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Publication Date:-
2022-06-24

 
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Southport Model Engineering Club - Live Steam Open Day

OVER 18 June and 19 June 2022 the Southport Model Engineering Club hold an open weekend, and offered members of the public a ride around the club's outdoor track, located at the top end of Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR82DA. On show was a fabulous range of locos and even boats on...

 

PCC Emily Spurrell (in red dress) and Chief Executive Sue McTaggart MBE (in black dress).

Police Commissioner appoints permanent Chief Executive

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has announced the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive, following confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel. Emily Spurrell has appointed Sue McTaggart MBE, an experienced leader within Merseyside Police and former Chief Executive, at North...

Liverpool states its intent to host Eurovision....

Should Liverpool host the 2023 EuroVision on behalf of Ukraine?

FOLLOWING the announcement that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest could be held in the UK, Liverpool has officially offered to host the event in solidarity with the Ukraine. The European Broadcast Union has today confirmed it is looking for another location to be home to the competition due to the ongoing war in the Ukraine...

Bill Esterson MP and Formby Councillor Carol Richards visit Woodlands School Council

BILL Esterson MP met some budding politicians when he visited a meeting of the School Council at Woodlands Primary School in Formby. Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, along with new Labour Councillor for Harington Ward Carol...

Former Brookside star urges people to take part in bike ride for dementia research

AN actress and fitness instructor from Merseyside whose dad died with a rare form of dementia is inviting people to join her on a fundraising cycle ride supporting pioneering research. Paula Muldoon has...

 

Merseyside Schools are big winners at national awards

3 prizes have gone to Schools in Merseyside at the Tes Schools Awards,1 of the biggest nights in the UK education calendar which was held on Friday, 17 June 2022. Jack Turner from Everton Free School won the Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, while the whole School won Specialist Provision School of the Year. Meanwhile Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull won the Pupil...

Damien Moore MP brings together over 50 Parliamentarians in support of Drowning Prevention Week

THIS Week, Mr. Moore brought together in Parliament the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) CEO and Charity Director, lifeguards, Olympian Professor Greg Whyte OBE, Paralympian Ellie Robinson MBE, and over 50 other Parliamentarians to discuss...

Liverpool is about to land a major transfer coup

LIVERPOOL is about to land a major transfer coup potentially worth 10's of millions of pounds. No, this is not an exclusive on Jurgen Klopp's next signing! This is about a transfer policy of a different kind.1 that could lead to a grassroots revolution, not on the football pitch, but in the community. Voluntary groups...

Port Sunlight Village blooms with return of road race event

MORE than 1,300 keen runners pulled on their trainers to take part in Port Sunlight Road Race last weekend after a 3 year break. The hotly anticipated event returned on Sunday, 12 June 2022, with runners taking part in 3 events on the day covering 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run for youngsters aged 12 and under. The event was...

 

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Morrisons employs tree advisors to help UK farmers meet planting targets

MORRISONS has employed a team of:- 'Tree Advisors' who will give specialist advice to UK farmers on the best species of trees to plant, where to plant them and how to manage their woodland; to have the best environmental effect without impacting upon their farm business.  The Tree...

Independent bookshop challenges High Street dyslexia exclusion

A leading UK independent bookshop has called out major book publishers for not doing enough to support dyslexic readers. Books on the Hill, located in Clevedon, North Somerset, established the BOTH Press publishing house to fund and produce larger font books aimed at dyslexic readers. The social enterprise was launched in direct response to the absence of...

1st Ever Red Crowned Crane Chick Hatches at WWT Martin Mere Wetlands Centre

EXCITEMENT at WWT Martin Mere as1 of the rarest species of crane successfully hatches for the 1st time. The red-crowned crane, also known as the Japanese crane (Grus japonensis), is1 of the rarest crane species in the wild, and is currently endangered on the International Union for the...

Southport Contemporary Arts Exhibition

NO strangers to the local art's scene, Sefton Artists will be unveiling their latest paintings from 12 July to 30 July 2022, at the ArtHouse, Southport. Regular exhibitors at the Sefton Open, for the last 2 years they have also exhibited as a group in the Landing space at The Atkinson and earlier this year they again...

 

More acts and events added to LIMF line up

THE already packed Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) programme has expanded with more than 60 acts added to the line up. Taking place from Friday, 29 July to Sunday, 31 July 2022, the festival has a new look for 2022 as it becomes a multi venue, City Centre event with the aim of boosting Liverpool's music sector which has suffered as a result of the...

