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Articles for April 2004


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2004-04-17 00:00:00 Can you stomach the competition?
DO YOU have an extra-large appetite, an elastic stomach or just hollow legs? If so then you don

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Lifetime Dream Tees Off
A GOLF trip of a lifetime awaits amateur Joe Mountain and his West Lancashire PGA professional Gary Edge if they can come through the next stage of Europe's biggest pro-am competition, the Lombard Trophy, which this year will pass the one million rounds

2004-04-17 00:00:00 GET ON YER BIKE FOR FITNESS
A SERIES of Sunday afternoon bike rides, which will provide a breath of fresh air and fitness throughout the summer, is getting under way. The Bike Time series of rides organised by Merseyside Cycling Campaign and Merseyside TravelWise are aimed at all

2004-04-17 00:00:00 GABBY IS ON THE BALL
TV PRESENTER Gabby Logan today launched a new community initiative that has pledged to grant thousands of pounds worth of wishes for Southport community groups.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Prospects for a UK referendum gather momentum
VOTE 2004 welcomed reports that Tony Blair is considering a U-turn on his opposition to holding a referendum on the EU Constitution. With nine out of ten voters supporting Vote 2004

2004-04-17 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL CONTRIBUTION TO ECSTASY RESEARCH
DR. PHILIP Murphy and colleagues at Edge Hill College of Higher Education and Liverpool John Moores University have found that ecstasy users are generally aware of the health risks that they expose themselves to but seem to reject this knowledge in favour

2004-04-17 00:00:00 MILLER PUTS HUMOUR INTO AGE
HUNDREDS of representatives from the North West

2004-04-17 00:00:00 FOUR MERSEYSIDE PUBS NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS
FOUR pubs on Merseyside have been nominated for top awards in the pub industry Oscars. That is more than any other city in the country. A panel of experts has visited every one of the 46 short listed pubs, to select the winners and runners-up in eleven

2004-04-17 00:00:00 PHOTOGRAPHERS Don't miss the boat!
MERSEYSIDE'S amateur photographers are being invited to adopt a fresh focus in one of the UK's most prestigious competitions.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Hume receives Umbro Isotonic
TRANMERE winger Iain Hume has been presented with the Umbro Isotonic Player of the Month award for March in The Football League Division Two.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 IS THERE REALLY NO TALENT IN SOUTHPORT?
A recent call for talented people to showcase their talents at Blackpool Tower's Circus has prompted massive interest from all over the UK with the exception of Southport!

2004-04-17 00:00:00 SEA 'SHELL-EBRATIONS' 2005
ART Projects for Schools are launching a unique educational art project in celebration of 'The Year of the sea 2005'. The Sea-Shirt Project 2005', proposes to involve primary schools from coastal regions all across the UK.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Liverpool shows off Culture plans
A delegation from Stavanger in Norway is heading to Liverpool next week to learn about the city's programme of events as European Capital of Culture 2008.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 THRILLER MATCH LEAVES SANDGROUNDERS RUING ANOTHER SEASON DEFEAT
(Report and Photographs by Sally Devine) SOUTHPORT aimed to avenge last Saturday from an early season defeat against Stalybridge after reeling from a close defeat in what was to be another thriller.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK - THE BEST BITS ON TV (By Caren Clark of TV & Satellite Week Magazine)
1. Superhuman Channel 4 Saturday 7pm; 10 remarkable volunteers undergo a series of extreme physical and mental challenges as they compete to be crowned Britain's Superhuman.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Tribute to Dutch Merchant Navy unveiled
A PLAQUE in honour of Dutch Merchant Navy seamen was unveiled at a special service this week in a remembrance ceremony giving tribute to thousands of Dutch seamen who sailed alongside the British Navy during World War Two.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Trapped Passengers at Pleasureland, Southport
SOUTHPORT'S Pleasureland issed us this press release this week in responce to media interest in an incident that happened in the afternoon of Friday 9 April, at approximately 3:45pm on its

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Fail to Stop Road Traffic Collision in Kirkby
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses to a fail to stop road traffic collision which occurred at about 9:55pm, Saturday 10 April on Mill Lane Kirkby.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL PLAYERS PROMOTE RECYCLING ACROSS MERSEYSIDE
LIVERPOOL FC players are joining forces with Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority as part of its successful recycling campaign.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 LOCAL GOLFERS IN FIRST ROUND FOR VILAMOURA VICTORY!
THE area

2004-04-17 00:00:00 AMATEURS TAKE ON TOP PROFESSIONALS IN THE WEETABIX CHALLENGE
ENGLAND

2004-04-17 00:00:00 CELEBRITY SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH INTO AGEING GALA DINNER
500 representatives from the North West

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Murder of Craig Barker CCTV Released
MERSEYSIDE Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the murder of Craig Barker in Everton last week.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 LOCAL BUTCHER TOPS FOR ROAST BEEF
LOCAL chefs recognised as among the best in England as TV Chef Search for the finest Roast Beef dishes to celebrate St George's Day

