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Issue:- Monday, 20 June 2016

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Formby Food, Drink and Music Festival 2016

FORMBY Food, Drink and Music Festival is fast approaching with new attractions being added on a weekly basis to include the Climbing Wall, The Cave, Paint Balling, archery, roadeo bull, mega slide, pedal boats, assault course, magic shows, craft tent and Football Zorbing to mention a few.  The live music stage will feature a variety of acts, but will feature:- 'YES LAD' a new and upcoming young boy band who are managed by the person who put 'Take That' together. Also appearing are the Casey Blues Band, Anna Corcoran, Searchin, the Dockers, the amazing Kappa to mention a few and with new acts be added all the time. Of course the now well known and much looked forward to Musical Firework Display, which is a surprise, but if you have got kids you should definitely not miss it. But also don't forget the fantastic Katumba Band, which is a walking wall of sound and who will be at the event on Sunday.  On Friday night the Festival, we are told, will be having the School Choir Competition, which is a 1st and is being run in association with Formby Parish Council.  That we are told will be followed by the 'Great British Pub Quiz...' with the winning team receiving £100 cash on the night.

This year the show will have the West Lancs Dog Display Team putting on 2 performances and a variety of interactive participation events, in the Display Arena, for all to take part in.

The Show Tent has been expanded, so not only do will the Festival have the 'Bake Off' competition, but also a competition for Fruit, Veg and Flowers taking place.  More details can be found on the events website.

Back by popular demand is the 'Kids Cooking Marquee' which is free to the children where they learn to prepare and cook with the professional chefs. The places are limited so you are advised to book in on line to ensure a place.

This year will have the shows ticket office opening, on the Park, from 1.00pm on Thursday and on Friday from 10am, to allow you to pre-purchase your wristbands to avoid the queues.  We are informed that everyone who pre-purchases their wrist band will be given a little surprise gift as well!  "We would also like to thank our sponsors Waitrose, FTS and Churchilll Retirement and also those who support the event including Formby Parish Council, Formby Tool Hire and Sefton Parks and Greenspaces." said a spokesman for the show.

Full details regarding costs and times open are available on our website together with entry forms.

Opening times are as follows:-

►  Friday, 15 July 2016, from 5pm to 10pm.
►  Saturday, 16 July 2016, from 11am to 11pm.
►  Sunday, 17 July 2016, from 11am to 6pm.

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Arrests take place after motorbike is recovered

MERSEYSIDE Police we are informed have arrested 4 males and recovered a stolen motorbike following an incident in Bootle.  Merseyside Police said:- "Officers on patrol noticed a motorbike being ridden in an anti-social manner on South Park, at around 2.15pmm Friday, 17 June.  A short time later, 3 males from Bootle, aged 18, 16 and 16, were arrested in South Park on suspicion of unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and a 4th male, aged 22, from Bootle was arrested for obstructing a Police Officer." As of yet we have no updates, but we are told they they have been taken a Police Station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

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