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Storm Ellen whips up sand on Ainsdale Beach

THE UK does not normally see such ferocious storms in summer, this was the 1st of 2 storms within the a "weather bomb" that is affecting large parts of the UK and Ireland. Storm Ellen bright heavy rain and high winds and this is footage of a dry spell, as the storm whipped up sand on...


The M58 Junction 1 slip roads opened

SEFTON Council and Highways England are pleased to confirm that the new slip roads opened to traffic, on Friday, 21 August 2020, at 11.00am. The...


Mechanics pumped up to support cyclists in need of a little push

CYCLISTS in Liverpool with a damaged or forgotten bike will be able to get riding again thanks to a new scheme...


Young girl, 7, climbs mount Moel Famau to fundraise for care home

STAFF and their families at Thornton Hall and Lodge Care Home in Merseyside have...


Hugh Baird College Student Set to Experience a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

HUGH Baird College's Barbering student, Charlie Holt, is set to receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to...


Warrington challenger bank reaches ₤250m lending milestone despite COVID-19 pandemic

A Challenger Bank is celebrating reaching a "momentous milestone" having now lent over ₤250m to its customers in just less...


Formby marks 75 Anniversary of VJ Day
Photographs by Roy Bevin.

ON Saturday, 15 August 2020, Formby held a special service at the Village War Memorial to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.  These...


Liverpool streets considered for slavery memorial plaques

Michelle Charters and Eric Lynch's son Andrew in Falkner Square, 1 of the places being considered.

THE 1st 20 street names in Liverpool to be considered for plaques explaining their links to slavery where revealed, to...


₤500k Combined Authority grant enables restoration plans for North Liverpool Community Organisation

WORK is set to start to renovate the historical buildings from where a North Liverpool charity has served...


How driving in a storm can damage your car and cost you a fortune

THE UK has seen some pretty dramatic weather over the last few weeks, from scorching heat waves to heavy rain and thunderstorms, but how can this damage your car when driving on the roads? And could it potentially invalidate your insurance? To find out, car insurance expert at Uswitch, Florence Codjoe...


Digital tablets provided as a lifeline for residents to stay in touch with family and friends

₤50,000 worth of digital tablets is being handed out to residents as a lifeline so they can get online and keep in...


Evaluation highlights landlord licensing successes

This property in Old Swan was auctioned off and the tenant re-housed due to its poor condition.

AN evaluation of Liverpool City Council's 5 year landlord licensing scheme shows it dealt with almost 24,000...


Student travel firm goes bust

THE largest student travel firm in the UK has gone under. STA Travel is the latest in the travel sector to go under. The firm specialised in running trips for young people, offering a wide range of options, like volunteer gap year project and travel opportunities. Customers who have bookings will be contacted about their bookings and refunds if required in the next few days. The firm has now closed over 50 shops in...


Is a UK Care Home Crisis looming?

2 Care Homes are facing closure could be a sign of a major care crisis looming in the UK. Both homes in Liverpool only opened lass than a year ago, but the operator Shaw Healthcare have said that both Brushwood, in Speke and Mellvin House, in Everton, that they don't have enough remaining funds to remain financially viable. They told media that the pandemic has meant a drop in families...


Deaf pupils in the North West achieve an entire grade less at GCSE

DEAF children in the North West achieve an entire grade less than their hearing classmates at GCSE because they are not getting enough support, the National Deaf Children Society has warned.  According to its new analysis of the Government's 2019 exam figures, the average Attainment 8 score for deaf children in the North West is 37.4, compared to 48.6 for...


More than 150,000 Wearable School Uniforms Binned in the North West Every Year

NEW research has revealed that parents in the North West unnecessarily threw away over 150,000 School uniforms in 20191 despite the fact they were still in good condition, making up 11% of the 1.4 million binned nationally. The study found that more than 1 in 10 simply throw uniform items away once their children have outgrown them, even...


Consultus Care and Nursing launches nationwide recruitment campaign

LIVE in care provider announces availability of hundreds of new career transition jobs with training due to the surge in demand for 24/7 live in care as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Long established and leading national live in care and nursing provider, Consultus Care and Nursing, has seen huge growth in its live in...


Office workers '₤500 a month better off working from home'

EMPLOYEES who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs and working from home, during the pandemic, have found themselves hundreds of pounds better off per month, simply because they're not leaving the house. With working from home the new normal for 49% of working adults in the UK, one UK company has found that there's an unexpected...


Road crash victims remembered in a special online ceremony

FAMILIES whose lives have been affected by road crashes across Merseyside are being urged to share photos and memories of their loved ones as part of a special online remembrance service. RoadPeace NW is inviting those who have been bereaved or injured through road crashes, together with those who support them, to an...


The search is on for Unsung heroes in a new competition to honour the nations' best

UNSUNG Heroes of the pandemic; such as NHS workers, delivery drivers and supermarket workers; are at the top of Britain's new pecking order and the most respected in society, a study shows. Research into attitudes during the Coronavirus crisis shows a remarkable change in the social pecking order of





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