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2004-07-24 00:00:00 Search 4 A Star Photos and Report


2004-07-24 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT IS SAFE!
MERSEYSIDE POLICE, Merseyside Drugs Council and partners are celebrating the fact that Southport is a safe place to visit by launching a campaign highlighting the benefits of living and working in Southport Town Centre.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK...
A Night With Jordan UKTVPeople Saturday from 9pm

2004-07-24 00:00:00 CARAVANNERS VOTE NOW
ONCE AGAIN nominations have begun for the CRiS Dealer of the Year Awards 2004. In association with Practical Caravan these awards are based upon consumers nomination of their local or favourite caravan dealer. The award is designed to acknowledge and rewa

2004-07-24 00:00:00 RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS MOTIVATED BRITISH WORKFORCE AND OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE
NEW research from AXA, the provider of insurance products and services to over 400,000 SMEs, revealed that over half of the British workforce is optimistic about the future prospects of the industries they work in.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 WIRRAL MAN NOMINATED FOR WHITBREAD AWARD
TIM JANVIER has joined a long list of 40 young people for a national awards scheme sponsored by Whitbread, it was announced today

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Formby Funday
SATURDAY exhibited a repeat of the week before's Formby Festival as the weather took its tole. Rain lashed down for most of the day, only relenting late on in the early evening. Not deterred by that, in what is now becoming Formby tradition, the show stil

2004-07-24 00:00:00 SEFTON POLICE BEGIN BLITZ ON ALCOHOL CRIME HOTSPOTS
POLICE Officers in Sefton are amongst 77 areas across England and Wales joining together in a fresh drive to tackle alcohol related violence and disorder from Thursday 8 July

2004-07-24 00:00:00 THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE 2005 SEARCH FOR 'UNSUNG HEROES OF THE COMMUNITY' BEGINS
DO YOU know a group of volunteers who work tirelessly to support their local community?

2004-07-24 00:00:00 CLATTERBRIDGE TO LAUNCH UNIQUE TREATMENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER
ONE of the region's leading centres of excellence for cancer, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, will soon be just one of two centres in the UK to offer the widest range of minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer sufferers

2004-07-24 00:00:00 ATKINSON ART GALLERY
ON Friday 30 July at 12:30, Jo Jones will give a talk about 'Going home through the park in the twilight' by Helen Bradley

2004-07-24 00:00:00 CO-OP HOSTS ETHICAL TRADE EVENING IN FAIRFIELD
THE Co-op is promoting the benefits of ethical trading with a Fairtrade Evening in Fairfield in July

2004-07-24 00:00:00 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:- The NHS is killing us!
Doctors refuse hypothyroid patients a choice between synthetic and natural thyroid hormone. Natural desiccated porcine thyroid extract has been prescribed successfully over 120 years, until a new medicine -

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Liverpool Direct Ltd celebrates third birthday
LIVERPOOL City Council's partnership with BT is three years old Groundbreaking Joint Venture has revolutionised services in the city Liverpool Direct Ltd helps transform city to award-winning authority. The pioneering partnership which has helped transfor

2004-07-24 00:00:00 SCHOOLS LINK UP TO WIDEN CHOICE
LIVERPOOL is to trial a new scheme which will see sixth form students offered a much wider choice of exam subjects

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Appeal for Witnesses
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information regarding a fraud after releasing pictures of two men and a woman who they believe have vital information regarding the incident that took place at Southport in May this year.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 BURGLARY IN CROSBY
CAN you help? Merseyside Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Crosby.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Safety is the key for Kirkby B&M
A WELL KNOWN discount retailer is continuing to improve their quality of staff and the qualifications they hold by training employees in nationally recognised qualification in occupational safety.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 50th Anniversary of the UK's 1st Classic Grand Prix Circuit
THIS year's Festival will celebrate 50 years since the creation and launch of "The Liverpool Circuit" within Aintree Racecourse. The Festival will be "non-competitive" but will permit cars to be driven at speed on the 3 Mile Grand Prix Circuit for the fir

