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2004-08-28 00:00:00 Blooming delightful, except for the weather!
THE Southport Flower Show was in full bloom over 19 to the 22 August on Victoria Park. The show, despite the weather trying to put a damper on things at the start, was

2004-08-28 00:00:00 MILLIONS STILL FLOUTING MOBILE PHONE LAWS, SAYS RAC LEGAL SERVICES
OVER one third of UK drivers, that's up to 10 million motorists are still using hand-held mobile phones while driving, despite it now being illegal.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Another record breaking weekend expected at Liverpool John Lennon Airport
THE August Bank Holiday weekend is expected to be Liverpool John Lennon Airport

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Tragic Accident at Pleasureland.
A MAINTENANCE worker from Pleasureland died as he worked on the Skyride this week. A full investigation is now underway to discover how it happened. All of us at Southport Reporter offer our deepest condolences to his family and also to his colleagues at

2004-08-28 00:00:00 BOMB SCARE
YET again parts of Southport centre were were closed off on Monday following a bomb scare at Sainsbury

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Trainee photographers snap their way to top grades
A GROUP of Liverpool students from socially and economically excluded backgrounds where celebrating on Tuesday, 24 August after snapping their way to GCSE equivalent success in a social enterprise photography course.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 COASTGUARDS TAKE TO THE AIR WITH BALLOON RACE AT OPEN DAY EVENT
LOCAL families will have the opportunity to win

2004-08-28 00:00:00 FIRST NORTH WESTERN MAKES THE FINAL
"FORGET the Olympics" says Regional Train Operator First North Western in a press release sent to us this week. They are now well on track for its own set of medals. The company has been shortlisted as a finalist for two sets of prestigious awards.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Liverpool sets its sails for new horizons
ON Monday August 23 a new chapter was opened for Liverpool Sailing Club, as contractors begin to demolish their redundant clubhouse to make way for a new, state-of-the-art facility.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 STAFF WALK OVER HOT COALS TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL PARALYMPIC ATHLETE
OVER 30 Travelodge staff from the North West of England gave up their Sunday afternoon to take part in a sponsored firewalk to raise money for local paralympic athlete Mark Ecclestone. They raised over

2004-08-28 00:00:00 STAG AND HEN PARTIES NATIONAL ALCOHOL MISUSE ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN
AS summer nears an end, it spells an increase in countless stag and hen parties which hit the streets of Merseyside. With grooms and their brides-to-be parading in veils, L-plates and cheeky fancy dress, the one ingredient deemed essential to all these

2004-08-28 00:00:00 A-Level Results 2004 For Range High School
ALL of us at Southport Reporter would like to say congratulations to all the students at Range High School who took their A-Levels this year. Good Luck for the future.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 "A Million People, Running a Million Miles, Raising Millions for Charity"
HEALTH and fitness club operator David Lloyd Leisure has launched a series of mass participation mile runs across the country, aimed at getting

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Southport Flower Show 2004.
Comments continued. Please click here to read on.... Photographs on these pages are by Patrick Trollope taken over the 4 days of the show. Through rain and shine, dawn to dusk, he kept on snapping away. For last weeks report, click here.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 BT Internet-ready PC in Southport
THE Hear Here Nugent Care Society of Southport and surrounding area has, this week, been awarded an NEC internet-ready PC and an anytime 12 month connection to BT Yahoo! as part of the BT Community Connection award Scheme. In addition Microsoft office

2004-08-28 00:00:00 THE BATTLE FOR DIGITAL MAIL BEGINS
THE next evolutionary step for electronic communication, digital mail, is about to come on to the market. dmail, a British company, has appointed London-based public relations firm Chelgate Limited to prepare the launch and subsequent promotional

2004-08-28 00:00:00 LUCKY LOCALS WIN PLACE IN UK CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE Father and Son team, who are both Monopoly enthusiasts and come from the Wirral, have beaten off fierce nationwide competition and secured a place in this years 2004 UK Monopoly Championships. They are in with a chance of rolling their way to the

2004-08-28 00:00:00 THE Croxteth Hall Garden Society 24th Annual Flower Show
SUNDAY 29 from 1.00pm to 5.00pm and Monday 30 August 2004 from 11.00am to 4.30pm at Croxteth Hall & Country Park Liverpool L12 0HB

2004-08-28 00:00:00 A DECADE OF ACHIEVEMENTS
THE 10 anniversary of the death from lung cancer of entertainer Roy Castle is to be marked by a moving, two-part series on BBC Radio 4, narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP FOR A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
DO you know a group of volunteers who work tirelessly to support their local community?

