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2006-01-30 00:00:00  INCAPACITY: SUCCESS WILL DEPEND ON ATTITUDE, SAYS FPB
COMMENTING on the Government's attempt to get one million incapacity claimants back to work within 10 years the Forum of Private Business (FPB) said the drive will only work if job seekers are willing, able and enthusiastic.

2006-01-30 00:00:00 What children really think
RESEARCH announced by the British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) reveals the thoughts of over 1000 primary school children on whether their parents are fun to spend time with and what tips they might give to make time spent together more fun. 85% of

2006-01-30 00:00:00 TV Company asks to Dine with you!
We

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Liverpool public choose favourites in British Animation Awards 2006
MEMBERS of the public in Liverpool will be able to watch some of the hottest new British animation around and vote for their favourites in Public Choice 2006, part of the British Animation Awards, taking place at Liverpool FACT on the 13, 14 and 15 Februa

2006-01-30 00:00:00 James Street improvements go on show
MERSEYTRAVEL'S plans to transform the face of James Street in Liverpool, including a new bus and rail interchange, are going on public show later this month.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Aspiring to Keep Jobs
LIVERPOOL'S recent jobs boom has seen thousands more people in the city find work. However, many of these people find it difficult to keep their jobs for a variety of reasons - ranging from difficulties with motivation and self-esteem to practical proble

2006-01-30 00:00:00 PATRICK DUFF & JIM MORAY LIVE
ON Thursday 16 March 2006 at the one and only Carling Academy 2 Liverpool at 7:00pm.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Liverpool Performs as LIPA turns 10
THE WORLD-RENOWNED Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) will celebrate its tenth anniversary next week, with a joint event that will also launch Liverpool Performs 2006, the fourth Capital of Culture themed year. On Monday 30 January 2006, ten

2006-01-30 00:00:00  CULTURE CITY'S OLYMPIC BOOST
THE city unveiled an action-packed sports programme on Friday, 27 January and it is backed by almost every sporting institution on Merseyside and immediately won government praise as a major boost for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Trade missions pave the way for business opportunities
THE International Trade Centre for Greater Merseyside is leading trade missions in February 2006 to Madrid, Barcelona and Dublin, with opportunities available for Merseyside businesses.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  RFL AND NORTHERN LAUNCH 2006 NATIONAL LEAGUE CUP
THE RFL and the country

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Give the farmers their money now or pay them interest for your bungling, MEP tells Beckett
FARMERS have waited a year, now they must wait another six months to receive Single Farm Payments Brussels, 25 January 2006. Now English farmers who have already waited over a year for their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments may well not receive

2006-01-30 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL 6 - MANCHESTER UTD 1 in the PFA Borneo Cup 2006
ALTHOUGH disappointed by their dismal defeat to Manchester Utd, Liverpool is way ahead of their arch-rivals in The PFA Borneo Cup 2006. It's Liverpool 6 - Manchester Utd 1.

2006-01-30 00:00:00 ENERGY DEBATE KICKS OFF AS MINISTERS WARN DOING NOTHING NOT AN OPTION
THE debate on future energy policy for the UK was thrown open this week at the start of the public phase of the Government's Energy Review.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  'FAME' Search 4 A Star 2006, Heat 1...
WELL yes the first talent competition of the year has started up. This years @Fame' contest sees 16 to 30 year olds battling it out live on stage to show off their solo vocal talents. At stake is a first prize of

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Wirral business hits the fast track
A Wirral-based business that provides warranties on new homes has been named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the UK.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  'ONE person can make a difference' is the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day event in Warrington.
HOLOCAUST Memorial Day is an annual national event on 27 January 06 when thousands of people across the country hold various activities to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Liverpool's Lasting Attraction For The 'Mersey Beat Generation'
THE 20-somethings of the swinging 60s are now over 60 themselves and Liverpool still holds a special magnetism for the 'Mersey Beat' generation. Liverpool was one of the top 5 destinations of 2005 for Senior Railcard holders, with over 95,000 visits by

2006-01-30 00:00:00  City unites to remember holocaust victims
ON Friday 27 January Liverpool to remembered those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. A special service was helded in Liverpool to mark national Holocaust Memorial Day.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  BANKING CUSTOMERS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND WANT FINANCIAL CALL CENTRES KEPT IN BRITAIN
ALLIANCE & Leicester announces the findings of its latest study of people's attitudes towards overseas call centres. This shows that despite the trend towards off-shoring call centres, customers continue to want their banking and other financial services

