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How are the New Year’s resolutions going? Yes, mine have ground to a halt too! Sometimes we’re guilty of choosing only negative resolutions; give up this, give up that, give up the other. That’s all very well, but hey, what’s life for if it’s not to live! When you compile your next list of resolutions don’t forget the positive stuff too. Indeed, one relative of mine has put together a ‘bucket’ list – which is a list of stuff to do and places to go before she kicks the bucket. That’s style for you! So what’s new in this issue? Well, there are some fantastic money saving offers from building work to furniture! There’s also a feature on surely the most popular man in St Helens at the moment – Eamonn McManus – Chairman of Saints and the driving force behind Langtree Park. Don’t miss our new ‘Dish of the Month’ feature – this time it’s Liver with Chorizo and Onions! There’s a new legal advice section from Mackrell and Thomas and also a feature on the St Helens U3A.
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There’s a fascinating evening scheduled this Tuesday (7th February) at Kirkby Library when the North West Film Archive will show a series of archive film footage of the Liverpool and Knowsley area. Amongst the footage will be Liverpool scenes from 1898, a Prescot Sunday School parade from 1927, a film about new housing developments in 1934, coverage of the Royal Ordnance factory explosion in 1945 and a portrait of Kirkby in 1970.
stave off these cold February nights, then you might be interested in going along to the next meeting at the Prescot Historic Society on Thursday 23rd February, where there will be one served up! Also at the meeting you can listen to a talk by Mr A Richardson on ‘To Germany in search of Zeppelins’. The meeting is being held, as usual, at the Methodist Hall in Atherton Street, Prescot and starts at 7.30pm. Annual membership of the society is £10, and visitors pay £1.50 per meeting.
The evening is organised by the North West Film Archive in conjunction with the Knowsley Library Service and is a ticket only event. Tickets are priced at £2 from the library – call 0151 443 4290 or 0151 443 4365 for more details.
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Fitness for Over 50’s
If you’re over 50 and ‘Get Fit’ was one of your New Year’s Resolutions then the Sports Development Unit in St Helens wants to hear from you. The Unit hosts a senior activities session every Friday afternoon between 1pm-3pm and cost is just £1! The session is made up of a wide variety of sport and recreational activities for you to try out and enjoy, you’ll meet new people and increase your fitness levels without even realising it. The wide range of activities including Boccia, New Age Curling, Badminton, Target Golf/Putting, Dance, Basketball, Multi Movement Skills, Self Defence, Table Tennis and Nordic walking to name a few. If you’re interested then do come along to the Queens Park Health & Fitness Centre on Boundary Road; the sessions are open to all residents aged 50+ and a warm welcome is guaranteed. For more information please contact the Sports Development Team on 01744 675923 or e-mail sportsdevelopment@ sthelens.gov.uk.
If your New Year’s resolve to lose weight and adapt a healthier lifestyle has already fallen by the wayside in the first month of 2012, then you could get back on track by joining ‘Measure Up’, a twelve week programme run by the 5 Boroughs NHS Partnership. If you want to lose weight, change your lifestyle or improve your fitness levels then the organisation wants to hear from you. The sessions run at the Salvation Army building on Warrington Road in Prescot and are completely free of charge. Call 0151 443 2162 to book your place.
For fitness with a difference try belly dancing! Proved to improve general fitness, suppleness and general toning, as well as being a lot of fun, belly dancing is growing in popularity in the UK due to the cardiovascular nature of the exercise. Local classes include a Tuesday night class between 6-7.30pm at St Philip’s Church Hall in Fleet Lane, Parr, and two Rainhill classes on Wednesday at St Ann’s Millennium Centre on View Road. The classes run from 7pm-8pm and from 8.15pm-9.45pm. For more details, please call Maureen on 0151 426 1524. If you’re a member of a community group and you want to publicise your next event free in Local Life, then just email details along with a contact name and number to email@example.com.
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National Libraries Day
The nation comes together this Saturday (4th February) to celebrate everything that is great about our libraries. Both Eccleston Library and Rainhill Library will be holding a coffee morning between 10am-12 noon. Anyone who joins either library as a member on the day will be entered into a prize draw, and can win a fabulous goody bag stuffed with books and lots more besides! Bring members of your family, bring your friends, neighbours or work colleagues and join the library for free.
Dojo Fun Rainhill Garrick
The Rainhill Garrick Society invites you to join them in February to view their production of 84 Charing Cross Road – a celebration of a love affair set in New York and London. The production will take place at the Rainhill Village Hall in Weaver Avenue, Rainhill on 16th-18th February. See the advertisement below for more details. The Society are on the lookout for new members who would be actively involved in all aspects of theatre - on stage, back stage and front of house - there is always something for everyone to do. They are a friendly society and also have social gatherings throughout the year which also provide the opportunity for friendships to be made and nurtured. If you fancy having a go, then pop along to rehearsal nights, which are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm at Rainhill Village Hall. Visit the website at www. rainhillgarrick.co.uk for more information.
