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2004-01-31 00:00:00 KNOCKOUT SALES IN FIRST WEEK AT LITTLEDALE 5 IN KIRKBY
(Photographs by Patrick Trollope) THE opening of the new showhome at Westbury Homes

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Kids Show Red Card To Litter!
SCHOOL CHILDREN across Liverpool are getting 'in a flap' about a new project which encourages them to play an active role in keeping the city tidy in the wake of the forthcoming Capital Culture Celebrations due to hit the city in 2008 as part of Liverpool

2004-01-31 00:00:00 TWO MORE STARS JOIN POPS LINE-UP
AMERICAN legend Bonnie Raitt and jazz sensation Jamie Cullum have been confirmed for the Summer Pops as a parade of stars prepares to appear at the Kings Dock later this year. Once again the Big Top Arena will play host to over 30 shows featuring some

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Mersey Waterfront project to light up the River
SPECTACULAR special lighting effects are set to flood the Mersey, transforming it into a River of Light with funding from Mersey Waterfront Lighting designers from around the world are being invited to submit plans that will light-up large stretches on

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Council funding up
LOCAL SERVICES will get an extra

2004-01-31 00:00:00 BRITAIN TO CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY THE TIM TAM WAY
PEOPLE across Britain celebrated Australia Day this year by joining a world record attempt on the Tim Tam Slam. Some 30,000 were thought to have simultaneously dunked and sucked the renowned Australian biscuit at 48 Walkabout venues across the country

2004-01-31 00:00:00 1,000 Muslims celebrate Eid in Sefton Park
MORE than 1,000 Muslims are coming together at Sefton Park to celebrate the festival of Eid. It is the first time in the history of Liverpool that the Eid prayers are being held at a major public venue in addition to the city's mosques. The hosting of the

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Merseyrail's Electrifying History
(Report by Chris Amery) MERSEYRAIL have confirmed with us that plans are underway for the centenary celebration of the electrification of the Northern Line, which runs from Liverpool to Southport. Early estimates suggest that the celebration may occur

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Adam Bomb to Tour UK
HONOURARY Scouser and lead guitarist Adam Bomb will be performing with his band on the Third World Roar 2004 Tour across the UK during January through March of 2004. Tour dates are as follows:-

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Litherland Church Event
ON FEBRUARY 7, AT 7:30pm, at the St Paul's Church in Litherland, Jannis English and United Christian Broadcast Representative Peter Barton will be attending a night of fellowship and song. The price of admission is

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Missing - Michael Rose
(Photograph via Merseyside Police) MERSEYSIDE Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of Michael Rose, 38, who has been missing from home since Wednesday 21 January. Michael was staying with his parents in the Gateacre area and was

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Strikes Hit Civil Service Where It Hurts
DESPITE freezing temperatures, members of the Public and Commercial Services Union protested throughout the UK on 29 and 30 January following a series of below inflation and expectation of pay offers. In Liverpool, the picketing battle lines were drawn

2004-01-31 00:00:00 DO YOU WANT A JOB?
TOP ATTRACTION Pleasureland is seeking staff for full time, part time and weekend work in the following departments

2004-01-31 00:00:00 JOB ADVERT:- MORSES LTD, TEMPORARY MANAGERS ASSISTANT (Southport)
MORSES Ltd, part of the ShopDirect Group require a temporary Managers Assistant to support the Branch Management team in selling merchandise and financial products and collecting of weekly

2004-01-31 00:00:00 STAY SAFE IN THE WINTER WEATHER, URGE RAC PATROLS
THE Motoring organisation RAC's and its 1,500 patrols are urging motorists to take extra care and ensure that they know how to handle their vehicle in the winter weather for the forthcoming

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- Drink Driving
"Dear Editor... I like a lot of other folk with an Interest in Derek Acorah are wondering what happened in regards to his alleged Drink Driving hearing scheduled for the 20th January. I use the Most Haunted programs Forum and there are

2004-01-31 00:00:00 All at the Carling Academy
LOUD SESSIONS:- Monthly @ Carling Academy 2

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Army offers unique management training opportunity in the North West
THE ARMY in the North West is offering a unique opportunity to between 30 and 40 suitably qualified young men and women in the region to attend an intensive part-time management and leadership course which will commence in April this year.

