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Monday, 30 November 2015


Have you signed yet? 

Please lend your support  and sign the petition for the children and our elderly with special needs..

Cllr Preece, who has been working consistently on the state of the area and rehousing residents and businesses, believes this,  "Is a wonderful proposal."



Conservative Cllr Ted Hartill (who lives in Kew) has indicated that he is in favour of yet another superstore in the Ainsdale area. That would naturally take essential business 'away' from the main Ainsdale village.

Is he really trying to tell us that Ainsdale village traders, who previously challenged the Tesco inroads, would welcome more trade-robbing competition from a proposed global supermarket chain store? Is Hartill now telling us that the little shops already on Sandbrook Road and the nearby convenience store in Liverpool Road want a multi - chain store right on their doorstep?

Is Hartill aware that there was a large store on the corner of Sandbrook Road/Way for years, right back in the 1970s? That closed down. The two pubs also closed down and other businesses as well.

All these businesses required traffic, yet he is now apparently working ‘against’ recent calls for improved child health and dementia care facilities.  Therefore, his thinking is, once again, ultimately flawed.

Are we that surprised when he and Cllr Jones could not even be bothered to support the fight for the Brookdale Dementia Care Centre, which was widely highlighted in the Southport press and was ultimately successful?

Terry Jones and all his vote-grabbing blather in 2011 against Tesco in Ainsdale village seems to mean nothing today? He was happy to bang his little war drum back then saying the Village was being robbed of trade.

Today, the terminally befuddled Ainsdale Tories have changed their agenda and are ‘supporting’ moves to bring in a supermarket chain store a mile or so up the road from the main village in Woodvale.

Speaking about the Woodvale eyesore area, Hartill told the local media...

“A couple of retail outlets want to knock it down and rebuild it and I think that would be ideal. One of them being Aldi.

The plans for an Express Tesco store on Station Road in 2011  provoked a huge backlash in Ainsdale village with almost 4,000 people signing a petition against it. Ainsdale Tories were fully 'behind' that protest. 

At the time Cllr Terry Jones said they would continue the fight against the store. But today Ainsdale's Tory circus is performing a very different act...  

Tory hypocrisy in Ainsdale is highlight well when we see that in other places residents are protesting about the very type of stores that Jones and Hartill are wishing to inflict on Ainsdale. 

Protesters in Sale Moor say the village will be destroyed if developers are allowed to build a superstore.  A number of businesses are said to be interested in the site, with one including German supermarket chain Aldi. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Sale Moor Methodist Church on Thursday during a consultation event.
Do these balloon - loving Tory clowns make up this duplicitous nonsense, via moving the goals posts from one year to the next as they go along, or does someone teach it to them?
One minute they protest against chain stores and the next they welcome them. 

Double standards stink. 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Open letter to Southport Press

28 November 2015 

Call for derelict Woodvale area to be utilised for Minor Injuries Unit and extended Dementia Care services 

Dear Editor

I write with regards to the recent reports on the proposals put forward by local councillors of what ‘they’ think should go on the derelict Sandbrook Way site.

Cllr Preece wants a community centre; well we already have the Children’s Centre and Woodvale Community Centre. Cllr Hartill seemingly wants to take trade away from our local Ainsdale Village, as he thinks a retail unit is the best deal for everyone. I will have to let the Ainsdale businesses discuss ‘that’ idea with the councillors.

I put forward something this town has needed since 2003, a Minor injuries unit for children alongside an extension to the wonderful Brookdale dementia services, already next to that site. Let’s give something back to the community that is more important to our hearts than more shops.

Why have the local residents NOT been informed of these possible development ideas? As usual consultation will no doubt only take place when deals have been signed and we are used as an ‘exercise’ to pretend they are PR friendly.

Margaret Brown and I are the co-chairs of CARES (Coalition Against Removal of kids Emergency & other Services), the team who fought tirelessly years ago for the return of our A & E and maternity services for our children. 

It is about time the powers that be FINALLY did something right and good for our children and elderly.

