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By Jade Wright MERSEYSIDE'S first bluegrass and roots music festival takes place next weekend at The Brindley, Runcorn, on Friday and Saturday. Featured artists include Tony and Bill Ellis (USA). There will also be workshops, so feel free to take your instruments. For tickets call 0151 907 8360.
TWO of Liverpool's popular Superlambananas must have had a return ticket in their pocket - because they are back in Liverpool to greet commuters at city train stations.
By BEN SCHOFIELD MERSEYSIDE and Cheshire's roll call of pupils has dropped dramatically, with almost 9,000 fewer children being admitted to schools across the region. Headteachers have reported rapidly dwindling classes, leaving them with less cash in their budgets and fewer teachers.
BUDDING film-makers from Merseyside will have their work shown at a national film festival. Films by youngsters from Liverpool, Wallasey and Chester will be screened at The Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10 at Bradford's National Media Museum.
By LIAM MURPHY A CONTROVERSIAL pounds 330m power plant fuelled by waste will be built near the banks of the Mersey, despite claims it will create a "25-year nightmare" for the people of Liverpool and Runcorn.
PARENTS in part of Merseyside have overwhelmingly agreed to have their daughters immunised against cervical cancer. More than 70%ofWirral families consented to the first wave of vaccinations. Public health officers at Wirral primary care trust said they were delighted by the level of support.
The youth suffered a single wound to the stomach during the incident at St Thomas's Place, Hackney, east London, shortly before midnight on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL primary school pupils continue to conquer reading and science and are getting better at maths and writing. While government Key Stage 1 tables show standards at some Merseyside authorities have slipped, seven-year-olds in the city have improved.
AN appeal has been launched to trace the family and friends of a Merseyside man. Anthony Schofield, 73, of Eastfield Walk, Kirkby, died on ward 21 at Fazakerley hospital on August 18. Mr Schofield lived alone.
BYE-bye bananas . . . three Superlambananas take their last look around Old Hall Street before starting their journey to the super hospital for repairs. The 10-week Go Superlambananas festival officially ended yesterday and the job of collecting all the statues from the streets of Merseyside began.