IT'S a long time since Paul Butcher played in the waves at Minnie Water and Wooli beaches in blissful ignorance on family holidays.
Now sporting the title Dr Paul Butcher, he will spend a lot of the next five years putting tags on some of the ocean's biggest predators and developing tracking technology aimed keeping beach authorities aware of shark presence off popular beaches.
"We use a method any keen fisherman would use," he said.
"We throw bit of rope with a wire trace on, baited with a mullet in front of the shark.
I want to preserve these qualities for the future and create a relaxed traditional pub that complements all the new modern bars and restaurants opening in the city. The city is buzzing with development but has beautiful beaches and countryside as well as Manchester and Liverpool on its doorstep.” Read more: Lamb and Packet pub has been sold Operations director for Star Pubs and Bars David Pritchard said: “Preston is booming and we’re delighted to be contributing to the improvements to the city centre. It’s great to be working with him to upgrade The Stanley Arms in line with pub goers’ changing needs whilst retaining the spirit of the great traditional pub.” Are the Northern Soul nights staying?It's quite simple: many of us pinned our hopes on rediscovering the old carefree us, and Him, away from the pressures of everyday life; reconnecting with each other, etc. What does it say about us if we are not having that much sex, and never in the afternoons (as is traditional on hot holidays, allegedly)?And, once again, we've come out the other side slightly stressed, half a stone heavier, and questioning the relationship. It is a fact that everything is symbolic on a holiday.A summer holiday can send a struggling couple over the edge - away from the distractions of everyday life, it can highlight just how far you've drifted apart.Meanwhile, a holiday from the relationship can be just what warring partners need, the break providing the space to realise that you actually don't want to live life without each other...Ever since the shark attack emergency began on the North Coast earlier this year, Dr Butcher has been in the thick of the research program.