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2004-05-29 00:00:00 Boundary Committee final recommendations (Lancashire)
AS promised by us in last weeks issue, these are the Boundary Committee final recommendations for unitary local government in Lancashire.

2004-05-29 00:00:00 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy Birthday, do not drink it all....

2004-05-29 00:00:00 THE BEST BITS ON UK TV,
. Avrocar! Saucer Secrets from the Past History Channel Saturday 8pm; Charting the extraordinary story

2004-05-29 00:00:00 NORTH WEST EMPLOYEES SELECT THE QUALITIES OF THEIR IDEAL BOSS
DRESSING up as a woman, pretending to be someone else to obtain information and looking after the boss's cat are among the strangest tasks that managers in

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Top tips for tots on trips.
NEARLY summer holiday time, and the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is helping babies stay

2004-05-29 00:00:00 PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD AND JOIN YOUR LOCAL LUNG MARCH
THE British Lung Foundation (BLF) is urging all Southport and Mersey Reporter readers to support Breathe Easy groups from north and south Liverpool, St Helens,

2004-05-29 00:00:00 EMPLOYERS HAVE LESS THAN A MONTH TO 'LEAD THE WAY'
WITH less than a month to go before the closing date, companies and organisations throughout the country are being encouraged by Remploy to enter this year's 'Leading

2004-05-29 00:00:00 PROSTE AND TESTICULAR CANCER..
Help the everyman to fight cancer.

2004-05-29 00:00:00 SOAP AND SOCCER STARS JOIN FORCES TO BACK NORTH WEST CHARITY
6 YEAR old Ellen Garner from Southport will be just one of a host of children to benefit when celebrities and soccer

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Rising to the challenge in aid of the NSPCC
THE Liverpool based Weston Spirit has got its employees stepping away from their desks, taking off their suits

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Jobs To Be Created by Haslam Homes in Liverpool
NEW jobs are to be created in Walton and Liverpool as award

2004-05-29 00:00:00 SCHOOL REPORTS FOR CORPORATE CUP!
The Corporate Cup, held in Victoria Park, is funded by South Sefton PCT and

2004-05-29 00:00:00 2004 Southport Reporter and Mersey Reporter Business Awards
THE amount of people's suggestions has meant that this years awards have taken far longer to work out

2004-05-29 00:00:00 PICTURE THE FUTURE OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH THE EYES OF LIVERPOOL SCHOOL CHILDREN
WHAT will Liverpool look like in 2079? This is one of the questions posed to Liverpool school children by Age Concern Liverpool in a competition, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Liverpool sets sail soon
THE 24th annual Mersey River Festival running over 18 and 19 June is one of the premier events in Britain's

2004-05-29 00:00:00 LAST CHANCE TO SOUTHPORT POETRY CHAMP!
NOW'S your last chance to be the Southport poetry champion. Just one poet will represent Southport in an annual best of UK poetry book and the closing date is almost

2004-05-29 00:00:00 MERSEYSIDE BUSINESS HELP SET SAFETY RECORD
LOCAL businesses have got the message when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, according to RoSPA, The Royal Society for the Prevention of

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Could you be the next Sam Mendes?
ASPIRING filmmakers in the North West have the opportunity to learn the tools of the trade under the tutelage of top names in the industry, thanks to a new eight

2004-05-29 00:00:00 POLICE SERGEANT TO SUPPORT LEGION IN 'THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE'
ON 9 June, 45-year old Geoffrey Mitchell from Liverpool, will be joining twenty cyclists to cycle the 500km from Aylesford to the Ardennes in Belgium to raise money

2004-05-29 00:00:00 D-Day 60 years on...
THE greatest seaborne invasion ever is to be commemorated next month in a special 60th anniversary

2004-05-29 00:00:00 IF IN SPEKE
YES it's time to play! The Big Pink Bus will be in Speke on Saturday 12 June, giving children under eight a chance to enjoy a return to traditional play on board a bright pink double

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Whiston Woods:- ENGLISH BLUEBELLS 1 and JAPANESE KNOTWEED 0
CHILDREN from Southmead Primary School, St Leo's RC Primary School and the Friends of Penny and Whiston

2004-05-29 00:00:00 SWEET MUSIC AT JAZZ FESTIVAL
THE Internationally acclaimed guitarist John Etheridge has joined the impressive line-up of artists appearing