2004-07-24 00:00:00 PUPILS MAKE DRAMATIC IMPACT
PUPILS at a Liverpool school are undergoing a dramatic transformation - thanks to their involvement in Capital of Culture projects

2004-07-24 00:00:00 MILLIONS OF BRITONS AT RISK ON EU ROADS, WARNS RAC
MILLIONS of British drivers travelling to Europe this summer are at risk of road accidents, driving fines or penalties because they have no idea of the motoring laws, according to an RAC report.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Cathedral Centenary
IN contrast to Sunday nights display, on Monday 19 July 2004, the Cathedral was the setting for a very moving centenary celebration service, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Wessex, many ecclesiastic and public dignitaries from near and far, including

2004-07-24 00:00:00 LOUISE MAKES THE NEWS
A former Oldershaw School and 6th form student who graduated from Edge Hill College of Higher Education, is already on the road to a career in broadcasting.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 NORTH WEST'S BEST NEIGHBOUR IS ANNOUNCED
MR and Mrs Tony and Jane Simm of Aigburth, Liverpool have today been announced the North West regional winner of the Kleeneze Award for Britain's Best Neighbour. The award aims to recognise people who help make our community a more caring and neighbourly

2004-07-24 00:00:00 WELL KNOWN ARTIST TO OPEN SOUTHPORT'S NEW ART GALLERY
FRANK Hendry is opening the new art gallery with a small but fantastic display of work that he has painted over his amazing life. Frank is a local artist who comes from Liverpool and his work is collected and sort after the world over. Jokingly he comment

2004-07-24 00:00:00 HELP LIVERPOOL TOP A UK-WIDE POLL!
APPLICATIONS for the first ever National Lottery Helping Hand Awards are flooding in and the people of Liverpool are urged to nominate their favourite Lottery funded project before the end of the month deadline.

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Royal Duo in Southport
THE Marine Way Bridge was opened yet again, this time by Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. The public started to arrive at around seven thirty in the morning, eager to glimpse the couple. Sadly, not all wanted to just take a look, as a high spirited teen

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Cathedral Centenary
THE Liverpool Anglican Cathedral was the focus of a great spectacle last sunday nightas a record breaking firework display rent the skies above it, witnessed by an enormous crowd below. It was seen for thirty miles also beyond the city. The event was a st

2004-07-24 00:00:00 Our Film Review:- Thunderbirds
THUNDERBIRDS are F.A.B. and will do well in the kids market with tag lines like "Coming To The Rescue" "Climb Into The Driver's Seat Of The Most Advanced Rescue Vehicles On The Planet" "Prepare for the new generation." "The greatest rescue organisation in

2004-07-17 00:00:00 DANDY OWNERS CLUB Meet at the Riverside
OVER 34 Dandy units gathered at the Riverside Camping park for the weekend 9 July to the 11 July.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Competition time
WELL you have all seen the books and seen him in the newspapers... now it is your chance to see him on the big screen thanks to Kit-e-Kat and Twentieth Century Fox. This is your chance to win one of our 12 sets of 4 tickets, to see a special screening of

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Switched On This Week
1) Big Brother, Channel 4, Friday 8.30pm

2004-07-17 00:00:00 City's wildlife haven protected
ONE of Liverpool's wildlife havens has been awarded one of the highest accolades in the conservation world

2004-07-17 00:00:00 BIENNIAL AND BROADWAY BECKONS AS PUPILS MAKE DRAMATIC IMPACT
PUPILS at a Liverpool school are undergoing a dramatic transformation, thanks to their involvement in Capital of Culture projects

2004-07-17 00:00:00 CATHEDRAL FIREWORKS TO ENTER RECORD BOOKS
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL will light up the sky for miles around as the roof of the building will have 35,000 different firework fired off from it on Sunday 18 July at 10:15pm. Contractors Fantastic Fireworks lit up Liverpool's three graces for the Queen's Jubi

