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2005-10-31 00:00:00 REDGATE ROVERS LATEST NEWS!!!!
ONCE again showing great team spirit and determination, Redgate pushed hard to take control from the whistle. Bethan Dodd in goal for the first half and solid defensive displays from Stephanie Bocking and Anna Middlemiss, ensured that the visitor

2005-10-31 00:00:00 SEEN OUR NEW Business Index PAGE?
THIS WEEK we have opened up our new look advert and business index. Even though we are still adding to it it gives you a good taste as to what you can find very soon. We are adding lots of new businesses over the next few weeks and if you have a

2005-10-31 00:00:00 Letters To Editor:- "To Sefton Rangers, THANK YOU!"
"JUST to ask whether you could print a special 'Thank you' to Charles, Julie and Christopher, beach rangers, who made my holiday a 100% better than it would have been.

2005-10-31 00:00:00 DIWALI CELEBRATIONS
FESTIVAL of Light at World Museum Liverpool. National Museums Liverpool is marking this year

2005-10-31 00:00:00  FAILING TO SWITCH OFF COMPUTERS COULD COST BRITISH BUSINESSES UP TO
FUJITSU Siemens Computers launches the

2005-10-31 00:00:00  RACECOURSE STAFF RAISE
4 MEMBERS of staff at Haydock Park Racecourse have raised

2005-10-31 00:00:00  Letters To Editor:- "Treat Or Trick?: How Older People Can Deal With Unwelcome Callers"
"A KNOCK at the door on Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night is an annoyance for most people, but generally these callers turn out to be completely harmless. However, we at Help the Aged are concerned that in some cases unsolicited callers at this time of year

2005-10-31 00:00:00 Bus Services at Risk Due to EU and UK Government Regulation says IEA
A NEW study published this week, by the IEA, who suggests that re-regulation of the bus industry following the Transport Act 2000 is putting bus services at risk. By empowering local authorities to award 'quality contracts' to bus companies, the Act is

2005-10-31 00:00:00 Want to Feel Kneaded?
JASON Woodward is setting up in business. Natural Therapies is a mobile massage therapy service. Can cater for clients in their own homes, in the workplace or in a sports club.

2005-10-31 00:00:00 FA Cup joy for Southport FC
SOUTHPORT hosted Kidderminster FC in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup last Saturday, both sides being Conference rivals. The first half produced very little in the way of clear cut chances for either side, Southport being lack lustre in the final

2005-10-31 00:00:00 MILLIONAIRE MANOR
WOULD you like the chance to live in the lap of luxury, in a multi-million pound house, spoilt rotten by dedicated servants catering to your every need? Would you like to go to film premieres, Premiership football matches, and fashion shows?

2005-10-31 00:00:00 Early diagnosis can help save lives
"GET yourself checked out early for lung cancer" is the message from lung cancer nurses during November's lung cancer awareness campaign. If you have a cough that won't go away or you're coughing up blood; or if you are much more tired than normal or feel

2005-10-31 00:00:00  DEBT THREAT TO HOMEOWNERS AS REPOSSESSIONS SOAR
THE debt advisers are warning people with serious debts to act now after Government figures revealed a shock 66% rise in the number of mortgage possession orders. The Department of Constitutional Affairs said there were 19,687 orders made in the 3 months

2005-10-31 00:00:00  DEBT THREAT TO HOMEOWNERS AS REPOSSESSIONS SOAR
THE debt advisers are warning people with serious debts to act now after Government figures revealed a shock 66% rise in the number of mortgage possession orders. The Department of Constitutional Affairs said there were 19,687 orders made in the 3 months

2005-10-31 00:00:00 NEARLY SOLD OUT!
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2005-10-31 00:00:00 ROCKFEST!
THE first Southport Reporter and Southport Champion Rockfest was a resounding success. Havana was packed despite NG26 having to pull out due to a van breaking down and Garrialla Farm's lead singer getting hit by laryngitis... and we still had what was an

