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Publication Date:- 2018-05-05
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RSPCA and Fire crews free calf with head stuck in feeder

THE RSPCA and a specialist Fire and rescue service crew were called to a field in Liverpool this week to free a calf who got his head stuck in a metal feeder. The animal welfare charity was contacted by a member of the public who spotted the stricken calf in a field just off a public footpath near Knowsley Industrial Estate, on Monday evening, on 30 April 2018. 

RSPCA animal welfare office (AWO) David Hatton went along to check on the calf's welfare. He said:- "The calf had his head well and truly stuck between the metal bars of the feeder and the mother was there so I wasn't able to free him alone in the dark. He was kicking out and moving around so was clearly uncomfortable and distressed. I needed to get him out. I called Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service for assistance and they sent a crew who called in a specialist team from Croxteth. The crew used a hydraulic cutter to carefully cut the bars and free the calf without scaring him or mum."

1 Fire engine and the search along with a rescue team attended and the whole rescue missing took around an hour. Thankfully the calf wasn't injured and trotted off to re-join his mother and the rest of the herd.  A Spokesman for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said:- "Crews from Kirby and Croxteth attended the incident and utilised hydraulic cutting equipment to release the calf's head from metal railings. The calf appeared to be unharmed and, once released, was reunited with its mother. I'm incredibly grateful to the member of the public who raised the alarm and to the Fire service for their assistance in this rescue."

Anyone who spots an animal in distress should contact the RSPCA's 24 hour emergency hotline, on:- 0300 1234 999.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing animals in need please donate by visiting:- RSPCA.Org.UK/Give.

Are you prepared for an outstanding day?

WHETHER you're coming to Care Roadshow Liverpool to create valuable connections, generate new business, acquire the latest products, learn new skills or visualise the future of the care sector then you will not be disappointed. Coming to Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, Care Roadshows anticipates yet another informative and inspiring day for all those who attend.

As the industry continues to develop and adapt, Care Roadshows offer a platform for care workers within the area to collaborate for one day to hear from associations and companies in the know. Care Quality Commission will be in attendance with the local inspection team to provide an insight into the next phase of inspections. Sheila Scott OBE, an established name in the sector, will develop upon what was discussed in the CQC seminar and talk about the second round of CQC inspections including the areas where CQC is likely to be focussing their attention on.

The sessions hosted by Oomph Wellness will show how we drive social interaction and mental stimulation, which will ensure a truly person-centred programme of activities within care settings. An interactive afternoon of physical activities is planned for participants with slipper soccer, clock cricket and seated volleyball on the agenda.

If you work within the care sector in and around Liverpool, then pop the date in the diary. Tickets are free; simply visit the the Care Roadshows website or call:- 01425 838393 to claim yours.

Shorrocks Hill Fire

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue and Merseyside Police attended Shorrocks Hill, located on the corner of St Luke's Church Road and Lifeboat Road, Formby, on Thursday, 26 April 2018, following reports of a fire within the main building. The Fire was reported to have broken out in the building that was a former country club. At this point it is unclear to us, as to what happened to start the fire.

If you do not know the property, it was once owned by a former Mr Universe winner Terry Phillips throughout the 1990's, but financial difficulties eventually forced the bodybuilder to sell it. In 2007, the Ascot Group bought Shorrocks Hill Country Club, acquired the building and grounds for ₤4m, with the objective of breaking into the corporate leisure market, but the gym, nightclub and restaurant have since closed.

In 2016, after closure of the venue, controversial plans were put forward to Sefton Council to build 60 new houses on the Shorrocks Hill site. This led to huge protests from local residents along with petitions being sent to the Council, trying to stop the building on the 50 acre site. Currently about the main building, the Ascot Group say they are:- "working on a redevelopment scheme for the ex-nightclub/bar."

During the recent history of the building, it has been the scene of 2 massive fires. The 1st was a fire bombing in 2009 and the 2nd was the tragic fire in 2016, when the stables, those adjacent to the main building, caught fire. The 2016 Fire claimed the life of a local man and several horses.

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