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2019-12-08
 

Churchtown Christmas Fayre 2019

ON Friday, 6 December 2019, Churchtown, located on the outskirts of Southport, held a large Christmas Fayre, within the oldest and most picturesque historic area within the North of Merseyside. The event sported lots of craft and food stalls, along with a fairground, art shows, live entertainment and more. Also, making an appearance was Father Christmas, who took time out to visit the event on...

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Southport is a key Election Battleground

WITH 75 Parliamentary seats in the North West of England, with Liverpool and Manchester have for decades been Labour strongholds, it is the marginals that will be key to what happens in this years Elections. On Merseyside, the...

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Campaign to "de-normalise" smoking in the home

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is hoping to increase the number of smoke free homes across Merseyside and "de-normalise" smoking at home as part of a new campaign being...

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The Entertainer switches off music for a calmer Christmas shopping experience

THE busy Christmas shopping season is upon us and whilst many enjoy the Yuletide rush and Christmas cheer, others find the...

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Make your house number visible for more than just Santa this Christmas

THIS Christmas, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people to make their house numbers visible so that paramedics, as well as Santa Claus, can find them when it...

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The Queenscourt's 10th Annual Santa Sprint - Part 1

THIS year the local charity, Queenscourt, has celebrated it's 10th Anniversary of the Southport Santa Sprint, a fundraising event that sees participants running around the Marine Lake in Santa suits. This year, despite the horrendous wind and the very cold, damp start, over 350 runners took part! Up by over 100 on last year! The money from the event goes to the Charity, to help them to provide vital...

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Police en-route to incident crash on Formby Bypass

ON Wednesday, 4 December 2019, at around 7.10pm, Merseyside Police Officers were contacted to reports of a collision between a Merseyside Police Ford Transit Van, which was en route to an incident in Southport, and a Toyota Landcruiser on the Formby Bypass (A565) on the North side of the Lighthouse Roundabout...

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Ambulance communicators win gold at CIPR awards

CELEBRATED for its 'outstanding public relations team,' North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) took home double gold at the Regional PRide CIPR Awards, held in Manchester on Friday...

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'Unusually High Winds' blow out window in Liverpool City Centre
Photos by Marcus Croman.

ON 5 December 2019, Emergency services were called to 60 Old Hall Street, shortly before 7pm after a large window, from building that...

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Delivering help to keep foodbank van on the road

South Liverpool Foodbank's Nicola Hawkes, Billy Breden and Phil Keating collect a food parcel from Redrow's Helen Pirie

THE number of people in South Liverpool turning to foodbanks in times of crisis is expected to increase by 10% for a 2nd year running. Part of the UK wide Trussell Trust network of foodbanks, the South Liverpool Food Bank issued almost 5,500...

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Award winning LJLA recognised as being the best in the UK!

FOR the 2nd time within a week, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has received another top industry accolade and recognised as being the best UK airport of its size. At the recent Airport Operators...

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Funding for Local bus services down by a 3rd in North West since 2010 - TUC analysis

FUNDING for Local bus services in the North West has been cut by a ⅓ (-34%) since 2010, according to new TUC analysis that has been published on Friday, 6 December 2019. The analysis shows that in 2010 spending on bus services in the Region was ₤92 million. But by 2018 this had fallen to ₤61...

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1st ever NHS Trust awarded for supporting asylum seekers and refugees

LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is the 1st NHS organisation in the country to receive a City of Sanctuary Award for supporting people who are...

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Knowsley Safari runs storytime for Schools

KNOWSLEY Safari has created a series of short stories known as:- 'The Chronicles of Conservation' as it supports local Primary Schools in encouraging creative and imaginative storytelling among early years children. The Safari's...

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Liverpool Santa Dash 2019 - Part 2

THE BTR Liverpool's 16th Santa Dash was held on 1 December 2019 and these are a few of the photos.  More than 6,000 excited runners in Liverpool pulled on their running shoes last weekend to take part in the UK's biggest festive 5K fun run. This event is highly regarded as the city's kick-start to Christmas, there was even 'real' snow to make the event more special for the...
 

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Massive new ship to shore cranes have arrived in the Mersey for the L2 Terminal!

3 'megamax' quayside cranes sailed up the River Mersey, on Monday, 2 December 2019, destined for the Liverpool2 container terminal, completing the final stage of their voyage from China. The cranes are part of...

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Stena Line's newest ferry sets out on journey from China shipyard to Holyhead

STENA Line's newest ferry Stena Estrid  has departed the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in North Western China, bound for its new home on the Irish Sea, between Britain and Ireland. Stena Estrid is the 1st of 5 next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at the...

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Further funding secured for Kirkby

FOLLOWING the announcement that Knowsley Council had purchased St Modwen's assets in Kirkby Town Centre, there is more good news for the Town. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has confirmed that the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will..

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New Head of Business Development for Napthens

SOUTHPORT based Regional law firm Napthens has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of an experienced business development professional. Gillian Seville joins the firm after 14 years working for KPMG in Preston and Manchester and will become...

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Put your Ask the Local Expert:- 'Alfie Patel from The Kings Plaice Southport'

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Ask the Local Expert:- 'Michael Bakerman from Diamonds Direct Wholesalers'

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5 people arrested following disorder in Southport!

MERSEYSIDE December 2019. Merseyside Police Patrols attended the situation and spoke to witnesses who suggested that, the incident near to the Scarisbrick Hotel, on Lord Street, involved a group of men and women. In total 5 people, 2 men and 3 women, were injured during...

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Facebook's encryption plans risk making it a 1 stop grooming shop

NSPCC urges the tech giant to guarantee child safety won't be compromised and demands next Government impose tough regulation on big tech. Thousands of online child sex crimes recorded in England and Wales could go undetected if Facebook introduces end to end encryption in its apps, NSPCC research suggests. Police recorded over 4,000 instances where Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp were used in child abuse image and online child sexual offences in 2018, an average of 11 times a day. This was nearly ½ of the total 9,259...

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Southport Christmas Light Parade 2019 - Part 2

THE Southport Charity Christmas Parade was held on 1 December 2019 and this is Part 2 of our coverage of this event. The event is the biggest vehicle light parade in the North West, that helps collect and donates toys to local children's organisations. The 5th year of the successful event saw people from all over the North West taking part, with the main man himself, Santa, taking pride of place. Normally...

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Donate pre-loved toys as you shop this Christmas to help reduce waste

AS Christmas shopping season looms, the British Heart Foundation is asking parents in the North West to 'drop as they shop' by donating pre-loved children's toys to make space for the presents that Santa brings...

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Head of business development joins Napthens

ON Saturday, 25 January 2020, The Brain Charity, Liverpool are hosting a Burns Night. The event promises those attending will enjoy a tasty traditional meal accompanied by a live pipe band and poetry performances. The venue has a...

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Liverpool businesses slow down their hiring efforts in the run up to the General Election

AS the UK gears up for its 4th General Election since 2010, increased economic uncertainty has led to a significant drop in job advertisements in Liverpool. In fact, according to data from the UK's leading job board, CV...

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Shocking picture of austerity cuts to services in the North West has been revealed

THE true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities in the North West is laid bare in a study by UNISON, published on Friday, 5 December 2019, showing the impact of huge reductions in Council funding. A...

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