2004-07-17 00:00:00 A NIGHT OF TERRIFYING THINGS!
THE on and only Freemaker will be joined by The Most Terrifying Things and The Alterkicks

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Hospital Trust is
FIGURES produced by the Department of Health show that Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has performed better than any other Acute Multi Specialty Trust in the country in preventing infection by MRSA

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Last chance to Nominate Favourite National Lottery projects
APPLICATIONS for the first ever National Lottery Helping Hand Awards are flooding in and the people of Liverpool are urged to nominate their favourite Lottery funded project before the deadline for applications before the end of the month

2004-07-17 00:00:00 DOWN LOADED the "Help save our schools form".
WE have been asked by Kingsmeadow Parents Action Group to run this downloadable form for them. The campaign is called "Shoreside and Kings Meadow saying NO to Amalgamation Blue Ribbon Appeal" The group is asking for our readers to help them by downloading

2004-07-17 00:00:00 SEARCH FOR
TO mark the start of the search for the unsung heroes in our communities, the thousands of voluntary groups across the UK who help transform their neighbourhoods through their own hard work and play such a vital role in providing and supporting important

2004-07-17 00:00:00 LIBRARIES BOOK NEW HOURS
A NEW chapter is about to open in the hours of more than half Liverpool libraries as part of a shake up in times the service is available, breaking away from former times to make it more accessible to the region

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Crosby Beatlemania
THE small town in the north of Liverpool may not be the most widely known source for Beatlemania, but next month this is all set to change as town favorites George Harry

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Youths Throwing Bricks on M57 Motorway
AT ABOUT 7pm on Wednesday 14 July Merseyside Police received a number of calls that youths were throwing bricks at on-coming traffic on the M57 motorway at Whiston in Knowsley. Shortly after receiving these calls a road traffic collision occurred when a

2004-07-17 00:00:00 GOOD NEWS AS RECYCLING RATES BREAK INTO DOUBLE FIGURES
A NEW record has been set Merseyside as the region appears to be jumping on the green bandwagon with 10 percent of the region's waste now being recycled, the first time the region has hit double figures

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Formby Festival 2004
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2004-07-17 00:00:00 Fast Paced Run In The Park
THIS year's Sefton Corporate Cup was bigger than ever, despite the overcast and rain threatening sky. The event saw teams from all over Merseyside and Sefton competing against each other for the coverted prize.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 R5 Live
THERE will be a definite Merseyside flavour to next Monday night

2004-07-17 00:00:00 GOOD NEWS AS RECYCLING RATES BREAK INTO DOUBLE FIGURES
A NEW record has been set Merseyside as the region appears to be jumping on the green bandwagon with 10 percent of the region's waste now being recycled, the first time the region has hit double figures

2004-07-17 00:00:00 College Anger Over Job Cuts
ST HELENS College management is threatening 19 compulsory redundancies targeted at lecturers and support staff. The announcement was made as the summer term was coming to an end and almost a year to the day since a panic over finances led to the last roun

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Local Ladies to take part in National Quiz Final
THREE local ladies representing the Liverpool Federation of Townswomen

2004-07-17 00:00:00 LOST BEATLES TRACK PLAYING ONLINE
IN an exclusive deal, the Times Online has published an extract from a purported Beatles recording, rediscovered recently by chance at an Australian flea market. The track on the discovered tape, entitled I'm in Love, was written by John Lennon and Paul M

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Theatre smokes out award
LIVERPOOL'S Neptune Theatre has received a top award for its no-smoking policy.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 HMV SOUTHPORT NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN
WITH the rain poring down outside on Thursday July 15, the crowds sill built up as Rock FM conducted the countdown to the official opening of the new Store. Fans flocked over to see Nipper the dog and the Holly Oak stars Nick Pickard and Ali Bastian.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 BONANZA BOARD GAME WIN AT SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
A Crosby schoolgirl has scooped a major prize in a Southport Flower Show competition with her garden design based on a board game.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 CO-OP HOSTS ETHICAL TRADE EVENING IN FAIRFIELD
THE Co-op is promoting the benefits of ethical trading with a Fairtrade Evening in Fairfield next week

