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Federation of Small Businesses' Phil McCabe - Covid19 - facing up to the huge challenge ahead!

BRITTAN is official "a nation of shopkeepers" and has been ranked the world's 4th best thanks to our budding entrepreneurs, but all that is in jeopardy, due to the effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. For many small business owners in the UK, 2020 has been devastating, but for all the headlines, many are overlooking the forgotten the many humble grass roots businesses that...


Oh Yes You Can - Come and See Panto!

SHONE Productions and the team at The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena have worked hard to ensure that the magic of the Christmas panto is not lost in Liverpool this year. Jack and the Beanstalk will take place at The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena, running from Friday, 18 December until Sunday, 27 December 2020...


Over ₤24,000 of funding makes Bootle bloom with positivity

THE Gateway Collective has received ₤24,780 from People's Health Trust with money raised by the Health Lottery North West for a 2 year project, Blooming Bootle, based in Bootle, Merseyside. The Gateway Collective aims...


Hospice launches 2gether Appeal to ensure future sustainability

(L-R) St. Joseph’s Hospice chief executive, Mike Parr, and Hospice nurse, Vicky Sanderson, help to launch the 2gether Appeal.

ST JOSEPH'S Hospice has launched an appeal in response to the fundraising challenges it continues to face due to the Covid crisis. The 2gether Appeal aims to highlight that the support of local people is vital to the...


Motorists who drive in bus lanes will avoid fines for 1st time offences

OVER the last week news broke that motorists who drive in bus lanes will avoid fines for 1st time offences under major traffic laws shake up. Car Insurance Expert, at Confused.com, Alex Kindred says:- "In 1 year, Councils issued more than 9 million PCNs, equating to a whopping ₤326 million in fines. A huge 21% of these fines were



A very special resident at 3 Bridges Care Home in Warrington recently celebrated her 102nd birthday

MARGARET Isherwood MBE, born in 1918, in Banchory, Scotland, marked the amazing milestone with a socially distanced birthday party organised by staff, at the Orchard Care Home, with music, balloons and banners. Both residents and staff...


30 Days of Sefton in Mind

ON World Suicide Prevention Day Sefton Council is launching this year's 30 Days of Sefton in Mind campaign. Now in its 4th year, 30 Days of Sefton in Mind happens during the 30 days that fall between World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day. During this time, we will be promoting positive mental health across the borough and highlighting the many...


PCC encourages local people to give something back to Policing

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is calling on local residents to make a contribution to Policing by volunteering to become an independent custody visitor. Jane Kennedy is looking to recruit more volunteers to be part of an important scheme through which independent members of the public...


Hugh Baird College students still honoured during lockdown

THIS year Hugh Baird College had to cancel their annual Student Awards Evening which was set to celebrate the success of students from across all areas of the College, recognising them for their hard work and dedication during their time inside and outside of the College. Due to the...


Liverpool launches heritage vision to shape future of historic docks

LIVERPOOL has launched the UK's 1st heritage led development plan to help shape a multi billion pound regeneration programme in its historic docklands. The City's Mayor, Joe Anderson, launched the North Shore Vision document to a virtual audience this morning, which included leading UNESCO representatives, stating Liverpool was rising to the challenge of saving its World Heritage Status. Addressing a live webinar, which was attended by Dr Isabelle Anatole Gabriel, Chief of the Europe and North America Unit at the World Heritage Centre, Mayor Anderson said the North Shore Vision would make Liverpool...


Martin's Man Cave eliminates the stigma around men's mental health

THE Martin Gallier Project has received ₤31,449 from People's Health Trust with money raised by the Health Lottery North West for a 2 year project, Martin's Man Cave, based in New Ferry, Wirral. Martin's Man Cave aims to create a safe space for men...


Maggie's Merseyside Topping Out Ceremony - The Steve Morgan Foundation


MAGGIE'S, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people living with cancer, are delighted to announce that construction of a brand new Maggie's centre, located on the grounds of The Clatterbridge Health Park, Wirral is on track to open...


Sefton's Early Help Team help a young girl to make her voice heard

SEFTON'S Early Help team are delighted to help an inspirational young person, who struggles with a communication disorder, to make her voice heard and support others through her...


Air Ambulance reaches 2,531 missions in 12 months

THIS National Air Ambulance Week, that ran from 7 September to 13 September 2020, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAAC) is raising awareness of the lifesaving impact its service has had on patient lives across the North West. From 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020, the charity has completed 2,531 missions across the North West...


Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership's work to prevent violence and engage with young people most at risk featured in new national publication

DIVERSIONARY youth work carried out by Merseyside's Violence Reduction Partnership is featured in a new national publication showcasing some of the best initiatives to reduce serious violence across...


