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Issue:- Monday, 11 April 2016

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Architecture students' designs on Cemetery Chapel

A Chapel, in a Liverpool Cemetery, will be the focus of architectural interest this week.  70 students from Northern Universities will be visiting the South Chapel, at Anfield Cemetery, to generate design ideas for the future of the building. Their visit has been prompted by the Friends of Anfield's ambition for the Chapel.

The Friends Chair, Dr Tom Bradburn explains:- "We approached John Moores University some months ago asking if they would be interested in using Anfield Cemetery as the location for an architecture project.Our vision is to get the cemetery off Historic England's At Risk Register and build an International Heritage and visitor Centre by 2025. But we actually got more than we expected from the University. Northern Soul is a student design competition involving 10 Northern University Schools of Architecture. They meet annually and each City takes it in turn to be the host. It happens to be the turn of the Liverpool Universities and they have put together a series of 1 day design workshops organised through the Royal Institute of British Architects North West (RIBA NW) and the northern schools of architecture. The students will work in teams on design ideas and I am sure they will come up with some very interesting and imaginative ideas for how a heritage centre can be developed."

The undergraduates are visiting the Cemetery, on the morning of Friday, 8 April 2016 and will then work on their designs. At the end of the day judging will take place and prizes given out for the best ideas. The Friends, supported by the City Council, are formulating bids to the Architectural Heritage Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, to help further their aims which run alongside the £260m Anfield regeneration project.

Cannabis farm discovered in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that a cannabis farm that was discovered, on Friday, 8 April 2016, in Southport. The discovery came at around 8.40am, when a fire broke out at a flat at Grosvenor Road. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) who attended and extinguished the fire, alerted the Police to the find. It's believed the property held around 50 to 60 plants. Since the find, the premises was made secure and Police say that enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with any information on suspected cannabis farms can call:- 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

Some of the signs that cannabis is being grown are:-

Strange smells and sounds.

► Frequent and varied visitors to a property, often at unusual times.

► Gardening equipment being taken into a property, such as plant pots, fertiliser, fans and industrial lighting.

► Windows are sealed and covered or the curtains are permanently closed.

► Heat from an adjoining property.

► Birds gathering on a roof in cold weather.

Individually these activities may seem commonplace, however, together may indicate something more sinister.

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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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