Those who have ever been tempted to try a martial art to learn self-defence, improve self-confidence and just to have some fun with friends should check out the local dojo. Judo is an exciting and physical sport where participants continually learn and develop, it doesn’t matter what your body shape is or your level of fitness; you can still achieve great things. Pop along to the SKK Judo Club at Cowley Language College (Gamble Street entrance); sessions are held there every Tuesday from 6.15-7.15pm. For more information check out the website www.skkjudo.com or call 01925 226885. If you’re a member of a community group and you want to publicise your next event free in Local Life, then just email details along with a contact name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St Helens Council’s Youth Service is looking for young people to join its Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award group. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from - you just need to be over 14 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa and watching TV. You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you thought you never had, challenge yourself and meet loads of new friends. And the best bit is…you get to choose what you do! You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, and going on expeditions. The group meets at Windlehurst Youth Centre, Gamble Avenue, St Helens, from 4.30pm to 6pm Monday evenings. For further Information contact Steven Patrick, D of E Team Leader on 01744 675647.
The big guns of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic arrive in Knowsley this month with a concert at the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park. The ‘A Touch of West End’ production is conducted by Anthony Gabriele and features fantastic pieces from loved West End musicals. The concert takes place on Friday 24th February at the Leisure and Culture Park on Longview Drive in Huyton, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 for concessions) and are available from www.wegottickets.com or call 0151 443 5619.
If you’ve got free time on Tuesdays and you live in Prescot then why not call in at Café Hope? This initiative is run from the Zion Church on Kemble Street every Tuesday between 11am-1.30pm. You can have a chat, enjoy a cuppa, grab a bargain from the bric a brac and browse the collection of clothes for sale. Admission is free! Helpers for the sessions are needed and they also need extra bric a brac too, so if you can help in any way please call Chris or Alan on 0151 292 4750.
Residents of Eccleston who need to speak with police about local issues are urged to come along to the Police Surgery being held at Eccleston Library on Wednesday 22nd February. The session runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and local PCSO’s will be there to handle any enquiries you may have.
Rainhill Rail Show
Rainhill’s Model Railway Club is holding the annual show on Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th March at Rainhill Village Hall. The show includes a multitude of layouts and enthusiasts will be attending the show from all over Northern England. There will be plenty of trade stands at the show too, and everyone is welcome to come and experience the magic of model rail in the home of rail – Rainhill. The show runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for concessions and £9.50 for families (2+2). For more details about the show and the Rainhill Model Railway Club, please visit the club’s website at www.rainhillmrc.org.uk.
Pilates and yoga classes are now available for beginners and improvers at St Ann’s Millennium Centre in View Road, Rainhill. You can tone your tum, keep flexible and strengthen your back at the classes which take place on Thursday nights between 7-8pm. Cost per session is £5 – for more details call Nikki on 07986 576058.
If you or a relative is aided by mobility scooter or wheelchair, and you/they are lacking fresh air and exercise, then Wheelie Walkers can help! The group organises wheelchair friendly trips out to the nearby countryside. Friends, with or without wheels, are welcome too. For more information, please call Joan Rostron on 01744 813801 or email joan_rostron@ yahoo.co.uk.
The Inner Wheel Club of St Helens are holding a charity coffee morning next Thursday and you’re invited! The event is being held at St Julie’s Church Hall in Howards Lane in Eccleston on Thursday 9th February between 10am-12 noon. In addition to coffee and a chat you can also browse the various stalls at the event to pick up a bargain. Tickets are £1 and proceeds go to local charities.
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accessible to all members and there’s an individual charge for each group of just £1.50, which helps towards hiring the venues. We have compiled a list of groups and events that are available to you in St Helens, just to give you a taste of what is on offer. The list of activities is growing all the time, as membership increases. If you would like more information about the group or would like to enquire about membership then please have a look at the website at www.u3a.org.uk and search for St Helens.
You may have noticed this blue and yellow U3A logo popping up on community notice boards recently, but what is the U3A and is it something that would interest you? U3A stands for University of the Third Age and despite the high falutin title, it’s not an academic group; it’s just a voluntary group that runs lots of activity courses for those over 50’s no longer in full time employment. It’s a global organisation and it has been active in St Helens for approximately 18 months. The group aims to provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun! The St Helens U3A has developed into a dynamic, lively and fast-growing organisation. Group activities are held in or near the centre of town, so to be 12
Even though the group has lots of activities and meetings, there’s no need to join in everything that goes on; in fact you’d be pretty exhausted if you did! Members can choose which activity to join; some just choose a single activity, others are busy with U3A activities every day of the week. It’s completely up to you how much time or how little time you spend with the U3A gang.
Group List Art, Badminton and Tennis, Book Group, Bridge, Coffee Drop-in, Computers, Craft, Dining Club, Discussion, French, Gardening, German, History, Indoor Bowling, Italian, Music Appreciation, Playford Dance, Poetry, Recorder, Science is for Everyone, Scrabble, Singing for Pleasure (Ladies), Spanish for Beginners, Swimming for Beginners, Table-tennis, Tai Chi, Tap Dancing, Walking and Whist.
