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11th edition

Delivered to 10,000 targeted homes in Wirral

Local Heroes Daniel Craig

Discount Vouchers Check out our website!

Spotlight on a Local Business Wirral Coast Ceramics

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Welcome Back Wirral! Hi Wirral, Well, we are already well into March and winter has (just about!) left us behind. Time for a spring clean! It’s a great feeling to freshen up our homes and put some life back into our gardens. Hard work though isn’t it? If you think you could do with a helping hand, you will find all types of businesses and services in our great magazine or in our on-line business directory - search for gardeners, tradesmen, domestic cleaners and many more at: You will notice a big difference when you go onto the website. We have also had a spring clean here at Focus and re-designed our homepage to make searching for discount deals and local Wirral businesses far easier. There is also our great photo competition with Cetra Studio on our homepage so be sure to enter. We hope you like the new look, let us know your comments! Sign up to the site so that we can keep you informed of great local deals in Wirral. Ensure you are kept in the loop with great offers and promotions by joining thousands of residents in Wirral - its very simple and takes only seconds! Go to Have a great Easter!

Gill Stock - Editor

FEATURES Photo Competition


Local Heroes


Your chance to win a great prize with Cetra Our very own action man, Daniel Craig

Spotlight on a Business

Wirral Coast Ceramics are hotting up their product range


Community Hero


Puzzle Page


Wirral midwife Lauren Irving scoops national award Warm up your brain cells with our teazers


What’s This? Contact Details

What is a QR Code?

A QR (quick response) code, will send you directly to a website when scanned from your smart phone. You will see many of our advertisers now include them on their adverts to connect you faster.

How does it work?

Only smart phones can use QR Codes. If you have a smart phone, download a QR Reader App first. Hold your phone over the QR Code and scan. The code will connect you to the website of the advertiser.

Delivered to 10,000 targeted homes in Wirral

Sales and Advertising: Graham Stazicker Wirral Focus Magazine is published every 6 weeks by T: 0151 329 2813 E: SKR Services Ltd. Office: Units 4 & 5 Lumina Business Park, Martindale Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 3PT. Editor: Gill Stock T: 0151 329 2813 SKR Services Limited cannot take responsibility for unsolicited submissions, editorials and photographs. While every care is taken, prices and details are subject Advertising Design: Scott Brayley to change and SKR Services Limited take no responsibility for omissions or errors. T: 0151 329 2892 E: We reserve the right to publish and edit any letters. All rights reserved. PAGE 3

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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.

What local businesses in Wirral say about

Focus Best Deals

The Devon


“The team at Devon Doorway are always looking for new and exciting deals to entice customers through the doors. For February, we offered 25% discount off the total Sunday lunch menu, including drinks which is a great deal! We were contacted by the sales team at Focus to see if we were interested in their email marketing and Wirral Focus magazine. After hearing about the website hits of 61,000 per month and the distribution of 10,000 magazines every issue, we decided that it would be a fantastic medium for us to advertise with. We were right! Following the email campaign and magazine going out, our turnover doubled on the Sunday for the whole of February. We are delighted with the results. So much so, we are currently planning our next email campaign and busy finalising the offer to send out to 20,000 people in Wirral. Sign up to or you won’t receive it and you might miss out on the meal deal you have been looking for!” Jonny Allen General Manager

Tel: 0151 348 4462 2 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 2SA If you would like to find out more about advertising with us, call our team on 0151 329 2813 PAGE 4

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Competition! Bring out the Best in Wirral!

Have you taken a photo that shows the spirit of Wirral? It could be an event, a place or even a person? Send your image to us and enter our fantastic competition!

The Prize

How To Enter

Win a lifestyle, family portrait photography session with Cetra Studio, plus a 10" x 8" print of your favourite image! (

Simply go to our homepage, click on the Cetra competition banner and send us your image. Closing date: 20th April 2013. Good luck!

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Local Heroes ...

..... Daniel Craig

Daniel Wroughton Craig, born 2nd March 1968 is one of Britain’s most famous faces. After starting his career as a struggling teenage actor with the NYT, he went on to star as "James Bond" in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012).

Early Life


At the age of 14, Craig played roles in "Oliver", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella" at Hilbre High School in West Kirby. He left Hilbre High at 16 to audition at the National Youth Theatre's (NYT) troupe on their tour in Manchester in 1984. He was accepted and moved down to London. As a struggling actor with the NYT, he worked in restaurant kitchens and as a waiter. Craig performed with NYT on tours to Spain and Russia. He failed at repeated auditions at the Guildhall, but eventually in 1988, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican. There, he studied alongside Ewan McGregor and Alistair McGowan, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes. He graduated in 1991. From 1992-1994, he was married to Scottish actress Fiona Loudon and had a daughter, Ella Craig, born in 1992.

Career Daniel Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992). His film career continued on television, notably

Personal information Name: Daniel Wroughton Craig Born: 2nd March 1968, Chester Zodiac Sign: Pisces


He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, at 41 Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, England. His father, Tim Craig, was a merchant seaman turned steel erector, then became landlord of "Ring O' Bells" pub in Frodsham, Cheshire. His mother, Carol Olivia Craig, was an art teacher. His parents split up in 1972, Craig was raised with his older sister Lea by his mother, in Liverpool, then in Hoylake. From the age of 6, Craig started acting in school plays, making his debut in the Frodsham Primary School production of “Oliver!” and his mother was the driving force behind his artistic aspirations. He was also a good athlete and was a rugby player at Hoylake Rugby Club.

the BBC2 serial "Our Friends in the North" (1996). He shot to international fame after playing supporting roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002). He was nominated for his performances in the leading role in Layer Cake (2004), and received other awards and nominations. Craig was named as the sixth actor to portray "James Bond", in October of 2005. Craig's reserved demeanor makes him a cool "007". He is the first blonde actor to play Bond, the first to be born after the start of the film series, and also the first to be born after the death of author Ian Fleming in 1964. Four of the past Bond actors: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan have indicated that Craig is a great choice as "Bond".