2005-10-31 00:00:00 WIN A DUAL DISC CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION COPY OF JOEY RAMONE'S "Don't Worry About Me"
TO win the copy of Joey Raymone's last CD/DVD, all you have to do is answer this very simple question.... "Johnny Ramone, real name John Cummings, battled prostate cancer for five years, but died at the age of 55 on 17 September 2004. Bass player Dee Dee

2005-10-31 00:00:00 SPOOKY GOINGS ON @ FARMER TEDS!!!!!
IF you go down to the farm today, you will be in for a big surprise, as ghouls and ghosts roam around and strange spiders creep along the floors... Yes, Farmer Ted's big, week-long Hallowe'en Festival will end on Hallowe'en Night with a chilling and blood

2005-10-31 00:00:00 QueBar Open!
THE QueBar is open now next to Southport's number one night club Havana... The bar is a really amazing sports bar with lots and lots of pool tables... Well it is called the QueBar...! It also has large screen TV's and a stunning bar with equally stunning

2005-10-31 00:00:00 Roberta Lee's Show Bar... LADIES NIGHT!!!
ROBERTA Lee's held a ladies' night on Friday 28 October in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. The night included cabaret from Roberta Lee, a Buffet and Disco and a male stripper called Zacc... Zacc a former uk bodybuilding champion soon got the ladies into a

2005-10-31 00:00:00 THE ZUTONS (MATINEE SHOW)
YES, the rock band the Zutons was formed in Liverpool in the spring of 2002 by singer/guitarist David McCabe, lead guitarist Boyan Chowdhury, bassist Russell Pritchard, and drummer Sean Payne, with saxophonist Abi Harding joining later. The group was

2005-10-31 00:00:00 MUSIC ZONE OPENS SOUTHPORT STORE!
MUSIC Zone, the UK

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Capital of Sculpture?
WALK the Plank will host a theatrical walk this half term, which is inspired by the gargoyles, sculptures and monuments around Liverpool on Wednesday 26th October at 6pm. The project is aptly named Beauty and the Beast and forms part of the Around the

2005-10-24 00:00:00  800TH BIRTHDAY MAKEOVER FOR MERSEY RIVER FESTIVAL
THE UK's biggest free maritime festival is to be transformed into one of the world's best in 2007 to mark Liverpool's 800th birthday. Organisers, the Liverpool Culture Company, are setting out on an international search for the next 12 months to make the

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Letters To Editor:- "Night Life In Southport Town Center"
"I would like to thank Southport Reporter's Editor Patrick Trollope for all his efforts over the last few years, to support the night life community. It is interesting that now the ground work has been completed by him and a few others, who are none

2005-10-24 00:00:00  England quartet march on to World Semis
ENGLAND boast a record 4 semi-finalists at tonight's 2005 World Cadet championships, after a historic weekend of boxing in Liverpool. On Friday, a trio of England boxers booked their place in the last 4. Hartlepool's Light flyweight Michael Hadfield set

2005-10-24 00:00:00 Children First Conference
NATIONAL Museums Liverpool has developed a 2 day event which aims to be a thought provoking and hands-on opportunity to share knowledge and opinion about creative play and learning for pre-school children. It will raise the awareness of the significant

2005-10-24 00:00:00 1 IN 4 EMPLOYERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A LITIGATION CASE
BUSINESSES at risk from growing UK compensation culture. AXA is warning that UK businesses are increasingly under threat from litigation. Research conducted by the company reveals that a quarter of employers surveyed have been involved in a litigation

2005-10-24 00:00:00  CLIPPER RACE LATEST:- LIVERPOOL 08 LEAD TAKEN BY THE AUSSIES!
AFTER a 3,500 mile transatlantic crossing Liverpool 08 managed to dramatically clinch second place in race 2 of The Clipper Cup at 0049 hrs (GMT), just 3 minutes ahead of the Cardiff Clipper. Liverpool fought hard to catch the lead boat but westernaustral

2005-10-24 00:00:00  RADGATE FOOTBALL RESULTS.....
A 4th successive away win for Redgate was achieved by some excellent all round play against worthy opponents in Birkdale.