2004-05-29 00:00:00 D-Day 60 years on
THE Friends of Liverpool Airport (FoLA) this week presented a cheque for

2004-05-29 00:00:00 DRIVERS AT RISK OVER BANK HOLIDAY, WARNS RAC
WITH up to 16 million cars predicted to be on the roads, motorists are at greater risk of breakdown, accidents

2004-05-29 00:00:00 APPEAL
THE Children's Hospitals Appeal Trust are looking for people to get on their bikes in August and help raise funds for

2004-05-29 00:00:00 READERS COMPETITION.
IF you think you are a good journalist and photographer..., if you have a story and a good snap, well send it in.

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Meols Cop High School Car Wash.
SATURDAY 22 MAY Meols Cop high school's teaches and pupils were out on the school car park doing a sponsored car

2004-05-29 00:00:00 AGENCY ISSUES ADVICE ABOUT FRUIT PIES
THE Food Standards Agency today advised consumers that some pies in batches of three brands of

2004-05-29 00:00:00 BBC Changing Rooms Judges PICTURE THIS
LOCAL photographers and home owners are being urged to get snapping and

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Launch of Sefton Coast Partnership's 'new and improved' website.
THE Sefton Coast Partnership website (www.seftoncoast

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Birdwatching Event...
GO bird Watching on the 5 June to 6 June on Southport Pier. Join Sefton

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Parents Hold The Key In The Property Market
27 MAY 2004... Leaving home for the first time can be a daunting experience, but for an increasing number of teenagers, establishing this new found independence

2004-05-29 00:00:00 COULD LIVERPOOL MUM TAKE NATIONAL TITLE?
ONLY five days left now in the national Lone Parent of the Year Awards, people in Liverpool only have a short while left to vote for local finalist,

2004-05-29 00:00:00 No Comply... "a skacore outfit playing a combination of skacore, punk and dub!"
NO COMPLY plus Special Guests are taking to the stage at the Carling Academy in Liverpool, on Tuesday 22

2004-05-29 00:00:00 CLAIM YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME
LIVERPOOL Maritime Museum is looking for talented young people, individuals and groups to perform in Fifteen minutes of Fame at the Merseyside Maritime

2004-05-29 00:00:00 WAITROSE GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO OPEN FOOD SHOP IN SOUTHPORT
WAITROSE, food shops of the John Lewis Partnership, has today been given the green light by the Office of Fair Trading

2004-05-29 00:00:00 TABOO...
TABOO, the Olivier award-winning Boy George musical that has taken the West End by storm, it opened in London

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Ladies net a slice of the tennis action
THE Liverpool International Tennis Tournament will be bigger than ever this year as women take part in the event for the first

2004-05-29 00:00:00 "FREE THE BEES"
THE Bees plus Special Guests will be performing at the Carling Academy in

2004-05-29 00:00:00 SERGEANT NICK REDGRIFT RETURNS TO BIRKENHEAD
SERGEANT Nick Redgrift, 32 from Birkenhead has returned to his local Armed Forces

2004-05-29 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL MAN IN COURT AFTER CUSTOMS SEIZE 75,000 ECSTASY TABLETS
A Liverpool man appeared in court today after Customs officers seized 75,000 ecstasy tablets concealed in a car's fuel

2004-05-29 00:00:00 United Utilities Apologies For Discolored Water
IF you may have experienced regarding discolored water on the 18 May, United

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Capital of Culture it is NOW official!
EUROPE has officially confirmed Liverpool as Capital of Culture, 2008. The Council of Ministers of the European Union met in Brussels today.....

