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Publication Date:-
2019-11-10
 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

Our full coverage including video, than at Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day events on Merseyside will be in the next issue...

Crosby Coastal Park hosts River of Light's Parabolic Lightcloud

ON Friday, 8 November to Sunday, 10 November 2019, Sefton Council's Tourism Department played host to 1 of the 10 River of Light's art commissions, called:- "Constellations Presents - 'Parabolic Lightcloud,'" at the Crosby Coastal Park....

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Formby lady's football wish comes true

A wish has come true for Nora Moscrop, a resident, at New Care's Formby Manor Care Centre, on Liverpool Road, in Formby, who was treated to a VIP experience at Goodison Park. A life long fan of the Toffees, 86 year old Nora had wanted to return to the stadium to watch a match for many...

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Halloween Fun at the Southport Ship and Anchor Pub

 

A Halloween Party was held on 2 November 2019, at Southport's Ship and Anchor Pub, on Cable Street, off Neville Street. The venue is well known now for putting on fun events and this was no exception. These are a few photographs we snapped at the event. If you attended do let...

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Police Commissioner asks victims to have a say in punishment of offenders

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner wants to hear the public's views on how people who commit Anti Social behaviour and nuisance crime should be dealt with outside of Court. Jane Kennedy has launched a...

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1st investment for film fund

The Snow Spider: One of the scenes filmed in a property in Wirral © Leopard Pictures

A brand new BBC family adventure series has become the 1st recipient of the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Production Fund. The Snow Spider, an exciting 5 part fantasy drama, is being produced by Liverpool based company Leopard Pictures which submitted a bid for financial support from the production fund...

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Historic dock goes sparkling green to support NSPCC

LIVERPOOL'S historic Royal Albert Dock has gone green this week, in a unique show of support for the NSPCC's Christmas appeal. 'Get Your Sparkle On' encourages the public to show their support for the children's charity on 11 December 2019, by wearing sparkling clothing or organising sparkle themed events. The Liverpool landmark is the 1st around the country to...

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Hugh Baird University Centre Lecturers' work gets Beatle's seal of approval

HUGH Baird University Centre Graphic Design Lecturer Andy Jones has used his creative talents to contribute to an art book celebrating the history, culture and people of Liverpool. What's more...

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Only 11% of NW people consider themselves gamblers

ONLY 11% of people in the North West consider themselves to be gamblers even though 65% buy lottery tickets, 43% purchase scratch cards and enjoy betting on sporting events (36%), a new poll has revealed.  YouGov questioned adults in the North West about...

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Former Firefighter relives his service days as his wish to "go on a Fire Engine 1 last time" comes true

A former Firefighter who spent more than 20 years serving the people of Merseyside has had his wish to:- "go on a Fire Engine 1 last time" come true, thanks to...

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Pleasureland's Day Of The Dead 2019 - Part 2

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland's 'Day Of The Dead' was held on 2 November 2019. The event was marking the close of the 2019 season along with Halloween and Bonfire Night. The event started with the 'Bring the Fire Project Skeletons' performing with...

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All ready for the Formby Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

ON Sunday, 24 November 2019, the Formby Christmas Lights will officially be turned on again. We are told that the beloved Frosty the Snowman will also return this year, outside the Formby Pool, on the dropping off area. This year has yet again be funded by local...

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Edge Hill academics share expertise on the global environmental agenda

 

2 academics at Edge Hill University will lead and influence a new global environmental agenda to explore behaviour change in relation to sustainability and climate change. Due to their expertise in the field, Professor Geoff Beattie from the...

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All ready for the Formby Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

ON Sunday, 24 November 2019, the Formby Christmas Lights will officially be turned on again. We are told that the beloved Frosty the Snowman will also return this year, outside the Formby Pool, on the dropping off area. This year has yet again be funded by local...

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Electoral Commission:- 10 most common registration questions answered

THE Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, Ailsa Irvine, has answered the ten most common questions about registering to vote ahead of the 26 November 2019 Deadline. Part of our job here at the Electoral Commission is helping people to...

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What is the speed on the Formby By Pass?

OVER the last few weeks road safety reports have been released and the published reports have shown that A565, or as it is better known, the Formby By Pass, has seen the highest number of collisions involving injuries on Merseyside. This news also comes as we have had locals questioning the speed limits in the area. The residents from Maghull...

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Letters to Editor:- "Posters of personal nature."

"MY wife and I have been noticing posters popping up with people's faces on and writing. At 1st we thought these could be missing people, but on closer inspection they are often posters that are of a personal nature. These posters are badly printed and are very amateurish. Some have been put up..."

