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2019-07-20
 

Brazilica 2019 Brought A Scorching Samba Spectacular To Liverpool

THE whole of Liverpool was alive with the sound of Samba over 12 July to 14 July 2019, as the Liverpool Carnival Company's annual Brazilica Festival returned to the City with an epic Carnival extravaganza! Visitors turned up in their thousands to witness the visually stunning Brazilica Carnival Parade on Saturday evening which made its way from...

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Inspirational Southport volunteer picks up award from Diabetes UK

FIONA Kenyon, 49, from Southport received the Campaigning and Raising Awareness Inspire Award from Diabetes UK for her work helping gyms across Liverpool support people living with diabetes. Fiona, a team leader for North Mersey Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, engaged with...

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More than 9,000 motorists were caught doing over 100mph in 2018

IN 2018, over 9,000 motorists were caught by Police speeding at more than 100mph on UK roads, according to data obtained by the road safety charity Brake. The highest speed recorded was 162mph jointly on the M1 Southbound in South Yorkshire and the M4 Eastbound in Avon...

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Hugh Baird College students honoured at annual Awards Evening

HUGH Baird College recently held their annual Student Awards Evening which celebrated the success of students from across all areas of the College, recognising them for their hard work and dedication during their time inside and outside of...

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Hugh Baird College makes a BIG impact on students' lives!

STUDENTS and staff from Hugh Baird College have been celebrating recently after receiving a prestigious national anti bullying award. The national award scheme to recognise excellence in bullying intervention. The group helps all types of organisations and shares the latest in research, best...

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Young cancer survivor from Formby set to take on epic CrossFit challenge

A 20 year old woman, from Formby, is putting herself through her paces to train for the annual Battle Cancer CrossFit fitness competition to raise money for a charity close to her heart. Beth Costello, who works as a personal trainer at Formby Fitness, will be putting her fitness to the test at the Battle Cancer event, in Manchester, on 3 August 2019, to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people. Beth's effort comes after she was supported...

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Friends and Family recommend Lancashire Care

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust is proud to share overwhelmingly positive:- "Friends and Family Test (FFT)" feedback from service users, their carers, families and friends. The results...

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Crime against older people isn't well understood

OLDER people who have been the victims of crime are often let down by the Police and wider criminal justice system which does not always understand their needs and experiences, according to a new report. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS)...

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Merseyrail launch netball competition to celebrate the World Cup and women in sport

MERSEYRAIL have launched a giant spot the ball competition in Liverpool Central to celebrate the Netball World Cup and women in sport. Liverpool is hosting the Vitality Netball World Cup this month, and Merseyrail are...

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The QM2 has visited Liverpool

ON 16 July 2019, the 345m RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built was in the Mersey, berth at the Liverpool Pier Head's Cruise Liner Terminal. But as the Sun set, the massive flagship of the Cunard Line made it's way out of the river. People came from all over the North West to...

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Over ₤1m investment in nursing at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals

A substantial investment in nursing staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust means that over 100 roles are now available for nurses and healthcare assistants. As part of this recruitment drive, on Tuesday, 30 July 2019, the Trust is holding a nursing recruitment event from 5pm to 8pm. This will be...

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Merseyside Businesses and Organisations Benefit From Manchester Being "More Than An Airport"

SOME of Merseyside's most-loved attractions, high-flying businesses and world famous institutions are set to be showcased to nearly 30m people using the North's biggest airport. Manchester Airport has launched a visual campaign to celebrate all the things that...

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Hugh Baird College A-level Art and Design students win 1st place

EARLIER this year, Hugh Baird College A-level students Melissa Drummond and Ellie Nelson took part in the prestigious Sefton Open Exhibition. The Sefton Open Exhibition gives the local community and visitors the chance to discover the wealth of artistic talent that Sefton has to offer...

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Ellipse 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

ON the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 blast  off, it was appropriate that their was a partial lunar eclipse. Sadly conditions in the UK on the night where not perfect, but we did get a few pictures, like this image above.  Do you remember watching Neil...

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Pest Control clears the air with eco-friendly vans

Green Van Man Pest Control officer Ivan Jenkins tries out his new electric van.

A Liverpool City Council Pest Control Team is causing a real buzz on the green scene after swapping its diesel driven fleet of vans for cleaner electric vehicles. The Pest Control Crew are out and about 5 days a week, visiting homes, businesses and public buildings across the City to rid them of their rodent problems or insect infestations. In their 4...

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Hospice enjoys weekend bonanza of summer events

HUNDREDS of families visited St. Joseph's Hospice in Thornton for 4 days of back to back events which raised thousands of pounds for the Hospice, celebrated its volunteers and remembered loved 1.s. The Hospice's annual Garden Party and Volunteer's Evening were joined by its 1st ever Gin...

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Liverpool to invest in residential care for children

Liverpool's new children's homes will be discussed at this week's cabinet meeting in the Cunard Building.

AT this week's Cabinet meeting, on Friday, 19 July 2019, Councillors will discuss the proposal to open 2 Council run children's homes that will enable vulnerable children to continue to live in their home City. Over recent years, the number of children and young people who need to...

