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Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC120 Environmental Champion - Fiona Stanley Source talks to Fiona Stanley, classroom assistant at Summerville Primary School and driving force behind the school becoming Salford's first eco-school. She discusses what it means to be an eco-school and how it has benefitted both herself and the students at the school. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC121 River of Life Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC203 SourceNW Issue 18 Regional Round-Up Bazaar Sounds Of The City - John Robb How Green Is My... Colliery? - Edwin Colyer Park Life - Gareth Chadwick Art In High Places - Louise Tickle Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club Business The Green Pound - Matthew Sutcliffe Environmental Champion - Susannah Bleakley The Sharp End - Liz Newton Publication dateDecember 2006 MBC197 SourceNW Issue 12 Regional Round-Up Local Round-Up New Model Farming - Mark Hillsdon International Rescue - Mark Lupton Spotlight - Dr Kevin Anderson Business Canal Mania - Deborah Mulhearn Looking For Answers - Paul Unger Environmental Champion - Ailsa Holmes The Sharp End - Chris Baines Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC112 The Keyboard is Mightier than the Sword Here in the 21st century any environmental campaign worth it's salt will have an online presence, but having a website is old news now and blogging is the new rock and roll. Louise Tickle explores the benefits that having a weblog can provide for an organisation and finds out what you need to do to make your own blog a success. Publication dateSeptember 2005 MBC088 Public Bodies With the installation of Antony Gormley’s Another Place on Crosby beach, Matthew Sutcliffe interviews the artist about his inspiration for the work and his reasons behind choosing Crosby as its UK home. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC135 Art in High Places As part of a wider regeneration strategy for East Lancashire, four new pieces of public art, collectively known as Panopticons, have been installed on remote hilltops around the region. The location of the new artwork was chosen to help people see the East Lancashire area from a new angle. Once you have trekked up a huge hill to visit one of the four pieces, you find yourself with an unrivalled view of the surrounding countryside that you would not ordinarily have seen. Louise Tickle examines the many challenges faced by the project and explores the benefits other pieces of public art have had on different areas across the Northwest. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC107 Alien Invasion Japanese knotweed - a plant that can grow through concrete and damage the foundations of houses. Giant hogweed - a plant that has sap that burns the skin and leaves wounds that can be aggravated by light up to six years after the initial contact. This may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but non-native invasive plants are one of the biggest threats to the UK's biodiversity. Ciara Leeming investigates some of the countries most dangerous plants and explores the problems associated with their control and eradication.