2005-10-24 00:00:00 ARE YOU THE NEW FACE OF CHILDLINE?
CHILDLINE begins its search this week for the new face of ChildLine in the Southport area, one of 50 people around the UK who will take on the new role of Local Ambassador for the UK

2005-10-24 00:00:00 Jews Unite to Make a Difference
A group of young volunteers from JLGB (Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade) will be making a difference to the lives of older people across the country. JLGB will be sending small groups of volunteers to residential homes in London

2005-10-24 00:00:00 New Name New Look Bar
Cuba bar in Southport was re opened with a stunning new look. It is a real massive sports bar with live screens, pool tables and stunning bar staff to boot. This will be one of the best bars in 2006 for Southport Town Centre. We popped a long to fin

2005-10-24 00:00:00  HOMOTOPIA COUNTS DOWN
HOMOTOPIA is counting down to launch in Liverpool! The festival is in its second year and will celebrate homosexual culture both within the gay community and bringing it to a wider audience. Events run from Monday 31 October until Saturday 12 November and

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Fatal road traffic collision on Liverpool Avenue, Ainsdale
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision that occured on Thursday, 20 October at 3.55pm in Liverpool Avenue, Ainsdale.

2005-10-24 00:00:00  DON
AS British Summer Time officially comes to an end on 31 October, and we start to see shorter days and longer nights, it is important not to neglect the health of your beloved pet. As the colder weather approaches and the nights draw in, your dog still

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Letters To Editor:- "Please find my lost brother"
"I would like to find my brother Philip Duffy born on the 16 January 1959 at Southport General Hospital. If anyone can help please contact me via Southport Reporter." Miss Julie Flinders

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Usdaw horrified at rise in violence against retail staff
RETAIL union Usdaw is horrified that the latest British Retail Consortium crime survey has revealed another steep rise in violence inflicted on shopworkers. The Retail Crime Survey for 2004 revealed the worse figures for over a decade showing that

2005-10-24 00:00:00  DRESSING @ LIVI'S... FOR THE AIR AMBULANCE BALL
BALL organiser, Professor Caroline Watkins and her colleague Denise Forshaw were delighed with the selection of gorgeous ball gowns and outfits at Ainsdales new dress agency and designer clothes shop Livi's on Liverpool Road. Gill Fell the owner of Livi's

2005-10-24 00:00:00  PASTOR EMMANUEL VISITS St LUKE'S CHURCH, FORMBY
ST Mark's Church, Shyira, Rwanda has a link with St Luke's Church, Formby, England and the Rev Emmanuel, the Vicar and Archdeacon of Shyira, has just spent fourteen days with the Parish of St Luke. He has attended services, preached and visited various

2005-10-24 00:00:00 24 HOUR OPENING MEANS WORKERS AT GREATER RISK OF HEARING LOSS WARNS RNID AND THE TUC
RNID and the TUC are warning that changes in the Licensing Act, allowing 24 hour opening, will lead to an increased likelihood of workers in bars, clubs and pubs being exposed to dangerously loud noise for longer. They fear extended opening hours will

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Southport FC lose at Altrincham
ON Saturday 15 October 2005 Southport travelled over to Cheshire last Saturday for the Conference league game against Altrincham, both teams having gained promotion last season. It was the away side which set the early pace, Southport being encouraged by

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Letters To Editor:- "A FISHY QUESTION?"
"Hi, I live in Southport and want to know is fishing on/off Southport pier allowed ? If it is do you require a permit or is it free of charge? I have been trying to get info for a while now but cannot find anything helpfull. I am waiting to give it a try,

2005-10-24 00:00:00  Make the roads of Southport a safer place
NEARLY a dozen volunteers in Southport spent hours of their own time on Friday 21 October, in an attempt to make the roads of Southport a safer place.

2005-10-24 00:00:00 ONE FOR THE LADIES AT LIVERPOOL PUB
THE Black Bull pub is attempting to dispel sexist attitudes that label women who drink pints as unfeminine.

2005-10-24 00:00:00 UK GIVES 0.46 MILLION TO HELP VICTIMS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN FLOODS
THE relief efforts in Guatemala and El Salvador to help victims of the recent devastating floods and mudslides will benefit from a 463,000 contribution announced today by UK International Development Minister, Gareth Thomas.

