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Fines issued and 13 arrests following protest gathering in Liverpool City Centre
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WE are told that 13 people were arrested on suspicion of offences including public order offences and breaches of Coronavirus legislation and 25 Fixed Penalty Notices for breach of Covid Legislation, along with 10 Dispersal Notices. Chief Supt Waine added:- "This Pandemic has, understandably, left many fearful of contracting and passing on Coronavirus. The sight of a large group in the City Centre will alarm many who are..."


Matalan supports the NSPCC this Christmas with exclusive Pantosaurus plush toy

JUST in time for Christmas, Matalan has created a soft toy of the NSPCC's Talk PANTS campaign mascot, Pantosaurus. The friendly pants wearing dinosaur has helped over a million parents talk to their child about...


Les Transformations Des Southport

PLANS have been revealed that are set to support Southport's return to the grandeur of Victorian England, when it was the country's 2nd most popular tourist destination. The project, dubbed:- "Les Transformations de Southport," looks at interconnectivity across the whole City Centre, from...


The perfect Christmas gift for plant lovers that also raises funds for rare disease charity, the Huntington's Disease Association

THE Huntington's Disease Association and Marshalls Garden have joined forces to offer the perfect Christmas gift for plant lovers everywhere. This beautiful Hercules...


Kleenex® partners with In Kind Direct to help Merseyside charities keep people safe this winter

AS the country continues to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus, a new survey from In Kind Direct has found that 76% of responding charities believe the people they help have become more vulnerable since March 2020. Add to this, the fact that many charities currently feel the biggest challenge facing...


MFRS officers take the plunge in support of Wirral domestic abuse charity

CHIEF Fire Officer Phil Garrigan and other Senior Officers, from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service made a splash, on Sunday 22 November 2020, in New Brighton's Marine Lake to show support for male domestic abuse charity The Paul Lavelle Foundation. 1 of MFRS' fire engines, based at...


Festive joy needed more than ever for Mayor's Christmas Toy Appeal

SEFTON'S Mayor, Cllr June Burns, is urging as many people as possible to help spread a little festive joy with this year's Christmas Toy Appeal. Each year thousands of toys, gifts and stocking fillers are lovingly donated by kind hearted residents...


Hugh Baird University Centre Students:- 'Meet the Professionals'

THE Hugh Baird University Centre recently hosted a virtual:- 'Meet the Professionals' event in order to broaden students' knowledge of career paths and opportunities available to them in their related subject areas. The event featured a number of industry specialists from...


Care Home Covid pilot scheme may help families to see loved ones this Christmas

FAMILY members or friends of those living in Care Homes will be given regular testing to reunite them with their loved ones after a new pilot launched, on Monday, 16 November 2020. If successful it will be rolled out more widely, in December 2020, raising hopes that families...


All eyes on the enterprise in Southport as Town is all set to have its 1st purpose built incubator spaces for start up businesses

FORMING part of Southport's Town Deal Bid, Crown Buildings, located within one of Southport's famous grand shopping arcades, Cambridge Walks, is proposed to undergo extensive refurbishment. Repurposing an historic, empty property to create a new business incubator space to support Southport's emerging creative, digital and tech sector, the working title for the space...


PCC welcomes ₤200,000 aimed at preventing domestic abuse by tackling the perpetrator's behaviour

₤200,000 of new funding has been secured by Merseyside's Police Commissioner to expand a scheme that works with perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their behaviour and protect families which are at risk. Jane Kennedy made a...


Deafblind Southport woman shortlisted for national charity award

KAROLINA Pakenaite, a deafblind woman from Southport in Lancashire, has been shortlisted for an award by the national disability charity, Sense. The nomination recognises Karolina's efforts to raise awareness about face...


Marco Pierre White Reveals Secrets Of The Stove

THE UK's best known chef, who has 1 of his Steakhouse restaurants in Liverpool, is 1of the main draws of a brand new BBC elearning service that offers never before access to the minds of some of the world's greatest creative talents. Fans of Marco Pierre White, whose restaurant is..


Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

SELF Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As the Department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment Tax Return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their...


Jason Manford and Jodie Prenger come home to the North West this Christmas in:- 'Sleeping Beauty'

FOR the heroic NHS staff of Greater Manchester, Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce that all tickets for the 1st evening performance of their socially distanced pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, produced by...


Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for 4 national awards

LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust have been celebrating after being shortlisted in 4 categories at the prestigious...


Over a 100 tonnes of scrap goes up in flames
Photograph with thanks to Tony Higginson.

A huge fire at a scrapyard, in Liverpool, on Regent Road, Kirkdale, engulfed over 100 tonnes of rubbish billowing out smoke that could be seen for miles. The black smoke lead to "awful" smell, according to locals, as firefighters battled the blaze, with 9 fire engines and an aerial appliance. A spokesman for the fire service said:- "There are not..."


Liverpool's community lead Radio Melodic Distraction launches a month long fundraiser

LIVERPOOL'S Melodic Distraction, an independent Radio Station that has been broadcasting the sounds of the City since 2017, has launched a Kickstarter crowd funding...