2004-07-17 00:00:00 OLDHAM SCHOOL GIRL MEETS TOP OF THE POPS IN SOUTHPORT
WELL a bit latter than expected, we finally get to bring you this report. On Wednesday 7 July the BBC's Saturday Morning Top Of The Pops came to Pleasureland to surprise a young ladies from Oldham. The had with them her favourite band called V. V is the

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Taking A Stand against Anti-Social Behaviour Call for Local Heroes
PERSISTENT anti-social behaviour is a blight affecting entire communities throughout the country. Whether it is nuisance neighbours, vandalism, graffiti, harassment, intimidation or rubbish dumping, yobbish behaviour can ruin people

2004-07-17 00:00:00 SEFTON PLAYS SIM CITY
SEFTON council representatives were joined by members of the police, parish councilors, education planners and other bodies to play a high tec learning Simulation of the North West region. The participants learned through the game the need for working

2004-07-17 00:00:00 Reward in Cheung Shing Cheung Murder Enquiry
THE group Crimestoppers are offering up to

2004-07-17 00:00:00 BREWERS FAYRE MAKES CHARITABLE MOVE
LEADING pub restaurant, Brewers Fayre has announced a six-figure fundraising partnership with national mobility charity Whizz-Kidz, which carries out invaluable work for disabled children and their families across the UK

2004-07-17 00:00:00 The Controversial Orangemen's Parade
THE annual Orangemen's parade took place this week on Monday 12 July. The parade marks the battle of the Diamond in 1795 and the Orange Order which was formed in Armagh, soon after. The controversial parade, which some say should be stopped but others say

2004-07-17 00:00:00 UK KIDS SPENDING HALF OF MONTHLY POCKET MONEY ON SWEETS, CRISPS AND CHOCOLATE AND HIDE SWEET STASH FROM PARENTS
LATEST research amongst 7-16 year olds reveals the sweet eating habits of the UK

2004-07-17 00:00:00 WIND TURBINE GOES UP
IN preparation for the royal visit on Monday, the finishing touches were being carried out on Southport's newest addition to the skyline. No, not the bridge but a wind turbine. The new Gazelle 20kW Turbine was lifted into place on Thursday 15 July outside

2004-07-17 00:00:00 SEFTON POLICE BEGIN BLITZ ON ALCOHOL CRIME HOTSPOTS
POLICE Officers in Sefton are amongst 77 areas across England and Wales joining together in a fresh drive to tackle alcohol related violence and disorder.

2004-07-17 00:00:00 THE ARGARMELES WEEKEND OF DANCE
THE Argarmeles Clog Dancers entertained nine other Morris Teams for a Weekend of Dance. Two weeks later than usual, but the weather was no kinder. However, dancing displays were to be seen in several venues throughout the day, despite the inclement downpo

2004-07-17 00:00:00 FORMBY FESTIVAL CLOSES FOR ANOUTHER YEAR
SADLY the weather did its best to stop play once again. Only a few events could take place due to wind and rain on the Saturday, and on Sunday the wind continued its havoc. Luckily for the most part it was not too damp for the Romans and the Evening conce

2004-07-10 00:00:00 STEAM RALLY
THE annual Hambleton Steam Rally & Country Show is being held on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, at Shard Lane, Hambleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, near Blackpool, Lancashire.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 GHOSTLY GOINGS ON STIRS GRAVEYARD PLAY
THERE'S ghostly goings on in Liverpool this week as a drama festival looks to beyond the grave for dramatic effect