We don’t want more shops or houses; there are plenty of both lying empty in Southport, just somewhere closer than Ormskirk and Liverpool to take our sick children to.

Junior doctors are currently striking and A&E units are pushed to their limits. A minor injuries unit would give us the immediate peace of mind for our children, without 4 hour waiting times at an already full A&E.  It is also a ‘perfect’ location between Formby and Southport with room for parking.

Let’s finally return something that should never have been taken away thirteen years ago. I ask all parents, grandparents and families to support this and make it happen.

Cath Regan


By Pat Regan

I wrote the following article some years ago, but something tells me that it’s an issue we need to urgently revisit today!

Humanity has at times become preoccupied by what lies beyond the stars and our link with our intergalactic cousins. This is good and wholesome, yet harsh truths closer to home must frequently take priority.

We can easily forget that the dire failings of our fellow humans can affect us all at times more than we care to admit.

Our offspring are the vital future of our species and as such they are a precious resource that ‘must’ be protected at all costs. We implicitly trust the educational staff and safeguarding authority teams that mind our children, regardless of the country we dwell in. However, at times the perceived trustworthiness of the international educational system fails us all completely. The following is one such example that I include herein as a stern warning to all loving parents/grandparents of planet earth.  

In Sefton in the UK at many schools smiles and tears are flowing copiously from the eyes of numerous teachers, parents and pupils because it is the last day of term. The summer holidays have finally arrived! Some new teachers will arrive next term and some old ones will retire. Some may be sorely missed, yet for others it will be a case of ‘good riddance’!

This is of course a joyful yet emotional time for many. However, a darker and largely unobserved side exists beneath the cheerful smiles, hugs and giving of presents.

Please consider the following data, which is gleaned from reality and not any type of fiction.

No names are mentioned, at this stage, and neither is the name of the school where these odious events actually occurred. However, it can be stated that the school is in Southport on the English North West coast. Your child is assaulted at your school by a trusted teacher who has held a high position therein for many years. The teacher denies your allegations yet will not agree to confront you with your child face to face.  Following this police, local childcare authorities and teachers have a surreptitious meeting in which you and your child are NOT permitted to attend. Social services advise the parents to take the child to be checked at the doctor. This advice is followed and bruising is discovered and recorded by the medic.

The teacher under suspicion of abuse is strangely ‘fully supported’ from the commencement of your complaint by the Head teacher. The Head expresses an opinion to the parents that children often “make up tales” about being abused. Her opinion is stated ‘before’ she is even aware of all the elementary facts at hand.  The Head teacher is made aware by the parents that ‘other’ children witnessed the abuse and were very upset by it. The Head’s immediate reaction is to ignore/dismiss this information and refuse, point blank, to hold an unbiased investigation. The parents therefore contact the police and other authorities responsible for the children’s safety. The police etc agree with the parents that an unbiased investigation ‘should’ take place. Further lengthy meetings between parents, accompanied by a supportive local councillor, and the authorities are however largely fruitless as they advise the parents that they cannot possibly circumvent the Head’s almost imperial monopoly of the given situation.

So here we have a horrendous situation in which a small Southport child has been assaulted by a teacher, in front of class room witnesses.

The Head teacher will NOT permit an impartial investigation to take place even though police and others have said this ‘should’ be undertaken. Moreover, the only truly supportive safe-guarding chief who agreed 100% with the family in question has now conveniently been transferred to another distant locality. 

All evidence available therefore indicates that the issue of safeguarding children in school is a fallacy. Your child is NOT safe at school! The question is: how would you feel if this was YOUR child? The little child in question always believed that teachers do not tell lies to him; this belief is no longer held.


The apathetic safeguarding authorities have stated to the parents that they will NOT communicate further on the matter. The whole issue amounts to a scandalous official cover-up and the abusive teacher still amazingly holds her position in education.  The witnesses who saw the event have ‘not’ been called upon to give evidence, thanks to the Head’s entrenched stance. The education officials responsible should hold their heads in shame. They are not fit to hold the trusted and highly-paid positions they occupy. They are paid to protect our children not abusive teachers! One thing is certain. The UK educational authorities and police under question have not learnt by their multiple errors and children are most certainly not safe under their so-called safe-guarding policies! 

