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Issue:- Monday, 20 June 2016

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Woodvale Rally 2016 - the Latest Show Update

THIS year’s Woodvale Rally was a success, despite the extremely heavy rain on the Sunday, which kept some of the exhibitors away, and stopped play, the numbers of visitors flocking to the Victoria Park where, in even larger numbers than ever since it moved to its new home. But the rain did not put off the owner of the oldest surviving Vulcan motorcar in the world from returning home. This amazing car was on display on the Sunday and drew in a large crowed..

TThe twin cylinder model, made by The Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company, in Southport, in 1904, was a joy to see. At 1 stage, the 2 seater even had Mr England, Chris Bramell and also Miss Liverpool, Molly McEntee-Morris excited. Also on display was a 1907 Paterson with many other nostalgic classic and vintage cars and trucks. Also attending this year’s show was Chloe Brown our newly crowned Miss Southport 2016. That was not forgetting TV presenter Jonathan Thompson and the Mayor of Sefton. Other highlights included the fantastic Unite Southport Taekwondo display, Jema Leopold and her fantastic pony and horse show, over 700 Morris Dancers, static and moving steam engines, the Skelmersdale Prize Band, Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers, the West Lancs. Canine Centre Dog Display Team, the 125 Battery Field Company, Army Reserves of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), and many more!

Feedback has been extremely good, especially due to the return of the model aircraft, so please let us know what you thought of this year’s show via emailing us to:- For further information about the show, please also visit:- WoodvaleRally.Com

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A unique photo shoot with an amphibious craft and a stunning model is on offer to local snappers


A monster of a photo shoot for local photographers in the offering, as's Laura Kolbusz will be modelling for a very unusual shoot at New Brighton Rock, on the Wirral. This will be a group photography modelling shoot, that will take place on 26 June 2016, with the amazing LARC XV Defiant II.  This shoot is a specialized shoot, which has been gaining huge interest from petrolheads, not only due to the craft, but also thanks to the amazing Laura. She will have a good selection of things to be photographed in and holding! Laura is a very experienced model, modelling a wide range of clothing for designers including New Zealand's Lola Fang. So don't miss out such an amazing opportunity! Click on here to book your place and also to find out more about this amazing shoot! Also to see the machine in action visit this YouTube link.

B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

Click on to buy now...THE video footage we have taken at the 70th BOA events this year in Liverpool has now been fully edited is available to buy, on a DVD, from our Online Shop, on Mersey Reporter very soon.  For each DVD sold, £3.00 will go to the Liverpool's Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal. (Registered Charity No. 229539)  At this stage we can only do UK postage options, but if you are outside the UK, you can still order copies, but only via emailing our newsroom at:- with your FULL address and we will get back to you with a postage cost and a payment link, should you wish to continue.


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Elton John takes to the stage in Liverpool!

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Wirral's Cabinet to discuss plans for improved communications with residents and businesses
Brother and sister duo raise over £9,000 for the Stroke Association
A dim outlook: Staying in the EU means the average household will spend up to £275 on replacement lightbulbs by 2018.
Letters to Editor:- "Is the 'Care Act' failing disabled people and carers?"
DONG Energy to build new multi-million pound operations facility in Merseyside
Liverpool Fashion Week taking booking for catwalk slots
Energy company plan powers ahead
Councils taking Government to High Court over funding of assessments for vulnerable adults
£6m worth of savings for Hanover residents in last 4 years
Merseyside and Chester Drug and Gun Gang have been Sentenced
Letter to the Editor:- "QUESTION OF HEALTH"
Merseyside Clubs Join Forces for FA Girls' Football Festival
Southport Restaurant Salutes Armed Forces
Woodvale Rally 2016 Photos - Part 1
Developments fund citywide improvements
Wirral set to introduce food recycling
2 new schools planned for Dyson Hall site
Firefighters free dog that took shelter in abandoned Wirral toilets after hearing claps of thunder
West Lancs schools score places at SPAR Lancashire School Games
Breastfeeding celebrated in Liverpool
CCTV stills of 2 men wanted in connection to burglary in Southport
A Royal wave from the Town Hall
More litter bins for parks
Formby Food, Drink and Music Festival 2016
Young woman from Southport has risen to the challenge in Girlguiding
Arrests take place after motorbike is recovered
Tribute by family of Karen and Jade Hales
VisitBritain launches GIANT tourism campaign in run up to The BFG film release and Dahl's 100th Anniversary
12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts
Southport Plays Host to its First Ever Beer and Folk Festival This Summer
Call for communities to be more learning disabilities and autism friendly
The Repair Revolution comes to Manchester!
The real problem is housing:- “The referendum will make no difference” says Belvoir
Lytham St Annes Beach users have nothing to wine about
Emerging Artists kick off with:- "Tent!"
Merseyside cancer centre selected to provide advanced brain tumour treatment in new national programme
Future Chef 2017 Introduces New Resources, Activities and Awards
New company to help meet housing needs
Manchester Sea Life Center teams up with Disney-Pixar
Sentencing of Peter Fox for manslaughter of Mother an Sister
Secret Gardens, Hidden Histories
40th Anniversary of Morris Minor Owners Club is heading to the Isle of Man
80's pop icon Nathan Moore at Revitalise Sandpipers
Barry Manilow spends birthday on stage in Liverpool!
Liverpool adventure Chris jack returns after 29 days and 2000 miles

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80's pop icon Nathan Moore at Revitalise Sandpipers

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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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