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Welcome to the second edition of the Wirral Focus magazine. We are here to offer a simple concept of putting what's up your street - through your door. Local businesses are here for you, they are what make your community tick, without your support, they will be gone for ever. Over the next few editions, we will be persuading local businesses to open their doors to entice you with exciting deals and promotions. So who are we? Wirral Focus magazine is wholly owned by SKR Services Ltd, which is a medium sized printing and publishing business situated in Bromborough on the Wirral. We are locally based and proud to employ local people from our area. Our whole strategy in these difficult times is to try to offer you the best deals in the area which will allow our local businesses to grow. We also wish the magazine to be community-based so we will always be on the lookout for local interesting editorial. We hope you enjoy Wirral Focus and enjoy the benefits of our local deals. It's up your street, so please use it! The Wirral Focus Team

What’s This? 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.

Your Voice!

How can my phone scan them? 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.

Contact Details Sales and Advertising: Graham Stazicker T: 0151 329 2813 E: sales@focusbestdeals.co.uk Artwork and Design: Gill Stock T: 0151 329 2898 E: studio@focusbestdeals.co.uk

In our next issue we will be introducing a letters section where you can voice your news, ideas and concerns about your community. Remember, this is your magazine and your voice! Please email letters to:

studio@focusbestdeals.co.uk Letters by post to: Wirral Focus Magazine. Units 4 & 5 Lumina Business Park, Martindale Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 3PT We reserve the right to publish and edit any letters. Letters cannot be returned. All rights reserved.

Wirral Focus Magazine is published every 6 weeks by SKR Services Ltd. Office: Units 4 & 5 Lumina Business Park, Martindale Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 3PT. SKR Services Limited cannot take responsibility for unsolicited submissions, editorials and photographs. While every care is taken, prices and details are subject to change and SKR Services Limited take no responsibility for omissions or errors. We reserve the right to publish and edit any letters. All rights reserved.

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Photography Competition Hold the front page! This stunning shot of Hilbre Island, from West Kirby beach was taken by local photographer Abbie Crompton. You can see more of Abbie’s work at Lattetude Bistro - details below

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This is your chance to provide us with a favourite photo you have taken of life on the Wirral. We’ll choose the one we love the most and place it on the cover of our next edition.

So if you want to be next edition’s cover star, send your photos in now! Send your photos to: studio@focusbestdeals.co.uk. Please provide your name, age if under 18 and where you live. Closing date: 19th March 2012.

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PPI Reclaiming Made Easy If you’ve taken out a loan, mortgage or credit card in the last six years, you may be able to reclaim £1,000s. When taking out a loan, credit card or mortgage, it's likely you would have been offered payment protection insurance (PPI) with it. This is a form of insurance designed to cover your repayments in the event of an accident, sickness or unemployment. Payment protection insurance (PPI) itself isn't a bad product. But it's been widely mis-sold, leaving many paying hundreds for potentially worthless cover. If this applies to you, you may be able to reclaim what you've paid. Generally, the amount you pay for loan PPI is about 15% of your balance but it could be up to 30%. It doesn't sound much, but it quickly mounts up. For example, on a £5,000 loan

you'd pay £750 for insurance. On a mortgage, the cost of PPI often runs into thousands. You may have been told insurance was compulsory – it isn't, and that alone counts as mis-selling. Plus, the self-employed, unemployed, retired, those with pre-existing conditions, or who are covered elsewhere, have all commonly been sold unnecessary policies. Reclaiming PPI is something you can quite easily do yourself. There are some great resources of information available online to help you through the process. But, if that feels like too much hassle, why not let Aegis Law do the hard work for you? One phone call is all it takes.

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To advertise in this section, contact Graham on 0151 346 1641 or email: sales@focusbestdeals.co.uk

Automotive Colour Spray Croft Tyres

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Bistros Lattetude

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Children Mini Monsters Cleaning - Premises Exterior Property Valets Sharps ProClean Wirral Ironing Services Communications Imperial Comms Colleges Wirral Met College

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Electricians G Evans Electrical Energy Solutions EnergyCentric

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Florists Inside Out

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Furniture Cloughs Wire

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Gifts Le Bizz

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Health and Beauty Joints and Points Oxton Partnership Revitalaser

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Party & Entertaining Scentsy 9 The West Wirral BBQ Co. 9

Home Designs and Improvements Arrow Kitchens Austro Metal Concept Interiors DB Ceramics Drive and Patio First Glass Windows G Wilkie Construction Kettle Design Penninsula Tiles Total Roofing Window Shades

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Printers SKR Services

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