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Articles for December 2005


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2005-12-12 00:00:00 2005 Junior, 'Fame' Search For A Star Final Photographs


2005-12-12 00:00:00 LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS BENEFIT FROM BT CHAMPIONS
THE BT Community Champions award scheme has benefited 7 community groups in the North West, with cash boosts of up to

2005-12-12 00:00:00 CORGI REASSURES PUBLIC FACING CHRISTMAS GAS STRIKE
FOLLOWING the announcement that British Gas workers have agreed to stage five 24-hour strikes over the Christmas period, the UK

2005-12-12 00:00:00 SOUND CITY
SURROUND-SOUND celebration of Liverpool's unique pool of sound Young people worked with artists to capture Liverpool's unique soundscape in a Bluecoat Connect project.

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Mission gets new roof for Christmas from Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust
THE150 year old Moss Bank Mission has a great deal to celebrate this Christmas thanks to the restoration of its roof, which has been funded by Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET). The Christmas party, on the 10 December, will celebrate the completion

2005-12-12 00:00:00  CULTURE MINISTER IN LIVERPOOL
GOVERNMENT minister David Lammy is visiting Liverpool on Thursday to lend his support to a Culture Company conference. The 'Art of Inclusion' event is drawing local authority representatives from all over the UK plus top officials from bodies such as the

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Grant for Lady Lever Art Gallery Gift from The Johnson Foundation
THE Lady Lever Art Gallery has received a generous award of

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Boutique hotel is named
WHEN it opens in spring 2007, Lord Street

2005-12-12 00:00:00 PANTO STARS IN SOUTHPORT GIVE FESTIVE BOOST TO BIGGEST EVER UK CHRISTMAS APPEAL
CINDERELLA will soon be bringing some Christmas cheer to needy children, elderly and the homeless in the North West. The stars of the festive pantomime, which is on at Southport Theatre and Hall Complex from 8 December until 8 January are lending their

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Memorial Garden for babies given top award
LIVERPOOL'S Pity II Memorial Garden has been awarded a prestigious landscape award for its sympathetic design and calm setting. The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) singled out the garden as one of its 2005 National Landscape Award

2005-12-12 00:00:00 CASH FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS CAN HELP CHILDREN
AS CHRISTMAS approaches at breakneck speed the NSPCC has come up with ideas to take some of the hassle out of Christmas preparations

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Outstanding schools praised
THE Chief Inspector of Schools has named 2 Liverpool primary schools as among the best in the country. Anfield Junior School and St Michael in the Hamlet have both been highlighted by David Bell in his annual list of outstanding schools.

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Architect slates penny pinching developers
PENNY pinching developers will bring the North West housing market into decline if they continue to churn out faceless little boxes, according to James Randle from Lymm architectural practice Randle White. White believes many developers are being short-s

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Reaction to Proposed Changes to Tobacco Purchase Age Limit
RETAILERS Against Smuggling, the campaign of the Tobacco Alliance, has questioned calls to raise the legal age for buying tobacco to 18.

2005-12-12 00:00:00 The Marina Dalglish Appeal Glam Ball
ON Saturday 3 December at the Formby Hall Golf Club, the charity Marina Dalglish Appeal held a glam ball with a real whose who of Formby and Southport attending the event.

2005-12-12 00:00:00  School of the stars celebrates
A LIVERPOOL school which boasts 2 top flight football managers, TV's best loved slob and an MP among its ex-pupils is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Free Christmas Events with National Museums Liverpool
IF YOU want to get away from the TV repeats or the children are already bored with their presents, National Museums Liverpool have lots to offer the whole family this Christmas.

2005-12-12 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL REMEMBERS LENNON
LIVERPOOL'S children lead a musical tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death on Thursday, 8 December. Pupils from John's former schools, Dovedale Juniors and Calderstones School, laid flowers during a special Civic Service at

2005-12-12 00:00:00  JUDICIAL REVIEW SOUGHT BY MERSEYTRAVEL
MERSEYTRAVEL is to seek a judicial review into the decision by the Department for Transport not to release

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Roll over Ramsey, The Girls are Doing Fine!!
DESPITE Gordon Ramsey's recent comments that "women can't cook to save their lives"; it seems that it's the men who need extra encouragement when it comes to showing off their culinary skills.

2005-12-12 00:00:00  SHARRON DAVIES HELPS TO CELEBRATE RE-LAUNCH OF MCDONALD
THIS week Olympic medallist Sharron Davies was guest of honour at the re-opening of the Queens Drive McDonald

2005-12-12 00:00:00  PRE-BUDGET REPORT MOVES HOUSING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
THE National Association of Estate Agents has welcomed many of the housing related announcements made by Gordon Brown today. It warns, however, that certain key issues are still being ignored and that it is the consumer who will suffer. Stamp duty and

2005-12-12 00:00:00 THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR UK
WOMEN in the North West have the chance to be recognised as the British Female Inventor of the Year 2006 with the launch of the latest competition by the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN).

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Brown
GORDON Brown

2005-12-12 00:00:00 TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SCHOOLS TO WIN A CHANCE TO PRODUCE AN EDITION OF BBC QUESTION TIME
UK SECONDARY schools only have a few weeks left to enter the Schools Question Time Challenge. With a chance to work with David Dimbleby to produce a real BBC Question Time TV programme up for grabs, UK secondary schools have every reason to enter the

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Christmas is already here at Roberta Lees
YES, Christmas madness has struck again for the second weekend on the run as Roberta Lee performed in front of her sell-out audience. All the shows up to Christmas are now fully sold out. The show presented on Saturday 10 December was no exception and you

2005-12-12 00:00:00 
A SOUTHPORT soldier with more than 20 years service who was blown-up and suffered serious leg and foot injuries while on exercise in Canada has been awarded a settlement of

2005-12-12 00:00:00 Fame At Last, Search For A Star
ON the 8 December, Southport was to witness an amazing night of dazzling musical talent at the first ever Fame At Last, Search For A Star competition at Southport Pleasureland

2005-12-12 00:00:00  Southport & Ormskirk Car Park Charges
AS PART of the Trust's Green Transport Strategy, and its attempt to encourage use alternative forms of transport other than cars, the cost of parking at both Southport & Formby and Ormskirk District General Hospitals will be increasing from Tuesday 3

2005-12-12 00:00:00 2005 Junior, 'Fame' Search For A Star Final
WHAT A SHOW!!!! All the performances on the stage were show-stoppers and I found it incredibly hard to pick whom I would have chosen as a winner. Thankfully, I did not have to. The contestants were truly amazing. All of them where aged between 10 and 15

   

   

 

 
 
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