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2006-03-27 00:00:00 'Fame' 2006 Search For A Star 2nd Semi Final
ON Thursday 23 March 2006, the second of the three Semi finals for the Pleasureland

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Haydock Park Racecourse 'Easter Saturday' competition...
EASTER'S coming and it's a great time to get out and enjoy the very best entertainment that the sport of horse racing has to offer at Haydock Park Racecourse's Easter family fun day

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Meet Liverpool's very own Miss Hawaiian Tropical Great Britain 2006 at a stunning Fashion Show!
YES you can meet Miss Hawaiian Tropical Great Britain at the Liner Hotel, former Gladstone Liverpool on Saturday 1 April 2006 at 8pm. The stunning showcase will have

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Blind gardeners to benefit from new national club
LAUNCH of Thrive's National Blind Gardeners' Club and Blind Gardener of the Year 2006. A new National Blind Gardeners' Club is launched this week by Thrive, the national charity that uses gardening to improve the lives of disabled people and Royal Nation

2006-03-27 00:00:00 A LOAD OF OLD PANTS SAYS LIVERPOOL
IT BRINGS a whole new meaning to airing your dirty laundry

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Fear of failure and suspicion
SENIOR managers in the North West are blaming an atmosphere of

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Young people at Bebington High Sports College are Living For Sport
YOUNG people at Bebington High Sports College in Bebington, Wirral, are to be inspired and motivated by sport as part of an initiative run by the Youth Sport Trust and BSkyB. Bebington is one of more than 500 schools across England, Northern Ireland and

2006-03-27 00:00:00  Funny Photo of the week...
"Now we know Sefton does make some errors from time to time, so is this a slight spelling error? Should it say TOILET?" He joked to us. Sadly he did not have a camera so we popped along to take a look for our selves...

2006-03-27 00:00:00 BIG ART FOR LITTLE ARTISTS
THE Walker Art Gallery, in Liverpool, launched a new gallery dedicated to its younger visitors. Big Art for Little Artists is a magical experience for your own little artists where they can discover art through looking, touching, listening and doing and

2006-03-27 00:00:00  Child's play in the playground
LIVERPOOL youngsters are being encouraged out of the classroom and into the playground. It is part of a massive drive to get children aged up to 5 out of doors and learning in the fresh air, using the environment to develop their language and

2006-03-27 00:00:00 ABSOLUTELY ANIMAL EXHIBITION
OVER 20 artists many of whom are international and nationally recognised are due to stage a unique exhibition at one of St Helen

2006-03-27 00:00:00  Usdaw warmly welcomes rise in minimum wage
RETAIL union Usdaw has warmly welcomed a 30p rise in the minimum wage as good news for union members and the future growth of a sector employing 2.7 million people. The latest increase, which comes into force in October, will take the minimum wage up fro

2006-03-27 00:00:00 THE UK'S ARMY OF 2.3 MILLION UNPAID CARERS
APPROXIMATELY 2.3 million unpaid carers have given up the option of paid work to look after families and the home. But Lincoln warns households that rely on the unpaid work to tide them over are taking massive financial risks.

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Fans on Merseyside reveal their Make or Break football moments
THE AMAZING night in Istanbul tops the poles. Sure Sport for Men reveals the football moments on Merseyside that have mattered most. It

2006-03-27 00:00:00 DEAR EDITOR:- "Corruption allegations."
"ECENTLY or not too long ago a ballot took place asking council house tenants to vote on whether they wished the local authority to continue to run the housing stock on the authorities

2006-03-27 00:00:00  FRAKTURED SOUND IN LIVERPOOL
IMPROVISED classical musical group, Frakture, are holding another of their popular gigs with guest stars. Emily Hay and Chao-Ming Tung are playing alongside Russell and Webster at St Bride's Church, Catharine Street, Liverpool on Friday 24 March 2006 at

2006-03-27 00:00:00 HELP THE AGED LAUNCHES THE
As part of the Charity

2006-03-27 00:00:00 DEATH OF THE SURFER
GOVERNMENT addresses shift in online behaviour with www.direct.gov.uk, giving people in the North West access to public services all in one place. New research published by Directgov points to a new era in the use of the internet that experts are

2006-03-27 00:00:00 BT targets heavy broadband users
BT has announced that they will be targeting customers who regularly break their monthly broadband download limits. The 3,000 customers they have identified will be given the option of paying for their high use, or risk losing their connection all

