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Welcome Back Wirral! Hi Wirral, Welcome to 2013! We are already a month into the year and as always the time is flying by. Our team have all stuck to their New Years Resolutions (or so they say!) and good luck to you if you have done the same. Whether it be fighting off the Christmas pounds or changing something about yourself, determination will see you through! So what is 2013 going to bring for the people of Wirral? As we are all aware, we are still very much in a recession and many of us are ‘feeling the pinch’. Focus tries in every way we can to help the Wirral community get the most out of their money and our online free vouchers are being updated all the time. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, health and beauty deals, car servicing or something for your home, you will find great offers at: www.focusbestdeals.co.uk. This is not the only way that Focus can inform you of local deals. We email great offers and promotions on behalf of Wirral businesses directly to you. To ensure you don’t miss out, sign up to our website www.focusbestdeals.co.uk to ensure that you are kept in the loop with every type of offer available in Wirral. Happy reading!
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FEATURES Local Heroes
Getting hair cut for charity
Glenda Jackson - Birkenhead’s favourite actress and MP Local girl Amelia Mae raises money for The Little Princes Trust
Spotlight on a Business
Caldy CLinic make us feel good for 2013 Test your brain for the year ahead!
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We are spreading the word at Focus! Even with a magazine distribution to 10,000 targeted homes in Wirral, a vibrant website with 61,000 hits a month and a buzzing Facebook page, the Wirral community still ask us for more! So if you want it, you got it! We have now added doctors surgeries, dentists and supermarkets to our distribution list so look out for the Wirral Focus when you are out and about in your community.
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â€œWe are a very busy eatery and public house with fantastic repeat business and loyal clientele in Wirral. Our offers throughout the year are aimed at all of the community and we needed a platform that would allow us to inform the Wirral community about up and coming offers. We have always advertised though our website and outside our building, and recently we advertised in the Wirral Focus magazine. But we have always felt there was room for another advertising method. When Focus Best Deals approached us regarding email marketing, we had to admit we knew very little about the process and were dubious about the results it would bring. The sales team was extremely helpful and created an email campaign advertising our Christmas Menu and New Year disco. No doubt many people reading this will have received it! The Focus team designed it, constructed it, sent it to their database of 21,000 Wirral residents and monitored the results for us on our behalf. All we did was sit back and wait for the results! And what great results! We had a huge amount of bookings over the Christmas period thanks to the campaign. We would urge any business in Wirral to make enquiries to the Focus team about email marketing as we are positive that it could also be of great benefit to them. Sarah Percival, Manager Glegg Arms Beefeater Grill, Heswall
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We make items available for sale to members of the public to raise the funds to sustain the Social Enterprise. We help the environment by preventing re-usable items from going to landfill. We provide employment and training for those who are socially and economically extended. We provide quality furniture at amazing prices. You can both help support our work and bag some real bargains, so why not pay us a visit at our warehouse.
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hair cut for charity Kind hearted Amelia Mae Brayley y y 6,, from Leasowe has had her beautiful long hair dramatically cut for charity charity.. When the daughter of one of Amelia’s Amelia’s mum’ss friends died of cancer mum’ cancer,, she immediately wanted to help other people with cancer in any way she could. Amelia came up with the amazing idea of having her waist long long hair cut and donating the hair to The Little Princess T Trust rus r charity charity.. rust Little Princess T Trust rust r pro provides real ha hair ir wigs, free of char charge, ge, to boys and girl girlss that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. On the 10th January January,, the team at Deborah’ss Style House and Princess Deborah’ Pamper Palace in Moreton helped Amelia fulfill her wishes and cut off locks. 12” of ff her beautiful loc
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Local Heroes ...
..... Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson was born May 9, 1936 in Birkenhead. Jackson had a successful film career after performing in theatre, eventually winning two Academy Awards. Her portrayals gained her such credibility, she transitioned to politics and won a seat in the House of Commons.
Early Life A two-time Academy Award winner, Glenda Jackson first made her name as an actress and later as a politician. She was born in Birkenhead, in 1936, to working-class parents. Her father was a bricklayer and her mother worked as a cleaner. After finishing her schooling at 16, Jackson worked at a drug store for two years. She started performing in amateur theatre around this time.
Personal information Name: Glenda Jackson Born: 09 May 1936, Birkenhead, Wirral Zodiac Sign: Taurus
At the age of 18, Jackson enrolled at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She made her stage debut in 1957. A few years later, Jackson made her first film appearance - a small part in This Sporting Life (1963) starring Richard Harris.
Most Famous Roles Jackson starred in the Ken Russell directed adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence novel Women in Love. For the film, Jackson won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then played the sexually demanding wife of composer Tchaikovsky (Peter Chamberlain) in 1970's The Music Lovers. In Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Jackson gave a fine performance as a woman engaged in an odd love triangle. In 1971, she played England's Queen Elizabeth I twice - in the television series Elizabeth R. and the film Mary, Queen of Scots starring Vanessa Redgrave. The television series was a big success in the United States and helped introduce Jackson to American audiences. She won two Emmy Awards for her royal performance. In 1973, Jackson won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for the romantic comedy A Touch of Class with George Segal. Around this time, Jackson played one of Shakespeare's leading female roles in Antony and Cleopatra. She earned her own title in 1978 when she was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. One of Jackson's most significant later roles was the 1981 television movie The Patricia Neal Story. She also gave a brilliant performance as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth on Broadway in the late 1980s. By this time, however, Jackson had begun to think about a life after acting.
