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AVING all the shops you could need, whether you’re after a new outfit or looking for the latest HD technology, Southport town centre is well worth a visit.

Southport boasts a wide range of shops and restaurants, combining the well-known high street stores alongside the specialist independent retailers. With the well-situated train station providing access from Formby and Crosby, it’s just a short journey to discover the delights the town has to offer. The main shopping streets include Lord Street and the pedestrianised Chapel Street, which was transformed in 2006 into a safe and attractive environment for pedestrians. Southport is a bustling town throughout the day and into the night. A shoppers’ delight, there are a whole range of retailers whether you’ve simply popped out for a succulent joint from the butchers, or you’re planning a complete redecoration of your home. There is a great selection of independent fresh food outlets, with butchers selling award-winning sausages, fruit and veg shops with juicy strawberries, and fishmongers offering the latest catch of the day. Once a month there’s also Southport Farmers Market in King Street and Market Street, with the next ones on July 30 then August 27. It has around 30 stalls selling quality produce including home-made food and gifts, breads, cakes and puddings, jams and preserves, soaps and creams, cheese, meat and fish, fruit and veg, plus plants and flowers, so why not take a stroll around? If it’s clothing and accessories you’re

after, whether it’s for your summer holiday or the next special occasion, a number of specialist boutiques provide a personal service with honest opinions so you find the ideal clothing. Plus, with designer bag shops, stunning shoe stores and professional jewellers all within the town, you’re sure to find the perfect outfit. Your little ones are catered for too, with beautiful baby and children’s clothing stores providing designer collections, both in the centre and in areas such as Birkdale village. Not forgetting all the essentials that come with having a baby, such as nursery furniture, prams, car seats and a wide selection of accessories. If it’s something for your home then you won’t be disappointed, whether it’s

soft furnishings, flooring, lighting, or someone to give your home that ‘interior designer look,’ you’ll find it in Southport. If you’re planning more of an overhaul, there’s no need to head straight for a national store – local suppliers can offer you a dedicated service often with value for money prices. From quality kitchens and bathrooms which can be installed by professionals, to the latest technology including wireless sound systems throughout your home and crystal clear HD televisions. So, with the wide selection of friendly experts with quality products on your doorstep, take a stroll around Southport and enjoy your shopping trip!

Look absolutely fab from top to über-stylish toe


F you’re fed up of trawling the high street in search of that ever-elusive, perfect pair of shoes, then pay a visit to Cachét in Southport.

Tucked away on Union Street, the boutique is a real treasure trove of designer footwear and accessories. Owner Karen Cackett said: “You can get anything that’s not high street or run-of-themill here. We cater for stylesavvy women who want highfashion items that they’re not going to see anyone else wearing.” With a keen eye for trends, Karen regularly travels to London, Paris and Milan to source uber-fashionable, oneof-a-kind styles, including stunning shoes and accessories from the likes of Paul Smith, Terry De Havilland, Ash, Baldinini, Ugg, Feud and Vivien Westwood’s Anglo Mania line. Cachét has introduced a number of new designer brands this season, including See by Chloe and a new brand, Luxury Rebel by Jean MichelCazabat, also available in Harrods. A regular haunt for local celebrities and style-conscious shoppers, Cachét, founded seven years ago, has recently expanded into clothing. Karen explained: “Whenever

● Take a stroll down Lord Street and experience your local independent retailers. Pictures courtesy of Sefton Tourism

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Now £49 ● Rachel Shaw selects a new pair of stunning shoes at Cachét Code NA I go to London on buying trips, I see such amazing fashions that are unlike anything else you can get in Southport, so I decided to venture into clothing to bring something a little bit different to the town.” Featuring striking designer pieces, Cachét’s new clothing range includes dresses by the likes of Super Trash and new, independent label, Gia London. Versatile, investment pieces, the dresses are trans-season items to wear now with sandals or over a polo-neck and leggings come winter. To add the finishing touches to your outfit, the boutique has a dazzling array of accessories and jewellery from

renowned brands like Angie Gooderham, Bibi and Dimitriadis, a Greek jewellery brand famed for its statement pieces. Cachét prides itself on offering a highly personalised service, so if it doesn’t have your size in stock, or you need help with matching accessories, simply ask and the team will do their upmost to help. Out of hours appointments are also available upon request. ● To find out more visit

Cachét Footwear & Accessories, 22 Union Street, Southport, call 01704 537555 or log on to www.cachetdesignershoes.


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A family run business like ours can meet all your needs We offer the largest selection of Blinds and Awnings in the North West


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ITH many people choosing to improve rather than move from their current home, a new garage door is proving one popular purchase to help spruce up a property. Henderson Garage Doors Supercentre in Southport opened in March last year in order to offer a huge choice of garage doors to customers across Merseyside and West Lancashire. You’ll find the Supercentre at Enterprise Park on Russell Road in Southport. Here there’s a purpose-built showroom with many of the latest designs of garage doors on display, from a range of leading manufacturers. Karen and Nigel Walsh are the directors of the Southport Supercentre and aim to give customers “the best garage door, for the best price.” There’s certainly a huge choice available, with prices to suit any budget. Plus, there’s 0% finance available on orders over £1,000 (subject to terms and conditions). Choose between steel upand-over doors, fibreglass doors, timber doors and roller doors. There’s even a range of insulated sectional and roller doors, perfect for houses with integral garages. What’s more, these garage

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● Director Nigel Walsh assures you of a warm welcome

A local family company with an outstanding reputation, Becky’s Blinds specialises in luxury blinds, and as both a supplier and manufacturer, the firm prides itself on providing a personalised service tailored to meet your needs. Conveniently located with its main showroom at Sussex Road, as well as a factory showroom at nearby Banks, the successful business is owned by husband and wife duo John and Caroline Rimmer, who took over the business 12 years ago. Inside, the showroom displays everything from venetian, vertical, roller and pleated to roman blinds, and if you need a spot of inspiration or require some help, the showroom’s friendly staff are close at hand to assist. As a Luxaflex Inspiration Dealer, Becky's Blinds is home to a range of Silhouette, Facette and Duette in-store displays and, in addition, the firm also specialises in motorised blinds and awnings, as well as the revolutionary


● Becky's Blinds has plenty of choice new product, Perfect Fit from Louverlite. A new and exciting way to install pleated and venetian blinds, Perfect Fit blinds fit within a frame which can then be easily inserted into PVCu window frames with no drilling and the minimum of fuss. Plus, with a free measuring and fitting service for each customer, it’s no surprise that Becky’s Blinds remains one of the most popular blind companies in the area. Caroline said: “As a local, family-run business, we depend on our excellent reputation, and with many return customers as well as those attracted from word of

installation team arranges to visit your property to do a more detailed survey. Depending on the type of door you require, from ordering to installation of the door will take from one to six weeks. While you’re visiting the showroom, don’t miss the great range of awnings. Perfect for relaxing in the shade this summer, both remote and manual opening designs are available. Opening times are 9.30am5pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am-noon, Saturday. ● Visit Henderson Garage

Doors Supercentre, Units 9/10, Russell Road, Enterprise Park, Southport, tel: 01704 213 366, or log on to www.hendersonsouthport.

mouth recommendations, we are confident that our customers are always happy.” As Becky’s Blinds also manufactures many of the blinds on site in its own factory, customers can ensure that the products they receive will be of the highest quality. The Sussex Road showroom is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm Friday and 10am to 1pm Saturday, while the factory showroom in Banks is open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to noon. ● Call Becky’s Blinds on

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doors are available with full automation and remote control, if required. Most doors come with a 10-year warranty, while the Supercentre can offer parts and repairs for all garage doors. If you are interested in having a garage door fitted, just come along to the Supercentre, browse the displays and have a word with a member of staff, who will be able to offer you advice and guidance. You can choose from one of the many doors in the showroom or, alternatively, if you require another make of garage door then a member of staff at the Supercentre will be able to source it for you. If you have measurements of your garage opening then bring them along for a guide price, before a member of the

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Need More Space?

