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Edition No. 111

Date:- 09 August 2003

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SQUARE DEAL FOR RESIDENTS

A COUNCIL Select Committee has called for the regeneration of part of the city centre to be speeded up. 

The Regeneration and Environment Select Committee endorsed the £50m development of the Kent Street site, including the use of a half-a-million pound grant from the NWDA for public realm works.

However, the Committee called for the regeneration of the Great George Square area to be speeded up as an integral part of the City Centre strategy.

Councillor Eddie Clein, Committee Chairman, said:- "We want to make sure people living in the city centre are not overlooked in regeneration projects and that their communities benefit from the investment which is currently taking place.

We also want to see a Good Developers Charter adopted. One of the prime aims of this would be to ensure that the beneficiaries of City Centre development contribute to tackling poverty throughout the city."

The Kent Street site - now known as the East Village Development - is being developed by a Joint Venture between David McLean and Iliad. It is a mixed use scheme including residential development, offices and a new facility for Liverpool Community College.

RATIONS AND FASHIONS

TO CELEBRATE the popular Spirit of the Blitz exhibition, JMU textile and fashion students are holding a Second World War fashion show this weekend. The show will feature original 1940s costume from the museum collection, plus garments inspired by the period made by the students themselves to illustrate Liverpool life during the era. Performances will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August in the marquee opposite the Museum of Liverpool Life, at 2 and 3pm each day and will continue till 6 June 2004.

Dolphins at halfway to New York...

WHILE the crews race hard in these tricky conditions the dolphins have been distracting them with magnificent displays. Do they really jump and show off for the benefit of others? Thanks to the fleet's great Olympus digital cameras we are expecting some stunning photographs to come from these displays.

We are now approaching the halfway stage in this 4,200 mile race. Today and tomorrow will be a critical time as we see the boats take up their positions to transit the Trades. 

Clipper 2002 - Race 14 Positions 
03:00, 08 August 2003 

Pos Yacht Distance to Finish (nautical miles) 
1 Jersey 2,355 
2 Hong Kong 2,371 
3 Glasgow 2,379 
4 New York 2,407 
5 Bristol 2,410.3 
6 Liverpool 2,410.9 
7 Cape Town 2,413 
8 London 2,426 

Report by Clipper Ventures Plc. 

Please make a NOTE...

BABY Bazaar/Craft Fair at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Formby on Saturday 25th October 9am - 11.30am in aid of research for children with brain tumors.

The event will have various stalls including cakes, a Christmas table, face painting, lucky dip and people selling their old baby toys, equipment etc.

My 6 year old niece was diagnosed and operated on in December 2002 - very suddenly - and is now doing well, so this is my way of raising some money - I hope.

Many thanks to you all in advance, Karen Brown

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