2006-01-30 00:00:00  BANKING CUSTOMERS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND WANT FINANCIAL CALL CENTRES KEPT IN BRITAIN
ALLIANCE & Leicester announces the findings of its latest study of people's attitudes towards overseas call centres. This shows that despite the trend towards off-shoring call centres, customers continue to want their banking and other financial services

2006-01-30 00:00:00 5 MILLION CREDIT CARD HOLDERS HIT WITH PENALTY FEES LAST YEAR
ALMOST 5 million UK credit card holders paid a penalty fee on their plastic in 2005, according to new research. The report, commissioned by MoneyExpert.com and Defaqto, found more than 10% of the population racked up charges for items such as late

2006-01-30 00:00:00 SMES NEED TO LISTEN OUT FOR NEW REGULATIONS
UP TO 2.3 million employees potentially affected by introduction of new legislation. SMEs are being warned that under new Noise at Work Regulations the noise levels that employees can be exposed to will be reduced by almost half. This legislation is due

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Mandatory licensing of HMO
THE National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) stated on 25 January 2006 that the introduction of licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) should help prevent problems experienced in local communities by so-called

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Council's 'cashing in' on parking fines
A LEADING business pressure group says councils are cashing in on parking as a stealth tax after it was revealed that the number of parking fines issued to motorists has doubled to a record 2.8 million in just 2 years. The figures have been released by

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Safety first for Sefton's pride
IT is full steam ahead for the passengers and crew aboard the Pride of Sefton after safely pulling in further funding.

2006-01-30 00:00:00  Merseyside and Lancashire pubs are set to benefit from a
THE UK

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Job Adverts:- "WorkFORCE International"
ALL people must be hard working, willing to learn, enthusiastic, with a positive outlook to new challenges.

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Sun nien fai lok...
HAPPY New Year, to all our Chinese readers! On Sunday 29 January, 2006, Liverpool's historic Chinatown was the destination of thousands of people who descend on it to mark the Chinese New Year, the year of the dog, in style. Entertainment included all

2006-01-30 00:00:00 Cruise Liner Work Set to Start
WORK is set to start shortly on the cruise liner facility at Liverpool's Pier Head following the signing of legal agreements.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Clairvoyance Evening with David Traynor
THE evening hosted by Dave Traylor will be held on Friday 10 February, at Liverpool Spiritualist National Church, 14 Daulby Street, Liverpool (at the side of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital next door to the Roy Castle building.) Doors open at 7.30

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Top fashion house Ghost backs charity
ARE you a budding fashion designer? Britain

2006-01-23 00:00:00  Tribute to Chinese seafarers unveiled
A PLAQUE in honour of Chinese Merchant Seaman will be unveiled in a special service today, Monday 23 January.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Kung Hey Fat Choi!
LIVERPOOL'S one-stop culture shop is gearing up for Chinese New Year. The 08 Place in Whitechapel will host a spectacular Chinese Unicorn dance this Saturday in the build-up to the city's Chinese New Year celebrations.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Stay Safe Be Seen, Free Road Safety Stickers for Schools in the North West
CAR HIRE specialist carrentals.co.uk is offering free reflective road safety stickers for schools in the North West as part of its national Road Sense 2006 campaign

2006-01-23 00:00:00  Schools in Consumer Quiz
PUPILS from 3 Liverpool schools are competing to be the city's representatives in a national Consumer Quiz. The Consumer Challenge Quiz -the first of its type, is for young people with moderate learning difficulties at special schools in Liverpool. It is

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Road improvements to Wood Lane/Winster Drive
A SERIES of road safety improvements are being made to the roundabout joining Wood Lane and Winster Drive in Netherley. Merseytravel and Liverpool City Council are jointly coordinating the works, which are part of the Local Transport Plan

2006-01-23 00:00:00  SMEs turn to banks for finance only out of habit
VENTURE Finance survey reveals SMEs are missing opportunities for reduced risk and more flexible finance. The new research released this week revealed that 42% of SMEs only conduct their business finance with high street banks out of habit. The survey,

2006-01-23 00:00:00 GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TO MANAGED PROSTITUTION ZONES
THE Government on Tusday 17 January 2006 announced its long-term strategy for reducing street prostitution, ruling out the idea of "managed zones" for prostitution.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Clatterbridge gets thumbs up for Foundation Trust status
THE region

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Clatterbridge gets thumbs up for Foundation Trust status
THE region

2006-01-23 00:00:00 BE MY
ARRIVA North West and Wales is hotting things up this Valentine