The half term break brings a great workshop for young people aged 10 –19 at Central Library in St Helens. On Thursday 16th February there will be two 4 hour workshops (12-4pm & 4-8pm) on how a murder mystery event works. This is a James Bond parody murder mystery. A spy has ended up dead and the rest of the team are left needing your help to not only solve the murder but also defuse bombs, decipher codes and stop an evil mastermind from taking over the world. It’s guaranteed – you’ll be shaken and stirred! The event is free, but places need to be booked in advance. For more information please contact: 01744 676954 or email email@example.com.
The Rotary Clubs of Prescot and Rainhill would like to say a huge thank you to the people of St Helens who gave so willingly to Santa and his helpers this Christmas. Prescot Rotary Member, Gerry Houghton says “We are absolutely delighted that we managed to raise £7,000. We are extremely thankful for the amazing generosity of the people that came out to see us”. In the past the Rotary Club of Prescot has helped organisations such as Willowbrook Hospice, Whiston Hospital and the Lilac Centre. As a result of this latest collection the group will be able to support both local and international projects throughout 2012. Rainhill Rotary collected £4,442 in their Santa Collection and Rainhill Rotary Member Paul Worrall has asked for feedback from local residents on how to spend this windfall. If you would like to nominate a good cause of local charity that you feel is deserving of support, then please call him on 07814 759420.
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Dish of the Month Liver and Chorizo with Onions This is a Spanish take on the classic Liver and Onions. Liver is nutritious and cheap but it’s also incredibly tasty. Don’t be afraid to give it a try - cooked well it rivals fillet steak for texture and appearance. Serves 2 generous portions.
Ingredients For the stew
300g of lambs’ or pigs’ liver sliced to ensure it is no more than ½ cm thick
2 cloves of garlic sliced 2 tbsp of olive oil
100g of cooking chorizo, sliced into rounds 100ml of fino sherry about ½ cm thick.
100g of mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, finely sliced Method
1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan. Add the onions and fry over a low-to-medium heat for five minutes. 2. Add the garlic and fry for a further two minutes, until the onions and the garlic are soft and just beginning to turn golden. 3. Turn the heat up slightly. Add the chorizo. Fry for a further minute or two until the Chorizo begins to sizzle and give up some of its fat. 4. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further two minutes until they soften. 5. Finally add the sherry. Scrape the pan a little to deglaze it and release all the lovely flavours into the liquid. Bring to the boil and allow the liquid to reduce by half 6. In a separate pan heat a little butter and fry the liver for just two minutes on each side it should stay pink in the middle. 7. Serve with the chorizo mushroom and onion mix on creamy mashed potato. Garnish with the parsley.
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So what is Private Fostering? If you are not a close relative and look after a child under 16 (under 18 if disabled), for 28 days or more, you may be a Private Foster Carer. A ‘close relative’ is defined as: Parents, step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles (whether by full blood/ half blood or marriage). Therefore, if someone else’s child lives with you and you are their: Great aunt or uncle, cousin, neighbour or friend, you may be a private foster carer. Private Fostering arrangements can include: • Teenagers living with the family of their boyfriend/ girlfriend • Children living with someone else whilst their parents are in hospital • Children coming from abroad for education and living with another family • Youngsters living with a friend’s family following a separation. However, there are many different private fostering scenarios- and if you are unsure, it is always best to seek advice. By law you are required to tell the local authority that you are part of a private fostering arrangement. St Helens Council can advise you on legal matters and provide help and support whilst you care for the child. If you are already caring for a child who is privately fostered, or would like any more information, please call 01744 671199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There a trio of events at Eccleston Library this month for all ages The library joins with the Smithy Centre to present a Valentine’s Day Crafts session on Friday 10th February from 4pm-5pm. Visitors can discover the history behind Valentine’s Day and try their hand at making something for that special someone in your life.
Private Fostering Awareness
February brings a new campaign to raise awareness of Private Fostering. The St Helens Council Fostering Service is urging people who are involved in private fostering arrangements, or know that a private fostering arrangement is taking place, to contact them. Children involved in private fostering arrangements can often be the most vulnerable, with the tragic plight of Victoria Climbè being the most prolific case of how these children can sometimes ‘slip under the radar’ if local authorities are not informed.
Chinese New Year comes late to Eccleston, but there’s a multitude of craft activities to occupy children during half term week. The event takes place on Monday 13th February from 2-3pm at Eccleston Library. Under 8’s must be accompanies by an adult. For more information, please call 01744 677575. For those who have grown out of sticky back plastic and cardboard toilet roll holders, there’s a Fairtrade Coffee Afternoon on Monday 27th February from 2pm4pm. You are all invited to come along and find out how using Fairtrade coffee and other products makes a difference.
Does someone else's child live with you? If you are not a close relative and look after a child under 16 (under 18 if disabled), for 28 days or more, you may be a Private Foster Carer. Private Fostering arrangements can include: • Teenagers living with the family of their boyfriend/ girlfriend • Children living with someone else whilst their parents are in hospital • Children coming from abroad for education and living with another family • Youngsters living with a friend's family following a separation. By law you are required to tell the local authority that you are part of a private fostering arrangement. We can advise you on legal matters and provide help and support whilst you care for the child. If you are already caring for a child who is privately fostered, or would like any more information, please call 01744 671199 or email email@example.com
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Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). the Parish Council, the Church and other generous donors. St Helens Council provided officer support to put the successful bid together the total project cost was £65,000. Pictured are Christopher Roby, Mrs Shirley Platt, Mrs Kit Syder, Mrs Kay Penguin, Mr Mark Syder, Rt Hon Bishop of Warrington Richard Blackburn, Reverend Canon NP Anderson and Councillor Lynn Glover.
