THE following activities will take place at Links Healthy Living Centre, Civic Hall in Civic Way, and Ellesmere Port over the next week:
Thursday, Aug 14: 9.30am-12.15pm, quit smoking support by appointment; 10-10.45am, Diddi dance for 2-4 year olds; noon-1pm, Tai Chi at Thelwall Road Community Centre.
Friday, Aug 15: 12.15-1.15pm, stretch & tone, gentle yoga-style class; 1.30-2.30pm, gentle seated exercise at Wolverham Community Centre.
Monday, Aug 18: 1-5pm, quit smoking, by appointment; 1.30-3.30pm, baby cafe; 6-9pm, quit smoking support by appointment.
Tuesday, Aug 19: 9.30am-noon, quit smoking by appointment; 1-3pm, Heartstart summer scheme; 1-4.30pm, Bulge Busters, nutritional advice by appointment; 7.30-9.30pm, meditation group.
Wednesday, Aug 20: 9am-12.45pm, holistic therapies, by appointment; 10.30-11.30am, otago, gentle exercise class; 12.15pm, one-hour walk leaves Links HLC; 4-5pm, Tai Chi at Little Sutton Methodist Church; 5.30-6.30pm, Pilates.
For details, drop into Links HLC, ring 0151 356 6970, or visit www.lhlc.co.uk
Horse on motorway
TWO men were caught driving a horse and cart down the M56 near Elton at night without any lights.
Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Jacqui Hanson said: “At 11.15pm on Sunday, August 3, we received calls from concerned motorists that a pony and trap were trotting erratically westbound along the hard shoulder between junctions 12 and 14.
“A number of police cars slowed down the traffic while another patrol spoke to the men.
“They refused to stop and were followed from the motorway at about 5-10mph into Elton. At about 11.50pm the cart collided with a parked car and the two men were arrested.
“An equine hospital took the horse away to be cared for.”
A 27-year-old man from St Helens and 38-year-old man from Queensferry were arrested on suspicion of driving a prohibited vehicle and released on police bail until September 8. Both are thought to be from the Travelling community.
Family fun event
STANNEY Fields Park in Neston is hosting an afternoon of family fun from 1-4.30pm on Saturday, August 16.
Activities range from steam traction engine rides for children to a football skills game.
Admission is free and the event is being organised by the Friends of Stanney Fields Park.
In case of bad weather the event will transfer to Neston Civic Hall.
For more information, contact the parks development officer on 0151 356 6994.
Book signing day
A CHESHIRE author is signing copies of her new motivational book in Ellesmere Port.
Eilidh Milnes is launching Love your Life…Survive the System at Borders Books on Saturday, August 16, from 12–2pm.
For eight years, she was the external trainer for Cheshire police, her specialist topic being how to deal with conflict and difficult situations, and gave talks at most of the schools in Ellesmere Port.
She wants her book to give teachers the strength and encouragement to realise their value and regain pride in their profession.
Win £400 of shopping
BELLWAY is offering one new househunter a weekly food shopping trip for a month, up to a total value of £400. All they have to do is go along to any Bellway development in Merseyside or Cheshire throughout August to qualify for automatic entry into a free draw. Bellway is building new homes at Rivacre Village in Ellesmere Port. For more details, visit www.bellway.co.uk or Bellway sales office on 0151 486 2900.
A FEMALE motorist in her early 30s was taken to hospital after a collision at the junction of Longlooms Road and the A5117, Ellesmere Port at 12.29pm on Sunday.