Furthermore, one may ask: is this solitary account just the tip of the iceberg – perhaps so?

So folks, following the happy ‘end of term’ smiles, tears and hugs when the presents have been given to the teacher, remember that all that glitters is not gold.


Today, the situation is on-going and the truth ‘will’ surface, sooner or later!

NB. I have also covered some historical abuse at other schools in one of my books, 'The Devil God's Best Friend'.   

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Catholic school under fire today but also in the past!

School’s dark past revealed by local Southport author, Pat Regan …

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Grantham Rd, Birkdale, Southport

OTS News recently asked a loaded question about this Birkdale School…

“Are Sefton council covering something up?”

OTS reported:

‘One parent who would like remain anonymous at this time said: “Seven children and their families have been affected by this school but the local education authority allowed the school to do its own investigations and it was all brushed under carpet.

Read the full OTS News article here

This OTS piece grabbed my attention as I was sadly once a reluctant pupil at this harsh education (religious indoctrination) facility. 

Moreover, although I cannot comment about recent abuse allegations at the school I wrote the following about my previous negative experiences there (and in another school) in one of my books.

Southport Catholic Church schools of the 1960s: the abuse

Brutality by harsh teachers in Birkdale (an area of Southport, Lancashire) schools was extensive and committed under the misleading guise of punishment.  I know this to be the truth, because I was there! I have sat on the following for many years but at times someone has to speak up against such injustices. This is where I come in!

I can recall some happy memories from schools that I attended as a small boy yet these are mixed with other recollections that are more dreadful in nature. For many children that attended the Birkdale Catholic Schools like me in the 1960s, time has created recollections of nostalgia. I have noted several local internet news threads that speak of how ‘good’ the teachers were at these facilities. However, others threads admit that overtly strong-arm tactics were in place as well. I can draw similarities here with the recent spate of allegations against the famous ‘Top of the Pops’ presenter, Sir Jimmy Savile. Savile was seen by millions as an amazing person who did much for charity, which is quite true. He raised millions of pounds for various charity concerns. However, today numerous persons are coming forwards with tales of sexual abuse at his hands.

I think that many may be jumping on the publicity (and compensation) bandwagon herein against a deceased man who is no longer able to defend himself. Nevertheless, the following as an accurate description of what I can personally recall about the harsh methods implemented against pupils at two of the schools in question. The first was ‘Our lady of Lourdes’, a primary school in Birkdale. The other was ‘Christ the King Secondary School,’ also in Birkdale Southport, Lancashire.

Back in the 1960s Catholic discipline against children as young as 5 years old was merciless and swift and that was just the accepted way things were. I can still recall being humiliatingly dragged out in front of a whole class when I was very (5 to 6 years old) young and having my short trousers pulled up to reveal my bare bottom as the teacher, one ‘Miss F’, slapped my legs exceedingly hard for talking in class. She was adept at bringing tears to the eyes of very young children and one of the many educational bullies therein. She usually continued to slap children ‘until’ they cried out in pain. I recall later being quite amazed that Miss F later went on to send me a nice postcard from her holidays abroad. Even at that time as a child I felt cheated, violated and as if serious double standards were in operation here. Several distressing incidents occurred at the time I was at primary school that my mind has tried to block out. I do know that they were significantly disturbing however and involved abuse against very young boys. The slightest error on the part of a child (age range from 5 to 11 years old) resulted in severe beating with cane or strap. One tall skeletal teacher, ‘Mr R’ used to make the boys stand in line, military fashion, in the playground and hold out our hands at lunchtime for inspection.  He would take great pleasure in caning anyone who had dirt on their hands.