Knowsley Safari launches Academy for teenagers wild about animal careers

KNOWSLEY Safari has launched a new series of weekend Academy courses for teenagers keen to pursue careers as vets, zoologists, animal keepers or conservationists. Taking place in September and October...


Combined Authority Chief Executive Announces 2021 Retirement Plan

FRANK Rogers, the Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, has announced his plan to retire in September 2021. Born in Liverpool and with a career spanning almost 40 years...


Instrument sales DOUBLE during the pandemic with bored Brits seeking a new hobby, local music shop reveals

MUSICAL instrument sales were at an all time high throughout the pandemic, a local music shop has revealed. Rimmers Music, a local music store in Liverpool and online retailer has seen a sharp...


Sefton launches consultation on brand new public spaces protection order

AS part of Sefton Council's commitment to promote responsible dog ownership, we are consulting on the reintroduction of dog control measures. Consultation on introducing a new look Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) across the whole of the borough starts on the 7 September 2020 and will last until 5 October 2020. A Public Space Protection Order is an official measure that is an enforceable part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and...


Grenfell U-turn "shameful" says MP

A Merseyside MP has accused the Government of:- "another shameful U-turn" over its refusal to implement the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations. Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, voted in favour of an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, in Parliament, which would have implemented the recommendations in full. On Monday, 7 September 2020, the Government voted down Labour's amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, which would have implemented the recommendations.  A total of...


Merseyside PCC urges people to share their views on road safety

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is urging people to take 60 seconds to have their say on road safety and help to influence future Government policy. Jane Kennedy is supporting and promoting a national survey being run by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) which aims to better understand public perception of road safety and its enforcement. The results will be fed into a Department for Transport call for evidence and will help...


7 ways to help someone suffering with depression

CHERYL Lythgoe, Matron, at Benenden Health, shares some useful ways you can help someone who is showing signs of depression, or is already diagnosed with it.  After new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this week revealed male suicide rates in the UK have reached an all time high, the discussion around suicide prevention has quite rightly been pushed to the forefront of the national health agenda.  Although many people who have depression do not die through suicide...


Liverpool Pizza Lovers Served Fresh New Look Pizzeria

THE nation's favourite pizzeria, PizzaExpress, has unveiled its redesigned Kings Waterfront restaurant in Liverpool following an extensive refurbishment. Situated slap bang in the centre of Liverpool's entertainment district, the renovation is the latest in several new look restaurants, boasting a lively and welcoming atmosphere to reflect the buzz of the City. With a 55 year history, each re-design has been developed to reflect the original vision of founder Peter Boizot who...


Southport Morrisons partners with Brunlees Court McCarthy & Stone to provide next-day doorstep delivery service

MORRISONS has partnered with McCarthy and Stone, the UK's leading developer and manager of retirement communities, to extend its doorstep food delivery service to its homeowners. Following a successful trial, McCarthy and Stone's 441 communities, including Brunlees Court can now order their groceries over the phone using Morrisons dedicated telesales line. Once placed by Brunlees Court residents, orders are then...


Get tested at new Coronavirus local testing site in Knowsley

A walk through Coronavirus testing facility has opened at Huyton Car Park, in Knowsley, as part of the Government's UK wide drive to improve the accessibility of Coronavirus testing for communities. Anyone with Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can get a free swab test that takes less than a minute. Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at:- NHS.UK or by calling:- 119 and you can expect your result the next day.  Essential workers and members of...


Social Care's Digital Transformation

CARE England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has embraced social care's digital transformation. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "The provision of care centres around the individual and any measure that can help deliver better outcomes for people accessing health and social care needs to be embraced. For a real digital transformation in care it is essential that there is an equal partnership between..."


Sefton Environmental Health Team to visit beauty salon

SEFTON Council's Environmental Health team will be visiting a Bootle beauty salon claiming it is flouting required Coronavirus safety regulations to ensure that the measures to protect the business's customers and employees from the virus are in place. Environmental Health Officers were made aware that the business has been claiming in a poster that masks are not being worn at the salon despite rules requiring staff to wear surgical face masks and visors to limit the spread of...


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority wins prestigious national planning award for innovative consultation

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has won a prestigious national planning award for its innovative approach to engaging with local people. Launched by Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region:- "LCR Listens - Our Places" has won the Planning Award 2020 for stakeholder engagement in planning (plan making). Carried out last Autumn, the engagement project set...


Federation of Small Businesses!

DISCARDED PPE becoming a major environmental risk and a health risk, and is now replacing carrier bags and straws as being 1 of the most common things littering the beach and the countryside. As people continue to litter the as the increasing amount of face masks and disposable gloves being dropped, for health authorities, the contamination risk is an even more of...




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