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BT dials up 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme in the North West

BT has revealed that 183 of its iconic red phone boxes across the North West are up for grabs; as it urges local communities to take advantage of a scheme to help transform them for the 21st century. Since 2008, a total of 451 phone boxes across the Region have been taken on by communities for just ₤1 each, through BT's Adopt a Kiosk programme. Redundant phone boxes, once a lifeline of communication before the arrival of mobile phone networks, have been transformed into everything from:- defibrillator units, mini history museums, even art galleries and book exchanges. BT will also consider adoption...


ArtHouse Gallery re-opens with Spring Open Exhibition 2021

AFTER the imposed Covid19 hibernation, Southport Contemporary Arts' Gallery, the ArtHouse, in Eastbank...


New and expectant mums face increased mental health risks caused by the Pandemic

NEW report raises concerns as services supporting women and babies come under strain. During and after pregnancy, women have faced greater likelihood of poor mental health during the Pandemic, including:- anxiety...


Liverpool makes landmark pledge to protect all of its parks

LIVERPOOL City Council has announced that all of the City's parks are to be protected forever. The City's Acting...


5 year plan for culture revealed as effect of Covid19 Pandemic on Liverpool City Region's creative industry is laid bare

THE Pandemic's impact on Liverpool City Region's cultural industries is revealed in a...


Cheshire and Merseyside health leaders launch drive to help Ethnic Communities feel safe about Covid19 Vaccine following findings from insight research

CHESHIRE and Merseyside NHS is teaming up with Black...


RSPCA deal with more than 16,000 lockdown incidents in North West

THE RSPCA has answered almost 1 million calls since the start of lockdown 1 year ago, and Officers across the North West have dealt with 16,319...


1 year climate plan reveals immediate action to be taken as Liverpool City Region strives to be zero carbon by 2040

DOZENS of immediate actions to tackle the Climate Emergency are highlighted in a 1 year plan set to be...


Introducing... 'The Depot' Liverpool's new Film Studios named as they top out

LIVERPOOL'S new purpose built film and TV stages have officially been named. The new production facilities are to be called The Depot, taking...


"Over 50's should book your Vaccine now!" say Sefton GPs

OVER 50's in Sefton are being urged by local GPs to book their jab, as the local Vaccine programme continues to make good progress. Thousands of people have had their 1st Vaccine at centres across Sefton, and GPs are reminding local over 50's who have yet to have theirs, to book their jabs now. Dr Craig Gillespie local GP, chair and clinical Director of NHS South Sefton CCG said:- "Thousands of our residents most at risk of Covid19 have already had their 1st dose at our Local Centres. As the..."


Commitment made to Maghull communities for strengthened flood risk management

SEFTON Council, the Environment Agency and United Utilities have signed a joint statement of intent to...


Galloway's launches its annual Morecambe Bay Walk

SIGHT loss charity Galloway's is ready to make up for lost time by launching its famous Morecambe Bay Walk, spreading over 2 days this...


Judy and Liza Musical To Be 1 Of The 1st UK Tours Staged Out Of Lockdown
Photo by Andrew AB...

A dazzling and heart warming stage show charting the careers and relationship between Hollywood Mother...


Liverpool to limit rise of "HMO" conversions

LIVERPOOL City Council is to limit the practice of converting smaller homes into houses for multiple occupation (HMOs). The Council's cabinet has on Friday, 19 March 2021...


Action urged on plastic water bottles

FRIENDS of the Earth and City to Sea are marking World Water Day by urging politicians, companies and the public to help reduce plastic pollution caused by the...


Dobbies launches virtual events to get Merseyside gardens blooming this Spring

DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, has announced a programme of...


Innovative project to bring new hydrogen buses and refuelling facilities to Liverpool City Region set to begin

A new project which is seeking to bring 20 hydrogen...


New lifts set to improve access for rail passengers in the City Region

NEW lifts will be installed at 5 Liverpool City Region Rail Stations giving passengers step free access to platforms...


North West families reap the benefits of Tax Free Childcare

NORTH West families using their Tax Free Childcare accounts to pay for their childcare costs are benefitting from a Government top up...


TalkTalk's official response to Ofcom's price increase proposals

REGULATOR Ofcom has announced its decision to raise regulated broadband prices. This will see the cost of most...


Chris Packham supports charity's launch of badger baiting documentary for teenagers

NATURALIST and television presenter, Chris Packham CBE, has voiced his support for a short film from animal...


Local takeaways in Liverpool nominated to win 2021 British Takeaway Award

TAKEAWAY award season is upon us with voting for the British Takeaway Awards now live, Ferne McCann has...


Miss Liverpool City Region to raise money for a local charity with star-studded:- 'Lockdown's Got Talent' show

THE newly crowned Miss Liverpool City Region is calling upon her fellow TV talent...


'Nightingale Court' opens in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL Hilton City Centre Hotel will open its doors as a:- 'Nightingale Court' this week, joining the national effort to tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the criminal justice system. Located in the heart of the City, the new site will help to free up space at the nearby Crown Court for more jury trials by providing an additional Courtroom that will host non-custodial criminal cases such as fines and...


Serious violence reduction orders to be piloted in 4 Police Forces

NEW Court orders to boost efforts to crack down on knife crime will be piloted in 4 Police forces, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced. The 4 forces; Thames Valley, West Midlands, Merseyside and Sussex; will trial the introduction of Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs), which give the Police new stop and search powers...


20,000 refugees who fled Syria resettled in the UK

THE Government has resettled 20,080 refugees escaping the conflict in Syria through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme since September 2015, the Home Secretary has announced, on Thursday, 18 March 2021. In 2015, the then Prime Minister committed to resettling 20,000 refugees as part of the UK's response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Government has...


Why sleeping naked could be more beneficial than you think

NOW that summer has begun in earnest, research reveals why ditching your PJ's before bed could be more beneficial than you think. In the summer months, the average household temperature in the UK rises to 20 degrees. With this in mind, online furniture retailer, Furniture Choice, polled the British public to find out how this could affect...


Care England comments on 'Sleep Ins' ruling

THE largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, Care England, has welcomed the clarity provided by the Supreme Court with the Sleep In judgement delivered this morning. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "After a lot of uncertainty it is useful to have this ruling from the Supreme Court. Our staff..."


Tell Healthwatch your Care Home story

HEALTHWATCH Sefton, the local independent champion for health and care, wants to hear people's experience of what it's been like being in a Care Home during the past 12 months. Diane Blair, Manager of Healthwatch Sefton, explained:- "During this Pandemic, we have not been able to plan our Enter and View visits into Care Homes and, as a result, have not been able to talk to residents..."




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