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Southport has marked 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

COMPARED to VE Day, VJ Day has often been more low key, but the 75th Anniversary, this year, has been a  very muted affair.  As with VE Day Commemorations, many events have been cancelled and others massively scaled back. Some areas  were able to hold 2 minute silences, at cenotaphs and war memorials, just like those around the world. We joined a small service run...


Alice Lenkiewicz Solo Exhibition - 'NOUVEAU'

UNDER the guidance of SCA Director, Norrie Bewick Calvert, the Southport Contemporary Arts Team, in...


Campaign warns road proposals could be just the beginning of Highways England's plans for Rimrose Valley

THE Save Rimrose Valley campaign is concerned that controversial plans to build a dual carriageway through the...


New vision for Bootle's New Strand Shopping Centre

SEFTON Council's vision for the long term future of Bootle New Strand Shopping Centre continues to progress with the acquisition of adjacent sites and progression of soft market testing regarding options and...


Liverpool is seeking to introduce a Bus gate in the heart of the City Centre

Car ban - A Bus gate is to be installed changing Westbound traffic on Ranelagh Street heading towards Liverpool's waterfront

CARS are to be stopped from accessing a major road in the heart of Liverpool City Centre to allow a:- "Bus Gate" to improve the flow of public...


Park visitors urged to stay away from lakes amid toxin concerns from algae bloom

Lake warning - Visitors are being urged to stay away from the water....

THE public is being urged to stay away from a number of park lakes, within 3 Liverpool Parks amid concerns that a harmful toxin is spreading...


VJ Day socially distanced street party

OVER the Covid-19 Lockdown, a Southport Town Centre road, Seabank Road, held socially distance (lockdown compliant) weekly events from their gardens. On VJ Day, they all again joined in to celebrate...


The 'home of The Beatles' is under threats

THE original Cavern Club opened in 1958 and is World renowned for having launched The Beatles. Sadly, this extremely important venue for Liverpool and the world's...


St Helens Theatre Royal To Change Christmas Pantomime Title Due To Pandemic But A Show Will Go On!

Regal Entertainments announced today that their 2020 Christmas Pantomime at St Helens Theatre Royal has been changed, but a show will go ahead.

THE curtain was due to go up on Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal, from Saturday, 5 December 2020 to Sunday...


Thunderstorms and high temperatures

THIS week witnessed extremely high temperatures, and unsettled weather has been affecting all parts of the UK. Over Merseyside, the skies overnight have repeatedly been lit up by lightning. As the heat wave continued, many used the good weather to take advantage of the:- 'eat out to help out' scheme, as eating establishments took welcomed the...


Former GB star joins MP to celebrate return of hockey after lockdown

MP Bill Esterson and former Great Britain player Mikey Hoare hailed the return of hockey from the Coronavirus lockdown at a fundraiser at The Northern Club in Crosby...


Debra and Diane take the lead at Formby Manor

DEBRA Roose and Diane De Isaula have been appointed by New Care as Home Manager and Deputy Manager...


Leaders thank community for Princes Park Covid-19 success
Photo by:- Jemifer Bruce - Liverpool City Council

People throughout Princes Park joined the community effort; including this ice cream seller, Paul Wilson, who handed out leaflets...

LIVERPOOL City leaders are thanking the community for...


Liverpool student supported to secure dream University place

Oxbridge dream:  Alice Hardaker at Trinity College

LIVERPOOL student Alice Hardaker is celebrating after securing a place at the...


Wirral Digital Marketing Agency Takes Steps In Bid To Survive Pandemic

AN independent North West based digital marketing agency is expanding its portfolio as...


Bestselling Author thanks Lancashire Nurse for saving his life

A bestselling Author has opened up about his diagnosis of bipolar disorder and...


New motorway slip roads to open "within weeks"

THE Transport Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton has confirmed to the MP Bill Esterson that the slip roads, which have been built to ease traffic pressure in Maghull and Melling, will open once a temporary legal solution can be found in lieu of Highways England being able to carry out a public consultation. The MP for Sefton Central had...


Twilight green will allow Golfers in Sefton to save money

SEFTON Council is reminding golfers about the money-saving prices for late round tickets at its Bootle and Southport Courses. Twilight green fees kick in from 4pm at both Bootle Golf Course when green fees reduce from up to ₤16 to just ₤8.50. At Southport Golf Links prices drop from as much as ₤18 to ₤12 from...




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