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Arena Residents Help Special Care Babies
THE purchase of a life saving incubator is one step closer thanks to a donation made by residents of Arena Housing Association

2006-03-27 00:00:00  FORGET FLOWERS, MUMS PREFER TO HEAR YOUR VOICE ON MOTHER
THIS Mother

2006-03-27 00:00:00  WHISKAS
When it's time to snooze your sprawled on my bed

2006-03-27 00:00:00  Unison members set to lobby Phil Woolas office...
UNISON members are set to lobby the Oldham constituency office of Phil Woolas, Local Government Minister, as part of the largest industrial action seen in this country. Rod Lawson, a Unison member in CAFCASS and a constituent of Woolas, said:- "I have

2006-03-27 00:00:00 
THEY say every cloud has a silver lining and break ups are no exception. Research out this week reveals that 2/3rds of the population have noticed real benefits to their lifestyle after coming out of a long term relationship. Forget sad and sorry,

2006-03-27 00:00:00  ONLINE SHOPPING WITH THE NORTH WEST AIR AMBULANCE
THE REGION'S only air emergency service and registered charity, North West Air Ambulance (NWAA), has joined forces with buy.at to offer its fundraisers a

2006-03-27 00:00:00 MONEY WORRIES CAUSE 2 MILLION BRITS TO LOSE SEX DRIVE
AS MANY as 2 million British adults admit that worrying about their finances has made them lose their sex drive, according to a new study by insurance giant AXA. The company says that around 1.3 million women and around 732,000 men have lost their libido,

2006-03-27 00:00:00  NATASHA HAMILTON LAUNCHES
FORMER Atomic Kitten and mother of two Natasha Hamilton is leading a national campaign to fund the first ever UK research into the psychological benefits of skin-to-skin care; a bonding technique particularly beneficial for mums with premature babies. The

2006-03-27 00:00:00  'Fame' 2006 Search For A Star 2nd Semi Final
ON Thursday 23 March 2006, the second of the three Semi finals for the Pleasureland

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Call for courtesy as pregnancy stress levels soar
MIND the Bump report reveals Britons are ignoring needs of mums-to-be. A new report released last week calls for greater consideration to be given to mums-to-be, as 67% of pregnant women cite rude and discourteous behaviour as a growing source of anxiety

2006-03-27 00:00:00 THIEVES REPEATEDLY TARGET ANIMAL CHARITY
DOGS Trust Rehoming Centre in Huyton was burgled for the fourth time in one year. Staff entered the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Huyton this morning to begin their work, only to find the Centre had been the target of yet another break in. IT equipment a

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Trust offers new treatment for varicose veins
THERE are many treatments available for varicose veins and Frank Mason, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has just introduced a new technique called EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). One of its main advantages is that

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Don
BRITONS are being urged to check out what is between the sheets as their mattress could be home to millions of mites according to Relaxsan, the

2006-03-27 00:00:00  BRITISH SUMMER TIME PUTS SAFETY FEARS TO REST
AS MANY as 20% of people have worried for their personal safety over the last 3 months, according to new research by Legal & General. With British Summer Time officially beginning on 26 March 2006, the latest findings show that millions of people will be

2006-03-27 00:00:00 FROM RIVER TO DRY LAND
ARTISTS and writers who range from schoolchildren to former homeless people are launching an exhibition about their Mersey memories. Undercurrents - Tales of River City People involves Liverpool citizens of all ages who travelled on the ferry across the

2006-03-27 00:00:00  DOCTOR, DOCTOR PLEASE CAN YOU CHECK ME OUT?
A SURVEY by purveyors of pulling Lynx has revealed that British men think they are constantly

2006-03-27 00:00:00 WHITE BRITISH MEN SLOW TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP
WHITE British men may be much slower to seek medical help for chest pain than South Asian men because of fears they would be seen as 'wimps'. The research findings 'If I'm poorly, I go to the doctor, simple as that' were presented at The Royal College of

2006-03-27 00:00:00  MERSEYSIDE TEENAGERS OFFERED FREE TICKETS FOR MUSIC AWARDS
BE PART of the audience for the fantastic MAKE IT BREAK IT Gala Awards night! Merseyside teenagers with an interest in music, media and performing arts are being invited by organizers Yamaha and LIPA to join an audience of music

2006-03-27 00:00:00  RAF's St Margaret CE High School Team are through to footie finals!
ALL 8 teams played strong games over the two day knock-out Held on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Those who have made it through to the finals will be fighting for the cup and champions title on Tuesday 9 May 2006 at West Bromwich Albion Football

2006-03-27 00:00:00  Cancer services should be an example to all
A RECENT independent review of the cancer services provided by the Trust recommended:- "that this NHS Trust be used as an exemplar practice in its overall approach to the cancer services agenda and palliative care in particular."

