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2020-02-23
 

School competition set to ignite Liverpool children's interest in space and robotics

THE online educational publisher Twinkl and the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK RAS Network), have launched a National School Robot Competition for 2020 and are encouraging Schools from Liverpool to get involved. Designed to inspire children to take an interest in robotics from a young age, the competition challenges School groups to create robots using a free app or online. The robots must be able to...

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Reminder Andy Briggs is to do talk at Southport's Bijou

AUTHOR and filmmaker, Andy Briggs is set to host special events in Southport's new arts cinema on 1 March 2020, from 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm. The event will see him talking about his career and also providing information about what it is like...

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The search is on for the next Miss Liverpool City Region

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WOULD you like to become the next Miss Liverpool City Region? The Miss England Competition are getting ready to start the search for the next Miss Liverpool City Region. They are looking for young women who can be role models and show the area in a good light. Should you win the title, it is...

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6 Figure Technology Investment Provides Enhanced Service to Merseyside Pet Owners

PET owners in Merseyside are to benefit from a ₤150,000 investment in a new, state of the art CT scanner, at Medivet 24 Hour Alder. Based on Eaton Road, the West Derby emergency...

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Fancy seeing you here

DESPITE what felt like the 2nd Flood on Tuesday evening, the torrential downpours certainly did not dampen the spirits of the attendees at the ArtHouse Private View on Tuesday night...

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Bridge the Gap busting myths to increase diversity

BUSINESSES in the Merseyside region came together with blind and partially sighted people to find out how they could increase the number of visually impaired people in the workforce. The Bridge the Gap event challenged old myths around employing blind and partially sighted people and...

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The Joshua Centre and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral hire the Message Bus

THIS is a fantastic project taking place. St Andrews Church, Queens Drive, Clubmoor, Liverpool, where they have been granted funding from The Joshua Centre and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to hire the Message Bus for 12 weeks. The aim is to engage with young people aged 11 years to...

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Liverpool is most security conscious place to live

LIVERPOOL is the is 1 of the largest Metropolitan areas in the UK and the 4th most deprived Local Authority  in the Country, behind Blackpool, Manchester and nearby Knowsley, but despite what many think, Liverpool still 1 of the safest Metropolitan areas within the UK!  Not surprisingly, according to Ebuyer, Liverpool is...

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Local home care business wins prestigious award

CAREMARK (Sefton), a leading home care provider and part of the Caremark Limited national franchise network, has scooped the company's prestigious North West Regional Award. Caremark Sefton's franchisee, David Richards, who established the...

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Housing Secretary confirms new support for survivors of domestic violence in the North West

THE 'Novel Coronavirus' (COVID-19) is a new strain of Coronavirus 1st identified in Wuhan City, China and ever since has been dominating headlines all around the World. In the UK, Public Health England says it is ready to tackle the virus, but people are getting increasingly worried about the idea of a Pandemic.  On 10 February 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced strengthened legal powers to protect public health.  Since the start of the outbreak the UK became 1 of the 1st countries outside...

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Nominate your Football Club's Unsung Hero to win a New Team Strip

JUNIOR football clubs in Southport are being offered the chance to score a brand new strip, Courtesy of Local business, Recognition Express. For the 4th year running, Southport based Recognition Express has launched a competition for Under 16's...

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Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal in Southport

MARIE Curie, the UK's leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Southport to give just 2 hours of their time to hand out the charity's iconic daffodil pins, in return for...

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Worrying number of people delay going to the Doctors

 

A recent survey by Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA) revealed that a worrying number of people in the UK would put off going to the Doctors for reasons such as being embarrassed or not having enough time. Even when experiencing Jaundice, a life threatening condition, only 61% of people would go to the GP. The survey showed that that 27% of people...

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Hospice draws help from homebuilder

Caption: Redrow’s Yvonne Gaskill helps Anita Johnson and Joan Jones measure up for new blinds for The Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool

THE Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, has received a donation from Redrow's Allerton Community Fund to help make cosmetic improvements to its patient and visitor areas. The Hospice, on Speke Road in Woolton, cares for around 1,200 patients and their families each year providing...

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Employees letting injuries at work go because they are concerned about potential backlash

EMPLYEES injured at work are choosing not to take action against their employer because they are concerned it might lead to their dismissal, according to a leading solicitor. James Barker, head of personal injury at...

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Get Creative with University Level courses at the Hugh Baird University Centre

IF you are wanting a career in the creative industries or are looking to expand on your creativity, the Hugh Baird University Centre have the courses for you. The Hugh Baird University Centre (HBUC) offers a range of creative degree level courses, all approved by the...

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Starkids Party and Frozen at Southport Bijou

THE Southport Bijou Cinema, located in Post Office, on Friday, 21 February 2020, held a special screening of the kids' classic Frozen. Those attending also got to meet characters from the film, played by Southport's Star Kids...

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Taxi team's results are driven by public safety

On Patrol: Licensing Enforcement officers at work in the City centre.

LICENSING Enforcement Officers in Liverpool took action against more than 1,400 Taxi and Private Hire Drivers in 2019, Council figures show. End of year numbers for the Council's Licensing Enforcement Team show that offences committed included:- driving without insurance and charging too much for fares...

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Mental Health Helpline Rated Highly

AN innovative new service which aims to help people suffering from mental health problems has received outstanding feedback from people using it. The well being and mental health helpline's texting service, established by Lancashire and South Cumbria...

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Merseyside breakfast clubs could grab a grand

MERSEYSIDE Schools could receive a ₤1000 boost from Kellogg's. The grants will help breakfast clubs give pupils the best start to the day. Schools can apply now, online.  The Kellogg's Breakfast Club programme has opened grant applications for Schools that need funding, helping to provide breakfast to children in communities that need it the most. The funding has been enabled by a new range of cereals called:- 'W.K. Kellogg' that donates 10p to good causes for every pack sold. The range includes new W.K......

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Head Matter Festival of Happiness - Open Day

TO mark Brain Awareness Week The Brain Charity will throw open its doors from 10.30am to 4pm, on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 to welcome anyone affected by a neurological condition, along with the wider community, for their big:- 'Head Matters' open day. This year the Charity is especially excited to welcome international theatre ensemble:- 'Teatro Pomodoro' to Head Matters; they will be running a free comedy workshop called:- 'Clown Kills Frown.' Famous Comedian Lawrence Clarke will be performing at this year's Head Matters too. Laurence was born with cerebral palsy and uses his...

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Housing Secretary confirms new support for survivors of domestic violence in the North West

COUNCILS across the North West are being given a boost to provide essential, life saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed. Councils across the North West will share over ₤2.1m, helping survivors access the help they need as they move towards a safe future, free from domestic abuse. The new funding will enable victims and their children to stay safe, recover from the trauma, and access safe permanent re-housing where...

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Force to accelerate recruitment drive for 500 new Officers

MERSEYSIDE Police will accelerate their recruitment drive to bring 500 new Officers into training over the 2021, more than double the Government's target. This means the Force will have nearly 4,000 Officers by...

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Child sexual abuse far more widespread than people believe, says Barnardo's

PEOPLE in the North West underestimate how widespread child sexual abuse is, according to a new survey by Barnardo's, as the charity launches a campaign to highlight how vulnerable children are slipping through the cracks. 50% of respondents in the North West underestimated the prevalence of abuse while 21% weren't able to guess a figure...

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