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News Report Page 12 of 18
Publication Date:- 2018-28-04
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Mersey Ferries announce this year's murder mystery cruises; with the 'Public Enemy Number 1' cruise launching the season

GUESTS are invited to enter into the spirit of 1920's Chicago and follow the story of Al Capone and his crew:- 'The North Side Gang,' as Mersey Ferries launches the 1st murder mystery cruise of the season.

The popular 2018 Evening Cruises programme from Mersey Ferries is returning to the River Mersey, on Saturday, 28 April 2018, with a gangster and moll themed murder mystery night to remember.

The 'Public Enemy Number 1' Who Dunnit cruise, is a 2 hour interactive experience set in 1920's Chicago, and follows Al Capone, who is supplying the City's speakeasies with liquor, which must be transported by water; across the sea and up river.

Guests can watch the case unfold before their eyes as they join the 'The North Side Gang' for an evening of gangsters, molls, illegal liquor and old scores that need settling.

There will also be a murder mystery (or 2) to solve before the ship pulls in to dock and Capone catches wind of what's going on. Guests will need to work fast to solve the case and make sure they don't end up sleeping with fishes!

Gary Evans from Mersey Ferries said:- "These murder mystery themed cruises are hugely popular and we're delighted to be taking the ferries back in time to host an evening of intrigue, action and humour once more this weekend. 2018 is set to be a great year for our evening cruises, as they're now available on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the season.  The programme is packed with lots of live entertainment this year, so those on-board will not only enjoy a first-class performance but also fantastic views of Liverpool's iconic waterfront at sunset."

Aspiring investigators on the Who Dunnit murder mystery cruises will work to solve the crimes committed onboard the ferry, whilst enjoying a light supper of homemade scouse (vegetarian scouse is also offered). A fully licenced bar will also be available throughout the night.

The cruise will take place on Saturday, 28 April 2018, and depart from Seacombe, at 7:20pm, then the Pier Head, Liverpool, at 7:30pm. The cruise will last for 2 hours with guests returned to their original departure terminal.  Tickets are priced at ₤25 and can be purchased by calling:- 0151 330 1003 or going online


Liverpool Takes Top Honours at the National GO Public Procurement Awards

Picking up the award are Liverpool City Council Head of Procurement Trevor Ingham and project team members Kimberley Fisher, Brian Monk and Lorraine Cross.

WHEN it comes to using cutting edge technology to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Liverpool, a City Council project team is a real winner. Members of the Adult Social Care and Procurement teams have just picked up a major national award for their innovative approach to transforming adult home care services in the City.

The annual GO Awards recognise those who are leading the way in using public money in smart and effective ways to help people who need it most.

The City Council team beat off stiff competition from public sector organisations across the country to take top honours in the Innovation/Initiative Award of the Year (Health and Social Care Organisations). Faced with increasing demand for services against a backdrop of cuts to Council funding, the team accessed EU cash to introduce new systems that have helped transform home care in the City. They brought in digital record keeping software that makes it faster and more cost effective for care workers and family members to access information about clients.

The team is also pioneering a hi tech monitoring system for service users' homes, allowing them to continue to live independently.

Dyane Aspinall, Interim Director, Adult Services and Health said:- "Our contracted home care providers and their staff have really taken to the new technology and understand how we can use it to create a more responsive service. The team has also played host to other Councils and public service organisations from the UK and abroad who are keen to learn from our innovative approach and adopt these new ways of working."

Liverpool City Council's Head of Procurement, Trevor Ingham, who picked up the award on behalf of the Council, said:- "This award demonstrates what we can achieve when frontline services and the Procurement team work in partnership. I am really proud of the way everyone involved has worked together to create such an innovative solution."

Based on the success of the pilot project, the Council is now planning to implement more technology based solutions across the City to help improve the quality of life for even more people.

Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Heath and Adult Social Care, Cllr Paul Brant, said:- "This award recognises a fantastic joint project which was successful in bringing substantial EU funding into the City. This funding has supported the introduction of new technology to improve the quality, safety and flexibility of home care services provided to our most vulnerable citizens.  The recognition this award brings is well deserved. Congratulations to all those involved."

 
      
 
   
 
 
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