2004-04-17 00:00:00 EASTER COCAINE SEIZURES REACH
CUSTOMS officers at Manchester airport seized cocaine with an estimated street value of more than

2004-04-17 00:00:00 New Channel Five arts series to spotlight Liverpool
DURING the course of the year, Fivearts cities will host an ambitious selection of high profile programmes, events, exhibitions and educational initiatives in Liverpool.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Film Review:- Shaun Of The Dead
WELL who says remakes of remakes are bad? This is very definitely a spoof. This is the very best of British film making, even though based on not one, but now two American films of the same name. This has typical British humour and a real British twist

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Granada Films Red Hot Salsa Night....
ROBERTA lee's is now becoming more and more in the headlines as this week, the leading nightspot had Granada TV in filming the weekly Salsa Night. The filming will make up a section of a report to be shown at 7:30pm on the 29 April on Granada Reports. Eve

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Businesses optimistic, but held back by red tape
SURVEY results released this week show that 73% of small and medium sized enterprises are optimistic about their economic prospects for 2004.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Letters To Editor "66 HEROES WANTED"
"I AM writing to your readers with a special request. I am looking for '66 Heroes to join me on a unique trekking adventure to Patagonia, Chile in October 2004, in memory of my late husband, Footballing legend Bobby Moore.

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Joint Police and Customs Drug Operation on Liverpool Docks
MERSEYSIDE Police's Middle Market Drugs Unit (MMDU) charged three men who appeared at St. Helens Magistrates, on morning 16 April, on drug related offences. This follows the discovery by Customs Officers of 7.2 tonnes of cannabis, with an estimated street

2004-04-17 00:00:00 Liverpool Reporter, Jazz Night @ Casablanca, Pleasureland...
ON Thursday 6 May we will be holding our fist Jazz night in Casablanca, Pleasureland featuring the Dan Forshaw Quartet. For all who don't know much about jazz, the band is one of the Northwest's premier Jazz, Funk and Soul ensemble and have recently had

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Channel 4's Location Location Location wants you!
ARE you looking for your dream home? Would you like Britain

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Attempted Armed Robbery on Pilch Lane in Huyton
KNOWSLEY Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to rob a bakery in Huyton armed with a gun. A man believed to be the offender was seen walking up and down outside Sayers on Pilch Lane, Huyton for around two hours on 3 April (Saturday

2004-04-10 00:00:00 CARMEN AND TURANDOT
TWO OF the world's most popular operas are on their way to the Liverpool Empire Theatre on Tue 4th - Sat 8th May 2004. Bizet's masterpiece Carmen, the story of the bewitching gypsy girl whose tantalising beauty lures a soldier to desertion and leads to

2004-04-10 00:00:00 MODEL VILLAGE OPENING STEAMS AHEAD
RAY and Jean Jones are proud to announce the re-opening of Southport's Model Railway Village on Thursday 8 April at 10 am.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 LOCAL STUDENT COOKS UP A NATIONAL STORM
LOCAL catering student Gareth Byron, 19, has made it through to the final of a nation-wide 'Design a Dish' competition. Gareth, who is currently enrolled on the Whitbead Chef Modern Apprenticeship Programme at Liverpool Community College, beat stiff compe

2004-04-10 00:00:00 POLICEMEN RAISE MONEY FOR A WHEELY GOOD CAUSE!
HAYDOCK Little Chef helped re-fuel two very special customers this week - two soccer crazy police officers who are cycling 700 miles around the country, in just seven days, to raise money for Leukaemia Research!

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Wirral Hospital NHS Trust in Running for National Award
AN announcement that Wirral Hospital NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a Freedom to Move award, the first ever awards specifically celebrating the achievements of rheumatology units across the UK.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 CAFOD Supporters Raise Cash towards Rwandan Genocide Survivors
PARISHIONERS throughout the Liverpool diocese raised a total of

2004-04-10 00:00:00 WATERLOO RUFC HEADS TO VICTORY AT TWICKENHAM...
AFTER beating Wakefield in the Powergen Shield in March 27, Merseyside's Waterloo Rugby Club has made it through to the Finals of the competition and will play at Twickenham Stadium in London.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 SUMMER SATURDAY CONCERTS
THE 7th series of Summer Saturday Concerts at St. Faith's Great Crosby, will begin on the Saturday after Easter, April 17th 2004. The concerts were started in 1998, during the long interregnum at St. Faith's following the departure of the previous vicar.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 NETHERTON MUM SCOOPS DOUBLE LOTTO WIN 2
A MUM from Netherton returned from holiday to discover that she had scooped a total of