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Mayor of Liverpool appoints Climate Change champion

Climate change champion: Councillor Laura Robertson Collins is to take up a historic role for the City of Liverpool

THE Mayor of Liverpool is to appoint the City's 1st Climate Change champion to the City Council's Cabinet. Councillor Laura Robertson Collins has been chosen to take up the role on the day the City is set to declare a Climate Change Emergency at a special debate in Liverpool...

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Damien Moore MP meets families with disabled children at charity awards

DAMIEN Moore MP joined families, from Southport, in Parliament to celebrate the amazing work families do when caring for a disabled child. The event was organised by Contact, a national charity that supports families with disabled children...

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Damien Moore MP meets families with disabled children at charity awards

DAMIEN Moore MP joined families, from Southport, in Parliament to celebrate the amazing work families do when caring for a disabled child. The event was organised by Contact, a national charity that supports families with disabled children...

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College students gives her career goals a workout

HUGH Baird College Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training student Josie Fryer has got her career off to a great start thanks to landing her 1st role at Lifestyle Fitness, Bootle. Fitness mad Josie, joined the college on the Level 2 Personal Training qualification. After showing a passion and dedication to the course she progressed onto the Level 3 programme, but wanted to start to help others realise their fitness goals. Thanks to Lifestyle Fitness being located on the...

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Damien Moore MP speaks out in support of Alzheimer's Society dementia care campaign

ON Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Damien Moore MP joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer's Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis.  The photo exhibition...

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Orange Man's Day 2019 in Southport - Part 2

THESE are more photographs we took at the annual Orange Man's Day Parade in Southport, that was held on 12 July 2019.  This years event went off without any major incidents and was very well attended.  You can see our...

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Police Commissioner launches search for new Youth Ambassadors

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is looking for 10 enthusiastic, skilled young people to volunteer to support, challenge and inform the work of her office and the wider criminal justice system. Jane Kennedy is looking to recruit a group of new...

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Innovative mental health portal The Mind Map launches

AN innovative new mental health portal The Mind Map has been launched. The platform is focused on providing young people, predominantly aged between 16 to 30 access to subsidised counselling, the ability to find and book free mental health services and resources as well as access to a magazine that shares articles and interviews with well known music artists and sports athletes regarding mental health, all in 1 place. Launched by Liverpool based mental health organisation The Mind Map...

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North West residents lead the #FixFirst charge!

A survey by the UK's leading online spare parts retailer, eSpares, has found that residents in the North West are saving money and protecting the environment by taking the time to fix broken household appliances. 50% of local residents would prefer to repair than needlessly throw away; with more than ˝ of those who are savvy savers doing so in order to:- 'save the cost of buying new.'  On a national scale, the survey conversely found that 75% of the UK population don't bother to fix appliances themselves, instead, preferring to buy new models. Statistics from Europe show that if the UK fixed just 10% more...

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Lift off with Liverpool libraries' Summer Reading Challenge

THROUGHOUT the 6 week School summer holiday, the service will be urging children to keep their brains active by picking up a plethora of page turners from their local library. The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual national event organised by charity The Reading Agency. Last year, around 700,000 children took part nationally. The event's aim is to help children and young people build confidence in their reading skills, which can be directly linked to their achievement levels. The theme of this year's challenge is The Space Chase in honour...

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Liverpool Hope University wins HEI Partner of the Year award

LIVERPOOL Hope University has been named HEI Partner of the Year by the National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), the voice of School led initial Teacher training and development. Liverpool Hope, which was nominated by Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT, beat off fierce competition from the University of Roehampton and Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning, who were runners up in NASBTT's HEI Partner of the Year award. This category recognises University...

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Mersey musicians shine on Seeds album

SEVERAL Music Production students from Merseyside feature on a CD released by Edge Hill University. Ormskirk singer and guitarist David Hughes, working under the guise Charity Shop Pop, is 1 of the featured artists to appear on the Seeds compilation album, with his self penned track Charlotte amongst the original compositions from a host of vocalists and musicians undertaking the 3 year programme. The project realises the vision of Gary Westhead, Senior Lecturer in Music Sound and Audio Production and Programme Leader for Music Production, to provide a showcase for students while...

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Outsourced NHS staff in Liverpool set to strike after unanimous vote

STAFF employed by private contractor Compass within Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have unanimously voted to take strike action, at the end of the July 2019, over their employer's failure to match NHS pay rates, says UNISON. The staff work for the multinational outsourcing company as catering, cleaning, security, portering and reception staff and most are paid only the minimum wage rate of ₤8.21 an hour. But Compass staff work alongside colleagues who are employed directly by the NHS, where the lowest rate is ₤9.03 an hour...

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Elmer The Patchwork Elephant teams up with anti bullying charity Kidscape to prevent bullying in Primary Schools

ANTI-BULLYING charity Kidscape have teamed up with Andersen Press, publishers of the beloved Elmer books, to promote Friendship Friday this November. Friendship Friday is celebrated in nurseries and Primary Schools throughout England and Wales, helping children build happy and healthy relationships for life.  The free Friendship Friday resource pack is available from the Kidscape website as early years staff begin to plan their activities...

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