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Publication Date:-
2019-10-20
 

Southport's Bijou Cinema is now Open!

SOUTHPORT'S Bijou Cinema will be showing Matinees and Evening Showings of classics old and new films. It opened on 19 October 2019, to a full house, with the classic 1975 film:- 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.' Upon arrival, the venue's customers got a surprise as local Fire Performer, Aharon Sugden light up Post Office Avenue....

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Merseyrail Strikes Update

ON 16 October 2019 the RMT Union's National Executive Committee gave its endorsement to the latest proposal which is a key step to resolving this long running industrial dispute. As part of this decision the RMT...

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Flash Gordon director spills the beans on chances of a sequel

"GETTING here was like the end of Flash Gordon because the car didn't turn up!" Mike Hodges...

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Trip the light fantastic for River of Light
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Nunzio Prenna...

FANTASTIC news... Details have been unveiled about the 'FREE' installations lighting up Liverpool City Centre for this year's River of Light Festival. As part of...

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Ambulance service volunteers celebrate 20 years

MARKING 20 years of community first responders (CFR's) across the Region, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) held a full day celebration event on Saturday...

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Volunteers needed to help boost reading confidence and enjoyment in Southport

A national reading charity is urgently calling on volunteers to help bring the magic of books to Primary School children in Southport.

ONCE trained and placed in a School by the charity Coram Beanstalk, reading helpers (volunteers) will support children aged 5 to 13 through weekly...

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Help Get Rachel Back Home

RACHEL and Paul Cunningham, of Aintree Village in Liverpool, have been awarded ₤1,000 by the Pavers Foundation, the employee led charitable trust created by family owned shoe retailer Pavers Shoes. Bev Gavan, Store Manager at Pavers in Southport, applied through the Foundation's...

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Consultation to begin on Mersey music master plan

Feedback - The public are being asked for their views on proposals to improve the appeal of Liverpool’s world famous Mathew Street

A public consultation on a masterplan aimed at transforming the epicentre of Liverpool's musical heritage is to begin next week. Starting on Monday, 21 October 2019, the public will be invited...

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No Room for Hate

THERE is no room for hate anywhere, this was the message presented at an event held by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to celebrate and recognise the development of its Hate Crime Strategy. The event, entitled:- 'Hate Does Not Belong Here,' was held on 15 October...

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Mile Marker - Formby

WE have been asked by a few residents in Formby about reports that Sefton Council is looking at a Road Widening Scheme on Liverpool Road (B5424) that connects Formby to the Southern Formby Roundabout, on the Formby Bypass (A565.): this road is a major road and the carriageway is often extremely congested, so our readers have taken note as this is not the 1st time this area has been targeted in recent years...
 

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CWP leads the way with healthcare Best Practice

OVER 200 people joined local NHS Trust CWP for its 7th annual Best Practice showcase event at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP)...

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Taking mental health care to the next level

SUPPORTING patients living with mental health problems and/or dementia, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has officially launched its new Mental Health and Dementia Strategic Plan...

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Ask the Local Expert - Southport's Felicity Hat Hire Owner Helen Takes The Hot Seat!


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LAST week we added a some extra time to our new feature for our readers to send in...

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Celebrating sensational students

Golden Girl: Liverpool City Council’s Sensory Support Service Awards guest of honour, Lora Fachie, MBE.

LIVERPOOL'S student stars are set to shine at St George's Hall, as the City Council recognises the hard work and dedication of children with visual and hearing impairments. The annual Sensory Support Service Awards ceremony took place at St George's Hall...

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Liverpool's Unity Theatre to mark 40th Birthday with a fundraising drive in 2020

THIS might not be the 1st Theatre to come to mind when talking about Liverpool's thespian side, but, in reality, it is 1 of Liverpool's premier theatres and probably 1..

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UK drivers not up to speed with necessary driving licence updates

44% of UK drivers don't know their driving licences must be renewed every 10 years, according to new research by Post Office. This confusion extends to nearly not realising it is a necessary and legal requirement for driving licences to be updated following a name change (30%) or change of address (29%).  As a result, there is a lack of urgency amongst Britons regarding updating their driving licences, with many not well versed on the...

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Merseyside sees surge in electricity theft for drug cultivation

NEW analysis by Direct Line for Business reveals a surge in the number of Police investigations into the theft of electricity, where people have tampered with a gas or electricity meter, so it doesn't properly record the energy used in England and Wales and its use in cannabis farming. Just 3 Police Dorces across England and Wales account for 32% of all investigations into the theft of electricity. Greater Manchester Police handled 14% of all...

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Applications to ₤500,000 fund for Windrush Day celebrations 2020 open

COMMUNITIES across the North West can bid for a share of ₤500,000 funding to celebrate the outstanding contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants to the nation's social, economic, political and religious life. The annual Grant Scheme opened as communities around the country celebrate Black History Month. The fund will provide up to ₤25,000 to local Councils, charities and community groups seeking to host events for Windrush Day 2020. This follows the...

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Merseyside Police report almost 150 instances of doorstep parcel theft

CRIMINALS cashing in as Police records from 23 Forces across the UK reveal that thefts of parcels and packages order by online shoppers have risen sharply over the last 3 years. Thefts of parcels and packages from Britain's doorsteps have surged by nearly 25% over the last 3 years, according to Police records from England and Wales. The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act by iParcelBox, the smart home parcel delivery solution...

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Child sadly dies on the railway in Bootle - Merseyside

ON 15 October 2019 a 12 year old boy sadly died on the railway, at around 7pm, in Bootle, Merseyside, from injuries were consistent with electrocution. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and an investigation has been launched. We are told that Officers from British Transport Police were called to the railway lines following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Also attending the incident where North West Ambulance Service...

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Ask the Local Expert - Megafauna's Owner Ben Takes The Hot Seat!

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OUR next Local Expert due to take the Hot Seat is the owner of Megafauna  Vegan Cafe, on Wesley street, in Southport...

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