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N the current climate more and more of us are choosing to improve our homes rather than move in the midst of the credit crunch.

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Adding extra space is the main priority for most people, so if you’re keen to create more room for your growing family or create an extra living area, why not give Windowcare a call? Specialising in garage conversions, garden rooms and conservatories, the Bedford Road-based company has the expertise to unlock the hidden space in your home – without having to take out a second mortgage. Owner Gordon Galley said: “Converting your garage can be one of the most costeffective ways to create more space. The average single garage is about 150 sq ft, which in most cases is big enough to create a second lounge, a playroom or study, or even an extra bedroom with en-suite.” Windowcare offers highly competitive, tailor-made packages so you don’t have to lift a finger. All work is guaranteed for complete peace of mind, so what are you waiting for? Get in touch now for a free, no obligation

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● A garage conversion by Windowcare could unlock the hidCode: NA den space in your home quotation. Conservatories and garden rooms are another great way to create more space; and Windowcare has a fantastic range to choose from, including a selection of budget conservatories and garden rooms. So there’s sure to be a style to suit all tastes and pockets. A family-run firm established 15 years ago, Windowcare has built an enviable reputation over the years by offering top quality products, fitted by experienced professionals at value for money prices. “We pride ourselves on offering a highly professional

service with a personal touch,” explained Gordon, who runs the business with wife Sarah and sons Karl and Mark. Windowcare also supplies and fits windows, doors, porches, fascias, soffits, gutters and down-pipes, and prides itself on being one of Southport’s largest stockists of PVCu. ● Call Windowcare on 01704

562 953, log onto or visit Windowcare, 29a Bedford Road, Southport. Alternatively, visit Windowcare’s showrooms at Vincents Garden Centre and Dobbies Garden Centre.

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OR a traditional family pub with an excellent atmosphere, look no further than The Herald in Southport.

Now under new ownership, The Herald on Portland Street is set to return to its former glory, and thanks to an extensive refurbishment and affordable prices, the pub is already becoming packed with new punters. A warm welcome is extended by the friendly bar staff, and

as well as an excellent beer garden, The Herald boasts four state-of-the-art plasma TVs and a big screen – perfect for watching live sport. In addition, the pub has a brand new line-up of special deals and entertainment. The popular Mega Monday offers some of the lowest drink prices in Southport, with a pint of Fosters for just £1.50. Each Saturday there is karaoke on throughout the evening, while on Sundays The Herald has a free buffet and

live music from renowned country singer Scott John, from 4pm to 7.30pm. Vodka slushies and a selection of bar snacks are also available, and The Herald is currently refurbishing the old pool room into a free function suite. ● So whether you fancy a

quiet pint with your mates or a family afternoon out, make sure you visit The Herald at 16, Portland Street, Southport.

disease spread by large birds fouling the water. Birdbath Pigeon Deterrent and Garden Sculpture Let the little chaps bathe in peace.

‘Handcrafted’ from solid brass and copper. Sits on your own birdbath, fully adjustable.

From ONLY £35 plus £7.99 p&p (uk) For free information leaflet and price list e-mail: or telephone 01704 824337 or write to: B.B.P.D. PO Box 707, Southport, PR8 9JW PATENT PENDING


Warm welcome awaits for all at the refurbished Herald pub

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SOUTHPORT sculptor is helping ensure the health and well-being of our favourite garden birds, while creating bespoke pieces of garden sculpture!

David Manning – who sculpted the lanterns in Wayfarers Arcade off Lord Street – is the brains behind the Birdbath Pigeon Deterrent. The hand-made garden sculptures are crafted from polished brass and copper and each one is bespoke and unique, made especially to fit your birdbath dimensions. David explained how his

invention came about: “The RSPB have confirmed that the number of wood pigeons visiting gardens is increasing. “When larger birds use birdbaths the water quickly becomes contaminated with droppings, algae, parasites and bacteria carried on the birds. “The sculpture is designed to create enough space for our smaller garden birds to use the birdbath while deterring the larger birds, which are stronger flyers and can use natural water outlets to bathe and drink.” David makes a range of sizes to fit most birdbaths, each one

offering adjustment to create the perfect fit. The sculpture sits on the inside rim and is held in place by its own weight. They require no maintenance and the bright copper and polished brass can be allowed to develop a natural, mature, deep bronze patina. Alternatively, they can be kept bright with the occasional application of wire wool. The Birdbath Pigeon Deterrent gives you the chance to own an original sculpture while, at the same time, helping your favourite garden birds!

Designer Craftsmen of Fine Jewellery WHETHER you’re looking for a bespoke engagement ring or a special gift, renowned local jewellers, R.L. Blundell, can help you show how much you care. Established for more than 20 years, the acclaimed jewellery manufacturer which recently expanded its workshop and invested in the latest laser repair technology - specialises in creating timeless pieces of jewellery as well as offering expert repairs and valuations at its in-house repair studio. Whether it’s that individual, special item or just a repair you’re after, the prestigious jeweller can cater for everyone. From wedding and engagement rings through to anniversary gifts, all expertly carved out by hand on the premises. Perhaps you’re even planning a romantic proposal for that special someone in your life. If so, why not let R.L. Blundell design a unique engagement ring to reflect just how much you love them? Using only the finest materials and gemstones, the team of talented jewellery designers take great pride in the quality of their craftsmanship and can turn your ideas into a stunning, bespoke engagement ring that your partner will treasure forever.

Design • Valuation • Repairs • Remodelling • On-site workshop

R.L. Blundell

R.L. Blundell is very proud of its selection of in-stock jewellery, from diamonds and gold to perhaps the most extensive range of designer brands in Southport, the jeweller offers an unrivalled choice.

Designer Craftsmen of Fine Jewellery 2a Eastbank Street Southport PR8 1DW • Telephone (01704) 547216

An exclusive new range of men’s jewellery, including up-to-the-minute wedding ring styles, has also recently been introduced. With something to suit all tastes, budgets and occasions, R.L. Blundell stocks leading brands like Seven London which specialises in stunning, sterling silver gent’s jewellery and cuff-links; and Ortak which produces stunning handmade jewellery from The Orkney Islands in Scotland, boasting beautiful designs, from simple flowing lines to bold jewellery featuring hot glass enamel. Other in-stock brands include Kit Heath which creates affordable, modern silver jewellery; German brand, Viventy, which offers stylish European designs; and Silver Box, an absolutely breathtaking collection inspired by the catwalks of Italy. There is also an excellent bracelet and necklace selection from Chamilia as well as a fabulous range of charm bracelets by Charm Links. What’s more, R.L. Blundell has an extensive selection of beautiful charm links and charm stoppers crafted in silver, gold and glass, so your charm bracelet can be as individual as you are. With such a dazzling range to choose from, whatever the occasion, R.L. Blundell has something to help you show how much you care.

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H WIT I N E G T A H L E L I T V O E WN H T AFFECTIONATELY known as the village within the town, Wesley Street in Southport is an Aladdins cave of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

With a wide variety of independent shops available, a visit to Wesley Street will ensure you find just what you are looking for. The front of the shops have recently been painted in beautiful pastel colours, becoming known as ‘The Balamory of Southport’. The street now offers an attractive place to shop. Offering a personal service, where customer satisfaction is a number one priority, shops include a charity book shop, a pub, portrait/photography studio, toy shop, electrical shop, men's barbers, small tea rooms, charity shop, antiques and jewellery, a butchers, a pram shop selling baby clothes and accessories, a Portuguese supermarket/cafe, hairdressers, a sewing alterations shop, a specialist watch shop and a specialist framing shop. An eclectic mix of businesses with each one offering experienced staff with expect advice and a warm and friendly welcome. Wesley Street is just off Eastbank and Tulketh Street, with parking available in Tulketh Street and the surrounding area. Most shops are open 9am-5pm six days a week, so why not pop along to Wesley Street where's there's something for everyone? You'll be pleasantly surprised.





