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Miss Liverpool City Region Contestants Canal Clean

THIS footage is of a litter pick being done by contestants from the Miss Liverpool City Region (Miss England Heat) competition, supporting the Canal and Rivers Trust's #PlasticsChallenge and @KeepBritainTidy's #GBSeptemberClean. Due to Covid19 restrictions, not all the contestants could take part. This was the second...

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Sefton Council leader urges residents and businesses to check out new restrictions

SEFTON Leader Cllr Ian Maher is urging people to visit the Council's website, to find out more about the new, local Covid19 restrictions and how they might affected by them. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new measures can be found at...

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County Lines officers seize drugs and weapon across the North

A haul of drugs and knives have been taken off the railway thanks to the work of County Lines detectives in a recent British Transport Police operation. Officers made a series of arrests and drug seizures across the north as part of an operation by the...

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Jane encourages people to raise money for people with cancer and get a night of culture on the sofa

CANCER charity Maggie's is calling on people to raise funds and enjoy an exclusive night of entertainment from their own home featuring celebs, entertainers and amazing buildings. Including an exclusive performance...

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Liverpool City Council has taken the 1st step in a bid to reduce the rising number of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) across the City

Consultation - Liverpool Council is seeking a change in planning policy on converting homes into series of 1 bedroom apartments.

LIVERPOOL Liverpool City Council's Cabinet has approved the launch of a public consultation on implementing a key planning change; called an Article 4 Direction; which means abolishing permitted development rights to...

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"Peck" up a My 1st Library Card!

Winging it: A new library card has been launched for children up to age 10.

LIVERPOOL parents are being encouraged to help their children's love of reading take flight with a special library card. Liverpool City Council's Libraries and Information Services, in partnership with Edge Hill University are launching the My 1st Library Card for children aged up to 10 featuring a friendly liver bird design created by the...

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Formby club "an inspiration" says local MP

Formby Community Football Club players at the club’s launch; Two members of the “orange army” shopping for a person who was shielding...

THE Shadow Minister for International Trade and MP for Sefton Central, Bill Esterson, has praised the work of a sports club whose members helped hundreds of households during the Coronavirus pandemic. Formby Community Football Club organised...

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Strawberry Field launches 'People of Peace' Awards in Liverpool as the city prepares to mark John Lennon's 80th birthday

AS the City prepares to mark what would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon, in October 2020, the team at Strawberry Field are launching a local search for Liverpool's most inspirational:- 'People...'

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Liverpool supports Recycle Week as City's rates rise

RECYCLING rates in Liverpool have continued to rise with more and more residents doing their bit to protect the environment; even during the lockdown. Figures collated by Liverpool City Council's Recycling Team show that during May, despite Covid19 disruptions, the amount of green waste being recycled in the City increased by more than 1,000 tonnes when...

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Public Health Announcement for Sefton Businesses

SEFTON Council is fully committed to supporting its communities and businesses to help control the spread and manage the impact of Coronavirus (Covid19). This includes enabling our economy to operate safely under restrictions. This can only happen if residents and businesses take their personal and collective responsibilities seriously. As you are aware, all businesses should be following setting specific national guidance to minimise the risks of Coronavirus (Covid19) transmission. In addition, new local Covid19 restrictions have been introduced in the North West. This means that in...

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Shared ownership confusion is preventing thousands of potential home buyers from getting onto the North West property ladder

A new report into perceptions of Shared Ownership in the North West has shown that thousands could be being held back from getting on the property ladder, due to a lack...

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New start - A CGI of how part of Liverpool City Council's Denford Road housing scheme will look

Liverpool City Council is to embark on its 1st major housing scheme in 30 years.

LIVERPOOL City Council's Cabinet has approved a report recommending the building of 74 Council homes in the Yew Tree ward, in the North of the City. Subject to a grant from Homes England and the Liverpool City Region...

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Shared ownership confusion is preventing thousands of potential home buyers from getting onto the North West property ladder

A new report into perceptions of Shared Ownership in the North West has shown that thousands could be being held back from getting on the property ladder, due to a lack...

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Napthens nominated for major legal award

THE North West Regional law firm Napthens has been shortlisted for a major national legal award. The firm, which has offices in Southport and Liverpool, as well as across Lancashire and Cumbria, is a finalist in the Independent Law Firm of the year category at...

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"Coastbusters" complete fundraising effort raising ₤1,400 for Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Four friends have completed a gruelling 80-mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England to raise money for a wildlife charity. The “Coastbusters” (from left to right) – David, Phil, Donald and Mike at the start of the walk at Bowness on Solway.

THE self styled "Coastbusters" have raised ₤1,400 so far for The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, which looks after 38 nature reserves...

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It's illegal and you didn't know it

AS new laws are continually introduced, many people are doing things that are simply illegal without knowing it, says a leading criminal lawyer in the Region. Top of the illegal habits is for people to eat chocolate in the supermarket only to have finished it by...

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Is Department for Education Guidance to Schools dangerous?

THIS year has been hard for the entertainment industry and Circus have been some of the hardest hit. But Cheshire based Gandeys Circus is still on the road and will be bringing you the double trouble of your favourite 2 clowns...

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Financial accounts for smaller political parties published

THE financial accounts of political parties and accounting units in the United Kingdom, with income and expenditure of ₤250,000 or less, have been published, on 23 September 2020, by the Electoral Commission. The accounts are for the year ending 31 December 2019...

