancers and these two works will provide the opportunity for
audiences to see the dancers performing at their most physical as well as
demonstrating their abilities as dance-actors of the highest standard.
Introducing this new strand of touring is designed to enrich the dance offering
within the region, challenging the perceptions of which stories can be told
through ballet and providing audiences with something different than Swan Lake
or The Nutcracker."
Tickets for Northern Ballet's Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile are on sale
now and can be booked
online or by calling the box
office on:- 01253 290190.