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2019-10-12
 

Spookport Film Festival helps launch Southport's new Cinema

HEADS up, Southport has a new Cinema opening on Saturday, 19 October 2019. Sadly tickets are sold out for the opening night, but we can announce that we they are holding a series of events for Spookport this year. The Spookport Film Festival at...

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Ask the Local Expert - Southport's Felicity Hat Hire Owner Helen Takes The Hot Seat!

  

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WE have had a fantastic response to our new "Ask the Local Expert" section and can reveal that Megafauna, on Wesley Street, will be the next to be...

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St. Joseph's Hospice shows just what it takes to provide end of life care as Hospice Care Week gets underway

44 Nurses and healthcare assistants, 13 Cleaners, laundry and kitchen staff, 2 Doctors, one pharmacy technician, a 5 strong fundraising team, 200 volunteers...

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Openreach chooses Lancashire villages for new rural broadband trial

SOME of the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK is heading to the villages of Hesketh Bank and Parbold, after they were named as 2 of 13 rural communities to benefit from a new broadband trial. Openreac...

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Award winning mental health website gets modern makeover

A nationally recognised Child and Adolescent Mental Health website; that was  created for young people by young people; has been refreshed and re-launched in time for this year's...

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Local MP honours local stars of the NHS

Photo 1: (L-R) CWP chair, Mike Maier, CWP children, young people and families head of clinical services – Wirral, Sallie Taylor, Rt Hon Frank Field MP and CWP chief executive Sheena Cumiskey.

THE MP for Birkenhead has visited a local NHS Trust to pay tribute to some of the stars of our National Health Service. A special presentation at the Birch Centre, in Birkenhead, has recently saw the Rt Hon Frank Field MP present NHS Parliamentary Awards...

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PCC to harness power of sport to help tackle serious violence

Image 1: (L-R) Ian Snodin, Jamie Carragher, PCC Jane Kennedy, Ian Rush and Graeme Sharp

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is uniting with sporting organisations and football legends to host a major conference examining how the sports sector can help to prevent violent crime. Jane Kennedy is working...

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Co-Op serves up new look Ainsdale store following ₤1M investment

THE Co-op on Thursday, 10 October 2019 has served up a new look food store in Ainsdale following a ₤1.2 Million, 8 week, programme of works. Located in Station Road, the store; which has now been re-launched runs...

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Hugh Baird College apprentice shortlisted for a national healthcare award

A Hugh Baird College and Aintree University Hospital apprentice has been shortlisted for the national:- '2019 Our Health Heroes Clinical Support Worker of the Year Award.' Olivia Gillon, 18, is...

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Letters to the Editor:- "Flooding due to blocked road drains"

"HOW many people have seen Sefton Council out cleaning drains? When I was a kid, we could see them doing drain cleaning throughout the year. Pumping each small grate drain covered, at the edge of our local roads, opening them up and removing letter and leaves, but now this is a very seldom sight. Sadly this now rarely seen activity is leading to growing problems..."

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Edge Hill academics support men's mental health programme

EDGE Hill University academics have helped a sporting charity secure funding to extend a successful mental health programme for men. The University's sport and mental Health Research Team were...

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Work to start on Mandela memorial by the end of the year

Memorial: The Mandela family at Princes Park in February – Tukwini Mandela (L) and Dr Makaziwe 'Maki' Mandela (R)

WORK is to start by the end of the year installing a memorial and bridge in a Liverpool park, dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The Princes Park scheme includes a new:- 'Freedom Bridge,' pavilion and 32 cylindrical stoneworks inscribed...

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Proceeds of crime set to keep 11,000 young people safe this Halloween

MORE than 11,000 young people will enjoy safe, organised activities this Halloween and Bonfire Night, thanks to funding raised by...

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Biology students get chance to take learning to new heights

2ND year biology students at Edge Hill University will have the chance to discover new species of plants in a revolutionary new tree climbing module that will enable them to shape the future of science...

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Biology students get chance to take learning to new heights

2ND year biology students at Edge Hill University will have the chance to discover new species of plants in a revolutionary new tree climbing module that will enable them to shape the future of science...

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Merseyside Police set up a Dispersal Zone in Formby

MERSEYSIDE Police Officers have been setting up a Dispersal Zone within Formby following reports of anti social behaviour associated with the use of fireworks and making fires in the area. The Dispersal Zone has been authorised until 1am, on Monday...

