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Southport restaurant to celebrate Pancake Day with special menu

PANCAKE Day is just around the corner and Bistrot Pierre is ensuring that the day will be bigger and 'batter' than ever, offering a selection of authentic crepes; which are already proving to be a best seller in their bistrots. "It's important to us to make sure that our customers enjoy pancakes the right way; in a creperie style (thin French pancakes) with a choice of fillings. We've got 5 fantastic fillings to choose from: chocolate, toffee and banana, Suzette, mixed berry compote, and traditional lemon and sugar. For the 1st time, we'll be offering diners selected main courses and a crepe for just ₤10 all day, on Tuesday, 5 March 2019. Customers will be able to choose either steak frites, fishcake or vegetable tagine, followed by dessert from the bistrot creperie." said general manager of Lord Street's Bistrot Pierre, Dan Hutchings.  To claim the offer, sign up via:- BistrotPierre.Co.UK or call:- 01704 517380.

Why have electric bus signs if they don't show correct information?

ON 27 February 2019, a RTC lead to a full road closure of Lord Street, so bus services where seriously affected. The closure again has highlighted the fact that information about backup routes and changes to bus services are still not being addressed. The new bus shelters are meant to have electric signs that display the live bus timetable, just as those on the railway services, but when a closure or delays happen, they seem not to change. Also bus stops do not have any information about alternative bus stops, should a service be diverted. This makes us question what use are these electric notices are, if they are not real time and cannot be updated remotely, to say use the internet to see an alternative stops. This is the same issue online, as again, no information about alternative bus stops is published. This issue has lead to passengers waiting for nearly an hour for an X2 bus, at a Lord Street Bus Stop, unable to get in contact with the bus company to find out what was going on. It also appears bus drivers, from both Arriva and Stagecoach where not kept updated to the closure. We would love to know our readers thoughts on ways that this could be solved. Please do email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Port of Liverpool bucks trend with major recruitment drive

PEEL Ports are looking to add over 200 staff during 2019 in anticipation of further business growth at the Port of Liverpool, especially in the container division. The company expects to have vacancies ranging from port operatives and straddle carrier drivers to engineers and from data analysts to managerial roles. The move follows local recruitment in 2018, which saw 145 new staff joining from within 10 miles of the port.

Peel Ports has experienced 7.2% compound growth in the last 6 years. In 2018 the company increased turnover by 11%. It also announced a new permanent transatlantic container service by MSC and Maersk, a new rail freight service from Liverpool to the north and continued growth with key customers such as national retailer B&M.

Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive, said:- "We have always been 1 of the Region's biggest employers and I'm delighted that our success is allowing us to keep growing. In recent years we've transformed what we do and how we do it. That provides a huge range of career paths for people joining us, supported by the investment we're making in development and progress opportunities. We're really excited to be attracting the latest generation of maritime talent."

The company opened a new linkspan at the Port of Heysham in 2018 and is progressing the expansion of the Liverpool2 Terminal.

This recruitment drive is in addition to replacing staff through natural turnover. It is part of a wider move to bring 250 new staff on board during 2019 in anticipation of new commercial opportunities and further business growth. It is particularly aiming to recruit:- function heads, senior managers, operations experts and supply chain leaders from beyond the traditional Port Community, as it aims to expand and strengthen its wider range of logistics services.

Peel Ports increased its staff count in 2018, by over 430, of which 330 employees were transferred in from agency staff and the remaining 100 roles were due to growth.

Earlier this year it announced it was looking to enrol more than 100 employees onto courses relating to leadership and development, accounting and port operations, using the apprenticeship levy as fully as possible to enable career development within the existing workforce. Based on current plans this could see an investment of ₤1million as the training is rolled out across the business.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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