2006-03-27 00:00:00  SPAGHETTI TREES VOTED THE GREATEST APRIL FOOL OF ALL TIME
68% OF BRITS to play a prank this year / top 5 domestic April Fools revealed. The BBC

2006-03-27 00:00:00 CLIPPER 05-06 RACE IS BACK ON WITH LIVERPOOL 08 IN THE LEAD
ON Saturday 25 March 2006 at 15:00 local time or for us in the UK 07:00 GMT, the ten Clipper 68s competing in the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race crossed the start line in Subic Bay for Race 6 to Qingdao, China. After a false start from Victoria,

2006-03-27 00:00:00 15% OF LAW FIRMS COULD DISAPPEAR IN THE NEXT 18 MONTHS
21st CENTURY Business launches to provide legal firms with a one-stop-shop for business development, a first in the UK. At a time of immense change, research indicates that up to 15% of North West legal practices could face huge difficulties and even

2006-03-27 00:00:00 European Space Camp In The Land Of The Midnight Sun
IF you are interested in space and science, aged between 17 and 20 and would enjoy the experience of launching your own rocket, then apply to take part in this summer's European Space Camp, to be held in northern Norway at the Andoya Rocket Range.

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Peter Brown Craven Minor League
RESULTS Week Ending March 19

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Busy young Britons find themselves in bother
SPLUTTERING, toothless, bad hairdos... a new category of impatient Brits, hailed as the 'won't wait, won't do' generation, are shunning important activities such as doctor's appointments, haircuts and even matrimony in

2006-03-27 00:00:00 NSPCC and ELC team up to distribute
YOUR Family, the NSPCC magazine for parents, will now be available free in Early Learning Centre (ELC) stores in Southport from Monday 20 March, 2006.

2006-03-27 00:00:00  CALLING ALL MALES. CALLING ALL MALES. WE ARE SERIOUS... SOUTHPORT NEEDS YOU!
OK... Lads, lads, lads

2006-03-27 00:00:00  LIVERPOOL CHOIR TRIUMPHS IN FIRST ROUND OF BBC RADIO 3 COMPETITION
SENSE of Sound, a multi-cultural urban singing group from Liverpool, triumphed in the adult category at the regional auditions of BBC Radio 3 Choir of Year www.choiroftheyear.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio3, the UK

2006-03-27 00:00:00 New Dispatches programme seeks transport horror stories
CHANNEL 4 has commissioned SMG TV Productions, in association with Vivum Intelligent Media, to make a film examining Britain's creaking transport system, and the productions team is looking for your transport horror stories. Presented by Bob Kiley, the

2006-03-27 00:00:00 PENS AT THE READY
YOUNG people across the country are encouraged to have their pens at the ready as environmental charity Earthwatch and BBC Wildlife Magazine announce the launch of the prestigious Young Environmental Journalist of the Year Award 2006. The award will see

2006-03-27 00:00:00  ASSAULT- NEVILL, STREET, SOUTHPORT
Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Southport.

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Appeal for Easter blood donors
THE National Blood Service is appealing for people in Merseyside to make time to give blood as the Easter bank holiday approaches.

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Liverpool 8 Anti-Gun Crime Initiative
A GROUP of 60 young people from Dingle, Granby and Toxteth (Liverpool 8) are playing an integral part in a 6 month pilot project launched by an environmental regeneration group to help reduce levels of gun crime in the city. Groundwork St Helens

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Haydock Park Racecourse 'Easter Saturday' competition...
EASTER'S coming and it's a great time to get out and enjoy the very best entertainment that the sport of horse racing has to offer at Haydock Park Racecourse's Easter family fun day.

