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Trailblazing role of passengers in designing the Liverpool City Region's new fleet of trains sets a new standard

TRANSPORT Focus asked local people in the Liverpool City Region just that as part of a research exercise, commissioned by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, that placed passengers at the heart of the decision making process. Rail users were invited to take part in the research to inform the design process for the new, state of the art trains, in a move that's been hailed as trailblazing for the UK rail industry. The full report on passenger consultation, published on Thursday, 25...


Green light for improvement works to enhance Ainsdale Beach facilities

FOLLOWING approval at January's full Council meeting, plans are now progressing for improved access and facilities at Sefton's Ainsdale Beach. In 2020, the Council saw huge numbers of visitors flocking to the coast. This highlighted the need for further investment to maintain the best possible...


Hospice invites supporters to take on abseil challenge

ST Joseph's Hospice is on the lookout for anyone who would like to take on an adrenaline fuelled challenge in the heart of Liverpool this summer. On...


Southport BID CEO Rachel Fitzgerald is calling on people to support local businesses as they reopen over the next few months

THE Prime Minister yesterday revealed his 'roadmap out...'


RMT demand Government action to stop ship owners exploitation of seafarers

SEAFARERS UNION RMT have responded to the latest Government statistics on the number of UK seafarers working in the shipping industry in 2020. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:- "The shipping industry says it is seeking a level..."


Appeal launched to help Southport Dad in US Hospital waiting for kidney transplant

AN appeal has been launched to help a Southport dad who is in a US Hospital desperately in need of a kidney transplant...


Do you want to send your name to Mars?

This is the 1st 360 degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
Photo with thanks to:- NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU.

WITH all the interest in Space and Mars, would you like to have your name on the Red Planet? Well 11 million names have made it to Mars on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. As the rover's dramatic touchdown stirred the emotions and imagination of...


New Boost for Liverpool City Region's ₤2.9 billion Community and Social Sector
Photos by Southport Snapper.

ON 26 February 2021, SUP North assisted the emergency services, at around 5.40pm...


Southport men run up sand hills 500 times to raise money for children's Hospice

2 Southport men are taking on a gruelling challenge for charity; climbing a steep sand hills 500 times between...


Could lockdown ending bring a return of the traffic issues we witnessed last year?

AS the UK Government launched a fresh:- "stay at home" message despite declining infection rates, the success of the vaccine rollout and the announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown, it has not stopped many for heading to the coast.  As a new advertising blitz was launched, England's chief medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said...


Liverpool Special School Opens its Gates

A new state of the art, Special School has opened in Liverpool, to support children across Merseyside, who have a range of complex educational needs.  Cavendish View School is the latest addition to Education Services run by Ambito Care and Education (part of the Salutem Group), which also has a Nursery, in Liverpool, Walton Early Years Centre, located next to the...


Research Reveals the Impact of Covid19 on Parental Guilt in the UK

RESEARCH has revealed that parents are feeling more guilt than ever before due to the additional pressures caused by the Covid19 Pandemic. Lockdown has placed families under new and unique pressures since restrictions were 1st implemented in March 2020. As a result, almost ¾ of UK parents are feeling additional guilt, despite having no control over the...


264,800 Help to Save accounts opened

MORE than 264,000 individuals have opened a Help to Save account, statistics from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed. 'Help to Save' is the Government backed savings scheme that allows individuals to earn a 50p bonus for every ₤1 saved over 4 years. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the 2nd and 4th year and is based on how much account holders have saved. Account holders...


Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launches game changing new digital partnership

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the launch of a new ₤30m partnership that will help make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the UK and ultimately lead to a ₤1 billion boost to the local economy. Work has already begun on a 212km full fibre, gigabit capable network infrastructure that will help position the...


Government renews calls for pensioners in the North West to check if they are eligible for extra financial help via Pension Credit

PENSIONERS across the North West are being urged to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit as figures show many could be missing out on a vital financial boost. More than 196,000 pensioners in the North West currently receive...


17 year old arrested and referred for safeguarding as part of focused fortnight tackling County Lines activity on the rail network

A 17 year old boy has been arrested and referred to the National Referral Mechanism for Safeguarding after being found in possession of ₤2,000, heroin and crack cocaine at Crewe Railway Station. The arrest was part of a 2 week...



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