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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2022-05-13


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UK Hot Cars Southport May 2022 Display

THE UK car club on 8 May 2022 held its monthly Static Car Show on the Lower Promenade, on the banks of the Southport Marine Lake, and under Southport Pier. Cars of all makes and ages took part, from vintage to modern, including a car that has been featured regally on Peaky Blinders. If you are not already aware of this automotive club you might like to know that the club has gained a fantastic reputation for holding these friendly car community events and also helping...

 

What a show! 'Let Loose in Liverpool' at Liverpool's Art's Bar - Preformed by LJMU' Students 2022

ON 10 May 2022 we had the privilege of being invited to see students in their final year of Masters in Musical Theatre, at Liverpool John Moores University, perform at the Art's Bar in Liverpool. The venue is located within the historic, Grade II listed, Liverpool..

Pre-alerts introduced at maternity and obstetric units to help with time critical emergencies

EMERGENCY maternity care in the North West has been improved thanks to partnership working between North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Region's maternity and obstetric teams. A dedicated emergency phone line has...

Liverpool wins big at BAFTA TV awards

TV dramas Time and Help bagged 2 gongs each at the BAFTA TV awards, marking the twost prizes for projects supported by the Liverpool City Region production fund, managed by Liverpool City Council's Film Office. The fund was launched to increase the number, range and scale of feature films and scripted TV made in our area, and is supported by £3 million from...

'Sponge on a string' boost for cancer services

A potentially life saving:- 'sponge on a string' test is set to improve cancer diagnosis in Cheshire and Merseyside. The device, known as Cytosponge, will help to identify patients at most risk of oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet) and ease pressure on Hospital endoscopy services. Cytosponge has already been used successfully as part of...

 

Rise of the OAT (Old Age TikToker)

ARE you an OAT? If yes, we would like to hear from you! Please drop our Newsroom an email. Anyway, did you know that 24% of grandparents want to learn how to use TikTok as a way of bonding with their...

Mobile UK Calls on Government to Invest in Digital Champions as part of Levelling Up Agenda

MOBILE UK is calling on the UK Government to fund Digital Champions for local authorities to help coordinate and prioritise digital connectivity to better enable mobile infrastructure deployment and to help assist with the Government's ambitions to...

Public views sought on new local transport plan for Liverpool City Region

PEOPLE across the Liverpool City Region are being asked to contribute their thoughts to a public consultation on the area's new Local Transport Plan (LTP). The new plan, which will replace the existing plans that were published in 2011, will be the City Region's 4th LTP, and help shape...

Liverpool's Mersey Ferries terminal officially renamed in honour of Merseybeat legend Gerry Marsden MBE

MERSEY Ferries passengers will now arrive at the:- 'The Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal,' after the Pier Head building was today renamed in honour of the Merseybeat icon. Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve...

 

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Over 12,000 in the North West sign up for UK's biggest ever plastics investigation

THE Big Plastic Count, the UK's biggest ever investigation into household plastic waste, kicks off today. Over 140,000 are planning to take part across the country, including Schools, MPs, community groups, businesses, families and individuals. 12,307 people in the North West have signed...

70% of people from the North West unaware of their consumer right to request decent broadband speeds

NEW research reveals that 71% of broadband users in the UK do not know they are entitled to demand access to broadband speeds of 10Mbps. This comes at a time when 49% of people from the North West report they now have an increased reliance on their broadband since the Pandemic and 90% consider it as important as utilities such as gas, water, and electricity...

Live Cabaret show at Skies Lounge Southport

IT will be cocktails and cabaret o’clock at Skies..! This will be a fun night filled with Jazz, Musical, and Pop songs performed by new talents and rising stars of Liverpool John Moores University. Our special guests are 3 stunning Cabaret Girls:- Daniela Mel, Natalie Deakin and Zoë Andronikou, who are all in their final year of Masters in Musical Theatre, and who between them...

Alcedo Care named 1 of UK's top 20 home care groups

SOUTHPORT based Alcedo Care has been recognised as 1 of the Top 20 home care groups in the UK for the 3rd year running. With 678 home care groups in the UK, it is a superb achievement for Alcedo Care to win such a coveted award, which is based solely on reviews from the people they care for, plus their family and friends. The team at...

 

Run for the 97 Legacy Fun Run

A community legacy 5K fun run to celebrate and honour the lives of the 97 Liverpool Football Club fans lost in the Hillsborough tragedy will be held in the City later this month. The 8th Annual Run For The 97 takes place, on Saturday, 21 May 2022, in Stanley Park, the perfect setting being located between Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium and Everton...