2004-01-31 00:00:00 (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER
THE transformation of Beatle John Lennon's old school reached a major landmark this week as the historic Quarry Bank Hall, which lent its name to Lennon's original band, "The Quarry Men", opened its doors to a new generation of pupils who will

2004-01-31 00:00:00 MANPOWER DRIVING WINS NATIONAL CONTRACT
MANPOWER DRIVING was delighted to announce a new contract appointed by Saint Gobain this week, as the supplier of all their temporary drivers across the UK. The contract will see Manpower providing Saint Gobain with Category C class drivers to its

2004-01-31 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
the CHAMPION PRINT CLUB OF THE UK 2003/2004 WINNERS AT THE RECENT P.A.G.B. CHAMPIONSHIPS (FROM 1100 CLUBS IN ALL)

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Feeling Safe? Liverpool Better Than Southport... Manchester at Bottom.
(Report by Chris Amery BSc(Hons)) A SURVEY we conducted this week, looking at the crime rate of the local area, has shown very different perceptions of Liverpool, Southport and Manchester. We aimed our survey at finding out the opinions of safety in the

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Arriva Approach Public Consultation With An Open Mind
(Report by Chris Amery BSc(Hons)) A PUBLIC consultation into concerns of local people about the proposed cancellation of Arriva's 47 loop service was attended by over 200 local residents on the 27 and 28 January. The consultation, held by Arriva in

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Safer Schools Partnership Goes to Downing Street
(Report with thanks to Merseyside Police) CONSTABLE Mike Ward, based in Parklands School in Speke, is off to meet the Prime Minister in London this week, at a reception to mark the fifth anniversary of the Youth Justice Board. Mike, who is based at

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Jobs on the horizon at Merseyside firm
NEW JOBS could soon be up for grabs at a fast growing Merseyside firm which is aiming to increase its turnover to

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Local school one of 14 finalists across the UK
ST. EDWARD'S COLLEGE in Liverpool has been announced as a Schools Question Time Challenge finalist. Only 14 schools across the UK have reached the final stage and won a

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Scottish Opera returns to Liverpool with two stunning productions
SCOTTISH OPERA returns to Liverpool on March 10 after a 13 year absence with two of the world's best loved operas; Verdi's Aida and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Part-time pantomime, part-journey to philosophical enlightment, The Magic Flute features one of

2004-01-31 00:00:00 LOCATION... LOCATION... LOCATION...
THEY ARE back for the eigth series and they're hungrier than ever. Professional property hunters Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are taking on the challenge of finding properties in the Southport area. The new series will be broadcast on

2004-01-31 00:00:00 BACK TO BUSINESS
THE REQUIREMENT for UK workers to get back to business as quickly as possible in January 2004 has caused one restaurant chain to extend its opening hours to cope with the demand. Little Chef Restaurants in St Helens have ended their winter opening hours

2004-01-31 00:00:00 TUC statement on dispute at SERCO Metrolink Manchester
THE TUC DISPUTES COMMITTEE met yesterday to consider a complaint brought by the T&G regarding ASLEF and matters concerning recognition at SERCO Metrolink Manchester. As part of the agreed settlement, ASLEF's planned industrial action will not take place a

2004-01-31 00:00:00 13 YEARS FOR NORTH WEST COCAINE PAIR
TWO Rochdale men were jailed today for a total of 13 years after pleading guilty to smuggling over

2004-01-31 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK - THE BEST BITS ON TV
Written by Caren Clark of TV and Satellite Week Magazine. For the week Saturday 31 January to Friday 6 February. 1. CSI:- Miami Five Saturday 9pm... NEW SERIES... The Florida crime team returns for a second series and while the they investigate the hit

2004-01-31 00:00:00 TACKLING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
LIVERPOOL City Council is welcoming three interim anti-social behaviour orders, which have been placed on an eleven year old boy and two twelve year old boys in the city. The interim ASBOs place restrictions on the three, which stop them entering shops

2004-01-31 00:00:00 NEW START FOR TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS
MANAGING director of TransPennine Express Vernon Barker, and Gary Backler, director, Northern and LNE Franchise Management of the Strategic Rail Authority, will officially flag away a TransPennine Express service to mark the start of the new TransPennine

2004-01-31 00:00:00 'Pocket' fireworks to be banned
NEW rules were unveiled last week by the government to ban air bombs and other cheap 'pocket money' fireworks. They are often used by "anti-social louts commonly use on streets and housing estates." according to the government.

