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Issue:- Monday, 07 March 2016

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Local Councillor among 9 people charged over allegations of fraud at Southport Care Home

THIS week Merseyside Police have charged 3 people following an investigation into allegations of fraud at Barton Park Care Home, on Oxford Road, Southport, following on from 6 others being charged on 26 February 2016. We are told that the allegations are all related to an 18 year period, between 1997 and 2015.

The latest 3 to be charged are:-  Kiria Hughes, aged 40. She is due to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on 16 March 2016. Colette Morris, aged 41. She is due to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on 18 May 2016. Rosemary Booth aged 66 years. She is due to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on 18 May 2016.

Among those charged on 26 February 2016, was a local Southport Conservative Councillor, David Richard Barton, who is aged 26. He has since been suspended from the Conservative Party, pending the outcome of the Court case. This is in accordance with the national Conservative party rules on matters like this.

The others charged, following consultation with the Specialist Fraud Division of the Crown Prosecution Service, included:- Lucinda Jayne Barton, aged 53, Thomas Mills, aged 70, David Charles Barton, aged 22, Nichola Susan Pimlott, aged 58 and Ramamurthie Dasaratha David Barton, aged 61.

All those charged on 26 February 2016 will appear before South Sefton Magistrates in Bootle on 29 April 2016.

The Barton family have told the media that:- "We are determined to fight all the charges and clear our names of the allegations brought against us."

We visited the Barton Park's Retirement Information Centre, on the corner of Post Office Avenue and St. George’s Place (Lord Street), Southport, for any further comments, but we could not obtain a response at the door.

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Last chance to win 2 tickets to see SPACE live in Southport!

AN extremely special music event is heading to the Fox and Goose Sound Lounge, on Cable Street (PR9 0DF), as on 3 June 2016, from 8pm, the amazing band:- 'Space' will be live on stage! As we said in a few editions back, Space is one of Liverpool's biggest bands since the 'Beatles' and tickets are already selling well. They can be obtained via our Online Shop, as well as via the Royal Court Theatre, in Liverpool, plus on, along with the Fox and Goose Booking Office located at Leos Bar, on Nevill Street, Southport, from Friday, 4 March 2016. Tickets are just £16 (+ P&P/handling charge),, and selling fast... But you can also have the chance of winning the tickets this gig via us! To enter, all you have to do is answer a simple question... Play this song on YouTube:- "Ballad Of Tom Jones," which was a hit with both Space and Catatonia and let us know... where did Tommy Scott say he does not come from? please note you must be over 18 to enter and also you must have photo ID with your age on when you attended the event. Your name will be given to the Fox and Goose should you win, plus to the band's promoter. Email your full name, address and phone number, plus your answer to:- If you have already got the ticket, we will refund it for you, should you win. Please read out standard competition T&C. Your entries must be in by 21 March 2016. Only 1 entry per person. The venue also reserves the right to refuse entry should you violate the venues rules.



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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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