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Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2021 - Part 2

THIS is Part 2 of our coverage of the fantastic Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, that was held within the Liverpool Cricket Club, over 19 August to 20 August 2021. We would love to know what you thought of this event. In a statement sent out this week, the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament said:- "​​​​​​​Travel restrictions did have an impact on this year's tournament, but wow...! What a great couple of days we had last week at the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. It took a lot of work from a lot of amazing people to pull the event together but we are so glad we did. General admission tickets were a sell out and a fun time was had by all in corporate hospitality. We are hopeful Covid19 will not be a problem next year and we will be able to have a full international line up once again. But what we lacked in International players, we made up for with the talented British tennis players, who stole the show! Now we can't wait to 2022 and our 20th event. We also had the 1st mixed doubles this year, with a special Lancashire V Cheshire match..."


Remembrance of Diana, Princess of Wales and All Road Crash Victims

ROAD crash victims are to be remembered in a special online ceremony filmed in front of the Peace Doves at Liverpool Cathedral. Road...


Santa visits Southport Beach for holiday fun and frolics
Photos by Carolyn Hughes.

AINSDALE Beach, on the Merseyside Coastline, had a special visitor, as Santa enjoyed some summer holiday fun before he returns back to...


Freemasons supporting over a million people with mental health issues

TO help more than 1.4 million people experiencing mental health issues, Freemasons are donating more than ₤550,000...


SP Energy Networks launches safety campaign to keep people safe from DIY hazards

THE number of electrical safety incidents recorded in gardens has risen by over 80% in the past year according to...


Back to School campaign encourages Secondary students and staff to get tested to minimise disruption to education over the Autumn Term

ON Thursday, 26 August 2021, the Government launched its...


Blick Bassy:- '1 of Africa's most inventive and distinctive singer songwriters' to play Liverpool this September

THE Cameroonian Singer, Songwriter, Blick Bassy, will be performing with his 3 piece band at the Royal Liverpool...


CBI says:- "UK Retail sales and orders growth soar, but supply issues are mounting."

UK Retail sales grew at the sharpest pace since December 2014, in the year to August, while orders growth hit a survey record high, according to the latest CBI ¼...


Double celebration for Innovation Agency teams shortlisted in 2021 HSJ Awards

2 projects run by the Innovation Agency are in the running for a top award after emerging as favourites in the...


Call for those with a love of the outdoors to take part in Green Sefton customer satisfaction survey

SEFTON Council’s Green Sefton Service loves the Borough’s parks, green spaces, playgrounds, sports pitches and beaches just as much as its residents, which is why they want the community’s views on their management of these vital outdoor spaces. The customer satisfaction survey is now open for contributions until 31 October 2021 (Halloween)  and can be...


Police Commissioner joins calls for greater protection for shop workers

MERSEYSIDE'S new Police Commissioner has joined calls for greater protection for shop workers across England as...


Scottish Power Returner programme launches to provide new opportunities for STEM sector in Merseyside and the North West following Covid19

UK energy provider, Scottish Power, has opened UK wide applications for a 'Returner...'


Next stop Merseyside as Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth returns to Liverpool

CELEBRATE the return of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to Liverpool, with Mersey Ferries, and enjoy unrivalled views of the iconic luxury cruise ship on a 50 minute River Explorer Cruise. Mersey Ferries will...


Heading to Liverpool:- "Ben Fogle's:- 'Tales from the Wilderness Theatre Tour' 2021"

THE award winning Broadcaster and adventurer, Ben Fogle, who has limbed...


Ferry 'Cross the Mersey' River Explorer Cruises Returns!

LIVERPOOL'S ultimate sightseeing experience has returned! Mersey Ferries River Explorer Cruises are back, offering passengers incredible views of Liverpool's world famous waterfront. Guided...


Your Circus is back! Gandeys Circus Aintree Racecourse

WITH the Gandey Premiere of:- "The Double Acrobatic Swing" from the sensational Didyk troupe from the Ukraine, fearless acrobats being...


Live music at Southport's Skies Bar

YET another night of live music took place at Southport's Skies, on Lord Street, Southport, on Saturday, 28 August 2021. The night had local musicians, Dave Walker and Mike Rimmer, who delivered a fantastic night of Mersey Beat music. This is the latest live music event and if you...


Strawberry Field unveils exciting new artwork piece donated by local young artist, Sean Webster

STRAWBERRY Field, the iconic location immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit...


Video call phrases to wow colleagues

HOW often do you hear the phrase:- "Can you hear me" on video calls? And do you know how to say that phrase when chatting to European colleagues? The language experts at Busuu have looked at the phrases used frequently on video calls, from:- "No sorry, after you" to:- "Can you repeat that please?" They've translated them into European languages to help those talking to colleagues...


Liverpool based DAM Health is creating the world's 1st virtual reality Covid19 Lab Training School

1 of the UK's leading technology educators and innovators CREDERSI have teamed up with Covid testing solutions company DAM Health to create the world's 1st virtual reality Covid19 lab training syllabus. The move is aimed at increasing the number of lab technicians being trained in the UK to...


New Perfume Shop Launching in Beales, Southport

THE Perfume Shop has opened a brand new pop up in department store Beales, in Southport, officially opened, on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, the pop up will be a permanent addition to the newly reopened store. The new pop up has a 9 bay counter stocking hundreds of favourite fragrances brands, from:- Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and Dolce and Gabbana to Armani, Gucci and Yves...


Greener, longer goods vehicles could be rolled out from next year

IT is odd to think we would be looking at using even longer lorries, due to them being seen as putting other "drivers and other road users at risk" due to the fact many of the UK's country roads already struggle with them. In fact it was only in 2008 that the then transport secretary Ruth Kelly announced that longer and heavier lorries (LHVs) will...



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