2005-10-24 00:00:00  ASIA EARTHQUAKE:- UK PLEDGES 20 MILLION MORE FOR RELIEF EFFORT
A further 20 million to fund more helicopters, including three British military Chinooks, shelter, food and other

2005-10-24 00:00:00 Letters To Editor:- "A FISHY QUESTION?"
"Hi, I live in Southport and want to know is fishing on/off Southport pier allowed ? If it is do you require a permit or is it free of charge? I have been trying to get info for a while now but cannot find anything helpfull. I am waiting to give it a try,

2005-10-24 00:00:00 Reminder to patients who have received a survey questionnaire
SOUTHPORT & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is carrying out a survey to find out what patients think about the care they receive. Questionnaires have been sent to a number of patients who have recently been treated at either Southport & Formby or Ormskirk &

2005-10-24 00:00:00 NEARLY SOLD OUT!
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2005-10-24 00:00:00 ROCKFEST!
IT ROCKED! The night was very well attended and all the preparation and hard work organising it paid off. Sadly both NG26 and Gorilla Farm could not make it. Two bands from Liverpool stood in at very short notice to cover for them. First on taking

2005-10-24 00:00:00 St Luke's Church Flower Festival
ST LUKE'S Church, in Formby, Merseyside, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, and, as part of its celebrations, a Flower Festival was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday last week. The floral decorations represented various aspects of the church's

2005-10-24 00:00:00 FORMBY VILLAGE LOOSES CURATOR AND TRADE!
FORMBY'S Shops are being targeted by "burocaratic stupidity" according to customers and shoppers alike. The village has huge pavements and is well known for it's colourful displays outside shops. Sadly all this has to change according to Sefton MBC,

2005-10-16 00:00:00 200 kilos of fireworks seized in Bootle
MERSEYSIDE Police Officers from the Matrix team, working together with Neighbourhood officers from Sefton and the Merseyside FIRST Team, have seized 200 kilos of illegal fireworks following the arrest of two men and a woman on Thursday, October 13 2005 on

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Book Review:- "50 FABULOUS WALKS in England's North West"
ISSUED by the Northwest Regional Development Agency and is linked to ITV's 50th Birthday celebrations and its campaign 'Britain on the Move'.

2005-10-16 00:00:00  SAFETY BEAR BIRTHDAY
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2005-10-16 00:00:00  North West Air Ambulance Charity Ball 2005


2005-10-16 00:00:00  Kiss Me Quick, Text Me Quicker
A SURVEY reveals holiday makers in the North West can't wait to share gr8 holiday moments with friends.

2005-10-16 00:00:00 ALL ABOARD FOR THE SPACE CITY TOUR
TO celebrate the launch of its latest new Liverpool project, SPACE Developments invites you to jump on board one of its guided historical bus tours of the city centre.

2005-10-16 00:00:00 A Crashing end to 2005 for Southport's PCG Racing
SUNDAY 9 October 2005 was the famous Sidecar Festival at Mallory Park. This was the final race of the season for Paul & Claire (PCG Racing), travelling down South all eyes were on the weather, the rain poured down, however the forecast for the Sunday was

2005-10-16 00:00:00 the Environment
THE LEADER of Liverpool City Council is calling on Government Ministers to this week impose a total ban on smoking in public places. Cabinet ministers are meeting this week to review the Government's proposal to introduce a partial smoking ban only pubs

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Every child matters in Warrington
A NEW Children and Young People's plan is being produced to help ensure that every child matters in Warrington. The plan is being developed by the Council together with a number of key partners, including Connexions and the Halton and Warrington

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Gordon Brown could revive British economy by cutting tax on business
GORDON Brown could revive the British economy by cutting tax on business, rather than raising taxes

2005-10-16 00:00:00  OFFENDERS LECTURE JUDGES
YOUNG offenders are telling top legal professionals how they think they should be punished for their crimes. A ground-breaking project called It's Not OK has helped young offenders discuss the issue of violence by recording radio adverts which will be

2005-10-16 00:00:00  WHAT DO BOY GEORGE, CAT DEELEY,VINNIE JONES, DANNI MINOGUE & RIO FERDINAND ALL HAVE IN COMMMON?
EVER fancied Boy George answering your mobile phone?