Solo show for People's prize winner at this years Sefton Open

TAKE time out to see Gillian Hughes (aka. 'Liverpool Mermaid') exhibit:- 'Sinking the Ship in Liverpool Bay - Mermaid's Revenge,' was voted The People's Prize at the 2022 Sefton Open at The...

Damien Moore MP calls for resignations at Sefton Council as Ofsted calls services:- "inadequate"

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is calling for Cllr Ian Maher, Labour Leader of Sefton Council, and Cllr Mhairi Doyle, Labour Cabinet Member for Children's Social Care, to resign following a damning inspection by Ofsted of Sefton Council's children's services...

Snap up a celebrity item at your local BHF charity shop!

CELEBRITIES are taking on the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Reuse Revolution challenge, donating preloved items to the charity this May. Items have been left in BHF charity shops across the country, where lucky shoppers can snap them up for bargain prices. Fashion model Olivia Arben, TV presenter Gemma Atkinson....

 

British Sign Language Bill passes through House of Commons

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are inviting Liverpool City Region businesses to a Small Business Roundtable with Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central and Shadow Minister for Business and Industry. The event, which will be chaired by FSB Area Leader (Liverpool City Region), Michael Sandys, is free to...

Dementia Action Week 2022

RESEARCH shows that the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis is the misconception that symptoms like memory loss are a sign of normal ageing. Diagnosis rates are at a 5 year low, made worse by Covid restrictions, and as a result tens of thousands of people are now living with undiagnosed dementia. This...

CBI to turbo charge 'UK Levelling Up' ambitions with launch of new Clusters Programme

ESTABLISHING successful clusters of industrial excellence to power economic growth in every Region and nation is the only way to achieve sustainable prosperity and succeed in levelling up the UK. That is the view of the CBI, which kicks off a pioneering...

North West Business Leadership Team Strengthens its Membership

THE North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) has welcomed Steve Coffey as a new member. Steve is the Chief Executive of Torus, the Region's largest affordable housing provider, who own and manage around 40,000 homes in Warrington, St Helens, Liverpool and beyond. Profits...

 

4 in 5 UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work

82% of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work related issues, a new study has found. The research was commissioned for Mental Health Awareness Week (9 May to 15 May 2022) by IronmongeryDirect, the UK's largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, and the results have been published in its annual industry report.  It found that 64% of tradespeople experience...

North West Nurse reflects on life as a cancer Nurse 2 years on from the Pandemic

AHEAD of International Nurses Day, on 12 May 2022, a cancer Nurse at Rutherford Cancer Centre North West shares an insight into the realities of working in cancer care 2 years on from the Pandemic. Stephanie Cleaver, is a Lead SACT (Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy) Nurse at Rutherford Cancer Centre North West, a UK wide network of specialist centres treating private and NHS patients; which is located in Liverpool. Since Covid...

New analysis reveals the importance of SMEs to the British economy

NEW research reveals how important small and medium enterprises are for the British economy, as businesses that employ between 1 and 249 employees contribute more than £2 trillion in turnover and employ 44% of the British workforce. The study by marketing training hub School of Marketing analysed the latest ONS and Government data on the number of small and medium enterprises in 2021 to see which Regions..

Hundreds of community action projects set to kick off across the North West

FESTIVAL Manchester, the largest Church led event in the North West in a generation, this week began launching community action projects across the Region that will see hundreds of teams of volunteers heading out into their neighbourhoods. Lockdown induced social isolation has left many neighbourhoods seeking a greater sense of community over the last 2 years. Led by local churches who...

 

Rising star becomes Ambassador of hope for charity Papyrus

TALANTED Actor, writer and filmmaker Cat White has a new role as an Ambassador for the North West based charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. Cat, who has just been listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2022; ranking alongside our brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and stars; says she is:- "happy and proud" to be working with...

Bringing more film choices to more Big Screens across the UK

VUE Entertainment and the British Film Institute (BFI) have joined forces to bring diverse and creative films from the BFI to even more screens across the UK. Starting this May, the BFI Presents programme at Vue, will screen a series of films, carefully curated by the BFI, from newly released and award-winning British and international film through to...

5 tips for how to stay on top of your mental health at University

BRAND Ambassador for student accommodation provider, UniHomes, shares top tips for managing your mental health this Mental Health Awareness Week. University's an adventure for all students, filled with endless opportunities from socialising at events, to moving to a new City and experiencing that sweet taste of independence...

