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St Luke's Church Formby New Vicar

ST Luke's Church, Formby, is to hold the Service of Collation, Induction and Installation of its new vicar, Rev Dr Matt Davis, at the Church, in St Luke's Church Road, Formby, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, at 7.30pm. The service will be conducted by the Bishop pf Warrington, Rt Rev Beverley Mason, and will take place under strict Covid guidelines. Unfortunately, due to current Covid restrictions only a limited number of invited guests will be allowed to attend. However, there will be a live stream on...


Breaking! Santa has been spotted around Liverpool...

SANTA has been spotted around Liverpool, with just under 100 sleeps until Christmas and not an elf in sight, but he's not his usual busy self. He was sleeping!


Breaking! Santa has been spotted around Liverpool...

Members of the team Charlotte and Claire, at Home Instead Senior Care Southport and Formby celebrating the 'Long Service' awards!

LOCAL home care company, Home Instead Senior Care Southport and Formby, has been rewarding its caregivers who have been caring for...


Dobbies Southport reopens soft plays with safety measures in place

FOLLOWING updated guidance from the UK Government that soft plays may reopen in England, the UK's leading...


Over ₤27,000 raised for young adult carers support project in Wigan

WIGAN and Leigh Young Carers have received ₤27,578 in funding from People's Health Trust with money raised by the Health Lottery North...


World's Strongest Disabled Man Completes Double Challenge for Charity


PETE Linnett, 3x World's Strongest Disabled Man, successfully completed a 100...






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Home Bargains supporting NSPCC with new penguin onesies...

AS the nights draw in and colder weather approaches, you can enjoy the warmth of a very special onesie as well as the glow of helping children...


Creative and digital sectors 'on growth path' in Liverpool

THE creative and digital sectors of the Liverpool economy have the capability to grow further and diverse...


Hundreds step up to help smaller employers 'KickStart' Britain's recovery

HUNDREDS of organisations are stepping up to help Britain build back better by supporting smaller employers to give youth a chance and take advantage of the Government's landmark:- 'KickStart Scheme.' More than 500 bodies have signed up to serve as gateways on the ₤2bn programme, providing assistance to employers offering fewer than 30 vacancies under the scheme. Participants will help firms with their applications and deliver the support each young person...


Story of Toxteth community written into heart of beautiful boulevard revamp

THE role of a slavery defending Liverpool MP has been acknowledged in the heart of the Toxteth community; almost 40 years after his statue was removed following the infamous riots. The new inscription at the plinth for William Huskisson, who gained notoriety as the world's 1st train fatality, in 1830, when...


Strawberry Field says thank you to NHS and key workers with dedicate a stone at Strawberry Lane for frontline workers

AS we all continue to battle this pandemic, there have been many ways in which we, as a country, have shown our appreciation to those working on the frontline. The team at Strawberry Field have chosen to show their gratitude to the...


Apply now to be an NHS Innovation Fellow
 NIA Fellows Asma Khalil of HaMpton, Dave Burrows of Damibu and Liz Ashall-Payne of ORCHA.

INNOVATORS with projects which improve health and wellbeing can apply to join the next cohort of NHS Innovation Fellows. The call for applications from the NHS Innovation Accelerator is looking for solutions which address 1 of 3 themes:- NHS response to Covid19, Mental health and Supporting the workforce. The Accelerator is...


"Hollywood of the North" - Liverpool submits plans for 1st pop up film studios

LIVERPOOL City Council has submitted a planning application to create the City's 1st purpose built film and high end TV stages / film studios at the historic Littlewoods building. The City Council proposes to build 2, 20,000 sq ft studios, located on land adjacent to the famous building, as part of a strategy..


Get creative on coverings competition!
Photo by Matt Thomas

A brand new competition has been launched to bring a bit of creative flair to the latest fashion trend; face coverings! The ongoing health pandemic has meant that everyone (unless medically exempt) should wear a face covering when they're out and about to keep themselves, and those around them safe; especially if social distancing isn't..


Jobseekers take note!  Dobbies in Southport are searching for Santa...

THE hunt is on for Santa to work in Dobbies Liverpool and Southport stores this Christmas. In partnership with Great Grottos, the magical experience is one of the most anticipated events in the Dobbies' Christmas calendar, and suitable candidates are being called on to fill Santa's boots. Applicants aged 28 years and over are invited for the role of Father Christmas, with a full training programme provided for those who are successful. This is a highly rewarding and enjoyable role guaranteed to get customers..


Merseyside employer fears skills drain for young people in live events industry after latest ONS figures are released

AS the Government starts to wind down its furlough programme, the harsh realities are starting to hit home for young people in Merseyside, as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that they are currently 1 of the hardest hit groups. The live events industry that employs thousands of young people to pack out summer time event bars, light, rig and install stage equipment is without Government funding to support the UK's fastest growing sector pre-COVID.  Andy Dockerty, a...


North West of England will receive ₤29.5 million across four Trusts to reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of winter

THE North West will receive ₤29.5 million to expand and upgrade A&Es at four Trusts, ensuring they have the physical space to treat patients, manage patient flow and improve infection control, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently announced. This is in addition to the ₤300 million announced recently for 117 Trusts to upgrade their facilities, meaning the Government has now invested ₤450 million to upgrade A&Es..


New Boost for Liverpool City Region's ₤2.9 billion Community and Social Sector

A new expert advisory panel of leaders from community and socially trading organisations across the Liverpool City Region was launched on Wednesday, 16th September 2020. The Social and Solidarity Economy Reference Panel will advise Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Combined Authority policymakers on how to maximise the contribution of the burgeoning social sector as the City Region economy recovers from the effects of Covid19. The sector supports 50,000 jobs locally and..


Book your place on Knowsley Safari Parks last Academy weekend for 2020

KNOWSLEY Safari are running new series of weekend Academy courses for teenagers keen to pursue careers as vets, zoologists, animal keepers or conservationists. The 1st took place in September and the last for this year will be held in October, the Knowsley Academy weekends are designed for 15 to 18 year olds and include a host of theory and practical sessions all about animal care, behaviour, anatomy and diet. The courses will be hosted on Knowsley's Foot Safari in small groups..

NHS workers in the North West of England call on Government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON

HEALTH staff across the North West of England; including:- Nurses, Paramedics, Cleaners, Domestics and Porters, begin 2 days of campaigning on Thursday, 17 September 2020, urging the Government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least ₤2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS Hospitals, Ambulance Stations and Clinics used social media and taking part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more..


Sefton staff verbally abused while combating fly tipping issue

INCONSIDERATE residents in the Smollet Street area of Bootle have dumped piles of rubbish in back alleyways, just hours before Officers from Sefton Council were verbally abused for raising the issue of rubbish responsibilities. Both the Local Authority's Cleansing and Environmental Enforcement Officers, as well as colleagues from Neighbourhoods, attended a rear gated alleyway in Smollet Street, Bootle on Monday, 14 September 2020, following complaints over alleged fly tipping. The Officers attended..




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