2006-03-27 00:00:00 Meet Liverpool's very own Miss Hawaiian Tropical Great Britain 2006 at a stunning Fashion Show!
YES you can meet Miss Hawaiian Tropical Great Britain at the Liner Hotel, former Gladstone Liverpool on Saturday 1 April 2006 at 8pm. The stunning showcase will have loads of fab designer collections, all modeled by stunning male and female models. That

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Readers Mobile Pictures...
THIS weeks picture of the week, sent in by mobile phone is above. It was sent in to us by Lynne Dolan from Southport. We have to ask, did you make it? I spotted it on a trip out to my car on Sunday night... When I got back it had be posted onto our

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Robbery on Lord Street, Southport
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Southport. At about 5:30pm on Friday 3 March 06 a man entered The Local off licence on Lord Street. He threatened a member of staff and demanded the cash from the till. The victim, a

2006-03-13 00:00:00  HOLIDAY CHEER FOR DISABLED
ALL the delights of Southport are to be opened up to more disabled holidaymakers thanks to leading northern brewer Thwaites.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Merseyside Local Authority honoured by the Royal Horticultural Society
THE awards ceremony will be held in the morning of Tuesday 14 March 06 at the March RHS London Flower Show at the Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Local NHS Consultant retires after 30 years
FRIENDS and colleagues bid a fond farewell last week to Mr Roy Edwards, who had been a Consultant obstetrician at Ormskirk & District General Hospital for nearly 30 years.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 A PASSION FOR FASHION
LIVERPOOL'S Walker Art Gallery is hosting its first ever costume exhibition, clothes from the stunning collection of Mrs Emily Margaret Tinne, from 29 April 06 to 30 July 06.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 MPs HEAR HOW UK ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED
THE National Business Awards 06, sponsored by Orange, launched a review of the performances of its 2005 finalists at a reception for Parliamentarians and business leaders held yesterday at the House of Commons.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Businesses take note:- AGE POSITIVE LAUNCHES NATIONAL AWARDS TO FIND BRITAIN
THE hunt is on to find employers and individuals from the North West challenging workplace ageism Age Positive, a Department for Work and Pensions

2006-03-13 00:00:00  S.U.A.G. Race Night In Southport
RACE NIGHT at St. Teresa's Club, Upper Aughton Road on 24 March 06 at 7:30pm.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Council tax up by 49p per week!
COUNCIL TAX for Liverpool City Council services is to go up by 3.3 per cent from April 06. This means a 49p a week rise for Band A properties, paid by the vast majority of tax payers in Liverpool.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Conserving nature for the future
AN ACTION plan to conserve Warrington's nature for the future was launched on 6 March 06. 'Nature Matters' is a biodiversity action plan for Warrington, compiled by the Council in partnership with the Warrington Nature Conservation Forum. It was formally

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Taking Back Sunday!
THE band Taking Back Sunday are set to follow their upcoming Give It A Name Festival dates with a full UK tour in May 06. The tour represents their first on these shores in promotion of their upcoming third album and Warner Bros. Records debut

2006-03-13 00:00:00  FLOETRY Live @ Carling Academy 2 Liverpool.
THE grammy nominated duo that have taken the US by storm. A smooth blend of RnB, soulful jazz, hip hop, spoken word and ballads. Their songwriting has been used by Jill Scott and Michael Jackson to date!

2006-03-13 00:00:00 MERSEYSIDE CHILDREN INVITED TO PUT THEIR FAMILIES IN THE FRAME WITH BBC NORTH WEST TONIGHT
THE launch of a huge North West children

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Patients being seen sooner and going home earlier
LISTENING to patients, who were anxious to return home as soon as possible, has meant a reduction in the length of stay in hospital for those having hip or knee replacement surgery and as a result patients can now been seen sooner according to Southport &

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Stories of Slippery Suitors & Lovers
THIS show is a blend of music, traditional storytelling, & far-flung diary readings kicks off at 6:15pm in the Chaplaincy, Hope Park, (Security lodge on Taggart Avenue will give directions to Chaplaincy) Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, L16 9JD

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Fujitsu tells UK companies to
ON 7 March 06 Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced that it is urging UK businesses to act on the growing evidence that Britons are demanding greener standards. It follows a recent national poll which found that over half (51%) of those surveyed said they

2006-03-13 00:00:00 
THE Future Shorts

2006-03-13 00:00:00 CARTOON SHORTS ARE COMING BACK TO THE CINEMA!
YES, the good old days are back again! Remember when you were a kid how there was always a Tom and Jerry cartoon on when you went to the cinema?

