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2019-06-16
 

Finley is crowned Miss Liverpool City Region 2019

THIS year's Miss Liverpool City Region Finals took place on 7 June 2019. Taking part were the following stunning finalists:- Erin Leather, Emily Brown, Harley Morrison, Rebecca Eaton, Natasha Baggaley, Toni Gorman, Finley Unsworth, Catherine Pilkington 1, Danielle Singh...

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Friends of Barking Mad Dog Rescue 215 mile Coast 2 Coast Walk Update

SOUTHPORT'S Nick Shaw, on 8 June 2018 set off on an adventure for raising funds for BMDR. He is walking coast 2 coast 215 miles. His very proud wife Claire...

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service unveils 2 new rescue boats

USERS of the River Mersey and wider Estuary can take comfort in the knowledge that they will now be protected by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's (MFRS) 2 new state of the art rescue boats, the Mersey Grace and the Mersey Brave. The 2 Atlantic 75...

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Brexit is the 2019 Children's Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show 500 Words competition

WHICHEVER way you receive news; by listening to the radio, watching TV, reading a newspaper or looking at social media, the issue of Brexit is all pervading. However, it is not just politicians that are trying to solve 1 of the most...

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Wirral activity centre receives ₤1,850 donation from Liverpool football legend

BARNSTONDALE activity centre was visited on 6 June 2019 by 1 of the most famous and popular football managers in the North of England. Rafa Benítez, former manager of Liverpool FC (and current manager of...

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The search for Southport's best interiors returns - Anglian Home Improvements launches:-'Styled by Me III'

ANGLIAN Home Improvements has joined forces with interior designer, Sophie Robinson, to launch a search for the nation's best amateur interior designers, and it is calling on people in Southport to share photographs...

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Greenfingers set to open new Hospice garden at Claire House

THE beautiful Greenfingers Charity 'Garden of Colour' was set opened at Claire House Children's Hospice (Bebington, Wirral) 12 June 2019, providing a stunning sensory place of enjoyment and rest for those life limited children and their families that call Claire House:- 'Home.'  This latest Greenfingers Charity Garden...

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North West Ambulance Service Supports Thousands of Patients to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing

NORTH West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is celebrating the success of a health and wellbeing initiative which has...

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Local NHS trust services praised for being 'rare jewels'

A new report has recognised 2 infant bonding services at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, as being:- 'rare jewels.' Halton and...

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The Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Southport

THE group, known as The Apprentice Boys of Derry  is 1 of the Protestant Loyal Orders that was started in 1689, after the siege of Londonderry. 13 apprentice boys slammed the City gates against the army of the Catholic King James II as a defiant action of:- "no surrender." The order holds its main parade in Derry, on 12 August each year, to celebrate the relief of the City and the end of the siege, but many others take place...

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Southport Lifeboat has become the 1st Probationary Declared Facility for Provision of Inshore Search and Rescue in the UK

THE Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (SORT) have announced that they are to be recognised by the UK Coastguard as a Probationary Declared Facility for...

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Iceland employees clean up Southport beach while fundraising for dementia research

OVER 50 people, mainly employees from Iceland Foods, cleaned up when they gave a Southport beach a spruce; with their efforts raising nearly ₤1,000 for life changing dementia research. The environmentally...

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Richard Bradley from Southport is crowned national electrical apprentice of the year

RICHARD Bradley from Southport, Merseyside, has been crowned winner of the 2019 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition. The 31 year old former marine was 1 of 8 competitors to reach the Grand Final which was held...

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Super(sonic) new exhibition at British Music Experience

Roll With It: One of the photos in the exhibition shows an image that didn't make it as an album cover ©Microdot

A brand new exhibition celebrating some of the most seminal bands of the 90's is going on display in Liverpool's British Music Experience. For the 1st time, official artwork and memorabilia for Oasis will feature as part of a unique showcase which will go on display in the Cunard...

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Liverpool Gin sponsors Liverpool International Music Festival

ONE of the UK's largest independent drinks manufacturers is the headline sponsor of this year's Liverpool International Music Festival. Merseyside based Halewood Wines & Spirits, owner of Liverpool Gin, will be the title partner for the City Council organised Sefton Park music extravaganza, which takes place on 20 July and 21 July 2019, with the event now called Liverpool International Music Festival with Liverpool Gin. Leanne Ware...

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Dementia ward unveils new outdoor courtyard for patients

A WARD for adults with dementia in Knowsley unveiled its newly refurbished courtyard and outdoor space for patients at an opening event, on 10 June 2019. The ₤80,000 improvement work involved a complete redesign of the existing outdoor space on Rydal Ward at Knowsley Resource...

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Prescot Festival Brings Cathedrals to Your Doorstep

A Merseyside arts festival is saving you a trip to Liverpool's Cathedrals by bringing the Cathedrals to you. Both of the City's majestic Cathedrals will be represented at the Prescot Festival of Music nd the Arts later this month. On Saturday, 22 June 2019, James Luxton, assistant director...

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100 Women. 100 Firsts. 100 Portraits. 1 City.
Photograph by Anita Corbin

Janice Long : One of the 100 images celebrating 1st Women

LIVERPOOL is all set to host a very special exhibition celebrating 100 women who achieved the '1st' in their field of expertise. The 1st Women exhibition is heading to St George's Hall, from Wednesday, 19 June 2019 until Tuesday, 27 August 2019 and features 100 striking images captured by internationally acclaimed photographer Anita Corbin. The FREE exhibition will feature portraits of celebrities, personalities and unsung heroines who have made history...

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Aiming to walk 1 million steps to raise money for diabetes charity

TO mark National Diabetes Week this year, over 10 June to 16 June, staff in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust's Diabetes Service aimed to walk at least 10,000 steps a day to raise money for Diabetes UK. 6 members of the Trust's 'DESMOND' ...

