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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-09-15
 


UK Hot Cars September 2018 - Southport Meet

ON Sunday, 9 September 2018, the UK Hot Cars held its 2nd to last meet on the banks of the Southport Marine Lake, just as the 24 Hour Race came to a close.  This event was not as heavy attended as most of the other meets they have held,...

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Merseyside Grapplers Featured In New Wrestling Book

5 figures from Merseyside are among more than 50 stars profiled in a new book on the:- 'World of Sport' era of television wrestling. "Have A Good Week… Till Next Week" includes detailed biographies on...



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₤280,000 investment for patients needing surgery

PATIENTS needing surgery will benefit from a ₤280,000 investment at Southport Hospital from this month. Work completed last week on the Surgical Assessment Unit on Ward 10B which will be fully operational by the...

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Runners Take On Wirral 10K / Wirral ½ Marathon / 26 Mile Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral

The 3 races, 'Wirral 10K,' 'Wirral ½ Marathon,' and 'Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral' were organised and delivered by Hoylake based BTR Liverpool. The events saw 1,300 runners take part and hundreds of spectators descend on the destination to...



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Open day at Southport Hospital

ON Saturday, 8 September 2018, hundreds of locals attended a fantastic open day here at Southport Hospital. Despite the rain, families turned up to learn more about our services, chat to the teams, tour the theatres and even try out...

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Savers to earn 50p for every ₤1 thanks to new Government backed saving plan

441,022 hardworking people on low incomes in the North West are set to benefit from a new Government savings account that offers a 50% bonus. Help to Save will reward savers with an extra 50p for every ₤1 saved, meaning...

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Merseyside State Schools team up with Oxford University

5 teachers from across Merseyside will spend the year working with academics from Oxford University. For a  2nd year St Peter's College, Oxford has offered its innovative access initiative to Schools in the local area, which focusses...

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Edge Hill student helps to organise peace conference

AN Edge Hill University student who was caught up in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack has helped to organise a free conference, bringing together survivors of terrorism from...

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Our friend electric Taxi

State-of-the-art ‘super cab’ hits the streets of Liverpool

LIVERPOOL'S  1st ever electric black cab is about to hit the streets. It's got that instantly recognisable:- 'Hackney Carriage' look, but this stylish new super charged cab is quieter, cheaper to run and cleaner than...

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Miss Southport 2018 finds a hidden climbing challenge in Southport

JENNIFER Amy Leigh, who is Miss Southport 2018, attended Southport's YMCA to find out more about its hidden climbing wall. The 23 year old, who comes from Southport, heads to Liverpool to train indoors regularly, but had...

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Creative Academy finale showcases talents of Liverpool young people

TALENTED Liverpool youngsters perform after completing Sale Sharks Community Trust's 'Creative Academy' programme. 10 young people stepped out of their comfort zones to participate in a range of performing arts, thanks to the help...

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Top Gear; 2 youngsters from the Wirral make the final of national driving competition

AN 11 and a 14 year old from the Wirral will take part in the national final of a driving competition; despite being several years away from getting a licence. Luke Dundas, 11, from Willaston, and Joe Jones, 14, from Neston will take part in the Young Driver Challenge 2018, as part of a group of 40 finalists who...

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Special music festival for people with disabilities - G-Fest2018

ON 23 September 2018, D-Fest, a special festival for people with disabilities, living the North West of England, will be held at Oaklea Barns Guest House, in Lydiate, thanks to Southport's...

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Community Foundation Launches Lancashire Women's Fund

THE Community Foundation for Lancashire is delighted to announce the launch of the new Lancashire Women's Fund after its national membership body, UK Community Foundations (UKCF), secured a record ₤3.4 million award from the DCMS Tampon Scheme. This is...

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Kick Off for FA Women's Football Apprentice

HUGH Baird College has appointed their  1st women's football apprentice in partnership with The Football Association (The FA) and the Association of Colleges Sport (AoC Sport).

