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Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2021 - Part 1

THE last 12 months have been devastating for sports, and its effects could be seen at the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, that ran over 19 August to 20 August 2021. The event was held at the Liverpool Cricket Club was not as big as normal, due to the funding issues, following the UK's Covid19 Lockdowns and the continued International Travel issues. Despite the problems this event still managed to deliver 2 days fantastic of action, despite the rain on the 1st day. The event was very friendly, relaxed and fun. A refreshing brake from all the problems we have had over the recreant year. It was not just the very entertaining match on the Court that entertained the...


Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns for autumn 2021!

THE Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back for 2021, bringing the latest action and adventure films to venues around the UK this autumn. The tour features 2 different...


Avid VHS movie buff travelling 600 miles to collect 20,000 tapes before they go into landfill

A man who runs the UK's last video shop is driving 600 miles, on Wednesday, to save 20,000 VHS tapes from being...


Liverpool Architecture Festival announces expert panel from industry and TV to judge competition to design Liverpool Townhouse of the future

CHANNEL 4 Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud joins Stirling Prize winning Architect Paul Monaghan and the...


Looking at local businesses:- 'Sweet Rosso Tomatoes Southport'

BACK in December 2019, we started to look, at doing reports about local businesses and showing off what...


Decade long animal ban for man who threw puppy to the ground

A man who was caught on mobile phone throwing a crossbreed puppy to the ground has been banned...


Strawberry Moon to host a Bank Holiday charity Beer and Prosecco Festival

THE Wirral's idyllic countryside gem, Strawberry Moon, is hosting a family friendly Beer...


Grishma appointed to Equality and Diversity role at City Hearts

GRISHMA Bijukumar has recently been appointed as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, at Liverpool based national anti...


Robbie Williams' X Factor choir release debut single

LIVERPOOL'S LMA Choir, who were mentored by Robbie Williams in 2018's The X Factor, have launched their debut single:- 'Best Life.' The choir, which was created at media, music and performing...


Campaigners disrupt Port of Liverpool to highlight role in unpopular road proposal

ON Friday, 20 August 2021, The Save Rimrose Valley campaign held their 1st mass demonstration since the Covid19 Pandemic, which was hailed as a major success in its campaign against the Government's Port of Liverpool Access Road project.  It is estimated that almost a thousand people from the surrounding communities and beyond marched to the Port of Liverpool’s entrance in Seaforth, with roads blocked and Port bound HGVs forced to wait among the traffic. Sarah Edey, a local Primary School Teacher and Trustee of the charity Rimrose Valley...


Now is the time to enrol at KGV 6th Form College in Southport

NOW is the time to enrol at KGV 6th Form College in Southport; and tutors can't wait to welcome students back this September 2021. The...


Huge, new ITV Show, with:- 'Life Changing Prize' is looking for People in our area!

A brand new ITV Saturday night game show, called:- 'Fortune Favours the Brave,' is set to be hosted by a very well known pair, Ant and Dec...


Parents and carers advised to be aware of the signs of respiratory illnesses and when to get help

HEALTH experts locally are urging parents and carers to be aware of the signs of...


Liverpool Mayor speaks out about Liverpool's UNESCO status ahead of international song contest final

MAYOR Of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, has spoken out about the recent stripping of Liverpool's UNESCO status...


Over 5 million people have visited Southport already this year, attracted by exciting new attractions and a staycation boom

THE total number of visitors for the year to date is 5,065,024...


How to build a hedgehog house using household items

ANIMAL lovers are being encouraged to build hedgehog houses in their gardens in the run up to autumn. The experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have provided their best advice on how to successfully...


Get your tickets to see the Cartoon Workshop and Talk by Former Marvel Editor & Guests

2 amazing events will be held on Saturday, 11 September 2021, that the , on Post Office Ave, Merseyside, Southport...


More than ₤3.3m of new funding to cut crime and support victims secured by new Police Commissioner in 1st 100 days in office

MORE than ₤3.3m of extra funding has been secured by Emily Spurrell in her 1st 100...


Major UK and Ireland Tour heading to the Liverpool Empire Theatre in 2022

SCHOOL of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, Olivier Award winning West End show has revealed casting for its 1st ever UK and Ireland tour. Jake Sharp is...


The Fabulous Southport Flower Show is back for 2022 with 1st special guest announced as TV Garden Expert Adam Frost

WE are really looking forward to welcoming you to our 4...


Experts warn of the imminent threat of radicalisation of British Youths

FOLLOWING the fall of Afghanistan's Capital City, Kabul, to the Taliban, leaders of The Unity of Faiths Foundation (TUFF) call on Boris Johnson to address what faith leaders and MPs are suggesting could be a:- 'rapid re-emergence of Islamic extremism on British soil.' Dr. Shamender Talwar and Anna Prior, co-founders of the...


Child arrests by Merseyside Police reduced by 85% in a decade

ARRESTS of children by Merseyside Police have been reduced by 85% over the last decade, figures reveal on Monday 23 August 2021 in another major step forward for a successful Howard League for Penal Reform campaign. Since 2010, the Howard League has been working with Police Forces across England and Wales to reduce child...


Port of Liverpool RNLI Duck Race

ON Sunday, 19 September 2021, at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (L221RR), the Port of Liverpool RNLI are hosting their Annual Fun Day, along with:- 'The Duck Race' at 2pm. The Port of Liverpool RNLI Family Fun Day also includes:- a kayak race, RNLI Lifeguards and water safety team demonstrations. After a very hard 2 years, the charity which relies on donations to maintain a 24 hour rescue...


Record 20 places bud for the UK City of Culture 2025 Title

A record 20 places from across the UK have submitted an expression of interest to become the UK City of Culture 2025; an all time high of entries for this prestigious competition. The competition, delivered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in collaboration with the devolved administrations, uses culture as a catalyst for levelling...



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