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Publication Date:-
2019-05-18
 

It was 'Madness' at Aintree Race Course on Friday Night!

IT'S 1 of the world's most famous racecourses, Aintree and on 19 May 2018, the historic sporting venue was a sea of red and gold Fez hats as after the evenings racing finished, it was then 'Madness.' Despite a slight nip in the air and the threat of rain, this did not put off most of the race goers to stop and watch a fantastic performance by 1 of the nation's most successful bands in the history of British pop culture...

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You are invited to the RSPCA's '1 Fun Day' in Southport

THE RSPCA in Southport are launching a brand new event called:- '1 Fun Day.' This event will be held at the RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk and District Branch, The Animal Centre, New Cut Lane, Southport, Merseyside...

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Local children and young people's mental health inpatient unit wins national award

CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP) ₤14m mental health unit for children and young people has won a prestigious national...

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North West Air Ambulance 20th birthday celebrations take off with tea!

BwtC 2019 cakes, cups in hand and crew

TIME to brew up! In celebration of its 20th Birthday in May 2019, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is asking you, the..

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Water spectacular for River Festival is 'fin'tastic!

A humpback whale will make an appearance at the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool...

THE team responsible for the festival's artistic programme - Changing Tides - has commissioned:- 'Whale Song'  that will be a visually stunning water, sound and light show...

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Liverpool events team is UK's No.1

Last October's Giant spectacular attracted 1.3million visitors to Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Council's Culture Team has been named the UK's TOP event organiser; and 15th in the world overall. The Eventex Awards; the most esteemed accolade in the events industry; have released its annual All Stars Index featuring the top...

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1st YT Golf Day at Formby Hall Hotel raises over ₤15,000 for charity

RICK Shiels, the world's most watched online golf personality, hails the 1st YT Golf Day held at Formby Hall Hotel on Monday a resounding success. Rick and the Hotel team welcomed 44 of golf's most popular content...

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67% of Parents in the North West say Swimming is the Most Important Sport

Annie and her family

THE leading educational charity dedicated to the teaching of swimming and lifesaving skills, to promote the importance of learning to swim and water safety...

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Liverpool appoints TV star as its 1st "cycling champion"

Riding High - TV Actor/Presenter Simon O'Brien says Liverpool is "a cycling heaven" waiting to happen.

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O'Brien to be its 1st cycling champion. Simon, who 1st rose to fame as as Damon Grant and has...

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The Scotch Piper Car Club have you been to it?

LESS than a week after Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launched a debate WITHIN the grounds of the The Scotch Piper the oldest pub in both historic Lancashire and within Merseyside, dating back to 1320, on offer are a range of very interesting weekly events (Mondays), including a Vintage, Classic and Sports Car Meet...

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Swim the Channel for Heart Research UK without a single mouthful of seawater

FOLLOW in the footsteps of David Walliams and take on the English Channel for Heart Research UK, all from the comfort of your local pool. Forget dodging tankers and battling currents, this year Heart Research UK are asking you to take on their:- 'Swim the Channel Challenge,' and conquer...

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Local health trust inspires Nurses of the future

Freya Rawney and Alison Reed

PEOPLE from all over Cheshire and Wirral came along to Cheshire Oaks, on Sunday 12 May 2019, to celebrate International Nurses Day. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) marked the day by hosting...

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Inspiring women win awards

REMARKABLE women have been honoured at a Regional awards ceremony celebrating females who have been inspirational in their achievements. The Inspiring Women Awards have been running for almost 30 years and recognise role models in business...

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Free event for anyone touched by dementia

RUNNING over Dementia Action Week, Southport residents are being invited to attend a free dementia hub event, hosted by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), Merseyside Fire and Rescue along with the Mersey Care NHS Trust. This event...

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In a typical primary School class in England, 3 children will have a mental health disorder

Former teacher Catherine Lynch of PlanBee crunches the data

MENTAL Health Awareness Week is a fitting moment to examine the incidence of mental health disorders among children. But beware: the figures are scary. Data on mental health was collected by the NHS in 1999, 2004 and 2017 and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of children with mental health disorders continues to rise. In a typical primary School...

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Celebrating our staff at the time of Florence Nightingale's Birthday

'INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day' (12 May 2019), 'International Midwives Day' (5 May) and 'National Operating Department Practitioners Day' (14 May) have given staff at Southport...

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Your Ambulance Service wants to hear from you!

LOOKING to hear views from both public and patients, North West Ambulance Service is recruiting volunteers to join a panel of voices to gain insight and feedback from the people that matter the most; their community. The Public and Patient Panel will allow the trust to make sure that they hear what their public think and act upon their views with the feedback...

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Are rural road speed limits safe?

ROAD safety campaigners are calling for a review of speed limits on rural single carriageway roads as a report is released revealing that drivers don't feel safe travelling at the default 60mph speed limit. The report, by Brake, the road safety charity and Direct Line and based on a survey of more...

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Leading Live Music Agency Announces Auditions for Local Bands

ALIVE Network, the UK's most successful live music agency, behind the UK's biggest private event bands, have announced auditions, in Manchester. Aimed at local cover bands and original artists, the agency hopes to...