• Christian Bookshop • Graham Eyes Butchers • Diana Celine Photography • Baby Love • Cherry Tree Toy Shop • Freshfield Animal Rescue • Saratoga Jewellery & Antiques • Andersons Watch Specialists • Mikes Barbers • Sewing Queen • Willow Tea Rooms • Kellys Electrical • Volunteer Pub • Portugese Deli • Chanamie Picture Framing • Headquarters Hair Salon • Jewellery Workshop



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Peace of mind when letting property


F you’re looking for peace of mind with your property management, look no further than Helen Rimmer Property Management Services Limited.

The family-run business was established in 1997, however, the Rimmer family name has more than 30 years’ experience in the property management field. Directors Helen and David Rimmer run the company, with David’s grandfather having sewn the seeds as a house builder who rented out properties in the region. Helen Rimmer Property Management Services Ltd now offers a complete A to Z management service. What could be termed a mine-field for the uninitiated, Helen Rimmer Property Management Services Ltd handles every aspect with complete professionalism and minimum fuss. Office manager, Ross Morton, looks after the Bispham Road office, along with three staff members. Ross explained why the company has been so successful in its field: “We’re purely involved in the property rental service. “This is 100% of our business so we’re able to offer a better service because of our wide knowledge and tremendous expertise. We have an excellent reputation and we’re always

keen to take on new landlords in order to help them get the best out of their rental investments.” The full management service begins with initial property inspection and rental valuation. This is followed by regular inspections, at least every quarter, to ensure that the properties are being looked after. There is also has an inhouse maintenance team to help keep properties in first class condition. One of the most important and difficult aspects of property management is attracting the right type of rental tenant. Helen Rimmer Property Management Services Ltd looks closely at prospective tenant references. Character references, previous tenant references and complete background references are all looked into, giving the property owner the confidence to rent out the house, flat or business premises without sleepless nights! The company looks after a wide portfolio of premises in the Southport area, from bedsits to four and five bedroom houses along with a number of commercial premises. The company charges 10 per cent of the property rental; however, charges only begin when rental clients are in place. ● So, if you’re looking for

peace of mind regarding your rental property, talk to Ross now on 01704 505316.

● Helen Rimmer Property Management Services Ltd offers a complete A to Z management service

Helen Rimmer


STUDIO FLAT. Carlisle Road. P/F. Lounge/bedroom, kitchen, shower room, parking ..................£275 pcm STUDIO FLAT. Knowsley Road. F/F. Lounge/bedroom/ kitchen, shower room, parking ..................£275 pcm STUDIO FLAT. Church Street. P/F. Lounge/bedroom, kitchen, shower room ................................£295 pcm STUDIO FLAT. Booth Street. P/F. Lounge/bedroom, kitchen, separate bathroom, NO DSS ........£350 pcm 1 BED FLAT. East Street. U/F. Ground floor, lounge, kitchen, shower room, parking ..................£300 pcm 1 BED FLAT. Knowsley Road. 1st floor, U/F. Lounge/kitchen, en-suite shower ................£300 pcm 1 BED FLAT. Knowsley Road. F/F 2nd floor. Lounge, kitchen, dining, bathroom ..........................£375 pcm 1 BED FLAT. Stanley Street. U/F. Lounge/kitchen, bathroom/shower, newly refurbished ..........£425 pcm 1 BED FLAT. Station Road. U/F. Lounge/kitchen, bathroom/shower, Bedroom, Patio ............£550 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Knowsley Road. Lounge, kitchen, bathroom/shower, communal garden ..........£350 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Marlborough Road. P/F. Basement, lounge, kitchen, bathroom..........................£400 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Eastbank Street. U/F. Lounge/kitchen. Double bedrooms, Shower room ................£425 pcm

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The company is operated by our friendly, helpful and highly trained office team from our head offices at Bispham Road, Southport, the same site used for offices for over 100 years by the Rimmer family business. 2 BED FLAT. Castle Walk. U/F 1st floor. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom ............................£450 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Virginia Street. U/F. 1st floor. Lounge. Kitchen/dining. Shower room ....................£450 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Churchtown Court. U/F, Lounge, kitchen, bathroom ..................................................£485 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Stanley Street. U/F. Lounge/kitchen, bathroom/shower, newly refurbished ..........£525 pcm 2 BED FLAT. Alexandra Road. U/F 1st floor. Lounge, kitchen, new bathroom, new decor, 12 month 505tenancy ................................................£550 pcm 2 BED FLAT. York Avenue. 1st floor, U/F. Lounge, laminated floors, fully/fitted/kitchen, bathroom/shower ......................................£550 pcm 1 BED HOUSE. Sefton Street. U/F. Lounge, kitchen, bathroom, cellar ........................................£475 pcm 2 BED HOUSE. Poulton Road. U/F. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom ............................£550 pcm 3 BED HOUSE. Property of the week. Sunny Rd. U/F. 2 rec rms, F/F kit. Bthrm/sep shwr. Newly decorated. New carpeting & oak flooring, newly fitted kitchen & bathroom. Beautiful garden with newly laid lawn. Superb property......................................................................£750 pcm


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● Ormskirk boasts an indoor and outdoor market and also plays host to Continental markets as well

A lively market and so much more! W

ITH one of the country’s oldest, traditional markets, the West Lancashire town of Ormskirk has long attracted shoppers from near and far. Centrally located between Southport, Liverpool, Preston and St Helens, the historic town has been home to a bustling market since 1286, when a Royal Charter was granted by Edward 1. Held on Thursdays and Saturdays in the pedestrianised town centre,

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the market boasts over 100 stalls around the clock tower and Market Way car park. Offering everything from locally produced food and drink, to furniture, clothes, crafts, pottery, homewares and more, the market brings hundreds of visitors to the town. Ormskirk is perhaps most famous for its open market, but the town also has an indoor market on Moor Gate, which is open Monday to Saturday. Opened in 1982, the indoor market features an

impressive selection of stalls. With a long trading history, it will come as no surprise to find that, nowadays, Ormskirk is a flourishing retail destination, with a good selection of national chain stores, supermarkets and independent shops to be found within the town centre’s meandering streets, plus an out-of-town retail park. Surrounded by rich farmland, there are also many farmshops in the locality selling seasonal local produce great for foodies!

However, if you’d rather let someone else do the cooking, then Ormskirk has a fantastic range of places to eat. With something to suit all tastes and occasions, the West Lancashire town boasts a substantial number of cosy country pubs where you can enjoy both modern and traditional British fayre; chic Mediterranean bistros; relaxed tapas bars, plus Italian, Chinese, Indian and Greek restaurants. During the daytime, Ormskirk is packed with shoppers, and come night-time



for family days out, the park has something to please both youngsters and teenagers alike, with facilities including a children’s play area, teen shelter, multi-use games area plus skateboarding equipment like half pipes, ramps, grinding rails and more. So whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids during the school break, a mouth-watering meal, or an unrivalled array of shops and market stalls, a visit to Ormskirk has something for everyone this summer.



the town is equally busy, with its many bars, pubs and wine bars buzzing with locals, students and visitors. Other places well worth a visit include the Parish Church, which is believed to be the oldest building in the town. Interestingly the church is one of only three parish churches in the country to have both a tower and a spire. There are also two parks in the town – Coronation Park, which has won a Green Flag Award, and Scott Estate Park, Mawdsley Terrace. Fantastic










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Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Get out and about with coach firm


HETHER you're looking for an exciting day out or a relaxing holiday, Holmeswood Coaches near Ormskirk has just what you need.

