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Fines issued and 13 arrests
following protest gathering in Liverpool City Centre
Photographs with thanks to Dave Evens,
Bond Media Agency.
WE are told that 13 people were
arrested on suspicion of offences including public order offences and breaches
of Coronavirus legislation and 25 Fixed Penalty Notices for breach of Covid
Legislation, along with 10 Dispersal Notices. Chief Supt Waine added:-
"This Pandemic has, understandably, left many fearful of contracting and passing
on Coronavirus. The sight of a large group in the City Centre will alarm many
Matalan supports the NSPCC this Christmas with exclusive Pantosaurus plush toy
JUST in time for Christmas, Matalan has created a soft toy of the NSPCC's Talk
PANTS campaign mascot, Pantosaurus.
The friendly pants wearing dinosaur has helped over a million parents talk to
their child about...
Les Transformations Des Southport
PLANS have been revealed that are set to support Southport's return to the
grandeur of Victorian England, when it was the country's 2nd most popular
The project, dubbed:- "Les Transformations de Southport,"
looks at interconnectivity across the whole City Centre, from...
The perfect Christmas gift for plant lovers that also raises funds for rare
disease charity, the Huntington's Disease Association
THE Huntington's Disease Association and Marshalls Garden have joined forces to
offer the perfect Christmas gift for plant lovers everywhere. This beautiful
partners with In Kind Direct to help Merseyside charities keep people safe this
AS the country continues to deal with the impact of
the Coronavirus, a new survey from In Kind Direct has found that 76% of
responding charities believe the people they help have become more vulnerable
since March 2020. Add to this, the fact that many charities currently feel the
biggest challenge facing...
MFRS officers take the plunge in support of
Wirral domestic abuse charity
CHIEF Fire Officer Phil Garrigan and other Senior Officers, from
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service made a splash, on Sunday 22 November 2020, in
New Brighton's Marine Lake to show support for male domestic abuse charity The
Paul Lavelle Foundation. 1 of MFRS' fire engines, based at...
Festive joy needed more than ever for Mayor's Christmas Toy Appeal
SEFTON'S Mayor, Cllr June Burns, is urging as many people as possible to help
spread a little festive joy with this year's Christmas Toy Appeal.
Each year thousands of toys, gifts and stocking fillers are lovingly donated by
kind hearted residents...
Hugh Baird University Centre
Students:- 'Meet the Professionals'
THE Hugh Baird University Centre
recently hosted a virtual:- 'Meet the Professionals'
event in order to broaden students' knowledge of career paths and opportunities
available to them in their related subject areas. The event featured a number of
industry specialists from...
Care Home Covid pilot scheme may help families to see loved ones this Christmas
FAMILY members or friends of those living in Care Homes will be given regular
testing to reunite them with their loved ones after a new pilot launched, on
Monday, 16 November 2020. If successful it will be rolled out more widely, in
December 2020, raising hopes that families...
All eyes on the enterprise in Southport as Town is all set to have its 1st
purpose built incubator spaces for start up businesses
FORMING part of Southport's Town Deal Bid, Crown
Buildings, located within one of Southport's famous grand shopping arcades,
Cambridge Walks, is proposed to undergo extensive refurbishment. Repurposing an
historic, empty property to create a new business incubator space to support
Southport's emerging creative, digital and tech sector, the working title for
PCC welcomes ₤200,000 aimed at preventing domestic abuse by tackling the
₤200,000 of new funding has been secured by Merseyside's Police Commissioner to
expand a scheme that works with perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their
behaviour and protect families which are at risk.
Jane Kennedy made a...
Deafblind Southport woman shortlisted for national charity award
KAROLINA Pakenaite, a deafblind woman from Southport in
Lancashire, has been shortlisted for an award by the national disability
charity, Sense. The nomination recognises Karolina's efforts to raise awareness
Marco Pierre White Reveals
Secrets Of The Stove
THE UK's best known chef, who has
1 of his Steakhouse restaurants in Liverpool, is 1of the main draws of a brand
new BBC elearning service that offers never before access to the minds of some
of the world's greatest creative talents. Fans of Marco Pierre White, whose
Self Assessment customers
warned about scammers posing as HMRC
SELF Assessment customers should
be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As the
Department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual
Self Assessment Tax Return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their...
Jason Manford and
Jodie Prenger come home to the North West this Christmas in:-
FOR the heroic NHS staff of Greater Manchester,
Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce that all tickets for the 1st
evening performance of their socially distanced pantomime, Sleeping Beauty,
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for 4 national
LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust have
been celebrating after being shortlisted in 4 categories at the prestigious...
Over a 100 tonnes of scrap
goes up in flames
Photograph with thanks to Tony
A huge fire at a scrapyard, in
Liverpool, on Regent Road, Kirkdale, engulfed over 100 tonnes of rubbish
billowing out smoke that could be seen for miles. The black smoke lead to
"awful" smell, according to locals, as firefighters battled the blaze,
with 9 fire engines and an aerial appliance. A spokesman for the fire service
said:- "There are not..."
Liverpool's community lead Radio
Melodic Distraction launches a month long fundraiser
LIVERPOOL'S Melodic Distraction, an independent
Radio Station that has been broadcasting the sounds of the City since 2017, has
launched a Kickstarter crowd funding...