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How long has Wirral Coast Ceramics been in Birkenhead? Wirral Coast Ceramics Ltd was established in 2009, although the family have been trading tiles from the same site in Birkenhead since 1976. We have been selling wood burning and multi fuel stoves for the past four years.

There are other outlets selling wood burning stoves in Merseyside, what makes you different? We sell the leading brands including STOVAX, GAZCO, DOVRE AND YEOMAN. We have a great relationship with Stovax and the other brands under their label. We visit their premises annually, for product training and updates. We are passionate about stoves and the freedom of providing self sufficient heating, that’s completely off grid and environmentally friendly.

How is burning wood environmentally friendly? Wood burning stoves can provide you with Carbon Neutral Energy. Wood burning is better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. Most importantly, wood is a renewable resource.

Your website shows a wonderful range of quality stoves and tiles. Tell us more about your range. In the showroom we have the top selling wood burning and multi fuel stove models on display, including two working stoves and we intend to put more working displays in the showroom this year. Our main stove is located at the counter and runs almost every day, all year - a real heating appliance that works hard and heats fantastically. We have information on models from our suppliers and brochures to help our customers choose the right model for them. The stoves we sell are fully functional heating appliances that can be used regularly as a main heat source, not just as a focal point which is used once a year. Modern wood burning stoves burn much cleaner and more efficiently than older conventional stoves, but the view of the fire is just spectacular! By upgrading to a CE certified and HETAS accredited wood burning stove, you can save wood, reduce smoke and enjoy the view all winter (year!) long. It’s a great time of year now to purchase a stove, ready for next winter.

Do you offer advice regarding suitability? We can offer advice on models and suitability. We also work very closely with HETAS engineers. Our models should be installed by a local, qualified HETA engineer for safety and peace of mind. They can also provide sweeping and other services for your stove. The main thing is for customers to ask us questions, we run our stoves everyday and can tell you about that. We can give advice that you can’t find easily on the internet or in brochures. From lighting, wood to smoke control kits and zones. We also sell a wide variety of tiles for floors and walls, including mosaics, tiling tools, adhesives and tile trims.


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As an authorised Stovax dealer, we supply Europe's leading range of traditional and contemporary, wood and multi-fuel stoves.


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We are a well established family heating company with offices at Claremont Buildings in Spital. We work to a high standards installing High Efficiency Central Heating Boilers and Systems. All of our engineers are time served and are Gas Safe Registered.

OTHERS SERVICES WE OFFER: Installation & Maintenance of all Domestic Gas Appliances s Boilers s Fires s Cookers s Warm Air Units s Unvented Water Systems s Underfloor Systems s Power Flushing s Landlord Safety Checks s We also supply and fit Fires & Fire Surrounds

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A Rated Combi Hi-Energy Efficient Boiler Fully installed for £1,570 +vat This includes 5 year Parts & Labour Warranty + Magna Clean Filter (worth £250). Honeywell Programmer & Stat. All electric work by NIC Electricians. All in house Engineers are Gas Safe Accredited. Registered Waste Carrier - NO Extra Charge! ATTENTION! Most cheap prices are for Combi to Combi. A rated boilers are under 8 years old!


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Wirral midwife scoops ‘national’ award... to add to regional honours!

A ‘One to One’ midwife has scooped a Royal College of Midwives national award - to add to her regional trophy won last year - for her work with new mums across Wirral. Lauren Irving - who is expecting her first baby as we go to print - was awarded the national ‘Johnson’s Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award’ in London for being an exceptional midwife. The award is given to an exceptional midwife who is voted as being a very special person. They possess the ability to calm the most anxious mum-to-be and provide an essential source of reassurance and support. Lauren was voted by several mums across Wirral and The Royal College of Midwives’ judging panel selected Lauren to be the national winner. ds evening g at the awar Lauren Irvin

Many mums across Wirral are now aware of the high quality service offered by ‘One to One’ midwives which is available to NHS patients. A team of midwives offer care to mums-to-be in their own home. Lauren Irving, 31, said: “I can’t believe I’ve won this national award as well I’m totally overwhelmed! Being able to support a woman throughout her whole pregnancy helps me to build up really good and trusting relationship and I love this aspect of my job. “The award shows that many mums across the Wirral are now aware of this quality service which is available to NHS patients. Our midwives are finding new mums prefer receiving midwifery care at home as it really fits in with their busy lifestyles.”

Joanne Parkington, Clinical Director for ‘One to One’ midwives in Wirral, added: “This is an excellent achievement by Lauren to win both awards. It’s a prestigious national award given by The Royal College of Midwives. “This gives fantastic recognition for our team of midwives at One to One who are dynamic and dedicated professionals providing exceptional midwifery services and achieving great health outcomes for women and their families. More than 1,100 mums across Wirral have now experienced the high standards and quality of care provided by our dedicated and committed team of midwives.”

This service is available FREE to all women in Wirral and Cheshire. To use this service call:

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WALLASEY INDEPENDENT RECYCLING ENTERPRISE WIRE is a charity. We collect items of unwanted furniture free of charge, from any Wirral residence, and then make them available to everyone. We also take bric-a-brac, workable white goods.

visit us at: PLEASE CALL NOW TO DONATE To find out more about donating or receiving furniture, call us now on:

0151 638 6691 Units 12-14 Kelvinside, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 7JY

We work with referral agencies and advice centres across Wirral to provide individuals and families on low incomes with the items they need. 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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Wirral Focus 11th Edition

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