2004-05-29 00:00:00 THE CITY'S G-Litter SOLICITORS...
SOLICITORS will be swapping their pinstripes for overalls, while shop workers will be donning rubber gloves in the latest G-Litter event. The G-Litter Monster Clean-Up is being organised by Liverpool City Council and The Liverpool Culture Company and aims

2004-05-29 00:00:00 Spreading happiness in the North West on a wing and a prayer..!
THE only professional European wingwalking team, the Utterly Butterlys, are searching the North West for fundraisers who want to shout their cause from the rooftops, or more specifically from the wings of a biplane, 1000ft in

2004-05-26 00:00:00 Make your vote Count This Year... Post it!!
AS the postal vote gets underway across the North West, we will be on the streets next week to get your views on what you think about it. This year it is an all postal vote and this means that you will automatically be sent ballot papers by post. We have

2004-05-15 00:00:00 LIME STREET RECOGNISED FOR AWARD AT ITS STATIONS
TWO weeks ago, at the Regents College London, Network Rail held its second annual staff recognition 'First Awards', to celebrate outstanding achievements in customer service at its 17 managed stations - and Liverpool Lime Street was high on the list of

2004-05-15 00:00:00 LOTTERY LOOT HELPS FURNITURE REUSE PROJECT EXPAND.
A SERVICE helping to provide furniture to families striving to live independently under difficult circumstances will soon be extended to three times the number of households thanks to a grant of

2004-05-15 00:00:00 TOP HEART CHARITY ISSUES STEP UP CHALLENGE
THE British Heart Foundation is challenging the nation to step up and help raise a mountain of cash for 'The Big Red Fightback', Heart Week (5-13 June).

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Children's Ward Receives New Equipment
THE Manchester-based Children's Hospitals Appeal Trust recently presented various pieces of vital medical equipment to the staff and patients at the Paediatric and Neo Natal Wards at Ormskirk.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 SPONSORED GLIDE FOR QUEENSCOURT HOSPICE SOUTHPORT
"QUEENSCOURT Hospice is an independent hospice which serves the communities of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire, it receives no statutory funding and relies heavily on donations and fundraising to generate the income needed to meet the running costs

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Kids net tennis action
THOUSANDS of schoolchildren from across Merseyside are being given the chance to see top tennis stars in action in Liverpool.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 SEFTON ADVANCED MOTORISTS
THE Sefton group of the Institute of Advanced motorists will hold their May meeting on Monday 17th May at 8pm at the Royal Clifton Hotel Southport. It is the group's AGM. We will have as our speaker (after the business part of the meeting) Mike Lyne, our

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Knock-out event for Huyton
HUYTON will be a hive of activity in June when local communities come together for an all-action It's a Knock Out-style community extravaganza which is being supported with a

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Knock-out event for Huyton


2004-05-15 00:00:00 "I love my dinner
WE had to run this

2004-05-15 00:00:00 LIME STREET STATION TO GET NEW GLEAM
LIVERPOOL'S Lime Street Railway Station is set to shine, as Network Rail appointed cleaning specialist Initial Transport Services to look after the busy newly refurbished platforms. This latest addition sees Initial cleaning nine of the 17 Network Rails'

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Royal Patron Visits St George's Hall
THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, Royal Patron of the St George's Hall Charitable Trust toured St Georges Hall earlier this week as part of his first visit after he agreed to become patron of the trust made earlier this year.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 
MTV Europe, in collaboration with Chibuku (Mixmag club of the year), and Yousefs world renowned Circus house club

2004-05-15 00:00:00 The Queen of Sufi Music Performing at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
ABIDA Parveen, the undisputed queen of Sufi music returns to the UK after a four year break, to enthral UK audiences with a regional tour that kicks off at the end of May

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Neighbours from Heaven begin the G Litter Clean Up
WORSHIPPERS in Wavertree became Neighbours From Heaven in the first of Liverpool's G Litter Monster Clean Up litter picks this weekend. More than 300 members of the local Frontline Centre dealt with litter, rather than liturgy, for a day, by taking part

2004-05-15 00:00:00 FREE LUNCHTIME CLASSICAL CONCERT
THE Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be staging its next free lunchtime concert on 27 May (Thursday),

2004-05-15 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL OFFICER TO TACKLE LARGEST HALF MARATHON RAISING CASH FOR KIDS
A POLICE officer from Hightown, Liverpool is running in this year's Great North Run on Sunday 26 September 2004 to raise funds for The Children's Society. Alison Webster, 33, joins 60 runners in the hope of amassing over

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Book Review:- The Defender By Alan Gibbons
(Review by E G Lyon-Taylor) THIS book aimed at mid teenagers is well written and fast paced. The story revolves around a 14-year-old boy named Ian Moore. He is confronted one day by two men and from that point on he is running scared and finds that his