One of the North West's premier coach companies, Holmeswood Coaches specialises in coach trips across the UK and Europe and offers a huge range of excursions for the whole family. The company's modern fleet of standard and luxury coaches is fully equipped with the latest facilities, and includes both single and double decker coaches able to seat up to 79 passengers, as well as a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles for private hire. Perhaps you fancy a day out beside the sea or want to take in the sights of an historic city? You could even be planning excursions to keep the little ones occupied during the

school holidays this summer? Whatever it is, Holmeswood Coaches has a fantastic range of trips available throughout the year. Top destinations include York, Scarborough,

Llandudno, the Lake District, Skipton Market and the Trafford Centre, as well as Gulliver's World and Knowsley Safari Park, to list but a few. Holiday makers looking to enjoy a break in the UK will also be spoilt for choice. With the Met office predicting hours of sunshine, Britain's set to become the hottest holiday destination this summer, and Holmeswood Coaches has a fantastic selection of trips to choose between.

From short breaks to Blackpool, the Cotswolds and the majestic Scottish borders, to longer holidays exploring the delights of Penzance, Tenby and Devon, Holmeswood Coaches specialises in quality, package holidays and can cater for your every need. For those who want to explore further afield, Holmeswood Coaches also has a number of popular holidays in Europe. And, looking ahead, the family-run firm also has a number of exciting excursions including a selection of Christmas markets throughout autumn and winter. All trips with Holmeswood Coaches are inclusive of any excursions, and many even include holiday insurance, so you can be assured that there are no hidden charges. ● For further information

contact Holmeswood Coaches on 01704 821245 or log on to the website at

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Day Excursions 2009 Mon 20th July Tues 21st July Thurs 23rd July Fri 24th July Sat 25th July Mon 27th July Wed 29th July Thurs 30th July Fri 31st July Mon 3rd Aug Tues 4th Aug Wed 5th Aug Thurs 6th Aug Fri 7th Aug Fri 7th Aug Mon 10th Aug Wed 12th Aug Thurs 13th Aug Fri 14th Aug Fri 14th Aug


Skipton on Market Day Chester City or Zoo (Coach Only) Blackpool Garstang and Lancaster Canal Cruise RHS Tatton Park (Inc Entry) Llandudno Morcambe & Kendal Portmerion (Coach Only) Knowsley Safari Park (Entry Inc) Skipton Scarborough Chester City or Zoo (Coach Only) Trafford Centre York Eden Camp (Coach Only) Lowry Centre & Salford Quays Ffestiniog Railway (Train Ride Inc) Hawes Creamery & Kirkby Lonsdale Albert Dock & Port Sunlight Cadburys World (Entry Inc)

£12.00 £11.00 £11.00 £16.90 £32.50 £15.75 £13.75 £15.75 £20.50 £12.00 £18.50 £11.00 £11.00 £16.50 £17.75 £11.50 £26.75 £15.50 £11.00 £27.90

Holidays and Short Breaks 2009 17th July (4 Days) 19th July (4 Days) 27th July (5 Days) 2nd August (7 Days) 4th August (6 Days) 7th August (3 Days) 9th August (6 Days) 14th August (3 Days) 15th August (2 Days) 22nd August (2 Days)

Llandudno & Snowdonia Malvern Hills The Historic Borders of Scotland Tenby Ostend Wisley Gardens & Waddesdon Manor Bournemouth Longleat & Bath Weekend London & Buckingham Palace London Weekend

£249 £239 295 £409 £349 £169 £329 £177 £119 £99


CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AT THURSFORD NOW ON SALE—7th December (3 days) Single room supplement may apply: Insurance included in most holidays


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Plough Inn is carving out a truly tasty reputation I

F you thought you knew The Plough Inn in Ormskirk, then think again. Already well established in the area as a traditional, family-friendly pub, not many people know that it also offers a delicious carvery – every day, all year round.

The meat for the carvery is freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by a team of professional chefs, and a choice of tasty local veg offers an ideal accompaniment. There is also a fantastic grill menu and a selection of specials available, so you really will be spoilt for choice. And, if you are looking for value for money, then you have come to the right place. Simply come down to The Plough Inn Monday to Friday, between noon and 2pm or 5pm and 9pm, and pay just £5 for one course. Or, if you prefer, you can choose a starter and a main course for £6.45 and, if you are feeling particularly hungry, try three courses for only £6.95. On a Sunday, a main course is available for just £7.95. A classic country pub set in idyllic rural surroundings, The Plough Inn used to be a farmhouse and parts of the building are listed, with a wealth of original features

● Below, chef Paul Riley gets ready to serve up the carvery at the Plough Inn at Lathom, above helping to create a truly authentic ‘olde worlde’ experience. The outside play area is popular with children and parents alike, and the beer garden and patio area provide a delightful outside setting in which to enjoy a refreshing pint or a chilled glass of wine on a warm summer evening. Serving a mouth-watering carvery every day until 8.30pm, why not give The

Plough Inn a try? ● Situated on Spa Lane, in

Lathom, Ormskirk, look out for the sign or telephone 01695 722 322 to make a booking.


Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family firm offers a DOMESTIC APPLIANCE top-notch service YOUR LOCAL


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F your washing machine has lost its spin or your fridge is no longer cool, why not pop along to S&D Ireland, where you’re sure to find a replacement domestic appliance at prices you can afford?


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This family-run business prides itself on offering a service that is second to none, where same day delivery is guaranteed – something which in today’s fast-moving world is a real godsend. Customers can browse the company’s two showrooms, safe in the knowledge that whichever stock appliance they choose, it will be delivered and installed (excluding gas) on the same day of purchase. And, as an added bonus, S&D Ireland will even remove your old appliance, free of charge. Now that’s service! Owner Dave Ireland runs the company with his two sons, Andy and Peter, and offers a personal, knowledgable and, above all, customer-focused approach, where attention to detail and customer satisfaction is a number one priority. Having built an enviable reputation for supplying and fitting the very best in domestic appliances, including

● S&D Ireland being the main agent for Bosch and Siemens, S&D Ireland offers customers a large, spacious showroom at 70 New Court Way, Ormskirk as well as a store on Church Street. Both premises offer a wide selection of products including Hotpoint and Hoover, and with no hidden extras, the price you see on the product is the price you pay. Or perhaps your appliance is in need of repair? With a visit to S&D Ireland, fixing it couldn’t be simpler. Customers can easily drop off their appliance, with the Ormskirk showroom having convenient parking facilities,

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and the team will repair the item as quickly as possible to ensure as little disruption to your daily life. Customer feedback has always been positive, and repeat and word of mouth business continues to see S&D Ireland thrive. So, if you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy company to fix your appliances or you need a new appliance as soon as possible, then your search is over. With a visit to S&D Ireland you won’t be disappointed. ● Telephone 01695 577703

or 01695 572108 for more information.

Tool Hire & Sales elcome to Hodgson Tool Hire, West Lancashire’s leading independent tool and plat hire supplier for the building trade, landscape gardener and DIY enthusiast. Conveniently located on Burscough Industrial Estate and in Ainsdale Villlage. With over 20 year experience we offer an unsurpassed professional, friendly and reliable service. Whether you are looking for Gardening, Construction, Demolition or Decorating equipment we’ll have the right equipment for you. Carrying one of the most Comprehensive stocks of modern equipment available, we are able to offer quality equipment at very competitive prices. If you are unsure as to what machine/tool you require or simply if there is a machine/tool for the job your are proposing please call in or telephone us and our friendly helpful staff will be pleased to offer free no obligation advice.


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Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New hat shop offers a personal service A

COUTURE milliner, Manda Kent Burns has been decorating and making hats for some years but ran out of space at home – hence The Hattery, which opened its doors in February 2009.

