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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-24-03

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New Brighton - new improved website

A website dedicated to informing residents and visitors about what's happening in 1 of Wirral's most popular tourism destinations has been given a makeover. is set to become the online 1 stop shop for those planning a trip to the thriving seaside resort over the spring and summer. With listings of all the top places to eat, sleep and play in New Brighton, a further feature of the site is a regularly updated 'what's on' section, with details of special events which New Brighton is hosting this year, including the Seaside Festival and the launch of the Mermaid Trail.

The website site is now mobile friendly and adaptive to different screen sizes and a variety of different devices. It has been developed by local web design company Farm Factory and overseen by Tony Hurst, who owns and manages local business Arcadia, and who is a member of the New Brighton Coastal Community Team (NBCCT). Tony said:- "It is our intention to keep the website vibrant and up to date and through the involvement of the New Brighton Coastal Community Team we will ensure there is a constant source of live information to give out."

Funding to support the development of the site has been possible due to a Government grant, administered through Wirral Council, to support economic development in seaside communities.

Cllr Tony Jones, Wirral Council Pledge Champion for Building a Vibrant Tourist Economy and Chair of NBCCT, said:- "With New Brighton now attracting around a million plus visitors; and rising; there was a clear need for a dedicated website, endorsed by the businesses and attractions in the resort and with clear, accessible and up to date information."

The website is being supported by a free pocket sized Visitor Guide for New Brighton and North Wirral produced by local publisher LCDP Wirral, with 15,000 copies printed and distributed from April 2017. MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that shotgun cartridges have been found in Bootle, on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Officers discovered a bag containing live shotgun cartridges while searching an area of the old cemetery on Irlam Road and Church Green this morning. Officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Team found the ammunition, which has been recovered for forensic examination.

Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins said:- "We searched this area following information provided by the community. This recovery means there is less ammunition on our streets that could be used to cause fear, harm or even worse in our communities. The force is relentless in its pursuit of those involved in gun crime and will continue to carry out searches such as these to make our streets safer. Officers searched this area after receiving Information from the community, which again proves how vital the public can be in our fight against gun crime. This discovery has been brought about through continued work with the community as part of our on going pursuit to reduce firearms possession and discharges across Merseyside. The ammunition will be taken away and examined by crime scene investigators. I'd urge anyone who has any information about firearms in their community, to get in contact with officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111."

Police are appealing for any members of the public who may have images or footage of the incident to send them via this website


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