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Southport Reporter® covering the news on Merseyside.

Date:-   31 July 2006

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A NATIONWIDE search to find the UK’s greatest car lovers is being launched this week by BP Ultimate, the UK’s leading range of advanced performance fuels. And giving your pride and joy a weekly wash-and-vac just won’t cut it!

The first ever national ‘Love Your Car Awards’ has been created by BP Ultimate to reward dedicated drivers who display an extraordinary amount of passion towards their vehicles.  The national winner will win a once in a lifetime motoring holiday to one of the world’s most glamorous driving destinations. 11 regional winners will be chosen and each awarded a day long Aston Martin driving experience.

Said Allyson Hunter from BP Ultimate:- “Worshipping our cars every Sunday morning is a great British tradition but we’re looking for the people who have made ‘car love’ into an art form. We want to find the motorists who love their cars as much or more than their partners, pets and families – the drivers who literally treat their cars with kid gloves." Continuing, Allyson Hunter said:- “BP Ultimate has taken car care to new levels by actually cleaning the engine as you drive, giving increased fuel economy, improved performance and fewer emissions. If you look after your car as carefully as BP Ultimate, we want to hear from you.”

Drivers can enter the competition through the BP Ultimate website. Entrants have 150 words to express how and why they show their vehicle some good loving. Perhaps you kiss your Clio goodnight, spend more time with your Punto than your partner or fritter a fortune on luxury valet services. Maybe you choose to sleep in your regularly buffed beamer instead of your bed! Whatever your affection for your cherished chariot, BP Ultimate wants to know about it.

How to enter:-

Entrants can log onto and click on the ‘Love Your Car’ link to complete an application form. Deadline for entries is Friday 25 September 2006 and it’s essential that entrants submit a picture of the nomination and his / her car.

Making sure your car is as clean on the inside as it is on the outside leads to many benefits. BP Ultimate actually cleans your engine while you drive by removing the harmful engine deposits ordinary fuels leave behind. This means fewer emissions, more power and an improved fuel economy of up to 28 more miles per tank. So if you haven’t already, and you really love your car – fill up with BP Ultimate unleaded or diesel.




Are you always going on dates but never getting any further than the first because you always find something wrong?

Is this because you are too stuck in your ways or have too many opinions on the opposite sex?

If your opinions and ideas are stopping you, or someone you know, from finding Mr or Mrs Right we want to hear from you for a new ITV1 dating show and you never know, we might be able to find your perfect partner!

Call 0207 522 4575 or email for more details.

Little snappers invited to enter PDSA photo competition!

PDSA Pet Protectors, are invited to enter their favourite animal photos into the Pet Protector Photograph of the Year competition.   Categories are wildlife, pets and you, and your pet. There are 2 age groups for each category, 10 and under and 11 and over. Those with an eye for a good picture must send their photos to PDSA before Friday, 1 September.

Vicki Craighill, PDSA Pet Protectors Organiser, says:- “We are looking for unusual or interesting photos of animals. If you think your pet has star quality, why not see if you can capture it on camera? With the summer holidays coming up, there is plenty of time to practice and ‘purrfect’ your skills!”

Pet Protectors is the PDSA’s club for young animal lovers. If you know a child who would love to become a PDSA Pet Protector, visit  or call freephone 0800 019 9144 to enrol. The £7 annual membership fee helps pets in need of vets and members receive bi monthly copies of ‘Animal Antics’ a magazine packed full of fun competitions, features and things to do.

Further information about the club is available from Vicki Craighill, PDSA Pet Protectors, PDSA, Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9PQ, telephone freephone 0800 019 9144 or email


Merseyside Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to talk to in connection with a robbery in Southport.

At about 12.45am on Thursday 13 July 2006 a 32 year old local woman was walking along Portland Street in Southport when she was approached from behind by a man. The man, who had come from the direction of Lord Street, attempted to pull the lady's bag from her shoulder.

The offender was unable to grab the bag so placed his hand inside the bag and removed a purse containing cash and credit cards. He then ran off along Part Street towards Duke Street.

The offender is described as being white, 5'10" in height, of thin build, with short brown hair, a stubbly moustache and dirty in appearance. He was wearing a navy blue shell suit possibly with white stripes and white training shoes. He spoke with what appeared to be a Southport accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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