People share memories of The Grand in Southport as historic venue prepares to reopen

THE Grand in Southport is opening its doors this summer after a stunning £3million transformation; and people have been sharing their memories about this landmark building. The beautiful early 20th Century Listed venue is looking forward to celebrating its 100th Anniversary next...

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

Mandela Family to Return to Liverpool

LIVERPOOL is preparing to welcome back the family of revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. The former President's eldest daughter Dr Makaziwe:- 'Maki' Mandela and his granddaughter Tukwini Mandela, are travelling to the City to make their mark on artwork which will form part of the City's permanent Nelson Mandela memorial in Princes Park. The completed...

LMA's aspiring filmmakers get a taste of Hollywood

FUTURE filmmakers, studying at LMA; the media, music and performing arts institution co-owned by Robbie Williams; will have access to top class training based on the latest Hollywood post production tools as part of a new collaboration. The University, which has campuses in...

 

CCGs in Sefton shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are delighted to announce that its medicines management team has been shortlisted for the Improving Safety in Medicines Management Award at this year's HSJ Patient Safety Awards, recognising their...

Dobbies' Little Seedlings go green this summer - Free sustainable workshops in Southport store

DOBBIES Garden Centre, in Southport, is set to host a series of workshops, this summer, for its Little Seedlings Club. Magnificent Microgreens will take place on Sunday, 3 July 2022, and back for 2022 is Dobbies' Summer Holiday Club sessions, perfect for keeping...

Female engineers in Liverpool City Region transformed into eco-innovators through University collaborations

WOMEN led engineering businesses in Liverpool City Region are benefiting from a programme which enables academia industry collaboration to create innovative low carbon goods, processes and services. Autentica Parts, based in...

Free event:- 'Makes' a comeback!

THE UK's largest free:- 'Maker' community festival is returning to Liverpool Central Library. Taking place from 9am to 5pm, on Saturday, 2 July 2022, Liverpool MakeFest is an annual 1 day art, science, digital and technology fusion festival that takes place throughout the library. It includes:- exhibitions, demonstrations, debates, workshops, and hands on...

 

Sound City Satellite presents a brand new initiative in collaboration with the Merseyside Music Education Hub Alliance…

SSOUND City Satellite takes the award winning Sound City model to each area of the...

New Far Away Land Festival roars into Victoria Park in Southport this July

VICTORIA Park in Southport will be transformed into a magical fairytale village as the Far Away Land family festival rolls into town! The event takes place on Saturday, 2 July 2022 and Sunday, 3 July 2022 with a huge array of entertainment for children (and adults!) of all ages...

Southport Comedy Festival announces a new associate sponsor Halliwell Jones BMW for 2022

THE Southport Comedy Festival are delighted to announce that Halliwell Jones BMW will be the associate sponsor for this year's festival. Now in its 11th year this exciting event brings some of the best stand up comedians from the world of comedy. Taking place from,..

Hugh Baird College launches:- 'Employer Stakeholder Pledge'

HUGH Baird College has launched its exciting:- 'Employer Stakeholder Pledge,' aimed at strengthening industry links and engaging with employers to help meet Regional skills priorities and support student progression. The Employer Stakeholder Pledge will place employers at the heart of the College by providing its...

 

Family friendly wildlife cruise on the Mersey with bird spotting bingo, crafts and snacks

PERFECT for families looking for a little something different to entertain the kids, the Bird Watching and Wildlife Cruise returns hosted by Mersey Ferries and the RSPB. Taking place on Saturday, 16 July 2022, and Sunday, 11 September 2022, the cruises will set sail along the River Mersey and out into Liverpool Bay giving passengers the opportunity to witness some...

Fab4 projects short listed for prestigious awards

4 innovative and cutting-edge patient safety initiatives at a local NHS Trust have been short listed for HSJ Patient Safety Awards. Carried out by staff and volunteers at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), each of the initiatives seek to improve...

Jollyes, the Pet People, lines up fun packed opening for new Southport store

JOLLYES, the nationwide pet retailer, named the manager for its new Southport store as it prepares for the official opening with a fun packed line up of events. The new...

Southport artist launches fundraising appeal for new illustrated book

A talented local artist has launched an ambitious project called:- 'Southport Illustrated.' It looks to create a very special hand illustrated book featuring famous buildings from the scenic seaside resort both past and present. Ruth Spillane is...

