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Behind the Government's support headlines are the Excluded UK

A shocking fact is that millions of people have been shut out of any meaningful financial help by the UK Government, who bang on about how important small businesses are to the UK’s economic future, but then pull the rug from under them. The media has been highlighting the "clear unfairness" of the exclusions of many of our nation’s small businesses and of the self employed. Often over the last year, the spotlight has been focused on the hospitality and retail industry, but yet again, very little thought has been given to the Arts and Media, apart from high profile groups, such as the National Ballet...


Applications for the Royal Veterinary College Summer Schools are now open

APPLICATIONS for the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) 2021 Summer Schools, including the RVC Sutton Trust Summer School, are now open for...


Give your street a health check
Photograph by Denis Oates...

Neighbourhoods with safe, easy access to shop and services along the streets have health benefits for everyone. Photograph by Denis Oates.

WILL your street pass the health test? Are there safe crossing areas? Is the pavement wide enough for people and buggies to pass with ease? Are there trees or...


Sefton Council has installed new emergency equipment close to the lake at Southport's Hesketh Park

HOUSED securely next to the lake and accessible using a code that can be obtained by calling:- 999, the throw line can be used to help someone...


The cooking doesn't stop for Hospitality and Catering students at Hugh Baird 14 to 16 College


STUDENTS studying the Hospitality and Catering vocational pathway at Hugh Baird 14 to 16 College have...


Liverpool City Region Actress Eithne Browne to host 2020 Culture and Creativity Awards

CRITICALLY acclaimed Actress Eithne Browne is set to present the 2020 Liverpool City...


New  jobs  board  showcases opportunities to work on HS2

HS2 Ltd, the company leading the delivery of Britain's new high speed low carbon railway,  has launched a...


Patients raise concerns over Hospital discharge

Healthwatch Sefton on concerns raised by patients around leaving Hospital.

A national Health Watch report (which includes local insight from Sefton), highlights how patients are grateful to hard working Doctors, Nurses and...


Christine Walkden along with Mr Plant Geek to appear at this year's Southport Flower Show 2021

RENOWNED horticulturist Christine Walkden is to return to the Southport Flower Show...


Meeting with Minister to explore alternatives to controversial road

THE Bootle MP, Peter Dowd, has secured a meeting with a Transport Minister over Highways England's controversial Port of Liverpool Access road proposal.  The topic was raised in Parliament, on Thursday, 28 January 2021, during a session in which both Peter Dowd  and Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson, asked the Government to explore alternatives to Highways...


Local businesses rally around charity, Nugent, to refurbish its shop to mark 140th Anniversary

NUGENT, the Liverpool based charity which cares for, educates and protects vulnerable people, has been inundated with local businesses offering their...


Infamous Liverpool Soldier Banastre Tarleton to be re-examined in a new biography and film

MOST people only know Banastre Tarleton as the villainous anti hero played by fellow Liverpudlian Actor...


New proposals could lead to mass sell off of privately rented rural homes

THE CLA is warning that new proposals aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes could inadvertently lead to a mass sell off of over 50,000 privately rented homes in the countryside; pushing up rent prices and intensifying the rural housing crisis. In September 2020, the Government proposed to increase the minimum energy efficiency rating from Band E...


Public Services student wins 'People of Peace' award

HUGH Baird College Public Services student, Alex Smith, recently won the Strawberry Field's young persons 'People of Peace' award for his...


Video expert inspired by Dad's tragic death to launch tributes for people's loved ones

A videographer from Southport has been inspired by his Dad's tragic recent death to record top quality send offs for people's loved ones. Mark...


North West Forces bolstered with 938 extra Officers and funding to fight neighbourhood crime

THE Government is bolstering Police forces with extra Officers and resources to cut crime and keep communities safe, as new statistics show that an additional 6,620 Officers have joined forces across England and Wales. The figures published on Thursday, 28 January 2021, which show progress from the launch of...


Liverpool City Region Hits ½ Million Rapid Tests

MORE than ½ million rapid tests for Covid19 have now been taken across the Liverpool City Region. The milestone was reached, on Sunday, 24 January 2021, with over 10,000 positive Covid19 cases having now been identified as part of the pilot; even though they were showing no symptoms at all. The news comes as leaders once again encouraged anyone who must continue to work...


Over 30 people fined for Covid breaches after Officers called to parties and gatherings in Liverpool

MERSEYSIDE Police have issued over 30 people with fixed penalty notices for breaching Covid regulations after Officers visited 2 business in premises in Liverpool. We are told that at around 10.30pm, on Saturday, 30 January 2021, Officers were dealing with an unrelated incident outside a business...


Community Champions to give Covid19 Vaccine advice and boost take up

OVER ₤23 million funding has been allocated to 60 Councils and voluntary groups across England to expand work to support those most at risk from Covid19 and boost vaccine take up, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on 25 January 2021. Through the Community Champions scheme Councils and voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of...


Welcome relief as late filing penalties waived until March 2021

THE Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) have welcomed the announcement from HMRC that self assessment late filing penalties will be waived for returns filed before 1 March 2021. The deadline for 2019 to 2020 self assessment returns is 31 January 2021. Normally, a return filed after this date...




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