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Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC090 Electric Currents With the government putting greater emphasis on the need to cut carbon emissions, renewable energy generation is becoming more and more important. With the Northwest’s constant winds and the mighty power of the River Mersey, Matthew Sutcliffe examines the schemes already up and running in the region and looks at the potential for further projects that could be installed to help fight the battle against climate change. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC084 Rescue Me 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. Publication dateJune 2005 MBC081 Turning up the Amp As United Utilities unveiled the plans for their Asset Management Plan 4 (AMP4) that would see an investment of £2.9 million in the Northwest between 2005 and 2010. Louise Tickle looks at case studies highlighting some of the improvements already made in the region and examines why United Utilities find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the regulators. Publication dateJune 2005 MBC080 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. Publication dateJune 2005 MBC079 German for Inspiration Emscher Park in the Ruhr in Germany is one of the world’s largest regional parks and a shining example of what can be done to regenerate an area suffering from post-industrial dereliction and decline. Now the idea of regional parks has come to the Northwest with Mersey Waterfront and East Lancashire regional parks already well established. Kevin Gopal looks at the sort of environmental and economic benefits that regional parks can have on an area and explores the plans for further parks to be established across the region. Publication dateSeptember 2005 MBC194 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 Publication dateJanuary 2005 MBC076 Derbyshire Life 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. Publication dateJanuary 2005 MBC075 Canal Watch 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.