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2019-06-22
 

18th Edition of the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2019

WELL its billed as a warm up event before Wimbledon, but with this weather it really is. The 18th Edition of the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is an amazing event and on Friday, we popped in to take a look and also deliver a loaf of bread, but see our other report about that. Under blue sky day 2 was amazing. Fantastic play and a brilliant relaxed atmosphere. Plus

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Students get a taste of life at the Hugh Baird University Centre

THE Hugh Baird University Centre recently held a hugely successful:- 'Get Ready for Uni Day,' that saw potential learners enjoy a taste of what life as a Higher Education Undergraduate is really like.  The University Centre takes immense pride in the student experience it delivers to those who choose to

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Youngster Scott aims high with new Wirral target hub

BARNSTONDALE, an inclusive residential activity centre on the Wirral, has recently unveiled its latest addition, a new target hub. The target hub is proving to be very popular with one young visitor, who has found the hub has enabled him to participate like never before. 12 year old Scott, a wheel chair user who has extensive additional needs, has found that the new set up enables him to take part in the shooting activities available at the centre. The target hub was opened recently, following 12...

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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

THE iconic Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has announced the highly anticipated film line up for Liverpool's 1st ever floating cinema, the Pop up Floating Cinema, taking place this summer from 4 August to 10 August 2019. Kicking off the Dock's exciting new summer events programme, the pop up cinema, in association...

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Our Liverpool - A haven for refugees

All Together Now: Women taking part in ‘4Wings’ workshop.

COMMUNITY leaders within Liverpool are reaffirming their pledge to make the City a sanctuary for those fleeing tyranny and persecution in their own countries. This week, to coincide with national Refugee Week, Liverpool City Council is launching:- 'Our Liverpool' a plan to make the City a welcoming and safe place for refugees, people seeking asylum and other vulnerable migrants.  Last year Liverpool supported 1,596 asylum seekers as they entered the country...

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Knowsley Safari invites Southport Schools to join the war on plastic

KNOWSLEY Safari is calling on Primary Schools across Southport to join the fight against plastic pollution and help improve the sustainability of coastal habitats. The Safari is offering a roadshow of free workshops, which it will deliver in Schools to help children learn about the damage of plastic in the oceans and its impact on...

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Air quality data blitz on every breath we take

Invisible killer: Liverpool is capturing real time data on air pollution which leads to 230 deaths each year in the City.

A specially commissioned Air Quality Monitoring Vehicle (AQMV), supplied by air data specialists Enviro Technology, was on patrol to give a second by second picture to better identify the scale of the City's air pollution hot spots. The AQMV patrolled the City for 72 hours to provide mobile data which will supplement the information collected on a monthly...

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A bowl of cereal with Harry Potter is kids' perfect way to start the day

HARRY Potter tops the charts of dream breakfast guests for children, joint research commissioned by the NSPCC and Lidl has found. A YouGov survey of more than 1,000 children aged 6 to 15 who go to School revealed the Hogwarts wizard was the most popular famous person that...

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Review:- "Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet at The Lowry"

BRAVO, Sir Bourne, yet again you managed to surprise, excite and virtuously breathe new life into Shakespeare's classic story of forbidden love.  For those of you who're still not in the loop, last week the UK's most successful choreographer and extremely gifted director, Matthew Bourne, returned to The Lowry with his brand new ballet Romeo + Juliet. It's...

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Mersey more plastic polluted than the great Pacific garbage patch

THE UK's River Mersey contains proportionally more plastic pollution than the infamous:- 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch,' an area recognised by scientists as one of the most plastic polluted expanses of water on earth. This was one of the findings of a new scientific...

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Hairy Biker Dave Myers rides into Southport Flower Show 2019

HAIRY Biker Dave Myers is set to ride into the 2019 Southport Flower Show to share some of his top tips for outdoor cooking. The celebrity chef will be revving up some of his favourite summertime recipes as he appears in the Cookery Theatre, at Southport, on Sunday, 18 August 2019. Dave is known to millions of TV viewers...

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Week

Liverpool will officially be flying the flag for Armed Forces Day from Monday 24 June. There will be plenty to do at the Royal Albert Dock on Armed Forces Day, 29 June 2019.

MONDAY, 24 June 2019 marks the start of Armed Forces Week and, as is now traditional, the Armed Forces Day flag will be flown from the Liverpool Town Hall. This year, Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Peter Brennan will be joined by Lieutenant Colonel Matt Churchward, Commanding Officer Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside, to hoist the flag. From Monday, Civic Buildings...

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College chosen by Government to pilot revolutionary new T Level qualifications

THE UK Government has chosen Hugh Baird College as the only education provider in the Liverpool City Region to pilot the delivery of new:- 'revolutionary' technical..

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Design challenge - rethinking the connected home

DO you have a concept about living together in the connected home? The VIRT-EU Project is holding a design challenge to address how communal living can be supported and enhanced by the Internet of Things (IoT). The deadline for submissions has now been extended to 24 June 2019. For years we have heard that the 'smart home' is coming, using connected devices to transform everyday life. Personal...

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Local NHS trust recognises outstanding achievements at annual awards

3 public sector workers from Wirral, have been honoured for their outstanding achievements at the annual awards show for a local NHS services provider. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership...