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Formby firm targets a million from garden waste
FROM muck comes a million-pound business, well that is the case for WRS Composting Ltd of Ince Blundell, Formby who recycle green waste into a soil conditioning compost, an environmentally friendly alternative to peat.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Masters at Staying Put
A home improvement agency in Waterloo has joined the ranks of some of the most highly respected organisations in the country after being accepted into the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

2006-03-13 00:00:00  CLIPPER VENTURES ANNOUNCE MARCH 25TH RE-START DATE FOR 05-06 RACE
ON 8 March 06, Clipper Ventures announced that the restart date for the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race will be Saturday 25 March 06.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 FPB warns small firms to be on alert for criminal scams!
A leading business pressure group is warning small businesses to be on 'red alert' for scams in the wake of a new ruse targeting small Irish firms.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 New local Website for the Wirral
THE Wirral has become one of the first communities in the UK to have access to a new online service, with the same ideas as ourselves, that is providing a low cost, highly effective tool to reach potential customers, via the web.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 STATE OF THE CITIES
THE Northern Way, on 7 March 06, welcomed the independent report commissioned by Government, the State of the English Cities, which reinforces its case that the cities and city regions will be central to advancing economic growth in the North.

2006-03-13 00:00:00  CORRIE STAR HELPS CUT CAR CRIME IN LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER

2006-03-13 00:00:00  REWARDS ON OFFER IF YOU RUN SOUTHPORT RACES!
THE race is on to find local people who are prepared to run in this year

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Astronomy Day at Spaceport in Seacombe
AS part of National Science Week, Saturday 11 March 06 was designated Astronomy Day at Spaceport. This exciting educational venue offers adults and children a stimulating experience throughout the year covering many aspects of astronomy and space travel.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 OFFICIAL YOUTH VOICE FOR CULTURE
YOUNG people in Liverpool are being asked to become part of a new Youth Advisory Group.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 SCIENCE WEEK FOR FAMILIES
THE event run by National Museums Liverpool started on 10 March 06 and continues until 19 March 06.It has a whole host of free activities to do, to celebrates National Science Week 06. This year promises to be the biggest yet with events such as Dominant

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Competition! Ideal Home Show 06
"WHAT is the connection between us and the line in the editorial on this page about shoppers flexing their credit cards?" also "What day did the show open on?" Get the two questions correct and you will be in with a chance of getting one of 8 pairs of

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Plans for Stockton Heath Primary School are in the spotlight
A MEETING to consider a planning application for Stockton Heath Primary School will take place on Monday 20 March 06 at the Town Hall, Warrington.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Benefit cheats will be caught'
A BENEFIT cheat, who falsely claimed

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Did Frog Spawn Croak As Spring Turned A Tad Polar?
THIS year

2006-03-13 00:00:00  THREE LIVERPOOL SONGWRITERS MAKE UK TOP 30 AND AIM FOR NUMBER ONE AT FINALS OF 06 AWARDS CEREMONY
OUR Web Radio Station, Liverpool Reporter, has been told this week that one of the young, talented artists, who is played on our stream, has been picked as one of three young songwriters from Liverpool, to go through to the prestigious 06

2006-03-13 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL CIGARETTE MAN JAILED
IAN David Redmond of Chetwood Avenue, Crosby, aged 40, was jailed this week for tax evasion related to 2.4 million smuggled cigarettes.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Wimbledon legends set for Liverpool...
THE world's most famous off court tennis star is to officiate at the 06 Liverpool International Tennis Tournament.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Pier Head landing stage, a week on
A WEEK on the from the sinking of the Pier Head landing stage the cross river ferry services resumed 9 March 06 with its normal cross-river sailings that started up again at 7:35am.

2006-03-13 00:00:00  RUNCORN
THE Woodland Trust, the UK

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Sarah's memory lives on in new school
THE memory of an 11 year old girl is to live on in a new school named after her. Building work has started on the brand new Springwood Primary school in Woolton, which is being renamed Springwood Heath Primary School, following the tragic death of disable

2006-03-13 00:00:00  WORLD WAR 1 SOLDIERS
OVER 11000 soldiers, born in Liverpool, died in WWI (World War One). Now a new searchable index on www.1837online.com, the UK

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Improvement works to Winwick Road - Owen Street junction, Warrington
IMPROVEMENT works are being carried out at the A49 Winwick Road/Owen Street junction from Monday 13 March 06, for about two weeks.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Legal action taken against trouble tenants
GOLDEN Gates Housing (GGH) has taken legal action against anti social tenants following a string of incidents in the Burtonwood and Longford areas of Warrington.

