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Interview with Alexandra Molton a 1st Time Marathon Runner who has raised money for communities both home and away

A 1st time Marathon runner, Alexandra Molton, has raised ₤1,059.50, and counting, for charity by taking on an incredible fitness challenge to support fragile communities in the UK and overseas. Alex, who is 23 and from Southport, set herself the ultimate challenge of running a Marathon with just 3 weeks of training to raise money for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) and The Big Help Project. She told us that she had taken on this challenge after starting work at The Big Help....


Advice from Sefton's Director of Public Health on staying safe when meeting others outdoors

FOLLOWING the easing of restrictions earlier this week, Sefton Council's Director of Public Health, Margaret Jones, has shared her advice for...


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SOUTH Shore Productions are looking for people to take part in a new television series...


Nuns on the run in Liverpool raising money for families facing water poverty overseas

SISTER MaryAnne Francalanza and Sister Lynne Baron from the St Hughes and St Clare's...


Children in the North West Are Spending an Additional 4 Hours Per Day in Their Bedrooms Due to the Pandemic

RESEARCH has revealed the impact that spending more time indoors has had on...


Animal Farm voted the nation's favourite School book

GEORGE Orwell's political fable Animal Farm has been...


Local Swimming School receives vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation

SOUTHPORT Aquatic Academy applied for the grant as part of Swimathon Foundation's 2nd Covid19 Relief Fund...


More than 80 well known employers commit to '1st of its kind' jobs fair this April

ROLES will be available with names including:- Greggs, Network Rail, Booking.com and more NorthWestWorks4U, the virtual jobs fair taking place...


Liverpool photo wins National Lockdown Photography Competition

ENTRANTS to the competition were asked to share photos of their daily walks during Lockdown, on social media...


Businesses urged to sign up to Southport Gift Card as Lockdown restrictions ease

LOCAL businesses in Southport are being invited to sign up to the new Southport Gift Card as the date for the easing of National Covid Lockdown restrictions gets closer. Southport Gift Card was launched by the Southport Business Improvement District last year as a way of giving a boost to our local economy while encouraging people to spend local. From Monday, 12 April 2021, if all goes well, businesses which will be allowed to reopen will include:- all shops; personal care; most outdoor attractions; indoor leisure including gyms; self contained accommodation; all children's activities; and outdoor hospitality. Over 80 Southport...


Paper gives voice to those bereaved during the Pandemic

THE 1st paper to give voice to those bereaved during the Covid19 Pandemic has been published in Palliative Medicine. Researchers, at...


Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For 2021 And Adds Summer Event For New Works

Bill Elms - Photo by Wesley Storey.

LIVERPOOL Theatre Festival returns this Autumn after a hugely successful inaugural...


Liverpool Arts Festival celebrates 21 years with high profile guests

Elif Shafak - Photo by Ferhat Elik

LIVERPOOL'S acclaimed Writing on the Wall Festival returns next month with a line up of famous names to...


"FLAVOURS" heads to the The Atkinson Art Gallery

3 very different local artists are linked through their personal use of colour in a new exhibition, at The Atkinson...


Multimillion pound scheme to roll out zero emission buses across England launched!

TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has launched a multimillion pound scheme to enable local transport Authorities to roll out zero emission buses, as the Government continues to build back greener. Up to ₤120 million is being made available through the Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme, which will allow...


Next steps outlined following Best Value inspection

LIVERPOOL City Council has outlined the next steps following the publication of a report by Government Inspector, Max Caller CBE, into its Highways, Regeneration and Property Management functions. He found failings in relation to land disposal, governance and the relationship between elected members and officers, and makes a series of...


Public good purchasing could generate billions for disadvantaged communities

PUBLIC bodies and housing associations are being urged to use their purchasing power to tackle inequality within local communities in a new guide published, on Monday, 29 March 202, by the BetterForUs Campaign 2020 to 2024. 'Procurement for Community Public Good' provides a route map to how commissioners...




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