Here ladies can choose to have a unique item of millinery designed and handmade by her in sinamay, felt, or straw – or it could also be possible to use the same material of a bespoke outfit. From initial consultation right through to completion; from the making of the block to the final finishing touch, a lady is assured of a personal one to one service. Other designer headwear is also available and both choices are for hire or purchase. When visiting the shop, don’t forget to bring part of your outfit with you so that colours and style can be matched. If it’s just advice you need, however, don’t be afraid to pop in and ask your question – Manda will be only too happy to help. Also a qualified image consultant, Manda offers a colour and style service to both individual ladies, whether for work or leisure, but just as importantly to the ladies of the bridal party, from mother of the bride and

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mother of the groom to bridesmaids – and even the grandmothers can be included! Ladies will feel confident that they are looking their best wearing the colours and style of clothing that flatter them the most. Commissions are also undertaken for the everpopular fascinator to complement that special outfit – and the design is limited only by imagination! If you wish to make your own, however, Manda runs monthly evening workshops where both materials and instructions are provided. An ever-growing number of

kits is available in a variety of colours for purchase online also. The newly launched website at provides more details of the above points. Pictures of some of the hats and fascinators available, the current kits for sale and the workshop schedule – it’s all there. ● Opening hours are Tuesday

to Saturday, 10am-4pm. After-hours appointments are also available. For more information visitManda at The Hattery, 40 Derby Street West, Ormskirk, L39 3NH or call 01695 571434.

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Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MASSIVE REFURBISHMENT ● C Smith & Co's showroom is currently selling off its stock prior to a major extension Code: NA

All stock must go in refit But the good news is that all the stock has got to go, so customers can look forward to some fantastic deals over the coming weeks. Established since 1954, C Smith & Co is a family-run business which has built up an enviable reputation for supplying good quality furniture as well as offering a highly successful reupholstery service. So whether you are in the market for a brand new three piece suite or you simply want to give your old one a new

lease of life, you have come to the right place. Don’t worry, though – the reupholstery service is continuing in spite of the extension work, so people can still bring their furniture to be re-covered by an experienced professional at C Smith & Co. Or, alternatively, Brian Smith (son of the original owner) will come out to you and give you free advice and a no obligation quote. Stocking only the highest quality furniture from three piece suites to recliners, you can trust names such as Sherborne, which have been in the industry for over 80 years. And with the current stock clearance you can treat yourself to a top quality brand at a greatly discounted price.




There really has never been a better time to invest in some quality furniture. And watch this space for news of how the extension project is progressing. Customers can look forward to a bigger and better showroom stocking a greater choice of furniture but with the same commitment to quality, value for money and customer service par excellence that C Smith & Co has built its reputation upon. So keep an eye out for some fabulous discounts at C Smith & Co as they prepare for their building work, and remember that if you need any furniture upholstering, it is business as usual. ● Telephone 01695 573 295

Complete Re-Upholstery Service available

for more information.

See our otters New

t 1 – 9 August A Visit our roundhouse village and live like a Viking for the day • weapons training • traditional wooden crafts and pottery • history talks • dress up in traditional clothes

New Asian short-clawed otter enclosure opening this summer

Image by Victoria Fellowes

Visit for details

Visit for details

Plus summer fun from 25 July

• bug hunts & pond dipping • wetland croquet • plastic duck races • den building & giant indoor sand pit • daily otter talk and feed • family crafts • visit our roundhouse village

Martin Mere

Wetland Centre WWT reg charity in England & Wales, no. 1030884 and Scotland, no. SC039410

Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 0TA T 01704 895181

Martin Mere

Wetland Centre WWT reg charity in England & Wales, no. 1030884 and Scotland, no. SC039410

Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 0TA T 01704 895181

Image by Nicholas Cottrell


O you want the good news or the bad news? Well, the bad news is that C Smith & Co of Ormskirk is closing for a major extension and refurbishment.



Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Romance Restaurant Boat

Based at The Waters Edge, Mill Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan (Junction 27 on the M6)



Bookings ring:

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AIR CON SERVICE/RE GAS £40 + VAT (Service and Air Con with Further 10% Saving)

MOT Still only ....£39.95 (FREE Re-Test)

or Service and MOT with further 10% Saving We also specialise in: • FULL BRAKE SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT • DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS • EXHAUSTS • TYRES & TYRE REPAIRS • WELDING • CLUTCHES • TIMING BELT CHANGES Do you know when your timing belt should be changed? Do you know what happens if your timing belt does snap?

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Review by Nicola Shallicker

DINING tranquillity, picturesque surroundings, good home cooked food, if any of this is making your mouth water, then look no further than Romance Restaurant Boat. There are many superlatives to describe my outing on the Leeds / Liverpool Canal, different, memorable and exclusive to name but a few. We arrived at the bank of the canal in Appley Bridge on a glorious Sunday afternoon after being invited down to sample a taste of what Romance had to offer. Owner Roger Bush has taken a lot of care and consideration in the detail of the restaurant boat and the end product is quality venue with that added quirky interest. We set out from Appley Bridge with the aromas of our Sunday lunch drifting down the barge: the first course was a delicious bowl of vegetable soup served with butter and a crusty roll. The atmosphere was extremely relaxed and Roger is an exceedingly friendly and informative host. There is also

a chance to participate actively in the cruise if you happen to come upon a lock or two, which is a welcome novelty for any passenger. We were gently cruising in the direction of Parbold taking in the scenery as we were served our main course of Beef roast dinner, including all the seasonal trimmings. The restaurant boat has an extensive menu and the set menus are tailored to provide meals that are popular with everyone who dines, this makes for a smooth service from the kitchen and an excellent team of staff helps this along as well. The roast meats are very popular and it’s not difficult to see why! We moored for a while in Parbold to take in the sights of the old mill and the rest of the beautiful village before making our way back in the direction of Appley Bridge. On the return journey we were offered a selection of desserts from Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard and Jam Roly Poly to Cheesecake and Fresh Fruit with Cream. The staff on board were attentive and friendly, couple this with great food and views that you can’t buy and you’ve got yourself a first class meal out. One happy customer said, “We all had a lovely day and my dad had a great time on his birthday, I think helping with the locks made his day. ”The boat is lovely and the food was just fantastic, the whole package is ideal, so relaxing and the sunny weather arrived right on time”. We were thrilled to be invited to sample an afternoon out with the Romance Crew and the restaurant boat should be your first choice for your special occasions or just an afternoon with a difference.

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T’S All About Me! in Railway Road, Ormskirk, is the brainchild of salon owner Sara Holcroft, and has been established in Ormskirk for over four years after having a salon in Churchtown, Southport for a previous 10 years.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Sara offers a wide range of treatments, is an OPI platinum salon and is a highly skilled and qualified nail technician, constantly training and updating in the nail industry. It’s All About Me! is a

Decleor spa salon and stockist plus is currently running an offer where you can get selected facials half price! The salon also carries out a full range of beauty services, ranging from pedicures and nail enhancements to hot stone massage, waxing and semi-permanent make-up. The salon has just become the proud owners of the new Genie Complete machine. This machine is the only one to offer the one and only 10minute face lift – the Take Ten treatment! The current of this machine is up to 1,000 times stronger than that of a conventional non-surgical face

lift, so therefore giving instant results. The machine carries out a range of other treatments too, including slimming, toning and anti-cellulite treatments, so there is something for everyone! The salon will be demonstrating the Genie machine at the Southport Flower Show in August, so everyone can have a chance to try it out – just look for the dune fm stand. And, It’s All About Me! now opens on a Sunday, so there’s no excuse not to pamper yourself. ● Visit It’s All About Me! at 1

Railway Road, Ormskirk or call 01695 577115.

NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11am - 5pm With over 100 different treatments to offer, including toning (20 mins = 360 sit ups), Anti cellulite and slimming treatments, you really can’t afford not to try the Genie.


