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Issue:- Thursday, 01 September 2016

Headlines and reports on this page = 4 news items.    Page - 9.

My Car Check reveals 10 cars most likely to have been written off

ANALYSIS of My Car Check data for the 1st ½ of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written off. Nearly a ¼ (23.67%) of all searches returned a write off warning, with the riskiest models being the Peugeot 208 Active and the Ford Fiesta Edge 60.

Write off warnings as a proportion of searches are as follows:-

1st - Peugeot 208 Active - 48.65%
2nd - Ford Fiesta Edge 60 - 48.57%
3rd - Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition - 40.60%
4th - Honda Civic Es I-vtec - 40.00%
5th - BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics - 38.89%
6th - Nissan Note Acenta - 38.71%
7th - Ford Fiesta Edge - 38.46%
8th - Nissan Micra S Auto - 37.84%
9th - Vauxhall Corsa Sri - 37.74%
10th - Vauxhall Corsa Sxi Ac - 37.74%

Source:- MyCarCheck.com (models with minimum 30 checks between 1 January and 30 June 2016)


Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said:- "Any previously written off vehicle must be viewed with caution, especially when inspecting the quality of repairs. The implications of being involved in a further accident in a car which has not been properly repaired don't bear thinking about. Even leaving the safety aspect aside, previous write offs should generally cost a lot less than a like for like non accident damaged vehicle. In a survey a couple of years ago, 79% of My Car Check customers said they wouldn't buy one. The flipside is that some buyers are happy to look at category C or D write offs and use the data to push for a price reduction."

With information from the police, DVLA, insurers and finance houses, My Car Check holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads; things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.

CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns My Car Check, performs over a million look ups a day for companies including:- Auto Express, Compare The Market, Go-Compare, Money Super Market, Swift Cover, Tesco and What Car?

'Liver Birdsong' - The Liverpool Blitz Musical

 

BIRDSONG Live Productions CIC is delighted to announce the casting for the forthcoming world premiere of its new British Musical:- 'Liver Birdsong - The Liverpool Blitz Musical.'  The production, which commemorates the 75th Anniversary of The Blitz will run at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, this Autumn.  Liver Birdsong receives its debut in the City in November, to remember The Blitz, when Liverpool was bombarded by the German Luftwaffe during World War II. It runs from Tuesday, 29 November 2016 to Saturday, 3 December 2016.  The show is produced by Birdsong Live Productions CIC, who are father and daughter team Tony Bradley and Rebecca Myers. Liver Birdsong is their 1st joint venture into professional musical theatre, although each has a background in theatre, music or TV. This emotionally charged and heart warming musical is packed with 18 brand new songs, delivered by a professional musical theatre company and a live band. Following months of rigorous searching and auditions the cast and main creative team are now in place. The cast selections covered an intensive 3 week period, from the more than 50 professionals who made it through to the final auditions.  The cast features:- Kate McHenry who plays 'Maggs Williams', Katie Burke as 'Daisy Mae Beech', Sophie Gaudie as 'Carla Evans', Rachel Jones as 'Cockney' Lil Ford, Corey Rumble as 'Hal Brandon', Tom Sentia as Chad Tyler, Michael Bailey as 'Red Ted' Forsythe, Miles Walker as 'Lawrence Gale', Chloe Fay as 'Ira Jones', Mia Molloy as 'Mrs Williams', Natalie Dignam as the contemporary dancer and Ben Keith as the narrator.

Writer/producer Tony Bradley comments:- "We are absolutely thrilled by the calibre of the professional cast we have managed to secure for Liver Birdsong. They are an incredibly talented group of 12 musical theatre professionals, some with experience in the industry, over many years, and others just starting out. Alan Moore (Musical Director), who many will know from shows and pantos at The Epstein and across the North West and Natalie Dignam (Choreographer), who runs her own dance school in Cronton and teaches at Liverpool Theatre School, really put everyone through their paces. At one audition, we had to say good bye to 13 professionals after the dance audition alone! But, together with our experienced Director, Jodie Marshall (A Mind Apart, Sheffield), Rebecca and I are blown away by the talent we've assembled. It is going to be a great, great show; a must see! We are so excited now the final cast is in place!"

The musical is set on the night of 28 November to 29 November 1940, in the early phase of the Liverpool Blitz. The events of that night were, later, described by Winston Churchill as:- "the worst single (civilian) incident of the war." It involved a direct hit by a parachute bomb on Durning Road Air Raid Shelter near Edge Lane, which killed 180 people. Join the 'Liver birds' – Maggs, Carla, Daisy Mae and Lil from Kirkby Munitions Factory; as they battle not only the Nazis, but also their own threats, fears and jealousies. Will they overcome their troubles and find hope? Although the production is entirely a work of fiction, it is based on the facts of that night and the 1st hand experiences of women; much like the 4 'Liver birds' in the show; from 1 of Britain’s largest wartime munitions factories. Liver Birdsong combines broad comedy, poignant tragedy and the musical styles of 1940, into a compelling mix that will have the audience roaring with laughter and searching for their hankies. So book your tickets now! To book tickets call:- 0844 888 4411, visit:- EpsteinLiverpool.Co.UK or book in person at the Theatre's Box Office.

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