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Issue:- Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Secret Wish Poetry Competition

DO you need a summer project? Why not write a poem about your secret wish whilst relaxing in the garden or on the beach? You could win £50, a free framed certificate and a free copy of the book containing your poem. For free entry into 'My Secret Wish' poetry competition please quote Ref:- LPMSW you do not need an entry form. Send up to three poems, each up to 25 lines (including blank lines) 160 words maximum. Closing date 30 September. Do not use My Secret Wish as your title but always add a title to your poem. AFTER THE WINNER IS CHOSEN we make every effort to reply to EVERY person who encloses a LOOSE 2nd class stamp. Do not send a stamped addressed envelope. Remember to include your full name and full postal address including house number and postcode and send to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London. EC1B 1JB. Visit:- UnitedPress.Co.UK for more competitions.

Budding Writers Shining At Trinity St Peters

3 Liverpool youngsters have been named as finalists in a national short story competition. The talented wordsmiths, from Year 4 at Trinity St Peters School, in Paradise Lane, Formby, were among more than 500 youngsters who entered the KalliKids Short Story Competition 2015.

After reading through all entries, judges have shortlisted 10 stories from each of the four age categories – years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Tim Waters, Katie Burnett and Jack James are the 3 Year 4 finalists from Trinity St Peters.

Tim said:- "I was speechless when I heard I was on the top 10 list in the country. I got my inspiration from Star Wars ships' blueprints."

Jack added:- "I just can't believe I have been shortlisted. I got the idea from adventure stories like Indiana jones. I love reading adventure stories and I wanted to write one with the challenge of only 500 words."

Karen Bach, spokeswoman for the KalliKids Short Story Competition, "We were so impressed with the quality of stories we received. It is amazing that 3 out of 10 children nationally in the Year 4 category all come from Trinity St Peters. The theme of the competition was shine and these three certainly did this."

Each story had to be around 500 words long. The final winners in each category will be chosen by best selling author Jo Rees, and announced at the beginning of September. Winners will get their stories published in both hardcopy and e-book. The 4 schools with the most entries will also win a creative writing session with Jo.

Jo, who wrote Platinum and Come Together said:- "I loved writing stories as a child. Getting encouragement and feedback set me on my path to become a writer. Until you set pen to paper, you don't know where your imagination can take you. That is why I am so delighted to be judging the KalliKids Short Story competition."

KalliKids is a Brighton based company dedicated to providing parents with a place to find recommended, trusted and approved family activities. The short story competition was launched back in February and the youngsters had three months to enter.

Alex Snell, class teacher at St Trinity, said:- "I am incredibly proud. I am blessed to teach such wonderful and creative children. Each of them ran with the Shine theme. I am thrilled for Jack, Katie and Tim. It is an accomplishment to be shortlisted out of so many entries."

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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