It even has a programme to treat sciatic nerve damage and other back muscle injuries such as whiplash, so really there is something for every one from Genie!

Opening Times: Mon/Wed//Fri 9.30am-6pm. Thur 9.30am-8pm Sat 9am-4pm Sun 11am-5pm (closed Tuesday)

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EXT time you are battling your way through the crowds in town on a Saturday afternoon and paying a small fortune in parking charges, why not stop and think about finding an alternative place to shop? Not only is shopping locally a great way to support your local business community but it is also generally less stressful and a lot more fun! Formby offers shoppers the

best of both worlds – the advantages of a busy retail centre with the usual High Street names but with all the benefits of a village. So you can expect a warm welcome and top notch customer service wherever you go. People prepared to go that extra mile to ensure you get just what you need and a greater choice of unique goods and products you won’t find anywhere else – these are just a few of the extras that come

as standard when you shop locally in Formby. The main shopping area is known as the ‘Village’. Here can be found an array of well known High Street shops such as Boots, Dorothy Perkins and New Look, all located around the main shopping streets of Chapel Lane and Brows Lane. There are also a number of independent and specialist shops and boutiques here as well and the tree-lined avenues are a delight for browsing.

There are several other smaller shopping areas around Formby and Freshfield, offering mostly convenience stores, post offices and independent shops from specialist opticians to awardwinning booksellers and just about everything in between. There are also a number of well known supermarkets in the area including Tesco, M&S and Waitrose, so you can do all your food shopping whilst you are here too.

If all this retail therapy has tired you out then why not take a break and enjoy a quick drink, a lunchtime snack or even a gourmet meal? Formby has it all and, with a choice of traditional pubs, bustling bistros and top class restaurants, there is something for everyone. From a pie and a pint in an olde world pub to a light bite in a gastro pub or, at the other end of the spectrum, fine dining gourmet-style, the

village has a number of eateries to choose from. It is no wonder people come back time and time again to Formby. It enjoys an idyllic location and the nearby beach and pinewoods are a haven for tourists all year round. Take some time out and have a wander down to the beach or pay a visit to the National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve, one of the few places where red squirrels can still be found.


Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mobile service settles down to offer drivers great deals G

REAT news for Formby motorists. Established in 1991 as a mobile tuning and servicing business, Automech Formby (formerly Autotune) has gone from strength to strength. With customers all over the borough from Bootle to Southport, Formby was the ideal central choice to set up an MOT testing station and repair centre. At Automech Formby the team can offer you everything

from changing a bulb to a full exchange engine and everything in-between including servicing (from as little as £39.50), brake and clutch, tyres and exhausts, diagnostics, batteries, cambelts and much more. Conveniently located off Liverpool Road next to the Royal Pub on the Mayflower Industrial Estate, Automech Formby is a Vosa approved MOT test station (easily identified by the three triangle logo) offering a While

U Wait MOT on both petrol and diesel cars and light commercial vehicles. All work is carried out to high industry standards, fully guaranteed, using the latest technology and equipment by fully trained personnel. ● Opening times are Monday

to Friday, 8.30am-6pm and Saturday, 8.30am-1pm. Call to book your MOT or for a no obligation quote from owner Ian Butler. Check out for more information.

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OR all your building and home improvement supplies, head to R W Almonds Builders Merchants Ltd in Formby Business Park.

Welcoming both trade and public customers through its doors for over 25 years, familyrun business R W Almonds has the manpower and experience to help manage your building project, be it a large building contract, a selfbuild scenario or a small gardening project. Stocking everything you'll need for a successful build completion all on one site, from fencing and roofing materials to bricks, blocks and timber supplies, R W Almonds can assist and supply every step of the way. Run by owners David and Chris Almond, and backed by 16 members of staff, the friendly and knowledgeable team can offer helpful advice on any building and

landscaping projects you might have begun. The company supplies a huge variety of product lines suitable for both trade professionals and self-builders. Drop in and discover decorative paving from the likes of Bradstone, Lakeland, Plaspave and Marshalls. There’s also a brick yard, stocked with huge quantities of bricks, blocks and Indian sandstone in various colours. And there are so many other lines, it’s a DIY paradise with polypipe plumbing, fencing, timber, decking, wooden fence posts, concrete posts, cements, decorative aggregates, plasterboards and plaster, tools, paints, chemicals and industrial workwear. There’s all manner of products for your home, including Velux and Roto windows and rooflights, corrugated roofing, tiling products and electrical goods.

Get ready for the summer party season by stocking up on Calor Gas, butane or propane for the barbecue. R W Almonds also offers ready-mix concrete and readymix screed in 1/4 cube mixes which can be delivered in grab bags. In fact, deliveries for orders over £50 are free, and the business delivers as far afield as Manchester, Preston and Wirral. There’s a small delivery charge for orders under £50, locally. There’s parking on site, help available for heavy or bulky loading and it’s open Monday to Friday 8am-5.30pm, Saturday 8am-2pm and Sunday 10am-1pm. ● Visit R W Almonds Builders

Merchants Ltd, Formby Business Park, Formby, Liverpool, tel: 01704 878651. Check the website: or e-mail:

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Mediamix Supplement ● Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wine and dine or shop 'til you drop T

HE Crosby area is a great place to live, to work and to shop in.

With excellent road and rail links to Southport, Liverpool and beyond, a wide choice of housing, many good schools, plus parks, a beach and other leisure amenities, it offers much to both residents and visitors alike. And the area is more than simply Crosby village, with its identity also tied up with the districts of Waterloo and Blundellsands. In fact Crosby Library, Crosby Civic Hall and Crosby Marina are all in Waterloo. There are a variety of different shopping areas, with main facilities on the high streets of Crosby and Waterloo and a number of other smaller retail areas round and about. Crosby village itself is found at the intersection of Liverpool Road, Coronation Road and Moor Lane. Here there are a mixture of local businesses, from card shops to hardware stores, alongside some bigger shops and a supermarket. The local shops continue, spreading out from the centre of the village, where there are also a number of pubs and restaurants – just stroll down Liverpool Road or Cooks Road and explore. Alternatively, head off along Coronation Road and you’ll pass a row of shops, including bakeries, newsagents, pubs, grocery shops and more, leading down to Crosby’s other main shopping area at College Road. It’s also the home of Marine FC, who play in the Northern Premier League. These shopping areas, plus another on Bridge Road, serve most of Crosby,

Blundellsands and the seafront area of Brighton-le-sands. Waterloo has its own shops, centred around the South Road and St John’s Road areas. South Road is easily reached thanks to having Waterloo railway station and bus exchange on the street. Its top end connects with Crosby Road North and runs in a straight line right down to Crosby Marine Lake and then on across the dunes to the beach where Anthony Gormley’s Another Place sculpture begins. South Road itself is jam-packed with businesses, from clothing stores to charity shops, bakeries to greengrocers, off licences to chemists, supermarkets to home and gardens stores, plus a huge choice of restaurants, pubs, wine bars and takeaways. It really is a vibrant street. Waterloo is served by a number of supermarkets too. The smaller shops continue along Crosby Road North, past the Plaza Cinema, the bookmaker’s, card shops and on to St John’s Road. This second shopping street runs almost as far as South Road and houses an eclectic mix of businesses, from florists and butcher’s, arts and craft stores, barbershops, newsagents, a gym and a wide choice of charity stores to rummage through. There’s also a fair share of intimate eateries and takeaways. All in all, Crosby and Waterloo has a huge choice of different shops and stores. With its excellent transport links, so many bars and restaurants and loads of leisure opportunities nearby, it’s certainly a great place for a day of shopping and fun.

