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Issue:- Thursday, 20 October 2016

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Disability assessment letters are shocking vulnerable people on Merseyside

letter has been popping up in the letter boxes of those who claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This much criticised point based assessment has lead to many medical and welfare groups to say it should be scrapped. The group Atos Healthcare conducts assessments on behalf of the UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We would like to know if you have had an PIP assessment as of late and what your views are on this assessment. Do you feel that ATOS are target driven to force people off the new disability benefit? Do you think they do a good job? Please let us know your views and thoughts. Also have you had any contact with Capita Business Services Limited (Capita)? If you do not want to be identified in any of our reports, please just comment on your email or letter, as we really want to know. Drop a letter in to our Office at 4a Post Office Ave, Southport, or email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com If you are having problems with your PIP, we strongly suggest you look at the Citizens Advice website page on this topic. The PIP helpline will allow you or someone else can call on your behalf, via calling:- 0345 850 3322 or using the Textphone service:- 0345 601 6677. It is worth making a note that calls to these number can cost up to 12p a minute from a landline, or between 3p and 45p a minute from a mobile (your phone supplier can tell you how much you'll pay).

Heads up Bieber Photos next week...
Photographs below by Jo Forrest.

you see Justin Bieber  in Liverpool and in Manchester? Fans of the Canadian singer and songwriter have been going mad to get a glimpse of him. In next weeks issue we will have photos of the first night of his 3 Manchester concerts. If you are attending or have attended the concerts, please let us know what you thought of his performance. Also do you think its ok that some of the media has slammed the 22 year old for saying:- "You can scream as much as you want afterwards but while I'm singing try and stay quiet." at the 1st of his 3 Manchester gigs? Email us to:- with your views and thoughts!

Mr England's flying the flag in China

MR England, aka Liverpool's Chris Bramell is again flying the flag for the UK. Over the next few days he is taking part in the International Manhunt, a pageant that, this year (2016) is being held in Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. More to follow on this soon!

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Teatro Pomodoro gets a big thumbs up for:- 'From The Shadows'

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New analysis shows that if you own your own home you are likely to live longer
Smokers urged to sign up to Stoptober
Cheap Purple ready to rock at the Fox and Goose Southport!
Help request to public following robbery at an Off Licence in Bootle
Harvest Festival celebrations at Dale Park
Northern Powerhouse secures its 1st shared datacentre for Higher Education
4 in 10 homes in the North West are not up to scratch
Praise given to Liverpool Football Club and Manchester United Football Club supporters
Grants will make neighbourhoods greener
GPs need better training to help children affected by domestic violence
Consumers in the North West pay pennies for fish fingers so they can splash out on teabags
UK at risk of Brexit brain drain, warns ACCA
Determined Fundraisers Swim 46 Miles in Memory of Local Farmer
Morecambe and Wise Statue Unveiled in Blackpool
Centre's help for street drinkers
Cerebral palsy charity bags more funds
Southport and Formby cancer recovery programme shortlisted for Macmillan Excellence award
Plans revealed for Liverpool International College new 'live/learn' development
Warning issued after e-cigarette sparks blaze in Wirral home
Getting to Riverside Fireworks is easy and accessible by public transport
Liverpool SOUP joins forces with Fit for Me to help Liverpool people join in and feel good
Appeal for Information – Burglary in Maghull
Action on Uninsured Driving
Stolen Medication in Maghull
North West eateries urged to enter the Food Porn Awards as expert judging line up announced
UK business confidence steady despite Brexit fears, finds major ACCA survey
Lesson in life saving creates new generation of life savers
Memorial bench unveiled for Liverpool born firefighter who died at Hillsborough tragedy
Meet the Mersey mum who will walk on fire to say thanks to NHS staff
Award winning NHS team scoops 4th award in a row
Have you seen the 'Mersey Shore - Coast' exhibition yet?
Merseyside Police Welcome Sentencing of Formby Man for Indecent Assault
1st Landlord Licensing prosecution brought
Divine Comedy Review
CCTV Appeal – Disorder in Southport
Did you see our hear shots being fired in Southport?
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is heading to The Atkinson with 'A Christmas Carol'

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Exclusive interview with - Christian Lee (Britain's Got Talent) about:- 'An Evening of Burlesque 2016'

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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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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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