TREACHERY, GREED & INSANITY COME TO VUE SOUTHPORT IN MACBETH OPERA
A resident in
the Churchtown area reported that three men had turned up at her
door offering compost at £4.00 a bag. They spent an hour putting 90
bags on the front borders of her garden at a cost of £360.00 and
told her they had run out of compost, but would come back the
following day as they had run out of the product. The next day they
returned and put down another 80 bags. The total cost was £600. The
householder was later told that although the bags had contained
compost the quality was poor. At this time of the year residents do
receive cold callers offering various items such as top soil or
compost for sale. Although many callers are genuine there are some
unscrupulous people who are only too eager to relieve householders
of their money by selling inferior goods.
Residents are advised to check:-
► The cost in comparison to Garden Centres and DIY stores.
► Do you know the company? Logos on T shirts are not always proof of
a genuine company
► Mobile numbers given by callers. Is the number genuine?
► If you do decide to buy, state the number of bags you are ordering
and ensure the correct amount is given to you
► Check the contents & size of the bags. Are you happy you are
getting what you ordered?
Alzheimer’s study calls for volunteers
A new therapy for Alzheimer’s
disease that could help to treat the condition is being researched
at a Liverpool clinic.
MAC UK, a private healthcare company
based at Spire Healthcare’s Liverpool Hospital, is looking for
volunteers who have the disease to take part in the study of the new
drug, which may help to improve memory, cognition and wider symptoms
of the disease. The degenerative memory condition affects 750,000
people in the UK,
The study involves nine visits to the centre over the space of 26
weeks during which time patients are examined to determine the
efficacy of the treatment. Prior to taking part in the study
volunteers are thoroughly screened to make sure that they are
Volunteers’ GPs are kept up to date with the progress of individuals
throughout the process and there is no cost attached to the visits.
MAC UK has successfully researched new medication for Alzheimer’s
disease in the past, as well as treatments for Fibromyalgia,
Diabetes and neuropathic pain. The organisation also runs memory
assessment clinics for people who could be showing symptoms of
Dr Steve Higham, Chief Operating Officer at MAC UK said:-
“Ultimately, this research could be of benefit to millions of people
globally. The frustration and misery that comes with any sort of
dementia is crippling and we hope that this study can go some way in
helping people return their life to some normality.”
To contact MAC UK for more information or to find out if you, or a
loved one, are suitable for the study please call:- 0800 633 5507.