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IF you’re making party plans and you need a costume, head over to Azania Fancy Dress in Waterloo. Azania has hundreds of different costumes for any type of costume party. There’s a huge range of 70s gear so you can glam it up with the best of them. Medieval and fairytale costumes are also proving very popular at the moment. Plus, if you fancy going as a specific character from history or legend, along with a host of television, film, and super heroes, then just ask Stephanie at Azania and she’ll be able to help. If you need a costume but you’re stuck for ideas just go to the shop on St Johns Road in Waterloo and let Azania give you inspiration. There’s a book full of costumes in the shop, plus Stephanie has been running the business for seven years and has lots of experience helping people get the right costume. She also has a range of accessories for sale, including hats, wigs, false eyelashes, face paint, glitter and loads of Hawaiian get-up – great for summer barbecues! The shop is open from 9am-5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9am-3pm on Saturday. Visit Azania Fancy Dress, 81 St Johns Road, Waterloo, telephone 0151 928 8881.





• Dress Hire - Childrens from £12 - Adults from £20 • Funky Coloured Wigs • Huge range of false eyelashes • Jewellery Accesories • Masquerade Ball masks • Plus much more

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81 St Johns Road, Waterloo, Liverpool 0151 928 8881

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The menu offers a great choice of stonebaked pizzas, pasta, risotto and main dishes. Try a meatball and smoked bacon pizza with red onions and extra mozzarella or the oven baked beef lasagne served with rosemary roast potatoes and salad leaves, followed by delicious home-made tiramisu. Head Chef Lee Stevens has many year’s experience catering at some of the country’s best restaurants. He said: “Our aim is simple to produce the best quality food based on the traditions of Italian cookery. We combine the freshest, best quality ingredients and present them simply in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We also take traditional Italian dishes and give them a local twist - for example, our pea wack risotto. Head Chef Lee and his team showing his homemade authentic Focaccia

LOOKING for somewhere to feed the family? Then head down to the Little Pizza Kitchen in Waterloo. This newly opened pizza restaurant offers a real taste of Italian inspired cuisine in a family friendly environment, just like at your kitchen table!

There’s also a great kids menu so your little ones can feast on a pizza or pasta, a drink and dessert for just £5.95 offering real value for money. We hold ‘make your own pizza’ parties for kids where we roll the dough out and the kids put on their own sauce and choice of fillings then watch it go in the oven. It’s great fun!” Said Lee who prides himself on providing healthier, stodgefree food.

44 St Johns Road, Waterloo | 0151 286 1299 | |

Lee added: “Wholewheat pasta and pizza bases are available and wherever possible we aim to be completely self suf ficient, cooking all our food from scratch. All our doughs, sauces, meats and vegetables are all made in our kitchen with pride and skill. We make all our own bread, including authentic focaccia and are currently working on a range of gluten-free pizza bases.” So for great food, service and value for money in a home from home environment without the washing up, pop into the Little Pizza Kitchen, and don’t forget to bring your own wine or beer (£2 corkage fee). Although only newly established, Little Pizza Kitchen has already gained glowing reviews from media sources and public alike. With this in mind booking is recommended.

The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday 3.30pm till 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm-10pm. For more details call 0151 286 1299

Available for private hire


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McCallum & Tritton and Sons

Funeral Directors

Family firm with a proud heritage R

ESPECTED McCallum & Tritton funeral directors in Waterloo has a proud history.

We have no connection with any other business.

An Independent Family Service Established over 50 Years Agents for Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plan Head Office: 46 Mersey View, Waterloo L22 6QB Private Chapels of Rest at: 63 Holden Road East, Liverpool L22 2AH 510 Stanley Road, Bootle L20 5DW (Corner of Linacre Lane)

0151 931 2002

Founded in 1952 by Douglas McCallum and Charles Tritton, assisted by Charles’ wife Eileen Tritton, the partners originally started their careers as motor mechanics but soon added private hire and limousine hire to their business. They conducted their first funeral in 1955 followed by 12 in 1956, and have organised a great deal more since. Moving on from the original Humber limousines, they acquired a fleet of American Packards which they ran for many years before they changed to a fleet of Cadillacs. In 1982 the fleet was again changed, this time to Mercedes which the firm has used ever since. McCallum and Tritton has conducted many notable funerals over the years, including that of Archbishop Derek Worlock which was shown live on national television. Charles died in 1991 at the age of 62 and Douglas McCallum retired in 1994, but the business continues to be an independent, family-run

Funky Flix

concern with qualified funeral directors Kevin Tritton and Andrew Stones now at the helm, while Eileen still plays an active role. Today, as the funeral profession has developed, families have many more options than they had in the past. These include the hire of a horse-drawn hearse or a motorcycle hearse and the provision of environmentallyfriendly coffins, but the firm will endeavour to fulfil all

requests from families where possible. The firm has chapels of repose at Stanley Road, Bootle and at Holden Road East, Brighton le Sands, which have recently been refurbished. ● For more information

contact McCallum & Tritton funeral directors at 46 Mersey View, Brighton le Sands, Liverpool, Merseyside L22 6QB, telephone 0151 931 2002.


and glamorous. Specialists in human hair extensions, Funky Flix is one of very few outlets stocking these must-have hair accessories and with this in mind, the shop offers a generous discount to any trade customers. You can’t beat some funky jewellery to finish off an outfit and Funky Flix has a great collection of pieces from chunky, trashy gems and High Street-style jewellery to top end, bling, for a truly dazzling look. Prices are highly competitive making it more affordable than ever to look absolutely stunning for your next night out and with discounts for students and customer loyalty cards available, if you want to dress to impress, you have certainly come to the right place. Watch this space for Funky Flix’s website which is due online shortly, so even if you don’t live locally, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Funky Flix experience and order products for yourself from the comfort of your own home. Pop into the shop today at 85 St John’s Road for a browse and a friendly chat with the girls or telephone 0151 284 3180 for more information.

DO you like getting dressed up for a night out? Are you keen to try new looks and styles? And are you tired of having to go into the city centre for everything you need for a glamorous night out? If the answer is yes then the wait is finally over. New to the area but already the talk of the town, Funky Flix is bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to Crosby. Family run, the shop based on St Johnís Road, is a collaboration between three sisters, Danielle, Barbara and Kim, who are all chic ladies themselves and realised there was a gap in the market for somewhere selling funky accessories for going out. And so Funky Flix was born. Stocking a fantastic selection of goodies from human hair extensions, hair pieces and wigs to funky jewellery, false eye lashes, self-tanning products and make-up, the shop has literally everything you could possibly need to add that gorgeously glamorous finishing touch to your look. A one-stop shop for all your party accessories, Funky Flix is literally crammed from floor to ceiling with beautiful things, which sparkle and shimmer and the shop is a real Aladdin’s Cave for anyone whose style is seriously funky

• Hair Extensions, Wigs, Hairpieces • Hair Accessories • Bridal, Prom & Occasion Wear

● Funeral directors Kevin Tritton and Andrew Stones at McCallum & Tritton

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Fascinators Costume Jewellery Make-up, Cosmetics, False Tan False Eyelashes

Individual Consultations for people suffering hair loss and medical conditions Late night appointments can be arranged

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30-5.30pm

85 St Johns Road, Waterloo L22 9QD • 0151 284 3180

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Dignity and sincerity P

LANNING a funeral can be a stressful and difficult time, which is why using a funeral director who understands the issues and can assist throughout with a caring and respectful approach, is vitally important. RS Cape, at 18 South Road in Waterloo, is one such firm. Established over 130 years ago by John Cape, the company was acquired by The Cooperative Group but has continued to uphold the values and traditions of a longestablished funeral business.

The company has gained an enviable reputation for dealing with funerals in a professional manner, where attention to detail is a number one priority. Recently refurbished, RS Cape has 15 matching limousines and hearses at its disposal and all arrangements are carried out with dignity and sincerity. Staff are qualified and experienced and include Johanne Ridout and funeral director Gordon Howe, who are on hand to offer professional advice whenever you need it.

