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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-12-15
 


Formby Village Nativity Musical 2018

THE Formby Nativity Play, or we should say Musical, is a much loved event in the local calendar. The free event is hosted each year by Churches Together in Formby Altcar and Hightown, or for short, CTIFAH. This years event, unlike in previous years, was...

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Giants event smashes all records

AN independent report has revealed that the finale of the Giants trilogy is officially the biggest free event EVER to be staged in Liverpool and Wirral. Liverpool's Dream took place from 4 October to 7 October 2018, and brought in 1.3million visitors to the City and Wirral, and generated a massive ₤60.6m...

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Lancashire and South Cumbria set to benefit from investment in NHS services

₤21 million of capital investment from Government for Lancashire and South Cumbria will see the development of an Integrated Acute Mental Health Hub for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is pleased to announce that it will benefit from ₤8.1 million...

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Ambulance appeal:- "Call:- '999' to cancel"

OVER 1 million pounds of public money is wasted every month when Crews from North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust are called out, but find nobody to treat.  Every month there are 1,181 Ambulance responses to locations where no patients are found which costs the NHS ₤171 thousand a month. A further 6,207...

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TSB partners with Metropolitan Police to hunt down fraudsters

TSB's ambition is to roll partnerships like this to regional Police Forces right across the UK to support them in their fight against fraud. TSB has announced a new ₤200,000 partnership with the Metropolitan Police to step up the fight against fraud and hunt down the criminals that sit behind it. Fraud is now 1 of...

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Residents in Merseyside are reminded to watch over the vulnerable as temperatures start to drop

WITH forecasts now predicting colder weather over the festive period, an nPower warmth scheme available to vulnerable residents across England and Wales, including Merseyside, are being encourage to keep an eye on vulnerable friends...

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Special Educational Needs Success

Pictured with the NAS award are Katie Roscoe (Operational Manager of SENISS), Alastair Youdan (Specialist Support Services Team Manager) and Alison Woodburn(Operational Manager of SENISS).

A Liverpool City Council team has become the 1st of its kind in the country to receive national recognition for the level of support it provides for children with autism. The Council's Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service (SENISS) has become the only outreach service to...

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Just under ½ of the Northern population don't visit the dentist, new findings uncover

NEW statistical findings, released in December 2018, have uncovered that 44% of Northern Brits haven't seen a dentist in the last 24 months, despite being encouraged to visit once a year. The North of England set the record for most dental attendances across...

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Tin Can Triumph

PEOPLE in Liverpool have given their all for the Mayor's Hope Fund appeal to help feed people in need this Christmas. The Council threw open the doors of public buildings, libraries, leisure centres and offices for them to be used as collection points for the annual festive foodbank appeal. The call went out for donations of tins, packets, cartons and...

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Cancer Research UK - Christmas Fair - Formby

THE Formby Luncheon Club, on Rosemary Lane often holds parties and fund raising events for local and national charities, and on Saturday, 8 December 2018, they hosted an event for Cancer Research UK. The event had bric a brac, crafts, tombola, book stall and...

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Alcohol interlock schemes should be rolled out across the UK

IN Britain, around 1 in 7 of all road deaths every year involve drink drivers with the most recent Department for Transport statistics revealing that drink driving deaths rose by 20% in 2016 to 240 casualties; the most significant year on year rise for over a decade. Safety campaigners are..

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Southport MP Damien Moore sees how Salvation Army is helping struggling families at Christmas and throughout the year

CONSERVATIVE MP Damien Moore visited Southport Salvation Army, on Friday, 10 December 2018, to see for himself how the church and charity is helping the most vulnerable people in the community through the...

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Women mean business in new networking group

A new networking group is inviting local businesswomen to its 1st meeting at:- The Prince Of Wales, Lord Street Southport, PR8 1JS. The Southport Unique Ladies' group is aimed at helping local business women meet each other and Network. This network is the brainchild of businesswoman Suzy Orr, who, in 2015, decided..

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Cadet's are joining Santa on a march!