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Kung Hei Fat Choy 4207
ON the 22 of January we said Kung Hei Fat Choy (Happy New Year). For the UK on 24 of January it was not an important day, but for the Chinese it was, as it was the end of the new year celebrations. It is now year 4207 the year of the Monkey. If you were

2004-01-31 00:00:00 FAME Heat 2!
"It just gets hotter as the weather outside gets colder!" WHAT a fantastic night that was held at Casablanca on the 29 of January. We now have to ask just how far away will the events contestants come from at the next one? The second part of the

2004-01-31 00:00:00 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
IT WAS on the 25 January that the "Laying of Flowers", a Liverpool custom, in St George

2004-01-31 00:00:00 Student Gas Tour is more than 'Hot Air'!
LEADING Liverpool-based gas and electrical appliance manufacturer, Robinson Willey, has for the second year running provided practical training support for a total of 70 students studying a 32-week NVQ Level 2 in Gas Installation at Southport College.

2004-01-24 00:00:00 'Safety' Funds on Offer
EFFORTS to involve young people in improving community safety in Sefton have received a New Year boost with an invitation to local organisations to apply for valuable project funding. More than

2004-01-24 00:00:00 ANIMAL MAGIC
ANIMAL Magic, a small display at the Lady Lever Art Gallery from 31 January to 16 May 2004, features a range of ceramics including stoneware, porcelain and earthenware dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. All have one thing in common;

2004-01-24 00:00:00 IT'S LIVE....
OUR FIRST live camera is working 24 hours a day in the center of Liverpool. This is the first camera in our network of web cams. You can hit here to see what is going on in Liverpool now!

2004-01-24 00:00:00 CAMERAS ROLLING!
NEW FIGURES show that Liverpool's film and TV industry broke all records in 2003 after statistics from the city council's Film Office disclosed their latest findings. Statistics from the city council's Film Office reveal they organised the equivalent of

2004-01-24 00:00:00 MORETON'S STARS OF THE FUTURE
FROM rap to writing and sport to singing, teenagers in Moreton could be soon be hitting the stars for fame thanks to their after-school club Yew Tree After School Club being one of the first in the country to gain official Make Space Status! Make Space is

2004-01-24 00:00:00 URBAN DESIGN CHAMPION HONOURED
LIVERPOOL'S Urban Design Champion has been honoured for her work in promoting good design. Councillor Beatrice Fraenkel received one of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment's Festive Five which are given to individuals 'whose forward

2004-01-24 00:00:00 FIGHTING CRIME THE BIG APPLE WAY
LIVERPOOL has been chosen to pilot a new scheme, which will bring American style justice to the heart of the community. Home Secretary David Blunkett announced on a recent visit to the city, that Liverpool has been chosen to run the first Community

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Songscribbler launches songwriter website
SOUTHPORT BASED Songscribbler is launching a website where songwriters can promote and sell their unpublished music, and listeners can hear and download original, new songs. Music lovers can listen to new music from the pre-published market for

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Tennis legends serve into heart of community
TENNIS legends Mansour Bahrami and Peter McNamara are the latest players to sign up with Northern Vision Ltd for the 2004 Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. And together with Ilie Nastase and Guillermo Vilas, Bahrami and McNamara are teaming up

2004-01-24 00:00:00 NHS Blunder to Compensate Hepatitis sufferers
HEPATITIS C sufferers who contracted the disease through infected NHS blood are to receive at least

2004-01-24 00:00:00 LOCAL SCHOOL WINS
LEASOWE Primary School in Leasowe Wirral has won a

2004-01-24 00:00:00 DO YOU WANT A JOB?
TOP ATTRACTION Pleasureland is seeking staff for full time, part time and weekend work in the following departments:-

2004-01-24 00:00:00 CONSERVATION CENTRE GETS RESEARCH GRANT
THE pioneering research at Liverpool's Conservation Centre received a major boost this week with a grant of

