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Issue:- Sunday Night, 27 December 2015

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Last chance to write a poem about Southport

NOW is your last chance to write a prizewinning poem about Southport. Because a poem about Southport could win you £1,000 in a free competition aimed at getting more people to write poetry.

It's free to enter this annual competition and it's open to all UK residents, young or old. All you have to do is send a poem about life in your own home Town or area to:-

Local Poem
United Press Ltd.
Admail 3735

You can also visit the competition's website.

The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to 3 entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as 1 line) and 160 words each.

"It can even be about something or someone from the poet's home area. We find that poems written from personal observation and experience are the most heartfelt and expressive, so we're expecting some great entries from your readers. The contest is designed to encourage ordinary people to write poetry; to both express themselves and be more creative. Last year's winner was from Darwin in Lancashire and previous winners came from Leicester, Surrey, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Oxford, Stafford, Rotherham and Greater Manchester. Maybe this year the £1,000 will go to a poet from Southport or a neighbouring town. Winning poems have been about a river, a tower, a local character, village life and local history."
explained a United Press spokesman.

The closing date is 31 December 2014.

A Norris Green man has arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous

ON 22 December 2015, Merseyside Police told the press that a 27 year old man, from Norris Green, had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, following a fatal road traffic collision on Friday, 18 December 2015.

Also a on 21 December 2015, a 21 year old woman, also from Norris Green, was charged with assisting an offender following a fatal collision.

Merseyside Police said that on Friday, 18 December 2015, a male pedestrian then died following the collision with a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene. A silver Ford Focus was reported to have been involved with the fatal road traffic collision, on Richard Kelly Drive, Liverpool. The car was found abandoned in Sandyville Grove, Liverpool. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Kameen said:- "This was a tragic set of circumstances. We would appeal to anyone who saw the car being left in Sandyville Grove or saw anyone on foot leaving the area following the collision which occurred, at around 10pm to contact us. I am also keen to speak to the 2 female occupants of a car which was being driven along Walton Hall Avenue a short time before the collision and was spoken to by a plainclothes patrol as I believe they may be able to assist us with our investigation."

Anyone with information is urged to call:- 0151 777 4065 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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