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2019-09-14
 

Southport Air Show 2019 - Part 1

2 days and 1 night of amazing avionic displays took place in the sky over Merseyside's Southport Beach. This event might not have had the Red Arrows this year; this show still had some amazing acrobatics. For our editor the highlight was Friday night. For those attending on Friday, not only did you get flying, but also fireworks at the same time! What a show!  Friday, night was for many though the most unusual and interesting, as well as providing some of the best photograpic opportunities, with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flying into the sunset and the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4...

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Ormskirk Hospital Open Day was a great success!

ON Saturday, 7 September 2019, over 400 people attended a fantastic Open Day, at Ormskirk Hospital. Visitors looked around x-ray, maternity, theatres, children's and orthopaedics in F ward. West Lancashire Deputy Mayor Councillor Terry Aldridge and...

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South American trip prepares student for final year

 

A 2nd year Sport and Exercise Science student has returned from a 2 week long trip in Brazil where she participated in a study on exercise performance. 20 year old India Middlebrook from Southport is in her 2nd year of study for her undergraduate degree and arrived back in the UK on Sunday...

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Fracking plan for Great Altcar

LAST week we ran a report about Frack Free Formby's meeting about the controversial neighbouring fracking plans, within Great Altcar, just outside Formby. As a result we contacted Aurora Energy Resources as in the meeting the we had been told that the firm had not really engaged with the people of Formby, so we contacted them our selves..

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Nigel Farage visits Southport with the Brexit Party

THE Brexit Party held a rally in Southport, on Friday, 13 September 2019, as part of a nationwide tour. The event was headed by Nigel Farage and also had other Brexit Party representatives taking part. The keynote speakers included both...

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Baby garden rededicated during Hospital Open Day

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has helped to celebrate the rededication of the Baby Garden at Ormskirk Hospital, as part of a recent community Open Day. The Baby Garden was restored and replanted thanks to a local family raising funds after experiencing...

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Southport Bijou Cinema Update

THE Southport Bijou Cinema is nearing completion, and will finally see its grand opening in October 2019, with a carefully selected programme making up the Spookport Film Festival. As part of this, over 30 spooky films, for both kids and adults, will screen all the way until November, alongside...

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England's longest serving Mental Health Nursing Director retires

CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP) Avril Devaney MBE, the country's longest serving Mental Health Nursing Director, has retired after 17 years as Director of Nursing...

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Cases of carbon monoxide poisoning up 48% in Merseyside

CASES of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning have increased significantly, rising by 48% in Merseyside over the past 5 years a report by campaign group Project SHOUT has revealed. Data from the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) shows that...

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Liverpool gears up for major cab and Taxi conference

LIVERPOOL City Council's Licensing Team is preparing to take centre stage as the host of a major Taxi and Private Hire trade awareness day which will bring some of the trade's biggest players to the City.  On Tuesday, 17...

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Major road closure for flyover removal scheme

Phase one of the deconstruction of the Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool City Centre is underway.

A major road in Liverpool City Centre is closing again as work continues on the removal of the footbridges under the flawed Churchill Way flyovers. The closure of Hunter Street stared on...

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Jane encourages others to walk with her to support people affected by cancer

MAGGIE'S, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people...

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Austin Rawlinson Lifestyles to reopen following urgent works

Austin Rawlinson Lifestyles Centre in Speke will reopen next week following ₤250,000 of urgent works.

THE sports hall and gym will open its doors on Monday, 16 September 2019, and the swimming pool will be available to customers, from Tuesday, 17 September 2019. It follows a 3 month renewal programme...

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Students seek to tackle loneliness and isolation in Merseyside

STUDENTS from Hugh Baird College are hoping to tackle loneliness and isolation by launching a pen pal exchange service with residents across...

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German masters' students at Southport Pleasureland to explore visitor economy

INTERNATIONAL tourism and leisure expert, Norman Wallis, welcomed a University of Leipzig delegation of 17 masters degree students and their professor at 1 of the NW Region's biggest..