2004-01-24 00:00:00 SHARPY HELPS CHRISTMAS CARD CAMPAIGN REACH ITS GOAL
EVERTON legend Graeme Sharp urged people to continue to make recycling their goal when he gave a helping hand to support a national campaign to recycle Christmas cards. The Goodison great gave a half-time boost to the campaign launched this month by

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Armed Robbery at William Hill Bookmakers
MERSEYSIDE Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery which took place at William Hill bookmakers in Breck Road, Everton, on Saturday, 27 December. A man walked into the bookmakers at about

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Attempted Robbery at a Spar Shop in Birkdale Village
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information about an attempted robbery in Birkdale Village. At about 9:45pm on Wednesday 21 January, two men entered the Spar on Liverpool Road. One man stood at the door and the other approached the counter and threate

2004-01-24 00:00:00 SEARCH IS ON FOR LIVERPOOL'S MOST DESERVING
DO you have a friend or neighbour in the Liverpool area who deserves recognition for the fantastic job they do bringing up a family on his or her own? Then why not enter them for the Gingerbread / Eurocamp Lone Parent of the Year award to be in with a

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Liverpool to mark Slavery Remembrance Day
LIVERPOOL is to become one of the first cities in Europe to make International Slavery Remembrance Day an official part of its cultural calendar. The city council is expected to agree today to formally adopt 23 August - the International Day for the

2004-01-24 00:00:00 COUNCIL TAX TO RISE ONLY BY INFLATION
LIVERPOOL'S council tax is set to rise by just the rate of inflation - for the second consecutive year. At a meeting of the full council last night, councillors voted in favour of a resolution put forward by Executive member for

2004-01-24 00:00:00 MERSEY TV BACKS THE FESTIVAL OF SKILLS AT AINTREE
GREATER MERSEYSIDE'S biggest skills fair have attracted more than 10 of the major local employers together with several local colleges and other learning providers during its time, is now set to get a new addition to its accolade in the form of drama

2004-01-24 00:00:00 City unites to remember Holocaust
HUNDREDS of people will gather at St. George's Hall as the city remembers the Holocaust. Civic leaders will join representatives of Jewish and other communities in Liverpool, and unite in recognition of National Holocaust Memorial Day. The event is part

2004-01-24 00:00:00 "Fame" hit Southport's Pleasureland again...
(Photographs by Patrick Trollope BA(Hons) LBPPA) THE HIT competition "Fame" Search for a Star is running again and is held in the Casablanca Entertainment Centre and showcasing the finest singers from the North West and beyond. The fist heat was on

2004-01-24 00:00:00 BT CHIEF MEETS GREATER MERSEYSIDE LEADERS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE of BT Wholesale, Paul Reynolds held a meeting with Knowsley Council leaders and businessmen earlier this week to establish a greater foothold within the city to promote greater business links. The company has been avidly promoting its

2004-01-24 00:00:00 Formby Parish Council Election Results 2004
ON the 22 January not only was it Chinese New Year, but it was the start of a new era for Formby as it held it's first Parish Council Elections. One voter said "It is very interest to me how badly advertised this election was. Most people did not know

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Congratulations From Merseyside St John Ambulance
(Photograph by Patrick Trollope.) MERSEYSIDE St John Ambulance has said congratulations to one of it's many devoted members. Mrs Mary Myfanwy Platt who is the founder of the St Helens division of the St John Fellowship was awarded the M.B.E. She told us

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Grant Bonanza for Local Communities
VOLUNTARY and community groups in Liverpool and Knowsley are being encouraged to make last minute bids for their share of a

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Director Alex Cox takes Revenge on Q&A's
ALEX COX, Director of cult movies Sid & Nancy and Repro Man and presenter of 90's film review program 'Moviedrome', talks about the making of his latest film Revengers Tragedy, starring Christopher Eccleston, Derek Jacobi and Edie Izzard, talks about his

2004-01-17 00:00:00 OFSTED DELIVERS GLOWING REPORT OF LIVERPOOL
EDUCATION may have been one of the landmarks of the Labour party manifesto in their return to power in the mid-nineties, but the message has certainly proved to have rung home in Liverpool after a stunning transformation of the city's education service