2004-04-10 00:00:00 LOCAL WOMEN TO RAISE MONEY FOR EPILEPSY
EPILEPSY, a disease that causes affliction to many and much less understood by non sufferers but to two young ladies from Liverpool it is all in the day of a life as their plight to raise awareness and money for charity by taking on the Grand Canyon.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL CULTURE COMPANY STATEMENT
LIVERPOOL CULTURE Co. announced this week that Kevin Johnson decided to step down saying "It is with great disappointment that we announce that Kevin Johnson who was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Liverpool Culture Company in December has

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Formby's Walk Of Witness
THE traditional Walk Of Witness was carried out in Formby on Good Friday (9 April) by the Churches Together Group. Members of churches from all over Formby paraded into Formby village centre and assembled to conduct the traditional Good Friday service.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 MIND OVER CLATTER - BEWARE EASTER CRASHES
WITH nearly two thirds of car accidents in the North West happening within a few miles of the driver's home, motorists are being warned to put their mind in gear to avoid car clatters caused by a new phenomenon.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 One Stop Shops are on cloud nine!
LIVERPOOL City Council is officially opening the doors of its ninth One Stop Shop in Belle Vale. LIVERPOOL City Council is officially opening the doors of its ninth One Stop Shop in Belle Vale

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Roberta Lees Salute to the Hoteliers of Southport.
ROBERTA LEES' was yet again lively on Sunday night (4 April) as Southport's Hotel staff and owners relaxed and were entertained by the ladies and herself. We will let the pictures say the rest....

2004-04-10 00:00:00 MACARONI A NEW KITCHEN
MOTHER-OF-SIX Amanda Morrow has her favourite Heinz Quick & Easy meal to thank for winning a brand new kitchen.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 BIRKENHEAD SOLDIER DRUMS UP STANDARDS IN MUSIC AND MARCHING
A FORMER music loving soldier with the Cheshire Regiment is now teaching at the famous Royal Military School of Music at historic Kneller Hall in Twickenham.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Hungry for a Career Change?
A SHARP rise in demand for Hotel and Catering staff, and changing social trends means there has never been a better time to embark on a rewarding career as a chef, cook or catering professional, according to leading Liverpool recruitment specialist, Blue

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE"
"WHEN Mel Gibson planned to make a film about Christ, he decided, rightly or wrongly, to focus on His death and not on His resurrection. But a dead Christ could not forgive our sins, or give us power over them, or fill us with His love, joy and peace, or

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Sales Job...
DO you think you have what it takes to work with a fast developing and very diverse group of people? Do you feel you have a good imagination and a good phone manner? Have you considered being a part of a sales team? If you want a sales job, phone

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Robbery on King Street, Southport
THIS week Merseyside Police are appealing for any information about an incident that took place in Southport on 3 April (Saturday).

2004-04-10 00:00:00 SPOTLIGHT FALLS UPON SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND'S GOLF COAST......
SOUTHPORT now "England's Golfing Capital", located on England's North West Coast, is to play host to another major event this month bringing together Europe's best professional women's golfers and Great Britain and Ireland's top amateurs.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 RAC WARMS TO TORY DRIVER PLANS
MOTORING organisation RAC welcomed Conservative plans announced today to tackle the problem of uninsured drivers on Britain's roads.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 VETS PLEAD FOR BRUSH-UP ON PETS' TEETH!
THE animal loving British are neglecting their pets' teeth, to the extent that over 7.6 million cats and dogs are probably suffering from undiagnosed tooth ache.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Roberta Lee's this Wednesday (14 April) TV Filming!
GRANADA TV will be filming at Roberta Lee's on Wednesday night from around 8:00pm onwards. They will be filming the bars punters learning how to dance the Salsa. The filming will be shown later this year. So if you want to learn Salsa and also be on

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Fatal Road Traffic Collision on the Coastal Road, Birkdale
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-car collision in which an elderly gentleman died, and three other adults and three children were hurt.

2004-04-10 00:00:00 REMPLOY BRINGS 150 NEW JOBS TO ST HELENS
SOME 150 new jobs, from shop floor operatives to key specialist positions, are being created at a brand new household and toiletries production facility for the North West - an investment of over

2004-04-10 00:00:00 MAN CHARGED AFTER SIX KILO COCAINE SEIZURE
A MAN was charged this week after Customs officers seized cocaine with an estimated street value of

2004-04-10 00:00:00 Queen In Liverpool For Maundy Thursday
THE word "Maundy" comes from the Latin for 'command' (mandatum). It refers to the command given by Jesus at the Last Supper, that his disciples should love one another. Christ also washed the feet of his disciples before the Last Supper as a demonstration

2004-04-06 00:00:00 St Oswald's Infant School
YOUNGSTER'S at St Oswald's Infant School created a stunning Japanese Welcome Garden to win Groundwork's Environment

2004-04-06 00:00:00 Regional Sport Boosted by
SPORT England, the strategic lead for sport in England today released figures showing that approved applications

2004-04-06 00:00:00 JONES AND FERRY JOIN POPS PARTY AS DONNY OSMOND ADDS EXTRA DATE!
2004 LIVERPOOL SUMMER POPS...

 
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