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Southport based International Tennis Player, Sam to give talk at Write Blend

TENNIS Player and author Samuel Porreh Jalloh will be holding a public Book Signing at the Write Blend Book and Coffee Shop, in Waterloo, just next to the Northern Line Waterloo Merseyrail Station, on Monday, 10 June 2019, from 6:30pm. He will be holding a talk and also signing books. You might think Tennis is a burning topic, but this is more than just a sport, as it truly saved his life. His book is a very eye opening book, about genocide, poverty, sport, love and friendship. It is real life inspirational story of success and loss. His book:- "How Tennis Saved My Life" is available now and is a must read, even if you're not a Tennis Fan.

Address:- Write Blend - Books and Coffee, 124 South Rd, Waterloo, Merseyside, L22 0ND, UK

The Bookshop, Write Blend, is an independent shop, located within the heart of Waterloo. It's certainly 1 of Waterloo's hidden gems. It is also the bookshop in Sefton, as far as we know , that is also a coffee shop! For more information about the shop visit:- WriteBlend.Co.UK.

Southport Weekender's Dave Gardner Has Passed Away

ALL those who attended the Southport Weekender for so many years would have know the 2 good good friends Alex Lowes and the legendary Dave Gardner. Sadly we have been told that Dave passed away. Dave 1st set up the Southport Weekender in 1987 with Alex and the festival reached a legendary status, located now in London's Hyde Park. For so many years though, the Southport Weekender was located in Pontins Southport, and that is how many of us got to know Dave. Oddly most people within the local area did not realise just how big this festival was, that both Dave and Alex had built. It put Southport on the Map for many years, internationally. Everyone who had met Dave will agree that he was a great man, upsetting and passionate about music. We really can not say any other words really that will ever be enough to explain to our readers who Dave was in keeping Jazz, Funk and Soul alive in the UK. Our thoughts go out to Alex and his long time partner Glendalso, his daughter Esme along with the rest of his family and friends. Thank you Dave for bringing us with Alex, the Southport Weekender and SunceBeat.

More than 700 Council football pitches lost as austerity risks trashing next generation of players

AFTER all England champions League final and ahead of Women's World Cup cruel Tory policies in danger of stopping next generation. More than 700 Council football pitches have been lost in Britain since 2010 research by GMB reveals. The figures emerge ahead of GMB's Annual Congress, which begins, place in Brighton, on Sunday, 9 June 2019. There were 710 less Local Authority owned or operated football pitches in the financial year 2017/18 than there were in 2009/10; before the Conservative's austerity project began. The worst hit Region was the North West, which lost a massive 164 pitches during that period. The figures come from a Freedom of Information request made by GMB to all local authorities in Britain. Councils in England had Government funding slashed by 49% in real terms between 10/11 and 17/18. [2]

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:- "Losing more than 700 Council footy pitches shows what the Government's slash and burn approach to local Government means in reality. Councils have had their funding cut in half since 2010; they're struggling to fund the basics and keep the show on the road. We've just had 2 English teams in the Champions League final; while the England men and women's national teams are about to head into international tournaments. Just contrast that with this sorry state of affairs at the grassroots, where opportunities for the next generation of players are being trashed."

Leroy Rosenior, former West Ham, Fulham and QPR striker, said:- "It's a national tragedy that fewer and fewer kids will have a place to play as a result of short-sighted cuts, putting efforts to open football up to more youngsters and develop diverse, welcoming and healthy sporting communities in jeopardy."

Mr Rosenior; who also managed Torquay, Brentford and the Sierra Leone National Side and was appointed MBE for his services to tackling discrimination in sport; will address delegates, at the GMB's Congress, in Brighton, in his capacity as an ambassador for leading grassroots anti racism charity:- 'Show Racism The Red Card.'

Mr Rosenior commented that:- "Grassroots football is the breeding ground for the next generation of England stars, but it's also a crucial arena for tackling racism and discrimination at an early age.  Selling off pitches reduces the number of open and inclusive arenas where young footballers can grow and develop."

National call for stories relating to the world's 1st transatlantic flight

OVER 14 June to 15 June, marks the 100th Anniversary of 1 of the most important milestones in aviation history; the world's 1st transatlantic flight. This advance in aviation has changed all of our lives hugely over the last 100 hundred years, and it was also the 1st plane to carry air mail too. As part of the Anniversary, Derby Museums is calling for stories (from across the UK) related to the amazing, but tiny engine that powered this flight - the Rolls-Royce Eagle Engine. This powerful engine is going to be 1 of the centrepieces of a new Museum of Making, which is opening in Derby next year. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to have their stories about the engine featured this new Museum told.

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