2004-05-15 00:00:00 EMPLOYEE PURCHASES INSURANCE BROKERS
MANAGING Director of Liverpool based Creamer Liverpool Ltd and leading broker for business, property and motor sectors, has secured over

2004-05-15 00:00:00 LID DEMS SELECT SOON TO BE WED COUPLE AS CANDIDATES FOR MANOR WARD
CROSBY & Bootle Liberal Democrats have selected a Hightown couple to fight for them in the upcoming local elections. Manor Ward covers Hightown and part of Crosby. Linda Gilroy and Peter Hough, who live on Elmcroft Lane, are due to be married in July.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Wirral Dog Wins Top National Award
LOCAL Dog enthusiasts Sue and Neil Shinkfield were thrilled when their dog, Notrella No Regrets won fourth prize at a top national competition. Sue and Neil entered their Cocker Spaniel, known at home as Robyn in the Vetzyme Pick of the Litter

2004-05-15 00:00:00 CUSTOMS MINISTER LAUNCHES LORRY ROAD USER CHARGE PROCUREMENT PROCESS
JOHN HEALEY, Customs Minister and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, today formally announced the public launch of the procurement process for the Lorry Road User Charge.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 COUNCIL CHIEF SCOOPS TOP AWARD
LIVERPOOL City Council's Chief Executive has been named Public Servant of the Year. David Henshaw was given the accolade 'Inspiring Success' for his vision and work in transforming the city council.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 NORTH WEST SENIORS ON ROAD TO SHOWBIZ STARDOM
IT'S time for a host of talented pensioners to rock around the grandfather clock and shake, rattle n'roll their way to fame in a bid to become the region's top Silver Star.

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Southport Weekender 34 Kicks Up A Storm
(Report by Natasha Pisciteli and Cris Doros. Photographs by Patrick Trollope) THE Southport Weekender is the UK's most established and prolific music happening on the clubbing calendar. What is surprising is that only a small minority of 'Sandgrounders

2004-05-15 00:00:00 Southport Weekender 34 Kicks Up A Storm
THE Southport Weekender is the UK's most established and prolific music happening on the clubbing calendar. What is surprising is that only a small minority of 'Sandgrounders (that is, people from Southport) actually attend the event. I'm an original Sand

2004-05-15 00:00:00 OPEN AT LAST
THE long awaited opening of the

2004-05-08 00:00:00 WONDERFUL WEEKEND IS PART OF MERSEY RIVER FESTIVAL
THIS year

2004-05-08 00:00:00 Dropping in for Range High School, Formby Prom Night
NOW most school levers who go to prom night go in a limo, but not this time as three pupils from Range High School dropped in from

2004-05-08 00:00:00 SARA INSPIRES VOLUNTEERS
SARA GRIFFIN, 19, has always wanted to work with children. Now she has achieved her dream, after volunteering for Activate, the NCH Children's

2004-05-08 00:00:00 Blooming Meols Flowers
THE spring flower show extravaganza this week was opened on May 2 at Meols

2004-05-08 00:00:00 Liverpool Reporter JAZZ NIGHT @ Casablanca, Southport
THIS was an evening of considerably good entertainment at the Casablanca, in Southport. When I arrived in the room off the bar there was a small audience listening to a very good and talented singer, Wendy Chalke

2004-05-01 00:00:00 LAST CALL FOR BUDDING YOUNG SCIENCE WRITERS
CALLING all budding science writers of the future have until Friday May 14, 2004 to enter The Daily Telegraph BASF Science Writer Awards 2004. The Daily Telegraph is still searching for entrants are enthusiastic about communicating science to the public a

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Flying the Flag
ON Friday 23 April, it was St Gorge's Day. Costa, on Lord St. in Southport, was one of the very few shops in Southport that celebrated

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Southport Orchestra plays at St Luke's Church Hall in Formby
THE orchestra, formed in the 1950's has played all over the world, this time the professional orchestra played to a full house

2004-05-01 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT FC V FRICKLEY FC 24 APRIL (Report & Photographs by Sally Devine)
CLUB presentations on the pitch preceded Southport's final game of the season. Steve Dickinson was presented with a shield to mark 200 club appearances and also collected Player of the Season.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Rare Plants on Display
THERE will be a chance to see some rare plants from Liverpool's world-renowned botanical collection this week. The plants, which are not usually on view to the public, will be in a display at Southport Spring Garden Festival which takes place on the Bank