2006-03-13 00:00:00  DAVID BECKHAM AND CHARLOTTE CHURCH MAKE THE TOP 5, but ROYAL FAMILY DOMINATE TOP TEN
THE infamous

2006-03-13 00:00:00 SALE... AUCTIONS... Stop & think!
THIS week, Warrington Trading Standards, Consumer Alert Network offered this advice to all who attend one day sales and auctions.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Peter Brown Craven Minor League Results Week Ending 5 March 06
Under 16/15/13/11

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Southport Cruisers... EASTER EGG RUN 06
THIS year

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Mr & Miss Southport 06
THE winner of MISS ENGLAND will represent the country in MISS WORLD, held in Poland in September 06.

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Sefton Mayor at Casino
SOUTHPORT'S Stanley Casinos on Lord Street was delighted to announce the completion of an extensive rolling refurbishment programme. Casino Manager, Angie Dorman, held a spectacular party night to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment and unveiled

2006-03-13 00:00:00  LETTERS TO EDITOR:- "Parking and Merseyside Police in Formby"
"PLEASE publish our letter. Merseyside Police in Formby, Ainsdale and Birkdale, have been consulting residents and businesses regarding what they consider to be issues requiring attention in those areas. The matters raised are being given attention, but

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Craig David Live
THE multi million selling artist is to come to Liverpool on 30 April 06, to the Liverpool Philharmonic with his World Tour for his album,

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Merseyside Police Officers in for questioning
TOP police officers from Liverpool had a grilling by dozens of schoolchildren! Yes, they were in for "Questioning". About 30 youngsters quizzed Inspector Jerry Harris about policing matters and force policy, as well as giving their own views on tackling

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Competition time! AA "Patrolman Pete" Giveaway... LAST WEEK!
GOT a camera? Apply your photographic skills and try to win an exciting prize for some lucky child in your life. We have one box full of goodies to give away to one lucky reader and this is the last week you can enter! So someone

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Liverpool congestion charge would be commercial suicide, warns FPB
AS Liverpool heads ever closer to Capital Of Culture in 2008 the city is getting more and more congested. One if the ideas that has been put on the table to 'free up the roads' is to place a congestion charge on the city center FPB is warning Liverpool

2006-03-13 00:00:00 Mayor charged with four counts of benefit fraud
SEFTON Cllr John Walker, who is the representative for Manor Ward and has been the Mayor of Sefton since April 2005, now looks as if he could soon lose the position of Mayor before the end of his term in office. This is because he has been charged with

2006-03-13 00:00:00  Opening of the MetQuarter shopping Centre Liverpool
WARREN Bradley Liverpool Council leader and property developer John Milligan cut the ribbon to officially open the new

2006-03-13 00:00:00 A Southport Cannabis Factory Has Been Raided...!
AT around 9:15am on Friday 10 March 06, officers from Merseyside Police executed a search warrant at an address on Lethbridge Road in Southport, Merseyside. Officers entered the address and recovered a hydroponics system worth about

2006-03-06 00:00:00 V Festival 2006 is a Sell out Already!
OK Tickets went on sale at 9am On Friday 3 March 2006 in the morning, but by 1:30pm the same day, organisers put out a statment saying that "We can now confirm that V Festival 2006 is a sell out across both sites!" Tickets for the festival, sponsored by

2006-03-06 00:00:00  England Team Help Tackle Male Cancer
THE ENGLAND Football Team is helping to tackle male cancer during the Keep Your Eye on The Ball awareness fortnight, which kicks off on Monday 6 March, by urging footie fans to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of testicular and prostate cancer.

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Retail Searches Top Internet Time
68% OF Internet users visit retail websites on a regular basis. Consumer acceptance of the Internet as a powerful shopping tool has never been so high, with 68% of surfers regularly visiting commercial websites to buys and sell products. Other top sites

2006-03-06 00:00:00  MERSEYSIDE POLICE ASK FOR HELP... FATAL RTC IN SOUTHPORT !
ERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in Southport.

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Liverpool congestion charge would be commercial suicide
A LEADING business pressure group is warning Liverpool City Council that a congestion charging scheme would be 'commercial suicide' for the city's business community.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 BUS COMPANY CALLS FOR TOP TALES
ARRIVA North West and Wales is appealing for customers to share funny anecdotes and extraordinary real-life stories about travel on its buses to be published in a national book of short tales.

