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Edition No. 99

Date:- 17 May 2003

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TAKING STEPS TO A HEALTHIER LIFE

LIVERPOOL pupils are being encouraged to stand on their own two feet next week - National Walk to School Week.

From May 19, the four-day event is intended to stop children relying on the school run, after latest figures show one third of pupils are driven to school. It is a chance for parents, pupils and staff to try walking, improve their health and reduce congestion at their school. 

Locally the week is promoted by Merseyside TravelWise, in conjunction with Liverpool City Council. As well as promoting a healthier lifestyle and improving the environment, the week gives children the opportunity to learn important road skills, become more independent and prepare them for journeys to secondary school. 

A competition for Liverpool schools to encourage walking is being held with prizes to the schools where most pupils walk rather than get lifts to school.

Councillor Paul Clein. Executive Member for Education, said:- “In Liverpool we are developing a programme of Safer Routes to School in which the Council helps schools to develop travel plans to encourage walking, cycling or using public transport rather than relying on the school run. These include initiatives such as walking buses."

“Using cars to go to and from school is not good for the environment, causes problems with parking and does not help pupils develop a healthy lifestyle."

“Next week is an opportunity for pupils and parents literally to take steps to find a better way to travel to and from school.”

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BOTTOM TO TOUR UK IN AUTUMN 2003

RIK MAYALL and Adrian Edmondson are to take to the stage once again this Autumn with the latest instalment of their madcap, physical, live sit-com anarchy – “Bottom: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour”.

Kicking off on 4th October at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium the show will offer Bottom fans all the belching, vulgarities and knock-a-bout laughs they have come to expect from the two top comedy stars.

Rik and Ade star as the unscrupulous no-hopers Ritchie and Eddie. The only thing that drives them on in their pitiful lives is scheming to get one-up on each other.

Ritchie is the sleazy one - all oily-tongued and subservient, but as soon as Eddie’s back is turned, he will be the first one to plot his downfall. Eddie is a little more direct - if there is anyway he can score, whether it is money, girls or an advantage over Ritchie, he will take it.

Bottom five marks the first time that Rik and Ade have performed together for two years in 2001. When they get together, it is explosive - Literally. Just ask Dave, the parrot.

Bottom 5 appears at venues across the UK, tickets go on sale from 16th May – full list of dates attached.


TOUR HOTLINE – 0870 011 2626

BOTTOM – WEAPONS GRADE Y-FRONTS

TOUR DATES for Liverpool.

Tuesday 25th November Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Wed 26th November Empire Theatre, Liverpool

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