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Letter to Editor:- "Phallic pictures on Lord Street."

"I have been spotting all over Lord Street and on back streets, a run of phallic symbols being painted and drawn on the pavements and walls. Annoyingly both these depictions and also Nazi symbol graffiti are getting to be a common sight, in and round..."

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Fireworks light up the River Mersey

THE River of Light returned to Liverpool on with a 9 day festival running from 1 November to 9 November 2019 across Liverpool's waterfront, with the highlight, being on the 3 November, as once again the River Mersey became the stage for Titanium Fireworks, who lit up the sky above the River Mersey. This is our video footage...

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Fireworks lead to questions being asked

ON 5 November 2019 a firework display and bonfire has lead to road users on the B5195 asking questions. The fantastic display, on land that appears to be on Wrights Rose Nurseries, located on the West Lancashire side of...

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Public sector organisations urged to be "at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery"

PUBLIC sector organisations are being urged to be at the:- "forefront of the fight against modern slavery" by taking advantage of new training being offered by the Region's Police Commissioner designed to ensure they are aware of important new changes in the law. Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has arranged the training session to ensure public sector organisations, and those who provide services and goods to them, are aware of upcoming...

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Stroke charity, A Stroke of Luck, announces 1st annual Gala Ball

THE survivor led charity launched in the UK in May 2019 and will host its highly anticipated 1st annual charity Gala Ball on 30 November 2019. The Merseyside based charity has been set up to support the recovery of stroke survivors across the UK using physical rehabilitation through the guidance of fitness and wellbeing professionals.  The inaugural Gala Dinner will take place at Birkenhead School, Merseyside and feature guest speaker Wasps Legend and Former professional rugby player, Peter Scrivener and 2 time stroke survivor, Carole Pyke. The glamorous evening will...

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Letter to the Editor:- "The Lonsdale Trust Wallasey"

"THERE is so much doom and gloom; all that bickering about Brexit, it's nice to hear some pleasant news for a change! The Lonsdale Trust Wallasey Day Care Centre, on Seabank Road, Wallasey, has the capacity to take on more clients. In this homely building people receive high quality care from professionally trained staff. They provide support and day respite for carers who are struggling to cope with relatives who have dementia or other conditions Unlike many similar institutions clients have a good hot meal..."

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Southport Christmas Lights Are Nearly Ready!

LATE at night, a Southport based company, Illumidex UK Ltd have been working hard to get the Town Centre ready for Christmas with a brand new lighting scheme. The Southport Christmas Lights Switch On will take place on Sunday, 17 November 2019. The annual event and the lights are funded by Southport BID levy payers, and brings visitors from throughout the North West Region to see the...

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Childline needs your help as it is shortlisted for major fundraising boost

THE NSPCC has urged the public to take a few moments to support them in an online vote and help fund vital services for young people across the country. Childline has been shortlisted as a potential recipient for the intu Trafford Centre's Fountain Fund; which sees every coin thrown into the waters of the shopping centre's fountains shared between 3 charities. Since the centre opened in 1998, almost ₤1 million has been donated the charities across the North West, with millions of people visiting the Manchester...

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Review:- "Ludovico Einaudi 7 Days Walking Tour - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic"

IF you think men don't cry, you definitely haven't been to a live Ludovico Einaudi's concert. No, before you ask, Einaudi is not a famous Italian sadist. He is indeed the most streamed classical artist of all time, whose hypnotic music touches millions of souls and can easily turn your emotions inside out. 28 October 2019 is the date I had my own therapy! The famous composer brought his 7 Days Walking tour to Liverpool, where, joined by gifted Redi Hasa on cello and masterly Federico Mecozzi on violin, he played tracks from his...

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Liverpool to create new Public Realm Strategy

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed an award winning team of urban designers, landscape architects and planners to develop a Public Realm Strategy that will shape the look and feel of the City for the next 50 years. LDA Design has a strong track record of transforming public realm, having led the design for the public realm and parklands of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. They are now designing the public realm for Stratford Waterfront and London's South Bank. LDA Design is currently working for Liverpool City Council on a Spatial...

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Burning love - Beatles and Elvis Cities strengthen links

MUSICAL links between the Cities that gave birth to The Beatles and Elvis Presley are being strengthened. Memphis has donated a plaque to Liverpool which was unveiled on Mathew Street, in Liverpool, on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 close to the Cavern Club, where the Fab 4 played many gigs and were 1st spotted by Brian Epstein. It is the latest development in a 15 year friendship arrangement between the 2 Cities, which began in 2004 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's 1st record being cut. In 2011...

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