Lych Gate Restored
The historic Lych Gate at St. Ann’s Church in Rainhill has been restored thanks to a successful bid for Heritage Lottery Funding. Following a service of Holy Communion at St Helens Church, attended by the Chair of Rainhill Parish Council and invited guests, the Bishop of Warrington, the Rt. Rev Richard Blackburn blessed the restored Lych Gate in Warrington Road, Rainhill which was originally given by the Roby family (Brass Founders) in 1950. Many members of the Roby family were present at the service. The conservation and restoration of the Lych Gate was made possible by a £50,000 grant from the
The Annual St Helens District Scout & Guide Gang Show takes place this year from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st March at the Theatre Royal St Helens starting at 7.15. The show, entitled ‘Scoutaround presents Light up the World’, has a cast of almost 100 aged from six to sixty. This is a family show suitable for all ages and tickets at £8 are available from Jennifer Tickle on 07742 383176. If you get a group of ten or more together to watch the show you even get reduced tickets rates!
A new Zumba session has started at the Knowsley Park Centre for Learning in Prescot. You can get fit and shake off that Christmas flab with the Zumba fitness dance programme. Sessions run from 9-10am on Saturday mornings at the school, which is based in Knowsley Park Lane, and each session costs £3. For more information please contact Sarah, a qualified and registered Zumba instructor, on 0759206 4982.
Help Susanna Walk
There’s a benefit show being held at Blundells Hill Golf Club next Saturday (11th February) in aid of Susanna Petersbursca, the four year old St Helens girl with cerebral palsy. Susanna can only get around with the use of a standing frame because her legs can’t hold her weight, but the family is campaigning to raise £60,000 to pay for her to undergo a ground-breaking operation in the U.S. The procedure that Susanna needs is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and involves cutting some of the sensory nerve fibres from the muscles into the spinal cord.
Songs from the Shows
Birkenhead Operatic Society cross the river this Saturday (4th February) to host their production, Songs from the Shows, at the Huyton Suite on Civic Way in Huyton. As the name suggests, the content will be based around music from the West End shows. If you’d like to go, call Cliff Rimmer on 0151 289 0102 to see if there are any tickets left or call the Huyton Suite directly on 0151 443 3761. Proceeds from the show go to the Mayor’s Magic Fund.
The headline act at the show will be Connie Lush, widely acknowledged at one of the finest blues singers the UK has ever produced, with backing group Blues Shouter, Comedian Frankie Allen and there will also be a disco. There will also be a late bar - tickets are priced at just £15 each and are now available from the Club and organiser John Collins on 0775 323 2654.
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A Street Car Named Desire is the latest production at the Wigan Little Theatre; this American classic, written by Tennessee Williams, will be running from 15th to the 25th February at the Crompton Street theatre. Blanche DuBois comes to live in the slums of New Orleans, with her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley Kowalski. Blanche doesn’t understand how Stella, who is expecting her first child, could have picked a husband so lacking in refinement, whilst Stanley is enraged by Blanche’s airs and affectations, her perpetual reminiscences about her genteel past and her open distaste for his coarse vitality. When Stanley Kowalski’s buddies come over to the house to play cards and one of them, Mitch, finds Blanche attractive, Stanley has no hesitation in destroying Blanche’s only hope of salvation and tells Mitch about what kind of a woman Blanche really is. What will happen when Stella goes to the hospital to have her baby and just Blanche and her brother-in-law are in the house? Postal booking forms are available from the box office or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book online at www.wiganlittletheatre.co.uk or by telephoning 01942 242561.
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Our resident gardening expert Angie Barker, provides us with some more gardening hints, tips and seasonal selections.
Decking - love it or hate it? The beauty of installing a deck in your outside living space is that it can be designed to suit your lifestyle and your individual garden. It is fantastic for dealing with awkward levels and if you run it at the same height as a conservatory door or French doors opening into the garden it feels like an extension to your indoor living space. It is relatively quick and easy to install, it can be cheaper than most other hard landscaping materials and can be a quick fix for covering up unsightly slabs or concrete. In my experience people either love decking or hate it, and the latter usually comes from experience of tired looking decks which are also slippery. There are a few myths about decking which are covered on the Timber Decking Associations web site at www.tda.org.uk. This sites gives some good practical information concerning decking, construction and maintenance. One thing I would say is that decking works best in open, sunny sites and as long as it is kept clean, it should never be slippery.