This was ridiculous as a large mound of black coke or coal fuel was typically placed in the school yard. The school caretaker at the time, Mr Foggerty (as nice old chap), thought that the teacher was completely out of order I recall by beating the lads for this alone. When I was only ten years old the same loutish teacher marched me into his office alone  and caned me dreadfully hard, until my hands bled, for the terrible offense of ‘kissing’ a lovely girl in the school yard who I had fallen frantically in love with. She loved me back equally, yet this counted for nothing.

Love for Jesus was demanded at Catholic school, yet love of anyone else was punishable with six of the best. Things were bad at this primary school, yet they were to get ‘much’ worse at the secondary modern…

Find out much more in my revealing book.  

The Devil God’s Best Friend

That was back then – so what exactly is happening today?

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Pat joins the team as UFO Consultant! 


Southport's UFO author/researcher, Pat Regan, has now been selected for the international  'CubeSat' team

Please see this link for details of the team's latest activities ...

Pat said.

"It's a real pleasure and an honour to be selected to help out with this exciting UFO-related project. I have personally received a huge amount of international public data over the years concerning the UFO axis. Much of this astonishing information has ended up within online articles that I have written, in the media or in my UFO books. I have also been interviewed on television and radio many times in relation to the ET question. My UFO information experience is therefore open to this intrepid team of adventurers, as such hard-won familiarity with the topic may prove invaluable in many future instances."

"I welcome any genuine attempts, such as this one, to increase our restricted understanding of what resides beyond the limits of our current human understanding. The team deserves support from any genuine, open-minded seekers. "

The team’s goal is to secure $50,000 in funding for the project, which they are currently pursuing with crowd-sourced funding efforts at: 

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Breaking News! 

The team just aired on National News.  

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Monday, 23 November 2015

The Church of England with its fundamentalist knickers in a twist after cinema ban

Transparent Church gambit to evangelise paying cinema goers fails. 

Church fundamentalists spitting the dummy over movie ban

The Church of England (CofE) has announced today that the country's three largest cinema chains Odeon, Cineworld and Vue - who control 80% of cinema screens around the country - have refused to show the advert because they believe it… "carries the risk of upsetting, or offending, audiences".

OK – firstly this type of Christian fundamentalist propaganda should be kept out of the cinema. We visit such places for entertainment, not to receive religious indoctrination.  

Not surprisingly the Church is very upset because their depressing little fundamentalist movie, which clearly attempts to inflict 'more' propaganda on the public, has been turned down.

If persons wish to be brain-washed into following any bogus religious faith system then they are cordially invited to attend the correct places for doing so, such as a mosque, church or synagogue etc.

‘Freedom of speech’ has been mentioned by the Church as an objection to the movie ban.

What total codswallop! 

For centuries the self-righteous Church has held sway over the mass public mindset (of many cultures), with a grip of iron . Many who failed to agree with its Christian fundamentalist remit soon found themselves labelled 'heretics' and ended up on the burning stake or gallows.

How many lives did this LOVING faith machine take over previous centuries in its holocaust(s) against 'unbelievers'?

Fundamentalism comes at us in many forms and some are not always immediately apparent.

Commenting on the cinema ban, the Church of England has said it is “disappointed and bewildered”.

It called the decision, “plain silly” and warned it could have a “chilling” effect on free speech.

Right then – in that case the Church cannot have it both ways and would have to fully  agree to allowing all other faiths and philosophies air space at well. So, would the CofE be happy for say Muslims, Atheists, Pagans, Buddhists or Satanists etc to present a self-promotional advert in cinemas to also bolster their ranks? So which is it to be?

Going on previous experiences of wholesale Church censorship regarding freedom of belief and opinion the Church (ever desperate to keep the spiritual monopoly on the trusting masses) soon gets rather shirty when others try and claim their spiritual birthright. 

Give these intolerant missionaries  just one minute of air time and before we know it they will be making us all sit through an hour or more of 'Songs of Praise', before we even get to see a movie that we paid to watch. 

Hello - can anyone out there smell the fundamentalist coffee? This is exactly how such evangelical ploys work and YOU are their target! 

They have this time thankfully failed 

Pat Regan © 

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