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Westminster Tackles Eco-Travel
POLITICIANS are encouraging people to ride to work on a motorbike or scooter to enjoy the benefits of shorter journey times. People without their own bike can join in by teaming up with a friend or colleague who can take them as a pillion

2004-07-10 00:00:00 LOCAL CHILDREN MOVE SCHOOL GARDEN TO SUTTON MANOR
THE garden of a local school due for closure will be saved thanks to the efforts of its green-fingered students

2004-07-10 00:00:00 MOTORISTS FIGHT TRAFFIC OFFENCES
ALMOST one in two motorists offer excuses to try to avoid being penalised for road traffic offences such as speeding, jumping lights or parking fines, according to a report by RAC Legal Services

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Present Drops a Clanger for Alzheimer's Campaign
FIONA PHILLIPS, GMTV's breakfast presenter, met with a giant 'Clanger' on the Meridian line today to launch a range of exclusive Clanger pin badges during Alzheimer's Awareness Week (4 to 10 July).

2004-07-10 00:00:00 A TASTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
EDGE Hill College of Higher Education opened its doors to Birkenhead 6th Form College, when over 300 students spent the day at the Ormskirk Campus.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 POLICE ASK FOR SCHOOL KIDS HELP WITH MOBILE PHONES
MERSEYSIDE Police are asking for the opinion of every school pupil in the district for the prevention of theft of mobile phones

2004-07-10 00:00:00 FSA SURVEY REVEALS JUNK FOOD STILL HIGH IN SALT
SURVEYS of pizzas, baked beans and canned pasta, published today by the Food Standards Agency, show that within these ranges of family staples salt levels can vary significantly.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 SCHOOLS IN NORTH WEST GEAR-UP FOR
YOUNG people in the North West will have more opportunities to take part in sport outside school hours with after the National Lottery chipped in to boost School sports in the region

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Ministry Of Sound launches 'BIG Night Out' in Ibiza
WITH the Ibiza season imminent, Ministry Of Sound introduces its brand new night for summer 2004 - BIG Night Out - every Wednesday until September 8 in Eden, San Antonio.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 TMP SCOOPS SECOND TOURISM "OSCAR" FOR LIVERPOOL AND MERSEYSIDE
THE Mersey Partnership has landed a second major award within a week for its work to promote Liverpool and Merseyside as a leading tourist destination

2004-07-10 00:00:00 BACON, SAUSAGE AND BIKES FOR THE
IF you

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Local Pupils Produce Prime Time BBC Current Affairs Show
THE names on the credits of the BBC

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Aer Lingus return to Liverpool after 14 years and bring back long haul connections
AER Lingus have announced that they will be operating a daily service from Dublin to Liverpool John Lennon Airport at the end of October 2004, making a return on the route after an absence of 14 years

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Youngsters Gripped by Interactive Language Learning Mania
UNDER 11

2004-07-10 00:00:00 UK's leading hospitality figures honoured at 21st annual Catey Awards
THE winners of this year's prestigious Caterer & Hotelkeeper Awards, were announced last night at a star-studded gala ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The Merseyside Partnership (TMP) scooped the coveted 'Tourism Award' for its highly

2004-07-10 00:00:00 FEELING ENERGETIC? STILL TIME TO ENTER CUP RUN
ATTENTION! Entrants from all walks of life, from teachers to dental nurses

2004-07-10 00:00:00 DOWN ON THE FARM WITH BUSINESS LINK
MARK Edwards and his family are celebrating the success of their newly completed children

2004-07-10 00:00:00 BECKHAM WELCOMES A NEW GENERATION OF FOOTBALL IN LIVERPOOL
ENGLAND captain David Beckham has thrown his support behind the work of the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports charity. The Real Madrid Galactico welcomed the largest ever investment into the grass roots game in Liverpool, funding a new generati

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Formby Festival 2004
(Pictures)

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Royals Are Set To Open New Southport Bridge
SOUTHPORT will see Prince Edward and Countess Sophie opening Southport's new Marine Way Bridge and treated to a lunch at the Town Hall. The duo will also see the resorts latest attraction, the Eco Visitor Centre on the Esplanade. The visit will take

2004-07-10 00:00:00 BP Service Station Robbery in Southport
POLICE on Merseyside are appealing for witnesses to a robbery.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 14 Year Old Boy Robbed On Coastal Road
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information about a robbery in Southport.