2004-01-17 00:00:00 RAC OUTRAGE AT COUNCIL FUNDING REFORMS
THE announcement earlier this week by the Local Government Association that they would like additional powers for local authorities to introduce congestion charging schemes as a means of supplementing council taxes has provoked serious questions of

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Suspicious Man In Crosby
MERSEYSIDE Police is appealing for witnesses after a report was received that a man tried to entice a young girl into his car in Crosby on Monday morning (12th January). At about 8am the 14 year old girl was walking to school, along Kimberly Road, when

2004-01-17 00:00:00 PETS AT HOME FERRET FRENZY
(Photographs by Patrick Trollope.) THE Exotic Animal Welfare Trust and some of its furry ferret friends were at the Pets at Home store in Southport on the and 11 January. Peter Heathcote of the Exotic Animal Welfare Trust as well as his owl and ferrets

2004-01-17 00:00:00 LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE TEACHING AWARDS 2004
WITH less than a month left to nominate the unsung stars of the classroom for the Teaching Awards 2004, parents, pupils, former pupils, governors and colleagues are urged to put forward an inspiring headteacher, teacher or teaching assistant online at

2004-01-17 00:00:00 BORE DRAW AS SOUTHPORT STRUGGLE
(Report and Photographs By Sally Devine) COLD comforts were the only greetings that Haigh road gave the Sandgrounders as the weather ran rampant over the seaside football team, stuttering their Unibond ambitions lying in tenth position of the league and

2004-01-17 00:00:00 GREASE MANIA HITS LIVERPOOL
THE smash hit musical Grease is breaking Box Office records ahead of its return to the Liverpool Empire. With a month still left to go before the start of the week-only run, this production of Grease has already taken more than the previous visits have

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Mersey Waterfront Lights up Southport's Marine Parade Bridge
THE MERSEY WATERFRONT has approved

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Powergen fails Merseyside consumers on power advice
RESEARCH from the industry regulator Ofgem reveals that the quality of energy efficiency advice has improved over the last year but more could be

2004-01-17 00:00:00 NORTH WESTERNERS TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS
AS we tighten our belts in January after Christmas over spending, spending yet more money on luxury meals dining out is the last thing on our minds. But Celebrity chef Brian Turner reminds us that adventurous food is not just for those that dine out

2004-01-17 00:00:00 NEW FACE TO HEAD UP learndirect IN THE NORTH WEST
UFI Ltd, the company behind learndirect - the UK's largest e-learning network - has appointed a new Head of Region in the North West. Michelle Lofthouse will lead the team which co-ordinates the region's 8 hubs, 220 learndirect centres and more than 500

2004-01-17 00:00:00 THE CHINESE STATE CIRCUS @ THE SOUTHPORT THEATER
THE amazing and unforgettable show, The Chinese State Circus will role in to Southport and perform on the 27 and 28 January at the Southport Theater. Call the booking office on 0870 607 7560 NOW...

2004-01-17 00:00:00 The Murder Investigation of Susan and Ellen Peters
(Photograph supplied by Merseyside Police) MERSEYSIDE Police is appealing for help from members of the public after the bodies of 29-year-old Susan Peters and her three-year-old daughter Ellen were found at their home in Dudley Road, Wallasey at 11am on

2004-01-17 00:00:00 TYPETALK DISABLES DISCRIMINATION
RNID TYPETALK, the national relay telephone service for people with communication difficulties, is offering free on-site training to businesses in the Wirral area to bring them into compliance with the

2004-01-17 00:00:00 North West College Restaurants Top of the Class
INDUSTRY bible Restaurant magazine has declared three North West college restaurants as the best in the North of England, and staff and students are now hoping to go on to the national finals in February next year. Already popular with the local

2004-01-17 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK - THE BEST BITS ON TV
(Written by Caren Clark from TV and Satellite Week Magazine) ON TV for Saturday 17 January to Friday 23 January. 1. Britain's Best Sitcom, BBC2, Saturday 9.10pm

2004-01-17 00:00:00 21st Century tribute to Holocaust victims
FROM MONDAY people will be able to post their message of remembrance in the city's Book of Commitment via the internet. Liverpool people will be able to record their thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust with the click of a mouse as Liverpool launches