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Carpentry and Joinery students secure Apprenticeships in industry

2 Hugh Baird College Carpentry and Joinery students have secured employment in industry following their work experience placements at National Museums Liverpool...

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Council warns against 'despicable' Universal Credit scam

Deceit and Despair: People in Liverpool are being targeted by Universal Credit scammers.

BENEFITS Chiefs in Liverpool are warning members of the public about a Universal Credit scam that has already left vulnerable people penniless. Liverpool City Council's Revenue and Benefits Team has joined forces with the City's Citizens' Advice Liverpool...

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Merseyside Police awarded ₤3.37m to work with partners to fight serious violence

MERSEYSIDE Police has secured ₤3.37m of Government funding to work with partners to tackle violent crime, the Region's Police Commissioner has announced. The money has been allocated from the Home Secretary's...

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Travellers have set up an illegal camp on Nature Reserve Car Park

LIFEBOAT Road Car Park is run by the National Trust and is within 1 of Merseyside's most beautiful locations and is an international Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The charity has only recently taken over the management of the land, after Sefton Council was forced to hand it over, due to lack of funds.  The area hosts many rare species of fauna or flora, and as..

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Southport Armed Forces Day 2019

REMINDER! ON the Sunday, 30 June 2019, Veterans from SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) will be holding an Armed Forces Day event outside Southport Town Hall. The event off with a Drumhead Service, at 10am, followed by a parade starting at 10:30 am on Chapel Street. A flypast will take place at 2pm and live entertainment will take place through out the day, next to the Town Hall. Also the evt will have a full size WWI Sopwith Camel Biplane and modern and vintage military vehicles, plus more... All Veterans and Standard Bearers are welcome including any in wheelchairs & scooters. If you have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces regulars and reservists of all ages can take part in the parade. No need to be part of an ex services organisation to take part in the parade. The event ends at 4pm.

Green light to build new Council homes - 150 years on from the 1st

Pioneering: St Martin’s Cottages – the 1st Council houses in Europe – which were built in Vauxhall, north Liverpool, in 1869 and demolished in 1977.

LIVERPOOL the City which built the 1st Council Houses in Europe 150 years ago; has been given the green light to construct a new generation of Local Authority Homes for the 21st Century. The Government has confirmed...

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3 years on from the referendum can co-operation bring the North West back together?

3 years on from the EU referendum which has divided both communities and families, co-operatives up and down the country are coming together in 2 weeks of unity during Co-op Fortnight, 24 June to 7...

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Photo coverage - UB40 have played at Aintree Racecourse

ON Friday, 14 June 2019 original members of the legendary UB40 band, took to the stage ay the historic Aintree Racecourse. This was part of the Jockey Club Live Concert Program, that has been mixing music and races for a few years now. This was yet another fantastic concert and...

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Local NHS Trust Celebrated for Patient Safety Initiative

A pioneering new initiative enhancing communication and collaboration with Community Pharmacies across Cheshire and Wirral, led by local NHS Trust CWP, has been nominated in 5 separate categories at the National Health Service Journal...

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Lancashire Care shortlisted for National Equality and Inclusion Awards

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust has been successfully shortlisted for a prestigious national award that celebrates organisations that are committed to challenging discrimination and achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Trust's Equality and Diversity Team has been shortlisted in the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Awards:- 'Team of the Year' category for their...

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Roberts Bakery takes to the sky with it's 'Rise up Against Plastic Campaign' at Tennis in Liverpool

THE 18th Edition of the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament took a delivery of bread, from the sky, this week as part of the Roberts...

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Charity Buffet for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

ON Monday, 1 July 2017, the Empire Restaurant on Nevill Street, Southport are holding a Charity Buffet, from 12pm to 7:30pm.  Most of the funds will be donated to the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, so that they can support patients' welfare, support staff education and provided additional equipment at our local Hospital.  Adults are ₤13.95 and Children will be ₤6. More information can be obtained by calling:- 01704 547718.

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Justice for former Lockwoods Liverpool Limited workers

USDAW has won justice for members who worked for Lockwoods Liverpool Limited, a meat processing factory in Liverpool. The Liverpool Employment Tribunal granted a Protective Award after they agreed that there was no information or consultation with Usdaw and no special circumstances allowing the company not to comply with its legal obligations. Usdaw was aware that Lockwoods Liverpool Limited was having some financial difficulties in 2018. However, the Union were not made aware that the business was about to...

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Over ½ of workers in Liverpool plan to make 'side hustle' into career

FOLLOWING a recently released report from CV Library, the UK's leading independent job board, that 72.2% of Liverpool's professionals struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month, brand new research reveals that side hustles are providing a much needed extra cash flow. In fact, 57.1% of Liverpudlians who work on the side claim that they plan to make their 'side hustle' into a career. The study surveyed 1,200 professionals and found that a greater financial income is the main driving force behind Liverpudlians wanting to pursue their side hustle...

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Dad tees off fundraising thank you for Matt's spinal injury care

A fundraising festival of golf is a father's thank you for the NHS treatment his son received following a life changing road accident. Matt Sullivan was 18, in 2005, when his spinal cord was badly injured in the crash, leaving him with a high Degree of paralysis and limited hand dexterity. He spent 9 months in rehabilitation at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, north of Liverpool. Now 32, Matt is a successful wheelchair rugby player with Leicester Tigers WR; winners of the sport's...

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