Political Career After an earlier attempt, Jackson won election to England's House of Commons in 1992, serving as the Member of Parliament, for Hampstead and Highgate. A longtime Labour Party member, she resigned her position in 1999 in an effort to secure her party's nomination for the mayor of London. Jackson was unsuccessful in her bid for mayor and returned to her parliamentary office. From 2000 to 2004, Jackson also served on the Greater London Assembly advisory cabinet on homelessness. She has been an outspoken critic on many issues, including Britain's involvement in the Iraq War. In 2010, Jackson's district was redesigned and she won the MP spot for the newly created Hampstead and Kilburn district.
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Wayne Roberts from Caldy Clinic fitted us into his busy schedule to chat about his thriving business. 1. Caldy Clinic is a fabulous concept. Tell us about how the idea came about. Caldy Clinic came about as a result of re-acquiring the building at the end of 2011 after the previous tenants left. I had already spent a considerable sum of money in converting the building into a Medical Centre originally. After reviewing the market, I found that there was NO business on the Wirral offering bespoke, fully fitted Medical Consulting rooms for hire. In conjunction with a number of Industry Professionals, Caldy Clinic Ltd was formed.
2. There are some very interesting businesses within the clinic. Who are they and what services do they provide? We have two in house services – Caldy Smile - offering Pain Free Laser Teeth Whitening and Caldy Laser Lipo - Offering Non-Invasive laser Liposculpture Inch Loss (Strawberry Laser Lipo). In addition, we have the following businesses offering Clinics in Pain Free laser hair removal, Semi Permanent Makeup, Counselling, Nutrition, Sports Massage, Facial Aesthetics, Allergy Testing, Hearing Disorders and recently to join the Clinic – Wirral Wellness/Herbal Life.
3. It's 2013! Many people love to try new treatments in the new year. What would you recommend? We have a clinic full of feel good treatments – from losing inches with Laser Lipo to losing weight and getting fit with the Wirral Wellness Team. From brightening your smile to semi permanent makeovers and with the only Pain free Laser Hair removal clinic, you can literally leave a new you!!
4. Some people are nervous about the phrase 'cosmetic procedures'. How do you put their minds at rest? Caldy Clinic only offers Non-Invasive and Non-Surgical pain free procedures – you really can relax and enjoy!
5. Caldy Clinic is extremely innovative with available treatments. We see you now offer procedures for Stretch Mark Reduction. Tell us a little about it. We offer the ONLY Stretch Mark Reduction laser from Strawberry Laser Lipo outside of London! It is totally Non-Invasive and can reduce stretch marks by up to 80%. This Laser technology is designed solely to work on Stretch Marks and the results are amazing – as detailed in the RED online magazine in November last year!
6. How has Wirral Focus helped spread the word for Caldy Clinic? Wirral Focus is a one stop for our advertising and marketing needs. The magazine (both in hard copy and on the web) targets a specific demographic reaching over 10,000 homes in Wirral and over 61,000 website hits. Their design team are highly creative whilst NOT charging the earth. They even have a free voucher scheme for advertisers which we have found beneficial to our business.
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LOCAL GIRL HEADS UP ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HERBALIFE TEAMS IN THE UK! Ten years ago Ali Jagger was 20 stone and completely miserable she says “I had been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid which had been a factor in my weight gain, but I was also smoking and drinking far too much and comfort eating had become the norm – my whole life was out of balance.” Nowadays, Ali is not only 10 stone lighter but one of THE most successful Herbalife Weight Loss Coaches in the UK. Ali says “Using Herbalife changed my life forever – not only did I lose four stone in 3 ½ months but I felt amazing and my energy levels went through the roof!” Our products are all about nutrition not dieting which is why top sports people like Lionel Messi use them too and you don’t feel hungry – which makes it EASY! Ali has just opened her Wellness Centre at the Caldy Clinic and adds: “The Centre is a hub of all things health and wellness and we offer Bootcamp sessions, Fit Club and Run Fit Classes too.” With more Wellness Centres planned for Liverpool, Blackpool and on the Wirral we know obesity is at an epidemic and more and more people need our help which is why we are always looking for good people to train to join our team. Ali also gives talks to 800+ Herbalife distributors at UK training events – not bad considering “I was petrified of public speaking when I started!”She is even being flown to Thailand by the company in May 2013 exclusively for all the global top achievers in Herbalife too! Ali adds “I never believed I could run my own business initially, but for me this is all about helping people feel amazing – I have THE BEST career in the world. It is so wonderful to see people achieve all that they wish for .. it’s all about living an inspired life and liking what you see in the mirror .. and you can’t buy that from John Lewis – it’s priceless!” FOR A FREE WELLNESS EVALUATION CALL:
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