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North West rents at all time high according to latest data

THIS August brings with it the label of all time high rental prices, according to the latest data from HomeLet. Commenting on the data, Chief Executive of Homelet, Martin Totty, said:- "In times of uncertainty people tend to defer major purchases; opting to wait for the turbulent times to pass; and there is nothing more 'major' than buying..."

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Runners Turn Out In Force For Wirral Race Weekend

Runners pull on their trainers for 3 race events which included 26-mile Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral challenge

Almost 1,200 participants pulled on their trainers to take part in the BTR Wirral 10K, BTR Wirral ½ Marathon or 26 mile 3 day...

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Holocaust Memorial poems preserved in anthologies

Remembering The Holocaust Memorial Day Service, 2019, in the Liverpool Town Hall

ANTHOLOGIES of poems written to mark Holocaust Memorial Day earlier this year have...

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Building work to get underway at Merseyside Police's new Headquarters

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner and Chief Constable will ceremonially break the...

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Charity calls for the UK Government to develop a specific policy for cancers with the lowest survival

A newly published study (Lancet Oncology) reveals that cancer patients in the UK still face worse survival rates than other...

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Liverpool's summer lunch scheme feeds thousands of children

Helping Hands - Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson at the preparations for the Summer Lunch Club

A scheme devised to support vulnerable families over the summer holidays has provided up to 30,000 meals for children...

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Councils examine setting up ethical bank to help the poorest

Finance: The new bank would service not just Liverpool but also Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria

LIVERPOOL is working with Wirral and Preston Councils driving forward a plan to create an ethical, Council led, Regional community bank which would help grow small and medium sized businesses...

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Lifesaving lessons for Schools - 1st aid to be added to the School curriculum after 10 years of campaigning

AHEAD of World 1st Aid Day on Saturday the charity is encouraging everyone to learn lifesaving skills by downloading its ground breaking 1st aid app. For the very 1st time, School children across England will learn lifesaving skills as part of the School curriculum, a monumental moment after 10 years of campaigning by the British Red Cross...

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What age do Liverpool residents attend the most weddings?

IF you're 30 and live in Liverpool, the chances are you have been to a wedding this year as a recent report has found that it's at this age you attend the most. A study, by One4all Gift Cards has found that 30 year old Liverpudlians have on average 3 weddings a year to attend, forking out on average ₤1,893 to celebrate friend's nuptials each year. The average budget for a wedding gift...

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Southport School Children Urged to Drive Awareness of Road Safety

THE hunt is on to find the UK's finest budding junior artists to mark:- 'National Road Safety Week,' running over 18 November to 24 November 2019.  For the 11th year running, promotional products, badges and School uniform specialist, Recognition Express, has joined forces with national road safety charity, Brake, to host its annual design...

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Celebrate the work of Teaching Assistants on 16 September

SchoolS couldn't function with them, but what do they actually do? Former primary School teacher Catherine Lynch of teaching resource experts PlanBee explains ahead of National Teaching Assistants' Day. If your child is at primary School, chances are that 1 of their favourite adults, alongside their teachers, is a Teaching Assistant (TA)

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Convention of the North and NP11 call for seismic shift in funding and powers to 'level up' the North

THE influential Convention of the North and NP11 will set out and debate a number of bold actions and radical ideas that could; if agreed by leaders of the North and backed by Government and business; lead to revolutionary change for Northern England and the Northern Powerhouse...

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Everton Library in Liverpool named as 1 of the Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings

NATIONAL architecture charity the Victorian Society has released their annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings List which highlights the most at risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures throughout England and Wales. Now in its twelfth year, the campaign aims to expose the plight of these buildings

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Convention of the North and NP11 call for seismic shift in funding and powers to 'level up' the North

THE influential Convention of the North and NP11 will set out and debate a number of bold actions and radical ideas that could; if agreed by leaders of the North and backed by Government and business; lead to revolutionary change for Northern England and the Northern Powerhouse...

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Sexual grooming crimes in the North West up by 25% with record numbers of children targeted on Instagram across the country

GROOMING crimes recorded by Police in the North West have soared by a quarter in the in 2018, data obtained by the NSPCC has revealed. There were 710 offences of sexual communication with...

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