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Issue:- Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Mark Thomas' 'The Red Shed' will be at the Liverpool Everyman later this year!
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OUR favourite campaigning comic Mark Thomas returns to Liverpool this Autumn with The Red Shed, the 3rd part of his theatrical trilogy which began with the multi award winning, critically acclaimed Bravo Figaro and Cuckod. Mark returns to the place where it all began:- 'the Red Shed', a labour club in Wakefield; to celebrate the club’s 50th Birthday.

The Shed, home to Mark’s 1st public performances, is also a home to dissent, to organising and to progressive politics, and so it was here that Mark’s true political prowess began. An iconic and vital place for its patrons, this is where the true meaning of solidarity is found and where you can be part of history and part of the struggle. A South London lad, born to a Thatcherite world of self employed builders, labourers and tradesman like his father where the individual is key, Wakefield’s alien traditional labour community awoke a new determination in Mark and changed his life forever.

Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the club’s history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community. It is a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle. Mark Thomas' 'The Red Shed' will be at the Liverpool Everyman, over 16 Steptember to 17 September 2016. For tickets please call:- 0151 709 4776 or visit:- MarkThomasInfo.Com.

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WE keep being asked what the IMPRESS logo is and what we have to do with it. IMPRESS is the first truly independent press regulator in the UK and we are now 1 of the first regulated news publishers to be able to use the "IMPRESS kitemark." known as the "Trust in Journalism mark." Why is this so important? This shows we check information to the best of our ability and you can rely on us for news, as we are regulated!

For years the media system in the UK has been lacking proper regulation, and that came to a head with Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for independent regulation. After the report came out, the then failed Press Complaints Commission re-branded as IPSO, but that group, according to many has continued to do what it did as the PCC, in the very same way.... As a result, this year, IMPRESS applied to the PRP (Press Recognition Panel) to become the first and only, recognized regulator and it intends to implement Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations.

IMPRESS is now well on track to become the only body recognized as the UK's Press regulator. IMPRESS is determined to support the freedom of the press and believes very strongly that we must rebuild the image up of the UK's media. Not via PR, but via good journalistic practices, that British journalism was once World renowned for.

It is worth noting that Britain’s newly announced Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, moved the final vote on the Crime and Courts Act in her previous job as Home Secretary, and welcomed the cross party agreement supporting Section 40. That Act, supporters of IMPRESS believe, will help publishers to publish real public interest stories whilst adhering to a strong and relevant code of practice. It will also help stop rogue news groups in the UK publishing world, and protect small or independent publishers, as well as giving normal people having the ability to act, should things go wrong. This is very different to the rival IPSO model, which is just the former regulator, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) that was slammed by Lord Justice Leveson, and subsequently to its re-branding.

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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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