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Southport Martial Arts Expert get a Kick Start
A LOCAL optician

2004-08-28 00:00:00 WATERFRONT WEEKEND FORCED INDOORS
THE weather has forced Liverpool's Waterfront Weekend indoors.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- Princess Diana
Dear Southport Reporter, As we remember Princess Diana on the seventh anniversary of her death next Tuesday (31 August 2004), it is rewarding to know that her legacy lives on through thousands of young people up and down the country.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 QUEEN TO LAUNCH MATHEW STREET FESTIVAL!
THE sound of Queen will launch Europe's largest free city centre music festival this coming Bank Holiday Monday at 11am.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 The right to know
LOCAL democracy thinktank the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) has launched a new e-publication, entitled Information is Power, explaining the law governing the access to information for the public and elected councillors.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 North West Heats, Search For A Star 2004
HEAT 4 held on the Thursday 26 August was one of the most interesting yet. Opening the night was 14 year old rising star Leah Murphy. She is too young to compete in the competition, but considering her age, by the time she is ready to enter, she will be

2004-08-28 00:00:00 WARNING SCAM EMAIL
THIS week a good old scam is back. If you get in your inbox an email from "Citibank Support" subject "ATTN: Immediate attention required" (Citi.com) delete it. Yes, it is the familiar trick of trying to get your pin and account information from your emai

2004-08-28 00:00:00 The Towering Menace of Student Halls!
AS THE Universities get ready for another influx of students this week "super halls" that accommodate up to 3,000 students have been slammed as exercises in social engineering by a leading landlord organisation.

2004-08-28 00:00:00 GCSE Results Are Out
LIFE is full of highs and lows and it is best demonstrated in education. Yes, it was that time of year again when GCSE results came out. On Thursday 26 August local schools on Merseyside were to see a huge increase in the pass rates that has also been

2004-08-20 00:00:00 http://www.southportreporter.com/150/southportreporter150-main.shtml
BAD weather hit most of the UK again making this years August the wettest on record. Sadly for the Flowershow the bad weather has all so affected it growing the show to the growing list of weather affected events this year. This how ever did not put of

2004-08-20 00:00:00 FLOWERSHOW PHOTO TASTER & VIDEO CLIP
Photos and video

2004-08-20 00:00:00  Southport's Summer Talent Showcase on Lord Street. Southport's Summer Talent Showcase on Lord Street. Week 2
FROM young children dancing to adults singing. Despite the threatening rain and the odd light splatter of rain

2004-08-20 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK
Week Saturday 21 August to Friday 27 August

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- A&E
"I read with interest your item about the visit of the Shadow Health Minister, his views are most encouraging. Likewise those of Mark Bigley who I know is working hard to

2004-08-20 00:00:00 OFFICERS GET TO THE ROOT OF CRIME PREVENTION AT SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
FOR the second year, Crime Prevention Officers from Merseyside Police will be attending the Southport Flower Show to offer advice and information about how to

2004-08-20 00:00:00 A FIRST FOR SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
FOR the first time ever at the Southport Flower Show, gardeners will be able to leave the 2004 show with super smooth hands, whatever the condition

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Heineken reveals 2004 British Olympic Games
IN an exclusive

2004-08-20 00:00:00  SAINSBURY'S BANK CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION Company provides tonic for Northwest's sick workers
THE Northwest economy is in poor health according to region reports the highest number of sick leave in the country, with a regional average of 10.1 days of absentees compared to the nationwide average of 7.2

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Southport FC V Vauxhall FC
THIS was Southport's first home game of the season in the newly created Nationwide North league and it was to be an interesting

2004-08-20 00:00:00 COMMISSION REFERS ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE
THE Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the conviction for attempted murder of Paul Blackburn to the Court

2004-08-20 00:00:00 SAINSBURY'S BANK CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE TRAVELLING OAP's
DESPITE the fact that the over Sixties are now travelling more than ever before, Sainsbury's Bank believes that they are finding it more difficult to purchase travel insurance because a

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Club in the swim with training grant
SIX members of Bootle's Fish and Tiddlers Swimming Club will be taking the plunge to become fully qualified swimming instructors, thanks to a

2004-08-20 00:00:00  Letters to Editor:- "Southport Reporter Pictures"
"Dear Sir, I have just been looking at the pictures you have published, and what

2004-08-20 00:00:00 The Manchester Airport Success Story
MANCHESTER Airport has seen more than one million 'no frills' passengers travel through its terminals in the last year, some

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Record A Level results welcomed?
THIS week as A Level results came out with an increase of 0.8% The results published show that the overall A Level pass rate is now 96% up from 95.4% last year and questions are now being asked as to just how high the standards really are. School Standard