Sheds Log cabins Sunhouses Fencing Dog Kennels

Funeral Directors

In addition, RS Cape provide monumental masonry, floral tributes and end-of-life planning, which helps clients and their families plan for the inevitable. For more information, contact Johanne or Gordon, who will be happy to advise you on the types of plans available and the options for payment, including the company’s interest-free option. ● Contact RS Cape at 18

Contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Waterloo 0151 928 3488

South Road, Waterloo, telephone 0151 928 3488 or email rscapes.liverpool@

We sell so much more than just sheds

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Phone for colour brochure Open 7 Days

0151 922 5282 Don’t buy a shed until you’ve seen ours

200 RIMROSE ROAD, BOOTLE, L20 4QS email:


18 South Road

Sheds to suit all occasions S

PECIALISING in quality, made-to-measure sheds, home office/ garden rooms, summer houses and fencing, Merseyside Sheds has everything you could need.

Whether you’re after somewhere to store your garden tools, want to spruce up your fencing for the summer months, or your children want a Wendy house, there’s something for everyone – even your pooch! And new this season are a wide choice of home office/ garden rooms, where the trip to your office is only a two-

minute walk and where you don’t even have to change out of your slippers! Creating the perfect work/life balance, all structures come fitted with the latest technology and communication equipment needed for today’s workspace. Owned by Toni Deary, Merseyside Sheds has been established for 25 years and is still going strong, a true testament to the quality products which are produced and available on site. As the company manufacture the items, you can get the perfect measurements for the size of your garden, and with

an expert team on hand to design, construct, deliver and erect your products, you can rest assured of a quality service. As well as supplying major retailers with a selection of sheds, Merseyside Sheds also has plenty of stock on display, with around 80 items for you to view in its undercover showroom on Rimrose Road, Bootle. ● For so much more than

just sheds, visit Merseyside Sheds, log on to the company’s website at or telephone 0151 922 5282.

Ladies Boutique


We have lowered our prices!

£10.00 Blow & Rollers . . . . . . from £15.00 Cut & Blow . . . . . . from £20.00 Blow & Go. . . . . . .


Half Head Foils Plus Cut & Blow . . . . . from £49.00

70 Liverpool Rd, Crosby

0151 286 6766

• Designs that won’t be seen anywhere else • Ladies Fashions • Accessories • Jewellery • One-to-one Service OPEN 9.30am-5pm MON-SAT

IF you’re looking to update your wardrobe with the latest fashion trends then it’s time to visit the new Amour Ladies Boutique in Waterloo. Having just opened its doors 10 weeks ago, Amour Ladies Boutique offers a great collection of clothing at prices you can afford, whether you’re after a casual maxi dress or something for a night out. Owner Debbie Page has spent many years bringing up her three children and now with her youngest aged 11, she decided to venture out and open her own shop. Amour Ladies Boutique has a wide selection for all ages, from 15 to 50, and has just launched a summer sale, so it’s the perfect time to grab a bargain. I already have two wholesalers only supplying me in the area. I try to find different clothing, and only tend to buy one of each size up to 16/18 for a particular item, so they’re more individual. “I also have a designer currently working on an exclusive new collection just for Amour, it will include one-off pieces which are due in soon,” said Debbie. Visit Amour Ladies Boutique, St Johns Road, Waterloo, six days a week from 9.30am to 5pm.

93 St Johns Road, Waterloo, L22 9QD 0151 949 1406



We will give you £2,000 off our British Built Nissans when you trade in your car that is 8 years or older, instead of 10 from the Government.


FROM £7,995

The Government Scrappage Scheme only covers cars older than 10 years.

NOTE 1.4

• Nissan Connect • 16" Alloy wheels • Air conditioning • Front fog lamps

FROM £9,995


0% APR*


• Nissan Connect (with satellite navigation, CD player and Bluetooth) • 16” Alloy wheels • Air conditioning • Rear privacy glass




FROM £15,650

• 18’’ Alloy wheels • Nissan Connect (with satellite navigation, CD player and Bluetooth) • Dual zone climate control


• CD player that reads MP3 • Power steering 14" Steel wheels with • 14 wheel covers • Front airbags • ABS with EBD and Brake Assist Thanks to the Government’s scrappage allowance, if your car is 10 or more years old, you can get £2,000 OFF a new PIXO.



ALL PRICES INCLUDE £2,000 SAVING As the UK’s biggest car maker we’ll give you £2,000 off our British Built MICRA, NOTE, QASHQAI or QASHQAI+2 when you trade in your vehicle of 8 years or older.






Book a test drive today Crosby Park Nissan 2 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool Tel: 0151 924 9101

Micra Range: CO2 120-163g/km - URBAN 32.5-54.3mpg/8.7-5.2L/100km - EXTRA URBAN 49.6-67.3mpg/5.7-4.2L/100km - COMBINED 41.5-61.4mpg/6.8-4.6L/100km NOTE Range: CO2 119-159g/km - URBAN 31-55.4mpg/9.1-5.1L/100km - EXTRA URBAN 51.4-67.3mpg/5.5-4.2L/100km - COMBINED 41.5-62.8mpg/6.8-4.5L/100km QASHQAI Range: CO2 139-208g/km - URBAN 25.7-47.1mpg/11-6L/100km - EXTRA URBAN 40.9-58.9mpg/6.9-4.8L/100km - COMBINED 33.6-54.3mpg/8.4-5.2L/100km QASHQAI+2 Range: CO2 149-209g/km - URBAN 24.8-41.5mpg/11.4-6.8L/100km - EXTRA URBAN 40.4-56.5mpg/7-5L/100km - COMBINED 32.8-49.6mpg/8.6-5.7L/100km

The Government Scrappage Scheme is available from 18th May 2009 until the Government funding is utilised or until 28/02/2010 (whichever is sooner). The Nissan British Built Trade in Scheme (NBBTS) is available until 30/09/2009. Trade in vehicles under the Government Scheme must have been registered on or before 31/08/99 and under NBBTS between 01/9/99 and 31/08/01. The keeper of a trade in vehicle should have a UK address shown on the V5C and have been the registered keeper of the trade in vehicle for at least 12 calendar months before the order date of the new vehicle. Also a trade in vehicle must have a current MOT certificate at order date of the new vehicle and must be under 3.5 tonnes in weight. Under NBBTS there is no obligation to scrap any trade in vehicle and the new vehicle purchased must be a Nissan UK built vehicle (Micra, Micra C+C, NOTE, QASHQAI and QASHQAI+2 only). Full Terms and Conditions apply (see your local Nissan dealership for details). Schemes available at participating Nissan dealers only. Schemes not available in conjunction with Motability or any other offers. Terms and Conditions subject to change without prior notice. Excludes Channel Islands / Isle of Man.*Finance is available subject to status on eligible new vehicles registered between 01/07/09 and 30/09/09 in the UK to persons aged 18 or over. Guarantees and Indemnities may be required. At participating dealers only. Nissan Finance, a trading style of RCI Financial Services Limited, PO Box 495, Watford, WD17 1FJ. Models shown are QASHQAI n-tec1.6 petrol 2WD manual with a normal on the road price of £17,650 plus optional metallic paint at £440 inc VAT, Micra n-tec 1.2 petrol manual with a normal on the road price of £9,995 plus optional metallic paint at £395 inc VAT, NOTE n-tec 1.4 petrol manual with a normal on the road price of £11,995 plus optional metallic paint at £395 inc VAT and PIXO Visia 1.0 petrol manual with a normal on the road price of £5,995 plus optional metallic paint at £365 inc VAT. Images shown for illustration purposes only. Models subject to availability. Information correct at time of going to press. Refer to dealer for exact specification. This advert supersedes any previously advertised offers. Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, The Rivers Office Park, Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 9YS.

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