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2019-04-20
 

 

 

Happy Easter to all our Readers...
"Easter is a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."
 

Formby's Easter Walk of Witness and Passion Play 2019

CHURCHES Together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown (CTFAH), have once again produced their annual event on Good Friday, 19 April 2019.   After the Walk of Witness, that went thought the Village Centre, the group gathered for the Passion Play. This year it was introduced by David Swannick of Churches Together, and with reflection and...

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Joining forces to save lives

Lifesaver: Liverpool City Council Licensing Officer Aziz Musa, Mark King of the Oliver King Foundation and city council training officer Karl Lloyd with the new defibrillators.

LICENSING officers with Liverpool City Council could soon become real lifesavers thanks to a new initiative that will see them offer vital 1st Aid in a medical emergency. The team...

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British Gymnastics Championship Series is coming to M&S Bank Arena on 25 July to 28 July 2019

4 days, four championships, four amazing gymnastics disciplines!

4 days of non-stop gymnastics action is on offer showcasing the amazing skill of Britain's best gymnasts and the diversity of our spectacular sport...

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BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K - New Female Course Record Set
Photographs with thanks to Paul Francis Cooper.

ALMOST 2,200 participants pulled on their running shoes to complete the BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K - and a new female...

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Warning about fake penalty charge notices

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PEOPLES email boxes are becoming even more riddled by the day with bogus emails and it is increasingly almost impossible to tell they're fake.   This week we have been alerted to a surge in fake penalty charge notices being emailed out to...

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Ambulance Service encourages people to plan ahead of Easter Bank and May Bank Holiday

WITH the long weekend on the horizon, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people to plan ahead of the Easter Bank Holidays by stocking up on essential medication.  NWAS is expecting a 31% increase in calls to its NHS:-  111 service over the bank holiday weekend...

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Hop to the Dock to see Liverpool's Largest Chocolate Egg



THIS
Easter weekend, visitors can head to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, until 22 April 2019, to marvel at Liverpool's largest chocolate Easter Egg, and take part in the:- 'Guess the Weight' competition to be in...

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Cheers! Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool makes a welcome return to the waterfront
Photos by Ioan Said Photography and  Ed Schofield

LIVERPOOL is gearing up for a 'corking' weekend as the City prepares for the return of the award winning Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool, the same weekend as River Festival Liverpool. The event; which made its debut in 2018; will be back on the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront...

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Liverpool City Region business owner appointed to FSB board

THE owner of a family run engineering firm in Liverpool City Region has been re-elected to the Board of Directors at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The results of FSB's volunteer elections were announced at the organisation's Annual General Meeting, that was held on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, with Alexis Lay reappointed to the position of Director. Alexis 1st joined FSB in 1993 when she and her husband Norman owned a fish and chip shop in North Wales. She now runs a family...

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Lego Building Competition Winners

OVER the last few weeks we have been working with Brick Craft, who are based within Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Southport, to run a competition for young people aged from 5 to 16.  The best models are now on show within the Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, until to Sunday, 28 April 2019.  We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 3 categories are:-   also second place in each of the 3 categories are....

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Letter to the Editor:- "Fly Tipping on Hougoumont Ave Waterloo."

"I have found lots of rubbish being dumped that is a real health hazard to residents and visitors to the area, on Hougoumont Ave in Waterloo. These bags and other rubbish in the area are in a location that is used by local residents and their children. It has been..."

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Liverpool residents take poll position

NEARLY 5,000 new Liverpool residents have answered the call to action by registering to vote in the upcoming local elections. Over the past few weeks, the council has been raising awareness about voter registration in readiness for the elections on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Sadly if you have...

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Team Matalan take on the London Marathon for children's charity

Kendal Keane (left) and Chloe Wade at Matalan head office.

13 team members from Matalan's headquarters in Knowsley will be taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon, for children's charity the NSPCC. The group, who all live in...

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Stolen cars and parts seized at industrial unit in Aintree

MERSEYSIDE Police have raided a warehouse on an industrial estate, on Sugar Street, Aintree, on Monday, 15 April 2019, as part of an ongoing investigation into car thefts. We are told that this follows on from them receiving a report on New...

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Liverpool landmark celebrates St George's Day

Wonderful window - Visitors will be able to stand next to the beautiful stained glass window in the Great Hall

1 of Liverpool's architectural gems is marking St George's Day, Tuesday, 23 April 2019, by opening up an off limits area to visitors. Guided tours of St George's Hall will...

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Luke Daniels - Kaleidoscope Music Memes

IMAGINE being able to create and share your own music from the same pool of audio clips as professional performers ahead of a live concert, helping them construct their final...

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Britain's Got Talent Singer Sean Ryder Wolf has performed at Revitalise Sandpipers
Photos by:- VAMPHire.com.