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Air Ambulance lands in Zetland Pub Bowling Green following RTC

On 12 June 2019, the North West Air Ambulance landed at the Zetland Hotel, in Southport, Merseyside, UK. It was responding to a call out to an incident that happened between on Hall Road between the junctions for Sussex Road and East Street. The emergency medical...

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Merseyside marks National Breastfeeding Week

MERSEYSIDE will be marking National Breastfeeding Week, from Monday, 17 June 2019, with a series of events organised by breastfeeding support...

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Call for Primary School National Curriculum to include climate change

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AS the UK Government  announces that greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new plan to tackle climate change, a leading education company made up of former School Teachers has said the subject should be taught from the start of Primary School...

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UB40 have played at Aintree Racecourse

THE Jockey Club Live are well known now for bringing live music to major horse racing courses and on 14 June 2019 they delivered another fantastic concert at the historic Aintree Racecourse. After racing finished, the English reggae and pop band...

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Summer garden party looks set to sizzle

THE St. Joseph's Hospice Summer Garden Party is turning in to a real family fun day with loads of fabulous stalls, artisan producers and a line up of entertainers all keen to take part and make the day...

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Cabbies caught in the act in Council crackdown

On Patrol: City Council Licensing Officers checking vehicles in the City Centre.

RULE breaking Taxi and Private Hire drivers have been hit with a barrage of penalties as part of a Liverpool City Council campaign to keep the public safe. During May 2019, a total of 40 cabs and Taxis were either taken off the streets or served with serious defect notices for a string of faults...

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A 'good' result for Liverpool's young offenders

Good work: Young people with Liverpool's Youth Offending Service getting valuable work experience with United Utilities.

LIVERPOOL'S Youth Offending Service (YOS) has been rated as:- 'good' with some:- 'outstanding' areas following an official inspection. The judgement means that Liverpool becomes the first Core City in the country to be classified as:- 'good' by...

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Family of Ventsislav Marginov pay tribute

THE family of Ventsislav Marginov, who died aged 51, following a disturbance, in Southport, on Saturday, 1 June 2019, have paid tribute to him. Mr Marginov, a Bulgarian national who...

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Are you ready for the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament?

4 days of tennis is heading to Liverpool, within the wonderful surroundings of Aigburth Cricket Ground. The 18th edition of the Williams BMW Liverpool...

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Watch Jessica Page interviewing author and tennis star / coach Sam P Jalloh

THE international tennis star, coach and now author, Sam P Jalloh is interviewed for us by Jessica Page about his new book called:- "How Tennis Saved My Life."  Sam now lives in...

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More than 400,000 North West residents apply cooking oils whilst sunbathing

TAN crazy residents from the North West are ditching protective sun creams and using cooking oils in a misguided bid to tan quicker, a study by supermarket Asda has revealed. 435,054 North West residents risk burns and skin cancer by smearing vegetable, olive and coconut oil on their skin before sunbathing, with men (26%) worse than women (17%) for raiding the kitchen cupboards. Shockingly, 29% of sun worshippers have purposely...

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Over 75's need not take immediate action, says TV Licensing

FOLLOWING the BBC's policy announcement on the future of the over 75's TV Licence fee, TV Licensing is advising customers currently receiving a free licence that they need not take any immediate action and that they will be supported through the changes when the current arrangement for free over 75 licences paid for by the UK Government  comes to an end next year. Further to a public consultation, the BBC has announced that from June 2020, the BBC will fund a free licence for over 75's in receipt of...

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Older people's charity in need of volunteers

OLDER people's charity, Independent Age, is in urgent need of enthusiastic people to sign up as volunteers and help older people feel less lonely. The charity's Friendship services have already helped thousands of older people who are lonely, and it is now looking to recruit more volunteers in Merseyside to build on this success. 1 in 5 older people in the UK are in contact with friends, family and neighbours less than once a week, while for 1 in 10, it's less than once a month. In addition to this, around 40% of older...

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43% of parents in Liverpool say families aren't emotionally close anymore

66% of parents believe that sharing stories is less valued than in the past. The main reasons stated being entertainment and social media replacing storytelling, according to 52% of parents, from Liverpool. While 43% parents said they don't think families are emotionally close anymore.  The research of 1,000 parents of children aged under 14 was commissioned by parenting website and found that 74% of UK parents wished they...

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30 years on from privatisation shows United Utilities water boss trousered more than ₤2 million in 2018 alone

THE boss of United Utilities pocketed almost ₤14 million in salary, bonuses, pensions and other benefits over the past 6 years. 30 years on from privatisation; amid spiralling bills and massive leaks; United Utilities fat cats trousered ₤2,075,000 in 2018 alone; a 34% increase on 2013. The figures come from a joint investigation into their company accounts by GMB and Corporate Watch revealed at...

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TV garden expert Adam Frost joins stars at Southport Flower Show

CELEBRITY gardener Adam Frost is to reveal the creative secrets behind his award winning designs at this year's Southport Flower Show. The broadcaster and author will talk about the inspiration for some of his acclaimed projects as well as answering questions and sharing ideas for visitors to use in their own gardens. Adam is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World and has also appeared on The One Show, the Alan Titchmarsh Show and DIY SOS. In May he co-presented the BBC programme RHS Chelsea...

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Wages beat inflation for 15th month in a row with record employment in April

UK workers have enjoyed an unbroken period of real  terms wage growth since February 2018, new figures show; real total pay growing by 1.2% within the last year. The figures released by the ONS also show private sector employment booming, growing by 287,000 in 2018, as UK businesses continue to invest in new workers. Jobs requiring more qualifications, particularly in sectors like technology and science, continued...

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