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Morrissey Adds extra dates to tour
ON THURSDAY 9 September will see Morrissey at the Liverpool

2004-08-20 00:00:00 HANDBAG SNATCH - NEVILLE STREET, SOUTHPORT
MERSEYSIDE Police are now appealing for information about a handbag snatch in

2004-08-20 00:00:00 SOAP STORYLINE HELPS RAISE AWARENESS OF BOWEL CANCER
ALL eyes at Colon Cancer Concern, the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, will be on ITV1's soap opera Emmerdale this Wednesday 18 August when one of its leading characters tells the programme's

2004-08-20 00:00:00 THE MAKER (Glenmuir Club Professional Championship.)
LOSTWITHIEL pro' Tony Nash left it late, but victory was no less sweet on Friday 13 August, when he scooped the

2004-08-20 00:00:00 ARE YOU THE OLDEST FISH FRYER IN THE COUNTRY?
AS the national Fish and Chip Shop of the Year competition reaches fever pitch, organisers, the Sea Fish Industry Authority are launching an appeal to find the oldest fish fryer

2004-08-20 00:00:00 125 years of the lights fantastic!
SEPTEMBER 3 this year marks the 125th anniversary of one of Britain

2004-08-20 00:00:00 MAKE SURE YOUR COVER IS WATERTIGHT
ROYAL LIVER has warned homeowners to make sure they are protected against flood damage in the light of recent persistent heavy downpour in the weather across the

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Quest for cultured cabbies
THE hunt is on for Liverpool's most cultured cabbies in time for 2008, when the city becomes European Capital of Culture

2004-08-20 00:00:00 DON'T GET OUT DEPTH WARNS RAC
THE severe, wet and stormy weather continuing to affect much of the country, has left many motorists stranded and needing to call for assistance to flood-damaged vehicles, said

2004-08-20 00:00:00 See "Tramp Attack" live... In Liverpool.
IT'S the "Tramp Attack" on Saturday 4 September at the Carling

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Police Warning... Bogus Letters
MERSEYSIDE Police are warning residents in Southport to be on the look out for bogus letters which are falling through

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Council proposes Community Charters
LIVERPOOL residents are to be given new guarantees about the quality of the city council's

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Innocent Drinks Visited OUR winners!
ON Wednesday the winners of the Innocent drinks competition got a visit from a unusual drinks van. The British

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Volunteer Helpliners needed for the Child Death Helpline
DO you have personal experience of losing a child?

2004-08-20 00:00:00 A-Level Results
YES it is that time of year yet again... We have to say "Congratulations to all of the students who took there AS and

2004-08-20 00:00:00  - COMPETITION - THE MINISTRY OF SOUND IN LIVERPOOL 2004......
WE have 2 pairs of VIP tickets to give away to... SMOOVE @ VELVET LOUNGE, LIVERPOOL VELVET LOUNGE on

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Heat 3 of N.W. Search For A Star 2004.
WELL the acts this week were amazing. This week some of the acts could not make it due to the weather, but the ones who did made this one of the best nights ever and a headache for the judges... I was so sorry to see

2004-08-20 00:00:00  BAD WEATHER HITS FLOWERSHOW
BAD weather hit most of the UK again making this years August the wettest on record. Sadly for the Flowershow the bad weather has all so affected it growing the show to

2004-08-20 00:00:00 THE MAKER
LOSTWITHIEL pro' Tony Nash left it late, but victory was no less sweet on Friday 13 August, when he scooped the

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Southport FC V Vauxhall FC
THIS was Southport's first home game of the season in the newly created Nationwide North league and it was to be an intersting match.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Morrissey Adds extra dates to tour
ON THURSDAY 9 September will see Morrissey at the Liverpool Royal Court. For tickets ring:- 0151 709 4321 or 0151 256 5555. Then on Friday 10 September at the Preston Guildhall. For tickets ring:- 01772 258858 or 0161 832 1111

2004-08-20 00:00:00 See "Tramp Attack" live... In Liverpool.
IT'S the "Tramp Attack" on Saturday 4 September at the Carling Academy Liverpool on Hotham Street. They are proforming with the "747's".

2004-08-20 00:00:00 SOAP STORYLINE HELPS RAISE AWARENESS OF BOWEL CANCER
ALL eyes at Colon Cancer Concern, the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, will be on ITV1's soap opera Emmerdale this Wednesday 18 August when one of its leading characters tells the programme's 10 million viewers that she has bowel cancer.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Innocent Drinks Visited OUR winners!
ON Wednesday the winners of the Innocent drinks competition got a visit from a unusual drinks van. The British Lawnmower museum said they would mow the van's grass or the Innocent Drink team so the team paid them a visit delivering boxes of drinks and

2004-08-20 00:00:00 DON'T GET OUT DEPTH WARNS RAC
THE severe, wet and stormy weather continuing to affect much of the country, has left many motorists stranded and needing to call for assistance to flood-damaged vehicles, said:- motoring organisation RAC.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 A FIRST FOR SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
FOR the first time ever at the Southport Flower Show, gardeners will be able to leave the 2004 show with super smooth hands, whatever the condition of their green fingers to start!

