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Issue:- Saturday, 26 September 2015

Search is on for 322 seasonal workers in Manchester and North Lancashire this Christmas

LEADING digital retailer Argos is looking for around 322 seasonal workers in Manchester and North Lancashire to help make Christmas happen for thousands of local shoppers this Christmas.

Additional customer helpers are being sought to support Argos' 30 stores in Manchester and North Lancashire to meet customer demand for toys, video games, technology and other popular Christmas gifts this festive season.

48 drivers with great customer service skills are required in Manchester and North Lancashire to support Argos' store to customer door distribution service during the peak shopping season, which it expects to be highly popular with customers looking for the certainty of same day delivery.

Initial contracts for all vacancies are around 3 months, with the potential for some roles to become permanent at the end of the season, where vacancies exist. Recruits will be offered a minimum of 10 hours per week (minimum of 6 hours per week for weekend staff).

Roles are available at stores across the UK, including more than 100 digital Argos stores which combine the benefits of online shopping inside a physical store.

Andy Clark, Regional Manager for Manchester and North Lancashire at Argos said:- "Christmas is the busiest and most exciting time to be in retail and our ability to offer more than 20,000 products for the whole family within easy reach is why millions of people shop with us over the festive season.  To make sure we offer customers the best possible service, we need extra support in our stores and we're looking for people who are customer focused, energetic and enthusiastic. As we gear up to make getting hold of Christmas gifts as easy as possible, for the first time we are also seeking drivers to join our store teams and support local deliveries to customers.  People are at the heart of our business and we are committed to maintaining the friendly, personal service we are known for, whether customers are shopping online or in store. We can offer fantastic, flexible training that will also benefit people for the long term."

Argos serves more than 121 million customers throughout its network of stores every year, with 95% of the population living less than 10 miles from an Argos store.

New team members will receive competitive rates of pay and immediate benefits of 10% staff discount at Argos and 20% discount at sister company Homebase. The 'My Benefits' scheme gives all staff exclusive savings and local discounts both online and in a variety of other high street retailers.

Successful applicants can gain valuable and transferable skills via Argos' Open Door training system. This enables them to work through retail training modules at work, on the move or from the comfort of their own home using their smartphone, tablet or PC.

For the 4th consecutive year, Argos will be continuing its successful partnership with TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice, under which summer seasonal workers with the travel company can apply for roles in their local Argos store for the winter season.

Interested candidates can apply for all roles online.

Scouting For Girls heading to Liverpool and are due to release new album

DO you remember the pop group 'Scouting For Girls?' Well this award winning band is due to return with a brand new album called:- 'Still Thinking About You'. They are also heading to Liverpool's O2 Academy, on 3 December 2015! The album will be released on 16 October 2015, by East West Records and should be available to pre-order now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Amazon (signed). So when they head to Liverpool shortly, you will be 1 of the 1st to see the group perform the new tracks live!   We have bee told that Scouting For Girls have taken a new approach to writing and recording and the new tracks will have a fresh, more mature sound. Plus 'Still Thinking About You' is the West London band's 1st album of new material since 2012, and their 1st for new label East West.

"On'Still Thinking About You', we've embraced what people love about this band and we've made the ultimate Scouting For Girls record. We tried to make a collection of songs that worked together, which we'd never really done before. And we wanted to make songs that connect truthfully and emotionally. It's about being instinctive, and honest. As weird as it sounds, so few records these days have any real instruments on them We've got proper pianos, and proper strings. We didn't want anything tuned on the vocals. We'd just sing it till it sounded good and natural."
frontman Roy Stride told us.

If you don't know the band... Well... They comprise of lifelong friends Stride (vocals, guitar, piano), Greg Churchouse (bass), and Pete Ellard (drums), the trio met at school and formed Scouting For Girls in 2005. With 4 Top 10 albums and 4 Top 10 singles to their name, including a No.1 album (2007's self titled debut) and a No.1 single (2010's This Ain't A Love Song), Scouting For Girls have an impressive chart pedigree. They have been nominated for four Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello, and have sold out Wembley Arena and Royal Albert Hall. Befitting a man who has penned several massive chart and radio hits including She's So Lovely, Heartbeat, Elvis Ain't Dead and the aforesaid This Ain't A Love Song, Stride is hugely in demand as a songwriter and producer, whose compositions have been recorded by One Direction, McBusted, Olly Murs, and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

If you want to see them live, at Liverpool's O2 Academy, on 3 December 2015, book your tickets now, from Ticketmaster and

If you do go to the show, please let us know what you thought of it, via emailing us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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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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