 

Don't miss the historic 100th Ainsdale Summer Show

ARE you going to the 100th Ainsdale Summer Show that is due to be held on Saturday, 2 July 2022, on the Village Green?  This historic event was postponed due to Covid19 and the organizers are now eager to put it on and are all set to welcome everyone back. This years event has a good range of floral delights on display...

   

Hospice in need of supporters to take on abseil challenge

ST. Joseph's Hospice is asking for support from anyone who would like to take on an adrenaline fueled challenge in the heart of Liverpool this summer. On Saturday, 23 July 2022, a team of hospice supporters will abseil 150ft down the great west door of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral to raise valuable funds for the Hospice. 1 of last year's participants, Angela Lund...

Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2022 - Part 2 of 3

THE longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe since 2002, the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament took place over 16 June to 18 June 2022, at the Aigburth Cricket Ground.  The event was well attended this year and delivered some very good action on the courts. In...

How to turn your child into a bookworm this summer

IS your youngster a reluctant reader? Despite tempting them with every type of book, do they still only read when they:- 'have' to at School and not for pleasure? Former primary School Teacher Emma Shingleton of education resource experts PlanBee shares some great tips for the summer holidays The long summer holidays are an ideal time to work with your...

 

Conservative MP Damien Moore takes part in discussion on:- "A Northern Skills Base for the Future."

LOCAL Conservative MP Damien Moore has argued for the role that strengthening transport infrastructure plays in creating more highly-skilled...

Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day 2022

ON Sunday, 19 June 2022, Churchtown, Southport, played host to the Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day, that took place between 10am to 4pm, with lots of amazing things to do, see and even eat. The event was hosted by Lindsay Fiona...

Construction bosses urged to take employee mental health more seriously

AS part of its Building Minds campaign, health and safety expert Citation, is urging bosses in the construction industry to take employee mental health more seriously as the mental health crisis in the sector continues to worsen. The construction sector has some of the worst rates of mental health than any other sector in the UK, with men in the industry 3 times more likely to die from...

Unfunded National Living Wage increases would risk local services and jobs

IN the Spring Statement, the Government reiterated its target for the NLW to reach 2 thirds of median earnings by 2024. The most recent forecasts published by the Low Pay Commission indicate that the NLW could increase by almost 20% in the next 2 years. The LGA said bringing the pay of the lowest paid Council staff in line with these forecasts would cost almost £400 million. The true cost is likely..

 

'Look out for Laura' plea as new statistics reveal 134% increase in road incidents with horses in the North West of England

THE British Horse Society (BHS) is urging drivers to humanise horse riders after it released new statistics revealing that a total of 337 incidents in the North West of England were reported to the charity during 2021. Overall...

Environment Secretary to meet with Southport's food and drink businesses

THE Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, George Eustice MP, has this week pledged to meet with Southport's food and drink businesses following an invitation from local MP Damien Moore. At Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs questions in....

Overwhelming vote for strike action over low pay at Hugh Baird College

THE University and College Union (UCU) called on Hugh Baird College in Merseyside to increase its 1% pay offer after staff overwhelmingly voted for strike action. Unless management makes an improved offer UCU said it will strike during key dates early in the next academic year. Over...

Mersey NHS Care Trust Specialist Perinatal Services now offering DadPad App

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust's Specialist Perinatal Service is marking International Father's Mental Health Awareness Day by supporting a new app for dads across Cheshire and Merseyside. The DadPad app is an easy to use, freely downloadable resource for...

 

Support for contact between adopted children and birth family not fit for purpose, report finds

SUPPORT for adopted children, young people and adults wanting to establish and maintain relationships with birth relatives is not fit for purpose and requires radical improvement, a new report reveals today. The Adoption...

Getting our trains back on track must be the priority, but why does this Government not seem to understand that?

SEFTON Central MP and Shadow Minster for Business and Industry Bill Esterson MP on Monday asked the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP why he hasn't taken appropriate action to...

Damien Moore MP slams rail strikes as:- "a kick in the teeth to hardworking people."

DAMIEN Moore, Member of Parliament for Southport, has slammed rail union bosses for pushing for industrial action. The strikes, supported by Labour MPs and Councillors, including:- those in Southport and Sefton, will grind the country to a standstill this...

NHS patients to have access to next generation of mRNA vaccines and treatments

NHS patients will have access to the next generation of vaccines and treatments following an agreement between the Government and Moderna to build a state of the art manufacturing and research and development...

 

Survivors share views on PCC's plan to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

VICTIMS and survivors of violence have shared their views with Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner on plans to tackle VAWG across the Region. Emily Spurrell hosted 2 focus groups to listen to the views of those who...

 

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