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Volunteer Helpliners needed for the Child Death Helpline
Could you offer a listening ear to others who have been affected by the death of a child? Ongoing training and support provided.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 OFFICERS GET TO THE ROOT OF CRIME PREVENTION AT SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
FOR the second year, Crime Prevention Officers from Merseyside Police will be attending the Southport Flower Show to offer advice and information about how to keep your garden safe

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Police Warning... Bogus Letters
MERSEYSIDE Police are warning residents in Southport to be on the look out for bogus letters which are falling through the letterboxes of houses.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 ARE YOU THE OLDEST FISH FRIER IN THE COUNTRY?
AS the national Fish and Chip Shop of the Year competition reaches fever pitch, organisers, the Sea Fish Industry Authority are launching an appeal to find the oldest fish fryer in Britain.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 125 years of the lights fantastic!
SEPTEMBER 3 this year marks the 125th anniversary of one of Britain

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Council proposes Community Charters
LIVERPOOL residents are to be given new guarantees about the quality of the city council's services.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 The Manchester Airport Success Story
MANCHESTER Airport has seen more than one million 'no frills' passengers travel through its terminals in the last year, some paying less than

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Heineken reveals 2004 British Olympic Games
IN an exclusive survey for Heineken, an official sponsor of the British Olympic Association and Team GB, only five per cent of British Olympians have given their views on what would make the 2004 Olympic Games even better for them, along with winning at

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Quest for cultured cabbies
THE hunt is on for Liverpool's most cultured cabbies in time for 2008, when the city becomes European Capital of Culture.

2004-08-20 00:00:00  SAINSBURY'S BANK CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION Company provides tonic for Northwest's sick workers
THE Northwest economy is in poor health according to region reports the highest number of sick leave in the country, with a regional average of 10.1 days of absentees compared to the nationwide average of 7.2 days taken off last year.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 HANDBAG SNATCH - NEVILLE STREET, SOUTHPORT
MERSEYSIDE Police are now appealing for information about a handbag snatch in Southport. At about 1:10pm on Thursday 22 July, a 15 year old girl and her friend were in Neville Street, Southport when three men approached from behind. One man snatched the

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Heat 3 of N.W. Search For A Star 2004.
WELL the acts this week were amazing. This week some of the acts could not make it due to the weather, but the ones who did made this one of the best nights ever and a headache for the judges... I was so sorry to see the acts that did not get picked leave

2004-08-20 00:00:00  Letters to Editor:- "Southport Reporter Pictures"
"Dear Sir, I have just been looking at the pictures you have published, and what wonderful pictures they are.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 THE MINISTRY OF SOUND IN LIVERPOOL 2004......
WE have 2 pairs of VIP tickets to give away to... SMOOVE @ VELVET LOUNGE, LIVERPOOL VELVET LOUNGE on Bold Street in Liverpool City Centre. The gig is on BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2004 from 9PM to 2:30AM.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 MAKE SURE YOUR COVER IS WATERTIGHT
ROYAL LIVER has warned homeowners to make sure they are protected against flood damage in the light of recent persistent heavy downpour in the weather across the country.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Letters to Editor:- A&E
"I read with interest your item about the visit of the Shadow Health Minister, his views are most encouraging. Likewise those of Mark Bigley who I know is working hard to achieve the return of the Children A&E.

2004-08-20 00:00:00 Record A Level results welcomed?
THIS week as A Level results came out with an increase of 0.8% The results published show that the overall A Level pass rate is now 96% up from 95.4% last year and questions are now being asked as to just how high the standards really are. School Standard

2004-08-20 00:00:00 A-Level Results
YES it is that time of year yet again... We have to say "Congratulations to all of the students who took there AS and A-Levels this year." We were went along to Range High School on Thursday to see the students getting their results The students at

2004-08-20 00:00:00 FLOWERSHOW PHOTO TASTER & VIDEO CLIP
Photographs by Patrick Trollope

2004-08-20 00:00:00  Southport's Summer Talent Showcase on Lord S Southport's Summer Talent Showcase on Lord Street. Week 2 Southport's Summ
FROM young children dancing to adults singing. Despite the threatening rain and the odd light splatter of rain drops the show was a massive success on Saturday 14 August. Well done to all who performers on Saturday......

