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News Report Page 9 of 35
Publication Date:- 2018-06-30
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New Brighton Lifeboat Station Open Day

ON Sunday, 8 July 2018, the RNLI's New Brighton Lifeboat Station will be holding an Open Day event. The event will allow those attending to get up close, so you can get a good look at the Lifeboat and Tractor. Also the Station will be selling refreshments, along with sweets and souvenirs, a craft and gift stall, Christmas Cards and the Stations new 2019 Calendars and Diaries, plus activities like Face Painting. The event runs from 11am to 4pm. If in the area, please do show your support. The area has free parking and also some amazing attractions, like Fort Perch Rock, a museum based within a former defence installation, situated at the mouth of the River Mersey and built in the 1820's. Plus, the iconic land mark Liverpool Bay lighthouse, Perch Rock Lighthouse, that is featured on the new Giant's poster...

Liverpool City Region comes together in Armed Forces Week to support the Armed Forces community

REPRESENTATIVES from across the 3 military services have attended a meeting of the Combined Authority, as the Liverpool City Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Armed Forces community.

It builds upon the Armed Forces Covenant, signed by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram on behalf of the Liverpool City Region in September 2017, which committed the Combined Authority to ensuring that members of the Armed Forces community do not suffer disadvantage in access to services and support compared to the general population.

Housing allocations and School admissions are examples where policies have been updated to reflect this commitment by local authorities in the Liverpool City Region; and the document commits all of the organisations to a joined up approach in terms of identifying and meeting the needs of active service personnel, veterans and their families.

This event took place against the backdrop of Armed Forces Week 2018, as the nation shows its appreciation to the Armed Forces community.

Speaking after the meeting, Steve Rotheram, said:- "Our City Region has a deep rooted connection with our Armed Forces and this Saturday, as we mark Armed Forces Day, we have the opportunity to thank those who have served our country for their incredible sacrifice. There are a number of well documented challenges facing members of the Armed Forces community; from finding meaningful employment after they leave active service to homelessness and it is essential that those who have served our country and their families have the support and access to services that they need day in, day out, to address this. Local authorities across the City Region are doing great work to address these challenges and that is why we are coming together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm our commitment to the Armed Forces community and to working together on this important issue."

Commodore Phil Waterhouse, Naval Regional Commander Northern England added:-
"Local authorities and veterans groups within the Liverpool City Region have led the way in the provision of support to the Armed Forces community locally, comprising Regular and Reserve service men and women, service leavers, veterans, their families and the Cadet organisations. Through working together and sharing best practice and resources, the reach of this support across the City Region can only increase. It is with great pleasure that I endorse this Memorandum of Understanding, and I thank all involved for their continued commitment."

22 year old get 24 years and 5 on extended licence for attempted murder of a man in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police have said that they welcome the sentence of Jamie Bridge (22) from Aintree, to 24 years in prison, plus 5 years on extended licence for attempted murder, at Liverpool Crown Court, on Thursday, 28 June 2018.

The Court case was centered around a firearms incident that took place in Eastbank Street, Southport, at around 12.30pm, on Thursday, 21 December 2017.

Following reports of a gunshot, Armed Officers attended the location and a man in his 20's was found with a non life threatening head injury. A bus driver was also found to have sustained a minor injury.

Following extensive forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries, Bridge was arrested and charged and admitted GBH with intent, GBH and possession of a firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence. He went on trial after denying attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Detective Inspector Andy McCourt said:- "This was an appalling incident which took place in full view of people of all ages going about their business in the middle of a busy Town Centre street, close to Christmas. Witnesses included an injured bus drive, and School children, and the impact on everyone in the Town who where involved in this incident has clearly been significant. This was a targeted incident and thankfully 1 in which the injuries sustained by the victim were not even more serious, but the sheer recklessness of Bridge's actions in December 2017 cannot be overestimated. It is by sheer good fortune that nobody, either the victim or any bystanders, were killed, and to see Bridge taken off the streets for the foreseeable future is to be welcomed. Once again, we have seen that criminals who use firearms are throwing away their life and destroying that of others. The sentencing should strongly deter those who are considering this path of criminality. We will relentlessly pursue anyone who gets involved in gun crime in Merseyside. Firearms blight local communities and residents can rest assured that our efforts will continue to bring offenders to justice. Information from the community is vital and we will continue to act on all information that we receive to continue such good results. Keep coming forward and let us do the rest."

Anyone with information on gun crime is asked to contact the gun crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

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