2004-05-01 00:00:00 JAZZ AT THE BANDSTAND IS BACK
SOUTHPORT'S fourth International Jazz Festival is getting closer and the artists have now been announced for the popular bandstand concerts. The 'Jazz at the Bandstand' concerts bring Southport town centre alive with the sounds of jazz music as shoppers

2004-05-01 00:00:00 FINISHING LINE FOR WOMEN'S RACE
THE finishing line is approaching for people who want to take part in one of Europe's largest women-only runs. Entrants for the 18th Worst Kept Secret Liverpool Women's 10k Run only have until this Friday, 30 April 2004, to apply.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 NORTH WEST PEOPLE UNINFORMED ON EUROPEAN ELECTIONS
MORE than three quarters of the North West population don't know which ten countries are joining the European Union this May, according to new research by the UK Office of the European Parliament.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Motoring Agency Warns of Prospective Fines
WITH thousands of Britons taking to the roads for short breaks or shopping trips over the Bank Holiday, the RAC has warned that many will face action from the law if they neglect their vehicles over the holiday period.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 MERSEYSIDE SCHOOLS TO TAKE ON KIELDER CHALLENGE
A JOINT team of eight 13 to 16 year olds from Dorin Park School and Kingsway High School, based on Wealstone Lane in Upton, are preparing to go head-to-head with more than 180 UK schools in the heats stage of the 2004 Kielder Challenge.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Wanted! Wise-cracking Priest and Rabbi!
IT'S no joke, they're dusting off their best gags in the search for the funniest faith leader in Liverpool - the only problem is the rabbi and priest has yet to be found! That's right... this city is famed for its wit. It is home to some of the nation's

2004-05-01 00:00:00 STEPHENSON TO ANSWER CHARGES
A MAN has been charged with the murder of a woman from Liverpool almost a year after her death in Southport. Merseyside Police charged Mark John Stephenson, 28, who has been residing at Walton prison for the murder of Pamela Todd on the night of August

2004-05-01 00:00:00 MI5 puts security advice online
EXPERT advice to help businesses protect themselves against security threats has been published for the first time today on the expanded MI5 website.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Flying the Flag (Photographs by Patrick Trollope)
ON Friday 23 April, it was St Gorge's Day. Costa, on Lord St. in Southport, was one of the very few shops in Southport that celebrated the day by flying the English flag in the shop. The flag, all English people should have flown, was a red cross on

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Bank Holiday Travel Blues
RAIL engineering work to affect Virgin Trains during May Day Bank Holiday during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 1 to Monday 3 May Virgin Trains West Coast Main Line and Cross Country services will be subject to alteration and coach

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Our Reporter Clive Dally Takes Off (Report by Clive Dally)
THE day began at 10:00 am. After our arrival we had a safety and site briefing in the clubs lecture room, this is obviously a very necessary part of the day, highly informative, and gave all of us a flavour of what was to come. Flying commenced at around

2004-05-01 00:00:00 REMOVERS GET SNAP HAPPY FOR LOCAL HOMELESS CHARITY
BBC Changing Rooms star Graham Wynne has launched a photographic competition to help raise funds for homeless charity Emmaus. The contest, called Home Sweet Home, has been organised by specialist removals company Bishop's Move.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Anti Racism & Fascism Rally
THE 2004 Merseyside May Day Festival Unite Again Racism and Fascism March and Rally is going to be held on 1 May at Central Park, Wallasey from 12 noon to 7:00pm.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 FORMER GENESIS FRONTMAN SPICES UP POPS EVENT
SUPERSTAR Peter Gabriel has confirmed his appearance at the Liverpool Summer

2004-05-01 00:00:00 New car park shows Liverpool is recycling more than tin cans
A NEW car park in Liverpool shows recycling initiatives in the city aren't limited to glass bottles and tin cans. The car park at Enterprise-Liverpool's operational depot in the Old Swan area of the city has been built using almost 1,200 tonnes of

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Speed Sparks Smiles or Scowls
DRIVERS along a main route in Liverpool are to be greeted with smiles or scowls depending on their speed.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Know Your Staff Warns Hill Dickinson
SOUTHPORT directors risk costly fines if they fail to carry out checks on all prospective employees when new immigration laws come into force from May 1 according to immigration expert Simon Kenny, a solicitor at leading commercial law firm Hill Dickinson