HUGH Baird College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) are set to take part in a:- 'Santa March' on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, in order to raise money for the Alder Hey Children's charity. The march will take place along the Cheshire lines footpath, starting at Walton Hall Park and finishing at Alder Hey Children's Hospital...

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Students Celebrate in Style...

IT has been a busy time for the Chefs at StedyChefs Learning Centre, in Fazakerley, Liverpool, who have excelled in their course over the past couple of weeks. Students had not only 1, but 2 Christmas Dinners that were to prepare, cook and serve (before they even think about their own...!

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New images showing a radical revamp to Liverpool's historic Lime Street have been revealed

A series of CGIs depict a major redesign to create a world class:- "gateway experience" that includes a new public square outside Lime Street station and an expanded plateau outside St George's Hall, Liverpool. The scheme is part of a wider ₤45m programme that will transform connectivity and how...

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Mind Games Southport's Readers Offer

ARE you looking for stocking fillers or something different for a Christmas present? Look no further as we might have just the option for you. As the local local independent puzzle shop, Mind Games, located on Hill St, Southport...

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Future of historic canal ship safeguarded by Peel Ports

THE future of 1 of Liverpool's most significant historic vessels has been safeguarded for the next 3 years, thanks to a ₤75,000 donation from Peel Ports. The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) the volunteer group which led the ₤5m...

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Merseyrail dishing out daily advent prizes for commuters in Southport

MERSEYRAIL is bringing some festive cheer to their passengers in Southport this year with an advent calendar competition. Staff...

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Safe as houses

A Liverpool City Council plan to provide people who sleep rough with a 'bricks and mortar' solution to their accommodation issues is getting real results. Since September 2018, the Council's Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI) has taken 51 people off the streets and into accommodation. This includes 34 people who have gone straight into a place of their own. In June 2018, the Council received a ₤280,000 funding boost from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government…

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Local NHS trust produces animation to help beat loneliness

THE Christmas and New Year festive season can be a joyous time for most, celebrated with friends and loved ones. However, many people can be gripped by stress, anxiety and loneliness.   To help people cope with loneliness, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has produced a short animation, with handy tips and advice on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. Nearly a million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas time, especially those age 65 and over, who…

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Over of Southport couples admit rushing into living together to save on costs

MOVING in with a loved 1 is usually a pretty major decision; yes, it will be great to be able to spend more time together, but this has to be weighed up…

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Managing diabetes during Christmas and New Year

HEALTH professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging people with diabetes to take steps to look after their condition whilst still enjoying themselves over the Christmas and New Year period. With the festive season fast approaching, it is by nature an indulgent time with many people happy to eat things they would normally avoid during the rest of the year. Whilst you might want to be aware of what you are eating, having diabetes does not need to stop you from joining in with the festive fun. Erin Foley...

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Highways England helping you get home for Christmas with miles of roadworks lifted

HIGHWAYS England have told us that they are their bit to help people get home for Christmas, as they prepare to lift more than 200 miles of roadworks in time for the festive getaway. To help journeys flow more smoothly and to keep disruption to a minimum, more than 97% of motorways and strategic A-Roads will be roadworks free in time for Christmas, meaning motorists and hauliers alike can get on with last minute shopping and delivery journeys, with as little...

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Real wages still down over ₤100 a week in some parts of the North West

PAY packets are worth over ₤100 a week less in some parts of the North West than in 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC. The analysis shows which local authority areas have suffered the biggest hit to real wages (wages once the cost of living has been taken into account) since the crash. People working in Fylde have the most ground to make up. They are still earning 23% less in real terms than a decade ago; the equivalent of ₤153 a week. The next worst areas are Blackburn and Darwen...

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Universal Credit is now fully operational across the UK

AS the rollout of Universal Credit reaches the last few Jobcentres across the land, the Department for Work and Pensions highlights the changes  and what they mean for people making a claim to the new controversial benefit. Since 12 December 2018, people making a new claim to benefits, at Jobcentres, in the whole of the UK will be able to experience the full advantages of a tailored welfare system.  The party line is that Universal Credit is changing the culture of welfare support nationwide and replaces...

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