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The River of Light Trail 2021
THE River of Light Trail was
opened on 24 March 2021, 1 year since the 1st UK Lockdown started. Sadly, over
the weekend Culture Liverpool had to close it. In a press announcement and on
Social Media they said:- “Due to high winds the River Of Light will have
to be turned off. We hope to switch back on on Monday and look forward to
welcoming you back throughout the week.” If you have not already seen it, it is an
outdoor illuminated gallery of stunning light installations, located
around Liverpool’s City Centre (UK). It includes a beautiful Rainbow
Bridge on the City’s iconic waterfront, near Graving Dock, and other
visual installations made by local, national, and...
Regal Entertainments Become
New Owners Of St Helens Theatre Royal
THE new owner of St Helens
Theatre Royal has been announced as Regal Entertainments Ltd. Regal..
New mural for
LOCATED in Chinatown's Great
George's Square, Liverpool, is a new 50 metre wide and 2 metre high spray
painted artwork is a striking red, yellow and blue mural, featuring an ox to
mark the lunar New Year. The ox is a symbol of hope...
traders announced for new look Southport Market
TRADITIONAL wood fired pizza from local business 600
Degrees is heading to Southport Market as part of...
New app makes it even
easier to report hate crime in Merseyside
A new smartphone app has been
launched in Merseyside to assist victims and witnesses to report hate crime and...
Strictly's coming to
St. Joseph's Hospice
THE ultimate Strictly fundraising
event is being planned by St. Joseph's Hospice for September 2021, and is
looking for participants who fancy hitting the...
UK Tech Job Openings Declined
in 2020, but Demand for Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Skills is on
THE number of technology job listings in the UK
declined by 57% during the past year...
Southport martial arts expert offers
safety classes for woman after Sarah Everard murder
A martial arts expert from Southport has been
inundated with requests after organising self protection classes for...
Marco Pierre White's
Liverpool Restaurant Prepares To Open
A popular Liverpool restaurant is set to reopen its
doors, on 12 April 2021, following the easing of Lockdown...
Street is sparkling again!
SOUTHPORT'S new 300,000 individual LED bulbs are now
illuminating the mile long length of the Victorian Boulevard, n Southport's Lord
Street. The scheme led by Southport BID has used 20 miles of electrical cables
to illuminate the 80 trees. These lights replace the outdated lights and were
the start of a project to restore the Town's fortunes. Now the historic road is
sparkling again, it is hopped that they will help...
The 3 big reasons
to ditch the car in favour of walking and cycling for short journeys
MOTORISTS in the Liverpool City Region are being urged
to ditch the car for short...
Morrisons to donate 100,000 chocolate eggs this Easter
MORRISONS has announced it will be donating 100,000
chocolate eggs to those in need in the run up to the Easter weekend. Morrisons
Community Champions at all stores nationwide will be...
challenge set for local young writers
THE Future Writers project has been launched for 2021
by careers support organisation Future U, as part of its creative writing
programme which aims to inspire young people to explore the benefits of reading
and writing and the educational opportunities available. It has been...
Community Library has been stolen!
ON Friday, 26 March 2021, on Clifton Road, Meols Cop,
Southport, at around 5pm and 5.30pm, a family's Little Community Library (Book
Drop) was stolen.
New Lines to help maximize
parking capacity at Formby Point's Car Park
FORMBY is 1 of the fastest
changing coastlines that National Trust and that has lead to a huge challenge in
providing car parking space...
Huge increase in fly tipping
THE UK's Lockdown has seen a
massive increase in litter and fly tipping that is harming the countryside and
Work to build a new driving range at
Sefton Council's Bootle Golf Course is underway
AFTER a detailed tendering
service, Sefton Council has appointed Davies Building and Maintenance as the
main contractor to build the new, ₤240,000, 10 bay driving range facility. Work
on site starts this week with separate contractors supporting the installation
of new fencing and outfield improvements to the site. Designed to enhance...
Man jailed for
knifepoint robberies - Merseyside
DEAN Porter, aged 38, of no fixed
abode, pleaded guilty to theft, threatening with a bladed article and robbery
and was sentenced to serve 6 years in jail and 4 on licence, at Liverpool Crown
Court, on Monday, 22 March 2021. The Court heard how on Saturday, 27 June last
year, Porter approached 3 youths, at Formby Station, producing a knife and
taking the phone of...
learnt in a year of working from home
23 March 2021 marked 1 year since Boris Johnson
announced the 1st Covid19 Lockdown in the UK and ordered people to stay at home.
At the time, the Prime Minister said he was confident the country could turn the
tide of Coronavirus in 12 weeks, but after a year of Lockdowns, bubbles and
tiers, the UK's workforces are still working from what were supposed to be
New X-ray body scanners stops illegal
items entering North West prisons
AN advanced X-ray body scanner
has prevented illegal items, including drugs, tobacco, and mobile phones,
entering HMP Berwyn within just 1 month of being installed. The innovative
equipment being rolled out across England and Wales is part of the Government's
bold ₤100 million package to boost security in prisons and crack...
Set up Self Assessment payment
plans by 1 April 2021
SELF Assessment taxpayers have
until 1 April 2021 to pay any outstanding tax liabilities in full or set up an
online payment plan for the 2019 to 2020 financial year to avoid incurring
penalty charges, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has urged.
Last month, HMRC said that due to the impact of the Covid19 Pandemic, they were
giving Self Assessment taxpayers more time to pay...
30.6 million Brits
currently at risk of digital exclusion due to a drop in cash use
AT least 30.6 million Brits
could be at risk of being left vulnerable in society due to an
inability to use digital payment methods amidst a significant drop
in cash use, new data reveals. Global Payment Trends collates
official data from payment reports and demographic statistics to
reveal the potential societal repercussions of digital exclusivity,
Sefton Council set to explore
ways to develop and improve Southport's historic Botanic Gardens
SEFTON Council's Green Sefton
Service are looking at ways to develop and improve Southport's popular Botanic
Gardens which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The park was
designed in 1876 and is included on Historic England's:- 'Register of
Parks and Gardens of Special...'
The Need for Flexible
Regulation to Assess Quality
CARE England, the
largest representative body of independent adult social care
providers, has today responded to the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
consultation on changes for flexible regulation.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:-
"It is disappointing that it took a Pandemic to highlight the..."