Letter to Editor:- "Pink
Photo's by Graham Lee
HAVE you seen a strange glow in the sky between Southport
and Ormskirk? 1 of our readers was travelling back from an event when she
spotted a strange 'bright pink glow' between Southport and Ormskirk, in the sky,
on 26 February 2017. "I had the camera on me as we had just been to a gig
and after taking a friend, who lives in Southport, home, we spotted it! The glow
and as it was on the right hand side of the road so we stopped and my other
half, Graham, took a few shots. Well nothing has been Photoshopped they are the
original photos we took with our camera. It has got us puzzled what it could be.
We have since been told it could be LED Lighting in greenhouses, which could
explain it... It is so strange. Have any of your other readers seen this? Sadly,
I think it is just greenhouse lights and not alien landings... If anyone could
shed any light on this situation, even if pink, please do let us know! It has us
stumped!" said Pagan....
Josie Long's 'Something Better'
Long's heading to Liverpool 13 March 2017, this show about optimism and
hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to.... This
uplifting show follows on from the international sell out success of her
previous show:- 'Cara Josephine' that cross the UK, Europe, in
Australia and even the USA! Josie, if you don't already know, is the star of BBC
Radio 4's Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet's Wonders and presenter of
Short Cuts tours her 8th solo stand up show nationwide in 2017.
Josie's 34. She thought by now that she would have children, and be in love, and
have a country that didn't vote with the far right parties to march us all off a
cliff. And that she would be able to do all the awesome stuff that activists do.
She thought we would have won by now. Oh, and she wanted to be taller and better
This is a show about optimism and hopefulness, about looking for people and
finding things to look up to. It's about wanting more from life than it might be
up for giving out. It's about struggling with realising what you are, who you
are and what you can't change about yourself, and about really feeling like an
outsider for the 1st time. It's a bit about having faith in younger people, and
friendship, and activism, and solidarity. Actually, she's been busy interviewing
activists about what they do and why, so it's also about politics and making
things happen. And there's probably a bit where she pretends to be a push button
shower, so it should be silly and fun too, with a few exciting bits in it.
Josie presents Radio 4's popular short documentary series Short Cuts, which is
also 1 of the top downloaded podcasts today. She regularly writes for the
Guardian and has recently appeared on The Island (Channel 4), The Superhuman's
Show (Channel 4), Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dara
O'Briain's Go 8 Bit.
So don't if you want to smile get in line and get a ticket now! To book your
place for the Liverpool show, call the Epstein Theatre now on:- 0844 888 4411.
For other dates and venues, along with more information about Josie, visit her
15 charged following raids
across Merseyside, Lancashire, Cleveland and Cumbria
FOLLOWING a crackdown of drugs supply,
a number of raids were carried out in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cleveland and
Cumbria, on 2 March 2017. As a result of the raids Merseyside Police have
informed us that 15 people have now been charged and 2 remain in Police custody.
In addition, a total of £120,000 in cash was seized from various addresses in
Liverpool, together with 2 kilogram's of drugs and around £200,000 worth of
luxury items. These luxury items including cars, Rolex watches, jewellery and
electronic items that might now be sold off in auctions.
Superintendent Paul White from Merseyside Police said:-
"The action taken by our Officers, in Merseyside and other parts of the UK, is a
key part of an on going investigation into a criminal network we suspect of
distributing large quantities of Class A drugs from here, in Merseyside, to
other Towns and Cities. The arrest of 9 people this morning is the result of a
lot of meticulous, hard work by the investigation team. Class A drugs blight the
lives of the people who become addicted to them. Some addicts can then go on to
fund their habit through acquisitive crime, including burglary, theft and
robbery, and this has a negative impact on the lives of people living in the
communities where drug dealers and organised crime groups operate. Criminals
involved in the supply and distribution of controlled drugs don't care about the
impact that their illicit trade has on decent members of the public, all they
care about is the money they can make. They think they are untouchable and they
live a lifestyle that is beyond their means and often have no legitimate
employment to account for the money which pays for their fancy holidays and
designer clothes. Using new legislation under the Proceeds of Crime Act, we will
be looking to seize high value items which we believe have been bought through
money made through criminal enterprise, including drug dealing. These items will
go to auction and the bitter sweet irony, for those involved in serious
organised crime on Merseyside, is that nearly 20% of the money raised through
the sale of these items will go back in to fighting crime. Our message to those
involved in drug supply on Merseyside is that you cannot escape justice and
there are no borders, we will work with other forces to relentlessly pursue
those profiting from serious organised crime. No one should have to put up with
drug dealing and the associated violence and gun crime it often brings. We will
work with our communities to improve the quality of life for decent, law abiding
people and I would urge people to keep helping us do that by reporting any drug
dealing or gun crime to the Police or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111."