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Issue:- Thursday, 01 September 2016

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Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity

THE Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its' running day event, on Sunday, 11 September 2016, to raise funds for the upkeep of its' fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles.  This is a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some of buses in our collection, some of which featured at The 'Light Night' event back in May. The event is also aimed to attract new members, volunteers, sponsorship and generate interest within the community. This event is in association with 'Heritage Open Days' (HODS)
This year's event will feature services between Liverpool Pier Head's Mann Island, Aigburth Vale, Walton, Speke Hall and the surrounding areas. Due to refurbishment works, our event will not be operating from Liverpool South Parkway Interchange as we have done in previous years. A souvenir programme and guide to the day will be available for just £5 and any donations you would like to make to the group would be most welcome.

Steve Kelly, Chairman of The MTT is leading the event and has been involved with the group for over 30 years. Steve said:- "This event is now in its' 11th year and has gone from strength to strength using a similar format. We have been consistently attracting large numbers which is encouraging for a small charity and always looking at ways to make this event a huge success. All funds raised at the event will go a long way in helping to keep our collection safe for the future. We rely totally on donations and the good nature of people."

Buses run generally every 15 minutes starting around 10:00am from Mann Island and will observe all normal bus stops along the routes. The event runs from approx.10:00 until approx.4pm.

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Information event taking place for new M56 Junction 11a

DRIVERS, business owners and residents will be able to find out more about 2 Options for a new Junction 11a, on the M56, at an information event that will be held at Runcorn Linnets Football Club, on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, from 10am to 8pm. The Runcorn Linnets Football Club is located on Murdishaw Ave, Runcorn, WA7 6DL. We are told that:- "All comments will help inform proposals for a consultation later in the 2016. The plan is to ease congestion, relieve pressure on Junction 12 and improve connections to the Mersey Gateway and we need the public's help to do this."

The M56 is an important strategic route, linking North Wales to Manchester and the M6, as well as the Wirral, via the A55 and M53. It also provides links to both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport, as well as Chester and South Warrington.

Project manager Sophie Diver said:- "The government is investing heavily in additional capacity and connections to future proof our network and to reflect the growth in the regional economy. The M56 is an important strategic route for the North West. Drivers will benefit from the additional capacity and connectivity that a new junction will provide."

Outline designs are currently being developed for the new M56 Junction are:-

Option 1 – East Option...  This option would introduce a new junction to the East of the West Coast Main Line, connecting to the A56 Chester Road to the South and the existing Murdishaw roundabout to the North.

Option 2 – West Option...  This option would introduce a new junction to the West of the West Coast Main Line, connecting to a new roundabout at the South and the A533 Southern Expressway to the North.

The Highways Agency said:- "We are carrying out a number of surveys in the area to gather information, which will help us to develop each improvement option. Ecology surveys are taking place to identify if any protected species are present. This will help us to understand the environmental impacts. We expect to announce a preferred route in Spring 2017. The construction is expected to begin by March 2020. More information on the scheme is available on Highways England's webpage for the proposal documents."

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Blackpool Illuminations can be seen all the way to Miniland

Blackpool Illuminations comes to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

TO mark the start of the 2016 illuminations in Blackpool, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre has brought the world famous light show to the Manchester attraction, LEGO® style. Visitors will find Miniland's very own Blackpool, in miniature with the hordes of excited fans awaiting the big switch on!  For more information and to buy tickets, please visit:- LegoLandDiscoveryCentre.Co.UK. For regular news, updates and competitions, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Manchester is also on Facebook  and Twitter.

Get Snappy! There's only 1 month left to enter manufacturing photography competition

ONLY 1 month remains to get entries in for EEF's prestigious annual manufacturing photography competition; sponsored by Canon. The competition, now in its 7th year, is asking photographers to submit images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing. Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing; from design, process and technology in action through to the finished product; and can cover traditional or high tech sectors. Winners will compete for a set of Canon photography equipment and will see their work displayed in the House of Commons. They could even see their photographs appear in the media. The competition is free to enter and open to professional, amateur and young photographers. The competition closes on 30 September 2016. For more information and to enter click on here.

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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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