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Please don’t be tempted to simply plonk a square deck at the back of the house and surround it with spindles. Decking offers the opportunity to create really interesting shapes which can link into the rest of your garden. Planting holes can be incorporated to soften the look and raised beds made of tanalised timber work particularly well in association with decking and look very contemporary. Try also experimenting with large rounded pebbles on or around the decking for a contrast in texture. The photo is the decking in our own garden. I have had decking in both of my own gardens over a period of nearly 20 years and I love it. So does Hubby. In fact if I had a pound for every hour we’ve spent on our decking with a chilled glass of wine (mulled wine of course in winter) I’d be a very rich woman. But then who needs riches when I’ve got my deck - oh and Hubby of course! Author: Angie Barker Dip GD (Inst GD) BA (Hons) Garden Design For All Seasons Tel: 01942 522 405 Mob: 07857 008 383 www.angiebarker.co.uk
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The Meaning of Luxury For some it’s a pair of Jimmy Choos or a Louis Vuitton handbag. For others it’s a weekend shopping trip with friends or a home cooked meal lovingly prepared by your other half. For me, it’s got to be a brand new bathroom – my own sparkling clean private dreamland where I can enjoy a long, hot heavenly soak, away from the stresses of everyday life. As time goes by though, your bath time pleasures will be spoiled when you notice the deteriorating condition of the silicone and the grout; black spots and mould will appear. And even when you put some serious elbow grease into scrubbing away at the grotty bits, you’ll get that ‘painting the Forth Bridge’ feeling - the work never ends, particularly if you’ve got more than one bathroom.
offering a complete bathroom restoration service to home owners. And the result is a series of tried and tested methods, carried out by a skilled team that can restore any bathroom to its original state whilst causing you the minimum amount of disruption. Ian says “We’re genuinely passionate about what we do and we’re eager to show you exactly what can be achieved without replacing fixtures and fittings”. As well as traditional baths and tiles, Ian and his team can tackle almost all bathroom related problems that some tradesmen would shy away from. These might include problem shower trays, shower cubicles and screens, natural stone tiles
Now you might think that the only solution to this is a costly new bathroom every five years or so, but you’d be wrong! We’ve discovered a local company called Total Bathroom Restoration, who can justly claim to put the gleam back into your bathroom at the fraction of the cost of a new one! Since launching in March 2010, Ian Read, the owner of Total Bathroom Restoration has seen his business thrive to become one of the North West’s premier bathroom restoration companies. Ian believes that almost any bathroom can be rescued from the damage caused by unsightly mould and mildew that occurs naturally over time. Ian, who used to present a home makeover show on the Discovery Home and Leisure TV channel, is passionate about the services his company offers. From his experience in property management he realised that most bathroom problems showed a consistent pattern; leaks, grout failure, mouldy silicone, chipped bath trays and cloudy shower screens, and he subsequently embarked on a period of research and development with the aim of 24 Local Life
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Mr Murphy of Rainhill told Local Life, “My sis ter saw my new bathro wishes hers was so cle om makeover and sai an because her showe d how she r cubicle was black wit coming away. h mould and the old silicone was “I decided to give my sister a bathroom ma keover for Christmas, looked at the job and Ian was very friendly agreed a date and tim and informative, e. He and his team cle and grout; they worke aned out all the old mo d very professionally uldy silicone and expertly with all single detail was sco the correct tools and ured and by the end materials. Every of the day the showe sister and her husban r cub icle had been transform d were amazed!” ed and my
and more recently they have expanded their services to include other problem areas around the house such as kitchen worktops, sinks and tiles/grout. Think ice-white silicone & grout, perfect tiles and a bathroom to be proud of; that’s the service that Total Bathroom Restoration can offer to you. If you don’t want to fork out thousands for a new bathroom but want to breathe a new lease of life into the one you have, just call Total Bathroom Restoration now on 01744 322013 or 0800 542 9984 and for more details visit their website www.totalbathroomrestoration.co.uk.
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other testimonials… “…looks like a brand new bathroom!!!” Joe Anthony, Ormskirk Roa d, Wigan “…as good as new” Chris & Allan Birchall, Rai nford “…value for money” Rita & Barrie Critchley, Ecc leston “…surpassed all expect atio Jerry Rowlands, Rainford ns” “…fast, clean and reliabl e” John Hunter, Eccleston, St Helens “…an excellent job” Andy Wood, Billinge “…would definitely recom mend Angela Taylor, Rainhill them” “…excellent work” Mr & Mrs Donaldson, St Ma ry’s Avenue, Billinge “…a professional outfit with a good track record.” John Williams, Wig an “Better finish than the guy who did it in the first place” Alan Roby, Orrell
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You & The Law Much is being made in the press about the alleged compensation culture in Britain today. The fact however remains that if a person is injured as a result of another person’s negligence they are entitled to claim for compensation. One person’s negligence can shatter an individual’s life – whilst no amount of compensation may be able to put you back in the position that you were before the accident, it can help you to afford care and support to enable you to make the best of your life in the future. Insurance companies have been quick to criticise the increase in the number of claims, but many people don’t realise the part that insurers play particularly where road traffic accidents are concerned. If you have an accident you should report it to your motor claims insurers. They will no doubt ask whether you have suffered injury and offer to arrange to put you in touch with a solicitor, how helpful you may think, but what most people don’t realise is that insurers will sell your claim on to a firm of solicitors that has offered them a referral fee in exchange for your claim. Those solicitors could be at the other end of the country,
to them you are just another client who has been bought in. There is also now a tendency by insurers to try to capture third party claims, for example, if you are involved in an accident with Mr Smith, then Mr Smith’s insurers may telephone you offering to settle your claim and offering you compensation before you have even been medically examined. Part of the job of an insurance company is to pay out as little money as possible, therefore you have to ask whether they are likely to pay you the level of compensation you deserve. You have the right to instruct a solicitor of your choice and no matter what arguments insurance companies put forward you must remember that right. You have the right to instruct a specialist solicitor who will safeguard your claim and ultimately maximize the compensation that you receive. At Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors you are an individual person whose claim will be given the individual attention you deserve. All our clients can be assured that their claim will be dealt with competently and as swiftly as possible. We work on a no win, no fee basis and all of our clients keep 100% of their compensation. If you have been involved in an accident which was not your fault please give us a ring on 0151 480 3666, or call in for a free consultation to discuss the possibility of making a claim.
