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Formby General Store opens
its doors amid Pandemic
IT isn't often that we get to say this now in Formby
Village, but a new shop has opened. The shop is a true general store, that
caters for everything from basic household and DIY goods to foods and more. the
shop is the 1st in what the owner hopes with be a chain and is run by a young
family. Differently it is worth a visit if...
Sight Loss Councils slam
Transport Committee's latest report on e-scooters
SIGHT Loss Councils, which
advocate for blind and partially sighted people across the UK, have slammed a
report on e-scooters, just published by the House of Commons Transport Select
Dobbies Southport to host
Spooktacular events this Halloween
FOR a frighteningly good day out
for the whole family, Dobbies' Halloween Spooktacular, that is due to be held,
from Thursday, 29 October to Saturday, 31 October 2020, in the Southport store.
Families can enjoy...
Lamb sector under threat in
event of 'no deal,' CLA warns
THE Country Land and Business
Association (CLA), which represents 30,000 rural businesses in England and
Wales, has today issued a stark warning to the Government on the impact that no
deal would have on Britain's competitiveness...
Local Council Candidate
Raises Concerns Over State of Road
A local campaigner, Mike
Prendergast, has raised concerns over the conditions of the road surface along a
busy stretch of road, in Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside. In an email to
us he said:- "The..."
Thousands of affordable
homes would have been lost under planning reforms
COMMUNITIES could have missed out on nearly 30,000
affordable homes in the past 5 years if proposed Government planning reforms
were in place, new analysis has...
Liverpool's children's champ Julie Cashin receives MBE for contribution to
WHEN Liverpool City Council worker Julie Cashin
(Bennett) got a phone call telling her she was going to receive an award in the
Queen's Birthday Honours, she immediately...
Celebrating 2 'trail
AS we mark Black History Month, Merseyside's Police Commissioner is celebrating
the work of 2 'trail blazing' Independent Custody Visitors, while encouraging
others to join the scheme.
Ebenezer 'Ben' Quartey and Herbert 'Herbie' Higgins
were 2 of the founding members...
Joint statement from the Metro Mayor, City Mayor and Leaders of the Liverpool
City Region's 6 Local Authorities
"IN response to the high and rising Covid19 cases in the City Region, we have
been working collectively throughout the whole weekend to negotiate a package of
support from the Government in the best..."
Steve Rotheram Launches
₤500,000 Community Environment Fund
COMMUNITY environment groups across the City Region
are set to benefit from a ₤500,000 Fund, that has been launched by Steve
Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. The Community Environment
Fund aims to:- Improve the environment in the Liverpool City Region (LCR);
Encourage long term behavioural change; Promote community engagement and
participation in environmental projects!
The Fastfit Centre moves into Merseyside's Biggest Tyre Bay
THE Fastfit Centre, a St Helens auto garage known for
its tyre repairs, has moved to a new facility, making it the biggest tyre bay
and auto garage in Merseyside! As well as boosting its storage...
Beauty Works' Penelope Cheshire shortlisted for prestigious UK award
1 of the world's most successful beauty brands, Beauty
Works, is celebrating after its Managing Director, Penelope Cheshire, was
shortlisted for a prestigious
Millions of motorists in a
race for last minute MOT appointments
MILLIONS of drivers will be
battling to book their MOT test from this week, as garages face a 6 month
backlog from the Coronavirus lockdown. That's according to new research from
Confused.com, which found that 29% of drivers; that's equivalent to nearly 12
million cars; will have been eligible for the MOT holiday. Of these, nearly 37%
or 4 million; drivers made use of the extension, meaning they had to book their
car in for an MOT within the next...
LGA responds to NHS
providers report on the state of providers survey
RESPONDING to an NHS Providers
survey of trust leaders, which found that 83% were worried that insufficient
investment is being made in social care in their area, Cllr Ian Hudspeth,
Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:-
"Social care services will play an absolutely vital role in relieving
pressure on the NHS this winter, especially as we look to minimise the..."
Brake comments on increase in video calling behind the wheel
THE 2020 RAC Report on Motoring
has revealed that 1 in 5 drivers aged 17 to 24 admit to making or receiving
video calls when driving, and a further 1 in 10 say they play games on their
phone when behind the wheel. Brake, the road safety charity, have voiced their
concern on these findings and are calling for a complete ban on the use of a
phone when driving, including hands free. The road safety campaigners claim this
introduces new measures to help people who are self isolating
MORRISON'S is launching a service aimed at ensuring
customers who are self isolating can get a delivery of food to their doorstep.
With Coronavirus cases rising, Morrison's wants no customer to be left behind
and the:- 'doorstep delivery' service will offer all customers who
are self isolating a next day food delivery, from 10am to 6pm. Customers simply
have to ring the doorstep delivery service where they can choose the...
Merseyside football giants
back NSPCC campaign to make sports clubs safer for children
LIVERPOOL and Everton football clubs have backed an
NSPCC campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding standards in UK sports clubs
and improve safety measures. New research found less than 4 in 10 parents
actively sought to understand the safeguarding procedures of their local sports/
leisure clubs before signing their child up to take part in practice sessions,
matches and competitions...
New approach aims to broaden
the range of organisations responsible for improving air quality locally
THE UK Government has launched a
call for evidence, from 5 October 2020, in which public bodies should be
designated to become Air Quality Partners to help cut emissions. This approach
will ensure all relevant public bodies, not just Local Authorities, are playing
their part in helping to reduce pollution at a local level, ensuring a better
Is 17 too young to drive? Brits have their say on the UK's driving age limit?
THE UK driving theory test has recently undergone some major changes, as the
existing written exam has now been replaced with a more visual approach, in a
bid to make it more accessible and modern.
With driving tests frequently being updated, data from GOV.UK indicates theory
test pass rates have plummeted in recent years, now at just 49.1% in comparison
to 51.6% in 2014. Practical pass rates are also at an all time low...
Nominations open for the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity
LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has launched the nominations
for this year's Culture and Creativity Awards to celebrate creative activity
that has brought people together within their communities, in real life or
virtually, over the last year. Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said:- "It's
safe to say that 2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year for everyone,
but in spite..."
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