2005-10-16 00:00:00 
YOUNG people in Southport get chance to win a visit from film expert for their learning centre. Ever wondered what Tom Cruise is really like in the flesh?

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Policing, have YOUR say!!!
DO you think the police need to do more work on fighting speeding or crime in your area? Well this is your chance to have your say.

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Kilbride Productions Presents:- "Top Hits & Tales"
MR DAVID Bamford, Miss Catherine Rouse, Mr Matthew Ashton and Miss Carley Stenson (Steph from Hollyoaks) perform for you a fantastic show of show stopping and chart topping music chosen by them. The event will be held on Sunday 13 November at 7:30pm in

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Bridget Jones, you
NEW research from Prudential Home Insurance has revealed a new generation of accident-prone home-dwellers. The survey of 1,000 adults revealed that single people are the most likely to cause damage or destruction in their own homes, with DIY and cooking

2005-10-16 00:00:00  DERELICTION TO BEAUTY
A STUNNING banner celebrating Liverpool's Chinese heritage is to decorate the corner of Seel Street and Slater Street. Chinese Reflection honours Liverpool's Chinese community, the oldest in Europe and will transform a derelict building which has blighted

2005-10-16 00:00:00  North West Prepared to Take Action to Protect the Environment
SURVEY indicates the attitudes of people from the North West towards the environment, organised crime and global poverty. The survey results released this week during the UK

2005-10-16 00:00:00  Loading Times Revised
NEW restrictions on loading and unloading are to be introduced in key city centre streets to help traffic flow more smoothly at peak hours during Liverpool's Big Dig. They will prohibit loading and unloading between 8.00am and 10.00am and 16.00pm and 18

2005-10-16 00:00:00  OBITUARY "Jan Holden"
HOLDEN Jan, Actress, born 9 May 1931 in Southport, died peacefully after a short illness, in Clapham South London, on 11 October 2005.

2005-10-16 00:00:00  LODGE LANE MEMORIES
LODGE Lane residents, past and present, are being invited to share their memories and contribute to an exhibition that will celebrate local history. Do you remember Gloins, the pet shop, the jewellers, the post office at Sefton Park Mews, performances at

2005-10-16 00:00:00 
SO SAYS new research that redefines the rules of attraction. A major study has found that

2005-10-16 00:00:00 Southport FC fell Forest Green FC
SOUTHPORT had a rare league game on a Friday night due to the England match the next day.Forest Green were the visitors, a team struggling in the Conference and the Sandgrounders drew first blood in the eighth minute. Carl Baker was again on the score she

2005-10-16 00:00:00  SCHOOL LEAVERS TO DRIVE TRUCKS
NEW rules will allow school leavers to drive 44 tonne articulated trucks by September 2009. The move is expected to help solve the crippling skills shortage facing the UK transport industry. Under an EU directive published this week, 18 year olds will be

2005-10-16 00:00:00 THE CLIPPER 05-06 ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
A week of changing positions the fleet progress slowed dramatically at the start of the week. This was a sure sign that the fleet was getting in to the northern side of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and leaving the steady Trade Winds behind

2005-10-16 00:00:00  ROCKING ON...
ONLY a few days off what will be an amazing night of Pop Rock at Havana in the hart of the now sleepy seaside resort of Southport. On the line up are five bands, NG26, ABE, Post Haste, Gorilla Farm and Revolution! Tickets are

2005-10-16 00:00:00  ST LUKE'S CHURCH 150th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
ST LUKE'S Church in Formby has been celebrating in style, it's 150th anniversary. This weekend, on Sunday 23 October, the church held a thanks giving after a weekend long Flower Festival. Attending the service where representatives from the Formby Fami

