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What has US politics taught us about UK society?

IT is worth adding that most conspiracy theories often do contain elements of fact, for example 1 of the most popular American conspiracy theories is centred around Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore has a massive chamber built in it behind the monument which depicts:- Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. This chamber was intended to house America's most prized historical documents and artefacts, including the Declaration of Independence, but was never finished. Now conspiracy theorists believe that the US Government is using the chamber to store the nation's secrets, such as untold treasures or even alien bodies! While many theories are quite...


Frugi and the UK's National Trust have launch a new kidswear range and accessories

Yound Dark Girl with dark hair with a blue Pioneer Packaway Jacket, with picturs of puffins on it, as she walks on a pebble beach.

THE Sustainable children's clothing brand Frugi and the National Trust are set to launch a Paddling Puffins...


Merseyside Police's Chief Constable to retire

Merseyside Police's Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM and Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy.

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has announced, on Friday, 22 January 2021, that Andy Cooke QPM has informed her of his decision to retire as Chief Constable...


Morrisons to provide 2 million meals to families in need

MORRISONS is extending its work with leading food redistribution charity The Bread and, butter Thing (TBBT) to provide great quality food...


₤47m highways scheme set to change famous Liverpool roads

2 of Liverpool's most famous roads are to undergo major changes next week as a ₤47m highways scheme reaches a critical phase.  The City's historic Lime Street will temporarily close to...


Calling to participants to run the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll ½ Marathon in aid of the British Red Cross and support people in crisis across Merseyside

THE British Red Cross are calling to businesses to sign up a team for the Rock...


Tragedy as horse killed on North West roads:- "My horse saved my life"
Photo supplied by:- Francesca...

Photo of Francesca and her beloved horse Bart which you are welcome to use. If you do choose to use it, a credit to Francesca would be appreciated.

THE British Horse Society is warning drivers to be vigilant on roads after 4 horses were struck and killed by cars in...


Have you spotted the Monolith?


A report has been sent in to us and a photograph posted on the Hightown Village Twitter...


Diabetes UK launches 1st ever 'FakeAway February' challenge

DIABETES UK is calling people across Merseyside to sign up to the 1st ever FakeAway February. The charity is challenging people to swap...


Liverpool City Council asks; are you made of the "write stuff?"

IVERPOOL City Council is asking everyone in the City to pick up a pen or tap away at a keyboard in 2021, as its Year of Writing in Liverpool. Co-ordinated by Writing on the Wall, #LiverpoolWrites will be a celebration of writing in all its forms, and will see writers, artists, and arts and cultural organisations coming together to inspire young and old to put pen to paper to improve literacy in the City. The year of activity will started with a video launch on Friday, 22 January 2021, featuring messages from Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Anna Rothery, Acting Mayor Cllr Wendy...


90% of independent restaurants could face closure due to Pandemic

SUPERSTAR chef Gizzi Erskine and comedienne and self confessed foodie Katherine Ryan have joined Forces with recipe box pros, Gousto, to...


Open Call for artists for The Liverpool Plinth

LIVERPOOL BID Company and dot-art are looking for the 4th artist to have their work installed on The Liverpool Plinth. The sculptor, who must live and work in the North of...


Last call to apply for Liverpool 1 Foundation's 2021 Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing funding programme

THE Liverpool 1 Foundation has issued a final call for...


Devices and Dongles appeal launched to support home learning

LIVERPOOL City Council is asking businesses if they can help children and young people get online and keep learning during the latest lockdown. In a new initiative; Devices and...


The 1st of 300,000 new decorative lights have now been installed on trees along Lord Street in Southport

SOUTHPORT BID is leading the project to replace decorative...


Tesco reaffirms support for Marcus Rashford's Food Poverty TaskForce

TESCO has reaffirmed its commitment to Marcus Rashford's Food Poverty TaskForce and will continue to support his campaign for free School meals for every child that needs them, at any time. In addition to its work alongside Marcus and the other members of the TaskForce, Tesco will continue its wider work to help families, who are facing hardship due...


Covid19 creates boom in 'early entrepreneurs' aged under 25 in Liverpool

THE company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE - GDDY), has released new research which finds that the Covid19 Pandemic has caused a surge in young people starting their own businesses in the UK. The survey of 2,502 aged 16 to 24 year olds in the UK carried out by Censuswide for GoDaddy, shows that 9% have started their own business since...


Secure video calls help prisoners in North West maintain essential family ties during Pandemic

SECURE video calls are now running in all prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs) in the North West helping to maintain vital family ties and boost rehabilitation during the Coronavirus Pandemic. In just over 6 months, over 90,000 video calls have been made totalling 45,000 hours and connecting families in more than 100...


Sea Cadets mark their voyage of LegaSea

THE Sea Cadets, the national youth charity, publishes its:- 'multi generational' impact study following participation of over 3,000 former cadets dating back as far as the outbreak of the 2nd World War. The 160 year old charity has launched:- 'My LegaSea,' a campaign exploring the impact of cadet life on young people aged 10 to 18 and how it helped shape their futures. The culmination of a national...


Letter to Editor:- "Take on the MyCycle challenge"

"WE'VE all felt the strain of 2020 and with restrictions in place across England it's important that looking after our physical and mental health remains a priority in 2021. That's why I'm encouraging people stay active throughout the winter months and improve their heart health by taking on the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) 30 day virtual cycling..."


Fabulous Farm Shops raise cash in support of RABI

FABULOUS Farm Shops, the 1 stop farm shop directory lists every farm shop in England and on entering lockdown, the team at Fabulous Farm Shops were acutely aware of the impact and the damage Coronavirus would have on, not only the small independent farm shops, but the farming community and their families. Wanting to do their bit the team actively encouraged...




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