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Ganges of the North
This year the Hindu celebration of Durga puja culminated in a traditional send off of the Goddess Durga, but rather than down the Ganges she has been set floating down the River Mersey instead. Louise Tickle joins the celebrations in Fletcher Moss Park in Manchester on a cold October day to find out about the significance of the celebration to the Manchester Hindu community.
David Ward talks to Ken Scott, station officer with the River Mersey Inshore Rescue Service on the occasion of its 20th birthday. The Rescue Service is an independent charity, operating 24 hours a day, all year round, to help save the lives of those people who find themselves in trouble on the Mersey.
Spotlight - Tim Smit
Source talks to Tim Smit, the ex-music producer who abandoned semi-retirement to become the driving force and visionary behind the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. He talks about his career to date and explains why these two projects have been such a success for the Southwest.
SourceNW Issue 9
Regional Round-Up Local Round-Up Keeping Up Appearances - Ben Willis Celebrity Makeover - David Ward Spotlight - PC Kath Juckes Business Public Bodies - Matthew Sutcliffe Flocking To The Mersey - Tim Melling Research The Sharp End - Dr Keith Hendry
Profile of a project funded by £2.3 million of investment through the government's Liveability scheme. The aim of the project was to help the town of Glossop, in the heart of the Dark Peak, to reconnect with Glossop Brook, the river that runs through the town centre, and to create more attractive and usable waterside spaces.
Profile of the Canal Watch scheme: for many years, Manchester's canals have been viewed by most as dirty and dangerous. Canal Watch was a partnership project involving Greater Manchester Police, Action Manchester Waterways and waterfront residents and businesses. The scheme aimed to help reduce crime along the canals and help raise their profile within the community.
Spotlight - Lesley Brannan
Source talks to Lesley Brannan, former head of corporate responsibility at United Utilities about the important role that CSR can play within companies.
Spotlight - Ruth Turner
Source talks to Ruth Turner, non-executive director of social research company Vision 21 about the benefits that can be achieved through effective public consultation.