2005-10-10 00:00:00  PRINT SHOP GETS A NEW HOME!!!
LAST week Pronta Print. Southport moved into a new home after more than 22 years on East Bank Street. The Southport Prontaprint, which is owned by franchisee Julia Gaudie, is moved to Eldon Court at 39-41 Houghton. Julia told us that

2005-10-10 00:00:00 BUSINESS OWNERS 'HOLD YOUR NERVE' ON HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE boss of a nationwide health and safety consultancy has warned business owners to hold their nerve in the face of "drama queen" scare tactics being used by some consultancies to drum up business. Jamie Cliffe, Managing Director of SMTS, says that some

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Southport FC v Cambridge Utd FC
THE points were shared in a pulsating game last Saturday at Haig Avenue. Southport hosting Cambridge Utd, relegated from Football League Div 2 last season. The game had an explosive start, Carl Baker netting after only nine seconds. Kevin Leadbetters shot

2005-10-10 00:00:00 A walk on the wild side
SCHOOLS across Liverpool are going wild this autumn. Liverpool City Council has launched the Liverpool Roots project to get children and residents brightening up parks and nature reserves by sowing wildflower seeds.

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Liverpool accountants attempt track record
2 local accountants who share a passion for railways are hoping to set a new record by covering the greatest distance ever travelled in the UK by rail passengers in one day, starting and finishing in Liverpool, without riding the same length of track

2005-10-10 00:00:00 WIN A BBC VISIT FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO PRODUCE A BBC QUESTION TIME TELEVISION PROGRAMME
YOUNG people around the UK can win a session with a BBC journalist for their school and have the chance to work with David Dimbleby to produce a real edition of Question Time to be broadcast on BBC ONE. To be in with a chance of winning this unique opport

2005-10-10 00:00:00 24 Hour Drinking at Springbok Trekkers!
AS of 24 November Springbok Trekkers in Southport becomes one of the few bars to open 24 hours a day. Yes 24 hours a day! To find out more see our issue next week.

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Little Green Men Land with a Safety Message
DO you believe in little green men?

2005-10-10 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL IRISH FESTIVAL
LIVERPOOL is celebrating the heritage of its largest immigrant population with a month-long festival. From Irish jigs to contemporary literature from the emerald isle, the festival spans the broad spectrum of culture in a dazzling array of events until

2005-10-10 00:00:00 New nicotine beer will only provide a smokescreen for bad habits, says dental charity
THE UK's leading oral health charity has slammed brewers that claim their new beer will help smokers to quit, saying the development will simply see people swap one vice for another. The British Dental Health Foundation, providers of free and impartial

2005-10-10 00:00:00  SOUTHPORT ARTISTS PUT CONWY IN THE FRAME
SOUTHPORT artist Jim Gray certainly knows how to inspire his students. He makes sure they are never short of an idyllic scene to be captured in water-colours. 59 year old Jim and his class of eleven were themselves framed last weekend in the walled town

2005-10-10 00:00:00 Liverpool Hosts Event to Attract Women in the North West to Construction
55 female A and AS level students in the North West were invited to a 2 day conference highlighting the diverse and exciting careers available to them in the modern construction industry, as part of this year

2005-10-10 00:00:00 AN EVENING OF SOUL
MUSIC lovers can still snap up tickets for a concert crammed with soul and guaranteed to fill your heart with song. The uplifting experience comes courtesy of the Liverpool Philharmonic Gospel Choir, which performs at Prescot Parish Church, Knowsley, on

2005-10-10 00:00:00  GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO GENDER EQUALITY
THE public sector needs to ensure that it leads the way in rights and attitudes when it comes to gender equality was the message from Meg Munn , Deputy Minister for Women and Equality this week.

2005-10-10 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL AND SURROUNDING AREA AIMS TO SEND MORE AID TO NEEDY CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS
OPERATION Christmas Child, the Christian relief project that sends shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to needy children, particularly in Eastern Europe, is launching its 2005 appeal. One of the UK

2005-10-10 00:00:00 RAINHILL TOWN AFC MOVING THE GOALPOSTS
YES, St Helen's team, Rainhill Town AFC have just netted a

2005-10-10 00:00:00  MERSEY AND SOUTHPORT SCHOOLS INVITED TO PEN THE PERFECT POEM AND WIN LIBRARY BOOKS
TO celebrate National Poetry Day on 6 October, Mersey and Southport primary schools are being invited to enter a holiday themed poetry competition launched today by Eurocamp, with a top prize of

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Halifax Home Insurance renews rogue trader warning
THIS week Halifax Home Insurance is issuing a fresh warning to homeowners who are planning some renovations or home improvements this year.