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The Construction Professionals Have you ever heard yourself saying to a friend, do you know a good a Builder? Do you hate flicking through the yellow pages trying to find a tradesman that can meet all your needs? Well that will be a thing of the past because we would like to introduce you to a company that can help you never to ask those questions again. If you are home owner, a landlord or business then this service is for you!
eSP Home Assist is a St Helens based professional and experienced Construction Company that by listening to their customers needs have developed a new one stop shop concept. They can help you with everything from major building projects to minor maintenance and anything in between. eSP’s promise to you is you only need ‘one call to one company for one fixed price’ – saving time, money and stress to you the client.
All building projects • Plumbing/Heating • Electrical Services • Plastering/Tiling Painting & Decorating • Property Renovation • Insurance Claims Bespoke Patio/Driveways • Roof and Roofline Products • Kitchens/Bathrooms DDA Adaptations • Loft/Garage Conversions • Landlord Maintenance
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We aim, by doing the right thing, to be your choice of builder for life! eSP’s philosophy is delivering excellence through Trust, Quality and Integrity and here are their promises to you: • We are confident we will be able to beat any genuine quote which could see you save £1000s of pounds. • We have a team of highly trained and experienced professional tradesmen for all your building needs. • We quote on a fixed price basis, payable only at agreed key stages and completion! – Absolutely no upfront payments! • We have access to large resources that allow us to offer a fast track scheme meaning we can start your work at a time that suits your schedule. A dedicated Project Manager is assigned free of charge on larger projects. • We promise our trade team will work exclusively on your project until completion with a dedicated point of contact supervisor on site to immediately address any concerns you may have. • We will give you a strict date for completion and we are prepared to negotiate cash back penalties if we fail to deliver at any stage. • We offer piece of mind by providing a professional after sales team for those minor issues that occasionally occur after your job has finished and been paid • We offer a complete “Turn Key” solution from Planning & Design to Completion – without the heartache or stress to you the customer.
eSP are offering some great money saving deals exclusively for Local Life readers: Free Planning and design on extensions during Jan & Feb 2012* Fixed price boiler service £52 plus VAT £300 trade in voucher for your old boiler *offer subject to terms and conditions
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If you have ever wanted to develop your singing voice, seize your chance now! Parkside Colliery Male Voice Choir is hosting a one day ‘Learn to Sing in Harmony’ workshop. It is to be held at the YMCA buildings on Hilton St, Ashtonin- Makerfield on Saturday 18th February 2012. The course will commence at 10am with registration from 9-30, and run through to 4pm with comfort intervals. Candidates will be given professional tuition by Neil Firth. Neil is the Musical Director at Parkside, who won the Adult Choir of the Year award in 2008. He will cover the art and skills of singing, giving advice on voice range, singing in tune, stance and posture for relaxed singing, dynamics, matching pitch and vowel sounds. This will culminate at the end of the day with us all singing a song on four part harmony. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to improve their singing technique and is absolutely free! If you’re interested in giving this a try then please call Jim on 01942 724477 or Alan on 01942 418863, or visit the website www.sing.co.nr.
You can happily snap away in 2012 with the help of one of the region’s most prestigious camera clubs. St Helens camera club covers a wide range of subjects reflecting the club competitions held throughout the year, together with three Open Category competitions. The Camera Club membership has no age limits and welcomes everyone irrespective of what equipment they use or current skill level, members include both novices and professional photographers. The club runs a series of evening lectures on a wide range of photographic subjects covering natural history, travel and landscape, including specific technical talks covering a number of digital imaging topics. The club meets every Monday evening at 8pm, until Monday 30th April, at the Police Club on Bishop Road in Dentons Green. For more information please contact George Burrows on 01744 603553.
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Eamonn McMan us
Eamonn was born and bred in Haydock and he attended primary and high school in St Helens, before taking his studies to Cambridge. After University, Eamonn moved away to develop his career in investment banking and set up home in Hong Kong, where he lived for 20 years. He worked as a chief financier for HSBC’s Asian Investment Bank. Eamonn now lives in Knutsford with his wife and son and has been the Chairman of Saints since 2000. He is so excited about Langtree Park; after 11 years of hard work and dedication he hopes the fans love the stadium just as much as he does.
