New Liverpool wood pellet
depot confirms investment in North West biomass operations
THE ready availability of wood pellets
for biomass boilers in the North West of England has been boosted this week with
the arrival of Forest Fuels to its new facility in Liverpool.
The Forest Fuels' Liverpool wood pellet depot at Garston is the next stage in
the company's plans to significantly increase its financial investment in the
The facility will hold a huge amount of wood pellet; nearly 10 times the amount
that it held at its previous depot. This will greatly enhance availability of
fuel; particularly for Forest Fuels long term customers; from as far north as
the Scottish borders to as far south as Staffordshire and Mid Wales.
The site also provides a boost for associated businesses in Liverpool,
supporting jobs in Forest Fuels' supply chain, which delivers sustainable,
environmentally friendly wood fuel across the UK from its local depots.
"This is another positive step forward for the sector in the North West of
England and great news for our long term customers who want to be certain that
they can get wood fuel when they need it at this crucial time of year. Our
previous facility was much smaller, and this increased capacity means we are now
able to offer improved continuity of supply." said Peter Solly, managing
director of Forest Fuels
Advanced screening means less boiler breakdowns. The 2 shed depot is dedicated
solely to wood pellets and includes a conveyor driven screening plant, resulting
in high quality clean fuel. Coupled with rigorous quality controls, the
screening facility passes all of the wood pellets along a conveyor belt and
removes dust and smaller broken pellets before being loaded onto the delivery
vehicle. "Dust and broken pellets are one of the most common causes of boiler
breakdowns and inefficiencies, so this new
system offers customers further assurance. It will mean less boiler failures,
less worry, more boiler uptime and a much cleaner working environment."
added Grant Miller.
Grant Miller is Forest Fuels' North West account manager and heads up operations
at the new Liverpool depot.
Forest Fuels' investment in the Liverpool
facility is part of its long term strategy to help biomass compete alongside
fossil fuels, by ensuring the process of ordering fuel is simple, professional
and fully automated. Now the UK's largest biomass wood fuel supplier, the
company has recently increased the number of depots it has around the UK to 44,
and is continuing to consolidate the market and develop its operations through
key acquisitions and organic growth.
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Crimestoppers offers reward
of up to £5,000 for information on violent Oldham robbery
INDEPENDENT charity Crimestoppers have
announced that they are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of the persons responsible for a violent robbery in Oldham.
We are told that the incident occurred, at around 7.30pm, on Friday, 18 November 2016, in Kew Road,
when 2 attackers burst into the house of a pregnant mother, Fatima Bibi, who was
at home, with her 4 children, ranging from 5 to 13 years.
1 of the attackers held a knife to the throat of her 6 year old daughter after
her sibling opened the door and dragged her upstairs demanding to know where
their safe and money were kept. Mrs Bibi begged the burglars not to harm her
daughter, 1 of whom then began searching the property whilst the other put a
knife to her stomach, saying:- "pregnant lady I'm going to kill you."
We are also told that the pair fled with just an iphone 5s.
The 1st suspect is described as white, more than 6ft, of heavy build, and was
wearing a black wool balaclava, dark baseball cap, with the hood of his jacket
up. He wore a sleeveless black quilted jacket and a dark top, full length black
wool gloves, dark blue jeans, and spoke with a local accent.
The 2nd man is described as white, 5ft 5in, about 25 years old, with
light coloured eyes, an oval shaped face, short patchy ginger beard, of medium
build, and he spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a black wool hat pulled
down to just above his eyebrows, with the hood from his red jumper over the hat,
a black sleeveless quilted coat, black gloves and brown chinos.
Now, Crimestoppers is offering the reward of up to £5,000 for information passed
to the charity that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons
responsible for this attack. Information given to the police will not qualify
for the reward.
Gary Murray, Crimestoppers' North West Regional Manager, said:- "This was
a terrifying attack on a mother and her children that has now left them
terrified in their own home. I'd appeal to anyone who has any information
on this attack to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please, do
the right thing by your community and tell us what you know, not who you are.
These people need to be brought to justice in order to ensure that no one else
has to suffer such a terrifying ordeal."
Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555
111 or through our Anonymous Online Form,
All information passed
to the Police, as stated, will not qualify for a reward.
Armed containment incident
ON Wednesday, 18 January 2017, at
around 8.10am, a 25 year old, from Prenton was arrested following an armed
containment, at a house, on Raffles Road, Birkenhead. We are told that
Merseyside Police Officers attended an address on Raffles Road to execute a
warrant in relation to an ongoing investigation into cannabis cultivation. When
officers arrived they were threatened by a male, from within the house, who we
are told was in possession of a number of weapons. The man is said to have
barricaded himself into a room, that had an 8 month old baby in it. The Armed
Police Officers who were in attendance and put containment in place, around the
property, to ensure the safety of those in the house and neighbours. Specialist
negotiators then attended at the scene to persuade the man to come out. We are
told by Merseyside Police that at around 2.20pm, the male came out and was
arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, affray and drug
related offences. The 8 month old baby who was also in the property at the time
of the incident was then taken from the house and is both safe and well. The
male was then taken to a Police Station for questioning by Police Detectives. A
search of the property led to number of weapons being recovered, including a
crossbow and a machete. Merseyside Police said:- "Officers would like to
thank residents for their patience and understanding throughout this incident.
Officers would also like to thank the media for their co-operation and support
while sensitive negotiations were ongoing to ensure the safety of the baby, the
arrested man and officers who were in attendance during the incident."