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Finding out more about the Climbing Hanger re-opening

WE have had a large number of readers contacting us about litter in and around the Village, with many highlighting the side ally, next to Subway as a good example of problems associated with takeaways. An example of this was an email from a reader who did not want to be named, that said:- "The side ally next to Subway stinks! It is often full of discarded takeout rappers and cups from the venue. It is not the only area to be affected by..."


Country Trust's Farm in a Box is providing the educational ingredients for children to thrive in challenging times

THE County Trust's Farm in a Box delivers unique and essential learning...


RNIB makes accessible books free for children in the North West for World Book Day

TO celebrate World Book Day, that was on Thursday, 4 March 2021, the Royal National...


Nominate a local community group in your local Town for a chance of getting a stage in ₤20,000 grant fund

BOOST drinks, leading functional drinks brand, as created a ₤20k fund, which is being made available to community groups who are...


EU nationals urged to #ProtectYourRights

EU nationals across Liverpool are being reminded that they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to...


'We Can Work It Out' - Liverpool's Pledge

LIVERPOOL has set out its very own roadmap to recovery which will build a better, brighter and fairer future for all. At the heart of the plans are 10 pledges which aim to make the City, its...


British Transport Police Dog Squad sniff out offenders in the North

NEW canine recruits to the British Transport Police Northern Unit are proving the nose always knows. PD Ben...


A cross party group of MPs hope to save direct train lines

A cross party group of MPs and community leaders have come together to safeguard essential rail services that serve ½ a million people in the North West. The MPs for...


Train Guard assaulted at Up-Holland Station - Merseyside

DO you recognise this man? The British Transport Police are investigating an alleged assault at Up-Holland railway Station and have released an image in connection with the incident.  We are told that the incident was reported to have taken place just after 3pm...


Have you seen any 'Little Free Library' locations in the Liverpool City Region?

AS it was World Book Day on Thursday, 4 March 2021, we thought we would highlight an interesting community idea that aims to promote reading for pleasure. In recent years is becoming quite a new feature, types of wall hung library boxes have been appearing all over the UK. These small boxes aim to provide not only a helpful service, but also an extraordinarily interesting way to connect neighbourhoods. These free 'Library' book sharing boxes have blossomed all over the world and have captured the imagination of many book lovers, often within many rural communities who have lost their tradionally Library...


Liverpool launches consultation on next phase of pop up cycling

LIVERPOOL City Council has launched a month long consultation on the 2nd phase of its ambitious pop up cycling network. The City is aiming to create a 65 mile cycling...


Dazzling new lights along Lord Street in Southport would stretch across the Channel

SO many new lights are being installed along the historic Lord Street boulevard in Southport that if they were laid out end to end, they would...


Southport Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis comments on the ₤37.5 Town Deal that will ensure Town's future success

THE owner of Southport Pleasureland, Norman Wallis, who us part of the Town Deal...


₤37.5m Town Deal investment shows Southport is a great place to invest and do business!

SOUTHPORT BID's CEO Rachel Fitzgerald has welcomed the announcement of ₤37.5million Town Deal funding for Southport. The BID had a place on the Town Deal Board...


Historic street set for 2 week closure

ONE of Liverpool's original 7 medieval streets is to temporarily close tomorrow as part of a ₤47m highways scheme in the City Centre. Water Street, which used to lead down to the Mersey...


Lovell breaking ground for women in construction

THE construction industry is widely reported to have the worst gender balance of any UK industry, with just 13%, 1 of all workers being female. As the 8 March 2021 celebrates...


Green waste collections to resume in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL'S garden waste collection service is to resume from Monday, 22 March 2021. The date is later than usual because of the Covid...


The Florrie charity runner runs ½ Marathon in alley due to self isolating + fund raising

ON Saturday, 27 February 2021, Sefton Park Rangers' 40 squad members ran the distance of Liverpool to Amsterdam in aid of The...


Children and families need your help more than ever; please donate your daily commute or coffee

AS the Coronavirus crisis worsens, more and more vulnerable children and young people are feeling the effects of repeated lockdowns, uncertainty and isolation. The impact of the 2nd wave is pushing a generation of the most vulnerable children in our country into a downward spiral of deprivation. Barnardo's are asking people to donate...


On International Women's Day, The Girls Network is saving the future of young women across Merseyside

A national mentoring charity, which supports young women from the least advantaged communities across England, will be celebrating its success in saving the class of 2021, across Merseyside, on International Women's Day, Monday, 8 March 2021. With both School closures and cancelled exams, many young people in Merseyside will....


Southport MP Damien Moore appalled by 4.99% Council Tax rise in Sefton

THE Southport MP, Damien Moore, has gone on record saying that he is appalled by the:- "abominable" decision to demand an extra 4.99% in Council Tax from local families as they struggle to cope with the impact of the Covid19 Pandemic. The Labour led Sefton Council last night voted to pile more tax onto hard working local people, on top...


Have your say on dog theft

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy is supporting a national survey designed to understand public perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. Demand for dogs as pets has increased during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The cost of some puppies, on Pets4Homes, is currently as high as ₤3,000, making them a valuable commodity to...


More than ½ of adults living in the North West are unaware regular exercise can help reduce bowel cancer risk

A new poll commissioned by Bowel Cancer UK reveals that more than ½ of adults living in the North West (60%) are not aware regular exercise could help to reduce the risk of bowel cancer; the UK's second biggest cancer killer. Every year more than 42,000...


Views welcomed on improvements to transport links through Sefton's Maritime Corridor

CYCLISTS, pedestrians and motorists, as well as local businesses, are being encouraged to share their views on Sefton Council's scheme to improve transport links for all who use the Maritime Corridor. Stretching from Switch Island to the Netherton Way (A5038), the Maritime Corridor links...


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