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Sefton Cabbies Take Disabled Children For A Ride
SOUTHPORT'S Pleasureland was home to this years Sefton Taxi Cab Children's Day out on the Wednesday 7 July. The annual charity event once again had taxi cab drivers from all over Sefton decorating their cars and taking disabled children for a trip to the

2004-07-10 00:00:00 FITNESS FUN DAY AT SPORTING EDGE
EDGE Hill

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Liverpool Taxi Drivers 55th Blind Children's Outing
ON Thursday the 8 July, the Liverpool taxi drivers taking the children from The Royal School for the Blind and St Vincent

2004-07-10 00:00:00 ENGLAND
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2004-07-10 00:00:00 FREE DAY OUT FOR SOUTHPORT
SOUTHPORT'S Pleasureland Theme Park has come up with an extra special treat for Southport

2004-07-10 00:00:00 Formby Festival Open Despite High Winds
THE FORMBY Festival opened on Saturday 3 July open despite the high winds blowing the side shows and stalls away. This did not put of the Romans though ho came down on Saturday to the opening ceremony. Before the show started officially Ghost 2000 took

2004-07-03 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK...
1. Rivals Discovery Saturday 6pm NEW SERIES

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Safety First for Pupils
PUPILS from St Malachy's School, Dingle, launched a Road Safety Club yesterday to emphasise a special road safety day

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Drivers told to think about drink
THE deadly consequences of drivers consuming even a small amount of alcohol are being depicted in a new advertising campaign

2004-07-03 00:00:00 New Lord Mayor to focus on city's communities
A GRASS roots approach is to be taken on by Liverpool's new Lord Mayor as he focuses on the community to honour his promise that in his first year of office to recognize volunteer workers

2004-07-03 00:00:00 CROXTETH'S INDEPENDENCE DAY
TTRADITIONAL English surroundings of Croxteth Country Park in Liverpool will be transformed into an American ball park this weekend

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Joseph Cain... Next of Kin Appeal
LIVERPOOL Coroner's officers is appealing for the next of kin of a man who died in Fazakerley to come forward

2004-07-03 00:00:00 PLANS FOR NEW HOMES IN POPULAR WIRRAL LOCATION
FOLLOWING the tremendous success of the Cherry Gardens development in Hoylake, where all 22 apartments were sold off-plan, planning permission to build nine houses in the sought after and picturesque village of Thingwall, near Birkenhead have been approve

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Southport Carnival 2004
WHAT a day, not only the high winds made it hard to get into the spirit of things, but the rain looked as if it would dampen the spirit. That was not to be though as the show must go on and Southport's brave took to the streets and put on want was the bes

2004-07-03 00:00:00 WALK ON LIVERPOOL FOR A SUMMER STROLL
LIVERPOOL is launching a series of summer walks to shine a new light on the city's influence on European and world culture.

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Information Wanted About Quing Yu Kong
OFFICERS investigating the murder of Cheung Shing Cheung in Pine Court, Birkenhead, on 14 May this year, are appealing for information from the public relating to the whereabouts of a man they would like to talk to in connection

2004-07-03 00:00:00 RESEARCH INTO AGEING BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE
A STAR studded Oscars Ball and auction of prizes staged by The David McLean Group has raised

2004-07-03 00:00:00 CALL FOR LOCAL HEROES
COMMUNITIES across the country are being urged to help celebrate their 'local heroes' who have taken a stand against vandals, thugs and noisy neighbours, Home Office Minister Hazel Blears announced today.

