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Census 2021 - What is it and why should I fill it in?

UNDER the Census Act 1920 you must complete the National UK Census Form is issued every 10 years in England and Wales. If you live in England and Wales, the Census falls on 21 March 2021. The data is taken off, but the personal information of the Census Returns remain confidential for 100 years and is now run by the UK’s largest independent producer of Official Statistics (OTS) and its conducted by the National Statistical Institute...


Balanced budget for Liverpool recommended for approval

LIVERPOOL City Council's Cabinet has approved budget proposals which will protect key frontline services and help the economy recover from the Covid19 Pandemic. The balanced budget for 2021/22 includes:- A commitment to long term funding for the...


40 MPs tell Chancellor and PM, act now or see 'extinction' of UK nightlife

THE All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Night Time Economy, a cross party group of more than 40 MPs, has today published the findings of its recent inquiry...


New initiative helps entrenched rough sleepers in to their own home

A man who has spent 6 years living on the streets now has a place to call home thanks to new funding to convert much...


Family says with Covid19 restrictions in full force, we have not been able to be there to support our Mum through her cancer treatment, but Maggie's could

ALICE Jones has recently undertaken a running challenge to raise funds for Maggie's Merseyside...


New magazine support launched for West Lancs College students

A new magazine designed to help College students in West Lancashire to choose their next career steps has been launched by Future U...


Chester Racecourse promises to be a unique and new experience for everyone attending its famous Boodles May Festival 2021

THE oldest operating racecourse in the world is planning to become the 1st...


Southport retirement community completes 1st round of Covid vaccines

ALL homeowners and team members at The Sailings on Alexandra Road have received their 1st dose of the...


Dog poo litter up 200% since lockdown

WALKING the dog has become one of the few opportunities to get outside for some fresh air during lockdown, but it has come at a stinking, germ ridden cost. A rubbish collection company says that...


Former Shorrocks Hill Country Club becomes a film location

A new Netflix thriller is now being filmed at the old Shorrocks Hill Country Club, located in Formby, on the junction of Lifeboat Road and St Luke's Church Road and Bushby's Lane. RED Company Production are filming the upcoming crime drama Stay Close, from Sunday, 21 February 2021, until Friday, 26 February 2021. Traffic management is in place in the area and the National Trust car Park is still open, but people are being reminded that...


The transformation of Southport Market is a step closer

SOUTHPORT'S Town Center Market is a step closer to being transformed into a leading food, drinks and events space, with work now underway. The market is...


Industry experts offer free online advice to support disabled staff

FREE specialist online teach-ins for employers wanting to better support disabled staff in their roles are being run by...


Liverpool to mark 1 year since the 1st Covid lockdown

ON Tuesday, 23 March 2021, the City will stage an emotive event; Liverpool Together:- exactly 1 year on since the start of the 1st lockdown in...


22 heritage organisations will benefit Government's ₤1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

THE Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the final awards to be allocated from the 1st round of the Government's ₤1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The latest grants, awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, build on over ₤1 billion...


More help for Self Assessment Taxpayers

SELF Assessment Taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April 2021, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. The payment deadline for Self Assessment, was on 31 January 2021, and interest is charged from 1 February 2021, on any amounts outstanding. Normally, a 5% late payment penalty is also charged on any unpaid tax...


A 3rd of UK parents want to home school after the Pandemic

A 3rd of UK parents are considering home schooling their children even after Schools reopen, new research has revealed, with young parents the most likely to continue. The study, conducted by home education provider, Oxford Home Schooling, found that 30% of the nation's parents are thinking of home schooling permanently. This figure rises to 36% among...


Tesco customers told to check bank statements after a "technical error"

OVER the last few weeks, there have been multiple reports of shoppers in Tesco being double, or even triple charged for their shopping, as the supermarket chain experiences payment issues throughout the UK. The supermarket chain said a:- "technical error" meant customers who purchased fuel over October 2020 into...


New green scheme for Liverpool homeowners

LIVERPOOL residents are being given the chance to make their home more energy efficient and save money at the same time. Liverpool City Council has been awarded Government funding to install external wall insulation in homes that meet the criteria and would benefit from the scheme. Healthy Homes Team Programme Manager, Anju Rooney, said:- "We're committed to working with..."


Liverpool Friends of the Earth asks Metro Mayors to adopt climate action plan

LIVERPOOL Friends of the Earth along with a coalition of groups from across the City Region is asking Metro Mayor candidates to commit to using the important resources and influence they have to make sure their regions are as climate and nature friendly as possible. As the UK Government tries to steer the country through the...


Government announces plan to scrap EU law, ensuring British drivers avoid ₤50 a year insurance hike

BRITISH drivers will avoid an estimated ₤50 a year increase in motor insurance costs as the Government confirms it plans to do away with the controversial EU 'Vnuk' law, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, from Sunday, 21 February 2021 announcement. The Vnuk law requires a wider range of vehicles than those...




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