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Police Commissioner unites with Region's football clubs to spread anti hate message

MERSEYSIDE Police Commissioner has united with the Region's football clubs to promote:- 'National Hate Crime Awareness Week' and encourage victims...

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Everton Football Club back NSPCC campaign

THE charity is encouraging parents to become more informed about their children's sports during Parents in Sport Week 2019; an event which celebrates positive parental involvement in youth sport. Julie Lloyd, Head of Safeguarding at Everton Football Club...

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Dozens of children in Merseyside need loving homes

THE regional adoption agency for Merseyside has revealed it needs to find parents for 50 children. The figures from AiM (Adoption in Merseyside) which recruits for Local Authorities in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral....

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National award winning nursing graduates presented with Edge Hill trophy

Pictured left to right: Alice, Eve and Emily.

3 recently qualified Edge Hill University Learning Disability Nurses were presented with trophies to recognise their innovative contribution...

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MIND THE GAP!

Coming down: Phase 2 of deconstruction of Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool City centre hits key milestone this weekend...

THE dramatic removal of Liverpool's Churchill Way flyovers enters a new phase with the removal of a key central section. The mammoth 70 foot long concrete span, weighing close to 600 tonnes, sits 50 feet above Byrom Street and the traffic using the nearby Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel. Before...

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Christmas chaos set to hit as a new wave of industrial action set to hit festive shoppers

IT was hoped that the Rail and Maritime Transport workers union (RMT) row that is focused on the role of Merseyrail Guards on the new trains was over and the strike action had ended. Sadly, on...

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The Great Dane entertained guests with stories from his football career

Liverpool City Center Lloyds Bank staff in group handing over the check Cheque. In the photo with Jan Molby are:- Phil Burton, James Fielding, Paul Convey, Damien Tilyer, Phil Nebb, Lucy Osborne, Joanne Mellitt,

LFC legend Jan Molby was the guest speaker at a charity fund raising event held by Chester businessman Rob Lloyd, within the Village Hotel Chester.  The 150 guests had been raising funds...

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Surveys start for controversial Merseyside bypass in Sefton

THE Port of Liverpool is already the busiest port in the North West and the amount of freight travelling through it is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. The proposed bypass through a section of Rimrose Valley park would connect Princess Way, at the Port of Liverpool to the motorway network, at Switch Island. On paper, this all sounds good, but in reality, this very controversial road scheme to serve the Port of Liverpool has entered a new phase. Highways England has told the media that they are now conducting a...

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Would turbo charging Devolution will ignite North West's economy?

DEVOLUTION across England has stalled over recent years. Building upon recent momentum including speeches by the Prime Minister concerning the need to:- 'level up' places across the UK, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have outlined 3 steps needed to kick start Devolution and maximise the potential of all English Regions. Despite some attempts, the UK's productivity puzzle remains and tackling it requires bold and sustained action. The UK lags international...

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Parents in the are failing to face their worst fears

PARENTS in the North West are being urged to:- "face their worst fears to help protect their children" after a survey revealed 65% of them have not written a will. A poll by Will Aid, a national will writing campaign, found that nationally 52% of mums and dads with children under 18 had not assigned legal guardians for them by preparing this vital piece of paperwork; while Regionally the picture looked even bleaker. Claire Jackson from Butcher & Barlow in Leigh said:- "It's very easy to bury your head in the sand to..."

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1st new train for the Merseyrail network heads for test track testing

ANOTHER key manufacturing milestone has been met in the build of the new trains for the Merseyrail network. The 1st new train has been making its way to a test track in Germany for dynamic testing, following successful static testing and 'sign off' at Stadler's factory on 2 October 2019.  This will see the train travel up to speeds of 75 mph, with all dynamic aspects such as braking point and electromagnetic radiation thoroughly tested. Most of the testing is being undertaken at an established railway testing...

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Liverpool City Centre support project is helping people off the streets

A pioneering project that is helping to reduce the number of rough sleepers, street drinkers and people begging in Liverpool City Centre has been given the green light for another year. In its 1st year of operation, the Liverpool Street Lifestyles Pilot (SLP) has supported almost 40 people to achieve some very positive outcomes; reducing their rough sleeping by 80%, cut begging by 60 % and street drinking by 79%. In 12 months the SLP has worked with 39 people who were rough sleeping, drinking and...

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