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Lord Mayor Rock 'n' Rolls into the States
THE Lord Mayor of Liverpool is heading Stateside next week to lead the celebrations of 50 years of rock 'n' roll music to represent the city at the world launch of the anniversary on January 21 in New York. 2004 marks half a century since Elvis Presley

2004-01-17 00:00:00 COTTARS CANCELLED
SOUTHPORT Arts Center's Young Canadian folk sensation The Cottars have, unfortunately, had to cancel their visit Southport Arts Centre due to ill-health. The youngsters, aged 13 to 16, were due to visit the UK to for the prestigious Celtic Connections

2004-01-17 00:00:00 Faith Launch Lifts the Roof
(Photograph by Patrick Trollope) ONE OF the biggest multi-faith choirs broke into song earlier this week as the Faith in One City celebrations gathered a 250-strong multi-faith choir from of all ages raising the roof of the Anglican Cathedral of Liverpool

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Appeal for Next of Kin - Albert Minnards
SEFTON Coroner's Officers are appealing for the next of kin of a man who died in Waterloo to come forward. Albert Minnards, aged 72, died at his home in Cambridge Road in Waterloo on 27th December 2003. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding

2004-01-10 00:00:00 More than 3,000 people to unite for spectacular multi-faith event
SIMON WESTON OBE will give an inspirational message of faith and hope to the people of the city at the launch of Faith in One City 2004. The Falklands war veteran will lead thousands of people, including faith and community groups, schoolchildren and

2004-01-10 00:00:00 CLIPPER 2005 to 2006 UNDER STARTER'S ORDERS
THE date has been set at Sunday, 18 September 2005, with the starting gun to be fired at midday on the River Mersey. The fifth Clipper event will be divided into 12 individual races in all, taking its crews on the longest route of all round the world race

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Local course throws light on UK Tax Credits
ONE Parent Families is offering Liverpool professionals and volunteers a handful of free places on its forthcoming tax credits course. Aimed at staff who work with single parents, but do not have a detailed knowledge of the benefits system, the courses in

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Virgin takes take top national business travel award for best rail network
VIRGIN Trains yesterday beat Eurostar and Heathrow Express to win first prize for its state-of-the-art Voyager and Pendolino trains in the Rail Network category of the prestigious national Business Travel World Awards 2003. These awards, sponsored by the

2004-01-10 00:00:00 CULTURE 'FRIEND SHIP' UNVEILED
A MODEL of the winning design for Liverpool's Capital of Culture 'Friend Ship' was unveiled on Thursday 8 January. Well the Queen Mary 2 may have been lanced lat week but Liverpool designer Jo Pocock revealed her radical design to children at Lister

2004-01-10 00:00:00 A Surprise Win Gets Octel Club FC on to a Winning Streak
THE Wirral Sunday League division two team, Octel Club FC, has received a Christmas surprise, winning a new football strip in a competition organised by 'no fuss' shampoo, Wash & Go. Team manager, Garry Roberts, from Moreton, has been setting his team

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence
STREETCARE Ltd. of unit 1, Essex House, Bridle Road, Bootle, L30 4UE , applying for a licence to use Unit 4, Watts Industrial Park, Crowland street, Southport, PR9 7RX as an operating center for 1 goods vehicle and to use Enterprise - Liverpool, Newton Rd

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- Murder of Frank Le
"Hi i am looking for any news on the murder of Frank Le on the 1st of January 1994. He was a mini cab driver and was stabbed. I am looking for any relatives he may have had. My ex-wife is his Daughter and she has been looking for him for a few year's and

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Conference to Combat Wildlife Crime
MERSEYSIDE Police is hoted the third Merseyside Partners against Wildlife Crime seminar at Police headquarters on Friday 9 January. The seminar had 60 delegates from 25 different organisations across Merseyside. It was is aimed at sharing information

2004-01-10 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT V BURSCOUGH
(REPORT AND PICTURES BY SALLY DEVINE) A COLD and windy Haig Avenue on the 1st of January saw the first ever League Game of 2004 at the grounds. Southport was hoping to make up ground and gain valuable points to help them stay in the top 10 of the Unibond