First memory you have:
My first memory is of being on the swings at a fun fair near Carr Mill Dam. I remember the swings went out over the water, and my sisters and I really enjoyed it. I was two at the time and it’s a really vivid memory.
First school you attended:
This was St Mary’s Primary School in Blackbrook. I loved school and I had a great upbringing. I was good at rugby and went on to play for Saracens, Cambridge
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University and I even captained a team in Hong Kong. When I came back to St Helens I really wanted to repay the community in any way I could and I have tried to do that through the work I do with Saints.
First job you had:
I had my first job in the summer when I was 17. I worked in the United Glass Factory sweeping up on the exact site that the Langtree Park is built. I worked out that the factory sat exactly where the half way line is now on the new pitch. It must be fate! www.locallife247.co.uk
First car you bought:
Last time you went shopping:
First house you bought:
Last holiday you had:
I bought a Peugeot 206 for £2000 in 1980. Unfortunately it only lasted six months; after I loaned it to my friend and he crashed it and wrote it off. The first house I bought was in Rainford, but I never actually lived in it! I took a job in London, and soon after I went to work in Hong Kong so my mum and dad lived there instead. I have some great memories of my parents living there. I owned the house for more than 30 years and only sold it last year.
First pub or club you visited:
The first club I visited was the Labour Club No.1 in Haydock. I went with my dad and had my first pint when I was 16. I also used to go to The Owl’s Nest next door.
I went shopping a couple of weeks ago, I went to the Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons and still couldn’t get everything that was on my wife’s shopping list! The last holiday we had was a family holiday in Koh Samui in Thailand. We had two weeks of sunshine, fun and loads of water sports. My daughter lives in Hong Kong so she joined us too. We would really recommend Thailand as a holiday destination.
Last sporting event you attended:
This would be Manchester Utd v Man City (editor’s note – this interview was conducted in mid-January). I’m a big United supporter, I have a season ticket so I go to every match if work commitments allow it.
First record you bought:
This was Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’, I absolutely love the Tamla Motown sound and I was a regular at Wigan Casino back in the day! The 70’s were great and I love the music of that era.
First best friend:
I had so many friends as I was growing up, I really can’t single anybody out. I suppose I’m really lucky in that way.
This is going to sound awful, but I can’t remember her name! I know I was around 14 and she lived on the same street as me! If you’re reading this; I’m sorry I can’t remember your name but the kiss was very nice!
Last restaurant you visited:
I took my wife to a little country pub in Roebuck, Mobberley. We live around that area so we like to try out all the local restaurants. I would really recommend The Church Green in Lymm too; it’s a great little gastro pub and they serve up some fantastic food
Last DIY task you attempted:
I can honestly say I have never in my life attempted any form of DIY and I never will!
Last film you watched at the cinema:
I last went to the cinema with my wife and son about a month ago but I can’t for the life of me remember what we watched. I have a tendency to fall asleep straightaway in cinemas!
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Saints Tickets up for Grabs
If you’ve ever fancied seeing your photography in print, then you’ll probably be interested in the Rainhill Village Photographic Competition. The objective of the competition is to populate a 2013 village calendar and photographs need to consist of scenes from the village. Application forms to submit your pictures can be collected from St Ann’s Millennium Centre on View Road in Rainhill, and each photograph submitted will cost £5. The closing date is 31st March 2013.
Top St Helens flooring company United Carpets have secured a couple of great prizes for one of their lucky shoppers! All customers who spend more than £300 at the store before Sunday March 11th will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to the Saints v Leeds game on March 24th at the new stadium, Langtree Park, and they will also win a meal for two at the Black Bull on Prescot Road! So if you’re about to buy flooring for your house, make sure you take a trip to United Carpets on Parr Street before Sunday March 11th. The winner will be announced in the April issue of Local Life. See the advertisement opposite for more details of their great sale prices!
Langtree Park Auction
Don’t miss the Willowbrook Auction of Promises night being held at Langtree Park, the Saints new stadium, this Wednesday (8th February)! The event is billed as ‘Canapes. Champagne and Promises’ and also features entertainment from MC Chris Milow from Wish FM and comedian Andy Kelly.
Incidentally, Local Life have used many readers’ pictures in the past, so if you have taken a picture of a local scene of anywhere in the St Helens and Prescot area that you are proud of, and then please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures should be high resolution, sent as a separate attachment and we welcome both portrait and landscape sized shots.
Tickets are £3 each or £5 for two and are available from any Willowbrook charity shops. Promises could include dog walking, cooking a meal, cleaning windows or donating a gift. All proceeds from the event go to Willowbrook Hospice.
