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Finding out more about the Climbing Hanger re-opening

LIKE all UK leisure and indoor sports centres and facilities, The Climbing Hangar has been closed in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is looking forward to welcoming back both existing and new climbers having been given the green light following the government's announcement last month.. In Liverpool, the groups flagship climbing wall, in Sandhills, before lockdown, was receiving more than 100,000 customers and that lead to a new centre being opened, at  the Matchworks Estate, in Speke, as...


Sefton Council reminding hospitality businesses and their customers about Coronavirus safety

AS the Bank Holiday weekend approaches, Sefton Council is reminding local businesses and their customers of the...


Eggs-Ercise! Morrisons trains hens to produce the tastiest eggs


MORRISONS is investing in British farming by teaming up with the 'British Egg Academy' to create a hen training programme. The tailored...


Liverpool Without Walls brings culture back to the streets

ALMOST 50 cultural organisations and freelance artists have been awarded money to bring art and performance to Liverpool's City Centre streets. The next...


Neighbours from Litherland transform their overgrown alleyway into an amazing community garden

Cllr Trish Hardy, Cllr John Kelly, Ward Member for Litherland, (Jenny and Helen) Residents of Rufford Community Garden, Kerry Pavey, Area Coordinator for Sefton Council and Gary Brennan, Operations Manager for Sefton Council.

IT all started during the lockdown, when the residents of Rufford Road, Jenny and



ALDI recruiting graduates in the North West

ALDI, the UK's 5th largest supermarket, is providing a welcome boost with the creation of 16 Area Manager roles across North West England, Merseyside and North Wales for 2021. The discount...


It's a hat trick  -  work starts on 3rd pop up cycle lane

Bikes: The pop up cycle lane on West Derby Road, which was installed in May.

WORK has started installing Liverpool's 3rd pop up cycle lane, connecting the City Centre with Bootle. The...


Things are moving to transform Southport Market into a unique food and drink venue

EXCITING plans to transform Southport Market into a unique food and drink offer are set to be presented to Sefton Council's Formal Cabinet, on...


Bongo's Bingo Reveal Liverpool Xmas Shows at Content

THEY. Are. Back! Yes that's right; Jonny Bongo and the Bongo's Bingo team are incredibly happy to announce something very special is...


New hospitality business opens on Lord Street, Southport

WITH businesses all over the UK closing, it takes guts to open any business in the current Covid19 climate, but a new Coffee Shop has just opened on Lord Street, Southport, next to Costa Coffee, within the former Cocoa House. The business has been set up by a property developer, from Lester, who has seen long term potential, in the Seaside Town. The  Skylight's 1st customer was in fact the Mayor of Sefton, who was served by a 16 year old, who has just got her very job at the venue!


Mindsmatter extends service in wake of pandemic

MINDSMATTER, a talking therapy service run by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust for sufferers of anxiety and depression has launched online. The IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) service helps people 16 and over in...


New Liverpool Theatre Festival To Take Place Outdoors In September

LIVERPOOL Theatre Producer Bill Elms has created a 9 day outdoor live performance festival to support the City's devastated Theatre scene in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Liverpool Theatre. This has had a devastating impact on all careers linked...


Back to School as ½ of 11 to 18 year olds, in the North West, are worried about the impact on their mental health

AS Schools, Colleges and universities get ready to welcome back students, new data reveals 47% of 11 to 18 year olds in the North West are worried that returning to...


Liverpool songwriter chosen to re-launch John Lennon call for "Kindness and peace" with new Covid-Era Anthem

A new John Lennon sounding song written by the leader of the house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club has been chosen as the anthem to lead a drive by an international charity to re-awaken for the Covid-era the call for peace and compassion made by the former Beatle in his classic...


Small firms call for "most pro-business Budget ever" as UK suffers worst recession on record

THE Federation of Small Businesses is calling for the "most pro-business, pro-self-employed Budget ever" this autumn to protect and drive the growth of struggling small firms hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic and Brexit...


Great British Artists Support Children's Literacy Charity, School Readers

FOR School readers competition, inviting members of the public to submit photographs of any arts or crafts that they have created during lockdown. The nation's favourite potter, Emma Bridgewater, leading artist Hugo Guinness, landscape photographer and artist Harry Cory Wright and textile artist Sarah Foot are the on the panel of judges and are each donating fantastic prizes to the winners. School readers asks that if able, entrants make...


Search is on to find top UK Veterinary Nurse of 2020

BLUE Cross has begun its annual search for the UK's 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and Veterinary practices to put forward Vet Nurses who have gone the extra mile in 2020. The charity's award recognises the dedication of the country's Vet Nurses and their invaluable support to their Veterinary teams, the nation's pets and pet owners. The award is given to a Vet Nurse who not only cares for sick and injured pets, but also encourages responsible pet...


1 in 4 parent and child parking spaces are misused, investigation reveals

DRIVERS across the UK are wrongly taking advantage of parent and child parking spaces, leaving mums and dads battling to find spaces with young children in tow. That's according to an investigation by Confused.com, which saw 1 in four parent and child parking spaces across the UK being misused. Researchers monitored dedicated spaces in supermarkets to find a shocking number of people taking advantage of the...


New RSPCA poll reveals 74% of people in the North West want Government to ban imports of lower welfare farm animal products

PEOPLE in the North West urged to sign RSPCA petition pressing Government to make good its promise to protect UK farm animal welfare as poll reveals 74% there want lower standard imports banned. The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards here despite the...


Sefton launches new schemes to support the Hospitality Sector

SEFTON Council has been given additional funding to support the safe reopening of its high streets and other commercial areas to help support the Hospitality sector. The funding will help support the Sefton business community, with measures that enable safe trading in public places. As part of this project, Sefton Council is looking to extend the pavement areas outside local businesses, especially where the pavement area is limited. By using the parking bays...



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