August 30, 2014

Southport 0 Barnet 2

After a three game unbeaten run Southport came back down to earth with a home defeat to highflying Barnet at the Merseyrail Community Stadium this afternoon.

Goals from Cook and Akinde in the first half gave Barnet the win.

Southport

01 Lloyd-Weston
05 Collins
06 Foster (Mitchell - 72' )
15 Connor
03 Fitzpatrick
13 Gorman
04 Kay
08 George Booked
07 Evans (Rutherford - 63' )
09 Hattersley (Marsden - 63' )
10 Brodie Booked

Substitutes
12 Lynch
16 Rutherford
18 Marsden
20 Smith
22 Mitchell

Barnet
01 Stack Booked
06 Stephens
03 Johnson
05 N'Gala
02 Yiadom Booked
08 Weston
16 Vilhete (Muggleton - 64' )
14 Togwell
11 Cook (Gambin - 83' )
09 Akinde
10 MacDonald (Saville - 69' )

Substitutes
04 Saville
15 Villa Lopez
17 Muggleton
18 Gambin
20 Nurse

Ref: Darren England
Att: 909

Pictures Later

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August 30, 2014

Breathe Easy Group Enjoy Day In Skipton

Thirty members of Breathe-Easy Sefton North enjoyed a memorable day out in Skipton on Wednesday, 27th August.

The group is made up of people suffering various lung conditions, who meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Dove Centre in Formby.

Also on the third Wednesday of the month, the group's lunch club meets at various venues throughout the area.

New members are always welcome. Contact Simon on 07552182032.

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August 30, 2014

Threat-level from international terrorism increased




Home Secretary announces change from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE.

The Home Secretary announced that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has changed the threat level from international terrorism from substantial to severe.

This means a terrorist attack is highly likely, although there is no intelligence to suggest that one is imminent.

The official threat level informs security professionals across the public and private sectors as they make decisions about the appropriate level of protection in place across the UK.

JTACs judgements are made on the basis of the latest intelligence and are independent of Ministers.

Announcing the change, Home Secretary Theresa May said:

The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West. Some of these plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts.

The first and most important duty of government is the protection of the British people. We have already taken steps to amend our powers and increase our capabilities for dealing with the developing terrorist threats we face. That process will continue and the British public should be in no doubt that we will take the strongest possible action to protect our national security.

We face a real and serious threat in the UK from international terrorism. I would urge the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police.

The threat-levels

There are five levels of threat:

Critical - an attack is expected imminently.
Severe - an attack is highly likely.
Substantial - an attack is a strong possibility.
Moderate - an attack is possible but not likely.
Low - an attack is unlikely.
What should you do?

Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism, look out for suspicious bags on public transport or any other potential signs of terrorist activity.

But they should not let the fear of terrorism stop them from going about their day-to-day life as normal. The risk of being caught up in a terrorist attack is very low

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August 30, 2014

Fundraising ‘sign of the times’ at St Anne’s Church



Work's finally started on long awaited repairs to St Anne's RC church roof.

And in a novel 'thank you' move, a board was erected yesterday morning that'll publicly thank donors for backing the appeal for funds that's already hit an impressive 24,000 since its launch a few months ago.



Said Phil Wilkinson from the roof aid appeal committee: "The Church has actually started the 'First Aid' phase of the church roof.

"It isn't visible from the road, but round the back in the graveyard the tower is now surrounded by scaffolding



"Our fundraising total was 24k at the start of the summer, and all donors will be publicly acknowledged on the new board near the church entrance."

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August 30, 2014

Wanted sex offender

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.



Byrom Cross, also known as Biaron, 24 years is wanted for a breach of his notification requirements after failing to tell police about a change of address.

Cross was living at an address in Darwen but has now left the address. He also has connections to the Preston area.

Cross was sentenced to 32 months in prison in July 2010 after he was convicted of sexual activity with a girl under 16. He was also given a Sexual Offences Prevention for 10 years, ordered to sign the sex offenders register and disqualified from working with children.

He is subject to regular monitoring and checks but has failed to tell police about the change of address.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire McEnery, of Lancashire Constabularys Public Protection Unit, said: We take any breach of notification requirements very seriously and I would urge anyone with information on where he might be to contact us. I would also urge Cross himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 where details can be passed to the DASO (Dangerous and Sexual Offenders) Unit at East.

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August 30, 2014

Key Stage 2 Results Best Ever In Lancashire




Lancashire's lead member for schools praises children for Key Stage 2 results

County Councillor Nikki Hennessy, lead member for schools, said: "This year's Key Stage 2 results for 11-year-olds are Lancashire's best ever. I am absolutely delighted and very proud of our primary school children.