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Somerfield group announcement
SOMERFIELD announced last week that it will focus all future investment on the Somerfield brand to create the UK's leading convenience and local food retailer. As part of this strategy 102 Kwik Save stores are to be converted to the Somerfield fascia,

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Rib-tickling lunch at Town Hall
THE TOWN Hall's sides will be splitting when Liverpool's top funny men and women pay a visit to the Lord Mayor. Ken Dodd, Ricky Tomlinson, Pauline Daniels and Stan Boardman are just some of the 'gag'-gle of stars invited to lunch with Liverpool's Lord

2006-03-06 00:00:00 TAX HIKES THE FINAL INSULT TO FIRST TIMERS...
YOUNG renters are being hit on all sides, says the NAEA. News that council tax bills are to increase by more than twice the level of inflation this year could be the final straw for rapidly disappearing first time buyers, according to the National

2006-03-06 00:00:00 WORK STARTS ON EVERTON ECO HOMES
MANCHESTER builder Rok has started work on an eco-friendly residential development in Liverpool. The

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Have your say... Which is the best National Lottery funded project in the North West?
THE search is on to find the North West's favourite Lottery funded projects with the launch of The National Lottery Awards 2006. If you know of someone in the area who deserves recognition, or you are involved with a Lottery funded project that is doing a

2006-03-06 00:00:00  LEONARD CHESHIRE EXPANDS VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY
DISABILITY charity Leonard Cheshire has been awarded a

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Top of the class!
A LIVERPOOL school has been described as 'outstanding' by inspectors. OFSTED has given St Anne's (Stanley) Junior Mixed and Infants in Old Swan the maximum possible score in every single inspection category, and told the school they were "too modest" in

2006-03-06 00:00:00 OFT STOPS MISLEADING PREMIUM RATE SCRATCHCARD PROMOTION
A COMPANY distributing misleading premium rate scratchcard promotions, which charged consumers up to

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Old Swan turns over new leaf!
ONE of Liverpool's oldest libraries is proving popular following work to give it a huge facelift. Old Swan library opened in 1913 as a reading room, with books originally brought in by hand cart from nearby Lister Drive library. An extension was added in

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Young people in the North denounce anti-social behaviour
A NEW poll, commissioned by the Home Office, shows that many young people in Northern England are unhappy about anti-social behaviour.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 New survey highlights scale of NHS deficits in north west
NEARLY 66% of NHS nurses in the North West say their Trust is struggling with deficits, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey revealed this week. The survey of 1000 nurses across the UK also shows that deficits are hitting patient services and leading

2006-03-06 00:00:00  FORESTERS PLANT 300,000 NEW TREES
THE FORESTRY Commission has started the mammoth task of planting 300,000 trees across the North West of England. A team of foresters working across the region is planting each tree by hand. An experienced worker can plant up to 1,000 saplings in a day.

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Politicians top of the flops in latest poll
NEW research shows that politicians are least likely to inspire people in the North West to connect with their communities despite the determination of many to tackle yob culture and improve community relations. The research was published on Wednesday

2006-03-06 00:00:00 RNID TYPETALK URGES MPS TO LISTEN TO DEAF VOTERS
RNID Typetalk, the specialist telephone service for people with communication difficulties, is launching a campaign to encourage MPs in the North West to learn how to use the service. MPs are being asked to attend a free training session on how to handle

2006-03-06 00:00:00 LOCAL SCHOOL MAKES OLD BAILEY APPEARANCE
A Merseyside school, Calday Grange Grammar, is to represent the region in the National Final of the Bar Mock Trial Competition on 11 March 2006.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Major renewals for merseyrail network
PASSENGERS using the Northern line between Southport and Birkdale are set to benefit from smoother and quieter journeys when the current track is upgraded.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Safe Maintenance Tips for Homeowners from NHBC
NOW that Spring is in the air thoughts often turn to bringing out the tools and dusters and sprucing up homes in time for the good weather. If you're looking to get an early start by installing some new lights in the kitchen, a new water feature in the

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Dog training - it could save your dog's life says PDSA
PDSA has embarked on a mission to encourage all dog owners to teach their dogs the basic commands of sit, heel, stay, come and drop. Why? Because it could save your dog

2006-03-06 00:00:00  CONSTRUCTION FOR MERSEYSIDE ABOUT TO GO LIVE
SIR Joe Dwyer, Chairman of Construction for Merseyside Ltd, is to launch a unique new programme, the Merseyside Construction Initiative, which aims to address the employment needs of the construction industry in Merseyside and provide employment