Rashidah Anuar, aged 18 from Litherland, will be working as part of select national network of apprentices tasked...

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1 night only Cirque Éloize set to preform 'Cirkopolis' at Manchester's Opera House
Photographs by Patrick Lazic.

THE amazing critically acclaimed Montreal based troupe Cirque Eloize, will be heading to Manchester's Opera House, for 1 night only, on 6 October 2018, as part of it's 25th Anniversary celebrations, performing...

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Hospice celebrates Liverpool's footballing heritage

FOOTBALLING legends, Roy Evans and Joe Royle will bring Red and Blue fans together on Friday 26 October for a very special Sportsman's Dinner in aid of St. Joseph's Hospice. The evening will be a celebration of Liverpool's footballing heritage at The Bentley on Brunswick Street, in the heart of the City...

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Giants Route Reveal 2018

THERE are just a few days until Giant visitors will walk the streets of Liverpool and Wirral, on Thursday, 4 October to Sunday, 7 October 2018, in what will be the final in the trilogy of Giant spectaculars. For this latest instalment, the world famous...

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Utility work to begin on ₤22m Highway Scheme in Liverpool

WORK is due to begin next week on installing new underground utility trenches as part of a ₤22m upgrade to a major route into Liverpool City Centre.  Contractors, Osborne, are to start the latest phase of the Great Howard Street (A565) scheme, on Tuesday, 18 September 2018...

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Southport man endures 5 years of agony due to a failed hip replacement

A 60 year old man from Southport was left in agony for 5 years, after a surgeon at Renacres Hospital in Lancashire failed to spot a loosened hip replacement. In September 2010, Mr Brolly visited his GP with right hip pain, before being sent for an X-ray with the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Renacres Hospital. The X-ray revealed a loss of cartilage in the right hip joint and he underwent a total hip replacement in December 2010. Mr Brolly was discharged from the Hospital, however just 2  months later, he...

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Heritage boost for "Birthplace of British Islam"

LIVERPOOL City Council is to transfer its ownership of the site of England's 1st Mosque to support a new Islamic Heritage and Enterprise Centre.  A report to the Council's Cabinet...

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Investment in special educational needs

A total of ₤265k is set to be spent creating additional places and better facilities for pupils with special educational needs in Liverpool. The funding is coming from a special ₤1.9 million grant to Liverpool, from the Government, to be spent over the...

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52nd 24 Hour Race

THE West Lancashire Yacht Club (WLYC) held its 52nd 24 Hour Race, over Saturday, 8 September to Sunday, 9 September 2018. An important element to this race, as usual is the social life and as teams arrived on the Friday, they were entertained within the Main Marquee, by the ...

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Managing agent hit with ₤4k bill for operating 12 unlicensed properties

A managing agent has been hit with a total bill of almost ₤4,000 and a criminal record after pleading guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court to renting out 12 private sector properties without a compulsory licence. The Landlord Licensing scheme was...

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Start up Day to inspire new Liverpool businesses

NEW business founders and entrepreneurs of the future are invited to a workshop delivered by fellow businesspersons and receive expert business advice at Start up Day. The free event; at Liverpool Central Library, on 20 September 2018, from 10am to 8pm; features a number of special guest speakers. These...

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Liverpool College expansion celebrated

HUNDREDS of extra pupils will get the chance to attend 1 of Liverpool's most popular Schools; after it benefited from the Mayor's ₤180 million School investment programme. A new ₤3.7 million Key Stage 1 'pre-prep' block at Liverpool College will be used by primary School classes from reception up to year...

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NHS in England gains just 1 extra Midwife for every 30 trained; new report

THE number of NHS Midwives in England rose by just 67 in the last year, despite Universities turning out over 2,000 newly trained staff, according to the latest State of Maternity Services Report,  that was published on 12 September 2018, by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)...

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Shisha smoke warning campaign launched

THE dangers of smoking Shisha are to be highlighted in a new public health campaign in Liverpool. Shisha, also called:- hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking; is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube. The tube ends in a...

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