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Restoration of 2 historic rail routes gives renewed hope to reviving rail links between:- Southport, Preston and Ormskirk

MP Damien Moore believes the restoration of 2 historic rail routes in a ₤794million Government scheme gives renewed hopes to his ambition to renew rail links between:- Southport, Preston and Ormskirk. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this week that ₤760 million will go towards reinstating services between:- Bicester, Oxfordshire, and Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, for the next phase of East West...


Hospice launches a 'Virtual Pet Show'

ST Joseph's Hospice has launched a:- 'Virtual Pet Show' and is inviting people from across Merseyside and Sefton to enter their pets and help...


Acclaimed stage production set to return in 2021
Photos by Anthony Robling...

Theater Roy Carruthers Lucy Dixon and Mark Moraghan in BTWOL - Photo credit - Anthony Robling

IF all goes to plan, the acclaimed stage production of Helen Forrester's, By The...


Exciting plans for the future of Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre are now underway

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has agreed to fund a significant investment of ₤3.1m to transform the facility, which on completion will provide a new and improved hospitality...


Skyrora's 'Space Tug' Gives Space Sustainability Dream A Lift

SKYRORA has revealed it has conducted successful trials of a:- 'Space Tug' which can play a key part in ensuring the UK becomes a world leader in tackling the issue of space junk. The Scottish based...


Mobile UK reveals results of research into UK consumer attitudes on 5G and health

THE representative body of the UK mobile phone industry, Mobile UK, is launching a public information campaign...


Over 80% of nightclub businesses will not survive past February

WITHOUT urgent action 2021 will see the 'extinction' of nightclubs, warn the Night Time Industries Association. The failure so far of the UK Government to recognise the devastating impact of their...


"It's ok not to be ok" NHS staff speak out to raise mental health awareness

Mental Hlealth NHS - Julie Sheen

AHEAD of this year's national "Time To Talk" day, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) staff...


Liverpool Arts Bar


SITUATED on Hope Street, The Liverpool Arts Bar is a creative hub and gig venue located in the Grade 2 listed Masonic Hall which launched in 2019. The team and venue have successfully adapted during the Pandemic, already having...


Digital job surgeries launched to help 160,000 Brits get back into work

MORE than a 150 000 jobseekers across Great Britain will benefit from new employment support, helping them build their interview skills, find local vacancies and quickly get back into work. A new team of 325 Job Search Advisers are now available online or over the phone to support those recently unemployed who already have the skills and experience needed to move into a new career, but might not be sure where to start. Over the next 12 months, an expected 160,000 jobseekers will receive digital support and advice as part of a new Job Finding Support...


Dobbies stores in Liverpool and Southport partner with Too Good To Go in a bid to tackle food waste
Photo by Stewart Attwood...

THE UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies, has partnered with surplus food...


World's most efficient engine selected for the new 'Manxman' vessel

THE Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's new flagship, Manxman, will be powered by what the Guinness World Records describes as the:- "world's most efficient 4..."


Galloway's launches focus group to help reduce sight loss amongst the BAME community

Saima Ashraf - Pendle Community Radio Awaz 103.1FM

THE sight loss charity Galloway's is working with other organisations to tackle the large number of people within the black, Asian and...


Brushwood and Millvina Care Homes to remain open

Staying open: Brushwood Care Home in Speke, Liverpool.

2 Liverpool Care Homes which were set to close are to remain open and will be transferred to another operator. An agreement has now been reached with provider Bloomcare which means that Brushwood Care Home, in..


Pride for Mobile Mini team after ₤20,000 of donations distributed

STAFF at a leading storage container provider are bursting with pride following the success of its nationwide charity pledge, which support...


North West economy faces ₤243 million hit from key worker pay cuts this year - TUC analysis

NEW analysis published on Friday, 5 February 2021, by the TUC reveals the economic hit to the North West from Government plans to cut pay rises for key workers in the public sector. A total of ₤1.3 billion will be cut from key worker pay settlements in England this year, following announcements made by the...


Steve Rotheram Welcomes Liverpool City Region Town Centres Commission Report

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has welcomed the report of the City Region's Town Centres Commission, which he established in January 2020. The Commission, the 1st of its kind in the country, was set up to investigate how to ensure a prosperous and sustainable long term future for the City...


Nearly ½ of people in the North West have felt the need to take time off because of their mental health during the Pandemic

NEW figures released on Time to Talk Day, on 4 February 2021, showed that mental health is still taboo when it comes to taking time out. A survey of over 4,700 UK adults revealed that nearly half of people in the North West (45%) have felt the need to take time off work, School, or...


Merseyside leaders unite to form new Region wide group to tackle sexual violence

LEADERS from across the Region are marking Sexual Abuse and Violence Awareness Week by uniting to create a new pan-Merseyside group which will work to combat sexual violence, encourage more victims to come forward and further improve the support they receive. The new Merseyside Sexual Violence Strategic Group will bring...


Suicide Prevention Charity Applauds Courageous Kids

CHILDREN are showing remarkable courage and resilience under lockdown, according to a national suicide prevention charity. New figures for 2020 show many under 18's who were struggling with thoughts of suicide found the strength to contact the confidential helpline run by PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. The charity is also praising parents and loved...


Advanced cancer treatment in North West takes a key step forward

THE provision of advanced cancer services in the North West of England took a significant step forward this Wednesday, 3 February 2021, when it was announced that Liverpool will host a pioneering treatment system. The Magnetic Resonance Linear Accelerator (MR Linac) system is a highly advanced single technology which delivers...


58 Projects to Benefit from the ₤500,000 Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has named the successful projects that will be funded through the ₤500k Community Environment Fund, launched in 2020. The 58 successful projects are set to contribute to the City Region's target of being net carbon zero by 2040, improve people's surroundings across the Liverpool City...


End of 6 month MOT extension

THE 1 February marked the end of the 6 month MOT extension that was announced by the Prime Minister during the 1st National UK Lockdown. This, along with several new driving laws that come into force throughout 2021 could see drivers facing a hefty fine or points on their license if not careful. Car Insurance Expert at Confused.com Alex Kindred says:- "The 6 month MOT exemption was a weight off..."



Boots UK opens Covid19 vaccination site in Southport Pharmacy to help vaccinate the nation

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