Country House Restaurant & Hotel Closed
AFTER 40 years service to the community
and tourism trade on Merseyside, the sad news has been released that the Tree
Tops Country House Restaurant and Hotel In Formby, has now closed it's doors for
the last time on 9 January 2011, due to the owners retirement. As a result the
owners have instructed a local Southport firm, Lancashire Estates, to conduct
the auction of the entire contents and effects, to the public, via their auction
division Lot 21. Over the years the hotel has been the location of many wedding
parties and celebrations, book signings and business meetings, so it will be
missed by all who used it. But if you are one of the many people who have fond
memories of the restaurant and hotel, then this is your chance to have buy a bit
of local history! We have been informed that the auction will be taking place at
the Tree Tops Country House, located on the Southport Old Road, Formby, L37 0AB,
on Saturday, 28 January 2012. For full details of times and for a catalogue go
lot21.co.uk or call:- 07875 164977. A
spokesman for Lot 21 said that:- "Viewing and registration are essential,
should you be intending to go. Businesses and private individuals will be
welcome to place bids, but you must visit our website or call us for more
information first." If you used the hotel and have any memories of the
property over its years as the Tree Tops, we would love to hear them, especially
if you have any photos as well. Please email our newsroom via:-
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know today!
rebate email warning in run-up to tax deadline
THE HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are
warning taxpayers not to fall victim to ‘phishing’ emails sent out
by fraudsters in the run-up to the self-assessment deadline of 31 January 2011.
The email tells the recipient they are due a tax rebate, and provides a link to
a clone of HMRC’s website where the recipient is asked to give their credit card
or bank details. Fraudsters then try to take money from the account using the
details provided. Victims risk having their bank accounts emptied and their
personal details sold on to other organised criminal gangs.
In the last 3 months, HMRC has helped shut down 185 websites that were
responsible for sending out the fake tax rebate emails.
Joan Wood, Director of HMRC Online and Digital said:- "We only ever
contact customers who are due a tax refund in writing by post. We currently
don’t use telephone calls, emails or external companies in these circumstances.
If anyone receives an email claiming to be from HMRC, please send it to:-
email@example.com before deleting it permanently. HMRC will do everything
possible to ensure those people receiving this email know what steps to take to
protect their information, and we are working closely with other law enforcement
agencies to target the criminals behind this serious crime and see them brought
HMRC thoroughly investigates phishing attacks and works with other law
enforcement agencies in the UK and overseas. Scam networks have previously been
shut down in various countries, including Austria, Mexico, the UK, South Korea,
the USA, Thailand and Japan. HMRC strongly advises customers to:-
► Check the advice published
online to see if the email you have
received is listed.
► Forward suspicious
to HMRC and then delete it from your computer/mail account.
► Do not click on websites, links contained in
suspicious emails or open attachments.
► Follow advice from
If you have reason to believe that you have been the victim of an email scam,
report the matter to your bank/card issuer as soon as possible. If in
doubt please check with
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