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Publication Date:-
2020-01-18
 

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guidance on dog walking in lockdown

THE RSPCA has welcomed new guidance from the UK Government which will make it easier for people in England to walk and exercise their dogs amid ongoing lockdown restrictions. Advice for pet owners in England was updated on 13 January 2021, and now outlines that people with dogs can go out more often than once a day to exercise their canine companion if necessary. However, people are still advised by the UK Government to:- "limit this where possible."  The new advice for dog walkers in England can be found on the UK Government...

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PCC consults on plans to protect Police funding and continue to recruit 160 more Officers

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is asking local people if they would be willing to pay a little extra through the Police precept, which is collected alongside the Council Tax, to help protect...

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Southport Mum says completing the Nutcracker Trail was:- "like doing a treasure hunt" after winning competition

A Southport Mum said completing this year's Southport Nutcracker Trail...

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St Helens Theatre Royal Extend Their Filmed Christmas Pantomime Online Until End Of January 2021
...Photos by David Munn...

THE St Helens Theatre Royal have announced they will extend the online version of...

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Childline delivers more than 50,000 counselling sessions about mental health and loneliness

THE NSPCC is warning about the devastating mental health impact of the Pandemic on children as new figures...

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Society's online financial education lessons for Primary and Secondary School children at home in Lockdown

Yorkshire Building Society's Sharon Stirling filming a financial education lesson for primary school children.

YORKSHIRE Building Society has launched 6 online lessons of its financial education programme Money Minds...

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Southport could enjoy a real 'renaissance' if Town Deal funding is successful says MP Damien Moore

SOUTHPORT could enjoy a real "renaissance" as a destination for families and business delegates if a ₤50 million...

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Stagecoach becomes 1st UK bus operator to invest in national roll out of new bridge alert technology

STAGECOACH has announced that it will become the 1st bus operator in the country to...

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Southport's Botanic Gardens Aviaries to undergo repairs

SOUTHPORT'S Botanic Gardens Aviaries; home to a range of exotic birds such as parrots and parakeets, as well as rabbits, and guinea pigs; are set to undergo further...

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Hospitality businesses in the UK need "a clear road map" to help them emerge successfully from the Covid19 Pandemic says MP Damien Moore

THE Southport Conservative MP is also calling for VAT support to be extended and for the creation of a new hospitality and tourism recovery fund for the sector which he says has been:- "hardest hit" by the Coronavirus crisis. The MP also said the short notice that pubs, cafes, hotels, restaurants, leisure facilities...

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Rights groups warn "disabled people will bear the brunt" of Police crackdown on mask rules

RIGHTS groups have urged Police Chiefs to clarify the legal exemptions on face covering requirements to Officers, amid fears that...

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Swans trapped in ice rescued by RSPCA and Fire Service

Mum and juvenile swan at crowded Sefton Park lake now safely back at their nesting site.

A mother swan and her juvenile who became trapped in ice on Liverpool's Sefton Park lake have been rescued...

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Vaccinate essential transport staff as next priority, says TSSA

TRANSPORT and Travel Union TSSA has written to the UK's Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, calling on him to ensure that essential frontline transport workers are prioritised for vaccination against Coronavirus. In the...

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Scientific Study Reveals the Words Dogs Love Most

OUR loving and caring 4 legged pals played a helping hand in making sure 2020 was made easier; they provided us with laughs, smiles and happiness throughout bleak times. Intrigued to uncover what sends our household pals into a tail wagging frenzy, experts at OnBuy.com conducted a 3 month study to find out which words and phrases our pooches love to...

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Scientific Study Reveals the Words Dogs Love Most

OUR loving and caring 4 legged pals played a helping hand in making sure 2020 was made easier; they provided us with laughs, smiles and happiness throughout bleak times. Intrigued to uncover what sends our household pals into a tail wagging frenzy, experts at OnBuy.com conducted a 3 month study to find out which words and phrases our pooches love to...

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Taxpayers warned 31 January 2021 deadline remains despite Pandemic

THE Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people to complete their 2019/20 Self Assessment Tax Return online by the usual deadline of 31 January 2021 or risk a fine from HMRC. HMRC charge an automatic penalty of ₤100 for Tax Returns that miss the deadline, and the penalties increase the later the return. LITRG's call for action comes...

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LOVEmyBEACH to provide reusable period products for local women

LOVEmyBEACH, a Keep Britain Tidy project in the North West, part of the Turning Tides partnership, will be distributing free reusable period products to women in need as a result of Covid 19. The reusable products will be distributed via the:- Fleetwood Together Foodbank, reaching women and teenagers throughout Wyre. Currently the most...

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Merseyside charity scoops share of ₤120,000 festive financial boost

A charity based in Merseyside has won a ₤1,000 Christmas gift thanks to nominations from the public. The charity was nominated to win a share of ₤120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.  The Edward Foundation based in St. Helens, which is dedicated to the care, rescue...

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Government confirms commitment to life changing family support

THE UK's leading charity for adoptive families has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will extend the Adoption Support Fund for a further year, providing life changing support for adopters and their children. But Adoption UK warns that a long term commitment is crucial. The Government committed ₤45m for the...

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New Red Beat single to be released on 26 January 2021

AS Covid19 has delayed our re-launch of some of our old services we have been updating, this bit of music got our attention that was sent in to our Liverpool Reporter website and we thought we world do a quick review. Many bands have been using the down time to make new singles and this single has really got our attention. Red Beat are a post punk...

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Additional Cervical Screening appointment slots available to patients in Sefton

IN Sefton, nearly 3 in 4 women aged 25 to 49 have had a cervical screening test within the last 3½ years. This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, that runs over 18 January to 24 January 2021, health leaders in the area want to make sure even more people with a cervix get screened to protect themselves against cervical cancer. All people with a...

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Enjoy a glitzy night in with the Culture and Creativity Awards #DressItUp Competition

WE may be missing the glitz and glamour of a big night out, but the Liverpool City Region Cultural and Creativity Awards #DressItUp Competition gives you the chance to enjoy the magic of the red carpet from your own living room. Up and coming fashionistas and imaginative amateurs are invited to create a Mary Lamb said:- "Your entry can..."

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