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Publication date:- 2017-05-05

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Summer season continues to build at LJLA

Holidaymakers jetting off with Thomson Airways to the Mediterranean from LJLA.  

THE Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of 2 more new services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as the Summer season continues to build and follows a busy April with passenger numbers over 7% higher than April 2016. On Saturday, Blue Air commenced their three times weekly service to Alicante taking holidaymakers to Spain's popular Cost Blanca and on Bank Holiday Monday passengers departed on holidays to Ibiza with Thomson and First Choice following the 1st weekly departure of Thomson Airways' Summer 2017 weekly flight to Ibiza from Liverpool. Alicante is the latest Blue Air departure to commence from Liverpool following the launch of the airline's base here at the end of March and is now their seventh route to operate from LJLA.

The Thomson Airways' flight complements their service from Liverpool to the neighbouring Balearic island of Majorca with twice weekly departures to Palma.  Paul Winfield, Director of Air Service Development for LJLA commented:- "This weekend has seen the start of more new Summer Sun services from Liverpool as we build up to what we expect to be 1 of Liverpool Airport's busiest summer seasons. With more operators choosing to offer departures from Liverpool, the region's holidaymakers are now able to take advantage of flights from their local airport with all the added convenience that this brings."

This Webseries Will Make You Feel Awkward

HAVE you ever had a bad job interview?  Well, look no further than brand new Liverpool based comedy mockumentary "FORWARD SLASH/JOBS" as you may feel a little better about yourself. "The series follows the work life of professional interviewer Joseph Pecker (Murphy Rhodes) in his average day on the job with each episode examining a different, and often exaggerated, stereotypical interviewee; from a girl overcome with nerves to an intimidating possible ex-convict. We're also treated to the forced relationship between the building's incompetent receptionist (Laura Cotter), and the infuriatingly lovable cleaner.  Producers Murphy Rhodes and Jazz Jago decided it was important to utilise local cast and crew that were still looking to make a name for themselves, and as a result, they believe there is an even higher level of passion on set and an all consuming eagerness to show the series to the world. Taking inspiration from shows such as:- 'The Office UK' and 'Extras' - "FORWARD / SLASH / JOBS" fully embraces awkward British humour and takes it 1 step further. 'I've always had a particular adoration for the mockumentary style."' says writer Murphy Rhodes, adding:- "I felt it was under explored, and so, that's what we did. We explored. I'm excited to see the reaction when it's released."  You can see the teaser trailer from 13/04/17 via their website:- ForwardSlashJobs.Co.UK or on Facebook.

Man arrested after absconding from prison custody

MERSEYSIDE Police can confirm that a 21 year old man from Winsford, Cheshire has been detained after escaping from prison custody this morning, Monday, 1 May 2017.  Police were informed that prison guards were escorting a male prisoner for treatment at Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane when he escaped from custody. Police Officers attended and he was arrested minutes later in nearby Delagoa Road. The man has now been returned to HMP Altcourse prison where he is serving a sentence for breaching licence conditions.

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