2004-08-20 00:00:00  BAD WEATHER HITS FLOWERSHOW
BAD weather hit most of the UK again making this years August the wettest on record. Sadly for the Flowershow the bad weather has all so affected it growing the show to the growing list of weather affected events this year. This how ever did not put

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004, Week 1
THE first of this years Talent Showcases was held on Saturday 7 August. The event is now becoming a traditional event for the town. Organised by ABD Productions and the Town Hall Garden Caf

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Woodvale Rally 2004
THE Woodvale Rally this year was a massive success thanks to the fantastic weather on Saturday with the attendance being reported to

2004-08-14 00:00:00  Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004... Week 1
Photos...

2004-08-14 00:00:00 'Clea' to Rock and Role at Southport Pleasureland!
'Clea' to Rock and Role at Southport Pleasureland!

2004-08-14 00:00:00 ST HELENS SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART IN SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVA
16 SCHOOLS from around St Helens take to the stage for the Shakespeare Schools Festival

2004-08-14 00:00:00 BUS COMPANY LAUNCHES SHOPPING OLYMPICS
AS OUR athletes battle it out in Athens, local bus company, Arriva, is launching a campaign to bring Olympic-style shopping feats to

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Do you have a band?
ANYONE reading our news service should know by now that we now have our very own radio

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Tennis for all cash boost
ANYONE for tennis? Families in the Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland and Waterloo areas of Liverpool are being provided with their first ever

2004-08-14 00:00:00 WINDOWS WITH OPPORTUNITIES
CAREERS in the glass and glazing industry are promoted by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF)'s careers leaflet which gives guidance on career opportunities within

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Student Jobs Bolstered by RNID
TO ALL DEAF STUDENTS... are you worried about how to earn money when you return to University? Are you looking for a job that you can

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Tenants consulted on future of council homes
LIVERPOOL'S council tenants are being urged to have their say on the future of their homes in a project called:- "Your Home, Your Future"

2004-08-14 00:00:00 FIRST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIME STRATEGY PUBLISHED
A blueprint to crackdown on the trade in fake goods was launched today by Industry Minister, Jacqui Smith, as she

2004-08-14 00:00:00 RED HOT CALL CHARGES
OMBUDSMAN Elizabeth France has highlighted the need for greater public awareness of the costs of using a UK mobile

2004-08-14 00:00:00 QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE AND CORONATION STREET STARS JOIN THE TRUCKFEST FUN!
CORONATION STREET'S 'Simon Gregson & Suranne Jones', (cory's Steve & Karen MacDonald) will be visiting the North West's Greatest Truck Show 'Truckfesst North West' at

2004-08-14 00:00:00 A Amazing Behind the Scenes Studio Tours!!!!!!!
A chance to see what goes on in the Conservation Centre's state of the art studios, where all sorts of different items from

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Irish Travelers to photograph community life
IRISH travelers living in Merseyside have been given the opportunity to document their lives as part of an exhibition, exploring the everyday experiences and

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SPEEDY GROWTH FOR AWARD WINNING HIRE FIRM
FOLLOWING its latest acquisition, the UK's leading tool and equipment hire provider, Speedy Hire Plc, has welcomed its 2500th

2004-08-14 00:00:00 WE NEED YOU HELP!
PLEASE can our readers, and that includes you... yes you... Please let us know what type of sports

2004-08-14 00:00:00 69 Year old Birthday Jumper
A 69 YEAR OLD man from Merseyside is to celebrate his 70th birthday by

2004-08-14 00:00:00 BABY BOOM AT LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT
2004 has seen a 'baby boom' at Liverpool John Lennon Airport following the recent arrival of the sixth baby to staff employed in the Airport Company's

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Southport's Blind Society goes UP, UP AND AWAY IN INCE BLUNDELL
EIGHT visually impaired people took to the dark skies around Formby last night, courtesy of Ince Blundell Flying

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Carling Academy
AT the Carling Academy Liverpool, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool on

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SUCCESS FOR LOCAL Southport & Formby STUDENTS!
SOUTHPORT and Formby students who graduated from Edge Hill College of Higher Education this year included:- Alan Wood, 46, Southport. He graduated with

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Local Licensee off on a Mini Adventure
A LUCKY Birkenhead licensee is celebrating after having scooped a top prize thanks to a Castlemaine XXXX competition.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW BOOKS ITS PLACE IN HISTORY
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW is booking its place in history with a permanent reminder of its 75 years as the largest independent show in

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Liverbird Festival craft activities
THE Liverpool Museum, William Brown Street,