New NHS career routes in
A ground breaking new career route for psychology
graduates to enter the NHS is being launched in the North West Coast. From
January 2021, NHS organisations will be able to offer training posts for the new
role of Associate Psychological Practitioner (APP) and trainee APP. The
Sefton residents urged to:-
'live self care for life'
HEALTH and care professionals across Sefton are joining together to encourage
residents to:- 'live self care for life' as part of Self Care Week 2020 which
takes place between 16 November and 22 November 2020. 'Live self care for
life' is about making improvements in your life to...
Christmas is coming to Ocean Plaza in Southport
CHRISTMAS is still coming to Ocean Plaza, in Southport,
for 2020, with some festive
surprises to delight shoppers. The popular retail park has today welcomed a
sparkling seven metre tall illuminated Christmas tree and eye catching festive
decorations, thanks to funding from...
Be clear on cancer, never ignore a persistent cough
LUNG cancer is 1 of the most common and serious types of cancer. This Lung
Cancer Awareness Month, Doctors, in Sefton, are explaining the differences between:-
'COVID cough' and symptoms of lung cancer, to make sure that we
are clear on cancer and help to treat cancer early. At the start of the Covid19
North West Ambulance Service
NHS Trust accredited as 1st Veteran Aware Ambulance Service
FOLLOWING the week that we paid our respects on Remembrance
Day, we can reveal The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has become
the 1st Veteran Aware Ambulance Service.
The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) has given NWAS this accolade as
they are now leading the way in improving NHS care for members of the armed
Fire on a ship in Canada
AFTER the scapyard blaze,
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters where back again, on Regent
Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, attending a fire on a ship in Canada Dock, on 22
November 2020. On arrival, crews found a large fire involving a quantity of
scrap metal in part of a ship's cargo hold. 6 fire engines where called to the
location. MFRS Firefighters, along with ship's own fire fighting team and Port
Police then joined up to tackling the blaze.
Mayors and Irish ministers renew commitment to boost links between Ireland and
THE Mayors of the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester met with the
Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister at a virtual summit on 16
November 2020 to renew their commitment to strengthening trade and cooperation
between the 2 City Regions and Ireland.
The meeting came as Simon Coveney, Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs,
announced that a new Consulate...
"Managers are much more positive about flexible working and staff working from
home since the Pandemic" says new study
MANAGERS are much more positive about their staff working from home and working
flexibly since lockdown says a new study undertaken jointly by the Equal
Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy,
Flexibility and Work Life Balance at the University of Kent.
The report titled:- 'Managing...'
'Months of face mask misery'
ahead for deaf people as only a quarter of the
public know how to communicate with them
THE UK's 12 million deaf adults and 50,000 deaf children have "months of face
mask misery" ahead because three in four people don't know how to communicate
with them, new research suggests. Although lots of different communication
techniques exist, the National Deaf Children's Society's latest poll of 2,027
adults showed just 23% knew how to communicate with a deaf person when wearing a
Children across the North West
stage Shakespeare, in lockdown
THOUSANDS of children from over 2 hundred Schools
nationwide will be performing the works of Shakespeare this coming week in a
unique initiative, One Night of Shakespeare, to be broadcast online, at 7pm, on
Friday, 20 November 2020. Over 20 Schools from across the North West are taking
part, including those in Manchester, Blackburn and Wirral.
In a year of unprecedented disruption due to the Covid19 Pandemic and lockdowns...
Supporting the most
vulnerable to stay home and stay safe
AS the National Government
restrictions continue to be in place until 2 December 2020 to tackle the rising
Coronavirus cases and Hospital admissions, everyone should stay home as much as
possible, whilst non essential businesses close. Health organisations in Sefton
are reminding residents that support is available to help the most vulnerable in
our community and the NHS is still here for you should you need it. As
clinically extremely vulnerable people are at...
Letter to the
Editor:- "Age UK"
"WITH another national lockdown in
place, Age UK has sadly had to close the doors of its 250 charity shops across
the country for a 2nd time. But some good news is there's still a way for locals
in the North West to bag themselves a bargain and support older people most in
need whilst their nearest Age UK shop is closed. Age UK's eBay shop sells
a wide range of new and good quality items, including Christmas cards and
decorations, home ware, toys and gifts, perfect for helping to make the festive
New rail tech roll out set to bring more reliable journeys and boost jobs
THE roll out of digital signalling; set to improve
safety and slash delays; has been accelerated through ₤1.2 million of new
Government funding announced by Rail Minister Chris Heaton Harris, on 18
November 2020. Feasibility work for digital signalling will be accelerated on
vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia
route, including:- Peterborough to Kings Lynn on the Anglia route, and in the
Have your say on how social housing is allocated in Sefton
SEFTON Council has begun a consultation, along with Local Authorities in the
Liverpool City Region, on how social housing is allocated and are asking tenants
and future tenants, residents, landlords and housing associations to have their
Property Pool Plus is the system used to match people with social housing and is
used by Sefton along with the Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region.
The consultation invites residents, landlords, voluntary organisations, and...
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Please remember that if you order after 28
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before the item is sent to you.
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