2005-10-10 00:00:00  PARIS MILAN AND AINSDALE...?CATWALK SUCCESS FOR LOCAL FASHION SHOP
LIVI'S dress for less in Liverpool Road Ainsdale provided a superb fashion show for the Barnardo's annual Women of the year event in Whalley Nr Preston last week. The Event was attend by 300 women some of whom won awards.

2005-10-10 00:00:00  BOXING'S 'CLASS OF 2012' TO HIT LIVERPOOL
THE countdown has begun for the first World Boxing championships ever to be staged in Great Britain. From Monday, October 10 to Tuesday, October 18 Liverpool will stage the 2005 World Cadet Championships. Featuring 269 boxers from 34 nations across five

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Usdaw seeks urgent talks after Boots announce merger with Unichem
THE retail union Usdaw is seeking urgent talks with management at pharmacy giants Boots and Unichem after they announced they were to merge in a

2005-10-10 00:00:00  1 IN 4 EMPLOYERS SEE MATERNITY LEAVE AS A BUSINESS RISK
ACCORDING to research from AXA, 1 in 4 companies see maternity and paternity leave as a business risk, with 7% seeing it as a serious threat. Perhaps not surprisingly, smaller companies are the most concerned. Some 28% of businesses with 20 or less

2005-10-10 00:00:00 Craven Minor- Redgate Rovers
Redgate U 7s are now playing in the Craven Minor friendly league and both the Greens and Yellows are acquitting themselves well.

2005-10-10 00:00:00 
Q. "MY kids have just started back to school and there is a breakout of head lice. What is the most effective way to treat them and make sure they don

2005-10-10 00:00:00  Talking on the phone is still tops in the North West
A SKYPE survey shows people in the North West, UK, are leaders in using the free Internet phone calling and instant messaging services. People living in the North West are more likely to pick up the phone and have a chat than many of their compatriots in

2005-10-10 00:00:00 WE ARE SET TO ROCK THE SEASIDE RESORT!
OVER the last 2 weeks we have been hard at work getting a show ready that will go down in the history of Southport... Yes, if you did not know already, we are putting on a rock night on with the help of the Southport Champion, at Southport's Number One

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Letters to editor:- "Be aware of a new car-jacking scheme."
A READER has sent us this email warning to drivers. The emailer does not want her identity to be revealed, but felt readers should be informed...

2005-10-03 00:00:00 THE LITTLE BOOK OF BUS STORIES REVIEW
THIS book was put together from kids all over England who entered a competition to write and illustrate a story about bus travel, and these 7 children are the ones who won. They also win a book of their choice every month for a year.

2005-10-03 00:00:00 TOURISM SOUTH EAST AND VINCI PARK TRAIN TO IMPROVE STANDARDS
THIS year Vinci Park, who are Europe

2005-10-03 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL'S 'WAVE' OF NEW SCHOOLS
TEN crumbling Liverpool schools are to be rebuilt or refurbished in the first part of the

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Clubland Made Safer
A ROAD safety initiative has been launched to reduce accidents at weekend nights in one of the city centre's main entertainment areas.

2005-10-03 00:00:00  ORGAN TRANSPLANTS AT RECORD LEVELS
THE number of people benefiting from a life-saving organ transplant is currently on track to be the highest on record.

2005-10-03 00:00:00  NAKED TRUTH COMEDY TOUR
THE Dove Body Wash Naked Truth Comedy Tour is an all female star-studded stand up show hosted by Arabella Weir. It tells the real truth of what it

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Schools' Steps to Health
SCHOOLS across Liverpool will be taking part in International Walk to School Week next week.

