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Jazz and Classics fans delighted by Skies 1st live acts

ON 7 August 2021, 22 year old Liverpool, Mezzo-Soprano, Sophie Clarke, delivered a fantastic night of music to a packed out Skies Lounge, on Lord Street, Southport. Sophie is a highly talented singer who has been awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters of Music, in Classical Singing and Opera, at The Royal Northern College of Music. The Liverpool born Mezzo-Soprano career has only just begun with some highlights in recent years including performing as:- The Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in the latest performance of...


Hollyoaks Hunk David Tag Announced To Lead The Cast In St Helens Christmas Panto

ROLL up, roll up! Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to St Helens Theatre Royal this Christmas and producers have announced that Hollyoaks...


Sefton Council commissions artist Paul Curtis for Toad Hall transformation

AWARD winning street artist Paul Curtis starts work on his largest ever mural this week, to brighten up Ainsdale's Toad Hall. Sefton Council has...


Metro Mayor and Stirling Prize winning Design Champion support inaugural Liverpool Architecture Festival

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram and Stirling Prize winning...


Walkers raise more than ₤15,500 during the Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk

AROUND 800 walkers made the epic journey across Morecambe Bay, helping to make a Lancashire sight loss...


Elli Wilson - Miss Merseyside 2021 (Miss England Finalist) - Coral Vita Interview

MISS England Finalist, 22 year old, Elli Wilson, Miss Merseyside 2021, from West Kirby Merseyside, UK, has been finding out more about how we can save the Ocean...


Strawberry Field encourages families to:- 'Get Back to Play' with free activities to enjoy through Summer

STRAWBERRY Field, the iconic location immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit:- 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' is the site of the former...


Macmillan to host virtual health and wellbeing event

SOUTHPORT, Formby and West Lancashire residents are being invited to a month long virtual Health and Wellbeing...


Liverpool ONE celebrates the unveiling of a new art installation

THE award winning leisure and retail destination Liverpool ONE is set to unveil a bright and eye catching art...


RSPCA braced for a hectic hedgehog season as calls spike in the summer

THIS summer looks set to be a hectic season for hedgehogs for the RSPCA after calls about the prickly creatures peaked at this time last year. A total of 6,200 calls about sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs were made to the RSPCA's national helpline in 2020, 1855 of which were made in July and August alone compared to just 199 calls taken in January and February. Across 2020, an average of 5 hedgehogs per day were admitted to 1 of the charity's 4 specialist wildlife centres, but in the...


ArtHouse Gallery to host:- 'Portraiture In Oils'

NEIL Prior, a professional portrait artist now living in Southport after retiring in 2018 as a Police Officer, from the Leicestershire Constabulary...


Racing to help prevent young suicides

A North West based suicide prevention charity is hoping to attract the attention of thousands of amateur motor racing fans. 4 brothers who compete in Autograss racing are showing support for Warringtonbased PAPYRUS...


Family Shows Announced For Liverpool Theatre Festival Next Month

4 new shows for children form part of this year's programme for the return of Liverpool Theatre Festival in September 2021. The exciting family...


D&D Live Stream for local charity

ALEX D'Arcy who member of a group organising what will be a very unusual charity event has sent us this message to explain what they plan to do on 20 August 2021 for charity...


Successful North West leisure group takes over leading Southport gastropub

AS the North West's Circle and Hen group are preparing for a busy summer season ahead, they are also celebrating...


Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2021

THE balls are ready to fly again at this years Liverpool International Tennis Tournament after a long gap due to the Pandemic. This is 1 of the most anticipated...


Merseyrail launches ecoATMphone recycling kiosks across network

MERSEYRAIL has teamed up with tech company ecoATM to give passengers the...


Southport's Yorkshire Building Society calls for baby item donations

Colleagues from the Southport branch of Yorkshire Building Society with some of the items collected for The Baby Kind

NEW nearly new clothes, hooded baby towels, cellular...


Letter to the Editor:- "The 3rd John Hulley Cup Event"

"ONCE again, I would like to extend a great big thank you to Barry Fairfield for organizing the event which is our 3rd John Hulley Legacy Golf Day. To all you Golfers I extend a very warm..."


UCU general secretary Jo Grady and local MP Ian Byrne to join staff and students at University of Liverpool strike rally

STRIKING staff at the University of Liverpool fighting cuts to the faculty of health and life sciences will be protesting at University Square, on Monday, 9 August 2021, at 12pm, in defence of 2 colleagues threatened with the sack. The rally marks the 5th of 10 days of strike action and...


Victims of fraud still receiving a poor service from Police

TOO many victims of fraud are still receiving a poor service from the Police and are denied justice, an independent review has found. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that the detrimental effect of fraud is as great today as it has ever been. In the year ending March 2021, although other crimes decreased by 19%, overall...




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