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Liverpool ad agency to CREATE national 08 campaign
LIVERPOOL based agency Finch have been appointed to produce the first national advertising campaign promoting Liverpool as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Battle Of The Bands
THE night was dark, cold, and icy and the wind was up, but on stage in Casablanca were four bands that were more fearsome than the freak storm outside

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Usdaw's Women and Work Commissioner welcomes gender pay gap report.
USDAW General Secretary John Hannett has welcomed the Women and Work Commission's report into the UK's gender pay gap as a positive framework to address this inequality which has serious implications for the union's low paid and part-time women members.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 The Peter Brown Craven Minor League


2006-03-06 00:00:00 Awards at St John Ambulance HQ. Southport
SENIOR Officers from County Headquarters attended along with the Guest of Honour, Mrs Pat Ogden the President of Southport Soroptomists, who has adopted the Southport St John Ambulance Youth for her charity during her year. She also presented the Cadet of

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Life in the Fast Lane
SPEEDY 21st century Brits go into overdrive online. Broadband internet, the microwave and the humble teabag, are the UK's favourite speedy inventions of all time, reveals a new study. The survey shows how an array of time saving inventions has sped up

2006-03-06 00:00:00  STANDARDS FOR FOOD OTHER THAN LUNCH IN SCHOOLS
SCHOOLS Minister Jacqui Smith last week launched a consultation with key stakeholders on standards for food which can be sold in schools through vending machines, tuck shops and at break times, breakfast clubs and after school. Headteacher and school

2006-03-06 00:00:00 CHILDREN DIG UP SCHOOL GROUNDS
WOODLAND Trust helps Merseyside pupils create hedges and copse. Schoolchildren in Merseyside this week joined forces with the Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, to plant a native hedgerow or copse in their school grounds.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 All systems go for Olympic pool
WORK is to start on building an Olympic size swimming pool in Liverpool after the city council approved a

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Texts appeal, but are you risking your health?
TO COINCIDE with RSI Awareness Day that was held on 28 February 2006, Chartered Physiotherapists warned UK text addicts that constant mobile messaging could be harmful to their health. Latest figures reveal that the number of text messages sent everyday

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Sefton Businesses get Networking!
BUSINESSES in Southport were treated to a fantastic opportunity to network, when the Lancashire Business Fair came to town. Ok, some did make jokes about the name, as Southport is in Merseyside, but really it was no laughing matter. This was a key and

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Southport Rock Night at the Floral Hall
THE hopes of a large turn out for the Floral Hall Rock Night on Saturday 4 March 2006 were dashed as the bad weather brought havoc across the region. The line up was The Benz, The Last Stand, The Icons and Wayne Carrick Band. Despite the disappointing

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Gallimaufry Barn Dance
THE Gallimaufry Barn Dance is to be held in Aughton Village Hall, on Friday 31 March 2006 from 8pm.

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Liverpool Reporter CD Reviews
FIRST off all this is the first of we hope many CD reviews we will be doing. The first two bands we are looking at are due to be added to our live playing online radio and TV station Liverpool Reporter very, very soon. If you have a band and want us to

2006-03-06 00:00:00 World class support for smokers on No Smoking Day
A RECORD 2 million smokers are getting ready to make this year

2006-03-06 00:00:00 
OF ALL the books ever written, the one that tops the list of

2006-03-06 00:00:00 Liverpool Historic Pier-iod Piece Sinks!
LIVERPOOL

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Health mates to get kids fit
6TH FORMERS are to be paid to act as 'health mates' and mentor younger children in a bid to cut obesity in Liverpool. More than 300 teenagers aged 16 to 18 will be recruited to provide advice and guidance to 11 year olds who are overweight. The aim is to

2006-03-06 00:00:00  Freak Weather Brings Death & Disruption To The Region
SEVERE, freak weather brought the region to its knees. Temperatures dropped to below -6 and this lead to a massive increase in 999 calls as snowfalls and the low temperatures made road treacherous. Liverpool Council gritters were sent out three times on

2006-03-06 00:00:00 The Latest
THE contest held an application night at the Letter Box Cocktail Bar and Saffron Lounge in Post Office Ave on Saturday 4 March 2006. So far there has been a very good take up, but we do need more male models to enter. So, if you think you have what it

 
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