Crosby Road Street Party Planned
Photographs with thanks to Zackary
Downey - ZED Photography
WITH the recent 90th birthday
celebrations of Her Royal Highness The Queen those Royalists in Crosby Road,
Birkdale are planning another huge Royal Street Party. The date has been set for
Sunday, 12 June 2016, from 12:30hrs to 19:00hrs with once again funds raised for
The Independent Lifeboat Trust. Bunting, flags and lots of cake we be the order
of the day; even the sun has been booked! Organiser Jonathan Cunningham MBE
said:- "We are delighted to once again be holding one of the best street
parties in the land and supporting our great local charity. We love our Queen
and this is a day to celebrate her amazing reign and life." Leaflets
have been distributed so organisers need to know who is attending. Payment
before to secure your place with adults £5 and children under 16 FREE. We now
wonder if Crosby Road with its 4th large party is the most royal street in the
UK? If you wish to attend or get involved then send an Dawn an
or phone:- 01704 320008. God save the Queen!
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World Health Organisation
advisor to guest lecture at Edge Hill University
TO celebrate the International Day of
the Midwife on Thursday, 5 May 2016, Edge Hill University will host regular
Advisor to the World Health Organisation, Professor Tina Dame Lavender to
discuss the changing global agendas in relation to maternal health.
Dame Tina Lavender is Professor of Midwifery
and Director of the Centre for Global Women's Health at the University of
Manchester. She is Co-editor in Chief of the British Journal of Midwifery,
Associate Editor of the African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Editor
of the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group of the Cochrane Collaboration and on the
editorial team of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Head of Midwifery and Lead Midwife Education, Catherine McEvilly said during her
guest lecture, Professor Dame Tina Lavender will discuss the global health
agenda with a focus on midwifery. "The International Confederation of
Midwives focus for celebrating International Day of the Midwife in 2016 is
'Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery'. At Edge Hill University, the
undergraduate midwifery programme enables students to understand the importance
of an international focus to ensure women and newborns receive the quality care
that they deserve. Professor Lavender's focus will strengthen student midwives'
appreciation of the importance of midwifery care on a global basis."
Edge Hill University has a number of students who have participated in elective
placements in countries such as:- Ghana, Tanzania, Canada, America, India, New
Zealand and Australia in order to gain an understanding about how midwifery
practice and conditions for women differs around the world.
Lesley Briscoe, Lead for Midwifery Research and Enterprise in Midwifery said the
International Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the contribution midwives
make around the world. "International Day of the Midwife is an annual
celebration of midwives achievements and dedication around the world that aims
to acknowledge experts in the field, and promote midwifery as a rewarding
career. As a leader in her field, it is an honour to host Professor Dame Tina
Lavender who will share stories and observations that will inspire the next
Professor Dame Tina Lavender leads a programme of research in midwifery and
women's health with her main area of focus being the management of prolonged
labour and partogram use. She also holds an honorary contract at St Mary's
Hospital, Manchester and a Visiting Professorship at the University of Nairobi.
Dame Tina is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal
College of Midwives and European Academy of Nurse Science. Dame Tina also acts
as a regular Advisor to the World Health Organisation, particularly in relation
to guideline development.
Liverpool patient's plea: don't ignore M.E.
"I have lost friends because they expect
me to feel as well as I've made myself look on the outside, and don't bother to
understand when I'm not able to do this." That's the experience of
Janet Crawford, 55, of Liverpool, who has M.E., a disabling, neurological
condition that can affect anyone at any time. Many people with M.E. face
isolation and loneliness as friends, family and professionals struggle to accept
the true impact of the illness. By sharing her story for M.E. Awareness Month in
May, Janet is sending a simple message: don't ignore M.E. "I'm socially
isolated as my husband works full time, my children have their own family and
work commitments, and none of my so-called friends have remained in contact."
explains Janet. People with M.E. experience severe, persistent fatigue
associated with what's called post exertional malaise (the body's inability to
recover after expending even small amounts of energy; sometimes also called:-
'payback') and chronic pain. Any physical or mental activity can trigger
a flare up in symptoms. "I 1st became ill following an operation and
several life stressors in 1999; I was diagnosed in 2002. My
symptoms were at their worst in August last year when I was signed off work. I
had severe pain from any activity, was mentally and physically fatigued, and had
very poor cognition and disturbed, un-refreshing sleep." said Janet.
There is currently no specific test that can detect M.E. and, like Janet, many
people wait a long time to be diagnosed. Around a quarter of people with M.E.
are so severely affected that they remain bed or housebound. "I am
currently housebound, living a very sedentary life to avoid any unpleasant
symptoms and becoming bedridden again; like I am if I do any physical activity
of daily living, like social family events, shopping or light housework."
Janet added. UK charity Action for M.E. is taking action to end the ignorance,
injustice and neglect experienced by people with M.E. Find out how you can make
a difference to the lives of people with M.E. right now at:-
ActionForme.Org.UK or call:- 0117 927 9551.
CCTV Appeal following a fishy theft from
Garden Centre in Maghull
MERSEYSIDE Police in the Sefton area
have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to following the theft of
expensive equipment from a garden centre in Maghull. 2 'Blue Marine'
LED lighting units for use in fish tanks were stolen from a display within the
aquatics section of the store on Sefton Lane. A member of staff working on the
day of the theft, on Sunday, 21 February 2016, noticed them missing and check
with colleagues to see if they had been recently sold. When she was told they
hadn't she checked the shop's CCTV and contacted the Police. The lighting units
are worth £350 and £250 respectively. A number of customers had been in the shop
that afternoon and officers are keen to hear from anyone who there that
afternoon who saw anything suspicious. They are particularly keen to identify
and trace the man in the CCTV still as they believe he may have information that
could assist the investigation into the theft. Anyone with information is asked
to call:- 101 quoting crime reference number 0516041326 or leave information
anonymously with Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Southport has 6 new Back Belts
SOUTHPORT have 6 high kicking
students... Master Thomas, from Unite Martial Arts, was very proud of all 6
students who achieved their Black Belt on Saturday, 2 May 2016. A fantastic
achievement that demonstrates sheer hard work, positive focus and dedication. If
anyone would like to try 4 FREE classes, we have sessions running in
Southport, Formby and Ormskirk. To book please call the Office on:- 01704