2004-08-14 00:00:00 FREE EMPLOYMENT ADVICE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
THE 230,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in Merseyside have only until 10

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Reforms welcomed by TUC
Reforms welcomed by TUC

2004-08-14 00:00:00 MAYOR JOINS IN NURSERIES GRADUATION EXCITEMENT
THE Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Roderick, will present children from the Wonderland Nurseries with commemorative scrolls

2004-08-14 00:00:00 EDEXCEL MARKS MORE THAN 1M EXAM SCRIPTS ONSCREEN
NEXT week marks the end of the frets and nightmares for many A' level students as the results will be turned out to produce the next generation of prospective university students and

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Noah is a winning Mucky Pup....!
NOAH TOBIAH KINVIG aged 14 months from Aigburth, Liverpool has got reason to smile - his messy mealtime grin has earned him runner up prize in a competition to find the nation's 'Muckiest Pup'.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Heat 2 Search for a Star 2004.
AGAIN a thunderous start to yet anouther week Heats, both inside and out. Heat 2 of the 2004 North West Search For A Star commenced with rising star Jade Cotgrave. She did an

2004-08-14 00:00:00  Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004, Week 1... Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004, Week 1... Starshop Fashion Starshop Fa
THE first of this years Talent Showcases was held on Saturday 7 August. The event is now becoming a traditional event for the town. Organised

2004-08-14 00:00:00 EDEXCEL MARKS MORE THAN 1M EXAM SCRIPTS ONSCREEN
NEXT week marks the end of the frets and nightmares for many A' level students as the results will be turned out to produce the next generation of prospective university students and employees across the country

2004-08-14 00:00:00 A NETHERTON PUPIL IS AWARDED WITH CITIZENSHIP AWARD
11 YEAR OLD pupil Tony Hughes has been awarded with Vernons annual Citizenship Award, following duties he has carried out at Netherton Park Primary School's Student Council.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Noah is a winning Mucky Pup....!
NOAH TOBIAH KINVIG aged 14 months from Aigburth, Liverpool has got reason to smile - his messy mealtime grin has earned him runner up prize in a competition to find the nation's 'Muckiest Pup'.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 BUS COMPANY LAUNCHES SHOPPING OLYMPICS
AS OUR athletes battle it out in Athens, local bus company, Arriva, is launching a campaign to bring Olympic-style shopping feats to Merseyside

2004-08-14 00:00:00 QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE AND CORONATION STREET STARS JOIN THE TRUCKFEST FUN!
CORONATION STREET'S 'Simon Gregson & Suranne Jones', (cory's Steve & Karen MacDonald) will be visiting the North West's Greatest Truck Show 'Truckfesst North West' at Haydock Park on Saturday 18th September

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SUCCESS FOR LOCAL Southport & Formby STUDENTS!
SOUTHPORT and Formby students who graduated from Edge Hill College of Higher Education this year included:- Alan Wood, 46, Southport. He graduated with a 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Design and Technology; Jonathan Forshaw, 24, Formby. He graduated with a 2:1 BSc

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Tennis for all cash boost
ANYONE for tennis? Families in the Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland and Waterloo areas of Liverpool are being provided with their first ever experience of the sport in a joint initiative between the Community Foundation for Merseyside and Waterloo Lawn Tennis

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Student Jobs Bolstered by RNID
TO ALL DEAF STUDENTS... are you worried about how to earn money when you return to University? Are you looking for a job that you can fit around your studies? Did you know that if you have a typing speed of at least 65wpm you can become an electronic note

2004-08-14 00:00:00 A Amazing Behind the Scenes Studio Tours!!!!!!!
A chance to see what goes on in the Conservation Centre's state of the art studios, where all sorts of different items from the collections from motorbikes to tapestries and from paintings to pots are preserved by specialists

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Liverbird Festival craft activities
THE Liverpool Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, 0151 478 4393 Craft activities in association with the RSPB. Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Thursday 12, Friday 13 & Sunday 15 August,

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Southport's Blind Society goes UP, UP AND AWAY IN INCE BLUNDELL
EIGHT visually impaired people took to the dark skies around Formby last night, courtesy of Ince Blundell Flying Club

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Art Base at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight
THE LADY Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, 0151 478 4136 www.ladyleverartgallery.org.uk Free arty activities for children of all ages are available from the Artbase, including an animal picture trail around the gallery, jigsaws and coloring in fun.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 ST HELENS SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART IN SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVA
16 SCHOOLS from around St Helens take to the stage for the Shakespeare Schools Festival

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Tenants consulted on future of council homes
LIVERPOOL'S council tenants are being urged to have their say on the future of their homes in a project called:- "Your Home, Your Future".