500,000 FREE books given to children for Queen's Jubilee - here's how to get yours

THE Queen's commitment to the country and her Christian faith has inspired a free story book, which will be distributed to half a million children in honour of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. The book, which is based on faithfulness, honours The Queen's 70 steadfast years on the...

 

The City of Liverpool College to host major careers fair with a variety of jobs on offer

THE City of Liverpool College is set to embark on a major recruitment drive and will be hosting a careers fair to help fill the many jobs available. Following a year of significant growth in student admissions and applications, the College has opened a number of...

British Sign Language Bill set to clear final stage before becoming law

TENS of thousands of British Sign Language (BSL) users are celebrating a momentous day as a Bill was passed that will see BSL become a recognised language in Britain is expected to clear its final hurdle on the way to becoming law. On 27 April 2022, The British Sign...

Landmark partnership between US and UK to launch new era of spaceflight

FUTURE spaceflight will be made easier and cheaper, following a landmark partnership with the US to help cut red tape and boost opportunities in the UK, signed by the Transport Secretary this week in Washington. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and...

Princess Diana's wedding dress still 1 of the most influential royal wedding dresses of all time

PRINCESS Diana's wedding dress is the third most influential royal wedding dress of all time, new research can reveal. Meghan Markle's wedding dress pulls in a total of 51,000 Google searches a month, making her dress the...

 

Local radio revolution comes to North West England and North East Wales

LISTENERS from Warrington to Wrexham will soon be able to tune into a wider choice of ultra-local digital radio stations, with Ofcom awarding 17 small scale DAB radio multiplex licences in North West England and North East Wales. Small scale DAB is an innovative technology which provides a low cost route to...

New state of the art Hospital reaches milestone

CHAIRMAN Beatrice Fraenkel joined clinical staff to mark the installation of the 2st steelwork for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's state of the art £33 million Hospital in Maghull. Ms Fraenkel was on site for the installation of the 2st 350 tonnes of steelwork for Aspen Wood, as the Hospital will be known. A 40 bed specialist learning disability...

Increased funding for nursing in care homes

INCREASED funding for nursing in care homes will support tens of thousands of care home residents with nursing needs, including those with learning and physical disabilities, with an 11.5% increase in 2022 to 2023 and an estimated £87 million backdated for 2021 to 2022. The standard weekly rate per person, provided for NHS funded nursing care, has increased by 11.5% from...

CLA welcome planning overhaul in Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

AFTER announcing the new legislation on Tuesday, the CLA calls on the Government to include key measures in the new legislative agenda in order to close the rural productivity gap. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) welcome the new planning measures outlined in the Levelling Up and...

 

British Sandwich Week - Survey reveals the nation's work lunch preferences

WITH British Sandwich Day fast approaching, Moneypenny decided to conduct a survey of 1,000 UK office workers revealing the UK's lunch preferences. The research explored the parentage of UK workers who prepare something from home specifically for their lunch...

Community of practice projects shine this mental health awareness week

THIS mental health awareness week, local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) are raising awareness of the importance of good mental health and reaching out when you need support. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to improving community mental...

MPRESS calls for law makers to retain news publisher protections set out in Crime and Courts Act 2013

COMMENTING on the announcement that the Government intends to repeal section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 through its proposed media bill, IMPRESS CEO Ed Procter said:- "The repeal of section 40 will limit legal protections for news...”

Tackling loneliness in Sefton this Mental Health Awareness Week

LEADERS in Sefton are aiming to break the stigma of loneliness during Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, by encouraging residents to open up and talk about their experiences of loneliness and how it impacts their mental health. Long term loneliness is closely linked to mental...

 

New research reveals Council maintained Schools outperforming academies

SCHOOLS that stay with their Council are more likely to perform better than those that convert to an Academy, a new report for the Local Government Association reveals. The research found 92% of Council maintained Schools were rated...

Suicide Awareness Training hits 2 million

THE Zero Suicide Alliance's (ZSA) free online Suicide Awareness Training has reached another major milestone for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). The training, which launched in November 2017, has now been taken 2 million times at the start of MHAW, which runs until 15 May 2022. This...

Expert reveals the surprising benefits that playing puzzles and games can have on your mental health

WHILST playing games, whether it's a board game or a video game or team sport can be a great way to spend your time, there are numerous benefits that games can have on our mental health. Neal from SudokuCraze outlines...

 

 

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