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vandalism on Southport's streets the tip of the iceberg?
THE Covid19 pandemic fake news Whac-A-Mole is on the
streets of Merseyside, yet again. Not so long back, we had issues with fake news
claiming 5g networks would give you the Virus, leading to vandalism of masts and
phone infrastructure, along with slogans being sprayed on walls denoting the
claims. It is not new information that fake news, lies and falsehoods spread
like wildfire and can easily take on a life of their own, but it has never been
so dangerous as it is now....
Liverpool during the Blitz, Ancestry unveils poignant new art
collection created to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Blitz
TO mark 80 years since the start of The Blitz, Ancestry, the global leader in
family history, has commissioned a new collection of art depicting life during
The Blitz and World War II.
The 80 pieces of art, available to view on...
DIY SOS star
'Billy' helps keep Southport DIY enthusiasts safe
BELOVED TV electrician Billy Byrne is helping people
in Southport stay safe with a series of videos sharing his top tips for people
turning to DIY at home and in the garden. The 65 year old, famous for his role
on BBC television show DIY
New underground luxe lounge bar Dwntwn launches this Autumn in Liverpool City Centre?
LIVERPOOL'S latest contemporary, independent high end cocktail lounge
is opening its doors, on the 18 September 2020, to welcome new clients for the
ultimate in luxury evening entertainment. Dwntwn, which is based in Harrington
Street, just off...
double number of professional florists in its stores
MORRISON'S is doubling the number of fully qualified,
expert florists in its stores to 300 this Autumn; to provide fresh, bespoke
bouquets for its customers. The supermarket...
Field awarded 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award after less than 1 year
STRAWBERRY Field have announced it has been recognised as a 2020
Travellers' Choice award winner. Based on a year of...
volunteer of the year
THE sky really is the limit for Liverpool City Council
worker Donna Hall after she was presented with a high flying national award for
her work with the RAF Air Cadets. By day, Donna works as a...
Primary Dance UK launches new scheme for Primary Schools
BURNLEY and Pendle online dance provider Primary Dance
UK has launched a new...
Arley Hall Food
Festival 'Good to Go'
THE Great British Food Festival is going ahead as
planned, at Arley Hall, near Knutsford, Cheshire, and has recently been awarded
the Visit Britain:- "We're Good to Go" certification.
Dash 2020 to go Virtual due to pandemic...
1 of Merseyside's most popular public events is the
latest casualty of the Coronavirus pandemic; with this year's Liverpool Santa
Dash being brought to a halt. Highly regarded as the City's kick start to
Christmas, this year's event would have marked the 17th consecutive year of the
festive fun run. However, it is with great regret that organisers BTR Liverpool
student, who 'lost' her voice to cancer, releases new single and stars in
new charity campaign
MUSICIAN Ruby, 21, a student at Liverpool Institute
for Performing Arts, was just 19 when she was diagnosed with leukaemia last
year. During her gruelling treatment she became so distressed and weakened that
Eat Out To Help Out Resounding Success For Liverpool's Marco Pierre White
Steakhouse Bar and Grill
FOLLOWING on from the hugely popular Eat Out to Help
Out scheme, a Liverpool based restaurant has put in place a special early week,
set menu that it hopes will continue to attract those wishing to enjoy a meal
out. The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, which is located at Hotel
Indigo, on Chapel Street, Liverpool, has now launched...
Hate crime on train between Ainsdale and Hillside
BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) have released an image
of a woman who may have information that could help their investigation into an
alleged incident that is reported to have happened at 8.12pm, on Thursday, 16...
booking system for blood tests introduced in Sefton
SEFTON residents will be able to arrange blood tests
online with the launch of a new appointment system aimed to ease the demand on
existing services following the Covid-19 pandemic. During the height of the
pandemic, the service was suspended and revised to comply with social distancing
measures and, after making a phased return to operation
seized by HMRC set for ₤750,000 auction
8 gold bars seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
and valued at almost ₤750,000, are being auctioned off with proceeds going back
into the public purse. Weighing around 16kg altogether; equivalent to the weight
of an adult Staffordshire Bull Terrier; the bars were seized at Manchester
Airport in November 2018. They were...
Crosby Camera Club takes its meeting online for start of a new season this September
CROSBY Camera Club has announced that its new season will recommence
in September 2020, with meetings being held online for the moment.
Rather than holding weekly meetings in Crosby Library, the club has decided to
host fortnightly talks via Zoom. Steve Sefton, President of Crosby Camera Club, said:- "Due to the
ongoing pandemic we've taken the decision..."
Merchant Navy Day
LIVERPOOL will mark Merchant Navy Day, on Sunday, 6
September 2020, with a special service and wreath laying ceremony. The annual
celebration raises awareness of past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers
and also remembers the 36,000 men who died at sea during World War 2. A public
service of celebration will take place in the grounds of Liverpool Parish Church...
"hidden gem" facing Brexit uncertainty
BILL Esterson MP visited what he called a "hidden gem"
in his Sefton Central constituency, a manufacturing business which employs 140
people. Sykes Seafoods was established in 1862. It uses the latest food
production equipment to process prawns...
As Universities go back is the
UK Government "encouraging a public health crisis?"
headlines and news reports, both online and
on TV, are asking questions as students prepare to return back to Universities
and Colleges. Advice has been given to Higher and Further education
establishments by the UK Government and by organisations like the registered
UK. But many
point out that the lack of Government preparedness means that...
Police Commissioner invites 'imaginative' bids to keep young people safe over autumn ½ Term?
Police Commissioner is inviting community
groups to submit 'imaginative' bids for projects which will divert young people
away from crime and anti social behaviour during the autumn ½ Term, essential
work in spite of the challenges posed by Covid19. Jane Kennedy has announced
that she is releasing a new round of funding from the Police Property Act Fund (PPA)...
Creamfields 2021 - More acts announced
countdown has officially
started for Creamfields 2021 and to mark the occasion the electronic festival
giants have announced more acts to the ever growing line up including:- Nina
Kraviz, Afrojack, Jamie Jones, Alan Fitzpatrick, Solardo, Paul van Dyk, Josh
Wink, Richy Ahmed, Aly and Fila, Matrix and Futurebound feat. Rhymester, TNT aka
Technoboy n Tuneboy, Sub Zero Project, Headhunterz, Sound Rush, DJ Isaac, Adaro,
Sefa and Andy Whitby. This latest onslaught join the...
Secretary announces new members of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation
Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has
today announced the appointment to the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation of:-
Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of
Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the
University of Edinburgh.
Matthew Westerman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Imperial...
Road Safety Banner Competition - is on!
Express North West based in Southport is
delighted to confirm that after months of uncertainty, now that Schools have
returned, the hunt is on once again to find the UK's junior poster artists to
design a road safety banner for November's BRAKE Road Safety Week, running over
16 November to 22 November 2020. Promotional products, badges and School uniform
specialist Recognition Express has renewed its sponsorship...
Police in the North West record 60% increase in online child sex crimes in just 1 year?
in the North West have logged 1,742 online
child sex offences in 2019/20, an increase of 60% in just 12 months. Data
obtained by the NSPCC reveals 10,391 crimes were recorded by all 46 forces
across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 2019/20. The
offences across the UK increased by 16% from the previous year where data from
Police forces is available and...