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Patients' views vital to drive service improvements
SOUTHPORT & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is carrying out a survey to find out what patients think about the care they receive. The trust plans to use this feedback to improve patients' experiences. The results will be used to help us highlight areas where

2005-10-03 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL BIKERS CHALLENGED TO SHOW THEY
BENNETT'S, official sponsor of the Bennett's British Super bike Championship, has launched a search to find the most committed and fanatical supporter of the Championship this season and is calling on Liverpool

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Liverpool kids have it all mapped out...
GIANT maps and a hard-hitting film have helped hundreds of Liverpool school children tackle road safety hazards.

2005-10-03 00:00:00  LOOK AT ME!!!!
LIVERPOOL community group in national exhibition Self-portraits, produced in workshops held at National Museums Liverpool have been selected for display at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The self-portraits will be included in the exhibition, Look

2005-10-03 00:00:00 DRC pledges to get tough on access offenders on North West
ON the eve of the first anniversary of new laws to make buildings more user friendly to Britain

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Letters to editor:-


2005-10-03 00:00:00  Bringing on Merseyside's manufacturing talent of tomorrow
A time bomb is ticking for Merseyside's manufacturers who are failing to engage the next generation of talent, warns The Manufacturing Institute, a charitable organisation run by manufacturers for manufacturers to boost skills and productivity.

2005-10-03 00:00:00 
BRITAIN

2005-10-03 00:00:00  PUTTING A STOP TO HIGHWAY ROBBERY... THE NEW WAY TO AVOID SPEEDING TICKETS?
DID you know that... A survey by Radar24.co.uk found 67% of people believe speed cameras are

2005-10-03 00:00:00  New Friend Ship launched
LIVERPOOL'S revamped Friend Ship is set for its maiden voyage across Merseyside schools. The Liverpool Culture Company's pioneering project will drop anchor at St Paschal Baylon Primary School on Thursday 29 September, revealing a brand new look.

2005-10-03 00:00:00  Older workforce valued, but scarce among SMEs
A massive 98% of small businesses would employ members of staff over the age of 50 years, according to the latest research by invoice financier Venture Finance's Manchester office. However, Venture's findings also show that only 9% of SMEs actually employ

2005-10-03 00:00:00 RISE OF THE GREEN COLLAR WORKER
RESEARCH shows that Britons are taking green ethics to work with them. British industry is witnessing the rise of the Green Collar Worker, that

2005-10-03 00:00:00 C'EST MAGNIFIQUE!
LIVERPOOL'S pioneering foreign languages programme for primary school pupils has scooped 2 top European awards. At a glittering awards ceremony at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the city council project was presented with 2 prizes from

2005-10-03 00:00:00 Survey of British gripes and grievances
STARTLING new research reveals the extent to which people in the North West feel their communities are plagued by yob culture, binge drinking and dog mess. The National Crime and Grime Survey conducted by ICM and commissioned by CSV Make a Difference Day

2005-10-03 00:00:00 Southport British Musical Fireworks Championships 2005 Photographs
Photographs by Patrick Trollope

2005-10-03 00:00:00 All systems go for Kings
THE new Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre has been given the final go-ahead. Building work will start next month on construction of the state-of-the-art waterside complex. This milestone marks the completion of detailed legal agreements, and is the cu

2005-10-03 00:00:00 24 Hour Race 05 Photographs part 2
FOR our report about the race, and race photographs by Patrick Trollope, click here (last weeks issue). Click here to see the time laps of the race and video report shot and edited by Patrick Trollope, with voice over by John Jesop. Please note

2005-10-03 00:00:00 1/3RD OF BRITISH FAMILIES NEVER MEET
IN United Kingdom September 2005:- A new poll conducted by MORI on behalf of the organisers of National Meetings Week (NMW) and the initiative

2005-10-03 00:00:00  LOCAL MUSIC STORE TO HOST NATIONAL LAUNCH OF NEW YAMAHA 'SUPER- KEYBOARD'
YAMAHA, the world's largest and most successful manufacturer of musical instruments have appointed Southport to host a very special evening where the company's latest super -

 
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