2004-08-14 00:00:00 MAYOR JOINS IN NURSERIES GRADUATION EXCITEMENT
THE Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Roderick, will present children from the Wonderland Nurseries with commemorative scrolls at a special graduation ceremony today

2004-08-14 00:00:00 RED HOT CALL CHARGES
OMBUDSMAN Elizabeth France has highlighted the need for greater public awareness of the costs of using a UK mobile phone abroad

2004-08-14 00:00:00 WE NEED YOU HELP!
PLEASE can our readers, and that includes you... yes you... Please let us know what type of sports you want us to cover in the future. Also we would like to know if you have a team you want us to feature. If you do have a team then email us at:- sports

2004-08-14 00:00:00 BBQ to Save School
DESPITE the ill-fated St. John's Primary School, Denmark Street, Waterloo being earmarked for closure next year, the local community continues to fight on in its bid to save the building.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 FIRST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIME STRATEGY PUBLISHED
A blueprint to crackdown on the trade in fake goods was launched today by Industry Minister, Jacqui Smith, as she unveiled the UK's first intellectual property crime strategy.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 69 Year old Birthday Jumper
A 69 YEAR OLD man from Merseyside is to celebrate his 70th birthday by jumping from a plane. His son has organised the unusual gift which, takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise money for the charity and to allow his father to fulfil

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Reforms welcomed by TUC
TUC Learning Services North West has welcomed apprenticeship reforms announced by the government where new apprenticeships are to be increased in the working environment.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 BABY BOOM AT LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT
2004 has seen a 'baby boom' at Liverpool John Lennon Airport following the recent arrival of the sixth baby to staff employed in the Airport Company's Management Offices.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 THE RESULT OF OUR "IT'S JUICED AN INNOCENT OFFICE COMPETITION 2004!"
Congratulations to our winners in the Innocent Drinks promotion. Your museum, the National Lawnmower Museum will get the Grass Drinks Van heading your way next week. Innocent did ask if their is any chance the lawn needs a quick trim, they will take

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Irish Travelers to photograph community life
IRISH travelers living in Merseyside have been given the opportunity to document their lives as part of an exhibition, exploring the everyday experiences and issues that affect Traveler communities throughout the north west of England.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW BOOKS ITS PLACE IN HISTORY
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW is booking its place in history with a permanent reminder of its 75 years as the largest independent show in the country.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004... Week 1
Photos by Patrick Trollope

2004-08-14 00:00:00 SPEEDY GROWTH FOR AWARD WINNING HIRE FIRM
FOLLOWING its latest acquisition, the UK's leading tool and equipment hire provider, Speedy Hire Plc, has welcomed its 2500th employee to the fold. The most recent acquisition has extended coverage in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Heat 2 Search for a Star 2004
AGAIN a thunderous start to yet anouther week Heats, both inside and out. Heat 2 of the 2004 North West Search For A Star commenced with rising star Jade Cotgrave. She did an amazing performance with a very powerful voice that stunned the audience and

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Local Licensee off on a Mini Adventure
A LUCKY Birkenhead licensee is celebrating after having scooped a top prize thanks to a Castlemaine XXXX competition.

2004-08-14 00:00:00 Woodvale Rally 2004
THE Woodvale Rally this year was a massive success thanks to the fantastic weather on Saturday with the attendance being reported to be up to 30% up on other shows. This make this years rally the best yet, despite a drop in crowds on the Sunday, yet again

2004-08-14 00:00:00 'Clea' to Rock and Role at Southport Pleasureland!
ROCK FM road show hit Pleasureland on Saturday 7 August with well-known acts like Clea, Heat, Black Manalishi and Black Moth. All of them took to a stage specially erected on the amusement park car park. The event was broadcasted across the airwaves and

2004-08-14 00:00:00  Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004, Week 1... Starshop Fashion Showcase 2004, Week 1... Starshop Fashion Showcas
THE first of this years Talent Showcases was held on Saturday 7 August. The event is now becoming a traditional event for the town. Organised by ABD Productions and the Town Hall Garden Caf

2004-08-07 00:00:00 BAD WEATHER HITS MERSEYSIDE
BAD weather hit most of Merseyside and the rest of the UK this week causing flooding and disruption. One happy chap shouted out to us as we were taking photographs of the floods, "We do not need sundials, just measuring jugs!"

