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Issue:- Monday, 8 February 2016

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Liverpool City Pancake Race to be held on 9 February 2016

EVERYONE knows Liverpool Parish Church for its Lent Talks for the City, but the Liverpool's final preparation for Lent will be a pancake race by the chefs of some of the hotels and restaurants in the City. This annual event takes place on Shrove Tuesday, 9 February 2016, at 11am, in St Nicholas' Gardens next to Liverpool Parish Church on Chapel Street, opposite the Liver Building. The church's ministry with businesses across the City includes many Hotels.

The Rector of Liverpool, the Revd Dr Crispin Pailing, said:- "Last year's winner from the Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel will be coming to defend his title, so I hope that there will be some stiff competition from other chefs. I'm not accusing anyone of foul play, but last year's winner brought his own design of pancake which I think gave him the winning edge." The winning chef is presented with an engraved pancake pan to display proudly in the Hotel Kitchen for their year of victory.

The origin of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday lies in the tradition of using up remaining fat and dairy products before'fasting' began in Lent. Although people rarely give up dairy products in Lent, many Christians still keep the tradition of giving something up as a way of preparing themselves for Easter.  For more information contact Jean Wynne via email at:-

17 year old girl arrested after incident at Altcar Training Camp

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that a 17 year old girl, from Moreton, Wirral, has arrested, on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply, after incident that took place at Altcar Training Camp, on Saturday, 6 February 2016. We are told that an investigation has started following a number of young cadets became unwell, following a suspected drug taking incident, overnight, at the Army Training Camp. The investigation will aim to establish whether drugs had been taken and to identify the source. The exact circumstances cannot be confirmed at this time, however 9 young people had been examined at 2 local hospitals and have all since been released. At this time, it is believed that no other cadets have been affected. "Parents of other children who attended the camp this weekend, and who have any concerns about the health of their children, should seek appropriate medical advice." said Merseyside Police. The girl was later bailed to a later date pending further enquiries.

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