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Merseyside Police Officers nominated for the National Police Bravery Awards

 

THE 25th National Police Bravery Awards Ceremony was due to take place in July, but was postponed due to Covid19. However, the Police Federation still wanted to highlight the incredible stories of the Officers involved in the year they were meant to be celebrated. Their amazing efforts are due to be...

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Dobbies takes part in Macmillan's Coffee Morning in Southport

SOUTHPORT'S Dobbies Garden Centres is raising vital funds for Macmillan's Coffee Morning this week, by hosting its own:- 'Raise a Cup' event in the Southport store. 'Raise a Cup' will run from now to Sunday, 27 September 2020...

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A Night In becomes the new Night Out for University students

AS Universities prepares to welcome thousands of students, Covid19 looks set to impact both lectures and lifestyle on campuses across the nation. Despite the changing picture, around 2 million students will be...

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Double celebration for Merseyside resident

A resident from Thornton Hall and Lodge Care Home in Liverpool has recently celebrated her 70th Birthday and 50th Wedding Anniversary. Jean Vandergrift was overwhelmed to be greeted by her family and beloved husband, Ray, on her very...

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Campaigners thank Local MP, Ian Byrne, for Championing Community Energy

THE campaign group 'Power for People' have thanked local MP, Ian Byrne, for supporting a new Bill in Parliament that would help rebuild local economies whilst increasing clean energy generation. Power for People's Director, Steve Shaw, said:- "We..."

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Woman arrested following serious RTC in Sefton

MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested a 23 year old female and are appealing for information following a serious injury road traffic collision in Sefton Village, on Sunday, 27 September 2020. We are told that the incident happened at around 8.45am, when emergency services were called a female cyclist, in...

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Detectives appeal for information following burglary at Post Office in Crosby

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives, in Sefton, are appealing for information after a burglary at a Post Office, in Crosby, at around 2.20am. We are told that both Merseyside Police Officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to College Road...

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New immersive adventure trail comes to Liverpool

TREASURE Trails has created an exciting, social distancing friendly Treasure Hunt trail to safely explore the hidden gems and history of Liverpool's Albert Docks and Pier Head area. Costing just ₤9.99 for a family or small group, the new trail guides you around secret...

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Man charged in connection with sexual assault in Orrell Park

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a teenage girl, in Orrell Park, on Monday, 21 September, have charged a man. 30 year old, Dean Lockley, of no fixed abode was charged with:- kidnap; false imprisonment; and sexual assault. He has been...

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Unlocking the North's Potential to lead the nation to recovery

"WHEN the Convention of the North with the NP11 gathered in Rotherham just over a year ago, no one could have foreseen the choppy waters that awaited us in 2020. The events of the 2019, and the continued economic fall out of dealing with Covid19, have highlighted more than..."

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Vital that county lines victims get help says The Children's Society

JAMES Simmonds Read, National Programme Manager at The Children's Society's Prevention programme, said:- "Bringing down the criminals who cynically exploit vulnerable children through these county lines operations is crucial. But it's equally important that the children..."

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CLA responds to VAT cut extension

RESPONDING to the news that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has extended the VAT cut from 20% to 5% for tourism businesses until 31 March 2020, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:- "The CLA has been lobbying intensively for the VAT cut; from 20% to 5%; to be made permanent by Government..."

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RSPCA urges people in Merseyside to lobby local MPs to act now to save animal welfare post Brexit

RSPCA urges people in Merseyside to lobby local MPs to act now to save animal welfare post Brexit Charity calls on people there to pressure their local MP to vote to ban lower standard imports, ahead of crunch vote in Commons, on 1 October...

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MP calls for public test and trace system to end "failure" of outsourcing

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has called on the Government to:- "get a grip" of Coronavirus test and trace by introducing a public system to identify, monitor and control the spread of the virus. Mr Esterson said outsourcing the system to the private sector had been a "disaster..."

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Is Department for Education Guidance to Schools dangerous?

THIS week the UK Government has continued to push on with its very own extreme political stance, on what it sees as extremist views, with Brexit and other activities, if you consider the wording in the new educational guidance, entitled:- 'Plan your..."

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RSPCA urges people in Merseyside to lobby local MPs to act now to save animal welfare post Brexit

RSPCA urges people in Merseyside to lobby local MPs to act now to save animal welfare post Brexit Charity calls on people there to pressure their local MP to vote to ban lower standard imports, ahead of crunch vote in Commons, on 1 October...

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North West Residents Tempting Fate By Digging Blind

1 in 5 people in the North West have hit an underground pipe or cable whilst digging, or know someone that has, with 8% of these incidents resulting in injury, according to new research into safe digging practices in the UK. On top of this, 26% of North West residents have been severely...

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Council and community come together to save Beatles Mural

RESIDENTS in Litherland have Come Together with Sefton Council and prolific artist Paul Curtis to give an iconic Beatles mural a new lease of life. On Tuesday, 22 September 2020, essential maintenance works began on the gable end of a property on Croxteth Avenue, in Litherland, after it began...

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Victorian Plumbing Launches Expansion Recruitment Drive

MERSEYSIDE based bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing has launched a major recruitment drive and business expansion, citing the trend for lockdown home renovation projects as the driving force behind the growth.  The company is looking to increase its headcount by 20% in the next...

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Jobs plan "looks designed so that no one will want to use it," says MP

MP Bill Esterson has criticised the Government's new jobs protection scheme, saying it:- "looks like a plan designed so that no 1 will want to use it." The MP for Sefton Central and Shadow International Trade Minister said the plan for the Government to support...

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