2004-01-10 00:00:00 THE SEARCH FOR SPRING BEGINS
IT MAY be the deep mid winter, but the search for spring began this week across the UK with the launch of "Spring into Science". People of all ages will be hunting for the first horse chestnut buds, listening out for the first song thrush and looking for

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- Why Can't I Copy?
Dear Southport Reporter... "I was on a photograph taken a few weeks back and I tried to save it, but an error page came up saying it was copyright. Why can't I save my own image. I like the site as you take lots of nice photographs, but you cannot copy

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- Dear Readers
"If you

2004-01-10 00:00:00 WIDNES PUB CUSTOMERS WIN VIP DAY AT THE RACES
(Photograph shows The Castle team) EIGHTEEN pub customers from the popular Castle public house in Widnes have been rewarded for their skills in traditional pub games with a VIP all expenses paid day at the races. This was after being named Area Winners in

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Victorian Merchants House Modernised with Smart Home Technology
A FORMER Victorian Merchants house in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool is being refurbished into luxury apartments with state of the art Smart Home Technology from Siemens. The large Victorian property built in 1875, previously used as a school and most

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Lloyd Webber stages masterclass for Liverpool's future stars
A QUARTET of gifted musicians got some world-class tuition on 6 January when top international musician Julian Lloyd Webber came to town. He is widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation and he was in the city to give the next

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Junior Fame winner 2003
(Photograph with thank to Pleasureland) THE winner of the Junior FAME contest was 10 year old Stephanie Ann Davis from Merseyside. Stephanie came first from over 100 entrants with her rendition of

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Statement regarding hospital car parking charges increase
A spokesperson for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust said:-

2004-01-10 00:00:00 PREMIERSHIP STAR PERFORMED SWITCH ON
(Photograph by Sally Devine) EVERTON star David Unsworth had the honor of switching on the new floodlights at Formby Football Club for their historic game against neighbours Southport in the 1st Round of the NatWest Liverpool Senior Cup on 6th January.

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Sandstormers Match Report
NOT a win but still another good performance by the Rugby League players of Southport. At their previous clash in the North West County Cup Langworthy they were convincing winners 36 to 4. The Southport players are now showing what they are capable of

2004-01-10 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK - THE BEST BITS ON TV
(Writen by Caren Clark of TV and Satellite Week Magazine) Week Saturday 3 January to Friday 9 January. 1. Richard III Channel 4 Saturday 7pm

2004-01-10 00:00:00 IAM IS PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE, SAYS BSM
DRIVER training experts BSM believe the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is putting the cart before the horse by claiming that "drivers in manual cars could prevent themselves going too fast inadvertently by using the interim gears, especially third

2004-01-10 00:00:00 FIRST NORTH WESTERN LAUNCHES JANUARY TIMETABLE
REGIONAL train operator First North Western is advising passengers to check the times of their journey before travelling, as new timetables come into force from Sunday January 4th until Sunday 22nd May. Denise Lennox, First North Western

2004-01-10 00:00:00 NEW YEAR'S EVE... Take 2, FIREWORKS AND LIGHT SHOW
(Photographs with thanks to David Evens) NEW Year's Eve firework display and the lighting of buildings in Liverpool city center was postponed as we reported last week, but on Friday 2 January the show went on. All the emergency services, the site managers

2004-01-10 00:00:00 SELL OUT SHOW RETURNS
UNDOUBTEDLY the UK

2004-01-10 00:00:00 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over'
PAUL Carrack will be on stage in Southport on the 7 February as part of a promotional tour of the UK. Pual Carrack was first bitten by the music bug as a small child back in his native Sheffield, where he would bash away at a home made drumkit up in his

2004-01-10 00:00:00 Mars Express:- no signal from Beagle 2 so far...
ESA's Mars Express orbiter made its first attempt to establish contact with the Beagle 2 lander, after the two spacecraft separated on 19 December 2003. The orbiter made its first pass over the Beagle 2 landing site this week, but could not pick up any

2004-01-10 00:00:00 80% OF MOTORISTS FEAR CAR CRIME.
A NEW RAC study has revealed that whilst most people think car crime is on the increase, the proportion of motorists who have been the victim of a car theft or car break-in has actually fallen since 1995. The increased security of newer cars is reflected