SEAN Ryder Wolf, member of Britain's Got Talent's Jack Pack was in Southport on Sunday, 14 April 2019, to perform to a VIP audience of guests at Revitalise Sandpipers. Revitalise is a...

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Chemotherapy nurses honoured for pioneering community service

NURSES from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre are in the running for a high profile award recognising an innovative treatment service. Clatterbridge...

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David Mach's '2 Twisted' art installation opens at Chester Cathedral

Renowned artist David Mach has created a brand-new art installation at Chester Cathedral.

A pair of Triumph convertible cars, 2 giant shipping containers and tonnes of newsprint are the key elements of the sculptor's latest work, which is open, to the public, until 20 May 2019. The exhibition is free to enter attraction during normal Cathedral opening...

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Local paraglider killed in a crash has been named

THE paraglider killed in a crash near to the Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been named Andy Walkden. We are told that he is from Southport and had only recently rediscovered his passion for paragliding. His daughter Kayleigh Worthington and son Aaron Walkden have both told the media that they felt like they were "in a dream" and that it was the most "horrendous time" in their lives, since being given the horrific news. Messages of support and also tributes have been flooding in to the family of the popular 54 year old, pilot and instructor...

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Birdsong single set to soar into charts

TO highlight the crisis that nature is facing and the loss of over 40 million wild birds from the UK, in just ½ a century, The RSPB is releasing a specially created track of birdsong titled:- 'Let Nature Sing.' The single contains some of the most recognisable birdsongs that we used to enjoy, but that are on their way to disappearing forever. A compilation of beautiful sound recordings of birds with powerful conservation stories including the cuckoo, curlew, nightingale, crane and turtle dove who form part of the dawn chorus choir. The charity is calling on the public to download...

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Support available for people to stress less!

STRESS Awareness Month is held every year, throughout April, in order to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for modern stress. As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, health professionals from Lancashire Care are encouraging people who are experiencing high levels of stress to get in touch. A number of factors in all our lives can cause us to get stressed from time to time; the most common being our finances, relationships and work. Stress may also be caused by major life events such as a bereavement or...

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Lord Street's decretive lights are eliminated again in time for Easter

OVER the last few weeks Southport's decorative lighting, or 'Christmas Lights' down the historic main road, Lord Street have been having major work being done to them. Sadly, after being installed a few years back, vandalism and wear and tear, along with storm damage has caused much of the lighting system to fail. Replacing the damaged sections and getting them working again has been a massive task for a local Southport firm, IllumiDex UK Ltd. Both Jan and Steve Clayton, have been working hard, along with their team, to...

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Inspirational event for care providers returning to Liverpool

THE Care Roadshows, the leading event tailored to the care sector, is set to return to Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, on 14 May 2019. This year's free event promises an interactive and hands on experience for visitors, along with informative seminars brought to you by experts in their fields. The CPD seminar programme will be kicked off by Jonathan Cunningham, who will present his 5 stage plan for achieving an Outstanding rating, based on his own experience as Owner of Rosebank Care Home, which followed the same...

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Over 70% of adults in the North West want social networks to face criminal sanctions if they fail to keep children safe

¾ of British adults agree that tech companies and their directors should face criminal sanctions for failures to keep children safe on their sites, a new NSPCC survey has revealed. These figures come just days after the Government released its Online Harms White Paper, which proposed introducing an independent regulator to enforce a legal duty of care on tech companies to keep users...

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Can you help Police investigating suspected arson of van in Formby

MERSEYSIDE Police have issued a request for help following the suspected arson of a van, in Formby, on Monday, 15 April 2019, at around 10:30 pm. We are told that the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Liverpool Road, to the rear of the Royal Hotel, to reports of a Vauxhall Vivaro van on fire. The fire was extinguished by and investigators believed it was started deliberately. Nobody was in the vehicle, but a man in the area was treated for smoke inhalation by North West...

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Nearly 95% are against the controversial Year 2 and Year 6 tests

OVER 95% of Teachers and Teaching Assistants believe that young children are becoming increasingly stressed by SATs, the Government tests pupils must take in both Year 2 and Year 6 of Primary School. Among the disturbing responses to the stress of the tests seen frequently by the hundreds of Teachers surveyed were:- children feeling sick, not wanting to come to School, being teary, anxious, having problems sleeping, headaches, bed wetting, and displaying emotional outbursts, negative changes...

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Dangerous parking along the Coastal Road

THE Coastal Road is the main transport route connecting for Southport to the Formby Bypass, and on into Liverpool. This road is not only is the surrounded on either side by a highly protected sand dune system, but also it...

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Next of kin appeal for the family of Norman Threlfall

THE Liverpool Coroner's Office have issued an appeal to trace the next of kin of Norman Threlfall, who passed away aged 70, on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, at his home address in Signal Works Road, Fazakerley. Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Norman's death. Next of kin are asked to contact Coroner Investigation Officer, Paula White on:- 0151 233 0126 or send her an email as a matter of urgency...

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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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