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Royal British Legion Formby Branch marked the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

THE Royal British Legion Formby Branch marked the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh by laying a Poppy Wreath at the Formby Village War Memorial. Due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, and the wishes of the Royal Family, only 2 representatives took part in the ceremony. His Royal Highness, The Prince, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died 2 months short of his 100th birthday, at Windsor Castle. He was a loyal servant of the UK and of the Commonwealth. As the longest serving royal consort in British history, he has become...


Southport Air Show 2021 has been cancelled

THE 2021 Southport Air Show will not take place this year due to continued uncertainty over large scale events. Anyone who has already purchased a ticket for the...


SCA's collaborative postcard unites Southport artists to put on:- "Wish you were here!"

THE enterprising team at Southport Contemporary Arts, in sunny Southport, came up...


Dobbies Southport reopens soft plays with safety measures in place

DOBBIES have announced the launch of its 1st ever:- 'Not Your Average Gardener' awards, to find the best and most dedicated gardeners...


Southport Comedy Festival 2021 will now go ahead after securing vital backing from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund

SOME of the top names in UK comedy will be heading to Victoria Park, in Southport, for some much needed laughter this October 2021. The...


100th Ainsdale Show postponed until 2022

THE 100th Ainsdale Show, which was to have been held in July this year, on Ainsdale Village Green, has been postponed until 2 July 2022 due to the continuing Covid...


St Joseph's Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom's achievements in special fundraising event

FOLLOWING the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom...


Invisible Wind Factory reveals the Rollerdrome – launching 22 May 2021

FROM May 2021, Liverpool's Invisible Wind Factory are debuting their brand new concept comes the Rollerdrome. The iconic venue is being transformed into an immersive production and a...


Royal British Legion Formby Branch marked the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

THE Royal British Legion Formby Branch marked the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of...


Call for carers to book Covid19 jab

AS the Covid19 Vaccination Programme continues to make good progress, GPs in Sefton are reminding unpaid carers to get registered and come forward for their Vaccine.  Some unpaid carers may not receive an invitation for their Vaccination if their carer status is not known to the NHS so it's important to ensure they are registered with Sefton Carers Centre who can help with this. Sefton Carers Centre will register unpaid carers and provide them with a letter as proof of their status. Unpaid carers will...


Liverpool's LightNight launches Crowdfunder and presses 'Play' on 2021

LIVERPOOL'S LightNight, a 1 night arts festival will return, on Friday, 21 May 2021, with the theme of 'Play.' The...


Deva Fest Set To Return To Chester This Summer

THE organisers of the successful Deva Fest in Chester have announced the 3 day event will return for...


Liverpool Arts Festival celebrates 21 years with high profile guests

LIVERPOOL'S acclaimed Writing on the Wall Festival returns next month with a...


RSPCA urges public to keep an eye out for wildlife after pond polluted

THE RSPCA is urging the public to keep an eye out for waterbirds which may have...


Cats Protection shops in Merseyside excited to welcome back customers

CATS Protection's charity shops in Southport and West Kirby are reopening their doors to customers, on Monday...


Construction students gain valuable insights from industry

CONSTRUCTION Crafts and Professional Construction students from Hugh Baird College had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the industry with a talk from construction company Whitfield and Brown and...


Merseyside PCC thanks Chief Constable for 36 years of exceptional public service

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has released an open letter, on Friday, 9 April 2021, to Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM...


Foreign Travel Uncertainty is Costing Spanish Holiday Home Owners Thousands

MORE than 600,000 Brits have been left in expensive Tax limbo by the latest Government update on overseas travel, according to accountancy firm Spanish Taxes Online. Non-resident holiday homeowners have to pay Spain's 24% Modelo 210 Tax on the estimated letting value of their property, whether rented out or used...


₤128,000 funding boost to support cultural and heritage sites in Southport

DAMIEN Moore MP has welcomed the announcement that Southport will receive ₤128,800 to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas, as they reopen and recover from Coronavirus. This is part of the ₤400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England...


With cask beer sales hit a new campaign says:- "Cask is BACK, so back CASK"

A new campaign launching today is calling on beer drinkers to back British brewing and pubs and opt for a pint of fresh cask beer from a local independent brewery when they return to pubs. Sales of hand pulled cask beer, which can only be sold in pubs, have been hit hard by Coronavirus restrictions, with sales of this fresh British...


North West employers leading the way in support for disabled workers

MORE than 3,000 employers in the North West have signed up to the Government's flagship Disability Confident scheme to date, leading the way and showing their commitment to supporting disabled people in the workplace. New figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reveal that 3,054 in the North West have signed up to the...


Applications for the Restart grant are due to go live on 12 April 2021

BUSINESSES re-opening after the ending of National Lockdown Restrictions may be eligible for a Restart Grant of between ₤2667 and ₤18,000 depending upon the type of business and the rateable value of the property they occupy. Grants are only available to Business Rates payers registered with the Council and subject to the...



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