2004-08-07 00:00:00 SUCCESS FOR MERSEYSIDE STUDENTS
THIS YEAR'S Merseyside students who graduated from Edge Hill College of Higher Education this year included:-

2004-08-07 00:00:00 Local
DOREEN FLANAGAN of Bootle, Merseyside has been nominated for the Dettol Community Nurse of the Year Award 2004, which was launched nationwide on June 10 by Dr Chris Steele, This Morning

2004-08-07 00:00:00 Speke to Sparkle!
A THREE day clean-up which will see a blitz on litter and graffiti in grot spots of Speke will take place later this month.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 This week... posters go up in Southport's Pubs & Clubs...
THIS week thousands of posters and flyers have gone out over Southport to warn nightclub and pub goes not to get drunk. Over the last year the image of Southport has been damaged repeatedly due to incidents related to drinking in excess and the police

2004-08-07 00:00:00 LIVERPOOL GIRL WINS TOP MODELLING COMPETITION
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Jade Teague, from Garston, has proved to be a cut above the rest in the North of England final of the prestigious Face of Saks 2005 modelling competition.

2004-08-07 00:00:00  Search for A Star North West Heats... Search for A Star North West Heats... Boomerang This?
THIS week began the Search for A Star North West Heats after the tough grilling of auditions, interviews and warm-ups in which now the finals test their fortitude and to impress the prospective audience.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 GO ON SAFARI WITH HENSHAWS!
LIVE insects, skeletons and life-like animals will all form part of a new summer-long project housed in the brand new Safari School Education Centre at Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot. The aim is to raise awareness of the animal world and how people with

2004-08-07 00:00:00 
SPORT England, the strategic lead for sport in England, today announced that it has invested a landmark

2004-08-07 00:00:00 Region Gains Innovation Boost
THE north west of England will benefit from a

2004-08-07 00:00:00 
A Merseyside family's part in the fight against fascism in Europe is among the important contributions to Britain's wartime effort being marked this summer through the Lottery

2004-08-07 00:00:00 SWITCHED ON THIS WEEK... THE BEST BITS ON UK TV
1. Working the Thames Discovery, Saturday 6pm. NEW SERIES.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 QE2 Launches Mathew Street Festival
THE most famous ship in the world will make music to launch Europe's largest free city centre music festival. The Mathew Street Festival is to be officially launched at 11am on August Bank Holiday Monday (August 30) to the sound of the QE2's hooter as it

2004-08-07 00:00:00 Big Brother Grand Finale
THIS WEEK sees the television moment that everyone has been waiting for-the grand finale of Big Brother 5! The nation will finally discover who has triumphed after spending the summer locked away from the outside world, and to celebrate customers

2004-08-07 00:00:00 NEW HEADACHE TO EMPLOYERS AND THEIR LIABILITY INSURANCE
STANDARDS of the work place again are under scrutiny warn Liverpool based law firm Weightmans as stress management of employees is focused on working conditions ahead of the forthcoming Health and Safety Executive review.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 One off show for Renowned Rastafarian poet
WHAT does a Doctor, a psychologist, a marketing officer and a Rastafarian poet all have in common? Well, for one night only they will all be together under the roof of Britain's biggest cathedral to perform a specially commissioned show called 'Sacred

2004-08-07 00:00:00 YOUR SILVER STARS FROM ACROSS BRITAIN TAKE TO THE STAGE!
THE Grand UK Final of YOURS Silver Stars took place on July 28 to a packed out Southport Theatre.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 Itinerary 4 The Black Prince
AS we promised last week this is the Black Prince SUMMER 2005 to WINTER 2005 program.

2004-08-07 00:00:00 600 CO-OP DIVIDEND HELPS COMMUNITY GARDEN GROW
THE CO-OPERATIVE GROUP is helping a community garden grow with a

2004-08-07 00:00:00 FOR OUR READERS & MORE!
THIS week we have been hard at work putting the last parts of programming up on our lasts additions to Mersey Reporter. The new additions will be included on the main page next Saturday

2004-08-07 00:00:00 COASTGUARDS WARN PARENTS TO WATCH CHILDREN AFTER A RASH OF MISSING CHILDREN AROUND UK COAST
AS August is set to be the busiest month of the year on UK beaches, Coastguards around the UK were busy in the first weekend of the month, coordinating 319 search and rescue incidents, many involving missing children on the coast. On 1st August alone, Dov

2004-08-07 00:00:00 IT'S JUICED AN INNOCENT OFFICE COMPETITION 2004!
JUICED a quick introduction to Innocent Drinks... They are a little juice company, that make nice, fresh drinks that help people to be healthy. Pure and unadulterated, they are naturally great tasting!

2004-08-07 00:00:00 BAD WEATHER HITS MERSEYSIDE
BAD weather hit most of Merseyside and the rest of the UK this week causing flooding and disruption. One happy chap shouted out to us as we were taking photographs of the floods, "We do not need sundials, just measuring jugs!"

 
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