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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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...