"Provisional results show that 80% of pupils in Lancashire have gained a level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics combined, which is an improvement of around 3% on last year. The progress that pupils make at school also improved, with over 90% of pupils making at least the expected progress between the ages of 7 and 11.

"Lancashire's performance remains above the national averages for all the key measures and I think the results are a ! tribute to our primary school staff, parents, and of course the children themselves.

"Lancashire County Council staff support almost all of our primary schools so I am very pleased that they are helping them to lay such good foundations for pupils' secondary education."

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August 30, 2014

Appeal after elderly man burgled in Lostock Hall



POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly man had cash stolen from his home in Lostock Hall.

The incident happened between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 28 August on Marina Grove.

It is believed that someone forced access to the property via a door at the rear of the house, whilst the 85 year old home owner was upstairs.

They made a search of the downstairs rooms and it is believed 1,000 in cash was taken.

PC Kate Lacki of Preston Police said: This is a despicable crime committed against a vulnerable elderly person in their own home. I would appeal to anyone in the local community who has witnessed a male and female knocking on doors in this area, at or around this time, to come forward to police or phone Crimestoppers and help us to catch those involved."

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime reference CL1407719 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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August 30, 2014

Talk by Dr Innes McCartney

The historical archaeology of WW1 U-boat wrecks Looks at how diving wrecks of this period has fundamentally changed our understanding of how Britain fought the U-boats.

Wreck diving adventures A slide/video show of some of the best wreck dives I have filmed over the years, looking at wrecks from Jutland, Operation Deadlight, HSK Komet and HMHS Britannic.

Innes McCartney is a maritime historian and archaeologist specialising in the naval shipwrecks of the 20th century. Over the last two decades Innes has been at the forefront of the discovery of many shipwrecks from this period in the waters around northern Europe.



He has been particularly active in reinterpreting the U-boat losses of both world wars by finding the wrecks and challenging the assumptions upon which they were originally thought to have been sunk. Innes has also been at the forefront of discovery of the shipwrecks of the Battle of Jutland and the campaign for their ongoing protection.

An author of several published volumes on shipwrecks and submarines, Innes has also co-produced and appeared in several television documentaries covering elements of his work.

The historical archaeology of WW1 U-boat wrecks Looks at how diving wrecks of this period has fundamentally changed our understanding of how Britain fought the U-boats.

Wreck diving adventures A slide/video show of some of the best wreck dives I have filmed over the years, looking at wrecks from Jutland, Operation Deadlight, HSK Komet and HMHS Britannic.

Sunday 28th Sept 2014. 7pm til 10pm
(Doors open at 6.30pm)

Venue : Southport Salvation Army Citadel, Shakespeare Rd, Southport, PR8 5AJ
Hosted By: Southport BSAC

Sunday 28th Sept 2014. 7pm til 10pm
(Doors open at 6.30pm)
Venue : Southport Salvation Army Citadel, Shakespeare Rd, Southport, PR8 5AJ
Hosted By: Southport BSAC
Contact : Steve Dorricott 07940 896807
info@southportbsac.co.uk
Tickets: 7.50 each

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August 29, 2014

Southport fc sportsmans dinner

SPORTSMAN'S DINNER -THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER

SPONSORED BY BARRON FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

GUEST SPEAKER LIVERPOOL LEGEND JIMMY CASE

Liverpool and Brighton midfield star Jimmy Case is the guest speaker at Southport Football Club's Sportsman's Dinner to be held on Thursday 9th October at the Ramada Plaza, sponsored by Barron Financial Solutions.

Tables of ten are available at 350 for what promises to be another super night and of course a sell out!

Jimmy Case needs no introduction as a real Anfield legend and he will be supported by comedian Leslie Gibson, a Britain's Got Talent Finalist.


To book your table please phone Haydn Preece on 07976 555 782.


Individual or small group tickets can be purchased at 35 each.

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August 29, 2014

Bickerstaffe Church joins the 21st century



A well known local church has joined the 21st century...

Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe has just launched its website; the Church of England (Anglican) parish church is in the ancient parish of Bickerstaffe and built in 1843 in a joint deal between Lord Derby and the local parishoners.

Lord Derby donated the stone on condition that the parishioners collected and moved it.

The North Aisle is mid-Victorian built about 1870, and the vestry is early 20th century.

The building is of historical interest not only because it shows several periods of building but more importantly because of its roof structure; the church must be one of the first churches to be built with a laminated roof structure which only became popular in 1900; the Victorian section of the church was built with a straight wood structure.

It is part of a United Benefice with St Michaels Aughton its neighbouring parish.

Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe, Church Rd, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EB - http://www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk/

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