2006-01-23 00:00:00 BBC gardening star calls on Britain to 'grab a grant'
BBC GROUND Force presenter Kirsty King is calling for people across the country to help themselves and the environment by signing up as volunteers for Environment Agency Action Earth, and take advantage of a

2006-01-23 00:00:00 When the shoe doesn't fit!
LIVERPOOL parents of children with clubfoot and odd sized feet are in uproar following a decision from Clarks - the shoe shop and manufacturer - to stop selling odd sized pairs of shoes. Altringham based charity STEPS - which campaigns for children with

2006-01-23 00:00:00 'KING KONG' TESCO TOO DOMINANT
A leading business pressure group says high street shops and suppliers will react with dismay and alarm to reports that Tesco is going to follow its strong Christmas sales figures announced this week by embarking on a furious price war.

2006-01-23 00:00:00  MERSEYSIDE'S FILM WRITERS OF FUTURE
8 PROMISING film writers from the Northwest have been selected to attend an intensive scriptwriting workshop where they will develop and strengthen their skills to help them become accomplished feature film writers. Run by established feature film writer

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Warning for Warrington!
HOUSEHOLDERS across Warrington are being warned by Trading Standards to be on their guard against traders who offer free damp surveys and repair work.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 TESCO INTERNET PHONE TRIAL TO SLASH FAMILY PHONE BILLS IN MERSEYSIDE
SUPPERSTORE company Tesco is set to transform the way we make phone calls and slash call costs with the launch of its new internet phone service.

2006-01-23 00:00:00  HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Q: I want to start 2006 with a bit of a detox of the body. Can you suggest anything, which is not too expensive, and won't rule my life for 2 weeks?

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Hillside Hairdressers are robbed
MERSEYSIDE Police are now appealing for information following a robbery in Hillside.

2006-01-23 00:00:00  Liverpool remembers Holocaust
LIVERPOOL residents can mark the 61st anniversary of the Holocaust by recording their thoughts and feelings in a special Book of Commitment. The book will be officially opened in the Town Hall on Monday (23 January) by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Counci

2006-01-23 00:00:00 LOCAL SCHOOL WINS BT SCHOOLS AWARD
HALEWOOD College in Halewood, Nine Tree Primary School in Stockbridge Village, St Brigid's RC Primary School, St Paul and St Timothys Infant School and Lister Drive Infant School all of Liverpool have won BT Schools Awards worth

2006-01-23 00:00:00 EU puts its stamp on the UK
SENSIBLE and proportional Bathing Water Directive set to become law within 2 years. Conservative MEPs succeed in keeping UK water bills down and protecting tourism.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 SAIL THE HIGH SEAS IN AID OF PARKINSON
IF THE January blues are getting you down, and you

2006-01-23 00:00:00 DON'T BE A VICTIM OF CAR CRIME!
POLICE in Sefton are cracking down on car crime and issuing advice to motorists on how to reduce the possibility of falling victim to opportunist

2006-01-23 00:00:00 THE FASTEST EMERGENCY SERVICE JOINS FORCES WITH SEFTON'S COUNTRYSIDE RANGERS
THE North West Air Ambulance (NWAA), the only regional medical air emergency service which covers the whole of the North West, recently joined forces with coast and countryside rangers from Sefton Council's Coast and Countryside Service, for a training

2006-01-23 00:00:00 Peter Brown Craven Minor League
Fixtures Week Ending January 22

2006-01-23 00:00:00  Liverpool born ITV presenter Tony Jardine @ the Norwegian Mountain Rally
ITV presenter Tony Jardine gave the new Ford Fiesta ST150 its first successful outing on snow and ice by finishing 32nd overall in one of rallying

2006-01-23 00:00:00 AN EXCITING ADVENTURE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
THE MEN of the SAS are widely acknowledged as the best Special Forces troops in the world. Who Dares Wins their motto states and as part of its 2006

2006-01-23 00:00:00  BRITISH GAS 2010 PRICE PROTECTION TARIFF DROPPED
FROM the 18 January 2006, energy giant British Gas has withdrawn its 2010 price protection tariff for new customers.

2006-01-23 00:00:00 New Liverpool and Merseyside Visitor Guide Launched
A BRAND new visitor guide for Liverpool and Merseyside is to be launched this week. The 2006 Visitor Guide to Liverpool, Merseyside and England

2006-01-23 00:00:00  Jewellers Robbed on Post Office Ave. Southport
R.L. Blundell in Post Office Avenue, just off Lord Street in Southport Town Center was broken into at around 4pm to 5pm on 16 January 2006. Merseyside Police have asked for witnesses to get in contact with them. The Police are looking out for anyone who

 
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