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Hamper Winners Our annual Christmas Hamper competition went down a storm again this year! The lucky winners are listed below and all received their hamper a couple of weeks before Christmas. We would like to thank our hamper sponsors who dug deep and paid £100 for the privilege of sponsoring a hamper. Half of the money that they donated went to Willowbrook Hospice, so Local Life presented a £500 cheque on their behalf to the hospice just before Christmas. Local Life would also like to thank Windy Arbour Farm Shop who, in addition to sponsoring a hamper, also provided many of the goods at cost price, which enabled us to maximise the donation to the hospice. The hamper draw was made at the Rainford Branch
of the Willowbrook Hospice Shop, and pictured is Sally Boon, Director of Local Life, handing over a cheque for £500 to Diane Humpries from Willowbrook Hospice. The donation was made on behalf of all of the companies (see advertisement below) who sponsored a hamper in our competition. Pictured on the opposite page are; Avril Stott from The Meadows in Rainhill receiving her hamper from Nicola Gray, Sales Executive from Local Life, Ann Slattery from Martin Grove in Prescot with Christine and Beverley from Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors in Page Moss, Mr and Mrs Margaret Maddox from St Ann’s Road receiving their hamper from Diane Williams-Rigby from Tyrers Department Store, Gill McCabe from Delph Lane in Whiston with the prize hamper donated by Phil Legge of Prescot Plumbing and Ruth Jackson from Howards Lane in Eccleston pictured receiving her hamper from Local Life’s Sally Boon on behalf of Custom Print, the printers of Local Life magazines. Other hamper winners not pictured here include Steve Howard from Fleetwood Drive in Newton-le-Willows, Jane Evans from Standish Avenue in Billinge, Mrs Porter from Chetwode Avenue in Ashton, Liz Birchall from Brownheath Avenue in Billinge and Emma Cutler from Croxteth Drive in Rainford.
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Plug n Go! The Vauxhall Ampera is a plug-in electric vehicle with a Plan B. Andy Enright reports. It’s fair to say that we haven’t exactly been falling over ourselves to buy electric vehicles (EVs). This slow take up isn’t due to any inherent aversion to the concept, but rather the fact that the products and the pricing haven’t done enough to appeal. By far the biggest issue most prospective buyers have with the products is that of available range. Even in a bestcase scenario, an EV that can only manage around 100 miles and then require a lengthy charge just isn’t a practical solution for stress-free family motoring. But Vauxhall now have a vehicle that offers the zero local emissions of an EV with the range of a normal family car. It’s called the Ampera and it might just be the cleverest car I’ve ever driven. The Ampera is, in effect, two cars in one. It has the big, floor-mounted battery pack of a pure EV but backs that up with an 86bhp 1.4-litre ECOTEC petrol engine under the bonnet. You can plug it into the mains for a three hour charge and you can put petrol in it in the time honoured tradition. Its how these two systems work hand in hand that’s so intriguing.
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The batteries are good for a range of 50 miles or so. When the battery is depleted, rather than the petrol engine chugging into life and driving the front wheels, something rather remarkable happens. The engine drives one of the two electric motors, so the Ampera still feels exactly like an electric car. Performance is certainly brisk, with 60mph arriving in 8.5 seconds and although it’s quite a heavy car, handling is reasonably good. It rides on an adapted version of the Astra’s chassis and refinement is a strong point. In fact, so quiet is the Ampera that there’s a stalk-mounted chirper to warn pedestrians or cyclists of your approach. Practicality isn’t at all bad, and the build quality is better than you’d expect for a family hatch with a mainstream badge. The Ampera’s £28,995 price tag (inclusive of plug-in car grant) might at first seem somewhat steep, but once you’ve sampled the complexity and ingenuity of the product, it certainly seems to offer better value for money than similarly-priced but simpler ‘rivals’. It’s hard to know exactly what to compare it to because there’s nothing like it. It would be unfair to compare it to a pure EV like a Nissan LEAF or a Renault Fluence Z.E., chiefly because the Ampera has the massive practical advantage of its internal combustion engine.
Standard equipment includes a 60GB hard drive includes 30GB dedicated for music storage and is accessed via the infotainment touch-screen display. In addition to the standard radio with steering wheel controls, an optional Bose premium audio system is offered together with a navigation system, voice recognition and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity as an optional package. Other standard features include heated front seats and twin seven-inch display screens which replace traditional dials.
The Vauxhall Ampera is a genuinely revolutionary concept. It solves the problem of running an electric vehicle for urban commutes while offering something more versatile for weekends and holidays. It’s not cheap but it is something really rather special. Swishing about on battery power makes even the most refined petrol engined car feel old-fashioned and makes a diesel feel positively archaic. Company car drivers will delight at its 5 per cent benefit in kind taxation, while the free vehicle excise duty will also win it many admirers.
Try asking the mpg question about the Ampera and the response is usually a knitted brow and a ‘that depends’. One full electrical charge tends to cost around £1 and will get you around 50 miles. When the internal combustion engine is running, the Ampera returns a combined fuel figure approaching 40mpg. The petrol engine will operate in three specific output levels so again, your emissions will depend on load. Naturally, you’re CO2-free when operating solely on battery power, at least at the local level. The usual arguments as to the environmental efficiency of your local power station will, like the Ampera itself, run and run.
While it might be a tricky car to conceptually understand, the Ampera is simplicity itself to operate. It’s thoughtful too, not allowing you to drive away when it’s plugged in and turning the engine over periodically to keep it in fine fettle. Those looking to get hung up on definitions won’t like the Ampera. For those with a more open mind, it’s something very special indeed.
For more details about the Ampera, please contact Lookers on Knowsley Road, St Helens (01744 633000) or Lookers on Winwick Road Warrington (01925 651311).
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