2004-07-03 00:00:00 The Father, the fun and the Holy Spirit
LIVERPOOL'S answer to Father Ted is gracing Liverpool's top comedy festival with his own unique brand of holy humour

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Local Churches respond to CAFOD Sudan Emergency Appeal
SPECIAL humanitarian collections and fundraising events for Sudan have been taking place in Southport in response to CAFOD's emergency appeal

2004-07-03 00:00:00 energywatch launches Typetalk service to boost helpline for 18% of Southport residents
ENERGY consumers using a textphone now have their own dedicated helpline linked energywatch, the gas and electricity consumer watchdog

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Roll for Monopoly
THE twelfth Monopoly World Championship in Tokyo has formerly invited players from the Northwest to roll for big money, albeit fake, to pit their wits against the world

2004-07-03 00:00:00 LOCAL WOMAN TO CARRY OLYMPIC FLAME FOR GB
ANGELA CHAPMAN from Sefton Park, Liverpool is celebrating after being chosen to carry the Olympic flame on 26 June as part of the 2004 Olympic Torch Relay.

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Southport Jazz Festival
SADLY this was not the best of weekends for the festival. The weather meant a lot of the out door activities were cancelled or moved in to the Arts Centre. This was a dreadful shame as so much hard work and planning had gone into the festival. Despite the

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Caribbean cruise ship success For Liverpool John Lennon Airport
WITH only a handful of seats remaining on P&O Cruises

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Lottery Fund Honours War Veterans
SECOND WORLD WAR veterans from the North West are remembering comrades who didn't make it home as they return this summer with lottery support to the historic places where Britain and the Allies turned the tide of fascism

2004-07-03 00:00:00 HOSPITAL TRUST BOARD SAYS... "PLEASE NOTE!"
DUE to unforeseen circumstances the date of the Trust Board meeting in July has had to be changed:-

2004-07-03 00:00:00 JSTATE OF THE ARTS AT ST JOHN BOSCO
ST JOHN Bosco School in Liverpool has been awarded specialist arts college status, enabling it to concentrate on the performance arts sector of its teaching.

2004-07-03 00:00:00 BEACON HUNTS FOR LOCAL CHARITY HEROES
THE Beacon Fellowship has launched its search for this year's winner of the Beacon Prize. Beacon is asking the public to nominate a person they feel has made a significant contribution to charity

2004-07-03 00:00:00 SAVE OUR SCHOOLS
THIS WEEK campaign's are now underway to save schools within Sefton that have been earmarked for closure. Parents, teachers and children have now joined forces to fight what they see as an unnecessary and brutal attack on their education

2004-07-03 00:00:00 SAVE OUR SCHOOLS
THIS WEEK campaign's are now underway to save schools within Sefton that have been earmarked for closure. Parents, teachers and children have now joined forces to fight what they see as an unnecessary and brutal attack on their education

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Former Mayor Breaks Civic Fund Raising Record
THE former Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Ron Gould has smashed the civic fund raising record - thanks to some special teddy bears!

2004-07-03 00:00:00 FRESHFIELD DUNE HEATH. PUBLIC CONSULTATION REPORT PUBLISHED
THE Lancashire Wildlife Trust has completed its three-month consultation with Formby residents and local organisations over the way forward for Freshfield Dune Heath, the land next to RAF Woodvale that it purchased from the Ministry of Defence in March

2004-07-03 00:00:00 Road Rage Battle of the Sexes
IT'S not sexist, it is fact.... 'Speedy' male and 'safe' female drivers are on a collision course to in-car conflict this summer, according to a recent poll of 2000 motorists

2004-07-03 00:00:00 IGNORANCE RISKS LIVES AS THE NUMBER OF RESCUE INCIDENTS ON UK'S COAST INCREASES
NEARLY half of parents do not know that the Coastguard is an emergency service and like the Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance can be called by dialling 999 according to a Survey undertaken by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

 
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