Social media star Police Horse has died
A Police Horse that became a social media star after
posing in front of Liver Bird wings has died according to Merseyside Police.
Murphy's Law was a 21 year old with 14 years' service with Merseyside Police and
was due to retire this November. We are told that Murphy died after a sudden
illness just a week after he was pictured while out on patrol with rider
Constable Jenny Slade, posing in front of street art in the Baltic Triangle.
Lindsay Gaven, Stable Manager for the Mounted Section, said:-
"Murphy was a kind affectionate horse with a big character and a real
pleasure to have at the Mounted Section and a permanent fixture for many years.
He was part of the special team of horses that serve the communities of
Merseyside and for many years a popular horse patrolling the football grounds.
His recent social media fame proved to us that he really was a star and he will
be greatly missed by all the team."
Southport amateur golfer prepares for
KEN Inglis, keen golfer from Southport, is teeing up for
the UK final of the largest amateur golf tournament in the world: the Audi
Quattro Cup, at the Bowood Hotel and Golf Resort in Calne, Wiltshire, on 7
Representing Lincoln Audi, William secured his place in the prestigious UK final
with playing partner, Paul Compton. Together, they swung to success at 1 of
the major regional rounds, which took place at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield.
The pair now hope to pass the stern test set by Bowood's unforgiving bunkers and
undulating greens to claim another victory. To encourage players and give
helpful tips, the final will be also attended by Geoff Swain, world trick shot
Commenting on his proud achievement, Ken says:- "I'm looking forward to
the UK final; it is truly 1 of the most prestigious amateur golf accolades. My
challenge will be trying to get in sufficient rounds for practice before the big
day. But I am confident that I will dovetail with my partner (Paul) for another
Ken's journey to the 2017 Audi Quattro Cup UK final marks him out as 1 of the
elite in amateur golf. He started out as 1 of over 2,000 UK contestants, a
number which has been whittled down to 36 finalists. Almost 100,000 competitors
in 51 other countries are also hoping to swing their way to the final.
If successful, Ken and Paul will receive the accolade of the UK title and a
ticket to the ultimate crowning affair of the Audi quattro Cup. Attended by
players from around the globe, this is to be held at the Jack Nicklaus designed
Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on 1 December to 5 December 2017.
The UK will look to improve on its impressive 2016 showing in the world final,
when teams from South Hereford Audi, Coulsdon Audi and Beckenham Audi all
finished in the top ten at the Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona.
inspires Wirral author's bestselling book and sequel
FROM dancing grey figures to falling coins and screaming
children, Liverpool writer and blogger Estelle Maher knew from a young age she
had something akin to a 6th sense. It started with a dream, or so she thought,
when she was just 5 years old. A dream she still vividly recalls 40 years on.
"I remember it as clear as day. I woke up screaming and I could see the
form of a person. It was all grey, but was bleeding into various colours. It
started to dance and that's when I screamed. My parents came in and told me it
was just a dream. I believed that for a while, but looking back I think that was
my 1st paranormal experience." explains the Amazon bestselling author.
By the time she reached her teenage years, Estelle began experiencing other
strange happenings which made her question whether what she'd seen that night
had indeed been just a dream. "In the 80's we moved to Wareham in Dorset
and lived in a fairly new house. My niece and nephew also lived there for a bit
and after a while all sorts of strange things happened. Doors started slamming
and there were sounds of children screaming and playing. Mum and dad eventually
moved back to Liverpool and I stayed in the house with my sister where strange
things continued to happen. When I left, my sister said it all stopped. Every
house I've lived in since then has been haunted and I think it's connected to me
in some way. I think for whatever reason my presence triggers something. I'm not
quite sure how, but if there is anything spiritual connected to a house I seem
to disturb or unsettle things. I don't for 1 minute think that I'm some kind of
psychic or medium; I just think I act a bit like an aerial and pick up on things
that other's don't. I don't think death is black and white and I don't
necessarily believe in ghosts or spirits but I do question what happens to all
the energy a person carries when they die. It cannot just disappear; it has to
Recalling her strangest paranormal experience 45 year old Estelle explains:-
"The 1st night I moved in with my husband, Pete, things started happening. We
were upstairs in the bathroom. The 2 of us were just standing there and all of a
sudden something fell between us. We were both really taken by surprise. When we
picked the object up it turned out to be an Irish penny. Thankfully the
experience didn't frighten Pete away and we are still together all these years
later. But, to this day we still have no idea where the penny came from. We
still have it and keep it in a pot in the cupboard. It's kind of become our good
Estelle, who now lives on the Wirral with Peter and their 2 children, Chloѐ
(18) and son Zack (12), has never before spoken publicly about her paranormal
experiences. But, she has opened up after publishing her top selling debut
novel:- 'Grace and the Ghost' a book about life, fate and divine
intervention. Combining romance and humour Grace and the Ghost follows the
journey of a young woman who becomes haunted by a man named Crowley and finds
her long held beliefs about Heaven and Earth being challenged. Released on
Amazon earlier this year, the book has already climbed its way up the charts to
become an Amazon Bestseller.
Estelle, who is supported in her writing by publishing organisation Team Author
UK and is currently penning the sequel Angel's Rebellion, says:- "I guess
1 of the 1st things people want to know when you've become a published author is
where the inspiration for your work comes from. I've been writing on and off
since I was a teenager, scribbling on wallpaper covered exercise books, but
until Grace and the Ghost I didn't feel anything I'd previously written had the
legs to become a successful published book. Grace, the main character, is not
based on me as such, but I guess some of the challenges she faces and the
questions the book raises about life and death do ultimately reflect some of the
weird and wonderful paranormal experiences I've encountered throughout my life.
It's not a ghost story but it does make you think about whether life is dictated
by us, fate or divine intervention."
Estelle, who is also the author of popular lifestyle blog recalls an
overwhelming urge to write Grace and the Ghost. "I was on my way home from
work one night and Crowley the ghost popped into my head and he wouldn't go
away. It was like he was nagging me to write his story and I'm so glad I did as
it's really kick started my lifelong dream of becoming a published author."
For more information on
Estelle's work and to keep up to date with
her latest novel Angel's Rebellion, which us due to be released in 2018.