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Edition No. 107

Date:- 12 July 2003

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TALENTED school cooks are heating up meals from across the city are getting ready to do battle for the school kitchens of Liverpool - in a quest for the annual cook of the year challenge.

Ovens at De La Salle High School on July 14 are to be fired up for the ultimate test that combines healthy eating with a fun, delicious menu that appeals to children. 

A panel of judges consisting of two top chefs from local hotels, a qualified nutritionist and the toughest judges of all - two 11- year-old schoolchildren, will ensure that impressive food will be paramount to the menu. Also joining the panel will be a representative from the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) and the city council's assistant executive member for education, Councillor Jan Clein.

Three cooks are competing for the award. They are Anne Capeling from Rudston Primary, Carole Edwards from St Marys School, and mobile cook Sandra Williams.

Councillor Jan Clein said, "It will be excellent to see cooks from local schools showing everyone what they can do. It will help bring healthy and interesting school meals into focus, and no matter what the outcome, I'm sure there will be plenty of fun on the menu!"

The winner will receive a trophy, and a night of pampering at a local hotel. They will then represent Liverpool in the North West heats, to try to earn a place in the national final in Birmingham.

The competition has been organised by Liverpool City Council's Catering Services, and the Local Authority Catering Association. 

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JAZZY Sundays...!

JAZZ CLASSIQUE appear every Sunday lunchtime at 12.30 till 1.30 at the Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport as part of the entertainment during a weekly Carvery Lunch. 


AN exhibition outlining plans to improve safety and image of two busy roads in the heart of Liverpool on display next week sets out to improve the city's street safety image.
Improvement work to Berry Street and Renshaw Street was one of only five schemes throughout the country chosen under a £5million Department for Transport initiative to improve safety on busy shopping streets.

The proposed safety schemes event held at the Adelphi Hotel between 14 and 20 July with local community, businesses and anyone who uses the route to comment on improvements, including proposals to improve the Adelphi Interchange - one of the major bus routes in the city centre.

Berry Street and Renshaw Street are among the busiest roads in the city, forming a main route from the centre to the South of the city, with major shops, restaurants, clubs, pubs and fast food outlets. 

The Council's Design Consultancy and consultants Urban Initiatives have designed a scheme that includes improved parking and loading provision, new street lighting and high quality pavements together with improved public transport facilities and general improvements to the quality of the environment.

To complement work in this area, plans for the Seymour Street- Copperas Hill corridor, which will reduce traffic along Lime Street, help with the development of the Merseytram proposals are on the forefront of the meeting to promote development opportunities behind Lime Street Station. 

"The Seymour Street- Berry Street corridor is a key road safety demonstration project in partnership with the Department for Transport. It is an essential part of the City Centre Movement Strategy", said Councillor Peter Millea - Executive Member for Regeneration.

"The roads are heavily used by pedestrians at all times of the day and night and they are used not only by shoppers, tourists and workers, but by restaurant customers and club goers. The costs of work on the Renshaw Street/Berry Street corridor, including the Adelphi Interchange is about £2m and the cost for the entire project is likely to be £4m. Work will start in March 2004 and take about 12 months."

Report with thanks to Liverpool City Council.

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