2004-01-10 00:00:00 ICELAND HELPS IN SEARCH FOR BRIAN HESKETH FROM BOOTLE
43 YEAR OLD Brian Hesketh, from Bootle, Merseyside, is the latest missing person to be featured in an initiative by Iceland and the National Missing Persons Helpline. Launched four years ago the partnership aims to raise public awareness of missing people

2004-01-10 00:00:00 PETS AT HOME FERRET FRENZY
THE PETS at Home store in Southport' Ocean Plaza invited people to ferret down to the store this on the 10 January, as it played host to the Exotic Animal Welfare Trust and some of its furry ferret friends! While Pets at Home does not sell ferrets, they

2004-01-03 00:00:00 RAC'S 'END OF TERM' TRANSPORT REPORT SHOWS IMPROVING PICTURE FOR UK'S 28 MILLION MOTORISTS
67% OF motorists believe Government should do more to improve road transport as 2003 came to a close. The UK's 28 million motorists have experienced a huge number of new initiatives and pieces of motoring related legislation in 2003, some of which have

2004-01-03 00:00:00 Merseyside's new OBE's, MBE's and Kights.
OUR congratulations to all who received the New Year honors. On Merseyside, these people received Honors:-

2004-01-03 00:00:00 Letter to Editor:- EXPATRIATE VICTIMS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
Dear Southport Reporter, "IT is estimated that more than one million Britons have retired abroad of which 650,000 have settled on Spain's Mediterranean coasts, with France being second choice and the Republic of Ireland taking up third place. One of the

2004-01-03 00:00:00 CHEQUE OUT THE FUN AT ICELAND STONEDALE
ICELAND's store on Stonedale Park, Liverpool got into the Christmas spirit last week, with a fancy dress cheque presentation to the retailers' charity of the year - Breast Cancer Campaign. Christmas cheer was in abundance, Father Christmas was on the

2004-01-03 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL FOURTH IN UK HEARING LOSS CHART
LIVERPOOL has the fourth highest number of deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the UK according to hearing aid manufacturer, GN Resound. A total of 5,019 people in Liverpool are registered as deaf and with Sefton coming Ninth in the UK with 3,690 people

2004-01-03 00:00:00 FRIENDS OF THE ATKINSON ART GALLERY TALK
ON Wednesday 14 January 2004 at 7.45pm Dr. Emma Roberts will be giving a talk about "Sculpture in the early 20th Century, The Drive Towards Abstraction" Non - Members of the Friends welcome.

2004-01-03 00:00:00 Recycling your old mobile for charity makes Sense
IF you've been lucky enough to get a new mobile phone for Christmas, why riot spread a little festive cheer by donating your old handset to national deafblind charity Sense. Millions of mobiles are sold over the Christmas period and most of the old model

2004-01-03 00:00:00 DON'T DUMP - RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE!
EARLY IN January, most Local Authorities within the Mersey Forest area will be operating the popular free Christmas Tree Recycling Service. People will be able to take their Christmas Trees to one of several convenient places where they will be chipped

2004-01-03 00:00:00 New Years Eve 2003/2004 In Southport and Formby.


2004-01-03 00:00:00 DRINK-DRIVING NOW TABOO FOR OVER 70% OF YOUNG ADULTS IN MERSEYSIDE
SEVEN OUT of ten young adults in Merseyside say they have never driven after drinking, according to a new survey for motoring organisation RAC and responsible drinking campaigners, The Portman Group, released over the festive weeks. However, almost 30%

2004-01-03 00:00:00 North West Housing Market Review 2003
SOUTH LIVERPOOL and Stockton Heath have been highlighted as 2003 property hotpots by Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents with some areas enjoying staggering 50% increases in prices.

2004-01-03 00:00:00 First Course of 2004
ARE you going to make a new year's resolution to improve your driving and live up to the Institute of Advanced Motorists motto of "Skill with responsibility". We run three courses a year starting in January, May and September. They all start with

2004-01-03 00:00:00 WELCOME 2004 for most of the UK
WELL it was a real Frank Spencer start to the year with disasters throughout the special night. Those hardy souls who braved the elements on New Year's Eve, were able to enjoy a thriving club scene, throughout the area. We decided to pop into Formby Pubs

 
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