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Move Concert Event Lancashire County Cricket club
SUNDAY 11 JULY:- Morrissey; Plus very special guests plus, The Bees and The Ordinary Boys

2004-05-01 00:00:00 CUSTOMS SEIZE STUN GUNS AT LIVERPOOL DOCKS
CUSTOMS officers have seized 49 stun guns along with 32 telescopic metal batons at Seaforth docks in Liverpool.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 ARSENAL NUMBER 4 SUPPORTS FOOTIE 4 IRAQ
ARSENAL Captain Patrick Vieira is to give his support to Footie 4 Iraq, an initiative aimed at providing equipment and resources to football-loving children in Iraq.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 A City Disappeared
A NEW display of evocative black and white photographs entitled Liverpool Photos has just gone on display in the Entrance Hall of the People's History Museum in Manchester. The photographs were taken in 1968 by Freddy Tornberg who is now an established

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Celebrating Children's Day in Liverpool
THE country's leading children's charity, the NSPCC, will be putting the spotlight on its local work helping vulnerable children on its annual Children's Day on Wednesday.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 New Playground to Open
A NEW playground at Adlam Park in Fazakerley is set to open to the public. The

2004-05-01 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK THE BEST BITS ON UK TV y Caren Clark of TV & Satellite Week Magazine For the week
1. Sex, Secrets and Frankie Howerd Channel 4, Saturday 9pm, Featuring revelations of Howerd's life-long struggle with his homosexuality and his chronic fear of failure, this profile of the much-loved comedian reveals a sadness behind the cheeky banter.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Public Servants shortlist
DAVID Henshaw, Liverpool City Council Chief Executive, and Sue Trafford, e-business Suite Manager at the Council, have beaten off stiff competition to become finalists in this year's Public Servants of the Year Awards. Both are a step closer to scooping

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Formby lad rocks film industry
A NEW film and television production company is being set up in Hull, Leeds, Immingham and Scunthorpe, with offices planned for Liverpool and London. The investment is being planned by a local man after starting his fledgling career in the debtor's

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Rare Historical Items Stolen
A burglary occurred on April 26 at an address on Shore Road in Ainsdale. Items taken were a large number of high value antiques including a number of distinctive bronze statues, Napoleonic china figures worth

2004-05-01 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL APPOINTS 2008 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
LIVERPOOL has appointed international artiste Robyn Archer as Artistic Director for the city's year as European Capital of Culture 2008.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 
FOUR men were found guilty today at Wolverhampton Crown Court of attempting to smuggle 651 kilos of cocaine, following a Customs &

2004-05-01 00:00:00 PRESTON MAN JAILED FOR CIGARETTE SMUGGLING
A PRESTON man was one of three jailed at Hereford Crown Court today after pleading guilty to smuggling two million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK following a Customs investigation.

2004-05-01 00:00:00 The future's brighter, safer with Orange
SCHOOL Crossing Patrols in Liverpool are to get a new look from next term to make them more visible to motorists. The 'lollipop' men and women's traditional yellow uniform is to be replaced by a new bright orange outfit. Councillor Peter Millea said:-

2004-05-01 00:00:00 LAST CALL FOR BUDDING YOUNG SCIENCE WRITERS (Report with thanks to Emma Gilbert-Harris at the Telegraph Group Ltd.)
CALLING all budding science writers of the future have until Friday May 14, 2004 to enter The Daily Telegraph BASF Science Writer Awards 2004. The Daily Telegraph is still searching for entrants are enthusiastic about communicating science to the public

2004-05-01 00:00:00 hOT nEWS
OUR Liverpool Reporter Jazz Night at Casablanca (Pleasureland) on the 6 May will now be the national launch of the Dan Forshaw Quartet CD UK tour. So you can not miss the opportunity to get an autographed CD and get one of the bands new T-shirts! We al

2004-05-01 00:00:00 Southport Orchestra plays at St Luke's Church Hall in Formby
THE orchestra, formed in the 1950's has played all over the world, this time the professional orchestra played to a full house at St Lukes Church Hall on 24 April.

 
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