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LMA launches scholarship scheme for budding young stars

TALENTED youngsters dreaming of success on stage or screen will have the chance to land a special scholarship to hone their skills at LMA. For the 2nd year running, the Liverpool based University...

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Calling all young musicians and singers

Photo: Current champion Victoria Woodier receiving her prize from Whittakers Lorna Brown

IF you love playing an instrument or singing, and are between 8 and 18 years old, you could become this year's:- 'Southport Young Musician of the Year.' Trinity Arts, who organise the event...

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Sun Shines As 1,300 'Run For The 96'  In Stanley Park
Photographs with thanks to Paul Francis Cooper.

RFT96 2019 Robbie Fowler Margaret Aspinall Ian Rush

RED and blues came together at the weekend to wear purple and take part in this year's 'Run For The 96'  5K to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy...

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Southport Festival 2019 - Part 2

THE Southport Festival was held over 10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019 within and around a wide range of Town Centre's venues and open spaces. These photos are of some of the events activities taken on Sunday, and a selection of readers photos snapped on...

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Damian Moor MP to open the debate into giving immunity for soldiers who served in Northern Irelands

ON Monday, 20 May 2019, MPs will debate a petition urging the Government to not prosecute the military for its work in Northern Ireland. Southport MP Damien...

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Battle of the Atlantic heroes honoured with plaque

Liverpool marks Merchant Navy Day in 2017

A permanent memorial to the Merchant Navy heroes of the Battle of the Atlantic will be unveiled tomorrow by the Lord Mayor, at Liverpool Town Hall. A plaque bearing the names of some of the 3,500 vessels that were lost from the merchant fleet will now...

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Rewriting futures with Foster Care Fortnight

Bianca Pagan: being fostered transformed her life.

HOW a Liverpool teenager's life was transformed by her foster family at the age of 16 is the subject of a 2 minute film in a new campaign to promote foster carers. Bianca, now 19, is about to embark on a University...

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Sedgemoor Hub, in Norris Green, which specialises in caring for people living with dementia

PEOPLE in Liverpool can find out more about dementia at special sessions being held as part of:- 'Dementia Action Week 2019.' To be hosted at Sedgemoor Hub, Liverpool City Council's specialist dementia centre, 2 drop in sessions are running on...

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Merseyside's Police Commissioner announces new public health approach to tackling serious violence

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has announced her intention to establish a new Violence Reduction Partnership made up of specialists in L0 Police, Health and...

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Queenscourt Hospice's 12th Star Trek Walk

ON Friday, 17 May 2019 the local charity, Queenscourt Hospice, who provide support for the patients with serious terminal illnesses within West Lancs, and Sefton (Southport and Formby) once again held it's annual sponsored 8.5 mile (10k) night time...

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Southport Sailing Club's members have been 'Pushing The Boat Out.'

THE Southport Sailing Club sails every Wednesday and Friday evenings, throughout the summer months and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays most months, but Sunday, 12 May 2019, on...

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Liverpool Light Night 2019 "Ritual" did you go?
Photos by L Trollope.

FRIDAY, 17 May, saw the return of Light Night Liverpool, this time entitled:- "Ritual." This was its 10th Anniversary and included many extras to the many previous year’s happenings. With over 100 organisations took part is this mostly free festival, usual, most of the City Centre major...

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Prescot Festival Invites People to Play Their Part

A Merseyside arts festival is keen for audiences to be at the heart of the action, that takes place in June 2019. As well as showcasing performers and artists from across the North West Region, the 10 day Prescot Festival always provides plenty of chances for people to get involved. On Saturday, 22 June 2019, sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are invited to 'Come & Sing' Vivaldi's enduringly popular:- 'Gloria,' with the Prescot Festival Chorus. The esteemed James Luxton, of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, will conduct, and in the 2nd ½ of the evening...

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72% suffer mental health issues following accidental injury

THE devastating effect which an accidental injury can have on a sufferer's mental health has been revealed in a new study. More than 1,000 people who had been injured in accidents which weren't their fault; including:- road accidents and accidents in the workplace; were questioned for the National Accident Helpline Research. The findings have been revealed to coincide with:- 'Mental Health Awareness Week,'  that took place over 13 May to 19 May 2019. 72% said they had struggled with mental health issues as a result of their accident. For those...

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7 out of 10 people feel overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes

NEW research from Diabetes UK has found that 7 out of 10 people feel overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes, significantly affecting their mental and physical health. The survey of more than 2,000 adults with Type 1, Type 2 and other types of diabetes from across the UK shows that the majority of those who feel overwhelmed say that this affects how well they can manage the condition. In order to explore the links between mental health and diabetes the charity collected extensive insights from...

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Advance Notice - Armed Forces Day 2019

THE Southport Armed Forces Day take place on Sunday, 30 June 2019, on the Town Hall Gardens, Lord street. The event will be honouring Brittan's Armed Forces, Past, Present and Future. The day will start at 10am with a Drumhead Service, followed by a Parade from Chapel Street. Weather permitting their will be a fly past from the Battle of Brittan Memorial Flight Dakota, also on show on the gardens will be a full size replica WW1 Sopwith Camel Biplane. A vintage live music performance will also be given by the George Formby Society and...

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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