April 29, 2016

Missing From Home Martane Butler

Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 15 year-old Martane Butler.



Martane, who resides in Wirral, was last seen at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 April in Toxteth.

He is described as white, 6ft tall and of medium build. He has short curly brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion and speaks with a Liverpool accent.

He was last seen wearing a grey North Face jacket and tracksuit pants with white and blue Huraches trainers.

Martane is known to frequent the Toxteth area and also has links to the Blackburn area.

Officers would urge Martane, or anyone who has seen him since Tuesday 19 April, to call 0151 233 2321 or 101.

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April 29, 2016

Trains disrupted due to track fault-Updated

Train services to Southport are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed or terminated at and started back from Hillside. Disruption is expected until 12:30 29/04


Alterations to services to Southport Due to a track fault at Southport. The Southport and Hunts Cross line is disrupted.

Impact:

Train services to Southport will be terminated at and started back from Hillside. Disruption is expected until 12:00 29/04.

Customer Advice:Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Hillside and Southport in both directions until further notice.

Additional Information:

Due to a track fault in the Southport area, services on the Southport and Hunts Cross line are starting and terminating at Hillside.

A rail replacement bus service is in operation between Southport and Hillside.Network rail engineers are now on site at Southport and more information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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April 29, 2016

Trains disrupted due to track fault

Alterations to services to Southport Due to a track fault at Southport. The Southport and Hunts Cross line is disrupted.

Impact:

Train services to Southport will be terminated at and started back from Hillside. Disruption is expected until 12:00 29/04.

Customer Advice:Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Hillside and Southport in both directions until further notice.

Additional Information:

Due to a track fault in the Southport area, services on the Southport and Hunts Cross line are starting and terminating at Hillside.

A rail replacement bus service is in operation between Southport and Hillside.Network rail engineers are now on site at Southport and more information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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April 29, 2016

Come and enjoy the fantastic Ormskirk Medieval Weekend

Take a step back in time and find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago by coming along to the marvellous Ormskirk Medieval Weekend at Coronation Park.



The fabulous free two-day extravaganza on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May will give visitors the chance to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Medieval England.

West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Service has organised the fantastic free event where 12th century re-enactment group Historia Normannis will take you on a journey through time.

Over the weekend the park in Ormskirk will come alive with fabulous medieval-themed activities, entertainment and displays for people of all ages to enjoy between 11am and 5pm on both days. A similar event held last year was hugely successful with about 6,000 people attending over the weekend.
Dave Tilleray, Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, said: "The Ormskirk Medieval Weekend had proved hugely popular over the last couple of year, and once again some wonderful displays and activities have been lined up which will make this extravaganza a great treat for all the family. So make sure you come and enjoy this fantastic event."

Members of Historia Normannis will do battle in exciting combat displays and tournaments.

Visitors can try on the armour and take a closer look at the weapons and try their hand at archery.

Everyday life in the 12th century will be featured with medieval cooking demonstrations and a fashion show to talk about the different styles of dress of the times. There were will also displays of medieval crafts.

Several other medieval-themed activities and stalls are being planned for the day.

Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments. There will also be facepainting and children's rides and a giant bouncy castle.
For more information regarding any of our Parks and Countryside sites or any of the events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please go to our website www.westlancs.gov.uk/countryside.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or www.facebook.com/wlbc.rangers.

For more information about other West Lancashire Borough Council events please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/events.

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April 29, 2016

Come and enjoy the fantastic Ormskirk Medieval Weekend

Take a step back in time and find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago by coming along to the marvellous Ormskirk Medieval Weekend at Coronation Park.



The fabulous free two-day extravaganza on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May will give visitors the chance to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Medieval England.

West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Service has organised the fantastic free event where 12th century re-enactment group Historia Normannis will take you on a journey through time.

Over the weekend the park in Ormskirk will come alive with fabulous medieval-themed activities, entertainment and displays for people of all ages to enjoy between 11am and 5pm on both days. A similar event held last year was hugely successful with about 6,000 people attending over the weekend.
Dave Tilleray, Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, said: "The Ormskirk Medieval Weekend had proved hugely popular over the last couple of year, and once again some wonderful displays and activities have been lined up which will make this extravaganza a great treat for all the family. So make sure you come and enjoy this fantastic event."

Members of Historia Normannis will do battle in exciting combat displays and tournaments.

Visitors can try on the armour and take a closer look at the weapons and try their hand at archery.

Everyday life in the 12th century will be featured with medieval cooking demonstrations and a fashion show to talk about the different styles of dress of the times. There were will also displays of medieval crafts.

Several other medieval-themed activities and stalls are being planned for the day.

Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments. There will also be facepainting and children's rides and a giant bouncy castle.
For more information regarding any of our Parks and Countryside sites or any of the events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please go to our website www.westlancs.gov.uk/countryside.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or www.facebook.com/wlbc.rangers.

For more information about other West Lancashire Borough Council events please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/events.

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April 29, 2016

Advanced Technology Centre among the best in the northwest

The striking new Advanced Technology Centre at Blackpool and The Fylde College has been named as one of the best building projects in the northwest.



Having already secured a Blackpool Civic Trust award earlier this year, the cutting-edge centre made it to the final of the prestigious Local Authority Building Control (LABC) regional awards.

Innovative design and construction techniques, energy efficient materials and sound project teamwork were just a few of the criteria needed to be shortlisted for the Best Educational Building, and although the category was won by the University of Liverpool, the centre was awarded a highly commended certificate ahead of the other shortlisted projects.

The College has also learned that it will receive an International Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage later this year.

Built by the John Turner Construction Group and opened in September 2015, the ATC is a pioneering learning environment created to produce highly skilled engineers.

Facilities include industry-standard technology, automotive workshops designed in line with the likes of AUDI, BMW and Porsche, a dyno facility, engine test cells for aerospace and engineering programmes, plus the latest computer aided design studio.

The building itself has been designed to be distinctive and yet reflect its campus surroundings, the ATC has strong geometrical elevations that appear to be cut from a template, resulting in a precision-engineered faade.

This is also a highly energy-efficient building with renewable technologies such as solar panels to help reduce the Colleges carbon footprint, while sustainable materials were used throughout the construction.

John Pye, Director of Capital Projects at B&FC, said:

We knew the ATC was something special, both inside and out, but to have that recognised at regional level is a great achievement. We are determined to create a centre of excellence for advanced engineering, technology and energy solutions, so its fitting that we also have a building that reflects such high standards.

John Clarke, Managing Director of John Turner Construction Group Ltd, added:

We are delighted that the ATC has made it to the finals of the LABC awards and won a Green Apple Award after having secured a Blackpool Civic Trust award earlier this year. We are very proud to have constructed this high profile building and to have closely involved many of the College students throughout the build period.

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