New NHS career routes in Psychological professions

A ground breaking new career route for psychology graduates to enter the NHS is being launched in the North West Coast. From January 2021, NHS organisations will be able to offer training posts for the new role of Associate Psychological Practitioner (APP) and trainee APP. The trailblazing new...


Sefton residents urged to:- 'live self care for life'

HEALTH and care professionals across Sefton are joining together to encourage residents to:- 'live self care for life' as part of Self Care Week 2020 which takes place between 16 November and 22 November 2020. 'Live self care for life' is about making improvements in your life to...

Christmas is coming to Ocean Plaza in Southport for 2020


CHRISTMAS is still coming to Ocean Plaza, in Southport, for 2020, with some festive surprises to delight shoppers. The popular retail park has today welcomed a sparkling seven metre tall illuminated Christmas tree and eye catching festive decorations, thanks to funding from...

Be clear on cancer, never ignore a persistent cough

LUNG cancer is 1 of the most common and serious types of cancer. This Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Doctors, in Sefton, are explaining the differences between:- 'COVID cough' and symptoms of lung cancer, to make sure that we are clear on cancer and help to treat cancer early. At the start of the Covid19 outbreak...

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust accredited as 1st Veteran Aware Ambulance Service

FOLLOWING the week that we paid our respects on Remembrance Day, we can reveal The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has become the 1st Veteran Aware Ambulance Service. The Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) has given NWAS this accolade as they are now leading the way in improving NHS care for members of the armed forces community...


Fire on a ship in Canada Dock, Liverpool

AFTER the scapyard blaze, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters where back again, on Regent Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, attending a fire on a ship in Canada Dock, on 22 November 2020. On arrival, crews found a large fire involving a quantity of scrap metal in part of a ship's cargo hold. 6 fire engines where called to the location. MFRS Firefighters, along with ship's own fire fighting team and Port Police then joined up to tackling the blaze.

Mayors and Irish ministers renew commitment to boost links between Ireland and North West

THE Mayors of the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester met with the Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister at a virtual summit on 16 November 2020 to renew their commitment to strengthening trade and cooperation between the 2 City Regions and Ireland. The meeting came as Simon Coveney, Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that a new Consulate...

"Managers are much more positive about flexible working and staff working from home since the Pandemic" says new study

MANAGERS are much more positive about their staff working from home and working flexibly since lockdown says a new study undertaken jointly by the Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work Life Balance at the University of Kent. The report titled:- 'Managing...'


'Months of face mask misery' ahead for deaf people as only a quarter of the public know how to communicate with them

THE UK's 12 million deaf adults and 50,000 deaf children have "months of face mask misery" ahead because three in four people don't know how to communicate with them, new research suggests. Although lots of different communication techniques exist, the National Deaf Children's Society's latest poll of 2,027 adults showed just 23% knew how to communicate with a deaf person when wearing a face...


Children across the North West stage Shakespeare, in lockdown

THOUSANDS of children from over 2 hundred Schools nationwide will be performing the works of Shakespeare this coming week in a unique initiative, One Night of Shakespeare, to be broadcast online, at 7pm, on Friday, 20 November 2020. Over 20 Schools from across the North West are taking part, including those in Manchester, Blackburn and Wirral.  In a year of unprecedented disruption due to the Covid19 Pandemic and lockdowns...

Supporting the most vulnerable to stay home and stay safe

AS the National Government restrictions continue to be in place until 2 December 2020 to tackle the rising Coronavirus cases and Hospital admissions, everyone should stay home as much as possible, whilst non essential businesses close. Health organisations in Sefton are reminding residents that support is available to help the most vulnerable in our community and the NHS is still here for you should you need it. As clinically extremely vulnerable people are at...

Letter to the Editor:- "Age UK"

"WITH another national lockdown in place, Age UK has sadly had to close the doors of its 250 charity shops across the country for a 2nd time. But some good news is there's still a way for locals in the North West to bag themselves a bargain and support older people most in need whilst their nearest Age UK shop is closed.  Age UK's eBay shop sells a wide range of new and good quality items, including Christmas cards and decorations, home ware, toys and gifts, perfect for helping to make the festive season..."

New rail tech roll out set to bring more reliable journeys and boost jobs

THE roll out of digital signalling; set to improve safety and slash delays; has been accelerated through ₤1.2 million of new Government funding announced by Rail Minister Chris Heaton Harris, on 18 November 2020. Feasibility work for digital signalling will be accelerated on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route, including:- Peterborough to Kings Lynn on the Anglia route, and in the Warrington and...


Have your say on how social housing is allocated in Sefton

SEFTON Council has begun a consultation, along with Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region, on how social housing is allocated and are asking tenants and future tenants, residents, landlords and housing associations to have their say. Property Pool Plus is the system used to match people with social housing and is used by Sefton along with the Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region. The consultation invites residents, landlords, voluntary organisations, and...


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