Council invests in
future success of Airport
LIVERPOOL City Council has formally
signed an investment deal with Liverpool John Lennon Airport to help it
continue to grow into the future.
The airport has seen an increase in passenger numbers, airlines and
destinations served over the last year and now the council has become part
of two joint venture companies to invest funds on the basis that it will
make a commercial return.
The council has acquired a stake in the airport in the form of shares and
the investment will be used to further improve facilities for passengers and
airlines and maximise the opportunity for the Airport and City Region to be
a key gateway for the Northern Powerhouse.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "John Lennon Airport delivers a
huge economic boost for the City Region, employing thousands of people
directly and indirectly. It is the gateway to the City from many
destinations and it is absolutely vital that it continues to grow, create
more jobs, boost economic growth and develop tourism. This opportunity to
play a more active part in its future expansion and success makes it a sound
investment for the City Council. This is part of our Invest to Earn
strategy where we are able to make investments that deliver a return which
we can then plough back into supporting council services. This funding can
only be used for investments and we are not taking money away from frontline
services for it."
Robert Hough, Chairman of Liverpool John Lennon Airport said:- "We are
delighted by the City Council's decision to invest in LJLA. This investment
complements the council's existing role in supporting the local and regional
economy and allows the City to share in the financial success of the
airport. They will bring strong support both financially and strategically,
with interests aligned to those of Peel and the wider City Region."
The Airport is one of the City Region's major employers, attracting inward
investment and bringing significant tourism benefits, helping to boost the
local economy and is an important driver of prosperity in the region.
Passenger numbers at the airport in 2015 were 8% up on 2014; the highest
since 2012 and are already over 20% higher for the year to date in 2016.
Discover the world of
farming on a local farm this June
VISITING a farm on:- 'Open Farm,'
Sunday, 5 June 2016, is a wonderful way to discover the world of farming.
Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us; from the
food we eat, to clothing, medicine, fuel and manufacturing. Agriculture is
vital to our future too; so come along and find out more!
Hundreds of farms across Britain will be opening their gates for LEAF's
(Linking Environment And Farming) 'Open Farm Sunday'. It is a great day out
for the whole family and a unique opportunity to discover what farmers do
and the vital role they have in protecting and enhancing the environment.
You may not realise it but our lives depend on the diverse products farmers
grow. For example, did you know that farmers grow crops for generating heat
and power, cosmetics, perfume and even medicine, as well as producing wool
for clothing and fibre for insulation and building materials?
And of course, don't forget that the
majority of the nutritious and delicious food we enjoy each day has been
grown or produced on British farms; ranging from meat and dairy products,
to fruit and vegetables, cereals, eggs and oil.
Since the 1st Open Farm Sunday in 2006, it has been organised by LEAF, the
leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. Visiting
a farm, on the 5 June 2016, you will learn more about sustainable farming, and get
a great insight into the role farmers play in looking after our countryside; including woodlands, hedgerows, meadows, ponds and pathways. Come and
learn how farmers manage water and energy resources, care for the health of
the soil, create new habitats for wildlife and above all, have a great day
out with family and friends.
All types of farms take part in:- 'Open Farm Sunday' and most events are free.
Activities on the day can range from farm walks and trailer rides, through
to sheep shearing, milking demonstrations, bug hunts and machinery displays.
There will also be a chance to explore the technology and science behind
farming and food production, and find out about the business aspects of
So round up the family, put on your wellies and head to the countryside to
meet a farmer and have a great day out experiencing all the sights, sounds
and science of the farm. Find your local Open Farm Sunday event
Safer Sleep Week
A hospital trust has been supporting:-
'Safer Sleep Week' which is aimed at preventing cot deaths.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a
baby where no cause is found. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust
and other locations throughout the UK have given out leaflets and advice
to visitors promoting safer sleep for babies.
While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps parents can take
to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring. 'Safer Sleep Week'
is The Lullaby Trust's national awareness campaign
targeting anyone looking after a young baby. The event ran from 14
March to 20 March 2016 and The Lullaby Trust and partners hope that is has
parents knowledge about the importance of safer sleep. They also hope that
it has made more people aware of how to
reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
For more information about safer sleep, visit:-
These are a few 'Safer Sleep' tips:-
► Keep baby away from smoke, before and after birth.
► City Region Put baby in a cot, crib or moses basket to sleep; never fall asleep with
them on a sofa or chair.
► City Region Never fall asleep with baby after drinking or taking drugs / medication.
► City Region Put baby to sleep on their back with their feet to the foot of the cot.
► City Region Keep baby's head and face uncovered and make sure they don't get too hot.
► City Region Breastfeed your baby. Support is available if you need it.
Search for a star comes
IF you want your chance to be a
singing star the perfect opportunity is coming because a competition to find
new singing talent will take place in Southport.
Southport's heat of this competition will take place this summer and entry
is completely free. The 1st prize is a recording session at a professional
studio. "There's no age limit to the competition and we're looking for future
stars so we hope the competition will appeal to the very young. We're hoping
for entrants from aged 5 upwards." said Louise Nutter, one of the
organisers of the competition.
The competition is being run by Charity Aid, a Northern based volunteer
group. "We've raised well over £500,000 in the last 12 years holding
singing events with music and singing as the focal point. We're hoping that as well as
unearthing a lot of musical talent the competition will raise at least
£20,000 for charities we support. Several of our team are cancer patients so
we mostly fundraise for the main national cancer charities. Our philosophy
is never to turn away a charity which comes to us for help so we have
fundraised for many small charities as well and we are always pleased if any
new charities which haven't approached us would like to contact us. We
organize charity nights at pubs and clubs and again would be pleased to
speak to any pub or club which would like to hold a charity night. We do all
this free of any charge." explained
To enter all you need to do is text your full name, age and address to:- 07807
541 438 and someone will call you back to enter you into your local heat.