Luxor Bar and Lounge, Waterloo issued with
LUXOR Bar and Lounge, located on South
Road, Waterloo has been issued with a 2 month closure order following an
investigation into drug use and violent incidents at the premises. On Thursday,
30 March 2017, Sefton Magistrates Court granted the closure order, which means
it must remain closed until midday, on 30 May 2017.
Community Sergeant Kate Young said:- "Following an investigation by our
Officers, we believe that this bar was linked to incidents of drug use and
violence. Waterloo is a safe and welcoming place to live and visit and we feel
that local residents and visitors deserve venues that can be enjoyed safely.
We're committed to keeping our communities safe and that means access to local
amenities where the residents can enjoy themselves in a safe environment. I'm
sure everyone would agree that this community shouldn't have to live with this
type of criminality happening on their doorstep. We are now working with the
management of the bar who share our determination to ensure such incidents do
not happen there again."
How many of Britain's wild mammals have you
PEOPLE'S Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling
for an army of volunteers to record any sightings of wild mammals they see in
their gardens or local green spaces, as part of its annual Living with Mammals
Now in its 15th year, PTES' Living with Mammals survey relies on members of the
public volunteering their time for a few weeks between Monday 3 April and the
end of June. Volunteers are required to choose a site close to their home or
place of work, and to spend a short time each week looking out for wild mammals
or the signs they leave behind. Volunteers can record their sightings online or
via paper forms.
David Wembridge, Surveys Officer at PTES, explains:- "Living with Mammals
provides a nationwide picture of how wildlife is faring in our Towns and Cities.
Recording wildlife and tracking how numbers are changing is key to ongoing
efforts to conserve it."
Last year, grey squirrels were recorded at 7 out of every 10 sites, making them
the most commonly reported wild mammal in the survey. But grey squirrels are
just 1 of the 28 wild mammal species that have been recorded during Living
with Mammals. Over the survey's 15 year history, mammal sightings range from
smaller species such as wood mice, water voles and hedgehogs, to much larger
species including deer, badgers, foxes and otters.
David Wembridge, Surveys Officer at PTES, continues:- "One thing to come
out of this survey is the surprising number of different mammals present in
urban areas. Some are only rare visitors to our gardens and parks, but if we can
encourage that diversity, it's a good indication of the natural health of our
towns and cities."
Many of Britain's mammals, including the hedgehog; recently voted as the
nation's favourite mammal in a 2016 poll; foxes, grey squirrels and bats, are
typically found in household gardens, recreational areas, cemeteries and
brownfield sites, but other green spaces close to buildings may also provide a
home to them. However, there are some mammals that only live in certain parts of
the country: red squirrels are found mostly in Scotland, on the Isle of Wight
and in northern England; while hazel dormice, which are rare but occasional
visitors to gardens, are mostly found in southern counties of England and in
Wembridge concludes:- "The natural world is never far away from us, even
in Towns and Cities. The presence of wild mammals is a positive sign of the
health of theses spaces, and while it may not be commonplace to see some of
these species, we can still find a surprising number. Taking part in Living with
Mammals is a huge help to PTES' ongoing conservation efforts."
To take part in PTES' 2017 Living with Mammals survey, register
If you want to support PTES' ongoing conservation work, you can donate ₤3 by
texting:- 'PTES17 ₤3' to 70070.
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Company becomes race sponsor at mountain bike endurance challenge
THE Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
will be title sponsor of 2 race categories at this year's Conister Bank
Longest Day Longest Ride event.
Established in 2010, the annual mountain bike challenge sees hundreds of riders
tackling a challenging and diverse 5 kilometre course, at Conrhenny Plantation
for 24 hours.
There are 8 prize categories and the Steam Packet Company will be title sponsor
of the Solo Male and Solo Female competitions, where the winners are the riders
who cover the most miles.
The prize for the winner in each category will be all expenses paid entry to a
UK mountain bike competition over the summer, including free return travel for a
car and two people contributed by the Steam Packet Company.
In addition, the Steam Packet Company has supported the Conister Bank LDLR by
creating special travel and accommodation packages for visiting riders, to make
it easier and even more affordable for off-Island mountain bikers to take part.
In its 1st year, the event attracted just 16 competitors but last year 278
riders took the start.
Almost 100 entries have already been received for this year's running, on 1 and
2 July 2017, including riders from the UK, Ireland and even Denmark.
Each year the 24 hour challenge raises money for a nominated charity, with more
than ₤29,000 collected since 2010. This year funds will support Organ Donation
Isle of Man.
Founder Gary Cooper said:- "The Conister Bank LDLR is a real test of
physical fitness, stamina and mental toughness on a technical but achievable
route, as well as an event firmly focused on enjoyment and fun for everyone
That combination, plus the Isle of Man's growing reputation as a mountain biking
destination, has helped the event go from strength to strength and we are
beginning to see more and more off Island riders signing up. The support of the
Steam Packet Company in offering special travel and accommodation packages for
competitors will make it even easier for riders from other countries to take
part, helping to make the Conister Bank LDLR a truly international contest. We're delighted to welcome the Steam Packet Company on board
as title sponsor of the Solo Male and Solo Female categories and would like to
thank them for all their support."
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added:- 'The Isle of
Man is a great destination for mountain biking and events like the Longest Day
Longest Ride help raise awareness and bring people to the Island.
We're delighted to be supporting this year by contributing to the prize package
for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Solo Male and Solo Female categories,
as well as creating special travel and accommodation packages to help the event
grow. We work with many event organisers to offer such packages, making it
simpler for visitors to organise their trips, and I'm delighted to see the LDLR
packages are already attracting entries from as far afield as Denmark.
We wish Gary and his team all the best and look forward to another thrilling